Sunday, May 1, 2016

Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Hop with giveaway

Here it is. My little block that’s in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. Did you guess which one was mine?

spring bloomers funthreads designs

There it is, Spring Bloomers. How cool is that?

quiltmaker block funthreads designs (2)

But wait…it gets even better…It made the cover too!!! I’m soooo excited.

funthreads designs 100 blocks issue

If you like shortcuts as much as I do here’s a little tip…

In the magazine the watering can template is drawn as multiple parts. When you trace it onto your paper backed fusible draw it as one piece.Then use stitching to complete the design marked in red below. It’ll save time and still look like you used multiple applique pieces. tulip templates.

You can do the same thing with the bottom leaves. Draw them as one piece, tuck the tulip behind the middle leaf, and use stitching to make it look like multiple appliques were used.

template funthreads designs

I played with lots of layouts and colorways in EQ7 before submitting my design. I have to keep my final quilt a secret a little longer because it’ll make it’s debut in the Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine this summer. But here are some ideas to get your imagination working.

tulip layout funthreads designs

tulip 2 funthreads designs

tulip 1 funthreads designs

tulip 3 funthreads designs

tulip 5 funthreads designs

tulip 4 funthreads designs

What will you do with your Spring Bloomers?


Sweepstakes Give Away

I’m giving two winners a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. Enter Rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

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41 comments:

Martina said...

That is a sweet block! Congratulations also to be on the cover!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I like this block, so cute. crystalbluern at tds dot net

JANET said...

Congratulations, Cover Girl!

Linda said...

CONGRATS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!
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Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Congratulations on making the magazine and especially the cover. Wowza!
Great tip to use stitching to delineate areas rather than cutting lots of little pieces.

Janet said...

Great block!

Cynthia Knapp said...

Your block is adorable! Congratulations on being chosen for the cover!

Janice Averill said...

It's a very cute little block. Nice time saving tips. Thank you for sharing.

Monica Young said...

I love the Watering cans. I collect them. Congratulations on the cover!

Lori Smanski said...

congratulations. this is a lovely block
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Cat Lady said...

Beautiful design and setting inspirations.

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl! Thank you for the short cut tips, it would definitely make it a little easier to make. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Kathryn said...

What a great spring design.

jrt14 said...

What a cute little block. Thank you for sharing the short cut tips in your blog post. Thank you for a chance to win.

JANET said...

Nice block. Looking forward to spring!

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Very cute block, so spring looking and fun!! Thanks for sharing! Diane O

Catskill Quilter said...

Your block is my favorite so far! I love the watering can and the red tulips!

Sandra said...

Great job in your design and the inspiration that you have offered us in this block. Thank you for being a part of QM's 100 Blocks. I tried using your Rafflecopter but I was cut off. I believe the size of a fat quarter is 18" by 21". Thank you for he chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Jackie said...

I like the table runner idea, great design for a Spring table runner

Wanda said...

WOW! Tulips are my favorite flower. I have hundreds of red tulips blooming in my garden right now.
Your beautiful block is one I must make. Thank you for your delightful block and a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Paige said...

Cover girl, way to go! Great block!

Terri said...

Tulips are my favorite flower. I love all of the design options you provided. Perfect for this time of year! Thanks for the chance to win!

Joanna said...

I love flowers and think your block is very sweet.

dquilterguy said...

WOW.. love your tulip and watering can design.. besides giving us a amazing block (which I will make into a spring wall hanging), it gives me an idea for updating a watering can vase that I own..

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Very clever watering can block with tulip flowers.

~Kris~ said...

Love your cute block. The layout with the checkerboard border is perfect.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely block! Thanks for sharing the different layouts.

lefuntz said...

My daughter's favorite flower. Thank you!

Julie said...

What a cute block. I love the tablerunner version!

ritainalaska said...

good tips for making your pattern ... do like all the diff suggestions for using the block.

Janarama said...

Cute, cute block! Red tulips are my favorite. Loving the design of the table runner.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Super cute block. goes great with the blocks from In Our Garden BOM Blog Hop I'm participating in.

Julie in WA said...

Tulips are my favorite, and I especially like the anatomically correct leaves!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your construction hints. I did a bow tie border many years ago and not seen one like it until yours. Great job. Kathy in Colo repzjratplainsdotnet

Judy1522 said...

I love your block it is so pretty and tulips that will never wilt.

Joye with an e said...

Your tulips are so happy and look like some I have seen in my neighborhood this spring.
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Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

Oh my goodness - such a cute block :o) I'm having such a good time visiting all the blogs on the tour. My block, Flowers for the Cabin, is also in Vol. 13 and I just love reading the story behind the blocks for the other designers.

Elizabeth said...

Well, totally messed up the rafflecopter entry--but loved your block. Just right for spring!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I just love sprinkling cans so your block really caught my eye! Congratulations on getting it published. Karen Thurn

Angelia Lanouette said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl! Spring Bloomers is gorgeous!

S Walker said...

Love your design and layout suggestions.--swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.