Here it is. My little block that’s in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. Did you guess which one was mine?
There it is, Spring Bloomers. How cool is that?
But wait…it gets even better…It made the cover too!!! I’m soooo excited.
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. .
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.
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.
What will you do with your Spring Bloomers?
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That is a sweet block! Congratulations also to be on the cover!
I like this block, so cute. crystalbluern at tds dot net
Congratulations, Cover Girl!
CONGRATS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!
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.
Your block is adorable! Congratulations on being chosen for the cover!
It's a very cute little block. Nice time saving tips. Thank you for sharing.
I love the Watering cans. I collect them. Congratulations on the cover!
congratulations. this is a lovely block
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Beautiful design and setting inspirations.
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.
What a great spring design.
What a cute little block. Thank you for sharing the short cut tips in your blog post. Thank you for a chance to win.
Nice block. Looking forward to spring!
Very cute block, so spring looking and fun!! Thanks for sharing! Diane O
Your block is my favorite so far! I love the watering can and the red tulips!
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.
I like the table runner idea, great design for a Spring table runner
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.
Cover girl, way to go! Great block!
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!
I love flowers and think your block is very sweet.
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..
Very clever watering can block with tulip flowers.
Love your cute block. The layout with the checkerboard border is perfect.
What a lovely block! Thanks for sharing the different layouts.
My daughter's favorite flower. Thank you!
What a cute block. I love the tablerunner version!
good tips for making your pattern ... do like all the diff suggestions for using the block.
Cute, cute block! Red tulips are my favorite. Loving the design of the table runner.
Super cute block. goes great with the blocks from In Our Garden BOM Blog Hop I'm participating in.
Tulips are my favorite, and I especially like the anatomically correct leaves!
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
I love your block it is so pretty and tulips that will never wilt.
Your tulips are so happy and look like some I have seen in my neighborhood this spring.
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.
Well, totally messed up the rafflecopter entry--but loved your block. Just right for spring!
I just love sprinkling cans so your block really caught my eye! Congratulations on getting it published. Karen Thurn
Congratulations on being a cover girl! Spring Bloomers is gorgeous!
Love your design and layout suggestions.--swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.
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