I'm a little behind because I've been working a new temp job as well as Saturdays at the fabric store, and block testing for Quiltmaker Magazine's 100 Blocks Volume 16 has also begun! But since I only had three total entries for my giveaways, I'll give everyone who commented a free issue of Volume 15! The catch is that I need to figure out who all my commenters are. I'm guessing my old neighbor Tammy is number one, and I know guild friend Daria is two ... but number three will have to send me an email or Facebook message. As for the apron ...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
I'm so excited to share my very first published quilt block design (even if only a handful of people out there read this!). I've been testing for Quiltmaker Magazine's 100 Blocks issues off and on for some time; Volume 15 was my third for which I was a tester. About halfway through testing I received an invitation to contribute a design, and, inspired by the latest collection by one of my favorite designers - "Brighten Up!" by Me & My Sister - I worked up Paper Doll Dress.
I received two, one for being a designer and one for being a tester, so the second one could be yours. Just comment as to whether you use Instagram (and if you care to, share your user name! I'm tenquilt5 if you'd like to follow me.). The giveaway will stay open until on . I'll randomly pick a winner - assuming I have any entries at all! - and contact you by email.
Monday, May 1, 2017
It's finally time for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 15 Blog Tour! This issue's tour theme is "Block Tour Road Rally" ... which is perfect, because since I did not see the invitation to participate formally in time, this is something of a detour!
The main event is happening at Quilty Pleasures all week, and I'm as excited as anyone else to see what's in store ... I hear that some of the posts will include some of the block testers' designs so I may see my own handiwork featured there!
I will be posting later this week about my own block design which was included in this issue, but the good stuff is that I'm also participating in the giveaway. I'll be giving away five copies of Volume 15 to lucky winners, as well as a bonus prize which will be offered on my block post. To enter to win one of five issues of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 15, leave a comment on THIS POST telling me about your favorite type of block assembly. Do you like fusible applique? Foundation paper piecing? English paper piecing? As you know if you have previous volumes of the magazine, it's divided up into pieced, applique and mixed techniques (and my block falls into the third category). I'm noodling around ideas for a future block design so I'm curious to hear what you love!
The bonus to my missing the opportunity to formally participate in the block tour means you probably have a better chance of winning here ... heck, I may not even get five comments to be able to give away issues, so I will leave the giveaway open until Friday, May 5 at midnight EDT for entries. Just be sure that you choose a commenting identity which is linked to an email address so that I can let you know if you're a winner!