Quiltmaker's Blog Tour and Giveaway!
I was so thrilled to have my block chosen to be a part of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks volume 5 magazine edition. So exciting! Today is my day of the blog tour - be sure to check out the tour for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. You will have your chance to win 1 of 3 copies here, so read on!
I snapped a quick picture of my original block way back when, so sorry about the picture background - had I thought about it, I would have gotten a better picture. Anyway - my block is called Road Block - it has a lot of piecing in it, but it is so fun to put together!
I was so surprised to see my block and my name - or at least Green Fairy Quilts on the cover. What an honor! You can find my block and instructions on how to make it on page 64 of the magazine.
Here is another version of my block that I pieced this last week - I had this idea of a bright, rainbow type quilt and I think it turned out fun.
Here's the block in a simple row by row setting. I think I like it!
Then, this crazy idea came to me to make a bigger block - so, I doubled the size of my original 12 inch block to get a finished 24 inch block. Then, I added some borders. I am so happy with how this block turned out.
It was funny as I searched through my stash of fabric to make these sample blocks only to realize that I pretty much gave everything in my fabric stash to my mother - I hope she's happy - so I had to run to the quilt store for some fabric. This fabric line screamed at me as I walked by, so I bought some yardage of each piece in the line they carried. The line is called "Bright Owl" by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures Fabrics.
Being the super optimist, I figured I would get 3 different bigger blocks to show you, but wouldn't you know it - I didn't get to the third one. In the meantime, I realized that I just need to make 6 of these blocks to get a super cute quilt. So, that's what I am going to do, eventually!
Here's the rest of the blocks all cut up and ready to go. I can't wait to finish this quilt, but I have some quilting to get done first.
So, how about a giveaway? Quiltmaker is giving away 1 copy of the magazine to my readers and I am throwing in 2 extra copies. So, just leave me a comment telling me what project you are working on. Simple as that! Good luck!