Today it’s my turn on the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 12 Blog Tour! I will be giving away 2 copies of this wonderful issue! It was almost a full year ago that I shared this sneak peek of my block on Instagram- yes, it seems to take forever to be able to do a full “reveal”!!!
This block appears in Volume 12 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. This is a really fun magazine- you get 100 blocks in each issue! All of the blocks are sized 12″ finished (12 1/2″ unfinished), and you will find all kinds of techniques including basic piecing, applique, embroidery, and foundation piecing. That means you can make up your own sampler quilt, or make a few pillows, or a table runner, or add a few borders to a single block for a mini-quilt…. And it’s available NOW- so go get yourself a copy :)
My block is called A Walk in the Park- because I love listening to the birds chirp when I’m going for a relaxing walk, and the pieced part of the block reminds me of paved pathways:
If you’ve done my Free Block of the Month quilts (Cozy Afternoon and Sew Sweet Simplicity), you know I love utilizing that space in the center of the block for embroidery or applique! As you can see, the block is made out of simple squares and HST’s (Half Square Triangle units). You could also just use the cute little bird embroidery pattern to embellish a tea towel or pillow.
Or, if you are not into embroidery (although- I think you should give it a try- check out my embroidery tutorial videos here and here!!), you could make a bunch of the blocks and just leave the block centers solid white. Put a bunch of them together, and you get a quilt like this:
The pattern in this quilt really reminds me of an elaborate garden with lots of pathways and flower beds. The quilt above was designed using 20 of the blocks laid out in horizontal rows (5 rows of 4 blocks each.)
You can even do some simple machine or hand applique in place of the embroidery- what a cute girls’ quilt!!
And yes- it would look great in lots of different fabric styles and colors:
There are going to be giveaways, interesting and inspiring blog posts, and more on this blog tour, so be sure to visit all of the other blogs, as well as the Quilty Pleasures Blog over at Quiltmaker magazine. The tour runs all week!
(And yes, once again, I’m included in that illustrious “And More” group on the cover- lolololol!!!)
I am going to give away 2 copies of the magazine! To enter, tell me in the comments:
*What is your favorite super-quick project? (Like, you forgot to get someone a gift, and you need to whip up something really quick?? Or you realize that tomorrow is the silent auction at the guild/church/school and you need something to donate?)
*Winners will be chosen at random. You must comment by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (NYC time) on Tuesday November 24, 2015.
*Make sure you include your email in the appropriate comment information box (email address is not published). If I choose your name and I cannot immediately contact you, I will choose another winner.
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*Open to U.S. and International readers.
ALSO- REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE JUST ABOUT 2 MORE WEEKS TO GET YOUR FREE COZY AFTERNOON BLOCK OF THE MONTH PATTERNS, AND ENTER TO WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL FABRIC KIT FOR THE 2016 BLOCK OF THE MONTH!!! IN 2 WEEKS, THE PATTERNS WILL NO LONGER BE FREE, BUT THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON MY WEBSITE. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.