November 2010 - Posts
Good Morning! Boy it's really cold here in north Iowa. The thermometer says 14 degrees! That's January weather usually. I certainly hope it warms up a bit. If January weather is starting now....I'm in trouble!
I wanted to thank all of you who commented on my block in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue. It's been fun to be involved with this magazine. I will be in the next issue as well. I believe will be out in May of 2011 so I'm really excited!
I spent the weekend finishing the set up of my mid-arm quilt table and machine. I had a friend who was upgrading to a long-arm and wanted to sell her smaller table. It's a Little Gracie II. I bought a Janome 1600 to go with it. I also have a stitch regulator on it. It's going to be really fun to work on. I do all my quilting right now on my small machine (except for lap size or larger quilts) so I am familiar with machine quilting. I'm excited to practice. I've got some large scraps (translation: ugly fabric that I can not figure out why I bought it!) that i will sandwich up and practice on. I'll keep you posted on my progress. If anyone of you has a mid-arm and have any advice for me, I'd be glad to hear it. Any bit helps. Below is a photo of my machine.
Well, I'm off to get started on my day. I have a new pattern I'm working on and hopefully it will work out the way I want it. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for a healthy, happy family, great friends and, of course, quilting!
e-mail address given was: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will contact you, Sherri, by e-mail so I can get information to Quiltmaker for your prize. Congratulations!
And to all who visited my blog for the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks blog tour, thank you! I hope you enjoyed it and are
looking forward to the next time!
Be sure to look for the magazine on newsstands next week.
Welcome blog tourists!
I was so excited to be included in this issue! This is my second time appearing in a Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks issue. I didn’t have a blog the first time I was in the magazine so I am excited to participate this time. Check out my blog archives to see what I have been up to since I began the blog this summer.
I have been designing and marketing my own patterns since 2003. My love is combining traditional piecing and appliqué to make unique creations. I also love to design seasonal and holiday themed items. Feel free to view my web site: http://www.snugglesquilts.com. I also have a book called “Country Fresh Quilts” published in 2008 by Martingale & Co. My next book “Scrap Quilts Go Country” will be out in February of 2011.
My block is called “Tulip Twist”. I wanted to create a pieced flower themed block and not use any appliqué. I created my block in “cool” colors, but I feel you can adapt this block to any color family you like.
Here is my block:
To make a quick and colorful table runner, follow the direction in the magazine to make three Tulip Twist blocks and then join them into a row. Next add 2 1/4” borders to the sides. You will need to cut 2 border strips 2 1/4 x 36 1/2 for the long sides and 2 border strips 2 1/4 x 16 for the short sides (about 1/4 yard of fabric will be plenty). Join the long border strips to the block row first, then the short strips. The finished runner will measure 16 x 40.
Look for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks on newsstands November 16th or visit http://www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks to purchase an issue. Be sure to visit the Quiltmaker blog at http://www.quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures where you will be eligible for great prizes!
I will be drawing a name from those who comment here and you will receive a free issue of the magazine! Leave a comment here and come back Friday, November 12th to see if you are a winner!