Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks
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!