Saturday, May 4, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Winners!

This morning I had the pleasure of drawing three names from all of the wonderful comments I received as entry to my giveaway.  My heartfelt thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit and took the time to comment.  I loved reading each one, and I'm so happy that you enjoyed blog hopping to everyone's blogs.  It was great fun to see all the different blocks, meet new designers, and be inspired by all that creativity. the important stuff....the winners!!

Darlene B wrote:
I like the pattern in your header that looks like Bear's Paws.  I went to your website, and when I came back to your blog, I forgot the name of it (something Whimsy?)  My computer is NOT cooperating today, so I can't get back to check it out.  Ugh.  Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Darlene, the quilt in my header that looks like Bear's Paws is called Sweet Rosie.  Actually, it isn't a Bear's Paw, but the entire center of the quilt is made of one block called The Wedding March.  I love it, too, which is why it's on the header.  The "Whimsy" pattern is called Wee Whimsies and is one of two patterns that feature cute little 5" block quilts.   They make wonderful Christmas ornaments, are cute displayed here and there in your home, or a wonderful decoration on a gift bag to a quilter friend!  

Quilter Laura wrote:
I think Blueberry Pie looks delicious!

I think Blueberry Pie is delicious, too!  Blueberry Pie was the very first of my quilts ever published in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.  I think it was 2007.  My dear friend, Mary Mc and I designed that quilt together, and I can still remember both of us sitting on the floor of my sewing room in a sea of blue fabrics, picking out the prints and plaids we wanted in the quilt.  Very fond memories!  That quilt is great fun to make, and truly easy breezy!!  You can see other color versions of Blueberry Pie in the gallery on my website.  

Rose wrote:
I love your block.  It's so hard to choose.  I think I love Heart of the Prairie best and Suffragette would be a close second though.

Rose, Heart of the Prairie was inspired by an antique quilt my dear friend Docia owns.  She graciously allowed me to copy her quilt, right down to the colors.  It was a perfect pattern for my first fabric line with Marcus Fabrics, also called Heart of the Prairie.  While the traditional construction of the Carpenter's Wheel block and the LeMoyne Star block calls for set-in Y-seams.....ugh.....I drafted a modern version without the set-in seams!  It's a lovely design (I can say that very humbly 'cause I didn't design the quilt!) that was great fun to piece.  

Congrats to Darlene, Laura, and Rose....and thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to visit my blog celebrating Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.  I just love sitting down and browsing thru each issue, and I know you will, too, so please be sure to look for your copy at your favorite local quilt shop or newsstand!


  1. Congratulations to the winners!

  2. Awesome. I didn't know that about Heart of the Prairie. I can't wait to make that quilt. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  3. Allthough I did not win, I enjoyed reading the stories behind the patterns chosen by the winners. Cogradulations.

  4. Pam I received my magazine in the mail today, it looks like a fantastic issue! Thank you so much for the extras: an issue of 100 blocks vol 3, the lovely pattern I commented on, adorable bookmark, quilt happy notebook, AND the little pack of Sentiments by Moda...WOW! You are wonderful, thank you so much! I know you are having a wonderful time vacationing, enjoy!