We’re happy to help Quiltmaker magazine celebrate the tenth(!) volume of their semi-annual 100 Blocks special issue by being part of their blog tour. Each issue includes 100 original quilt blocks — so with Volume 10 that means talented quilters have designed 1000 original quilt blocks.
As part of the celebration, we are happy to be able to give away a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10 to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment on this post before midnight on November 23 for a chance to win! If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure to leave your e-mail address so we can contact you if you’re the winner. We’ll select a winner on Monday, November 24.
We picked out three pieced blocks from this fabulous collection to feature in our blog post.
The first block, Forever by Sandi Blackwell, would be a great block to use when making a Quilt of Valor or simply if you love Americana colors and quilts. It’s also a great block for a beginning quilter because it uses simple squares and rectangles.
We were also partial to Carolyn Beam’s block, In the Middle. Like the Forever block, it uses only squares and rectangles, but has more pieces so would be the perfect block for the quilter who wants a bit more of a challenge. It won’t be difficult to make, but with 52 pieces it will require some care while assembling.
Last, but not least, we want to feature Churned Star by Handi Quilter employee Nancy Allen. With this block, Nancy merged a traditional churn dash block with her all-time favorite variable star block. Nancy’s block uses traditional fabrics, but it lends itself to all styles of fabrics. It’s essential, however, to make sure there is good contrast among the three fabrics being used in the block.
Be sure to visit Nancy’s blog, Bountiful Heirlooms, to see more about how she did this block.
And definitely leave a comment before midnight on November 23, 2014 to possibly be the lucky winner of a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10. Good luck!