Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9

The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Loris of Cambria, CA. Your copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 9 is coming from Quiltmaker magazine! Thanks to all who left such kind comments about the block and the quilt!

We’re so happy to be part of the kickoff of the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol. 9 blog tour! Be sure to leave a comment on this blog post by midnight on Thursday, May 1 for a chance to win a copy of the special issue.

Our favorite block in Vol. 9 (and we’re not showing any favoritism here) is by HQ employee Nancy Allen. The block is called Folk Art Mexican Rose because according to Nancy “it was inspired by a hand-carved Mexican chest purchased in Guadalajara, Mexico.”

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Nancy’s original block was done with warm colors that reminded her of the summer she lived in Mexico. But we love the colorful version she made into a table runner with pink, red, aqua, and white fabrics.

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Thanks to HQ education coordinator Vicki Hoth for quilting the table runner.

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And, ta da! Here are some closeups of the great quilting that Vicki did.

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It almost looks like the block was done in a trapunto style. But it was just the fabulous micro quilting, in contrast with areas left unquilted that created this dimension.

Be sure to visit Nancy’s blog, Bountiful Heirlooms, as part of the blog tour on Thursday to see more about how she did this block.

And definitely leave a comment before midnight on May 1, 2014 to possibly be the lucky winner of a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9. Good luck!

 

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  2. Nicole Sender says:

    Love your beautiful quilt!

  3. Tabitha Keener says:

    I love this block! I really love the aqua and red colorway and the quilting really makes it pop! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Cool block! The quilting is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Pam C says:

    Wow, that quilting is amazing. Love the block too!

  6. Diann Cornell says:

    The quilting on the table runner is amazing. She did a great job.

  7. Penny says:

    It is amazing when a lovely quilt block is accentuated by the quilting so nicely! Great job. I love this block.

  8. Karen Dailey says:

    The block you featured in your blog, “Folk Art Mexican Rose” is beautiful. At first glance I favored the original warm colors that the designer chose to represent the Mexican summer she spent there. However, after seeing the stunning quilting done on the table runner project I fell in love!! It truly did MAKE that block POP!! Beautiful appliquéd block and exceptional quilting make this project one that I would love to try!