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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

     
Join the fun once again for the 100 Blocks Blog Tour, by Quiltmakers magazine, Vol 4 is now here, and you have a chance to win prizes and a free magazine issue!  I am one of the lucky designers to have a block in this issue!  It's called Ocean Life, and I made my own version of an ocean wave design for my block, with an added dophin appliqued to the center.  In the magazine there are 100 newly designed blocks by 100 different designers!  The instructions for making each and every block are there!
Right now you also want to go the the link quiltmaker.com/100blocks to find out about other prizes you can win just by following the blog tour!  There will be ONE winner, from my blog's comments to win an issue of this magazine, and I want you to win!  Just post a comment explaining why new block patterns would be helpful to you!  You might just win a new magazine!
This block is made from a line called Mermaid Wishes by RJR Fabrics.  It has the cutest images of mermaids and sea life, so the dolphin just had to take center stage on the block.  Of course it can go into a quilt, but I also thought it would be a cute pillow to compliment a child's quilt.
Something like this!  With a flanged edge and narrow inner borders.  Soooooo- be sure to post your comment, and the winner will be drawn by November 12th, this coming Saturday!  I'll be waiting to hear from you!

145 comments:

Martina said...

Oh I love your dolphin block! So cute! I am always in search of new blocks for small gifts and those magazines are just such a great source for it!Thanks so much!

Janet said...

I like new block patterns to dream about even if I can't get to do all of them! The dolphin block is great. I would be neat in a "water" quilt, now wouldn't it?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your block! I really enjoyed the previous issues of 100 blocks, and this one looks just as inspiring :-)

Donna said...

Sweet dolphin block. Congratulations.

Michele said...

Great block!

Donna said...

Nice dolphin block! Congrats on being chosen for the new mag!!

Lisa Marie said...

I love original ideas for quilt blocks much more than just old ideas with new fabric. That's why this magazine is such a great resource! I make lots of quilts (mostly for gifts) and like them to each be unique. Love your block!

Madeline said...

New block patterns are like fabric. They get the creative juices flowing!

Robyn said...

New block patterns would be helpful because honestly can you have too many? I love to go through my magazines and books for inspiration.

SewLindaAnn said...

Such a sweet block. I've never seen one with a dolphin motif, so orginal and fun! I love seeing ideas for blocks because it inspires me to play with fabric colors and have fun.

Mom2four said...

I always love to look at new ideas for blocks!

Bonnie said...

Your dolphin block is so cute as is the fabric. This magazine provides such inspiration.

Sandra said...

The Ocean Life block is really cute and so clever. Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4 has so many talented designers with all of their individual blocks to make and it is so exciting to see how these blocks come alive with their creative minds and ideas. I would love to win a copy of the magazine. I can't wait to see for myself this wonderful magazine.

Thank you and Happy Holidays.

Sandi from Sonora, CA

Karen said...

Cute block. The block patterns provide such great inspiration to make new quilts!!

Carrie P. said...

who doesn't love dolphins? My daughter would love that block.
congrats on having your block in the magazine.

Lee said...

Congrats on your block! i love it!

Staci said...

Very nice block, it must be exciting to be including in this publication. I participate in a lot of virtual bees and swaps, and these magazines are an absolute treasure trove! I have the three past issues, and use them constantly. Thanks very much.

Scarlett said...

New blocks always make me think, what would I use for this design? Digging through fabrics is fun!

Blue Bird said...

Adorable - greaqt for the grandkids!

sandrascraftcorner said...

Your block is so cute.

Linda E in AZ said...

Seeing new block patterns always inspires me to try something that I hadn't thought to try on my own.
Cute block!
thanks

Lori said...

New patterns inspire me to finish and old project and start a new one. I would love to win a copy of the magazine because what I have seen so far is great. Congratulations on a very cute block and thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

New blocks are an inspiration to try something different. Your dolphin block is great. I love it.

Marilee said...

Love the plaid.

Jeanne said...

It is so nice to see something different in regards to your block! Dolphins are very loveable!

More new blocks the better for me as I tend to get bored easily with the same old thing over and over.

Happy quilting!

annmarie said...

Thank-you thank-you! You just solved my xmas present dilemma for my sister! She is a dolphin nut so I see a dolphin mini going her way for xmas! Very cool block.

Cotton Blossom said...

I love to study the blocks in the Quiltmaker's 100 blocks magazine. It really is inspirational especially to a new quilter.

Mary said...

What a cute Dolphin Block. I have all the previous 100 Block issues and one day want to make an applique quilt with all those type of blocks. This one would be fun to add to it. Can't wait to see all the new Blocks.

kt said...

Great dolphin block! I'm a new quilter and am working on 2 sampler quilts, so am always looking for new block designs for these. Thanks for sharing--would love to win this issue!

mamahen02 said...

I love the whimsical patterns ... there is always a child or adult out there that is in crisis and if I can add a "joy spot" to their day with one of my little quilts thats what I like to do.

grannyanne said...

Sometimes, when one is working on a labor intensive quilt, it is great to stop and create something small. Each new block is like a breath of fresh air and can then later be used for something unique.

Glenna said...

Love your block - new blocks provide inspiration for new quilts!

Maria Kievit said...

Block patterns are really neat to use. You can use something from everybody, and make it your own.

Stitches said...

I'm an old dog and I need some new tricks (patterns). Anything to get enthused.

LJ said...

I love that Mermaid Wishes fabric line you used. I agree that the dolphin fit so well. I'm new to quilting and so I can use all the help there is with blocks.

ANudge said...

great block!

Jennifer said...

I love this block! Can't wait to get my hands on the mag and make one!

Jennie said...

I love your dolphin block! New block patterns help to keep me coming up with new quilt ideas!

Mary said...

What a sweet block. Would love to win a copy of the latest magazine!

Kathy in GA said...

The dolphin block will make a great addition to some ocean fabrics that I have set aside for a child's charity quilt. I love these magazines - they are great for just trying something out - new techniques, new setting ideas when visiting the blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win the 4th issue!

Kathy said...

Seeing new block patterns gets me excited to start new projects and gets me out of the rut of making the same quilt designs over and over again. Congrats on being published!

banjo795 said...

With so many people making quilts every year, I find it hard to believe that there could be ANY new ideas for blocks out there. But here are 100 of them! That fact inspires me to take a fresh look at blocks and think about how I can come up with a new slant on the same old blocks.

Regina said...

One can never have too many ideas...

Julie said...

I love your block! I think 100 Blocks offers wonderful ideas for quilters to try new techniques as well as to sew more creative blocks. You designers have great ideas!

gill said...

I love the dolphin!
I'm always looking for different blocks and new ways to use them - thanks for the chance!

Tamsyn said...

Great dolphin block!

Judy said...

I like looking a new blocks because they help me come up with ideas. When I see a cute block like the dolphin my mind sparks and I begin thinking I could do this or this.

grandmarockton said...

this so nice wall hanging pillow and just because for all little mermaid LOVERS mug rug! thanks

Jill said...

Darling idea. Quilt, pillow, book bag, any number of places would be good for your design.

Jan said...

How cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

The Village Queen said...

Thats neat! Dont recal any other ocean creatures recently. The patterns are helpfull in many ways, Ive used them for presidents blocks for quilt guilds and for a round robin on 12" blocks Im participating in now. Cant have too many ideas! Thanks for the chance.

Marge in Louisiana said...

I run into a "quilters block" when trying to decide on a new quilt so new blocks give me fresh ideas. These especially are done in the new fabrics so have a different look.

Joanna said...

I love your dolphin - it's beautiful. I am making a Quilt of Valor and have refered to the 100 Block Volume 2 issue for a block that I used. And I check through often when I want to make a new runner or something like that.

Sandy said...

I too love your dolphin block. It is just like my tattoo :) Also being a scubadiver, it will be a must make!
Must have volume 4 to add to my collection!

JoyceLM said...

Your dolphin block is gorgeous. I love new block patterns - they stimulate my own creativity. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kathy H said...

Love the dolphin block. I don't see too many sea creature patterns, other than turtles. It was nice to see the dolphin. I could use this magazine to make some new pillow blocks.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love to sew, but am not creative enough to design, so I love new blocks.

Deborah said...

I think having blocks that you can choose what is in your quilt is a great way to keep things interesting.

Lee Ann said...

That is a very cute block! Thank you for a chance to win.

Nancy Sue said...

Congrats on your block being included! I love new block patterns to get the creative juices flowing, even if I might not follow the pattern 100 percent :)(read "even though I might make a mistake!).

millipuppy said...

an old friend is having a baby, he is going to have some serious special needs and I want to make her something special for a baby present because I know she will spend a lot of time in hospitals and they need something snuggly with fun blocks to liven up drab and sterile rooms :D

roseann said...

I am a quilting novice who loves fabrics and color. These blocks would open a world of possibilities to me.

Shannon said...

Great block. I love the dolphin!!

Linda in PA said...

Your dolphin block is so cute! I could use some new blocks for inspiration.

Stephanie said...

What a fun block! Congratulations on your achievement.

swheatsue said...

A dear friend just finished a marine life "watercolor" quilt for her new granddaughter. I would love to make this block as a little gift for her to create a little wallhanging to accompany the quilt.

Dee said...

OMG Dolphins are my daughters fav! A must do block and quilt now on the drawing board!

TheStylishHome said...

Cute block! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the new magazine! I'm a huge fan of the 100 blocks publications (LOVE the creativeness shown time and time again) but also love collecting the "standard" old blocks. I love referring back to publications either for a jumping off point, or just a filler block. Congrats on being included!

Sallie said...

I make a lot of charity quilts for orphans and the local pregnancy help center and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy W said...

New block patterns are definitely a source of inspiration for me. I start thinking about my stash and what would work well with each new pattern. It's a fun process!
Judy W

dwright33055 said...

MY Daughter is a dolphin freak, so this is wonderful for me I can make her one....Thanks....

Purl Buttons said...

New block patterns are a springboard to further creativity. Thanks for your work.

bairdmtn said...

What a sweet block!! Love the name of your blog!! Can't wait too get a copy of 100 Blocks!!!

kwiltnkats said...

There are lots of times that I'm looking for the just right block design to work into a project. I just embarked on a Thanksgiving Table Topper project where I'm pulling in an Oak leaf block (from a Quiltmaker design from '04) and a turkey. Its great to have sources you can put your fingers on. Volumes 1 to 3 have filled in many times and Volume 4 I'm certain will do it too! Sandi

BeachQuilter said...

Your dolphin block is perfect for my daughter and granddaughter! I do love these magazines because they inspire and challenge me.

Jo said...

I enjoy new blocks because I am design challanged myself and would in a million years never be able to design a block of my own. Great block by the way.

Quilt Monkey said...

I always look at new block designs because I find them so inspiring and motivating. Just seeing a mag or book full of patterns makes me want to sew!

Cindy said...

Cute block. Congrats for being included in the magazine.
New blocks are always great inspiration for new projects!

VickiT said...

Diane ~ Your block is beautiful and the fabric you chose is awesome. I LOVE the plaid best and you're so right, the pillow would be adorable as a child's pillow.

Congratulations on being in Volume 4.

Cecilia said...

Cute block! I like new block patterns because they give me more choices when I'm looking for a new custom quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Amanda said...

I just love your block! My oldest daughter loves dolphins so looks like I have another project on my to do list!

Debbie said...

Great dolphin! They are such incredible animals.
New block ideas are always needed to spark interest for that 'next' quilt.
My list is huge and I welcome every new idea. I never know when I might see the 'just right' one for a needed quilt.
Thanks for sharing.

Sandi P said...

I love the dolphin and the colors you chose. Congrats on the inclusion in Vol. 4

Nancy said...

Very cute block.
How great that you were chosen to be in Volume 4 of the 100 Blocks. I love the past issues.

Carol R said...

Any child would love a quilt made with this block!

Candace said...

I would use this block in a collection of marine life blocks for a child's quilt :o) Thanks for the chance to win!!

Cindi said...

That is one cute block! I love the 100 Block issue of the magazine. So much inspiration.

Marianne said...

Love your block. New blocks are a great inspiration. Love to see how others are creating new designs.

Grandma Shell said...

New block patterns are helpful to get the creative juices flowing again when I'm in the doldrums. Also, it's fun to get the magazines out and just look at all the blocks on a dreary day.

Denise :) said...

Very cute! It's always nice to see fresh work and new ideas. Sometimes it inspires my creative juices, other times it allows me to add a twist to something I've already got in progress. Thanks for the chance! :)

Marcia W. said...

Wonderful block - I like to see new blocks from QM 100 to learn new skills and incorporate into sampler quilts. Many of the blog QALs make too few blocks for a bed quilt, so like to add to them using QM 100 Blocks. Yours is really cute.

Dona said...

Wonderful block and I love the quilt.

WoolenSails said...

I want to do charity quilts and the new blocks in this issue have a lot of wonderful designs that would be fun for kids, especially yours.

Debbie

Quilter In Paradise said...

love the block! my DIL just loves dolphins,, I'm going to forward this to her to see.
Beth

LizA. said...

I love to browse thru blocks for new ideas. I love how just changing colors or reversing light and dark dramatically changens the look of a block.

Donna Joy said...

I am used to all the old traditional blocks, but new block patterns seem to be so unique, it amazes me how creative people are at drawing these designs. It just inspires me to sew.

blacklabcrafts said...

Perfect for my 2 daughters in Hawaii in a more adult color scheme!

Jill said...

The block patterns are so inspirational and a great way to make a quilt.

JoAnne said...

I like to make something different with each quilt I make so new block patterns are a must for me!

Lori L said...

I am always looking for new ideas for charity quilts. I work mostly with donated "scraps" and have to "fit" them together. So having many blocks in 1 magazine helps me find blocks that work together to make a top. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deanna said...

Block patterns are nice because they give me the chance to tryout new ideas on a small scale before committing to a new quilt. I also enjoy sampler quilts, so blocks are a natural.

Deanna said...

Block patterns are nice because they give me the chance to tryout new ideas on a small scale before committing to a new quilt. I also enjoy sampler quilts, so blocks are a natural.

Donna's Quilts 4U2C said...

I like your Ocean Life block. The colors you have used are great. Looking at new blocks is how to see new possibilites for a quilt.

Julie in WA said...

I have a copy of the first 100 Blocks magazine, and I made (well, it is still in process...) a Christmas Sampler quilt using the blocks in the magazine. I am inspired by the creativity shown by designers who incorporate old block designs with new and updated ideas.

arlette said...

Your block's so cute!!!! <3, I'm a big fan of dolphins <3 <3, I'm always looking for new patterns and blocks because I'd love to see new ideas and colors

Nancy said...

I Love your block - so creative! I love new creations, as well as the old classics!

Janet said...

I love to look at different block patterns, and often try out blocks that I like. I find they help me with inspiration for my own designs. Your dolphin block is cute.

Cathryn said...

I love dolphins and I have a girlfriend who would love for me to make her a dolphin quilt. This block would be perfect for that.

Keri F said...

I love the dolphin block and think your designs are very sweet and creative. Thx for the opportunity to win! Keri in CA

Keri F said...

I love the dolphin block and think your designs are very sweet and creative. Thx for the opportunity to win! Keri in CA

Keri F said...

I love the dolphin block and think your designs are very sweet and creative. Thx for the opportunity to win! Keri in CA

Wendy B said...

New block ideas are always great....I needed an idea for a challenge fabric in our Quilters guild and a block in Vol 3 jumped at me....could never have done it on my own!!!!
thanks hugely!

Amanda said...

We have such great technology to help with constucting more intricate or fun, whimsical blocks. Thanks!
Amanda

ritainalaska said...

i'm always looking for new applique blocks ... your dolphin block is unusual and very attractive.

jofridsquilt said...

The Dolphin looks so great. It is a great block. Hugs Jofrid

Dana Gaffney said...

That block is adorable and I just happen to have some of that mermaid fabric. Thanks. I love these magazines, looking at the different blocks really gets my ideas flowing. Thanks.

Patti said...

A source with a variety of blocks would be helpful to provide inspiration and consider different color choices. Thanks for a chance to win.

Maggi said...

I love patterns and when i see a new one many many ideas is picking up in my head and I want to go to my sewing machine and start sewing. I love it!!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Hi Diane,

My daughter has loved mermaids all her life - I have always wanted to make her a mermaid quilt. It is on my "to do" list.

Hope all is going well with you.

Have a great day
Lynn

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

New block designs provide wonderful inspiration for just the right occassion. Thanks for designing! Cute sea life related block.

Quilt Hollow said...

It is always fun to see NEW blocks instead of the same old. I always wish I had the talent to create. I applaud you for a job well done and congrats on being in the magazine!

Jodi said...

What a great block! I think new blocks are important to keep people interested. Also seeing one block sets off those creative juices to create more blocks. I'm a new follower and found you through this blog hop.

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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Julie Kaye from KS said...

I am always interested in finding new designs. Your dolphin block is terrific. Congrats.

marieinaugusta said...

Cute! Congratulations

Nancy said...

New block patterns help to inspire me especially when I'm in a rut. I love your dolphin block! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gretchen said...

Love your sweet block! I just love all the inspiration from these 100 block magazines. So many more projects come to mind.

sdgodfrey said...

Your dolphin block would look good in my ocean themed bathroom. New block patterns are great for me because I don't have an original idea in my own head!

Celine said...

Lovely dolphin. New blocks are always a great inspiration to start something different or a small project.

Jeanne said...

That is a pretty cool block. I never think of things like that. congrats on being in the mag. Thanks for sharing.

Dix said...

New Blocks would help me with more ideas for gift quilts.

Bailey said...

I really like to make mug rugs and think these blocks would work great! I wouldn't get bored doing the same design over and over again.

Kris said...

New blocks always lead to more creativity. I love to see lots of different colorways and settings, too.

Jeanne said...

New blocks can be so inspiring and add a new perspective for a quilter.

bunbear said...

beautiful block! love it!

Karen said...

New blocks inspire ! Thank you thank you !

Karen

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

New patterns spark my imagination.

Judy1522 said...

That is a very pretty block. I like the colors that you used.

Becky said...

I love looking at the blocks on the blog hop. It helps give me ideas for a quilt that I want to make for my cousin's home. Thanks for a wonderful block!

natioradison said...

Absolutely in tune with your block and its suitablity for children's quilts and, or cushions. I have a desire to make this one for a little girl I know is mad about dolphins.

Debby said...
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Debby said...

I love dolphins! We swam with them in Jamaica- it was awesome! would love to win.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I'd LOVE to add this to my other three volumes. Thanks for the giveaway.
~a

scarlette said...

new block patterns inspire me to do more and use new colors and fabric. shobbs@vcu.edu i just read the magazines and dream about new quilts i will make, hopefully

Peach Rainbow said...

Your block looks so sweet :D

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