Monday, April 29, 2013

100 Blocks Blog Tour!

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This is one of my most favorite blog tours: Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine. Quiltmaker's Magazine chooses 100 designers who create new and exciting quilt blocks. This week I will be visiting all the designer blogs to see their blocks and to try to win a copy of Vol. 7!

Years ago I won the first volume of this wonderful edition of the magazine, and I used many of the block patterns to create this Christmas Quilt (that still needs to be quilted...)
Have some fun with me and click on the link to join this really fun blog hop and possibly win a copy of the magazine or a fabric bundle!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Charm Square Zig Zag

A couple of months ago I spied this charm pack at Tuesday Morning.
Take a look at what it is....100 squares.
And the price?   99 cents!!!     SOLD!
 There are five different fabrics, 20 squares of each. I added 20 white squares... make a zig zag quilt top! This one is constructed using half-square triangles.
 Size: 42"x50"
It will be another donation quilt after it gets quilted.

On Friday the third block in the Virtual Quilting Bee was posted. 
Here is mine!
I was afraid the yellow would be over powering, so I added two other very bright solids and I think the yellow fades into the background.


And how about a few last patriotic blocks?! I was thinking of making this block for the exchange, but I struggled with getting it up to a 12.5" square. These are just shy of that size, so I will keep these to put into my own sampler quilts.
These little pinwheels are 4.5". I made five of each one, and sent four of each along with the exchange blocks. I will get 24 different pinwheels back!
Enough with the patriotic already! I don't think I will do anything more red, white, and blue until the end of May, when my exchange blocks come back in the mail!