Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks {Blog Tour}

*EDITED* 
 This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for entering.  The winners are: 
Julie C., the momma, and blue.ridge.girl. Congrats to all!

Yea!  Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks (Vol. 7).
I was excited to have my block included in this edition. 


There I am, Block #652 on page 47.

Sorry about the confusion with the wrong blog name/address by my block.  When I submitted my block early last fall I was still blogging with my sisters and hadn't thought about that being an issue.  Oh, well. It all works out in the end, right?
Red in a Neutral Block

Last year, while I was in the throngs of quilt club block making I came up with this design.  It's not anything innovative or ground-breaking, but sometimes a little tweak makes all the difference.
After making a block for one of my ladies I decided that it needed a little extra punch.  So I chopped it down, added the white skinny strip and then added the framing border.  I love the addition of the skinny white strip.  In my mind that gives it the extra pop it needs.

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks (Vol. 7) 
Here is a little mock up of my block in and edge to edge design. 
Pretty cool, huh? 

You could definitely make this design in a million different ways.  I sure did!  
Here it is in brown and pink
 And purple and yellow.
And here is the quilt I made out of my red blocks.
My Quilt in Quiltmaker 100 Blocks (Vol. 7)  
If you didn't know already, I LOVE red quilts!
I even have an entire pinterest board dedicated to them, so this is my nod to traditional red quilts.  All the blocks are made with the same layout, but as you can see value placement will changes the look of the block as well.

And now, for the fun stuff...
Would you like a chance to win a copy of the magazine??


I've got extra copies to send out! (And I might even throw in some fabric scraps as well.)  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post.  Maybe tell me what kind of scraps you'd be interested in.  I'll pick winners on Monday.  If you want more chances to win, become a follower and leave a 2nd comment telling me so.  Don't forget to stop by the Quiltmaker's Blog as well. They are doing a bunch of giveaway's all week.

Good Luck! 

22 comments:

the momma said... Reply To This Comment

What kind of scraps do I like? colorful ones :-)
Congratulations on having your block in the magazine ~ how exciting!
(loving the new blog! Sad to say, I never clicked over when ya'll posted the link on creative chicks, and then I just sorta forgot... I'll have to add you to my daily rounds :-)

Blue.Ridge.Girl said... Reply To This Comment

So exciting to be published Emily! Hooray for you :o) I could not agree with you more about red & white quilts...they just have a quiet goodness about them!

Kymberly said... Reply To This Comment

I think I'm one of those rare people who dislikes red. I love using blue and green scraps in my quilts.

Kymberly said... Reply To This Comment

I'm following you.

Gabrielle Robles said... Reply To This Comment

Congratulations on having your block included. Great samples of different color ways. Anything blue is is lovely.

Krum Family said... Reply To This Comment

I love the red blocks. I have always wanted to make a red quilt like that! Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Jasmine said... Reply To This Comment

I love all scraps. I just need to start using them and stop hoarding them. Ha Ha

Julie C. said... Reply To This Comment

I use my scraps for applique projects. I would probably use them for a lot more if they were organized!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Julie C. said... Reply To This Comment

I'm now a follower!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Shawnie said... Reply To This Comment

I enjoy seeing what you make. I can eventually find a use for almost any scraps.

Gill said... Reply To This Comment

I love all scraps - I love red and I have very little orange!

Gill said... Reply To This Comment

I'm a happy follower!

Lynne said... Reply To This Comment

I love your red block. It's my favorite color. I like all scraps. It's fun seeing new fabrics I don't have.

Lynne said... Reply To This Comment

I am a follower now. Thanks.

the momma said... Reply To This Comment

I added you to my google reader :-) (I'm still holding out hope that its a horrible joke...)

dian said... Reply To This Comment

I do love your red quilt. Congrat on making it to the big time -being published. What as accomplishment.

Scraps are the greatest treasure for me. Growing up in a frugal family has given me a love for use it up and make do? Dian

Mara Cockman said... Reply To This Comment

So glad I found your blog, I just started following. Love your block and I'm enjoying looking around the blog :-)

Jennie said... Reply To This Comment

What a fun block! Glad I found your blog. I'll be browsing through it for the weekend. That, and your red quilts pinterest board.

Scraps? Bright colors are my thing. Love aqua and yellow especially.

MellieWo said... Reply To This Comment

I like all scraps! You never know what could look good together. I like your scrappy trips quilt with all the warm colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

White's said... Reply To This Comment

How exciting, you've been published! Love seeing all your projects! I could use a couple sewing days too! Looking forward to summer and now schedule. Yippie!

eloidastitches said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on having your block published. I love all kinds of scraps. I have the hardest time throwing any away!

Shauna said... Reply To This Comment

Very exciting that you were published!! You must be very thrilled about that. I love any kind of scraps and would welcome whatever you may send. Thanks for the chance to win a mag too!