Monday, November 18, 2013

And the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour Winner is...

Elizabeth L

"I can see this as a wallhanging quilt - it's GORGEOUS!!! Who knows... maybe I'll see it - literally - on my wall soon?!"  by Elizabeth L

Thank you everyone so much for participating in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour.  We had such a great time reading all your wonderful comments!  We hope you had a fun time and maybe we will see you next time!

Arlene and Melissa

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Welcome to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Hi!  You made it our blog tour. Today it’s all about celebrating Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 8 magazine.  We love this magazine!  If you haven't had a chance to look through one, you really should, it is just filled with wonderful and inspiring blocks.  Many times they are just the block we need to finish off our latest project.

Well, I have to say we have actually been in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks before...but this is the first time that we have participated in the blog tour. When we first heard "blog tour" we were like " what?!?"  So a few years later, we got our blog up and running and now here we are participating in Quiltmaker's famous Blog Tour.  Here is a photo of the magazine and there is our block ON THE COVER (upper left hand corner) so unbelievable...we are SO excited about that!!!

Our block is called Red Rosy #780 and can be found on page 64.  

We are always trying to think of new and interesting blocks to submit to the magazine, but this one just fell in our laps.  We were in the process of designing one our of new Block of the Month patterns (Peppermint Place), which is a Christmas themed quilt.  As always we were thinking about an interesting border for the quilt...we thought poinsettias might make a nice pieced element to that quilt.  So we got started making various pieced "poinsettia" blocks on the computer, this one turned out just how we liked didn't work with our quilt.  Funny how you like something so much and are just sure that it will work and then, poof no good!  So, it was scrapped for the pattern, but perfect for Quiltmaker's 100 blocks.

Red Rosy, #780 on page 64 of Quiltmaker's 100 Block, volume 8

Here is the Peppermint Place quilt that we were trying to design the block for.

Peppermint Place, Block of the Month pattern available for purchase at

This block also works well joined together, here it is as a table runner.
I like how it doesn't look overly "christmas".

Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour (today is the last day!) at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!
Be sure to leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in a drawing to win a great prize. You enter the giveaway by leaving any comment on this post (nothing specific, we just love to hear from you) and you will be entered to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 and your favorite Quilt Company pattern!
The winner will be posted here on Saturday.
Thank you for stopping by our blog tour!
Arlene and Melissa from The Quilt Company