Monday, November 13, 2017

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol. 16: ROAD RALLY and GIVEAWAY!


WINNERS RANDOMLY SELECTED: And they've been notified. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Welcome to my stop on the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 16 Road Rally! I'm glad that you have joined in the fun and have cruised by my blog.

In addition to sharing my block with you, I'll be giving away three copies of this special issue. Two will come from me and one will come from Quiltmaker magazine. Simply leave a comment below by midnight on Friday, November 17, to be included in the free drawings.


I named my block "X Marks the Spot". It was inspired by the traditional Wild Goose Chase block made with flying geese units. My variation uses hourglass units instead. Just look on page 34 in the issue. (It's also on the cover of the magazine -- yep, that's it right there in the middle row of blocks, second from the left!)



The version of my block in the magazine used three fabrics: black solid, tan print, and brown print. But you can use anywhere from two fabrics to ten, or more! This block works equally well using traditional, Civil War fabrics, or using the newest collection from your favorite fabric designer.

Here's the block using four fabrics (from Ann's Arbor by Minick and Simpson for Moda):



Here it is using six fabrics (featuring Authentic Etc. by Sweetwater for Moda):



But you can certainly scrap it up (which I will probably do when I actually make this quilt). This version of the block uses ten fabrics:


This block lends itself to a variety of layouts, color, scrappiness, and fabric selection. Have fun with it.

I think this block would be fabulous as a two-color quilt -- either cheddar and white, or red and white. Here it is using a buttery cheddar solid.


How about paying homage to the vivid colors in Amish quilts, but with a modern rainbow spin?


Or as an Americana-style quilt or quilt of valor?


The sky is the limit with this block.

Now, all you need to do is leave a comment to be included in the drawing for one of three copies of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 16. But be sure to leave your comment before midnight on Friday, Nov. 17. I'll be doing the drawing the next morning. Good luck!

90 comments:

Robin Klein said...

Thank you for showing your block and the giveaway. The block as I see it can be used in a lot of settings. Even as candy wrapped in cellophane :)
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anna brown said...

Nice so love seeing diffrent color ways.It opens up the ideas... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Joyce Carter said...

I love your block especially in the scrappy version. And it looks really beautiful with the black background. Congratulations and thank you so much for the giveaway.

Karen Paxton said...

Love the Amish one - for some reason it reminds me of molecules linking together!

Allison said...

It always amazes me that quilts using the same block can look so different based on fabric choices. Your quilt block is beautiful. I love the Amish version in particular.

Susan said...

Love this design and for the chance to win a magazine. Your block shows so many possibilities with a simple color change. I love the Amish Version, but I'm a scrappy quilter, so that might be a future project.

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

What a fantastic block!!! So many color possibilities...

VA said...

Great design, and I especially liked seeing it in all the different colors! The black version is my favorite.

Rommy van Houten said...

I like your Block, The rainbow quilt is very nice. Your block has a lot of opportunity"s and I like tat very much. Thanks for this fantastic Block

Dana Gaffney said...

I love all of the variations, but that Amish rainbow on black is stunning. Thank you.

Amy said...

Wow, your Quilt of Valor option just jumps out at me! It's a powerful design in those colors.

Danette Stankovich said...

I think I like the 6-fabric block (Authentic, Inc). I really makes the "X" stand out. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

rosemaryschild said...

Congrats on your block & being on the cover! Love the variation on the bright colors! Thank you for sharing, Susan

GranChris said...

I like the Amish color the best.

Monica said...

I love this block. I think I like the buttery yellow sample the best.

Sandra said...

This block is so unique. I like your idea of using hourglass units instead. Thank you for being a part of the Road Rally Tour and showing us the variety of layouts, colors, scrappiness and fabric selection. This always helps us decide how to use our block and then use your ideas to make a quilt. Wishing you Happy Holidays.

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Material Girl said...

I love ❤️ the X block with the hourglass units. It's amazing how different the block looks!

Sumac said...

Love the rainbow colorway. Such a fun block

Nancy Sue said...

I love this block, especially how the choice of fabric changes the feel completely, from the buttery cheddar to the Americana.... what a difference. Congrats on your block and being included into volume 16!

Annie said...

This looks like a very versatile block. I can see it being used with lots of different colorways for a variety of looks.

Lee Ann L. said...

Thank you for showcasing many options! The Quilt of Valor version is absolutely stunning.

tac73 said...

Love see so many ways to use your block! Thank you for sharing them. Red and white sounds great.

Tina Jeo said...

Congratulations on being in this year's issue. I love the versatility of your block. Thanks so much for sharing. tljeo at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your block. I could also see this fabulous block made much larger as a medallion.

lalaluu said...

Love the Quilt of Valor idea!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl! Your block is great and I love the idea of using two colors!

Unknown said...

Oh, I love the 6 color block and the patriotic quilt. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

works4me said...

This block has so many possibilities. I can see it as a Canadian patriotic quilt with a maple leaf in the centre, and I can see it as a funky Halloween quilt.

Charl said...

Love this block and all the examples you've shown. It's so fun to play with colors!

Rita Lynn said...

I love your block in the scrappy form. rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

JANET said...

Love your Amish and American Quilts! What a difference color makes!

Diantha said...

I like the scrappy version best. Congratulations on having your block in the latest volume.

Havplenty said...

A dramatic block with a very distinctive 'x'. I like the versatility of the block with fabric changes.

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Quilting Tangent said...

I like your block, it gives a lattice quilt a twist. Great seeing the different colorways. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Margaret Andrews said...

What a fun setting for flying geese! Thank you so much for sharing your block and all the different ways to use it.

Anita said...

A great block, love the different color variations!

Sewgirl said...

Fun block. Thanks for showing it in so many color ways. It helps when you see it colored differently.

Jayne said...

I like the idea of using scraps for this block. Thank you

Lisa Marie said...

I love scrappy quilts and this block would make a really nice one!

Nancy said...

Thanks for all the different layout designs! I will have to try some!

Kathy Henderson said...

What a striking block! I really appreciate all of the layout options. It really gets the wheels turning... Thanks for the chance!

Carrie P. said...

OOOO! I really like the yellow and white version.

Carol Sc said...

What cool settings --- my head is spinning! :-) I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS BLOCK!!
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Linda Christianson said...

X does mark the Spot! Love all the different ways you made the blocks. Scrapes would be my choice. lkcquilts@hotmail.com

Pam McDonald said...

Very nice! I like the red white and blue!

Beth said...

Your red, white, and blue, Quilt of Valor, option was the first thing I thought of when I saw your block. I really like it, and think it would appeal to vets of any generation, because of its traditional block paired with a feeling of vibrancy.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats on being a cover girl! I love all the variations you have shown--so any possibilities!

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

How fun to see all of the various color option available with your block! This is a great design to use with scrappy :o) No need to include me in your drawing as I also have a block in Vol. 16 (Puzzled Geese). I enjoy traveling along on the Road Rally to admire everyone's work! ~Debbie

Bloomer's Buzzings said...

Wow! So many options to use this block. I like all of the variations. Thank you for the giveaways.

wendy said...

Great block, love the scrappy version!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Congratulations on having your block included in Quiltmaker’s 100, Vol. 16! Love your block. Especially the scrappy civil war block. Yum! Putting this on my to-do list ;-D

Three winners! Woot! Woot! Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to play.

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Vicki H said...

I like the four color option.

JoyceLM said...

Love your block. The cheddar & white quilt looks like there are curves - cool! Thanks.

Darlene B said...

I love how the various color options completely change the look of the quilt. Great block!

Anonymous said...

I guarantee I won't be doing the yellow one. I'm still seeing spots before my eyes. LOL, but the R/W/B, yes that's really possible. It wasn't until the rainbow on black that I really saw the four-patch nature of each segment of the block. Lots of things hidden in this design, depending on how it's colored. Thanks so much for sharing the options, and a chance to win a magazine. If I win, of course, you have to autograph your page! gingerkwilt on IG - dezertsuz at gmail

Barb said...

I especially like your block in the multi color on black--very striking!
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Deb said...

Congrats on being in the book and on the cover! Very nice block. When you mentioned scrappy, I thought how in the world will that look? But your version of the scrappy book was wonderful. Great job!

Joyful Quilter said...

Ohhhh...I love all the possibilities! But I think my fav is the two color quilt.

Debbie said...

Thank you for the chances to win your block will be a great addition to my collection.

Karen said...

My favorite blocks are the ones using six and ten fabrics.
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Carol W said...

Niceuse of color in your block variations!

Annmarie Tegen said...

Very unique block. Amazing what different patterns it makes.

Paige said...

Awesome block! QOV quilt would be nice!

Patsy said...

Love your Block and since I love Yellow, the Cheddar one is one of my favorite but the Amish colors always blow me away. I so look forward to this Issue from Quiltmaker every time they come out, awesome blocks and so many variations for colors. Thanks, can't wait to find it on the shelves.

teachpany said...

Great block. I love the variety with your alternate views. Thanks.

Pamela R said...

Great block; I especially like the red, white & blue version. pjrquilter at msn dot com

Lee said...

Great block - love the scrappy one!

quilter said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing and the giveaways!!
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Angie&Gary Short said...

Beautiful block! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Judy1522 said...

Great block! I love it in the rainbow colors.

jrt14 said...

Your block is great and I love the Americana style layout. Thank you for a chance to win.

Loris said...

What variations with the different fabrics! I love this!

Elizabeth said...

I, too, saw a wrapped candy block in the lighter colored section--Christmas colors could be cute.

Peggyinno said...

This is a great block! And thanks for showing so many different color ways. I think there’s a scrappy one in my future Quilts!

Rachell said...

I love all the color options! Colors sure make design endless! I really appreciate the dark background rainbow version, and the patriotic version. I love the secondary design of the chains on point.
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Diane Oakes said...

This block would be awesome as a 2 color quilt, but also love scrappy, so this would work too. Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy H said...

Wonderful block. I love how it looks great in so many different colors.

MMorton said...

Neat block. Thanks for showing it in so many colorways.

Pamela said...

Great block! I like using triangles in my quilting. And your scrappy version rings my bell!
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

Katt 5343 said...

I love all of the option you provide. The Blog Tour always provides such insight and background for the various blocks, Thank you!

mangozz said...

It's nice to see all the various options for this block. I like the scrappy version but also the cheddar and white.

~Kris~ said...

Thanks for sharing all the different options for quilt layouts and colors. It always helps me to see how the blocks look on a grander scale when they are shown in a layout. I like the hourglass block, so I can easily see making this one.

Anonymous said...

The sky is the limit with your great block!
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QuilterKat said...

I like the two-color version although I'd probably not choose yellow. :-)

Brenda E. said...

I would do a scrappy version! Lots of colors just would make sure value would make the pattern stand out.

QuiltSwissy said...

So dramatic! I love this block! Gosh, I can't get it out of my mind

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely block!

Cynthia Knapp said...

I really like the red, white, and blue version. This would make a great Quilt of Valor quilt. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Pamela said...

Ohh ahh, I love the Rainbow Spin! Thanks for sharing this versatile block!

Debbie P said...

Thanks for the great block and presenting the different color and layout options! It is definitely going on my "to do" list.

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