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!


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