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It’s my 100 Blocks Volume 11 blog tour day!

It’s always fun to see all of the blocks in the newest 100 Blocks issues!


This volume is no exception.

I am once again honored to have a block chosen.


It’s the perfect block to get you started thinking about the upcoming patriotic holidays.

Memorial day is just a few weeks away & of course the 4th of July will be here before we know it!

I incorporated my Tiny Dresden blocks do you see them?

Tiny+Dresden+templateThey’re so fun to make when you can cut them out with my cute little plastic template!

Want to win???

Just leave me a comment


(sorry, contest now closed)

& I will chose one winner to receive a free copy of Volume 11

& another winner will win one of my Tiny Dresden Templates!

Please leave your email address so I can contact you.

Don’t forget to visit Quiltmaker to see all the other designer’s blogs & to WIN COOL STUFF!

Look for the magazine on your favorite newsstand or visit my website.

Just keep sewing!


A Giveaway!, Blog tour with give-aways, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

100 Blocks Volume 10 Blog Tour Kick-off!

I’m excited to be part of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks again!


This volume will bring the total to 1,000 blocks!

I’m fortunate that 7 of them are mine…


#140, No ordinary Flake


 #208, Freedom


#313, Olde St. Nick


#411, Spring Love


#548, Baby Blocks


#746, Lost Mittens

And now,


#907, The Night Before.

 This block would make a nice table runner don’t you think?


What if you stitched everyone’s name on a stocking?

You could add as many stockings as you need;

one for each family member.

I’ve got you thinking don’t I?

It’s simple enough you could make it between now & Christmas Eve,

but you better get started now!

To help you out we’re giving away an issue right here,


I’m also going to give away 3 of my Christmas patterns!

Winner #1 will get 100 Blocks vol. 10

& winners #2, 3 & 4

will get to choose their favorite Christmas pattern from my website.

Here are just a few

A Pretty Package #179 for blog watermark

Santas Pockets #178 for blog watermark

Santas gift bags #177 for blog watermark

Clares Christmas Puppy watermark

Peppermint Pizzazz #205CoverWatermark web

Just leave me a comment

at the top of this post

telling me your favorite Christmas pattern from my website.

I’ll choose 4 lucky winners Saturday!

Don’t forget to check out all the other

designers listed on Quiltmaker’s blog.

There will be giveaways all week long

including the original, signed blocks!

Also check out my website for this & past issues.

Until next time,


Blog tour with give-aways

November 5th, just one more day…

Yep, just one more day until all the fun begins!

Let’s face it, you don’t want to see one more political commercial either!!!

What better way is there to spend your free time this week

than to join me in

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog tour?


There are lots of nice blocks to see and lots of give-aways too.

My blog day is tomorrow, so I’ll see you back here then.

Until tomorrow,


Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Welcome to 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

I’m honored to be part of the second volume of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

While vending at Minnesota’s International Quilt Market in May, I was asked to submit a block to be considered for this issue.  What an honor to be selected along with 99 other talented quilt designers. 

My block, #140 “No Ordinary Flake” is featured on page 41.

 I used civil war fabrics that I collected while in Minnesota for spring quilt market.  And by “collected” I mean Celine, Robin & I had to visit at least four different quilt shops in the Minneapolis area so I had fabric for this block submittal.  What a girl has to go through! Here’s a setting option for a 54″ square quilt.

This would make a nice sized wall or baby quilt. I like the secondary pattern made by the four patch background squares.

To make this quilt, first make 16 blocks, instructions from magazine, then add:

 Now for the really exciting part, if you leave a comment (Back at the top by the date) on my blog between now and Wednesday night you will be entered to win a free copy of this issue!   I will draw a lucky winner Thursday morning.  Be sure and leave an email address so I can contact the winner.  Also visit Quiltmaker.com because they are giving away lots of other prizes, including the original signed blocks from this issue, and some of my “Best Friends” books to name only a few.

Good Luck & Have Fun!

Until next time,


New quilt pattern

Day #5, 5 New Patterns in 5 Days!

It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.  It’s been 5 days and I’ve posted 5 times.  It certainly helps that I have 5 fun, new patterns to boast about. 

So here’s #5,#171 In Season for Winter

A perky little snowman to hang on your wall, don’t you think?  These quilts at 18″ X 22″ are quick and easy to make.  You could make them as Christmas gifts, or in time to hang on your own wall as the seasons change.  If you’re like me, especially when winter sets in, I like to have quick little projects to work in my spare time.  There’s nothing better than finishing a project!

Until tomorrow, yep, don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the beginning of: