Hello! Welcome to my segment of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 11 Blog Tour. I'm so glad you stopped by. This is my block from the magazine, Aloha Flower. It's block #1014. I loved sewing this block. The Artisan Shimmer fabrics from Northcott really helped to make this block shine. I wanted to create a happy, tropical feel with the Aloha Flower block. Are you feeling it? The ocean breeze, the warm sand, the sunshine? Ahhhhhh!
This block was so lovely to sew that I made a few more, changing the color placement in each one. I did a tiny zig-zag around the edges of the fusible applique. I really like the look the zig-zag stitch gives to applique, plus I enjoy doing it. Is that crazy? I'm not sure, but that's what I like to do.
I stitched the three blocks together with some bright sashing and made this skinny wall hanging/table runner. If you want to get this look, the blue strips are 1" finished, and the red border is 2" finished. Super simple, but beautiful at the same time.
I feel so honored to be in this stellar magazine yet again. I've actually had blocks in issues four through eleven, and I'm surprised and excited as a child at Christmas every time. Volume 11 is just as amazing as the previous publications. Each one of the 100 blocks is so amazing and creative that I want to sew them all! If only there were more time....
And now for my giveaway. I will be giving away two issues today. Just leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite flower is and I'll choose two random winners at the end of the blog tour this week. Please be sure I have a way to contact you, should you be one of my lucky winners.
Visit the rest of the amazing designers on today's tour to win more prizes. You can connect with everyone at Quiltmaker's blog, here: Quilty Pleasures.
Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!