Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 11 Blog Tour


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!

Get Creative!

116 comments:

  1. In the summer it's Sunflowers for sure.

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  2. My favorite flower is Forget Me Not.

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  3. I'm a gardener so it's difficult to say what my favorite flower is. I love the trillium in my woodland garden. In the summer, it's the echinacea in the main garden.

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  4. I love Morning Glories. I always found it so cool that they sleep at night.

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  5. My favorite flower is lilac. Now is the time of year it is blooming here in Ohio. Mmmmmm. Smells gorgeous!

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  6. I love johnny jump-ups! They are always so bright and happy looking.

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  7. I am a sunflower girl! Your block is lovely!!!

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  8. My favorite flowers are the pansy and the rose. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  9. Your block is beautiful and yes, I feel the ocean breeze and wishing I'm there! My favorite flower is Lily of the Valley. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  10. Your block is beautiful and now I'm wishing I was at the ocean! Lily of the Valley is my favorite flower.

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  11. Congratulations!! My favorite flower is lilac. Too bad they only bloom in Spring.
    jebonf(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Love your block.. I have a new machine and this is just what I want to try out my zig zag or buttonhole stitch!!! thanks.. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  13. My favorite is daisies, simple and sweet.

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  14. Your blocks reminds me of the cosmo flowers that I love. I get the yellow and orange shades and grow from seed, so I can enjoy watching them bloom and the butterflies, they attract.

    Debbie

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  15. I love lily of the valley and daffodils. Love your block - thank you for sharing

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  16. I love wildflowers including that pest of a "weed" called a dandelion! I adore daisies and we have double petaled ones growing wild on our land along with Indian blankets and many others. I'm sure our neighbors hates us. :-) But, the butterflies definitely adore us! :-D

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  17. I like your block, especially in the runner. My favorite flower tends to be all of them, but I can go with daisy to pick just one.

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  18. My favorite flower is the bearded Iris, but I also just love Snow Drops. I used to have some in my front flower bed and I loved seeing them, knowing the crocuses would be next, and that meant spring was on its way. I love snow so much, it always kind of surprises me when I'm excited for Spring--silly me! Congrats on getting (another) block in the magazine and than you for sponsoring the contest.

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  19. My favorite is wisteria
    I love your blocks - and love your colors!

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  20. SUNFLOWERS!!! Love you block! Congratulations getting in the magazine!!

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  21. Bleeding hearts, even though I hate the sight of blood! Really can't think of any flowers I dislike, though. Very pretty block and makes me want to book a flight to Hawaii.

    PS, yours is the first stop I'm making on the hop today; your name caught my eye as my daughter dances with a Jennifer Thomas. Probably lots of you in the world!

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  22. Gardenias are my favorite and in Florida they bloom every spring. :)

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  23. Today it is the primrose because that is blooming.

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  24. What a lovely block! It makes a great table runner. My favorite flower is the rose.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Gardenia and daisies. I love your block and thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. My favorite, favorite flowers are Tiger Lily's. Just love the shade of orange they display. Which is what draws me to your block so much! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. It's so hard to choose a favorite flower, so since it's finally spring in MN, I will say Lily of the Valley.

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  28. My dad loved and planted many roses in our yard while he was alive. For that reason alone, I love the rose. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. It's so hard to choose just one flower as I love them all. Forget-me-nots, roses, lilacs, iris etc.

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  30. Once again, the previews of this issue are blowing me away! I really like this block and the fabrics you used to make the wall hanging creating an island vibe.

    As a very amateur gardener (limited to flower boxes) my favorite summer flowers are Superbells. I love the variety of colors of them and watching the bees dipping in and out of them!

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  31. Impossible to answer but gardenias are really nice.

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  32. Daisies are my favorite flower, but really love your Aloha Flower! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com
    sorry if this comes through more than once but when checked back it hadn't posted

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  33. Your block is just beautiful! My favorite flowers are petunias. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  34. My favorite has always been violets; second favorite daisies. Lately I've been enamored of Gebera Daisyes. Love your block and runner.

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  35. So many flowers! One of my favorites has to be peonies, beautiful and I think romantic.
    Bgbailey81@gmail.com

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  36. Love flowers, my indoor favorite is african violet and outside iris.

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  37. Your flower is very pretty and I was wondering if you could show me how to do a sunflower.

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  38. Today I am loving hibiscus. They are so beautiful and big and provide a fabulous punch of color to my patio when they bloom.

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  39. For scent, I love lilacs. For beauty, I love most flowers, but I love seeing windflowers waving in the garden.

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  40. I love Gerber Daisies. A few years ago I had some orange ones that were gorgeous! Sadly, the deer thought they were delicious. I got some great photos though, before the flowers became deer snacks.

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  41. This time of year it is the lilac. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  42. My favorite is kind of an old fashioned flower, the Columbine. They really spread and before long you have a huge patch of them. They are so colorful!

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  43. I love cheery daffodils, as they bring hope of a coming spring.

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  44. Your flower is just beautiful. My favorite are the little violets that are appearing along the road right now. We have a late spring as I am in Alaska and that bit of color just brightens my day as did your block. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Geraniums, and almost every other flower

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  46. My first favorite is the Morning Glory, my second is Impatients, other than that, I love all flowers, they are so special in there own way!!

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  47. I really like roses. They are almost year 'round here and so pretty and fragrant!

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  48. My favorite flower is an Iris...a deep purple please.

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  49. Beautiful block, I really like the wall hanging you made with it. My favorite flower is the rose, with so many varieties of colors and that wonderful smell.

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  50. Your flower block is very cute! My favorite flower is the peony. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine again! cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  51. darmkrystal@gmail.comMay 6, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    that block is really cool....I like appliquing roses and hummingbirds......Have a great quilting day....

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  52. I enjoy seeing my Hibiscus bloom--this will be their second year--such big beautiful blooms!

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  53. My favorite flower is columbine. They are so delicate, but easy to grow. And the bees love them!

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  54. Roses have always been my favorite including wild ones. I have tulips, daffodils and others all blooming in my yard right now, such color! bjegrandma@gmail.com

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  55. I love roses. So pretty and smell wonderful!

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  56. Aloha Flower is so fun! Many possibilities for using this block :o) My favorite flower is Brown-eye Susans. They bloom for such a long time and are pretty drought tolerant. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a copy of the Volume 11 issue :o)

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  57. Day lilies are my favorite. I planted some years ago & they still keep coming up. Thanks.

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  58. I love carnations, kind of humble, but they smell great!

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  59. Every time I see a peony bush I think of my mother, so that's my favorite. Great block!

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  60. I have to say the tulip is my favourite flower. It proves spring has arrived.

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  61. Oh my...I love all kinds of flowers but I guess my favorite would be hydrangeas {and my peony}.

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  62. My Mom has a flower garden with close to 1,000 tulips, mostly in shades of red. No, you didn't read the number wrong - my knees can attest to that with all that digging last fall. The garden is blooming in all it's glory right now.

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  63. I love peonies too. Nice table runner!

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  64. I love lilacs. The smell is so yummy. It reminds me of growing up.

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  65. Too hard to choose but your aloha reminds me of gardenia...also love lilacs and roses cuz I could grow them!
    Very cute block.

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  66. I have a big flower garden and my favorite flowers are roses.

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  67. My favorite flower is a red rose, second is the hibiscus in any color.

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  68. I like daylilies because they have a long bloom time.

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  69. congrats on being published again. a very pretty block. I love lilacs. well all flowers really
    quilting lady 2 at Comcast dot net

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  70. I've always loved iris but they don't last long enough so my new favorite is orchids which do last a long time and are so exotic. I've even succeeded in getting several to re-bloom.

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  71. Your block is definitely speaking to me. I love what this block reminds me of - Hawaii. Thank you for being a part of the QM's 100 Blocks, Volume 11, Blog Tour and sharing this block with us.

    Sandi Timmons
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  72. Now I want to go on vacation. My favorite flower is the rose.

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  73. I like your block and I definitely get a beach-y vibe.
    I have three favorite flowers: perennial geranium, ivy geranium, and chrysanthemum.

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  74. hard to pick just one but I get really excited when my peonies bloom! pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

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  75. Interesting block, looks complicated

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  76. My favorite flower is the daffodil.

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  77. I like a simple White and Yellow daisy. For floral gifts, I send daisy's with red roses....simple to elegant.

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  78. Your block is great! My favorite flower is the tose.

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  79. Daisies are in my top 10. So many varieties.

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  80. Very pretty, makes me want to try my hand at applique!

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  81. My favourite flowers are tulips.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  82. I really like all flowers...also your block is so pretty ,and those 3 blocks together...nice idea...thank you...marta...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  83. Gardenias are my favorite flower. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Sandy N
    explabgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. My favorite flower is the daffodil since it means spring is here

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  85. My favorite is Cyclamen. Thanks for the opportunity.
    chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  86. I love sunflowers. They are so cheery. They make me smile when I see them. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine again.

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  87. Such a pretty block! Love the bouquet in the runner. My favorite flower is the TULIP!

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  88. Gardenias and carnations are my favorites!
    Thanks!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  89. I can't grow them in my garden, but carnations are my favorite. They last a long time, and I love the spicy smell.

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  90. Roses are my favorite flower because they are always in bloom for my birthday.

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  91. Tiger lilies.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  92. My favorite flower is whichever one that is currently blooming in my garden! :)

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  93. Daisies are my favorite flower.

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  94. My favorite flower is the pansy!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  95. I like Gardenias. Great block!

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  96. I love lilacs - mine are blooming this week

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  97. Great block!
    I love sweet ;peas!

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  98. My favorite flower is the daisy, but your Aloha flower is very cool too!

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  99. Pretty block!! My favorite flowers are geraniums - they are all so bright and colorful!

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  100. Fun block! My favorites are Black Eyed Susans...partly because they look like sunflowers but last longer :-) Thank you for joining in with another block. I love seeing them!

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  101. My favorite flower is a Petunia. I love the smell.

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  102. Love the table runner. Must make one for my SIL. I love all spring bulbs.

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  103. I love the lily of the valley. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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