Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Beep! Beep! Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Road Rally Blog Tour ~ Stop Here!

 Hello!  Welcome to my little segment of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Road Rally Blog Tour.  I'm so happy you've stopped by today.  This is my block from Volume 15, Cherry Bon Bon.  
It's block #1492, shown on page 56 of the magazine, and also on the cover.

Vroom!  Vroom!  I drove my trusty old Singer 301 to sew the easy half square triangle seams on this block.  This is my favorite machine.  It sews fast.  I'm sure it would do well in a quilting road rally.  

 I made nine Cherry Bon Bon blocks into this cute lap size quilt.  See the nice secondary design you get when you put these blocks together?  I finished this quilt off with a simple skinny black border and a wider red border.

Quilt Stats:

Size:  44" x 44"
Block Size:  12"
Fabric:  Pumpkin Pie by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda
Batting:  Warm 100 by The Warm Company
Thread:  King Tut by Superior Threads

 The Cherry Bon Bon quilt block is quite versatile.  You can get a number of different looks using the same fabrics.  I've just changed their positions in the blocks.  Here, I've reversed the creams and the blacks.

 In this version, I've eliminated the brown fabric, replacing it with black, and changed the original black patches to red.

 In this block, I've brought the brown fabric back in, by changing the outer pink triangles to brown, and keeping just a touch of pink in the center square of the block.  You could play with this block endlessly, for so many different looks.  It was tough to choose my favorite for the magazine.

Here's an example of how the four versions I've shown today could look in a wall hanging sampler.  I like it.  I may sew one of these, too.  

Thank you for visiting Curlicue Creations on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Road Rally today.   If you were driving through my area, Vance County, North Carolina, you could see the Quilt Trail of the Tar and Roanoke Rivers, the Corbitt Truck Museum, and Kerr Lake.

I hope you've enjoyed this segment of the tour.  To win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 15, leave a comment below.  Let's make it a little fun ~ if you were on an actual road rally, what would you be driving?

Click here to return to Quilty Pleasures and continue the blog tour.

Get Creative ~ sew something today.

Jennifer Thomas


83 comments:

  1. I would probably just drive a Mustang but honestly I love a horse and buggy.

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  2. I love this traditional block. Also, the colors are nice. I might try this with some really bright colors. I think this pattern with the brights might just bring traditional to a whole different level. Thank you for this block.

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  3. Jennifer my good old stang

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  4. I would just drive A Jeep
    Thanks for This nice block.

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  5. I would drive my Chevy because it's comfortable. Love your block and the different color changes.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Beautiful block!A road rally? I am not a car driver, so I would ride my bike, lol!

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  7. I would love to drive an old mustang convertible, but in reality I'd be driving my very practical mom-mobile!

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  8. road rally vehicle ideas. Mad Max comes to mind with all the "Monster" cars and trucks that were created for the movie. I drive a sporty and fast silver Infiniti. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Jennifer, I'd drive a Chevy El Camino! Great block!

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  10. I'd be driving my old Corvette or my husband's classic MG, yes we're car people.

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  11. Love the block. I would drive my town and country van. I can really put lots of treasures in it!!

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  12. Awesome block! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.
    I don't drive so I guess my hubby would drive his old van since he loves driving it.

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  13. A Mustang convertible would be fun, but it wouldn't hold as much fabric as my minivan!

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  14. I used to go on road rallies in a 57' Chevy :-) and got my first ticket!
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  15. My favorite block today! Love the fabric line you used! I would have to drive something with lots of room, you never know what you cannot leave without! I collect vintage sewing machines, too. I don't have a 301 though, lucky you!

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  16. I'd like to drive along in a Mustang convertible with my hair blowing in the breeze (even if it is short). rozz01 at cox dot net

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  17. I'd be driving my old Nissan pulsar with t top roofs. It was always so much fun, except once when we got caught in the rain and had left the t tops at home. Your block is really cute, I want to try it in bright colors. Thanks.

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  18. Oh, I love this block. The more pieces the better!

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  19. Yes I do love this block very much. I have also enjoyed seeing different color layouts. It just shows what you can do with one block. You make it so easy for us. These layouts are just priceless. I would be driving my blue Pilot Honda. You sit up high and can see so much. Thank you for being a part of the QM's 100 Blocks Blog Tour, sharing your block and layouts with us as well as the chance to try and win this awesome magazine.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  20. I'd probably drive a VW bug like Herbie! :-D

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  21. Nice block! I would be driving my 1962 Austin Healey Sprite - hopefully someday!!!

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  22. Thank you for showing us the four versions. amazing how a position or fabric color swapping can change the block. Can I choose train for the road rally? Wanna get there fast, but don't want to drive. Don't want hubby to drive either. Plus, I can do stitching while Choo-chooing a long! Congrats on a great block. Putting on my to-do list!!!!

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  23. I would get my old mustang out and let her run!

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  24. congratulations. your block is gorgeous. If I would go on a road rally I would probably drive an old comfortable convertible with AC just in case.

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  25. I suppose if I were to go on a road rally, the best type of vehicle to use would be an ATV, not our Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Love your block -- it looks great in the different variations.

    yfg3749@yahoo.com

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  26. Road rally.....vintage: we own a 76 El Camino, sporty: in my dreams a corvette, a maserati, a lamborghini, a mustang.....not happening, so I go with safe and comfortable.

    Loved this block and it might very well go on my bucket list!

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  27. I really like your block -- and have some fabrics that will be terrific for it. If I was on a road rally I would have to have a really nice SUV with big comfy seats, good AC and a good stereo system. I am at the age where I like to travel in comfort :)

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  28. I would be in my 04 corvette convertible....woooohooooo!

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  29. I would drive my SUV. I love your block and seeing the different colorways. Thanks for the neat block and the chance to win.

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  30. I love your block. I think if I were on a road rally I'd be driving a brand new corvette.

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  31. Borrow my friend's husband's Cobra (not that he'd loan it!)?

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  32. Thanks for sharing your block. We used to love driving our Fiat in road rallies.

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  33. I could drive a little dirt bike that my brother bought for me. It would be fun. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  34. I love your block and all the versions using that gorgeous fabric! I love my Ford Escape despite having at least six recalls on it--I would have to keep my fingers crossed if I took a long trip!

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  35. I would be driving my Hyundai Tucson. Very comfortable. Love the look of those sporty cars, but my body just can't take riding in them anymore.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  36. I'd be driving a mini motorhome - may not be as fast as others, but I'd get to stop and check out new places!

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  37. I'd love a little yellow Karmen Ghia (?SP) from the 1960s. It was my dream sports car back then.

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  38. A nice little block with a great look. Hmmm, my grandson thinks it should be a Lamborghini.

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  39. Love your block .. if I was on a road rally I would be a passenger!!!!! I hate driving....drhodes9@cox.net

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  40. In a road rally I would drive a shiny, red Ford mustang! Zoom, zoom! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  41. If I were in a road rally, I'd be driving something 4 wheel drive. Of course, I do that every day now so it wouldn't be much diffferent. :)

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  42. If the road rally took off today, I'd be in Scotty, our faithful 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. He loves to take off with me and explore! Love your block--got my wheels to turning (pun maybe intended)!

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  43. I'd rather be a passenger than a driver, but would love to ride with my husband in the 1965 Mustang convertible he had when we were in college.

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  44. Anything sporty that's well out of my price bracket!

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  45. Great block!!
    A vintage landrover!!

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  46. My little black Mustang!!

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  47. Back in the 60s my father would do road rallys all the time and us three kids went along. Now I would drive a nice vintage car like my dads Corvette convertible!

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  48. Love the Cherry Bon Bon block.
    If I were driving, I'd be in my sea pearl Toyota Prius.
    If my husband was along and he was driving, we would be traveling on his BMW RT1100 motorcycle!
    kinderpam@gmail.com

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  49. Oh how I would love to drive an old MG convertible, wind in my hair and quilt shops on the horizon.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. For a road trip it would be fun to drive a classic convertible T-bird. Today I drive carpool and have a great minivan with a sunroof

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  51. Your block is super! I'd love to join in driving a red bug convertible.

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  52. I used to have a rally car - a Mitsubishi EVO VIII! Really! I won it in a contest, kept it for 4 months and then sold it...

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  53. Is that your home with the quilt on the front? Really cute! I'd be driving a Mustang with the top down!!

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  54. When I go on a quilt shop rally, I drive my XC90 Volvo. But if I am going on a joy ride with hubby, we go on a homemade trike. It is a Harley on the front and Volkswagon on the rear.

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  55. I would be driving my truck... great block.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  56. A 1964 Mustang. It would be teal blue. :)

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  57. Lovely block design! I like the block variation in the lower right corner of the quilt. I think I would like to be driving a cute little vintage MG.

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  58. We would be riding in our 1960 MGA, which my husband restored beautifully.

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  59. Since I'd likely have our four dogs and our five cats along (cats in kennels, and dogs buckled in, of course), we'd be poking along in our cargo van. Not glamorous, but "togetherness" is good.

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  60. I would drive my SUV just in case I would need the 4WD

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  61. My first thought for an answer was to pick out a fancy car, but then I realized I really do like driving my own vehicle - so I'd be driving a Chevy Equinox!

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  62. I'm not sure about car brands, but the passenger seat needs to be really comfy!

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  63. Love your block! I'd be a passenger!

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  64. What a great block - congrats! I would for sure be driving and convertible mustang - red! thanks!

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  65. I would drive my little red Vespa. Cute block!

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  66. Hmmm....I'm not a big car person...as long as I get to my destination, I don't care what vehicle got me there!

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  67. In a road rally, I would love to drive a motorcycle.

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  68. One rally it was our green Jaguar. It really was not road ready, but we had lots of fun and even a dinner with the car club after the rally. Love how you set your block with different colors. it would be fun to make your block for a wall art.

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  69. I'd probably be driving my Honda Accord in a road rally - I can't drive a stick shift, so anything sporty would be out. May as well be comfortable. Thanks.

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  70. I would be driving my trusty Nissan Versa. amber.volk@gmail.com

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  71. A red Corvette convertible with patchwork seats! Karen kthurn@bektel.com

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  72. I'd love to be riding in a chauffeured limousine, that way I can do some hand sewing on the road trip and enjoy the scenery passing by. I really like this block. I love blocks that are versatile. Great job.

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  73. ON the road I drive a Toyota Sienna van, but in the quilting room I drive a short bed 301 exactly like yours... and I have a long bed 301. I call them Lucy and Ethel!

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  74. A jeep? Actually I don't know anything about cars.

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  75. Congrats on making the cover of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! If I were on a road rally, I wouldn't be driving --- I'd be in a limousine.

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  76. If I were on a road rally, I'd be driving a Jeep. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  77. Jennifer, I like your block and can't wait to make one like it. I would drive my trusty Subaru on a road rally. Might not get there first, but I would get there in one piece as these cars can't be beat. Thanks for sharing your block.

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  78. I drive my husbands Sonata on road trips...my car is a 2003...too old to be trustworthy.

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  79. I am tickled pink with your block. I prefer to do "traditional" blocks, and this one fits right in. I'll need to buy a copy of the 100 Blocks simply to get your pattern even if none of the others catch my fancy (fat chance of that).

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