Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Spring 2013

Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Spring 2013 issue should be on sale at your local newsstand today, March 5, 2013!  Run out and get one right away!  This is an amazing issue, packed full of great quilts, all made using blocks from Quiltmaker's popular 100 Blocks magazine series.  One of my favorite things about this issue is they have directions to make a table runner for 7 of the patterns - think Christmas gifts.  Oh yeah!

Instructions to sew my quilt, Fresh 'N Fancy begin on page 14.

Here's the stack of fabrics I used to make my quilt.  The fabric line is Continuum by Jennifer (Oh yeah!) Sampou, plus some batiks, from Robert Kaufman fabrics.  A joy to work with.  I love the way these fabrics glow.

I designed this quilt using my block, Polka Party from Volume 5.  It's block #429.

I also used this block by Sara Tuttle Khammash.  It's called Fresh Cut, out of Volume 4, block #343.  I was pleased with the way these two blocks fit together.  The pieced four patch background, and the circular motif on this block blend well with my Polka Party block.

I added these simple half and quarter circle blocks, also on pieced "four patch" type backgrounds to round out the quilt design.

Eeeek!  While I was stitching away, I found this super scary looking, but harmless spider right outside my studio door.  Thankfully, it stayed outside.

Here's one of my Polka Party blocks, before zig-zagging around the edges of the appliques.

A close-up shot of one of the center flower motifs.

My son, Gavin took this interesting shot of me sewing.  What a great angle!

After sewing all the blocks it was time for a bathroom break.  Whew!

Here's a glowing clothesline pic of the top before adding borders.  Love these fabrics!

In this picture you can see the quilting in the corner.  I used a motif from the Fresh Cut block for inspiration.

And finally, the quilt - all together - quilted, bound, and gorgeous!

Thanks so much for reading my post today.  Now, go out and get a copy of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Spring 2013!  Right now!   Quick, before they're all gone.

Visit Quiltmaker's Blog, today!  They're giving away 25 copies of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks,  click on this link - Quilty Pleasures Blog

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

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Jennifer Schifano Thomas