Archive | May, 2012

Welcome to Quiltmaker’s “100 Blocks” visitors!

3 May

Fellow Quilters,
Just about a year ago, an invitation to participate in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 3 is what got me into the blogosphere!  How time flies!  While I don’t have a block in the latest issue,Volume 5 , I know several quilters who do.  I want to send a shout-out to Laura Blanchard of Plum Tree Quilts (block #449), Beth Ferrier of Applewood Farm (block #430), Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs (block #470), and Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods (block #491).  These talented quilters are part of Northcott’s quilt pattern design team.
I also see some lovely Northcott fabrics used in block #462 by former Quiltmaker graphic designer Theresa Eisinger and block #497 by Quiltmaker graphic designer Denise Stark, and in gallery quilts #2 (Jane Spolar’s Bollywood Bliss is used in Oh, The Places We Go by Nikki Rainey) and #8 (Lakeside Cottage is used in Sample This by Carol Streif).
Now, being a quilter, and working with Northcott’s beautiful fabrics, I couldn’t help but wonder how some of these blocks would look in Northcott’s new Stonehenge Stars & Stripes fabrics.  So of course I had to play.  Here’s what I came up with:

Celine Perkins's block as a quilt

Celine Perkins’ block as a quilt

Celine-Laura combo

Celine-Laura combo

Celine-Theresa combo

Celine-Theresa combo

Chris Hoover's block as a quilt

Chris Hoover’s block as a quilt

Laura Blanchard's block as a quilt

Laura Blanchard’s block as a quilt

Theresa Eisinger's block as a quilt

Theresa Eisinger’s block as a quilt

Theresa-Laura combo

Theresa-Laura combo

I can’t decide which one I like the best, so I need your help. For your chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5, post a comment on which one is your favorite by 11:59pm Thursday May 3, and we’ll see what the results are.  I will also throw in a couple of Stars & Stripes fabric prize packs for additional chances. Canadian visitors can receive a pack of Oh Canada fabrics instead if they win. Good luck!

Cheers, Patti