Every Which Way to Celebrate 100 Blocks Volume 11

7 May

Fellow Quilters,

Hi There, and welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 11 blog tour!  I hope you’ve had a chance to visit the other bloggers on the tour this week.  There have been some great posts.  I really enjoyed Nancy Mahoney’s on Day 1, as she explained how she arrived at her Twirling Rose block #1052.  Or how about Karyn Ashley-Smith’s post yesterday, where she showed a quilt made from her Crocus and Daffodil block, and done in Stonehenge?

My block is Every Which Way #1040, containing 9 arrows that get shorter as they get closer to the center of the block.

My original block done in Artisan Spirit - Shimmer

My original block done in Artisan Spirit – Shimmer

Using 1 fabric for each arrow seemed a natural choice, and Northcott’s Artisan Spirit – Shimmer has a range of 9 gradated fabrics in each delicious color palette.  I chose the sunglow palette for my block.  My quick scan through 100 Blocks Volume 11 revealed another block done in Shimmer sunglow – Jennifer Shifano Thomas’ Aloha Flower #1014.

While perusing the issue, I noticed blocks done by several Northcott pattern designers:  #1028 Moon Star by Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods, #1029 Basket Star by Marjorie Rhine of Quilt Design NW, #1042 Swirly Whirly Floral by Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream, and #1066 Fruit Smoothie by Karen Bialik of The Fabric Addict (done in Northcott’s ColorWorks solids).  I put them into Electric Quilt along with my block, downloaded Northcott’s Celebration 2 collection, featured in our advertisement, and began to play!

Here are the blocks done in Celebration 2.  I used the pieced background block of Kate’s block, leaving the appliqués off.

Karen's block

Karen’s block

Celine's block

Celine’s block

Marje's block

Marje’s block

Kate's block

Kate’s block

My block

My block

Once the blocks were done, it was time to put them into quilts.  My block did not seem to want to play well with the other blocks, so it was my least favorite combination.  I would like to explore other options with it, such as having alternate blocks where the arrows go from the center out toward the edge (reverse the direction of them).  I think it would also make a great single-block quilt when enlarged to 36”.  However, most of the other blocks played nicely, although the Karen/Marje block doesn’t line up quite as well as the other 3 combinations.  What do you think?

Karen & Celine's quilt

Karen & Celine’s quilt

Karen & Marje's quilt

Karen & Marje’s quilt

Kate & Celine's quilt

Kate & Celine’s quilt

Kate & Marje's quilt

Kate & Marje’s quilt

Kate & Patti's blocks on point

Kate & Patti’s blocks on point

Kate & Patti's quilt

Kate & Patti’s quilt

It’s giveaway time!  I will draw 3 names: one for a copy of the magazine, one for a bundle of Celebration fabrics, and one for a bundle of Shimmer fabrics.  For a chance to win, please post a comment on my blog by this Friday at noon, telling me which quilt is your favorite.  For more chances to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 11, don’t forget to visit the other bloggers on the tour this week at  http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/

Thanks for dropping by, and please visit again soon.



46 Responses to “Every Which Way to Celebrate 100 Blocks Volume 11”

  1. Jen B May 7, 2015 at 1:29 am #

    I like Kate and Celine’s quilt. If possible, please don’t enter me for the celebrations fabric, I’m British and don’t think I’d use fabric with the US flag on it.

  2. Whiskers May 7, 2015 at 1:40 am #

    Karen and Marje, Karen and Celine….oh, my! hard decisions. They are all lovely and will make wonderful Quilts of Valor. New ideas are always welcome there. Thanks for being a sponsor.

  3. Julie A. May 7, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    My favorite is Kate and Patti’s block on point. Thanks

  4. Sheila McMillan May 7, 2015 at 7:05 am #

    I love Celine’s block and like it in the quilt with Kate’s block as well as Karen’s block. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  5. Sandy A in St. Louis May 7, 2015 at 7:25 am #

    I love the third one with Kate & Patti’s blocks. All the blocks are beautiful!

  6. Allison May 7, 2015 at 7:52 am #

    I think they’re all gorgeous, but my favorite is Kate and Celine’s.

  7. Elaine Theriault May 7, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    Have to say my favourite is Karen and Marje. Love little pieces! And that new fabric line – wow – got to get me some of that. Thanks Patti for all you do – we love Northcott! (and you have the best sales rep ever!)

  8. CateD May 7, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    I think I like Karen and Marje’s quilt best but it truly is difficult to decide.

  9. Marie Krause May 7, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    All of these quilts are wonderful! I particularly liked the use of the striped fabric for one of the borders.

  10. Dot H May 7, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    I like them all, but will choose Kate & Patti’s quilt.

  11. Sandy K May 7, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    I am loving Karen & Celine’s quilt.

  12. Vicki H May 7, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    Great arrow block. I like Karen & Celine’s quilt.

  13. Patricia Cash May 7, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    I like Kate and Patti’s blocks on point.

  14. oneoldgoat1962 May 7, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    All of the quilts are gorgeous but if I were to choose one, it would be Karen and Celine’s quilt.

  15. Myra May 7, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    The quilts are so different it is hard to choose a favorited but i like Kate and Margi’s combination the best. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Donalda Fisher May 7, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    I like Katie’s and Patti’s blocks on point the best.

  17. Sue S May 7, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    My favorite was definitely Kate and Margi’s Love the patriotic fabric line

  18. Marian Crosby May 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    I love Kate and Patti’s blocks on point quilt. It reminds me of road trips to Florida and celebrations. Boston pops, etc. good memories

  19. jmquilts May 7, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

    Oh my goodness… I love all the variations! Very inspiring!

  20. Bev Smith May 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    Hi Patti, Beautiful quilts as usual but there’s something about the Kate and Patti one on point that just speaks to me.Wonderful work.

  21. Brooke May 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Love all the variations, but Karen & Marje’s quilt was my favorite.

  22. Auntie Clark May 7, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    Karen & Marje’s. It was a tough decision. They are all great!

  23. Deb May 7, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    I like Kate & Celine’s quilt, they are all festive, some remind me of fireworks exploding.

  24. Betty Harden May 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    I liked them all, but think I like Katie and Marje’s best love the patriotic theme. Quilts of Valor come to mind for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to win something. Lovely quilts.

  25. teri May 7, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    I think i like Karen & Celine’s quilt best but they are all great.

  26. Betsey Ryan May 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

    We need to do this with the Canadian fabric!!!!! I like Karen’s block the best and Karen and Celine’s Quilt is my first choice.
    TTFN Betsey

  27. Nancy Roraback May 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    I really like Karen and Marje’s quilt!

  28. Deirdre May 7, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

    Very tough choice! Think I’d go with Karen and Celine’s quilt. They’re all fabulous blocks!

  29. Deb May 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    i like Karen & Celine’s quilt. But they’re all beautiful.

  30. Nicole Sender May 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

    I like Kate & Marje’s quilt! All are outstanding!

  31. Barb K. May 7, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    I like the “Kate and Marje’s” quilt best but the others are also beautiful!

  32. Cindy K May 8, 2015 at 12:05 am #

    All these quilts are so very pretty…I really like Karen & Marje’s quilt

  33. Judy May 8, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    My favorite is Karen & Marje’s quilt. They are all really wonderful quilts.

  34. Julie in WA May 8, 2015 at 1:18 am #

    I like the last quilt, the Kate and Patti quilt.

  35. Andee in aZ May 8, 2015 at 1:21 am #

    LOVE your patriotic blocks! Too many favorites to pick. FYI your link on Quilty Pleasures blog isn’t working (I searched your name to find this) so you might want to have them fix it so more folks stop by!

  36. Emily C May 8, 2015 at 2:34 am #

    I love Kate and Celine’s quilt.

  37. buntyw May 8, 2015 at 6:08 am #

    The last one is my favourite!!

  38. boilermom27 May 8, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    Not an easy choice, but I love Karen and Marje’s quilt!

  39. Susan May 8, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    It was hard to choose, but I finally selected Karen & Celine’s quilt.

  40. JoyceLM May 8, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Tough choice. I think I like Karen & Celine’s the best. It has a lot more movement. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Jane May 8, 2015 at 10:41 am #

    Gotta love the red white and blue!! I’m voting for Kate and Patti”s quilt. Thanks.

  42. Pat Evans May 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    I know I missed the deadline for the drawing, but the link to your blog didn’t work which may be why you didn’t get many comments. I did a Bing search on Friday to see if I could find you but alas I was too late. I like the combos you came up with and I really like Moon Star in the celebrations fabrics (which I also love).

  43. Barbara Young May 8, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

    I love the quilt done by Karen and Celine. These are some gorgeous quilts.

  44. DebrafromMD May 8, 2015 at 11:40 pm #

    Kate and Celine’s quilt is my favorite.

  45. Katy M May 9, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    I love them all, but have finally decided on Kate & Patti’s quilt! x

  46. elainejgates May 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    Tough choice but it is Karen and Marje’s quilt for me. I love all of them with the RWB coloration.

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