Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Quiltmaker Magazine's Rocks the Block Blog tour!!




Good morning quilting fans!!
It is Quiltmaker magazine's Rocks the Blocks Blog tour day!! How exciting! All the quilter designers who are featured today have a quilt in the newest magazine: Quilts From 100 Blocks.

Here is the cover of the magazine that should be on newstands today!! What do you think? I love the cover!!

 

Here is my quilt featured in the magazine, my quilt is on page 87 All a Glow!! And man does it ever scream "Look at me"! 

And yes, this is the quilt, not a digital image from EQ7. I quilted the heck out of it too!! 

Now, I thought I would show where this quilt came from. What inspired me ....first I found the "100 Blocks" magazine. I decided I would try to design a block and see how that went. I did it, here is the block:
 Now, can you see this block in the quilt image above? Once my block was accepted into the magazine...well honey, it made the cover!!

See? My block is top left! How sweet is that?! I was asked, like all others that made the magazine to design a quilt using that block and you could combine it with other blocks that also made volumes 1-5 of the magazine.  I was so stinking proud of myself that I just used my block!! But, the challenge was on! What could I do to make me step out of my comfort zone, do something that is not the traditional setting? Also, I wanted stricking colors, come and getcha colors!! Did I accomplish this? I think so!! Man, did I ever step out of my "box"! You can see what I came up with....Here ya go again, just for your viewing pleasure:
 Quiltmaker magazine did a great job in digitizing my quilting. I do all custom work, no computer! And in case you are wondering, this is a king size quilt...and it is LOUD! 

Now, if you would like to win a free copy of the magazine, please leave me a comment and your email!! I need this information so I can contact you to let you know you have won. I would also like to add a little something myself...I will offer a free fat quarter bundle to a 2nd winner. I'm not going to show you the bundle, it will be a surprise!!
Don't forget, leave a comment and please participate in the blog tour!!

http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures  

There is the link to Quiltypleasures blog!! If you did not begin the tour and just came to my blog click on their link and get started!! 
Here are some alternate color ways for the quilt...just playing around...



Happy Sewing everyone!!







71 comments:

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  2. I am always interested in hearing the story behind the design. Well done...how exciting to have your work published!!!

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  3. Sometimes we need loud. But only sometimes... Fun stuff.

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    1. LOL Patricia, yes sometimes we need to step away and out of our comfort zone boxes and try something that just kind of shocks ourself!

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  4. I LOVE your quilt!! I think it is great!! Congrats on making the cover!! This is quite an accomplishment. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Shortseam, thank you!! This quilt really took me out of my comfort zone!!

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  5. I like the way you put the different blocks together. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed reading.

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  6. I'm amazed that you don't use a computer to design your work. That's awesome. Your quilt is great and in the right room it would be just perfect. It's very pretty.

    vburr at charter dot net

    You are right about the cover of this issue. I LOVE it most because I want to make a red, black and white quilt some day. I just love the contrast between those colors so this cover really is stunning in my eyes.

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  7. Love how you used your block in the quilt--very striking!
    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. That is awesome being in the magazine! Congrats.

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  9. Your quilt is so dramatic -- definitely would be the centerpiece of a room! Can't wait for this magazine!

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  10. I certainly do think you accomplished your goals with this wonderful quilt! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for a chance to win the magazine, but, in this case, I wouldn't even mind being number 2 :) Good luck, Everyone! :) gladystan.dawn@gmail.com

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  11. I love your design! I can see it all in lavendar, purple, and green :D candideli (at) msn (dot) com

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  12. Your design is a show stopper! Would look good in many school colors...thanks.

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  13. How fun to have your quilt in the magazine! It's so fun and bright--love it!

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  14. Well, it certainly is bright! But the black calms it down, or the oranges and purples would be overwhelming.

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  15. Congratulations!
    I love your quilt - it certainly does scream 'look at me'!!

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  16. Ooh, what fun! This quilt screams, "Teenager" to me! Congratulations, and please enter me in your giveaway. rdrumpf(at)gmail. Thanks!

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  17. great color choices!
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  18. Penelope0315@gmail.com
    You were not kidding when you set out to make it striking. It worked!! That is a fantastic color combination. It does make me think teenager as well. Have fun today with the blog tour. Penny Chew

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  19. Not sure I'd pick those colors, but I love the design!

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  20. I love All A Glow, congratulations on being selected for the cover. I would love to thank you for the chance for the giveaway.

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  21. I'm a brights quilter, too! Love this and the statement it makes. I could fall asleep under this!!!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I have not heard anyone say that before! I like that! that is a great compliment!!

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  22. Loud colors for sure. I'll bet it is eye popping. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  23. Congratulations to you for making it in the magazine! thank you for the giveaway chance too!

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  24. I'm a new follower and I love your quilt! beautiful! I like to enter for the drawings please!

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  25. Eye catching it is. Great job. I enjoyed reading the backstory too.

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    1. Thank you, nice to hear people are actually reading my blog and not just looking at the "pretty" pictures!! LOL Isn't that what we all do though? It is great inspiration for us crafty people!

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  26. Your quilt is beautiful! Very inovative to me. I'm looking forward to the new magazine and all the wonderful designs.

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  27. Beautiful--I love screaming colors!!

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  28. So many great patterns in this book! I'd love to win! debgiro at wildblue dot net

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  29. Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments!! Keep 'em coming!! LOL

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  30. I would have to say "Mission Accomplished". Your quilt has definite Wow factor...love the orange and pink. And will be following your blog.
    CathyC in Alberta
    cathyc1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. You definitly have a rockin block, and it is screaming! I wonder what your real comfort zone is???

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    1. oh Madeline! You made me laugh!! If you want to know the truth I came out of my box some 15 years ago and I refuse to be put back in!! LOL Thanks for the compliment!!

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  32. forgot to put my address:memoose55(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  33. Great design! ... soparkaveataoldotcom

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  34. This is a striking quilt. Thanks for the encouragement to step outside the comfort zone, and a chance to win a copy of the magazine. Of course, I was diverted to read some of your other posts (UFO) before finding my way back to the contest! Your work is wonderful.

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    1. Hi Marcia, I've got some great color combinations coming for more quilts...I just think it kind of shocks most! But I've been studying the quilts that are "show stoppers" they make you say "WOW!" and I plan on doing just that!! Thanks for stopping by! and for your compliment!

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  35. Congrats you did an amazing job on your king quilt. I would like to be in th drawing for the magazine. And I love surprises so being the second winner would be a 'winner' to me. Thanks

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  36. Well done on the quilt! It's beautiful. :)

    girottih@yahoo.com

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  37. Wow - a king size quilt! I never ever would get that done. I have trouble doing twin sizes before getting tired! That quilt is amazing!

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  38. The blog tour is fun! Thank you for participating. And thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. Very unique! I like it. Thanks for the chance!

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  40. I'm enjoying the blog tour. I like your quilt, it really pops! Thanks for the chance to win
    ceciliayoung at gmx dot com

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  41. wow - very impressive! I like the red, white, & black color version.

    diantha dot howard at gmail dot com

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  42. Your quilt is just stunning! Love that the block made the front cover of the magazine too! Congrats! awolk at rogers dot com

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  43. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. That's astounding how much it changes with the color changes. It looks totally different! Congrats

    Please put my name in the hat for the drawing. I'd love to win one.
    ~a

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  45. It definitely is a "Look at Me" and more. I think it's great!

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  46. Well that sure is a fabulous quilt! Isn't it fun stepping out of the box, per se?! Thanks for the chance at the give-away!

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  47. Beautiful quilt you definitely accomplished what you were trying to do. I really like your block design.

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  48. Wow! What a stunning quilt. I also like the alternate color selections.

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  49. OK you have me stumped.. what block is your block based on.... I love it and congratulations on having the design published.

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  50. Wow! I love each of the colorways. . .I hope I win the copy so I can see the quilting up close and personal! Congratulations on your block being a cover girl. It is a beautiful quilt and I love color!

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  51. Wow I'm not sure my skill can do this block but it is amazing. Maybe someday with a pattern at my finger tips, I can. Like the little engine said "I think I can, I think I can". :)
    pbalsinger@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Pamela, it does take some careful sewing, but when you take your time to piece this orange beast (LOL!) it is amazing! You get the wow factor when you open up your pieces right after you have sewed them...you know what I mean? Then placing up on the design wall and watching it come to life! I love sewing! Thanks for the compliment!

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  52. Menina!Eu quero fazer esta em papel inglês,é lindo demais e valerá a pena o trabalho.Não se espante...estou transformando tudo em papel.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  53. I'm so excited for you, Nancy!! Hopefully, you'll be able to bring the quilt to a guild meeting to show it off in person some day! Can't wait to see it. Congrats!!!

    Kelly
    craftyk32@hotmailcom

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I will bring the magazine to the guild meeting. I wanted to bring the quilt with me, then I realized that Quiltmaker magazine asked to keep it longer to hang in their headquarters lobby in Golden, CO. I'm pretty certain they did that with all the other quilts that made the magazine. It is an honor! See you soon!

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  54. Great job Nancy! The quilt is very striking and what an accomplishment to make the front cover! Thank you for the chance to win and best wishes on all your endeavors.

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