Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from today's top designers Volume 9 - Welcome to the Blog Tour!

It was almost 5 years ago at Spring International Quilt Market, that I was given the opportunity to submit a block for the first Volume of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from today's top designers. And here we are celebrating Volume 9!

My block for Volume 9 is titled "Hearts and Stars", and it's #813 in the blue-tabbed applique section of the magazine. I hand appliqued my pieces using fabrics from my Elementary line for Studio e Fabrics. I was so excited to find it on the cover!

Hearts and Stars

Here is a quilt I designed using the block, with the same block fabrics. This would be a good quilt for the more ambitious quilter!

Hearts and Stars Quilt

And here is another idea for using the Hearts and Stars block, this time a table runner. The color combination of black, red, green and gold reminds me of Christmas.

Hearts and Stars Table Runner

Click here for a tutorial on one way I make bias vines, from one of my previous Quiltmaker Blog Tour posts.

I'm giving away one copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 here from my blog. For a chance to win, just comment below and tell me whether you like to make bed quilts, lap quilts, wall quilts, or small projects like table runners. OR, all of the above! If you are posting anonymously, just be sure to include your email address in your comment, so that I will have a way to contact you if you are a winner.

I have a second giveaway for my Facebook friends. I will giveaway one copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 and all of the fabric needed to make the block from Elementary. Just head over to Facebook and leave a comment under my post featuring my Hearts and Stars Block.

Facebook Giveaway!
To go to my Wagons West Designs Facebook page click here.

Post your comments between now and Saturday, May 3rd. I will announce the winners on Monday, May 5th.

Thank you so much for visiting! After commenting below, click here go back to the Quilty Pleasures blog tour list to continue the tour!

Happy touring!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sentimental Stitches! - My new fabric line with Henry Glass Fabrics


My Sentimental Stitches fabric line has a subtle sewing theme, with shades of red, olive green, gold and tan. I received strike-offs of the line this past Thursday! They need a little adjusting, but are looking good!

Here is another print from the line, with little sewing strawberries:


To see more of the line Click Here. The delivery to quilt shops is scheduled for October. Can't wait!

Tomorrow (April 28th) is the first day of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour to kick off the release of Volume 9!

My block is on the cover! Woo Hoo! Here is a quick link to begin the blog tour. Be sure to check in with me on Wednesday, which is my day to blog about my block, and to offer a chance to win a free copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 9!

Until Wednesday,