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100 Blocks Volume 2

November 12, 2010 | Uncategorized

Hello again and good Friday to you all! Well, today’s the day! I am just popping in to tell you a little bit more about the my Rosie’s Posies block that is in the second volume of 100 blocks by Quiltmaker magazine!  This awesome second volume is to be hitting your Local Quilt Shop and newsstands galore on the 16th of this month- but a few of us and Quilty Pleasures  are participating in the blog tour to give you some sneak peaks ogf our blocks! In case this is the first time you have heard of this special edition, last year Quiltmaker magazine published Volume 1 of 100 Designer Blocks- well it was a huge hit and actually sold completely out!  So imagine my surprise when I was asked to contribute a block to the Volume 2 of this issue!  I was thrilled to say the least! So since this was during my first time exhibiting at Spring market, I decided to do a variation block from one of my most popular quilts, Pocketful of Posies.  This is the block I came up with…

Rosie’s Posie’s is #101 in the applique section of the issue.  For this block, I used my favorite moda dots background fabric and all of the yo-yo flowers are from French General’s Rouennierre’s line- I love the beautiful reds, creams and browns in this line and it inspired the “Rosie” in the posie!  In this version of the block I also changed the Ric-Rac to a white and added some stem stitch embroidery to give a little more detail to the posie.  Here is the quilt that inspired the block!

This is one of my favorite quilts to date! I love hand work and so the yo-yo’s were perfect to keep me busy and posies are one of my favorite things so they just went hand in hand.  The original quilt is called “Pocketful of Posies”.  This pattern is available on the website.

So now to the good stuff! To celebrate the blog tour and the magazine, Quiltmaker is giving me one copy of this collector’s edition to giveaway, and I am also giving away one of my personal copies along with a copy of Pocketful of Posies pattern.  So here’s the drill, you have several ways in which to enter:

 Simply leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite quilt technique is!

Become a follower (see the google follower box on the left hand column) of my blog and let me know

Blog about the giveaway and let me know.

Retweet my blog tweet and let me know

Follow me on twitter and let me know (you can find me on twitter by clicking the twitter icon in the right hand colum)

Oh and just because I will also throw in some yummy fabric goodness to the pot……so go on and get your comments in and while you are at it hop on over to Quilty Pleasures, the Quiltmaker Magazine’s blog and see who else is on the tour today for more chances to win a copy and or some other goodies- you just never know!  The giveaway will close on Monday night at midnight and I will post the winners shortly after that!

I hope you enjoy the tour!

Until then….Happy Blog-hopping!

Cara

  1. 171 Responses to “100 Blocks Volume 2”

  2. I love yo yo’s so your block is just perfect for me! I also enjoy strip piecing
    Gill

    By Gill on Nov 12, 2010

  3. I’m a follower!
    Gill

    By Gill on Nov 12, 2010

  4. Yo-yo’s are so simple and add such a nice touch and dimension – yet I cannot master them.

    By sharon vrooman on Nov 12, 2010

  5. My favorite technique (for the moment) is applique. It still amazes me sometimes when a “picture” comes to life by turning edges of fabric under with the tip of a needle! The 1st few stitches taken still leave me wondering how on earth this will ever end up looking like the image.

    By Laurie in Maine on Nov 12, 2010

  6. Rosie Posie all around “I” fall down and admire the view. I sew love this block design..my ultimate fav sew far.
    Ok favorite quilt technique, it would have to be hand quilting. I use “thimble its” and I can stitch up a good lap size quilt in 30 days. I am sew in the zen movement during this period…ahhhhhh I am just relaxed thinking about it…but then again..this was about YOU, wasn’t it…? ..lol
    Congrats, they chose well!

    By madame samm on Nov 12, 2010

  7. It is a lovely block – Congratulations on being featured!

    By PeachRainbow on Nov 12, 2010

  8. I’m new to quilting, so I don’t have a “favorite” technique yet. I love my new hobby!

    By janice on Nov 12, 2010

  9. I love to applique quilt. Love your blog and block in the magazine – congrats.

    By Colleen on Nov 12, 2010

  10. I am also a follower :)

    By Colleen on Nov 12, 2010

  11. I just so love your YoYo flowers. My favourite quilt technique is hand applique of and Scrap Piecing. :-)
    Cheers

    By Lynne on Nov 12, 2010

  12. I am now one of your followers :-)

    By Lynne on Nov 12, 2010

  13. Your block is cute and looks great as you showed it mat up.

    By QuiltSue on Nov 12, 2010

  14. This is so cute! I’m not a fan of yo-yo’s but love your block:) Thanks for sharing with us!

    By Becky on Nov 12, 2010

  15. I love to piece traditionally, but am starting applique. Love your block – it so cute!

    By Kim West on Nov 12, 2010

  16. I follow you and also subscribe via google reader.

    By Kim West on Nov 12, 2010

  17. I like just about everything about quilting, but my favorite technique is paper piecing. Cute quilt!

    By Lisa England on Nov 12, 2010

  18. My favorite technique is traditional piecing … altho I LOVE the stained glass quilts I’ve done… and your block is DARLING! Can’t wait to see it with all the other talents in the magazine! Thanks for allowing the chance to win !

    By Lindsay Mattison on Nov 12, 2010

  19. I’m a follower ! :)

    By Lindsay Mattison on Nov 12, 2010

  20. I put you on my blog ! :)

    By Lindsay Mattison on Nov 12, 2010

  21. I retweeted your tweet !! This has been a great experience for me just learning about tweeting more this week!

    By Lindsay Mattison on Nov 12, 2010

  22. AND … I followed you on Twitter ! This has been really FUN ! Thanks for all the party hoppin this week ! :)

    By Lindsay Mattison on Nov 12, 2010

  23. cute, i would love to win a copy of the magazine, i like regular quilting, designing my own designs and sewing them is pretty amazing!!! thanks

    By Stacey on Nov 12, 2010

  24. Love your block. There’s just something so cute about those yo-yos. I like to machine piece and don’t applique too much. I’m too impatient!

    By Marianne on Nov 12, 2010

  25. I love to applique and add embroidery to my blocks.Thanks for the chance to win! Now I’m hopping off to other blogs!

    By Penny on Nov 12, 2010

  26. Of course I’m a follower….and my Google Reader is bursting at its seams!!

    By Penny on Nov 12, 2010

  27. Retweeted your blog tweet. I am @quiltygirl on Twitter.

    By Marianne on Nov 12, 2010

  28. I love piecing by hand, it’s my therapy!!!! Makes me happy! thanks for the chance to win!

    By LouAnn on Nov 12, 2010

  29. I am now a follower!

    By LouAnn on Nov 12, 2010

  30. At the moment, I’m finding I love handwork – be it embroidery for a quilt or hand-quilting. Being able to sit still for 15 minutes and just be absorbed in the stitches is a wonderful thing!

    By Laura M on Nov 12, 2010

  31. I like your posies! English paper piecing has become a favorite of mine; I have a huge GFG underway and have also started a clamshell quilt (it’s wobbly but I love it anyway!)

    By Sally on Nov 12, 2010

  32. I am all about traditional piecing. Your block is adorable. I have never tried a yo-yo but it is on my list of thigns to do :)

    By Melissa Corry on Nov 12, 2010

  33. I love yo-yos and I tend to put them on everything, so this block is right up my alley! Congrats on being in Volume 2.

    By SuzK on Nov 12, 2010

  34. What a cute block. And I like the way you used the yoyos. Hand appliques is my favorite technique. Anyway, Congratulations! And Thank you!

    By Julie T. on Nov 12, 2010

  35. My favorite technique right now is curved piecing. Congrats on your lovely block appearing in Vol 2!

    By Ellen Ban on Nov 12, 2010

  36. This is cute – I’m not a huge fan of yo yos but these are great! I like plain old fashioned scrap quilting – makes me feel “historic”. Congrats on making the magazine!

    By De Cook on Nov 12, 2010

  37. Thank you for this giveaway. My favorite technique is piecing. I am a beginning intermediate quilter and applique intimidates me. However, I’ve wanted to try yoyos and your block has those — so looks like a good place to start. Congratulations on being in the QM 100 Blocks.

    By Marcia W. on Nov 12, 2010

  38. I follow you (around #67) and want to add that the fabric you selected for your block is perfect.

    By Marcia W. on Nov 12, 2010

  39. Hello, I have begun to follow you. That is the one of the best parts of this week, finding new places to visit. I love you quilt that inspired your block for the magazine. No wonder it is one of your favorites!

    By Vickie on Nov 12, 2010

  40. Love your block. Love yo yo’s. I like to piece.

    By Mary W on Nov 12, 2010

  41. I love to machine piece and machine quilt, but occasionally I enjoy doing handwork such as embroidery and even yo-yos. Congratulations on being in the 100 block magazine. Your block is very pretty.

    By Mary on Nov 12, 2010

  42. I like your block. I usually do traditional piecing, but occasionally like to applique. Thanks for the giveaway.

    By Linda T on Nov 12, 2010

  43. Congratulations! I love your block. But then again I love yo-yo’s! I love the cutting and piecing of the quilt. It’s like putting a big puzzle together.

    By Jocelyn on Nov 12, 2010

  44. What a cute block. I love yoyos. Looks fun and easy to make.

    By Kris Searle on Nov 12, 2010

  45. My favorite technique is curved piecing. Beautiful block!

    By Kathy S. on Nov 12, 2010

  46. I love your block. Since I won a GO I am always on the look out for a way use yo yos. I got the circle die.
    Congrats. Thanks for a chance to play.

    By Carrie P. on Nov 12, 2010

  47. Love your block! I started out liking piecing the best but now I’m getting to like applique better. Your yo-yo flowers are so pretty and this block has so much texture, its on my list to try. Thanks for a great block.

    By Kaye M. on Nov 12, 2010

  48. Congratulation! The block is beautiful I love piecing and putting things together Can’t wait to get book

    By Deb E on Nov 12, 2010

  49. Hello Cara,

    Congratulations on your block being in the magazine. I am partial to doing applique with button hole. Actually all things that involve handsewing I love.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

    By Bev C on Nov 12, 2010

  50. Hi, it’s so fun to look at blogs and enter giveaways! Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. My favorite project or technique is the one I am working on at any given time. I try everything! Visit my site to see my latest quilt, “The Light at the End of the Tunnel” http://www.sewhelpmequilts.blogspot.com

    By Becky on Nov 12, 2010

  51. Love your block and I’m a follower. I enjoy all parts of making a quilt come together.

    By Connie Campbell on Nov 12, 2010

  52. Thanks for the cute block, I love it. I don’t think I have a favorite technique but do enjoy trying new things. I hope I win a copy of the issue so I can use all the wonderful ideas in my next projects.

    By Marianne on Nov 12, 2010

  53. Currently I’m enjoying paper piecing.

    By Billie B on Nov 12, 2010

  54. My favourite technique is probably paper piecing. I’m not usually an appliqué fan, but the posies are so sweet I might just have to make an exception. Thanks for the chance to win.

    By Lori S on Nov 12, 2010

  55. I love needle turn applique.

    By Sara on Nov 12, 2010

  56. New Follower!

    By PeachRainbow on Nov 12, 2010

  57. My favorite technique is freezer paper paper pieceing, to make difficult blocks. thank you
    for the giveaway.

    By Gwen on Nov 12, 2010

  58. Love the Ric-Rac. Its a great touch! I love the Yo-Yos too! What a cute little flower.

    By Alicia on Nov 12, 2010

  59. Hi, I love your block. So cheerful and sweet. Another excuse to sit down and make some cute yo yo’s. My favorite technique of the moment is paper piecing.

    By SewLindaAnn on Nov 12, 2010

  60. My favorite is machine pieceing. The yo yos on your block are so cute.

    By atty on Nov 12, 2010

  61. I am now subscribed to your blog through Google Reader. It’s really neat, and I’m curious to check out the places you visit and shop. Thanks, and have a great day!

    By SewLindaAnn on Nov 12, 2010

  62. What an extremely cute block Rosie’s Posie’s is! The French General fabrics are perfect. I’ve got to win this magazine and would love to also win the Pocketful of Posies pattern. My favorite quilt technique is paper piecing. I love the precision paper piecing gives to block piecing. ~Kathleen

    By Kathleen on Nov 12, 2010

  63. Beautiful way to do flowers, love your block.
    I was browsing and see you are doing hexagons too.
    I made a small quilt and now I am working on a table topper for Christmas.

    Debbie

    By Debbie St.Germain on Nov 12, 2010

  64. I love the yo-yo flowers! Right now my favorite technique is dimensional bow tie…making lots of grandbaby quilts with that one! And I have just learned to make yo-yo butterflies,those are a lot of fun. Yummy fabric sounds great! Count me in!

    By Texana on Nov 12, 2010

  65. My favorite quilt technique is still piecing, although I like to do machine applique and paperpieceing, too. I admit I’ve never made a yo-yo, but it looks like it would be good use for my abundance of scraps.

    By Karen W. on Nov 12, 2010

  66. I love piecing quilts and especially like scrappy quilts. The more pieces the better.

    By Bunny on Nov 12, 2010

  67. I’ve always wondered what to do with yo-yos. These are so pretty! Great block. My favorite quilting is simple. I’m just a beginner and matching points isn’t my strong point. Thanks for a chance to win.

    By Marilyn on Nov 12, 2010

  68. I’m a follower

    By Marilyn on Nov 12, 2010

  69. FOLLOWING YOU!

    By Linda on Nov 12, 2010

  70. LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

    By Linda on Nov 12, 2010

  71. Machine piecing is my favorite.

    By Lee Ann L. on Nov 12, 2010

  72. I’m now following you. :-)

    By Lee Ann L. on Nov 12, 2010

  73. I retweeted! :-)

    By Lee Ann L. on Nov 12, 2010

  74. I love your block, the yo-yos are terrific. I recently did my first machine applique! And am amazed by how someone can really make the blocks stand out! Congrats on being in the 100 Block issue!

    By Cindi C on Nov 12, 2010

  75. Love your block, love yo-yo’s….

    By Baukje on Nov 12, 2010

  76. I am already a follower!

    By Baukje on Nov 12, 2010

  77. Hi Cara, I love paper piecing which is a good thing right now….I’ve had a request to make a queen-sized NY Beauty quilt in time for Christmas giving! Your block is really cute and I’m looking forward to Monday when I can buy a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks….unless I win one, of course!!!

    By Patricia S on Nov 12, 2010

  78. Oh…I’m a stalker….uh, follower….too!

    By Patricia S on Nov 12, 2010

  79. I do love sitting at my machine piecing together a quilt top but also the Zen relaxation of hand binding and hand quilting……well its all just wonderful the making and giving of quilts isn’t it!!!
    thanks so much for a chance to win.
    Happy sewing and continued success.

    By Kim on Nov 12, 2010

  80. Your block is so fun!

    By Deserae Fiedler on Nov 12, 2010

  81. I follow your blog

    By Deserae Fiedler on Nov 12, 2010

  82. Congrats on your book entry. What an honor! I like your Flowering Dresden. It would make a nice table topper.

    By Darlene Slocum on Nov 12, 2010

  83. Cute block! I love that you incorporated yo-yos in to the design!

    By Sheila on Nov 12, 2010

  84. I love to applique. Love your block and yo-yo’s. Thank you

    By Sharon Palmer on Nov 12, 2010

  85. New follower – what fun!

    By Regina on Nov 12, 2010

  86. Love this block – I enjoy piecing more than applique but try to do something new with every quilt I make.

    By Regina on Nov 12, 2010

  87. Cute block! I like FMQ,though I still need lots of practice.

    By Beth B on Nov 12, 2010

  88. I love your block with the yo yo flowers! My favorite technique is piecing, but I love to try new things!

    By Lisa R on Nov 12, 2010

  89. Love your block.

    By laura on Nov 12, 2010

  90. I have to admit that my favorite technique is plain ole boring piecing! But it really isn’t that boring because there are soooooo many variations!

    By Barb J on Nov 12, 2010

  91. I really like the block – my favorite technique is fusible applique – Thanks

    By Krist Van Os on Nov 12, 2010

  92. I enjoy machine quilting because I can complete more squares in less time. I do want to try some extensive hand quilting when I have more time in my schedule!

    By Kathy on Nov 12, 2010

  93. I am a follower :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

    By Nancy Sue Phillips on Nov 12, 2010

  94. I am a newbie quilter (under a year), so my favorite technique right now is the wonky log cabin. My wonkiness feels right at home in a pattern where wonkiness in on the cabin’s welcome mat!!!!

    By Nancy Sue Phillips on Nov 12, 2010

  95. I like piecing best but I am learning to applique and liking it too! I love your quilt as I have not tried yoyos yet but I think I might have to give it a try.

    By Ellen on Nov 12, 2010

  96. My favorite technique is paper piecing with applique not far behind although I’ve not found much time for it now.

    By Sandi on Nov 12, 2010

  97. Love the block! My favorite technique is applique. Love it, just absolutely love it. I find hand sewing much much more relaxing.

    By sewcrafty on Nov 12, 2010

  98. I most enjoy applique — and I just learned how to make yo-yo’s — so your block is right up my favorite alley! :)

    By Denise :) on Nov 12, 2010

  99. And I’ve been a follower – yay me! :)

    By Denise :) on Nov 12, 2010

  100. I am following your blog, I like to piece quilts, but I have taken to dimensional quilts,with some piecing, applique, embroidery, buttons. OH you can have to much fun with the Yo-Yo’s.

    By Donna Joy on Nov 12, 2010

  101. I love to see yo yos in quilts! While yo yo quilts are beautiful, I am not ambitious enough to make that many yo yos! I like your idea to use a manageable amount of yo yos for the flowers in your block!

    Favorite technique? I just learned to paper-piece, and I find it a lot of fun right now!

    By Julie in WA on Nov 12, 2010

  102. I’m a follower!

    By Janis on Nov 12, 2010

  103. I love applique. Your block and quilt are charming, I just may get into yo yos!

    By Janis on Nov 12, 2010

  104. Your block is so cute and the quilt you used as inspiration is gorgeous, love the colors too. Applique is one of my favorite techniques so I’ll be making this block for sure. Just find out out about your blog and added to my bookmarks right away, will keep checking it out! Thanks for the giveaway.

    By Limbania O on Nov 12, 2010

  105. Great block! I haven’t tried yo-yo’s yet (I’m a new quilter), but am planning on it–they look like so much fun. All I’ve attempted so far is simple piecing, so I guess that is my favorite technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

    By KT on Nov 12, 2010

  106. I love your posies – I need hand-work handy to work on too! I love to applique although I’m just an advanced beginner.

    By Donna on Nov 12, 2010

  107. Right now I enjoy learning a lot of techniques, but I enjoy patchwork the most. Thanks for the giveaway. I really like your block.

    By Cecilia Young on Nov 12, 2010

  108. I have also become a follower.

    By Cecilia Young on Nov 12, 2010

  109. I really enjoy applique quilts. I like doing embroidery and incorporating them into my quilts. The yo-yos are so cute. I’d love to win the new 100 block magazine.

    By Janet on Nov 12, 2010

  110. I’ve become a follower. I enjoy reading blogs and keeping up with the new trends in designs and fabrics.

    By Janet on Nov 12, 2010

  111. I’m following your blog:)
    Very cute block! Thanks for the chance to win.

    By Vicki on Nov 12, 2010

  112. I enjoy piecing and machine applique.

    By Vicki on Nov 12, 2010

  113. What a great block! I think my favorite quilting technique is foundation piecing. I just love it!

    By Kathy H on Nov 12, 2010

  114. Your block is so cute! I love to piece, the scrappier the better.

    By Jaylene on Nov 12, 2010

  115. My favorite technique? Paper piecing, methinks. Or applique. Depends!

    By Brita on Nov 12, 2010

  116. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite technique is piecing.

    By Jeanne Bishop on Nov 12, 2010

  117. I love your block & it is one I can see myself doing. My favorite technique is machine piecing, but I have been doing alot of redwork lately to use in quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

    By Kay Mc on Nov 12, 2010

  118. What’s not to like about quilting? There are times when I just want to applique and other times I just want to piece. And then I also love to bind quilts! See, I like it all!!!

    By Carol in E TN on Nov 12, 2010

  119. Great block; yo-yos are a great way to use up scraps. My favorite technique is needleturn applique with freezer paper. It’s precise and very relaxing to me.

    By Lyn on Nov 12, 2010

  120. I became a follower.

    By Kay Mc on Nov 12, 2010

  121. I love using yo-yo’s in my quilts. Applique and piecing are my favorite techniques.

    By Bev on Nov 12, 2010

  122. Thank you for the giveaway. I just signed up as a follower, and my latest favourite quilting te.chnique is foundation piecing

    By Terri in BC on Nov 12, 2010

  123. I have never tried a yo-yo. The block is pretty congrats

    By cori on Nov 12, 2010

  124. A friend forced French General’s Rouennierre’s line on me and now I love it too! That red is just.too.perfect.!
    A favorite quilting technique is to use steam a seam on binding and then sew over it! No more missed edges!

    By duff on Nov 12, 2010

  125. My favorite way to quilt is peicing. I want to applique more though. Thanks for the giveaway.

    By Jeanne on Nov 12, 2010

  126. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I love piecing and also needle-turn applique.

    By Gretchen on Nov 12, 2010

  127. Love your blog! I am following you here and on Twitter!

    By CC on Nov 12, 2010

  128. I love to paper piece and applique. I’m so excited to try out your bloc with the yo-yos also. Also following you on your blog.

    By Georgette Mitchell on Nov 12, 2010

  129. My favorite part of quilting is picking out the fabric -

    By Ann on Nov 12, 2010

  130. Cute block. I love the baby rick rack as a tie. I like making half square triangles.

    By Jill on Nov 12, 2010

  131. My favorite thing to do is the piecing. It is so much fun to watch everything come together!

    By Nancy on Nov 12, 2010

  132. Love your block! My favorite type of piecing is paper piecing. I love how sharp of a point I can get and the blocks always line up correctly. :)

    By Sandy Allen on Nov 12, 2010

  133. I just became a follower, too!

    By Sandy Allen on Nov 12, 2010

  134. Very cute block! I really like the combination of embroidery and yo-yo’s. I really like applique and enjoy embellishing it with embroidery, buttons, etc.

    By Barb Colvin on Nov 12, 2010

  135. What fun is Pocketful of Posies! Congratulations on the magazine :)

    By WendyMT on Nov 12, 2010

  136. I’ve become a follower and thank you!

    By WendyMT on Nov 12, 2010

  137. My favorite techniques are plain old piecing and machine applique. Your block is lovely…I’ve used yo-yos to cover little woopsies!

    By Linda (Petey) on Nov 12, 2010

  138. I think your posie block is very cute. My favorite quilting technique is paper piecing. I think I can piece very small pieces this way that I wouldn’t be able to do with regular piecing.

    By kathy h on Nov 12, 2010

  139. I love paper piecing!!!

    By arlette on Nov 12, 2010

  140. I love to combine piecing with machine applique.

    By Kim on Nov 12, 2010

  141. My favorite technique is free motion quilting…I just need to practice more. I’d love to win your giveaway.

    By Deb on Nov 12, 2010

  142. I just became a follower.

    By Deb on Nov 12, 2010

  143. I like paper piecing, and hand piecing. I always swore that I would never ever do hand piecing. Well, I tried it, and really like it. Surprised me! Thanks for the giveaway!

    By Nancy B from Many LA on Nov 12, 2010

  144. love your block, my fav is still just piecing and doing it well
    thanks for the give a way
    debbie

    By debbie siltala on Nov 12, 2010

  145. My favorite technique involves machine piecing- I love making bargello quilts and paper piecing and even colorwash patterns but all of them are machine pieced ( mostly with strips or squares)
    I love the look of circle quilts but have less experience with them.

    Your block is very pretty- Congratulations for being chosen for the magazine. It is a terrific design with yoyo type flowers.

    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna

    By Anna ( quiltmom) on Nov 12, 2010

  146. I am also one of your followers- thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice giveaway prize.
    Regards,
    Anna

    By Anna ( quiltmom) on Nov 12, 2010

  147. I love the block you designed. I really have an interest in learning to do yo-yo’s and use them in a block like yours and so many other techniques. That said, I can’t honestly give you any one certain technique that is my favorite as I’m new to quilting and want to do it all. I am very new to quilting so really don’t have much of a history in doing any techniques but as I said, using yo-yo’s is one I’m interested in trying. I also just bought hexagon templates to try those very soon. Those just arrived last week but I can’t do anything yet as I just had hand surgery and up until this afternoon had a cast on my hand to prevent bending of my wrist or thumb since both of those had incisions that needed to be protected. I’m VERY anxious for my hand to return back to normal after being in pain since Feb and not having use of my thumb since that time.

    I’m even more excited because today I finally, after searching for a year with no luck, found a quilt shop locally that I can actually attend classes at. YAY. I have called and/or visited three others in my area and none of them are very willing to allow anyone who is disabled to attend classes as they were either upstairs or downstairs and they had no options for those like me who are disabled to take their classes. I was getting very discouraged at that but today, as I said, I finally found one that is totally accessible (as they all should be) and my husband and I went there to talk to them and to see if they maybe had the 100 blocks magazine out early. While I was super excited to find I could take classes and just by pure chance, the beginning quilting teacher was in the shop at that time so I got to speak to her BUT, :( Nope, no such luck, No magazine out for sale yet. Darn. So, ask me about a year from now and then I might be able to tell you my favorite technique. :)

    Again, congratulations for having your block in the magazine. How exciting! Thank you too for giving us the opportunity to possibly win even more than just the magazine. Very generous of you.

    By VickiT on Nov 12, 2010

  148. I just subscribed to your blog via email as well.

    By VickiT on Nov 12, 2010

  149. Your block is absolutely adorable! I haven’t tried much with yo-yo’s but look forward to giving it a try. I mostly enjoy traditional piecing and paper piecing.

    By Quilter Kathy on Nov 12, 2010

  150. I like machine piecing. Your block would be fun to make.

    By MoeWest on Nov 12, 2010

  151. I’m a follower!

    By MoeWest on Nov 13, 2010

  152. Hello!
    This is a really cute pattern! Im just learning to do simple handwork as of last year. So I am catching on and it is fun!
    Thank you!
    Robin
    qltnrobin@hotmail.com

    By Robin on Nov 13, 2010

  153. I follow you on Twitter.

    By MoeWest on Nov 13, 2010

  154. Hi,

    Love your block! Congrats!

    My favorite technique right now is piecing. I haven’t dabbled too much yet with applique or at all with paper piecing, but plan to some day.

    By Karla on Nov 13, 2010

  155. I love your block and I am putting it on my to do list. I love to machine piece, however I do enjoy making yo-yo’s.

    By Gale Lavers on Nov 13, 2010

  156. What a great idea for yoyos. I inherited a small box of finished yoyos and now I know what to do with them.

    Cat

    By Barbara Young on Nov 13, 2010

  157. Love Rosie’s Posies. It is so cute. My favorite quilting technique is piecing. I love seeing all those little pieces of fabric come together to complete the puzzle.

    By Lina on Nov 13, 2010

  158. My Grammy make several projects with this technique, so your block brings back such special memories. I still have a yo yo pillow top she made me, such a treasure.

    By Nana Deer on Nov 13, 2010

  159. I also like handwork, so I really enjoy applique. Your block is very cute.

    By Michelle M on Nov 13, 2010

  160. The yo-yo’s make a great bunch of flowers ~ cute block
    Current favorite technique – 10 Minute Blocks

    By Debbie in Wa on Nov 13, 2010

  161. I love to do machine applique. If fits my work schedule best and I really like the results. Thanks for offering this fun giveaway.

    By Heirlooms by Ashton House on Nov 13, 2010

  162. I love yo-yo’s, what an adorable way to use them. I am working on a garden quilt that has a wide variety of various block. I think I will use this block to add to a spot that still needs some inspiration. Thanks.

    By RALene C. on Nov 13, 2010

  163. I love those little yo-yos! I have never made a yo-yo :)

    I love traditional piecing… putting all those little pieces together and watching what they turn into.

    Can’t wait to see the new issue!

    SheilaC

    By SheilaC on Nov 13, 2010

  164. My favorite quilting technique is hand-piecing…. believe it or not. I like the precision I’m able to achieve, especially with curved joinings. Too bad there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all.

    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

    By Linda H. on Nov 13, 2010

  165. I am your latest follower! Woohoo!

    By Kathleen on Nov 13, 2010

  166. Your use of yo-yos in your block look great. I enjoy paper piecing and adding stitchery to quilt blocks. I enjoyed visiting your site and I think I will become a follower.

    By Barb R on Nov 13, 2010

  167. The ten minute block sounds fantastic. Havent done yo yos yet but would like to try. Thanks for being so generous and sharing.

    By Mystica on Nov 13, 2010

  168. My favorite quilting method is applique/

    By Mary on Lake Pulaski on Nov 13, 2010

  169. I’m a traditional gal at heart. But at the moment wool applique has captured my interest. I could just see a yo yo with a wool applique. Thanks for the giveaway.

    By Kathy on Nov 13, 2010

  170. I love your posies!!!They are so cute!!!I like to make yo-yo’s too so I think I would like to make the little quilt you showed!!!I am still learning how to sew so all new techniques are fun for me!!!

    By cheryl mitchell on Nov 13, 2010

  171. My favorite technique is machine piecing. Thank you for the giveaway!

    By carol broughton on Nov 14, 2010

  172. I love the look of applique but have not mastered it yet. I usually stick with quick piecing and also paper piecing.

    By Karen A on Nov 14, 2010

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