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!