100 Blocks Volume 2

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!



171 thoughts on “100 Blocks Volume 2

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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 !

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!)

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. 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!!!

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

  33. 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!!!!

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

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

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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!!!

  45. 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.

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

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

  49. 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. 🙂

  50. 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.

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

  52. 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.

  53. 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!

  54. 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,

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

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


  60. 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.

  61. 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.

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

  63. 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.

  64. 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!


  65. 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.

  66. 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.

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

  68. 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.

  69. 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!!!

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

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