Monday, November 08, 2010

Flower Box
I am so thrilled to announce that my block made it into Quiltmakers' 100 Blocks issue!  It will hit the newstands on Nov. 16.  This week they are having a blog tour of the designers in the magazine, and I am happy to be participating in that as well.  And to thank you for stopping by, I will host a small Giveaway!  Leave a comment on my blog by Friday, and I will randomly select a winner to get a free issue of the magazine! And, be sure and checkout Quiltmaker's website, they are having giveaways as well, and I have sent a small little gift for that as well!!

I used my fabric, Urban Landscapes, to create this fun applique block!  See below for several setting ideas.  I can't decide which one I like the best, on point, or just straight up.  I think the red border is my favorite though, what do you think?


Flower Box Block

Blocks on point, blue border

Blocks on point, red border

Blocks with a red and yellow border

145 comments:

Suzan said...

I'm with you, love the red border. Congrats on having your block included in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Such a versitile block setting. I like skinny borders, so the tiny red border with the larger yellow border catches my eye.

Martina said...

Great block! I love the blue border very much but red is great too!

Penny said...

Lovely block and blog!

catedid said...

Love your block and congrats on having it includes in "Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks". Look forward to seeing all the blocks.

SilkLover said...

Very cute! I like the blue border best. Thanks!

The Village Queen said...

Very fun block and your park quilt is amazing, never seen anything like it before. You are very talented.

Ella said...

I like both the straight up and the on point but definitely the red border, love that!!!♥

Lee said...

Congrats on being in the 100 blocks and I love your red border!
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Madame Samm said...

I too love bold colors...and may I add quite a block ...first time to your site...would love to invite you as a guest blogger at Stash Manicure... congrats on your piece of the blocks...

Madame Samm said...

I too love bold colors red is bold...I will give you that...and may I add quite a block ...first time to your site...would love to invite you as a guest blogger at Stash Manicure... congrats on your piece of the blocks...

swissquilter said...

Congratulaltions on having your block included in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and sure I would love to win the magazine!
Edith

Bev Longford said...

Congrats, I am looking forward to the magazine. I like the red best, I think, maybe the yellow with tiny red. Oh dear. Bev

Kim said...

Great block! I'm partial to the blue border though. ;-)

Melissa said...

It is an adorable block :)

Stacey said...

love that block and quilt, i would love to win a copy of that magazine, thanks

stacey
luv2knitnsew@gmail.com

epban said...

Congrats on your block in Vol 2. Enjoyed looking at your blog and your 3-D designs are fantastic!

Kris said...

Thanks for sharing your blog. Your work is so fresh and colorful.

gill said...

Love this block in the bright colours- the red border I think!
Gill

Potpourri said...

I'm partial to the red border. avery nice block

Gwen said...

The block is wonderful, I like the red border design.

Marianne said...

Love the block. My favorite would be the blue but the others are great too.

Barbara Campbell said...

What a fun block!

Monica said...

I love the secondary design your block creates...just fantastic.

Donna Joy said...

Lovely block and the thin red border with the yellow is my favorite. I had so much fun going through your blog,love your abstract quilts.

deonn said...

What a fun block - I love that you piece together your flower when you join the corners! How fun and fresh!

Peaceful Piecer said...

love the red border! thanks for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Love them! Good job Kathy.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

What about straight up with a red border? It's a beautiful block either way!

WoolenSails said...

I love this block and how it turns into a beautiful quilt.

Debbie

Susan said...

Congratulations! I like all the examples!!

Lee Ann said...

That fabric is very colorful - I'm liking it. :-) I'm liking the blue border by the way. :-)

Polly said...

Like the red border! Thanks for the chance to win! Polly

Sharon said...

Love your block. I think the red border is the best, but they all look good. thank you

robin said...

I too love the red border and the block on point. Charming!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an exciting block! So vibrant and colorful. Can't wait to see the new 100 Blocks.

Mary said...

I love the flowers and the connectors in this quilt.

Regina said...

This is fun and funky - I like all of them!

nursejh2 said...

Very cute block! so many good ideas on this blog tour!

Moneik said...

Love the block and the secondary design it makes.

Kim West said...

I like the yellow border with the skinny red one - it doesn't seem to over-whelm the piecing. Cute block!

Linda in PA said...

Your block is so happy and cheerful looking. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

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Sherri said...

What a fun block...I love it in each colorway!

hokiefan Lisa E said...

Beautiful block. I like the blocks set on point best and the blue border a little better than the red.

patticakes said...

I just love applique quilts - very pretty block!
Thanks for the chance in your drawing!

Marcia said...

My father always told me that any color was OK so long as it was RED. Congratulations on having your lovely block included in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. Thanks for the giveaway, and please put my name in the hat.

kwiltnkats said...

I cast my vote for red on point. Nice block and great fabric.

Di said...

I prefer the on point setting and the red border both. Congrats on making 100 Blocks V2!

Carrie P. said...

what a fabulous block and it is so cool to see it done up in a quilt. congrats!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I like it on point and with the red border. Cute block!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Billie

Nichole said...

I like your block, no matter the border you use!

Karen said...

Just love the fresh look this block has. Karen

Karen said...

Your block brightened my day! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

Your block is great. My favorite color is red so I thought I would like the red border better but the blue just catches my eye.

Kay said...

I really like your block & especially the setting with the red border. Congratulations & thanks for the chance to win.

Julie in WA said...

Whoa! Your block makes an amazing pattern when placed in a quilt! It is breath-taking! I love the on-point with the blue border best.

James-Linda said...

YOUR BLOCK IS SO NEAT!
EVEN NEATER IN THE QUILT!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Joanna said...

I like the blocks on point with the red border. I love your block.

Cecilia said...

I think that the red border is the most eye catching one. I like your block. Congratulations on being in the magazine. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sara said...

Very versitile block...

Bev said...

Very cute block. The secondary pattern is wonderful. I like the red border.

Christine said...

lovely block...so bright and cheery

SewLindaAnn said...

Oh yeah, the red border is striking. I am definitely with the on point setting as well. Love the block.

arlette said...

It's a hard decission, both borders look great for me!!!

BeachQuilter said...

I like your block and look forward to seeing it in the magazine!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Congratulations on having your block in this publication. I love the block in the on point setting with the blue border! They are all great but that one really speaks to me, LOL. Thanks for all the great setting ideas. Great fabric too!!!

LizA. said...

Fun, fun, fun block. The fabrics really make this block.

Lynn said...

Very cute block pattern - so cheery.

Anonymous said...

Yep! Red makes the blocks POP.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh I vote for the blue border - love it! blessings, marlene

Julia said...

Congrats on your block being in the new issue. Love the red border setting!

Michelle MMMM4 said...

Very nice block, I really like the blue border.

Becky said...

Wow! Awesome block! So unique. Thanks for sharing your design in 100 Blocks Vol. 2

kgshen said...

I've never tried applique, but I really like your block, so I might have to jump in.
Congratulations on being in this wonderful magazine!

Nancy said...

Nice block - Congratulations on your block being in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

Katie said...

Great block! Love the on point settings!

Petit Design Co. said...

wowza! I like them both but I think I like on point best

babiesdoc said...

I love the quilt (block)
It is so cheerful

VickiT said...

I totally agree with you; the red border looks great. I also am drawn to blocks done on point so that's the one that gets my vote. I'm super excited to get my hands on this magazine. When the first one was released I was more into machine embroidery after getting my first really nice sewing machine but over the past year I've become very interested in learning to quilt. That's why I can't wait to get this magazine so I can try making some of the beautiful blocks I've seen so far while doing the blog tour

Bluzbrod said...

On point, for sure. The little two-color borders sure make the yellow parts pop. Adorable little quilt!

Karen said...

Loved visiting your site. Congrats on having your block in this issue of 100 blocks.

Karen

marilyn said...

Love the red one the best :)

Esther said...

How nice!!! Love the red border! and thanks for the chance!!

Kelsey Rose said...

Beautiful block (and beautiful colors)!

LesQuilts said...

great block!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

Anonymous said...

Really like your block. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

Jeanne
goldie5373@yahoo.com

Judy said...

Love your block ... the red border is my favorite.

Ariane said...

I love your block! I do like it on point!! Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

I like the red border as well. Congratulations!

4dreamsr said...

The red border & definately on point. Congrats on having your block chosen.

SheilaC said...

I love your block and can't wait to see Volume 2!! I loved Volume 1!!

SheilaC

Bee said...

Congratulations!! I look forward to seeing your block in the magazine! I'm with you...I like the red border with the blocks on point. I also like your fabric!

Connie said...

Great block and love your colors!

Jackie said...

love them all, a bit partial to the yellow border though.

RenegadeQuilter said...

WOW! What a great block!!!!

Donna said...

I don't usually care for Art Quilts, but I like this block. Your different colored borders really show how different colors change how a quilt looks.

Kathye said...

I love your creative colorful style. I have seen you on Quilting Arts too! Great block!

sophie said...

Isn't it interesting how one of the quilts just seems to speak to each of us. For me, it's the red border. I love the combination of this block and your fabrics.

Congrats on being included in 100 Blocks.

Laura said...

Congratulations on being included in the 100 Blocks Volume #2 magazine from Quiltermaker. Your block is great. Interesting color choice.

Kathy in GA said...

I love the movement in the quilt when the block is on point! I think I would like to do it with a small gold border and then a larger blue one. For some reason I want two borders on it.

Julie said...

Thank you sincerely for the chance to win.

Thankful~Threads said...

What a very unique interesting block. It is very lovely. I agree with you about liking the red-bordered version the best. Thank you for the giveaway.

Petey said...

Blocks on point are my favorite setting...yours look nice that way.

MoeWest said...

Congrats on being chosen for the magazine. The layout I like would be straight up, with a thin blue border and a wider red border, similar to your 3rd one.

gwynette said...

The secondary design formed by your block is so cute!!

Deb said...

I love the on point, red border, but they are all very nice!

Pat S. said...

My favorite is on point with the blue border. Your block makes such a pretty quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Susie said...

What a fun looking block! How cute! I liked them all so I don't think I can pick. *sigh* LOL

Quilthappy said...

What a lovely and unique block! Congrats on making it into the second issue of "100 Blocks"!

Georgette said...

Your block is so colorful and modern. Really like the quilt with the blue border.

Mary-Carol Sliter said...

I love the red border. I can see this book is going to make me work on my applique skills!

Quilter Kathy said...

I like the yellow border one the best...makes the yellow flowers pop out...my favorite!

brenda said...

Your block looks so springy even though winter is coming.

Kerry said...

What a pretty quilt this block makes. I like it on point with the red border. Congratulations on making the book.

quiltmom said...

I love the blue for border-
Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice magazine.
Congratulations on having such a nice entry for the magazine. I can see why it was chosen - its a very pretty block.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

P's Q's said...

Love the bright colors!

Lexi said...

That is completely gorgeous! Good work.

Deb said...

Wow, what a wonderful block. I am hoping I will be able to find a copy of this magazine here in Australia if I don't win one. Thank your for your contribution.

Debby

chasunci said...

Nice job on the quilt block Kathy! I like the quilt with the dark blue borders because it lets the design have all of the attention, and contrast so well with the yellow flowers that they really pop!

Happy Quilting,

Peach Rainbow said...

Congratulations!
I like the Red & Blue ones.

Mystica said...

Congratulations on being included! Thank you for sharing.

GrandmaDe said...

What a cute block! congrats on the magazine!

Nancy said...

Me, I like them all!

baukje said...

red is my favorite color so I agree with you. i think the red border gives an extra touch to the quilt.

greetings from France

deserae said...

Your block is beautiful!
deserae (at) gmail (dot) com

Hey ... I'm Lindsay ! said...

LOVE the versatility of your block! Just a little tweek and it's entirely different! Congrats on being included in the magazine... and thanks for sharing your talents !

Donna said...

I'm with you Kathy. I love the red! It makes the entire piece pop! Have a great day! D~~~~

momto2wasd said...

That's a great block! It looks wonderful in a full quilt!

Kathy said...

I would like to win the magazine

oakislandgirl said...

This is my first visit to your Blog, (lowers head) "I am not worthy" The blocks are so beautiful and full of rich colors. I will now add you blog to my obsession of fabrics and quilt looking online. Now if I can just get to actually Quilting! Oh, and to get a copy of the magazine in the mail would be delightful! Thanks, Holly In ORegon

Chris said...

Yup.......the red border. :-)
Having lots of fun with the tour.

Bernice said...

I like the blue best.

kwiltnkats said...

And your cute block is used in the Quilty News Holder that happens to just now be introduced by Quiltmaker. All too cute!

scraphappy said...

Cute fabric, I think the red border is cute.

Teaquilts said...

Congrats on being included in the magazine. I like the quilt with the blue border; guess because the red falls along the edge. Either way, great fabrics and a great blocks.

vanos said...

Yup - I like the red border - kind of thought the yellow would. Maybe a combination would work.

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love your pattern with the blue border.

Lina said...

That block makes a lovely quilt... especially with the red border. Thank you for the giveaway.
snuginmyden@yahoo.com

The quilting Cat Lady (Kattarkonan) said...

Congratulations on having your block in the magazine. Love the Block on point with the blue border.
Alda, Fl

Sharrieboberry said...

I like both the yellow and the red borders. And I'm usually not a yellow person. Very pretty!

Jan E said...

Kathy--your designing continues to inspire me. Keep up the good work.

Marie said...

Definitely the red border with the block on the point. Very nice work. Isn't it interesting how just changing the direction or the border can make such a difference.

Hugs - Marie

skye said...

I like #2, on point w/ the red border, but I would say add a skinny little yellow border between the body of the quilt & the red border, :-)

Nancy Sue said...

Congrats on your block being included into Volume II. I love the kalidoscope effect of your block.
nsue21702 at gmail dot com