Friday, November 11, 2011

Quiltmaker 100 blocks blog tour; My block

Well today is my day for participating in the blog tour. This is the last day of the tour but you can see previous day's posts by going to Quiltmaker blog tour. I feel honored to be in the company of some very well known designers!

My block is on the cover of the magazine. Can you see it? It's the most colorful one there. If you guessed the second from the left on the top row you are correct.



The block is called Stained Glass Star (#386) and is on page 60. The origination of this block came about by accident. I was making a quilt sample for Timeless Treasures with their Tonga Treats 10" squares using my Cutting Corners template set and I had all of these half-square triangles and small strips left. I started playing with the design in EQ7 and finally ended up with this one. I had made the quilt in two different colorways. Here is the original quilt that I designed for Timeless Treasures. The second quilt, as you can see from the block, was done with much brighter fabrics. It is made from different size strips from two sets of the 10" squares. Light prints and dark/medium prints.
 The magazine editors give an example of what the blocks would look like in a 3 x 3 grid. I'm not sure I would want to make that many blocks! Each one has 44 pieces! Here is what it would look like as a table runner. That way I wouldn't have to make extra triangles and I could still use what was left over.
Don't forget to leave a comment at the bottom to be eligible to win a copy of the magazine. I will draw two names. One that Quiltmaker will send and one that I will send. You will also be eligible to win some of the blocks that are all signed by the maker.

Well, got to get ready for my next group visiting for the first time at the St. Louis Star Inn. Lots of wonderful things to cook for the ladies while they are here for the weekend. Also be sure to check out my website Gateway Quilts & Stuff. Starting November 15 through December 15, I will be participating in the Holiday Shophop. I will have lots of fabrics for sale $6 and less. I've got to make room for the new collections that are coming out!

Remember, always do what you love and love what you do.

110 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes oh yes I like your block. Thanks for the chance to win.
mhinders@myclearwave.net

Kris said...

Your block is truly colorful and looks fun to make. Congratulations on being on the cover.

Bonnie said...

Your block is so colourful and dramatic. I would love to win the magazine!

Linda V said...

"Stained Glass Star" Perfect name for a beautiful block! thanks for the giveaway chance!

Judy W said...

Your block is great. I always look for your designs in magazines - keep up the inspiring work! Judy W

Anonymous said...

Hey - Colorful is good. Nothing wrong with that at all. You're right - the wallhanging would definately work for me. A chance to win Quiltmaker's 100 Block, Volume 4 would be a great gift for me. Just love your site. Great way to begin my morning. Thank you.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Patti said...

Love your block. The colors and fabrics make it feel happy. Thanks for a chance to win.

Glenna said...

Love your block - thanks for the great giveaway!

JoyceLM said...

Congrats on making the cover. Love your stained glass star block. I have lots of batik scraps & this will be perfect for them. Thanks for the chance to win

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on making it into the magazine. I love your stained glass block and the runner turned out great too.

Lori said...

Congratulations on the block and thanks for the chance to win. Sorry to see this ending.

Lee Ann said...

I'm loving this colorful block! Thank you for a chance to win a magazine!

Debbie said...

Love your block... bookmarked the blog... great stuff

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

Like your block. Congratulations on getting chosen! Thanks for the chances to win!

Deb said...

Love your block and could see something great made from the giveaway blocks and This would be someething for me to treasure with the signing of blocks and all!
Thank You!

kt said...

Beautiful, colorful block! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this issue of 100 blocks!

Linda E in AZ said...

I like your brightly-colored block - works for me!
thanks

Cathy said...

What a beautiful block. It would make such a great quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs

mblittle5 said...

you've designed a beautiful block.

Judy said...

What a rainbow of bright beautiful colors. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Martina said...

This is a stunning block! Love it!

grannyanne said...

This block definitely classifies as scrappy and I love it!! Thanks for the chance to win

Julie said...

Your block is perfectly suited for a scrappy block whether in brights or more muted tones. Thanks for the opportunity to win 100 Blocks...and congrats on being in (and on the cover) of 100 Blocks!

Kathy in GA said...

I love your bright scrappy block! Lots of pieces to really shine the light through the stained glass...sorry, couldn't resist! Thank you for the opportunity to win the magazine!

Gwen said...

That block is gorgeous!! It must be so exciting to have a block chosen for "100 Blocks"!! Congratulations! Thank you for giving us a chance to win!! :-)

Beth said...

Your block is wonderful and the name fits it perfectly. Congratulations on being included in this issue and thanks for being part of the tour.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a cool block. Very colorful! Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks.

Stephanie said...

Oooooh, I love this block!!! Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

swheatsue said...

Beautiful - colorful! Can't wait to make it part of my next sampler quilt!

valerie boudier said...

Love your block and the colours you chose

Mary said...

Yes, your block is Colorful and 'green'! A very good way to use those leftover HST's I've got from making my other Flip and sew blocks and bindings. Thanks for a chance to win this issue.

Mary said...

Great job on the block. Congratulations.

Quilt Hollow said...

Great block...so pretty!!! Well worth that many pieces.

Mary said...

Great job on the block. Congratulations!

banjo795 said...

Your block is very eye-catching! I love the clear, bright colors that you used.

BeachQuilter said...

Stained Glass is beautiful, I know I have lots of colorful leftovers to make one for myself!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That looks like a fun block to make.

Anonymous said...

Very nice block. Thank you for the chance to win.
Brenda L
bdlopez@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Stained Glass Star is a perfect name for your block. It does, indeed, look like stained glass.
Linda in Southern Illinois

Jill said...

I should have known you would make a star block. The stained glass makes a beautiful look.

bairdmtn said...

Toby, you have out done yourself with this block! I love the colors and the setting!! I love the tablerunner you made with those 3 blocks! I can't wait to get my hands on this magazine!!

quilting queen said...

I love your tablerunner and would love to win one of the magazines

poppyinpink said...

Congratulations, what a happy block and as a runner it would cheer any table (or guest having a down day), thank-you Toby!

Janet said...

I like your block, so bright and cheerful!

TheStylishHome said...

Maybe a duplicate....

Love the bright colors! Congrats on being in the 100!

Anne said...

Love your happy star block!

Anne said...

Love your happy star block. Star blocks are my favorite.

Joanna said...

I love the stained glass look. It makes for a beautiful block.

Chris said...

I love your block. Colorful batiks are some of my favorites. I sure hope I win.

annmarie said...

I love stars & I love bright colors so your block is one of my favorites already! Thanks for the chance to win Vol 4!

Grandma Shell said...

Piecing this block wouldn't get boring!

Michele said...

Great block!

Quilting with Jannette said...

I love patterns that have cut-off bits that you can use in other projects! I love making mini-quilts and have used off-cuts in many of them.
Thanks for the heads-up about your upcoming sale - I just might have to check it out!

Linda in PA said...

Your block is great. I really like star blocks. Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

Karen said...

Thanks for your giveaway. I love the bright colors in your block.

Candace said...

Star block are always some of my fav.s Thanks for the chance to win!

LizzieHelen said...

Lovely colors. And lots of design possibilities. Great job.

Ruth said...

Love the block!

Mary said...

I love your quilt block. Those bright colors are so cheerful.
Thanks for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors you used in your block. It makes for a cheerful, scrap-friendly block!
Thanks for the chance to win volume 4.
joan(dot)mathews(at)comcast(dot)net

scarlette said...

good advice to live by - i love what i do and glad you do too shobbs@vcu.edu

Cindy said...

Lovely block.
Congrats for having your block be included in the magazine.

Wendy B said...

such a bright and colourful block.....just lovely....reminds me of a church window!
thanks for a chance in winning
sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

The Village Queen said...

Great block, would work with lots of different fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

What a great rainbow block. Love it as the table runner.

LJ said...

44 pieces!! Holy moly, you are colorful :). It is a very happy block and I like the bright colors you used.

Jeanne said...

Your block is so cheery, fun and bright. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Tamsyn said...

Beautiful Block!

Jo said...

I really like this block!

scottylover said...

Fun block! Love all the colors and that you used up the 'extras" that you had!

Sandy A

Anonymous said...

Hope this is not a double post. Stained Glass is beautiful. The fabrics are fabulous.

Marianne said...

Love your block, thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer J said...

I love the bright colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

The name "Stained Glass Star" is so appropriate for your block. The bright colors seem to make it glow! Congrats on having a block in the Quiltmaker's 100!

Sallie said...

I love your colorful block! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I love your colorful block! Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

I love colour and you have loads of wonderful colour in your block. So lovely!

Mom2four said...

I love your block!

sdgodfrey said...

Wow, I loved your block until you said how many pieces were in it!! LOL I love it in the bright colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

jillquilts said...

Great block! Love the bright colors!

Deanna said...

44 pieces or not, I plan to make this one. Bright and right up my alley.

Maria Kievit said...

Nice block. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

sara said...

I am thinking that I would really like to make that awesome block of yours...Guess I need to win the magazine...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

roseann said...

I love your stars

VickiT said...

What a beautiful and colorful block. I love the bright colored fabrics like those used in this block. Great job. Congratulations on yours being chosen for Vol 4.

Cindi said...

Wow! Love your block, the colors are great! Congrats on being in the 100 Block issue.

quiltmom said...

Very pretty block- I love batiks- thanks for the chance to win such a great magazine.
Regards from Western canada,
Anna

Quilter In Paradise said...

just gotta make this one! it's great

Dona said...

Love your block. Thank you!

Kathy said...

Great block and I love the bright batik fabrics too! Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy1522 said...

I love your colorful batik block and what a great way to use up those extra cuts of fabric that we sometimes end up with

Donna Joy said...

Very gorgeous fabric in your block. Thanks ofr sharing.

Carla G said...

Beautiful block! I love it as a table runner! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

whistlebet57 said...

I do love what I do. Your block is great. Soo many colors.

Peach Rainbow said...

Your block is beautiful & very colorful!
Congrats on making it to the cover & thanks for the chance :D

blacklabcrafts said...

I can see tons of ways to use this block and I love bright colors!

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Your block has so many ways to use color.

Erika said...

Love this colorful block! Thank you for a chance to win a magazine!

GailM. said...

Congratulations!

Lyn said...

Great block! Definitely agree that with 44 pieces, it'd be a tablerunner, or a focus block in a small quilt alternated with solid blocks.

Amy said...

Sure do like your block. So bright and pretty!

KrisD said...

Very cute block and the story on how you came up with it is very interesting! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.

bunbear said...

beautiful block

Anonymous said...

Your block definitely is bright, but bright is my favorite! I agree with the not making a whole quilt-too many pieces (although Missouri puzzle has more!) When I get through St Louis next time, I will try to stop in!!
Bev (kwiltpharm@aol.com)

Grammie said...

Your block is so colorful and I really like thethe table runner.

wendy said...

Wow! It's so colorful and I really like stars and stained glass. Thumbs up on this one. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I do love all the colors in your block, Toby! Congrats on being included in the 100.

Melody said...

I love the colors!

shortseam said...

I like your block!! The colors are great and it will be very nice to put this one together!! Congratulations!!

kwiltnkats said...

Like your Stained Glass Star block. What a great way to use up leftovers from your tonga treats. I certainly wouldn't mind 44 pieces! Sandi

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