Coming Soon – 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Once again our blocks have been selected to appear in this latest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks volume 9. Mark your calendar for a fun filled blog tour week debuting this latest issue.  Our scheduled blog day is Friday, May 2nd.

I have had so much fun making blocks for Quiltmaker’s 100 Block series. Here are some of my favorite blocks that appeared in past issues.

Dancing Daisy in 100 Blocks Volume 8Beanstalk in 100 Blocks Volume 7

Flower Patch in 100 Blocks Volume 5Buckle Up in 100 Blocks Volume 4

Spring’s Best in 100 Blocks Volume 3 and Button Basket in 100 Blocks Volume 2.

Be sure to visit the Quiltmaker Quilty Pleasures Blog for some fun book giveaways by several 100 Blocks designers, including our book, Season’s Best!

Season's Best - Celebrate the seasons with quilts

Stop back during the 100 Blocks Blog Tour to see our latest blocks with some fun setting ideas!

Enjoy,

Ann

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Gotcha Gingham

I don’t know about you, but I sure am tired of this winter.  Too cold and too snowy for me!  Looking forward to the first signs of spring!  No signs of spring outside yet,

but what could be more springy than a cheerful pair of gingham shoes?

Enjoy!

Ann

 

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And the Winner is…

Thank you to all who visited and left comments on our blog during Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog tour.  We received so many wonderful comments on our Dancing Flower and Snowflake Snowman blocks well as on our new Gingham Girls books and patterns. You are the best!

As promised we have a few prizes to give away.

The winner of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 is

LeAnn

and the winner of her favorite Gingham Girls pattern is

Pamela R. –  Mocha Stars pattern

Congratulations to our winners!

Ann & Joanne

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Welcome 100 Blocks Blog Tourists

We are so excited to once again have our blocks in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8.  The newest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks hits the newsstands on November 19th.

Inside this issue you can find my Dancing Flower block.

And my sister Joanne’s Snowflake Snowman block.

Now that you’ve seen our blocks how about a few setting ideas.

Simply set four Dancing Flower blocks by alternating the blocks position with a double border to make a quick topper.

Or you could set four Dancing Flowers blocks on-point with double nine patch blocks for a little fancier topper.

Looking to make a larger quilt? How about making twenty Dancing Flower blocks again alternating the blocks position and add a double border.

How about making three Snowflake Snowman blocks and add another checkerboard strip to the end for a fun runner.

Make four Snowflake Snowman blocks and set them on-point with chain blocks for a winter topper.

So how will you set your blocks?  We would love to hear about your ideas.

Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!

Be sure to leave a one comment on this blog post and you will be entered in a drawing to win one of two great prizes. Just visit the Gingham Girls website and post a comment, letting us know which new pattern is your favorite and be entered to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 or your favorite Gingham Girl pattern!

The winners will be posted here on Monday!

Enjoy!

Ann

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Mug Shot X 8

Received a 100 Blocks mug in the mail today from Quiltmaker as a thank you for participating in the upcoming issue of 100 Blocks.  How fun is that?  I’m getting quite a collection of mugs and think it’s time for a party!

Enjoy!

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Check It Out – 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Stop back Friday and check it out!

Our 100 Blocks blog post is packed full of ideas using our latest blocks!

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Happy Daisies

Now appearing in McCall’s Quilting Simply Quick Quilts Autumn 2013 issue is my Happy Daises lap quilt.  This is such a fun happy quilt!

As autumn moves in and the weather turns cold, can you think of a better quilt to both cheer and warm you up?  Cuddling up under clear blue skies in a field of daisies works for me!

Hope Happy Daisies puts some cheer into your day!

Enjoy!

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Congrats to the Winners

Thank you to all who visited and left comments on our blog during Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog tour.  We received so many wonderful comments on our blocks as well as on our complete line of Gingham Girls book and patterns. You are the best!

As promised we have a few prizes to give away.

Our winners are:

Brenda Wall – Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7

Judy1522 – Spoolin Around pattern

Congratulations to our winners!

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Welcome 100 Blocks Tourists!

Welcome Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tourists! We are so excited to have our blocks appear in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7.

Here’s a close up picture of our blocks.

“Flowers for Kaylee” by Joanne

And

“Beanstalk” by Ann

Now that you’ve seen our blocks how about a few setting ideas.

Here’s an adorable table topper using the “Flowers for Kaylee” block with a checkerboard border.

And a sweet little runner using the “Beanstalk” block.

How about putting the two blocks together for a wall hanging or throw.

The possiblities are endless.   So how will you set yours?  Send us a picture if you use our blocks in a quilt.  We’d love to see it!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7 , on sale May 7.  Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily April 29-May 3 at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!

Visit the Gingham Girls website and see our complete line of patterns. Post a comment here, letting us know which pattern is your favorite and be entered to win your favorite pattern!

The winners will be posted here on Monday!

Enjoy!

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

I love decorating with quilts for the holidays; it always makes my home look so warm and cozy.  I especially like to decorate with snowflakes and snowmen, because they can stay out long past the Christmas holiday!

I created this fun Snowflake runner to bring some cheer from my home to yours!

Snowflake Runner

14 1/2″x 40 1/2″

Cutting Instructions:

Inside – Five different red strips 2 1/2″xWOF

Border – Two red strips 2 1/2″x36″ and two strips 2 1/2″x14 1/2″

Snowflakes – Cut three snowflakes from the Snowflake template.  I made all my snow flakes the same size  at 7 1/2″, but you could enlarge or reduce the template to make your snowflakes different sizes.

Binding – 1/4 yard

Backing – 1/2 yard

Sewing Instructions:

1) Lay out the five inside strips and sew together along the long edges making the inside runner.  Trim length to 36″.

2) Sew border strips to each of the long edges of the inside runner.

3) Sew border strips to each short end of the inside runner.

4) Position and appliqué snowflakes onto the runner.

5) Quilt as desired! I quilted around each snowflake and quilted wavy lines across the red strips.

6) Bind runner.

I hope that you can take a bit a time for yourself and create a snowflake runner for your home!

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