We’re in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

Look for our latest two blocks in the current issue of  Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13.

Here’s my Fly By block.  A fun mix of applique and piecing.

If you look closely, you can see my block on the cover!

And Joanne’s, Signs of Spring block.  A sweet applique block welcoming spring!

I love spring!  It’s been a very rainy spring here.  Ready for more sun and less clouds.




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Splendid Sampler Fun

I’ve been having fun the last month making the Splendid Sampler Blocks with Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson. If you haven’t already joined the fun think about starting today.

Here’s a few of my recent blocks. Can you find the gingham?

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Summer Joy

I’m so excited to share with you my newest quilt, Summer Joy!  Even more exciting is that Summer Joy, is now gracing the cover of the current issue of Quiltmaker

I had  a lot of fun making this quilt.  Such a happy colors and design.

I designed Summer Joy, with blue blocks representing the summer sky and the yellow blocks the summer sun shining brightly on the flowers. I used the latest line of fabric Summer Cottage by Gerri Robinson for Red Rooster Fabrics.

Leave a comment on this post by Thursday, March 12th for a chance to win your own copy of this issue of Quiltmaker.

After this long winter, I’m so looking forward to summer and all it’s joy!





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Winner of 100 Blocks Giveaway

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 Love Buds and Spring Smile blocks. Be sure to check out our Gingham Girls books and patterns to see our latest designs.

After reading all your comments regarding your favorite quilts, it seems that most of everyone’s favorite quilts were made for family.  So much love and memories put into each of your quilts.  I’m sure that your family loves their quilt as much as you do!  A gift of a quilt is like a forever hug!

Now as promised we have a prize to give away.

Our winner is:

Debbie M. – Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9

Congratulations to our winner!


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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Welcome to our celebration for the upcoming release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9.  We are so happy to have our blocks appear in this issue.

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In this issue is my Love Buds block.

As well as my sister’s, Joanne’s Spring Smile block.

I think these are both such happy blocks.  A great way to welcome spring!

Now that we’ve shown you our blocks, how about some setting ideas.

With just one Love Buds block and a checkered border you could make a small wall hanging.

How about a sweet runner using two Love Buds blocks bordered with some double four patch blocks?

You could make a table topper using four Spring Smile blocks bordered with diamond in the square blocks.

Using just sixteen Spring Smile blocks, you could create a larger lap sized quilt.

Or you could go big with this bed sized quilt using twenty-eight Spring Smile blocks!

How will you set your blocks? So many possibilities!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post letting us know about your all-time favorite quilt that you’ve made and you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9! The winner will be posted here on Monday!

Be sure to visit the Gingham Girls website and check out our new patterns!



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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!



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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?




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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


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!



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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!


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