Blog Tour

A big welcome to all the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog tourists!  I am so excited to share with you my block, “Dancing Leaves” appearing in the latest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6.

My block was inspired by the beauty of autumn leaves as they change colors and fall to the ground only to be picked up by the wind and begin their autumn dance!

Continuing with the fall theme, I came up with a few ideas how to use my dancing leaves block.  How about setting it with four patch star blocks and framed nine patch blocks?

Or how about downsizing my dancing leaves blocks and use it for a border around a center of star blocks?

Too much appliqué for you?  How about setting variable sized dancing leaves blocks in some double monkey wrench blocks?

Like smaller projects?  How about a table runner set with four patch star blocks.

The possibilities are endless!  So how will you set your dancing leaves block?

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 6, on sale November 13. Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily November 5-9 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, letting us know which pattern is your favorite and be entered to win your favorite

The winners will be posted here Saturday morning!



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217 Responses to Blog Tour

  1. Sue Bone says:

    Very cute

  2. judy rahaeuser says:

    I really like the “Buttons in Bloom” quilt kit–and I assume that there is a pattern in there! Very bright, happy colors also in the kit.

  3. Lynne says:

    I love Grandmas garden and your leaves are just wonderful. So many possibilities so many moods. It is a winner.

  4. Hanke says:

    I love the dancing sunflowers!

  5. Jitka says:

    I love possibilities you make. I prefer dancing leaves blocks around a center of star blocks. From your website I like Diamond Lane, I´m just going ready to make such a scrappy diamond quilt.

  6. Lizzie says:

    I love the fluidity of your block. I can really see the leaves “dancing!”
    I think it would be great as a table runner, as your last example shows, with the leaves echoed in the quilting. Maybe in black, gold, garnet, and green wools, with some plaid thrown in?

  7. Beth T. says:

    Thanks for showing so many ways to use your block. I think there may be a table runner in my future.

    Of all your Gingham Girlz patterns, I think Spoolin’ Around is my favorite. Who would have thought there could be a way to make spool patterns fresh and fun?

  8. Linda says:

    I see a beautiful Christmas table runner using your block. I love the blog tour because it introduces me to new teachers. Congrats.

  9. Tiffany says:

    Love the look of the table runner – perfect for fall season decorations!

  10. What a great block this is – and your settings are all delightful!

  11. Great block- and what delightful ideas for using it in quilts you have come up with !!

  12. Marj says:

    Love the dancing leaves. thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Lisa Marie says:

    Love your block! I would make a row of these blocks and set it with rows of pieced blocks so the leaves would be the focal point. Does that make sense?

  14. Paula Coleman says:

    Spoolin Around is one of your patterns that I like very much. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! Your block was the last one I looked at and I am happy to say it is my favorite. Very unique setting!

  15. SuzK says:

    Love this block. I think I’d try to figure out how to combine it with Sandy Fitzpatrick’s acorn block – they would be a great pair for a wonderful autum table runner. The combinations you offered, especially the double monkey wrench, are wonderful.

  16. Bev Gunn says:

    A swirl of oak leave says fall like not much else can! very versatile design.

  17. Deb G. in VA says:

    I love your “Dancing Leaves” block! I can’t wait to play with it. I had a tough time deciding which of your patterns is my favorite … it’s a toss up between Diamond Lane and Sun Kissed!

  18. Dana says:

    That is so pretty and you came up with a perfect name. I really like it used in the border, it adds so much to the quilt. Thanks.

  19. Lee Ann L. says:

    Oh my goodness. I’m loving this block. And, I love your quilt ideas! Thank you!

  20. Kelly Cline says:

    Love your block and all the design options. Congrats!

  21. Mary Jane Cardwell says:

    Dancing leaves would be beautiful in any colors and in miniature!!

  22. Dee Johnson says:

    I love your Dancing Leaves and love to combine applique’ with pieced blocks. I love Seasons Best, bacause of the combination of pieced and applique.

  23. Emily C says:

    I love A Touch of Summer

  24. Kathy says:

    Oh I love your block. I think I would make it in blues and use it like a snowflake….maybe that’s because it is snowing here and autumn is over!!

  25. Kim Kingston-Durgin says:

    Love the possibilities of this block. My favorite is using the block as a border.

  26. DEW DROPS! I love that pattern. I also really like your block with the dancing leaves. So much potential for applique addicts!

  27. Bernie S says:

    Nice blocks.

  28. Debbie Rhodes says:

    Love this can’t wait to see the magazine…

  29. NaomiD says:

    I love the motion in your Round A Bout pattern. It would be so pretty in many colorways.

  30. Susan Linn says:

    I love the dancing leaves!

  31. Janet Frank says:

    I like your Dancing Sunflowers pattern as well as your Dancing Leaves block. Hmmm, do I see a pattern here? Anyway, thanks for the chance.

  32. Denise :) says:

    GREAT block!! I love the idea of setting it into a table runner! I live in a very small space (we’re fulltime RVers) so small projects really appeal to me! Wonderful job — congratulations! :)

  33. Patricia Hersl says:

    Loved the blocks within a block. Takes thought. Good job!

  34. I love your dancing leaves block – CONGRATS. It is especially stunning when used in the border!

    I love your Spoolin Around pattern featured on your website too!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  35. Gill says:

    Great block! So versatile!

  36. Gill says:

    I like your ‘Grandma’s Garden’ pattern!

  37. Marisa says:

    I really like the “Grandma’s Garden” pattern! And your Dancing Leaves block is awesome – thank you for the giveaway.

  38. Vickie says:

    I like them all !

  39. Mary W says:

    Love the block. Can definately see using it in a quilt.

  40. SueB says:

    Love the dancing leaves. Great block

  41. mrsmoore says:

    That’s a very versatile design! My favorite pattern is Spoolin’ Around!

  42. Denise says:

    Love the block It looks great in all the settings, but love it with the churn dash blocks.

  43. Patricia says:

    There’s lots of possibilities with your block & it will be sew much fun to play with. Your Sun Kissed pattern really caught my eye…it’s sure to be on my to-do list! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

  44. Donna says:

    Midnight Stars and Mocha Stars are my favorites. Real cute block in the magazine.

  45. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I’d love to have a lot of your patterns but the spooling around caught my eye! I love the way your dancing leaves block is shown in so many ways! Beautiful!

  46. Cathy B says:

    Love your block, congrats on being in the magazine!!

  47. Lori S says:

    Very nest take on leaves. I am really drawn to your Diamond lane quilt pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. Mary Jo says:

    Your block, colors and settings are just perfect! I can’t wait to get my hands on Volume 6! I would love to make your tablerunner for Thanksgiving!!!

  49. Rose says:

    Nice block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Jocelyn says:

    What an adorable block! Thanks so much for sharing a copy of the latest issue of 100 Blocks!

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