Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival


Amy's Creative Side
How excitig it is Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival time again.  I hope that you will take time to visit many of the quilters to see what they have to show since there are always a wonderful variety of quilts to see.  Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival 
My entry is a Study in Black and White.  Zentangle is a booming craze right now and is usual done in black ink on white.  My thoughts are why not do it with black and white fabrics.  This is my first one and I plan on doing more because it really was fun.   In the white background I used a variety of quilting patterns to carry on the same idea of free form style and thought.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Quilt Sampler Magazine Spring 2011

Quilt Sampler Magazine Spring 2011 is now available.  Quilt Passions, my local quilt store in Kailua Kona, Big Island, Hawaii is one of the featured shops and they had me design a quilt for them.  It was quite an adventure.  I think they really enjoyed coming to Hawaii the first part of December to take the pictures  for the magazine.  All the shops featured look really grand.  If you are interested in the wall hanging that I designed, the kits are available on my website.  Touch of the Tropics is the name for the wall hanging.  The quilt is a wall hanging that has hibiscus applique and then a lattice patchwork around it.   It is offered in two colorways.  I also made a queen size quilt without applique and that is also available in a kit. You must have the magazine for instructions for the wall hanging.  I do have the pattern for the queen size quilt available, separately.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

100 Quilt Block Winner is-----

The winner picked for the free copy of the 100 Quilt Blocks is Mary who said "I love your block, especially in the beautiful Christmas colors. I'm also enjoying looking around on your blog - lots of pretty things! "

I thank all of you for stopping by and commenting on my blog.  Please stop by again to see what is going on in my part of the world.
Barbara

Friday, May 6, 2011

Quiltmaker 100 Block Tour Last Day

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog during the blog tour of Quiltmaker's 100 Block magazine.  Your kind comments are so appreciated.  On Sunday I will announce the winner of the free magazine.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quiltmakers 100 Blocks

Have you seen the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Summer 2011?  It has a great group of blocks for you to use and dream about.  All the designer's have been most generous in sharing these with all of you.  My block, Star Flower, is on page 33.  This block was done with paper piecing which makes it easier than it looks.
This block reminds me of a Christmas rose bud.  But if you look at the table runner that I made you get a completely different feel.  I used three full blocks on point and partial blocks for the set in triangles. 


Okay now for another completely different colorway, let's go to pastel.  Isn't it fun to play with colors and fabrics?  Change them up and it changes the whole look. 
Quilting should be fun and I think you all will have a great time dreaming about what you can do with all the great blocks included in this issue.  Please follow along the blog tour by going to:   http://www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks.html     

Happy stitching and thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment and one of you will be lucky enought to win a free 100 Blocks magazine.