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.

125 comments:

  1. Great block - I like how the "wonky" point looks when the blocks connect.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really love your block, I have never tried paper piecing but It don't look hard to do, I love to Quilt as you go...I could maybe incorperate them...anyway would love to try if I can win a book....my URL is www.dwright33055.blogspot.com...e=mail same but Hotmail. thanks for sharring.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations on such a wonderful block!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Paper piecing is a challenge for me however this one might peak my interest...love how the block works so well in the tablerunner...gorgeous! I can hardly wait for the magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love your block, especially in the darker colours as in the table runner.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Another great block! I love it!Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy and congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Really like your block! Like how it was used with pastels. Thanks for the giveaway,

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow - that's an amazing block! Love the Friendship Star in the middle - would be great for a block exchange. And I love paper-piecing so I will definitely be making up a few of these blocks in the near future! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'd love to make this block for a sampler quilt I've been working on forever (Do all quilters have one of those?) Now I just have to win the magazine - LOL

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your block is beautiful! I love it in the table runner. I am so excited to get this magazine and try a bunch of the blocks, just might need to give up sleep to fit it all in.

    ReplyDelete
  11. like the way it looks on-point. The table runner is cool! Thank you for showing different layouts and color options. It really changes the whole personality of the block!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your star flower block especially in the batiks. The splash of red makes it pop. You do get a very different look and feel with the table runner. Great block

    ReplyDelete
  13. Congratulations for having a block in the 100 Blocks book! How very beautiful and intricate.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your star flower block is fantastic! I am so glad I participated in the "blog tour," as I discovered your work through it!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love your block - I really need to start a paperpiecing project soon. I love the precision you get in the final block.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your star block is very striking. I enjoy paper piecing and this looks like a good challenge. I enjoyed looking thru your blog. Your tulip design is really pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the way you changed the colors, it has me thinking, even this early in the day!

    ReplyDelete
  18. It does remind me of the Christmas Rose! Wonderful block and giveaway. Judy C

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your block is outstanding. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love this block. I look forward to following your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thedesign possibilities of this block are endless! Loving it!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a great block. It really has a lot of movement to it. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love your block, it seems to be very versatile. Thank you also for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This block -- perhaps it was the green points--made me think of some of the beautiful cactus in my yard when they are about to bloom. Nice!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love your block! It's neat to see how different it looks in different colors!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your first color way definitely made me think of a Christmas cactus for some reason. Neat block. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your block is very striking and I really liked the table runner. Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is an intriguing block! I can see stars and flowers depending upon my perspective. Congrats on getting into the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow, interesting how the secondary patterns change when set on point in the runner! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the publication!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love this block. I appreciated your sharing of ideas of what the block looks like in mass. Congrats on your block!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I think this block is great. I love to paper piece so this is right up lmy alley. can't wait to get this magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  32. It must be PP day! I hope I can win the magazine so I can have it to dream of 100 more blocks to make...

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love the yellow colorway--so bright, happy and HAWAII!! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  34. I see the Christmas Cactus too!
    Beautiful!
    Pick me!
    XOXOXOXO Subee

    ReplyDelete
  35. This block is simply fabulous! I could see making this one.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Congrats on your block - it looks like my kind of paper piecing fun!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wow, am I really the first to comment??? It's a very cool block.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love this block. So many ways to go. I just agreed to make a quilt for a raffle in October, might be what I'm looking for!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I just love this block and the great secondary block you get when you put them together.

    ReplyDelete
  40. It could be a poinsettia too. Congratulations on making the "cut"
    ~a

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love your block and I'm going to give paper piecing a try. It looks like fun!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Beautiful Block...congratulations for being in the magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love your block and your different layouts fro the block. Congrats in being in the magazine! Can't wait to see all the blocks..these sneak peeks are driving me crazy;)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi,It does resemble Christmas, but I think it looks like a Christmans cactus. It has a soft look to it even though there are a lot of points. Does that make sense? zswela@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I really like this block. . .the spikes are so interesting but are softened by the surrounding effects. I'm fairly new to paper piecing, but this might give me the encouragement I need!

    ReplyDelete
  46. This star block is so nice. The different choices of color combinations is unending. Hopefully, I can come up with this pattern.
    I really like this.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hi there! I love paper piecing and your block is going to be so much fun. I love that you've shown color options it's makes it so much easier to visualize.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I like this. Kind of like a Christmas cactus.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Great Block! Thanks! If you pick my name, just leave a comment on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  50. My first thought when I saw your block? Lightning! It is full of energy, especially in the colors of the table runner!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Great block - would make a great Christmas quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Thanks for sharing your talent! Your block is striking! I will look forward to getting back to paper piecing again.

    ReplyDelete
  53. The table runner is adorable!! Congratulations on your block.

    ReplyDelete
  54. congratulations! The block looks so pretty done in the batiks.

    ReplyDelete
  55. What a pretty block Barbara. I really love the table runner using the block. VERY nice. Congratulations on being included in Issue 3.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Great block design Barbara! i would love o win a cop of the book.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Very pretty block! I need to try paper piecing, and thanks also for the table runner suggestion and the color choices. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Your block is intriguing and is really great in a quilt. I plan on putting it to use. I am new to quilting and want to experiment with paper piecing, so your block will be fun to try.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Your block design is so lively, and I love the effect in the table runner. Very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Love the motion your block brings to the quilt. And foundation paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. Congrats on being included in the new 100 Blocks mag.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I LOVE paper piecing! Can't wait to give this block a try!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Love the block... When you put it in the quilt, it as such movement... Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  63. I love your block!! Congratulations on being in the 100 Blocks Vol. 3 magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  64. There is so much going on with your block --- I really enjoy seeing the different ways you used it --- lots of possibilities.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Great movement in this block. I look forward to seeing it in the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  66. I love star blocks and yours is so different. Very pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  67. so pretty! Dana. nelfamily at windjammercable dot net

    ReplyDelete
  68. Beautiful block! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Wonderful block...immediately I thought "I've got to make this for my sister"...she loves paper piecing and would love it! I especially like the table runner you designed. Can't wait to see your block in the magazine...thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love paper piecing!
    I'd like to have a go at your design

    ReplyDelete
  71. With different fabrics and colors, the possibilities are endless, beautiful block.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  72. Very pretty star and I love your tulups pattern too. Congrats on the 100 Blocks!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I can see yo put a lot of thought into this block--it's so versatile and the secondary designs are as striking as the initial.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Your block is gorgeous in every colorway!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Great block! I can't wait to get the magazine and see how it's made. Congrats on making the cute!

    ReplyDelete
  76. your designs are beautiful and you block for the magazine is extra cute.

    ReplyDelete
  77. Love paper piecing and this block looks like fun fun fun!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Nice block! Congrats on getting it in the Vol. 3! HUGS... and stitches

    ReplyDelete
  79. What a cool block. I love the sub-patterns this block forms in repeat. The big bonus is that it is paper pieced...I really love that! Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  80. Love, love, LOVE that table runner!!!

    ReplyDelete
  81. striking spikes, wow that would be worth paper piecing to get those points.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Love the block. Congrats on being in the magazine. Love your work. I am now a follower.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Your beautiful block makes me want to try paper-piecing again ... don't know why I haven't ? (had a bad class experience before)
    Thanks for the giveaway fun !!

    ReplyDelete
  84. Fabulous block!!! Love your table runner!

    ReplyDelete
  85. What a neat block. It looks like it could be lots of fun to make. The pascal colors really make the star jump out.

    ReplyDelete
  86. What a great block! I just love paper piecing.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Fabulous block. I need a star block for a swap and THIS IS IT!

    ReplyDelete
  88. Star Flower is beautiful! I really like it made up in the table runner, it makes me think of shooting stars and Fourth of July.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Great block! Love seeing it in the different colorways!

    ReplyDelete
  90. Thanks for sharing this unique block and showing us the ways it can be used! Judy W

    ReplyDelete
  91. Thanks for the wonderful design. What a great star.

    ReplyDelete
  92. Gorgeous block. Congratulations on making the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Great block. So much movement!

    ReplyDelete
  94. Thank you for the chance to win an issue of the magazine :D I really like the tulip design in the previous post as well!

    ReplyDelete
  95. Your block has so much movement. It's great. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  96. Pretty neat block and love the different ways you show it. Congratulations on being published.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I love paper piecing, you got a great block, congrats :)!!!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Great block! I feel your block is dancing. I really like the movement.

    ReplyDelete
  99. It has been very enjoyable seeing all of the different blocks by everyone. Your block is really pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Great block. Great versatility. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  101. What a great block. It looks amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  102. The spike penetrates the secondary square with a certain potency for me. It reminds me of the crown of thorns, the Christ bore. Moving imagery.

    ReplyDelete
  103. Lovely block. Congratulations on your selection.

    ReplyDelete
  104. I love seeing different colorways and arrangements with the same block - so amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  105. No kidding that the different color ways make the block look completely different. Each quilt the block looks quite different than the last. I like the block. It most definitely gets my imagination going. Keep up the good work and congrads on being in the book!!

    ReplyDelete
  106. My first thought was Christmas Cactus. This would make a gorgeous Christmas quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  107. Great block. So much motion!

    ReplyDelete
  108. Wow, such a great block and made easier with paper piecing. Thank you! I really appreciate when other colorways and variations are shown.

    ReplyDelete
  109. i LOVE the table runner! i'm constantly amazed by how different blocks look once they're made up in multiple!

    ReplyDelete
  110. Great drama in this block! Love the variety of settings you illustrated as well. Thanks for sharing and congrats for making v.3.

    ReplyDelete
  111. I always love seeing different colorways!

    Thanks for the giveaway. If I win, I'll send it on to the friend who taught me how to quilt.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

    ReplyDelete
  112. Amazing how different colors bring a completely different feel to the block. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  113. Congratulations on being in the magazine. Using different colors in the block changes it up so differently for each one. It is a great block.

    ReplyDelete
  114. I love your block, especially in the beautiful Christmas colors. I'm also enjoying looking around on your blog - lots of pretty things!

    ReplyDelete
  115. Love the block! I'm especially looking forward to trying the table runner with the blocks set on point...it's really cool!

    ReplyDelete
  116. great block!! i love the motion in the setting in the quilt. i can't wait to get the magazine.
    i love your tulip quilts from yesterday too.

    ReplyDelete
  117. Barbara, the friendship star in the middle of your block is a clever idea. Certainly like that it's designed for paper piecing. Makes the points perfect. Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  118. Great versatile block. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  119. Your Star Flower block is gorgeous! stunning design!! love that its paper pieced, perfect points,the fabric and balance of colours make it outstanding. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete