Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Welcome Blog Hoppers!

I'm so excited to share that I have a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6!  I've never been in this publication, so I was so flattered to be invited to submit a block, and to have it accepted!  This is  the latest issue in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks series and should be hitting news stands on November 14th. (You can pre-order copies Here). 
  
This is my little block ~ It's called Sunrise (It's block #598).  This version is made with the Kate's Garden fabric line designed by Kate Knight for Quilting Treasures fabric company.

Here is an easy design layout idea using nine blocks, and setting them together in three rows of three.  I like the "motion" that setting these blocks together creates.  You get a kind of pinwheel secondary block by setting them together.

...And here is the same setting just with adding sashings between the blocks ~ bright and fun :)  Come back tomorrow, and I'll show you the same block in another colorway!  

Until then, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win your own copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 6!  I'll be picking two winners on Sunday, November 11th ~ one winner will receive an issue of the magazine from Quiltmaker, and one winner will receive a Spring Water Designs pattern pack from me :)  Visit our Spring Water Designs Website to see our current line of patterns. 

Become a follower here on the blog, and join in on the fun on our Facebook Page to keep up with all the upcoming news, announcements...and the occasional Free Pattern :)

And be sure to follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily November 5 - 9th at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for some wonderful inspiration from designers and lots of giveaways!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

189 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

Your block is gorgeous, and I would love to see a quilt made with it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Dawn, what an amazing block! So much action going on. Can't wait to see your variation. Congrats on being published in 100 Blocks!

memajudithlynn said...

Hi! liked the quilt block pattern quite well. Can't wait to see what the colorway is tomorrow!

Love Of Quilts said...

I LIKE YOUR BLOCK!

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

Nice, fresh, ideal to use my scrap.

Joy V said...

Love the block, especially your colours - it really sings. Thank you for the chance to win.

hueisei said...

Very beautiful block! :)

DonnaP said...

Your block is so neat! I look forward to the other colorway. Thanks for the opportunity win.

Martina said...

Great block and I love the colourway.

Laura said...

Congratulations! How exciting to be included in the book!!

Lisa Marie said...

I love your block, so original! Congrats on being a part of this magazine -- I've loved every issue!

sally said...

Dawn...great pattern! Love that it is so versatile with two designs!

sao said...

Nice block......I loved seeing it in the quilt too!

sao in Midlothian, VA

JoyceLM said...

I love your block - lots of movement. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dee said...

I love the ebb and flow of this block and such cool setting possibilities.

B Greene said...

Thanks for sharing your block and the different layout possibilities. I just love the secondary patterns on the no-sashing version. Congratulations on being published in 100 Blocks and thankd for the chance to win!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oh, such a fabulous colorway today, how could it get better? Cheerful block, congratulation!

Bernie said...

Very nice block. Congratulations.

Briarose said...

beautiful block, love the secondary pattern in the quilt.

Denise R said...

Love the secondary pattern that the pink makes. Nice

Joanne Lendaro said...

Great block!! Congrats!

Lee Ann L. said...

Awesome! congratulations on getting into the magazine!

patricia said...

Sew many blocks, sew little time! Good job.

Maureen said...

I love your block! And congratulations on being chosen for this edition! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Mary Jane said...

Congratulations!!!

Abbigail said...

Great block! So many ways and colors to use this in! I liked you on facebook!
hulseybg@gmail.com

vwlady said...

Congrats on getting your block in the new issue!
ntzasqrl2(at)msn(dot)com

Muttmomkay said...

Your blocks are wonderfully colorful!

Gill said...

Great block! So versatile!
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Nice block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.
mhinders@myclearwave.net

hiyacinth said...

Wow! That block has lots of energy and motion!

Lorraine said...

Great block! congratulations on being included in Volume 6!

Vicki H said...

Nice block. I like the setting with the sashing. Thanks for tha chance to win.

jrt14 said...

Your block looks great in the quilt. I love the motion of it. It will be fun to see a different color tomorrow.

Joni said...

I rescue old sewing machines too!
Congrats on getting published in Volume 6! Love your block!

bairdmtn said...

What a wonderful block! It is so happy and cheerful looking! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Volume 6 so I can get started on some of these!! Already like you on FB!

Kathy H said...

Great block. I always enjoy a block that will create an entirely different look just by the layout. Congratulations on your block in the magazine.

Purl Buttons said...

Very complex looking. Can't wait to see tomorrow's colorway.

Kathleen said...

Wow - getting published in more and more places! That is so great...happy for you!

Michelle Klingaman said...

What a fun looking block! I love the bright colors. Congratulations on being in the newest issue!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful block and setting for a quilt. I was looking at your pattern page, will have to come back and visit more often.

Debbie

Sandra said...

It really amazes me how you can come up with the neatest block and then you come up again with a secondary design. Absolutely amazing. Thank you for your fantastic giveway. What a generous quilter you are.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Barbara said...

What a pretty block!

Marie Atkinson said...

Congratulations on being in the mag! Great block

Pat S. said...

This looks like a fun way to use up some of my scraps. Thanks sew much for a chance to win :-)

Donna said...

Great movement in the block!

rutigt said...

Sunrise and fireworks I would say, cause that´s what it reminde me of! Nice block!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Dawn, It's great to meet you. I really like the way your blocks pop in your quilt ideas. I'm just stopping by to say "hello". Don't enter me in the giveaway. I'm on the tour, too. Have a super day!

Bonnie said...

Love your colorful block! It is so helpful seeing it in a quilt setting.

Nancy said...

I love your block - it really moves!

Heidi said...

Cute block, very colorful! Enjoyed your blog.

Debbie said...

Wonderful your blog is delightful...

Nancy Sue said...

What a great name for the block! Congrats on being included in the issue! I love the saching on the second example :)Congrats again!

BizyStitches said...

congrats, I like your layout with the sashing and corner stones. Thanks for being in the hop it is fun

kt said...

Great block! I like both settings you show. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Great block. Love your color choices too.

Lee said...

Congratulations on a wonderful block! i really love it!

Regina said...

very fun - love blocks that give that secondary pattern!

midwestmarykay said...

Very nice block! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Sc said...

This block looks like it has so many possibilities. I'll be back to check your change of colors.

Sandy said...

I love the colorway and how it makes a relatively simple block look very sophisticated.

-Sandy
wrybbunz@gmail.com

banjo795 said...

As soon as I saw your block, I thought about the great secondary designs that will come out when it's set together, or with another block. Nice job, and I can't wait to try it!

Tamsyn said...

Love this block! Tamsyn

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love the possibilities of your block!

Teresa said...

What a great block. love all the extra patterns created.

VickiT said...

Wow Dawn! Congratulations on being chosen to be in the magazine. How exciting for you!!
And you block is awesome too. Love all the movement in it. Great job!

Cathy B said...

Love your block! Congrats on getting your block in the magazine!

Cecilia said...

Great block! I love the motion it has. Congratulations on having a block in the magazine.

Lisa E said...

Your block has great movement. Love the quilt layouts.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Great block and settings. I love the secondary design created in your first layout.
sue @ asdfwordpro . com

Stephanie said...

What a GREAT block! I love the spin! Thanks for sharing.

Joanna said...

Nice block and the vibrant colors you chose. Looks great.

arlette said...

Your block's gorgeous, I'm speechless :)

Vivian said...

Abby's owl quilt is adorable! Love your blocks. Thanks Vivian

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Que lindo!Me vejo fazendo em papel ingês,posso?Sou seguidora e adoro.Obrigada. tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Grandma Helen said...

Sunrise is a cool block, especially with the secondary design in the quilt. I'd like to try this one....oh, but then there is the dilemna of choosing the colors!

Mary Ellen said...

Very dynamic block. I can visualize it in just about any type of fabric.

Alberta Diane said...

This is a very versital block. I will be making this one! Thanks for a chance to win!

Marcia W. said...

Wow! what a block you have designed
Congratulations on being selected for the magazine.

Karen said...

What a fun block! Congratulations on having it published and thanks for sharing.

Joyce said...

Very bight and fun. Comgrats on your selection.

Savannagal said...

It really is amazing how a design can change by using different colors and changing the directions of the blocks or pieces. I am fascinated by all the designs.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Very nice block! Congratulations!

Judy said...

I love the action and possibilities in your block.

The Village Queen said...

Very cool block, love the movement in it. Thanks for the chance!

teachpany said...

LOVE!! Easy, fun, different and love secondary designs. Thanks!

Kathy Lancaster said...

Love your design.

Margaret said...

thanks for the chance to win. Your block is really neat.

Susan C said...

Great block! Love how different it looks with and without sashings.

Carrie P. said...

really neat block. thanks for sharing it. I love this magazine.

Diana said...

Interesting block. Love the way it goes together in the quilt. Thanks!

Madeline said...

I really like that block, it looks fairly easy to construct, but ends up looking complicated! would love to have one of your patterns!

QuilterKat said...

It's always nice to see sample quilts from the blocks. Yours made some interesting patterns. Congratulations on getting your block published in the magazine and thanks for the opportunities to win.

vickievanphd said...

Your block is cool....but why is the center black??? Is it a sun spot ??? LOL
vickie.van@hotmail.com

Laurie Parrack said...

I love your block. I really like the color way you used. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine. How exciting!! This is a block I will have to put on my to do list for sure.

barbara woods said...

love your block

Lou said...

Beautiful block and the settings you used are great!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for being selected to be in Vol. 6! Looking forward to tomorrow's colors.

Geri said...

I love your Sunrise block.

Shar said...

I love pinwheels. This reminds me of spring!

kwkaiser2 said...

I like your block. I look forward to seeing it tomorrow in another colorway.

Eva said...

Great block, love the bright colors.

PJB said...

I love your block. It looks so great when you put several together. Thanks for the chance to win a magazine with the patterns for the blocks.

Judy1522 said...

Very pretty block! Congratulations on being in the magazine.

TheStylishHome said...

Great block, sweet movement. I like the 2nd layout with the sashing best! Congrats on being in the 100! I'm sure you'll find you have a bunch of new followers!

Tami C said...

Sunshine is a great little block. Congratulations for having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6 and thanks for the chance to win.

~Kris~ said...

Your block has lots of movement. I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Love the look of this block....thank you for sharing

Farm Quilter said...

Your block is fabulous!!! I do love the secondary designs created when the blocks are put together! Congratulations on having your block published in the book - so exciting!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win the book or fabric!

Judy said...

Great block!! I like the secondary pattern when putting them together without the sashing. Thanks for the opportunity to win your special prize. And Congratulations in having your block selected to be in the magazine.

Lis said...

Love the bright colors and the endless options for design! Great Block!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Quilt Monkey said...

Fun block! Thanks for the layout suggestions - very inspiring!

Patty said...

I love your block and especially love how it makes a secondary design. Changing the colors will make it look totally different.

rvquilter said...

what a neat block! love the way it looks in a quilt.
thanks for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

Love your sunrise block!
jaalex@charter.net

Toni Stone said...

love your block. Thanks.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Beautiful block - I love the fabrics too! Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lori L said...

Sunrise is a really cool block. I like it in the 9 block setting because of the secondary design you get. Seems like a block that a beginner could make.

Rita said...

Dawn, I am so excited for you! Your blog was one of the first ones I started following and it has been fun to watch your quilting career grow. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I love the secondary designs Sunrise makes when put into a quilt. Congratulations on being part of 100 Blocks!
wlinda_ca(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love your block, such great movement!

Karen

Nancy D. said...

So many color possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

I like the braided effect in this block. Looking forward to tomorrow's colorway, too.

JoAnn said...

I really like your design with the spinning pinwheel look. Thanks.

Julie in WA said...

You have designed a very dynamic and energetic block! It looks great!

wendy said...

Cool block! Looks like it would be a fun one to play with. Thanks!

ritainalaska said...

love the color combos you've used in your pretty block! it looks good any way it's laid out. thanx for the chance to win either your pattern or the 100 blocks book.

Cathy Tomm said...

great block thanks for the chance to win.

Denise :) said...

Gracious -- your block is probably my favorite of the day! Love the colors, too! :)

Nancy said...

Dawn,
What a great block. I think I like the one with the sashing the best.
Congrats on being accepted in the magazine.
mommabee24 at the gee mail place.
Nancy in SC

Angelia B said...

love your block thanks for showing the different quilt layouts, will be back to see other color way

Quilter In Paradise said...

great block! you could use all kinds of fabrics with this one.

Sallie said...

Congratulations! I love blocks that form secondary patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

Barb66 said...

Love your block, thanks for the chance to win.

Mary said...

Congratulations on being a part of the magazine! Your block is very eye-catching.

DebBees said...

What a daring use of colors, love it.

Cathryn said...

Sweet block! I believe it can be a winner in any color combination!

Bev said...

Can I start now making one-this is fantastic-I love pieced blocks and this one SINGS!!!

Lori said...

your block is wonderful. i love the different looks you came up with. i love the motion.

sharon said...

Very cool block! Enjoyed your blog.

Lorri Schuller said...

your block is great-thanks for the chance to win

scottylover said...

Congratulations! That block is stunning! Can't wait to see the other colorway tomorrow.

Sandy A

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I really like your block.

SueB said...

Your block is beautiful..love it.

Shirley in Canada said...

Wonderful block....lots of turn with it! Love it!

Unknown said...

Dawn,Love your new sewing addition..
Congras ! ,on yor block. It has lot of possiblities.
Ceedee F

nanror said...

Great block!!
NyRoraback@aol.com

michelle said...

that's a terrific block!! I can just see so many different colors in there....nice!! Thanks for sharing your talents!!
mhardey(at)ymail(dot)com

Bluequilt said...

I love the block.

Debbie said...

I really like the ribbon effect that your block makes, Dawn. Lot's of potential with color placement in your design.

Sandi1100 said...

Congrats on being published in this magazine. I have all of their issues. I like your block and hope to try to make a quilt with it after I get some more UFOs finished.
sandi1100@yahoo.com

barefootT said...

very nice block, congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine :)

Amy Verne said...

I love the version with the sashing. And congratulations!

Deb said...

I love this block. One of my favs so far.

Gloria said...

what a lively block full of possibilities. congratulations of your block and tour.

Cindy said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Cool block.
mcdoallrc@gmail.com

Judith said...

I love the block, but it's truly amazing when it's repeated in a quilt. It's so dynamic.

Rachell said...

Congrats at such a big "first"! I love it, and I love the movement and secondary designs when set together. I love samplers because I get to try a lot of new blocks, but I should do more one block and two block quilts too!
Thanks!

pjquilter said...

Lots of possibilities with this block--fun.

MoeWest said...

Congratulations on being in this magazine! It's a great block!

Beth said...

Congratulations on being included in this issue, and thanks much for the giveaway.

S Walker said...

Wow - I don't know how you come up with such unique designs. Looking forward to tomorrow's unveiling. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com

Shawna said...

Love your fun block and enjoyed seeing it layed out differently. Great job! Thank you for your giveaway.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a striking block and WoW, it makes an amazing quilt! Congratulations on having your block published.

Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

grammygwendolyn said...

Very nice block. Thanks for the giveaway.

DownHome Designs said...

Congratulations, Dawn, on your inclusion in the magazine! I think it must be like getting sales...you're always excited even when you've been published before. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jill Montgomery said...

Congrats on being in the issue! Great block!

craftytammie said...

great block, lots of movement! love it!

Robyn said...

I love the different colorways you've shown. That alwasy inspires me. Lovely block, thank you.

Dana Gaffney said...

I love your block! I really like the motion in it. Thanks.

Penny said...

Love your block...what fun!

Carmen Nuland said...

So bright and colorful! great job!

Debbie said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

Marie Abernathy said...

Great Block!!! Congratulations!

Andee said...

Very nice!

Back Porch Extras said...

Nice block!

Kelly said...

Great pattern! Congrats on your block!

Peggy Poole said...

What an interesting block, how did you come up with it? Congratulations on having it published.

The Slow Quilter said...

Hey Dawn, remeber me from the bus trip with the Miltown quilters. Congrads for have a block in the mag. The Sunrise block is great.

scarlette said...

Woo woo, i subscribed to your blog and will surely enjoy that, glad i found you. I would love to win a magazine and/or pattern pack would be WONDERFUL. whatever works out. thanks I also signed up on facebook what fun scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

Pat V. said...

What a fun block! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. I really want to make this one!

Linda H said...

Great block, really like your second color combination. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Sorcha girl said...

The blocks certainly do "spin" in the first illustration. It was good to see the different options.

Congratulations on being in Volume 6 and thank you for participating in the blog hop.

Anonymous said...

Nice colours used for this layout. Thanks for sharing your blocks with us.

Maria Kievit said...

Oops, hit the wrong button, and my comment came out anonymous (above) Shouldnt have. thanks for the chance to win a copy of this magazine.

Linda E in AZ said...

I like the alternate color combination you posted on the next day
thanks!

Jnuquilter said...

I like this block - both the one you posted yesterday and the one you did today - it looks like it would be easy and fun to make. Thank you for sharing.

Karrie S said...

Love the colors on your block! Thanks for the chance to win and Congrats!

Lyn said...

Now this sunrise is one that even a night owl like me can love! :-)