Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Quiltmaker Blog Hop Begins

Well today is the day. Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Volume 11 blog tour begins here

This is my block Tall Ships which developed from my Raconteur - The Storyteller's Collection quilt. Isn't it amazing the difference made with different colour/value selection. All that I have done is reverse the darks and the lights and the block looks fantastic now ... says she with a totally biased opinion. Don't you love the starburst in the middle of the block .. it is so much more alive now?

The actual plan for this block was to make it even slightly larger than what it is, but unfortunately I didn't realise that when I printed the foundation papers my settings were 'fit to page' rather than the usual 'do not scale'. This meant that it printed at 93% and explains why the points don't quite reach the end. We all live and learn

The original quilt was started in 2012 and consists of 363 miniature hexagonal blocks. I have been able to design many new quilts and blocks from that treasure trove. 

One thing I discovered making this block for Quiltmaker is that when you make something bigger it is a lot easier. The original block was 2 1/4in ... including the border. Quiltmaker blocks are 12in. That makes it a lot easier. In fact the Quiltmaker block took only a bit over an hour to make, whereas the Raconteur block took several hours. 

Today is my wedding anniversary ... what a coincidence. Paul and I have been married for thirty wonderful years.

If you would like to have a chance to win your own copy of the latest issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks simply leave your name and the year that you found someone special in the comments below. 

Make certain that there is a link to your email addy or there is some way that I am able to contact you as anonymous entries cannot win. Good luck. 

After leaving your name check back to Quilty Pleasures for links to other blogs where you may win.

115 comments:

GranChris said...

I like this block. It is delightful. I am not sure I would do the minis but this one I might be able to do. I have been married a lot longer then 30 years. I try not to think about it. I'm older then dirt my grandchildren tell me.

Nancy said...

I like your block!

I found mine in 1974

Mokki said...

Happy anniversary! Found mine 2010.

shelleyjwilliams said...

My name is Shelley 1993. Willsjgl@comcast.net

Anita said...

I found my special one in 1989.

Allison said...

Such a gorgeous block! I found my special one in 1970 and we've been married since 1973. That's quite a while!

kt said...

My name is KT and I met my husband in 1992.

Marcia Hoekstra said...

Marcia Hoekstra
1967

Dana Gaffney said...

Beautiful block! I found mine in 1975.

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary

I love making small blocks (so cute) but they do take more time.

I like the floating ship!

Cecilia said...

Pretty block! Happy Anniversary! I found my best friend in 1988, we have been married for 26 1/2 years.

ledamewood said...

Your block is amazing, even with the wrong printer settings.

Julie said...

Julie Bailey 1971
Happy Anniversary!

TLC said...

Halloween party 1983. We're coming up on our 30th wedding anniversary next month. BTW, our oldest son will be married next month and my parents will be celebrating their 60th anniversary this summer! Thanks for sharing your talent!

sandi said...

Congrats on a wonderful block and Happy Anniversary! I married my husband in 1982.

Martina said...

What a wonderful block and happy Anniversary! I found mine in 1987.

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Beautiful block and happy anniversary. I hope you celebrated with a lovely dinner. I met my husband in 2004 and we married in 2005. Our 10 year anniversary is quickly approaching :)

MissPat said...

Pat. 1985

Happy Anniversary

Debbie said...

What. Great block I found my great love in 1980.

drhodes9@cox.net

Pamela said...

Happy Anniversary! I met my guy in 1979 and married seven months later in 1980--will be 35 years next month.
cool block!
kinderpam@gmail.com

Lee Ann L. said...

My name is Lee Ann L. and my husband and I were co-workers. We dated for almost three years and married in 1994.

Brenda E. said...

My special year is 1979! bjegrandma@gamil.com

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Congratulations on your 30th Anniversary and on being published!! I married my wonderful hubby in 1971 (but found him in 1967!) so we'll be celebrating 44 years in June. Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Tspoon said...

2001 and thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

In July it will be 42 years since finding my special someone. And he is more special today than he was 42 years ago :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandra said...

Yes, Happy Anniversary to you. I have been married twice and I totally believe that I have met the man that I am going to spend the rest of my life with - my soul mate - 2014. I love your block more since the colors are reversed and the starburst just really stands out. Thank you for being a part of the QM's 100 Blocks, Volume 11 blog tour and giving me the chance to win this copy of this awesome magazine.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

kris said...

cute block! 2007 is the year I found someone special and 2008 is the year I married him!

Donna Cutting said...

Happy Anniversary enjoy your day. I MET MY SOMEONE IN 1971

Allison CB said...

Lovely block - very intricate!

I found my special guy in 1973!

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy so I can get started making your awesome block! 2002 was the year the better half showed up!

Dee said...

1972 and married him in 1973. love him still.

Deborah DeBerry said...

Love the block. I found my sweetie at Ole Miss in 1970-1971 and we married in 1977. Still my best friend! poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vivian said...

Happy Anniversary! I met my DH when we were kids, needless to say long, long ago! The original was 2-1/4"?!? Wow! Interesting idea to do a few more upsized.

Pat V. said...

Pat Vetterlein - 1977. Just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary!

Julie in WA said...

Congratulations on 30 years of marriage! My husband and I celebrated 25 years last summer.

sophie said...

Happy Anniversary! Since I am no longer married, I'm not sure the year we met is all that relevant anymore ...

~Kris~ said...

I have been married since 1986. Seems like yesterday. I love your block.

Janet said...

T like your block! I have looked at your minis but am not brave enough, yet! My "special" fell apart. I am very happy for your 30 years!

utahoosier said...

I found my someone special at Target in 1982--married him in 1984. Lucky me!

Darling block design. Thanks for the chance to win.

Patricia said...

I found my someone special in 1960. He was my high school sweetheart and we have been married 50 years!

Patricia said...

Congratulations!

Nancy Sue said...

What a fun question!!!! 2005 finally at age 40!!! Congrats on being included in the issue :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Karen Ackva said...

What a beautiful block! I coukd see it with reakky cheerful and brught midern fabrics! Enjoy your anniversary! Hugs, Karen

Tinliz said...

Happy Anniversary. May God bless you with many more.
jitney41atgmaildotcom

Loris said...

Happy Anniversary! 1987 was our year to start the adventure :-)
Your block looks great large and rather amazing small! Thanks for joining the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks tour.

Margaret Andrews said...

What a cute block! As I age, I enjoy making the larger blocks as my fingers don't seem to work as well. Happy Anniversary. We will have our 45th wedding anniversary in June. 1970 was our happy year. Doesn't seem possible that all that time has passed. Fun when you have someone you love. Thanks for sharing.

delaineelliott said...

I love your block! So fresh and pretty. I met my husband in 1996. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations on 30 years. 1989 for me.

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and a block to commemorate it. We were married in June 1975, so we have the big 40, this year.

Debbie

April Shae said...

Met my soulmate on July 25, 2002!! We were married two years later on July 31, 2004! And still on our "honeymoon!"

JANET said...

Met 1980. All I had to do was walk out the front door and there he was! There really is a bigger plan.

Lisa Marie said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I met in college in 1984 and will celebrate our 29th anniversary this summer.

Sandy Curtis said...

I found mine the summer of 1965 and married him Jan. 1966

Kathy said...

Love your block. I enjoy paper piecing. I met my hubs in 1980 and married in 1982. Still married!

Margaret said...

Happy Anniversay. I found my true love in 1965. We were soulmates. We married in 1967 but I God needed him last year.

Cynthia Knapp said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine! I found my special man in 1980. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Jitka said...

It is very sweet block. I met my hubby in 1995 and marry him in 2000. Now we have 3 children which bring more love to us.

Lori said...

congrats on being published. this is a very pretty block.
happy anniversary.
I met my husband in 1982 and we married in 1983 in sept of this year it will be 32 wonderful years. in fact I once joked with him that I would love to celebrate out 100th anniversary and the plans I had for it. LOL he just looked at me and had nothing to say. not even a smile. lol
quilting lady 2 at Comcast dot net

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Another great block!

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

Goodness! Happy Anniversary!! My someone special came along during our college years in 1983...sounds so long ago! Your block is a lot of fun and I can see how changing colors will change to look. Thanks so much for an opportunity to win a copy of the Volume 11 issue!

Elizabeth said...

This block made me think of lace.

I met my late husband in 1968--almost made it to 45 years.

SoccerMom said...

Happy anniversary! My husband and I are approaching our 23rd anniversary in June, but we met in 1983 in junior high. Your block is delightful.

JoyceLM said...

Happy anniversary. I met my someone special in 1984 & we will be celebrating our 30th in a couple of weeks. Thanks.

Mary said...

Wonderful block!
Mary - 1978

Cathy B said...

I love you block!! Can't wait to try it out with different fabrics/colors. Congratulations for having your block in the magazine!

Annie said...

I like your block. Sometimes it's nice when a design doesn't reach all the way to the edges - no points to accidentally chop off!
I met my husband in 1981 and we got married in 1984.

Marla's Crafts said...

Really love this block. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Judy1522 said...

I really like your block it is so pretty. I found my special someone in 1979.

Becky Rabalais said...

I found my awesome hubby in 1985. It will be 30 years this summer since we met!

Ellen said...

Found my loving husband in college 1973. We have had almost 30 years as a married couple this year.

Joanna said...

I haven't found his yet. Nice block.

wendy said...

Wonderful block! Found my sweetie in 1970 and we married in 1972. We will be celebrating our anniversary in 2 weeks. Thanks!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Awesome block! I met the love of my life in 1971.

Vicki H said...

I found my wonderful guy in 1977. Wow, time flies.

Kathy H said...

Very pretty block. Happy anniversary. I found my terrific guy in 1972.

Diantha said...

Beautiful block.
I met my husband in 1978!

Melody Lutz said...

Happy Anniversary and many many more. You block is wonderful.

Emily C said...

I found my sweety in 2001. We didn't figure out we wanted to get married for a few years. We were just really good friends and each others shoulder when things went wrong. Coming up on my 5 year anniversary, we got married in 2010.

Laura Ferdal said...

I would love to win this.
I met my special person in 2011.

Thanks for the giveaway.
merryorganic@gmail.com

Teresa Stonecypher said...

Met my special someone in December 1994. Thanks for the chance to win.
Teresa_stonecypher@yahoo.com

Cathryn said...

Love the block and I found mine in 1974.

Lorraine Le Blanc said...

Love your block! So creative.

I met my college sweetheart in 1979.

minibea12 said...

Congrats! Great block! Found mine in 1965; been married almost 49 years!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Deb said...

Found my love almost 35 years ago, 1980.

Susan Arnold said...

Congrats on 30! Ours is next year but we found each other in 1984

Joyful Quilter said...

I'm still looking for mine...got any extras? ;o)

Cute block!

pharmgirl75 said...

Happy anniversary! I'm still looking for that special someone.

LizA. said...

1989 when I moved to the west coast from the east coast.

Rachell said...

oh, I'm so excited and in love with this star! You found the way to my heart!
I found my forever husband in 2003. I was 25 and he was 24. He was in firefighting school and I was substitute teaching, trying to find a Home Economics teaching position. We got married in 2004.
His firefighting has influenced my quilting for sure!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lee said...

Adore your block! I met my special person in 1977!

Terri said...

I'm still looking for that special guy! In the mean time, quilting keeps me busy - love the red star!

Laurie Parrack said...

Love the block. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine. I met my wonderful husband in 2005. In October it will be 10 years.

nancyr said...

Great Block!

2002

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Amazing block! I met my hubby in 1968--yikes!!

vwlady said...

I'm Janet & found my DH in 1970! I'm a very lucky woman! And Happy Anniversary!

Tina Jeo said...

1992. Congrats to you. Thanks for the chance.

craftygramma said...

Still waiting!

Like the bigger block, don't think I could handle the tiny one.

thanks

lotsofteapots said...

I met my husband in February, 1990. We started dating in April and have never stopped!

Wanda said...

Happy Anniversary! I met my husband in 1957. Now that makes me old.

Jill Hicks said...

Love your block. I found my wonderful husband over 43 years ago and have been married to him 42 years.

Linda said...

1974...married 1980 happy to this day!!! : )

Jen Barnard said...

I don't have a significant other, so I'll say 1989, the year I was born, because I "found" my parents, and they're very special.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

VA said...

I found him in 1985, and we'll be married 25 years this fall!

Barbara Bailey said...

Found him in 1978, married him February 14, 1981!
mabay1981@gmail.com

Karen Thurn said...

Happy Anniversary!! I married my husband in 1974. Not sure I could see making the tiny block but very doable at 12 inches. kthurn@bektel.com

Auntie Clark said...

I married my sweetie in 1977.
auntie.clark@gmail.com

Lavonna ZWB said...

Met mine in 2008. Can"t imagine life without him.

Gill said...

Great block!
Happy Anniversary! we have been married for 27 years

Pam Patches said...

Happy Anniversary!
I found my soul mate in 1974, we had 40 fabulous years together before he was taken by cancer 2014. It would have been our 41st Anniversary on Sunday 11 May. Love your hexed hexies!

Debbie P said...

Thanks for designing such a pretty block! I found my sweetie in 1980 and we were married in 1982.

Dody said...

Happy anniversary! I found mine in 1989.

Andee said...

Angela and in 2005

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary!

Kathy Sue said...

1986! And married one year later. Love him. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

arlette said...

Your block's a beauty. I don't have even a boyfriend, so I must say I found someone special the year I was born, my mom!!!!