Dec. 02, 2014

Dec 2nd: Christa Watson

Modern Christmas Trees

A note from Christa:

“Modern Trees is a modern update of a very traditional pattern that I designed over 10 years ago. It’s part of a free quilt along tutorial series on my blog. It looks great in solids or holiday prints and and you can “decorate” your trees however you like!” -Christa Watson

Download “Modern Christmas Trees”

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Dec. 01, 2014

Dec 1st: Kimberly Einmo

Sugarplum Swizzles

A note from Kimberly:

“I love to design quilts using two simple blocks to create a complex-looking, dynamic layout when they are set side by side. And what could be easier to stitch than large half-square triangles and modified Friendship Star blocks? I also love the clever secondary pattern which is a result of putting the Friendship Star blocks together. It looks as though the blocks are interwoven into a fun, holiday swizzle design beautifully framed by large, sparkly star points! Of course this quilt will look great in any non-holiday fabric combination as well, but since I have a bundle of these lovely Moda prints in my stash from last year, what better way to see how beautiful they’d look made up into this festive quilt? Merry Christmas from me to YOU!” – Kimberly Einmo

Download “Sugarplum Swizzles”

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Nov. 30, 2014

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Nov. 25, 2014

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Nov. 25, 2014

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Nov. 22, 2014

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Nov. 20, 2014

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Hello and welcome to my stop on the 100 Blocks Blog Tour! It’s the 10th volume, which means they’ve hit 1000 blocks in this fantastic series. I’m so excited to be a part of it!

Here’s my block, #927 Spinning Stripes:

My block was also used in the Stellar Sampler quilt on page 8. You can see it right there next to Carolyn on the Editor page!

I just love it in those beautiful batiks!

Spinning Stripes is made up of the same foundation-pieced unit repeated and rotated around. If you rotate the unit differently, you can get some other fun results!

As I’ve been following along with the blog tour, I’ve noticed many fellow EQ7 users! You should definitely check them out:

Doris Rice of The Quilting Queen Online

Pat Harrison of Ocean Waves Quilting

Denise Russart of Justquiltin

Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby

Beth Helfter of Quilting Hottie Haven

Janice Averill of Iris Quilts

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs

Cynthia Foster of Sew Many Roads

Nancy Mahoney of

Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods

Susan Nelson of Prairie Sky Quilting

Mary McGuire of Mary McGuire Design

Regina Grewe of Textile Landscapes

Rochelle Martin of Cottage Quilt Designs

Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes

Belinda Karls-Nace of A Blue Ribbon Designs

Jennifer Ofenstein of Sewhooked

Sandi Blackwell of Stitched Buy

Evonne Cook of The Clothesline Quilter

Keiko Clark of Cotton Flower

Sindy Rodenmayer of FatCat Patterns

Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Designs

Camelia Elliott of Camelia’s Unique Creations

(If you are a 100 Blocks designer, and I missed you, please let me know and I’ll add you to this list!)

Thanks for visiting during the Blog Tour! Now for the giveaway–

I have a copy of Volume 10 to giveaway to one lucky reader! Leave a comment on this post telling me how you like to keep up with the latest and greatest in quilting! Do you rely on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), follow your favorite bloggers, subscribe to email newsletters? Let me know how you get your quilting news!

*You must comment by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, November 23, 2014 to be entered in the giveaway. One winner will be chosen at random.*

Make sure you visit Quiltmaker’s blog to see all the participants in the tour and enter in some great giveaways!