Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today is the day!







Today is the day. I feel like I'm having a very important dinner guest. Oh - I am having an important guest. You!

Welcome! Thank you for coming to the Quiltmaker Blog Tour. I visited the sites yesterday and what fun. Everyone has different style. Please enjoy my blog and be sure to leave your name and address in the comment section. Someone will win a free copy of the '100 Blocks magazine. Your privacy will be respected.

My goal in designing quilt blocks as three points to meet.

First - To focus on the fabric. The beauty of the fabric is often why we bought it.

Second - Designs that are beginner friendly. Experienced quilters will appreciate the quick and easy projects they can create.

Third - Versatile in the types of projects ie. quilts, wall hangings, table runners. The block should have ability to be used over and over again.

Ahoy meets that goal. I have posted here and on the flickr site. http://www.flickr.com./groups/100blocks2009/ some suggestions using the Ahoy block in different fabrics and layouts. I hope it will be just the beginning for your creations. Bon' Appetite.

39 comments:

  1. I love all the different setting possibilities for this block! I'm adding this one to my "to make" list.

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  2. Really nice block - I love it!

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  3. Those are all the things that make me want a pattern.
    I love blocks that I can redo in different ways.

    Debbie

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  4. I love that you create blocks for beginners! It's such a pleasure to learn as you go - thank you!

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  5. I love the possibilities you showed with your block. Thank you.

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  6. What a great, but not complicated block. Thanks for showing several setting ideas. I really like the second, zigzag one.

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  7. sorry I am not going to leave my address here,but would happily give it to you if I were to win something! Ilove your block. I need to get my hands on this book sooner rather than later!when is the 17th again? =) Maybe one of Santa's Elves will check up on my wish list soon.

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  8. Wow, just by changing the color those three quilts look entirely different. Great job!

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  9. Love your block - has a great graphic appeal.

    What a cool idea for a magazine issue...lots of inspiration oozing within those pages!

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  10. I love this block. I'm going back now to look at more of your blog.

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  11. How nice to have a block that is so versitile and different in each setting.

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  12. I love your idea of block creation. Your block is wonderful! Hope I win!

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  13. nice block. Love how it seems so different when you change the fabrics.

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  14. Love your approach to the block - easy, beautiful, focus on fabrics -
    thanks for sharing

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  15. Love the versatility of your block. Congrats on being featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

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  16. I LOVE the different color-ways you have shown for the Ahoy block. The brights with black calls my name. HMMM... Kona cottons are on sale later this week... something to think about!
    Kathy Ellzey

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  17. Fun block and love what combinations you can do.
    Laura T

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  18. Me encanta el regalo. Felicidades.
      javasa4@hotmail.com

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  19. Great Block. Hope I'm the lucky one.

    Billie

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  20. I love the first combo!! Great block!! I'm printing this out if you don't mind!

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  21. I really like "ahoy", especially in the black/bright colors. it looks easy enough for a beginner, but really keeps your eyes moving across the quilt.
    Susa in NC

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  22. I love the block, it is so versatile. Thank you for showing the different colorways.

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  23. I love this block...it's so versatile...I can picture it in so many fabrics...love how you showed the various options as well!

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  24. Love the block!! And thanks for the other options!

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  25. Saturated colors-yum! Ahoy is definitely a block we can use over and over. Thanks, Carolyn!

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  26. Carolyn, I like that your block is beginner friendly, thank you! I like to make quilts for charity and your block will help make them faster and prettier.

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  27. I love this block! I think it would be fun to make a quilt with these blocks in some really bright and fun fabrics.

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  28. Great block, lot's of possiblities!

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  29. Thank you for sharing the possibilities. Lovely block!

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  30. What a wonderful block to try. Looks like a great block for kids to learn to sew.

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  31. Love the blog, looks beautiful and easy-to-do, please, please, pick me, pick me!

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  32. I love when designers show different color ways. Thank you.

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  33. Ooough this block has lots of possibilities! I love patterns that can look great scrappy or color coordinated! Congratulations on being part of a great magazine! ;)

    Glad I've found your blog, and thanks for the chance to win a free copy! ;)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  34. Great block. Love the color combinations that you chose. Hope I am the winner!!

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  35. I love your block. Thanks for keeping it simple!

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  36. What a great block and thanks so much for showing the different ways to set that up!

    Congrats on being chosen for this magazine and I can't wait to get a oopy and get started. So many projects, so little time!

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