Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 3

Sherri and I just love Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazines and we’re delighted that we’ve each gotten to design a block for each one. Here’s my design for volume 3 and I’m so pleased with how it came out.

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My Rose Garden block!

I love little nine-patches and have included them in several of my quilts over the years. And I’ve always been enthralled with patterns like Ocean Waves that give the illusion of curved piecing with straight-edge patches. When I combined those two ideas with my favorite pink and green palette, this is what emerged. Fortunately I have a stash the size of Mt. Rushmore so I was able to find just the right floral for the center of my block. I’d love to see my block in other colorways, so if you make it, please let me know by adding a comment. And then please post a photo to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mccallsquilting ). Thanks!


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And here's Sherri's Garden Spot block!

Sherri says, “I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics, but don’t always know what to do with those big prints. I designed this block to showcase one of my favorites! Leave a comment below to be entered in a random drawing for a free issue.”

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70 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 3

  1. barbara says:

    Very pretty blocks, I too like the illusion of curved pieceing with staright lines

  2. Laura says:

    What wonderful comments! Thanks so much. And don’t worry about the little nine-patches being difficult. They finish at 1 1/2″, so you’re not working with tiny strips. I just pressed my fabric with starch alternative before I cut my strips and then sewed slowly and the nine-patches were done in about 1/2 hour.

  3. Nancy Sue says:

    Congrats on being featured in the magazine! A great block to showcase a fussy cut fabric in the center :)

  4. Karen says:

    Love the colors and fussy cutting touch. I’d love to win the magazine

  5. Marlene says:

    nice going …both of you!

  6. amy dame says:

    both of the blocks are fabulous! i love the look of curved piecing as well, and i agree with Sherri regarding Kaffe Fassett fabrics too! congratulations to both of you!

  7. Cory says:

    I love both of these blocks. Thank you for sharing them with us. Take care and God bless, Cory

  8. Bonnie says:

    I love the colors of these blocks as well as the design.

  9. Shelly R says:

    beautiful blocks

  10. Annmarie says:

    2 wonderful ‘Garden” blocks – my favorite kind. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

  11. Pamela Reim says:

    The “100 Blocks” series is a terrific reference especially when you need something different for a block exchange.

  12. Kris S says:

    I love Kaffe Fassett fabric too and sometimes find it overwhelming. You did a nice job of using it here.

  13. Laura Cahill says:

    Great blocks!

  14. jil says:

    Thanks for sharing your solution to using big prints, beautifully colorful Kaffe Fassett prints have been a struggle to use for me too. These designs are very pleasing and I dig 9 patch too (not sure why, just do!)

  15. Dana Hines says:

    I love both blocks! I used to think I was more of a traditionalist when it came to fabrics, but more and more I realize that the bright florals and batiks are what I love! I also love your color combos, they make me think of spring, which in Colorado is long overdue (snow yesterday and today)

  16. Every time i come here I am not dissapointed, nice post.

  17. Julie T. says:

    I like the way the Kaffe Fasset fabrics were used. I also like the Kaffe and Phillip Jacobs fabrics. SOmetimes I just cut 6.5 inch blocks and make a quilt that way! Easy-peeze, but the results are stunnning.

  18. Joan says:

    What an interesting way to incorporate the great summer colors and patterns with traditional techniques. Love it!!

  19. Peggy Tackett says:

    LOVE both blocks. Will certainly be adding this new issue to my HUGE collection of all special issues as well as years of subscription issues. You all do such wonderful work and I sincerely appreciate everyones efforts in creating a wonderful product :)

  20. MarciaW says:

    Both blocks are gorgeous!

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