Peppermint Petals – Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 6

Cover2 Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6I had the pleasure of contributing my Peppermint Petals block design to the 6th Volume of sister publication Quiltmaker‘s popular 100 Blocks collector’s edition, and am delighted to join in the blog tour…welcome to McCall’s Quilting Editor’s Blog!final w pattern Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6When I saw Robyn Pandolph’s Incense & Peppermints collection designed for RJR Fabrics, I thought of soft, romantic ruffles. I had a sample of Fabric Magic by Pellon from Spring 2012 International Quilt Market, and decided this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

I started by using my ruler as a straight edge to draw the first stitch line parallel with the shortest edge of the Fabric Magic. After pinning the Fabric Magic to the center panel, I used a walking foot and stitch guide set at 1″ from the needle to stitch all the horizontal lines.

stitch using guide Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6I followed the directions on the package of the Fabric Magic, and first steamed the back of the block section, then the front. Remember not to let the iron touch the Fabric Magic, but rather just let the steam shrink it.

steam back Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6steam front1 Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6This part was fun! I tried to be sure I had evenly steamed all areas on the front and back to prevent any further alteration in the fabric section later.

Here’s what the panel section looked like after…a little wonky, but trims nicely down to the right size.warped no worries Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6I used the soft-appliqué technique for the petals…click here for a helpful McCall’s Quilting University video demonstration.petals Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6I used a machine blanket-stitch to attach the petals, and carefully trimmed the backing away from behind each petal. trim backing Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6Image below is quick mock-up of my concept for a completed quilt using the Peppermint Petals block. Be sure to email a photo if you give this block a try or use it in a quilt of your own…I would love to see!Peppermint Petals 350px Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6And last but not least, leave a comment below to be entered to win a FREE copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 6! We’ll randomly choose a winner on Monday, November 12.

Editor’s note 11/12/12:temp winner Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6Congratulations to our winner, Stephanie Matz!

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165 Responses to Peppermint Petals – Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 6

  1. judy rahaeuser says:

    Nice block. Never thought to use the crinkling fabric in invidual blocks.

  2. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    Nice way to use fabric! great quilt!

  3. Mary says:

    Lovely! What a nice use of texture! THANKS for sharing!

  4. Becky M says:

    Wow, that is a clever block! great job!

  5. Mary Ellen Adams says:

    I have not used this product yet, so your block would be a good place to start!

  6. Gill says:

    What a great block!
    I’ve never heard of fabric magic but I’d like to try some – do you know if it’s available in the UK??

  7. sue B says:

    What a fun looking project. I have not heard of the product you used. Love the effect.

  8. Robyn Brown says:

    That is cool!

  9. Joanna says:

    Peppermint Petals is very different and looks terrific. I like the name you chose, too.

  10. Bev Gunn says:

    Very interesting use of new products! Love the secondary design your block makes when set into top!

  11. Mary Jo Jones says:

    Peppermint Petals is gorgeous…love the simplicity yet so striking. I have yet to use Fabric Magic…gotta give it a try now! Thanks.

  12. Dee says:

    Love this quilt as I am big on texture. Very coo.

  13. Lee Ann L. says:

    Love the look! I’ll have to try some of that fabric magic soon!

  14. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Great block – thanks for sharing the technique in making it. And thanks for the chance to win.

  15. KT says:

    Love seeing how you got that great ruffled look for your block. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Becky Greene says:

    Such an innovative block and product!. A quilt made with this block would be so fullof texture and cuddliness :-) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  17. Bernie S says:

    Thanks for sharing not only your block, but a new product as well.

  18. Jitka says:

    Great! I have never thought about quilting this way.

  19. CelticRose says:

    Congratulations on being included in the magazine!

  20. Jamie says:

    I really enjoyed reading how your block is put together. I love the textured look that the fabric magic adds to the block

  21. Denise says:

    Love the color choice. I will have to give this product a second look after seeing what you have done with it.

  22. Margaret Lawrence says:

    Love this! Your choice of the Robyn Pandolph fabric plays so well with the ‘frillyness’ achieved with the Fabric Magic technique.

  23. Donna says:

    Great block , different look.

  24. Lori S says:

    That is very pretty. A really neat use of the product. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Such an unusual idea! It is delightful to see works by such creative designers.

  26. Dana says:

    What a cute idea to use the fabric magic. I think I need to try this. Thanks.

  27. Vicki H says:

    I like the effect of that technique. I have never seen it before. Thanks for sharing.

  28. kathy h says:

    Cute block and the quilt you posted looks so pretty.

  29. Patricia says:

    I love your sweet block! Congrats on being published & thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

  30. Claire says:

    cool block, thanks for sharing.

  31. Karyn Ashley Smith says:

    ohhh, a new technique! LOVE the look & can’t wait to try this out! Thank you… love the colors on your block too!

  32. Lisa Marie says:

    I have never tried Fabric Magic but it looks like it would be fun to play with. I’m excited to get this magazine, thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Sandra Timmons says:

    Peppermint Petals – such a creative idea. So dainty and beautiful. I love pink. So delicate and so feminine. What a beautiful quilt this will make. Thank you for sharing and giving all of your followers a chance to win their own copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 6.

    Sandi T.

  34. Rose says:

    Nice block, congrats and thanks for a chance to win.

  35. You go Val–great use of everything–from fabric to finished product!!

  36. Brenda Hulsey says:

    Great looking block without using the fuseable to make the wrinkled fabric! Thanks!

  37. Beth T. says:

    Interesting–thanks for introducing me to a new product. And congratulations on a pretty block.

  38. Mary W says:

    What an interesting block. I like the simplicity. Thank you for sharing.

  39. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    What a unique idea. I would like to give this one a try. Thanks for being in the hop.

  40. Carol Sc says:

    Setting your blocks as a strippy totally changes the look of the block — what a total surprise. I’m going to try that with some other blocks, too. Thanks for the tutorial on using the texture product and for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  41. Mary Jo says:

    I just love the antique-y look of this block! I am going to have to try your technique!! I hate to see this blog tour leave us! I have really enjoyed it!

  42. Pamela Reim says:

    Fun stuff to use isn’t it? Thks

  43. Pat V. says:

    I never would have thought of this. This blog hop is so illuminating!

  44. Marilyn Robertson says:

    Beautiful block and quilt! Thanks for entering me in your drawing!

  45. Gun Adrian says:

    Interesting fabric! Never heard of it before. Makes the block look very different!
    Gun, Sweden

  46. Beth Strand says:

    What a fun use of texture! Thanks for sharing it!

  47. Hueisei says:

    Very different look of the block! I love the idea. So fresh and creative. Well done!

  48. Great idea and fun block!

  49. Leanne says:

    I’ve never tried Fabric Magic…looks like great, girly stuff. As mom to three boys, there’s not a lot of girly stuff around, but I find it where I can! I love your block. It would be a beautiful quilt for a baby girl.

  50. Judy says:

    The fabric magic is beautifil! Helpful for 3-D “dresses” quilting!

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