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 A says:

    Your Peppermint Petals block design is so pretty!
    Congratultions on making the 100 Quilters Magazine!

  2. Gwen says:

    I had not seen the fabric magic before, what a great way to add texture to a quilt.
    What a difference it makes. I really like what you did. Thanks for the chance to

  3. Stephanie Matz says:

    What an interesting idea! Thanks for the tutorial on the technique. Love the block. Thanks again for sharing!

  4. Margaret Schindler says:

    Love the texture Cute idea Thanks for the chance to win

  5. Anne C. says:

    Very creative to add texture to a block. Would be a great block for a baby quilt.

  6. Kris Searle says:

    Fabric magic makes such an interesting effect on the fabric. Nice tutorial, by the way. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Vivian says:

    Ha, another thing to add to my “must try” list! Cute block I can see that as a baby quilt. Thanks. Vivian

  8. Regina says:

    ooh – love the additional texture this creates!!

  9. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    Love the tutorial!

  10. Gloria Gleason says:

    Oooh, I love that Pellon Magic product! Wait til my quilting friends get hold of that!! Thank you so much for your talents, generosity, and this blog.

  11. Teresa says:

    That special fabric looks like fun. thanks for sharing your block

  12. Amy says:

    Would love to win!

  13. Lisa's Chaos says:

    There’s something so delicate about brown and pink together – love it!

  14. Debra Neiman says:

    I have not used fabric magic yet. Love your block. I want to win!

  15. Cathy B says:

    LOVE your block! Congratulations on getting in the magazine!

  16. E. Engman says:

    What an intriguing technique. It works really well with the pink and white fabric.

  17. PJB says:

    I’ve never heard of Fabric Magic. It’s nice to see a new quilting tool used.

  18. Judy says:

    I have used Fabric Magic as part of my embellishment but not as part of the block. Thanks for the great idea. The block is so pretty made up in the quilt. I especially like the brown and pink tones.

  19. Lisa E says:

    Wow, the ruffle is so different and unexpected. Great job.

  20. Kathy Leake says:

    Very sweet block! Congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to win.

  21. Aliza says:

    Very interesting….

  22. Kathy says:

    I love your block and I loved reading about your “Fabric Magic” experience. I have some and want to use it in a baby quilt, but haven’t had the chance yet. This gets me excited to sit down and start – immediately.

  23. VickiT says:

    What an interesting quilt block. Fabric Magic is so much fun to use but I never would have thought to use it in a quilt. Great idea.

  24. Sandy says:

    That is so amazing and so interesting. I love it. I’m going to have to get me some of that Fabric Magic, and try it out!


  25. Kelly Cline says:

    What a great block! Something I will be trying for sure. Congrats!

  26. usairdoll says:

    What a neat block! I’ve never tried Fabric Magic but it looks like fun. Congratulations on having your block published.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  27. Debbie Rhodes says:

    That looks like a lot of fun will have to try this… thank you

  28. Tamsyn says:

    Love this block! Tamsyn

  29. CJ says:

    Cute quilt!

  30. Denise :) says:

    How fun! I love texture and things that create eye interest, so this is right up my proverbial alley! :)

  31. Sandi says:

    I like how you did your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Susan C says:

    The texture in this block is wonderful! I am anxious now to try this product, lots of possibilities.

  33. Sandra Aiken says:

    Great block, different look. Something new to try. Interesting.

  34. Sandy says:

    Interesting way to use the fabric magic.

  35. Linda E in AZ says:

    Cute idea, thanks for sharing

  36. Jeanne says:

    Love your pretty block and the Fabric Magic you used with it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. arlette says:

    Wish we could have the Magic Fabric here…, the block’s stunning!!!

  38. I like the long striped quilt and how the petals form flowers at the corners together!

  39. Bonnie says:

    Love your Peppermint Petals block. Thank you for the detailed instructions.

  40. I really like that you used Fabric Magic in the block! I have seen that used in a lot of places, but still wasn’t really sure what I could do with it, but this is perfect!

  41. Angie says:

    Very creative! I’ve never heard of Fabric Magic but it looks like it’d be fun to play with!

  42. Kate says:

    Cute idea, I can never think of ways to use the texture magic…Thanks for the chance!

  43. Tami Chaulk says:

    Peppermint Petals is lovely. Thank you for introducing me to fabric magic as I hadn’t seen it used before. Congratulations for having your block published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks and thanks for the chance to win a copy of it!

  44. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    I really like the way it looks put together in stripes

  45. I really like that technique, looks like fun to try.


  46. Madeline says:

    well, this block has me going back to McCall’s to see the applique video. Didnt realize it was even there! thanks!

  47. Jocelyn says:

    Very cool and unique block! Thanks for sharing a copy of the latest issue of 100 Blocks.

  48. Tanja H says:

    I love the technique. It’s so pretty.

  49. Kathy H says:

    I’ve seen products like Fabric Magic before, but I always wonder what I would do with it. Thanks for giving us an example!

  50. Sallie says:

    So pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

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