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. Carin says:

    The quilt looks amazing!

  2. Carrie P. says:

    interesting technique. thanks for sharing it and for the giveaway.

  3. Billie K says:

    That makes a great design all put together.

  4. Debby says:

    Pretty block – very interesting technique. Congrats on being published and thanks for the chance to win! :)

  5. MargaretQuilts says:

    This is an interesting technique and resulted in a pretty block.

  6. Deb says:

    Always interested to learn new techniques. Such a pretty block.

  7. Emily C says:

    Lovely block.

  8. rosa says:

    Fantastoc design and technique.Thanks for sharing !!

  9. lindawwww says:

    Thanks for the demo. I really like the result!

  10. Clara says:

    Thanks for using this new product, Fabric Magic, in your block. I’ve been reading about it several places but didn’t know someone who used it. The colors in your block are very contemporary.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop!!

  11. ritainalaska says:

    love the pepperment petals block! it’s 3D panel is a unique feature … and you make it look easy. it make a charming quilt, perhaps for my teeny dggd’ christmas.

  12. OHHH…I really want to try this! Really nice!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  13. Wendy says:

    Cute! I have been wanting to try Fabric Magic, looks like fun! Thanks!

  14. Lovely idea and fabric, thanks for sharing Scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

  15. Cathryn H. says:

    This is a different technique for me – I guess I’ll be trying something new! Yea! always open for new stuff.

  16. Angelia Barger says:

    neat block, nice seeing what Fabric Magic looks like before you trimmed. keep thinking about trying it was wondering how it would really work in a quilt. looks neat

  17. Patricia Hersl says:

    Something different. Good job.

  18. sandyb720 says:

    Love the petals. Love the tutorial. Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  19. Very interesting concept. I appreciate the layout idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Barbara says:

    I love this technique and the block is beautiful.

  21. Maureen says:

    What a pretty block! I love the technique. Thanks for a chance at the give-away!

  22. Cecilia says:

    That’s pretty neat. I love the ruffled look.

  23. Mary says:

    Your block is so unique and pretty. Congratulations on being included in the magazine.

  24. Eva says:

    Interesting technique used in this block, love the colors as well.

  25. Karrie Smith says:

    Congrats on the block and thanks for the tutorial!

  26. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Love that fabric! (I love anything pink.) :P Cute block. Haven’t seen this product before, so I loved seeing your results.
    Congratulations on being included in the book!

  27. Interesting technique.. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

  28. Sharon B says:

    Great! I love it. Congrats on being in the book.

  29. Barb Johnson says:

    I never considered using “ruffled” fabric in a quilt! That’s what I love about this blog tour – so many new ideas!

  30. Diane says:

    Great use of the new product. It really adds a romantic flair to the block. Thanks for the opportunity!

  31. Julie in WA says:

    I have always wondered how that ripply product worked! It gives great dimension to your block!

  32. Collette says:

    ingenious block! thanks for the ideas.

  33. lou says:

    Love fabric magic! Never thought to use it in a quilt. I made pillows.

  34. Judith says:

    I’ve never seen that product used before. It really does add an interesting texture to the block.

  35. Sandy W. says:

    What a clever idea. I have that product, but haven’t used it yet. You’ve inspired me. Thanks and congratulations.

  36. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    Very nice quilt block.

  37. thunder says:

    fabric magic..indeed :)

  38. missmoozie says:

    Lovely block, so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. MoeWest says:

    I’ve never tried Fabric Magic but I like the effect. I love the quilt you made from this block.

  40. Judy1522 says:

    Very interesting technique really adds dimension to your quilt.

  41. lia says:

    Never tried this technique, but I like the effect. Great to discover new ideas.

  42. KimaliePortalupi says:

    Thank you for participating in this blog tour :) I have really been enjoying it a lot! I heard about this blog tour through my e-mail address. I love receiving the McCall’s e-newsletter!

  43. KimaliePortalupi says:

    ThAnks for participating in this blog tour! I heard about this blog tour from McCall’s e-newsletter.

  44. l says:

    love the use for Fabric magic-thank you

  45. Helen says:

    I’ve struggled to figure out how to use some darling plisse in a quilt because of the “wrinkles” but you’ve shown it can be done. Great block!

  46. Brenda J. says:

    Interesting technique. Congratulations on having your block published and thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Sherill says:

    I like the effect of the Fabric Magic. Lots of texture in the quilt.

  48. Catherine Dorsey says:

    I have not heard of Fabric Magic, but looks like it would be fun to play with. Congrats on getting your block published. Thanks for the give-away.

  49. Lyn says:

    I’ve never tried Fabric Magic (and to be honest, the first thought I had was that all those ruffles would be a magnet for cat fur!) but I think this block would look great flat also (and I wouldn’t have to chase my spoiled Maine Coon off it!) :-)

  50. Konda says:

    I love how the leaves come together in the quilt from your block! I haven’t tried Fabric Magic yet. This looks like a fun way to use it!

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