Thursday, May 1, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9 Blog Tour

Welcome, Bloghoppers! I am both thrilled and honored to be one of many talented designers participating in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 Blog Tour. Click on the link to learn more about the tour and see other designers' beautiful work. And read through to learn about two ways to win!

My block is called Season's Greetings and can be found on page 59 of this issue. So without further ado...


I was so excited when I found out that my embroidery would be a part of Volume 9! Let me share with you a little bit of my process in coming up with this block.

I always start with pencil and paper. And so often when I sit down to draw, snowmen appear! I may intend to draw something for spring, and I end up with snowflakes and sleds. Perhaps it's my Minnesota surroundings...?? And picking out fabrics - so much fun.

Hammer out a few calculations...

And trace out the pattern... I like to use a water soluble fabric pen for all of my embroidery. I tend to veer outside the lines a lot (only sometimes on purpose), and this pen allows me the freedom to change my mind as I go.

Here I've redone the block in bluework and turned it into a little throw pillow! Another option would be to just bind the block and have a seasonal wall hanging for your home. 

                                                                                                           


Now for your chance to win! Leave a comment on this post, telling me what you like best about embroidery, and your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a free issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9. Comment by midnight on Friday May 2nd, and a winner will be chosen on Sunday May 4th. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact the winner!

Want another way to win? Go to www.facebook.com/blueberrybackroads, and comment on today's post. Say anything you'd like, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win an issue of Volume 9 along with my two newest patterns (yet to be released!!)

And be sure to check out other designers' beautiful work at Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 Blog Tour. See more of the blog tour, and learn how you can win more fun giveaways.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching!
Sara