I'm so excited that my easy little 'Climbing Squares' block was chosen for Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Volume 9 (available on newsstands May 6th). It's even on the front cover, can you guess which one?
This is it. I originally stitched it up in a couple of my favorite Heather Ross prints and some Riley Blake blue as an accent.
The larger squares in the block are perfect for fussy cutting.
After I was notified that my block would be in the magazine, I was offered the chance to make a quilt to be included also. I didn't have much time, so I quickly put together four blocks with a bit of sashing to make this wall quilt in some bright Ellen Luckett Baker prints from Kokka (this collection is called Garden). My sister Beka has claimed this quilt, lol. I might as well write to Quiltmaker's 100 and ask them not to return it to me, but send it straight to her!
When I was working on a quilt block to submit, my goal was to design a simple block that could make lots of different quilts. In the end I decided on this basic chevron pattern that when rotated could make lots of different patterns within the quilt. Here are only four, but I'm sure there are many more.
There are lots of beautiful blocks in this issue of Quiltmaker's 100, but if you're looking for mine, my block is on page 54 and my quilt is on page 14.
There's a blog tour this week over at Quiltmaker.com this week. Click the image above to see.
And if you want to win a copy, simply tell me in the comments below why you love to quilt. Make sure you enter your email address when you leave your comment so I can contact you if you win. I'll close the comments and let Random.org pick the winner on Sunday night May 4th.
***Update*** Congrats to the winner Lee Ann L! Hurry and send me your address. :)