Quiltermaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 3 Blog Tour!

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Hi everyone!

Well, the blog tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks is well underway and this is my day to talk about my block (and to giveaway a little something extra – see details below)!  I used Swiss Chocolate sample yardage, which I had just received at the time the block was designed.  You’ll find the pattern on page 46 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 3, which should be out on newstands next week.

A lot of you know that Swiss Chocolate was designed in two color stories: Mocha and Chocolate.  Since I used Mocha for the Swiss Chocolate quilt in Quiltmaker’s March/April 2011 issue, I decided to use the Chocolate color story for this block.  Here she is…

A few of the prints in this collection really lent themselves to fussy-cut pieces, and I decided to make use of this.  I had a hard time deciding between the stripe and the blossom print, but in the end I chose to use the stripe. 

I’ve heard from many people who used Swiss Chocolate in home decor projects, so I thought it would be great to show you a table runner using this block x 3, with variations. 

Chocolate Striped Runner

Chocolate Blossom Runner

Mocha Striped Runner

Mocha Blossom Runner

I’ll be kitting up one of these table runners (your choice!) for three lucky winners.  The first winner will also receive a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 3., courtesy of Quiltmaker.  I can’t absolutely promise that the packages will go out before Market (still sewing like mad around here), but I’ll try.  If not, they will go out the following week.  To enter:
Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite quilting technique is.  If you already are a follower, leave a comment about your favorite technique too.  (My kids will be forever grateful for the follower part because, if I reach 250 followers, we get to go out for ice cream!)  Also let me know what table runner kit you would choose.
If you comment anonymously, please leave your contact information in the post so that I can contact you!
Only one entry per person, please.
The deadline to enter the giveaway is on midnight Saturday, May 7th.
And remember that Quiltmaker will be giving away a yard of each print of THE ENTIRE LINE OF SWISS CHOCOLATE courtesy of Robert Kaufman, along with other great prizes, later in the week, so check out their site.   There are some great giveaways, along with links to other designers’ fabulous sites!

Have fun and happy sewing!
Amanda

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