Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9

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Announcement:  The winner of the fat quarter bundle and magazine over here is Amy DeCesare and the winner over on my instagram account is crazyquiltlena.  Congratulations, ladies!  Send me your snail mail addresses and I’ll get them out to you.  Thanks to everyone for the helpful comments – you’ve given me so many ideas!

It is Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks time again and today is my day blog about my block and have a giveaway!

Can you guess the inspiration for my block?  It kind of knocks you over the head, doesn’t it? It is my fabric line, “Topiary” for Blend Fabrics, which, in turn, is inspired by the gardens of the South. (I’d show you a picture of my garden, but I have whatever is opposite of a green thumb, so that’s no fun…)

I wanted to do a  simple-to-sew appliqué block so I chose one of the trees I drew for this line and enlarged it quite a bit, then added borders and corners so that it would create a diamond pattern when joined with its neighbors.

So… onto the giveaway.  Quiltmaker is giving a copy of the magazine to one of you and I’m throwing in a fat quarter bundle of Topiary!  To enter, leave me a comment letting me know what colors you’d most like to see in a quilt collection for a boy.  (I know this is off-topic considering the style of the fabric in this block… but I’m curious.)  And I’ll also be picking an additional winner from my instagram followers so if you don’t follow me there already please consider it.  (My user name over there is amandamurphydesign.)  The deadline to enter is this Friday, May 2nd, at midnight.

They have lots of other great prizes over on the Quiltmaker blog so make sure to stop by!  (Including a grand prize at the end of the week that has both my books, as well as all sorts of other goodies!)

Happy sewing.

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