New Quilt Pattern Magazine

Welcome to Quiltmaker’s on-line kickoff!

Once again, I’d like to introduce you to a new magazine.

The wonderful folks at Quiltmaker have come up with another volume of their new publication,

Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fall ’12

To answer your question; yes, I have a quilt included in this volume!

If you remember, I introduced my “No Ordinary Flake” block from Volume 2 here.

I showed you what you could do if you made 16 of those blocks and set them together with sashing.

I still love the look of this quilt!

When Volume 4 was released I introduced you to my Santa block here.

I showed you how you could make a tablerunner with this block, remember?

For this new magazine, the folks at Quiltmaker

asked designers to submit designs

using multiple blocks from past 100 Blocks issues to make quilts, tablerunners, etc.

Since I love to sew for Christmas…

I decided a quilt using those two blocks would be a nice mix.

Just 4 Santa blocks & a few flakes and you’re on your way to a new quilt!

I almost forgot. I’m a centerfold.

Well, my pattern is.

When you get your magazine, you’ll see my quilt right there in the middle with the applique sheet.

Don’t you love the bright, cheery Christmas fabrics?

They are Northcott’s Christmas Classics by Deborah Edwards.

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of the new issue,

go up, up, up,

to the top of this blog post and

leave a comment including your email address today.

For a chance win more fun stuff, go to

Quiltmaker’s blog, Quilty Pleasures.

From there be sure to visit the other bloggers participating too.

If you’d like a chance to win a free Suzn Quilts Pattern,

just subscribe to my blog.

In your comment let me know which of my patterns is your favorite and if you win I will put it in the mail to you.

You can view all of my patterns by visiting my website.

I will choose two winners for a free pattern.

If you are already a subscriber, let me know that and I will enter you in the drawing.

Thanks for joining in the fun.

Look for the new magazine at your local quilt shop or on your favorite newsstand today.

If you can’t find it, go to and purchase it there.

Good luck!

Until next time,


Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my block!

For me, it’s not hard to come up with new designs when I have such beautiful fabrics to work with.

I’m  impressed with all the May Day memories comments.

I really thought is was just some obscure memory that only I had…

I’m happy to report that the winner of the 100 Blocks Vol. 5 issue is

# 65 Cecilia

Cecilia, please send me your full name & address to receive your free issue.

For those of you that didn’t win, hopefully you can find the new 100 Blocks issue at your favorite newsstand.

If you have trouble finding it, you can always go to Quiltmaker’s site and buy it there.

I chose two subscribers to receive a free pattern of choice and they are,

#28 Barb N.


#68 Vicki T.

If you both want to let me know your choice and address, I will send you a free pattern.

Thanks for joining in on the blog hop!

Until next time,


I’m excited to announce that I designed another block that will be published in

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Volume 5!!!

Look for a blog tour sponsored by Quiltmaker starting April 30th.

The blog hop is full of freebies, including free issues of 100 Blocks Volume 5, the original signed blocks and lots more!

I will have freebies as well on my day, May 1st.

Stay tuned.

Until next time,


It’s available now!

You can see my block in the quilt made by Peg Spradlin on her website.

This is my block as it appeared in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 3.

 I wonder who won and owns it now???  See my signature under the “m”?  That’s one of the requirements of the challenge.  Each of the original 100 blocks featured is won in a drawing during the blog hop sponsored by Quiltmaker when the new issue is ready to debut.  You can see past blog hops sponsored by Quiltmaker here.

This it how I made it into a little quilt that was also featured in the gallery of that issue.

I love seeing how other quilters use my designs.

Now run out and get your very own copy before it’s too late!

Until next time,


It’s always fun to find something new and exciting, yes?

I heard at Fall International Quilt Market last October that Quiltmaker was working on a new publication, a magazine that quilt designers use multiple blocks from previous issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazines and put them together into one quilt. They can be your blocks or other designers’ blocks.

QFcover opt2 Announcing QM Rocks the Blocks

 Last month I was contacted by Quiltmaker because someone was inspired to use one of my blocks in their quilt and it made it into the first issue!  I couldn’t wait to find out which block they used and to see how they used it.

The issue goes on sale this week and on Tuesday, Quiltmaker is giving away 20 copies.

Good luck!

Until next time,


P.S. My friend, Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods, has a quilt included in the issue.

Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone that checked out The Quilt Pattern Magazine website and commented on my blog these pasts weeks.  I know it’s going to be fun to receive an on-line magazine full of new projects and not worry about clutter or recycling.

Using a number generator, the lucky winner of a year’s subscriptions is:

 M  Rosemary Dempster, Congratulations!

You have until January 31st to claim your prize of a year’s free subscription at The Quilt Pattern Magazine.  To those of you who are not winners, you can still get a great magazine at a wonderful price just by subscribing.

Until next time, Happy New Year!



That’s right, just one more day to comment on the New Quilt Pattern Magazine!  I’ll pick a lucky winner on January 1st.  If you want a chance to win a free year’s subscription you better act fast!!! Click the image below and go check out the new magazine’s website, then come back here and leave me a comment to be entered to win.

Good Luck!

Until next time,


« Previous PageNext Page »