Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winner

The lucky winner of a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks is Gill!  Gill, I will send you an email asking for your shipping address.

I went to the fabric store yesterday, and look what I saw...

I'm in TWO magazines at once!  Of course, I had to rearrange them so that Fons and Porter's Easy Quilts and Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks were next to each other for the photo shoot.  Oh and I do apologize to the poor unsuspecting shopper in the background.

Friday, November 9, 2012

100 Blocks!

Welcome to the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks blog tour.  I was so excited to find out that my block was appearing in Volumne 6 of the 100 Blocks magazine! 

What could be better than getting into 100 Blocks?  How about making the cover!  Take a second look at the cover and you will see my block.  I'm over the moon!

Elephante features a cute little elephant standing on a patchwork hill. The patchwork hill is easier than you would think.  First you piece all of your green patches, then using the pattern, you cut it to size and applique it on.

By flipping the block, you can have a whole row of Elephantes! In fact, I might just be planning a whole quilt based on this block.  More to come about that...

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, look what I found at the Quiltmaker booth during Market. Sooo over the moon!


Volume 6 is chalk full of great patterns made by wonderful designers.  The variety of patterns including paper piecing, applique and regular piecing just amazes me.  Would you like a free copy?  Just leave a comment and one lucky winner will receive a free copy.

Be sure to visit Quilt Maker and the rest of Today's Featured Designers for more chances to win:

  1. Lisa Bassett relativelycreativepatterns.com/blog/
  2. Thomas Knauer thomasknauersews.com/
  3. Debbie Maddy blog.calicocarriage.com/
  4. April Mazzoleni april-makingendsmeet.blogspot.com/
  5. Celine Perkins perkinsdrygoods.com/blog/
  6. Anita Grossman Solomon makeitsimpler.blogspot.com
  7. Toby Lischko gatewayquiltsnstuff.blogspot.com
  8. Janelle Noack janellenoack.blogspot.com.au
  9. Sarah Bisel milkandhoneydesigns.blogspot.com
  10. Mary Ellen Von Holt littlequilts.blogspot.com
  11. Debra Gabel zebrapatterns.com
  12. Cindy Simms cindysimms.blogspot.com
  13. Valerie Uland mccallsquilting.com/blogs/

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Give Away Winners

I'm running a little behind, but I'm OK with it. I hope you are:) Market seems to have zapped the energy right out of me - in a good way though.

So to catch up...The winners of the pattern give aways are....Kimberly and Pattij!  Send me a message at aprilmaedesigns@yahoo.com letting me know which pattern you would like, and I will send you a PDF version of the pattern.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Hello Sun

Market was amazing!  It was so much fun to see all of the new fabric lines and patterns and to meet so many talented people.  I think the highlight of the trip was chatting with Maryanne Fons, although Kaffe Fassett telling me that my (homemade) skirt was cool was a close second.

Everyone loved my Mustache Love and Sweet Ride patterns.  Jaybird Quilts even tweeted about it! 
I was officially there with Moose on the Porch Quilts since we were promoting Spring Time in the Rockies. Konda was nice enough to let Machelle and I launch our new pattern lines.  Hopefully it wasn't too confusing. 

There is still time to enter to win a copy of my patterns.  To enter, just post a comment in the last blog post here. A winner will be chosen tomorrow.

More about market later...now it's time for the November Hello Sun Block.

This sleepy little owl is enjoying a moment in the sun.  The instructions are available here. Can you believe there is only one month left?