Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 12 Blog Tour


Welcome to my post for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 12 Blog Tour!

I’m extra excited to share today’s patterns because it’s not only one of my favorite things I’ve shared with Quiltmaker, but it’s one of my favorite patterns that I’ve ever designed!

I had such fun creating this block and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Be sure to keep reading to the end to find out how to be entered to win today’s prize!

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016

Here it is: Special Delivery!

You’ll find this red-wearing fella and his sleigh full of presents on page 19 of Vol. 12.

See more of my Sunbonnet Sue designs.

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016 To add a to the fun, I embellished my block with hand embroidery (patterns included in the magazine).

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016

How about a snowflake? Here in Austin, Texas, it’s likely to be the only snow I see this year!

I also had a lot of fun playing with Special Delivery and combining this block with some of my other designs to see what kind of fun quilt layouts I could come up with.

Here are two of my favorites:

Table Runner idea with Special Delivery and On, Dasher! by Jennifer Ofenstein

Here, Special Delivery meets my reindeer block, On, Dasher! for a fun Christmas-themed table runner.

Quilt idea with Special Delivery and On, Dasher! by Jennifer Ofenstein

This layout is a bit more ambitious, with the same number of blocks as the table runner, but with the reindeer set in an arc. I just love this idea! Imagine this with a fun snowflake print fabric or lovely hand embroidered embellishments like oodles of snowflakes and reins for the reindeer team!

On, Dasher! A paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

Like On, Dasher? You can find him in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

Just like all of my patterns, Special Delivery and the above fun layouts were designed in EQ.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, Fall 2015

And now, I have the pleasure of giving away a free copy of this issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!  

To enter to win, share your favorite winter activity in comments. Easy peasy!

Only comments that include contact information will be eligible to win.

Winner to be contacted Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Get a personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 12 from my Etsy shop. My supplies are limited, so order now!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Tour!


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147 thoughts on “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 12 Blog Tour

  1. Beth T.

    Since we moved to the country, in the Pacific NW, my favorite winter activity is to play in the snow with our dogs.

  2. Susan

    Oh, the pattern is adorable. Congrats on the publish. The pattern is great stand alone and even better with Dasher. I know you are not apt to see any more snow that with your design in Austin. However, my daughter lives in Albuquerque and teaches high school math. Yesterday she sent me a pix of her school parking lot covered in snow. That’s crazy. Thanks for the giveaway, too.

  3. usairdoll

    What a darling block! Combining it with the reindeer is just gorgeous!

    Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker’s 100, Vol.12.!


  4. usairdoll

    What a darling block and combining it with the reindeer is a must! Gorgeous!

    Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker’s 100, Vol.12.!


  5. Heather Hansen

    What a cute block! It is so fun and whimsical and combines perfectly with your reindeer block!! Ingratiation a on another successful design!

    My favorite winter activity is to get together with my family at my parent’s cabin- something I haven’t been able to do for many years, but I have many wonderful memories of Christmases at the cabin!!

  6. Michele

    My favorite winter activity is hand quilting. Not very active, I know, especially when I snack as I hand quilt. Wish it were skiing or snowboarding…

  7. Robyn Conners

    Great block! This will be my second winter in a place that has snow (I moved from California to Kansas). We didn’t have much snow last year and I’m dying to have a SNOW day so that I can have a SEW day with music playing and the fireplace roaring! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Mary Bakke

    Your block is cute. My favorite winter time is when the family gathers at the cabin and we take long walks in the snow then gather around the fireplace to drink warm apple cider. Snow and family times—perfect joy.

  9. Dana Gaffney

    Cute block and I really like the table runner idea. I love anything that has to do with snow, it doesn’t snow here so playing in it is always a treat.

  10. Allison Evrard

    Your block is wonderful! I particularly like it as part of the table topper. My favorite winter activity is quilting, of course.

  11. KT

    Great block–love it combined with your reindeer! My favorite winter activity these days is shoveling snow with my dog–it’s so fun to throw it into the air and watch him leap and twist in the air trying to catch it!

  12. Sandi

    Wonderful block! I am really enjoying seeing the holidays blocks. My favorite winter time activity is going to FL as I live in NY and don’t like the cold and snow. Thanks for a chance to win.

  13. Katie T

    I love the block – looks like Santa’s cap is about to fly off his head! My favorite winter activity is having hot chocolate or something a little stiffer after a day of shoveling, because by God, I’ve earned it!

  14. valerie guthrie

    My favorite winter activity is swimming in the Florida sun as I my body will no longer tolerate the winter weather in the Northeast. Forced to become a snowbird but quilt in both locations

  15. Kathleen

    This block is adorable! My favorite winter activity is baking Christmas cookies, in quantity, with my adult daughters. Fun times!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  16. Gwen

    You continue to out due yourself Jennifer…great new pattern…I love to quilt during the winter…and always.

  17. Shelley

    I just love your sled pattern…and the embroidery adds such a lovely touch. My favorite winter activity is baking! Warms the tummy and the kitchen too!

  18. charmedlife2006

    Love your sled pattern and the embroidered details add a lovely touch. My favorite winter activity is baking…warms the tummy and the kitchen too!

  19. Suzanne Cooper

    My favorite winter activity is baking cookies. It is finally cool enough here in Central Texas to warm up that oven.

  20. Loris Mills

    What a cute and creative Sunbonnet Sue! Such a fun block!
    Winter is very mild in my neck of the woods. I miss the snow but I’m mostly hoping for lots of rain this year. California needs it!

  21. soozspeak

    Jennifer, you have done it again! That is one of the cutest patterns I’ve ever seen. And the table runner made with the two blocks is precious. I have a niece or two who might be getting one those for Christmas – if I can get everything else I have planned done! – SuzyQuilts

  22. Mary Mills

    I live in Arizona so winter is a little different here. I love to take my young granddaughters (2, 5 &7) to the park to play. It’s not to hot and not too cold; it’s just right! For grownup time, hot toddies by a fire pit.

  23. Amy L

    Fun, fun, fun block, and even moreso when combined with your reindeer one. My favorite winter activity is hand quilting with a bunch of friends in front of a roaring fire.

  24. catskillquilter

    I like to get out and walk or garden a little in the winter, and sit on my patio and visit with neighbors. Summer here in Florida is too hot for many outdoor activities…

  25. Lisa Marie

    Well, I guess quilting is the obvious answer for a favorite winter activity! I also used to enjoy snow skiing, but lately it makes my knees awfully angry.

  26. Tina Jeo

    My favorite winter activities is to play in the snow with dogs and kid and come inside to a nice fire for some hot chocolate.

  27. Nancysue

    This block cracks me UP!!!! So great!!!! Here in Maryland we love sledding and making igloos (I have an 8 yr old boy). We are going to try glowing igloos this year with glow sticks. Seeing we have had the warmest November, we are ready for some snow makin’ temps! Congrats again on a great block…. so cute!

  28. Cindy K.

    Your Sunbonnet block is really cute…congrats on being in the magazine. As I get older I think my favorite winter activity is just snuggling under a quilt on my couch and working on some hand sewing. I am here in Central Texas and if it keeps raining like it is today we might not see snow but maybe ice….stay warm and keep on with the wonderful blocks.

  29. Linda Pearman

    I love your block and the reindeer ! I live in a place where it doesn’t snow but I love preparing for the holidays and then spending family time together. Linda

  30. Capella Weems

    My favorite Winter activity is making snow cream and sitting by the fire. Your block is wonderful…perfect.

  31. Diane Harris

    Great job on your post, Jennifer! I love your Special Delivery block SO much. And combining it with the reindeer is really wonderful. Thanks for being with us on the blog tour and doing a great job with promotions. We really appreciate it.

    Diane at Quiltmaker

  32. Melody Lutz

    Your block made me giggle! Favorite activity is baking cookies with my niece. She is now 9 and this will be session number 7. She folds ingredients better than a professional.

  33. Beth at Quilting Hottie Haven

    I love your block and I love that you love it too! We should be proud when we create something fabulous.

    Winter is my favorite season. I hate being hot, so winter delivers better temps for me. My favorite activities are skiing and tubing. And also warming adult beverages by the fire after these activities.

  34. chanzy01

    I love the temps of winter and how pretty it is when it snows but hate going out in it. My favorite activity in the winter is sewing from my nice cozy sewing room while watching it snow.

  35. Cecilia

    Cute block! Since I live in Florida, my favorite winter activity is sitting on my lanai enjoying the mild weather. 🙂

  36. Pat K

    Love your block in the table runner. My favorite winter activity is going to NY to see the Christmas windows and the Rockefeller Center tree.

  37. buntyw

    Great block – it would make a fabulous Christmas runner!
    I love walking with my husband and children in the winter

  38. Pat K

    I love your block in the table runner. My favorite winter thing is going to NY to see the CHristmas windows and Rockefeller Center tree.

  39. JoyceLM

    My favorite winter activity is sitting in my easy chair inside my warm house, with my cat in my lap, a hot cup of tea next to my left elbow, and a good juicy mystery book in my hands. Love your block. Thanks.

  40. Diane S

    I love your block with the reindeer. He looks a bit lonely by himself. Expecting a rainy winter here in southern California so sewing might be my favorite activity this year. And maybe drive to the mountains and visit the snow!

  41. MC

    I’m pretty bad at winter… but this year I’ve invested in some really good outdoor gear and I’m hoping to walk to and from work every day. So far so good!

  42. Janie Overcash

    My favorite winter activity or any other season, is sewing/quilting. Your designs are wonderful. I am finishing my POD, almost ready to start quilting it. Thank you for your wonderful designs.

  43. mumbird3

    Such a cute block – love it! My fav winter time activity is watching the snow fall! But I can only do that when I go North! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

  44. farmquilter

    Santa and his sleigh are adorable!!! Love him with the reindeer, especially in the quilt with the deer in an arc!!!!! In the winter I enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and quilting! Congratulations on being in this issue of Quiltmaker!

  45. cdahlgren2013

    Love the box of gifts block! What an adorable Christmas placemats they would make, may need to enlarge it, but that’s not too terrible usually. I live where it’s below 0 Farenheit a good part of the winter, so my favorite winter activity is crafting(usually quilting). cdahlgren at live dot com

  46. Jennifer

    Winter months are for quilting, plain and simple. Although, then and again, a good snowball fight with the kids is a blast!

  47. Annmarie

    Cute block! I live in northern Wisconsin & we get lots of snow, so I love to cross-country ski and snowshoe all Winter long!

  48. Wanda

    My favorite winter-time activity here in NE Iowa is to stay inside and QUILT! Congratulations on your block and thanks for the chance to win!

  49. kthurn

    Since I will be spending my second winter in Arizona instead of North Dakota, my favorite winter activity is sitting on my patio sipping coffee enjoying the sunshine instead of battling the ice and snow. I will miss making and eating soup and fresh baked bread. However, I brought my quilting projects with to keep me busy. kthurn@bektel.com

  50. Nann

    Besides lots of quilting in my cozy basement studio, a highlight of our winter is the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden every February. Your block is delightful. Thanks for the giveway opportunity.

  51. duchick

    Love those reindeer! My husband has worked for John Deere for over 35 years, so we have many “deer” around our house during the holiday season. Living in Iowa, I should enjoy outdoor snow activities, but I don’t. I prefer to sew the day away or curl up with my pup and a good book in front of the fire. duchick at gmail dot com

  52. Stephanie

    My favorite winter activity is to curl up in a cozy chair in a dark room with a mug of cocoa (with marshmallows) and a candle on the window-sill, and watch the snow come down. Works best if you have a flood-light mounted above the window (on the outside).
    If not that, then sewing.

  53. Liz Engman

    What a fun block! I especially like the stitched swirl, maybe of snow. The way the weather has been this year you may actually get snow–though it might not last.

  54. Joyce Carter

    Your block is so adorable! Congratulations! Where I live, we don’t have a lot of snow either. But when it does snow, I love getting out in it and building a snowman with my grandson.

  55. Bonnie

    Congratulations on your block! My favorite winter activity is curling up by the fireplace with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.

  56. Sandy A in St. Louis

    My favorite winter activity is baking! It makes the house smell good and you have something fun to eat with your cocoa!

  57. Kaye M.

    Winter is the best time for me to get some quilting done. Your block is so creative and I love the embroidery touches!

  58. Angelia L.

    I love your Special Delivery block…adorable! When I was younger and growing up in New England my favorite winter activity was ice skating on frozen ponds. Now that I am older I prefer to stay inside with some sewing or enjoy a good book with a kitty on my lap.

  59. Brenda E.

    It seems like winter here for way too long! My best winter day consists of sitting INSIDE and watching the snow fly.

  60. Chris

    Very nice, I like the combo. After 30 years of Chicago cold we moved South. I try to stay warm in Winter. I’m old and I hate cold weather these days.

  61. Cathryn H

    Love the block! It goes well with the reindeer. My favorite winter activity is reading under a warm snuggly quilt.

  62. Rachell Reilly

    well how adorable…..we are building a Christmas quilt here in this issue, huh?! with Lorna’s reindeer! The hand-embroidery totally makes the block wonderful!
    watching the snow fall is always fun, and watching my kids play in the snow is the best!

  63. Debbie Rogowski

    I love getting family together and spending the day making cookies to share with family and friends. It’s a tradition that we have been doing since I was young and now my grandkids love it too. I have gotten a collection of rolling pins so that everyone is happy too. 🙂
    Love Sue in the sled 🙂

  64. Karen in Breezy Point

    Oh that Sue–she sure gets around! Very cute block. I hate winter, but do get out a bit to do some snowshoeing.

  65. Debby E

    Great block – love it! My favorite winter activity is hunkering down inside in my craft room or with a good book! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  66. Pat V.

    Oh, my, I SO want to make this block! My favorite winter activity is watching snowflakes fall – it’s mesmerizing!

  67. Wendy

    Cute block and runner! I like to be curled up with a good book or sewing. Definitely an inside girl in the winter!

  68. Vicki

    Such a cute block. Congrats!

    My favorite winter activity is to head South and enjoy sitting at the beach while thinking about all the snow up North!

  69. Nicole Sender

    I like to spend time reading and knitting in the winter. Love your Special Delivery.

  70. Nancy R

    I love your block! I am a huge fan already and this is so fun and festive! In the winter I love to stay inside and read, knit, or quilt. Watch movies and stay warm!

  71. ksl5343Kathy

    It certainly isn’t shoveling! Or playing in the snow. Those days are in the past. Now my ideal winter day is either sewing, doing counted cross stitch or reading with a great fire in the fireplace. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  72. Jamie

    Your block is really cute. Thank you for a chance to win. My favorite winter activity would have to be drinking hot chocolate while staying warm inside.

  73. utahoosier

    We love to ski! Since we live in Utah, we are very close to the resorts and try to take advantage of good snow whenever we can. Lovely block. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. utahoosier at yahoo dot com

  74. Kris S

    Such a fun design. Santa is so cute. I live in Wisconsin and my favorite winter activity is sitting by the fire and drinking hot cocoa.


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