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Quiltmaker‚Äôs 100 Blocks, Vol 14!

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Welcome to my ninth Blog Tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!

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

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I’ve very excited to share my block for Vol. 14, Bettie’s Bikini (pg. 22)!

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This block was inspired by pin-up model Bettie Page after I read that she made all of her own swimwear and lingerie.

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While not a replica of any specific suit, this bitty bikini made in reproduction fabrics reminds me of Bettie’s signature style!

Just like all of my patterns, Bettie’s Bikini¬†was designed in¬†EQ7.

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And now, I have the pleasure of giving¬†away a free copy of this issue of Quiltmaker‚Äôs 100 Blocks! ¬†To enter to win, simply comment below! It doesn‚Äôt get easier than that.ūüėČ

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

Get a signed copy of Quiltmaker‚Äôs 100 Blocks Vol 14 from my Etsy shop. My supplies are limited. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Paper Piecing Vintage with bonus pieced borders

Get ready my January 2017 Quilt Along right here on Sewhooked by entering to win a free copy of Paper Piecing Vintage! Already have it? The winner will get the chance to choose a different prize of equal value! To enter to win this prize¬†share your Sewhooked project photos with my Flickr group¬†(any project designed by me, including Bettie’s Bikini, is eligible). You‚Äôll have one chance to win¬†for each project photo you share! 2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

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I was honored when I received an invitation from Quiltmaker to participate in a special video for 100 Blocks, Volume 10! Check out this fun video they compiled and be sure to keep an eye out for yours truly!

Want a sneak peek of my upcoming block? They’ve got that for you, too!

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Stop by Sewhooked on November 20, 2014 for more about my block and a fun giveaway!
Looking to buy Quiltmaker Magazine? Here’s an easy link for current and past issues! I will also signed copies for sale in my Etsy store once this issue has been released.
November prize announced soon!

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Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 5 Blog Tour!

Welcome, welcome to my Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour Post! It is with the utmost pleasure that I share my block and quilt from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 5with you today!I’m celebrating by not only sharing my block and lots of fun photos, but with fun giveaways! Make sure you scroll to the bottom for details!

If you do a little bit of poking around on¬†Sewhooked, you’ll find that I’m absolutely obsessed with paper piecing! I design my own patterns, I teach paper piecing courses both¬†online¬†and in¬†real life¬†and I am active in a number of paper piecing groups.

Just recently, I hosted the Garden Party Blog Hop, which featured a new paper pieced pattern every day during the month of April, each by a different designer!

You can also find me right each week hosting Talk To Me Tuesday, my crafty show and tell vlog!

Enough about me, on to the fun stuff…my Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks¬†contribution…¬†May Showers!

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Meet Sue. She’s a sweet little lady, heading out for the day. She takes her umbrella and then reaches out to see if it might be raining. April is over now and she’s ready for May flowers, but a few drops of rain are still falling!

May Showers

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How about trying May Showers in a variety of fabrics?

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Just look at that sweet little hand! Don’t be scared of tiny pieces, they’re just like any other part of a paper pieced pattern, but with less stitches!

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I do tend to make a mess when I work!

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Quick Tip: When stitching block units together, remove the paper that is inside the same allowance after you stitch. That will keep those tricky little pieces from getting stuck when you stitch across the seams.
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I was super excited when I was asked to contribute a quilt for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks that included May Showers. I ran with the very first idea I had, which was our rainy day girl leaving her house! I call this piece 100% Chance of Showers. ūüôā

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Sue and her house (which had to be purple!), in progress (above) and a great photo I took outside (below) before mailing 100% Chance of Showers off to Quiltmaker!

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This quilt is actually four individual blocks, all created to work together! It’s made primarily of Moda Marble coordinates.

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To quilt 100% Chance of Showers, I outlined the shapes of Sue and free-motion quilted in the background.

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For the house, I added “siding” with stitching and quilted around the windows so the panes would stand out.

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I make most of my quilt labels by ironing a piece of fabric to freezer paper and securing the top with masking tape. It works fantasticly, as you can see! To make attaching my label a bit quicker, I stitch two sides into my binding before appliqueing the rest.

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Leave a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of¬†Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 5!¬†Another lucky reader will win a free PDF copy of my my pattern set, Fanciful Fairies! You have until May 8 to comment! Only comments with email addresses will be included in the drawing.

Use coupon code QUILTMAKER now through May 8 and get 20% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop! Offer not valid on Etsy or Craftsy.

I am giving away a copy of EQ7, so be sure and check out my Garden Party post from April 28 for details on how to enter! Winner to be announced on May 7.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my¬†Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour Post¬†and that you’ll stop back by sometime soon!

If you’re local to the Austin, Texas area, please stop by Honey Bee Quilt Store on Saturday, May 12 from 10am-Noon for my trunk show! There will be copies of¬†Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 5¬†for sale at the shop and I will be giving away a wall hanging made from May Showers to one lucky visitor!

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