November crept right up on me and here it is November 5 and time for my Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour post!
I’m so excited to be included in another fantastic issue of 100 Blocks!
Let’s do it!
Leave a comment by Nov. 11 and be entered to win a free copy of this issue.
How fun and easy is that?!
I have a new friend to introduce to you today called Scarecrow Surprise!
This guy came about because I wanted something that said “autumn,” but was also playful and included a tiny bit of hand embroidery.
You can find Scarecrow Surprise on page 30 of 100 Blocks Vol. 6. And look there to the right…I’m super excited to have Scarecrow Surprise right next to a wonderful pattern by Charise from Charise Creates! How awesome is that?
Here’s something else fun… Scarecrow Surprise is on the cover, too!
He joins May Showers as 100 Blocks cover alumni!
What? You’re supposed to be scared of me!
I started with just a scarecrow, but after a couple of doodles, I quickly realized that he was a lonely old guy standing there all alone. I started thinking about what a scarecrow is actually supposed to do and I wondered how often a birds ignore the You Shall Not Land directive.
A lot, I bet!
When I drafted this guy out, he had a plain face. After adding the bird to his shoulder, I realized what was missing…his reaction! Here it is penciled in on my first draft.
Here’s a little sneak peak of how the pre-published version of the pattern looked. Look, ma, no numbers!
And, of course, I have to share some variations!
Above is Stonehenge Scarecrow, Feeling Blue Scarecrow and Warm Colors Scarecrow!
Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 will be available at your local quilt shops and bookstores November 13 and I will be selling a limited amount of signed copies in my etsy shop, so be sure to check back for that!
Come see me at Honey Bee Quilt Store in Austin, Texas, Sunday November 25 for a Quiltmaker’s 10o Blocks Vol. 6 magazine signing event! I will be signing magazines and sharing some of my other work!