Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Issue 5 Blog Tour





**The winners have been picked.  The person who won a magazine from the wonderful people at Quiltmaker is comment number 32, 
32 Mary said...
Great block. My sister lives in Maine, I live in Illinois
89 Catskill Quilter said...
Hi! I am in northern Florida - happy to meet you!
123 Cindy said...
Which fabric was hard to part with? They are all lovely!
**

First off, I would love to welcome you to my blog.  You must be visiting from Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures blog for the 100 Blocks blog tour.
I would like to introduce myself just in case this is your first time visiting.  I am Stacey, I live in Maine with my wonderful supportive husband (getting ready to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary in a couple weeks!), and our 4 crazy kids.  We own our own Custom Woodworking and Cabinetry business, and I spend my spare time quilting.  I taught myself to quilt  almost 5 years ago, and have been going on since.  I love to create, and make something beautiful!  I have been working hard to make something of myself, but it can be extremely hard sometimes.
Being featured in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks Issue is a major dream come true for me.  And to be part of something that so many amazingly talented people/quilters have also been a part of is just WOW!  I am going to continue being creative, and hope to be even more so.

My block is called Pinwheel Paws, and it is Block #452, and featured on page 49.  This block below was my first one I submitted, but they contacted me and asked it I could make on more contrasting.  So that is the second picture below.  I love them both, and I hope to be able to make a large quilt with this design soon.  (and also using some very special fabric I cannot seem to part with).


 




I hope you like them.

Ok, so now, for a giveaway!  The wonderful people over at Quiltmaker magazine are generously giving away a complimentary issue of this magazine to one of my readers!  And I am going to give away a second issue and include a pdf bundle set of my patterns (Stripes and Giggles, Stars and Strips, Castles, and my Country Crow Wall Hanging).  All you need to do to enter is become a follower of my blog, and leave me a comment saying Hi, and where you are from.  Easy right?  I hope you come back, and Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you sharing in this accomplishment with me.


156 comments:

Carol in E TN said...

Hi, I am living in E Tennessee! Thanks for the giveaway.

Goldogmom said...

Hi, I live way west of you in Seattle and am a new quilter. I think your block is lovely and think it would be fun to try. Nthank you for the chance to win and I offer you congratulations on having your block chosen for the magazine. A real honor!

Michelle

Gloria said...

Am I the first?

Lovely block, Stacey - I like both versions.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

I like this block and of course, I would love to be entered into the giveaway! Who wouldn't?!
I wish you continued success in your quilting endeavors and also many blessings upon your precious family.

kt said...

Great block--congrats on being in this issue of 100 blocks! I live in CT. Thanks for the chance to win!

Martina said...

I love your block! Looks great in a whole quilt! And thanks for the generous give away! Would love to win! And I am looking forward to read more as a new follower!

Michelle said...

Hello! I'm from Kitchener, Ontario! love the Terrain in your adorable blocks! ;)

Shelley said...

Perfect block for a Mainer! Bears are everywhere right now! I live just across the border from Houlton and I'm a new follower!

Ruth said...

Congratulations for getting your block in the Quiltmaker magazine! I don't think I would ever attempt to do that! I would love to win a copy as well as your patterns! I love the quilt on the top of your blog with the stars in the border!

Martha said...

I am already your follower...live in Louisiana! I love your block and congratulations on being part of the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

hiyacinth said...

I am a follower who loves your block! I am from Ohio but live in Texas.

Sandra said...

Hi from Salt Lake City, Utah. New member via GFC. Thanks for the chance to win. Can never have too many patterns.

Heather said...

Hi, I live in Virginia. I love your color choices in the block!

Lee said...

Congrats on your block! Hello from Southeast Detroit.

Purl Buttons said...

Hey, there! I am a new follower and I am from the North Georgia woods, right where TN, NC, and GA come together. I like your very first version of the block.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I'm happy to be a follower. I'm from NE Kansas. Great block. Congrats.

jrt14 said...

Hi, I just signed up to follow your blog. I olive in Northern New York. I like your block

RSHudson said...

Follower and from the Deep South, USA. Thanks for chance to win; really love your block/quilt. Email: marshudson at comcast dot net

The Gad-A-Bout Gal said...

Hi, I live in North Georgia. Your block is lovely.

Dee said...

Love your block. I hope your day is going wonderfully. I am from Mankato, MN, where we are enjoying a very nice spring....very early spring. Thamk you for the opportunity.

Dee said...

Good morning from Mankato, MN. I hope you are having a wondferful day. Thank you for the opportunity - love your blocks and patterns.

The Gad-A-Bout Gal said...

Hi, I live in North Georgia. Your block is lovely.

Julie said...

Love the block. I am a new follower and live in Michigan. Thanks

Joyce Carter said...

Hello! I am from the N.E. section of Georgia,USA. I am a new follower and I really love your block. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine and thanks so much for the giveaway.

Christa Marcotte said...

Love your block! I live in Saskatchewan, Canada

trillium said...

Hi, I'm from West Virginia. Your blog is cute and I plan to read more of your posts. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I'm a beginning quilter.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

robin said...

Hi! I'm from Manitoba, Canada. I like your block.

Patti said...

Hi I am from Minnesota. Lovel your blog.

Angela Nussbaum said...

Im already following you from Colorado! Your block looks like a perfect bee-block! I cannot wait to try it.

Angela Nussbaum said...

Im following you from Colorado!! Your block looks like a perfect bee-block, im excited to try it!

make.share.give said...

Love your block! I'm picturing black nine-patches with bright colored, scrappy "paws." So pretty!

Mary said...

Great block. My sister lives in Maine, I live in Illinois

Gina said...

Congratulations! I'm a follower from central Arkansas! Love your block design!

Kd Brown said...

Hi Stacey! I am a new follower from Montana (Weimermom). Congratulations and thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Sandra said...

HI - I am a new follower and I am from Sonora, CA. I am married - 22years April 28th. We have family in Windham, Maine. Not too far from Portland. Your Pinwheel Paws make a lovely quilt for any loved one. You are a very generous lady. What a nice giveway. Any quilter would be honored to win. Thank you for giving us all a chance.

Sandi T.
sandit1#sbcglobal.net

Cathy B said...

HI! I am now following your cool blog. I love your block and am enjoying the blog tour. thank you!

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on being in the magazine. It must be very exciting. I like the 2 variations of your block and am glad that you included them. i always like to see a block or quilt in a couple of different colorways. Helps me be more creative. I am from Pennsylvania. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine and your patterns.

Cathy B said...

HI! I am from Minnesota and just started following your blog. I love your quilt block and am enjoying my first blog tour. thank you!

drmithome said...

I am a new follower from Northwest Indiana.

Barbara said...

Hi! I'm from Oregom. I love your block

Donna said...

Your block is lovely! It would make a beautiful quilt! I am from Oregon.

Lee Ann L. said...

Hi. I am in San Antonio, TX area! And, I am a new follower. :-)

PS love that block and its possibilities! Thank you for showcasing the block.

Carrie P. said...

I am new to your blog and have become a follower. Look forward to seeing more of your blog posts. thanks for a chance to win a magazine and patterns.

Carrie P. said...

I forgot to tell you I am from North Carolina.

Kay Ahr said...

Hi! I am from Indianapolis, Indiana USA. I think Pinwheel Paws should be made with cat fabrics!! Or part of a pieced border around a medallion quilt that has a cat in the center. Thank you!

Gill said...

Hi
I'm from the UK

Stephanie said...

Actually, I disagree with Quiltmaker. I love the blue/purple version of the block! Congratulations on your achievement!

Desert Threads said...

Hi from the high desert of SoCal.
Really love the blocks.

Marcia W. said...

Hi! from Florida. Congratulations on your block being selected for QM 100 Blocks v5.

Marcia W. said...

I'm visiting your blog from Florida, USA. Hi again - maybe! I don't know if my comment posted as there wasn't a confirmation message and moderation is turned on. Congratulations on your block being selected for QM 100 Blocks v5!

May Britt said...

Lovely pattern for a scrapquilt. I am from Norway.

Debbie said...

hi! i live in SW oklahoma, Altus

Diann said...

Hi! I just signed up to be a follower. I'm from NJ. Congratulations on having a block in the magazine.

gilda said...

Hi Stacey, love your square. I am currently living in San Antonio, TX. Looking forward to enjoying your blog.

Kathy MacKie said...

Hi, I am a new follower and live on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Karen said...

I'm from California and just started following your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

AnnieK said...

Hi Stacey! I'm a new follower, from the Piney Woods of East Texas. :-)

LizA. said...

I live in the Seattle area--there's no more beautiful place than the pacific northwest. Neat block....I think this would be great done all scrappy.

Sallie said...

Hi from Texas and Thanks for the giveaway!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a new follower from Central Texas. Hey!

BizyStitches said...

HI: I love both blocks, I think the colors are okay on both. I live in Kansas USA. Thanks. I am now a follower.

Amanda Echler said...

Hi! I live in West Michigan.

Kay said...

I am in the middle of Nebraska & became a follower.

Julie said...

I've been a follower for quite a while; love visiting here. I'm in northern Utah.

Madeline said...

I think I did it, I've never done blogging before. I live in southern VA

Madeline said...

I think I am now following your blog, and I live in southern Virginia

Marge in Louisiana said...

Hi! I'm in Louisiana. Congratulations on being in the new 100 blocks magazine.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Olá eu sou do Brasil e me tornei seguidora.Obrigada pela oferta.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Marge in Louisiana said...

I'm in Louisiana. Thanks for the give away. Congratulations on being in the new Volume.

Marsha said...

Hi Stacey. I'm from Maine but spend more time in Vermont (summers) and Alabama (winters) than I do in Maine. A lot of my family is still there.

Congratulations on having your block in the 100 Blocks. That's very special.
Marsha

Becky said...

Congratulations, Stacy, on having your block included in 100 Blocks Vol. 5! How thrilling! I am now following your blog. I live in a suburb north of Atlanta. Take care!

Cindy said...

Was looking at some of your finished quilts. Beautiful! I subscribed to your blog, and plan to come back when I have more time.

Terri said...

I love your block in both color ways. I live in Illinois right now - but I've lived all over. Rhode Island is the closest I've come to you in Maine. :>)

Cindy said...

I forgot, I'm from North Dakota!

sandyb said...

Hi, I am from Central NYS!

Thank you!

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

DebrafromMD said...

Hi Stacy, I just became a follower. I'm live in Maryland.

Phyldar said...

Hi, Stacey, and congrats on having your block published in Volume 5! I'm located in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina and am now a follower of your awesome blog!

Linda said...

Hello from Nova Scotia! I am a new follower. I really like your block..both colourways.

Barb66 said...

Hi, I'm from Schenectady, NY, Maine is a favorite place to visit. This is my first time reading your blog, will not be the last.

Barb66 said...

I am from Scahenectady, NY. Love to visit Maine.

Laurie Parrack said...

Hello. I am in Oregon. I am a follower of your blog. I like the block. Congrats on being chosen for the amazing block.

teachpany said...

Hi! I'm from Long Island, NY, originally but call the Pocono Mountains of PA home now. Congrats on your block. It's a cool design!

Jan said...

Hi - I'm in Wisconsin and new to your blog. Love your block. You are very talented. Thanks for the chance to win. Keep up the good work.

katiedidit said...

Hi Stacey. Congratulations on having your block published. I really like it. I'm following your blog from Mid America. Iowa to be precise! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful magazine.

Jennifer said...

Hi Stacey, I'm from Austin Texas. congratulations on your block beign selected!

jmniffer said...

Hi! I live in souther Minnesota. Congrats on getting your block in the magazine.

Sewbig said...

I am a follower and live in PA.

The Village Queen said...

Congrats on being in the magazine. I like your first version better! Thanks much!

Catskill Quilter said...

Hi! I am in northern Florida - happy to meet you!

acrews said...

Hi! I am from South Georgia. Congrats on being in the magazine.

Unknown said...

Greetings from SW Michigan. Love the block! Bear paw is a favorite and I like this mix.

Lisa said...

Hi! I live in a very small town called Salt Rock, West Virginia and I blog at www.intheboondocks.blogspot.com I have signed up to follow you and I love your blocks. When I look at it I see two fish kissing. It will definately be one of my first block if I win one of these magazines. I decided I have to create a block next year because NOW I want one of those mugs. I hope to see you around blogland.

Brenda said...

I'm from NH. Love your block. I am a new follower.

Unknown said...

Hi, I love your new block Paws. I love it in the blues. I've been quilting since 1989. Kathy in Nampa, ID

bairdmtn said...

Hi, Stacey! Hollering hello from beautiful East Tennessee!! Congratulations on your block being chosen!

bairdmtn said...

Hi, Stacey! Beautiful East Tennessee says "Hello!" Congratulations on your block being chosen!

TADVR said...

Howdy from Houston, TX. Congrats on having your block included, it's lovely.

Jay said...

Hi, Stacey! I'm Jay I live in (mostly) sunny SoCal.

Rachell said...

Hey ! I'm from a beautiful valley in Utah with big mountains all around, a smaller farming community of about 18,000 at the south end of a busy valley, so close to everything. Nice block.... Bear paws are so fun and traditional but fun to tweak like you have....I need to try that! I found a book awhile back "Traditional Blocks with a Twist" that has some tweaks on everyday blocks, which combines with yours would be awesome!
I'll follow you on my Google blog.

Betteem said...

Hi, I live in Oregon near Portland. I would like to sew your block.

Judith said...

I'm Judith, Texas and I am following your blog. Beautiful fabric for your paws...I can only admire, since I am a beginner and diving right in....Thanks for sharing

JoyceLM said...

Hi, I'm a new follower from North Carolina. I love your block - I know I'll be making this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna's Quilts 4U2C said...

You have made a great block. Congratulations on being in Vol 5. I live in Arkansas. Will be watching for new blocks from you.

Carol Sc said...

I'm from Michigan --- so, you know, we have similar weather and greenery. That is a great block you designed --- I look forward to seeing more.

Sheryl said...

Hi, I'm Sheryl from Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Congrats on making the magazine!

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm living in Roswell, Georgia! I'm going to have to submit a design to Quiltmaker so I can try for one of those mugs! I'm a Follower in GFC. Neat idea a pinwheel in the paw!

spazio sinfisi said...

hi i'm marcella :) currently living in Italy.
thanks for the giveaway and congrats for the lovely block !

Ullhärvan said...

I'm a follower from Sweden!

kwiltnkats said...

Congratulations on making Volume 5. I love all four of the volumes so far and refer to them time and again for ideas. I like your variation of the bear paw which happens to be one of my favorite designs combined with my other favorite pinwheel design. I'm in San Diego, CA. Sandi

stichnRN said...

i am JoAn from south bend, in....just east of the tip of lake michigan!!

Joanna said...

Hello Stacey. I am a new follower from Massachusetts, USA. I like your block and think it looks great put together as a quilt. Thanks.

Karrie S said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm now following your blog and I"m from Ann Arbor MI

Judy1522 said...

Both of your blocks are beautiful! I am now following your blog from Beaverton, Oregon

VickiT said...

Your block is very pretty Stacey. Congratulations on being in Issue 5, I'm sure you are thrilled.

Thank you for the great giveaway you're offering.
VickiT From Northern Illinois

Lori L said...

Hi Stacey I am from Northcentral Wisconsin. Cute block. Didn't see the pinwheel at first but got it with the 2nd picture. Neat idea.

Terri said...

I love your block in both color ways. I live in Illinois right now - but I've lived all over. Rhode Island is the closest I've come to you in Maine. :>)

Kate Brown said...

I am a neighbor! I live in NH and congrats on your big accomplishment, I bet you feel wonderful. Your block is great and I look forward to making it. thanks :)

Lisa68 said...

Hi Stacey,
I am from Maine also. I love your square and want to try it sometime in the future. I love the pics of your family. You can deffinetly tell the kids are yours. lol. Congrats on your accomplishments.

Cecilia said...

Both of your blocks are pretty. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

Narelle said...

Hi Stacey :)
I'm way over here in Queensland, Australia. We're supposed to be the sunshine state but we havn't had much of that lately.

Maureen said...

Hi Stacey, congratulations on having your block chosen! It's fabulous, I love anything "pinwheel"! I've become one of your followers all the way from Ontario, Canada! Thank you so much for the chance at your give-away.
Maureen

Diantha said...

Hi,
I am from Vermont, and a fairly new quilter. (My husband is from Maine!)
I like your block - both versions - thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Pat S. said...

Hi! I'm from nearby NH and am a follower. Thanks "sew much" for this chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker's!!

Cindy said...

Which fabric was hard to part with? They are all lovely!

Karen said...

Congratulations on getting your block in Vol. 5. I am now a follower of your blog from Indiana, PA

Jill said...

Hi. Greetings from Illinois.

LeAnne said...

I just became a follower. I'm in Oregon.

BeachQuilter said...

I like your block, it looks fun to play with! I now follow you from the Sierras in California.

Cathryn said...

Such a fun place to visit. Maine is one state I have not been in YET. I currently reside in California and will some day get to Maine. Am enjoying the Blog tour of Volume 5.

Carla G said...

Hi, I'm a new follower visiting from Northern British Columbia, Canada. I like you block! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Annie said...

Hi, I'm Annie from Michigan. I like your first block - for me, the contrast was just right. It's cool that you are a fan of Lisa Kleypas, too!

Deborah said...

Congratulations! Mi live in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Sandi1100 said...

Your block is very cute and congrats on having it in the latest magazine. I live in New York state.

marieinaugusta said...

great block, congratulations!

Glenna said...

I am from Ontario, Canada and am now following your blog. Great block!

Donna Joy said...

What a unique block, congrats , all the way from Canada, thanks for great giveaway.

angchappell said...

hi great blog glad to follow and im from Pennsylvania

Autumn P. said...

Congratulations for your entry. I love your block! You are doing so much for someone with a family, good for you! I live out in Western WA state on south Puget Sound. Good quilting weather here.

Autumn P. said...

My first comment did not go through!
Congratulations to you for getting your block published.
I live in Western Wa. near Southern Puget Sound.

Deb said...

Hi Stacey. Love your block and Terrain is one of my all time fav fabric ranges. I am from New Zealand.

Beth said...

Hi! I am a new follower from Clatskanie, Oregon.

You have accomplished so much in a relatively short time quilting. I am looking forward to hearing how you did it--in addition to being extremely alienated, of course. :)

Pat V. said...

Hi, Stacey. I'm visiting you from lovely Snohomish, WA. I really like the first colors you chose for your block the best! Thanks for the giveaway.

~ Julie ~ said...

Congratulations on having your block in the magazine! What a great accomplishment! And your block is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

Binks said...

Congratulations on your achievement!! Your block is absolutely gorgeous.

Shishypat said...

Hi Stacey. Congrats on being feature on the Blog Tour. I'm in Delaware and a fairly new quilter. Your blog is great.

Shishypat said...

Hi Stacey, I'm from Delaware and am enjoying following this blog tour. Congrats on being featured.

Zuzan said...

Love the block & the colours. I am from Australia, the state of South Australia, the suburb is Blackwood surrounded by trees, galahs, cockatoos and the occasional Koala.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Mary said...

Congratulations on being included in the magazine and blog tour. Your block is wonderful. Wishing you continued success from beautiful mid-Missouri.

Debbie said...

I live in beautiful Kansas.... I like your block and hope to make it someday... thank you

Judy said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. Your block is wonderful. I live in CA now but spent 3 years in Maine at Loring AFB years ago. We didn't count years but winters!

Cathy B said...

I am from MN. Congrats on being in the magazine!! I am enjoying the blog tour! blaukat@hickorytech.net

Cathy B said...

Great block! I am from MN. I am enjoying the blog tour! blaukat@hickorytech.net

Nancy said...

Congratulations on having your block published in this issue! I'm in Hawaii and am now following your blog via Google Reader. Thanks for the opportunity at this giveaway!

Victoria M. said...

I have happily become a follower of your blog. I'm from upstate New York. Thanks for your generous giveaway.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a lovely block. Both colorways are beautiful. Congratulations on having your block included in this years Quiltmaker's 100. I'm a new follower and living in northern California.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeanne Gwin said...

Hi Stacey, yes I did come over from QP's blog. I am your newest follower at this time. My name is Jeanne and I live in Missouri. I can drive anywhere I want in the state in 4 hours or less. We pretty much are the hub of the wheel that make the USA. Glad to meet you and thanks for letting us see your blocks and ideas, as well as a chance to win the "orange" issue and some patterns. That crow wall hanging does sound interesting.