Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I'm IN!!!!

UPDATE:  Lori L from Wisconsin was 
was chosen to receive the free copy of
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. 
Yay, Lori!
Yes, that's right - I'm in the new Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.  The magazine is on the racks now in your local quilt (or craft) shop - just look around for it.  It is FULL of block patterns -- one hundred of them, to be exact!  You can find mine there -- it's called Reel Roses.  It's simple... but it looks cool when set with alternate empty squares of background fabric, perfect for quilting in!

Pick up your copy of the magazine and check it out.  And go online and check out www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks

Here is my Reel Roses block...

And I challenge each of you -- choose a block.  Any block in the magazine!  And figure out how you can set it, sash it, colorize it, or whatever... to make it truly unique!  Or take a simple block and set it in a simple array.  Here's an example of my block, set with alternate chain blocks:


Here's my favorite example of taking a simple block - in this case, the Old Maid's Puzzle block and doing something unique with it.  Take a look - it's just some half-square triangles, right?  Kind of plain, right?  Doesn't do much for you, right?


Aaaaahhhh... but wait a minute!  I love this - if you take a block, twist it, turn it, and put lots of these blcoks together, sashed and set with fabrics that have different color values, you can change the whole look of the block and make it absolutely unrecognizable!  Here's a set of Old Maid's Puzzle blocks, which I made into a quilt.  Can you see the block?  Would you have ever guessed this quilt was made of Old Maid's Puzzle blocks?


So... are you tempted?  I'll give one of you a head start!  Add a comment to my blog within the next 48 hours... and I'll pull ONE of your names out of a hat.  You'll get a free copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!  Feel free to add a comment about anything quilt-related, but I'd really like to hear what kind of quilt you'd like to see me do next.  I'm between projects (well... sort of... it's not like I don't have 50 UFOs in a line, waiting their turn to be finished....) and I'll be deciding in the next couple of weeks what kind of quilt I am going to make next.  What do YOU think?

And don't forget to click on the Quiltmaker link above.  Not only will you see some clever ways that blocks are used, but you'll have the opportunity to join a real Blog Tour -- each of the block designers in the magazine are highlighted one day this week - and my day is Wednesday, November 8.  You've obviously checked out my blog... but check out some others.  At the IQA Quilt Show in Houston this past week, I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Jan Krentz for a while - she's delightful!  So is her blog.  Check it out!

Until next month... happy quilting!
Sue
(c)Susan H. Garman 2011

187 comments:

Virginia said...

I've always admired your quilts and have made 2 of the BOMs from The Quilt Show. I would love to see more quilts which combine applique and pieced blocks. I never would have recognized the Old Maid block-that now is a must make on my list.

Jane in Wales said...

I suppose it would be too much to suggest you do something like Friends of Baltimore, but different.
I think whatever you are going to do will be wonderful!
Jane

Kate said...

I'm tempted! I love the reel block you've made, Sue. It's an elegant rendition of a classic block.

Kate said...

I'm tempted! I love the reel block you've made, Sue. It's an elegant rendition of a classic block.

Donna said...

Reel Roses is beautiful. Congratulations!

Michele said...

wow, I'm the first!

Love your applique block, and other quilt as well. Think I need to spend less time reading blogs, and more time playing with layouts.

Congrats on the Houston win.

Lee said...

Thank you for the great post and challenge. I love the example of taking a block and changing it. Congrats on your block - its a fabulous design.

JoyceLM said...

Your quilts are all so beautiful, I can't presume to tell you what to sew next. Congrats on being included in the new 100 Quilt Blocks magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

dwright33055 said...

I love all these quilts, cant wait to see the book, your were saying about a project, have you ever though of doing a Dear Jane but change some of the blocks your way...I would love to do that when I find where to get the pattern...anyway....thanks for a chance for the book....and love you block with the chain.

Lisa Marie said...

Well, I can't help you choose your next quilt -- I have a hard enough time choosing my OWN next quilt! I do love your post about how a block can be transformed by different settings. Ever since I got EQ I have been having fun playing with potential settings. The only downside is all that playing on the computer cuts into my sewing time!

PatchworkRose said...

Sue I just so love your block choice. Combined with the nine patches it is my type of quilt.
What block next Well what about Goose in the pond a favourite of mine :-)

WvHmmngbrd said...

Love the variety of blocks. Such inspiration!

Dee said...

Your Reel Roses block is amaging! Love your quilts Sue!

Cathy said...

I LOVE your block. It is so beautiful and I love the setting you chose. I can't wait to get the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Hugs

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Your Reel Roses block is lovely. And I love what you showed with the Old Maid's Puzzle. Congrats on having a block in the magazine.

Mary Beth said...

I'm IN!!! And I love the ideas to use a block and make it look totally different when combined in different ways within the quilt.

Kris said...

I loved viewing your work on your blog. I also love applique, but can't imagine how you manage to do so much. Your work is really beautiful. I would love to see you do more. How about a Hawaiian quilt?

Anne said...

Hi Sue. Your quilts are magnificent and always invite close inspection to catch all the details you have put into them. It's a wonder to me just how prolific you are, given the density of those details!

But you asked about what we would like to see more of. Personally, I love your whimsical quilts, and I keep hoping you might have another one tucked into your creative brain. I am almost finished the haunted house sampler from the patterns you published a few years ago, and I've got the Night Before Christmas patterns waiting patiently in the wings. They are such fun to look at.

Catia from Italy said...

Beautiful block an d quilts!

Kathy H said...

I would like to see more quilts that take a block design and depending on how you arrange the blocks, it could look completely different. Love your designs.

SewLindaAnn said...

I love how you showed us that the simple block can become amazing. I have to print them out without color so I can visualize it. Your block is stunning by the way!

roseann said...

I am in awe of your creativity and too much of a novice to suggest a new path for you.

Tracey Holzer said...

Your talent, Sue, is simply amazing. What you come up with pattern-wise is so beyond my limited imagination! What I would give to have your talent.

Dee said...

You're right, I wouldn't have guessed that quilt was made with the Old Maid block. I've been following along on the tour and I'm glad to see so many applique blocks in there!

Mom2four said...

I'd love to see a twist on a traditional pieced block.

Julie said...

Wow... your Reel Roses is impressive. I was also impressed and inspired by how you altered the Old Maid's Puzzle. Now I'll definitely not be afraid to put a new spin on old patterns!! As for what you could do next? I'm sure anything you choose will be fantastic!

Glory said...

Really enjoying seeing all the blocks. Just when you think there can't be a "new" block--well, surprise!! Love your block.
SallyKingemail@gmail.com

Cathy said...

Thanks for showing the setting ideas. I like your reel block very much and seeing the setting gives me an idea of how to use it.

Kristen said...

I'm glad to find you through this blog hop. I love all the variety in these issues. I'm going to have to read through your blog a bit to figure out what I'd like to see you do since it's all new to me! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mommarock said...

I love the mix and match.. I love to see how two blocks combine to make a surprise different design. It just amazes me!

Meredith said...

I like all the hand appliqué and hand quilting you do. If you just kept doing that it would be fine with me. I enjoy it myself. I would like to see you take an older or vintage quilt top (one that is mathematically challenged) and either redo it or create something different after you take it apart.

Debby said...

Reel roses is BEAUTIFUL! I am also a huge fan of applique. I took a class about designing your own Hawaiian Quilt from Nancy Lee Chong and it was amazing. I would love to see what you could do in a hawaiian style!

Sandra said...

You just made me fall in love with the Old Maid Puzzle block. With your ideas, you could do anything with any block. What a pieced whirgig block. I not that talented with paper piecing. I would love to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4 for myself. So many talented designers.

Thank you,

Sandi

Debbie said...

I am planning a sampler quilt from the magazine.. hope to include your block..

poppyinpink said...

I am feeling quite challenged and a resurgence of the first calling to quilting..I love what patterns can do if you are willing to explore! Thanks for reminding us. Your Reel Roses are sublime and I do love your work on the Quilt Show. As for suggestions: ?? got me there..what haven't you done? Modern contemporary! I am interested personally in what solid colour can do. Is there room for a little excitement and pizzazz in a combination of modern and traditional?

Lori said...

You have a very good eye for clever settings! I love your block as well. thanks for the chance to win.

Jane Stamper said...

I love your Reel Roses block. It reminds me of the blocks that are used in your Sarah's Revival quilt, which I would LOVE to start if it wasn't for my huge pile of UFOs!
I'm a big fan of applique quilts so I hope that you'll continue designing more! You haven't stop impressing us so far!

Purl Buttons said...

I would like to see you do any kind of quilt next. I am in awe of your recent win and will happily search through your blog to see what else you do. Glad I found you.

kt said...

Great block--love seeing how it looks made up into a quilt. Now that you showed us the old maid block made up into a quilt I want to make that, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, I am amazed at how you designed this quilt from the one block. Very beautiful. I have so enjoyed the previous issues of 100 Blocks. And this one looks just as great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Glenna said...

I love your reel block!

Madeline said...

Isnt that what quilting is all about? Take a block or pattern and tweak it to make it your own? I find it impossible not to tweak something. I love seeing new patterns or new settings for blocks, because it just gets me jumpstarted on my own tweaking.

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

I love your work! I also love applique, but can't imagine how you manage to do so much. Your work is really beautiful. Anything applique works for me and your next project.

suz said...

Love that setting with your block!

Lee Ann said...

Lovely block! I love what you did with the Old Maids Puzzle block. That looks awesome!

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

I love your work. Anything applique will work for me. Your reel block is beautiful. I can't wait to get the block pattern to make a wall hanging.

Karen said...

I love your suggestions about the simple block. I think you should think about something for spring for your next quilt.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, love your applique block. Super!
And look what you did with the other block. I would have never guessed.
Too cool!
Congrats on having your block in the magazine.

bunbear said...

very pretty quilt!

Judy said...

Ii wish I had your creative vision. The Old Maid Block Quilt is wonderful and I love he BOMs on the Quilt Show. I think that anything you choose to do next will be outstanding. Maybe another applique block.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Congratulations!!! Your applique' block is gorgeous and I was amazed at your beautiful quilt made with Old Maid's Puzzle blocks. Isn't it wonderful how a little curiosity and experimenting with the simplest of blocks, can turn on our creative "lightdoratful designs? Hugs...

Donna Joy said...

Isn't it fun to see how one block turns into amazing. Your fabric colors are speaking to me, it's a big wow.
Love quilt maker 100 blocks, hope to win number 4.
I'd love to see a winding way quilt, especially the colors you would choose. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Your quilts are awesome!! I love how you took a simple block and made it sensational.

Mary said...

What a wonderful block. You are right, when you put too blocks together, what a new design emerges. Great job.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been an admirer of your work. I have to say just keep on doing what your doing because it is spot on to my liking!!

scarlette said...

love your blog and thanks for info. how about pinwheels? i love pinwheels - especially red and white ones but all colors are good.

Joan M said...

Your block is beautiful, and I love what you did with the old maid's puzzle challenge!

How about making a runner for a table with a unique shape?

Pat S. said...

I love what you've done with your block...it's sew beautiful! Your challenge to combine the block with an alternate chain block has my creative juices flowing!!!

scarlette said...

well, did the last post work or not. i still lie pinwheels. ;-)

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Love doing what you suggest on your post. Do you use EQ?

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Love doing what you suggest in the post. Do you use EQ?

Gretchen said...

Beautiful applique block! I realize it's been a long time since I've worked on a needle-turn project and I need to pull out one of my UFOs and get busy. Thanks for the inspiration.

arlette said...

Hmmmm, let's see, I'll suggest to you a paper piecing quilt, I know all of us think different and I wouldn't like to put you to work if you have 500 UFO's waiting in line...

swheatsue said...

Wow! I love what you have done with the block. And I love the block! Did I forget to way "wow"!
I can't imagine you are ever looking for inspiration for your next quilt!

Kathy in GA said...

I love what you did with the Old Maid blocks...have been waiting for some play time to try this, and now I've been "challenged"...by learning to use my EQ7! Next year!
I love your reel block, something I could get ready and do in down time, and make a Christmas pillow for a gift. Could you make some down time for me? We could all use a bit more of that...
I love all of your designs, so I'd be happy with anything you have time to design!

Linda in Calif. said...

Wow. What an interesting post. I haven't seen or considered tweeking blocks like the Old Maid block before. It has my wheels turning (but they aren't going anywhere yet! LOL!!)

TheStylishHome said...

Your block is so graceful and curvaceous....Thank you for showing a layout! I'll be a new follower and curious to see what you do next. I love finding new talent to follow! Congrats on being in the 100 and on the 1st place Houston win!

CherylW said...

I love challenging myself - so I play around a lot with block layouts. I totally agree that you can get some huge wow factors out of the old boring (but not hard to make) blocks. I am totally addicted to your quilts, so I'm sure that whatever you come up with will blow my socks off and I'll have another "must do" in the line up.

Joanna said...

I don't know what to suggest for your next project. I prefer classic/traditional blocks, but admire the creativity and unique take so many designers have when making these blocks.

Lori L said...

Wow, what a eye opener. I guess as a quilter we kinda get caught up in buying patterns for every quilt. I like what you have done with one block. I guess I will just have to learn to spend time playing with block orientation instead of running out for a new pattern. Thanks for the wonderful idea and a chance to win a copy.

Kd said...

That's wonderful, Sue! I have always liked Bear Paw blocks the best...must be because I'm from Montana. Thanks for the giveaway. Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

gill said...

Your block is gorgeous and I love the layout you've designed for it. Do you need special design programmes to create something like that??

Jennifer said...

It's been so much fun wondering around the blog-isphere looking at all the wonderful blocks! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sallie said...

Gorgeous block and very imformative blog. Perhaps a quilt with thread painting would be a nice project to do next. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I love the reel block. Thanks for sharing it. And the old maid's puzzle quilt is a great reminder to let your creativity soar!

Mary said...

That's amazing. I'd never have thought the quilt was Old Maid's Puzzle with sashing. Just amazing! My pick for next is anything you want. You do beautiful work and it's fun to see all of it.

Marilee said...

To satisfy Me....your next project must be to make this wonderful appliqué block into the quilt you have graphed out with the chain blocks. It must be immortalized and this is the perfect plan.

Marilee said...

To satisfy Me....your next project must be to make this wonderful appliqué block into the quilt you have graphed out with the chain blocks. It must be immortalized and this is the perfect plan.

Vicki said...

Wonderful block! vholloway12345@charter.net

Barbara said...

Love that old maid's puzzle. Any quilt you design will be a winner to me. I was so happy to see your Ladies of Baltimore ships quilt up close and personal at the Texas quilt museum yesterday. When I get home it's time to get back to Ruffled roses, really love that one!

Congratulations on your wins at Houston!

Janet said...

Congrats on being included in the magazine - love the block! I'm SO close to finishing up your gingerbread man quilt (I know that's not the real name). And your All Around the Town is on my short list. Maybe something between the two!

Cheryl Willis said...

I tested for vol 4, didn't have the honor of working on your block. I did mark yours in my copy of the mag as a TO DO with my Dear Jane scraps, love love love the chain setting your suggested, I can start on that now!! cw

Michelle MMMM4 said...

I love applique, so of course I love your block. Thank you for sharinf your talent with us.

Stitches said...

How about an easy applique, that looks hard, and a little bit of piecing. I used the Old Maid's Puzzle block to make a grandson's graduation quilt. I just butted the blocks together, no sashing and liked the patterns that it made. Love the version of Rachel's Reel block, I have to make that one!!

Dona said...

I make the quilt tops for World of Charity Stitching and we incorporate cross stitch into quilts. How about something like that?

The Old Maid block is absolutely incredible!

LizA. said...

I think you should try something you've never done before although I'm not sure just what that might be....

Linda said...

I love your block for the new book, and your suggested setting really makes a beautiful quilt.
As for suggesting what you should do next, I'm not the right person to ask. I never have an original idea. I guess that's why I spend so much time looking at other people's blogs for ideas.
Linda in Southern Illinois

mblittle5 said...

I love the way adding the sashing gives you a kind of secondary design. I love intricate blocks added to simple blocks.

Jan said...

Wow, I love your creativeness. Wish some would rub off of your blog onto me. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kay in MN said...

Congrats to you on winning 1st place on your quilt at IQA. Big huge thank you for your instruction on setting blocks, squares, applek, and hst. Learned lots. K in MN

Linda E in AZ said...

Great looking quilts, so keep on inspiring us by playing with blocks and color choices.
thanks!

Lorri said...

WOW!!! The Old Maid's Puzzle block is so stunning. Definetly on my to-do list. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

The Village Queen said...

Hi Sue! love your block and feel like your an old friend as Im still working on the BOM from the Quilt Show. I also just took a 3 day class with Jan in Denver CO and agree she is very nice and a great teacher! Thanks for the great ideas!

Jill said...

I would like to see you do another beautiful applique with flowers.

kwiltnkats said...

I'd love to see what you can do with a feathered star...too difficult or should I say...your between projects time isn't enough for piecing... Well I'd certainly understand they are timeconsuming but very, very pretty just as your Reel Roses is. Whatever you takeon I'm sure it will be fantastic. Happy Sewing, Sandi

ps I did see some photos from Houston Show the purple flowered artichoke quilt project had to be my favorite.

quiltercaroline said...

Congratulations on being in! I love seeing the possibilities of using traditional blocks. C

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful Quilts. I really like the way you put together the quilt with the Old Maid blocks.

Judy1522 said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I really like the way you put together the Old Maid squares.

Quiltalicious said...

Wow... what a change that Old Maid's block had when you changed the values a little and put it together differently! Almost unrecognizable and so interesting. Thanks for sharing that. What should you work on next? I have no clue... You seem to do a lot of traditional stuff, so how about something modern and metropolitan as a change of pace?

LJ said...

What a lovely block; it looks really complicated to me. I'd love to check it out in a Free Copy of 100 Blocks. :) Honestly, I do want to check it out. Thanks for the quilting info; I need lots of help. Suggest a quilt for you to make next???? That's like asking the blind lady to tell you when the light is green!!

BeachQuilter said...

Your post was very inspiring, I love your block. I have a new respect for the Old Maid block, thank you! I would love to see something with applique and piecing, one of my to do items!

Patti said...

I love your block in the magazine, and I like the setting with the 9 patches. Mmmm.... what quilt to do next... I love applique - how about 4 large appliqued blocks in red and green. Thanks for a chance to win.

Beth said...

I don't have the faintest idea what you should do--but I can't wait to see it. I suppose my suggestion would be to make something for you.

Mary said...

Your block is beautiful! Thanks for showing possibilities of putting blocks together in new ways. I tend to follow patterns or copy quilts others have made. I need to step out of the box and try new combinations on my own.
What you should make next is a big question. How about a winding ways? I love those.

Unknown said...

Your block is awesome!! It is so dainty and elegant.

-girl from the bush said...

hi, love your reel block. i just love to applique when i can find time.I need to read less blogs and do more stitching. your so inspiring, love your work. sue~nz

Debbie said...

Beautiful block, Sue! Soooo symmetrical. How about trying a piecing project that doesn't look like a star?

Robyn said...

How about a sampler quilt?

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Congratulations on making THE 100!! I'd love to win one.
I'm new to this blog, so I have no idea what you've done before. I'm working on a tree of life, my own version. Lots of applique.
~a

Unknown said...

I love your block. It is so elegant.

Cindi said...

I love your block! Congrats on being in the 100 Block issue! I love applique but am not much on doing it, so many pieces but your quilt makes me want to. Beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Love your Reel Roses block and the quilt made with it. Would love to win the magazine to make your block.

Julie in WA said...

Hey, your block is featured over at Quiltmaker this today. It is beautiful, especially put into a setting like your example here! Love what you did with the Old Maid's puzzle, too. I need to start thinking this way....thanks for the idea...

Celine said...

Your block is beautiful and perfect just before Christmas.
I love how you used the Old Maid Puzzle block. I had to look carefully to see where it was, amazing what you can do with a simple block. The next quilt I really want to make is a Maisy quilt for my daughter and I am not quite sure how I'll make it yet... Maybe winning a copy of the magazine could give me unique ideas! Thanks for the giveaway.

Becky said...

Loved the Old Maid block quilt. That's what is neat about quilting. A small change can make a totally different looking quilt. Thanks for Reel Rose block!

Kristi said...

I love what you did with the old maids block! Now I'm going to have to figure out what block I'd like to start playing with.

sdgodfrey said...

Wow, I really had to look to see that Old Maid block. I love your designs, Sue. You are so talented. I think your next quilt should be something with intricate pieced blocks and lovely applique, and yet with some space for some fabuous quilting. I'm still(!!!) working on the 2009 TQS BOM that you designed. It will be my masterpiece when finished. I still can't believe how beautiful it is and mine isn't even done yet!

Barbara said...

I love seeing how different patterns emerge when changing blocks around. I love your Reel Roses block. What a fabulous Christmas quilt it would make! Thank you for sharing.

wendy said...

Wonderful block! Who would have thought it could look so elegant when paired with a pieced block?

Skrazo said...

Great Block - Congratulations!

Dix said...

Like your committment to traditional blocks. Will you follow my blog and I will follow yours?

Skrazo said...

Great Block - Congratulations!

Wendy B said...

I'm always amazed at how blocks can be manipulated to look so totally different! You've got me thinkin' now!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Tamsyn said...

Beautiful block! I'd love to see your interpretation of a tree of life quilt.

Snoodles said...

I'd love to see you make that Old Maids puzzle block quilt...it's awesome how that looks so different!

Diane said...

Love your Reel Roses, and the way you have taken the Old Maid block and made the quilt look so different. Love to see applique, and yours is always beautiful.

Diane said...

Love your Reel Roses, and the way you have taken the Old Maid block and made the quilt look so different. Love to see applique, and yours is always beautiful.

jillquilts said...

Love that block! And what a great challenge. I need to work on something new. :)

bairdmtn said...

I always like to change things up a bit when I make a quilt! That way no one has a quilt like yours!! I love your colors-my favorite!!

Kathryn said...

I love your block. Thanks for giving us a chance at the magazine. I'd like to see something that incorporates small 9 patches (3") I have a bunch. Kathie L in Allentown

Rachell said...

That star quilt made from Old Maid's puzzles is amazing! I love the greens and creams and golds in it. I love stars, and I love secondary patterns showing up when you put blocks together.
I'm a little scared of applique, but I'm going to challenge myself soon!
Thanks for a chance to win!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

The transformation of the Dutchman's Puzzle block in the quilt you made is so inspiring! I'd like to see you do that with another block and WOW us again!

Dianne Giles said...

I am tempted! Really like your block and your insightfulness in using traditional blocks to make something non-traditional is awesome. I would love to see you do a New York Beauty or Mariners' Compass. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Debbie said...

Love your blog and love your stuff! I get so very excited when I see a new post! Congratulation s on your big win in Houston - quite an achievement!!

Sue Green said...

I love Reel Roses and the setting you used. I always like to see your applique quilts.
Sue

Sue Green said...

I love Reel Roses and the setting you placed it in. I always love your applique designs.
Sue

Cheri said...

All of your quilts are beautiful. I found your blog post last year about princess feathers very interesting. Maybe a princess feather pattern? I love the classic applique patterns.

Judy W said...

Your example of Dutchman's puzzle block is quite an inspiration! Your applique quilts are amazing. I'm sure whatever you do next will be great. Judy W

Candace said...

As someone else posted, it's cool to find new people and inspiration through these blog hops! I would love to see more of the old turned into something new ideas...Reel Roses is cool too!

Carolyn said...

I love your quilts and your new block. My favorite quilts have both applique and pieced blocks. My suggestion for your new project would be a lone star with applique in the setting squares and triangles. Carolyn

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great block! You next project will probably include some paper piecing and applique.

Nancy said...

Love your version of the Old Maid's Puzzle quilt and it is on my "to do" list now. You also did a great job with the layout suggestion of your Reel block.
I am at a loss at what to suggest; but you seem to do quite well on your own lol.
Would love to win an issue of this great magazine!

ritainalaska said...

love your 'reel rose' block! do make another quilt with this block, please! applique quilts are the best!

Sara said...

Really like applique - what can I say - and this block is beautiful...

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Debbie said...

Thanks for showing possibilities with simple blocks.
Do more of these possibilities ~ great for inspiration.
Do border 'possibilities' too.

VickiT said...

Wow. Sue, I LOVE what you showed us with the Old Maid's Puzzle block. That's awesome and I LOVE the quilt you made the mock up of from that block.

Your block in the magazine is just as great. I'm still so new to quilting I haven't tried any applique yet. I have done some on baby clothes for my Granddaughter but nothing on quilts yet.
At this point anything I decide to make will be a challenge. LOL

WoolenSails said...

I love your block, really beautiful as is or mixed with other designs. I would love to see some simple applique blocks like oak leaves in new variations.

Debbie

Marcia W. said...

Though I am not a member of the Alex A and Ricky T's TQS, I do enjoy seeing your quilts designed for TQS. How about a quilt design that incorporates piecing, applique, and stitchery? Congratulations on being published in QM 100 blocks. Reel is very pretty. Thanks for the giveaway too. Most of all, congratulations on your noteworthy win for your IQF Houston quilt.

Marianne said...

Love, love your block! What should you make next? Something that makes your heart sing:) I'm sure you will know just the right project when you see it!

martinmosaics said...

Thank you for the excellent tip to use a dry erase marker on a ruler, in your tulip vase quilt!! Absolutely brilliant! I also love the bold colors. It is quite striking. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

scraphappy said...

So many great ideas, so few hours in the day. Great looking block, love what you did with alternative settings.

LowerGAGirl said...

Your work is breathtaking! Nuff said!...

Maria Kievit said...

Your next quilt? How about a mix of applique and machine sewing of blocks. You could really get your imagination flowing this way.

Joanne said...

Your block is very pretty. I am new to applique and so am just recently looking for patterns. Thanks for including this one.
Congratulations for placing 1st in Houston. You certainly deserve it. One of the most beautiful Baltimore's I have ever seen.

Cecilia said...

Your block is very pretty!

annmarie said...

Great block & love the quilt setting! Thanks for the chance to win Vol 4. Have you ever done paper pieced quilt? Lots of possibilities there.

Sandra said...

Love the block. Congratulations.

Sandra said...

Love the block. Congratulations.

LizzieHelen said...

Your quilts are lovely. How about traditional blocks in non-traditional colors (not original, I guess) or two color, like the red and white quilts recently shown in New York.

Pat V said...

Great block. I love the setting

Maura said...

I love the block!

Also, for next projects, can I suggest something "space" themed? *wink*

Dana said...

I love everything you do! I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the cutwork patterns - what a beautiful quilt! I really love the antique reproductions you have been doing and would love to see more of those.

Nancy said...

I love your setting idea for the Old Maid's Puzzle! The colors speak to me as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

aztel2000 said...

Your block is so pretty--I love traditional and I love applique, so I will be trying out this block for sure. Thanks for the setting ideas!
Karen in Breezy Point

banjo795 said...

I love the idea of taking a simple block and moving it around, adding spacer blocks and coming up with a completely unique quilt! I really like the look of your block by itself, but it really stands out when set in the quilt with the chain blocks!

Carla G said...

I love how you made the quilt out of a boring block! Very cool! I'd like to see more of how you mix up the blocks or how by laying out the blocks differently it's a completely different pattern. :)

Quilter In Paradise said...

I just love twisting, turning, changing values to create something new -- love your block - and the quilt idea! And congrats on being in the Texas Quilters new book, too!

Amanda said...

I like this block! You did a great job

Janet said...

You make some fantastic quilts! I would love to see a double wedding ring. It is one that I have ambitions to make at some point. Oh and the Reel block is great!

Janet said...

Your quilts are fantastic. I would love to see a double wedding ring - that is one that I have ambitions to make some day. Your Reel Roses block is great!

Judy1522 said...

I really like your old maid's puzzle block quilt. The colors are very nice and it was hard but I could finally see the original old maid block.

PatE said...

I love quilts that tell a story, like your night before christmas quilt. What about another story quilt. I love Alice in Wonderland, but there are many more stories out there that could lend themselves to applique blocks. I love your patterns

Shannon said...

Great block. I love the idea of using an old block in a new way. I think it would be neat to see you do that again.

Amy said...

Such a pretty block!

Deb G. in VA said...

I love your block! It looks great with alternate chain blocks!

Nancy said...

Love your block with the alternate chain blocks! Your TQS BOM quilts have been wonderful; you are such an inspiration. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Nancy

Nancy Sue said...

The next quilt I'd like to see you do next is....(drum roll please)...the one quilt that you create for just you!! Which one is your guilty quilty pleasure? I doth giveth you permission to pick one off your bucket list :) Congrats too on your featured block. I love how you showed us how it looks in different setups!

Kristen said...

Love your block...course I love all of your quilts! :)

Avon said...

Congrats on your win. we all know yo make winning quilts. Put my name in please.

Avon said...

Love your quilts. So did the judges. Congrats. Please put my name in the drawing.

Peach Rainbow said...

Sweet block :D

Appalachian Quilts said...

Love the greens in that last quilt. I'm more tempted to go get that book now. So many great ideas!

Mary said...

Love the reel block. I would love to have a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Mary

Tanya said...

yay! so happy for you.

EileenKNY said...

How cool that you're IN!! I was on the road so I couldn't participate.
The Reel Rose block is great!

I'd love to see your next quilt be another one mixing applique and piecing. JMHO

quiltingtaylormade said...

Congratulations Sue! You never cease to amaze me with your originality, creativity, and energy! And congratulations on your quilts at IQF! Like you said, just being juried into that show is an honor in itself. Hope all is well with you and yours! -- Tay Cutchin Satterfield

Quiltingfool said...

I would love to see more of the blocks put together like the Old Maid puzzle block - that quilt is gorgeous.
Judi