Thursday, May 4, 2017

Quiltmaker Magazine 100 Quilt Blocks Volume 15 + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to my Blog!


Today I discovered that the Quiltmaker Magazine 100 Quilt Blocks Volume 15 Blog Hop started on Monday and today -- Thursday -- is actually day 4.  Somehow, I missed the Blog Hop boat and I have no idea how that happened.  I emailed Quiltmaker today to find out what was going on, but they didn't reply....

I'm pretty disappointed that I did not get to participate because Blog Hops are SEW MUCH FUN.  I decided that I would do my own Blog Hop GIVEAWAY since I didn't get the opportunity to participate in the official blog hop.

So....WELCOME to my very own solo Blog Hop!
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My block is called CITY BLOCK and it is #1476, on page 48.





Isn't it fun?  I chose a selection of modern fabrics by Cotton+Steel.   This block uses 2 1/2" strips so you can use jelly roll strips, too.

Here it is, replacing the printed fabrics with solids.  Striking, isn't it?


Look what happens when I use a black solid background in my favorite red, black, grey (or white) colorway!  Isn't it really sharp?



Now that we've played around with the block a little bit, let's see what it looks like in a project.  Here's a very mellow beachy table runner design using 5 blocks.  




How about a couple of trendy place mats?



I hope you've enjoyed playing around with my block a little bit.  I hope you'll look for the magazine at your favorite quilt shop or newsstand.  

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BUT WAIT....................DON'T GO.....................THERE'S STILL MORE!  
KEEP READING......YOU'LL GET TO THE GIVEAWAYS SOON, I PROMISE!!!
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Ever since my new quilt book, I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! came out, I definitely have precuts on my brain (oh no -- I hope it's not contagious!).  Just look at my City Block block (sorry about the repetition here......).  You can make this block from Jelly Roll strips, fat quarters, or even out of your stash.  Just about every quilt that I make now,  I find some way to incorporate precuts.  I'm even starting to challenge myself to make small projects out of my leftover precut bits and  pieces....


If you're new to my blog, let me tell you a little bit about my latest book.



 My book has 16 go-to projects ranging from place mats and table runners to wall quilts, throws, and YES! even big bed quilts.  The projects are easy enough for beginners but interesting enough for more advanced quilters, too.  It  has a fun fresh contemporary feel that is light and airy and all of the projects feature traditionally-pieced blocks.  

Here are some of projects from my book:




I'm really excited right now because I'm heading to Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis in 2 weeks for my book's official debut.  I will be participating in a Schoolhouse lecture and doing a book signing at the C&T Booth.  So if you're headed to Market, stop by -- I'd love to meet you and show you my new book.

Want your own copy??????
You can find my book (ebooks are also available!) at these locations online:

 
I  also have SIGNED copies available on my website:

(Psst!)  Don't forget to ask for it at your favorite quilt shop.

SURPRISE!  I'm also giving a copy of I Love Precut Quilts! away, see below. 
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NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY

 You've all been very patient, reading through my entire blog, so I promise that it'll be worth it!

I will be giving away the following:

  A  copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 15

 A copy of my latest book, I Love Precut Quilts!


Who knows?
 I might just add some more prizes along the way if I get lots and lots of encouragement.
(Wink!  Wink!)

Here's how it works:

You have up to 3 chances to win the prizes listed above.

1.  Leave a comment and tell me what inspires you as a quilter.
2.  Become a blog follower and leave a comment telling me you that you're a blog follower.
3. Follow me on Instagram @tricia.maloney and leave a comment telling me you're an Instagram follower.

Ready!  Set!  GO!

You have from Thursday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th to participate.
 Winners will be selected randomly on Monday, May 8th.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS 
SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!
 


85 comments:

  1. I am inspired by looking at already made quilts. I find that if I love the pattern, I can decide if I want to "copy" the fabric or plan my own.

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    1. I am totally with you, Nancy! I love looking at other people's quilts, too.

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  2. Color inspires me as a quilter. Secondly, I love the way visual texture in various fabrics "plays together".

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    1. Oh, Laura -- you are sew sew right. We MUST have color, lots and lots of color!

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  3. I follow you on IG @lolly2430

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  4. I'm a new follower by email.

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  5. Color and patterns inspire me. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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    1. What would a quilt be without color and pattern? Probably a boring blanket........

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  6. I am one of your followers. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  7. I am one of your followers, plus I receive your emails. ndfromsdATgmailDotcom

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  8. I am attracted to the movement, design and color of a quilt first, then my mind starts to change it into how I want to make it. ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

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  9. I am inspired by many things in nature or architextural elements as well as seeing the work of other quilters.

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    1. I'd love to see your architectural-inspired quilts!

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  10. I get your email newsletter.

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  11. I am inspired by looking other quilts in books, magazines, blogs, net....also fabric ,nature.

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    1. It is true -- there is inspiration everywhere we look -- we just have to take time to "see" it.

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  12. I'm a follower by email.Thaks for the chance!

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  13. I'm inspired by quilt photos I see online and in books.

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    1. Visual inspiration.....sew very important!

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  14. I have been an email follower for awhile now.

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  15. I'm inspired by all of the quilts I see at my guild meetings, in books, and magazines.

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    1. Glad you belong to a quilt guild. I love mine too -- what a great group of people.

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  16. I follow you on Instagram as ceciliaquilts.

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  17. The biggest inspiration for quilting comes from nature, the seasons and the changes they bring are amazing! Thank you, Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, nature sure can provide a lot of inspiration.

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  18. I follow your blog! Thank you, Susan

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  19. I follow you on Instagram! Thank you, Susan

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  20. I think what inspires me is the person I am making the quilt for. Recently a niece had a miscarriage she loves flamingos so I am making her a flamingo pillow to honor that baby lost. Drhodes9@cox.net

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    1. Debbie, what special thing to do for your niece. I hope that it will bring some comfort for her.

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  21. I follow your blog by email. Drhodes9@cox.net thanks.

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  22. congratulations what a fun block. I love the table runner it makes. Hmm I would say watching nature inspires me.
    quilting (dash) lady (at) Comcast (dot) net

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    1. Another nature-lover! Wonderful! There is sew much outside to inspire. I live in NW PA, so we get 4 whole seasons of inspiration.....

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  23. I follow you by email
    quilting (dash) lady (at) Comcast (dot) net

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  24. I follow you on instagram

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  25. Congratulations, Tricia! Great block!
    A *lot* of things inspire me!... Seeing the creative ideas that designers/fabric artists and writers like *you* share... can be the spark that gives me an idea!
    Sometimes, inspiration can come from something I see on a walk, or in a photo... Or, in a dream...
    Or, in thinking about the personality/life of the person for whom I am wanting to create the quilt, etc...!
    Great question!
    Pat T.

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    1. P.S. Have fun at Spring Quilt Market!

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    2. Thanks, Pat. Market is sure to be filled with sew much inspiration, I'm really looking forward to it.

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  26. I've been enjoying the emails I receive from your blog!
    Thank you!
    Pat T.

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  27. Oh! I've also been a follower of your creativity on Instagram! (Pajtr on IG)
    Pat T.

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  28. Love this post and your awesome block! I would have happily joined you on your solo blog hop (but then it wouldn't be solo). We could call it Not-Quite-Ready-For Quiltmaker's Magazine Hop! When I saw your block in a table runner, I almost squealed! That is my style and it's now on my list.
    I am always inspired by great photos and ideas on blogs...like your block in a table runner. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kathy! If I'd planned ahead, I could have invited others to participate in my (un) solo blog hop. LOL! Too often I find myself flying by the seat of pants, though. :) Sew glad you liked the table runner idea....I think I might make it myself!

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  29. I have been a happy blog follower on yours on Bloglovin' for a while!

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  30. I've also followed you on IG as _duchick_.

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  31. I think I met you in a prior hop and enjoy following along. Your new book looks like a great reference. Kathy in Colo repzjratplainsdotnet

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    1. Yes....I think I recognise your handle from previous hops. Glad you're still hopping!

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  32. Thank you for doing your won hop, I enjoyed going to each blog and meeting so many designers, Your new block offers lots of possibilities. Keep up the good work..Kathy in Colo repzjratplainsdotnet

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  33. I get a lot of my inspiration from the many blogs I read.

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    1. Blogs are one of my favorite things about the Internet! I am sew in awe of all of the creative talent out there.

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  34. I have been following your blog with GFC.

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  35. Actually, I get most of my inspiration from blogs. I like to read blogs while having a cup of coffee and I bookmark ones that look interesting.
    Yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yep, blogs rock..... Sew much inspiration. Sew little time.

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  36. I follow your blog by email.
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  37. I am inspired by those who make me think "I would like to make a quilt for you!" That person influences the colors and patterns that I choose. Thanks for your block. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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    1. Tina, great inspiration. Who else besides a quilter would spend the time and money to make something and then give it with an open heart?

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  38. I love the creative process of quilting...seeing all those little piece but together into something beautiful.

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    1. "Creative Process" reminds me of children who do art for the pure joy of doing it and don't need to have a finished piece when they are done. I think that's why we have so many UFO's and WIP's!

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  39. I get your newsletter. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  40. I just signed up to follow you on Instagram. I would love to get your precuts book. Thank you! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  41. I get most of my inspiration from other quilters/designers quilts & patterns. Especially if they are made with a fabric line that catches my eye.

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  42. I am a blog follower. That is a real bummer that you were left out of the Blog Hop! :-( I love how versatile your block is!

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    1. I'm not really sure what happened. I'm sure it wasn't done intentionally, but yes, it was a real bummer.

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  43. I love your block and congratulations on making it into the publication. That is an honor itself. I am usually inspired by fabric, a picture of a quilt, a pattern...as my husband says I suffer from inspiration overload.

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    1. Oh my, we could be twins! Sometimes I can't sleep because my brain just won't shut down. Of course, sometimes I have to draw quilt designs in the middle of the night, too.

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  44. I follow your blog with Feedly.

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  45. Nature inspires me. There are so many color combinations that nature puts together and they are never wrong. Nature also has some amazing designs that I take inspiration from.

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    1. We can learn a lot about putting colors together by observing nature. We can also learn that nothing is ever "perfect", too.

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  46. I follow your blog via email notification.

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  47. I'm already an Instagram follower.

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  48. Beautiful fabrics inspire me. Plus the classes I take to learn new skills.

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    1. Fabric and classes........awesome combination!

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  49. I follow you through email.

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  50. What inspires me as a quilter? I am inspired by color, definitely. Thanks for sharing your talent! Your block is very clever. I like straight lines. Thanks. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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    1. There is sew much to love about color........

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  51. I, too follow your blog! Thanks. cknapp36269at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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