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!
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.
BUT WAIT....................DON'T GO.....................THERE'S STILL MORE!
KEEP READING......YOU'LL GET TO THE GIVEAWAYS SOON, I PROMISE!!!
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.
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!
I might just add some more prizes along the way if I get lots and lots of encouragement.
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!