197: 100 top designer #95..
Hey I am part of another blog tour, and I wish I could be more “with it” right now as I write, but I have been working extreme retail hours in Christmas prep work on top of my everyday work. 77 hours last week, so please bear with me as I try to share the fun news….
Last spring I was invited to participate in a special publication of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers….so I said “sure!” and sent in two blocks for them to choose from. Well I made it in…just barely at #95, but I am in! So fun saying that I am in the 100 “Top” designer’s club…..but I know there are alot of other big names that didn’t have blocks in there, but it is fun to say that I am in there anyway!
I didn’t make the cover, but I am in and that is pretty cool with me. Here is the block I made mocked up into a quilt:
I didn’t name the block, but I do rather like it. It was fun to be featured in this issue with 99 other great designers. I really like how the robin’s egg blue and cheery cherry red play together in this block. The fabric is from Lecien, a company which seems to be growing quite a bit in the marketplace and I am glad because they have some very wonderful fabrics. Check them out!
Another cool thing that Quiltmaker is doing with this issue and the blog tour is a big giveaway! I was asked to send something to them to help with their prize pack, and I sent in this sample pack of Moda 10″ squares that I had extra of…all in nice fall/winter colors…..
So be sure to follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily Nov. 9-13 at quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore! Look for 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers in your local quilt shop, or purchase it at www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks (yeah that is “official” publication speak for head on over to their site to sign up for the marvelous prizes and more.) Oh and all comments on this post are also eligible for a prize from Quiltmaker too…so tell me what you are up to and how you are preparing for the holiday seasons ahead. I will randomly draw a name using the random number generator and then Quiltmaker will send you a copy of the magazine…and I think you also get thrown into their drawing for some of the other cool stuff designers and companies donated…Like I said I am a little loopy right now, so if I am even somewhat coherent, we are all pretty lucky! 🙂
Well, I really would like to share more folks, but I am exhausted from work, and I still have more to do at Workville, so I need to leave Blogville once again. But breifly before I leave here are some pictures of a nice little autumn tableau we have going on here at Shiloah Cottage–cause I know you peeps like the pictures!
My mother in law made and painted these houses over 20 years ago….aren’t they incredible?? and they open up and have details inside too!! They are definitely a treasure!
And for those of you who read ALL the way through posts like these, I have another prize to give away…after I get the first name to send to Quiltmaker, then I will draw another name and send you a free copy of the magazine and some 10″ squares to add to your stash…