Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks goes on sale TODAY! Woo Hoo!! In this new special edition, QM Rock the Blocks with 19 fabulous quilts and 5 bonus table runner patterns. I’m super thrilled that my Mexican Sunflowers quilt is included in this wonderful magazine!
I’m particularly fond of two-block quilt designs … so, I started with a modified version of my Cornflowers block #347 from 100 Blocks, vol. 4. Then, I used EQ7 to play with various secondary blocks until I found one that complimented the revised Cornflowers block.
I added three plain borders to frame the center. Then I added an appliqued border and a pieced border to echo the design in the Cornflowers block. One additional plain border completed the design. Color came next … I used the colors in this plate as my inspiration for choosing fabrics from various basic collections by P&B Textiles. I love it when a plan comes together!
In this design, the flowers are added AFTER the quilting is finished. (Actually, I even add the binding before attaching the flowers … but don’t tell anyone!) I used Fairfield’s American Spirit – Cotton Classic batting and Sulky’s PolyLite 60 wt thread to create a flat, traditional look. You’ll see all of my quilting designs in the magazine.
I have to confess … cutting out 102 circles seemed a bit daunting. I used an Olfa cutter like this one to make the job much easier. If you have another kind of cutter that you like … use it!
I attached each folded flower with a light-yellow button from Hillcreek Designs. The folded flowers add dimension and a little touch of whimsey to this fun quilt!
You’ll find Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks at your local quilt shop and bookstore. Or you can purchase it online from Quiltmaker.
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Good Luck ~Nancy