Welcome Volume 8 Blog Tourist!

I’m thrilled to have my block appear in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 8! And, I’m honored to, once again, have my block on the cover.

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I starting playing with the concept for my block, Dancing Dahlias, last year when I was designing a block for volume 7. Sometimes an idea for a block starts as a little seed. Then, it takes a while for the idea to grow and mature into a beautiful block. My first idea was to combine patchwork and applique.

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But the patchwork seemed to dominate the applique. So, I changed the “kite” shape to a diamond and replaced the dark rectangles with a lighter shade of purple.

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Better, but I wasn’t sure I liked the patchwork part of the block. And, perhaps, I needed a new color palette as well! So, back to the drawing board…or in this case, the computer. I design all of my blocks and quilts in Electric Quilt, so making design and color changes are relatively easy.

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Fast forward several months and it’s time to create a block design for volume 8. I revisited the block designs I had created earlier, and for some reason, they just weren’t ringing my bell. I wanted less patchwork and more applique. I’d just finished a quilt using P&B Textiles fabric collection “Hello Dahlia!” and I loved the red, white, and black prints.

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I was getting close, but the flowers needed to be closer together and I wanted to include some curved pieces. I love how curves can add movement to a design. So, after much trial and error…an irresistible block design!

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Dancing Dahlias

Three Dancing Dahlia blocks and a pieced border make a terrific table runner. Just think of the possibilities…

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Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily November 11-15 for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post by Friday, November 15, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 block, volume 8.

For more great quilt design using circles and curves, be sure to check out my book Simple Circles and Quick Curves.

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Happy Quilting! ~Nancy

About Nancy Mahoney

I'm a traditional quiltmaker, teacher, Martingale author, and fabric designer for P&B Textiles. I enjoy traveling to guilds and events around the country, sharing my quilts, teaching my piecing and machine-applique techniques, and visiting gardens. You can find me on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.
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278 Responses to Welcome Volume 8 Blog Tourist!

  1. Laura McFall says:

    I know it’s past Friday, but I wanted to remark that this is a great block and thank you for sharing your design process – it’s so fun to “peak behind the curtain” to learn how these beautiful works mature.

  2. Carla G says:

    What a cool block!! I love the colors you used! :)

  3. Norma in CA says:

    Love the design process. Your block is beautiful!

  4. Cathryn says:

    Versatile block – love how you changed it up by the different arrangemtns.

  5. Mary Arline Smith says:

    Nancy, Thank you so much for sharing the designing process of the block. I appreciate your offering a copy. Mary Arline

  6. Marilyn Tucker says:

    Beautiful block! I love the runner too!

  7. Terry H says:

    I love appliqué and this is such a happy block. This blog hop has been fun.

  8. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    I’m loving your Dancing dahlia block. I also liked most of the earlier versions.

  9. LizA says:

    It’s fun to see the design process of your block. Love the finished product!

  10. Darlene says:

    I love your Dancing Dahlias!

  11. Gwen W says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing your design process!

  12. Your blocks are always lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Donna Phelps says:

    Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers and I can just envision these dancing in the wind. Congrats on your block.

  14. Sandy says:

    I like the Dancing Dahlia’s, especially the one with piecing and applique..

  15. Andee Neff says:

    Thanks for the chance! Your block is lovely!

  16. Jamie Todhunter says:

    Thank you for sharing so much of the design trail from first idea to finished block. It was great to see how the block came about and changed until it was just right. I love the curved pieces on the side of your block.

  17. Barbara Young says:

    Its a lovely block. Thanks for sharing how you went about designing it. It was fun to watch the changes and I really like the end result.

  18. Pat V. says:

    Lovely block! Thanks for sharing the story of your block’s evolution. I think it’s so interesting to get a glimpse of someone’s creative process!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful block! I’ve been a fan of your work for a while, especially love the 30′s repro fabrics.

  20. kbo says:

    Your finished block has great movement, I agree that would make a favorite table runner in many homes.

  21. corina says:

    Thanks for sharing the design process! It’s amazing how the block started and how it appears in it’s final form.

  22. usairdoll says:

    Love your block! Love and another project on my list, hehe. I learning how designer’s create and appreciate you sharing that with us. Congratulations on having your block included in Vol.8, Quiltmaker’s 100.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Connie McCahan says:

    Thank you for sharing your time and talent with this newbie to quilting.

  24. Mona says:

    I really like the dancing dahlias. Amazing how you created these

  25. Helen says:

    Amazing to see how you reached your final design. And you nailed it.

  26. Pamela Reim says:

    thanks for sharing you design process; it was helpful and interesting. and I love the results.

  27. Laura says:

    The progression of your block design was cool to see. I could see how every change make it a little bit better. Way cool.

  28. Loretta Aymond says:

    Love the Dancing Dahlia block! I am always looking for red and white blocks to put with redwork!

  29. Darlene Krystal says:

    Dancing Dahlias is an awesome block…..I love the other blocks too….but dancing dahlias is applique and I love applique….thanks for designing a great block….Have an awesome quilting day.

  30. Debra Neiman says:

    What a bright pretty block, love the table runner. Congrats on getting published. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  31. Carol W says:

    Fun flowers!

  32. Marion Kersnick says:

    This is a stunning block ! Congratulations on being selected again for volume 8!

  33. Loriann says:

    I really liked seeing your inspiration and how your block progressed over time.

  34. Beth Patrick says:

    I liked seeing the progression of your design. When I saw one and said “I like this” there was another I liked better!

  35. Linda says:

    What an interesting process to go through to get a block the way you want it. Thanks for your perserverance. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Betty says:

    Your block is beautiful! I appreciate the giveaway!

  37. Jenell Lamb says:

    Love the curves in finished block. Thanks for a chance to win.

  38. Jenell Lamb says:

    Love the curves in your block! Thanks for chance to win.

  39. Linda Wayda says:

    Enjoyed reading about your design process. Just when I thought you had gotten it right, you changed it yet again, for the better!

  40. Stephanie Matz says:

    Oooh, I do love this block. I might do it in wool. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Cecilia says:

    I enjoyed reading about your design process and I love the red, black, and white color combinations. Thanks for sharing.

  42. I liked all the blocks you came up with, but I especially like the diamond block and the final blocks that make up the table runner the best. Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Annie says:

    I wonder how the tablerunner would look with a scalloped border?

  44. sandy says:

    Lovely block and so interesting to hear how the design process went.

  45. Lori Smanski says:

    This is a wonderful block. Sure would brighten any kitchen. Congrats on being published. Thanks for sharing and the give a way.

  46. I enjoyed hearing about your process and the different versions you came up with.

    Debbie

  47. Carol says:

    I liked all your versions of the Dancing Dahlia block.

  48. Maureen says:

    Well, this is block is so darn pretty! Actually, I like them all & love how you shared your progression of “decisions”. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.

  49. Margaret Andrews says:

    I loved to see the progression of designing the block. I have to admit that I liked them all. Can’t wait to see your block in the new magazine. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Bonnie says:

    I love your Dancing Dahlia Block. My favorite color combination is the green and purple. Thanks for sharing the table runner idea.

  51. Lisa McGriff says:

    Enter me in!

  52. Marcia says:

    Love all the curves on your block. Thanks for the giveaway:)

  53. Kim says:

    Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. Donna says:

    Ever since I started quilting in 2000 you have been one of my favorite designers. Thank you for years of great ideas.

  55. Audrey says:

    Thanks for taking us through your design journey. The result Dancing Dahlias is awesome. I can see myself making your block into the table runner shortly after Volume 8 hits the news stands.

  56. Shawn J says:

    I would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  57. Karen Dumont says:

    Really liked reading about how your block went through the progressions to the Dancing Dahlias of your final block…Very Nice!! Thanks for a chance to win!!
    Karen

  58. alex says:

    Nancy, Looks like you go where I’m afraid to go(curved seams!)
    Your dahlias are beautiful!

  59. Patty Swatzell says:

    I love your Dancing Dahlias blocks and putting them in the row is beautiful!!
    Congrats for getting your block in Vol. 8!

  60. Liz Engman says:

    Thank you for sharing your design process. I actually liked all the versions, but your final choice is, indeed, special.

  61. Emily C says:

    Very pretty block. Just love the flowers.

  62. Wendy says:

    Very pretty block! Thanks!

  63. Susan Blumenshein says:

    Dancing Dahlias is the perfect name for your block as you can just see the movement they create. Thank you for explaining your process ~ my goodness it’s a lot of work! Thank you for the chance to win. I am a beginner and I need all the inspiration I can gather!

  64. Donna Joy says:

    It is nice to hear how a quilt block evolves. Inspiration bursts forth. Thanks for giveaway

  65. Joan H. says:

    What a beautiful block! It really inspires me to try more appliqueing.

  66. Cathy Remus says:

    So pretty it makes me want to try applique!

  67. Evie H says:

    I don’t do a lot of applique, but I love your block! Thanks for the giveaway.

  68. Rachell R says:

    I like all of the blocks. and I do like the purple. but the black and red curves and flowers are really sweet, and I would make the table runner!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  69. MaryBeth says:

    Cool block. I like the table runner especially.

  70. Julie T says:

    What a pretty block. I love the flowers.

  71. What a lovely block. Amazing how your block evolved. I really like your very first design, shown in purples. But they are all lovely. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

  72. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Love the movement, too, that curves give a block. The runner is beautiful, too!

  73. Karen A says:

    I love the table runner. so pretty!!

  74. Marianne says:

    Like this block. A lot different than when you started, but I like those blocks as well.

  75. Sally says:

    I’m not a designer, so it’s fun to read what process you go through to get to the finished product. I am an appliquer so I love this block.

  76. Jeanne says:

    What a beautiful block. Congrats on being in the book

  77. Sharon Green says:

    Love your block!! Thanks for the giveaway! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  78. Sheryl B says:

    I love your block! Great job!!

  79. Debbie Yarbrough says:

    Love the blocks,glad to see i am not the only one that redoes a block until it makes me happy.

  80. Sandra Visser says:

    Love the block. Grats

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

  81. Nancysue says:

    A great block for Vol. 8! Congrats!! Love the pieced border for the block!!

  82. Lorri says:

    Love all your block samplers-congrats on being on the cover.

  83. Julie in WA says:

    This is a beautiful block! Love the curvy edges!

  84. Carrie P. says:

    your block makes an “irresistible” table runner. love it.

  85. Connie Hendryx says:

    Love your block! Thanks….

  86. Connie Wood says:

    Love all the floral blocks. Can’t wait to get my magazine. Hope I win here!

  87. Tami Chaulk says:

    I liked your second Dancing Dahlias block with the lighter shade of purple, but your final block is very pretty as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. Linda Christianson says:

    I like the first block even though you did not choose it.

  89. Margaret Schindler says:

    I love your block and your book is now on my wishlist Thanks for sharing

  90. Melody Lutz says:

    So very pretty. Love applique anyway.

  91. Nancy says:

    I love your block. Congratulations on your block being accepted.

  92. Lynn Nelson Markley says:

    Wow! I absolutely love your Dahlia blog especially since I love purple! I will definitely be making the table runner fir the spring!

  93. Darlene says:

    Love the tablerunner. Very eye-catching block.

  94. Kathryn M says:

    Beautiful block

  95. Josie says:

    Love the dahlia block.. I love to win the book but if not I will be adding this
    one to my collection of past years 100 blocks ..love them.

  96. Pat Evans says:

    I actually really like the second version in the purples and greens, but then purple is my favorite color.

  97. Lynne says:

    Nancy your block is a breath of fresh air. I love it! such movement.So inspiring
    Thankyou

  98. Pat Joho says:

    just may have to try this

  99. Vicki H says:

    Lovely block, I think the tablerunner is gorgeous.

  100. Barbara Stewart says:

    I LOVE your original idea!!!! The bright purples in the corners and two dahalias is striking…..I may give that one a try,………Loving the blog tour this week..

  101. Sandy K says:

    Thanks for sharing the process you did to get your final block. It’s beautiful.

  102. mary walker says:

    I love the border on the table runner!

  103. Becky in Georgia says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful block with us!

  104. Sallie says:

    Love the table runner. Thanks for the giveaway!

  105. Kathy says:

    A great block! I love the way they go together for the tablerunner. Beautiful!

  106. Marca Fritzemeier says:

    Thanks for sharing your creative process. While I liked the original block, I like the end product even better.

  107. Beautiful and elegant block!

  108. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Lovely block – thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

  109. Dorothy says:

    Great block! Colours are fantastic.. gonna have to try this..!

  110. Sandy Curtis says:

    Love your Dancing Dahlia Table Runner.

  111. Charlene McCullough says:

    I appreciated the sharing of you block progression. Is very thought provoking. Anyway, I love the final outcome. Congrats on the cover.

  112. Joyce Carter says:

    Your block is so gorgeous, from the beginning to the end. Thank you for sharing and congrats on being in the magazine.

  113. Judy in OR says:

    I love your block it is one of my favorites so far and it looks great in all the different color ways you used.

  114. ritainalaska says:

    a delightful block! am intrigued with the progression of blocks; each block is nice in itself!

  115. Louise K. says:

    The block is lovely, and thank you for sharing the designing process!

  116. JunkArt says:

    Love love love the Dancing Dahlias!! Awesome !

  117. JunkArt says:

    Love love love the Dancing Dahlias!! Awesome!

  118. texana says:

    What a sweet block. Thanks for all the ideas to change it up.

  119. Allison R. says:

    Your block is beautiful!

  120. Suzanne Flaro says:

    I think Dancing Dahlias is a great block. I like the way you took us through the design process. Sometime I think the designers have an idea “wham” and then they immediately have a block idea. I didn’t realize how much time and energy creating a block would take.

  121. Mel Meister says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! The Dahlia block is beautiful and versatile.

  122. Liz says:

    Always ready for a new appliqué project.

  123. Nancy Roraback says:

    I love your design! The purple is so pretty!

  124. Madeline says:

    I like all the blocks you made, some of the throwaways better than the last one. But then, I’m a sucker for blues and purples…….

  125. kaylace says:

    Thank you for showing the block progression… I like several of the cast offs, but the end result is pretty & spectacular. Nice job…
    Kaylace

  126. Melanie says:

    Dancing Dahlia does indeed Dance! It’s beautiful.

  127. Joanna says:

    The final version of Dancing Dahlias is the best; it’s a lovely block. And one of my favorite flowers.

  128. Angele R. says:

    I love the way you developed your dahlia block. It looks great. I also love the fabrics you are using.

  129. Rose says:

    Love your block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

  130. Marly says:

    Lovely dahlias, thank you for sharing the design process. Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. debbie says:

    you were right the curves make the block spectacular

  132. Your block is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  133. SoccerMom says:

    Love your Dancing Dahlias block!

  134. Elaine Morgan says:

    neat block and interesting combinations!

  135. Kaye M. says:

    I love the Dancing Dahlias tablerunner and the curved border adds that special finish! Thanks for sharing some incite into your design process.

  136. Karen Schultz says:

    Hi Nancy, I just love your work and I am a big fan of yours. I would love to win this to make some of your blocks. Thanks!

  137. Mary C in WA says:

    Thanks for showing the process of this blocks’ design. I love mixing the pieced and applique. Pretty fabrics. Hope I am a winner this week.

  138. Allison D says:

    Wow, it’s really cool to see how you breat down the design process. Great block!

  139. Susan says:

    Thanks for showing your design progression. It’s a pretty block.

  140. Helen says:

    Love the delicate-looking block, especially in green/purple!

  141. Liz says:

    Love your blocks. Can’t wait to try them.

  142. Quilting Tangent says:

    Pretty flower block, like the curves.

  143. Janine Marie says:

    I really enjoy seeing how your design changed from start to finish. I don’t do much applique, but I like this block.

  144. Jitka says:

    Perfect. I love you design process.

  145. Linda Webster says:

    I love the look of three Dancing Dahlia blocks in the table runner. Thanks for showing the progression of the block design from start to finish. I really enjoyed seeing how you changed the design.

  146. Kathy says:

    I love, love, love this block – and your variations! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  147. Deb says:

    Love all your trial and error attempts, but especially love the table runner.

  148. Hildy says:

    Your different versions are great!

  149. Linda Wong says:

    Enjoyed all the variations that you created from one pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  150. marta says:

    love the story and the result..wow…..thank you

  151. Angelia L. says:

    Congratulations on being a cover girl!! I love your Dancing Dahlias block and how the curves create a frame around the flowers in the table runner. Thank you for sharing!!

  152. Ellen says:

    Thanks for sharing your process of designing the block. Love it.

  153. Jenn Reed says:

    I love all your block variations, and the colors you chose. My favorite is the purple design and your red flowers block, they are beautiful!!! Your circles are awesome too, great job :)

  154. Maria OHaver says:

    I like all your block variations

  155. Susan Paxton says:

    I was awestruck with your first version but was amazed at the process to come up with your final gorgeous block. It is amazing to see the process. Thanks for sharing…

  156. Rommy van Houten says:

    your block is wonderful and I am sure it does makes an interesting quilt.
    You did a great good .job.

  157. Sandy says:

    Fascinating to see the progression of a block!

  158. Regina says:

    Love how the curves make this one really flow!

  159. So love your block. Very creative.

  160. Barbara Mead says:

    I love it I love it I love it. Beautiful

  161. Kate says:

    Cool to see your progression in designing it, love the results! Thanks for the chance.

  162. Jocelyn says:

    Your block is Beautiful!! Love it!!

  163. Darla Dishman says:

    I just LOVE your block, beautiful. I have to make it . Will be a beautiful throw for my Mother of 89 years old. I know she will love it. Thank you, CONGRATS for being the cover girl.

  164. Susan Wilkerson says:

    all I have to say is cute, cute, cute!! beautiful block, thank you for the chance to win such an awesome book!!

  165. KT says:

    Very cute blocks. thanks for the chance

  166. Susan Wilkerson says:

    all I have to say is cute, cute, cute!!! love your block! thanks for the chance to win such an awesome book!

  167. Mary W says:

    Thanks for sharing how you developed this block. I love it!

  168. Debbie H says:

    Very pretty block. Thanks

  169. v dale says:

    Very nice block and blog!!

  170. Qltmys says:

    Love your narrative and pictures of the evolution of your block. It goes in the “must make” category.

  171. Kathryn Knox says:

    Congratulations! Love your blocks and the runner is so pretty. Makes me want to start my trying to applique.

  172. barbe says:

    such a pretty block, i really must give this applique thing a try, lol

  173. Renata says:

    I like several of the blocks you drew.

  174. Janet T says:

    Love your block! Very cheerful!

  175. Kathy L says:

    Love your download and your color choices.

  176. Sherry B says:

    Wow, that was an interesting post, learning about all the changes that went into your design! They were all great, in my opinion. But the light bulb really went off in my mind after I saw your table runner…I didn’t see the connection with the curved outer pieces until I saw that picture. Congrats on your block on the cover!

  177. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    Wow, the curves on the edges of your flower block really make it attractive, keep up the good work, thanks, Kathy

  178. Tish Miller says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. New to quilting and feeling overwhelmed with all of the wonderful blocks.

  179. Jeanette says:

    Very pretty Block!!

  180. Ferne says:

    I love your block! It was fun seeing the progress of designing it. I might need your book on sewing curves to get my courage up, but would love to try a runner with this!

  181. Tyne Dimitrov says:

    Thanks for doing this giveaway.. I have to admit I like your 3rd try the best.. but I like the one that you submitted also!!

  182. Margo Scott says:

    I love your block and description of the creative process. Well done.

  183. Dawn Frisch says:

    Congrats on being a cover girl! Woo Hoo! Love the block and the colors that you used. Happy quilting!
    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

  184. Chris says:

    Your work is beautiful!

  185. kathy h says:

    I really enjoyed seeing all your different ideas. I liked all of your blocks.

  186. Pam Fullmer says:

    really like the variations of your blocks Thanks for sharing.

  187. Barb Johnson says:

    I haven’t done much curved piecing, but I’m willing to try it! I like how the curves in the patchwork complement the curved petals of the dahlia.

  188. Kaci Longoria says:

    These are awesome!

  189. Linda says:

    Thank you for writing about the process you went through to develop your block. I found it very interesting.

  190. Jackie H says:

    Beautiful block!

  191. Diane Bowron says:

    I like your block. It would make a very pretty quilt for our spare bedroom.

  192. Lee Ann L. says:

    Wow. What a beautiful block!

  193. Rhonda says:

    Love all the colors

  194. claire says:

    Your dahlias are adorable, Nancy. Thanks for a chance

  195. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    Your block is beautiful – love the scallops in the border of the table runner. Now to get over my fear of curves!! Thanks for the give away!

  196. arlette says:

    Love your block!!!, actually all of them!!!!

  197. Anne Cowan says:

    It was wonderful to see your progression of ideas to the final block! I really like it! In Christmas colors, it would make a wonderful table runner.

  198. Anne says:

    I really like this block but must admit that your first attempt really catches my eye! Thanks for the inspiration

  199. Kathy Pennell says:

    Just a fascinating look at your design process. I have been trying to do more designing and it is sure not as easy as some might think! Thanks for the insight and the opportunity to try and win the book!

  200. paula dalby says:

    I really like this block… actually all the versions of it! I think the gracefulness of the stem is what speaks to me. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway.

  201. Rachel Wright says:

    Thanks for a chance to win :)

  202. Sherry VF says:

    Thanks for giving so many ideas of how to work this adorable block into different settings.

  203. Martina says:

    Love all versions of your block! And the tablerunner is just very cute!

  204. Karen says:

    I enjoyed seeing the changes to the block and the final Dancing Dahlias.

  205. SuzK says:

    Congratulations on being a cover girl! This is a great block. I loved seeing the development process – I thought the other blocks were fantastic as well!

  206. Lucy says:

    Beautiful block. Thanks for your design.

  207. Dorothy G says:

    Congratulations on having your block not only published, but on the cover of Quiltmakers Volume 8. Loved seeing the process on how you come about the creation of a block. What do you do with all the blocks that were made during the process? Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  208. Cathy B says:

    Great block, congratulations on having it in the magazine!

  209. Carole M. says:

    Love your story of how your final choice for the block evolved.

  210. Sylvie Bissonnette says:

    I love the Dahlias – wonderful block! Congratulations.

  211. March Ann says:

    I love the block Nancy, as a new quilter I can see it in a quilt in my future. I am finding a lot of great blogs and even greater quilters in the hop.

  212. Annmarie says:

    Very pretty, Nancy. I see a table runner in my future…

  213. Miz Karen says:

    Love the block. I especially like applique. Thanks for a chance to win.

  214. Alberta Price says:

    Love the block… thanks for the giveaway..

  215. Peg Spradlin says:

    I’m one of Quiltmaker’s homesewers and I’ll be making your Dahlia quilt for the “Quilts from 100 Blocks” spring issue. It’s going to be a strikingly beautiful quilt and I can’t wait to get started.
    BTW, I also have a block in this issue and it’s on the cover right next to yours above the “C”.

  216. Jennifer says:

    I liked each revision – but the one that you entered was truly beautiful! I love how the curves come together when several blocks are put together!

  217. I love the final block, but I think I love the one with the diamonds even more – would love to see a quilt with that one someday! Isn’t it great to get more than one quilt idea out of a block design?

  218. Ruth Wohlgemuth says:

    The Dahlia’s really look like they are dancing. I liked some of the earlier versions as well, thanks for sharing the process

  219. Sharie says:

    Congratulations to you for having your block included in the new issue. And thanks for the chance to win a copy if Issue 8. I just love your applique block, beautiful !

  220. Linda Sanford says:

    I like the red block, the purple block with the diamonds is my favorite. Of. Ourse purple is my favorite color! Lindasquilting@yahoo.com

  221. Deborah DeBerry says:

    Your block is beautiful. I am so looking forward to learning applique within the next year, it adds such a pretty element to blocks.

  222. Deborah Stone says:

    I really like the variations, and the process you went through to get to a great result, thanks!

  223. MaryLou says:

    Well this was interesting – to see how a designer slowly works through many different aspects of an design – until they finally arrive at the end… Love the block – not just the finished one but also some of the many ones along the way..
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

  224. Margaret Harrington says:

    Thank you for the pictures of the transition from first idea to finished block. I like the result.

  225. Debbie Rhodes says:

    Love all the versions of the flowers.. so pretty

  226. Janet Frank says:

    I quite like all of your Dahlia blocks . They are all lovely!

  227. Mary Jo Jones says:

    I love your Dancing Dahlias…gorgeous block! It is a design that I think I would do…especially in the tablerunner size. Congrats on making the magazine:)

  228. Debby says:

    Congrats on being a “cover girl”! I love all the blocks you did to end up with your final entry – each is equally beautiful. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)

  229. Jessica P. says:

    I love your blocks. They are all so pretty! Good job and congrats!

  230. Kris S in WI says:

    Lovely block. I really like the shape of the flower. I think I actually like the first design in purple the best. Congratulations on being a part of the 100 Blocks effort again.

  231. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    Thank you for showing how the process progressed. LOVE the movement in the final block!

  232. Dee says:

    Love your Dancing Dahlias – fun to watch your progression to the final block

  233. Dana Gaffney says:

    I liked all of them :)

  234. Ruth says:

    Lovely!! I would love to win the book.

  235. carol says:

    Great block

  236. Vivian says:

    I love all your blocks, but you are right the final one is the best.

  237. Sandi says:

    Wonderful block!! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  238. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I really love your block – it was really cool to see the evolution of it. And you’re right, the finished block is fantastic!

  239. Andresa says:

    When I saw the block earlier, I just fell in love. Dancing Dahlias is balanced but the feeling I get looking at it is of an asymmetrical placement which appeals to me. I guess I just like things that are off-balance!

  240. bonnie says:

    thanks for a look into the creative process… Love the block…

  241. Bernie S says:

    Very nice block. Thanks for sharing.

  242. Deb G. in VA says:

    I love your block and table runner!

  243. Judy says:

    I guess it is time to practice my applique skills. The block is beautiful!!

  244. It’s gorgeous. I have learned not to rush creativity. Curves are lovely things.

  245. Betty Woodlee says:

    Beautiful block. Congrats on making 100 Blocks and the cover too.

  246. Pat Wade says:

    Thanks for the design thought process. It was quite interesting.

  247. Elaine says:

    From idea to reality, very interesting changes. And the computer makes changes so quick and easy to have a pretty finished block in the end, and the steps along the way are pretty also.

  248. Pat D says:

    Love your block. Interesting to see how a block develops. Thanks for the chance to win.

  249. I love the flowers and how nicely they compliment the pieced blocks.

  250. KT says:

    Love getting a glimpse into your design process and seeing how your block changed. Thanks for the chance to win!

  251. judy says:

    Enjoyed the article and really want to try this block.

  252. Lisa Marie says:

    Wonderful block! Thanks for sharing your design process, which I found very interesting.

  253. Elizabeth Dale says:

    I just saw your “Dancing Dahlias” block on P&B textiles’ website yesterday and commented to them how lovely I thought it was! You do beautiful work!

  254. Sue says:

    Congrats on your block being included in QM’s Vol. 8. Thanks for the chance to win a copy…I look forward to making your block.
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal collectintexas@gmail.com

  255. Mary Hayes says:

    Love this block, even from the beginning design.

  256. Lee says:

    A beautiful block! Congrats on being in the magazine!

  257. W Jensen says:

    Love the block!

  258. Betsy says:

    Nancy, appliqué is my favorite technique so I love love your block

  259. Dawn says:

    I love the curved pieces it makes the whole block dance.

  260. Lynn Mc says:

    Wow! This is beautiful

  261. Gill says:

    i love your pretty block – especially the purple version!

  262. kaholly says:

    Your block is just delightful. What fun to see the creative process in action!!

  263. Delaine says:

    Beautiful block!

  264. Michele says:

    I really like your block but the best part of your post today was seeing how the design changed from one good one into a great one. Thanks.

  265. Narelle says:

    I thought your first block was lovely but the final result is simply gorgeous!
    My ‘to do’ list is growing so long :)

  266. Helen Finnimore says:

    Thank you for the givaway and also your blog is great. I haven’t tried applique with patchwork and quilting yet as I am a new quilter and just getting to grips with all the terminology and new techniques. Love your block – it is really pretty and congratulations on being on the cover too.

  267. Mary Val says:

    Thanks for sharing your process and the evolution of the block!

  268. Donna Coffey says:

    I also love seeing the steps you tok towards your final block, and love each one, but mostly the final block! Great job. Thanks for a chance to win in the giveaway.

  269. rosa says:

    Spectacular and love all the layout.

  270. Jeanne says:

    Very interesting how this great block came to be.

  271. Sunnybec says:

    Love your dancing Dahlias! Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

  272. Cindy L says:

    I appreciate you showing the evolution and the “thinking that goes into these blocks. Beautiful. I really need to get Electric Quilt! I keep putting it off.

  273. Beth T. says:

    I love seeing the evolution of a block. I think your perseverance paid off in a great design.

  274. Jeannine says:

    Beautiful block. Love the fabrics.

  275. It’s funny how a quilt block can evolve so much! I love the finished one!

  276. Hanke says:

    I love the Dahlia! Thanks for the chance!

  277. Anita says:

    A fantastic block! Thanks for the giveaway.

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