Thursday, May 1, 2014

Crossing My Fingers (and Toes!)

It's that time of year again friends - voting is live for the AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest...and this year I have 6 blocks eligible for your votes! So, I need your help...I really, really need your help...and this year you can even help me win money for my charity, the Komen 3-Day (isn't that AWESOME?!)!

They have changed things up a bit for for voting...and unfortunately, the first time you vote you have to register...but then after that, each day, you just sign in and vote (it's really easy!)...AND this year, everyone who votes is eligible for, not only are you helping me, but you have a chance to WIN too!

So, here is what you need to do...
  1. Visit!/auth/register and enter your name, e-mail address, and a password.
  2. AccuQuilt will send you a verification e-mail - simply click on the link in the message and you will be registered.
  3. To VOTE: Visit:!/entries - log in - you will see thumbnail images of all the blocks (there are many pages) - click on the thumbnail of the quilt block(s) of your choice - then click on VOTE FOR THIS BLOCK under the image. Easy!
  4. You can log in and vote each day between now and May 27th - and you can vote for each/every block of your choosing once each day (per email address)! This means you can vote for any/all the blocks you like once each day - so, (if you so choose) you can vote for all six of my blocks each and every day!
...and remember, each day you vote, YOU are eligible for prizes (watch the very short video below to hear about the spectacular prizes!)...and you are graciously helping me at the same time. This year there is a HUGE prize package at stake for the winner (and a couple great runner-up prizes, as well)...but the grand prize winner selects a favorite charity for AccuQuilt to donate $1,500 in the winner’s name...and, of course, you all know I am fundraising for the Komen 3-Day in Dallas this November, so that would be AMAZING! I hope you will help me out and vote for me daily - I would be so appreciative!! I have posted direct links to each of my blocks below, so once you register, just click on each block to vote - that way you don't have to scroll through the hundreds of entries.... You could also use the search box on the entries page and enter "Belinda" and my six blocks will be filtered out for you.

Sunny Side Up
Half Square Happiness

Pointed Posy
Pinwheel Party

Criss Cross Carnations
Blue Skies

I really enjoyed working on my entries this year...and they are all so very me...I love to combine piecing with appliqué. I also like to design blocks that stand alone or work good in multiples or in combination with other blocks...and of course, I think about what would look good as a barn quilt block. I hope you will support my quilt blocks again this year and place your votes for my designs! 


  1. Good luck to you! I love the Pinwheel Party and Half Square Happiness the best!


  2. Love your blocks so colorful and bright!! Good luck!!

  3. Hi Belinda! I just voted for Pinwheel Party. Your blocks all look great and are doing well on Day 1! Beautiful work, thank you for sharing. Hope you WIN! I'll keep voting - Blue Skies and Sunny Side up are my other favorites!

  4. Wonderful designs, just love the colors.. I have been on the site and registered, tweeted and posted on Facebook too! I wish you lots of luck and hope you win. I will keep voting.. I have wrote it on a post-it note and stuck it to my PC to remind me!! I dont think I am eligible for the prizes as i am in UK.. I will still vote though!! :)

  5. I too have registered & voted good luck, beautiful work!

  6. I'm voting, I'm voting!! and thanks so much for listing Quilts & other Notions as your store of choice. I SEW appreciate that. Looks like you are busy as usual and very productive!