Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sunny Parkway - Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Greetings friends! I am back from an incredible trip to Arizona/Utah...and the Grand Canyon hike was SPECTACULAR. I will be back tomorrow to share photos and details from my extraordinary journey...but today I am here to share all about my latest quilt block design in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 15 (on newsstands this week!)...

I am SUPER excited to tell you all about my original quilt block titled Sunny Parkway. Last year, I submitted a block for the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks issue and never heard a word, so I thought my work wasn't fact, I kept waiting for my block to be returned to me. So, imagine my complete surprise, when I see an image online of the upcoming issue and my quilt block was ON THE COVER (this is my third time as a cover girl for this special publication!) - I was completely shocked! Several days later, I received a package with copies of the magazine and I was still in awe. There must be a communication breakdown somewhere or I'm not on their e-mail list, because I never heard from the magazine (thank goodness I took photos of my block before submitting) and all my e-mails have gone unanswered - so I am not involved in the official Blog Hop (a BIG boo hoo!)...but you can head on over to the Quilty Pleasures Blog for all the festivities and giveaways this week.

My quilt block is (of course) AccuQuilt friendly...and although the magazine gives you all the measurements and details for rotary cutting, I thought I would give the AccuQuilt enthusiasts out there a list of the cutting dies I used to create Sunny Parkway (a 12" finished block):

I'm so thrilled you visited my blog today and can share in my enthusiasm...and I would like to include you in my excitement by having a giveaway...
  •  I have two copies of  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 15 magazine to give away...yep, two of my readers will receive a copy!
For a chance to win a copy of this special publication, simply leave me a single comment telling me about your current creative project(s) - I would love to hear about your artistic endeavors (including, but not limited to: stitching, sewing, quilting, gardening, cooking, crafting, etc.)...

To be eligible, you must include your e-mail address or have your e-mail address visible in your profile. International entries are welcome. Please leave a comment, no e-mail entries will be accepted. The giveaway is open until 11:59 PM CST Monday, May 8, 2017 and the two prize recipients will be contacted/announced on Tuesday, May 9, 2015. No prize substitutions. Good luck...

Make sure to look for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 15, on newsstands this week (on sale starting May 1, 2017) - it's the issue with the red band across the top of the cover...and I hope you'll stop back for another visit soon!


  1. I am working on two quilts from the National Quilt Block challenge - one for a girl and one for a boy. I've also signed up for a knitting mystery. In cross stitch, starting to think about Christmas ornaments!

  2. I am hand quilting a baby quilt at the moment.

  3. Love Sunny Parkway...what a great block! I am ready to start quilting my Postcard From Sweden quilt. I've always wanted to make one of these and it is so pretty! I also love to bake and garden!

  4. Congrats on being a cover for the 3rd time!
    The blocks are all so pretty.
    Can't wait to your post about your hike.

  5. I am a cross stitched and love your designs. I want to attempt quilting someday and this book looks like a good way to start.

  6. Not entering your generous giveaway, but wanted to say congratulations to you on your latest quilting accomplishment and a cover! Sunny Parkway is a gorgeous block, Belinda! I am working on Christmas ornaments and smalls. xoxoxo

  7. Congratulations on making the cover! I'm actually working on a cross stitch piece that has several stitched quilt squares--the best of both worlds. Thanks for the chance!

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  8. Congratulations on making the cover my dear
    You are awesome
    I am currently stitching a cross stitch project.
    Sending you love and hugs x

  9. I have been making a star wars themed quilt for nieces June wedding.. your block is great!!

  10. just finished a t-shirt quilt and planning to spend a couple of days making casserole carriers

  11. I am a cross stitcher mostly. I just brought 7 stitches projects-including Blue Jeans & Daisiesand O Canada from Jeannette Douglas to my framer. Presently I'm working on the Canada sampler from Amy Mitten, Canadian Patriotic snippets from Jeannette Douglas (notice a theme here), a couple of ABC samplers, Just Nan and Kathy Barrick. And I'm knitting when I'm not stitching. Love adding quilting ideas to finish a cross stitch project

  12. Congrats! And thanks for the chance to win a copy of the publication. I am a cross-stitcher. I'm currently working on a La-Di-Da pattern called Me & You.

  13. Lovely block. Thank you for a chance to win!

  14. Gloria McKenna
    I do needlework and quilting = working on older WIPS at the moment. Your blog provides inspiration and 'words of wisdom' to help me through my 'slumps. Thanks!