I'm thrilled that Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 11 is featuring my By the Sea paper pieced quilt block! I truly enjoy making paper piece patterns and appreciate having the opportunity to share my work with Quiltmaker's readers.
This is the By the Sea block that is featured in the magazine. It measures 12'' x 12'' and is all about the ocean; ships, beaches, sun and surf - the things of summer. Makes me yearn for the Outer Banks of North Carolina! I go there every year and when I do, I take a quilt with me. Maybe his year I'll be packing a By the Sea quilt! The magazine includes a full sized template as well as complete instructions for assembling the block so don't be shy about giving it a try.
For my beach quilt, I think I'll mix three colors of anchors in with gray and white striped blocks. It doesn't get more nautical than that! Even if you're not at the beach can you envision someone cuddling with this in a cozy, nautically themed den or in a boy's room that is accented with toy sail boats and other sea related decor? I think so.
If the thought of making a full sized quilt is a bit overwhelming, perhaps a simple wall hanging or table topper is more palatable. Four blocks sewn together would make a cute 2' x 2' mini quilt.
** MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY **
The publishers of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks will be giving away a copy of Volume 11 to one of my lucky visitors. All you need to do to enter for a chance to win is leave a comment on this blog post; only one comment per person please. Be sure to include an e-mail address for me to respond to so that I can get in touch to receive shipping details. The draw will take place at 9:00 am US EDT on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The winner will be informed by e-mail and will be announced by an edit to this blog post. The magazine will be sent to the winner directly from Quiltmaker.
** ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED **
Thank you for all of your entries!
The lucky winner of the magazine is:
"I love the anchor!"
Congratulations Kim! Kim has been contacted by email.
May 4-8 2015, Quiltmaker will be hosting a blog tour for many of the Volume 11 block designers. It promises to be a fun and educational event with lots of fresh ideas and giveaways. Be sure to check it out!