My "By the Sea" Paper Piece Block is in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 11!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 11
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. 


By The Sea Paper Pieced Quilt Block
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.

By the Sea Quilt
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.

By the Sea Wallhanging

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:


Kim said:
 
"I love the anchor!"

Congratulations Kim!  Kim has been contacted by email.


Join me for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour May 4-8!

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!



104 comments:

Allison said...

Love the block! Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie Rhodes said...

LOve the block... paper piecing is fun

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Anita said...

Great block! I have never done any paper piecing, but maybe I have to start now?!

Brenda E. said...

I like to paper piece once in a while, such a neat block to try next! bjegrandma@gmail.com

Lee Ann L. said...

What a lovely block and it's made easier with paper piecing!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

OMGosh - I love this block! I guess I have to get my nerve up to try paper piecing! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
Debby E
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Sandra said...

What a neat block you have created and have shared with us. This would be so cute to have in a boy's room. I just love it. Thank you for being a part of the QM's 100 Blocks, Volume 11, Blog Tour and the chance to win a copy of the wonderful priceless magazine.

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Tspoon said...

I really like this block and thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an amazing block! Love the dimension. Thanks.

kris said...

I love your anchor.

Donna Cutting said...

Wonderful anchor and I still need to learn to paper piece.

Bonnie said...

What a perfect block for a summer quilt! Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. Thanks for sharing.
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Allison CB said...

Great block - very nautical!!!

Linda said...

I really like that you give more then one color combinations in your instructions! I hope to follow you as I like your style!

Cecilia said...

Great block! This would make a great pillow for my lanai.

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy so I can get started making your awesome block! Just finished my last paper piecing project and am ready to start a new one - this is it!

Nancy said...

I love your block!

Deborah DeBerry said...

I must go down to the sea again...Love the anchor block. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dee said...

Loving the nautical block! I love paper piecing

Pat V. said...

What an unusual and creative block. So looking forward to this magazine!

Julie in WA said...

Really great block for a nautical themed quilt. Would make a cute baby quilt for just the right baby!

sophie said...

I am working on a nautical-themed kids quilt now that could really benefit form a few of your anchor blocks. Thanks for a chance in your give-away.

~Kris~ said...

Your block looks intricate but doable. I like how you used dark and light fabric to provide some depth and shading.

utahoosier said...

Love this block. It's absolutely darling. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

Patricia said...

Wonderful nautical block. Now I need the book to make it.

Karen Ackva said...

Very awesome block! Perfect for a summer pillow! Hugs, Karen

Tinliz said...

Great block design. jitney41atgmaildotcom

Loris said...

Fun block! I'm working on one with whales right now. So nautical is in! :-)
Thanks for joining in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks tour. I love seeing all the new blocks.

Margaret Andrews said...

What a fun design! It is just perfect for my quilt with sea animals on it and paper pieced. That makes it just delightful. Love to paper piece. Thanks so much for sharing.

delaineelliott said...

I love your block! Very original. Thanks!

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GranChris said...

I like the block. I admire your skill. I can't imagine just sitting down and drawing a block.

GranChris said...

I like the block. I admire your skill. I can't imagine just sitting down and drawing a block.

Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations on having your anchor block in the magazine. 24Tangent@gmail.com

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful block and I love anything nautical, perfect for the summer too.

Debbie

April Shae said...

I am pretty fearful of paper piecing but I LOVE this pattern. May have to try my hand at it!

JANET said...

Wish I had access to this block when I was making my nautical quilt! Maybe I will have to make another.

Sandy Curtis said...

I like your block. Haven't done much paper piecing. I think I'll give it a try

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, this is a great block!
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Margaret said...

I too love paper piecing and this block would be great to hang on the wall of my grand son

Cynthia Knapp said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. Your block is very nice. Thanks for sharing with us. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Lori said...

congrats on being published. Ohhh this is wonderful. I would love to make this into a pillow for our front room, which is becoming ocean themed. my husband and I saw a pillow with an anchor on it. it was nice but nothing special. this would be perfect. thank you for sharing and for inspiring.
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Jitka said...

This your block remains me about our holydays in Dannmark. There were anchors everywhere.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent block!

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

Wow! Your "By the Sea" block looks 3-d! Such a great block - I'm always on the lookout for things that will work for men and boys. Can't you just see this in a pirate quilt for a young boy? Thanks so much for an opportunity to win a copy of the Volume 11 issue!

Elizabeth said...

I like the detail in this block. It would be effective used as a center surrounded by boat blocks.

SoccerMom said...

Cute block. I haven't tried paper piecing yet, but I do want to try it. I love the look of the larger quilt with the different colored anchors.

JoyceLM said...

I love foundation paper piecing. Thanks for sharing your fun block & thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I too love paper piecing and this block,I will give it a try,thank you...martamanole@yahoo.com...marta

Cathy B said...

I love you paper piece block and just in time for summer. Fun! Congratulations for having your block in the magazine!

Marla's Crafts said...

Beautiful block. I really enjoy paper piecing. Thanks for sharing.

Judy1522 said...

Great quilt block. It would definitely make a great beach quilt.

Linda Big D said...

Your block is interesting and looks challenging. (Those anchors could be interesting corners in a medallion quilt with a mariners' compass in the center...hmmm!)
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Ellen said...

What a neat block. Not sure how easy it would be to do, but may have to give it a try. My nephew's son loves anything to do with the ocean and I try to make him something ever year.

Joanna said...

Your block is so creative and timely. It's stunning.

wendy said...

Great block! Looks like a bit of a challenge for me but, I think I might enjoy making a pillow with this design for my dad. Thanks!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I'm a boater, so I love this block! Thanks for the giveaway.

sandi said...

We go to the Outer Banks (Duck)every year as my sister-in-law lives there. Your block is great and I like the stripe blocks with it. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kathy H said...

Great block, my son is in the navy so I especially enjoyed seeing your anchor quilt.

Mary said...

My nephew would love a quilt made of anchors. Thanks for sharing the full quilt picture.

Michele said...

Haven't done much paper piecing but your block may tempt me to try!

Diantha said...

Cute block!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Melody Lutz said...

Oh boy...what a winner. I know a certain sailor that is getting this. Enjoy the rotating version.

Emily C said...

Love the block. I would mix this with some ocean blocks with dolphins and whales.

Cathryn said...

This would be perfect for a seafaring person - Navy maybe? Has many possibilities.

minibea12 said...

Your By the Sea block is great!
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Texastam said...

Love the anchor block. I have been looking for one. Nice colors!

Deb said...

I always enjoy these tours! debgirotti at gmail dot com

Marie said...

What a great block for water lovers!

Susan Arnold said...

Great block!

Walter said...

Always so fun to see these blocks. Thks pjrcontest (at) msn (dot) com

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute fun block!

pharmgirl75 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Rachell said...

An anchor is so unique!
Beaches sound good right now. My kids love the water, so swimming lessons are in order.
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Lee said...

I love nautical -your block is great! thank you!

suz said...

this is a great block - my sister loves the ocean, so this will be tagged to make her a wall hanging!

Terri said...

Great Block! I've only done one project with paper piecing and your pattern has me in the mood for another!

Laurie Parrack said...

I have not tried paper piece yet but I want to soon. Your block is very unique and would be fun in a beach theme or nautical theme quilt. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

Marcia Hoekstra said...

Ahoy, matey! A great block for Florida where you're never far from water - salt or fresh.

Marcia Hoekstra said...

Ahoy, matey! A great block for Florida where you're never far from water - salt or fresh.

nancyr said...

I have recently fallen in love with paper piecing! Great Block!

nancyr said...

I have recently fallen in love with paper piecing! Great Block!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I live on a lake, so this block would be perfect as a throw pillow--love it!

vwlady said...

You're very right about this block being great for a boys quilt. With 5 grandson's to make quilts for, I'm always looking for a new pattern!

craftygramma said...

Very cute block; could be used for my 4 grandsons' quilts!

thanks

Tina Jeo said...

Great block. Thanks for the chance

Kim said...

I love the anchor!
Kim
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Barb said...

This might be a good time to learn paper piecing!

Denise Finucane said...

what a great block! I have some boaters in the family that would love this!!

Jill Hicks said...

I LOVE your block. I can hardly wait to get the magazine to make it.

Linda said...

Great block!,

Jen Barnard said...

I love the combination of the anchors and stripes.
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Lisa E said...

Wow, By the Sea is so nice. Love the colors you picked.

VA said...

What a fun block! I just took a paper piecing class, and that opened up a whole new world of quilting opportunity!

EmileeHope said...

Love the anchor block! I haven't tried pp yet-but I think I am going to have to eventually since you can do so much with it! Thanks for a chance to win!

Barbara Bailey said...

Beautifully made!
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Karen Thurn said...

Very cute block. kthurn@bektel.com

Auntie Clark said...

I love paper-piecing. Thanks for the great block!
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Gill said...

What a great block!!

Anonymous said...

I love paper piecing. funnylady93@nyc.rr.com

Debbie P said...

Cute Anchor Block!! Definitely a fun project!

Dody said...

Paper piecing is my absolute favorite! Fun block.

Andee said...

LOVE this block! Anchors are just classic!

Sharon said...

Wonderful block! I know I will want to use this for a QOV quilt.

Kathy Sue said...

Love your block. Looks difficult but you give me confidence. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet