Saturday, November 17, 2012

So very much to be thankful for . . .

Yes, indeed, we all have so very much to be thankful for with the big Thanksgiving season right around the corner!  Mom always said, "if you think you have it bad, you don't have to look far before you find someone who has it a lot worse than you.  Then you forget about why you thought you had it so bad!"

I believe the very greatest thing that I am thankful for this year is - our crops!  Such blessings from above --

My block - Checkerboard Star
I am still excited about the new issue of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks; you should all have your copy by now. 

With every issue Quiltmakers sends an awesome coffee mug with all the blocks on it to each of the designers, & best news of all, there are ways that you readers can win a mug also with comments & such.  I am adding this link for you because it's not too late for you to win a beautiful mug of Volume 6! And you can read all about the future plans for their magazines.   Just go to this link & enter before Sunday evening at midnight! 

I have 3 Quiltmaker's mugs now.  Aren't they neat!
I want to wish you all a very wonderful Happy Thanksgiving Day!  We are traveling for the holiday, so wish us good roads & winds.  See you when we return.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 - Winners!

My goodness - there were 116 comments to my 100 Blocks post.  It is always so heart warming to read through the comments & soak it all in.  Thanks so much to everyone for participating in the blog tour.  I hope you had lots of fun at all the stops!

I certainly love this issue; I think that every one just gets better & better!  So don't miss your opportunity to purchase one if you didn't win a free issue.

I've posted replies to the winners, but here is a final list, too.  Please let me know your mailing addresses as soon as possible so I can get your prize out to you!  Congratulations!

DonnaP - Magazine (will come to you from Quiltmaker's)
BGreene - Magazine (will come to you from me)
wvlady - Magazine (will come to you from me)

And winning fat quarters of reproduction fabrics coming to you from me:

Email me at as soon as possible.  Thanks so much!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! Hurray!

Checkerboard Star
It is my day to blog & show my Checkerboard Star!  It is on page 51 of the new publication, block #568.  I love this block & as events turn out - it's very patriotic for this special day - the day we learn who our president will be for the next 4 years.  Keep in mind that I don't have that information as I'm typing this!  I'm still in suspense.

I hope you like this new block as much as I do.  On Monday I posted a question to those who were reading my blog & asked anyone to guess which block could be mine.  Terry@aquiltingblog is the winner of a free issue of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 for correctly guessing the bottom right hand corner block on the cover; I'm so honored to be on the cover again & congratulations, Terry!

Blue/Brown Leesburg
Red/Brown Leesburg
I have been playing with many color variations for this block, especially this last grouping of Jo Morton's Leesburg & thought you'd be interested in seeing various colorations.  So I downloaded all the thumbprints of the fabrics from the Andover site, but was disappointed to see that some of the fabrics were missing from the site.  So I did the best I could.  I was really interested in doing the black/gold version because I just love it.  However, one of the most special blacks (the one with the brown/gold vines) was missing from the website, but I still like the black/gold the very best!

Black/Gold Leesburg

As Checkerboard Stars appears on page 51 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 6

I have some free issues of the magazine to give away to some lucky quilters; also some free fat quarters of Jo's fabrics.  If you are interested, please go to my website & sign up for the email newsletter or become a follower of my blog  Be sure & check back by Saturday to see if you are a winner, so I can get your mailing address.  You will have to leave me a comment here to let me know that you have either signed up for the newsletter or begun to follow my blog.  And, of course, I'd love to hear what you think of my Checkerboard Star!

Have fun blogging!  Evonne

Monday, November 5, 2012

Join Quiltmaker's Blog Tour beginning Today!

It's Volume 6 of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks coming to your newstand on November 13!  I'm honored to again be a block contributor to this wonderful publication.

Let's have a little fun.  The first one of you who can correctly identify my block, which is on the cover, will get a free issue of the publication.  So just look at this cover image & guess which block you think could be mine; describe the block & which row & column it is in.  The answer will be revealed on Wednesday, my day to blog, & I'll answer you right on this blog if you won!

See you then!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Volume 6 Coming Soon!

Yes, it is time again for a new edition of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks!  I just love this publication & it's always a thrill to have your block chosen.  It is Volume 6, due out on newstands on November 13.

The blog tour begins next Monday, November 5th, so get prepared for a week of fun blogging & prizes!  Go to on Monday to begin the blog tour.  You could win a free copy of this wonderful publication.  Don't miss out on the fun!

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