Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hello Quilters!

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your support!

Well, I'm up to two blogs this year, not quite a record, but an improvement.

I had planned on this block going into the next issue of  the 100 Blocks magazine. At the Spring Quilt Market, which was here in Minneapolis, one of the editors asked if I had put in a block in this issue. I had told her that I thought the deadline had passed but she said that if I got one in the following week it might make the cut. Well, I grabbed a FQ bundle from Studio E fabrics on my way home that evening and made my block and returned it the next morning.
I would venture to guess, this has been their quickest turn around on getting a magazine project finished. OK, so it's a small project.....

A thought came to me after I'd dropped off the block. I think those corner triangles could be a bit bigger. If you add the background rectangle to the paper pieced square first you could add any size  square to the corner using the sew and flip method. I think I may make a quilt using the same bright colors, a black background and assorted black and white prints for the center and corners of each block.

I think this would make a fabulous block for a Christmas quilt in reds and greens. Just three blocks would make a nice table runner. Red, white, blue and a bit of yellow/gold? I'd love to see samples of YOUR ideas! You can email me at irishchain@comcast.net (I don't trust my web email address, it's gotten weird). If I can share them on FB, please let me know. My FB page is The Irish Chain.

I'm still working on building a new web site. I'm waiting on a new web site company that is working through a new way to build web sites. It eventually will give me better ability to change what is there on my own. Since I last blogged, several new patterns have been put up on my current web site, check them out at www.irishchain.com 

For the time being, new patterns and magazine articles will be introduced on my FB page.

May you points ALWAYS be pointy!
Sandi
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!



74 comments:

  1. Your block is amazing, purely and simply stunning!

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  2. Fabulous block - I like the idea of doing it in holiday colors!

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  3. Congrats on a publish, you may feel that you slid in under the wire and you deserve a spot in the 100. Isn't it amazing when you have time to calm down and reflect how ideas flow. Thanks for sharing the black/white ideas and the Christmas ideas. That certainly has sparked some ideas not only in me but also in others. Thank you for following the urging of the editor.

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  4. Love your block - paper piecing is always so pretty!

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  5. What a striking block! Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker's 100, Vol.12.!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love it in the colors in the picture, it's so cute for a child's quilt.

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  7. Your block is beautiful and I love your choice of colors. It would be interesting to try it as a Christmas table runner.

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  8. Love the colors you used for your block--so bright and cheery!

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  9. Wonderful block! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  10. Very nice block. Pretty colours!

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  11. CONGRATS your block is so very pretty. I can really see it as the quilt you described. that would be wonderful. LOL love how quick you got it in. and you made it in the magazine. so fun and rewarding. you did it !!! Yahhhh

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  12. Wow! I even said that out loud when I saw it! That is so pretty!

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  13. Lovely use of all the bright colors! This block is fun!

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  14. That is awesome that you made it in so quickly! Congrats!

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  16. So happy your block was included... lot of ideas on this... thanks
    drhodes9@cox.net

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  17. Ooh, I love this! I am excited to get my hands on this magazine and I will be giving this block a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Such talent!! Overnight entry!!! That is awesome!!!!

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  19. Very pretty colors and very nice block...lovely
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  20. Love your block design, Sandi! Thanks for being with us on the blog tour. We really appreciate it! Have a great week.

    Diane at Quiltmaker

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  21. Really love the block! And to come up with it overnight! Congrats!

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  22. What an undertaking...overnight...you're fast and talented! I think this would also work in a scrappy version.

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  23. I really like your block and your ideas on color combinations. Thanks!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your creative block and congrats on being in the 100 blocks.

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  25. that is gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

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  26. A great block - I'd love a whole quilt of them!

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  27. Pretty block. I love foundation paper piecing. Thanks.

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  28. Fabulous block. I think that center square wound be a fun place for a bit of embroidery.

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  29. Great colourful block! This fabric collection is pretty much my favourite (if only I'd bought more when it was available!), so I would make one very much like this.

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    1. This is a standard group from Studio E, it is still available. You may need to check on-line, it's called 'Just Color'

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  30. I love your block - and the colors make it special!

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  31. I love your block - especially since I wouldn't have to match those points!!! I always seem to have pointless stars and headless geese...need to do more paper piecing!!! Congratulations on being in this issue of Quiltmaker!

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  32. I love how colourful this block is!

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  33. Great block, would also make a great pillow.

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  34. Love this block and love the colors you chose

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  35. I love rainbow blocks, and so does my granddaughter, lol. It's so much fun! I like the idea of a quilt with black, white and grey in the corners. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  36. Oh, I have a ton of scraps that your block would be great with! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this issue!

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  37. Love the block. Great colors. Good luck with the website.

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  38. Love your block and I think your idea for a quilt would be great in those colors.

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  39. I love this rainbow block. It's adorable!

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  40. Neat block! I love the movement in it! Of course I'm a red/white/blue fan so maybe I'll make it in those colors and see what it looks like.

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  41. What a bright, colorful block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. Very nice block and done in such eye-pleasing colors. I think it's perfect as is.

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  43. Cute block and I always enjoy the bright colors.

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  44. Cute block. I should have scraps from a current quilt that will work well in this block.

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  45. What an interesting design! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  46. Swirling rainbows--awesome. Could be done in gradients of a single color, too.

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  47. Cute block. I really like paper piecing.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  48. Wow! your block is very impressive. I love all the beautiful colors. Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. I love the block and your color choices are great. I really enjoy paper piecing and can see myself making this block into a quilt in the near future. ( sue@asdfwordpro.com)

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  50. Cute block...looks like it would be fun to make in a variety of colors.

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  51. LOVE your block!! I think it would look good in red and green, but I love it how it is. Glad that you got it in early! Now you can make another one for next time!
    -karrie
    ksmith8@emich.edu

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  52. Love the block! Doing it in shades of the same color would work too. Amazing what you can do when you are pressed for time.

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  53. oh wow! swirling pinwheel of colorful Studio E swirls! yummy and eye-catching. those corner triangles would turn into diamonds if the blocks are set together--that would be awesome!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. I'm in a Christmasy mood, so I'm thinking red and green, with touches of gold and black. What a nice block!

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  55. Terrific block, THANKS!! Would also be a great scrappy block.

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  56. Cute block! Glad it made it into the issue.

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  57. Love your block! Congrats on getting it in on time!!
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  58. I love this! Glad you got it to QM in time!

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  59. What an awesome block! I have the perfect fabrics for that in my stash...Whoo Hoo!!

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  60. Love the bright colors. They will really pop on a black background!

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  61. Beautiful block! Would love to see a whole quilt like that. Thanks!

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  62. Love your block! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  63. I love the bright colors of your sample. It looks like it would be a fun block to play around with.

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