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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 8 Blog Tour

If you are visiting our blog, it must be Wednesday, November 11. Welcome to FreeSpirit Fabric. Fabric defines your quilting. The same block in different fabrics can change the very tone of your project.
FreeSpirit Designer Essential solids in Dapple, paired with the classic look of the black and white foulard, designed by Melissa Peda, offers a clean and modern look. Now, imagine the same block in bright orange on a canvas of lime green using FreeSpirit Wishing Well by Jenean Morrison, and the modern look and feel turns whimsical.

That's the beauty of fabric, don't you agree? Quiltmaker 100 Blocks is the perfect place to be inspired by the value of color, design and creativity in the simpleness of one block. Here is a good example, by Nancy Pinney. Her quilt, Spring Loaded, uses Rowan fabrics by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably which offer totally different design sensibilities -- florals paired with graphical circles and a universal dot -- to create a soft,warm welcoming quilt. Of course, the colors are what draw Nancy's quilt together!


Now, we want you to continue your inspirational journey by exploring 100 blocks. Click here to enter to win a FREE issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 8. To enter for your chance to win, you must click through from our blog! We promise, every page will feed your creative soul! Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour stops here today!




If you haven't had the pleasure yet of perusing one of the six volumes of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, we would encourage you to run, not walk, to your nearest newsstand to partake in this inspirational feast. Today, FreeSpirit Fabrics is a stop on the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour. 

Tic Tac Toe
Within the pages of volume 6, Diane Harris, the interactive editor for Quiltmaker, takes FreeSpirit Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt and does a modified Tic Tac Toe block or in today's world it could be called a hash tag! She coupled the vibrant green and aqua fabric with black to show true contrast from light to dark.

Log Cabin
Sprinkled throughout you will see bits and pieces of Chicopee as well as FreeSpirit LouLouthi by Anna Maria Horner in Anita Grossman Solomon's Kaleidoscope Log Cabin -- her modern version of a tried and true well-loved block.

Not to leave out the men, Angela Walters takes FreeSpirit Curious Nature from Parson Gray and combines it with solids to create her block Boomerang -- and it does look like a boomerang.
Boomerang

Isn't it amazing what a color or a turn of a pattern can do to make a block as exciting as an entire quilt?

Now for the good stuff.  Visit Quiltmaker's blog and comment to win FreeSpirit bundles along with bundles from our sister brand Ty  Pennnington Impressions.  If you comment here about your favorite block, either one you have made or one you aspire to make, we too will give away one FreeSpirit fat quarter bundle and one Ty Pennington fat quarter bundle as well -- 30 pieces of fabric in each bundle!

Ready, set, comment!  Winners will be randomly selected tomorrow.  In the meantime, visit today's featured Quiltmaker 100 Quilt Block designers today!

Today’s Featured Designers
1.Pippa Eccles Armbrester http://pippapatchwork.com/
2.Jina Barney http://jinabarneydesignz.blogspot.com/
3.Sandi Colwell http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog/
4.Evonne Cook http://evonne-clotheslinequilts.blogspot.com/
5.Cynthia Foster http://sewmanyroads.blogspot.com/
6.Robin Koehler http://nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
7.Wayne Kollinger http://waynekollingersquiltblog.blogspot.com/
8.Arlene Neely http://www.quiltingwithrabbits.com/
9.Allison Nicoll http://www.quiltingmumma.com/
10.Charise Randell http://charisecreates.blogspot.com/
11.Scarlett Rose http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/63534.Scarlett_Rose/blog
12.Dawn Stewart http://springwaterdesigns.blogspot.com/
13.Cinzia White http://lgfns.blogspot.com/ Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour stops here today! Ideas a plenty for your quilting pleasure!

With all the digitalness of our world today, there are times when flipping through a good magazine goes a long way to inspire your creativity. Page after page fills you with ideas for your dream file, for using your stash or to convince you to buy new fabric (not that you need a reason!).  Volume 5 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks allows you this "Quilty Pleasure" with, well, 100 fun-to-make, quilt blocks just itching to become something grander . . . like a quilt.


Perennial Posies Featuring FreeSpirit Fresh Cut by Heather Bailey

For instance, six different blocks, with repeats of two, were used by Joanna Simpson in her Perennial Posies sampler which was quilted by Tamra Rene'. FreeSpirit Fresh Cut by Heather Bailey comes together nicely in block #463 Split Chain, designed by Cindy Erickson; block #467 Scrappy Summer by Allison Harris, cathedral square block #468 by Lee Heinrich, block #414 Bittersweet Basket by Martha Walker and Starfire #465 designed by Kay Gentry.
Material Girl featuring Rowan's Lark by Amy Butler

You might like the Broderie Perse, appliqu├ęd words and flower blocks surround Cheryl Willis’ Material Girl. Our sister brand, Rowan Lark by Amy Butler, helps these designers say it all, "for me, design is like choosing what I want to wear for the day . . ." Truer words were never spoken, or appliqued in this case.  This features block #436 My Summer Sandal by Barbara Jones and block #401 Abloom designed by Barbara Cherniwchan. 

FreeSpirit Good Folks Anna Maria Horner
#457 Beautiful Math by Elizabeth Dackson

FreeSpirit Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt
#480 On The Path by Konda Luckau

Here's the best part.  All of these blocks and more (like another 90 plus) can all be found in Volume 5 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  Comment below by midnight Tuesday, May 1 for a chance to win a FREE copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 5,  the perfect way to touch, feel and flip through all those pages of block inspiration! And, visit the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks site to join the blog tour and find more chances to win.
FreeSpirit  Taza by Dena Designs
#469 Cathedral Square by Lee Heinrich
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Citrus Star

Here's a solids story that will brighten your day or your room. Quiltmaker's July/August issue features a cheerful, really beautiful quilt made from our FreeSpirit Designer Essentials. It's amazing how combining bright, vibrant, solid hues can make such an uplifting statement. Imagine this quilt in a warm solid or cool solid palette. Color can be the single most influential element in changing the look of your quilt and a room. Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark