Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 9

Come join the fun in a blog tour to win Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9 magazine. I am honored to be a part of this blog tour and to have my block in their magazine. 

My block is on page 34 and
 is called Triangle Tricks. The fabric is Stonehenge by Northcott.

My inspiration came from
 Colorful Star Tricks which was my block in
 Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 2.

Here are a few ideas of how to use the block Triangle Tricks.
Here is Triangle Tricks in a table runner.

Triangle Tricks as a wall quilt

Triangle Tricks as a throw

Triangle Tricks used in a quilt

I will also be giving a copy of my newest book
 Diamond Chain Quilts.
The quilt on the front of the book has only two different triangle blocks.
 Can you find the two units?

Leave a comment on this post telling me if you found the two triangle units used to piece the quilt on the front cover of Diamond Chain Quilts and you will be entered in the 100 Blocks Vol. 9 magazine and Diamond Chain Quilts book giveaway . Check out Quiltmaker’s blog each day to see the other stops on the 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

In my next blog post (May3) I will show where the triangle block units are and announce the winners.

Having trouble finding the triangle block? Here is a hint.
The yellow lines are showing where a row of blocks are.
Drawing is Closed.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Patchwork Plus - Life as a Quilter - Family

Patchwork Plus's farewell party with Ken and Phyllis and the gang.
 I do miss these folks. :(

My project this week is quilting circles and stars.

 Joyce took a class I taught on Judy Martin's
 Log Cabin book.  There are thousands
 of pieces in this queen sized quilt.
 Brighton trying to learn to put her little finger in the air.

 One evening we took supper to Mother's house.  The children 
played games and looked at old pictures.

Last week I spoke to a senior citizen's group on quilts. 
 At 103 years young, Ruth is still piecing.
 If I live that long I hope I can still piece quilts.

Join the blog tour to win prizes and to check out some new blocks with Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
  My block is on page 34, it is called Triangle Tricks.

 Try to win my book.  It is addvertised in the 
Quilters News Letter Magazine Feb/March issue.

I enjoyed taking my grandchildren on a wagon ride one day.

My niece got married on April 12.
 Sheri and Sam Horst.


I am enjoying my time with Asher.  I just love being a grandma.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Giveaway For Diamond Chain Quilts

Quilty Pleasures Blog is giving away my book Diamond Chain Quilts.  Slip on over to their blog to see if you can win.

I just finished sewing binding on my box quilt.

My latest adventure is an HQ Sweet 16 long arm sewing machine.  I am so excited about quilting on it.  The sample below is a small snap shot into this fun machine.

The young adults and youth group from church helped one evening to wrap towels for relief kits for Mennonite Central Committee.

Two towels will go into a bucket along with a tooth brush, tooth past, a wash cloth and other supplies which will be sent to

I spent one day last week teaching
 my class "Chinese Checkers" close to
 Charlottesville, VA. 15 ladies took the class.

Chinese Checkers Quilt

My nephew's wedding was on Saturday.  
 Adam and Megan Hostetler.