The past couple of months at Northcott have been a blur, as we prepared for quilt Market, our semi-annual trade show. As a result, I have not had much spare time to blog. I must say I’ve missed you! Well, today I am back on the blog bandwagon participating in another Quiltmaker’s “100 Blocks” Blog Tour. Editor June Dudley told me about the tour last week while we chatted at Market, and I got right to work whipping up a few blocks for you to comment on.
Perusing the latest issue of “100 Blocks” (Volume 6 already!), I noticed that there are several blocks that either use Northcott fabric or are designed by some of Northcott’s favorite pattern designers. It just so happens that Northcott is advertising a new cuddly soft flannel collection called Reptile Rumpus in this issue, so I thought I would recreate the blocks and, by extension, some quilts using Reptile Rumpus. Of course, if you have participated in this blog tour before, you know that I want your opinion on which block and which quilt is your favorite. Please leave a comment by 11:59pm today Nov. 7th and I will randomly choose one name to win your very own copy of “100 Blocks Volume 6”.
Block #559 uses Baby Safari, a collection designed by Carina Gardner.
Here is my version using Reptile Rumpus.
While the block looked good, the resulting 3 x 3 block quilt failed to inspire me.
Block #563 is designed by Laura Blanchard of Plum Tree Quilts.
In Reptile Rumpus, both the block and the resulting quilt look interesting.
Block #577 is designed by Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs.
Chris’ block is a big more detailed, but both the block and the quilt turned out well.
Block #589 by Scott Murkin is shown as a quilt on page 89 using Stonehenge Ginko ebony.
Here’s how the quilt and block look in Reptile Rumpus.
I was pleased with how the quilt and block turned out.
Of course, I also did a bit of mixing and matching.
Here is the Chris/Celine quilt #577/#593.
I also combined #559 & #589.
Okay, it’s your turn to voice your opinion. Please send me a comment with your favorite block and quilt, and I’ll post the votes in the next couple of weeks. Good luck!
I’ll also try to work on another post this week – I am travelling to 8 quilt shops and 3 guilds in Virginia and Maryland from Nov. 6 – 12. If you are at any of the participating shops or guilds, please come and say hi. Today I am at Quilters by the Bay Guild (Lexington Park, MD), Quilt & Sewing Center (Fredericksburg, VA) and Bonnie’s Sewing Center (Alexandria, VA). On Nov. 8th, I am at Sew Refreshing (Mechanicsville, VA), Bernina of Richmond (VA) and Sew EZ (Portsmouth, VA). Then on Nov. 9th, I’m going to Nancy’s Calico Patch in Newport News, then the Tidewater Quilt Guild on Nov 10th, then Tomorrow’s Treasures (Crofton, MD) and Pax River Guild (Lexington Park, MD) on Monday. Stay tuned for photos!