How to Get Inspired to Quilt (Even if you’re out of Ideas)

My son was missing. Again. He was 2 years old, and we had put out the wading pool. He was so excited about this that he kept escaping from the house and I’d find him back in the pool. I didn’t want him out there unsupervised, because of his age, and I was getting frustrated.

The last time I found him I put his swimsuit out of reach and put his clothes on. Now the clothes were scattered on the floor, and I found him in the pool buck naked. Should I get upset or laugh?

I chose to laugh, run in the house and grab a camera. (These were pre-phone camera days.) When I tried to take the picture, he thought I would grab him, so he ran into the front yard, his boy parts dangling for all the neighbors to see. Then I laughed harder!

When was the last time you were THAT enthusiastic about a quilting project?

Well, this week is inspiration week, with the release of Volume 14 of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks series magazine. You will find 100 fabulous blocks to get your imagination running wild! Hop on over to Quiltmaker’s blog, Quilty Pleasures, and they will take you on an exciting blog tour.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 14

There are also lots of prizes available at Quilty Pleasures, and on each blog, including mine. Just leave a comment sharing your favorite autumn tradition to qualify. I will be giving away two copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 14, and 3 patterns of your choice from my quilt shop. Winners will be selected randomly and notified by email.

I have been included in all but two volumes of this fun publication, and have been inspired by each issue.

My block is called Fallin’.

You’ll love the hand appliqué, and the creative piecing that creates a curved border look.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 14

The inspiration for my block is my quilt, September, from Quilt Batik!, my book published by Martingale & Co.

September quilt

September quilt from Quilt Batik! ©2012 Martingale & Co.

As you can see, I used two of the leaf motifs from the original, and created a scalloped-looking border by using appliqué to make the rounded edges. I also used a more traditional autumn color way.

You could use the block as a focal point, with other blocks bordering it, use several blocks with solid blocks in between, or set it on-point, like the quilt.

You can order my book at Martingale’s site, or from other online retailers. Or ask for it at your local quilt shop.

So, get inspired, get enthused, and feel like you want to swim naked with excitement! Get the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 14, available at newsstands, online, or your favorite quilt shops.

84 Comments

  1. Anita November 16, 2016
  2. Martina November 16, 2016
  3. Nancy Tanner November 16, 2016
  4. Pat D November 16, 2016
  5. Claire G November 16, 2016
  6. Paige November 16, 2016
  7. Katie T November 16, 2016
  8. Quilting Tangent November 16, 2016
  9. Kathy November 16, 2016
  10. Verna A. November 16, 2016
  11. Susan November 16, 2016
  12. Cynthia Knapp November 16, 2016
  13. Karen Martin November 16, 2016
  14. Danette Stankovich November 16, 2016
  15. Bonnie November 16, 2016
  16. Ariane November 16, 2016
  17. Marilyn November 16, 2016
  18. Darlene B November 16, 2016
  19. KT November 16, 2016
  20. Rochelle Summers November 16, 2016
  21. Jocelyn November 16, 2016
  22. Andrea November 16, 2016
  23. KT November 16, 2016
  24. Lori Butler November 16, 2016
  25. Tac November 16, 2016
  26. Chris November 16, 2016
  27. BillieBee November 16, 2016
  28. Rhonda D in KY November 16, 2016
  29. Diane Oakes November 16, 2016
  30. Beth T. November 16, 2016
  31. Wanda November 16, 2016
  32. Wanda November 16, 2016
  33. Gill November 16, 2016
  34. Colete November 16, 2016
  35. Laura November 16, 2016
  36. Ali November 16, 2016
  37. Elizabeth Engman November 16, 2016
  38. Allison Evrard November 16, 2016
  39. Donna November 16, 2016
  40. Janet T November 16, 2016
  41. Rommy November 16, 2016
  42. Nancy November 16, 2016
  43. kathy pfaltzgraff November 16, 2016
  44. Margaret Andrews November 16, 2016
  45. lori November 16, 2016
  46. Nancy November 16, 2016
  47. Kristine Clay November 16, 2016
  48. Linda Christianson November 16, 2016
  49. debbie Rhodes November 16, 2016
  50. kay November 16, 2016
  51. Anna brown November 16, 2016
  52. CindyD November 16, 2016
  53. Deb November 16, 2016
  54. Lori Morton November 16, 2016
  55. NancyB from Many LA November 16, 2016
  56. Lorraine November 16, 2016
  57. Carol Schon November 16, 2016
  58. Elaine M. November 16, 2016
  59. Cecilia November 16, 2016
  60. Wendy November 16, 2016
  61. Melody Lutz November 16, 2016
  62. NancyB from Many LA November 16, 2016
  63. NancyB from Many LA November 16, 2016
  64. Mary D November 16, 2016
  65. Joy P November 16, 2016
  66. Brenda E. November 16, 2016
  67. Barbara Young November 16, 2016
  68. NancyB from Many LA November 16, 2016
  69. Nicole Sender November 17, 2016
  70. Judy Forkner November 17, 2016
  71. Nancy D November 17, 2016
  72. Lisa Marie November 17, 2016
  73. Claire Ross November 17, 2016
  74. Jane V. November 17, 2016
  75. Loris MIlls November 17, 2016
  76. Patricia Hersl November 17, 2016
  77. Summer November 17, 2016
  78. Amy Walter November 17, 2016
  79. Loriann Fish November 17, 2016
  80. Judy November 18, 2016
  81. Nancysue November 18, 2016
  82. Shelly Richards November 18, 2016
  83. Rebecca November 18, 2016
  84. Rachell Reilly November 18, 2016

Leave a Reply

 

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com