7 Nov

MAYWOOD BLOSSOM – my contribution to this wonderful Vol 2 of  QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCKS  issue.  What fun!  I so enjoy designing applique with easy lines, and sometimes with a twist.  I have a full-time job besides this great adventure of designing, so I’m big on do-able projects.  I’ve worked about 6-7 yrs.  for a quilt shop, and taught many students in sampler classes.  I still have students of mine visiting with me at Prairie Quilt Guild meetings.   They are still quilting and loving it – does my heart so good!   And what an opportunity in Quiltmaker’s magazine to have a whole world of sampler blocks available to you!

October was extremely busy – I designed several new patterns for local quilt shops for the shop hop event.  Then preparing for Houston after that.  At Houston, I enjoyed meeting June and some staff of QUILTMAKER.  I’m making up some lost time with hubby, and the three dogs.  Am anxious to get to the drawing board with another block idea bouncing around in my head for a future issue of 100 more blocks!

Be sure to check out previous blogs about new friends from England, and Halloween at Houston market.                        

Please return to my website in the near future to see the new patterns I took to Houston market, or contact me  – I would love to share them with you asap!

Post a comment on this blog during the blog tour Nov. 8-12, and be eligible to win your very own copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 2  !!!




  1. Kim November 8, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    beautiful block!!!

  2. Thearica Burroughs November 8, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    I love your design and it will be one that is surely used in my studio!

    Please sign me up for the giveaway!

  3. Shelley dionne November 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    Very creative block…love the colors!

  4. Jocelyn November 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    I love your sweet block. I look forward to seeing all the designs in the new edition of 100 Blocks!

  5. Robin (rsislandcrafts) November 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    I love your block! Simple shape/design but with a wow factor. I love the cut out areas.

  6. Tea November 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    Congratulations on being included in the issue. I love your applique block with the cut outs; new twist and new look to design.

  7. Sue November 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Hello there.
    I enjoy the simplicity of your block. I really like applique. Nice job!
    Please enter me in the drawing for the 100 blocks book.
    Thank you! ~ Sue

  8. Karen U November 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    Congratulations on your block being part of the collaborative efforts of the 100 Block edition. I would love an opportunity to win a copy of the magazine. Thanks!

  9. De Cook November 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Your block is extraordinary! Love the simple but elegant lines!

  10. Jo's Country Junction November 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Great block. It’s my first time to your site.

  11. Marilyn November 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    I’m not an applique girl, but tnis block is really pretty. Maybe I will give it a try…after I get my hands on one of these magazines. What a tease, the magazine isn’t even out yet 🙂

  12. Barbara Campbell November 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Love your out of the box applique design!

  13. Gwen November 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    What a unique block, I love it.

  14. Georgette Mitchell November 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    What a stunning block.

  15. Bev DeMaria November 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    I can see this block in a quilt! Very nice.

  16. Dianne November 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    Beautiful block….I’m sure this is a must-have book!

  17. SuzK November 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    This is a great block – I love the cut-outs!

  18. Moneik November 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    Love the simplicity of the block.

  19. Sharon Palmer November 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Great block, I love its simplicity. Thank you

  20. Kathleen November 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    You can never spend enough time with the hubby and puppies. Thank you for being a part of this great publication.

    • Janice Hill November 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

      I really love that block

  21. Sherri November 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    I love this block…and I love the idea of 100 blocks in one magazine…what a wonderful giveaway!

  22. Brita November 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    That’s a neat twist on a traditional flower applique, love it!

  23. Jacqueline November 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    What a lovely block.Congratulations to be part of this issue . Wish you the best .

  24. Jane November 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    Wonderful simplicity of your design. I am anxiously waiting for the magazine to hit the newstand. But I would love to win one!

  25. sandra November 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    can’t wait for the book! like the applique altho don’t do much of it

  26. Sandi November 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    I really like the cut-work design you used on your flower and leaves. Very unique! Your blog is new to me so I think I will go check out your website and see some of your patterns!

  27. Billie Kretzschmar November 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    Looking for the place to post to be entered for the magazine. I love your block!

  28. Julia P November 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Love your block and can’t wait to see the rest of the designer blocks!!

  29. Gwynette November 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Fresh design. Congrats on making the magazine.

  30. Brenda November 8, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    I love your block, can’t wait to make it!

  31. JoAnn Chambers November 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    This is a wonderful block. I love applique and this is such a clean crisp design with the colors and fabrics you have used. I can’t wait to try it myself!

  32. Christie November 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    What a cute block! If I don’t win one of the giveaway magazines, I am going to have to buy one just so I can see all the blocks and get the instructions, especially for this one. HUGS… and stitches

  33. Jackie Roisler November 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    Your block is quite unique with your cut-aways that adds depth, plus I like the varigated thread you satin stitched the stem part with. Very cool!

  34. Deb November 8, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    The design of the block is woderful in it simplicity and color placement. Look forward to seeing the block in more detail in the upcoming issue fo 100 blocks.

  35. 4dreamsr November 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    Love your block design & congrats for being chosen. Would love to win copy of book give away.

  36. Michele November 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    Your block is very pretty.

  37. Anna McD November 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Love your block…can’t wait to see the book.

  38. Marianne November 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Love your block. Thanks for the design.

  39. Norma November 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    I love the simplicity of the flower, ye it is so graphic

  40. Sharon November 8, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Love your block! Hope I’m the lucky winner of the 100 Block Book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  41. Kim November 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    I love your block design!

  42. Laurie November 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    I LOVE these magazines – for especially this reason! Finding new designers and great blocks to try – how fun to see all this talent 🙂 Looking forward to your new pattern 🙂

  43. Lillian in Michigan November 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    This is a really pretty applique design. I want to use this one for sure!

  44. Barb Colvin November 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I love your Maywood Blossom! It’s so much fun to see new designs

  45. diane stahl November 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    Would love to win a copy, I am always looking for new (and old) blocks to try

  46. Julie in WA November 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

    Gorgeous block! I LOVED last years edition of 100 Quilt Blocks! I am working on finishing a Christmas sampler quilt, made using the patterns in the magazine. Are you giving away a copy of the new magazine? I’d love to win a copy of this new edition!

  47. Sandi November 8, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    I like your design and look forward to giving it a try.

  48. SewLindaAnn November 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    I love your block, the cutouts are so unique and really add to the design.

  49. VickiT November 8, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    You have a beautiful looking block. Congratulations on being chosen to be part of the 100 blocks.

  50. Marcia W. November 9, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    Though I am a piecer, I really like the modern simplicity of this block. I can see myself making it. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in your drawing. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  51. Wyo Di November 9, 2010 at 12:54 am #

    Congrats on making 100 Blocks V2! I’m now off to check out your website!

  52. Darlene November 9, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    I’m new to applique but would love to try your design.

  53. MoeWest November 9, 2010 at 1:47 am #

    Very pretty block! Congrats on being chosen for the magazine.

  54. Sandy A November 9, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    Wonderful block! Looks like one I could actually make, since applique is not my strong point. 🙂

  55. Pam November 9, 2010 at 2:01 am #

    Love your block – can’t wait to see 100 Blocks V.2

  56. Maria November 9, 2010 at 2:15 am #

    I love your block – I can not wait to get my copy of the magazine and make a wallhanging featuring your block! Very talented!


  57. robin November 9, 2010 at 2:27 am #

    Love your block! Thanks for the giveaway chance. :o)

  58. Barb Johnson November 9, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    I usually shy away from applique, but your block is so beautiful that I’m going to have to get bolder! I’d love to have a copy of the magazine!

  59. Bonnie November 9, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    Yes, your block is very doable. I can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine!

  60. Tonya November 9, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    Although a quilter for several years; I have been a bit scared about applique too much. I am testing the waters so to speak!
    I will enjoy following your blog.

  61. arlette November 9, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    Your block’s beautiful, love the colors you used ❤

  62. Becky M November 9, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    I love your block! So beautiful. I could see this with so many fabrics!

  63. Sue November 9, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    Deb – The magazine looks great, how nice that you were invited to play with them! Love the pic of your Wylie, and please show us pics of your other two.

  64. judy Urban November 9, 2010 at 2:48 am #

    love your block looking forward to the magazine.

  65. Leanne November 9, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    great block and wylie is just soooo cute!

  66. Michelle Clemons November 9, 2010 at 2:56 am #

    I love your block and am interested in seeing more of your patterns. I would love this magazine.

  67. Kerry November 9, 2010 at 3:02 am #

    Love the block! Congratulations on making the book.

  68. Renee G November 9, 2010 at 3:06 am #

    I love your block and this looks like a great book.

  69. Janet November 9, 2010 at 3:12 am #

    Lovely block. I would really like to win the magazine.

  70. Lisa November 9, 2010 at 3:17 am #

    I really love your block!

  71. cheri c November 9, 2010 at 3:19 am #

    ooooohh… how beautiful is that block!!

  72. Jill November 9, 2010 at 3:31 am #

    I love your appliqued flower!

  73. Linda November 9, 2010 at 3:35 am #

    What a unique design! Sort of reverse applique, but it isn’t. Nice job. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

  74. patty1 November 9, 2010 at 3:55 am #

    I like your emphasis on doable. It is an issue. Very attractive design.

  75. Ariane November 9, 2010 at 3:56 am #

    Your block is just gorgeous!!! I love it!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  76. Jaylene November 9, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    I love your block. Would love to win a magazine

  77. Jen November 9, 2010 at 4:06 am #

    Your block looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win this special mag.

  78. Jannette Binder November 9, 2010 at 4:06 am #

    I haven’t done a lot of applique, partly because most of it looks too complicated – not this block! Thank you!

  79. Jacqueline November 9, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    Hello! Beautiful Block!!! I have been reading up on aplique… hoping to try it soon! Congrats on being part of the fun!

  80. candace November 9, 2010 at 4:26 am #

    Love your block!

  81. Debbie St.Germain November 9, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    Your block is beautiful, it would make a nice quilt by itself with different fabric shades and textures.


  82. Katie Melich November 9, 2010 at 4:56 am #

    This block really drew my eye.

  83. paulette doyle November 9, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    Such a pretty block!! Well done!! I can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  84. anna November 9, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    I love your block- very pretty and reminds me of a poinsettia flower that is not yet opened. I love poinsettias- they were my wedding flower.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

  85. Christine M November 9, 2010 at 5:11 am #

    Lovely block. I love the colours.

  86. Kathy November 9, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    I absolutely love your block! Not to mention lots of other things I saw cruising your blog, I’ll be back for a longer look.
    Kathy in GA

  87. Lisa E November 9, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  88. Sharon Vrooman November 9, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Lovely open flower block – oh, if I could master applique. What an inspiration to have this preview of the book.

  89. Martina November 9, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    Lovely block! Thanks for the give away!

  90. Stacey November 9, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    i would love to win a copy, thanks

  91. Jeanne November 9, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win a magazine. Love your block.

  92. Susan Ponte November 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    I love your block. So eye catching.

  93. Mary ann November 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Great design! Thank you, I am so looking forward to this group of blocks!

  94. Connie Houk November 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    Love your block!

  95. Kris S November 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    What a neat design. I love applique.

  96. Linda Erickson November 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    That’s an unusual but very pretty block!

  97. Karen W. November 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    This looks like an applique design that I could make!

  98. Chris November 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    Great opportunity to find blogs! Looking forward to the magazine.

  99. Donna November 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Love the block and I will be back to see what other work you are doing.

  100. Lindsay the SavedSin November 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    VERY nice block! What a great inspiration… and what a WONDERFUL giveaway y’all are a part of ! Thanks for the chance to win !

  101. Lisa England November 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    I love the originality of your block. Thanks for the drawing.

  102. Angie Nudge November 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    I’m so glad I’m taking the tour. I just love your block. I like to include applique in my quilts and just love the simple, sharp, beautiful lines of your designs. I’m bookmarking this site!

  103. Wendy November 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    Congratulations on having your block in the latest 100 quilt blocks magazine. It would be cute made up in wool.

  104. baukje November 9, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    LOve your colorful block.

    greetings from France

  105. Kathy H November 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Congratulations on your block being in the new book. I think it would be fun to make several in different colors.

  106. wbotw39 November 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these magazines. Applique is a favorite part of my quilting.

  107. Marlene November 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    I do love applique! I did a machine appliqued Santa block today for a quilt guild silent auction – forgot it was due so I didn’t have time for hand applique. But it’s cute, just the same! blessings, marlene

  108. Lynn November 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    Maywood Blossom is a beautiful block. Love the way it is bordered which really sets off the center flower.

  109. Pat November 10, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    Love your block.

  110. KT November 10, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  111. Jeanne November 10, 2010 at 1:54 am #

    Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

  112. SheilaC November 10, 2010 at 2:29 am #

    I love your block and can’t wait to see Volume 2!! I loved Volume 1!!


  113. Kathye November 10, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    I love the flower block! I have a dog! and I love the name of your website!!

  114. Susie November 10, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    I love your block! It’s simple yet beautiful. Simplistic beauty! Couldn’t ask for more!

  115. Deb November 10, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    I would love to be included to win a book with all these gorgeous quilts in it. Thanks for the chance.

  116. Lina Fryckman November 10, 2010 at 6:30 am #

    Love your block.

  117. jan November 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    Very cute block! I love seeing it on the cover!!

  118. Laura M November 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    What a pretty block! Can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine and try some of them (including yours) out!

  119. Annette November 11, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    Congratulations on being in the 100. I loved the last magazine and I know I want this one too.

  120. Nancy Sue Phillips November 12, 2010 at 5:21 am #

    Wonderful block! This blog tour has been so much fun! Thank you for your participation!

  121. Gill watson November 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    Great block!!
    I’d love to win a copy of 100 Blocks!

  122. Karen A November 13, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    What a lovely design. Also looks very doable

  123. MaryLou November 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Such a neat design & one that most any of us would feel confident doing.. Love it..
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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