Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Volume 5 Has Arrived!!

I am honored to once again be included among today's top designers in the newest issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
                                                                 


Pinwheel Salute


For all the paper piece lovers out there, here is another versatile block to play with.  Pinwheel Salute is a great block that can be rearranged and / or changed to the colors of your heritage.

 
Here I have shown German and Irish for my heritage and the blocks are arranged differently as well.



This fun little quilt uses 8 copies of the template in the magazine.  Then add 4, 6-1/2" x 12-1/2" border strips.
The quilting was done with a star stencil, quilting wiggly lines along the paper piece seams, and tracing straight lines into the border strips.  It was quilted with a variegated Red/White/Blue thread for more POP.
It finishes at 24-1/2" square and there is still plenty of time to get one done for Memorial Day or 4th of July;)

Now that you are here, don't forget to leave a comment, including your email address, for a chance to win a FREE copy of the new magazine. 
I will draw a winner on Friday, May 4th.
For a chance to win a free pattern of your choice from my website, LIKE me on Facebook.  I will draw a winner from my
new friends on Friday, May 4th as well. 

For chances to win the block itself plus lots of other fun gifts, be sure to visit the official Blog Tour blog:)   

So glad you hopped by and have a great week!!

162 comments:

Carol in E TN said...

Great block, thanks for the giveaway.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

I LOVE paper piecing and anything patriotic. This pattern looks like a delightful project.

kt said...

Great block--love seeing it in different colors and layouts! Thanks for sharing!
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa Marie said...

This block is so unique -- love it! I am excited to get this magazine full of inspiration.

Heather said...

Wow, this is one of the most unique blocks i have seen. Love the different colour combinations.

Martina said...

It is a cute block! Thanks so much!Would make it in swiss colours!
sammartina(at)bluewin(dot)ch

hiyacinth said...

Oh, that block is very appealing!

Dana Gaffney said...

This is one of the best blocks I've seen. I haven't done any paper piecing but I guess it's time to start. Thank you.

Ruth said...

I love the block! While paper piecing isn't my favorite, I do it when I love the pattern (and it isn't too hard)! I don't do facebook, so I am going to become a follower instead!

Donna said...

Love the variations and the block

Martha said...

Congratulations on your beautiful block...very unique. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandra said...

Your block is different which is a good thing. Is actually very striking.

Purl Buttons said...

I think your block is something entirely new and different. It has a lot of possibilities. I am sewbeads at yahoo dot com.

Heather said...

oooooo, i just started paper piecing about two weeks ago. LOVE this!

vwlady said...

Really like this block lots! Congrats! So many options to use it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee said...

What a wonderful block! very clever and looks so great in the different colors! Congrats to you and thanks!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Great block. Congratulations.

pwnmom said...

Love your blog, great block!!

pwnmom said...

Oh, I liked you on FB.

Julie said...

Love the block. Thanks

Dee said...

Love the versatility of this block - you rock - going to love you on f.b.

robin said...

Interesting block! I love it in Red, White, & Blue!

Carol said...

I love the flexibility and patterns that are possible with this block!

beulahcdot [at] yahoo [dot] com

Christa Marcotte said...

Interesting arrangement!

The Gad-A-Bout Gal said...

I like how versatile your block is.

Angela Nussbaum said...

Oh wow! Your block is so cool! Im trying my first paper peicing project (well my second, as the first was way to complicated to be my first, so im giving it a try again) I would love to do a quilt with your block!

jrt14 said...

I love the way your block looks so great even when the pinwheel blades are moved around. it would be a fun block to play around with.

Joyce Carter said...

WOW! This block seems to be flowing. Nice job! Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway.

Joanne said...

Love this cute block....see so many possibilities using it.

Patti said...

I love your patterns. Very different.

B Greene said...

Paper piecing is a skill I have not mastered but your block encourages me to try again!! Congratulations on being included in 100 Blocks!!

Mary said...

What a great block. I like the idea of using your own nationality colors. What fun.

Cathy B said...

Congratulations! I love your quilt block and am enjoying my first blog tour. thank you!

Kd Brown said...

Wow, what a great block, Robin! It has so many possibilities. brown (dot) k [at] centurytel (dot) net Thanks for a great giveaway. :)

drmithome said...

Love your variations.

Barbara said...

Interesting and unique block!

annmarie said...

I'm not a big fan of pinwheels but yours is great - I like it! Can't wait to get my hands on Vol 5 - would be nice to win it!

Lee Ann L. said...

Wow! I'm in love with that block! Congrats on getting into the magazine. :-)

Carrie P. said...

cool block. congrats on having your block in the magazine.

Gill said...

Great block!
I especially like the first version!

Anonymous said...

Pinwheels are so cool and your array of them is just amazing. I am a new follower and will be keeping my eyes on you now. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win such a creative magazine and a free pattern also.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Desert Threads said...

Great way to put a pinwheel together.

Jean Baardsen said...

Congratulations, Robin! Well-deserved!

Anonymous said...

thanks for a chance to win.love the Irish!
mimicol7@yahoo.com
Mimi

jmniffer said...

I've pretty new to quilting and paper piecing...love the precision it gives. Your block looks great in all the different colors. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Very unique block. thanks for the chance to win!

WoolenSails said...

That would be fun to work with and make into a piece for July.

Debbie

Cat Lady said...

Intriguing design. Reminds me of butterfly wings.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Hello Robin! Just wanted to say hello & I love your block. I noticed it right away when I received my copy of 100 Blocks, Volume 5. Don't include me in the giveaway - I'm just enjoying the tour! Have a super day!

Karen said...

Congrats on being in this issue. Love your block.

gilda said...

great block. thanks for the giveaway. gwonson@hotmail.com

Gina said...

Wow! Fantastic block design! Thanks for showing the different colorways! Congratulations too! How cool to have your block in the magazine! Thanks for the chance to win! Now I'm going to 'like' you on FB!

Sallie said...

What an interesting block - I like that it looks like it's furling. Thanks for the giveaway!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Congratulations on your block.

Stephanie said...

I haven't done much paper piecing but I want to do more. I find it really fun. And your block is terrific. I love strong colors and geometrics. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

I'm new to paper piecing but finding it really fun. I love your block--the strong colors and geometrics appeal to me. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

Kimmi said...

I love this pinwheel salute. It looks fabulous! kimmiwest@gmail.com

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on the selection of your block for the latest volume 5 of QM 100 Blocks. The block in patriotic colors is fantastic.

Kay said...

That is such a neat & different block. I always like pinwheel blocks.

Amanda Echler said...

I have been meaning to make one of my 'mentors' a small wall quilt with University of Michigan colors (he graduated from there). This may be JUST what I need instead of appliqueing a big M on a blank background!!!!

amanda (dot) echler (at) hotmail (dot) com

Diann said...

Congratulations on having your block included in the magazine.

Madeline said...

I think I have to try your block!!!
memoose55@yahoo.com

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns seu bloco é LINDO!!!!Vou te deguir.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Marge in Louisiana said...

What a neat block. My heritage too! German but now I have an Irish last name.

DebrafromMD said...

I love to paper piece and it's great to see the blocks that use this method of construction.

Anonymous said...

I love your block. What a great pattern for playing with color.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Terri said...

What an interesting block! I love how everything works out so perfect when paper piecing. But I have to be really motivated to pick all the paper out...so I don't do it too often. I guess I have Quilting ADD....Enjoyed our blog.

Phyldar said...

What a unique block! I want to make up a table topper in red, white, and blue to use this summer. I love paper piecing *Ü*

thegoose said...

Lovely block. Congratulations on its inclusion in Volume 5. :)

BizyStitches said...

Your block is very interesting. I "liked" you on facebook.

Linda said...

An amazing block! I love to PP so I will be trying this one for sure. Thanks!

teachpany said...

Really cool block! The watermelon is fun!
I do follow you on Facebook. Thanks!

darlene said...

I'm not much on pinwheels but I sure would love to have a quilt made of blocks at the top of your blog.

Laurie Parrack said...

I like the block, it is very versatile. Congrats on being chosen for a block in the magazine. Thank you for the giveaway

Kris said...

Congratulations on being selected for the magazine. Thanks for a chance to win.

Unknown said...

love the greens

The Village Queen said...

Very interesting block, so versatile too. Thanks for the chance!

Quiltsmiles said...

What a unique concept and block design. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on being published. Jane

Catskill Quilter said...

Love this pinwheel - you can almost see the movement!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I like your block!

Jennifer said...

What an inspired block. I can see it twisting and turning in so many directions! Thanks for sharing
jennifer(dot)padden(at)austin(dot)utexas(dot)edu

Bev said...

Very different block! Congrats

Brenda said...

Great block.
bveinotte at juno.com

Becky said...

Wow! Great block! This has such color potential!

Anonymous said...

Cool block.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
cool block
mhinders@myclearwave.net

Julie in WA said...

I like paper piecing, and this block looks like a lot of fun to make! Congrats on being in one of the best quilting publications on the market!

bairdmtn said...

My friend loves paper piecing but I have never tried it. Now, I am going to HAVE to after seeing your block! Love it! Can't wait to get my hands on volume 5!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very cool block. Congrats on being in Vol 5.

Beth said...

This is a very neat, versatile block! Congrats!

Donna's Quilts 4U2C said...

Just found out last year that I really like paper piecing! This looks like a pattern that I will want to try. Good job! Love your color combinations.

JoyceLM said...

Love your block - I love paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rosa said...

I love paper piecing and your block is fantastic and love the differnts layout.

moramargaritaster(at)gmail(dot)com

Judith said...

I just took up PP and I am having fun. Congrats to your publish block. Can't wait to see it in print. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Juanita said...

Looks like this block would be loads of fun & the color variations ar endless!

Rachell said...

Scrolling down, my first view of the block, my thought was Wow, Pow, Stand up and salute! So unique! I love paper-piecing and I love Patriotic colors- I'm even working on a Patriotic-colored sampler right now. I NEED to do this one so I sure hope I can win a copy!
I'll like you on Facebook too.

Rachell said...

I forgot my email: reillyr2@hotmail.com
Amazing again.... Love the walk hanging and the quilting designs

Ullhärvan said...

What a great block!

stichnRN said...

i LOVE the red white and blue!!!!!! and the "spin" on the pinwheel.

Kay Ahr said...

I was just dozing off here at the computer until I came to your block!! YES, I am a paper-piecer and I love it! Flipping the block would be fun too.

kayahr@gmail.com

Joanna said...

The little quilt you made using your block is amazing. I am intimidated by paper piecing and am probably missing a wonderful experience, but I do love how this block comes together.

Karrie S said...

Thanks for the chance to win. COngrats on the block! Ksmith8@emich.edu

sandra said...

Wow really neat block.I have never paper pieced but I may try it.

patricia said...

Innovative. It's nice to see something really new.

Judy1522 said...

Great Block! I have yet to do any paper piecing but I am going to learn.

Janet said...

Very interesting block. I really like it as a pinwheel!

Jeanne said...

Really like your block! Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

love your block!! it is different, I like it

Lori L said...

That is really an original block. Would love to win a copy of the magazine to be able to give it a try.

Lisa said...

I like your block the one looks like watermelon. Congratulations on being published. Comlisajohnson@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Different block for me! Will have to challenge myself as I like the movement the block has. Thanks! Sharon

VickiT said...

What a great looking block Robin. Very cool.
Congrats on being in Issue 5!

Kate Brown said...

Really nice and creative block. I love the patriotic combination, would be great for a QOV!

Cecilia said...

Your block looks very intricate and pretty. I like paper piecing and will have to try it.nyhanks for the chance to win.

Diantha said...

Very cool looking block. I've never tried paper piecing, but like the effect.

Pat S. said...

Love the versatility of your block! Thanks 'sew much' for this chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker's!!

Cindy said...

When looking at the individual block I didn't get it - but when you showed it in a quilt, I get how it combines and Wow!

Jill said...

I would love to win.

Karen said...

This would be a fun block to paper piece. I like the flag representations but it might be fun in scrappy prints.

BeachQuilter said...

Wow! What a great block, thanks!

Robin said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and for following either my blog or facebook.
We did have one foreign language response and for all the curious ones, it translates to
"Congratulations on your block is GORGEOUS!! I'll follow you" and supposedly is Portuguese. That was pretty cool too:)
Paper piecing is great and I do hope that those of you who try the block will send a picture so we can post it!
Have a great week, Robin

LJ said...

What an innovative pinwheel. Such talent! Count me in on the 100 book.

Denise :) said...

Your block is awesome ... and far more versatile than I'd have guessed at first glance! I'm definitely going to give this one a try, especially in the red, white and blue colorscape ... I'm feeling very patriotic lately! :)

Carla G said...

Very cool different block! Congratulations on being published! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

oops I forgot my email address...
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Annie said...

This is very creative!

SewLindaAnn said...

LOVE paper piecing, and your block is so interesting. larmenti at bellsouth dot net

quiltndebbie said...

Great block! I love playing with traditional forms. They are so inspiring!

Sandi1100 said...

Love your block and wall hanging. Thanks for the chance to win.

quiltndebbie said...

Great block! I love looking to traditional blocks and quilts for inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love your block and your wallhanging is gorgeous.
sandi1100@yahoo.com

Autumn P. said...

I like this block a LOT and I also really like how you quilted it. So interesting.

Newbie Jen said...

Lovely block, I can definitely see the possibilities!

Jill said...

I Looooove this. Perfect.

Weedy said...

My first thought was "Quilt of Valor". Lots of possibilities with this block.

PS. I'm stubborn; I don't Facebook.

Pat V. said...

What a unique and unusual block. Great job!

Raelene said...

What an amazing block! What a talented lady. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.
Hugs

Binks said...

Awesome! I'm all about paper piecing right now and need all the practice I can get. Loveliness!

Binks said...

I'm so in 'Like' with you on FB

Shishypat said...

What an eye catching block. I love the stripes!
shishypat@yahoo.com

Deb said...

I love pinwheels so will have to make this one!

Zuzan said...

Thank you for the block. I love paper piecing so look forward to the challenge. This is the first time on your site look forward to visiting again.

Janet said...

This is really a neat block! Paper piecing is wonderful to do with the accuracy that is gives.

ann said...

That is a GREAT block. Is it OK to use it. I am making a paperpieced lap quilt out of BOM's. I think this would make a nice addition.

Mary said...

What an eye-catching block! I love seeing it in different colors and layouts. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

I Love Your Block Pinewheel Salute! Thanks for having this great Giveaway with Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5!

Michele said...

Wow. Such an unusual block. Thanks

Debbie said...

love this block paper piecing is fun,..

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Congratulations it is a very nice block and so versatile.

Robyn said...

wonderful blog, thanks for the visit.

RSHudson said...

Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

kwiltnkats said...

I'm a paper piecer and love how you've been able to design a flutter in your block. I like the first layout with the tips coming together. It would be neat to see a project with this layout. It sort of made me think of butterfly wings. Thanks for a chance to win. Sandi

Judy said...

I like the accuracy of paper piecing and would love to make your block. It would be a great wallhanging for Fourth of July.

Cindi said...

Nice block! Congrats on being in the 100 Block issue.

Shelley said...

oh, I'd just love a copy of the new issue!!!

Nancy said...

What an interesting block! Thanks for the chance at this giveaway!

Victoria M. said...

I only tried paper piecing once, but this block could get me started again. Thanks.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love your block especially in the Red White and Blue. My new Daughter-In-Law wants a wall hanging for every holiday. She will love this. Thanks for sharing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great block. I have not paper pieced much. It is something I'd like to try again though. Congratulations on having your block included in this year's Quiltmaker's 100.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

QuiltSue said...

What a fun block. Thank you.

Nancy Sue said...

I have a son who would love a quilt with this block :) I love seeing all the possiblities. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. We appreciate your time! Hopping over to like you on FB. What would we do without social media? I guess it used to be quilting bees back in the day :)

Robin said...

Congratulations BINKS for being #125 out of 161 and winning a free issue of QM 100 Blocks Vol 5.
I will be emailing you as well.