Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quiltmaker's Blog Tour

Hello Quiltmaker fans!  Today is day 3 of Quiltmaker's Blog tour to launch Volume 6 of the very popular 100 Blocks.  Welcome and let's talk about my block, Tropical Flags!
 

It is an honor every single time to be included among so many wonderful designers, some I call friend as well.  This time I worked out of my normal color pallette and kept with the paper piecing...it is just too much fun.
Tropical Flags Block #522 on page 28

If you go to town and make all the above blocks, you get a really nice size quilt (48 x 60) even before borders.  I also really like the secondary pinwheels.

Want a bit more bang for your buck?  Try breaking the block apart and alternating the quadrants with other blocks.  In this variation, I used half square triangles.
 
Put a bunch together for this variation.  With 12" blocks, you will have a 48" square wall hang in no time.
 
I have so many ideas once I get going on one of these designs because the possibilities are endless.  Have some fun with the design and send a picture when you finish:)
 
Now for the giveaways-
Giveaway #1
1.  Visit my website.
2.  Come back here and mention which of my patterns is your favorite in your blog comment for a chance to win it. 
3.  I will draw a random number from the comments left on the blog so make sure I have a way of contacting you.
 
Giveaway #2
Two lucky commentors will have a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 6 by random number from all the blog comments.
 
Plus you will want to visit Quiltmaker's blog for a chance to win more fun prizes from them.  You will also find a complete list of all the participating designers.
 
 
 

176 comments:

Love Of Quilts said...

I would to win!

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

I would choose FRACTURED ROSES pattern. Your block Tropical Flags is in very nice bright color, what I like.

memajudithlynn said...

Hi! Took alot of biology type classes in college so the DNA wall hanging was a hoot!
Liked the Harvest Night pattern very much. Personally, I'd probably just put in a big old harvest moon for the star block though. Its hard to find a good pumpkin block!

hueisei said...

Amazing block! :)
I love redwork. I like the DNA DAISIES pattern.

Lisa Marie said...

Love your magazine block and the Tropical Bluebells pattern!

Teresa said...

Thanks for a lovely post.
I love the Swaying Hearts Trio because I'm a big fan of Redwork

Dee said...

Gingko Romance is so pretty - love Applique.

JoyceLM said...

Love your block - thanks for sharing & sharing some ideas on how to use it. I'd love to win your Fractured Roses pattern. I'd also love to win the newest 100 Blocks magazine. Thanks for the chance.

LInda Pearl said...

I love your Garden of LaMancha...and Congrats on the block!

sao said...

I like the DNA DAISIES!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Bernie said...

I absolutely love Hog Heaven. I am a certified BBQ judge and have developed a fondness for anything "pig." Congratulations on the magazine block.

Marilyn said...

My favourite pattern is Garden of La Mancha

Lorri Schuller said...

Harvest Nights is beautiful-your block is wonderful

Abbigail said...

I enjoyed your website and you have some really nice patterns! I'd like to have the Floral Windmill if my name is chosen! Your block on here is so interesting in how it can be changed by adding the other blocks to it! Well done!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Maureen said...

Love your block! You have a great selection of great patterns & hard to choose just one! I really like "Las Flores de Amigas! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Lee Ann L. said...

I'm loving the Butterfly Cabin quilt (pattern) Thank you fora chance to win.

Gill said...

Great block! I love it en masse!
You have some great patterns - I like 'He loves me' !!

Anonymous said...

"He Loves Me" caught my eye right away!! Congrats on being in the mag an thanks for the chance to win.
mhinders@myclearwave.net

chemming127 said...

Robin, You go girl!! Great block.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Love the Blue and Orange!!

patricia said...

Friends Are the Flowers won. A few others were very eye-catching. Nice work!

lou said...

I love your "Las Flores de Amigas" quilts. The one shown at the top of your blog is beautiful with great quilting. Love your creativity.

vwlady said...

I really like your pattern #412 - Las Flores de Amigas! Congrats on you block entry! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Mary Jane said...

I love "Coastal Christmas" and will probably order it. I do like your block too.

Denise R said...

I couldn't decide which was my favorite..Butterfly cabin or Coastal Christmas. Very nice!

Vicki H said...

I like Fractured Roses. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandra said...

I just fell in love with your Jingle Penquin pattern. Just so precious. I would give him so much love and I am sure my great nephew would love it just as much. Thank you sharing all the different ideas for your Tropical Flags block. You're right - so many endless possibilities. There are so many talented designers with all their creative ideas. What a priceless magazine to be able to win.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Robin,

Hello again! I just love the variations you did on your block, plus the secondary designs on both quilt ideas. I'm just stopping by to say "hello". Don't enter me in the giveaway, I'm on the tour, too. Have a super day!

Nancy Sue said...

I like tropical bluebells. I love all your patterns and it was hard to decide on a fav!! That's a good problem to have! Congrats on your block!

Joni said...

Congrats on getting your design into Volume 6! I am completely in love with your LAS FLORES de AMIGAS
pattern! It is very special.

Carol Sc said...

I really like the secondary pattern that shows up in the Tropical (or Bluebells)pattern --- was confused by the placement of the names. It is always a "punch" to see the variations that can be achieved with change of fabric or placement --- thanks for showing some ideas.

hiyacinth said...

I love your baby block pillow!

bairdmtn said...

Your block is so vibrant and happy!! I LOVE it! The 2nd setting is just to die for! I definitely will be making your quilt because it is just beautiful! LAS FLORES de AMIGAS is my favorite pattern! Love it!! Can't wait to get my hands on Volume 6 so I can get started sewing!!

Purl Buttons said...

Las Flores de Amigas is my handsdown favorite! LOVE IT!

Michelle Klingaman said...

Well let me say it was very hard to pick just one pattern that I liked...but Las Flores de Amigas really caught my eye.

Kathy H said...

Your block is great. I love a block that can turn a quilt into something completely different by the setting. Your patterns are great too. I love the coastal Christmas.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful block and quilt. I would have to say the floral windmill is my favorite pattern.

Debbie

Lorraine said...

That is a spunky block! I really like Benign Fusions!

Barbara said...

After visiting Ireland this year, how could I not choose Claddaugh?

Donna said...

Butterfly Cabins gets my vote because I love log cabin quilts. Really like your block too.

Donna said...

Butterfly Cabins gets my vote because I love log cabin quilts. Really like your block too.

Pat S. said...

What an adorable block! Your Ginko Romance pattern is very appealing to me. Thanks sew much for this chance to win a copy of QM's 100 Blocks, Volume 6! :-)

Bonnie said...

I love your Bluebells patterns. It is so bright and colorful.

rutigt said...

I visit your website and you have many nice patterns! I think "Coastal Christmas" Is one of my favourites, cause I like it when it´s warm and sunny!!!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Nancy said...

I LOVE Butterfly Cabin - it is so cool!

Mean Mama said...

Hi, Robin. Congratulations on a beautiful block. Love the finished quilt and secondary blocks. Love your DNA Daisies too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your patterns. I really love Harvest Nights.

BizyStitches said...

all your patterns are nice it was hard to pick but if I'm the winner. How about Harvest Nights?

BizyStitches said...

#2: congrats on your block being published. I love how it looks in a quilt. Thanks for sharing your blog.

Debbie said...

Loved anything in the redwork... loved DNA Daises... thank you....

kt said...

Love the quilt made from your block! My favorite pattern is Jingle Penguin--so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

midwestmarykay said...

WOW! Another block that I simply LOVE! I also like your FRACTURED ROSES pattern!

Mary said...

Great block. Thank you for sharing.

VickiT said...

Love the movement in your Tropical Flags block. Awesome block.

You have some beautiful patterns on your site. I have a problem if I am lucky enough to be chosen because I have a friend who is very proud of her heritage so much so, that her wedding ring is the Claddagh. Your pattern would be the perfect gift for her.
BUT, the Garden of LaMancha would be perfect for my MIL because she is so very much like my own mother who is now gone and has a beautiful flower garden. That wall hanging would be something she would just love.

I guess if I'm lucky I'll have to choose at that time. LOL

vburr at charter dot net

Sandy said...

Fractured Roses, definitely. Very lively - I love that.

-Sandy
wrybbunz@gmail.com

vickievanphd said...

I like the claddaugh pattern. The DNA wall hanging is soooo clever!
All of wall hangings and designs look good !!!
Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your block in the new mag

Cecilia said...

I like Jingle Penguin. He is too cute! Your block is very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

Regina said...

I like the Fractured Roses...

Tamsyn said...

Jingle Penguins is my favorite. Love this block! Tamsyn

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow! Your block is very cool. I checked out your website, and love the LAS FLORES de AMIGAS pattern--very pretty!

Savannagal said...

I live Harvest Nights the best. I love pumpkins and Halloween and crisp fall days. It's a lovely piece.

Cathy B said...

Coastal Christmas. Love your block! Congrats on getting your block in the magazine!

Stephanie said...

So hard to choose. . .but I would go with Las Flores de Amigas. A really beautiful pattern. thanks for sharing.

Joanna said...

Nice block, and complements on your blog header. Christmas Shimmer is my pick. Thanks.

Karen said...

My favorite is He Loves Me. Congratulation on having your block published.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

I love Butterfly Cabins.The butterflies made from the log cabin blocks is fantastic.
sue@asdfwordpro.com

Vivian said...

I love the BENIGN FUSION pattern, very cute. Thanks. Vivian

LindaBee said...

Love the movement in your block and red and white are my fav colors.

Jill said...

I like Harvest Nights. Wish I already had it made.

LindaBee said...

Thanks for having me check out the website. I love the Butterfly Cabin block.

Judy1522 said...

Great Block! You have some beautiful patterns on your website making it hard to decide on just one. The one that really caught my eye is Gingko Romance.

Grandma Helen said...

I like the Baby Blocks Pillow. We had 3 new grandchildren (all singletons) in 3 months earlier this year so baby stuff has been my life.

Alberta Diane said...

My favorite pattern is butterfly cabin. I'm looking forward to working with Traopical Flags!! Thanks for a chance to win!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sem sombra de dúvidas o tropical!Sou brasileira e adoro cores fortes.Parabéns por esta na revista e este bloco lindo.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Mary Ellen said...

Floral Windmill is hands down my favorite of your patterns.

Judy said...

I like Gingko Romance. It would look so pretty on my table.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Oooooh....I like Gingo Romance. Great design.

The Village Queen said...

I like the Butterfly Cabin, very neat. Thanks!

arlette said...

I'm going by LAS FLORES
de AMIGAS, although I love all your patterns, congrats for being in the magazine!!!!

Laurie Parrack said...

I like your block. I really like your pattern Butterfly Cabin too. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

Lori S said...

Congrats on your block. I really love your "He Love Me" Pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

Margaret said...

I like fractured roses. Thanks for the chance to win

Kathy Lancaster said...

Love the fractured roses pattern.

Marcia W. said...

Gingko Romance
Your published block is lovely. Congratulations on being selected for the magazine.

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite is "Garden of La Mancha!"

Barbara K said...

I love Tropical Flags and enjoy re-drafting blocks and dividing them to create a new blocks. Thanks!

QuilterKat said...

I've got a thing for pumpkins so I'll hope for the "Harvest Nights" pattern. Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine and thanks for the opportunities to win giveaways.

Toni Stone said...

I like the baby block pattern. Thank you for your block.

Madeline said...

I see myself making the Butterfly Cabin in oriental fabrics in shades of blue and purple.

Toni Stone said...

I love your baby block pattern. Thank you for your block.
I hope my comments didn't post twice.

Diana said...

I really like the poinsettia candle mat. The pearl button in the middle is sweet!

Hidden Stitches marva said...

Robin - I couldn't get to your site, but I know my favorite pattern. It is the Christmas or beach with flip flops. You brought both versions to National Quilt Day at Heritage Park. Your new block is gorgeous. Hugs from Hidden Stitches Marva

kwkaiser2 said...

Hard to choose, but I'd go with "Bluebells". I love the many possibilities of your block.

Susan C said...

Love your block and the design ideas you shared. You have many beautiful patterns, I especially like Las Flores de Amigas.

Geri said...

I really like the Garden of La Mancha, it is kind of magical and would "fit" so many places.

Lou said...

I love the butterfly cabin!!! Awesome idea!!!
Your block looks very challenging and that is a good thing:)

Geri said...

I enjoyed the Garden of La Mancha, it is a magical picture.

Tami C said...

Congratulations for being published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6. Harvest Nights was my favorite of your patterns. Thanks for the chance t win!

Shar said...

I love the butterfly cabin pattern

Lisa E said...

I like your Claddagh Trio pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

jrt14 said...

I would love a chance to win the cute JINGLE PENGUIN pattern. I like the sense of movement your block made in the quilt.

Farm Quilter said...

I love your Butterfly Cabin pattern!!! Totally, unexpectedly wonderful to have the borders make the butterfly! Congratulations on getting your block in the book! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Lori L said...

I like the Swaying Hearts Trio as I have recently taught myself to hand embroider. Hog Heaven is also very cute.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your block and the secondary pattern it creates. Your Butterfly Cabin is fabulous! Congratulations on getting your block in the book and thank you for the opportunity to win,

~Kris~ said...

I really like Las Flores de Amigas in your header. The clots are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

I really like your block and the possibilities. As far as your patterns go, I'm partial to log cabin quilts so I'll have to go with the Butterfly Cabin.

TheStylishHome said...

Love Garden of LaMancha and Jingle Penguin (plus a ton of others!)Secondary pinwheel your block makes is cool! Love secondary designs that emerge as blocks are put together! Congrats on being included in the 100!

PJB said...

Your block looks very complicated, but I love the way it looks in the finished quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Quiltmaker 100 magazine.

5e1bac44-33c5-11e1-9aca-000f20980440 said...

LOVE the tropical flags. I hve some truly strange fabric that would really pop this design! -Marilyn

Sherry said...

Butterfly cabins is great....thanks for sharing...bsmbar@aol.com

Lis said...

Gingko Romance, I have a thing for the Gingko tree, I love them, green, yellow, bare, doesn't matter, my favorite tree in the world!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Quilt Monkey said...

Great block! It sure looks different with different colors. Thanks for the chance.

Patty said...

My favorite is Garden of La Mancha. I like the flowers in it.

Anonymous said...

Tropical Flags is a great block! Love the color combination!

cbd2049e-2795-11e2-8592-000bcdcb8a73 said...

My favorite pattern is Butterfly Log Cabin. I also really like your tropical flags block. Really great colors!

Lee said...

I love log cabin blocks and your butterfly cabin pattern is wonderful! thank you! Congrats on a wonderful block~!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I love your block & the finished quilt - I love pinwheels! Congratulations on being published and thanks for the chance to win. I like your baby block pillows - my niece is expecting her first baby in early January and they would be a great gift for her. :)

Mary said...

Your block is very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I like Las Flores de Amigas - lovely color choices.
wlinda_ca(at)yahoo.com

Nancy D. said...

Sweet block! I really like your "He loves me" pattern.

Elizabeth said...

My "ooooh!" was immediate for "Benign Fusion"--so graceful. Thanks also for showing the design variations for this block.

Barb in Mi said...

I really like your Butterfly Cabin pattern! Unexpected and beautiful! Thank you!

wendy said...

Your block is very interesting. I like the Claddaugh pattern. Would love to visit Ireland some day. Thanks for a chance to win.

Angelia B said...

BUTTERFLY CABIN is lovely.

bethstrand said...

I love the "He loves me" pattern. Thanks! pbstrand@msn.com

Denise :) said...

Wow -- your block is wonderful -- love the color combinations you've used, too! :)

Barb66 said...

My favorites are Gingko Romance and Swiinging Hearts Trio.

Quilter In Paradise said...

Ginko's Romance is lovely! I have aperfect place for it, too. so please pick me!

Cathy Tomm said...

Thanks for the chance to win, I would pick FRACTURED ROSE.

Sallie said...

Congratulations! I would choose COASTAL CHRISTMAS.

Cathryn said...

This is a cool block. Like you, I tend to see other ways to use blocks and sometime I even try it. Can't say that I've tried designing yet. But maybe I will

Bev said...

Harvest nights took my vote on first glance! Simple and elegant is a good description ofo it!

Cathryn said...

I love the Coastal Christmas!

Lori said...

wonderful blocks. i really like your butterfly march pattern.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

It's Gingko Romance for me. Congrats on your block!

SueB said...

Love your block.. I really like Butterfly Cabins

banjo795 said...

You have some really cute patterns. I like the Garden of La Mancha, with the heart shapes used as leaves!

barefootT said...

garden of la mancha, love the tropical flag block, and the many ways you show to use it!!

nanror said...

I LOVE that Claddagh Trio! That symbol is a special one between my husband and I so I think it would be soo neat to incorporate it into my craft!
NyRoraback@aol.com

ritainalaska said...

GARDEN of LA MANCHA is my favorite of your pretty patterns! enjoyed browsing through your pages.

Bluequilt said...

I like the Ginkgo Romance and the Penquin Jingle pattern. I would love to win.

michelle said...

He loves me....that's my fav!! But butterfly cabin is great too...love that color combination!! so glad I found your website!!
mhardey(at)ymail(dot)com

Ellee said...

I like the Hearts in Bloom pattern. soparkaveataoldotcom

Sandi1100 said...

I like Garden of LaMancha and Home of the Brave. Thanks for a chance to win a pattern or magazine.
sandi1100@yahoo.com

Shirley in Canada said...

Jingle Penquin! I so love penquins! Congrats on your block!!

shortseam said...

I can not decide either Gingko Romance or Hearts in Bloom. I am torn between the two.

Cindy said...

I like your poinsettia pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carla G said...

I love your block! And the colors look fabulous! :) I like the BLOSSOM SWIRLS quilt pattern! Very cool! :)

S Walker said...

You have some delightful patterns, so it's hard to narrow it down to one. My favorite is Swaying Hearts Trio (I like handwork), but I also like the DNA bell pull and Jingle Penguin. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Deb said...

Beautiful block and congrats on making the mag.

Rachell said...

I enjoy following your Facebook and getting to know you. This block really is versatile, and I too love the secondary designs!
My favorite pattern is the Claddagh Trio, of course, followed closely by Butterfly Cabin.
reillyr2 (at) hotmail (dot) com

MoeWest said...

I think Gingko Romance is very pretty. Thanks for a chance to win it.

pjquilter said...

ginko romance was my favorite

Shawna said...

Love your block in the tropical colors, how fun! You have lots of great patterns, my favorite is Las Floras de Amigas. Thank you for your giveaway.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Jo said...

I like the block, such fun colours.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your block is fun and love the bright colors. Congratulations for having your block published.

Thank you and Quiltmaker for a generous giveaway and a chance to win. You have some cute patterns. I'd love to win Swaying Hearts Trio. I love doing embroidery.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jo said...

I like the Jingle penguin pattern, so fun :)

Beth said...

The Coastal Christmas wallhanging would be a great gift for my niece, who loves her Southern Cal home. Thanks for the giveaway--either prize would be great.

grammygwendolyn said...

He loves me is my favorite.

Marie Abernathy said...

I really like your pattern called Home of the Brave. Thank you for this opportunity to win some fabulous prizes!
Marie

Jill Montgomery said...

The butterfly log cabin is a great pattern. Congrats on the block in the issue.

Robyn said...

I like the HARVEST NIGHTS pattern best.

FIBREARTS ALLIANCE, CANADA said...

LOVE Tropical Flags in the "split version" Robin... and while I am a traditional quilter at heart, I will definitley want to add 100 blocks to my library and try the split version.
Bethany Garner

FIBREARTS ALLIANCE, CANADA said...

Hi Robin... LOVE your Tropical Flags and will definitely want to try your split version when I have a copy of 100 Quilt Blocks in my hands... can't wait. Terrific that you block made it into the book, follow your work regularly.
Bethany Garner

Dana Gaffney said...

I really like "He Loves Me" it's such a fun wall hanging. Thanks.

Penny said...

My favorite is Swaying Hearts Trio. How cute!

Carmen Nuland said...

I love your Simply Hearts pattern! :)

Debbie said...

I love butterfly Cabin. thanks!

Kelly said...

Congrats on your block! Butterfly cabins is lovely!

Back Porch Extras said...

Tropical Flags block is an awesome block and right up my alley seeing that I am sitting here in FL on vacation. Only thing is the tropical has forgot us right now due to the Nor Easter heading up the coast. So I guess to be warm I will be sewing your Tropical Flags soon!

scarlette said...

LAS FLORES de AMIGAS is my favorite quilt pattern. scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

Pat V. said...

You have a great website! I'd love to give Harvest Nights a try, thanks for the chance to win!

Linda H said...

I really like Gingko Romance. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern or copy of 100 Blocks.

Sorcha girl said...

"Ginkgo Romance" definitely is a great pattern. I have one of those trees planted in my front yard.

Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I'll look for your paper pieced block in the book.

Maria Kievit said...

Love the colours of your block! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Lyn said...

I liked Harvest Nights ... autumn is my favorite season and I liked your combination of applique and piecing.