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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Quilts From Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Last May, I had a block published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks From Today's Top Designers, Vol 3. In the magazine, you are presented with 100 original blocks and instructions for making them but no quilt patterns.
The good folks at Quiltmaker have put together a magazine of quilts made from these original blocks.

My block was named Hidden Star.
On a blogspot from last May, I gave several layout suggestions for use in a quilt, such as the one shown below.Peg Spradlin has cleverly varied my block and combined it with 3 others from that same issue in this very patriotic quilt entitled "Let Freedom Ring." Another of Peg's quilts appears on the cover, "Irish Spring Surprise" shown below on the left. It's beautifully quilted with bee motifs among the flowers . If you've been looking for ideas on how to use the blocks from the magazine in a quilt, this issue is on newstands now. Visit the Quiltmaker site and click on the magazine image to see more quilts from the issue.

On the Quiltmaker blog, you can enter to win a free copy.


  1. Thanks a lot for posting about this Karen! Congratulations on a beautiful block and a great quilt from it. Peg does lovely work.

  2. Thanks for the FYI - I entered for the give away. :)

  3. Karen, what a clever way to get your draft pattern. Thanks for sharing your "how to" using things we all have on hand.