Geoff's Mom Blog

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Welcome Quilting Friends. Blog Hop GIVEAWAYS

Why is it when I have something that needs a nice picture it becomes a fuzzy mess? Does this ever happen to you?

I am so excited to have you join me for the 100 Blocks Blog Hop.  My quilt block is called "Summer Picnic".  Here are 4 blocks together with a sashing.  See the finished border with applique by following my blog. After the quilt is complete and the border pattern is finished there will be another giveaway of a free pattern!



I enjoyed every step of making this block. Page 75 in Volume 9 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from todays Top Designers. The magazine is having a giveaway for a copy of this wonderful magazine. Please leave a comment and I will pull your name next week for a free copy.

Below is a picture of beautiful San Francisco.  What a great day to play with some wonderful quilting friends!


I am in such a good mood today that it is time for a $30 gift certificate for patterns from my website.   Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the hop and make sure to visit all the other designers blogs.

-Joyce

194 comments :

Anita said...

Your block is very nice!

Jrizzle said...

I like the illusion of curved piecing this has. Congrats on being included (:

Martina said...

A beautiful block! Looks great with these backgrounds!

sandi said...

A wonderful block! THanks for a chance to win.

A Rose in Texas said...

Fun block to create with...I like the circular illusion

Debbie said...

Love the block thanks for the opportunity to win.

Dee said...

So happy you are in a good mood:) Beautiful block

Allison said...

Great block! I can't wait to see the completed quilt.

Marly said...

I love star blocks and this is no exception. I'm looking forward to seeing the complete quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Quilting Revolution said...

Unique Block! LOVE!

Dorothy G said...

Love your block. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine!

Havplenty said...

What a clever design. I see one block inside a star block. Great design. Enjoy San Francisco. It is one of my favorite cities.

B. J. Woodlee said...

Great block, thanks for the give away.

bairdmtn said...

I LOVE your variation on the Rolling Stone block! How pretty that would be made into a large quilt! Or table runner! Or placemat! LOVE it!! Your giveaway is very generous! Would love to have some of those wonderful patterns of yours!

Gill said...

Great block Joyce - I especially like the centre of the star!

maxine17 said...

love your block!

kt said...

Great block! Looking forward to seeing the full quilt!

Dana Gaffney said...

Great block, I'd make in bright colors for a children's quilt.

Joye with an e said...

Your block looks nice in the red blue and tan colorway. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

nancy kozak said...

This block is unique. It has a star with a round shape in the middle.

banjo795 said...

Just when you think that there can't be any more unique star blocks, someone comes up with one! Thanks, it's beautiful. And I love the red white and blue theme- very summery and appropriate for a picnic!

denisew said...

What fun block! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Cathy said...

I love your block. It would make a fantastic quilt. Hugs

Diane said...

Very nice block. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandy Lowery said...

Cool block and I look forward to the whole quilt.

Diane Pickthall said...

Great block! Have fun with your friends!

GranChris said...

Have a safe trip and Congratulations. Very nice block.

Kathryn said...

I hope you are on your way TO San Francisco - a great place to visit. Your block is a winner.

Rebecca said...

Really like the spinny effect of your block

Lisa Marie said...

I always love this magazine, such creative blocks! Your block would be lovely in so many different color combinations!

Jacqueline said...

I hope you have a great time in SF with your quilting friends. I am jealous.

Thanks for a chance at your generous giveaway

Cynthia Knapp said...

Your "Summer Picnic" block is very cute! Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine and thanks for sharing with us. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

PegP said...

Congrats on your block.

Margaret said...

Love your block. Cant wait to get my hands on this magazine,

acoelke said...

Another great star block. I love stars.

Phyllis Baas said...

I like the block, have to see how you make the floating red part.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Very Clever block and your trip sounds fun!

Lori said...

told to refresh, opps, congrats, a very pretty block. I love the title. Have a great time in San Francisco.

monica sisk said...

this is a really need looking block. Great name...it is picnic looking .

just in case (m3reyna at Hotmail dot com)

Emily C said...

Very nice, I love star blocks.

Susan said...

I can see so many possibilities with your block! I'm feeling bright colors on this sunny morning in Washington State. Thanks for the chance to win.

Virginia C said...

I love this pattern. It would be a great block for a Quilt of Valor quilt.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Great block - very interesting! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
:) Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

zswela said...

Wow, I like the circular squares inside the block. How beautiful.

Donna W said...

Great block. Love stars and interesting center to the star.

BeachQuilter said...

I love star blocks, this will be added to my files!

Jennifer said...

Your block is so clever! I love how you took two traditional blocks and combined them. I can't wait to make a quilt with these!

cwienstroer said...

fun block which can go many ways depending on the fabrics used. Wonder what border you are working on.

Auntie Clark said...

I love your block. Like four small blocks with smashing and I really like small pieces and little quilts, table toppers, etc. aswdlw77@sssnet.com

Deborah DeBerry said...

Hope I get to see the finished borders. Beautiful block!

Doris Rice said...

A very nice block and my favorite color combo red/white/blue. Enjoy your time with your quilty friends. dorisquiltingqueen at yahoo dot com

Lee said...

Summer Picnic is great! Congrats on a great block! Have fun with your quilty friends and thank you for being so generous!

Kathy L said...

Love your block. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan Arnold said...

Great block! Thanks for the giveaway

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very fun block! Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks.

Lee Ann L. said...

Congrats!!!

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Nice block and idea. D.G. L

Carrie P. said...

have a great trip. love your block.

Debbie P said...

Love your block and how it has nice movement!! Will definitely o on my to do list!! Thank you for the great design and give away! :)

TheStylishHome said...

Interesting combination of shapes! Can't wait to play with it :D Enjoy your trip...and thanks for being so generous!

suz said...

great block with lots of potential - can't wait to see how the applique looks. have a great time in San Francisco!

utahoosier said...

Lovely block. Also, I really enjoyed taking the wool class from you and your friend at Bryce Canyon! Congratulations on making it into the publication. Thank you for the giveaway!

Barb said...

Have a great playdate with your quilt friends.....Thank you for the great block and the chance to win!

Lady Jane said...

very nice block. I love these colors perfect for this block

Margaret Andrews said...

What a pretty block! I like how the little squares are arranged. I will be sure to go to your page to figure out how you did this. Thanks so much for sharing.

Laurie Parrack said...

I love your block. It would be perfect to make a wonderful spring picnic blanket with. Congrats on being chosen for a block in the magazine.

bcbaldwins said...

Beautiful block! It reminds me of summer. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanna said...

Summer Picnic; I love the name as well as the block.

Rose H said...

Very cool block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

MooseStashQuilting said...

This block looks very interesting. I can't wait to get my copy of the magazine and see just how it goes together! Fun fun!

Loretta said...

Nice, a star around the rolling stone block.

Michele said...

Great block. Enjoy SF!

Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations on having your block in the magazine.
24Tangent@gmail.com

lindawwww said...

Congratulations on having Summer Picnic chosen for the magazine. Have fun on your getaway!

QuilterKat said...

Great block! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

Peggy said...

The center of your block has always been a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love your block, the center is just like a block on the quilty cross stitch I am doing. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Karen Malone said...

Your bock is so nice! I am looking forwards to seeing your appliqué border. Thank you for the chance to win a giveaway.

Kelly Wilson said...

Thanks for a chance to win your patterns. Your block looks very versatile - modern, 30s, scrappy, etc.
Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Sweet block. Love the fabrics you used.

annmarie said...

Congratulations on your block - it is great. Hope you are having lots of quilty fun with your friends.

Angelia Lanouette said...

I really love your Summer Picnic block and can't wait to see the finished quilt! Congratulations!

Susan said...

I am glad you are in such a good mood :-).

It is always interesting to me how different fabrics or a different placement of the same fabrics in a block make a block look different.

ytsmom said...

I love the picnic block!

Anne said...

I love your block. Such talent there Missy! Good luck at Market. Wish I was going to be able to give you a hug! You'll do great!

Ann Rudd said...

You have a great block.

barb said...

you did a wonderful job on your block! congrats on getting it published. you are so inspiring. thank you so much for a giveaway

allierae said...

I love SF too. Congrats on the block!

Cecilia said...

Great block! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Dorothy H said...

I really like your block! It makes the colours PoP!

Jill Hicks said...

Fun block. I am anxious to get the magazine.

~Kris~ said...

Summer Picnic is a perfect name for your block. I love the colors and design. Thanks for sharing.

vwlady said...

Great block! I can it making a Quilt of Valor done in reds, whites & blues!

Kathy Sue said...

Love your block! Congrats and thank you. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

Rhonda Davis said...

Beautiful block. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Amy said...

Love your block--would love to make it in some modern solids! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Rommy van Houten said...

A realy nice block You did a fantastic Job Super

Sewgirl said...

Looks like a versatile block. Thanks for sharing!

Jitka said...

I like your block - I like picing and I love scrappy style.

Janie said...

A fascinating twist on a traditional star! Thank you so much for your creativity!

Sallie said...

Thanks for your generosity!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great block and thanks for the great giveaway.

JustPam said...

Congrats on having you block in this mag!

wendy said...

Great block! I like the interesting center area. Thanks for a chance!

Sandra said...

I just enjoy star blocks so much and yours is a keeper. Thank you for designing and sharing with all of us. To win a copy of this magazine is indeed an honor. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Regina said...

I JUST made broken wheel blocks for the first time - so your block caught my eye at once ! Nicely done!

Melody Lutz said...

I certainly enjoy stars of all kinds...enjoying yours too...so many directions to take this!

MissPat said...

Nice block. Congratulations on being included in this issue.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I love your star block. I've seen lots of other blocks in the middle but I think this is a first like yours.

Digiscrapations said...

Great block. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susie said...

Congratulations on having a block in this magazine.

Louise Mensah said...

What a lovely design xx
http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Fab block and well done - I can't wait to see this issue!

MargaretH said...

Love your block. Looking forward to seeing finished project

Crickets Corner said...

What a cute block! I'm looking forward to this issue with all the great blocks.

Sharlene said...

Very nice colour combo. Congrats on being featured. REally want to get my hands on an issue of this magazine. Thanks.

jrt14 said...

I love the wonderful colors in your block and the star pattern is beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win.

Lyn said...

Neat block; I love block-within-a-block designs!

Kelly Warriner-Simpson said...

Cities always look so different from the air. Love the block and congrats on having a block accepted

JanineMarie said...

I like blocks like this that combine two other blocks.

JayTee said...

love your block

Thim3 said...

I love your block.
Thank you for the chance to win
thim3@hotmail.com

Gloria said...

LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING THIS MAG. yOURS IS GREAT CONTRIBUTION.

Andee said...

Thanks for the chance!

Andresa Strahm said...

I love blocks that look curved but are all straight edges! Thanks!

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Great block and colors. I can definitely see a QOV made with this block.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I see lots of possibilities for this block. Thanks for the giveaway.

chickadee04287 said...

Just finished a mini quilt that has blocks like the center of your star. I like it!

Penny said...

I really like this block...it truly reminds me that summer is right around the corner. Enjoy your trip and thanks or the giveaway!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty block. I always love star blocks.

Tinliz said...

Interesting block.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Love your block, it has great movement. With warmer temps I like the red and blue color-way. Very patriotic!

Geni Pickens said...

I love your block, can't wait to use it.

Maureen Williamson said...

Love vintage, love your block! Thanks for a chance at the give-away.
Maureen
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

frosew said...

Congratulations! Your block is lovely, and I'm anxious to try it!

Linda H said...

Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Vol.9.

Gunda B.-S. said...

Like your block a lot

Beth said...

I think this would be a great Quilt of Valor pattern. Thanks for sharing it, and for the giveaway.

Madeline said...

ooh, ooh, I could win a pattern? oh what fun this tour is!

Diantha said...

Nice block!
Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

Elizabeth said...

Love the combination of patterns.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Love your block, and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

JoyceLM said...

Great block - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

Gwen Wehner said...

Fun Block! Thanks!

Steph said...

Congratulations on your magazine block! Thanks for the chance in a drawing.

Christie said...

Love the block! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sherrie Naquin said...

What a great block! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

Thanks for your generous giveaway. i'd love for you to pull my name!

thimblevee said...

Love your block and would also love to win a copy of the magazine!

Nancy said...

I really like Summer Picnic! It is a great block and can envision a lovely lap size with each block using different CW fabrics.

Donna Joy said...

We all need a summer picnic, I like how the block looks curved.
Thanks

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Awesome block--love it!

Cloud 9 said...

I just love this block. Hope it's not as hard as it looks.

sara said...

i like the name of the quilt. who doesn't love a summer picnic?
sara
sara603@msn.com

WhoMom said...

Your block reminds me of a pre-school group on a picnic blanket, Love it! Thank you for sharing with us, and a gift certificate would be wonderful!

Sandy Garrett said...

I love your block. I'm on my way to check out the applique

Pat Wade said...

It's a beautiful block.

MaryBeth Little said...

Congratulations on having your block published. I love it.

Cat said...

Great block. I think that this would make a very effective Quilt of Valor in Reds, Whites and Blues. Great job. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

travlr99 said...

Love R/w/b quilts. Congrats on Vol 9

Karrie S said...

Such a fun block! Congrats!

JANET said...

Nice block. Looking forward to looking through the magazine.

Joyful Quilter said...

Great block - thanks for the giveaway!

Rachell said...

how cute! Two traditional gorgeous blocks together!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Judy1522 said...

Your block is perfect to make for the 4th of July.

BizyStitches said...

This is a fun tour, thank you for putting my name in for the drawing.

QuiltinGram said...

Have been collecting these mags. Since Volume 1....so far it hasn't hit the stores up here in Canada. Love your block!

Santee Bobbie said...

Wow, great block. Thanks for the giveaway. Great pic of San Fran too.

nicolesender said...

"Summer Picnic" is a great block!

Auntie Glor said...

I like the way the four blocks turned out - thanks for being part of the giveaway!

grammygwendolyn said...

I think your block makes a great patriotic block. Thanks for having a giveaway.

Jacklynn said...

A wonderful block - thanks for the chance to win!

Laura McFall said...

Great Block! Thank you for the chance to win - I can't wait to get a copy and see the 'innards' of all the blocks and how they are made!

Loris said...

Great for a picnic! Thank you for the sweet giveaway :-)

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Love tulips, your block is great. Thanks.

Gayle said...

I love how combining two different blocks creates a brand new one that is so unique!

Suze said...

I love the block and glad to know that you will pull my name next week since I left my comment. Thanks.

Yarncrafter said...

Thanks for this opportunity to win. I have never seen this magazine, just a new quilter, and would love to win it. Again, thanks.
Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

Cathryn said...

Neat block!Thanks for sharing.

Hanke said...

Nice block! Thanks for the chance!

jquilter said...

Having lots of fun reading the blogs an seeing the blocks. Thanks for the chance to win!

PJB said...

Nice block. I love stars.

Becky Rabalais said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful block with us!

Annie said...

I like the look of your block!

Pat V. said...

I've never seen these two designs combined before, very nice!

Julie in WA said...

With a name like Summer Picnic, this block just has to be made in red white and blue!

Pat S. said...

I love star blocks & am looking forward to adding yours to my to-do list! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your giveaway. :-D

pharmgirl75 said...

I really like star blocks. How fun block would be in a scrappy colorway.

Lisa E said...

Congrats on having your block selected for the magazine!

WeedyMama said...

I think I recognize some of those fabrics from my Underground Railroad quilt blocks. Hope you will forgive me, but your block looks like people sitting around a conference table.

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Very lovely traditional block-would make a wonderful QOV quilt in patriotic colors!

Regina Harris said...

I love the variation of the star block.

Mary said...

Star Blocks never go out of style! Thanks for being part of the QM Blog Tour.

Susie said...

Love the patriotic stars - just in time for the Fourth of July!