Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Welcome Happy Quilters!

I am honored to have my block in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7! This brand new issue will be available beginning of may but you can win your copy during this Blog Tour. But first I would like to introduce my block...


Today, I show you my little house block that you can find in this issue. I like how house blocks can be done in many different colours. That remind me the sweet fishermen villages from North Europe, and also those we can see along our american coasts. But this house is not a floating house, neither build on the sand, it's just a cute little house, proudly standing on the top of a hill. This way, you can choose your favourite flower fabric for the ground. ( as I did in my quilt below, to add a folk touch).

This cute block can be used in many different projects like cushions, pot holder, doll quilt and more. I have made a little wall hanging to warm my home, duplicating the bottom of the block and adding a red ribbon in the border as shown below:

To enter in a drawing to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks issue or a subscription to my 2013 BOM, be sure to leave a comment on this post. Just visit my Craftsy shop and let me know what is your favourite block. The winners will be posted here on Saturday!

Enjoy the tour!

And the winner is....

SANDRA from Sandra's Craft Corner.


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Quilmaker's 100 blocks vol.7

In very few days, the 7th volume of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks will be released with a wonderful selection of blocks. I am very happy to be part of it. I can't tell you more about my block now, but I will  reveal it next week and be part of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour running between the 29th of April and 3rd of May. There will be daily giveaways, so make the tour and comeback for a chance to win a copy of this issue or a subscription to my BOM! See you soon!


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Spring Fling Blog Hop... and Y seams!

I hope you all enjoy this beginning of Spring like I do, gardening with my little ones and following this joyful blog hop! Today is my turn and I propose you a paper piecing block.  Here is my Rockrose block:

You can download the pattern HERE and THERE. This block includes Y seams. This is an opportunity for those who believe Y seams are difficult to try it and see how easy it is! So if you are new to Y seams, do not worry, just follow those easy steps:


Each seam must end without including the seam allowance. This allows you to pivot the pieces and attach them without creating a tuck. Mark small dots at the seam line corners on all pieces to be joined. (In a paper pieced block, you do not need to mark dots because you use the end/corners of paper). Use a pin to pin through the dot (or corner of paper) at each end before you sew. Start sewing right at that point (remove the pin first) and backstitch. When you come to the other end, stop right at the dot and backstitch again. Done!

I hope you will have fun sewing my block! And do not forget to check the other designer's blocks on the Fling Spring Blog Hop page!