Monday, November 9, 2009

Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour!


I have a block in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks coming out in the next few days. I had a sneak preview and now have quilt ideas swarming around my head. This book is wonderful! So great I think I'll give away a copy of the book. To register, please post a comment on my blog. You can also send an e-mail to julie@quiltedpleasures.com. Make sure I have a way to contact you ifyou win! Tell me what your working on and if your ready for the holidays. (I am not!) I'll put your names in hat and pull out a winner on Thursday November 12th. Look for my block, Hot Fudge Please! Is there anything as good as a bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day? It's great as a place mat.
Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily Nov. 9-13 at www.Quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore! Look for 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers in your local quilt shop, or purchase it at www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks.

I am finally starting to settle in in Jacksonville. The weather is beautiful, but I do miss wearing a jacket now and then. The trip was a little hard on my electronics. I had to replace my computer. Too many bumps on the way down I guess. Of course it was right before the new Windows 7 was released. I wasn't sure what to do. After a little research I went ahead with a Vista machine that included the Windows 7 upgrade. I would have liked to buy a Mac, but have too much software that only runs on Windows. I still have my Mac laptop though. Now I just need a new copy of Electric Quilt. Seems I left that box behind.


I am still in the process of setting up my sewing room. Many of my things remain in Erie, Pa, like most of my fabric. My sewing machine has been in the shop as well. Not for much longer though. I got the call today. A board was replaced and the machine is sewing better than it has in quite a while. I can't wait to get it back and get back to work. I've been doing a little hand sewing to pass the time.

63 comments:

gill said...

hi
i'm definitely not ready for christmas - i haven't even started sewing yet
at the moment i'm working on a strata quilt from a jan hassard workshop

Jennifer said...

I love your block - not only as a place mat for each of us but a table runner would be fabulous with little cherries scattered across it - fun

fleurette said...

started baking fruit cakes for family and friends and doing a stitchery by Lynette Anderson Designs.love the colours in your block.cheers

fleurette said...

all your patterns are so beautiful. its a choice between catnip ssd777 and purrfect SSD792

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Julie
As it was 39degrees here today or 102 in your language that Chocolate Sundae sure looks inviting :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Lynn S said...

Congratulations on being in the 100design block publications! I enjoyed your blog and block!

SarahVee said...

Love your block. It would be great for a placemat for my daughter who loves ice cream. I have most of my shopping done for my kids' presents for Christmas. Still have a skating bake sale before I make Christmas goodies. Not feeling as rushed this year - perhaps I'm forgetting about something!! Thanks for the chance. Hope you get your sewing room together before Christmas!

Robyn *Ü* said...

I am almost ready for the holidays. I started sewing EARLY in the year. Right now I am working on a set of 4 memory quilts for a customer.

Katie B. said...

Definitely not ready for Christmas! I'm hard at work on an advent calendar. I hope I finish it in time!

Cara said...

Oh that block would make a fun quilt! I'm working on another blog hop, and the daily projects from it

Petit Debutant said...

Definitely not ready for Christmas yet, I'm not even ready for Thanksgiving! I'm working on a Christmas wall hanging though

Diane.Muska said...

Love your block. Great idea for a placemat or table runner for the holidays. Congrats on being chosen to be in this special issue!

dianne said...

nifty block - i especially like the idea of ice cream for breakfast!

5acre Designs said...

Congratulations! I am almost done Christmas shopping (been buying all year) and hope to finish this Saturday. I am working on the binding for my Guild's opportunity quilt and also a t-shirt quilt that was commissioned.

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

Congratulations on your block being in the book. I've started my Christmas but NOT finished by a long shot.

Sewbig said...

I know a few chocolate fans who would love your block including me! I am not ready for the holidays. I still trying to figure out what happened to the summer.

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

Congratulations on your block being in the 100 blocks magazine. I have started my Christmas but not finished yet.

Cindi said...

I love your block. Congratulations on making the book.

Quilter Beth said...

I love your block. It is so clever. I'd love to be entered to win the Quiltmaker magazine.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm working on customer quilts...and so not ready for the holidays! I need to purchase more time...where do I do that at?

Nancy said...

Really love your block - love the name too! I think I'll make this for my daughter!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on being included in the book. I like your block, it would look great in the center of a table runner. I am working on baby essentials for my first granddaughter. She is expected on Christmas Day. I lived outside of Jacksonville for most of my life and loved it. I now live in Georgia. I hope you enjoy your time in Jacksonville.

arlette said...

I love your blog!

Di said...

Congrats on being 1 of 100; love the block and it's name is sew appropriate!

Di

Sherri said...

Fun, fun block! Congratulations! I have started on quilted Christmas gifts...but am a little behind already!

Dee said...

very pretty with the cherry on top!

Melissa C said...

I am almost ready for Christmas. I need to bind a table runner and a quilt. Currently working on a snowball, log cabin, and a nine patch quilt.

Nancy said...

I am almost done shopping for Christmas....just have my parents left. It is great getting the Christmas club in Oct.
What a cute block!! Can't wait to get the magazine.

Kris said...

How great to move to Florida just in time for winter. I live in Wisconsin and am very jealous. I am working on a jacket in spring colors. Maybe it will be done by then. Ha Ha

Nancy said...

I have Christmas gifts bought for everyone except my parents. They are the hardest lol. I love getting it done early!
Your block is teriffic, and can't wait to see it in the book.

debbiekl said...

I'm not ready either! I just made a list of crafts to get done. Way too much and not enough time!

SewLindAnn said...

You have a very entertaining blog. Love the info on the dogs and sewing and biking. My brother and family live in Jacksonville. I visited small but nice quilt shop there. My husband's family is also in Tallahassee and Pensacola. I love the moss hanging from the oaks and take pictures every time I go. Good luck with your move, hope you enjoy it! I'm working on a BOM with Two Creative Studios blog, a basket applique BOM and hexagons.

Jill said...

Love your block, I like all basket blocks. Definately not ready for the holidays

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy all this eye candy!!! I wanna win a book!!!

Di said...

Congrats on 1 of 100 Blocks!

Di

WoolenSails said...

I am working on gifts, some quilted, some punch needle pieces, and painting. I love to send gifts to my online friends.

Debbie

judywentz said...

Christmas? Is it getting close?
I'm working on Lydia bags for an organization called The Lydia Project in Augusta, GA that gives a tote to women being treated for cancer.

Lauretta6 said...

Wow I guess I do not remember how lucky I am to live in Southern California. You adventure sure sound grand.

MStark said...

your block is yummy
thanks for sharing with us

Babs said...

I love your block! My family is keeping it really cheap and easy for Christmas this year so I'm ready. I do plan on making some homemade cards within the next few weeks. I've always got several projects going on at once but the most current one is a Black & Bright quilt that just needs the borders to be done.

reddoorquilting said...

I am hardly ready for Thanksgiving, so not ready at all for Christmas. I have several projects going. I am working on a Schnibbel quilt from Miss Rosies and embroidery blocks of the '48' states. Yes it is an old embroidery pattern. Edith

reddoorquilting said...

Not ready for Christmas. I am currently working on a Schnibbles quilt by Miss Rosie titled Picnic and have several other projects underway. I am embroidering the
"48" State flowers (which tells you how old that pattern is. Edith

Carrie P. said...

Congrats on your block being published. very cute.
I am currently working on a Christmas wall hanging and no I am not ready for Christmas either. Comes too fast. lol

Teaquilts said...

I love your block and that you got selected to be in the issue. Congratulations.

Vivian said...

Definitely not ready for Christmas yet -- I still have to complete the detail quilting on the holiday wall hanging I made last year! (It went up then anyway just not with as much quilting as I would have liked).

Your block is a really unique take on the tradtional "basket" block. Got to try that one!

SheilaC said...

Your block is wonderful, thank you for sharing!

Sheila

shecarita(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nanabarb said...

Somehow I don't think the quilt I've been working on for my son will be done by Christmas. I have a begillion ideas, but so little time. I was much more organized last year! Congratulations on being one of the best!

lisa said...

I am excitedfor Christmas only because I think the three year old is getting REALLY into it this year.

I dream of having a sewing room, so enjoy setting it up. My fabric islovingly stored in the laundry room (makes the chore more fun when I get to drool and oogle my fabric) and I sew in the living room.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute block. NOT ready for Christmas. I've really got too much to do and not enough days. But I am a Florida girl too, so we don't have snow days :-)

arlette said...

Hello, I'm still not ready for christmas, and it's around the corner, geez!, I'll make some handmade items this year for sure

Blessed in PCB said...

I am working on a rag quilt for my daughter who is away at college.

Karla said...

I love your block! It's even complete with a cherry on top! Congrats on having your block chosen for this special Quiltmaker magazine.

aztel2000 said...

Very clever block--it would be perfect on either end of a table runner.
Karen in Breezy Point

jesc56 said...

I'm making a sweatshirt jacket with appliqued sunflowers. Not ready for holidays!

Bridget said...

Welcome to Florida. I have been here 7 years and I love it. I love ice cream with hot fudge sauce, but can't eat it often because I am diabetic, so maybe I should make some placemats to remind me of what I can't have.

Yardbird said...

Your Hot Fudge block is the best! Makes me smile just thinking of things to make with it. I'm busy making Christmas table runners, but not as close to finishing them as I'd like to be.

Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations on being featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

I've got my Christmas gifts cut out, I'm making lots of tote bags...there is still a lot of sewing to do!

GloJoeSews said...

What a lovely block!

Nanbon44 said...

Please enter my name in your drawing, I could really use the book. I am working on quilted lap robes for a nursing home, ladies from my Charity stitching group stitch squares, and I make them into quilt blocks.

Fiesta said...

Love your blocks. Please include me in the giveaway

Laura said...

Congrats on your block and fabrics that were used! I would love to be entered into your give-a-way!
Laura T

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