100 Blocks Giveaway Day - Jolly Holly Fun!

>> Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome to Giveaway Day! I am really happy to be included in this issue of 100 Blocks. I may have even squealed when I saw that my block made it to the cover!

Jolly Holly - block 362

I wanted to do an applique block with a pieced backing.  I thought the buttons were a fun way to add berries without having to applique too many circles! Of course, I had to add the buttons to my submission, but you wouldn't add the buttons until after your quilt was done. Right?!

I also wanted my block to be fun for the quilter who is still shy about doing applique. 

I finally found a happy home for this City Girl Holiday fabric by Kitty Yoshida. I fussy cut the middle to feature the beautiful poinsettias and framed them in gold. I'm planning to make a few of the Christmas blocks in this issue with more of this fabric to create a little sampler for me.

When I was designing this block in April there was no snow or mistletoe around to inspire me. When it came time to put something together for this blog tour, the Fall weather made it a little easier for me to find inspiration. 

Do you enjoy hearing the familiar Christmas carols when you're out shopping? Maybe you would like a visual reminder of a favourite. . .

 It's not quite finished yet, but you get the idea! I think it's a really fun idea to Deck my Hall with this wallhanging:)

And - you can get the letter templates NOW!

You can purchase the templates for my letters and make your own Jolly Holly quilt:)
You will need the magazine for the block pattern and the holly template.
You can sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar where I'll let you know when my pattern is done.

Giveaway Time!
Leave me a comment telling me your favourite type of quilt block to make - pieced, applique, mixed? to win a copy of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 4.

My giveaway will be open until midnight EST Fri. Nov. 11th.
I use the Random Generator to pick a winner.
Please make sure you leave an email address in your comment if you are a *no reply blogger*.

Good luck to all!
I hope you are enjoying the blog tour. Be sure to check in at Quilty Pleasures for tour stops each day and extra giveaways.

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Kelli Fannin Quilts November 9, 2011 at 12:49 AM  

I loved to make pieced blocks, but am starting to be interested in applique more and more. :o) congrats on being included in the book!

Janet November 9, 2011 at 2:08 AM  

Your block design is very cute. I like the version that made the cover the best! I like piecing the best. I just love to see little bits of fabric come together in a clever design.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy November 9, 2011 at 4:17 AM  

I love to do it all, if time is of the essence I will do a machine pieced block, but if I have heaps of time I love to do applique and stitchery.

Donna November 9, 2011 at 6:28 AM  

Great block! Congratulations!

My favorite block to make is pieced. I love to hear my sewing machine purr.

JoyceLM November 9, 2011 at 6:39 AM  

I love pieced blocks. Still too timid to do applique, but a beautiful & simple block like your Jolly Holly could get me started. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lee November 9, 2011 at 6:41 AM  

Congratulations on your block! I love it. I love doing applique! thanks!

Michele November 9, 2011 at 6:43 AM  

I carry around hand piecing; right now I'm working on an I Spy hexagon quilt, but when that is done I will probably return to my 7 Sisters block

dwright33055 November 9, 2011 at 6:44 AM  

Love Christmas blocks, thanks, and I really enjoy mixed projects, I love to sit at the sewing machine to chain piece, and at night I love to sit by the tv and do hand work, got to stay bizzy thanks...love the block and your blog...

Michelle November 9, 2011 at 6:52 AM  

hi sarah! thanks for the give away :) i think my favourite kind of block right now is paper pieced ones.. i like that you can get precise, sometimes complicated designs, but it's alot easier!

Martina November 9, 2011 at 7:17 AM  

Lovely block! I like to do stitcheries and applique together with pieced blocks!

WvHmmngbrd November 9, 2011 at 7:22 AM  

I love to make pieced blocks! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa England November 9, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

I do mostly piecing but add applique to some things for that extra special touch. I love your block. I think I'll put it in a Christmas project, but also might change the applique or do the non-applique version to adapt it to other holidays or seasons. This magazine always inspires me!

Dee November 9, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

I always thought pieced was my #1, but have started to applique by hand, and enjoy having a carry along project.

kt November 9, 2011 at 7:39 AM  

I have only made pieced blocks so far, but love the look of applique, so need to try that soon. Great block--looks like a good one to try for my first applique project! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this 100 blocks issue!

jofridsquilt November 9, 2011 at 7:52 AM  

I like combination on stiched apliqued and piesed blocks. Great block you have done. Hugs Jofrid

Cathy November 9, 2011 at 7:57 AM  

Sarah I love your block. Just in time for the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. Hugs

Mary Beth November 9, 2011 at 8:11 AM  

Mixed blocks

~Kris~ November 9, 2011 at 8:18 AM  

Applique all the way! Love the buttons on the holly. Such a fun touch.

Bobbie November 9, 2011 at 8:28 AM  

Love piecing only as a path to making backgrounds for applique, which has become my first love.

Kathy H November 9, 2011 at 8:44 AM  

I think your block is cute and it is getting me in the CHristmas mood. My favorite block is the pieced block although I am a beginner at applique and do enjoy it. I think in the future I will enjoy mixed blocks.

SewLindaAnn November 9, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

I like them all. My favorite go to is probably half square triangles.

Mom2four November 9, 2011 at 9:01 AM  

I love your block! I haven't done a pieced and applique block yet. I think I would enjoy it very much!

Grandma Shell November 9, 2011 at 9:01 AM  

Applique is my favorite type of block to make. I love how you used buttons on the holly leaves!

Kathy Schwartz November 9, 2011 at 9:08 AM  

I love making blocks with curved piecing right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 9:09 AM  

I prefer to do mixed blocks. I love your block. The buttons are a nice touch.

Debby November 9, 2011 at 9:22 AM  

I love applique but the tiny circles make me crazy! Your buttons are the perfect solution. Please enter me in the draw.

Julie November 9, 2011 at 9:22 AM  

I prefer to piece, piece, piece--probably because I am never quite satisfied with my pathetic attempts to hand applique. (Love fusible applique!) I do like the idea of a mixed (pieced and applique) block, esp. if I can fuse the applique part!
Your block looks very "do-able" for me, and I love the button idea! Thanks for the chance to possibly win 100 Blocks!

Debbie November 9, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

I love piecing. But I have always been drawn to applique quilts first. I have an applique beside my chair always. I can see a cute Christmas wall hanging for all my family using this block... thank you

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 9:33 AM  

I love the idea of buttons added to your Jolly Holly block - just in time for Christmas. My quilts are all pieced. Just not that experienced for applique, although I do admire the ideas. Just need to practice more. I really am eenjoying this tour. So many talented designers.


Diane November 9, 2011 at 9:37 AM  

I've only ever pieced quilt blocks, but after viewing some marvelous applique and combo blocks, I may just try them! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lori S November 9, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

Your deck the halls wall hanging is just too cute! Congratulations on your block. i like to piece and/or paper piece blocks. Applique is not usually my thing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristen November 9, 2011 at 9:41 AM  

I prefer to piece - much faster, and I'm usually happier with my workmanship! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jocelyn November 9, 2011 at 9:44 AM  

I am a piecemaker :-) I've not done much applique before but I'd love to learn. Love your block! I have so enjoyed the previous issues of 100 Blocks. And this one looks just as great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Glenna November 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM  

Love your Christmas block. Congrats for having your block chosen!

Purl Buttons November 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM  

I get the most satisfaction from applique blocks but I am venturing into more "artsy" areas and I think a mixed block is in my future.

Lee Ann L. November 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

My favorite block to make is pieced. But, I would love to do a little applique and your block is a perfect mix of the two! Congrats on getting into the magazine!

Madeline November 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

I like th idea of buttons instead of appliqueing, it would speed up a xmas gift being done in a hurry. I like to do mostly pieced blocks, but a touch of applique here and there for accent occasionally, so your style suits me!

Carol in Rock Hill, SC November 9, 2011 at 9:56 AM  

My favorite type of block is applique with embrodiery, buttons, rick rack, ect. Congratulations on your block!

Unknown November 9, 2011 at 9:58 AM  

Hi Sarah congratulations on a great block. I would love to win a copy of the magazine and have to tell you that I have loved applique for a very long time. I had a mentor named Vicky who started me out about 5 years ago and loved it ever since. Have a wonderful day and smile...

Beth,  November 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM  

I always seem to go for the more detailed work so, of course, I love applique. I was taught by a perfectionist way before rotary cutters and template plastic. It was three times the work to do it the way Mary Coyne Penders taught me. Hmmmm, I think I'm getting all fired up about applique all over again!

Margaret November 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

I have only done pieced blocks. I am try some appliqué wall hangings and hope to move on to doing blocks in the next year.

bunbear November 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM  

i'm a pieced block person. your blocks are so pretty and inspire me to make some holiday goodies!

Carrie P. November 9, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

congrats on your very cute block being in the magazine.
My favorite type of block to do is applique.

Karen November 9, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

I love to make pieced blocks with applique accents. I'd love to win the magazine.

suz November 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM  

This block is sweet and I love the wallhanging. I like any block I can hand piece or hand applique!

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

I tend to be shy about applique work and envy those who do it! I usually select pieced blocks with minimal applique.

Linda November 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

Your block is great! I really don't prefer one particular method, I love it all!

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 10:22 AM  

My favorite quilting technique is paper piecing. I love representational blocks - shoes, houses, trees.
Candy Soehren at cls47@prodigy.net

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 10:26 AM  

Hi, I felt the "Joy" from your block...it is good to have fun while doing the thing you love..I guess that comes from becoming accomplished at it too. I am still quite a novice but have really enjoyed learning to hand piecing and applique.

Mary November 9, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

I love all types of quilting. I always have hand applique work to take with me, and machine work when home. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

Thanks for the idea for using some of my button stash.

Judy November 9, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

I like the combination blocks of piecing and applique. Congratulations on having your blockchoosen.

Joan M November 9, 2011 at 10:39 AM  

I like pieced blocks, but I think I may have to branch out into applique soon. Both of the blocks you show on your blog today are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

scarlette November 9, 2011 at 10:39 AM  

I am really enjoying the blog tour and my favorite block is pieced. i have not found an applique yet that i can make look nice, but i keep trying.

Gretchen November 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM  

Cute block! I love making pieced blocks but also do needle-turn applique.

swheatsue November 9, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

Paper piecing! I love the detail you can achieve!
I love the way you've framed the poinsetta!

arlette November 9, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

I always love to put buttons to my quilts, I think they look cute with them, my favorite quilt block has to be the paper piecing or the one you need to measure everything, I could die for them, lol

alwayssewin November 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM  

I am a mixed up kinda gal!!!! LOL. I like pieced blocks with some applique touches and I am sure not afraid to put a few buttons or yo-yos on for good measure.

Linda in Arkansas November 9, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

My favorite to sew are the pieced blocks but my favorite to sit and admire are the applique. (I do enjoy applique - but am so slow at it!) I really like your block with the buttons and applique and the other with fuzzy cutting. Also I didn't know you were suppose to sew on the button after quilting! I just quilt around them. Thanks for the give away.

Karyn November 9, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

I've only done pieced so far...but am exploring appliqué. I have a feeling I'll end up being a mixed kinda girl! (Like a my cooking...a little of this, a sprinkle of that....)

Congrats on being in the 100.....and i have to say....LOVE the buttons! What a cool texture addition!

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

I love to applique so that I don't have to make sure my points match!
I'm going to look into your liberated churn dash tutorial - I think it would make a great kid's quilt with a feature fabric in the center for our guild's hospital work.
Thank you for the great block and design ideas.

Joanna November 9, 2011 at 11:24 AM  

I like pieced blocks. I love your block because it is pretty and has the Christmas season in mind.

Jennifer November 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM  

It's been so much fun wondering around the blog-isphere looking at all the wonderful blocks! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

I love piecing, its relaxing

CherylW November 9, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

I'm bad - I like both - so I usually do a pieced block for the background and then add the applique to it. Congrats for making the cover - you're a cover girl now!

Gill November 9, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

I enjoy pieced and applique but I'm not so good at applique!!

Sallie November 9, 2011 at 11:35 AM  

I prefer to make pieced blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie November 9, 2011 at 11:42 AM  

Cute block with infinite possibilities. Congratulations!

Lori L November 9, 2011 at 11:42 AM  

Sarah I have to admit that I was not totally in love with your block when you said it was applique but then as I read farther you hooked me with the pointsettia pieced version. I definately would like to win a copy of the magazine so I can try out this block. Thanks for giving 2 option for making your block and for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Mary November 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM  

I like the whimsy of adding a bit of applique to pieced blocks! A lot of ideas flying through my head of possibilities with this Block.
Thanks for a chance to win the Vol 4.

Vicki H. November 9, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

What a sweet block. I love embellishments, too. I am a paper piecer and I shy away from applique. vholloway12345@charter.net

Marilee November 9, 2011 at 12:03 PM  

I probably love pieced and appliqué the best, but I usually prefer to make pieced.

Stitches November 9, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

My favorite blocks to make are applique. thanks for a chance to win.

Annieofbluegables November 9, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

Congratulations on making the 100!!!
I'd love to win a copy of 100 Blocks volume 4.

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop November 9, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

Oh Sarah....I really like your block and so happy it made the cover of the magazine!! I like mixed but do mostly pieced blocks...but seeing the holly applique reminds me of how much I love to do applique and really like the look of applique!! I can't wait to get this magazine!!

Sewing Miles of Smiles November 9, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

I love doing the pieced blocks. I sew quilt tops for World of Charity Stitching and we incorporate cross stitch with pieced blocks for residents of nursing homes.

LizA. November 9, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

Cute block--I really like the mix of piecing and appliqué although I have to admit, I'm a pieced block kinda girl. I love appliqué but get impatient with the amount of time it takes?

Linda November 9, 2011 at 12:48 PM  

Congratulations on your lovely Christmas block! The addition of buttons really makes it cute, I think.
My favorite type of blocks are pieced. I just love the geometry of putting pieced blocks together.
Linda in Southern Illinois

Debbie W.,  November 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

I love to piece and applique but I'm also loving to add hand embroidery blocks to my quilting.

Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM  

Great magazine!
jbquilt43 at yahoo dot com

Linda E in NM November 9, 2011 at 1:38 PM  

I'm a dedicated piecing type person, what can I say?

Jill November 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM  

I can't wait to get the magazine. Your block is really a great one.

Kaye M.,  November 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM  

I like all kinds of blocks but my favorite has a combination of piecing and applique together! Love your block and its versatility. tkmattson@hotmail.com

The Village Queen November 9, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

Very cute block and so appropriate for this time of year! I love all kinds of blocks but I think applique is first, then paper peicing then regular peicing. Maybe I would like peicing better if I was good at it! Need to take more classes. Thanks for the chance!

Quiltalicious November 9, 2011 at 2:21 PM  

Hi... I have to say that my favorite blocks to make are pieced blocks, but I do enjoy applique as well. I guess it just depends on my mood at the time.

MaryBeth November 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM  

Very cute block. I can't wait until the day after Thanksgiving -- that's the first day my husband will allow Christmas music in the house, lol.

Judy1522 November 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM  

Pieced blocks are my favorite so far just because I have not tried anything else yet. Soon I want to learn to do applique.

Patti November 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM  

I love applique, and I really love buttons! A cute pattern to combine both. Thanks for a chance to win.

LJ November 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM  

Afraid I don't have a favorite block, yet. I'm so new to quilting that I have not yet tried applique - just pieced. I do love the looks of applique and yours is one I might tackle cuz I love Christmas!! I'd rather the stores wait until after Thanksgiving to start the Christmas songs. But, your quilt is darling and all I can say is, "Fa La La!"

Donna Keating November 9, 2011 at 2:44 PM  

I'm not much for constant Christmas carols but I love your Christmas blocks.

Beth November 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM  

I started out as strictly a piecer, but am falling in love with mixed blocks.

I love the buttons on your block! Such a cute touch.

Mary November 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM  

I tend to stay away from the "A" word unless it's done by machine, so piecing is definitely my favorite. Thanks for a chance to win,

Sherry Caldwell,  November 9, 2011 at 3:40 PM  

Love the block !!! Can't wait for the magazine.

Robyn November 9, 2011 at 3:43 PM  

That block is so christmasy! I love it.

Cindi November 9, 2011 at 3:49 PM  

I love pieced blocks. And the way you can arrange the blocks differently to come up with whole new designs. Congrats on being in the 100 Block issue!

Pat V. November 9, 2011 at 3:54 PM  

I loved piecing. However, I've just learned to hand applique and really enjoy it, so I'm thinking more appliqued blocks are in my future!

kwiltnkats November 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM  

Your Jolly Holly sure does make one feel festive. The button emblishment versus applique makes it quick too! My favorite is paper piecing and a close second is simply making HSTs...lots of them and in the finished size range of say 2" :)! Thanks for a chance to win. Sandi

BeachQuilter November 9, 2011 at 4:09 PM  

My current desire is to do a pieced with applique quilt. I love your City Girl Holiday block, it's very festive.

Jeanne November 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM  

My favorite quilt block is peiced. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your block.

Celine November 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

I love to make pieced blocks by machine and applique blocks by hand. It really depends on what the quilt is really. I love your block with holly leaves, it is just right for the season.

Becky November 9, 2011 at 4:17 PM  

This is an easy question. I love piecing blocks! Thanks for sharing your block in Vol. 4!

Sherri G November 9, 2011 at 4:19 PM  

I love both pieced and appliqued blocks, but I think pieced wins by a nose!

Barbara November 9, 2011 at 4:32 PM  

My favorite kind of block to put together is...applique! So I'm so happy to see you've designed an applique block, and one for Christmas no less! Thank you for sharing!

Kristi November 9, 2011 at 4:43 PM  

I like to add both elements in a quilt. so I guess I'm mixed.

Rachel Bates November 9, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

My actual fave is paper-pieced. But I do all of the kinds.

wendy November 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM  

I like pieced blocks the best. They get finished faster.

Wendyb November 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

oooh so hard to choose......I love ALL types of blocks for all types of reasons...I guess being a gemini, I've got to try everything!!!! LOL
thanks for the chance to win a copy and congrats on your fab block in 100 Blocks!
sugary hugs
wendy :O)

sao November 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM  

I actually love all kinds of blocks - but if I HAVE TO CHOOSE I guess I will say pieced!

Congrats on being in the book - love your BUTTONS on your block!

sao in MIdlothian, VA

Snoodles November 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM  

My favorite blocks are pieced, but I am trying to learn how to applique! Love your block with the buttons and holly; really cute!

Linda in PA November 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM  

Pieced blocks are my favorites to make. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this magazine.

Darling Jill Quilts November 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM  

Congrats on being in the issue AND being on the cover! :) Great block! I really enjoy piecing, but I have started doing a little applique.

Tamsyn November 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM  

Beautiful block! I like the challenge of a bit of applique on a pieced block. Tamsyn

bairdmtn November 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

Pieced blocks are my favorite, but I love traditional looking quilts most!! I am learning a little applique work but I love looking at it more than doing it!!

Jodi - usairdoll November 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM  

Your block is awesome! Listening to holiday music is a great way to get into the spirit. Congratulaions on having your block in Quiltmaker. Right now I'm into applique but I also enjoy doing piece work. Keeps me balanced. hehe.

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.


Anonymous,  November 9, 2011 at 5:42 PM  

I am a great piecer-getting them quilted and bound sometimes presents a problem. :( Love to do scrappy quilts best and have several in process at all times.

Bev (kwiltpharm.com)

Jan November 9, 2011 at 5:46 PM  

I love all blocks. Lately, I've been doing more applique and embroidery on blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dana Gaffney November 9, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

I like pieced blocks, but I'm about to dive into applique, so that may change. Thanks.

Rachell November 9, 2011 at 6:04 PM  

How much fun is that holly! I love piecing and foundation piecing (using Peggy Martin's quick-strip foundation method). I love diamonds and stars. I recetly did a Laurel Wreath in different colors of red for the diamonds, and it turnedout like a poinsettia!

Julie S November 9, 2011 at 6:22 PM  

I'm loving the blog hop. Thanks for showing two versions of your block. I am a piecer, not an appliquer, so the second one I could do with no problem!

Judy W November 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

I think your block is adorable. My favorite quilting technique is piecing - by machine. Second is hand applique, but I don't do much of that. Thanks again. Judy W

Donna Joy November 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM  

I like to do mixed quilting. Piecing and appliqué.
Thanks for sharing your holly block, buttons are fun to add on a quilt.

BillieBee (billiemick) November 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM  

Love any block that looks like a star.

Nancy November 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM  

I enjoy traditional quilt blocks that are pieced. I do have a wool project I am slowly working on, that is my first at hand applique.

Kim November 9, 2011 at 7:57 PM  

beautiful blocks thank you for the giveaway.

Dianne Giles November 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM  

Ever since I got my new Bernina 820,I love making pieced blocks. For the first time blocks fit without fudging being necessary. I also enjoy applique and love the way you have used buttons. Hmm, I might have to try that. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Brenda November 9, 2011 at 8:50 PM  

I love your holly block it's cute and the words on the other one is too precious. I have to try that, I would love to win Vol #4 please enter me.

Sara November 9, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

I like both pieced and applique - although I'm beginning to do more

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

ritainalaska November 9, 2011 at 8:53 PM  

applique is my favorite! any kind, hand or machine, i love to do qpplique! like your pointsetta with the button berries! thanx for the opportunity to win a comy of this edition.

Marcia W. November 9, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

Thank you for the giveaway. I enjoy making pieced blocks and do wish to learn applique. I like the hint about the buttons, and am one of those utilitarian people who cuts good ones off of old clothes! Buttons into the jar, clothes become cleaning rags. Congratulations on being published in QM 100 Blocks!

WoolenSails November 9, 2011 at 9:22 PM  

I love doing applique and piecing. Your block is perfect for christmas, would make a nice lap quilt for the couch.


Debbie November 9, 2011 at 9:30 PM  

Favourite type of quilt block to make ~ mixed; I like all sorts for different looks. Your block is perfect to use for the coming season.
Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia November 9, 2011 at 9:40 PM  

Like to mix piecing and applique, but love doing applique. Therapy, you know. :o)


VickiT November 9, 2011 at 9:40 PM  

What a cutee block you've created. I love the way you added the buttons on your Jolly Holly block. Super cute.

My favorite way of quilting so far is up in the air. I've just taken my first beginning quilt piecing class in the past two months so that would be my favorite for now. I can do that for sure since I've learned it in class. The rest is still unknown as I've not done them. I do like the challenge of piecing and was super impressed that all my points matched perfectly in my very first table runner sampler quilt.

Marianne November 9, 2011 at 9:52 PM  

Love your block! I love to make pieced blocks but would like to try some mixed soon. Thanks for the chance to win.

martinmosaics November 9, 2011 at 10:16 PM  

I like to piece quilts, but have just recently learned to do hand applique. I believe it will be my new favorite once I have more time to spend on it. Thanks for the chance to win this terrific new magazine!!

Shirley in Canada November 9, 2011 at 10:20 PM  

Love your block and congrats on being on the cover!!! Way to go, Sarah!

Maria Kievit November 9, 2011 at 10:32 PM  

I really prefer to piece a quilt, but one of the nicest I've made sofar ( the blocks are almost ready to be put in a quilt) is a combination of applique and piecing. I used blues and beiges with a hint of red as accent to make the blocks, and they really remind me of an era gone by

LowerGAGirl November 9, 2011 at 10:34 PM  

I'm fairly new to quilting, so just brave enough to piece right now..but I'd LOVe to learn to applique..I've done some, when my girls were little..so I think I could do it in quilting...congrats on getting on the cover!!...

Joanne November 9, 2011 at 11:11 PM  

I mostly piece but this past year have tried hand applique. I really like the look of a block with soft colored piecing behind an applique. A subtle background really makes the applique pop.

Annmarie November 9, 2011 at 11:11 PM  

Lovely block -Thanks for the chance to win Vol 4. I love paper pieced blocks - they are so accurate.

Sandra November 9, 2011 at 11:14 PM  

I like pieced blocks, but I am trying to learn applique. Nice block. Congratulations!

Debbie November 9, 2011 at 11:23 PM  

Congrats on being included in the 100 AND on making the cover, Sarah! My favorite is Foundation Paper Piecing.

LizzieHelen November 10, 2011 at 12:05 AM  

Usually I like paper-piecing, but I like applique as well and have done more of that recently.

Pat V November 10, 2011 at 2:06 AM  

I love applique by machine

Anonymous,  November 10, 2011 at 6:47 AM  

love this block! one to add to my stack of must do's for sure

Jo November 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM  

I prefer pieced blocks. Applique is something I have tried a few times without much luck. I may give it another try though after seeing a number of block from this mag!

HelenMarie November 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM  

My favorite blocks are pieced!
I'm working on Bonnie Hunter's Cheddar bowties and Dear Jane blocks when I'm not working on customer quilts. I would love a copy of the magazine!

aztel2000 November 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM  

I really enjoy pieced blocks with a little added applique, so this is right up my alley!
Karen in Breezy Point

Barb Johnson November 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM  

I have a stash of buttons that I never know exactly what to do with. I love the idea of adding them to quilts!

Carla G November 10, 2011 at 1:26 PM  

I haven't done any applique yet as I'm new to quilting and still learning to piece. I love your table runner. :)

Karen in Tucson November 10, 2011 at 2:10 PM  

Right now I am into piecing - I can cut and chain-stitch away!

Amanda November 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM  

I really like your block! You have done a great job!!!

Nancy November 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM  

I'm still a piecer because I don't feel confident about applique, even though I admire all the work that goes into an appliqued quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Candace November 10, 2011 at 8:38 PM  

I'm a mixed up kind of gal...love em with a little of this and a little of that!

Shannon November 10, 2011 at 11:40 PM  

Your block is so cute. I love the Christmas quilt. I like pieced blocks. I have not done much applique yet. Thank you for the give away.

whistlebet57 November 10, 2011 at 11:45 PM  

Thank you for sharing your block with all of us. I love applique blocks.

Anonymous,  November 11, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

Lovely fun block thanks for sharing it:)

Pat V. November 11, 2011 at 4:18 PM  

My favorite thing to work on is a traditional, pieced block. I'm just learning to hand applique, and see more of that in my future!

Nancy Sue November 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM  

Most of mine are pieced, but I'm going to try to step outside the comfort zone in 2012 and try all new techniques and yes, applique is on the to-do/bucket list :) Congrats on your block. I love it and can't get this blasted tune out of my head!!! (Have a holly jolly Christmas song)

usagypsy November 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM  

I am better at pieced but am working on my applique. I love both and my goal is to get better at both...and a better machine would be very helpful too :)

Peach Rainbow November 12, 2011 at 2:14 AM  

I like pieced blocks, appliques scare me ;D
Thanks for the chance!

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