A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that a new mag. was coming out with one of my blocks in it. It was so fun to come home from Market to a surprise waiting in the mail for me!
This block was inspired by a geometric tile pattern I saw in a magazine. I grabbed some graph paper and started sketching. It just wasn't working the way I wanted it to. I finally decided to form it into more of a flower shape and LOVED the results...on paper. I think a whole minute-and-a-half went by before I was scanning my stash and pulling fabrics for the block. It didn't take long to throw it together. Introducing the SUNFLOWER!
I changed the colors to red and gold for the magazine submission because the issue was being released in the fall and I liked the idea of a poinsettia. The border needed to be added to fit the size requirements for the magazine. But I think the blocks would look just as nice with a simple sashing between.
Another idea I had as I've been looking at this is to make a checked border by strip piecing 1 1/2" strips in alternating colors and cutting the border strips from that. Here's my "dream" of what it will look like when I get all my fabric and machine un-packed. :o)
Another border of the alternating strips would add even more cuteness.
So, how much do you LOVE these 100 block magazine's from Quiltmaker? I know I do.
If you would like to win one for yourself- leave a comment (don't forget to make sure you're a follower!). A winner will be picked at the end of the blog tour. Don't forget to click on the button to the left for the whole list of blogs in the tour. I'm sure they're going to be fun to check out. And who knows, maybe extra chances to win your own mag. too! :o)