Friday, May 6, 2016

WIN PRIZES -- comment on my quilt block "Smooth Sailing" featured in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 13


Comment on Quiltmaker's Blog about my Quilt Block "Smooth Sailing" featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 13 for a chance to win this FABULOUS fat quarter bundle of Diamond Textiles Heritage Homespuns!  Also, comment right here on my Blog for a chance to WIN one of these WONDERFUL issues of Quilmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine!


My Quilt Block Smooth Sailing was sooo much fun to make.  The sails are actually folded to create a dimensional effect!  Choose your own favorite fabrics for the sail ... I liked the look of stripes to add the feeling of movement.  You can use any width of stripe ... look at this Christmas sail!


For the sailor in your life, you might want to use a fabric the color of his/her sail.  Add embroidery or applique' letters and numbers to personalize your captains sail boat!

Make 9 blocks, add sashing and cornerstones ... what a cute babies quilt!

Whatever the occasion ... Smooth Sailing is the way to have FUN!

110 comments:

Anita said...

Your sailboat is so cute! I like the way you folded the sail to give the block a three dimensional effect. Thanks for the giveaway!

Martina said...

Oh this is soooo sweet! I love it!

Betsy said...

I love your block! Perfect for smooth sailing in Florida

kt said...

Great block! Love the striped and folded sails!

Nancy Tanner said...

very cute block, thanks for the give away

Allison said...

Smooth Sailing is so cute! My grandson is into boats and trains lately. A perfect block for him.

Anonymous said...

What a cute block. Making one with lots of different prints for the sails would really look great. funnylady93@COMCAST.NET

Monica said...

What a great block for a boys quilt.

Cynthia Knapp said...

Smooth Sailing is a really cute block. I agree, it will make an adorable baby quilt! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on the Smooth Sailing block, "cover girl"! I like the idea of "sailing away" with Christmas colors. amdorn@verizon.net

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Fun block! I'd use this as a gift for my boating friends.

Kathy L said...

Really cute and different.

Dana Gaffney said...

Your block is so cute, I love the fabrics you picked, the wooden hull and striped sails gives it a pirate look that I know kids would love.

gabriella said...

Have a great day, congrats on the block

Diane said...

Hi Michelle, this is Diane from Quiltmaker. I write the patterns for 100 Blocks. We're so happy to have you with us for Volume 13. Your block was one of my very favorites!

Diane said...

Very cute block. It would be great as a mini wall hanging.

Pat said...

Love your block. I'd like to make it into a framed mini quilt for friends who have a sailboat.

Beth in TN said...

I like your sample with the Christmas fabrics. Santa could sail in with gifts instead of using a sleigh.

Wanda said...

What a fun block! I like the folded sail detail.Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet said...

I really like that sailing block! What fun!

Anonymous said...

Good morning...
Nice block with so many personal details to make it the quilter's own. I'm not a sail boat person, nor do I know any but this sure is cute block. Since I do charity quilting mostly--- I can see it as a teen quilt in my future...

Congratulations on being in the magazine and on the blog hop.
Kaylace@bellsouth.net

Nancy Sue said...

I love the little pirate flag fussy cut to show the skull and crossbones :) Congrats on your block!

Allison CB said...

Cute sailboat!!!

Lori Smanski said...

congratulations. your sail boat is the cutest. i love the sails.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Sandy Lowery said...

Cute block,I feel myself sailing away in the breeze.

Lee Ann L. said...

Cute Block! Congrats!

Karen said...

The sailboat block would make an adorable baby quilt.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I live on a lake, so I have a fondness for boat quilts--very cute block!

Debbie Rhodes said...

very cute love the way you make the sails... can't wait to see the magazine..
drhodes9@cox.net

DebraKay Neiman said...

Congratulations. this is a cute sailboat block. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet block. I can imagine the boat rocking softly back and forth on the water. Will have to buy the magazine now.
sealoftus@hotmail.com

Carol Sc said...

Yes, a perfect block for a little boy's quilt --- or even a big boy:-) I like the use of a striped fabric for the sails.
quiltschon@att.net

Cathy Wilson said...

Such a clever idea for the sails and flag! I'd love to try this!
cathylouwilson@gmail.com

Sandra said...

This would definitely make a cute babies quilt indeed. Thank you for being a part of the QM's 100 blocks, sharing your block with us and a chance to win that lovely bundle of fat quarters. WOW this is awesome. Happy Mother's Day.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Your sailboat block will make such a cute Project Linus quilt. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win. sscarlett@stny.rr.com

Terri said...

What a fun, summery block! Thanks for the chance to win!

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute sailboat! 24Tangent@gmail.com

sam said...

Very cute block. and love the idea of the Christmas sails.

Michele said...

very fun block!

Jennifer said...

Flying the little skull and crossbones flag was awesome! Totally made me laugh!

Rhonda Davis said...

A sailboat quilt would be a cute baby quilt!

Diantha said...

This is a cute block! I like the idea of folding to give it some dimension.

JoyceLM said...

Cute block - wish I could applique. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

I saw this block on a closeup of the cover earlier and thought it was cute. Now I see it is even cuter!--buttons, 3-dimensional flag, etc. Great for a summer-themed quilt or wall hanging.

jrt14 said...

Thank you for a chance to win. Your sailboat is really cute and would make a great baby quilt.

Beth said...

This block has so many possibilities! Thanks for designing such a fun block!

Angelia Lanouette said...

Congratulations! I love your Smooth Sailing block and how the sails are dimensional! I think it would look great in a pirate theme quilt for a little boy!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I like your striped fabric idea for the sails as it creates interest in the Sailboat block.

lalaluu said...

Too cute!

Auntie Clark said...

This is the cutest block of all!
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Jill Hicks said...

Very cute block. It would make a darling baby quilt.

Kristina A said...

This will make a cute quilt for a little boy.

Anonymous said...

Your block would make a great baby quilt! Looks like fun!

Thank you for the chance to win!

Jan - vtcjan@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

I agree that a baby boy would love this design. Thanks.

Melody Lutz said...

Simply Adorable!

Melody Lutz said...

Simply Adorable!

~Kris~ said...

Your sailboat is really cute. I like your suggestion to personalize the boat and sails.

Linda Carpenter said...

Clever sailboat!

Kathy H said...

Great block, will be a cute quilt for the summer.

Loris said...

Such a cute sailboat! Thank you for the fun design and for contributing to Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. I love seeing all the new designs.

Nancy Green said...

Love your sailboat block. I love quilt blocks relating to the sea. Congratulations on being selected.

Lisa Marie said...

Very cute! The 3d effect is very nice. I always look forward to this magazine.

Vicki H said...

Cute sailboat, it would be cute on a baby quilt.

Judy Valentino said...

love your block!!!

Linda said...

HI,Love your sailboat block! Congratulations on being selected.
THANKS FOR SHARING! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

nancykwiltz said...

What a cute block! Need to make a quilt to keep on our own boat.
Nancy's eedles@charter.net

anna brown said...

Yesssss a baby quilt for a little boy...love it,,,, happyness04431@yahoo.com

Darlene B said...

I love the striped sails!! Very cute block :)

Joye with an e said...

This would make a great pillow for my sister's new beach house. Thanks for sharing.
joyecox@yaho.com

ritainalaska said...

love your block! have seen on a boat like this with red and white stripe sails in resurrection bay in seward, Alaska.

AnnieBikes said...

I am a sailing lover, so love your block! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Tina Jeo said...

Congrats on the block. I love it. tljeo@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Like your sailboat block. I want to make a quilt with blocks relating to the sea.thank you...marta...martamanole@yahoo.com

Margaret Andrews said...


Smooth Sailing is a wonderful block especially if you live near the water. Just makes you want to go out in the rain and start sailing in your own boat. It is just a delightful block and I want to put it in my quilt with the compass rose that I just finished as a round robin project. It will look so nice there. Thank you for sharing.

Lee said...

What a sweet block! congrasts and thank you!

Cecilia said...

Cute block! Congratulations on being on the cover! Thanks for the giveaway.

Brenda E. said...

That block fits right in the pirate quilt that in line to do this summer!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I like the 3-dimensional look of the sails. Great idea for using up strips, too. Thanks for the chance. rmgsummers @ yahoo . com

OhioLori said...

Your block is AWESOME!!!! I would use this to make something for our Granboy!!! They did his room in Nautical things..this would be soooo cute!

Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!! :)

Margaret said...

Love your block. Thanks for sharing

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a fun block! There are lots of ways to personalize this. Love the flag on top. Congratulations on having your block included in Vol. 13.

Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

tac73 said...

Love your sailboat block. Thanks for sharing.

JANET said...

Darn! I just finished a nautical quilt. I like your block better than the one I did. Also love Diamond Textile fabric. There is only one store in a 50 mile radius that sells it. Worth the drive.

Sewgirl said...

Sweet block! Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

Bonnie said...

What a cute block! It would make a perfect summer quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Yevonne C. said...
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Joyful Quilter said...

Cute block! I know a little boy who loves everything boats - he would love a quilt with this block.

Yevonne C. said...

Super cute sailboat. I love the dimensional sails.
Sewfaithfully at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great way to have the fabric do half of the work, cute. Kathy in colo repzjratplainsdotnet

Bella Harriger said...

Your sailboat has so much more personality than most boat squares that I have seen. Love it!

Rachell said...

That's just sew cute! I love the stripe effect, because it looks like a baby pirate ship. Ahoy!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

GranChris said...

So cute, the stripes and folded fabric make it perfect for a baby.

Anonymous said...

Isn't your little sailboat the cutest thing?! How precious!
Daisy- silverilex@hotmail.co.uk

Karen said...

Would make a cute baby quilt. Like the striped sails. prycek@mymts.net

Debbie P said...

I just became a Grandma and your block would make a fun baby quilt! Thank you for the cute design!

Donna Cutting said...

I would use your sailboat in a boys quilt with trains, planes, cars, bikes, trucks and buses. Maybe a sailboat, sandcastle, lighthouse, fish, sand pails and shovels, starfish and just a beach theme. Thanks so much for your inspiring block.
djcutting2 at gmail dot com

Deb B. said...

Congratulations on getting your cute sailboat block published. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.
deborah dot k dot browning at gmail dot com

Catskill Quilter said...

This is a cute block! You are right, it would make an adorable baby quilt!

ncmouse said...

I love this block. It can be made scrappy and this is what I enjoy doing.

Lisa E said...

Love the 3D sails.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I LOVE your block! So creative!

pharmgirl75 said...

This would make a cute baby quilt.

Terri in BC said...

That's the second block I've seen this month with a 3-D triangle - I love them and will now be on the lookout for more! Congratulations on having a block in the magazine, I just picked up my copy.

Rommy van Houten said...

I like Your block, very cute this sailboat

Donna W said...

What a cute block! Looking forward to getting my copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 13.

Havplenty said...

What a creative block. Are those buttons on the boat? I love adding buttons to my quilts. Love the stripes and the dimensional sails.

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lilycat51 said...

I love blocks that have a 3D effect!

Rebecca said...

This would make a fun "beach" quilt. So darling

Peggy said...

I already marked this as a project I want to do, thank you for the pattern!

Linda Christianson said...

I love the 3D of the sails. It makes the block feel more real.