A great big welcome to my day on the QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour for Volume 8!!! Are you ready for more fun and a give-away?
My block, Ukulele-lei, is located on page 22 of Volume 8 and it is block #701.
Let me start at the beginning…the idea for this block was born out of an upcoming trip to Maui (which we took in August) and from my having recently taken up the ukulele. My fellow guild member and friend, Linda Hicks, is a ukulele enthusiast as are several members of her family. After reading on Linda’s blog about how fun and easy the ukulele was to learn, I decided to head right over to the music store and plunk down $40 for this baby…trust me, no one in my family was surprised! I tend to get quite excited about things and promptly act on them.
When it came time to choose a block design for 100 Blocks, I knew instantly what I wanted to make. I also knew every piece of fabric and detail that would go into it…sometimes designing is like that…you just know.
Here is the drawing…yes, I’m mostly a pencil and paper girl. I do own and use EQ7 but I really love the paper and pencil.
This background fabric was a fat quarter gifted to me by my mom. She purchased it at our guild’s boutique and I think it couldn’t have been more perfect for this block.
I am also a cardstock, tape and paper punching kind of designer (can you tell I’m also a scrapbooking person?)…here are my templates…
So then the work of tracing and fusing and stitching began…
I had some lovely silver metallic thread on the thread rack and I thought that adding an element of sparkle would be just what the block needed to be complete…
I was thrilled to see that Ukulele-lei made it on the cover of 100 Blocks Volume 8! It’s special to me as a symbol that it is never too late to start learning something new. That’s the way it is with quilting too…we all can learn new techniques at any time. We’re never too old or young to learn.
I would like to give away two copies of 100 Blocks Volume 8 to two lucky readers. The blog tour ends on November 15th, so on November 16th, I will randomly select two winners from the comments submitted here on this post. Leave me a comment and be sure to enter your email address so I know how to contact you – easy right?
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