Tuesday, May 3, 2016

100 Blocks Blog Tour

So thrilled to be part of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour. I have my friend Suzy to thank. If not for her I would never have been part of the Scrap Squad. Which means I never would have met the wonderful people at Quiltmaker and had the wonderful opportunity to create a block for 100 blocks. If your here for the first time welcome! I hope you take time to look around.
I've always wanted to make a broken dishes quilt. I have one my mom gave me when she moved down south and was getting rid of things so she wouldn't have to move them. It was partially quilted, as I'm the only one of my sisters who quilts it came to my house. I didn't ever finish quilting it.  It had a big fluffy batting from the 70's and I didn't want to miss with it. so I just tied what was left, naughty I know.  To redeem my sinful ways I thought I should make a broken dishes quilt and do it right this time.  I came up with this variation of the pattern for 100 blocks.
Playing with the block in EQ I came up with several ways to arrange the block. Here is an Amish look with solids. The blocks are just set in rows without sashing.  I like the alternate pattern it creates as the four broken dishes come together to create another star.
 Adding sashing with corner posts in modern Zen Chic fabrics you get this.
 Creating a sashing similar to the center of the block just reversing where the background and prints go and adding corner posts that are in prints  you get this design in 30's
So many options, It's going to be fun redeeming my past sins.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the rest of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour. There are some pretty great blocks in there by some very talented people. I know my bucket list has grown since looking at my issue.
You can get your own here. Or if you are feeling lucky leave a comment and win one. Good luck!

123 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being a designer for the new issue! I love seeing the new designs that come out with each issue

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  2. Love this block and would love to win the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks magazine.

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  3. I love the broken dishes block too. So easy to make and good for scraps.

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  4. Nice block! You did some very interesting things with it, too!

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  5. Wonderful block! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  6. I'm loving the block. It seems complex but not.

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  7. Great block and really many possibilities. I especially love the 30 verion somehow,lol!

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  8. Your block is dynamic. Love seeing the settings too.

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  9. congratulations! I usually like old fashion blocks and I love the version that you show last.

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  10. I especially like the Amish look block. So striking with those colors! Thanks for sharing with us! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  11. Wow! That is one cool block! Congrats!

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  12. Congrats! It takes on a whole new look in each colorway.

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  13. congratulations. this is such a fun block. love the different variations that can be done.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  14. Your block makes up to a neat looking quilt, thanks for sharing.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  15. Hey Em, how fun to see you here on the tour! Fun idea for the broken dishes quilt. Lots of possible variation. :-)

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  16. Your blocks comes together nicely in so many different settings.

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  17. Congratulations. Very pretty block.

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  18. Your block is amazing! Congratulations!

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  19. Very good looking block. Love the different options. It's nice to see beforehand what the block you are going to make will look like in a quilt. Thank you for being a part of QM's 100 blocks and the lucky chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Very cute block, love the way it creates secondary designs. Thanks for sharing!! Diane O

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    Wow! Love your block, especially the Amish look one. Thanks for the chance to win.


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  22. The bold colors of the Amish arrangement is striking! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. The bold colors in the block picture really grab my attention. Congrats on the entry into Quiltmaker Blocks 13

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  24. Your block looks like its dancing!

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  25. Your block looks like its dancing!

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  26. I love the 30s version and the star hidden in the sashing.

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  27. I have never been to this blog before. It looks fun and happy

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  28. Its always fun to see how color makes such a difference layout to layout

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  29. Broken dishes is one of my favorite quilt blocks. This variation makes it sparkle1

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  30. Very cute block!! I like it! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  31. Fun block---I think my favorite version is the 30's--very cute!

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  32. Your block looks very complex. I like the lighter version shown last.

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  33. Great block, love the star effect. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Thank you for showing the design in different colorways. It really changes the look!

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  35. I love your block and the layout using the 30s fabrics is my favorite! This has definitely been added to my bucket list. You have really redeemed yourself with this block. 😊

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  36. I love the 30's look on your block. It looks refreshing.

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  37. Really nice block; love the last 2 layout designs.

    andiraes @ gmail . com

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  38. I like this block and the last layout with the white background calls to me. rmgsummers @ yahoo . com

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  39. Love the Zen Chic fabric layout - amazing what a difference fabric selection makes!

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  40. I like the one with the sashing best. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  41. Love the Zen variation. Very interesting block in different fabrics.

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  42. Love the Zen variation. Very interesting block in different fabrics.

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  43. I appreciate the alternate quilt color combinations and I favor the 30's version.

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  44. What a cooool Quilt layout! Love it! The 30's version is my fave!! :)

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too :D

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  45. I really like the way the center star of your block gives the quilt layouts such movement! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Interesting block, like seeing the different layouts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  47. Isn't it amazing how fabric placement can entirely change the look of a quilt!

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  48. Yours is an inspiration inducing wonder! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy to get started!

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  49. Fantastic pattern. It looks so different in each color way. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. I love your block. Keep up the good work!

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  51. Love this design in 30s prints!

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  52. I'm a big fan of the classics, so it's good to see Broken Dishes in the spotlight! Thanks.

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  53. Congrats on being in the book! And for using a classic block!

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  54. I loved this in the 30's prints...

    drhodes9@cox.net

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  55. I love seeing this design done up a few ways. That somehow always helps me see something I want to do with it too. Will we eventually get to see a finished quilt of this design?

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  56. I'm seeing so many blocks that will be added to my to-do-list, I won't have the time to make them all.

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  57. Very eye catching ty for sharing........ happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  58. Love your block! Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmaker's 100.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Love the different lay outs shown for the block. Gets creative juices going.

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  60. I enjoyed browsing through your site! I really like your; Little High Little Low quilt; I can see myself doing this someday soon!

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  61. Your block looks fabulous, love the different layouts!

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  62. Congratulations on your block being selected.

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  63. Congratulations on your block being selected.

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  64. This is always such a wonderful magazine. Very cool that you have a block in it!

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  65. Beautiful block, settings are amazing!

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  66. I really like the last one, in the 30's

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  67. Congrats on your wonderful block!!

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  68. I like the broken dishes block, too. I am always amazed at how a quarter square triangle comes together.

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  69. I really like the last design you did with the 30's fabrics! So fun to see how the block looks made up into a quilt!

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  70. Wow, great block, I like the 30's fabric one also.

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  71. I love the quilt in the 30's version. It's a fun block to play with.

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  72. nice what eq can do! helps in so many ways to make your ideas work. like the thirties fabric for your block.

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  73. I enjoyed your variations. All are nice.
    Thanks for the chance to win the issue.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  74. Great job on your block, love all the possibilities. Thanks so much.

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  75. Great block and I love how there are so any different looks to it. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

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  76. Very versatile block. It looks so different in the varied colorways.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  77. I love how you explored different ways to color your block in EQ

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  78. I love how you explored different ways to color your block in EQ

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  79. I like the way your block gives secondary designs.

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  80. Thank you for a chance to win. I like the block and the bright colors that you used in making it.

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  81. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  82. Great design! Love the black and white with the bright solids.

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  83. Great block - thanks for the sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. Broken dishes is one of my favorite blocks. Love the added "star" with it.

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  85. Nice block... all the color ways were okay till I got the white one... OMG, what a striking quilt. The secondary design give it zing. kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  86. What a neat block. I really like the way it looks with the white or light background.

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  87. Love the last, bright quilt--so cheerful. Looks like a fun block to play with.

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  88. Thanks for sharing alternative settings designs, makes the block so much more fun. Kathy in colo

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  89. I really like the 30's version, very nice. Goes on my bucket list for sure.

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  90. I love the amish version. Great block. pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

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  91. I love the amish version. Great block. pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

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  92. I adore star blocks. I like the secondary design options, with another star appearing. lots of fun with contrast for this block; different colors and color placement can create lots of fun for this one..I can tell!
    thanks and congrats!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  93. I really like the third color way the best...funny how different they look using the different colors. Congrats on getting a block in the magazine!

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  94. I need to live about a century to complete my bucket list. Problem is it keeps growing. Good luck!

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  95. Love the look of your block, well done on being published x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  96. Such creative use of color. It is amazing how color choice makes a quilt look completely different.

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  97. I love how the different fabrics/background, change it from spicy to sweet! Love your block! Congrats!

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  98. Your block is so striking! Thank you

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  99. Love the look of the block made with 30s. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  100. Great block, I love your last example.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  101. I could see my Zen Chic fabrics in this block!

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  102. I could see my Zen Chic fabrics in this block!

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  103. What a fun block with so many different possibilities! The last grouping of blocks just calls my name...now more to get done. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

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  104. Great block and thanks for sharing the different variations in a quilt, that is always fun to see.

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  105. Broken dishes is also a favorite block of mine. There are so many ways to change it, using different colors, settings, etc. I very much like what you have shown.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  106. I like the 30's version. Gives a completely different look.

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  107. Your block is stunning in the solid colors! Congrats!

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  108. Thanks for showing the options!! So much fun!!! I agree the "to do" list is growing!!

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  109. Very different looks in the 3 options. Thanks!

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  110. It always amazes me that just changing the colors can so completely change the quilt! Love your block.

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  111. Such great variety in the setting options for your block :o) I'm having such a good time visiting all the blogs on the tour. My block, Flowers for the Cabin, is also in Vol. 13 and I just love reading the story behind the blocks for the other designers.

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  112. What a huge difference in the color placements! I love what it does.

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  113. I love looking at the different color options, but I always gravitate to the brights.--swalker287 (at) aol (com).

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  114. cool block, thanks for the giveaway. love the ways it goes together

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  115. Very pretty block. It will make a great quilty hug.

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  116. Love your block. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  117. I love the bright colored block. Thanks!

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