Welcome to California, I'm so glad you stopped by.
I hope you are enjoying the Road Rally.
If you are, great! If your not sure what I'm talking about click on the car below and jump on in.
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks has done it again.
Volume 16 is packed full of new quilty inspiration.
If you are new to my blog, let me introduce myself.
I am Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack.
I am a lover of all thing quilt related.
I find inspiration everywhere.
After that, I design, piece, quilt and write patterns to help make the world just a bit more colorful.
I even travel and teach. It's a pretty cool gig.
I have been married for 30 years
(dang I sound old, but I don't feel like I am).
Scott, my husband, has joined in on the design process recently.
Scott is digitizing machine quilting designs to complement the quilts I create.
It's a really cool thing.
Well, let's get to the good stuff,
the block and the chance to win!
Here is my block - Icicle Burst #1535
I know what your thinking, what's a California girl know about icicles?
Well, I live in the Mojave Desert.
It gets really hot here in the summer - like 110 degrees.
It get's good and cold in the winter - down to single digits on occasion. And yes, we do get a little snow at our house once in a while.
So, it's a pretty cool block, right?
Well, lets see what happens when we put a few of them together.
Let the magic happen....
The quilt above has sashing and cornerstones.
So does the quilt below, but isn't it amazing when you change the fabrics?
I design with Electric Quilt and am in love with the new EQ8.
So, now let me put these blocks on point for you.
Is that crazy? or what?
This is gonna be a long post (sorry).
I need to tell you that I have a tendency to overthink things.
That will become obvious in just a little bit.
Now I need to show you the machine quilting design Scott created for this block.
Here is where the overthinking comes into play.
I decided that this would be a cool quilting design for a table runner.
Well, I did that and it was okay, not amazing.
I was then thinking "I wonder what the thickest thread is that I can run through Elle (that would be my long arm).
My mind kept going and I remembered I had couching feet for Elle.
I decided to couch a whole cloth quilt.
Here is my practice piece.
Now that you have read completely through my post, I would like to invite you to follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram. I would really love to have you join me.
I have a Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine to give away.
If you leave me a comment below, I will use a randomizer and choose a winner.
This promotion will run until midnight on Tuesday, November 21, then I will pick a name at random and announce the winner.
Thank you for visiting!
I will contact the winner for there information and get the prize shipped directly to you.
So, if I have caused you to have more questions about me or my quilt life just ask them below.
Now, on to the next blog, I think you should probably move on or your Road Trip might take all day.
Blog at you later,
The drawing for the free magazine is now closed.
The winner is Anita!