In November 2009, Quiltmaker magazine released a special issue featuring 100 blocks from today’s top designers. I was honored that one of my block designs was chosen for the magazine and used the opportunity to launch this quilting blog to coincide with the magazine’s blog tour. The magazine sold out within a few months and more volumes followed. Although Volume 1 has been available digitally and in other formats, Quiltmaker continue to receive requests for the printed version. And so, the reprinted issue goes on sale January 8, 2013 at quilt shops, newsstands, and at quiltandsewshop.com.
My block is called Spring Snowflake. It was designed using papercut appliqué as described in my book Sewflakes. Similar to making paper snowflakes, the blocks are designed by folding and cutting paper. What makes sewflakes unique is the use of a recognizable image as the foundation of the design. Spring Snowflake is made up of six tulips.
As a quilting teacher, I am often inspired by my students. I have taught this technique of Papercut Appliqué many, many times over the years and particularly enjoy witnessing the beautiful designs that are created by the class. Spring Snowflake was inspired by one such student. An award-winning quilter in her own right, Mary Light operates a long-arm quilting business in Shelburne, ON Canada.
With hundreds of block designs published in Volumes 1 – 6, Quiltmaker launched another special issue called Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Each issue features quilt designs using one or more blocks from a previous 100 Blocks magazine. Watch for the quilt based on Spring Snowflake in the Spring 2013 issue!
Deb Droog says
Love the block. I don’t have the fist book. I have had the opportunity to browse it though and it is fantastic. Look forward to seeing the finished quilt.
Tammy Hempel says
I came from quilty website and I love your block.