Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters

Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters
Polly, Julia, Barbara

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blog Tour Posted by Barbara


Welcome to the 100  Block Quiltmaker blog tour. Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily Nov. 8-12 at quiltmaker.com/quilty pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!
  My block in the magazine is Colorful Star Tricks. 
 



My pattern "Star Tricks", a 48" x 48", was the incentive to make this block.  I made Colorful Star Tricks block smaller and didn't strip piece the stars.


My sister Julia made "Give the Girl a Twirl", 48" x 48", using variegated fabric.

Make a comment on my blog and get a chance to win my book "Star Struck Quilts" which has the "Star Tricks" pattern in it.
You can purchase this magazine at Patchwork Plus or Quiltmaker.

Also check out my other blog Quiltingal

18 comments:

Lee said...

How fun - I think I am the first to post and tell you how wonderful your colorful quiltblock is. I would love to win your fabulous book. Thank you for the giveaway and congrats on your block.
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Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I have been trying to win your book...but even if I don't get that chance I will be buying it. I got to see it in person already at a quilt shop and was so excited!!

I walked into the shop without a penny in hand because I knew there was no money in the budget this time. But, sometimes it is fun to go look around...as long as one doesn't start coveting or something!

You three sisters do lovely work; and I cannot wait to obtain this book. When I do I shall blog about it everytime the book inspires a new quilt!

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Barbara... I just started to follow your blog ... I just wanted to say that I am glad that I found your blog... I just love the the colors that you used in your lap quilts and block.... They are very stunning... I would love to buy your book... but, if I could win one that would be even better... The work that you sisters do is stunning as well... :)

Linda E in AZ said...

That certainly is a very versatile block!

Quiltbenaco said...

Grazie a "quilting gallery" ho scoperto il vostro blog e l'ho messo subito tra i preferiti....
Un saluto dall'Italia
Ciao Domenica

Thankful~Threads said...

This blog hop has been fantastic! I love your block Colorful Star Tricks and the fabrics you chose. You and your sisters are wonderful quilters. Thank you for participating and hosting this giveaway. ~Kathleen

Alicia said...

You ladies make awesome quilts! Congrats on being in the book. I'm glad the hop led me to your blog.

Sandy, Quilt guild president said...

Enjoyed your beautiful quilts.
How nice to have your sisters share the joy of quilting. Thank you for sharing your book in a giveaway.

Linda said...

Hi Ladies
I'm really thrilled to have found you. I thoroughly love your work. I wish there was more of your style and artisanship at the quilt shows. You are a joy.
Thanks for blogging so we can visit with you.
Blessings
Linda

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Kathy in GA said...

I love how different this star can look. I definitely want to check out your book! Congratulations on your block, and thank you for the giveaway.

Patty said...

I am originally from Mennonite territory and have always been impressed with the quilts that are put up for auction. I was really taken with the Star Trick block in Quiltmaker's e-mail and clicked on it. WOW your quilts are superlative!

BaggyQueen said...

Love the way the colors blend in your block. Great job in making this pattern. Hope I am the lucky one to win one of your books.

Linda said...

I have a copy of the 100 Blocks book, and your block was the one that I found most fascinating. I'm going to give it a try soon.
Linda in Southern Illinois

Carol said...

What a great block!!! I have a total fascination with stars. I look at your star and I see all the possibilities. Your quilt intrigues me with its color and composition I just love the fact that your sisters saw your star and gave it a personality of their own. I just love a block with a personality. Stars are soooo much fun!! I am looking forward to getting your book. I'm already mentally digging through my stash.

cinnamongirl said...

Hi I just found your blog and found it intriguing. I have began quilting and a few other self sufficent pojects. Joined a quilt guild to gain as nuch knowledge as I can from the eldery ladies with years of experience. To also donate my skills to those in need of comfort quilts.

It would be great to win the book but I commented because you ladies have a lovely blog. I also love that you share your knowledge.

Gayle said...

This is so beautiful I can't stop looking at it. I am curious how it was put together.