Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6

Well it is that time again.  Quiltmaker has put out another issue in their 100 Blocks series - Volume 6.  These magazines are so fun!  Can you guess which is mine?


Well, here is a hint.  I've had a thing for aqua and blue Christmas designs lately.  Yes, mine is the white-on-aqua snowflake in the second row.  It is on page 42 and is called "Winter's Jewel."




I enjoyed making this.  The applique and piecing are really simple but, because of the color choices, they look bold.  I used some fabrics from Laurie Wisbrun's Brrr collection and also some neutrals by Patrick Lose, both of which are manufactured by Robert Kaufman.

Winter's Jewel can be arranged in many ways.

Quilt 1 - no border

Quilt 2 - on point with white border
Snowflake Runner or Wall Hanging

Quiltmaker is giving away a free copy of the magazine to a reader here! To enter leave a comment telling me which of these statements is a lie:
  1. I worked in a wood shop for 2 years.
  2. I once had to get stitches because I impaled myself with a plastic bagel knife.
  3. I am an avid gardener.
Winners will be chosen from posts with the right answer using the random number generator.  First prize will get the magazine and second will get a free copy of one of my new patterns, either Palace Doors, Fizz, Sunflower Row, or Harlequin.

Deadline to enter is midnight on Friday, November 9th.

Be sure to check out all the other blocks and enter to win more giveaways on Quiltmaker's blog!

Happy sewing!
Amanda

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172 Comments:

At November 7, 2012 at 10:42 PM , Blogger Mystica said...

The first one is the lie!

 
At November 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM , Blogger Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

I realy don´t know. Everything sounds crazy, everything could be truth.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Lesley said...

Gorgeous block! I bet you are not a gardener because all your time is spent creating beauty with your designs instead of with plants! Total guess...and thanks for the chance!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Hmmm...I totally believe #2, because that's the kind of thing I would do. Since your patterns often have a garden element, I'm going to guess #3 is true. So, fingers crossed, I'll say #1 is the lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM , Blogger jackiero said...

Humm, number 3.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 1:24 AM , Blogger Rosa said...

wonderful block.I love 2.So I guess is that.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 1:25 AM , Blogger wanda said...

I am guessing 1 is the wrong answer. If I am wrong let me know sdo I can change it before the drawing, LOL.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM , Blogger Tabatha said...

I'm going to guess that you're not an avid gardener but in all honesty, I don't know!

I adore your block and will be looking for that magazine on the shelves!

bendingpins [at] gmail.com

p.s., Am I the only ones who can't decipher the validation images??

 
At November 8, 2012 at 1:29 AM , Blogger Gill said...

I think #3 is a lie!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM , Blogger hueisei said...

I guess #1 is a lie. Finger crossed.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 2:32 AM , Blogger KaHolly said...

I'm thinking #1! Love your block and all the possibilities it creates in the imagination.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 2:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I donot know, I guess 2 ;-)
hanke@fijnvandraat.com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 2:50 AM , Blogger Joan and Kevin said...

Number one!
Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 2:55 AM , Blogger Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Number 1 is the lie!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:20 AM , Blogger Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Amanda, you block is simply beautiful, as always. I'm a fan of all your work. I'm guessing #3 is the lie. I don't have time to garden, so maybe you don't have it either! I'm just stopping by to say "hello". Don't pick me, I'm on the tour, too.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:26 AM , Blogger JoyceLM said...

#3 is my guess for the lie. Love your block - thanks for the chance to win.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:32 AM , Blogger midwestmarykay said...

OK, I'm thinking #1 is it, but I could also think it would be #2--#3 appears to be something you would do (got this from your website).
LOVE your block!!!!!!!!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:56 AM , Blogger Michele said...

I'm going to guess here and say that you don't garden. Great block and thanks for the chance to win.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:57 AM , Blogger Joyce said...

I think that #1 is probably the lie...and the block is amazing!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:03 AM , Blogger Martina said...

Oh wow, I have no clue! But I guess that #1 is a lie!
Love your block!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:07 AM , Blogger tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Seu bloco é lindo e inspirador,obrigada.
Acho que #2.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:16 AM , Blogger Lisa Marie said...

I really don't know, but I will guess that #3 is the lie since I can't imagine that you would have time to garden.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:21 AM , Blogger notqnot said...

I think #2 is a lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:51 AM , Blogger Quilting Babcia said...

Just from personal experience, there's not much time to garden if you want to quilt, so my guess would be #3.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:57 AM , Blogger JCnNC said...

I am going to guess #2 - I sure hope I have better luck with this one. THanks for the opportunity. Judy C

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:00 AM , Blogger Tiara said...

I guess #3. I so love blocks set on point, beautiful!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:01 AM , Blogger Mary Jane said...

I would guess you prefer gardening with fabric and not necessarily dirt, but I am only guessing. I like this block.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:12 AM , Blogger B Greene said...

Total Guess - #1 is a lie.

Beuatiful block and the applique is stunning!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:16 AM , Blogger Gene Black said...

Okay, I think that number 3 is the lie. You only garden with elements on fabric.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:19 AM , Blogger Sandi1100 said...

I am taking a wild guess and saying No. 2 is the lie. I really like your block. There are so many great blocks in this issue (as in all the others)that I want to make. I like your sunflower row pattern to. Thanks for the chance to win.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:20 AM , Blogger SheilaS said...

I am guessing No. 2 because I don't think that you could make up a story like that! Beautiful block!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:32 AM , Blogger Robyn said...

I have no idea so I'm guessing that I am an Avid gardner is the one.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:41 AM , Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I haven't a clue, but I'm going to guess #3 is the lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:41 AM , Blogger Carrie P. said...

congrats on having another gorgeous block in the magazine.
I am going to guess number 3.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:42 AM , Blogger Donna said...

Who has time todesign, quilt and garden so I'm guessing #3.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:50 AM , Blogger SueB said...

I am guessing number 2.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:50 AM , Blogger Dee said...

I am guessing 2 - love this block - it would be amazing for the holidays

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:52 AM , Blogger Nancy said...

I guess #1?

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:08 AM , Blogger Denise R said...

I'm guessing number 3.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

Since this is the first time I have read your blog I'll have to guess #1 is the lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:11 AM , Blogger Dana Gaffney said...

I think it's #3, I can't remember reading about gardening here. Thanks.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:21 AM , Blogger patricia said...

Guessing #1. Now I will try to prove that I'm not a robot.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:30 AM , Blogger Tami C said...

Love you block. Congratulations for having your block published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6 and for getting on the cover! I'm guessing that number 2 is the lie, at least I would hope you hadn't done that.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:30 AM , Blogger drmithome said...

I guess #2. Great block.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:32 AM , Blogger Purl Buttons said...

I like what you design so I will assume we have some similarities. #3 is a lie because I don't enjoy garden work. Hope I am right! By the way, I have never had stitches from a plastic bagel knife but I HAVE sewn over my finger.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Lori S said...

Just a guess, but who has time to garden when making such beautiful quilts. Love the table runner. Thanks for the chance to win!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:38 AM , Blogger DH Stitches said...

Hi Amanda, this is Diane from Quiltmaker. Nice post today--I like the different settings you showed. Fun little block, too!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:41 AM , Blogger kt said...

I'm going to guess that #3 is the lie--since it is the most believable given all your beautiful flowery quilt designs! Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Maryjo said...

I am thinking you are not an avid gardner:) I am not sure which drew me to your block...the colors or design but I certainly love it!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:52 AM , Blogger Cathy B said...

#3 Congrats on getting your block in the magazine! Love your block!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Karen Pryce said...

I love your block and the different settings you have provided. I am guessing that #2 statement is a lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Diana said...

I cannot find the answer to which statement is a lie. I would guess #3 because it is so normal. Maybe I should leave 2 more comments with guesses #1 & #2!! lol I just scrolled down at your previous posts & I love, love, love your fizz pattern!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:00 AM , Blogger Joanna said...

I'm guessing 3 because it isn't listed in your profile. Hope I'm right. Love your block.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Lou said...

I think they are all true:)
Sweet block!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:12 AM , Blogger Denise :) said...

Yeah, I think number three is the lie, but it's iffy! Very cute block -- you did a great job with it! :)

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:23 AM , Blogger rush said...

i say that #3 is a lie. you don't have the time! lol

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Blogger bairdmtn said...

My guess is that you are NOT an avid gardener because you couldn't possibly have the time!! You are just too busy creating these beautiful quilts! I really think this block is your prettiest design yet! It is just beautiful and I LOVE those colors!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Volume 6!!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Pat S. said...

Love, love, LOVE your block! It is going to be sew much fun to play with! Okay, this is a total guess....#1 is the lie?!!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:40 AM , Blogger robin said...

well,avid gardening would be out as it would take away too much time from quilting/designing!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:43 AM , Blogger kwkaiser2 said...

I looked through a few old blogs, but found no clues. So, I'm going to say they're all true!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Lee Ann L. said...

I am guessing #3.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Margaret said...

I think number one is a lie. Most quilters have something to do with a garden because of the beautiful color combinations that it presents

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Joni said...

I am choosing #1. I love your design.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM , Blogger Debbie said...

#3 love your block..

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM , Blogger Cathryn said...

I'm thinking that you are NOT an avid gardener - You're too busy making gorgeous quilts for us to drool over!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM , Blogger Jennifer Gail said...

I think 3 is the lie. Thanks and I love that block

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Deanie said...

Winter's Jewel is gorgeous! I'm guessing number 3 is a lie because if you were an avid gardener how would find time to create all these beautiful designs? deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Miss Nancy said...

Love the Winter Jewel block! It looks like winter. I think number 3 is the lie. Wish I know for sure. Thank you for this great giveaway.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:19 AM , Blogger Carol Sc said...

This is a little like shooting a fish in a barrel. They all sound like they could be lies or the truth. I'm going to guess that you did NOT work in a woodshop.
quiltschon@att.net

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:20 AM , Blogger Judy said...

I am going to see that #3, an avid gardener. is the lie. Your interest listed on your blog does not list that. I did enjoy seeing your block. It is indeed a jewel.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Sandra said...

I pick #2. I can't see you doing something like that. I enjoy your blog and your interviews with Madame Samm. Love all the blocks that you have shared with all of us. I, too, also like the colors red and aqua and again you have inspired us again with another block, this time for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 5. Thank you for all that you do for inspiration and giving all of your followers a chance to win this Collctor's Edition.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Deb G. in VA said...

My guess is number 2.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:37 AM , Blogger jrt14 said...

I think it is number 1.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm guessing that you are not a gardener because you are to busy designing and quilting!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Tamsyn said...

#1 is a lie. Love this block-so versatile! Tamsyn

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Vivian said...

I am guessing #2 is the lie. Love your block. vivian

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Debbie said...

This is a great color combo for your block, Amanda. I don't believe you're a gardener.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM , Blogger WoolenSails said...

I haven't been following long enough to have read prior posts, so I will guess that number 1 is false. Love this block and the idea of making a christmas quilt with it.

Debbie

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Robin said...

I guess I will say you worked ina wood shop for a couple years . But gardening would be a second choice because of colors. I love the designs.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm betting the lie is the avid gardner. You obviously love flowers and nature, but somehow it seems that gardening takes too much time. You are too prolific in designing to spend lots of time gardening.
Lynn B.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Kathy H said...

I think #3 is false. I haven't seen many gardening photos on your blog so I think your beautiful flowers are in your patterns.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:25 AM , Blogger BizyStitches said...

I'm going to go with #3. Don't see how you would have time to garden. Love your block and I'm thinking it is great in a table runner. Thats the size of items I like to make and quilt. Congrats.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Sandy said...

I want to say the 3rd is a a lie, re 'avid gardener', because I love the idea that you worked in a wood shop. And I like the Snowflake Runner -- very nice!

-Sandy
wrybbunz@gmail.com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Back Porch Extras said...

I think they are all lies. I love your block and am now a follower on Facebook. Love your designs.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your contest and the quilt block
my guess is 1 is the lie. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.
mhinders@myclearwave.net

 
At November 8, 2012 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Eva said...

Love the block, can see using many different color combos. I bet all three are true.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Susan C said...

Could they all be lies? Your beautiful designs are the flowers you cultivate, you work with fabric instead of wood and hopefully a plastic knife would be safe in your hands!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Abbigail said...

I don't really know which is a lie so I'll go with #3.
I do know that I love, love your block! I love snow flakes and winter scenes and this is beautiful!
hulseybg@gmail.com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Erin McSweeney said...

I'm going to say #3

 
At November 8, 2012 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Marcia W. said...

Clueless says #1 is a lie

 
At November 8, 2012 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Quilt Monkey said...

Nifty block! Hmm. I think maybe the third one is a lie...

 
At November 8, 2012 at 10:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

MargaretQuilts mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
big guess is #2 is a lie

 
At November 8, 2012 at 11:01 AM , Blogger TheStylishHome said...

I'll guess......2 (even though it sounds believeable and could totally see myself doing that)... I think creative people like to create, whether it's wood, flowers, food or cloth....fingers crossed. Love your snowflake!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Cathy said...

Being a creative person..I could see you working in a wood shop. Gardening takes up way too much time so I have to go with #3.
QuiltinGram
cathyc1950@gmail.com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Sallie said...

#3 is the lie. Thanks for the chance!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM , Blogger CJ said...

I will guess that #3 is the lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 11:29 AM , Blogger ritainalaska said...

i have to guess #3. love the block with its applique!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Judy1522 said...

Beautiful block! I am going to guess that you are not an avid gardener. Even thought you use flowers in your designs I think that you are too busy to have the time it would take to be an avid gardener. Unless of course you don't ever sleep.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Lis said...

#1 is the lie!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Debra Kay Neiman said...

I am going to guess #3 is the lie. You ARE NOT an avid gardener (takes too much time away from quilting).

I am betting putting together wood pieces to make stuff is just like piecing fabric at least in a graphic sort of talent way.

The stitches is something I would do too ;-)

Love your block - table runner!

I like the preview pattern Palace Doors too!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM , Anonymous kate brown said...

I think 3 is a lie. Love your block!!!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:22 PM , Blogger The Village Queen said...

Very pretty block! Who has time to garden when you quilt so much? So I think 3 is a fib. Thanks for the chance!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Rachell said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I adore snowflakes and stars. The colors are amazing!

I'm guessing #1 is the lie.

Sunflower Row is the pattern I would choose if I could.
Thanks!
reillyr2 (at) hotmail (dot) com
Claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Kathy Lancaster said...

I think number 3 is the lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Dawn said...

I adore your block! I will have to purchase the magazine just for your pattern if I don't win.
I'm guessing #1 is wrong.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Vicki H said...

My guess is #1
I really like our block.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM , Blogger dorothy said...

As someone who is creative all three could be true...sorry I haven't found your blog before now, so I would know the true statements...but I love your block,especially as the table runner!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Lee said...

I think #1 is wrong! thank you!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 1:43 PM , Blogger ~Kris~ said...

I don't think you have time to garden. Your beautiful quilts and designs are so fun to see. I enjoyed reading thru your blog.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM , Blogger Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hmm, first, LOVE your block. Now I know many quilters are also gardeners but I think you are not. No idea why but that is my guess! Thanks for the chance.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM , Blogger Marie Abernathy said...

I'm guessing that you are not an avid gardener. Mainly because the other two are just more interesting ;-)

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Wild guess-your first statement is a "lie"! Thanks so much for a chance at the the give-away. Your block is fantastic!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Lori H said...

Great block & guessing no time to garden!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:18 PM , OpenID samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I absolutely love your block and I love your version 2 quilt! Congrats on being published. My guess is #2 - although they could all be true! Thanks for the fun chance to win. :)
samtaylorcjsmimi(at)yahoo(dot)com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM , Blogger sao said...

Very nice block....ok I am going for #2 as the lie!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM , Blogger sharon said...

Boy, I don't really know for sure. I read some of your blogs and couldn't decide. I think you like flowers so I am going to guess # 3 because I like flowers too, but am not an avid gardener and I think woodworking and quilting have a lot in common and I can understand needing stitches from a plastic knife. (fingers crossed here)

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM , Blogger QuilterKat said...

Having no clue, I'll guess that you are not an avid gardener.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Gloria said...

Number 3 is a lie. I think you are too busy with your family and quilting to be in the garden much.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:25 PM , Blogger MoeWest said...

I'll guess that #1 is the lie. Your block is very nice. I like the colour combination but I don't use it for Christmas usually.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:29 PM , Blogger Nancy D. said...

I'm not really sure. Maybe number 2?

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Madeline said...

I tried to read your profile and "about me" section, but my computer wouldnt let me. dont understand these things. So I just have to guess #2 is the lie. I have worked in a woodshop and I love to garden myself...would love to win one of your patterns!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Regina said...

Hmm... #1 I think

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:41 PM , Blogger wendy said...

I'm going to guess that it is #3, just because 1&2 sound unusual and I love gardening. How can you not like it? lol

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:46 PM , Blogger Angelia B said...

guessing but will say #1 :)

 
At November 8, 2012 at 4:47 PM , Blogger BillieBee (billiemick) said...

#3 is a lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM , OpenID bethstrand said...

It's that you are not an avid gardener. (I'm not really going to admit how much time I spent searching online to make sure my hunch was right! lol) pbstrand@msn.com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:12 PM , Blogger CathyK said...

I am going to guess that number 3 is the lie!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM , Blogger scottylover said...

I am going to guess number 1. I can see a lot of garden nfluence in your quilts iand those plastic knives can be very dangerous! :)

Sandy A

PS...love the block!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 5:39 PM , Blogger barbara woods said...

i will guess no 1 thanks

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM , Blogger Brenda J. said...

Not sure so will guess you did not work in a wood shop. Thanks for the chance to win!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna say #3...just because the third time is a charm...maybe
jaalex@charter.net

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think #3 is a lie. Winter's Jewel is lovely!
wlinda_ca(at)yahoo.com

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Linda V said...

I am guessing #1 is not true. Thanks.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Loquacious Life said...

I think #1. You like flowers in your header and background so I think you garden, lol. And the middle one is crazy enough to be true. :)

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM , Blogger VickiT said...

Wow. LOVE your block Amanda. You always seem to create new blocks that I just love. Beautiful work as always.

I am going to guess that "I am an avid gardener" is the lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Jeanne in Ohio said...

Wonderful block! Is there a trick to the quiz?

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think #2 is the lie...I love your block...can't wait to try it out...:)

Karen in Maine

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Cecilia said...

I'm guessing #3 is the lie. Love your block.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM , Blogger { HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I believe that #3 is the lie. I remember reading somewhere that you gather inspiration from the garden ...

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM , Blogger Vickie said...

What a clever way to pick a winner! I will guess......you did not work in a wood shop.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM , Blogger banjo795 said...

I haven't a clue! So I'll take a wild guess that #1 is the lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Pat V. said...

I will guess #1 is a lie. Love your block!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I think I'm going to say that they are all true. Really like your block.
Nancy Smith

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM , Blogger S Walker said...

I'm thinking that #3 is the lie. I became a much less avid gardener when I took up quilting so it seems logical to me.

First visit to your site; love your patterns. Glad to have found you.

swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:25 PM , Blogger Bluequilt said...

I think # 2 is a lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Mary said...

I love your block. I'm guessing number one is the lie.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Tamie said...

I guess number three but it might not be.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:37 PM , Blogger Rhonda D. said...

Love your block. I'll pick #1.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Lisa E said...

I'm guessing #3 is wrong.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

My guess is number 1. Thanks for the chance to win.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM , Blogger pjquilter said...

My guess is #3. Love your block and the ways you used it.

 
At November 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

love it!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM , Blogger Jodi - usairdoll said...

Gosh what a super block! All your layouts are amazing. Great job! Ok my guess is #3 is a lie.

Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

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At November 9, 2012 at 12:06 AM , Blogger Sue Bone said...

I'm guessing number 1 is a lie.

Gorgeous block

 
At November 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM , Blogger grammygwendolyn said...

Total guess............#2 is the lie.

 
At November 9, 2012 at 4:21 AM , Blogger Jill Montgomery said...

Fantastic block! I think #3 is a lie. :)

 
At November 9, 2012 at 4:58 AM , Blogger Carla G said...

Love the snowflake block! I'll say that #1 is the lie. :)

 
At November 9, 2012 at 5:56 AM , Blogger Karen said...

I love your block. It's beautiful! I'm going to guess #3 is a lie. Maybe you spend too much time quilting to spend any time gardening??? :)

 
At November 9, 2012 at 6:21 AM , Blogger Bev said...

I would guess you could not be an avid gardener and still have time to do your quilting-both are so time consuming I have had to let the gardening go and just play with my fabrics!

 
At November 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Carmen Nuland said...

My guess is #3 I am an avid gardener.

 
At November 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM , Blogger scarlette said...

I'm sorry, i have no idea which is the lie but I love to garden and i have impailed myself with an oyster knife but i never worked in wood shop, however this snowflake looks like woodwork to me sooooo ... i would still like to enter a comment Scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

 
At November 9, 2012 at 2:03 PM , Anonymous Bonnie said...

Love your Winters Jewel block! I am guessing #2 is the lie.

 
At November 9, 2012 at 2:24 PM , Blogger Kay said...

I think #3 is a lie because you probably don't have time to garden since you are creating such beautiful designs.

 
At November 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM , Blogger ANGIE TERRY said...

I'm guessing # 3 is the fib.

 
At November 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Deb said...

I am guessing the third one as well. The other 2 sound so far fetched that they are probably true!

 
At November 9, 2012 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Sherry said...

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At November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM , Blogger Sherry said...

It is really a hard guess. I would not say that 3 is the lie because you have so much gardening in your materials. But then, maybe that is why #3 is the lie. Oh well, love the versatility of your block.

 
At November 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Lyn said...

I'd say #3 is the lie. Love the block...I miss snow here in South Texas, so tend to get it by stitching it!

 
At November 9, 2012 at 6:40 PM , Anonymous Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I'm guessing that Number One is the lie! I think that you really are a gardener and the other one is so crazy that it must be true!

 
At November 10, 2012 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Kd Brown said...

Amanda, as much as your gorgeous designs are based on a floral theme I don't think you are an avid gardener. Am I right?

 
At November 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Rebecca Grace said...

I guess that #3 is a lie, because "avid gardener" is such a common expression, but the other two are much more specific.

I love your new block! How on earth is it EASY to do that intricate snowflake applique, though? You mean, easy for quilty goddesses like you, or is there some trick that makes it easy for us mortals as well? ;-)

 
At November 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM , Blogger Kira said...

Three.

 

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Well it is that time again.  Quiltmaker has put out another issue in their 100 Blocks series - Volume 6.  These magazines are so fun!  Can you guess which is mine?


Well, here is a hint.  I've had a thing for aqua and blue Christmas designs lately.  Yes, mine is the white-on-aqua snowflake in the second row.  It is on page 42 and is called "Winter's Jewel."




I enjoyed making this.  The applique and piecing are really simple but, because of the color choices, they look bold.  I used some fabrics from Laurie Wisbrun's Brrr collection and also some neutrals by Patrick Lose, both of which are manufactured by Robert Kaufman.

Winter's Jewel can be arranged in many ways.

Quilt 1 - no border

Quilt 2 - on point with white border
Snowflake Runner or Wall Hanging

Quiltmaker is giving away a free copy of the magazine to a reader here! To enter leave a comment telling me which of these statements is a lie:
  1. I worked in a wood shop for 2 years.
  2. I once had to get stitches because I impaled myself with a plastic bagel knife.
  3. I am an avid gardener.
Winners will be chosen from posts with the right answer using the random number generator.  First prize will get the magazine and second will get a free copy of one of my new patterns, either Palace Doors, Fizz, Sunflower Row, or Harlequin.

Deadline to enter is midnight on Friday, November 9th.

Be sure to check out all the other blocks and enter to win more giveaways on Quiltmaker's blog!

Happy sewing!
Amanda

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