Monday, April 28, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9

Announcement:  The winner of the fat quarter bundle and magazine over here is Amy DeCesare and the winner over on my instagram account is crazyquiltlena.  Congratulations, ladies!  Send me your snail mail addresses and I'll get them out to you.  Thanks to everyone for the helpful comments - you've given me so many ideas!

It is Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks time again and today is my day blog about my block and have a giveaway!


Can you guess the inspiration for my block?  It kind of knocks you over the head, doesn't it? It is my fabric line, "Topiary" for Blend Fabrics, which, in turn, is inspired by the gardens of the South. (I'd show you a picture of my garden, but I have whatever is opposite of a green thumb, so that's no fun...)




I wanted to do a  simple-to-sew appliqué block so I chose one of the trees I drew for this line and enlarged it quite a bit, then added borders and corners so that it would create a diamond pattern when joined with its neighbors.



So... onto the giveaway.  Quiltmaker is giving a copy of the magazine to one of you and I'm throwing in a fat quarter bundle of Topiary!  To enter, leave me a comment letting me know what colors you'd most like to see in a quilt collection for a boy.  (I know this is off-topic considering the style of the fabric in this block... but I'm curious.)  And I'll also be picking an additional winner from my instagram followers so if you don't follow me there already please consider it.  (My user name over there is amandamurphydesign.)  The deadline to enter is this Friday, May 2nd, at midnight.

They have lots of other great prizes over on the Quiltmaker blog so make sure to stop by!  (Including a grand prize at the end of the week that has both my books, as well as all sorts of other goodies!)

Happy sewing.

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At April 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM , Blogger WoolenSails said...

The fabric looks beautiful in the block, love it. For a little boy, I am thinking faded denim type shades.

Debbie

 
At April 28, 2014 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Anita said...

Lovely fabric and design of the block!
I would choose a blue/green color scheme for a boy.

 
At April 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Debbie said...

Cute block for this collection, Amanda. I like a mixture of primary colors for a boy.

 
At April 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM , Blogger JaneB said...

I really like the block you designed. I am not too great at applique, but I might give this one a try. I have a wonderful veggie garden, but no topiary. For a boy would use what my boy loved for colors: orange and purple. (He is now at the age where his "colors" are black, navy, grey and tan which I point out to him are not actually "colors").

 
At April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM , Blogger Lindsay Rodems said...

I love all things topiaries including your fabric line! When I choose fabrics for a boy I like to include gray, blue, and muted orange.

 
At April 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM , Blogger Mdm Samm said...

Heavens Amanda this is perfect ....and a lovely addition with your gorgeous new collection

 
At April 28, 2014 at 11:31 PM , Blogger Tess said...

beautiful! I'd love to see more orange in boys' collections.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM , Blogger Jitka said...

I love blue-green mix for boy. Thank you for giveaway.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM , Blogger Karen M said...

Great block! I would like to see a line of green fabrics designed for boys.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM , Blogger GranChris said...

I would choose primary colors but I am old and I believe babies like primary colors and Black, Whie and Red. However the current generation likes Teal, a green to match and a sort of mustard yellow and even grey. Not my choice but I have made a lot of quilts in these colors.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:39 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Right now I'm thinking of blue and orange for a boy's quilt, for my nephew.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:47 AM , Blogger Amy DeCesare said...

Great block, and gorgeous fabric! For a little boy quilt, I think navy and lime would be fun.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:52 AM , Blogger Sunnybec said...

I always find boys so difficult when it comes to colours. But just lately I've started liking green, orange and taupe together. Thanks for the giveaway.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:02 AM , Blogger ABeadedWorld said...

Love the block & especially the fabric line.
For a boys quilt I really like the colour combo of Navy Blue, Silver grey & teal.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:34 AM , Blogger Joan and Kevin said...

I like the color light blue and brown together for a boy. Love your fabric, thanks!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:35 AM , Blogger Pat said...

Fabric line is fantastic. For a boy I would like to see Aqua/Teal or Green Shades. Thanks for having a give away.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:43 AM , Blogger JudyQT said...

Beautiful fabric to die for! My grandsons like like the red, cream, black and taupe quilts I made for them....

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:50 AM , Blogger Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Love your block! I would like grey, red and blue.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:00 AM , Blogger cpup40 said...

I would love to see blues, greens and browns in a boy quilt. I love the block that you made.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:10 AM , Blogger Betsy said...

Great topic since I am expecting my first grandson in September. I like all the blue tones but some purple and yellows in the mix would be nice.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:23 AM , Blogger Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

My nephew loves anything orange, so I think an orange and blue scheme would please him. Congratulations on your block making the cut!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM , Blogger Lisa Marie said...

Lately I'm loving navy with bright colors. A collection for boys combining navy with bright greens and oranges would be fun.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:57 AM , Blogger Gene Black said...

I like medium blue (or royal) along with Chocolate brown with some green and reds thrown in to accent it. Even a rich purple could be used instead of the red in a boys line as long as the color is rich and saturated.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:01 AM , Blogger Jeanie said...

Yummy, yummy fabric! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! I like the typical "boy" colors, but like to use I Spy fabrics for interest.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:05 AM , Blogger JoyceLM said...

I think green/blue/purple would be a good combination for a boy's quilt, with maybe some brown. Thanks for sharing your cute block & thanks for the chance to win.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:15 AM , Blogger Kathy M said...

Blue, gray and white

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:16 AM , Blogger suz said...

That's a great block! Colors for a boy...when my son was little, he seemed to favor Southwest colors (and we live in New England!) - turquoise, orange, deep yellows, salmony reds, deep tans, rust- earthy colors ... they actually worked great in doing his room.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:17 AM , Blogger QuiltLaughLove said...

Great block! I just thought of several embroidery designs to use it with. And your fabric is lovely! I'd like to see navy, green and orange for a boys line.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:29 AM , Blogger Denise said...

I think a red and black color scheme for a boy, like firetrucks, would be fun to do.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:31 AM , Blogger Sherry said...

I like greens for boys....I think blues get over-used.

I love topiary bushes....the work that goes into getting them into the different shapes is just daunting to me. But I am glad that there are others that can do it.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:33 AM , Blogger Shelor Robin said...

I always think of primary colors when choosing for a baby quilt--eye candy, I guess!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:52 AM , Blogger curious said...

I like bright primary colors for a boy quilt. I think they like them too, or black. That seems to be the most popular crayon color in school!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:04 AM , Blogger Judy said...

Amanda, I love topiaries and your new fabric line. Thanks for designing this block. I would like red and blue for boys fabric.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:09 AM , Blogger Mom who loves to sew said...

Your fabric line is stunning! I love the sophistication of a topiary tree along with all your gorgeous color choices. It makes me wishing I was on vacation in England right now. I actually have to make a baby quilt and I'm looking for a few shades of blue including turquoise along with, greens, browns, oranges, and yellows. Thanks for the wonderful chance to win an awesome fat quarter bundle.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:09 AM , Blogger Diane N said...

Beautiful! For a boy quilt I would go with blues and greens...although I like the idea of Woolen Sails with faded denim!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:17 AM , Blogger Allison said...

I love the block! For a little boy, I like to use bright, primary colors.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:21 AM , Blogger Jill said...

Love your block, and this fabric line may be my all time fave! I like blues, browns, soft green for boys quilts...it tends to calm them a bit! ;)

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:25 AM , Blogger Jeneta said...

Blue, grey and orange!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:26 AM , Blogger Carol said...

Your block is beautiful and I love the Topiary line! For a boy, I would envision bright blues, greens, reds, yellows. Thanks for sharing!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:29 AM , Blogger Debbie said...

Love your block and the fabric. I use red and blue for most of my grandsons quilts. His favorite teams colors go jayhawks

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:29 AM , Blogger ~Kris~ said...

Very cute block. I like bright blue and green for boys' quilts.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:29 AM , Blogger Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

I like shades of browns and yellows with oranges thrown in for a "boy" quilt! Colors I can work with and yet the boy would not call "sissy" colors!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:34 AM , Blogger suesinger said...

I like primary colors for boys.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:35 AM , Blogger Dee said...

I love the shades of grey and yellow - an be boy or girl. They are all beautiful

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:48 AM , OpenID Liz Saum said...

Love the topiary fabric!
For a boy quilt I would like to see several shades of turquoise with navy, khaki and a dark orange.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:50 AM , Blogger Jenny said...

id like the colors of the sandbox...light brown sand, royal blue bucket, bright yellow shovel and grass green...pretty collection here...

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:52 AM , Blogger Debi Horne said...

Congratulations. I love the Topiary collection, very nice. I would like to see teals/tans/muted oranges & yellows for a boy.

Thanks for the chance to win.
Debi Horne
debihorne54@yahoo.com

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:55 AM , Blogger Doreen Gabe said...

Boys are so hard! I have six! I'm so tired of all the usual. I find that depending on eachs "love" like legos or sports etc. that it's easier to incorporate a wider color palette. Otherwise one seems to get stuck in the navy white green theme.....

 
At April 29, 2014 at 5:57 AM , Blogger Digiscrapations said...

Lovely fabric, lovely block. For boys I think red is a good choice.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:02 AM , Blogger denisew said...

Great block! For boys, I think it depends on the boy, I like blues, greens, and oranges.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:07 AM , Blogger Elaine Howard said...

I think your block is very sophisticated and would be great for an adult or mature (college age?) teen.

For a boy, I think specific colors depends on age, but always bright blue, red and or green, with maybe some gray or black in smaller pieces.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:12 AM , Blogger Sharon Hughson said...

I think you can make a boy quilt with any color as long as it is dark. Like not pink but red would work.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:12 AM , Blogger karen k said...

Beautiful! For a boy, I like the colors of blue, green and brown.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:23 AM , Blogger Skootchover said...

I love your topiary line. I think navy with lime would be a great color combo for a boy.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:23 AM , Blogger Verna A. said...

I like shades of blue, darker gray, and a bit of brown thrown in.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:29 AM , Blogger Jeanne Gwin said...

Take the color of tree bark, grass, snakes, sticks, stones, puppy dogs and dirt and you have a boys perfect quilt. So I guess we are looking at browns, greens, grays, and bark. How fun. Oh I forgot mud and puddles, little boys have to have mud and puddles. Thanks Ananda, once again, I love your new line.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:29 AM , Blogger LeAnne said...

Cute block. I would like blues and greens for boys' quilts.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Sylvia Anderson said...

Amanda, your fabrics are stunning, as usual and look forward to receiving your newsletters featuring beautiful quilts and projects for us to make.

You are not age specific regarding colors I might use for a boy, so if he is a toddler, primary colors would be my choice, and if he is old enough to have formed favorite colors of his own, then I would definitely use those.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:38 AM , Blogger jabeybaby said...

Super cute block!
For a boy I would like blue, orange, and gray.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:38 AM , Blogger nancy kozak said...

I like your block. The color for a boy is determined by the age group. Blue is a given. Baby pastels, toddler bright almost any thing, school age goes to school colors or favorite team colors.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM , Blogger Diane said...

I like brights and blacks for a boy.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:44 AM , OpenID cwienstroer said...

I love your fabrics and would try to make the block. For a boy I would use nature colors: brown, green, blue and touches of yellow.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM , Blogger CaroleM said...

well my little boy is quite keen on oranges and red and such.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:46 AM , Blogger Linda said...

What a great Giveaway. The fat quarter bundle looks amazing!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM , Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I like aqua (or teal) and brown for a boy. Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM , Blogger acoelke said...

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of. Blues and reds and browns.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:50 AM , Blogger Doris Rice said...

My "little" boy is now 18 and there is no color in his life! lol. However, I'm thinking blues (shades of demin) and orange. Of course burnt orange is great since we're UT (University of Texas) fans!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 6:56 AM , OpenID delaineelliott said...

Your block is beautiful - so whimsical! My favorite colors for a "boy" quilt are different shades of blue mixed with a cream color. Thanks!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:00 AM , Blogger Anne said...

Love your fabric. I am on a kick of turquoise, with burnt orange and grey for a boy at the moment.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:01 AM , Blogger Carrie P. said...

I have a new grandson and his nursery is deocrated in all shades of blues, turquoise, black and a touch of yellow. It is really pretty.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:06 AM , Blogger PegP said...

Love the block! And the new Topiary fabric line! Teals and greys would be very cool for a boy's quilt in my opinion. Congrats and thanks!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:06 AM , Blogger Yvonne@Nellie's Niceties said...

Beautiful fabric line no wonder you used it as your inspiration! I'd love to see more pastel shades of the primary colours that are often used in boys fabrics designs.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Margaret said...

I really love your block. My colors for a little boy right now happens to be very bright colors. I have been designing a minecraft quilt for him and the colors are bright. My other choice would be turquoise and browns.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:08 AM , Blogger StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the soft sweet colors of Topiary! And you're right, it's hard to go from sighing over that to boy colors. :) My grandson loves orange, maybe because it's so bright. But I think shades of orange would be perfect! blessings, marlene

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:09 AM , Blogger annmarie said...

I love teal for boys - bright yet not too girly & goes with lots of other colors - lavender, tan, brown - even some greens. Great block & great giveaway!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:19 AM , Blogger Jrizzle said...

Wow, I am surprised by teal for boys... guess I'll have to look for some pics of what people have come up with (: Personally, I like John Deere green and yellow and shades of brown, rust, gold and yellow to go with. (think crop & dirt colors)

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:20 AM , Blogger giddy99 said...

I love aqua, teal and orange! Works for any baby, and isn't the traditional baby blue. :)

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Lynn said...

Love your new fabric line. Its very soothing. my favorite color for boys brown. Thanks for the opportunity.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Mary said...

Amanda, the block is darling. Great job. Looks like fun to play with.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Aggiequilter said...

I love your pretty Topiary prints and colors ...
for a boy, I'd like to use shades of navy, denim and bright yellow.
Thanks for the chance to win!!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Julie Kaye from KS said...

Love your block. I think blues and yellows would make up a great quilt for a boy. Thanks for the opportunity.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Lori said...

congrats, this is a very pretty block. and you are very clever to use the tree pattern from the fabric. When I make a baby boy quilt the main colors are blue and green. Then I throw in some primary colors to brighten it up and make it fun.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:31 AM , OpenID utahoosier said...

Love your block and that topiary fabric! For boy colors, I am a big fan of the brown & blue that was popular a few years ago. To jazz it up a little, I would throw in some orange or yellow. Congrats on getting your block and quilt into the publication. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:42 AM , Blogger DuAnne said...

Love that Topiary line of fabric! For boys I would say mid to dark levels of blue with some gray and orange. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Valerie S said...

Thanks for offering the giveaway Amanda. Cute topiary block. For baby boys I prefer to use green, blue & yellow pastels and for toddlers I like using bold primary colors.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:50 AM , Blogger carla said...

Hi!!! Love your block and the fabrics!!!! I had three boys and now one grand son 6 yrs old!!!! So for boys Yellow,blue,red,green and gray!!!!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:52 AM , OpenID sandi said...

Cute block and beautiful fabric! For boys I would like browns, reds and blues

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:54 AM , Blogger QuiltinGram said...

Green and Orange would be great in a boy quilt!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Rose H said...

Green and Blue. Nice block congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Mike and Karen said...

Love your fabric and would be thrilled to get some! As for boy i like primary colors.

Thanks, Karen Carpenter

 
At April 29, 2014 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Jo said...

My son very much likes orange and often the brighter the better! Shame the quilt I just made him is predominantly aqua!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I vote for a blue/tan (sand and sea) combination for boys. I do love these fabrics for me though!! :-)
Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Deborah DeBerry said...

I would like blue, gray and yellow/gold and a melon color.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Marsha Hodgkins said...

I love the Topiary line, Amanda. It has colors I adore in it! It would be a wonderful prize to win, plus the 100 Blocks is ALWAYS a best prize for me.
For boys, I'd like to see color. Too many boys clothes are limited to blue and brown. Boys like color too! Green and yellow are wonderful additions to blue and brown. Thank you for the chance to win.
marsha(dot)hodgkins@yahoo(dot)com

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Sue Halter said...

Love the fabric!! Boys...teals, oranges, and browns.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Kimberley said...

Love the topiary collection! I'm a mix of blues and slate gray for boys with some yellows...yummy.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Susan Kick said...

For a boy I love to see denim blues and red plaid's with tans and browns mixed in :) I saw a denim backed rag quilt for a boy the other day and the front was done in the above mentions. It was just beautiful :) Ty so much for this opportunity and congrats on being chosen :)

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:29 AM , Blogger DianeK. said...

LOVE the Topiary colors for myself! For a boy, blues- cobalt and turquoise and greens-Christmas and lime with some warm browns and maybe a surprise touch of purple and gold. Congratulations and thanks.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:31 AM , Blogger Cherold said...

When my grandson was born (in July), I made him a red, white and blue quilt. He would tie it round his neck and run through the house yelling Captain Bulldog!!! His dad graduated from MS state.
Thank you for the giveaway!
hugs,
Cheri

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:34 AM , Blogger Mardeen said...

I would love to see blue and orange. Thanks for the chance to win.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Martina said...

Lovely block. For boys I would choose some blue , green and orange.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:41 AM , Blogger bairdmtn said...

your block is so doggone cute! I really love the look and think it would look great as a pillow top, too! I would love to see some cars and trucks, or emergency vehicle fabric for little boys!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Dianne Mitzel said...

Gorgeous fabrics!! Love the block also. A boy's quilt would be lovely with limes, blues, and orange..
diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM , Blogger MooseStashQuilting said...

So glad to hear that I am not the only one who does not have a green thumb. What a fun block!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Patricia Heer said...

Let's see...for my grandboys: how about grey mudpuddle, various greens, and some pops of blues?

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM , Blogger pam said...

love your topiary collection - and as for boy's colors... hmmm... i've been using turquoise/teal and orange and brown. i know brown is one of those colors but it just works. thnx so much for the giveaway - and i'm going to be a new blog follower of yours...

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM , Blogger Margaret said...

For my grandson I did one in green and yellows and another in dark navy and red.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:54 AM , Blogger banjo795 said...

Hmmm. Boy's quilt. Baby boy, toddler boy, teenager? for a baby, I don't think gender really influences the color choice. I'd use whatever the mother wants! For teenagers, I think it really depends on what they are into, so I'd choose novelty fabrics that feature things they like, and pick the other colors from the fabric. Toddler boys? I think primary colors work best for them.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Quilting Tangent said...

Bright, powerful colors, rainbow colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

 
At April 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM , Blogger Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Red and blue on white for boys would be my fav. rozz01@cox.net

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM , Blogger ytsmom said...

Browns, blues, and reds.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM , Blogger Purl Buttons said...

I had a boy who preferred brown and green and one who preferred black and red. I guess I would choose black and brown and one accent color in a quilt for a boy. Neutrals and a splash.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:17 AM , OpenID Susan said...

Very pretty block. For boy quilts, I would say shades of blue or primary colors.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Loris said...

Really lovely fabric! and I love how you used the topiary in your block :-)
For boys...maybe red, white (cream actually!) and navy blue.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Regina said...

Such a darling block! Colors for a boy? Well - mine is clamoring for green/grey/white - maybe with accents of blue and orange?

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:43 AM , Blogger Kathy S. said...

I really like to see blues and tans in a quilt for a baby boy. Another idea I really like to do if I know the family is interested in a certain sport... I love to make quilts in scarlet, grey, and white -- Yes, Go OHIO State!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Gill said...

Great block
I love navy/green for a boy!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Patty said...

Red, green and/or blue are my favorite colors for boys quilts,

 
At April 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Sheila said...

I love blues , greens and soft yellows in a boys quilt with the possibility of some gray as well . Thanks for the chance ,

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Santee Bobbie said...

I like bold colors for a boy's collection-prints are good but mixed in scale. Seems like" boy's fabric lines" are so stereotyped. Thanks for the giveaway.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Margaret Andrews said...

What a beautiful block and fabric. How proud you must be of your fabric and I love the colors. What colors for a boy's quilt...colors of the earth that they love to play in, black for the stones they love to throw, green for the trees they climb and blue for the water to splash. That would make a lovely quilt for a lad.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM , OpenID samtaylorcjsmimi said...

OMGosh - your block as well as your fabric is gorgeous! For a boys quilt I'd use a couple shades of blue with some green and teal thrown in! Thanks for the chance to win ;) Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:28 AM , Blogger She Who Beads said...

I love your fabric and all your patterns! I like a dark green and browns for boys.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Cynthia Knapp said...

Congrats on being in the magazine! You have a cute block. For a boy, I'd choose blues, browns and reds. Thanks for sharing with us. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

I love prussian blue, sage green and buttercup yellow for a boy's quilt

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Dana Gaffney said...

My favorite for boys are blues and greens (not too dark) with splashes of yellow and purple.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Joanna said...

I'm very traditional so for a boy I would buy fabric that is blue, green, yellow, or red. I'd stay away from pinks or anything feminine.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM , Blogger BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I like primary colors for boys.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM , Blogger GayleM said...

Congrats on being published in Vol. 9! Peaceful blues, turquoise and teal, with accents of complimentary colors would be great for a baby boy without being too over stimulating. I think it would be "scrumptious"! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM , Blogger PJB said...

For boys I like black, white and a little red, or greens and/or blues.
Actually, anything but pink goes.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:01 AM , Blogger Gina S. said...

Blues and tan i think are nice.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Diane said...

A very young boy would really enjoy bright, clear primary colors. Fun to make for the quilter too.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Debbie Edwards said...

Love the block and for a boy I think I would like baby blues and yellows with touch of lime green and some orange Babies like bright colors

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

My youngest boy said he likes greens/purples/grays in his quilts.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Rommy van Houten said...

For a boy I should use the colors blue and green

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Ann Rudd said...

Great block! Thanks for doing this giveaway. I would use blues, greens, and reds in a boy quilt.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Jill Hicks said...

Love the topiary collection. I would use blue, green, yellow and orange in the boy collection.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM , Blogger Janine Baldwin said...

Yellow/blue/brown are my favorite colors for a boy's quilt. Congratulations on being published!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM , Blogger Patti said...

I think teal/brown/yellow or orange would be cute colors for a baby boy.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM , Blogger kristi said...

Thank you for all the lovely ideas you share and inspire us to make the blocks

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM , Blogger Jackie said...

Love your fabric, for boys I'd love a variety of blues, green and oranges.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Bunk said...

Love all your fabrics and patterns! Especially since you ar "NC girl"!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Donna Joy said...

Gorgeous fabric to make a topiary. Love gardening and fabric.
Boy colors, how does slate grey, light grey, a little black, sea foam green, blues and red.



 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Trena Johnson said...

Wonderful fabric. I like boy's with some yellow. It's always sunny! Thank you

 
At April 29, 2014 at 11:54 AM , Blogger Kathy ~~~ said...

Blues,greens and yellows;-)
thanks for the chance to win

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:04 PM , Blogger kt said...

I like blue and brown for a boy!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Sandra Roberts said...

I love bright red, green and blue for boys. Super fabric. I love it.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM , Blogger BizyStitches said...

This is a fun blog tour, thanks for putting my name in the drawing. Fun block and fun blog. When I make a baby to young boys quilt I use blues, greens, tans. For an older male I would use blues and browns.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Kelly Wilson said...

Very nice block. Many a formal (and some not so formal) garden in the South include topiary. My favorite are the shaped bushes turned into animals and such.

As to boy colors - I think anything except pink or pastels would work.
Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM , Blogger BizyStitches said...

I tried to follow on instagram but for some reason it wouldn't let me

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Kathy L said...

I think primary colors are great for a quilt for a boy. thanks for the chance to win.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM , Blogger krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I would use primary colors and lots of shades of blue.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM , Blogger Kathryn P. said...

Very pretty block and fabrics! For a boy I tend to think of blues and greens, with some neutrals thrown in and maybe a touch of yellow or orange to give the eye a small break.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Regina Harris said...

I love red and blues with spots of yellow for a boy.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Emily C said...

For boys, yellows, greens, blues.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I have been thinking about making a green and yellow quilt for a boy. Hey we are Farmers and DH bleeds John Deere Green and yellow.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:43 PM , Blogger Brenda E. said...

Boys like blue, green, and red! My grandson inherited a pink bike and he said only green and red would suit him!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 12:54 PM , Blogger A Rose in Texas said...

Blue and yellow for a baby boy, but my 5 year old grandson demands red.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:01 PM , Blogger frosew said...

Hmmm....blues, tans and a smiggion of red. That's what boys are made of! Beautiful block, by the way!!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:02 PM , Blogger Ruthie's Place said...

Hi, I love your block, it's so pretty. for a boy I would go with blues, greens and whites.
Warm hugs,

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Angelia Lanouette said...

Congratulations! I love your Topiary block and fabric! For a young boy I like blue/green/orange....my favorite new color combo is navy/orange. Thank you for sharing!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Lyn said...

Shades of blue, and orange for pop. And a nice crisp white. Or maybe all the colors of the rainbow...

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:15 PM , Blogger monica sisk said...

Let's see boy fabric colors....hmmm, I assume that since you said boys we are talking school agers here so I will go with nautical colors, navy, white, red, yellow.

P.S. I am in serious love with your collection, it's gorgeous.

(just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com)

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:23 PM , Blogger Laurie Parrack said...

What a wonderful block. I love the fabrics, they are wonderful. Wow colors for a boy. If it is a baby boy I would choose blue and green. If it was a toddler I think I would choose blue and yellow. Congrats on being chosen for a block in the magazine.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Diantha said...

Cute block. For a little boy I might choose light green and gray.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:29 PM , Blogger tac73 said...

For a boy I like orange with blue or green right now.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM , Blogger barb said...

i would like to see more neons for a boys quilt. i havent seen a boy yet that did not like bright neons! i love all of your fabric lines. i wish i could afford them for charity quilts, which is all i make. babscorbitt@gmail.com

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM , Blogger barb said...

i follow you on instagram as babscorbitt. i also am a new follower of your blog. babscorbitt@gmail.com

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:36 PM , Blogger JayTee said...

I like your block and the colors of the fabrics in your newest line.. I like tan for a boy

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:37 PM , Blogger Auntie Clark said...

Teal blue, orange & green.
auntie.clark@gmail.com

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Judy1522 said...

Very pretty block. For a boy I like to use blues and greys.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM , Blogger vwlady said...

I think shades of browns, teals & a punch of yellow & green would be great for a boys line! Really cute idea for your block....I like it lots!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Jacklynn said...

For boys I would like to see something without blue, maybe greens, browns cream and red. Thanks for the give away!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:48 PM , Blogger dcargill said...

I love the block! I like red & denim blue for boys

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:50 PM , Blogger SherryWhy said...

I have an 11 month old grandson and I would love to see more purple for boys, girls have had a stranglehold on lavender forever!
sly8387@bellsouth.net

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Nancy Green said...

Love your block and fabric line. Congratulations on your block being selected. For a boy's quilt fabric, I'd love to see some bright green. Thanks for the great giveaway.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Becky said...

I like blue and green in a boy's quilt. The design in the fabric also determines if it's for a boy or girl. I like geometric shapes for boys.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 1:54 PM , Blogger B. J. Woodlee said...

Love you fabric and your block. My favorite colors for a boys quilt depends on the age of the boy and the fabric to be used. It the quilt is a nautical theme then shades of blue. If the quilt is western in theme then browns and greens.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM , Blogger lindawwww said...

Congratulations on having your block chosen for Issue No. 9. Making your block with your Topiary line of fabric is very fitting! My son loves greys, blues, and blacks.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM , Blogger TheStylishHome said...

Blues & browns & creams. (perhaps teeny little accents of yellow or red or green)

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Catskill Quilter said...

I would like to see a boy's quilt made with aqua, lime green, and white!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM , Blogger kilostoloose said...

Hi Amanda
For boys I love using Lime, Royal Blue, White and accents of orange tones.

I have now made "Window Boxes" twice. in aqua purples and white for my daugther in law and in pink and white for a Breast Cancer Fundraiser raffle prize which I donated. I would be delighted to win this prize - if your happy to ship to australia ;)

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Sewgirl said...

I tend to stick with browns, blues, and whites, off whites for boys quilts. Sometimes I'll use the red, blue, yellow and green as well.
Your block is sweet. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:37 PM , Blogger AnnieBikes said...

I like brights if they are young, and if not, any other browns, blues, tans. I also use batiks with off whites or tans. Your block is very nice and I appreciate the opportunity to win.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Hanke said...

For a boy I love blue and green. Thanks for the chance!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM , Blogger selleck said...

I like yellow, teal, and grey for a guy quilt.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Sharlene said...

Love Navy Blue and Green together for a boy. I've made a pair in this combination for 2 boys of triplets and they looked great!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:16 PM , Blogger wendy said...

Cute block! For boys quilts I like mostly primary colors or blues and greens.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:16 PM , Blogger quiltalot2 said...

Love the block and the topiary fabric line. I like blues, browns and greens for a boy quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:18 PM , Blogger Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Cute block and even cuter fabrics! I like green in boys quilts~ everyone associates boys and blue, but think of the grass stains too. LOL Thanks for the chance!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:18 PM , Blogger Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful block and gorgeous fabric!! For a boy, I like colors from the original crayon box - red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple! All nice a bright!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:28 PM , Blogger TADVR said...

Navy/Gray/Orange... strong & solid

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Janarama said...

What a pretty block. Colors for a boy's quilt ... blues and greens ... red, white and blue ... black, orange and white ... grey, black and red.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Deb said...

Blue and Brown which are the colors I used for my 28 year old son a quilt, and he loved it!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Amy said...

I love turquoise for a boy, you can blend brown or black and keep it masculine but a bit nontraditional. Love your topiary!!

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Dorothy H said...

great fabrics and they can MAKE the quilt!! Lovely

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:06 PM , Blogger Melody Lutz said...

Love the fabrics in this block...sooooothing.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Carol said...

Blue and orange would be fun for a boy.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Kris said...

Love your block! I love blues and grays with a little red.

 
At April 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Teresa Stanulis said...

Blue and orange are catching my eye for boy quilts right now.
tstanulis@verizon.net

 
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Announcement:  The winner of the fat quarter bundle and magazine over here is Amy DeCesare and the winner over on my instagram account is crazyquiltlena.  Congratulations, ladies!  Send me your snail mail addresses and I'll get them out to you.  Thanks to everyone for the helpful comments - you've given me so many ideas!

It is Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks time again and today is my day blog about my block and have a giveaway!


Can you guess the inspiration for my block?  It kind of knocks you over the head, doesn't it? It is my fabric line, "Topiary" for Blend Fabrics, which, in turn, is inspired by the gardens of the South. (I'd show you a picture of my garden, but I have whatever is opposite of a green thumb, so that's no fun...)




I wanted to do a  simple-to-sew appliqué block so I chose one of the trees I drew for this line and enlarged it quite a bit, then added borders and corners so that it would create a diamond pattern when joined with its neighbors.



So... onto the giveaway.  Quiltmaker is giving a copy of the magazine to one of you and I'm throwing in a fat quarter bundle of Topiary!  To enter, leave me a comment letting me know what colors you'd most like to see in a quilt collection for a boy.  (I know this is off-topic considering the style of the fabric in this block... but I'm curious.)  And I'll also be picking an additional winner from my instagram followers so if you don't follow me there already please consider it.  (My user name over there is amandamurphydesign.)  The deadline to enter is this Friday, May 2nd, at midnight.

They have lots of other great prizes over on the Quiltmaker blog so make sure to stop by!  (Including a grand prize at the end of the week that has both my books, as well as all sorts of other goodies!)

Happy sewing.

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