Monday, April 29, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour and a Giveaway!

Hellooooooooooo and welcome to Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

I am down right excited to have my block in this magazine! To be included in a group of so many talented and wonderful designers is truly an honor.


A big thank you to June, Carolyn, Diane and Shayla for being so nice to correspond with. These ladies do an incredible job of putting this magazine together. This is a magazine that is not only fun to collect, but it's also a keepsake for your inspiration library.

 Of course, you know my block had to be about bunnies. ;) I named it "Carrot Run."


"Sure would be nice if Mama would run and get us some carrots!"


This 12" block features National Nonwoven's wool felt. I used Navy (magazine says black, but it's actually navy) Butternut Squash and Reets Relish.


I also used Valdani's 3 strand floss from my Folk Art Fusion (TM) collection.

 What's really fun about this magazine is that you can take any of the 12" blocks and create something of your very own. I decided to turn my block into a 16" pillow. I had some Harvest Moon fabrics from Kansas Troubles which I love and wanted to use.


I made this pillow to donate for an auction at The Rabbit Haven in California. Their annual BunnyFest is coming up in which they raise funds to support the rescue, as well as, provide education on rabbit care to families who adopt these precious creatures. This is an all-volunteer rescue and I am very happy to help them.


So, what will you be inspired to create from all the fabulous blocks featured in this issue? The magazine will be available on newsstands around May 7th. I will also have some copies for sale in      my SHOP. 


However, you know how much I do love giveaways! The fabulous folks at Quiltmaker will be giving away a copy of this magazine! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. The bunnies and I will use the random number generator to select the winner this Friday, May 3rd. As always, we love our friends/followers so if you are signed up (right sidebar) as a follower, you will get two chances. Good luck! Bunny ears crossed!  


Now I invite you to hop over to Quiltmaker's, Quilty Pleasures, Blog and visit with more of the designers and enter their daily giveaway. Tell them we said hello!

xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

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Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

Thanks so much! I would love it!

tcrowley122 at Hotmail dot com

Sue said...

Lovely pillow, thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine! Congratulations.

Phyllis said...

Cute pillow. Thanks for the chance!
I follow your blog!

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, It is Monday morning to you and I can see I am not the only one up late. I would love to enter your giveaway and you already know that I am one of your followers. We have had a beautiful day of sunshine and it is still 64 degrees outside. Have a wonderful Monday. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

As always, just so sweet - love the earthiness - and the bunnies! Oh, and all the buttons!!

shez said...

Hi Shell congrats on your gorgeous block and it looks awesome made up into a cushion and i am also 1 very happy follower.xx

Rebeckah Austin said...

Aww how cute !

Jeanette said...

Love the block. Your cushion looks awesome. Hugs,xx.

Jane Galley said...

I love what you've done with your block, the buttons and the fabric choices are brilliant.

Maria said...

What a cute block.. Thank you for a chance to win your giveaway...

Maria said...

and I am now also a follower...

Agneta quilts said...

Wow, what a cute block! My kids are trying to persuade me to buy them a rabbit or two, but I know who will be caring for them after a couple of days (me), and that's why I hesitate... But I can make this block into a wallhanging, without ever having to change the hay or get them new carrots...

Agneta in Sweden

Judy said...

I am a follower and love the pillow. The bunnies and carrots are so cute!!

Martina said...

Such a cute block! Congratulations!

Martina said...

I am a follower too.

Gloria said...

Thank you for the chance to win this edition of 100 Quilt Blocks. I try to find a copy of the latest whenever I come to the US on holiday.

Christine M said...

I love your block Shell. It looks fabulous on your cushion.

Mr. Mick and Jade said...

Ooooooh, lovely lovely pillows!

Mr. Mick has been enjoying a bit of carrot with his breakfast lately--so far, his tricky tummy seems to be handling it quite well.

Anita said...

Adorable bunny pillow! Thanks for the giveaway.

Gloria J W said...

Thanks for the giveaway Michelle and of course the bunnies. Cute pillow!

Gloria J W said...

Of course I am a follower from way back when...

DianeM said...

Congrats on having your block featured :) What a thrill that must be for you. I always enjoy reading your posts & seeing your pics of projects & of course the bunnies! Please enter me for a chance to win this neat magazine. Thanks for your generosity :)
Smiles, DianeM

DianeM said...

P.S. I am a follower :)
Thanks again!
Smiles, DianeM

Pat S. said...

Such an adorable bunny block! Thanks sew much for this chance to win Quiltmaker's latest 100 Blocks issue :-D

Pat S. said...

I'm a follower, too!

Brenda said...

I am a follower.

Mommarock said...

I've been on a cleaning spree lately, and on my list is to make new pillows for my living room. These are sure cute ones!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. Love your block.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Janet said...

What a cute bunny block! Thanks for the opportunity to win a magazine. One of my granddaughters has a pure bred bunny. It is pretty patient with all the others wanting to pet it.

Donna Joy said...

Congrats on getting your cute block in the QM 100 block magazine. I like your stitching on the carrots.

Donna Joy said...

I am a follower, thanks.

witje said...

i like your blog.
i am a follower

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How come this post just barely made it to my blog roll, but there are so many comments? I am having problems with my blog roll feed!

OK, this is special. A carrot run? Well of course! It is THE SEASON for fun with the buns, activities, giveaways and more. Michelle, your art is splendid and when I see the postcard I received and hold it, I am so honored that I was the recipient of one of your pieces.

Now Hannah and Harrington, give mum a chance to gather her thoughts, materials and organize her giveaway. She'll get you your carrots soon! teeheee...our wild bunny came last night and sprawled out on our newly raked lawn. SPRING IS HERE at RABBIT HILL!

Much love! Anita

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Your stitching is always so amazing!! Looks like another great issue :)

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay I am a happy (or hoppy) follower!!!!

Bernie said...

Love to check out all of the blogs on the tour. It is so much fun reading the blogs and the comments.

Lisa Marie said...

I have enjoyed every issue of this magazine and this looks like another good one. Love your block!

ukcitycrafter said...

Love the bunny block, thanks for the chance to win this magazine.

ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

Sandra Visser said...

Thank you for the chance to win the magazine. Grats on having your block chosen.

talb9999@yahoo(dot)com

Sandra Visser said...

I follow you via email.

talb9999@yahoo(dot)com

kt said...

Cute block, and love the pillow you made with it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Joyce said...

Adorable block and pillow!

Charlene S said...

I see the middle carrots were left for your bunnies. I am a follower.

Quilt Hollow said...

Be sure to autograph my winning copy! Lol. Fun that you made yours a sweet pillow.

tink's mom said...

Shell, it's a wonderful block. So you and the buns. Nice idea about donating it.

KaHolly said...

Oh, My, Goodness, Michelle, that block is just too cute!! I'd buy the magazine just for that one block!!

B Greene said...

What a fun project! I love your hand-stitching and that the pillow went to support such a worthy cause!

Robyn said...

What sweet bunnies!

tpott said...

Great idea for a Kansas Troubles charm pack that I've been hoarding. Your block is lovely, as they always are. Please pet the bunnies for me. ;-> Toni Anne

Sandi1100 said...

Your block and pillow are adorable!! I didn't know there is a bunny rescue. That's awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

Love your block! Congrats on getting into the magazine!

Deb said...

Congratulations for being chosen for this issue; I really like the pattern!
Thanks-

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations again, Shell! Please don't enter me in your drawing. I just wanted to tell you how excited I am for you. This is wonderful and I'm so happy to call you my friend.
xoxo
Donna

Gill said...

Great block Michelle - I love it!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your block Shell! So sweet and creative. I know the bunnies love it :-)

Linda said...

Such a cute block! Love it.

Linda said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Congratulations on being included! The pillow turned out so cute. It was thoughtful to donate it to help bunnies.
Deb

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cute pattern, and love the way fabrics you used to make the pillow top.

Debbie Rhodes said...

thanks for the chances to win the bunny's are adorable.. we had bunnies here for several years.. thanks..

Mikki Lawrence said...

Sew sweet bunnies!

BunnyLady said...

Very cute block! I absolutely love rabbits - have set up a rescue for them as well! My home is filled with rabbit-themed items! Keep up the good work and great designs!

Denise :) said...

Another darling block -- you're so creative!! :)

hiyacinth said...

How adorable! Bunny love!

Lyn said...

Such a great block and a beautiful pillow! The lucky person to get a chance for the pillow to help the rabbits is a wonderful thing.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Your block is really cute! Love it!

Sandra said...

I would have to make the Carrol Run pillow for myself or maybe as a gift for a special child. This is so darn cute and you are a very talented designer yourself. Thank you for the chance to win QM 100 Blocks, Volume 7 magazine.

Sandi Timmons

Marsha said...

Your block is so adorable, love the bunnies and carrots! Thank you for a chance to win, that would be so exciting! Have a happy bunny day!

AnnieK said...

Your block is adorable...and so are your bunnies! Looking forward to this issue :-)

TheStylishHome said...

Congrats on being in the 100! I follow on GFC and by email. LOVE your pillow!

Mary said...

Sweet block. Thank you for the chance to win.

mary

Gwen said...

I always enjoy what you and the bunnies are up to. Love the block and congratulations on being selected.

VickiT said...

Great block Michelle, as always. I love the carrots on this one. I hope those eager helpers of yours got theirs. ;)

Diann said...

Your bunny block is sweet and I love the pillow you made.

VickiT said...

And, yes, of course, I am already a follower.

Thank you so much Michelle.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love your block

Margaret said...

I signed up for your newsletter

Susan said...

Very Cute Pillow! Love the bunnies!

Jacqueline Bahí said...

Genial el bloque de los conejos y las zanahorias. Un saludo desde Barcelona.

Kristen said...

Great block. Thanks for the chance to win!

Marca said...

Love your bunnies! And the block too! Thanks for a chance to win

Krystyna said...

Love this cute block! Can I do it? I think so!

Janet Hartje said...

Your bunnies are adorable! Thanks for the giveaway

Just Sew Sue said...

Very cute and nice to see a block done in wool felt.

Rebecca said...

Bunnie pillows...what fun

Mary said...

Hopped over to comment and see your cute Block. Thanks for the chance to WIN a copy of the Magazine. I agree the QM ladies do a great job.

Gena in Dallas said...

I love bunnies almost as much as I love KT fabrics!! The pillow is wonderful. Your binnies make me want to take up wool applique! Thanks for the chance to be part of the giveaway.

WoolenSails said...

That is such a fun block and a beautiful pillow. I like the idea of using the blocks for smaller projects like this.

Debbie

Sandy said...

Great block. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mare said...

I love your pillow! Our landlord wants us to burn our brush pile. We haven't done it yet because of the bunnies that live there.

Mary Ann said...

Very adorable! Rock n quilts at live dot com

Mary Ann said...

Very adorable! Rock n quilts at live dot com

Tamsyn said...

Love your block! I think these blocks would make a great sampler.

Sherry said...

I love your block and the pillow you made from it. If I don't win I will be sure to get a copy of the magazine.

Carolyn said...

Love your rabbit block and the valdini threads. Love quiltmaker toooooo!!!!

Purl Buttons said...

I am a follower and I like using Valdani threads, too!

Avon said...

I would love to win the magazine. Tell Harrington and Hannah I enjoyed their quilt. :)

kristie said...

So excited it is out! Love the bunny block and the colors you coordinated for the pillow. Great job Michelle

brenco1 said...

Love the rabbits and the fun use of your fabrics for the pillow.

Fan4may said...

Your block is adorable!

Fan4may said...

I am also a follower.

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great block! My Sister in law who lives in California loves bunnies...I need to make a pillow like this for her!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Hello! I love your block! It's so adorable and the thread collection looks just luscious! Have a super day!

marygabriella said...

Ciao, ti seguo e mi piace molto il tuo blocco con le carotine.
Posso partecipare anche se vivo in Italia?
Grazie e buona giornata.
Marina

Lesley said...

Michele, your block and resulting pillow is adorable! Love the bunny run...hope you picked up lots of extra carrots! Congrats for being featured in 100 blocks and thanks for the chance!

apple blossom said...

love your bunnies would love to win your giveaway thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Deb B said...

I'm loving your bunny block!! I think I'm going to have to try this one for sure. Thanks!!

Lee Ann L. said...

Thank you very much! congrats!

SandraC said...

Your block makes me ready for Spring, which is a long time coming this year for us!

Gwen said...

The bunnies are always SO cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

hjs said...

Love bunnies! Had one once, his name was Peter...not too original I know.

Mary said...

Your bunnies are adorable.

Sharon said...

I think your bunnies are so cute. I have never tried wool applique, but look forward to trying it.

mc quilty said...

This looks liker so much fun! I have a granddaughter with a (crazy) bunny, and she would love some of this! Maybe I can get her and her mom interested!

What a fun site, too. Thank you!

Chris S said...

Cute pillow!!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Fabulous pillow- the pattern is gorgeous!

kathy S said...

The bunnies are so cute. I also love the Blooming Hearts Block coming out in your soon to be released book!

Lou said...

I am an email follower at louster388@....

Lou said...

Sweet block!
Are you giving them enough carrots? You must not be if they are making a pillow for you:) ha ha!!!
Thanks!

Cecilia said...

Sweet block! I like your pillow too. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Cecilia said...

I am a happy follower.

Annie said...

Your bunnies are so sweet looking!

Mary Baars said...

Love the pillow. Just so adorable!!! I also like the pictures of the bunnies:-)

Beth said...

How fun to see one of my favorite people has a block in the magazine!

Beth said...

I follow you, happily.

Melanee Mortensen said...

Very fun -- cute, cute bunnies!! I like them as long as they stay out of my garden ;-)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Such sweet bunnies! I'm looking forward to getting the magazine.

Linda said...

Cute design for a pillow!

Janet said...

Love the block and the pillow you made from it for the auction. Such a worthy cause.

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine!

Georgia Farnet said...

Who doesn't like bunnies! Cute block.

nancykwiltz said...

What a CUTE block!! Congrats to you.

hueisei said...

What cute bunny pillow!

hueisei said...

I'm a follower

Koricard said...

What a cute block and pillow!

Valorie said...

You do some incredible work. Thank you for participating in the give away. Love the pillow you made.

Sallie said...

Darling! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy H said...

I knew there would be bunnies in your block and of course, they are so cute. Love the pillow you made.

Kathy H said...

I am a happy follower.

Eva said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win, I am a follower of you blog.

dquilterguy said...

Nice wool applique.. made a delightful pillow.

Cathy B said...

Great block! Congrats on getting in the magazine!

Janet said...

I love your bunnies and carrots. So cute!

Sher S. said...

WOW!! the bunnies are so cute. Glad they featured you and your blog, I just joined. Love the block you created and the pillow is amazing.

Sher S. said...

I'm now a follower too. Thanks for a second chance to win.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

What a great block! This is just darling!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Cathy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower. Hugs

Karen Jobe Heck said...

Cute projects and cute bunnies. Are they house-trained?

Tammy said...

What a great block. Who can resist bunnies.

Kay said...

Such a cute pillow & the bunnies are adorable.

The Bag Lady From The Bay said...

As usual the Bunnies are the smash hit!!! Carrot Run is a nice new block and it shows so nicely on the cushion front....great idea!

Mom2Caleigh said...

What a nice birthday gift this would be (May 3rd)!!

Thanks for the chance

Mom2Caleigh said...

This was my first time to your site - but I am a follower NOW!!

Thanks

Marilyn said...

Just think your block is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Ali Smith said...

So cute! I love the features on your bunnies. I have chinchillas and I'd love to know what they're thinking.

Susan said...

Congrats on being in the book. I love that your blog has a bunny theme.

Victoria M. said...

What a cute pillow. I love the back too. Thanks for your giveaway.

MissPat said...

Love the bunnies. Just wish I could keep them out of my gardens!

Sandra Lye said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love the pillow.

Ellen said...

Lovely bunny pillow.

Valjean Sanford said...

Love how you made the block into a pillow...on my project list for sure!!
thanks for the chance to win!

Abbigail said...

So cute!! Love the bunnies!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Quilter Kathy said...

Hop hop hopping by to say congrats on the new block!
Can't wait to see the new magazine!

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Michelle-Your bunnies are very sweet and I have to love them from a distance as I wore a rabbit hair coat(my mother's) to my junior prom many years ago and sneezed the whole night! Unfortunately, I didn't know until then that I was allergic to animal hair! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great inspiration.

Ruth Rocker said...

Your bunnies, both real and created, are very cute. Thanks for the chance to win :D

banjo795 said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the latest "100 blocks" magazine. Your bunnies look very contented - I guess you did get them some carrots!

Michele said...

I love bunnies. And your block!

Ele said...

Love bunnies, except when they are seen eating in my garden. I love your pattern style and would delight in using them more. Thanks for the chance.

tropicslady said...

That is a super cute pillow! And the bunnies are adorable!

ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

edith said...

Love your bunnies and your adorable block.

Karen said...

What a cute block. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie said...

The bunnies are adorable! Thanks fir the chance to win.

Lori L said...

What a cute original design. Love you and your love for rabbits. Thanks for the chance to win.

speedyrabbit said...

your block turned into a lovely pillow,so glad you donated it xx Rachel and Speedy

Christine Slaughter said...

What an adorable pillow! Thanks for the chance to win!

Patty said...

Love the pillow you made for the rescue group! Would like to win a copy of the magazine, thanks for the chance

Angelia Lanouette said...

I love bunnies and I love your pillow! I really enjoy watching the wild bunny that lives and hangs out in my back yard with the many birds at my feeders. Thank you!
anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

Angelia Lanouette said...

I am a happy follower!!

Alberta Diane said...

Cute block. I love bunnies too!

Laurie in Maine said...

Everyone loves bunnies ;) Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this issue!

Julie Christine said...

What a fun idea to make a pillow using your block! I really like the addition of the buttons

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on having this adorable bunny block included!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

BizyStitches said...

Love your block and congrats. I'm looking forward to having this magazine. Thanks.

BizyStitches said...

I am a follower.

Kd Brown said...

Hoppy congratulations to you, Michelle! This is such a wonderful surprise. I am also a follower (WeimerMom) of your lovely blog and the bunnies. ~Kd

Margaret Andrews said...

I love the bunnies and carrots..makes me miss our farm where we had lots of bunnies.

Joanna said...

I love your pillow. Your block is so sweet and putting it on the pillow and adding buttons makes it charming.

Joanna said...

I'm a new follower.

Marcia W. said...

I already follow your Hoppy Bunny blog.

Marcia W. said...

Your pillow is very pretty. I'm sending good wishes for a high auction price for charity.

Rolyn said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the pillow!

carla said...

Hi!!! Love the bunnies always!!!! I am a happy follower!!! Thank You

Linda said...

Cute block & cute bunnies!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Ha! Those are such cute carrots and of course the bunnies as well.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower.

barbara woods said...

would love to win thanks

Cindi said...

How cute! Love the block. I'll bet the bunnies do too.

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