Thursday, November 20, 2014

QM's 100 Blocks Vol. 10!

I forgot to mention about the giveaway!  Please leave a comment for chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 10 and a surprise gift from me!  I will announce the winner on Monday, November 24th.
Have a wonderful weekend!
-Keiko
 URL: http://www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks.html 
My block is in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 10!
 http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/
Quiltmakers offering the Blog Tour this week and lots of giverways.  Click the image above and visit their website for more fun.

 
This is my block "Midnight Sky" for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 10.

Star block is alway one of my favorite blocks.  
I used dark background as night sky and light color for star point.
Checkerboard is for expressing twinkling star.

I think it will be fun to use different colors for this block, so I played with my EQ7.  First one looks like Sunflower.
 The second one is so crazy!
 The third one is kind of like early evening sky when the color of the sky changes with sunset.
 The fourth one is chic.  Then I thought it will be beautiful if I used the Japanese taupe fabric for this block.

Enjoy my YouTube video debut!
Special thank you to Quiltmakers magazine for this incredible opportunity.

152 comments:

Andee said...

Beautiful block! Congrats!

GranChris said...

I love your block. Great job.

Anita said...

Lovely block with endless possibilities!

Allison said...

I, too, am a big fan of star blocks. Yours is beautiful!

Rommy van Houten said...

A very nice block Super. Nice for a scrap quilt

Judy Barr said...

I'm a big fan of star blocks too. I think it would be lovely in red, white and blue for a Quilt of Honor quilt.

Martina said...

Lovely!Especially love the sunflower version.

Lesley said...

Love star blocks, especially yours! Great design!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Your debut U Tube video is short and very sweet! Wonderful block.

Purl Buttons said...

Very pretty block!

Pat said...

Great star block!!!!

Dana Gaffney said...

I love your block, stars are my favorites, I'll be making this one.

Michele said...

Fun block. Congrats on being selected.

Dee said...

I love a good star block - beautiful, congratulations

Debbie said...

congratulations love the twinkling stars.

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Beth said...

Such a nice block. I think it would make a great wedding present--perfect for a pillow.

Judy D in WA said...

I love your block and all the different colorways you show.

Joyce Carter said...

Your block is really pretty in all the different colors. I think it would be awesome making it scrappy. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway.

hiyacinth said...

Very clever and attractive block! Thanks for a great design!

Carrie P. said...

it is fun to see it in different color ways

Darlene B said...

I love your block and really enjoy seeing how different it looks in a variety of colorways.

sandi said...

Love your block! It will be pretty in any color way. Thanks for a chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

Love your star block. Looks great in all the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy L said...

Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ellee said...

What a totally awesome block! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Lee Ann L. said...

This is a cool block! Congrats!

Gill said...

Great block - I love the second colourway!

vwlady said...

I like contrast of the dark & white! Very nice block!

TheStylishHome said...

Love the stars! Thanks for showing the different colorways....that is always so intriguing! Congrats on being in the 100

Nancy Evans said...

I like seeing the different settings. My favorite is the Evening Star colors.

Diane said...

Very nice block. Would love to make it in red and white.

Marilyn Snow said...

what a fun block! I need to get busy at my machine.

Sandra said...

Just really love your block, Midnight Sky.This is just perfect for me for my mom's birthday present in Dec. I have bought a star and have put this in just her name only. I can give this block to her with a clue. Just perfect I tell you. Thank you for designing this block for us. I really like the original block and your 4th block. I think that I will probably go with the 4th. Thank you for being a part of this fun Blog Tour and the chance to win a copy of this collector's magazine.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I love star blocks and yours is lovely.
Would make it in red and white. Thanks for the chance to win.

Margaret said...

Congrats on being in the magazine. Love your block

Denise :) said...

Beautiful block! It looks like it would be so big, so it was fun to see you holding it up, for scale! :)

kaym said...

great block, two stars touching. I like the Wild selection from your EQ trials., Congratulations on inclusion in Vol #10.

Deborah DeBerry said...

Your block is really awesome. Can't wait to get my copy of the magazine to try it. Congrats on having it in #10. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa Marie said...

Just beautiful! I love seeing all the color variations.

Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations.

Tina Jeo said...

Great block

kt said...

Great star--love stars in general, and your star looks great!

Kathryn said...

I like the flow from one star to the next.

Margaret Andrews said...

What a pretty block and such lovely colors! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jennifer said...

When I first saw the cover of the issue, it was your block that caught my eye! It's WONderful! I really liked the different color combinations you tried too - the yellow's really did look like a sunflower! Thanks for the inspiration!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love star blocks

Judith said...

Your block is very pretty. I prefer the red. But scrappy would be nice also.

Auntie Clark said...

Great star block
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Loris said...

I like that crazy rendition!

MissPat said...

Lovely block. Congrats on being included in Volume 10. Thanks for showing the block in different colors.

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute block...lots of possibilities.

Deb said...

Well, it's just beautiful. Always love stars!

Lori said...

congrats, your block is so much fun. thanks for sharing

Dawn said...

Nice block, thanks for sharing.
dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

Emelia Harrison said...

Beautiful block. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great block and thanks for showing the different versions. My oldest daughter loves sunflowers and I would definitely like to make something for her with this block. Congratulations on being picked for this special Quiltmaker's edition! Deb deborahmay816@comcast.net

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Great block - I love black & white! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

lotsofteapots said...

I love the different options you posted - so many ideas!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty block. It looks great in all sorts of colors.

Debbie said...

Your block is so cool! Thanks

Brenda E. said...

Blue, my favorite color!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wow fun with the different combos :)

Bella Quilts said...

I love the way the stars share points. and I really love the striped points! Congratulations on having your block included in the magazine.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your block!!! I especially like the diagonal movement created.

BizyStitches said...

this looks like a really fun block to make. Thanks for sharing and being part of the fun hop.

The Gad-A-Bout Gal said...

Think I like the early evening version of your Midnight Sky block.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Love the stars and patchwork designed blocks.

Nancy said...

Love your block!

Joanna said...

I love stars and I love patchwork. They certainly look good together.

Donna Cutting said...

EQ7 sure is a big help with choosing fabrics. |Thanks for sharing your blocks

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Really cute block. Thanks.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your block! And love your name! Thanks for the giveaway!

Louise Jordan said...

Can't go wrong with a star block

Dorothy H said...

I LIKE your block! Seems to move.. must be why it is called a star! Keep up the good work!

Rhonda Davis said...

My favorite color is purple and I love rainbows so this crazy grammy loves the crazy star version! Great job!

JANET said...

Love the sunset colors. Love your block too!

Abigail Dolinger said...

This is one of my favorite blocks in the magazine! Congratulations! (My block, Intersections, is also in Vol. 10, so there is no need to enter me in the drawing.)

Vicki H said...

Congrats on the magazine. Great block.

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL BLOCK!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Elizabeth said...

Wonderful to see your beautiful work! This blog tour has been so enlightening -- many thanks!

Liz
boltonia55@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Melody Lutz said...

I do so enjoy star blocks, thanks for sharing!

Diana said...

I love your block! Thanks for the chance to win!

B. J. Woodlee said...

Love your block. I love stars too. b.j.day68@gmail.com

Lori L said...

I could see your block being used (or should I say 4 of them) for the center of a round robin quilt. I just love your block.

Sandy Curtis said...

I love star blocks. yours is very clever.

wendy said...

Oooh...! I like your block! I can just picture it as a quilt. With many more blocks, of course. Beautiful!

Kris said...

Love the interlocking star! Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine!

Lady London Berry said...

Stars are my favorite, definetely creative and I love the midnight blue sky

Elizabeth said...

I'd like to see this in a gradient, one star to the next.

Diantha said...

I like your block - especially in the sunset color scheme

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I like how the 2 stars of your block interlock together. Thanks for showing us such a nice variety of colorways.

Julie said...

great block. Thanks for sharing the colorway ideas.

Anonymous said...

Love this block- especially in the blue and white! Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Cecilia said...

Wow' your block is beautiful. I especially like the third option. Congratulations on being in the issue and thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Good evening...
I like the star block set in the dark background... you are right, the night sky. Thank you for the various possibilities it really gives us less creative folks something to ponder...
K

Sarah said...

Star blocks and nine patches are my favorite blocks, so I really like your block! sarah@forrussia.org

Gail March said...

Love your block and the colors you used.

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

Your star block does look like it would twinkle, Kathy in Colo

repzjr at plains dot net

sherry said...

Lots of possibilities for this block.

Bonnie said...

Love your Midnight Sky block and its many variations!
bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful block and love seeing all of the beautiful variations you can make with it.

Debbie

craftygramma said...

Your block is adorable and your work is excellent. Love the variations; I don't have the EQ stuff. The sunflower design is my favorite but the crazy one is fun!

Sewgirl said...

I love all the different color ways...Such a versatile block. Thanks for sharing!

Rachell said...

Oh beautiful!
I love stars. I'm glad I'm not the only one that loves to pair dark backgrounds with lighter colored stars for a night sky!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

ritainalaska said...

love the midnight sky block ... i'd love to make a throw using midnight blue batik. it would be outstanding!

Anonymous said...

I love the colour twist that makes it Sunflowers!
Lanie
remills at amtelecom dot net

annmarie said...

Midnight sky is great! Love all the color variations. Thanks.

Havplenty said...

Great star block. this would have been a wonderful block for the call for star blocks for the space quilt. Congrats to you.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I really like star blocks and can see lots of possibilities with your block.

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful block and love all of the beautiful variations you can make with it....thank you ...martamanole@yahoo.com

Tinliz said...

Like those sixteen patches in the stars.


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Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a great block! I love stars and I love this! Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Vol.10!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Walter said...

Like the offset of your block. thks pjrcontest(at)msn(dot)com

Cathryn said...

I love the crazy colored one! Just think of how scrappy a quilt could be. Love it!

Janet said...

I like your block. Thanks for the giveaway.

Annie said...

I think the dark blue and white block is very pretty!

Debi Schepers said...

What a wonderful block, and thanks so much for showing it in different color options. I'm a sucker for stars, and this one is a great one!

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Laura said...

So many ways to make this block, I can see it reversed with a dark star and light background

apple blossom said...

lovely block thanks for the chance to win a copy of this magazine.

Maureen Anonymous said...

I love stars! This is a great block! Thanks for a chance at the give-away.
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com

Janie said...

Love your fabric combinations. Thanks for the chance.

janie.mccombs(at)yahoo.com

banjo795 said...

Thanks for showing us what your block would look like in other color combinations!

Quilter Kathy said...

A very cool block... I love stars too!

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your star block - can't wait to try it!

Nancy Sue said...

Love your block! Thank you for taking the time and showing us the different looks with the different fabric options… that's always fun!!

Lisa E said...

Congrats on having your block in the magazine. I like how you show all the color possibilities. Thanks!

Jonell Mollohan said...

We can never have enough star blocks in our block libraries. Thank you.

Debbie said...

Congratulations on having a block in the magazine, Keiko, and on the cover!!

Rosa said...

Congratulations.Anyone of your layout is stunning.Love them all!!

OhioLori said...

Loooove your block & thanks for a chance to win this coooool magazine & a surprise from you! :)

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Just Quilt It said...

This is a lovely block! Thank you for sharing!

Marie said...

Stars are my favorite, and this one is great! Thanks.

Debbie P said...

Thanks for designing a great block!! I like how you show it in different colourways!

betz2u said...

Love the block. Congrats on being selected for the magazine. Love the different color ways you show. Lots of ideas. I think I would like raspberry and white too.

Betteem said...

Lovely block with so many possibilities. Thanks for showing the various colors.

Lynn McIndoe said...

I love stars- and your block has 2 of them. lynnmcindoe at gmail.com

Joni said...

I see scrappy postage stamp possibilities with your block design! Love it!

Melva said...

I love star blocks! Nice job.

Karen Thurn said...

Beautiful block. I could see myself making lots of these as they look so different in the different color ways. kthurn@bektel.com

Pat V. said...

I love your block! Will definitely be making it.

J-Nessa said...

I like that version with the stripes and I also like the color combo that you are holding up in the photo of the video.

Michelle Mattingly said...

I really like the yellow version of your block. So bright and summery.

Laura B said...

Your blocks look great.

Emily C said...

I love the sunflower and the sunset. My favorite colors.

Geni Pickens said...

Love your star block!! genipickens at gmail dot com

Debby said...

What a pretty block. I like the yellow workup, but all of them are great.

AnnieBikes said...

I love the variety of your blocks. I am looking forward to trying it out.

Regina said...

I love this block -so many possibilities!

Judy1522 said...

I love your star block with the double star and it is so fun to see in the differrent colors.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Great star block. I especially like the crazy star block

Audrey said...

Beautiful block with lots of potential. My imagination is running at full speed. Thanks for sharing.