Hi there old friends and new! I'm excited that it's my turn on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Hop. Did you know that I have a block in each issue of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine? Very exciting to me as the competition gets stiffer each edition!
My block, #1199, is Hollyhocks. I've always loved the old fashioned flowers, and have had mixed luck with them in the garden but in the sewing room I can always have good luck. This would be the perfect time to bust out your stash and go hog wild with single color blooms...
Or mix it up with multicolor flowers on your stem. It might not happen in nature but you are you own gardener indoors at your sewing machine.
Make one long plant for a table runner, or combine more blocks for a quilted garden of Hollyhocks. I have staggered the blocks in this photoshopped version of a Hollyhocks quilt.
Photoshop sewing is fun! But not as fun as getting out real fabric and stitching it up. This quilt would just take 12 blocks! Mix up your greens for some leaves! You can go scrap wild!
Ok, now be sure and hop right on over to the Quilty Pleasures blog to see who else is showing off their blocks today. And watch for my buddy Greg on Wednesday, his beautiful East Side Rose block is totally gorgeous in Pam Kitty Garden fabric!
Want to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 12? Leave a comment here and I'll pick a winner next week! Quiltmaker will send you a copy so you can make your own Hollyhocks block and 99 other great blocks! There are lots of chances to win, leave comments on all the blog stops along the way!
Ok, have fun people! It can be spring in your sewing room all year round if you want! xo