Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 12

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!

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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...

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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. 

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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.
 

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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

146 Comments:

Blogger gram k said...

Would love to make a hollyhock blossom! My grand mom had them in her garden....lovely!

12:21 AM  
Blogger Suze said...

What a wonderful block. It has a touch of being a vintage block, yet modern. I love the way you show it with the soft print as the background. I tend to use solids as background. Thank you for challenging me to get out and try something different.
Susan

1:33 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

What a lovely block!! thank you!!

1:33 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hollyhocks - that's not a flower you hear of much! There's so many ways you could make this too! Love it!

2:07 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Such a sweet block; I'm longing for spring now!

2:33 AM  
Blogger Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your block! This would look beautiful in so many different color ways.


Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker's 100, Vol.12.!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

2:43 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

We love hollyhocks and have had mixed success. Your block is wonderful

3:19 AM  
Blogger Sigi G said...

Love this Block - you did a wonderful design. Perfect for the coming winter months - with this flower garden growing inside - no problem :)!

3:43 AM  
Blogger krislovesfabric said...

Another great block, looks like a good one to play with color.

4:11 AM  
Blogger Dana Gaffney said...

Your block is so perfect with your fabric, bright and happy.

4:37 AM  
Blogger lauraluvsloons said...

I love hollyhocks too and this block nails it:)

4:41 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Your block looks so much like hollyhocks! It's beautiful!

4:52 AM  
Blogger Nichole A. said...

Cute block

4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the latest 100 blocks magazine. funnylady93@nyc.rr.com

4:55 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

My mom grew hollyhocks. Not surprising that you have a block in each issue.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Jen Barnard said...

Your block is beautiful.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

5:23 AM  
Blogger kt said...

Love your flower block! I've never tried growing hollyhocks, but love yours!!

5:24 AM  
Blogger Sandi1100 said...

I grow hollyhocks in my garden. Thanks for the lovely block and a chance to win.

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Katie T said...

Oh that's lovely - and right up my alley, too. I'm still very new to all this, so that piecing looks pretty straightforward.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

We love your block, PKM. Thanks so much for being with us on the blog tour and for faithfully submitting a design for each issue. It's always fun to see what you come up with--ever fresh. Have a great week!

Diane at Quiltmaker

5:45 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Congratulations on being in every issue! Good work.
Christine from Ontario

5:46 AM  
Blogger Martina said...

Such a sweet block! Love it!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Martha said...

Really cute block and congrats on being included in the magazine. Would love to have a copy.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Naomi said...

Congrats on being included in 100 Blocks. Your hollyhocks would be so sweet for a little girl!

5:59 AM  
Blogger Becky S. said...

I love your sweet hollyhock block! Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Very pretty block. I love Hollyhocks. So nice they come up every year too.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

CONGRTULATIONS your block is so cute. How fun would this be on a baby girl quilt?

6:41 AM  
Blogger Quilter Kathy said...

Very pretty flower block! That would be a good rainbow scrap challenge block to try. Love your ad-free blog too!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Abbigail said...

I love Hollyhocks too! This is an wonderful block and I can already see all the blooms in mixed colors in a quilt. Hummmm...my next project?

7:06 AM  
Blogger Diane Beavers said...

Hi Pam
So wonderful to meet you and congrats on all your block publications.
I too love the Hollyhock and have it growing around my flag post. Would love to create a Hollyhock runner for my sewing space. Thank you for sharing

7:08 AM  
Blogger Lee Ann L. said...

Awesome! Congrats. :-)

7:16 AM  
Blogger Loris said...

This is a beautiful block! I love hollyhocks are a favorite with me.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love holly hocks!! They are such a great flower, and so many variations in colors.
Your block is wonderful. I want to make this.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Love your block... I need to look around your site more... your fabrics are just what I need for my upcoming great granddaughter... Drhodes9@cox.net

7:41 AM  
Blogger Andrea York said...

Love your block! Used to grow Hollyhocks in my garden.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Fun block, it would make such a pretty quilt. My fingers are crossed, iVe never bought a copy of this publication.i

7:50 AM  
Blogger Thim3 said...

I love your Hollyhocks block...I can see it in a table runner in my near future.
thim3@hotmail.com

7:55 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

My neighbor grows the most beautiful holly hocks. It would be fun to capture them in a quilt using your block.

8:07 AM  
Blogger JANET said...

Great block for a spring quilt!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

What a great block! I have some kind of hollyhock that reseeds itself in my garden. I really want to sew up this block, love it.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Lisa Marie said...

Very cute! I always enjoy this magazine and I'm looking forward to this latest issue.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Nancy Sue said...

At first thought your block was springy, but with holiday fabrics….awesome too!!! Congrats on your block! I can see this block also done well with sweet pink baby prints in the blossoms!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Maureeneh said...

Beautiful block, thanks for the chance to win!
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

8:27 AM  
Blogger KaHolly said...

Too cute! Definitely looks like a block that I'd have fun making!

8:34 AM  
Blogger MC said...

This would be a fun table runner to make using colourful prints!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Joye with an e said...

All of your designs are so fresh. Thanks for the chance to win.
joyecox@yahoo.com

8:46 AM  
Blogger Hildy said...

Your block looks great and reminds me of spring ... the absolute right thing on this grey november day!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Rhonda Davis said...

So many flowers...you could make a sampler quilt with all kinds of flowers in your garden!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Jessica Jo said...

This is my favorite block today.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Melody Lutz said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty - love Hollyhocks.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Beth at Quilting Hottie Haven said...

Yeah, I too am a better quilter than gardener. Great block!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

Pretty block! I love the mixed flowers in the one block. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Teresa Stanulis said...

Very cute block!
tstanulis@verizon.net

11:03 AM  
Blogger Tina Jeo said...

Thanks for the chance.

11:15 AM  
Blogger babiesdoc said...

such a pretty block
I want to make a pink baby quilt this would be perfect

11:17 AM  
Blogger MoeWest said...

Spring all year round sounds great to me! Congratulations for being in all 12 issues. I have the first eleven.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Donna Cutting said...

Now I know where to use my polka dot fabric.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Sandra Allred said...

beautiful and a great stash buster block! thanks for sharing.

11:57 AM  
Blogger lefuntz said...

I love your hollyhocks block, especially in reds! What a fun way to use some scraps.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your block because I'm a fan of piecing vs. applique. Can see lots of possibilities.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Gill said...

What a great block - I love it!

12:19 PM  
Blogger JoyceLM said...

Pretty block. Congrats on making every issue. Thanks.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Freda's Hive said...

Sew love this. Hollyhocks are my favorite front yard flower. Mine get these bugs all the time and Dave threatens to kill them for good. But the wind takes seeds all over the yard and by July I have Hollyhocks with bitten leaves. It doesn't bother me. I just am glad for them. This is a winner block!!!!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Catskill Quilter said...

Your block is really cute - and one that I certainly will make, pulling out my 1930's fabrics.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your block! Very clever how the flowers are pieced - it gives a lot of depth with scrappy prints. Great - now there's another project on my never-ending list of quilts to make. :)

Kathy (QuiltMonkey)
hendergal (at) gmail (dot) com

12:57 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

So gorgeous block and layout.Spring is around!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Sewgirl said...

Sweet block. I have always loved hollyhocks myself!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Farm Quilter said...

Love your hollyhocks!! I love them in my garden too!! Congratulations on being in this issue of Quiltmaker!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Allison CB said...

Awesome Hollyhock block! I really like it!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Vicki H said...

I have hollyhocks in my garden. I will have to sew some for my sewing room wall.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Love hollyhocks - you rock Pam!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Auntie Clark said...

This is a really cute block.
auntie.clark@gmail.com

2:23 PM  
Blogger Cindy Dahlgren said...

Such a cute block! I really should try Photoshop sewing sometime. cdahlgren at live dot com

2:28 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

your block design is so clever! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this issue!

2:47 PM  
Blogger annmarie said...

Another cute block! I love the quilt layout.

2:53 PM  
Blogger MissPat said...

Love flower blocks. I'm trying to use my many floral fabrics.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Tu-Na Quilts said...

I love hollyhocks!! They do spread easily and I could see myself making some projects using this block.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

This gardener is crazy about your new Holleyhock block! It will make a nice table runner. Thanks for the chance to win!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

I saw your block in my preview issue and was immediately drawn to it. I love hollyhocks too! My grandma used to grown them.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Ariane said...

Super cute block! It would fit right in with my 1930's blocks I've been working on.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Kathy H said...

Hollyhocks are such a great flower. I haven't had any luck growing them but do enjoy seeing them. Your block is a great design to have them in a quilt.

3:25 PM  
Blogger lalaluu said...

Such a cheery block!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Renata S said...

Nice block.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

My MIL liked them too. Cute Block to add to our Floral Quilts.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Tinliz said...

My mom taught me to make dolls out of hollyhocks.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Nann said...

Such a cheerful block! It would be fun to see a PamKitty sampler made from all your Quiltmaker blocks. . . .Thanks for the giveaway.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely hollyhocks!
stephloupee at comcastdotnet

4:20 PM  
Blogger ritainalaska said...

congrats on your 12th 100 blocks! just the right number of blocks for a quilt! would be nice to see them all worked up together!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

Hi Pam! I'm also a vol. 12 designer and I'm just popping around to visit all the other blog tour participants. Your Hollyhocks block is just so sweet :o) Congratulations on a great design!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Pretty, pretty--I like the scrappy potential in this block.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Congrats on being in every issue! I have always loved hollyhocks, and like you, have had a hard time getting them to grow. Sewing them will be a lot more fun!

4:59 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I just love your block! I think it would look great mixed in with some of Lori Holt's flower blocks. I really need to get this edition of the magazine!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a happy block!..like it...thank you...marta....martamanole@yahoo.com

5:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa E said...

Hollyhocks is very cute. Love the colors you chose. Thanks for the giveaway.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Kathy E. said...

Spring is my favorite season, so having Hollyhocks hanging around would be lovely! My mom grew Hollyhocks and this immediately reminded me of her. Thanks for the smiles! duchick at gmail dot com

5:42 PM  
Blogger Joyce Carter said...

What a cute block! Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Emily C said...

Very pretty. They remind me of pinwheels

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie said...

Love your Hollyhocks block! Hollyhocks would be perfect for a spring table runner.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Cute block!

6:21 PM  
Blogger VA said...

Love the hollyhocks! I've never had luck with them, but my mother-in-law's are beautiful.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Julie in GA said...

I used to love hollyhocks when I was a kid but don't see them much anymore. Maybe I need to make some fabric ones. Great block!

6:58 PM  
Blogger jrt14 said...

Thank you for a chance to win. Congratulations on being in the 100 block magazine again.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

I'm so glad to see your block! I'm also in vol 12 and your block is one of the ones I kept flipping to... I will be making it :) Congrats on your design - I love it!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Joyful Quilter said...

Very cute block!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Brenda E. said...

Flowers are always in season!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Karrie S said...

i'm in LOVE with your Hollyhocks :) SO pretty.

-karrie
ksmith8@emich.edu

7:46 PM  
Blogger Linda Nemec said...

I would love to make some hollyhocks!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Angelia Lanouette said...

I love your Hollyhocks block! I would love to make a spring table runner.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Annette said...

You always make me smile!

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


thanks for submitting a winning block each year, and a block that makes me think of summer,in the winter, Kathy in colo repzjratplainsdotnet

8:36 PM  
Blogger GranChris said...

Very sweet, makes me think of a little girls room.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Rachell said...

oh so cute! you are the queen of cute designs! this one looks so attainable, too.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

9:25 PM  
Blogger Cathryn said...

Nice block. It gives me several ideas for color combinations - maybe even scrappy. Thanks for sharing your talent.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Walter said...

Very delightful block! Always enjoy the 100 blocks. pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

9:49 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

The rain has just started here, and I'm about ready for springtime already, so, "hello, Hollyhocks!".

10:38 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Love your block...can't wait for the magazine!

11:50 PM  
Blogger Diantha said...

That's so great that you've had a block in each issue!

5:20 AM  
Blogger BarefootThunder said...

congrats on another block in the 1oo !! wow every issue !! that's fantastic.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love hollyhocks but can't get them to grow---maybe a quilt made of them is an option for me!

8:35 AM  
Blogger anna brown said...

Nice block i bet it could be done scrappy too.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

8:57 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

GREAT BLOCK! THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

9:11 AM  
OpenID samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Great block. Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

9:15 AM  
Blogger Pat V. said...

This is a fun block. I'm thinking it would work well in a baby quilt...

11:48 AM  
Blogger Sharrieboberry said...

Those are sweet~! I love Hollyhocks and your scrappy ones are darling!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Jeanne in Ohio said...

awesome block! It would make a wonderful border.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Darlene B said...

Lovely block! All the blocks I've seen so far are wonderful!

1:57 PM  
Blogger pinsandneedles said...

Congrats on your continued success and talent. Your block is lovely! Thanks!

2:40 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

Cute block! Hollyhocks are a favorite of mine but they seem to get chewed up by those nasty beetles. Congrats on having a block in all the magazines!

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the hollyhock block. So, fresh looking!

4:02 PM  
Blogger sue said...

Love the idea of a scrappy hollyhock! I'll keep this idea for spring!

5:56 PM  
Blogger Sewn With Grace said...

Such a gorgeous block Pam! I love it!

6:39 PM  
OpenID minibea12 said...

Love your block! I remember holly hocks from when I was a young girl. They are beautiful flowers.
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

8:39 PM  
Blogger nancyr said...

Love your block! I also lost the fabrics.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Julie in WA said...

Aawww! I love hollyhocks, and your block is a perfect rendition of them for a quilt!

10:35 PM  
Blogger suesinger said...

I would love to win

3:56 AM  
Blogger Kathy Sue said...

What a cute block. There seem to be so many fun possibilities in this issue. Thank you. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

7:35 AM  
Blogger Carrie P. said...

super cute block!

10:35 AM  
Blogger utahoosier said...

Fun block and you're right! Greg's block was very fun too!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. utahoosier at gmail dot com

11:20 AM  
Blogger Diane Motley said...

I love Hollyhocks except for removing stalks at the end of the season...they make me itch! I've been very lucky and found a spot that they love...they keep spreading out and blooming year after year. Thrilled to get this pattern!

plan2quilt@yahoo.com

1:38 PM  
Blogger krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Very cute block. Thanks. Diane O

2:26 PM  
Blogger ~Kris~ said...

Very sweet block and the fabric is perfect. Thanks for encouraging Greg as well. He has a winner, too.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Danette Stankovich said...

This block is so cute. I love Pam Kitty fabric, too. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jan R said...

Thanks for a chance to win this book. Congrats on being in all 12 annual books.
Quite an accomplishment. Love the hollyhock block.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

I am much better with fabric flowers than with the real thing. Fabric flowers don't wilt!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I love hollyhocks. This way I can enjoy them year round.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Wow way to go. All 12. Congrats on making it into the Quiltmakers 100!
The hollyhock quilt is pretty cool

8:05 PM  

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