Friday

Yvonne's Mystery

Yes here it is my block from volume 4 of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Yvonne's Mystery.  Yvonne is one of my students who after making several of my quilt designs wanted to make of Flying Geese.  Figuring this was too easy for her I offered to design her a quilt which incorporated the Flying Geese.  

Her first lesson was paper piecing of Wild Goose Chase, which is simply four rows of Flying Geese all flying into the middle or out to the corners of a block which is placed on the diagonal. After successfully completing those blocks I then showed her the next part of the design.  Although I had planned it to be as per my block Yvonne preferred more blue in her design and so we changed some of the value placements, resulting in a more traditional Feathered Star.  Next was the simple sashing and the cornerstones of nine patch were Margaret's idea.  
Hasn't the whole quilt come up beautifully? And pretty good for someone who has only been quilting three years.
Now there are two copies of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Volume 4 to be won. If you live in Australia simply leave a comment with your name and a guess as to the closing date for entries in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Volume 5..... one clue it has already past... yes there will be another of these great magazines being published in six months... what a top resource if you have them all.  
Btw you are still able to buy copies of the previous issues from www.quiltmaker.com
If you are non-Australian please leave a comment to the post below.
Good luck and thank you for visiting my blog..

46 comments:

Vireya said...

Beautiful block!

My guess for when the closing date was - 1st September.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Your block design and fabric choices are very nice.

KaHolly said...

Very nice block!!

Robyn said...

That is a beautiful beautiful block!!

Robyn said...

That is a beautiful beautiful block!!

Lee said...

Wonderful block! thanks and congrats!

Dianne Giles said...

Love your block, sew colourful. My guess is 31st October, 2011. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Quilter in the Gap said...

Great block and a great story. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

Your block and the whole quilt are beautiful! Can't wait to see how it goes together.....love feathered stars!

bairdmtn said...

Maybe the closing date was May 1, 2011? Just guessing!!

Patti said...

I really like your block. The fabric makes the block very soft looking.

Candace said...

Wow! What a striking block you've made. I have collected each issue of this magazine and look forward to the newest as well.

Nancy said...

Your block is lovely, I think using different fabrics added to the beauty of it.

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

Beautiful block!

Deb said...

Very nice block and my guess is the 29th of sept

Linda E in AZ said...

That is a very attractive block, so thanks for sharing with us around the world.

suz said...

I love feathered star quilts. I made a queen-size one for my niece, I'm working on one for my son and have been looking for a pattern for my nephew. Think I just found it!

Mary said...

Love the block! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

October 2011. What a delicately coloured feathered star block you have made, it is just lovely. grace
weftandwarp (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the issue so I can make this block! Just looking at it gave me an idea for a quilt. Congratulations on making the issue!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent block!

Anonymous said...

Very nice block. Thank you for the chance to win.
Brenda L
bdlopez@yahoo.com

Sewjournal said...

Congratulations Cinzia!

Karen said...

I love your way to make a feathered start. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Vol. 4

Anonymous said...

Love your star! Thanks for the opportunity.

Heidi in Canberra said...

Lovely block, made even prettier by the fabric. My guess is 8 July.
heidaussi (at) yahoo (dot) com

Wendy B said...

the date has to be 11 November, which was yesterday for us!?
love this block....looks so complicated but I'm going to HAVE to give it a try!!!!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Wendy B said...

oops....it helps if u read instructions properly doesnt it *wink* ...and I'm not blonde either!!! change of date for volume "FIVE" entries may have been june 30??? thanks again
sugary hugs
Wendy B
;o)

Debbi said...

I LOVE that block! The quilt on your blog isn't too shabby either!

Sherry Caldwell said...

The block is awesome. I can't imagine being able to do this block. But going to give it a shot when I am able to get the magazine. I love it.

Stephanie Morrison said...

congratulations on your block making the issue. Thanks for sharing it with Scquilters. My guess is the 31st August 2011

Shawna said...

What a beautiful block. Love the quilt as well. Thanks for a chance to win.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

Oh I love this block. It's so amazing!

No need to enter me in the giveaway as I won a copy on Wednesday, just wanted to say love your block. I'm also a new follower.

VickiT said...

Wow. I love this block. I just took my first quilting class in the past two months and was afraid of the flying geese blocks. Everyone says how horrible they are and I just LOVED them. Every point on mine matched perfectly with my very first one so I was thrilled after reading how hard that was. This block is awesome.

Maria Kievit said...

Really nice block. Looks like a lot of work!!!!

Judy1522 said...

The colors against the white look so pretty.

KrisD said...

What a beautiful block! This magazine looks so amazing! I can't believe I've never picked up a copy in the past. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Shannon said...

Great block. Her quilt is so pretty!

bunbear said...

very nice block

Sandra said...

Very nice block. You student must be proud to have a block named after her. Thanks for the giveaway.

PatchworkRose said...

Gorgeous block and love the finished quilt. My guess at the closing date is September 8 2011.
Wishing you many years of Patchwork inspiration.
Cheers
Lynne

Melody said...

I have bought two and need to buy the other two!

shortseam said...

What a neat block!! I really like it. Congratulations!!

kwiltnkats said...

Yvonne pulled off her quilt perfectly. Yes she's brave to tackle a feathered star just three years into quilting. Isn't it fun when those around us brainstorm to create such wonderful projects. I've only made one feather star to date, but hope to have another opportunity. I'll be sure to consider my Volume 4 for your Yvonne' Mystery design. My guess for Volume 5 submittal is February 15, 2011. Sandi

Quack Quack22 said...

How would you quilt this block? Have just finished one as an individual block and am wondering the best way to quilt it.

cinzia said...

I would love to say that I would put fancy feathers in the plain areas but alas I am not a very good quilter, well not a machine quilter anyway.
If I were to quilt this by hand I would make a feature of the plain area and like I said either place a feather in the plain areas or echo quilt it to enhance the star. Love to see what you do with it though.