Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 3 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 3 Blog Tour and Giveaway!






It's back and better than ever: Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 3!

With a fresh new issue, just in time for Spring, the editors of Quiltmaker packed this one with a brand new set of 100 blocks, each one original, and designed by today's top designers!

If we haven't "met" before, I am Susan Guzman, and I am a quilt pattern designer (you can learn more about me in tomorrow's blog, posted here!). I had the pleasure of being included in this issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 3 . . .

Here is an image of my block, called: Bertrand's Arrows, found on page 27.

Image compliments of Quiltmaker Magazine
If you click on the image, you can see a close-up of the fabrics. All fabrics are from my stash. I came up with this design to blend with the one I designed for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 2, called: Hearts Bejeweled. You can purchase the issue through Quiltmaker's site.

I use AURIfil thread to sew all my designs! They have gorgeous colors that blend with every project, and the quality is exceptional!



We are giving away 3 copies of this issue for the rest of this week. The first one will be chosen from today's post. All you have to do is leave a comment in this thread, then go to my website and sign up for my NuzLetter, here: SuzGuz Designs. That's it! Then, be sure to return tomorrow and Friday.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck! Be sure to also stop by tomorrow and Friday for more chances to win. This is such a wonderful magazine to have in your collection, and guides you to make a variety of your own, custom designed quilts!

Enjoy!

105 comments:

Mommarock said...

What a wonderful block.. I would love to see it all set in a quilt.. it always amazes me what a difference it makes to see a block, and then to see it when the blocks are put together.. this looks like a winner!

Dee said...

Beautiful, reminds me of my Dear Jane Quilt - need to get back to that. Will be running to your site next.

Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs said...

Thank you very much! Please stop back on Friday for an example of how my block would look in a quilt! :)

Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs said...

Dee:

Thank you . . . Ahh, "Dear Jane" . . . one I would LOVE to work on one day!

Maryjo said...

This block is so you! Love it! I am anxious to get the magazine and try it! Happy Wednesday!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, what a beautiful, original block! Love it. I'm off to sign up for your "NuzLetter"!

Jennifer said...

WOW! I am thrilled with your block and even more thrilled with the block done in those fabrics. Great job! Those little green fleur-de-lis look hard to do though.

Lori said...

Nice block. Would love to win Vol 3 so I can try your block.

Linda said...

Beautiful block

Teri said...

Glad I took the time to visit your blog. I was surprised when I scrolled down and notices your pattern was the one I liked in Quick Quilts. Thanks for the offering, love your block

JCnNC said...

This is a wonderful giveaway and opportunity to win this book. What a wonderful block you have created and now I will go to last book and look up the other one. I love applique, embroidery and piecing Judy C

Kathy H said...

Very pretty block. I will have to get out my last issue of the 100 blocks to see what you made then.

kaylace said...

Good morning..
Crisp and clean. Straight forward and powerful.
Kay
Metro Atlanta

Cathy said...

Wow your block is beautiful. Can't wait to get the magazine so I can drool over all the blocks. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

Martina said...

Lovely block! Like it very much!

SewLindaAnn said...

That's a really interesting block, I need to get no. 2 out and see the other one. Off the sign up for your newsletter and check out the rest of your blog.

~Carla~ said...

Beautiful block! I can't wait to see this magazine!! :)

Marge in Louisiana said...

Very interesting block. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine.

Sandi P said...

This is a very nice block.

Carol Sc said...

Looking at the possibilities of setting this block, I see all kinds of "motion" going on. Great fun to see the direction this block can go.

Penny said...

Thanks for this unique block. I love applique and expect to try this one soon.

Mary said...

Love how you did this block, and love your color choices. Thank you for sharing.

Lee said...

I love your block and really love the Aurifil also. Thanks for the giveaway of the magazine!

Sandra said...

Love the originalty. Keep doing what you do so well.

Deb said...

The block is really nice Can't wait to try it
Thank you

Julia said...

What a great looking block. Can't wait to see the whole magazine! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lee Ann said...

That is a cool block. Looks challenging.

Debbie said...

Beautiful arrows ~ what a unique design for a great block. Thanks for sharing

Linda E in AZ said...

That's quite an interesting block.
thanks for the chance to win!

Mary said...

What a beautiful block. I'm going to have to get out my copy of Volume 2 and see your blocks together. Thanks for a chance to win.

Cory said...

This is a great block. I can't wait to get the magazine so I can make it. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

LizA. said...

Beautiful block!

DianneB said...

Your block is amazing! Just like your patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

marieinaugusta said...

Very imaginative block! Congrats.

Shannon said...

I love your block. It looks challenging.

gill said...

Great block!
Congratulations!

Linda in PA said...

I like your block. How clever to make it to go with the previous one. Thanks for the chance.

Mary said...

3 days chances to win, YEA! another fun Appliqued Block! Today must be the day for Applique...(oh, that rhymed)

paulette said...

Lovely block!! Well done!
Paulette

Linda said...

I love your block.

TheStylishHome said...

Love the repeating polka-dots! I'll be following your blog!

Catskill Quilter said...

It is nice to discover your blog, and your website too!

lpnjam@aol.com said...

Your block is amazing. I will have to get out my copy of #2 and see how it all goes together.

Beverly said...

This block is beautiful. I'm not applique friendly but I just may have to try this one. It's so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win 100 blocks!

Lindy said...

Oh! I can see this block done up huge and surrounded by Celtic symbols!

Julie in WA said...

Your block is stunning! It looks difficult to make, but I think it is my favorite one of all the blocks so far!

Sallie said...

very nice. Thanks for the chance!

Joanna said...

This year's block does go nicely with Hearts Bejeweled. It's eye catching and very creative.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful block and fabric choices.

Debbie

SubeeSews said...

What talent you have! I am very pleased!
Please pick me!
XOXOXO Subee

Ivani said...

Great block. And it seems you have the perfect fabrics for it.
Thabks for the chance to win this wonderful nagazine.
hugs

Cecilia said...

I love your block and appreciate the fact that it complements the block from the last volume. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

The Village Queen said...

Very neat block, and love the fabrics you used. Thanks much!

Carrie P. said...

cool block! congrats!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous block!

Billie in TX

schmidt1016 said...

That is a very intricate-looking block. I don't know how well I can make my points. I like the over layering of the different fabrics. Very pretty.

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Madeline said...

that's a very intricate looking block!

mblittle5 said...

Wow, that's a pretty block.

Kaye M said...

What a lovely, unique block. I like the parts where there are 2 layers. My eye is drawn to those fabrics right away.

Donna Russ said...

This is the coolest block I have ever seen I just loved it, Thanks for sharing, I seen where you use EQ I also have EQ, but I can not figure it out...

Jeanne said...

Really nice block. Very unique. Thanks for the giveaways.

mlcquilts said...

You made a very nice block. Thanks

Barbara said...

Yay...another applique block, and a wonderful one at that!

Christie said...

Congrats on your Bertrand's Arrows block in vol. 3! It looks amazing! Love it! HUGS... and stitches

Denise said...

i love your block--very unique and beautiful. can't wait to get the book and make these wonderful blocks.

Anonymous said...

I like your block. Thanks for a chance to win.
Cindy W.

QBG said...

Unique design. Great block. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Great block! Very original. I've heard you on Creative Talk Radio before, it's nice to finally "meet" you! I'm off to sign up for your newsletter, and I'm a new follower, so I'll be back!

Judy said...

very interesting pretty block

Sherry said...

I love your block. Thanks for sharing it with us.

just4bees said...

Your block makes me want to learn to applique. very pretty

Jeoo.comanine.soos@yah said...

great colors in your block

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the lovely view of your block -- it is so very pretty. From your comments, will be back to see the quilt that uses it. Congratulations on another block selected for QM 100 Blocks -- now in V3. The block for V2 was great too.

Sherrill said...

That is a beautiful block. Must give it a whirl!

Judy W said...

This is a very dynamic block! I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine and see it up close!
Judy

Carol said...

Very pretty block. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine.

Pat V. said...

This is definitely a block I want to try. Thanks for sharing your idea with all of us!

Peggy said...

Quite an intricate block! The quiet background really lets it shine.

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

That is a very intriguing block. I will come back to see it set up in a quilt. I would love to win a copy.

VickiT said...

Wow! What a striking looking block design. I really love the way you have created your block. Very nice.

shortseam said...

COOL very cool block!! I like it very much. Don't know what to say except COOL!! LIKE very much thank you for designing it.

Janet said...

This block looks complex....and very pretty.

jybquilter said...

Nice block!

Duff said...

I"m so glad you said to click on the photo for a close-up.Wow! your block is amazing! I can't begin to imagine how long something of that caliber would take me. You sure are talented!
oh, and you're already in my Google reader but I'll check to see if the Nuzletter is different so I can sign up for that too♥

JoyceM said...

Love the block. Congrats on being included in the new 100 blocks mag.

~Kathleen said...

Lovely block. Now I'm anxious to look back and see your block from #2. Thanks for a great pair!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

congrats on making the "cut" twice in a row!!!
~a

Annie of Blue Gables said...

signed up for newsletter

mtnhomequilter said...

so pretty! Dana.

nelfamily at windjammercable dot net

quilt cookie said...

very interesting block. congratulations on being picked.

Wendy said...

Truly amazing talent! Your block is beautiful and I too love Aurifil Thread ... wish my cupboard was full of it!! Thank you and I'm off to your website!

Nancy said...

Love your block - so unusual!

Cindy said...

Cool block...love all the circles!
Congrats on being in the magazine.

Deb said...

Oh my, what a different and amazing block! I love it!

jrt14 said...

What a neat block to show off your skills at applique. I am not sure I am up to your design, but I like the block.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful block ,thank you opportunity that it is possible to prepare it if I win it :)

Alwayskeptintap said...

I love your design! REminds me of the days of chivalry...or a deck of cards. Haha! It is just great!

debbie said...

Like your block. Not the typical floral applique!

Nancy Sue said...

I love the movement in your block. Everything seems to flow outwards :) Congrats on being featured in the magazine!

amy dame said...

congratulations! i love your block - most applique seems to be more floral, and i love how much more geometric your pattern is!

annmarie said...

Great block - can't wait to see what you designed with it.

kfr14819 said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win, and I look forward to learning more through your newsletter.

Beth said...

Fantastic looking block! Cannot wait to see how it was constructed.

Rachael said...

Fantastic block!nthe fabris and amazing. Great work

JIL said...

Pleased to meet you, Suzan Guzman. Congratulations on a very interesting block, I would like to try to make it. I'm going to sign up now to keep in touch. God bless you