Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Block #480

I am excited to finally show you my block, #480 On the Path, that is in the latest Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!  Here's a better picture of the bright turquoise square in the corner of the COVER!!!


I made this block last year.  The color of the year last year was turquoise.  As I have never been interested in turquoise, I took it upon myself to use it in some quilts.  I have been pleasantly surprised at the results.  It still isn't a favorite color, but I have learned to appreciate the color turquoise.  My block is made in honor of the color turquoise.

Then, you may remember THIS post about making a queen size quilt at hyper speed.  Well, this is the quilt I made on turbo.  It is shown on page 14 in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 5.


I like the overall picture in the magazine.  You can see that 16 blocks formed 4 rings.  I would have liked to make the 25 blocks I had intended to make 9 rings.  There's no way I would have gotten it done on time.  Here's a closer picture.  You can see that I used some Timeless Treasures batik fabrics with the gray.


Here's the quilting on the extra wide border.  I can't decide how well I like the quilting, but it works.


The block was inspired from a quilt that I designed that is in my new book Simply Charming Minis that is at the printer right now!

Here is Morse Code.  This quilt measures 16" x 18". 

And another version of Morse Code that is also in the book.


It was fun to make a mini quilt even smaller and use it as a block.  I named the quilt after I designed it.  After I named it, I was curious.  What letters am I spelling out in Morse Code?  In case you are curious too, it spells N A K A N.  Wish I was clever enough to come up with something cool that stands for. 

If you can come up with something clever and G-rated, let me know in the comments!

Of course, as with all Quiltmaker 100 Blocks blog tours, there's a giveaway!  I will randomly pick a winner from the comments Friday night at the end of the blog tour.  The winner will be announced Saturday.  If you have an email address linked to your comment, I will email you.

And check back because I will be giving away some copies of my new book when I get it from the printer whenever that is!

182 comments:

May Britt said...

This was a fun and lovely block. I would be very happy to win this magazine.

Sunnybec said...

I wish you hadn't asked that...spent ages trying to think of something witty and could only come up with...

Noah's Ark Keeps Animals Near.

Hugs

Beth said...

Perfect--I have been looking for a quilt to make for a wedding that is coming right up. I think this will be it!

NAKAN? How about Never attempt kick-boxing at night? (Shrugging shoulders.)

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Mary said...

I tested your Block for the magazine and you can see my version on my Blog. I would love to get a copy of your New book. I already have a copy of the magazine.

Ullhärvan said...

The block looks awesome in the quilt!

JoyceLM said...

Love your block. Also looking forward to your newest book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

I thought the block was cool by itself, but in a group it is amazing! Congrats on being in the magazine.

Gene Black said...

It is too early for me to come up with something clever for NAKAN. But I would love to win the magazine.

Gene Black said...

It is too early for me to come up with something clever for NAKAN. But I would love to win the magazine.

Julie said...

My brain is not working well this early in the morning, so I have no suggestions for NAKAN. However, I love how your block makes circles when there are more of them! Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Johanna said...

Great block!

Heather said...

Love the pixelated look!

Karen said...

Very nice modern block. Great for using scraps.

Darlene said...

Love the quilt made from your block. Would really like to win a magazine!

Heather said...

I love this block! I love the way it looks in your quilt!

Becky G said...

Love your design, a great way to color play & show off favorite fabrics! Looking forward to the release of you new book. Thanks for a chance to win! B

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on having your block in the magazine! I love your block because it has lots of design potential...very fun to see so many versions of it on your blogpost.

Janet said...

Fun block! It does make a neat quilt.

dwright33055 said...

I love to do Mini block and love your block, thanks for a chance to win vol5

Amber said...

I would love to win the book!

ambs101 [at] hotmail [dot] com

kt said...

Neat block--love seeing it made up into a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee Ann L. said...

Thank you for showcasing the block.

NAKAN? I'm drawing a blank. I can't even come up with a dumb meaning. LOL. :-)

Thank you for a chance to win.

Patti said...

A very fun block. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sandra said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy D. said...

I really like your block. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Julie said...

Love the block. Thanks

Jeanne in Ohio said...

What a cool modern block and I love, love, love the layout! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Hi...I'm a Navy Wife. LOVE the Morse Code linkage. But I think it actually spells NAK -NA
The fourth strip matches the top one...not the second.
Anyway - Nakna in Swedish means "NAKED"
That's pretty clever if you ask me!
Terri Lynch - lynchmob6@juno.com

Sandi said...

I love your block. It's great!

make.share.give said...

On the Path is really cool. I love how it makes circles when it's with friends. Nice work!

Donna Joy said...

Very lovely modern block, I would love a magazine,
I need to make your block thanks for sharing your new book. Love quilting books.

Pat S. said...

I love the versatility of your block! Thanks "sew much" for this chance to win!

SewLindaAnn said...

At first look your block just looked simple and modern, when put together with the others it's brilliant! I love the design. Congrats on the book, can't wait to see it!

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your block being in the magazine. That must be very exciting. I can see how this block would make for a great scrappy quilt.

Dee said...

Congratulations on your block to "Turbo" versatile.

B Greene said...

Congrats on making the cover of 100 Blocks!! Love the use of your block in the full quilt - amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

angchappell said...

nakan

nothing anyone kan't accomplish now
thank you for the giveaway angchappell@yahoo.com

krislovesfabric said...

Love the way you for rings with multiple blocks, congrats on book and magazine...thanks for the win chance!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for showing all the different sizes and colors of your block. You have a very interesting name I'm sure the K in NAKAN is for Kandau. I just don,t know about the rest of those letters!

A.J. Dub. said...

Fun blocks! I have only the most remote idea what your letters can mean and that is K is for Konda. The rest have me stumped.

I love how the quilt turned out.

Katie said...

NAKAN: Nice Animals Kayak All Night! (Silliness)

Thanks for the chance to win. I love how your block came together to form those rings. Very inspired!

katie at dekabyte dot com

WoolenSails said...

My brain hasn't started working yet, need more coffee;)
Wonderful block and would be fun to use up scraps with, too.

Debbie

Cecilia said...

I really like the way your block looks in your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Anonymous said...

This is me again. I'm so sorry for blurbing your name, I do not type well, but I do know your name is Konda Luckau! some how my computer combined them, sorry.

Victoria M. said...

Your block is so interesting. I like the way it looks in the quilt. Thanks for having this giveaway.

Mary said...

What a cute idea for a block name. Love the pictures of ways to set it.

Anonymous said...

such a neat idea to use morse code in a quilt! love the quilt.
my email address is gwonson@hotmail.com

Lori said...

i love your white queen size quilt. so pretty, goes with any color theme.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

vwlady said...

Can't come up with anything for NAKAN...having a senior moment!
This would make a nice "guys" quilt.

Sara said...

naked aunts keep arguing nastily

Congrats on the magazine/cover. Your block looks like it will be fun to make.

suz said...

this is a really interesting block - I love the design the blocks make in the quilt!

Kd Brown said...

Wow, I like Morse Code! NAKAN could be Nice As Konda At Noon? Now that's silly! I give up. Thanks for a great giveaway. :)

Barbara said...

I love the way your block looks made into a quilt!

Prairie Cricket said...

What a clever little block! =) I love the 4 together making a ring.

Wilma said...

How creative to come up with using Morse Code in a quilt! It has so many possibilities. I would make it with my scrap stash.

Wanda said...

What a fun block! Unfortunately, I am unable to come up with anything useful for NAKAN.

hiyacinth said...

Not A Knot Anyone Needs

RSHudson said...

thanks for chance to win a copy; love your block! I've got "Monday morning" brain and can't think of anything for your NAKAN ;>) Email: marshudson at comcast dot net

Pat V. said...

When I first saw the block, I couldn't imagine how the block would look in multiples. What a great quilt!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Nobodys
Answers
Keep me
Awake at
Night

I give up. Great block

Bev said...

Fun, fun block. Congrats on using an eye-popping turquoise! Love the modern blocks that are being designed.

BuzyStitches said...

Very cool block. Lots of possible ways to use with different colors. Thanks.

LizA. said...

Ummm...Not All Kangaroos Are Nice .... Sorry, that's all I could ome up with. Guess I need more coffee.

Janet said...

I have nothing witty to give you either hahah Thanks for the give away. Congrads!!

Becky said...

How cool! Love Morse Code. It's funny about color. I love turquoise, but have to force myself to use other colors like yellow. Have a wonderful week!

Doc said...

Love the quilt. Would love a freebie

Sara said...

Love the block, especially after seeing it in the quilt. The circles were a surprise.

Judy1522 said...

I can't think of anything clever but I do like the way the block looks made into a quilt.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your blog every day. To be able to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5 plus another chance to win a copy of your new book is to die for. That's how I feel and I am sticking to it. Thank you for participating in the Blog Tour and giving us all a chance to win. I love your On the Path Block. It's one I know I can make.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

teachpany said...

Congratulations! No clue on the acronym! lol.

Christa Marcotte said...

Love little mini quilts and can't wait for the release of your new book!!

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure at first that I liked the block but once I saw how the blocks went together in your quilt I became a fan. I love it!

wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Sallie said...

What a cute idea to use Morse Code for a quilt design! Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

NAKAN - Need a Kiss and Nudge

Cat Lady said...

Great looking block, and I love the 16 block setting.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun block!! I love how it looks all put together.

Stephanie said...

What an intriguing block! I love the way it created the circles in the larger quilt. Sure beats the wedding rings! Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

Congrats on a very fun block - thanks!

SparkleGirl said...

The Morse Code quilt is great! I love the one with the orange. I'm a new quiliter, and would love to win any prize!

Donna said...

Wow - cool block and love the name. Really makes a great quilt.
Donna Rowe

Diann said...

All I could come up with for NAKAN is Nude aardvarks keep a nest. Pretty lame, huh?

Maureen Terblanche said...

An unusual block with great possibilities for color combinations. Would love your book to see what else you have in store!

Kathryn said...

This is always a great magazine for inspiration. Thanks for yours. Kathie L in Allentown

robin said...

Nice block! I'm not sure what NAKAN could stand for...

Judy said...

I like the way the block made up into a quilt.

Laurie Parrack said...

This block is a fun and modern looking block. I live the colors, but you are right turquoise is just not the greatest color but interesting.

kwiltnkats said...

Congratulations on the new book. Teri Lynch who responded to your NAKAN question has come up with a great response. Needlesstosay I'd love a chance to win! Nice block design.

Carrie P. said...

thanks for showing the block in a quilt. It really makes an awesome looking quilt.

Patty said...

Chuckling at the comments about the name. Love the quilt

Sandra said...

Nice modern block. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the newest 100 Quilt Blocks magazine.

Nancy C. said...

I love the block design, altho' I really go for the traditional quilt designs - this one fits in with my "modern" file - clean and crisp. Being from New Mexico - turquoise isn't a color - it's considered a neutral - ha! Thanks for your work.

VickiT said...

Very cool about the morse code although I can't come up with anything it could stand for. I guess I'm not creative either in that way. It's a great looking block though and I really love the way it created the circular design.
Congratulations on being included in Issue 5.

The Village Queen said...

very fun idea, like the colors too. Thanks for the chance!

Marcia W. said...

I like this block! Am wondering how it would look in the new Sweetwater line Lucy using text fabrics. Terri Lunch and Billie Bee both have good responses for NAKAN. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com Hope to win a copy of the magazine and CONGRATULATIONS on being included in this issue.

Kornelia Massner said...

Great block! And congrats on being in the magazine...cheers!

bairdmtn said...

Love your turquoise! I like bright colors, too! Congratulations on having your block published! I have all 4 100 Blocks books and have to have this one, too!

Marge in Louisiana said...

Congratulations on being in the magazine. A very interesting block. Wonder if other Morse Code would work for a name or title of the quilt?

Jennifer said...

Very eye catching block. I like the way the seemingly random color blocks can fit together to make a pattern when put together. Thanks for sharing.

LeAnne said...

Great block. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Madeline said...

NAKAN:
Not
Another
Kit,
Another
Notch!
(on your quilting belt, that is!)

pianomama said...

Hmmmm....I'm going for "Never Allow Kids to Avoid Naps".....cuz that's what mine are doing right now:-)

Robyn said...

How about Need A Kool Applique Needle

Ariane said...

Your quilt block looks great!! Love it!!

Regina said...

Never ask Kindergarteners about Naptime? This is a fun block - love the potential!

ellen said...

Morse Code...what a brilliant block! Is there anyone under age 20 who even knows what Morse Code is?

patricia said...

I had to study that, but I got NAKNA. Old, weak eyes.But I had fun with your colors.

Jeanne said...

Really like your quilt block! Congratulations on being in the magazine.

Di2Quilt said...

Congrats on being on the COVER of the magazine! Love the simplicity of your design. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jill said...

Your block allows the fabrics to really speak.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being on the cover!

Beth said...

Love your colors, congratulations on being on the cover.

stichnRN said...

i really like your block. i will need to win this magazine. i like the turquoise, too.

Linda E in AZ said...

turquoise is one of my favorite colors!

Anonymous said...

The color choices are great - it is almost like a puzzle to put the picture together...
nancy.holt@verizon.net

Deb said...

Very nice! I enjoyed scrolling thru and reading folks' comments on the NAKAN. Surely the K could stand for Konda...but what on each end? :) I'd love to win the book.
debgiro at wildblue dot net

Cathryn said...

Love your block. I have a friend who is going to be amazed at the title of your blog when I tell her. I'm getting very jazzed to get my own copy of Volume 5

Thim3 said...

Love your block..what a great idea.
Congrats on being in the magazine.
thim3@hotmail.com

Cindi said...

Congrats on being in the 100
Block issue! What fun! Sorry but I couldn't come up with anything clever. too late for my mind to be working properly.

The Quilting Queen said...

I love, love torquoise. Glad you tried it.

Donna said...

I'm loving quilts that have a lot of white in the block. Congrats!

Angela Nussbaum said...

I love your block! It took me a minute to see that it is indeed Morse code!

Here is my attempt at the acronym
Never
Applique
Krazy
At
Night

TADVR said...

Such a neat block! Love the Quilt. NAKAN hmmm... Not Around Kids And Nana ??? Need Another Kiss And Neckrub :)

Newbie Jen said...

Love the modern look. I am not clever, but I like Beth's never attempt kickboxing at night, and Tadvr's need another kiss and neck rub!

Debra Lee said...

Too late to think of something buy would love the magazine!

Vickie said...

Congratulations on having your block chosen.

Karrie S said...

Congratulations! I love your block. Thanks for the chance to win, and I look forward to checking out the new book

Hey ... I'm Lindsay ! said...

HOW FUN this block is! I love the suspension it creates!!! And congrats on making it into Vol 5 !!!

Diane Wagner said...

I like the way this block can be used to create secondary designs. Great concept!

Julie in WA said...

Your block is intriguing, especially when it makes a new design when put together with other blocks!

Annie said...

I like how the 16 blocks formed a ring.

Peach Rainbow said...

Lovely block!

Janet said...

Your block looks great made up into a quilt. Congrats on having it in the magazine.

Deb said...

Need Additional Kona Ash Now!!

Lovely block. Congrats.

Laraine said...

Good one Deb
How about "Not All Kangaroos Area Nerds"

Shelley said...

My dad was a Ham Radio Operator and used morse code..he so would have loved a quilt like this!

Joyce Carter said...

Congratulations on getting your block in the book.Great idea to use morse code in a quilt. I think the kids would love this.

Rosa said...

I love the way the block is in the quilt.It`s just fantastic!

drmithome said...

Great block. Thanks for sharing your work.

Anonymous said...

Can't think of a good title for the NAKAN block, lol.
Betty
bgk 44@msn.com

Amanda Echler said...

It looks like little stain glass windows!

NAKAN - Nancy Ate Kerri's Artful _____ and that is the best I can do... sorry.

Jill said...

Great block. I looove the effect of 4 put together.

Debbie said...

this is special really modern

thegoose said...

What a great block! I would love to win a copy of this issue.

Purl Buttons said...

What a delightfully modern idea using an "old" idea--the Morse code.

Sharon said...

I like your block and I would love to win a copy of the magazine. I have all the other editions. I think they keep getting better and better.

D said...

NAKAN- Not All Kits Are Nifty

Yes, had a quilt kit that was actually naughty. Love your block and how it can be further transformed. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gloria said...

i have never been to your blog before and really like what you do!! I will be back.

Patti said...

Thanks for the blog tour.

Phyldar said...

Love the contemporary look of this block and how you assembled them to form circles! A great project to use up scraps - hmmm *Ü*

Beth said...

Nice and simple. Makes a very elegant quilt.

Anonymous said...

Liek your block adn would love to win.

senstrings@yahoo.com

jrt14 said...

I like your block and the way the circles in the quilt.

Anne said...

Love your blocks made with batiks.

Gill said...

I love your block! and you used Hope Valley, my all time favourite!

Karen said...

Love your block. I'd love to win a copy of the latest issue.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

How neat to make a block using Morse Code! Congratulations on having your block included.

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise :) said...

Oh please count me in! Your morse code block is awesome! Fun stuff. :)

Shirley in Canada said...

A super great block!

Mary said...

Nice Advice: Kindness Always Needed

Kate Brown said...

Great block ! congrats for getting in the book!!

annmarie said...

Very clever ideas you have - I likey! Thanks for the chance to win Vol 5.

Debbie said...

Cute block

Margaret said...

Love the modern look of your block. Congratulations on making it into the book.

4dreamsr said...

That's hilarious! Writing messages in morse code & then trying to figure out what you're saying! Love how you used your block to make the rings. So clever!

Judith said...

Your block is very nice on it's own, but when you put it together in that quilt, it's fantastic! This has definitely been added to the "list".

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Cut block, you ladies are so talented, thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Congratulations!! The block is fantastic! I love it! I wish I could think of something clever for the letters!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns,eu gostaria de ver blocos de carros,tenho um neto que adora e eu não sei nem por onde começar.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Carol in E TN said...

Very cool. Thanks for the giveaway.

Weedy said...

Sorry you don't like turquoise. You must not have traveled to the SW and seen the real stuff and drooolllledddd. I have. If you want a stunner of a color combination, try turquoise (about the value you used), tomato red and magenta. Very powerful and striking. I like the simplicity of your block. Too early to unscramble Morse Code at this hour. I like the name of your blog as well.

Carla G said...

What a cool block! I love how you made it look like circles on the big quilt!

Never Attempt Knitting At Night.
Only Quilting! Ha

Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Linda H said...

Love your block! Congrats on making this issue of 100 Blocks. Count me in for the giveaway...

Lori L said...

I wasn't sure I liked the block when I saw it done in turq. But when I saw the top with the white background I fell in love. So simple but really looks cool. Congrats on making the magazine and thanks for the chance to win a prize.

banjo795 said...

I really like the way your block looks when it it put together in a quilt! It is so unique and modern looking!

hafza said...

Love the color of your block... and the pattern is so modern and unique!! I'm a new visitor:)

Nancy Sue said...

I would have never caught the mistake :) too funny! Sounds like something I'd do! Ok, so now using the new code...
Never
Anchor
Kayak
Near
Arkansas!

Congrats on the block! And thank you for participating with the blog hop!

Lisa E said...

Very cool modern block.

QuiltSue said...

Love your block. NAKAN: it's early in the morning here, but how about Never Attempt Knitting At Night?

Michele said...

Wonderful block. Very fresh.

Quilting with Jannette said...

Love the fun acronyms that people are coming up with!
It's too early in the morning to think, so I'll just keep my fingers crossed, hoping to win!

Nancy said...

That was an interesting post - lol!

abelian said...

NAKNA - Not All Kids Need Answers

or Automobiles? or Apples?