100 Blocks, vol 4

November 15th
Karen in Breezy Point  (Aztel2000) won the collector's issue. I appreciated everyone's comments -Anita

November 10, 2011
#356, p 45, pattern sheet 4
Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight... 
Anita's Design Door. My sliding closet doors are metal so I "pin" blocks to it using magnets 
I have been obsessed with this block for ages. Now that it's seeing the light of day in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, and since I will not be teaching this December, I intend to make more blocks next month. Or at least cut the fabric for them. IF I can find my project box. Jodie Davis and Mark Lipinski of the Quilt Out Loud show visited my studio last August. To make room for their video crew I stashed my stash and works in progress. Thank goodness I had the foresight to bring some fabric home from Houston:
You might make cutting templates for the background. Make 3 photocopies of  the foundation pattern (p 45) and add ¼" seam allowances beyond the sewing lines of each patch. I "laminate" each patch with wide transparent shipping tape before cutting it away from the photocopy.

Over five years ago my friend Susan pieced 8" blocks. Yesterday when she saw I'd set them as the digital quilt below she smiled slyly and said she'd be sewing them together.
Susan's fabric serves her well.
If you are having difficulty with the "comments" feature, accessing this post rather than the entire blog may be a solution.  Quiltmaker sent will send a copy of 100 Blocks to a random commenter. I am glad for your thoughts and ideas.  My gift to everyone is my NEW pattern, Anita's Unbiased Bock. Refer to the sidebar, on the right column,  for a link to my  PDF. It's about a technique that calls for Interfacing.

Previously, in Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures, an interview with Anita

Quiltmaker Magazine teaser

November 9, 2011
My Jester Block
While attending Quilt Market in Houston I got my hands on 
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from today's top designers, vol. 4

Anita's Unbiased Block

Houston, November 4, 2011
The Candy Striper
I'm pleased to share Anita's Unbiased Block which I demonstrated yesterday at Quilt Festival. At the moment it's dawn in Houston and I'm on my merry way to teach my signature Old Italian Block method in the convention center. Now all of us will have something new to work on.