Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 11


May 5, 2015
Quiltmaker and the Zegart Block


Terri Zegart is the daughter of Shelly "Why Quilts Matter" Zegart. In mid-September 2001,  I wanted to make blocks like those on the cover of the book jacket.  I was smitten by the diamond stars which formed in the center of every four blocks.

I figured out the construction after line drawing the block in Electric Quilt. I went on to  paper piece six inch blocks each entirely on one uncut sheet of vellum paper. Not four four pieces of paper but one piece that folded but was never cut apart
Neither Terri nor Shelly could identify a name for the block. The cover quilt came from a prop house. I love this block.  I would have married it if i wasn't already married. It was published in 2003 in my first paper piecing book and changed the course of my professional life

For Volume 11 the block, below, is presented at 12 inches and is not paper pieced.
The fabrics are  Liberty of London prints


There is a giveaway. Do tell, for a chance to win, what is your favorite, love of your life, quilt block and where do you live?

Comment  below ***  by Saturday,  May 9th at Noon eastern time for a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 9 directly from Quiltmaker Magazine.  You'll also win a digital foundation for the six inch Zegart block from me.   Good luck to you
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Make it Simpler,
Anita
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137 comments:

GranChris said...

I do like everything you do Anita. You make my quilting life simpler. I now live outside Charlotte,NC.

Nancy said...

I think my favorite quilt block is Flying Geese!
I live in tiny Many LA

shelleyjwilliams said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. This is one glorious blcok you have. I live outside Winchester VA. Willsjgl@comcast.net

Anita said...

My favorite block is the pinwheel. I live in Norway.

Allison said...

I live in eastern PA and my favorite quilt block is any kind of star.

kt said...

I live in Connecticut and I love star blocks! Love the stars your block creates!

cinzia said...

Great block love it totally. btw don't put me in the draw for the mag as I already have it

Marcia Hoekstra said...

My favorite block is variations of the pinwheel because it is so versatile.

Michele said...

Only one favorite? Guess it would be a Lemoyne star....
I live in Missouri (but would love to live in costal oregon)

Cecilia said...

My favorite is the Ohio Star! I live in Florida.

TLC said...

Love your story! My favorite love of my life quilt block is the log cabin block that can be manipulated into so many different variations. I live in Ohio, where I'm a GO BIG BLUE Michigan fan!

Julie said...

My favorite block is a pinwheel. I live in Texas. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

MoniqueB said...

I don't yet have a favorite block yet, I am still learning and becoming familiar. I am drawn to star blocks though. Spiky, spiky(obviously paper pieced) blocks. I live in Deerfield, New Hampshire. coudre@dmdrafting.com

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I'm south of Roanoke, VA, transplated recently from Long Island NY.. I love lone star block :)

Tspoon said...

Atkins, Arkansas here and I love pinwheels. They just say happy.

sandi said...

Congrats on a wonderful block! My favorite block is pinwheel. I live in NYS. Thanks for a chance to win.

Martina said...
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Vicki in MN said...

I live in Minnesota. I love star blocks.

Martina said...

Upps forgot to mention where I am from,lol! I am from Switzerland and my favourite block are flyingeese.

Anonymous said...

I live in upstate SC and I love the Seven Sisters variation block. Thanks for a chance to win.
Becky Gilliam
bmgilliam@bellsouth.net

Brenda said...

any variation in star blocks. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Debbie Rhodes said...

Pinwheel is my favorite block and I live in Wichita, Kansas..

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Lee Ann L. said...

I don't really have a favorite block; but, I do tend to like stars of all shapes and sizes. I live in the San Antonio area of Texas!

Mary said...

My favorite here in central Missouri is the churn dash. I always enjoy reading and trying your time-saving techniques.

Brenda E. said...

Flying Geese blocks! Home is near Green Bay WI. bjegrandma@gmail.com

sophie said...

Because I could never choose just one: New York Beauty blocks, feathered stars and almost any basket block are at the top of my list. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico and am amazed at how your brain works ... it's incredible that you saw a simpler way to make that cool block.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Your block is fabulous - and I'm glad it's not paper pieced! I don't really have a favorite block, but if I had to choose it might be a pinwheel. Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

kris said...

Pretty block!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

oops - forgot to tell you I live in New Jersey!
Debby E
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Lisa Marie said...

Hello from Kentucky! When it comes to the actual love of my life (my husband) I am very committed, but for quilt blocks I'm rather fickle! I like lots of blocks and couldn't pick just one favorite. Lately I've made a lot of log cabin variations. Love your block, thanks for sharing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your blocks! My favorite block is the Basket, and I live in the sunshine state of Florida :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your blocks! My favorite block is the Basket, and I live in the sunshine state of Florida :-)

Sandy Rodgers said...

I love your block! My all time favorite block is the Churn Dash.

Bonnie said...

Love your quilt block! Star blocks are my favorite, especially the Hunter's Star. I live in North Carolina. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Allison CB said...

Cute block! I live in sunny Auburn, Al

Donna Cutting said...

I like Winding Way block and I live in Saskatchewan, Canada

Jennifer said...

The Card Trick block is this Caldwell, Idaho gal's mostest, favoritest block!

drewteach said...

The last one I've seen...

Dee said...

I LOVE A CHURN DASH, I AM FROM MANKATO, MN

Deborah DeBerry said...

I have always enjoyed your creations. Haven't watched your class on craftsy, but I own it. I have many favorites, but I think the churn dash is my most favorite love. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pat V. said...

It's hard to choose just one! I am pretty much a sucker for any kind of star block.

Sandra said...

Just knowing that this block is not paper-pieced is a good thing for me. I love it and now I can make it, thanks to you. The love of my life block is the 4 patch. Very easy and can be used over and over again in different layouts. Thank you for being a part of the QM's 100 Blocks, Volume 11 blog tour and the chance to win a copy of this exciting and wonderful magazine.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Vivian said...

Loved and made your Anita's Arrowhead (here in the Bronx, NY) so I'm sure I'll love this! Favorite block unit is the Flying Geese because it can stand alone or make up any number of other blocks.

Janet said...

I think my favorite quilt block is the one I am currently working on! I am in Nebraska.

~Kris~ said...

My favorite will always be Sunbonnet Sue in all her forms. I do love the block you designed for the book. I am also glad it is 12" and not 4 or 6. Yea!

utahoosier said...

My favorite quilt block is... hmm... that's really hard. Maybe 3D Flying Geese?
and I live in Bountiful, Utah--just north of Salt Lake City.

Patricia said...

I don't have a favorite block as I am new to quilting and trying many.

JFS said...

My favorite block is Card Trick, although my favorite quilt is the one-block (no-block?) Sunshine and Shadow. I live just a titch south of San Francisco, CA. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am from Missouri. My favorite block is the Grandmother's Fan. That was the first quilt I made with the help of my grandmother. I have tried some of your methods and love the concept.

Loris said...

My favorite quilt block has been the Log Cabin but chains seem to be taking over lately :-)
Animals are the love of my life!
And I live in Cambria,CA where I can enjoy the domestic variety :-)

Margaret Andrews said...

I like to make the Card trick block as I always like to see how it turns out. I also like the twisting of a snail tail block. Your block is just delightful too. I live in Alaska.

Pamela said...

My favorite? That's hard to choose. It's a toss-up betweeen Flying Geese and Card Trick right now; tomorrow it could be another. I guess this San Antonio, Texas girl would naturally have to give it up to the Lone Star though!
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delaineelliott said...

I have two favorite blocks - the Hunter's Star and the Carpenter's Wheel. I live in a small lake side village in Alberta, Canada. Thanks!

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tac73 said...

My favorite quilt block is the friendship star.

Quilting Tangent said...

Mariners Compass, New York.
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WoolenSails said...

I love nine patches and irish chain, seeing so many variations would love to try some.

Debbie

Sandy Curtis said...

great block, thanks for opportunity to wil

Jitka said...

I love traditional block Flying geese. I live in Europe, Czech Republic.

JANET said...

My favorite block is the one I just saw. You show me another and that will be the one. So many to pick just one! I live in California, US.

Rhonda Davis said...

I'm a hexie fan at this time but I do like your block and will have to try it out. I live in south central Kentucky!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My DH is the love of my life....grin...going on 50 years. My favorite blocks are stars...love the stars...I'm a Texan.

Margaret said...

I think my favorite block is a star. I live in northeast Arkansas.

Lori said...

congrats on being published. your block is so fun. I love paper piecing and one of the 100 blocks is an anchor. I love it. we are changing our front room to an ocean theme and this would make a fabulous pillow. thanks for a chance.
quilting lady 2 at Comcast dot net

Cynthia Knapp said...

My favorite quilt block is the Bear Paw and I live in Northeast Oklahoma. And by the way, I really like your block. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

Wow! Your Zegart block makes up one stunning quilt! I believe in my heart of hearts I love the simple log cabin block...so comfy/cozy :o) I live in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and it's a beautiful place to be! Thanks so much for an opportunity to win a copy of the Volume 11 issue!

SoccerMom said...

Love your block. My all-time favorite is the nine-patch block and it's many variations. I live in Utah.

JoyceLM said...

The log cabin in my favorite block - so many variations. I'm in sunny North Carolina. Thanks.

Becky Rabalais said...

I love making pinwheel blocks. Thanks for sharing your block!

Cathy B said...

I love traditional blocks. Currently working on a Farmers Wife quilt. I live in Minnesota!

Annie said...

I heartily agree that the stars made by the centers of four blocks is very cool! I love blocks that make secondary designs.
Just like with children, my heart is big enough to love many blocks. I don't think I can choose just one favorite, but the first one that I fell for was the Card Trick block.
And I live in the central Michigan area, where it was cooler and overcast today.
Thanks for sharing your block. I look forward to seeing it in the magazine.

Anonymous said...

I like 'Lady of the lake' thou I did not do one yet...but like the quilts done with this block...I live in San Jose,ca..martamanole@yahoo.com...marta

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the block. Live in Hopewell Cape NB. Near where the world largest flower pot. HOPEWELL ROCKS. Thanks for sharing.

Judy1522 said...

My favorite quilt block is any star block. I live in Oregon

Rilene said...

I'd love to make a quilt with that block! I'm a relatively new quilter and my favorite block now is the sawtooth star.

Ellen said...

My favorite block is the log cabin. I live in Texas.

scrappy101 said...

the modest 9 patch be it so humble and happy living in Michigan.

scrappy101 said...

the modest 9 patch be it so humble and happy living in Michigan.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

My favorite quilt block is a churn dash. I live in Michigan.

Joanna said...

I love the patch blocks; 4-patch, 9-patch and larger. That's because I just made a floating 4-patch quilt and love the way it looked. I live in Massachusetts.

wendy said...

Love your block! My favorite is the pinwheel block. I live in Lansing MI.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Your block is awesome! I love anything related to stars, any shape. I live in Ohio

Lu said...

Most any star block is my favorite. I am planted in Alaska. Thank you for the chance to win.

Margaret Gross said...

small half square triangles, placed in random patterns of dark,medium, light. It's an obsession here in Orlando, Fl. Must be the magic kingdom.

Kathy H said...

The Ohio star is my favorite and I live in Pennsylvania.

Julie in WA said...

I'm from the greater Seattle area, and my favorite block is the very versatile Nine Patch! I will be watching for construction of your block, as it looks like it might include set in seams?!!!

Diantha said...

My favorite block is Irish Chain.
I live in the Champlain Islands of Vermont.

Emily C said...

I am from central PA and I love the star block.

Leslie Schmidt said...

I have quite a few quilt blocks that vie for "love of my life," but I think I have to go with Flying Geese. I loved it even before I ever learned anything about quilting. I saw a knitting pattern using it and I was smitten. I live in Minnesota now.

Laura Ferdal said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
I love the scrappy quilt block and the pinwheel.
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Lorraine Le Blanc said...

Love your block! I would make it to recover my ottoman.

My favorite quilt block is Ohio stars.

I live in North Dakota.

Happy Quilting!

Cathryn said...

I think my favorite block is always the new one I'm learning. My love of my life is my Husband. I live in northern California.

minibea12 said...

Love your block! I find I have better success with a traditional block. I'm working on a 9 patch fussy cut quilt for my favorite grandson! Greetings from WA state!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Deb said...

My favorite would be Flying Geese, and I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Also, my maiden name was Solomon (but i think i've probably told you that in a previous giveaway you've had.) :)

Susan Arnold said...

Awesome block!

Walter said...

I guess flying geese would be #1 for versatility. I live in Leaburg OR.
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pharmgirl75 said...

I love log cabin blocks with all the possibilities for settings. I live in Utah, 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City.

Marie said...

Ohio star is my favorite block. Hello from Littleton CO.

Joyful Quilter said...

My favorite block is Jacob Ladder. I love the versatility of the block. I'm Joy from California.

LizA. said...

It's hard to choose just one favorite but right now I'd have to say Storm at Sea. I live in central Washington State.

Rachell said...

Wow. I too love secondary designs!
I just love stars. Sew many stars. Any type of stars. I'm crazy, but the more diamonds, the better I like it. And I really love paper-piecing stars.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

SherryB said...

Anita, I'm from western Iowa and I like "easy" quilt blocks, like the disappearing 9-patch & 4-patch blocks. Your Zegart block looks interesting; it reminds me of your Arrowhead block (BTW, I made a quilt for our bed using that block). Congrats on your block in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks; how exciting!

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Lee said...

I like your block - my alltime favorite block is a Log Cabin! Thank you!!
I live in southeast Michigan!

Evie H said...

I like easy! My favorite is and has been the versatile four patch -- it goes with everything!

Terri said...

I love your block - especially when it is repeated to make a wall hanging. My absolute favorite quilt pattern - anything that looks like a star. We live in NE Iowa.

Laurie Parrack said...

Love the block, it is wonderful. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine. My favorite block is a pinwheel block. I love how it looks like it is moving. I live outside of Portland, Oregon.

CozyQ said...

From Mesa, Arizona, and I love churn dash!

vwlady said...

I like any Mariner's Compass block. But, really I 've never seen a block that I didn't like. I guess it depends what I'm in the mood for. Oh, I'm in Florida.

nancyr said...

I am in Riverbank, CA...I love paper piecing blocks! I am currently doing a Harry Potter quilt along and we are making such fun picture blocks!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Another awesome block! It would be hard to choose a block I would marry, but I do love the pineapple block, though I've yet to make one. When I do, I'll be making the version from your instructions. I live in Minnesota.

Tina Jeo said...

I'm a beginner so a 4 patch is my staple right now. Currently on a trip to Japan but I'm from Montana.

Tina Jeo said...

I'm a beginner so a 4 patch is my staple right now. Currently on a trip to Japan but I'm from Montana.

craftygramma said...

I just love the Friendship Star. So much hope.
I live in new Mexico.

Love your fabric choices, do tell?

thanks

MissPat said...

Favorite quilt block is Ohio Star (any star block really). I live in Avon NY (western NY near Rochester).

Barb said...

I like the Hunter's Star block--I live in Nebraska.

Wanda said...

I live in Iowa and my favorite quilt blocks are star blocks. Love your block!

Jill Hicks said...

I like the block you have shared. I like making pinwheel and half square triangle blocks.

Linda said...

Pinwheel is an all time favorite!!! Calabasas California!

Jen Barnard said...

My favourite blog is the log cabin. I live in Norfolk, GB.
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Lisa E said...

I love the Mariner's Compass. I live in northern California near San Francisco.

irenegrimes said...

I am an avid paper piecer but willing to try everything new! I am from Greece but now live in Fayetteville, NC

VA said...

I really like nine patches. I'm in Minnesota.

Karen Thurn said...

I love the "old fashioned" fan blocks. Greetings from Bismarck North Dakota during the summer and Mesa Arizona during the winter.

Barbara Bailey said...

I love the carpenter star from Sherman, Texas!
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Auntie Clark said...

Log cabin is my favorite. I live in Ohio.
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Gill said...

Churn dash is my favourite!
I live in England

Anonymous said...

I live in NYC. funnylady93@nyc.rr.com

Debbie P said...

I like so many of your designs! Thank you for another great block! My favorites are stars and pinwheels. I'm originally from Ontario, Canadaand now living in Florida :)

Dody said...

Log cabin blocks are my favorite I live in Owensboro, Ky.

Andee said...

I currently love churn dash blocks. They are cute in any size!

Joselyn Woodworth said...

I can't wait to try The Old Italian Block from your Traditional Blocks Made Simpler Craftsy Course. After looking for Liquid Concentrated Starch here in Canada and not able to find a source, Faultless Starch shipped me 6 bottles ($80+ CAD Shipping) from USA and it arrived this week. Now I am ready to follow your wonderful lectures! ...and make a quilt.

Joselyn Woodworth said...

The old Italian Block forgot to say I'm from St, John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada!

Mary S. said...

My favorite block is the pinwheel. I just finished a pinwheel quilt for a great grand daughter to be born in August. I live in beautiful So Oregon. Love your blocks!

Kathy Sue said...

My favorite block is anything Log Cabin. Such fun to play with variations. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

Christel Janz said...

Flying geese is my favorite block and I live in Pomona, California

Anonymous said...

Hands down your pineapple block. Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I didn't write where I live. My favorite block is Anita's Pineapple Block, and I live in San Dirgo.

Joyce Caron said...

I took your class through Craftys and i loved it use it all the time for all the great tips ect I am having a hard time finding any of your books out here i live in a small town in B.C Canada and i would love to see more of your great patt. will you be doing any more craftys class in the future I hope so you make me look good when i follow your tips and patt . anyway love this new one monkey wrench will be trying it soon . Have a great time teaching and i hope to see more of you at Craftys Thank You again for a great class Joyce Caron. cheezer3@telus.net