100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

Perspective on my Simple Celebration block
Its center square is suitable for a photo transfer; the side triangles are paper pieced. They are foreshortened to make the block appear curved. It can be made with a few as two fabrics. It's my "go to" block when I need one that will look well in a sampler quilt

It's #148 on p45. In the quilt Gallery, p74, it's in Peggy Jorgensen's curvaceous "Ribbon Riot"  and in Donna Benham's "Citrus Spice" Sampler

One reason Quiltmaker is exemplary is the Quilting Motifs included in every issue; this issue's designs are sized for the 12" blocks
I'm giving this pair away* which includes my signature vellum
I live in Manhattan; I took the subway downtown last spring to Timeless Treasures Fabrics on Broadway and chose Botanica fabric by Lourdes Sanchez. I cut it up and saved some for two of you. I'll never forget visiting 'TT' with my friend the late Denise Bradley to select 'brights' for a group quilt.  She gazed at mountains of fabric and then pronounced herself verklempt.
Using the Electric Quilt, I designed and made the above block in the early '90s, a paper piecing pattern. One of my long term quilting obsessions is the Square on Point block. I added "short" triangles to the perimeter.

I've adored this block from the moment I made it. I made it again for the 2000 "Spirit of a Milltown" Block Challenge using a photo transfer of an image of a 19th century Mill girl for the center. Seen below, the block was auctioned online among a group to benefit the New England Quilt Museum.
Still loving the block, in 2003 I designed an all-in-one piece paper piecing pattern of it for my second book, Perfect Blocks. Extraordinary colorist that she is, my friend Jeri Riggs pieced it.
Quiltmaker will give away one copy of 100 Blocks on my behalf. Comment by telling how many years you've had quilting on your mind. To do so you may have to open this as a separate post. I'll use Random.org to select the winner late Sunday evening November 14th. On the other hand, you can always buy me
* I sent a pair of giveaways of TT fabric and Simple Foundations Vellum to Quiltmaker; follow their Quilty Pleasures blog to enter.

Today is Veteran's Day. I have a rule about Federal Holidays. I make it a point to always sew on Federal Holidays.