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Wanna sneak a peek in the magazine?

May 4, 2011

My copies arrived yesterday, and I have not stopped jumping in excitement!

I will be drinking my tea from this puppy for awhile I suspect..

Yep, all 100 blocks are on it, including my little purple one on the top left..

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a button this humongous! My daughter thinks it’s pretty cool *grin*

The juicy table of contents..

The instructions for My Easter Dress block is on page 34.

There is a designer gallery on page 18, showcasing some of the projects that were made using the blocks from the magazine..

It’s a substantial issue, stuffed to the gills with block designs. All the the pattern templates come printed in what looks like a single sheet – folded a billion times – stapled in the centre of the magazine.

The blocks are organized in categories, with the section you’re in highlighted by a richer color:

I’ve already found some faves. I’ve always wanted to try fusible bias strips:

And this one is just so darn cheerful!

I’m pretty sure it’s on newstands on May 10th, and if I didn’t already have mine I’d be stalking the store hourly

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2011 7:09 pm

    So jealous! I’ve been stalking the magazine aisle at the local store. Congrats on having a block in there!

  2. May 7, 2011 8:28 pm

    Hi, I have been waiting to find this magazine I keep checking every time I go to A store! I cant wait to get it, its just to bad there wasn’t some way to order that mug in the magazine I bet it would be A big seller! Anyway Congratulations on the great news! I love the shoes anyway I would love to make that as A wall hanging, as soon as I get that book.

    Take Care

    Erin

  3. May 7, 2011 9:39 pm

    Can’t wait to see it, Sonja – congratulations!!

  4. May 7, 2011 10:11 pm

    huraaay!!! so exciting! i saw the magazines for sale at chapters yesterday – fyi for everyone who’s waiting impatiently!

    i won a copy on the blog tours (two, actually!), so i’ll be stalking my mail box waiting for it. if i get impatient enough, i might go buy one!

  5. Paula permalink
    May 7, 2011 10:30 pm

    I saw it today at the IGA – I can’t wait for you to autograph mine!! Congratulations — this is sooo cool!

  6. Anna permalink
    May 8, 2011 10:27 am

    I’m on my way to Chapters this morning. Thanks for the heads up. It looks like an excellent edition. I’ve been practicing my paper piecing. I can’t wait to give it a try and the 2 other patterns that I purchased from you.

  7. May 8, 2011 5:17 pm

    Ohh I want an autograph too – congrats – off to search for a copy of the mag!

  8. jil permalink
    May 8, 2011 8:04 pm

    It’s great to share your thrill. Thank-you for taking the trouble to show us the mag, and there is nothing to compare with hands on..I love getting a magazine to hold. Digital is great but it lacks something. Congratulations, your block is delightful. Thanks again for sharing.

  9. May 17, 2011 6:46 am

    I LOVE the mug! My friend, Konda Luckau from Moose on the Porch, has a block in the new 100 quilt blocks issue. Where can I buy a mug for her and one for me?
    Thanks!
    Nettie

  10. May 17, 2011 9:06 am

    Thank-you so much everyone for you awesome comments!! *hugs*

    Nettie – the mug is a special gift to all the designers. I don’t think they’re actually for sale, but Konda should have one already 🙂

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