November 11, 2011

A heartfelt welcome to those who are visiting today courtesy of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! So glad you came by! This blog is devoted to appliqué ~ any kind. You’ll find a wealth of information here by exploring the Categories and the lists of links to designers and pattern companies. You can also search the archives by keyword if there’s something in particular you’re interested in.

Vol 4-500

Today I’m writing about my entry in Volume 4 of 100 Blocks, a very special collector’s edition of Quiltmaker magazine that hit the newsstands this week.

I’m on the cover again! That’s my block Heartlets with the pink plaid hearts. How very fun.

This is part of a fantastic blog hop that takes you on a trip through cyberspace to find out more about the designers and what inspired them to create their blocks.

Since it’s me we’re talkin’ about, of course my block was going to be applique. I love hearts, and decided to grow some on a sort-of heart-shaped vine. I stitched it up by machine using raw-edge fusible appliqué and sent it in.


Here it is, months later, Block #312!


The designers who contributed blocks were also invited to send in projects showing the block in a different way. When I looked at Heartlets I thought it would be very cute done up in Christmas colors, so I made this little wall quilt for the holidays. I’m happy to say that it made it into the projects sections of the magazine, and is now hanging in the Quiltmaker offices in Golden, Colorado!


The 100 Blocks magazine includes a pull-out section of full-size templates so no worries about blowing up patterns. I already received my advance copy, and let me tell you, each block is more spectacular than the last, whether appliquéd, pieced, foundation-pieced, or mixed-technique. This truly is a treasure trove… you’ll want to save it for your future use again and again.

Today is the last day of the tour, but if you haven’t already done so, be sure to visit Quilty Pleasures, because there are prize drawings still going on.

I happen to have a couple prizes of my own! I have a copy of the magazine to give away, and I’m also going to draw another winner, who will receive my book Dolls and Dresses to Appliqué.


So leave a comment before 7:00 p.m. California time on Monday, November 14, to enter the drawings! U.S. and Canada addresses only. Thanks for visiting, come again soon!

By Kay Mackenzie


172 Responses to “Block No. 312!”

  1. Donna A on November 11th, 2011 1:38 am

    Such a cute block! I need to sew every day, most of the day, to ever get everything made that I want to. And, I’m not sure that would be enough time!!!

  2. Donna Keating on November 11th, 2011 2:00 am

    This block would be darling on a Valentine’s Day quilt as well.

  3. kaholly on November 11th, 2011 2:19 am

    What a sweet block!

  4. Donna on November 11th, 2011 3:03 am

    Love your block. Congratulations.

    Your book intrigues.

  5. Jessica on November 11th, 2011 3:22 am

    What a pretty block!

  6. Mary on November 11th, 2011 3:32 am

    Kay, love your block. I always enjoy looking at all that you do and enjoy your books. Can’t wait to look through the magazine.

  7. Robyn Brown on November 11th, 2011 3:42 am

    What a great block! Thanks for the contest.

  8. Karyn Ashley-Smith on November 11th, 2011 3:46 am

    Funny how changing the fabrics changes the whole feel of your block! Thanks for showing it different ways! Your book is on my wish list! I have a 10 month old daughter I need to do some sewing for :o)

    Thank you!

  9. KT on November 11th, 2011 3:49 am

    Cute block and wall hanging, and congrats on making the cover again! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Lee on November 11th, 2011 3:50 am

    i love your block and love applique. thanks for the lovely giveaway!!

  11. Rhonda aka Quilter in The Gap on November 11th, 2011 4:06 am

    I love your block and am fascinated by appliqué but not very good at it. I am sure I could learn a thing or two from you. Thanks.

  12. Donna Joy on November 11th, 2011 4:08 am

    Very cute plaid hearts. Raw edge is faster. Really like the curvy vines. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Angela on November 11th, 2011 4:19 am

    Cute block, love the way you surrounded it with a circle in the wall hanging. What a great way to expand a block into a quilt.

  14. Amy Laura on November 11th, 2011 4:33 am

    What a great blog you have! I’m glad to have found it. Thanks for the chance to win….

  15. Michele on November 11th, 2011 4:40 am

    Very cute block. I love the name of it too.

  16. Dee on November 11th, 2011 4:41 am

    Ohh, so pretty, will love doing this block – so fun to have some applique blocks and this one is a “sweetheart”.

  17. SewLindaAnn on November 11th, 2011 4:45 am

    Congrats on another block in! Sweet of you to throw in a copy of our book, I’d LOVE to be the winner! Have a great weekend!

  18. Linda V on November 11th, 2011 5:02 am

    LOVE the block!! Congrats to you, too. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  19. Brenda Kroez on November 11th, 2011 5:06 am

    Congratulations on getting into the magazine. I’d be happy to win either of your giveaways! Thanks.

  20. Mary Jo Baird on November 11th, 2011 5:07 am

    Congratulations on your block being chosen for 100 Blocks! I’m just starting to do a little applique and so far I do like it! Have a ways to go before I think it is really good, but I’m trying!!

  21. Michelle Harrison on November 11th, 2011 5:12 am

    I love both versions of your block. The one with the pin dots for Christmas reminds me of strawberries. You just need to design some small pale yellow centered blossoms to go with it!

  22. Dana on November 11th, 2011 5:20 am

    Beautiful block, I would love to use it in pink and green for a little girls quilt. Thank you.

  23. Sandra Timmons on November 11th, 2011 5:22 am

    Your Heartlets with the pink plaid hearts is a keeper. A very cute wallhaning – my mother would like this. Believe it or not, she has a black and pink kitchen. But wait – why don’t I make one for her – for Christmas. Great idea. Now,to just get a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Volume 4 for me. It can be done. Thank you for a chance to win a copy and also a copy of your Book Dolls and Dresses to applique.

  24. Rose on November 11th, 2011 5:24 am

    Nice block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Kris Searle on November 11th, 2011 5:31 am

    Cute little heart block. Congratulations on being features on the cover.

  26. Colleen Taylor on November 11th, 2011 5:33 am

    Your block is just lovely! And the name is perfect ~ heartlets. The book looks cute too, perfect projects for big girls to make for little girls!

  27. Linda on November 11th, 2011 5:39 am

    Your block is so cute! I love hearts too! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.

  28. Marcia K on November 11th, 2011 5:50 am

    What a sweet block! It would make a wonderful quilt.

  29. Ellen Pearce on November 11th, 2011 5:50 am

    Love your block. So charming. The plaid fabric really adds to the design. I never would have thought of using it which is what makes you the designer.
    Thanks for your work and inspiration.

  30. Maria Kievit on November 11th, 2011 5:53 am

    Really neat block, in the way you designed it in a heart vine also. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  31. cynthia on November 11th, 2011 5:56 am

    What a cutie! I am intrigued by your book, too. Looks great!

  32. Kaye M. on November 11th, 2011 6:07 am

    Your heartlets block is so cute and I like it set in the round background! I hope I get it made before Christmas and I’d probably take the easy way out and sew buttons on where you have the little circles. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  33. Judy W on November 11th, 2011 6:09 am

    Totally cute block! I’m learning hand applique and like it, but I’m not great at it. Thanks again. Judy W

  34. Patti on November 11th, 2011 6:12 am

    Very pretty block. I enjoy all types of applique and have bookmarked your blog. Thanks for a chance to win.

  35. candace on November 11th, 2011 6:13 am

    Kay, what a neat block you’ve made! Thanks for the great post and chance to win :)

  36. DianeH on November 11th, 2011 6:13 am

    That’s it I need to do some applique! Thanks so much for a chance to win. Your block is too cute.

  37. MaryBeth on November 11th, 2011 6:17 am

    I just love your block. Members of my quilt guild make “heart” blocks for our members who encounter a major medical problem (we have many breast cancer survivors). I think this will be my new go-to heart block. Thanks for sharing your design with us.

  38. Debbie S, on November 11th, 2011 6:17 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!! Love those “fun-size” hearts on a vine…great pattern, I enjoy all of your designs!!

  39. Jeanne on November 11th, 2011 6:20 am

    I love hearts so this block is right up my alley!

  40. dee on November 11th, 2011 6:23 am

    Hint Hint…my birthday is 11/15 and yes I would love this prize for a sweet gift. Just sayin….

  41. Robin on November 11th, 2011 6:30 am

    Kay, your block is darling! And I love the round setting for it! Perfect!!

  42. Michelle B in WA on November 11th, 2011 6:32 am

    I love applique, and hearts so this will be on the short (?) list of block to do. Your book looks cute also.

  43. Irene on November 11th, 2011 6:34 am

    I love applique; rounds out quilting quite nicely.

  44. Nancy on November 11th, 2011 6:35 am

    That is a sweet block and can see myself using it in a Valentine’s wallhanging. Have the perfect fabrics to do it with, so need to win a copy lol.

  45. Sandra on November 11th, 2011 6:35 am

    Love the block but really would love to win your applique book.

  46. Joyce Mitchell on November 11th, 2011 6:35 am

    Love your heart block – it will look great in all kinds of fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Glenna Reynolds on November 11th, 2011 6:37 am

    Love your block!

  48. Lee Ann L. on November 11th, 2011 6:46 am

    That is the cutest block. For some reason, it kind of reminds me of bleeding hearts (plant) which I love!

  49. kathy h on November 11th, 2011 6:47 am

    As soon as I saw your name, I knew I would love your block. I love all your applique work. I can see this block in lots of different colorways. Great for valentine’s day too.

  50. Anne on November 11th, 2011 6:49 am

    Congratulations on getting your heart block on the cover! Thanks for sharing your creative talents. Love your precious Dolls and Dresses pattern!

  51. Jennifer P on November 11th, 2011 6:50 am

    I am in awe of your talent,. You have made a very cute, but classic, block. Thanks for the opportunity.

  52. Carol Schlabach on November 11th, 2011 6:53 am

    As usual, I love your block! Congratulations!

  53. Rachel on November 11th, 2011 6:55 am

    That is an awesome block. Congrats on being on the cover and getting into the projects!

  54. Judy on November 11th, 2011 6:56 am

    Your block is darling and I like the fact that it is fusible. Thank you for a chance to win.

  55. Carrie P. on November 11th, 2011 6:58 am

    A very pretty block. There have been some really great applique blocks in the tour.

  56. Beth Bishop on November 11th, 2011 6:59 am

    What a cute block! Valentines Day OR a quilt for a baby girl – Grandma’s using her head here :>) Congratulations on getting your block in the new book!

  57. Lori S on November 11th, 2011 7:00 am

    Congratulations on a really sweet block. Thanks for the chance to win!

  58. Debbie Rhodes on November 11th, 2011 7:01 am

    I have noticed that when I look at any quilt book or magazine I always pick the applique blocks or quilts. love the hearts.

  59. Diane Durrant on November 11th, 2011 7:06 am

    I haven’t done much applique, but I sure like your Heartlets block. The name made me smile because I typically add the suffix “lets” to certain nouns; for instance, my dogs are often called “doglets” and I’ve been known to refer to my nephews children as “kidlets.” So I think I will have to try “Heartlets.” It just fits me!

  60. Deb Edwards on November 11th, 2011 7:08 am

    Love your Block and can’t wait to try it! Love to applique and Have to tell you that I did not like to hand stitch any thing until I learned to applique and now I love hand stitching! Thank YOu

  61. Ruth C on November 11th, 2011 7:14 am

    Kay, I love your applique contributions to the block magazines. I’d love to win a copy!

  62. Debbie Parker on November 11th, 2011 7:14 am

    I just recently learned how to applique and I love your Heartlets block.

  63. Marilee on November 11th, 2011 7:23 am

    Hi Kay, you are the only designer I know on this 100blocks tour. I love your block. It is so graceful. It is especially showcased inserted into the circle.

  64. Linda E in AZ on November 11th, 2011 7:25 am

    Very pretty but simple block – I could probably manage that one.

  65. Cathy B. on November 11th, 2011 7:25 am

    Congrats on being in the magazine. I am a big fan and have a couple of your books that I love. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Hugs

  66. Julie Shirley on November 11th, 2011 7:32 am

    Hooray for you for being included in Volume 4! These 100 Block books are fantastic–a treasure trove of eye candy and resources. Love fusible applique (I can’t seem to master hand applique)…. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  67. Beverly Rempel on November 11th, 2011 7:39 am

    Congrats on being in the magazine. I have just begun my journey into applique and can use any help I can glean. Your book of dolls and dresses looks really fun, especially since I have alot of neices. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  68. Stephanie Matz on November 11th, 2011 7:47 am

    Another terrific block from you. . .one would expect nothing less! I’m a regular reader of your blog and am learning a lot about applique from you–long distance. Thanks for sharing your expertise and love of applique.

  69. Anne Brown on November 11th, 2011 7:48 am

    Such a pretty block and so feminine. I really must try to get this book because of all the great blocks and talent included. Thanks for a chance to win!

  70. Kathy O in GA on November 11th, 2011 7:49 am

    I love your heart block – but I’m partial to hearts because of my birthdate in February…yup, you guessed it!
    I love to applique, and your book of dolls and dresses looks fantastic – I’ve now got 2 step granddaughters to make things for!
    thank you for the giveaway opportunities!

  71. Karen in Breezy Point on November 11th, 2011 7:49 am

    Very pretty!
    Karen in Breezy Point

  72. Sandra on November 11th, 2011 7:53 am

    Thank you for all your wonderful tips and beautiful designs!!!

  73. Brenda on November 11th, 2011 8:08 am

    Your little Christmas hearts wall hanging is just beautiful. I think you have done it again. No wonder you land on the cover so often. Brenda

  74. Gwen Windham on November 11th, 2011 8:10 am

    I love applique! I have a UFO that has been in my closet for quite some time now– heart blocks– both pieced and appliqued– your pattern would really be a beautiful addition! Guess I need to drag it out and get to work on it! :-) Thanks for sharing!!!

  75. Janice Hill on November 11th, 2011 8:13 am

    I love your hearts block. I am so excited for this new issue

  76. Beth T. on November 11th, 2011 8:17 am

    What a sweet block. I love seeing it as a wall-hanging.

  77. Angie in So CA on November 11th, 2011 8:34 am

    Such a precious book – would love to win this! Such a precious block too! Look forward to your new book.

  78. Jocelyn on November 11th, 2011 8:36 am

    I love your block! And the book looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway.

  79. Susan Wheatley on November 11th, 2011 8:45 am

    I have always had a “mental block” as far as applique is concerned. With so many beautiful applique blocks in this edition I just might have to overcome that!

  80. Mary C in WA on November 11th, 2011 8:49 am

    ADORABLE! The vine makes an open heart shape. I need another type of Heart Block to make for our Hearts and Flowers quilts for Guild. Thanks for designing a fun Block and for the giveaway.

  81. Mary Winegar on November 11th, 2011 8:50 am

    Love your block. It is so sweet. Applique is my favorite handwork.

  82. Janis T on November 11th, 2011 8:56 am

    I love applique. I always have a quilting project, cross stitch project and an applique project in the works! I’ll enjoy making your block.

  83. Wendy on November 11th, 2011 9:09 am

    Sweet block! Would love to win the book as I have 3 grand daughters. Thanks for a chance.

  84. Jennifer on November 11th, 2011 9:20 am

    Congratulations on your block being chosen for 100 Blocks! It’s so lovely! And the Dolls and Dresses to Applique would be most welcome – my 5 year old daughter would be beside herself to have a quilt of dolls!

  85. Linda on November 11th, 2011 9:39 am

    I love your block! My favorite way to applique is using raw-edged fusible and a satin stitch on my sewing machine. I’m all thumbs when it comes to needle turn applique by hand. ;-)
    Linda in Southern Illinois

  86. Billie K on November 11th, 2011 9:41 am

    Great block……looks like an open heart.

  87. Brenda L on November 11th, 2011 9:58 am

    Very nice block. Thank you the chance to win.

  88. Linda in PA on November 11th, 2011 10:19 am

    Your block is beautiful. My granddaughters would love to have something made from your Doll and Dresses applique book. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance at winning.

  89. Jill on November 11th, 2011 10:24 am

    I have been admiring the block on the cover of Volume 4 and wondering who had designed it. It is so sweet.

  90. Debbie St.Germain on November 11th, 2011 11:19 am

    You always do such wonderful applique blocks and the new one is no exception.


  91. Joanna on November 11th, 2011 11:30 am

    Heartlets is very pretty. I’m keeping it in mind for February sewing. I do refer to the 100 Blocks issues for my projects.

  92. Jannette on November 11th, 2011 11:46 am

    That is one of the most adorable applique patterns I have ever seen! I would buy the magazine just to get it – although winning the magazine would be okay too LOL!

  93. Kathy M Boice on November 11th, 2011 11:49 am

    I love all things dolls and quilts!! Winning would be such a good thing!!

  94. Annmarie on November 11th, 2011 11:56 am

    Your block is lovely and your book looks like a treasure. Thanks for the chance to win Vol.4!

  95. Rachel B on November 11th, 2011 12:00 pm

    Love the dolly appliques. Thanks for the giveaway.

  96. Madeline on November 11th, 2011 12:27 pm

    On the cover again!!! wow! you do have cute designs, I would love to have the book.

  97. Amanda on November 11th, 2011 12:27 pm

    Love the heart block and the doll appliques! Congrats on being in the Magazine!

  98. Mary on November 11th, 2011 12:54 pm

    What a cute block! And I can see myself using the Dolls and Dresses book with my granddaughter. Thanks for a chance to win.

  99. LizA. on November 11th, 2011 1:03 pm

    What a darling lock. I have a certain niece who loves pink and this would make a lovely pillow to go with her pink log cabin hearts quilt I made for her last Christmas.

  100. Karen W. on November 11th, 2011 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love your applique.

  101. Elizabeth Engman on November 11th, 2011 1:13 pm

    What a charming block. Like it in the Christmas colors, too.

  102. Pat V. on November 11th, 2011 1:37 pm

    Your heartlets are very cute!

  103. scarlette hobbs on November 11th, 2011 2:01 pm

    wow, i love plaid and it looks so good in your applique and the book looks fantastic. it is now on my wish list. thanks scarlette

  104. Stray Stitches on November 11th, 2011 2:05 pm

    Your applique block is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

  105. Jennifer J on November 11th, 2011 2:14 pm

    Congratulations! And thanks for the opportunity to win.

  106. Linda Caldwell on November 11th, 2011 2:17 pm

    Love your block! Anything with hearts grabs my heart. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  107. Kate on November 11th, 2011 2:24 pm

    Very cute block, loving applique these days. Thanks for the chance!

  108. Cindy J on November 11th, 2011 2:30 pm

    Cute block. Congrats for being included in the magazine.

  109. Beth Patrick on November 11th, 2011 2:36 pm

    love the heart block!

  110. Leanne on November 11th, 2011 2:53 pm

    Cute block. Looks like lots of fun.

  111. Linda in Calif. on November 11th, 2011 2:54 pm

    Love this block! Congrats on being selected into the 100 blocks. I can’t wait to explore this site more. I’m bookmarking it. Thanks!

  112. Dorothjy on November 11th, 2011 3:08 pm

    What a neat block. Applique is my favorite way to quilting. Thanks

  113. Wendy B on November 11th, 2011 3:19 pm

    Pink Plaid is so pretty…..I like the Christmas version too. Can see lots of projects using this block……thanks so much, I love it!
    sugary hugs
    WendyB :O)

  114. Rita Goshorn on November 11th, 2011 3:37 pm

    fabulous! ‘pink plaid’ is so pretty. i am overwhelmed with all the applique blox on review for this edition. well, drooling over them.
    thanx for the opportunity to win this edition, and your cute book, too!

  115. LJ on November 11th, 2011 3:38 pm

    Truly an adorable block! You mentioned Christmas colors and while I read about your block I was thinking it would be a sweet block for my granddaughter. I didn’t realize that there was a project part of the magazine and then you say they have a pull-out section with full-size templates…how wonderful!

  116. Jeanne on November 11th, 2011 3:44 pm

    What a sweet heart block! I am with you, I love hearts too. I am new to your blog and plan to visit again with all the applique info. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  117. Karen A on November 11th, 2011 3:49 pm

    Such a sweet block. The hearts look like the flowers on a bleeding heart plant, love it.

  118. Tamsyn on November 11th, 2011 3:53 pm

    Beautiful Block! I love plaid for a flower.

  119. Sandy A in St. Louis on November 11th, 2011 4:00 pm

    Great block! Looks like it would be a quick one to do, too!

  120. Debbi on November 11th, 2011 4:07 pm

    Very cute block…tempting me to try applique!

  121. Sherry Caldwell on November 11th, 2011 4:42 pm

    Your heart block is beautiful!! I am just in love with this design. Can’t wait for the magazine

  122. Jo on November 11th, 2011 4:45 pm

    I just love heart blocks, great job

  123. Marianne on November 11th, 2011 5:00 pm

    Love your heart block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  124. Kat on November 11th, 2011 5:02 pm

    It is an adorable block…but then I seem to like everything u do…maybe it is because you have fun and don’t take things so seriously…no quilt police allowed! Would love to win anything you might send and I don’t have the items listed. I do have the last two books of yours with the cd’s as well as some older ones…but the CD’s have spoiled me for others! Keep up the good work!

  125. Sallie on November 11th, 2011 5:40 pm

    Very pretty block and darling doll pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

  126. Shawna on November 11th, 2011 5:47 pm

    What a super cute block. Would look cute on a Valentines runner as well. Congrats on being in Quiltmaker’s 100. Thanks for the magazine giveaway and your book that you’re also giving away. Sew Generous!


  127. Sherri G on November 11th, 2011 5:47 pm

    I love hearts too and your block is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway. I can tell I’ll be delving much deeper into your website and blog.

  128. Jodi G. on November 11th, 2011 5:58 pm

    What a gorgeous block! I’ve gotten back into applique this year and am having a blast. I’m sew glad that I’ve also found your blog. I only started reading them a few months ago so I’m always thrilled when I find a great blog to follow. Cute idea to have the vines come around to kinda look like a heart. Creative. I’d love to be in the drawing for your awesome book. I’ve already won a copy of Quiltmaker on Wednesday, so someone else can win a copy.

    Thanks again for the giveaways and a chance to win.


  129. Barbara on November 11th, 2011 6:06 pm

    I love your block!

  130. Jill M in Ohio on November 11th, 2011 6:07 pm

    Great block! Love the plaid!

  131. Julie in WA on November 11th, 2011 6:12 pm

    A very sweet girlie block! Now if only I did applique…

  132. Janet on November 11th, 2011 6:14 pm

    Your block is lovely and sweet!

  133. Debbie in WA on November 11th, 2011 6:25 pm

    Great block; love the applique!
    Thanks for a chance to win extras.

  134. VickiT on November 11th, 2011 6:40 pm

    What an awesome and beautiful block Kay. And that doll is adorable. Congratulations on being included in Vol 4. Can’t wait to get my copy again this year.

  135. Cindi C on November 11th, 2011 6:45 pm

    Cute block! Love the hearts. Congrats on being in the 100 Block issue.

  136. sara on November 11th, 2011 6:53 pm

    I love your block as I am learning to applique…

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  137. Debby Patz on November 11th, 2011 6:59 pm

    Love the plaid hearts! Reminds me of the bleeding hearts my grandmother grew in her garden. Please enter me in the drawing!

  138. Lyn on November 11th, 2011 7:14 pm

    I love plants and heart patterns, so I really like this block and its name too!

  139. quiltmom anna on November 11th, 2011 7:20 pm

    Your girl is darling and so is your heartlets. Thanks for participating in the blog tour and for being chosen as one of the block makers.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  140. Lori L on November 11th, 2011 7:35 pm

    Cute block. That looks to be very do-able in a day for a small wall hanging. I like the fact it is like nothing I have seen created already. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  141. Carla G on November 11th, 2011 7:47 pm

    I like your Heartlets block! Very pretty! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  142. Judy on November 11th, 2011 8:15 pm

    I am a fan of hearts so really love your block.

  143. Polly Hada on November 11th, 2011 8:23 pm

    LOVE the block. You sure are creative and have a great eye for color. I’ve learned so much since finding you last year! Thank you.

  144. Bev Gunn on November 11th, 2011 8:26 pm

    Not usually a fan of applique, but when done with fusible and machine stitched, can handle. Your block is so simple and elegant I have a feeling I wil be making it!

  145. Elizabeth on November 11th, 2011 9:03 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the book Dolls and Dresses. I have wanted to get it. I love your designs Thanks

  146. Michelle M on November 11th, 2011 9:34 pm

    Such a sweet block. It would fit great as part of a Valentine Day table runner.

  147. Gina on November 11th, 2011 10:25 pm

    I love applique. This would be a nice addition to a pieced quilt – maybe in the corners.

  148. Donna Russ on November 11th, 2011 11:35 pm

    Seen that block on the front page and quessed that that was your block lol….I love it..Thanks for a chance to win either book.

  149. Chris on November 11th, 2011 11:53 pm

    Love your block. I can’t wait to see the new book.

  150. KrisD on November 12th, 2011 6:05 am

    Love your block design. How cute would this be in a bedsized quilt! Thanks for the chance to win. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

  151. Diane on November 12th, 2011 6:09 am

    Your block is very charming, as I knew it would be! You always do such great work! Thanks for the giveaway.

  152. Shannon on November 12th, 2011 6:58 am

    What a cuteblock. It reminds of of the bleedheart plant.

  153. tammy k. on November 12th, 2011 7:04 am

    what a gorgeous block!

  154. Sandra on November 12th, 2011 8:54 am

    Lovely block. I like the rather abstract overall design. Thanks for the giveaway.

  155. Connie on November 12th, 2011 11:16 am

    Beautiful block and congrats again for making the cover!

  156. Lynn Kilgard on November 12th, 2011 12:45 pm

    Your block is really cute. I have a new little granddaughter and it would be fun to make something for her with that design.

  157. Phyllis on November 12th, 2011 3:18 pm

    Beautiful Heartlet block. The Dolls and Dresses to Applique looks great. My fingers are crossed. Thank you.

  158. Alberta in N GA on November 12th, 2011 3:40 pm

    Love your heart block and love the circles on the hearts…shall have to make this block

  159. Sheryl on November 12th, 2011 5:20 pm

    That’s a darling block, and I could see using that in a Project Linus quilt. I’d love to win the magazine or the doll book. I need some new applique inspiration!

  160. Niki on November 12th, 2011 5:34 pm

    Loved your block…it put a smile on my face!

  161. Melody on November 12th, 2011 6:23 pm

    I love that block!

  162. Donna on November 12th, 2011 7:51 pm

    I am a new quilter and have a lot to learn. I love your work! Beautiful!

  163. Marie on November 12th, 2011 8:08 pm

    Your block is absolutely adorable and so useable in lots of different ways! Congratulations.

  164. Mandy on November 13th, 2011 6:56 am

    Love your block Miss Kay. I’m an applique lover myself. I wouldn’t have it any other way! Thanks for the chance to win.

  165. Becky in Georgia on November 13th, 2011 8:04 am

    Your Dolls and Dresses pattern reminding me how much I loved paper dolls as a girl. Thanks for contributing a block to Vol. 4.

  166. Bente on November 13th, 2011 8:29 am

    beautiful block, lovely book!
    Thanks for the chance to win ☺

  167. Liz on November 13th, 2011 2:35 pm

    Very sweet block. Your book with toe dolls and dressed looks very interesting. I too liked paper dolls as a child

  168. Tammy Hempel on November 14th, 2011 5:27 am

    I love your block. I can not wait to do this block. congrads on it and keep up the good work.

  169. kathleen c. on November 14th, 2011 9:25 am

    Congratulations on being featured in the 4th Volume! I’m a hand appliquer at heart but would love to explore machine applique; your hearts on a vine pattern would make a lovely pillow for my bed.
    I donate items to our annual library sale to raise money for library programs; your doll book may give me ideas for new projects for the benefit sale. Thanks so much for your blog.

  170. Teresa Felgueiras on November 14th, 2011 12:58 pm

    Congratulations!!Your block is beautiful and it sure deserved publishing. Keep up the great work.

  171. kwiltnkats on November 14th, 2011 2:01 pm

    Hi Kay, I just now had opportunity to visit your Blog Tour post. Glad I did as I really like your block #312. I particularly like how you used the blanket stitch to finish each heart. Congratulations for making it again to this exceptional QM publication. I’ll have my Volume 4 in hand soon, be sure. Sandi

  172. Marge Prewitt on November 14th, 2011 5:39 pm

    Your site was sent to me today as I just learning applique. I love the Heartlets block and it looks like a newbie could do it with a little bit of patience and in my case, a lot of luck. Great pattern and site.