April 30, 2013

A hearty welcome to you!! It’s Day 2 of the 100 Blocks Volume 7 blog tour!

I’m Kay Mackenzie, a designer and author in Santa Cruz, California. My website is By Kay Mackenzie, which has all of my books and patterns on it, plus select notions for the appliqué enthusiast. If this is your first time visiting my blog All About Appliqué, I’m glad you’re here! You’ll find a wealth of information about appliqué — all kinds — here on the blog. If you’re a regular reader or you’ve been here before for one of these hops, welcome back!

I’m delighted to say that this is my sixth time having a block in an issue of 100 Blocks. It’s so much fun! Dogs and cats often work their way into my appliqué designs. This time, I went back to my first love in animals. I was one of those horse-crazy girls, and for awhile we had a little horse Zora, named after the beloved ninth-grade English teacher that all of us kids had going through school.

Me and Zora, circa 19$%&^ oh sorry got a finger cramp. Zora was white with black specks, known as a flea-bitten gray. She was a gentle soul and and she let me ride her bareback all around the countryside for hours.

When I was looking for the photo I found another one, this time of my beautiful late mother when she was young. Maybe it runs in the family. :)

Now you know why I was so pleased that the editors of 100 Blocks chose “Dream Pony” to be in Volume 7!

For my block that’s in the magazine, pictured above, I made a buckskin pony. You can easily change the coat color, mane, and tail to make a whole herd of others!


Dapple Gray





Just a few of the wide range of wonderful ponies in the world.

There are 99 more charming and delightful quilt blocks in Volume 7, made all different ways, so there’s something for everyone. The publishers are offering a free copy of the magazine to a lucky winner! If you’d like a chance to win one, leave a comment here on this post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Monday, May 6.

Thanks a million for visiting, enjoy the hop! Be sure to start each day this week at Quilty Pleasures.

By Kay Mackenzie


259 Responses to “Dream Pony”

  1. Anita on April 30th, 2013 12:37 am

    Great block! I am sure this will be a favorite for a lot of girls.

  2. Stephanie A on April 30th, 2013 1:25 am

    Love that horse! Great block!

  3. Martha Latimore on April 30th, 2013 3:56 am

    I’m looking forward to lots of ideas and help with applique from this blog.

  4. Kathleen C on April 30th, 2013 4:29 am

    I know a little girl who would love your pony in applique.
    The photos of you and your mother are wonderful and surely full of memories for you. I think our quilts can also tell stories about us and our lives.
    Thanks very much; I follow your blog in “Old Reader”.

  5. Mary Jo Jones on April 30th, 2013 4:37 am

    Oh my! What horse lover wouldn’t love this block! It brings back memories! Congrats on being in the magazine.

  6. Andrea on April 30th, 2013 4:48 am

    I love the pony block!

  7. Lea on April 30th, 2013 4:55 am

    My husband just asked me this weekend “what is it with girls and horses?” I don’t know, they are beautiful! What girl doesn’t love them!? It’s a must have block for my Barn quilt!

  8. Betsy on April 30th, 2013 5:01 am

    Wow, that pony and all it’s versions are awesome. Thank you for the chance Kay

  9. Sandi on April 30th, 2013 5:05 am

    Your pony block is adorable! thanks for the chance to a win a copy of the magazine.

  10. Jitka on April 30th, 2013 5:10 am

    wow, It is nice – something for my daughter, she loves horses a lot.

  11. alice m on April 30th, 2013 5:13 am

    Your pony block is so cute. Could see myself making this block.

  12. Lisa Marie on April 30th, 2013 5:13 am

    Great block! Perfect for my nieces who love horses. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Susan on April 30th, 2013 5:15 am

    What a sweet applique block! Nice job and congratulations on having your pattern published!

  14. Robbin on April 30th, 2013 5:16 am

    Love the pony, thanks for sharing!

  15. Bernie S on April 30th, 2013 5:23 am

    Nice applique block.

  16. KT on April 30th, 2013 5:24 am

    Great block–I’ll have to make this one for my daughter who loves horses. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Deb G in VA on April 30th, 2013 5:28 am

    I love your pony block and all the variations!

  18. Laurie in Maine on April 30th, 2013 5:29 am

    Thanks for the chance!

  19. Elaine on April 30th, 2013 5:34 am

    Dream pony brought back a lot of memories.

    I had a horse for years. When our kids were young we had a Shetland pony and horses for them.

    Thanks for the different block ideas and the trip down memory lane.

  20. Karyn Ashley-Smith on April 30th, 2013 5:40 am

    I have nieces that have horses and would LOVE anything I made with this block! One is expecting her first child this fall..what a great baby gift that would make!

    Congrats on being in the 100 again!

  21. Bonnie on April 30th, 2013 5:49 am

    Love the pony block… I miss my horses as I have had a few over the years.. what a great quilt this little pony would make, might even think of dressing the pony up in bright colors with bows and flowers on their tails for my grand daughter who loves the My Little Pony toys

  22. Koricard on April 30th, 2013 5:49 am

    I am so glad I found your website. I haven’t done much applique work yet but I am wanting to learn. Your website will be very helpful to me with all your tips and instructions. Thank you.

  23. Sandy (aka Stitches) on April 30th, 2013 5:54 am

    Applique is my favorite method of sewing and quilting. I love your block too. I like all of your patterns.

  24. Mary Kastner on April 30th, 2013 5:55 am

    The horse blocks are really cute. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine .


  25. Brenda Hulsey on April 30th, 2013 5:59 am

    Beautiful pictures of you and your mom on the horses! I had a few horses when I was small too. This block is super cute and can be changed in so many ways! Love it!

  26. Deborah on April 30th, 2013 6:12 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Growing up on a farm, I had a gray roan gelding named Sunny. He taught me all I ever needed to know about riding – ha – so many great memories. Great block.

  27. Rose on April 30th, 2013 6:16 am

    My granddaughter would love this horse in a quilt! Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Hilachas on April 30th, 2013 6:16 am

    Congratulations on having your block chosen for the 6th time. WTG! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

  29. Jacquelyn Morris-Smith on April 30th, 2013 6:20 am

    When I saw your ‘horse’ block I immediately thought of my lovely neice who is now a grown woman and her love of horses. She is also a
    crafty woman, so thanks for the memories.

  30. cynthia on April 30th, 2013 6:22 am

    That dream pony will make a quilt that a little girl would adore!

  31. Sheryl Miller on April 30th, 2013 6:22 am

    I just recently discovered your blog (I am a newbie to quilting). I am looking forward to using all your tips when I applique. Thanks for this opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

  32. Gill on April 30th, 2013 6:26 am

    I love the pony and my daughter will too!!

  33. Debbie Rhodes on April 30th, 2013 6:28 am

    I know a couple girls who would love a pillow from this block…. thanks for the chance to win..

  34. Patricia Szymanski on April 30th, 2013 6:33 am

    What an adorable block! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

  35. Cathy on April 30th, 2013 6:33 am

    What a cute block. Perfect for my granddaughter. Thanks for the giveaway. Hugs

  36. Dana Gaffney on April 30th, 2013 6:34 am

    Ahhh, lovely, what little girl wouldn’t love a quilt with a dream pony on it? Thanks.

  37. Leslie on April 30th, 2013 6:42 am

    Love your pony! One can never have enough horse related patterns in my view.

  38. Michelle Harrison on April 30th, 2013 6:44 am

    What a fun block for mother and daughter or grandmother and granddaughter to work on together. With today’s great fusibles, a fun little throw pillow would take hardly any time at all.

  39. Anne on April 30th, 2013 6:56 am

    What a great pattern for any horse lover! Thanks for a chance to win!

  40. Denise :) on April 30th, 2013 6:57 am

    This is the perfect block for a granddaughter or grandson who absolutely *loves* all things horse!! Great block — thank you!! :)

  41. Eva on April 30th, 2013 7:05 am

    What an awesome block for a young lady who loves horses or horse back riding. Thanks so much for sharing.

  42. Janie on April 30th, 2013 7:07 am

    My son’s new wife has a granddaughter that is 6 years old and she loves horses. This would be perfect for her. And since she is my great granddaughter, I will make her a quilt.

  43. Kristen on April 30th, 2013 7:07 am

    I’ve been following your website for a long time and I knew you’d have a great block! What fun. In fact, I think it would quilt up as a nice fundraiser for a horse rescue or therapeutic riding program! Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Loralynn on April 30th, 2013 7:11 am

    What a darling block. I love the pictures of you and your Mom…that just adds to the sweetness of your block!

  45. Susan Stanton on April 30th, 2013 7:22 am

    Your quilt block brings back memories. It’s darling, a little girl would love it too.

  46. Karen in Breezy Point on April 30th, 2013 7:22 am

    Cute block! I’m looking forward to picking up the magazine–it’s always fun!

  47. Cathy B on April 30th, 2013 7:23 am

    Great block, congrats on getting in the magazine! thank you!

  48. Debbie on April 30th, 2013 7:27 am

    Very nice block.

  49. Jill on April 30th, 2013 7:27 am

    Fun way to remember your youth.

  50. Sandra Timmons on April 30th, 2013 7:30 am

    I was on a pony once at my girlfriend’s house. The pony was really easy to ride and was not giving me any problems. However, he stopped to get a drink from the pond and I just slipped and fell off. Didn’t get hurt but I was so embarrassed. So, I just pet them and admire them. Your block is very cute indeed. Just need to win that copy of QM 100 Blocks, Volume 7 magazine. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  51. Darrell on April 30th, 2013 7:32 am

    Wonderful Block. My sister-in-law loves horses too.. I can see me using this in a quilt for her. Thanks for designing this beautiful block.

  52. Annie on April 30th, 2013 7:34 am

    My library system has a few of your books, so I put them on hold to check them out!

  53. Margaret Schindler on April 30th, 2013 7:47 am

    Your block is so cute. I look forward to following your blog

  54. Mary Jo on April 30th, 2013 7:49 am

    Who of us did NOT love horses as a child?? I was horse crazy!! Now that I am all grown up, I do live on a farm and have a miniature horse named Mr Ed, whom I love dearly, and some donkeys, along with cows, chickens, goats and sheep, too! My favorite horse color is white with black specs, just like your beloved Zora! Wish I had one of them so I could ride her everywhere, too!!

  55. Jean on April 30th, 2013 7:58 am

    With all the different horse types who can make a complete quilt with the same block. What do you have in cats?

  56. Lisa Mikel on April 30th, 2013 7:59 am

    Your block is charming! Congratulations on it being chosen, thanks for the chance to win.

  57. Margaret Andrews on April 30th, 2013 8:07 am

    What a cute pony and so many different choices to sew. Can’t wait for Volume 7.

  58. Tammy L on April 30th, 2013 8:23 am

    What a great block. This one is sure to be a big hit. Great job.

  59. shirley tener on April 30th, 2013 8:25 am

    Getty Up Gal, From TX

  60. Becky (central oregon) on April 30th, 2013 8:27 am

    Ohhhhh…I know just the little girl I can make that pony for!

  61. Darlene on April 30th, 2013 8:28 am

    The horse is great! Your applique patterns are beautiful. I’d like to make them all.

  62. Marie on April 30th, 2013 8:29 am

    Congratulations in being in the magazine again. Great block!

  63. Kathy S on April 30th, 2013 8:35 am

    Wow, I always wanted a pony. Now, I’ll have one!

  64. Lee Ann L. on April 30th, 2013 8:41 am

    My niece would love that block as she loves horses. thanks for showcase the variety of horses.

  65. Mary W on April 30th, 2013 8:45 am

    What a great block for a childs quilt! Thank you for sharing.

  66. Elizabeth McDonald on April 30th, 2013 8:48 am

    I love applique, and your pony is delightful!

  67. sandy on April 30th, 2013 8:50 am

    What a wonderful block. I am sure it will be very popular for those young horse loving girls.

  68. Cindy Wienstroer on April 30th, 2013 8:50 am

    I also was horse crazy – think most girls are dreaming of freedom. I think it is lucky that your blog is today since Sat is the Kentucky Derby which has 2 favorites – horses & hats.

  69. Lou on April 30th, 2013 8:53 am

    Sweet block!

  70. Hueisei on April 30th, 2013 8:53 am

    Very cute block!

  71. Sandra MacWilliam on April 30th, 2013 8:53 am

    What a wonderful story and an adorable block. How fun!

  72. Beth T. on April 30th, 2013 9:01 am

    I have some horse crazy nieces who would love this block made into wall-hanging for their rooms. Thanks for designing something that is sure to please.

  73. Teri powers on April 30th, 2013 9:08 am

    Love your block and the magazine. Thanks for a chance to win

  74. Gena in Dallas on April 30th, 2013 9:10 am

    The horse is adorable!! I’ve always been intimidated by applique, but there will come a time when I face my fears and simply give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  75. Nancyanne C on April 30th, 2013 9:15 am

    The horse is great, I think I’ll make it the label on the quilt I’m making for my sister in law

  76. Sheree on April 30th, 2013 9:23 am

    I know my sister would just love this one. She is all about horses. I will just have to make her a quilt using this!!! Thanks!!

  77. Tammy H on April 30th, 2013 9:25 am

    What a great issue this is going to be!

  78. Susie on April 30th, 2013 9:30 am

    I love horses and love your blocks. I am new to quilting and have not tried applique yet. What inspiration!

  79. Linda Armenti on April 30th, 2013 9:35 am

    Now who doesn’t love ponies, I ask you! It’s a great block.

  80. Donna Joy on April 30th, 2013 9:38 am

    I always wanted a pony when I was a little girl, so love your block. I read every book I could find with a horse theme.

  81. marta on April 30th, 2013 9:42 am

    what a novel idea, I like it , thank you.

  82. Kris S in WI on April 30th, 2013 9:50 am

    Very cute block and love that you provided options. The name, Zora is special to me. I knew a lady named Zora whose granddaughter is Zori. Two beautiful ladies.

  83. Susan on April 30th, 2013 9:53 am

    It’s amazing that some of your best work is done concerning things we really hold near and dear. I am thrilled that your block is the magazine. They know what they are doing. And, wow, the sixth inclusion is wonderful. I think this block will be used and used for both boys and girls of many ages.
    Thank you for being generous with your giveaway.

  84. Jocelyn on April 30th, 2013 9:58 am

    What an amazing block!! Love the creativity, and options. Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks.

  85. Karen in CA on April 30th, 2013 10:07 am

    Love your block and the variations. Thanks for the chance to win.

  86. Donna Phelps on April 30th, 2013 10:08 am

    Congrats on your 7th showcase of 100 Blocks. I love Dream Pony and I am sure it will be a cherished lock used by many.

  87. Jennifer B on April 30th, 2013 10:10 am

    Love your pony block – it would make a great gift for my grade schooler’s teacher who loves horses.

  88. KatieQ on April 30th, 2013 10:13 am

    This block would make a great quilt. It would be fun to alternate pony blocks with barn blocks.

  89. Kate on April 30th, 2013 10:18 am

    Great block for a horse lover! Thanks for the chance to win.

  90. Jody on April 30th, 2013 10:20 am

    This would be the perfect block to go in my memory quilt–she’d need to be a palomino!

  91. Martina on April 30th, 2013 10:21 am

    Beautiful block! Looove it!

  92. Pam on April 30th, 2013 10:24 am

    Love your Dream Pony! I just live south of you in Pismo Beach!

  93. Gwen on April 30th, 2013 10:33 am

    What a great design, and horses, no less, perfect. thanks for the chance to win.

  94. Tamsyn on April 30th, 2013 10:36 am

    Great block. A good friend’s mare just delivered a foal. Such a wonderful sight!

  95. Cher on April 30th, 2013 10:44 am

    I love your block. When I was a girl (also in 19$#%*”) we had a “Horse Lovers Club” because we loved them but lived in a city. We studied all the different types and even learned to draw them – all on our own with no adult supervision! Anyway, I can’t wait to make a quilt with your pony!

  96. Judy S on April 30th, 2013 10:44 am

    A very nice design. One always has a horse lover in the family to make this for.

  97. Sharon Lichter on April 30th, 2013 10:54 am

    Beautiful pictures. So fun to remember when.

  98. Kathy L on April 30th, 2013 10:59 am

    You are so creative. Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. barbara woods on April 30th, 2013 11:04 am

    would love to win this thanks

  100. Nancy B from Many LA on April 30th, 2013 11:12 am

    My little pony! Your block is so cute!

  101. Nancy Angerer on April 30th, 2013 11:14 am

    I didn’t have opportunities to ride when I was young but did some in the Rockies in the 70″s. I even got to ride in the tundra in Alaska. All good memories! Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

  102. Karen on April 30th, 2013 11:23 am

    I loved going riding as a child. I really like the different ponies your block can make.

  103. Alberta Diane on April 30th, 2013 11:26 am

    My childhood pony’s name was Toby. I loved him so much!

  104. PJB on April 30th, 2013 11:35 am

    What a cute block! I love to applique, and would love a copy of the magazine.

  105. Joyce Mitchell on April 30th, 2013 11:44 am

    Love your horse block – thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

  106. Sandra on April 30th, 2013 11:44 am

    Love the block, so cute. Brought back memories of my siblings and I riding our old farm horse around the yard. His name was King.

  107. Robin on April 30th, 2013 11:50 am

    Thanks for the chance to win this magazine. I was also a horse-crazy girl back in 19^&%*, geez those finger cramps seem to be spreading ……………….

  108. Jane on April 30th, 2013 11:53 am

    This mag looks great – and your block is so creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

  109. Lorie on April 30th, 2013 11:54 am

    I love your work. I have learned a lot on appliqué from your book. Thanks

  110. Nancy Smith on April 30th, 2013 11:59 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 7”

  111. Margo Scott on April 30th, 2013 12:00 pm

    What a sweet block! Congrats and well deserved!!

  112. Mary Crowther on April 30th, 2013 12:05 pm

    My MIL is named ZORA! What a great Blocks for little girls or boys who love their horses. Even the ones that have My Little Ponies collections. I like to applique. I tested your Sitting Kitty Block for Vol 5. Thanks for a chance to WIN Volume 7.

  113. Jennifer Padden on April 30th, 2013 12:12 pm

    I too loved horses as a young girl. My dream was to ride in the home town parade with lots of sequins on my shirt and carry the American flag. How fun to remember those dreams! thanks of the opportunity to win.

  114. soozspeak on April 30th, 2013 12:18 pm

    Love this pattern. I know what some of my friends are getting for Christmas now!

  115. Nita on April 30th, 2013 12:34 pm

    That looks like a block I could attempt. Thanks!

  116. kathy h on April 30th, 2013 12:37 pm

    Looks like a wonderful block to make and not too hard either. I am still learning applique so I think I can do this one.

  117. Suji on April 30th, 2013 12:37 pm

    Have always loved horses. Pretended to be one as a child…had many adventures as a “horse.”

  118. Rhonda Casey on April 30th, 2013 12:41 pm

    I to was crazy about horses as a child and I’m still horse crazy today. My dream is to have a small ranch and a “few” horses.

    But if that dream doesn’t come true, as least I’ll have a horse quilt. Thanks for the pattern, can’t wait to get the magazine.

  119. Shawn J on April 30th, 2013 12:45 pm

    I really like applique and your work is very cute. Love your block!
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  120. Victoria Miner on April 30th, 2013 12:51 pm

    I love your applique work. I’ve been subscribed to your blog for several years and always look forward to your new posts. Thanks for your giveaway.

  121. Joanna on April 30th, 2013 12:56 pm

    What a sweet block. I love the flowers you added. I’ve only been horseback riding once, but I do love the animals. Such beautiful creatures.

  122. Vivian on April 30th, 2013 1:04 pm

    I can imagine a ton of quilts using your block. Very cute.

  123. CarolynR on April 30th, 2013 1:05 pm

    What a great horse block! I have friends who are going to love this!

  124. Jenelle Boxberger on April 30th, 2013 1:08 pm

    Love your block and congrats. Thanks. My grand daughter is crazy about horses so I know she would love this block made into something.

  125. Karen Watkins on April 30th, 2013 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’ll be checking out your book through my library!

  126. Liz on April 30th, 2013 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win the drawing.

  127. lindawwww on April 30th, 2013 1:21 pm

    Congratulations on your adorable block! Thanks for the chance to win.

  128. Michele on April 30th, 2013 1:25 pm

    Great horses! I haven’t seen many horse blocks before. Like the way the breed is varied.

  129. Sandy on April 30th, 2013 1:39 pm

    You must have a lot of fun designing these!

  130. Shirley Suter on April 30th, 2013 1:50 pm

    OMG! I was just trying to come up with a gift for a horse lover! This is perfect and will require little to make it a draft horse! Feel like a winner already but thanks for a chance to win!

  131. Joan H.r on April 30th, 2013 1:52 pm

    I am just learning to applique so i will be back to this website. Love your block.

  132. Cindy May on April 30th, 2013 1:52 pm

    Cute block! Great for a young gal to dream under!

  133. Darlene B on April 30th, 2013 1:57 pm

    Love this magazine and would love to win a copy!

  134. Lynn Kilgard on April 30th, 2013 2:00 pm

    I love applique and your pony is so cute!

  135. Vicki H on April 30th, 2013 2:02 pm

    I don’t applique much, but I know my granddaughter will love your block.

  136. Laura G. on April 30th, 2013 2:03 pm

    I love how you showed the different color options for those of us who aren’t horse people. Much simpler than having to google the different breeds of horses. Thanks!

  137. MargaretQuilts on April 30th, 2013 2:16 pm

    Hmmm, I think my son would like a quilt with a variety of these horse blocks. Good work!

  138. glenda on April 30th, 2013 2:23 pm

    My granddaughter would love these ponies

  139. Bonnie Thiem on April 30th, 2013 2:24 pm

    Applique is my thing. I love to do it. If something needs to be done my friends bring it to me. This is a cute little horse. You can make it in so many color combinations.

  140. Janice Padgett on April 30th, 2013 2:37 pm

    What a fabulous blog for appliqué! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  141. Becky S. on April 30th, 2013 2:38 pm

    So glad I found you!!
    I love applique!!

  142. Robyn B on April 30th, 2013 2:42 pm

    I love the pony block. I was horse crazy too as a girl. Still am really.

  143. Bonnie Coleman on April 30th, 2013 3:00 pm

    Just sayin…..I love horses too! We grew up on a farm in South Georgia & had a mustang named Star that we frequently rode…& loved! Love your block!

  144. Miss Pat on April 30th, 2013 3:05 pm

    Your adorable horse block would make many little girls very happy.
    Great choice.

  145. Karen McManus on April 30th, 2013 3:07 pm

    What would we do without appliqué and all it’s possibilities?

  146. Theresa on April 30th, 2013 3:13 pm

    Although this block would be perfect for anyone…I’m always on the lookout for block designs that would be awesome for little boys….and this would be very appropriate!

  147. Linda Ferguson on April 30th, 2013 3:14 pm

    Very cute

  148. carla bynum on April 30th, 2013 3:21 pm

    Hi!!!! So sweet!!! I know a little boy and a little girl who would love this!!! It could be done many ways!!! Thank You

  149. Janet T on April 30th, 2013 3:23 pm

    Love your block!

  150. WyoDi on April 30th, 2013 3:27 pm

    So nice that you took the extra steps to provide ideas for different breeds. I’m partial to Appies! Congrats on making V#7!

  151. Laura on April 30th, 2013 3:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing the variations of your pony block. I think I would like to make a dappled gray pony. I will definitely have to buy volume 7 now.

  152. Jinnine Pearce on April 30th, 2013 3:45 pm

    Wonderful idea to do a pony block

  153. Debbie St.Germain on April 30th, 2013 3:45 pm

    I was the same way when younger, but couldn’t have a horse. I had lots of friends that did, so I got to enjoy riding.
    This would be fun to do in different colors for a kid’s quilt.


  154. Julie B on April 30th, 2013 3:54 pm

    I love horses. Thanks for the chance to win.

  155. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ on April 30th, 2013 4:02 pm

    I, too, love horses but grew up in the city and didn’t get a chance to be around them very often. Your block is great.

  156. Gloria Bruce on April 30th, 2013 4:06 pm

    I do like your pony block, but I really also enjoyed scrolling down the pages of your blog. the quilts show pictures and comments were great to see.

  157. Shelor on April 30th, 2013 4:11 pm

    We all dream of ponies as children, few are lucky enough to have them! Really like the pony block.

  158. Kathy (QuiltMonkey) on April 30th, 2013 4:12 pm

    Great block! I love all the options for color. It would look fantastic is so many different fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

  159. Rachell R on April 30th, 2013 4:12 pm

    I just love horses! buckskins and palomino coloring a have always been my favorites.
    thanks and congrats for so many blocks included.

  160. LJ on April 30th, 2013 4:13 pm

    Congratulations – 7 – wow!! Dream Pony is adorable and a great block for a little one who’s dreaming of having their very own pony.

  161. Carla G on April 30th, 2013 4:14 pm

    What a great horse! And it was neat to see the horse change by changing the coloring. :)

  162. Darlene Krystal on April 30th, 2013 4:20 pm

    Way cool block!!!! I love the horse designs that you included…..Thanks so much for a great block to learn….Have a great quilting day!!!

  163. Wendy on April 30th, 2013 4:25 pm

    Cute block and thanks for the horse pattern. I would love a chance to win this magazine! Thanks!

  164. Lynda on April 30th, 2013 4:28 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win

  165. Patty Swatzell on April 30th, 2013 4:29 pm

    Congratulations on your having a 6th block in Quiltmaker Vol 7! I love the applique horse you came up with this time. It can be made in so many colors even magical!

  166. Cindy on April 30th, 2013 4:54 pm

    Congrats on this lovely horse block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  167. Liz on April 30th, 2013 4:59 pm

    I love the dream pony block. Thanks for the opportunity to win the magazine.

  168. Carol Sc on April 30th, 2013 5:03 pm

    What little girl doesn’t love ponies and horses? I can see your block in a pillow and it is a pretty straight forward applique so not so hard to do.

  169. Donna Amos on April 30th, 2013 5:03 pm

    Your pony block is so cute. I like the different ways you showed to color them. Thanks for a chance to win.

  170. Kate on April 30th, 2013 5:10 pm

    I was a horsey girl too, and so was my mom and some of my aunts. I think its a girl thing. Very cute block, thanks for the chance.

  171. apple blossom on April 30th, 2013 5:10 pm

    nice pony block I like it

  172. Karin on April 30th, 2013 5:34 pm

    OK, don’t laugh, but when I was young, I thought I could grow my own pony by planting a horse hair in the flower bed. I can’t tell you how many hairs I planted, but I never did grow my own pony. Years later, after I got married, we lived on a little produce farm, and most of our friends and neighbors had horses, so I got to love ’em & ride ’em & brush ’em, all without the expense of owning one.

    I love what you’ve drawn up & I’m proud for you that they included it in the book!! Congratulations!

  173. Sandy A in St. Louis on April 30th, 2013 5:35 pm

    Wonderful pony! I can see a horn added to it to make a Unicorn, too!

    Thanks for sharing!

  174. Cecilia on April 30th, 2013 5:41 pm

    Great block! My granddaughters would love a quilt with your pony block in it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  175. Jackie C on April 30th, 2013 5:46 pm

    Very cute, love the Palomino, my favorite.

  176. Janine Huisjen on April 30th, 2013 5:48 pm

    I don’t know much about horses, but I bet a little girl would love this block in all your variations–or maybe in “My Little Pony” colors.

  177. JillB on April 30th, 2013 5:49 pm

    Love your block! With this short visit, it appears that I could spend hours looking through your blogs. Will get this added to my Bloglovin list!

  178. ritainalaska on April 30th, 2013 5:57 pm

    enjoyed reading your block background, love the block. thanx for the chanc to win a copy of this issue.

  179. Brenda J. on April 30th, 2013 6:09 pm

    Love the pictures of you and your mother riding horses. Those are special memories and make for great inspiration in quilting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  180. Cindy K on April 30th, 2013 6:10 pm

    Your Pony block is so cute. I can’t wait to see all the other blocks. Thank you for this chance to win.

  181. Sallie on April 30th, 2013 6:25 pm

    I plan to use these in a round robin quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  182. Carol Kuse on April 30th, 2013 6:34 pm

    I have girls that love horses so they will love this block.

  183. Emily C on April 30th, 2013 7:02 pm

    I’m so glad you got into this issue. I just love horses and this block is so versatile. Great block for my next childrens quilt.

  184. Diane R on April 30th, 2013 7:29 pm

    I love the horses! Reminds me of the when my daughter was horse crazy and we would go to the Parade of Breeds at the Minnesota Horse Expo. The Icelandic Ponies were my favorite!

  185. Simone Frotten on April 30th, 2013 7:30 pm

    Thank you for giving me a chance to win the 199 blocks magazine.

  186. Laura on April 30th, 2013 7:31 pm

    Your block and the story behind it not only captured my attention, it captured my heart as well. I can so relate to this. I have a picture of my grandmother as a teenager standing by her buggy with her dapple gray, Belle, hitched up to it.

    Congratulations on having your block selected for volume 7!

  187. Kay Ahr on April 30th, 2013 7:36 pm

    I’d be tempted to make a bunch of those applique ponies. It would remind me of the wild horses near where I once lived in Nevada.

  188. Bonnie Pfrimmer on April 30th, 2013 7:37 pm

    Your block is so cute..You are so creative!! Thanks for sharing your block with us.

  189. Betty on April 30th, 2013 7:39 pm

    I was scared of horses as a child because they looked so big, but I think they are one of the most beautiful creatures on earth!

  190. Shirley V on April 30th, 2013 7:40 pm

    A perfect block for a horse lover. What a great idea to be able to personalize it to look like a favorite pet.

  191. Tami Chaulk on April 30th, 2013 7:40 pm

    The pictures of you and your mother riding horses are really sweet. Wonderful inspiration for quilting. This would be a great block to make for the Children’s Room at our local library. Thanks for the chance to win!

  192. Laura G on April 30th, 2013 7:42 pm

    very cute block, thx for the chance to win!

  193. Sandra Visser on April 30th, 2013 7:43 pm

    Grats on having your block chosen.

  194. Franci on April 30th, 2013 7:43 pm

    My niece would go crazy for this block as wall hanging in her bedroom

  195. Cathryn H on April 30th, 2013 7:51 pm

    I can see this is one block I will be making several of. I too love horses – although due to arthritis in my hips, I no longer ride. But I still have relatives with a love of horses who would get a kick out of a quilt made up of “Dream Pony”

  196. Karen on April 30th, 2013 7:52 pm

    Love the horse…great for a child’s quilt, maybe my own grandson…:)
    I have signed up to follow you and am hoping to learn all I can about appliqué from your site…:)
    Thank you for the chance to win…

  197. Janet Sabol on April 30th, 2013 7:59 pm

    That is so cool that you’ve designed the horse designs for different breeds. I’m going to continue to check out your site for applique info and designs.

  198. Mary Arline S on April 30th, 2013 7:59 pm

    “Congratulations!” I have enjoyed my visit to your home page. I am going to have my
    great neice visit with me have her select
    which horse she would like. I plan on
    making her a pillow. I will be back!

  199. Libby Ernst on April 30th, 2013 8:01 pm

    Hi Kay, love your block. I cannot wait to put it on a quilt for my granddaughter. Thanks

  200. Nancy M on April 30th, 2013 8:02 pm

    Your horse block is great for a girl’s quilt and the other fabric choices for more horses gives us lots to work with. Thank you for a chance to win the issue.

  201. Louise Cheever on April 30th, 2013 8:05 pm

    I don’t applique but you might convince me.

  202. Cindi C on April 30th, 2013 8:16 pm

    What a cute block. I know a little girl who is horse crazy, perfect for her.

  203. kwiltnkats on April 30th, 2013 8:35 pm

    I noticed your block almost first on the cover of Vol 7. Looks like any young horse lover would enjoy dreaming on a pillow with Dream Pony. Thanks for a chance to win Vol 7. Sandi

  204. Angele on April 30th, 2013 8:44 pm

    I absolutely love your appliqués. This is my new technique to learn. I just logged into your blog thanks for sharing.

  205. Ellen on April 30th, 2013 8:48 pm

    Love the horse applique.

  206. Karen J. on April 30th, 2013 8:57 pm

    Got a smile on my face reading your blog. Memories are great.

  207. Liz Engman on April 30th, 2013 9:04 pm

    There’s a horse owner/lover in the family that would love this–must make it. Thanks.


  208. Georgie on April 30th, 2013 9:26 pm

    I love your horse block – so cute! Congrats on having it in the magazine. And thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  209. Valorie Spanogle on April 30th, 2013 9:33 pm

    I love you block. It could be quite helpful as my granddaughter loves horses.

  210. Gramma Sheri on April 30th, 2013 9:36 pm

    A wonderful photo of your mother and a touching remembrance of her. This is a perfect block for a granddaughter’s quilt.

  211. Terri E on April 30th, 2013 10:00 pm

    Your pony block is so cute! I loved seeing the pictures of you and your mother on the horses. Thanks for the chance to win.

  212. usairdoll on April 30th, 2013 10:04 pm

    Congratulations on having your block accepted, year number six, awesome! Love your horse block. I grew up on a farm and have photos of myself riding. Thanks for sharing your photos, brings back great memories, hehe. This would be a fun block to make.

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.


  213. Jan F on April 30th, 2013 10:05 pm

    Love the block! And thanks for sharing the memories.

  214. Jofrid on April 30th, 2013 10:21 pm

    Your horse is beautiful. Hugs Jofrid

  215. Donna Bacon on April 30th, 2013 10:29 pm

    Just learning freezer paper applique. Your block will be lots of fun to do.

  216. Judy1522 on April 30th, 2013 10:35 pm

    I love your Dream Pony block. It would be great to make into a quilt with a different color of pony in each block.

  217. Jane Freeman on April 30th, 2013 10:40 pm

    I love the pony and the suggested variations. Would you do a greyhound for a raffle quilt?

  218. Julie in WA on April 30th, 2013 10:58 pm

    I would make this horse a Morgan, just like the ones that Almanzo Wilder drove in the Little House on the Prairie books!

  219. Robin on April 30th, 2013 11:19 pm

    I love the variations and your inspiration for this block.

  220. Debbie in WA on April 30th, 2013 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the darling pony ~ so many great ideas to use this block too.

  221. Pat V. on May 1st, 2013 12:01 am

    Cute horse! I think mine would somehow become a My Little Pony…

  222. Connie on May 1st, 2013 12:19 am

    What a precious horse, love this block!

  223. Kerry Davidson on May 1st, 2013 2:08 am

    This is a wonderful block. I am making an oriental quilt for my daughter, but on the back with be different reminders of her childhood. This block will be perfect to portray her horse Gunna, a lovely grey.

  224. Marca Fritzemeier on May 1st, 2013 3:49 am

    My first horse was an ornery Shetland pony named Ginger.

  225. Lovie Ball on May 1st, 2013 4:07 am

    I think all young girls are a little horse crazy. I was unicorn crazy, and yes I can see your block made in non-horse colors and a small horn.

  226. Maureen on May 1st, 2013 5:26 am

    Another wonderful block Kay! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!

  227. diane in lecanto on May 1st, 2013 5:39 am

    this is a wnderful block,i know my grandaughter would love a quilt with your block,she is pony crazy,thank you for sharing

  228. Diann Cornell on May 1st, 2013 6:15 am

    I have no experience with horses, but so many children love them. I’m sure your block will be made many times over.

  229. Andrea Harles on May 1st, 2013 6:54 am

    My 5 year old son’s dream was to ride the horse at his day care from Virginia to California where he would become governor. Well he does live in CA now. Don’t horses promote great dreams.

  230. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser on May 1st, 2013 6:59 am

    Lovely pony, I wish I had a grand daughter to make it for.

  231. Deb on May 1st, 2013 7:49 am

    I’d love to be entered.

  232. Nancy on May 1st, 2013 8:49 am

    I LOVE the ponies! My granddaughter would so love them in a quilt!

  233. Celeste Catano on May 1st, 2013 9:19 am

    Very cute ponies.

  234. Lorri on May 1st, 2013 9:24 am

    Nice block -know someone to make one for
    thank you for the chance to win

  235. Donna Mitchell on May 1st, 2013 11:59 am

    Love your little pony and so did my granddaughter! I see a quilt in her future!

    Thank you for the give-away and the adorable block!

    Be Blessed

  236. Myra Ungerman on May 1st, 2013 1:21 pm

    I, too, had a pony when I was quite a bit older than you in the picture. I never made a quilt about or with horses, though. Intriguing notion! Will have to ponder that.
    I love your books and blog, also the web site. I hope someone who loves horses (or at least loves animals) gets the book! Thanks for the chance.

  237. Debbie H on May 1st, 2013 3:41 pm

    I love your Pony! Thanks for the chance to win.

  238. cinzia on May 1st, 2013 5:18 pm

    isn’t it amazing how a few changes can make a dramatic difference. Perfect quilt block for many children I know

  239. VickiT on May 1st, 2013 5:48 pm

    What a cute block Kay. Love the pics of your younger years on the pony. There must be something wrong with my new computer though because it added strange characters instead of the date on that first picture. LOL

  240. Nancysue on May 1st, 2013 8:02 pm

    Wonderful block! Placed it on the list to sew for my son who wants to be a veterinarian. He’s 5, going on 25!

  241. Jamie Todhunter on May 1st, 2013 8:35 pm

    I love all the examples of the different horses. Thank you for a chance to win.

  242. Karrie Smith on May 1st, 2013 8:47 pm

    I love Dream Pony!!! Congrats!

  243. Pamela R in Leaburg on May 1st, 2013 9:17 pm

    thks for the giveaway. Try listening to a song by Misty River: Little Black Pony!

  244. Sandy W. on May 1st, 2013 11:55 pm

    Another clever design! My granddaughter will love it.

  245. Carol Berge on May 2nd, 2013 1:44 am

    Love love your block. Congrats for getting in issue #7. Thanks for the chance to win this issue. So looking forward to getting the magazine so I can make your block.

  246. Laurie on May 2nd, 2013 1:45 am

    Cute block, thanks for the giveaway.

  247. claire on May 2nd, 2013 9:35 am

    You are so talented -this is a great block!

  248. DEE on May 2nd, 2013 10:27 am

    Love the block – can always count on an exception applique block from you:)

  249. DeAnna Dodson on May 2nd, 2013 12:22 pm

    Oh, I love these! I was a horse lover when I was little, too. Well, I still love them and I still never get to ride them. But, hey, I can sew them!

    Thank you for the sweet pattern.

    I’m new to this site, but I’m bookmarking it. I LOVE applique!

  250. Ele W. on May 2nd, 2013 1:50 pm

    Oooooooooh, I know just the lady to make this for, and maybe a friend or two of hers. She just had a birthday, but she will have another one in about a year. I have done much applique and was in a swap doing this, with such wonderful results. I got to make a camel, a hot air balloon, and a sly fox peeking around a tree for that swap. Tons of fun working on those 12 blocks, and this one would be the same. Love that you suggest doing different colors of horses.

  251. Sheryl Walker on May 2nd, 2013 2:15 pm

    Of course I’d love to win this magazine! Your horse block is great–as usual.

  252. Lisa E on May 2nd, 2013 4:05 pm

    I enjoyed the story of you and your mom. Congrats on getting another block in the issue.

  253. Kathy on May 3rd, 2013 6:02 am

    Congratulations. Love you’re horse especially since we live right across the road from a horse farm.

  254. Mah Quilter on May 3rd, 2013 8:31 am

    Great quilt design for any age, child to adult.

  255. Karen on May 3rd, 2013 1:46 pm

    My niece loves horses, this block is perfect!

  256. Carrie on May 4th, 2013 10:40 am

    I love all your horses!

  257. Steph on May 4th, 2013 12:12 pm

    I always wanted a pony. Now I can have a whole herd! Thanks for such a great block!

  258. Lyn on May 4th, 2013 6:30 pm

    I enjoyed reading your story about your neat pony block; thanks for sharing it!

  259. Joan Trautwein on May 6th, 2013 12:49 pm

    That’s a dream pony and I’ve always wanted a real one. Your appliques are delightful. Thank you.