Thursday, May 3, 2012

Something wonderful happened......while I have been working (ahhhh on holidays)

While you are all waiting for the next series to unfold.....
I thought, why not entertain you with a few block designs...
I have spoken to a few designers...that are more than willing
to share some blocks with all of you.

WHY? Why not?

#2 Will get you sewing more
#3 Blocks can become quilts
#4 and ohhhhh it gives you something to do
while waiting for the new series...
Yep that's it ! lol

SEW for the next wee while, we will have 2 blocks to introduce each week. Today it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Jean Ann Wright. What a lovely lady too, you just know right away when you make a connection, there is something "sticky" about  that person...   I am certainly going to stick with Jean Ann.
I have always said, 

"Quilters have the biggest hearts and the sharpest scissors..."
(I have been working on a design for this) 

She will have you cutting in no time flat...
Debby Kratovil and Jean Ann Wright have done many of these
Jean Ann and Debby Kratovil, work on these perpetual calendars, this one is still available here
 Debby will be providing blocks too. ( very soon)

All about JEAN ANN Wright

Jean Ann Wright majored in textiles and fine arts combined these interests to become a fiber artist. From 1986 to 2007 she edited QUILT magazine. She then redesigned and edited The Quilting Quarterly for the NQA, leaving that position become a full time designer. Her inaugeral book, Circle of Nine, was co-authored with her sister, Janet Houts. Jean Ann designs quilts for major fabric companies and recently designed two fabric collections for Newcastle Fabrics and a Log Cabin Trim Tool available from your local quilt shop or her website: www.jeanannquilts.com

Jean Ann has won awards for her quilts at the IQA, and in other local, state, and national exhibitions. She has judged the IQA show in Salzburg, Austria and Houston, Texas; and numerous other shows. She presents programs and quilt workshops at the Houston Quilt Festival and local and regional guilds. Follow her blog: www.jeanannquilts.blogspot.com

Jean Ann Wright, Quilt Editor, Author, Designer

#1 Block...

This is the Depression Block
but there is nothing depressing about this...
it will become a Happy Days Quilt...
YOU can get the pattern on Jean Ann's blog

This is the Quilt design, you can get from her... see nothing depressing about this...

and here is your block to work on. Certainly if enough of you make it...I will set up a link, if I must lol

Thanks to Jean Ann, she is starting us off on our first block party...YEP, we are having a block party and you are all invited.... Be sure to drop by her blog if you want to make her Happy Days Quilt...She has all the details there ....And pssst. if you follow her, I bet YOU will make her one happy lady too!

my best


  1. Another day, another brilliant idea from Madame Samm! A great block to start the party! Thanks to you both!

  2. I love the perpetual block calendars and have a few - fun to just pull and make a block. This is a fun idea to lead into the July R/W/B block hop

  3. I have made this block a few times and always love it!

  4. Thank you, I like this idea of some blocks to work on. This is a happy day indeed. I was worried you may not come back to us. Josie x

  5. On my list of to do's someday! Beautiful quilt pattern!

  6. What fun, what fun! I love the Depression Block ... especially the colors used. You're right - there's nothing depressing about it!! Great idea!! :)

  7. Thank you! Beautiful pattern.

  8. Block party, it is...another fun idea :) Sounds like a good plan to start for a sampler quilt.

  9. Gorgeous block....if you do it without the sashings (lattice) you get a cool repeating pattern!
    Great idea to keep us inspired in the coming weeks!

  10. MMMMM. a great block to star the party!!

  11. What a great way to start your vacation, lol! I'm with Lesley - another brilliant idea!

  12. I like it a lot and I agree, it's certainly not a depressing block...a great color combination and a happy block makes a happy quilt. Thanks Jean Ann and Mme Samm. Have a Terrific Thursday...:D

  13. I have bought one of those calendars before. Love flipping each page for a surprise block. Off to see the link.

  14. What a great idea! Lovely block!!

  15. Thank you! Tis is a great idea.

  16. tparies netscape.comMay 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    I love simple, keep sending blocks, how kind of your designers to help us newbies.
    bless you Sam and Jean Ann

    Teah in LA

  17. Pretty block...off to visit Jean Ann's blog! TFS

  18. I've had a few of those calenders and have saved sew many pages of blocks for future projects.

    Great idea BTW as always.

  19. Thank you Madame Samm! Another block to sew...Judith, Texas

  20. great block and I'm real excited about this blog party! Just visted Jean Ann's blog. Dangerouse! I love mystery quilts!

  21. I'm having a hard time finding the directions for the depression block. Madam Samm's blog says the directions are on JeanAnn's blog and when I went to JeanAnn's blog, it told me to find the block directions at Madam Samm's. Am I going crazy??
    I guess I will figure the block directions for myself.


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