Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour Starts Today!

It just happens to start today and be my day to blog.  My block is called Black Pearl.


My friend Sue asked me if I named it after the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean.  Although I like the movie, I did not name my block after the Black Pearl on the movie.  I actually thought of Black Pearls when I looked at my block.  What do you think?  Movie or jewelry? Here is my question for you to be entered in the drawing for a Quiltmakers 100 Block Volume 3 magazine.  What do you prefer - to spend your money on movies or jewelry?  I know it's a tough one!  Also, for the lucky winner who gets chosen for my blog, not only will you get a copy of the magazine, I will send you my new ruler, Fit to be Quarter.  Yes, it's close to being finished and I will have it on my website later this week!! 

Make sure that you stop by Quiltmakers blog to enter your name in for the prizes that they are giving away.  I also decided to give you a free pattern, Black Pearl Table Topper.  It is a quick, fun project to make and can be done in any colors.  My original block is done using my first fabric line Olde World Style.

In the magazine, the editors decided to do a Quilt Gallery.  I submitted a quilt and they decided to put it in!  I was so excited.  It is called the same name as the block, Black Pearl.  We will have kits available on BundlesandBolts.com within the next few weeks. 


Hope you enjoy the blog hop and let me know if you make the table topper.  Enjoy!

Comments

Martina said…
This is a great block and the quilt looks so stunning! Love it! Congratulations! And thanks so much for the give away!
Thelma said…
Monique, that's a beauty of a quilt, and I LOVE the name, Black Pearl. Great Job and Congratulations.

Hmmmmm, tough call, I think I"m going to have to say I prefer to spend my money on jewelry, I love movies, and to escape into a really good movie is wonderful, but so are those little charms I collect for my charm bracelet!
Vida said…
Love your book, I can hardly wait to get it. Oh and love your block submission. I will go with the movie. I don't wear much jewelry, although black pearls are beautiful.
Darling block. Congratulations.

Jewelry. Hands DOWN. Much more than movies.

xoxo
~a
Lee said…
I love the name Black Pearl and I think of jewelry! I love the fabric you used and the design is stunning. Thanks for the pattern and such a lovley giveaway!
I would spend money on jewelry!
Dorian said…
What a great block! I see lots of possiblities with colors. Congrats in being in the magazine.

I am not much of a jewelry wearer, although I love pretty things. Movies get watched a lot here, as we don't have cable/tv. So movies is where the money is spent...unless it's fabric ;) Thanks for a chance at winning.
Lisa Marie said…
Well, if I could only choose between movies and jewelry, I'd choose jewelry because it lasts longer. But I'd mostly choose to spend my money on fabric! It's more precious than jewels as far as I'm concerned.
Marianne said…
What a great block and great name for it!

Movies or jewelry. I'd have to go with the jewelry. I am a bracelet fanatic and can't seem to get enough of them. Of course, my husband helps in that endeavor!!!
Carrie P. said…
I think black pearl is an excellent name for your block and quilt. Congrats!
I think I would spend my money on jewelery, mostly earrings.
Carol C. said…
Congratulations!! I love the block, the quilt, and the name. I would spend my money on jewelry, since more fabric was not one of your choices!! Thanks so much for the give away!
Deb said…
I love your designs and this block is no exception! I think of jewellery also. I would spend money on movies though as a little escapism is often the best medicine! Although quilting is my preferred escape!
Peg said…
Beautiful quilt made from the block. I love seeing the quilts. And my money goes for jewelry!
SewLindaAnn said…
Okay I'm guessing the theme for this rendition of the mag. is illusions. What an amazing block! I automatically thought of Pirates.. also. I would spend my money on movies. I'm not a jewelery person at all, lucky for my husband! Congrats on the book, ruler and all the good quilty stuff coming your way!
Recently I heard someone say it is the experiences that you can cherish not the things...so I'd have to say...after the movie....but black pearls - the jewelry are beautiful!
I would have to choose jewelry if these were my only choices, but as a quilter and gardener I would choose fabric and plants in that order......love the pattern Thanks,
Georgeann
Nicole said…
I love your block! And the entire quilt is gorgeous!
Ginny Worden said…
Great block, jewelry that I can wear to the movies, that would be my choice.
Judi said…
No question jewelry! Now, if you had asked jewelry or fabric, it would be a whole different story! Thanks for the topper pattern - it's great!
Kathy H said…
I like your block and thanks for the directions for the table topper. I love the tan and black combination. I like to spend money on the movies, usually dvd's more than at the movies. then the whole family can enjoy them. Congratulations on being in the magazine.
Sandra said…
Love the block in its quilt setting. It really looks spectacular. I think I would choose jewelry over a movie. I may not wear it often, but I will always have it to look at and usually to remember a special occasion.
Aggiequilter said…
Love the block & quilt! Thanks for the pattern too. Congrats on being in the 100 Blocks.
I definitely choose jewelry over movies, love them both but I can't resist earrings! Thanks for the giveaway.
Candace said…
Gorgeous block, Monique! I have always been a fan of black and tan or creme together! Thanks so much for the free pattern, too! Gosh - I would have to say I would spend my cash on jewelry - I wear so little but always ohh and ahh and pieces I think would look good on me!
Cheers!
Louster said…
Love the block and it would be a great table toppper! I thought of the movie first....it does have Johnny Depp in it:)
Mary said…
I see a piece of jewelry too! Not a Pirates of the Carribean fan. I dont' buy many movies, I'd rather make some jewery. Black Pearls are so rare, I think that would be nice and go with just about anything.
Carla said…
Love the block in the quilt. Stunning when it is all pulled together like that. Movies - nope, check them out from the library. Jewelry - nope, just wear my wedding ring. Now ask me about thread or digitized designs for the quilting machine, then I would have a tough choice....
Stephanie said…
As soon as I saw your block I thought of pearls. Besides being a quilter, I'm also a beader, and I saw the jewelry connection right away. It's a lovely block, and I do love the way the "pearls" of color come together. Congratulations! And, to answer your question, I'll take a third way. Not a movie, not finished jewelry, but jewelry components for creating jewelry is where I'd spend my dime! (Including black pearls!)
Jennifer Woo said…
Love your block, just beautiful! Between movies and jewelry, JEWELRY hands down! I can always rent the movie later but a nice piece of jewelry I can wear every day! With two kids in college, I have no money for either but I enjoy the thought!!
Cory said…
What a beautiful block. I hope I win a copy of the mag so I can make it. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory
Congrats on being part of this great blog tour! Fabulous block!
Peggy said…
Love the look of the quilt! Neither jewelry nor movies are my first choice on where to spend my money, but if I had to choose, I guess I'd pick jewelry. (I'm more of a gadget person.)
Linda said…
I think of jewelry. The block and quilt are beautiful.
Donna said…
Black Pearl is a lovely block. I see jewelry when I look at it. Of course, jewelry is my preference over movies hand down!
Shannon said…
Very pretty pattern. Well for me it would be moves. I love a good movie. I do not like to wear a lot of jewelry.
Sandi P said…
Very striking in the black and white colorway. I love it.
I'm really not much of a movie kind of gal, so I guess jewelry would win this contest.
Mary said…
I think jewelry. I subscribe to Netflix, though, so probably end up spending more on movies that way! But in the end, my final answer has to be fabric.
Anonymous said…
Jewlery. However, I would rather spend it on fabric.
Margie
fassler@bresnan.net
Nancy said…
Would I rather spend my money on jewelry or movies? Neither - I'd spend it on fabric! LOL! But, since that wasn't on the list, I'd have to say jewelry.
Congrats on being in the book, and thanks for the giveaway!
JayTee said…
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JayTee said…
I forgot to answer the question....jewelry. I love your block...traditional with a touch of modern
JayTee said…
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lpnjam@aol.com said…
Black Pearl, that is a great name. I like it in the colors you are showing. Thanks for the tip to register also with Quiltmakers. The quilt make up of the black pearls is great.
lpnjam@aol.com said…
Forget to tell you I would buy jewels any day over a movie....
Erin said…
Definitely movies! Though with a four-year-old, it's usually netflix for us. Does that count?

Love the block!
Sandra said…
Wow!! What a great block. Would love to win!!
jamiehirst said…
Great block, Monique. If I had to make a choice between spending money on jewellery or movies, it would definitely be jewellery. Good think you didn't throw quilty items in as a choice, or I would've had a really touch time deciding :)

Thanks for the pattern and giveaway.
Please ignore my previous comment under jamiehirst - apparently my son was signed into Google on our computer.

Great block, Monique. If I had to make a choice between spending money on jewellery or movies, it would definitely be jewellery. Good think you didn't throw quilty items in as a choice, or I would've had a really touch time deciding :)

Thanks for the pattern and giveaway.
Robin Gold said…
Your block is great -- very versitile! And jewelry over movies any day :-)
Janet said…
Nice block. It looks great in the quilt! I would go for movies. I'm not a big jewelry wearer and I have all I need. Thanks for a chance to win.
Barbara said…
Oh I would have to say I would spend it on jewelry. I like to watch movies but I'm not the type who has to see something as soon as it comes out. Thank you for a chance to win the magazine and your new ruler. I have your other rulers and love them!
quilt cookie said…
not a fan of those movies butjblack pearls are beautiful.
Deb said…
The block is great and so great lokking in the blacks Thank You
Deb
arlette said…
Your block's stunning, I see how apropiate's the name... Black Pearl. I almost don't like tv, so I prefer to spend my money buying jewerelly, not the expensive ones though, you can keep them forever, and wear them, not the same as the movies... so your block's a piece of jewerelly to me ;)
Vivian said…
Really like this block, it's very graphic. A Black & White or Cream quilt is still on my bucket list and it's always hard for me to imagine good designs for it so I love seeing blocks (and the quilt you made) that give me ideas.

Definitely jewelry over movies. Now if you asked jewelry or fabric......
Jen said…
Like your block and love the name. Congrats.

Hmm, jewelry or movies, I'd have to say jewelry & I'm not a jewelry type gal. Now if your choices were anything to do with quilting vs. jewelry I'd always chose very expensive machines....and I have. LOL
JCnNC said…
I really like this block - thank you for the awesome giveaway. My money goes to Pandora Charms for my braclet the kids gave me. Besides the popcorn is too darm expensive. Judy C
mlcquilts said…
I love your block as it is quite striking. I would rather spend my meager amount of money on jewelry as I try to put a piece on my wall hangings. It was a great way to use earings, pins, from grandmothers.
Myrtle said…
Thanks for the chance to win your gifts---I would have to say that I prefer to spend my money on movies---I love to escape in fantasy world for a few hours whenever possible. Jewelry just doesn't do that for me!
Julie in WA said…
I'm neither a movie lover nor a jewelry lover. I prefer to spend my money on fabric!
Janet said…
Hmm, movie or jewelry? I think jewels although most of my "jewels" are in the form of fabric!
Ariane said…
I love you block. It's beautiful. The little table topper is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Ariane
lynnquiltsalot said…
Oooh, I love your block. I'm really loving the black and white theme. So classic. And the name Black Pearl? Love it.

No question about spending money on jewelry. While I love movies, jewelry is a better bargain. Thanks.
swheatsue said…
LOVE the block! And thanks for sharing the Black Pearl table topper pattern! I've printed it out ready to go!
I prefer jewelry to going to the movies. With jewelry you know what to expect. With a movie you run the risk of being disappointed!
Can't wait for "100 Blocks - Volume 3" to hit the stands!
VickiT said…
Oh gosh ~ SUCH an easy question you've asked. LOL I have a TV and can watch movies all day long if I want. If I'm spending money my pick is always going to be jewelry. I LOVE your block because I am obsessed with swirls right now in my machine embroidery designs and this fabric is perfect that you've used to create the block. I'm also in love with black and white quilts as well so your block really caught my eye. What a great looking block.

Congratulations on being in the 100 Blocks' next issue and the full sized quilt for the gallery as well. Awesome job. Thank you for the pattern too.
Syd said…
This is so much fun seeing all these new blocks. And new blogs. Thanks so much for sharing!!
jybquilter said…
Interesting block. It has an historical feel to it that I really like.
Jo said…
Your block is realy an eye graber! I would have to say I would rather spend my money on jewelry, I tend to fall asleep anytime we go to the movies.
Cathy said…
Love your block. It is stunning in black and white. Congrats on being in the magazine.
SubeeSews said…
It looks like jewlery to me. My favorite colors!
Pick me!
Subee XOXOXOXOX
kwiltnkats said…
How generous of you! I like the name Black Pearl as it seems to fit your block whether it be because of the movie or jewelry. I think I'd go with the movies... I'll have to admit my first thought was of Johnny! Love his movies. Sandi
Madeline said…
the color was off on my computer, so it came up looking like chocolate. I like that better than black, anyway. It looks like a yummy quilt. Thanks for the pattern.
I would rather buy jewelry than movies, thanks. Black pearls, I think...
Sallie said…
Love your block and the name of it! I prefer jewelry over movies. Thanks for the giveaway.
Janelle J said…
Beautiful quilt. I like everything made out of your fabrics. I'd definitely go jewelry. Besides the sentimental aspect, I can enjoy it all the time!
Stormy Days said…
Jewelry for sure, I can be wearing it when the movie comes to my TV. Gorgeous block which makes a gorgeous quilt. Thanks.
Linda said…
I don't ever spend money on movies so this one is easy! Jewelry...although I'd much rather spend it on jewel toned fabrics!
Lee Ann said…
That block is very striking! Love how you demonstrated a setting quilt. :-)
Becky said…
Love your block! Since I've become obsessed with fabric and quilting, I haven't purchased jewelry or watched many movies:) Love the name "Black Pearl." Good luck at Market!
Marcia W. said…
Your Black Pearl is indeed a pearl of a block. Congratulations on being published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks. Spending money on movies or jewelry -- no -- fabric or plants are my luxuries.

Would LOVE to win the ruler to go with the Fat Quarter Winners book that arrived today! I need to avoid an all-nighter reading as have an early appointment tomorrow. Your new book is great!
Ivani said…
Black Pearl jewelry!
Congratulations to be featured in the book.
It is on my to do list a quilt witj black and withe and your block will be there.
Thank you for the chance to win a free copy of his precious magazine.
hugs,
Joanna said…
Jewelry, for sure. It's a neat block, and the quilt is beautiful. When I think of Black Pearl I think of a restaurant in Newport, RI that serves the best clam chowder.
Anonymous said…
bdlopez@yahoo.com

Love to win a copy thank you the chance.
Brenda
amy dame said…
i rarely buy jewelery... jewelery supplies however, are an entirely different thing! considering the giant stack of dvds that are still sitting in their plastic wrappers waiting for me to get around to watching them, and the fact that i'm saving up for enameling supplies right now, it would definitely be jewelery. thanks so much for the giveaway!
Kris said…
I like your block design. I enjoyed trying to figure out how to put it together. Definitely, I would pick movies. ESP. If I can watch them at home!
Mary said…
What a lovely block. Loved when you were at Prairie Stitches in Oswego. You are awesome
Julie said…
The block definitely reminds me of jewelry and yes, I'd much rather spend money on jewelry than movies!
Roselie said…
Love your block. Don't even have to think about the answer to your question--jewelry all the way.
Anonymous said…
Neither movies or jewelry! ... I would rather spend my money on fabric!!!
Quilting gail
grannyanne said…
I'd have to answer the movies as I have stuff to create jewelry at home. Thanks for the pattern...
Robyn said…
I love your block & jewelery wins hands down. Movies are ok but I love thing that sparkle !
Congratulations! I prefer to spend my money on jewelry lol. Black Pearl is beautiful.
Cindy said…
I'm not a jewelry girl but sure do love my movies! :)

Congrats on being included in the book!
Jen said…
I can't sit still long enough to watch a movie, so I choose jewelry! In real life though I always choose FABRIC!

I love this block. I love it as a whole quilt too. I would be so happy if I won a copy of the magazine. Thank you and Congrats!
sandra said…
Love the block I have just the spot for a lovely table runner, It is really sophisticated and will look wonderful in my living room.
~Kathleen said…
Lovely black and white block. I like the name and the design. So, definitely for me it would be jewelry! Your block reminds me more of jewelry than the pirate movie also. Oh, yeah! Jewelry. Yummy!
Pat V. said…
FABULOUS block! Love the table topper too. Jewelry over movies, no contest...
Debbie said…
What a great block. I love it made in the purples. Love black pearls..just so classy.
Regina said…
lovely block -and the quilt is GORGEOUS!...I am a silver girl myself but try not to buy jewelery - fabric instead!
Carol Sc said…
Well, that is a difficult question to answer. I think I prefer jewelry --- it lasts longer. --- I probably spend more money on fabric than either jewelry or movies. Hmm --- not sure what that says about me. I love the block, because I love piecing.
Laura said…
Congratulations!... love your block and the name. Money on movies (always).
Jeanne said…
Great block! Thanks for the giveaway.
Mary said…
I love your block and would love to make the tabletopper.
I would like to think I could buy movies and my husband would buy the jewelry, except he hasn't caught onto that concept! So I guess I'll go with jewelry.
Di2Quilt said…
What a beauty! I'm in love with the black prints.

If I have to choose, jewelry wins hands down!

Thanks for the giveaway!
SueJean said…
Beautiful block. I don't spend my money on movies or jewelry. All my money goes to fabric. If I had to choose movies or jewelry though, jewelry would win.
Thank you for the pattern. I prefer to spend my money on jewelry
Carla said…
Definitely black pearls jewelery!!
I can't wait to make this block.
MRZ said…
love the block and love the name. Most definitely I prefer to spend my money on jewelry.
Carol said…
I really like your block and the name. I always have a difficult time naming a quilt. I enjoy going to movies.
mblittle5 said…
really graphic block.
Gretchen said…
Wonderful block! I love the name and the fabric. Made me think of the movie too:) I guess I would pick jewelery although I really don't wear or buy much of it.
Karen said…
Black and white quilts are so striking. And by the way I don't spend my money on jewelry or movies, it goes for fabric!!!
Kaye M said…
Your block is very striking and I love the name. I'd choose jewelry because it lasts longer than just going to a movie!
Nancy B said…
A great block! I prefer to spend my money on jewelry (when I'm not spending it on quilting fabric and supplies)!
WoolenSails said…
Oh that is not a fair question, you need a third choice, lol. I never go to movies, I watch at home and I don't buy jewelry anymore, rather use my money on important things like quilting supplies;)

Debbie
JIL said…
Congratulations and thank-you for sharing a pattern with us to enjoy your block, a real gem!
Anonymous said…
Jewelry! I wait to watch movies when they are on TV. The two color block is stunning.

Julie
sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com
Marie said…
This looks like a fun block!
S said…
First, I think I know why your friend Sue might have thought about the movie. The block looks like an X and X marks the spot for treasure=pirates. Second, I believe I would spend what little I have on movies. I enjoy being taken away. I love your Black Pearl-Both of them!!!
ljeanne said…
I love black and white in a quilt. I am currently working on a black and white quilt with a punch of lime green.

Thanks for the giveaway.
Patty said…
Jewelry before movies! Love your block!
burling29@cox.net
Evelene S said…
Love your block and it reminds me of jewelery. I would have to say my favorite way to spend my money is on jewelry. Congratulations on being in the magazine!
Narelle said…
Elegant block!
A hard decision but I think I'll go with the movie.
Beth said…
Your color/fabric choices are so elegant.

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net
Beth said…
Your color/fabric choices are so elegant.

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net
kt said…
Great block, and I love the quilt you made with it! I think I'd rather have the jewelry over the movie, but best of all I'd like to have fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!
JoyceM said…
Your block is great. Of course I'd rather spend money on fabric, but since that wasn't a choice, I'll have to pick movies.
GailM. said…
Nice tabletopper. Thanks
Deb said…
Love the two-color block and the table topper! I definitely spend more on movies as I don't wear much jewelry.

Deb S.
Oh! Love your Black Pearl block design and also the quilt... my creative juices are already flowing! Let's see - movie or jewelry - they don't seem to be making that many good movies lately and jewelry is the gift that keeps on giving, so jewelry it is!
mascanlon said…
I'd have to go with jewelery (although we all go for fabric first I think) Great block and it is so stricking in the black. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Quilter Kathy said…
Love your block! It's my kind of sewing fun! I would much rather buy fabric, but if forced to chose between jewelry of movies, I would pick movies...love a great film!
Sandy said…
Monique,
Congrats on having your block chosen for the new '100 blocks' magazine! Well deserved, I hope to get this magazine soon. Thanks so much for your gift pattern as well.

Sandy
mtnhomequilter said…
LOVE the colors! And I spend more money on movies than jewelry, just not too girly of a girl. And I'm counting down til PofC 4 comes out. Great job with the block! nelfamily at windjammercable dot net
Peach Rainbow said…
Beautiful quilt with a lovely block :D
Anita said…
Love your block and can't wait to get the magazine. Am looking forward to your new ruler too. Love your mini :)
SherryB said…
Although I don't spend NEARLY as much on these as on fabric, I would spend my money on jewelry--- especially long, dangly necklaces.
Really like your block, and especially like how your "big" quilt with all blocks at the end of your post! Thanks for the giveaway.
gill said…
What a striking block!
Congratulations!
Jewellery for me!
ann said…
Love the block and the quilt is stunning!

Jewelry or Movies - if I had to pick it would be Jewelry. But there are so many other things I would enjoy spending my money on - like your patterns, books, and rulers!

It would be fun to win your give away - thanks for the chance.
ann said…
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Cecilia said…
I like your block and also the colors. Love black and white together. I would rather spend my money on jewelry. Or at least have my husband buy it! :) Thanks for the giveaway.
Mel said…
I think your block is "piratey", I'm going with Pirates of the Caribbean!

Terrific block!

We don't have a lot of money to spend right now, so I'll have to say neither movies or jewelry. If I have a bit to spend, it's FABRIC! LOL!

Mel Meister
Deltona, Florida
Diane said…
Jewelry, of course! Beautiful block and I love the fabric you used.
Quilt Monkey said…
Wonderful block! This is just my style!!
DianneB said…
Hmmmm... I think I'd have to say jewerly. Something I can pass on to my girls.
Love your block - congrats for being in the new magazine.
aztel2000 said…
I love the quilt made with your block--nice!
Karen in Breezy Point
Ray said…
Your block is wonderful!!! Thank you for your generosity in adding extra goodies for the drawing.
robin said…
Gorgeous quilt!! And I'd spend my money on movies. I'm not "into" jewelry.
Lyn said…
Love the blocks and the quilt. And I'd definitely spend my money on jewelry instead of movies!
TheStylishHome said…
Jewelry all the way...unless I happen to stumble across a fabric store on my way to the jewelry store....
I can't wait to get you new ruler Fit to be Quarter!!!! As to jewelry or movies, I think I would rather have...both! lol If I really had to pick one I guess it would have to be jewelry though. The jewelry lasts a little longer!
kaylace said…
Good afternoon...
Thank you for the table topper pattern... that was most kind of you. Your block pattern really does black and whites justice... so clean and professional.
Kay
Metro Atlanta
jrt14 said…
I like your block and the name does not make me think of the movie, but jewelry.

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