November 11th, 2011

This is my block that is in Volume 4, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It is called Corner Paths and uses my 3 1/2″ Small Paths template. Be sure to check out my videos on piecing these curves. The video shows how you can sew curves without fear.

My block is #399 on page 67. That is a lot of blocks!

The fabrics I used is Timeless Treasures Batiks.

I had a lot of fun playing around with this block. Below you can see a quilt that I made up using the block and some fun fabric. I designed this in EQ so there is no actual pattern for it. (yet)

Today I am on the blog tour and that means fun prizes for you. Be sure to check out the other blogs on the tour. First from Quiltmaker’s you will receive a copy of the magazine, Volume 4. Go to Quiltmaker’s Blog post to find out how to enter.

Second I will be having a drawing for my 3 1/2″ Small Paths acrylic template along with a copy of the magazine.

Third, in honor of Veterans day I will have a second drawing for all of the above (magazine and 3 1/2″ template) plus some sweet batik fabric strips from Anthology fabrics.

And, I am behind in getting my post up for the day, we had the grand babies spend the night last night, need I say more? “Busy” but fun. :-)

So help me catch up to the other early birds by leaving your comment below. Tell me your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes, or if you even like them at all. Right now I have some baking in the oven. I slice them thin and spray a little olive oil on them and bake them until crisp like chips. Zachary and addison LOVE them! and eat a ton. I am barely able to sneak a few for myself.

Yes, we are still in our PJ’s! and the horses are outside wondering where their breakfast is. Ha, ha. Happy quilting!

Elisa

133 Responses to “100 Blocks Blog Hop”

  1. I love them mashed but I am now going to try yours! Thank you. Love the block too.

  2. [...] 100 Blocks Blog Hop This is my block that is in Volume 4, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It is called Corner Paths and uses my 3 1/2″ Small Paths template. Be sure to check out my videos on piecing these curves. The video shows how you can sew curves without fear. Source: blog.backporchdesign.com [...]

  3. Judy says:

    Love your quilt block and makes a very interesting quilt. I am not a fan of sweet potatoes, but the way you fixed them sounds interesting. I am going to try them that way and if I don’t like them my husband will as he loves to eat them.

  4. Donna Joy says:

    Sweet potatoes bakes and mashed with butter sometimes add a little brown sugar and salt and pepper.
    Wow your block makes a stunning quilt, just need your templates and then find some fabric in my stash and get at it. But I love your fabric choices. Curves are a very nice change.

  5. Carla G says:

    I’m not a sweet potato lover…even though the rest of the family is. Your grandkids are cute! Your block is cool and I love it in a quilt! Thanks for a chance to win one of your great giveaways! :)

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I love sweet potatoes baked in the over then mashed with a little butter and a sprinkling of cinamon and sugar. Thanks

  7. Barb Colvin says:

    I like sweet potatoes cut in chunks and drizzled with butter, sprinkled with brown sugar, and baked until bubbly. Those baked chips sound good, must give them a try.

  8. Michelle M says:

    Your block is great! And your grandbabies are sooooo cute!

  9. Michelle M says:

    Oh, and I love sweet potatoes just baked with a little butter, salt and pepper. I will have to try your sweet potato chips.

  10. Your block look beautiful with the lovely fabric you’ve chosen!

    I love boiled sweet potatoes sprinkled with table salt, yummy :D

    Thanks for the chance!

  11. Gina says:

    I make sweet potato fries by cutting them up and sprinkling on seasoning. Then I roast them on a pan sprayed with olive oil. Lower fat and healthy!

  12. Donna Keating says:

    Grandbaby’s! They are a hand full. And so cute. Love your block.

  13. Erika says:

    I like sweet potatoes cooked with brown sugar and butter over them. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

  14. cynthia says:

    I like roasted sweet potato salad, and they’re good in a black bean taco, too.

  15. Gail M. says:

    Nice block. I just learned how to do that curved block!! Great timing. Congratulations for getting in the 100 blocks issue

  16. Lyn says:

    Neat block!…I love the colors and color placement in the quilt. Sweet potatoes…not so much…

  17. Lynn D in NC says:

    My favorite way of eating sweet potatoes is just simply baking them. Sometimes I like to sprinkle a little cinnamon on them. If I’ve saved up calories – butter first, otherwise, I eat them plain. Your grandchildren look so sweeet, mine is across country so I don’t get to see her as often as I would like.

  18. KrisD says:

    I’m not a fan of sweet potatoes, however, your recipes sounds very tempting. And if the grandkids eat them, they MUST be good! What a cute picture of them!

  19. tammy k. says:

    baked sweet potatoes rock! love em! your block is cute and the kids are adorable!

  20. Shannon says:

    Look at his face!! I have never tried them like that. I love sweet potatoes. I love the mashed with butter, brown sugar, and marshmellows. My favorite!

  21. Bev Gunn says:

    I like sweet potato fries-hard to find but once in a while I get lucky! Have you tried the yellow sweet potatoes-just a dab of butter is all that is needed on them! Usually cook them in the microwave as am usually in a hurry for my food at work!
    Block is interesting and quilt is very visually challenging!

  22. Connie says:

    I don’t like Sweet Potatoes in any form but I love your blog and block! Your videos have helped me get over a fear of curves, thank you!

  23. Janet says:

    We love sweet potatoes baked. A little butter and brown sugar makes them even better. You are a new blog for me. The 100 block tour is always so much fun.

  24. Lynn says:

    Your block is beautiful. I like sweet potato fries.

  25. MarciaW says:

    We love sweet potatoes and my mother has a crop she is digging along and along. Today we had cinnamon sweet potatoes – yummy. Other times we cook them: baked whole and dressed in butter, souffle, soup, pone pie, in bread, thinly sliced and baked with white potatoes in oven with olive oil, or sliced and sauteed dressed with cinnamon and butter. When out, like sweet potato pies with barbequed pork.
    Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway and write about one of my favorite vegetables. Congratulations on being published in QM 100 Blocks v4!

  26. Niki says:

    Love the block and the fabric used. Hmmm-sweet potatoes-love them any way and any day.

  27. Cecilia says:

    I love sweet potato soufflé. It tastes like dessert with the brown sugar and pecans. Congrats on being in the magazine.

  28. Melody says:

    I love the block! Those curves look difficult but I can see all kinds of color combinations for this one.

  29. wendy says:

    Very nice block. Sweet potatoes with cinnamon honey butter is the way I usually eat them otherwise in a casserole with marshmallows on top, but thats usually at Thanksgiving time.

  30. Tinliz says:

    Love baked sweet potatoes.

  31. Kris S says:

    I love sweet potatoes with a little oil and balsamic vinegar.

    Congratulations on being in the magazine.

  32. The old way w/butter and marshmellos/baked. Old family tradition!

  33. kwiltnkats says:

    I’ll eat a sweet potato any way it can be cooked. We had some on Sunday baked real slow along with parsnips and beets. I just cut the big spud into four pieces and seasoned with salt and pepper. Your kids are adorable; sweet potato chips aren’t the proper breakfast food for growing kidos (wink)! I sure wouldn’t pass them up no matter what time of day. I’m surprised they were able to resist while the photo was being taken. Sandi

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