Say Cheese! + Giveaway

Here is the second quilt we had featured in the Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Fall 2014 issue. Today, I am going to share the quilt I designed for the issue, Say Cheese! I used my most recent 12" appliqué block, Aperature, and built the camera around it! Here is the original block: 

Using basic piecing and a few curves, I created a camera shape background for a large appliqué aperture to be sewn on to. I added some white space and large flying geese to the top and bottom to the make the quilt a square wall-hanging.

Say Cheese Quilt

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made by: Shayla Wolf
    • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Swirls, bubbles, serpentine lines and a swirl.
    • Fabric: Assorted Quilting Treasures basics.
    • Block Number: 816
    • Finished Size: 48" x 48"
    • Techniques: Piecing, curved piecing and appliqué.
    • My Favorite Part: The simplicity of the quilt and great texture the quilting gives.

Say Cheese Quilt



We have two extra copies of this Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Fall '14 issue and we have decided to give them away! 

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post (click the post title and scroll to the bottom) telling us what your favorite size quilt to make is, and submit by midnight PST, Friday, September 12. I will choose two winners and email them. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to keep checking back, we have a sneak peek of our new patterns coming up, some show & tells and new pattern coming soon! Happy Sewing!



Carolyn said:

I would like to make this quilt for my DIL who is a great photographer.

Allison C

Allison C said:

I love making lap to twin size quilts.


Cheryl said:

I like to make lap quilts to cozy up under


Betsy said:

Baby quilts are now my favorites. So much easier to design and quilt.

Lisa E

Lisa E said:

Great camera quilt. I like making throw sizes. (I hope this giveaway ends before March!)

Sandy Allen

Sandy Allen said:

I love making lap size quilts. They go together faster and they are easier for me to quilt on my machine.

barbara woods

barbara woods said:

Queen sized, thanks

barbara woods

barbara woods said:

Queen sized, thanks

collette youse

collette youse said:

Very cute and original. love the quilting


VickiT said:

Love your quilt block. So cute.

My favorite size for now is a lap quilt, although I seem to be stuck on baby quilts lately.


Jan said:

I like to make quilts about 60 × 75. Congratulations on being featured in the fall issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Loving the block!

Betty Woodlee

Betty Woodlee said:

Thanks for a chance to win this magazine. Very generous of you.


Julie said:

My family loves minkee on the back so usually no wider than 60 inches – but some have been very long! Love the camera quilt!


Donna said:

I have decided to make lap quilts for my friends, need to use up my stash so I can get new fabric. Thanks.

Anita Amodeo

Anita Amodeo said:

Well I went from a large king size down to a lap and not baby and table toppers are my favorite.


Barb said:

I started out making wall-size quilts. As my skills progressed, I turned to larger formats (had to throw in that photography term) and blanketed everyone I knew! Now, I’m back to wall quilts, which make great gifts.


Janie said:

Love the camera quilt. I enjoy making lap size quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marilyn S

Marilyn S said:

Llately I’ve been making twin size for my kids. Your camara quilt is amazing! I love your use of fun colors!


Jeannie said:

Baby quilts. I was making for all the young girls in my church. I embroidery “Jesus Loves_____” on each one. I would like to make the camera quilt for all the ladies I know who photography is their first love!


Maree said:

Seems my favorite size is queen or larger. I’ve just got to start making smaller projects! Being the lucky winner of this giveaway would surely give me lots of inspiration and ideas. Thanks for the chance! ☺

Patricia A Paola

Patricia A Paola said:

I like making smaller items such as lap or crib size quilts. They are more portable as I do a lot of hand sewing in my recliner due to a back injury over 18 years ago.
Your camera really caught my eye as when I was younger I did a lot of photography in High School and college. And I was accepted into the Navy’s school of photography. However, I never followed through with my enlistment, went to college instead.

Maryln Fleming

Maryln Fleming said:

I enjoy making most any size quilt, from wall size up to queen. Love trying new patterns.

Donna D

Donna D said:

Oh! I LOVE this pattern! I worked for almost thirty years as a photographer and I am just going to HAVE to make this one! It is calling out my name! My favorite size is lap quilt size – to snuggle and cuddle the grandchildren in ;-)

Janet T

Janet T said:

My favorite size is larger than a lap, but not necessarily twin size. I like to wrap all of me in a quilt, and I am short, but lap’s seem to still be too small to snuggle under.

Patricia Selby

Patricia Selby said:

I like making bed size quilts for my family. I just finished a QOV for my father just in time before he recently passed. Next going to make one also for my brother a Vietnam veteran. As I think they all deserve one and have given more than anyone could possibly understand for our freedom. So many quilts, and so little time and material!


April said:

Twin and smaller, easier to quilt with my home machine. The one queen size top I made is still only a top until I can get it to a longarm quilter. Really like your camera quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!


Renata said:

What an excellent quilt you made with that block!

Sew Surprising

Sew Surprising said:

Oh my giddy aunt this is just wow. My favourite size is baby, but will do lap size minus the enthusiasm ;)

Heather Shore

Heather Shore said:

I love your camera quilt! I like making kids quilts the best.

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