New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August ’17

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Quiltmaker July/August 2017 | On the cover: Sweet Twisters designed by Denise Russart

Quiltmaker’s July/August 2017 issue hits newsstands soon, and this issue is sizzling! Seriously, just look at that red-hot cover. Isn’t it a beauty? This edition is chock-full of 14 fun new quilt patterns to keep you busy all summer long (and then some). Sew a darling little summer camper, or get a jump start on winter sewing with two different holiday designs. Combine a flowering vine with pieced stars, or try your hand at foundation piecing miniature Flying Geese. We also have coloring pages so you can design your own color palettes and a new Bonnie Hunter block. Plus, continue with managing editor Tricia Patterson’s journey into learning to machine quilt on a domestic sewing machine, and learn different methods for loading a quilt on a longarm machine with ZJ Humbach.

Sweet Twisters:  The sparkling cover quilt designed by Denise Russart is a great project for batiks or any scraps you’ve been saving! The wall quilt pattern finishes at 36″ x 36″, and we’ve also included an alternate size chart to make a throw, twin or king-size quilt.

Let’s take a look inside at a few more of the quilt patterns:

QM1708 GARDEN 450style New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Garden Path Daisies quilt

Garden Path Daisies: An appliqued flowering vine is the perfect addition to the collection of stars featured on this quilt designed by the team at Bound to Be Quilting. The enchanting and easy-to-make design finishes at 61″ x 78″. Kits are available.

QM1708 BACK 450flat New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Back Track quilt pattern

Back Track: Dig into your stash to make this quick and easy throw quilt designed by Scott Flanagan. The finished size is 70″ x 94″. For some extra fun, we’ve also included a pattern for Mini Tracks, a wall-sized version that finishes at 28 1/2″ x 37 1/2″.

QM1708 CAMPER 450style New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Happy Camper quilt pattern

Happy Camper: Terri Vanden Bosch brings the magic of camping to this special appliquéd wall quilt. Isn’t it sweet? It finishes at 16″ x 16″ and a kit is available.

QM1708 SANTA 450flat New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Santa Crossing quilt pattern

Santa Crossing: Get a head start on your holiday quilting with this creative quilt designed by Wendy Sheppard. The finished size is 69″ x 83″. Kits are available! Bonus: Get to know Wendy in our designer spotlight featured with the pattern in this issue.

QM1708 BERRY 450style New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Berry Mint Starburst quilt pattern

Berry Mint Starburst: This quilt designed by Pam Boswell is bursting with texture! From florals to plaids, Pam’s fabric choices work perfectly with the design. It’s based on a single block design using only two patch sizes; the blocks are placed in different orientations to create a unique overall arrangement. The quilt finishes at 80″ x 80″.

Browse our online gallery to preview all the quilt patterns included in this issue.

Keep an eye out for the issue at newsstands! Print and digital copies will also be available soon in our online shop. You can also subscribe to Quiltmaker and never miss an issue.

Happy Quilting,
Natalie

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Win Some of the Designer Quilt Blocks from 100 Blocks Vol. 15!

Ten lucky quilters will win the original blocks

Vol 15 Contest Image 3 Win Some of the Designer Quilt Blocks from 100 Blocks Vol. 15!

Did you think the 100 Blocks Vol. 15 giveaways were all over at the end of last week’s Blog Tour Road Rally celebration? They’re not! We have one more chance for you to win some quilty goodies, and this prize is pretty amazing. We’re giving away the actual designer-made blocks from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 15 to 10 lucky quilters like you!

That’s right, these are the original quilt blocks made by your favorite designers: from Kate Colleran to Bonnie Hunter to Wendy Sheppard and many more. Don’t delay: we’ll choose 10 random winners on June 26, 2017. Each winner will receive 10 blocks each.

NOTE: This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (exluding Quebec) only.

Click here to visit the contest page and enter.

Good luck!
The Quiltmaker Team

P.S. Don’t have your copy of Vol. 15 yet? Print and digital copies are available here!

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Skip to My Lou: A Visit with Sharon Parcel

Sharon Parcel Skip to My Lou: A Visit with Sharon ParcelToday we’re excited to welcome designer Sharon Parcel as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Sharon is going to tell us about her beautiful Skip to My Lou quilt patterned in our May/June 2017 issue of Quiltmaker. This lovely design combines a traditional block with modern playful fabric. The quilt finishes at 57″ x 63″, and we’ve also included ideas for alternate sizes and color options in the magazine!
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100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour Recap & Grand Prize Winners

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Our 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour Rally was a great success last week! Thank you so much to everyone who joined us as we celebrated the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 with block previews, designer inspiration, giveaways and more fun. Of course, we also want to extend a special thank you to all of the block designers and industry sponsors who participated in the blog tour — your tips and overall creativity were SO inspiring!

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We hope everyone enjoyed all the new additions to the tour, too, like seeing the blocks in different colorways and learning more about the Quiltmaker team members who put this new issue together. Of course, one of our favorite new aspects of this issue’s blog tour was the Grand Prize Souvenir Hunt. We asked participating designers to hide “answers” to certain questions on their blog posts; then we asked YOU to find those answers and submit them at the end of the week for a chance at winning one of three big grand prize bundles.

These bundles have the best of everything — a copy of Vol. 15, all of our sponsor prizes featured on the daily giveaways during the tour, loads of goodies from our designers and more!

Grand Prize bundle 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour Recap & Grand Prize Winners

So without further ado, HERE are the Grand Prize Souvenir Hunt winners:

  • Patricia Moyles
  • Glenda White
  • Mimi Patrick

Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

(If you are curious who won our daily giveaways featured during the blog tour last week, check back on each day’s posts to see the updated list of winners.)

And, just because we’re still drooling over all these amazing new blocks, take a peek at a few more from Vol. 15 that weren’t featured during the blog tour last week:

QM100 PICKERING 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour Recap & Grand Prize Winners

Block #1435
Designed by: Kristen Pickering

Paper Doll Dress. Kristen used happy prints from Moda’s Brighten Up! line by Me & My Sister to bring this darling paper doll block to life.


Block #1404
Designed by: Dawn Heese

 Americana. Dawn created a design to showcase her homespun spirit with a variety of wool patches, hand applique and a warm cotton background.

Click on Dawn’s block to see color options made by our testers.


QM100 WHITE 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour Recap & Grand Prize Winners

Block #1445
Designed by: Jackie White

Summer’s Blooms. My goodness! How cute is this block? We just love how Jackie used rickrack and buttons to create this bouquet of folded fabric flowers.

We hope you all had a blast on the 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour and you got lots of ideas and inspiration for your own quilt projects. Oh! And if you don’t have your copy of Vol. 15 yet, be sure to look for it on newsstands or grab your copy in our online shop.

You can also sign up for our Special Issue Auto Ship program to have all of Quiltmaker’s special issues (including 100 Blocks) mailed to you as they are released.

Happy Quilting!

~ The Quiltmaker Team

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally

DAY 5: May 5, 2017

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 WELCOME TO DAY 5 of Our 100 Blocks Tour Road Rally!

Vol15 COVER Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Whew! We’ve had quite the journey this week. We’ve visited 30 of the blocks from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 15 and we still have 7 more to see today! Here at the Quiltmaker office we gave away our daily prizes and we’ve been gearing up for the grand prize giveaways.

The patterns for all of the blocks you’ve seen the last five days are available in Volume 15 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. If you haven’t picked up your copy don’t forget to stop by your newsstand today or get a print or digital copy issue now from the Quilt and Sew Shop.

TIP: Don’t miss any of Quiltmaker’s special issues, including 100 Blocks. You can get issues delivered straight to your mailbox. Sign up for our Special Issue Auto Ship program and we’ll mail our special issues to you as they are released. Learn more here.

Today is the DAY! Join the last day of the Souvenir Hunt as you take a block stop at each of the day’s designer blog sites for a chance at a grand prize. Winners will be announced on May 8th. Go to Day 1 of the Rally to get the details about participating. If you haven’t toured each day this week, you can still join us by going back to the Monday through Thursday blog posts! We’ll give you the details to tell us about the souvenirs you’ve collected and submit your entry for a grand prize after we’ve toured the rest of the blocks today.

Let’s begin the last of the blog tour!

You Are in the Driver’s Seat

100Blocks SouvenirHunt Day5 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

We’re going to look at 7 more Volume 15 blocks, visit the designers and meet one more Quiltmaker staff member, Tricia Patterson. Don’t forget to take a Block Stop to visit with the designers, and look for the last souvenirs. You should have collected 10 souvenirs by the end of the tour. Be sure to visit the designer sites as some of them are sponsoring their own giveaways!

QM100 BERTICS Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1452
Designed by: Stephanie Bertics
quiltnparty.com

Mountains & Plains. Stephanie’s block design is filled with quick-to-piece Triangle-Squares. She made her block with Art Gallery Fabrics’ Succulence by Bonnie Christine. See 100 Blocks Volume 15 for a sample quilt layout using Stephanie’s block.


QM100 BROWN Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1427
Designed by: Cheryl Brown
quilterchic.com

One More Round. Circles make the wreath in Cheryl’s colorful block. She even continued the circular theme in her choice of background fabric! Cheryl selected wool for some of the circle flowers to add visual texture to her block.


QM100 HERTEL Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1431
Designed by: Mary Hertel
madebymarney.com

Goin’ Fishin’. Do you know a fisherman that would appreciate this block design? Mary created her design with foundation sections and background patches, adding an embroidery fish line and button eye to lure you in. Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics, Batik by Mirah collection, were used for this block.


Block #1468
Designed by: Bonnie Hunter
quiltville.com

Sawtooth Flutter. Think scrappy. Think piecing techniques. Think Bonnie Hunter. The elements of her block come together quickly with units made from the Stitch-and-Flip technique.

Click on Bonnie’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1407
Designed by: Pam Lincoln
mamaspark.blogspot.com

Flutters of the Heart. Pam’s block is so romantic with these lovebirds sending messages to the heart. Pam’s design is made with machine applique and embroidery.

Click on Pam’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1485
Designed by: Jen Shaffer
patternsbyjen.blogspot.com

Jubilee. You just can’t beat blocks made with Triangle-Squares. Jen’s cut-and-sew design is a treat to make, as well as the possibilities if a bunch of these squares were placed together in a quilt. Think of how all the triangles would meet up. There are so many ways you can place fabrics and color with this design!

Click on Jen’s block to see color options made by our testers. 


QM100 VANDEN BOSCH Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1495
Designed by: Terri Vanden Bosch
lizardcreekquilting.com

Adventure Seeker. Flying Geese is the foremost technique to make Terri’s block design. Careful placement of the orientation of the fabric for the center triangle would create a striking effect when many blocks are joined in a quilt. 

Last Stop: Our House

Along the tour this week, we have featured the staff that designed blocks for Volume 15 of 100 Blocks. If you didn’t visit the blog each day, take a peak back through the week’s blogs to learn more about our in-house designers and their block inspirations. Now, it’s time for you to meet me, Tricia Patterson.

QM100 PATTERSON Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1422
Designed by: Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker
Refractions

Fabric, texture and technique inspired me when it came time to design my block for Volume 15. I love the richness of hand-dyed fabrics and creating designs with visual texture. For extracurricular fun and relaxation, I typically dye my own fabrics. I love experimenting with the effects of dye and color in fabric. I’ve also wanted to try incorporating Osnaburg fabric in a quilt design. I feel it’s the forgotten fabric with a very interesting history. Google it for some fun facts. And, to be honest, I do dread some of the time it takes to create a quilt using foundation piecing, however… I truly appreciate how foundations can expand design options for geometric quilts, plus making it much easier to achieve nice-looking angles and points.

I made my block in sections, separately sewing the outside sections together and the sections to make center star points. To finish the block, I joined each of the outer sections to the center.

I’ve been quilting for many years, moving from making crib to bed-size quilts as my two sons grew up. I’m repeating the cycle with four grandchildren. About 10 years ago I started experimenting with embellishments—buttons, ribbons, fabric strips, dyed silk cocoons, metal scraps, stone and wood chips, feathers—adding all kinds of stuff to quilted surfaces to create mixed media art quilts. Like many quilters, I’m in the midst of a journey to discover my own aesthetic and footprint. Whether I’m quilting a traditional design or taking a modern spin I just love to see how the next quilt is going to finish.

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Our quilt layout is complete! You can find the patterns for incorporating any of the blocks and this quilt layout, plus more, in 100 Blocks Volume 15!

Enter the Daily Giveaway!

Comment on this blog post to enter your name for the daily giveaway. We’ve traveled to so many places this week to check out block inspirations and to get to know more about the designers. What were your favorite parts of our 100 Blocks Blog Road Rally?

Leave your comment by midnight on Sunday, May 7. Winners will be chosen and announced Monday, May 8.

Vol.15 Blog Tour Day 5 winners are: Audrey Ney, Karen S, Julie Miller, Jolie, Allison Evrard, Diantha Howard and JoyceLM. Winners have been notified by email.

Today’s winner will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 15 plus a fabric bundle from one of today’s two tour sponsors, P&B Textiles and Riley Blake Designs, and/or a collection of other surprise quilty goodies.

  • 4 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15, a fabric bundle and other quilty goodies from the designers and QM.
  • 3 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15 and other quilty goodies from QM.

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And, Enter the GRAND PRIZE Giveaway!

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The moment you’ve been waiting for! It’s finally time to enter your name for one of the end-of-the-rally grand prizes!!

  1. Click here to launch the entry form.
  2. Enter the word or phrase you found from the designers’ website or blog post to answer the daily questions.
  3. Click the submit button to send your entry form.

You have all weekend to submit an entry to the contest, so lots of time to visit, or re-visit, the designers. 

Winners will be announced on the Quilty Pleasures blog on May 8th and notified by email.

Vol.15 Blog Tour Grand Prize winners are: Patricia Moyles, Glenda White and Mimi Patrick. Winners have been notified by email.

Grand prize winners will receive a fantastic bundle including a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 15, items from this week’s tour sponsors and other quilty goodies from the designers and QM.

Grand Prize bundle Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Thank You for Joining Us This Week!

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Special thanks to the following participating designers and sponsors who contributed products for our daily and grand prize giveaways.

Designers:

Industry Partners:

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 4

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally

DAY 4: May 4, 2017

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 WELCOME TO DAY 4 of Our 100 Blocks Tour Road Rally!

Vol15 COVER Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 4

Today is a great day to continue the tour of a sampling of the designer blocks from Volume 15 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! We are going to see 5 blocks from contributing designers and 2 designed by our staff. I’m finding it a lot of fun to locate the blocks we’ve presented during the daily tours in my copy of Volume 15 as we tour. I’m discovering way too many designs to add to my make-it bucket list!

If you don’t have your copy of Volume 15 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks stop by your newsstand today for a copy or get a print or digital copy issue now from the Quilt and Sew Shop.

TIP: Would you like to have all of the Quiltmaker special issues, including 100 Blocks, delivered straight to your mailbox? Sign up for our Special Issue Auto Ship program and we’ll mail our special issues to you as they are released. Learn more here.

Here’s what’s on our tour itinerary for today…

  • DAILY GIVEAWAYS. Your comments or questions about the daily blog posts give you a chance to win one of daily prize awards. Check the end of each day’s blogs to find out the winners of the daily giveaways.
  • THE HUNT CONTINUES. Don’t forget to take a Block Stop to visit with the designers, and look for souvenirs. 3 grand prizes will be awarded at the end of the rally. Join the Souvenir Hunt each day as you take a block stop at each of the day’s designer blog sites for a chance at a grand prize. Winners will be announced on May 8th. Go to Day 1 of the Rally to get more details about participating. It’s not too late to join us.
  • DESIGNERS ARE ALSO OFFERING GIVEAWAYS. Be sure to check it out; many of the designers are sponsoring their own giveaways during the rally!

Let’s join today’s 100 Blocks Tour Road Rally! 

You Are in the Driver’s Seat

Join the Souvenir Hunt Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 4

Block #1412
Designed by: Janice Averill
janiceaverill.com

Mock Maltese Cross. There are so many options for Janice’s block, with different fabrics and colors, and you could even place the foundation sections in different directions to create a new design. The foundation piecing is a great guide for making perfect points!

Click on Janice’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1454
Designed by: Patti Carey
pattispatchwork.com

Diamond Cut. Patti created this striking block design with Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer by Deborah Edwards. She created the sections by starting with Triangle-Squares and finishing them with Stich-and-Flip patches.

Click on Patti’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1474
Designed by: Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken
joscountryjunction.com

Nine Patch Palette. Try this block for some real color fun! Take a close look at the triangle shapes. They are made by strip piecing patches of fabric. STASH BUSTER: Dig deep to find some fun fabrics in your stash bag, box or closet!

Click on Jo and Kelli’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1477
Designed by: Debbie Martin
shadowsoftheblueridge.blogspot.com

Boxed Star. Debbie’s block was designed to join others of the same pattern in a bed-size quilt. Make many blocks, each from a different colorway, or make them all the same. You can’t go wrong to create a stunning quilt.

Click on Debbie’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1434
Designed by: Melva Nolan
melvalovesscraps.blogspot.com

Damselfly. Have you heard of a Damselfly? It’s similar to a dragonfly, but a little smaller with a slimmer body. When I Googled it I found that some species of damselfly have elaborate courtship behaviors. I’ll let you take it from here. Melva’s pretty block design could become the “new” butterfly, one quilters will incorporate into their quilts.

Click on Melva’s block to see color options made by our testers.

Last Stop: Our House

We’ve scheduled several meet-and-greets with the members of our staff this week, those who contributed block designs to Volume 15 of 100 Blocks. To give you an opportunity to know more about them I’ve asked our staff to tell us about the inspiration for their block design and a few things they would like you to know about them. Today we’re stopping to talk to Lori Baker and Erin Russek.

QM100 BAKER Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 4

Block #1425
Designed by: Lori Baker, Acquisitions Editor, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts
Mom’s Apple Pie
mccallsquilting.com

Lori often decides on the color scheme of her next quilt based on which of the tubs of fabric in her sewing room is overflowing. Her tub of green fabrics is running over! She was thinking of a way she could use lots of the little pieces when she came up with appliqued leaves for her block design. One might think the stems in her block are from hand stitching, but they aren’t. She created them with her sewing machine’s triple stitch, which most machines have available.

Lori doesn’t know if she’ll ever make a show quilt. She prefers to make utility quilts that the recipients can use and enjoy. If there are any irregularities or mistakes, it’s okay since the quilt is only meant for them. She assures us it doesn’t mean she is sloppy, but it does take away some of the pressure. Lori waffles on her preference between traditional and modern quilts. She really loves to make intricate pieced backs. (We’ve come to expect to see a stunning back as well top to the quilts Lori brings to the office.) In fact, she generally makes pieced backs in order to use more of her fabric inventory. (I think that interprets to “her stash.”)

When Lori isn’t considering or working on the next project she likes to read, do jigsaw puzzles and garden. She also spends a lot of time exploring with her 5-year-old granddaughter. Oh, and did I mention? She wears some extraordinary embellished jackets, which she has created from everyday plain ones; not just embroidering something on the front, she adds embellishments to the sleeves, the pockets, and anywhere else she chooses. The garment is her tabula rasa, a blank slate just waiting for creativity.

Block #1410
Designed by: Erin Russek, Associate Editor, Quiltmaker
Dizzy Daisies

Click on Erin’s block to see color options made by our testers.

I’ve learned that so many of our readers already know Erin by her exquisite hand applique, so much so that you can see a block or a quilt and say, “That’s Erin’s!” every time. Her Volume 15 block design continues to validate her reputation. So, it’s not surprising that Erin loves traditional applique blocks and is always trying to find new flower designs to try. And, she loves fabrics that are bright and cheerful.

Erin’s a big fan of starch-and-press applique and her secret applique weapon is a good audiobook to stitch by. Her advice to applique quilters is to have all the patches ready to stitch before you begin: turn under all the edges and use glue to baste shapes in place.

A few more Erinisms: She can’t start sewing or cooking unless things are tidy and her dog must like the steady rhythm of her sewing machine because he likes to sleep under her desk while she sews.

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Vol 15 Setting 4 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 4

Our quilt layout is almost complete from using some of the blocks we’ve seen from our tour this week! You can find the patterns for incorporating any of the blocks and this quilt layout, plus more, in 100 Blocks Volume 15.

Enter the Daily Giveaway!

Hold on there, pardner! Hold your horses!!  Before you leave, comment on this blog post to enter your name for the daily giveaway. Let us know which of the 100 Blocks you would use in the layout above. Use only those we’ve shown you during the last 4 tour days.

Leave your comment by midnight on Friday, May 5. Winners will be chosen and announced Monday, May 8.

The winners of the Vol.15 Blog Tour: Day 4 are: Beth T., Summer, Wanda, Mary D. and Judi Duncan. Winners have been notified by email.

Today’s winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 15 plus a fabric bundle from today’s tour sponsor, Northcott Fabrics, and/or a collection of other surprise quilty goodies. (Click on the Northcott link to see Patti Carey’s second post for the tour, this one on behalf of the company! There’s a giveaway there, too!) Our giveaway prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 2 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15, a fabric bundle and other quilty goodies from the designers and QM.
  • 3 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15 and other quilty goodies from QM.

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Northcott Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 4

Join us tomorrow for Day 5, the last day of the Block Tour Road Rally!

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Special thanks to the following participating designers and sponsors who contributed products for our daily and grand prize giveaways.

Designers:

Industry Partners:

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally

DAY 3: May 3, 2017

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WELCOME TO DAY 3 of Our 100 Blocks Tour Road Rally!

Vol15 COVER Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Today is the day of piece-ful celebration! You’ll find all the blocks we are sharing today in the Pieced section of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 15. If you don’t have your copy of Volume 15 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks stop by your newsstand today for a copy or get a print or digital copy issue now from the Quilt and Sew Shop.

We have more giveaways today! Your comments or questions about the daily blog posts give you a chance to win one of these. We’ll post the winner of each day’s giveaway here on the blog.

And don’t forget the 3 grand prizes we will award at the end of the rally. Join the Souvenir Hunt each day as you take a block stop at each of the day’s designer blog sites for a chance at a grand prize. Winners will be announced on May 8th. Go to Day 1 of the Rally to get the details about participating.

Our Blocks are waiting. Let’s Go!

You Are in the Driver’s Seat

100Blocks SouvenirHunt Day3 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

We’re going to look at 8 more designers and blocks today. You’ll also meet two more staff members, Gigi Khalsa and Deb McDonald, who contributed pieced block designs for Volume 15. Don’t forget to take a Block Stop to visit with the designers, and look for souvenirs. Be sure to check it out; many of the designers are sponsoring their own giveaways during the rally!

QM100 FANNIN Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Block #1459
Designed by: Kelly Fannin
thatlookslikeitneedsstitches.blgspot.com

Quilty Quotes. This is Kelly’s fourth contribution of blocks designed with punctuation and symbols. All pieced. Quilty Questions was published in Volume 14 of 100 Blocks, You’ve Got Mail in Volume 12, …and so on… in Volume 10. You can buy back issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks here.


Block #1465
Designed by: Diane Harris
stashbandit.net

Triple Threat. A past Associate Editor of Quiltmaker, Diane is undertaking new adventures as a designer and still making incredible stash-busting patterns.

Click on Diane’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1469
Designed by: Debby Johnson
inthedoghousedesigns.com

Coronation. Even the Queen of England would fall in love with the elegance of this block made of Stitch-and-Flip units joined by patches.

Click on Debbie’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1478
Designed by: Sarah Maxwell
designsbysarahj.com

Summer Spin. Sarah created her whimsical block design using her fabric line Dandy Days along with Centennial Solids, both from Marcus Fabrics. The block pattern is made easy by sewing units and sections before joining the connecting patches.

Click on Sarah’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1498
Designed by: Anne Wiens
sweetgrassdesigns.com

Showcase. Oh, the places you can go with this block design! It would be the perfect pattern to showcase a theme print, fussy-cut patch and more in the center.

Click on Anne’s block to see color options made by our testers.


QM100 VANDERBURGH Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Block #1496
Designed by: Sarah Vanderburgh
sewjoycreations.com

Hope Blossom. Sarah’s block design is extra flirty with the tone-on-tones she chose for the fabric. It has the appeal of a freshly picked flower in early springtime.

Last Stop: Our House

Along the tour this week, we are featuring our staff that designed blocks for Volume 15 of 100 Blocks. Get to know us. I asked each of the staff designers to describe the inspiration behind their block design for Volume 15 and to respond to a couple of questions for our meet-and-greet.

QM100 KHALSA Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Block #1472
Designed by: Gigi Khalsa, Associate Editor, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts
Labyrinth Cabin
mccallsquilting.com

Gigi’s block design is based upon a Log Cabin Block, but with additional design elements and slightly different construction. It ends up resembling a labyrinth or maze. The small-scale Robert Kaufman prints were perfect for this design, since the print is small enough that it can disguise seams, but it doesn’t read as a solid or tone-on-tone. She likes the little flowery motifs and the metallic accents of the fabric too. The solid black is a strong contrast to the prints and gives the design a lot of impact. Gigi suggests avoiding the use of large prints to make this block, since it would make the seams more visible and that could dilute the flow of the design.

Working at McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker has changed the way Gigi approaches design. As she comes up with a design, she now also thinks about how to write a pattern for it. She’s a big fan of mixing fabric, prints and colors that don’t necessarily ‘match.’ Gigi has stumbled upon really cool designs and effect by mixing disparate elements, and it truly makes her designs unique. She doesn’t feel it’s always successful but it doesn’t stop her from trying. Besides, how would she know if she doesn’t try it??

Gigi feels she has become much better at free-motion quilting on her home sewing machine over the past several years, just by not giving up. Her only advice to others who want to improve is PRACTICE! Her lines aren’t perfect and motifs are often wonky, but when an entire quilt is done, the imperfections aren’t as noticeable as the allover quilting. She acknowledges it can be frustrating during the process but she’s always glad she made the effort when she sees the finished product.

QM100 MCDONALD Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Block #1480
Designed by: Deb McDonald, Administrative Editor, McCall’s Quilting
Citrus Blender
mccallsquilting.com

Deb’s inspiration validates the notion design inspirations for quilt patterns can be found everywhere. Deb’s inspiration for her Volume 15 block design came from a trip to the grocery store, and seeing a container of lemon/lime/orange sherbet. (Note: She says the container did not come home with her.) She made the block during the winter while picturing herself sipping a citrus smoothie while enjoying a bright, warm sunshine.

Deb suggests “growing” this block by cutting patches for the three vertical columns wider than 4-1/2″ and adding orange and yellow patches to the columns in half-inch increasingly larger increments until you’ve created a quilt. It’s also terrific starter pattern for newby quilters; kids and adults to practice sewing and piecing skills.

Deb’s favorite place to quilt is at the picnic table alongside her 5th wheel RV. During the camping season you might find her in one of Colorado’s Front Range parks—Chatfield, Cherry Creek, St. Vrain or Boyd Lake. In addition to quilting, she enjoys reading fiction, mostly mysteries. She also enjoys road bicycling. Deb and her husband live about a mile from the Platte River Trails, so it’s often the destination for a ride. While she loves the mountains of Colorado she is a displaced water person at heart.

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Vol 15 Setting 3 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

We’ve added a few more blocks to our quilt layout. You can find the patterns for incorporating any of the blocks and this quilt layout, plus more, in 100 Blocks Volume 15!

Tip: You can sign up to have all of the Quiltmaker special issues, including 100 Blocks, delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for our Special Issue Auto Ship program and we’ll mail our special issues to you as they are released. Learn more here.

Enter the Daily Giveaway!

Red light! Stop!  Before you leave, comment on this blog post to enter your name for the daily giveaway. Let us know the craziest place you’ve taken your hand quilting or your sewing machine to quilt.

Leave your comment by midnight on Thursday, May 4. Winners will be chosen and announced Friday, May 5.

Today’s winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 15 plus a fabric bundle from one of today’s tour sponsors, Timeless Treasures and Windham Fabrics, and/or a collection of other surprise quilty goodies. (Timeless Treasures is also having a giveaway on their blog, and Windham has a terrific blog post in support of the tour too — so be sure to check those out!) For our giveaway, prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 4 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15, a fabric bundle and other quilty goodies from the designers and QM.
  • 3 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15 and other quilty goodies from QM.

The winners of the Vol.15 Blog Tour Day 3 Giveaway are: Patricia Lines, Stacy Mitchell, Pat K, Jamie, KT, Vicki H and Karen Thurn. Winners have been notified by email.

 

TimelessTreasuresLogo Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Timles Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Windham logo Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Windham Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 3

Join us tomorrow for Day 4 of the Block Tour Road Rally!

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Special thanks to the following participating designers and sponsors who contributed products for our daily and grand prize giveaways.

Designers:

Industry Partners:

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally

DAY 2: May 2, 2017

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WELCOME TO DAY 2 of Our 100 Blocks Tour Road Rally!

Vol15 COVER Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

We’re pleased to see that you’ve returned for another day to help us celebrate the latest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 15. If you are joining us for the first time, check out what happened on Day 1 of the rally. The issue is now on the newsstands and you can also get a print or digital copy issue from the Quilt and Sew Shop.

We have several block stops planned for today. You’ll see some of the blocks from the latest issue of 100 Blocks and meet their designers. We’ve also included a couple of the Quiltmaker staff blocks from the issue. I asked each of the staff designers a few questions so you’ll get to know more about them, too!

Don’t forget about our giveaways! We have lots of goodies for some lucky readers in our  daily giveaways. Your comments or questions about the daily blog posts give you a chance to win one of these. Winners will be chosen for each day and announced on the blog. We’re also giving away 3 grand prizes at the end of the rally.

Join the Souvenir Hunt each day as you take a block stop at each of the day’s designer blog sites for a chance at a grand prize. Winners will be announced on May 8th. Go to Day 1 of the Rally to get the details about participating.

Let’s get on the road!

You Are in the Driver’s Seat

100Blocks SouvenirHunt Day2 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

Check out the following blocks from Volume 15. Don’t forget to take a Block Stop to visit with the designers, and look for souvenirs. Make a note, some of the designers are sponsoring their own giveaways during the rally!

QM100 ALEXANDER Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

Block #1411
Designed by: Paige Alexander
quiltedblooms.com

 Diamond Twist. Crossing angles offers a different point of view for these diamond shapes. Paige foundation pieced sections to create this quick block made with Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton solids.


Block #1457
Designed by: Abigail Dolinger
abyquilts.wordpress.com

Cameo Appearance. Aby’s heart-warming block would make the perfect setting for a bed quilt. She pieced it using the Stitch-and-Flip technique. Cameo Appearance is made with American Beauty by Gerri Robinson for Red Rooster Fabrics.

Click on Aby’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1460
Designed by: Cindy Foster
sewmanyroads.blogspot.com

Desert Eyes. Another quick-piecing block, using Triangle-Squares and Stitch-and-Flip techniques.

Click on Cindy’s block to see color options made by our testers.


QM100 FUNDORA Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

Block #1403
Designed by: Yolanda Fundora
urbanamishfabrics.com

BartholoMEW. What’s this sweet little cat up to? This iconic bookshop kitty is all applique with a pieced border to create the frame.


Block #1473
Designed by: Andy Knowlton
abrightcorner.com

Aquamarine. The center patches of Andy’s block design is perfect for some of those wayward fabric scraps you might have stashed away. Cut these 2″ finished squares scrappy!

Click on Andy’s block to see color options made by our testers.


QM100 THOMAS Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

Block #1492
Designed by: Jennifer Thomas
curlicuecreations.blogspot.com

Cherry Bon Bon. Color this block traditional or modern. Jennifer used Pumpkin Pie by Laundry Basket Quilts from Moda Fabrics to create this block of chocolates.

Last Stop: Our House

Over the years many of our readers have asked about our staff, and if they are quilters. We are proud to say, “Yes we are!”  Each day we’ll add a couple of blocks to the tour Road Rally that were designed by our staff. We’d like you to get to know us so I asked each of them to describe the inspiration behind their block design for Volume 15 and to respond to a couple of questions for our meet-and-greet.

Block #1451
Designed by: Carolyn Beam, Content Director, Quiltmaker
Sunlight Meteor

Click on Carolyn’s block to see color options made by our testers.

Carolyn likes small blocks, (not necessarily the minis she used to make in the 80s with 1″– 1-1/2″ blocks), but blocks between 3″-6″ are her favorites. Carolyn likes star blocks. She was doodling on graph paper trying to come up with a design that incorporated these two design elements, and this block evolved. She made this block with Lulu Lane by Carey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.

Currently, Carolyn’s favorite fabrics are bright pastels, so the collection she used for her block fits the bill.

A tip for you: Carolyn finds that an accurate seam allowance is especially important when make blocks that contain small pieces.

Besides quilting, Carolyn’s favorite things to do are spending time with family, photography and traveling. Unless she’s making quilts for our magazines, she likes using her stash to make quilts for charity. In fact, in 2016 she made a resolution to make a quilt each month to donate to the fire station where her son works, quilts made and given from the heart to comfort victims of fires and other traumatic events. And… she made them!  Resolution accomplished.

QM100 STARCK Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

Block #1441
Designed by: Denise Starck, Art Director, Quiltmaker
Tree Houses

Denise likes foundation piecing because it helps make some of those difficult angles easier to piece, and gives quilters more design possibilities.

Denise was inspired by QM’s Bitty Blocks and has always liked blocks that combine large and small sizes in the same units. She chose the fabric collection, Whale of a Time by Deborah Edwards for Northcott, because it’s a fresh color palette, whimsical and seemed fitting to the theme of her block.

Denise finds designing for a quilting magazine as much fun as you might think it could be. In case you were wondering, she wants to share, “No, we aren’t perfect quilters at Quiltmaker!” You should hear some of the after weekend confessions about quilting bloopers! We also have lots of activities we enjoy outside of our passion for quilting. Denise is the mom of a teenager (say no more), a runner and loves a good glass of wine!

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That’s it for Day 2 of the 100 Blocks Volume 15 Blog Tour Road Rally. You can make a quilt sampler with the blocks we are showcasing in the 5-day tour. We picked up 8 more blocks today.

Vol 15 Setting 2 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

You can find the patterns for incorporating any of the blocks and this quilt layout, plus more, in 100 Blocks Volume 15!

Tip: Sign up to have all of the Quiltmaker special issues, including 100 Blocks, delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for our Special Issue Auto Ship program and we’ll mail our special issues to you as they are released. Learn more here.

Enter the Daily Giveaway!

Don’t get out yet; the motor is still running!  Before you leave, comment on this blog post to enter your name for the daily giveaway. Let us know the farthest you’ve traveled to visit a quilt shop. Tell us about the shop.

Leave your comment by midnight on Wednesday, May 3. Winners will be chosen and announced Thursday, May 4.

Today’s winners will receive  a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 15 plus a ruler from today’s tour sponsor, Guidelines4Quilting, and/or a collection of other surprise quilty goodies.

Winner’s of the Vol.15 Day 2 Blog Tour Giveaways are: Wendy, Chelsea Anderson, Rachell Reilly, Loris Mills and Diane Paul. Winners have been notified by email.

  • 2 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15, a ruler and other quilty goodies from the designers and QM.
  • 3 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15 and other quilty goodies from QM.

GL Logo 4 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

G4Q Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 2

Join us tomorrow for Day 3 of the Block Tour Road Rally!

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Special thanks to the following participating designers and sponsors who contributed products for our daily and grand prize giveaways.

Designers:

Industry Partners:

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally

DAY 1: May 1, 2017

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Welcome to the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 15 celebration! We are excited to share the latest issue with you, a collection of traditional and modern block designs and techniques from your favorite designers, as well as an introduction to the creative efforts of some new ones.

Vol15 COVER Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Travel to your local newsstand to pick up a copy; it’s available beginning May 1st. Or, purchase your copy at our Quilt and Sew Shop.

To celebrate the release of this issue we’ve planned a 5-day Blog Tour Road Rally where you’ll see some of the blocks up close. You can take a side-road for a quick block stop to visit with the designers to learn more about them and the blocks they’ve created. Pick up some advice, a tip or two and see some of the other designs they’ve been working on. We hope you’ll join us every day!

You’ll have the opportunity to win prizes during your travels. In addition to some of the designers offering giveaways from their blog sites, we will award daily giveaways. Your comments or questions about the daily blog posts give you a chance to win one of these. Winners will be chosen for each day and announced on the blog.

We’re also giving away 3 grand prizes at the end of the rally. Join the adventure each day for a chance at a grand prize. Here is how it will work:

  • It’s something like a treasure hunt, but we’re calling it a Souvenir Hunt.
  • I’ll post two questions somewhere in the Quilty Pleasures blog post each day of the Road Rally.
  • The souvenirs you are looking for is a word or phrase to answer each of the questions.
    • Sample question: What is my favorite piecing technique?
    • Answer: Foundation
  • To search for answers, click on the links to the designer sites presented on that day.
  • Jot down the answers you find to the questions. We’ll post a link to a questionnaire on Friday, May 5th to submit your answers to enter the drawing for a grand prize.
  • You will have until 12:00 midnight Sunday, May 7th to submit your entry. We will announce the winners in the Quilty Pleasures blog post on Monday, May 8th!

Let’s Get on the Road!

First Stop: Our House

So many readers ask us about our work and what we do to put together Quiltmaker’s magazines. We’ve decided to give you a tour of the steps involved to create an issue of QM’s 100 Blocks. Just a note here, EVERY member of the team is a quilter too! Click on the image below to see our staff in action.

Shortly after Deb McDonald receives designer blocks we send them off to Denise Starck to begin crafting the artwork. Denise passes the blocks to Erin Russek and Tricia Patterson, who write the patterns. Tricia coordinates testing and sends the patterns to at least 3 testers. The testers send a photo of their test block and an evaluation to Tricia that lets us know how we can correct or improve the pattern directions, and then Erin and Tricia make necessary changes to the pattern. When a pattern is finished it goes to Carolyn Beam for final proofing. During the process, each pattern is proofed 5 times! Mellisa Mahoney photographs all the blocks for the publication. Kelly Eisinger joins the team to communicate with designers and sponsors, coordinates designer and tester thank-you gifts. She also organizes the block giveaways for our readers, and more. And, last but surely not least, Natalie Nettles, our Quilty Pleasures blog site guru, helps pull together and present the blog tour and supports it throughout blog week.

One very important element of our team is our testers. As you can see in the map below our testers live all over the United States, and we have a few from Canada and The Nederlands. Each tester is assigned at least 13 blocks to test in a 3-4 month timeframe. Their participation is invaluable!!

Vol 15 Tester Map Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Now, You Are in the Driver’s Seat!

100Blocks SouvenirHunt Day1 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Check out the following blocks from Volume 15. Don’t forget to take a Block Stop to visit with the designers, and look for souvenirs!

Block #1448
Designed by: Nancy Allen
bountifulheirlooms.blogspot.com

 Pinwheels All Around takes off with the quilters’ favorite Pinwheel block. It’s an easy-to-piece pattern with the Triangle-Squares and Stitch-and-Flip techniques.

Click on Nancy’s block to see color options made by our testers.


QM100 BRICKEY Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Block #1415
Designed by: Cheryl Brickey
meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com

Sizzle Star. What a fun modern variation of a star pattern! Cheryl made this block with fabric from Yuwa Fabrics and Robert Kaufman. It’s easy to match up all the points with foundation-pieced sections. If you haven’t tried foundation piecing, or just need a refresher, click here for a free download of the Foundation Piecing Primer.


Block #1401
Designed by: Sandi Colwell
quiltcabanapatterns.com

Bunny Love. And, who wouldn’t love this cheerful applique bunny? You can use fabrics from your scrap stash to make this little critter for a special child. Sandi used fabric paint to highlight the bunny’s face. Embroidery floss works too!

Click on Sandi’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1456
Designed by: Melissa Corry
happyquiltingmelissa.com

Celtic Tricks. Some of the beauty behind Melissa’s block pattern is that it would be very easy to re-size into a larger wall hanging, crib quilt or make multiples for a bed-size quilt, just by making the patches longer. Melissa chose Desert Bloom by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics to make her block.

Click on Melissa’s block to see color options made by our testers.


Block #1461
Designed by: Yvonne Fuchs
quiltingjetgirl.com

 Four Way Blocks. Oh, the places you could go with this block pattern. Make it scrappy, use batiks or change up the colors. Do all three! Yvonne created her block with Cirrus Solids from Cloud 9 Fabrics.

Click on Yvonne’s block to see color options made by our testers.


QM100 PILAND Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Block #1484
Designed by: Laura Piland
sliceofpiquilts.blogspot.com

Split Mountain. Laura’s block verges on the trendy improvisational piecing. For this block, you simply make it, cut it apart, arrange the pieces and sew it back together again. Check the pattern in QM 100 Blocks Volume 15 to see how it’s made!

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We’ve made it through the first day of the 100 Blocks Volume 15 Blog Tour Road Rally. You can make a quilt sampler with the blocks we are showcasing in the 5-day tour. We picked up 6 blocks today.

Vol 15 Setting 1 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

You can find the patterns for incorporating any of the blocks and this quilt layout, plus more, in— you know it100 Blocks Volume 15!

Tip: You can sign up to have all of the Quiltmaker special issues, including 100 Blocks, delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for our Special Issue Auto Ship program and we’ll mail our special issues to you as they are released. Learn more here.

Enter the Daily Giveaway!

Wait! Before you leave, comment on this blog post to enter your name for the daily giveaway. Let us know which of the blocks we looked at today inspired you the most. Tell us why.

Leave your comment by midnight on Tuesday, May 2. Winners will be chosen and announced Wednesday, May 3.

Today’s winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 15 plus a fabric bundle from one of today’s two tour sponsors, Hoffman Fabrics and Robert Kaufman, and/or a collection of other surprise quilty goodies. (Be sure to visit Hoffman’s blog for a free pattern and more!)

  • 4 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15, a fabric bundle and other quilty goodies from the designers and QM.
  • 3 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15 and other quilty goodies from QM.

Winner’s of the Vol.15 Day 1 Blog Tour Giveaways are: Elizabeth Russell, Sandy A in St. Louis, Lori Smanski, Kathleen Scargle, Kristine Clay, Martina and NancyB from Many LA. Winners have been notified by email.

Hoffman logo Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Hoffman Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

RobertKaufman 250 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Robert Kaufman Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 1

Join us tomorrow for Day 2 of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally!

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Special thanks to the following participating designers and sponsors who contributed products for our daily and grand prize giveaways.

Designers:

Industry Partners:

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Coming Next Week: 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour

Join us here on Quilty Pleasures May 1-5 for all the fun

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The newest volume of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks hits newsstands next week, and print and digital copies are available to purchase early in our online shop!

Vol15 COVER Coming Next Week: 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour

This edition includes 100 brand new quilt blocks from your favorite designers. We’ll be celebrating the issue’s release all week long on Quilty Pleasures, and we’re totally revamping the blog tour this time around to bring you even more fun and excitement.

As always, there will be lots of designer inspiration and fun giveaways. We’ll also have a grand prize souvenir hunt, color option ideas, an inside look at how our team put the issue together and much more.

See you there!

~ The Quiltmaker team

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