100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 5

It’s the final day of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour and we’re so glad you’ve joined us. We still have lots of prizes to give away, so read to the end of this post and also scroll down to see all the posts with an asterisk (*) and comment away! Today we’ll also give out the Big Bundles. Leave a comment on the appropriate Big Bundle Giveaway post to enter: U.S. and Canada OR all places outside U.S. and Canada. Watch for a post next week announcing the Big Bundle winners after we’ve confirmed them.

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Goes on sale November 16

A few more prizes we’ll be sending to quilters just like you:

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Luscious batik pre-cuts from Hoffman California Fabrics for giveaway

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Lovely Christmas prints from Red Rooster Fabrics for giveaway

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Handmade coasters from designer Kathy York for giveaway

Here’s another great block from Volume 2:

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Homestead Album by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith

And the block repeated 16 times:

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Homestead Album by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith

Today’s Featured Designers

1. Chloe Anderson/Colleen Reale: toadusew.com/blog

2. Jina Barney: jinabarneydesignz.blogspot.com

3. Cara Bonner: thequiltnook.com/blog

4. Mary Jane Carey: blog.hollyhillquiltdesigns.com

5. Barbara Cline: quiltingal.xanga.com

6. Karen Combs: karencombs.wordpress.com

7. Tricia Cribbs: friendfolks.com/weblog

8. Sue Daley: suedaleydesigns.typepad.com

9. Monique Dillard: opengatequilts.com

10: Vickie Eapen: spunsugarquilt.com

11: Sherri Driver and Laura Roberts of McCall’s Quilting (our sister publication): mccallsquilting.com/blogs

Today’s Featured Sponsors
(we’ve got prizes from all of them, plus look for a giveaway on the first one)

1. Fat Quarters Quilt Shop

2. Blank Quilting

3. FreeSpirit Fabric

4. P&B Textiles

5. RJR Fabrics

6. Robert Kaufman Fabrics

What did you discover in today’s visits to the designers listed above? Leave a comment here and we’ll pick winners to receive copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Winners have been chosen and notified. As soon as they are confirmed, we will announce them here.

Remember to scroll down and leave a comment in the appropriate Big Bundle post today: U.S. and Canada OR all places outside U.S. and Canada.

It’s been an inspiring week. Thank you for joining us, and we hope you’ll come back often to Quilty Pleasures!

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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172 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 5

  1. Jean Ann says:

    I just signed up for a subscription to Quiltmaker. I have subscribed off and on, have the first issue ever, I think it was printed about 25 years ago. It’s still a good issue with lots of great projects.

  2. Tammy says:

    I really appreciate this chance at this giveaway. All the patterns that I have seen so far have been very inspiring and get my creative juices flowing!! Thank you again!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’m getting my magazine tomorrow! I’m so excited. Thank you so much for the tour, I’m so anxious to get my magazine!

  4. Melanie says:

    Can’t wait to purchase this magazine. I know it’ll be an inspiration to me for future projects. The blogs have been great too!

  5. What great fun this has been! I have seen so many new things and am very excited to see the magazine. Thank you for organizing the fun tour and for the opportunity to win some prizes.
    Now…I must get back to work!

  6. Leanne says:

    I discovered that discovering these amazing blogs is almost as good as the blocks – now I said almost !

  7. Karen A says:

    I’ve seen so many great ideas that my head is spinning! Now if I could just find the time to create.

  8. Michelle Clemons says:

    Wow there is so much to take in. I would love to win a copy of the magazine, but if I don’t I will get a copy. So much inspiration and beauty!

  9. Sandy N. says:

    I’ve discovered I have been on the computer way too long looking at all these great sites!=) Love all the blocks I’ve seen.

  10. Kathy says:

    I have learned some new blogs and designers that I will follow. Lots of reading to be done , love the inspiration of all the fabulous quilters out there.

  11. Sharon says:

    I love Sherri Driver’s quilts (Of course. They are always winning prizes.), and her block for this issue is great.

  12. Jean says:

    What a wonderful group of quilters. I am so inspired and can’t wait to see this magazine!

  13. Daisy says:

    l loved seeing all the different blocks, especially Sue Daleys EPP. We need more of that up here in Canada. l am so excited to get started on a project of my own. l have enjoyed reading all of the blogs. Thank you

  14. Barb Roesslein says:

    Have enjoyed this last day of the blog hop. Have discovered so many talented quilters, which has given me so much inspiration.

  15. Sharyn says:

    What did I learn today? That this was even going on…I guess I don’t get out much ;)
    I can see I have hours of reading ahead of me, please pardon my quietness!
    Sharyn in Kalama

  16. Mystica says:

    The best part is finding new blogs – everyone of them different and offering such inspiration!

  17. I’ve discovered a ton of fabulous blogs and designers! So much inspiration and blocks to try! All I want for Christmas is fabric!

  18. Sheila says:

    Thanks so much for all the fun this week! I’ve discovered lots of talented new designers and wonderful blocks to try. So thanks again!

  19. geri says:

    I love scrappy quilts…and I love to learn new techniques. I am terrible at piecing…so love paper.

  20. kim Z says:

    I’ve discovered many new sites and blogs for so many new designs. I’m pretty new at this so lots of good information for me to learn! Thanks

  21. Tina F says:

    I’m so excited about this site because I found so many new blogs to follow! Great inspiration.

  22. Wanda says:

    I discovered a lot of new blogs I will want to visit. What a bunch of talented people!

  23. Debbie in Wa says:

    Beautiful new fabrics! Great ideas and patterns ~ even freebies
    Wonderful ‘new’ blogs to visit
    Thanks

  24. Charlene says:

    Oh my gosh, for the past few nights I have gone to bed dreaming of quilts and new patterns! Each day on this blog tour I have ‘met’ new quilting sites and blogs! LOVE IT!!

  25. Mary Jo says:

    I’m amazed at how many “designers” are just ordinary people! :)
    Thanks for “tour” and this giveaway!

    Blessings!
    undertheshadowofHiswingatgmaildotcom

  26. Michelle M says:

    I learned there are a lot of generous and talented quiltmakers out there that do a very good job of blogging. Their love of this art will be passed from generation to generation through their blogs.

  27. WYO Di says:

    WOW, what a day of getting introduced to new blog and websites, OH, did I mention all the great quilt artists out there.
    WHOA, my head is spinning with new ideas, techniques. Thanx Quiltmater!

  28. Lina says:

    INSPIRATION! There are some really talented people out there who have a lot of exciting ideas.

  29. Thanks for Provide hand made rugs info. Its very useful

  30. VickiT says:

    First I wanted to say thank you to all who helped pull this blog tour, the magazine, and all the coordination in getting all the blocks created and into this wonderful magazine. After spending five days wandering through all of these blogs I can honestly say that I have found SO many more wondeful quilt designers than I was already following each week. HOW will I ever get any quilting done now that I’ve found even more to read? LOL There is SO much talent to be found in reading the blogs of all the designers and it’s so wondeful at how giving each of them are. They are there for anyone reading their blogs or websites to answer questions or comments no matter how small or large the question. I love that each will take the time to answer a complete stranger if you have a question to ask.

    And lastly too but certainly not least, thank you to all the sponsors for all the goodies they have generously given as prizes for all of use blog wanderers. That’s wondeful of each of you to give away such great prizes as well.

    This has been so much fun. I want to know how we can win one of those awesome coffee mugs I saw on one of the blogs with all the blocks. Those are awesome. What a special thing for the designers to have.

  31. Quilthappy says:

    I’ve discovered SO many talented folks out there! Thanks so much for the opportunity to see their blocks and learn more about them in the process. It’s been SO much fun!

  32. julie w says:

    I discovered some new designers and a free tablerunner pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. MoeWest says:

    I discovered many blocks that I want to sew, some new blogs to visit again, and I found the 101st block!

  34. Wendy W. says:

    GREAT ideas, FABULOUS designers and WAGONLOADS of inspiration here. Thank you so much. Maybe I am one of the last here but I give you my heartfelt thanks! 100 Blocks looks like the bee’s knees.
    Wendy in OR

  35. Robin says:

    WOW I recognized several of the artists listed today. And bookmarked several new ones that I really enjoyed! I would LOVE to get a copy of the magazine, being unemployed means food comes before magazines LOL
    Robin
    qltnrobin@hotmail.com

  36. Gale Lavers says:

    Great blogs, great blocks, great prizes and another great 100 blocks magazine. Thanks for another winning magazine, I can’t wait to get my copy.
    Gale in Newfoundland, Canada

  37. Leslie Schmidt says:

    I found out that there are so many talented people out there designing things for people like me who have no clue how to do that!

  38. Some great designs and I discovered some free patterns on some of the fabric companies blogs/websites. Thanks for introducing us to so many talented people.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

  39. Jill says:

    The designers have beautiful and very colorful designs. I was excited to find the app on the Robert Kaufman site.

  40. SheilaC says:

    I loved looking at all the great blocks and allthe beautiful designs. Can’t wait to see the new magazine.

    SheilaC

  41. Laurie Maracle says:

    Thank you so much for putting this all together. I have enjoyed this, learnt alot, bookmarked repeatedly, and found lots to dream about tonight. Quilt On!

  42. Linda (Petey) says:

    What fun it has been to visit around and be inspired by all the designers and lovely fabrics. Makes the fingers itch to get going.
    Thanks so much…

  43. Melba says:

    My last name’s Kauffmann, I’m just wondering if I’m related to Robert Kaufman, it’s a funny thing though!

  44. kathy h says:

    I discovered some new fabric lines that I have not seen in the stores yet and also that there are a lot of free patterns available.

  45. Cheryl says:

    can’t wait to get the magazine. Have made many of the block from the first issue already!

  46. Deb says:

    New blogs are what I’m enjoying the most about this blog tour. Seeing lots of great blocks on each of the blogs. I’d love to win one of the books before this tour is finished!

  47. arlette says:

    I found some awesome and fantastic blocks today, Rosie’s Posie’s from Cara took my attention, because it’s made with yoyos and ric rac, looks super cute, I loved it!!!, I’m just imagin the first time I’m going to hold your magazine <3

  48. WendyMT says:

    Besides learning I wish I would have kept my 100 Blocks issue from last year rather than give it as a secret sister gift :) , I’ve found so many new blogs and quiet a diverse set of blocks to be found in your 100 Blocks issue this year. What inspiration! Thank you so much, not only for the wonderful magazine, but for hosting such a terrific blog tour!!

  49. Nancy says:

    So many designers out there that we don’t know about. It is great to see their blocks and read what inspired their choice. There are some great blogs out there just waiting to be found, and you are making that happen.

  50. Pat Smith says:

    So many blogs to look at and so little time. Checked out toadusew and really like the the block they made for Quiltmaker. I will have to check out more tomorrow. Thanks for the preview.

  51. Ann says:

    I learned that I am going to try red work -

  52. Nerida Curtis says:

    I have enjoyed visiting today’s blogs and what I have found is many more patterns to buy,quilts to make inspiration buy the bucket load and enjoyed Holly Hill Quilt Designs booth at Houston with her lovely chicken rug. Thank you for the fun this week.

  53. Georgette Mitchell says:

    I discovered that there will never be enough days left in my life to sew all the blocks and quilts that I want to make.

  54. Deb G. in VA says:

    I loved visiting new blogs. I especially loved Sue Daley’s EPP block. I’ve never done any EPP, but I think I will need to learn so I can make her block! Thanks!

  55. duff says:

    What did I learn? I was really enamored with Sue Daley’s block which was constructed using English paper piecing. She went on to say that it’s not just about hexagons, any shape is game! I love that quilting is evolving in so many wonderful, creative ways! And really, how the heck she made that block using the English paper piecing method is mind boggling!

  56. Kathleen says:

    QUESTION: Has anyone else been able to get to #9. Monique Dillard: opengatequilts.com? I have tried all day and am unable to open the website. Frustrating!

    [RE: the link worked for me on multiple computers and there are plenty of comments over there--perhaps you could type the address into your browser?]

  57. Jeanne says:

    Found a lot of great blogs that I will follow with a lot of talented people. Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Judy says:

    I’ve discovered some really great new blogs and have enjoyed browsing. Thanks for the wonderful tour!

  59. cori says:

    I learn what talented people are on the blog quilting. I was just amazed!!!!! thank you

  60. Tiffany says:

    Wow. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  61. Marianne says:

    What fun. Today was great. I love checking out new blogs and gaining inspiration from new sites. Thanks so much for this fun event. And a big thank you to all the sponsors too. Hope to do it again soon.

  62. i found several fun new blogs and really like the Toadusew block

  63. Donna says:

    My head is swimming with new ideas from the various designers and manufacturers. Thanks, Quiltmaker for giving us a great week of fun!

  64. Kay says:

    I found some great new blogs that I will continue to follow. Thanks for introducing me to them.

  65. Lyn says:

    I discovered some blogs I like –including yours–and plan to subscribe to them via Google Reader.

  66. Lovie Ball says:

    I found several blogs that were new to me, and several quilt designers that were also new to me. Love the color combinations that I saw, and now have a “quilts to Make” list that is longer than my arm. LOL

  67. carol denning says:

    I learned that talented, organized designers also have those little
    skips, Sue Daley mailed her block in on time but forgot to photo it, just like many of us :_).but I really like the alternate colorway she also came up with…and that’s what good designers do to keep us inspired. Thanks!!

  68. traceyjay says:

    I learned to keep playing with design to get just what you want… so much fun!

  69. Brigitte says:

    I learned there are so many different fabrics in colour, texture,pattern that if you can’t find something there is something wrong. There is something for everyone.

  70. Stacey Barker says:

    I must be out of the loop but just found out about this today. So count me in for at least today. I’ll get caught up. What I have seen is awesome. I have always been a Quiltmaker mag lover since who knew when. I can’t wait to get 100 blocks.

  71. Brita says:

    Amazing variety, a huge array of techniques, lots of inspiration, it’s been an amazing week!

  72. Sorcha girl says:

    I enjoyed visiting the “blogs” and liked the color wheel included with Karen Comb’s Variable Star block.

    Thanks for another addictive activity for quilting–the world is full of creative people!!

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