100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

QMMS 110058 COVER 2002 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

The week is just flying by. Welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. We’re happy you’ve joined us! This week is all about ideas to make your quilting more fun and creative. Visit the designers’ links below for stories, photos and inspiration related to each block. Lots of chances to win on their sites!

Read to the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 3 right here. Now let’s get right to it:

Today’s Featured Designers

Amanda Murphy: amandamurphydesign.blogspot.com

Sonja Callaghan: artisania.wordpress.com


CALLAGHAN 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

My Easter Dress by Sonja Callaghan


Barbara Bieraugel: barbarabieraugeldesigns.blogspot.com


BIERAUGEL 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

Star Flower by Barbara Bieraugel


Kay Mackenzie: allaboutapplique.net

Rochelle Martin: cottagequiltdesigns.info/blog

Vanessa Vargas Wilson: craftygemini.blogspot.com


WILSON 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

Horizon by Vanessa Vargas Wilson


Kimberly Jolly/Debra Taylor: fatquartershop.blogspot.com

Kari Ramsay: freshcutquilts.blogspot.com

Ann Weber: ginghamgirls.biz/blog


QM WEBER 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

Spring's Best by Ann Weber


Deborah Bahr-Johnson: inthedoghousedesigns.wordpress.com

Janice Averill: Janice’s Facebook artist page

Joan Bassett: quiltersfun-joan.blogspot.com


QM BASSETT 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

Crosstrack by Joan Bassett



Kathleen Wagar Wright: quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn

Today’s QM staff member/block designer is June Dudley: quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures

Today’s industry sponsor:
Robert Kaufman, who provided a gorgeous gift basket of Swiss Chocolate fabrics by Amanda Murphy (see first blog in today’s list) for Friday’s giveaway.

Aren’t these giveaways so much fun? For a chance to win today, leave a comment by midnight Friday, May 6 and share a highlight from today’s blog touring. I hope you’re having a wonderful time. We’ll pick five winners for today’s post! Today’s winners are Char, Marge, Barbara, Mary C in WA and Shirley. Congratulations!

Be certain to come back tomorrow for the Great Big Giveaway! There will be one for U.S. readers and one for readers outside the U.S. Please don’t miss it! Thanks for joining us today.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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200 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 4

  1. mobil priser says:

    Always look on the bright side regarding life is certainly one of my favorite terms, as you do in your submit you try to not only target the negative but in addition on the positive in every sense of the way, it’s nice to see your posts, and also you bring lots of happiness into other peoples existence with them, continually come with your great articles.

  2. Diane says:

    All of these designs are so amazing, and so different. It’s wonderful to see designs “out of the block,” so to speak, like the view of a little girl’s shoes. What a gem of a gift this book would be!

  3. Hilary says:

    Amanda Murphy’s block. The swiss chocolate range has so many choices for putting the block together and getting a different look everytime. Thanks for the chance.

  4. jil says:

    The dynamic block that Vanessa Vargas Wilson created had great impact for me…I also admire her motivation and desire to teach.

  5. Patty says:

    I;m not sure my first comment made it so I’ll post again great block I like it as a table runner and especially like the quilt design.

  6. Gretchen says:

    Another fun tour. I loved reading Kimberly Jolly’s post on the Fat Quarter Shop blog. She is just the best.

  7. kim Z says:

    Love anything with Stars.. Especially the Star Flower.

  8. Dana says:

    I really liked Horizon by Vanessa Vargas Wilson. She asked what colors we would use which really made me think of the different looks that block would have with different colors.

  9. Linda in PA says:

    All the blocks on the tour are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

  10. Ruth in FL says:

    What gorgeous blocks! I really need to try applique again–have pieced quilts for years, but these applique blocks are so inspiring.

  11. Annmarie says:

    Sonja’s “My Easter Dress” has got to be my favorite from today’s blog adventure. Would make a cute mini for some little girl & a spectacular quilt too.

  12. Debbie says:

    I enjoyed Ann Weber talk about her adorable block today!

  13. dianne bondaroff says:

    The applique blocks all are gorgeous. Love the chcolate fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Debra Cannon says:

    This blog tour is so much fun. The blog highlight for me today is finding the cute little block; My Easter Dress from Artisania . This block is so adorable, it makes you want to learn paper-piecing.
    Thank you,
    Debra Cannon

  15. gramajojo says:

    I really like my easter dress block, and also spring’s best. Hopefully spring is just around the corner, but if not, these would sure cheer you up.

  16. Sandy N. says:

    Loved seeing all the variations on the My Easter Dress block that Sonja had on her blog.

  17. Jill Maria Tanking says:

    OH MY GOSH! Where does anyone start talking about all the great things you see in all these web sites. When I am home I love to do my piece work on the sewing machine but when I have to travel to doctor appointments and e.r. rooms my applique is so handy to sew a few stitches push into my rolling tote and on to whereever they are taking hubby for next test and appointment. After looking at all of these blogs I start adding and adding more to my Wish List of projects to want to do.

  18. Ellen Ban says:

    I enjoyed Kimberly Jolly’s twitter response on learning she had a block featured! Also love the mugs you give each designer!

  19. Sharon Griffith says:

    A wonderful block and Ihave had som uch fun…thankyou

  20. Evelene Sterling says:

    Today’s entries are really giving me the confidence to try applique blocks and paper piecing blocks. It has been so wonderful to see all the different block styles from each quilter.

  21. amy dame says:

    i’ve been waiting impatiently to see Sonja’s (artisania’s) block, because i LOVE her paperpiecing patterns, so that was definitely a highlight!

    i also really really loved Crafty Gemini’s block, it was so graphic and vibrant.

    this blog tour has been so much fun, i have so many new projects planned already!

  22. wordygirl says:

    I’ve really enjoyed being introduced to quilters who are new to me. I especially liked the “Easter dresses” block–it brings back such sweet memories and set my imagination spinning.

  23. Barb Colvin says:

    Ann Weber’s Spring’s Best is delightful! I had never heard of Gingham Girls before and was pleased to see their line of patterns.

  24. Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh…I was blown away by the Horizon block!! I am definitely making a quilt using that block once I get my hands on a copy of issue #3 :)

  25. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I really liked “My Easter Dress” today

  26. Tammy says:

    I have had a lot of fun seeing all these blocks. Everyone of them is so different from the last. They are all great!! I can not wait to get this magazine!! Thank you for this giveaway. I have really enjoyed everyone of the blogs, learning about some of the history behind the blocks. Thank you

  27. Lillian says:

    This is so much fun. I would love to win one of the giveaways!

  28. Marilyn R says:

    I really like Barbara Bieraugel’s Star Flower. The possibilities are endless. I especially liked the block set on point the table runner gave me a few ideas.

  29. Billie K says:

    I abosolutely love looking at all of these blocks

  30. Nancy Sue says:

    I love Winston Ways by Bonnie Hunter. Showing us several layouts, she was certainly creative in designing a block with many possibilities.

  31. Carol C says:

    I am inspired by all the blocks and blogs. My favorite blocks for today are Star Flower by Barbara Bieraugal and Horizon by Vanessa Vargas Wilson. Thanks for hosting the Blog Tour. Can’t wait to see the magazine next week.

  32. Janice Hill says:

    All those blocks are so great but I really like Ann Weber’s block and the setting ideas she posted on her blog. I would like to make the runner I think

  33. Ariane says:

    I just love all the blocks. The Easter Dress block is just amazing. Love it!!

  34. Ivani says:

    I’m enjoying so very much the blog tour and get to know so many talented quilters . Also the criativity of all of them very interisting and inspiration. Love Vanessa and Ann blocks.

  35. Another great day! Loving all the blocks and layout ideas! I had fun thinking of my celebration idea for the Fat Quarter Shops comments!

  36. I’m enjoying the blog hop very much, especially getting to know new bloggers and their creativity.

  37. Sharon says:

    She doesn’t blog much, but I enjoyed getting to “know” Kari Ramsey and her Fresh Cut Quilts.

  38. Cecilia Young says:

    I’ve enjoyed the blog hop, but I’m not getting very much quilting done this week. :) I really like Vanessa’s block, it is very graphic and bold. Thanks for such a great time this week.

  39. Jean Billington says:

    love the gospel song , It Is No Secret , such a good song for the times were living in now, as much as it was when it was written, probably back in the 40′s.
    I love your site, and look at it each week. Would love to win this , thanks

  40. Carla Brown says:

    absolutely love Crosstrack by Joan Bassett makes me wanna go sew

  41. Love Janice’s eye popping quilt…..I plan to spend more time this weekend getting caught up on visiting all the blogs featured.

  42. Judy D says:

    I’m new to quilting but ready to get started. My mother gave me a quilt top to finish for her (hand quilted top made out of pieces of her dresses, feed sack material, no two pieces alike) the quilt top is about 63 or 64 years old. This has put a spark in quilting for me.

  43. E. Engman says:

    Although my favorite block (so hard to choose) today was the one from Cottage Quilt Designs, the “hightlight” blog was Artisania.wordpress.com. I loved the way she showed her design process and the variations on her own pattern. And, I loved the kitty block and the kitty picture it was derived from.

  44. arlette says:

    I couldn’t skip my duties from yesterday, it really hurt me, but I’m here now and I’m all yours!!!!!!, I’m having a extra-super blast, this is a party!!!!!, this magazine surprises me each day more… I’m loving the blocks!!!!, and can’t wait to have the magazine in my hands <3. Blocks today are breath taking, I'm babbling with Rochelle Martin, Amanda Murphy and Sonja Callaghan blocks, yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  45. Kathleen B says:

    My highlight from today’s hops is visiting Amanda Murphy’s blog. She always brightens my day and I love, love, love her fabric collections. Great block, Amanda! Way to go!

  46. Sheri says:

    Every block I’ve seen today has made me want to run to my quilt room and start experimenting. Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. Marge in Louisiana says:

    Hard to say what today’s highlight is as all the blocks are so different. It has been fun seeing the new,to me, designers this week and look forward to the magazine.

  48. Kaye M. says:

    When I saw “My Easter Dress” by Sonja Callahan, I was stopped dead in my tracks! It is beautiful and so creative. This has be such a fun week of blog hopping, thank you Quiltmaker Magazine.

  49. Barb in MI says:

    I just love My Easter Dress block! It’s just beautiful – and seeing the different versions on her block: wow!

  50. I really enjoy seeing the different color variations and setting ideas that the designers are showing. Great ideas!!

  51. Jamie says:

    There are so many great blocks today, but I think my favorite is Stepping Stone. I could see so many uses for this block.

  52. Melissa Garcia says:

    I really liked the applique flower by gingham girl. Too bad my next quilt needs to be for a nephew-to-be! So many great ideas every day. Thanks.

  53. Chris says:

    This has been a great week with such great blogs to visit and get to know new designers I hadn’t heard of before. I love the Crafty Gemini’s Horizon block shown today.

  54. KT says:

    Love Sonja Callaghan’s Easter dress block and the story and picture behind it!

  55. joanne medeiros-gentile says:

    I amenjoying this more each day! I think the highlight of today was when I had to leave a comment as to what I would do if I say my name in print on the cover of a mag. with my block included, and the comment had to use the words “block” and “fuzzy”! How much fun was that to think up!

  56. Pat V. says:

    Horizon and Star Flower are definitely going into quilts I’m currently making!

  57. The blocks are so creative and unique. I especially like block by Kay Mackenzie and I’m not an appliquer:) Can’t wait until the 10th so I can find a store with the magazine. Thanks!

  58. LisaT says:

    This is awesome, pick me, pick meeee!!!!

  59. Shirley Wells says:

    I think I need to get off the computer and on the sewing machine!! ;-D

  60. Kelly says:

    Wow – I need to get busy with my favorites!

  61. MarciaW says:

    Crafty Gemini’s block stands out as bold and graphic – I like the design. Of course, it should be in orange and blue Gator colors as a variation.

  62. Linda C says:

    O what fun!

  63. Shirley in Canada says:

    I’m totally in love with the Swiss Chocolate quilt!!! Will have to look for those fabrics for sure!!

  64. Barb Aldeman says:

    Sew many great blocks!!!

  65. I have some catching up to do! Just got home from vacation and I missed blogging news! Love the blocks in the new magazine!

  66. quiltcookie says:

    I am really enjoying the blog tour. I can hardly wait to get the book and start making these patterns.

  67. duff says:

    My highlight for today is My Easter Dress by Sonja Callaghan. I love the way she was inspired to create based on a picture. Then, she shared the process with us so we could follow her intuitive changes. Fabulous! It was a reminder that we need to try something new and experiment with it–even the pros have to!

  68. Susie in CO says:

    So where’s your gingham? I’m such a fan! http://ginghamgirls.biz/blog/ All their patterns are terrific!

  69. Sally says:

    I am spending WAY too much time this week looking at all the blocks but it is so much fun!

  70. My favorite block today was the apron, would be so fun on a pot holder set.


  71. Joanna says:

    I enjoyed the In The Doghouse Designs blog. I loved the block design and her picture of her three dogs. That block I will definitely be making.

  72. Sherry Book says:

    Oh, I’ve found so many new blog friends to visit through this tour…thanks for the invite! If I don’t win this magazine on the many places I’ve signed up, I will definitely buy it. Thanks for a fun week!

  73. Kate says:

    So many great blocks this time, am loving Springs Best by Ann Weber amoung others. Cant wait to get an issue and get sewing!

  74. Jen says:

    Another great day of blog hopping! Let’s see, today’s highlight? I loved checking out the Gingham Girl’s blog. Very cute! And Kay McKenzie’s tiny little applique stitches.

  75. Karen Holland says:

    I really liked the gingham girls block from today’s post. I never thought of myself as a “blog tourist”, how fun is that?

  76. Kris says:

    I really enjoyed visiting Amanda Murphy’s blog and seeing her fabrics. I also enjoyed Crafty Gemini.

  77. Jennifer Padden says:

    Blocks that make me think “I can do that” (even if its applique!) are the best and this is an excellent way to introduce everyone to so many new designers and different blocks. This exercise helps you jump out of your rut.

  78. Robbin says:

    This tour is such fun! What inspiration. I would love to win!

  79. Gill says:

    This is such fun!
    My favourite block today is the Privet Patch

  80. Dana says:

    I don’t think I can choose just one- my head is spinning with the ideas and quilts rolling around in my head.

  81. carol says:

    Wow what a week! My first blog tour. Thanks for giving everyone a chance to win a copy of the magazine, hopefully I can win one.
    carol l.

  82. Martha J. says:

    Love the mug, would love to have one. The blocks are fun and I enjoy the originality so much.

  83. Lynn M says:

    The Gingham Girls site was a highlight for me. So cute. I’m finding so much inspiration from everyone. Thanks.

  84. kathy h says:

    ANother day with some beautiful blocks. I liked the modern looking horizon and also the applique blocks.

  85. Char says:

    I love the Horizon block by Vanessa. It will make a terrific quilt!

  86. Carol says:

    I’m really enjoying the blog hop! My favorite today is Spring’s Best — maybe because our winter has been so long and so gray! I was also fascinated by Crosstrack by Joan Bassett — Loved the look of that block in a quilt. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  87. Sallie says:

    I visited all the blogs today. Star Flower by Barbara Bieraugel and Crosstrack by Joan Bassett are my favorites today. Thanks for the giveaway!

  88. Louster says:

    Wow love the magazine and am SO enjoying the blog! What an awesome company you are!!!

  89. VickiT says:

    This week has been a lot of fun so far. Each day I am seeing more blocks that I just love. Today my favorite is Vanessa’s “Horizon”. I just love the look of that block.

  90. Annette says:

    Wow…I have just joined your Blog from Australia, I am going to luv joining the tour, the Star Flower has caught my attention. Thanks for having me…..would also luv to win the giveaway!

  91. Cassie says:

    I love the little girls shoes with the easter dress.. so pretty. This is a fun tour. Thanks for doing the giveaway too!

  92. Robin says:

    I’m eager to see this issue. The blocks I’ve seen so far are wonderful!! Kay Mackenzie’s dress, and the little girl’s shoes are my favorites from today, but they’re all wonderful! Your mug is great too — I’d love to win that!

  93. bingobonnie says:

    what a great variety of blocks to share today. I especially love the block of the Easter Dress – from the perspective of the little girl looking down at her new shoes :) so sweet.

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  94. Tennye says:

    I am loving this preview of the new book, and I can’t wait to get my own copy. Thanks for all the lovely giveaways you are also doing.

  95. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading all the blogs. I like to foundation paper-piece and a nice number of the blocks in todays blog tour use that technique. Thanks.

  96. Jeanne says:

    Gingham Girls block Springs Best is my favorite today. Enjoying the blog hop and wish there was more time to make alot of these fabulous blocks.

  97. Susan Wheatley says:

    So many beautiful blocks! So many flowers! I’m thinking these blocks were created during the long miserable winter we just had!

  98. Gail M. says:

    Love all the blocks… Hard to pick just one fav.

  99. Joyce says:

    Thank you for introducing me to such talented artists!! Today I especially loved Sonja Callaghan and really plan on using her block for some very special engagement parties for my daughter!! The other artists that I adored today were BARBARA BIERAUGEL, Kay Mackenzie, and Ann Weber Thanks again

  100. Cheryl Raduenz says:

    Love all the blocks. I would love to have this book!!

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