100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 5

This has been a fun week! And today is the culmination of it all, the day of the Great Big Giveaway. You’ll find the details for U.S. readers here; readers outside the U.S. should go here.

At the bottom of today’s post, there are still more chances to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 3. And be sure to check out the surprise giveaway of a very rare 100 Blocks coffee mug!

Thanks for joining us this week. I hope you’ve had a great time! Stay tuned next week when we wrap things up—and have a few more giveaways.

Today’s Featured Designers

Judy Laquidara: patchworktimes.com

Martha Walker: Wagons West on Facebook


QM WALKER 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 5

Blooming Trumpets by Martha Walker


Sandi Blackwell: stitchedbuy.blogspot.com

Cheryl Brown: quilterchic.com

Robin Gallagher: robingallagher.blogspot.com


QM GALLAGHER 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 5

Royal Star by Robin Gallagher


Scarlett Rose: scarlettrose.com

Karen Neary: sewkaren-lycreated.blogspot.com

Deanne Eisenman: snugglesquilts.com/blog


QM S HARRIS 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 5

Chained Star by Sandy Harris

Sandy Harris: sundropdesigns.blogspot.com

Susan Marth: suznquilts.wordpress.com

Dodi Lee Poulsen: squirrelhollowgals.blogspot.com


QM JONES 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 5

Point, Counterpoint by Dana Jones


Dana Jones: quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn


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


Today’s industry sponsors:


C&T Publishing (they have a giveaway! Yay!)

Clothworks sent bundles of great black and white prints for the giveaways and C&T  sent us a great stack of books. We appreciate their generosity.

For a chance to win an issue today, leave a comment by midnight Sunday, May 8 telling us about one of today’s blog highlights. Today’s winners of an issue are Colleen, KT and Beverly. Congratulations!

Remember to visit the Great Big Giveaways posts: U.S. readers go here; readers elsewhere go here. Two lucky winners are going to be very, very happy with all their quilty treasures!

Hope to see you here next week. We’ll be back with lots of great content!

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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135 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 5

  1. Cool blog. Cheers for sharing.

  2. Debby Hughey says:

    I like Judy Laquidera’s contributions. I would love to win a copy though I must buy one otherwise.

  3. Margie A says:

    Fun reading the comments; great magazine and looking forward to the Vol. 3

  4. I am new to this site. I just finished Aunt Sylvia’s Bridal Quilt and absolutely loved learning all the new techniques, and playing with color. Would absolutely love to win your Volume 3 of 100 blocks.

  5. Jan Sheets says:

    100 blocks volume three: I bought the second book in this series and it immediately became a favorite! I got the volume one digital copy online.I love these books and it would be simply divine to win
    Volume three of 100 blocks!!!

  6. Michele Cleveland says:

    I am just learning to quilt, I love the tips and tricks of the trade from reading blogs and how to properly piece blocks from the many great books that are out there. I am on my third quilt right now and plan to do applique on my next one.

  7. Kathy says:

    Love to piece blocks. I would love to do them all. Fascinating.

  8. Char says:

    Point Counterpoint is just beautiful!

  9. Susie in CO says:

    This tour has given me great quilty pleasure during the past week. Thanks for the ride! (o:

  10. michele sanderson says:

    this has been alot of fun getting quilt info this way

  11. Sharon Parrish says:

    Love looking at all the blocks, they gave me much inspiration. I hope to win a 100 Block book.

  12. Shelly says:

    With volume three: more determined to challenge my self to make 100 blocks in 100 days!

  13. Linda Cartwright says:

    Wow, love all the blocks, looking forward to see what else is in the book!

  14. Cindy C. says:

    Oh, how fun. I have the first two and would LOVE the third copy. I love making blocks – all kinds, from applique to traditioinal to NEW blocks.

  15. Nancy McEnanly says:

    Wow! I LOVE the block by Dana Jones! Such a creative design! I can envision an entire quilt done with that block! Beautiful!!!!

  16. Diane Muska says:

    Love, love, love 100 Blocks. I always run out to get this whenever it’s available. So many great blocks and quilting possibilities. A wonderful opportunity to find so many new blocks all in one place. Of course, I’d love to win!

  17. Love Point – Counterpoint – there is so much dimension and it is visually so interesting.

  18. Dorothy Clear says:

    Love the blocks with their gorgeous colors.

  19. Melissa says:

    I love the Point, Counterpoint block. So much fun!
    I was fortunate enough to win a copy of Volume 2 last year, and I’d be thrilled to win a copy of this one too!

  20. Juanita says:

    I can’t wait to see the book. Whether I win one or have to buy it the blocks are so beautiful!

  21. Melissa Garcia says:

    Thank you for a great week. We moved a few months back and I don’t have a good setup, so haven’t been sewing. Now I am inspired to make it work and get sewing again. I didn’t get to see all the blocks, but I’ll work my way through the blogs over time!!! Another successful blog tour – congratulations!

  22. It’s all fabulous, but I am drawn to Carolyn Beam’s block…looks fun and easy, and there are so many cool layout options in a quilt.

  23. Martina says:

    I really loved Sandi Blackwells block! But they are just all so great!

  24. Debbie says:

    I enjoyed catching up with Scarlett Rose’s website and I like her Patience Puzzle block!

  25. Dee M says:

    I love the Blooming Trumpets block by Martha Walker. Point, and the intersection lines of Point, Counterpoint by Dana Jones. It’s terrific to be able to participate in the giveaways. Thanks!

  26. Donna says:

    Just visited sewkaren-ly, her hidden stars block is simple yet when put together, WOW. Love to visit all these creative and inspiring quilters. Who needs to do dishes when you can be meeting new quilters.

  27. julie wickware says:

    love the chained star, inspires many possibilities

  28. Deb says:

    I loved seeing those Bloomin’ Trumpets on Martha’s site today!

  29. LisaT says:

    It was fun looking at the various block designs (got lost a few times jumping thru all the blogs) and think this is a great idea for a magazine. I hadnt heard of volumes 1 and 2 – I must live under a rock!

  30. Sherrill says:

    Blooming Trumpets (along with a few others) is now on my bucket list!! LOL

  31. Wendy B says:

    ooooo….todays blog highlight was actually finding you before the competition closed!!!! LOL I’m sure to be visiting more often….I love these books that share the collection of blocks…wonderful!
    fingers crossed and sugary hugs
    Wendy B :O)

  32. E. Engman says:

    I loved all the blogs that showed variations or whole quilt settings for their blocks. I especially loved the quilt on patchworktimes.com

  33. Erin says:

    I’m a huge fan of Judy Laquidara–loved her block today!

  34. Vida Arrington says:

    Loved this week and can hardly wait to see who wins.

  35. Jacquie says:

    I love all of the geometric blocks, royal star, amish #8, chained star and even point, couterpoint, especially the way you get secondary designs when they are pieced together into a larger quilt.

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