100 Blocks Volume 3: Going in Circles

Welcome to the Quiltmaker blog tour!

What an exciting week! So fun to see all of the blocks and blog hoppers in full swing.

While we were working on this issue, I found myself saying “this one is my favorite”, “no THAT one is my favorite”, “I have to make THIS one!”, and on and on. I think you’ll find that there is something for everyone in this magazine.

My block is #252, Going in Circles. Though it may look like it has curved piecing, it does not! The way it’s made is pretty slick (and addicting). The fabric I used is OZ, by Sanae for Moda Fabrics.

QM STODDARD 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: Going in Circles

Going in Circles

I really, really love making this fun block. Not too long ago I got carried away and made a bunch of circles for some more blocks. I was totally addicted and could.not.stop.


Going in Circles 1 300x225 100 Blocks Volume 3: Going in Circles

Going in Circles

Going in Circles 2 300x112 100 Blocks Volume 3: Going in Circles

Going in Circles

Do you have a technique or a favorite block that you just keep making over and over? Your “go to” block whenever you make a quilt for someone? Tell me what it is by leaving me a comment by Midnight MDT Wednesday, May 4th,  for your chance to win a free 100 blocks magazine!

Edited on 5/5:  According to Random.org, our winner is114
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quiltcookie { 05.03.11 at 9:37 pm }

your block is wonderful. I keep going back to making pinwheel blocks/ Thanks for a chance to win.



Want another chance to win? Stop by my blog at Pacific Patchwork today for some more free goodies! I’ll have cookies and punch and more magazines to give away! Stop by and say hi!

Happy Blog-Hopping!


About Paula

I'm an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker in Golden, CO. I've been quilting for 18 years, including teaching, long arm quilting, designing, and stash building. I also love to read, run, stitch, play with my boston terrier and spend time with my family.
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135 Responses to 100 Blocks Volume 3: Going in Circles

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  2. QuiltSue says:

    My favourite block is usually the one I am working with at the time!

  3. Jamie says:

    I really do not have a go to block or technique when I create a project for someone. I try to match the gift to the person receiving it. I do like stars for myself.

    I am going to have to get this magazine to check out your block, it looks curved to me. You teased just enough to make me want to know more.

  4. Tammy says:

    This pattern looks really great and I would like to try it. I have not particular favorite technique as of yet but I like them all and am amazed at some of them. I enjoy every minute of it!! Keep up the good work!!

  5. duff says:

    How the heck is this NOT curved piecing? I’m hooked!

  6. Sheri says:

    I think I might like trying this. I haven’t found any techniques that I didn’t like.

  7. Deb says:

    Whoa–going in circle is amazing! I also like the simple pinwheel block as my go-to block.

  8. Kay says:

    Is it as hard as it looks?
    Metro Atlanta

  9. Paula Young says:

    Circles – how fun and I’m sure that could get addicting trying out different fabric lines!!

  10. Gloria says:

    I love the circle block#252. Can’t imagine how to piece this without curves seams. Gloria K.

  11. Ray J. says:

    My favorite block is probably Ohio Star and all it’s variations. I’m also very fond of the feathered star blocks, but they are much more difficult to make.

  12. Linda E in AZ says:

    My “go to” block is a 5″ square surrounded by strips of 2 1/2″. It is an extremely versatile block that can create a variety of effect through fabric choices.

  13. Karee says:

    my secret is paper piecing. I use both Carol Doak software and EQ6 to design the block, resize it (endless possibilities), and print it. paper piecing is my go to method to introduce a wanna be quilter to the creative process. they are always successful so I know they will be back to make another quilt.

  14. Linda says:

    I don’t have a favourite block…I’m always moving on to the newest, fastest…you get the idea. I do however really like using precuts – charm squares, layer cakes, jelly rolls. I’m really enjoying the blog tours so much info and inspiration!

  15. Lynn D in NC says:

    Not a favorite block, but I do make the friendship star over and over again. I make these for a group I belong to that makes quilts for people in need.

  16. Cheryl says:

    I can’t wait to see how those circles are made, love ‘em.
    My “go to” block is Friendship Star. It’s simple but I love the movement and of course the name is perfect.

  17. Ellen Ban says:

    I keep going back to my favorite Log Cabin block! Love the Going in Circles block.

  18. Tina says:

    My go-to block for baby quilts is a pinwheel or whirlygig.

  19. Claudia says:

    Hexagons, I love hexagons. I realize they aren’t circles, but I just did my first double wedding ring and was surprised how easy it was. So, maybe I will morph into ring-things.

  20. wordygirl says:

    My go-to block is a star in which the points don’t reach the edge of the block…so it is never obvious if you’re a little off. I’m intrigued by your no-curved-piecing block–I hope I am the lucky winner so I can find out how you did it!

  21. Evelene Sterling says:

    My go to block is a nine-patch. Yours does look hard but I am taking your word that it is not that hard.

  22. quiltcookie says:

    your block is wonderful. I keep going back to making pinwheel blocks/ Thanks for a chance to win.

  23. Shannon says:

    I do not have a go to block. I love making most anything with flying geese or HST.

  24. Carol says:

    Can’t wait to try this block — it looks like so much fun! The nine patch block is my go-to-block. Or any kind of star block.

  25. I’m enjoying square in a square, then sliced …..

  26. MarciaW says:

    Four patch is my goto block — so versatile

  27. Billie K says:

    I find myself making most anything that looks like a star block.

  28. Txriceam says:

    If I had to name a “go-to”, I guess it would be a rail-fence variation.

  29. Julie says:

    I have not attempted curved piecing yet. Great blocks.

  30. Carol C says:

    My go to block is the saw tooth star. Love your block.

  31. ~Kathleen says:

    My go-to block is pinwheel. It is simple and versatile and fun to make!

  32. *blush* Posted my “go to” on your page…sorry. Too excited by all this eye candy…it’s rotted my brain already! LOL! My go-to is the log cabin.

  33. JeanM says:

    I love applique. I am also fond of log cabin…oh, amd nine patch and dresden plate and…

  34. MaryBeth Little says:

    My “go-to” block is the much under-appeciated 4 patch. It’s so versatile. You can put it on the flat or on point and alternate it with a plain block, you can add them together to make a bigger block like a 16 patch. Gotta love em.

  35. Christina says:

    Wonderful block! It looks really complicated. No curved piecing??? I can’t wait to see how to make this. Thank you.

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