Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1

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Welcome to Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! We’re going to have a lot of fun here this week. There will be many chances to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 3. You’ll find links to about a dozen awesome designers each day, and the links will lead to more chances to win. On Friday we’ll have two giant giveaways—one for U.S. readers and one for those outside the U.S. There are lots of great quilty treasures looking for a home. Maybe yours!

Today’s Featured Designers

Julie Herman: jaybirdquilts.com

Cindy Simms: cindysimms.blogspot.com

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Around the Square by Cindy Simms

Susan Cook: larkspurlanedesigns.blogspot.com

Lynette Anderson: lynetteandersondesigns.typepad.com

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How Tweet It Is by Lynette Anderson


Pat Harrison: oceanwavesquilting.blogspot.com

Monique Dillard: opengatequilts.blogspot.com

Paige Stanley Miller: acoastalpreppy.com

Pam Vieira-McGinnis: pamkittymorning.blogspot.com

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Game Board by Pam Vieira-McGinnis


Celine Perkins: perkinsdrygoods.com/blog

Gerri Robinson: plantedseeddesigns.com

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Starburst by Gerri Robinson

Cheryl Haynes: prairiegrovepeddler.blogspot.com

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Floral Wreath by Cheryl Haynes

From our sister publication Quilters Newsletter, Kelly Smith: quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn.

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


Leave a comment here by midnight Tuesday, May 3 telling me which links you enjoyed from today’s post. I’ll pick three random winners to receive copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 3. The winners are Wendy, Peach Rainbow and Shelley C. They have been notified—congratulations to all!

Thanks for joining us on the blog tour; please come back tomorrow for more great links, ideas and inspiration. We’ve been known to do surprise giveaways during the blog tour—so you might want to keep an ear to the ground for that, too.

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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227 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1

  1. Kylie C says:

    Love Lynette Anderson’s block and I really love the Noah’s Ark BOM on her site.

  2. nancyrk says:

    Love the floral wreath – great choice of colors too. Such inspiration for me.

  3. Marsha says:

    I enjoyed Cheryl Hanes’ block, Floral Wreath. The wavy leaves give it a less formal look than so many wreath blocks I’ve seen. I take care of gardens for a volunteer project in the summer so I’m partial to plants. Enjoyed Cheryl’s blog too.

  4. Gill says:

    I enjoyed discovering pamkittymorning!
    Thank you!

  5. Diantha says:

    I liked Cindy Simmes “Around the square” – especially how the quilt looked from her block. Also liked “black Pearl”. I liked the blog of “Perkins Dry goods” and the different looks from switching the colors.

  6. Anita R says:

    I can’t decide on just one! I love Monica Dillard’s, Quilty Treasures and Prairie Peddler. Can’t wait for the magazine! Now I need to get the previous volumes :0

  7. They were all beautiful – it is hard to choose only one :D

  8. LizA. says:

    It’s too difficult to pick just one favorite –they’re all so creative and inspiring!

  9. Love, love , love the How Tweet it is block!!!

  10. Deborah says:

    My favorites were the block by Julie@ jaybird quilts, and the quilt made from the block with that extra “pop” of color-striking. And I also love Denise Starchs’ purse block!

  11. Love love love the blog hop! I really was excited for Pam Kitty Morning re: her new fabric line and very cute block!

  12. Trilda Pierce says:

    I like Around the Square by Cindy Simms.

  13. Annmarie says:

    I like 2 of them alot. The Juliet Garden block at A Coastal Preppy is lovely – especially her color choices and Julie’s modern block at Jaybird Quilts makes up into such an awesome quilt.

  14. Teresa in Music City says:

    Definitely “How Tweet It Is” – that is just too precious!

  15. joanne medeiros-gentile says:

    Wow it is so hard to pick! The blocks are all wonderful! If I had to choose I would be forced to go with the blocks by Julie Herman and the one by Pam Viera McGinnis

  16. Dana says:

    I love the game board block! We are a game board playing type of family. I could just see it in the different colors of games like sorry, etc. So cool!

  17. Tamie says:

    Of all the links, I only had been to Julie Herman’s. Thanks for leading me to new adventures ( and the giveaway).

  18. KT says:

    I loved seeing Celine’s blog with the color shifting, and Julie’s blog with her block made up in a different colorway. Love all the blocks!

  19. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Enjoyed PerkinsDryGoods, Opengatequilts & CindySimms. But all of them have such great blocks.

  20. Barb Colvin says:

    I always enjoy visiting Julie Herman and Lynette Anderson. It was a treat to check out Planted Seed Designs and Prairie Grove Peddler, too!

  21. wordygirl says:

    I love the “How Tweet It Is” block and appreciate the link to her blog. I must start appliqueing!

  22. Shannon Atwater says:

    They were all good, but if I had to narrow it down I would have to say I like Paige Stanley Miller, Pam Vieira-McGinnis, and Denise Starck blogs, and links the best of all. Some of which I visit on my own, while others I just found, and really like.

  23. annie says:

    I liked Lynette Anderson’s site and blog the best.

  24. Sharon says:

    Julie Herman’s Jaybird Quilts is a regular stop when I’m reading blogs.

  25. Starquilter says:

    Love Cheryl’s Floral Wreath…has great movement without being too fussy…this is a block I will make….

  26. Evelene Sterling says:

    I loved the most Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, Pat Harrison of oceanwavesquilting, Celine Perkins of perkinsdrygoods and lastest but not least Denise Starck quiltypleasures. Thanks for a chance to win.

  27. Carol says:

    I loved them all — but my favorite was the Perkins Dry Goods blog — so interesting to see the very different patterns by just changing the color placement. Thanks so much!

  28. Sandra Robertson says:

    I love Lynette’s whimsical little bird applique.

  29. Patty says:

    Hmmm. . . I liked Monique Dillard’s block “Black Pearl”!

  30. Julie says:

    This is a great way to learn about designers and see all the possible blocks there are to make. The website links are wonderful ways to inspire me to try more difficult blocks or different techniques I haven’t tried. I love shoes so I love Denise Starck’s Shoe Boxes and In the Bag. Also liked Lynette Anderson’s How tweet it is and Paige Stanley Miller’s Juliet Garden Star. I can’t wait to see more.

  31. duff says:

    I loved Denise’s purses and Lynette’s How Tweet it Is–both have a slight 3-D effect and that’s really calling to me right now.
    thanks for the chance to win a copy of the mag! It looks great so far!

  32. Jennifer says:

    I always enjoy jaybirdquilts.com but my favorite thing I saw at any of the links was the gigantic mechanical elephant at Lynette Anderson blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Lindsay says:

    Big fan of Jaybird’s Quilts’ blocks :)

  35. Debbie says:

    Most of the blogs here are new to me, so I enjoyed clicking on some of them. Julie Herman’s is always a favorite.

  36. Carla says:

    Difficult choice – if I must choose I think I’ll go with Planted Seed Design.

  37. Sue says:

    I enjoyed looking at all the blogs & links, but I really like Lynette Anderson’s block and am enjoying reading her past blog posts, heading back there to read more!

  38. Nancy B says:

    My favorites were Lynette Anderson; Celine Perkins; and Monique Dillard.

  39. Kaye M. says:

    My 2 favorites are the sweet bird and flower block by Lynette Anderson and the ruffle rac purse block by Denise Starck. Just toooooo cute!

  40. Judy says:

    I have always been a fan of Cheryl Haynes designs and visit her blog regularly. I enjoyed looking at all the blogs–it introduced me to some new designers. I also enjoyed celine perkins blog.

  41. Janet says:

    I really like Cheryl Haynes block. It’s so much fun to visit all the sites.

  42. I just love lynette’s block, really different and Denise’s purse is something I would love to make for my daughter.


  43. laura says:

    Tough choice …with equal selection:
    1. Lynette Anderson block and website. Great block idea. How Tweet It Is by Lynette Anderson.
    2. QM staff member/block designer is Denise Starck: In The Bag . Quiltypleasures.

  44. Karen A says:

    Visiting all the sites was fun. They’re all great in their own way.

  45. MaryBeth Little says:

    I really enjoyed the jaybird blog. Thanks for linking all these blogs.

  46. Carol C says:

    I like the In and Out block, the Kelly Smith block and Illusion. All were interesting and so inspiring. I admire all the designer’s creativity. One of the things I love about quilting is the variety and trying new techniques and designs.

  47. Carol Sc says:

    I thought all of the blogs were very interesting and worth the time to read. It’s nice to get to know something about the block designers. I think my favorite was the Celine Perkins design — how the look changes just by different fabric placement.

  48. Gretchen says:

    I enjoy seeing Celine’s example of how different a block can look with different fabric placement and Julie’s stunning finished quilt with her block. Lots of great inspiration.

  49. Leanne says:

    I don’t usually fall for embroidery, but Lynette Anderson’s block is likely to make me rethink that. Love her blog too!

  50. Jeanne says:

    Loved the In The Bag block by Denise Starck from Quiltypleasures, Floral Wreath by Cheryl Haynes and How Tweet It Is by Lynette Anderson. Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. Mary Russell says:

    This is was great! I can’t wait to see what you have in store tomorrow.

  52. Stitchin in MI says:

    I added a bunch of websites to my bookmarks! What fun. Picking a favorite is like picking a favorite child–love them all, but in different ways.

  53. Diana says:

    Wow! All the designers are inspiring! I especially love Julie Herman at Jaybird Quilts. Her post showed how her block came alive in a finished quilt!

  54. jil says:

    Just so exciting to see the 100 block , vol 3 is available as for the choice I am inclined toward the floral wreath block as tulips are delightful, and the birdie in how tweet it is looked pretty cute too, but all the other blocks have loads of potential also. It’s hard to choose.

  55. Sue Schultz says:

    I think, “How Tweet it is”, is my favorite. I also like the floral wreath. I have become addicted to wool applique so am always looking at blocks that I could applique with wool. Would love a copy of the book.

  56. Pamela Coughlin says:

    I am so enjoying the start of this “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog”.
    I really like Lynette Anderson’s ” How Tweet it is”!And her site was wonderful, with all the traveling she has done and the fun she has had! Thanks for giving us this wonderful fun and blocks!

  57. Janet says:

    Thank you SO much for introducing me to Gerri Robinson. I linked over to her web site and absolutely fell in love with her designs!

  58. Kandus says:

    I love jaybird quilts and Julie human is an awesome designer!

  59. Carla V. says:

    I love, love, love Gerri Robinson’s block. Very cool blog too!

  60. Pat V. says:

    I enjoyed seeing all the blocks, it’s hard to pick a favorite! I did especially like Monique Dillard’s and Celine Perkin’s blocks. And “My Juliet Garden Star” is beautiful, too!

  61. Kathleen B says:

    I really enjoyed Pam Kitty Morning and Prairie Grove Peddler’s blogs. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  62. Sandy A says:

    Wow great blocks to start the week! I love Cheryl’s blog the Prairie Grove Peddler. I had never been there before, so it was a treat to see!


  63. Beverly says:

    I love the mice blocks on Pat’s site.

  64. Regina says:

    They are all darling -but Pam Kitty Morning is just FUN!

  65. I enjoyed all the links shared here, but I really liked plantedseeddesigns.com. Loved to read all the blogs. Debbie in WV

  66. Mandy M says:

    I really enjoyed Celine Perkins the way she showed the difference of all the settings. Also Lynette Anderson, I’m a long time fan of her work. One other was Denise Starck, OMG her block really Rocks!

  67. Pat Simon says:

    I love Lynette Anderson’s block. It would be a great way to display some of my mother’s button collection.

  68. Judy W says:

    I enjoyed viewing all the blocks; all so different and so creative. I am most interested in trying ” Game Board by Pam Vieira-McGinnis”. Thanks.

  69. Barb says:

    My favourites were Celine Perkins, as she showed so very many totally different interpretations just by selecting different fabrics. I also liked the “illusion” created with multiple blocks with Cindy Sim’s design.

  70. Laurie Gathje says:

    I love Jaybird Quilts and Celine Perkins blocks! What a fun time perusing all of the websites!

  71. amy dame says:

    it’s taken me all day to get through the links in this post, there’s so much wonderful eye candy and inspiration! my favourites were Julie at Jaybird Quilt’s block because it’s so modern, and Pam at PamKittyMorning’s block, again because it feels modern, but also because my godson LOVES arrows!

  72. VickiT says:

    My favorite block today in all the blogs/sites visited I think was from Open Gate Quilts with the “Black Pearl” block. I really love that block.

  73. cindy says:

    Lynette’s block is my favorite! I love applique, stitching and birds….it has it all.

  74. Marta says:

    I love the little bird in Lynnette Anderson’s. I can’t wait til I have my own copy.
    Thank you for a great virtual tour :)

  75. Robyn says:

    I really love Gerri Robinsons ‘Planted Seed Designs’ block. The quilt designs on the home page are lovely inparticular Autumn Stars

  76. Kris says:

    I loved all the variety, but must say I enjoyed seeing the quilt on planted seed designs.

  77. LeAndrea says:

    I enjoyed the link – Julie Herman: jaybirdquilts.com love her block and quilts! All the blocks are great, I hope I win a copy of the magazine.

  78. Joanna says:

    Jaybird Quilts’ post about her friend who helped her by making the quilt from her block was interesting, but there were other blogs too, like Lynette Anderson’s, that were a treat to visit.

  79. Dana says:

    I loved Paige Stanley Millers block, the colors are wonderful and will make a sweet baby quilt. And of course I really liked Julie’s from Jaybird Quilts, but I like most things she does.

  80. Mary W says:

    Love Kitty Pam. I love to see what she is up to. I have followed her blog for a while.

  81. Julie says:

    The question isn’t which link I liked the best but how to limit myself to just one. I spent a delightful afternoon ignoring housework and other have-tos and went from blog to blog to blog. I think Lynette Anderson and Cheryl Haine’s sites were my favorite blocks today.

  82. Brenda Lopez says:

    Love to win a copy thank you the chance.

  83. Ivani says:

    Oh my! It’s very hard to choose just one. So I’ll go wiht Jay, Lynette, Cheryl, Monique and Pam.
    Love the tour. All the blocks are wonderful. Love them all.

  84. DianeY says:

    I enjoyed the link to Celine’s blog-it was fun to see all the variations & how the placement varies the look!

  85. Barbara says:

    Game Board by Pam Vieira-McGinnis is absolutely stunning ! WOW!

  86. Angie says:

    I like Julie’s block, but then I’m a big fan of her blog. There are a lot of blocks I like in this issue

  87. I loved reading about the designer, Gerri Robinson. I’ve made one of her patterns and have another waiting in line. There are several blocks I’d love to make. Might have to make a sampler quilt with blocks from Vol. 3! Love the 100 Blocks magazines!

  88. Sherrill says:

    I liked all the blocks but think my 3 favs are the ones by Lynnette Andersen, Monique Dillard and Cheryl Haynes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Judy says:

    I liked all of the blog’s don’t know which one I like best. Looking forward to the daily blogs.

  90. Elisabete Ferguson says:

    I like the Lynette Anderson the best, my sort of thing.

  91. MarciaW says:

    The blogs that I liked visiting the most were Jaybird’s, Monique ‘s Open Gate, and Lynette Anderson’s. The blocks I liked the most — all of them! Each is so different.

  92. Lee Ann L. says:

    Adore the “arrows and squares” and she has a nice blog!

  93. kwiltnkats says:

    Just finished my Blog Tour for today! Looking forward to tomorrows group of designers. Game Board by Pam Vieira-McGinnis has to be my favorite.

  94. Sallie says:

    I checked out each blog and I like Jaybird Quilts, Open Gate, and Chat with Coastal Preppy blogs.

  95. Linda says:

    Oh my goodness, so many blocks, so many ideas…love the different fabric choices and the one site that showed the difference in the block using different colour values, but my favourite is actually the first one -jaybird quilts. Am looking forward to more eye candy tomorrow!

  96. Madeline says:

    oh, how can I pick a favorite? I seemed to be especially excited when I got to the “loose threads” site, and the “kitty morning” one. Sounded like kindred spirits there.

  97. Rein Gravier says:

    My favorite was “How Tweet it Is ” by Lynette Anderson

  98. Cathy B says:

    I loved them all but my favorite is Cindy Simms block. They are all winners for being in the magazine. Thanks for the giveaway.

  99. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I really liked Denise Starck’s block!

  100. Subee Mohr says:

    Beautiful blogs…hard to make a decision.
    Lynette Anderson
    Cindy Sims
    Jaybird Quilts

    XOXOOXXO Subee

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