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. Karen Clemons says:

    I enjoyed visiting Bonnie Hunter’s site today. Lots of good information and lovely quilts. Can’t wait to try the scrap users system.

  2. Billie K says:

    i love How Tweet it Is.

  3. Teri says:

    Love the possibilities of Celine Perkins block. Can’t wait to see the rest of the blocks on the blog tour.

  4. Leena says:

    I adore Julie’s block …if I were to choose only one….but looking at the other links…I love Cindy Simms and Pam Vieira-McGinnis too… :)

  5. Val says:

    Glad I managed to get in. I was a bit late arriving at this page and missed some of the giveaways on the links. I did like Lynette Anderson’s block and Jaybird Quilts block the best

  6. Joy P says:

    I really enjoy Celine Perkins’s patterns and blog.

  7. Lori says:

    I enjoyed the Fit to be Geese video/tutorial on Monique Dillard’s Open Gate Quilts blog. Any site that helps us learn soon becomes a favorite blogspot. Thanks

  8. I think I like Lynette so far. Going back for a 2nd look. So much to see! Can’t wait to get my hands on a hard, print copy!

  9. Ray Janikowski says:

    The Jaybird Quilts site was my favorite visit!

  10. Linda Smith says:

    So many awesome blocks its hard to pick a favourite but I choose Jaybird Quilts. Very inspiring!

  11. Lyn says:

    I liked Lynette Anderson’s best, and have subscribed to her RSS feed via Google Reader. The pictures, both the quilting and non-quilting related alike, were fun to see. And I really liked her block–looking forward to getting the magazine!

  12. Janine Baker says:

    Lynette Anderson, Pam Kitty, Cindy Simms & Jaybird

  13. E. Engman says:

    I really enjoyed jaybirdquilts.com and Lynetteandersondesigns.typepad.com. Both were colorful, informative–and I already shared a video of the mechanical elephant in Nantes.

  14. I always love going to Julie’s blog. There is so much fun to see :)

  15. The blocks I like best were Pam McGinnis and Cindy Sims. I enjoyed their sites as well. Thanks for the links.

  16. My favorite link was Lynette Anderson’s. Thanks for all the links.

  17. dianne bondaroff says:

    I loved Pam Kitty Morning’s blog and block. Thanks for a chance to win.

  18. Annette says:

    I liked planted seed designs, perkins dry goods and Parire Grove Peddler. Very interesting!!!

  19. Beth says:

    Lynette Anderson’s blog made me want to move to Holland, and I always enjoy Jaybird Quits, too. Julie is so creative!

  20. Diane says:

    I especially love the blocks and links by Lynette Anderson and Cheryl Haines! No surprise as I love applique!

  21. Carol Y says:

    Jaybird Quilts, but I really enjoyed visiting all the blogs which is why I’m doing this blog hop.

  22. CathyC in Alberta says:

    I’m thoroughly enjoying the chance to visit all the blog links. I don’t blog but enjoy being able to see all the wonderful things other quilters have been creating.

  23. Mel Meister says:

    Julie at Jaybirdquilts. I had to laugh because I had picked her block to be Judy Laquidara’s. Too funny!


  24. Paula Young says:

    I especially liked Lynette Anderson’s blog with the wonderful pictures from the Netherlands!

  25. maryc says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed all the blogs – lots I had never visited before. The favorite however was the post about the mix up posting the wrong Orange Peel – New Quilt from an Old Favorite. Not because I enjoy mistakes (and my sympathies to the parties involved), but because it just proves we can all make mistakes and it’s OK-just own up to it and move on. By the way, I saw both those quilts last week at the National Quilt Museum and they were both amazing.

  26. Marika says:

    Thank you for the opportunity test fortune to win:) I all like it block sample :)

  27. Sherry Book says:

    Oh, although it was a tough decision, I liked jaybirdquilts…and perkins dry goods! Those were my top 2!

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