Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. We’re happy to have you along! Visit the links below for chances to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Read to the end for chances to win right here, too. On Friday we’ll have a giant giveaway for one U.S. reader and one reader outside the U.S. so visit us then as well. The designers, publishers and fabric companies have sent wonderful prizes to be included!

Today’s Featured Designers

Nancy Mahoney: nancymahoney.com

Mary Jacobson/Barbara Groves: meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog

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Happy by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson

Jennifer Chiaverini: elmcreek.net/blog

Patti Carey: pattispatchwork.com

Dawn Heese: dawnheesequilts.blogspot.com

Faith Wellman: doodletimedesigns.blogspot.com

Sarah Vanderburgh: sewjoycreations.com

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Joy Framed by Sarah Vanderburgh

Cinzia White: lgfns.blogspot.com

Karrie Winters: freckledwhimsy.com

Lynn Roddy Brown: lynnroddybrown.com

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Spinning Star by Lynn Roddy Brown


Pam Buda: heartspunquilts.blogspot.com

Vickie Eapen: spunsugarquilt.com

Debbie Field: granolagirldesigns.blogspot.com

Susan Geddes: quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn

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Sunnyside Up by Susan Geddes

Today’s QM staff member/block designer is Paula Stoddard: quiltypleasures.com

Today’s industry sponsors are:

We’ll have fun fabrics from Troy in the Big Giveaway on Friday, as well as numerous books from Martingale. We appreciate their generosity.

*Be sure to poke around Quilty Pleasures–look for the * in a post title–it indicates an active giveaway!

For a chance at winning a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks right here, please leave a comment by midnight on May 4 telling us which links you enjoyed visiting today. We’ll pick three winners, and as a surprise bonus, we’ll add some luscious fabric to one of them. Today’s winners are Judy, SewLindaAnn and Pamela. Judy’s number was drawn first, so she gets the fabric. Congratulations to all three!

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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191 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2

  1. Sherry Book says:

    I liked visiting Paula’s at quiltypleasures, as well as Nancy Mahoney and meandmysisterdesigns, to name a few!

  2. Lynn M says:

    I’m having fun going to all the quilting links. Today’s favorite is Heartspun Quilts. Pam’s block is so cute; I especially like the polka dot fabrics.

  3. Mel Meister says:

    Difficult.. difficult… I enjoyed the Happy block and the cute phtograph of Barbara and Mary with the mugs and Buttons.

  4. Marie says:

    Having lots of fun looking at all the blogs!

  5. carol says:

    Am new at this, my first blog tour. Always like P. Stoddard designs.

  6. Joyce says:

    Hard decision to make but if forced they would be Susan Geddes, Me and My Sister, Freckled Whimsy and Jennifer Chiaverini

  7. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I really enjoyed Susan Geddes’ block today!

  8. Robbin says:

    I really enjoy the blog by Me and My Sister. I also found Karrie Winters: freckledwhimsy.com, and Lynn Roddy Brown and lynnroddybrown.com. Her Spinning Star block in striking. Thanks for putting this all together.

  9. Erin says:

    I’m a huge fan of Karrie at Freckled Whimsy, and her block is (as ever) amazing! The Kate Spain block (forget which blog) was another one of my very favorites.

  10. Celeste says:

    I enjoyed Me & My Sister’s blog and their block. I really like Joy Framed by Sarah Vanderburgh and her blog. Visiting blogs is new for me and they’re interesting & inspiring!

  11. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Enjoyed visiting all the blogs, but the ones by Patty Carey, Jennifer Chiaverini, Faith Wellman And Pam Buda were my favs.

  12. Janet says:

    I especially loved Cinzia White’s block at lgfns.blogspot.com today. Thanks for a great tour.

  13. Cathy Parker says:

    I enjoyed Cinzia’s blog – seeing her block in context was amazing!

  14. Kris S says:

    I enjoyed visiting Troy and Martingale and seeing what they offer. I really like Khanam’s Surprise Block and can’t wait to see how it is put together.

  15. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    There were so many great links today. I loved reading about one’s excitement in being included, and another’s technique for making the blocks. Great layouts by many, as well. How can I pick just one?! Jennifer Chiaverini, Faith’s heart, so many!

  16. kwiltnkats says:

    Diane, I’ve really enjoyed Blog Tour Day 2 and look forward to tomorrow. Sandi

  17. Kylie C says:

    I love Cinzia White’s Khanam’s Surprise block, I want to make it up in 1930′s reproduction fabrics.

  18. Debra Reber says:

    Can’t possibly pick a favorite!! I always was the wishy-washy type that couldn’t make decisions!! I think that is why I have such trouble picking out fabrics for a quilt!! Too many choices!!

  19. Karen says:

    Love the egg plant blocks and the Going In Circles. Fun to see so many great ideas on the blogs!

  20. I loved them all as usual – it would be unfair to choose one :D

  21. Donna K. from N. TX says:

    I enjoyed Sew Joy’s blog and block.

  22. Patti says:

    I really like Faith Wellman’s radiant heart.

  23. Beverly Atkins says:

    I love finding the Elm Street blog. I enjoy all the sites and bookmarked quite a few of them to go back to.

  24. Jeannine says:

    There are so many great ideas at the websites. “So many ideas, and patterns and so little time.” Someday I will retire and then there will be more time for quilting. Would love to win thanks for the opportunity.

  25. Jennifer Padden says:

    Loved all the blocks but the most imaginative was the egg trilogy from Susan Geddes. A VERY close second would be Camelias Basket from Linen Closet Quilts. It is so hard to pick just one!

  26. Mary W says:

    I am loving all the blocks so far. I want to try them all. So much creativity!!! Like Good Time Charlie, Pam Buda’s block.

  27. Sandy Campbell says:

    Having just finished Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler I had to see what Jennifer had new. Also checked out Freckled Wimsy, Lynn Roddy Brown and Nancy Mahoney

  28. Carol Sc says:

    It is really difficult to say which blog I enjoyed the most. I like being introduced to all of the designers. I think my favorite “hint” was the add on corners to the tri recs unit that was on the heartspun quilts blog. I’m definitely going to use that.

  29. Ann says:

    Today I enjoyed Me and my Sister, Elm Creek quilts, and Doodle time Designs the most.
    I did have problems with a couple of sites not having posts about the giveaway.

  30. Linda says:

    Yum! I love Good Time Charlie, Commencement, and Spinning Star. How traditional is that? !!

  31. What an inspiring set of blocks for today! :) Would love to win a copy of this magazine!

    :) Linda

  32. Deb says:

    Paula is my favorite suite to visit Just love her work! I really enjoy looking at all the blocks and everyone does such a great job! Thank You for all the Chances to Win and keep up the great Job with the Magazine for everyone!

  33. Gill says:

    My favourite today was Sarah Vandenberg!

  34. Lori S says:

    Visiting sew joy creations just brightened my day! Thanks for sending me there, and for the chance to win!

  35. Deb says:

    Just love Jennifer Chiaverini’s books and now her blog. Wow would I love to have an autographed copy of her book. And of course who would mind a little more fabric! Thanks for sharing.

  36. Julia says:

    Read and enjoyed her books and glad to see another is coming.

  37. Sallie says:

    I went to all the blogs today. I particularly liked Doodle Time Designs, Dawn Heese, Jennifer Chiaverini, and Nancy Mahoney. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Diantha says:

    I loved Pam Buda’s “Good Time Charlie” Block and also liked Lynn Roddy Brown’s “Spinning Stars” and the helpful hints for the 3 triangle squares on her blog.

  39. Deborah says:

    My favorites today were: Happy, from me and my sisters designs, Sunny Side Up by Susan Geddes and I also enjoyed going to the sponsor link Martingale/ That Patchwork Place to look at new/future publications.

  40. Anna McD says:

    I enjoyed visiting all the links,hard to choose a favorite but I really like Jennifer C’s block.

  41. Susan Wheatley says:

    I have enjoyed every link but my favorite block of the day is Sarah Vanderburgh’s!

  42. kathy h says:

    There were a lot of wonderful blocks and blogs. My favorite being Me and My sister.

  43. Kris in AZ says:

    My favorite today is Jennifer Chiaverini’s Commencement block. Would love to do it with scrappy stars in the centers.

  44. Darla Thorndyke says:

    Sorry, I misspelled Karrie’s name, it should have been Lyne’s.

  45. Susie in CO says:

    I loved Nancy Mahoney’s blog, and her cute Posy Patch block. I enjoyed visiting Martingale, and Jennifer Chiaverini. I’m listening to the Union Quilters on CD now as I sew. Thanks for the fun blog tour!

  46. Darla Thorndyke says:

    I love the blocks that were featured today! Trying to choose a favorite is very difficult as I loved them all. I did like Jennifer Chivaverini’s blog and Karrie Lynn’s as she is a fellow Illinoian (sp?). I am glad that I don’t have to choose a first place winner as that would be way too difficult.

  47. Dolores says:

    I enjoyed visiting SarahVee at Sew Joy Creations.com. I liked the fact that she gave the yardage for making the small wall hanging. Her colour choice was nice too – bright and vibrant.

  48. LizA. says:

    So much inspiration–I love them all!

  49. Dee Johnson says:

    Loving Sunny Side Up – course, love basket quilts. I have truly enjoyed volume 1 & 2 of this magazine and would love to have volume 3.

  50. Joanna says:

    I enjoyed Dawn Heese’s comment about her grandmother, Camelia, who ate cookies and ice cream and lived to a ripe old age. But, as usual, I enjoyed most of the blogs, too.

  51. Mary C in KC says:

    It is really hard to pick a favorite. I’m sure I’ll end up making 10-12 of the blocks. Can hardly wait to see the collection.

  52. Cory says:

    I always enjoy reading Me and My Sister’s blog. They are a riot. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

  53. Cathy B says:

    I loved them all but I really loved Dawn Heeze. Her blocks is beautiful. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  54. Shelley C says:

    I liked visiting Jennifer’s and Vickie’s blogs today esp. Jennifer’s post was very interesting giving different color options and settings for her block.

  55. Thanks for such great blocks — this should get creative juices stoked to create some great quilts. Thanks again. Keep up the good work.

  56. gramajojo says:

    Today I really like them all, again, but if I have to pick 2 I would go with the Elm Creek commencement block and the Spun Sugar Quilts.

  57. Julia P says:

    Oh dear! I possibly can’t choose since I’m having too much fun hopping around!! What a great group of talented designers and I’m looking forwarded to the rest of the week.

  58. Kathy Tripp says:

    I am really looking forward to Jennifer’s new book ” The Union Quilters” and love that block!

  59. Carol Kettlewell says:

    I loved the heart on the Doodletime blog and it was funny because she ask for which block we liked best and I love purple but hate green and they were combined so I chose the orange one. I can hardly wait for the blocks to be in my book stash.

  60. Angie says:

    The blocks are all luscious, but Sunnyside Up is so cute! I’m going to have to make that one.

  61. Pat B. says:

    I have really been looking forward to the new Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks book. By looking at the current blocks I can’t hardly wait till May 10th to get my hands on a copy. I really liked the “Happy” block by Me and My Sister Designs.

  62. Wendy says:

    I’ve been looking for a new flower design and I love the ones shown here. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  63. Mary Kastner says:

    My favorites are Me and My Sister, Jennifer C. and Faith’s blocks. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

  64. Jackie Lemster says:

    Thanks for the blog tour.. My favorite was DoodleTimeDesigns with Faith Wellman. Her block was so original and intriguing. Can’t wait to get started!!

  65. Pamela Coughlin says:

    Loved going through all the blogs and I do have all of Jennifer Chiaverini’s books and quilt books also. What a wonderful set of blocks for today! thanks for taking the time this week to bring us many of the blocks in your new book! You really do make my day!

  66. Lindy says:

    The blocks I have seen so far are very pretty. Thanks for the hop!

  67. Patty says:

    Love “Me and “My Sister

  68. Sharon Griffith says:

    Oh it is so hard but my 2 favorites so far are Faiths Radiant block and Sarahs Joy framed….but shhh I don’t want tohurt anyones feelings….thanks for the fun

  69. Kathy says:

    Love all the previews so far. I can’t wait for the magazine to hit the shelves.

  70. SewLindaAnn says:

    Eeek I’m having more fun than last time! Love the addition of another egg plant block, and can’t wait to try the paper piecing of Doodle Time Designs and learn how to make Paula’s circle block. I think that’s the one I’m most excited about right this minute.

  71. Lee Ann L. says:

    I’m in love with the Radiant Heart block by Faith Wellman. Thank you for a chance to win! I’m definitely going out to buy one of these May 10th! (Hopefully, they’ll be in the newstands).

  72. Leigh Jared says:

    I like pattern called Happy by Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson. It’s very bright & colorful.
    I’ve enjoyed the magazine & there are a couple of patterns I would like to make.

  73. Kristen says:

    I just LOVE the block “Khanam’s Surprise” by Cinzia White. But Vickie’s gives me a great idea for how to use some novelty prints I have. I must get a copy of this magazine!

  74. KT says:

    My favorites today were Jennifer Chiaverini–loved seeing all the different color combos she put together for her block, and Sarah Vanderburgh’s story of how she came up with her design. Love seeing all the blocks and reading everyone’s stories.

  75. Anne McBride says:

    All great spots to visit… but Me & My Sister Designs is my favorite!

  76. Eden Hunt says:

    My faces today were Jennifer Chivaverini with the pieced Commencement and Sarah Vanderburgh with her cute corn flower type block.

  77. Diana says:

    This has been such a fun blog hop! Everyone is so talented and I’m itching to make the blocks myself. Today I’ve enjoyed reading Susan Geddes’ post on where she got her inspiration from. Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. Beth D. says:

    Spinning star is my favorite block today, but I think my favorite website was Freckled Whimsy. I love the “jump up and down” comment with the presentation of her block. :)

  79. Dorian says:

    There are lots of great blogs today! I’m enjoying this hop so much. Thank you! Karrie and Vickie, Me and my Sister, Jennifer too. Lots of fun.

  80. Dana says:

    I love the commencement block by Jennifer Chiaverini. I love her books, in fact I have Union Quilters on my nightstand right now! Thanks for the look around.

  81. joanne medeiros-gentile says:

    First of all I would like to say I have enjoyed every block I have seen so far and have had a blast looking around everys blogs…so much talent! I would have to say though I liked them all that my 3 favs of today are the blocks by Paula Stoddard, Vickie Eapen and Karrie winters.

  82. Katie says:

    Another great batch of blocks! I really liked Going in Circles (I think I might have to make that one…) and Cinzia White’s block is very intriguing and I love how it creates a start in the corners. Such fun discovering new blogs, too. Thanks for a chance to win!

  83. Lisa Marie says:

    I’ve enjoyed all the links. I especially like the cheerful colors at SewJoy.

  84. I loved the tote bags that the ladies made during the Amelia Island event. I’ve got the first two block books and can’t wait to get the third!

  85. michelle says:

    i liked visiting Sarah V at sewjoy creations…. and i’d love a chance to win here!


  86. Martina says:

    I really loved the block from Faith Wellman, the radiant heart. But the sunnyside up by Susan Geddes is so cute too! Spunsugarquilt and freckled whimsy I already follow sinc the last blog tour. So I do really enjoy to get to know other designers.
    Thanks so much for doing this tours!

  87. GailM says:

    I really like the daisy in Joycreations. I’ve visted so many nice blogs that are new to me. Ohhhhh, with all the inspiration, I know I’m not going to be able to sleep tonite!! Great work and I really would love to win.

  88. Karen says:

    This is such fun to see all the blogs from the various designers!

  89. Vida Arrington says:

    My favorite block is the Radiant Heart by Faith Wellman.

  90. Debbie in WA says:

    I’m really enjoying all the great new ideas on these links ~ designs, fabrics and another 100 Blocks!

  91. Judy Johnson says:

    I enjoyed them all…but I am itching to try tha Going in Circles block by Paula Stoddard

  92. Sunnybec says:

    Some of the links I already follow, it was fun to check out the others. Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. annie says:

    I loved sewjoy creations and doodletime designs.

  94. arlette says:

    Oh my gosh, you want me to be glued to the chair… don’t you?, I was checking the day 1 blog tour and you’re already in day 2!!!!, it’s still the number one day in this side of the world!!!!!, I’m just kidding, I’m having a blast, checking new stuff :D I’m happy as a fish in cold water, still need a zillion of chores to be done, but who cares?, it happens a few times in the year only ;) , my blog hop’s just starting I need to catch all the fab quilters, but right now Freckled Whimsey and Nancy Mahoney left me with my eyes all peeled **big sigh** I’m guessing I’ll have some niiiiiiiiiiiice dreams tonight <3

  95. Sharon says:

    I always love Nancy Mahoney’s designs. (I couldn’t get Lynn Roddy Brown’s web site to load.)

  96. Debbie says:

    I enjoyed catching up with Jennifer Chiaverini’s blog. Vickie’s is the only other one familiar to me. All the others are new to me! Thanks for introducing us to so many new blogs.

  97. Ramona Chester says:

    I really always enjoy Monique Dillards quilts. Her color placement in her piecing to bring in the secondary designs is always fresh and inspiring.

  98. robin says:

    Heartspun Quilts & Freckled Whimsey. :) And I’m in love with the Spinning Star block!

  99. Sandra Robertson says:

    I’ve always wanted to make a basket quilt so Sunnyside Up drew my attention as it is a modern looking version.

  100. Zina says:

    I really enjoyed freckledwhimsy.com, cute story about raising up your cutting table and the Village Idiot (the dog). Lol! I would love to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, and the fabric would be such a terrific bonus. Thank you!

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