Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2

QMMS 110058 COVER 2001 Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2

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. I really like Sandi Blackwell’s block and the various layouts for that block. Would like a free copy of the pattern.

  2. Billie K says:

    Spinning star is my favorite, but all the others are very close.

  3. Barbara says:

    Meandmysisters was enjoyable

  4. Jaci Emerson says:

    Spinner is my fave! Love the fabrics too!

  5. Jamie says:

    I liked the Spinner block. I know that the designer was thinking flowers, but it looks like a star to me. I love the colors that she used in her sample block. The yellow background just makes the rest of the block jump out at you.

  6. Lynn says:

    It has been wonderful to visit many ‘new’ (new to me) blogs and marvel at the range of talent and styles!
    Two favs are Freckled Whimsy / Karrie Winters, and Me and My Sister Designs / Mary Jacobson and Barbara Groves … I like bright upbeat colors and blocks!

  7. “Happy” is my favorite kind of block — a real stashbuster.

  8. Cindy W. says:

    Have to say me and my sister designs.

  9. Deb says:

    I liked Freckled Whimsy…so far her Patched Geese has been one of my favorites!

  10. Maria says:

    OH there are so many “favorites”! But I think I have to say Sunny Sie Up by Susan Geddes has to get my favorite vote!

  11. They were all so go but I really ENJOYED Lynn Roddy Brown’s site….I just love scrappy quilts!

  12. Ray J. says:

    My favorite for day 2 was the Quilty Pleasures blog, then going to Pacific Patchwork via the link. I also enjoyed Lynn Roddy Brown’s site. Oh heck, it’s so hard to choose. I think everyone has done an amazing job!!!

  13. Debra Cannon says:

    I love this tour! So far I have made it to nancymahoney.com and pattisworkshop.com. I spend so much time at each place, I run out of time. I plan to visit the tour all day today! I am hoping to win a copy of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, volume 3. And, to let you know, I have pasted the little green tour logo on the end of my email signature line. You can find it at debcsews@yahoo.com and debsews@frontier.com

    Thank You for this great tour!!

  14. Marie says:

    So many great blocks already! Hard to pick just one favorite. I am enjoying this blog hop, getting to know the designers and seeing their blogs.

  15. Gale says:

    I am just loving all of these new designs. I can’t wait to get my hands of the new issue next week.

  16. Tammy says:

    i just looked at the camelia’s basket block from linen closet quilts and it’s very swoon-worthy!~

  17. janet says:

    The Commencement block is my favorite, by Jennifer. I would like to win. thanks for the chance.

  18. Rose says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Ice Crystal block, Also love tge sunblock.
    I read Bonnie Hunts blog every day.

  19. Lynn D in NC says:

    I loved Dawn Heese and Linen Closet Quilts – this was a new blog to me and I love the story behind naming her block Camelia’s Basket.

  20. Sandy Campbell says:

    I love Eileen Fowlers Sun Block. Have also checked out Gina Reddin, Blue Nickel and with a name like Moose on the Porch who wouldn’t check it out! So many ideas-so little time.

  21. VickiT says:

    I really loved reading the Pacific Patchwork blog about the block “Going in Circles”. I can’t wait to see more about that block since it looks like a lot of curved piecing but she claims there are no curves. I love the look of that block.

    Then another blog that’s always fun to read was Barb & Mary’s at Me and My Sister Designs. The block they’ve created is a great looking one as well.

    Another of my favorites was the Elm Creek blog in reading about the ‘Commencement Block’ created by Jennifer Chiaverini. That’s another great block that caught my attention. It’s a great looking block and the variations with the different colors were interesting to see how the block changed its look.

  22. Ellen Ban says:

    My favorite was visiting Freckled Whimsy’s blog and seeing her block in different quilt layouts!

  23. Checking this out in a mad rush because I have to pack the kids’ lunches and get out the door in 15! Love, love, love visiting Me and My Sister! :0

  24. Margaret says:

    My favorites were Jennifer Chiaverini-so many ideas for using her block in different ways-and Me and My Sister. Love their fabrics and patterns.

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  26. Jane Freeman says:

    I love Me and My Sister designs and their great site. The story of Dawn Heese’s grndmother was precious! The block was a great tribute to her.

  27. Claudia says:

    I’m dying to see what Margaret Miller has cooked up. I enjoyed her block last “100″, and she was recently in our little town. I need something to make with all her templates.

  28. Val says:

    I enjoyed the ones with the giveaways but I also liked looking at Cinzia site, Karrie’s site and Jennifer’s site.

  29. Evelene Sterling says:

    I had fun at Sewjoycreations, dawnheesequilts, and doodletimedesigns. I just loved all the blocks. Thanks for a chance to win.

  30. wordygirl says:

    I think my favorite today was Sarah Vanderburgh, but really, going to so many great sites is like being at a fun party, or part of a progressive dinner. Thanks for hosting!

  31. Shannon says:

    I enjoyed going to see blocks from freckledwhimsy.com and quiltypleasures.com. But the link for
    granolagirldesigns.blogspot.com did not take me to her block. :(

  32. Pam says:

    I enjoyed visiting Jennifer Chiaverini @ elmcreek.net/blog as I enjoy her books, her pattern books and her beautiful block Commencement. I also enjoyed visiting Mary Jacobson/Barbara Groves@ meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog and their block Happy made from their fabric line by the same name. I love the bright colors. I love the variety of color choices and types of blocks in the 100 Blocks Vol 3 issue.

  33. Carol says:

    I loved them all, but loved the quilty pleasures circle quilt the best!

  34. arlette says:

    I’m so sad… because I’m going to miss half day or so tomorrow for the blog tour, :’(, I have my quilting classes in the morning and evening…, I’m sure next week, I’ll go there are renewed, because I’m going to have fun the remain days of the tour, hehehehehe. I certainly can’t skip them to join in the fun…, don’t make alot of mess, you can have a good laugh and let your eyes peeled, lol… I’ll catch all the blog hop and the cutest block: colors, shapes, and love, later!!!!! I’m not going to promise you that, I’ll be here :)

  35. Txriceam says:

    I always enjoy visiting blog sites—so hard to pick one! I did really like Lynn Roddy Brown’s site, with her piecing explanation.

  36. Julie says:

    My favorites today are Jennifer Chavernini, Faith Wellman, and Karrie Winter. Thanks for the chance to win these and other great block designs in one magazine.

  37. Sue Goodin says:

    I loved them all but Jennifer Chiaverini, Karrie Winters and Pam Buda were my favorites

  38. Janet says:

    Liked the QuiltyPleasures link with the Going in Circles quilt the best. Interesting pattern.

  39. Carol C says:

    So many creative places to visit that it’s difficult to choose. My favorite blocks today are Commencement by Jennifer Chiaverini at Elm Creek Quilts (love her books too!) and the High Tea block at Dotti’s Patchwork.

  40. Joy P says:

    I really like Spinning Star by Lynn Roddy Brown.

  41. Jennifer says:

    My favorite links today were Me and My Sisters,Freckled Whimsy, and Cinzia White’s blog. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy of this great magazine.


  42. Dianne Giles says:

    Having to choose only 3!! That is too cruel. I love em all!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. laura says:

    I have enjoyed them all but today’s favorite is: Mary Jacobson/Barbara Groves: meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog. They have the color and simple design. My second favorite is Sarah Vanderburgh: sewjoycreations.com with the daisies.

  44. Ivani says:

    I enjoyed visiting Mary and Susan sites. But love also Faith block. And lots of fun visiting all the blogs, and knowing such talented quilters in the tour.

  45. Renea says:

    I enjoyed visiting sew many new blogs. I really enjoyed Jennifer Chiaverini’s blog. I love her books. I looked at many different blogs so it is hard to say what other blogs I liked. Me and My Sisters blog has been a favorite of mine for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway.

  46. MarciaW says:

    Really enjoyed visiting the blogs especially liked the block Joy Framed by Sarah Vanderburgh and the blog post of the cute quilt with four of her daisies.

  47. Barb says:

    Today I really enjoyed visiting Karrie Winters freckledwhimsy.com. The quilt Karrie made for her niece Spring was darling and her block was pretty special too!

  48. ~Kathleen says:

    Such talented quilters and such beautiful block designs! I really enjoyed visiting Susan Gedde’s blog and hearing about her planned trilogy of egg blocks. Priceless!

  49. Dang! My computer is in the shop for a couple weeks….don’t think my hubby would really enjoy a new batch of quilting sites in his favorites, hee hee. Furiously marking down the links I’ll want to visit again….and again….and again! Such talent. No favorite yet…going back to admire them again! Thank you for making this so fun!!!

  50. Mary C in WA says:

    So many to choose from today that I enjoyed! I have to say Jennifer Chiaverini, Sarah Vee and Susan Geddes. Hop, Hop Hop! Hope I win!

  51. Barb Colvin says:

    My favs today are by Cinzia White and Sarah Vanderburgh!

  52. Mary Sheets says:

    What stood out to me today was the comment on Nancy Mahoney’s blog by Katharine Hepburn ..”If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” I am just now starting to relax a little bit in my quilting and doing things my own way instead of trying to be perfect in following all the instructions. I am relatively new to quilting, going on three years, and just wanted to do everthing right. Well….that’s no fun. I tell myself take a deep breath and go for it now. It is okay to modify a pattern to fit your likes and make it easier to do. Yeh!! and thank goodness for a seam ripper.

  53. MaryBeth Little says:

    Hmmmm, which sites have I liked?? Which sites HAVEN’T I liked!!! They’re all great. Thanks for providing so many great links!!

  54. Gretchen says:

    I loved Susan Geddes “Egg Trilogy” to funny. Vicki Eapen is always wonderful for blog posts and projects.

  55. LisaT says:

    Well, I visited the Elm Creek blog and was glad to see a new book – Ive read them all and enjoyed them all. On Sew Joy, other than her current block, I enjoyed seeing the Liberated Churn Dash block. It’s wonky and well named! I am a fan of wonky houses and stars and well, I guess I just like wonky. On Linen Closet I enjoyed the story of her great grandmother and how the blocks name came about, amazing! I really liked Cinzia’s block (and entire quilt) and enjoy trying to name it as well. It’s a very unique pattern and loved how the stars popped out. Thanks!

  56. Sharon Lichter says:

    Today my favorite block was Going in Circles.

  57. Today, I liked the Heart Spun Quilts blog. I love seeing the variations in the blocks with colors. So many great blogs to chose from today! Thanks for the chance to win and for producing another great volume of blocks!!

  58. Jeanne says:

    I would have to say meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog gets my vote as the best today. I love the bright colors they use and the happiness radiating from them. Just enjoy everytime I visit them.

  59. Melissa Garcia says:

    I enjoyed meandmysister. Someone recently told me about them, but I hadn’t checked out their site yet. So many clever projects. I’ll definitely add them to my list of blogs to follow.

  60. Linda P. says:

    I enjoyed visiting Sew Joy – Sarah shares so much of herself, and I find all her creations a very happy mix. Could be the reason behind her name!!!

  61. Julie in WA says:

    I loved visiting meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog. The picture of the women with their faces covered made me laugh! And their blog is just full of life and brightness!

  62. Nancy Fraser says:

    There were so many intersting things..my mind couldn’t take it all in, and my hands wanted to start working on many projects….but I think the one i liked the best is Me and My Sisters . :) ))

  63. E. Engman says:

    My favorites today were dawnheesquilts.blogspot.com, sewjoycreations.com, lgfns.blogspot.com, and heartspunquilts.blogspot.com. I especially like the blogs that show the design and/or construction process. Looking forward to more sites.

  64. Janine Baker says:

    Love all these new blogs! Elm Creek all the way, me and my sister & Lynn Roddy

  65. Ariane says:

    I loved Jennifer Chiaverini’s block and Lynn Roddy Brown’s quilt. So gorgeous!!! I loved all the blocks though.

  66. Jen says:

    Great hops today! I found 3 new blogs to follow: Pam Buda, Dawn Heese and Me and My Sister. I can’t believe I wasn’t following Me and My Sister already. Mary and Barbara are so funny!

  67. I’m a big Elm Creek fan, so I loved Jennifer Chiaverini’s site.

  68. Vivian says:

    Once again a great hop! It’s good to start seeing the blocks and coming up with ideas for using them. I particularly found lots of good at Dawn Heese’s blog , was glad to see Jennifer Chiaverini since I’m a big “Elm Creek” fan and found another Aussie designer to admire in Cinzia White.

    I just hope Susan Geddes can forgive me for the “eggcellent” fun I had at her block theme’s expense. (I’ll stop now Susan, really I will!!)

  69. I was so excited to see KarrieLynn’s had a block this time. I love her work and she is a sweetheart :)

  70. Suzanne says:

    I liked spunsugar, me and my sisters, and quilty pleasures…I especially liked the simplicity of the spunsugar and me and my sisters blocks. They would be quick to work up but offer many possibilities for messing around with color – and isn’t that what we like to do?

  71. My favorites were Me and my sisters design and the design by Sarah Vanderburgh. All of the designs are creative and adding to my to do list…LOL. Tammy G.

  72. Sandi P. says:

    All of them are fun and inspirational. I particularly liked Susan Vanerburgh’s and Nancy Mahoney’s.

  73. Judy says:

    enjoyed all the blogs great blocks which one do I make first?

  74. Dana says:

    My favorite from today’s is Me and My Sister’s. I just like anything they do, the fabric is always so happy.

  75. Joyce says:

    Love all the blocks and how they used them, it gets my creative juices thinking!!

  76. Penny G says:

    My favorite visit today was to Dawn Heese’s blog.

  77. suesinger says:

    all the blocks and blogs were great

  78. Diane says:

    I especially liked SewJoyCreations! Bright colors and cute quilts!

  79. Wendy says:

    Visited all the blogs today. Some are new to me but the ones I enjoyed are spunsugar, freckledwhimsey, linencloset and meandmysister.{they are a hoot!}

  80. Louster says:

    I really like Paula Stoddards blog and block!

  81. Kathy H says:

    I love your blog hops! I find blogs I never knew about. I really enjoy Freckled Whimsy. Her designs are right up my alley!

  82. Linda Smith says:

    I enjoyed visiting each and every blog so far but if I have to pick a favourite I will choose Me and My Sister Design.

  83. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    It was fun to visit ALL of the blogs–can’t wait to get my hands on the magazine!
    Karen in Breezy Point

  84. Sherryl Wynne says:

    I had fun visiting ALL the blocks (really, I did!) but I got a special kick out of QuiltyPleasures and MeandMySisterDesigns. I do love the quirky way a quilter’s mind can work sometimes! Love to all and thank you for this opportunity.

  85. Cecilia Young says:

    I follow a few of these blogs, but I enjoyed them all. Freckled Whimsy, Me and My Sister, Nancy Mahoney, Elm Creek Quilts are just a few of the ones I liked today. Thanks for the magazine and the chance to win a copy.

  86. Stephanie Matz says:

    Oh my. Well, I really liked Paula Stoddard’s circles without curved piecing. Loved Nancy Mahoney’s block because it reminded me of my own grandmother’s garden, and Patti’s high tea block, which recalled memories of my English mother. Vick Eapen’s block was great fun, too.

  87. I enjoyed all of the links and seeing some of the blocks made into quilts and other items.


  88. Linda says:

    LOVE the me and my sister block and blog. One of the blogs didn’t have their block attached – maybe I was looking in the wrong place? Granola girls – it had an april 30th post that it was coming but no block to look at

  89. Madeline says:

    I liked visiting meandmysister, and getting to the QM staff member

  90. Colleen says:

    I am enjoying the tour – thanks! I enjoyed Happy at Me and My Sisters Designs and Spinning Star by Lynn Roddy Brown!

  91. Chris says:

    I loved Sunny Side up by Susan Geddes! thank you and the sponsers for the lovely 100 block tour and giveaways.

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