100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2 Giveaway

shadowcover1 233x300 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2 GiveawayWelcome to Day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. We’re off to a great start. In case you missed it, see yesterday’s Day 1 post. One other note: one website in Volume 4 is listed incorrectly. Please note the correct website address for Cleo Mounday is cleosdesigns.com. Cleo designed block #315, Prickly Pear Cactus.

Today’s featured sponsor is Kansas City Star. Be sure to visit them for a giveaway of 100 Blocks Volume 4! They’ve also generously provided books from their authors in this issue of 100 Blocks to be included in today’s three prize bundles. See the bottom of this post for details and leave a comment to enter.

The Kansas City Star books you might win include:

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Quilt Retro by Jenifer Dick

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Quilts for Rosie by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick

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Piecing the Past by Lynne Hagmeier

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Louisa May Alcott by Terry Clothier Thompson

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Scraps & Shirttails by Bonnie Hunter

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St. Louis Stars by Toby Lischko

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Fruitful Hands by Jacquelynne Steves

A few blocks to get you going:

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Christmas Partridge by Beth Ferrier

I fell in love with Beth Ferrier’s Christmas Partridge the minute I saw it. I saw Beth at market but by the time I realized it was her, she had passed and I missed her. What a talented applique artist.

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Wind-Surfing by Nan Baker

Wind-Surfing by Nan Baker does amazing things when it’s repeated and rotated, as seen below.

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See what happens when you repeat and rotate the Wind-Surfing block?

When you get your copy of Volume 4, you’ll see that Nan has a Wind-Surfing quilt in the Designer’s Gallery, which covers five pages and features 22 projects. We think you’ll love it.

Enjoy browsing today’s featured designers, and follow instructions to enter their giveaways for this issue:

  1. Bonnie Hunter
  2. Natalie Lymer
  3. Kellie Wulfsohn
  4. Beth Ferrier
  5. Lynette Anderson
  6. Erin Russek
  7. Cheryl Brown
  8. Vicki Oehlke
  9. Maria Tavy Umhey
  10. Nan Baker
  11. Jacquelynne Steves
  12. Susan Marth
  13. Dana Jones

From the QM staff, see this post from Graphic Designer Denise Starck.

Remember to visit Kansas City Star for a chance to win a copy of Volume 4. Below is Midnight Flight—you might recognize it as a Bonnie Hunter design. It’s very “Bonnie,” don’t you think?!

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Midnight Flight by Bonnie Hunter

For today’s giveaway of three amazing prize packages, leave a comment by midnight Wednesday, Nov. 9 about something interesting you found on one of today’s links. We’ll choose three winners and one of them could be you!

Please come back tomorrow for more blog tour fun and remember to poke around Quilty Pleasures to see what earlier posts still have active giveaways. The inspiration just keeps coming!

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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185 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2 Giveaway

  1. Lana Fultz says:

    Awesome book it is something I would use a lot. I like making my own designs from books like this one.

  2. Dawn says:

    I found a new book to read thanks to Bonnie Hunter’s review of “Simmer All Night”.
    And thanks for a chance to win!

  3. Gwen Wehner says:

    I learned from Natalie Lymer to use different size travel containers for your facial moisturizer and hair conditioner! Fun Blogs! Thanks!

  4. Carol B in Iowa says:

    Super prizes. These blocks are wonderful.

  5. Diane says:

    I love looking at all the different blocks, creative just is so inspiring.


    What great blocks!!! Wish I were free to make a couple of these right now – guess I’ll earmark them for after the holidays – too many projects going right now.. Love this block blog!

  7. I think that the most interesting thing I saw today was the new to me technique – Hand Applique by Machine. Very interesting!

  8. Mary says:

    So many wonderful blocks! How can you decide what to make first?
    An interesting thing I learned was how Erin Russek does her applique. I’ve always shied away from the “A” word unless it was done by machine. This has inspired me to give it a try.

  9. Lisa Potter says:

    I love these blocks. I cant wait to do a sampler quilt.

  10. KathyD says:

    I love some of the new blocks I’m seeing. Looks like a great book to add to my collection.

  11. Pearl Mackey says:

    Love the wind surfing pattern. Looks so easy & stunning

  12. Love the picture of the quilt block. I bet the inside is awesome.

  13. Tracy says:

    Great Blog Hop, but as usual to many things not enough time… this is a great way to find out about other quilters Cinderberry Designs is one that I’ve bookmarked. thanks

  14. Gill says:

    Great blog hop!
    I love birds so I was thrilled to discover ‘quilterchic’

  15. Charlotte Dudley says:

    I would love any of these new books:)

  16. Marge Haney says:

    Those books sound like an exciting addition to my quilting library.

  17. Jan says:

    I love the robots! Really talented artists to visualize these designs. Thanks for the tour!

  18. What absolutely fabulous blocks! Bonnie Hunter’s block jumped onto my “I must make this” list. Your blog hop has been wonderful in the past, but WOW the designs and stories are just awesome. Thanks so much for arranging this blog hop! Just wish that life would slow down a bit so that I could spend more time reading the designer blogs:)

  19. Linda Dunton says:

    Love, love, love!!! the Patridge in a Pear Tree block, I’ve been collecting applique blocks to do my own version of a Baltimore Album.

  20. Darlene Jacolik says:

    Love all of the blocks I saw. Relatively new to quilting and really didn’t kow what this book was all about. Going to have to look for some past issues.

  21. CJ says:

    I learned from Natalie at Don’t Look Now that you can get a block in this amazing book/magazine and do NO complex piecing!! Her block is done with her signature rough edge applique – gotta love that!

  22. Cynthia Carlson says:

    I am so excited about all the quilt blocks and designs! It makes me want to do a block of each pattern! What a beautiful sample quilt these designs would make!

  23. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I really liked the Neapolitan block!

  24. Janet says:

    I was interested when discussing Daylight Savings Time to realize the whole thing upsets me more than I thought. Not probably what you meant when you said “something interesting” but that’s the way things go….

  25. Rita Goshorn says:

    the ‘christmas partridge’ is absolutely georgeous … the best of the blox! i love applique and was surprized at the number shown on the blogs so far. thanx for the opportunity to win a copy of this book with the ‘christmas partridge’ in it.

  26. Gina says:

    I loved all of the blocks today, but am totally intrigued by Wind-surfing and all the water or sky quilts I could use this in.

  27. Shannon says:

    I like all of the applique today. I am still learning but I know now I would like to learn more about applique. Thank you!!!

  28. kim says:

    I found the most beautiful quilt blocks and ideas looking at the blogs today.

  29. Wilma Searcy says:

    I am a great fan of the Kansas City Star quilt books. I have many of them in my own quilt library. I also enjoy Toby Lischko’s creativity. I roomed with her one time at the Missouri Quilters Guild retreat. It would be wonderful to have her new book.

  30. E. Engman says:

    Kellie Wulfsohn’s kids are really good at trick photography. And her designs are great as well.

  31. Rose says:

    Bonnie Hunter and yes I want to win it all.

  32. The reviews on this book are fantastic! What I could do with all those blocks!!! LOL

  33. Dawn says:

    I did not particually like one person’s blog over anothers. I am amazed at so much talent out there. I have a ton of room to grow in quilting art.

  34. Kris S says:

    I loved how all of Dana Stark’s blocks have come together to form an ensemble of accessories.

  35. bingobonnie says:

    something interesting I found was the name of Bonnie Hunter’s block, “Midnight Flight.” Very appropriate with all of her travels. I love the setting she suggested and the secondary design with all the stars. I don’t see myself flying anytime soon, but if I did I bet it would look amazing flying among all the stars shining bright. :)

    Love From Indiana! ~bonnie

  36. Marianne says:

    Love to see another issue of the 100 Blocks. So many fun blocks today. Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. I enjoyed reading Beth’s blog and how she used wash away for her block, something I have been wanting to do more of.


  38. VickiT says:

    I really liked visiting Natalie Lymer’s blog. It’s a very nice looking blog and easy on the eyes with ease of getting around there as well. What I liked most about her blog were the tutorials. She’s got an awesome tutorial for making flying geese. I am new to quilting and haven’t run across a tutorial making them her way yet. That really looks like a great way to do them that I’m going to need to try.

  39. Billie K says:

    I’m a star nut so I really enjoyed Bonnie Hunters block. I visit her blog daily.

  40. Kay Ahr says:

    I liked all the different layouts on the site for Jacquelynne Steves. Also thought the use of polka dots in the Santa block on Susan Marth’s site was different. And see how the blanket stitch goes on an angle along the mustache.

    Kay Ahr in Indianapolis, Indiana USA

  41. nicole dixon says:

    It is so inspiring seeing all of these blocks, makes me want to go design another quilt.

  42. debbie says:

    Just found this quilty blog. Love it and will be visiting every day. Would be really happy to win anything – it would be a first!!!

  43. Nerida says:

    I loved visiting Kellie Wulfsohns blog and love her block called Petite Garden .It was funny seeing her being kissed by Brandon Mably with a large spider on his face.

  44. Janet says:

    I love the blog tour. I really enjoy reading the blogs of designers I haven’t read before. I had fun reading all the quilting tips in the comments on QuilterChic.com.

  45. Anne Brown says:

    On Lynette Anderson’s blog, she mentioned that she met up with a lady in the airport who was signing Perfume?? Who was she???
    Thanks for the chance to win…

  46. Jill says:

    I have found some new talented designers. I am excited to see the new Volume 4.

  47. Patty says:

    Wonderful blocks, I love seeing the process that went into making the blocks and learning the stories behind them.

  48. JeanneG says:

    I found out that there are so many amazing women out there that are so talented and so happy to share their knowledge. Natalie’s Dancing Mushrooms stole my heart. Thanks for a chance to win.

  49. Linda in PA says:

    I didn’t realize that raw edged applique could look so good until I saw the block that Kellie Wulfsohn made. Thanks for a chance to win.

  50. Terry Harich says:

    Unbelievable that EIGHT from Kansas City Star have blocks in the 100 Blocks #4. I can’t wait to have my own copy and see so many wonderful new blocks!

  51. Barb Colvin says:

    I love Natalie Lymer’s block, it is full of some of my favorite things. Dana Jones’ story for her ‘All Roads Lead to Manhattan’ really shows that one can get inspiration from anywhere.

  52. Debbie in WA says:

    I’m really looking forward to all these beautiful blocks in Volume 4.
    Thanks for the chance of extra prizes.

  53. Cecilia says:

    I’m enjoying the blog tour. I really enjoyed Bonnie Hunter’s site. She lists free kindle books. :-) thanks for the giveaway and the great magazines.

  54. Tamsyn says:

    Beautiful blocks!

  55. Regina says:

    I love the scrappiness of Bonnie Hunter’s block – even within each block she is a scrap lover’s hero!!!! All those bits and pieces have hope of purpose now!!!

  56. Judy W says:

    This blog tour is great. I really enjoyed Bonnie Hunter’s blog stop and the quilt layout she shared. Her block looks like fun and has many possibilities for using up my stash!
    Judy W

  57. Kris D says:

    Bonnie Hunter’s quilts and ideas are awesome! She can get a lot done in a short amount of time.

  58. Jennifer Stevens says:

    I love Jacquelynne Steves Neapolitan design! It is so fun and the choices of colors galore!! I was also mesmerized by Nan Baker’s Black Tie Required quilt, absolutely love it!

  59. I love all of Bonnie Hunter’s quilts.

  60. Laurie says:

    I learned that there are lots of talented designers out there! I love Bonnie’s block – so scrappy :) thanks for a chance to win – laurie

  61. Phyllis says:

    What fun looking at all the great blocks! Some of the names are new to me. I’m a beginning quilter and enjoyed reading and getting tips and ideas. I really enjoyed Kellie Wulfsohn’s entry.

  62. Joanne Maner says:

    This has been my first year to do applique. I found Beth Ferrier’s method with the tutorial very interesting.

  63. Karlene says:

    I found it interesting that Bonnie Hunter is starting a new mystery which means more fun.

  64. candace says:

    I cannot wait to get my issue! I saw so much fun stuff today…this is really the highlight of my afternoon, ladies. I have to say I was partial to Erin’s block and add that I really enjoyed the Nobel Wife blog as well as Nan’s purrfect blog! Thanks and see ya’ll tomorrow :o )

  65. Ruby says:

    I somehow missed volume 1…I won’t miss out on this one.

  66. Rachel B says:

    Such wonderful giveaways. Pick me =)

  67. Gloria Pietruszka says:

    Loving the blog tour, all this inspiration and a giveaway too!
    Really like Susan Marth’s Olde St. Nick block.

  68. Joan M. says:

    I found Kellie’s applique block enchanting. I also liked Bonnie’s scrappy block.
    Thanks for making the tour and giving us so many chances to win one of your magazines!

  69. Karen W. says:

    The robot quilt is amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it! I’d love to win the magazine.

  70. Robin Love Lehr says:

    LOVE Bonnie’s “midnight flight”. Just bought some cheddar so I can try some of her blocks! This blog tour should be alot of fun!!!

  71. Celine says:

    Nan’s block is very versatile and i love how she described on her quilt how she created it. Lots of lovely blocks today that really makes me want to win a copy of the magazine – that would be a nice birthday treat for me!

  72. Sherri G says:

    What a great blog tour so far! One of the great things I discovered was Cinderberry Designs. Her stitcheries are sweet!!

  73. nadine says:

    This is my first blog. Hope I win this great book. Thanks

  74. Jodi G. says:

    I’m really enjoying the hop. I’ve found some new blogs to follow. I loved hearing the stories of how some of the blocks came to be or how the names were chosen. I loved fnding that different blocks were featured, piecing, emboroidery and paper piecing. I loved being on tour with Nan and loved seeing the robot quilt by Kellie. I’m going to love my copy when it’s in my hands!

    Thnks for the giveaway and a chance to win.


  75. nadine says:

    My first blog hope I win.This is alot of fun.

  76. Yvette says:

    So many blocks, so little time

  77. Shawna says:

    I’m new to quilting so this hop has helped me to find some great patterns and designers. Thanks for the giveaway.


  78. Denise Nehl says:

    The use of the Bali Fabrics in Nan Baker’s Block are beautiful!

  79. Mary Flynn says:

    Any block SCRAPPY and with fun prints is certainly Ms Bonnie!

  80. Rachel B says:

    So grateful for Kansas Star preserving the tradition.

  81. Sherry Denton says:

    I was interested in Beth Ferrier’s inspiration – the old fashioned style of Christmas decorations called Della Robbia. It makes me want to do a little research and check it out.

  82. Barbara says:

    I would love to receive the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Susan Marth was my favorite with her block of Old St. Nick. Might have to make that table runner!

  83. Love how Cleo’s Designs makes fusible look so “needle-turn!” Just purchased Beth Ferrier’s book and hope to perfect my machine applique technique.

  84. Judi Reiss says:

    I loved Beth Ferrier’s block and I really liked getting her great tips on how she did it. Washaway that goes into the printer may become my new best friend.

  85. Jan Strickland says:

    So much to absorb…so little time. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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