100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

Welcome to Day 3 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 4 blog tour. The comments tell us you’re enjoying all of the ideas and inspiration and we’re so glad.

Today’s featured sponsor is Moda Fabrics. Visit Moda’s blog for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 4.

moda prize bundles1 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

Moda fabric bundles will be included in today's prize packages.

Moda also contributed these fabric bundles for the three prize packages we’ll award today. See details at the end of the post and leave a comment to enter.

Here are a few blocks to rev your creative engine this morning.

barney 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

Basket Full of Posies by Jina Barney

Yo-yos have been reinvented over the past few years and Jina Barney took full advantage of it in Basket Full of Posies, above.

garman 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

Rose Bud Reel by Sue Garman

And this block practically seduces me to the sewing machine with its curvaceous flirtiness. I feel a Christmas quilt coming on courtesy of Sue Garman and her Rose Bud Reel.

I hope you’ll enjoy today’s featured designers. Follow their instructions for your chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 4 on each of these sites:

  1. Jina Barney
  2. Sue Garman
  3. Ann Weber
  4. Nancy Mahoney
  5. Sarah Vanderburgh
  6. Jennifer Chiaverini
  7. Jessie Kurtz
  8. Margie Ullery
  9. Susan Geddes
  10. John Adams
  11. Paula Stoddard, QM Associate Editor

Remember to visit Moda for another giveaway opportunity. And take a peek at the block below. It’s by Susan Geddes, the Art Director for Quilters Newsletter, one of our sister publications. It appears in Volume 4 of 100 Blocks. You’ll want to read about Susan’s “egg trilogy” of blocks. So much fun!

geddes 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

Egg-cited by Susan Geddes

I’m egg-cited to do another giveaway! Leave a comment by midnight Thursday, Nov. 10. Tell us what time of day you usually sew. We’ll choose three winners for today’s fabulous prize bundles. See you tomorrow for more blog tour adventures.

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Did you miss the earlier volumes of 100 Blocks? Here are some options.

Volume 1 digital issue

Volume 1 through My EQ Boutique

Volume 2 paper issue

Volume 2 digital issue

Volume 3 paper issue

Volume 3 digital issue





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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281 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

  1. Ruth Funk says:

    I like to hand sew, either hand quilting or hand applique while watching TV, that can be any time of day. If I am doing piecing on my machine it is usually in the afternoon. Any time of day is a great time for quilting.

  2. Loreli Dykema says:

    Sewing is my relaxation after a stressful day at work.

  3. Hilachas says:

    I sew all day long. I am lucky to have a large sewing area so I have my “stuff” all over the place and can just pick up and sew where ever I left off on my latest project. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  4. Terry says:

    I usually sew in the morning, however, I love to sew anytime of the day.

  5. Amanda says:

    I usually sew in the mornings and early afternoon. I’d really like to do my quilting in the late evening hours, but the rest of my household would take offense at the noise. Love the basket of fabrics!

  6. Wanda says:

    I love the yoyo block. I keep checking the store, but the magazine has not hit the stores here yet.

  7. Sharon says:

    Evening after dinner.

  8. I sew any time I want to!!! It is my therapy after losing my husband.

  9. diane scobee says:

    I am a nite owl. I sew most anytime but almost always after 7 pm to 2 or 3 pm

  10. Carol says:

    Late at night, after others are asleep, is when I often sew. Early morning is the other best option for most days.

  11. Nancy Sue says:

    I love to sew in the evenings (except on dark fabrics). But for the most part, I sew in spurts during the day between toddler activities.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    I usually get to my sewing machine at about 10 a.m. I love it, the morning rituals are done and it is time to relax. I look forward to seeing all the blocks on this tour. Thanks so much

  13. Marilyn R says:

    My time to sew is in the evening and on the weekend. It relaxes me after work and I find myself sometimes getting too involved in a quilt and relize it’s almost midnight. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Nancy Smith says:

    Just beginning to learn to quilt and love the fabrics, ideas, and instructions and etc from Quiltmaker! Loving every minute of it and counting the days until I retire to do it full time! !

  15. Rachell R. says:

    I usually sew in the afternoons, while the toddlers are playing on the computer, since my sewing room and computer room are the same room. Most usually, though, after the little guys are in bed for a few hours of “me” time.
    Thanks for opportunities to win!

  16. Susan McDonald says:

    I usually sew after I’ve been inspired by Quiltmakers new posts:)

  17. Nora says:

    I usually sew when retired hubby leaves the house but he has been home too much lately. I think Moda is quality fabric.

  18. Christine M says:

    If I do machine sewing, I always do it during the daytime. I like to sit and hand stitch as night when everyone else is watching the tv.

  19. Sara says:

    During the week, I usually piece & quilt at night. On the weekends, I try to use every spare moment – from the time I’m up until I go to bed – for quilting!

  20. Deb Martens says:

    I usually sew in the middle of the day, when there is good natural light.

  21. Becky S says:

    I usually sew in the morning- when the light is the best.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  22. Cindy S. says:

    I like to sew any time of the day or night, just depends on my work schedule.

  23. Most of the time I sew later in the day- sometimes I get up and get started but mostly I start after lunch and sew well into the evening. Thanks for the chance to win such nice prizes- the magazine is sure to be a big hit.
    Regards, Anna

  24. candace says:

    I sew mainly on the weekends and not generally ever in the evening because I make mistakes when I’m tired…unsewing isn’t much fun :’)

  25. Michelle M says:

    I seem to get most of my sewing done during the evening, that doesn’t mean I don’t try during the day. There are just way less distractions during the evening.

  26. Janet says:

    I do my best sewing when I first get up in the morning, inspired and keen to plunge right in. Unfortunately I usually have to leave for work and that doesn’t happen. I don’t do too badly when I can have a block of three or four hours to concentrate on sewing, at any time.

  27. MoeWest says:

    I sew early in the morning on the weekend, or in the evenings on a work day.

  28. Shannon says:

    I usually sew in the afternonn. After breakfast and before dinner.

  29. Deanna says:

    I am a late-night sewer, after the children are in bed. It is a good time to sew, but a bad time to take pictures.

  30. Sue says:

    As a former third shift worker, I find that I get the most done when I’m sewing in the middle of the night. It’s quiet, the phone’s not ringing and is just me and my machine. I’m currently not able to return to work due to medical condition so it akes no diference if I sew all night and sleep by day.

  31. Donna Amos says:

    Since I retired, I sew all the time. I was sewing at 11PM last night and started againg this morning about 10AM. Have always loved sewing, but quilting is the BEST. I think I have 3 quilt tops that I am currently piecing and love them all. Thanks for the giveaway. The blog tour is a lot of fun.

  32. Mom C says:

    If I can get to my machine in the morning I generally have a productive sewing day. Too many distractions in the afternoon and although I always think I’ll be going again after supper, I don’t get in the groove as well as I use to. Although, when the genius hits, I can sew the clock around and love every second.

  33. Mary Flynn says:

    I’m an early morning quilter for sure! However…on occassion will burn the midnight oil if I’m jazzed up to get a project done.

  34. Lori says:

    I’ve been looking to find out where to get the past 100 Block Books/Magazines. I’ll look for this one on my news stand after the 15th. Always looking for new blocks.

  35. Beth Patrick says:

    I sew when I can – after work, weekends. I get more done at retreats so I try to get away as often as possible.

  36. Veta Mutart says:

    Most of my sewing is done in the evenings, even some late at night. I am kind of a night owl but I also work during the day
    so the evenings work best for me.

  37. Carla G says:

    I either sew mid-day or in the evening… depends on what else is going on. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  38. Carrie says:

    I love Moda’s lines. I think any of these FQs would look great in the blocks I’ve seen showcased so far! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!!

  39. Regina says:

    Having fun with the tour – but it is cutting into my sewing time, which is usually between 8:30 and 11 at night.

  40. Nancy says:

    I sew whenever the kids nap, and since one’s an infant and the other just turned 2, that doesn’t leave me much time when I’m not napping myself! Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. i sew all the time – morning noon and night shobbs@vcu.edu

  42. Jo says:

    I work night shift 10pm till 6am, on my days off I sew from about 2am till 6 or 7 am. Other days I usually try to fit in an hour between 6 pm and 8pm. Really enjoying the tour!~

  43. Karen Ostensen says:

    I’m a stay-at-home grandma of an autistic, diabetic grandson and although he’s at school I have to be on-call if anything happens. So, because I don’t have a social life, I sew all day long and search the web for more quilty projects to do for friends and family.

  44. Rita F. says:

    I sew during daylight hours. The lighting at night, even with all my lights turned on over the machine, just isn’t good enough, no matter where I am.

  45. Donna Alonzo says:

    I sew whenever I have any spare moments. I love to sew and it is usually in the evenings because I still have a real job for 19 more months. I am so looking forward to retirement and sewing all day long.

  46. Katy Pannell says:

    I sew in the evenings and on weekends because I work during the day. Can’t wait to retire so I can sew whenever I want….only 34 more years to go!!

  47. Sharon Judkins says:

    I sew in the evenings since I work during the day. I also sew on the weekends some but pretty much a sew at least a few minutes every day.

  48. I sew right after lunch so that I can take advantage of nap time!! Love it!!

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  50. Bonnie says:

    Since I am retired I have the luxury of being able to sew when I want. In the evenings I prefer to handsew (quilt) and do the machine work in the day.

  51. Michele Tinker says:

    Since I work fulltime, quilting is usually relegated to evenings – unless I get a weekend with no prior commitments – then it’s simply round the clock, as long as my stamina holds up!

  52. Irene says:

    Love this, love this, love this….moda is the best.

  53. Sheryl says:

    I always sew early in the morning from 7-8 while watching the News and waiting for the men folk to go to work and then always in the evening while watching tv. Machine sewing is done at any spare moment during the day.

  54. Debbie M says:

    I sew any time of the day or night, whenever the time is right.

  55. Jenn says:

    9p.m. – midnight… which could explain the many things that get sewn/cut wrong and have to be redone… the planning and dreaming usually happen earlier in the day though, like on lunch break or when I’m sitting in the doctor’s office.

  56. Helen Bazinet says:

    Lovely coloured fabrics would turn into a beautiful young ladies quilt!

  57. E. Engman says:

    I probably mostly sew later at night, between 8 and 12–it’s quiet, and there are no obligations to take care of.

  58. Nerida says:

    I usually machine sew after lunch till dinner time then hand-piece and applique at night.

  59. Kira says:

    Late night, after all the babies are in bed, and I should be too.

  60. Tara A says:

    I usually sew on the weekends in the morning. Sometimes I add in an afternoon during the week.

  61. Melba says:

    I use to sew in the evenings, I’m plenty of water, juice and snacks while I sew :P , you know, no distractions for me!

  62. Annmarie says:

    I sew while watching TV from around 7 pm until 11 pm most nights although I sneak off to the computer off & on during that time. This blog tour is such fun – thanks so much.

  63. Sandra says:

    I usually sew on the weekends, because I work full-time and cannot see to sew in the evenings.

  64. Sandra says:

    I love all the beautiful colorful prints that come from Moda. I also love the Moda solids.

  65. Barb Colvin says:

    I don’t think there’s any usual time to sew here. Anytime of day or night works for me lol

  66. Cecilia says:

    I like to sew in the afternoons and evenings after I finish my chores. :-)

  67. Shirley in Canada says:

    I sew whenever my need to sew happens. It could be early morning or late evening, but I think I do my best late evening while I listen to my favorite shows on TV. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  68. Claudia says:

    My sewing day usually starts about 11A, and ends somewhere around 11P. Is there something else I should do? laundry? dishes? clean? check e-mail? haul out the recycling? cook? Hmmm…. nah, I’ll just go sew. The cat doesn’t mind.

  69. Maria Kievit says:

    I sew whenever I feel like it, but most often just trying to finish things the evening before people come to pick up their stuff.

  70. QuiltinKat says:

    Love to sew early when it’s still quiet!

  71. Barb says:

    I love to start sewing early in the morning before the rest of the world gets up.

  72. Gwen Wehner says:

    I usually sew in the evenings after work, and whenever I feel like it on the weekends! LOVE Moda fabrics!

  73. Dawn says:

    Occasionally I get to start in the morning but usually I don’t get to sew until I get my husband off to work at 2 pm. Then I sew until I get tired.

  74. Melanie says:

    I get in the mood, more in the late afternoon,,and into the evening..sometimes stay in the mood until very late at night into early a.m….always have been a night owl…thanks for the opportunity!!

  75. Kd says:

    I like to sew in the afternoon when there is a block of time of a few hours so I can really get something done. Thanks! Kd

  76. Joyce says:

    I get up an hour early and sew before I get ready to go to work. Some days it goes by the wayside but on the days I really sew for an hour it really starts my day right. I have to be careful though, get too involved and don’t want to go to work!!

  77. Kristin M says:

    I would like to be able to sew in the morning, but with young children who like to get up early that leaves the night time after their bedtime.

  78. Cindy says:

    I’d have to say that I sew “after my children turned sixteen years old.” Oh, you didn’t want to know when I have sewn during the past decade…okay. :-) Actually, now that my 3 girls are 16, 18, and 21 I have much more time to sew. I usually sew first thing in the morning or in the evening. I work full time so when I work I sew in the evenings; when I’m not working I sew in the mornings. I’m just thankful that I’m getting to sew much more regularly now. :-) Life is good!!

  79. Sherry says:

    I do most of my sewing in the evenings after work. I try to spend an hour or two before bedtime working on my various quilt projects or gifts I am making.

  80. I do most of my machine quilting in the afternoon and my hand sewing at night.
    I am usually working on things from the afternoon until I go to bed.


  81. nadine says:

    When ever I get a chance to sit at my sewing machine I’m happy. I have seen so many blocks today that I like. Great fun!

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