100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4 Giveaway

QMMS 110062 COVER 500 shadow2 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4 GiveawayThis is Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. We’re glad you’re here! Whether you can spend a few minutes or a few hours, we hope you’ll enjoy all the exciting possibilities offered by today’s designers and their incredible block designs.

Today’s featured sponsor is Northcott. They have generously provided fabric bundles to be included in today’s prize packages. See the end of this post to enter. You may want to check out the Coming Soon fabric page, or see the Current Collections fabric page of Northcott’s website. Delicious!

Here are a few wonderful blocks to get you rolling today!

anitasolomon 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4 Giveaway

Jester by Anita Grossman Solomon

The vibrancy of the cheddary yellow against the black is wonderful in Anita Grossman Solomon’s Jester above.

haynes 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4 Giveaway

Winter Blooms by Cheryl Haynes

And the soothing elegance of Winter Blooms by Cheryl Haynes takes my breath away.

Are you ready to jump into today’s featured block designers? Enjoy! Follow the instructions for a chance to win on each site.

  1. Judy Laquidara
  2. Martha Walker
  3. Cheryl Haynes
  4. Ryan Walsh
  5. Eileen Fowler, QM Associate Editor
  6. Pam Vieira-McGinnis
  7. Nel Whatmore
  8. Lynne Hagmeier
  9. Moira McSpadden
  10. Anita Grossman Solomon
  11. Heidi Foltz
  12. Laura Roberts
  13. Jenifer Dick
lauraroberts 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4 Giveaway

Confetti by Laura Roberts

This block is Confetti by Laura Roberts, Assistant Editor for McCall’s Quilting, one of our sister publications. Laura’s office is just a few steps away from the QM area in our building. I am in love with this block.

Time for today’s giveaway! Leave a comment by midnight, Friday Nov. 11 and tell us whether you consider yourself to be a traditional quilter, “modern” quilter, art quilter, some other designation or a combination. We’d like to know! We’ll choose three winners for amazing bundles of quilty goodness.

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See you back here tomorrow for one final day of Blog Tour fun.

Did you remember to leave a comment on Day 3′s post? Giveaway is open until midnight Thursday!

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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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228 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4 Giveaway

  1. Linda says:

    I think I’m a practical quilter. I like my quilts to be used! I cross over between traditional, modern and my own style. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Claudia says:

    The Northcott website is wonderful. The only problem with the upcoming lines: “I want it NOW”.
    When I first started quilting, I was fortunate to live in California, and for $3 you could take 12-16 weeks of classes (enrichment type)through the community college. Of course, you supplied everything except the instructor and instructions. But as an introduction to quilting, it was great. I took traditional piecing classes to learn the techniques of construction. Then I was prepared to go wherever my fancy takes me. I love trying it all.

  3. Christine M says:

    I think I would be classed as a traditional quilter! I haven’t made anything that I would class as modern.

  4. Becky S says:

    I am a traditional quilter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Mary says:

    I am a mixture of about two-thirds traditional and one-third modern. Whatever you want to call it, I’m sure having fun. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

  6. VickiT says:

    I’ve not actually found a style for myself yet since I’m still somewhat new. I do know I am drawn to more modern blocks but I also just love quite a few of the traditional styles. I think it may come down to what my mood is on a day I’m going to plan to sit and do something and then see which direction I go. I’m like that quite alot and don’t really fall into one specific category in other things as well.

  7. E. Engman says:

    I’m probably a traditional quilter, so far. I would like to be more adventurous and try new techniques and challenges, though.

  8. nicole dixon says:

    I tend to like modern twists on traditional quilts.

  9. Lori L says:

    I think I am a traditional quilter overall, but always will try new things. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Stephanie Matz says:

    I lean toward the traditional, with a strong modern twist and a desire to experiment with different techniques.

  11. Gale Lavers says:

    “Traditional Quilter” that would be ME!!!! I love Scrappy and mystery quilts. It is so much fun picking fabrics and not knowing what it will turn out like. Can’t wait to get my magazine.

  12. Shawna says:

    Since I’m still new to quilting I’m not sure what my style is going to be. I’m having alot of fun and think I’m leaning more towards the modern side. Thanks for the chance to win.


  13. Jodi G. says:

    I started out by doing traditional patterns however I have taken three different workshops now that leans more towards art quilts. I’ve only just “discovered”
    the modern quilting and I’m liking that as well.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.


  14. Nancy says:

    I am trully a traditional quilter and don’t even like to overquilt my projects. I like the softness of a finished quilt when not overdone. I am hoping to learn to hand quilt sometime in the near future, maybe I need to just “do it”. Love this blog, the 100 Block issues, and the giveaways!

  15. Janet says:

    I am definitely a traditional quilter. I love patchwork and embroidery..

  16. arlette says:

    I guess I’m a traditional quilter. I love to quilt by hand and I love the country colors, love the look of the old quilts

  17. candace says:

    Hmmm, I guess I would be a modern traditional quilter! I like to machine piece and quilt and I love using fabric collections with a theme…but I also really love old standard style blocks.

  18. Leanne says:

    I think I’d probably be considered a traditional quilter, though I love all different sorts of quilts.

  19. MaryBeth says:

    I’m definitely a traditional quilter. While I appreciate art quilts, I really don’t enjoy making them. I mostly piece but have done a little applique and hope to do more.

  20. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I am a tradition quilter with episodes of modern quilting at times! :)

  21. Michelle M says:

    It would be hard to call myself one kind of quilter. I jump from one type of quilt to another, it’s what ever I feel like doing at the time. That’s the fun of quilting!

  22. Debra Hirsch says:

    I’m confused – I have no idea what I am. I do some of all – so I guess I’m just confused – unable to put a label on me! I love the structure of traditional & am fairly anal about making sure points & seams etc all line up. I love the creativity of modern quilting – let’s me think “out of the box”. Art – well, sometimes I think so, though others might argue that :-) !!! I just love quilting – plain & simple.

  23. Rachel B says:

    traditional/art quilter

  24. A few months ago, I would have said that I was strictly a traditional quilter. But I am starting to feel the love for modern. There is something to be said for the solids and brights! :)

  25. Wendy B says:

    sometimes traditional, sometimes modern, rarely arty but have tried one or two small projects…..love to dabble in all sorts. I guess if I had to pinpoint one it would be modern traditional!!!! (there….maybe I’ll start a new trend!)lol
    sugary hugs and thanks
    Wendyb :O)

  26. I’m a Charity Quilter. All the quilts I make are for World of Charity Stitching. We combine cross stitch with quilt squares. Come visit at http://worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

  27. Marge in Louisiana says:

    I think I am a traditional quilter. I enjoy looking at the art quilts, but have no clue as to where to begin on one. I admire those who can and am in awe of some of the traditional quilts that are being made in beautiful new fabrics.

  28. Janet says:

    I am a combination of the three. If I had more time to devote to it, my first love would probably be art quilting. I do traditional quilting to fill the need to make things, because I don’t often have the time to be more creative in the world of art quilting. I am intrigued by modern quilting…. sometime I love it and sometimes I think it is awful. I dabble in it and sometimes feel like I get it.

  29. Havplenty says:

    I am throughly a modern quilter. I really love the bright, bold, colorful prints, geometric prints, ethnic prints, batiks and fabrics that make a bold statement with their color and subtle design. I love art quilts also and using different textured fabrics when making quilts. To me quilting is an art form, a blank canvas in which the quilter creates a masterpiece in fabrics that represents one’s artistic eye and the things that surround them.

  30. Glenna Reynolds says:


  31. Bev Gunn says:

    I am more a traditional quilter-not into “art” quilts but will do craft items occasionally.

  32. natio radison says:

    Good question..I love the traditional for what it is..there is a quality and craftsmanship element that is challenging me to be the best I can be. The standards are demanding and require rigorous attention to detail..but not to the point of stifling creativity and that is where the gloves come off and I take a stand for modernism. I am starting slowly to warm to the ideas and potential for expression in the new wave of bold, understated yet very exciting quilts and styles that are emerging in this direction. I feel about to be swept up by its intriguing possiblities and I believe it is worthy of embracing because the ‘modern’ of today is I think, the reflection of where we all are and it is showing up in our quilting and I dont want to miss that. So, I am keeping my head down and practicing my applique and block making and keeping my eyes and ears open for the new directions and trends. I don’t want to miss a minute of any of it. Besides, there is so much fun to be had in both camps.

  33. I am a traditional quilter. I love mixing up traditional blocks, but getting a new “today” look. Thanks!

  34. Deborah says:

    I would say I am a traditional/modern quilter. I love the look of the older quilts and fabrics, but I always want to replicate them using batiks, which I adore.

  35. MoeWest says:

    I suppose I gravitate toward more modern quilt designs, but I don’t categorize my style. I just like what I like!

  36. Maureen says:

    I think I would have to conclude that I am a traditional quilter who considers herself a modern quilter using today’s fabrics to give traditional quilt patterns an udpated look. I love using batiks and hand dyes combined in traditional patterns.

  37. Celine says:

    It really depends on the purpose of the quilt. I like traditionnal blocks but don’t really use repro fabrics though. So I guess I could be a traditionnal quilter with a modern twist!

  38. Tamsyn says:

    I’d say I’m a modern quilter, but a wanna-be art quilter. Thank you for the cool giveaway.

  39. Rita Goshorn says:

    oh, my, i’m a learning quilter … i’ve been trying something new in each quilt. i’ve learned i love applique best and there’s always something, even if it’s just using a different stitch or technique. maybe a different binding. a pieced background or a whole cloth background. intriqued with it all.

  40. Heather says:

    Modern. Mostly, though, I’m a beginner.

  41. Nancy says:

    I lean towards modern, but I love traditional block settings. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Barbara L says:

    I’m not sure how to classify my favorite style of quilting. Non-traditional, primitive, folk art, dark cozy colors, preferably with some applique! Definitely not modern or a lover of bright colors. Love that so many of the block I’ve seen so far have been applique!!!! Can’t wait to get my magazine!

  43. kwiltnkats says:

    Traditional for sure! Anything scrappy with lots of small pieces and my favorite HSTs will catch my eye. I do like and will go for an applique project now and again… I certainly admire artsy projects, but leave those to others (wink). Day 4 of this tour is done for me. I’m looking forward to the finale tomorrow, not a single day has been better than any other. Lots of new designers and exceptional alumni. Sandi

  44. Jo Anne says:

    Definitly traditional.

  45. Sue says:

    I consider myself traditional in the fabrics I like but I do nontraditional projects like crazy quilt totebags or baby bibs. I don’t seem to have space orenergy for full size quilts. I like to take new to me blocks or technique, make 2 and design a totebag around them.

  46. Cindi C says:

    Finally an easy question to answer. I’m a traditional quilter. Love the way some of the modern fabrics look (and especially how they feel) but I want my quilts to have that been here for a couple hundred years look.

  47. Billie K says:

    It must be traditional, because I’m not the others….grin.

  48. Donna Amos says:

    I definately am a traditional quilter. I love to use many scraps and also like to add the new colors in newer fabrics. I expecially like clear, bright colors. The blog tour has been really fun. I got an email this morning that said I had won a Quiltmaker 100 Block vol 4. from a yesterday drawing. Woohoo! I am excited.

  49. Joan M. says:

    I’d call myself a traditional quilter who is just learning to machine quilt. I usually piece quilts, but your tour has inspired me to put learning to applique on my “to do” list.

  50. Michelle Olsen says:

    I would say I am somewhere between modern & traditional. I love using modern fabrics with traditional blocks & patterns.

  51. Annmarie says:

    I would consider myself a modern quilter as very few of the traditional blocks thrill me, however I’m not a lover of alot of the modern fabrics – big prints & weird shapes aren’t my thing – I’m more traditional that way – flowers, paisleys etc. although I do love batiks & bright colors! The tour has been awesome & great giveaway – thanks.

  52. Carrie P. says:

    I am a traditional modern quilter. I love the new fabrics and they still look good in the traditional kind of blocks.

  53. Mom C says:

    I think that’s a hard question because the lines can be so blurry. I would consider myself a traditional quilter but I don’t particulary like to piece the traditional squares. So I would be modern but I like the comfort colors and more country and charm. I just like to make what I like and I like to quilt it.

  54. Carla G says:

    I’m new to quilting so don’t know what I am… (I’m only working on my first quilt). I like some of the traditional, but also love the modern quilts. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  55. Debbie Williams says:

    I don’t know what category I fall into. I love to piece, paper piece, applique, and hand embroider. I love the varieties of fabric and wish I had them all and the time to create with them. I really love the Stonehedge Celestial fabric. WOW, that would have looked wonderful in my daughter’s fan quilt with moon and stars fabric. Thanks for the wonderful blog hop.

  56. Bj Bevins says:

    I consider myself to be a traditional quilter in every aspect of the “title”. I love to piece blocks, pattern doesn’t really matter. I love to use scraps of whatever fabric is available, and just love that “Hot Pink” fabric that sticks out like a sore thumb, Thank You!

  57. jeanne provost says:

    Traditional, but just like to quilt what our grandchildren like

  58. Heather Cutting-Rayl says:

    I am definitly NOT a traditional quilter! LOL Been there done that! When I found Art Quilts I knew I found my elementt. Thought I love the traditonal quilts to look at and own over 100 antque quilts from family members which I treasure. I just can’t help myself when it comes to bright hand dyed fabrics in delightful lines squares and circles!

  59. Kaye M. says:

    I consider myself to be a traditional quilter who likes to throw in a little twist now and then. I like piecing and applique and love scrap quilts!

  60. Debbie says:

    I think I am a mix of traditional and modern. Love the modern colors so tend to use these more than traditional colors, but I do like some of the traditional blocks.

  61. KarenInTucson says:

    I guess I am a traditional quilter as I prefer doing piecing and add in some applique.

  62. SewLindaAnn says:

    I am a sewer, quilter, creator and tend towards everything. I use patterns and also develop my own, I love all colors, styles and techniques and want to try everything at least once. I like trying modern fabrics in trad. designs, incorporating textiles of all kinds. It’s a playground right? I’ve always said I’m a Dabbler, maybe that’s my term.

  63. I am definitely a traditional quilter. I enjoy viewing all types of quilting but I definitely need a pattern to work from. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

  64. Mary Flynn says:

    Truly traditional quilter here! I envy the art quilters!!!

  65. Linda E in AZ says:

    I’m definitely not a traditional quilter and only have aspirations of becoming an art quilter, so I think the contemporary slot would fit me well.
    thanks for this blog hop!

  66. Charity says:

    I consider myself to be a tradional quilter, who happens to use modern fabrics. I think I’m mostly attracted to color.

  67. Susan Wheatley says:

    I’d love to be an art quilter but I’m not. I suppose I am a modern quilter though as I use a lot of today’s techniques & shortcuts. And my sewing machine is my best friend – not the needle & thread!

  68. JoannaP says:

    I have done a little bit of all except art quilting. That’s where my quilting heart lives. I liked finishing up my Mom’s bargello (Before she passed, she asked me to finish it for my niece). I also want to do one of those postage stamp quilts because of the challenge. I’d like to do an Hawaiian quilt too. My biggest problem with quilting is making up my mind as you can clearly see from this post.

  69. Linda says:

    I am definitely a traditional quilter. I love all the geometric blocks and the way they can be joined to create new geometric patterns.
    Linda in Southern Illinois

  70. I love the vase block, that is beautiful and would be nice as a mini quilt.
    I am both a traditional and art quilter. That is the wonderful thing about quilting, you can quilt to your mood.


  71. I love traditional blocks with modern twists~ what does that make me? LOL Crazy? I love the blocks featured today. Thanks for the fun!

  72. Val says:

    I’m a traditional quilter but new blogs are inspiring me to look beyond sampler quilt blocks – I may try to make an art quilt soon.

  73. I think I’m probably a traditional quilter, although I do design a great number of the quilts that I make. Thanks for the chance on your great giveaway!

  74. Kd says:

    Wow, you ask hard questions! But I would have to consider myself an Art Quilter, since I am always doing my own thing. :) Kd ~ http://www.KdQuilts.com

  75. Chris B says:

    Oh, I’m a traditional quilter with art quilter aspirations. Just no courage. SIGH.

  76. Beth Patrick says:

    I tend to be more of a traditional quilter who rambles off the path and gets in the flowers — haven’t found a quilt pattern yet I don’t want to make!

  77. Julie in WA says:

    Oh, yes, I am a traditional quilter, but there is a tiny art quilter that has been growing within. Maybe someday it will POP out!

  78. Jennifer says:

    I’m such a traditional quilter. While I admire modern and art quilts, I gravitate toward traditional piecing.

  79. Marianne says:

    I am a traditional quilter. I love piecing the blocks. Thanks for all the chances to win this week.

  80. Carrie says:

    I think I’m a combination. I am a traditional for piecing but I use modern fabrics (like Batiks). Every once in a while I do a more modern quilt, like a bargello. I guess I’ve never considered this question – I am just a happy well adjusted quilter who love fabric and making quilts!

  81. Linda D says:

    I’d say my style, if you will, is more traditional. But I’m willing to branch out.

  82. Martina says:

    I have no special style, but I really love country look, stitchery and applique! I adore all those modern blocks, buttill now I didn’t make one myself.

  83. Angela2 says:

    I have to say I’m a combination I love traditional blocks and modern fabric!! Thanks for the chance!!

  84. Robyn Brown says:

    I am definitely more traditional. While I admire the work of the art quilters it’s just not my style.

  85. Barb J says:

    I definitely consider myself to be a traditional quilter, but I like to put my own personal twist on projects. I rarely use a pattern when putting blocks together to make a quilt. To me, patterns are suggestions!

  86. Regina says:

    Combination – whatever the recipient and the fabric lead me to do…

  87. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    I consider myself a traditional quilter, but I LOVE the confetti block–very fun and cool!
    Karen in Breezy Point

  88. Joanna says:

    I’m a traditional quilter. I love to learn about the history of the blocks that I make or how they came by their sometimes unusual names.

  89. Karen A says:

    I’m mostly a traditional quilter, but I’m getting the urge to try new things. Last fall I did my first wall hanging that was more along the lines of an art quilt. It was fun, fast and I really enjoyed it. May be more in the future??

  90. Gill says:

    I consider myself a traditional quilter who is starting to lean towards modern!

  91. Debbie in WA says:

    A combination quilter here. I like all of it. Enjoying the tour and looking forward to Volume 4.

  92. Marilee says:

    I consider myself a traditional, but I’m very interested in art and modern.

  93. Jo says:

    Thats a tough question. I don’t think I fit into any one slot. Can you be a “I’m flying by the seat of my pants” quilter? I guess I could be about 1/2 way between traditional and modern. Loving the tour, the blocks are all just wonderful!

  94. Traditional to primitive absolutely. i love the old quilts and try to make mine look like them. guess i am a nostalgic kind of girl. shobbs@vcu.edu

  95. Mostly I am a traditional quilter, but I also like soe aplique and stichery. Hugs Jofrid

  96. Sally King says:

    I love to see all the “non” traditional blocks. Makes me want to try them all. My Mother was the Quilter in the family. She left me tons of scraps. I treasure them. Washing (she was a smoker), ironing and cutting shapes. I am prepared to go Modern or Traditional.

  97. Trish Sargent says:

    I enjoy combining all three methods in my work; my real love is applique. I like to take a traditional pattern and add a modern feel with fabric and emblish it with some of the new fibers, beads, and buttons.

  98. Karen Ostensen says:

    I’m a traditional quilter, started by my mother-in-law about 9 years ago. I’ve taught a few of my friends during that time and a started a small group on the internet and even created a few patterns of my own for us to swap and make together. But always willing to step up if something I’ve never done appeals to my eyes.

  99. Debbie Tarangul says:

    I am an”everything” kind of quilter. I just depends on the pattern or the fabric that sparks an idea. Of course this evolved over the years as my love of fabric grew and grew and grew and grew…lol. When I first started in the mid-eighties…it was all pastels and very traditional fabrics….now it is bright colours and bold patterns. Of course I still go back to the traditional country patterns and colours again and again. Darn…my brain can’t seem to make up it’s mind. lol

  100. Diane Durrant says:

    I’m more of a traditional quilter, but I’ll try patterns and techniques that appeal to me when they catch my eye. Beautiful quilt blocks today! The tour has been fun!

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