100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1 Welcome, Giveaways!

Welcome to Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour—the orange issue! We’re glad you’re here! This week you’ll have a chance to visit many of the blogs written by 100 Blocks designers, and you’ll get a taste of what’s inside Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5. We have issues to give away and great prize bundles, too, including the traditional Great Big Bundle on Friday. Learn more about what a blog tour is.

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Inspiration will ooze from this page every day this week, leading up to the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5 on Tuesday, May 8. You’ll have many chances to win a copy, or to win one of many other great prizes!

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A variety of items could be yours in today's giveaways!

And if you don’t happen to win, ask for 100 Blocks Volume 5 at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get it from quiltandsewshop.com.

Today’s industry sponsors are FreeSpirit and Timeless Treasures.

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Both have contributed yummy fabrics to our prize packages! We’re grateful for their partnership.

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Garthwaite by Victoria & Albert Museum for Westminster Fibers


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Assorted Tonga Treats by Timeless Treasures

Now here’s a peek at what’s in store for you in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5.

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Bird in the Boughs by Connie Sue Haidle

Here’s a fun applique block by Connie Sue Haidle called Bird in the Boughs.


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Circle of Friends by Carolyn McCormick

A foundation paper pieced block by Carolyn McCormick called Circle of Friends.


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Daisy Delight by Terri Degenkolb

A block of mixed techniques by Terri Degenkolb called Daisy Delight.


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A pieced block called Loyal Daughter by Jennifer Chiaverini.

A pretty pieced block called Loyal Daughter by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Today we’re highlighting 13 designer blogs below. Visiting their websites will reveal more giveaways plus a great deal of inspiration for your own quilt projects. Don’t forget our giveaway at the end of this post.

Today’s Featured Designers

1. Katie Blakesley: swimbikequilt.com

2. Sonja Callaghan: artisania.wordpress.com

3. Kari Carr: newleafstitches.posterous.com

4. Barbara Cherniwchan: barbcherniwchan.blogspot.com

5. Melissa Corry: happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com

6. Deanne Eisenman: snugglesquilts.com

7. Konda Luckau: moosequilts.blogspot.com

8. Kay Mackenzie: allaboutapplique.net

9. Nancy Mahoney: nancymahoney.com/blog

10. Celine Perkins: perkinsdrygoods.com/blog

11. Deborah Vollbracht: creativefolkquilting.blogspot.com

12. Deborah Johnson: inthedoghousedesigns.wordpress.com

13. Carolyn Beam: QM Creative Editor

• Remember to visit the FreeSpirit blog and Timeless Treasures blog for more chances to win a copy of the issue today.

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By now you’re inspired and motivated and you’re dying to start sewing! Let’s give away copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5, the orange issue, inside three prize bundles filled with quilty goodness.

Leave a comment below by midnight Tuesday, May 1 telling about one of the blogs or websites you visited from the list above and what you enjoyed there. We’ll choose three winners on Wednesday, May 2 and post them here.

Congratulations to random winners Cindy B #124, Lynda Flowers #334 and Jan S #337. Thanks for all your comments!

Thanks for joining us. See you tomorrow!

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Remember to come back on Friday, May 4 for a chance to win the Great Big Bundle of prizes from industry sponsors and Quiltmaker.

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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458 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1 Welcome, Giveaways!

  1. Thanks a lot for the blog post. Really looking forward to reading more.

  2. Karen Wendel says:

    One can certainly waste away a day looking at all of these sites. I had such fun going to Snuggles quilts and happy quilting, and Nancy Mahoney’s site. Will be going back to visit again. Some sites don’t provide a comment area. Snuggles quilts wouldn’t allow me to log on. Thanks for the chance to win

  3. Karen says:

    I want to go on the blog tour also! Looking forward to seeing what’s new every day!

  4. Debra Stone says:

    I love the blocks in this book. I hope to win it and get busy.

  5. Josie Horner says:

    Just in aww! Beautiful blocks waiting to be tried.

  6. Karla says:

    Wow – This was really fun. Loved the Scrunchy Strips Quilt in the Happy Quilter by Melissa Corry. Would be a fun one to make and very forgiving! Also loved the Emerald Isle Block. I am a sucker for anything resembling stars! Love your magazine. It’s always a good day when it arrives.

  7. JudyVA says:

    I look forward to the 100 Blocks issue each time with so many new and exciting blocks to try…thanks for the continued inspiration and motivation.

  8. Debbie Thompson says:

    I’ve been reading your magazine for many years. Now that we can access it on the web it is even more fun. My favorite are the scrappy quilts that i can use up my own scraps with or recycle old clothes and create fun things for others.

  9. Jamey says:

    May I simply just say what a relief to find someone who genuinely understands what
    they’re talking about on the net. You actually realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people have to read this and understand this side of your story. I can’t believe you aren’t more popular given that you most certainly have the gift.

  10. Mimi says:

    Love the variety of blocks!! Great ideas and inspiration for future quilts!

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  12. Sue P says:

    Such wonderful inspiration! I wish I had more time to sew.

  13. Bev H says:

    Great blocks, lots of inspiration for some great future quilts.

  14. Betty Murphy says:

    I have been making quilt tops for about two years now and I am so in love with everything about it. I know that if I did not have to sleep some and still work that I could set at my sewing machine and try all the new quilt patterns 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I could not pick a favorite pattern or a favorite technique because I trully love it all. I also could start my own liabrary with all my quilting books, but everyone that comes out has a pattern that I feel I have to try.

  15. Carolyn Block says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  16. Vivian Oaks says:

    I’d love to win a copy of the magazine. If I’d realized they were so reasonably priced, I’d have copies of all of them now!! As it is, I only have the last one…. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  17. Florence Dupuis says:

    I love to check out new blocks. I wish I could make them all.

  18. LIsa's Chaos says:

    I visited Deanne at Snuggles and I really love her color choices! :)

  19. Claudia says:

    Snuggles Quilts and Moose Quilts. Snuggles would look really great on that turquoise number over at Moose Quilting.

  20. Pat Merten says:

    Visited Moose on the porch, love her morse code quilts , great way to use up
    small scraps of pretty fabrics. Will have to give it a try.

  21. hafza says:

    I’ve visited Swim,Bike,Quilt.com by Katie and love her tutorial corner…especially on how to do the machine binding!! Her tutorial really helps me as a beginner in quilting…

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  23. arlette says:

    I’m just stunned with all the wonderful blocks you’re showing us, in y0ur marvelous magazine, ***sigh***, I have a blast, it’s too much fun, I can’t wait to see all the blocks, I know it means an end, but certainly I can’t help it. One of the blocks I liked the most from el día uno it’s from Kari Carr, it’s so interesting as she used folded fabric :)

  24. Dolly says:

    Thanks for introducing me to Kay McKenzie’s books and patterns. Looking forward to the rest of the blog tour.

  25. Judith says:

    I love the mermaid blog by Angela (cuttopieces.blogspot.ca). I can’t wait to make it.

  26. Nancy in Spokane says:

    I particularly like Carolyn Beam’s Star in a Star block. Simple, fun, bright. Would be perfect for a kid quilt or your favorite guy.

  27. Marcia Herath says:

    I visited the moosequilts blog and enjoyed the morse code quilt and all the suggestions of what the letters in the quilt stand for. Great idea.

  28. Amanda Bailey says:

    I visited All About Applique! It was great to get to know the author and that she was inspired by her cats. I had cats as a little girl and the information she included on them was spot on! I also like that she showed the block with different prints, it gave a better view of possibilities!

  29. Debbie Fick says:

    Enjoyed so many of the blogs, but especially Nancy Mahoney’s

  30. Shirley V says:

    I really enjoyed the tour today. Thanks so much. I particularly enjoyed the tutorials on paper piecing on Artisania’s web page. I enjoyed so many of the web pages, that it is hard to remember all of them.

  31. Natalie in Ashland says:

    Loved the dolls at Sonja Callaghan’s blog!

  32. Jennifer says:

    I visited Melissa Corrys website and just loved her block and color she chose for the boys quilt!

  33. Sharon Cervenka says:

    I liked Barb Cherniwchan’s blog. Her new block with the coneflowers looks interesting.
    Definitely something I would like to make. Plus I liked her fabric choices.

  34. suesinger says:

    I love anything that Nancy Mahoney does. I look forward to seeing her block.

  35. Anita says:

    I really enjoyed visiting Deanne @ snugglesquilts.com. I really love her block with the borders on it. I am a new quilter, just finished my first quilt for my grandson due in June. My grandmother was a quilter an made all of her grandchildren a quilt for their weddings. She is my inspiration an hope to do the same for my grandkids.

  36. Maureen says:

    Thank you so much for the give-away. So much beauty to see in all those sites but I’m drawn to Kay Mackenzie (allaboutapplique). I love applique & can never learn enough!

  37. Carol Sc says:

    I enjoyed visiting all of the sites — it’s difficult to decide on a favorite, but, I guess, when pushed, I choose Katie Blakesley’s. I am looking forward to following this blog hop.

  38. Mary Ferreter says:

    I visited several of the sites, but really liked Deborah Johnson’s site.

  39. lorraine says:

    I visited Nancy Mahoney’s blog. Interesting block that combines applique and piecing.

  40. 4dreamsr says:

    I visited Kay’s All About Applique. Love her cat block & cat stories! Thanks for a chance to win.

  41. Maryln Fleming says:

    I very much enjoyed the website Kay Mackenzie: allaboutapplique.net . The cat in a basket was presented using different fabrics. This is a very nice block.

  42. Anita says:

    I liked Nancy’s Round and Round at http://nancymahoney.com/blog/.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Jackie Roisler says:

    I totally enjoy Sonja Callaghan’s blog Artisania :)

  44. Maria Kievit says:

    Love the idea of taking a picture in black and white to determine value in Katie’s blog.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Martha Kirkcaldy says:

    I enjoyed Melissa’s tutorial on appliqué.. and would love to win 100 Blocks.. thank you

  46. Mary says:

    Lots of interesting and pretty things to see! I enjoyed learning how Nancy Mahoney does her curved applique by machine. I’m not a big fan of doing the ‘A’ word by hand and this looks like a great alternative.

  47. Shirley in Canada says:

    Thank you!!! This is totally exciting!!!

  48. Cindy Masek says:

    I visited them all and saw so many great ideas. But Barb Cherniwchan’s was my favorite! Her large scale blue applique is the inspiration I needed. I decorate in blue and white all over my main floor. For some reason, even though I have quilts everywhere, I never thought of using fabrics in a quilt that resonate with the plates, lamps and dishes I have around. Small applique has intimidated me – but the bigger scale seem more approachable. Thank you! And of course I would love a copy of the book!

  49. Judy says:

    I enjoyed all of the blogs and blocks. Everyone is so talented and I already follow Melissa and Konda. I think my favorite block was the star block by Carolyn Beam.

  50. Joyce Burleson says:

    I really enjoyed these bogs. They were all new to me.

  51. Colleen says:

    Have been to several blogs today. Have learned so much

  52. Nancy Mahoney is a favorite of mine and I enjoyed reading about her applique techniques and tips.

  53. Dorian Stanley says:

    After vistiting several blogs, and then some…I think that my favorite one was Nancy Mahoney, she had a great technique for applique curves and helpful instructions. I especially appreciated the information on thread, needle, foot and stitch width.

  54. Blondie says:

    I visited each of the sites, leaving comments on most of them. I enjoyed the tip on the glad seal and press that Sonja Callaghan of Artisania wrote of. Very clever. I have looked forward to this week for quite a while.

  55. Judy Forkner says:

    I visited Swimbikequilt today because I like to swim, bike & quilt! I also enjoy hiking–did that today. The I visited artisania. They’re both great!

  56. Bev says:

    I really liked Nancy Mahoney’s applique technique. Can’t wait to try it!

  57. kaholly says:

    I visited Katie Blakesley: swimbikequilt.com. I really appreciated her tip on checking the values in a block by taking a black and white photo! I learn something new almost every time I visit her blog.

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