100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2 Giveaways

Welcome to Day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. We’re off to a great start. In case you missed it, yesterday’s Day 1 post giveaway is still active.

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We have several issues to give away today and other quilty prizes, too. Leave a comment as instructed below for your chance to win!


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Today’s featured sponsors are Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Handi Quilter.

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Assorted fabrics from Robert Kaufman

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David Taylor Machine Quilting for Beginners from Handi Quilter

Both have generously contributed prizes for our giveaways, and will have issues to give away when you visit their blogs. Please have a look!

Many 100 Blocks designers have also contributed prizes. Some given each day, some given in Friday’s Great Big Bundle! Be sure to come back on Friday for your chance to win it.

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Virginia Crossroads by Laura Blanchard

Now, how about peeking at a few blocks from Volume 5 just for fun? Above is Virginia Crossroads by Laura Blanchard. Below is Butterfly Dance by Beth Ferrier.

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Butterfly Dance by Beth Ferrier

As a reminder, Volume 5 is not officially on newsstands until May 8. You may see it before that in places, but most likely May 8 will be the magic date.

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A Riot of Bloom by Lynda Howell

And this is A Riot of Bloom by Lynda Howell. I made it a little larger so you could see how Lynda uses the specialty stitches on her machine. (She’ll teach these techniques for QM in Williamsburg in August.)

Enjoy visiting today’s featured designers, and remember to follow instructions on their blogs for a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5. Remember our giveaway at the end of this post.

Today’s Featured Designers

1. Pam Buda: heartspunquilts.blogspot.com

2. Evonne Cook: evonne-clotheslinequilts.blogspot.com

3. Elizabeth Dackson: dontcallmebetsy.blogspot.com

4. Heidi Foltz: handmadebyheidi.com

5. Cynthia Foster: sewmanyroads.blogspot.com

6. Sandi Irish: irishchain.blogspot.com

7. Kimberly Jolly: fatquartershop.blogspot.com

8. Judi Madsen: greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com

9. Sue Marsh: wpcreek.blogspot.com

10. Susan Marth: suznquilts.wordpress.com

11. Angela Pingel: cuttopieces.blogspot.com

12. Eileen Fowler: QM Associate Editor

• Remember to visit the Robert Kaufman blog and Handi Quilter blog for more chances to win a copy of the issue today.

Now it’s giveaway time. For your chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5 or other great prizes such as fabric, books and patterns, leave a comment here by midnight Thursday, May 3. Estimate how much time you’ve spent sewing (or thinking about sewing) in the past month—any wild stab will do! We’ll choose winners on Friday and announce them as soon as possible.

Congratulations to #161 Beth Sanders, #159 Mary Alsop and #58 kathylutz whose comments were randomly chosen to win an issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5 and other quilting goodies. Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

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Click here for a two-for-one subscription offer. Bonus chance to win an issue of 100 Blocks Vol. 5 when you take advantage of one of these subscription/renewal offers.

Visit our fun “Quilty Freebies” and “The Actual Quilting” boards on Pinterest for loads of inspiration!

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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357 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2 Giveaways

  1. I do consider all of the ideas you’ve offered in your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are very quick for starters. May just you please prolong them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

  2. Laraine says:

    Having a great time checking out all the new blocks.

  3. Nancy says:

    I’ve spent about 10 hours this past month – a lot less than I’d like! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  4. Donna says:

    I spend much more time thinking about quilting, sewing, and appliqueing then I actually do spend in enjoying these things!

  5. Jane Martyn says:

    This week I have been able to sew 3 evenings in a row! About 9 hours. Last week was zero so i’m ahead! Working on finishing two quilt tops and started a new project with my best friend.

  6. Judy says:

    Thank you for a chance to win the magazine. I probably spent about 30 hours sewing last month.

  7. Kristin M says:

    I would guess about 60 hours, but most of that has been reading about quilting on blogs and such. I can do that much easier as I watch the kids.

  8. Kristen says:

    I started tracking my sewing time this year and spent 16 days in April doing some sewing in my studio. However, after April 19, I got busy and haven’t found time to get back in there yet – so it’s only been thinking about it. I’m hoping to return this Sunday night after the weekend is over!

    Thanks for the chances to win!

  9. Dawn says:

    I think about sewing every day.I cannot wait for my day off and getting to do fun stuff for at least part of the day.

  10. kristy says:

    Wow..I didn’t realize how much time until i thought about it. It’s got to be close to 80 hours.

  11. Nancy w says:

    All I can say is WOW! Such talent and inspiration. As a newbie this is amazing (and sure for advanced ones too!). I get averaging the week only about 2 hours a day. I wish it were more!

  12. Kati R. says:

    I’ve spent about 30 hours sewing last month, not bad, but could be a lot better. Thinking about it every day when I can’t get to it! :)

  13. Janet says:

    Saturday’s my “sew day”, so in a month I probably spend 20-25 hours sewing. Thinking about sewing? That’d easily double that. Easily.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Judy Crowell says:

    I sew or quilt on the long-arm 8-12 hrs/day, at least 6 days a week!

  15. Jenny Day says:

    If reading blogs counts, I’ve spent well over 40 hours last month thinking about quilting; actual sewing, only about 4 hours or so, on my hexies.

  16. Narelle says:

    Interesting question :) I estimate that I’m into the 59th hour of this month so far and atleast half of that I would have been thinking about sewing with another 6 hours of actual sewing :)

  17. Kathy Raabe says:

    I have probably sewed about 12 hours in the past month. I try to sew every day, even if only for an hour. Somedays, don’t make it at all. Thank you.

  18. Amy L says:

    I know I have sewn a minimum of 10 hours last month because I make it a priority to sew at least 20 minutes a day. It’s usually more than than, especially since our Guild’s show is coming up, so I’m thinking more like 50 hours.

  19. Carla G says:

    I didn’t sew as much in April (it’s tax month…) but I’ll guess about 30 hours plus probably another couple hours just thinking about it. :)

  20. JoAn GODFREY says:

    THINKING about quilting is the clincher…… i would say sewing or thinking about 4 hours a day……….so 60+ hours at LEAST!!! WAIT we had a retreat last month….up that to 90+……………lol

  21. Jan says:

    During the work week, I spent 3+ hours an evening, and in the month of April, I spent 16-20 hours a weekend! Close to 100 hours, give or take a few. I was arm pit deep in 2 projects and got them both done in April! Yay Me!

  22. Carin says:

    Around 35 hours I guess.

  23. Roxanne in AK says:

    I constantly review patterns and fabrics – that I own, online and during my shopping trips – so I probably spent at least 180 hours sewing, planning and shopping on current and future projects.

  24. PhyLLis says:

    Hours spent actually sewing in the past month probably add up to about 35 – hours spent thinking about sewing is an entirely different thing…how many hours are there in a month less 8 hours per day sleeping (unless we’re allowed to include dreaming, too!)?

  25. Debby K says:

    Not as much as I would like! I probably spent about 30 hours sewing and about 30 hours thinking and planning my next project!

  26. Kathy Griffin says:

    Quilting is my passion and I wish I had more time to do it. I use any time that I’m out driving planning on what I want to make next.

  27. Earlene Nelson says:

    Not as much time as I would like- but probably around 45 hours. Thank you.

  28. maria says:

    probably 60 hours thinking and looking at other peoples designs, not much sewing last month had too much work to do.. but I did take a day out to visit stitching show in london, and saw all the quilts 4 london, which will be presented to the olympic participating countries !

  29. Florence Dupuis says:

    I spend 2 or 3 hours 2 or 3 days a week sewing, mostly quilts.

  30. Terri G says:

    I haven’t gotten any sewing done in the past month because my husband has been putting a new tongue & groove ceiling in my sewing room, and I have been painting and rearranging it. But I THINK about it constantly, because I have a wedding quilt to make for my daughter and future son-in-law!

  31. Jaime Tegrotenhuis says:

    I haven’t sewn this past month, but have been thinking about several projects that need to be worked on. Including 4 baby blankets.

  32. annmarie says:

    I sew 2-3 hours most evenings so that would be about 60-70 hours in the past month. Loving the blog tour. Great giveaway -thanks for the chance.

  33. Rita Franke says:

    As usual, more time spent thinking than doing but both take time. And then there’s the reading about and looking at patterns and shopping for fabric, etc., etc., etc., so I’d have to guesstimate lots of hours. Maybe 75-100 hours, total.

  34. Bente says:

    I think I spend about 2 houers each day, a great month ☺
    zhanks for the chance to win!

  35. Gill says:

    I’m going to guess around 100 hours!

  36. trillium says:

    I spent probably about 100 hours in sewing & thinking about sewing. I made two queen-sized duvet covers (with buttonholes), a smaller throw-sized duvet cover (also with buttonholes), sewed two quilted tote bags, and am in the process of finishing five more spring-themed (quilted) tote bags. Plus, I spent hours trolling the web for fabric sales, looking at charm packs, and wondering where my backordered peacock fabric is???

  37. Mary Hayden says:

    Lots of time thinking and sewing over the past few weeks. My love and passion for quilting has been re-energized after my first quilting retreat in Virginia Beach, VA last month.

  38. Sandy G. says:

    oh that is so not fair – April was terrible for me…..approx 50 hours

  39. Bonnie says:

    Lots of time thinking while I read those blogs and quite a bit of time handquilting as I try to finish my grand-daughter’s quilt.

  40. liljabs says:

    “Estimate how much time you’ve spent sewing (or thinking about sewing) in the past month—any wild stab will do!”

    hmm at least 4 – 6 hours each day I would think, that would make at least 120 hours a month.

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  42. LIsa's Chaos says:

    The thinking about it is probably 10 times more than I’ve actually gotten to sew. My husband works very weird hours and I sew when he’s at work, usually I can get in about 10 hours a week – so only about 40 hours in the last month I would guess. :( Damn the dishes, push that pedal, lol.

  43. Shirley Clark says:

    I had rotator cuff surgery in December, followed by 3 months of physical therapy. My objective was to get back to quilting. I was able to piece blocks by mid February. By the time I was able to complete a quilt, I had four tops pieced and ready. I have been completing the tops since early April. I spent about four hours a day in actual working on my quilts, but twenty hours a day on thinking about them. Yes, I dream about them too. LOL!!!

  44. Sydney Forsythe says:

    I have spent only about 10 hours sewing, but I have probably spent 100+ hours THINKING about sewing!!!!

  45. Connie says:

    I probably spend about 50 hours a month sewing, but much longer thinking and looking at projects I want to do.

  46. Debbie M says:

    Actual sewing was only a few hours this month. It seems I’ve been doing more embroidery and knitting lately.

  47. Jean MN says:

    In hours, I’d have to say about 150…I’ve been stalking quilting/fabric/sewing blogs for inspiration and losing myself on Pinterest pinning everything sewing/quilting. Actual machine-time… about 75 hours over the month… Sew every Friday for at least 3 hours or so… Open Studio, time in my sewing space… Yea, it’s at least 75 hours on a machine…

  48. Debbie says:

    I try to sew every day for at least an hour. It’s my relaxing time!

  49. Vicky says:

    Timeless treasures rock the world

  50. Sue Laughton says:

    Since my guild’s quilt show is this coming weekend, and I’m the co-chair, I’ve been thinking about sewing/quilting/quilts pretty much 24/7 this past month!!!

  51. Karla Whittington says:

    I just love these patterns and can’t wait to give them a try.

  52. Ellen Wiest says:

    Have not been quilting for a few months. Have a growth in my right wrist and cant do much of anything. will have it repaired the 22nd of this month. Then hope I can start doing all the things I wish to do. I love quiltmaker magazine and all the others. Good Luck to all but I really hope I am the lucky one.

  53. Rachell R says:

    Oh gosh, I guess I spend 1-2 hours during the day working on blocks or sewing something. Most nights, after I put the kiddoes to bed, 2-3 hours. And lots and lots of thinking, drawing in Quilt-Pro, browsing my Quiltmaker and Quilter’s Newsletter and Keepsake Quilting catalog and other things. So I estimate at least 80 hours a month.
    I’ve already had so much fun in the blog tour; thanks for sew many opportunites to win so many neat prizes!

  54. Pamela Reim says:

    Every day my thoughts always seem to drift towards quilting..a design on a door, a photo that has possibilities, graphics on a menu…then ther’s the projects underway and thoughts about when I will find time to finish them! such a tough way to live.

  55. Autumn P. says:

    Maybe 8 or 9 hours of actual sewing, lots more thinking and planning.

  56. Lucy Thompson says:

    Every spare minute has been going into a southwest quilt I am making for a Christmas present; it is applique and I am doing most of it hand turned. Am new to quilting and find I love the challenge! I enjoy reading the blogs and quilt board posts; such a huge community of quilters. The 100 Blocks are new to me so am truly enjoying them. Thank you.

  57. arlette says:

    Since I’m taking quilting classes and I’m in love with it, I can’t say how many hours I have been sering, I sew all days, I sew alot, I have to make new quilts along getting ready the extra classes I get from there

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