100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4

QMMS 120022 COVER shadow 2001 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4It’s already Day 4 of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Time flies when you’re having fun! Be sure to check your email in case you’re a winner. We’d love to send you a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5—the orange issue. Leave a comment below for a chance to win.

Today’s industry sponsors are Troy Riverwoods Collection and Northcott Studio.


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Bollywood Bliss from Northcott Fabrics

Both sponsors have generously provided prizes for our bundles. You’ll love what they sent! Northcott will have a giveaway on their site so please visit. We appreciate the partnership of Troy Riverwoods Collection and Northcott Studio.

Here’s a peek at a few more blocks.

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Split Chain by Cindy Erickson

I can imagine that Split Chain by Cindy Erickson does amazing things when it’s repeated and/or rotated.

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Star-Crossed by Theresa Eisinger

Star-Crossed is by Theresa Eisinger, who was on the QM staff for a few decades. She designed many, many QM quilts in that time, and now has a new career in nursing. We miss her.

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Linked In by Marian Mapes

Linked In is another block that creates interesting secondary designs when it’s repeated. Aren’t Marian’s fabrics soothing?

Today’s blog list follows. Each one has more chances to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 5 or other great prizes!

Today’s Featured Designers

1. Judy Laquidara: patchworktimes.com

2. Jennifer Chiaverini: elmcreek.net

3. Peg Spradlin: handicraftsbypeg.com

4. Julie Herman: jaybirdquilts.com

5. Amanda Murphy: amandamurphydesign.blogspot.com

6. Jennifer Ofenstein: sewhooked.com

7. Denise Russart: justquiltin.wordpress.com

8. Helen Stubbings: hugsnkisses.typepad.com

9. Pam Vieira-McGinnis: pamkittymorning.blogspot.com

10. Monique Dillard: opengatequilts.blogspot.com

11. Lee Heinrich: freshlypieced.blogspot.com

12. Mary Andra Holmes: sistersquiltingtrunk.blogspot.com

13. Paula Stoddard: QM Associate Editor

• Remember to visit the Northcott blog for more chances to win a copy of the issue today.

To be entered in today’s giveaway, leave a comment below by midnight Saturday, May 5 and answer two questions:

1. When you shop for this issue, what color will you look for?
2. What did you enjoy on today’s blog list?

We’ll choose randomly and announce winners next week.

We’re excited to announce winners for the Day 4 Giveaway. Random comments from #149 Carol Patterson, #249 Joyce Baki and #17 Janet are the recipients of a great prize package today. Thank you to everyone who chimed in with comments.

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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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348 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4

  1. Karen E says:

    Orange is the color. I just love jumping to all these new to me blogs.

  2. maggie avrit says:

    I will look for the Orange book and I really LOVE Star-Crossed by Theresa Eisinger. I’d make it in Peaches and Aquas!!

  3. Rolynwest says:

    I will look for ORANGE! I love orange!
    And I also love those cute little baby finches on Mary Andra Holmes blog!

  4. Beth MacDonald says:

    Orange would be the color on my radar when I was searching the shelves for this year’s volume of 100 quilt blocks . What I liked from this list of blogs was Denise Russart Block pinwheel posy and her 2″ square tip . I can see me making this one soon .

  5. Jill says:

    1. When you shop for this issue, what color will you look for? Orange of course!
    2. What did you enjoy on today’s blog list? Judy L’s block is amazing! The split chain block is very nice also.

  6. Marcia Herath says:

    I’ll be looking for teal. On blog no2 I enjoyed seeing the same block in different colors and tilted or twisted.

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  8. Gidget says:

    The color I will be looking for is Orange
    I have always like Freshly Pieced and her block Cathedral

  9. Rene Gutyan says:

    I would look for purple colored fabric. Love the patterns!

  10. I’m looking for orange! My favorite block today was Cathedral Square. It’s captivating!

  11. Kate says:

    I will be looking for ORANGE! Today I enjoyed looking at the different effects that the setting of the blocks can achieve. So many different looks from just one block! Inspiring.

  12. Tamie Powell says:

    ORANGE!!! And I love the variety, many things and ideas to take in.

  13. Sharon Judkins says:

    I will be looking for the Orange of course! And my favorite blog site today was Judy Laquidara. But I have loved her for a long time and love everything she does.

  14. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    1. I would look for the color Orange
    2. I really like it when they show several ways the block would look in different layouts.

    Thanks and I’m having a lot of fun.

  15. Lee says:

    Of course Orange is the color for this year! I really loved Freshly Pieced and her Cathedral block! That one is for sure on my to do list! thanks again!

  16. Lynn says:

    I will look for ORANGE! I loved seeing more block samples and I always like Julie Herman’s blog.

  17. A.J. Dub says:

    I will look for Orange of course!
    I liked the block at Freshly Pieced. Lee is a talented gal.

  18. Pamela Oliver says:

    Orange of course. I have the 4 other issues.
    My favorite is Judy Laquidara’s One Way Home. Of course, I’m sure that all the blocks are wonderful.

  19. Billie K says:

    I will look for ORANGE! and I like the Sonoma Rose block.

  20. Karrie Smith says:

    1. Orange!
    2. I loved looking at all the blocks that won. I also love finding new blogs. THanks SO much for the chance to win. THis is SO fun :)

  21. Cathy Koester says:

    I’d look for orange! The whole list was neat to see blogs I didn’t even know were there.

  22. Agnes Wong says:

    I would definitely be looking for orange. It was fun to discover Amanda Murphy design’s blog! Love the veranda block!

  23. Anita says:

    Orange, orange, orange… gotta have it!

  24. Sherry Moran says:

    I’ll look for orange, and I seem to like anything Judy L. Does!

  25. Mo says:

    I’ll be looking for orange, and what I liked today was all the eye candy. :)

  26. Kris S says:

    I’m looking for orange.

    I love all the variety in the blocks. Plus it was fun to visit blogs I had never seen before.

  27. Hazel Dickinson says:

    Orange can bring a real sparkle to a quilt. Especially if paired with a little Purple, its opposite on the color wheel

  28. VickiT says:

    Oh gosh, there are so many great blocks today and so far this week that I’m not sure picking just one color would be enough. I’ve loved so many of the different colors. The one that really stands out to me though is the lighter green and pink from he block on Sisters Quilting Trunk blog. Their block used Sweetwater fabrics and I might want to get some of those colors as they work so well together.

    I realy loved Monique Dillards’ blog today. She had just SO much to say on her blog and I can’t wait to see more about her new ruler. It surely appears to be one anyone would love using.

  29. tammy k. says:

    looking for ORANGE!

    i love reading judy laquidaria’s blog, patchwork times, and expecially enjoyed her post today featuring her entry.

  30. Gretchen says:

    Orange of Course

    HOw can I choose just one item – I enjoyed it ALL!

  31. Jennifer P says:

    I’m positively looking for the ORANGE issue. The thing I am most enjoyed for all of these blogs is the variety of styles and fabric choices of the blocks. Some intricate piecing, some not so intricate, or some gorgeous applique you can find whatever your quilting hands desire in this issue as highlighted by the blogs. Thanks for bringing them all together for us.

  32. Teresa Stees says:

    Many shades of Blue and Brown’s

  33. Kristen says:

    Orange, of course! Although I have to say that I did not notice a color scheme with the previous issues (I have 2 through 4).

    My favorite today was Cathedral Square, by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced. Looks so complex but is probably very easy to chain piece for a quick (and scrappy) top!

  34. Carin says:

    I would look for teal and aqua fabric. there were many blocks I wanted to make.

  35. Anne Watcher says:

    1. I always am drawn to plum colours.
    2. Loved the Split Chain block.

  36. Kay Mc says:

    I will look for orange & I really liked visiting the different blogs.

  37. Leila says:

    Orange! It is the color of the year!

    I loved the quilt Lee of Freshly Pieced made with her block.

  38. Julie in WA says:

    Orange, of course! (Now I want to pull out my other issue and see what color each of those are!) I liked having Judy Laquidara included in this issue. She does a great job of designing whole quilts and the one with her block is terrific!

  39. Leslie says:

    I’ll be looking for ORANGE.

    Today there were a number of blocks and layouts I like.

  40. Allison Nomura says:

    Orange!!!!!! What a fun cheery color!
    I loved the linked in block, looks like a fun and easy pattern, with lots of color options. Orange perhaps?

  41. susan schumacher says:

    The colour I would look for is Orange . Great variety of quilt blocks I am sure to try !!

  42. Carina says:

    I enjoyed sewhooked.com as I just getting into paper piecing

  43. Deanna says:

    Starcrossed looks like a great block! Good for a “manly” quilt or one with an Occidental flair–sort of a mosaic feeling.

  44. Cathy B says:

    Orange please! :) thanks for the chance to win! blaukat@hickorytech.net

  45. Celeste says:

    I will be looking for the color orange.
    On today’s blog list I enjoyed Hugsnkisses site with her entry in the 100 blocks magazine.

  46. PhyLLis says:

    When I shop for Volume 5, I’ll know it by the orange color! I enjoyed seeing the wide variety of blocks and styles on today’s hop – contemporary, traditional, applique, pieced, paper piecing – something to challenge everyone *Ü*

  47. Brenda says:

    I will be looking for an ORANGE issue. I also love reading all the blogs on tour!

  48. Pat Bond says:

    When I shop for this issue, I will look for ORANGE. I love the bright colors, especially in Amanda Murphy’s Veranda block. It’s unique and looks great on the quilt.

  49. Sara says:

    Orange! I love the links to all the designers. So many gorgeous blocks.

  50. Jen says:

    Orange. Just like the previous days, my favorite thing about the blogs involved is how diverse the patterns and techniques are! You’ve got modern, traditional, applique, wonky, paper-pieced. You really have it all. Every day. Love it!

  51. Mary says:

    It’s the color of the year – orange!! I enjoyed seeing all the new blocks and how some designers showed so many neat ways to use color in them or arrange them. It’s amazing how one block can look so different.

  52. Carol Patterson says:

    I will be looking for the color orange. I really enjoyed the sewhooked blog with all the paper piecing patterns. I will tell my friends about that blog.

  53. Glenna Reynolds says:

    I will look for orange. Sistersquiltingtrunk has a great giveaway and I love their block.

  54. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    When shopping for QM 100 blocks, I would look for the Orange issue.
    I really enjoyed Marian Mapes’ “Linked In” block. I like the graphic look and love the colors… I also appreciated the tip about an additional giveaway link on Northcott fabrics’ website. Thank you for sharing these interesting blocks and giving me an opportunity to “score” some awsome fabric!

  55. DianeY says:

    This looks like it might be one of the best issues yet!

  56. Carla G says:

    I’d be looking for orange! I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful blocks. And it is awesome when the designer showed different variations of the block on a quilt! I really liked Cathedral Square at Freshly Pieced. Very cool block! :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  57. suzk says:

    While I normally wouldn’t be looking for orange, for this I certainly would! I love that there is an opportunity to discover new designers and to visit with designers you love, like Pam and Paula.

  58. Mary says:

    I love so many of the blocks will be looking for orange!

  59. Amanda says:

    I’d look for orange :)
    I like seeing new blocks…

  60. Judy Snider says:

    1. The color is my favorite – orange

    2. Thanks for the link to Northcott. I enjoyed seeing the different combo’s of the blocks

  61. Carrie P. says:

    If I don’t win an issue I will shop for orange.
    I love seeing all the different versions of the blocks done up.

  62. Joanna says:

    I will look for Orange on the top. I liked so many of the blocks. It’s always hard to choose just one, so maybe I’m a sampler quilt maker by nature. There were a couple of paper pieced blocks that I liked, especially 100 % Chance of Rain, but I have not done paper piecing.

  63. DebrafromMD says:

    Orange is the color to look for. I was excited to read about Monique Dillard’s new ruler that will be premiering at market. I love her rulers.

  64. Jeni says:

    Orange of course. ;) Today had such a variety of blogs and ideas. Nice job.

  65. Roxanne in AK says:

    I love the color teal. And Justquiltin with Denise Russart’s designs would be perfect to highlight that color.

  66. Maryellen says:

    Orange!! Judy pointed that out, as well! I loved reading Judy L’s blog, as well as Jennifer Chiaverini’s use of her fabrics in her block. I loved that quite a few of today’s bloggers used alternate colors and showed layouts. That really helps me see the design possibilities.

  67. sandy says:

    Oh boy, do I love the color Orange!!!!

    What I like about the list is that there are blogs on there that I did know about that I will add to my list of blogs to follow. Less than a year ago I lived in the dark ages and didn’t know what a blog was. I had heard of them but little did I know that blogs and Pinterest would be my new best friends. I have learned so very much from each an every blog I visit, new techniques, etc and met so many new friends. Needless to say, at first when I did hear of blogging, I thought it was for younger people crabbing about things but now I know it is for me to have a great time and learn!!!

    Thank you!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  68. Karen Evans says:

    Another great set of blocks. I’m so enjoying visiting all these new to me blogs.

  69. Patricia A Tate says:

    The color orange issue and liked Marian Maples we can do so much with HST, fun.

  70. Nancy Angerer says:

    I will look for orange! I have really enjoyed being introduced to new blogs of such creative people.

  71. Carol Sc says:

    Gee — do you think I might look for ORANGE?! With so many blogs to read, it is really hard to choose a favorite, but, since I read Judy L.’s every day, I would choose her — and I really like the block she designed.

  72. Patricia A Tate says:

    The color purple as May is Cystic Fibrosis awareness month and purple is their bracelet color. Thank you.

  73. Marcia says:

    The color for this issue is orange. Each day has had a interesting variety of block with varying techniques. Good to see them all even though I would only try to make some.

  74. Orange is the color to look for to find this copy.

    I enjoy looking at the different sites and all the new blocks and visualizing them in different colors.

  75. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto says:

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  76. Leanne says:

    If I don’t win my copy, I’ll be looking for the orange cover. As for what I enjoyed in the blog tour today…pretty much everything. It’s so much fun to see new blocks and dream about what I could do with them.

  77. Christa says:

    Orange is the color and I love all the blogs and their inspiration!!

  78. Stephanie Matz says:

    ORANGE! And I enjoyed many of the blocks and blogs today, but saved the best for last. Your wool applique bunny!

  79. Sandra McIntyre says:

    I love the split chain block and especially the colors used in it.

  80. Melanie says:

    Orange, of course! I love Judy Laquidara’s blog.

  81. Debbie says:

    I will look for Orange… I loved them all…. can’t wait to see the magazine and add it to my others….

  82. KrisL says:

    I’ll look for Orange ! Enjoying the Blog tour, and I really like Marian’s Linked In block ! Thanks for the chance to win.

  83. Patricia says:

    Why, orange, of course! I just love being teased with all of the wonderful block patterns that are available in Volume 5 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!!! Thanks “sew much” for this chance to win a copy of my very own!!

  84. Cathy B says:

    ORANGE! I learned a new idea for makign quilt labels that I will try. I am enjoying the blog tour! blaukat@hickorytech.net

  85. Sharon says:

    I’ll be looking for greens!

    Hugs From Helen ( hugsnkisses) has been a joy to check out.

  86. Gina says:

    Orange is the color to look for!! I love Amanda Murphy’s Veranda block! I like the added touch and texture of the yo-yos!

  87. Rosie Davis says:

    I love orange and red but I would pick orange! Can’t wait to buy my book!
    Thank you!

  88. kathy h says:

    I will be looking for orange. ANd I love the Some bunny block.

  89. carol l says:

    1. orange

    2. The new blog sites and blocks.
    Carol L

  90. Our favorite color is Orange!!!!! I knew more of the designers today than yesterday. Visiting their blogs was like visiting with an old friend. Thanks for a wonderful blog hop!!!!

  91. Angie C says:

    Orange of course :) I had not visited a lot of these blogs before, lots of great inspiration!!

  92. I will be looking for orange!
    I also loved Jennifer Chiaverini’s block. Interestingly I am listening to the Elm Creek Quilt series on CD while I quilt and I made a block very similar for an exchange and in almost the same pink and green as the first shown on her website!

  93. Dana says:

    I’m looking for orange, I really appreciate the color coding, makes it easy. Today I liked Elm Creek Quilts, I really enjoy when the blocks are shown in different layouts for quilts and she had a bunch, one of which I totally fell in love with. Thanks.

  94. Rhoda Forbess says:

    I will be looking for the orange cover, the blocks are so beautiful.

  95. Jill says:

    I would look for the color orange. I loved the sunbonnet sue with umbrella.

  96. Barbara Laxson says:

    1. Orange!!
    2. Loved Jennifer Chiaverini’s block shown in different colorways. Lots of inspiration on all the blogs though!

  97. Shirley Scott says:

    Orange is the color I’d look for

    Love to see the new ideas in quilt blocks and the many talented designers

    Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win this special prize

  98. Jennifer says:

    Looking for the ORANGE issue! I liked Paula’s blog today – love her sense of humor and lightheartedness.

  99. Kristin M says:

    The orange issue. I like Lee’s at Freshly pieced block it would be great for the scrap basket

  100. Sandy Dagg says:

    1. When I shop for my issue I will shop orange.
    2. I loved the Star Crossed Block by Theresa Eisinge and I have gone back and looked several times her choice of fabrices is right on.

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