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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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. Judith says:

    I’m feeling particularly springy this year, so probably pink and green–definitely not my usual colours. The block I liked the best (of a lot of truly beautiful blocks) is the Cathedral Square by Lee Heinrich.

  2. Doris Rice says:

    I’m shopping for Orange – like UT Longhorn orange! And loved all the blogs today but Judy Laquidara is my favorite.

  3. candace says:

    If I shop for this issue (I’m hoping to win one ;) I will be looking for orange
    I most enjoyed Judy Laquidara’s block.

  4. Martha Varino says:

    I will be looking for the orange…I love all of the blocks so far..

  5. Cheryl Hank says:

    All of the blocks and fabrics are beautiful would love to be a luck recipient of any of theses fabrics :)

  6. Rose says:

    Orange is the color. I like the entire tour.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Cherie says:

    Orange. I think this is the best issue yet! Lee’s from freshly pieced is one of my favorites.

  8. arlette says:

    I have a predilection in O-R-A-N-G-E!!!, that’s naranja in spanish!!!!, yay!!!!
    Today, I loved this block http://sewhooked.com/, although I don’t dislike any, I’m having a blast, thank you for all the fun :)

  9. Anda says:

    I will buy aqua fabric and I love all the new blogs to follow! awolk at rogers dot com

  10. Melissa Slofkosky says:

    The color is orange. I really like the Star Crossed block.

  11. Sharon says:

    Of course I will be looking for orange. I enjoyed Jennifer Chiaverini’s blog. Thanks!

  12. Wilma Searcy says:

    Orange, of course1
    I really like Split Chain by Cindy Erikson. It would be fun to experiment with different settings.

  13. Cindi C says:

    I’m going to look for orange.
    I especially enjoyed Amanda Murphy’s blog. All the pretty block.

  14. Kaye M. says:

    When I shop for the magazine I will look for the color orange! I thought that Denise Russart’s block was very creative and I appreciate her explanation of how she pieced it.

  15. Sharon Cernik says:

    Orange for the magazine, Star Crossed is a lovely, beautiful block, and I want to make something with that pattern, for sure! :)

  16. Lara says:

    Orange is not my favorite color, but this time I will make a concession. I like hanging out at Lee’s blog. her cathedral quilt was very pretty and quite do able. I can see it being very scrappy.

  17. Cecilia says:

    I will shop for the orange copy. I have really enjoyed visiting all of the blogs. Today I liked seeing the different layouts for quilts and different fabric choices the designers showed. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. E. Engman says:

    1. I’d look for ORANGE!
    2. I love Amanda Murphy’s block with the yo-yos and Jennifer Ofenstein’s Umbrella Girl, but I really appreciated Demise Russart’s little tutorial on using “flip-n-stitch” for her sweet block.

  19. Sandi S says:

    Orange and I enjoyed looking at all the blocks and the different color combos. Looking forward to this issue as I have all the others. Thanks for a chance to win.

  20. LJ says:

    ORANGE, of course. Split Chain was wonderful. Didn’t you just love her choice of fabrics?

  21. wanda says:

    Went to store today, saw orange but it was another quilting magazine. My heart swank. Love the blocks and meeting some of their blogs.. Thanks for the chance to win, plus getting to see some of the blocks early.

  22. Anne C. says:

    I will search for the orange border! My favorite stop was Amanda Murphy’s blog. “All buttoned up is as charming as can be!

  23. Sheryl W. says:

    I loved all of the color options on Jennifer Chiaverini’s blog.

  24. trillium says:

    I’ll look for ORANGE.

    I enjoyed jaybird Quilts “Wonky” block.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

  25. Diantha Howard says:

    This is the ORANGE issue – so that is the color I’d look for. I enjoyed visiting the various blogs and seeing different quilt looks made from the same block.

  26. Mary Morris says:

    I enjoyed the way that one block arranged differently can create a totally different looking quilt!

  27. Sheena B says:

    I’ll be looking for orange! And I enjoyed checking out a couple of new blogs to me!

  28. Regina says:

    Will look for orange (my favorite color) and I love love love Cathedral Square

  29. Sallie says:

    Orange! I love Jennifer Chiaverini’s Sonoma Rose block! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Jill says:

    I will be shopping for green. This is my first stop today so it is my favorite so far.

  31. orange! so many of my favorite blogs/designers grouped together today!~ I am so inspired!! Thank you!

  32. annmarie says:

    When I shop for this issue, I’ll look for Orange!
    Today, I visited 6 blogs that I had never visited before – I really enjoy discovering new blogs.
    Thanks for the chance

  33. Annie says:

    I will look for ORANGE. And I enjoyed Jennifer Chiaverini’s blog.

  34. Marsha says:

    Orange would be the color and I hope I win one so I don’t have to go shopping—it takes time away from quilting. LOL

    I loved every block; Veranda and Loyal Sister were two I especially liked.

    Thank you for the generosity of Quiltmaker!

  35. Janet S. says:

    Love that “Linked In” block

  36. SewLindaAnn says:

    The Orange of Vol. NO. 5! today I’m fascinated with Denise Russart of Justquiltin. Her block was so interesting. I loved the settings she showed when using it differently, it was just fascinating. I’ve added 3 more to my blogroll and I’m inching towards too many! I’ve already had a couple of others from today on there. I really want to know when Eileen Fowler names her quilt! (I don’t need a magazine, I’m a lucky winner of one but wanted to comment and put my name in the hat for other prizes)

  37. Victoria M. says:

    1. Look for the color orange
    2. My favorite thing about today’s tour was discovering some new-to-me blogs.

  38. Lisa says:

    The color orange.
    I really liked Jennifer Chiaverini’s “Loyal Daughter block”. I really want to start reading her books. I just recentely learned about them in our Maine Shop Hop in April. (llittlefield68@gmail.com)

  39. ellen says:

    Definitely the Orange!

  40. lindawwww says:

    I’ll look for orange when I shop for this issue. I love everything on the blog tour today!

  41. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Orange is the color I would look for! It is “the” color for this season and I have very little in my stash!

    I love finding Jennifer Chiaverini’s blog. I have never been to it before and could spend hours reading past posts!


  42. Lauri logsdon says:

    ORANGE!! I love tHe modern block designs and the beautiful fabris show cased in all the blocks!

  43. nancy sperry says:

    I love the color ORANGE and your wonderful blog tour! haven’t found anything I don’t like yet!

  44. gilda wonson says:

    1. Orange
    2. Can’t choose one blog…just enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful fabrics and the great squares. My fav was Jenniffer Chiaverrini’s block, but couldn’t post on her blog for some reason…still loved the square though.

  45. Anita says:

    1 – I will look for orange.
    2 – I liked Lee’s block on Freshly Pieced – Cathedral Square the best.

  46. Maureen says:

    I will look for orange. I like the choice of a list to look for inspiration.

  47. Robbin says:

    I will be looking for Orange. I’ve enjoyed the entire tour so far. The creativity and imagination is amazing!

  48. Marge in Louisiana says:

    This issue is orange. I enjoyed the blog where she asked us what three things we would take on a desert with us. That was fun and different as it makes one read the whole blog post and do some creative thinking for just plain enjoyment and a laugh.

  49. Judy says:

    The color to look for is orange. I really liked all the blocks but one of my favorite was the block by Judy Laquidara.

  50. Carla H. says:

    ORANGE! I even looked for it today — on the off chance that it had made the shelves, but NO! Anyway, I loved looking at the sites, but really loved Jennifer Chiaverrini’s block. I have a “Loyal Daughter.” ;-) Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  51. Pam C says:

    I will shop for orange. I enjoyed the preview of some of the wonderful blocks in this book.

  52. Joyce Baki says:

    I will look for the orange issue. I loved seeing Marian Mapes’ Linked In block. It is so summery! I love the colors.

  53. Maria Kievit says:

    Will be looking for the colour orange. I have seen quite a few nice new blogs in this visit. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  54. Judi says:

    The color is ORANGE and I bought my copy today. I can’t wait to read it tonight!

    I really liked the split chain. As my guild does a block of the month challenge, I am going to suggest this block to next year’s chair. I hope making a suggestion doen’t get me a new job!

  55. Kathy says:

    I’ll look for the color orange!

    What I enjoy most about the blog hops is just seeing all the different blocks each designer comes up with.

  56. CathyC in Alberta says:

    I’ll be looking for Orange..to add to the other 4 Volumes on my library shelf.
    Thing I enjoyed the most was finding more bloggers to follow. I’m not very techy so don’t have one of my own..love seeing what other quilters are doing.

  57. Patti Nash says:

    It is the orange issue.
    I liked the bunny block. Too cute.

  58. marge ellingson says:

    1. I will look for ORANGE.

    2. Luv the list of blogs, and the fact that there are even more give-aways!

  59. Maryln Fleming says:

    I will definitely look forward to the orange issue #5, and the inspiration within!

  60. Kate Brown says:

    1. orange!
    2. well of course the prizes but I really like the star crossed block alot.

  61. Diane Telfer says:

    Purples!! I really have enjoyed the detail in the blocks – Jennifer Chiaverini’s was really great. But they all are!

  62. Evelyn Bylemeer says:

    Orange and purple seem to be the colors, but I have been using these for a while and now am looking for torquoise.
    I loved the Sonoma Rose by Elm Creek Quilts

  63. Mary Jo Baird says:

    ORANGE!! Definitely ORANGE!! I have enjoyed meeting today’s designers through their blogs, and seeing their individual blocks! There is some fabulous talent out there!!

  64. Marie says:

    while shopping for the issue I will be looking for orange, I really enjoyed Jennifers block today, and our pretend trip to a desserted island, :D

  65. Shari Rich says:

    Look for the orange cover, and then look for fabrics.
    Cindys block really caught me eye today.

  66. Renie Rowland says:

    Color to shop for Orange. It is really hard to say which blog was my favorite.. I enjoyed them all.
    Love the miniature quilt at Peg Spradlin: handicraftsbypeg.com. I would love to try it.
    and Jaybird love that block too.(also would like to make quilt called Yummy)
    see too many are my on my likes alot list

  67. Julie Howard says:

    I’m thrilled to see my college roommate Connie Sue Haidle with a published pattern.
    Of course I’d love to learn to applique, blue will be my color.

  68. Rina Mason says:

    I’ll be looking for the color orange when I go to the store tomorrow and the thing I enjoyed most today was Mary Andra’s block.

  69. Brenda Hulsey says:

    The color to look for is ORANGE!
    I love looking at the fabrics posted here and dreaming about winning them!

  70. Patty Happel says:

    Great blog hop!

  71. Patty Happel says:

    Thanks for the give away. My favorite color right now is green and there are too many great blocks to pick a favorite

  72. Annie K says:

    I will look for orange, for certain! I really liked seeing all the different results from rearranging block placement today…there really are endless possibilities with quilting. :-)

  73. Joyce Carter says:

    #1. Orange is the color I will be looking for.
    #2. I loved all the blocks featured in todays blogs and I learned so many things. I especially liked the Dresden Plate block made by Helen Stubblings at hugsnkisses. Dresden Plate is one of my favorite blocks to make and I loved her take on it. Hers was really beautiful. All of the blogs have been fun to visit. The ladies are very talented and inspiring. I am happy that I got a chance to visit.

  74. Judy says:

    I would look for the orange cover. I have enjoyed looking at all the blogs ezch day. Today I thought that Jennifer Ofenstein’s block, May Showers, would be a fun one to make. Also enjoyed The Loyal Daughter.

  75. I will be looking for the orange issue. I love the bunny with no name. He does need a name. Judith, Texas

  76. Joey Mahieu says:

    Orange, there are several I like maybe a Sampler in my future!

  77. Allison Churchbird says:

    Orange is the one to shop for and I love the patterns – the split chain is my fav!!!

  78. Diana says:

    ORANGE! I really liked the block I saw on the PamKittyMorning blogsite. It looks like it would make up into a really interesting quilt.

  79. Joyce Mitchell says:

    If I don’t win a copy, I’ll be shopping for the orange edition. Today I liked Julie Herman’s fussy cut Robox #434. Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Allison Bird says:

    Orange is the oone!

  81. Krysti says:

    The color is orange. I liked alot of different things on the blogs; especially Lee’s Cathedral Square Block and thought the Wonky Robot block of Julie’s on Jaybird Quilts was really cool. Checking out these blogs has been really cool; except I’m spending way more time on the computer than working on my quilt. :)

  82. Heather says:

    I’d look for orange. For sure.

    I SO need that Ecolux Light I learned about on Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

  83. marci says:

    orange :)
    i really enjoyed the Easter Table Topper from Amanda Murphy’s website!

  84. Janis T says:

    I’m watching for orange! The red work bunny is grabbing me today. Of course my favorite part of the blog is meeting new people, being inspiried and enjoying new blogs!

  85. 4dreamsr says:

    Orange! So many great sites. Want to go back & look more at a few especially the beautiful embroidery on Hugs & Kisses. Thanks for the tour & a chance to win.

  86. Madeline says:

    Orange is the color of the day!
    I especially liked the blog for Mary Andra-the sisters are very generous. But so is everyone else!

  87. kwiltnkats says:

    Day 4 complete and excitedly waiting Day 5. There’s been lots of great designs and some great blog posts this week that’s kept me somewhat away from my sewing, but I’m loving it all. Orange and #469, Cathedral Square by Lee answer your two questions. I’ll admit though that the second question was much harder to come up with. Looking forward to Volume 5! Sandi (nice job Diane getting this all to come together)

  88. I will look for ORANGE. I like seeing the bloggers ideas and then how else their blocks could be arranged. In many cases, so many looks with just one block.

  89. Terry says:

    The color I would be looking for is a coral — I would consider anything from the lightest to the darkest shades — and the split chain block is so impressive = Thanks !)

  90. KeriB says:

    I will be looking for the color orange!! As for my favorite, that is really hard to pick. There were so many beautiful blocks that I liked today. If I had to narrow it down to one, I think I would select Pinwheel Posey by Denise at Justquiltin. Thanks for organizing such a great blog hop, and also for another chance to win!

  91. First is Orange. Second Gosh I loved so many but Jennifer Chiaverini and Monique Dillard were my favorite today.

  92. allison says:

    O R A N G E what does that spell orange all the way baby!!! I really enjoyed looking at Amanda murphy designs it was like being in a candy store so exciting and so much fun!! I enjoyed seeing so many new fresh designs not just the same old cookie cutter patterns and colors, so happy and fresh I am excited to get my sewing on.

  93. joan godfrey says:

    the new 100 blocks is orange!!!

  94. Nancy Noah says:

    I will be looking for orange! Liked Denise Russart’s explanation of how she created her block.

  95. Victoria says:

    Orange! A very pretty color! Sure have enjoyed seeing all the new blocks. Would love to have the new 100 blocks book. Looks Great!

  96. Peg says:

    Orange (and don’t ya’ know my horoscope said “orange” was my lucky color today!)

    I actually visited every blog on today’s list. What I really like was seeing the various blocks presented in finished quilts (or quilt designs). And, I just enjoyed finding other quilting sites to keep in my ever-growing list.

  97. Dawn Hollingsworth says:

    Orange, of course!! :) I love the blocks you posted today! I would love to try the “Split Chain” and “Linked In” blocks, mostly to see how each will look grouped together and in different arrangements. I also enjoyed going to the other blogs and seeing how different colors can change the look of the same block. Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck, Everyone! :)

  98. Kate says:

    We head for this years signature color Orange! Im still in love with the very first block I looked at, the kitty in the basket!

  99. Karen A says:

    I will be looking for the orange border. I have way too many ideas for quilts now!!

  100. Karyl McClellan says:

    I will look for ORANGE!
    And I had a wonderful time on the bloglist, but especially on Jennifer Chiaverini’s blog. I am totally crazy about her books and quilts! She is an inspiration to me.

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