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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Troy Riverwoods Collection sent these items for our prize bundles.


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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. Gaile Smith says:

    My favorite colors are green and brown and you can know this by looking at my stash. However, Susan Stewart says, “buy everything you see” in her workshop. I must get out of my box with new colors and textures. Great 100 Blocks book. Enjoying the blocks you display.

  2. Marie Neil says:

    I have already bought the magazine, and ORANGE is the colour!!!

    I like Theresa’s STAR-CROSSED BLOCK.

    I also love the LADY BUG BLOCK with the background fabric with the names of flowers. Where can I buy this fabric? Please do tell…

    And I really, really, really want one of those gorgeous mugs of yours!!!!!

  3. Michelle M says:

    I’ll be looking for the color orange and I love discovering the new blogs on the blog tour.

  4. Carmen says:

    I’ll look for Orange.
    I’m a new quilter, so I’m in awe of all the great ideas and designs.

  5. crobinson says:

    I would look for the color Orange

    I like reading about the different tips in the blogs

  6. Debbie M says:

    Orange, of course! I loved that a lot of my regular bloggers that I read were on that list today! It’s fun seeing all their unusual blocks.

  7. Barbara says:

    I will look for orange of course. I liked all the blocks today but Jennifer’s May Showers was my favorite.

  8. Nancysue says:

    I’d be looking for Clemson colors, baby!!! Orange!! Go Tigers! (ehem…sorry). From Day 4′s list some of my favs are Pam Vieira-McGinnis, who IS all that and a bag of chips with her wonderful personality that permeates through her blog…and Julie Herman at Jaybird Quilts who always seems to have her finger on the pulse of her blog readers…she does modern, traditional with a twist, and her robot block is to die for :)

  9. Kathleen says:

    Well of course I’m looking for the color ORANGE when I shop for the newest 100 Blocks Magazine! I really enjoyed visiting Open Gate Quilts blog. I love Monique Dillard’s block and I so admire her rulers and the fantastic shortcuts that can be done with them. I don’t own any yet, but maybe someday! Soon? :)

  10. Dale Wallace says:

    Iwill look for Orange and I liked the Split Chain. I always enjoy these issues.

  11. Hueisei says:

    I am looking for Orange and I liked Lee’s Cathedral Square block

  12. 1. Orange
    2. I loved the All Buttoned Up block by Amanda Murphy, so cute with all the yo-yos :)

  13. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I’ll look for the color orange, and I really liked the great selection of designers!

  14. Autumn P. says:

    I will look for orange, or, “caramel.” I especially enjoy when the block designers show the block in several settings.

  15. Laura G says:

    I would go a little off my comfort colors and go with the color feeling “sunny.” Depending on the day I’m looking this could be in the yellows and/or oranges. I would probably end up pairing them with a blue of some sort. I enjoyed Denise Russart’s Pinwheel Posey. I loved how by changing the amount or placement of the colors the whole quilt layout is changed.

  16. Carol says:

    I’ll look for orange! I liked the Ambrosia Photo Album linked to Amanda Murphy’s blog.

  17. Beth Patrick says:

    Orange is the color of this issue and the color I’m going to look for.
    And how can I pick my fav blog,,, they were all my favorite!

    But I double love Jaybird quilts

  18. Shirley in Canada says:

    Looking for orange AND love the list of other bloggers to visit!! Thank you!

  19. Deb says:

    Orange i think….looks like that’s the header of the new book. I’d love to win. And i always enjoy Amanda Murphy.

  20. Pat V. says:

    Orange! I especially appreciated how many of the designers show their block in projects, or an entire quilt. I love getting ideas of how to use the block in combination with others.

  21. Mary Mulcahey says:

    I will look for orange! I really enjoyed seeing Marian Mapes’ block. She used batiks (my favorite) in my favorite color combination and, best of all, she lives near me, is in my guild and I’ve taken several classes from her. She’s the greatest!

  22. Donna Gauch says:

    Orange. That makes it easy. Elm creek quilts. Great layout

  23. Sandy W. says:

    I’ll be looking for orange of course. It’s fun to see the many different layouts the block designers come up with. Sometimes it’s hard to believe they are working with the same block. Jennifer Chiaverini’s block was quite interesting as was Julie Herman’s.

  24. Tracy says:

    1 I’ll be looking for the Orange on top.
    2 I’m in awe of the variety… Some Bunny & Cathedral Square are now on the Bucket list

  25. Debbie says:

    I loved many of the blocks but I think Lee’s was my fav.

  26. Anne Colwell says:

    I’ll look for orange. I liked Jennifer’s block.

  27. Rachell R says:

    1-I will look for the orange issue of course! (but I’m also dying to get my hands on Vol 1 and 2, as well!)
    2–I really enjoyed Cathedral Windows and the diamonds ones. And of course, I love all of Jennifer Chiaverini’s blocks (she’s my hero!) and her books. I’m working on my version of her Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler.
    So glad I joined the blog hop because I’ve been so inspired, seen so many beautiful fabrics, and the blocks and creative layouts. I feel like I’ve made new friends, and I ‘, inspired to start my own blog just for my quilting and sewing!

  28. Orange of course!
    I enjoyed the amazing paper pieced block of little Sue…can’t wait to sew one!

  29. 1. The color is Orange.
    2. Getting to visit all the designers blogsites and peeking into the story behind the block and the person who created it.

  30. margaret says:

    1. Colour to look for – Orange
    2. All Buttoned Up – Amanda Murphy’s block – is really appealing. I’d choose to make it in citrus colours – including, of course, Orange !

  31. Gwen W says:

    I will look for orange! I enjoyed all of the posts today – especially Amanda Murphy. Thanks for a fun blog tour!

  32. DebbieKL says:

    I’m a green fan. Great tutorials at Freshly Pieced!

  33. I would be shopping for the ORANGE issue of course! I was so pleased to see a wool block in Paula Stoddard’s blog! I love using wool in my blocks and wish you had a whole section in the 100 Blocks that featured blocks using wool!

  34. I’m still hoping for this AWESOME magazine! I will definitely look for orange, but very seldom ever in fabrics! :)

  35. dee gordon says:

    beautiful funky, quirky warm and sunny orange!

  36. Vicky says:

    definitely orange. just perfect for a South Pacific country like New Zealand

  37. maria says:

    I adore the patch from helen stubbings it is so pretty in pastels,
    as for the colour for this issue Orange of course, although I’ll have to wait for ages before the issue will reach my UK stockist.

  38. QuiltSue says:

    I would look for the colour orange.

    Today, as all the other days, I have really enjoyed visiting new blogs and reading more about the design processess.

  39. I would be looking for the colour – orange. I have found the tour really inspiring. The variety of designs is amazing and today’s favourite is from Jaybird quilts.

  40. Wendy says:

    IN todays blog I really enjoyed the block by Kitty Morning. It seems very fresh and could be made with almost anything.
    The colors I would be looking for would most likely be batiks in an overdyed dark green shade and maybe some lighter batiks in yellow/lime. It looks like a color combination I need to try.

  41. Jennifer Smith says:

    I love this new orange book. Would love to win it but if I don’t then I guess I will have to buy it.
    My favorite block was the Loyal Daughter Block and Diamond Eyes.
    Many great blocks in this book.
    Wish I had more time to play with my Electric Quilt Maker 6. sigh.

  42. Janet says:

    1. Orange! One of my current favourites
    2. I like Pam KittyMorning’s block. Simple, tasteful and fresh.

  43. Sharon says:

    Orange. I read Judy Laquidara’s blog every day.

  44. Claudia says:

    Well, I’m going to look for a tangerine tango magazine, and what did I enjoy? I got so lost in all the goodies–”Ears” Some Bunny was fun, lots of ideas for Quilts of Valor, and I’m most impatient to get started. The design wall is naked and is just staring at me.

    And I’m wondering why the links didn’t come up at all on my Quilty Pleasures Blog button, and I had to go looking for them. I’ll know better in the morning.

  45. wilma says:

    Love the colour orange – even after having had an orange shag rug 40 years ago!

  46. Jan W says:

    I love these magazines … great, fresh new ideas !

  47. Donna Joy says:

    I will look for the orange quiltmaker 100 blocks. I really enjoy visiting all the blogs to see all the different color choices and layouts, that helps me to learn new possibilities.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. ritainalaska says:

    when i go shopping for my copy. i’ll lok for the color orange! i enjoyed all the blogs today.

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