100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways!

Welcome to Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! We’re glad you’re here! This week you’ll 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 6. We have issues to give away and great prize bundles, too, including the traditional Great Big Bundles on Friday (one for U.S. visitors and one for International visitors). Learn more about what a blog tour is.

QMMS 120024 COVER 500 shadow2 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways!Inspiration will pour from this page every day this week, leading up to the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 on Tuesday, Nov. 13. You’ll have many chances to win a copy, or to win one of many other great prizes!

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A sampling of the blog tour prizes

And if you don’t happen to win, ask for 100 Blocks Volume 6 at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get it from quiltandsewshop.com. (Quilt store owners: it’s not too late to carry this popular issue in your store. Contact Claudia at 800-815-3538 ext. 8366.)

Today’s industry sponsors are RJR Fabrics and Red Rooster Fabrics. They have each graciously contributed bundles of fabric  to the blog tour prizes! Please support them when you visit your local quilt shop.

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Assorted fabric prizes from Red Rooster include Postcard Garden, Simply Imagine and Mango Tango


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It's Thimbleberries Quilt Club 2013 fabric from RJR for some lucky quiltmakers!

Now here’s a look at what’s in store in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6.


QMMS 120024 MCCORMICK 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways!

This foundation pieced beauty is Peaks and Valleys by Carolyn McCormick.

If you’re a foundation piecer, you’ll enjoy Peaks and Valleys by Carolyn McCormick. Carolyn taught at our recent Block Party in Williamsburg and she invented the Add-A-Quarter ruler. We highly recommend it.


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Sawtooth Log Cabin by Kay Gentry

If you adore tradition, Sawtooth Log Cabin by Kay Gentry has many possibilities.


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Acorns Away! by Sandy Fitzpatrick

Mixed techniques come together in Acorns Away! by Sandy Fitzpatrick.


QMMS 120024 MAHONEY 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways!

Florida Rose by Nancy Mahoney

For applique lovers, Nancy Mahoney’s Florida Rose will be delightful. Nancy is also a veteran quilt teacher from Block Party in Williamsburg and we love working with her.


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. Erin Cox whynotsew.blogspot.com
  2. Elizabeth Dackson dontcallmebetsy.com
  3. Pat Harrison oceanwavesquilting.blogspot.com
  4. Kimberly Jolly & Jocelyn Ueng fatquartershop.blogspot.com
  5. Judy Laquidara patchworktimes.com
  6. Kay Mackenzie allaboutapplique.net
  7. Nancy Mahoney nancymahoney.com/blog/
  8. Jennifer Ofenstein sewhooked.com
  9. Denise Russart justquiltin.wordpress.com
  10. Pam Vieira-McGinnis pamkittymorning.blogspot.com
  11. Susan Geddes quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn
  12. Susan Marth suznquilts.wordpress.com/
  13. Laura Nownes seehowwesew.wordpress.com/


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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 6 inside three prize bundles filled with quilty goodness.

Leave a comment below by midnight Tuesday, Nov. 6 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, Nov. 7 and post them here. The winners on this post are quilters who left comments #312 (Valerie), #371 (Carol)  and #42 (Kelly). Congratulations!

Thanks for joining us. See you tomorrow!

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Remember to come back on Friday, Nov. 9 for a chance to win one of the Great Big Bundles 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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522 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways!

  1. Pam says:

    Love the Snow Day block from Denise Russart on the Justquiltin blog

  2. betty drake says:

    I love all the blocks

  3. Sandra Beck says:

    Erin Cox # 536 “Birds Holding a Quilt” absolutely delightful. So cheerful and uplifting.(get it)..lol

  4. Hueisei says:

    I’m a beginner and I love Pam Kitty Morning blog.

  5. Mary says:

    I love the scarecrow block at Sewhooked. It is so, so cute! I also enjoy reading about the chickens at Judy Laquidera’s blog.

  6. MarciaW says:

    Nancy Mahoney’s blog is fun to visit. Florida Rose sounds wonderful as a block name.

  7. Maria Kievit says:

    Love Pat Harrisons block with the poinsettia in the middle. Very eyecatching with the colours around it, too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Jane says:

    Enjoyed seeing Erin Cox block…so whimsical.

  9. LoriL says:

    I enjoyed visiting Judy L’s Patchwork Times blog. Love all the tutorials and amusing stories she has to tell about the animals.

  10. ritainalaska says:

    the first 100 blox blog i read was the fat quarter shop’s blog … loved their blox and enjoyed browsing the new collections before responding to their blog question.

  11. Rita Schiavone says:

    I love to follow the fatquartershop blog. It’s very interesting to see all the new fabric lines coming out and to read about all the designers and where they get their inspiration. Usually have some nice and simple patterns that are gorgeous.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  12. Karen A says:

    I loved the sweet little birds with a quilt block from Erin Cox. Such a cute idea.

  13. Lyn says:

    Love Erin’s Birds Holding A Quilt block. In fact, really liked her other birdie blocks, so I’ve become a follower of her blog. I expect I will be adding more blogs to my quilty reading list!

  14. Regina says:

    Head is spinning keeping all the bloggers straight – but loved Erin Cox’s block – so sweet, and simple!!! Just adorable.

  15. Angie says:

    I’, very new to quilting, literally 5 months now, and am thoroughly enjoying this blog hop. I’m learning so much. From the Day 1 hop, I particularly liked Pam Kitty’s Springtime Spools. Thanks for the chance to learn about all of these great blogs!

  16. Laura Sue Parsons says:

    I love Erin’s Why Not Sew blog and her little birds are sooo cute on her block.

  17. Madeline says:

    My favorite blog was Denise Russart. She really brought back some memories. But it such fun to read how each person thinks when they are designing. Some think alot like me, then others are in such another place, it is very interesting to be let inside someone else’s head!

  18. Char says:

    I love the Birdie quilts that Erin @ whynotsew makes. They’re just adorable!

  19. I really like Nancy Mahoney’s Florida Rose and Round and Round blocks quilt in the red and green. Cool fusible applique quilt. : – )

  20. Becki Morrison says:

    Erin Cox was my overall favorite but they’re all wonderful. So many blogs, so little time left to sew! Thank for this.

  21. Lizzy says:

    I visited Erin Cox whynotsew blog.
    Her little birdies are so darn cute. And she has some great tutes even one for homemade detergent :) . She also writes as if you are having an actual conversation.
    Great Blog. Thank you!

  22. Lisa Mikel says:

    I love the springtime spools block on pamkittymorningblogspot.com it is very cute. Lisa

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