100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaways!

This is Day 3 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. If you’ve just joined us, welcome! You’ll want to go back and read yesterday’s post because there’s still time to comment and possibly win great quilty prizes. If you don’t know, you can learn how a blog tour works.


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First, a few more blocks from Volume 6 for your viewing pleasure.


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Cat Nip by Dianne Gardner


Kitty lovers will enjoy Cat Nip by Dianne Gardner. Can’t you just see an entire scrappy quilt made from these blocks?!


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Codex by Scott Murkin

And speaking of scrappy, I can hardly wait to try Codex by Scott Murkin using scraps in all different colors. What an amazing quilt that would be.


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Carson City by Pat Speth

And I can’t help but wonder if some great secondary designs might emerge if you combined Codex with Carson City, above, by Pat Speth. Aren’t Pat’s fabric choices wonderful?


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Stars of Glory by Jo Morton

Maybe you’re an applique fan. Jo Morton’s Stars of Glory is vintage style at its best.

Today’s featured block designers are listed below. Please enjoy their blogs and your chance to win a copy of Volume 6 when you follow their giveaway instructions. We have a giveaway below, too.

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Pippa Eccles Armbrester pippapatchwork.com
  2. Jina Barney jinabarneydesignz.blogspot.com
  3. Sandi Colwell quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog
  4. Evonne Cook evonne-clotheslinequilts.blogspot.com/
  5. Cynthia Foster sewmanyroads.blogspot.com/
  6. Robin Koehler nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
  7. Wayne Kollinger waynekollingersquiltblog.blogspot.com/
  8. Arlene Neely quiltingwithrabbits.com
  9. Allison Nicoll quiltingmumma.blogspot.com
  10. Charise Randell charisecreates.blogspot.com
  11. Scarlett Rose goodreads.com/author/show/63534.Scarlett_Rose/blog
  12. Dawn Stewart springwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
  13. Cinzia White lgfns.blogspot.com/

And, visit today’s Participating Sponsor Blogs for even more chances to win!

  1. Northcott Fabrics Patti’s Patchwork.com
  2. FreeSpirit Fabrics FreeSpiritFabric.blogspot.com

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Reptile Rumpus, a fun juvenile flannel from Northcott will delight a few winners this week!



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Fresh and fun, several someones will love the FreeSpirit Essentials and this new fabric from Ty Pennington Impressions!

Both companies have graciously sent six bundles of fabric to be included in the blog tour prize packages. We’re grateful for their partnership. Please support them when you visit your local quilt shop.

Now to the giveaways! For your chance to win an issue and one of the daily prize packages, please leave a comment by midnight Thursday, Nov. 8 and tell us something you have learned during the blog tour. We’ll choose winners on Friday 11/9 and announce them here. The winners are: Chris (comment #134), Linda Hubbard (comment #211) and Sandra Aiken (comment #176).

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Remember to come back to Quilty Pleasures on Friday for the Great Big Bundle Giveaway! We’ll have one giveaway for US readers and another for those outside the US. Everybody gets a chance!

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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216 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaways!

  1. Karrie Smith says:

    I found a TON of new websites (even though I’ve been following some of the other blog hops) with AWESOME information. That’s what I love best about the hops, is being introduced to new quilters. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Carmen says:

    I have learned there are many talented designers – I’m so inspired!

  3. Joy says:

    I’ve learned there are some amazing and talented quilters out there that have so much to share.

  4. Silvia Wright says:

    A lot of talent out there and beautiful designs. I like so many of them, would have to work around the clock to try them out, plus all the new fabric. Beautiful.

  5. Such beautiful blocks and with different fabrics each block looks different. Quilters are such helpful people. I have learned a lot viewing these blogs.

  6. Karen P says:

    I have learned about many creative quilters who have new and wonderful ideas to share.

  7. Teresa says:

    I have learned what a wonderful group of people these Quilters are. Ever ready to share ideas and techniques and to encourage others less talented than themselves. Many thanks

  8. Diana M says:

    I’ve learned not to judge a block by its look of complexity. Some of the most complex looking blocks aren’t that difficult once you break them down!

  9. Kelly Cline says:

    I’ve seen how just a slight color change in a block can make the visual so different!!

  10. Donna says:

    There really is always something new to learn when visiting different blogs. Choosing the best fabric so seams don’t unravel is sort of a given but we often forget when choosing fabric because we also have a tendency to look in our pocketbooks. Plan slowly and smartly often works.

  11. Robyn Brown says:

    I learned on one blog that Walmart is selling rip off fabric.

  12. Joan says:

    I learned that your blog is fun!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading all the blogs. They have so much information.

  14. wordygirl says:

    I’ve learned that a blog hop can take my mind off a broken ankle. Thank you so much for the much-needed distraction!

  15. Wendy Polsson says:

    I’ve learnt that your choice of fabric can completely change the way a block looks. There are so many talented designers – this blog tour was a great idea. Thank you.

  16. Rachell R says:

    I enjoy learning something new about the designers, and their design processes and creative sparks! Tutorials are a great bonus. I enjoy the designers taking their blocks and trying different layouts and color ways, and wishing I could use all the fabulous fabrics that they get to!
    Thanks for more fun from my favorite mag!

  17. Jo says:

    I have learned that I should experiment more with colour, it can have such an impact!

  18. Cheryl Korman says:

    I’ve learned that a different colorway can completely change the look of a quilt.

  19. Sally says:

    On Jina’s World of Quilting I liked how she set her design diagonally across her block. I had never thought of doing that. Very interesting.

  20. Mary says:

    I’ve learned I need to step out of my comfort zone, and try both new colourways and new techniques. Thanks so much for running this hop.

  21. Sandi says:

    I’ve learned how to paper piece by Cynthia Foster’s Blog and I’ve enjoyed hearing how the designers come up with their block such as how Sandra Colwell drew her Window Garden out. I’ve been enjoying this blog hop and found so many interesting Blogs.

  22. Debbie says:

    I have discovered lots of designers new to me which is always a bonus!

  23. Judith says:

    I’ve learned that I really need to be more adventurous with colour, both in terms of using colours that I would normally never put together and also including a wider range of values in my quilts. Thank you.

  24. missmoozie says:

    Enjoying the blog hop and all the amazing blocks. I’ve learned that I have lots to learn, lol. I’m a beginner and I’m just blown away at all the talent. I’ve also learned color plays a big part in the design. Thank you for your giveaway.


  25. Sandra Aiken says:

    I love the block Cat Nip by Dianne Gardner. It could be made with a lot of beautiful fun fabrics. I loved the checkered star blocked.
    The most important thing I have learned with this tour is the simplest block can be made into a beautiful quilt. It is all about the placement of the block and the colors chosen to work with in the quilt. I also learned that there is a lot of quilters who are multi talented and thankful that they share with others on the internet as well as in the magazine. I am glad that the magazine offers beginning blocks to complex blocks. It has something for all.

  26. MoeWest says:

    These hops are a great way to find new blogs. Today I found a great one: Wayne Kollinger’s Sketch Book which is all about designing your own quilt.

  27. I have learned to make a simple drawing and make that into a free motion qpplique design. I loved the birds but i could do so much more. what find to do with the litle Grand kids – just their speed and they can have their hearts delight. love it love it
    thaks scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

  28. michelle h says:

    I have learned of more blogs and quilters I didn’t know existed!! YAY!! I also found a few tutorials that are fabulous and have inspired me to try some new things…more paper piecing is in my future!! This blog tour has been so wonderful….something I look forward to each day while at work!! Thanks for the tour and the terrific magazine to go with it!!

  29. Becky S says:

    I learned that one quilt block has so many different looks depending on the fabric and setting. I am enjoying following along on the blog tour–thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Nancy says:

    I am learning so much on this blog tour! I am also having a blast! I am learing about so many different styles of quilting–paper piecing, applique, using colors, and getting inspiration from everyday types of places like windows and city sky scapers, and restaurants…it’s just amazing seeing so much art and talent!

  31. Kathy says:

    I learn something about quilting almost daily. Recently, paper piecing. So Fun!!!!! This blog hop is alot of fun, as well. Would love to win. KK

  32. Jo Ann says:

    So much to enjoy! Wow!

  33. I have learned that there are hundreds of talented designers and they come up with awesome blocks for us. Thanks for the wonderful magazines.

  34. Deb Brandt says:

    I have learned that there are so many talented quilters out there with awesome blogs, besides! Wish there were more hours in a day to spend on the wonderful blogs…I would never get any quilting done!

  35. DebbieKL says:

    I enjoy learning about new designers and visiting their blogs. So many great resources out there to be utilized!

  36. Deanna says:

    There are so many fusion blocks–combining piecing and applique, for example. Ah, the wonders of contemporary quilting!

  37. Cathryn H says:

    I have learned it is impossible to make choices! I love all the blocks I’ve seen. I love the blogs I’ve been to. I can’t wait for Volume 6 to hit my local newstand.

  38. Mary says:

    So far the blog tour has been great fun. One thing I’ve learned is to experiment with block settings and also to try combining two or more block patterns for a new effect

  39. Beth Patrick says:

    I have learned that there is so much inspiration on the web, that I have to limit my surfing time and get sewing!

  40. Nancy says:

    I learned two things today. One that Sandy Colwell has a podcast in addition to her blog, and great block design, and that I like representational blocks the best. So my favorite block today was Cherise Randalls with her dresses.

  41. Sallie says:

    I love Wayne Kollinger’s block and learned to keep moving the blocks around to see all the different secondary patterns that form. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  42. Carla G says:

    I’ve learned that there are many amazing quilters out there. And some very interesting blogs that I haven’t been to before. I’ve also learned that by changing the colors & positions of the blocks it completely changes the quilt. :)

  43. Tamie says:

    I learned that the blocks include appliqué as well as pieced blocks.

  44. Sharon B says:

    I have learned blogs are addictive and I can spend way too much time reading them all. I love it though.

  45. ANGELA BARGER says:

    learned need to try other piecing methods :)

  46. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I am learning that there are more men involved in quilting than I had thought. I have not seen Wayne Kollinger’s blog or quilts before. Love the geometric designs he has created! Thanks for the introduction! :)

  47. Nona T. says:

    My creative juices are flowing. I can’t wait to get to my machine.

  48. I learned that I need to get out more!~ as in, out of my comfort zone and try making some of these great blocks! Thanks for the chance!

  49. Marty G. says:

    About a month ago, for a friend, I bought Wayne Kollinger’s book on designing quilt patterns. I learned a lot, reading it first myself, and putting its “what if” questions to work. Soon I will actually give it to my friend…
    And so his Indian Cabins is my favorite block!

  50. Denise :) says:

    I have learned that there are a multitude of phenomenal creative quilters out there! Thanks so much for rounding a good group of the up for us!! :)

  51. Diantha Howard says:

    I learned some tips for paper piecing from “Sew Many Roads” blog.

  52. Gwen W says:

    I learned that a block isn’t done until you’ve “played with it a bit”! (Wayne Kollinger)
    Great stuff!

  53. Julie in WA says:

    I have learned that it is a good thing this magazine comes out when it does and not on a monthly basis! 1) I am spending mega time online checking out the amazing bloggers – and not just for the current posts, but curiousity drives me further into previous posts and patterns, etc. and I don’t have that much time… 2)the inspiration can be overwhelming when every single block begs to be made!

  54. jmniffer says:

    I’ve learned to look beyond the single block. To try and imagine what an entire quilt top would look like and if any secondary patterns emerge.

  55. Wendy says:

    I have learned that there are many talented people in the quilting world. The ideas they express through their designs are impressive and make me wish I had more time to get out of my box and try some thing different. I have been enjoying the tour, thank you!

  56. Ella says:

    I’ve learned how varied blocks can be with differing fabric choices!

  57. Brenda J. says:

    I learned about several new designers and their blogs. It is so interesting to see the wide variety of quilt styles they share. Thanks for the opportunity to learn and possibly win at the same time!

  58. ritainalaska says:

    i’ve learned that i can sit here and enjoy reading all the blogs each day.

  59. Beth Strand says:

    Oh my goodness, what have I learned on the blog hop so far…well by far the one thing I’ve learned is that I’ll be picking up a copy of the 100 blocks issue each time it’s released from now on!

  60. E. Engman says:

    I’ve learned some great block-making techniques, esp. paper-piecing, and to not be leery of experimenting with shapes and arrangements.

  61. Annie says:

    I have learned about the fun of “what if” scenarios from Wayne Kollinger’s blog from today’s tour, and I read a very nice paper piecing tutorial from Diane Bohn’s blog from yesterday’s tour.

  62. Lee says:

    There are some great tutorials out there and I am going to learn some piecing! thank you!

  63. I have learned that there is so much fabulous talent out there! Well, I already kinda knew that… But I did learn that this magazine is not just rotary cut blocks, it’s all kinds of beautiful blocks! Paper pieced, embellished, etc. And I’m a non-USA-er!

  64. Barb in MI says:

    I learnt that there is always yet another way of putting basic quilt blocks together to create a completely new look – endless possibilities! Thanks so much!

  65. Toni Stone says:

    I have learned that there are so many creative people.

  66. Rose says:

    I have learned that design possibilities are endless!

  67. Chris says:

    I have seen how different the same block can be in different fabrics and colors! thank you!

  68. I’ve learned that some blocks that have never appealed to me, redesigned by another designer, now get my attention. I’ve also learned that there are some awesome new designers out there. Thanks for another fabulous blog tour!

  69. Susan E. Price says:

    The book offers so much to think about and then create

    The book offers somuch to think about, and then to create in our own style.

  70. Judy says:

    I love Charise’ dresses design!

  71. Karen says:

    I learned about the individual design process – why certain colors are chosen, what is the story behind the block. Great stuff.

  72. Judy says:

    So many great designers! Love the inspiration!

  73. Debby says:

    OMGosh! I’ve learned how much fun it is to see everyone’s work. I don’t blog so it’s all new for me. The only thing is – I spend so much time reading everyone’s blog and looking at all their great pix that it leaves me no time to work on my quilts. Congratulations to everyone who made it into your wonderful book. And thanks so much for all the chances to win a great prize.

  74. Kathleen Hayes says:

    Codex is my favorite of these three patterns. I could see a lot of patterns emerging from this as the blocks are set together.

  75. Patty says:

    I have learned to look at the block and imagine what it would look like repeated in a quilt. One block alone looks totally different than what it looks like repeated in a quilt.

  76. lisa m says:

    I learned you don’t have to be famous to be published. It was so inspiring to read about the designers who were published for the first time, or the first time in Quiltmaker

  77. Leanne Clare says:

    I have learned that there will never be enough time to sew all the patterns that I want…. Reflecting Cityscape and Codex are both patterns that I need to try!

  78. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    I’ve learned what fun it to visit so many different quilting blogs

  79. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    I can’t decide between Pippa’s Reflecting Cityscapes & Wayne Kollinger’s Indian Cabins. Thank goodness I can make more than one….

  80. Rawyah S says:

    I have learned about so many different color combinations.

  81. Kris says:

    I have learned about so any designers and new fabric lines. How fun!

  82. Karyn says:

    I’ve learned that I will never, ever live long enough to make every amazing block I see (unless, prehaps, I make a few “100 Blocks Sampler Quilts”). I’ve also learned that the more I see, the more I like. You guys find the most talented designers! Thank you! I love seeing the difference twisting or turning a block makes in the overall layout, and when a secondary design emerges, that is SO cool!

  83. Judy A says:

    I have learned: I’ll never get done all the sewing I’d like to:)

  84. Shar F. says:

    I’ve learned that you don’t need to use each line in a paper pieced pattern.

  85. Terry says:

    I really enjoy looking over blogs and I have learned to think out of my comfort zone, starting to appreciate new patterns, fabrics and colors.

  86. PJB says:

    I’ve learned how many great designers and bloggers there are out there! I wish I had more time to read them all everyday, but then I’d have no time to sew or knit or read or make meals!

  87. Laurie P says:

    I am loving the blog tour so far. I have learned that there are a lot of different and creative ways to use the blocks to make such interesting quilts. I also love the designers that show different color ways. It is interesting to see how the block changes with the different materials used and how you lay them out. To me it is fascinating to see how they lay out so differently with just a change of colors.

  88. Verna says:

    I have learned that the more I read blogs, the longer my quilt to-do list gets!

  89. Kathy Leake says:

    What have I learned? Certainly that that one could sit in front of the computer all day reading blogs. I start out reading the most current posting and before I know it, I’ve read 4 or 5 previous postings as well. It’s a lot of fun!!!

  90. VickiT says:

    There are SO many different quilt blocks and then so many variations that can further be changed just by a fabric change or twist of a block or even just a portion of the block is what I’ve learned.

    Oh and the biggest thing I’ve learned? If I start sewing the second I am done posting this comment I could never get stitch all the quilt blocks that I love in my lifetime, not to mention ALL the quilt blocks I have seen in the past two years. LOL

  91. Rene says:

    I have learned that the more I learn the more there is to learn.

  92. Lori S says:

    What have I learned? I learned about many new blogs I now need to follow, and that I will never find enough time to make all the projects I want to. Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. Judy Dunnigan says:

    I am learning not to pass a block or idea by because I don’t like the color.

  94. Kathy Lancaster says:

    I’ve learned I’ll never be able to make all the beautiful quilts I want to.

  95. Nancy Currier says:

    I have learned that it is good to think out of the box in terms of colors and block placement.

  96. Tami Chaulk says:

    I have learned that there is a whole lot more out there than I ever realized! Quilters are a great group of people that have a wide range of creativity.

  97. Nita says:

    I have learned that anything is possible!

  98. Jnuquilter says:

    I am enjoying all the creativity out there and the different blocks – some traditional piecing such as the pinwheel block by Jina Barney – love the colors she used. And the paper pieced tropical flags by Robin who used colors outside her normal pallette. Thanks for such great fun to not only get to see the blocks but to also get to learn a bit about the creative quilters behind the blocks. The blogs are great ways to learn new techniques. Thank you.

  99. Dell says:

    I’ve learned that I need this 100 quilt blocks. They are all so great.

  100. Kate says:

    Ive learned there are too many cute quilts to make in one lifetime!

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