100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaways!

Welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! Wow, the time really flies when you’re browsing the designers’ blogs, doesn’t it? So much to see!


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Here are a few more blocks from Volume 6.


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Split Decision by Laura Blanchard

Love the beautiful brown batiks in Laura Blanchard’s Split Decision. This will make a gorgeous bed quilt.


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Bring on Winter by Jana Davidson

How about this happy little guy? The block is Bring on Winter and was designed by Jana Davidson.


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Facets by Chris Hoover

Another batik beauty is Facets by Chris Hoover—although this block would look great in regular prints if you preferred.

Today’s featured sponsor is Handi Quilter. They have provided a pair of Handi Batting Scissors for each prize package.

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We keep a pair in the QM studio and we love them. You will, too.

Be sure to visit their blog for more chances to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 6!

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By the way: QM and Handi Quilter are giving away a Sweet Sixteen longarm quilting machine in Quiltmaker‘s Treasure Hunt contest. I hope you’ll enter! Contest details.

Let’s get to today’s featured block designers. Please follow the links for many chances to win an issue, and leave a comment below for our giveaway of prize packages with books, patterns and fabric bundles.

Day 4 Featured Designers

  1. Cheryl Brown quilterchic.com
  2. Kari Carr blog.newleafstitches.com
  3. Barbara Cherniwchan barbcherniwchan.blogspot.com
  4. Vickie Eapen spunsugarquilt.com
  5. Gudrun Erla gudrun.typepad.com
  6. Beth Ferrier bethquilts.blogspot.com
  7. Sue Hunt suquiltnow.blogspot.com
  8. Cindy Lammon hyacinthquiltdesigns.blogspot.com
  9. Amanda Murphy amandamurphydesign.blogspot.com
  10. Benita Skinner victorianaquiltdesigns.com
  11. Jennifer Schifano Thomas curlicuecreations.blogspot.com
  12. Margie Ullery ribboncandyquilts.blogspot.com
  13. Anelie Belden anelieblog.com

Today we have three prize bundles to give away. For your chance to win, please leave a comment by midnight, Friday Nov. 9 and tell us what you’d like to see in Quiltmaker in 2013. We’d love to have your feedback. We’ll pick winners by Monday and post them here. Good luck! The Winners are: Joanna (comment #68), Nancy Smith (comment #183), and Brenda J (comment #186).

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Remember to come back tomorrow for your chance to win the Great Big Bundle. There will be separate giveaways for US readers and for those outside the US. Everyone can play! Prizes include fabric bundles, books, patterns and a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6.

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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221 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaways!

  1. Barbara says:

    Doll quilts.

  2. Pamela Reim says:

    I like QM appliques and many of the creative but not over complicated projects. I’m less fond of the many “cute” kid patterns, sorry.

  3. Carla G says:

    I’m a beginner quilter and am loving what I am seeing in QM. I’d like to see some smaller projects and some tips / hints on how to make some of the harder block easier to make. :)

  4. Sandy W. says:

    QM is probably my favorite quilting magazine, so I’m not sure you need to change anything. Maybe you could incorporate more of the modern quilts in 2013.

  5. Carol W says:

    I’d like to see small projects along with variations that make them personal.

  6. Judith says:

    I love it as is, but I wouldn’t object to a few more modern designs.

  7. Mary says:

    I already enjoy your magazine a lot, but I would love to see more scrappy designs and more small projects like tabletoppers.

  8. Sandra Aiken says:

    I love the QM magazine and all the quilts it publishes. It always has very helpful information.

  9. E. Engman says:

    Id like to see some smaller projects, maybe as alternates to a larger piece. I also like modern takes on older patterns and techniques.

  10. Lisa E says:

    I’d like to see more about Modern quilts and quilting.

  11. Laura G says:

    I would like to see an issue on how to correct my bad habits (that I’ve developed since starting quilting). I am also interested in learning how to machine quilt my quilts.

  12. darlene m says:

    I’m a new quilter and love the quilts that are a little out of the ordinary. The older styles are beautiful but the newer designs are pretty amazing too. Can us newbies get a bigger variety? Perhaps some help so we don’t fumble so much? LOL

    Whatever you provide is wonderful!!!

  13. Pat V. says:

    I think Quiltmaker has a good mix of projects now. I love that you always suggest quilting motifs; I’ve gotten lots of inspiration there. Whatever else you do, make sure you keep Bonnie K. Hunter’s monthly block!

  14. I would like to see more hand embroidery blocks (maybe they are in the magazine, i just haven’t seen them in the blog tour) I love Meg Hawley from Crabapple Hill Studio and i believe you have featured her before as well as Robin Kinglsley from Bird Brain Design before. I did see Arlene Neeley and i love her bunnies , thanks. Please keep up the good work, i love seeing all the different styles and designers and the magazine. scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

  15. Brenda J. says:

    Traditional blocks made in non-traditional fabrics are always interesting. I also agree with others’ suggestions about seeing more mini-quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  16. VickiT says:

    You’ve created the magazine and done such a great job with the layout of it with each type of quilt block clearly shown whether it’s a pieced, applique, or paper pieced block. About the only thing I see lacking would be to have a section with bloggers who also do machine embroidery quilt blocks. I have been doing machine embroidery since 2003 and have in mind two digitizers that I know of who might very well be interested if you wanted to get ahold of me. One of them has a blog but, I’m not positive about the other. I know many other digitizers create In the Hoop quilt blocks which might be of interest to those who have embroidery machines. But, possibly since that really is crossing over into another area it might not be of interest at this point in time.

    I think it would be wonderful to consider having an option when subscribing to Quiltmaker to allow us to pay extra so we don’t have to go to the bookstore or order the 100 blocks issues separately. It would be great to either subscribe two ways; one as it is now and the other option to pay for those 100 blocks issues so they will come directly to our homes. I know that would be VERY good for me since I’m disabled legally and have a problem walking so I have to get my husband to leave work on his lunch hour to drive over to the bookstore to pick mine up.

  17. michelle h says:

    I would like to see lots of small projects and scrappy quilts…also, new designs–I am always wanting to see new designs!!!

  18. Nancy Smith says:

    Oh wow, what a hard question. I just love your magazine like it is. But, if you need to add to it…….. how about miniatures or paper pieced blocks.
    I love your applique & Bonnie Hunter’s scrap quilt blocks.

  19. Nancy says:

    I like paper pieced quilts, and blocks.

  20. Judy A says:

    Another day of great designs by great designers!

  21. Cecilia says:

    I like that you feature some quilting designs for the quilts in each issue, but I would love to see more quilting designs. Another suggestion would be for different sizes for each quilt. Thanks for such a great magazine and for the nice giveaways you have.

  22. usairdoll says:

    Everyone has great suggestions. I agree with different colorways and settings. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what it would look like so it’s nice to actually see it. Your magazine is so great I’m not sure anything is needed.

    Thank you and all the great Sponsors for awesome giveaways and the chance to win.


  23. I’ve had to think for quite some time. I already like the patterns and projects in Quiltmaker. I’m beginning to collect wool in thrift shops and felt it at home. Would love more small wool projects to use my new “stash.”

  24. Judi R says:

    I would like to see some special baby and children’s quilts. We see a lot of quick and easy ones, but sometimes we have a grandchild or a special friend who is expecting and want something thatnisban heirloom or really special quilt. I always likebsomethingnthat can be personalized as well. It can use embroidery by machine or hand to personaliz instead of just appliqué.

  25. sandyb says:

    I love strip quilts but keep doing what your are doing because it is wonderful!!!!!

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  26. Cindy says:

    I’d like to see ideas for incorporating stash fabrics with what’s popular today. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. hmp says:

    I prefer strip quilts so would love to see some of those.

  28. lindawwww says:

    I would love to see more applique quilts done in a scrappy style in Quiltmaker.

  29. Anne C. says:

    Quilt ideas for charms, mini charms, stacks, rolls, etc. Also small projects would be nice.

  30. My favorite thing is miniature or smaller blocks in scrappy style. But I also like any pieced block that has different looks depending on where the lights and darks are placed.

  31. ANGELA BARGER says:

    love what you already do. if could show different setting options for some of the quilts would be great. thanks for everything you already do

  32. Mary W says:

    What a great block hop! The blocks are wonderful. So many great ones. Love the magazines.

  33. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    any and all shortcuts and tips for newbies are ALWAYS welcome (since I’m a newbie)! :)

  34. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I’d love to see either a row-by-row mystery quilt or a medallion center mystery!

    And more of the Patch Pals! :)

  35. Judy says:

    ….Maybe an instructional article about how to get my space back in order! haha…I would also like to see beginner quilting techniques.

  36. Annie says:

    So many blocks that I want to try!

  37. Nancy D. says:

    I like the pre-cut projects – specifically with fat quarters.

  38. Gloria Bruce says:

    I really think you are doing all things well. continue with quilts to male fro babys and children . small wall hangings are good too.

  39. Heather says:

    I don’t know what more I would like to see. I love some of the blocks in this issue. I’m going to have to get it when it comes out digital!

  40. Kathleen Hayes says:

    I would like to see an article on how to set up a quilting craft area. This would include ideas for storing your stash safely in an organized manner, lighting options, work tables, etc.

  41. Loretta O' says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I would enjoy reading how the different designers got started on their journeys in the quilting industry.

  42. Julie in WA says:

    Often quilt magazines will rate a quilt with beginner, moderate, advanced, etc. But what I would like to see is examples of the machine quilting for each quilt, samples of what a beginner, a moderate, and advanced quilter could use to finish up the quilt!

  43. Maureen says:

    Hmmm, toughquestion but like others, I would love to see more smaller/mini quilts. Thanks for a chance at the give-away!

  44. rosa says:

    I like to see differents layout and quilts made with several blocks and fabrics.Thanks for the chance!!

  45. Chris says:

    I love the scrappy quilts and seeing quilts made out of the different blocks, featuring some free motion quilting on them or blocks to quilt as you go would be nice too! thanks!

  46. Regina says:

    Oh boy – Quiltmaker is hands down my favorite magazine already and the only one I am willing to subscribe to as nearly every issue is valuable…I would like to see some things for men -and I already love how you show things in multiple colorways.

  47. Susan says:

    I would like to see each quilt pattern accompanied by a couple of different kinds of quilting. New ideas are always welcome! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  48. Lizzy says:

    I just started learning applique and paper piecing. So to me this would be interesting. I would also like to attempt a stack and wack too.
    Thanks for asking !

  49. Lee says:

    I would love too see some more mini quilts as I am interested in that and more internation designs. thank you!

  50. I would like to see blocks in different colorways and in different choices of settings!

    I enjoy the magazine and the blog tour!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  51. Madeline says:

    I’d like to see some quilts,etc made from the 100 blocks, could be from previous series….

  52. Gloria Gleason says:

    Whoo Hooo, it’s getting closer to the big prize/s give away. Good luck to all us entrants, huh! I will say just keep on doing what you’re doing as the popularity of Quiltmaker is way up there. Thank you so much for this blog!

  53. Marilyn Bueckert says:

    I love the variety in your 100 Blocks series and look forward to purchasing the new one the next time I get into the city. Please continue to have blocks for various skill levels. Thanks for a great job.

  54. Wendy says:

    Would love to see more miniature/doll quilts, redwork, or embroidered quilts. How about a short quilt mystery story or other quilt related stories. Thanks!

  55. KT says:

    I really like the articles that explain the different methods of doing things–like the article on different methods of applique. I also really liked the short story by Jennifer Chiaverini that you had–would love to see more of those.

  56. Marge Carlisle says:

    I just got my first 100 blocks book. I love it … so many quick and easy ideas. Keep them coming.

  57. Kris says:

    I’d love to see more quilts using the 100 Blocks.

  58. Lois Oberg says:

    Can’t wait until Vol 6 comes out – I have all but the first Vol., and refer to them often. I love Laura Blanchard’s Split Decision block shown above. It reminds me of the Arrowhead block of which I have made several quilts , but the center of Laura’s block is so much more interesting. Can’t wait to try it.

  59. oh, that’s easy! You say that QM in 2013 is going to do a lot of applique? well, then, please feature tons of Celtic work (Scarlett Rose’s are AWESOME, just as in her past 100 Blocks features–I want to do some of her patterns). Blocks, knots, knot-like borders. And expand the quilting motifs to include more Celtic knotwork-type stencils!
    You’re my favorite magazine because you have more quilts that I actually want to make in every issue! Even though there’s a variety of styles featured, the styles are still what I want to make.

  60. Stephanie Matz says:

    Hmmmm. Perhaps more big block quilts, English paper piecing, and machine paper piecing. But I really do like your magazine already!!

  61. Donna Amos says:

    Quiltmaker has been my favorite quilting magazine for many years. Always a good selection of quilt patterns and I expecially love seeing the different colorways. The Bonnie Hunter “Addicted to scraps” always has great blocks. The Quiltmaker/QuiltyPleasures blog is a daily must for me.

  62. Vicki Hill says:

    I like everything you already do. Keep up the good work.

  63. carol l says:

    Would like to see more 6 inch blocks, I just love sewing them. Always enjoy whatever you have in your magazine.
    Carol L

  64. Debby says:

    You guys do such a wonderful job – I love going through every page! How could I improve on that. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  65. Kathy Lancaster says:

    I’d like more of the same. You have a wonderful variety, something to please everyone.

  66. Debra Neiman says:

    I would love to see ideas about using cross stitch projects done on Aida cloth as quilt blocks (how to piece and quilt). I am sure alot of us have cross stitch pieces that we could use. I have seen a few of these quilts in magazines, but no detail or tips. I have a really cute Hickory Dickory Dock piece that would be perfect with some fabric I have to make a wall hanging. However I am unsure the best way to put it together. I Love Quiltmaker Magazine!

  67. Kathy H says:

    I would say more of the same! I think you have a fantastic magazine. I love Bonnie Hunter’s srappy projects and hope to see more of those!

  68. Lisa McGriff says:

    I’m new to quilting so anything you put in the new magazine/book will be great and informative to me! I do like the mini quilts though!

  69. Jean says:

    I would love to see more simple paper piecing patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

  70. Billie K says:

    I would like to see some small practical projects for home or gifts.

  71. LizaA says:

    Love your magazine! I am interested in miniature quilt patterns and would like to get some inspiration for future projects from Quiltmaker.

  72. judi says:

    Quilt maker is a good magazine now. Maybe some miniature quilts, and “modern” quilt patterns would be fun!

  73. Terri says:

    Quiltmaker is definitely my favorite magazine. I have made quite a few quilts from your patterns. I think I would like to see more applique patterns as I’m really getting into that. Otherwise, keep up the good work – great designs, up-to-date fabrics and easy instructions – what more could we ask for?

  74. MarciaW says:

    I like QM and increasing information on quilting on domestic machines and hand-quilting will be of interest to me. For example, how do you quilt a continuous motif using quilting in an embroidery hoop?

  75. Karrie Smith says:

    I would love to see what you always do. I love the blocks. I love all the new inspirational ideas that real people create. You already do a fantastic job, so just keep doing what you’re doing!!! Thanks so much ;)

  76. Debbie says:

    I’d like to see full size quilts that are fairly easy and doesn’t take a lot of time in piecing together,

  77. Jill Hicks says:

    I like to see the quilting motifs. Please continue to include them.

  78. Eva Pearce-Ingram says:

    More focus on theme quilts, and wall hanging especially with the Christmas Season approaching. Some of the block I would never use, but others with a holiday in mind always grab my attention.

  79. Gun Adrian says:

    I´ve never read a Quiltmaker magazine, so I can´t really tell you what´s missing :) I like to be inspired when looking at block other people have sewn!
    Gun, Sweden

  80. PJB says:

    I’ve just started a subscription to Quiltmaker. I like seeing a variety of types of quilts as well as ideas for free motion quilting. Thanks for the chance to win your special issue of 100 blocks.

  81. Bonnie H. says:

    Love your magazine! So many wonderful projects and ideas.

  82. Rose says:

    My mama always said “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” Thanks for the wonderful magazine and the chance to win.

  83. Karyn says:

    You are one of my favorite magazines. I’d love see more colorways (even if it was an online application that we could play with — LOVE that idea!), more “new” designers (maybe add a feature where you showcase 1-3 new designers each month with their blocks & pattern to make it?), and love when a block is shown in a quilt layout with different options. That makes all the difference!

    Thanks for another awesome blog hop. It’s always so much fun to see what’s out there!

  84. Loreen S. says:

    I enjoy the variety of projects and techniques in every issue. Sometimes I’d like to make a quilt in a different size than shown, so I’d like to see an alternate size option included or a website link for making the quilt other sizes.

  85. Joy says:

    I’d like more information on problem solving…wavey borders, hourglass shaped blocks, fixing older quilts that have frayed or the cat clawed, etc.

  86. ratama says:

    Just more blocks ;-) and their use in various sizes.

  87. Susan C says:

    I have subscribed to your magazine for years and love it! I would like to continue to see ideas for different color ways and/or sizes. Keep up the great work with your publications!

  88. Carrie P. says:

    I love this magazine and have enjoyed making several of the blocks. I think I would like more quilting ideas since I am trying my hand at free motion quilting.

  89. Sallie says:

    I like seeing different layouts for quilt blocks and reading quilting tips and reviews. Thanks!

  90. Sandra Timmons says:

    Each magazine issue just keeps getting better and better. More talented designers and lots more creative blocks. I only piece myself, so any tradiitional pieced blocks is just perfect for my creative blocks. Everyone involved has done a tremendous job and lots of hard work is involved. Thank you to all.

    Sandi T.

  91. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I have to agree this is a tough question, you have a wonderful magazine as it is. I enjoy all the blog hops you have and I get so many ideas. Thanks. I’ll be back tomorrow.

  92. Lori M. says:

    I love quick projects so I’d love to see tablerunners with matching placemats & hotpads. I also love baby quilts. Someone is always having a baby. :) I really like the variety of different blocks and combinations. So many possiblities.

  93. I would love to see an issue devoted to one holiday, like christmas or fall.


  94. Kathy Jackson says:

    I have been a subscriber for many years and I think that more of what you do is great. It is nice to have a sampling of the the many quilting techniques out there. I agree withy
    Many other comments that mins are nice

  95. Beth Strand says:

    Hmmm, that’s a tough question. I guess as an experienced (30 years) quilter, one of the problems I have with the quilt magazines is that so much is not terribly complicated. I like quick and easy quilts as much as the next person but I’d rather see quilts that challenge and teach new skills.

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  97. Diantha says:

    I’d like to see a variety of projects – some quilts, some small (table runners/placemats, etc). It’s been fun seeing the variety of blocks!

  98. Barb J says:

    I love the blog tour! Therre are so many talented designers and so many beautiful blocks! The only problem I have is that I am having a hard time getting to all the sites each day. Maybe you could extend the time and have fewer stops per day?

  99. I’d like to see even more quilting ideas–maybe some options from what the model shows. Love the 100 Blocks magazines!

  100. Judy Dunnigan says:

    I enjoy the magazine and look forward to its arrival. I enjoy seasonal projects to change the look of my home without buying a ton of things. Wallhangings, tablerunners, and lap quilts are an easy way to accomplish that. Keep up the good work!

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