100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways!

Welcome to Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! I’m glad you’re here! This week you’ll visit some of the blogs written by 100 Blocks designers, and you’ll get a taste of what’s inside Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7.

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Learn what a blog tour is.

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). Please read to the very end of this post and leave a comment here to be entered in today’s giveaway!

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Visit Quilty Pleasures each day this week, leading up to the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 on Tuesday, May 7. You’ll have many chances to win a copy, or to win one of many other great prizes!

Three industry sponsors are participating today. They have their own blog posts so please visit them. They have graciously contributed fabric! Please support them when you visit your local quilt shop.

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Let’s look at some blocks. This is just the smallest bit of what you’ll see in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7.

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Star Search by Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches

pin it button 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways! This is Star Search by Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches. It’s one of those blocks where you could change up the placement of lights and darks and get a completely different look. I’m anxious to play with it.


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Pretty Iris by Yolanda Fundora of Urban Amish

pin it button 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways! For foundation piecers everywhere: How about Pretty Iris by Yolanda Fundora? Isn’t that cloud fabric dreamy?


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Sherbet Punch by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

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And if that’s not springy enough, here is Sherbet Punch by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts. This block manages to be bold, modern, traditional and fresh all at once. What would happen if you set this block on point?

Oh the possibilities!

Let’s move on to the blog surfing. We have a dozen designers up today. Follow the links below. Each will have instructions on how you can win an issue on that site.

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Jennifer Ofenstein sewhooked.com
  2. Nancy Mahoney nancymahoney.com/blog
  3. Jo & Kelli Kramer joscountryjunction.com
  4. Marilyn Foreman quiltmoments.wordpress.com
  5. Michelle May theraspberryrabbits.blogspot.com
  6. Jennifer Schifano Thomas curlicuecreations.blogspot.com
  7. Sandi Colwell quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog
  8. Erin Russek erinrussek.typepad.com
  9. Peg Spradlin handicraftsbypeg.com
  10. Deanne Eisenman snugglesquilts.com/blog
  11. Gail Pan gailpandesigns.typepad.com
  12. Jacquelynne Steves thenoblewife.blogspot.com

We’ll give away three prize bundles here today. For your chance to win, please leave a comment below by midnight Tuesday, April 30 mentioning something you liked from today’s list of designer blogs. We’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, May 1 and announce it here. Good luck!

The winners of the Day 1 bundles are: Lori (#673), Marg Breckenridge (#188) and Sherrye (#458).

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Ask for 100 Blocks Volume 7 at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get it from quiltandsewshop.com. (Shop owners: To carry this popular issue in your store, contact Claudia at 800-815-3538 ext. 8366.)

Be sure to scroll down to the next post for another chance to win!

Thanks for being with us on Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Lots more fun to come as the week progresses!

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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1,469 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways!

  1. Judy says:

    It is always so fun to follow your blog tours and see all the different blocks. Jacquelynne Steves always has great designs and once again she is a favorite so far on this blog tour.

  2. Carol says:

    Love the quilt block magazine. Can’t wait for the new one if this is an example.

  3. Zeenath says:

    I am going to try the Star Search block today for my ‘collection’
    Thank you

  4. margaret rose says:

    I wish I had all day to read every blog from start to finish, but I must get quilting. :) I really appreciated that Deanne Eisenman shared a lovely table runner pattern with us. Snugglesquilts.com is a great blog.

  5. Amy Jones says:

    I really like the color combination in Star Search by Kari Carr and I love flowers so the Pretty Iris by Yolanda Fundora is also a favorite.

  6. Brenda Vanderheyden says:

    Loved Emerald Isle, Kaleidoscope and Candy Stripes. This will be a great magazine to have for ideas.

  7. Lynn D says:

    Star Search was by far my favorite. Endless possibilities!

  8. Susan Griffith says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. There are so many great blocks I won’t know where to start.

  9. Tammy says:

    I’m looking for a long arm machine and I found this give away! Crossed Spools is by blogger and fabric designer Pam Vieira-McGinnis looks like a fun book to do! I’ll be back!

  10. Cindy Wienstroer says:

    I like the fun of imaging I could do all of them but like the hexies which I can work on when I have small amounts of time.

  11. Nancyanne C. says:

    I love the movement of the fabric in Marilyn Foreman quilts! Makes me want to take the day off and go home and quilt.

  12. Linda Erickson says:

    I liked Jennifer Schifano Thomas’s Summer’s End. Cute idea!

  13. Linda says:

    I really appreciate how some of the bloggers demonstrated their blocks in various colorways, and how the block looks in combination with sashing or other blocks in a quilt.

  14. QuiltyasCin says:

    As of today I like the Emerald Isle block….Who knows it may change tomorrow.

  15. Nancy Smith says:

    I love Erin Russek “Basket Block”. This has been on my to do list for a long time. I think that I’ve got to make it now.
    Thank you for a chance to win one of the products that your giving away.

  16. debe says:

    The rabbit cushion on Raspberry rabbits & the birdhouse on Quilt cabana patterns are 2 favorites.

  17. Wilma Searcy says:

    I would enjoy very much making Deanne Eisenman’s Prairie Sunburst block. I can visualize it in scrappy autumn colors for a table runner or wall hanging. I am an autumn person, so have quite a collection in my stash from which to choose.
    I would love to win a copy of this new book.

  18. Tiffany says:

    I like the Make Lemonade block – particularly with the table runner. So cute!

  19. Sharyn says:

    It is so nice to see a magazine working to involve quilters themselves into the magazine process rather than formal (boring) interviews, never to be acknowledged again.

  20. Denise W says:

    I think ‘Carrot Run’ from Raspberry Rabbits is just tooo cute. Thank you for sharing the fun.

  21. Nancy Sue says:

    My favorite block for the day is Jo and Kelli Kramer’s Criss Cross. Perfect for a little boy’s room with puppy prints! Added bonus to my visit was pictures of their fur babies Ruby and Puppy-cat. Was a hit with my 5 yr old son! Loved you showing their quilt using the block, and layouts. Oh, the possibilities. Kudos Jo and Kelli!!

  22. Mary Ann says:

    I was familiar with Marilyn Foreman’s many patterns using kaleidoscope blocks but was surprised and impressed by all her new patterns.

  23. Can’t wait for volume 7 next Tuesday! I really enjoyed SewHooked Blogs block “Lemons into Lemonade”, I plan to make the table runner for our summer table. Thank you for a great magazine. Sheila

  24. vera schmidt says:

    Wonderful ideas from the various quilters……love the rabbits from The Raspberry Rabbits.

  25. Rebekah Pierson says:

    I love all the applique blocks. I want to get started right away.

  26. Teana says:

    wow, gonna love this, but going to be hard to get any work done, love reading and seeing what beautiful quilts everyone is doing.

  27. Amy Parent says:

    I love Marilyn Foreman Kaleidoscope blocks and the way you can take 1 fabric and create a quilt.

  28. Patricia S says:

    Sew many to choose from! Emerald Isle is one of many blocks that caught my eye.

  29. Florence Dupuis says:

    Pretty Iris. Love foundation pieceing.

  30. Birdie says:

    Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits!! I am always so happy to see them arrive in the quilting magazines. The designs here are delightful!

  31. Kathy Ohara says:

    I’m loving Star Search by Kari Carr. Many possibilities here.
    Kathy in NJ

  32. Nancy says:


  33. Mary Eunice Weinkauf says:

    Great patterns Cannot wait to get the latest 100.

  34. Virginia Sue says:

    I love the Star Search by Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches block. I would do it in a lighter overall combination, because I love bright colors. This should be very interesting to see what other people are doing. Thanks.

  35. Merilynn Birchak says:

    New to quilting, and blogging. I am finishing my first quilt (yea)! I am already hooked and as a new quilter I am excited to see the different designs; my problem will be which one to do first.

  36. Joyce in NC says:

    I enjoyed the designs of Jacquelynne Steves on The Noble Wife blog. I love the fabric bundles that contain black and white.

  37. Leanne says:

    some fabulous block – I really loved the make lemonade block by Jennifer Ofenstein at sewhooked and also Nancy Mahoney’s Emerald Isle – it looks fantastic in the red quilt.

  38. There are some amazing designers out there! I am a fan of Faith’s work and just love the Sherbet Punch block.

  39. Beverly Randolph says:

    I especially liked Nancy Mahoney’s “reveal” that she’s starting a new quilt. There’s something special about that moment that you start pulling fabric–no matter how many times you do it! My friend Carol and I are working on Quilt of Valor quilts and it’s very exciting.

  40. Carylanne Rosten says:

    oh I definitely want to read the new book by Marie Bostwick, I don’t think there is such a thing as TOO MUCH, TEXAS. I am willing to give it a try though.. See you in the pages. “Between Heaven and Texas” as seen on the blog of Joscountryjunction

  41. Robin says:

    Hard to choose just one. I love the bunny block. Thank you for the 100 Blocks magazine. Wonderful to get so many choices from so many designers in one place.

  42. Betty Burton says:

    I like “Candy Stripe” by Jacquelynne Steves – so many variations for the quilt top.

  43. Shannon says:

    Love the candy stripe block by Jacquelynne Steves. Am looking forward to the next set of blocks.


  44. Nancy says:

    New to quilting, new to blogging, sure do enjoy the blocks. Can’t wait to try some as I have a good stash of fabrics and need to use them up. Thanks for the great ideas.

  45. Deb Semmens says:

    I really love Marilyn Forman’s block….maybe because I love purple, or maybe because I have a box of purple florals that I need to use. Either way it is wonderful!

  46. Chris says:

    I really liked Marilyn’s Kaleidoscope quilt, very pretty!

  47. Sandra Hall says:

    Learning more about quilting every day is my goal! I started with baby steps and am learning how to better every day.

  48. Peggy M. says:

    Too many to choose from!! Like picking your favorite child! Thanks, Quiltmaker for all your inspiration!

  49. Marg Corrigan says:

    Love, love ,love Emerald Isle. Really enjoying this blog hop

  50. T Craven says:

    I love the way Nancy’s emerald star plays well together. Jacqueline’s candy stripe is pretty sweet too.

  51. Judy Snider says:

    Love Erin’s basket block!!!

  52. Lisa says:

    Like them all but Sherbert Punch is my favorite

  53. Dana says:

    I really like how so many of the designers show their blocks in different colors and settings, it really starts me thinking about what I would do with that block, thanks.

  54. Kris says:

    Marilyn Formean’s kaleidescope technique! Very cool and a great web site.

  55. Heike Sterner says:

    All blocks are beautiful. Love the inspiration I get for future projects.

  56. Mary N. says:

    I love being able to Pin my favorite blocks to save and share!

  57. Susan H. says:

    Love Star Search and the Iris blocks!

  58. Patty says:

    I want to do them all!

  59. Robin says:

    I love the Star Search block, makes me want to make a lap quilt using that one block.

  60. Sonya says:

    I love Peg Spradlin’s block! The fabrics she chose are beautiful, and the quilt looks really fun!

  61. Jean Roth says:

    Thanks a bunch for the block and blog suggestions.

  62. Diane says:

    Jacquelyne Steve’s Candy Stripe block opened my eyes on ways to use stripes.

  63. I’m currently in love with the beautiful gray fabrics, so my fav is Star Search by Kari Carr, New Leaf Stitches. I have all the issues of Quiltmaker 100; so looking forward to No. 7. Thanks for chance to win.

  64. Lynda McCullough says:

    For me, it’s a toss-up between Jennifer Ofenstein’s “Lemonade” block and Jacquelyn Steves’ “Candy Stripe” block.

  65. Sherril M says:

    Love the blocks and the fabric!

  66. Charlene S says:

    The very first blog on your list plucked my heart strings. My favorite saying is “When life gives you Lemons, make Lemonade!” I will be getting this volume for that block and several others I am sure.

  67. Karen K. Wright says:

    My favorite block is “Summers End” #609

  68. Sara B says:

    Candy Stripe on The Noble Wife site is my favorite. I really like the bright version!

  69. Wow, finally some new and exciting blocks. I love them.

  70. Kris Walter says:

    Rasberry Rabbits tops my list by Michele. So very cute on quilt blocks but not so much in the gardens and tulip patches! Thanks for sharing.

  71. Judith Smith says:

    I like pieced blocks so am intrigued with Star Search. Great magazine!

  72. Debbie Grund says:

    I love them all. Not enough hours in the day to complete all that I want to do.

  73. Debra Scarimbolo says:

    So much talent and creativity in one publication, how can it not be so very inspirational!? Thanks for sharing!

  74. izzybelle says:

    I loved sewhooks lemons to lemonade. It gives me hope summer is coming to wisconsin!

  75. Kerri Myles says:

    Glad to see blog tour. Have not found volumn 7 in our area yet. Stalking the newstands.

  76. Peggy says:

    Looks like I’ll be doing lots of learning….can’t wait!

  77. Karin says:

    I love the variety of blocks – traditional to modern, pieced to applique, embroidery to thread use! It’s all so fun to look at!

  78. Carol Kirk says:

    I love Deanne Eisenman’s Prairie Sunburst. Can’t wait to get to my sewing room. Thanks to all the block contributors for a wonderful magazine!

  79. carolyn gibbons says:

    what fun all these blocks are! Couldn’t even begin to pick my favorite

  80. Beth in TN says:

    I’m glad I visited Marilyn Foreman’s blog because I was gifted the Twister tool and didn’t really know how to use it. Marilyn showed lots of possibilities with Marsha Bergren’s tool!

  81. sally says:

    I am intrigued by Mickey Depre’s patchwork made of hexagons. I read about it on Jo Morton’s website on your bloghop this morning. I would love the opportunity to win a copy of your magazine. Thank you!

  82. Darlene says:

    The Star Search block catches my attention. Yard work MUST come before sewing. Oh, well!

  83. kitty Longo says:

    Sherbet Punch is wonderful and has so much potential for different settings and colorways.
    All the blocks are great and it’s hard to pick a favorite, so I picked the one I was most likely to make for myself.

  84. Debbie says:

    This is the first time I have done this so I tink everything is wonderful. I am so new to quilting that can’t decide what I like best yet.

  85. Nancy P says:

    The spring hues of solids in Sherbet Punch by Faith Jones is the block that speaks to me. A traditional quilter for over 3 decades, I am suddenly entralled with modern styled quilting and the open spaces to do quilting.

  86. Sandi says:

    it’s fun Blog hopping as I get to see a lot of new Blogs like Sandi Colwell. I love how she made her birdhouse quilt. I also love the 100 block magazine and have all the other volumes.

  87. Ruth Smith says:

    WOW, what a way to start my day, lot’s of choices, love it, partial to the stars.

  88. Jean K says:

    It was so interesting to see them all. Marilyn Foreman really interestrd me because I liked her showing how changing Colorado placement and block placement changes the whole look of a quilt. I love that :)

  89. Rhonda laws says:

    I love Sherbert Punch – so much one could do with the

  90. Kathy Gold says:

    What wonderful ideas, so difficult to choose a favorite.

  91. Lea says:

    Erin Russek at Onepieceatatime has made one of the prettiest blocks! The blue basket and yellow flowers is a perfect example of spring! And a must have pattern!

  92. Hilary says:

    Jacquelynne Steves Candy stripe block is my favourite block and there are some great layouts she shows.

  93. I have one of the earlier magazines, and I love it.
    Will follow your hop.
    Would also love to participate in this give away.
    regards Ingrid

  94. diane beckman says:

    love all the ideas one can get from the different blogs. it is very inspirational.

  95. Karon Fuller says:

    I’m new to quilting but WOW. The fabric is awsome and the blocks are calling my name. Can’t wait to try them!

  96. becanne says:

    Oooh, thanks for linking marilyn foremans Quilt Moments – I loved the block and had a head-slap moment about the kaliedoscope blocks. I followed the link to her website and found oodles of inspiration. Off to cut some fabric….

  97. Sherry Childs says:

    So much creativity! I love to surf & observe the work of others.

  98. maggie says:

    love the star search block. given me some great ideas

  99. Celeste Catano says:

    This is a really cool idea. So much inspiration.

  100. Lea says:

    Squeal! I love it when it’s time for a new magazine!

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