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

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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. Heather says:

    I love that Sewhooked is participating in a Doctor Who Stitch Along! Stitch Along’s are so fun, and if it weren’t for Sewhooked, I wouldn’t have found it! :)

  2. I love all the differant fabrics used. There can be so many colors used to make each block something of your own.

  3. Cidneebear says:

    Love all of the blocks! They inspires me to finish my projects in progress, and start my new ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! I love books. You can always go and look through them for inspiration and ideas. This looks like a good one.

  4. Donna G says:

    So much talent! Very inspiring for a new quilter like me. Thanks!

  5. Gwen W says:

    I like Nancy Mahoney’s block and the variety of settings she shared.

  6. Bridget says:

    I love the bunny block and cushion on the Raspberry Bunnies blog.

  7. Jeanne K. says:

    I am amazed at all the talent out there. I am new to quilting so I look to all these smart folks who are giving me so much inspiration. Keep it coming. Hope I win something as I don’t have much of a “stash”.

  8. Anda says:

    I love everything that Gail Pan Designs creates! Thanks for the chance to win! awolk at rogers dot com

  9. susan galasso says:

    I love the scrappy version of Snugglesquilts block, and using it as a runner will be a quick project. I look forward to the new issue every year.
    Susan in PA

  10. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for a hence to win a great prize. Love blog tours.

  11. Denise Monday says:

    Prairie sunbursts on Snuggles Quilts is my favorite.

  12. Shirley Abel says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to discover more encouraging blogsites. They are so inspiring. I love the work that Nancy Mahoney does. There’s always something new to learn. I’ve visited several of the sites. Now I’m on to visiting all the rest of the sites listed!

  13. Carol Kuse says:

    My first blog and posting. This may be addictive. Same as quilting and genealogy. Thank you for my introduction.

  14. physicsmom says:

    Thanks for the chance to preview your latest 100 Blocks Magazine. I had fun visiting the various blog sites. My favorite blocks are “Star Search” by Kari Carr, “Kaleidoscope Symphony” by Marilyn Foreman, and “Pay Day” by Peg Spradlin. (Unfortunately, Peg doesn’t have a comment section, so I couldn’t rave about her design directly). I’m looking forward to following the Blog hop the rest of the week.

  15. Terry Jennings says:

    I am with you Debbie, so much fabric and so little time.

  16. Bernie S says:

    I love all the blogs and learn so much.

  17. Linda K says:

    Really cute candy stripe block on “The Noble Wife” blog. It was so interesting to see all of the different ways to set the block. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Sandeep Schmidt says:

    Love my book!

  19. Darlene Thompson says:

    Pretty Iris by Yolanda Fundora of Urban Amish…..beautiful block.
    I am waiting for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7 to hit our news stand……beautiful magazines, I treasure all of them!!!!

  20. Cindy says:

    I weally woved waspberry wabbets. — Elmer Fudd

  21. mary says:

    It would be hard to pick I like them all.

  22. Barbara Garris says:

    Oh, so many blocks…and variations! I love the Star Search!! So many possibilities….I love creating them in my head….then seeing them for real!

  23. stephanie.O says:

    I like the lemonaide design on Sew Hooked.

  24. Karen R. says:

    It was hard to pick a favorite. The two I liked best were the lemonade block and table runner and the emeral isle block

  25. Mischelle Pierce says:

    I like the Block #661 – Prairie Sunburst from Snuggles Quilts.com

  26. Tami Herman says:

    Wow, I could not find just one I liked. I really like Emerald Isle by Nancy Mahoney, Kaleidoscope Star #664 from Quilt Moments, “Pay Day” by Peg Spradlin; and Candy Stripe by The Noble Wife. I am really looking forward to this coming out.

  27. Julie A.B. says:

    hello, Marilyn Foreman of quilt moments has so many interesting patterns to use with large prints. Thank-you

  28. Marty Copelin says:

    It is hard to pick a favorite; lots of great ideas and blocks.

  29. Rebecca Clarke says:

    I think the Applique rabbits from The Raspberry Rabbit are incredible, they are so much more fiddly than I would ever try but they are so cute.

  30. Monica says:

    I really liked all the designers but especially liked Yolanda Fundora’s Iris, oh and I loved Michelle’s Bunnies and who can resist Lemons into Lemonade?!

  31. Sandi Makowski says:

    So excited about the new 100 Blocks issue. I love all the possibilities, but I especially enjoy anything created by Nancy Mahoney. Her Emerald Isles block on the cover if stunning in many formats. Can’t wait to try it.

  32. Patti Guzniczak says:

    I love the Sherbet Punch block! Great colors!

  33. Sharon Wandrey says:

    I’ve just started quilting and I’m definitely hooked :) I would love to win the book to add to my oh so small collection!

  34. Sher Stiles says:

    Thanks for giving us a chance to see and read so many wonderful blogs and a chance to win a copy of the magazine. I can’t pick just one, I enjoyed something from each of them. Looking forward to doing this each day for the next week or so. Fabulous fun.

  35. Debbie Underwood says:


  36. Dot Clark says:

    Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful designers with us. I can’t wait to start in on a new project!

  37. Brenda says:

    Loving what I’m seeing so far, but I think that Gail Pan’s block will really challeng me to step out of my comfort zone and do something different

  38. Beth says:

    The featured blocks are wonderful.

  39. Traci says:

    So excited about the new magazine. Love Love all the blocks…amazing what a little fabric and time can create…a priceless quilt.

  40. Maria Lucia Volpe says:

    I love paper piecing.

  41. Linda says:

    I really like all the interesting possibilities. Looks like I need to add a few more projects to my to do list, but hummm…which on first?

  42. EllaDem says:

    Love, love the “Summer’s End”, block #609 by Jennifer Schifano Thomas! Always enjoy yours applique blocks in the 100 Block magazines!

  43. Diane says:

    I like Nancy Mahoney’s Emerald Isle block. Will make a beautiful quilt. :)

  44. Jane says:

    This is an awesome site, I have just started quilting this past year and love it. Wanting to get all kinds of ideas. Thank you in advance!!!

  45. Virginia Bell says:

    It was so good to see so many different sites to go to for patterns and other information about quilting. Only one problem – if I check them all out, I won’t have any time to stitch !!!!

  46. Donna Phelps says:

    I cannot begin to explain how this thrills me and my imagination. Not only getting to view the 100 blocks but getting to meet the designers on the Blog Tour. What a wealth of information. This is my first experience with Quiltmakers 100 Blocks and I am energized and thinking of upcoming projects. Erin Russek has long been one of my favorites but with all the new blogs I have read, I know I will be adding to my favorites list. Thank you.

  47. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    Prairie Sunburst is my favorite block of the day. It would be fun to play with various colors & patterns.

  48. Deb says:

    I love the colors Nancy Mahoney uses!

  49. vera wolf says:

    Fabric is beautiful and just looking at the blocks makes creative juices flow.

  50. Denise says:

    I am inspired by many of today’s bloggers, but I REALLY love the Priarie Sunburst block!

  51. Carol Born says:

    I love Michelle’s bunnies. Such cute work. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful sites.

  52. Lois says:

    I love the Star Search block. My friend’s mother passed away and I was given her stash and would love to make this into a table top for her from her mother’s stash.

  53. Ellen Edwards says:

    Wow this looks like this will be fun! The blogs are ones I’ve not seen before and I know I’ll be following several of them from now on. Thanks! Quilt Cabana Patterns has several unique embroideries on blocks that are beautiful.

  54. Joan Costenero says:

    Love to look at all the great blocks and color combinations!

  55. Millie says:

    Wow, this was a tough choice. My very favorite was Kaleidoscope Star with a close second of Candy Stripe. I really enjoy using large floral patterns, and using the kaleidoscope method it such fun. I haven’t been sewing lately(moving, yuk) but now I have to get my sewing room back together and get busy. Thank you for the nudge!

  56. Tiffany says:

    I like the lemons into lemonade mini quilt!

  57. Dorreen says:

    Only one thing we liked? I liked a HUNDRED! LOL love them all and setting up materials to do some in a wedding quilt sampler. Peg’s block seems to capture in one block a lot of the ones I’ve in mind to use. AWESOME!

  58. DARCI HARDING says:

    emerald isle in red is very nice!!

  59. Amy Makson says:

    Wow.. so many wonderful things on the blogs. One of my favorites was quilt moments.. lots of displays of quilt variations and fabric variations of the same design.

  60. GERRY BARKER says:


  61. Patricia Tilbe says:

    I have really enjoyed todays quilt blocks. THis has inspired me to get back to quiliting again in the next little while. I have to set up the sewing room first.

  62. Betty Jo Chaplin says:

    I can’t wait to do Gail Pan’s block with applique and stitchery. Thanks.

  63. Anne Markol says:

    Oh, the inspiration. Sometimes I need a little push to get going. Yup, this did it.

  64. I love Jo’s Country Junction’s Criss Cross block! So cute and useable!

  65. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says:

    I absolutely love Nancy Mahoney’s block, especially the layout she did in red/white/black. It is absolutely gorgeous!

  66. Gail Smith says:

    first time ever!

  67. marta stefik says:

    I love Prairie Sunburst block from Deane Eisenman. In month of may i am going to make table runner from leftover squers (scrapy look). If I dont win your book, I sure going to buy. there is lots of interestin blocks, but i am crazy about hqalf squeres an windmils. So Prairie Sunburst is my first choice.

  68. Marilyn A Lapniewski says:

    I’ve never entered one of these contests or written a comment on the blocks I like. I never did paper piecing And I do like the Iris block It would be fun to try. The grey and red star square I love. The colors and I love star blocks I sure hope I win I usually. Never win in contest but this will be fun to see the block you put on each day and how I could use them in the quilt I’m designing

    Thank you for taking the time out to read this and keep quilting

  69. Lily Kamikihara says:

    All great blogs. I especially liked Noble Wife. I liked the block and the many ways for setting the blocks and colorways.

  70. Sheila Wooten says:


    What a wonderful opportunity for a “new quilter”, like myself, to learn about all of the wonderful blocks available. I am so excited to get started and learn what each designer has to offer,

    Thanks so much for the email.

  71. Starr DeJesus says:

    The “Pretty Iris” by Yolanda Fundora catches my eye. I could have a whole table runner of them in no time…just in time for Spring!

  72. Loris Mills says:

    Well, it is hard to pick just one thing from those great posts from the designers. I loved the lemonade block, and the candy stripe block and well, just seeing all their blogs! This looks like a wonderful edition of Quiltmaker Blocks. I can’t wait to see it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  73. Tina Nelson says:

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

  74. Mary Arline Smith says:

    It is almost an impossible question to answer….which block to choose…..
    enjoyed the bios, block design methods, as well as fabric choices and
    quilting project ideas! Will select “Emerald Isle”!

  75. Suji says:

    This is a first for me, following blogs. It has been fun and informative.

  76. Milla Machova says:

    I like the Star by Kari Carr.

  77. Judy C says:

    I really like the Emerald Isle and Star Search. There are many that have hit my need to do list.

  78. DeeLyn Marshall says:

    What a wonderful lineup of fabric artists and their designs. It was fun to look at the sketches to see how they worked forward from the beginning design. All of the designs are so wonderful. But I think my favorite has to be the birds and birdhouse from quiltcabanapatterns.com I am in my “birds and birdhouses” phase of design, and this pattern really spoke to me! The possibilities there are endless, with variations of colors in both the birds and the birdhouses as well as the backgrounds. What fun!!

  79. Linda Milward says:

    For me it is Matilda Fabric by Alice kennedy for Timeless Treasures .. I downloaded the quilt pattern to put on my to do l
    ist :)

  80. Judy says:

    Beautiful!! Kaleidoscope Star #664 using large print fabrics with “4-patch kaleidoscopes” in block centers found on wordpress site.

  81. Gail Lewis says:

    I love the Star Search by Kari Carr

  82. beverly says:


  83. Alberta Roberts says:

    This is all sew wonderful. It’s like being at at quilt festival/retail market but on the computer. AND…no sore feet! LOVE IT.

  84. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I really liked Gail Pan’s block – I would never think to do embroidery, but I really love it!

  85. Vida says:

    So much inspiration. Love the Noble Wife”s candy stripe. I can see it in a Christmas Table Runner. Thank you for all the great sites to visit

  86. Sandy Parmegiani says:

    I enjoyed learning that there are all of thoses blogs out there to participate in and learn from. Thanks for publishing and looking forward to more.

  87. Sonia Folsom says:

    Loved Nancy Mahoney’s block. She also showed different color settings, alternate blocks and full size quilts.

  88. linda feltner says:

    I love them all, I am new to quilting, as a matter of fact, just plain new to sewing, and I am so excited I love it I can’t wait to finish my first quilt, and I love all these blocks I want to do them all , lol

  89. Laurie says:

    Lemonade for me – I am ready for Spring to arrive and stay. Am in no hurry for the humidity of summer to make its appearance.

  90. Lisa Garrett says:

    I like the Star Search block by Kari Carr.

  91. Carol Riggert says:

    I love iris and can’t wait to play with that bock

  92. Judy R says:

    Gail Pan Designs gets my vote – it has all my favorite things to do in one Block. Good work, Gail. Judy R from Buffalo

  93. Roxanne Denhollander says:

    To get a chance to meet and to know the designers through this blog is incredible and wonderful. Now i want to try everything that is being offered. Oh my goodness where will I put it all – and there were suggestions for that too. Wonderful. Wonderful. Thanks.

  94. Anne Kambic says:

    “Lemons into Lemonade” is my favorite.

  95. Mary Walker says:

    I love Star Search! Can’t wait to try it out!

  96. Kris S says:

    I love the simple embroidery on Gail Pan’s block. So much to see and enjoy.

  97. Karen Pierce says:

    Love seeing new ideas for quilts I am just learning about them to decide what my first quilt will be.

  98. Angelia L. says:

    I really enjoyed reading all the blogs and have added a few projects to my to do list. A few of my favorites are Prairie Sunburst by Snuggles Quilts and Emerald Isle by Nancy Mahoney. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  99. Charyl Garman says:

    I can identify with Deanna and Snuggles; Our cat, Phebe tests out all of my quilts even when they are pinned for quilting. Apparently the pea does not irritate her.

  100. Linda Armenti says:

    Don’t care how many times the Blog Hop happens, I still look so forward to it! Just finished my first day of checking out all the blogs. My fave block was from The Noble Wife (Candy Stripe). I did find a couple of new blogs to read and a pattern from Marilyn Foreman (Ribbon Candy). Can’t wait to start on today’s blog post with a fresh cup of coffee!

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