100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2, Giveaways!

Welcome to Day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. We’re off to a great start!

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I hope that yesterday you got a feel for how the blog tour works.

• Did you discover some new designers?
• Are ideas percolating for you?
• Maybe you’re itching to sew? That’s the idea!


QMMS 130033 SITAR 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2, Giveaways!

Sneak peek! Silhouettes was designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. Appears in Volume 7, available by May 7, 2013. Fabric: Batiks by Edyta Sitar for Moda Fabrics.

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We’re pleased to have three industry sponsors today. Follow the links to see what’s up their creative sleeve.


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Visit the Handi Quilter blog



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QMMS 130033 ARMBRESTER 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2, Giveaways!

Sneak peek! Rainbow Brick Road was designed by Pippa Armbrester of Pippa Patchwork. Appears in Volume 7, available by May 7, 2013. Fabric: Kona Solids from Robert Kaufman.

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Be sure to scroll down for the giveaway on this post. Wouldn’t it be fun to find these in your mailbox?


Day2Prizes 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2, Giveaways!

A variety of prizes from generous sponsors are in today's bundles.

Now let’s get you started with today’s 100 Blocks designers. I hope you’ll find lots to enjoy.

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Elizabeth Dackson  dontcallmebetsy.com
  2. Jackie Robinson  animasquiltsblog.com
  3. Jessie Kurtz  hardinghilldesigns.com
  4. AnneMarie Chany  genxquilters.com
  5. Cheryl Lunch  cheryllynchquilts.blogspot.com
  6. Susan Guzman  suzguzdesigns.blogspot.com
  7. Celine Perkins  perkinsdrygoods.com
  8. Stacey Carey  staceysplace.com
  9. Kay Mackenzie  allaboutapplique.net
  10. Cyrille Zellweger  bubblestitchquilts.blogspot.com
  11. Meagan Taylor & Kristi Jones  meagsandme.blogspot.com
  12. Nancy McNally  nancysonestitchatatime.blogspot.com

And here are a few more delightful blocks.


QMMS 130033 CALLAHAN 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2, Giveaways!

Sneak peek! Professor Mousestache designed by Sonja Callaghan of Artisania. Appears in Volume 7, out by May 7. Fabric: Quilter's Linen and Kona Colids, all from Robert Kaufman.

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QMMS 130033 MCCLOSKEY 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2, Giveaways!

Sneak peek! Stepping Stone Stars was designed by Marsha McCloskey. Appears in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7, available by May 7, 2013.

pin it button 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2, Giveaways!Let’s do a giveaway. We have three prize bundles with items from Moda Fabrics, Handi Quilter, Robert Kaufman Fabrics and more. And we have issues, always issues!

Leave a comment here before midnight Wednesday, May 1 and tell us your favorite quilting technique, e.g. piecing, applique, foundations, machine quilting, machine embroidery or anything else you enjoy. We’ll pick winners on Thursday and announce them here. Good luck!

The 100 Blocks Day 2 winners are: Janet T. (#466), Ramona Collins (#471) and Elizabeth McDonald (#280)

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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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729 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2, Giveaways!

  1. Sheila says:

    Amazingly fun blocks and fabric!

  2. Valerie Studer says:

    So much inspiration, right now I am loving Machine Applique. Piecing small quilts.

  3. Barbara Anderson says:

    Wow! Looking at the big package giveaway, I felt a deja vu moment. It was like being a kid again……..at Christmas! I learned about the blog tour through my regular emails from Quiltmaker. This is a great place if you have any creative juices running through you. Thanks for a wonderful week. Can’t wait for the book.

  4. jane denny says:

    I love machine piecing!

  5. Dee says:

    Such beautiful blocks – thank you so much for providing this hop.

  6. Debbie Barnes says:

    The blocks are beautiful. Cant’ wait until the next issue comes out!!!

  7. I am primarily a piecer, but also love embroidery

  8. Carol Berge says:

    I so love all things about quilting. I have lost interest in all my other hobbies.

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy of volume 7.

  9. Martina says:

    I love applique, stitching and paperpiecing.

  10. Pamela J. Rapp says:

    I love all types of machine-piecing. I really enjoy challenging blocks with lots of pieces and I also love to paper-piece.

  11. Judy G says:

    I love piecing and hand-quilting traditional quilts, but lately have been experimenting with machine embroidered quilts.

  12. Gloria Bruce says:

    I just love to piece, piece and piece some more!!

  13. Grace K says:

    When I got my embroidery machine, it was fun to incorporate the designs, but over time, just piecing has become my fav technique. New and different designs are interesting but Mystery quilts are the best for me.

  14. Carol W says:

    I enjoy machine quilting when I can take time for intricate quilting.

  15. Karrie Smith says:

    I love applique! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Pamela R in Leaburg says:

    These giveaways make me hyperventilate with excitement! always love a new project. thks

  17. Bonnie says:

    My favorite quilting technique is paper piecing. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. Dorreen says:

    I love the hand quilting part. Recently I finished a quilt my grandmother started. My grandmother made the quilt top in 1932, a double wedding ring. All from old clothes and feed sacks. In 2007 my grandmother gave the quilt top to my mom. Christmas 2010 my mom gave the quilt top to me because she knew I loved to hand quilt, and I live in a 150+ yr old house (perfect to showcase the quilt in LOL) My grandmother hand pieced all those small slices, 2×1 inch, into a quilt top measuring 69×81. I kept the edge with the curves when I did the binding. I so love this quilt. It has a wonderful story and I look forward to quilting (by hand of course) the quilts my aunts received from my grandmother also. There are pictures of it on my facebook page.

  19. Colette says:

    I love to piece and the more practice I have the more accurate I get which is great.

  20. Sandy W. says:

    Piecing and hand embroidery are my favorite techniques, but I’ll willing work on paper piecing and foundation work. My least favorite is needle turn applique. I only do it with much mumbling and grumbling. Edyta Sitar’s pattern is so tempting though.

  21. Tania says:

    I’m loving paper piecing at the moment. Tricky, but very rewarding!

  22. Charlotte Betts says:

    My favorite quilting technique is piecing followed by machine quilting. I love it when I can see my quilts completed. I may have to give applique a try soon after seeing Edyta Sitar’s block……love it!

  23. Christine Bowens says:

    Machine quilting is turning out to be my favorite. I also love machine piecing

  24. Linda says:

    I like to try a little bit of everything. Almost everything I do has piecing but then I usually mix in some appliqué or embroidery. Whatever strikes me as fun!

  25. Janet Siler says:

    I love, love, love applique of all sorts. I’m anxious to start some hexagons using some old fabric I inherited.

  26. Alberta Roberts says:

    I prefer to do piecework by hand. There is nothing as comforting as the feel of cloth as you work with it. Also, handwork can be done anywhere: while waiting in a doctor’s office; on a trip by car, plane or train; while the TV is on. Anytime you have downtime and/or have to wait. I like to work with just plain ole nine patch and I also like to work with stars. Additionally, keeping my hands busy keeps them out of the candy bowl, cookie jar, etc. Hand quilting is much more effective than diet fads. The block Stepping Stones would fill all my preferences in piecing a block.

  27. cindy tarrell says:

    I have to say that piecing is my favorite so far – still consider myself a beginner so my machine quilting is still a work in progress. Or should aI say a work in practice, practice, practice.

  28. Peggy Malone says:

    I love embroidery, applique and piecing, they just soothe the soul. I really do like the block you previewed today. It is really nice.

  29. Charlene F. says:

    Luv to set the blocks together and see the entire quilt!

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