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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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?


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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. Linda Carpenter says:

    I like doing a variety of quilting blocks. I like appique, red work, paper peicing (a lot of work), but by far my favorite blocks are always peiced!

  2. Anne says:

    For me, its all about color. To put them all together..the contrast..the blending..the auditioning..its all wonderful! I work on many charity projects and feel those quilts should have the same appeal as something in my own home. When you make an effort to have the color pleasing, the results are always worth it.

  3. Wendy says:

    I like piecing and embroidered blocks. Thanks for the great tour!

  4. Carol says:

    I really enjoy pieced quilts. Lately I have been enjoying scrappy quilt designs.

  5. Sallie says:

    I prefer piecing, but I’m working on applique now and have a couple more applique quilts lined up. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Ruth says:

    I love them all, they inspire me to go to better heights and set challenges for myself.
    Then the pride when all works out Who hoo!

  7. Lynda says:

    I would say piecing and English paper piecing

  8. Sherill says:

    I enjoy a mixture of applique, piecing, and hand quilting!

  9. Gretchen says:

    I love machine piecing followed by hand applique. Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway!

  10. Margaret Parks says:

    I love piecing followed by machine applique as a close second. I’m trying to get better at machine applique and love experimenting with different stitches.

  11. Mary Spraul says:

    I love piecing and hand quilting

  12. Christine says:

    English Paper Piecing is my favorite hand work. I like machine piecing and paper piecing the best.

  13. Laura says:

    I am enjoying this blog hop and seeing the different interpretations and uses for these beautiful blocks.

  14. Darlene Krystal says:

    Again… I had a great time on day 1…and just as great on today….thank you….have a great quilting day….

  15. Carol says:

    I love the drafting and piecing the blocks. With the drafting I can try many different blocks together and decide which will work the best together.

  16. Barb Colvin says:

    I love to machine applique. Once I get a couple of UFO’s out of the way, I want to try doing some applique on pieced backgrounds.

  17. sandy752 says:

    I am the most practiced at piecing but am learning applique and machine free motion quilting. i would love to have more quilting supplies.

  18. Mary P says:

    My favorite is piecing, but I’m trying to adventure out into foundation and applique.

    I am currently working on a year long BOM where get to choose which blocks (2) I do each month from QM 200 Block book, however, I’m using my 6 100 block magazines so I get to choose from 600 blocks.

  19. Kate says:

    I like machine applique the best!

  20. Shelor says:

    Whatever I’m doing is what I enjoy most!

  21. Connie Haviland says:

    My favorite quilty thing is piecing, especially scrappy. It is like life, the world and your imagination all in one. Every part adds to the whole making it special.

  22. Sally says:

    I love applique and hand quilting. I’m working on a completely appliqued table runner right now. Should be kind of nice!

  23. Tami Herman says:

    I am still very new at quilting but I am loving it. I love seeing all the different designs and ideas. I hand so some of the quilts I am and I do some on the machine. It just depends on my mood.

  24. Patti says:

    The simplier the better when it comes to technique, but I have also appliqued a few things. I love miniture quilts and other small projects. I’m not an expert by no way, but love that quilting allows you to be as creative as you want!

  25. Mom C says:

    I love piecing and FMQing. I was a whole cloth, tie with yarn quilt person for many, many years. Dating myself, all the piecing and quilting was done by hand, and I didn’t have time for all that work. Then, suddenly, it was OK to piece and quilt with the sewing machine and I fell in love. I love to take pieces of fabric and turn them into something wonderful! Thanks.

  26. Jane says:

    I love to piece blocks, the more complex the better. Love all the ideas from your magazine. It gets my creative juices flowing!

  27. Nancy Bennett says:

    My favorite technique is foundation paper piecing. My least favorite is needle turn applique.

  28. Donna Phelps says:

    Day 2 of the Blog Tour has been great. There are so many great designers out there. Today, I was most impressed by SuzGuz Designs. The Amy Butler quilt she made for Amy’s booth (2010)was gorgeous. Congrats to them both, as well as Amy’s husband who designed the quilt.Spent my afternoon reading blogs and visualizing. Such fun.

  29. Debbie Norton says:

    I like piecing, but it’s all still fairly new to me. I am having tons of fun trying free motion too!

  30. Ramona Collins says:

    I just love learning new techniques. First came piecing, then paper piecing and foundation piecing (I love doing string blocks when I am bored, always keep a old phone book and tube of strings nearby), lately I have fused appliqué on some quilts and find the possibilities are endless. Actually, there isn’t much I don’t like except sewing bindings on by hand, but I am getting better at it. Thanks for all the 100 Block fun and prizes.

  31. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says:

    My favorite part is the actual piecing. I love seeing a block come together and I especially love seeing the finished top.

  32. Ev says:

    I love to paper piece, plus block piecing. Seeing the quilt come together is always fun and rewarding.

  33. LJ says:

    Well, here’s the thing…I enjoy most every technique that I’ve tried. Sewing/quilting is in my blood. What I really need is a clean-up fairy to put everything in place while I sleep so it’s ready to go for the next time!!!

  34. Patti Guzniczak says:

    I love doing improvisational piecing. Just tried it a couple weeks ago. Love being able to slap fabrics together and whack them off where ou want to! I also love doing English Paper Piecing. I’ve made two Grandmother’s Flower Garden queen sized quilts using 1 inch hexagons. There is something very relaxing about it for me. Some say I’m crazy, but I’m good with that. :)

  35. Janet T says:

    My favorite technique is hand applique. Flowers and vines mostly. I like to do it while my husband watches TV.

  36. Karen says:

    Love all aspects of quilting, from picking out the fabric to creating the design!

  37. Lorraine Skarzynski says:

    I love piecing and machine quilting, But my favorite thing to do is sit and
    hand bind my quilts, so relaxing.

  38. I love all types, but my favorite is appliqué.
    Enjoying, following the hop and seeing all of the wonderful blocks.


  39. apple blossom says:

    I’m new to this I just finished a machine quilt my next adventure is paper piecing. I love to sew. thanks for the lovely giveaway
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  40. Teresa Perry says:

    I have just learned some new applique techniques so this is my new quilting love! Thanks for all the wonderfully inspiring ideas! And the chance to win quilty things!

  41. Kathy Clements says:

    I enjoy machine piecing but have also recently become hooked on paper piecing.

  42. LeeAnn says:

    I LOVE to piece! My sewing machine is my “therapy”.

  43. Susan C says:

    I enjoy piecing and machine appliqué. However, my favorite technique is taking that last stitch in the binding and snuggling under my completed quilt!

  44. Denise says:

    As a new quilter, I don’t yet have a favourite technique. I am surprisingly attracted to hexies, love the look of all star blocks, and I’m enjoying learning many techniques through BOMs and online tutorials. There’s so much in this field to love!!

  45. EllaDem says:

    “Silhouettes”by Edyta Sitar! I do Love the applique and this block is just Stanning!

  46. Linda Ferguson says:

    The blocks posted are looking good! I look forward to look at the copy I will buy!

  47. Julie A.B. says:

    Hello, Anything & everything to do with quilting is fun to me. I am partial to traditional piecing. Good Luck to everyone

  48. Theresa Litz says:

    I just LOVE to machine piece using one of my vintage Featherweights! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  49. Laurie Kelley says:

    I love everything about quilting but my favorite is piecing the blocks!! Love your magazine soon much!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  50. Joan H. says:

    I love piecing and hand quilting

  51. Jodi says:

    Just started quilting this January and love the piecing part of quilting, seeing how all th fabrics come together is magic.

  52. Rebecca Clarke says:

    I love machine piecing, I am pretty lazy so I like things I can do “NOW”.
    I have discovered foundation paper piecing lately which I quite enjoy though.

  53. Bonnie Coleman says:

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE PIECING! The process is so soothing, whether by machine or hand piecing. I have a beautiful Storm at Sea top that I entirely hand cut by template, then hand pieced. It is beautiful…..and I must get it quilted! Love the opportunity to win in the Blog Hop!

  54. Lisa says:

    I love to machine piece so the top comes together quickly then I can slow down and hand quilt.

  55. Tammy Carr Cruickshank says:

    I am enjoying paper piecing currently, and loving it ..especially using up scraps, dointhe “Wild & Goosey” by Bonnie Hunter, Quiltmaker May/June ’13!

  56. Bonnie Thiem says:

    I just love all these blocks. It really makes me thinking about my next quilt. Hope i win a book.

  57. Norie Mohs says:

    I enjoy machine piecing with paper piecing and English paper piecing on the side. Love your magazine.

  58. Georgie says:

    I love to hand quilt. It’s so relaxing & peaceful.

  59. Jinnine Pearce says:

    I most enjoy piecing but find trying new techniques adds new favourites such as paper foundation piecing.

  60. Robyn Brown says:

    I love applique.

  61. Karen McManus says:

    I most enjoy piecing because I see progress quickly. I also enjoy all the possibilities when combining design and color. Appliqué is always a pleasant and restful change of pace and it is more portable.

  62. Sherry says:

    I like piecing the best. I have been bitten by the hexie bug so I am working on 2 projects using hexagons.

  63. Kathy says:

    I like machine piecing, sometime designing my own, mystery quilts are fun, kits for a vacation, and planning the machine quilting motif as I piece. Also like to try all things quilting at least once.

  64. Amy Lause says:

    Well my favorite type of quilting is traditional piecing. I am a big fan of Bonnie Hunter and have done several of her mysteries. I also just generally like traditional quilt patterns. These Quiltmaker 100 block magazines are SO awesome and I get so many ideas and such inspiration from them! Thanks so much for giving them to us!

  65. Susan Blumenshein says:

    I’m a relative newbie at quilt making. I have enjoyed putting together several rag quilts. I have also done paper foundation and I enjoy that. Right now I am working on a spiderweb foundation quilt using up my scrap strips and I love the way it is looking! Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. jmniffer says:

    I like piecing the best but have recently been introduced to wool applique and it is quickly moving up the list! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  67. Leanne says:

    My favorite is piecing. I love how different fabrics can come together and make one block look completely different. That is why the 100 blocks can be infinitely versatile.

  68. Marianne M says:

    I enjoy piecing, watching your creation come together always gives me a thrill. But hand applique and stitching the binding on the back are my secret “feel good” pleasures!

  69. Margaret K. says:

    My favorite piecing is anything I can make with my AccuQuilt die cutting system.

  70. Janet H. Kirby says:

    My favorite technique is machine quilting. I love deciding which quilting patterns will enhance the quilt the most.

  71. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    I enjoy piecing the most. I would love to learn Machine Quilting but haven’t quite gotten there yet!

  72. Jill Fraczek says:

    I love paper piecing and most machine piecing, especially chain sewing. I’m learning to like applique.

  73. Becky Smith says:

    Applique…….love the results I see. Still in the learning stages but it’s a “go with me” technique which makes it even better!

  74. Elaine Schwan says:

    I enjoy machine piecing and have become enthralled with sting piecing and chain peicing with scraps.

  75. Deb W says:

    I like machine piecing. You can get a lot accomplished in 15 or 30 minute increments.

  76. Cindi C says:

    I like machine piecing. Get lots accomplished!

  77. Lynn says:

    I love English paper piecing.

  78. Donna Desruisseaux says:

    I love piecing blocks – especially chain piecing!!!

  79. nmoir says:

    I would have to say my favorite technique for blocks is piecing, and Free motion quilting on my sewing machine, I have done some paper piecing, but I am still fairly new at quilting and still learning all of the different types
    happy sewing

  80. bron says:

    I love looking at each of the designers and their blocks, and reading their blogs. It is giving me inspiration to want to create more.

  81. Linda says:

    I love machine piecing and quilting, but I most admire hand applique! It’s on my list of techniques I want to learn!

  82. JanetB says:

    I love piecing. The Stepping Stone Stars block is right up my alley. Once the top is done, I love machine quilting with my HQ Avante using my ProStitcher.

  83. Helen Poole says:

    I like to machine piece and I am a novice at machine quilting. I like trying new blocks that look like they would be hard but with such great detailed instructions , it is easy to put together, especially a BOM or a Quilt a Long. I have learned so much from the ladies that share their talent with new quilters like myself.

  84. Diana says:

    I have been enjoying appliqueing lately & I am starting a project with English Paper Piecing a hexagon quilt that I am really excited about. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  85. Liz says:

    Machine piecing is my favorite.

  86. Clari says:

    I love to machine piece and FMQ. Lately I’ve been experimenting with foundation paper piecing and the blocks come out with such precision.

  87. Michele says:

    My favorite is hand piecing. I get too tense when I machine piece but I am doing more of it in order to get things finished.

  88. I LOVE hand applique!

  89. Katy says:

    I am still learning many of the techniques used in quilting. I love seeing the pieces becoming blocks that fit together to make the whole quilt.

  90. I enjoy the whole process…but the beginning designing time and the the final quilting time are my favorite parts.

  91. Susan kastner says:

    As a beginning quilter, my favorite aspect of quilting, is piecing.

  92. Vicki Hill says:

    I love to machine piece best and then hand sewing binding.

  93. Donna says:

    I like to piece the quilts, but have done some applique by machine. I prefer hand quilting but am getting use to doing machine quilting. I really want to try English paper piecing and paper piecing sometime. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!!!

  94. Beverly Porter says:

    My favorite designer today, day 2, is Celine Perkins. I loved the color combinations and designs. I will definitely look at more on her website.

  95. Joanna says:

    One of the designers asked the same question, so I’ll give the same answer. I like both piecing and applique, but it seems as if I do more of the former.

  96. Donna says:

    My favorite activities are sewing the blocks and assembling them on my display board.

  97. Amy Makson says:

    I love to piece, and to do hand applique. Basically I love to try new techniques whenever I can.

  98. Rene says:

    My favorite type of quilting is paper piecing. I also enjoy making blocks that use larger pieces of fabric sewn together then cut and re-sewn. Like the different versions of the disappearing four patch or nine patch.

  99. Polly Hada says:

    Hard to choose, because they are all so wonderful, but hand applique would have to be my favorite!

  100. Kylie C says:

    I really enjoy traditional piecing and FMQ on my regular machine!

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