100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4 Giveaways

The week is flying by. Welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour.

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More quilty prizes are up for grabs today, courtesy of two generous sponsors.

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• Best-selling author Marie Bostwick has sent books for our prize bundles. You may be familiar with her Cobbled Court Quilts series.

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Troy Riverwoods Collection has sent fabric bundles. See the photo above—don’t they look inviting?


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Sneak peek: Penny Penguin by Beth Maddocks, appears in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7, available by May 7

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Let’s go blog touring!

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Kathy K. Wylie  kathykwylie.com/blog
  2. Judy Laquidara  patchworktimes.com
  3. Amy Smart  diaryofaquilter.com
  4. Becky Goldsmith  pieceocake.typepad.com
  5. Melissa Corry  happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com
  6. Fat Quarter Shop  fatquartershop.blogspot.com
  7. Pam Buda  heartspunquilts.blogspot.com
  8. Robin Koehler  nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com
  9. Sandy Fitzpatrick  sandyfitzpatrick.wordpress.com
  10. Pam Vieira-McGinnis  pamkittymorning.blogspot.com
  11. Barbara Bieraugel  barbarabieraugeldesigns.blogspot.com
  12. Pat Harrison  oceanwavesquilting.blogspot.com


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Sneak peek: Bows and Arrows by Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design

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Let’s move to the giveaways. For your chance to win one of today’s prize packages plus a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7, leave a comment before midnight on Friday, May 3, estimating how much time you’ve spent on the blog tour so far. Don’t worry, however much it is—we’re all in the same boat!

The winners of the Day 4 prizes are:  Joanna (#214), Alyce (#331) and LJ (#360). Thank you for participating!

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Sneak peek: Fizzy Pop by Kay Gentry of Noble Needle

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We’ll choose winners and announce them here. Good luck!

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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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489 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4 Giveaways

  1. Diann Cornell says:

    I’ve probably spent a couple of hours so far.

  2. Cindy Tarrell says:

    apprently not enough because I missed the first two giveaways!!

  3. Celeste says:

    Probably 30 minutes a day although I’d like to spend more time on it. It’s fun and I like seeing the different blogs, new ideas, new projects, etc.

  4. SewCalGal says:

    Beautiful blocks. Probably 30-45 minutes each day. Quite fun. Also fun to look around the blogs for tutorials, tips and inspiration, as one visits.


  5. Gena in Dallas says:

    I estimate about 6 hours. Good thing you didn’t ask how much money I’ve spent so far!! LOL

  6. Shirley V D says:

    Oh dear…. I think I am spending about 2-3 hours or more on the tour each day. As with other commenters, my work, that I SHOULD be doing is piling up!! Good thing it is only for a week. So glad that I can though. ;) thanks for the tour and the great chances to win a prize.

  7. Linda S says:

    I spend about 30min to 1 hour a day during my lunch hopping. What fun!

  8. Amy says:

    I try to keep blog reading to less than an hour a day.

  9. Allison says:

    I spend about an hour each day on the blog

  10. Shhhh – at least an hour each day!

  11. More than I should considering the way my house looks. It seems like it takes me longer than an hour though…maybe I browse too long.

  12. donna says:

    Each day have faithfully checked the squares. Am really enjoying this.

  13. Rose says:

    About an hour each day. Thanks for such an awesome magazine and for the chance to win.

  14. Karin says:

    I’m loving looking at the variety! I spend about 30 minutes a day! Fun!

  15. Eva says:

    I must be spending hours each day following all the blogs on this tour, love the blocks, fabrics, and prizes.

  16. Mary C in WA says:

    I forgot to estimate how much time I’ve spent on this Blog tour. It’s been at least 2 hours a day. I Know 6 of the ones on todays tour, so I could be here longer. Thanks Diane!

  17. Suzie says:

    Just an hour or two–too much fun!

  18. Darrell says:

    Oh at least 15 hours… and I have barely started today’s blogs.

  19. Jo C says:

    I have spent a few hours a day both on the blog and with sharing thoughts and ideas with friends.

  20. Denise says:

    I keep saying that I’ll only be looking for an hour a day, but then I look deeper into the blogs and checkout websites and next thing 2 hours are gone!

  21. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I have spent at least a couple hours a day with this tour and have enjoyed every minute of it. The blocks are amazing. Thank you for sharing..

  22. Janice says:

    Way too much time. I get on with my morning cup of java and suddenly surface a considerable time later to find the breakfast diashes still in the sink, the bed still unmade, the weeds in the garden unpulled…. well you get the idea. This is way too much fun.

  23. Donna Amos says:

    Probably about eight hours. So far have been to each of the blogs. My goodness, such a talented bunch of designers. I love looking at how they use their patterns and the fabrics they select. Get so many good ideas.

  24. Lou Brewer says:

    After just two days, I know I have spent 3 hours and now I’m ready to spend more time today checking out today’s sites.

  25. Cherie says:

    Maybe 30 minutes each day. But I’m definitely going to go back to some of the blogs and spend more time.

  26. Marsha Savage says:

    Not sure how much time. I have visited each of the sites each day but not always at the same time — minutes here, minutes there. It has been so much fun. Some beautiful blocks.

  27. Sharon Judkins says:

    Probably 2-3 hours each day since it started. So much pretty stuff to look at. Got to see them all!

  28. KT says:

    I’ve spent at least 4 hours so far–probably more as I steal moments when I can throughout my day. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Hueisei says:

    I think at least two hours each day.

  30. Pat Ladd Smith says:

    I’m a newbee on reading the Blog Tour and this 100 blocks giveaways. I’m making time to read all blogs and I’m guessing 1 to 2 hours a day. At the age of 70 I have a few quilty pleasures. So many Project Linus quilts to finish. I make 100+ Security Blankets a year for children newborn to 18. I want to use up all my talent God gave me for others before I have to leave. You only pass this way once and I read read, cut cut and sew sew. I love all the pictures and patterns. Reading about the spotlight quilter and shops is the bonus.

  31. Donna T says:

    Fabric and projects and tools — oh my! I’ve spent 6 hours so far today alone getting immersed in this fun!

  32. barb price says:

    at least an hour a day but it’s worth it. there’s so many great blogs

  33. Mary C in WA says:

    Hopping every day and making my list of Blocks for future projects. Looks like I’ll be making a bunch of the Blocks in this issue for Christmas gifts. SHHHH Don’t tell my kids.
    Hope I win this Prize, I love to read Marie’s Books too! Doing two blog tours this week is making my computer time longer in the morning.

  34. claire says:

    All I know is I’ve been sitting here with coffee and there is hardly any sense of time…I’m enjoying myself immensely. AT LEAST 2 hours a day!

  35. Jennifer says:

    I’m estimating that I’m about at 4-ish hours – maybe an hour a day of pure quilty inspiration bliss!

  36. I have probably put in 1/2 to 3/4 hours per day on the hop. Thanks for the chance on you lovely giveaway.

  37. Linda Ferguson says:

    I have spent at least a half an hour each day. Thanks for the fun!

  38. I keep popping in throughout the day so it’s hard to say just how long… I’m probably spending at least an hour on the blog tour each day. It’s fun to find new blogs, and I usually strat scrolling through past posts after I leave a comment. Thanks for all of the fun!!

  39. Claudia says:

    This is my first day to drop in. I have some catching up to do. Kathy Wiley was in my email box, so I had a snoop there. Marie Bostwick dropped in last night, but I was too tired to give her a look. Sun has finally shown up in my corner of the world, so I have two temptations.

  40. Janet Sabol says:

    I’ve really enjoyed checking out the blogs of the different designers for the past few days. I’ve found some favorites. Hope I can win. Thanks!

  41. Deanna says:

    I’ve maybe spent an hour coveting magazines and beautiful blocks. Thanks for the fun!

  42. marta says:

    first think in the morning after coffee is checking several quilting blogs for couple of hours, even more this week. thank you

  43. Susan Shaw says:

    I guess I’ve spent about 8 hours so far on the Tour. Not only do I enjoy the new blocks in the publication, but also I enjoy reading the participants’ other blog posts about blocks, quilt, and inspirations.

  44. Lynda Parker says:

    I’m guessing about 4 hours so far. It’s kind of mean for you to make me think about that!

  45. Nancy Sue says:

    A couple hours a day are spent reading all the blogs and getting absorbed in their blocks and ideas. However, I’m not counting the chin in my hand, eyes glazed over daydreaming of which block to do first and with what. I end up catching myself trying to go to 100 block daydreams! It’s wonderful to have an issue chocked full of inspiration! And don’t ask me how much time I spend pouring through the issue once I get the hardcopy in my hand. After I’m through with it, you’d think I had held the magazine outside the car window cruising at 60 mph…in the rain!

  46. Valorie Spanogle says:

    Since this started I have spent at least 5 hours a day going from blog to blog and exploring. I never knew the online quilting world was so big! Thank you for opening my eyes!

  47. marian says:

    probably about 4 hours

  48. Toni Anne Potter says:

    Early in the morning I spend about an hour, later in the evening when everyone’s down for the night maybe another 45 mins to an hour. I go back to the interesting ones later and really check them out.

  49. Marianne M says:

    not nearly enough, since I’m chasing around 3 4-yr olds and a 2-yr old!

  50. Jnuquilter says:

    I spend about an hour a day on the blog tour, sometimes a little more depending on the new blogs I am exploring! I am enjoying this blog tour.

  51. carolynR says:

    At least an hour a day….probably more. And enjoying every minute of it!

  52. Lee Ann L. says:

    Probably an hour a day. But, it is worth my time!

  53. Martha says:

    Just getting started but hope I can spend an hour a day checking everything out!

  54. Karen says:

    Probably an hour a day………….ok– maybe a little bit more than that !!!!

  55. Deborah says:

    I’ve probably spent four hours so far – it’s so easy to get lost on these blogs – wonderful!

  56. Sandy says:

    I’m checking it at work throughout the day, ‘taking a break’, to look at the wonderful work and imaginative blocks and doing The Tour. Probably a couple of hours at LEAST. Wheeee!

  57. Alex says:

    I don’t really keep up with the time when I’m browsing the sites.
    My husband would say HOURS.
    But who’s counting.

  58. Mary Ann says:

    I’ve spent 1-2 hours each day. It’s fun and I’m seeing such wonderful blocks and quilts. I’m really inspired!

  59. Lauren Sorrell says:

    too many sites–too little time. bookmarked several to revisit.

  60. Mary Flynn says:

    Lots of time, especially in the evenings with my Ipad on my lap relaxing.

  61. Susan says:

    Enough to make my hand hurt! :o / So much inspiration though, it’s worth it!

  62. Chris Halicki says:

    –about 30 minutes a day. I have bookmarked some sites where I will be going back.

  63. Debbie says:

    I have spent a couple of hours so far, but will be going back to some of the blogs to take a closer look later on.

  64. Okay–I’ve spent HOURS on this tour, but it’s all fun!!

  65. Cheri says:

    Just checked this out this morning — cause I was at a workshop by Kathy Wylie and found out about it…..AND ….. today is my birthday so thought I could do what I liked with my time for likely the next hour at least.

  66. Christine Slaughter says:

    I’ve probably spent about 4 hours or so on the hop. Lotsa fun!

  67. Denise W says:

    I know I have spent at least 4 hours and probably more…as going to each new (to me)blog just begs for further investigating! It’s been fun and inspirational.

  68. Anne says:

    Hmmm, only about half hour a day as that is all I can spare at the moment.

  69. Cathy Zimmerman says:

    Haven’t spent nearly enough time visiting the blogs… but there is only 24 hrs in a day! Seriously, probably spend 2-3 hours everyday. I am new to quilting and am enjoying soaking up all the info!!

  70. Chris Eilts says:

    Oh, this is so fun! I can only seem to get into the tour about an hour a day – could spend much more if time allowed! Am finding such bee-u-tee-ful, creative blocks!!!

  71. Florence Dupuis says:

    Never kept track of the time I spend on the blogs. Some days to much others maybe ten or 20 minutes.

  72. linda newman says:

    I’ve probably spent and hour and a half. Great ideas~

  73. kathy h says:

    I think about 5 hours so far but that isn’t counting the extra time I spent looking at the websites and blogs of new to me designers. I am having a great time and getting a lot of inspiration.

  74. Cathy B says:

    I have spent well over an hour ever am with my coffee and laptop. I have found some really cool sites and started following these Facebook pages or blogs. So fun!! Love the Blog Tour!!

  75. Nancy Reed says:

    Today is the first time I have been on the blog. However, I am sure that I will be spending AWAAAAAAAAAY too much time on it!!!!!

  76. Annie K says:

    I started to say about an hour per day, visiting each of the blogs, but then I realized that I’ve usually seen one or two other things on each blog that I just HAD to peek at, too. I think the reality is that I’ve spent about three hours or so each day, meandering my way thru some very cool blog posts, and pinning and bookmarking to my heart’s content. I’m recovering from an illness, so really, this blog hop is great therapy and couldn’t have come at a better time for me…LOL!

  77. Sandra Timmons says:

    I usually up at 5:30 A.M. So I start visiting then and visit each and every blog for that day. It usually ends around 7:30 A.M. This has been so much fun with a lot of creative blocks with so many talented designers. There are pieced, modern and applique blocks. You just want to make all of them. You could make a bear quilt; spool quilt; pinwheel quilt; just so many to choose from and you want them all for yourself. Thank you for the wonderful job you have done for us again.

    Sandi Timmons

  78. Peg says:

    About 30 minutes a day, but its not enough. Leave the lists up so that I can catch up after the tour.

  79. Kay Jump says:

    I love Penny Penquin by Beth Maddox. My granddaughter is crazy about penquins and would love this.

  80. Kelly M says:

    I’ve spent about 2 hours blog hopping…

  81. Donna Schuttig says:

    i love spending time checking out the blogs, i’m sure i spend way toooo much time…i am amazed at such creativity out there being shared…thanks:)

  82. Margaret Schindler says:

    I think I spend about 3 hours a day on this hop. It takes time to read the blogs, sign up for newsletters on the ones you want to follow. I like to check out their pinterest boards and facebook.

  83. Ann Flower says:

    Not as much time as I would like to spend. With spring here it is cutting into my quilting time. Spraying weeds is on todays agenda. May have to miss out UFI group. :(

  84. Peg H says:

    Let’s see … if it’s Day Four, I’ve spent 10-12 hours on this Blog Hop so far. I should be doing more constructive things, but …. this is way more fun! :-D

  85. robin says:

    Hm, not sure – a little here and there. It’s been fun!

  86. lyn crain says:

    About 3 hours a morning so far. I’ve enjoyed looking at all the different blogs and squares that were contributed.

  87. Nancy Smith says:

    I’ve spent about 5 hours since the tour started. I love the blog tour; there have been some wonderful ideas. It’s really making my creative juices brewing.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.

  88. Barri Harges says:

    I have been so busy with school work and battling asthma, I haven’t much time onthe tour, but that will change today :)

  89. Susie says:

    I have been spending from 1 1/2 to 2 hours every day so far. I get so engrosed in the blogs and am so inspired by all the creativity. I wish I didn’t work so I could spend more time sewing.

  90. Marg B. says:

    Wish I had more time….I spend 1 to 1.5 hours looking at the blogs every day to be inspired!

  91. Diana says:

    First thing every morning I check out the blog tour. It takes me about an hour as I have to look at all the websites! This is wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. Sarah Beyer says:

    I think I’ve spent about 3 hours so far. I’ve enjoyed seeing the designers’ web sites and seeing what they’ve been up to. I don’t know if you did previews like this for past editions but this has been a lot of fun to check out. I’m definitely buying a copy if I don’t win one!!

  93. Vivian says:

    I’ve been forgoing most of my regular blog reading and focusing on the blog tour this week. Every morning it’s been the first thing I log into! The good news is that actually has reduced the surfing I would have normally done—the bad news, I’m going to have a lot of other blogs to catch up on when the tour is done!

  94. Sharon says:

    I have tried to do the hop around with each day’s hosts in the early morning (although some have not posted up until later in the day and I have sometimes forgotten to go back). So maybe an hour each day.

  95. Connie German says:

    I say I am only going to do it for about an hour, but then several hours later……….., but so much fun and so many ideas.

  96. JoAnn says:

    I woud like to spend more time entering all the giveaways, but it takes awhile to figure out how to enter for each one. It seems like they all have different methods, and I am not that speedy.

  97. Laura Valdez says:

    Love this blog tour, thanks Quiltmaker!

  98. Carole Lazeski says:

    It’s all so much fun to look at….time goes by….lets say an hour a day

  99. Cindy Wienstroer says:

    I guess I have spent about 45 minutes a day – could be longer if I had the time. Lots to see & learn.

  100. Bonnie Fish says:

    About an hour. Work and other things keep getting in the way.

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