100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

I’m so glad you’re here. We’ll have a lot of fun this week, as you visit blogs written by 100 Blocks designers and get a taste of what’s inside Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8. The cover for this issue is green so you’ll know what to look for on the newsstand next week.

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Learn how a blog tour works.
If you already know, great!

We have issues to give away and great prizes, 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: one copy to each of six winners!

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Visit Quilty Pleasures each day this week, leading up to the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 on Tuesday, Nov. 19. You’ll have many chances to win a copy, or to win one of many other great prizes.

Two industry sponsors are participating today. We’re glad to have them along!

Babylock Stacked 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!Kelly Bowser has a blog post on behalf of Baby Lock.

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Baby Lock provided a “Quilter’s Essentials Kit” for today’s giveaways, above.


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P&B provided fabric bundles for today’s giveaways.

PB 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!And visit their Sew It Seams blog for another magazine giveaway.

We appreciate the partnership of Baby Lock and P&B Textiles. Please support them when you visit your local quilt shop!

Let’s preview a few of the amazing designs in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8.

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New Directions by Kay Gentry

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Winter for the Birds by Connie Ewbank

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Fall in Line by Julie Herman

pin it button 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!For something less traditional, how about Fall in Line by Julie Herman? I could have a lot of fun with this block.

Now on to the meat and potatoes of the blog tour!

Today’s Featured Designers

Please follow the instructions on their posts to be entered in their giveaways.

  1. Melissa Peda
  2. Kristyne Czepuryk
  3. Bonnie Hunter
  4. Pamela Lincoln
  5. Susan Marth
  6. Pam Vieira-McGinnis
  7. Deanne Eisenman
  8. Anne Wiens
  9. Kimberly Jolly, Jocelyn Ueng
  10. Kristy and Shayla Wolf
  11. Gudrun Erla

Plus, be sure to visit these sponsor blogs for more chances to win:

  1. Kelly Bowser has a blog post on behalf of Baby Lock.
  2. P&B’s Sew It Seams

Kind of leaves you breathless!?!

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And now let’s have a giveaway of our own right here. For your chance to win a copy of the green Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 and a prize from one of the sponsors, please leave a comment before midnight Tuesday, Nov. 12. Tell us what you saw on the blog tour today that excited you. We’ll choose six random winners and announce them here.

The winners of the Day 1 prizes are: Sheri Bord, Susan Dietrich, Dianne Svaldi, Karyn Ashley-Smith and Libby Charles.

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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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  3. Apu says:

    Can’t wait for the vol 8! :D

  4. Jenny Basque says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful blocks on the 100 block blog tour vol 8! Thank you also for the chance to win a copy of the quiltmaker 100 block vol 8. Jenny Basque

  5. Corliss Okerstrom says:

    Love all the blocks especially the pieced ones Keep up the good work

  6. Corliss Okerstrom says:

    Love all the blocks but prefer the pieced ones over the other. Keep up the great work love these books

  7. Kathy L. says:

    Fabulous colors and blocks! Love them. I would like to learn more about Hawaiian quilting techniques. The look is so unique – it’s really unlike any other type of quilting.

  8. Brenda V says:

    Loved Julie Herman’s block! I’m a very geometric sort of person when it comes to quilting.

  9. Candi (Cane) Payne says:

    Love the ideas! Thanks much!

  10. Candi (Cane) Payne says:

    Love the bright colors and ideas! Thanks for the donations that keep us all quilting and inspired.

  11. Theresa Bushnell says:

    I would like to learn more about how to quilt curves better. I enjoy the look but have difficulty making the curves correctly sewn.

    By the way I love your Facebook info and tidbits. I regularly share them with our private Facebook quilting group here in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  12. Rachel Wright says:

    A snowman block, I am excited for snow and the new green 100 block :) Thanks for a chance to win :)

  13. Gilda Scott says:

    I am intrigued with paper piecing. I have never done it, but it looks interesting to me.

  14. Deb W says:

    I absolutely love this block and I love how you used it in a quilt. I can’t wait to buy this issue so I can get started!

  15. Karen Shear says:

    How exciting! I can hardly wait for 100 Blocks vol 8 to be in my hands! Woot woot!! I have other Volumes of this series and I enjoys looking in them for ideas!

  16. SewCalGal says:

    The 100 blocks blog tour is one of the most exciting quilting events of the year. Love it. And look forward to being able to read (and share insights on my blog) on this new issue too. I’m confident this is an amazing issue.


  17. Shane Cole says:

    These are some incredibly talented quilters! Thanks for introducing me to their blogs & their work!

  18. Linda says:

    Hi Everyone, after having looked at this blog which normally i only give it a glance due to work pressures I have decided to subscribe to 100 Blocks. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  19. Kelly Johnston says:

    I love the planning that went into the quilting of this quilt. The picture of it hanging on the clothesline showing the quilted circles around the center tree really show off a great plan or ???happy accident?

  20. Mary says:

    Just finished day 3 and itching to get my hands on this issue!!!
    I’m hoping the mugs will be given away too! Always wanted one! Maybe I ought to consider submitting a block. LOL!!!

  21. Megan says:

    I love your quilt “around the rainbow gum tree quilt” :) so effective and inspiring. would love to make one of my own. Thankyou for sharing :)

  22. Barbara Y says:

    I pretty much loved everything. I get inspiration from so many places and today I hit the jackpot. Thanks.

  23. KT says:

    I love seeing everyones projects. It inspires me

  24. Michele says:

    Love the variety! Lots of designers, patterns, tools, fabrics…it’s the grown up version of being in the candy store.

  25. Sue Lodge says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas

  26. Sue Lodge says:

    Something for everyone!! Love them all!

  27. Jean Ruthe says:

    Love, love, love Bonnie Hunter’s crystal block!

  28. Jean Ruthe says:

    I love Bonnir Hunter’s crystal block! So pretty!

  29. Susan Clarkson says:

    I fell in love with Kay Gentry’s New Directions. What a great design!

  30. Karen b says:

    Love the new ideas I getting from the blog.

  31. Anne Simonot says:

    These issues sound like a lot of fun! I would love to win a copy!

  32. Bridget says:

    This my second Blog Hop and I am loving it. Thanks again.

  33. Judy Clay says:

    Thanks for hosting this hop.

  34. Judy says:

    I am a immediate quilter and the blocks are just great. I look forward to trying some of them.

  35. Carmen says:

    I love all the creativity, and finding some new-to-me blogs!!

  36. Cathy Jarrett says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win .. I love Quiltmaker.

  37. Melinda Shackelford says:

    Love the patterns. Can ‘t wait ti make some if them .

  38. Lorraine says:

    Love your “100 Blocks” issues. Can’t wait to see what’s new in this one!

  39. ritainalaska says:

    I was delighted to see the rainbow gum drop tree! love tree blox and will be adding this block to my collection of tree blox.

  40. CindyT says:

    Loving all the blocks. so inspired. the old saying is true – so many quilt patterns – so little time.

  41. Kathy Lawson says:

    I really have enjoyed this series of blocks issues. So many ideas and I always look forward to the next issue. Thanks and keep up the inspiration.

  42. Debra says:

    I was inspired by everything, however, I love Snowman and Winter for the Birds by Connie Ewbank caught my eye!! Think this will be added to my list of Winter projects!!

  43. jamie Todhunter says:

    I like the rainbow gum tree block. The blocks from the first day are all great.

  44. Pamela Reim says:

    It’s the opportunity to have such a varied collection of blocks from which to choose that makes every issue exciting. Whoever came up with this idea deserves a raise!

  45. Karlene says:

    I enjoy it all as I love traveling through the blog tour! I especially loved the little camper block from Kristy Wolfe.

  46. Linda Christianson says:

    I love the ice cream cones by Kristyne Czepuryk.

  47. Mary Arline Smith says:

    On the first day of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour I saw beautiful fabric used by the
    designer to create an interesting design. I so enjoyed the stories woven from
    one featured quilt block to the next. “Thank you for offering the opportunity
    to be selected to receive Volume 8 100 Blocks. Mary Arloine

  48. Julie in WA says:

    Two designers featured HSTs, and I have many many many leftover triangles from other projects. I am thinking I could put them to good use in either block!

  49. Mary Jo says:

    I am really excited about the newest issue of 100 Blocks! Each new one is my favorite-until the next one comes out! I have all the volumes and want this one, too! I refer to them ALL the time!!

  50. Susan Ikin says:

    I love Fall in Line – I can see possibilities for this block.

  51. Sandy K says:

    I love anything snowmen, so this will be the first block I make in the magazine.

  52. Vicki H says:

    I loved the Camper block. I need to make that for my mom.

  53. Kathy Leake says:

    I’m excited by all the wonderful blocks. It’s too hard to pick a favorite.

  54. Becky says:

    I love snowmen, and the button embellisments are too cute!

  55. Beth Firman says:

    Fabulous caravan block. Simply must make a quilt featuring this block. Yummo.

  56. JulieCC says:

    The Rainbow Gum Tree from Mama Spark is so unique and beautiful!

  57. Teddie Cooper says:

    I am a beginner quilter. I love all these beautiful patterns and I am very excited to try some of them out. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  58. Julie A.B. says:

    ~ everything~

  59. Sheri says:

    I had tried to leave a response here yesterday to get in on the give away but pretty sure that I missed that opportunity. it said it went but you couldn’t see my post.. Maybe today will be a better day. Good luck everyone who is Blogging along

  60. Barbara Stewart says:

    So many Ideas!!! Just got sidetracked looking at Vol 6 on Pintrest…..Peaks and Valleys really got me inspired…can’t wait to see what vol 8 holds for us……

  61. Kaye M. says:

    I was excited by Kristyne Czepuryk’s block called Gelato Italiano! It is so cute and creative! I like the design, the fabric selection and the embroidery is amazing!

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