100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!

It’s already midweek: Welcome to Day 3 of

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour

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when it appears at quilt shops and newsstands.

Are you enjoying the blog tour? I sure am. Each day there is more to see and my list of quilts-to-make grows ever longer. It’s a good problem to have.

We have two more industry sponsors today.

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They’ve sent prizes and they’re hosting giveaways.

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Click on the logos to visit the sponsors’ giveaways.

Westminster Rowan 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!

Westminster/FreeSpirit fabric bundles for giveaway

We appreciate their partnership. Someone will take home these fabric bundles—aren’t they yummy?

Let’s preview a few more blocks from Volume 8.

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Circlin’ Stars by Carolyn McCormick

pin it button 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!Carolyn McCormick, who lives just up the road from our offices, sent us Circlin’ Stars for this issue. Wowzer.

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Bouclier de la France by Susan Guzman

pin it button 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!Bouclier de la France (don’t ask me how to pronounce that!) is by Susan Guzman. It’s traditional and modern at once!

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Sunshine Sunflower by Joan Ford

pin it button 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!And Joan Ford’s Sunshine Sunflower is just a happy, sunny little design anyone would enjoy making.

Now let’s power through…

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Helen Stubbings
  2. Celine Perkins
  3. Melva Nolan
  4. Martha Walker
  5. Susan Nelson
  6. Jennifer Schifano Thomas
  7. Cheryl Brown
  8. Mary Sanderson
  9. Sandi Colwell
  10. Cinzia White
  11. Melissa Harris
  12. Cindy Lammon

For more chances to win, visit today’s sponsor blogs:

  1. FreeSpirit
  2. Coats & Clark

Now on to our giveaways. We have six issues to give away, and some of those folks will also get sponsor prizes. Please leave a comment by midnight Thursday, Nov. 14 and tell us about one idea you got on the blog tour today. We’ll choose random winners and announce them here.

The winners of the Day 3 prizes are: Lisa Estrada, Suzy Matthews, Rhonda Davis, Lauri Parrack, Ann Marie Tegen and Dawn Frisch.

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Thanks for joining us today. Good luck in the giveaways!

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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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326 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!

  1. Susan Ikin says:

    I am looking forward to trying the water soluble hexies

  2. i have just loved looking at all the great ideas, thanks for the chance

  3. Carmen says:

    I love the hexies by Helen

  4. Patty Lewellen says:

    Please enter me.

  5. Squealing like a little quilty pig over here… so much fun!
    I have only made a couple little hexie quilts, but can’t wait to try the water soluble stay in hexie papers! Never heard of them before!
    A great hop with such a variety of unique blocks… I don’t know how you do it issue after terrific issue!

  6. I really love the Block on FreeSpirits’ Blog!!!

  7. Val Lees says:

    The tutorial is great. I might find time for hexes too.

  8. KT says:

    Love Hexies. Thanks for the chance

  9. claire says:

    Heck yea for Helen’s Hexies!! love it

  10. I’m a traditional quilter but I think being able to mix the modern with the traditional gives quilt a whole new look and inspires me to give it a try.

  11. Julie Carr says:

    I am really getting into applique. Beautiful!

  12. Lynn D in NC says:

    Circlin’ stars block just takes my breath away. Definitely have to get the mag just for this block alone. I know I have to incorporate it or many of them into a quilt. Maybe a patriotic quilt.

  13. Colleen Froats says:

    so many new things to try…I love English paper piecing so must try the new ‘hexies’ — I am so…inspired I need to finish up a couple UFO’s so I am fresh & ready to jump in when the magazine comes out!

  14. Siew Khim says:

    What a creative idea from Sandra Colwell on her ukulele applique. Like to try it out and make a patchwork quilt pillow for my husband who loves ukulelei. :)

  15. Narelle says:

    Susan’s “Diamonds Galore” would make a great table runner for my Son and DIL to decorate their new-to-them home.
    Helen’s hexie wash-away was also great to read about :)

  16. Beth T. says:

    I learned about wash-away hexies from Helene Stubbing. She’s convinced me to give them a try.

  17. Pat V. says:

    My idea is to make a January calendar quilt using “It Snowed!”

  18. Loretta Aymond says:

    I’d like to make table runners using the Red Rosy block by Melissa Harris. I would use fabric appropriate to make four different table runners for the four seasons! I think this block would look terrific in the different colorways.

  19. Rachell R says:

    I am inspired to get going on Christmas quilts or table runners with Red Rosy or that adorable snowman. Or both!

  20. Ella Demchuk says:

    My DD was always crazy about the Lily of France. The block de la France by Susan Guzman will be a perfect design for her quilt in black-white-and-pink scheme.

  21. usairdoll says:

    Another awesome day! So many beautiful blocks and even found some new blogs to follow, hehe. Like many others, I had not heard of the dissolving EPP paper, pretty neat. I also liked how two of the designers made “mistakes” on their original blocks and how they fixed the problem.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  22. SoccerMom says:

    I really want to try foundation piecing.

  23. Holly Colvin says:

    So inspired to try new things! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Stephanie Matz says:

    Has to be Hugs from Helen’s tutorial on dissolving paper for EPP hexies. Can’t wait to try it!

  25. Marion Kersnick says:

    What a great idea from the Hugs from Helen blog!
    I can’t wait to try the appliqué paper to make hexies! I had no clue this product even existed if I had not done the blog tour tonight!

  26. Karen Jautaikis says:

    Dissolvable paper for hexies. Must buy some!

  27. Margaret Andrews says:

    Added some more blogs to read. Really enjoyed the Blog hop for 100 Blocks. Thank you so much.

  28. Cecilia says:

    I love the idea of using the appliqué paper for EPP hexies on hugs n kisses blog. Thanks for all of the fun.

  29. Shan Fawcett says:

    I really wish I’d known about iron on, wash out hexies – would have saved me a lot of time on my last project.

  30. Pam says:

    Dissolvable paper makes hexies look easy! Thanks for the fun!

  31. Mary Swift says:

    I Like Circling Stars

  32. Janet in ND says:

    I love the fabric of Free Spirit and these blocks. Thanks for the book giveaway.

  33. SewCalGal says:

    Circlin’ Stars by Carolyn McCormick is a “wowser”.. Oh, how I’d love to make a quilt with that block. Love it.


  34. tonya says:

    Would an elegant flueur de lis quilt be so beautiful

  35. Karen A Petersen says:

    Wow, so many neat blocks! I want to try them all.

  36. kathy says:

    The snowman block featured today is one have have waiting for, we are making a snowman quilt and needed one more block. thanks for that one today. Kathy

  37. Debra Mack says:

    I liked Helen Stubbings idea to glue the edges of the hexagon piecies down to hand stitch in an English paper piecing method.

  38. Jennifer Reed says:

    The top block ” circling stars” reminds me of the bright red fall leaves, and I love both the flower blocks, but the first makes me want to try making a fall/ autumn leaf block with all the fall colors when they are at their brightest colors of autumn. Thank you for the inspiration :)

  39. Melisa says:

    I loved Sanderson’s anchors and waves blocks. May have to make my Navy brother a quilt! I’m loving all these wonderful blocks!

  40. Becky S says:

    I love the iron on hexie papers Helen used on her blog. I would like to try English paper piecing using that method. Lots of beautiful blocks today! Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Pat Evans says:

    I want to make Red Rosy and I was intrigued by the desolvable hexie papers.

  42. Linda Sanford says:

    I’m usually not into blogging, all of the blocks are so great I have checked all of them out. I have been introduced to a lot of great websites. My list of quilts to make just keeps getting longer! lindasquilting@ yahoo.com

  43. Nancy says:

    I am always amazed by the new tools and techniques I find when visiting blogs like these.

  44. Bonnie says:

    I love seeing the same block made up in different fabrics.

  45. Lauren aka giddy99 says:

    I love the Circlin’ Stars, and would love to see it as a GIANT block quilt! Just the one BIG block!

  46. Linda Wayda says:

    On my tour today, I found exactly what I want to do for Christmas gifts……..one block makes a beautiful runner.

  47. E. Engman says:

    One idea? So many possibilities–which, I guess, is why these collections are so popular. I like seeing the thought processes in a design development, but best today was Melissa Harris’s block, actually a rejected block, showing that what doesn’t work in one project might just work beautifully in another.

  48. Cinzia says:

    Loved Helen Stubbings tutorial on the wash and iron applique fabric. Definitely going to try it

  49. Darlene Krystal says:

    I’m having a blast….everybody’s block so far has been awesome…..I have some saved so far to use in a sampler quilt….dancing dahlias….and red rosy….are just two of them….what a great issue….Have an Awesome Launch…..

  50. I’m reminded how whimsical themed quilts are — the snowman and anchor blocks are so much fun.

  51. Donna Joy says:

    I am amazed with all the gorgeous fabric choices. It so much fun to hear how the blocks came into creation. The dissolving hexie paper sounds like a wonderful idea which I would love to try.

  52. Emily C says:

    I have gotten a few ideas for new quilts I want to start.

  53. Pat Spiegel says:

    I like to see how the creative process works for each blogger. It continues on to inspire the reader. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

  54. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I love seeing all the secondary designs that come about when the blocks are put together, especially the Watermark block by Hyacinth Designs.

  55. Sue C says:

    Day 3 trying again!

  56. Joan H. says:

    My favorite block today was circlin’ stars. It is so bright and cheerful on this cold, dreary winter day.

  57. Linda Webster says:

    A very interesting new way to work with hexagons. I love hexies and I’ll definitely try this method.

  58. Linda Christianson says:

    I learned that fabric and placement of it makes all the difference.

  59. sandy Lowery says:

    I love reading about the inspiration the quilters had to create their blocks. Wonderful tour.

  60. Janet P. says:

    I liked the idea of a snowman on a neutral tablerunner.

  61. Tami Chaulk says:

    My favorite block so far is the retro trailer, rollin’ along! It reminds me of when I was young and our family went camping!

  62. Sue says:

    Debbie Taylor’s Aspen Frost quilt is just what my collection of fat eighths has been calling for.

  63. Kerrie says:

    I’m inspired to create a Christmas table runner using Cindy Lammon’s block!

  64. Kerrie says:

    I want to make a holiday table runner using Cindy Lammon’s block!

  65. Margaret Schindler says:

    So many blocks to choose from How can I just find one idea. I think the hexie idea was great and I loved it snowed.

  66. Sherrye says:

    the Iron on Wash out hexies..I’ve always been intrigued by EPP but have never tried it because it looked like it would take FOREVER to complete anything. This looks doable. And easy!

  67. Deb says:

    Well, my favorite that has given me an idea to make a quilt is Circlin’ Stars by Carolyn McCormick that you posted on today’s blog. Love that block!

  68. Deborah DeBerry says:

    Loved the new and improved method to do hexies since I don’t know how to do it the old way. I will some day know how.

  69. Marianne Dunn says:

    This is the first blog tour I have ever done. Actually the first blog I have ever read, Wasn’t sure how to follow. But I think I have it sorted out. Thanks so much for the blocks and the blogs.

  70. Judy says:

    Hands down it has to be the hexies! I only hope she has the size I need for my GFG quilt. I want to finish it in 2014!!

  71. Denise says:

    I think paper pieced diamond block if giving me the challenge to try paper piecing again – maybe with a bit more practice I’ll get the precision everyone else talks about :D

  72. Sylvie Bissonnette says:

    I really liked the paper-pieced block.

  73. I love the way Helen makes her hexies…seems so much easier than threading them!

  74. Donna Phelps says:

    Like most others, I like Helen’s Hexi tutorial. I am planning a quilt using hexis and her technique so I was happy to read more about this.

  75. Joyce Carter says:

    I was really impressed with the wash away papers to do hexies on Helen’s blog. I have been making hexies, but I didn’t know about these. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  76. Judy says:

    This is such a good way to end my day by checking out all the wonderful blocks!

  77. Barbara Conn says:

    the hexies were new to me, look interesting.

  78. Lisa E says:

    Helen Stubbings blogged about making hexies. I had never heard of the hexie papers that she uses, so now I have a new thing to look out for.

  79. I was impressed with the new technique for doing hexies on Helen Stubbing’s blog. Thanks for another great day on the blog hop!

  80. Andresa says:

    I’m just starting the blog tour for today; was directed back to this page from Free Spirit Fabrics to post a comment and make my giveaway entry.

  81. Sharie says:

    I really liked the tutorial about hexies. Going to try that out soon. Thanks for chance to win in giveaway.

  82. I just love all of the table runner ideas! My table is definitely ready for a decoration upgrade and I know just where to look for ideas!

  83. Darlene says:

    Get the book then open EQ 7 to check out color variations for the blocks.

  84. Sandy Curtis says:

    I enjoyed all the blocks. I think I will use Red Rosy to make Christmas placemats.

  85. Kris S in WI says:

    I loved reading about wash away hexagon papers. That’s a great idea.

  86. Allison D says:

    So many great blocks were featured today! I like visiting the designer websites as well.

  87. Loving Susan Guzmans flower. Never thought to do a patchwork center.

  88. Linda says:

    That hexie dissolvable stuff was really interesting. While hexies really don’t appeal to me, I think the dissolvable stuff might make the going easier. Thanks for the chance to win. These magazines are truly inspirational.

  89. Annmarie says:

    My soul has truly been fed today! Lots of good ideas for table runners but “It Snowed” will be first on my list!

  90. marta says:

    So much inspiration, it is hard to choose a favorite! For today couple of blocks stays with me: Patrise’s Gift and Shadow Play. thank you..

  91. Sandy says:

    I am looking forward to to trying the hexies by Helen Stubbings blog.

  92. LeAnn Frobom says:

    I liked the anchor block.

  93. MaryBeth says:

    I love the fabrics used.

  94. Lee says:

    I loved Helen’s tutorial for making hexies – without any stitching on the hexies until you sew them all together! I love her hexie block w/ the embroidery. And Sandra’s block , Ukulele-lei – I loved her story of how it came to be and cheery block! I want to try this applique! thank you!

  95. Laurie P says:

    I love the block Red Rosy #780 from the Quilt Company Melissa Harris. I am thinking it would make a wonderful table topper with 4 of them together for Christmas to hold the special cookie plate and glass of milk for Santa.

  96. Donna says:

    Carolyn McCormick’s block is very inspiring to me!

  97. Kathy Barton says:

    I love it all

  98. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    The thing I remember most is the dissolvable hexie paper. I might actually try them now.

  99. Helen’s hexies tutorial was awesome, as was her block!

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