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 9. The cover trim for this issue is orchid so you’ll know what to look for on the newsstand beginning May 6, or order now from Quilt and Sew Shop.

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

clothworks logo 2013 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!Clothworks has an issue giveaway on their blog post today.

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Clothworks provided prizes for today’s giveaways.


Clothworks also provided fabrics for today’s giveaways on Quilty Pleasures, shown above.


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Handi Quilter is our second sponsor today. You’ll want to visit their blog for another issue giveaway.

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Bobbin boxes and batting scissors from Handi Quilter

Handi Quilter also provided prizes for today’s giveaways on Quilty Pleasures, shown above. The bobbin box and batting scissors would be very Handi.

We appreciate the partnership of Clothworks and Handi Quilter. 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 9.

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Abby’s Star by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9

pinit fg en rect gray 28 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!Paper piecing guru Carolyn McCormick sent us Abby’s Star, above. Imagine what a wowser this would be when repeated in a quilt setting.

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The Queen by Desiree Habicht for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9

pinit fg en rect gray 28 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!I imagine Desiree Habicht had some fun designing The Queen, above. That cat has so much personality!

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

Today’s Featured Designers

(Note: We apologize for several broken links early this morning. They’re fixed now!)
  1. Abigail Dolinger
  2. Jo Kramer
  3. Samarra Khaja
  4. Jocelyn Ueng, Kimberly Jolly & Debbie Taylor
  5. Ann Wiens
  6. Celine Perkins
  7. Denise Russart
  8. Jenny Novinsky
  9. Deborah Johnson
  10. Mary McGuire
  11. Regina Grewe (to enter this giveaway, please email Regina at info@reginagrewe.de)

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

Be sure to visit the sponsor blogs for more chances to win:

  1. Clothworks
  2. Handi Quilter

Sew very exciting!

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Let’s have a giveaway right here. For your chance to win a copy of the orchid Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9 and a prize from one of the sponsors, leave a comment before midnight Tuesday, April 29. Tell us what you saw on the blog tour today that excited you. We’ll choose six random winners and announce them here.

100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway Winners are: Patricia Hersl, Nann Hilyard, SuzK, Nancy Sue Phillips, Marta Manole and Susan Crane. All of the winners have been contacted by email.

Thank you everyone for participating in the 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!

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Thanks for being with us. Please tell your quilting friends about the blog tour!

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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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443 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!

  1. Judy says:

    I have lots of scraps to use with this book would really suit my purpose to clean my sewing room

  2. cindy says:

    OMG! My scraps are screaming for that book.

  3. cindy says:

    OMG! My scraps are screaming for that book!

  4. Dennis Duggan says:

    I Love Abby’s Star!!! Gonna have to get that pattern.

  5. ValerieJ says:

    Common Thread by Ann Wiens is adorable. I would love to play with that block. Thanks for all the wonderful inspriration.

  6. Debbie P says:

    There are so many great designs featured in the new issue of ’100 Blocks’!! Thanks for the putting together another fun issue and offering the give away :)

  7. arlette says:

    I’m babbling with all the blocks, techniques, color options I’m seeing in all the designers…, can’t wait to have the magazine here with me, muchisimas gracias por todo!!!!

  8. Dorothy Hall says:

    Always look forward to getting my copy in the mail.

  9. Lisa McGriff says:

    It’s exciting to read about design inspirations and color choices. THanks for the chance to win.

  10. Sharon says:

    I really like Ann Wiens spool block, and the cats helping in the sewing room fabric she used in the first one. My cats help in the sewing room, too.

  11. Lisa E says:

    It’s exciting to read about design inspirations and color choices. THanks for the chance to win.

  12. Carol W says:

    I love the red stapler on Samarra’s blog.

  13. Sharon Cox says:

    I never realized that each issue of the 100 Quilt blocks is a different color – that will make it easier to keep track of which issues i have.


  14. Joy says:

    Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9 is VERY exciting!

  15. Jeni says:

    I like the variety of blocks and new blogs to check out.

  16. Patsy Wilkerson says:

    My first blog tour. Keeping my fingers crossed and hope I win. Not holding my breath though, not very lucky! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  17. ivy gabbard says:

    I would love to win love the sites

  18. Peg Purdue says:

    I Love the blocks shown and especially the Batting Scissors – what a great idea to put them with the bend to accomodate cutting batting.

  19. Donna Chambers says:

    So exciting for a new quilter! Lots of inspiration.

  20. Louise says:

    I looked through the flipboard. There are so many lovely designs. Now to get back to quilting.

  21. Liz Engman says:

    I thought I had commented on this already, so, sorry if it’s a dup. My favorite block so far from Day 1 is Denise Russart’s Bird in hat and boots.

  22. Steph says:

    I LOVE the Spools & Bobbins block. Also the Cherry Starburst. WOW!!

  23. Ruth Hull says:

    Love the Abbys Star block and how it would look in jewel tones in a quilt.

  24. Andresa says:

    The block that excited me the most was Cherry Starburst. I’ve been getting an itch to make a two-color quilt but had not found a pattern that really wowed me. Deborah Johnson’s quilt design from her block has done that.

  25. Pam Thomas says:

    Love the Abby’s Star block, would love to make one.

  26. KT says:

    I really liked seeing how the block came to life with the quilting on the Handi Quilter site.

  27. sherryl dallmann says:

    So inspiring! Thanks!

  28. Marlo Raub says:

    Great blocks. Would love to win the giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

  29. Shaylene K says:

    I was most excited by Abby’s Star. It’s such a beautiful block!!

  30. Barb Jeffries says:

    Love those blocks

  31. Teri powers says:

    Love the amazing block designs

  32. Deborah says:

    I really liked Abby’s quilt block. The fabrics totally grabbed me.

  33. Carin Aschan says:

    It’s awesome to see everyones contribution!

  34. Pam S says:

    What delightful blocks on the tour! I especially liked Sammara Kahja’s red stapler! Thanks for the fun!

  35. Bonnie says:

    I love the variety of blocks on the different sites. The Spools & Bobbins 2 quilt by Ann Wiens is my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  36. Laura says:

    I was very impressed with some of the quilting on the blocks especially the Handi Quilter post.

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