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

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

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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 Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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443 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaway!

  1. Nancy says:

    I love 100 Blocks. It is so much fun to see the new blocks and the different layouts for each one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. I was excited about the Starry Path Redux block. It looks like a lot of fun to play with. Thank you for a chance to win.

  3. So fun! My favorite time of the year is the 100 Blocks blog hop!

  4. Mary Eggebraten says:

    Love Abbey’s Star!

  5. Mary Jo says:

    Love all of the talent that this issue shows!

  6. Shar says:

    I love the page that showed how to machine applique. I also liked the block with the spool. I was scrolling through her page and she has info on using scraps. This is very important to me because I make quilts for cancer and I will help me get more quilts together.

  7. Teresa Brunker says:

    I’m excited Volume 9 will be out within a week!!! Thank you Quiltmaker for the 100 Quilt Blocks!!!

  8. Dawn Frisch says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful blocks made for the magazine! Starry Path Redux by Jenny Novinsky is one of my favorites… so far and I haven’t looked at that many yet!! I’m sure I’ll end up not being able to choose a favorite!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  9. Athena (Tina) Sheppard says:

    I really love Abby’s star. They are all truely beautiful. I can’t waite to make them. I just had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand and in a few days I will have the surgery on my left alinbg with trigger finger surgery on my thumb. I feel sorry for my wonderful husband until I can get back to quilting. Until then I will dream about the wonderful quilts I will be able to make soon. Sigh…

  10. Ann H says:

    I really love Abby’s Star by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick. I would love to try making a quilt with that block.

  11. Kathleen says:

    I got excited over Samarra’s red stapler!! So cool!

  12. Deanna says:

    I am new to quilting but all the blocks look beautiful. I can hardly wait to see the Volume 9.

  13. Sandy Miller says:

    I have enjoyed all the blocks so far, and it’s true. I can’t pick a favorite!!

  14. Lorraine says:

    Love Jo Kramer’s table topper. Can’t wait to see the new issue of 100 Blocks. Have really enjoyed the other issues.

  15. Vivian says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this blog tour and can’t wait to get the latest issue to add to my collection! As always this a a great chance to preview what’s in the volume and begin thinking about how to use the blocks in quilts (like Abby’s Star would be a great medallion quilt center!).

  16. Mary Russell says:

    Love “The Queen” block and the paper pieced block

  17. Lorraine says:

    Love Jo Kramer’s table topper. Can’t wait to see this issue of 100 Blocks. Have really enjoyed the other issues.

  18. Shep says:

    Wow!!! These blocks are going to be fierce!! ghat you for the giveaway.

  19. Donna Brisbin says:

    I can’t wait to see all the new blocks!

  20. Roberta B says:

    I’ve come to enjoy paper piecing and all forms of quilting. I used to just like log cabin blocks.

  21. Jo C says:

    I am really into paper piecing and am alwayw excited to find new patterns. Love the hummingbird and stapler blocks.

  22. Rina says:

    I’m not a paper piecing person but Samarra Khaja’s stapler is such a cute block.

  23. Lisa M says:

    The block I was most excited to see was Common Thread. That spool block done up in scraps was adorable. I am a scrappy kind of a quilter so this block is right up my alley :)

  24. Shula says:

    Love the new blocks, especially The Queem!

  25. Lill Helming says:

    LOVE Abby’s Star–that block has so much potential in lots of colorways, but the purple/black/white is WOW!

  26. Penny Sutton says:

    I’m not one for paper piecing, but I must say, that hummingbird and the stapler were both phenomenal! I can’t wait to get my hands on the patterns!
    Thanks for the great giveaways.

  27. Julie says:

    I love Jo and Kelli Kramer’s block. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity.

  28. Deb Edwards says:

    Love everything about this book I have all the past and it is very hard to choose something when everything is so wonderfully done in this book Everyone does such a wonderful job and I would like to do every ones project that is in the book Thank you for all the hard work that each and every one of you put into this hop and into making this book for us

  29. carol craven says:

    wonderful site, blog and blocks. THIS is the book to have on hand

  30. Sharon Schipper says:

    Love love love Denise Russert’s shoulda flown south! I need to make him right away for a winter wall hanging, or change the orientation for a door! thanks for the intro to new-to-me artists

    Sharon in Colorado

  31. Sharon Schipper says:

    omigosh! Denise Russert’s bird walking south….http://justquiltin.wordpress.com/ Got to make that one for winter wall hanging! perhaps rotate it for a door.. so cute!

    Sharon in Colorado

  32. Claudia says:

    At my house, that would have been HIS Royal Highness. Although my P’nut has been gone 7 yrs, I still find little reminders (hairs) of him in my stash as he used to think it was the most comfortable place to take a nap. The Royal Highness I presently have recently informed me he wants a “green” quilt.

  33. Mary Jo says:

    I have learned that a simple color change or re-arranging a block can make a huge difference in your quilting!!

  34. Gill says:

    I love Debby Kratovil’s block!

  35. Carrie P. says:

    I was excited by the different uses of fabrics. I just enjoy seeing them all.

  36. Darlene Thompson says:

    will be checking the news stands for the, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9!!!!
    I have the other 8 volumes on my book shelves…..

  37. Lis Slottved says:

    Can’t chose – everything is so beautiful

  38. Carmen says:

    I love Denise’s ‘Shoulda Gone South’ bird, he is just adorable!! Also Desiree’s Queen kitty made me smile. Can’t wait for the rest of the week!

  39. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    That Red Stapler by Samarra is the BEST! I see one of those in my near future!!!

  40. Zeynep says:

    Loved seeing different blocks and layouts . It is a great source of having all blocks together in one issue.

  41. MAC says:

    love this publication

  42. Donna W says:

    Wow, these are great! Don’t think I could choose a favorite.

  43. Paule-Marie says:

    love the cat. Reminds me of my mother’s cat. My best friend adopted Kitty Kat and when he moved in, he became the Alpha (King) cat over the other two already living there.

  44. Gayle Mitchel says:

    I’m a “first timer” for blog hopping and everything else here. It is all SO exciting and a whole new world!! It’s impossible to pick a favorite block as I’m still in awe of the entire collection and blog tour. I am DEFINITELY following this. It’s just too MUCH FUN!!

  45. Ellen T. says:

    Love the blocks in the new issue Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. There are so many great designs that it’s hard to choose which one to make first!!!

  46. Michaela Williams says:

    Love the Mexican Rose by Handi Quilter, would love to have a longarm. I look forward to the inspiration you provide to us in your beautiful new edition on blocks.

  47. Peggy says:

    I don’t think I could pick just one!

  48. Samantha Butrim says:

    so many beautiful blocks to try, great projects ahead, thank you for the opportunity to win.

  49. Sue S says:

    After a hard winter my favorite block is Denise Russart’s bird walking south! But every issue of your magazine has something I’d really love to make. I need a copy of volume 9 to add to my collection! Thanks.

  50. Diane Jacob, Texas says:

    Wow, so many blocks soo little time. I just bought a Sweet Sixteen from my local quilt shop looking forward to getting it. I have so many tops to finish. This is my first time doing this.

  51. Carol Goertz says:

    I am truly loving all of the blocks. I am at the moment making a huge sampler quilt in greens and creams (beautiful) and running out of patterns so I am hoping to win as there really are some awesome blocks being previewed.

  52. Trena J says:

    Regina’s hummingbird is very inspiring for paper piecing. Thank you.

  53. maureen says:

    These blocks are amazing! Want to try them all!

  54. Sue Halter says:

    My first attempt at keeping up with a blog hop! Love that block!

  55. LeAnne L says:

    Finding lots of inspiration. Cherry Starburst and the stocking cap birds were my favorite.

  56. GrrannyH says:

    So many beautiful patterns, not enough time!

  57. Kitty says:

    I love The Queen, and also the paper-pieced Abbey’s Star

  58. Bonnie Larson says:

    Gorgeous patterns again, as usual. Thanks so much for sharing

  59. Tamra Hovingh says:

    Love the different blocks. Thanks for the chance to win this issue!

  60. Debby E says:

    Everything I saw excited me!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win ;)

  61. Maxine says:

    Love the blocks, hard to choose.

  62. I was excited to see pre-views from the 100 Blocks newest edition. I started buying with volume 1, then 2-3. I got busy with kids, work etc. I just recently discovered you again! Wow already up to volume 9 how exciting is that! I love everything quilting!

  63. Sharon Jack says:

    love these magazines. use them a lot for block exchanges. would love to win this issue.

  64. Susan says:

    I liked the videos on the Jolly Jabber blog site today.

  65. debi Crocker says:

    Sew hard to choose. what a wonderful idea to preview these great blocks. I can see combining several in a sampler!

  66. Diane Cloyd says:

    Cant wait for the next 100 blocks. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  67. Diane Cloyd says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such great gifts. Have a blessed day.

  68. Debbie says:

    Sew many blocks to choose from and they are all wonderful! But I think my favorite block is by Jo Kramer. The American block that is part PP. The Hummingbird by Regina Grewe is next for me. I love to PP.

  69. Patricia Hersl says:

    On color overload. Hard to pick just one but I’m liking the color stories.

  70. Merrill Hogan says:

    Lovely blocks- I’d like to make them all :)

  71. Carrie says:

    So many wonderful blocks!

  72. Debbie says:

    Wow.. wonderful blocks! Thank you to the designers.

  73. Sandy Curtis says:

    Great blocks. I think I like the Folk Art Mexican Rose on Handi Quilter the best.

  74. Donna says:

    Oh my, how to choose a favorite? such talent and gifted designers, it is making my mind spin with ideas! Thank you for the opportunity!

  75. Gina S. says:

    The Shoulda’ Flown South bird block! Freezing here in Iowa :)

  76. Judy Currie says:

    Just found the blog tour . Sounds like fun to discover new blogs & perhaps win a lovely gift.

  77. Charlotte says:

    Love this magazine! Have only one copy and would love another! Love Debby’s sunflower block and Regina’s hummingbird. So many great quilting ideas! Want to quilt!

  78. Rose Kniffen says:

    I am excited to do the hummingbird block. I lost my mom this last year and she loved hummers so this will be for her.

  79. Shelor Robin says:

    So many beautiful blocks–I can’t choose just one. Would love to give many of them a try! I have every issue and delve into them often.

  80. karen fisher says:

    The Abby Star…beautiful and it was done in purple…my favorite. Thank you for the chance.

  81. Nann says:

    I look forward to a new volume of inspiration with your newest 100-block collection!

  82. Jenn says:

    It was very fun to see my friend as a host of one of day 1′s blogs. As for patterns, I think the bird with hat and boots is going to be on my list to make – I like that 1-3 blocks of that would be enough for something fun.

  83. Victoria Ross says:

    I am fascinated by all the wonderful, colorful ideas! How do I choose where to start?!

  84. Stella Gray says:

    Love these collections! Want to make them all..

  85. Carole S. says:

    What’s exciting to me is that there are so many blocks on the front cover that I want to make NOW! Some may stay on my “someday” list forever, but how boring this quilting thing would be if we didn’t keep those “someday” lists!

  86. AryaForel says:

    It looks like very well…

  87. Wanda Greer says:

    Great block

  88. Susan says:

    Love the blocks!

  89. linda says:

    the table runner Nancy made – the red, aqua and pink absoluteley beautiful!

  90. Allison Eland says:

    I love Abbey’s Star & can’t wait to see the rest of the book, it looks great.

  91. Judy says:

    There were so many great blocks it is hard to pick just one thing that was exciting. I think the birds with boots by Denise Russart were my favorite. They were so adorable.

  92. Karrie Smith says:

    LOVED these blocks! My fave was the stapler and the birds :)

  93. Jane B says:

    I love Samarra’s stapler block!

  94. Beth T. says:

    I saw lots of pretty things, but the one that knocked me out was the micro-quilting on the Mexican Rose block on the Handiquilt blog that looked almost like trapunto. Amazing.

  95. Patricia says:

    I really like the “March to Spring” block by abyquilts. The rainbow style colorway is what caught my eye.

  96. Marta Alfaro Céspedes says:

    Me encantan las revistas de los 100 bloques, la compro en Costa Rica, en La Casa de las Revistas. Me gustan todo.

  97. Barbara Stewart says:

    Found several interesting blocks today, American Crossroads by Jo Kramer, The Birds byDenise Russart,and pattern 874 Cherry Starbrust , was my favorite.

  98. Suzanne Thayne says:

    Love the purple block. Can’t wait to see the whole book.

  99. helenmarie says:

    Yippee! I love this issue and look forward to each and every one!

  100. kally says:

    Wonderful block

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