100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!

Wednesday—already—on
Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks
Blog Tour!

(Please remember to scroll past this post for more good stuff from Quiltmaker!)

Vol9 blog tour this week socialmedia1 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!We’re celebrating Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9. I hope you’re having a good time discovering the designers and their websites and giveaways. And I hope you’ve been inspired to sew because that’s what it’s all about.

logo 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!Timeless Treasures is one of today’s corporate sponsors. Visit their blog for a giveaway!

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Fabric bundles generously provided by Timeless Treasures will be given to lucky blog tourists this week.

They’ve provided wonderful prizes for lucky winners—who wouldn’t be happy to find some of this in their mailbox?!?

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AccuQuilt is today’s other sponsor. Visit their blog for another great giveaway!

AccuQuiltprizes 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway!They’ve contributed books: Mix & Match Quilts and Quilted Curves & Strips. Sounds intriguing!

Here’s a peek at a few more blocks.

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Blue Star Bloom by Kathy Schmitz

Kathy Schmitz sent us Blue Star Bloom. Not only is Kathy a great designer, she’s also one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet.

 

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Christmas Cactus by Donna Benham

Donna Benham created her block in classic Christmas colors. It’s a wonderful design she named Christmas Cactus.

 

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Banner Day by Chris Hoover

Looking for patriotic quilt ideas? Look no further than Banner Day by Chris Hoover. Easy piecing gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

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Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Martha Walker
  2. Jennifer Ofenstein
  3. Corey Yoder
  4. Debbie Martin
  5. Cheryl Lynch
  6. Sue Garman
  7. Cynthia Frenette
  8. Kay Mackenzie
  9. Susan Nelson
  10. Gudrun Erla
  11. Kristy and Shayla Wolf

Each designer will be giving away a copy of the issue. Follow the instructions on each blog to win.

We have six more copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9 up for giveaway today right here on Quilty Pleasures, along with other prizes.

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For your chance to win, leave a comment before midnight Thursday, May 1 and tell us what you enjoyed from today’s featured designers. We’ll choose random winners and announce them here.

100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3, Giveaway Winners are: Beth T., Jodi Connors, Teri C., Carol Kussart, Rachel R. and Jocelyn. All of the winners have been contacted by email.

Please come back on Friday for the Great Big Bundle giveaways! Loads of quilty goodies up for grabs in separate giveaways, one for US readers and one for readers outside the US. SEW MUCH FUN!

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Enjoy these free patterns from Quiltmaker:

Project Linus: 16 different patterns, perfect for gifts or charity quilts

Ebooks: 10 different titles, each with several free quilt patterns

Motif of the Month: A free quilting motif each month, sponsored by Handi Quilter

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

  1. Becky S says:

    Great blocks today. I loved the adorable Yum Yum Strawberry Cake block on
    the Sew Hooked blog! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Sarah says:

    Love the Christmas Cactus block! I can envision this in many different colorways, and I bet the secondary patterns created when it is repeated are pretty cool!

  3. Diann Cornell says:

    I enjoyed the Christmas Cactus block by Donna Benham. I like everything about it.

  4. Annmarie says:

    My favorites today were the bicycle, the tulips, & the prom dress. They will make darling mini wall quilts to give as gifts!

  5. Liz A. says:

    I love, love, love the VW bus! Since we have an old VW camper and camping season is upon us, I know I will be making something with this block for our bus.

  6. Kathy says:

    I liked all the tips that Sue Harman gave in her blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaways.

  7. Vivian says:

    So many to choose from. I must say I like the bicycle one the most. So stinkin cute!

  8. I love the use of colors in each block! Love the cactus block a lot.

  9. Janice Garvin says:

    It’s too hard to pick. They are all so beautiful – so I am going to say all off them

  10. Wanda S. says:

    My favorite blocks were made by Martha Walker and Sue Garman. Can’t wait to make them!

  11. Marly says:

    My favourite block is Kay Mackenzie’s tulips.

  12. Pam C says:

    I love all the creativity of the bloggers and the inspiration I get from viewing them.

  13. karen fisher says:

    Banner Day by Chris Hoover…love it when we remember our veterans…I am a proud AF veteran myself.

  14. Annaleena says:

    I had fun time looking different blogs. I enjoyed especially all colourful quilts that I saw in Kristy and Shayla Wolf’s blog.

  15. Clare Moore says:

    Just love the block designs you have shown us. Kathy Schmitz block is quite delicious.

  16. Lynn Mc says:

    The one I am most likely to make is Corey Yoder’s Star Gazing, so that is my favourite from today.

  17. Karrie Smith says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Tabitha Keener says:

    I love looking at all the blocks, they are beautiful and inspiring! Being a new quilter it puts so many ideas in my head that my hands can’t do fast enough! Your blog is a huge inspiration, thanks so much for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  19. Pat V. says:

    I love Sue Garman’s “Target Practice.” It makes me think of a Mexican Fiesta!

  20. usairdoll says:

    Love the variety of all the blocks! It’s always so wonderful to see all different creativity from the amazing designers. Last week I took a two day class with Pearl Peteira learning applique so I’m very excited and happy to find applique blogs, All About Applique being one.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    This is a fun blog tour and thank you for putting my name into the drawing. I enjoyed reading the blogs and for the most part seeing the blocks in layouts and in different color ways.

  22. Connie Cain says:

    Being a newbie, I am really enjoying all the different blocks. I want to try paper piecing and applique. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  23. Judy says:

    I think what I always seem to enjoy most about reading the blogs is the creativity of the quilters, it is so inspirational.

  24. Cathryn says:

    I like the cake block, the bike block, and the tulips. Oh, and the vacation camper bus. Just too many choices!

  25. Rachell R says:

    Today was definitely a wide variety of quilt blocks with different techniques. I was drawn to try a bit more appliqué, and plan to peruse All About Appliqué’s blog in the future.
    I adore Corey’s “Star Gazing”, and the three blocks pictured here on this post. It’s no secret that I love stars!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  26. Cindy says:

    I enjoyed all the different types of quilt blocks, and the stories of the quilters about why they designed a block they did. I’m very eclectic, so I loved almost every block. Thanks for another fun day on the blog tour.

  27. Elaine M. says:

    It was great to see the possible quilts from the Spin Cycle block

  28. carmen pereira garcia says:

    excelentes blogs.,todos me gustan.

  29. Penny Sutton says:

    I am very much a patchwork quilter, but that bicycle and the VW bus just may change my mind. I love the prom dress and aperture as well. My favorite design in today’s line up is definitely Diamond Panes though. I think it’s a throw back to my time as a needlepointed. I am so eager to get my hands on this book!

    On a side note, I was not able to post my admiration on Sassafrass Lane’s blog. Please pass this along. :)

  30. Betty Harden says:

    I loved Corey Yoder’s block. She is a favorite of mine. Great lady. Each day something and someone new on this great blog tour

  31. Janet T says:

    I really enjoyed Sue Garmin’s site. It was informative and her quilts were so versatile. Beautiful applique.

  32. Lorelei Gustafson says:

    I want my arm cast off now! These blocks have me itching to start stitching again (a little internal rhyme for you).

  33. Lorelei Gustafson says:

    These blocks are absolutely fabulous! This morning I was thinking, ” how many variations of blocks could there possibly be? It’s a finite matter.” Thanks for proving me wrong. When I get this cast off my arm, I’m going to do some infinite piecing. Thanks for the inspiration (again)!

  34. Gregg says:

    The Blue Star Bloom just really speaks to me. The color is calming and it seems to have just the right balance of piecing and appliqué.

  35. Beth T. says:

    Sue Garman shared a great tip for obtaining accuracy when piecing a long, thin strip to another strip. I learn so much from all of your contributors, and enjoy these blog tours a lot. Many thanks.

  36. Nancy says:

    Love the cake block from Jennifer O!

  37. Steph says:

    Loved Star Gazing and Dashing Geese were probably my favorite blocks, but there were so many interesting techniques and beautiful blocks. Also some amazing blogs!

  38. Mary D says:

    There was such a variety of blocks from traditional to modern, pieced to applique. I enjoyed the chance to visit new website and just fell in love with quilt patterns at several sites including Shayla and Kristy Wolff.

    My anticipation is bubbling over for the release date of 100 Blocks Vol 9.

  39. Andresa says:

    Loved the Star Gazing block.

  40. Joy says:

    I like all the quilt ideas the designers have provided using their blocks.

  41. Laura McFall says:

    More great blocks! I’m in awe and it’s only day two! The bicycle, the camera lens, the surfing van… simple piecing, creative layouts – WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Keep ‘em coming!

  42. Wendy says:

    I enjoyed the vast difference in all the blocks. Some fun and funky, others more traditional , and still others that were very unusual. Thanks!

  43. Gwen Wehner says:

    Great lineup of designers today (as usual!) – I especially like “Dashing Geese” and “Shuttered”. Thanks for another fabulous magazine!

  44. Pam S says:

    The tour today was delightful! Everything from dessert to dresses to camping. I love the fun novelty blocks. Thanks for the hop!

  45. Tracy Strauch says:

    I love all the inspiration!

  46. VickiT says:

    I’ve been unable to get to them all today sadly, but I really love Kay’s Half Log Cabin Tulips. That is such a great block.

  47. Carrie P. says:

    I loved seeing the beautiful applique blocks.

  48. Teri powers says:

    Love them all. The banner one I awesome . .would be great in a quilt of valor

  49. Loved perusing all of today’s designers, but Kay MacKenzie definitely got my attention. I think I’ve been reading her blog for about two hours now! I LOVE her designs! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  50. Deb says:

    I always enjoy Little Miss Shabby and seeing what she’s up to. So I especially liked her block.

  51. marta says:

    I love the inspiration I get from all of the blocks sponsored.Already have plans from one of today’s blog, thank you….marta

  52. Cindy K says:

    Today had some really great blocks…can’t wait to try some of them. I love the prom dress, the cake and the van….all very cute.
    Thank you for the many chances to win.
    thim3@hotmail.com

  53. Susan says:

    Although I enjoyed all of today’s blog stops, I was in awe over Sue Garman’s applique work.

  54. arlette says:

    I’m really enjoying this fiesta, with all the wonderful designs!!!!

  55. Maarten H says:

    I liked all of the appliqués, it is hard to pick just one!

  56. karen timmons says:

    I love the inspiration I get from all of the blocks sponsored. I’ve been quilting for about 3 years and I’m very excited to learn how to design my own quilts. These blocks will be a great inspiration.

  57. Janis T says:

    As always, I’m so inspired! I enjoyed the techniques and stories of the creative process.

  58. karen timmons says:

    I love the unique variations and colors. I’ve been quilting for about 3 years and trying to learn how to design my own quilts.these blocks area a great inspiration.

  59. Emily C says:

    I loved Cynthia’s Prom Dress.

  60. Renata says:

    I saw two traditional style blocks that I liked. I appreciate your block designers show the blocks in different settings.

  61. Lee says:

    Today I am especially loving Gudrun’s Spin Cycle – I love all the variations! Also the log cabin tulip was just to clever and sweet! thanks!

  62. Barbara Young says:

    I loved the fact that some of the designs started triggering ideas in my head on how to make them uniquely mine. That is one of the joys of quilting. Great blocks. Thanks for the fun ride.

  63. Janie says:

    Sue Garmin gave a lot of helpful tips on her site. I enjoy seeing the blocks laid out in different variations. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for the tutorials.

  64. Joyce Carter says:

    I really enjoy seeing all the different techniques and designs. I like how each one puts their block into a setting and sometimes comes up with a totally different design. Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Vickie Bretz says:

    Love them all but the surfer is my favorite.

  66. Vickie Bretz says:

    Love them all but the surfer is one of my favorites.

  67. gudrun junker says:

    love to win .

  68. Donna Joy says:

    Today I saw so many different designs, layouts and color combinations. So much inspiration from amazing creative people, i enjoyed visiting everyone. Sue had an stunning collection of quilts showing off quilting that I only dream of. Thanks for putting this wonderful collection of designers together to share their blocks.

  69. MaryBeth says:

    Lots of cool ideas. Thanks.

  70. Donna W says:

    What great blocks. Love seeing a block and then lots of possibilities for them.

  71. Lyn says:

    Sue Garman had a really great post, and a great block as well. Each day, I’ve been picking my top two blocks of the day, and you sure made it really, really, really, really hard today, but my top two today are Sue’s Target Practice and Susan’s Diamond Pane.

  72. Jocelyn says:

    The Prom dress and the trailer are so cute. Great blocks.

  73. Susan says:

    I really enjoyed the wide variety of blocks. So many different ideas! I especially liked Half-Log-Cabin Tulip by Kay Mackenzie.

  74. Debby E says:

    Everyone did a fabulous job with their blocks but I think Gudrun’s Spin Cycle was my favorite with so many possibilities for design! Thanks so much for this really great blog hop and all the chances to win ;)

  75. Karen says:

    I liked seeing all the applique blocks along with alternate lay-outs. Great color suggestions too.

  76. Annie says:

    I really liked Cynthia Frenette’s Prom Dress block today!

  77. Nancy says:

    blue star bloom is gorgeous, thanks for the giveaway.

  78. Sherrye says:

    I LOVE Star Gazing by Little Miss Shabby. The secondary design when you put several together is AWESOME!!!!

  79. Liz Engman says:

    I appreciate that the designers show how to use the blocks in a quilt–big or small–and often show variations of settings and color choices. Lots of inspiration.

  80. Diane O says:

    I really enjoyed all the information in Sue Garman’s post today. A little of everything.

  81. D W says:

    Love all the different styles used by everyone.

  82. Marilyn Vreugdenhil says:

    I love the colors used by designer Martha Walker.

  83. Susan says:

    Awesome to have a more in depth look at the block designers! It’s nice to view new to me blogs

  84. rosa says:

    Disfruto viendo los diferentes bloques y la interpretación de las diseñadoras. Paper -piecing es una de mis técnicas favoritas.

  85. Leanna Robins says:

    Really enjoying the blogs.

  86. Kris S in WI says:

    This was a great day. I loved all the blocks. The bike, the cute dress, Martha’s beautiful appliqué, Kay’s tulips.

  87. deborah.greenaway@gmail.com deborah.greenaway@gmail.com says:

    Like opportunity to view so many quilters work in on place, so inspirational

  88. Pat Evans says:

    I’d pick Kay McKenzie’s tulips today, although the Christmas Cactus block shown elsewhere in the blog post is really my favorite.

  89. Lois LaPointe says:

    I love the Blue Star Bloom block! very nice!

  90. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I really love Cheryl Lynch’s “Go Wheels” block and quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  91. Barb Colvin says:

    I discovered a new version of the churn dash, Dashing Geese by Debbie Martin. I love churn dash blocks :) And Kay Mackensie’s sweet tulips….

  92. Karen Malone says:

    I am really enjoying the blog tour. I especially liked Sue Garman’s blog with all the amazing appliqué photos.

  93. Lisa E says:

    My favorite thing to see is how the designers use their blocks. The Spin Cycle design variations were awesome!

  94. Linda Webster says:

    Quite a few of the designers showed their blocks in different settings and I really enjoyed that.

  95. Laurie P says:

    I really like seeing all the new blocks. Today I enjoyed the Tulip block and Gudrun’s block the best. I get so many ideas going to the different blogs. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing.

  96. KT says:

    I really liked that Sue Garmin gave us lots of tips on how she organizes and sews her projects!

  97. Margaret Andrews says:

    I am enjoying going from blog to blog seeing each of the blocks that they designed. It is so fun to see all of the different techniques and fabrics that they used.What fun this is on a wet dreary day. I am also enjoying all of the different questions they ask and read what people say. Thank you so much for doing this and publishing 100 Blocks which helps keep quilting alive!

  98. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    I really liked the Banner Day Block.

  99. Kathy h says:

    I really enjoyed that surfing bus.

  100. Karyn says:

    I’m really enjoying seeing all the different techniques that people are using! How awesome!

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