Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 1

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 10.

The cover trim for this issue is a beautiful purply blue, so you’ll know what to look for on the newsstand beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 18. (Sometimes it sneaks onto newsstands earlier—if it does, grab it while you can!)

You can also order print or digital issues from QuiltandSewShop.com beginning Tuesday 11/18.

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Visit Quilty Pleasures each day this week, where you’ll have many chances to win.

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour goes on all week Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2014.

We have issues to give away and great prizes every day to numerous lucky winners. 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, plus a variety of other quilty treats like fabric, books and patterns!

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Quilty Treats!

We’re pleased to welcome Hoffman California Fabrics today as a valued industry partner.

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Hoffman has an issue giveaway on their blog post today.

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Fat Quarter bundles from Hoffman California Fabrics for giveaway!

Hoffman provided fabrics for today’s giveaways. We appreciate their partnership. 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 10.

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Half Moon Rising by Kelly Eisinger for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10. Fabric: Hoffman California Fabrics.

Half Moon Rising is by Kelly Eisinger, QM’s editorial assistant. The fabrics from Hoffman work beautifully in this design.

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Five and Diamond by Eileen Fowler for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10. Fabric: Hoffman California Fabrics.

Eileen Fowler also used Hoffman fabrics in her Five and Diamond block, above. Hoffman batiks in light, medium and dark give this block its flair. Eileen is an editor for Quiltmaker.

100Blks10 Hoff Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 1Jennifer Ball used several different blocks from Volume 10 in her Bali Posies quilt design, above. The fabrics are Bali Paradise and Bali Batiks, all from Hoffman.

Let’s get this party started! You’ll want to follow the links below for more fun and extra giveaways of this issue. For your viewing pleasure, here are…

Today’s Featured Designers:

  1. Doris Rice
  2. Deonn Stott
  3. Jacquelynne Steves
  4. Kari Carr
  5. Teresa Rawson
  6. Celine Perkins
  7. Susan Marth
  8. Heather Kojan
  9. Sara Hardwig
  10. Kay Mackenzie
  11. Nancy Mahoney
  12. Deborah Bahr-Johnson

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

Be sure to visit the Hoffman blog for more chances to win!

Let’s have a giveaway right here! For your chance to win a copy of the royal blue Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10 and a prizes from today’s sponsors, leave a comment before midnight Tuesday, November 18. Tell us what you saw on the blog tour today that excited you. We’ll choose six random winners and announce them here.

The winner’s for the 100 Blocks vol.10 Blog Tour Day 1 giveaway are: Donna Fecteau, Sue S., Pat Selby, Jennifer Willard, Darlene Krystal and Michele. The winners have been notified by email!

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Get Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10 now.

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

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Treat yourself to some of those gorgeous Bali Batiks!

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Treat yourself!


Hey, how about a subscription to Quiltmaker? We’d love to have you along for all the creative things we do!




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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375 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 1

  1. Sonia says:

    So many blocks, it’s hard to choose one over the other.

  2. Nancy A says:

    Love, love, love the Five and Diamond block!

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  4. Nicole Sender says:

    Awesome book! I’d Love to have a copy. I want to learn to sew a variety of blocks.

  5. Kimberly M says:

    I loved seeing all the variety of blocks, and all the blogs just waiting to be discovered.

  6. Lori L says:

    All the blocks get my creative juices flowing. Cannot wait to see the whole magazine.

  7. Lori Morton says:

    Loved soooo many of the Blocks, the pictures are sooo beautiful & my favorite block is the “Tangled Hearts”!!! Definitely HAVE to make that one! Love it!

  8. cindy klein says:

    love these books and can’t wait to see more

  9. Loris Mills says:

    Still no blog post from Hoffman :-( I hope somebody reminds them because their fabrics are gorgeous!

    • Nancysue says:

      I agree, Loris :) I’ve looked around their blog and website, and can’t find it or any mention of the 100 blocks issue :(

  10. Susie says:

    The five and diamond block was what caught my eye. Could do a lot with that block.

  11. Sheila Ivany says:

    Where do you comment for the Hoffman Blog. I went to Facebook saw the you tube video. Please reply. Thank you

  12. Terri S says:

    I really like the rainbow star, the nine patch posies and the sheep block. Many cute blocks. Thanks for doing the 100 block issues.

  13. Sheila Ivany says:

    Nancy Mahoney’s Rainbow block caught my eye with colour choice & design.

  14. Sheila Ivany says:

    Nancy Mahoney’s Rainbow Star block caught my eye with the design & colour choice.

  15. Sheila Ivany says:

    Nancy Mahoney’s block Rainbow Stars caught my eye. Just love the designs & colours chosen. Thank for a chance to win.

  16. Debbie M says:

    I love Nancy Mahoney’s Rainbow Star block!

  17. Angelia Barger says:

    Kari Carr explanations about how she did the circles and half circles in her block Nobility and the use of Clearly Perfect Angles has me wanting to make her block into a quilt

  18. Valerie Jenkins says:

    What’s not to like about Sara Hardwig’s cut embroidered winter scene–cardinals are such a sweet winter theme! Thanks for your blog hops and the chance to win.

  19. Bonnie says:

    So many wonderful blocks! I love the Bali Posies quilt designed by Jennifer Ball.

  20. c wilson says:

    In your issue 10 of 100 blocks I found a perfect block, the Rainbow Star that Nancy Mahoney designed. I’m always looking for ways to turn beautiful blocks into Quilts of Valor and that block is absolutely perfect.

  21. Sheila says:

    I really liked Nancy Mahoney’s Rainbow Star block and appreciated her efforts in showing a different colorway and how each would look in a quilt.

  22. Geni Pickens says:

    I love the variety of block designs and learning new stuff from each designer.

  23. Angelia L. says:

    There are so many great blocks but I really love Deonn Stott’s lamb block….so cute!

  24. Deb says:

    I loved the Bali Posies quilt shown on the blog today, and I’m excited about the blog tour!

  25. Robyn Orchard says:

    Love Quiltmaker. Always anxioux for the next issue. Great staff always friendly and so talented

  26. JanineMarie says:

    I liked a lot of the quilt blocks, but I was really drawn to Sara Hartwig’s Winter Red. The combination of embroidery and piecing was stunning. And I had never thought to use washout pen before for embroidery!

  27. Pat Kile says:

    While I liked all of the blocks featured, my favorite would have to be Nancy Mahoney’s Rainbow Star, in both colorways. Her resulting quilts are just gorgeous.

  28. Trudy Keller says:

    I love the Five and Diamond block!

  29. I liked the Bunny-Go-Round block at Doghouse Designs- love the piecing instead of applique. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Pat Kile says:

    The variety of methods employed and creativity shown by all your featured block creators is amazing and inspirational. I will surely use a number of these blocks in upcoming quilts.

  31. MaryBeth says:

    I always look forward to your blog hops.

  32. craftygramma says:

    I have not done this blog hop before, but it was quite extensive as far as skills and variety! Wow. Loved the handwork (embroidery) and the tuts! Thanks

  33. Susan Ikin says:

    Love the variety offered, and particularly the bunny block ( I have a new baby quilt to make), and Rainbow Stars.

  34. Linda Scheffler says:

    Nancy Mahoney’s Rainbow Star is out of this world!!!

  35. Linda Scheffler says:

    Nancy Mahoney’s Rainbow Star is out of this world—-fabulous!!

  36. Rosalie says:

    Nancy Mahoney’s use of primary colors with black and white!

  37. Denise Flynn says:

    This sounds like fun!

  38. Doreen S says:

    This is the first time I have heard of a blog tour. All the different types of ideas on the blogs were very exciting, especially seeing some of the patterns in the new book!

  39. Susan Ikin says:

    I love blog tours, as I usually discover new (to Me) quilt makers and designers, giving me even more to admire.

  40. Linda says:

    So far there are several new blogs to me and I love all of the new block designs so far. I found a wonderful block of the month at Sew Swee Simplicity/Jacquelynne Steves. I also really like the musical quilt that Teresa Rawson designed. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us!!!

  41. Lyn says:

    Teresa Rawson (Tangled Hearts block) had an absolutely fantastic, detailed tutorial on her site!

  42. Thanks for the blog hop and the wonderful designs. My favorite so far is Rainbow Star. It will make a terrific quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. Janet says:

    I love # 912 Tangled Hearts. And all the work she put into detailed instructions on making the applique look perfect!

  44. Christina Gonzalez says:

    I love Block # 912 Tangled Hearts by Teresa Rawson. It is a great pattern and her directions are great. I hope to win.

  45. Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

  46. MJ Baker says:

    Love it! Love it! Love it! Thank you

  47. M Russell says:

    It all looks like fun!

  48. Arlette says:

    Geez, I’m always waiting to enjoy this blast, thank you so much for everything!!!, just loved the designers today, if I need to choose one, I’d say Bunny block by Deborah Bahr-Johnson :)

  49. Becky S says:

    I love Heather Kojan’s Pines and Spools block. It would be perfect to make a Christmas quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Mom C says:

    I always love the blocks you select for the 100 block issue. So many are repeat submitters and I love that their designs are not the same old, same old but then you have brand new submitters and I really like their fresh way of looking at a block and treaking it to fit their design. So excited to see the whole tour. Thanks.

  51. beth says:

    The blocks all look amazing. I would love to make so many of these blocks I do not where to begin.

  52. Deb says:

    All I can say is that EVERYTHING excited me! What great quilt blocks…..

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  54. LizaA says:

    I discovered the Rainbow Star quilt block. I think it will make a beautiful Quilt of Valor.

  55. Anna Browning says:

    I am so new to quilting that everything is so cool.

  56. allison pogany says:

    I’m excited by the abundance of new things I need to try!!!! So many blocks, so little time…

  57. Darlene B says:

    I get inspired by all the great creative quilters out there who keep raising the bar. It’s wonderful to be able to look at a block and then think…..”Hmmm….maybe if I used this color and twisted it a little…” That’s what it’s all about!

  58. Loris Mills says:

    I couldn’t find anything on the Hoffman blog as well for Nov 17. Their fabric is beautiful though :-)

  59. Lorie Bugaiski says:

    Thanks for a chance to win! I love lisa calle blog,

  60. Judy says:

    Everything was beautiful and amazing. I am a big fan of hearts so my favorite that excited me was Teresa Rawson’s design at Fabric Therapy. She also had a great tutorial on how she did her applique.

  61. tina says:

    Thanks for the chance. How exciting!

  62. Vivian says:

    I love the embroidered block and the St nick block. very cute!!!

  63. Suzi Smith says:

    Everything is so enticing! Rekindles that urge to get started and do a new quilt project!

  64. Angie says:

    Once again, you produce top-notch stuff! Thanks!

  65. Betty Harden says:

    Love Half-Moon Rising just as it appears. Can’t wait to get this issue. This is so exciting. Last year was my first year for this and I am trying get all the issues of the 100 blocks. So far so good. Have 4 issues to go. Got fingers crossed.

  66. Barb Johnson says:

    I really was excited when I saw the red, white and blue version of Nancy Mahoney’s Rainbow Stars! I’m making a quilt for a big event next year in Philadelphia and what better colors than red, white and blue for our nation’s birthplace!

  67. Hilary Frye says:

    I like Celine Perkins block, French Twist. I’d love to make it out of Hoffman Batiks!

  68. Debbie K says:

    Beautiful! Much inspiration! The “Half Moon Rising” block made me long for balmy summer evenings roasting s’mores around a campfire. ~Debbie K

  69. Judy D in WA says:

    Teresa Rawson’s applique post is fabulous!

  70. Linda Dutcher says:

    Everything is fantastic. Such exciting new things.

  71. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    I really liked the Bunny block by Deborah Bahr-Johnson.

  72. linda-kaye says:

    You got my attention with the cover on Volume 10. Can’t wait to see it close up. Plus all those lovely fabrics in the give-away. Wow! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  73. Susan says:

    Everything excited me except for the Hoffman blog. I couldn’t find anything there about this blog hop. The latest blog is dated Nov. 10.

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