Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 1

Welcome to Our 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour!

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We’re so excited to kick off our 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour! We have five full days of quilting fun planned for you, all celebrating the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13! This new edition of 100 Blocks includes 100 new creative quilt blocks from today’s top designers. The issue will be on newsstands May 3, or you can grab a print or digital issue now from our online shop. We hope you’ll join us each day this week, May 2-6, as we dive into the issue with quilt block previews, designer inspiration and lots of great giveaways!

Let’s Preview Some Blocks:

QM RUSSEK Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 1

Vixen block designed by Erin Russek

Vixen: Our QM associate editor Erin Russek designed this appliqué cutie, and we absolutely love it. Erin used Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics to create the block.

QM ACKVA Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 1

Polar Star block designed by Karen Ackva

Polar Star: Designed by Karen Ackva, this foundation-pieced block is shown in Kona Cotton Solids and Quilter’s Linen from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Check out our giveaway at the end of this post for details on how you can win some Kona Solids for yourself!

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Picket Posies block designed by Greg Jones

Picket Posies: This floral pieced block designed by Greg Jones is perfect for springtime. Greg made his block using Strawberry Fields fabric by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics.

QM YODER Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 1

Lovely block designed by Corey Yoder

Lovely: Who doesn’t love a pretty heart block? Corey Yoder made this pieced block using her Prairie line for Moda Fabrics along with Essex Linen from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Today’s Featured Designers:

Follow the links below to visit each designer’s blog page to read about their individual quilt block designs featured in 100 Blocks Vol. 13 and catch giveaways on their blogs, too! Note: Please follow the instructions on each of their blog posts to be entered in their giveaways.

1. Pati Fried
2. Nancy Mahoney
3. Carol Steely
4. Debbie Martin
5. Jenifer Dick
6. Daphne Greig
7. Peg Spradlin
8. Doris Rice

Now For Our Giveaway!

Our sponsor for Day 1 of this blog tour is Robert Kaufman Fabrics. They have donated some wonderful prizes for today’s giveaway: Kona fat quarter bundles (12 pieces each)!

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Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Tuesday, May 3 – telling us which Vol. 13 block you’ve seen so far has inspired you the most — for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 plus either a fabric bundle or a collection of other surprise goodies.

  • Four winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 and a fabric bundle
  • Two winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 as well as quilty goodies from Quiltmaker and some of our featured block designers

Winners will be chosen and notified Wednesday, May 4.

The winners of the Vol.13 Blog Tour: Day 1 prizes are Tammy Wiseman, NancyB from Many LA, Donna, Gabriella B, Lynn Tippens and Wanda. Winners have been notified by email!

See You Tomorrow for Day 2!

Come back tomorrow for more block previews, design inspiration and giveaways!

P.S. Did you know you can sign up to have all of Quiltmaker’s special issues — including 100 Blocks — delivered straight to your mailbox? Sign up for our Special Issue Auto Ship program and we’ll mail our special issues to you as they’re released. Learn more here.

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199 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 1

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  2. Jane V. says:

    Peyton’s Star is my favorite today.

  3. Melissa says:

    Love the block by Nancy Mahoney – very striking. I think it would be stunning on long solids.

  4. Jitka says:

    I love block Flashlihts by Daphne Greig.

  5. Annie says:

    My favorite – so far – is Nancy Mahoney’s Pinwheel Star block.

  6. Pat Chechak says:

    Love the vixen block for a baby quilt!

  7. Liz Engman says:

    I think the deceptive complexity of Nancy Mahoney’s Pinwheel star is the most inspiring/ So many possibilities–and I love paper piecing!

  8. Karen Thurn says:

    How could I resist that foxy Vixen! Just want to scoop him up and cuddle. So glad it’s 100 block hop again. Thanks!

  9. Joye says:

    The cute fox caught my eye. I would love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Judy says:

    My favorite so far is Spring Blossoms by Carol Steely

  11. Jo says:

    Polar Star I just love stars in quilts

  12. Jo says:

    Polar Star stars are SO quilting love them

  13. Cher Porter says:

    My favorite so far is Picket Posies. I really like the shapes and colors!

  14. Linda Webster says:

    I love Flowers For the Cabin on the shadowsoftheblueridge blog.

  15. Melanie K. says:

    I like the Picket Posies.

  16. Sam says:

    Love the Picket Posies block. so versatile with scraps or seasonal lines.

  17. anna Brown says:

    the churning 9 block really got my juices a flowing…great blog hop… happyness04431@yahoo.com

  18. Edna L says:

    Love #1218. Flutter wheel. I love the possibilities!

  19. Lisa says:

    Vixen is my favorite. It would be really cute made into a tote bag.

  20. Carrie says:

    All of them!

  21. Summer says:

    It was a bit of a tough decision, but I went with a unique block that I think I’d really like to try: Pati Fried’s Girl’s Best Friend block! I think it would look great as an improv block, too!

  22. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    The designers get bettor with each round but The “Log Cabin Basket” was so clever and yet traditional. Thanks. Kathy in Colo

  23. Dorothy Holt says:

    Gotta have the Vixen! Adorable.

  24. I like Carol’s Spring Bloomer… cause I have spring on the brain, and need to see some flowers!

  25. Jeannie says:

    Lovely. I feel a need for a wedding gift in the future.

  26. Julie in WA says:

    My favorite of the day is….Flashlight! Lots of movement, and a great opportunity to use curved seams!

  27. Andresa says:

    There are 2 blocks from Day 1 that caught my eye and both are blocks I would normally not be interested in making. The first was Nancy Mahoney’s paper pieced Pinwheel Star block. The second was the log cabin designed Flowers for the Cabin block by Debbie Martin.

  28. Brenda E. says:

    Headlight by Daphne! In each layout it takes on a different looking quilt.

  29. Heathir says:

    I like Girl’s Best Friend, but I want to make the Lovely heart block.

  30. Tina in NJ says:

    So far, I love Erin’s Vixen. She’s so cute!

  31. Tammy Wiseman says:

    I think my favorite so far is the Flowers for the Cabin is my favorite. I love basket quilts and this will make a great one. I think I will add this to my list of quilt to make

  32. Lynn D in NC says:

    I was quite taken with Vixen, but as far as piecing, I really like Churning Nine. Awesome block.

  33. Jen B says:

    I love Churning Nine by Doris Rice.

  34. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite so far is the Lovely heart block by Corey Yoder. I can see many uses for it in many color ways.

  35. Kathy G. says:

    I love, love, love the Vixen! It is adorable! But I’m always drawn to “critter” quilts!

  36. Joanne says:

    I like Picket Posies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Gunda says:

    I like the little fox and Girls best friend, can’t make up my mind, sorry

  38. Joan says:

    I really like 4 of a kind. The bold colours are stunning. This is a great prize . Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Mary Wright says:

    I really like Nancy Mahoney’s Pinwheel Star. I am new to paper piecing and would certainly like to try this one!

  40. Michelle M says:

    The vixen is the one that really caught my eye. I love it!

  41. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    Of the 8 blocks featured today, I REALLY like #1238, Flashlights! The variety of extremely different looks possible with this block is amazing!

  42. Diane S says:

    I like Pati Fried’s Girl’s Best Friend.

  43. ritainalaska says:

    the vixen block is too cute! the watering can filled with flowers is calling me! love this blog tour!

  44. Angela Neff says:

    I have not seen any yet,but am looking forward to Bonnie Hunter’s!

  45. Cathryn H says:

    I would have to say the vixen block on this blog entry. That one really caught my eye and I have a friend who is going to love that block!

  46. Audrey says:

    The vixen has stolden my heart

  47. Audrey says:

    The Vixen block has stolden my heart.

  48. Vixen is my favorite of all the blocks today.

  49. JoyceLM says:

    My favorite block so far is Nancy Mahoney’s Pinwheel Star. Thanks.

  50. Amy says:

    I’m drawn to star blocks, so Polar Star is what I like.

  51. Kathleen says:

    I like the Flowers for the Cabin block.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  52. Gloria Cotten says:

    My favorite is the Polar Star block with the wonderful use of solids! Very inspirational indeed!

  53. Gayle Allen-Grier says:

    My favorite is on the magazine cover in the column under “Volume 13″, the second one in white, blue and black. Thanks!

    aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

  54. Faith Arrowood says:

    Lovely is just lovely! Corey Yoder is excellent as usual.

  55. Lee O'Brian says:

    Love the Vixen block. New great-grand-daughter due in August. This block is perfect for her quilt. Thanks.

  56. Faith Arrowood says:

    Lovely is just lovely! Corey Yonder is excellent as usual

  57. Lee O'Brian says:

    Drawn to Vixen. My grand-daughter is expecting in August & her theme is little foxes. What a great quilt this block will make. Thanks for sharing.

  58. NancyB from Many LA says:

    I like the 4 Hearts – it kind of reminded me of the 60′s, and a little wonky too!

  59. Chris says:

    I’m crazy about Vixen. I will definitely have to make him/her.

  60. Sandy says:

    Just love that Vixen block with the fox. I know a 4 year old little girl who would love it!

  61. Naomi says:

    I love the vixen block

  62. Lori Morton says:

    Love the “Lovely” Block by Corey Yoder!!!! Definitely neeeed this magazine… Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!!! :D

  63. Pat D. says:

    I especially like the Vixen block. Such a cute little Fox.

  64. Kathy h says:

    I really enjoyed seeing all the blocks today but especially liked Doris Rice’s block.

  65. I love love love Doris Rice’s Churning Nine block! I am so drawn to simple blocks that can give sew many different options. What fun!

  66. I’m loving the combinations of traditional blocks in unique ways, like log cabin baskets. And any stars, I really love.
    Oh, I’m cheering for Kona !

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  68. Karen Fredrickson says:

    I have to say the Picket Posies is my favorite so far. I’m thinking about varying the colors of the posies and keeping the picket fence white or WOW. Also would be cute in baby pastels as a crib quilt!

  69. Louise Young says:

    I’m loving Daphne Greig’s block “Flashlights”. I’m thinking it would be perfect for a masculine quilt.

  70. Kris S says:

    I love Carol Steely’s Spring Bloomers. She showed some really fun setting options and tips for appliqué.

  71. Bonnie says:

    Since I have always loved star blocks, I think Polar Star is very interesting. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  72. Joyce Carter says:

    I loved Doris Rices’ block. It would make a beautiful quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

  73. Doris Rice’s block looks like it could be used in many, many ways! And I just love the color combination – pink is definitely my color!

  74. Fireside Quilter says:

    The block called Lovely is my favourite… It would turn into a very sweet scrappy quilt.

  75. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I love the Girl’s Best Friend block from Pati Fried. I haven’t made a diamond block yet so it would be a learning experience for me!

  76. Michele T says:

    I have fallen in love with the fox block Vixen… Oh my gosh it is adorable!!!

  77. Loriann Fish says:

    I can see lots of possibilities for the Polar Star above.

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  79. Carolann Gibb says:

    With spring blooming everywhere and turning the world green, I just love Picket Posies!

  80. Ellie Paquette says:

    Love diamonds and Girls Best Friend looks like fun. Difficult decision!!!

  81. Joy P says:

    The fox is very cute, but the block that immediately inspired is Corey Yoder’s Lovely.

  82. Lee says:

    I really love Nancy’s pinwheel block!!

  83. QuiltShopGal says:

    They are all absolutely beautiful. Total #CreativeGoodness. Polar Star definitely calls out to create a quilt with it. Sure would be beautiful in Kona Cottons too!


  84. Amy L says:

    Oooo, I’m in love with Lovely!

  85. Babs Nalley says:

    I love the Vixen block I have a block like it I did along time ago the face is turned to the side I am inspired to get it out and try to add to it now

  86. sandi says:

    I like all the blocks but Vixen by Erin Russek is adorable and I have to make him. I always enjoy your magazines and love the Blog hops.

  87. Judi Duncan says:

    so far, I would have to say I’m in love with Vixen. I’m an applique kinda gal and this is so adorable I just have to make it! I make a special trip to the store to pick up the 100 blocks magazine when a new one is released….its packed to the brim with inspiration

  88. Janna says:

    I love the Polar Star.

  89. Carol Broughton says:

    The Lovely block is so pretty!

  90. Mary D says:

    There were several blocks that sparked my interest but I really want to make the Vixen block. Yes I do.

  91. Sue S. says:

    I like picket posie. Very aptly named and the fabric is perfect!

  92. Sandy Dahlgren says:

    I love the Picket Posies. It reminds me of my mother’s kitchen when I was little.

  93. marge durham says:

    Picket posies would be great for a ‘scrapper’ like myself. I think that is begging to be a scrap quilt.

  94. Lisa Marie says:

    I saw a bunch of great blocks and especially liked the ones where there were multiple layout options for different looks. Like the Girl’s Best Friend diamond block. I look forward to each issue of this magazine, and always enjoy the blog hop. Thanks for sharing!

  95. Debby says:

    I love the Girl’s Best Friend and Nancy’s pinwheel. So neat! This should be a fun blog hop! Thank you for all the inspiration.

  96. MS Barb says:

    Just one block!? I like them all, but Vixen caught my eye!

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