Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally

DAY 5: May 5, 2017

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 WELCOME TO DAY 5 of Our 100 Blocks Tour Road Rally!

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Whew! We’ve had quite the journey this week. We’ve visited 30 of the blocks from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 15 and we still have 7 more to see today! Here at the Quiltmaker office we gave away our daily prizes and we’ve been gearing up for the grand prize giveaways.

The patterns for all of the blocks you’ve seen the last five days are available in Volume 15 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. If you haven’t picked up your copy don’t forget to stop by your newsstand today or get a print or digital copy issue now from the Quilt and Sew Shop.

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Today is the DAY! Join the last day of the Souvenir Hunt as you take a block stop at each of the day’s designer blog sites for a chance at a grand prize. Winners will be announced on May 8th. Go to Day 1 of the Rally to get the details about participating. If you haven’t toured each day this week, you can still join us by going back to the Monday through Thursday blog posts! We’ll give you the details to tell us about the souvenirs you’ve collected and submit your entry for a grand prize after we’ve toured the rest of the blocks today.

Let’s begin the last of the blog tour!

You Are in the Driver’s Seat

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We’re going to look at 7 more Volume 15 blocks, visit the designers and meet one more Quiltmaker staff member, Tricia Patterson. Don’t forget to take a Block Stop to visit with the designers, and look for the last souvenirs. You should have collected 10 souvenirs by the end of the tour. Be sure to visit the designer sites as some of them are sponsoring their own giveaways!

QM100 BERTICS Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1452
Designed by: Stephanie Bertics

Mountains & Plains. Stephanie’s block design is filled with quick-to-piece Triangle-Squares. She made her block with Art Gallery Fabrics’ Succulence by Bonnie Christine. See 100 Blocks Volume 15 for a sample quilt layout using Stephanie’s block.

QM100 BROWN Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1427
Designed by: Cheryl Brown

One More Round. Circles make the wreath in Cheryl’s colorful block. She even continued the circular theme in her choice of background fabric! Cheryl selected wool for some of the circle flowers to add visual texture to her block.

QM100 HERTEL Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1431
Designed by: Mary Hertel

Goin’ Fishin’. Do you know a fisherman that would appreciate this block design? Mary created her design with foundation sections and background patches, adding an embroidery fish line and button eye to lure you in. Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics, Batik by Mirah collection, were used for this block.

Block #1468
Designed by: Bonnie Hunter

Sawtooth Flutter. Think scrappy. Think piecing techniques. Think Bonnie Hunter. The elements of her block come together quickly with units made from the Stitch-and-Flip technique.

Click on Bonnie’s block to see color options made by our testers.

Block #1407
Designed by: Pam Lincoln

Flutters of the Heart. Pam’s block is so romantic with these lovebirds sending messages to the heart. Pam’s design is made with machine applique and embroidery.

Click on Pam’s block to see color options made by our testers.

Block #1485
Designed by: Jen Shaffer

Jubilee. You just can’t beat blocks made with Triangle-Squares. Jen’s cut-and-sew design is a treat to make, as well as the possibilities if a bunch of these squares were placed together in a quilt. Think of how all the triangles would meet up. There are so many ways you can place fabrics and color with this design!

Click on Jen’s block to see color options made by our testers. 

QM100 VANDEN BOSCH Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1495
Designed by: Terri Vanden Bosch

Adventure Seeker. Flying Geese is the foremost technique to make Terri’s block design. Careful placement of the orientation of the fabric for the center triangle would create a striking effect when many blocks are joined in a quilt. 

Last Stop: Our House

Along the tour this week, we have featured the staff that designed blocks for Volume 15 of 100 Blocks. If you didn’t visit the blog each day, take a peak back through the week’s blogs to learn more about our in-house designers and their block inspirations. Now, it’s time for you to meet me, Tricia Patterson.

QM100 PATTERSON Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Block #1422
Designed by: Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker

Fabric, texture and technique inspired me when it came time to design my block for Volume 15. I love the richness of hand-dyed fabrics and creating designs with visual texture. For extracurricular fun and relaxation, I typically dye my own fabrics. I love experimenting with the effects of dye and color in fabric. I’ve also wanted to try incorporating Osnaburg fabric in a quilt design. I feel it’s the forgotten fabric with a very interesting history. Google it for some fun facts. And, to be honest, I do dread some of the time it takes to create a quilt using foundation piecing, however… I truly appreciate how foundations can expand design options for geometric quilts, plus making it much easier to achieve nice-looking angles and points.

I made my block in sections, separately sewing the outside sections together and the sections to make center star points. To finish the block, I joined each of the outer sections to the center.

I’ve been quilting for many years, moving from making crib to bed-size quilts as my two sons grew up. I’m repeating the cycle with four grandchildren. About 10 years ago I started experimenting with embellishments—buttons, ribbons, fabric strips, dyed silk cocoons, metal scraps, stone and wood chips, feathers—adding all kinds of stuff to quilted surfaces to create mixed media art quilts. Like many quilters, I’m in the midst of a journey to discover my own aesthetic and footprint. Whether I’m quilting a traditional design or taking a modern spin I just love to see how the next quilt is going to finish.

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Vol 15 Setting 5 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Our quilt layout is complete! You can find the patterns for incorporating any of the blocks and this quilt layout, plus more, in 100 Blocks Volume 15!

Enter the Daily Giveaway!

Comment on this blog post to enter your name for the daily giveaway. We’ve traveled to so many places this week to check out block inspirations and to get to know more about the designers. What were your favorite parts of our 100 Blocks Blog Road Rally?

Leave your comment by midnight on Sunday, May 7. Winners will be chosen and announced Monday, May 8.

Vol.15 Blog Tour Day 5 winners are: Audrey Ney, Karen S, Julie Miller, Jolie, Allison Evrard, Diantha Howard and JoyceLM. Winners have been notified by email.

Today’s winner will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 15 plus a fabric bundle from one of today’s two tour sponsors, P&B Textiles and Riley Blake Designs, and/or a collection of other surprise quilty goodies.

  • 4 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15, a fabric bundle and other quilty goodies from the designers and QM.
  • 3 winners will receive a copy of Vol.15 and other quilty goodies from QM.

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And, Enter the GRAND PRIZE Giveaway!

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The moment you’ve been waiting for! It’s finally time to enter your name for one of the end-of-the-rally grand prizes!!

  1. Click here to launch the entry form.
  2. Enter the word or phrase you found from the designers’ website or blog post to answer the daily questions.
  3. Click the submit button to send your entry form.

You have all weekend to submit an entry to the contest, so lots of time to visit, or re-visit, the designers. 

Winners will be announced on the Quilty Pleasures blog on May 8th and notified by email.

Vol.15 Blog Tour Grand Prize winners are: Patricia Moyles, Glenda White and Mimi Patrick. Winners have been notified by email.

Grand prize winners will receive a fantastic bundle including a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 15, items from this week’s tour sponsors and other quilty goodies from the designers and QM.

Grand Prize bundle Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

Thank You for Joining Us This Week!

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Special thanks to the following participating designers and sponsors who contributed products for our daily and grand prize giveaways.


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144 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 15 Blog Tour: Day 5

  1. Bettina Groh says:

    Enjoyed them all…. made me wish I was a MUCH better quilter!

  2. Bettina Groh says:

    I enjoyed looking at them all… made me wish I was a MUCH better quilter!!

  3. Jessie Faber says:

    Love all the new blocks.

  4. Sherry G says:

    I have a hard time picking just one. I love them all. I really like when these magazines come out to see all the new blocks.

  5. Sherry G says:

    It is hard to pick out just one. I like them all.

  6. Emily C says:

    I loved seeing all the lovely blocks and visiting the designers. The scavenger hunt was fun and difficult. (i often skim read) I would have to say I liked the scavenger hunt the most. It gives you fun little trivia about the designers that you might otherwise not find out.

  7. Michelle Barker says:

    I’m not so good at looking at a single quilt block and seeing the possibilities. I loved seeing how the designers made a whole quilt out of one block. It has made me look at these blocks differently.

  8. Karen Thurn says:

    This has been such a fun hop! I look forward to it every year. I find new blogs to follow, discover some quilty inspiration, and realize that I have much in common with others; we all love fabric! Thank you so very much.

  9. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    I appreciate learning about each designer and how the quilter developed the chosen block. Seemed like we didn’t meet as many designers this spring. Kathy in colo

  10. Christine M says:

    Beautiful blocks! Can’t wait to try some!

  11. Angela Short says:

    I just love seeing all the different blocks and reading about how each designer made theirs. Very interesting! Thanks to everyone that is involved!!

  12. Charl says:

    I like seeing how the designers put their blocks together in different ways and different colorways.

  13. Loriann Fish says:

    I really enjoyed the theme of the blog hop. It was fun to learn some random trivia about some of the designers.

  14. Barbara Young says:

    I have enjoyed visiting all of the blogs of the designers. Most of them I follow from previous blog hops, but I’ve met some designers new to me – a bonus. I love looking at all the new blocks and see which ones get added to my bucket list. Thanks for this – I look forward to it each year.

  15. Bella Harriger says:

    The creativity of all of the designers simply blows my mind. I’m good at developing my touch on a block that I like, but I don’t seem to be spontaneous enough like these gals. My hat’s off to each of them. I loved the road trip theme this time around. It was a great idea!

  16. Lynn Brock says:

    Wow! this was a great experience and hard to pick just one favorite aspect of the tour. I think I most appreciate being exposed to more creative quilters/crafters each day. There is so much talent out there and you have given us a great sampling. Thank you and I look forward to reading Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks, vol.15.

  17. Joye says:

    I like seeing new twists on often traditional blocks and finding new bloggers (at least new to me anyway). Thanks.

  18. Susan Hartley says:

    Wonderful blocks from very talented designers!

  19. Gloria Pietruszka says:

    I love seeing all the blocks and how the designs come together with different fabrics.

  20. KathleenC says:

    I like seeing the various fabrics that are used and how they work in a design.

  21. Barbara G. says:

    I loved seeing all the blocks and the different ways they could be made by changing the fabrics. Very inspiring.

  22. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    I love to hear about the back-stories of the blocks and what inspired the designers to go the direction they went! Another great 100 Blocks!!!

  23. Sue says:

    Thanks for the Road TournRally. It has been fun to see all the blocks. A big that’s to the coordinators and all the designers.

  24. lee says:

    I loved the Road Rally theme this year and enjoyed seeing the videos of all the different colorways! Enjoyed visiting all the blogs w/ different blocks and your sampler fill in every day was nice! Thank you for all the work that goes into this 100 block tour – I appreciate it!

  25. Natalie A says:

    I loved looking at all the beautiful blocks and techniques. My favorite part was reading the blogs. You get to know the designers and what inspires them.

  26. Nancy Sue says:

    My 9 yr old son joined me half way through the road rally. He really enjoyed Mary Hertel’s entire website. He liked the videos of the different color ways from testers on each day. I liked the trivia questions and the sampler filling in each day :) Kudos on that. May is always a busy time. Road rally blog hop was timed perfectly! I can plan what I will work on this spring/summer once things slow down, and can bump up my sewing mojo!!Congrats on a great 100 blocks blog tour!!

  27. Ria van Duuren says:

    Love to see all the different blocks and techniques. But the stories of the designers are very special.

  28. Christine L says:

    I enjoyed just seeing all of the blocks and getting inspired to go do some sewing!!!

  29. Charald Comeau says:

    I just enjoy all the different blocks and techniques.

  30. Pam says:

    I enjoyed seeing all the fabric choices made by the designers. It gives me hope that I can make all of these from my stash!

  31. Donna W says:

    Love seeing the blocks and learning something about the block designer.

  32. Katie B says:

    I’ve enjoyed learning of new designers and their blogs.

  33. Angie says:

    I enjoyed looking at each of blocks and reading about them and the designers.

  34. Nancy Green says:

    I enjoyed seeing some of the blocks and learning what inspired them and/or how they were designed.

  35. Anna says:

    Great blog tytyty for the bigger picture makes this very easy … happyness04431@yahoo.com

  36. Nicole Sender says:

    This was the best blog tour ever! I enjoyed all the tutorials and comments the designers made. So helpful and inspiring. Thanks!!

  37. Vicki D. says:

    I really enjoyed seeing the examples that the designers included in their blogs that showed the blocks in various settings and colorways.

  38. Pam Reim says:

    I enjoy the designers showing variations in how the block can be used and sharing their inspirations. Look forward to this blog hop every year!

  39. Janet T says:

    I like going to each site, seeing their block and learning how the block came to be. There has been great insight into the many designers lives and thoughts. It gives the block “life”.

  40. Jennie Steward says:

    Love seeing all the new blocks!

  41. Kathy E. says:

    The best part of this tour was seeing the unique blocks and learning a bit about the creators. Several of the creators showed how the blocks could be used in different projects and I like that too!

  42. Lori B says:

    I love when these come out. I liked visiting all the designers especially Bonnie Hunter.

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