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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour stops here today!




If you haven't had the pleasure yet of perusing one of the six volumes of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, we would encourage you to run, not walk, to your nearest newsstand to partake in this inspirational feast. Today, FreeSpirit Fabrics is a stop on the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour. 

Tic Tac Toe
Within the pages of volume 6, Diane Harris, the interactive editor for Quiltmaker, takes FreeSpirit Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt and does a modified Tic Tac Toe block or in today's world it could be called a hash tag! She coupled the vibrant green and aqua fabric with black to show true contrast from light to dark.

Log Cabin
Sprinkled throughout you will see bits and pieces of Chicopee as well as FreeSpirit LouLouthi by Anna Maria Horner in Anita Grossman Solomon's Kaleidoscope Log Cabin -- her modern version of a tried and true well-loved block.

Not to leave out the men, Angela Walters takes FreeSpirit Curious Nature from Parson Gray and combines it with solids to create her block Boomerang -- and it does look like a boomerang.
Boomerang

Isn't it amazing what a color or a turn of a pattern can do to make a block as exciting as an entire quilt?

Now for the good stuff.  Visit Quiltmaker's blog and comment to win FreeSpirit bundles along with bundles from our sister brand Ty  Pennnington Impressions.  If you comment here about your favorite block, either one you have made or one you aspire to make, we too will give away one FreeSpirit fat quarter bundle and one Ty Pennington fat quarter bundle as well -- 30 pieces of fabric in each bundle!

Ready, set, comment!  Winners will be randomly selected tomorrow.  In the meantime, visit today's featured Quiltmaker 100 Quilt Block designers today!

Today’s Featured Designers
1.Pippa Eccles Armbrester http://pippapatchwork.com/
2.Jina Barney http://jinabarneydesignz.blogspot.com/
3.Sandi Colwell http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog/
4.Evonne Cook http://evonne-clotheslinequilts.blogspot.com/
5.Cynthia Foster http://sewmanyroads.blogspot.com/
6.Robin Koehler http://nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
7.Wayne Kollinger http://waynekollingersquiltblog.blogspot.com/
8.Arlene Neely http://www.quiltingwithrabbits.com/
9.Allison Nicoll http://www.quiltingmumma.com/
10.Charise Randell http://charisecreates.blogspot.com/
11.Scarlett Rose http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/63534.Scarlett_Rose/blog
12.Dawn Stewart http://springwaterdesigns.blogspot.com/
13.Cinzia White http://lgfns.blogspot.com/ Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

167 comments:

patricia said...

Dang! What are my chances with 1? Good luck out there. This is great fabric!!!

Maureen said...

Oh wow, there's so many blocks to chose from. But being a vintage nut I really like Charise Randell's "Two Dresses". Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

craftytammie said...

I love swoon blocks, I've made three but plan to make 9 total. and I'm kind of a sucker for a simple nine patch.

vwlady said...

so many great blocks...so little time! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Muttmomkay said...

I really like that Scarlett Rose had her blog linked into GoodReads. You know that we quilters are a multi faceted group who love to do many things, including Quilt, Read, Quilt!

I also love the Celtic designs and can't wait to see what she has coming up for us!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am loving this hop and love the '100' each time they come out. Oh, the classic log cabin is a fav, but what you can do with it to give it a whole new look makes it so versatile.

Anonymous said...

Log Cabin. Thanks for the chance to win.
mhinders@myclearwave.net

Grandma Helen said...

My go-to block for charity quilts is the 9-patch. By varying size and arrangement, the final looks are endless.

Crickets Corner said...

I have been following the blog and so far my favorite block is Florida Rose #505 by Nancy Mahoney. Just loved the way she combined it to make a quilt.

Anonymous said...

Log Cabin. Thanks for the chance to win
mhinders@myclearwave.net

jrt14 said...

I really enjoy the look of star blocks. I am currently working on a scrappy star gazing quilt using Joan Ford's design.

Donna said...

FreeSpirit is such great fabric!

chemming127 said...

Love the boomerang block.

chemming127 said...

Love the boomerang block!!

cherylj said...

I love the tick tack toe block. It would look great in some little boy prints

JoyceLM said...

So far in the blog tour, Wayne Kollinger's block Indian Cabins is my favorite. Loved how he showed all the different things you could do with it. Thanks for sponsoring the blog tour & thanks for the great giveaway.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Can't wait to try a Kaleidoscope Log Cabin block!

Vicki H said...

I think my favorite block is the log cabin because the layouts are unlimited.

Kathy H said...

My favorite block is the Mariner's compass. I have made one of them and it seemed to take forever but is so beautiful.

Purl Buttons said...

I am enjoying this blog hop so much. Right now, Codex by Scott Murkin is my favorite block, one I aspire to make. However, as the Hop continues, I get a new favorite block every few minutes!

Barbara said...

Totally enjoying the tour.

Barbara said...

Toally enjoying the tour.

vickievanphd said...

Fabric, I need some new to cheer me up
Thanks

Lorraine said...

I like the block by Wayne Kollinger...so many possibilities!

Marie Atkinson said...

I am so enjoying seeing the blocks and meeting the designers. I haven't picked a favorite yet but I have seen several that are definite "must try" blocks.

Pat S. said...

My favorite block is the Log Cabin, mostly because it has so many design possibilites. Thanks sew very much for this chance to win :-)

Carol said...

I really really like Tunnel Vision block #594 by Amy Rullkoetter. It reminds me of the twirlling stars in Van Gogh's Starry Night...I hope to make a quilt soon using this block with yellows, oranges, blues and purple!

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

rutigt said...

Your Boomerang block looks very interesting, I like it!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Sandy said...

I aspire to doing more free-form block-making. But I have to say I'm seeing a lot of fantastic color explorations on these blogs, which makes me very interested in looking at traditional blocks, again, and considering the possibilities.

-- Sandy
wrybbunz@gmail.com

Denise R said...

Oh! I am a scrappy quilter and the new version of the log cabin looks very interesting!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Charis Creates Two Dresses. So many great blocks to choose from!

Nancy said...

My favorite block is Two Dresses by Charise Creates

Bonnie said...

One of my favorite blocks in this issue of 100 Blocks is Florida Rose by Nancy Mahoney. I'm new to quilting and would like to try applique.

Sandra said...

My inspiration is from the Tic Tac Toe block. It is very easy and would make a darling quilt for my great nephew for Christmas. It would also be a great game as the same time to place and teach him. I can't wait to make this fun quilt. All of the designers and all of the sponsors involved have done a wonderful job.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Cathy said...

I love the Kaliedescope Log Cabin block. I am a fan of scrappy. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs

Nancy Sue said...

I love log cabin blocks. Easy peasy I know, but I love how everyone sets them differently to make different effects. On my to-do wish list is a mariner's star, and a mosiac. There will always be a wish list as long as there is Santa :) Thank you for sponsoring the block hop tour :)

BizyStitches said...

Oh my gosh, am I really the first one? Anyway I think the block Boomerang looks interesting and I would give it a try. Thanks for the great giveaway, but I know number 1 rarely wins but I'm having fun anyway. LOL

Tamsyn said...

My all-time favorite block is the Ohio star. Tamsyn

Gill said...

I love the tic tac toe block!
Thanks!

Tamsyn said...

My all-time favorite block is the Ohio Star. Tamsyn

Martina said...

Oh I love Nestlings by Robin! Would love to try this block! Thanks for the chance to win!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Gosto de hexágonos e tudo que vai papel.Obrigada por deixar participar.Gostaria muito desta revista viesse para minha casa no Brasil.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Regina said...

I aspire to make a Log Cabin -have never done it and don't know why I am so intimidated -been quilting for 14 years!!!

Linda said...

SO NEAT! LOVE THE 'SCARLETT ROSE' -INSPIRES ME TO START SOME! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

memmens said...

i made a stack of different star blocks this year and loved the nested star - thanks for the giveaway

Lisa Mikel said...

One of my favorites so far is Jennifer Chiavernini's Coffee Mill block. I want to make a quilt using that block. Thanks for the give away.

Lisa Mikel said...

I love Jennifer Chiavernini's block Coffee Mill. I would love to make a quilt with it in.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I always look forward to seeing the block that Jo Morton designs, but there are so many others I want to sew up--it's hard to choose!

Lisa E said...

From the new magazine, I really like Codex by Scott Murkin. I also have had a circle of flying geese on my to-do list for a long time.

Teresa said...

I love log cabin. You can be so creative with it.

Dee said...

I have many favorites but Love churn dash and log cabins, but also love applique', oh, and love graphic modern designs too.

Stephanie said...

I reallyl ike the boomerang block. But then I'm a sucker for modern, geometric piecing. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

I love churn dash blocks. Thank you for your generous donation to the blog hop

B Greene said...

From this issue of 100 Blocks, I would choose the two dresses block. I would love to make a full scrappy quilt from that block. I think any of Anna Maria's prints would make wonderful "dresses." Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful bundle of yummy fabric!!

Alberta Diane said...

I love the Florida Roxe by Nancy Mahoney. I don't usually do applique but this block has changed my mond! Thanks for the chance to win!

Alberta Diane said...

I love the Florida Rose block by Nancy Mahoney. I don't usually do applique, but this block has changed my mind! Thanks for the chance to win!

LizaA said...

Always love a Log Cabin block. Love checking out all the blocks!

Madeline said...

Today I am really liking the Cat Nip block. But every day there are new ones, and I keep changing my mind!!! Guess I'll have to make several. I'm leaning to using all the animal blocks to make a quilt for my grandson.

Loquacious Life said...

I am in the process of making a butterfly quilt and I love the blocks! For me it has special meaning, Iam a cancer survivor and getting a butterfly tattoo for each year of surviving - so far I have 6. ;)

hueisei said...

I love Log cabin block! :)
Thanks!

Cathy B said...

I love log cabin blocks....and swoon blocks too.... Loving the blog tour!!

Jill said...

I like the Boomerang block.

ikk said...

I would love to make a Window Garden block(s) - couple of pillows for my little nieces (they would love it).

Marcia W. said...

I like Anita Grossman Solomon's modern log cabin block. Freespirit and sister company fabrics are the best!

Anonymous said...

MargaretQuilts
I keep returning to the boomerang block. It's so unique.
mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Judy said...

I really like the Boomerang block and would love to see it made up into a quilt.

Linda E in AZ said...

I really like what Wayne Killinger has done with his Indian Cabins block - very striking!

Judy1522 said...

I am really liking Wayne Kollinger's block and would like to make that one along with many others.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

So far, my favorite block is the one created by Wayne Kollinger - Indian Cabins. I like traditional piecing and there are many blocks that I like to make including stars, log cabins, etc. Too many to list them all!
sue @ asdfwordpro . com

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

My favorite block is the Log Cabin...love how versatile it is.

Lisa Marie said...

If you're talking about blocks in general, Log Cabin is a favorite. As for blocks from the magazine, I have made some from older issues but can't remember their names. One I've seen previewed from this issue is Doodle Bug -- it made me smile and I aspire to make it once I get the magazine.

Mary Ellen said...

I love the tic-tac-toe block. Hope I win!

Joanna said...

I'm a big fan of the Log Cabin block, so Kaleidoscope Log Cabin is my choice. But I can never choose just one favorite. I always like them all.

arlette said...

I really love log cabin blocks

Tami C said...

I haven't found any blocks I don't like, but if I had to choose just one it would be Bonnie Hunter's Big Bang! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tami C said...

The one I liked best was Bonnie Hunter's Big Bang!

Patchwork and Play said...

Everyday I seem to see a new block I want to make!I tend to favour the old favourites like Ohio Star and Log Cabins!

Lori S said...

It is a hard decision, but for the moment I would have to say that the Boomerang block really caught my eye. Thanks for the chance to win!

Barbie Mills said...

I love the block on the cover that looks like wrapped candies made from 1/4 dresdens. So cute!

Karen said...

Well picking just one favorite is nearly impossible so my favorite from today's blog has to be "Two Dresses" by Charise Randell. Thanks for this opportunity.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the little dresses!

The Village Queen said...

Wow its another great issue and I dont have a favorite yet as I havent seen them all but I love the kitty block on today tour. and Love your fabrics too! Thanks for the chance!

amroth98 said...

I'm wishing now that I'd bought each issue as they came out. I didn't think there would be so many of them! I think having each volume would be a great resource to have! I'll have to see if back issues are available. My favorite block is Delectable Mountains. HSTs are a pain, but they do such marvelous things in a quilt! I've made two Delectable Mountain quilts.

amroth98 said...

I'm wishing I had all the issues of 100 Blocks! Would be a great resource to have. As far as favorite blocks go, it's Delectable Mountains. I've made two quilts so far with this block. Hate piecing the HSTs but love what they do in a quilt!

Susan C said...

I like that tic tac toe block, what a fun one to change up with different colors and values!

Kathy Lancaster said...

I love "Two Dresses"

VickiT said...

Oh gosh, I have SO many quilt blocks I have on my list to make. The one at the very top is to make a Dresden block (and quilt). Also, this isn't a block, but an entire quilt that I just love. She didn't mention any specific block name so I'm unsure but you can view the quilt here. I just love the look of this quilt. I defnitely want to make this one.
I fell in love with the version here because of those colors she used.
http://www.pleasant-home.com/2012/06/purple-black-and-gray-quilt.html

But the original quilt was from a Quilt Along done on this blog.
This is the link to the supplies post which shows the different versions of the quilt depending on how you lay your blocks out as you put it together.
http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/2010/07/charm-pack-quilt-along-supplies.html

barbara woods said...

love this blog hop and love disappearing nine patch thanks

Anonymous said...

Love the Boomerang Block. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jeanie said...

The Boomerang block looks really different and caught my eye. Thanks for the great giveaway!

QuilterKat said...

So far, I'm liking Gretchen Gibbon's Bird of Happiness block. Thanks for the opportunity to win wonderful things.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I liked Shabby Spin from Melissa Corey. I've never tried raw edge applique but this is an impressive, yet simple block.

Carrie P. said...

I love this magazine and what great blocks. I have always like the log cabin but I love any kind of basket blocks. thanks for the giveaway.

TheStylishHome said...

My next quilt is a kaleidoscope block. So far I love the concept...we will see how I do with execution LOL! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy goodness!

Lou said...

Wow that Boomerang block is awesome!!! Would probably make that one for hubby:)

Laurie Parrack said...

I really like Wayne Kollinger's Indian Cabins block. It is on page 58. I love the way the block makes a secondary pattern too. I love pinwheel blocks a lot. They are so fun to make and the quilts seem to move when they are in them.

Shar said...

I like the Boomerang block!

Judith said...

Inspire by the tic-tac-toe patch. I could easily sew this one. Congratulations on your published block 100. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Walter said...

Like so many--the Tunnel Vision block is great as is Divided Diamonds. Thks for the giveaways.

kwkaiser2 said...

I keep changing my mind about favorites, but it's currently Boomerang. It would look good in so many different colors

PJB said...

I liked the logcabin here, but particulary liked the Indian Cabins of those I've seen so far from the magazine.

~Kris~ said...

I hope to make a Mariner's Compass one of these days.

Farm Quilter said...

So far, my favorite block is Indian Cabins by Wayne Kollinger because of the many ways he showed us how to use the block to create different secondary patterns in the quilt - totally cool!!! So much inspiration and so many blocks I want to try!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!!

Tami C said...

I just love "Two Dresses" but I think the first block that I intend to make is “Little Rescued Scraps”. It is just way too cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lis said...

Two Dresses is my favorite so far!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Wayne's Indian Cabins is my favorite. Great versatitity!
Thanks for the chance to win!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Wayne's Indian Cabins is my favorite block today. Thanks for the chance to win

Patty said...

My favorite is Boomerang. I love the movement.

Carol Sc said...

I've done the Anita Grossman Solomon's Kalaidescope Log Cabin before --- love it with your fabrics --- I think I'm going to do it again. There are so many neat blocks in this magazine, it is hard to come to a decision.
quiltschon@att.net

Anonymous said...

I have visited all the featured quilters! There are so many great designs...so little time!Would love to win a bundle!
jaalex@charter.net

CubanQuilter said...

I love just about everything by Angela Walters, and her boomerang block is now on my todo list.

Karen Rowe said...

I would really like to make the Boomerang block into a quilt for my husband

Becky said...

I really liked Pam Kitty's spool block on Monday's hop. Thanks for helping to sponsor the 100 Blocks Vol. 6 tour!

wendy said...

My favorites right now are the Swoon blocks but my all time favorite is the very simple Pinwheel block. Thanks for a chance at your great give away!

Lee said...

I just love the Indian Cabin block and would love to try that! thank you for the generous giveaways!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Ooh, I love the Tic Tac Toe block! That would look great alternated with an asterisk block!

Barb in Mi said...

Love the hash tag block in DS fabric! Thanks for a chance!

tesuque said...

Thanks for reminding me about the TicTac Toe block. I made a quilt with those blocks years ago and might just do another.

Angelia B said...

really like traditional pieced blocks. from today's hop really like Carson City by Pat Speth. angeliabarger@att.net

Anonymous said...

The blog tour is so much fun. I love visiting the different sites, finding new patterns, new color combination ideas, and lots of ideas for future quilts.
wlinda_ca(at)yahoo.com

Annie said...

I think it would be fun to make Angela Walters' Boomerang block!

Elizabeth said...

Hard to choose a favorite. I like trying new blocks. Samplers are, to me, more interesting than a single-block quilt. I guess, at this point, I really appreciate paper-pieced star blocks, like Cinzia White's.

ritainalaska said...

my fav block is any applique block like the bird on a tree branch on the 100 block cover.

Janet said...

No way can I pick just one block! I wish that I had the time to make them all!

jmniffer said...

I've seen several blocks that interest me. The one that sticks out the most so far is Tunnel Vision. It would stretch my skills, I'm more of a nine patch kind of gal. Thaks for sharing.

Diantha said...

There are so many great blocks. I really like Charise Randell's "Two Dresses" - would like to try that one.

CathyK said...

I really want to try to make a Swoon block. I just love That block! I must admit I am afraid to try it for some reason! I guess I better just jump in and attempt it!

DebBees said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

DebBees said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

DebBees said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

Tamie said...

I have the fabric for some Swoon blocks and am about to get some granny square blocks in a block swap. I'm so excited.

DebBees said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

DebBees said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

DebBees said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

Debbie said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

Sallie said...

I really like Wayne Kollinger's block and would love to make it! Thanks for the great giveaway!

DebBees said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

DebBees said...

I just am amazed how you can change the whole look of a quilt by changing the color or adding a different block with it.

Quilter In Paradise said...

boomerang - has to be boomerang!

Sewgirl said...

I Love Cherise Randall's block...too cute.

Mary said...

I really like the Kaleidoscope Log Cabin. I have seen similar blocks in quilts before and have wanted to make one.

Cathryn said...

Blast & double blast! You folks make it hard to choose which block and then which fabric. I suppose I'll just have to try them all!

banjo795 said...

There are so many fantastic blocks that I am having a hard time choosing just one! I tend to favor traditional piecing,so if I have to pick just one block, I'll pick Codex by Scott Murkin. I think it would go together quickly, and I like the strong graphic lines.

Bev said...

I have used the patter "Crazy Eights" by Bits and Pieces for 8-10 quilt tops! It uses up a lot of scraps and is so easy to do-makes a wonderful quilt for charity donations!

Shirley in Canada said...

Thank for the giveaway!! You wouldn't have to have some Time in a bottle to go along with making all these blocks now would you??? :)

michelle said...

that boomerang block is COOL!!! I will have to carve out some time to make at least one!! Hmmm... fabric choices!!!thanks for the chance to win!!
mhardey(at)ymail(dot)com

MoeWest said...

Indian Cabins by Wayn Kollinger is really interesting. I love all the quilt variations he showed in todays post.

Bluequilt said...

I like the checkered star block. I also liked the scrappy baby quilt block.

Debbie said...

Love the striped fabric in the TicTacToe block! Thanks for counting me in.

Sandi1100 said...

There are so many blocks that I want to try but guess I would pick either Window Garden or Florida Rose. Flowers always make me smile.

Shawna said...

Really wonderful blocks on the hop. I'd love to try applique, the Bird of Happiness is so pretty. Thank you for your giveaway.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Shawna said...

I did not see my comment so I hope this is not a duplicate. A block that I'd like to make is Bird of Happiness, although first I need to learn applique. Thank you for your giveaway.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla G said...

What great blocks & awesome fabric! :) I really want to make the Indian Cabins block by Wayne Kollinger from todays blog hop! I'd love to make that block in aquas & greys. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Deb said...

I love that Boomerang block. So many fabulous blocks again this time

barefootT said...

My all time favorite block is the log cabin. My favorite block from the hop today is sunrise by dawn stewart.

Sharon W said...

I like too many to choose just one favorite. I usually pick the more traditional blocks like churn dash, stars or log cabins.

Sharon W said...

aThere are too many to choose one favorite. I usually pick the more traditional blocks like churn dash and stars.

Judith said...

My favorite is Block #563 designed by Laura Blanchard of Plum Tree Quilts. It's really beautiful and I can seen making a quilt from that block in the very near future.

Anita said...

I'd like to make a twister block using the twister tool. I've seen lots of variations. Thanks for the giveaway!

mary mahoo said...

I love Sonja's (at Artisania) Arctic Seal Paper piecing block. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo said...

I am liking Codex by Scott Murkin!

Rachell said...

Oh so beautiful! Fun block that Boomerang!
Ooh, a design roll would be awesome!
My favorite blocks are stars...mariners compass, sawtooth, etc. and I love paper-piecing them! I aspire to make a USA flag inside a sawtooth star.
My favorite blocks so far on the hop are Indian Cabin, Jennifer Chiaverini's Coffee Mill, Spring (a stripped star), and Cinzia, a star!

grammygwendolyn said...

I love star blocks.

Kelly said...

Great fabrics!

Robin (noteverstill) said...

I love pinwheel blocks!

Dana Gaffney said...

I just saw Jim Barney's block which is in the new magazine and I can't wait to make it. So many possibilities. Thanks.

kbzelazny said...

I like the Nested Star the best, but it was really hard to choose! Thanks so much!