Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 8 Blog Tour

If you are visiting our blog, it must be Wednesday, November 11. Welcome to FreeSpirit Fabric. Fabric defines your quilting. The same block in different fabrics can change the very tone of your project.
FreeSpirit Designer Essential solids in Dapple, paired with the classic look of the black and white foulard, designed by Melissa Peda, offers a clean and modern look. Now, imagine the same block in bright orange on a canvas of lime green using FreeSpirit Wishing Well by Jenean Morrison, and the modern look and feel turns whimsical.

That's the beauty of fabric, don't you agree? Quiltmaker 100 Blocks is the perfect place to be inspired by the value of color, design and creativity in the simpleness of one block. Here is a good example, by Nancy Pinney. Her quilt, Spring Loaded, uses Rowan fabrics by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably which offer totally different design sensibilities -- florals paired with graphical circles and a universal dot -- to create a soft,warm welcoming quilt. Of course, the colors are what draw Nancy's quilt together!


Now, we want you to continue your inspirational journey by exploring 100 blocks. Click here to enter to win a FREE issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 8. To enter for your chance to win, you must click through from our blog! We promise, every page will feed your creative soul! Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

119 comments:

Margaret Finnimore said...

Love the blocks and your fabrics are beautiful - hope I can win today!!

Margaret Finnimore said...

Love your fabrics and hope I can win one of the bundles today

Martina said...

Absolutely love this block! Looks great in the diffrent fabrics and I would love to sew one in white, blue and red.

MissM said...

Awesome blocks! Looking forward to seeing the newest publication of 100 Blocks. Would love to win a copy!

Tammy said...

Love how you used the different fabrics to show us how different the block looks.

Donna said...

Beautiful fabric! Makes me want to touch it, wash it, iron it, and sew.

Anonymous said...

The fabric lines used in the sunflower block are beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine. sandi1100 at yahoo dot com

mascanlon said...

Such fun!!! And of course such beautiful fabrics.

Pamela Roberts said...

How exciting - I'm number one - any way I am thoroughly enjoying reading blogs and ever so impressed by the creativity shown - I've already chosen three blocks that I want to used

Linda E in AZ said...

The beauty of fabric is what attracted me to quilting.
thanks!

Lee Ann L. said...

I clicked through; but, I was taken to the same Quilty Pleasure blog post that brought me to this post. Confused I am! :-)

Purl Buttons said...

One of the things I like BEST is trying a block I love in different fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration!

quiltnvan said...

Don't know if this enters me for a copy of 100 Blocks vol. 8, but I love your fabric anyway. Happy November 13th!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

I hope I'm at the right place. I've tried to figure out how to comments 'through your blog.' svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Madeline said...

dont know how to enter your site giveaway, it keeps circling back to Quilty Pleasures.

Michele said...

I like seeing blocks in different colorways

Lois Ruley said...

What a lovely collection of fabrics and so interesting to see the same pattern in different fabrics.
Thank you~

JanineMarie said...

Blog tours are fun!

Just Quilt It said...

You have lovely projects on your site. I love the fabrics and pattern in your mat carrier! Beautiful!

Ann said...

Love how the modern look of the block can be changed with different fabrics. Excited to see all the blocks in vol 8.

Dee said...

I do so love your block, especially in the aqua and black. Thank you for contributing

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Wonderful Fabrics - excited to see some of the new 100 blocks made from them. Thanks for the chance..
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Rachel (rachelryates@yahoo.com) said...

Where do you enter?

Cathy B said...

Loving the block tour! Thank you!! blaukat@hickorytech.net

Cathy B said...

Loving the block blog tour, thank you! blaukat@hickorytech.net

Farm Quilter said...

Thank you for supporting Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 8 Blog Tour. Unfortunately, the "click here" on your site takes me right back to Quilty Pleasures Blog where her "click here" brings me right back to the same page I just clicked on on your site! Oh well - lovely fabric you are giving away!!

Connie Cain said...

thanks so much for the opportunity to win your fabrics :)

Debbie said...

Love the colors

Back Porch Extras said...

I love this block as it can have some or any unique color you want to use and look good.
pmpatty@tds.net

Lisa Marie said...

Cute! I love seeing the blocks made in different fabrics.

Julie said...

Great fabrics.

Julie said...

Great fabrics.

VickiT said...

I really love the colors in the last one shown. Gorgeous

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love all these wonderful block inspirations, especially when they're made in such gorgeous fabrics!

Anonymous said...

Have always loved the versatility of your fabrics!

Carrie P. said...

gorgeous quilt.

TheStylishHome said...

Love the black/white and blue! Just wanted to let you know :D

Diana said...

Not quite sure whet to comment for this giveaway. It's amazing from your illustration blocks what a difference different fabric choices make in the flavor of a block. Thanks.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I agree--the 100 Block magazines are very inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Louise said...

Your fabric is beautiful! Thanks for participating.

Unknown said...

Love all your fabrics, and love the 100 Block magazine.
Carolepilgrim239@myfairpoint.net

Dorothy H said...

What lovely fabrics. I also enjoyed looking at all the patterns. Fabulous!

Catherine Remus said...

Thank you for participating and giving us a chance to win!

Linda Laing said...

Quite the collection of fabric you have. Thanks for the chance to win.

Loraine jarman said...

Love the blocks.

Sally Heilinger said...

What a beautiful block. I love it in the soft colors.

Evie H said...

Oh, would love to win this giveaway. Thanks!

Loraine jarman said...

Love the blocks

Evie H said...

I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks!

darlene said...

Trying to post for the blog tour giveaway. Hope this is it.

MadHatter said...

Thanks for chance to win giveaway !

Debbie said...

Thanks

Ruth Wohlgemuth said...

Great blocks, nice fabric

Rose92 said...

Have always loved your fabric lines and free pattern quilts.

Deborah DeBerry said...

Beautiful fabric made into gorgeous blocks. Let me be the one to win, please, said nobody ever.

Deb said...

It's all very lovely. I'm enjoying the blog hop!

Pat said...

Absolutely love the block and your fabrics. Read your blog often to see what is new.

Pat said...

Love your block but the robot test is frustrating. I read your blog often.

Pat said...

Thanks for the chance to win but the robot test is frustrating.

Pat said...

Thanks for the chance to win but the robot test is so frustrating.

Linda Christianson said...

Thanks for the on line magazine of fabric and quilt. Love fabric and the chance to win.

Bonnie Thiem said...

Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love your block and choice of fabrics! I'm always amazed how a different choice of fabric can change the look of a block so much.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

sharonm said...

This is one book I will not only read, but produce quilts from
thanks

sharonm said...

A wonderful book.
thanks for the chance to win

Pat Wade said...

What happened at the end of the video? I got tickled along with everyone else
patwade@cox.net

Kathy Stoessner said...

I never realized color could make such a change in a design. Thanks for featuring that very thing.

Kathy Stoessner said...

What a great illustration of color changing the look of a design. Really an eye opener.

Susan said...

Thank you for showing different fabrics for the same block! The fabric is gorgeous and just begs to be touched. Thanks for the chance to win.

April said...

Hoping to win one of your bundles - Thank you for the opportunity.

Dawn C. said...

Hope I win! Thanks for sponsoring! Love your fabric line!

Jody said...

Love these fabrics. I would love to play around with these to create my own blocks...

Tami C said...

Love the blocks and fabrics! My favorite block so far is the retro trailer, rollin' along! It reminds me of when I was young and our family went camping!

Linda Sanford said...

The fun of going on a quilting retreat is seeing how different the same quilt pattern looks as each quilters uses there choice of fabrics. Thanks for being a sponsor! Lindasquilting@yahoo.com

Donna Joy said...

It is so inspiring to see how different fabrics can change the look of a block. Thanks for the chance to win one of my favorite magazines.

MissPat said...

It's always fun to see how color and value result in such different results using the same block or pattern. Thanks for being a sponsor and for the chance to win.

Trish Brownlee said...

I am very new to quilting, just making my first quilt, so would love to win one of your bundles to get my stash going. I really like the different looks you get by changing fabrics and colours, I'm inspired.

BookLady said...

Amazing how different fabrics can change the look of a block. Love the Dapple block in black and white. Thanks for the great giveaway!
bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sally Heilinger said...

What a great block with different looks depending on the fabric you use. Can't wait to try it!

PatchworkRose said...

I just adore some of those new lines coming out what a treat. I love the lightheartedness of the chicken quilt.

Julie said...

Love the blocks you have shown. Also love the fabrics--would love to win some to make the block!!

Julie said...

I love your block but really like the fabrics, too...Hope I could win either the 100 Blocks mag or a fabric bundle! Thanks for showing us how the block looks in different fabrics and values....:-)

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

What yummy fabric, just like eating dessert. Thanks for the website, Kathy

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful blocks.

Cecilia said...

Thanks for being a sponsor or the blog tour.

Margaret Andrews said...

Thanks for sharing your blog with me. I would love to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

Stephanie said...

Great blocks, and hanks for being a sponsor.

Donna said...

thanks for being a sponsor!

Skrazo said...

I have certainly enjoyed the Tour!

SoccerMom said...

Choosing the fabric is my favorite part of quilting, and your fabrics are darling. I can't wait to use them in my projects.

Karen said...

Lovely fabrics and great block!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Such lovely blocks! Amazing designers, so creative and talented! Great tour! Don't want to whine, but not sure if I'm only to comment here for your giveaway. The "click here" takes me back to the Day 3 of Quilty Pleasure's blog. After clicking on your logo, I'm here at this post. I see others have had the same problem. I just want you to know I tried to do what I was suppose to. ;-) Congratulations on being included in Vol.8, Quiltmaker's 100.

Thank you for a super generous giveaway and a chance to win. Thank you for being an awesome sponsor!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Free Spirit Fabrics are always lovely and I'd be proud to make a place for more in my stash.

Smiles,
Kelly

LorY Aymond said...

Love the fabrics and enjoy seeing the blocks in different colorways to get totally different looks.

Rachell said...

One of the reasons that I invested in a quilt design program (Quilt-Pro), is the ability to have lots of blocks already, and be able to draft in favorite blocks from other places....and then change the colors and fabrics around! Fabric is really the way to make a block your own, and I really enjoy that.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beth said...

It is always great fun to see one block in different fabrics--such a change in tone and personality from one to the other. Thanks for sharing.

kbo said...

The two blocks look so different from each other, wonderful fabric choices.

Lee said...

I agree w/ you - lovely fabrics! I adore the block! Thanks for being part of the the hop!!

barb said...

i love all your fabrics! thanks for inspiring quilters everywhere babscorbitt@gmail.com

fastgo said...

Beautiful fabric and love to look at the different blocks that are posted each day. Love the patterns and fabric!

fastgo said...

Love all the fabrics and looking at the beautiful blocks posted each day.

fastgo said...

Beautiful fabrics. I love looking at the various blocks posted daily. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

Mare said...

Love your block! I love all the different color combos you show.

Susan said...

Love seeing blocks done in different colourways

Nancy Sue said...

Great blocks….thank you for sponsoring such a fun and inspiring blog hop!

BizyStitches said...

Thanks for being in the blog hop with a gift. I love your fabric and keeping my fingers crossed that I'm entering at the right place and that I win. LOL

Constance Hendryx said...

Thanks for being involved in this blog tour! chendryx(at)nctv(dot)com

Connie Wood said...

love this magazine and so many nice blocks to inspire me

Kathy Sue said...

I love your fabrics. Thanks for this chance to win! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

Linda H said...

Different fabrics totally change the look of the block. What fun! Thanks for being part of this Blog Hop and Giveaway!

mary mahoo said...

Love all the blocks,,and I love FreeSpirit's fabrics!

Carla G said...

What fabulous blocks!! :)

Kimberly Baum said...

I so love your page...the tutorials, the different designers you have & I even checked out some of the archives. Will be back to check out some more. Congrats for being selected for the 100 blocks! kimbaum60@gmail.com

Andee said...

Enjoying the tour!

Carol said...

The fabrics and blocks are lovely!

DarleneT said...

FreeSpirit fabrics are just lovely! The possibilities are endless.

Walter said...

you are one of my fabric design companies. thks for your generosity.

Marcia said...

So fun to see all the fabric! I really enjoyed seeing the blocks.

Karrie S said...

Love the blocks! It always amazes me what different colors and hues can do...