Monday, November 7, 2011

100 Blocks Blog Tour

Happy Monday everyone!  Volume 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks is now hitting stores (and will be online in our shop any day!)!! Twice a year, Quiltmaker comes out with a special edition called 100 Blocks where they select block designs from 100 designers. We are so fortunate to again have two of our own blocks in this issue. It is so thrilling to see our blocks in print!


Kimberly Jolly’s block, Hometown Star, is #382 and Debbie Taylor’s block, Jeremy Giraffe, is #359.

Kimberly’s Hometown Star

I am so happy that my block was selected to be in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It is so exciting to see it in print alongside a wonderful variety of other block designs!

I chose Kansas Troubles Favorites fabric by Kansas Troubles Quilters as my starting point for this block. I really enjoy rich, traditional country colors. They sparkle like little jewels against the creams and tans! I wanted to do a star block, something that would let the rusty red, navy blue, and forest green shine! This is a block that quilters of all skill levels can easily make and love.

I hope you pick up this edition and enjoy making this block! I’d love to see what you come up with!











Debbie’s Jeremy Giraffe 



I am so happy to be part of this wonderful magazine. I am always so amazed at the creativity in the quilting world and am happy to be part of that group.

When I saw the Meadow Friends collection by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics, I was drawn to create something from this line. I wanted it to be something very whimsical and kid related so I came up with a giraffe! I had lots of colors to choose from in this collection but the yellow polka dots seemed perfect for his body. The prairie points make a perfect “mane” and if you have never made prairie points before, this is a good chance to try them on a small scale. The block is easy and fun to put together, so much fun in fact, that I made three additional blocks and created the wallhanging on page 89!

This edition of the magazine is available now and I hope you are inspired by all the pattern designs.








Don't forget to checkout Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures Blog to follow the rest of the tour!

89 comments:

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I will definitely be picking up a copy of this one! Both blocks look stunning! Congratulations :)

Linda E in AZ said...

Love the giraffe!

Lisa Marie said...

I love these magazines with so many original ideas in them! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. The two FQS blocks are wonderful.

Linda said...

Both blocks are wonderful! Congrats.

Martina said...

Love both of them! The giraffe is so cute!

annmarie said...

Both blocks are great but I love, love, love Jeremy! Giraffes are my favorite wild animal. Will need to make him for sure! Thaks for the inspiration.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your block! I really enjoyed the previous issues of 100 blocks, and this one looks just as inspiring :-)

PamKittyMorning said...

Congrats! You guys are so darn clever.

kt said...

Great blocks! Would love to make a kids quilt with the giraffe--so cute! And I always love stars. Thanks for sharing!

Robyn said...

I love those blocks. Great work. I can't wait to get a copy of this magazine.

desertskyquilts said...

Loved both those blocks! Kansas Troubles fabrics are great, and the giraffe is just too cute. I predict many baby quilts will use that!

Anonymous said...

The Jeremy Giraffe and the Hometwon Star are the cutest blocks and are indeed an inspiration to quiltmaking. Of course, I would like to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4 for myself.

Sandi from Sonora, CA

Maria Kievit said...

Really like the blocks. Would probably stitch the hometown star before the giraffe, but that is just where my tastes lie.

Lee Ann said...

I am thrilled you gals made it into the magazine. Looking forward to getting it (the magazine)!

Stitches said...

So many neat blocks, it would be fun to make them.

LJ said...

Wow! Did you have 2 blocks published in 100 Blocks? I was a bit confused as to whether Hometown and Giraffe were both chosen. They should have been, if not, they are both great blocks! I love to have a copy of the magazine.

ANudge said...

Like the blocks, especially the giraffe - he is so cute!

Jennifer said...

I love these blocks! Can't wait to get my hands on the mag and make one!

Jennie said...

Love, love, love these blocks! Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Lee said...

Great blocks! thanks for an chance to win the 100 block mag.

Mary said...

Love both blocks. The giraffe would be so cute for a childs room.Would love to win a copy of the magazine!

banjo795 said...

The blocks are so different, and each is great in its own way. I can see a baby quilt featuring Jeremy! Kansas Troubles fabrics are among my favorites, too, so I love the Hometown Star.

Kathy in GA said...

I love both blocks, but I can particularly see the giraffe as a grow chart!

Kathy said...

Fantastic blocks! Congrats on getting both published.

Julie said...

Absolutely love the giraffe--I'd like to make that for my next grandson (due in Feb.)! As for the star block, what can I say? I love stars!! So glad you were chosen for 100 Blocks.

pcflamingo said...

100 Blocks is such a great value! I end up tagging many many pages for blocks that I want to make. Both your blocks will be on the "gotta tag 'em" list!

grandmarockton said...

BEAUTIFUL

Jill said...

Your giraffe is very cute. What a good block for a baby quilt!

Judy said...

I love both blocks and can't wait to see the magazine.

lisa said...

lovely blocks!! Thanks for sharing!

gill said...

Jeremy Giraffe is so cute!

Jan said...

Love the blocks especially the giraffe! Congrats!

The Village Queen said...

Both are great, your blog is one of my favorites! Congrats!

Marge in Louisiana said...

This is what I like about this special magazine- a traditional block right there with a whimsical one. The giraffe is so cute and the traditional block is beautiful in the traditional colors. eye candy for sure

JoyceLM said...

Love both the blocks - Congrats on being included in the new mag.

Kathy H said...

I love all the different blocks that these designers come up with. I want to make them all.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

One block is gorgeous and the other too cute...grin. Love them both.

Staci said...

it must be so exciting to see your design in a magazine!
I'm looking forward to this, these issues are a treasure trove for bees and swaps! Yay!!

Sandy said...

Awesome blocks. I am just hoping that the store doesn't sell out before I get volume 4. I have 1 through 3 and use them all the time for inspiration :)

Sorcha girl said...

I love the blocks--the star would make a good tablerunner with 3 repeats and the giraffe could certainly be used on a baby quilt. Congratulations!!

Nancy Sue said...

Love this sweet giraffe :) I asked my 4 yr old what sound this giraffe makes when it's happy. He came up with this noise, and I have no idea how to write it down in letter form!

Shannon said...

Great blocks!!

Stephanie said...

Both blocks are great! congratulations to you both!

Dee said...

loving your block and loving the giraffe - very cute setting.

Ariane said...

Love both of your blocks!!! They look great!!!

TheStylishHome said...

Love both the blocks for different reasons. My daughters room started off with a traditional Noah's Ark theme....but quickly turned into mostly giraffes..... not sure how or why, but we love it! This would make an awesome addition!

Madeline said...

I especially like that giraffe, very original!

dwright33055 said...

Would love to win a copy of the book, love the two blocks thanks

Purl Buttons said...

I like the giraffe block and the possibilities--it might make a nice permanent height chart if his legs were shown...hmmmm...guess I need to think about that a little longer...

bairdmtn said...

Love your corner cutters! Can;t wait to get my hands on the new 100 Blocks issue so I can pick my favorites-many times over!!

kwiltnkats said...

I like both of your blocks. I'm glad they found their way into Volume 4! Sandi

SewLindaAnn said...

Hey congrats on both of you having blocks in!! Love the giraffe and the star is pretty too!

BeachQuilter said...

Love the blocks! That giraffe is a twin to the dinosaur in my DGD's favorite book....I know I'll be making him first!

Jo said...

Both blocks are great! I always enjoy the blog hops that go along with this mags release and will be picking up a copy for sure.

Quilt Monkey said...

I love both blocks! I missed out on the first magazine, but I'm determined to get all of the rest. Congrats on being in the magazine!

Cindy said...

Congrats on being included in the issue. Both are great.

VickiT said...

Congratulations Kimberly and Debbie for having your blocks included in Vol #4.

After seeing them both there is no surprise they were included. They are both wonderful! Jeremy Giraffe is adorable and the Prairie Points are perfect for that cutie. I bet this would be an adorable thing to create as a growth chart quilt by stacking them on top of each other for a child. And the Hometwon Star looks like it would be a fun one to put together. The fabrics were perfect for both, especially the Meadow Friends. I LOVE that fabric line.

NancyinSTL said...

The giraffe block is just too adorable.

Anonymous said...

Just love the giraffe!!! Too cute!!
marybeth.ticknor@yahoo.com

Cecilia said...

Both blocks are lovely! Congratulations on both of you being in the magazine.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations to each of you for being published in QM 100 Blocks. Your entries are gorgeous. Hope to win a copy to get the directions.

Debbie said...

I can use both of those blocks. Congratulations on being part of Volume 4 ~ well deserved honor.
I look forward to getting the directions to make the blocks.

Ruth Ann said...

I love star blocks so I will have to get this magazine. Also know a couple of young families with babies on the way. The giraffe would be perfect.

Cindi said...

Both blocks are great! I love the 100 Block issue and look forward to it each year!

Dona said...

Love, love love both blocks. Thank you!

WoolenSails said...

I am loving the blocks in the new issue, so many fun ones for kid's quilts too.

Debbie

LizA. said...

What a great star block. I could see using this block for a QOV quilt done in rw&b.

Donna Joy said...

Cute cute giraffe, star blocks are fun to, thanks for sharing.

blacklabcrafts said...

I love to make stars and will use this one, but the giraffe is so cute too. I might even change it into a long-necked dinosaur with just a few color changes!

Jill said...

What great blocks. Can't waait to see this issue.

JoAnne said...

Jeremy Giraffe is my favorite block, it's so cute! I've got to go out tomorrow and get this latest issue!

sandrascraftcorner said...

Cute block. Looking forward to seeing more.

Julie in WA said...

The giraffe is very cute and the Hometown Star is intriguing. I have some Kansas Troubles here waiting to be put to good use...Hmmmm....

Donna's Quilts 4U2C said...

Love both blocks. Thanks for the chance for a 100 blocks book

Deanna said...

The star block is my favorite--very nice work!

arlette said...

Both blocks are extra gorgeous, congrats for being there!!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Cathryn said...

Love the giraffe! He/She looks so gentle and curious about what's going on.

Theresa said...

The giraffe is too cute!!!!

Carrie P. said...

I will definitely pick up a copy is I don't win one first. I have the first 3 and there are some really great blocks in them.
Yours are great too.

Quilt Hollow said...

I always look forward to this magazine because blocks are like no other! Well done!

marieinaugusta said...

Cute! Congratulations! Hope I win a copy of this magazine! Love the bloghop!

Nancy said...

Such a cute giraffe! I MUST make this block! Thanks!

Pat V. said...

I just love Kimberly's Hometown Star! And the giraffe will be a saved idea for when the grands start appearing.

sdgodfrey said...

A friend of mine is decorating her baby's (due in January) room with giraffes. This would make a perfect baby quilt for her!

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Both blocks look like fun.

Becky said...

Thank you, ladies for two wonderful blocks! Great job! I'm discovering way too many blocks that I love:)

natioradison said...

These blocks are lots of fun. Thanks.

Peach Rainbow said...

Both the blocks are beautiful :D