Today is the day to kick off Quiltmaker’s 100 Block Magazine Blog Hop. If you are new to our blog, welcome-welcome. We love new visitors. We are a very active blog with new posts twice a day. There is always something new here to read about. We hope you stop back often…
My daughter Kelli and I (we work together) have been lucky enough to be part of it for a few editions now and we always love the fun hopping around and seeing what everyone is up to….I’m guessing as a blog reader it’s something you enjoy as well.
Here’s how it all works. You read our blog here and leave a comment for a chance to win an issue of the new edition-volume #9- coming out to your local news stand on May 6th. Then hop on over to Quiltmaker’s blog Quilty Pleasures to see the list of all the other blogs who are participating. Hop over to their blogs for your chance to win an issue there.
Here’s a preview of what the new issue looks like.
Kelli and I got our issue a couple weeks ago and have had a blast checking out all the fun blocks and dreaming up ways to use them in a quilt.
Our block is patriotic again. Kelli always teases that everything I design is patriotic and honestly, left all on my own, I might be tempted to write an entire quilt book of only patriotic designs….I believe a person can’t go wrong with anything red, white and blue.
Our block is #838 and is called American Crossroads. Believe it or not, part of it is paper pieced. That is VERY unusual for me!!! In fact, when I told Kelli I designed a block that was paper pieced, she checked to see if I was ill.
For our bigger design, we took our block and increased the size to an 18″ block. Then we added a little triangle on the sides and created a table topper.
It turned out really cute. Once we get it back from the folks at Quiltmaker, we plan to offer it as a free pattern here on the blog.
That’s all for now from us. Stop back tomorrow, we’re planning a little giveaway of our own- but before you go leave a comment here telling what your favorite size of quilting project is to make…
For Kelli and I, it’s a real challenge for us to make anything that is smaller than a queen sized quilt.
357 thoughts on “Quiltmaker’s 100 Block Blog Hop”
Would like to try this block in a table runner.
So far i’ve done lap quilts but some of those have been close to queen size. Thank you.
The throw or twin size is fun to make. II love the baby quilt as I can quilt it on my machine.the larger quilts are great on our beds. So a favourite, depends on the result.
Congratulations on having your block chosen as one of the “100 Blocks” again! My favorite size quilt to make is a throw size.
Nice block, congrats.
I always seem to make queen size quilts but I have tried lately to get a bit smaller so I have a couple of twins.
My best friend loves paper piecing and swears by it! I have never tired it, BUT after seeing your block, I think I WILL! I just love your block and you are right, you can go wrong with red, white and blue!!
I love the block, I think it would look awesome in a quilt.
Congrats on being published again! Love your block & the idea of making it 18″ for a table topper. I love making baby quilts. Thanks for the chance to win :)
I like lap size quilts…not too big, not too small.
I too, LOVE patriotic quilts! They go together – quilts and Americana. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Good job. Would love to put out as many quilts as you do.
I think a quilt should be bed-sized! I’m usually aiming for a Queen, unless I have to make one for a baby. :)
Great block. I like to make small quilts.
Nice block. I like the extra points on the star. I like to make double bed size quilts.
I like and make all different sizes of quilts — depending on the purpose — larger quilts more often than smaller.
What a great block – I’m looking forward to the pattern!!
Great block! I love to make lap size quilts .
I’m the same way. Queen sized and larger is about all I make. If something is any smaller, I just feel like it is way too small.
My first was a queen size – after that I swore off and did throws for a year. I’m back to twin quilts now, but it took me some “healing” as the queen was hand quilted. Now I FMQ and love it! Congrat on being published in Vol. 9 (love the block and table topper idea) and thanks for the givewaway chance.
thanks for offering book to a lucky winner. Love the new block you both design. I thought I would never make a queen or larger quilt. Guess what? It happens and love them . Quilting and sharing is th best hobby.
I love to play with blocks and figure out new designs!!
Love your block and can’t wait to make it into a lap size as that’s my favorite size.
Love to try new blocks. Your’s looks like fun. I make all sizes of quilts. I just love making quilts!
I like the easy table topper variation.
We need lap quilts to cuddle under. We just can’t seem to get spring here. Thanks for the lovely pattern.
This block is awesome as a a table topper. I have been making mostly small quilts recently, lots of new babies in the family. I do have a queen size quilt in the works for me, but it keeps getting put on the back burner.
My favorite size is 34 by 40 so I can base on using one yard for backing and bindings.
I prefer projects that are smaller – table runners and potholders are my favorites!
Love your block and your blog. Keep the book reviews coming.
I like twin size quilts. Anything bigger just overwhelm me. Smaller are fun and get done quick. But I tend to do more twin size.
What a great block! I enjoy making smaller quilt projects, such as table runners, toppers, and small wall hangings.
Congratulations on being in the magazine… love your block!
I am loving miniatures lately but do everything. I like baby and lap size because I can get it done a lot faster.
I like quicker projects — table runners and lap-quilts. Though I can’t wait to make a full size bed quilt!
So cute… the picture of the increased size, table topper looks – to me at least – like a pin.
My favorite size is a twin. I can still showcase the quilt on a bed if I want to, but it’s easier than doing a full or queen size quilt
I like to make crib or lap quilts because I can manage the quilting on my own machine.
Love the block. New to quilting but I have done a little paper piecing…..loads of fun!
I used to always make queen size bed quilts, but am starting to really enjoy smaller lap quilts!
I make king size quilts except for charity and quilts of valor.
Twin size seems to be a good size for me. Thanks for the giveaway.
I always make queen sized also. I am now trying to make a lap quilt but it is getting bigger than it should already. Love your block!!
I like to make throw size!
My projects are getting smaller. Twin size or throw size is just about right.
I am hooked on making HUGE quilts. Something smaller would go faster, but I love a quilt that covers the whole bed. Is there a 12 step program for this?
Love your blocks and the colors…, I love to make baby quilts
I like to do all sizes of quilts but I find myself making larger ones more often. Thanks for the great design and offering the give away :)
I really like to make Schnibble size quilt that don’t take as long to make, but I make whatever is needed. Your block looks like a fun one to make.
Any size . Whatever it takes to get the job done.
I love big quilts too. I like baby quilts also. I guess I dont’ have a favorite size to make.
I like to make baby quilts and lap blankets.
I love making baby quilts – they are usually so cute and the size allows me to get them done quickly.
I like large throws, closer to twin size than anything. They have to be long enough to tuck under my feet and still reach under my chin and wide enough to go all the around me.
I like to make table runners… I can experiment different blocks and designs quickly and they make great gifts too!
I love to make baby quilts. Thanks for a great giveaway.
So far I have only worked on small projects – lap quilt, table runner, wall hanging. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet