Blog Hopping: Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Style

Kelli and I are so honored.  We have a block that is being featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine Volume #8.  We were in the Volume #7 and had lots of fun with that so when the chance came to submit a block for Volume #8 we jumped right in.


Have you seen the magazine before?  It’s a fun conglomeration of blocks that are appliqued, pieced and even paper pieced with direction to make the block.  Each of the blocks is submitted by a designer.

Our block is shown in reds, whites, and blues…again.  It’s a long running joke here at the Junction between my daughter Kelli and I that I can only design in patriotic colors.  I’ll admit, it’s a little bit true.  It’s a hazard when a person’s favorite colors are red and blue!!  I love all things patriotic too so red, white and blue comes natural to me.

Here’s our block.


We decided to keep making more blocks and made them into a quilt…  The quilt is featured in the gallery section of the magazine.  No instructions are given for the quilt but you can see by making more blocks, you can end up with a beautiful quilt.  Wouldn’t it make a great Quilt of Valor??

Kelli and I were frantically trying to the get quilt finished right before my son Buck and Jen got married in August.

If you haven’t been to our blog before, thanks for stopping by.  We always have lots of fun going on here.  We are a mother-daughter team who combat the workaholic farmer men in our lives by sewing..and my oh my we do a lot of it!!  There are four other kids in the family and we share all the craziness that happens here at the northeast Iowa farms that we live on.  Hubby and I bought a foreclosure home at the end of the summer and we’ve working on some remodeling hoping to be in the house for Thanksgiving next year.  Kelli is getting married in March.  Honestly…something is always happening here…usually lots of things.

We blog once or twice a day so there is always something new to read.  We have tutorials listed on the right…We are hosting a Bonnie Hunter UFO challenge here Saturday mornings.  We along with my friend Nell and our readers are trying to finish up a Bonnie Hunter UFOs that we have before her new mystery starts at the end of the month.  We have “Try it on Tuesday” where we feature a new quilting book or gadget and often give it away to one of our readers.  If you like giveaways you’ll want to come back next week to see what we’re giving away.  One of the easiest ways to keep up with us is via our Facebook page.

Speaking of giveaways…we have a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks that we’d love to give away to all of you just leave a comment here telling if you have ever bought an issue of  Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks before.  If  you’re looking for the magazine, it is scheduled to hit news stands on November 19th.

Oh hey…look there on the bottom row…that’s our block so I guess that means we are cover girls…WHOOP-WHOOP!!  We have several other quilts that will be featured in national magazines in the upcoming year so maybe…just maybe, you’ll see us again!!

Thanks for stopping by…  If you’re looking for more blocks and more chances to win a copy of 100 Blocks, stop by each day November 11th-15th to Quiltmaker’s Blog, Quilty Pleasures.

As part of my way of celebrating Thanksgiving this year, each day I write one thing I am thankful for…

Today I am thankful for the ability to design.  I know that I often take it for granted and that I have so-so much more to learn but I am thankful that I can do it.  I get great pleasure from designing.

390 thoughts on “Blog Hopping: Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Style”

  1. You are so right. Your block would make a wonderful Quilt of Valour. I have all seven of the 100 Block magazines as well as the magazines using the blocks to make quilts, runners, etc. I am eagerly awaiting Vol. 8 on November 19th. I am trying to refrain from buying too many magazines but that restraint does not include the 100 Block magazines or other Quiltmaker publications.

  2. Sandy A in St. Louis

    I have all except the last one. Not sure how I missed getting #7 but will have to look for it now that I know I don’t have it!

  3. Congratulations you two “Cover Girls”. Your block is great made up into a quilt, very pretty and yes a wonderful QoV. I have the first 5 issues and love them all, they are special when looking for some inspiration.

  4. Congratulations on being published again as well as being cover girls!! Sailor’s Delight looks like a fun block to use to make a QOV quilt! I too am working up several Bonnie Hunter UFOs in preparation for her new mystery. I’m really behind because I haven’t picked out my fabric for it yet! Today I am thankful for all the love I get from my [K]itties!

  5. I really like your Sailor’s Delight block – it looks great made up into a quilt. Congratulations on having your block published. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I have purchased the last 2 issues of the magazine & get ideas from them a lot. Would love to win a copy of the new one. Congratulations on being “Cover Girls”!

  7. I discovered the 100 blocks with volume 2. Been buying them ever since, but had to buy the digital version of volume 1. I was THRILLED when they re-released volume 1 in print last year. I much prefer my patterns in print. ;-)
    Love your block, and it makes a fabulous looking quilt. Like the idea of a QOV.

  8. I discovered the 100 blocks with volume 2. Been buying them ever since, but had to buy the digital version of volume 1. I was THRILLED when they re-released volume 1 in print last year. I much prefer my patterns in print. ;-)
    Love your block, and it makes a fabulous looking quilt. Like the idea of a QOV.

  9. Your block i’s very interesting. I would like to make it. I have never purchased 100 Blocks but will be looking for it.

  10. I have never purchased the magazine because this is the first I have heard of it. I am a beginner quilter and sewer and this is my first time to your page. I love your block. It is awesome and pretty :) I hope to purchase this volume of the magazine, all the blogs I have visited so far have been amazing to look at!!!

  11. I have never purchased – or even seen outside of blogs online – Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. I would love to win a copy of it! Love your block this year – just perfect for a Quilt of Valor!!!

  12. Love your block. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine and being on the cover. This is my second year taking part in the blog hop and I will also be getting the magazine for the second time too.

  13. I have all the previous 100 Blocks magazines. I’m always excited when I hear a new one is coming out.
    PS – You blog looks like a lot of fun!

  14. I feel that each and every block is equal in it’s beauty. I purchased the #7 issue and loved it. I will be looking forward to obtaining #8.

  15. Jenelle Boxberger

    Congrats for being on the cover and I have to admit I too like to do many things in Red/White/Blue. I don’t think I have ever purchased the magazine. I seldom buy magazines but I’m seeing a lot of neat blocks in this hop

  16. The magazines are great. I have the first 7 and I will have the 8th one too. I’m loving the blocks I’ve seen so far and the blogs are stupendous. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Love your block. Another one for my bucket list. I have five of these magazines. It is always fun to look through and dream up ideas for the blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. I am also looking forward to Bonnie’s new mystery quilt. I have my paint chips ready and a few fabrics picked out to start with Thank you for your block.

  19. I have all the 100 block issues and look forward to the arrival of this issue. Your block is wonderful. I love your red, blue, and white colors.

  20. I have never bought an issue, but would love to win this copy. Congratulations on being “cover girls”. Love your blog.

  21. I love the block. Stars have always been one of my favorite kinds of blocks and I love being able to add to my collection and this one is a winner. Thanks.

  22. Love your block and it makes an awesome quilt! Red, white and blue, you can’t go wrong with those colors, hehe. Sounds like you have been very busy, myself as well. Where does the time go? Best of luck getting the new house fixed up so you and your family can enjoy Thanksgiving there. Congratulations on having your block included in Vol.8 of Quiltmaker’s 100.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  23. I keep my eye out all the time when each new volume is issued but I never seem to be able to find one to purchase.
    The block looks amazing multiplied into a quilt :)

  24. I have all of the 100 Blocks magazines and have made several of the blocks for wall hangings. I will definitely come back and visit your blog again. I love your block and I have a boatload of HST’s that would be perfect for it.

  25. I have the first 7 volumes of Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks & would LOVE to win Vol 8 as I’ve not won yet! I’ve made several blocks from them but mostly they are just fun to page thru again & again!

  26. Have never purchased any of these books but seeing your block and the fact that I have been wanting to make a star quilt may just send me shopping!

  27. I love your block. I like any quilt block that looks like a star or has a star in it. Yours is very nice. Would love a chance to win a copy!

  28. Really like your block. I have quite a few of the magazines. My daughter-in-law found out I like them, so my granddaughters get them for me for Christmas. It’s hard waiting an extra month to get it though.

  29. Yes I have bought the 100 Block books before…always love ’em…they are so inspirational. Would love to win the new one!

  30. Congratulations Jo and Kellie on your block and quilt in Quiltmakers magazine. All your hard work and talent is being enjoyed and stitch by many quilters. What a neat block for Quilts of Valor. I would love to win the magazine.

  31. Yes I love the 100 Blocks mags, I have purchased at least 3 previous issues . Love your block, it’s great in patriotic colors but I can also see it as a Christmas block. Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win an issue.

  32. I never seem to get to the store when they are on sale. I love the copy I got my hands on a previous year. It had so many great ideas.

  33. My first thought was what a lovely Quilt of Valor this would make-and you made it up beautifully. I had fun reading many of your blogs – and now need to go and make a German Apple rolls platter too!
    Thank you for sharing the talent and wonderful ideas. Oh, and the give away too.

  34. Love your block, I too am a sucker for red, white and blue, and then when combined with stars, be still my heart;). I do have the first 7 issues, but the grocery store where I bought them quit selling magazines, so I’m hoping I can find #8 if I don’t win, so PLEASE pick me.

  35. Nothing wrong at all with sing patriotic colors!! They make some beautiful quilts!! You girls are so busy…I don’t know how you do it!!

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