Follow Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog tour and win


The annual “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks” Special Issue is something we look forward to every year! 100 blocks from today’s top designers is something you do not want to miss and you can win a Collector’s Edition by commenting here!

Enter for a chance to win a copy of “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol.8” and a special bonus from Coats- a 50-Spool Assortment of Coats Dual Duty XP all purpose thread.



The Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 8 blog tour leads up to the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8. This issue appears at quilt shops and newsstands by Nov. 19. Each day Quiltmaker is featuring great designers that have contributed to the 100 Blocks Issue.  We are so excited to be one of the sponsors of the tour today.

To join the Blog Tour, click here! Each day’s post previews blocks, plus includes links to participating designers and companies for more give-aways.

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks” and a special bonus from Coats, leave a comment at the bottom of this blog and tell us which block you liked best from the one’s posted so far on Quilty Pleasures 

Win this Prize!

Contest ends at 5 pm EST on Thursday, November 15th. We will announce the winner by Monday November 18th.

303 thoughts on “Follow Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog tour and win

  1. SuzK Reply

    So far I really like Connie Ewbank’s Winter for the Birds … but I’m a major snowman fan, so anyone who knows me wouldn’t be surprised. Thanks so much for the chance to win some of your great thread!

  2. Sandi Reply

    All the blocks I’ve seen so far are wonderful and it’s hard to chose my favorite but I think I will say the diamond block. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine or the thread pack. I use your thread most of the time.

  3. Rosalyn Reply

    I have used Coats and Clarks threads for over 20 years and have been impressed with the quality of their products.
    I would love to win the threads as I am always sewing something and it seems that I never have enough thread.

  4. Lee Ann L. Reply

    I really liked the Rainbow Gum Tree… Winter for the Birds… and Gertie the Goat! Too many blocks!

    Thank you for a chance to win.

  5. Debby Reply

    What a fun blog tour! It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but today I’m really loving the Sunshine Sunflower. Thanks so much for the chance to win such great prizes. 🙂

  6. Heather Sanders Reply

    I love the retro camper and all the fun ways you can make this camper look just by using different fabrics. The older I get, the more retro I like.

  7. Joanna Reply

    It’s hard to choose just one block, even at this stage. There is so much talent exhibited by the designers. I love the Rainbow Gum Tree, but I also love Winter for the Birds and Bonnie Hunter’s block, among others.

  8. Dawn C. Reply

    They are all so terrific. I love Melissa Corry’s “A Study in Quilting”. So practical, yet so versatile. Same as your thread . I use Coats & Clark all purpose thread in my piecing. Can’t beat the price and is of very good quality!

  9. Janine Huisjen Reply

    Oh, there are too many to pick just one, but I’ll go with New Directions. (I also like the little camper block and the house block–I forget what they were named.)

  10. Lori Meyer Reply

    While there are some neat blocks in the last few days I am partial to circlin’ stars. Can’t wait for the issue to come out.

  11. Kathy Reply

    I love the Circlin Stars block. It is just beautiful! There are so many beautiful blocks on this hop–I hope I win a book–but if not, I’m going to have to buy it!

  12. Carol Reply

    There are some amazing blocks in this issue. So many that like that it is hard to pick just one. I think Gertie the goat is adorable. We used to have a goat and I guess that is why I’m partial to her.

  13. Ann Reply

    I like the circling stars block. Great for a quilts of valor in different shades of red and blue with white background.

  14. Dorothy G Reply

    There are many, many blocks in this issue of 100 blocks that I just loved. The one that is on top of my todo list is the paper pieced block Diamonds Galore from PSQ Point of View. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of this magazine and all those lovely spools of thread.

  15. arlette Reply

    Honestly, I would love to win 😀 love the prizies,lol Hmmm then, so far my fave block’s Sunshine Sunflower by Joan Ford and then Gelato Italiano

  16. Vivian Reply

    I am in love with so many of the blocks, but i must say I really like the applique “Splash” by Justquiltin with Denise Russart. I have a plan on how to use it already.

  17. dee Reply

    I love Bonnie Hunter’s, but I also love Mama Sparks Rainbow Trees .I have followed their blogs for years. And of course – love Coats and Clarks – been using your thread for 40 yrs or so.:)

  18. Kathy Reply

    Great patterns in your store. The anchor pattern is really cute. My favorite is the sea star. Congrats on being in the book.

  19. Paige Gonzalez Reply

    My favorite is the Bouclier de la France block . Love the Fleur De Lis design and I have been looking for a design for a label. I think this would be perfect on the back of each of my quilts!

  20. Patty Morales Reply

    I can’t remember the pattern or designer but it was on today with the beautiful blue background. It just took my breath away, I can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine for that pattern alone, but there are enough other ideas bouncing around in my head, love it

  21. Ali M Reply

    I think I like the unusual Fall In Line block so far, but I’m waiting and looking forward to more blocks being shown!

  22. Linda Reply

    There are so many wonderful blocks but Bonnie Hunter is always a favourite of mine, and scrap crystals does not disappoint. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. Leslie Reply

    So far, I like the simplest best: Fall in Line. I would make good use of the thread sampler: Coats & Clark is the only brand I ever use.

  24. Bonnie Reply

    All the blocks are super great. Its hard to pick just one, but I really liked the Sunflower block. I have used Coats and Clark thread for years.

  25. Sherry B Reply

    From Day 2, I liked Melissa Corry’s block “A Study in Quilting”…it is a do-able block that makes a great secondary pattern, and can be done in planned or scrappy fabrics. Most of all, I’ve met many people I wouldn’t have if not for this tour!

  26. Judy Reply

    Every day there is so many inspirational blocks to choose from but the one that is really grabbing my attention right now is Circlin’ Stars. Stars are my favorite and I absolutely love this block.

  27. Barb Johnson Reply

    Of the blocks posted on Quilty Pleasures, I like New Directions by Kay Gentry the best. It would be a great way to use up my scraps!

  28. Susan Reply

    I really like Circlin Stars! Perfect for a quilt for a service member!! Thank you for supporting the 100 Blocks!!!

  29. Susan Reply

    It is hard to pick just one, but today I like Cirlcin the Stars. I also like Bonnie Hunter’s quilt block, Gertie the Goat, etc.

  30. Rebecca Schmitt Reply

    I can’t choose! OK – if I have to…Circling Stars is pretty nifty!

  31. LINDA Reply

    So far I have fallen in love with all of the quilts and I really, really do not know where to begin. Should I start with the ice cream appliqué or the Shadow Play or …..

  32. Jackie H Reply

    Only one favorite, that’s impossible! How about the cute camper, or the ukelele, or the gelato italiano.
    Haven’t seen an ugly one yet.

  33. Lisa Marie Reply

    My favorite block of the ones I’ve seen on Quilty Pleasures is New Directions by Kay Gentry shown on day 1. I have enjoyed every issue of this magazine and will be excited to get this one and see all the gorgeous blocks.

  34. Maryellen Reply

    I like Circlin Stars, and Bonnie Hunter’s, and Jo and Kelli Kramer’s blocks. I love when the block designer plays with colors and layouts, and seeing the secondary design.

  35. Barbara D Reply

    My favourite block so far is Winter for the Birds. I love snowpeople blocks.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    Long-time user of Coats and Clark threads. Excellent quality can’t be beat.

    Barbara from Canada

  36. Diana Reply

    I think Circlin’ Stars is terrific and would make a beautiful quilt. I’ve always been partial to star blocks. Thanks!

  37. Ina Anderson Reply

    Rainbow Gumtree is my favorite. I’m an Aussie quilter now married to an American and living in the U>S> While it’s definately a quilters paradise here in the U’S. Any mention of gum trees or anything Aussie in a quilting context makes my little heart go pitter pat. Your giveaway looks awesome. I’ve been a fan of Coats since I was a little girl. My grannie taught me to sew and of course we were using Coats threads and notions. I was born and raised in Greenock, 15 miles from the birthplace of Coats…Paisley, Scotland.

  38. Julia Fikse Reply

    Joan Ford’s Sunshine Sunflower – definitely my favorite. It’s cheerful, it could include planned purchase, or scrap fabrics, yet still appears very intentional. You would not get bored making the blocks because they could be similar but different. Love this block! I see a sunflower quilt in my future!

  39. Kate Reply

    Hard to pick as usual, but I like the Bouclier de la France by Susan Guzman. Different from the others. Thanks for the chance!

  40. Lyn Kaufmann Reply

    I think my favorite block is Bouclier de la France, but I also have to figure I will change my mind a few more times because there are so many wonderful blocks!

  41. alex Reply

    My favorite block so far is Joan Ford’s Sunshine Sunflower! With the Lord’s help,I grow and give away sunflowers in my back yard each summer. I have been doing this for about 5 years now. What a joy!

  42. Joanne Reply

    There are approximately 100 great blocks. If I had to pick only one I would pick Master Liu the paper pieced panda from yesterday. Joanne

  43. Jamie Reply

    I like Joan Ford’s Sunshine Sunflower. My daughter was born in Kansas, so sunflowers are something that makes me think about her.

  44. Darla Dishman Reply

    I love them all, great style, colors, and designs. But I would pick the Ukulele. Love the ukulele and the flowers . I love your threads too. Thanks for the chance to win…

  45. Sheryl B Reply

    Which one do I like best? Really? No way I can pick ONE! If it has stars, I like it. If it can be made with scraps, I like it. If it can be made with scraps AND has stars, I love it!!

  46. Qltmys Reply

    My favorite block so far is Circlin’ Stars. I love piecing. I love your thread too and have used it since I began sewing in Home Ec in Eighth Grade…many years ago!

  47. Karyn Ashley-Smith Reply

    So far, I think my favorite is Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap Crystals. There are SO many amazing blocks…how do you pick just one?? Thanks for the chance…. 50 spools & a magazine?? I’m in stichin’ heaven!

  48. Louise K. Reply

    So many wonderful blocks to choose from, but I especially like Circlin’ Stars by Carolyn McCormick, featured on today’s blog. Antique-looking blocks appeal to me. Thank you for the great chance to win!

  49. Marcia Reply

    The summer sunflower is cute but I love to camp so that is a must to make and the posies with all the cool stitching… Thanks for the giveaways:)

  50. Maureen Reply

    Thank you so much for a chance at the give-away. I love so many of the blocks shown but my favourites are anything applique!

  51. Anne Cowan Reply

    I love the Sunshine flowers, as do many of the commenters!!! I guess the colors are just reminding us that fall is here and Thanksgiving is around the corner! Thanks for the opportunity to win your threads.

  52. Evie H Reply

    I don’t have a real “favorite,” but I love GERTIE THE GOAT by Whistle Pig Creek. She is just too cute!

  53. MaryBeth Reply

    I’ve always been a big fan of Bonnie Hunter. I think her block is my favorite so far. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

  54. ritainalaska Reply

    always think the new issue has the best blocks, and this issue does! my favorite, and it may be my all time favorite is the rainbow gumdrop tree by mama sparks world!

  55. Denise Reply

    My favourite block so far is New Directions. I’m enjoying the bloghop, Thank you for sponsoring!

  56. Nancy Roraback Reply

    Oh wow…I have loved every block so far! I love the snowmen blocks, the ukulele block was one of my favorites. I like the tree block from yesterday….to hard to pick a favorite!

  57. Wendy Reply

    So far on the Quilty Pleasures blog, I like the block New Directions. All the blocks are very inspiring it’s hard to choose.

  58. Andresa Reply

    I’ve been keeping track of the blocks I really like so I can “go right to” them in the book. But I have to say when I opened today’s blog I was totally blown away by Circlin’ Stars by Carolyn McCormick

  59. Sheila I Reply

    My favourite block is Diamonds Galore from PSQ Point of View. I enjoy paper piecing &scrap quilting. Happy Quilting 🙂

  60. Pam Reply

    I love the posies block, especially Lynda Howell’s beautifully stitched version. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! My machine loves Coats and Clark Dual Duty.

  61. Lin Marsh Reply

    There are so many I like, I can’t possibly choose just one. I especially like the star blocks, and will have to decide which one to make first.

  62. texana Reply

    I love Melissa Harris’s Red Rosy block the best, but there are so many great blocks this year, that it really a hard choice. Thanks for the chance to win the book or THREAD!!!

  63. Darlene Krystal Reply

    I’m having an awesome time in the QM 100 blocks Vol. 8 tour….I have seen a lot of great blocks so far….Dancing Dahlias is cool…and the ice cream block….so many blocks can be interconnected….I have two quilt ideas already….Have a great day.

  64. Susan Blumenshein Reply

    If you asked me yesterday, I would have said the happy little camper. Loved the Ukelele today, and Bonnie Hunter’s scrappy star on Monday. So many blocks, so little time! Would love to win!

  65. Liz Engman Reply

    So many to choose from–and more to come. So far, though, the one I want to make NOW is Pam Vieira-McGinnis” “Summer Posies”–a basket , flowers, and buttons!

  66. Donna Joy Reply

    Sunflowers are one of my favorites, but so many blocks are on my list to make. Coats and Clark is the thread my grandmother always used . I still have some of her thread. I wonder how many years you can keep thread.

  67. Nancy Karas Reply

    The block that I just love is by Jennifer Schifano Thomas – she titled it Shadow Play. I really like both the design and the fabric she used – Island Batik. I always use your thread when I quilt – would love to get some.

  68. Sharie Reply

    Love all the blocks. Sunflower is best to me. Thanks for chance to win a copy of Issue 8. Congratulations to you for getting your block in this issue.

  69. Shan Reply

    So far my favourite is Shayla Wolf’s “Formation”. It’s bright, modern and foundation pieced – what more could anyone want?

  70. usairdoll Reply

    Is that fair? How can we pick one favorite block? hehe.I love Shadow Play, the sunflower and the retro trailer but there’s so many more. Talented and creative designers. Been an awesome tour! Congratulations on being included in Vol.8, Quiltmaker’s 100.

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


  71. Loretta Aymond Reply

    My favorite block posted on Quilty Pleasures would have to be Circlin’ Stars by Carolyn McCormick. My favorite block on the designers blogs is Martha’s Basket because it reminds me of quilts made by my mother.

  72. Beth T. Reply

    I know my list will keep growing, but right now I’m especially fond of “New Directions” by Kay Gentry and “A Study in Quilting” by Melissa Corry.

  73. Barbara Young Reply

    Its hard to pick just one – every time I think I have, another one pops up that catches my eye. But I really like the block Pieces of my Heart by Melva Loves Scraps. It is definately on my to make list.

  74. Martina Reply

    Very hard to choose, but I really love Connie Ewbank’s Winter for the Birds block. Snowmen just melt my heart!

  75. Kathy Reply

    Right away one day 1 I fell in love with Ruffled Feathers – but then I have always been partial to oranges and batiks. Thank you for the opportunity to vie for this great giveaway. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  76. Kimberly Baum Reply

    I have a long list for ones I like but my favorite is Scrap Crystals by Bonnie Hunter. I love this pattern. It is quick, easy & very versatile.

  77. Darlene Reply

    My favorite block (so far) is Winter for the Birds by Connie Ewbank. I love snowmen and the tiny bit of embroidery and the little bird add just the right touch. It’s just precious.

  78. Kathy Reply

    I love the quilt Butterfly Trellis by Margaret Kennedy! The wonderful array of colors are comfort to my soul!

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