Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally: Volume 16, Day 5


Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally: Volume 16, Day 5

Enter to WIN one of the daily prize giveaways.
Join the SOUVENIR HUNT to enter to win 1 of 3 Grand Prize Giveaways.

Today, the last day of our blog tour road rally; we are going on the last leg of the tour sampling of the designer blocks from Volume 16 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It’s been a fun journey as we’ve visited more than 30 designers of blocks and we have 10 more to see today. We’ve been busy at the Quiltmaker office giving away the daily prizes and we’re excited about the grand prize giveaways.

If you’ve not been a part of our road rally block tour before today, be sure to visit Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 to see all the previous blocks.

Are you ready? Here we go on Day 5!

Please, don’t bypass the block stops! With each of the blocks we’re giving you a link to the designers’ blog posts so you can learn more about the inspiration behind their block design, examples of quilt designs using the blocks and a lot more. Some designers will give you a chance to win prizes from their blog site; some are giving you an answer to one of the daily questions so you can enter the drawing for one of the grand prize giveaways at the end of the week.

100-blocks-day-1-vol-16-cover-200pxNeed a guide book to give you details about the blocks?
Travel with your copy of Volume 16 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It’s available on newsstands now, or you can download a copy from The Quilting Company by clicking here. Or order a print version here.

Today is the DAY! Join the last day of the Souvenir Hunt as you take a block stop at each of the day’s designer blog sites for a chance at a grand prize. Winners will be announced on November 20th. Go to Day 1 of the Rally to get the details about participating. If you haven’t toured each day this week, you can still join us! We’ll give you the details to tell us about the souvenirs you’ve collected and submit your entry for a grand prize after we’ve toured the rest of the blocks today.

Let’s get on the road for our 5th day of travel.
Here are the souvenirs you should look for today.


Start Your Engines!

100-blocks-day-5-block-averillBlock #1553
Designed by: Janice Averill, Iris Quilts & Dyed Fabrics

Crossroads Pyramids is made with just three colors and lots of Flying Geese. Janice’s brown color scheme would make a masculine quilt or perhaps a good quilt for the fall. But this block would be equally beautiful in bright colors, as well as in solids or prints.

100-blocks-day-5-block-beltzBlock #1511
Designed by: Kathie Beltz, Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs

Dainty Flying Geese swoop across the Skyway block. Kathie made her monochromatic block a very pale blue background and several shades of blue for the geese, giving it a calm and restful look.

100-blocks-day-5-block-dillardBlock #1562
Designed by: Tina Dillard, Quilting Affection Designs

Tina’s Double X is a great way to show off pretty batiks like the ones she used from Island Batik. Make just four blocks for a table topper or wall hanging or maybe a bed-sized quilt suits your fancy.

100-blocks-day-5-block-dudekBlock #1563
Designed by: Patty Dudek, Elm Street Quilts

With triangles placed at random across the surface of the block, Scattered Triangles has all sorts of potential what an awesome block. Patty used Bella Solids from Moda Fabrics. You could make a quilt using just two colors as Patty did or you could make it scrappy.

100-blocks-day-5-block-gempesawBlock #1568
Designed by: Gina Gempesaw, Gem Hill Quilts

Whirlybird is an exciting block that will make a stunning quilt. Gina selected the Harmony collection by Quilting Treasures for her fabric. Her clever design creates another set of pinwheels when the blocks are set together.

100-blocks-day-5-block-hayes-tBlock #1535
Designed by: Tiffany Hayes, Needle in a Hayes Stack

Tiffany made her block with Me & You batiks by Hoffman California International Fabrics. The beautiful crisp points of Icicle Burst are easy to achieve with foundation piecing.

100-blocks-day-5-block-hunterBlock #1572
Designed by: Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville

Bonnie’s Grayson County block is striking with her purple, lime green and orange color combination. Don’t you wonder how she decided on that name?

100-blocks-day-5-block-shafferBlock #1586
Designed by: Jen Shaffer, Patterns by Jen

Jen’s Cartwheel creates movement visually. She used Cirrus Solids from Cloud 9 Fabrics. There is lots of opportunity for beautiful quilting in the negative space in this block.

100-blocks-day-5-block-starleyBlock #1590
Designed by: Sandra Starley, Textile Time Travels

Sandra’s use of several black-and-white prints in Hashtag gives her block lots of appeal. Pair the black-and-white with your favorite color for a show-stopping quilt.

100-blocks-day-5-block-theriaultBlock #1593
Designed by: Elaine Theriault

Any Which Way is such a fun block. Elaine pieced it with Colorworks by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Fabrics. Can you imagine the design possibilities you could have just by rotating the blocks?

Whew! We’ve made it to the end of our 5th day’s journey.

Before you leave, be sure to enter your name for the daily giveaway. Today’s question is: Which of the blocks we looked at today inspire you the most, and why?


Today’s winner will receive:

  • 2 winners will receive a copy of Vol.16, and fabric bundle from Moda.
  • 2 winners will receive a copy of Vol.16, and a Purposely Improv quilt kit featuring Me+You Indah Batiks and Indah Solids from Hoffman.
  • 3 winners will receive a copy of Vol.16 and quilty goodies from QM and the participating 100 Blocks Vol.16 designers.






100-blocks-day-1-vol-16-cover-200pxYou can find the pattern instructions to make all the blocks we’ve previewed today in Volume 16 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Purchase your copy here.

And now…

The moment you’ve been waiting for!

It’s finally time to enter your name for one of the end-of-the-rally grand prizes!!

  1. Click here to launch the entry form.
  2. Enter the word or phrase you found from the designers’ website or blog post to answer the daily questions.
  3. Click the submit button to send your entry form.

You have all weekend to submit an entry to the contest, so lots of time to visit, or re-visit the designers. Be sure to post your entry by midnight November 19th.

Winners will be announced on our blog November 20th and notified by eMail.


Three lucky grand prize winners will receive a bundle of quilty goodies, from the fabric sponsors and designers featured throughout the 100 Blocks Vol.16 blog tour. Each grand prize bundle will vary slightly due to the variety of wonderful fabrics, notions, books and patterns contributed by blog tour sponsors and designers.

Winners of the Volume 16 Day 1 Blog Tour Giveaways are:

  • Melissa T. of Loveland, CO
  • Dawn C. of Afton, NY
  • Mary-Carol S. of Las Vegas, NV
  • Jamie T. of Watertown, NY
  • Sabrina V. of Auburn, AL

Winners of the Volume 16 Day 2 Blog Tour Giveaways are:

  • Joyce M. of Selma, NC
  • Sylia S. of St. Louis, MO
  • Danette S. of Moneesen, PA
  • Penny B. of Cottonwood, CA
  • Mary C. of Walla Walla, WI

Winners of the Volume 16 Day 3 Blog Tour Giveaways are:

  • Kathy P. of Haxtun, CO
  • Diantha H. of Grand Isle, VT
  • Sharon B. of Lexington, KY
  • Deirdre O. of Arlington Heights, IL
  • Jamie T. of Watertown, NY

Winners of the Volume 16 Day 4 Blog Tour Giveaways are:

  • Kris S of Green Bay, WI
  • Gwen R. of Benton, AR
  • Christi S. of Shelby, NC
  • Pam of Ettrick, WI
  • A reader in Mill Spring, NC
  • A reader in Beaverton, OR
  • Debbie R. of Wichita, KS

Winners of the Volume 16 Day 5 Blog Tour Giveaways are:

  • Allison E. of Coopersburg, PA
  • Bobbie C. of Santee, CA
  • KJ in Langley, BC
  • A reader in Carson City, NV
  • Susan S. of Carriere, MS
  • Dana G. of Key Largo, FL
  • Diantha H. of Grand Isle, VT

Winners of the Volume 16 Blog Tour Giveaway Grand Prize are:

  • Judy R. of Beaverton, OR
  • Cindy L. of Oakland, ME
  • Sandra F. of Bakersfield, CA

Special thanks to the following participating designers and sponsors who contributed products for our daily and grand prize giveaways. Click on their name to go to their website to learn more about each of them!


Industry Sponsors

Comments (4)

  • Agneta E

    Wow! you make it so hard, but I think my favoritenwoukd be the Hashtag in pink/white and s block combines tradition with modern in a very appealing way!

    November 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm
  • Karen M

    Icicle Burst was the most inspiring block today for me!

    November 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm
  • Sandy A

    I love block #1590. It has a three dimensional look to it, which I want to try sometime!

    November 18, 2017 at 1:56 am
  • Jitka O

    I´m a big fun of Bonnie Hunter. I vote for her block today.

    November 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm

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