Sunday, May 1, 2011

100 Blocks Volume 3

Sunday, May 1, 2011
Welcome to day one the 100 Blocks blog tour for volume 3 of 100 Blocks!


I was excited to find out that my name made the cover...
and then even more excited when I noticed that my block made the cover too!

So which block is mine?

Illusion


I'm sure most of you could have guessed!
A few weeks ago Judy over @ Patchwork Times showed the cover and asked her readers to guess which block was hers... and most of the comments picked my block as hers!  I was honored!  We e-mailed back and forth about it and had a good laugh.


This issue will be on sale starting May 10th.  I'll have a limited number of copies in my shop as soon as they arrive or you can pre-order one now.


My favorite block in the magazine {after mine of course} is Patched Geese by Karrie Lyne of Freckled Whimsy.




Not only is my name on the cover with an amazing group of people... but I'm smack dab between The Happy Zombie & Kim Jolly... two amazing quilters that I'll get to catch up with soon at Quilt Market.

When you get a copy... my block is #278


I wanted to make a quilt to show you the possibilities of my block... but I knew with getting ready for Quilt Market that I wouldn't have time... so I recruited Candi and she made this beautiful quilt!

She combined a Poseidon fat quarter bundle of Kona Solids with Kona Ash and I love the result!  It wouldn't have been my first instinct to use these colors which makes it all the more fun for me to see it come together!




Candi also added a pop of pink.

Here we are rocking shades since it was bright as can be on Saturday.
{This is before we spent 6+ hours sewing together}

Chatting about the quilt...

Showing me the back... she made a pieced back!  My kind of girl!!

The back has two coin strips and looks fantastic.

Check out Candi's blog for more photos of her quilt... and to learn more about her.  Candi has been helping me get ready for market in so many ways & I'd be going crazy without her.  Lucky for me she agreed to come to SLC to help me with my booth.



So do you want to win a copy of 100 Blocks??
Leave a comment on this post to be entered!  I'll pick one winner at the end of the week.

Giveaway Now Closed

...and the winner is


angela said...

Your block looks awesome with that blue/green pack (my favorite colors). Her little pop of pink was just genius!

Congrats on making the cover twice :)
May 2, 2011 8:55 AM
Angela please contact me with your info!!

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Make sure you check out Quiltmaker's site for links to all the blogs participating in the blog tour.



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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Bailey said...

What a wonderful quilt! Kudos to both you and Candi!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your block is fabulous Julie!

Karen said...

OK, starting to feel like creepy groupie, because I keep commenting on your patterns, BUT great block turned into a great quilt.

connie said...

Love the quilt and your block is wonderful!!! I just love the color choices!

Barb said...

That pop of pink is so fun! Looks like you gals were having a great time :)

Kelsey said...

Love your block!

Delores said...

Congrats, Love your Block and the Quilt!
Love to win the book.

Ladybug said...

I love the block and am so glad to see it looks even better when made into a quilt.

Cathy said...

awesome block and the quilt is amazing!

Judi said...

Great pattern - can't wait to get a copy. So many great patterns! Maybe I can win one :)

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love the block, the quilt and friends like that ... thanks for sharing all three! And thanks for the chance to win a great mag.

manybooks said...

CONGRATS! What a wonderful block, and that Poseidon quilt does a fabulous job of showing off that block at work. Very cool!

Katie Bishop said...

Wow! Way to go! How fun. I love the block and the quilt. Looks complicated on the quilt but appears to be simple to make. My favorite kind! Thanks!

iluvmybugs said...

Congrats....love your block and the quilt really shows it off!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book...if I'm the lucky winner, will you sign it? :o)

Heather said...

Love, love, love your quilt block and the way Candi used in for her quilt! It might just have solved my problem of what to do for my 5 year old's twin bed!

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Judy said...

What a neat quilt! Karrie Lyne did a great job. Love the touch of red in the quilt. Great quilt design. Will have to buy the book if I don't win. You are such an amazing quilter!

Coco said...

Love the off-centre pink highlight, it's really setting off the OCD in me! hahaha.

Samelia's Mum said...

Great block - and it makes a gorgeous quilt. Congratulations.

Amy B said...

Love that block! And the quilt is awesome :) thank you for the chance~Amy

Lana said...

Oh this is such a cool look! Very nice girls! Good luck in SLC! Now, do I want a copy??? YES!!!!

MadCraftyMama said...

What a spectacular quilt to show off your block! Now I'll have to go out and get the book so I can make it myself!

Carol T said...

Congratulations. Your quilt block is really pretty. I just love Candi's quilt. I hope you both have fun at quilt market.

Jessica said...

I love these books! The quilt looks great with your block!

Martina said...

Great block! Congratulations! And this quilt turned out very beautiful! I would love to win a copy! Thanks so much!

jle819 said...

It would be so awesome to win! The quilt looks great! I'd love to see it in greens . . . or denim maybe . . . Hmmm, the possibilities!

Editfolt said...

I would like to win, in Hungary can not get it. Very nice on the cover in blocks.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations Julie on another brilliant design. Love this one. I also love the fabrics that you used. Great job!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Flying Blind... said...

A great block and a totally beautiful quilt - the pink blocks are perfect! Good luck at Market x

Quiltjane said...

Great block, so many possibilities. I am looking forward to volume III. Thanks for the giveaway.

schmidt1016 said...

Oh, Julie, I absolutely love your block! As soon as you showed which was yours, I actually gasped. And I think the touch of deep pink that Candi used is a terrific idea. I'm not as comfortable using all solids, but I want to try it with this!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Linda said...

I knew that was your block right away! Terrific quilt, Candi....

One Little Thread said...

Love your block...congrats on the magazine

Vida said...

I love your blog. Look forward to following along in the future.

Kristen said...

I love thar block...and it's even better in quilt form!

Lisa Marie said...

I love your block and the quilt that Candi made. Beautiful!

Kristin said...

Love the block and the quilt...I really like the solids only quilt.

Kelly O. said...

I missed out on the first 2 issues--I really need to grab one this time round.

Bree said...

what a fabulous block, and it turned into an awesome quilt!
thanks for the chance to win :)

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Very sweet quilt. Congratulations to be numbered among all those amazing quilters. Of course you are one too.
~a

Kate said...

Wow. Love both your block & the patched geese. Glad we got to see a quilt made entirely of your block-- the effect was much different than what I imagined in my head seeing just one block. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

Gene Black said...

I love your block, it has lots of possibilities. The centers of the squares could be fussy cut to showcase the fabric. OR it would make a great "I spy" quilt for a child. OR the colors could start in the upper right of the quilt shown as one end of the rainbow and wash thru the quilt.
Ha ha, I guess you can see that ti inspired my imagination.

mariaerba said...

Wow i love your block and the version of CIndy ;))
ciao Maria

Lee said...

Congrats and what a cool block! Thanks and congrats to Candi on such a great quilt! thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara said...

I've gotta say I love that block made with the blues! I agree with Kate (above) that the quilt turned out to look much different than I would have thought just looking at one block.

Paul said...

Nice Block Julie! Then again, I think I've liked everything I've seen of yours.

Congrats on making the cover too, that is awesome!!

So, will you be signing the winning copy?

Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

Sunnybec said...

Silly question of course I want to win a copy of 100 Blocks!!... love your block and love the quilt. Thanks for the chance.

DH Stitches said...

I love Candi's quilt! Nice job to both of you. Thanks for the great post, Julie!

PeacebrookQuilts said...

So If I do not win, I will have to get a copy of 100 Blocks! It is great to see you have made the cover. congrats!
Victoria
PeaceBrook Quilting

Dorian said...

What a neat pattern Julie! Love the quilt that Candi made, the colors are awesome. Have fun in SLC!

kt said...

Great block, and great quilt! It's nice to see it in a very different color combo. Thanks for the chance to win!

KristyLou said...

I love how that block looks in the quilt! I am glad you had the quilt made to show off its potential. Thanks.

Esch House Quilts said...

What a great block! Love the quilt Candi made - especially that little pink spot :)

Kwilt Noob said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Love your block. :)

sarahbethe said...

Wow, this looks like a great book. And a gorgeous quilt!

Katie said...

What a great block! In that quilt it really takes on a life of its own. Thanks for a chance to win!

The Tulip Patch said...

Fun quilt- congrats!
I actually already read Candi's blog. Is that her yard, because I am having a serious case of landscape envy.

Kate said...

I love the pop of pink in the quilt!

RenegadeQuilter said...

Love the block & love the quilt with the pop of pink color. Congrats on another issue.

Darlene B said...

I have never purchased one of these 100 Blocks issues and would love to get one!

Keep Stitchin' said...

Looks like a lot of fun to make! Congrats on getting published again!

Shannon said...

LOVE the block and the quilt! Congrats on a job well done.

mascanlon said...

Great block and Candi's quilt is a perfect way to show it off!The touch of pink is wonderfully whimsical. And I did pick it out before you showed it too! Congratulations to you both, I know you'll have fun in SLC.

Debbie said...

Congrats on having your block in the magazine AND on the cover, Julie! I love the boldness of the block. Thanks for counting me in.

andie said...

I adore all the solids!! Beautiful. Gotta make one of those!!

Kathryn said...

Yes, I did pick yours out. As the old song goes, "Getting to know you, getting to know all about you." Great block. Kathie L in Allentown

harleywife57 said...

congrats AGAIN ! do you ever sleep? Candi's quilt is GORGEOUS !

Lynn said...

Great block and quilt!! Congrats on front cover status.

byneedleandthread said...

great block! i love this issue of the magazine. Lots of ideas to inspire!

tropicslady said...

I love your block! And Candi did such a great job making the quilt for you with the kona bundle - love the colors!

angela said...

Your block looks awesome with that blue/green pack (my favorite colors). Her little pop of pink was just genius!

Congrats on making the cover twice :)

Tiffany said...

I love it!

kbzelazny said...

Love your block! I'm adding it to my to do list. Thanks for the giveaway! Kathy

Kristy said...

So very fun! Hope the last bit of market prep goes well!

Cory said...

I love the block and all the possibilities. Thank you for sharing it with us. I would love to win the mag to keep my set complete. :-) Take care and God bless, Cory

Deb said...

It's so great to see a quilt with your block! I sometimes have trouble envisioning! I love the colours! Congratulations on your well-deserved success!

Carol C. said...

I love the quilt block, and appreciate seeing it made up into a quilt - beautiful!!

Lori said...

Love your block. It is the one from the cover that caught my attention first. WOuld love a copy of the magazine.

Jessica said...

What a great block and a beautiful quilt! Congrats, Julie!

Carrie P. said...

congratulations! so exciting. It is so neat to see the block made up into a quilt done by Candi. She did an awesome job.

Beth said...

LOVE!! Put my name in the pot for sure!

Stray Stitches said...

Your block is wonderful and lends itself to so many possibilities. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

babiesdoc said...

looks like a great book
I love the quilt and your block

BaileyGirl5 said...

Your block rocks!! Actually ... all the blocks look great. I'd love a copy of this book.

Penny said...

I'm seeing your block in my table runner I'm making...so, I need to win this new Vol. 3! Thanks :)

Darold said...

I love blocks like this and the quilt made from the block turned out wonderfully.

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt.

SewLindaAnn said...

Great block and the quilt Candi did is beautiful. Perfect for Summer.

Mary said...

Love the quilt. It is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine. Mary

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Happy to see a modern quilt in this tour!

ferne said...

What a fun block and a great collection in this book, can't wait to see the rest!

Grand Farmers Market said...

Love the quilt - seeing the colours shows me to step out of that box -
work with something different and create something gorgeous!
Beautiful design!

commonthreads said...

Congrats! That's exciting. And, thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley G. said...

Would love to win a copy, what a great accomplishment congratulations!

**nicke... said...

You just got one step closer in your mission to make life better with fabric!!!

Kristy said...

YAY on the good news! The quilt Candi made from your block is super-cute.

I'll definately have to pick this magazine up...or maybe not, if I'm a lucky winner.

Trisha said...

Congrats, Julie! That's awesome and what an awesome block. Love that quilt with the pop of pink.

Tricia said...

It looks great! I love those colors :) Can't wait to see the magazine!

Sarah said...

Great quilt! I would love to win the magazine, too. If not...I'll be out buying it anyway. ;-)

Kathy H said...

What a beautiful quilt. I don't usually use solids when making a quilt but I will have to start after seeing this one. So pretty.

krisgray said...

Great idea to show us a quilt from the block. It's one thing to see the block but it's another to see it put into play, so to speak.

grandmarockton said...

LOVE the Quilt! nice block by the way but everything you do is COOOL! thanks for chance to win book

Dawn said...

That quilt is awesome! It's nice to see a finished quilt with the block, because sometimes it's hard for me to visualize what the finished product will look like. I just love the little bit of pink, too!!

LT said...

I love those blues. That's one of the great things with your block is how versatile it is. Thanks!

Patti said...

Congratulations on a fabulous block! Love it and the book.
Patti Sha.

Nancy said...

Congratulations! You are very talented, and deserve to be on the cover!

Louster said...

I just discovered your patterns and have 2 ordered....can't wait for the newest one to be out!
Your block looks awesome in the quilt!

Token Asian Friend said...

That book looks fun! Good luck at the quilt market!

Lori said...

Thanks so much for all the inspiration. Wow. Can always count on your for something luverly to look at :)

Gidget said...

I really love your block!

Congrats for being on the cover!

Mama Spark said...

Love your block and the two of you could not be any cuter!! I am looking forward to meeting you at market too!!

JM Necheles said...

I love the Poseidon fat quarter bundle of Kona Solids with Kona Ash, it came out wonderful!

Love the block and the different takes on it across the quilt. Kudos to both of you on making this quilt top!

Congratulations on making the cover, the quilt, and the wonderful block!

LuckyLou said...

Congratulations on your block and the book,so so cool!

Amy said...

Congratulations!

Sylvia said...

Congrats on making the cover, and your block is really fun.

JJ said...

The quilt is awesome...I love the colors and the block, of course.

Mary said...

Nice basic block that made a awesome quilt. I was one who thought your block looked like Judy L's. Glad you have a willing buddy to help when it's crunch time. Hope to be a winner of a magazine before I can buy it.

Quilt Monkey said...

Congrats on being a cover girl! I am so excited about this magazine finally coming out. I missed the the first one, but did get the second one. I hope to get a copy of each one published!

Erika said...

Love the block and the quilt!

Carla said...

Thank you for posting a pic of a quilt with your block. It is hard to imagine the possiblities with just one block. I love that the squares look like they are floating!

Angela said...

Love the block!!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE geometric block patterns, and the primary colors of your block just called to me! Thanks so much for sharing it.
Stephanie Matz

Kim said...

Congratulations Julie, I wish you continued success.

Happy sewing

Aggiequilter said...

Congrats on the 100 Blocks & a Cover block too! This will be fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

That pattern is so fun!! The quilt is great. thank you for the chance to win a copy.

DianeY said...

So nice to see how your block comes together in a quilt. The colors are beautiful.

Celeste said...

Beautiful block - it would be fun to try all kinds of color combinations.

Peggy said...

Love your block! In BOTH colorways.

quilt cookie said...

Love the quilt and am anxious to see the book.

Jennifer Woo said...

I love your block but the quilt is even better! I can't wait to try it out.

Netta said...

Love the quilt especially the pop of pink! You always have so many wonderful creative ideas. nanasew at gmail dot com

Sandi P said...

Beautiful quilt and a fun block with tons of possibilities. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Moneik said...

What a great quilt. Love the block.

Tezzcan said...

A very cool block and a really beautiful quilt.

Mary said...

What an honor to be in the magazine!

Peach Rainbow said...

Lovely Block - Congrats on making it to the cover!
I love the colors chosen for the quilt :D

Catskill Quilter said...

Love your block! I was surprised at how the blues worked with your design.

vanos said...

I'd love to win a copy of the magazine! Love the block.

tellad said...

My daughter would love a quilt made with your pattern! Congrats for the "front page coverage!"
Teri Dingler

Beverly said...

What a beautiful quilt and I love the pattern too!YOu both did a good job!!!!

Eden said...

Interesting quilt that block makes! Sort of reminds of one I've done called "shades" or something similar. Congrats on making the cover!

Sew.What. said...

What a great looking book. Hope I win one!

~Michelle~ said...

Congrats! and I love that pop of pink in Candi's quilt :)

terrieannie said...

Stunning colors in that quilt! The finished product reminds me of something Judy Marting created a long time ago. Very lovely!

JayTee said...

I love your block...so simple but stunning!

lpnjam@aol.com said...

Your block is so flexible. I see all kinds of possibilities!!!!

Erin said...

I agree with everyone--the block is awesome and the quilt is amazing! I love seeing what different colors and arrangements can do to change the look of blocks.

kwiltnkats said...

Julie, I was like the others on Judy's Patchwork Times with the wrong guess! I love YOUR block and the setting Candi created. Sandi

Jessa said...

Love your block and the quilt!!

Sandra said...

Would love to win!!

Donna K. from N. TX said...

Enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Jen said...

Like your block. I enjoyed seeing the quilt Candi made with it. The colors are wonderful.

Robin Gold said...

I really like what can be done with your block -- it makes a wonderful quilt! Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Great Site.

Melinda said...

Love your quilt!

Rachel D said...

I love the little pop of red!

tyleredwards1592 said...

Love your Quilt and the block looks great

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oknonnie said...

Love your block and the quilt! Today being my birthday, I have my fingers crossed that I will win the magazine. I have the others and need to keep the grouping current!

Kari Nitzel said...

Love the block and quilt. Congratulations on getting on and in the book, can't wait to get my copy.

bethanndodd said...

You are amazing and so is your block (as always!!). So happy you have such a great friend to experience all of this fun with you :) Happy Monday!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Congratulations on getting a block in the book! I would love to win it.

Back Porch Extras said...

What a great block! I love how easy it is and really hope to find a copy of this book if I don't win one.

Chiska said...

I looks fantastic!

Marci said...

I love that quilt. Those colors are my favorites, and I love the fun punch of red!!

Briawna said...

Love the block and love the quilt. I always love seeing different color combinations for the same block. Makes me smile!

amy dame said...

it's BEAUTIFUL! the block itself is cool, and caught my eye right away on the cover, but all done up in a quilt, ohmygoodness! it's gorgeous!

Janet said...

Great block! And I love the colours in the quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

mlcquilts said...

I enjoyed looking at your block and your blog. Great quilt.

JCnNC said...

Loving your block and yes, I can see why some would have thought Judy L's block. Great job. Thanks for this opportunity. Judy C

Myrtle said...

Love your block (and your blog too)! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

fancystitching said...

Love this quilt design! It would be so neat in dark background and lots of bright solids... Amish with a modern twist!

Kat

Julie in WA said...

Love the block...love the quilt!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Love your block and your quilt. The photos on your blog are great too. Congrats on the cover! Have fun in SLC.

Kat said...

Congratulations! The quilt is beautiful. As I was looking at the quilt, I imagined what would happen if the blocks were put together differently (using rotations and reflections). It is the first block to immediately make my brain spin all the ways of putting them together.

Ariane said...

I love your block!! The quilt that your friend made is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs Ariane

Stormy Days said...

As usual, great block, great quilt. Congrats on the cover. Thanks.

swheatsue said...

Very simple yet very stunning block especially when using such dynamic colors! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of "100 Blocks - volume 3".

Janet said...

Great block and the quilt top is wonderful. I like the brighter colors in the original block.

Janet said...

Great block and the quilt top is wonderful. I like the brighter colors in the original block.

TiedInYarn said...

Very pretty! Can't wait check out the book!

VickiT said...

Another great looking block Julie! I really love the colors Candi used to create the quilt for you. And the pop of pink is wonderful.
Next to the black, white, and red quilt I still want to make, the teal/turquoise color is my next favorite.......well, other than my favorite color of purple anyway.

idahoskp said...

Love both the block and the quilt. One of the things I love about quilting is how you can use the same pattern in so many different colors and fabrics and get such interesting results.

Mommarock said...

Congrats on the cover! I love the block.. but it looks even more amazing as a quilt!!

Maureen said...

You are an amazing quilter and quilt designer!

Syd said...

Congrats on making the cover. I've enjoyed all your designs!

jybquilter said...

Wonderful block. I love the possibilities. Congrats on making both the book and the cover!

Jeanne said...

Love your block and the quilt is beautiful too!

Cathy said...

Love the block and adore it in the quilt. The red pops. Congrats on the cover.

Jo said...

Congrats on the cover! Love your block! You really do deserve it you have an amazing amount of talent, and a wonderful imagination.

SubeeSews said...

Love that shot of pink. But your block is gorgeous!
Pick me! Waving my hand in Indiana!
Subee

Madeline said...

just think of all the possibilities all these blocks open up! what a thrill to have your name and block on the cover. I'd really like to win that book!

Ivani said...

Your block is great and I love the quilt Congrats to you and Cindi.
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win a copy of this wonderful book.

Sallie said...

Loved the orange and purple block until I saw the green and blue - then I decided that I love the green and blue even more. :)

Cori Lewis said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to see this book up close!

Becky said...

Congratulations on having your block included in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. Your block has lots of potential for many different looking quilts.

Lee Ann said...

Awesome on making this volume! :-)

Linda said...

Love your block...and those colours are wonderful together! and how exciting to be on a cover!

Wendy said...

I really like the pop of pink and am thrilled for Candi to be going to Market with you ... I'm sure your girls will be working hard til then, but enjoy when you can and thank you so much for your great designs, Julie!

lost said...

What a striking block, very cool looking!

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