Wednesday, November 15, 2017

100 Blocks Vol. 16 Blog Tour

It is time again for another Quiltmaker 100 Block blog tour - Volume 16 is available in stores now and I am pleased to announce my Heart Chain block is included in the issue!

100 blocks day 1 cadillac convertible Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally: Volume 16, Day 1


Quiltmaker has put together a Road Rally tour highlighting a number of block designers.  Check them all out on their Quilty Pleasures blog.  They are hosting a fun souvenir hunt with some great prizes!




Here is the block I designed.  It is called both Heart Chain (and Heart Beats) within the issue.  
Can you tell I designed it way back in February?



Making my sample block required me to make my own road rally...
First stop was the mailbox and finding the instructions for block #1559.



There were lots of pieces to cut...




A few half square triangles to mark...I love my Hera marker for that task.




Making these tiny hearts required lots of trips between my sewing machine and my ironing board.
But they are so adorable they are worth every step!



 I soon had a finished block! 
I wanted to turn it into a mini so I decided to frame it with some 2.5" strips.

...but it's travels were not over.  Down the hallway and into my quilting studio it went.



Yep...I loaded my little 16" mini onto my big 12 foot longarm frame.  It looked pretty ridiculous.
But when you are used to using a certain tool, you overlook the silliness of it!




Now my Heart Chain mini is ready for it's next road trip.  I will be sending it off along with a copy of the magazine to one lucky reader.  (US only please).  All you need to do is leave me a comment on my blog telling me which state you are from and what state you would love to travel to.  I will randomly draw a winner Monday the 20th after 9 am PST.

(Please be sure I can reach you if you win.  There have been lots of "no-reply" commenters lately.  Leave your email address if you are not sure.  If I can't contact you, you can't win!)






The blog tour is going on all week over at Quilty Pleasures and you have until Sunday midnight to enter the grand prize giveaway.  So head over to Quiltmaker's blog and check it out!






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155 comments:

Carol W said...

I am from Illinois and would like to travel to Oklahoma (the only state I haven't been to.)

Anita said...

I'm from Oklahoma and would like to travel to Alaska.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to travel back to Alaska. I've been there twice but there are areas I never got to. funnylady93@comcast.net

Cathy44647 said...

I live in Ohio and I think that with winter setting in right now a nice winter vacation in Hawaii would be fun. cakilliany@hotmail.com

Julie in GA said...

Love your Heart Chain block!
I live in Georgia and would love to visit Alaska someday.

Quilting Babcia said...

that is one sweet block, I love it! I'm from New York originally, have traveled to quite a few states, but have never been to New Mexico. I'd love to spend time there touring the adobe structures and enjoying the desert landscapes. And of course, eating some southwestern cuisine!

Mercedes said...

I'm from Virginia and my bucket list state was always Alaska, but I got to go there this summer! So the next state high on my list is Vermont.

Michele said...


I live in Missouri and really want to visit Hawaii

Love your block.

kt said...

Love your heart block! I am from Connecticut and I love to travel to Maine--to Acadia National Park.

Georgia said...

Love the colors of this block! Georgia is home, but I would love to go to Wyoming.

Allison said...

I love your block. Perfect for Valentine's Day. I am from Pennsylvania and would love to visit Utah--all those National Parks! (So there are so many states I want to visit, it is hard to whittle it down to just one :) )

troy and christina said...

Your mini is so cute! I live in Michigan and would <3 to go to California. I've never been! christinacreating AT yahoo DOT com

Liz Horgan said...

Beautiful block!!
I live in New Jersey and would love to travel anywhere on the west coast!

Lee Ann L. said...

I am in Texas, near San Antonio. I would love to travel to Alaska. Yes, by car! :-)

PS It appears that Quiltmaker's site has changed and the blog has disappeared. I am thinking the tour has been abandoned. :-/

dlk3265 @ Gmail . com

Deborah S said...

I live in New York and I would love to start West, state of Washington, and then work my way back home!

scottylover said...

I am from Missouri and would love to travel to the West coast. The farthest west I have been is Colorado.

Love your block and can see many quilts made using it!

Sandy A

Joyce Carter said...

I love this block! Congratulations on being in the magazine.
I am from Georgia and I would love to go to Hawaii.

Sherry VF said...

Cute block! I'm from Iowa (the heart of the Midwest) and I'd really like to visit Alaska. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

PegP said...

I'm in Canada, but just wanted to say how cute your block is.

Sandra said...

Hi. I am from California and I would like to travel to Hawaii. I love your heart block. Nothing says love more than a heart. Thank you for being a part of the Road Rally Tour and wishing you Happy Holidays.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Vicki in MN said...

I am from South Dakota orignally but a Minnesotan for 35 yrs. I really want to travel to New Hampshire in the fall for the pretty colors. A great block Cynthia and really special for the winner to receive a piece of your work!

quilter said...

I am from NW PA and would love to go back to Alaska. Did a quilt cruise 5 years ago and would like to do more of the state, not just waterways. Did you like Quilters Linen? I have not tried it yet.
cork@pa.rr.com

June said...

I live in North Carolina, but my heart will always be in Michigan.
shespinswool@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

Great block! I love the hearts within the heart.

Heather said...

I’m from PA, but live in IL. Im ready for a lovely trip to Alaska, but maybe when the weather gets a bit milder :)

Anonymous said...

I live in NJ and would love to visit Montana. Love the way you incorporated the tiny blocks into the larger one.

Pat K
yfg3749@yahoo.com

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

I ADORE your block! It is perfect for minis... or table runners. No need to enter me in the drawing - I am part of the block tour.

rosemaryschild said...

Such a pretty block - full of love! I live in South Mississippi & would love to travel to Alaska! Enjoy some real cold! Thank you for sharing, Susan

Diantha said...

I am from Vermont, and I would love to travel to Alaska!

Bonnie said...

What a great block! I'm from North Carolina and would love to travel to Hawaii. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

NancyA said...

Love that block! I am from Idaho; would love to travel to Hawaii.

Judy1522 said...

I love hearts so your block is one of my favorite so far. I am from Oregon and I would love to go to Alaska.

lalaluu said...

I'm from Texas and would love to visit Vermont in the fall.

Anonymous said...

Love your block! I am lucky to live in beautiful Wisconsin, but would love to revisit Maine again.
Linda B.
lindacblum@gmail.com

Susan said...

I live in Texas, we just finished accumulating the 50th state for my husband on our travels, I need three more, Alaska, Michigan and West Virginia.

Connie said...

Im in Arizona but always go to Colorado if I get the chance to see my family.

Vicki H said...

I grew up in Minnesota, married and moved to Kansas. I would love to visit Alaska.

Donna Cutting said...

I really like your wavy line quilting in your block. I am from Canada, and would love to go to Hawaii.
djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

Sumac said...

I'm from VT. and I'd love to visit Oregon

tac73 said...

I’m from Oregon and i would like to visit Maine.

Danette Stankovich said...

I am from Pennsylvania and I would like to travel to Hawaii. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Kristi said...

What a sweet mini! I love it on the long arm!! I'm from California and want to visit Alaska someday!

Carol Sc said...

I live in Michigan and would love to visit Alaska.
quiltschon@att.net

Rita Lynn said...

I am living in Arizona and would like to visit Maine. rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

GranChris said...

I am in NC and want to go to Alaska.

Shauna said...

I am in Texas and would love to travel to Alaska

Nancy said...

I live in Louisiana and would visit North Carolina!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I live in Ohio and I dream of an Alaskan cruise. Maybe some day!

Darlene B said...

I am originally from Illinois, but moved to Indiana about 4 years ago. I would love to travel to the Northwest or New England states.

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Born and raised in east central Missouri, moved to Kentucky after marriage and then to a "temporary" stay in northeast Indiana. Still there after 44 years! Love to travel to Hawaii-the big island!

JANET said...

I'm from CA and would love to visit Wyoming, Montana, anywhere with majestic mountains.

Patty said...

I'm in Texas and love to travel to Missouri to see grandkids. As for a place I have not yet been to, I would pick Alaska.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I now live in Alabama, and I would love to travel to CA to see our middle daughter and her family because it has been over a year since we last saw them.

Mary O. said...

I am in Texas and would love to travel to New Hampshire.
okruhlik6 at aol dot com

VA said...

I live in Minnesota, and I've always wanted to go to Hawaii!

barbara woods said...

love your heart in hearts

Angie&Gary Short said...

Cool block! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day! I'm from NC. I'd like to visit Arizona!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Great block Cynthia. Would be very striking in a quilt with alternate blocks. I'm from California and would love to visit any of the New England states, especially in the fall.

Kathy H said...

Great heart block and I love your quilting. I am from Pennsylvania and would love to visit Montana.

Dana Gaffney said...

I live in Florida and would love to visit Utah. I love your block.

Anonymous said...

I"m from Ohio and would love to visit Alaska. Thank you for sharing.
cke49@yahoo.com

mumbird3 said...

Hi - I'm fromAlabama and wouldlove to visit California!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I'm a Californian living in Oregon. I'd love to travel to Alaska, to which my niece has just relocated. Her sister and I are planning a trip there, date unknown, but it's fun to have the idea out there in the future.

Pamela said...

I'm in Texas and would love to travel to the Pacific Northwest.
Beautiful heart chain block.
kinderpam(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen Paxton said...

Cute heart and I love the quilting on it!

Barb said...

I'm from Nebraska and would like to visit the California redwoods.
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)com)

Mary Graff said...

I am from Missouri and would love to visit Hawaii. Your heart block is adorable!

Annmarie Tegen said...

I live in northern Wisconsin and would like to visit New Mexico or Arizona sometime when the desert is in bloom.

~Kris~ said...

I live in Wisconsin and this time of year I would love to visit Hawaii. Cute heart block!!

Sewgirl said...

I am from California and would like to travel to New York, perhaps in the spring when the weather warms up! Darling block!!

Margaret Andrews said...

I am in Alaska, a place that I dearly love. When it is wet and rainy, which is quite often or cold and snowy, I think I would love to be somewhere a bit warmer, but not with lots of people, perhaps Maine, which is a lot like here. Love your block, can't wait to see it in the magazine.

Lisa Marie said...

Love that block! I am in Kentucky and someday I would like to travel to Alaska.

Meredith said...

What a fantastic block! It looks great as a mini, I’m sure it looks just as great as a larger quilt! I’m in New Mexico right now, but I’d love to take a road trip to the ocean! Maybe Texas, and bask on the Gulf? Meredithandchris93@gmail.com

Joye with an e said...

I live in South Carolina and would like to visit Maine (also Alaska). Love your block, as I am especially partial to heart designs. Thanks.
joyecox@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I love this block! I live in North Carolina. One of my life goals is to visit all 20 states; I have 12 left. So I'd like to visit one of those 12! Maybe North or South Dakota because it seems unlikely that I would just happen to need to go there for other reasons.

MissPat said...

I live in western NY and would love to visit Hawaii or Alaska.
Pat

wendy said...

Cute block! I live in Michigan. I would love to visit the state of Washington as well as several others. sewgood414athotmaildotcom

maureen said...

I currently live in North Carolina and would like to visit Maine- it's the only state on the east coast that I've never seen in person.

Patti said...

I live in Pennsylvania and I'd love to visit Utah...there are so many quilters there!

KMSC said...

I live in Washington (state) and would love to visit Hawaii.

Judy said...

I live in Washington state and I would like to visit Alaska.

Smbabel@yahoo.com said...

From Massachusetts and would love to go to California. I have a son born on Valentine's Day and another who had heart surgery. I love hearts.

Aileen said...

Hi. Love your Mini! I currently live in Florida but would love to travel to Colorado. I miss the change of seasons, Mother Natures quilt of many Colors!

Carrie P. said...

I live in North Carolina and would love to visit Maine.

JoyceLM said...

I live in North Carolina & I've never been to the southwest, so I'd like to visit New Mexico and Arizona. Love your heart block. Thanks.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I live in North Carolina and I would love to travel to Alaska... but NOT in the winter!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Hoping I'm the lucky winner!!

Ashley said...

I'm from Ohio. I'd enjoy traveling to Texas. I love your blog and always look forward to your posts! Thanks for sharing so much inspiration and eye candy!

Karen McMahon said...

I love your heart Quilt! I am from New York and would love to visit Washington State.

Fribble said...

I live in Tennessee and I'd love to travel to Hawaii.

Lindah said...

Awww, what a sweet little mini. On this chilly, wet day in northstate CA, I'm thinkin' I would like to visit sunny Hawaii. :-)

Linda Christianson said...

I am from Mo. so I travel back every year. Mo Star-Quilt city is only one hour from family and friends. I live now in Ga for past 20 years. I love hearts and this would be sweet block made into a table runner for wedding gifts. lkcquilts@hotmail.com

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Such a fun block, Cyndy! Congratulations on having another one in the 100 blocks magazine! From Colorado, my favorite state to travel to is Oregon! :)

Cecilia said...

I live in Florida, but I would love to travel to Hawaii some day. Your heart block is cute!
cecilialyoung(at)gmail.com

Ann Dunn said...

I was born in Nevada but have lived in California for many years now. I'd like to visit Alaska. Love your heart. It must have been fun to make. I'll have to try out that hera marker.

anndunn24(at)gmail.com

Lee said...

I am from Michigan and love it. I would like to visit Alaska! thank you!

Pam Beck said...

Hiya!!! I'm from North Carolina, been here my whole life, and would love to visit Alaska. Thanks so much for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Great block, Cindy! It would be cool in a row by row with the heartbeat one from the other day. I'm from Virginia, and I would love to visit Oklahoma.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I’m in Minnesota and would love to visit Hawaii!

Jasmine said...

Such a cute block! I love the little hearts and that you quilted it on your big frame. I am in Utah and would love to visit New Hampshire.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Congratulations on having your block included in Quiltmaker’s 100, Vol. 16! Such a darling block! Would love to make this mini for my BFF. Although I was born in Texas, Alaska is where I grew up and still consider it home. I’m living in California now and I’d visit Alaska anytime. Next year is my 40th high school reunion. ;-D

Super giveaway! Thanks for a chance to play.

usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

Joyful Quilter said...

I'm from California. When I was 18 I drove to upper state New York, I'd love to go back again.

kaylace said...

I live in Georgia, have traveled through a great many states but none in the far North East...traveling to Maine has been a long time goal of mine.
kaylace@bellsouth.net

Julie said...

I'm from Nebraska. Alaska is on my bucket list.

Havplenty said...

A cute heart block for sure. I live in Missouri and have visited 35 of the 50 US states. My college roommate and I had a plan to visit all 50 this lifetime. Alaska and Hawaii are on my travel list sooner than later.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rachell said...

Oh my sew cuteness! Great heart block!
I live in the center of Utah. My husband is from Long Island, New York, but has lived in Utah since he was a little kid. So we'd both like to travel and visit in New York and Pennsylvania.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am a Colorado native and, of course, that's where I live. I want to travel to California and visit my grandchildren. Kathy in colo repzjratplainsdotnet

Deb said...

I'm in VA and would love to go West....Wyoming or Montana.

Elizabeth said...

I live in Illinois, near Chicago. I would like to visit Oregon, especially the wine country. Thanks for the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

I'm in Illinois, and lately I've been thinking about visiting Maine. Love your heart block! deirdre-entries (at) wowway (dot) com. Thank you!

Cathryn said...

I live in California and would love to visit Maine.
meladycat2000@yahoo.com

teachpany said...

Cute block. I would love to visit the other 23 states I haven't been to yet. California, Washington, Minnesota, among others. Thanks.

suzanprincess said...

Born in Pennsylvania but lived most of my life in California, would love to visit Alaska before it thaws!
susanprincess at att dot net

karenbbsnow said...

Hi Cynthia, I'd love to visit Hawaii. I'm actually from Ontario, Canada,but if I do win, the prize could be mailed to my sister in Ohio. karenbbsnow@gmail.com

BettyK said...

I am living in Texas and would love to go (back) to Arizona. Most of my school time was there and still miss the state with the best sunsets.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I'm from Arizona & would love to travel to South Carolina for all the history from that area. rozz01 at cox dot net

Nancy Lewis said...

I'm from Missouri and would love to visit Maine to see my only granddaughter.

Ellie said...

I'm from Indiana and I'd love to travel to Alaska. I love your mini!

sharon said...

I am from Pennsylvania and want to travel to Alaska, hopefully early next summer
thanks-- I love your block and would like to adapt it into a baby quilt

sharongalli@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a Californian since 2014, after 70 years on the east coast (NY, MA, NJ, MD) and have New Mexico on my bucket list. @susansquiltstudio sgrancio at Comcast dot net

Cathy Calloway said...

I’m from Montana, would like to take a leaf peeping trip to Vermont some fall. But it’s a very long drive!

Catharine said...

I live in Indiana and would love to visit Hawaii..Congratulation on your block making the magazine! Nanabiddy7@hotmail.com

Cool Lizzie said...

What a fun question! I live in Washington, and I'd enjoy visiting Wisconsin. I don't know why, but it'd be enough different, but not baked-hot-dry and barren... but... there are many states I'd enjoy, I know!

Liz
boltonia55@yahoo.com

Brenda E. said...

From WI and would like to travel to AZ because its freezing here now and I have family that are there over the winter.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Cynthia,
What a lovely block - hearts within a heart. So perfect, and I never would have imagined you designed it in February. I am born and raised in Wisconsin, lived in L.A. for a bit and came back home. I would LOVE to travel to Maine in my quest to visit all 50 states. I am missing about eight, so almost close to that goal. Now I visit quilt shops as I go. ~smile~ Roseanne

Louise said...

Hm, well, legally I domicile in Florida, but we travel full time in our boat. We haven't lived in a fixed dwelling in over 13 years! I'd love to take the boat thru the Panama canal and move it from the east coast to the west coast, and visit all my friends and family in California. Then we'd continue up to Puget Sound in Washington, where the boating is supposed to be just wonderful!

mangozz said...

I live in Massachusetts and I would love to go back to Alaska.

QuiltGranma said...

I'm a Washingtonian, spent most of my life in WA State, but recently (4 years ago) moved to Oregon. Still want to get to visit Alaska (BRRrrrrr)!

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Washington state. It's cold, damp and almost rainy today! I'd love to travel to Arizona! I love your hearts!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Annette Mandel said...

I live in Oregon, which is awesome. I have always wanted to visit North Carolina. Thank you for the giveaway. A78mandel at yahoo dot com

Monica said...

I'm from Maryland and I would love to go to Hawaii

Teri said...

I have lived in Florida for 58 years. I would like to take a road trip out west, especially Utah. We might actually do that next year.

Tatc01@comcast.net

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I live in two states: North Dakota in the summer and Arizona in the winter. There's only 6 states that I haven't been to. Alaska is one of them, but not during the winter. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I live in West Virginia and would love to travel West... California, Oregon, Washington...but I truly think more than any other I would like to see Alaska~

Nancy Sue said...

Congrats on your block, from northern Maryland. We are full of history here, close to WashingtonDC, Baltimore, or Gettysburg, PA. I would love to visit Maine, in the fall and take in all the foliage tours. :) Your block will be a great teaching tool for my 10 year old son learning to sew. I envision a Feb. project with him making this into a pillow for his grandma :) Congrats again :)

Debbie P said...

Thanks for the cute block! I live with my daughter for half the year in Florida. It's a very nice state but other states that I would like to travel to Washington State and Oregon.

Debbie said...

I live in Kansas.. I guess Missouri would be my choice to visit... to visit Missouri star quilting... thanks for the chance to win Drhdoes9@cox.net

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Paige said...

What a fun block! I'm from SC and would love to travel to Maine.

Terri S said...

Cute block. I live in Colorado and would love to visit Alaska. Never been to Alaska and now have friends living there.

Quilt Maniac said...

Congrats on another block in one of my favorite magazines. Me I'm in your neighborhood Springfield OR. I would travel any where with a great quilt show but I really loved Wales.

reply: pjrquilter at msn dot com

moosecraft said...

I am from New Jersey...but, would love to travel to Wisconsin (for a Country Sampler retreat), OR Montana (for those big lovely mountains, countryside and fresh air)!!!

Pat said...

I am from Arizona but would love to travel to Maine. Love your heart block.

Robin said...

Love your heart block. I'm from Arizona and I want to visit Hawai'i.

Anonymous said...

Texas is now home. Would love to go to Coos Bay Oregon.
k2sews@hotmail.com

Renata S said...

I am from Montana but would love to see Alaska.

Irene DeBlois said...

Love your Heart Chain (or Love Chain). I'm from Massachusetts
and would like to travel to Washington State.


Irene D.
reenbean48@yahoo.com

Joni said...

Congrats on being in Volume 16! I live up the way from you in Dallas, Oregon. This week I dream of visiting Missouri...as in Hamilton, Missouri! My friend just returned from there and I was oh so envious!

Lynette said...

This block is terrific - certainly deserves to be in the book! I'm in Colorado. There are several states I want to visit. One is Arizona - I'm trying to find a time next year when we can all go see the Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Reservation.

just me - b said...

I am from Idaho, living in Illinois and want to go back home to Idaho. I miss my puppies.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Lovely block! Do the hera markers really work well and not break the fibers? I've been afraid to use them. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Charlotta said...

Hi -
I live in Kentucky, and I’d love to travel to Hawaii, because it’s going onto winter. If it had been summertime, I would’ve wished for a trip to Maine. I haven’t visited either state, and I just prefer to visit when it isn’t too hot or too cold!

Sharon Sauser said...

My address was Eugene, Oregon for forty-seven years until four months ago when we moved to Roseburg. I'd love to visit Alaska in the summer. Thanks for the chance to win your cute mini quilt.

Kate said...

This such a fun block and a great way to use up some of those smaller stash bits.

Santee Bobbie said...

I live in CA and would like to live in Alaska. Spent 3 months there and loved it.

Deb B. said...

I live in Maryland. I would love to visit Massachusetts as I have never traveled up that way.

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