QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 8

Posted on November 12, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in Quilts, Reviews

All this past summer, I had the honor of being a block tester for QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 8.

This issue hits newsstands next week, but for right now, you have lots of chances to win a free copy before then!QMMS-130037-cover_350

QuiltMaker is hosting a Blog Tour, featuring a different group of the 100 Blocks designers each day. Be sure to visit them, look at their blocks, and get your chance in to win — not just a copy of the magazine, but also some other great prizes (I heard you could even win fabric bundles)!

Being a tester means that I got to preview several of the blocks up close and personal. Here are a few of the ones I tested that were my favorites.

This cute little dump truck was designed by Denise Starck. Wouldn’t this make a cute quilt for a little guy? I have four nephews who would ALL love it!DeniseStarckblock

This fun flower is a design by Ann Weber:AnnWeber

The Road Blocks block was designed by Kimberly Jolly. I’d love to make more of these and see how they look repeating . . .RoadBlocks

This absolutely, positively darling Glamper block by Kristy Wolf:KristyWolf

I loved this block so much, that I made it into a pillow for my niece, and now she loves it, too! So cute!GlamperPillow

And one of my favorites . . . Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap Crystals block:ScrapCrystals

Several of us testers were also tasked with using our tested blocks to make a quilt, and I knew right away that I wanted to include Bonnie’s block in mine, so that’s just what I did!

Here’s the quilt I made, Noel:Noel

I also used a block designed by Sandi Blackwell:SandiBlackwell

. . . and the center flower block was designed by Melissa Peda: MelissaPeda

You can see my quilt on page 88 in the magazine, so hop over to the blog tour and see if you can’t just win a copy.Noelcu

You’re gonna wanna have a copy of this issue, because just thumbing through the pages of block patterns is very inspiring. I’m just now getting to see the other 80 or so blocks I didn’t get to preview, and I’m really impressed! It’s a fabulous collection of 100 12″ quilt block patterns by 100 different designers — a great resource to have on hand.

7 responses to “QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 8”

  1. Hope says:

    My three little grandsons would love that truck block, too! Looks like a very inspirational book to have.

  2. Cindy says:

    I can’t even choose which of the blocks that you made is my favorite! I absolutely LOVE that quilt though!!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the magazine. I haven’t found it at the stores near me yet and I have been looking.

  3. Susan says:

    How lucky to get first shot at some of the patterns and trying them out. A good friend of mine has a block in this one – she’s had them in several, and it’s always so much fun to see her block and all the others. Hers made the cover this time, and that was exciting!

  4. Colette says:

    What a great honor to be a block tester. Love the glamping block. Also how you put together Bonnie Hunter’s block and the others to make a quilt. Just goregous!

  5. Rosalee says:

    Gorgeous, beautiful, amazing–all of them!

  6. Barb Bevell says:

    Amazing how the Scrap Crystal block looks so different in your quilt. I love it!!

    And the camper (“Glamper”) block is adorable!

    Congrats, Shelly!

  7. Shirley Brown says:

    I love the camper (glamper) block. It is so cute. I love the ice crystals block and how you incorporated the other blocks into your quilt. When will the magazine be on the newsstands.

    Congratulations Shelly on being selected to be a tester.

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