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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Issue 10 Blog Tour

QMMS-140050-cover_200Hi everyone! Welcome to Seams like a Dream and the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Wow! 10 issues, 100 blocks each= 1000 blocks!

We are so excited to be part of the fun.





Here is our block, Starry Hearts.


I know everyone is prepping for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Chanukah and  Christmas holidays, but really, Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it!

It would be pretty easy to take the block and make it into a table topper or wall hanging.

Something like this: Isn’t that fun? I love dots.

Starry hearts Wall Hanging Dots

Or, if you want a slightly calmer background, you could do this.

Starry Hearts Wall Hanging Gray

Or you could use four blocks and make them into a spiffy table runner. Like this:

Starry Hearts Runner

Or, if you didn’t want to use traditional colors for your hearts, how about this?

Starry Hearts Runner in Blue

So many options!!

Want to make a runner? It is pretty easy.

The runner finishes to 14″ x 50″.

Make 4 blocks following the directions in the magazine. Sew them into a long row.

Get ½ yard of border/ binding fabric and ⅞ yard of backing fabric.

From the  border fabric cut 4 strips 1 ½” x WOF and piece them together.

Cut into 2 side borders 1 ½” x 48 ½” and 2 borders for the top and bottom at 1 ½” x 14 ½”. Sew the borders first to the sides and then to the top and bottom.

Cut the backing fabric into 2 pieces, about 20″ x 29″ each.  Sew them together and trim to a backing piece about 20″ x 56″. Quilt as desired and bind. You will probably need 4 strips to make the binding ( I use 2 ¼” double fold binding for most projects though, for a runner, you could just use 1 ½” strips and make single fold binding).

Have fun with the block- and if you play around with it, pleases, send us a photo! We would love to see what you do.

QMMS-140050-cover_200In the meantime, would you like to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100Blocks Issue 10?? Of course you would!

Well, leave a comment and, if you want, you could tell us what colors you would make your block in. Comments will be open until I get up Saturday morning- then I will draw a winner.

Ok. 2 winners.

happy quilting,


Contest is closed- winners have been picked! Thanks everyone!

163 thoughts on “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Issue 10 Blog Tour”

  1. I’ll be making that table runner, it’s so cute. I think I’ll combine the colors and make it in pinks and blues with a little purple and yellow thrown in.

  2. I would probably make this for my BFF, and she doesn’t like pink (I do) so I would do in reds as she is born on Valentines

  3. Of course the heart would have to be red and I would probably use dark red in the center and then a lighter red with white and pink surrounding it.

  4. Oh, your block is sooo cute. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway. I would use pinks to make the block since that is one of my favorite colors.

  5. I would make this block with various red and white prints so that it would be an addition to my scrappy red and white quilt that is in progress. Love the hearts!

  6. I make one in all batiks and then one in all blues & yellow. I can’t think of any color combos that wouldn’t look great! Thanks for another great block!

  7. I love your block! Hearts are a favorite of mine. I think I would use pinks and browns. Thanks for a chance to win.

  8. Starry Hearts is absolutely darling!!!! So original!!!! I would love to make mine in pinks just like you! I think I will make a tabletopper with the design. Happy Friday!

  9. I am thinking purple and green. Purple for the inner heart and green for the outer. Or, maybe the other way around? It’d be fun to play around! 🙂


  10. I have had Valentines Day on my mind too, so I made my sister a table runner for Xmas that she could keep out till Valentine’s day. (It has red hearts)

  11. What a sweet block! Thanks for showing the table topper,. It always makes a huge difference to see it with other blocks. Love that secondary pattern! I think I would be traditional and go with Red/Black/White/Gray, or Pink/B/W/G. Somehow, it’s only Red or Pink that screams valentines to me.

  12. I love your pinks! I think I would stay with those colors. But, I could see this made in homespun muted reds and golds too.

  13. You are so right. Valentine’s Day will just be around the corner after surviving Thanksgiving and Christmas. I would like to make your cute blocks in red and white. That would be so cute. Of course, I love the color pink, so maybe I could choose red, pick and white. I also enjoy all your layouts. This is so helpful in deciding where to go with your block. Thank you for being a part of this fun Blog Tour and the chance to win a copy of this collector’s magazine.

    Sandi Timmons

  14. I would stay with pinks and reds. Love the dots, went on a dot buying spree on the fall shop hops.
    Need a Valentines quilt and your block will be just the one to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. I think I would use pink and lavender, for my little granddaughter. Any color combination would work with this, just find out what the favorite colors are of the recipient.

  16. This block would be great in red, white and blue to show love of country. Along those lines, it would be great in a Quilts of Valor project. And in your original colors, it would be wonderful in a project showing love and care for a breast cancer patient. Thank you for incorporating the heart in the star.

  17. Wow! a block and directions for a runner. I love quilters. I’d do this in oranges and reds, I think.

  18. What a wonderful block. I think I would have to go with red and green and make it a wonderful X-mas runner. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

  19. Oh, wow! Just so many color possibilities and all would be WONderful! The first one I’d make would be red for the hearts in the center but a mix of greens (no salad pun, intended) around it. Or maybe purples, then it wouldn’t have such a Christmas-y look…not that it would be a bad thing! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Thanks for the math problem to start out the day. What a cute block. I love the heart in the middle. Makes it so special. I would like to make it part of my new grandbaby quilt in soft muted colors with a bright beautiful heart in the middle. Thanks for sharing.

  21. What a delightful block. I love the table runner and would make it for Valentine’s Day in reds, pinks and whites.

  22. I absolutely LOVE your pink and grey! I especially like the blocks set with the grey solid! You have inspired me to get in there and SEW!(a quilt!) thank you for the chance in the give away!

  23. congrats, your block is so happy and fun. I think I would start with white, blues and yellows
    thanks for sharing.

  24. I like hearts and the star really sets it off, love it. and the dots are charming. I would use blue, something similar to your table runner colors. The possibilities are endless and I’m sure I’d also use it with pinks/reds maybe for a pillow. Congratulations girls for a great design and being picked for this special issue!

  25. I love your block and the table runner is adorable. I would make min in yellow, aqua and lime green. Thanks

  26. I love the colors of your bock. If I were changing I might make it in reds. But really think soft pinks for a baby quilt.

  27. You’re right Valentine’s Day is coming right on the heels of Santa. Thanks for the opportunity to win the books.

  28. The pinks are the colors of granddaughters room, just gorgeous how you picked those fabrics to make a stunning block. Thanks so much.

  29. Great block! I would use pinks, reds and whites for a fun Valentine runner, with an accent of lavender. I’ll have to look for fabric!

  30. I like the blue and yellow combo, but I would probably use Valentine colors to make my version. Looks great.

  31. Your block is very beautiful. If not those colors perhaps green and red at different tones. Greetings from Finland!

  32. Beautiful block! Hubby’s favorite color is red and my’s purple so figuring how to use both colors would be a bit hard. I know, I make two…one with reds, blacks and whites and one with purple, orange, teal and golden yellow.

  33. Hard to beat your color choice of Pinks! Kind of a “loving” heart look to it.. Keep up the good work!
    I might like to try this block in pure reds and blacks!

  34. What a sweet block! All the girly-girls in my acquaintance would like a quilt in pink and purple.
    (My block, Intersections, is also in Vol. 10, so no need to enter me in the drawing for a free magazine.)

  35. The eternal question! Right now I’m itching to use yellow and grey together (yin and yang for where I live, too – Grays Harbor, Washington – where it truly is grey a lot of the time, with occasional bits of sun) in something – why not this?!

  36. I am making table runners for each month. This pattern will be good for February. Might try it in Christmas colors for December.

  37. How about 1 in Oranges/tans/browns for fall, one in red/green for Christmas, one in red/pink for Valentines–well you get the idea. One for every holiday. Cute runner for a quick gift.

  38. I would make your block in shades of purple and green, this block is such a happy design! Congrats on being in the magazine!

  39. Good evening.
    I really see potential in this block — I make Threads of Love presentation quilts and this heart block would make a wonderful tiny quilt. Creams, white, and pastels… Kay

  40. How about nice springtime colors? I’m sitting in the middle of an epic snowstorm and could use some spring cheer!

  41. I just finished a baby quilt using paper-pieced hearts! I used 5 shades of fuchsia for the hearts on a cream background. Cute little girl quilt.

  42. Love your Starry Hearts block! I would make it in a purple and green combination. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  43. I would use reds and pinks: burgundy to baby pink, maybe a little yellow or orange to spice it up! So cute. Thanks!

  44. great block … would make a great October bc runner! or a rwb runner for the 4th of july … but green and grey batiks are my go-to colors and would make a great runner for my entry table.

  45. An orange and yellow version for me with a touch of fuchsia. How says Valentine day is just for pinks and reds?

  46. I would do one with the pinks (for my mom who is a cancer survivor) and one in two tone browns (a chocolate and a latte) for my husband 🙂

  47. What an awesome block! Looks great as a runner and love that you gave us the directions. Gosh I’m not sure what fabrics I’d use. I might use some novelty coffee fabric I have and fussy cut it for the hearts. Or maybe use butterflies or strawberry fabrics. Oh not all together, hehe. Guess it would depend on who I made it for.

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


  48. This is a great block! I love primitive type quilting so I would try it with homespuns. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.

  49. I don’t know what time zone you are in, or when you get up, so I’m taking a chance and entering a comment now.
    If they can rush Christmas, you can certainly rush Valentine’s Day, LOL!

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