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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol 11 Blog Tour and Giveaway

See my block? On the right, second from the top!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol 11 Blog Tour! Have you seen the magazine yet? It will not disappoint; so many fun blocks!


Any my block, Swirly Whirly Floral, made the cover! Isn’t she cute?

Swirly Whirly Floral Block

What can you do with this block? Well, here are a few ideas- You could make a sweet spring runner for your table. Use 3 or 4 blocks, depending on how long you want it.

Swirly Whirly Floral Runner

Don’t want to do that much appliqué? Then use 3 blocks and only appliqué the center one!

Spring Runner

How about a small quilt? It uses 9 pieced blocks and puts the appliqué on 5 of them.

Swirly Whirly Floral Quilt

You could add some color to the center on the non-appliqued blocks.

Spring Quilt

Or change some of the colors around…

Spring Quilt

Or use fun purples for a pop of color…

Swirly Whirly Quilt


So many options! How about a giveaway?

Leave a comment and you will be entered into the drawing for a chance to win a one of 2 copies of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. I will draw a winner on Saturday May 9th- 9am my time! (Mountain time.)   Giveaway is closed!

Pop over to Quiltmaker to see the whole schedule and for lots more chances to win magazines and other quilty prizes!

Have fun on the tour this week! And don’t forget to check out page 90 in the magazine, where Debbie Allan combined my block with 2 others into a nifty quilt design!

happy quilting,


Book Cover p.s. If you are looking for the winner of the book blog tour, click to see this post!


140 thoughts on “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol 11 Blog Tour and Giveaway”

  1. I love applique but don’t do it as much as I would like to. I’m adding this block to my list.

  2. Love this. Really like the idea of using the appliqué on some blocks and have the same block. Minus the appliqué. Great idea.

  3. Loved your block, I had the chance to test it and used it in my quilt for the magazine on page 90. It was a fun block….

    hugs and stitches

  4. Yes, she is a cutie. I love the idea of the different layouts as well as the color options. It is very helpful for us to see what we could be quilting beforehand. Thank you for being a part of the QM’s 100 Blocks, Volume 11 blog tour and the chance to win a copy of this awesome magazine.

    Sandi Timmons

  5. Love your block. thanks for all the ideas for using it. I have several 100 blocks magazines, always inspiring.

  6. Such a beautiful block. I love all the color options, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Love the free spirited applique! Now if I can just learn how to do it. Thanks for sharing.

  8. When I first say the magazine cover your block was the one that drew my eye. Love the purple.

  9. This is a very versatile block with many possibilities. I like the shadow block beneath the applique. That is one of my favorite design types.

  10. I love the Swirly appliqué, and I can really see three blocks as a runner. I’m always looking for a spring pick-me-up after the long, cold winter!

  11. Congratulations on your stunning pieced and appliqued block! I love the possibilities you showed! Can’t wait to try them out! Hugs, Karen

  12. Oh what a sweet block! Congrats on making the cocer! I guess I’ll have to remake my spring table runner!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  13. I love the table runner with only one applique block. Lots of other possibilities as well. Love the block.

  14. Oh, I adore this block. Applique is not my strong suit for sure, but this is so cute I’d have to try try again. thanks for this opportunity. and keep coming up with lovely designs.

  15. Thanks for sharing your block! I love when several blocks are combined. Looking forward to seeing your block with others in the magazine.

  16. I always make a small applique project kit at the beginning of summer so I have a project to work on over the summer camping season. Most places we go, don’t have electricity! Being able to stitch a little while sitting in the shade of tall trees or by a campfire in the evening is my idea of relaxing!

  17. Congratulations on your Swirly Whirly Floral block! All of the setting variations are lovely, but I especially like the spring table runner.

  18. congrats, this is a lovely block. so many things can be done with this. it would look pretty as placemats also. Hmmmmmmm

  19. Beautiful block! I love the tablerunner with just the center block appliqués. This will definitely be on my to do list.

  20. What a pretty block! reminds me of spring which we seem to be having at the moment…lots of showers this year so the sun comes and goes quickly. I love the wallhanging with the other pieced blocks. Your block brings out the beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I love the purple option of the block. So springy. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine.

  22. I would love to make your block into the table runner. I could see it done in christmas fabrics too.

  23. Oh my what a super fun block Swirly Whirly Floral is! You certainly picked the right name for her :o) She looks great in every one of your suggested layouts! Thank you for an opportunity to win a copy of Volume 11 :o)

  24. What a happy block. If you add eyes to the flower, it will look like it is dancing, with long legs and waving arms!

  25. Love all the variations!And I am starting to like applique, so this might be a block I could do!

  26. Such a cute block and I like the variations, especially the 3 block table runner, and then the last one with the purple.

  27. Cute block! Love the swirly twirly look of it. It’s like a more graceful and delicate pinwheel. Thanks!

  28. Thanks for the different setting ideas! My favorite item to make are table runners and your block is so appealing.

  29. Love the block; my favorite kind of applique. and I like your various suggestions for using it.

  30. Great block, and love your ideas for using it with plain blocks in a quilt. Really makes the applique blocks stand out.

  31. What a beautiful block! I love it in the both the orange and purple! Thanks for a chance to win.

  32. I love your block especially the purple version, even though I’m not very good at applique. Thanks for showing how the block could be used.

  33. Love your applique block. If I don’t win a copy of the magazine, I know that I will be buying a copy. This block I need to make. Thanks

  34. I love your block, I’ve been looking for a small appliqué project, this would be perfect.

  35. If I win, page 90 will be my first stop! Your block is lovely and it would look so well made into a table runner with my dining room colors.

  36. I love it! The pieced background with applique on top is cool! I’m expanding my applique skills, so I wouldn’t be afraid to make your block now!

  37. What a cute block. Lots of whimsical fun could be had with this. Absolutely loved it!

  38. I am always inspired by the many choices to show one block. I think I like the three in a row runner best. I don’t mind applique; just don’t see that many I love.
    However, I would do yours, it is beautiful!


  39. I love applique, especially with twirly flowers and leaves. Thanks for sharing all the color options and for the chance to win. Now the big decisions: wall hanging? Table runner? Colors? Fabrics? I love these kinds of decisions, don’t you?

  40. Fun block with lots of movement. Need to do some applique for Christmas gifts.

    thanks for sharing

  41. I am very new to quilting and not very good at it but love it. I want to learn many things.

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