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Welcome to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol 3 Blog Hop!

The folks at Quiltmaker have done it again with another great issue filled with beautiful blocks that will inspire!  I’m honored to be part of this issue that will be on magazine stands May 10th. 

My block, #208 is found on page 29.

I submitted this block for the spring issue because it’s the perfect time for all of you to get started on a patriotic quilt that can be finished in time to hang for your 4th of July celebrations. 

I also made the block into a quilt that is featured in this issue’s gallery found on page 82.

So with just one 12″ block you can make this adorable quilt! 

Along with the block, you will need:

  • 2, 20″ squares of another print, cut in half diagonally for setting triangles
  • 4, 3-1/2″ Strips of Blue Print for Border
  • 2 Yds. Rickrack
  • 12 more stars from template found on page 29  
  • Plus Blue Binding Strips

 Please subscribe to my blog to follow me as I “quilt my way through life.”  Each Tuesday I share with my readers a hot tip.  You can submit your own hot tips to me here and if I use your tip, you will receive a free Suzn Quilts’ pattern!

I’ve been working to finish up new designs that I will be introducing at International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah next week.  If you’re there come by and say “hello.”

Join me here too as I show my new designs in the next few days.  All of my designs are available at quilt shops as well as on my website

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ve also checked out the other designers on  the blog hop.

For a chance to win a free copy of 100 Blocks volume 3, just go back to the top of this post and write me a comment! 

Subscribe to my blog and be entered to win a second drawing for a free pattern of your choice!  If you’re already a subscriber, let me know in your comment and you’ll be entered too.

Until next time,



102 thoughts on “Welcome to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol 3 Blog Hop!”

  1. Fantastic idea! I love patriot quilts. One could use this as the center medallion for a picnic quilt :)

  2. Great block! Really like anything patriot for quilts. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

  3. congratulations on being in the magazine!

    your block would be really fun with mirror image stars in place of the hat, for us non-americans!

  4. Great to have a block that works as a whole quilt! Wish I were going to Salt Lake City, have fun!

  5. Congratulations on being in 100 blocks – I love yours! Patriotic is one of my favorite themes for quilting. Thanks for the giveaways and I am a new subcriber! Enjoyed reading your blog and love your patterns.

  6. I enjoyed reading your blog and love your Freedom block! Congrats! I signed up to be a subscriber also. Thank you for the giveaways.

  7. Cute, cute block!!! And an easy way to decorate for Independence Day… can’t wait to dig into my patriotic fabrics for this one.

  8. I love your block! And I love the header on your blog – very cute. I am so hopeful that I will win a copy of this magazine. Looks like a great resource.

  9. I love your block and the little quilt you designed! I just subscribed and after reading several of your tips, I know that I will enjoy it.

  10. This is such a special block…love patriotic…I will be making this one! Congrats on being in the magazine!

  11. I really like your block, I’m looking forward to checking out your new to me blog. Happy Friday!

  12. As the mother of a solier, I have a soft spot for patriotic blocks! Thanks for another one to add to my stock. I’m a new follower.

  13. This pleases my patriotic loving soul! I get that from my Dad, who was also a patriotic nut. :-)

    I will be following you via Google Reader! Thank you for a chance to win!

  14. I love your block. I am partial to patriotic motifs and can see a table topper or garden flag from this block.

  15. What a fun block, and as you said, Just in time for the Patriotic holidays! My home town is where the very first Nationl Cemetary for soldiers of wars is. We have a parade every Memorial Day and place flags and flowers on the graves. This would be great for my sister to use at her anual family get-together. Thanks for sharing your designs and process on your blog.

  16. I’ve signed up as a follower — one of the nice things about this blog hop is that you find so many more neat people. …and I love the patriotic block!

  17. Love the block!! Great idea to use it for the center block of a small wall quilt! Or the center of a picnic quilt!!

  18. So happy to see a Patriotic Block on the Tour. I wish I could be at SLC next week-end and if I make I’ll stop by. Thanks for the chances to WIN, I subsribed so I can read your “hot tips”.

  19. Wonderful block! Looks like a lot of fun to do :) Am a new subscriber. Congrats on being published in Vol.3!!!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

  20. Great block. I would love to have this to hang in my living room each summer. Congratulations on being in the magazine and thanks for the chance to win a copy. I am a new subscriber.

  21. I’m feeling the need for a patriotic quilt for those holiday times. This one is a great candidate. Thanks for the chance to be in the contest..

  22. This quilter from the Land of Lincoln loves the top hat as a symbol of freedom. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful block.

  23. I like your block. Have been wanting to make a patriotic quilt for some time…thanks for the inspiration.

  24. great block. just in time for the 4th if i get busy. i can’t wait to get the magazine.

  25. Very nice block and just in time for a July quilt.
    I read down your blog and am very jelouse of your sewing room, I am in a city and in the basement. Would much prefer the countryside and some windows! Good for you to lay claim to a great spot to sew! Thanks much!

  26. I like how you used the blanket stitch to finish the edges of your timely Patriotic Block. The way the part are laid out reminds me of fireworks. Sandi

  27. Cute block. I like to make seasonal/monthly type wall quilts. Yours would be great for the 4th of July.

  28. Nice block. Not sure how to subscribe but I will bookmark your blog and read along. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Cindy w.

  29. What a cute block…it would be great in my entryway where I have a seasonal hanger by the front door! Can’t wait to see your block in the magazine so I can make it into a small quilt! Thanks.

  30. Oh, and I just signed up for your free email updates to your blog. Can’t wait to see what tips you have to offer. It’s so great finding new quilting friends on this Blog Tour!

  31. your block is wonderful, especially when it is made up into a wallhanging. I am a big fan of your patterns and have a couple of them.

  32. What great a great block! I’ve been wanting to make a patriotic quilt for a long while and you block makes me want to run down to my sewing room and start right now!!

  33. Very nice block very patriotic. This would be a very nice medallion for a big quilt. congratulations for being in the magazine. I am a new subscriber and am looking forward to reading the tips and such. Thank you for the giveaway and keep up the good work.

  34. What a great patriotic block and it makes into a nice wallhanging. Very timely, would be nice to make for 4th of July. I signed up to be a new subscriber to your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  35. I love patriotic patterns and your block is great. The top hat is adorable and something that you do not see everyday. I will most definitely have to make this one. I just subscribed to your blog as well.

  36. I officially subscribed to your blog. Congrats on being chosen for Vol. 3. It’s a clever block and I will definitely check it out in the magazine.

  37. Great block. Congratulations on making the 3rd ed of 100 Quilt Blocks. I just became a subscriber to your blog too.

  38. What an awesome block. I love it and really love the quilt you created with the block. VERY COOL! My husband is a former Marine and I have some awesome fabrics I bought to make him a quilt, but I haven’t found the perfect pattern yet. This might be an idea. Thank you for the great block.

    I cannot wait to get my hands on this issue. Have a blast at Market. I’m sure even though it’s a lot of work, you will still have a ton of fun judging by the pictures I saw from the last one.

  39. I love your block and the quilt. I have a weakness for red white and blue patriotic quilts!

  40. Loved this block – especially with the stuff that has been happening in the news lately. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Am I not too late? I am a fan of red, white, and blue. Great block and what a great idea for a magazine!

  42. Love patriotic colors. My whole dining room is americana. Your quilt would go quite well in there! I’d love to be entered.

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