Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour

 Today is my day on the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour! 
I’m excited to finally get to show you my block!  I used Joel Dewberry’s Modern Meadow along with some gray solid fabrics.  It is Block #285.
Some of you who did the Jelly Roll Quilt Along may think it looks vagely familiar.  That’s because the block I designed for the JRQA was the inspiration for this block.  Here is my Jelly Roll block:
I added some cornerstones in the nine patch to add a repetative element.  I made a quilt using sashing between the blocks to echo that repetative element one additional time.  You can see another picture of my quilt on page 21 of the same magazine in the Designer’s Gallery!
You can create your own sampler quilt from this magazine.  It will be in quilt shops next week.
Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of this fun magazine!
And check out others on the tour today:
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lee Ann
    May 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I guess I’m first! I love this block! I have to say that it’s more interesting than your jelly roll block. Don’t hate me for saying that. 🙂 And, congrats for getting in this magazine! Awesome!

  2. Mary on Lake Pulaski
    May 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I made the inspiration block and love your new take on it!

  3. Martina
    May 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Lovely, I like your block!

  4. Mary
    May 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Great block. Love the colors too. Love your sampler blocks. Thank you for sharing

  5. robin
    May 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Very nice block! 🙂

  6. Debbie
    May 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    What a great design your block makes. Gray is on my list of ‘must do’ quilting. Thanks for sharing a great block.

  7. Karen
    May 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Love the Joel Dewberry fabric. It is such an intersting block. At first glance it looks like a regular 9-patch, but it has far more detail. With the solid sashing it lets the fabric shine.

  8. rjk
    May 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I have loved those magazines and look forward to getting the 3rd. the block is so inspiring.

  9. Mary
    May 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I can’t decide which of your blocks I like best. Congrats on being featured in the magazine.

  10. Cory
    May 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I really like this block. Thank you for sharing it. Take care and God bless, Cory

  11. Sandi P
    May 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Nice block and a great quilt.

  12. Jennifer
    May 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    It reminds me of a block I did in a workshop several years ago. It makes up so cute with the secondary designs when the blocks are joined.

  13. LizA.
    May 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    This will. Be a great block for using up scraps.

  14. Gene Black
    May 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Wow, the block really does great as a full quilt with sashing. I see some wonderful secondary designs.
    I would love to win a copy of this magazine.

  15. FML Crochet
    May 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats on having a block in the magazine!

  16. Karen S.
    May 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Love the block, and especially your idea for a sampler quilt from the blocks in the issue. They certainly look great on the mug!

  17. marieinaugusta
    May 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    oh WOW!I can see possibilities with this block!!! Can’t wait to try it out.

  18. gill
    May 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Great block! It looks really good en masse!

  19. SherryB
    May 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    This block is very versatile…I can see it done in a controlled colorway and scrappy, my favorite. Can’t wait to see your block in the magazine—congratulations!

  20. SherryB
    May 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

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  21. paulette
    May 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I love both these blocks!! Well done!

  22. Anonymous
    May 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I have really enjoyed the Jelly Roll Sampler as well as the Layer Cake Quiltalong. Now, you have entered a block and this sure makes a great quilt. I would love to enter to win 100 Block, Volume 3. So many talented designers as well as so many blocks to make. Thank you.

    Sandi from Sonora, CA

  23. Maryjo
    May 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Great block…love your choice of fabric too! Will look forward to the directions for it!

  24. Shelley Haines
    May 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    One of my favorites so far! Love how that looks in the quilt. Congrats!

  25. KaHolly
    May 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Congratulations on having your block published!! I am so excited for you! ~karen

  26. Shannon
    May 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    What a great block. I love all the little squares.

  27. Linda in PA
    May 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I like your block. Thanks for showing it in a full quilt setting. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this magazine.

  28. Mary
    May 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Love the repeating element! Thanks for sharing your Block. Hope I’m a winner of the Magazine so I can make a sampler too!

  29. Catskill Quilter
    May 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Nice block! I love how “complex” it gets when you group a bunch of this block together!

  30. Dee
    May 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats, cool block – gotta love Dewberry.

  31. Linda
    May 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I really like your block. It makes a great quilt.

  32. A.J. Dub.
    May 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I love the quilt made with your block. Yours is one of my favorites so far.

  33. TheStylishHome
    May 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you for showing the quilt….takes the block to a whole new level.

  34. Toby Lischko
    May 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Konda, Congrats on being in the magazine. Love your block! Don’t include my name in the drawing!

  35. Beverly
    May 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Love your block and thanks for a chance to win 100 Blocks. Congrats for making it in the magazine!

  36. Lisa Marie
    May 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Love your block. It looks very modern and graphic with the fabrics you used, but could probably made to look more traditional if that was someone’s preference. I think that’s great!

  37. Lindy
    May 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Moose quilts, Moose quilts…just saying that makes me smile. Great Site. Thanks!

  38. Julie in WA
    May 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Your block looks very modern, especially made up in contemporary fabrics. I am wondering just how small those tiny squares are!!!

  39. Sallie
    May 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    nice block! Thanks for the chance!

  40. WoolenSails
    May 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Another great block and I love the idea of being able to mix the different blocks to make a sampler.


  41. Joanna
    May 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Nice block. I also like your idea of using the blocks in the magazine to create a sampler quilt.

  42. Tina
    May 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Both of these blocks are great!

  43. Laura
    May 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I love the secondary pattern the block makes when put together! Congrats!

  44. SubeeSews
    May 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Gray is my favorite color.
    Wait…is it a color?
    Nevermind…I love gray!
    pick me!
    XOXOXO Subee

  45. Erin
    May 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Love your block and the fabrics you chose!

  46. The Village Queen
    May 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Fun block, very versatile. Congrats and thanks!

  47. krisgray
    May 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    How cool to have a block in this pub!

  48. Nancy D.
    May 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I really like this block. All these neat blocks in the magazine. Congrats!

  49. Lynne in Hawaii
    Lynne in Hawaii
    May 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Very crisp, clean block and I just love the secondary design that comes out in the quilt!

  50. Wendy
    May 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I really like your use of the cornerstones in the nine patch … very classy 🙂 Congratulations on your inclusion in the magazine!!! and thank you for this chance to win a copy!!

  51. Ann
    May 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    This is a great block!

  52. Carrie P.
    May 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Fun block! congrats!

  53. Cecilia
    May 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I like your block, the corner stones add just that little bid of compelxity to it.

  54. schmidt1016
    May 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    What an outstanding block! And the perfect choice of fabrics. It is part traditional and part contemporary. Very cool!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

  55. Julia
    May 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Great looking block! Congrats on being in Vol 3 and thanks for giveaway. So much talent in that magazine, can’t wait to see the whole issue

  56. Madeline
    May 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    since my nickname is moose, i have to like your website. I would love to have this book, and plan on visiting your site again, now that i have found it.

  57. lpnjam@aol.com
    May 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Like to see the same block in different color choices, really fuels the imagination

  58. DianneB
    May 4, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I love how this block translates to a gorgeous quilt. Hmmmm… I hope it is jelly roll friendly!

  59. Jen
    May 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Congrats! Great block, I love how it comes together in a quilt!

  60. mblittle5
    May 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Neat block. thanks for the chance to win.

  61. Sharon
    May 4, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Great block. I like scrappy blocks.

  62. mlcquilts
    May 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Great block. I’m looking forward to the book.

  63. Jeanne
    May 4, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Love your block! Congratulations on being in the magazine.

  64. dwright33055
    May 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    great block, thanks for sharing,i like,this quilt rather then the other one and love the secondary design you get

  65. Stray Stitches
    May 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Wonderful blocks!! Congratulations for getting them in the magazine. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  66. Danielle
    May 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Wow! What a fun magazine! That could keep me busy for awhile!!! Your block is very pretty!

  67. Christie
    May 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Congrats on getting your block in Vol. 3! I really like it!!! HUGS… and stitches

  68. teachpany
    May 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    The block sashing and cornerstones really adds a great touch to the whole quilt. Great idea. Thanks.

  69. Anonymous
    May 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I would do your block with bright colors.
    Cindy W.

  70. Stormy Days
    May 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Love your block and the Joel Dewberry is perfect with it. Thanks for the chance.

  71. QBG
    May 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Great block. Thanks for sharing.

  72. Lee
    May 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Congrats on your block. I like your choice of fabrics.

  73. SewLindaAnn
    May 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I love your block. I’ve been really into using different color solids more often and this is perfect for it!

  74. Quilting_Chris
    May 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Very pretty and I really like the layout of the block into a complete quilt. Congratulations for getting your block into the magazine and thanks for a chance to win.

  75. lynnquiltsalot
    May 4, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Your block is so inspirational; you can use up your stash for a scrappy look. Love that!

  76. Marcia W.
    May 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Congratulations on being selected for QM 100 Blocks v3 Now I have another idea of what to make with the Modern Meadow I’ve slowly collected! Thanks for the inspiration.

  77. Becky
    May 4, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Love your block, but I liked the onoe you tweaked.Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 3.

  78. Patty D from NC
    May 5, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Congrats on being published

  79. Carol
    May 5, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Very unique block. Love the way it repeats in the setting. Congrats on being chose for the magazine

  80. Kaye M
    May 5, 2011 at 12:11 am

    What I liked about your block is that you used some solids! we seem to have gotten away from solids and its nice to see them returning!

  81. Kathryn
    May 5, 2011 at 12:35 am

    You show it’s hip to be square. Kathie L in Allentown

  82. Judy W
    May 5, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I love plaid-looking blocks. This is very versitile and I would love to use it in a quilt!

  83. p1aceboeffect
    May 5, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Love the Modern Meadow block. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine.


  84. Mama Said Sew
    May 5, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I love the bloggy book tour! I’m finding lots of lovely inpiration and new blogs to read. Congratulations on having your block chosen.

  85. Pat V.
    May 5, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I love how this looks done up in a quilt!

  86. Colleen
    May 5, 2011 at 1:29 am

    I had the second block sent to me in a swap and I love it!

  87. Linda K
    May 5, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Having fun on this blog tour! Thanks for the chance to win. Love seeing the quilt made with your block, too.

  88. jillquilts
    May 5, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Oh wow!!! I really like how the quilt of your blocks looks. I might just have to add that to my To Do list!

  89. Carol Sc
    May 5, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Your fabric choices make this really interesting. I think it will be fun to play with different combinations — lots of possibilities.

  90. VickiT
    May 5, 2011 at 1:56 am

    This block in the picture you did of the full sized quilt with the added things is awesome. Love the block alot. The colors you chose I think would even be good for a quilt for a man.

    Congratulations on being in Issue 3!

  91. shortseam
    May 5, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I like the block interesting has a nice twist. Congratulations getting your block into the mag.

  92. Sheri
    May 5, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Very creative. Love it!

  93. KatieQ
    May 5, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Great block!

  94. Janet
    May 5, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Great block! and I love your fabric choices.

  95. jybquilter
    May 5, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Another intriguing block design. I really like this one!

  96. Duff
    May 5, 2011 at 2:33 am

    what a great secondary design! I love your fabric choices ☺

  97. JoyceM
    May 5, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Congrats for being included in the 3rd ed of 100 Quilt Blocks mag. Love your block.

  98. Annie of Blue Gables
    May 5, 2011 at 2:53 am

    I really love the corner stones within the corner stones, especially when I see the whole quilt made up. Really cute

  99. ~Kathleen
    May 5, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Very neat block and choice of fabrics. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  100. Carolyn in Kentucky
    May 5, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Love the cornerstones added to the blocks.

  101. Quilter Kathy
    May 5, 2011 at 3:09 am

    There are just not enough hours in the day to enjoy all these blog posts! What a fun block!

  102. Jill
    May 5, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Love your block. Can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine!

  103. Ariane
    May 5, 2011 at 3:36 am

    I love your block!! It’s gorgeous!!!

  104. quilt cookie
    May 5, 2011 at 3:44 am

    great idea for a scrap quilt.

  105. mtnhomequilter
    May 5, 2011 at 3:49 am

    so pretty! looks easy to do too! Dana.
    nelfamily at windjammercable dot net

  106. Cindy
    May 5, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Love the block….love the secondary design. Congrats for being in the magazine.

  107. Nancy
    May 5, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Great block – and thanks for the giveaway!

  108. Barb
    May 5, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I really like the way some blocks create secondary designs.

  109. Deb
    May 5, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Konda, I LOVE your block! Yes, I did the jelly roll quilt, and this particular block was one of my favorites!! Congrats on being in the book!

  110. Cat
    May 5, 2011 at 5:22 am

    This looks great. Thanks for sharing such a great design.

  111. MARIKA
    May 5, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Very beautiful block ,thank you opportunity that it is possible to prepare it if I win it 🙂

  112. Evelene S
    May 5, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I love your block and the fabrics you chose. I would really love to win a copy of the magazine.

  113. kwiltnkats
    May 5, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Nice design. I like the smaller repeated version in the center. Sandi

  114. jrt14
    May 5, 2011 at 5:52 am

    What a unique block. It makes me think of the pictures with a reflection that keeps getting smaller.

  115. GeeGee
    May 5, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Great block, congrats on being published! I would love to win the magazine.
    P.S. I enjoyed making the jelly roll and still working on the layer cake; delay in finishing due to other commitments.

  116. Erika
    May 5, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Love the block and love the secondary design.

  117. Deb
    May 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Congrats on your block in the book.

  118. Cloudmom
    May 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Congrats on your block! It looks like a way to use up some scraps.

  119. debbie
    May 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Nice! I think I’d like it with scrappy centers too! Thanks for sharing your designs and ideas on your blog.

  120. purtercat92
    May 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Congrats on this great block, glad to finally get a look at it. Now looking forward to being able to make it! Thanks for all you do and all the fun you give us too!!

  121. Nancy Sue
    May 5, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I really like this block!! Congrats on being feature in Vol. 3 🙂

  122. amy dame
    May 6, 2011 at 8:18 am

    i love your block – and i think it would be amazing in colours like your jelly roll block as well.

    thanks so much for the chance to win, i can’t wait to get a copy and start playing!

  123. GailM.
    May 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Nice block!

  124. Hilachas
    May 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Congratulations for making the magazine again. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  125. just4bees
    May 7, 2011 at 1:42 am

    can”t wait to get a copy, nice job

  126. Amy
    May 7, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Congrats on having your block in the magazine! Very cute.

  127. Pauline
    May 7, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Great block- it looks fabulous repeated in the quilt!

  128. annmarie
    May 7, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Great block & the quilt design really shows it off. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.