6 May




           Welcome to all!  Once again I’m blessed to have a block in a Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue, Pg 44.  I find this block exciting because it offers so very many different opportunities for different looks with fabric choices.   Wow – the possibilities!


         I particularly like this black and red sample I made.  I named it “Blood Moon” because the early morning after I assembled it, I saw my first actual “blood moon” – quite an amazing sight.






    Was recently at Picket Fence Quilts in Wichita, Ks.  Lisa, the owner, got out a mirror.  I am now so inspired to create a quilt with 4 of these blocks as a center medalion, layout would be on point. 


     P.S.  If you’ve never been on a quilt shop bus tour, put it on your bucket list!   Last weekend in April I went with some friends (and new friends) to quilt shops in Kansas, Nebr, Iowa, and Missouri.  Had great fun – and oh my – so many beautiful fabrics. 

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99 Responses to “WELCOME QM 100 BLOCKS VOL 11 TOURISTS !!!”

  1. Martina at 6:11 am #

    Great block and the black red version is so beautiful!

  2. Chris at 7:55 am #

    Nice block. I only went once. It was exhausting.

  3. Anita at 10:14 am #

    Good looking block, and I like the red and black version block best.

  4. Allison Evrard at 10:14 am #

    Beautiful block! Especially the red/black version. I’ve never been on a quilt bus tour.

  5. KT at 10:40 am #

    Great block! Love seeing what it looks like set together–very cool!

  6. Kathy S. at 10:46 am #

    Love your block in batiks!

  7. Emily C at 11:51 am #

    I love your blood moon block. I would love to see a blood moon, I tend to be sleeping during cool events. (events like meteor showers tend to happen late at night around here and I get up at 6am, so that doesn’t work out well)

  8. sandi at 12:15 pm #

    Gorgeous block and I could see myself making a quilt using this block! The blood moon block is awesome. I have never seen a blood moon. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  9. Diane Paul at 12:15 pm #

    I love the red and black one too. I have a lot of batiks I’ve never cut into but now that I see this block I realize that I don’t have to worry about fussy cutting them. I’m going to start using them.

  10. Julie B at 12:17 pm #

    Love the red and block version. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  11. terri at 12:19 pm #

    I love the blood moon as well.

  12. debbierhodes at 12:52 pm #

    Love the block… we share a name (Johnson is my maiden name) and a City… Picket Fence is one of my quilt shops here..

  13. dee at 12:56 pm #

    I love the depth of this block! I’m a red girl, so love the red!

  14. Dana Gaffney at 1:02 pm #

    I like the Blood Moon one too, it’s beautiful. What a great idea to use a mirror, I’ve never thought of that, thanks.

  15. woolensails at 1:33 pm #

    I love how the use of color adds depth to your block, that would be gorgeous in a bed quilt. I have never been to a hop, but when we travel, I make sure i know where all the quilt stores are, along the way;)


  16. Lee Ann L. at 1:51 pm #

    Wonderful block! Congrats!

  17. Deb G. at 2:03 pm #

    Blood Moon block is a jaw dropper!

  18. Joanna at 2:10 pm #

    Beautiful block and it looks super joined to the others like it.

  19. goonyburd at 2:45 pm #

    I love the 3-D look of the block!

  20. Cathy B at 2:55 pm #

    Love you block! Congratulations getting in the magazine!! And I will have to go on a bus tour, sounds like fun.

  21. Kathleen at 3:15 pm #

    Love the orange/black version. It has a 3D look to it.

  22. Quiltmouse at 3:17 pm #

    I am one of the Block Testers for this Volume and had the privilege of testing your block. I really love how it works up and creates a secondary design when combined with multiples. Your “Blood Moon” is a WOW! I have the one I created posted on my Blog this morning. Thanks for your beautiful designs. http://mefutch.wordpress.com

    • inthedoghousedesigns at 1:20 am #

      Hi quiltmouse! Thanks for your enthusiasm for my designs! Love your version on your blog too!

  23. Marcia Hoekstra at 3:38 pm #

    My favorite is also the red block because of the 3-D effects. I like any 3-D block and one of these days, I’m going to make a 3-D quilt.

  24. Liz at 3:38 pm #

    Beautiful red block.

  25. Bonnie at 3:44 pm #

    Great block and it makes a very interesting secondary pattern.

  26. Darlene at 4:02 pm #

    Congratulations and thanks for the nice block.

  27. Jennifer at 4:03 pm #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this issue – I’ve been saving my batik pieces, just waiting to find just the right block! Here it is! Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Karen in Breezy Point at 4:05 pm #

    Fun block–I especially like the Blood Moon version!

  29. Deborah DeBerry at 4:10 pm #

    I really like your block, both versions.

  30. LizA. at 4:18 pm #

    Fun block. The Blood Moon version is great!

  31. Vivian at 4:22 pm #

    Very interesting block, can’t wait to get the issue to see if this one is pieced or paper-pieced. I really like your medallion idea and could see using a lighter fabric in the bottom inner corner squares so when the blocks go together they make a background for an applique design. So many ideas from these previews!

  32. Debby E at 4:23 pm #

    Love your Blood Moon version! What a coincidence – I’m headed for my first quilt shop bus trip tomorrow! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  33. Bonnie F at 5:03 pm #

    Love the red & black block.

  34. Patricia Cash at 5:32 pm #

    Pretty block. I almost went on a shop hop but had to cancel, next time.

  35. billiemick at 5:34 pm #

    My favorite is in the orange…wow and WOW! Just pops.

  36. Donna Joy at 5:35 pm #

    Your Blood

    Blood block is really amazing and would love to see that as a quilt.

  37. Liz Engman at 5:41 pm #

    Love the 3-dimensionality (is that a word?), especially in the red version.

  38. lindybigd at 5:55 pm #

    I love the block!

  39. teri c at 6:03 pm #

    Your block is amazing in both colorways!

  40. Lisa Marie at 6:25 pm #

    I love seeing blocks made in different colorways.

  41. Quilting Tangent at 6:31 pm #

    Nice block, like how it could look 3D.

  42. Janet Frank at 6:45 pm #

    I agree, Blood Moon is stunning! So dimensional! Your block is very versatile….depending on the fabric placement , there is a different look to the block!

  43. Sandy Curtis at 6:53 pm #

    Great block..the black and red really makes it pop.

  44. Margaret Andrews at 6:55 pm #

    Yours is a very interesting block. Like your choice of colors. Thanks for Sharing.

  45. Janet T at 7:06 pm #

    LOVE your block! What a difference color placement makes.

  46. Brooke at 7:58 pm #

    Great block. Love how it highlights contrasting colors.

  47. Judy at 8:18 pm #

    Beautiful block! I love the dimension created by the darker fabric in both blocks.

  48. Nancy Roraback at 8:51 pm #

    Great Block! I would love to go on a bus tour!

  49. Barb Kaup at 9:04 pm #

    Like the name for your black and red block–I have been in a quilter’s bus tour to Des Moines and we had a wonderful time!

  50. Brenda E. at 9:53 pm #

    Such a simple block with a lot of punch with the red and black! Having fun doing the blog hop too.

  51. Wow! Your block does have a lot of variations possible – how fun! I love the Blood Moon version and how it looks 3-d…so cool!

  52. Mary at 10:19 pm #

    I love the red and black version. Very striking!

  53. JoyceLM at 10:24 pm #

    Great block. The center star really pops on the red one. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Jeanne in Ohio at 12:02 am #

    Love your block!

  55. nancysue at 12:29 am #

    My son (who is 7) is a big fan of your block. He says it reminds him of a rubix cube that is coming apart. I’m a fan for the 3D-ness of your block too.. Putting it on my to do list….

  56. Denise Finucane at 12:45 am #

    The Blood Moon version is stunning! What a difference fabric placement makes! Congratulations for making it into the issue!

  57. dhowardvt at 12:46 am #

    I particularly like your block in the red and black – that color way makes it look 3 dimensional! I’ve never been on a quilt shop bus tour.

  58. Jill Hicks at 1:27 am #

    Wow! Love the block.

  59. Wanda at 1:46 am #

    Love your block, especially the black and red one.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. Cathryn at 1:52 am #

    Great Block! Love the colors in both variations. Shop hops are a blast. Just finished one in April and managed to win one of the shop’s daily drawing. Fantastic bunch of goodies!

  61. Vicki H at 2:17 am #

    Congrats! I love the red and black one too.

  62. sandratimmons at 2:26 am #

    Really love your block and the red/black is simply gorgeous. Thank you for being a part of the QM 100 Blocks, Volume 11, Blog Tour and giving us the chance to win our own copy of the magazine.

    Sandi Timmons

  63. Lori Smanski at 2:28 am #

    this is a very pretty block, stunning in red and black

  64. Pat Evans at 2:30 am #

    The blood moon version is incredible. The red just jumps right out of the block.

  65. Joy at 2:37 am #

    I’ve taken a couple of quilt bus tours. Best part? Someone else driving home at the end of the day when you’re dog tired.

  66. Pamela R at 2:46 am #

    the black & red version is incredibly striking!

  67. Jane Sanders at 2:53 am #

    Great block … might try in blue and yellow

  68. Kathy h at 2:54 am #

    I am always amazed how different a block will look with another selection of fabrics. Great block.

  69. Melody Lutz at 3:14 am #

    The red and black is striking! Your block has so many possibilities.

  70. Jocelyn at 3:27 am #

    What an amazing block@ Love the colors.

  71. love love love.. and this is on my bucket list.. Planning to do a shop tour with 1 friend while we skip out early on a business trip .. last year we went to 6 shops in Orlando area, this year we’re headed towards Cocoa Beach with 4 or 5 stops 🙂

  72. Jen B at 5:48 am #

    I love the 3d effect of your block.

  73. marta at 7:17 am #

    I like ‘blood moon’ too, thank you…marta

  74. Sandy N at 10:22 am #

    That would make a fabulous center medallion!

  75. maggielou at 1:59 pm #

    Your block is beautiful

  76. Sharon Browne at 2:52 pm #

    The red and black one is my favorite. I would love to go on a quilt shop bus tour! Thanks.

  77. Julie in WA at 3:55 pm #

    Your block looks complicated, but it makes a great pattern when repeated in a quilt!

  78. Rachell Reilly at 5:20 pm #

    Stars, guiding paths, Lord of the Rings, magic in the air! Love it!

  79. Verna at 5:45 pm #

    I don’t think I’d enjoy a quilt shop bus tour–I’m not big on crowds. I really like your block.

  80. Nicole Sender at 8:09 pm #

    I like your red and black quilt block!

  81. Auntie Clark at 8:26 pm #

    Red and black version is very striking

  82. Lee at 11:00 pm #

    I like your block! I have never been on a bus tour!

  83. Bridget at 12:53 am #

    It is amazing how the look of a block changes when you change the fabric. Amazing block.

  84. Cecilia at 1:33 am #

    Your block is very unique, I love how it changes with different fabrics.

  85. Deb at 2:38 am #

    Such a fun block! I’ve been on one bus quilt trip, but I didn’t have a friend to go with me whereas everyone else was paired up. If I ever went again, I’d make sure someone was with me!

  86. Bella at 5:41 am #

    It is always fun to see how changing the color can effect a pattern. The contrasting colorways that you chose are great!

  87. buntyw at 9:26 am #

    Great block – I like the 3D effect of the red/black version!

  88. Debbie P at 2:51 pm #

    Great block with lots of possibilities!!

  89. Doris McCarty at 2:55 pm #

    I can’t stop looking at that block something about is mesmerizing!

  90. Loris Mills at 4:09 pm #

    Wow! Your block looks lovely in both colorways. Thank you for joining in with another block. Seeing all these new designs is so fun!
    Have never done a bus tour or quilt shop hop….hope to someday 🙂

  91. Renata at 9:48 pm #

    What beautiful colors on your block!

  92. ksl5343 at 10:44 am #

    Love the red and black color choices. And your block looks great. Congrats! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  93. Sandy Hardy at 11:43 am #

    Love the blood moon, can’t wait till the magazine is available at my LQS.

  94. Arlette at 4:34 am #

    Nice block, congrats for being published!

  95. inthedoghousedesigns at 5:29 pm #

    Hi Quiltmouse! Deb Johnson here. Love your block “there and back again” on your blog.
    Thanks for your enthusiasm about this block – makes my day for sure!!!


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