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 May 6, 2015 at 6:11 am #

    Great block and the black red version is so beautiful!

  2. Chris May 6, 2015 at 7:55 am #

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

  3. Anita May 6, 2015 at 10:14 am #

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

  4. Allison Evrard May 6, 2015 at 10:14 am #

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

  5. KT May 6, 2015 at 10:40 am #

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

  6. Kathy S. May 6, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Love your block in batiks!

  7. Emily C May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

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

  11. terri May 6, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    I love the blood moon as well.

  12. debbierhodes May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

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

  14. Dana Gaffney May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 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. May 6, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    Wonderful block! Congrats!

  17. Deb G. May 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    Blood Moon block is a jaw dropper!

  18. Joanna May 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

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

  19. goonyburd May 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    I love the 3-D look of the block!

  20. Cathy B May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

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

  22. Quiltmouse May 6, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 at 1:20 am #

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

  23. Marcia Hoekstra May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Beautiful red block.

  25. Bonnie May 6, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    Great block and it makes a very interesting secondary pattern.

  26. Darlene May 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    Congratulations and thanks for the nice block.

  27. Jennifer May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Fun block–I especially like the Blood Moon version!

  29. Deborah DeBerry May 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    I really like your block, both versions.

  30. LizA. May 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    Fun block. The Blood Moon version is great!

  31. Vivian May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

    Love the red & black block.

  34. Patricia Cash May 6, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

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

  35. billiemick May 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

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

  36. Donna Joy May 6, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

    Your Blood

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

  37. Liz Engman May 6, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

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

  38. lindybigd May 6, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    I love the block!

  39. teri c May 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    Your block is amazing in both colorways!

  40. Lisa Marie May 6, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    I love seeing blocks made in different colorways.

  41. Quilting Tangent May 6, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    Nice block, like how it could look 3D.

  42. Janet Frank May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

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

  44. Margaret Andrews May 6, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

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

  45. Janet T May 6, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    LOVE your block! What a difference color placement makes.

  46. Brooke May 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    Great block. Love how it highlights contrasting colors.

  47. Judy May 6, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

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

  48. Nancy Roraback May 6, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

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

  49. Barb Kaup May 6, 2015 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. May 6, 2015 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 May 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    I love the red and black version. Very striking!

  53. JoyceLM May 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

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

  54. Jeanne in Ohio May 7, 2015 at 12:02 am #

    Love your block!

  55. nancysue May 7, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 at 1:27 am #

    Wow! Love the block.

  59. Wanda May 7, 2015 at 1:46 am #

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

  60. Cathryn May 7, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 at 2:17 am #

    Congrats! I love the red and black one too.

  62. sandratimmons May 7, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 at 2:28 am #

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

  64. Pat Evans May 7, 2015 at 2:30 am #

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

  65. Joy May 7, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 at 2:46 am #

    the black & red version is incredibly striking!

  67. Jane Sanders May 7, 2015 at 2:53 am #

    Great block … might try in blue and yellow

  68. Kathy h May 7, 2015 at 2:54 am #

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

  69. Melody Lutz May 7, 2015 at 3:14 am #

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

  70. Jocelyn May 7, 2015 at 3:27 am #

    What an amazing block@ Love the colors.

  71. Debbie@ShelteredStitches May 7, 2015 at 4:31 am #

    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 May 7, 2015 at 5:48 am #

    I love the 3d effect of your block.

  73. marta May 7, 2015 at 7:17 am #

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

  74. Sandy N May 7, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    That would make a fabulous center medallion!

  75. maggielou May 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    Your block is beautiful

  76. Sharon Browne May 7, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

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

  78. Rachell Reilly May 7, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

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

  79. Verna May 7, 2015 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 May 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

    I like your red and black quilt block!

  81. Auntie Clark May 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Red and black version is very striking

  82. Lee May 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

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

  83. Bridget May 8, 2015 at 12:53 am #

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

  84. Cecilia May 8, 2015 at 1:33 am #

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

  85. Deb May 8, 2015 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 May 8, 2015 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 May 8, 2015 at 9:26 am #

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

  88. Debbie P May 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Great block with lots of possibilities!!

  89. Doris McCarty May 8, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

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

  90. Loris Mills May 8, 2015 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 May 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    What beautiful colors on your block!

  92. ksl5343 May 9, 2015 at 10:44 am #

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

  93. Sandy Hardy May 9, 2015 at 11:43 am #

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

  94. Arlette May 12, 2015 at 4:34 am #

    Nice block, congrats for being published!

  95. inthedoghousedesigns May 6, 2015 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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