Thursday, November 10, 2011

100 Blocks Volume 4 Blog Tour

Welcome!!

I'm so glad you are here!


I was pretty excited when I first found out my block was going to be in 100 Blocks Vol 4. It still doesn't feel like it's 'real'... I keep pinching myself.

Here it is... County Crossroads


I used fabrics from one of my favorite Moda lines "Neptune" by Tula Pink.

The design process started with a pad of graph paper and colored pencils.. and after many ideas.. this is the design I settled on.

I must admit that I was so impressed with all the blocks in this issue! I honestly feel like I am still in "Quilting Kindergarten" compared to some of the amazing blocks in this issue!

Here is an example of what 9 of my County Crossroads blocks would look like together.. it gets an entire different feel doesn't it?


The magazine will be available for sale within a week. But for now.. if you want to get your hot little hands on a copy, just leave a comment.

I will be selecting 2 winners.. one for a magazine...


and a second winner will get a magazine AND this lovely charm pack of 6 inch squares.


Thanks again for stopping by!

Happy "touring".
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Janet said...

Love your block! It's very pretty.

SoozeM said...

I love your block!! I love seeing how it would look as a quilt too and not just a block, thank you!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations!

Your block is great. It really would make a nice quilt, based on the design you showed.

Miss 376 said...

lovely block,looks great in a quilt

Fiona said...

Very clever block and I love the look as a group... congrats on being included in the magazine...
Hugz

Narelle said...

Lovely block and a great name. Right up my alley ... or should I say right down my country lane :o)

Quiltalicious said...

Love your block... it reminds me of nautical flags.

Manda said...

Your block is lovely!

Cille said...

Congratulations on getting your block published. It's really lovely.

Martina said...

I love your block too! So cute!

Cheryll said...

Congratulations Heidi !!
Your block looks very nice and would make a lovely pattern for a quilt too I'm sure. :)

Mary said...

Looks like roads for a little boy to drive cars on. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karin said...

Congratulations! How great is that to be published in a magazine! I really like the fabrics you have used for you block!

Diane said...

Would like to win to be able to make your pretty block.

Coisas da Laura said...

Your block is very beautiful!!! I would love to get a copy of this magazine.I have #2 and it is amazing! But I guess this issue is more beautiful!Your block has a neat and modern look and I LOVE it!
Hgs from Brasil.

Craft to Do said...

Great work Heidi.
What a dream come true to have something published. Have you completed the quilt with the sample block was made from. Love to see that. Sandra

Jindi's Cottage said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine...love your block...and what's not to like about Tula Pink fabric...perfect choice, looks great in your block.

Lee said...

Congratulations on making the 100! I love your block. thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Missy said...

I really like your block and the fabric is adorable!

Impera_Magna said...

What a cool block... LOVE the pattern that develops when there are multiple blocks... very inspiring!

Oddbjørg said...

Congratulations!
It's a lovely block, and many of them will make a great quilt.

JoyceLM said...

Love your bold graphic blic. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna said...

Congratulations!

Jessica said...

I love how your block looks as a whole quilt! Congrats on getting in the mag!

Lisa Marie said...

Congratulations on being in this magazine full of inspiration! Your block is lovely.

Amanda said...

How exciting! Congratulations on having you block published!!

Purl Buttons said...

What a versatile block. Thank you for the opportunity to win more fabric!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your block! I love it!

kt said...

Great block! Love seeing it set together--makes a great tile-like pattern! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this issue of 100 blocks!

Dana Gaffney said...

Congratulations, I love your block it has me thinking about all of the color possibilities and how they would look, although you can't go wrong with Tula Pink.

Jill said...

I like how the blocks look when they all come together in a quilt. Nice job and Congrats!!

Dee said...

So many possibilites - love the block and the fabric.

krislovesfabric said...

Congratulations! Love the block, thanks for a chance to win!

Debby said...

It seems like we all have to go back to quilting kindergarten whenever we try something new. Your block is wonderful as it makes me look at negative space in a new way! Thanks for the chance to win.

M-R said...

Great block! I'd love to win that magazine. Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy Laura said...

Cute, cute block! I love it set together without sashing. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Madeline said...

I really like it when you put several together to show what it will look like. That inspires me even more than just the single block, thanks

Bev C said...

Hello Heidi

Sincerest congratulations on your block being published. Happy days to you.
Bev.xoxo

pinsandneedles said...

Oh Heidi, congratulations! Your block is great! Thanks for a chance to win. There are so many inspiring block in this magazine!

Cathy said...

Woo Hoo!! Congrats Heidi. How wonderful. Love your block. Thanks for the chance a winning a copy of the magazine. Hugs

Catie said...

Love your block - very creative!

sandrascraftcorner said...

Grats on being selected. Your block is lovely.

Kris said...

I love the name of your block. And it does look like a crossroads. Really nice.

Anonymous said...

I like your choice in colors. These are my colors. I could make a quilt using your layout. I want to make this for myself. Just need to have a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4 for me. Thank you for your block. Good job.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

supersara20 said...

Congrats! I love your block, so pretty!

valerie boudier said...

Pretty fabric and I would love a copy of 100 Quilt Blocks

Patti said...

I really like your block. The blog tour has been a good way to get inspired. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kathy H said...

I love how this block makes secondary patterns. I really enjoy quilts that look different each time you look at them.

Lee Ann said...

This is a beautiful block and it's very calm. I'm loving it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your block Heidi! Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks. I have so enjoyed the previous issues.

Bonnie said...

I love how multiples of your block form a new design. I would love to win a copy of this magazine!

Debbie said...

Your block will make a wonderful addition to the sampler I hope to make from Vol. 4. thank you Your inspire me.

WvHmmngbrd said...

Inspirational block!

QuiltyTina said...

Thank you for sharing your block. I am enjoying the daily blogs and blocks.

Leah said...

Gratz on your block being in the magazine! I can see why they picked it, it is wonderful!

Maria Kievit said...

Nice block, and nice fabric to win. Congrats on being in the magazine!

Mary said...

Love the lightness of this block. Would love to get my hands on a copy of the magazine!!

kheli said...

Beautiful block! I would love to win!

Kathy in GA said...

Very nice block and quilt from it...this blog tour just gives inspiration overload! Thanks for sharing

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting.

Mom2four said...

I love your block!

Peg said...

What a great block - good for you! thanks for the chance!

bairdmtn said...

What a great name for your block!! Congratulations on publication! Hope to see more of your work!!

Fran Cleary said...

Congratulastions and the chance to win.

Gretchen said...

Wonderful block! Congratulations on being in the magazine.

Nancy C. said...

Being a country girl - I love this block!! I can see it made in a variety of different fabrics which would change the look from traditional to quite modern. Thanks for entering it - it's lovely.

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting AND a great looking block.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
Congrats to you.
mhinders@myclearwave.net

Blue Bird said...

Great block and nice blog.

Kristen said...

Lovely! And what a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

shortseam said...

WOW! That is a nice secondary design. Congratulations on the block!! This one is on my to do list!!

TheStylishHome said...

Love the secondary pattern. Looks like a tile backsplash! Congrats on being in the 100! I'm still in quilting preschool.....thanks for letting me know what kindergarten looks like :o)

mariebeers said...

Would love to win the book. Your block would be great done in Civil War fabrics.

Nicole Kenjura said...

You shouldn't be surprised, your block is lovely!

sdgodfrey said...

Love your block and its name. I like how they look when set together.

aztel2000 said...

Fun block!
Karen in Breezy Point

gill said...

What a great block! in a quilt there would be lots of secondary patterns!
Thank you

Linda in PA said...

Nice block. I like the way it looks in a quilt. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaways.

BeachQuilter said...

Great block, glad to see you in Vol 4!

Regina said...

The block is lovely -and I like the sample layout and secondary design.

Jo said...

You have created a beautiful block. Thanks for showing us what it would look like in a quilt.

Robyn said...

This block could be used so many ways. I love it.

banjo795 said...

I love traditional blocks, and yours is just lovely!

Kathy said...

I really like how the blocks look in a quilt layout! Congrats!

Joanna said...

I love the block in the soft colors you used. And the designs that come out when the blocks are put together is so interesting.

Linda said...

Congrats on having your block chosen for Vol#4. I love your block. Makes an awesome quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

LizA. said...

I love the secondary block you get when you put these together. Very cool.

corina said...

A great block. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Well done.
ljdutcher@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Congratulations! Your colors have such a "spa" feel. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

Country Roads is a wonderful traditional styled block - just what I like!
Linda in Southern Illinois

Jennifer said...

It's been a lot of fun looking at all the new blogs! Your block is great, can't wait to get my hands on the issue so I can make one. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

Very pretty block. Congratulations on having it chosen.

Linda said...

What an honor to be asked to design a block! I dream about those sorts of things for myself. Don't we all? Your block is wonderful. It's perfect for modern made quilts. Very well done. Thanks for the chance to win, Heidi.

Amanda said...

Love your block! I like the colors!

Linda E in AZ said...

Nice effect with your blocks in that quilt. Congrats on being selected for inclusion in this collection!
thanks

A.J. Dub. said...

Great block! Congrats on getting to participate. How cool!

Debbie said...

What a great design your block makes.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful block and I love the soft colors.

Debbie

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm so happy for you!!! Wonderful to see your name in print and having this keepsake! Did you get a mug with your block on it too?!! I think I chatted with you about this before.
Anyway....if I win...please sign your block!!!

Marianne said...

Lovely block. Thanks for the chance to win this magazine and the fabric too.

bunbear said...

great block!

scarlette said...

i am learning to love charms - and i love magazines. shobbs@vcu.edu

swheatsue said...

Can't wait to get started on all these wonderful blocks! A charm pack would certainly give me a bit of a shove in the right direction!

Quilt Hollow said...

Quick little note Heidi...I received an error email from your Blackberry to my inbox? Odd. So I jumped back over here to see if I was posted and am. Who knows what happened but thought I'd mention this to you.

Carla G said...

I love what your block looks like put together into a quilt! Very Cool! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

LJ said...

Colored pencils and graph paper - now that is impressive. Country Crossroads is wonderful. Congratulations!

Frewgal said...

that's a great block; thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

Really neat block. Congrats!

Julie in WA said...

Your block as an individual is so pretty, but gathering into a setting, it creates the look of tiles. How cool!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That's an excellent block!

Marcia W. said...

This is a great block that translates into so many pretty settings. Congratulations on being selected and published in QM's 100 blocks. Please enter me into your giveaway too (our local shop does not carry this special issue of QM). Thanks for sharing with your readers.

annmarie said...

Geat block - love how you put it in a quilt setting. Thanks for the chance to win Vol 4 and the cute charm pak.

Jeanne said...

Love your block and how it looks in a quilt! Thanks for a chance to win the magazine too.

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

Thanks for the chances to win. Love your block!

Jackie Warren said...

How exciting for you to be in Vol. 4. Great block. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

kwiltnkats said...

Heidi, congratulations on making it into Volume 4. There are some awesome designers in this volume as there continues to be throughout the QM 100 Blocks collection. I really like the "touring" as it gives us an opportunity to find out whose doing what. Your "Quilting Kindergarten" reference gave me a chuckle. Never suspected the secondary pattern that is created by putting your Country Crossroads together with others. A+! Thanks for an opportunity to win. Sandi

Anonymous said...

I love blocks that make secondary designs. Thanks for the chance to win volume 4!
joan(dot)mathews(at)comcast(dot)net

Celine said...

Well done Heidi. Your block is lovely.
I am a regular on your blog and at the FNSI. I'd love to win a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the opportunity

Tamsyn said...

Beautiful Block!

Sharon said...

Really like your block. It looks like one I could actually do. Some of the blocks I have been seeing seem so out of my skill level. Thanks for giving us a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Nancy Sue said...

What a great block! Very versatile! I'll definately be putting it on the To-do list :) Congrats on your block being featured in the issue!

Patty said...

Congrats on being selected, how exciting. Cute workable block too.

natioradison said...

Your block comes into it's own with company..a lovely sight! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on being in the latest volume!

wendy said...

Cool block. Like the charm pack too! Thanks!

Cindy said...

What an awesome block!! thank you so much for the chance at winning these goodies!! xoxo

Sallie said...

Congratulations. Thanks for your generous giveaway!

Kaye M. said...

Congrats on being in the Quiltmaker 100 magazine! Its fun to see how different a block looks when it is repeated in a quilt, it takes on a whole new appearance! tkmattson@hotmail.com

Judy W said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a magazine and possible some fabric! Your block is great and I like the layout you showed.
Judy W

ritainalaska said...

a winning block! looks good in your pattern layout. am, indded, having a happy tour, thank you, and thanx for the opporuntity to win one of your prizes.

Kim said...

Beautiful block, thank you for the giveaway.

Beth said...

Hooray for you for being included in this issue! I think your block is quite pretty and the secondary patterns it creates are a plus.

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine--and that London fabric has my anglophile heart racing. :)

Deborah said...

Love your block and the name is very fitting.

Ruth said...

Great block!

Anonymous said...

I'd really love to win those charm squares! Your block is great, and I loved the design it made in the quilt. Who would have thought?
thanks, Anita

a3tiofb@yahoo.com

Dona said...

I love the quilt block and how it looks in a quilt. Thank you!

Nancy said...

It's neat how the block creates a secondary pattern when put together with other like blocks. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Glenna said...

great block and great giveaway!

Debbie M said...

congratulations! great block.

Bonnie said...

I love how the block changes its look when set in a quilt. Great job.

Becky said...

Great block! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your block with us!

Karen in Tucson said...

Fantastic block with so many color possibilities.

Brenda said...

Good for you! Hope to pick one of these up soon!

Anonymous said...

Extremely simple block, yet so definitely striking!!! Great job!

Bev (kwiltpharm@aol.com)

Grandma Shell said...

Love the design of your block and those colors are yummy. You but I'm just itching to get my hot little hands on Vol 4!! BTW, my youngest isa Heidi also.

jillquilts said...

Great block! COngrats on being included in the issue!!

sao said...

Congratulations on being in this issue - how exciting. I really like your block a lot!

Julie said...

Congrats on having your block selected to be in Volume 4--What a great block with so many possibilities. :-)

Candace said...

Wahoo! Thanks a ton!!

SewLindaAnn said...

Your block is really great! I just noticed those recipes on the side and am off to check them out - can't wait to see what a Retzel is.

mblittle5 said...

Very nice block. Congratulations on your inclusion in the magazine.

Amy said...

Your block looks great! Congrats on being published.

Quilter In Paradise said...

great block with lots of possibilities to use beautiful fabrics!

Nancy said...

I really like your block and the result of using it to make a quilt. Very appealing.

Lori L said...

Nice block. Now that you are published you are not in kindergarden anymore. Thanks for the chane to win.

arlette said...

Your block's a cutie pie!!!!, congrats for being published :). I'm jumping all around the place, please pick me, I'd love to win :D

Dianne Giles said...

Pretty, pretty block! Love it!! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Sandra said...

Very nice block. Congratulations on being chosen. Thanks for the giveaways.

VickiT said...

What a great looking block. The fabric you chose to use in your block is awesome. Just beautiful. Congratulations on being included in Vol 4.

LizzieHelen said...

I do appreciate blocks that create secondary designs--so many possibilities.

LizzieHelen said...

I do appreciate blocks that create secondary designs--so many possibilities.

Jodi said...

Your block is nice and love the name. I'm so amazed at all the creative designers. Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker's 100 Best.

Thanks for the giveaway and the extra charm pack. Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Shawna said...

I really like your block. It's nice to see what it looks like when put in a quilt. Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway. Please include me in the drawing for the charm pack. Sweet!

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Love your block. It's very versatile! And congratulations!

Michele said...

Great block!

Donna Joy said...

Congratulations on having your block Published. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy said...

i love the block

Cindi said...

Your Block is great! I love the fabric you used. Congrats on being in the 100 Block issue.

Donna Joy said...

Could you make a scrappy block using your favorite colors? I think this block would be very interesting to see what secondary blocks would pop out if you used two colors. Thanks for sharing a quiltmaker 4 gift.

Jill said...

Great block. I am anxious to see Volume 4.

Judy said...

Your block is great. Congratulations.

Sara said...

Very, very pretty block!!!!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Cindy said...

Great block. Congrats for being included in the magazine!

Rachell said...

Such fun! Reminds me of all life's journeys we take, including learning how to quilt. I enjoy seeing the secondary patterns that show up in blocks set side by side, and this one is really fun. Thanks so much for a great block and a chance to win goodies!

whistlebet57 said...

Enjoyed your blog. thanks

Sherry Caldwell said...

An amazing block. I love it.

Becca said...

Love your block and how different it becomes when put together with others! Congrats on being in the magazine and thanks for the chance to win the fabric pack - I love Tula Pink's fabric.

Debbie said...

Congratulations on being included in the magazine, Heidi! I like that block, makes a nice secondary pattern.

The Village Queen said...

darling block, such fresh colors too. Congrats on making the mag, I'd say you fit right in.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

The secondary pattern when the blocks are joined really make it a knockout.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful simplicity. Thanks for sharing your design process and I'd love to win the drawing.

snippetsandyarns said...

Love your block! I may have to make a quilt of those :-)

~ meagan
SnippetsAndYarns@gmail.com

Linda in Calif. said...

Hi Heidi! Congrats on your block being selected. It really is fresh especially with the Neptune fabric.

Anonymous said...

Very nice block. Thank you the chance to win.
Brenda L
bdlopez@yahoo.com

Jennie said...

I love how it looks when you repeat it!

Paulina said...

Congratulations on your block, Heidi! And thank you for sharing such a great give-away. Chheers!

Sandi said...

I love your block (and the Neptune fabric). The nine block setting is very interesting.

Quilting with Jannette said...

I love blocks that make secondary blocks - it is kind of like a two-for-one sale!

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the fabric.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Congratulations! Your block is great, it sure deserved the publication.

harrispen said...

Congrats on your block.

Anonymous said...

I don't this magazine is available in Canada - I haven't seen any volume of it yet - so I would love to win it! Thanks for offering. Congratulations on being included!
Anne Simonot
annesimonot@sasktel.net

Jennifer J said...

Yours is a pretty block. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

quiltmom said...

It is a fun little tour happening and I really enjoyed seeing your pretty block.
Thanks for the chance to win such a nice magazine and charm squares.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

blacklabcrafts said...

I am really getting into one block quilts and yours is awesome!

Peach Rainbow said...

Love your block and the colors you chose are so calming :D
Thanks for the chance!

Barb said...

I like this variation on the churn dash!

Kerry said...

Love your block, and really love the look of the 9 blocks together. A completely different look than just the block on its own. Glad to see you in the magazine.

Shannon said...

Very cool block. It woud be pretty in piont also.

Diane H said...

Congratulations your block is lovely. Thanks for a chance.

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