Tuesday, November 18, 2014

100 Blocks Blog Tour


Exciting news! I have a block included in Quiltmakers 100 Blooks, volume 10. Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks should now be available at newsstands. Welcome to my portion of the 100 Blocks blog tour. 


My block, named Best Friends Forever is number 949. The block is paper pieced and includes half square triangles. BFF is made from the blue color combination of my fabric line, Grace, as well as RJR Fabric’s Supreme Solids.


Here is Best Friends Forever in pink and aqua.


And here is an example of one way the blocks might be arranged to make a really cute quilt.


Quiltmaker is currently hosting this tour on their Quilty Pleasures Blog. The tour will continue through November 21st.  Throughout the week they are featuring designers and having daily giveaways including two fat quarter bundles of Grace.

Now for the really exciting news, Quiltmaker has generously donated one copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks for me to give away and I have two additional copies to add to that. Just leave a comment here, on my blog and at the end of the week, I will randomly select three winners.

Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the tour.

- Mary

146 comments:

  1. My great nieces would love this. Maybe I will make a pillow.

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  2. Cute block! This could be a great wall hanging.

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  3. bff! my two little friends and I, oh, so long ago! your block made me smile to think of them now.

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  4. This is really cute - I might make one with 2 friends for my daughter, and her best friend. They are both 25 and grew up together!

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  5. Such a fun block! b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  6. What cute little girls, pieced so beautifully! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this magazine!!

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  7. Amazing a very nice block. It makes me smile. Just me and my 2 daughters.

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  8. Such a cute block. My granddaughter (3 1/2) would love it!

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  9. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Its a really cute block.

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  10. Very cute block. I would like to try more paper piecing and this one looks great.

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  11. Your block is really cute and fun, thank you.

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  12. Oh, I really love your block! What a sweet idea! Wonderful!

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  13. What a cute block! Makes me wish I had daughters.

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  14. I think you gave your block the perfect name. It would be fun to have each best friend sign their "photo".

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  15. What a fun quilt to make for "best friends".

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  16. this will be a quilt for girls nights in the cabin ;-)

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  17. Very cute block, It would be perfect for a little girls room.

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  18. This block is so cute. It reminds me of many fun days at my grandmother's house playing with the Betsy McCall paper dolls she would save for me from the McCall's magazine of the 1950's! Thanks for jogging my memory!

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  19. What a cute block! Perfect for a sweet little girl.

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  20. Your BFF block is adorable! I think it will be very popular! Thanks for the chance!

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  21. an adorable block! sooo cute and paper pieced too...can think of 100 ways to use it....and a fabric line named grace? how very apropos!

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  22. This would be a kick for my quilting group to sew a block for each of them!

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  23. Awwww, what an adorable block. Great for the granddaughters.

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  24. Your "Best Friends Forever" block is absolutely adorable! I love it! Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  25. Cute, cute, cute block. I want to make some whimsical quilts.....bright colors, flip flops, beach balls, sand pails and I see this block fitting right in.

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  26. What a fun, fun block! This will make a great little wall hanging gift.

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  27. I love your block - so fun and happy! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  28. Love your block. It is so very cute. It is one of those blocks that makes me have to buy this magazine!

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  29. Your Best Friends block is so cute, it makes me smile! The setting that you used for the quilt is spot on! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  30. Your "friends" are very cute!! I really like the combination with the 1/2 square triangles!

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  31. Love your block. It would make a lovely gift for a friend. Thanks

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  32. This is a very cute and clever block. How adorable this really is. Would make a great Christmas quilt for your little girl. Thank you for being a part of this QM 100 Block Blog Tour, your block design and the wonderful chance to win this fantastic magazine.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Your block is so cute and would be fun to make.

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  34. Your gals are very sweet. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. What a precious trio of friends! I love 'em in the pink colorway, especially! Great job! :)

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  36. What a great block to work into a table runner for my own BFFs.

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  37. What a delightful and refreshing block. Congratulations on having it included in the 100 Block Magazine and on your new fabric line.

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  38. I love those little girl blocks & colorways also.

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  39. What a cute block! DGD would love it made up of her and her BFF.

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  40. These are so cute! Would love to add one more girl and do one for me and my 3 sisters!

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  41. If I made this block, each dress would be the same print in a different color way and I'd have to make 2 to represent my 5 sisters and myself.

    Love the pictures of France!!

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  42. Great block - my daughter would love a quilt of these!!

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  43. What fun your friends are! I like the block in different colors which makes it more fun. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  44. Looks like a very cute block, something my granddaughter would appreciate for her bed. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Hi Mary,
    Your block is absolutely adorable! We're so glad to have you along for Volume 10. ~Diane at QM

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  46. What a cute block. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine.

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  47. Oh! This block is so very cute. I wish my girls were still little.
    dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  48. I can see doing something with changing one to a boy to represent my three grands. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  49. Great block for families with lots of girls!

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  50. Very cute for a little girls sleep over. Thanks

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  51. What a fun block and I love how you used ric rac around it.

    Debbie

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  52. Cute block. My daughter would love this. I see it in an accent pillow in her bedroom.

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  53. What a fun block! Thanks so much!

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  54. I've only tried paper piece once and I got confused, but love the cuteness of your block. Thanks for the fun

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  55. Paper piecing is my absolutely favorite technique! (Irene-grimes@hotmail.com)

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  56. So unique-alternative to Sunbonnet Sue!

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  57. Wow - really cute! Thanks so much for the chances to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  58. Inspiring block! thank you for the chance to win :-)

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  59. That is so cute! It's perfect for my 8 year old daughter! I could make each "girl" look like one of her friends and each could have a fussy cut dress of their own! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  60. Cute block! Fun theme, and fun fabrics for the dresses.

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  61. I can see this block totally customized for the receiver with her friends depicted

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  62. little people time! Saw this on facebook also.. so had to come looking at your work! Great job

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  63. Your block is adorable! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  64. Congratulations on having your block in the magazine. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  65. This block is so cute. I can see it on a little girl's quilt. tnjmom1 at gmail dot com

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  66. Cute block! I can see it on a little girl's quilt or doll quilt.

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  67. Cute block! Love seeing it in the different colorways. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. congrats on being published. Your block is jus wonderful. I can think of a couple of really close friends that I can make this for. Thanks

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  69. Cute! My granddaughters would love this as a pillow or Wallhanging. Congratulations on being included in this issue.

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  70. So sweet. Love the friends forever.....missing mine.

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  71. Always loved paper dolls and best friends! Cuuute!

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  72. I'm thinking back to my paper doll days and how much I loved them. What a sweet quilt block.

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  73. Your block is sooo cute---Would make the sweetest little girl's quilt. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway.

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  74. Your block is really cute and like another person commented it sure does remind me of papers dolls!

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  75. Reminds me of the paper dolls I played with as a child. Maybe I will make a memory quilt and include this block.

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  76. that is a really cute block! so many ways to make it ,using different fabrics!

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  77. Your block is just too cute! I have a bunch of nieces that would love a "Best Friends" quilt.

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  78. My husband's niece would love it - thanks for sharing.

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  79. Such a sweet block! Congrats!

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  80. This is so cute...perfect block to include in gifts for special friends!

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  81. Your block is so fun! I love paper piecing!

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  82. Oooh my gosh! What an AWESOME Quilt!! Looove it!!

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  83. BFF is so adorable! Would make a great block for me, my sister and mother. Thank you!

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  84. OHHH How cute is that !! I need to make 2 pillows with your block and give it to my BFF's. They would love it !! And then I would give them the pattern so they could make me one !

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  85. Yours is my favorite block from today's list!

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  86. That is such a cute block. So creative!

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  87. I can think of several gifts I want to make using this block. Love it!

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  88. this block would make a wonderful quilt for a little girl!! I may put one block on a bag for my granddaughter.

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  89. Cute block and I love the "Whirl" pattern that shows up in the sidebar.

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  90. What an awesome block! This is perfect for friends, moms and daughters or sisters, it's great! Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Vol.10!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Oh what a fabulous block!!! This would be really fun to use to make a quilt with my bee group!!!

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  92. This is too cute! I have a group of friends I sew with and this would be perfect to personalize with them!

    Sandy A

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  93. Cute block. It would be fun to make.

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  94. I love your Best Friends Forever block. Congrats.

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  95. How fun is this block/quilt? TOO CUTE!!!

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  96. Your blog is totally CUTE!!! I love the quilts with many of them together - just like quilting friends on an outing together :)

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  97. Clever block - my mind sees so many possible colors to use and fabrics to make it change not only location, but season and holiday.

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  98. I love this block. I know my grand daughter would love to have a quilt made like this one

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  99. Best friends Forever is so cute and there is nothing better than friends in one's life. In the last year I have gotten back in touch with some old school friends and it is wonderful when we get together for lunch.

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  100. My first thought about your Best Friends Forevers block was "I need to make that block and use it as a pocket on a tote bag for each of my "road trip" buddies." It really represents the 3 of us "roadies."

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  101. Best Friends Forever is such a cute block. Congratulations on your block being selected.

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  102. I wish I had a little girl to make a quilt for, featuring your cute blocks. lynnmcindoe@gmail.com

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  103. I love your block! Congratulations on being in the magazine! thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. Enjoying your blog. I've never been here before.

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  105. LOL your blocks are just lovely and the cutest thing!!!!!

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  106. very cute block. thks for giveaway. pjrcontest@msn.com

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  107. Cute block...it would be very fun to dress up the friends in lots of different outfits.

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  108. This is a fun looking block to make for a little (or even big) girl!

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  109. I wish I had a little girl to sew this for. I love it in pink!

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  110. I think it would be really fun to dress up the girls in "Best Friends Forever" with different outfits. Thanks for sharing.

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  111. Cute, cute block. It reminds me of paper dolls for bigger girls.

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  112. Such a clever block -- and totally cute! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  113. What a cute block, Mary! Works so well in the different colorways.

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  114. I love paper piecing and your block is so cute. I always enjoy seeing a quilt in different colorways.

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  115. BFF is really cute! I think my book club friends would look great as a quilt of BFFs

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  116. It's a quilting bee, or a sleepover! Wouldn't that be fun to combine them both!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  117. What a fun block!! that would be a great block to use in a mug rug for a friend. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. Such a cute block. I love your Grace fabric and I have purchased oodles of it in the peach/aqua colorway. Have a quilt I will make from some of it but I have much more for future projects. It is wonderful. Congratulations on your block being in Vol 10.l I will be watching for your next fabric line. Love it, love it, love it.

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  119. Your block would be great in a little girls quilt. Thanks.

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  120. This is such a fun block... perfect for a pillowcover/pillowcase!

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  121. I think I would need to make this with four little ladies, to represent me and my three sisters

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  122. I love your Best Friends block! So sweet!

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  123. What a cute block! Friends are to be cherished!

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  124. Congratulations on having a block in the special Issue #10! i'd love to win a copy.

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  125. A cute block to celebrate friendship.

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  126. What a cute quilt top! Love the way the flowered fabrics work in this

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  127. Your block is adorable! Congrats on being published in this great magazine!

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  128. Cute, fun block!! Thank you for such a fresh design!!

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  129. Very cute block!! I could see myself making a quilt with these gals. kthurn@bektel.com

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