Quiltmaker’s 100 Block blog tour

Today is my day for the 100 Blocks blog tour put on by Quiltmaker's magazine. It is such an honor to have one of my blocks in the magazine and to be a part of this fabulous tour with so many talented designers.

20121108-190505.jpg My block is called "Chain Mail" and it is on page 61 but it is also on the front cover in the upper right corner. It is fun to be a 'cover girl'. It was a delight to design this block in a contemporary style. I design a lot of traditional quilts but am really getting into the Modern Quilt movement. My house is also transitioning from traditional to contemporary. I think it is exciting to see new things around you along with your old standbys. The fabric I played with was called Gumdrop. It is a cheerful batik from Timeless Treasures fabrics.

20121108-192427.jpg Be sure to go to the Quiltmaker's blog Quilty Pleasures for some great inspiration and great give always. There are lots of designers participating in this tour and you need to read everyone's post. Who knows, you might be surprised at all the free things offered. Leave a comment here and I will be drawing three names at random to receive a copy of my new patterns.....Gypsy Sampler, Carpenter's Star / Bali Sky Revised Three Sizes and Simple Beginnings along with a copy of the magazine. Visit the Calico Carriage website to check out the new patterns and good luck on winning one. Be sure to let me know what you think about my newest creations and check out my itinerary to see if I will be in your area of the country teaching. I love meeting new people on my trips. Good luck on the tour and if you don't win a copy of the magazine look for it in your favorite quilt shop.

About Debbie Maddy

I am a quilt designer, fabric designer, author, lecturer and international traveling teacher. I love sewing, quilt making, jewelry making, fabric dyeing, cooking and traveling to teach. I especially like meeting new people ..... Seeing old friends.
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182 Responses to Quiltmaker’s 100 Block blog tour

  1. Narelle says:

    I love ‘linking’ designs. I can see this as cushions on my lounge.

  2. Sue Bone says:

    I wish a local shop carried this book. I’ll have to try one of the newsagents which sometimes stocks US magazines.

  3. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    I like the block and the colors!

  4. judy rahaeuser says:

    Hi! You have an interesting pattern! Looked at it as thought “black & white prints”! Maybe I have black and white quilt on the brain?
    So Glad you got to be part of something so fun!

  5. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    Carpenter’s star was my favorite.

  6. ratama says:

    I love your Chain Mail-Block. It looks so interesting!

  7. Hueisei says:

    Great block! I love your pattern too especially the Gypsy Sampler 🙂

  8. Mary says:

    Really like your block! THanks so much for sharing!

  9. KT says:

    Great block! Love how the squares link together! Thanks for sharing

  10. Bev Gunn says:

    Enjoyed looking through your blog-love your use of bright primary colors! Chain link would make up nicely into a vivid quilt for a kid! Thank you for taking the time to share your creativity with us!

  11. Mary Ellen Adams says:

    Love the name – Gypsy Sampler – and love the quilt!

  12. sue B says:

    Love this block. Love all of the new stuff. I live in the hills of VA and no one comes here to teach. Just a quick drive thru..

  13. Gill says:

    Great block!
    I think a quilt of these would look fantastic!

  14. Carla G says:

    Very cool quilt block! I love the fabric you used! This would work well for a boys quilt! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  15. Susan C says:

    I love your block, it offers lots of opportunities to play with color placement. Your patterns are great! I love the idea of creating diamond patterns with no Y seams. Fantastic!

  16. Joanna says:

    I do like your new designs, especially Carpenters/Bali Revisited. Love the name you gave your block and the block itself.

  17. Sandi says:

    Your block is great and I can see making a quilt with it. Also like your star patterns with no “y” seams. I would love to make a star like that but have always been afraid to try to make a ‘y” seam. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. robin says:

    would definately love to win your giveaway! thanks for the inspiration- can one have too many things on their bucket list?

  19. Dee says:

    I LOVE THIS BLOCK – the possibilites are endless – also like your Gypsy sampler. Good job – congrats cover girl!

  20. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love your interlocking block – thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win one of your patterns & the magazine.

  21. Becky Greene says:

    I love your block and congratulations on being included on the cover! I also really appreciate our Carpenter’s Star pattern. That is one that I am excited about trying!! Thanks for sharing and for the generous giveaway chance.

  22. Bernie S says:

    Love your block, simply striking! Congratulations on the block and the cover.

  23. Claire says:

    love all your designs. Congratulations on being a cover girl.

  24. Denise says:

    Wow! This block fascinates me. The secondary designs that it would make are great.

  25. mrsmoore says:

    that’s a great block!

  26. Tanja H says:

    I love your block it’s modern and would make a great bed quilt. Your Carpenter’s Star is my favorite of your newest patterns. I like the way it lends itself to being scrappy.

  27. Kathy says:

    I love batiks and your block looks great in the Gumdrop collection. Might have to try this one!!

  28. Lee Ann L. says:

    I love that block! Simple Beginnings looks very modern and yet lovely!

  29. Sandra Timmons says:

    Just love your Chain Mail. This is really an exceptional block. Good job. It would be an honor to win any of your new patterns. What a very nice Christmas quilt for someone. Thank you for your generosity and giving all of your followers a chance to win.

    Sandi T.

  30. Jitka says:

    What a nice bright color. Nice block.

  31. Janet Frank says:

    Very generous to give a pattern! I like each of them! Love your colors for your block…I’m a “brighter the better” type quilter. Congrats on being on the cover!

  32. Rose says:

    Really neat block. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Donna says:

    I always like your patterns and this one is another good one. your instructions are always so easy to understand!

  34. Wanda Stenzel says:

    I really like your modern looking block. Have enjoyed the tour. Thank you.

  35. Vicki says:

    I’v never done a chain block before, but would love to make yours.

  36. l says:

    Love your block. Those batiks are great. I am seen your patterns made into so many quilts and now I know where they originate. Love Labyrinth and Bali Sky especially. Thanks for the chance to win your generous give away!

  37. Dana says:

    Wonderful block, I love the intertwined look. Thank you.

  38. Karyn Ashley Smith says:

    I LOVE chain mail! I’ve been waiting all week to see it & was hoping it was included in the bloghop. I like your Carpenters Star/Bali Sky Revisited, and Labyrinth and Cosmic Jewels are also very cool! I’m in the North East…don’t see anything even close to us here. Congrats on being in the 100!

  39. Kelly Cline says:

    Love your block!

  40. kathy h says:

    Your block is great. I love the colors in it, (always like a rainbow like quilt) and the interwoven look is wonderful.

  41. Patricia S says:

    I love your sweet block! Congrats on being published & thanks sew much for this chance to win 🙂

  42. Carol Sc says:

    Oh, I do like this block and I’m sort of switching to some more contemporary looks. …and whoo hoo — you’re going to be in Michigan in a year!

  43. Carol Sc says:

    Oh, I do like this block and I find myself doing more and more contemporary pieces. …and, whoo hoo, you’re going to be in Michigan in a year!

  44. What a fantastic block! I could see myself making a quilt with this design. Congrats on being included in the issue!!

  45. I’m not sure if my previous comment went through…

    I love this block! I could see myself making a quilt from this design. Congrats on being in the issue!

  46. Lisa Marie says:

    I love your block and could see it in many different fabric types. I am excited to get this magazine and give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. tubakk says:

    This is a fun block. Tried to figure out how it is done, but I think I need the pattern or the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. Robyn Brown says:

    Neat block!

  49. I am pretty excited about this block, too! I would love the see the secondary design. Guess I will have to make some…

  50. Brenda Hulsey says:

    Very interesting block! It would make a wonderful quilt! love it!
    Don’t ask me to choose between patterns!!!!!

  51. VickiT says:

    I’ve always been partial to blocks that intertwine like yours so I really love your block. Love the fabrics you’ve used to create it.

    I really love your new pattern Carpenter’s / Bali Sky Revised. Great fabrics in that one as well. They’re just beautiful.

  52. Beth T. says:

    What a great block. I can imagine it being used in a kid’s quilt–naptime would go more quickly with all those paths to trace.

  53. Mary Jo says:

    I love your block because of the different colors you could put into it and make a quilt for ANYONE!! I just can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Volume 6 so I can start sewing!!

  54. Mary W says:

    I love your block. The colors you chose stand out so well. Thank you for sharing.

  55. Cynthia says:

    Very nice block. I love the Carpenter Star pattern. That is one of my “go to” patterns!

  56. m says:

    Your Chain Mail block is great, it will make a stunning quilt! Thanks for entering me into your drawing!

  57. ANGELIA BARGER says:

    love your block, also really like your cosmic jewels pattern

  58. Judy says:

    I like your block. I would love to see it made up into a quilt. It looks like it would have many wonderful possibilities.

  59. Sherry Barger says:

    I really like this block…will be one of the first that I attempt to do…..thank you for sharing

  60. Cissa K says:

    Lovely block. Your Gypsy pattern is really fun. Your booth looks really great.Thanks for the chance.

  61. Congrats on making the cover! Love the Carpenter’s Wheel pattern too.

  62. Pat V. says:

    What a fun block! And I love Gypsy Sampler!

  63. Terje says:

    This is so fun and colorful! I have a special fondness for batiks so this one really makes my heart smile.

  64. Gun Adrian says:

    This block will look nice in a quilt, I think!
    Gun, Sweden

  65. Jamie says:

    I like how the squares in your block interlock together. The bright colors against the white background look great.

  66. Beth Strand says:

    I love the crispness of the clean lines. Lovely work!

  67. Gwen says:

    Love the block design and the colors are great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  68. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I do like you block. I love using bright fun fabrics. Thanks for sharing and congrats.

  69. Anne C. says:

    Love the way the links appear to be connected. Great call to add the additional links in two sizes alongside the chain. I find it interesting that you’re in the midst of changing your decor to reflect your affinity for contemporary quilts.

  70. Judy says:

    Love your chain mail! Batiks are my all time favorite!Thank you for the give-away!

  71. Margaret Schindler says:

    I love the way the blocks link together You have a very nice website.

  72. Leanne says:

    Great block! Thanks for the chance to win.

  73. Stephanie Matz says:

    Hi! I love your block!!!! I, too, am more and more interested in modern quilting–more negative space, larger design elements, brighter colors. Thanks very much for sharing.

  74. Patty Swatzell says:

    I like your block especially the linking blocks. That helps break the quilt design up and your eye travels to see the other links. I think you could use most any fabric and it would be pretty. Congrats on getting your block in 100 Blocks Vol 6.

  75. Kris S says:

    I love your Carpenter’s Star pattern. I looked at your schedule to see if you would be in my area. You are one busy lady. Congratulations on being included in the magazine.

  76. Frances Ashinhurst says:

    I like the idea of using this block for cushions. I have been looking for something new for my couch and this may be it. Love all your designs. I’m working on Labyrith, but not nearly finished.

  77. Julie says:

    I love your Gypsy Sampler!

  78. Vivian says:

    Cute block, I always wondered how people design the labyrinth like design. Thanks for the giveaway. Vivian

  79. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I love interlocking blocks; and LOVE Gypsy Sampler! That is such a fun quilt!

  80. Gloria Gleason says:

    You have a great block here and I have another favorite! Thanks for doing the blog.

  81. Debra Neiman says:

    Congrats on your block. I also love Carpenter’s Star

  82. Martina says:

    Love your block! Looks great! Thanks for the give away!

  83. Regina says:

    great block!!

  84. Anne E says:

    What a great pattern – would make a great quilt for my new daughter-in-law.

    Thank you for your kindness.

  85. Teresa says:

    I just love batiks. They look great here

  86. Holly says:

    super cool block; love this type of block; have made one similar to it but not yet quilted. congrats on having a block selected in the mag.

  87. E. Engman says:

    I’d love to see a quilt with this block. Endless possibilities.

  88. Sandy says:

    Reminds me of chain link. Could make quite a distinctive pattern!

  89. Cathy B says:

    LOVE your block! Congratulations in getting in the magazine!

  90. Debby says:

    Great block! Congrats on being published AND making the cover!! Thanks for the chance to win the book and your great patterns. 🙂

  91. PJB says:

    I like Chain Mail, and it looks great in the colorful batiks. I’d love to win a copy of the magazine along with one of your patterns.

  92. sharon says:

    Love the connecting block – can see this in a great monochromatic setting. Your Gypsy pattern is wonderful!

  93. Rachell R says:

    hi! Nice to meet you! I have admired Labyrinth and Josephine’s Knot in the Keepsake Quilting catalog for quite a while. Wish I could get one of them or a kit. They both look beautiful in batik greens.
    Nice links in the block, and congrats on the cover! I love anything woven and linked, like Celtic knots!
    I would like the Carpenter’s Star/Bali Sky pattern.

  94. Toni Stone says:

    Really neat block. I like you carpenter’s/bali sky revisited pattern.

  95. Aliza says:

    I love your block. So nice and colorful.

  96. Tami Chaulk says:

    I’ve been hoping that your block would be featured during the Blog Hop! I just love Chain Mail and your Carpenter’s Star is really great too. Congratulations for having your block published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks and thanks for the chance to win a copy of it!

  97. Lynn Wilson says:

    So love this magazine!

  98. Tamsyn says:

    Love this block! Tamsyn

  99. Sandra Aiken says:

    I love your block and the bold colors.

  100. Debbie Rhodes says:

    Love your block and your patterns.. thank for the chance to win.

  101. Kathy Leake says:

    Your block was one of the ones that I particularly noticed on the cover. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  102. Kay says:

    I love the Gypsy Sampler. Such a wonderful modern sampler, very fun and non traditional. One of the things I love about samplers is that you are doing something different each block!

  103. Denise :) says:

    Fabulous block! I love the geometric look of it — very fun! 🙂

  104. Lisa E says:

    I love Chain Mail. It’s so modern and clean looking. Thanks for the chance to win.

  105. Barbara G says:

    Your block is lovely, looks like something I have to try. I love Gypsy Sampler.

  106. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    I love your block. It would be so effective in so many different colors. I love 1/2 square triangles, so I think your use of them in some of your patterns would suit me.

  107. Lisa McGriff says:

    I love this one…Carpenter’s Star / Bali Sky Revised Three Sizes !

  108. arlette says:

    Love the block and the color you used

  109. Bonnie says:

    Love your new Chain Mail block. I also have the Carpenter Star pattern from your class at Quiltfest in Tennessee.

  110. Sandy W. says:

    I love your interlaced squares block, so I am intrigued by your Josephine’s Knot patterns.

  111. Linda E in AZ says:

    that looks like a seriously fun block!!
    thanks for sharing

  112. Angie says:

    I love linking designs within a quilt. Your color choices are so exciting. Took a look at your patterns too, they are all wonderful!

  113. Kathy H says:

    Great block! Congrats on making the cover!

  114. Jeanne says:

    Really like your block! Thanks for the giveaway.

  115. Sallie says:

    Congratulations on being a cover girl! I love your Carpenter’s / Bali Sky Revised pattern. I love that it has 3 sizes included!

  116. Kate says:

    Very pretty block, love the colors. Like your Gypsy pattern, looks fun! Thanks for the chance!

  117. Madeline says:

    I have the Carpenters Wheel as a background on my desktop! I sure would love to have the pattern!

  118. Beautiful block and it looks stunning with the batiks.


  119. Jocelyn says:

    Wow what a very cool block!! And thanks for such a generous giveaway!

  120. Wendy says:

    Great block! Would like to try this one. Thank-you!

  121. MarciaW says:

    I like the intertwined design and the gumballs fabric you used. Your new patterns are unique and pretty.

  122. Billie K says:

    Really like that linked pattern!

  123. rosa says:

    Beautiful block and fabrics.I love carperter wheel but there are more favorite!!

  124. Deb says:

    Love this block. Interlocking blocks always look so fab in a quilt.

  125. Wendy says:

    Love the link block – another one add to the must do list. Love the Carpenter’s Star pattern as well.

  126. Emily C says:

    Great block, love the colors.

  127. Sorchagirl says:

    I agree. Although I’ve been a quilter a number of years, the quilts have all been traditional pieced patterns. Now, the Modern Quilt view has me sewing a quilt with a bit of piecing and lots of “white” space.

    Your block for Quiltmaker looks very easy and workable for a table runner. I have a wedding gift to make for a young couple and this block might be just what I need. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!!

  128. Laurie P says:

    Love the block, and the Gypsy sampler is so cute. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

  129. lindawwww says:

    Congratulations on getting Chain Mail in 100 Blocks! I’d love to win Carpenter’s Star / Bali Sky Revised Three Sizes.

  130. Mary Mulcahey says:

    I really love your block, especially since you’ve incorporated 2 things I like most – bright colors and batiks.

  131. Annie says:

    I really like your block and your pattern, Carpenter’s Star / Bali Sky Revised.

  132. sandyb720 says:

    I just love these designs. Thank you for such a great giveaway and sharing.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  133. Nice block and congratulations on being featured. I love the Carpenter’s Star too!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  134. Cooo eeee I always wanted to say that, don’t know how to spell it. I love simple beginnings, lovely Scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

  135. Eva says:

    I like your block and the colors used. Carpenter’s / Bali Sky Revised is a lovely quilt, that would be my choice.

  136. Cathryn H. says:

    Love it! It reminds me of a puzzle that I have (slightly misplace puzzle) that I like to do. Maybe I can find the puzzle and then put it together, sit it next to, with the quilt block. Have to do some serious searching for the puzzle!

  137. Cool block. I really like your use of colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  138. Patricia Hersl says:

    You’re fresh! Used to be not so good, but it’s a good thing now.

  139. Maureen says:

    Love your block! And your new designs are wonderful! Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away!

  140. Mary says:

    Your block is amazing. I would love to see a whole quilt made of it. Congratulations on be a cover girl

  141. Nancy Smith says:

    I like your “Chain Mail” block. I have made 2 of your quilts so far & many more are on the 2 do list.

  142. Janice yates says:

    Hi Debby, I met you at Market and I love your new patterns! The chain mail block is fabulous! Thanks for sharing…

  143. Karen says:

    Great Block. Batiks are my favorite and could fit into the modern movement.

  144. Karrie Smith says:

    Congrats on the awesome block! Thanks for the chance to win!

  145. Great block! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks…

  146. Collette says:

    what a fun block! love the fabrics too. great choice.

  147. Sharon B says:

    I like your block. Lots! And I was happy to visit your shop. I am finding so many neat thinks on this blog hop!

  148. Julie in WA says:

    It would be great to see this block multiplied in a quilt…all those links! I am not familiar with your patterns, so I had to go check them out, and the Making Memories took my breath away. It is beautiful!

  149. Diane says:

    Love your block! I really like Gypsy Sampler. Would make it in a heart beat.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  150. Lou says:

    Awesome block!!!!!! Would be great in scraps!

  151. Judith says:

    This is a great block. I really like the graphic design. I could see making this for one of my sons–and more important, I could see them liking it! Your new designs are terrific as well, particularly the carpenter’s star. No diamonds or Y-seams sounds pretty appealing.

  152. usairdoll says:

    Great block! I really love how graffic it is. Love your patterns and I checked your schedule for next year. I’m in California so maybe if things work out, I’ll see you next summer, hehe.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win. How generous to also giveaway some of your patterns.


  153. Barb Johnson says:

    I love the strong graphics in your block, and can’t wait to use it in a quilt!

  154. hmp says:

    Love your block! I’d like to try it for a grown-up quilt

  155. thunder says:

    fantastic block, and I just love the gypsy sampler 🙂

  156. MoeWest says:

    Your block is very nice. I’ll be trying it when I get volume 6. I really like your pattern Carpenter’s / Bali Sky Revised. It would be awesome as a queen size quilt.

  157. Donna Amos says:

    Love your Chain Mail block. This is one I will be making. Congrats on being a “cover girl”.

  158. Judy1522 says:

    Beautiful block it looks great in the batik fabric. I really like your Carpenter’s star pattern that is my favorite of the new patterns.

  159. lia says:

    Great block! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks magazine.

  160. Lynn S says:

    I like your carpenter star! Your block will make a fun quilt–so colorful and bold!

  161. Lorri says:

    AWESOME block- thank you for a chance towi

  162. Michele says:

    Your block is terrific!

  163. Brenda J. says:

    Congratulations on being a “cover girl.” Your block is great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  164. I love this block and can see so many ideas for layouts and for using up scraps!

  165. Barbara says:

    I really like your block.

  166. Sherill says:

    I enjoyed looking at your cove block! Great job! I too was a traditionalist and now am enjoying the look of Modern.

  167. missmoozie says:

    What a neat block! I can imagine these blocks make a stunning quilt. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.


  168. Mary C in WA says:

    It’s great to work with Quiltmaker Magazine. The blocks in this issue are great. I know, I tested 12 of them. I also did a Blog Giveaway of Vol 6 this week.

  169. Lyn says:

    Love the chain mail block…it will look great in a quilt. I know you said random, but if i win, I’d love to win your Gypsy Star sampler pattern!

  170. MarciaW says:

    I like your block and fabric selections, as well as your new quilt patterns. Thanks for the chance.

  171. Nancy D. says:

    Awesome block!

  172. Cheryl Korman says:

    I like how the squares link. thanks for the giveaways

  173. Maria Kievit says:

    Love the looks of your block. Like the new patterns that you’ve designed, also. Thanks for sharing.

  174. Margaret Andrews says:

    What fun project to give as a thank you for my friend who drives me to quilt guild. I can hardly wait for the magazine to appear on the newstands, takes a while to get here to Alaska.

  175. Lee says:

    Congrats on your block!

  176. Chris says:

    Fabulous Block! I love your patterns! thank you!

  177. Esther says:

    Really enjoy your block!! Thanks for this opportunity.

  178. Anita says:

    Your made a great block, I must say! The first block I designed, in a block contest at Crazy Old Ladies Quilt, has a lot of the same design. You can view it at the post from February 18, 2012, on my blog.

    • Debbie Maddy says:

      I love your block and you are right some of the basics are alike. I guess we sometimes think in the same direction. I imagine yours is very interesting when you have multiples. Thanks for giving me your blog address.

  179. Josefina says:

    I love the chain mail block. I will add it to my list of quilts to make.

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