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Quiltmakers 100 Blocks ~ Volume 12 Blog Tour

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Today is my stop on the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog tour!


My block is number 1108!

~Modern Pods~
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This is my first block in Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks and I was pretty excited when I got the news my block was selected :) I hope you like it as much as I do!

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I used quilting cotton and wool for my applique design… and I couldn’t help but add some perle cotton embroidery stitching to make the little pods really pop!

quiltmakers 100 blocks vol 12 blog tourIf you haven’t tried these stitches before, no worries, the magazine includes all the embroidery stitching instructions too! quiltmakers 100 blocks blog tour

When I got the early release of the magazine a couple weeks ago and saw ALL the beautiful blocks I felt pretty special to be included!  I also felt inspired!

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I was immediately drawn to the Santa’s Reindeer block on the cover by Lorna @ SewFreshQuilts. I had to make it!

QM1550-MCMA Which made me wonder…

What would my block look like in Christmas Fabric?  Would it go with Santa’s Reindeer? Can you see where I’m headed here? Yup, down the holiday rabbit hole!  But I just love the holidays so I was happy to dive into my Christmas stash!

christmas quilting ~ Quiltmakers 100 blocksI think they look like sugar plums :)

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Look at this guy!  Can you even stand how cute Santa’s Reindeer is? I know… he looks kind of devilish in red lol

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I fussy cut the little stars in his eyes.

quiltmakers 100 blocks blog tour 30Look at them together…  Dreamy!

christmas quilt blocksI’ve already started another Modern Pods block for the other side of Santa’s Reindeer… I’m feeling festive :O)

 On to the give away!

I have four prizes and winners will be chosen randomly…

Two winners will receive a Quiltmakers 100 Block Magazine! One sent from Quiltmaker and one from me! (US Only)QM1550-COVER-200px

One winner will receive batting from the warm company for your next quilt project! (US only)


One winner will receive all of my PDF quilt block patterns for Sew Scrappy Sampler 2015! (See them here in my shop) Anyone can win!

Block of the Month in Kaffe Fassett

Leave a comment below to win!

Tell me what project you are working on


Help me decide what to make with my new Christmas Blocks

~ runner, pillows, tree skirt, wall hanging….. suggestions? ideas?

 The giveaway will run until 8 pm EST on Monday November 23rd.

Don’t forget to head over to the Quiltmaker site ~ they are giving away all 100 blocks!  Twenty winners will be chosen to win five blocks each!  Maybe you will win my block!  Plus other prizes!

Can’t find the magazine in your locally?  I have a few copies for sale in my shop!



UPDATE: Congratulations WINNERS!!!!!

Magazine 1: naomidumotdesigns

Magazine 2: kaholly

Batting: Wendy

Block of the Month Designs: Joye

Find Holiday Tutorials:

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142 thoughts on “Quiltmakers 100 Blocks ~ Volume 12 Blog Tour”

  1. Hi Sheri. I LOVE your modern pods block!! I would make however many I would need to use as a cute gathered skirt portion of a little girls dress. If I were to use your ‘pods’ block and the reindeer block, I would probably make a throw pillow. Not very creative I know, but it would be fun and decorative.

  2. Oh, I love the Christmas blocks you are making. I’m always one who is a go-to quilt person. I just do not think you can have too many quilts. I always go big. I love your block in Christmas colors. Of course, I am a Christmas person. Congrats on being published. What an honor. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  3. Love the embroidery block and the start of the Christmas project! I love the reindeer too!! I am working on a log cabin holiday quilt!

  4. What an awesome block! Love it! I love decorating with tablerunners and wall hangings during the holiday so either one is my vote. Would love to see what you decide.

    Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker’s 100, Vol.12.! Awesome giveaway! My fingers are crossed, hehe.


  5. Terrific giveaway. wow. Your block is very nice. Have been wanting to do some embroidery. I’m working on a Bright Squares quilt that I started earlier this month in a Kaffe Fassett workshop. It’s coming along….

  6. I love what you did with the reindeer, he looks so great with your beautiful block. I’m working on a quick friendship star lap quilt for the holidays.

  7. I am currently working on fixing up a very old quilt my great grandmother gave to my sister . . . the dogs used it, and it needed fixing. Almost ready to put new binding on it, after I spent a few hours hand tying it back together with new batting.

  8. Your block is beautiful! I love how it looks with the reindeer. Right now, I’m finishing up a lap quilt for a friend who is having hip replacement surgery tomorrow. I’m hoping she’ll use it to snuggle up with a good book while she recuperates.

  9. “…down the holiday rabbit hole.” I love it!!! Your creative curiosity made me laugh out loud! Great job on your post. We’re so happy to have you with us during the blog tour, Sherri. And btw, I recently bought one of your BOM patterns cuz I’m developing a lecture on Dresden Plate variations. I just now connected that it was designed by one of the 100 Blocks gals, YOU! Have a great week~

    Diane at Quiltmaker

  10. I am working on zipper bags to give away, quilting my sons quilt and some small candlemats. Love your blocks, so cute! Pillows would be my chice,lol!

  11. You probably will cringe when I say this. I would say, slice your block down the middle and put a “sugar plum” on either side of the reindeer’s head. A fanciful border and voilà- wall hanging. I imagine it over a mantle.

    lorilipsmackerz @ g mail dot com

  12. Congrats for having your block published in the 100 Blocks magazine! It is a wonderful block and does look good with the reindeer block and will make a nice table runner. I’m currently quilting Bonnie Hunter’s last year mystery on my domestic sewing machine. Thanks for a chance to win

  13. I’m working on an Advent calendar in cotton and felt. Almost finished!
    Congratulations on having your block published. It’s very pretty.

  14. CONGRATULATIONS this is a lovely block. and so cute next to the reindeer. right now I am making a tea cozy for my step mother for Christmas. Wouldn’t the reindeer and your block look wonderful as a round tree skirt with the reindeer looking out at the people?

  15. My latest project is a scrappy red & green Christmas Wreath quilt. I am also free motion quilting it (domestic machine) so it is a challenge for me.

  16. I was surprised at how good the reindeer looks in Christmas fabrics. I think a runner with yor blocks. Good job!

  17. Your block makes me think of drying herbs! Beautiful! I love the Christmas reindeer too. In this case does your block look like mistletoe? LOL!

    I’m working on cleaning up some scraps so I’m making a tumbler quilt right now.

  18. Hi Sherri, It’s so nice to meet you:) I’m working on another Christmas runner for my home, so I say turn your blocks into a runner for your dresser(s) or table toppers. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I am currently trying to finish an old unfinshed object for my husband. It’s the first quilt top I’ve made and decided to hand quilt it which I discovered was slow and tedious. LOL. But, I am determined to finish it for him. :-)

  20. I love your Modern Pods…in Christmas and Modern! They do look good with the reindeer :-)
    Your site is full of bright and inspiring designs and ideas. I’m new here and will be back!

  21. First let me say that your modern pods block is really cute and I could see it in some wallhanging or even a cute pillow. I am working on some English Paper Piecing projects right now but also trying to get a few small Christmas gifts finished. Thank you for the chance to win a great giveaway and Congrats for being in the Quitmaker Magazine.

  22. Awesome job bringing both of those blocks together like that. I think a table topper would be cute. Funny I got to test both of those blocks this time around. I love all of your fabric choices too!

  23. I think a runner would be perfect for your lovely block and the reindeer. Congratulations on being in the issue. I just discovered your work through the blog hop and I am so impressed with your lively and colorful designs. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I’m working on alot of little projects – coasters, bags etc for christmas gifts, the larger project set aside for awhile.

  25. When you said you were going to make another block for the other side of the reindeer block, I thought it would make a good table runner.

  26. I love your pods, though I would fuse them since there are critters in my house that like wool… One of my friends at our quilting retreat last week was making bench pillows. Your pods and reindeer would be perfect for one of those. I’m finishing up a charity baby quilt today. And congratulations for making it into the magazine!

  27. I love your block in the Christmas fabric….with the reindeer, so he has something to nibble. Working on a quilt for hubby using his old pants. Hopefully they weren’t the “to make into shorts” pants pile.

  28. I am working on a set of holiday themed pillows to give as a gift. Actually they are pillow covers and I will give the pillow with a Christmas cover on it, and then a bunch of covers that can be changed out for different holidays.

  29. I love how you combined your block with the reindeer block! So cute! I’m currently working on a series of Little quilts per month. Of course I’m seriously behind on those . . .
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these prizes!

  30. What a delightful post. One of the things I like best about blog hops is being introduced to new-to-me blogs and designers. I’m very excited to find myself at your site today! I am currently working on a couple of different projects. I am making a Shiffle bag by Karen Neary and boning up on my improve curves. I am also working with blacks, whites, and brights that incorporates lots of simple Applique for when I travel or need to sit for a minute to warm up by the woodstove.

  31. Absolutely darling! Would make a wonderful table/buffet runner. I’m working on an apron for a granddaughter. Next will be oven mitts for my sister.

  32. I like your Modern Pods block and would make a table runner with it. I’m learning how to use a new sewing machine and its going slowly. Too much to remember.

  33. A wall hanging for sure! Your lovely work deserves to be up where all can see it, enjoy it, and feel the cheer that is expressed in your work. Thank you for this great giveaway!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  34. I just have to tell you that whenever I need an ‘attitude’ adjustment I go to your website. Your designs are so fresh with color combinations that sing to me! I look forward to your posts – thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us. To your question – I am working on a lap quilt for my dad who just started chemotherapy.

  35. I’m FMQing a commissioned quilt…and about 25% left to finish – ugh! I see the light, I see the light. I’m calling it “When Blue Butterflies Dream…” Kind of a bright color spectrum of rail blocks, and appliqued blue butterflies flying out of the lighter parts. I am going to make your block, really pretty and I love applique – my mother would adore it…maybe a pillow for her bed. Thanks for sharing – these hops of blocks are fun and exciting.

  36. Well, yesterday I was SUPPOSED to be cleaning up the sewing room after completing a project. Now and then it just has to be done. Instead I got distracted immediately by some EPP blocks I found lying on the floor (don’t judge :) ) and started making them into mug rugs. Then I got distracted again by the blog tour, so maybe they’ll get done today. Your block is so pretty! I may have to make one into a pillow! Very modern and yet would look beautiful in my sister’s 1725 home.

  37. Congratulations! My vote would be to make gift bags or tote bags out of the blocks. Your block is pretty,be specially in the Christmas fabrics. I’m working on a “cat” quilt for my daughter-in-law for Christmas.

  38. I love your block and how you paired it with the reindeer. I may just steal that idea and make a wall hanging. Right now I’m working on three different quilts, a few hot/cold therapy packs and some pillowcases for gifts.

  39. I have all the past issues and have been eagerly looking forward to this one; clearly with your block I will not be dissappointed!! So exciting! I also love the big stitch quilting. I love your reindeer and sugar plum blocks as a table runner! My current projects are my 18 month old daughter’s quilt that I am finishing the piecing on, and a new toddler quilt I have designed, drawn up my appliqué shapes and just finished pulling fabrics for. Now to get my Littles distracted enough to start….

  40. I love your block and it looks great in Christmas fabric! I think you should make a runner with the three blocks.

  41. Wonderful block with the added embroidery. A tree skirt would be wonderful. I am working on Xmas ornaments. Thanks for giveaway

  42. I am making a pixelated picture quilt for my niece. It is tedious but, I am loving seeing her face grow out of fabric

  43. Your modern pods block is so cute! My current project is a patchwork star valence for my granddaughter’s bedroom window.

  44. I have a sunflower quilt on my design wall that needs sewn together but I found a tutorial for the Goody Goody Binding Bag and I will probably do that first. I think your blocks would be fabulous as a table runner.

  45. A table runner would be nice with your blocks. I’m presently working on a wall hanging that was featured in McCalls’ Quick Quilts Dec 2014 issue.

  46. I am working on the Bitty Blocks. I am a huge fan of your work so I am thrilled that you will be represented in this edition of 100 Quilt Blocks! CONGRATS!

  47. Your Mod Pod Sugar Plums go great with Rudolph!!! I’m quilting a fairy wall hanging for my granddaughter for Christmas.

  48. WOW – wonderful block – love the pearl cotton embellishment!!!! I am working on two challenge quilts at the moment…not sure they are going to make the deadlines!! :) mumbird3atgmaildotcom

  49. Your modern pods design is the most original block I’ve seen in a while, and I love it. I’m currently working on a Queen sized quilt for my son for Christmas, and then I need to quilt his, my other sons queen sized quilt, and some smaller quilts that are already completed for Christmas gifts. I should quilt them when I finish sewing them, but I put it off. I’m not looking forward to doing the queen sized ones on my domestic machine, lol. cdahlgren at live dot com

  50. I *love* your modern pods and reindeer blocks! Cute! I’ve 3 scrappy quilts in the works, 2 Stepping Stones and a Zipper pattern and they’re all huge so I can use up a ton of scraps. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this issue!

  51. Stunning! How about a table runner? I am enjoying the sun in Arizona now which is way more fun than the snow in North Dakota.

  52. I’m working on several projects. I’m FMQ a baby quilt, and I started two projects at a quilt retreat using my many floral fabrics. Good luck with your Christmas blocks.

  53. Okay, I can see where you’re going with the festive red reindeer, but if you hadn’t put the floral antlers, I was totally thinking – demon deer! LOL, now you have a project for next Halloween, too! Seriously, I love your sugar plums and am excited about the perle cotton embroidery. I love how they pop out of the block! I would love to try my hand at it!

  54. Love your block – it will make a cheerful table runner. I’m from NE Iowa and am currently sidelined by learning how to use my new sewing machine ;-) Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. I love your block! Just keep making more blocks from this issue and soon you’ll have a Christmas quilt. I’m working on finishing my old tobacco road quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter.

  56. Congratulations. I think your pod looks like a modern mistletoe. I am working on my daughter’s wedding quilt.

  57. Oooh, what a delicious block! And I am mightily impressed that you’ve already made one of the other designers’ blocks. I do want to find out about your scrappy BOM…..As for Christmas projects? How about a totebag that can double as a gift container (instead of a purchased gift bag)?

  58. I love the green that you display your blocks against. I think the reindeer would make a great bib for an apron with a couple of your pod blocks as the front, along with that bright green.

  59. do make pillow covers with your Christmas blox … trying to make seasonal runners for my entry table to change out throughout the year. right now am almost ready to bind off a throw for a gift. i’m way up here in Soldotna, Alaska.

  60. Your sweet block does look like sugar plums! I love the detail in the embroidery.
    Today, I just finished a baby quilt using 25 of the 100 Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. It turned out so well! Next I need to get started on making a few table runners I want to give as gifts this Christmas. duchick at gmail dot com

  61. Hi Sherri! I’m also a vol. 12 designer and I’m just popping around to visit all the other blog tour participants. Your Modern Pods block is just so fun! I love doing hand work so your block is seriously tempting me! How fun to see how you’ve made it up in different fabrics – it really changes the look :o) Congratulations on a great design!

  62. Your block is very eye-catching and pretty. I think your blocks would be the start of a great bedrunner. Currently, I just finished three baby quilts for the grandson my daughter will be having in January, and am starting a major quilting marathon to quilt a stack of quilts I’m quilting for other people (customers).

  63. Hi Sherri. I am really loving your block in the Christmas colors. It actually looks good enough to eat. LOL I think I would add some more blocks to it and make a table runner. Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine and thank you for the awesome giveaway.

  64. every year I do a quilty for Christams…this year I do a wall hanging with a modern Christmas tree…thank you…marta

  65. Congratulations on your first winning block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! I am currently working on a table runner and matching wall hanging. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  66. It must be pretty exciting to have your block chosen–Congrats! I’m finishing a scrappy trip quilt for me, even though I really should be working on all those gifts I’d planned to make….

  67. I love your Modern Pods with the reindeer block. I think they would make a great table runner.
    I am piecing the back for one quilt and joining the blocks for another right now.

  68. Thank you for a chance to win. I am not quite sure what sugar plums look like, but I love how festive your block is in the holiday themes. I am currently finishing a small wall hanging from a class that I took this summer, and working on bed quilt for my sister.

  69. Love it especially in the christmas fabrics! I’m working on a flannel quilt with applique and embroidery…… It’s big and it’s taking its time!

  70. Congratulations on your first 100 Blocks!! I love your Modern Pods block and how you used wool and cotton! I am currently working on my first needle turn applique wall hanging.

  71. What a cute idea to combine the reindeer block with your sugar plums, I would like it in either a wall hanging or a small table runner, Kathy in Colo

  72. I’m working on quilting the quilt I made for a friend’s granddaughter. The granddaughter was born in 2010 and I started the quilt in 2012. Guess it’s time I finished it.

  73. If I get to find my sewing machine after moving, I will be lucky to make a few placemats this year! I think if you made a banner and dangled your Mod Pods over the reindeer’s head just like mistletoe….

  74. Congratulations on being included in the magazine–and they’re lucky to have you, since your block is great! Right now I’m working like crazy on Christmas quilts, as November has arrived far too quickly. (What was I doing for the last few months? Where did summer go?)

    I think you might want to make one more block–maybe choosing one from the new magazine–and make a Christmas wallhanging. That would be a nice keepsake to bring out every year as a reminder of the first time you were published in the 100 Blocks magazine; it likely won’t be the last, given how charming your block design is.

  75. I attended a workshop yesterday with Karla Alexander and am working on the Electric Fence quilt started there. Congrats on being in the latest volume of 100 Blocks–your block design is great!

  76. Your pods block looks so cute with the reindeer!
    I am working on a quilt for my son and daughter-in-law — machine quilting it now.

  77. Congratulations on being published! Your block is great :)
    I’m working on MANY projects for Christmas right now. Thanks so much for the chance to win
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    PS – I think your block would be a great table runner!

  78. Linda from Illinois

    I love your block!! I have just started to add in some wool to my applique projects and I am loving how the wool blends with the cottons.
    Thanks for sharing.

  79. I just finished a sample for my LQS. I have several projects in progress, so I’m not sure what I’ll pick up next!

  80. Hi, your pods block is cute. Kinda reminds me of a “modern” hollyhock plant. I am working on a quilt for my grand daughter.

  81. I’m making a modern Christmas tree skirt for my son and DIL with gray, red, and white fabrics with reindeer themes. It’s my first really modern pattern. I like your block too!

  82. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! Love your block! I’m currently working on a scrappy nine patch quilt!

  83. Love your blocks! They really cute both Christmas and not! I am currently working on a Christmas table runner and a Harry Potter paper pieced quilt.

  84. I am busy constructing three costumes right now. No quilty activity until they are completed, and this blog tour is not helping the cause!

  85. I am finishing up a block of the month quilt from my LQS but also planning a Christmas tree skirt. Hopefully I can decide on something and finally have my own special skirt this year. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  86. Currently I am working on completing a new (old) quilt for my bed. One of the ladies in my guild was gifted some vintage quilt tops. She decided she wasn’t going to finish them and did a drawing. Mine was the first name drawn, so I had my pick. It’s all based and ready to quilt, now just to find the TIME! :-) Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!! Such a fun blog you have here. Glad I found you. utahoosier at yahoo dot com

  87. Congratulations!! How exciting! You know i’m a fan of your blocks and this is another awesome one! I’m a fan of Lorna as well! I made her elephant parade quilt. You could alternate the background color and make a nifty tree skirt I bet. Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. I love your “pods” block. Might just have to buy the new Quiltmaker 100 block magazine. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for next year.

  89. Cute block. How inspired to ‘turn’ it into Christmas I am trying to whittle my UFO pile down to something remotely resembling manageable.

  90. I love ypur block. It would look great as a tree skirt. Thanks for the giveaway x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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