Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9 Blog Tour

Welcome to the Sassafras Lane Designs stop along the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 Blog Tour! If this is your first time, take a peek around! We have two blocks to share with you. Strangely we both made applique blocks this time around, but it conveniently put us on the same page. Here is the first block:

My Mom decided to keep with her vintage car theme and her newest block is an adorable VW inspired van. She used an orange zigzag for the van body, a tan raindrop print for the sand and blue dot for the sky -- all Timeless Treasures basics. I love the surf board on the top of the van. She has added lots of little details like the seats, clouds, bumpers and the front tire cover. Isn't it just the cutest thing!

Block Size: 12"
Block Number: 815
Block Name: Surfin'
Designer: Kristy Wolf
Technique: Fusible Applique

My block is a close up on an aperture. It is inspired by my second favorite (to quilting) hobby, photography. I have a nice little camera collection and am never more than an arm's length from one! I used all Timeless Treasures fabrics: an aqua zigzag for the background, a charcoal sketch for the lens and a cursive writing print for the aperture. It is simple, but I like it! We both have quilt designs using our blocks in the works, so stay tuned!

Block Size: 12"
Block Number: 816
Block Name: Shuttered
Designer: Shayla Wolf
Technique: Fusible Applique

Now for the goods! We will be giving away five prizes. Each prize will contain a Quiltmaker's 100 Volume 9 issue and 4 of our brand new patterns! For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post (click the post title and scroll to the bottom) telling me your current favorite quilting technique (classic patchwork, paper-piecing, applique, etc.), and submit by midnight MST, Friday, May 2. I will pick five lucky winners and email them. =] Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the tour!



Maureen said:

Oh my gosh, I love your blocks! I truly fancy paper piecing & applique. I like to sit & fiddle with small bits of fabric to see what can be created. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.


Jodi said:

I really like combining paper piecing with traditional piecing. Thanks for the giveaway, I love your designs.


Jeannie said:

I just finished up your paper piecing quilt…Lombard Street. I hadn’t done paper piecing before and totally loved it. It is a beautiful quilt!!! thanks so much.


Steph said:

Patchwork, but I’d like to try some applique.

Teresa in Music City

Teresa in Music City said:

Congratulations on your two blocks making the 100 Blocks issue! I love that they are so different, but both so creative and fun. My current favorite quilting technique is definitely applique – I’m enjoying several projects right now, both hand and machine applique. Thanks for offering the great giveaway – your patterns are all so fresh and fun!

barbara woods

barbara woods said:

Would love to win, thanks


Nancy said:

Really cute blocks. My favorite technique is piecing…but enjoy raw ere appliqué as well


Joy said:

I like traditional piecing… every once in a while I paper piece then swear never to do it again… that never lasts long ;o)

Beth T.

Beth T. said:

I am a machine-piecer, mostly, but am about ready to try paper piecing. All of these cute patterns are just too tempting!

Geni Pickens

Geni Pickens said:

I like traditional piecing but have been doing some applique lately and really enjoy it. Love you block!!

Janet T

Janet T said:

I love to applique while watching (listening to) mindless TV at night. Piecing comes in a really close second. Your block is cute!

Elaine M.

Elaine M. said:

I still love the traditional piecing, but I’m learning to enjoy applique now too.

Betty Harden

Betty Harden said:

I am a classic traditional patchwork person, but am interested in applique after seeing the cute ones you and mom have created. Nice job!


Gregg said:

What’s not to love about your sunny-colored VW Bus?! Truly inspired. I’m just starting my first quilt and using traditional piecing with scrappy fabrics from old shirts I loved that finally just ‘gave out.’ I’m using piecing cut from 5" squares. So much fun!

Linda Lee C

Linda Lee C said:

Great patterns-great designs!

Debbie P

Debbie P said:

I have been using bothe piecing/patchwork and applique in my latest projects. Thanks for the nice design and the giveaway!

Rachell R

Rachell R said:

Oh cute and fun colors. Aperture is really great. I just love the movement of the spiral shutter.
Thanks for fun!
I love traditional blocks and paper-piecing!

Cindy Dahlgren

Cindy Dahlgren said:

I really haven’t totally discovered my “style” yet. I like modern and traditional. I like paper piecing and traditional piecing. I totally enjoy exploring the possibilities of quilting.


Cathryn said:

Love the camper van! I’m into paper piecing and raw edge applique right now. Although I’ve done traditional piecing as well.


Judy said:

Your block is so cute! I like traditional pieceing when making a quilt.

Jenelle Boxberger

Jenelle Boxberger said:

This is a fun blog tour and thank you for putting my name into the drawing. I like to do just basic piecing. Some times I will do machine embroider on my blocks. Thanks.

Susan Blumenshein

Susan Blumenshein said:

Another great couple of cute blocks! Paper piecing and patchwork are my current obsessions. Thanks for the chance to win.

Elizabeth McDonald

Elizabeth McDonald said:

My favorite technique is applique, but it is more fun if there is a little bit of piecing too in the same block!

karrie s

karrie s said:

Love your blocks!! My fave is patchwork. I want to expand my skills to include applique and paper piecing this year! Thanks for the chance to win such awesome prizes!

Donna Hawley

Donna Hawley said:

I tend to enjoy piecing the most but I also enjoy applique and paper piece. I love your blocks.

peggy jebavy

peggy jebavy said:

I think classic piecing is my current favorite technique. I am also enjoying some free style techniques in modern quilts. I love cutting up leftover blocks along with more of the yardage and making it all fit on my backs.

Patty B.

Patty B. said:

patchwork, but I’m becoming interested in paper piecing.


Liz said:

Both of your blocks are very creative.

Liz A.

Liz A. said:

I love to piece, the smaller the better. But, I live, live, love this VW bus! We have a VW camper and camping season is upon us —can’t wait for our first gathering with all our VW friends next weekend!

Pam C

Pam C said:

Your blocks are great! The orange fabric on the beetle van is perfect and so interesting. I love it.

I enjoy piecing more than applique, but I love the way applique looks.


Annmarie said:

I do piecing, applique & paper piecing. Paper piecing is my love but mostly I do applique. I love making minis & applique goes quickly. That’s why I love the 100 Blocks – so many good ideas!

Sheri Whiteley

Sheri Whiteley said:

Nice blog love Mom Quilt your right it makes you think of Those blue oceans and white sandy beaches! I enjoy piece work. However I just did my first Paper piecing quilt top which I enjoined it so much. I really want to do more now! Thank you for a chance to win your pattern how fun that would be, yes the Quiltmakers 100 block mag as well

Peggy Savage

Peggy Savage said:

Both blocks are very cute. My daughter would love the aperture block as she is into photography. I’m pretty much a traditional piecing kind of quilter.

Linda wierenga

Linda wierenga said:

Love both the blocks.. I will be sending my aunt over to check it out.. I am going to do a throw pillow for her with this block.. She loves bug


Karen said:

Love that VW bus. It makes me wish for summer to arrive! I mostly do piecework, but occasionally do paperpiecing.


Sallie said:

I prefer piecing, but I enjoy paper piecing and applique, too.

Jeanne in Ohio

Jeanne in Ohio said:

Both blocks are cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tabitha Keener

Tabitha Keener said:

So far I’ve been learning to piece and some English paper piecing for hexagon flower applique. I’m brand spanking new so I want to try everything as fast as I can I’m so hooked! I think your blocks are so cute and inspired and I would definitely like to win your patterns! Thanks for the giveaway.


Jamie Todhunter

Jamie Todhunter said:

I like paper piecing the best, but my current projects are traditional piecing blocks. I love the van and could totally see it at a parking lot next to the ocean. Thank you for a chance to win.


Carmen said:

I love patchwork!


Sarah said:

I love scrappy piecing and hand quilting.


Nancy said:

I am basically a traditional machine piecer; but have a small hexi project and wool applique going also.


Mary said:

Both blocks are creative. The aperture is the one I’d be more apt to do – I like the curves and the cursive writing. Thanks for sharing.

Lyn Kaufmann

Lyn Kaufmann said:

I am a piece quilter for the most part with a side of applique thrown in. Love the surfboard on the first block and really have to make the second block for my son. It will remind him of the Aperture Laboratories logo for his favorite game Portal!

PJ Reim

PJ Reim said:

I love to applique using my hand dyes or wool.

Nicole Sender

Nicole Sender said:

I like classic patchwork! Love the Surfin’ block.

Donna Phelps

Donna Phelps said:

Mostly I am a patchwork quilter but lately I have really enjoyed paper piecing and applique. I love your vintage car blocks in 100 Blocks. I plan to use them in my “Vacation at the Beach” quilt.

Barb Spurr

Barb Spurr said:

My most favorite quilting technique is applique…..the hours fly by so quickly when I am working on a project!!

Pat V.

Pat V. said:

Traditional piecing (just now). I’ve been known to go into a foundation piecing frenzy now and again, though.


Sharon said:

Fusible appliqué finished by machine is my favorite. I really love your blocks!

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