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!


Pat Evans

Pat Evans said:

I prefer classic machine piecing and I’m really into scrappy quilts right now.


Linda said:

Looove your pattern of the churndash block!!!!! Will definitely be making that one.
I am a traditional scrappy quilter ala Bonnie Hunter style. Love all things traditional.
Thank you for the chance to win!

Sandi Timmons

Sandi Timmons said:

Such cute designs for all of us quilters to enjoy and now use for ourselves. Both of these designs are priceless and would make great quilts or even baby quilts for a loved one. Thank you for sharing with us. I am hoping to win a copy of this magazine for myself. Of course, winning 4 of your patterns would make me smile forever. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons


Susan said:

I’m working with just about every technique!

paula dalby

paula dalby said:

Currently, I am really loving Applique. I used to refer to it as the “A” word, but now I’m really embracing it… and other embellishments. Congratulations on getting into the publication (again). Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway.

Gwendolyn Clark

Gwendolyn Clark said:

I like traditional piecing the best. Your quilt blocks are very cute.

Diane O

Diane O said:

Classic quilt making, although I’m trying some modern also. Thanks.


Diane said:

I really like traditional piecing and needle turn applique. I am happiest when I use both methods on a quilt.

Linda B

Linda B said:

I’m a classic quilter as a rule, but your lovely blocks are very inspiring and so creative. Fusible applique is happily in my future, I think!


Nancy said:

I currently am making a quilt for a friend who is graduating from the University of Illinois in a couple of weeks. I paper pieced log cabin blocks for the orange “I”. The blue background is roterary cut squares.

Liz Engman

Liz Engman said:

Applique, especially of Hexies.

Debra Kay Neiman

Debra Kay Neiman said:

I am in love with APPLIQUE! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com


sharon said:

I’m currently in love with paper piecing. I’m not wild about tearing off the paper at the end, but I love the accuracy. My points always look amazing. Thanks for the give-a-way.


Annie said:

My favorite technique is traditional piecing. However, I took a workshop today to give curved piecing another try (Drunkard’s Path).


Karen said:

I like traditional piecing along with applique.

Betty Woodlee

Betty Woodlee said:

I’m enjoying traditional piecing.

Debby E

Debby E said:

Great blocks! I’m a machine piecer myself. Thanks for the chance to win. :)


sandy said:

Very generous of you. I think I must be of the era of your mother…love the surfin’ bus. I like to do a bit of piecing and a bit of applique.

Joanne Bur

Joanne Bur said:

I enjoy traditional piecing, but my “bucket list” includes doing a quilt that requires paper piecing; that whole process intrigues me!


Jocelyn said:

I am a traditional quilter, and I love to piece. Very very cute block!

Donna Joy

Donna Joy said:

Thanks for the fun block and and I hope to paper piece soon. I just piece so far but I notice there is accuracy in paper piecing. Sure would love to make all of your new quilts.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said:

Your block designs are great! So many possibilities for both of them..My go to technique is machine applique, specifically using a satin stitch finish for a graphic look. I also use traditional piecing methods a lot and I also enjoy hand applique.


Colette said:

Scrappy patchwork. But being a west coast girl love the VW van with the surfboard on top, and the cursive fabric in the shuttered block is fabulous with the way that it is pieced.

Donna W

Donna W said:

I love traditional piecing. Thanks for the chance to win 100 Blocks Volume 9 and some of your patterns.

Barb Johnson

Barb Johnson said:

I’m a traditional piecing gal! I have done a little bit of applique and a little bit of paper piecing, but I keep coming back to plain ole patchwork!

Lynn Mc

Lynn Mc said:

I like machine piecing best, but also enjoy Foundation Paper Piecing

Barbara Y

Barbara Y said:

I am primarily a piecer. I really like both of the patterns – but my mom really likes photography – so that is what I may try first. Maybe get a print of the great grands and use it in the center of the shutter. Thanks for some great designs and a great opportunity to get some goodies.


Lee said:

I am just learning applique and I am loving it! thank you!


Deb said:

Traditional piecing would be my forte!


Janis said:

I love paper piecing. That VW van with surf board sure takes me back to my youth on the central California coast!


Renata said:

Today I’m doing traditional piecing on a French braid for a table runner.


Susan said:

I really like your Shuttered block. My current favorite technique is paper piecing.

Cindy K

Cindy K said:

I do mostly traditional piecing….but I am always ready to learn other techniques at anytime. I love your blocks…the van is so cute.
Thank you for the chance to win


marta said:

I like to challenge myself…so I try all techniques…I like the Shattered block for a modern look ,so if I win or not the mag in the end I will do the block, thank you…..marta


Pam said:

I like traditional piecing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jill Hicks

Jill Hicks said:

I like traditional piecing and am learning appliqué.

Janet Mercer-Ciravola

Janet Mercer-Ciravola said:

First off – “Churndash Court” immediately drew me in. LOVE IT. I am currently scrap quilting like a mad woman, but also working on an applique quilt for my first grandbaby. :-)

Emily C

Emily C said:

My favorite is applique.

Tracy Strauch

Tracy Strauch said:

Right now I am working on traditional piecing, but I have an appliqué project in my to do tub. Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary D

Mary D said:

I like both blocks but really am in love with the shuttered block. It’s on my list. You quilt patterns are simply amazing. I am so glad I got a chance to discover your site. I will be back real soon for one of your luscious patterns,


Amy said:

My favorite type of quilting is traditional piecing. OMG, love your blocks! I absolutely love the 100 Blocks issue! Thanks for designing such creative and wonderful blocks!


Anne said:

Love the shutter. Terrific choice of fabric


Jane said:

Your blocks are really fun. I do mostly traditional piecing with a bit of paper piecing from time to time. Thaks for the chance to win.

Loris Mills

Loris Mills said:

I love traditional piecing and appliqué. Your blocks are fun!


Katie said:

I haven’t tried applique yet. I’m afraid that, if I did, I’ve have to totally give up on sleeping. ‘Cause spending time on my traditional patch work takes up enough of it! :) Also, can I just say again how I love your “Cooper CarryAll?” I have three more planned. Anyone reading this, if you haven’t made this bag, add it to your project list!! -Katie


Wendy said:

I usually prefer traditional piecing but recently I did some machine applique and enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your blocks!

Gwen W

Gwen W said:

Two great blocks! I’m really drawn to “Shuttered” since I am trying to learn more about photography. I enjoy traditional piecing and hand applique, but I love the accuracy of paper piecing! Thanks for the inspiration!


Andresa said:

I’m more of a traditional piecer. I’ve done some paper piecing and very little applique. But I love the VW bus block; my family had a VW Bus when I was a child.

Laura McFall

Laura McFall said:

My current favorite technique is traditional piecing, but creative block arrangement. I want to learn and perfect applique’ and both of these blocks and several others from the issue would be awesome to work with. Thank you for all of the chances to win!


arlette said:

My fave quilting technique has to be paper piecing, love both blocks, congrats for being there ;)!

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