Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 8 Blog Tour

Welcome to our stop on Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour! Every year Quiltmaker publishes an amazing issue containing 100 unique 12" blocks. This newest issue, Volume 8, has a block by my mom and I. And... we are both on the cover! Look out world, we are cover girls =]

Rollin' Along by Kristy Wolf

My Mom's block is an adorable retro camper inspired by our family friend's camper. She used some bright orange and coral fabrics for the camper, a gradient fabric for the sky and a textured green for the grass. I love the white tone-on-tone circles and oval layered to create the clouds. She has added lots of little details like the keyhole, scalloped shades and little bird on the flag. 

Block Size: 12"
Block Number: 717
Block Name: Rollin' Along
Technique: Fusible Applique

Formation by Shayla Wolf

My block is a bright foundation pieced block that was inspired by a formation of planes during a flyover. They resemble flying geese, but are stretched vertically a wee bit. I chose a bright orange background and five fabrics variegating from coral to purple. Paper-piecing makes all the little points turn out perfectly, which I am fond of! 

Block Size: 12"
Block Number: 761
Block Name: Formation
Technique: Foundation Piecing

I had a fun time mocking up different color options for this block. Above are some of favorites including the original color way. I have a quilt design based on this block that will be in a future issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! It is going to fun! My Mom has a couple other vintage automobile blocks in mind for future issues and they are super cute!

Now for the goods! We are going to giveaway 3 issues of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 8. 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 color scheme, and submit by midnight MST, Wednesday, November 13. I will pick three lucky winners and email them. =] Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the tour!



Valerie said:

How fun that you are both on the cover of volume 8!! You might be fooled into thinking B&W&Gray is my favorite combo, since I am on my third quilt in a row in that combo, but really I LOVE color and chocolate brown with rich turquoise and aqua is calling to me right now. Thanks for the chance to win.


Nancysue said:

Congrats on your blocks AND both on the cover!!! How awesome!!! Hubby is a Clemson tiger fan, so my current color scheme is purple and orange :) Go TiGERS!

Beth Patrick

Beth Patrick said:

My fav color scheme is bold crayon colors, red blue yellow orange. Love the camper block!

sandy Lowery

sandy Lowery said:

Way to go, two blocks…yahoo!! Love the trailer one. My favorite colour combinations at the moment are anything “fallish”, maroon, green, rust, brown etc.

Liz Engman

Liz Engman said:

My favorite colors are still blues of various tones. But I do like black and some other bright colors—like neons.

Joyce Carter

Joyce Carter said:

Congratulations to the both of you for getting your blocks on the cover. How exciting! My favorite color combination is pink and green. Thank you for the giveaway.


Cathryn said:

Love the camper! As one who got to vacation in a travel trailer as a child, it reminds me of that fun. The formation one is fantastic too – love the one in the black, grey, white tones.


Kerrie said:

For the holidays I’m loving reds and aqua. For most everything else I’m liking and using purples, pinks, and lime green.

Stacy Moran

Stacy Moran said:

Really enjoyed your blocks.


Gina said:

Right now I am planning with blues, greens and a little brown, maybe a light brown.

Lauren aka Giddy99

Lauren aka Giddy99 said:

Deep oranges, purples, raspberry with charcoal is my dream quilt right now!


sally said:

I adore the little tear drop trailer. I am a huge fan of them, so seeing that I can make a quilt block of one (or maybe a whole trailer park!) makes me a happy camper. I like the other block too, and think I would like to make it with sunset colors. Beautiful.

Diane Hamilton

Diane Hamilton said:

Congratulations to you and your Mom for not only making the issue but by being on the cover! Love the patterns and your blog. Thanks.

Pat Evans

Pat Evans said:

I working on a second quilt (for a little girl) using batiks in sherbet colors.

I really like the back and white version of your block. It’s quite dramatic.

Diane Hamilton

Diane Hamilton said:

I forgot to tell you my favorite color combination is greens and purples—-can’t get enough of those two colors. Congratulations again to you and your Mom!

Janet Greenslade

Janet Greenslade said:

The camper is great my family used to holiday in one of these when I was little. My current colour love is for the quilt I’m making for my daughter, the prints are based on Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘Nevermore’, a blend of black, cream, rust, white and gray. It makes me think of the Goth art it will be stunning when finished.


Karen said:

Great blocks. Congratulations that both of you made it on the cover. my favorite colors are blue and green.


Susan said:

My favorite color combo is blue and white – always, always, always

Helen Ann Close

Helen Ann Close said:

Love the camper block.

Rebecca Schmitt

Rebecca Schmitt said:

Looking at my stash, my favorite colors are blue, red and green :)


Michelle said:

Cute blocks! Love blues! Thanks!

Jess @ One English Teacher

Jess @ One English Teacher said:

I just joined a scrappy trip around the world bee, and I can’t wait for my gray, yellow, and aqua blocks to arrive in the mail.

Betty Woodlee

Betty Woodlee said:

Congrats ‘Cover Girls’! Love your blocks. I’m a pink and sage green girl!

Stephanie Matz

Stephanie Matz said:

I’m really into purples and lavenders these days. Love the block!

Terrie Townsend

Terrie Townsend said:

I love the bright greens and teals


Carol said:

Lately I’ve been leaning towards purples, greens and grays.


Louise said:

My favorite current color scheme is red, pink & aqua. The blocks are neat, and I love your mom’s trailer block!

Rachel Wright

Rachel Wright said:

The black and white Formation!! Wow I wanna play with that block :) very neat!

Doris McCarty

Doris McCarty said:



missmoozie said:

Both of your blocks are wonderful! Congratulations to you both! I love lots of colors together, one of my new favorites is yellow and gray. Thank you for a great giveaway!


Beth B

Beth B said:

Nice blocks!
I tend toward greens, tans and a touch of blue or red. Also love scrappy.


Steph said:

I like bright batiks on black backgrounds.

Barbara Young

Barbara Young said:

I am always drawn to the deep saturated gem colors – ruby red, emerald green, royal blue, royal purple, fushia. These colors work well with all kinds of whites, creams and ivory along with blacks and greys. Lots of choices for great colors.

Lyn Kaufmann

Lyn Kaufmann said:

Love the monochromatic block-it’s something I’ve been wanting to try. Your Mom’s block is perfect for a friend of mine!!! Thank you for sharing today and being part of a giveaway.

Linda Webster

Linda Webster said:

Right now I’m sewing for Christmas so my favorite color scheme is green, red, gold and white.


Ellen said:

I love both of the blocks. I am into blue and green colors right now.

Belinda Braeuler

Belinda Braeuler said:

I am into teal and white.


Donna said:

Great blocks! I’m working with pinks, cream, and brown. (A granddaughter on the way)


RobinSue said:

the blocks are wonderful – I can’t choose which one to make first! Thank you for your video – Location, Location, Location – it took the fear away of paper piecing since you showed a beginner block!


Penny said:

Way to go “cover girls!” I love pastels . . . . . pinks, yellows, greens, blues. However most recently I’m finding myself drawn to darker colors. Love the Civil War reproductions.


Laurene said:

I am enjoying your blog since discovering you about 6 weeks ago!

Nancy B from Many LA

Nancy B from Many LA said:

Your Rollin’ Along block is so cute! I’m going to make it and I don’t even have a camper!


Barbara said:

just discovered blog hop – what a great idea!
I love your block and would probably use some pinks and blues.

Barbara Orozco

Barbara Orozco said:

I love the formation block, I’d make it in a monochrome colour scheme, probably in blues. I love blues, greens and aqua with white and some accent colour like orange or fuchsia. Thanks for the chance!

Loretta Aymond

Loretta Aymond said:

I have two projects going, one is Christmas fabrics but not the standard green and red, it’s more dark pink and teal. The other project is cream, yellow, orange, burgundy & black. Really like both of the blocks!


leanne said:

congratulations on being cover girls – just love your mum’s caravan – its just so cute ! and your extended flying geese is cute too ! my favourite colour scheme is bright pink, orange, and lime green – especially love them together !

Judy Forkner

Judy Forkner said:

I have always loved pairing red violet with yellow green.
Love both blocks!

L. Marcelle

L. Marcelle said:

Favorite color combo is purple and green. I think I have four quilts going right now with that color scheme, love the caravan block.

sandie deahl

sandie deahl said:

I have to confess, when I saw your block I instantly wanted to try a baby quilt out of Dr. Seuss fabrics. Love the mobile home too, will keep in mind for vacation quilt.

Andrea H.

Andrea H. said:

I love reds! The camper is so cute!

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