Quilt Blocks

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7: Framed Quilt Block

It’s that time of year again!–Time for the  Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog tour. =)  This magazine is such a wealth of great block designs and I am excited to have a block featured.  It even made the cover–can you guess which one it is?

As many of you know the whole quilt/block design process is my favorite part of making a quilt–it ranks right up there with my love of fabric.  This block came to be after a fun time playing in EQ7–it combines traditional patchwork with a slightly modern spin.  The solids contribute to a modern feel–they are a mix of Moda Bella Solids and Cross Weaves, Robert Kaufman Kona Solids, and maybe a Free Spirit Solid or two).

The instructions for my block, Block #700, can be found on page 71 in the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7  which hits stores next week.

This block is pretty cool used just by itself in a quilt–here it is in Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda:

But, it’s even niftier when used with a 2nd block–Here I’ve used a 2nd block and Folk Tale Fabric by Natalie Lymer for Lecien Fabrics.

Or this one using Avalon by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics:

The possibilities are endless!  You can see another take on my block in the sampler, block tester, Sheryl Patton made.  It’s pictured in the Block Tester’s Gallery on page 90.  She used Lovely by Debbie Beaves for RJR fabrics and combined my block with two others to create this lovely sampler.

You can see more peeks of the blocks in the issue, visit other blogs participating in the blog hop, and enter great giveaways over on the Quiltmaker’s Blog.

Giveaway Details:

Would you like to win a copy of  the soon to hit Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks?  Just leave me a comment here & tell me about your fave type of quilt–do you prefer modern, traditional, applique?  I’ll draw a winner on Monday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Giveaway has now ended.

Comments (317)

  • I like modern, but also love traditional blocks done with modern fabrics. All quilts are good – how could they not be?!? Love your block and all the possibilities that lie in it!

  • clean, clear modern style appeals to me most of all. I greatly admire complex traditional but I like to finish a quilt in a couple of weeks rather than a couple of years!

  • Loved the first quilt with the single block, but the second layout is even better! Congrats on making it into the book, Corey!

  • I like to do traditionel blocks in a modern fabric :-) thanks for the chance to win!

  • I liked the single block you made, these days i go for modern look and very bold bright colours, they always get a wow. Would love to win this book, so i can make more.

  • Love your block! I love traditional blocks but am really enjoying all the modern new blocks with fun fabrics!

  • Love the look of your block with the solids. I enjoy trying new blocks with modern fabric & love to foundation piece too.

  • I just like quilts. Modern, traditional, applique – I tend to swap and change between techniques. I love your block. It works wonderfully on it’s own or combined with others.

  • I like your block – especially made up in solids!
    I like modern quilts!

  • In general I prefer a modern look. Love your versatile block!!

  • I have been drawn to applique lately-much to my surprise! Like your block!

  • I love quilt modern…


    Maria Filomena

  • I love modern quilts but I also like all sorts of different quilts. I love the 100 blocks magazines. Thanks for the chance to win one

  • I guess it depends on the pattern weather I like modern or traditional. I like paper piecing.

  • I like them all–and I like them combined!

  • I love the look of traditional, pieced quilts with old-fashioned patterns! To me, these are the comforting, snuggly kinds of quilts, and the wrinklier they are the better!! Who couldn’t fell good wrapped in one of those!! I really like your block in the first setting! Makes its own frames for each block! Marmalade is my current favorite fabric line, too! Congratulations on having your block chosen! Volume 7 is promising to be the very best one yet!

  • I prefer modern usually. But I am loving applique and crazy quilts a ton right now.

  • The modern blocks looks so fabulous with the range of fabrics that are now available

  • I like what I call updated traditional. A mix of modern and traditional, I guess. I liked your block when I saw it by itself, but I LOVED it when I saw it combined with others. Very cool.

  • New to the world of quilting, I am still piecing. I have my eye on applique, though, and feel that soon I will stretch out and actually try it!

  • I lean towards traditional and scrappy.

  • Applique I love in tradtional settings!

  • Very nice block! I really liked the second quilt you made using that block and another one. I am more of a traditional quilter and doing hand applique. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  • I love them all!

  • I love, love, love paper piecing patterns. I’m more of a Modern quilter in the fact I enjoy making up my patterns as I go. Most of the time, I have an idea and than just go for it. My favorite patterns are the ones with white background fabric, like your block.

  • I’m basically a traditionalist (I do a lot of handpiecing) and I’m just getting into applique, but I’ve been looking at a lot of the modern quilts lately and they definitely have an appeal! This is a great block with a lot of versatility!

  • I have been experimenting with modern quilts this last year. They are a lot of fun.

  • I love applique quilts.

  • I really like scrappy quilts! Love seeing all your different layouts for your block–they all look great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Applique is my passion of the moment. Tomorrow is a another story…lol Thanks sew much for this chance to win 😀

  • So many colorways can be used with this block. A scrappy look to use all the leftovers as well.

  • I love the quilt block you made and all of the different ways it can be used!

  • I like all quilts! Traditional pieced with modern fabrics are especially fun.

  • I love your block!! I always thought I was a traditional kind of girl but more and more I find my self leaning toward more modern design. I guess I just love it all!!!

  • What a wonderful versatile block.

  • I love traditional piecing with modern bright fabrics, I recently read that’s called contemporary, so that’s me. I love your block! Thanks.

  • I’m more of a traditional girl, but, I try not to limit myself. I’ve made all three types. Thanks for the chance.

  • I can’t really choose one type because I like all kinds of quilts! Great block and love how you’ve shown the variety of ideas to use it.

  • I like all kinds of quilts–I guess it would depend on the pattern being used, and the day and my mood…lol. Thanks for the giveaway. congratulations on being featured in the magazine too. vickise at gmail dot com

  • I like all kinds of quilts, but lean toward modern colorways. I’ll put white into just about any quilt.

    Your block is awesome! I can see this in solids with white, of course.

  • I really like them all to be honest tho I prefer modern fabric over traditional. Love your block!

  • I like all kinds of quilts but currently I am trending toward traditonal quilts but I have made some of these with modern colorways. I love your block because it can be made in any tradition with the right choice of fabrics.

  • I’m a traditional girl!

  • Congrats!!! It looks wonderful, you did a great job!

  • Your block does have lots of possibilites and thats great! I love quilts! I’m drawn to traditional quilts – especially 2 color quilts, I also love applique quilts with all their lovely details.

  • I love pieced traditional quilts with lots of colour!

  • I love all quilts. I honestly cannot say that there are any designs that I just do not like. I do have a tendency to lean towards modern as of late. I think your sampler quilt is very nice and I love the block you created for 100 Blocks. Congrats.

  • I love modern quilts with and without sashing. :)

  • I’m quite traditional but I also love needle turn applique quilts.

  • I’m with most people, I love all types of designs and mixing when the mood strikes. Your block is great, so clean cut and fresh.

  • I tend to be more traditional but i’m really excited by a few of the modern quilts I’ve seen lately. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I have mostly done modern improv since beginning to quilt 4 years ago, but lately I have really been into traditional scrappy!

  • I am really a tradtional quilter but I am getting to like modern quilting more and more. Yes, your block is pretty cool and is even more so when used with a 2nd block. Thank you for being a part of QM 100 Blocks, Volume 6 tour and giving all of us a chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  • It is great in the solids as well as the prints. I think this is a block I will make. thanks

  • I usually like the traditional patterns but I also have made some more modern quilts. I love the looks of the hand applique but have not had a chance to try that yet.

  • The quilts I love to make depend on the person I am making it for…the time of the year… the season….and what phase the moon is in… :)

  • I like “modern vintage”, using new fabrics with block patterns. Though I am trying my hand at a little improv. LOVE your block with the new Avalon fabric!

  • I normally do traditional blocks but have been doing some appliqueing and found that I love it!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  • My heart just LOVES traditional piecing—but the modern look is “growing on me”.

  • Love seeing your block in all the different fabric choices, gives you lots of options

  • im new so I have been doing traditional and really like them. but I plan on spreading my wings.

  • I prefer applique and traditional patterns. Aren’t we all modern if we are making quilts right now? I figure I have it all covered.

  • I probably like traditional quilts best, but love them all…art, modern, applique..etc. It’s all good! Really like your block and thanks for doing a give away

  • Modern quilts are something I am really enjoying. thanks for sharing such a versatile block.

  • I guess I would be considered a traditional quilter with somewhat modern edge – depends on the fabric chosen for quilt. Love the clean look of modern but also the muted tones of antiques. That is why I love table runners because I can make them in many ways quickly.

  • I have always been ‘traditional’ but lately I’m really appreciating the ‘modern’ looks.

  • Love your block, particularly in the beautiful greens and purples!! So versatile!! Congratulations and thank you!!

  • I guess I would claim to be a traditional quilter but increasingly, ‘modern’ fabric lines and colours are finding their way into my stash and I am experimenting with fusible applique. It’s hard to resist trying new approaches.

  • Love the block, and your precision is wonderful. Way to go!

  • I like your use of solids. I am trending toward some combination of art quilting and modern these days.

  • Love traditional block that can be paperpieced or appliqued.

  • I like traditional blocks with a twist to make them more modern & fun.

  • I am a traditional quilter but have been looking more and more at the modern quilts and liking to try one of them.

  • I like that blocok done in the solids…very nice.

    I have moved more towards modern in the last few years, but always seemed to be a traditional quilter until then.

  • One great thing about this issue and the blog tour is I’m finding a lot of great blocks that are suitable for scraps. The block set straight looks like it would give a scrappy mix a lot of visual punch set against a common background. But I also like that you’ve shown how versatile the block can be in two block settings.

    I tend toward traditional, have a newly acquired love of applique but also have been slowly tiptoeing toward doing some modern work. With quilting I say never say never!

  • I like all kids of quilts. I am trying a more modern approach since I went to a seminar on the modern quilt a while back.

  • I tend to be a traditional quilter. Recently I am enjoying the modern quilt world. I love how your block works easily with a second block. Thank you for the alternate views.

  • I love modern quilts with solid colors contrasted by white. Hmm, kind of describes your block! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I love traditional quilting or applique.

  • I’m loving the traditional blocks in modern fabric. I’m currently not a fan of wonky, applique, or improv. Traditional, pieced blocks are my cup of tea :) Your block looks great repeated in the quilt. Can’t wait to grab a copy of the magazine!

  • I tend to stay on the traditional side of quilting, but there are a few modern looking quilts I have my eye on for a future project….

  • Love your block….I really like all the different layout ideas for it. I like the traditional quilts….I am mostly into scrappy quilts right now.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  • I love applique. Currently appliqueing an entire quilt top.

  • It is hard to choose a favorite but I think I like traditional but I am coming around to liking the modern quilts. I started by making quilts with embroidery, I am having my Birdie Stitches quilt quilted and hope to get it back soon.

  • I prefer traditional with a modern twist. Sometimes the fabric choice can achieve this.

  • Yours is one of my favorite blocks in this edition! (I’m block #652) Personally, I love it in solids.

  • I love most everything in quilting, especially blocks and quilts with bright colors and few triangles. I like quilts that make you eye move about the quilt looking for the colors and the design. Thank you for this great giveaway. Congratulations for have your block in the Quilt Block magazine, well done.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  • I like your block!! I prefer traditional quilting.

  • I mostly like traditional, but I’ve been drawn to some of the modern quilts lately. Love all the new fabrics. Kind of like a breath of fresh air.

  • I think I’m a blend of traditional and modern. I don’t quite fit in either camp really.

  • I’m a traditional kinda girl, but I’m totally into fmq. I love this block in groups! Thanks for your inspiration!

  • Wow – what a versatile block! Right now, I’m really interested in blending traditional blocks with a modern feel (colors, patterns, etc). I love your block using the solids!

  • Wow! Love the many ways this block can be used. And your quilts are wonderful. I like the modern block you made, but can see it in many different fabrics as well. Thank you

  • I like modern combined with traditional.

  • Traditional will always be my favorite. but with my daughters ideas.. I am making more modern.. quilt is a quilt is a quilt in my book so any quilt is fantastic.

  • I am a traditional quilter.

  • Traditional, historical applique patterns like whig rose or Baltimore Album blocks are my favorite. But this looks easy and fun, and jelly-roll friendly too! Can’t wait to get the new issue and try it out. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I have been going mostly traditional in my piecing so far, but I want to move more modern. I also attended a class doing English paper piecing and applique, so I have tried a lot.

  • I like traditional quilts . I have been expirimenting with String Quilts lately.
    I recently finished my Whack n Stack laptop.I enjoyed your blog.

  • Great block and layouts! Wow!
    I am leaning more modern lately:) Love the bright colors!

  • I prefer traditional quilt block patterns. But no templates! Only rotary cut and machine sewn.

  • love the extra layouts using the block

  • I usually go with traditional blocks. Love your quilt settings using the

  • I love traditional with a twist. Thank you for showcasing different settings.

  • I am a traditional gal. I liked the first layout you shared of a quilt made with your block.

  • What a great block for scrap busting! I like all kinds of quilting and usually add something wonky no matter what I’m doing. Can’t wait to get my magazine and go inspiration crazy(er).

  • I like the look of a traditional block with appliqué either in an alternate block or around the borders. You can’t beat a jazzed up 9 patch!

  • Traditional. Congratulations on having a block in this volume. I really love it!! Thank you!

  • I am more of a traditional quilter than anything, although I find myself liking some of the quilts I’ve seen from the modern quilting movement.

  • I tend toward traditional, but liking modern more all of the time. Great block and settings.

  • I like all quilt blocks-try to do something different with each quilt-Thank you for your block

  • I really like your block and enjoyed seeing the different layouts. I like traditional blocks but enjoy trying out a variety of blocks using magazines like 100 Blocks. I enjoy making scrappy blocks.

  • I’m a traditional gal, very cute block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

  • I have just started my first quilt. It is a scrappy quilt which I didn’t think I would like, but so far it has turned out very well

  • I love modern quilts but I also like all sorts of different quilts . thank you

  • I appreciate your use of solid colors in your block. They really show off the block.

  • I love paper piecing and traditionally pieced blocks. I like your block and your bright choice of colors. Thanks for sharing.

  • I love all types of quilts….thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

  • I think I prefer traditional blocks, but I love to try new techniques and styles. This block is fabulous! Thanks for sharing all the various setting ideas, I can’t pick a favorite!

  • I tend to appreciate traditional blocks, either pieced or applique. However, recently I’ve been reading books by Modern quilters and am coming around to that style as well.

  • I have done a couple quilts in traditional patterns using bright modern colors and they have turned out beautiful

  • nice peek

  • I prefer traditional quilts with scrappy fabrics. Your block would fit that quite nicely. Congrats.

  • Love the second block and it’s cheerful colors. Seems it has more movement than the others.

  • I’m a modern girl.

  • I prefer applique over all.


  • i will always love improv but lately i’ve been getting into new interpretations of traditional blocks.

  • I like your block by itself and with another block. I like a variety of quilts from traditional to modern. It all depends on the fabric choices. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  • I like traditional and applique quilts. I really like your block – it would be really fun done as a scrappy quilt.

  • I think I’m a modern traditionalist (which just means I do whatever I want and see where it ends up *grin*) I try not to box myself in to one area, but am playing with all types of styles and techniques.

    Congrats on being in the 100~!

  • Great block. I like traditional quilts with a modern flair. Thanks.

  • Love your block. I generally lean toward traditional quilting, but lately have seen a lot of modern quilts that I like.

  • I’m a Traditional Quilter, I use all the MODERN gadgets though. I just finished a Marti Michell Block of the Month quilt top. I like your Scrappy block and all the setting ideas. Thanks for the chance to WIN.

  • I love traditional blocks…especially when the are combined with my second love of applique. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs

  • I love modern now! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Really nice block….love it in the solids.

  • So many possibilities. I like the block in the solid colors.

  • Wow – that’s a tough question! I’m a sort of traditionally modern kind of girl *giggle* and I love applique too! My favorite quilts tend to incorporate a modern twist and color play to traditional blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I love all kinds of quilts. But lately, I’ve been drawn to the modern quilting movement. Such bold geometric designs. Beautiful.

    Love your block. So many options in the setting.

  • I love modern quilts, I also love applique and paper piecing

  • I like traditional quilting. I like your block and the colors!

  • My favorites types of quilts are paper piecing and applique. I love to incorporate them into different quilts and tablerunners. I also like your block with the many different colors.

  • i’am not a tradionel quilter but i like this book

  • I love country style and applique! But I have to try those modern quilts. Love them too but never did one myself.

  • I prefer traditional quilts but enjoy trying new techniques. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Love your block, Congrats. Thanks. I like traditional

  • This is a really cool block; and I love to see how well it works with other blocks!

  • Love how different colors and layouts make each quilt unique. Thanks for sharing.

  • I like traditional piecing and have started with paper piecing (easier than I thought).

  • I’m a traditional quilter, but I’m intrigued by the modern designs.

  • Have always done traditional. Just started getting into modern. Love your block done in the solids.

  • I guess, right now, I lean towards traditional with a modern twist–like wonky log cabin blocks. However, I seem to do a lot of felt applique each year.


  • I prefer traditional.

  • I like more traditional, so this block in the Marmalade and Avalon really appeal to me. I love how it makes a secondary pattern, and it can go scrappy! Fun! Thanks.

  • I like your block. Thanks for showing the variety when combined with other blocks. I like applique, but tend to actually make more traditional quilts.

  • I prefer machine piecing traditional quilts – but I use moderne bright colours. So I do not know where to rank me.

  • I prefer traditional but really like the Modern feel of your block. I will definitely being doing this one in the future. Thanks so much!

  • unique and different

  • I like your block. The one in the green colorway is very springy! Thanks for sharing.

  • Applique is my favorite technique. I love the different block settings you’ve shown. Great block!

  • I like all of them, very cute quilts. I prefer applique quilts.

  • Congratulations on your block being published. It’s lovely. I like a combination of traditional with a touch of modern. I think applique is pretty, but not generally for me.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  • I definitely love hand appliqué. Your block is really nice. I could definitely see it in batiks with black.great job!

  • I take an applique class which I dearly love but I am leaning toward MODERN quilt styles. Shhhhh, don’t tell my teacher…

  • I like both traditional and modern blocks and mixing various style of fabric to give them unexpected results!

  • I like your block and the various quilts using it which you show. I prefer traditional with something surprising to make it interesting.

  • Woohoo! How fun to be a cover girl! I love all kinds of quilting, but seem to be drawn toward reproduction quilts lately because of how classic they seem to be.

  • Your blocks & quilts are really pretty. My favorite quilts are Log Cabin (the traditional one with little red center square), Sunbonnet Sue & Cathedral Window (love your pillow withe the little birds in it).
    I would like to win a copy of the magazine – have seen so many beautiful blocks on the blog tour.

    Thank you, Betty D in TN

  • I really like modern! Love your block!

  • I love applique quilts.

  • I really like and enjoy traditional blocks, but I’m a modern block gal.

  • I love the modern look! Can’t wait to get the magazine.

  • Me, it’s traditional, but the modern quilts offer so much area to show off quilting they interest me too. I do like yours with so much variation available with just a few changes.

  • I like traditional piecing, but am gearing up to teach myself how to appliqué…Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • i swing … mod, traditional, contemporary, love applique … so i do whatever i want to and have fun. i do like patterns that can be used again and again in different ways. i’ll look forward to seeing your block in this marvelous magazine. hope to win a copy!

  • I love traditional but am starting to try to do some modern type quilts.

  • Just love how well the block plays with others! great secondary designs popping out.

  • I love traditional blocks with modern fabrics

  • “Congratulations!” Your block is “not shabby”! I have tried one paper
    pieced quilt, one with quilting in the ditch, and am presently working on a
    table runner with applique in two blocks and each corner. Yes, I am most
    comfortable with traditional piecing.

  • I usually do traditional blocks but the modern look is growing on me.

  • I love doing appliques the most….but what I think is cool is taking a quilt block and adding an applique to the center of it…patchlique…..Have a great QM vol 7 day and thanks for the quilt block….

  • Traditional is my current style, but I’m fairly new at quilting, so who knows where I’ll go next.

  • I am a traditional type of gal – but I do like playing with colors and fabrics to push the envelope a little. But, definitely give me piecework over applique any day!

  • Hi!!! Very pretty block!!! Wow!!! So many ways to do it!!!! I like all quilt types but am really starting to love the modern!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

  • I just love quilts:) all kinds of quilts!

  • I love all types of quilts, but recently I’ve gotten intrigued by the modern designs that are becoming so popular. I think that will by my next project. Thanks for the inspiration on your blog!

  • I prefer traditional quilts with applique. But I appreciate how modern quilts allow the imagination to run wild.

  • Love the modern look but can’t go past the wonderful looks created by combining your block with another.

  • I’ve always been a more traditional quilter (but maybe with a twist), but lately I’m really liking the look of more modern designs with lots of negative space. I like the versatility of your block.

  • I really am attracted to the old patterns, especially the ones published in the Kansas City Star. But I am into modern piecing these by machine or paper piecing the blocks. So look at the old but bring in the new.

  • I like all the quilts you posted using your block.

  • I am still new to quilting so I am not yet sure what my fav is but I am truly enjoying the process of learning.

  • I like modern and traditional. I’m not very good at applique. LOL

  • I really love some of the modern quilt blocks I see but, I do tend to stick to making more traditional blocks myself.

  • I love your block.

  • I really LOVE the samples you gave for using your block. How different they all are. Thanks.

  • My favorite type is paper pieced modern. Thanks

  • I’m drawn to modern quilts. I’m finishing a baby quilt that’s very modern but I’m also collecting fabric to attempt a 30s pattern one day.

  • Great block. It’s amazing how different it looks in the different colorways. It’s a keeper!!

  • I love the more traditional quilts, just an old fashion gal I guess.

  • I used to be a more traditional quilter but lately the solid colors and some more contemporary patterns are catching my eye. Isn’t it great how quilting can accomodate so many interests? You have a cool block. Congrats on being published and thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • I tend to make more traditional quilt blocks, but have come to love some of the really modern looks. I really like your new Framed block and want to try it soon.

  • I prefer traditional blocks for my quilts, but I also like the bright colors and prints of today’s fabrics which changes that traditional look. I’m growing to like the clean look of the modern quilts shown these days, too. I love your framed block…can’t wait to try it some time!

  • You are so right – this block does offer so many possibilities. I’ve always been a traditional girl, but find myself “pinning” modern quilts in my Inspirations folder. Perhaps a change is in the air!

  • Love the block. What a great way to end the 100! I love it combined with other blocks, too.
    I like traditional, but have been playing with a lot of stuff.

  • I love how this block can be done in so many ways. I’m new at quilting, so I haven’t really established a true preference for one style over the other yet. I tend to gravitate to a pattern that I can imagine in certain color schemes that I know a loved will enjoy. I guess that leave me wide open to just about anything!!

  • I’ve always preferred traditional blocks but have recently started experimenting with more modern designs and fabrics. My daughters love the modern look and I find myself sliding that way myself. Love you block!

  • I tend to gravitate toward traditional blocks and vintage-look fabrics. That’s not all that I work with, of course, but more often than not. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Vol. 7!

  • I especially like a quilt that is a combination of pieced and applique.

  • I’m a traditional girl trying to go modern

  • I love modern and traditional, but I really love solids!!

  • I tend toward the traditional blocks but in modern fabrics like batiks and florals. I mix and match blocks and do a lot of baby/kid quilts in bright primary colors.

  • I like to see all types of quilts. I mostly make quilts that are a mix of modern and traditional.

  • Like seeing the possibilities by using second blocks. I prefer doing traditional quilts.

  • I love traditional patterns made with bright, contemporary fabric. I’d love to win a copy of this!

  • I love the bright colorful modern quilts!

  • I love your block – but not your question! You really expect me to pick a favorite style of quilting??? I really do love it all – I love traditional patterns in civil war fabrics, scrappy quilts, charm quilts, Baltimore album quilts, applique quilts, modern, bright quilts – I just love them all! :)

  • I prefer making traditional quilts. The math teacher in me loves squares, triangles, rectangles, half-rectangles. I was once inspired by a trapezoid table to design a quilt.

  • I enjoy all three! I make mostly scrappy traditional quilts. Your block is one of the most versatile that I’ve seen so far. Thanks for sharing the different settings.

  • I like both modern and traditional. You have designed a great block. One of my favorites.

  • I like traditional, but the modern blocks and quilts sure do have pop! And I like alll the possibilities you showed with your block. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  • I am getting overwhelmed! Not only have I seen so many beautiful blocks, but each one has so many variations! And I seem to find something I like in each one!
    I am more attracted to modern quilts, however, it is always fun to sew a traditional block and watch the wonderful shapes appear.

  • I am a traditional girl. Although I do enjoy the modern ones now! so fun!

  • I like traditional quilts the most, with some applique beginning to show up these days. Love how you showed your block in several finishes. Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh, what a cute scrappy block this would make. Thanks!

  • Like other’s here, I am increasingly being wooed over to more modern fabrics to use on traditional patterns……just not enough time in my life to do justice to all the wonderful changes going on with quilting….:)

  • I love modern & traditional quilts but I also like applique quilts. I love the 100 blocks magazines. Thanks for the chance to win this issue.

  • Oh boy, I think it depends on what day it is as to what quilt type I prefer! I love what I love but I tend to be drawn more toward applique. Your block is wonderful & you have the luck of the sevens.. Volume 7, block 700, page 71…how neat is that!!! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!

  • Modern or traditional, I love them both. I really like the look of applique quilts but so far do mostly pieced quilts. Thanks for showing so many options for your blocks; I think the Fig Tree quilts example is especially striking.

  • I am a traditional quilter, but look forward to trying a modern quilt soon. I love how versatile your quilt is. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

  • Congrats on having your block in Vol 7! I like to do Appliqué on my quilts.

  • I am a traditional quilter who loves applique. I like to combine applique with piecing.

  • OMG! I love this block. I generally do traditional piecing but love to play with techniques. This block reminded me I have a stack of nine patches that would look fabulous in your settings.

  • fabulous block and I love all of the quilts you made from it ! I like modern and traditional quilts :) thanks for the giveaway !

  • Truly, I just LOVE all quilts. Modern seemed a bit ‘off’ to me for awhile but lately I’m really liking them lots. The quilt made up in Avalon was very neat but I love the solids the best.

  • I like traditional pieced blocks with contemporary prints and colors.

  • I really like the traditional stuff, you know, like t-shirt quilts made with well-loved t-shirts.

  • After browsing your website, I certainly have the “itch” to do a modern quilt, otherwise I do mostly traditional. Keep up the great blocks.

  • I enjoy each technique and then depending on fabric choices a modern block can look traditional and a traditional block can appear modern.

  • I love modern and traditional quilts. Traditional quilts with modern fabric are lovely!

  • I prefer mostly traditional, but also some modern. I can’t totally make up my mind… :) Love your block! :)

  • I have been a traditional quilter, but modern is growing on me. I really like your block and envision using it frequently. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  • I am new to the quilting world and not really sure yet which type of quilt I like. Right now I love them all! Your framed block is wonderful and I think the quilt made with Avalon is gorgeous. Thank you.

  • Traditional love making blocks. Thanks

  • Not really into todays modern quilts. Yours is great, I like blocks that play well with other blocks. Wonderful use of scraps, I can see it in batiks and black.

  • I’m a modern/traditional blend sort of person. Thanks for the chance.

  • I am a traditional girl, guess that is from all the beautiful quilts my mom made me over the years, now it is my turn to make quilt for those I love… but for me I am planning on a applique one.

  • I prefer traditional, but I’m getting into applique. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I love all types of quilting but I usually do folk art for myself.
    I love modern styles to make for others.


  • Traditional is the look I am drawn to and construct.. but I admire all quilts..

  • I prefer traditional quilts.

  • Congrats on having your block in the magazine & on the cover! I love 9-patches & haven’t seen one like yours. I like the way the quilts look with it. I prefer traditional & folk art quilts. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  • I love them all! I’m partial to piecing, be it modern or traditional.

  • Love your block! And especially like the layouts showing how to use it with a second block.

  • I love traditional blocks made up with modern fabrics, and set in on traditional ways. Seems like true art to take the best from the past and change it up to be fresh and new.

  • My favorite blocks would have to be traditionally pieced, but with a modern twist. Just love the more modern fabrics, from large scale prints to solids. Of course it’s difficult to really choose, because I seriously LOVE IT ALL! But I personally am more comfy making the traditional blocks.

  • Right now I am favoring applique quilts. But I know I will soon start favoring another style.

  • Love the block and fabric choices.

  • I like traditional quilts the best.

  • Congratulations on having your block published in Volume 7. This block would be great for me because I just love 9 patches! I’m more of a traditional kind of gal, but I want to try all kinds. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I like traditional. I would really like to make this block. I feel the solids are just right for it.

  • I prefer applique blocks; although I am now starting to do more modern quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!


  • I do mostly traditional quilts with piecing and applique.

  • very very cute and simple! just m style, and very versatile.
    I love traditional, with a twist sometimes. I’m learning a bit more appliqué.

  • I like quilts that combine applique and piecing! I love your block in solids.

  • While I really tend to go toward the modern (to look at), I really like all types of quilting. They are ALL pretty to look at, right?! Congrats on your block! It’s so pretty :)

  • I like your block a lot and love seeing it made up so many different ways and with a variety of fabrics. A great block is one that can be done this way.

  • I love traditional quilts but feel I’ve pretty much done them all. I’ve branched into art quilts and am now making modern quilts for my 20-something kids! I love them ALL!

  • My favorite type of quilting is most likely traditional. I like the piecing.

  • I like it all! Modern is calling to me right now…

  • Even though I usually make traditional quilts, I sure can appreciate all the styles and see beauty in every quilt!

  • I tend to pick traditional quilts, but I am intrigued by the trending to modern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • I prefer pieced quilts. Love the Marmalade version of your block.

  • I love all styles of quilts – love them all!

  • Your block looks great when made into a quilt.
    I like aspects of both styles of quilting, probably have been doing more modern quilts lately.

  • I prefer traditional quilting, not sure if it sometimes stretches into modern

  • Anything pieced is good for me, I’m not a fan of applique in the traditional sense. I quite like the glue stick method though and reverse appliqué.

  • My favorite is traditional, particularly 1800’s, pieced or appliqued

  • I like all styles of quilts and I mostly needle turn and make scrappy ones. Thank you for the chance

  • I like traditional blocks made with modern fabrics. Love your block!!

  • I have a soft spot for modern, but really like a variety of styles.

  • My favorite method of quilting for now is pieced blocks, but I am learning to like appliqué too. T enjoy both traditional and modern blocks as long as they “talk” to me. Your block is great!

  • traditional. Your block is a winner.

  • Love all styles, but pieced and applique are my favs – love this block – may have to venture more into the modern

  • Great block. Love the colors! I love all types of quilts, my favorite is usually the one I am working on.

  • I usually go for traditional quilting. I do belong to a stitch group. We all get together and applique – we are all at different levels of mastery. I haven’t finished an applique project, YET! The block is amazing and certainly looks different in different fabrics. I love Fig Tree’s Avalon and it is a great marriage with the block. Congrats on being aceepted into a great publication.

  • I am addicted to applique – doing it and collecting antique applique quilts and blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I love modern quilts. Applique is not my thing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I love very traditional quilts and hand applique.

    LOVE your little Birdie Stitches patterns!

  • I love your block!

  • I like traditional quilt patterns. Thank you for a chance to win.

  • I’m pretty traditional, but leaning towards modern. It’s so crisp and uncluttered, and your block in solids fits that niche. Like it a lot.

  • Traditional all the way!

  • traditional with modern fabrics

  • traditional with modern fabrics
    your block is so versatile based on the examples you’ve shown

  • I gravitate towards modern quilts but I do admire traditional ones too.

  • I love traditional quilts the best, but have been entertaining the idea of trying a modern quilt someday soon.

  • Congratulations on having your block included in this year’s issue. love your block and all the possibilities! Amazing! I’m a traditional girl, however, I do admire the modern quilts.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  • Modern, all the way! Such a lovely block — well done!

  • I always have been drawn to traditional quilts, but more and more I am checking out modern quilts.

  • I Love Quilts any way they come. Congrats on your block being included :) in the next volume. Love the possibilities. Thanks for a chance to win. janita

  • Love your block! I like traditional quilts although I see many modern ones that I like and I have made both.

  • I prefer traditional or pieced and appliqué together. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I think I lean more toward modern. Love how your block looks so different in patterned fabric from the solid.

  • I absolutely love your block – and it’s possibilities! I love elements of modern design with open spaces and colors, but I love using scraps. Congratulations to you and thanks for the give-away!

  • I lean toward modern, but I’m so new to quilting. The little applique that I’ve done was very enjoyable – surprisingly so. But I prefer the simple and clean look of modern quilts.

  • I love modern quilts I love all the colors.

  • I’m a bit like the old Donny and Marie show …A little bit of this and a little bit of that. I’m pretty eclectic, so I like trad, modern, appliqué, quilt as you go. I love your layout using Marmalade. I’ll have to put that on my bucket list. Honestly, I have several from the blog hop on the list, I think I’ll need a bigger bucket!! Congrats on a great block! Way to go!!!!!

  • Loved your block. I’m glad the Blog Hop brought me here. I’ve browsed your site and found a lot of great ideas. Thanks for posting the free pattern for “Urban Village”.

  • I’m glad I’m not too late to enter! I love any quilt that inspires me. I tend to actually finish modern improv quilts, but I love making traditional blocks too. I’ll have a sampler someday.

  • I love to do traditional blocks with modern fabrics. But I really like the “Modern” quilters are doing.

  • I love the modern quilting movement! Your lock with those solids is just so beautiful and inspiring.

  • I like traditional and modern quilts, but I am especially drawn to quilts that combine applique and piecing. Your designs are great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • My favorite kind of quilt is one that is made sturdily enough that it can be snuggled in and washed repeatedly! :-) (I like all of modern, traditional, reproduction, and applique quilts…)

  • Traditional blocks made with modern fabrics is a winner for me.

  • Traditional has been a really good place to start obtaining basic skills and techniques but modern stretches me and it’s exciting so there is a foot in both camps. Your block is beautiful and versatile I would enjoy playing with it Thank-you for everything.

  • I love your block both in solids and patterns. I like how you paired it up with other blocks. You can get some really pretty secondary patterns. I am still learning so I like modern/traditional quilting.

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