Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 4
A Holiday Tutorial

Quiltmaker's Blog Tour- 100 Blocks Vol. 4 & a Giveaway


I am so excited to be part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks issue! These issues are always filled with so much creativity and inspiration....I want to make everything I see!

I went through a few different variations of my block before the finished product which is below. I played with the blocks layout, along with some different fabric choices. 

100 Blocks Vol 4

B Squared


Here is the first draft of the block. I started with all solid fabrics, which I love to use! Some of the new patterns that I am working on are geared specifically for solids....and I love how they are turning out! 

100 Block Draft Block 1

But, I wanted a little more oomph (that's a word, right?!) so I changed the center of the block to give that extra bit I thought it needed.

I love how this block can go so many different directions with the layout. Sashing and borders can change things so much! I put together some different layout options for the block for you to see the many ways this block could go. 

The first layouts are without sashing but some of them have an added border-

100 Blocks Layout 1


100 Blocks Layout 2

100 Blocks Layout 4

100 Blocks Layout 7

100 Blocks Layout 8

100 Blocks Layout 10


Or, by adding sashing either vertically, horizontally, or both....

100 Blocks Layout 3

100 Blocks Layout 5

100 Blocks Layout 6

100 Blocks Layout 9

100 Blocks Layout 11

Quiltmaker is giving away lots of great stuff during this blog tour. Make sure you stop by Quilty Pleasures to get in on all the fun & giveaways! If you would like to throw your name in the hat to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 4 leave me a comment. You can tell me anything in the comments...Do you have a favorite layout? Do you like to use sashing in your quilts? Do you like long walks on the beach? What's your favorite season? Mayo or miracle whip? I love to hear from you!! I will draw the winner and email them on Monday, November 14th. But, if you are not the lucky winner you can always pick up a copy when it hits quilt shops November 15th.

If you are new here thanks so much for stopping by! We are working on lots of new patterns and a fun holiday project with a tutorial that will be posted on the blog soon. You can like our facebook page to be the first to know!

Have a Great Day & Happy Creating!








Your block looks fantastic as a whole design!
I like putting blocks on point, I love walking on the beach, probably mayo, LOL!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy!


Your block had lots of possibilities; thanks for showing so many of them. And no triangles- yeah!

Joyce Mitchell

Love the block. Thanks for showing some different setting ideas. This would work with some bright Christmas fabrics - my favorite season. Thanks for the chance to win.


Great block. Congratulations! I love to watch the look of a quilt change by using different block placements.


Congrats on a wonderful block! so many possibilities which is what I like in blocks! thanks!

Donna R. Shelby,nc

I love the scrappy layout, i have had eq7 since it came out but dont understand it all but Dukes Mayo is the only way to go..lol......happy quilting


I love the way your block looks so different by switching up the color layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!


What a lovely block! I love especially the scrappy version without large border. Really cute!


Thank you for showing so many option! I think I have the perfect fabric multiplying in my sewing stash for this block. Prefect for the grandaughter.

Lisa Marie

Your block is wonderful and I love that you showed the color and layout options. I make quilts as high school graduation gifts and make them in the college colors for the school the student will attend. Sometimes it's hard to find patterns that really shine in a two color quilt (or two colors and a background). Your two color layouts are perfect! And the block has a modern feel to it -- perfect for a teenager. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cathy B

I like the first block you showed best. All the settings are wonderful. I like using sashing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. Hugs.


Love seeing all the different ways of setting your block, as well as different color options. Thanks for sharing!


Love your scrappy version with the four patch sashing. Terrific block.

Kris S

I definitely like sashing with cornerstones. Congratulations on being chosen and thanks for sharing in the giveaway.

Sandra Visser

So many colors so many setting options. Grats for being selected.


Love the pictures of possibilities and liked you on Facebook to get updates. Hellman's Mayo for me:)

Catia  in Italy

I like bright colors and your block is perfect for a scrap quilt

kathy h

I like sashing if I am using embroidered blocks or statement blocks but no sashing usually with pieced blocks.I like the secondary designs that appear when they are placed together without sashing.


Thanks for sharing the evolutionary process for creating your block.

Michelle B

Too far to the beach (hundreds of miles!) but on the rare occasions I get there I do love to walk on the beach. It's only Best Foods for me even though there IS a small jar of that other stuff in my fridge. It's left over from my uneducated grandchildren this past summer! Actually, I think it's a genetic thing as their Grandfather likes it. I think your block would make a great kids quilt done in scrappy bright colors.


I can see this block done in bright batik fabrics!! Yummy. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sally King

Hi from Sunny San Diego (Fallbrook). Except today is is raining. lol
Love your block!!!

Debby Patz

Has to be Mayo. I almost always use sashing. and I love the fresh look of your block! Please enter me in the draw. Keep the Miracle Whip.

Debbie R.

I am planning on doing a sampler quilt from the magazine. Your block will be a fantastic addition

Julie Shirley

It's a beautiful day in the Midwest--perfect for an outdoor walk (unfortunately, no eaches!). I love your block and the use of solids--it's perfect to use for quilts for youngsters or teens--quite modern looking! Thanks for the chance to win 100 Blocks!

Lori S

Thanks for sharing your process and all those options. Very educational. A little change sure goes a long way. Thanks for the chance to win!


Love your block! I do like to use sashing on my quilts, and I've started using white more often, as I think it really adds pop to the quilt. I have so enjoyed the previous issues of 100 Blocks. And this one looks just as great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Glenna Reynolds

Love your block. Congrats for having your block chosen!


Thanks for the chance to win. I was lucky enough to win one of the Volume 3 giveaways when it came out, and I'm hoping to continue my lucky streak with Volume 4!

Michelle Harrison

I wondered if your block could be arranged to make an interlocking chain border...It has a lot of possibility.

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