Tuesday, May 5, 2015

100 Blocks Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Yeah!!! It's Blog Tour time and my giveaway day for Volume 11 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!!

If this is your first time here, Hi! I'm Heather. I've been quilting for over 25 years. I'm the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. I teach and lecture in and around Baltimore, MD/PA/DE and Virginia as well as with the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo.  I'm also a contributing author to Classic Modern Quilts. Thanks for stopping by!

This is my second time in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks, and I'm thrilled to share my bock with you: 

Strippy Scrappy Kisses (note: naming blocks and quilts is not my strong suit!)

Here's the cover of the magazine, so you can recognize it in the stores:


Oh, hey, there's my block on the cover! Left side, second one down!


For this one, I stayed with what I like: scrap quilts, improv quilts, string quilts. The block components are simple, and can be changed up in lots of ways.

Here's the original:




And here are some other ways to assemble the block. So versatile!









How about that giveaway? Would you like to win your own copy? Just leave me a comment below. Now that the warm weather is finally here, let me know what your favorite summer beverage is. (Mine is green tea lemonade: brew 8-10 green tea bags in about 2 cups of water. Add to a 2 quart pitcher. Add one sleeve of crystal light lemonade mix. Top with water and ice to fill pitcher. Delish!) For an extra chance to win, follow me on instagram. I'm @heatherkojan. Then come back and leave another comment letting me know you're a follower! Oh, and make sure I have a way to reach you, too!

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy all the other stops on the blog tour!
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175 comments:

June Garner said...

I just followed you on IG.
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June Garner said...

We enjoy green tea as well. We mix a packet of Crystal Light's peach tea in ours.
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GranChris said...

I like Iced Tea with fresh mint. Great block.

Nancy said...

My favorite drink is ice water!

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Nancy said...

I already follow you on IG

Carla Shiver said...

I love these blocks. What a great book!

Carla Shiver said...

I follow you on instagram with the name shroomfrog.

shelleyjwilliams said...

I love lemonade in the summertime! Great block, I will try it!

Anita said...

My favorite summer beverage is iced tea.

Mama Spark said...

My favorite drink is always Diet Coke! Congrats on your block!

Mama Spark said...

I'm so happy to have found you on Instagram!! I am @mamaspark59

Allison said...

Unsweetened iced tea is my go-to summer drink.

Southern Gal said...

I broke my Diet Mountain Dew habit and replaced it with water. It's still not my favorite drink, but I'm trying. ;)

Southern Gal said...

I follow on instagram as @queencitymama89.

Janet said...

Love your block Heather, especially that you can create different designs with it.

kt said...

My favorite beverage year round is ice cold water!

Marcia Hoekstra said...

My favorite summer beverage is ice-cold water.

Dana Gaffney said...

That's a really cute block! I make sun tea all year round.

Amy Verne said...

Congratulations on your block Heather. It would be a good block to hand quilt: no curves!

Gene Black said...

I really like your block. I am hoping I win (or failing that - can buy) a copy

MJ Snyder said...

Congrats covergirl! Strings and scraps, great combo. My go to beverage is lemon water.

Amy Verne said...

Congratulations on your block Heather. It would be a good block to hand quilt: no curves!

Michele said...

Great block.

summer drink? Pink Lemonaide with a slice of lime. Don't know if it is the color, the flavor, or both!

Martina said...

Really great block! I love a cold Rivella (it is a real Swiss drink you can buy in shops) and just plain cold water!

TLC said...

Hi Heather, This is my first time visiting your blog. I was at QM checking out this month's "Bitty Block" and came across your "Kisses and Hugs" quilt. LOVE! I've also been contemplating starting a modern quilt guild in my area. Do you have any sources to recommend on how to start a guild? As for my favorite summer drink, that would be WATER.

Cecilia said...

Great block! I love the rainbow effect you get when using scraps. I love sweet tea!

Cecilia said...

I'm a new follower on IG as Ceciliaquilts.

ledamewood said...

My favorite beverage is water infused with lemon. But yours sounds delicious, I'll definitely be giving it a try.

Julie said...

I love fresh squeezed lemon/limeade. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Andrea York said...

Iced tea and lemonade are my favorites!

sandi said...

Congrats on a wonderful block! I can see myself making this block. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Pat said...

Personally, I like Margaritas :D but since that isn't very practical for day to day consumption, there's nothing quite as satisfying as a glass of ice cold water.

Vicki in MN said...

Your block is so happy, love it. I like raspberry ice tea.

Ruthie said...

Hi Heather, This is my first time looking at your blog. There are so many wonderful ideas, I am going to check here if I want inspiration. Congrats on having your block in the magazine. I esp. like the chevron placement. Ruthie G.

MoniqueB said...

I follow on Instagram. coudre@dmdrafting.com

MoniqueB said...

My favorite drink...hmmm....honestly it would have to be some extremely cold 7up or Sprite with lots and lots of ice chips in it. So, so good on a really hot day. Second to that-iced tea. coudre@dmdrafting.com

Unknown said...

I joined BMQG this year & am loving it!
Carol Fox

Monica Tojek said...

Heather - Are you kidding? That block name is most excellent!

Congrats on making the book once again. Well done!

Debbie said...

My favorite summer drink. Ice water. Love your block. Need to sort my scraps.

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Lee Ann L. said...

I like lemonade and drink that the most! You have a wonderful block! Congrats on getting into the magazine!

Lee Ann L. said...

I am an instagram follower!
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MissPat said...

Summer drink is unsweetened ice tea with a splash of cran-raspberry juice to sweeten it. And then, of course, there's the occasional vodka tonic :)

It's great to see so many doable pieced blocks today. I want to try yours using florals.

Cindy22654 said...

Love the block, Heather. Congratulations! Nothing like a tall glass of lemonade.

Pamela said...

I love this block! I love paper piecing now that I got into it last year.
My favorite summer drink is homemade limeade.
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Brenda E. said...

Iced tea! Your block is so simple yet it can be used so many ways. Thanks bjegrandma@gmail.com

Mary said...

I love peach tea. I also love your block. Scrappy quilts are the best!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I Love your block & the colors! I'm a plain ole water drinker myself - ice cold water. Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
Debby E
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samtaylorcjsmimi said...

oops - forgot to mention that I don't do instagram - but I'd certainly follow you if I did!
Debby E
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Tspoon said...

Iced cold tea

Erin Neuland said...

My favorite summer drink is sweet tea! I follow you on Instagram(eneuland)! Love the block!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I live in the deep south, so warm weather is almost year round. So my favorite beverage is SWEET Iced Tea. Thanks for the amazing block. Congrats on being a cover girl. Thanks for the giveaway!

kris said...

I love lemonade!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am now following you on Instagram :-)

Sandra said...

What a very versatile block you have shared with us today. Just love it and it is just so full of color. I love your lemonade recipe. I believe I am gonna make me some and enjoy the rest of the blog tour. Thank you for being a part of the QM's 100 Blocks, Volume 11 blog tour, sharing your block with all of us and the chance to win a copy of this magazine to enjoy with a glass of this wonderful tea lemonade.

Sandi Timmons
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Donna Cutting said...

You have inspired me with your block, now I can used my leftovers of pretty fabric to make your block. I love lemonade.

Allison CB said...

Hot tea for me! Lovely block!!!

Linda said...

I love Raspberry lemonade: very refreshing on a hot day!

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy so I can get started making your awesome block! I have all the strings ready to go! When it's really hot, I enjoy a cold beer. :-)

Dee said...

My favorite beverage for summer s water with lemon. You block I awesome!

Deborah DeBerry said...

I really like the block--I'm thinking spring is finally here. I like sweet tea, year round, but it seems to be especially pleasing in the hot summer months. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pat V. said...

I love half tea, half lemonade. Very refreshing!

Can't wait to try your block. So fun!

sophie said...

On a hot day, I like lemonade made with ginger and honey.

sophie said...

I'm now following you on IG

~Kris~ said...

I love lemonade - nice and tart.

Judy said...

I'm following you on IG, Heather

Judy said...

My favorite summer drink is a Sea Breeze
With or without Vodka. Vodka, grapefruit juice and Cranberry juice and lots and lots of ice

Judy said...

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utahoosier said...

I love Sangria in the summer. Delish.

Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway! Darling block design.

Cheryl said...

My favorite drink is iced tea...no flavor, no sugar, nothing added...just tea. Love your block-there are so many ways to arrange it!

Tinliz said...

Just give me a tall glass of refreshing ice water and I am happy. jitney41 at gmail dot com

Erin McSweeney said...

my favorite summer drink is lemonade love it

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Erin McSweeney said...

i follow you on instagram erin2470

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Patricia said...

Southern sweet tea! Live your block!

Karen Ackva said...

Congratulations on making the cover of Quiltmaker's! Your block is stunning! I can definitely see making this one! I love to drink frozen margaritas in the summer! Yummy! Have to wait for it to warm up though! Hugs, Karen

Nancy Sue said...

My favorite beverage in cold AND hot weather is hot coffee with a dabble of coconut oil :)

Loris said...

Love your block in the X shape and in the O shape.
I'm kind of boring. Diet Coke or plain cold water is generally the way I roll...all year long...maybe some iced tea if it's a long hot spell :-)
Thanks for joining the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks tour.

Margaret Andrews said...

Love your colorful block. As to favorite drink it is just plain old water from the sky as we catch our water from the roof. We live on a island and it has lots of rock and lots of rain!

Angie Sue said...

Unsweetened Ice tea!

delaineelliott said...

I love your block! Looks very versatile. My favorite summer drink is Long Island Iced Tea. Thanks!

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WoolenSails said...

Wonderful block and I like how it can be changed around for new looks. I drink watered down orange juice, gives it just enough flavor and lots of water to keep me hydrated.

Debbie

Quilting Tangent said...

Nice scrappy block, lemonade is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

April Shae said...

I love citrus green tea during the hot summer months! It reminds me of my feet in the sand at the beach! We freeze them and then sip on them in the sun as the tea thaws!!

Lisa Marie said...

When it's hot outside I like iced coffee with a bit of chocolate syrup in it. Love your block, scrappy with controlled colors is always a winner with me.

Sandy Curtis said...

Iced tea or tea lemonade made with frozen lemonade concentrate

JANET said...

Water is my choice. When it gets really hot (100's) and water won't do, then I go to iced tea.

Margaret said...

Love this block. my favorite drink is diet coke with lots of ice

Margaret said...

I already follow you on instagram as marg1950

Jitka said...

I like water with lemon sauce or white wine with water.

Cynthia Knapp said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. I love your block. I like scrappy and bright colors and this is right up my alley. My favorite summer beverage is lemonade made w/ frozen canned lemonade and I add a squeezed wedge of lemon to my glass. It adds so much flavor. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Cynthia Knapp said...

Hi! I just signed up to follow you on Instagram. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Lori said...

congrats. this is such a fun block. I love to make my own iced tea. I like it light so when I make it I make it dark so I add water to it. I like to think it last in the fridge a bit longer that way. lol I make a gallon at a time. 2 Lipton tea bags and 3 constant comment tea bags. has a nice light orange flavor.
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BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I like two equally well. Unsweetened Teas and cold beer....:)

Jen Beatty said...

Mix of peach & sweet teas is my choice.

Summer said...

Great block! My fav is cold brew iced coffee. hm, maybe I will make a batch today. I already follow you on IG.

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

I just love blocks that let me use up scraps! Great design :o) My favorite summer beverage is iced coffee...yum, yum!! Thanks so much for an opportunity to win a copy of the Volume 11 issue!

Elizabeth said...

Your block is very summery itself--though, obviously, versatile depending on fabric choices. It could even be used in a signature album quilt.

In summer I love sun tea, unsweetened, but occasionally need a fix of Kool Aid Lemonade (half the sugar, though).

SoccerMom said...

I LOVE your block. A great way to use up your stash, and so many different possibilities. My favorite summer beverage is ice cold lemonade with mint leaves.

JoyceLM said...

Sweet tea is my favorite. Thanks.

LindaSchiffer said...

I love sparkling water with LOTS of ice in summer time.

:) Linda

Marla's Crafts said...

Very pretty. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Becky Rabalais said...

I love water with lemons. Thank you for sharing this super block!!! Can't wait to start sorting my scraps into colors to make an X and O quilt. Thanks again!

Becky Rabalais said...

I'm a new follower on Instagram!

Judy1522 said...

Your block is a great way to use up some scraps and it looks nice in all the versions you have shown. I like nothing better than a glass of ice water on a cold day.

Linda Big D said...

I love these blocks!

Ellen said...

My favorite summer drink is lemonade. Love the scrappy block.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute block. I usually drink just ice water.

Joanna said...

Peach tea is a favorite of mine. I like that your block is so scrap friendly. It looks super.

wendy said...

I drink a variety of teas...hot in the cold weather and iced in the summer. Love your happy block!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I'm a water drinker year around. Sometimes I like peach tea. I love your block!

Vicki H said...

My favorite is Peach tea. It comes in a powder mix.

Lu said...

Love your block Heather. My favorite drink is a cold glass of good "well" water. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Kathy H said...

Great scrappy block. My favorite summer drink is lemonade.

Julie in WA said...

I am a water person, no ice.
I think your block would look great in the zig zag pattern!

Melody Lutz said...

How fun to be a covergirl! Awesome block too. Mine is Jasmine Tea....so refreshing.

Diantha said...

My favorite summer beverage is iced tea. I usually use decaffinated black tea, but your green tea lemonade sounds good!

Emily C said...

I love raspberry iced tea. So gooood.

Laura Ferdal said...

I love honey ginger lemonade.

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Julie said...

I love your block! I like fruit infused ice water in the summer, but I am also naughty and enjoy a real sugar pepsi once in awhile too.

Cathryn said...

My favorite drink is ice tea, made with black tea, with a dash of lemon juice.

Lorraine Le Blanc said...

Love your block! I have a plastic container full of bright scraps that would work great.

My family makes "Easy Party Punch". 2 packets of orange Kool-Aid, a large can of pineapple juice, a quart of water, 1/2 cup of sugar, liter of 7-Up or Sprite (can be diet), and a few scoops of orange sherbet. Delicious!

minibea12 said...

I like to drink sun tea!
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Texastam said...

My favorite drink is water with orange, lemon and raspberries in it. I love it!

Deb said...

I'd say ice cold lemonade.

Susan Arnold said...

Lemonade! Love the block!

Marie said...

Water is my favorite all the time drink. Do love an iced coffee or Frappuccino for a treat.

Walter said...

I like an Arnold Palmer (iced tea & lemonade) thks. pjrcontest (at) msn (dot) com

pharmgirl75 said...

Frozen lemonade is my favorite summertime drink.

Joyful Quilter said...

I have a large abundant lemon tree in the back yard...LOVE fresh squeezed lemonade.

LizA. said...

Arnie Palmer - 1/2 lemonade 1/2 tea

Rachell said...

Hugs and kisses blocks are great!
I love lemonade. Strawberry or raspberry.
I'm also very partial to Crystal Light Energy in the Pomegranate Lemonade.
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Aunt TC said...

Such a pretty block, so colorful, and easy to use different ways. My favorite beverage is iced tea - plain, brewed, no flavoring, and no sugar.

Lee said...

iced coffee!!

KMSC said...

I love raspberry lemonade but your green tea lemonade sounds delicious too.

Terri said...

I love your use of bright, cheery colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Terri said...

I forgot to mention - my favorite summertime drink is an ice cold Pepsi in a frosted glass mug.

Laurie Parrack said...

Your block looks very fun. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine. My favorite drink is sweet tea. It just quenches the thirst and heat of summer so well.

CurlyGirlMom said...

I love the block(s) you created! So much potential for all those little scraps! My favorite summer drink is water... Honestly. LOTS of ice though. Sometimes I put fruit in it, but normally just plain.

nancyr said...

I love your block! I love seeing new ways to use my scraps! I love a tall glass of ice tea and on those special occasions a nice margarita!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love scrappy, I love strings and I love your block!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I just started following you on IG--my favorite beverage is plain iced tea--no sweetener, just a sprinkle of True Lemon or True Lime.

vwlady said...

My favorite is flavored water, either mango or grapefruit.

vwlady said...

Unfortunately, I don't do instagram. Just not that much connect to social media. I find it takes away from quilting. But, thanks anyway.

Tina Jeo said...

Love the versatility of your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tina Jeo said...

Forgot the drink. Passion ice tea, but I would like to try your green tea lemonade.

craftygramma said...

Hi- I'd love to make your block in x's and o's ... in the shape of a heart. My eldest grandson left this in a note to my two granddaughters!So cute!

In summer we make sun tea with green tea and fresh mint or with Constant Comment tea. Yum.

thanks

lotsofteapots said...

My favorite summer beverage is sipping a French rose on the back deck.

Barb said...

I like ice cold lemonade!

Jill Hicks said...

I love iced chai tea latte. Your block is fun.

Linda said...

Peach iced tea! But I'm gonna try yours too!!!

Linda said...

New follower on Instagram!

Jen Barnard said...

I like cloudy lemonade.
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Lisa E said...

I like lemonade in the summer. Your block is so cute. Love the colors.

VA said...

Raspberry lemonade is my favorite!

Diane said...

I am a sweet tea lover year round. Love the block, Heather! Thanks for the giveaway.

Diane said...

I am now on Instagram. Thanks for the giveaway.

EmileeHope said...

Old fashioned super sweet tea (southern style!) or fresh lemonade!

Barbara Bailey said...

I'm from Texas, so it has to be cold sweet tea!
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Karen Thurn said...

Favorite warm weather beverage is cold Old fashioned fresh lemonade with lots of pulp. kthurn@bektel.com

Auntie Clark said...

Water with lemon.
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Lavonna ZWB said...

Favorite? Just plain old ice water.

Gill said...

My favourite block today!
I love Pimms!

Kathy said...

Mountain Dew!!!

Debbie P said...

Cute block! I like raspberry lemonade in the summer - so refreshing!

Dody said...

Iced tea! Boring but good.

Andee said...

Crystal light mojito!

Sharon said...

Following you on IG...I am punkydoodle53

Sharon said...

Going to try this block for sure! and I love the green tea lemonade recipe...thanks for sharing!

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Kathy Sue said...

Sun tea! And sometimes I'll make lemonade ice cubes to add to it. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Very cute block. I love cold ice tea. Thanks.

arlette said...

Your block's so cute!!!, my fave drink's Iced tea.

Joan said...

Water--we have the best well water! Inspired by your block, another baby qui,t on the horizon.... Enjoyed having you at our meeting last night!

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Kristina A said...

I'm a Southern Gal...... Sweet Ice Tea.

Dottie Hicks said...

loved the rocket block. I get your emails and would love to get newsletters too.