Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 13 Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Blog Hop! I love Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks ~ like a mini encyclopedia of new blocks twice a year! Here's what the latest edition look like, so you can find it at your favorite quilt shop or craft store.


You can find the complete list of blog hoppers here. Giveaway information at the end of the post!


My block for Volume 13 is called Rocket.


The inspiration for this block came courtesy of a Holiday Inn. Yes, inspiration is everywhere!

I was teaching near Atlanta about a year ago. Throughout the Holiday Inn were these origami art pieces with little rockets. Of course, I thought quilt block. But then again, I always think quilt block.






Simple, graphic. Just what I like! And so many options for different color ways. I love the neutral palette with the pop of aqua/red, don't you? 

I did a quick mock up of Rocket in EQ7. I thought this would be a sweet quilt for a toddler. What do you think? Should I write up a pattern?


On to the giveaway! Would you like to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 13? If so, just leave a comment below. If you'd like to sign up for my newsletter (scroll back up to the top of the page) you get an extra chance! Newsletter subscribers get advanced notice of pattern releases, freebies, giveaways and more! For another chance, follow me on Instagram. I'm @heatherkojan. (Leave another comment saying you signed up for the newsletter and another for following on Instagram.) 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!
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187 comments:

Martina said...

Oh I love it! Such a great idea!

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Kathy L said...

Your block would make a great boys quilt.

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Monica Young said...

I love this block. I'm going to add it to my library for children's quilts.

Sandi1100 said...

Cute block! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

marebear said...

Cute block. Luv your story about inspiration coming from all over. I design patterns, too,and it is so true! Good luck with your Blog Tour today.

Michele said...

I saw a penguin before I saw the rockets.

yes, you should write up your rocket pattern!

Lee Ann L. said...

What a wonderful rocket pattern! Congrats!

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ledamewood said...

Love your block, I make lots of quilts for children and am always looking for clever blocks to make and use in quilts. This fits the bill for some future astonaut, or physicist, or aeronautical engineer.

quilter said...

Great kids block, and a reminder that inspiration is everywhere if you look for it, thanks for sharing.
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Lori Smanski said...

congratulations. such a cute block. i love it with the tails. love how you came up with this block.
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Diane said...

Great block for a boy's quilt!

Loris said...

Fun rocket for quilts! Congrats on having your block included in the Quiltmaker's 100 blocks issue and Thank you for the giveaway!

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Very cute rocket block, would look great in a quilt. Love your story about the inspiration for the block. Thanks for sharing. Diane O

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your block is amazing! Very creative.

Kathryn said...

Good block design for any child. I already subscribe to your blog.

rrjane011749 said...

Very interesting block!

Terri said...

I love learning about how others are inspired. Thanks for sharing your story and for the chance to win!

Wanda said...

Your block would make a great quilt for a boy. Now all I need is a boy to make it for.

Tammy Wiseman said...

Nice!! Block

Sandra said...

Simple - graphic - Just like your block, Rocket. Can't get much better than that. Also enjoy so many options for different color ways. Thank you for being a part of QM's 100 Blocks and the chance to try and win a copy of this magazine for myself.

gabriella said...

Sweet ideas

Melody Lutz said...

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Diane said...

The perfect block for my rocket scientist husband! Thanks Heather!

Diane said...

The perfect block for my rocket scientist husband! Thanks Heather!

Melody Lutz said...

Your rocket SOARS!

Diane said...

I follow you on instagram. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane said...

I follow you on instagram. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

The perfect block for my space-loving grandsons!

Allison CB said...

Wow - the oragami is really unusual! Wonderful interpretation!! Thanks for the chance!
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tac73 said...

Love the rockets! I am looking for space themed ideas for child's quilt.

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Karen in Breezy Point said...

Cute block--love how you found your inspiration!

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VA said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees quilt blocks everywhere!

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Julie in WA said...

Yep, quilters see patterns for quilt blocks everywhere they go! Rockets is an adorable block!

Cecilia said...

Great childrens' block! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Love the rocket layout. Yes! Write up that pattern soon. Thank you for the giveaway. rmgsummers @ yahoo . com

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love the rockets. Our children are growing up without a vision of space travel. We need to re-ignite that. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Sherryl said...

The rocket block is great - you should absolutely create a pattern with the flames added! There are never enough patterns suitable for little boys (or for girls who like rockets for that matter).
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Darlene B said...

What a great rocket block! I'm sure some little boys would love to have their own rocket quilt.

JANET said...

The rockets are cute! Would make a great kid's quilt.

OhioLori said...

Very Creative idea!! Super job!! Great one for the Granboy!! :)

Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Yes, your unique rocket pattern idea is a winner. I like the EQ7 layout quilt pattern.

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OhioLori said...

I signed up for your Newsletter! Glad to have found you, thru this Hop! :)

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the mockup with the flames. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Yes, yes! Write up a pattern! I have a slew of little boys in the family that are going to be over the moon for rocket quilts!

Jennifer said...

I subscribed to your newsletter! Can't wait to see what inspiration you come up with next!

Donna W said...

What a fun pattern. Thanks for sharing it with us.

KatheG said...

How endogenous - thanks for sharing.

lalaluu said...

Hello from Space City Houston where we love rocket blocks! ;)

Janet said...

What a fun block! Thanks for the rocket idea.

Beth said...

I don't think you can go wrong with a rocket pattern--so many kids (young and old) love space travel.

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Debbie Rhodes said...

what a clever block...

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Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great block! So perfect for a little boys quilt. Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmaker's 100.

Thanks for a chance to win.

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Rhonda Davis said...

A great block that I'm sure my grandsons would love.

Nancy said...

I LOVE your inspiration for your block! And yes, it would make an awesome quilt for a boy! Or girl too!

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anna brown said...

Very kid friendly block ty for sharing...... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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Anita said...

What a fabulous rocket!

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Linda Dixon said...

I am on your news letter reply! I love your quilt named Roy!!! The rocket is great idea for a boys space quilt!

Anne Simonot said...

This is so cute! Inspiration is everywhere. annesimonot@sasktel.net

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Nancy Green said...

Love your block. It would make a wonderful kid's quilt. Congratulations on your block being selected.

barbara woods said...

love your block, great for a little boy

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Lisa Marie said...

Your block and quilt designs are just wonderful! Funny the places we find inspiration, isn't it?

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Cynthia Knapp said...

your rocket block is very cute! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Trina A said...

what a fun block for a little boy!

Lee said...

Congrats on such a cool block!!

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~Kris~ said...

Cute block! I bet little boys would love it. It's fun to see your inspiration translated into fabric.

kt said...

Fun block! Great for a space loving boy (or man!)

Dana Gaffney said...

That is so cute, it would make an amazing quilt for a little boy.

Dorothy H said...

neat quilt block. Boys or girls quilt pieces.. Love it.

Joanna said...

Your rocket block is fun and unique.

ritainalaska said...

great block ... do work up the pattern!

Kathy H said...

Wonderful block and with summer coming and fireworks, it's perfect.

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Donna Cutting said...
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Donna Cutting said...

Now that is a creative block. Thanks for sharing.
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J. Partyka said...

I know a little girl who'd love a rocket quilt as her daddy is an aeronautical engineer. She loves all things to do with rockets.

Joye with an e said...

Interesting. One way I looked at it I thought it could be a bird house (by leaving off the bottom flame). Thanks for the chance to win.
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Havplenty said...

An interesting block and I like the colorway. Yes inspiration is everywhere you look.

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Jill Hicks said...

Fun, fun block.

Manda said...

Super cute!

Manda said...

Super cute!

jrt14 said...

Thank you for a chance to win. I love your rocket and it is amazing what can be inspiring when you just look around you.

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I am following you on instragram.

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Auntie Clark said...

My husband watches the NASA Channel all of the time.
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Paige said...

What a fun block! Thanks for sharing the backstory about the inspiration!

Paige said...

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JoyceLM said...

Cool block - my great nephews would love it. Thanks.

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Joyful Quilter said...

You should definitely make up a pattern - it would be a great little boy's quilt.

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I've also signed up for your newsletters. Thanks for the giveaway.

kaylace said...

Nice block... I can see this as a boy's quilt but it could be modified for military service folks as well.

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Elizabeth said...

This block would be so cute with novelty fabric, especially of planets, or planes, or clouds...hmmmm.

prairiekat said...

Adding the flames to the rocket really made the block cute in the baby quilt Thanks for sharing, Kathy in colo

GranChris said...

I adore rockets, takes me back to the space days. Too bad this generation doesn't have that much fun.

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Walter said...

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Rachell said...

yes, please, make a pattern! I have 3 boys, so I'm usually on the lookout for. boy patterns.
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Walter said...

Great block for a future rocket scientist! pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

Cathryn said...

Neat block, that rocket. The quilt looks like a perfect little boy's quilt. Pattern is a great idea.

Sewgirl said...

Fun block. And Congrats on getting your block in the magazine!

lefuntz said...

My grandson is 5. No longer a toddler and he would love that quilt. Actually he loves all vehicles (he can name most of the cars he sees) so I think that block would look great in a sampler quilt. With those flames. Definitely with the flames!

Jen Barnard said...

Great block!
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Renea said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a great book. Your block is really cute. I have a grandson who might like the quilt using this block.

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Nancy Sue said...

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Nancy Sue said...

I have a son who is rocket happy! Your block is on the top of my to-do list!! Congrats on being in the issue!!

Tina Jeo said...

Thank you for your block. tljeo@yahoo.com

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Kalynn's Creations said...

Love the rocket! I am excited to start receiving your newsletter.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Congratulations! I love your rocket block...it would make a great quilt or pillow for a little boy!

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Tu-Na Quilts said...

This block would make a really cute quilt for my grandson who loves rockets! Quilting inspiration can strike anywhere. My husband came out of a man's restroom once and said the floor tiles would make a good quilt block. It was tempting!
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Brenda E. said...

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Brenda E. said...

This was a wonderful read on the backstory to your inspiration for your block.

Margaret Andrews said...

What an original block, even tho the inspiration came from Holiday Inn. It was nice that you actually followed through after seeing the blocks. I always say what a neat idea, I should make it out of fabric. Now many others will make your design...what fun! I really like the extra block that makes it into a rocket. Thanks so much for sharing.

Judy1522 said...

What an interesting block! When I first saw it before I had scrolled down the thought that went through my mind was origami so you did a fantastic job of interpretation. I have an airline napkin that I have been hanging onto that has given me inspiration for a quilt. Now I just need to turn it into a quilt.

Carol Sc said...

Cute block for a little boy's quilt --- and I have just the the grandson who would love it! I'm picturing it going off in many directions.

pharmgirl75 said...

What a cute idea for a boy's quilt!

Catskill Quilter said...

What an unusual block! It is striking.

Debbie P said...

Cute block!! I just became a Grandma to a wonderful grand son so your design will come in handy!! Thanks!

Diantha said...

Cute block for a kid's quilt.

Allison said...

I love Rocket, particularly the EQ7 version. Perfect for my grandson.

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Lisa E said...

Very cool block. I like the layouts.

Bella Harriger said...

I think any young boy would love a quilt made with this block.

S Walker said...

What a clever idea. My great grandson would love a quilt with this block.--swalker287 (at) aol (com).

Rommy van Houten said...

Flying To the moon with this Nice block. Great ideas for the grandson's quilt

Laura said...

Very fun to see the inspiration for the block!

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Nancy Tanner said...

love your block thanks for the giveaway

Rommy van Houten said...

Flying To the moon with this Nice block. Great ideas for the grandson's quilt

Bernadette Sterry said...

That's such a clever block! I have a cute little guy in mind for a rocket quilt, and an adorable astronaut-crazy little girl, too!

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MJ Snyder said...

Fantastic! Rocket is adorable. I love the tails too...

Karen Brewster said...

Perfect block for a little boys quilt especially with the tails added.

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Joyce Hennessey said...

Love the block. Very clever.

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KMSC said...

I would love to win this Quiltmaker magazine. Congrats on having your block included!

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CONGRATS ON YOUR BLOCK! NEAT GIVEAWAY>THANK YOU!
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Farm Quilter said...

Congratulations on have such a cute block in the magazine!!! Love it!

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Janie said...

I enjoyed how you were inspired to create your rocket. Your block turned out great.

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Daria Phair said...

Congratulations on being published, Heather! What a cute block for a boy's quilt, and I have two grandsons, who need quilts. ;->

Unknown said...

What a cute block! And simple is definitely the best way to go!
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Shelly sandy said...

Having worked at NASA's Johnson Space Center for 10 years and then for Universiti s Space Research Association, I really appr crate good space themed quilts and blocks. I also love the 100 blocks magazines since I love making mini quilts!

Monica said...

I have never done any curved pieces. But I'm about to make a quilt for a wedding present that has curved pieces. The wedding has passed I think I'm a little hesitant.

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