Welcome 100 Blocks, Volume 9 Blog Tourists!

I’m so excited that my block appears in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 9! And, I’m tickled pink it’s on the cover! Woo Hoo!


So, which block on the cover is mine? Spring Tulips is upper-right corner. Inside the issue it’s on page 29.

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips

My inspiration for Spring Tulips was a quilt from the 1930s that I have owned for many years. The quilt is not in very good shape, but I love the quirky appliqué shapes. Someone spent a lot of time hand appliquéing and hand quilting this lovely quilt. And, I’m happy to give it a new home.

1930s Tulip quilt

1930s Tulip quilt

I’ve always love creating and playing with blocks. It’s fun seeing how they will look in different settings and fabrics. And Electric Quilt (EQ7) makes it oh-so-easy! The first version is a tradition setting with pieced sashing.

Spring Tulips quilt 1

Next, I changed the pieced sashing to plain strips and added red and black fabrics. This version would make a great Christmas quilt.

Spring Tulips quilt 2

And last, but not least, I added my Round and Round block from 100 Blocks, volume 5. I also changed the color palette to blue and yellow. Yowser!

Spring Tulips quilt 3

The 100 Blocks Blog Tour continues through May 2. Stop by all the blogs for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Quiltmakers 100 block, volume 9.

For more great appliqué designs, check out my book Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts.

Happy Quilting! ~Nancy

About Nancy Mahoney

I'm a traditional quiltmaker, teacher, and Martingale author. I enjoy traveling to guilds and events around the country, sharing my quilts, teaching my piecing and machine-applique techniques, and visiting gardens. You can find me on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.
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205 Responses to Welcome 100 Blocks, Volume 9 Blog Tourists!

  1. Loriann says:

    I think a spring table topper would be fun with this block.

  2. Patricia S says:

    I love all the colorways you illustrated for your block. Now to choose…..! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your giveaway. 😀

  3. hanke says:

    love your block! I am Dutch, so I love Tulips 🙂 thanks for the chance!

  4. Susan in OK says:

    Thank you for bringing an old block back to live for many, many quilters. I love the block and the variations shown are wonderful. Congrats on another publish. We are the winners.

  5. Loris Mills says:

    Your block looks lovely in each of those colorways! Beautiful!

  6. Lisa wolf says:

    This block is just what we all need. What a winter, what a spring! Bring on the FLOWERS!

  7. Laura McFall says:

    What a beautiful block! Looking forward to meeting you in July in New Braunfels! Thank you for the chance to win.

  8. Love how sweet your Spring Tulips block is! And, Wow-oh-Wow!! Combining it with your Round and Round block is brilliant…so stunning! Thanks for sharing different setting ideas :o)

  9. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    I guess I’m to late for the drawing, but I love your block.

  10. Gloria S. says:

    Pretty block!

  11. I love the red,black,white,green one -I like more traditional type applique. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. QuiltinGram says:

    Really like the one with all red tulips!

  13. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    This is a fun tour, thank you for putting my name in for the drawing.

  14. I love the purple version!
    but flowers go well with everything!

  15. Joy says:

    Great block – it would make the perfect center in a medallion quilt.

  16. Pamela Reim says:

    Like the various ways you used your block.

  17. Janet T says:

    Nice Block! Love the last quilt. Great design.

  18. Karrie Smith says:

    Congrats on your block! It’s so pretty 🙂

  19. Terri says:

    Love the third version. Fantastic.

  20. Barbara Y says:

    I thought that the quilt # 1 was stunning and then you showed #3. Wow. My mom would so love that – she is a gardener and loves the bright popping colors – and this sure qualifies. Great job on a great block. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

  21. MaryBeth says:

    Wow!! Talk about variety. Great job.

  22. Linda says:

    I really like this block. Thank you for the chance to win.

  23. LeAnne L says:

    Love this block and the inspiration quilts.

  24. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    Beautiful block! I love the old quilt you took the lead from and love how bright and fresh your block looks. I will look forward to trying my hand at this block. Thank you for sharing.

  25. Pat Wade says:

    I love that tulip block. Thank you.

  26. Bev Hernandez says:

    I like the combination of your two blocks .. tulips and circles.

  27. Karen says:

    I love the blue,yellow and orange setting!

  28. Karen Martin says:

    Very pretty block — love seeing all the different versions!

  29. Donna Joy says:

    Love your pink tulips, the fabric is just right, how do you pick such lovely fabric and know that it is just the one?

  30. Nancy says:

    Your block is great and I love each of the quilts you designed using it. I can even picture myself doing it in wool applique. Perfect quilt to symbolize spring!

  31. Christie says:

    I love your block. The antique quilt is precious and your purple version is stunning!

  32. Anita says:

    The purple quilt looks so much like Spring. Great job

  33. Gina says:

    Fabulous !! I love your block and would buy this book just to have it. Well done as usual!

  34. sara says:

    i absolutely love the yellow and orange version! what a happy quilt. thank you so much for the chance

  35. Renata says:

    Love the block. I can see a wall hanging in this.

  36. Susan Gilliam says:

    I would really love to win a copy of Quiltmakers 100 blocks #9. It has so many prettty blocks. I love yours! I love to do machine applique.

  37. Mary Lomax says:

    I am not very good with appliqué but love the block.

  38. Diann Cornell says:

    I like the blue and yellow version of your block the best.

  39. Deb says:

    Love the tulips, and I like the last quilt blocks you pictured the best – so bright and colorful!

  40. Sarah says:

    I love the tulips combined with your circle block! Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Sherrie Naquin says:

    Really love the tulips block! Love the different colors and patterns you used to change the look of the quilts.

  42. Barb Colvin says:

    Yowser! Spring has sprung. Gotta love those vibrant splashes of color tulips bring every spring.

  43. Joyce Carter says:

    So pretty. I especially like the purple quilt. Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I love tulips! I wish they lasted longer than they do though. Love your block too. It is a way to make tulips last longer!

  45. Judy says:

    What a charming block! It looks like fun to make.

  46. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Pretty block – got to learn how to applique. Thanks.

  47. Gwen W says:

    Love it – I need to sew up some tulips that the deer won’t eat!

  48. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    Great block, love it! The orange one is definitely bright, but I love the combination of the two blocks.

  49. Tabitha Keener says:

    I think your block is beautiful! I’m new so I’m learning how to applique but it’s slow going. I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!


  50. Diantha Howard says:

    I like your block a lot, in all its variations. I actually like the purple version with the sashing best.

  51. Steph says:

    Love all the photos at the top of your site. I also really like the new block setting with your Round and Round block. Congratulations!!

  52. Liz Engman says:

    I love the way your color choices for the tulips give them a feeling of transparency, like the sun is shining through them. The combination of this block with the Round and Round block works REALLY well!

  53. Madeline says:

    I would like to make that block into a spring wall hanging. I like to have different ones for each season.

  54. Beth T. says:

    What a great block. I think your choice of the black fabric for the vase just makes it…but then, I like it in the other color combos, too, so I suppose it is just a really good design. 🙂

  55. Gunda S. says:

    such a nice spring enspired block, will see what I got for an idea, when i have the magazin

  56. Love your block! Lots of possibilities! Thanks for counting me in for the giveaway draw.

  57. Maureen says:

    I love your block Nancy & the purple variation is stunning. The antique quilt is gorgeous too. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.

  58. Rosalie says:

    Love your block! It sings “spring!!!” Your pinks are great and it is great in the other colors also.

  59. Linda B says:

    Beautiful block! I especially like it in red, black and white….guess learning to do applique will have to be next on my list!

  60. Geni Pickens says:

    Love your block, I’ve just started doing applique and I think I’m going to love it.

  61. Liz says:

    Pretty flowers

  62. Carol Chapin says:

    Love these! Just beautiful!!

  63. Penny says:

    Such a lovely block! Who doesn’t love a spring bouquet after the winter we’ve had?!

  64. Nice block. I love the traditional look that’s transformed when you change the fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says:

    Great block. I love the last layout using your Round and Round block and the blue and yellow color palette.

  66. Andresa says:

    Love the drama of the red tulips in the black urns(?).

  67. Andee Neff says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  68. Gloria Bruce says:

    Your block is simply beautiful . Perfects for spring.

  69. Judy Trott says:

    love all the quilts, especially the purple

  70. Judy Trott says:

    every quilt was beautiful….love the purple

  71. Pretty block and I love the shape of the vase – very funky

  72. JanineMarie says:

    I like how you set your block in such varied ways!

  73. Cindy K says:

    Congratulations on your block being on the cover. Your block is so very pretty. I would love to try this block.
    Thank you for the chance to win

  74. Nancy says:

    I love your Spring Tulips block. It has so many possibilities. Congratulations on your block being selected and for making the cover. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  75. Rina says:

    Congratulations on being on the cover. Love your block and I will have to make a wall hanging but knowing me it will turn into a lap quilt.

  76. Sharlene B says:

    Those tulips remind me of the applique my grandmother did for all the grandkids’ qedding quilts! Very nice. I so wish I had the patience for applique – kudos to you. Congrats on being featured.

  77. Amy C says:

    I love how it can totally change each time you design a new quilt layout with the same block – awesome! Well done!

  78. Susan Brooks says:

    Congratulations on the cover shot. I love your block. I never thought it could be so versatile, but now I see many uses.

  79. Julie says:

    Great block. And I love all of your setting ideas.

  80. I love the bright flowers in your block. Congratulations on making the cover. Thank you for a chance to win.

  81. Cindy says:

    Love the block! Thanks for the chance to win.

  82. Pat Evans says:

    I absolutely love the purple tulips quilt, although I don’t do much applique work.

  83. Regina says:

    Pretty block – I am not an applique-er but like to look at them!!!

  84. Lyn says:

    This one goes on my list of blocks to make…I love hand appliqué and tulips (too bad they don’t grow well here in central Texas)….

  85. Melody Lutz says:

    Ohhhh Ahhhhh…I do love applique. Maybe a black background…hummmmmm.

  86. Sandra Timmons says:

    Tulips are so pretty and you have designed another fantastic block for us. I especially like the black and red quilt. You are such a talented designer and I really enjoy your patterns. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this fantastic magazine.

    Sandi Timmons

  87. Sandra Timmons says:

    Tulips are so pretty and you have designed another fantastic block for us. You are such a talented designer and I really enjoy your patterns. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this fantastic magazine.

    Sandi Timmons

  88. Lisa McGriff says:

    What a great block! Tulips are my fav!

  89. marta says:

    like tulips for Christmas…thank you…..marta

  90. Wendy says:

    Pretty block! Thanks for showing it in a variety of color choices.

  91. Pam C says:

    What pretty tulips! I love the setting with the sashing. How fun to try your block out in different colors and settings.

  92. BillieBee says:

    Wonderful block and the fabrics are fantastic.

  93. Jitka says:

    It is fun watching how quilts are changed with different settings and colours. Thank you for sharing.

  94. Amy says:

    Love this block, and the inspiration quilt. Can’t get enough of old quilts.

  95. Amy says:

    Wow, what a pretty block! The inspiration quilt is beautiful, also. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us!

  96. Janet P. says:

    I like your combination version with your Round and Round block best. They set each other off and combine well.

  97. Rommy van Houten says:

    Just amazing to see the different colors and the different settings of your block. To see the different opportunities . I like your block!
    Thanks for the chance!

  98. I love your block and I would love to make placemats and mug mats with it.


  99. Rhonda Davis says:

    Love the different ways you used your block…would be so much fun to play around with.

  100. Janie says:

    Your block is so fun! I really like the purple version (I’m not partial to purple or anything!)

  101. Kathy says:

    Love your tulips. Would love to make a couple for the porch! Perfect after the winter we just endured. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  102. Jill Hicks says:

    I love your tulips. So cute in each different color choice.

  103. Dorothy Holt says:

    The tulips are lovely!! Keep up the good work.. and congrates on being in the 100 blocks!

  104. Janet Frank says:

    I really like your block combined with your round robin block ….very striking!

  105. Cecilia says:

    Congratulations on making the cover! Your block is very pretty and I actually like your last quilt layout. I love bright colors.

  106. Kris S in WI says:

    Love your tulips. I am so glad you are recreating a quilt from the past. Such a nice tribute.

  107. barbara corbitt says:

    i love your block! you have made it very versatile. i really love the purple. thank you for sharing and being on the cover! babscorbitt@gmail.com

  108. Mary C in WA says:

    It’s so nice to re-make an antique pattern. To have the actual quilt you’re re-making is awesome! The Purple Version is my FAV! Glad to see your flowers on the Cover, too!

  109. Ann Rudd says:

    I love your block! I would make a really pretty quilt. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  110. Carmen says:

    I like the version with the circles

  111. Susan says:

    Interesting block. I like what you did with those circles.

  112. Barbara Stewart says:

    Enjoyed your blog…love the applique technique for curves…may have to try that…the tulip block is lovely as well .

  113. Sallie says:

    Congratulations! Love the tulips!

  114. Angelia L. says:

    I love your Spring Tulips block and the purple quilt with the pieced sashing is gorgeous! Congratulations!

  115. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I love your tulips, I am in love with applique and solid colors. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  116. Quilting Tangent says:

    Pretty Tulips.

  117. Colette says:

    Cute block and love the different colorways and settings you set it up with in EQ7.

  118. Kathy Leake says:

    Great block! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

  119. Pauline says:

    Hi Nancy. Love your block! Would love to win the new Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks volume 9. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing.

  120. Michele says:

    Very pretty block. Thanks for showing so many different variations!

  121. Loretta Bedia says:

    Love your block!

  122. judy says:

    What a beautiful block!
    Congratulations on making it in the latest ‘100’ magazine!

  123. Emily C says:

    Lovely flower, I like how you can change the season just by changing the colors.

  124. Joan says:

    So elegant looking. What a beautiful block!

  125. Rose says:

    Nice block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

  126. Janine says:

    Beautiful block! The purple setting is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  127. Joanna says:

    Beautiful block. I would recreate the 1930’s quilt layout with your block. So pretty.

  128. Laura says:

    I love the colors and the lay out of the purple one and the one where you added your other block.

  129. Laurie P says:

    Love the block, reminds me of spring. Congrats on being chosen for a block in the magazine, and on the cover is very cool. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

  130. Margaret Andrews says:

    Good to see your block again in the 100 block magazine. It is so pretty and the colors are so much a part of spring. Now if spring would finally get here to Alaska. Might have to make your block in pretty spring colors to make that happen. Thanks so much for sharing.

  131. Nancy says:

    Love your spring tulips block, thanks for the giveaway

  132. Carrie P. says:

    Love your block especially in the purples. Your vintage quilt was great inspriation.

  133. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    Congrats! Looks awesome with Round N Round…and in blue & yellow! Thanks for showing different layouts!

  134. paula dalby says:

    I love the block, especially when you combined it with your Round block from Volume 5. Simply stunning! Congratulations on getting into the publication again! Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

  135. Barb Spurr says:

    Your applique block is so pretty…..I would buy the magazine just for that block.
    Thank you

  136. Debbie P says:

    Love your tulips!! Thanks for showing how versatile your block is with different colours and lyouts!!

  137. Karen says:

    What a great block! I liked the traditional setting, but as I scrolled down and saw the red and black one, I thought, “oh yes!”, but then I saw your last yellow one and fell in love with that one. I am going to have to search out and buy the magazine with your arc block in it!

  138. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    Loved you block!! I so adore applique…Thank you for sharing..

  139. Jocelyn says:

    Wow! I LOVE your block!! Beautifully done!

  140. Susan says:

    Love this block–it’s so pretty!

  141. sharon says:

    I love applique and this block is beautiful. I love the purple….

  142. Carmen Goldstein says:

    Loved your block

  143. Kathy L says:

    Your block is beautiful, I’d like to try it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  144. Lee Ann L. says:

    Love the purple and green quilt of this block!

  145. Bonnie says:

    Congratulations on making the cover of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! I love your Spring Tulips block and the different settings. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  146. Doris Rice says:

    Love the tulips block. Nothing says spring more than tulips. It’s my favorite spring flower and time of year.

  147. Lee says:

    Such a pretty design and block! I am loving anything Spring right now!

  148. Deborah DeBerry says:

    I love your tulip block. It is so invitingly “springy”.

  149. Jennifer says:

    Just amazing to see what different colors do to your block – and I was in love with it in pink! Thanks for the chance!

  150. Janis T says:

    I love your block, I can see those tulips in so many colors! It’s a must do~

  151. Cindy Wienstroer says:

    Ah Spring – when tulips bloom! As my husband says “Easter egg colors growing on stems”. Yours are beautiful and look like maybe I could make them.

  152. Donna W says:

    Fantastic block! This issue of 100 Blocks is sure a winner.

  153. Debby E says:

    Really cute block! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  154. monica sisk says:

    I love tulips. I really like the versatility of this block. Nice work

    just in case (m3reyna at Hotmail dot com)

  155. Debbie Myers says:

    I love the purple tulips quilt because, one, I love purple and second, tulips are very simple design with endless possibilities.

  156. Lori Smanski says:

    congrats, what a very pretty block. I love how versatile it is. Learning machine applique is on my list of things to do this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

  157. Vivian says:

    Love the orange and yellow flowers. So happy and bright!

  158. Anne Oelke says:

    Love the tulips. Makes me think spring, even if it is cold and rainy here in Wisconsin.

  159. Diane Harris says:

    Great block Nancy! See you in Pittsburgh!

  160. dianne says:

    I like the last version the best. The block in the middle stands out, but the rest of the
    tulips are great too. It’s very colorful. Thanks

  161. Margaret Schindler says:

    I love your block. All those variations of color are very inspirational

  162. Peggy says:

    So pretty! congrats!

  163. nmoir says:

    very pretty block. what a great way to take something from the past and make it new again, happy sewing to all

  164. Phyllis Baas says:

    Perfect time of year for a tulip block

  165. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Love your reinvented, vintage tulip quilt quilts.

  166. Susan Blumenshein says:

    Tulips are so versatile in colors, aren’t they? Your block is wonderful! Would love to make it in scrappy or 30’s. Thanks for the chance to win.

  167. Lisa Marie says:

    Lovely block and I enjoy seeing the different layout possibilities. The blue and yellow one really appeals to me!

  168. Cynthia Knapp says:

    I love tulips and your block is beautiful! Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine and thanks for sharing with us.

  169. Kathy h says:

    Pretty blockade I love the quilt in purple.

  170. Chris says:

    I like all the versions. Red, Purple and Pink are my favorite colors of Tulips. So cheery.

  171. Diane says:

    Very pretty block. Looks great in all the colourways.

  172. Debbie D. says:

    very pretty block.. just starting with applique work, so this one looks like a good try it out!

  173. Diane Pickthall says:

    Tks for the chance to win the mag. Your flowers are so pretty and spring-like and look easy enough for a beginner.

  174. linda says:

    Thank you for offering a chance to win Vol 9. Love your designs.

  175. Kathie L says:

    I’m always glad to see a block of yours – always a great design.

  176. Barb Johnson says:

    A spring flower for the spring edition! I love it!

  177. Auntie Clark says:

    I love the different settings and color combinations you show.

  178. Denise W says:

    Your tulip block is just adorable. I love it!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  179. Dana Gaffney says:

    Beautiful block, I love the first one in pink.

  180. Joye says:

    Oh I am so partial to 30s designs and love how you interpret them both traditionally and contemporarily. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Wished I could have visited your site in time for yesterday’s offer. Loved the black and white accents on that quilt!

  181. Gill says:

    What a great block – I love the yellow/orange version!!

  182. Maxine says:

    I love this block. My mother’s favorite flower were tulips. Sadly, she passed away last November and I miss her dearly. I think I will make this in memory of her. Thank you so much.

  183. Mary Jo says:

    Your block is so pretty made up in the blue and yellow quilt! Love those bright, happy colors!!

  184. Ellie says:

    Such a pretty block! And I love all the settings. Will have a hard time deciding which to make first. Maybe I’ll have to make all of them! Lol!

  185. Marilyn says:

    Lovely to see tulips on May 1st in MN when there is snow in the forecast!

  186. KT says:

    Love your tulips! I love seeing them bloom in the spring–and we are just getting into tulip season here! Thanks for the chance to win!

  187. Melissa-lynn says:

    Ooh. Love your block and the inspiration behind it! Now i gotta look through my old 100 blocks issues for your other block!

  188. Betty Woodlee says:

    Love your tulips they shout spring!

  189. Mary D says:

    Great block. Tulips are wonderful. I really like the red/black quilt and the last colorway in the yellow/orange tulips. I am so inspired to try applique now.

  190. Love the set with the alternate block! So bright and cheery!

  191. Allison Evrard says:

    Your block brings springtime for a cool, dreary day here in PA. The block is beautiful!

  192. dee says:

    Thank you for the breath of spring…..been raining her in MN since sunday – so appreciate your happy tulips.

  193. Marly says:

    I love your elegant tulips. Thanks for sharing them, and giving me the chance to win.

  194. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tulips. I think the bluey-purple ones are my favorite. Congratulations on being selected for the 100 Blocks publication.

  195. Deborah Rhodes says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Love the tulips

  196. A Rose in Texas says:

    I couldn’t believe I liked each setting more than the previous as I scrolled the blog post.
    GREAT block!

  197. Doris McCarty says:

    Beautiful block! Inspiration to try something new.

  198. Sandi says:

    I love your block and the quilts you showed from EQ7. Thanks for a chance to win.

  199. Debi Horne says:

    I love tulips. This is so pretty. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Debi Horne

  200. Jenn says:

    Wow, that last combo is great! I never would pick those colors on my own, but seeing your version is inspiring. It’s a lot like going to actual tulip fields – seeing the options put together by someone else helps break you out of your own rut (:

  201. Anita says:

    A superb block! The variations are endless!

  202. Dorothy G says:

    Well I guessed the wrong block on your Facebook page, but this one is more beautiful. I can think of so many ways to use this in a quilt, wall hanging or even a table runner.

  203. Beth French says:

    Love the juicy orange and blue version!

  204. Peggy Savage says:

    I love your block. Thanks for the opportunity of a chance to win the magazine.

  205. Jenni L. says:

    Love this! Wish I wasn’t so scared of curves and circles!

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