5/02/2011

100 Blocks Blog Tour - Come on in !!!

Thanks a bunch for visiting me today - the second day of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour !!!   I designed Block #226 - "Radiant Heart" - a really fun paper-pieced block that I hope you enjoy.
 

Here's the Radiant Heart as a 4-Block wall hanging with a simple zig-zag border.  My photo isn't nearly as good as the one in the "Designer Gallery" section of the magazine, but at least you get a sneak-peek!!

The magazine features this block PLUS 99 others!!  What a deal!  Plus, there's all sorts of helpful info - including settings & layouts - even some all-over quilting designs! 

Before you return to Quiltmaker, make sure you leave me a comment telling me which Radiant Heart you prefer.  I'll select one comment at random & that quilter will get themselves a free 100 Blocks magazine!!  If you don't happen to be selected, not to worry - go check out all the other blogs on this tour all week long for more chances.  But first, leave me a comment to get in on the goodies !!

So, what do you think? 
The ORANGE one ??  Or, the PURPLE one ??





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171 comments:

Debbie said...

Your Radiant Heart block makes a great wall hanging.
I especially like the purple one.
Thanks

GailM. said...

I like it too. I love the black background. Thanks for the give-away.

Lisa Marie said...

The jewel tones on the black background are really striking! Thanks for the chance to win.

Martina said...

Lovely! Especially love the purple one! Thanks so much!

Jo said...

What a beautiful block! I would have to say that I prefer the purple one. That could just be because orange is not a color I am very fond of. Thanks for the chance to win.

JCnNC said...

Wonderful giveaway and opportunity to win a really great book. The purple is my favorite - I love cool colors. Judy C

Michelle said...

i like the purple one!

Anonymous said...

I definitely like the purple one best...the colors are striking together!

Maryjo said...

I love them both but the purple one is calling me. Love the block...anxious to make it!

Di2Quilt said...

Both are beautiful, but I love the purple one with the dark background fabric. It's simply striking. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dorian said...

What a darling block! Congrats on being in the magazine. Both of those color ways are nice, but I am a blue/purple person, so I like that one better :) Thank you.

kt said...

Purple! The block is stunning, and I love the wall hanging! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I like the orangy warm toned one the best! Cheryl

Darlene B said...

I love the orange one. My favorite quilts to make are fall quilts - I just love the warm colors!

mtnhomequilter said...

I think the purple one is more striking! both very beautiful though! nelfamily at windjammercable dot net

nancyclark305@comcast.net said...

Orang is one of my most favorite colors, so I chose that one.

sue said...

I'm working on an orange quilt right now, so I vote for orange!

Audrey said...

I like the purple one -- very vibrant.

Lee Ann said...

Oh, I'm in LOVE. Stars and hearts? A perfect combination! I like the orange version. :-)

Carrie P. said...

congrats. Great block. Hmmm! I have to pick? Purple!

Treadleworks said...

Love the purple block and the Wall hanging with that block! Great job! Congrats on having it in the new book! Keep up the great job!

Diana Napier said...

I love the jewel tones. Great job on displaying your block.

littlebudswks said...

I love the purple one!!!

SewLindaAnn said...

I am all about the orange, one of my favorite go to colors lately. Probably has to do with Spring finally arriving. I love paper piecing and can't wait to try it.

Mamaskeeto said...

Love the zig zag border, it really set the block off. I just love the purple version.

Sharon said...

Well I just love the block and I would have to go with the orange. I know it is not a popular color but Love it...thanks so much and congratulations.
Sharon

Julia said...

Hmm..I just love both of them and I'm not a orange person! In the end I think that I'd go with the orange since I'm trying to broaden my horizons and do something daring..like doing an orange quilt! Thanks for being part of the blog hop and the chance to win.

Patty said...

Love the jewel tones, blues greens

Jackie Lemster said...

I love both colors..I think the purple one is my favorite but will probably make the orange one for a fall wall hanging. I will just have to make a few of them....
jackie.lemster@gmail.com

Ken said...

They are both great! I am actually an orange person, but for some reason I prefer the purple block in this case. I love hove the blocks come together in the 4 block quilt to create the x in the center and the black background star!

Mary said...

I have to say the purple one. Very nice. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.
Mary

debbie said...

I like the blue,purple, green one! Thanks for the giveaway!

D said...

Thanks for participating in the Quiltmaker Blocks tour. I like the block you designed and prefer the blue/green/purple color scheme.

Cory said...

although orange is my favorite color, I really like the purple heart best. Thank you for sharing it with us. Take care and God bless, Cory

Darla Thorndyke said...

Faith,
I like the purple one the best. Of course, purple is my favorite color. Thank you for the chance to win 100 Block, vol 3.

Cathy said...

I love your block. Both colorways are beautiful but I think I love the orange as I am an autumn person. Congrats on being in the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

mlcquilts said...

I love the purple block. I can already see it on my wall. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

Dolores said...

The purple/blue one is my choice. Thanks for showing the block in alternate colours. It always helps one, when visualizing a quilt, to see different ways of making the block. Thanks also for the chance to win.

Glenna said...

I also like the purple one best.

Joanna said...

I prefer the orange heart because of the light background and I can see the details which are beautiful. The block is neat and so is the name.

Marge in Louisiana said...

I like the purple one best.

swheatsue said...

Beautiful block! I love the secondary design that emerges when you create the wallhanging.

Blue & purple - my favorite!

Deb said...

Purple is one of my colors Want to Thank You for the chance to win

Carol Sc said...

I like autumn colors, so naturally, my preference is the orange. Regardless of color, I like the block.

Sallie said...

Purple all the way! Thanks for the chance!

Kathy H said...

I like both colorways but I think the purple is my favorite. I like the wall hanging setting too. Beautiful block.

LizA. said...

What a fun block. Love the purple one!

Ann said...

I love this block! Orange is not my favorite color, but I prefer it for this block.

gill said...

Great block!
I love the purple one!

robin said...

Awesome block - I'm partial to the orange for this - makes the heart more visible. :)

Lori said...

Love that block! Usually I am a blue person but I think this time I like the orange better.

LindaSchiffer said...

I am a real fan of hearts as a design motif - and, as much as I love warm colors, I must say that I truly like the purple version better.

:) Linda

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the orange one, because what better color than the sunset! Beautiful work and thanks for the sharing.

joandurbin said...

I like the purple one, but te other is right up there too!

Mary said...

I love the purple block. More my style of colors. Looks like a great quilt!

Dee said...

I love the contrast of the orange block, but truly, I am a purple girl.

Catskill Quilter said...

I like the purple Radiant Heart block, but I am tempted to try it in red or fuschia for a table runner for next Valentine's Day!

shortseam said...

WOW WHAT A BLOCK!! Love the block! I like both colors so I am not going to be any help choosing which color to use. he he Thank you for a chance to win this book. I will keep my fingers crossed.

Beverly said...

I like the purple one and it is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Sandra said...

Love the purple heart. Such a great block. Thanks for the give-away.

Donna K. from N. TX said...

Like them both but am partial to the earth tones.

barbara said...

PURPLE!!

Linda said...

Love, love, love the purple!!! I would love to make a wall hanging with this block!

Gidget said...

WOW Beautiful Block! I like them all!
I guess I would choose purple. Wouldn't red and black be striking too.

Peach Rainbow said...

I love the Orange one :D
Thanks for the chance!

Jeannine said...

PURPLE!!! I love the purple one. Never tried paper piecing. Maybe I should learn. Thank for the chance to win.

Kris said...

Definitely purple. Very cool and soothing. Congratulations on being selected for the magazine.

teachpany said...

I am a purple person, so that's my choice. Really pretty, and I can't wait to see the book. Thanks.

Mel said...

Purple! For sure! What an interesting block. I really like the secondary pattern created by combining the blocks.

Great design!

Thank you for the inspiration!

Mel Meister
Deltona, Florida

Anonymous said...

I really like the orange one I am a purple person but the orange one has a life of its own and really stands out from the other one.
Thanks Lisa

Janet said...

I really like the orange one. It glows! Thanks for a chance to win.

Jennifer Woo said...

Love the colors of the block, it just pops!

JoyceM said...

I like both colorways of your block - but the purple one entices me more. Congrats on being included in the 100 Blocks mag. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kaye M said...

My favorite is the blue and purple Radiant Heart and the zig zag border really sets it off beautifully!

Erin said...

Do I have to pick!??!! I'm going to have to go with orange. I'm in love with orange for summer.

Becky said...

I love the contrast on the Orange block, but I've never met a blue block that I didn't like:) Congratulations! Looking forward to viewing the magazine.

Lee said...

Congrats! I love the orange block! thanks for the magazine giveaway!

Madeline said...

the purple one!!!! those are my colors, I'm drooling.....

lpnjam@aol.com said...

Your block makes me want to try paper piecing and that is saying a lot because I am a new quilter and my seasoned quilting friends talk about how hard paper piecing is. The purple one really shows off the design, or at least, I think so!! Lucky you for getting your block in the magazine.

Nancy said...

As much as I love purple, I like the orange better. I think it shows up better!

WoolenSails said...

I like the browns and orange shades, but purples against black are a great combination too.

Debbie

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I love the purple one!! And I LOVE hearts!!! Congrats on making the "cut"!
~a

SherryB said...

I would say the purple one I like, although not bad in orange...they are both great! Can't wait to see it in the magazine!

Sherrill said...

I like the orange/fallish one..that's my favorite color for LOTS of quilts!

j.g.prescott said...

My vote is for the purple. I usually prefer Fall colors, but the purple heart just sings.

Marie said...

Congrats! I love the purple version!

Christie said...

Definetly the orange one!!! I love the color orange! Congrats on getting your block in the newest magazine! HUGS... and stitches

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for this chance :) Congratulations on being selected for the magazine!! Way cool :) I prefer the purple, but then maybe it's because you have the purple hanging patched together, but the are both beautiful!

Cecilia said...

Love the block. My favorite would be the purple one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Stephanie said...

I've always been partial to purple but this time the orange won called to me. Go figure. Thanks for the lovely blocks and congratulations on our achievement.

Linda said...

purple/teal one - it looks amazing in that 4 block one

CathyC in Alberta said...

Orange for me...because I have used blue and purples in quilts for years and am currently trying to choose other colours.

Sherryl said...

Oh the orange for me. Definitely the orange! Love that happy color.
sunshdws@yahoo.com

aztel2000 said...

I love the drama of the purple block--I think this block has a lot of possibilities!
Karen in Breezy Point

Linda said...

The purple is my favourite. Great design!

bunnythreads said...

threadsandstitches@yahoo.com Love your work Love it Love it love it love it
Oh my Fabulous block! Bravo! I love The purple

Anonymous said...

I like the purple hearts best.

Quilt Monkey said...

Oh my your block is so striking! They are both great, but I think I like the purple best.

Ivani said...

I love the purple version of Radiant heart. Beautiful one! Congratulations for being in the magazine. And thanks for the chance to win a gree 100 Blocks Magazine.
Hugs

Cathy said...

i love the one with the mini hearts plus I love the blue combination of color as blue is my favorite color

Sandy said...

Much as I love orange, I have to go with the purple scheme. I love paper piecing so look forward to trying this one.

The Rx quilter said...

Purple radiant heart for sure...love it! Lisa in Texas

Louster said...

I like both of them...one for the fall and one for the rest of teh year:)

Laura said...

i love purple so i guess i like that block the best. very pretty

suesinger said...

Wow!

brandymissing said...

I love the purple one and how you put it together, so cool.

Stormy Days said...

The purple one is gorgeous.

Sandi P said...

Both are nice, but that purple one with the black background is stunning. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

jybquilter said...

I like the orange one.

Ariane said...

I love your block. The purple one is my favorite!!

Anonymous said...

I like the purple block. Congrats on your block being in the 100 block magazine.

Jen said...

Oooh, pretty blocks! I like the orange because it's lighter. I love to paper-piece. Congrats on making the cut!

Carol said...

Purple - love purple!

~Kathleen said...

Definitely the purple block. I love all the colors that you included in your design. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Jacquie said...

What a great block, something a little different. Love the purple one, set of by the black. Great wall hanging as a four block with the zigzag edge.

Lyn said...

It's a tough choice, butI've got to go with the orange one!

Pat V. said...

Both color combos are good, I prefer the purple. Can't wait to give this pattern a try!

LisaT said...

Purple? On my screen the block looks blue and green and I love blue and the coolness of the block. Thanks!

VickiT said...

Wow. What a great wall hanging your Radiant Heart block makes. Just gorgeous! And yes, purple for sure is my favorite. Of course, anything purple is my favorite. :)

I really love that wall hanging, especially the borders you used.

Sharon said...

Hmmm! Orange or Purple? I think I will go with the Purple.

Jeanne said...

I like the purple block best. Really like your block.

Shirley in Canada said...

Oh this is very beautiful block!!

jillquilts said...

Love love love the purple block, but the orange one is very pretty, too. The setting you show resembles a Storm at Sea. Very clever!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The Purple!!!

Mary said...

Purple all the way! The colors sparkle like the facets of jewels in the block. Thanks for making a heart block for this issue.

Gretchen said...

I'm a purple girl so purple is my favorite!

cat44445 said...

I vote for both! Glad to see paper piecing patterns in the magazine.

Christina said...

I love the purple! Thank you for making a great paper pieced block.

mblittle5 said...

I'm not usually a lover of orange, but I think I prefer that one to the purple, go figure!

Laura said...

They are both great! I like the orange. Congrats on your block appearing in 100 Blocks from Quiltmaker.

p1aceboeffect said...

I like the warmth of the orange one best. However, they are both beautiful.

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Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Orange block...most definitely...but then again I love the colors of Fall the best!
Thank you..and congratulations!
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Renea said...

I love the orange block. It would be a beautiful Fall quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I think Purple on black as they are my favorite colors. The heart seems to stand out more on the black background. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

Julie
sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have to say the orange one. Thanks for a chance to win at the giveaway.
Cindy W.
cw cavy @ hotmail.com

Ray said...

The orange one is my favorite - but just imagine one with a white background, a red heart, then blues for the "rays" - a perfect patriotic quilt!!

Carol said...

I choose the purple block and love the 4 block setting. Very nice. Congrats on being chosen for the book

Terry said...

Purple all the way - tied in with some white daisy blocks... ummmmmmm... I think I see a quilt coming together! Thanks Bunches!

quiltma said...

I just love the orange....
Congrats on being chosen for the book....What an honor.

Marie said...

I'm not an orange person, but I think I like it better, lol -- the wall hanging with the ribbon border makes your block really pop! Great job!

Lisa said...

I'm a purple kind of gal. Thanks for participating and giving a chance to win

Karyn said...

Love the purple! Very dramatic. Thank you! Can't wait to see all the blocks! Paper Piecing was one of the first forms I learned....not many people around here use it/are familiar with it. I found a book recently on it and had to have it as my original stash was lost in a move.

Linda in PA said...

I like the blue block. It kind of has an iridescent look to it.

Shannon said...

I like the orange block the best. But they are both so cute!! Thank you!

Marcia W. said...

Purple Thanks for the opportunity to visit and enter the drawing.

Carol C. said...

A delightful block! I like the purple best. Thanks for the opportunity to win Vol.3!!

quiltmom said...

I love the purple one with the jewel tones - the colors are just so rich against the black backdrop.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice magazine.
Regards,
Anna

grandmarockton said...

PURPLE of cause I always wear RED HATS. THANKS for the chance

Anonymous said...

Purple! ... and the block would look great in lots of different color schemes!
Lynn F

quilt cookie said...

very hard choice. I love fall colors but the purple one really catches your eye.

Jane said...

Great block, beautiful colors and paper pieced! What else would you need for a beautiful quilt!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

purple for sure---and I love hearts, so this is my fav block of today!

Evelene S said...

I love hearts and the orange one really makes it stand out. I don't usually pick orange but I felt it really made it pop.

arlette said...

Your block's a cutie pie. I love the black background

Beth said...

The orange block, all the way!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

ledamewood said...

Oh, purple - for sure.

Quilter Kathy said...

They are both pretty but I love the purple! I really love paper piecing, so can't wait to try out your block!

kaylace said...

Good evening...
Even though the block is paper pieced it gives the impression of having curves, I like that. The purple is my clear choice but the orange has a personality all it's own...
Ya done good...
Kay
Metro Atlanta

Sandy said...

Orange is always a fav of mine but this purple just sings to me. I love it.

Judy W said...

I love this block! Neat and dynamic!
Thanks for sharing!
Judy

Mama Said Sew said...

I prefer the cool colors of the purple block. Either color though, it's a gorgeous block!

Sheri said...

Beautiful block. Thanks!

Duff said...

I vote for the purple because the radiating points have two distinctive colors whereas the orange seems to blend more. thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Jamie said...

I liked the purple one, but I also tend to prefer the cooler colors. I like the block and it looks easy to make.

Deb said...

Wonderful....and since purple is a royal color, I think that would be very appropriate!

QuiltSue said...

I love the block and I vote for the orange, since I love all the autumnal colours.

Cloudmom said...

One of each please. They are wonderful but, I guess the orange one is my favorite.

Jodi said...

Love the Purple Green tones. So beautiful and calming.

annmarie said...

I'm liking the purple one - especially the way you have it paired with the teal. I love pp'ing and can't wait to give your block a try.

lady b said...

wow i really like the purple one .is beautyful.thanks

amy dame said...

it's about 11:58 here, but even if i'm past midnight, i still wanted to say how lovely your block is! purple, definitely!