McCall’s Editors participate in QM 100 Blocks issue

McCall’s Quilting Associate Editor, Sherri Driver and Assistant Editor, Laura Roberts are both proud participants in the Quiltmaker 100 blocks issue. Take a look at their blocks below!

Driver Block 300x300 McCalls Editors participate in QM 100 Blocks issue

Sherri Driver

Sherri says, “I love stripes and try to find new and simple ways to use them in nearly everything I sew. I’m also crazy about Kaffe Fassett fabrics, so my block combines both.  In this construction, the stripe fabric has bias on the edges of the units, but with careful handling, that won’t cause any problems.”

Roberts Block 300x300 McCalls Editors participate in QM 100 Blocks issue

Laura Roberts

Per Laura, “Don’t you love ripples?! I do… especially when they start crossing through one another. I was the kid making waves in the bathtub to watch the ripples weave themselves together. So, that’s where I started, and somewhere along the way pink made an entrance into my block, with brown following quickly on pink’s heels. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out because I can visualize both the horizontal movement of the ripples and the vertical as well (as if they’re really lattice-like under the surface of the water). If I let my mind float away when designing, rather than try to force it in the direction I want it to go, I usually end up with something that I find pleasing.”

Let us know what you think below, and you may be entered to win a free copy of the 100 blocks issue!



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82 Responses to McCall’s Editors participate in QM 100 Blocks issue

  1. Lee Ann L. says:

    Love both. I can see me doing the Ripples block!

  2. Patricia S says:

    Wow, I just love the blocks! The possibilities are swimming through my head… to just get my hot little hands on a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine!!!!

  3. Sharon Palmer says:

    I love both of these blocks, they are just great. Thank you

  4. Cindi C says:

    Nice blocks! Congrats on being in the 100 Block Issue!

  5. Kim West says:

    Love both blocks!!!

  6. Lisa R says:

    Awesome blocks! The first one looks great in the Kaffe fabrics and I think the ripples would look nice as a border!

  7. angela d. says:

    I love the Laura Roberts block. I’ll have to give it a try.

  8. Barb J says:

    both blocks are great! I’ve been trying to stretch my horizons by using some striped fabric, and your block gives me some wonderful ideas! And I know what you mean about ripples – aren’t they fascinating? I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the new 100 blocks magazine. Winning one would be a bonus!

  9. Carol Sc says:

    This is a new blog for me — it’s been fun to read through the entries and I’m sure I will be back. I, too, like the “look” of plaids made by piecing.

  10. SuzK says:

    Sherri’s block looks like a challenge, but as a hand-piecer, that’s the kind I love. Kathy’s block is also challenging – I love the woven look it has. Kathy’s description of her inspiration caused me to sit back and really look at her block carefully. I think it would look amazing in blue and green batiks.

  11. Darlene Slocum says:

    Both nice blocks but, of course, I’d go for the pink ‘easier’ one by Laura

  12. Kathleen says:

    What glorious blocks! I love the fabrics and colors you chose it gives them movement and elegance. Thank you for participating!

  13. Regina says:

    Wonderful blocks – love the style and the color choices! Can’t wait for the 16th!!!!

  14. Sandi says:

    The last new blog for this tour for me. It’s been so much fun this week. Laura, your ripple block is very clever; chuckled as brown was chasing pink, very cute. Sherri, a little extra effort with bias pieces is worth the result; I’m crazy about stripes too! I look forward to giving these two it a try.

  15. Sewcrafty says:

    I love both blocks!! The 2nd one intrigues me. I’m visualizing good things with it.

  16. Marcia W. says:

    It was difficult finding your blog post for QM 100 Blocks – and here I am. I like the weaving on the block. Blues would look good too to simulate water. This block is very unique. Congratulations on your entry and please enter me into the drawing for the magazine. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  17. Beth B says:

    Great blocks! I like the use of stripes in Sherri’s block and will try in my own quilts. Love the effect of the ripples in Laura’s block. Both would look great in a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. annmarie says:

    I tend to shy away from stripes so the stripes in your block are a welcome site. And I love you ripples, only it reminds me of a pie crust! (must be lunch time). The color possibilities are endless………. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  19. Jill says:

    The blocks you have created are so different and so cute.

  20. Gill says:

    I love Laura’s pattern!
    I’d love to try it

  21. Julie in WA says:

    Stripes and illusions…two elements that can look great is a quilt if applied properly. These two blocks have done just that. I’d really like to see the ripples block in a full quilt with sashing. I think it would play fun games with the eye!

  22. KT says:

    Great blocks! I especially like the ripples, probably because I love to watch the water and the patterns made by the waves. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. Sally says:

    Love the stripes, there’s so much movement! And the ripples intimidates me, it looks *hard,* but I am picturing using it as a gigantic block to make a single-block quilt.

  24. Janet says:

    I love the movement stripes put into a quilt design. It really sets your block off. I would love to win a 100 block magazine. I so enjoyed last years copy.

  25. Cecilia says:

    I love both blocks, especially the brown and pink woven block. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Kathy H says:

    Wow! That pink and brown block is stunning. Can’t wait to see the pattern for that one.

  27. Brita says:

    The ripples are simply fascinating! And anything with Kaffe fabrics are great :-)

  28. Janis says:

    Sherri your stripes look like a fun challenge for me and I do love the Kaffe fabrics. Laura, I love seeing the movement in your ripples.
    Congratulations on being in Vol 2.!

  29. Sheila says:

    Both blocks are pretty – like your colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. I like both blocks for different reasons. Traditional looking patchwork is my true love, but once in a while I enjoy more modern designs. I’d love to win your giveaway.

  31. Christie says:

    Great blocks! I especially love Laura’s Lattice like block! HUGS… and stitches

  32. Carol in E TN says:

    Love the ripple look!

  33. OK Nonnie says:

    Loved both blocks – the pink and brown looks like migrating birds to me, some going north, some going south…thanks for a chance to win the wonderful new volume of more blocks like these!

  34. Donna says:

    I love both blocks, and congratulations to both of you on being included in the 100 Blocks book. I especially like the brown, pink, and white colors together. I hope I can win a copy so I can make many of the different blocks.

  35. Lyn says:

    Great fabrics used in both blocks. The woven one looks complicated; I hope I win so I can see how it’s made!

  36. Linda T says:

    I really like both of the blocks. I love brown and pink together. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Kate says:

    Very interesting blocks, Lauras sent my dyslexia into overdrive! That would be a big challange for you but good on you for doing it. Thanks for the chance!

  38. Kay Mc says:

    I really like both blocks & your color combinations. Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. duff says:

    Oh yes, Sheri, I love the stripes. That takes skill and courage (and lots of spray starch?)!!
    And Laura, it took me a minute to see the ripples but once I did, it was definitely a very calming effect.
    Thank you, ladies, for sharing your talents with us!

  40. Marianne says:

    Thanks for the wonderful blocks and for taking part in this fun event.

  41. Penny says:

    Both blocks are great but I really like the one with the stripe fabric. I’ve never met a stripe I didn’t like! They make such a statement.

  42. cori says:

    I did not know your magazine had a blog. I receive your magazine. Great blocks

  43. Deb G. in VA says:

    Love both blocks! They look like they would be fun to make. Thanks!

  44. Jeanne says:

    Both cute blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Georgette Mitchell says:

    Love your block and the color choices you used. Congratuations!!

  46. Ann says:

    I love both blocks.

  47. Colleen says:

    I love them both – the ripple one is really wonderful though!
    thanks for the giveaway of the magazine.

  48. Gretchen says:

    Both blocks are so unique with lots of possibilities! Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!

  49. Sandy Allen says:

    Love these blocks! I love the motion on the second one. Pink is my favorite color, so maybe that’s why it caught my eye. :)

  50. Nancy says:

    Great blocks! Am looking forward to trying them when I get my copy of 100 Blocks….well, actually hoping I will win one.

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