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100 Blocks Blog Tour

We are so excited to be part of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour and are proud that TWO It’s Sew Emma blocks are featured, Hit the Slopes by Jocelyn Ueng and Spring Favorite by Kimberly Jolly! We had so much fun designing these blocks and are excited to show them off!

Kimberly and Jocelyn are here to introduce you to their blocks! Here is a peek at Spring Favorite by Kimberly Jolly and Hit the Slopes by Jocelyn Ueng.  Their preview will have you itching to get a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6.

Kimberly: I love quilting with 1930s prints, and Judie Rothermel fabrics can’t be beat. I love traditional and simple blocks with a sweet vintage print. This block incorporates a perfect blend of flowers and 1930s. Whip up a row quilt with Spring Favorite, you can plant a row of flowers with a beautiful vintage look.

Jocelyn: I am so thrilled to have Hit the Slopes included in 100 Blocks! I was even more thrilled when I saw the newest issue at Market last week, and it was on the cover! That is craziness!

I was inspired by Kate Spain’s Joy fabric, which is so fresh and happy, to do something outdoorsy and contemporary. I wound up with this fun jagged block, which reminds me of gorgeous mountains layered thickly with fresh snow, ready for some ski action. As much as I love this block by itself, I am imagining it in a table runner or a wall hanging in time for Winter… time to get back to the drawing board!

Thanks to Quiltmaker for selecting our blocks to be in 100 Blocks Volume 6! Be sure to head over to their blog to see a full list of the bloggers and stop by to see their fabulous blocks!

As for the giveaway, we are giving away three copies of 100 Blocks Volume 6 to our Jolly Jabber readers!  For a chance to win leave a comment below letting us know what new collections you would use for Spring Favorite and Hit the Slopes! Contest closes Monday 11/12. Good luck!


  1. I'd use That's what boys are made of, and flutter, for the slopes block. And little sweethearts and happy ever after gingham for the spring block! Had fun pinning while I was looking 😀

  2. Marmalade popped to mind for the sweet flowers, and I would stick with Kate Spain Joy on the Slopes 🙂 Looks like a fun book, for sure!

  3. Avalon for Spring Favorite and Bee Happy for Hit the Slopes. Why? Because they're new lines that are coming that have wonderful color combinations and I loved that.

  4. there are so many favorites of fabric that I have on my shelf I am not sure what ones I would use. I think I would wait until I got the book and then decide on fabric – Marmalade is one that is on the shelf and it might be the choice

  5. I would use Tapestry Petite for Spring Favorite, and Wintry A Year to Crow About for Hit the Slopes. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I'd like to see Spring Favorite in Cuzco, it's so bright and fresh and I would try Shiver Me Timbers in Hit the Slopes, I think it could double as an ocean block. Thanks.

  7. Congratulations for two blocks being included in this next issue of 100 Blocks. How awesome!

    My choices for fabrics for both these blocks would be :
    Spring Favorite ~ I think Little Sweethearts by Renee Nanneman would make a very pretty block and for Hit the Slopes ~ I’d love to see this block made using Monkey Around by Bethany Berndt Shackelford. I think that would make a fun block in a quilt for a child with the movement in that block.

  8. Oooh choices- Spring Favourite-Flutter, Riley Blake.
    Hit the Slopes-Ikebana, Dear Stella fabrics.
    Soo many great fabrics to choose from.
    Fabulous blocks.

  9. I'd use Kaffe Fassett's Spot On for Spring Favorite and Big Red for Hit the Slopes (I live in the South, which is not big on snow skiing – we'd go mudding!) LOL!

  10. Love the "Happy Ever After" fabric, and since I seem to be in kid-quilt mode these days, that could be a very sweet option for your blocks!

  11. Since my grandbaby boy is a huge Thomas fan, I'd use the hew Who's that Train collection. I love Fat Quarter Shop. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of 100 Blocks!

  12. For the flower I think I'd pick French General Favorites Clair Texture and for the slope nothing else but Monkey Around! Congrats to you both and thank you for a great give away.

  13. Spring I'd use "The Sweetest Thing" (LOVE that line!!)
    Hit the Slopes I'd use "Fair Juliet Collection" – I think it would look really pretty in those muted classic tones and patterns 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  14. I just loved the collections that were used for both of the blocks. I live in Colorado and think Hit the Slopes needs to go on my table right away! Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. I think the Garden Grove by Kim Diehl would be great for Spring Favorite and I would stay with Joy for the Hit the Slopes.
    Great blocks!

  16. I would use Tapestry for the Spring block and then go for a totally different look for Hit the slopes with Dancing in the Rain! Thanks for the chance to play and tour.

  17. I would love use Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais for the Spring Block and I really like Joy for the Hit the Slopes.


  18. This is my third year making a Christmas quilt with Kate Spain's Christmas fabric – purchased from the FQS:)- so I HAVE to choose Joy by Kate Spain for Hit the Slopes. I love her designs so much that I would also pick her fabulous new line Cuzco for Spring Favorite. She's the best!!

  19. I'm loving Seven Wonders right now and would live to try it in either block. Really like Love to Garden and Casually Winging It. They might make sweet blocks. Would like to try Rising Sun for the Spring Forward block.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. I totally agree with the Joy Fabric by Kate Spain for the Hit the Slopes Block. I just love her fabric and certainly makes a great quilt block. The 1930's prints by Judie Rothermel is another great line of fabric and does make the Spring Favorite a favorite for the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6 issue. Good jobs by both designers. Thank you for the chance to win such a fantastic magazine.

    Sandi T.

  21. Rose Juliet by Anna Griffin for the Springtime Flowers and then I would shake it up a bit with Tapestry Petite collection by Fig Tree for the
    hitting the slopes pattern. thanks!

  22. I could see using the Stonehenge for hit the slopes to give it a different look but thirties are just perfect for your flowers…I'm already seeing a spring table runner and I don't even have the magazine yet!

  23. Really like the Taoestry Petite collection, as well as, Monkey Around to make your 2 quilt blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. I'm am dying over Sweetest Thing and would use it in everything I make for the next year!

  25. I love Kate Spains' fabric Joy in the Hit The Slope Block, I would like to try Anna Griffens' Rose Juliet in the Spring Favorite. Great blocks.

  26. I think Spring Favorite would look good in Casually Winging It by Buggy Barn. I really like Hit the Slopes as shown in Joy fabric. From the new collections, Tapestry Petite by Fig Tree would be nice.

  27. For Spring, I would use a combo of Little Sweethearts and Dancing in the Rain batiks.
    And probably Cuzco for Hitting the Slopes (with some blue Kona solids thrown in)

  28. oh no idea- as I am mainly a scrappy grab everything but the kitchen sink quilter – but these blocks would lend themselves to that, too!!

  29. For Spring Favorite I could see it in Tapestry Petite. Cuzco would also be great for Hit the Slopes! Love the designs! Congrats on being in the new publication!

  30. Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away.
    I would play around with "Love To Garden" for the Spring Favourite & "Cuzco" for Hitting the Slopes.
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

  31. Like the patterns I think that the Spring Favorite pattern would look totally cute in the Sweetest Things fabric line by Holly Holderman. Hit the Slopes I want to do in the Roughing it line by Laurie Wisbrun.

  32. I would use the Winter Wonderland collection from Timeless Treasures for the Winter Slopes block, and I think the flower block would look very sophisticated in Asian Peony.

  33. Casually Winging it by Buggy Barn for the flower. Jocelyn's choice of Kate Spain's fabric is perfect for Hit the Slopes.

  34. still loving all the fabrics I bought for Christmas so haven't checked out all spring collections; but do like the color in Mill Book Series.

  35. Spring Favorite would look great with Flutter Fat Quarter Bundle
    The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs, while Hit the Slope would be wonderful with Kaffe's Spot On Fat Quarter Bundle
    Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fibers

  36. I think flutter would be cute for spring favorite, and I love seven wonders, think it would make an awesome man quilt with hit the slopes! great blocks!

  37. Both blocks are great. Love the new way to make the flower leaves. Bet there are lots of interesting things that can be done with a bunch of the slope blocks. Twist & turn to make new designs!

  38. Congratulations on inclusion in this issue–I really enjoy poring over all the blocks.

    I'd choose Flutter (my current crush) for Spring Favorite. For Hit the Slopes I'd go with Ikebana–not a holiday print, but it has good contrast and I think it would make a great quilt for one of my brothers.

  39. the blues in butterfly bliss would be a wonderful way to show off the lovely lines in the "slopes" block. I just love stripes and mediums in a patchwork block.

    Many thanks on a wonderful blog and such beautiful designs :>

    artbylauralewis (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. Love these blocks, especially the the zig zag block which will be a great idea for a grandchild quilt. So – thinking about fabric I would love to use either some of the Cuzco fabrics by Kate Spain or maybe the Extraordinary World line.

  41. How about some sort of numbers or money fabric for Hit the Slopes? That could be interesting. Unfortunately, I'm not too familiar with the latest collections. Congratulations on getting the blocks published in the book.

  42. I would love to use "French General" for Spring Favorite & "Kaffe's Spot On" for Hit The Slopes. I love your blocks. I'm looking forward to designing a quilt with them.
    Thanks for an opportunity to win.
    Nancy Smith

  43. Marmalade for Spring and either Joy fabric or Cherry Christmas for Hit the Slopes. Both are nice blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. I think I would use Rising Sun to make the Hit the Slopes block. I think Tapestry Petite would look nice for Spring Favorite block.

  45. Spring – Marmalade Hit the Slopes -Deck the Halls Spot on mixed with Homeward O Tinsel Tree (Robert Kaufman)

  46. I would love to try Spring Favorite in Tapestry Petite and Hit the Slopes! in Rising Sun…. would be very curious to see what that would do to the block 🙂 Thanks! and Congrats on the 2 entries!

  47. I don't think I can choose just ONE to make something out of this year. Hehe. I love the romantic neutral of Rose Juliet and the Garden pack.

    But I really love the whimsy look of Harvest time and Wintery A Year to Crow about. These would make a great set of placemats a cute apron or even a wallhanging for the kitchen. Too many ideas!

  48. Great blocks!! I'd use Butterfly Bliss for the Spring Favorite block. And for Hit the Slopes I'd use the mainly the blues from Flutter or Blitzen for a wintery feel. 🙂

  49. Thank you for sharing your blocks with us! I especially liked reading about fabric choices. For Spring Favorite, I would use Wingin' It by Buggy Barn. For Hit the Slopes!, my choice is Cuzco by Kate Spain. Many thanks!

  50. Great blocks! I'd use Cuzco for Spring Favorite and Joy for Hit the Slopes.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.


  51. Wow – Congratulations for not only getting your blocks into the 100 Blocks book – but making the cover! That's awesome. I really love the Hit the Slopes block – the fabric is really fun!

  52. I would like to try the spring block in butterfly bliss. and the winter block is perfect in the joy collection, and I would also make it with some leftovers I have of ready set snow..

  53. I like the fabric collections you have chosen to use. I think Jocelyn's block looks like it can be rotated into many different arrangements.

  54. I would like to try the spring pattern in butterfly bliss. I have some ready set snow leftover from another project that would be perfect for hit the slopes

  55. I haven't been able to see all the new lines yet but Barbara Brackman's is always a favorite. I also really like Kate Spain's.

  56. I LOVE LOVE your squares! I especially love Hit the Slopes! I would use either/both Joy and Jolly Christmas for that square and for Spring Favorite I like both Gracefully Wingin It and Butterfly Bliss! Super great squares!!

  57. For the Spring Favorite I'd say simply color or tapestry and for Hit the Slopes I'd choose Flutter or Simply color again. Congratulations to the both of you!

  58. After looking through the fabric samples I think that for spring Favorite I like Love to Garden by Anni Downs for Henry Glass Fabrics. Than for Hit the Slopes I really like Babylon Seven Wonders by Parson Gray for Free Spirit Fabrics.

  59. I just love that Joy fabric by Kate Spain. It makes me happy! Both blocks are fun. Thanks for an opportunity to win QM 100 Blocks Vol 6. Sandi

  60. I think the Mint Florescence bundle would make a sweet Spring Favorite block. The Hit the Slopes block would be amazing using the Captain All Hands on Deck collection.

  61. For Spring Favorite, I would use the Tiger Lily Garden Grove. Love those pinks! For the Hit the Slopes I would use some of the Seven Wonders fabrics.

    Thanks for the chance!
    Sandy A

  62. Tiger Lily and Freesia Garden Grove for Spring and Alpine Wunderland for Hit the Slopes. Thanks for the chance to win a copy…

  63. Love both blocks! I'd use Marmalade for Spring Favorite and Joy for Hit the Slopes. Thank you for your giveaway.


  64. For Spring, I'd use Flower Sugar, and for Hit the Slopes, I'd pick Winterkist (both by Lecien). Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  65. Marmalade or Tapestry would be great in Spring Favorite and I would stick with Kate
    Spain's fabric for the Hit the Slopes….love both blocks…congrats!

  66. Both the blocks are so cute! Can't decide what I would use for them, there are so many choices. I do love the way the collection worked up for slopes.

  67. I love Hit the Slopes; I also love Parson Gray's collection "Seven Wonders" for Free Spirit and think something in the greys or slate could be very striking. For the Spring block I like Garden Grove collection (and I grew up in Garden Grove…)

  68. Love the angles in both of these blocks. For Spring Favorite I would use Love to Garden by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. For Hit the Slopes I would also use Joy by Kate Spain for Moda fabrics

  69. I'm a scrap quilter and don't follow designers or lines of fabric. I'd play up the graphic quality of Hit the Slopes with brights and white and I'd like to see Spring favorite in almost anything!

  70. For Spring Favorite I would use Haven In My room and might include some of Retreat in my Room. For Hit the Slopes it definately would be Rose Juliet Collection. thanks, scarlette

  71. Congratulations on having two of your blocks published in the new 100 Blocks Vol. 6 magazine!

    For Spring, I would love to use Judy Rothermel's Aunt Grace First Place fabrics. Love the 1930's look-it reminds me of my grandmother's feed sack quilts!

    For Winter, definitely have to have
    Hit the Slopes! So cheerful and just popping with color!

    Thank you for a chance to win the magazine. It would be my first!

  72. I would use Tapestry by Joanna Figeroa for the Spring Favorite block. I would use Ticklish by Me and My Sister for the Hit the Slopes block. Thanks for the give away.

  73. For Sspring favorite I would use Happy Ever AFter – Sandra Workman Designs. For Hit the Slopes I would use Cuzco by Kate Spain.