Monday, May 1, 2017

100 Blocks Volume 15 Block Tour Road Rally

I am so excited!!!  It's time for another 100 Blocks Blog Hop and this year it is a Road Rally!!!   Yup, time to cruise around for all kinds of fun while you check out the awesome blocks from Volume 15 of 100 Blocks Magazine (details here on the road rally).    My block is called Celtic Tricks and it is block #1456.  And oh my goodness, I just love this block!


I just love the 100 Blocks magazine!!!  The amount of creative goodness stuffed in its pages is just incredible!!  This is the 10th time I have had a block in 100 Blocks, so that makes this particular issue pretty special to me :)  And I had to squeal a little when the magazine arrived in the mail and I found my name on the cover.  So fun!!!


I made the Celtic Tricks block in prints from Desert Bloom by Sherri and Chelsi  for Moda.  It is such a fun block to put together!!!  And how cool does it look in a full quilt layout with half of the block rotated!!!!  It has so much amazing  movement and I just love the way the way the pieces intersect with each other to create some awesome secondary designs.
   

And Celtic Tricks makes for a fantastic scrap buster for all your leftover strings!!!  Just keep it random as you make up each of your blocks.   And it comes together in some super scrappy goodness!!!   This gives you the idea of a rainbow layout, but you could easily use reds and greens for a Christmas theme, or red, white, and blue for a patriotic quilt . . . the possibilities are endless when it comes to scrap happy designs :)  


And you can always change it up by just using two colors.  I love the fun optical illusion it creates in the black and grey, and hey, you could easily name this quilt design after the theme of the hop, Road Rally!!!  Now this image is making me look forward to our next family road trip :) My family loves spending time together as we travel to new places and see new things.   And we always look for a good DINER to stop at for dinner.  I just love a good down home burger, and my husband and kids love the super yummy shakes ;)  
    

And here's a little sneak peak of another version of Celtic Tricks!!!    Isn't it so pretty in pink ;)   I'm so looking forward to when I can share more of this quilt.   And I will give you a hint . . . think Quilts from 100 Blocks :)  
  

And now, I    It really is just a super fun block to put together and whips up pretty fast.   I hope you want to make up your own version as well, and if you do, be sure and share it with me.  Maybe it will help me decide which version to make ;)



And that's all of the Celtic Tricks Block . . . But don't go away yet!!  One lucky Happy Quilting reader will be getting the all the amazing block patterns in their own copy of Volume 15 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!!!!
    


GIVEAWAY CLOSED - Winner is #88 - Beth!!! 

To enter is easy!!  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  One Entry per person please and I will announce a winner on Saturday, May 6th ;)

ENTRY - Simply leave a comment that tells me what kind of restaurant do you always look for when you travel??   (You know for me, its all about the DINER :)  

And be sure to pop on over to the Quilty Pleasures Blog for lots more 100 Blocks Posts, Eye Candy, and of course, lots more awesome Giveaways!!!

Oh, and by the Way . . . If you are stopping by for the first time, Welcome!!   I am so glad you visited and hope you will come back often.  I have so much fun sharing my passion for quilting here with lots of  free tutorials, giveaways, fabric eye candy, and of course, general Happy Quilting times!! And be sure to come back tomorrow for Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day :)


Have a Happy Quilting Day!!

Pin It!

208 comments:

  1. My husband always heads for those great diners as well. It comes from living in NY where you had wonderful diners all over the place with the big showcase of homemade cakes and pies.

    ReplyDelete
  2. We always look for an Italian restaurant when we travel.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your block. We don't have as much variety when travelling in the UK, so we usually aim for something familiar like McDonalds! Boring, but true :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. When we travel, we look for a place where we know what to expect, like McDonald's, Wendy's, etc. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  5. We like to try non chain restaurants. I usually search YELP or Open Table to find unique restaurants that are known for very fresh ingredients.

    ReplyDelete
  6. We look for places with local beers and produce, for extra deliciousness

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love me a diner (ex-new yorker who is always on the lookout for chocolate egg creams)!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely block! It is all about a great dessert for me-I loved sweets!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. We generally look for a local, not a chain, restaurant. I think it gives a great impression about the place you're visiting.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a great block! Congrats with your name being on the cover - you, cover girl! I don't know how you find time with your children. Well, I accomplished more when my children were young and at home. I guess I should be accomplishing lots now. My adult son is living back at home with me - to help both of us and his 3 year old daughter lives with us. She keeps me busy, busy, busy. I don't accomplish much of anything. I haven't quilted in 3 years since my second husband died. I have fibromyalgia and have little energy and am in extreme pain all the time. No complaints. It's just a fact. Having Jessica here has helped immensely. She's so much fun when she's not defiant. She hasn't seen her mom in 14 months since she came here. My son has Full Permanent custody of her now. So, when we look for a place to eat, it's got to be a place that serves FRIES as well as something edible for the rest of us. Jessica is going through a very picky eating spree and so as not to cause a scene in a restaurant, we usually let her have chicken nuggets and FRIES and then we get something that we adults like. She will not eat homemade macaroni and cheese - it has to be out of a box. Grrr. I don't know if some of this is because her mother used drugs and alcohol when she was pregnant with her. I had a mom on Facebook tell me her daughter was born with a cleft palate and it effects foods she can handle. Jessica has a speech problem, so I don't know if she has an issue there, also. This block would make an adorable quilt for her toddler bed. We aim to get her out of the room with her daddy and into her own room this summer.

    ReplyDelete
  11. We usually stop at the local places and try to avoid the chain restaurants.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Swiss Chalet is one of our favorite restaurants we look for when traveling! Love the versatility with your block and am always amazed at how you keep coming up with these wonderful new blocks. Congrats on having a block in 10 of the magazines - and your name on the front again. That is special!! Love this magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love the "mom n pop" type restaurants. You can always count on good food!

    ReplyDelete
  14. We love to look out for turkish or greek food on our travels!

    ReplyDelete
  15. We're always on the lookout for a good ice cream place! Love the scrappy version--can't wait to see your pink one!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I always look for a local place.. all of the chains I can do at home

    ReplyDelete
  17. We tend to go for local places.
    Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I get out of the hotel - too expensive for so-so food. I like local places too.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm with you, we always hit a diner when we travel, they have it all.

    ReplyDelete
  20. We look for local, not chains when we travel, always looking for many cars outside, that's a good sign the food is good. I liked the celtic looks and your idea about using strings for this is a good one.

    ReplyDelete
  21. We like local restaurants too. Our favorite was a Packers bar in Miami! It felt like we were in Wisconsin!

    ReplyDelete
  22. We ask the locals what they'd recommend, which is usually a local diner.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great block, Melissa! If we have plenty of time we always eat at a restaurant we don't have at home. While in Paducah last week, we discovered Max's Brick Oven. Oh my, the food was delish!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love diners! We always look for lots of vehicles in the parking lot - a sign of good food inside! Love that block, Melissa.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your Celtic Tricks is my favorite of the day :) Just by your layout designs, looks super super complicated :). We're a gluten free family, so we look for open area dining when traveling, so I can bring my food and not be overwhelmed by the smell of bread, etc. Congrats on being a cover girl with your name up in lights!! Decadesigner, or whatever 10 times is :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I really, really love your block. Thank you for the giveaway. We don't do any traveling due to my husbands' health.

    ReplyDelete
  27. We like to try something we don't have at home. If possible, we ask someone from the area for a recommendation.

    ReplyDelete
  28. We look for restaurants with organic food, preferably with gluten-free options. These are hard to find, where we live!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I so love your Celtic Tricks block. For me when I travel I look for a restaurant that has comfort foods, like chicken, mac n cheese, salads, and pizza. Traveling can sometimes be a bit stressful and it's nice to find a restaurant where I know I can find something I'd like to eat.

    ReplyDelete
  30. We look for "MOM and POP" places where the locals eat.

    ReplyDelete
  31. We like to try new places out. And sometimes we just like a drive thru where we can take it and go find a park for the kids to play at.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Congrats on the cover mention! When my sister and I are traveling, we try to find restaurants that we couldn't go to anywhere else. It's always fun to research local restaurants.

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a fun block with so many possibilities. When we travel I love looking for spicy foods - Indian, Thai, or Ethiopian

    ReplyDelete
  34. You have done it again and created, again, another fantastic block. I love it but then I always love your QM's blocks. I want to make this block and then use your designs to make a quilt. Thank you for being a part of QM's 100 blocks and the chance to try and win a copy of this awesome magazine.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  35. We try local restaurants, always an adventure. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I like to try the local diners, too - you get more of a 'feel' for the area, and its usually a good place to eat, too. Thanks for the giveaway! Deb E / Oregon mdenders@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. We don't get to travel much but when my DH is along, he insists on Jack in the Box for his hamburgers and tacos, of all things! Ha! Thank you for putting your designs in QM's 100 Blocks. This is such a fun collection!

    ReplyDelete
  38. When traveling we tend to stick to the chains,, unless something catches our eye :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. We like to find places where we can get sandwiches or omelettes with local atmosphere.

    ReplyDelete
  40. We use YELP app to help us pick an interesting local restaurant on our travels. Diners are always a possibility.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Should I have written DINER? :-)

    ReplyDelete
  42. We love finding a good Diner too, just tried a local one we've passed several times and we were not disappointed....

    ReplyDelete
  43. We keep our eyes out for a Cracker Barrel. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. We usually choose something from the AAA travel guide. Failing that, we look for lots of cars in the parking lot. Love your block.

    ReplyDelete
  45. We always ask a local for a favorite spot to eat. No chains for us.

    ReplyDelete
  46. We look for local food. Usually one with the parking lot pretty full is a good indicator

    ReplyDelete
  47. I always ask the gals at the town's quilt shop--they know the best places to eat! The block looks like a fun one to play with--love the gray and black layout!

    ReplyDelete
  48. We don't travel much, but we tend to look for what we have a taste for, like pizza, Mexican, burgers, breakfast is usually Denny's, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Wonderful block, I like that it can be scrappy or planned colors.
    We stop at diners with the most cars, or get sub sandwiches.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wonderful block, I like that it can be scrappy or planned colors.
    We stop at diners with the most cars, or get sub sandwiches.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Mexican for me! Lovely block and great contribution.

    ReplyDelete
  52. We look for local food.If you come to Spain look for local food no burguer,there are fabulous restaurants.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Beautiful block...I really like the idea of a 2-color block and a scrappy quilt. I love to eat pizza and what place doesn't have pizza. If we're on the coast, it's fish and chips for me!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Love these blog hops....thanks for sharing with us!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Your block is so fun and opens up so many possibilities!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Thanks for sharing many options for your block. I like quiet restaurants when I travel.

    ReplyDelete
  57. My honey and I love to have brunch out when we travel--good for fueling all that exploring!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I have to agree with you - Diner's are always great places to try and usually have fantastic food. Love your block!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I usually look for something unusual or unique to the area I am visiting. I like to try new things. Love this block!!
    dragonfly9716(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  60. We always look for a good breakfast place with homemade hash browns.

    ReplyDelete
  61. We love to eat at Cracker Barrel restaurants but don't have one close to us. So when we travel, we always watch out for those.

    ReplyDelete
  62. We always try to find dog friendly restaurants, as our "fur baby" likes to go out to dinner too. We tend to stay away from chains, and discover new and unique places.

    ReplyDelete
  63. BarBQ! Although you can't beat a good BLT from a diner. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I'm a diner girl too! Or something quaint like a tea room works too! If it's recommended by a local, you're usually getting something good!
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

    ReplyDelete
  65. Check out local favorites online and then follow the reviews. Love a great breakfast place.

    ReplyDelete
  66. We try for the local specialties.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Beautiful block! We look for local cuisine, somewhere not touristy, or we look for places with lots of history (sometimes that makes them "touristy."

    ReplyDelete
  68. A nice Block with a lot of opportunity's when we travel we like a good diner on a local restaurant.

    ReplyDelete
  69. If I'm traveling with my husband...we gravitate towards fast-food places that are familiar...lol! The more issues I've purchased of 100 Blocks, I wish I'd gotten them from the beginning. You're right...they have SO much creative fun going on in each collection!
    Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity!
    Debbie
    ollieami ( at ) aol ( dot ) com

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love the different looks of your block using different colors. Very pretty! As for restaurants when traveling, I always ask for suggestions for local establishments....no chain restaurants if there's a good local place. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  71. I'm all about THE BAKERIES! Lol

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love Mom and Pop restaurants, you know they are good by the number of cars in the parking lot.

    ReplyDelete
  73. What a great block!
    I always look for a farm shop - especially one that sells homemade ice cream!

    ReplyDelete
  74. your blocks are always great.. my youngest daughter will love this one.
    drhodes9@cox.net

    ReplyDelete
  75. local food rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  76. congratulations. your block is wonderful. I usually look for Chipotle or a restaurant that has good healthy foods

    ReplyDelete
  77. I have my own issues to give away on my blog so no need to enter me into your giveaway, but I just wanted to say I loved testing your block! Celtic Tricks is very easy and fun to sew!

    ReplyDelete
  78. We search out Thai restaurants.....and if none available head for a diner.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Steak, I am on Atkins and what better way to stick to it than steak!!!

    ReplyDelete
  80. Congratulations on your Celtic Tricks block. Any restaurant with local produce will do for me

    ReplyDelete
  81. We look for local diners too! Best way to meet and talk to regulars about the area, listen to their stories and meet new people.

    ReplyDelete
  82. My hubby always does a research and pretty much knows where were eating the whole time. And it usually is local mom and pop places.

    ReplyDelete
  83. My husband is an ex=truck driver, so he knows the good hole-in-the-wall places all over.

    ReplyDelete
  84. We look for something unique - non chain or franchise. We have found some of the coolest places - and a couple times found places that have been on food network shows!

    ReplyDelete
  85. If we are able to find out what restaurant the locals consider the best in town, that is usually a good choice.

    ReplyDelete
  86. Would love to win this. We always look for something entirely different from what we can get around home.

    ReplyDelete
  87. My sonar goes off for middle eastern foods!

    ReplyDelete
  88. When we travel we always look for restaurants featuring local cuisine, especially when traveling internationally.

    ReplyDelete
  89. When we travel we always look for restaurants featuring local cuisine, especially when traveling internationally.

    ReplyDelete
  90. When I travel in the US I look for Indian restaurants because I love Indian food, and there aren't any Indian restaurants where I live, which is a very rural area.

    ReplyDelete
  91. We're not much fun, the big M is still our favorite stop or more recently, drive-thru when we are out and about. How many of you remember when hamburger joints were still a novelty?? Your Celtic Tricks block gives some great optical illusions. Kathy in Colo repzjratplainsdotnet

    ReplyDelete
  92. We look for the local greats or restaurants with great names, like the Blu Pig in Moab or the Outlaw Cafe.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I like good pizza when I'm traveling! And I love your block! XO

    ReplyDelete
  94. I am always looking for restaurants that will have some local specialities.

    ReplyDelete
  95. OK. Confession. What I am really on the lookout for are bakeries and ice cream shops! MMMMM!

    ReplyDelete
  96. We mix it up - sometimes we go to chains, sometimes diners

    ReplyDelete
  97. Hi Mellisa, I don't need to be entered in the giveaway but from one designer to another, that block does some really cool stuff! Great work.

    ReplyDelete
  98. We look for somewhere preferably with a nice location and which makes and sells something fresh and healthy. So tired of "the usual" takeaway food. (That's not to say I don't enjoy a good donut on occasion, though!) BTW love that block. I wonder if we can get that magazine here in Australia?

    ReplyDelete
  99. Love your block.. We like to look for a local place. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Your block is really cute. We like non-chain restaurants, places that are different. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  101. Barbeque or something with local flavor.

    ReplyDelete
  102. I look for comfort food when travelling. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  103. We always ask the locals where is the best place to eat.

    ReplyDelete
  104. Always like to find a pizzaria but an old fashioned local resaurant with local food is very charming too. Just to taste a bit of the ci\ountry I'm traveling trough. Thanks for the give away,Conny

    ReplyDelete
  105. McDonalds unfortunately, for the kids, bribery I guess!!!

    ReplyDelete
  106. I'm with you if it's not a Diner it's a family restaurant type, not a chain or brand type.

    ReplyDelete
  107. I love the optical illusion when using two colors in this block! When traveling, we always look for a restaurant that is popular for the town we are in, (anything but the food chain type). Its nice to try something different! Thank you, Susan

    ReplyDelete
  108. We look for Mexican or surf & turf restaurants when we travel. Loved the black & gray optical illusion design. Congrats on the cover. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  109. We will look for Mexican or Barbeque.

    ReplyDelete
  110. I love the two color version. Great optical illusion. We always like to find a local restaurant in the area, not a chain.

    ReplyDelete
  111. We look for local cuisine, anything but chain eateries.

    ReplyDelete
  112. Very cool block. I definitely want to try to make one of these. Local little country restaurants are usually where we try to locate.

    ReplyDelete
  113. We often look for a Thai restaurant, or a brew-pup. (My husband loves to try new local beers.)
    I love all the secondary patterns that arise from your block!

    ReplyDelete
  114. Actually that's the only time we have fast food so I can get my fast food fix on the road!

    ReplyDelete
  115. We like Cracker Barrel when we are on long road trips.

    ReplyDelete
  116. Does a bakery count? I'm always on the lookout for different cakes, pies, cookies, or anything sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  117. I always look for Oriental restaurants when we go on vacation, ones that you actually can sit in and eat your meal, a little on the fancy side but not too expensive. We don't have anything like that around here!

    Love your block, too! It would be perfect for a quilt for my nephew. He thinks he is "mostly" Irish just because one of our relatives came from there. :)

    Sandy A

    ReplyDelete
  118. I look for comfort food or else something out of the ordinary--depends on the moment.

    ReplyDelete
  119. Congratulations!

    I usually look for pub food ... they have a large variety of food and it's tasty and reasonably priced.

    ReplyDelete
  120. I love this block! When we travel we like to look for Italian restaurants. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  121. Love this block. When we travel we are always so focused on getting where we're going that most of our meals are quick in and out eat as we ride kind of meals. Next time I think we will take the dime to look for some interesting places.

    ReplyDelete
  122. I have a couple favorite fast food restaurants I look for... in theory, it's the same wherever you go so I know what I'm going to get. Not very adventurous but...

    ReplyDelete
  123. I look for a safe environment where as an elderly woman can eat comfortably, enjoy the restaurant without a lot of noise or hassle.

    ReplyDelete
  124. Nice block. Don't really travel so at home, I like to get pizza or have Italian food

    ReplyDelete
  125. Great block! I like to look for a local Italian restaurant. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  126. We ask the hotel staff for a couple of recommendations for a good place to eat. rozz01 at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  127. I moved from west coast to mountain state so if I go to a big city it's all about Thai food or sushi or Chinese. Anything I can't get at home. tljeo at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  128. I have a medically challenged child so I don't travel, but when I did, I would search for a Jack in the Box. I know, most people don't like fast food, but I grew up on Jack in the Box. I live in Alabama and the closest one is 115 miles away. I make a trip there every so often to buy 100 of their tacos. I bring them home and freeze. Works great for me.

    ReplyDelete
  129. We always look for the mom and pop restaurants when we're on a road trip!

    ReplyDelete
  130. I really like this block. When traveling, we always seem to be in a hurry, so unfortunately it's usually something fast.

    ReplyDelete
  131. Oh yeah, keep going with the Celtic designs--another one going on my bucket list!
    My husband would rather travel and get where we're going than stop and explore, and yet he refuses to eat in the car, so we usually do familiar fast food. If we want a sit-down dinner, we go for comfy, family-friendly places like Cracker Barrel.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  132. Lots of possibilities with this block. When traveling, I like to look for a restaurant I cannot find near where I live, especially one with character as well as good food, such as Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse in Tucson

    ReplyDelete
  133. I always want to find a good Mexican restaurant

    ReplyDelete
  134. Love your block. I like a steakhouse with a good salad bar, since I rarely cook steaks at home. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  135. Love the block. Must look in the book shop if it has arrived from America yet? Sometimes takes a while to come to the end of the word, New Zealand

    ReplyDelete
  136. Traveling with children can be trying, so we like to keep it as simple as possible and pick somewhere 'known' (chains like McDs for instance). This way we know the kids will eat their meals without any melt-downs.

    ReplyDelete
  137. I always look for the restuarants having gluten free options as I must be gluten free...

    ReplyDelete
  138. My husband and I usually look for a local brewhouse/taphouse. We use TripAdvisor to help us find the fun, local places to eat. We don't particularly enjoy going to a chain restaurant when traveling.

    ReplyDelete
  139. My husband and I also look for diners or small family owned restaurants or cafes. Some of the truck stops have the best food also. We have enough chains at home so want something different.

    ReplyDelete
  140. I love looking for the tiny mom and pop type places that have a few cars out front.

    ReplyDelete
  141. I love looking for the tiny mom and pop type places that have a few cars out front.

    ReplyDelete
  142. I love me some Crackerbarrel. I don't even need the menu -- give me Mama's french toast breakfast no matter the time of day, haha.

    ReplyDelete
  143. When my husband and I travel, we are usually camping. We do like to see the local people, though so we like to go to a bar/restaurant. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  144. Italian food is very popular with my family when we are travelling from pizza, calamari to scampi!!! now I am hungry!!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  145. My favorite kind of block, one that is straightforward in construction but makes wonderful secondary designs when put together! Wonder what it would look like if I tried it on point? Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  146. I have a lot of food allergies, but I can eat at Red Robin. We take a lot of our food with us when we travel.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  147. We usually eat at fast food places. It is so much faster and easier. If we decide to go out to lunch we would go to Applebees. I like this place. They are really nice and you don't feel like you are in close quarters with the other customers. You can relax and just breath. Love your block but I always do. You are one creative lady indeed!

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  148. When we've still got a ways to go hate to say, but it's often fast food in a travel rest stop area. But when we've got more time to linger we usually go for a road house - preferably with poutine!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

    ReplyDelete
  149. Whenever I travel with my husband, we are (or he is) intent on getting to our destination ASAP. So any food stops are of the fast food drive thru type.
    Love your block! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

    ReplyDelete
  150. When we travel we usually don't have much time so we stop at fast-food places but I really enjoy little independent home town cafes as they have the best food! tkmattson@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  151. My husband and I like to try different international foods. We look at how many cars are in the parking lot to see if it is good as well as online reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  152. We like to eat at a restaurant that is not in our town. Some of the family owned restaurants are the best!

    ReplyDelete
  153. We love to find local mom-and-pop kinds of places. Thanks for your block design ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  154. We usually ask the locals for a recommendation-have never gone wrong on their advice.

    ReplyDelete
  155. Local diners are usually a favorite along with the deli section at the local grocery/ co-op store for a quick stop while traveling.

    ReplyDelete
  156. My husband and I like to try different international foods. We look at how many cars are in the parking lot to see if it is good as well as online reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  157. Love your block, Melissa! I am a truck stop that serves breakfast 24hrs kind of travelling gal. Youcan never go wrong ordering an omelet :)

    ReplyDelete
  158. I like this block! I may just use it for my grandsons graduation quilt. I don't travel a lot but like home cookin' no fast food places for me.

    ReplyDelete
  159. I am still new to quiLtING so I am over the moon to see your block and find out such a brilliant magazine exists. We live in England and mostly drive through Europe to Croatia for the summer. This year my quilts will go with me. I will do one by hand on route. We stop off anywhere off the beaten track where the food looks home made. It's never the same thing twice as we meander through all the different countries and cultures. Would love to get my hands on the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  160. It said to leave an email address. Just in case annehuckerby@outlook.com

    ReplyDelete
  161. Ethnic or foreign food restaurants; often a place that's been featured on tv or in a magazine article.

    ReplyDelete
  162. I love your block. So many possibilities! I always prefer family-owned restaurants when I travel. I think I get a better feel of the region that way.

    ReplyDelete
  163. While we are on the road, it's usually fast food meals. Once we are at our destination, we may try local restaurants, but we tend to go to familiar chain restaurants because we know what to expect and aren't surprised by high prices or food we don't care for :)

    ReplyDelete
  164. Love barbeque or whatever the "natives" recommend.

    ReplyDelete
  165. When we travel we look for the local BBQ or coney island! thanks and congrats on your block!

    ReplyDelete
  166. I would love a copy of this book. I always look to see where there a lot of locals eating, as they always know what is best!

    ReplyDelete
  167. I love Mexican food. If there isn't a good restaurant around - I can always hit the fast food places.

    ReplyDelete
  168. When traveling I look for restaurants that have good reviews. I love creative lines in your block!

    ReplyDelete
  169. I like to have a good hamburger and shake too. I prefer diners over chain eateries.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  170. When we travel we look for unique restaurants. We don't want to stop at chains or everyday ones but something fun and interesting and local. kthurn@bektel.com

    ReplyDelete
  171. I am usually looking for a reasonably priced restaurant that has a local vibe to it. We skip tourists traps and try to look for cuisines we have not yet tried.
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  172. We also look for a good diner for breakfast. I love your Celtic Tricks Block.

    ReplyDelete
  173. We always have our kids in tow so anything that sells cheeseburgers works for them :)

    ReplyDelete
  174. For me and the boyfriend, we like to find the places that the locals love.

    kathompson94@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  175. INteresting question! Kinda depressing all the chain restaurant answers. I have a rule - I'm not allowed to eat McDonald's anywhere while travelling. Only had to break it once when my host brought me there and I had no other options :(

    I guess I usually try to look up reviews and find a highly rated place that locals love; or something that is native to that country that I can't get at home.

    ReplyDelete
  176. We always look good pub food or the local "dive".

    ReplyDelete
  177. When traveling, we usually eat at fast food places unless we are done for the night, then we look for a local restaurant or something we don't have at home. Love your block. Thanks for a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  178. I look for Mexican food when we travel.

    ReplyDelete
  179. I always look for Fish & Chip restaurants.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.ocm

    ReplyDelete
  180. Its usually Mexican; in London however, this was not a good choice :) reply to pjrquiter(at)msn(dot)com

    ReplyDelete


  181. we live in Alaska so eating out is a real treat and what we head for is a McDonald's. When we taught in a logging camp, we would go down to Portland, Oregon and the first and last stop would always be for a hamburger. WE even brought back some to eat at home, never minding that the lettuce was limp...it always tasted so good. Love your block. It is interesting which line your eye follows on the different colorways of your block. Thanks so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  182. Love the $1 drinks at McDonald's and going to Cracker Barrel. Who doesn't love that good home cooking?

    ReplyDelete
  183. We always try to find a small local place. Look for a parking lot full of cars--the locals always know where there is the best food! We have found some GREAT places that way.

    ReplyDelete
  184. I like to eat at small diners as well, especially for breakfast. They usually do the best Eggs Benedict.

    ReplyDelete
  185. Thai or Vietnamese for me! Other than a great coffee shop (which isn't dinner but I always seek out good coffee!)

    ReplyDelete
  186. Love the block. so simple but versatile.
    Love to eat at any chain restaurant that we don't have any in Hawaii (e.g, Olive Garden, In N Out Burgers, etc.)

    ReplyDelete
  187. I am a first timer at your blog. Love it. We always look for Cracker Barrel's when we travel. We know exactly what kind of food we are getting.

    ReplyDelete
  188. I love your block!I like to find a greek restaurant when I travel.

    ReplyDelete
  189. Love the block. I like to try to find a local, non-chain restaurant to try when traveling.

    ReplyDelete
  190. We love local coffee shops, especially those with bakeries, that have fresh scones. Love your Celtic block! Would love to be a winner!

    ReplyDelete
  191. I like little diners or local spots--also places with good ice cream.
    bjkaup(at)abbnebraska(dot)(com)

    ReplyDelete
  192. We always look for a local restaurant after we ask 'the locals' for recommendations! bella.harriger@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  193. Love good local places such as diners, coffee shops or a really good Mexican restaurant - preferably not a chain!

    ReplyDelete
  194. I like to look for a Cracker Barrel because you have a choice of breakfast or dinner.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa