A Bright Corner is a great blog, cheery and informative. Andy has a great organizing basket to sew and that was the first item I saw, its bright and yellow too. Think of all the scraps or fat quarters to put it that. Her tutorials are here. She has some nice blocks, I think one in particular is very unusual. Then her quilt patterns are nice too from simple to a little more complicated. All would definitely be great for beginners and seasoned quilters would love them too. I like that Charming Lucy quilt. Then her "other tutorials" are just loaded with all sorts of patterns and ideas. A Bright Corner also has original patterns for sale so be sure to check them out.
Simple Simon and Company has clean, modern ideas in their quilts. Their shop offers fabric and unique quilt ideas. Their blog is good too. Peaches and Cream is a good example of some of their free blog quilts so be sure to read past posts and check them out.
Elm Street Quilts has a lot of inspirational ideas. She sets monthly goal for her projects and encourages other quilters and sewists to do the same. Their patterns are available and also tutorials and blocks so take a look.