November 10, 2011

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 4 Tour!

"Welcome Home" - the block!
I am so excited to be able to finally show you my block (and quilt!) that appears in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 4. This is one of those blocks that at first just couldn't find a home. I try to design something (a block, a quilt, a motif - something) everyday. Some aren't good, but some are! And some of the good ones just can't find a home in a quilt despite being good! Originally I intended this block to go in some sort of sampler quilt. Well, that quilt never happened, but the block was just too darn good to not do something with. So when I had the opportunity to submit a block to Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 4, I knew it was the perfect block!

This pineapple block is called "Welcome Home" because a pineapple historically is a sign of welcome and hospitality. Aren't quilters nothing if not hospitable!? And, we love making things with meaning.

"Welcome Home" - the quilt!
21" square
I wanted a small wall hanging to put by the front door.
I also submitted a quilt made from the block to the magazine and it was chosen to go in the gallery at the back (page 88 if you're interested). It's really simple to make. After you make the 12" Welcome Home block (page 19) you need to make 9 - 3" nine-patch blocks and 5 - 3" hour glass blocks. Place them around the block as makes sense to you and fill in with 3" wide strips (cut 3 1/2"). This is a very traditional/country version. I'd love to see what a Modern quilter or another Traditional quilter could come up with!


I'm so glad "Welcome Home" finally found a home at Quiltmaker!

Quiltmaker is generously offering a free copy of the magazine to one of my readers and I'm going to match that giveaway! So you have 2 chances to win Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 4. To enter, leave a comment saying what color combinations you would make your quilt in. (And click the link: Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 4. to see other designers' blocks!)

For extra chances to win, sign up to be a follower of 42 Quilts (comment again saying you signed up) or "like" me on my Facebook page (again, comment saying you "liked" me!) and I'll randomly draw 2 names on Monday (11/14). Make sure your profile has your email address so I can contact you if you win! Good Luck!

195 comments:

  1. Great block. I would make this in lime green/orange/black/white scrappy..with a touch of fuschia. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  2. Really pretty block. I am now a follower of your blog...

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  3. Lovely block! I think I would choose some crisp summercolours in blue , green, red, yellow.

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  4. I am a follower now of your blog!

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  5. I'm a new Follower and Liked your FB page too. Thanks for a chance to win it before we can buy it! As for the colors I'd choose - the pineapple would have to be Yellow and Blue goes nice with that...

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  6. I'm a new follower. Beautiful block, I' make the block in fall colors. I'm going to like you on facebook now.

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  7. I already am a follower and glad of it. I just love this block.

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  8. Congrats on being included in the 100, Jenifer. Your wall hanging is very creative! I often make things in my favorite color combinations of maroon, oranges and yellows.

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  9. I am a new follower! I would love to do your block in lime green, orange and yellows. thanks for the chance to win a copy of the mag. and congrats on your wonderful block!

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  10. Jenifer, your block and wall hanging are wonderful. What colors would I use? The ones that you used...I can't imagine anything prettier!
    Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love the block and the little quilt is too cute, another one to add to my list of quilts I'd like to make...if only I could quilt while I sleep!

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  12. I'm a new follower. Love your block. Thanks for the 2nd chance to win.

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  13. Love your block. Congrats for being included in the new 100 Blocks magazine. I'd try the block with Christmas fabrics for a Holiday Welcome quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Congratulations! I see this block in grey blues, green and cream with the pineapples being the Pop in a yellow/orange.

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  15. Congrats on your block! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. I'm a follower of your blog already, and I'm wishing for your new book for Christmas!

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  17. I'm not sure I could improve on your color choices -- they just seem right. I would love a couple of these blocks on the ends of a table runner for my dining room so I might adjust the colors to coordinate with my decor -- darker greens, cranberry, taupe and a touch of blue.

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  18. And yes, I'm a follower...love your BOW's, trying to catch up right now as I got into too many projects at once this fall...

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  19. I would use a WARM neutrals color palette with dark brown as the "bottom" and a shot of turquoise here and there and maybe a spot of spring green. Gosh. Three comments in a row. I look like a creeper.

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  20. This is definitely a favorite block for me - combing piecing and applique - yum. I am seeing a cotton/wool combination. I have to add you to my daily blog list.

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  21. I would use bright yellows and greens for the pineapples, probably batiks, then add other bright colors, orange would probably be in there also.

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  22. I am already a follower, and will also look for you on facebook!

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  23. I love your Welcome Home quilt. I really like the colors you used - I would probably use a little less green and a little more red. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. i'm a follower already, and like you on facebook!

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  25. i love the way you laid out this block! I am loving navy blue right now, with colors like fushia, gray, and lavender - maybe with a touch of orange?

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  26. What a great block! I love the hospitality tie in. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  27. I think I would make the pineapple more yellow, and then use lighter green to make it for summer or spring.

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  28. Congrats on having your block in the magazine. I really love this block. Can't wait to see your quilt. I think it would look great in a sampler quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. Hugs

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  29. Great block! Congrats on being in the 100 blocks issue! I love the colors that you used--I would make mine in similar colors, but add some blue in the 9-patch in the center. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this issue of 100 blocks!

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  30. I love your block. It is one of my very favorites. I would definitely make it in a country palette similar to yours. It is perfect.

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  31. Am now following you. Also I have your Circuit Riders Quilt Book. Haven't had a chance to do anything yet have other commitments but I keep picking it up and leafing through it. Will also be liking you on facebook.

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  32. I would make this block in bright colors. Great block. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  33. I love the funky asymmetry of your little wall hanging! Nice work!

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  34. Very pretty block. I am a big fan of pieced and appliqued blocks so really enjoyed this one. I would make it in browns, golds and greens.

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  35. I think mine would be a little more vibrant in colors (with the exception of the pineapples themselves). Maybe in roses, greens, blues and tans. Honestly, I don't know! LOL. :-)

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  36. My sister has been asking for a pineapple quilt... this will work perfectly.. I am a true believer in this magizine. Thank you..

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  37. Great block. I would experiment with bright yellows and oranges with green accents.

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  38. What a great table center piece that would make. I would have to say rich tone browns and oranges with a hint of greens.

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  39. I love your block! I would love this in Fall colors! And even Christmas colors would work too. Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks. I have so enjoyed the previous issues.

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  40. I really like blues, with the pineapple yellow to show ripe fruit. Lovely block

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  41. What a wonderful block, and quilt. I love the fall colors you used. It is a great year round block. Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower.

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  42. I love this block! I would pretty much use the same colors, but would shade my "oranges" from terra cotta down to coral, golden tones for the pineapples of course, and my greens possibly going slightly toward bluegreen...and I really don't want to wait until next week for the magazine to come out...but I'll be willing to wait if I win it to join the other 3 issues! Thank you for so many opportunities!

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  43. I have also liked you on facebook!

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  44. I am now a follower to your blog...wish I could be on the computer and the sewing machine at the same time!

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  45. What a great block!! Love the setting of the pineapples! Talk about hospitality!!

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  46. I'd make this quilt in traditional colors.

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  47. Great block! It would be fun to use bright batiks or some funky modern fabric for this traditional design element.

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  48. I love the pineapple welcome idea - and this block is perfect. Thank you.

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  49. Isigned up by "liking" you on Facebook will enjoy keeping up with you and your designs.

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  50. I'd go with the traditional colors of red, gold and green, I think. Your block has been my favorite since I first saw this issue showcased. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. The colors you used work perfectly in my kitchen!

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  52. This block definitely has WOW power!! he he I really like this block. I am not sure what color I would make it in. I would have to play around with different ones till I came up with a combo for me. This block is definitely on my to do list!!

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  53. I like on facebook. Am having fun !! he he

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  54. I'm already a follower. Just wanted to tell you LOVE your block. SO cute! Glad it found a home

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  55. That block looks especially good the way you set it in your wallhanging. It speaks to me in fall colors or something outrageous like hot pinks and purples!

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  56. How about making the 'pineapples' in red??

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  57. Love this block! Saw it the first day and didn't link up with you. Glad it resurfaced.

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  58. Blogger tells me that I am a follower:
    You are now following Forty-Two Quilts
    http://milo-designs.blogspot.com/

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  59. I like that your block is in a project. I would have to add some blue!
    Karen in Breezy Point
    kmartinatuslinkdotcom

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  60. I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the chances to win this issue.

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  61. I like your block and the colors that you chose are perfect.

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  62. Your block found a perfect home! I like the tradition look but who know where I'll go with it when I make my own!

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  63. I like the colors you cose for the pineapple and it's leaves. I would probably try some orange and brown for the other blocks and strips.

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  64. We liked you on FB and left a comment as Margaret and Marcia

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  65. I just figured out how to "follow" your blog! I never even noticed that little button in the Blogger toolbar! So I am now officially a follower!

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  66. I love your pineapple block and I think I would stick with the same colour combo that you used. It says very warm and welcoming. Thanks!

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  67. I think I would use bright happy colors. Greens yellows reds.

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  68. I think I would try this block in black & white with some splashes of yellow.

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  69. Can I go with your color choices? I like the pineapples to be true to color and the 9-patch to be black and white. I like warm colors for the rest of the block.

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  70. The block reminds me of Hawaii and pineapples, so could make a Welcome Home block with Hawaiian colors. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on the publication of your block. I've been lurking on your blog reading the traditional / modern block posts and went thru your book blog tour too (no wins).

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  71. congratulations! I think I would use some bright batiks to make this block. I think it would have a really fun look!

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  72. I have signed up to be a follower of your blog. I know I will enjoy it.
    Linda in Southern Illinois

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  73. When I first saw the Pineapple block, which is what I called it, I knew that it would be perfect for a welcome banner for my home. I was happy to see that you also thought that.
    Linda in Southern Illinois

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  74. It's been a lot of fun looking at all the new blogs! Your block is great, can't wait to get my hands on the issue so I can make one. Thanks for the chance!

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  75. This block reminds me of Williamsburg so I would probably use blues and tans.

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  76. I like your block! I am ready to make this one!

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  77. Nice block. I think I might like to try it with some more contemporary (bright) fabrics which would go nicely with the black and white.
    thanks!

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  78. I really do love this block and the shades you used, really makes it stand out and the textures in the pineapples are perfect for them. I might go more with a gold shade, but I love the colors you used.

    Debbie

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  79. Great block. Love the Welcome wall hanging.
    "Like" on Facebook
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win extras.

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  80. I instantly became a follower and liked you on Facebook.

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  81. I've saved a specific brown print fabric for pineapples! Thank you, thank you for the wonderful block! I spotted it on another blog post somewhere and just knew it was a must when my heart skipped a beat! Congrats!!!!

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  82. browns, golds, and greens, similar to yours, are in my stash if i were to make your pattern.

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  83. i am one of our happy followers! and have been following the daily lists to see all the blox. love seeing all the applique work!

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  84. Thanks for the chance to win. My colors always seem to be earthy browns and greens but I could see this in a wonderful bright scheme too.

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  85. i would make the block in traditional colors. it just looks adorable!

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  86. My block would be all the warm colors of fall - greens, rusts, yellows,.....

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  87. I'm already a follower of your blog via gfc! :)

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  88. Count me for 3 - i love Welcome Home, i live in Virginia and i plan to make that wall hanging for my new home. thanks - shobbs@vcu.edu

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  89. I'd make the block in bright yellow pineapples, lime green leaves, grey background and I'd have to think about what colors to do the center in after I have the other colors picked out. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  90. Count me for facebook - i love welcome home block. shobbs@vcu.edu

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  91. I also like you on facebook! :)

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  92. Count me for following - it should be lots of fun shobbs@vcu.edu I love Welcome Home and since my daughter drives a racecar the black and white squares look like winner flags to me too.

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  93. I think I would probably use yellow/golds and green for this block.

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  94. brown and blue, earth and sky......

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  95. I like the way you did your block but I might change the nine patch to some other colors with out the black. I love the way to set the block in different borders.

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  96. Lovely block! I especially like the autumnal colors you have chosen. It would look equally nice in more springy colors like yellows and blues and light greens!

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  97. Great block for a mini - I'd make mine in bright yellows & mellow browns. Can't wait to see your quilt layout. Thanks for the chance to win Vol 4!

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  98. I would use soft pastels to make your block. Thanks for the giveaway for the magazine.

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  99. I would use fall colors. They are so beautiful this time of the year. thank you for the chance to win.

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  100. There doesn't need to be a change in Welcome Home. Your setting is perfect too. It was a real surprise to me when I scrolled down your blog post. I will be sure to add this to my list of blocks I want to make along with the setting. Maybe you'll be inspired for Volume 5 and bring us another homeless design... Sandi

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  101. Beautiful block! My favorite quilt colors jewel tones.

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  102. I love this block SOOOOO much! It's totally my style and my favorite block that I've seen so far! So glad the quilt you made with it is also in the book. Thank you so much for designing it and congrats for it being published.

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  103. I would use red/brown/tan/green/orange/cream.

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  104. I'm a happy follower of your blog!

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  105. I like the colors you chose...might add a bit of blue. Thanks!

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  106. Charming!!! The little pineapples are very welcoming, can almost smell them from here. You really nailed this one, it is beautiful and I really do like your colours. I could be tempted to play around with them but it seems pretty much perfect just as it is.

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  107. Now, a follower!!! and congratulations, by the way on having your block in volume 4!

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  108. I like the colors you chose! I might change the orange to yellow. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. This block has such a pleasingly trad feel that I'd use my Civl War repros.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine, and congrats on being chosen to contribute!

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  110. I'm a new follower--don't know why I didn't think to follow you before. Thanks for the 2nd chance to enter.

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  111. Actually I love the colors you used because of the gold and black and you have to have red too! those tones are my favorite!

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  112. Brown, green, yellow, pink, white and purple. I'd like to make it have a tropical feel.

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  113. Love your block and wallhanging - I like the colours that you have picked!

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  114. Fantastic block with so many color possibilities. I really like your little pineapple and the small quilt you made using the block.

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  115. Great block! I would use the same colors except I would use Kona solids. Take care!

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  116. So hard to decide! Fall colors...or Christmas red and green...or deep jewel tones. Or maybe all of those!! Thanks for the chance to win! VermontPines@aol.com

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  117. Great block! I think that I would make a quilt using bright batiks t give it a Hawaiian feel. :) Congrats on being included in the issue!

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  118. I would make it in Colonial repro colors to remind me of my trip to Williamsburg. I "liked" and "followed". Will you follow mine?

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  119. I liked the golds and greens, but I would definitely find a way to incorporate blues in this block (blue's my "fav") OR I would go more traditional with the historical/Civil War colors.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks...:-)

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  120. I would make my welcome quilt in warm earthy colors because fall is my favorite time of the year :o)

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  121. I'm a very traditional person, so I'd use pretty much the same fabrics you did. Love the block.

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  122. I love your blog! I am currently into purple, so I would work the blog in purple, greys, lime green and a bit of turquoise.

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  123. love this block~ and I need something for my entry, I think this is just the trick.

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  124. I would use gold, green, and burgandy with some cream for background. It is great that we are getting a chance to win a copy in this blog tour.

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  125. I think you have chosen the right colors for this block/wall hanging. I might switch out the red for a burgandy color. Other than that you hit them on the head. Great block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  126. I would make the block in greens, gold, brown, with a touch of yellow and black. Very nice block, very original. Congratulations on being chosen.

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  127. Great block! Change the "pineapple" colours in the corners and you have secondary designs evolving!! Great stuff!! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  128. oranges, golds, and greens with, perhaps, green shades for the center 9 patch...no, maybe brown shades for the 9 patch...no, maybe blue...possibilities galore.

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  129. I love this block, especially with that checkerboard looking center. I think it would look great using Christmas fabrics. I love using blues and purples but am also loving the brighter colors quite a bit too. I guess the day I chose to maybe do this it would really depend on my mood as to what it might end up being as far as colors. It's a great block though, that's for sure.

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  130. What a super block. I really like the fabric of your pineapples. I would use similiar colors maybe just alittle brighter. This would look great by our front door.Thanks for the giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. I'm a new follower via GFC. That's one of the great things about hops is I always find someone creative and inspiring to follow. Thanks for a chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. I'm your new follower, yay for you!!!!, I'd make the quilt using country colors and you already made, I was babbling when I saw it, I've read other stuff about pineapples, it's always interesting to know the other meanings of the things!!!

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  133. You're right. . .this terrific block found a home. Thanks for sharing~

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  134. I liked you on facebook!!!!! :)

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  135. Your Block is great! Your little wallhanging is beautiful. Congrats on being in the 100 Blck issue.

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  136. Love the wall hanging, thank you for the giveaway.

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  137. I love the block and the wallhanging. I wonder what it would look like in tropical colors?

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  138. I became a follower and am looking forward to your posts.

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  139. Fun block and I love the little quilt you made with it.
    Right now all my quilts seem to be aqua and green.

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  140. I would have to say I would go with traditional fall colors - only because I think they are beautiful...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  141. Id probably stick with the tradional colors and earth tones for the rest of it. Great design! Thanks for the chance.

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  142. Ahh - the hospitality quilt. It would look good as a dining table topper.

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  143. this is a great version of pineapples and your quilt setting is just perfect!

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  144. My entire facebook is filled with quilts and now yours is added to my LIKEs. I would choose scrappy colors to make the blocks as that is how I roll, life is full of a patchwork of friends and they are all welcome at my house.

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  145. Congrats on your block being selected for the 100 blocks. This is really a wonderful block and I had never thought to take a block at a bit and have a small quilt. I would do the block in scrappy colors.

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  146. I'm following you now. So glad to have found you.

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  147. I liked your block but didn't think I'd ever do it till I saw your little quilt...now I think it's a perfect opportunity for me to forge into trying some applique!

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  148. I would definitely do it in bright fabrics, maybe batiks

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  149. I an see this in batiks and Hawaiian colors. Nice design.

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  150. Congrats on your block being included in this lovely magazine :D
    Pastels are my favorite!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  151. I like your block, but would have to work some blue into the quilt somewhere. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  152. First, just wanted to let you know that I "Like" you on Facebook! Gonna head over there to check out your page as soon as I finish this entry! :-)

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  153. Now, for the second chance to win! :-) I would like to see that quilt done in black & white background fabrics with BRIGHT citrus colors-- lime green, lemon yellow, satsuma orange, etc... I think it would look amazing! Oh, and thanks for the chance to win! :)

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