Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Once again, I'm so happy to be a part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! I've been in 5 issues now and on the cover for the second time in this issue! Do you see it?


Well it might help to actually to show you the block so you can find it!

Crossing the Circles

I love this block! It's actually 4 - 6" blocks put together to make 1 - 12" block. I'm so in love with solids and deep, saturated colors! And of course I have to work in shades of gray in almost every quilt I make! It's a very simple block to make. You just appliqué the center circle and slice and add strips of gray. For full instructions, go to page 36 of Vol. 10. I can see a full quilt made of this block, or a border, or set alternated with plain squares of solid color. Almost anything goes with this block!

And now for the giveaway! One lucky quilter will receive a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 10. Just leave a message telling me your favorite block (sorry, no bonus points for picking mine, but I'll be flattered!). I'll pick a winner early next week. Then, head to Quilty Pleasures, Quiltmaker's blog for more chances to win! Good luck!


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  1. I am Bonnie Hunter's #1 fan, so I gotta go with her block! :)

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  2. I have yet to see them all but so far I like the little bird block. I love birds. Yours is good too.

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  3. Congratulations, Jenifer, on having another block in the magazine and making it to the cover! I really do like this block. It's very similar to blocks that I won in a block lotto and would be a great variation to use for making more blocks to go with the other ones.

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  4. Thanks for sharing, I love it, I have just bought a gorgeous range of solids,so this would be perfect, simple but effective!

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  5. I think all of the blocks are just beautiful. Such creative quilters!

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  6. Congratulations! You have a lovely block.
    One of my favorites blocks are Gudrun Erla's.

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  7. I can"t make a choice, They are all very nice and every block has his own oppertunity. Sorry I love all the 100/ 1000

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  8. I like Nancy Mahoney's Rainbow Star. It's hard to choose when you don't have the book. I have been to so many sites and seen so many blocks but it's hard to remember their names. I'm sure there are many others but I will go with Nancy's!

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  9. Okay, so I won't get bonus points, but I really do like yours best...I like the free pieced part of crossed circles!

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  10. What a great design! So fresh and modern, and a perfect favorite!

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  11. It is really hard to pick just one favorite because there are so many wonderful creations. I like the all so far of what I have seen on the blog hop.

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  12. Today, my favorite block is a specific Maple leaf block that is made up of several HSTs and lots of solid blocks for the center. I found it in a Linda Potter Book.

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  13. Great block!!! I guess if I have to choose, the ice skating bird would be my favorite.

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  14. Crossing the Circles is an intriguing block and I look forward to making it.

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  15. I do actually like yours the best. I'm into circles right now and I like this twist on them

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  16. I like your block, it's so original and different but looks fairly easy. My favorite block has to be the skating bird, he's so cute.

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  17. Fun block. My fav block so far is the Tangled Hearts block

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  18. I love your modern block - and the header on your blog is beautiful. I also like the applique blocks - and the skating bird block

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  19. I really love Gudrun's block! Yours is very nice too!! :)

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  20. As much as I like your block, that barn block is my favorite. :)

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  21. I have to day the skating bird. I am a applique girl. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  22. Even though I haven't tried applique, my favorite blocks are yours and the skating cardinal. I suspect I should take my own hint and learn the technique. :)

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  23. My favorite of the ones I've seen is "dreaming of spring."

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  24. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway. My favorite blocks are star blocks--two of which are Star Wash Block and Serendipity Stars.

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  25. Great block - one of my favourites!!

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  26. i do like your block but another one i like is a block called "and so on" and i like "dreaming of spring" so many neat blocks.

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  27. Can't pick a fav, but yours is clever and stunning!

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  28. So hard to choose, but I did really like Diamonds in Your Eyes. Every block is fantastic!

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  29. I love all the blocks and can't pick just one. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  30. Your block has a very modern look. Very nice. So far I like Tangled Hearts and the one with the little sheep. But, then again, with so much variety, there is something for everyone!

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  31. I do like your very modern block, but my absolute fav so far was called rainbow star.. thanks for the opportunity!

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  32. Like Denise Russerts block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. Great block. My favorite block changes every day. Today it's Corkscrew by Melissa Corry. Thanks.

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  34. This issue has lots of great blocks. The ice skating bird is my favorite. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  35. Congrats on your block being chosen for the book. I can't pick a favorite because my mind is racing with ideas of so many I've seen!

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  36. Your block is a cool modern looking block. It is tough to choose among all the ones I've seen this week. I'm loving "spring" by Deonn as it is so happy; but, since I'm not much into applique, i'd most likely never make it. I also love the bear's paws within a bear paw block. I can't remember the name of the block; but, it was a twist on traditional blocks and those really appeals to me!

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  37. so far my favorite is the one with the bunnies

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  38. I guess I'm secretly a bird lover (so secret I didn't even know) because 2 of my favorites are both birds. One is the ice skating bird from day 2 (I think) and there was a sweet little bird yesterday. Go figure. I do like your crossed circles. I'd love to see different layouts using this! Congrats on being in the 100!~

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  39. There are several blocks with birds I have my eyes on. Oh and one that reminds me of crystals.

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  40. Cabin Stars is my favorite. Love the shapes and colors.

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  41. I really like Chinese Lantern.

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  42. I can't pick a favorite block as there are so many great ones from which to choose. I would like to use your block in a sampler quilt of houses. It makes me think I am inside looking out at the sun or the moon.

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  43. There have been so many beautiful blocks . . . it's nearly impossible to pick just one! I love geometric blocks and there have been a number of those -- so I'd have to say "Diamonds Are Forever" rated the highest of those! I think your block is fascinating . . . it's very Asian to me! :)

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  44. Hard choice. I think # 999 Diamonds are forever. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Congatulations on your block. There are so many blocks that I have liked--Bonnie Hunter's and Nancy Zieman for different reasons and the tangled hearts but I have so many that I want to make.

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  46. I can't choose. I like them all
    and want to make so many of them.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. Love your block. No way to choose a favorite as they are all inspiring

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  48. I really can't choose one favorite -- amongst them are the iceskating cardinal on the cover, the balloon one (also on the cover), Nancy Mahoney's rainbow block, etc. etc.

    Pat K.

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  49. Although I don't do much applique I'm kind of drawn to the humming bird feeder block.....but they are all fabulous!

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  50. Tangles Hearts has been my favorite so far. I do like yours as well. :)

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  51. I like Mary Kinch 'Dreaming of Spring'

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  52. There are several that were special for me, but if I can pick only one it would Keiko Clark's Midnight Sky. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. I like the one with the hot air balloons because it would be perfect to make something for my favorite aunt.

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  54. Without seeing all of the blocks it is hard to say, but I do like the hot air balloons. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  55. Man, it' so hard to pick a favorite! I love them all. I think I'd choose the bird on ice skates.

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  56. I really like the skating bird!

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  57. I would have to say Dreaming of Spring from Mary Elizabeth Kinch. I am more of a traditional quilter. Modern is good just not for me. I like your block. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

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  58. My favorite block is the church dash. marilyn.mcgahan@gmail.com

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  59. I like the ampersand block. I like words and punctuation.

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  60. You know, I like them all and look forward to trying to make lots of them. It is so much fun to see all the different blocks made in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  61. I really liked Starry Hearts...there are so many amazing blocks though, including yours and it's hard to pick just one!

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  62. I'm not going to pick just one because there were soooo many that fired me up. I can feel my current UFO's taking a temporary back seat so I can get crackin' on making MANY of these new blocks! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. I love your block- it's so different! (but I'm not a fan of grey!)

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  64. so far, I like the midnight stars block best. They are all pretty depending on what colors you make them.

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  65. I love the little sheep block called spring, I think.

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  66. I love the block on the cover with the ice skating bird :-)

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  67. There are so many great blocks (including yours) that I couldn't chose just one...I want them ALL.

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  68. I actually like the red flower with green stem and there are tiny flying geese all around the stem and flower. It's on the next to last row near bottom.

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  69. congrats, your block is so much fun. it is way too hard to pick one block I like. but I will be using "Spring" for a new great niece that just came. I have plans for a lot of the blocks. LOL

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  70. I like them all, and I like yours because it's unique, but I think my favorite is the Bird on Ice Skates
    dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  71. Your block is really fun - I love bright colors! I could never pick just one block - they are all so great in their own way! Thank you so much for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  72. I hate having to pick favorites! I dunno.....

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  73. I haven't seen all of the blocks yet but every day I find at least one if not more that I really want to make. I think your block would make a stunning border on a quilt I'm planning but I've never done applique so I'll need to study the directions. Congratulations on being picked for this special edition! deborahmay816@comcast.net

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  74. I really like Denise's skating bird.

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  75. I'm picking your block. It has some wonderful possibilities! Thanks

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  76. I can't pick just one! Bought the magazine-couldn't wait to see if I would win one. Really enjoying "meeting" the designers.

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  77. Today, it's "and so on" but it's really hard to pick one. Congratulations on having your bock included.

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  78. Love your crossing the circles but I love Quiet Plays cottage too!!!!

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  79. would love to win one and see what i like

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  80. Call me old fashioned but I love Log Cabin Squares!

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  81. Honestly, your block would be one I would actually make - easy enough, but looks complicated!!! What's not to love???!!!

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  82. Your block is a fun block and congrats, but I'm really excited about making puddle jumper into a lap quilt. Thanks for the fun and congrats.

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  83. There are so many of the blocks that I like, that I can't pick just one.

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  84. I really like your block and the one I would make first is the skating bird block.

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  85. Today my favorite block is the nine-patch. Yesterday it was the churn dash, and the day before that the log cabin. I love, love traditional blocks and the stories behind them.

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  86. I don't have just one favorite; I will say I'm partial to landscape quilts and house blocks!

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  87. Gundruns block is my favorite. Your solid fabrics look so amazing and you could slice that circle anywhere and make a wonky look, well mine would be because I can't cut straight. Yes I will have fun making your
    block.

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  88. It would be so hard to pick one. But I liked Jocelyn's from Fat Quarter Shop. I do love your header! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  89. Do I really have to pick just one block? I really like your block because it tilts modern, I really like Bonnie Hunter's because it is scrappy. Okay, I'll just stop at those two. Thanks.

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  90. Oooh, cool modern block design! Love the quilting in your header, too. fabulous.

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  91. It is so hard to pick just one but as I am a scrappy quilter, I would have to choose Bonnie Hunter's block

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  92. I haven't seen the issue yet except for the cover but I can honestly say your block is the one that caught my eye.

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  93. Favorite block in general? I haven't seen the 100 blocks yet, but I typically go for log cabin remixes. Your block is really neat.

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  94. My very favorite from this tour has been the "Bear Paw Nested". I have never done a mod quilt but may try it with your block. It is lovely.

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  95. not having seen them all yet, I'd definitely have to pick yours! I love the bold colors, the cut-apart circles - it's all so exhilirating! I'm going to give this a try right now - at least make a throw cushion cover, if not something bigger!!
    Thanks,
    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

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  96. Great block! Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Vol.10. I havent't finished the hop yet and have seen so many awesome blocks. I love the blocks that have appliqué

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. With so many great blocks it's sew hard to pick just one favorite. I do love bold bright colors, rainbows, butterflies, water falls...ok some of those don't exactly have to do with quilting...but guess you can figure it out.

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  98. There are a lot of great blocks on the tour, but the intertwining hearts block (can't remember the name of it) keeps coming to mind.

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  99. There are so many great blocks on the hop. I can't choose one.

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  100. HI, oh so many pretty blocks!
    Still love the Dresden Block.
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  101. And so on. Made me laugh when I saw it today. They are ALL amazing! If I don't win this magazine...I might cry! And off to buy a copy as I wipe my tears. Thank you.

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  102. It's too hard to choose a favorite block as they are all awesome! I love your block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. My favorite block is the nine patch. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  104. I really liked the paper pieced Best Friends block (don't remember the designer) as it reminds me of my "road trip" partners. Planning on using it to make each of us a tote bag.

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  105. i like the cardinal on skates....so fun and whimsical!

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  106. My favorite block is Puddle Jumper by Beth Helfter, #975.

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  107. I haven't seen all the blocks yet so I really can't make a choice but I did like the heart star block.

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  108. Love your block, it is in the running!

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  109. They are all my favs... I can't decide; however, I love this technique you presented and how it adds a modern twist to appliqué.

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  110. My favorite of the ones seen so far is still Deonn Stott's Springy sheep.

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  111. I like "Spring" with the bouncing sheep.

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  112. I liked your block. It reminds me of chop sticks on a plate.

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  113. I like the nine patch flower. sarah@forrussia.org

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  114. Good evening... I like your block, but so far my favorite has been the barn quilt block. I appreciate all the hard work, worry and enthusiasm that y'all put into submitting your creations. You go girl !!! Kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  115. I like your block, but my favorite might just be the hummingbird block. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  117. Congratulations on your Crossing the Circles block! There are so many wonderful blocks in this issue it's impossible to pick just one. The various star blocks are my favorite.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  118. Love your block and a nice idea of a teenager or a quilt for my husband.
    I have to say, I love the skating bird block, it looks so fun and perfect for the winter.

    Debbie

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  119. Congrats!
    I like Tangled Hearts and any of the stars!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  120. your colorful block is outstanding on the cover! congrats.
    my favorite block in this issue is the ice skating red bird.

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  121. Your block is really cool but I'll admit that my favorite is "Spring" - the little fluffy lamb.

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  122. There are so many great blocks in this issue it is too chard to chose a favorite. So I choose a category, the star blocks.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  123. I just can't come up with a favourite. Every one I see, I want to make it! Yours would be so bright and colourful in a baby quilt!
    Lanie
    remills at amtelecom dot net

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  124. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 21, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    I have seen so many that I like. I really am going to have to get this issue. Your block looks like a lot of fun. Can't decide on my favorite.

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  125. I havent't finished the hop yet but have seen so many cool blocks. I love the blocks that have appliqué..thank you ...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  126. I like your block a lot but there are so many cool block as usual! thks for giveaway. pjrcontest(at)msn(dot)com

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  127. I really like the Ted Turtle block. That face is just so special. You block is nice too.

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  128. Gosh that is a difficult question! I like the turtle block cause it is super cute, but it might not be the block I would make. I would give yours a go. I think it would make a great baby quilt.

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  129. I think my favorite block is the Hunter Star, but in modern-looking fabrics (and different sizes throughout the quilt).

    Although I'm definitely going to have to try yours as well -- it's great fun!

    debiscfc@yahoo.com

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  130. I'm new to quilting so I have no idea what the names of the blocks are - I just know that I like the more Modern designs - thanks for the chance to win!

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  131. I honestly do not have a favorite, have liked so many I'd need to sit down and really study them to find my favorite. i do remember the one with the sheep, tho!

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  132. I can't say which is my favorite cause I've liked them all ;p thanks for sharing your block awesome work

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  133. All the blocks are lovely. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love anything by Bonnie Hunter.
    yoyopattycakes @hotmail dot com

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  134. Oh boy, it's hard to pick just one....there are so many great blocks & I truly love the design of your block. Interesting possibilities! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at rogers dot com

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  135. Well, they all kind of run together in my head, especially after a week long blog hop! I saw a couple that really jumped out at me, but I don't remember the names!

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  136. I will definitely try this one! But I think my favorite so far was the paper pieced girls!

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  137. It is pretty hard to pick! I like your circle block, because I like to combine piecing and applique.

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  138. My 7 yr old son loves geometry, so yours is on my to-do list. I'm still turning it around and seeing all the possibilities with the bar vs the circle. He's "helping" LOL!

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  139. There were many cool blocks on the hop. The one designed by Carolyn Beam sticks in my mind though.

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  140. Love your Block too...but want to make the iceskating Cardinal!!

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  141. I love your block, but I think my favorite is the Spring flower block on the front. So many great blocks!

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  142. Haven't seen many yet, but since I'm partial to stars, might have to go with Keiko's block.

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  143. I love your block and lots of the other ones, but I am a huge fan of Corey Yoder and would have to choose her block. Congrats on being selected for this wonderful issue. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  144. I love Bonnie Hunter's block. I could see making yours out of fun brights for a baby quilt. Thanks for the chance!

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  145. It is hard to remember them all but I did like the 3 sisters page. Cabin Stars was my favourite of the 3. lynnmcindoe at gmail.com

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  146. Tangled Hearts stands out to me. Congrats on making the cover.

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  147. There are so many blocks deserving to be called my favorite blocks. I like Spring because it's so happy. kthurn@bektel.com

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  148. So far, the ampersand is my favorite because I have a friend who likes them and now I have an idea for a gift ( : The trees along the top of your blog are also a favorite (even though they aren't of the "100 Blocks" I like it every time I see them).

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  149. I have fallen in love with block 1000.

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  150. My favorite block so far is Spring by Deonn Stott.

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  151. I'm a star girl, so my favorite is midnight sky.

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  152. I cannot pick a favorite because I haven't seen one yet that I disliked!! I really love your block, good job as always!!! genipickens at gmail dot com

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  153. My favorite block was one with entwined hearts that I saw earlier in the week. I do really like yours with the solid colors.

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  154. I like modern blocks, so yours is me fab.

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  155. Every block is exciting in its potential, but the one I know I am going to make first is Denise Starck's ice cream truck. I have the perfect recipient in mind. Yours is a neat block that I will be using. Thanks for sharing and offering the giveaway.

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  156. Tangled Hearts, definitely. I like yours, but I have a thing for hearts.

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  157. I love all the blocks, but if I have to say one, I'll say Gudrun Erla's block, your block's wonderful as well

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  158. What a great block. I'm going to add it to my list!

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  159. Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
    Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
    Sue xx obat penggugur kandungan

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