Monday, April 28, 2014

I'm included in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 9!

I am thrilled that my block is included in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 9! Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks will be available at newsstands by May 6th. Welcome to my portion of the 100 Blocks blog tour.    


I used Cold Spring Dreams in the yellow and violet color combination to create my block named Watch Your Step, number 884:

Here it is in pink and blue.

One of the fun things about this block is that by rotating it in various directions you can achieve different quilt patterns. Here is an example of one way the blocks could be arranged to form a quilt.

Quiltmaker is running the blog tour on their Quilty Pleasures Blog starting today, April 28th through May 2nd. Throughout the week they will be featuring designers and having daily giveaways including two fat quarter bundles of Cold Spring Dreams.


Now for the exciting news: Quiltmaker has generously donated one copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks for me to give away. Just leave a comment here, on my blog and at the end of the week, I will randomly select a winner.

Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the tour.

Mary


197 comments:

  1. Very nice block--just realized it could easily be adapted to a placemat. So many blocks--so many ideas.

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  2. Wow, what a great block! Great possibilities with fussy cutting.

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  3. Beautiful block - love the fussy cutting - makes it amazing

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  4. That is such a great name for a striking block!

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  5. Lots of possibilities with this stunning block - love the ways it changes with different fabrics & just by rotating pieces... What a keeper..
    Congradulations on such a fun design.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  6. Neat block design. One I'm sure I'll use!

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  7. This one looks challenging I think I ll try it as a potholder first before i try a larger version.

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  8. I like your unusual block. The idea to feature special design elements of the fabric is compelling. I have always liked "fussy cut" designs. This looks like a modern take on a medallion style.

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  9. really pretty block with lots of potential

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  10. Very versatile block - love the colors you chose.

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  11. So cool! This is my 1st blog hop and I'm having a blast. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  12. Love the block! And thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Great block. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  14. Fun block - I love stripes - always looking for great color combos in stripes. I also love how blocks make new patterns when several are put together. Can you tell quilting is fun, but also fascinating to me!

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  15. Love this. So creative. You can do so many things with it.

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  16. I really like the contrast in color...I like how the blocks fit together

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  17. What a great block to showcase different fabric styles. How facinating!!

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  18. Love the way you put the flour blocks together into a small quilt. I love the interplay of the design.

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  19. This is a very unique design; I bet it would also be lovely laid out in a mirror-image pattern...sort of an 'upstairs/downstairs' fashion.

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  20. love the colours you have chosen and your creative design.

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  21. Versatility is always a plus with a quilt block....very nice!

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  22. I like your steps. It's a great way to use fussy cuts too.

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  23. Good morning from my couch with coffee in hand, enjoying day one of the tour!

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  24. I absolutely love the color combos and the block looks very easy to make. Beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

    Debi Horne
    debihorne54@yahoo.com

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  25. Wow! Just Wow! Absolutely stunning when blocks are put together.

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  26. Oh, my gosh! That is beautiful!

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  27. i love this quilt block! wold love to make a charity quilt with the same fabric you used on the second block.but with an income of less than four hundred dollars monthly i simply cannot afford fabric. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  28. Oh, wow - absolutelty love the block you designed!

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  29. What a wonderful and interesting block. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  30. Congratulation to be in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 9

    Gabi

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  31. Very pretty in pinks!! Love the interesting block!!

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  32. Great block!! Thank you for sharing..

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  33. oh love the fussy cut possibilities with this!

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  34. thanks for showing your block in different colorways. I don't know which I like better! am leaning toward the pink, because pink has always been my favorite color, but the purple is really stunning!

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  35. Very interesting block concept. Will have to check it out further. Keep up the good work.

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  36. A unique block, two stairs in one block. I love the purple and yellow. When its all put together, it has a log cabin feel to it.

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  37. Like the block,always fun with secondary designs showing up as the quilt builds. Don't we all have special fabric to fussy cut? Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Lovely block and I can see many possibilities . Thanks for the chance ,

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  39. I love your block and the many variations and possibilities with it. Thanks for sharing it!

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  40. Neat little block that uses basic techniques! It is a good teaching block.

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  41. I love that QM does these 100 Blocks. I get to 'meet' lots of new designers on the Blog tour! Hope to WIN a Copy!

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  42. Your block really appeals to me because of all the pieces and with that strong diagonal it would be brilliant in lots of different layouts. Love it!

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  43. Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. I love your block! Depending on the fabrics chosen it could be used in just about any setting. A few very large blocks scattered across a background would also be nice. Or going very small and scrappy it could be a nice border.
    Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

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  45. Wow! What a stunning use of colors for your block! Love it!

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  46. LOVE your block!!!! What a clever way of using fabric.

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  47. I love rotating the blocks to get a different look.

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  48. Your block is gorgeous. Hope I win

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  49. Very nice block. I can see using fussy cut fabrics for it.

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  50. Great block! I love that you can get different looks just by rotating the block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. This block would be perfect for fabrics that you want to "showcase". Great design. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  52. Oh, I really like your block. Something simple to construct that I have not seen before. This is one I will have to try. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. Congratulation to be printed in Quiltmakers.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  54. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

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  55. Thanks for sharing your cool block & thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. Love how they come together and make a secondary design! Very cool! Congrats on being in the 100!

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  57. Very pretty block! I am always amazed at the creativity I see in this publication.

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  58. I love your Watch Your Step block! Congratulations!

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  59. What a colorful block. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  60. I love the effect of your block when it is combined and rotated. Also, very pretty fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Congratulations on a great block!

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  62. What a fun block! Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.
    Warm hugs,
    Ruthie

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  63. I love the yellow / violet combinations - so bright and cheery!

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  64. Very modern looking! Fun block! Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway!

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  65. Your fabric looks beautiful in your block design. Looks great.

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  66. Love your floral prints so traditional-sometimes it is really hard to find a great print to start the creative juices but yours fits my need!

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  67. What a unique block! I love it!

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  68. An unusual block, but with loads of potential. Congratulations on getting it in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks.

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  69. Your block is great! I love how the fabric enhances the block and the pattern. Thanks!

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  70. Wonderful block! Congratulations on having it in Volume 9!

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  71. Love the pink and blue version! Thanks for the chance!

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  72. What a great looking block. I love the purple and gold. Great job.

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  73. Love the purples. What a lovely design. Congrats on making it into the publication and thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  74. Love your quilt block and the design it creates when putting four of them together.

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  75. Great design. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

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  76. Really different design. Can't wait to see how it would look in other configurations.

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  77. This is going to be a fun tour. Thanks for putting my name in the drawing. Interesting block for sure.

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  78. Very cool how rotating your blocks gives such different looks.

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  79. I like it! Thanks for the chance!

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  80. Beautiful and new idea for a quilt block and I like how you change the look by rotating it.

    Debbie

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  81. This block has so many possibilities. It is great.

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  82. Love the block you have design.

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  83. I like your block. Looks like something I can do! =) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. Unique layout and secondary pattern it creates! Love it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  85. What a beautiful block! It's stunning!

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  86. watch your step block makes a fascinating rotated block quilt pattern! looking forward to the new issue coming out with your pattern in it!

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  87. Love the name of your block! Love the design also. This is my first blog tour and I am having a great time with this.

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  88. Fun block--love seeing how you can put it together into a quilt!

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  89. Breathtaking! This is beautiful in either colorway. This is so striking.

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  90. Love both block colorways. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  91. What a fun way to showcase a special design in a fabric. I can see this block done in so many different ways!

    Sandy A

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  92. Congratulations on your block being chosen for the book. I like the possibilities.

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  93. Wonderful block and gorgeous fabrics!

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  94. Fun block--looks like there are a lot of possibilities using it!

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  95. I love you block and l like the different layouts
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  96. What a unique block. I am assuming those are striped fabrics, but it would be fun to make striped fabric for it, too.

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  97. Pretty colors and combinations. Love the magazine.

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  98. I love your colors, blue is my favorite.

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  99. Love your block and love love love your fabrics... So pretty!

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  100. Love the block - and the fabric too!

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  101. Really like your block and the fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Vol.9.

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  102. An excellent block Mary. I love the fabric you used & the variations shown. Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  103. I found it quite interesting that you fussy cut to design this block and I like that you chose to show it in 2 colorways also. Great job!

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  104. I enjoyed seeing your block in two colors. Very nice.

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  105. Love the way the block seems to change depending on the color choices.

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  106. I love your block... great pattern. I particularly like the fussy cut portion. All kinds of possibilities emerge!

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  107. wow, wonderful designs emerge when you put the blocks together!

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  108. Love your block! I need to make this. Soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  109. That is one very cool block! thanks for showing the quilt variation!

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  110. I may have to make this quilt block into a quilt for me. I do love it put together in a 4 sq.block.

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  111. I LOVE this block and the possibilities! Thanks

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  112. I like how you can turn the blocks for great designs!

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  113. I would love to win the new issue coming out,

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  114. Love your block - very different. Thanks for the Giveaway chance.

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  115. Love your block - perfect for all my ombre fabrics I have been collecting!!!

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  116. I like the way the flower fabrics have been sort of fussy cut to show off the patterns. They could make a lovely table runner.

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  117. I love the unique shape of your block! Congrats on being included in the issue!

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  118. Pretty fabrics and I love the way you placed the blocks for the quilt!

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  119. I love geometric blocks that can go together in different ways in such different patterns!

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  120. talk about fussy cutting! love the yellow and purple combo with the lovely tiles that remind me of my student trip to Mexico in college. Not quite a log cabin but really versatile and fun!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  121. I love your color palette! So vibrant!

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  122. very interesting! Love the variety. thanks for the chance...

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  123. beautiful fabrics! i like the layout a lot too.
    thank you for the chance to win a magazine
    sara

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  124. Thanks for chance to win! I would like to play with your step up block I will be looking for it in Vol 9!

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  125. My first two quilts for my daughters we log cabins. They each created their own design. This block could have been another choice.

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  126. What a nice block you have created. I'd love to win a copy of Vol. 9. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. What a great block! I adore the pink version.

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  128. Your block looks fun to make and I love the bright colors you used.

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  129. Congrats on your block and thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  130. Congratulations on being included in this issue. Your block has a lot of possibilities--I think fabric choice would really change its personality.

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  131. Congrats on your publish, again! There is a wealth of possibilities with your block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  132. Love the purples in your block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. Thanks for the chance! Nice block.

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  134. Creative ways to make an awesome quilt using your block.

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  135. It's nice to see suggested setting information included with your lovely block. Thank you!

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  136. That is hard to believe that it is the same block, just turned differently!! How inspiring!!

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  137. Gorgeous blockl. Thanks so much for sharing

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  138. Really love your block and thankful you are so creative! You inspire the rest of us. Congrats on being published in 100 Blocks, Vol 9 and thanks for sharing!

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  139. What a neat block! I love the resulting pattern when several are put together!

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  140. such a neat block. I really love the pink and blue fabrics. congrats on your block being in the magazine.

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  141. Such a cool block. I never would have thought such a simple design would produce such dramatic effect! Thanks for opening my eyes!

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  142. You block looks beautiful! Great idea!

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  143. What a truly fun block. I love the versatility.

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  144. Love your block. Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine.

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  145. Lovely block, and seeing the different layouts just really made it so much better.

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  146. Gorgeous blocks....they change so much with different colors.

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  147. I love your colorways, your fabrics and your block. Such pretty fabrics. Congrats your getting your block published.

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  148. Look at those gorgeous fabrics, so stunning in your block. Thanks for sharing.

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  149. Fun block! Can see it as an I-Spy quilt.

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  150. Beautiful blocks and color combinations.
    Thanks.

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  151. I love what happens when you use the 4 rotated blocks together!

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  152. I love your block! I would have never guest that was the way it was going to be used. It is so fun to play with blocks. This will have to be on my to do list!

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  153. I love your block. The step design is really neat and I like the way your sample make a new pattern using your blocks. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  154. Nice block! Lots of fussy cutting in that quilt. Congrats on being featured.

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  155. I'm not familiar with the fabrics, but it's a beautiful block.

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  156. Love the contrast between the large prints, the solids, and the medallions.

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  157. Wow, love the block, and really love the fabric. Did you design it?

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  158. I love the fabric and your quilt block. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  159. block draws your eye in so many ways!

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  160. I've Cold Spring Dreams in a quilt for my granddaughter and I absolutely love it. Your blocks make me love it even more!

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  161. Beautiful blocks and they work up into a quilt so well!

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  162. What a wonderful way to put in some florals or novelty fabrics! Love it!

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  163. Very cute. It is nice to see a different block. Seems like a lot of blocks are all the same. But not yours.

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  164. Very versatile block. I love the idea of rotating it.Thanks for the giveaway.

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  165. The block is wonderful - and the rotation idea is stupendous!

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  166. Cute, pretty original block, congrats!!!!

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  167. Nice design!! Thanks for showing the placement for a creative effect!

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  168. Congrats on having your pretty block in the mag!

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  169. I love your block! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  170. Interesting block; love the fussy cut in the block.

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