Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today is the Grand and Glorious Day....Quiltmaker's blog tour!!

Hello everyone! My quilting friends from near and afar! What are we all up to these days? I've been working up a storm with creating a new quilt from my block that is featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 5 which goes on sale May 8!! The countdown begins!!! Just as the magazine reads "from today's top designers"! How exciting it is to be included in this issue, what an honor! Can you tell I'm a little excited? Of course I am.
My block is featured on page 66 "All Framed Up"

Here are two other colorways that I played with:

This block is easy to piece!! Easy peasy is what my bestest ever quilting buddies, Sydney, always says! The magazine offers the templates for precise piecing, just don't for get to cut off those tips and little bity corner sections of those sharp triangles. You want good points so everyone plays nice together.
The outer portion of the block is especially simple! I hope you enjoy my block, please let me know if you make a quilt from it. I would love to hear from you!

Something to look for in the fall from me...
I can't wait to be able to show everyone the quilt I designed around this block. Very different, not the typical setting. So watch for my quilt come this fall.
Here are the links for you to visit the other blogs in this tour, please stop by all of them and leave us comments...there are prizes to be won!! You never know who will be picked! Surprise, it just might be you!
A complimentary copy of the magazine will be given away from my blog....who will it be? Can you find my block? It is on the cover....

Please go visit www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures to see the awesome prizes available! 

172 comments:

  1. I see your block, top left is my guess.

    What an honor Nancy, your excitement is well deserved!

    I look forward to seeing the quilt you are making from the block, be sure to let us know.

    And I'd love to win the magazine!

    Michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I will post the information about the quilt in the Quiltmaker's Special edition "Quilts from 100 blocks"....it is sooo cool....maybe I better head down to my sewing room and work on the quilt? lol....

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  2. I spy your block on the cover! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. The top block to the left of the names looks like yours but with different corners than what you've shown here. Either way, it's gorgeous! I can't wait to get this magazine which is always so full of inspiration!

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    1. Yes you are right! I designed it, redesigned and just had fun with it! Thank you for the compliment and I totally agree with you about the magazine!
      Happy Quilting!

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  4. Your block looks great with the yellow around on the cover. Cute!

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  5. Great block--very striking! I see it on the top left on the cover--congrats on making the cover!

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  6. Cool block, just underneath the 100

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  7. That is a great block and certainly deserves to be on the cover! I am looking forward to seeing the quilt layout!

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  8. Have I mentioned that I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! xoxox

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  9. What a gorgeous block, I really love the green, purple and red colors. Thank you.

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  10. Congrats for making the cover and for having your block in the magazine. It has a prominant place on the cover.

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  11. Great block! I would love to win a copy of the magazine!

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  12. A very cool block. I see it on the cover - top left under 100 - that is so exciting.

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  13. Awesome block - congratulations on being a top designer.

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  14. Nice block. Grats for having it published.

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  15. What a lot of fun your block will be. It looks like paper piecing is the new thing again. Hooray!

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    1. Sorry, but it is not paper piecing, but traditional piecing....it is easy peasy though :o)
      Thanks for the compliment! Happy Quilting!

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  16. Wonderful block...congratulations...and thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. LOVE the paper piecing. I'm brand new to it and designing my own templates! I just made a paper pieced TCU horned frog yesterday!

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    1. Sorry, but my block is not paper pieced it is traditional piecing....Happy Quilting! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Your block is upper left under the title...great block...congrats!

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  19. Love teh versatility of this block - yea paper piecing.

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  20. Congratulations on a great block! thanks!

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  21. Congrats on making the cover! I've never tried paper piecing before... some day!

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    1. Hi Robin, the block is not paper pieced :o) it is all traditional piecing.
      Happy Quilting!

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  22. Congratulations on making the cover (top left). Looking forward to getting a copy of the magazine and exploring the blocks.

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  23. Love your color choices!

    c.paints [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  24. top left- I have to say this is one of my favs!!

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    1. Awww Sweet! Thanks! Stay tuned for the quilt that will be in Quiltmaker's Special issue in the fall! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Quilting!

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  25. I found your block on the cover of the magazine, top left. You say it is easy to piece, but it sure doesn't look like it would be.

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  26. Im very interested to see how that pieces together! it looks hard, but i trust you. I love the first color scheme you chose the best. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. it really is easy!! take your time on the first one, then begin your chain piecing, keep everything organized that is the key! Keep a precise 1/4" seam and you will be good to go! Look for the quilt in the Fall issue of the special edition that comes from 100 blocks!! Happy Quilting and thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Love the block. Looks like Springtime. Congratulations on making the cover too. Love your blog!

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  28. Congratulations! I love your quilt block and am enjoying my first blog tour. thank you!

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  29. Top left of the COVER! Congratulations!!! What an honor - thanks for sharing the different color combos, too.

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  30. Your block is a beauty. A quilt in the second colorway would be a nice addition to my collection.

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  31. Congratulations! I am off to blog tour also.

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  32. You're in the top leftmost column. Congrats! Thank you for showcasing the block. It looks fantastic -- almost like bright jewels.

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  33. Wow - you're a cover girl!!! Love your block & can't wait to see your quilt.

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  34. I love your block - especially the first version!

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  35. Congratulations. Love the different color ways.

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  36. How exciting to be included in the magazine and to have your block shown on the cover! I look forward to seeing the quilt you are making with it.

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  37. I am so glad you have All Framed Up in Quiltmakers magazine and on the cover. Good for you. Thank you for participating and giving all of us a chance to win such a creative magazine.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  38. Love the color variations. Would like to see them in a quilt.

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  39. I agree that its on the top left. It's a beautiful block and looks very hard even though you said it's easy. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine. Can't wait to see your block in a quilt.

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  40. Wonderful! Great block. I see it on the cover at the top, left.

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  41. I am interested to see the layouts with the block. It looks like ti has some interesting potential. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. I found it on the cover - CONGRATULATIONS!! What an awesome honor. I have been visiting a few of the blogs. Learning a lot, and seeing some pretty blocks and quilts, too. Hoping maybe I will win a little something, too! Fun blog tour, thanks for sharing with us!

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  43. Congratulations for being on the cover, it is a beautiful block and i can't wait to see the quilt you made with it.

    Debbie

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  44. Congratulations on being in the magazine and on the cover! I love your block. It looked like curved pieces to me at first but on a closer look, they look like straight pieces. Love the different colorways too. I am always inspired to be more creative when I can see several different colors.

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  45. I love your block. Congrats on being in this issue. Can't wait to see the quilt you've designed.

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  46. I like you block. Clean and fresh.

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  47. loved your block! congratulations. can't wait to see the quilt you make with it.

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  48. I'm so excited for you. Congrats on your beautiful block. I love the different color ways. I look forward to seeing the quit you make from the block, but do we have to wait until fall? lol Congrats agains.Well done.

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  49. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this block. One of the things I particularly enjoy about quilting is how differently we can make blocks look, just by the way we set them. So many quilts, so little time!!
    quiltschon@att.net

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  50. Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. What a dynamic block! It doesn't look easy....grin.

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  52. Wow! This is an awesome block. The best I've seen so far. I love the strength of the design and the colors. Glad to hear it's easy. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. This block has a feeling of strength and movement about it that comes through in each of your color renditions. It looks so versatile too. Congratulations on your selection for QM 100 Blocks Volume 5 - this had to be an easy selection for them because this block is outstanding.

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  54. Another lovely block with such huge potential! I'll have to keep an eye out in the fall. Congratulations and thank you for a hosting a great giveaway! :)

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  55. Hello Nancy! Love your block. Don't include me in the giveaway, I'm on the tour, too. Just stopping by to say hello. Have a super day!

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  56. I bet this block will be amazing with more of them!

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  57. Congratulations on having your block chosen for the magazine-and the cover no less!

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  58. I love the block you designed! Congrats on being selected for the cover!

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  59. Olá,seu bloco está logo abaixo do 100 da capa,parabéns.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  60. Great block! It has so many different design possibilities depending on how you position the colors.

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  61. I see it on the cover! And it looks great. Congratulations. :)

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  62. "Easy Peasy"???? I don't know.... I'd love to try it. It looks great on the cover - top block on the left. But I really like the jewel tone (green purple) and green blue with printed background shown on your blog page best. Thanks for the motivation. Can't wait to try.

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  63. Love your block, especially the one in the centre. thanks.

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  64. Congratulations & so awesome to be on the cover! Your block design is fantastic!! Thanks for showing it in different colorways! I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine! Sew much inspiration!!

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  65. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comMay 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Your block is very dynamic and I love the colors. It looks difficult but you said its not so that makes me want to try it. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.

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  66. Love your block and the colors. Congrats and I can see you are excited. Thanks

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  67. Far left column, first block - truly a place of honor for an outstanding block! Congrats on being published in Volume 5, you certainly deserve it*Ü*

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  68. Great block! You made the cover right under 100. Super!

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  69. I see it on the cover. How exciting! I like the block, congrats on being chosen for a block.

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  70. How neat to be featured on the cover. I like your block. I just finished a quilt using the Tri-Recs template. Your block reminds me of that. I LIKE IT.

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  71. I like your block, especially the third one. But I confess, it doesn't look easy peasy to me! Congratulations and thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  72. Your block will make a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the giveaway

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  73. Congrats on being on the cover! It is wonderful to see the color variations for your block!

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  74. Congratulations on being on the cover. What an honor to be featured.

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  75. Your block looks so dramatic, yet in thirties repro fabrics I bet it would sing. Thansk for sharing

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  76. I love how different this block looks with the different colorways you played with. Congrats on being featured and for your cover block! I think it's the top left one too. Jane

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  77. Congratulations on your block being included in Quiltmaker Vol. 5! This block will make a sensational quilt.

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  78. Congratulations on a great block. Looks to me like you ARE on the cover of Vol. 5 Looking forward to the magazine. Thanks for the giveaway

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  79. love the block looks like a heraldic symbol.

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  80. Congrats! A "top designer", chosen to be in the best quilting publication, and a cover girl---it does not get better than that! And I love easy peasy blocks. Very nice!

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  81. Congratulations on being a cover girl :-) Great block!

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  82. Congrats,nice block
    Thanks for the chance to win
    mhinders@myclearwave.net

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  83. Very pretty! I like the one in the middle with the white square. Congratulations!

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  84. How did you know all my favorite colors? Love your block and can't wait to see your finished quilt! Can't wait to get my hands on Volume 5! I have the other 4 already!!

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  85. Very nice, I like how different it looks with differnt fabrics. Thanks much for the chance!

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  86. Congrats on making the cover. Great block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. Awesome and can´t wait to see your quilt done.Congratulations!!

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  88. I can see using up stash/scraps for the inner block and then the use of the "framing" to pull it alltogether!

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  89. This is one pretty block. Congrats! Judith, Texas

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  90. I found your block. I like all the color ways here on the blog post, however, better than the cover pic. Very nice, one of those that I definitely want to make. 54-40 or Fights are some of my favorites, and I want to make one on point like this. Love playing with color like you did to bring out different designs within the block.

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  91. Awesome block. Congrats on getting it on the cover.

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  93. Great block. I'm glad it's easy although it has a complex look to it.

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  94. Where's the block? Far left column at the top -- first one to notice right under the 100!! (I recognize your fabrics! Great design tool.) This block looks very regal to me for some reason. Maybe because I'm reading an Arthurian legend these days.

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  95. Congrats on your block! It's simple, but elegant. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  96. i like your block and use of fabrics. i love TOT's. lets the color do the work.

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  97. I was surprised this wasn't paper pieced. Looks like a fun block to make.

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  98. You have every right to be excited. Congratulations!

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  99. Yes is it very prominent with the gorgeous cheddar proclaiming it! Nice block and thanks for a chance to win the magazine.

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  100. Nice, love it, very versatile...and easy :)
    Vickie

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  101. I love your block. Can see it done in batiks. Please show us your quilt layout. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Lori, I'm making the quilt for the special fall issue in batiks...hoffman's batiks! They are scrumptous! Look for the quilt in the fall issue! Thanks for stopping by and your compliment! Happy Quilting!

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  102. Great block and congratulations on being on the cover!

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  103. Thanks for the block. Always wanted to try this pattern. I will have to see if it is "easy"!

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  104. Awesome block!! I can imagine it in so many different color combinations. Congrats for being on the cover!

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  105. That's a fabulous block! I love paper piecing!
    Thanks for the chance at the give-away.
    Maureen
    mgw070 (at) shaw (dot) ca

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  106. CONGRATS !! Your block is neat, so many possibilities.

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  107. Pretty block! I like paper piecing, it makes such sharp points. Congratulations on being in the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  108. Beautiful block and how great to be on the cover too. Congratulations.

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  109. I like your block & hope to learn how to piece such sharp triangles.

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  110. Sweet block! Congrats on making the cover!!

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  111. cheddar -love the cheddar! Next time I find some I am buying TWO bolts!

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  112. I especially like the jewel tone block colorway. I'm anxious to see your quilt in the fall!

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  113. Cool block. Thanks for sharing color choices as well.

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  114. I love the block, congratulations on being on the cover!

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  115. Your block is very striking ... and definitely visible on the cover! Wow, how cool is that?!?! Thanks for a shot at winning a copy of the magazine!! :)

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  116. I wonder how your block would look using a bordered fabric on the star points...

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  117. I love you block! Very cool! Congratulations on being published in the magazine! :)

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  118. Loving all these neat paper pieced blocks to make! Awesome block!

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  119. Your block is the top one on the far left if you are looking at the cover! Congrats on being published I am sure it is very exciting! Pick me pick me!

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  120. Love. Love. Love this block!

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  121. Now this is a lovely paper pieced block that I want to make, thanks

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  122. This block is stunning, thanks for creating it!

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  123. Congratulations to you!
    This blog tour sure is fun.

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  124. Great block. I love this tour.

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  125. Nice block and congrats on making it into the magazine!

    I think I like the 3rd colorway best.

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  126. That is certainly a "Wow!" block, even in the different color schemes.

    ehfengman@yahoo.com

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  127. Yes, I found your block on the cover. I can see some wonderful secondary designs coming from this block, something I enjoy. Putting a block "on point" always seems to give it more energy. Can't wait for the mag to come out.

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  128. I do love this block! I look forward to seeing your quilt.

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  129. You have a lovely block, very talented lady,
    Hugs

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  130. Such a lovely block. Congrats on making the mag.

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  131. Craziness. I see it, it's the 1st block on the 1st main row. Congrats!

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  132. Congratulations on being a covergirl! I love your block. I especially like the last colorway. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. If I don't win it, I can't wait to buy it! nellsheartstrings@yahoo.com

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  134. I Love Your Block "All Framed Up". I can see it on the cover on the Top Left. Thanks for having this Great Giveaway!

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  135. 1st on the left; thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  136. Quiltmaker found a special spot for your block on the cover 1st on the left of the 1st row in the middle. My eyes always seem to start at the middle and move outward...sort of the way we like to have our quilts look right? Aren't there speciality rulers out there to be used instead of the template? Seems there's one by EZ. Thanks for an opportunity to win. Sandi

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  137. Your block is on the cover, top left area. You may say "easy, peasy", but it certainly looks complex and fancy. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

    Congratulations on you being chosen.

    Beth beth9253@sbcglobal.net

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  138. I would love to make your block and can't wait to see the quilt you designed with it.

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  139. Great block! Congrats on being in the 100 Block issue and making the cover, how exciting is that?

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  140. I love the block you designed, especially the one in the reds, purple, and green. I did find your block on the front cover of the magazine on the left in the first space. I can't wait to see the block in a quilt design.

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  141. I like all the color options you showed for your block. Thanks for your giveaway.

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  142. I did find your block on the cover, that is so awesome for you. congratulations and thanks for the chance to win the great "orange"

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  143. What a neat block. I can't wait to see the quilt using your block. Congratulations of having your block included in this year's Quiltmaker's 100. I do see your block on the cover, top left.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. What a wonderful block. Thank you.

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  145. Congratulations on being a cover girl :) Wow, you have your work going into a lot of places. Thank you for the teasers :) Here is hoping your son is doing ok with the wisdom teeth procedure. Not fun! Why do they even call them wisdom teeth? I guess if we called them Pain in the Gums teeth, the name really wouldn't catch on, would it...hmm... Congrats again on your block!!!

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  146. Oh, what a nice name you have!!! And I love the block you designed because I love stars, and I can't wait to see the whole quilt that you'll be making! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  147. Your block looks great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  148. Yes, I found your block! Congrats on being included and on the cover!

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  149. Congrats on your block on the cover!

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  150. Beautiful block and congrats on being ont he cover.

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  151. What a great block. I love easy ones that look hard.

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