Monday, November 5, 2012

100 Blocks Volume 6: Square City

I'm so excited to have a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6! This newest volume of blocks will hit stores November 13th.

My block - Square City        myblockisin6_200

You'll find my block, Square City, on page 52 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6! My block is a simple patchwork block that can repeat in really fun and cool ways. I showed it in two colors, aqua and gray, and when you repeat those colors throughout a quilt, you get a pixelated feel to the quilt, which I really enjoy. I also rotated the blocks for more movement.

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This block also works great in a scrappy rainbow quilt. This layout makes me want to dig into my scrap bins right now!

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My block can work fabulously showing off your favorite fabric collection, too. Here, I'm showing it using Denyse Schmidt's Shelburne Falls line, due to hit shops later this fall.

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The 100 Blocks blog tour continues through the rest of this week, so be sure to check Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, for more links to designers sharing their blocks.

Pssst....would you like to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6 for yourself? There's tons of beautiful blocks in it, I highly recommend it. Leave me a comment here, and the winner will receive a copy of the newest volume of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks as well as my newest pattern, Sea of Stars, which will be released tomorrow! Please be sure to come back to see it :) Entries will be accepted through midnight EST Friday, November 9th, and I will announce the winner on that same day.

Have a wonderful Monday!

385 comments:

  1. Love the rainbow arrangement! Thank you for chance to win the magazine and your pattern.

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  2. I love this block! And thank you for the chance to win!
    sewmuchfun400(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Very nice. Thank you for the chance to win. jackiewar@cebridge.net

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  4. I have always been a slave to the square..I just love them and so much you can do for different looks. Thanks for the chance to win.
    kyquiltymama@hotmail.com

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  5. I'd love to have a copy of this book and your new pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love the pixellated feel of the block! Congrats :o)

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  7. Congrats! I really like this pattern. You can make great patterns with it!

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  8. Love your block & original color choice. Amazing how it changes with different fabric choices!

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  9. Oh! would love to have this book! And that pattern! Thanks for offering the chance to win!

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  10. I like seeing the possibilities you have with one block. Makes me think of trying more ways with one block.

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  11. This block looks like it would make a great scrappy quilt.

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  12. What a versatile block. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Congratulations on being selected for this publication. What an honor and so well deserved. I LOVE your block, its versatility and its scrap-friendly nature. I definitely will be using your design quite soon.

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  14. Thanks for showing several different ways it "plays". Always helpful to me to see it in different colorways and layouts! Congrats on being included!

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  15. Congratulations! Your block is great and looks like an easy one for a beginner.

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  16. LOL, I love your blog. I keep finding it in other spots and wondering if you are on BlogLovin? I get my fav blog updates on that :)

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  17. Great block! And thanks for showing the full quilt with different color combinations! :)

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  18. Headed for the scrap bin after I finish the tour. I agree this magazine is well worth the money. Thanks

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  19. Congratulations, what a lovely block and thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Great block. It does have that digital camo look to it, depending on the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine and your pattern.

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  21. Looks like a fun Block. I collect scraps from our Charity Quilting Group and will have to try this one.

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  22. I really like the scrappy rainbow rendition! I can't wait to start pulling colors for it. :)

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  23. Congratulations of being in the magazine. I love the versatility of your block.

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  24. This is a great block that has so many possibilities.

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  25. Congrats on the block! THanks for the chance to win ;)

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  26. Wow what a great block. I would look great in black and white!

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  27. What a great block! I love it because it is so versatile and would allow me to be creative in designing a quilt using the block you designed.

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  28. I love your rainbow version. Very inspirational.

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  29. That is very interesting. Good work!

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  30. I love your block! It's so simple but leads to such an intricate and interesting design. Thanks!

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  31. Thanks for the opportunity! I like your block, because I am a simple sewer, and it doesn't look overwhelming to me. Have a great day!!

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  32. love the block- especially in the quilts you show. I feel a scrap attack coming on.

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  33. Congratulations on having a block in the magazine! I love your Sea of Stars pattern!

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  34. Love the pattern that forms using multiple blocks!!! Congrats on your block being included in Vol. 6! The 100 Blocks magazines are great for inspiration!

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  35. Cool!!! I have SO many scraps to use up that this would be perfect!
    Thanks!

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  36. What a difference color choices can make! Your post today really socks that home. I really like your block. Thanks for the chance to win

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  37. Simple blocks that can look so different make it so fun to assemble a design.

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  38. Would love to get a copy of that message.

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  39. definitely a wow block. Looks like lots of work but amazing outcome.
    aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  40. I absolutely love this, especially the rainbow version. It's definitely going on my list

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  41. Love this block, especially the rainbow one. Definitely going on my "future projects" list.

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  43. Love loveblove your block! I enjoy twisting & turning my blocks to see what comes of them. Thanks for the chance to win! This is so much fun ;~)

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  44. I love your quilt block! I love that you can use so many different types of materials with it! Your aqua/grey combination is beautiful!

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  45. nice block!! Denise must be from Massachusetts, as she has fabric named after a few places there...Sea of stars is also very nice.

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  46. What a neat block and looks so different and new depending on your fabric choice. Congratulations on being part of the tour.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Awesome block for a scrap quilt. Congratulations of having it published in the magazine!

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  48. Another beauty!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  49. This is my first visit to your blog --- I will be back. I love all the variations of the simple squares --- talk about wanting to dig into my scraps!
    quiltschon@att.net

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  50. Thanks for the opportunity Elizabeth! It's so nice to see all of the different ways you can layout your block. Definitely sweet, modern and simple!

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  51. Love your scrappy blocks and layout.My fav is the blue one!

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  52. I love your block and love the way you show it with different fabrics! That really helps as a beginner quilter. Hope I win the book!

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  53. This is a great beginner block. My younger sister want to learn how to quilt..would be perfect to teach her with. Can't wait to add Volume 6 to my library...a chance to win a free copy..wonderful.
    QuiltinGram
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

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  54. Very fun block. Love the use of grey. What a neat way to take traditional piecing and make it so modern.

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  55. Congratulations! I love the aqua and gray version. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. What a fun block! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  57. I like the name and the block....Very versatile.

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  58. this is right up my alley, i love 4 patch blox

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  59. Love your block in the scrappy rainbow colors. It makes it look like a plaid.

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  60. Very neat block, so many possiblities with color too. Thanks for the chance and congrats!

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  61. I love the versatility of your block. It's so much fun to have a block that can be rearranged to create different effects.

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  62. Very nice! I love that I could easily use this opportunity to use up some pieces. :)

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  63. Love your wonderful, versatile block!

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  64. Your block is very versatile and fun, I love all the variations! Thanks for being a part of this fun blog tour.

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  65. This simple block when repeated creates an amazing finished quilt. Congratulation on been published.

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  66. I love the blog hop and seeing all of the new block patterns.

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  67. I love your block, and it lends itself to scrappy which I really love. Jan in ND

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  68. Great block! I love it when secondary patterns form when blocks are put together. Thanks for the chance!

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  69. Congratulations! Lots of good ideas for your block.

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  70. Wow. I love your block. The colour combinations are inspiring and I love the versitility.

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  71. what a cool idea for scraps. Thanks!

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  72. Wow I love your block. The colors are gorgeous and I really like the way the block can be adapted to suit different fabrics.

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  73. Love the colors of your block. I enjoy using traditional blocks in new ways.

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  74. All I can say is WOW! So simple yet so effective and changeable. I admire anyone who can dream up a new pattern! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  75. Congratulations on having your block published in the newest issue. I like the movement it creates in the quilt.

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  76. Neat block, thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. I like all the different looks you can get just by rotating the blocks! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. It is nice seeing a simple block for beginners plus it is really amazing how color can play tricks to make the quilt look so different. Love it!

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  79. Square City is so neat and it makes great use of color and scraps. Like it very much.

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  80. Wow lots of cool variations with that block.

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  81. I love traditional patchwork blocks that can be used in many different ways. Your block is inspiration to my soul!
    sue@asdfwordpro.com

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  82. Great block, you can do so many things!

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  83. I love seeing all the different layouts of the blocks. I lack an imagination!

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  84. I am a avid quilter who is always on the "look-out" for special blocks. I love the simplicity of "Square City". It must be exciting to be chosen for the honor of having a block in the new Quiltmakers 100 Quilt Blooks, vol.6.

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  85. I love your choices in colors. I love quilting.

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  86. Square City is a nice block. Thanks for an opportunity to win Volume 6. Sandi

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  87. Love the colors! Can't wait to see the new 100 Blocks!

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  88. Thanks for giving the different color options - each is very interesting!

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  89. Thanks for the color variants! Hard to decide which to try.

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  90. I found your block/quilt interesting.
    Thanks

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  91. Cute block! Congratulations on having a block in the magazine. I can't wait to see your new pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  92. Really neat idea,love the change in colors.

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  93. I really love the rainbow square quilt. Thank you for the chance to win and looking forward to seeing your pattern tomorrow.

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  94. What a fun block! Congratulations on having it published.

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  95. Another great block. I have been a fan of your designs since I made "Hip to be Square" for Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad 2011. I will be making this one, too.

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  96. I love your block and would love to win the magazine and your new pattern-thanks for the chance!

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  97. I really appreciate the various examples of the block used with different color schemes--so any possibilities.

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  98. I love the scrappy option of your block. Thank you for sharing

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  99. Lots of movement in your block and in the subsequent quilt! Great job!

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  100. Congratulations on being chosen for Volume 6! I can hardly wait for the issue to come out and see all the quilty goodness inside!
    HMinTN

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  101. I would love to win the new copy.

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  102. It is amazing how versatile this is with color and movement changes! A certain winner!

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  103. Love the different looks, depending on the fabrics selected!

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  104. I've just recently started wanting to quilt again and I'm finding so much inspiration from all these blogs! I love the color combinations you show on this quilt.

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  105. I love your block...perfect for scraps! Congratulations for being in the magazine.

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  106. Congratulations on your published quilt. Awesome! Thanks for sharing....Judith, Texas

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  107. This blog is the first 100 block blog, I have participated in. It is fantastic seeing all of the participating sites that are taking part in this blog tour. I love seeing all of the new blocks you have created they are awesome.

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  108. Seu bloco é fabuloso, a possibilidade de usar sucatas me deixa formigando,adoro trabalhar com elas.Acho que aguça a criatividade pelo fato de explorar o temos.Parabéns por estar no livro.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  109. What a great giveaway I would love to win this and your awesome pattern

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  110. I love blocks that make arty quilts! Thanks for this opportunity to win! Keep up the good work.

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  111. Hi!!! I love your block!!! It looks good in all the layouts too!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  112. The color variations of the block are beautiful. Thanks!

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  113. Great block! I like the pixel-y way it looks. Thanks!

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  114. Great block and a wonderful opportunity to use up scraps especially in the rainbow version. This would be really nice for a beginner and would look more difficult that it really is!

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  115. Looks like a simple block with awesome layouts that look a lot more complicated

    Deb Brandt, Prior Lake MN
    dgbrandt52@gmail.com

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  116. The pixilated block is clever! I love the rainbow quilt!

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  117. This block has a lot of possibilities. Thanks!

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  118. I love your pattern, it is truly lovely. The patterns in the quilt book just amaze me and I would love to win this copy.

    Thank you for offering.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  119. Oh I love your rainbow version of your quilt!!! Amazing how different it looks depending on the fabric! How cool is it to be a published pattern designer?? Sweet!!!! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win this awesome book!

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  120. That's going to be a fun block! I can see the "scrap stash" coming in to play here!

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  121. Your block is so versatile. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  122. Great block with lots of possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magagzine!

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  123. Very simple block with lots of possibilities.

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  124. Congratulations! I would love to win a copy...thanks for the chance.
    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  125. It is amazing the way Square City for all color combinations, your block would make perfect donation quilts for the east coast of the USA. I would love to win the magazine.

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  126. Congrats on having a block in the magazine! Cute block, too!

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  127. Nice block! I can see a lot of possiblities with this one...thanks for sharing! It makes me want to zip through my scrap basket and bust out a cool quilt top!!

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  128. Love all the color ways you showed with your block.

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  129. It's amazing how different the pattern can be with just a change in color

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  130. Beautiful patterns both...would love to win magazine and Sea of Stars!

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  131. Congrats on your block being chosen for the book. Really loved the rainbow scrappy quilt.

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  132. Very nice! I'm partial to patchwork blocks and this one is particularly nice. Thanks.

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  133. Congrats on your block! Kudos to you! This block is so versitile and looks deceivingly super super complicated (especially with the Shellbourne Falls fabric!)

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  134. I love how something so simple looks elegant.

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  135. Your quilt is so cute. The grey and blue are just the colors my daughter would have chosen. Can't wait to try it.
    Sherry in Southeast Texas

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  136. Love your blocks......thanks for the new blog!

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  137. What a versatile block design...I bet it would be lovely in batiks, too!

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  138. I liked seeing the block in several different color combinations. Thank you

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  139. Your block is great and I love the rainbow quilt. Thanks for sharing with us and for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. Congrats. I love all the possibilities with this block

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  141. A very clever block; I especially liked the Rainbow quilt

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  142. Great block! Congratulations on being chosen as a contributer for the magazine!

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  143. What a great block that can be used many ways.

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  144. I love your simple/intreget block and thw fact that you have a scrappy variation,Love the colours,Congrat on your block, Hope I get a chance to win a copy.

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  145. What a versatile Block. I like it in the rainbow colors! Congrats on being in the 100 Blocks Vol 6 magazine.

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  146. What a great block! Thanks for entering me in your drawing!

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  147. LOVE your Block and the NEW pattern

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  148. Congrats on making the mag. Its a great block.

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  149. thanks for the chance to win a copy. I always feel quite motivated after seeing so many creative block ideas.

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  150. Your block is simple yet beautiful :)

    kerry(AT)penny-dog.co.uk

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  151. OOOH Your Sea of Stars Pattern is beautiful, As is this square city. I hope I win.

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  152. Congratulations! I'd love to win a copy.

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  153. Wow! Amazing look with each fabric collection.
    Congratulation on your publication!

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  154. Great quilt your block makes. Thanks for the chance to win

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  155. Love the mock-up with the rainbow scraps!

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  156. I love your new pattern sea of stars and your block! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  157. Love your block...it reminds me of a modern version of a farmer's wife block !

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  158. Oh fun! I would love a copy!!

    brookeali(at)hotmail.com

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  159. The way you combine solid colors with patterned fabric is masterful. I enjoy seeing your work.

    -Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  160. OOOOOOOooooo i love the pattern with the Denyse Schmidt's Shelburne Falls line fabric. That will be fun to do, thanks, scarlette

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  161. This book looks like such a great resource!

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  162. What a lot of variety from one block! I think that last one with plaids and a semi-country feel is my favorite.

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  163. I think your pattern would look so cute with vintage christmas prints! Thanks for your design!

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  164. I would love to win! The rainbow version looks awesome.

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  165. Oh, this block has lots of versatility! Nicely done. thanks for sharing.

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  166. Great block there are so many possibilities.

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  167. Thanks for a very versatile block

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  168. Congrats on having your block published! I love the rainbow version, and my scraps are already "rainbow" sorted!

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  169. Thanks for pixelating me! This is a cute block. I saw your new quilt pattern post and it is absolutely stunning!

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  170. Very effective modern quilt pattern from such a simple block. Many color variations could be possible. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  171. Fabulous block -- great job! Congratulations on being featured! :)

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