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. Oh i would love to be the winner! Thank you!

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  2. De-lurking to say congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to win the mag!
    Can't wait to see the Sea of Stats!

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  3. Lovely! It looks gorgeous in Denyse Schmidt's new line!

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  4. Love your block and love volume 4 and 5! I can't wait to get 6!

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  5. Great block! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Tilleybl@aol.com

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  6. What a great block. I love that you showed how it would look in different color/fabric combos. Thanks for the chance to win (and I can't wait to see your new pattern - you are so talented!).

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  7. Congrats on being included in this issue! I'm excited to see it!

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  8. Would lov a chance to own this mag! Thanks Elizabeth!

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  9. I love the patterns created when you combine the blocks!

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  10. Oh it looks great in every version! Lovely!

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  11. Well done and many congratulations, great block, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Ooh, I like how the small greys kind of disappear in your rainbow version. Lots of movement-- versatile block indeed!Ooh

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  13. Oh awesome! I love the rainbow look too :) Thanks!

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  14. Love your block done up in all different fabrics, so pretty!

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  15. Like ur block and the various possibilities

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  16. I definetely would love to win a copy of the magazine, as there are nearly no good quilt magazines here in Germany...Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  17. Gosh - I'm not sure I'd know where to start picking fabrics for this block. I wonder if a scrappy version would work.

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  18. I love making four patches! Thanks Mary

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  19. This is a great scrap buster! I'm always on the lookout for scrapbusters and this will certainly be added as a wonderful resource.

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  20. This is a great scrap buster! I'm always on the lookout for scrapbusters and this will certainly be added as a wonderful resource.

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  21. This is a great scrap buster! I'm always on the lookout for scrapbusters and this will certainly be added as a wonderful resource.

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  22. This is a great scrap buster! I'm always on the lookout for scrapbusters and this will certainly be added as a wonderful resource.

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  23. This is a great scrap buster! I'm always on the lookout for scrapbusters and this will certainly be added as a wonderful resource.

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  24. This is a great scrap buster! I'm always on the lookout for scrapbusters and this will certainly be added as a wonderful resource.

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  25. This is a great scrap buster! I'm always on the lookout for scrapbusters and this will certainly be added as a wonderful resource.

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  26. This is a great scrap buster! I'm always on the lookout for scrapbusters and this will certainly be added as a wonderful resource.

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  27. Your block is great & looks good in all of the variations. I'd love to win a copy, thanks for the chance.

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  28. Oh.....excited about both! Would be thrilled to be picked!

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  29. I love this block. The grey & turquoise looks beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Cheers
    Lush
    London, UK

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  30. This block is definately versatile! Thanks for sharing! Would love to own copy of this book!

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  31. Nice block I can't wait to make this block.I can see a lot of possibilities with colors for this block.

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  32. Love your block and what you can do with it. i like the scrappy quilt. thanks for the chance to win

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  33. Great block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. A very versatile block with many options. Great fabric choices, too!

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  35. Congratulations on being in the 100 - love a block with versatility and your mock-ups are wonderful.

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  36. This is such a unique looking block! It is definitely a illusion to the eyes. One has to really look to see all the little four patches. I love the way it looks in the different colors.

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  37. This magazine is always so full of inspiration -- can't wait to get it!

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  38. Congratulations for being in Vol.6!
    The different colored versions are great to see. I really think the bottom one showing Denise's next line is great the way the design in the fabrics almost make them appear to connect via that vine/stem in them. very cool looking.

    I have to add that I just LOVE your blog header. Such a pretty one with great color!

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  39. I'll try again, never seem to win! Might be my lucky day! Thanks for the chance. Ginger

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  40. Thank you for easy block which can be use for impressive quilts.

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  41. Great block! Love seeing the different options of turning it into a quilt that you show. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. I love your new block - so many options! I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  43. I love that you showed all the versatile ways to use your block. Really gets my imagination going. Great job.

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  44. Love your block - so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Your new block is so pretty (and versatile). I am also in love with your fabric choices!

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  46. Love your block, such a lovely Modern quilt feel to it. Congrats on being in the magazine.

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  47. I really like the way your block comes together in a quilt, beautiful. Thank you.

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  48. Congratulations on being included in the magazine!

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  49. congrats to you! a great block

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  50. Congratulations on being a featured designer! Your block is terrific. What a great way to use up some of my ever-growing scraps! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. I love the scrappy version of your block!

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  52. Can't wait to see the new pattern!

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  53. congrats! your block makes a really cool quilt. I love this magazine and have done many of the blocks from them. thanks for a chance to win an issue.

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  54. I love your block, especially after seeing the way it looks in a whole quilt!

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  55. I love it. The scrap bin is a wonderful place to start on this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Congrats on being featured in the magazine!

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  57. Congrats! I especially like the rainbow scrappy version!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  58. I love your block. I can see using a lot of my scraps making this block.

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  59. I can certainly see why your block 'made the cut'!! Versatility - Good Luck and Thanks!

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  60. Cool block. It really helps to see different options of how it might look in a quilt. Congrats on being published!

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  61. Your block is very cute. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the 100 blocks issue #6.

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  62. I really like the combo of aqua and gray, but it is cool to see the other colorways as well. Thanks for the change to win!

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  63. Oh wow Elizabeth! You must be doubly excited! One of your blocks in Quiltmakers 100 blocks and a pattern being published today! Congratulations to you!! I really love your block you put in the magazine especially the scrappy quilt. The colors just demand attention and I love bright colorful quilts. Thank you for a great give away and again congratulations on all your accomplishments!

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  64. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of 100 blocks!

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  65. My first tour and wow so much too see!

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  66. Congrats on making it into the new mag! Thanks for the chance.

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  67. Fun block, love the scrappy colorful layout!

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  68. Love the variety of color options here. Thank you!

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  69. Congratulations...your block would work with many fabric combinations!

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  70. I like the pixelated effect- very cool!

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  71. Great block and I like seeing the different color options! The Scrappy rainbow one is my favorite.

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  72. It is amazing how much the look of your block changes when you change the fabric. Very cool. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. What a great block for fabric play!!!

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  74. I am constantly amazed by all the talented quilt people out in blog land. Congrats on getting a block in the book. Your block is awesome.

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  75. Loved the look with Shelbourne Falls

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  76. Loving this book with every beautiful block I see!! Congrats and Thank you!!

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  77. Hello! Love your block. It's versatile & could add some prettification to any quilt. It's great to meet you. Don't pick me, I'm on the tour, too. Have a super day!

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  78. Love the simplicity of your block but also how it comes together to create a beautiful quilt.

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  79. Love your rainbow scrap quilt. Gorgeous

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  80. Love the scrappy rainbow quilt. That block is so versatile.

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  81. Your block is great, I especially like the colorful version.

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  82. How exciting to be published! More than the magazine, I'd love a copy of your pattern ~ it's really lovely.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. What a great block. Love the aqua and grey version.

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  84. I love the block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. This looks like a fun pattern, and easy too. Nice job!

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  86. Love the scrappy look.. Think I could get rid of some scraps like that ;)

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  87. Congratulations for getting your block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6. I had no idea there were so many great quilters out there blogging. Love the multiple examples of your block. Thanks for the chance to win. Tami in Colorado :-)

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  88. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations on being included in the magazine and the release of your new pattern. I enjoyed reading thru your blog.

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  89. A great block! Congrats on being selected for this issue. Thank you for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  90. Grats on being selected for the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  91. A wonderful block. I can see a ton of possibilities in it.

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  92. So versatile! What a chance to play with values, too - thanks for the chance.

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  93. Congrats on your block. I love the way you presented it in different colorways

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  94. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Cool block!

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  95. What a neat and versatile block. It is indeed a great scrap quilt and I can't wait to make it for myself. Great idea that you turned into a quilt block for all of us to enjoy. Thank you for the chance to win and participating in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  96. I would love to win this magazine. Great quilts

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  97. Such a simple block, yet it has such possibility for creative expression. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Isn't it amazing how you can get such different looking quilts just by changing the fabrics! Love this!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  99. Love your designs. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. Hugs

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  100. More patterns! I love using fabric to make patterns pop. And my growing scraps are leering at me - 3 of my 6" flower pots are over flowing, with another two on the verge.

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  101. Hummmm, can see this block as a great way to decrease the scrap pile!

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  102. How fun to see your work in print again! Thanks for the give away!

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  103. What a unique block so many possiblites!

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  104. I love this block and what a quilt looks like made up out of it. I am a sucker for paper piecing squares all by hand and this one is great!

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  105. Thanks for sharing your block and it's lovely possibilities!

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  106. I really like this - and with planning, you could spell out words! LOL!

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  107. Thank you!
    I'm looking forward to the new DS line!

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  108. Your block city design has sooo many possibilities, I too, would like to dig into my scraps! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  109. love love love blocks that are simple, yet stunning! Congrats (and thanks!) for being part of the latest 100 Blocks!

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  110. Great block. So many ways to use it.

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  111. Love this block--this has so many possibilities depending on the fabrics used!

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  112. What fun to try out different color combinations with this block! I can't wait to dig into my stash and try some.
    Congratulations on being chosen for this
    Quiltmakers 100 Blocks.

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  113. I just love your block because you could use ANY color combo in your quilt!! I can't wait to get my hands on the new 100 Blocks!!!

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  114. Thanks for the chance to win. What a wonderful collection of blocks.

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  115. I like your idea for a scrappy rainbow version :-)

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  116. One easy block, but still so many ways to sew it. Just changing colours or fabrics.....Fascinating!!!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  117. your right this does make one want to pull out scraps and make one similar. thnaks for sharing nad for the chance to win.

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  118. Love the scrappy rainbow idea! Thanks for the chance to win

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  119. This looks like a pattern that I would use over and over again.. congrads.

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  120. Thanks for the chance and I love your block!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  121. I really like that 3rd top. They are all fab though! I would love to get a copy of the book?/Magazine? I have yet to get my hands on any of the issues.

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  122. I love the gentle gray and aqua, but that rainbow version just pops!
    Congrats!
    CladdaghsQuiltsandStars.blogspot.com

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  123. I love your block -- and the fact that you showed several different color ways. Thanks so much for sharing! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  124. That's a beautiful layout!
    I love rainbows. :-)

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  125. Congratulations for getting your block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  126. I love having basic blocks to mix and match from the magazine, looks to be a wonderful issue.

    Debbie

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  127. Thanks for showing us your block in several different quilts. Very nice! I love your new pattern too.

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  128. What a great quilt! Love the layout. Thanks for sharing a copy of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks!

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  129. Love the block! Congrats! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  130. THanks for sharing your block and congrats. This can be used in sew many color ways.

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  131. Congrats! Love it in the scrappy rainbow version! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  132. Congrats on having your block in the book! Thanks or the giveaway, I love this series of magazines.

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  133. Thanks for the give-away. The block is great!

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  134. Cool block, would be great for using up scraps too. thanks!

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  135. Thanks for sharing! Lots of possibilities with this one.

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  136. What a great block. Thank you for sharing.

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  137. What a great block. Thank you for sharing.

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  138. What a clever block design and a good way to use up scraps.

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  139. Your block amazed me but not until the magic that came after setting them together. Congrats

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  140. Congratulations on your block in the collection, it's really clever! I want to win!

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  141. What a unique concept--the sneaky double four-patch!

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  142. I've not seen your designs before and enjoy something new. Very nice designs.

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  143. Love the possibilities of Square City! Congrats on being part of the new publication!
    Love your new pattern Sea of Stars! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  144. Very detailed work. Love Sea of Stars

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  145. Using your block would be a great way to use up my scraps. Thanks sew much for this chance to win a copy of QM's 100 blocks!

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  146. Really interesting design to make a sweet, quick quilt. Love it!

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  147. Love the sublety of this - almost a plaid effect on your last example. Very nice - and great for even a beginner with patience!!!

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  148. What a lot of little blocks. Good way to use up scraps...got lots of them.

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  149. Congratulations! Lovely block (especially the color options)!

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  150. I like the pixelated idea :)
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  151. I love the options with your block! congrats! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  152. I really like the blue and grey pixelated pattern!

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  153. must be exciting to have a block published. congrats! enjoyed visiting your site. so much to see.

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  154. Love the block, so many great options!

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  155. I love your block! Thanks for sharing the layouts with us! It really helps to visualize how it would look as a quilt!!

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  156. Congratulations on having your block picked.

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  157. Love all the variety your block gives. Would love to win a copy of the magazine.
    Dianne

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  158. Congratulations on being in the new publication. I love your block as a scrap quilt! Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  159. Ooh, I love that block with the new DS fabrics!

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  160. I love a simple block that looks complicated, and yours sure fits that description! I love all the movement that happens when you put them all together.

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  161. That's a cool block! I would love to win this magazine

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  162. So many possibilities with such a simple design, just lovely. thanks for showing so many different looks to the quilt possibilities.

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  163. I love your block as a scrap quilt! Beautiful!

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  164. I can SOOO see this a scrap busting quilt!! Great block, thanks for sharing,

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  165. Elizabeth, I love your scrappy, colorful rainbow colored squares that tessalate. Gorgeous.

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  166. I like the way that you use colors in your block
    designs. thanks for the chance to win.

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  167. love the scrappy possibilites phis block - can even make a basket weave....very cool

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  168. GREAT Block! I'm grabbing my stash and begin to sew...

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  169. I love it! It's so simple, but when put together makes such a big impact. Great job, Elizabeth!

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  170. I love the block, the possibilities are endless. Congratulations for being in the book.
    a.ladyfarmer at yahoo dot com

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  171. Love your scrappy block! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  172. I love the block, it is so versatile and fun with so many fabrics. Congrats on having your block in the magazine.

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  173. It must be so exciting to be able to say "oh my work is actually published!". I can't wait til I get my turn :>

    Artbylauralewis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  174. I always love asymmetric blocks. Twist & flip. Never know what new designs you will create. Good job with a simple, versatile block.

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  175. Love your block and espically the scrappy rainbow quilt. It's beautiful.
    grammylinda@hotmail.com

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  176. Nice block! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

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  177. Very nice block and can be used in so many different ways. Your Sea of Star pattern is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine and your pattern.

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  178. I like versatile blocks that can be changed into many configurations. Well done!

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  179. Love your block because as a beginner I believe that I can use it and make a quilt that I would be proud to give as a present. Thank you for the chance to win.

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