Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7

Another day, another blog tour! It's a busy week around these parts. So last summer or fall (I can't remember, to be honest) I decided it would be fun to submit an original block to Quiltmaker's newest edition of their 100 Blocks magazine.
Well, Volume 7 hits newsstands next week and I am excited to have my block in the issue!
My block is called All Roads Lead Home and you can find it on page 68  I went with something a little more modern for my block. I think it's pretty nice on it's own but...
I REALLY like it as part of a complete quilt. I need to make one of these quilts out of real, live fabric now!
 
This issue is full of quilty-inspiration. A huge variety of blocks in all different styles by some very creative people. Quiltmaker Magazine is giving away a copy of this latest volume. If you'd like the chance to win one, just leave a comment on this post. Giveaway closes on Monday, May 6, at midnight MST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified.  GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winner:   Cindi said...
I love your block. Did you get the quilt finished? I'd love to see what you've done.


For links to other stops on the tour and chances to win other fabulous prizes, visit the Quilty Pleasures blog.

343 comments:

  1. Congratulations on having your block published. Your block looks really good as complete quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Well done. I love the yellow shade you have used, that would look great in a whole quilt.

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  3. Yum, your quilt design reminds me of honeycomb .. Delicious!

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  4. Your design is fab - and yay to be published!!! Great looking magazine!!

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  5. Wow! what a great block! I love it as a complete quilt!

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  6. I like the block - I think I'd make it and put little cottages in each square!

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  7. I like this your block. Gray colour make a nice shade.

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  8. Congrats! It must be exciting! So will you be entering a block for the next issue?

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  9. This is such a pretty block. The colours you have used are so fresh. I'd like a whole quilt in those colours.

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  10. Would be a great format for a story quilt with fussy cut or photo centers representing places traveled.

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  11. I am always amazed at how many different quilt blocks can be made, nice contribution.

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  12. I like your block. I also like the way you can see the full layout from the blocks. Thanks for the

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  13. Great block, and it gives a very nice layout in a complete quilt!

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  14. Congrats! Keep up the good work!

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  15. Great block! Love seeing what it will look like as a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. The block and the sentiment it expresses are great.

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  17. Gorgeous block and love the layout!!

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  18. I have enjoyed every issue of this magazine. Congrats on having your unique block included!

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  19. Congratulations on having your block in the magazine.

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  20. It is always more interesting to see how the blocks fit together in a quilt.

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  21. Congrats on being included!

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  22. Your block will make a wonderful quilt! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

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  23. I agree that you need to make a quilt out of this block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. I love this block! You could of called it "Follow the Yellow Brick Road", too! LOL
    Congratulations! It's a great block! Thanks for the give away!

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  25. I am excited o see so many modern ideas for quilt blocks. Thanks!

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  26. It's a great block to play with the colors.

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  27. I'd love a chance to win! Thanks!

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  28. I would love to bring home this magazine.

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  29. Beautiful block and great book!

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  30. I like the way the diagonal stripes make a frame that weaves through the quilt.

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  31. cool block; I love all the different blocks one can make and they way fabric makes each block different.

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  32. Love your block!! And, would love to win a copy of this magazine!! Thanks for the chance!

    Meredith

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  33. I really like your block and the name fits it.

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  34. Congradulations! The block is lovely. I'll be looking for the magazine nest week.

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  35. Great fabric choices. I just lov

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  36. Very nice block. I really like the effect when you put the blocks together in the larger quilt.

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  37. That is a great block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I love how the blocks combine and create the secondary lines and patterns.

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  39. I like the retro Christmas quilt.

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  40. I like your block! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  41. Love the secondary design - awesome

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  42. Cute block. How wonderful for you! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Nice geometric grid from that block design! Very clean!

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  44. Cool block, and I like the secondary pattern when they are put together.

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  45. Like the block. Wonder if the center square could be a fussy cut house fabric....hmmmm.....

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  46. Interesting block. It looks hard.

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  47. That block looks amazing as a full quilt! I'd love to try it.

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  48. What a fun block. I like seeing the whole quilt.

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  49. I like this block and the secondary pattern that comes with it, thanks.

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  50. Fun block! I like how they look together in the mock up.

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  51. Love your block, thx for the chance to win.

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  52. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  53. I love your blog, would love to win!

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  54. I love your blog, would love to win!

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  55. Fabulous block - it looks so good in your sample layout. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  56. Congrat's on being published !! and thanks for a chance at your drawing.

    Jacqueline

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  57. Your block is great. And I love the setting. Congrats.

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  59. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous magazine.

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  60. I am completely new to sewing and quilting (read: haven't made the first one yet, but doing LOTS of research). I would LOVE to win this magazine. It would definitely be a great "jumping off" point.

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  61. I just fell in love with your quilt. This is so pretty and will look so lovely on my bed. A copy of QM 100 Blocks, Volume 7 would sure come in handy. There are so many gorgeous blocks that I want to make, yours included. Thank you for being a part of this tour and giving me a chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

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  62. This mag looks great! Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  63. I loved the last issue! So many beautiful blocks! Can't wait to read this one!

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  64. I think your block would be great as a border as too. I can't wait to give it a try.

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  65. I LOVE your block Amy -- Congratulations on being included in the magazine!!!

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  66. That quilt does need to be made! cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

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  67. Love your block and love the name... something to make for one of my daughters...

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  68. A very interesting pattern develops with this quilt. Good job. Thank you.

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  69. Your block makes a great quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  70. Great block and thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. Love your block! Thanks for the chance.

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  72. I love your block. Looks really good in a quilt. Thank you for the chance to win
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  73. I especially love your block in the aqua and blue (or grey?) tones. Looking forward to seeing a complete quilt version!

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  74. The block is wonderful! I love the aqua and gray with the white background. I'm anxious to see a print in as part of the block, too. It amazed me to see blocks come together for the secondary pattern to pop.

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  75. You are right, this looks way cool as a quilt! I could spend so much time just blog hopping around!

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  76. what a cool block! I'd love to make this...

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  77. Congratulations on being in the magazine. I love how the quilt turned out with your blocks.

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  78. Congrats, Amy! I really like your block, and I *love* its name. :)

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  79. Love the possibilities with your block. Very fun.

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  80. Great block! Congratulations on having it in the magazine! Thank-you.

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  81. Sweet and simple block - I love it!

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  82. Another great block with secondary pattern possibilities. Hmmm, I need to make a baby quilt and I could see "I spy" fabrics fussy cut into those center squares! Love it!

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  83. Nice block. Congrats. Thanks for the chance to win
    Shawn

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  84. I love your block! Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine! Tanks for the chance to win!

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  85. Super cool block!! And you're right, it looks great as a full quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  86. Love your block. Thanks for sharing

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  87. I really enjoy seeing your blocks put together in a quilt. It's very inspirational.

    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  88. I am thinking that a 6 x 6 layout would give a pretty picture for a table topper.

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  89. I love this block. I, too, love the modern fabrics and how this would look as a quilt. Cannot wait to get my hands on an issue of this! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  90. Beautiful. Congratulations.

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  91. Your block is really cute.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 7"

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  92. The quilt looks amazing. I would love to win the book to learn more blocks.

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  93. Beautiful block that makes into a spectacular quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. I never would have guessed that your block multiplied would make that quilt. Amazing to see the secondary patterns come alive. Quilting is like magic! :-)

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  95. I love your modern block, and especially when laid out in a quilt!

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  96. I like your block in the cool blues. Pretty special you've been included in Volume 7. Sandi

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  97. Great block. Can see it in all sorts of color ways.

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  98. Fun block--can't wait to get a copy of the magazine!

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  99. Love your block! Been following your blog for about a month now and really enjoy your work.

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  100. Wonderful block, really love the look as a whole quilt!

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  101. Congrats on having your block in Vol 7. It looks like a fun block to sew.

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  102. Thanks for a chance to win. I haven't seen it out in stores yet!

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  103. What a great quilt block! So pretty! You are amazing! :)

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  104. All Roads Lead to Home....I may have to make this for my daughter who is away at college.

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  105. I like this block and look forward to seeing a quilt made with "real fabric" with this block :)

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  106. I love the name of this block! And, it looks simple to make!

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  107. Sharon Green

    What a wonderful name for this block. I am looking forward to seeing all of the blocks, but this one is something I will be trying for sure!

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  108. Love your block and its name!

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  109. What a great looking block Amy. It looks like it would be fun playing with all sorts of different fabrics and colors. Congrats for being in Volume 7.

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  110. Cute block. I would like to see it with a lovely floral in the center square

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  111. Congratulations on having your block published. The name of the block is wonderul and it block looks great as complete quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! All Roads Lead Home is a winning block!

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  112. All roads lead to home-what a great name for such a simple block. I love that it is versatile and still simple.

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  113. The block by itself is really nice--but, you are right, in a quilt layout it really packs a punch. This would be fun to play with using different color schemes and values.

    LizE

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  114. This looks like a fun block to play with, and would play with other block very nicely.

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  115. All Roads Lead Home is a great looking block and one that I think I might use for my son's quilt since he seems to have finally found his way in the world and back home.

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  116. Your blog appears to be very popular and I can see why. I have really enjoyed reading it. Love your block and choice of colors.Know it will look great in a complete quilt.

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  117. What a great collection of quilt blocks! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  118. Cool block. It will make a neat quilt.

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  119. This block is a winner. I love how it looks in your example set into a quilt. This is a block that I will try. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  120. I love the way it looks as a complete top! Congrats for being in the 100!

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  121. I have enjoyed seeing all of the Blocks in the Volume 7 blog tour. Thanks for showing how it looks in a sample layout. Thanks for the chance to WIN!

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  122. I love the name of your block and that it's a good choice for a fussy cut block. I can see making it with Christmas fabric.

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  123. I'd like to see this in real fabric too. I'll watch for that post!

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  124. Grats on having your block chosen for the magazine.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  125. Lovely block, so enjoying the blog tour.

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  126. I've never seen a block like that.....really nice.

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  127. Cute Block.. and makes a nice quilt. Congrats about your inclusion in 100 Blocks vol. 7

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  128. What a pretty block. I like the blue colors best. Can't wait for Volume 7.

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  129. I look forward to this magazine every year. Love your block and the pattern it creates in the quilt.

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  130. Love your block - looks tricky - thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine!

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  131. Love the block! i can see using this block with a number of color combinations!

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  132. this is a wonderful block. I really like how it looks in a full size quilt. congrats on being published.

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  133. Just absolutely love your block - it is one of my favorites so far!!! :*)

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  134. What a great block and fabulous magazine! Where can I buy it in case I don't win?

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  135. Thanks for sharing. Love your block.

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  136. Congrats on being published. I love your block.

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  137. I love your block and the name you chose. It does indeed look nice in a quilt also.

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  138. I love your block! And yes, it's even more amazing as a whole quilt!! Thanks for the chance

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  139. Wonderful block. I really like the overall pattern that appears in the quilt layout.

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  140. I like your choice of colors - so calming. Thanks.

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  141. Love your block. I think that I am going to have to get a copy if this book!!

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  142. Excellent block!! I love blocks that make crosses.

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  143. This is a lovely block - I am getting so many ideas from this blog hop!

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  144. Wow Amy! I was going to comment even before I saw the giveaway...! The block you made is awesome and I love the name :) so very sweet. Great job! And the magazine looks cool, too.

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  145. That is a great block and I love the way it all connects!

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  146. Really nice block - I bet you couldn't just make ONE. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  147. I really like the simple, clean lines of your block, and I love the name you chose. :-)

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  148. In a word, "Want!" I love your block!

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  149. Love your block and the colors you chose. Your setting for a complete quilt is very pretty too. It would be fun to play with it and combine it with other types of blocks as well.

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  150. I love your block how it can be traditional or modern based on the fabric you might choose. It's lovely and congrats!!

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  151. Awesome! congrats on the block!

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  152. Love your block. Thanks for a chance to win. Linda

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  153. Great block - love the argyle effect it makes. Thanks.

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  154. Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  155. Love your block! This would work perfectly for the 'I Spy' quilt I'm collecting fabric for. Hmmm. Is also a perfect pattern for a 'Family Album' quilt with lots of printed photos. You've inspired me!! Thanks so much for the block and the chance to win.

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  156. I like the use of solids in your block and just the one print in the center. Very modern looking.

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  157. Great Block and really stunning in the quilt sample you gave us. Could be used in traditional and modern fabrics - really nice. Thank you.

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  158. I love your block and how many possibilities it presents!

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  159. great block for piecing with lots of possible color and settings variables.

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  160. Your block can be used in so many ways. It is great

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  161. i like the simplicity of your block..

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  162. Love your comment about making a quilt out of real live fabric! I spend so much time playing in Electric Quilt, I have to make special trips to my stash room to see what real live fabric looks and feels like! LOL

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  163. I love the way the quilt top looks using this top!

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  164. Wow, you are so creative! All I can do is copy someone else's idea!

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  165. Congratulations!! Yes you must make a whole quilt, it'll be fantastic!

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  166. wonderful block!!!!! love how it looks in the whole quilt

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  167. I love the quilt you made by combining your blocks.

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  168. Great block! I have been looking for a block to make a quilt to donate to our local Rescue Squad and this one is it! I love the name of it, too! Congratulations on having your block published!!

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  169. Love the block and quilt! I'm thinking low volume background with favorite fabric fussy cut in the center! If I don't win a copy, I am going to have to pick up my own! Thank for a great block!

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  170. Like the colors used in the block. Aquasareso pretty. This is a block I'd like to try. Thanks for submitting it!

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  171. It's a great block, congratulations on getting it in the magazine :o)

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  172. Congrats on having your block published. I like the colors in it.

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  173. "Congratulations!" I am enjoying visit to your
    web page. Your block looks like it would be
    quickly cut and assembled once fabrics were
    chosen.

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  174. Don't need to make a full size quilt, make a smaller baby quilt. You can always find a home for baby quilts.

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  175. I really like this block! I've been looking for a block/quilt pattern to highlight some favorite fabrics. I'd been considering a square in a square, but I may go with your block instead; the lattice-work look is really striking.

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  176. I really like your block & think it would look great as a guys quilt.

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  177. Very nice block, will be great with lots of different styles of fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

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  178. Very nice block singly, but really gorgeous as an entire quilt! Great job!

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  179. Great block! I like that it has a bit of a plaid look when the blocks are set together. It would look so different in different fabrics. How fun!

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  180. Thank you for sharing a great block with us in Vol. 7!

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  181. Thanks for the chance to win. Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine!

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  182. Your block would be great to showcase a special fabric. I like the name of the block because home is my favorite place to be.

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  183. I love your block and the name you chose. What an honor to be chosen for the magazine! Congratulations!

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