Thursday, November 10, 2011

Welcome to the Blog Tour!

It's time to reveal my block in the QuiltMaker Magazine's 100 Blocks issue- block #309 on page 22. I do love my applique whether it be needle turn or quick fuse. I also love my poinsettias! I called this bock Winter Blooms. It can be made with red flowers also. I kind of like the white ones myself. I made it into a table runner as follows-


I would be a nice addition to a festive table. I added a 2" border. I also repeated the block for a small wall quilt. Here is one with a 1-1/2" sashing and 3" border. It would also be nice if the flowers were all different shades of reds or golds on black background. I'm honored to be included again this year. I'll have a drawing for a free copy of the QuiltMaker's 100 Blocks magazine. Leave a comment and I'll draw several winners later today.

OK, a last minute thought, everyone who comments today only is also in the drawing for the new panel I designed, Wintersong, shown at the right. The entire fabric line will be in your local quilt shops in January.




146 comments:

  1. Lovely block and I love the tablerunner you made from it.

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  2. More flowers to add to my 100 Blocks sampler! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Love the applique. Haven't done alot but I'm looking forward to doing more. A win would help that.

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  4. Congratulations on being in the 100! Your block is very sweet - I love the applique! thanks for the magazine giveaway.

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  5. Your block reminds me of my mother, which is always a good thing.

    Congratulations on being included in the magazine, and thanks for letting us share in the fun.

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  6. Really like your block Winter Blooms. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win the magazine.

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  7. Lovely block! congratulations.

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  8. The flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  9. I especially love your tablerunner. It could be done in many different colorways to work for any season or holiday. Congrats on being part of this inspiring magazine!

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  10. Beautiful block. Congratulations.

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  11. Beautiful! Will have to learn applique so I can make this (I'm a newbie). Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this issue!

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  12. Your block looks great. Can see it in many different colors.

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  13. Pick me, Pick me. Love the flower block, and how you used it in a table runner.

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  14. So pretty! I love the table runner!

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  15. Great block. Thanks for showing the differnt setting ideas.

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  16. What a happy block, it's so sweet. Thank you.

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  17. Love this block, love the mag! Congrats and thanks for the chance!

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  18. I too love qpplique and love your block!

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  19. Very cute!

    Thanks for the drawing.

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  20. Your Winter Blooms block is gorgeous. I like the white flowers myself, but then again you could alternate with the red for the quilt. All of the designers for this blog tour have done a spectular job for all of the easy block patterns. Now, all we have to do, is somehow manage to win that copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4 for ourselves to enjoy.

    Sandi T.

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  21. you could make a different flower for each month!

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  22. What a cute block and I love the table runner. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  23. Love your poinsettias. Very simple design. congratulations on being selected for the magazine.

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  24. Super fun applique! Congrats on having your block in the book!

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  25. I really like your block. How wonderful to be in the magazine. I can see your blocks as the center of a medalion quilt. Hugs

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  26. I really love these flowers, I can smell the parfum

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  27. Love the block. It would also be cute to do out of wool. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Patti S.

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  28. WinterSong would look great in my front room; visible by everyone walking down the street. Well done. love it, love it, love it.

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  29. Oh, this is a gorgeous block! I'll have to try my hand at applique soon!

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  30. Congratulations on having your block in the magazine. I love the applique. I hadn't thought of making a runner out of the block but that was a great idea. Can't wait to see WIntersong in the shops.

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  31. Your block is so adorable! Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks. I have so enjoyed the previous issues.

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  32. I love the runner using this beautiful block. I have been too afraid to try much applique but a block like this may make me conquer my fear.

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  33. Wow, thanks so much for the chance to win! I prefer needleturn to fusible appliqué and always like it when someone posts instructions for both. Glad to find you through this tour!

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  34. What a lovely wall hanging this would make or an addition to a sampler quilt... love it.

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  35. Oh I do I do really Love your block
    mhinders@myclearwave.net

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  36. These blocks are just full of inspiration!

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  37. Very cute block, it will look great with some wool poinsettia blooms I bought last weekend, dang, I even have a red vase...but I bought red flowers! I will definitely be looking for Winter Song in January - love it!

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  38. What a great block! Love the versitility of it.
    Can't wait for this magazine to come out.

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  39. Don't know how you did it, but you used ALL my favorite colors in your block!! I just LOVE it!! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this new issue!!!!!

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  40. Nice Block, and with Christmas coming up, soon to be a favorite!

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  41. I really like how your block looks on the table-runner, gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. I love the block there would be so many uses and variations on it. The panel is beautiful and would be great to add a pieced border and quilt for a quick holiday throw.

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  43. I love your block! Congratulations on being in the magazine.

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  44. Love this block - and the way you've shown it. Also love your other designs - you are very gifted. Thanks.

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  45. Love the flower block! I prefer applique but tend to do more piecing just cuz it's faster. Your new panel Winter Blooms caught my eye right away. Will be sure to look for it in January.

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  46. Great block. I love the flower and the the shape of the vase is fun; it lets the imagination run a bit.

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  47. I love it! And made into a table runner - adorable!

    ~Kat

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  48. Love the table runner...Beautiful work hun, please enter me in your drawing...

    Hugs, Shar

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  49. Beautiful - love table runners! Great work!

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  50. I believe your block is one of my favorites and they've all been great.

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  51. What a lovely block! It could be made up in even more intense Christmas colors just as you said. I really love your Wintersong panel. It's gorgeous! Thank you, Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

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  52. Wow, I love it! Poinsettias are a favorite of mine and the white is so elegant. Great block, thanks for sharing it! I'll be making it and look forward to exploring your site.

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  53. Love the flowers in white...but also love the suggestion of different shades of red/crimson/gold on a black background...I bet that would POP! Very generous offer, Thank you! And.....CONGRATS on being in the 100!

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  54. Nice block--refreshing to see a white flower rather than the usual red!
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  55. I love this block! and en masse it looks wonderful!
    Thanks

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  56. I like your block. Thanks for the layouts. They look great. Thank you also for a chance to win a copy of this magazine.

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  57. Another in a line of wonderful blocks

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  58. Great block for happy winter flowers.
    Thanks for sharing

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  59. Winter Blooms is lovely. I like poinsettias too,even the pink ones. You have a pretty blog.

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  60. Wintersong is beautiful and i LOVE panels. good luck and have fun. shobbs@vcu.edu
    i love magazines too

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  61. An adorable block that looks great for a quick festive table runner. Thanks for the opportunity to win...I'd love your Wintersong panel. Have a wonderful day. Sandi

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  62. Love your block and blog. I'm signing on.

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  63. The table runner that you made from your block is fabulous!
    Linda in Southern Illinois

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  64. Your block and your panel are both lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. I think your block makes a great Christmas table runner and placemats! The white pointsettias are really eye-catching!

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  66. Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely Wintersong panel and the magazine too!

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  67. Congrats on being included again, Cheryl! Those applique flowers are adorable.

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  68. It's been a lot of fun looking at all the new blogs! Your block is great, can't wait to get my hands on the issue so I can make one. The panel is soooo adorable - I have to have one!Thanks for the chance!

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  69. Your block is so sweet! I love it. Makes such a great tablerunner. Thanks!

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  70. I love your block and I love the runner you made, definitely want to make it.
    I also love your winter song, beautiful quilt and now I have to go check out your other patterns.

    Debbie

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  71. You do such lovely patterns! very nice indeed.
    thanks

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  72. The addition of poinsettias to a quilt make it so Christmasy! I think your block is beautiful, and it would be fun to make each block a different color variation of poinsettia...you know, like you see in the stores at Christmas...red, white, pink, varigated..etc..etc.

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  73. What a lovely delicate block! So many blocks ..... so little time! Your panel would also look great decking my walls!
    Thanks for your generosity!

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  74. Ilove the Wintersong panel! And Winter Blooms is definitely on my To-do list!

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  75. Gorgeous block for holiday season! Congratulations on being selected for QM's 100 Blocks. It would be grand to have my name in the hat for the drawing of the magazine and that great Wintersong fabric panel. Thanks for that chance.

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  76. Love your flowers, also. Your suggestions on using all different colors were great. Loved the fabric panel of Wintersong, but I do love cardinals. Congratulations on making 100 Blocks #4!

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  77. Your block reminds me of my birthday that falls just three days before Christmas! Poinsettias are the flower of the season...seeing white ones is delightful to me! Congrats on your 2nd time in the magazine! Fingers crossed here to win that panel!!!

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  78. I love your flowers block! Congrats for getting your block published in the magazine! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  79. Your poinsettia block is simply elegant! The white petals give the block a real classy look! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  80. Congratulations and love your new block!!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  81. The block is soooo.....cute!
    and yes, me too, thanks for the giveaway

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  82. congrats on your very sweet block.
    I love applique but not so much fusible kind.
    I love that panel. Thanks for a chance to win it and the magazine.

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  83. I love flower blocks & thanks for the xmas present inspiration - your tablerunner. Also, Thanks for the chance to win Vol 4!

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  84. Your flowers are soooo cheerful! I have GOT to learn to applique. I love the fabric panel, too. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    joan(dot)mathews(at)comcast(dot)net

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  85. I love your block as I love to do applique. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  86. I really like your block. The flowers and centers can be any colour. Sew versatile. Thanks for the chance for Vol4 and the panel!! Cheers, Dianne

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  87. Congrats on being in the 100 Blocks issue! Love your block, how pretty! Thanks for the giveawy!

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  88. Oooh, you are kind! I'd love to be in the running for that lovely panel, thank-you!

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  89. This is a lovely block and your new panel is gorgeous. Well done!

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  90. I love your block, and THANK YOU for the sneaky peaky at Winter Song panel. I'm sure it's going to big a big hit!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  91. I have a passion for applique, and your block is just beautiful!!! I love it as the little 9 block wall hanging! Thank you so very much for sharing it.

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  92. I love the red & white used in this awesome block. Thank you!

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  93. Love the flowers in your block and Wintersong! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. Your block is a stand out. Really like the flowers.

    Sallykingemail@gmail.com

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  95. What a happy block! I just might have to try it in brights or pastels. Thanks!

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  96. I love your block! and I like to do fusible applique, reminds me of coloring books!

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  97. 'winter blooms' is beautiful! love applique ... i'm tickled to see so many pieces here for review. your 'winter song' panel is outstanding! would love to win the pattern! thanx for the opportunity to do so!

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  98. A really adorable block! I am warming up to hand applique -- this will inspire me.
    Judy W

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  99. Pretty block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. Love the flower block! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  101. Great design! Thanks so much for sharing your block in 100 Blocks Vol. 4 Have a great weekend!

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  102. I'm really liking this block! I'm thinking I NEED to make it. I'm also liking the other projects I see on your blog. This is my first time here, and I'm glad I came. Congrats on being in the 100 Blocks issue!

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  103. I love your block - flowers are wonderful, uplifting pieces of fragility in this world.

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  104. Such a pretty block - love the flowers.

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  105. Your block is very cute-with fusible I can even make it!! Thanks for being flexible with the method of applique.


    Bev (kwiltpharm@aol.com)

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  106. Your block is a happy block and would make a nice wall quilt. I haven't done much applique in quilting so this would be interesting to try out.

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  107. I love your block, I especially love the way it looks in the table runner.

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  108. I just love those cheery little flowers! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the mag and your newest panel.

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  109. Very pretty block! Congrats on being included in the issue. :)

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  110. Wonderful block and I am so happy that you were chosen for the latest issue!

    Shirley Albertson Owens (sao in Midlothian, VA)
    drsaowens@gmail.com
    www.shirleyannesheart.com

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  111. like your ideas. this form was down and thot my chance might be gone.

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  112. Great block! Congrats on being in the book. I love to flip through it and dream of making all the blocks in it. It is great for inspirations!

    Sandy A

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  113. Love your block. And that panel is terrific!

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  114. Love your floral block, it's extra gorgeous!!!!!, I'd love to give it a try!!!, please pick meeeeeeeee, jumping all around and waving!

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  115. Cute block. Really love it used in the table runner. That panel is adorable. Would love to win.

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  116. Love the block and the runner! Will have to save the picture so I will remember it. I need to win because I have plenty of fabric, just need the pattern lol.

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  117. Your block is lovely with the white flowers, a nice change from red.
    Your new panel winter song would look very nice on my wall. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  118. Oh I would love to win an issue or the panel. I just love your block! I figure if I make the petals in red it will look like a poinsettia! So versatile!

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  119. What a beautiful block. I'm really loving the tablerunner. Perfect timing as well for the holiday season. Congrats on being in Quiltmaker's 100. Please include me in the giveaway for your panel. It's awesome! Thanks for a chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. Oh I'm loving your block !! I love to do applique and am always looking for great and fun patterns. How great it must be to have your block in Quiltmakers 100.
    Congratulations!!

    Thank you for the giveaways. Please include me in yours for the panel. Thanks for the chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. What a pretty block and then putting it in to a table runner is very pretty. Can't wait to get my magazine. Congratulations on being included in this issue.

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  122. Love the block; it will make a lovely quilt. Congratulations!!

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  123. Ooooh! Love the panel. And I was already loving the block (I do like flowers). And your blog font is very cool.

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  124. Oh wow, this is soooo rich looking. Just up my alley--looks simple but has lots of depth and beautiful applique. Congratulations!

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  125. I love the applique block and the wallhanging. I hope I am a winner.

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  126. I love the panel, block is great too - could be done in sooooo many different color ways.

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  127. Pretty, pretty block. I am eager to get the magazine and make your block.

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  128. Your block is very pretty. Congratulations on being included in the magazine.

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  129. So cute daisies! I am eager for a copy of the magazine. And Wintersong looks so delightful. I would really like to make holiday-themed quilts, tablerunners or wallhangings. And I'm trying to learn some applique and get up the courage to do it.

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  130. I love that block...I'm learning how to applique - so, I would love to make this one...

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  131. Congrats on being in the magazine again. Its a lovely block

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  132. I love your block and I love your site. Waiting patiently for the magazine to come out.

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  133. Love your block! It makes me think of spring! Your panel is gorgeous - beautiful work!

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  134. Darling block, so many good ones in this volume! Thanks for the chance!

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  135. I love to Applica also, thanks for a chance...love your block....

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