Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Welcome to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Hi!  You made it our blog tour. Today it’s all about celebrating Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 8 magazine.  We love this magazine!  If you haven't had a chance to look through one, you really should, it is just filled with wonderful and inspiring blocks.  Many times they are just the block we need to finish off our latest project.

Well, I have to say we have actually been in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks before...but this is the first time that we have participated in the blog tour. When we first heard "blog tour" we were like "what...blog what?!?"  So a few years later, we got our blog up and running and now here we are participating in Quiltmaker's famous Blog Tour.  Here is a photo of the magazine and there is our block ON THE COVER (upper left hand corner) so unbelievable...we are SO excited about that!!!



Our block is called Red Rosy #780 and can be found on page 64.  

We are always trying to think of new and interesting blocks to submit to the magazine, but this one just fell in our laps.  We were in the process of designing one our of new Block of the Month patterns (Peppermint Place), which is a Christmas themed quilt.  As always we were thinking about an interesting border for the quilt...we thought poinsettias might make a nice pieced element to that quilt.  So we got started making various pieced "poinsettia" blocks on the computer, this one turned out just how we liked but...it didn't work with our quilt.  Funny how you like something so much and are just sure that it will work and then, poof no good!  So, it was scrapped for the pattern, but perfect for Quiltmaker's 100 blocks.

Red Rosy, #780 on page 64 of Quiltmaker's 100 Block, volume 8


Here is the Peppermint Place quilt that we were trying to design the block for.

Peppermint Place, Block of the Month pattern available for purchase at www.quiltcompany.com


This block also works well joined together, here it is as a table runner.
I like how it doesn't look overly "christmas".


Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour (today is the last day!) at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!
Be sure to leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in a drawing to win a great prize. You enter the giveaway by leaving any comment on this post (nothing specific, we just love to hear from you) and you will be entered to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 and your favorite Quilt Company pattern!
The winner will be posted here on Saturday.
Thank you for stopping by our blog tour!
Arlene and Melissa from The Quilt Company



236 comments:

  1. Love your block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I agree, Red Rosy does not look overly Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. This is a very pretty block - I could see this as a table centre piece or a pillow cover. Congratulations on being included in the magazine and thank you for participating in the tour - I'm a newbie quilter and this is fun as I am linking in to so many new blogs that I didn't know about.

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  4. I love your block! Very Christmas-y. Thanks.

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  5. Congrats on your block being included in QM's Vol. 8. Thanks for the chance to win a copy...I look forward to making your block.
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal collectintexas@gmail.com

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  6. Congratulations on being included in the 100 blocks. Love the block and the Christmas colors.

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  7. Beautiful block! It looks so christmasy but i think with other fabrics it will look very elegant. Love it with the border. A perfect match!

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  8. Love your block - congrats on making the cover. Thanks.

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  9. Love your poinsettia block!

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  10. Fabulous block! Congrats on being in the magazine and one the cover! Thank you!

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  11. This is a gorgeous block, and very Christmassy. I want to make it!

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  12. This is a great block, and I especially like it made into a table runner. This is always such a good magazine, congratulations on being a part of it.

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  13. Congratulations on being featured and thank you for the giveaway!

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  14. Your block is beautiful, I love the colors you picked.

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  15. Gorgeous block! I love the colors!

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  16. I love your block and the Christmas quilt you designed! This blocks is beautiful as a table runner. Thanks for a chance to win a copy and congrats for being published.

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  17. Such a great block - I really like it in the runner - probably more in my skill field

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  18. Now you have given me another project for Christmas! I really like your table runner! And I know I'll have to make one before the holiday! So many projects...so little time! QUILT ON! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Red Rosy is gorgeous...and looks great in the tablerunner! It is the perfect Holiday block! I am so glad you made the Quiltmaker's magazine...your block will be a popular one!

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  20. Cute block. I'd love to see it in some lighter/brighter colors too. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I love your Red Rosy block, it looks great as a Christmas table runner!

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  22. Congrats,cover girl.Red Rosy is just beautiful and love it not only at Chistmas through all the year in others fabrics combo.

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  23. Wonderful block, would love to be able to make it for a Christmas table runner. Thanks

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  24. Congrats - I love this block! What a great table runner it makes too. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)

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  25. Nice block, it's fun to see what everyone has made..

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  26. Congratulations!! This looks like a great Christmas block with the colors!

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  27. Congrats on your block. like the runner

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  28. I LOVE,LOVE your block. Can't wait to get the magazine so I can make one , or seven.

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  29. Lovely block. It would look great in modern fabrics.

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  30. I saw Peppermint Place and fell in love with that pattern... what a great block this is even if it didn't go into PP I love the table runner made with it..

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  31. Congratulations on being published in Quiltmakers Vol 8 magazine. And thank you for a chance to win a copy on your blog.

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  32. I can see this as a wallhanging quilt - it's GORGEOUS!!! Who knows... maybe I'll see it - literally - on my wall soon?!

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  33. Wow ! I love the bold colors; it brings the block to life for me! I would love to make a quilt using this block!

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  34. OMG!! I absolutely love your block!!

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  35. I love your block! It's a wreath of scraps, I am going to change the scale and make one large one for a gift!

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  36. Very nice block. Makes a beautiful wall hanging or table runner.

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    1. Very pretty block and peppermint place is such a cute quilt.

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  37. I love rich colors you choose for this block!!

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  38. I can see lots of good things with this wonderful block - could replace the poinsetta's with many many things -- can't wait to play with this one..
    Thanks for such a good idea...
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  39. That runner is fabulous. I love star blocks and love the surround on your star.

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  40. The runner is breath taking, love the colors

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  41. Your block is stunning and it will be a quilt for Christmas next year. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

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  42. Congrats on being selected. Love the block

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  43. Your block is stunning! I love it. Makes me want to eat a candy cane.

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  44. What a nice Christmasblock, but with different colors it is nice too! Thanks for the chance!

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  45. Love that you give setting options for your beautiful block - congratulations on being choosen.

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  46. I always appreciate seeing the settings of the blocks. Hmmm... I was just thinking about what to make for a Christmas quilt.

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  47. Red Rosey is so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I think that would look awesome for a table cloth! Thanks for sharing

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  49. Great block. I love the colors and it makes a perfect table runner. Beautiful.

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  50. Fabulous block - I love it as a table runner!

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  51. congrats on being published. This is a fantastic block. I love how the red stands out. It makes a fantastic table runner. Will have to get this magazine with all the lovely blocks. And the peppermint quilt is fantastic. Thanks for sharing and for the give a way

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  52. I love your block, especially the design when you put the blocks together. Nicely done! I need a table runner for Christmas. Now I know the pattern..... Yours!

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  53. Beautiful block! Hope I win a copy of this awesome book!

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  54. I was waiting for this block to come up on the hop. I think it is so pretty and Christmasy! Love the peppermint quilt too.

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  55. Great block - lots of options for setting blocks together! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  56. Congratulations on your block, it is very pretty!

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  57. Love your block, so Christmasy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. The quilt is wonderful and I love the block you created.

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  59. I love the block in the table runner. The quilt is lovely.

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  60. Very pretty block. Congratulations on being in the magazine and on the cover! cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  61. Congratulations! Love your block and the colors are beautiful. I think it makes a nice runner,too.

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  62. I would love to make a runner from this block. Thanks for the give away!

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  63. Congratulations! Love the block!

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  64. Thank you for doing this giveaway! Love your block..and I really Love the peperment place quilt! tyned@hotmail.com

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  65. Really like your blocks. Hope to make a Christmas themed quilt next year.

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  66. Congratulations on being a cover girl! The block is beautiful! I have a couple of your patterns and I can't wait to get Pepperming Place!

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  67. I love Poinsettas, and this block really appeals to me. I must pull out some Christmas fabric and make it.

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  68. Great block, congratulations on having it published in the magazine. blaukat@hickorytech.net

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  69. What a wonderful look to a christmas quilt with this block. Con grats on making the cover!!

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  70. LovE your block and LOVE Pepermint Place too!! Might have to hop on over and join that BOM!!

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  71. Carpenter's Wheel without the center punching up! Never thought to convert that center to a square-fantastic idea! Thanks.

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  72. Thanks for a chance to win (email: rachelryates@yahoo.com)

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  73. The table runner is beautiful. Congrats on being a "cover girl".

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  74. This is a lovely block! I especially like the runner :)

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  75. I love your block as it looks like a holiday block! I hope with your busy time you can find time to enjoy Thanksgiving and all it stands for. FAMILY! Congrats on getting your block in Vol 8.

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  76. Red Rosy is beautiful. I really like it made into the table runner. Lovely!

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  77. I have "Christmas Quilt Radar" right now, and I love this block! It looks so nice in the runner, but I think a whole quilt would be magnificent!

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  78. great block, i do like it as a christmas tablerunner

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  79. Wonderful rich colors in your block, and I just love that peppermint place quilt, it's beautiful!

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  80. Congrats on being a "Cover Girl"! I like variations on traditional pieced blocks, and yours is beautiful!

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  81. Love, love, love this block and poinsettia is my birth flower. Peppermint Place is an adorable quilt!!

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  82. Oh, I really like this block. Like you, I like how it doesn't look overly Christmasy.

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  83. Pretty block - reminds me of a Christmas Cactus.

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  84. Your block is beautiful I really love it in the colors that you chose.

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  85. This block looks fun to do -- I'll have to see what I can come up with.

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  86. Your block is one of my favorites so far. The table runner is so pretty, and could be made in so many different color combinations for different seasons. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. What a great block I have some fabric perfect for it.

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  88. Great block. I love it in a tablerunner. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Hugs

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  89. Love this block! I am just doing blocks in red and green and I love the two colours together. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  90. I'll be making that Christmas table runner for sure! Thanks for a gorgeous block.

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  91. Very pretty block. I like the table runner. thank you for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  92. I have always liked this block. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  93. Congratulations on making the cover. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  94. Great block! Really could see using this in something.

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  95. Nice block, will look great with lots of colors. Thanks for the chance.

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  96. I agree. It looks Christmas-y without screaming Christmas. I could be left out for the whole winter season.

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  97. I also like how it isn't overly Christmas - I think it could be done in spring or pastel colors and used for other seasons as well. It's a great block - I'm really interested in learning how to make this one. Thank you!!

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  98. That is a very pretty block. Funny how you can envision something and in reality it just doesn't work.

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  99. I love the poinsettia block and the table runner. Thanks!

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  100. Congrats on making the cover! Love the block and Christmas is my best holiday. It is a soft Christmas block would be beautiful for a table runner.

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  101. Your block is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  102. that's the true quilting spirit, if it doesnt work for this, I can always use it for that!

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  103. Pretty block. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Congrats on being "Cover Girls" Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

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  105. I love your block! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the mag so I can dig in!

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  106. I really like your great block. I am glad that when it did not work for the quilt pattern, you sent it in for the 100 quilt block magazine. Thank you for not just trashing it. The table runner is a great pattern.

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  107. I always like it when the blocks are used in a quilt layout. The table runner is great.

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  108. Nice block, and so versatile. I can see that one in reproduction fabrics.

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  109. Congrats Cover Girl! I really like your Red Rosy block and would like to make up a quilt using it. b.j.day68@gmail dot com

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  110. "Red Rosy" is such a cute block--too bad it didn't work for your BOM pattern, but good that you got it in the latest 100 Blocks issue. Isn't it funny how things turn out? Glad you started a blog, otherwise I would never have "met" you; I am looking forward to making a table runner with your block.

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  111. Nice block, beautiful table runner, and, as you say, not too Christmasy. I like it. Thanks for joining the blog hop; it was nice to meet you.

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  112. Really nice block! Congratulations on being on the cover!

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  113. Love your block and the table runner! Your block of the month project is really cute too.

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  114. Oh lovely. And spring colors might look nice too.

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  115. Love the Peppermint Place (sorry the block didn't work there, but...so glad this block found it's way into the 100!)

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  116. LOVE the Red Rosy! I think it does look very festive and Christmasy, which I like.

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  117. Congrats on the block being on the cover! Woo hoo! So exciting.

    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

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  118. I love the block!! Congrats on getting your block in the magazine!!!

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  119. One of the best things about these blog tours is all the new people, companies and ideas you can learn about. I love that Peppermint Place pattern. You'll probably see my name on an order sheet for it soon! Congrats on getting your block on the cover! I really do like it--it's lovely. And thanks so much for the giveaway. utahoosier at yahoo dot com

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  120. Welcome to the world of BLOGGING! Your block is pretty as a Table runner. Lots of little pieces to cut out. Thanks for a chance to WIN a Copy!

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  121. Love your block. Congrats on being a cover girl!

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  122. I love the block--especially in the table runner. The BOM is going to be spectacular!

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  123. Your block is wonderful! Congrats for making the cover.

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  124. Beautiful block and I love the name. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  125. Beautiful block. I love the colors of it. Congrats on being selected for a block in the magazine. Also congrats on being on the cover, I guess that would make you a cover girl. hehe.

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  126. A very pretty block. Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away.
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  127. Great block. Love the colors that you used.

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  128. It's a beautiful block. You're right, it was too much for your peppermint version, but really stands out on its own. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. Great block - so many possibilities for table runners - thanks.

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  130. That is a block that I like to just look at the way it is, all alone. I am sure a lovely quilt could come out of it somehow.

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  131. Pretty block. I especially like the table runner

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  132. I just LOVE the Peppermint Place quilt! I really enjoy holiday quilting!

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  133. Wow, I love your block! It looks so different in the quilt itself. Thanks!

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  134. Oh my goodness! This block is just gorgeous. It takes my breath away just looking at it. Congrats on being on the cover and in the magazine. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  135. Peppermint Place is so pretty. In fact all of your patterns are wonderful. Sew Spooky also looks like a lot of fun.

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  136. Gorgeous block! When I first saw the cover of Quiltmakers, I noticed your block right away a d was hoping it would be on the hop. Looks lovely in a runner and would be pretty in fall colors as well, any colors really, hehe. Congratulations on being included in Vol.8, Quiltmaker's 100 and being on the cover!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. Congrats on making the cover of 100 Blocks Vol. 8!

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  138. I love that block, my favorite colors!!!

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  139. I love following the hop to see all of the wonderful blocks and blogs that i have never visited. You have made a beautiful block and it would look beautiful as part of your Christmas quilt too.

    Debbie

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  140. That's a lovely block. I can so see it in other colors for use as a seasonal flowers concept.

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  141. I love all of your patterns! Thank you!

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  142. I love everything Christmas and your block is just gorgeous. Congratulations.

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  143. really like the quilt made from this block

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  144. I can see I will need to get this magazine, your block is awesome! It would look wonderful on my front door.

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  145. Your block is lovely and it makes a really nice runner!

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  146. What a great block! It's perfect for Christmas!

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  147. I like this block. Good for many Christmas applications.

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  148. I really like your block. I like blocks that, even though they may look like Christmas, can really be used for any time.

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  149. what a gorgeous Christmas block - it would make a beautiful Christmas quilt. thanx for the chance to win your 'lovebird lane' pattern!

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  150. I can't wait to get my hands on this magazine. Christmas is coming early.

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  151. Love your block. It will make a beautiful Christmas quilt or a table runner. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  152. love the block poinsettia is my favorite Christmas flower

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  153. The block is great! Congratulations on being a cover girl! I love the block set Ina row to make the table runner.

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  154. OOOhhh...what a pretty block! I love it! Thanks!

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  155. I love your block Thanks for sharing

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  156. I'm in the market for a table runner pattern for Christmas. This is perfect!

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  157. Love the table runner. Would love to make one for Christmas.

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  158. What a pretty block. I am wondering how it would look with Christmas Rose?

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  159. Perfect for that long Christmas table

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  160. amazing! a Christmas quilt is on my to-do list. I'm in ecstasy over this one!
    congrats!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  161. Your block makes a great tablerunner.

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  162. The dark red in this block is so rich, I really love it. But, you could make it spring-like by changing just those pieces to a pink or yellow or lavender and keep the beautiful greens. It's very versatile.

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  163. When I saw this block I had a slight gasp (which startled my dog) and "Oh My". This is a very inspirational block that looks like I could and would want to tackle it! So wonderful in your Christmas colors and I can also envision it in other combos~perhaps pink, teal, & cream. Thank you for submitting it and for the chance to win!

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  164. Very Christmas! Beautiful block. Lindasquilting@yahoo.com

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  165. This is my favorite block on the blog tour. I can't wait to make it

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  166. Congratulations for getting published and for being on the cover! Red Rosy makes a beautiful table runner and is great for Christmas and other times as well. I like your Peppermint Place as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  167. Love the peppermint place quilt. Very cute.

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  168. This is just the block that I need for my round table. Peppermint place has a snowman and a gingerbread house, how cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  169. Stunning block and colors. I have finally found my gifts for Christmas.........the table runner!

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  170. What a fabulous error! The block makes a Christmas table runner anyone would be glad to receive. Hope I win. Happy Quilting :)

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  171. What a great block! I can definitely see this in bright colors for a summer table runner!

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  172. I love your block. It would make a great Christmas quilt. I think I would alternate your blocks with some appliqued blocks. I like the look of appliqued and pieced blocks in the same quilt!

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  173. Such a pretty block! Looks really good in the tablerunner. Congratulations on getting your block published . And thanks for the chance to win a copy of Issue 8.

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  174. Love the block - so many possibilities!

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  175. Love your block and Looooove Peppermint place!!

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  176. I love the rich color combinations in your block.

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  177. I love this block! Also so happy you showed it in a table runner. I sort of promised a few people table runner for Christmastime and did not want them to be just for Christmas. Thank you for solving this for me!! You rock!!!

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  178. Your red rosy pattern look like a lot of fun to make, Thanks Kathy

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  179. What a beautiful block, it looks easy to hand piece too. I love the rich colours you have used. Your peppermint place quilt is cool too.

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  180. Really like the block in a table runner - the colors are so rich!

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  181. Beautiful block. Thanks for the giveaway. Bookmarked your blog:)

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  182. Pretty block! I like the table runner pattern. Congratulations on being included in the magazine and on the cove.

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  183. Oh, I really like this block. Will be making a table runner with it.

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