Tuesday, November 6, 2012

100 Blocks & Giveaway

WINNERS have been selected:
Aunt Marti
Miss Moozie (Shawna G)
Yasmin B (of Chile!)
Still awaiting confirmation from 4th winner.
THANKS to all who commented. Stay tuned for another giveaway this month.
 
Even after all these years (18) of having my quilts published, it is still a treat to see them in print. I am especially happy to have one of my favorite magazines feature one of my blocks. This is the third time I've had this privilege and it still makes me smile!

Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily November 4-9, 2012 at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore! They have prizes (did I say that?)

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 is  the newest issue of this fabulous magazine. It hits the newsstands on November 13.  Honestly, I think a magazine is the most bang for the quilting buck around. All the blocks in this magazine finish to 12" so the possibilities are endless.

Many thanks to June Dudley, Carolyn Beam, Diane Harris and the rest of the Quiltmaker staff for making each issue somehow better than the last. Kudos to you all!


First, let me show you the fabrics I used. The Normandy Collection by Benartex was perfect for this.
The Normandy Collection by Benartex Fabrics
I selected four fabrics and used a foundation pattern I designed a few years ago that I wanted to finally show off. The size designated was 12" and so I re-sized my pattern. It is paper pieced in 8 sections, then two units are joined to a curved background (the black and tan swirls). The four drunkard's path type units are joined and then the center opening is covered with an appliquéd circle.

12" Divided Diamonds Block
Here is the original block with triangles in the center (instead of a circle):

First block test-drive. Decided a circle in center was best. But I did quilt it!

What would this look like in a 3 block table runner? Allow me to show you . . .

3 block runner. Who says the blocks have to be aligned?
And how about a 4 block quilt with some beautiful borders?

Four blocks in a very traditional setting
And for my favorite setting of all, when 4 blocks hiccup in unison and create a 5th block in the center:

When 4 blocks create the illusion of 5 (by turning 1/4 of each block)
Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily November 4-9, 2012 at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures blog for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore (that's another way to say THEY HAVE PRIZES).  I donated copies of my book, calendars and patterns for Quiltmaker to use as prizes. But I'm also going to give away a few myself right here. What are they?

Winner #1: Two copies of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6 (one will come from Quiltmaker in Colorado).

Winner #2: a copy of my book Supersize 'Em Quilts. See a slide show of all quilts here.
Supersize 'Em Quilts - patterns for 22 quilts
Winner #3: a copy of my Block a Day Calendar CD. You can see ALL the blocks here.

366 blocks in 2 sizes each AND 12 quilts
How can you win?
1. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite types of quilt blocks to make (applique, rotary cut, paper piecing).
2. Make sure I have your email. No email, no prize (because I can't find you).
3. You don't have to be a follower, but I do give away a lot of FREE patterns, tutorials and prizes every week, so go ahead and sign up using the "Follow by Email" link over on the right or just sign up using the "Followers" link. Then you won't miss a thing.

I will announce the winners after the Blog Hop is finished, around November 11 midnight November 9. And I use the Random Number Generator, weed out duplicate postings and no-reply bloggers without emails (yes, I do). Thanks for stopping by and now go visit the Quiltmaker blog site (Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures) for more inspiration!

If you are a no-reply blogger and don't leave an email, you are not eligible to win a prize. So far I've had 67 no-reply blogger comments. I'm sad that there is no way for me to reach you should your number be selected. I DO NOT sell or loan or give away my emails to anyone!

271 comments:

  1. I am a scrap quilter by heart, but really love to play with paper piecing. WOnderful block and give away - thank you.

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  2. I love paper piecing and that is the way I am making My nearly Insane quilt. I also love applique and rotary cutting. So I have to say I just love quilting Full stop :-)

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  3. I love paperpiecing, the results are allways nice!
    hanke@fijnvandraat.com

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  4. I Love that block. Right now I do mostly rotary cutting but am learning paper piecing. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  5. Oh,lovely block! It is like a New York Beauty Daisy! I like scrap quilting, but I am learning to paper piece too-- another way to use those scraps!

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  6. I'm a rotary-cutting, machine-piecer these days, although I am on the very verge of trying some paper piecing.

    And you convinced me--I'm signing up to follow you by email. :)

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  7. I like piecing and applique. I haven't tried paperpiecing yet, but I'd like to learn that too. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  8. I love to PP. and absolutely love your fabric choices for this block.
    Joan

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  9. Hi Debby I love to applique' and just started to paper piece when I joined your group. I am not as afraid of it as I use to be.
    I really love your block and think I would love to try it. Have a great day.

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  10. I love paper piecing because of the accuracy it affords.

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  11. I am a rotary cutter and moving towards scrappy to use up my stash. Fabric is so expensive! I love the blog tour because it introduces me to new teachers. Congrats.

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  12. I have never done paper piecing, only scrap, rotary and applique. I like my scrap blocks because they usually surprise me, but my rotary cut blocks have turned out the best of my attempts so far. Your blocks are beautiful, and those fabrics are fabulous!

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  13. My first choice in blocks would be rotary cut pieced blocks. that being said I love the precision you get with a paper pieced block. I do not do applique. Joanne

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  14. I like rotary cut blocks, I am still learning paper piecing, so am trying "easy" blocks. Also, with applique, I feel that I don't make the block exceptionally, so I am afraid of it!!

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  15. I like rotary cut and paper piecing. Thanks for sharing. I am following.

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  16. I love all kinds of block creation, but usually do mine by rotary cutting. Thanks for the chance to win the 100 blocks magazine and other goodies.

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  17. I like to do many types of blocks but probably paper piecing is my favorite.

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  18. Love your blocks and was glad to take a class with you a few years ago. Would definitely LOVE to win!

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  19. Applique and rotary cut are my favorite blocks to make. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! sewsilly@cox.net

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  20. Debbie, have always enjoyed your work in the magazines! Really like your new take on the Mariner's Compass. Would love to have a copy of either of your books, and, will even take the magazine if I get lucky.

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  21. so far I've only done rotary cut quilts altho I'm intrigued by applique and paper piecing...on my bucket list!

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  22. My favorites are rotary cut and applique blocks. I would definitely love to win one of these prizes.

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  23. Just did my first paper piecing project and am afraid it may become a new addiction! Lovely block..would be thrilled to win!

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  24. I follow your blog and love it.

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  25. Rotary cut for me for sure. I still have yet to actually try paper piecing.

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  26. I love rotary cut pieced quilts but I've started exploring applique and I think it could soon become a favorite. Thanks.

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  27. Thanks for sharing another beautiful block. I enjoy rotary cut blocks & foundation paper pieced blocks. One day I'll tackle applique. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  28. I love your block! I am a scrapper through and through! Congrats on your design!

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  29. Gorgeous block and I will be making that one some day. Paper piecing is my favorite method for putting blocks together.

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  30. I love all construction, piecing, paper piecing, applique....I can't pick a favorite. I have piecing going in my studio, but always have handwork by my chair in livingroom.

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  31. Right now, I'm on a a hexagon English Paper Piecing kick. Love to do paper foundations, too.

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  32. OhOhOh, I forgot to say, I love the four blocks in the hiccup position - just beautiful and love the elegant colors.

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  33. I love your block! I like making all types of quilt blocks ... applique, rotary cut, and paper piecing. Paper piecing is particulary addictive. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I love to paper piece; but, I often do traditional piecing too. One of these days, I will get brave and try appliqueing.

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  35. Debby with a "y" I love your "hiccup" quilt! I am making a quilt for the next issue of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, I'd love to use that layout. If I give you credit, may I?
    Marti with an "i"

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  36. I love all kinds of blocks, and I am looking forward to winning a copy of your book!

    Judy

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  37. I like to do rotary cut blocks -- I guess I'm just too impatient for some of the high detail methods.

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  38. I love your block! I like making all types of quilt blocks ... applique, rotary cut, and paper piecing. Paper piecing is particulary addictive. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I don't really have a favorite but there is one type I avoid - appliqué. I tend to do more rotary cut blocks and paper piecing.

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  40. I like rotary cutter blocks the best. Thanks

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  41. I've been a fan of your paper piecing patterns for years now. I love paper piecing!! Projects always turn out perfect and ripping out the paper gets rid of any stress and tension. Very therapeutic! Thanks for the generous giveaway! I'm fairly new to this blog following thing, tho. I will join your blog to follow.
    ntzasqrl2@msn.com

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  42. My favorite to make is paper piecing.. my favorite to look at applique... but really it is like my children I love them all! Thanks for the chances..,

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  43. I really like this block, especially the variation with the triangles in the center. My favoirte type of block is rotary cut, followed closely by applique. I usuallly am working on a quiltnof both types at one tme,

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  44. I love your 'hiccup' setting, too. This is a lovely, lovely block -- great job and congratulations!!! I am such an eclectic quilter. My favorite changes from day-to-day, quilt-to-quilt! I learned a long time ago not to limit myself to a single 'favorite'! :)

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  45. Great block! I love the 4 block version!
    I like rotary cut piecing!

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  46. This is by far, my favorite magazine. I always look forward to getting a copy and adding it to my idea pile.

    I dream of submitting a block that I have "created". Maybe someday. =) Congratulations on your block making the cut. It is well deserved!

    I love the layout with the fifth one in the center. It's looks beautiful!

    My favorite quilting style is rotary cutting piecing. =)

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  47. I love scrap quilts and I guess I mostly use the rotary cut method...but I also enjoy other methods too!

    Nice block - love the fabrics!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  48. I'm an applique girl, but I love to piece and really appreciate a block with a bit of a challenge. I've had your stuff for ages!

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  49. Hi Debby, I'm a rotary cutter kind of girl. I do applique from time to time and I intend to try paper piecing ASAP.

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  50. Well truly I love English Paper Piecing, but I would have to choose applique from your list as I love to do hand stitching.

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  51. I really like to paper piece - and I'm kind of obsessed with crumb blocks right now. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  52. Great block. I really do love to paperpiece!

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  53. Rotary cut are my favorite, but I love them all, and I have tried most of them!

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  54. I love to paper piece, but do enjoy wool applique in the winter while watching a movie. Wonderful give away.

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  55. Love this and the fabric you choose..

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  56. I like them all; paper piece, rotary cut, applique, etc. it depends on my mood at the time. Thanks for sharing.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  57. I usually just rotary cut but have been doing more appliqueing lately. Me and paper pieceing are still having issues! LOL! Love your block!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  58. Very Nice. Usually I prefer rotary cutting, but love the look of paper pieced blocks, I just need to improve my technique.

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  59. Such an elegant block. I prefer applique blocks that have some piecing to them.

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  60. First off let me say I am a very happy follower of your blog. Second, your block is amazing! Of course you would be in the book. Thanks for hosting this give away. And lastly, I would follow you forever if I could win one of your prizes. Thanks.

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  61. What a lovely block...I think your fabric choices really make it sing! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  62. Beautiful block, and I really the like the fabric choices you made. I like making all types of blocks, pieced, applique, paper pieced. It provides the variety that I need. Thanks for a chance.

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  63. I am a piecer and mostly like scrappy quilts.

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  64. Love seeing all the different settings for your block--love the last one the most. I like pieced, scrappy, rotary cut blocks best--I'm still a beginner and have lots to learn!

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  65. I love almost everything but I have to say that rotary cut is my favorite. Nothing to prep but your pieces and away you sew! Thanks so much for sharing your block...I can't wait for the magazine! pbstrand@msn.com

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  66. I am a traditional quilter, like to piece my blocks. not a big fan of applique. Love your block, congrats on being in the magazine!!

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  67. I love pieced blocks and use my rotary cutter to cut every single quilt I make! That is the greatest invention that ever hit the quilters sewing basket!! I have made a couple quilts where you pinned a template to the fabric and traced around it and then cut....no wonder I only made a couple!! I can't wait to get my hands on Volume 6! Your block and setting is very striking!

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  68. I´ve just learn to love applique, since I´m sewing a Dear Jane quilt!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  69. Hi my name is Tammy and my email is yellow_harleylover@yahoo.com. I love McCalls quick quits. That is where I have found several quilts I really like. Since I am a confident beginner these quilts are eaiser and quicker and I can learn from them. I really love your Divided Diamonds Block. I would really love to try making this some day. Thank you for sharing.

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  70. I find it very relaxing to make scrappy string blocks, I just learned PP blocks and having fun and variation like no other ! thank you !

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  71. My favorite is intricate, hand-pieced, scrappy...in my dreams! I have a long wish list! :-) Your block is wonderful!! I especially like the last photo of the wall hanging...good stuff!!

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  72. Your block's stunning, would love to give it a try, my fave block to do has to be paper piecing, love it so much!!! arlettelk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. What a dramatic block! Love it!! I am a piece maker who loves my rotary cutter :-) Thanks for sharing your generous giveaway!

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  74. I'm your suscriber now, thank you!!

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  75. I love to make scrappy quilts, enjoy applique and stitcheries very much. Actually paperpiecing got me into the quiltworld!
    Love your block very much!
    sammartina(at)bluewin(dot)ch

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  76. I like the accuracy pf paper piecing, but I love applique too!

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  77. Thanks for the chance to win. I am currently working on your birdhouses Love those paper piecing and am trying the last pattern whirlygig fussy cut that you sent through. Hey guys if you dont subscribe you will miss all kinds of things.

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  78. I have a thing for star blocks, and this one is great. I like to rotary
    cut blocks and also paper piecing.
    Thanks for the chance to win and
    the invitation to be a follower.

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  79. I love to make all kinds of blocks.
    Scrappy rotery cut are my favorite though.

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  80. Such a lovely block and your fabric choices really speak to my heart and eye. As for favorite quilt method, it's whatever I am doing at the present time but I do have a fondness for the precis nature and intricate design possibilities of foundation piecing.

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  81. I am a rotary cutter - actually a die cutter as much as I can and then a paper piecer. I am not very good at appliqué. I love scrap piecing and am using lots and lots of scraps lately. So much fun to use up all my leftover pieces of fabrics.

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  82. I like to try something new all the time, so I'm sure I'd find something to make in 100 blocks. But I usually make scrap quilts.

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  83. What a wonderful block - can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  84. Great block, I love paper piecing for precise blocks. But I am learning applique and have come to love those blocks also.

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  85. Wonderful block! I guess I love all types of quilting, depending on my mood and the project. I do think that I'd put applique at the bottom of my list, even though I actually like it too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. I'm a big scrap quilter, be it piecing with our without a foundation. Traditional all the way! Like your Divided Diamonds block. Thanks for a chance to win something fabulous. Sandi

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  87. My favorite is appliqué, I love hand sewing but plan on doing more machine pieces too. I also enjoy rotary cutting and can spend hours cutting out fabrics and playing with them.

    Debbie

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  88. Love your block and all the possibilities you showcased! I love raotry cut, machine-pieced blocks usually. However, I also love English Paper Piecing, too. Thanks for the great chance to win!

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  89. Beautiful block! I like basic rotary cut blocks right now. I'm a beginner quilter, so just learning how to quilt. I really want to try paper piecing though - maybe one day soon! Thanks for a chance to win! :)
    bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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  90. what a great blocks and so wonderfully versitle. I love paper peiceing the most.

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  91. Great block!
    I started learning paper piecing today and I love it!

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  92. oops! I forgot my email:
    saruqa (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  93. I love your "Block A Day" calendars, which I have had in the past. I saved pages from them for future projects. Hoping to win!

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  94. I love to do combo blocks, piecing with applique, but my second is paper piecing.

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  95. I mostly do rotary cutting, but I like paper piecing and do some applique. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  96. What a beautiful block! I have not yet tried paper piecing. I'm a beginner and have just been doing traditional piecing. Thank you for your amazing giveaway!

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Since late summer I have been drawn to applique quilt blocks before that...scrappy quilts!

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  98. I prefer making pieced blocks. However, I love the look of applique.

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  99. I love rotary cut blocks put will also do paper pieceing. I am a follower. theslowquilter@gmail.com

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  100. I dabble in all forms. Lately I have been doing paper piecing and fusing. Love your block especially the one that makes it look like 5 blocks!

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  101. I mostly do pieced quilts. NOT paper-piecing! I've tried it a few times, and it seems to bring on a bout of dyslexia every time I try it! Applique is beautiful, but I just haven't done much of it (yet!)

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  102. I love pieced quilts, don't mind applique, and will soon attempt paper piecing. Love the block!

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  103. I really love applique, but I am learning to do pieced block also. I want to win!
    Congrats on your beautiful block.

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  104. I do all three, paper piecing, rotary cutting, and applique. Love to quilt! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  105. I like to do rotary cutting & piecing the best, but do like some applique, too.

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  106. My current favorite quilt to make is pieced blocks. However, I've been wanting to start an applique' quilt "Baltimore Album" style with needleturn applique'. I really like doing hand work, like hand quilting, etc. I love the last option of your block with the optional 5th block in the center. WOW!!

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  107. I love the fabric choice from Benartex! I am so drawn to your block in ALL the variations. Thanks for the great give away. Would love to win the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6 - as long as your block is in it!
    I like block making with rotary cut, paper-piece and would like to be better at applique.
    I am a follower

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  108. It's really hard to define my "favorite" type of block. I lean toward traditional piecing, but do some paper piecing and some simple applique. I really like the way you've "slid" you blocks together --- it makes for a very interesting quilt.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  109. I am a scrap quilter who loves to piece, piece, piece and then hand quilt. Lovely block!

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  110. Love to rotary cut most of my quilts, and will add some applique inbetween. Haven't done much paper piecing, but do know how to do thiw method. thanks for sharing your blocks, and your goodies!

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  111. I like your block... haven't done a lot of paper piecing, but I like how the points are all so accurate when it comes to a star like yours.

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  112. Your block is really stunning. Great design!
    I love applique.

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  113. Wow! Love your block, Debby! I do mostly rotary cut blocks but like to challenge myself with the odd foundation pieced. Those are always worth the extra effort.

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  114. My favorite are rotary cut blocks. I haven't gotten into paper piecing or applique yet.

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  115. I've recently started paper piecing and really love it.
    Thank you for the chance

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  116. I'm a fan of traditional blocks or applique blocks. But, mainly, I just like it when every block is different.

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  117. I am a follower and love the block! The hiccup quilt is fantastic :o)

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  118. I'd rather Rotary cut, but paper-piecing is so accurate. I'd love a prize from your Giveaway.

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  119. My favorite blocks to make are mostly pieced. Of course if there is an applique or PP quilt that screams at me...make me make me...I will do that also:)
    Love your block in the wallhanging! Beautiful!!!!

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  120. My favorite blocks are paper pieced.

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  121. My favorite patterns are rotary cut or paper pieced, however I will do fusible appliqué if I really love the pattern. I especially like your block in this issue, probably because I used that same fabric line to make a quilt and I love it!

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  122. I like rotary cut blocks and do some paper piecing. Thnx for the give away!

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  123. My favorite types of blocks to do are applique. thanks for the giveaway.
    love your block and especially the fabrics.

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  124. I am a new follower. I like what I see on your blog.

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  125. I do all three types, but have a special fondness for applique. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  126. I love rotary cut quilt projects the best, although I'm always up for appliqué and paper piecing too!

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  127. I love to do fusible applique and then add thread painting to embellish and give texture. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  128. Rotary cut is my favorite but paper piecing is a close second.

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  129. I like to do scrap blocks next to applique blocks. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Vivian

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  130. I'd have to say it's a tie between rotary cutting and paper piecing.

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  131. i love old timey block like our grandparents used to make

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  132. My favourite type of block is scrappy-rotary cut. Fusible applique is alos fun. Awesome, block, great giveaway. Thanks

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  133. I have fallen in love with applique. I also enjoy paper piecing and the accurate points every time! Rotary cut blocks have a special place in my heart, too. Your block is beautiful! I am a follower.

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  134. I do mostly rotary cut patterns but looking at yours I have to say WOW!

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  135. I am new to quilting, a little over a year now. I can't decide what is my favorite yet. I do like paper piecing. So glad I got into this hobby I needed something for me :) mattsbeandip36@yahoo.com

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  136. Paper-piecing is my favorite so far. I just have more experience with it, but I want to do more applique. I love your dark color choices, something unexpected.

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  137. Do mostly rotary cut patterns, have done a few applique. Would love to learn paper piecing. Love your block. Going to become a follower!!

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  138. I love to play with paperpiecing and rotatory cutter but scraps are yummiest!

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  139. I really like them all. If I have to pick piecing with some applique would be it.

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  140. I do rotary cutting and would love to learn some applique! thank you!

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  141. I like them all but I mostly rotary cut them.

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  142. I mostly make patchwork blocks and do love them, but I also love applique because the effect is so outstanding. I'm not very good yet at paper piecing but hope to be some day. Thanks. Divided Diamonds is super.

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  143. I love your block! There's so much potential in the black/white/gray colorway1 I really like to piece quilts, but I also love applique.

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  144. I love to make any block. I am practicing applique now, so hopeflly I will get better. I have to remember to relax!

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  145. Your block is amazing! Kudos to you for all your past successes. I love to rotary cut my blocks, but sometimes embellish a plain block with an applique or a stitchery pattern.

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  146. I do a lot of rotary cutting, I do some paper piecing,and some applique.

    looks like your block covers it all :) love the four into five block WOW

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  147. Thats a hard choice but I like applique the best and paper peicing too. Great block and thanks for the chance!

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  148. My fabric quilt is rotary cut. I am not a big fan of applique but with my new sewing machine I intend to try some. I just learned paper piecing this summer but not sure I would want to do a big quilt that way. It is all fun.

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  149. What a great block! I mostly make traditional pieced blocks, but I really have an affinity for paper piecing. I adore the look of applique, but I am no good at it!

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  150. I like how this block looks like the mosaic tile found all over Europe. My most used method is rotary cutting, but mostly because I haven't focused on learning paper piecing yet. I think I'd prefer the precision that offers.

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  151. I enjoy rotary cutting but am always open to new things.

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  152. Wow! This star is wonderful, and the monotones and tone-on-tones make it pop!
    I enjoy traditional quilting, not too much appliqué, and I live paper-piecing, thanks to Quick Strip Paper Piecing by Peggy Martin! It's an assembly-line method that works especially great for blocks with multiples of units, like this wonderful star of yours!
    I adore star blocks, hence in my blog name!
    Claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com
    reillyr2@hotmail.com

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  153. Cutting and piecing with the rotary
    cutter is the best thing to happen
    for quilting!

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  154. My favorite type of quilt blocks are made with a rotary cut, but that is probably because that's the only type I've made so far. I finished my second quilt for my daughter's birthday which was on November 4th. I am working on another one now and am gathering the supplies to make an applique quilt i want to make. Paper piecing will probably be the next one. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  155. Since I can't seem to cut a straight line, I am a paper piecer! Having a line drawn to sew on is the only way to go. Thank you for the giveaway.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net.

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  156. I do some paper piecing, but usually do rotary cutting.

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  157. I have done some paper piecing, but usually use rotary cutting and machine sewing.

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  158. I use rotary cutting for most of my blocks. Love the block you created for the book.

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  159. I use rotary cutting for most of my blocks. Love the block you created for the book.

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  160. Your block is awesome! My favorite type is something that can go scrappy. I think this would work as scrappy if I used a single background. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  161. Rotary cutter quilt maker - and rotary cut the pieces for the one foundation paper pieced quilt that I've made.

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  162. I think paper piecing is my favorite block technique...I love the precision you can get with PP...Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  163. I love rotary cut blocks, I have yet to try paper piecing but it is on my list. I love the block and congrats on being chosen for the magazine.

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  164. Rotary cut blocks is what I do most but starting to try paper piecing. What a great block you showcased. I liked the setting with the four "hiccuping" best.

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  165. I am totally addicted to paper piecing, as well as most scrappy quilts, so those two are very compatible. I do like regular piecing, too. I have a huge stash, so lots to choose from. Thanks for the great prizes to win.

    Eleanor Willard - iowegian7@gmail.com

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  166. Love the block!! I think paperpiecing is my fav..thanks for the fun!!

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  167. I agree that the quilt block mag. is a lot of bang for the buck! Your block is beautiful. I looked at your smilebox and saw beautiful quilts....my fave is the one with hearts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  168. LOve your patterns and the blocks you design thank you for the giveaway

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  169. I recently tried paper piecing a mariner's compass for my son and daughter's highschool guidance counselor. I am hooked on paper piecing now! Your block is full of possibilities. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  170. love your block...love your book..These 100 block mags are such an inspiration :)
    vickie.van@hotmail.com

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  171. I already have your 2013 calendar :)
    I love scrappy pieced blocks the most, followed by paper piecing.
    This looks like a challenging block, but I'm game to try it!

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  172. I really like to applique, but if I am making a large quilt, I prefer rotary cutting because it is so much faster. It also depends on why I am making a quilt--how much effort I want to put into it. I like to be able to do all types of quilting, including paper piecing. Thanks for featuring a give away and for sharing your beautiful work.

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  173. Thanks for entering me in the give away drawing. I hope I win the 100 blocks prize because I already have the other 2 items. Aby Dolinger

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  174. I really like rotary cutting abd piecing. I signed up to get your emails. Looking forward to seeing more of you and your talent.

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  175. I'm NEW to quilting, scared to try paper piecing, have rotary cut and appliqued. I think I'm drawn more to applique because it seems "craftier" to me, a flashback to my old crafting days, pre-cancer and hand paralysis.

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  176. Great block! Especially like the wall-hanging with 5 blocks! My favorite block is the pinwheel block. I love machine piecing blocks.

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  177. I'm pretty much still a novice quilter, so have not tried anything too complicated, but I'd like to try paper piecing. Something about it just "speaks" to my sense of order in the world!

    Mikki Lawrence
    Olympia, WA
    donnlaw@comcast.net

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  178. I love the paper piece. I designs are limitless!
    my email: sharshawns2@gmail.com

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  179. I love piecing blocks but also enjoy applique , paper piecing I do not particularly like though. Love your block !

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  180. I am a scrappy patchy quilter who loves the convenience of rotary cutting.

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  181. Congrats on being published! Thanks for the chance to win. I do mostly rotary cutting and enjoy making quilts for my grandkids.

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  182. I'm impressed with your block, it has an elegant feel to it in those fabrics. Looks challenging tho. I like traditional pieced blocks, sometimes I do paper piecing but it's kind of fussy for me if I have to make alot of blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  183. I love to appliqué by hand. It's so relaxing for me.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  184. Such a regal block. I like traditional pieced blocks, but have been doing some paper piecing and a little applique. Thanks for the give-a-ways.

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  185. I am a paper piecing junkie. Love to use my scraps for these blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  186. I have to say that it is impossible for me to choose which method I love the best as I love all methods... paper piecing... applique and of course, patchwork. I just became a follower and also signed up for your emails....

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  187. I probably like rotary quilting the best, but I have done a few paper piecing blocks and really enjoyed it.

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  188. I like piecing traditional blocks, but no curves. I feel as if I'm not very good at cutting or sewing on a curve! I plan to try paper piecing after the holidays and see how I like that.

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  189. I like them all! But I guess I'd choose traditional blocks made from rotary cut pieces. Thanks! I love your block, especially with the circle in the middle. And I love the quilt with 4 squares hiccuped? Never heard that term before.

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  190. Appliqué is my favorite but I like paper piecing also. Rotary cutting is my least favorite because I am very bad at straight lines!

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  191. I love rotary cut blocks and applique blocks. A day without quilting is a bad day!

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  192. rotary cut and scraps!! Thanks

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