Blog Tour Time - I have a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Volume 10

Welcome to my blog!  I'm part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Volume 10 Blog Tour because a block I designed is in that issue of their magazine.  It's called "Diamonds In My Eyes" and you can find it on page 38.  It's Block #940.
There will be lots of giveaways as part of the blog tour.  You can get more information about that on Quiltmaker's blog called Quilty Pleasures.


                          Win a free copy of Volume 10                                 
You can get a free copy of the Volume 10 issue of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks magazine! Just leave a comment on my blog saying what is your favorite season of the year,   
I will randomly draw one name tomorrow and notify that person via email.  The winner's name will then be submitted to Quiltmaker Magazine and the free copy will be sent from them.

If your email address is blocked on your sign-in, be sure to include it in your comment so I will have a way to contact you if your name is drawn.


This is a  picture of the block I designed - Diamonds In My Eyes.  It uses paper-piecing and regular piecing techniques.  I hope you try it!



Here is an example of what a quilt would look like using the block and turning every other one.

This is an example of what a quilt would look like keeping all blocks turned the same direction.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 10 has been officially approved by Douglas LeRoy! 


Comments

  1. Lovely block!
    My favorite season is spring; I enjoy seeing the nature come back to life after a long winter.

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  2. Spring, flowers come out, trees get leaves, Humming birds return. Everyone goes outside again. Like the block a lot.

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  3. spring is my favorite time of the year ... I enjoy the beginning warmth and the greening of the world around me, the sprouting of flower shoots and leaf buds, gentle rains.

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  4. Well, I love them all EXCEPT summer - it's so hot here! I would guess that Fall and Winter is my favorite.

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  5. My favorite season is spring. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  6. I love Fall, when the heat of the sun has lessen and the leaves start to turn- always so pretty!

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  7. What a stunning block! I love spring because everything starts to grow again.

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  8. My favorite time of year is the one that is now. I like them all. Spring is fresh and new, Summer is hot and lazy, Fall is the bright colors of the leaves and winter is the winter wonderland.

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  9. I like winter, where I live that means a little cooler weather and less humidity.

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  10. Great block and very interesting! My favourite season is autumn as I love the colors changing and the crisp air.

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  11. Cool block! I don't pp but after seeing your block I just may have to give it a try.. I love spring-- end of winter and so much promise ahead.

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  12. FALL! Fall is my favorite season.
    What a stupendous block. I need to go back and look over my foundation piecing. I have a long way to go to make something like that, but it IS fun to think about.

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  13. I really liked the first quilt that created the medallions.

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  14. what a neat block. fall is my favorite season.

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  15. I'm a Spring girl - new life bursting around you. You block has so much dimension - I love it!

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  16. My season is fall with all this bright colors <3 <3 <3

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  17. Wow that is one ambitious block! my favorite season is winter. i like the cold and do not get sick of it.

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  18. I love the colors of fall so that's my favorite. Your block is super! Such visual impact!

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  19. Winter is my favorite season of the year. Love the snow!

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  20. Wow! That is one stunning block! Love the way you show how it can be used. Thanks for the chance!

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  21. Your block is very cool! My favorite season is spring.

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  22. autumn is hands down my favorite season, even tho it is the appetizer of winter, it is so colorful, crisp, warm and vibrant! thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Oh wow... that block sure makes a neat pattern when laid out . Makes me think of winter crystals. Fall is my go to time for pretty and sight seeing.

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  25. I thought "hmmm" about the individual block, then scrolled down further and the comment turned to "Wow!" Interesting how blocks can change depending on the way they are set!

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  26. I like spring when everything is fresh.

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  27. Spring is my favorite season. I love the daffodils. You have made a very cool block. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us. Also, Douglas LeRoy is a cutie. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Favorite season...........like which is my favorite child...........in my 7th decade I have to say I am really happy to see Spring which heralds warmer weather.

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  29. Spring is my favorite season. Your block is gorgeous!

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  30. I love your block! My favorite season is summer. I love boating and golfing. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  31. Winter is my favorite season...quilting season. :) Fabulous block!

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  32. My favorite season is fall. You block is really outstanding!

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  33. My favorite season is Spring. Love your block

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  34. My favorite season is summer. I just love the longer days and fresh vegetables. I enjoy seeing the different layouts. It is really helpful in deciding what to do with your block. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Tour, sharing your creative block, which I think is just gorgeous, and the chance to win a copy of this awesome magazine.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  35. What an awesome block! Wow!! My favorite season is fall....just can't get enough of the warm rusts/golds. I need a bigger house to display my fall quilts!

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  36. My favorite season is Spring when all come back to life.

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  37. Your block is gorgeous and looks so great made up into a quilt. My favorite season is fall.

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  38. Very clever quilt block. My favorite season is Spring with all the flowers & trees coming to life.

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  39. Quite an intricate block. Gread example of paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Oooh! I love the way this block looks in a quilt! How versatile. Thanks for tossing my name into your hat for a win.

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  41. My favorite block today. So pretty.

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  42. Whoa -- what an amazing block!! I love the overall designs when it's pieced together with itself. My favorite season is autumn, by far! And I spent entirely too long feeding your fish!! :)

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  43. Very nice block.
    I'd have to say that Autumn is my favourite season. Too bad that winter follows though!

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  44. Oh my - your block is amazing! I am not a paper piecer but really like this! My favorite season is spring - love the anticipation and the optimism of spring!

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  45. I like spring as it is always a new beginning. Winter is slipping past and summer is yet to be. Your block is just beautiful. Can't wait to make one. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Since I can't handle cold and heat I always pick spring for my favorite time of the year. Besides that is the time of the year that my grand daughter comes to the farm and spends the summer. Your block is amazing and I like both layouts.

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  47. I like early fall. Saving money on airconditioning for fabric and getting cool enough so binding is not a project from "hell". Hope I get #10 issue, looks very exciting.

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  48. What a great block, Cynthia! I love your pug photo, too. Thanks for being with us on the blog tour! ~Diane at QM

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  49. What an interesting block. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine. I love Fall, the colors are so wonderful.

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  50. Summer is my very favorite season. dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  51. I love spring the best. I am always ready for winter to be over. Your quilt block is amazing. Looks very complex.

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  52. Spring. Love the end of winter your block is beautiful. Love the first setting.

    Drhodes9@cox.net

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  53. Fall. I love the colors and how they show off the leaves.

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  54. Spring is my favorite, so nice to see the green and flowers growing.
    Your block is more than amazing when put into a quilt. I think my son would really like that design. Thanks,

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  55. I can't believe that intricacy of your block. Fantanstic. I love the fall season that is now finished for us.

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  56. I love all the seasons, since each one has it's own charms. Summer is my outdoor time, I love to kayak. Fall is when we go for walks and hikes and enjoy the foliage. Winter means Christmas and I love Christmas and making gifts and Spring is when everything comes to life again, so that is why I love them all:)

    Debbie

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  57. Fall is my favorite, but winter has overcome it!

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  58. I love all the seasons 'cause I love the changes and the charms each season has to offer! Congrats and thanks for the chance to win ")
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  59. Well, last points first...Leroy is adorable. Woofs and tail wags to him!
    As to the quilt block...kind of amazing! Very interesting and rather beautiful repeated in the quilts! Nicely done! Thank you for sharing it and for the chance to win a copy of it!

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  60. oops! Forgot to say...hands down, Autumn is my favorite season :-)

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  61. Wow, what a fantastic block! my favorite season is winter. sarah@forrussia.org

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  62. Your block is stunning! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy and get crackin'! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. My favorite season is fall, true fall with crispiness. Love the block an the way it comes together as a quilt.

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  64. I love the Fall. It is cooling down but still warm enough to hike!

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  65. I love seeing the flowers coming up in the spring. Gorgeous block and I like the quilt turning every other one. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  66. Great block! I love summer - wish it were longer but here in northern Wisconsin winter rules!

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  67. Definitely a someday I gotta do block!! Fall is my fav time of year.

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  68. Stunning block! I love every season when it is new....but I think my favorite is spring, especially after a really long hard winter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. Douglas is such a cutie. Congrats on being published. My favorite season is summer, Love being outdoors and with family and friends with picnics and spending time together. I love gardening. But I also love the snow. If only it could be 70 deg and snow in the winter, it would be great. LOL

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  70. Spring is the best season in Florida, not too hot just yet.

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  71. I love spring with fall a close second. Love your block...so unique!

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  72. Wow! Very impressive! Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway.
    My favorite Season is Spring. It is when everything is coming alive and is new again.

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  73. I'm with Douglas Leroy. Great block and interesting design. Right now is my favorite time of year; I love the cold weather and autumn/winter images.

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  74. Amazing block! My favorite season is fall. Sadly, this year it seems to have come and gone in no time, and now it feels more like winter!

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  75. Fall is my favorite. The colors are glorious. Especially in a quilt.

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  76. My favorite season is the Fall. Cooler days & nights, changing leaves, college football & my birthday! Thanks.

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  77. I love Fall the best of all the seasons... it always seems to short! Congrats on a great block!

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  78. We don't really have seasons here. It is always summer. Sometimes it is 65 and sometimes 105, but the sun is usually always shining and warm. No snow unless we want to drive to it.

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  79. WOW! An amazing block...glad to hear it is paper pieced. I would not attempt it any other way!

    Favorite season? Autumn!

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  80. I love spring! It's just a fun time of year...school's almost out for the kids, summer is coming, the flowers are blooming and colorful!

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  81. Your Block is Amazing!!! Wow!!!

    My favorite Season is Fall! :)

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  82. I LOVE your block !!! I can't wait to make it ! Your website is soooo interesting. Glad to see your puppy dog so "into" quilting. You usually see cats hanging out around the quilts...not dogs! Your dog is "unique". I guess if I had to pick a season it would be summer....daylight longer and it doesn't get to hot here. QUILT TILL YOU WILT !

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  83. Your design is really great, and the 2 different ways of setting the design is really attractive. I am new to foundation piecing, but I think I can do this one, Keep up the good work and good luck at the bazaar. Kathy in Colo
    repzjr at plains dot net

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  84. Beautiful block! I love the rich colors of fall. Thank you!

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  85. Great block! My favorite season is Fall! I love the colors and the crisp weather.

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  86. I love Fall and it's crisp cooler weather.

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  87. My favorite season is spring even if it is often fleeting here in western New York.

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  88. Awesome how your block comes together! My favourite season is winter. Yup I love the cold and snow.

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  89. What a beautiful block! I haven't done much paper piecing but I'd like that to change, hehe. Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Vol.10!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. Oh, I just LOVE your block!! I adore paper piecing and this is amazing!!! Fingers cross that I win a copy of this issue!!!

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  91. I guess my favorite season is Summer. I love having long daylight hours.

    Nice block!
    Congratulations on being in Vol 10!

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  92. Beautiful Block. I like spring the best because winter is over.

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  93. You are deliriously talented...AMAZING!!

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  94. I like spring. Definitely winter is not my favorite. Nice block.

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  95. Wow - what an original block - I love it!!! I gotta say it - Spring is my favorite season! I know.... how boring, right? But I can't help it. And it's really tough loving Spring since we only get about 2 weeks of it per year anymore!

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  96. I love Spring - everything is starting over and fresh.

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  97. I love spring. It is so refreshing to let fresh air and look at all the beautiful colors of spring

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  98. Living in Maine, I get to experience big changes in each of the four seasons and there is something great about each; but I think spring is my favorite because I enjoy watching everything come to life after the winter months.

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  99. Spring is my favorite time of the year. It signifies a new beginning. I absolutely love your block and hope to try your block out.

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  100. Spring is my favorite season of the year. Congratulations on your block being selected.

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  101. Spring is my favorite time of the year, all the flowers start blooming & the grass starts turning green again. thanks for the chance to win!

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  102. Your block's soooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!, love it!!!, my fave season's the fall, but we don't have that in my country, soooo "here" I prefer the summer

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  103. I guess I'm a fall lover. pjrcontest@msn.com

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  104. I would say I'm more of a fall person...warm colors and cool days.

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  105. I love all 4 seasons, each for their own reasons. Light and fresh Spring, bright and cheerful Summer, rich and golden Autumn, and crisp and strong Winter!

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  106. Fall is my favorite season. I also like spring but that's when my allergies usually kick in! "Diamonds In My Eyes" is so cool!

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  107. Autumn is my favorite season since I moved to the Pacific Northwest and saw those colors!

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  108. Thank you for sharing your block. I love spring for gardening, I love winter with snow for skiing.

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  109. Spring is my favorite season -- not too hot, not too cold, and all the flowers are beautiful. -- Ellee -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  110. Congratulations on having your block in the magazine. My favorite season is autumn.

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  111. autumn! but ask me in December and I may say winter. Or spring or summer. just happy to be alive and able to quilt!

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  112. Pretty awesome! I love paper piecing!
    My favorite is fall. It's cooling off a bit, the leaves are turning colors, and it's time to take a drive up the Loop, up the canyon from my house. The fall colors make the mountainsides look like giant Patchwork quilts.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  113. Your block reminds me of winter & ice. My favorite seasons are early fall or late spring

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  114. Thank you all so very much for all the wonderful comments and for participating in the blog hop. I do hope you all had fun!
    I picked a winner from the comments using a random number generator. The winner is: MARTINA. Congratulations Martina!!
    I hope you all continue with the blog hop today and tomorrow. Thank you all again!

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  115. I like spring and summer, especially summer. congrats on having this lovely block in Vol 10. Hope to find a copy of the magazine soon.

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  116. I love fall, the colors are so pretty. Thanks.

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  117. Well, I finally got some time this afternoon to read through all the comments. Thank you all so much again for checking out my blog and leaving comments. All of the positive comments were absolutely overwhelming! Wow!
    I tallied up all of the favorite seasons and ended up with a tie between Spring and Fall (Autumn). Both got 38%. Coming in next was Summer with 14%, and finally poor Winter with 10%. I think for me, I am split between Spring and Fall too.
    Have fun on the rest of the Blog Tour and thank you all so very much again :)
    Cindy

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  118. An amazing and challenging block to try!
    I love fall!

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  119. I love that first layout. Gorgeous! My favorite season is spring.

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  120. Great block! I love spring the best. My passion is gardening and after a cold winter I'm eager to work outside.

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  121. Favorite season is spring with all the flowers finally blooming.
    This is a great, great block! I'm excited to get the magazine so that I can give it a try.

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  122. Spring because i get to play in the mulch and the garden.

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  123. What a very cool block! Sorry I missed the drawing....but I'll share that I like Spring or Fall best!

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  124. Thanks for designing a fun block and showing the 2 layout that give a totally different perspective!! It is definitely going on my 'to do' list!!
    My favourite season is the fall :)

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  125. Favorite season is Fall….but it never lasts long enough :) Second is winter because I have more time to quilt then :) plus it's not so hot that the weight of the quilt bothers me while binding and other hand needle work…Your block is spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  126. most interesting block thanks for sharing. favorite season is Spring color is coming and things are starting to green up from the dead winter.

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  127. Wow! That is an amazing block! My favorite season is summer. Love the sunshine and warm weather.

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  128. Very nice block. My favorite season is summer. I love the heat. kthurn@bektel.com

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  129. I love Autumn, with the cooling weather and beautiful colors.

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