Thursday, November 20, 2014

Four Corners of Happy:
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Greetings friends, fans, and blog hoppers - I am thrilled to be one of the stops on day four of Quiltmker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour. This quilty blog hop is celebrating the release of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 10...and if you are doing the math (10 volumes x 100 blocks), then you know this collector's edition marks the milestone of 1,000 original quilt blocks! To say I am excited to be a part of this special issue for the first time would be an understatement - I am such a HUGE fan, collecting the 100 block issues over the years...and I am honored to be in the company of so many quilt designers that I admire.

If you are visiting my blog for the first time - welcome! Let me introduce myself...my name is Belinda Karls-Nace (don't let the little typo in the magazine fool you, as they misspelled my last name) and I am a counted thread needlework designer, teacher, and professional finisher by trade (Blue Ribbon Designs). I picked up my first needle at the young age of six (and made my first quilt around the age of eight) and have been designing professionally in the Cross Stitch industry for over 10 years. I am completely obsessed with just about anything created with a needle and thread - and when I am not working on my original cross stitch designs, I find sheer enjoyment sewing and quilting...and in the very near future, I will be adding my sewing and quilting patterns to my brand (along with patterns that combine my love of handwork and quilting). I am an enormous AccuQuilt fan, proudly owning three of their fabric cutters and a wide assortment of cutting dies...and I am lucky enough to do some freelance designing and sample piecing/quilting for them, as well. My blog follows my creative journey - including needlework, sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery...my handcrafted Etsy items...my original designs and patterns...tips and tricks...pretty much anything that inspires me...I hope you enjoy your stay and visit often!

"4 Corners of Happy"

My original quilt block for this special issue is called "4 Corners of Happy" - it is block #944 and can be found on page 40 (and on the cover!!). My regular readers know I love to combine traditional piecing with machine appliqué, so creating this cheerful block just came naturally. This entire block is AccuQuilt GO! friendly...and for those of you wanting to take advantage of the cutting dies I used, here is a complete list:


I like to audition my original blocks in multiples, with other traditional blocks, and with solid blocks to make sure they can be versatile...I also like to design blocks that will work well in a number of colorways. This particular block just happens to be a great scrap buster block! I had fun playing with this design in EQ7 and creating several pieces to show it off...here is how it would look in a table runner...


Since this is a 12" finished block, I decided it would make a great bright and cozy pillow...I simply added 2 1/2" strips on all four sides and added an envelope back...perfect for a 16" square pillow form...







Thank you so much for visiting my blog and sharing in my enthusiasm...and as a reward, I have a couple giveaway prizes!
  • Quiltmaker Magazine is giving away a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 magazine to one of my lucky readers...
  • I have put together one "pre-cut block package" with all the pieces needed to make one "4 Corners of Happy" block in the same fabrics as my magazine submission, along with one copy of the magazine. I die cut all the pieces on my AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and the applique shapes even have paper-backed fusible web attached for quicker piecing...the recipient of this prize can have their block put together in no time!


NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED.
For a chance to win one of these prizes, simply leave me a single comment telling me about the hobbies you enjoy - I would love to hear what types of projects you like to work on.... 
To be eligible, you must include your e-mail address or have your e-mail address visible in your profile - international entries are welcome - you must leave a comment, no e-mail entries will be accepted. The giveaway is open until 11:59 PM CST Friday, November 21, 2014 and the two prize recipients will be announced on Saturday, November 22, 2014. No prize substitutions. Good luck...

Make sure you look for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 10, on newsstands now...it's the issue with the purple blue band across the top of the cover. To find links to all the other blog tour stops, to read all about the other 99 blocks, and to have the opportunity to win a plethora of fabulous prizes, stop by the Quiltmaker Magazine blog:
http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you will return again soon!

153 comments:

  1. I am a quilter and a reader. Other than that, I mostly keep busy tending to our dogs, cats, and chickens. Your Simba and Schatzi are darned cute, by the way.

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  2. I really like this block. I like all kinds of crafts, cross stitch, knit, crochet, needlework, quilting, gardening, orchids, bird watching, Humming Birds are my favorite. I love Shakespeare, poetry, puzzles, science. I want to learn to play the piano. I just need to buy one and start practicing. I figure in 20 years I should be able to play a song or two. Why limit ourselves. I'm old and I'm going to go out doing whatever I can.

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  3. What a happy block!
    In addition to quilting I knit, crochet, read, and I have actually done some tatting in my youth. Maybe I will re-discover that again?!

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  4. When I saw your block, I got a happy feeling. So bright and nice.... Wonderful

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  5. Love your block! I'm a gardener as well as a quilter so of course I love the flower.

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  6. I love all aspects of quilting as well as embroidery and crochet. Your block is very bright and happy. My email address is clniels@yahoo.com

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  7. Love your block. I like machine piecing, machine applique, and hand applique. Thanks for the giveaway. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  8. I uses to do lots of handwork - cross stitch, tapestry, petit point. I still knit occasionally but quilting is my passion now. I started out as a piecer who didn't like to quilt in the ditch but now I really enjoy the free motion quilting and can even do feathers! Woohoo!
    My email address is judybarr@iearn.org.au

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  9. I enjoy lots of handwork, but my current favorites are knitting and quilting. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your bright happy block!

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  10. Besides quilting I enjoy photography, videography, and playing trumpet in a community band. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  11. I enjoy making things with any kind of string. Crochet, knit, quilt, embroidery, cross stitch and even macrame. I also play the guitar. (guess that is string too. :) )

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  12. I love using AccuQuilt also. Makes cutting a breeze! Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win. As for hobbies, I'm a long time quilt maker who enjoys cooking & baking, too.

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  13. Love your block, so colorful and cheerful. Helps brighten this cold, dreary day. My hobbies are knitting, crocheting, cardmaking and of course quilting. Have never tried AccuQuilt but sounds useful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  14. My hobbies include quilting, sewing, counted cross stitch, hand & machine embroidery, crocheting, sketching, painting, jewelry making, knitting, reading, and movies. I like to keep busy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. My hobby is sewing quilts and everything in between! Love your block...the applique is so pretty. Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Quilting is my number one hobby of course:)

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  17. Oh it was lovely reading a little bit more about you Belinda! My youngest picked up her first needle (plastic) at 6 as well :) I'm hoping she'll continue enjoying playing with thread!
    The name chosen for your block is so appropriate....just made me smile when I saw it and read the name!
    I'm a cross stitcher mostly...dabble with embroidery...a rudimentary knitter and an eager (though very novice) crocheter (if that's the correct word!) and have purchased a efw craftsy classes on quilting as this is another craft form that I'd love to learn. I read when I can and enjoy baking too! I stitch almost every evening while "listening" to the telly :) Thanks so much for the awesome opportunity!

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  18. My favorite thin to do is to sew. I do some tole painting when I find a piece of furniture at the flea market. I love to applique both by fusible and by embroidery machine. I digitize my own patterns. I love your block. It inspired me to get busy today

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  19. Quilting is my passion! I also enjoy Home Dec sewing, baking, and reading mystery novels.

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  20. Good morning...
    I'm a tatter, bobbin lacer, knitter, crocheter, and a quilter. I live a high fiber lifestyle :)
    Kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  21. I love DesMoines. I visited there twice when my sister was living there near her oldest son in Grinnell. I am addicted to quilting, but I know how to knit, crochet, scrapbook, sew garments, and home decor. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win.
    sjhughson@gmail.com

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  22. Pretty much obsessed with making quilts but do enjoy some hand embroidery.

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  23. aside from counted cross-stitch, i have jettisoned all other crafty endeavors for quilting...it has taken over my creative muse completely! and i love your block...

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  24. I really love handsewing and stitching. Sometimes I knit and crochet a little bit, but there is not much time for it.
    Your block is so lovey!

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  25. I spend all my hobby time doing some aspect of quilting!

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  26. Love your block! I'm a gardener and flower lover . Winter is quilting time for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Great block!
    As well as quilting I also enjoy gardening and upholstery!

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  28. Of course I quilt do hand work I crochet some bead some do crafts and cooking. Started doing crafts as a small girl. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  29. Quilting!!! Love all of it.... by hand, machine, applique, paper piecing, scrap, etc.....

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  30. In the fall I do counted cross stitch, crochet and in the winter months I quilt, the summer is filled with gardening. I so enjoy doing any kind of hand work since my mother taught me embroidery as a child and I made my first dish towel. Congratulations on your block and thanks for the chance to win your block already cut.

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  31. My hobby is sewing!! I love making paper piecing block and design patterns!
    Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing this great block!!

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  32. I quilt, knit and a little beading. I also read (a lot!)

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  33. In my past I have done basketmaking, crocheting, and prior to quilting, my all time favorite was counted cross stitch. This next year is dedicated to stretching my abilities by learning foundation/paper piecing, machine and hand applique, and hand piecing, while my old hands hold up. Love your block, looks like lots of fun, and I could learn how to do one of my disiciplines for next year. Thanks for sharing. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. You have done an amazing job on your block. You do have happy colors and I just love your pillow. That is a pillow that is calling my name. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Tour and giving all of the chance to win a copy of that fabulous magazine and your generous pre-cut block package. My hobbies include quilting, reading and playtime with my kitty. I also help my mom out by driving her around town to do shopping and going to the PO. in between times, it is spent with my new boyfriend.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  35. I love to knit, crochet, cross stitch, embroider, and most recently, quilt. Thanks!

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  36. I am an obsessed cross stitcher and a quilter. I also do swedish weaving and have taught it many times. I was a cake decorator and teacher but my hands no longer allow it. I would so love to win please lol! Congrats on your beautiful block and entry in the magazine!

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  37. what a great block! and the pillow you made from it looks terrific! thanks. I love to quilt and I love to read historical fiction. Snuggling grandbabies is pretty nice too.

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  38. Your block is so bright and pretty and it looks beautiful made into a pillow. My hobbies are sewing, quilting, knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, calligraphy, reading, cooking, scrapbooking, cake decorating. I like trying new things so am always looking for something new to learn.

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  39. Your block is beautiful and I love it!! I love quilting, gardening, hiking and camping.

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  40. I enjoy sewing, reading, crocheting, and loom board knitting.
    dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  41. I love hand work, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, embroidery, cross stitch, macrame, leather work, stained glass, gardening, and would like to learn how to weave. Love your happy block, the colors are happy. Thanks for giveaway.

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  42. great giveaway. besides quilting i like to garden and crochet.

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  43. I love quilting, cross stitch and hardanger, I collect on souvenir thimbles from worldwide, love to be busy all the time, thank you for the giveaway, love your block and the colors you used on it

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  44. I love quilting, sewing, creating my flower gardens, reading (book clubs when I can) and travelling.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Quilting is my first love but I like drawing, painting, crochet and just about anything new.

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  46. I love to play with color... so quilting is tops followed by curling up with a good book! Dose reading count as a hobby?

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  47. Beautiful block.
    I am a self taught seamstress that loves anything handmade with needle and thread. Quilting is now a passion.

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  48. My hobbies are quilting, genealogy, cross stitch, crochet, gardening.

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  49. I enjoy quilting & reading. I like to make small wall hangings & tablerunners.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  50. I do a lot of sewing and quilting for charity. There are so many needs out there. I also love to read and travel.

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  51. I like to read, sew and go camping/rafting

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  52. I sew/quilt, knit and sing. I prefer to make smaller items such as pillows, candle mats, table runners and wall hangings as I do not have a lot of space in my sewing area.

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  53. Besides quilting/sewing, I enjoy cross-stitching and making beaded ornaments and jewelry. I also enjoy camping and reading.

    Your block is awesome! Congrats! .

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  54. Your block was so sweet it made me smile. I mostly like to sew and quilt. I spend time on the computer and also love watching TV. House work can wait. LOL Congrats and thanks for the fun. Mostly like to make table runners, TV lap quilts, and mini seasonal quilts.

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  55. What a cute block.. I really enjoy anything I can be creative with. I love to quilt, especially machine quilt on my longarm. I also enjoy hand applique but have recently started to do some machine applique as well. Thanks

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  56. Your block is charming and I love that it was totally Go! friendly -- thanks for including all the numbers! I love little projects -- wall hangings, baby doll quilts, pillows (hint, hint!), embroidery, crafting in general!! :)

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  57. Your quilt block is lovely! You make great use of your Accuquilt! I would love to use one of those someday. My favorite hobby is quilting. I have enjoyed some cross stitch but made a mess of trying tapestry! I also love rubber stamps :-)

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  58. What a wonderful and warm block. It reminds me of Spring time. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine. I am currently working on my daughter's quilt. I am just about done quilting it, then the binding. I have to finish by Christmas. Then I have to quilt my Aunt's quilt too. I am also making pj's for the kids for their Christmas Eve. It is tradition each year they get to wear the new jammies to bed.

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  59. I enjoy way too many crafts for my own good- knitting, crochet, tatting, bobbin lace, cross stitch, yarn spinning and now quilting. Email: michellecalimattingly@gmail.com

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  60. Your block is great. Such fun and bright colors. Congrats on making the magazine and the cover!

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  61. Congratulations on being published-and making the cover too! I Love your block - so fun! I have done crafting for the past 45 years! Everything from macrame` (there's one you don't see any more) to counted cross stitch, to crochet, to sewing doll clothes and clothes for my daughter, to quilting, to...... I wish had more time to spend on all of them (this full time job stuff really gets in the way!). Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. Your block is wonderful! So welcoming and cheery, especially enjoyed seeing it in these days of snow and subzero temps! I'm primarily a quilter, but the knitting bug has hit me recently. My UFO quilts are hoping I get over it quickly! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. Your block is very cute! My favorite hobbies are quilting and knitting. Cynthia Knapp cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  64. Your square is really pretty! I love your color choices! I quilt and knit and embroidery...I also dabble in Photography.

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  65. I love the colors you picked for your cheerful block. I do sewing, cross stitch, gardening and I just started quilting this year. I smiled when I read samtaylorcjsmimi's comment, I too did macramé and yes a full time job does get in the way! Congratulations on making Quiltmaker's 100 Block issue. I enjoyed visiting your site. Deb deborahmay816@comcast.net

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  66. What a pretty block! I like to do a variety of needlecrafts such as knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch, petit point, etc...

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  67. If you use a needle and thread/yarn to do it, I enjoy it. Quilts take up the most time but I knit, sew garments, like all embroidery and embellishment.

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  68. Your block is just beautiful with lovely fabrics! I have a new hobby besides working with fabrics. Making baskets out of yellow and red cedar! Now I have something to put my scraps in that I made myself. What fun to learn something new.

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  69. Your block is delightful. thanks for a chance to win a kit.
    jitney41@gmail.com

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  70. Love your block! Quilting is my favorite hobby but I also cross stitch, scrapbook and make cards. This is my first time on your Blog and have enjoyed it. Thanks for a chance to win either the magazine or your project.

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  71. Love this block and the colors are so fun! I am new-ish to quilting and am loving it so far, I also do some clothing sewing for my kids. Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  72. Love your block. I bought a Go last Christmas for myself and a few dies, but I haven't done too much yet. I love quilting, I call it my stress relief. I also make cards, and scrapbook. Thanks for sharing,

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  73. Currently working on making queen size quilts for our 15 grandchildren. All quilts are pieced; hubby does much of the fabric cutting. On my wish list is EQ AND an AccuQuilt cutter or two!

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  74. I quilt, crochet, do counted cross stitch, and occasionally make other crafty things as well! I love your block!

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  75. I guess my hobby is sewing toys for my grandchildren. I also enjoy making small quilting projects (i.e. wall hangings, table toppers/runners, mini quilts). My finances don't allow me the luxury of EQ7 nor AccuQuilt GO!

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  76. I quilt, sew, do beadwork, knit, crochet, weave, chain mail, metal stamping, kumihumo.
    thanks

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  77. I like to read, sew, quilt, and best of all play with my granddaughter.

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  78. I have a passion for quilting, crochet, bead-work, paper arts and cross stitch. Not enough time for all but its nice to switch it up once in a while.

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  79. Your block is very cheerful and with winter arriving, it would be great to work on something like that.

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  80. I began as a counted cross stitcher and that evolved into quilting.

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  81. I enjoy doing anything on my machine (bags, clothes, quilting, etc.), playing games with my family (baby #9 is due at the end of March), reading, and just plain doing anything that's crafty!

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  82. Next to quilting, I like crocheting

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  83. mostly i quilt but like to crochet to

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  84. besides quilting, I like to do counted cross stitch and crochet

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  85. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 20, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    I am now 72 years old and my sewing has changed over the years as my family grew and changed. Now I am trying to make twin sized quilts for all 10 of my grandchildren. Right now I am making #8 and #9. And actually, I have also started #10, but my goal is for it to be finished for Christmas of 2015. Besides quilting, I read, do Bible study, and have gatherings with International students at the University of Alabama.

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  86. I love your block! For hobbies: quilting, sewing, all sorts of needlework, soap making, making bath & body products.

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  87. Making quilts is my main hobby. I also sometimes make jewelry and cards or do other crafts. I also love cooking, decorating my home, working out and watching football.

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  88. I love your block, it is so bright and cheery! My hobbies are quilting, reading (especially quilt magazines) and baking treats for my family.

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  89. I love to sew and quilt. Knit and crochet once in a while. You have a fantastic giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. My first love is quilting, but I do all types of needlework, gardening and reading. Thanks for such a generous giveaway. Providing all the ready to assemble parts to the block is fantastic!

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  91. Congratulations on having your block included in the 100 Block Magazine. What a thrill. I like that you have designed it with EQ7 and cut it out with the AccuQuilt. My hobbies are quilting, sewing, gardening, and reading...and my grandkids!

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  92. Your block and the colors are very cheerful - I like that! My hobbies are quilting, sewing, knitting and I've just begun spinning. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  93. I love your block with the bright cheerful colors! My hobbies are quilting, sewing, gardening, crafts, and my grandkids!

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  94. Always enjoy your blog and the cheerful colors you choose for your projects. My hobbies are reading, cross stitch, learning to quilt, training and showing our collies, and most importantly, our grandkids (3 boys with a little girl due in March).

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  95. Congratulations. Your block is really a very happy block. I love the colors you used together. And making it into a pillow is wonderful. My hobbies are making greeting cards with stamps, etc. , sewing garments, quilting, and dabbling in jewelry.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  96. My hobbies are quilting, embroidery and cross stitch.

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  97. My hobbies include quilting, crocheting, knitting, cross stitch, and chasing my cat. In the summer I garden but it's more a need than a hobby; I have to grow flowers. So I love your block.

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  98. I quilt, crochet, read, swim and do home canning these days. Used to do alot of cross stitch and embroidery, and further back, alot of home clothes sewing.

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  99. I bake, sew, read quilting blogs, and shop at Thrift stores. I've never tried sewing with an accuquilt die-cut piece so it would be interesting to try. kthurn@bektel.com

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  100. Quilting, cooking, sewing, cross stitch, knitting, crochet. Not enough time!

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  101. Well, of course, quilting is my hobby, also reading, walking, and cooking. Now I'm going to knit a pair of socks.

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  102. I am a quilter, but my other hobbies are reading, and making cards. I also do a bit of writing, which I am hoping to expand on :-)

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  103. Love your 4 Corners of Happy block! My hobbies are quilting, cross stitch, and reading. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  104. Am fairly new to Quilting, tho have sewn "forever"..and yep...saved the scraps..always! lol Love to crochet, garden & canning, baking, making cards & envelopes fro recycled mags, ads, etc,,,,& am just learning to do hand applique..working on two wallhangings for Christmas gifts! (I am slooow..lol) LOOOOVE your block!! & Pillow is AWESOME!

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  105. I also enjoy all needle work, I learned from my grandmother while young and it has helped to keep me sane for many years. My first visit to your blog...have spent ages here looking...enjoying it very much.

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  106. Hi, I enjoy sewing, embroidery, gardening, antiquing and reading. I especially like to make baby quilts. Thanks!

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  107. I enjoy quilting, reading and dancing.

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  108. Quilting of course. I also do punch needle, rug hooking, needle felting, watercolors, stitchery and the list goes on, lol.

    Debbie

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  109. That is a happy block! I do all sorts of needlework. I also enjoy cooking, baking, fishing, reading and playing with my grandchildren.

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  110. I enjoy all things related to Quilting. I also love to cook. We travel for 1 month out of the year and during that time, I am usually going thru withdrawals from not being able to quilt. I think your block is very pretty. Congratulation on being in the book!

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  111. My #1 hobby is reading, which includes reading quilt books, magazines & blogs; #2 hobby is quilting & #3 is knitting - thanks..

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  112. I was an avid cross stitch person until my eyes became really bad. I can't even use a magnifying glass properly anymore. Sooo I developed a new hobby.. since I have been sewing all my life.... quilts just seemed to blossom! Love your block! It is something I would use! Thanks.. Thiasyahoo@hotmail.com

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  113. I enjoy quilting. I like projects for my family. Does reading quilt blogs also count as a hobby?

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  114. I like to quilt, and hand applique is my favorite to do.

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  115. Gorgeous block! I love to quilt, appliqué, and embroider by hand. Thank you for the giveaway and congratulations on having your block included in this issue.

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  116. Cute block name! It fits well. I enjoy quilting, reading, and crochet.

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  117. I love your block. It is definitely happy and makes me smile. Would love to win the block and magazine. I love to quilt, read, cross-stitch, needlepoint, paint, anything with my hands. Being retired has its advantages. I am trying applique and want Santa to bring me an AccuQuilt. Enjoyed your site and will be back for sure. Thank yout and congratulations on your block being in the infamous Vol 10.

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  118. I like your block and it shouts "happy" with those wonderful colors. It is great in the pillow!
    I enjoy quilting, wool applique, counted cross stitch, reading and flower gardening when weather allows. In Maine, we get all 4 seasons to extreme.

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  119. I love to make applique quilts as well as work with wool on small projects and quilts!

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  120. Quilting on my longarm is my favorite hobby! Fusible applique is the only kind I do and your block would be a blast to make!!

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  121. My favorite blocks are the ones that include piecing and applique! If I'm not quilting, I like to read, bake, and do home dec projects. tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  122. Although I've made many bed quilts, my true love is doing mini wall quilts. My hallway walls are covered with them. The 12" blocks in Quiltmaker 100's are perfect for them. I love doing animals & birds & can't wait to get my hands on Vol 10 to do "Spring" the leaping lamb & the skating cardinal. I also love making table runners as gifts and your lovely block will be perfect in one of those. Thanks.

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  123. Besides sewing and quilting, I enjoy gardening.

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  124. I love your block - as I like to combine piecing and applique as well. It makes a great pillow!
    My hobbies - besides sewing and quilting, I do genealogy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. What a great block! I love bright happy colours and this block certainly shows them off well. I like sewing many items, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, painting and have dabbled in a whole host of other things. There just isn't enough time for everything.

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  126. I think your block is so pretty. I enjoy sewing, knitting and crocheting. I also have a passion for gardening. This year i grew some terrific heirloom tomatoes.

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  127. I enjoy BOMs sometimes with applique and embroidery. I used to crochet a lot, but quilting has taken over my brain.

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  128. I love reading, coloring, cooking, canning, quilting, cross stitch, crocheting lace, sewing, and creating, and traveling! sarah@forrussia.org

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  129. I enjoy detailed demanding hand applique!

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  130. Such a pretty block!
    I am a quiltaholic... is there anything else in the world to do?!?!

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  131. Congratulations on being included in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, volume 10.
    I enjoy quilting especially piecing and I free-motion quilt most of my projects. I also garden although lately it seems that all I do is provide a salad bar for the deer. I'm a retired librarian and I love to read.

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  132. Hobbies return me to sanity! Thank goodness for books, for I have traveled the world and enjoyed some amazing adventures all in the mind's eye. Of course I love to quilt, but sometimes I think I just like collecting all the pretty fabric.

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  133. I enjoy hand piecing but have done more machine piecing since I got my GO.....So easy to cut accurately. What a great block and giveaway....

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  134. I read, knit, crochet, sew, embroider, cross-stich, and generally craft.

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  135. Your block is so bright and cheery...I love it! I enjoy many crafts..quilting, knitting, counted cross-stitch, and even tatting!
    Lanie
    remills at amtelecom dot net

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  136. Cute block! Thank for a great giveaway.

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  137. because I quilt for myself I can call it a hobby,also enjoy reading ,walking ,crosswords and PC games,well I am retired ...thank you for the giveaway....martamanole@yahoo.com

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  138. I like knitting, cross-stitch, and quilting. I also LOVE playing Scrabble. i like working on quilt projects to give as gifts.

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  139. besides quilting, I weave, crochet and knit a bit and embroider. Thks for your generosity. pjrcontest@msn.com

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  140. Before immersing myself in quilting, I did needlepoint, candlewicking and garment sewing.
    Kathy in Colo repzjr at plains dot net

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  141. oh my, right up my alley! Stars and traditional blocks, with a twist! I'm always looking to learn new skills, so adding applique to a block is great for me. I would be lucky indeed to win your prize!
    I learned how to cross-stitch at a very early age, before I could use a sewing machine. I've done latch-hook rugs, a bit of toll painting, painting ornaments, and lots of other things. I sew clothes and home dec items, cross-stitch, bake, love to read, and of course I'm obsessed with quilting! I love to dance, like ballroom and latin and country.
    reillyr2(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  142. That is beautiful! I wish I had an accuquilt, makes it look so easy. What a cool prize. Kudos to you! My hobbies? I love trying all different quilting methods. I enjoy baking and gardening. I've tried to teach myself knitting, crochet and embroidery with limited success. I've done about 3 pieces of EPP...maybe it will catch on. I'd love to find some "handwork" since I can't always get to my machine. Congrats on being in the 100!

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  143. My hobbies are quilting of course and I also read a lot of novels.

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  144. I love sewing! I also do crochet and knitting. Cannot get enough of the crafty stuff!

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  145. What a beautiful block and pillow! I love quilting, painting, quilting, photography, quilting, Photoshop, quilting.......mostly quilting!

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  146. Well, of course quilting is a hobby, but so are cross-stitch/embroidery, historic costuming, and reading!

    lotsofteapots @ charter . net

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  147. Quilting and sewing is number one, but enjoy all sorts of handwork, embroidiery, swedish weaving, cross stitch.

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  148. Love your block and the bright happy colors you chose! I'm addicted to quilting but also enjoy making curtains, valances, and bandanas for my cats!

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  149. I love quilting, crocheting, and I have to say i've added looking for curriculum to my hobby list. We homeschool our son, and I love looking for great new topics for him (and me) to learn :) I think I'm a curriculum addict :)

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  150. I love quilting, counted cross stitch, reading, and traveling. Most of my hobbies are portable so I can take them where ever I go.

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  151. I love quilting (of course), reading, writing children's stories, and traveling. I have different "traveling kits" for each of them.
    debiscfc@yahoo.com

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  152. Love your block! How funny, I just started reading your post, saw your block, smiled and thought ' WoW, what a happy block' and then saw the title of it, hehe, great choice! Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Vol.10! Sounds like I like doing everything the same as you, love working with my hands. Love both hand and machine piecing, appliqué, embroidery, cross stitch, crochet and reading. I have several projects going, one is Snow Days, with embroidery and pieced blocks and my long term project is I'm hand piecing the Dear Jane quilt.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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