Monday, November 16, 2015

Blooming & Blue:
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Greetings friends, fans, and blog hoppers - I am thrilled to be one of the first stops on the Quiltmker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour. This quilty blog hop is celebrating the release of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 12...and to say I am excited to be a part of this special magazine and blog tour for the third time would be an understatement - I am such a HUGE fan, collecting the 100 block issues over the years...and I am honored, once again, to be in the company of so many extremely talented quilt designers that I admire...and even more thrilled to have my block on the cover!

If you are visiting my blog for the first time - welcome! Let me introduce myself...my name is Belinda Karls-Nace and I am a needlework and quilting 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 almost 15 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 and counted thread 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 enthusiastic AccuQuilt fan, proudly owning all four of their fabric cutters and a wide assortment of cutting dies...and I am lucky enough to do 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!

Without further ado, here is my original block (YAY!!!), which I titled "Blooming Out of the Blue" - the magazine edited  my title (I'm guessing for space) to "Blooming & Blue", which I guess works just as well.  My original quilt block  is #1147 and can be found on page 31. My regular readers know I love to combine traditional piecing with machine appliqué, so creating this cheerful, floral 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 (Electric Quilt 7 Software) and creating color variations to show it off...here is how it would look in a couple seasonal color schemes and how it would look as a 48" x 48" quilt...



For fun, I decided to work up my block with 1930's reproduction fabrics - which is totally out of my normal style/comfort zone...here is my block worked with fabrics  from the new collection Naptime 2 by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics...



Thank you so much for visiting my blog and sharing in my enthusiasm (and for reading this far)...and as a reward, I have a few giveaway opportunities (NOTE: this giveaway opportunity has ended)
  • Quiltmaker Magazine is giving away a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 12 magazine to one of my lucky readers...
  • ...and I have two copies of  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 12 magazine to give away...
Yep, THREE of my blog readers will receive a copy of the magazine!!

NOTE: This giveaway opportunity has ended...
Keep an eye on my blog for future chances to win...

For a chance to win one of these prizes, simply leave me a single comment telling me about your handmade/homemade holiday projects - I would love to hear about your creative endeavors for the upcoming holiday season...
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 Thursday, November 19, 2015 and the three prize recipients will be announced on Friday, November 20, 2015. No prize substitutions. Good luck...

Make sure you look for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 12, on newsstands tomorrow (Tuesday, November 17th)...it's the issue with the green 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/


A BIG thank you to Quiltmaker Magazine for including my original block in Volume 12...and thanks to YOU for visiting my blog - I hope you have been inspired and will return again soon!

143 comments:

  1. I'm not making any this year, but last year I made paper pieced table runner that I finished on boxing day.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  2. Oh this is right up my alley, love the applique overlaid on patchwork! My sewing is taking a backseat to caring for my mom this season, so no home crafted gifts. But I have managed to design a quilt, now if I can find the time to make it. Thanks for the fun!

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  3. I will be making a Nail Polish mini quilt that will be gifted to a young girl for Christmas.

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  4. I'm making quilts for my nieces and nephews--those who don't have quilts yet. Of the seven on my list, three tops are complete, two nearly, and one hasn't been started. Wish me luck!

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  5. I have cross stitched ornaments for exchanges, have sewn some ornaments, and crocheted wristers and cowls for presents.
    Thanks for the chance for this great magazine/book.
    Marilyn
    flyingpigsinthesky1@gmail.com

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  6. I am currently quilting a wall hanging I made for my granddaughter out of appliqued fairies...in purples - her favorite colors!

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  7. A wonderful block! I am sewing lots of small pouches to fill with personalized goodies, lol!

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  8. I am making several table runners to use as Christmas presents (Irene-grimes@hotmail.com)

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  9. Congratulations on being included in this magazine as well as making its cover (and yes, I did pick yours out), Belinda! I really like it in your original colorway, but also like the 1930's looking block.

    xoxoxo

    PS I don't quilt, but I did (or have) stitched 65 ornaments for Christmas gifts.

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  10. This year I'm getting ready to move so no holiday projects right now but I made great turkey placemats in the past. funnylady93@nyc.rr.com

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  11. Love your block and quilt! I've made two wall quilts and am working on a candle mat right now.

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  12. I usually make ornaments. This year I have gotten off track and I don't have them even picked out yet.

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  13. Great block! Love seeing it in different colorways. This year I'm making oven mitts for all the families, and holiday placemats for my immediate family. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Congratulations on having your block on the cover Belinda!
    Sadly I'm not really stitching anything for Christmas this year - I don't have a sewing space at the moment but I'm at least stitching a little Santa from Imaginating/Diane Arthurs

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  15. What a gorgeous block! Congratulations on being chosen for Quiltmaker's 100, Vol. 12. I have some Christmas tablerunners in different stages, all waiting to be finished. Several are gifts and one is mine :-D

    Awesome giveaways!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I am going to make matching pjs for my granddaughter and her doll. I've already pieced the doll quilt and just need to get it quilted.

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  17. I am making a quick jelly roll quilt for a granddaughter, stockings for new family members, and dog beds.

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  18. I hope to finish a dress for my daughter and work on gingerbread house cross stitch.

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  19. I am making 5 quilts for Grandchildren! And having so much fun!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  20. darrkrystal@gmail.comNovember 16, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    Love the applique........I made a xmas sampler quilt for my youngest daughter's new inlaws....the mother quilts also but has not ever received a homemade quilt herself....so we put some ideas together and came up with a 2 sided sampler quilt.....she will receive it on xmas.......so excited....

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  21. I love making table runners for holiday gifts. My family looks forward to receiving a new one each year!

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  22. I'm making an Advent calendar this year. I mounted each number on two pieces of felt. Only six left. Hope to finish today.

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  23. The only thing I'm making as a gift is actually from my own block, and will be on the tour on Thursday! I realized as I was finishing it yesterday that I love it, but don't need it, and my aunt will love it enough for both of us. I may try to whip up a table runner for my stepmother, but also I may run out of time.

    Great block! I love applique on pieced backgrounds too!

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  24. I am making three Christmas Tree Skirts for my three daughters. Hope to have them all quilted by Thanksgiving! Your block is gorgeous. quiltingflo315@gmail.com

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  25. I want to make a christmas quilt for my mother and a tree skirt for my bro-in-law
    I will see if that happens -- love your block

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  26. I am making a rag doll for first great grand daughter along with several other sewing projects. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  27. I am finishing the machine quilting on a quilt my sister made over 20 years ago. Her daughter wants it! Love your block, thanks for sharing it!

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  28. Your block is lovely! I really like seeing it in the other colorways as well. Very inspiring!
    I just completed a little pumpkin flag made of wool to decorate for Fall...just in time for Thanksgiving :-)

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  29. I love the 30s version of your block! I'm working on a cat quilt for my daughter-in-law for Christmas. It is called Cat Nap by Pam Bono. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. What a lovely block! For Christmas giving I am making some table runners, placemats, and mug rugs. Thanks for the great giveaway. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. I love the block and love seeing the different fabric choices I don't plan to make many gifts, but will probably make a few microwave bowls for small, last minute gifts.

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  32. I do not have any plans for this year. If I do make any, it will be gift card holders made from cuffs of old long sleeved shirts. Congrats!

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  33. I HAD planned on finishing quilts for each of the grandkids, but found out a friend had her baby early, so everything is on hold to finish her baby quilt. Hope I don't run out of time!

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  34. I have a new grandbaby coming ,so I'm working on a baby quilt with the disappearing hourglass block. I'm using The Pairie line by Corey Yoder.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  35. Your block is awesome!!! My fav gift to give isn't quilted - it's homemade Christmas biscotti - made with cranberries and pistachios for the red and green look!! :) mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  36. I am in the process of making a stuffed monster toy and a crayons/coloring book carrier for our grand niece and nephew.

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  37. I am currently working on a wall hanging for our guild's Christmas party in December.

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  38. My favorite blocks combine piecing and applique so I am in love with your block! I'm making a Christmas stocking for a brand new granddaughter who was born in October. tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  39. I particularly love your block done in the browns and homespun. Currently I'm making a wall hanging for a grandson, based on a combination of Van Gogh's Starry Night and Dr. Who.'s Tardis. It's really out of my comfort zone, but an interesting challenge.

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  40. Your block is so pretty in all the different fabrics! Thanks for sharing! I have made several sachets from holiday fabric with a ribbon drawstring. I plan to stuff with cedar shavings and a small piece of quilt batting sprinkled with a few drops of Douglas Fir essential oil. My Christmas gifts will have everyone saying, "What smells so good?"

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  42. Your block is beautiful. Love the blue fabrics! I have done very little quilting; just small items like pillows, but a dream has always been to do a quilt. Maybe someday. My Christmas projects are cross stitch. I am working on the Shepherd's Bush design The Toy Gatherer, but that won't be done until next Christmas. I was in Williamsburg recently and couldn't resist the Threadwork Primitives design, Christmas Fruit Basket, and I always do an ornament. This year's will be one of JBW's 2014 Christmas Tree Ornaments.
    dbrotzman@comcast.net

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  43. What a beautiful block and beautiful in a quilt.
    I am working on little pillows for gifts, appliqué wool and stitchery, as well as punch needle, then I fill them with balsam, so the recipients will have the smell of pine in their homes.

    Debbie

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  44. Your block is very beautiful. I will be making candle mats and mugrugs for Christmas gifts. I guess it is time I started on them. LOL

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  45. I don't have any Christmas projects this year, as I am trying to finish a quilt for my son and daughter-in-law. But last year I made some mug-rugs, and pillows.

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  46. Gorgeous block! I hope to get some much need potholders and pouches sewn up for holiday gifts.

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  47. Nice job on your post, Belinda. Thanks so much for joining us for the blog tour! We appreciate it.

    Diane at Quiltmaker

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  48. I have barely started my holiday crafting. I worked a craft show this weekend where I spent more than I made, ha! Isn't that the way it goes?

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  49. I have a snowman garland that I love and now I am working on a tree skirt. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  50. I have to get a move on if I'm going to make my sister a tree skirt. I have already made corner bookmarks for my friends I volunteer with.

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  51. Great block. I love AccuQuilt Go! products - they make quilting so much easier! I have no Christmas projects this year as we are getting ready to move.
    sue@asdfwordpro.com

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  52. Beautiful block! Congrats on being published again :) Christmas projects - 2 quilts to finish, a few more mini stockings, a crocheted shark and whale to finish, a few ornaments, and bunch of placemats to make - after my quilt guild class on Saturday! Thanks so much for the chance to win
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  53. My holiday sewing consists of finishing 3 quilts that I've started as gifts!! :-) And I love that you made your block with AccuQuilt: I just got my cutter and started kit at PIQF and love finding patterns to use it with!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  54. Wonderful block with pieced and applique, wish I had an accu cutter.
    I am making a xmas stocking for my granddaughter and knitting or crocheting some cute little toys. Then baking as well.

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  55. I'm making lap quilts, bags, pouches, etc. for holiday gifts. My most spectacular gift though, is a wall quilt that I have just made and framed to give to my Dad. An amazing paper pieced eagle.

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  56. Congratulations, your block is wonderful. I am busy making pillows, pot holders and tea cozies for Christmas.

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  57. I plan on making a few oven mitts for Christmas presents. I have arthritis so quilting is slow going but I do enjoy it.

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  58. I am making wrapped rope baskets for my family and family and friends.
    jitney41atgmaildotcom.




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  59. I'm making mug rugs and key fobs for small Christmas goodies!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  60. I am making Christmas Tree Skirts as gifts each year for grandkids,

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  61. I am making tablerunners for Christmas presents this year.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  62. I have just started making quilted trivets for friends this year.

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  63. I love your block!! I've been making some zippy pouches and table runners.

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  64. I'm still in the process of finishing my Halloween witch-n-haunted house applique. Waiting for the glow in the dark thread to arrive so I can stitch around the shapes and quilt a few ghosties on it.

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  65. Love your block! I'm planning on making some cute ornaments and hoping to get a couple of Christmas table runners and mug rugs.

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  66. Making holiday table runners. Quick, easy and add charm to the house. Thanks. Diane O

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  67. Every year I make stitched ornaments for our grandchildren - we're up to six now. I always include the year and their names. Some have been stuffed, others flat, including Christmas trees, mittens, and gingerbread boys/girls. I think this year they will be snowpeople!

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  68. Oh! Christmas sewing.......that includes 5 quilts (4 done - 1 in the cutting stage) and a little mountain of sweet things for my firstgreat grandchild.

    Glitzymeis@gmail.com

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  69. i'm not up to making gifts this year, but last year for my quilty friends, I gave little flower bloom pincushions mounted on golf tees slipped in a spool of thread.

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  70. I really like the 30s block -- it makes it look so soft. For Christmas, I'm working on a football themed quilt for #2 grandson. Figure it will be completed for his birthday in February!

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  71. I'll be making mug rugs for my co-workers and Christmas table runners for my sisters. Thanks for sharing your pretty block.

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  72. What a pretty block and I love 30s prints. Thanks for the chance to win and Christmas is ongoing.

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  73. The 30s prints are perfect for your block! Congrats! I am busy making new Christmas stockings and two lap quilts!

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  74. Love the whole quilt look when all the blocks are put together. Very striking. I am busy making aprons and pot holders for gifts.

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  75. I am making a bunch of Valentine Victorian cones for retreat participants. Also made each of them a fabric wallet. sweetana3@yahoo.com

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  76. Love the 30's block. I'm working on some corn heating packs for family members and as last minutes gifts. Also making a wall hanging for my sister and a quilt for my niece. If I have any time left I'll make some kitty beds for the local shelter.

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  77. I usually make new pillowcases for the whole family for Christmas.

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  78. I am making folded star ornaments for Christmas gifts as well as Rug Mugs with an adorable snowman design in off white, aqua, and tan. Thanks for asking.

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  79. I like making Christmas wall hangings . . .

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  80. I haven't made any Christmas gifts this year but am working on a machine applique` for me. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  81. I'm making some hanging dish towels and travel pillows for gifts. And someone is getting a quilt, but it might not be until after Christmas....

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  82. Your block is lovely. I am making some one-hour baskets for gifts this season. Thanks.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  83. I make lots of gifts for Christmas and give lots of IOU's too for those I don't quite finish. Your block is fabulous! Great share!

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  84. A few years ago I made a wall hanging for each of my 3 sisters. They bring them out every year - I'm so happy they liked them!

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  85. I always have more ideas than time. I have a quilt to finish, three fleece owl pillows for the young ones, and a table runner to make.

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  86. I love it!!! I knew that block must be yours - so pretty!!! I am working on my first applique project ever - a table runner with fall leaves on it. It's a challenge but it's fun! heybeeg@gmail.com

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  87. Gah- panic is setting in! Last year I had some really fun ideas, but nothing is striking me this year! I have a variety of other gifts to complete for a new baby and his big brother, a belated wedding quilt, and quilts for my kids.. yikes I better get moving :) Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  88. fun block...try to do one quilty thing per year for Christmas to add to my collection be a wall hanger ,ornaments,table topper...thank you ...marta...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  89. Great block. I'm making placemats for everyone this Xmas.

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  90. Nice block and quilt layout. Mugs rugs for all...and to all a good night!

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  91. Hi RBG! I'm another Iowa girl and also love my Viking machines! I have the Ruby and Sapphire and they get plenty of use. This Christmas, I am making a few table runners for friends, trying to match their décor and colors. It's a fun project and one that doesn't take a lot of time. My friends are always so appreciative of my sewing efforts and skills, which makes me happy! Happy Holidays to you!

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  92. I really like the the pink and blue layout of your block. Neat block. Thanks for sharing the giveaway...I'm making needle holders for gals in my mini group for the holidays.

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  93. I absolutely adore your block. I wish I were blessed to have all the things needed to make the block. I'm knitting dishclothes for widows in two widows group to which I belong. I blessed a few widows that attended the December meeting at one group last year and one lady asked if she could buy some more dishclothes, so I made her some more. That group has grown and in the meantime I have become part of two more groups. So, my needles have been clicking. Thanks for the beautiful block and the giveaways.

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  94. My current Christmas stitching project is (still) the Skinny Christmas Candle appliqued banner/mini quilt. Maybe this year I'll finish it.

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  95. Such a beautiful block!
    I'm hoping to sew pillowcases for all my nieces and nephews this year.

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  96. I have enjoyed making the Northrup Christmas panels with the fun of the little added lights. Yes, I can cut holes in my quilt for that idea! thanks for your flowers, Kathy in colo repzjratplainsdotnet

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  97. I am giving away some mug rugs this year and have two half done and two more to start. If I get around to making anything else-bonus!
    ale3002000@yahoo,com

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  98. I have a bed quilt that I am working on for my sister. I have also been making crochet snowflakes for the Christmas tree. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  99. I am making a redwork and hexie pillow for a swap with another online quilter.

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  100. I'm making some zip bags for my two daughters. I hope they like them!

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  101. since I am in the middle of moving to a brand new house, I'm afraid my Christmas gift making will limited but I hope to make a few Christmas trees made with prairie points pinned to a Styrofoam form. pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

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  102. 3 quilts mailed, 3 quilts pieced but not quilted yet and 1 runner done. I'm making progress. Love the block.

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  103. I am doing a lot of embroidery this year. Cute Christmas tea towels with red work. I hope to get a few mug rugs done. And I love to work with paper clay and put together some snowmen. That should keep me fairly busy :)

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  104. Very nice block! I like how you combined piecing and applique and that you put your Cutting machine to good use.

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  105. I've been crocheting a lot of stuff lately

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  106. I've been doing a lot of machine embroidery for the holidays, 3 tree skirts and tons of stockings.

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  107. I am making felted wool applique pincushions for Christmas gifts.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  108. I'm knitting a scarf and hat, will make homemade Christmas ornaments for our family exchange and a table runner. Thanks for a chance to win and congrats on your cute block!

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  109. I'm going to make small burlap bags with a snowflake on the front. Then fill with candies, and give them to special friends at my church
    sewfabrics@outlook.com

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  110. Have some crocheting to do and then quilting a quilt for hubby made from his old pants. I do have a question pile of his pants though… were they to make into shorts or for the quilt? Guess I will find out after he gets in quilt! (and then hear about it again this spring :)

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  111. Very nice block! I have a couple of projects needing to get started and finished by Christmas; a little house on the prairie quilt using Amy Friend's free pattern found on her blog duringquiettime for my 5 year old grandson but I will be changing out four of the blocks and adding in his favorite parts of the books (red mittens, covered wagon, real log cabin, ox) and two placemats using Lorna's so dog gone cute pattern from her blog sewfresquilts. kthurn@bektel.com

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  112. Great block!
    I'm making aprons for my sisters!

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  113. For Christmas I am only making potholders for my (adult) kids, who are a big distance from Florida -- one each in Queens, NY, and Ostersund, Sweden, and Kyoto, Japan. I will also help my Sweetie bake our traditional Christmas cookies to send. I love your block showing the repeat possibilities!

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  114. Love a good applique block. I am working on Christmas table runners for my kids.

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  115. I am hoping to make some felt ornaments to mail to family members who are too far away to visit over the holidays.

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  116. I'm working on two Christmas table runners.

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  117. I'm not working on any holiday project - yet. I'm still trying to learn how to use my new sewing machine. There are too many buttons and things to remember. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. Your block is so cheerful! I like the overlay of flowers on the star. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. My P.E.O. chapter (http://peointernational.org) has an ornament swap at the holiday potluck. I maintain that ornaments don't have to hang on the tree and I make something quilty -- this year, a skinny (10x39) banner that will fit a front door or the narrow space between windows.

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  119. I've got to admit I'm a very last minute person and haven't planned anything specific for Christmas sewing or quilting except helping make costumes for my granddaughters' school Christmas program. I'm sure I'll make some small gifts when the time gets closer, but nothing planned yet!

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  120. Hi Belinda! I'm also a vol. 12 designer and I'm just popping around to visit all the other blog tour participants. Your Blooms & Blue block is just so cheerful! I love seeing how it looks in so many different fabrics - it really changes the mood of the block :o) Congratulations on a great design!

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  121. I make a handmade ornament for each of my grandchildren and great-nephews - something different every year. rjoehnk@txwinet.com

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  122. I am making pajama pants for at least two family members this year.

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  123. Sewing travel kits. Rug mugs. Placemats & potholders.
    stephloupee at comcastdotnet

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  124. Wow, congrats on being a cover girl! I'm also in volume 12... My first time! Block 1108 :) it's so fun :)

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  125. I am working on quilts for new grandson. new and on the way, granddaughter ! and the two older granddaughters. have not yet decided on decorations, probably do some new place mats for everyone.

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  126. You caught me again with that embellished star! I had so much fun making your last one, this one would play nicely. Nice chain effect with the color placement and appliqué placement!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oops totally forgot my holiday hand-making: I'm trying to get a bunch of quilts quilted and finished in time for Christmas! I also want to make 3 Christmas tree quilts and an Advent-type calendar quilt.

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  127. I am cross-stitching some Santas for my grown son and daughter. I may also make a fleece scarf for my MIL if time allows. I have so many non-gift projects in the works, my holiday crafting is small this year. Thanks for the giveaway. I am so glad I found your blog.

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  128. I am working on a hedgehog quilt for my daughter. I'm really excited to get it done. Congrats on your block.
    -karrie
    ksmith8@emich.edu

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  129. Working on some Christmas wall hangings. Started long ago... hoping to finish this year so we can finally enjoy them!! Lots of appliqué and embroidery.

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  130. Great block! Right now I am working on a Christmas table runner and a few holiday ornaments and bookmarks.

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  131. I am working on a baby quilt and teacher quilt ,heavenbound6784@yahoo.com

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  132. I am sewing up fleece hats for every body in my family....wow didn't know i had so many family members..lol....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  133. Finishing up a quilt for my mom. Very cute block, thanks for the chance. kkingsleytaylor@comcast.net

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  134. I am making some ornaments for my quilty friends.

    Wow, your block looks awesome!

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  135. I'm making Christmas stockings this year! Great block!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  136. Christmas projects??? Hahahaha! I have no Christmas projects to think about yet; I am too busy making costumes. No quilting for me until they are finished, and this blog hop is not helping the cause. Eventually I will be making homemade ornaments, probably using buttons to make snowmen.

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  137. The only Christmas project I am making this year is an alphabet quilt for my grandson. Love, love, love your block.

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  138. Well, I can only hope none of my family members are reading this blog as it will spoil the surprise! I am making appliqued tea towels and little quilted boxes filled with hand-made nylon scrubbies for Christmas this year. I traditionally mail the gifts the Monday before Thanksgiving so that they arrive in time to be used for this year's holiday season as they are Christmas themed. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway. utahoosier at gmail dot com

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  139. Very cute block! My holiday project is to make a snowman quilt. I think I have everything to make it, I just need to get started! Thanks for sharing with us. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net

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  140. Thank you for your wonderful comments and for sharing your holiday projects with me! I am inspired by your creative responses. This comment concludes the giveaway opportunity. Recipients will be notified later today.

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