Thursday, May 5, 2016

Posies All Around - Quiltmaker 100 Blocks vol. 13 Blog Hop

Bring on the margaritas - I have some great news!  I am so pleased to announce I have a block published in volume 13 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  Today is my day on the Blog Hop along with many other great designers.  In fact, the hop has been going on all week!

If this is your first visit here, I hope you take some time to look around.




My block is #1258 and is called Posies All Around.  The inspiration for this block came about when I was working on my Scrap-A-Palooza sampler.  I was putting together various blocks that formed an X shape.  I used a similar block for the center of my quilt but I knew I could improve the scale, design fewer parts and create stems for my flower buds.



When I was sewing the test block, I knew I wanted some bright colors so I pulled some Bike Path prints.  It was the middle of winter and I wanted a garden of color.  Once I picked my fabrics,  I had to decide whether to use a single color or put multiple colors in one block.




 For the magazine, I decided to send off one block in a single color.




Once I discovered they were publishing my block, I decided to go back and make another block using 4 different colors.


The magic of this block definitely happens when you put them into a project.


 So I turned these two blocks into a couple of couch pillows.  I just added a small sashing of the background fabric around the block then finished it off with a pieced border.
I love these new summertime pillows!




And I just couldn't help myself - I reduced my block to 6" and included it in my Splendid Sampler - after all, I am sure it was an innocent oversight that I wasn't asked to be one of the block designers. (Ha!)




I hope you have been enjoying the rest of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour.  There have been some really great blocks being shared by some amazing designers.





One of my readers has the opportunity to win a copy of this volume of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner Sunday May 8th.

******This giveaway is closed. The winner is Jo and has been notified by email. Thanks for all the wonderful comments!*****

For even more giveaways and other opportunities to win a copy of the magazine, be sure and check out the Quilty Pleasures Blog. You can find links to all the other designers participating in the hop.  Good Luck!


Thank you Quiltmaker!




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182 comments:

  1. Congratulations Cynthia! And I just love your little 6" block too!

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  2. Darling block! I love it in four colors. Congratulations on having your block included in Vol. 13.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. congrats on your great block!!

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  4. I love your block - unusual design!

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  5. It is a fun block... Adding it to your splendid sampler is a fantastic idea. Spread the love around...

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  6. Cynthia, I love how you were able to manipulate your block to a different size.
    Looks complicated for my skill set but I'm up to the challenge if I win

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  7. This is always such a great magazine. So cool that you have a block in it!

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  8. It's quite an honor to be included. Great job!

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  9. Love the fabrics you used in your block.

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  10. Congratulations! I like the pillow with the 4 matching corners, in a quilt though I think the secondary pattern with different colors would be amazing.

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  11. Congratulations on having your block included in the latest Quiltmaker 100 Magazine. It's a really neat one too!

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  12. Wonderful block! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  13. Great use of geometric prints. I have a few and couldn't think of how to best use them. funnylady93@comcast.net

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  14. Congratulations! It's a great block.

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  15. Great block! Love the pillows you made with it!

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  16. Sweet block! I like the multicolor flowers best.

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  17. It's a lovely block. Congrats!
    Shelia. stitchedfromtheheart@yahoo.com

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  18. LOVE YOUR BLOCK IN BOTH SIZES JUDY
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  19. Hmmm, maybe I'll try to make the 6" for my Splendid Sampler, also!

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  20. Love your block and the way you showed us what you did with it! Thanks for the great post. akronne17@gmail.com

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  21. Your block is so cute! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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  22. Too cute! Congrats on getting into the magazine. :-)

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  23. Wonderful block. Congratulation in having your block in the magizane.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  24. This is a very pretty block!

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  25. What a great design! One of my favs I've seen on the tour!

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  26. Beautiful block! I love the different colorways.

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  27. Love how it came together in your pillow!

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  28. I especially like the block for your splendid sampler.
    the pink background is great

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  29. Love your flowers, lots of room for variety.

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  30. congratulations. your block is so fun. i love it in pillows. the fabrics you chose are wonderful.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  31. That is such a creative way to use squares. It's simple and so amazingly creative.

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  32. Now that is an interesting block...pieced flowers. They look nice in your examples, I was scrolling down hoping to see a small quilt or multiples of the block together just so that I could see how the design develops where the flowers meet in the corner. Just curiosity, comes from living with a cat, I guess.
    Thank you
    Kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  33. Congratulations! That is a great block! I think it would make a really fun secondary pattern when you layout a whole quilt of those blocks. And I love the pillows!

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  34. Those pillows definitely say spring. Congratulations on being in the issue. Thanks for sharing.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  35. Terrific block! It looks great in both sizes.

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  36. Very cute block.. love it!

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  37. Thank you for a chance to win. I love your block and think the pillows are a great project idea.

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  38. Your block is very pretty and I love your pillows. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Great block!! Really like your pillows!! Thanks for showing your different size options and colors!

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  40. What a beautiful block! Love the colors!

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  41. Congratulations on your good fortune to be chosen by Quiltmaker. I love your block and it's so sweet how you've made couch pillows from the two you have shown us, good Job!
    I'd love to win the book, by the way, hahahaha

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  42. Sweet block! Your pillows and other blocks look lovely!

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  43. Cool block. Thanks for the chance to win

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  44. congrats! love the pillows. A sampler quilt of flower blocks would be perfect, with your block included!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. Great block and I love how they look as pillows.

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  46. I do believe you are right. It was an oversight and I am going to include your block in my Splendid Sampler as well. It is very cute and I love it. The pillows really show off your quilt. Thank you for being a part of QM's 100 blocks, sharing your creative design and the chance to try and win this awesome magazine.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  47. What a lovely block! I enjoy working on smaller projects and your pillow design is a great way to use this block. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm trying to imagine your block made in multiples for a quilt, especially with different bud colors. It would be so pretty!

    Jan - vtcjan@yahoo.com

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  49. Very unique block and it sure makes a stunning pillow, just imagine it in a lap quilt.
    djcutting2 at gmail dot com

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  50. I like your block and the four color choices. Congratulations!

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  51. I am having so much fun reading about everyone's creative process. Keep up the good work.

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  52. Congrats! I've often wondered how one gets featured in this magazine! I love your block! It does make me want to grab a margarita, but it will have to wait until another day!

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  53. I like when you did the 6" block in colors. Your pillows look really nice too.

    Pat K
    yfg3749@yahoo.com

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  54. Congratulations on having you block published. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  55. That is a clever block. It took me a few moments to see the posies all connected.

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  56. What a fun block! Congratulations on being included in this issue.

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  57. I really like your posies. Now I'm itching to make some summertime pillows.

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  58. I like the changes you made in the block --- and the variations of size can make a very interesting quilt.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  59. The "Posies All Around" block is unique and love the color combos.

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  60. Love your posies all around block. It looks like a fun one to make. It would go well with my Splendid Sampler blocks I am making as well.

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  61. Sweet block with so much possibility! Love the pillows.

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  62. Beautiful block and pillows. I really enjoy your blog. So many good ideas.

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  63. Love those bright colors with the dots on them!

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  64. What a beautiful block, and you nailed it with those colors!

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  65. there your block has a unique look...nice...thank you..marta....matamanole@yahoo.com

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  66. The longer I stared at the block...the more ideas kept inspiring me.

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  67. Love the visual impact of the narrow cross in this block.

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  68. Such a great block, liked your website.

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  69. Congratulations! I love your Posies All Around block....the pillows are gorgeous!

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  70. Fantastic block! I know that I will be trying it out.

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  71. I love that you turned your blocks into pillows - I like to see a finish! This will make for an interesting repeat, I'll be making mine scrappy.

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  72. THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  73. Lovely block.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  74. Love your block! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. You block makes great pillows! Love the block.

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  76. I like your creative process and the bright fabrics you chose for your blocks. The pillows are bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.
    rmgsummers @ yahoo . com

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  77. Congratulations! Your block is cute and it makes great pillows! Thanks for he giveaway.

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  78. Such beautiful blocks! I particularly like the one with the four different colored corners.

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  79. I love the simplicity of the block and it is so pretty. I am doing the six inch blocks as well and want to include yours too.

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  80. Congratulations Cynthia on having your block published. I love your colorful Splendid Sampler blocks along with both of these blocks. Yep I am sure your SS block invite got lost in the mail.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  81. Such a lovely block! Just great!

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  82. I love flower themed blocks. Lovely.

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  83. Great block. I like all the color way suggestions.

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  84. I can really see the posies in your finished pillow. Love the bike path print, too!

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  85. What a pretty block--great job you did in designing and making that block--way to go, girl!! I love those books, so many good ideas-
    love and laughter,di

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  86. I think I'll try one in the 6" size. I like working with smaller blocks and projects.

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  87. This is a sweet block. It reminds me of my mother, who had a beautiful rose garden. Depending on the fabric used for the flowers, it could be very modern, or more traditional. I'll definitely be making this one!

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  88. Your Posies All Around is a very cute block! Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  89. An oversight, for sure. Probably saving you for the sequel since you have so many creative things to share here.

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  90. Posies All Around is a perfect beauty! I am a fan of lime green in quilting, so this one really caught my eye!

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  91. Congratulations on your block. tljeo@yahoo.com

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  92. I really like this block, the pillows are nice. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  93. It took me a second to see the flowers. They could be used for a lovely Spring table runner.

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  94. Congratulations on your block being selected. I just might add your 6" block to my Splendid Sampler, too.

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  95. I like your block and the fabrics you chose. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine.

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  96. Love the block, the pillow is adorable. What fun to maybe win the book on Mother's Day!

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  97. The cushions made from your block look beautiful

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  98. love the bright colors!!!

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  99. Love your block! So looking forward to getting volume 13 and trying it out!

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  100. You've designed a very innovative block. It would be perfect for a quilt for my gardening mum.

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  101. Love the way your block dresses up the pillows; it's sweet.

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  102. THis is a lovely block I like how graphic it is.

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  103. Wow love this block looks easy too.... tytyty for sharing.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  104. Your block looks great as a pillow. Love it!

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  105. Great block...love the 6" version, too!

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  106. Love your Splendid Sampler blocks I'm enjoying the journey. Love your new Block.

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  107. You've got a neat block there - very fun! Congratulations on making this edition. 13 must be your lucky number!

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  108. Pillows...what a cute idea. I will have to try it.

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  109. Your block looks so great made into the pillows. Congratulations on it being picked to include in the magazine.

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  110. Nice Block and thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. Great block Cynthia! The blocks in the background look wonderful also. Love your blog and your quilts!

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  112. Congrads !!! I'm sure it was a oversight about the Splendid Sampler. I like your idea of using your block and think I will just copy you. There are a few I know I won't make. HAHA

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  113. Congrats on a sparkling springtime block. I especially like the pillow where the white sashing sets it off.

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  114. I've been on the road this week so I haven't done the blog hop, but I follow your blog so I saw yours today. I always enjoy the Quiltmaker 100 blog hops, so I'm sorry I missed most of this one. Congrats on being included.

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  115. I love that you put your block into the splendid sampler. Hey it is your quilt!

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  116. The cushions using your block look beautiful

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  117. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  118. What wonderful colors you have used in this block. I do have to admit that I like the multi-colored block the best. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with me.

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  119. splendid block! makes a great pillow!

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  120. Congratulations on a wonderful block being published! Each of the colorways is adorable and I am not sure which I would chose. The bold and bright of the four colors I think really wins in the end. Thank you for sharing and for the great opportunity to win a copy of this fantastic book! Have a fabulous creative day! brend_ack@yahoo.com

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  121. Congrats on your block! I love it! It's so unique with the center piping-like design!!!

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  122. Pretty block! Thanks for sharing. annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  123. Congrats on the magazine, and cute block.

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  124. Congratulations getting your block chosen for the magazine! What a fun block...looks like it could be quite versatile.

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  125. Congratulations! I love the colors in your 6 inch block!
    Yevonne Cearns
    Sewfaithfully@hotmail.com

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  126. Your block would make a lovely quilt for my mother.

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  127. Interesting block - I love the combination of different elements. Thanks.

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  128. I enjoyed looking at your other blog entries also, you have some projects going. Kathy in colo repzjratplainsdotnet

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  129. I have confidence that you will be included in the next Splendid Sampler or similar high profile project! Great Block; I'm thinking of trying it with a black background with red, coral, orange & magenta flowers. Pam in Eugene pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

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  130. I like the block, very striking with the strip down the middle.

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  131. Way to go. This would be a lovely bee block. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  132. What a lovely, fresh, modern looking block!
    nancysneedles@charter.net

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  133. Great block design, thanks for sharing the variety of color ideas!
    @susansquiltstudio Sgrancio at,Comcast dot net

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  134. Congratulations on being a selected designer!

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  135. Love your block! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of new publication.

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  136. Great block! It's amazing how it seemed to come to life in the pillow!

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  137. Wonderful block, and it really does come to life in your pillows!

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  138. Congratulations. Your block is adorable.

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  139. Love the block. Congratulations. lynnstck(at)yahoo.com

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  140. Love your block! These will be perfect pillows for my new sun porch. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. I really love your block AND the super cute mini block too.

    I think yours may be my favorite!

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  142. A very cute block! Congratulations!

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  143. Love this block! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  144. Cynthia, this is such a neat block!!!

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  145. Congratulations...it's a lovely block. Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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  146. Congratulations! What a fun block!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  147. The pillows really show the posies well! Nice job!
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  148. A lovely block Cynthia. Pillows look gorgeous and of course you had to make a smaller block. Lol.

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  149. Cute block. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.
    jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

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  150. Great news and a lovely block:))

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  151. Congratulations! It is a great block Cynthia, I love the pillows!!

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  152. I am doing the SS too! Thanks for the idea...

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  153. Congratulations Cynthia! And great block!

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  154. What a great block!! and I love your corner fabrics.

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  155. Congratulations on having your block published in that magazine. I love it when I recognize the name of one of the bloggers I follow in a magazine. I also usually try many of the blocks that interest me. I really liked when you made your block into a couch pillow as it showed how nice it looks.

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  156. What a cute block! It looks great as a pillow! I'm sure you're right about it being an oversight--nothing else could explain it getting left out. Thanks for the chance to win. Whether I win or purchase, your block will be the first one I make! Pinky Promise!

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  157. Love your block! Congratulations!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  158. Congratulations Cynthia!!! Your block design is so creative. I love how you continued to experiment with it and came up with so many great samples to share. Those pillows are a breath of fresh air!

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  159. Congratulations on your block. Love it in the pillow. Best wishes to you!

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  160. Well done! Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  161. How exciting! Congrats to you and your lovely block!

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  162. Cute block design! Thanks for the opportunity to win. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  163. Yay! Congratulations Cynthia. It's a great block -- especially love the version with the different colour flowers!

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  164. Congratulations on getting your block published and the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

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  165. Your block is lovely. Congratulations on getting it published! I like it in the single colorway best. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  166. What a fun block!

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  167. congrats! I absolutely love the one you did for the 6" sampler!

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  168. Posies All Around is a brilliant quilt block Cyndy and a great asset to this Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue! Your lover of gardening shines through! A whole quilt of these with shashing would be simply gorgeous!

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  169. This is a beautiful block, Cynthia. Congratulations! :)

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