Thursday, November 14, 2013

HEART'S DESIRE BLOG TOUR


I'm so excited (and honored) to have my first ever quilt block published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 8.  I submitted it months ago and hadn't heard anything so thought well, guess I didn't make that one!  Better luck next time! Then out of the blue, more than 6 months later,  I received an email saying my block had been excepted.  I was estatic!  Oh my gosh! 

Ok, back to the block.   Here it is:  Block #795 Heart's Desire

The corner blocks come together to make a secondary pattern, another heart.  You can see it in this next quilt. 

The original quilt "Nana's Heart Desires" was sent to my Raleigh girl in Japan for Valentine's Day 2013. 

Then Quiltmaker gave me the option to submit a quilt to possibly be included in the magazine and here it is.   I'm calling it My Heart Blogs For You. 

I was so anxious to submit it that I forgot to take any pictures so I had to make another one. (I was able to take a picture from the magazine once I received it to post here though.)

 I decided this Texas Quilting Queen HAD to make the block in guess what... Texas fabric... and of course ... red, white, and blue.  I called this Texas Love Affair.  I also modified it just a little.  I didn't want "half of a heart" on the edges and top and bottom so I substituted solid blocks (the yellow texas print fabric) for pieced half square triangles in the outer corners and edges. 

And one last version:  A Scrappy Heart's Desire. 


How will you make your Heart's Desire? Will it be scrappy, something pink or red, or something a little less traditional like Texas Love Affair?  Be sure to follow Quiltmaker's 100 Block Blog Tour November 11th - 15th to see how creative others are, and of course cash in on the awesome ideas and giveaways.

Leave me a comment on this post on what your favorite setting was for Heart's Desire block.  You could win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 8 magazine.  Leave a comment, subscribe to my blog, like my FaceBook page, or share this post on your FaceBook page for a possible 4 chances to win a fat quarter pack.  If you already like my FaceBook page or have already subscribed to my blog, leave me a message and tell me that.  I'll still count your entry to win. 

And don't forget to come back for the Black Tie Boogie Blog Hop November 19th-29th. 
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257 comments

  1. My harts block for you, I love the most! Thanks for the chance.

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  2. I like the Texas colorway & settings the best. Wouldn't that be nice as a Quilts of Valor creation, too?

    I am a new subscriber via GFC. Thanks for the giveaways.

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  3. I like My Heart Blogs For You. Great block!

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  4. I like the scrappy look best. Nice block and like how it looks in a quilt.

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  5. Gorgeous block and love all but if I have to choose one would be A Scrappy Heart's Desire ,is my fav.

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  6. I like the original quilt the best! VGTS on your block.

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  7. I like the Texas colourway the best - it really pops out. Congratulations on being published in the magazine and love this block

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  8. Lovely block :)
    I like your original design best.

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  9. I like the scrappy version the best.

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  10. I will have to choose the setting for the Texas variation!

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  11. I like the scrappy version best!

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  12. Doris my favorite is the scrappy version

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  13. Congratulations on your hear block. I like the Texas setting as it looks better without the half hearts at the top.

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  14. Congrats on your block being included in QM's Vol. 8. Thanks for the chance to win a copy...I look forward to making your block...it's my favorite so far on the blog hop. And my favorite layout for this block is the Texas Love Affair...go figure...I'm a Texas Gal too...as you can tell by my blog. I'm a new follower and have added your blog to my Blog Roll of QM Designers...I'll Be Baaaack.
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal collectintexas@gmail.com

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  15. My favorite layout of your block is "Nana's Heart Desires". I love the color combinations used in that one.

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  16. I liked the Texas setting the best. I love the opportunity to use blocks of a favorite fabric without having to cut it up so small.

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  17. I like your original one best, but I think they're all great--love that you get a second heart when you put the blocks together!

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  18. I love your block. The first setting is my favorite. Of course red is always a wonderful color!. I also liked you on FB; waiting to see what the Black Tie Boogie is all about.

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  19. My favorite is "Nana's Heart Desires". I love seeing the variations, helps to envision the possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. congratulations on being in the 100 blocks ,very pretty block

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  21. Love your block. My favorite setting is Texas Love Affair. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  22. I lke scrappy so scrappy wins my vote.
    Congratulations on being included in the 100 blocks, I love the magazine.

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  23. They are all great! Congrats! I would say Scrappy would get my vote! thanks!

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  24. I am a new follower of your blog too!

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  25. scrappy hearts desire wins for me./

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  26. I liked Nana's Heart Desires the best!

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  27. "Nana's Heart Desires" was my favorite setting.

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  28. Nana's Heart Desires is my favorite setting -

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  29. I like My Heart Blogs for You. The names of the quilts are wonderful and so is your block.

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  30. love the scrappy hearts... blessings...

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  31. I like the original Nana's Hearts Desire best. All options or great, though. Thanks for the nice special giveaway!

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  32. I love your hearts.
    patwade@cox.net

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  33. Great block - Like the Texas Love Affair best - all though all the other settings are nice.. Thanks for the chance.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  34. Love your block! The original layout is my favorite, love the secondary design!

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  35. A scrappy Hearts Desire is my favorite. I would make the quilt using pink ribbon fabrics. My friend and I collect pink ribbon fabric and make items for our women's wellness fair every year for their silent auction. Lindasquilting@yahoo.com

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  36. I like your Nana's Heart Desires setting best. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. i love the original! great design babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  38. I like the Scrappy Hearts Desire. This would be great for a quilt I want to make for a graduating granddaughter

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  39. i signed up for your email babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  40. i liked you on facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  41. I love the design, "Texss Love Affair". thanks for the giveaway

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  42. I like "My Heart Blogs for You". Congrats on being in the 100!

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  43. I prefer the Nana's Heart Desire setting. Beautiful block - Congratulaions.

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  44. I love your block! Especially liked Nana's Heart Desire setting, the secondary hearts really came out nice!

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  45. Lovely block - Nana's Heart Desires is my favorite setting...

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  46. I am a new quilter and I am finding may great blocks on this Blog Hop. I like the Texas Love Affair quilt because of the colors. The block looks like it would work in many colors.

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  47. Congratulations for having your block included in new issue. I really like the Texas Love Affair setting. And thanks for chance to win copy of Quiltmaker 100 #8 !

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  48. Congratulations on having your block published. Such a pretty block. I liked the Nana's Heart Desires setting. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  49. I like the first version. Great block, congratulations on having it in the magazine!thanks for the giveaway chance! blaukat@hickorytech.net

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  50. I like the original Heart's Desire the best. It would make a lovely quilt for a special girl.

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  51. Nana's heart desires is my favourite. Such a great block! Congratulations.

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  52. Thanks for a chance to win :)

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  53. I am a follower through bloglovin'.

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  54. I love the scrappy hearts desire cuz I could use some old bits up! Thanks

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  55. Carole M.
    Great block for making Valentine themed runners & quilts.

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  56. I really enjoyed the Texas setting - seeing the hearts NOT in pink and red really helped make them pop!

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  57. My favorite setting was the Nana's Heart Desires. Congrats on making it into the book and thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!
    utahoosier at yahoo dot com

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  58. I like the first setting, "Nana's Heart Desires", I can see it made from a fat quarter pack of a Valentines Day fabric collection. Thanks for the give away!

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  59. Hi I love them all, but I choose My Heart Blogs for you. Thanks you the giveaway, Congrats on your block.

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  60. Congrats for getting published - I love your block and my favorite setting is Nana's Heart Desires - although I would most likely do the scrappy one myself! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Texas love affair comes across as the most striking

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  62. I am liking the red and blue version best!

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  63. Texas Love Affair is my favorite.

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  64. WOW! I have to choose? Cant. I loved them all!!! Sharing!

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  65. My favorite was Texas Love Affair. Thank you for doing this giveaway! tyned@hotmail.com

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  66. Being from Texas, I like the Texas Love Affair the best!!

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  67. I like your original quilt the most. I think this would be a great scrap quilt to get my overflowing reds under a little control!

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  68. I like the Texas version best. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. Hi Doris,
    I just love your My heart blogs for you! Great block and congrats on it being in the magazine!
    Happy quilting,
    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

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  70. Hi Doris,
    I just liked you FB!! Thanks for the extra chances to win!
    Happy quilting,
    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

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  71. Hi Doris,
    Just wanted you to know that I shared your blog on FB today. I have some quilting friends on FB so I'm sure they will be quite interested in checking your blog out!
    Happy quilting,
    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

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  72. The scrappy heart's desire
    schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

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  73. I fall in love with the hearts!

    Carla ( Netherlands)

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  74. I just signed up as a follower of your blog on Google blogger... Can't wait to see what you create in the future!
    Happy quilting,
    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

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  75. I had a hard time deciding between the Texas Love Affair and the Scrappy Hearts Desire, but the pinks swayed me! Pink has always been my favorite color.

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  76. I like the red white and blue one!

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  77. I like the scrappy one, since that's what I enjoy making (scrappy quilts), but they were all cute! Congrats on your block making it into the issue---it was worth the wait!

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  78. I like the Texas quilt. No half-hearts.

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  79. My favorite is My Heart blogs for you. Thanks

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  80. Hi! Congratulations! I love your block..hearts is a thing of mine. And I like A Scrappy Heart's Desire but all of your setting are good.

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  81. Congratulations!! I really love the red, white and blue setting.

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  82. I just love hearts and more hearts. Congratulations

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  83. I love the Texas quilt the best! So excited for you and your achievement....since you do some of my quilting! ;)

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  84. I love your block. Congrats for being in Quiltmaker 100. YEAH!!!
    I will do the Nana's Heart Desire, where the solid blocks are I'm putting in family photos, I think of it as the family tree with love.Thank you for the chance to win.

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  85. very fun, like the texas one, reminds me of playing cards. Thanks for the chance!

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  86. I love red and blue hearts on yellow background.

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  87. Scrappy Hearts in pinks. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  88. Follow on bloglovin. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  89. I like the Scrappy Hearts Desire, Nice blog!!!

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  90. I am "scrappy at heart" so love the Scrappy Hearts Desire. Most of the quilts I make are scrappy. Thanks for your blog

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  91. My fvourite setting is My Heart Blogs For You. Congratulations on having your block in the 100 Blocks magazine.
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  92. My favorite is the scappy Hearts setting.

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  93. I like the pink and purple one. Nice work!

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  94. I like the Texas Love Affair block best because the hearts really stand out against the patterned background.

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  95. I like Nana's Hearts Desires.

    senstrings (at) yahoo dot com

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  96. I like the Texas quilt, and I'm sure the recipient of the heart quilt for Valentine's Day just loved it!

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  97. My favorite is the scrappy Heart's Desire!

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  98. I like A Scrappy Heart's Desire best.

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  99. I like the red white and blue one

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  101. Being a Texas girl, I'm drawn to the Texas Love Affair quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  102. I like Nana's Heart's Desire! My two granddaughters call me Nana, so that is appropriate! I have quilts for each month of the year that I rotate on a wall in my kitchen. This would be great for February! Thanks for giving us a chance to win. I had a typo in the first post! Sorry.

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  103. I like the first setting. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.
    hinders.r@gmail.com

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  104. My favorite is the scrappy version.

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  105. The Texas Love Affair makes me think of a playing card

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  106. I think I like Scrappy Hearts Desire best, but also like the original setting.

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  107. I love heart blocks! My favorite is Scrappy Hearts Desire.

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  108. The way your block forms the corner hearts is super. Very creative.

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  109. The fabric/color choice make "nana's" quilt my favorite, I lile how the blocks interlock to expand the heart design. Kathy

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  110. I liked the Texas Love Affair setting the best.

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  111. My favorite is " my heart blogs for you", I love the colors in it, awesome job on all of them :)

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  112. I love Nana's quilt because I'm a Nana too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  113. Gotta love the hearts quilts. The perfect hug for those we love - our Grandchildren especially! Thanks for the chance to win this magazine.

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  114. I love your Texas quilt - where everything is bigger and better!

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  115. I like the Texas setting. I like being able to see each heart distinctly and I love the Texas fabric.

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  116. I liked the Texas Love Affair setting the best.thank you ...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  117. I like the original setting the best (Nana's Heart Desires). It's clever the way you created the secondary heart.

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  118. Scrappy hearts is my favourite. I like blocks that run over into the next one, as it were.

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  119. sweetheart block! the best setting:
    The original quilt "Nana's Heart Desires"

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  120. Texas Love affair is my favorite.. Good job!

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  121. My favorite version is A Scrappy Heart's Desire. Your block is adorable. Congrats! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  122. just browsed through your fb page and 'liked' it!

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  123. I like Nana's Heart Desires the best. The fabric choices and the setting are fabulous. Congrats and thank you for the giveaway.

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  124. I do like your Nana's Hearts Desire the best, though I would probably make it in scrappy blues. "My Heart is Blue without You"

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  125. The Red, White & Blue Texas quilt is my favorite. Thanks.

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  126. I love the last scrappy version best! Fun!

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  127. I'm very traditional, I like the pink and red best. Very clever to get the secondary heart.

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  128. I really like heart quilts! This one is great! I think I like the first quilt setting the best--beautiful fabrics and colors.

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  129. Nana's Heart Desires -- very sweet to look at.

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  130. Texas Love Affair is my favorite. I'm from TX.

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  131. My favorite layout is Nana's hearts Desires. I subscribed to e-mail, liked you on Facebook, shared on same, and am leaving post. I really would like to win copy of Vol 8. Thank you so much.

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  132. I like the original layout. I like your block.

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  133. Hey there, I like your Nanas version and love that you sent it to your granddaughter for Valentines day. I also followed your blog, shared Facebook. Thank you and congrats to you.

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  134. I am a scrappy kinda gal….so that's my vote!

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  135. Being from Dallas, I would have to go with the Texas setting!

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  136. I like the first one, Nana's Heart Desire.

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  137. Nana's Heart's Desire. can't wait to make lone of these. Love how the secondary hearts are formed.

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  138. I liked Texas Love Affair….great block!

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  139. I like the original quilt that went to your girls in Japan. Thanks!

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  140. I like the last quilt. great block.

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  141. Great Block !!thank you for the chance to win

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  142. Grats on having your block in the magazine. I think I prefer Texas Love Affair.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  143. Congratulations for being published! I really like how the corner blocks of Heart's Desire come together to make a secondary pattern, another heart. I make almost everything scrappy, so that's probably how I would make it! My favorite of your settings is the original one that you did, Nana's Heart Desires, for your friend in Japan. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  144. I have liked your Facebook page.

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  145. I am now following your blog via GFC.

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  146. I have also shared this post on my facebook wall.

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  147. I like Texas Love affair too. Thanks for sharing. congrats on being published.

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  148. I like the Texas quilt. The hearts stand out.

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  149. I love the Texas Love Affair layout. Reminds me of a deck of cards, and I know a lot of card players who would love this design. Congrats on your block for Vol. 8.

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  150. Texas Love Affair is my favorite setting. I love it with the red, white and blue. Awesome design.

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  151. My favorite setting is your Texas Love Affair. I follow you on Facebook, thanks for sharing your talent.

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  152. I really like your final quilt- the Scrappy Hearts Desire. But they are all lovely! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks!

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  153. I like all the versions of your quilts and my favorite is A Scrappy Heart's Desire.

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  154. I like your first version the best. Very striking.

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  155. I follow your FaceBook page. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  156. My setting setting is Nana's hearts desire. It just SAYS Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for giving so many versions and congratulations for being chosen.

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  157. I'm a new follower via email. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  158. I like Nana's hearts desire. The black and red is stunning.

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  159. I like Nana's and Texas Love Affair. I love the colors for Nana's and the layout for Texas. this would have come in handy for the Valentine's round robin I participated in this past year.
    thanks-way fun to see so many options!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  160. I can't choose a favorite, I love them all!

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  161. Don't make me choose one, they are all gorgeous.

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  162. Think I like the original the most but they are all nice. Thanks!

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  163. I would have to use this block in a Valentine's Day quilt with the scrappy setting.

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  164. I like the block that has half of a heart the best. I can't imagine having to make 2 quilts. Congrats on getting your block in Vol. 8,

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  165. Secondary patterns are so much fun. My preference is Nana's Heart Desire. The half hearts along the outer edges of the centre act like pieced borders.

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  166. I adore heart quilts of any kind but Texas Love Affair wins my vote!

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  167. I like the original setting. Something about it really caught my attention.

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  168. Great block! How can you go wrong with hearts! They're all great settings but "Nana's Heart Desires" is my favourite. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  169. I'm happy to be a "follower" of your blog!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  170. Congratulations on your winning block, Heart's Desire! My favorite setting is My Heart Blogs For You.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  171. Texas all the way.....These are awesome!

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  172. Nana's Heart Desires is my favorite one:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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