Monday, April 28, 2014

QUILTMAKER'S 100 BLOCKS VOLUME 9

Welcome to Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 Blog Tour.  I'm so excited to be able to share with you my block.  This is my second time to be featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and it is such an honor.  My block this time is scrappy in nature.  You see, I recently took a class from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville's Quips and Snips.  It was called Strip Twist.  I'm now obsessed with scrappy.  Not that I've made any scrappy quilts with my newly inspired knowledge.  But my creative wheels started turning after the class and I designed this block.


Here is my block in red, white, and blue that was submitted for the magazine.  Those of you who know me knew I'd have to do it in that color combo.

However, here's another color option that's just as fun.  It's bright, and fun, and happy!  I called it my Top Secret Quilt.  It's always so hard to keep the block a secret before it comes out in the magazine.  I used some fabrics from Blank Quilting's line called A Sewing Kit.




It looks like my label it crooked but it really isn't.... I don't think.... I think it's just the photographer.  She needs to learn to take better pictures (wink, wink)!!

Quiltmaker shows my block as a foundation pieced block but when I made the blocks, I didn't use the foundation pieced method.  I sewed my strips together in 2 different color sets and then used the "stitch and flip" method to make the flying geese.  Either will work, it just whatever your preference is.  

By using the stitch and flip method, you will have extra that you cut off.  I saved those pieces and made half square triangles out of them.  I intended to show you my project using them but life got in the way.  I have a son who is a senior this year and plays on the golf team.   Needless to say, things are a bit hectic with his schedule and up and coming graduation right now.  You'll have to check back the first part of June (after graduation) to see what I did with them.

So.... How will you make your block?  What color option will you use?  Do you like to use fun, novelty prints in your quits?  Which method will you use to piece it together?

The editors of Quiltmaker are giving away a free issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 to one lucky winner.  Be sure to leave me a comment and tell me if you like to make quilts with fun, novelty type prints of if you're a more traditional kind of quilter!  Make sure you're not a "no-reply blogger".  I can't give you the magazine if I can't contact you.  After you leave me your sweet comment, hop on over to Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures Blog and see the others participating in the blog tour.

Be sure and come back for the Perfect Picnic Blog Hop coming May 23rd thru June 9th.


It's sure to involve a picnic quilt, a picnic basket, a picnic menu, fun picnic activities, and a picnic date with someone special.  

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221 comments

  1. I like novelty prints sometimes but mostly I use traditional or Batiks. Love your block.

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  2. I´m also big fan of Bonnie Hunter and her scrappy style. Your block could be done in scrappy way, I love turquoise, yellow, brown and light mix.

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  3. I would use some of my red, white & blue stash to make your block.

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  4. I don't typically use too many novelty prints, but the funny thing is that my sweetheart loves them--I can almost guarantee that if we go anywhere near a quilt shop, he'll immediately point out the fabric with some kind of "theme". Not what someone would expect if they met him or know him well, but it's true.

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  5. I'm definitely a traditional gal but i do love adding a little punch of contemporary every so often. Melissa adyldrop@yahoo.com

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  6. I use all prints that come my way (not always in the same quilt, though).
    A scrappy variation of your block would look good.

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  7. You block is very cute. I love scrappy quilts and also Bonnie Hunter. I have a lot of novelty prints so I think I would like to try your block with some of them.
    Thank you for the chance to win
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  8. I enjoy making quilts with novelty prints (got a big bin full waiting their turn), but I also like more traditional quilts too. Love your block - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. I have done both, however my label would be more traditional. Your block looks snappy in both fabrics. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity!

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  10. I am a scrap quilter who is learning to use color to my advantage instead of just throwing everything in the pot and sewing it together-I have been following Bonnie Hunter for almost 2 years now and my quilts are looking more cohesive. Took me a bit of figure out how this block was made, but got it now! Love it!

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  11. I like you block and love the quilt. I'm both a novelty print quilter and a traditional quilter. I use whatever the occasion calls for.

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  12. I really like your block! Thanks for sharing! I usually use traditional fabrics but do enjoy a novelty print now and then.

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  13. Thank you for the chance to win, I love the block. It's simple, but has such an impact, especially with the novelty prints. I used to be more of a traditionalist, but with all the fun fabrics out there and 10 grands, I've found myself leaning towards the fun, scrappy quilts.

    Debi Horne
    debihorne54@yahoo.com

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  14. I love the block in black, pink, and blue! Very striking!

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  15. Congrats on your block being published. I love this block, looks like a real challenge. I think that I am a very traditional type person when it comes to piecing a block, but quilting a blanket is a very different thing.....I can get very creative. Tonja W - sewingqueen16@yahoo.com

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  16. Yes, I love to make quilts with novelty prints. I make a lot of scrappy quilts and adding novelty prints makes the quilt more interesting -- you never know what little surprise you might find hidden in all those pieces! I love your block, and find it interesting how the pinwheels jump out in the one made with black but not so much with the other colorway. Blocks that can take on different looks are always winners in my book.

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  17. I really like both! Traditional, novelty, modern - everything really.

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  18. I love traditional and scrappy most

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  19. I like rotary cut piecing best, but I also paper piece

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  20. I like it all - sort of a recycling of designs, colors and fabrics. I have read and heard the saying 'everything old is new again' and I think that is really true about quilting.

    But I would never want to return to the cardboard templates and scissors era. Give me the modern tools please and thank you.

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  21. I am mostly of a traditional quilter, although I have ventured into a little bit of modern. I just spent the past 3 weeks taming my scraps. So now I have organized scraps already for a project. Your's looks perfect for my scraps.
    Thanks for a chance to win

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  22. I'm mostly a traditional quilter. I also follow Bonnie Hunter and need to do some taming of my scraps.

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  23. Love the block. I too am a fan of Bonnie Hunter but I am always open to try new things. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  24. I am definitely a traditional quilter, but I totally appreciate the bright prints. I love to make the bright prints for the kids at David's House - a local hospital where very sick kids can stay with their families while receiveing treatment. Everyone goes home with a quilt! Thanks so much

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  25. I like both novelty and traditional quilt fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. Definitely a traditional quilter though my last two quilts have been more in the novelty area ... fun to "stretch your legs" once and awhile!

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  27. I have some fun retro/beach fabric which would be great in this quilt block. I would use the strip piecing since I am not skilled at paper piecing. Cindy

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  28. I love the novelty prints, particularly themed for children.

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  29. I am drawn to the novelty prints, so always love to find blocks that work well with them.

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  30. Great block design. I love all kinds of strippy quilts so this would be a good one to try.

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  31. I love Bonnie's quilts, too. She is so inspiring. I tend to use traditional fabrics. If I'm working on a baby quilt, I may use children themed novelty fabrics.

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  32. I am a traditional quilter, but I do like to use novelty prints as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I am definitely a traditional quilter, but I prefer to use solids. Thanks!

    dbelliott at outlook dot com

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  34. I'd say I am probably more traditional, but I do like to use novelty prints as well. Just bought some bacon fabric for a pillowcase for my son. Shhh! don't tell.

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  35. I sometimes choose novelty for holiday items or boys quilts, but generally choose the more blended options.

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  36. congrats, I love your block. I really love to make quilts with fun, happy, bright fabrics. And of course it must be just right for that some one special. Thanks for the give a way. quilting(dash)lady(at)comcast(dot)net

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  37. I used novelty fabrics in my Hexy Pelt charm quilt (each hexy had to be different), and I hope to make an "I-spy" quilt someday!

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  38. Well, I wouldn't say I'm a traditional type of quilter, but I do like to use traditional type of fabrics. I"m not into the novelty fabrics unless there's a specific purpose in mind (like for a friend, who say, loves wine.) In any case, congrats on getting your block and quilt into the publication. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  39. Doris, your block is really cool. I love the fabric you used for it too!

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  40. I like to use the more subdued traditional prints, but do love to look at the novelty or scrappy ones.Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. Nice block, thanks for the chance to win

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  42. Congratulations on your publishment ! Have you heard about your quilt show ribbons...Ms Early Mayors award ? Fun/novelty-traditional ? I'm kind of like the song...I'm a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.

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  43. Wow I am more of a traditional quilter. I love novelty prints but find it hard to figure out how to really use them in a pieced quilt

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  44. I like to do both. For me I make traditional and primitive style but I love making fun quilts for others and charity.

    Debbie

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  45. I really like your block, I want to try it! While I like some novelty fabrics, I am no designer so have trouble using them properly.

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  46. I would love to see it in soft florals and I do like novelty prints for kid quilts.

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  47. I like more traditional blocks. Not a huge fan of novelty fabrics.

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  48. Traditional piecing is my favorite technique! I love novelty prints in bright, happy colors, and I love using fabrics from mu stash anytime I can!

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  49. I really like your quilt. The bright colors draw me in to admire. I do not have any preference in fabric. Any cotton will make a beautiful quilt. It might take a lot of thinking but they always are beautiful.

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  50. I use traditional fabrics in bright colors.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  51. Thank you for offering the giveaway. Nice block!

    I go through phases of wanting to use fun novelties or more traditional fabrics & piecing.

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  52. I prefer rotary cut patterns done in blues/lavenders and showcase novelty prints in the attic window design. rozz01@cox.net

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  53. I've always loved the flying geese block and this is a great variation on it. I, too love Bonnie Hunter and follow her. I tend to use more traditional fabrics in my piecing. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Congratulations on your published quilt block. I love novelty prints, using them for small childrens quilt donations.

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  55. I would pull some blue,green and purple from my stash and use stitch and flip method (I use scraps for other projects) thx for chance to win!

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  56. I'm a very traditional type of quilter. I love solids, tone-on-tone prints, and marble blenders. I save novelties for large spaces like block centers and borders. The most novelty I have used is firefighter fabric, of course, since my hubby is a firefighter and we have three little boys.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. Since we have 6 great grandchildren, I love using novelty fabrics in the quilting I do for them, and colorful, more traditional fabrics for the rest of the family. You should be very proud of the fact that you have been published once again.

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  58. That is a great block! I think I love everythin scrappy!

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  59. What a great block. Love the bright colors in your quilt. I love scrappy, but then I have a few special pieces of fabric just waiting for that right pattern to come along! ;-)

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  60. novelty prints all the way... i can't seem to get away from them. thnx so much for the giveaway!

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  61. I love the quilt you made! I like novelty prints, and do buy them, but am always looking for ways to use them. Thanks for a great idea.

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  62. What an interesting block! I use both novelty and traditional fabrics in my quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bhometchko@hotmail.com

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  63. I like making quilts with novelty type fabrics and traditional fabrics. A lot depends on the design of the quilt and who it is for.

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  64. I like making all types of quilts. Depends on what and whom its being made for. I do a lot of wallhangings

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  65. The scrappy look adds so much interest! and I love to find more ways to use my novelty fabrics :-)

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  66. The answer to your question is "yes"! ;-> I love traditional fabrics, but novelty fabrics have a definite place in my stash. I think you just have to know when to use them.

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  67. What a fun block! Congrats on being published - again! I love novelty fabrics and lots of color. Thanks for the chance to win. Debby E :)
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  68. Novelties are fun - but sometimes a challenge as they can take over... or become outdated to the recipient quickly. I often use them for pillowcases though.

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  69. Great block!
    I lvoe modern prints!

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  70. I am using up scraps too. Love brights and have finished 4 of Bonnie Hunter's patterns.

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  71. I like using scraps and especially like small flower prints. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful block. I always like to see the foundation pieced blocks so look forward to making yours.

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  72. I'm a scrapper. Bonnie Hunter is a quilter goddess. I hope you learn to love scrap quilting as an option too. I would love to use batiks for scrapping but I don't have enough of them yet. Thanks for the design. It is very workable.

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  73. I love using novelty prints and nice bright colors, you're quilt is wonderful!

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  74. I love some novelty prints, such as animals or the Christmas characters. But I also love florals.

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  75. I tend to lean toward civil war prints, just love the richness of the colors. I also like seasonal prints too.

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  76. I am probably mostly a scrap quilter, I collect other people's scraps even. But I love batiks too and work with those a lot.

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  77. I just love any kind of fabric to make blocks....grin.

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  78. I Like batik Fabric, bit I am nog afraid tot use novelty prints. They van give a little bit of extra on tour quilt

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  79. I love to make I Spy quilts....I've made 2 for my grandson, one for my kids, one for my mom......so yes, I love novelty prints!
    oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

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  80. I really love your block and your quilt in different colors. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  81. Novelty fabrics for kids and then I just use fabrics from my stash, but I love the new fabrics. Thanks.

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  82. I am quite sure that I have more novelty prints in my stash than anything else :)
    They make me very happy. I just adore that Sewing Kit fabric you used in your quilt...must buy some

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  83. Great block, love how it makes up into a quilt. When I look at my stash I have everything from novelty to reproduction,to geometrics to bold prints. I just love fabric!

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  84. I am a traditional quilter. I love all the bright new fabrics however.

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  85. I have lots of novelty fabrics, but I tend to mix everything together!

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  86. Congratulations! I love your Top Secret quilt and block! I use mostly traditional fabrics but I also like novelty fabrics that have a vintage them to them. Thank your for sharing.

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  87. I do use lots of novelty fabrics at times and i also like to do traditional quilting as well thank You for the hard work and time that goes into making this give away

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  88. I'm a traditional quilter, mainly, but I do love to play with different fabrics.

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  89. Novelty fabric can be fun to play with and interesting results Paper piecing is something I enjoy doing lately so I can't wait to combine them in your pattern btw love the color on your wall paper

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  90. I love scrappy quilts and love red/white/blue fabrics - novelty or traditional are great.

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  91. I love using the fun novelty prints. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  92. Nice block! I'd probably paper piece it to keep the points ... well, pointy. : )
    I like very bright colors and lean towards single color large prints, geometrics, large florals & solid fabrics. I like novelty fabrics as long as they aren't exclusively for babies or basically constitute advertising (I'm looking at you, Disney/Pixar/etc!).
    Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

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  93. I like both scrappy quilts and novelty prints--just made a baby quilt out of Dr. Seuss fabrics, and am working on a few scrappy quilts as well. Fun block! Looking forward to seeing what you did with the bonus triangles!

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  94. I use novelty prints for kids and really "fun" projects but use tradional fabrics most of the time. Thanks for your ideas!

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  95. This is a fun blog tour, thanks for putting my name in the drawing. I like using blender fabrics with my blocks. I like the sew and flip method best.
    jenellejb at aol dot com

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  96. debbie-landry@hotmail.comApril 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! I love novelty prints and usually like doing smaller projects like baby quilts etc. although I'm almost finished a queen size quilt for my son and daughter-in-laws first anniversary.

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  97. I like both novelty and traditional. I'm also a fan and follower of Bonnie Hunter. She is a great inspiration.

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  98. Congrats on being published - again! Bonnie Hunter is a triip isn't she? Being a foodie, I always try to incoporate a little food novelty print in my quilts. Currently underway is an orchid/purple/white/yellow into which is sewn pieces of eggplant fabric. I use the flip n sew method. Not enough patience for paper piecing! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. I am a quilter that LOVES bold prints and colors. Most of my baby quilts are bright novelties or batiks. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. I love both novelty and traditional print fabrics. Sometimes when you use a novelty fabric its fun to see a little portion peeking out at you. They are awesome in scrappy quilts, every block is a surprise.

    In case I'm a non reply blogger, here is my email:
    m3reyna at gmail dot com

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  101. I like novelty prints when I make quilts for children, but tend towards more traditional prints for adults.

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  102. i love your block, especially in the novelty fabric. i love novelty fabrics. i have quilted for over forty years. all of my quilts are hand pieced, hand quilted, and donated to charity, so i love to make colorful quilts to lift the spirits of the receipentants. thank you for sharing. babscorbitt@gmail.vom

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  103. I love the block. I am loving Bonnie Hunter's scrappy quilts too. I love novelty fabrics for quilts, they just make it so much more interesting. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

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  104. I've been a traditional quilter, but I see novelty fabrics in my future. Loved both interpretations of your quilt block.

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  105. I'm more of a traditionalist, but I'm learning . . . !

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  106. I like to use novelty prints for children's quilts. For myself I like to use traditional prints. I love the sewing themed fabric you used in your quilt.
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  107. I like both traditional and novelty fabrics so if I like the fabric I will buy it to use in a quilt and really have no preference for one over the other.

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  108. I would make this block your way. Love getting those bonus HSTs! And I use any fabric I'm lucky enough to own :)

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  109. I've always been pretty conservative as a quilter but a fun block like this might help me be more adventurous!
    sly8387@bellsouth.net

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  110. I love using fun, novelty fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  111. I go either way, depending on the pattern, the recipient, my mood, the season..... you know all the variables us quilters face......

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  112. I like novelty prints. What I use depends on the project and the recipient.

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  113. I'm a fairly traditional quilter but I also love to use novelty fabrics in my projects. Congratulations on having your block in Issue No. 9.
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  114. I really enjoy working with novelty prints and fabrics as well as traditional types of quilts. I can't seem to decide which I enjoy more - I even really like the modern quilt designs that quilters are coming up with. I guess you could say that I really love all type of quilts!! LOL Thanks for the giveaway!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  115. I usually do not use novelty prints in my quilts, but I use them often in potholders that I give to friends.

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  116. Such a fun block! I love to make scrappy quilts using 1800's reproduction fabrics, but I do occasionally use novelties too.

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  117. I do a lot of kids quilts and always use novelty prints usually in bright, primary colors. I'm also a Bonnie Hunter fan although I haven't been able to take a class with her yet. I'm really getting into the scrappy quilt groove. Great block.

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  118. I like bright colors and floral or novelty prints. I am just not a fan of the Civil War prints or anything in subdued (read: bland) colors. I guess I like to stick out in a crowd, that's why I wear bright red glasses! Thanks for the give away!

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  119. I like to use novelty prints when making quilts for kids. Love your block! Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine!!! Totally awesome!

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  120. I'm a traditional quilter and mostly stick to soft pastels. However... I have been known to get out of the box and make something a bit wild for the grandkids' quilts.

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  121. I like bright colors, I think that it works well with your block! Thanks for the chance!

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  122. I like modern loud colors. Traditional is so ordinary...it bores me!

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  123. I love the brighter, more modern fabrics, but somehow I gravitate towards the more traditional.

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  124. Love your block. I'm a fan of red, white and black and think your block using those colors would look great. I like using novelty fabrics as well as solids, and prints. Congratulations on being chosen for Vol. 9. What an honor.

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  125. Congrats on being featured! Nice block. I have been a traditional style quilter but have stepped outside of my box and done a few modern patterns using some pretty wild fabrics in the last year.

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  126. I will definately be back to see what you will do with the scraps. That is something I am trying to do to clean up piles! I would like to do your block using red, white and black!

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  127. I really like your block and can't wait to see what you have done with the scrap!

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  128. I do love fun novelty prints. It seems I can't get enough in my stash....just love what you've done with this block!

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  129. I will use no print fabrics for a modern look, thank you .martamanole@yahoo.com

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  130. I make both kinds of quilts. I like the scrapy, or themed, but I love the traditional quilts. I love your block.

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  131. I tend to do more traditional designs but in scrappy style instead of controlled colors.

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  132. I love the modern look and the scrappy look! :)

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  133. I am most definately a scrappy quilter and I like modern fabrics and novelty prints. I love both colorways of your block and your quilt. This one is on my to do list. I would prefer the flip method. Hopefully both methods are illustrated in the magazine.

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  134. I like all kinds of quilting. I prefer applique but am adventurous and try lot of different techniques.

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  135. I am more of a traditional quilter but I am starting to love some more of the modern quilts! thanks!

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  136. I would use the foundation method as my geese aren't always very good. You pattern is great!

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  137. I forgot to check the notify me box so that I can win!!!

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  138. I think my style is a bit eclectic. Some days I love 30's, other days earthy, love brights, & lately I am a scrappy girl! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  139. I love using novelty prints in quilts. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. Congratulations on having a great block in this issue.

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  140. I am really a traditional quilter; but have to admit that I really like your bright colors in the quilt you made using your block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  141. I like using novelty prints when quilting for my children, but I also like quits with more traditional fabric choices for myself. Who the quilt is for determines what I use to make the quilt mostly. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  142. I am, probably, more of a traditional quilter, but this could be sweet used in a baby quilt with some baby-themed novelty fabrics.

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  143. I would love to see this block in red white and blue, and I would try to strip piece and not foundation piece it.

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  144. I like to use both traditional and novelty fabrics. It is fun to mix. Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway.

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  145. I probably don't use much novelty fabric at all. I tend to go with the traditional.

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  146. I think this would be wonderful in novelty prints. I like your bright quilt. schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

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  147. Honestly, I like to do both! :-)

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  148. Fabulous block! I tend to lean toward more traditional quilting but I do have "moods" that strike & do something quite out of my element! But that's the fun of it all isn't it?!
    Thanks for a chance at the give-away.
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  149. I have a difficult time using novelty fabric. I have been doing a lot of scappier quilts this year due to illness which has left me unemployed. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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  150. have a couple of novelties, but prefer batiks ( if I can efford them )

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  151. What a happy quilt in the pink an dblue. I tend to gravitate towards fall colours...gold brown, & green.

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  152. Love the sew fabrics. Haven't seen them in a store yet! I do use novelty prints for some of my quilts especially for kids. antiques@eoni.com

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  153. I guess I'm more traditional because I haven't used many novelty prints, but I do like fabrics with a more modern look to them.

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  154. I'm typically traditional,but I will use novelty prints on occasion. Love your block!

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  155. I am mostly traditional, but sometimes a novelty print grabs me, and I can't resist. :) Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  156. I'm more traditional and batik oriented when it comes to fabrics. I'll see novelty prints I like but can't picture them in a quilt.

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  157. It's so much fun to find the blocks that everyone makes. The best part is knowing that I can come back to a blog and play some more later.

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  158. I love novelty prints. I have a 6 yr old son who keeps me young at heart and mind, who loves going to fabric store and checking out all the novelty prints :) Congrats on your block!!

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  159. I love Top Secret. I'd also like to try it with batiks.
    Funny that you mentioned a Bonnie Hunter class. I started following her blog after the last 100 blocks issue, and when I saw your block, I thought of her. Nicely done!

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  160. I am also a Bonnie Hunter fan, so my block will be scrappy. Maybe I'll use up some of my green or blue batiks. patwade@cox.net

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  161. I am a scrappy quilter. I like your secret block quilt. I enjoy bright and bold colors.

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  162. I like both traditional and novelty. It kind of depends on what I'm working on. Isn't Bonnie Hunter great? I'm trying to tame my scraps and start her "leader/ender" method. I'd love to see your block in shades of creams, greens and gold/rusts.

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  163. I am eclectic in my fabric choices.

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  164. I like both traditional and novelty fabrics. I've also taken a class with Bonnie H. She is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Vol.9.

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  165. i definitely love novelties. too much fun
    sara

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  166. I love novelty fabrics, but I find them somewhat difficult to use so most of the time I use traditional fabrics.

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  167. My favorite fabric is florals; i think i would try the stitch and flip method first!

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  168. I'm a batik freak so that' what I use most of the time although I do like any fabric with bright cheery colors too.

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  169. I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to my fabric choices.

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  170. Blog-hop tourist here. I love fun and funky prints for a quick graphic kids quilt!

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  171. I love both versions of yur block but especially the R/W/B. Congrats for being published in the new Vol 9!

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  172. I love all fabric... Just give me fabric any fabric!!!:-)

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  173. I just made my husbands Aunts each a set of bingo pot holders!! Can't tell you how thrilled they were! I am finishing up a wall hanging black & orange with Harley Davidson bar & shield logos for my husbands friend

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  174. I like scrappy quilts--and do I have scraps!

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  175. I think I would 30s repro prints to make this! I like novelty prints, but I don't use them a lot. I guess Im more traditional! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  176. I like to make traditional piecing but with fun fabric, especially jewel tones.

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  177. I don't use novelty prints a lot, but they can loo neat fussy cut in a block.

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  178. I simply HAVE to use lots of COLOR in my quilts. Novelty prints? Wonderful, Strips and polka dots, Fabulous! Love your block!

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  179. I am afraid that I am more of a traditional quilter but everyone is always urging me to get out of my box and try more novelty prints. I don't know. I just might have to give them a chance. LOL

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  180. I'm really a traditional kind of quilter, but I have a 5 (almost 6) year old, so I do have my own little stash of novelty prints!

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  181. I tend to stay with more traditional fabric prints but more modern ones are great form bags and pouches.

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  182. I have a tendency to use a lot of green fabrics. I'd have to take look at your method before I made up my mind. I'm a very lazy quilter who was taught by a dressmaker. I inherited some pretty particulars about ironing and straight of grain.

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  183. Generally prefer tones, blends with occasional splashy prints thrown in. thks

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  184. I have some novelty prints I am about to make up. I really don't know what to do with them yet, but the only other one I just did as bordered charms with alternating pinwheels. It did look lovely.

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  185. I am going through a scrappy phase at the moment trying to reduce my stash. Doesnt work of course. Love autumn tones.

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  186. I guess I use traditional fabrics. I like bright fabrics but in traditional fabrics.

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  187. I love to make wall hangings with novelty fabrics. If it's a gift, it's fun to find fabric that goes along with one of their favorite things.

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  188. I have been making most of my quilts out of traditional fabrics, but have been secretly saving up some novelty fabrics. Just waiting until I have enough to make a quilt out of them. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  189. Your block is awesome! I am a newbie and am just learning different techniques. I would love to get some novelty fabric! I would use some turquoise and red !

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  190. Awesome looking block! The other fabric collection you used, "A Sewing Kit" is just gorgeous. I need to find some that fabric possibly. I think I'd like to see what your block might look like using Christmas fabrics, or maybe purple, lime green, and another color, possibly white or black. I'd use the stitch and flip method you used myself. I'll be watching to see what you've done with the extras cut off using that method when you post it.

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  191. Wonderful block and it looks like it wouldn't be too hard to make. I don't usually use novelty prints in quilts except for baby quilts. But I am liking brights a lot more lately and your quilt is so much fun.

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  192. Great block. I am a traditional type of quilter

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  193. I like to mix fun fussy cut fabrics with low volume!

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  194. I agree that this block would be perfect for a scrappy quilt. Then I could use all kinds of fabric. And more is always better, right;)

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  195. Nice block! I am more of a traditional quilter.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

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  196. I like to make traditional blocks with traditional fabrics.

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