Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My Block for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 14 Blog Tour

Hello and welcome to Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 14 Blog Tour and my block "Nifty Nine Patch".  It's always an exciting time when another volume of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks comes out.  I can't wait to see all the creativity in each and every block.  Imagine my surprise when I saw my block on the cover.  I've been in several issues of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks (five to be exact, but who's counting??), but never on the COVER!!!  Actually I didn't even notice it.  William pointed at it and said, "hey mom, isn't this your block?"  Oh my gosh, it is!!!  This issue will be hitting the news stand this week, so be sure to get your very own copy.

My block came from my love for Nine Patch blocks.  They are my favorite and I'm always trying to think of creative ways to use a nine patch in a block or quilt.


Quiltmaker chose to put it in the foundation section of the blocks.  However, if you're not a fan of paper piecing, you can make it without that technique.  I used the Sashing Star Set of rulers from Marti Michelle to make my spiky star.  The block is block #1352 on page #37  .  The template for the foundation piecing is on page 70.

I also don't like to cut 7/8" sizes of anything so I rounded it up to an even number to make my half square triangles.  I like the extra wiggle room to square mine up.

As usual, I waited until the last minute to make my project for the blog tour.  I wanted to show you what you could do with just one block.  That won't take much time...  and it didn't.  It makes a great wall hanging or table topper!



Here are a few other ideas for layouts for the block.

No sashing....


With Sashing and cornerstones...


A Christmas version...


Or a girly version...


Play with the colors and have fun with the possibilities!  

And now for the best part... the giveaway.  Leave me a comment and tell me if you've ever made any blocks from any of the issues of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  One lucky winner will be receiving all 100 patterns in their very own issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 14.  Will it be you?   

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can see other designers and links to their blocks today on Quiltmaker's blog Quilty Pleasures.  Hop on over and check it out.  






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143 comments

  1. Congratulations on having your block included in Quiltmaker's 100 and being on the cover this year! Awesome! I love civil war fabrics so your block caught my eye right away ;-D What a difference fabric colors make. Thanks for showing different layouts. I have made a few blocks from past issues and I already know I'm adding to my to-do list after this hop, hehe. I really enjoy seeing all the talent!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Great block! No, I have not yet made any blocks from Quiltmaker's 100 blocks, but with this season I have seen several that I would like to make.

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  3. I have made several blocks from the issues, I try to make at least one from each volume. I really like your nine patch. Nine patch is my favorite block.

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  4. Your block is delightful, Doris, and has so much potential. Good job! I've only made a couple of blocks from back issues, but I love leafing through the pages over and over again for inspiration. Enjoy your day!

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  5. I have several blocks I'm planning on making but have not started them yet. I really like what you have done with your nine patch, stars are a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. yes I have make a block from one of the volumes 100 issues. I love quiltmaker 100 block volumes Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Yes, I've used several blocks for smaller projects.

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  8. Love your block and especially the mini, so sweet! I have made several blocks from different issues and still lots on my to do list, lol!

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  9. Your nine patch block is beautiful. I have also been a fan of nine patch blocks and the different ways to use them. I have made about four blocks from back issues of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  10. Great block--I always love stars! I've made several blocks from the 100 blocks issues, and have more that I want to make!! Love all the great ideas in these magazines!

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  11. Love your 9 patch block! I have every issue of 100 Block magazines but haven't made any blocks. There are a lot that I want to make. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  12. Your table top version of your block is very nice. I have made blocks from the 100 block issues, and will make many more.

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  13. Love your block. I have made several blocks from 100 blocks magazines.

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  14. Congratulations on being a covergirl. I made the rudolph looking deer from one of the issues.

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  15. Doris, I sure have, I even made a quilt from one of the block patterns. I purchased the 1000 quilt block book

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  16. I have made blocks from the magazines, they're a wonderful place to get ideas.

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  17. Love this nine-patch block. You are very talented!

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  18. I haven't made any of these blocks yet, but hope to soon.

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  19. No, ihaven't made a block from the magazine. I have got allot of inspiration from all the blocks I've seen. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  20. I usually buy the 100 block magazine because it DOES have a lot of great ideas in it. To be honest, I love the contest part because I find all sorts of neat blogs to follow as well. Yours is wonderful! Love your tutorial Tuesdays!! Have a great day!

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  21. So glad you have anonymous so Ivan comment on your site. I like your block
    My email address is anna626297@yahoo.ca
    Thank you Anna

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  22. Beautiful block! I really like it in the mini quilt.

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  23. Great block! Looks like a whole new block on point!

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  24. I haven't yet made a block from a previous volume I'm shamed to say....

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  25. Doris, I absolutely LOVE your block. Nine patches are one of my favorites because I like scrappy and this one works so well. Thank you for the giveaway. I have made a block from the magazine.

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  26. I never used this book before, but love to find out how it is.

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  27. I have made a few blocks from previous books. They are fun to play with and provide a lot of inspiration. Thank you for sharing. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  28. I have made quite a few - love this publication for great inspiration.

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  29. I haven't yet made a block; but with so many great ideas waiting for me, I'm sure I will.

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  30. I have not yet made a block from the magazine.

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  31. I`ve never made a block from this magazine.

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  32. I haven't made a block from one of these volumes yet. However, I am planning to do a personal challenge for 2017 where I make a block from each volume. I am hoping that by the end of the year 2017, I will have made two from each volume. We shall see!

    Congrats!

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  33. I have made a few of the blocks. Your block looks great in your table topper.

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  34. Love your block. Very versatile. I have made 3 blocks from previous magazines but I have done nothing with them. They are lone blocks sitting somewhere.

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  35. Yep... I have made a few and set them aside so that I will eventully have a sampler quilt from different issues.

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  36. I haven't made any of the blocks yet, but have everything ready to start a project using a Bonnie Hunter block.

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  37. Lovely block. Yes, I've made quite a few of the blocks from the 100 Blocks magazines.

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  38. I have Volume 12 but I have not sewn a block yet. I am going to locate it amongst my quilt magazines and look through it. I like paper piecing and this block is one I would like to try, too. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  39. I have made quite a few blocks from 100 Blocks. I have all but 1 issue. As soon as I get a new one I go thru it & mark all the cute animal blocks. Then I set out to make the ones I like best for my hallway which is a menagerie of animal minis!

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  40. I have made many blocks from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. With such a wide variety of blocks there is something for all types of projects. It is one of my favorite quilt magazines and I have all the previous issues.

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  41. I don't have any blocks, but would love a magazine to start one.

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  42. congratulations. your block is wonderful. I have made a few into gifts.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  43. I've made a couple blocks from this magazine. I love your block and find it so interesting how it looks completely different when placed on point.

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  44. i haven't made any yet, but i do plan to.

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  45. I have 2 of these Quiltmaker's previous editions and really enjoy the inspiration. I have made one block from each edition so far, but plan on many more by looking at all the bookmarks I've added!

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  46. I only have one previous edition of the 100 blocks and a ton of good intentions. Great looking block. Thank you for showing variations.

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  47. I have several patterns bookmarked. I have Pam Kitty Morning's block on my sewing table right now.

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  48. I have not yet made one of the blocks, but I find them to be so inspiring. I have a few book marked to work on after the first of the year.

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  49. I have many of the 100 block issues, but have never actually used them. Someday...

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  50. I have made several blocks from these magazines. I love having all of these unique blocks for samplers and swaps. Congratulations on being on the cover!

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  51. Not really but I have gotten lots of inspiration

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  52. Yes! I have made blocks....I love this magazine. (and I also love seeing all the different designers)

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  53. I've made some blocks from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks issues. i always look forward to new ones.

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  54. I've made lots over the years. Love your block.

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  55. No I don't. I have one copy , vol.12, but living in the Netherlands makes it hard, you can't buy them here. I was visiting Texas that year and very happy to find the Issue! Love all the different blocks, for every one is something that they love. Your block is great. Thanks for the chance

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  56. I haven't yet but have several on my bucket list. Been busy making grandbaby quilts and stuffies for Christmas the last few years.

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  57. No, I haven't made a block from the magazines yet.

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  58. Yes, I have made a block from the magazine!

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  59. Love your block and that fact that you can make it 2 ways--
    Yes I have done blocks in past issues--in fact I am working on 2 different Christmas gifts-using 2 different blocks in back issues as wall hangings for 2 friends--still looking for a 3rd one for a gift--
    love and laughter, di

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  60. You picked one of my favorite stars and made a great block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. I have not made any yet - and that is just ridiculous, isn't it? I have almost every issue, and a block a day might be a good project for 2017...

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  63. Actually, I never have made a block from any of the "100 Blocks" books. Just never got around to it, even though so many are appealing--like this one. Your color examples are fun, but I like the way the original block de-emphasizes the star element best.

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  64. I keep thinking I will make a block, but I have so many other projects I'm working on, I have not actually made a block. (celiaambrose@hotmail.com)

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  65. I often use the "100 Blocks" magazines when I need to find a block for a sampler quilt. The 100 blocks magazines are like an encyclopedia that just keeps growing.

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  66. I have often used Blocks from the "100 Blocks" magazines. They can be inspiration.
    prycek@mymts.net

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  67. Congratulations!!
    I haven't made any blocks yet!

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  68. I have made quite a few in the past. Always good ideas.

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  69. Love the nine patch in the center of your block. Yes, I have made blocks from previous editions.

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  70. I haven't, but I have a copy of the 1,000 blocks book from the library and I'm planning to make several blocks for a sampler quilt.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  71. I'm sorry to say I haven't made any of the blocks from the library. But I certainly do love looking at them!

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  72. I have made a couple quilts using blocks from the magazine. Love the magazine and the tours!

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  73. I've tried out a couple of the blocks but not a whole quilt yet. Thank you. I love your block. It looks good on it's own and in a whole quilt. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  74. I have never made a quilt from blocks. But I sure will do

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  75. Enlarging the block would make a wonder table topper or 4 of them would be a nifty baby quilt.

    I've used single blocks from past issues as isolette quilts for the NIC unit.
    kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  76. I've used a couple blocks but sometimes it is the ideas that they inspire in my own work! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I know I used at least one block to make a baby quilt. I have made others as well, although the number of blocks has gotten so big that I don't recall exactly which blocks I've tried. I love these magazines because they are so full of creativity and inspiration!

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  78. To be honest, no I have not, even though I have almost all of the issues. I have plenty of pages post-it-note marked. Does that count? Great redo of our faithful 9-patch.

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  79. Yes,I have incorporated the blocks into quilts thru the years. And I see some I can use from this year's entries, good job. Kathy in colo repzjratplainsdotnet

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  80. I don't actually know... I've certainly dreamed up a lot of quilts with the blocks, but if I have made one, I think it was only for block swaps and not a whole quilt. Glad to know there is a way to do your block w/o foundations.

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  81. Yes, I have made some of the blocks from 100 blocks magazine. They fit perfectly on my little 12" quilt hanger. Love your block. I have the TriRecs templates and enjoy having an opportunity to use them. Your fabric choice is great too!

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  82. I made a sampler Christmas quilt using block patterns from the first issue of 100Blocks!

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  83. What a beautiful block and paper pieced at that! My favorite kind of block to make. Your choice of fabrics is wonderful. I have made blocks from the first 10 100 Block magazine. I have to admit that my early issues are quite worn and I have written in them when I made the blocks. It is so much fun to sew up a new block and share it with others. I just hope that the 100 Block magazine will go on and on.

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  84. I haven't made any of the blocks from 100 blocks.

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  85. I have collected most of the 100 Block magazines, but have yet to make a block. Great inspiration and pleasure!

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  86. Yes I have used several block from the magazines.. thanks for yours!!
    drhodes9@cox.net

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  87. I love would be cool in older fabrics like the Browns you used.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  88. I love would be cool in older fabrics like the Browns you used.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  89. Cool Block!! Congratulations on being in magazine! Has to be soooo Exciting!! :)

    I have not made a block from the magazine..yet! :D Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!! :)

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  90. I love would be cool in older fabrics like the Browns you used.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  91. I have made a few of the blocks for different totes or small wall hangings. Haven't made one of the quilts yet though. Looking forward to that.

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  92. I made a quilt for my granddaughter using 5 or 6 blocks from several issues!

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  93. Not yet, but I hope to make some of the blocks in the future. Thanks for sharing your nine-patch inspired block.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  94. Hi, yes, I've made blocks from past issues, but I couldn't tell you which ones right now, since I've made so many blocks over the years. But I love the 100 block issues.

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  95. Yes, I used 100 Block magazines to pick out blocks for a sampler quilt I made. That was so much fun.
    remills at amtelecom dot net

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  96. Great block. I've used a couple of blocks from past issues. Thanks.

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  97. No, I never have. Would love to win this book so I could try a favorite!

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  98. I haven't made any blocks from past issues yet, but I hope to.

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  99. I made Bonnie Hunter's block from Vol 13. The blocks in these magazines provide much inspiration.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  100. Oh yes, QMs 100's are like an idea catalog!

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  101. Lovely block! Yes, I have made a few. Don't remember what volume they were from though.

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  102. Yes, I have made them for baby quilts and for an ottoman cover for my living room.

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  103. I only have a couple past issues of the magazine and I have made some of the blocks.

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  104. I have made some blocks from previous issues! I look forward to this every year! thank you!

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  105. I have used past issues to teach new quilters how to quilt. I let them pick a pieced block to make a small wall hanging. I either make it with them or make it ahead of time to see if there are any "hard parts". All of them have turned out great.

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  106. No ,I have never made any blocks using this magazine. But I am going to. I love your block ,and I love that you round up I don't like cutting 7/8" anything either..lol

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  107. Yes only one so far! I have collected five of these magazines so far and hop to have many more.

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  108. I have made some of the blocks. I love this magazine and look forward to its arrival every issue. I love to make 9 patch blocks and am always on the lookout for new ways to use them - love your block.

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  109. Yes I have made several blocks from several issues of QM 100 Blocks magazine. I look forward to seeing what new had been created every time this magazine comes out.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  110. No, I haven't, but I love many of the blocks I've seen. I'd love to win a copy of QM 100 Blocks!

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  111. No, I haven't, but I love many of the blocks I've seen. I'd love to win a copy of QM 100 Blocks!

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  112. Your block's gorgeous!!!, would love to give it a try, yes I have made some blocks of the magazines :)

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  113. I have made various blocks from previous volumes and find them great for inspiration pjrquilter (at) MSN (DOT) COM

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  114. Welcome back to Texas, and your own block in the issue 14. I made an Ohio star when I first picked it out of an issue, for a red white and blue soldier quilt,

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  115. I have not made any blocks from QM 100 Blocks. I have seen some from this issue that I'd like to try!

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  116. I haven't tried any blocks from Quiltmaker 100 Blocks yet! I plan to try some soon.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  117. Not yet, but I've got many on my to do list!

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  118. I see some tempting block ideas to make up in a quilt but haven't tried them yet.

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  119. No, I have never made a block from the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks yet. But, many nice designs!

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  120. No I haven't made any blocks from the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks.

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  121. Yes, I have but it's been a while. Time to do more.

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  122. I have made a couple of applique blocks from past editions and one pieced block. I love seeing all the new blocks from designers. Thank you for participating!

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  123. Although I have boughten a couple of the 100 blocks magazine, I don't think I have made any blocks from them..

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  124. I am fairly new to quilting and just finding all these wonderful blogs, websites and books. 100 Blocks is new to me but what a great resource. Would love to make some bocks in the future, are the books available in the UK? Angela

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  125. I have made blocks from the 100 blocks books and I also like the magazines they make of quilts using the 100 blocks.

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  126. I have some blocks from some of the issues.

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  127. This summer I made a block from Volume 12 for a Christmas challenge with my state Guild.

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  128. This summer I made a block from Volume 12 for a Christmas challenge with my state Guild.

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  129. Yes, I have made two blocks from earlier 100 blocks issues. One was named something like Cherry Fizz or explosion and The other was Triangle something.

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  130. I have made several blocks from prior issues.

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  131. I have not made any of the blocks so far but plan to eventually.

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  132. I've done several blocks. I used to have quite a number of quilt magazines, but I've shared them away over the years. THe 100 blocks series are the only ones I keep now, and use them often (dog-earred and wrinkled).!! Congrats on your block! Love it!

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  133. Your block looks like it's dancing! I've yet to make a block from the 100 blocks, but hope to soon

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  134. I have yet to make any blocks from any of the 100 Blocks. Hoping to give some a try this year.

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  135. oh my stars-I just love stars! I love all your color variations options. And you can never go wrong with patriotic colors and stars! congrats and nice to meet you!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)hotmail(dot)com

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  136. Yes, I have but I don't remember which one it was. :(

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  137. No, I have never made a block! I think it is time that I do! I love your block and all the variations you shared!

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  138. No I've never made a block from this magazine before

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  139. I actually haven't made a block from this book before.

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  140. I have enjoy seeing the different color layouts! I have several copies of the 100 blocks magazine and have made a few blocks picked specifically for a seasonal wall hanging for my granddaughter

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  141. I have not made a block from any of the magazines, but I enjoy looking at them.

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