Thursday, November 8, 2012

100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Welcome to Applewood Farm. It's so nice to see so many new faces here! It's my turn today to crow about having a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks series. (Check in with Quiltmaker to see all the cool designers taking part in this year's blog tour.)

This is my fourth time to have a block included, and it's still an ego rush to be part of the magazine. My name is on the cover this time, too. Double cool.

I'm amazed at the originality with these blocks. Some are lovely, some are graphic, some are silly, and others are just plain cool. Every issue contains interesting and appealing blocks, which tells me that quilters still have lots to say!



This time it's Little Red Posies from me. I love the polka dots, they are just so happy. For applique artists, perfect circles are just plain showing off. But with three simple ingredients, perfect circles are easy to achieve.
 

Gather up a glue stick, a circle punch (it pays to haunt scrapbooking stores), and a sheet of Wash Away Applique Paper. Well, and some fabric would come in handy about now. The circle punches come in all sorts of sizes from teeny-tiny to honkin' big. I find that I use the 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch sizes the most frequently. The Wash Away paper punches most cleanly through two layers at a time.
 

Press the shiny side of the Wash Away paper to the wrong side of the fabric. The smaller the circle, the narrower the seam allowance needs to be. A heaping eighth inch is all we need for half inch circles, a scant quarter inch will make three-quarter inch circles a snap.  Use the glue stick to turn the seam allowance, voila! perfect circles!
 
Here are just a couple of layout suggestions for our Little Red Posies. Two blocks together make a darling table runner or wall hanging.
 
 
I totally am going to make this. Cut the green border strips at 2 1/2", we can get all four borders out of two strips, cutting a 12 1/2" segment and a 28 1/2" segment from each strip. I cut my bindings at 1 3/4" to 2" wide, we'll need two to three strips for the bindings. Cut the bias stem strips just a couple of inches longer to span from one block to the next to complete the inner circle. Shazam!
 
Isn't this darling? Just four blocks, rotated around the center and it's a nifty little wall hanging or maybe a doll quilt.
 
This is where I tell you to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the latest issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  Since I'm feeling all Christmasy, how about you share your holiday sewing plans?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


172 comments:

  1. We spend our Christmas holidays with parents and I hope it will be enough snow for cross country skiing.

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  2. I haven't gotten much done yet, and I broke my ankle on Saturday. I suspect this will be a pretty quiet holiday season. I may make a bunch of mug rugs--can't imagine not quilting at Christmas.

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  3. Sweet block ... I like both versions.
    My intentions for Christmas sewing is to attack my UFO pile and work on at least 1 wedding quilt.

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  4. I'm making my grandson fabric storage roll-ups that his Matchbox cars & trucks will fit into. So far I've made four using tractor fabric, each roll-up has ten slots.

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  5. What a great block! thanks for the tips on cutting perfect circles!
    I'm sewing aprons for Christmas gifts!
    Thanks!

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  6. I'm finished - yes, said it. But those scraps said use me - so making a few candle mats to have on hand should I need a little 'unexpected' something.

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  7. I've pretty much wrapped up my holiday sewing. For the adults, I made candle mats this year which I'll wrap with a dish and candles. For the young ones, I made pillowcases, which will be accompanied with a story book - age appropriate, of course.

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  8. Anonymous5:31 AM

    I like to use my holiday to make an affo from an Ufo ;-)
    hanke@fijnvandraat.com

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  9. I have several quilt tops that are ready for quilting that I want to give as Christmas gifts. And I hope to make a batch of ornaments for co-workers. Thanks for sharing your lovely block & thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. LOVE your block! Just finished your Ribbon and Blooms and LOVE LOVE LOVE your designs! Holiday sewing plans?? SEW, SEW, SEW!!!!

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  11. For several months now I have been busy sewing lap quilts for Christmas gifts. I get so excited to be able to give beautiful, unique and useful gifts!

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  12. Not much holiday sewing planned at this point, though I want to make a pillow for my mom using a block from Vol. 4 of 100 blocks. Still recovering from Sandy, and now the NorEaster we got hit with yesterday. I love your posies, and your tip on how to make perfect circles! Off to shovel out now!

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  13. Oh your block is so lovely!!! I am going to sew some candleholder stars. Just got the pattern. Just need some time to sew, lol!

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  14. Your block is awesome!!
    Several quilt tops waiting to be finished.I want to give them as gift.Holiday plans?quilting and quilting!!

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  15. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I am in the process of making two quilts, kitchen towels, and skirts for Christmas gifts!

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  16. This is probably the first year in a long time that I haven't made any Christmas gifts but I will be taking time during the holidays to work on my UFO's. I really like your block and hope to make it sometime in the near future. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. A very cute block. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the mag.

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  18. Anonymous8:24 AM

    Love the block and the great ideas for using it. I am making a scrappy lap quilt for my mother this Christmas

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  19. YES that is a darling block! Right now I am working on a christmas quilt for my daughter. I'm using Kate Spain's Christmas line from last year. It's turning out lovely. Very bright.

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  20. OMG!!! Your block is fabulous!!!!!!

    Plans for Christmas - since I'm a longarm machine quilter,I'll be working on everyone elses quilts!! lol!!

    thanks for the fun!!

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  21. Absolutely love your block but I always like your blocks,patterns, quilts,etc. I have most of your books. My plans are just to sew as much as I can. I ahve a few gifts in the works and lots of UFOs.

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  22. Love your block!! I am in the middle of sewing two quilts for my little nieces. One is using cupcake fabric, the other has cherries on it. Busy days.... Thanks!

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  23. Love your block. I make small quilts all year so they are ready to go when needed.

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  24. I LOVE THIS BLOCK - IT IS BEAUTIFUL. I am working on Christmas gifts and then on to our Guild Show Boutique items to sell.

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  25. I don't have any real sewing plans.. but do have to finish up some projects

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  26. Love the tip about the circle punch and how you create your perfect fusible circles! I am planning to sew key fobs, coin purses and loyalty card wallets as small Christmas gifts this year! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I plan to make some Christmas decorations after I finish making Christmas gifts.

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  28. Nice block. I'm just trying to finish a BOM and a bed quilt. With so much going on at the holidays, sometimes sewing has to take a backseat to cookies and crafts with grandchildren.

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  29. We are away from home for the holidays but I will pack some handquilting in the cases

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  30. I just finished making dozens of stockings which I fill with candies and homemade cookies. Next up is a Santa wall hanging. Thanks.

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  31. I usually have so many holiday quilts to work on, but this year my inspiration has not hit yet. There are quite a few blocks that I may have to tryout. Maybe something as a present for myself.

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  32. I take the month of December off as I have my own longarm quilting business and just quilt my own projects all month. It's wonderful!!

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  33. I'll be making some holiday potholders from leftover blocks!

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  34. I would love to get the granddaughter's Christmas quilt done this year. May not happen. Little cousin needs a bnag of her own. Hopefully will happen. Grand will get a dress. How many days do I have????

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  35. You might as well have asked for a joke! My Christmas holiday sewing plans include working on all the fall projects I have started over the years!

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  36. Your block is beautiful! I am making some table toppers...fun to make and fun to use:)

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  37. I love quilting, but the requests are in for PJ pants and housecoats. Have to brush up on my sewing skills and leave the quilting for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. I'm in the midst of a Christmas quilt made with a Winter Elegance layer cake for my living room. It is a quick quilt but packs a big punch because I left most of the 10x10 squares whole. I'm waiting for borders to arrive in the mail. In the meantime, I have begun a Redwork Santa to be a little mini quilt in another room and I also am stitching the Crabapple Hill pattern, Over the River. Better get off this computer!

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  39. Christmas potholders are on my list:)

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  40. I have been working on door hangers and table toppers for Christmas. I love your block. I have taken a class from you and love your techniques. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Great tutorial on your block! I have lots of "quilty" plans....the key word here is "plans". A quick Christmas quilt for son & wife, new stockings for the grands, new table topper & tree skirt for us. And maybe a new throw for the couch. If time runs out...the stuff for us will take backseat. Oh, and I'm making fabric cover ornaments to have on hand when visitors stop by. I put them in a basket and everyone can select one as a small gift.

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  42. I am making runners for family this xmas. Congrats on getting your block in the magazine! Love your block!

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  43. I NEED to get started on a lap quilt in beautiful blues for my Mother-in-law!! 2 days later, my grandson turns 3 & I will make him a bed pillow backed by special "3" fabric. Gotta get busy! Thanks for the block. I love how 2 of them work into that adorable table runner.

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  44. Little Red Posies would make a great Christmas block. I'm looking forward to using my fabric stash in Christmas prints to make a wall hanging or two.

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  45. I feel in the giving spirit this year so I am going to be making a couple quilts for donation for Help for Sandy Survivors! At least I hope I am able to make a couple. You block is adorable. I am new to applique, so thank you for the tip on making perfect circles. Congratulations for having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks for the fourth time and thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. Too cute!!!
    I am working on my last Christmas quilt as a gift. I made 4 and a few wallhanging and then thought why not one more:) ha!
    I have been working on it inbetween customer quilting:)

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  47. We are house moving this weekend, so I move my sewing machine with me in the car, so I know where it is exactly, to start curtains etc. If not, it would be til Christmas before I'd locate it. Have two Christmas stockings on the docket so far. After all the moving hub-bub, Christmas season will seem sloooow!Congrats on your block. You can't help but smile looking at it.

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  48. This Christmas I am hand quilting a lap quilt for my father, I am making a pillow case for my nephew and pj pants for my niece. I also hope to finish a wall hanging for my mother in law.

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  49. I usually start my Christmas sewing in May --- am a bit behind this year. Have matching nitegowns for granddaughters with their dolls, pillowcases for the boys and satin pillowcases for the adults. A couple of tablerunners are on the horizon --- at least the fabric is ready. Always plan too much with too little time --- it's the Season.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  50. I'm still working on 12 veterans quilts, 3 baby quilts and a wedding quilt. If I get these done before Christmas, I'll be happy and so will the recipients.

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  51. Hi Beth - love the block!
    My holiday sewing plans? Well, I decided that since my kids will all be home for Thanksgiving but not Christmas, we are going to celebrate this year by having them help (torturing them?) set up the tree, decorate it, figuring out whose ornaments are whose since they are all grown and could use them for their own trees, etc.
    So any holiday sewing for me will be for me! Plans are to try to redo the sewing room and work on some ufos, maybe some mysteries coming up...and I'm sure I'll be trying out your new block!

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  52. I need to finish a wall hanging that I started last year after Christmas - it's a tree made with Rose of Sharon cutouts, and most of the fabrics are glittery.
    thanks!

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  53. I have a Christmas UFO that I've started working on again. Hopefully, this will be the year to finish it.

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  54. Very clever! And sweet little prints you used for your flowers, too! :)

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  55. I just love your table runner made with the two blocks! Of course, you had me with the red, green and cream! Love that combo! Your block has so many possibilities and I just love that!! Can't wait to get my hands on Volume 6 so I can drool over all the blocks! I am trying to finish up a large quilt for Christmas so I can sew a few small projects! Gonna have to hurry though!!

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  56. What a lovely block! I really like all the possibilities that there are by playing with it. I'm currently working on an all silk quilt that I hope to have done before Christmas....as a special treat for me! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  57. I am making some table runners and placemats for Christmas.

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  58. love this block! I am in frantic elf mode trying to complete my Christmas to-do list...as usual!

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  59. My holidays plans will be spending Christmas Eve with my mom and the rest of the family. I sure would like to pick a block from the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6 and make a quilt for me. Yes, I like polka dots and those polks dots make your block stand out more. Thank you for giving all of your followers a chance to win this Collector's magazine.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  60. Since I am a full time college student and have a full time job...I have very few quilty projects this year. Perhaps a miniature or table runner?
    Thank you for the wonderful tips and tutorial!

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  61. I don't have any sewing plans as I'm still unpacking and putting my fabrics onto "bolts". But, we do have plans to start demo and turning the attached garage into a studio after the Christmas holidays! I'm so looking forward to that!

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  62. I am making pillowcases for my grands... and getting them a small travel pillow...

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  63. Your block is adorable! I love the dots. The runner is very cute! I may have to do that! I don't have any Christmas sewing plans right now other than to enjoy every moment I have enjoying sewing, :D

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  64. I can see where this block would handy in a garden quilt, could be the corners, could be the center. Wish I had more quilting time. I'm am jazzed about getting this Volume 6 - can't wait for it to hit the store shelves!

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  65. Your Posies block is a definite winner for me. This coming Spring I will have a new tablerunner of beautiful posies on my table. I hope to make a Christmas wallhanging and have up by Christmas.

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  66. Oh WOW, LOVE the posies... now they would make a really cute Christmas present, maybe a table runner???

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  67. I usually have big plans to make gifts for friends. But, Christmas comes and goes before the gifts are finished. Maybe this year I will try to get something completed and wrapped.

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  68. I like your block, the polka dots make it so cute. My sewing plans are to finish some WIP's, they are getting out of control. No sewing gifts this year. Thanks. Vivian

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  69. I have so many Christmas projects already made, I hope I don't get sucked into making anything else! The polka dot flowers are so cute!!

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  70. This year I'm planning to finish a Christmas cat door stop.
    Love this block! Tamsyn


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  71. I have just finished up sewing a quilt with embroidered parrots for a bird lover friend as a gift and also I do small quilts to donate to the homeless shelter. I love quilts and everyone loves something that is warm and beautiful to be theirs.

    I love the design. I would do the red polk a dots and stripes. Reminds me when I was a kid I did a red and white polk a dot jack and red with white pin stripe white pants. The most compliments ever. I love love love this design.
    robinbatchelor1955@hotmail .com

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  72. I just finished "Christmas yet to come" Quilt from your BOM pattern from a few years ago. (Just took me 2 years)

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  73. Congrats, love the posey block. I'm doing the hand sewing on the binding of a Christmas lap quilt I've made and quilted. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  74. I am hoping to sew some kitchen items like table runners, pot holders and tea towels.

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  75. I usually take a couple days off after Christmas and spend the time working on quilting projects. This year will be the same. I'm doing a BOM that I have fallen way behind on, and I have a baby quilt that needs to be quilted before the intended recipient is no longer a baby.... So that Is what I PLAN to do. What I really end up doing remains to be seen!

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  76. I have a few throws that I want to finish for Christmas presents. I also make pillow cases for the whole family and friends. SO I still need to make at least 20 more. Guess I better get started.
    Your posy block is very cute and I can see how many different ways it would make a sweet little quilt.

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  77. I am working on christmas gifts, so sewing and doing punch needle, as well as small ornaments.
    I love making christmas items and quilts.

    Debbie

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  78. I'm working on a Christmas presents for my family and friends.
    Great block!

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  79. If I can get my act together, I'm hoping to put together some coasters for gifts. There's a wallhanging I want to give to each of my sisters --- we'll see how ambitious I get. If only there were two of me!

    -Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  80. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Have several UFO's I'm trying complete. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.
    mhinders@myclearwave.net

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  81. I expected you would include flowers in your block, some good tips as well, thanks. I hope to get back to some of my UFOs this Christmas season.

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  82. Hmmm...holiday sewing plans....quilting a Christmas quilt for a friend, making two t-shirt quilts, finishing a batik quilt to surprise my younger daughter, a few small bags and a stocking for my brother's dog!

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  83. I have some quilted bags to make as well as Christmas outfits for my three grandchildren.

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  84. I´m sewing a little friendship bag and fill it up with homemade christmas candy!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  85. I'm going to be making some fabric baskets as gifts for co-workers this year. I should probably start on that now... Our family draws names on Thanksgiving, so I don't know who I'll have until then. Makes it hard to make gifts!

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  86. I really like your block! I've been doing my appliqueing lately. I plan on making some mug rugs as Christmas gifts. They make up so easy and can be decorated so many ways!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  87. Love your block. the fabrics are so pretty that you used. I haven't ever heard of the applique wash away paper. Thanks for sharing how you make circles and for the giveaway.

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  88. I plan on making some book covers out of fabric for some friends, and finish a few quilts for family. Thanks for the chance to win, and I love the block!!!

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  89. My holiday sewing plans... if I can overcome back issues, I want to make one item for each grandniece for Christmas. That means 3 more gifts to make. Wish me luck!

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  90. Love your polka dots & the way they are repeated in the dots on the block!

    I'm working on an African themed quilt for my step-dad (way out of my normal colors), and a few baby blankets in flannel... depending on if I can find more time... maybe one for my hubby too LOL.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  91. Working on a Christmas quilt. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

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  92. Love the polka dots and thanks for the tip on circles. I am making a tree skirt and finishing up a UFO autumn wreath wall hanging.

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  93. I love your block - so cute and happy! Congrats! my sewing plans are - two santa door handings for my Bffs and two table runners for my sis in laws!

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  94. I am in the process of making my two daughters and my mother and sister all a throw size lap quilt. Two completed, one I'm quilting now, and one to go! I got to hurry!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  95. I think if you put a few end to end that would make a cute table runner. Thanks for the block.

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  96. Very cute! I love the layered stars for the flowers!

    I'm working on a skirt for my sister-in-law. I'm planning on making a firefighter quilt for my husband to take for his bed at the firestation.
    I'm hoping that the two baby quilts I'm machine quilting right now don't end up as Christmas gifts, because the babies just got delivered last week. yay!

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  97. Cool block, and I hadnt heard of the wash away paper before, cool idea! Always something new to discover! Hopefully Ill get some time off to work on the years UFO's before a new year of classes and projects begins! Thanks for the chance.

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  98. My holiday plan is to finish the last 6 blocks of my nearly insane quilt in red and white. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  99. My sewing plans are to make mug rugs for extended family and close friends.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  100. Anonymous3:42 PM

    I plan to make some Christmas ornaments and coasters for the teachers at my school. I am also a quilter and knitter!

    Sfaulhaber@dallaschristian.com

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  101. I am making blocks from previous 100 Block magazines to hang on wire hangars -- gifts for friends.

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  102. Right now I am making christmas ornaments for the in laws.

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  103. I have no holiday themed quilts planned, but lots of baby quilts I plan to finish over the holidays.

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  104. Jodyb4:09 PM

    Love your blocks. I'm working on countdown to Christmas mini-quilts.

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  105. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Love your block...Can't wait to try it. I am making some table runners and mug rugs for presents. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  106. Love your block. Thanks for sharing. I have just finished the binding on the last of four lap size quilts for my brother and his family. All Grinch fabrics; each a different design. Now I'm working on some English paper piecing boxes for my granddaughters.

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  107. My holiday plan is to finish my new grandson's quilt (he's coming in January!)
    Beth, I just love your cute playful block. What a ray of fun in the fall!

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  108. Oh, I love this block! I don't have any hard set plans of Christmas sewing....busy working...but should something pop in my mind there's no telling what would happen!! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  109. Beautiful block - I love it! Congrats for having it published. I'm working on quilts for 3 of my granddaughters as Christmas gifts - One just waiting for the label, one being quilted & still trying to decide what pattern for the third! Perhaps this book will help me to make up my mind! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  110. I'm going to make some owl pincushions for my quilting friends. Picked fabric last night. I wanted to tell you that I never heard of the Wash Away Applique Paper. I off to the store to get some! Thanks!!

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  111. Bonnie5:53 PM

    I am planning to make a poinsettia table runner for Christmas.

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  112. I am making owl pincushions for my quilting friends. Never heard of the wash away paper. I'm off to the store to get some. Thanks!

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  113. My holiday plan is to work on some of my Christmassy UFOs.

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  114. Your block is adorable! I have been working on quilts & tablerunners!

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  115. Hi
    I have been making ornaments for my children since they were born. They are 27 &29 now and have chidren of their own so I now get to make them one and my grandchildren one also. They are different every year. And so much fun to make.

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  116. I signed up for the Sew We Quilt pillow blog hop...the pattern is a row of houses at Christmas! That is my immediate project for Christmas...have to have it done in two weeks. At least I know I am using some Laurel Burch Christmas fabrics!

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  117. Your posies are ADORABLE.......I am going to try to make some Christmas bags!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  118. Your block is so pretty! I just love it as a table runner. I have 3 quilts in progress that need to be finished in the next 6 weeks. I have 24 little Christmas stockings cut out which will each hold a place setting of cutlery for the Christmas table.

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  119. This year I did alot of pot holders, but got a couple of quilts in too, for some family members that havent already gotten one yet. I also made a quilted 3-d stuffed dog for my grandson.

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  120. I am finishing a quilt I made for a very giving lady at my church. I will give it early so she can enjoy it as she decorates for christmas. She is a big christmas lover and I am eager to get it done.

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  121. I really love your block! My Holiday plan is to finish quilts for 3 of granddaughters. Thanks for the chance to win. :) Sorry if I posted twice - I don't think the first one went through!

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  122. Sewing wise just whatever I can squeeze in. We are having Thanksgiving and Christmas at our house this year. We just went to get some Thanksgiving decorations and all that was out was Christmas. The stores seemed to have forgotten Thanksgiving.....weird world we live in.

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  123. Holiday sewing plans? Well, first of all, I'll be support for my daughter who is working on a guild challenge project. Second, I think I'll aim to complete one of my works-in-progress. Of course, the hard part is deciding which of the many projects to finish.

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  124. Cute block! Holiday sewing? Haven't even thought of it yet. I am still trying to play catch-up with some summer projects yet so, will probably just stick with some small gifty type projects.

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  125. Totally love this one, would not have thought of using the scrapbook punches for the circles. currently have two tops cut out that will hopefully be ready to give at Christmas.

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  126. I hope to finish a Christmas runner for my mom that I started well over a year ago!

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  127. holiday plan? to finish things BEFORE Christmas Eve - 2 commissioned quilts, one baby quilt and one for gifting are a must - have a few other things that are a "hope"

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  128. I recently finished reading your books on hand applique by machine, so I was excited to see you on this blog tour. Your block from 100 Blocks does not disappoint! Holiday sewing plans: quilt for my mom, table runner for my boss, placemats and coasters for my kids.

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  129. What a beautiful block Beth. I just love the table runner version. That's awesome. Thank you for that idea too.

    I have far too many ideas for Christmas. I need to make stockings for all the adults in my family and for my 3 Grandchildren. I have a quilt I'd like to get done (read that as get started) for my husband and would love to get a quilt made for each of my Grandchilren as well. If I get that done it will be a miracle but that's what I'm hoping for.

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  130. What a great tip for making circle appliques! My plan is to finish the mystery quilt started last winter, not realizing how involved it was. It will be fun to have it completed! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  131. I like to try to finish up some UFOs from the past year, and I always start a new mystery quilt sometime over the holidays!

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  132. Anonymous8:53 PM

    Love your posies!Beautiful design!
    jaalex@charter.net

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  133. Anonymous9:07 PM

    I'm busy sewing an advent calendar for my 2 1/2 year old great nephew. I'm also working on some angel and Santa ornaments.
    wlinda_ca(at)yahoo.com

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  134. My goal is to finish by Christmas the graduation quilt for our son that should have been done by June. Thanks for the chance to win. mcdowallrc@gmail.com

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  135. I don't have any quilty plans for the holidays but am working on some tea towels for my son - he made these cute drawings a while back and I thought he would get a kick out of it if I embroidered them on towels for his apartment. :)

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  136. This year I have no plans for quilted gifts. I have several kids' quilt tops to sandwich and quilt to take to the Mayo Clinic/St. Mary's Hospital Pediatric Infusion Therapy unit (kids' chemo). I take quilts for these special kids when I go to MN for my follow-up visits.

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  137. I'm trying to finish piecing my first-ever christmas quilt. It's going to be a monster and I'm hoping now to have it on my king-sized bed NEXT year! I'm also making boxie bags for friends.

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  138. I love that block!! My holiday sewing plans include finishing some pillows and tablerunners for my own house!! I have had patterns and fabric chosen since last season...it is TIME!! :)
    mhardey(at)ymail(dot)com

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  139. I want to make some ornaments out of hexagons and, maybe, a thematic wall hanging.

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  140. I'm working on a queen size Turning Twenty quilt for my daughter for Christmas. I also want to make a few table runners too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  141. I've been sewing like crazy, completing quilts for foster kids. (They need to be done this month.) I may, if there is time, finish a t-shirt quilt for my husband that I started long, LONG ago (don't tell him, it's a surprise!)

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  142. I just love your block. At the present time I don't have any plans. Thanks for the chance at winning a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 6.
    N. Smith
    jernan5@swbell.net

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  143. Making little personalized wallets for gift cards and a fabric book for my nephew. Table topper for me almost done. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  144. My holiday plan is to make some quilted potholders as gifts this year.

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  145. With my daughter getting married December 8th, my holiday sewing has been put on hold. What I decide to make after the wedding will depend on how much energy I have left!

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  146. Cute posy block. I am hoping to get 3 quilt tops quilted to give as gifts for Christmas.

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  147. Well, aside from the 12 organizer boxes, a few tote bags and table runners for gifts i am trying to make a winter quilt for us to enjoy.

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  148. I'm thinking of making a table runner.

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  149. Love your block! Applique is one of my favorite things to do. I'm going to have to check out that "wash away" paper you mentioned. Thanks for sharing your block.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  150. I'm making quilts for my granddaughters, and I'm also planning to finish a Christmas themed lap quilt in time to snuggle under it on Christmas Eve.

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  151. Your block is sweet. I plan to finish a couple of doll quilts, and a wall hanging.

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  152. I love the block you made, the red with the polka dots just looks so happy.

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  153. I just need to restart a tree skirt I started in February. Start is exaggerating a little as all I did was draw a large circle on some background fabric. :)

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  154. I don't have any holiday sewing plans except to work on things for myself! lol Congrats on being in the issue!

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  155. Thankyou so much for the wonderful demo. Just adore your block. I am trying to finish a quilt for my son for Christmas.

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  156. What a sweet posy block! Two quilts for the grandbabies, otherwise to just keep plugging along on current projects and a couple of mystery quilts are in the works!

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  157. I need to start working on a few zippered pouches for gifts. Cute block!

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  158. I was going to make handmade Christmas presents this year, but I seem to be in a crafting slump. Nothing peaks my interest right now - not sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. I'm hoping this funk breaks soon.

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  159. I really like Little Red Posies. I am sewing christmas ornaments for gifts - and including photos of my grand children in the family one. I am making felt birds for the kids to hang on the trees. scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  160. I bought a jelly roll and a couple of charm packs t omake a Christmas throw, but what I really NEED to make is new stockings for our fireplace. We'll have to see what I can get done.

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  161. I am trying to finish a quilt I am working on for a gift.

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  162. Congrats on having another block in the magazine. I really like your block, it is very Christmasy. I am finishing up a quilt for a baby boy then I plan on making a couple table toppers and runners for Christmas decorating. I am also planning on making a few pot holders as gifts to go with washcloths that I crocheted too.

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  163. Lovely block. I am going to sew all my bee quilts together.

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  164. I'm not doing any sewing for the holidays, but during the holidays I will hopefully have a new sewing machine and will be learning how to use it!

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  165. I am making a few quilts, and lots of table runners/toppers. very cute block.

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  166. Love your block. I have never heard of Wash Away Applique paper- will be looking for that, for sure! I'm hoping to get a new bed quilt made for my daughter for Christmas... Have all the(batik) fabric, now just have to get at it!!

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  167. What a beautiful block, so lovely. Great tip to just connect the stems when doing side by side blocks. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  168. I'm retiring from full-time teaching in December,so I plan to do a lot of quilting and chasing after grandchildren

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  169. Love the versatility of your block! So many different ways that it can be used and made! Thanks for sharing. I probably will be doing some pj's and clothes to sew for Christmas presents.

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  170. Love your block, so versatile. i really enjoy applique so this is a great one for me. Christmas sewing for me this year will be finishing the table runner and placemats that I started last year but never finished.

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  171. I don't think this year I could sew something christmas, we had a loss in our family and I'm sad..., but I really love your block, I'll give it a good try for sure!!!!!!

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  172. I love your little flowers, especially the polka dots. Since we are expecting a little granddaughter just before Christmas, all I can think about is sewing for a little girl. I had two boys and this is our first grandchild. All the fabric I buy now would make a cute dress or a great quilt. Happy sewing.

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