Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour



Today is the day I get to share my block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 8! It's always such a great resource for beautiful and unusual quilt blocks, from traditional to modern. My block is called Watermark.


I wanted to create a layered look - where one shape appeared to be sitting on top of another. I think the effect is truly visible when the blocks are set block to block. The corners inter-mingle creating Four-patches and you really lose sight of exactly where the block is. I love when that happens!


And I had to find out how the block would look in a completely different fabric line, so I made a four-block quilt using a layer cake of Scrumptious.



Now it's on my list of quilts to make! How about yours?



Now for the fun news! Quiltmaker is offering a giveaway of this latest issue to one of you! Leave a comment here and I'll choose a winner Friday afternoon, November 15th. Be sure I have a way to reach you!

And for more blog tour stops and more giveaways, hop on over to Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures blog. Hope you win!

308 comments:

  1. Gorgeous block! I think it will look fantastic in a scrappy version, too!

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  2. Love this block - it looks fantastic :-)

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  3. Love your block! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. Wow, I love your block! It's my favourite so far of the ones I've seen posted. Thanks for the chance to win, so I can try your block out!!

    --Jo


    patchaday [at] gmail [dot] com

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  5. Very interesting block...and the options for using it. Thanks for sharing, and for the giveaway.

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  6. A great block. I can see myself using this one.

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  7. It is amazing how much of a layered effect that you got from your design! I know that is what you were going after and you certainly got the layers. Fantastic block!
    Cindy L.

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  8. LOVE the comma fabric in your block! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. Congrats on having your block published. I'd love to get my hands on a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 8! Big_dog_max@yahoo.com

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  10. Congrats . My "to do" list just keeps getting longer! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  11. I love your Watermark block. It looks very modern. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Love the block, thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. This bock is lovely and so different with the alternative colourways. I can't wait to try out some of the designs and congratulation on being included in the magazine

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  14. Looks great, amazing the difference between the fabrics - where can you buy the book?

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  15. You have inspired me with a design which would make my fabric prints look interesting.

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  16. Cindy your block is wonderful. I love how you can turn it into a whole quilt.

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  17. I love your block! So simple but SO effective! Congrats!

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  18. What an absolutely wonderful block! LOVE!

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  19. Perfect block! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful block! You are very talented. Thanks.

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  21. Congrats on your block being included in QM's Vol. 8. Thanks for the chance to win a copy...I look forward to making your block.
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal collectintexas@gmail.com

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  22. I love the Scrumptious version. Great block and congratulations on being published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks

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  23. Love the block in the Scrumptious fabric, probably because I am always drawn to those colors.

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  24. Nice block, you nailed the layered look.

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  25. Great Job, here's a block I think I would actually make, lol Love the look of the finished quilt. Congratulations on being included in the book and thanks for the opportunity to win one.

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  26. Beautiful block! Looks great in the diffrent fabrics!

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  27. Great block - I love how it looks repeated in a quilt. Thanks.

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  28. Cool block--love seeing it made into a quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. Congrats and in case nobody to,d you (LOL) great block!

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  30. Interesting block! I like how it looks when made up into a quilt.

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  31. Congrats on a fabulous block!

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  32. congratulations. I love the Scrumptious version!

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  33. congratulations. I love the Scrumptious version!

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  34. A very nice block. I love the layered look.

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  35. Your block is my favourite so far, so cool!

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  36. I really like this block! I have enjoyed every issue of this magazine and look forward to this one. Congratulations on being a part of it.

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  37. I really love the block, especially in the aqua and red setting, it's wonderful.

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  38. I like the red and aqua setting best for this block. It's amazing how changing the values changes the look of the block.

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  39. Love your block! It will be on my list to use to make a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Yay I've just bought some Scrumptious and now I have a cute pattern for it - thanks - can't wait till the mag is out.

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  41. Very cool block!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I'm a scrappy quilter and love the look of your block using the Scrumptious layer cake. Well done. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Such a cute block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Love the block..very colorful.

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  45. Love, love, love it! What a fun looking block! It is great how it looks in different fabrics!

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  46. Watermark is a great block...especially like it in Scrumptions:) I will be trying this one...congrats on making the magazine:)

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  47. Very nice! Thanks for the give away.

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  48. spectacular.Love all the layout!

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  49. Cindy, I love your block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. Wonderful, thank you for the contest. Would like to make this as a bed runner to add interest.

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  51. Really like your block and various layouts! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  52. Congrats on your block, it looks wonderful!

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  53. Colorful block! I love the different colorway quilt. Thank you!

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  54. Congrats on being published - great block! Thanks for the chance to win

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  55. Great block. I don't know which colorway I like better!

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  56. Absolutely love it! Your talent blows me away!

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  57. Very modern design. Another block I look forward to trying.

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  58. congrats on making the 100 blocks... My grand daughter would love a modern quilt made with this block

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  59. Congratulations on being published in Quiltmakers Vol 8 magazine. And thank you for a chance to win a copy on your blog.

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  60. Pastels are my preferred color scheme, so I **LOVE** it in your alternate colors!

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  62. Great looking block. I am looking forward to this magazine as it is one I truly live.

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  63. Love the block. Pulling fabric for this one would be so fun :) Congrats on being in the magazine. I can't wait to get a copy!! My "want-to-make" list is growing!!

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  64. love the block... thanks for the giveaway

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  65. What a great block for using up scraps.

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  66. I love your block, especially the design when you put the blocks together. Nicely done!

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  67. Really like your block and showing it made into a quilts sure highlights it even more...
    Thanks for the chance.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  68. Very pretty block and I like seeing it as a quilt. I am always better with some good visuals.

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  69. I love blocks that have a nice way to show off fussy cut fabric and yours is one of them. It's super.

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  70. Gorgeous colors you used in your block!

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  71. This is a great block because it ccan look modern or more traditional depending on fabric choice. It's definitely on my "to do" list.

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  72. I will always be amazed at how changing up colors can make a quilt look entirely different. Love what you did. congrats on making the book.

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  73. I love your block. You achieved the effect you were going for.

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  74. Great Block - Congrats on being selected

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  75. Great block in both colors! Thanks for the chance!

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  76. Wow, love your block - congratulations on being selected. Love 100 Blocks

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  77. Great block! Love both color combinations. Thanks for the giveaway!
    k.castanette@hotmail.com

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  78. I do like how the layers look in this block. And your fabrics are scrumptious!

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  79. Wow your block looks so pretty in Scrumptious! Thanks!

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  80. I really like that second showing of your block. Just looks so different depending on the fabrics

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  81. Great block. I especially like the pastel edition. Beautiful. I would like to make this!

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  82. fantastic for having your block published. I'd love to get my hands on a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 8!
    I should be very nice Thanks for the nice block

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  83. Great block - and one of my favourite fabric lines too!

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  84. Would love to see your block in the magazine

    schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

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  85. congrats on being published. This is a very cool block. I love how multiple blocks make it look. Thanks for sharing and for the give a way

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  86. Very pretty block, I can see it looking nice in any color combo.

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  87. I love this design and how it looks when blocks are set to blocks as you say. Just love it, thanks for sharing!

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  88. I absolutely love your block made with Scrumptious.

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  89. Great block - so many possibilities! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. I do like your block. Modern yet could be done in traditional fabrics. I will have to try this on out!

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  91. Your block is very cute. Looks like lots of possible settings. Congratulations on being in the magazine. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  92. Congratulations! Love your block. I think it will work great for my nieces quilts I plan on making. Thanks!

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  93. Gorgeous block and perfect to show off pretty prints!

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  94. great block - love the scrumptious prints better - softer. would love to win this book and start having fun

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  95. I love your block and the definition it gives to the quilt. Thanks for the give away!

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  96. Thank you for doing this giveaway!! I Love how the block looks when made into a whole quilt! tyned@hotmail.com

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  97. I love your Scrumptious version it's gorgous!
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  98. Cindy, this is a great block and I love that you showed a smaller version of it - with the right fabrics it could be a great seasonal table topper.

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  99. I love both the citrus and the pink/red versions of your block. Simple, but stunning.

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  100. Great block, congratulations on having it published in the magazine. blaukat@hickorytech.net

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  101. I like this one! Makes variations possible!!

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  102. What a great block to use seasonal themed fabrics in!! Can't wait to make it!!

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  103. Very versatile block-can be traditional or modern depending on the fabric used!

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  104. Rachel (rachelryates@yahoo.com)November 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Thanks for a chance to win

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  105. Such a fresh crisp block to show off beautiful fabric.

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  106. That block will make a fun quilt, i'm going to have to add it to my list too.

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  107. I like the modern design of your quilt block!

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  108. The block is very interesting the way it loses itself in the guilt design. Love it. Thanks for entry to win a copy of magazine. Charlene at katztoo1@frontier.com

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  109. Congratulations! That's a great block!

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  110. How fun! I love how quilt blocks make secondary patterns when put together that you might not see when just looking at the block singularly.

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  111. I like blocks that create optical illusions! Good job!

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  112. Yes, I plan to add it to my list but this year has been my UFO Finish year! Congrats on getting your block in Vol. 8!

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  113. Watermark is a great block. I like it joined with others to make a secondary pattern.

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  114. such a great block, i like the layered look as well

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  115. I love the optical illusion of layering in your block. Another one to add to my quilty bucket list!

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  116. Agh! I love this!! So awesome! Great job!

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  117. Wonderful design...thanks for sharing.

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  118. I love when a block makes new designs when joined together with more of the same block. Great job and thanks for this chance.

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  119. Wonderful block. I like the layered optical illusion.

    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  120. Fun, modern and love the secondary pattern!!

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  121. I love your block and it looks wonderful in both fabrics that you used. I definitely want to make your block.

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  122. Great fabrics - they work well with the block.

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  123. I like your Scrumptious version.

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  124. I really like this block. I just bought a Charm Pack of the fabric you used. It is delicious. Hugs

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  125. Love it in scrumptious! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the mag. Linda

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  126. Love the secondary pattern that emerges in your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. I like the depth your block design has - wonder if you could reverse it and have it recede if the gray squares were white and others were dark. Hum - time to play!! thanks, Cindy at cwienstroer@amuniversal.com

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  128. Congratulations on making it into the magazine. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  129. Really nice block! Love the way the quilt looks made up.

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  130. WowSers! Love this block. clherms@frontier.com

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  131. What a fun block! I think I just expanded my to-do list.

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  133. another great block, thanks for the chance!

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  134. Lots of possibilities with this block. I like how you lose sight of the actual block when multiples are put together.

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  135. Actually said "Oh Wow" out loud when I scrolled down to the pink & blue version. This block is awesome... Thank you!!

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  136. Nice block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.
    hinders.r@gmail.com

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  137. I love the way your block turned out.

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  138. Yes, when they are combined into a layout, it does look 3-dimensional--good work. Thanks!

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  139. Like the block... I too enjoy having to puzzle out where the blocks stop and start. Would love Vol. 8 to keep my collection going! Thanks!

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  140. I love the block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. Like the block, love the 3D look. Really like the pink and green. Thank you for the chance to win. Congrats..........

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  142. It's great to find a 3d look without having to really do 3d

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  143. I really love this block. It looks wonderful in scrumptious too.

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  144. Well, that is a very different block and I think you accomplished what you set out to do. Love the fabric choice too.

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  145. Nice 3d look...sometimes illusions are just what we need,

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  146. I love your block! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the mag so I can dig in!

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  147. i love the way your block looks in a quilt.

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  148. What a great block. I like the layer look and four patch secondary design. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  149. I really like this block! Very cool.

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  150. Great block. The fabrics used give it a modern look.

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  151. I like that block, and you certainly achieved a 3D look!

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  152. Really like your block and the layered look it gives! One block I certainly will be making. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  153. I loved your block in the layer cake version. b.j.day68@gmail dot com

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  154. The darker colors have a cool 3D effect. Very nice block.

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  155. Great block and I like the secondary blocks that just appear. We'll done, and thanks for sharing your thoughts on the design.

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  156. You just made MY list of TO-DO's! LOVE IT!!! Thank you!

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  157. Cindy, love your block, love the fabric choices too. Can't wait to make your block when I get my magazine!

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  158. I LOVE the fabrics you used in your block! What a showstopper! Mellian at cfl dot rr dot com

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  159. I just love your block out of the Scrumptious! Great colors and a fantastic block! Keep up the great work!
    Happy quilting
    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

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  160. Gorgeous!!
    Love it in the pastel fabrics, and the mod!
    Marie Williams
    pinkmoonbeams@yahoo.com

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  161. Love it in the mod!! tapsydoodle at gmail dot com

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  162. What a fun and unique block. I really liked seeing it made up in the different color ways. Congrats on making it into the book and thank you so much for the giveaway.
    utahoosier at yahoo dot com

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  163. I really like your block in both color ways. It's going on my never ending list.

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  164. Fun block--thanks for the chance to win!

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  165. Your block is my favorite today. The layered look works! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  166. Watermark is very eye catching. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  167. Your block is a great one. I love it in the Scrumptious colorway. Congrats on being selected to be in the magazine.

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  168. I love the colors on your block and the modern look to it. Thanks for sharing.

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  169. A great block. I love how you showed it in different fabrics. Great inspiration! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  170. with this block you achieved what you wanted, like the effect and the block, thank you ...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  171. Great block! Love the little 4-block quilt.

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  172. Cute block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  173. A very interesting block and quilt.

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  174. Congratulations on making it into the magazine with your block.

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  175. What a neat block! Looks great in a set of colors or scrappy, beautiful! Congratulations on being included in Vol.8 of Quiltmaker's 100.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  176. I really like your block! It is a great block and can be done in so many different colors!

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  177. I like your block! I, too, can see making a quilt using your block. Thanks!

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  178. Wowser! I really, really like Watermark. I'll be sure to look for Vol. 8 next week.

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  179. I like your block, but I love how it looks in a quilt made with Scrumptious. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  180. What a neat block. I can easily envision it in different fabrics. Looks like it will be easy to make into a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  181. Love your block!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  182. It is amazing to see the changes in a block when the colors are changed, really nice block for any fabric choices.

    Debbie

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  183. Such a fun block... My first thought was what a unique fabric for that center block and then saw the small gray squares and realized it was two different yellow/orange fabrics. (insert SQUEAL) And your 4block quilt in other fabrics is delightful.

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