Monday, November 5, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 6 Blog Hop!

7/2/14: This pattern is now available on Craftsy and in my Etsy shop

This post post is part of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 6 Blog Tour. Nov. 5th-9th. 
Be sure to visit their site for the complete list of participants, as well as many opportunities to win some great prizes!


If you are new to my little part of blogland, welcome! I hope you'll stay and look around a bit. :) 

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I have been about this whole process of actually being in a magazine! In the spring Carolyn contacted me about my Scrap Attack block, but since it was already all over the web she asked if I would submit a variation of it, or something new. I went with a little of both. When they sent out the pictures of the magazine covers, I definitely had a freak out moment when I noticed my block was On The COVER! My son joined me and it made me feel not so crazy since we were outside. ;)

Anyway, what a humbling and exciting experience this has been! Definitely a dream come true! (I have many of them, but this has been one of them for a long time... 6 years ago I wanted to be on the cover of a rock climbing magazine. lol. Funny how life changes directions, but to fulfill this dream non-the-less is definitely something special!) Anyway...

Here is my block:

Something Springy


I took so many cues from my Scrap Attack block in designing this, so there are a lot of similarities. But I love the freedom in creation that it gives you to make this block your own. By changing the colors, whether you base them on hue or value, or keep them all similar. How you combine blocks can give a completely different look as the block is repeated. Whether you keep it uniform, or totally scrappy, I think this is a really fun block.

I also love the freedom that comes with paper piecing, and how with some blocks, including this one, you don't always have to piece each space, but can actually combine pieces for more solid blocks. You can add variations within your quilt or project to change it up while still using the same pattern.


Here is an example of the block in repeat:

Something-Springy-by-Diane-Bohn-repeat
if you did all the blocks the same
But what if you did each corner the same so that as you combine them you get these points that are the same, which then would create a number of different colored wheels.

And here is an example I made where I did some normal 12" sized blocks, as the block is intended, as well as shrunk some blocks to 6" and blocked them in - using only two fabrics for each point rather than all the smaller strips. What do you think?


Something-Springy-by-Diane-Bohn1
finished off with a border. You could do some really fun FMQ in the empty spaces.

To do the blocked in version, when following the instructions in the magazine, you would actually have one piece of fabric to cover ALL sections 1-4, then you would use one fabric for sections 5 & 7, and one fabric for 6 & 8. The lines will be just a bit different, as you will go a little bit further on the last line, but as long as you are covering the spaces, it will work! You can even continue the lines with a pen or pencil before you begin and block in the numbers to make it easier.
You would then combine 11 & 13, 12 & 14, 15 & 17, and 16 & 18, each with one fabric for each set of numbers. This would give you 4 colors total instead of the 6 as stated in the magazine.

If you have questions about this method, please feel free to ask! I'm happy to help.


I would LOVE to see what you make with this pattern! Please be sure to come back and share it, or add it to the from blank pages... flickr group. :)



Now onto the good stuff! Do you want to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol.6? Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what one of your dreams is. :) I will pick a winner and Quiltmaker Magazine will send you your very own copy!
I will pick a winner on Saturday Nov 10th.


Otherwise, this issue is due on newsstands and in Quilt Stores by Nov. 13th. There are SO many amazing blocks in here, you'll definitely want to check it out! Be sure to also check out the other blogs on the blog tour! You can find all the details of the magazine as well as the blog tour (and more giveaways) here.


P.s. If you've never paper pieced before, I highly suggest you try it! It's really not so scary! :) If you need a little help, I have a complete tutorial on paper piecing that I put together earlier this year. From supplies, to piecing, to finishing your block, there are about a billion photos. Feel free to check it out! and you can easily apply it to any block, not just the one I used. Hope that helps!


Diane


272 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful block! Definitely front cover-worthy :) One of my dreams is to be in a quilting magazine too!

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  2. Congrats!!! That is so awesome! One of my dreams is to be able to design a quilt that someone else would actually want a pattern for!!! Lol! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I love your block! I can't wait for this magazine to come out! I'm going on retreat this weekend and wish I could bring it with me to make some fun bee blocks. My dream is to have a pattern published in a magazine or a quilt I designed hanging at market.

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  4. Nice block! One of my dreams is to have more time ;-)

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  5. Fabulous block! It looks jewel-like with the graduated shades you chose. One of my dreams is to design a fabric line. Another is to sing in public ( I am so terribly shy :)

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  6. My Dream is to finally get to Houston and the quilt show. It will happen one day :-)

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  7. Love your block! One of my dreams is to make and give quilts to everyone of my (8) grandchildren, 7 grand nieces & nephews. I haven't been quilting long. I just switched from mostly applique to mostly piecing.... Boy is it faster for me! Looking forward to going back & reading your earlier posts. thanks for a chance to win!

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  8. Hi Diane, My dream would be to make all the quilts I have on my wish-list to make. Time...time...;-)

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  9. Hi Diane, I always dream about making everything nice I see around me. Quilts, meal, flowers on window... and also visit US only because of quilting.

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  10. One of my quilty dreams is to make a portrait quilt of an heirloom photo of my mother. I don't have the skills yet, but I'm learning.

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  11. My dream is to break down my color fear and step out of the box once in a while. I love the blog tour because it exposes me to new and interesting teachers. Congrats on being featured.

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  12. Love your block! My dream is to learn to fmq on my home machine. One day I know this will happen -- I just have to take it one step at a time.

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  13. Your block is lovely! One of my dreams is to go to Australia.

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  14. I am very impressed with your design work, in fact, I just added your blog to be one of my regulars on facebook. i love scrappy quilts and have for many years-every once in a while I will make a "real" quilt just to get more scraps. :)

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  15. Love your block and color choices - I'd love to have a tutorial on moda bake shop. I dream of that :o

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  16. One of my dreams is to be able to retire very soon to expand my longarm quilting business. Quilting is what I think about all day so I might as well be able to enjoy it, right?!

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  17. One of my dreams is to be able to retire very soon to expand my longarm quilting business. Quilting is what I think about all day so I might as well be able to enjoy it, right?!

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  18. One of my dreams is to have time to sit and quilt and not worry having to work! This is a great block...anything that would help attack my scraps is always a good thing!

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  19. Love your block--guess I need to learn to paper piece so I can make it! One of my dreams is to someday compete in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. This block is so cute. One of my dreams is to get a long arm machine and start a business with it. Thanks for submitting this block to the magazine... its a really nice one.

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  21. Hello! Great to meet you. Congratulations on being a cover girl! Your block is a beauty! My dream? How about teaching on one of those quilt cruises to Hawaii? Just stopping by to say "hello". Don't pick me in the giveaway. I'm on the tour, too. Have a super day!

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  22. OHHH, love paper piecing and love stars. Congratulations on being on the cover.

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  23. Love your block. My current dream is that this time during the blog hop, I will win a copy of the 100 blocks magazine.

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  24. Congrats on making the cover with your beautiful block. It's one of those "has lots of ways to use" blocks which I love. One of my dreams is to move to the suburbs and get out of the city. I'd love to live in a small village.

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  25. One of my dreams is to write quilt patterns, easy to read and understand quilt patterns. Your block is amazing, I don't do paper piecing but this could make me start. Thanks.

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  26. Well, I had a dream and it just came true a few months ago. My sweet husband bought me a handi quilter 24 fusion!!! So, need a new dream, but happy to live in this one for awhile!!

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  27. Love, love, love your block. I see why it was published. You go girl!

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  28. My dream is to someday go to Houston for Quilt festival! Your block is awesome!!!

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  29. I absolutely love this block. Congratulations on on the cover, too.

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  30. Very exciting :) I really love this block - Just going to have to pick up this volume. :D

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  31. My dream is to be a good machine quilter!

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  32. Beautiful block. My dream is to have a sewing room. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. After many years of entering the Paducah quilt show, I dream of one day getting a ribbon at the show.

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  34. I love this block! You have used some beautiful colors on it. My dream is to learn to use my Janome to it's full extent! I'm rather shy at learning everything on it!LOL!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  35. One of my dreams is to have a completed sewing room (studio) of my own! We'll be converting the attached garage soon. So, it will become a reality some day next year!

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  36. I love to paper piece and this is a great block. I love the variegated colors you chose in yours.
    My dream is to attend a large quilt show one day.

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  37. Love paper piecing. One of my dreams is to have a large quilting studio - free from cramped spaces and poor lighting.

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  38. One of my dreams is to be a traveling quilt teacher. It will have to wait a bit as I have pre-schoolers, but one can dream big.

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  39. One of my dreams is to finally finish my sewing studio. Maybe this month!

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  40. My own sewing space so I don't have strings everywhere.

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  41. Right now my only dream is to get to have an uninterrupted night of sleep ... I think I'll run away and sleep in a hotel for a night. ;)
    Your block's a stunner. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. Hi Diane, What a great block. My dream is to own (and know how to use) a longarm.

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  43. My dream is for a long arm too. (need the space too)... your block is wonderful... can't wait to see the magazine..

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  44. My dream is for a full size quilting frame and an extra bedroom to put it in.

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  45. My dream is getting both my children through college. I really like this block.

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  46. It really does help when you share the pictures for your block. It is nice to see before you attempt to make your Something Springy. Thank you for sharing and being a part of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks,Volume 6 Blog Hop. This is a magazine that will be treasured forever. Thank you for the chance tlo win.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  47. GREAT BLOCK....I love it! My dream is to have a bed and breakfast for quilters, knitters, scrapbookers or just for women's retreats! That sounds like so much fun to me!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  48. Wow you are so talented!!! My dream is just to have fabric to quilt. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  49. I really like your block and the colors that you used are wonderful. My biggest dream is to return to Japan and climb Mt. Fuji.

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  50. My dream is to go to Hawaii one more time. This was a time my husband and myself really enjoyed together and I think it is time to go one last time. The years creep on you and you just need to get away and spend quality time together.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  51. Still think I have the great American novel in me, just much too busy quilting to get it down on paper, or machine these days! Keep your dreams alive.

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  52. Diane, I love your block and the potential it has -- what fun it would be to play with this! I especially like the small and large blocks together. And with Christmas colors?!? Whoa! I told you, I'm seeing all kinds of potential. One of my dreams?? Traveling to all 50 states in our RV! :)

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  53. I dream that I can make enough quits to keep all of my friends warm and cozy.

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  54. That's a wonderful block for scrappy quilts! My dream is a small one...for good health...as I've been through alot of health issues this year. Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  55. One of my dreams is to go to India. Love your block!

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  56. My dream is to own a Harley. I would love to take a road trip on my bike.

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  57. My dream is for good health and to make enough QOV quilts for all of our soldiers

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  58. My dream is to take a family vacation to Hawaii - when my son is old enough :) Thank you for the giveaway

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  59. Fabulous block- I love it!
    My dream is to visit New Zealand one day!

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  60. What a great block! Dream........to have a quilt studio big enough to hold EVERYTHING!

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  61. One of my dreams is to sew up all the fabric I acquired while working over 8 years in a quilt shop. Everyday was like Christmas and I thought I needed some of all the fabric!

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  62. My dream is to have a sewing studio with large windows overlooking a body of water. Your block is beautiful, lovely colors.

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  63. Great block. I would love to finish all the unfinished projects in my sewing room!! (not a chance)

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  64. I really like the block and the different ways you showed to use it. One of my dreams is to travel to Europe. Thanks for a chance.

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  65. Fab block! My dream? World peace (really!)!!

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  66. One dream would be to have an endless supply of quilting supplies! I can just quilt all I want, and never run out of stuff. I of course am still on my first quilt. LOL. I chose to hand piece and hand quilt it, so I'm thinking right now it wouldn't take too much. I need to get out the machine and start zipping them through the machine. I need a big old long arm machine and someone to teach me to use it LOL. Then I could really crank out some quilts!!

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  67. Love your block! I have never tried paper piecing although my best friend nags me to try it all the time!! She loves it! I might just try it with your block to see hat all the hoopla is about! My dream is to sew all I want to in my little sewing room! Greatest place on earth!!

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  68. Cute block, like all the extra details and examples too! My dream is to travel to unexpected places around the world and would love to go to Quilt Market in Houston.

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  69. I am dreaming of building and decorating a new house in the next year. I have been making wall hangings and other things that will be for the new house. Plans have been chosen and the colors picked. Now we just have to sell thie house. Wish me luck.

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  70. My current dream is that my son wins his bout with Hodgkins disease,
    and our life can take up, where it left off, when the diagnosis came.
    Hoping the quilt that I am making for him will, make those not so
    good days, more bearable for him.

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  71. Love that block. I just started paper piecing and I love it Now I look for ways to paper piece any block. I would love to have a steady supply of fabric appear in my mailbox every day

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  72. Congratulations! What a pretty block and it seems quite versatile.

    My dream is pretty simple: no more pain for me. If that coame true I could do all the other things I want to. See, I said it was simple. :)

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  73. Your block is very stunning. Thanks so much for a chance to win a copy of the magazine. Hugs

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  74. Oooh, love your block! One of my favorites from this issue! And you know I love me some paper-piecing. : )

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  75. Beautiful block! My dream is to finish my novel. pbstrand@msn.com

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  76. My dream....to finish my farmers wife quilt! Love your block, congrats on being in the magazine!!

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  77. To work in a quilt shop! Love your block. thanks for the chance to win

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  78. So far my dreams are coming true:) I own a quilting business and it is successful:) Yea!!!!
    I just love the block and thought scraps! It would just be bautiful in blues or even greens....ok another project on the list:) haha!!!

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  79. My dream is to have a large studio (to store and organize all my quilty "stuff") and still have a nice space to work in. I have boxes and bins of scraps --- love any quilt that uses them.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  80. I love paper-piecing.
    The method I use is Peggy Martin's book method "Quick strip Paper Piecing". She also teaches a Craftsy class with her method, too. Her method is why I love paper-piecing--it's so quick and easy and no headaches--and no flipping to see if patches are big enough or covering enough space.
    Beautiful star, and I enjoy the piecing options and quilt design!

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  81. I like scrappy and love stars. Paper piecing is not my first love, but I don't hate doing it. :) My dream is to remain healthy long enough to retire and be able to sew to my hearts content. And to make a huge dent in my WIPs (works in progress) while continuing to add to them as I keep trying new things.

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  82. What a very cute block! I have always had a dream of owning a Quilt shop. It probably would never happen, but one can dream :-)

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  83. My dream is to retire and then teach, lecturer, longarm quilt, and make more quilts. My dream came true Aug. 11th.

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  84. your block is wonderful. Hmm a dream? to be able to some day stay home and not have to work.

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  85. I love your block! It is awesome! I dream of having a quiltersgroup here in my region and work together on quilts to comfort people in need!

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  86. My dream is to visit Prince Edward Island. I want to live in the world of Anne of Green Gables! And your block is wonderful!

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  87. I'm old enough that I've done most of the things I'm dreamed about. The exception is I want to go to Paris. I'll keep dreaming.

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  88. My dream is to meet up with everyone gone before me including my pets. Diane, you've created a great block for Vol 6...I'd love the chance to win QM 100 Blocks Vol 6! Sandi

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  89. My dream is to be able to continue to quilt well into my old age - after all, I have enough fabric to last me until I'm about 200 years old!
    sue@asdfwordpro.com

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  90. My dream is to someday open an Etsy shop to sell the items I sew and paint. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I love your block. My dream is to be able to do free motion quilting without any hesitation. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  92. My dream is to someday have the sewing room and new sewing machine to make the most fantastic quilt ever, o.k. maybe I will settle for and new sewing room and machine.

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  93. Gorgeous block. My dream is to retire and focus all my attention on "crafts"..... Thanks for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  94. I have a dream to sale Fabric Bundles. I have enjoyed learning EPP and PP this fall and its really fun, I see some of my favorite colors in this block you are showing. So pretty. Congrats to you too. !! Your a favorite of mine to visit because your enthusiastic..

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  95. What a gorgeous block!!! Truly fantastic. A dream of mine? To have a fourth floor built on my home that would be devoted to ME and my quilting. Built-ins would be positioned perfectly, flooring would be comfy and easy to clean, lighting would be perfect, electrical outlets would be abundant and easily accessed and I would be one happy quilter indeed.

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  96. A dream of mine would be to have a room dedicated for my crafting with a door to keep little ones away from fabric piles!

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  97. My dream: to visit all 50 states in the US and at least one quilt shop in each one! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  98. One of my dreams, to not be intimidated by paper piecing. Maybe your tutorial will be the key! Thank you!

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  99. My dream is to one day own the house I´m now renting :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  100. Congratulations! It's a beautiful block! My dream is to learn and have the time to FMQ!

    Elizabeth
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  101. So, I am running through the streets half naked, and...Oh wait, you meant a good dream. I would like to live in a place that is no where near the city, yet still close to the ocean. Right now I live in the middle of a huge city and close to the ocean, but the city is starting to wear on me a tad.

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  102. I have to agree with SherryB. I to have a dream to visit all 50 states and love the idea visiting quilt shop(s). But I would also love to open my own quilt store. It would be great to talk and see other quilters on a daily basis and share ideas.

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  103. Congratulations! One of my dreams is to go to Norway. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Congratulations on being published in 100 Blocks! My dream is to get a vintage Singer to quilt on - love the bigger harp space (and the low price!).

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  105. Great block and I love how the mixed small and large blocks combined. A dream of mine is to learn how to improve my FMQ.

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  106. My dream is to have my own sewing room someday. That, and a trip to Hawaii!

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  107. Great block!
    I started learning paper piecing this morning. I'll try this one when I am more comfortable with it. One of my dreams would be to become a really good quilter (I keep trying...)

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  108. My dream and current goal is to master free motion quilting...I'm getting there but need lots more practice. I quilt on a regular sewing machine not a long arm

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  109. Hello, that's a wonderful block! One of my dreams is to learn to FMQ and get a sewing machine with more throat space to make FMQ'ing easier. Oops, I guess that's two dreams rolled into one.

    myrna.roy@gmail.com

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  110. I like your pp star block. My dream is to live near the ocean again and be able to walk on the beach every day.

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  111. My dream would be to own a long arm, so I can finish my quilts and make more charity quilts.
    Love your block, really beautiful design to play with and use with different fabrics.

    Debbie

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  112. What a year of change this has been for me. My dream is to have a full time permanent job and a place of my own. All my belongings are in storage, including all my quilty stuff....I have a few pieces that I am working on, but it sure would be nice not to have to live out of suitcases.
    Love, this block....the possibilities are endless.

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  113. Fun block! One of my current dreams is to get a full night's sleep without waking up - impossible at the moment with an infant! Even if she sleeps through the night, I still have to get up to pump!

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  114. My dream is to retire in a few years so I can quilt, quilt, quilt...

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  115. Love this block! My current dream is to overcome my apprehension about free motion quilting so I can do some really fun stuff on all my quilts.

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  116. I love this block! One of my current dreams is to get a new sewing machine!

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  117. This is a really great block - I love paper piecing! My dream is to be published in a quilting magazine as well! Or maybe even a book. I need to keep working on that! Thanks for the chance.

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  118. Super block - very effective as an entire quilt :) One of my dreams is to go to Iceland and see where my Great Grandmother was born. My mother, aunt, nana and second cousin made the trip over to see the old farmstead 20 years ago so I think my sister and I need to go!!

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  119. My dreams? I want my adult children to get their acts together.

    My quilty-dream is to become adept at free motion quilting!

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  120. My dream is to visit Scotland. With a side trip to Ireland.

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  121. My dream was to reach retirement (DONE THIS YEAR) and have time to quilt more.

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  122. My dream is to visit Germany where I was born. I really like your block as it reminds me of string piecing which I love.

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  123. I am new to sewing and my quilting dream is to make Anna Maria Horner's feather quilt someday! I am working hard on my skillset in the meantime!

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  124. My dream is to be able to quilt until my last day on earth. It is so rewarding and relaxing. Well most of the time! LOL! Also to share the love of quilting, sewing and creating with my kids and grandkids and any one who wants to learn.

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  125. One ofmy dreams came true in a big way when I became a grandma, three babies in six weeks! (the first two are twins). I am enjoying being able to sew for them.

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  126. My dream is to finish all the quilting projects that I already have and to have time left to do all the new ones I see and want to do.

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  127. I dream about having all the time needed to make all the quilts I want. Loved your Scrap Attack block and now your Something Springy!

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  128. Like many others I dream to have as much time as I want to do my quilting.
    Linda in Southern Illinois
    Lequilts.blogspot.com

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  129. I dream of Living in Alaska. I've visited there so many times, and I love the people.

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  130. Love your block! I think my dream is to retire and live comfortably so I can play with fabric and sew to my heart's content.

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  132. Paper piecing and stars, one of my favorite quilting activities! I'm retired and am able to spend a lot of time quilting (check off dream #1.)
    My dream now is to have one of my quilts accepted into a juried quilt competition. Just to be accepted would be wonderful!

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  133. congrats on having your block on the cover. so exciting. and what a cool block it is.
    One of my dreams is to travel and camp in every state of the US. thanks for the giveaway.

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  134. My dream, besides having my family happy and healthy, would be to have an actually a sewing machine that has a big enough neck to contain a large quilt!

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  135. If we're talking quilt-related dreams, I'd say that someday I'd like to make a quilt that I designed. I'm really good at following patterns. :-)

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  136. I dream of being able to teach my children the joys of quilting and sewing

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  137. My dream is to have an embroidery machine so I can do the applique stitching I want to do.

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  138. My dream is just to enjoy my days. Right now I'm enjoying sewing.

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  139. Oh how exciting for you and a COVER GIRL TOO! Awesome! Congratulations!!

    One of my dreams was to open a small bakery and coffee shop in our little town because of my love of baking and from nudging of many that I know. Sometimes though, life takes you in other directions and dreams remain just that; a dream. I'm not bitter though because I can still bake all I want now (when I'm able to health wise)and enjoy it instead of working 70+hrs a week.

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  140. I dream of a space of my own for creating!

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  141. My dream would be to have a diploma for dressmaking on my walls. Self taught seamstress, and would love to know more. thanks for sharing a wonderful magazine with us.

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  142. I am fairly new to quilting. I have been collecting material for years so that when I retired I could quilt. Well, that is exactly what I am doing. I have made 2 quilts so far and am working on a third one. I have seen several paper pieced blocks, but your really takes the cake. Thanks for pointing me to your tutorial. I've downloaded it and really want to try paper piecing Something Springy. Congratulations for having your block in 100 Blocks #6 and for getting on the cover!

    TamiChaulk@gmail.com

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  143. I dream of retiring so I can spend my time working on my art. -Sandy

    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  144. My dream is to quilt all the quilts I have pieced and to have no UFO's.

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  145. one of my dreams is to have my grand daughter (she is 3) want to learn to quilt. :)

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  146. Congrats, it's a beautiful block! I would have to say one of my dreams is to have a room big enough for all my sewing/crafting.

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  147. One of my dreams is to use up all of the fabric I have - esp hard since a friend bequeathed her LARGE fabric stash to me (I gave away most of it but kept about 1/4).
    Nice PP block!
    thanks

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  148. lovely block, will definitely be checking out that tutorial on paper piecing haven't tried it yet. dream of having enough money to open quilt shop and spend all my time either quilting/piecing and researching genealogy.

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  149. My dream is to have all my fat quarters organized!

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  150. My dream is to have all my fat quarters organized!

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  151. My dream is to get as many projects done that I dream about. LOL Thanks.

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  152. Congrats,it`s just spectacular.My dream is to have a long arm !

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  153. One dream is Id love to take a quilting cruise, either Alaska or the tropics... and to finish my UFO's!

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  154. One of my dreams is to finish all the quilty projects I have started...but that won't keep me from starting more!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign@ gmail .com

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  155. One of my dreams...to be a pattern designer and teach nationally!

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  156. Congratulations Diane on your published block. Sew sweet for a quilt. My dream is to finish my WDH's quilt that I have been sewing for years. Not this year again. I enjoyed visting today. Judith, Texas

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  157. My dream is to finish all my UFO's and go shopping for new fabric to
    start another collection of them.

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  158. Nice block! My dream is to finish half of my UFOs in the next four years (I have more than 60!)

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  159. I would just love to retire someday, have an RV and be able to travel.

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  160. Congrats on being a Cover Girl! The block is wonderful -- looks even better when it is repeated! My dream is to publish my designs in quilting magazines.

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  161. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine, and how wonderful of you to be on the cover!! My dream is to be a longarm quilter and design my own quilts. To make a living doing it too. I love the block and will have to make it soon. It will be put on my to do list.

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  162. One dream is to make a bedsized quilt for me. So far, I have not kept any of the quilts I've made.

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  163. Someday I hope to own a longarm machine and learn to be as comfortable quilting as I am piecing a top together. Congrats on your block and thanks for the chance to win!

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  164. My dream would be to not have to work but have enough money to support my crafting habits!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  165. My dream is to live long enough to use up all my creativity!!!

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  166. I love paper piecing. But I have never thought of not doing every line. That is such a great idea. Thank you for your creative mind.

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  167. Very cool!! I am proud of you :) It is such an honor to make the book, and I really like your block!!!
    Hope I win!!!

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  168. Congratulations!!! I dream of being skinny and physically fit again like I was 25 years ago while still being able to eat all the chocolate and such that I want to and without having to exercise. If that ain't a dream I don't know what would be.

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  169. I enjoy paper piecing so your star is intriguing. I dream of using up all my stash of fabric for ALL the quilts I have started or planned. I know that really is a dream but a good one.

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  170. My BIG dream was always to learn to quilt, so this summer, after a 7 year (and still going) cancer battle, resulting in a paralyzed hand and loss of some use of one arm, I have started quilting with the help of a friend. I love it. Boy will my oncologist be surprised and thrilled that I've tackled a new hobby. Haven't tried paper piecing, it scares me, but I love the look.

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  171. I would love to have a pattern for sale (and have people actually buy it LOL) and then something in 100 blocks Volume 23 LOL!!

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  172. I dream of working in a real quilt shop again. I had the privilege from 2008-2010, but sadly it closed. Congrats on being on the cover!!!

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  173. I want to take classes at the Appliqué Academy.

    Love the block and paper piecing. Congrats on being selected for the magazine.

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  174. I would love to write a book and have started several!
    Love your block and can't wait for the magazine!

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  175. I dream of FMQ on my sewing machine - making wonderful feathers, swirls and stippling. Put aside that I need to learn how to FMQ and there are multiple back procedures must go through before can sit at a machine again. This is a dream, right.

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  176. One of my dreams is to live in the mountains. Thanks for a great block!

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  177. LOVE your block!! Very, very cool!!

    My dreams are usually pretty wierd..a couple of nights ago I dreamed I was cleaning a swimming pool...weird!

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  178. I dream of being a professional quilter and dog kennel owner. Those are my 2 most favorite things in the world. I love your block as I really enjoy paper piecing.

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  179. My dream is to have the time to do all the projects that run through my head! Congratulations on having your block published - I love it and the colors! I will probably check out your paper piecing tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win and the tutorial.

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  180. I would love to go to Sweden some day. Many congrats on being published!!

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  181. My dream is to someday have a great quilting machine- lots of quilts ready and dreams of more to come

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  182. My Dream is to get all my projects done!

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  183. Great block!
    My dream is to finish my UFOs!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  184. One of my dreams is to relocate to a warmer state during the winter months. Congratulations on being in this most recent edition of 100 blocks. Your satr is awesome and like the paly of little big with your quilt mock up.

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  185. It's a great block! My dream is to someday use all my stash...wouldn't that be something!

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  186. This is lovely. I like the look of it on point. I would love to retire and have more time to sew!

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  187. one of my dreams is to have more hours in the day (even though I am retired) so that I could make all the quilts that are in my head and stacks of patterns and books and still have time to do the quilts for others that I would like to do...will keep on making some quilts for others and some for me as long as I can.

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  188. My dream is fairly simple but will be hard for me to actually do. I would love to live near the ocean or a lake ... well, any body of water would probably do although I prefer the beach mostly. Thanks for doing this give-away.

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  189. Fabulous block! My dream is to visit Finland! thank you!

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  190. My dream is attainable - I dream of my retirement (2 years?) when I have all the time I want to quilt. I make charity quilts for children in the Pediatric Infusion Therapy Unit (kids' chemo) at Mayo Clinic/St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester MN. I have LOTS of fabric. 100 Quiltblocks and more time would let me make more quilts!!

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  191. I read your tutorial on paper piecing and thought it was well done. I plan to do some paper piecing once I get my Christmas gift sewing done - in other words, probably not until next year.
    One of my dreams is to have my own crafting studio. It will have to wait until my husband retires and we move to be close to the kids (wherever they settle). Winning the lottery would help, too!

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