Thursday, May 5, 2016

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 13 - Cloud Burst - Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour!



I am so excited to have a block called Cloud Burst in Volume 13 of the 100 Blocks magazine by Quiltmaker.  This is my fourth block to appear in the 100 Blocks magazines and the first time my block has appeared on the cover (the middle of the top row of blocks).  You can see my previous 100 Blocks: Sewing Triangles included in Volume 10 and Outlined Plus in Volume 11, and Paper Star in Volume 12.

Cloud Burst is a paper pieced block design with some unusual angles and shapes that I designed in EQ7 utilizing the Kaleidoscope Block function within the Serendipity block design tab.  I started with one of my more simple block designs, ran it through the Kaleidoscope Block function, and then continued to play with the design until I came up with Cloud Burst.  If you have EQ7, you should give the functions within the Serendipity tab a try, you can get some very unique block designs! 

Here is the block repeated in a lap size quilt:



Cloud Burst is a relatively complex block so I played around with quilt top designs (using sashing, borders, and negative space) to maximize the impact of the block while minimizing the piecing time.







I think that the sashing really gives the quilt a whole different look.

The next two rendering use some full and some partial blocks to finish off the plus part of the block design.




I hope that you have enjoyed all of these renderings of Cloud Burst being used in different quilt tops to see how versatile the block is. 

Make sure you stop by Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, for some great prizes and a complete list of blog tour participants! 




Now on to the Giveaways (yes plural!):



Prize 1: Quiltmaker is sponsoring the giveaway of a copy of 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 13.  This magazine drawing is open to everyone-international included.  The magazine will be shipped directly from Quiltmaker's.








Prize 2:  I also have a copy 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 13 plus a printed version of On a "Jelly" Roll, my most popular printed  pattern to giveaway.  This giveaway is open to everyone-international included and will be shipped from me.



To Enter:  

1.  Leave a comment, any comment.  If you would like a topic, you can tell me your favorite size quilt to make.

2.  My followers (old or new) get a bonus entry.  Leave a second comment with how you follow.  (You can follow by BloglovinEmailInstagram.)

The giveaway will run for 1 week, until 8 pm EST on Thursday May 12th.  I try to respond to each and every comment I get on my blog, but with giveaway posts the numbers are usually too great to do this.  PS - 
If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your e-mail address so I have a way of contacting you if you win.

** Giveaway now closed, thanks to all that entered! **




351 comments:

  1. I make a lot of different sized quilts. Baby quilts are the easiest to finish but oversized lap quilts are the most useful.

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  2. I follow via Bloglovin and via Instagram (I'm sckett)

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  3. I really like the look with sashing. I follow with Bloglovin.

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  4. I started out making mostly bed quilts or wall hangings, but my favorite now is lap quilts.

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  5. I like making lap size to twin size quilts mostly. If I had a long arm...then larger quilts would be fun to sew too!

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  6. I follow on Bloglovin and Instagram

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  7. Wow, the sashing really does give it a whole different look and adds fun secondary design. Congratulations for making the cover! :)

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  8. Congrats on making the cover! I really like the rendering with the single block, very striking!

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  9. Congratulations! I love the two modern layouts (the first two are fab too!)

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  10. I generally make a large twin or double bed sized quilt. I have made three California king sized ones for special people...

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  11. Awesome! What a striking block. I make all sizes really. Just depends on who it's for.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I'm a follower via IG (@usairdoll)

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Fabulous block!! Congrats! I enjoy making full size quilts or queen! thanks!!

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  14. I am a follower w/ bloglovin!

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  15. I follow with feedly and blog lovin.'

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  16. That looks like a fun block to make. Lately I have been making my quilts 42" x 72". This is the size required for our servicemen/women on deployment.,I make and send about one a month to our AUSSIE HEROES.....
    aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com.au

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  17. I love appliqué but for the sake of having accomplished something I have been making baby quilts

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  18. I'm already a bloglovin follower

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  19. I'm an engineer also and now that my kids are out of the house I wanted to quilt more. I like to design my own pattern soon.

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  20. I'm following you on Bloglovin.

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  21. gorgeous block, thanks for the give away

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  22. I love how your block combines in multiples. Lots of possibilities there!

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  23. My favorite used to be queen sized, but now I'm making more donation quilts and I make more large lap sized. Your block is great-I like it with the sashing!

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  24. I follow you by email and bloglovin!

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  25. I pretty much stick to baby and lap quilts so I can quilt them myself easily. Thanks.

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  26. I love unique quilt blocks and yours certainly fits the bill. funnylady93@COMCAST.NET

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  27. Your mystery QAL looks like fun! thanks for a chance to win.

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  28. Such a beautiful block! I like to mostly make lap quilts. They're done much faster than bed-sized quilts. :)

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  29. Congratulations! I like how it makes a secondary pattern at the intersections...both with and without the sashing. Well done.

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  30. I follow on Bloglovin and Instagram. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Wonderful block! I make all sizes of quilts but have been trying to do more lap or twin size for Project Linus.

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  32. Clod burst is a cool block design! Congratulations for being in the magazine !
    Susie

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  33. Congratulations Cheryl! I love all the different layouts, maybe the one with 4 blocks the best :) I love making quilts at least 6' tall...so 72" x whatever....Inspired by several too short quilts I have made...these days they just have to be long enough!

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  34. Thats a wonderful design and i would be very happy, if i won a magazine ! thanks for your very lovely ideas.

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  35. I´following you by mail and bloglovin

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  36. Cloud Burst is what I meant in my first comment! I follow you by email .
    Susie

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  37. I tend to make lap sized quilts. The sizes vary though.

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  38. I follow you via Bloglovin' (and feedly!)

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  39. Your block is awesome. My fave quilt size is a lap quilt because it is easy for me to quilt on my standard machine.

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  40. I follow via email. I like making sizes that fit beds.

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  41. I follow your blog on InoReader. I prefer to make bed-sized quilts. I have plenty of fabric, so why not?

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  42. Your 4th block to be in the mag is so lovely..

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  43. Your cloud burst block is wonderful and your color choices make it shine!! I will definitely have to try the serendipity tab in EQ7. ;)

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  44. I follow you on Instagram and via email. ;)

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  45. I love to make the throw size quilts. I have made several queen size, but they take so long to finish, and I am always ready to the next one!!

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  46. Love the variations of this block - thanks for sharing. I enjoy making quilted items from old cloths recycling them all into something new - and I also love working with new fabrics. And i follow you via email.

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  47. I love this block! Excited to try my hand at it. I follow you on Bloglovin

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  48. I like all sizes. I have made everything from king to mini.

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  49. Love the variations of this block - thanks for sharing. I enjoy making quilted items from old cloths recycling them all into something new - and I also love working with new fabrics. And i follow you via email.

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  50. Love the variations of this block - thanks for sharing. I enjoy making quilted items from old cloths recycling them all into something new - and I also love working with new fabrics.

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  51. I'm a follower of yours via email - thanksl

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  52. Great block! Love seeing your different options for turning it into a quilt! I like making large lap size quilts since they're easier for me to quilt myself, while still keeping us warm!

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  53. My favorite size quilt to make would be a baby quilt, but most often I make queen size quilts because people like that for their bed!

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  54. I follow you on bloglovin

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  55. This really is an intruiging block, not to mention that I love paper piecing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. I like to make throw quilts and I like your block!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  57. I follow you by email.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  58. Love this block, thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. I really like the looks of that last version, fun block design! Congratulations :)

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  60. Beautiful block. Love the pieces with lots of negative space. Follow on email.

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  61. Your block is very interesting. I prefer to make twin size or smaller quilts.

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  62. congratulations. i love your block. so pretty. i love to make baby quilts.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  63. i follow you by email
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  64. Nice block, I like your choice of color for the negative space.

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  65. I love a lap size quilt because its easy to quilt in my home machine. I will do battle this summer with an 80 x 67 monster! I would send it to a longarmer, but my piecing is a bit embarassing.

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  66. I follow through instagram as honey81619

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  67. I like this block , the way the blocks interlock it looks like complicated epp

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  68. I like large quilts because they use up more fabric!

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  69. Beautiful block! I usually make baby quilts.

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  70. I make mostly charity quilts and the majority are baby to large lap sized. Quilts this size i can quilt on my home machines, anything larger I have to get done because my shoulders just can't take all that shuffling and pulling.
    Kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  71. I like to make twin to full sized quilts

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  72. You have designed such a pretty block!! Thanks for showing the different options! It will be fun to make!

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  73. Thank you for a chance to win. I like to make lap size quilts. They are big enough to keep you warm, but not to big to handle. I am currently working on a queen size quilt that has been three years in the making and I am so ready to be done with it. (Top done, just need to get the quilting done).

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  74. I receive your emails letting me know when the blog is update.

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  75. I follow you through email subscription. Great ideas and designs!! Thanks!

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  76. Your block is lovely! I like to make lap quilts...I think the larger ones are better with a size of maybe 60 x 70 ish :-) Thank you for the sweet giveaway. I love your On the Jelly Roll pattern...was looking at it just the other day.

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  77. Thanks for sharing your block. My fav size quilt is lap sized (50x70 or so) because I can easily quilt in my home machine.

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  78. I get your emailed blog posts/newsletters.

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  79. Love your block I have been a follower for some time. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  80. I follow via email.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  81. My favorite size quilt to make is at least a full or queen size.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  82. After wrestling to quilt a queen size quilt, I think my new favorite quilt for a while will be lap size. Haha

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  83. I follow you via Bloglovin

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  84. I love the block! It seems that I'm always making queen and king size quilts. I think I just get carried away!

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  85. Great block, I love all the different looks you can make from it. I like making throw size quilts the best.

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  86. I usually make King and Queen, but I do some baby and lap on occasion.

    I love your block.

    Caryn
    caspharm@yahoo.com

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  87. I loved the block when I saw it alone, but it is so lovely how it looks once it's in a quilt- I love when blocks make a secondary design when joined!!

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  88. Congratulations on making the cover of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! I love your Cloud Burst block. Even though I enjoy making all types and sizes of quilts, my favorites are wall hangings and table runners. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  89. Pretty block, like seeing the different colorways and layouts. You are my falorite block for todays hop. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  90. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  91. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a beginner quilter, and started a quilt a long time ago, which I hope will get finished shortly after I retire (soon, soon!), as I don't have much time right now. It was originally envisioned as a twin size quilt for my niece's (then) bed, but now she has a queen bed (I think), so I'm working on growing it.

    Jan - vtcjan@yahoo.com

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  92. Intriguing design. Love the more modern settings. I used to make mostly bed-sized (crib, queen or larger)quilts, but lately I make a lot more throw sized, as I can easily quilt them on my Bernina.

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  93. I have been following your blog now for awhile via email.

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  94. Any size. Thanks for the giveaway. tljeo@yahoo.com

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  95. I really like your design, especially the single setting near the bottom of this post. Thanks for sharing and for the give-away.

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  96. I like your block and think it would suit me being it is a paper piecing, which, in my humble opinion, really makes difficult blocks come together.

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  97. I follow your blog via Bloglovin' and I've completed a Meadow Mist Design's Mystery quilt. Paper piecing is still a method I haven't tried so I look forward to sewing this block. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  98. Fun block--thanks for showing the possibilities!

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  99. I really do like the different renditions you showed us. I am not always impressed with a block until I see what you can do with it. Thanks for showing us that.

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  100. WOW I really enjoyed seeing all those rendering of Cloud Burst being used in different quilt tops to see and believe for myself how versatile your block really is. It is really amazing. You have amazing talent and I enjoy all that you do for us, your followers. Thank you for being a part of QM's 100 blocks and the chance to win either Prize 1 or Prize 2. Hoping you have a wonderful Mother's Day to enjoy.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net.

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  101. Have been following thru emails. Love your blog and enjoy visiting you.

    Sandi Timmons

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  102. What a great block - I especially love the way you can create stars in the corners. I love to make BIG lap quilts - something that can be tossed on top of a bed as well. Thanks for the fab block and the great giveaway!

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  103. I follow via email. Happily.

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  104. Your block is so pretty in the quilt layouts! My favorite size quilt would be either a lap or a neonatal 36" sq. quilt.

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  105. Congratulations for making the magazine once again. I like making wall hangings and table runners since I do the quilting myself.

    Pat K
    yfg3749@yahoo.com

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  106. I don't have a favorite size. I just enjoy the process

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  107. I follow on bloglovin and instagram

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  108. I love to make throw size quilts so I can finish it myself from start to finish.

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  109. Your block is amazing and I must try to use my EQ program more often. Thanks for sharing how you made you block.
    djcutting2@gmail.com

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  111. I follow you by email, don't want to miss anything.
    djcutting2 at gmail dot co

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  112. I follow by Email. Thank you for this giveaway!!

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  113. I really love your block and the quilts you designed from them. My favorite size to piece is baby quilts because they go together fast!

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  114. What a cool block! I usually make lap or queen-sized. Lap size because they are quick and useful for TV watching, gifts, even to display on walls; queen-size because I like bed-sized quilts best but actually quilting queens is a bit of a problem!

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  115. I follow via email--fingers crossed! thanks for chance

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  116. I am rather new and I am learning a lot. Your block looks so "delicate" and pretty.

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  117. Beautiful block. It looks amazing! I love to make wall hanging and throws as there are so many quilt designs I want to try. So many projects, and so little time!

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  118. I follow you on Bloglovin'.

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  119. I follow through bloglovin and email.

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  120. I'm not sure what size quilt I prefer. Probably smaller is easier to do the quilting.

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  121. My favorite size quilt to make is a twin quilt. I actually make quilts for all kids that go to college and twin is the perfect size for dorm beds. I am following you on Instagram. My user name there is quiltedbyme. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

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  122. I love the drama of this block. I think I prefer sashing to none, but I really like the idea of alternate blocks filling out the corner patterns with a more open space in the center. Kind of like a giant Irish chain. I prefer to make bed sized quilts, but I probably make as many display quilts as quilts for beds.

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  124. I follow you by e-mail. Also by BlogLovin' (I think) and Instagram.

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  125. What an interesting block --- and thanks for all the ideas. I particularly like the ones with the partial block surrounding the original --- I'm going to give that a try :-)
    quiltschon@att.net

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  126. I get your newsletter. Tljeo@yahoo.com

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  127. I have signed up to become a follower by e-mail. I'm looking forward to receiving mail from you.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  128. I am into baby/child size quilts (42"x52") as I sell them at craft shows.

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  129. I tend to make wall or lap sized quilts.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  130. I like to make lap sized quilts.

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  131. My favorite size to make is a throw. It's quicker to put together than a bed quilt and it's easier to FMQ it on my machine.

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  132. I like big quilts, because I want even my throw quilts large enough to tuck under my feet, so I normally go with about a twin size or bigger.

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  133. I follow you everywhere...it could be called stalking but we won't go there...right?

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  134. I usually do wall hanging or mini size...I like your block,more the last two picture ...have a modern look....thank you ...marta...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  135. I enjoy following you by email and Bloglovin!

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  136. Love this block and the different settings you show it in. Gonna have to track this magazine down.

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  137. I think I follow you on all platforms I can :) But if you would like me to choose one, Bloglovin.

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  138. Congratulations on being a cover girl! I love your Cloud Burst block...I think the single block rendering would make a gorgeous pillow!

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  139. Nice block. I make mostly table runners, because they can be finished more quickly.

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  140. Loved your block, so many possibilities with it. Now I need to go back and look at your mystery quilt, like I need another project, right... Natalie rogineering@yahoo.com

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  141. Loved your block, so many possibilities with it. Now I need to go back and look at your mystery quilt, like I need another project, right... Natalie rogineering@yahoo.com

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  142. Love your block and looking forward to making it. Most of the quilts that I make are table or wall hanging size,

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  143. I already follow your blog via email. And, love to read your posts.

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  144. I mostly make lap size quilts. Its a size I can handle and makes a nice gift. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  145. HI,what a neat block this is>Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  146. Like the four block setting. Fun!

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  147. I like this block and all the ways you can make it.

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  148. Love the block! I usually make a lap size quilt.

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  149. Love the block! I usually make a lap size quilt.

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  150. I follow you on Bloglovin under my other email (my last name followed by and 'n'). Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  151. A great block and the sashing really makes it pop. I usually make a lap size mostly for donation but I'm starting on some larger quilts for graduation next year. rmgsummers @ yahoo . com

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  152. I follow you through Bloglovin'. rmgsummers @ yahoo . com

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  153. I follow you on bloglovin, and email.

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  154. Very nice block. Love the secondary stars and diamonds.

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  155. Great block, I really like the way it looks in your quilt layouts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  156. When I first looked at your block, I admit, I took a very deep breath and thought "Oh no!". I then was relieved to see it is paper pieced. Definitely want to try it.

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  157. I make a lot of twin size quilts for charity.

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  158. I am a follower of your blog via bloglovin'

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  159. I follow you via bloglovin. Love your patterns. I have several.

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  160. Great block. This block may encourage me to do a paper pieced block. Once I learned pattern drafting I rarely used patterns anymore. I know my paper piecing hesitation is mental not skill related but this block my help with that. My interested is piqued.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  161. I follow your blog via Bloglovin and enjoy viewing your creativity.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  162. I like to make lap size quilts.

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  163. Blown away by your block and many different settings you've shown. Modern and cool - just what I'd expect from you!

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  164. I follow you via Bloglovin (lalaluu at yahoo dot com)

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  165. I like making lap-size quilts - very versatile, and quick to whip up!

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  166. I follow you through bloglovin'

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  167. Those sashings really look great, but my favorite is the pair of blocks intersecting.

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  168. I love your block! My favorite for the day. I like to make quilts big enough to cover me when I take a nap. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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