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100 Blocks Quiltmaker's Vol. 6

I love being apart of this Volume #6 in the Quiltmaker's 100 Block magazine. I am always excited to share my block.


My inspiration comes from the wonderful shades from Riley Blake Designs.
We have a variety of colors to choose from.


When combining colors I like the element of surprise with a subtle basic color to keep the colors from being too overbearing.


For the element of surprise color I chose the coral and lime and for the basic color I chose gray.


Of course, you have to have the light cream color to break up all the colors and give the eye a place to rest.


Thus the combination of bold brights and muted basics 
creates a block that is pleasing to the eye and not too busy.


This block uses a half square triangle combination. 
You can see the pinwheel block that the half square triangles create.


When making half square triangles I like to place 2 blocks with right sides together. Trace a line from corner to corner on the wrong side. Sew 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. Trim on the line. Press. 
You will have 2 half square triangles.


This block is quick and easy. It would look good as an alternate block or an all over quilt block.
I will be giving away 2 volumes of this magazine below. 
Please leave your comment about why you love this magazine. 


Happy Sewing!

Jina

Comments

  1. I like seeing new blocks and getting new ideas.

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  2. Well, considering that I *LOVE* pinwheel blocks, I do believe your quilt could quickly become one of my very favorite blocks!! Wouldn't it look fabulous as an allover quilt!!! Love it!!

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  3. Your block is new to me--love it!. I have never had this magazine before but I would probably say that I would like it because of the variety.

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  4. Nice block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.
    mhinders@myclearwave.net

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  5. Ohh! This is a great block! It would be good on it's own, or with a friend. I love Quiltmakers mag because it showcases a variety of types of projects that are realistic for many of us.

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  6. I love all the different type of blocks that are highlighted in the magazine. It gives me a chance to explore different styles.

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  7. Jina ~ I LOVE your block. The way it angles across the center of the block is very unique.

    I have been a subscriber to Quiltmaker for a few years now since learning to quilt and have every issue so far of 100 Blocks except the very first one. I started getting interested in quilting after the first issue had been released and didn't know then that I would want to buy them all.
    I think the biggest reason I like the magazine is for the great pictures and all the instructions are easily written for a beginner to understand. That really helps anyone be able to pick up the magazine and read through and be able to follow along.

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  8. I love your color combination. I like the magazine because it gives me many more things to add to my to do list!

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  9. Great block and those colors are wonderful. I think they would make a great baby quilt. I love this magazine because there are so many different blocks. i like paper piecing, pieced blocks and applique and they are all there.

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  10. Love your block - thanks for sharing. I love the 100 Blocks magazines because where else could you find that many wonderful and varied quilt blocks to try out. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. Your block and blog are really great. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful block and fabric choices. I love the magazine and how I can mix and match the different blocks to make quilts or just one block repeated to make a quilt, so many possibilities.

    Debbie

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  13. Inspiration is why I like this magazine....pure inspiration and lots of it!

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  14. I love this magazine because of the great variety of blocks. There is something for everyone and for every type of project. It really inspires creativity.

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  15. This magazine is so packed with inspiration and ideas, that I have torn them apart and used them in a binder. I was dog earring them too much and started to look like a preschooler had gotten a hold of them! Well loved I should say! Congrats on your block being included!!!

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  16. I love the magazine because it is so inspiring. I love the imagination that the designers have when putting their blocks together. Thanks for the opportunity to win an issue!

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  17. The better question is what's NOT to love?!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of QM's Volume 6! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  18. I LOVE this series of books. They are so inspiring; you can do so much with them. Plus there are projects for all levels of craftsmanship and interests!

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  19. I´ve never own a magazine in this serie, but I think it would inspire me in my quilting!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  20. I love all the great inspiration in these magazines, as well as meeting so many great quilters and designers through the blog hops!

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  21. I like the variety in style of all the blocks. A smorgasbord! Thanks for th chance to win!

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  22. I love this magazine for the originality of the block patterns and for the variety of techniques used. It's interesting to see the work of so many different designers as well.

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  23. Congrats and I like your block because of the varitey of fabrics that can be used. I think this block would make a great quilt with a secondary design showing up.

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  24. Like your block. I think the color combinations are wonderful and the block could be set in so many ways.

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  25. I have enjoyed the 100 Blocks for all the inspiration. So many amazing designs and creative uses of blocks. Thanks for sharing a copy of the latest issue.

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  26. I have every issue so far... It is a constant source of inspiration and have used several of the blocks.

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  27. Great block. Would love to win a copy of the magazine. I have all, and love them. Thank you for the chance to win one.

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  28. Love your block! What a neat way to use pinwheels! I love the mag for all the eye candy and ideas1

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  29. Nice block. I see it making a zig zag quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. Hugs

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  30. I like the way the color in your block resembles watercolors. I like that this magazine gives so much information -- both editorial and instructional. And I like learning about other people and their ideas. Keeps me fresh!
    -Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  31. Cute block! I love all of the different blocks in the magazine. There are so many combinations of blocks that you can use for a unique quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  32. I love the simplicity of this block! Congratulations.

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  33. Great block! So versatile!
    I love the colours you've chosen
    Thank you for sharing!

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  34. Great block! I like blocks with a diagonal design - you can twist and turn the blocks to get tons of patterns. I have all of these magazines except for the first one. I love flipping through the pages and getting inspired to sew!

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  35. Love the block! And the magazine is such a great source of inspiration!

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  36. What's not to like - the magazine runs the gamut from piecing to applique - something for everyone and such great ideas!!!

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  37. Great block! Wouldn't it be great to zigzag blocks like this across a quilt? I love the 100 Block issues for all the great variety and inspiration.

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  38. Oh, there are so many possibilities for your block, and that's what I love about the 100 Blocks magazine--figuring out how to use the blocks!

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  39. The 100 Blocks magazines give me so many ideas for making my own quilts!

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  40. I am new to this magazine. But I love the idea and can't wait to see it.

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  41. I just love the eye candy. All the blocks are so much fun!

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  42. I love all the creative ideas and use of the variety of fabrics.

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  43. You pinwheels are so pretty, love the diagonal set.

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  44. I love this magazine because all the wonderful blocks, there are there, it's just amazing!!

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  45. I love the 100 Blocks issues because I always find blocks that I want to make and love the results. I have a tabletop quilt hanger and right now have a block on it from Volume 3, so I'm sure I'll find many blocks, such as yours, that will be perfect for my projects.

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  46. Thanks for sharing your very versatile block. So many color possibilities, so many uses!

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  47. I love this magazine for all the ideas and inspiration. Love your block! Congrats on getting your block in the magazine!

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  48. I love this magazine because it can always provide a spark of creativity or inspiration! Love your block!

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  49. I love the 100 Blocks issues because it gets my creative juices flowing. I see so many wonderful ideas and I want to make them all!

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  50. I love soft colors and this would make a great alternate block. This magazine is a wonderful source of inspiration--proof that any of us can create our own new disign.

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  51. I love this magazine--it's a great one to read while sipping a cup of coffee and planning my next project.

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  52. I love this magazine because I love making blocks and I got lots of inspirations from the designers :)

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  53. Sometimes we just need a little bit of (or a lot) inspiration. That's what magazines like this are for!

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  54. Your block is very pretty, great choice of colors.

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  55. I love the magazine because you have so may options, All sorts of projects op up in my head when I see so many gorgeous blocks. Thanks. Vivian

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  56. I love this magazine because it opens my eyes to different possibilities.

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  57. I saw the magazine first time a half year ago. It is completely different from our Czech quilt magazines. This has much ads and also more ideas and possibilities. And link to blogs, where you can find another inspiration.

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  58. I love this magazine because there are always blocks that I want to make, and I keep referring to the issue over and over. Yours is one of the blocks that I like.

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  59. Great block! I enjoy this magazine because of the variety in each issue. Our guild will be doing a block swap for Christmas and you can bet that I'm going to be pushing the use of this magazine for block inspiration.

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  60. Love you block. The magazine is great because the blocks give us quilters so many new ideas. Thanks for the block.

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  61. I love this magazine because of all the possibilities. Now matter what your style is you are sure to find something that you like.

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  62. This is a great magazine. I haven't seen it before. I am loving getting to see all the different blocks and the quilters who design them. It allows me a chance to peek in their individual creativity by not only looking at their blocks but also seeing the pictures on their blogs. I love the soft colors of this block with the gray - wouldn't have thought to use gray like this. Thanks for sharing :)

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  63. I love your block, and the for that reason I lov the magazine too! Where else to get 100 patterns from so many great designers for such a tiny price? So great!

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  64. The wide variety of blocks means I'm guaranteed to be greatly inspired. soparkaveataoldotcom

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  65. I love your block. I love the magazine because there are so many ideas packed into it every month. I love the 100 Blocks specialty magazine also because there are so many wonderful block ideas to expand on, it is great. congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

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  66. I love your block...it is so striking. Since I am a brand new quilter, I actually have never seen this magazine so this blog tour is my first exposure to it. From what I have seen on the blog tour, I would think that the magazine offers tons of inspiration. Congratulations on having your block published and thanks for sharing.

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  67. Getting fresh ideas in one magazine is great. Thanks for the chance to win

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  68. I love playing with 1/2 square triangles. The book has so many wonder blocks to try.

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  69. So many possibilities to choose from -- especially for those who like to make all types of blocks, be they applique, rotary cut, paper-pieced or whatever.

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  70. I love the magazine because it has a such a variety of blocks and types of quilting. It really is a teaching tool in itself.

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  71. I love these magazines because they give me lots of inspiration.

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  72. I love 100 Blocks because it always gives me a new idea. And I think your block is simply refreshing, with its colors and its shapes.

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  73. I love the magazine because it inspires me with teh blocks and the settings. Some I have never even thought of!
    Keep up the good work!

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  74. I love this book because I can get great patterns to make quilts.

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  75. I have collected all the volumes of this magazine because they are such a wonderful resource for design and inspiration. I think your block would be wonderful combined with others to provide secondary designs.

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  76. My quilt group makes many quilts that require 12" blocks. Volumes 1 -5 have been a great source of inspiration. I really like your block, congrats on getting in Volume 6!

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  77. This block is great. I can visualize it in an allover pattern zigzagging across the way. Like the Riley Blake fabrics too.

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  78. I have vol 2-5 and eagerly await each new edition. The entire magazine is such a great resource with tips and hints, patterns and tutorials. What's not to love in the magazine??? Having 100 new ideas at my fingertips that cover all aspects of quilting and not just one thing? Priceless! Thanks for the chance, and I LOVE the simplicity of your block :)

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  79. This magazine is great because of all the inspiration! I love the different quilt layouts. You are introduced to new designers.

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  80. Hey Jina!
    The mag is such a fun way to dream away an hour or two!

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  81. I have never actually had my little hands on one but I sure would like to!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. I love it because there are so many different types of blocks and they are so inspirational. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Your block is cute, I love the colors you put together. The block book is great for ideas when you can't decide what to make.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  84. I just thoroughly enjoy all the blocks in this magazine --- there is something for everyone. ...and, in my case, I want to make many, many! Pinwheel blocks are favorites
    quiltschon@att.net

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  85. I love the 100 Blocks magazine because it provides tons of inspiration and because it has something for everyone regardless of taste, style, and abilities.

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  86. Great block - I love pinwheels and I love your color & fabric choice. Congrats on being published and thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  87. Such cute pinwheels! congratulations on a great block!

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  88. The 100 Blocks magazine is an unending source of inspiration for me. There are blocks for every occasion, every color line, every quilt!
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  89. Pinwheels are my favorite! 100 Blocks Magazine is a wonderful source for inspiration, it's almost like a quilters bible.

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  90. The blocks included are always so inspirational and creative. A wonderful resource.

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  91. I like the 100 Blocks magazines because of all the variety - techniques, colors, shapes, etc.

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  92. Sweet pinwheels! I love the magazine for all the different ideas it holds.

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  93. If you ever feel your mojo has left you, just page through the magazine and some creative design block will get you going again. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! Thank you!

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  94. It gives you such a variety of blocks and different techniques to try. has helped me try new techniques that would not have.

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  95. Among other things, just the amount of inspiration packed in those pages...no matter what mood I'm in (piecing, applique, etc.) I can find something to inspire me! (pbstrand@msn.com)

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  96. I love the variety of ideas offered in the magazine. I don't automatically gravitate towards solids, but your block is compelling. The colors are great! Congrats and thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. What's not to like about this magazine?!? Filled with pages of creative inspiration!!! Love your block, by the way! :)

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  98. I really like this - it would make a good alternate block, just like you said.... hhmm got my thinking cap on!
    Beth in Dallas

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  99. I love this magazine because all those blocks are great for inspiration.

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  100. I like the variety of blocks and choices this magazine gives. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  101. I love this magazine because there are SO many different styles of blocks! It doesn't matter what type of quilts you do, this has blocks for everyone and it inspires me to try new things!
    NyRoraback@gmail.com

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  102. Oh, goodie, another one I could use scraps and then use a blender for the background. Love it!

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  103. This magazine is a wealth of ideas for a quick quilt or one with more planning and thought.

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  104. I haven't read the magazine ever but love your block. The colors are great and the block would work well with other alternate blocks to form great secondary patterns.
    Good job,
    Nancy in SC
    mommabee24 at the gee mail place

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  105. I love your block because it has traditional elements with a modern twist. I like the magazine because it provides so much inspiration.

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  106. I love your block and the pinwheel design.

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  107. that's a great block!! I can think of a multitude of ways to use it!! your color choices are very nice, too. :) I love this magazine for so many reasons...I have collected them all and refer to them often. I enjoy that it categorizes the blocks by technique, and that challenges me to work out of my comfort zone!! I also like that I find so many new quilt artists through the magazine....that is always soooo fun!!
    mhardey (at)ymail(dot)com

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  108. Love this block. The new book will be a good one.

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  109. I love the variety in the magazine...pieced....applique..traditional...modern.... all neat!

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  110. I get so much inspiration from the 100 Blocks volumes! That's why I love them. So far, I have 3 - I missed the first two.

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  111. I like your block and would like to make it with a dark background and bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. I have all of the issues and love looking through them. So many great ideas!

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  112. Pretty fun! The diagonal set inside a block is pretty creative!
    Thanks and congrats!

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  113. I love soft colors and this would make a great alternate block.

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  114. The 100 Blocks magazine has opened my eyes to a whole array of patterns that are new and different. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  115. I love the variety of blocks in it and have used it so many times for my bees.

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  116. I'm always amazed that the creativity of the designers.

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  117. I love Quiltmaker blocks because of the variety. I can always find embroidery and applique and paperpiecing. I can find geometric and free form and many nostalgic as well as terribly CUTE ones. What fun. something wonderful for everyone scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  118. This magazine is a great resource to go to when planning a new quilted project.

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  119. Your block is neat and love the fabric. I'm a beginner and I love how there are blocks at different levels. So much inspiration and something I can have and use forever. Thank you for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. The blocks have a wide range of styles and many are very fresh and different.

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  121. I like it because of the variety and a great resource.

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  122. This magazine always gets me excited to start quilting--so many ideas and options, and the size of the blocks means they translate well into small projects.

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  123. Because of all the ideas, of course.

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  124. Not only does it provide me inspiration to start a new project, but also motivates me to finish some that I have started.

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  125. Cute block. The magazine is so versatile with so many options.

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  126. This magazine is so inspiring! Love seeing all the blocks, yours is wonderful!

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  127. The magazine is inspiration overload, anytime I'm stalled all I have to do is start flipping through a copy and the ideas flow. Thanks.

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  128. This magazine has so many ideas. It's a great way to show all the different blocks that designers share. Can't wait to get one!

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  129. This magazine is so inspiring - there are so many talented designers (like yourself) out there!

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  130. I love this magazine, because I really love that real people do the blocks, and we are introduced to them. It's really cool and a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win. I love your block and Riley Blake fabrics SO much. I have so many ideas dancing in my head of what I could do with your block

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  131. I love the magazine for all the variety. I'm bound to find the perfect block in it!

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  132. I LOVE your block Jina! 100 Blocks is a fun magazine because we see so many fun blocks like yours all in one spot!

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  133. Love your block! I just love all the ideas!

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  134. I love the magazine because of all the cool and creative ideas from the designers, thanks scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  135. I love this magazine...it's my favorite...so many great block ideas and quilt inspirations with clear instructions and great eye candy!

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  136. Very cool -- a pinwheel ladder!

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  137. I love this magazine because there is something to appeal to everyone- lots of variety - piecing, applique, embroidery, etc. I always find lots of inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  138. My first book of Quiltmaker blocks was Volume 5 and I was inspired to create a paper foundation block, which was a new process for me. Turned out cute!!

    Sure to be lots of variety in Volume 6 and I'm looking for more interesting blocks to work into a project. Your block could lend itself to a variation of an Irish chain. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  139. Jina, I think I love the fact that 100 gorgeous blocks are designed by 100 different very talented people and that I get to visit a multitude of great blogs along the way. This is so much fun and I love it! Thanks for asking such a wonderful question. :)

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