Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day, Bingo and more!

(This giveaway is now closed, and the winner will be announced tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who entered!!)

Edit on May 27, 2012 -- The winner is Southern Gal! Comment #717!  Congratulations!

Wowsers! There's a lot going on here at the Lilypad! 


First of all, the fabulous SewMamaSew blog (and store) is organizing Giveaway Day and it starts today! Hoppy Froggies! Padsworth and I are so excited!

Wanna know what we are giving away to one lucky winner? Of course you do!  Well, here it is!

Whoa, mama! Hold me back, Padsworth --- I'm tempted to squirrel it away in my stash again! (Grin)
Who wants to win these gorgeous Christmas-y, winter-timey strips of goodness?


You do?  Well, OK then. We'll be shipping this to the winner (even internationally) that Mr. Random chooses from the comments! 
Here's how you enter:
       1. Leave me a comment telling me your fav quilt block!
       2. We adore our special followers, so if you follow, leave
           one more comment!
Easy peasy, right?  You'll also want to click here and go to visit SewMamaSew, where you will find a list of other bloggers who are participating this week. Hop around, enter the giveaways, and make some new friends! Our giveaway will close on May 25, and we'll announce our winner on the 26th!

Now, while you are here,  we have some more May for Me fun going on . . . All four of us "Bingo Bloggers" are going to answer this question:
"If you could, as a May For Me treat to yourself, have any one designer or teacher come to your home for a personal 'one-on-one' class - who would it be and why?"
Hmmmm, this one is harder than it looks. There are so many designers whose patterns or fabric lines I just love.  (Imagine the Jeopardy theme playing as I ponder this.)

Who shall I choose? I've always enjoyed Bonnie Hunter's scrappy quilts and her system of using up scrap fabrics . . . I'm crazy about Amanda Murphy's cool designs . . .  I know!! I would choose Jeni Baker of In Color Order!! Why? Because I am color challenged -- so much so, that sometimes I am paralyzed by the choices! Jeni has an incredible series on her blog that you simply must go see if you ever have that problem. (Don't go into denial here; you know who you are.)  Jeni has got the equivalent of a twelve step program called "The Art of Choosing" for those of us with this problem --- everything from color basics to warm vs cool, and how to pick just the right prints to play together nicely! 
She is not only a color virtuoso, but very generous as well, for she shares lots of wonderful ideas and designs on her blog, and she has been an instructor at Sewing Summit, too! (I'm still workin' on my fairy godmother to get me airfare for that....she seems preoccupied with a pumpkin and some mice at the moment.)

 (Jeni's little bunny, George)
And maybe if Jeni came to see me, she would bring her adorable bunny, George! I hope she doesn't mind my showing George to you. I hope you will click on the links up there to visit her blog, learn more about color, and go to George's blog, too!

I guess I made you wait long enough for these . . . here are your bingo words for today from me!
G--pins
O--pink
B--guitar
B--shoes
G--snowman or snowmen
G--teapot
O--letters
B--cotton
B--baseballs 
I--leaf

Hoping everyone has a lovely day of sewing!!

Love,

783 comments:

  1. I love churn dash at the moment. But i think i need a few more practices to get it right...

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  2. My favorite block.......I love stars period. But I also Love the kaleidoscope block too. The storm at sea because you can do so many variations of it. Many others that I love too.

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  3. I am a happy follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. My favorite quilt block is Drunkard's Path.

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  5. I love the Jacob's Ladder block. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  6. My favourite block is the log cabin. It is so versatile and you can do so much with it.

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  7. And I'm a happy follower of Padsworth.

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  8. Log cabin- wonky or traditional. I just found one this morning with a tiny (maybe 1/4 inch?) brightly colored strip around each square. Thanks for all the work you do with Bingo and the great giveaway.

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  9. Hard to choose one block but I will say the Pineapple variation of the Log Cabin block. Especially cool when it's scrappy.

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  10. I love the nested star but I'm sure it will be something else next month! thanks for the giveaway

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  11. I love the look of the Grandmas Square that is popular on blogs a the moment. My favourite to make is pinwheels.

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  12. I follow your blog (mostly for you, Padsworth but don't tell anyone!!)
    Love reading your posts.

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  13. Awe, I love 9 patch variations...I haven't made many blocks...so cutting those up is fun. Pinwheels are my favorite of all. =)

    Thanks.

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  14. I'm a follower too.

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  15. I love Pinwheel! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. My favorite quilt block would be drunkard's path. Thanks for the chance :)

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  17. My favourite block is Log Cabin.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I love any scrappy star-based block! Thanks for the chance to win - love the fabric you chose!

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  19. I am a very happy follower of your blog!

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  20. Not being a traditional quilter, I don't really have a favorite block. I like applique a lot though. Great giveaway girlie!!

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  21. I love following you and Padsworth!

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  22. Flying geese block. Still working on getting my points pointy but I love the look of the block.

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  23. Log cabin is my fav. So versatile. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome jelly roll.

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  24. I suppose my favourite is a star block, I have done quite a few. But I really want to make a quilt using Jacob's Ladder, so that is what I will probably do next. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. One of my most favorite block is the Log Cabin and with the fabrics you are giving away it would be beautiful. The second block is star blocks they are so pretty love the lone star as well. As for a teacher I think I would love to have Harriet Hargrave for a great quilt lesson.Mary Ellen Hopkins for a piecing instructor as she is so acturate.Nancy McCloskey for my Thirties quilts. have a great day . quilter000

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  26. I can't just pick ONE block! there are so many that I like, all for different reasons, some because they are so beautiful others because they are versitile.... I like simple I like complex..... okay one I always like doing is a nine patch, I like log cabin blocks, drunkard's path, also kaleidoscope blocks and paper pieced blocks, I just made a baby rattle block and it was too cute. I really can't pick just one! I did hear something about the blocks though, that whatever you favorite block is, that's your personality. so with a nine patch, it's very uniform, very traditional, fits in many places etc... well you get the point

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  27. My favorite quilt block is a nine patch. Thanks for a chance.

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  28. My favourite 'go to' block is Annies Choice over at the Quilters Cache.

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  29. I thought I was a follower already, but am glad I checked lol I'm not a follower.

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  30. My favorite is the Sawtooth Star block. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  31. I always love following you and Padsworth.

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  32. The nine patch is one I always like!

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  33. My favorite block is the Log Cabin. It is so easy and so versitile.

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  34. Has to be the nine patch because it's the easiest, lol.

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  35. I'm not sure what my favorite quilt block is. I do like the looks of drunkard path...but have never tried it.

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  36. Stars, stars, and more stars!! Thanks for the great giveaway! It would make a super star quilt!

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  37. I'm a follower on Google Reader. Thanks again!

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  38. i'm a follower through bloglovin!

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  39. I love blocks that are made using HST's - they're a pain, but I love the results!

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  40. I really like the Urban 9 patch

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  41. Very sweet bunny - and JR - I love the classic heritage blocks - Dresden, pinwheel, Shoo Fly and currently using, Churn Dash.

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  42. And a follower - have a great day!

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  43. My favorite quilt block has always been the Dresden however, that is somewhat limiting in my mind so my second favorite is a new one I saw recently called Mexican Star. Eleanor Burns is doing a facebook block a month right now and that was one of the recently posted blocks. It's one I have always loved seeing as a full quilt but I never knew its name.

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  44. I am already one of your followers.

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  45. For the May for Me question ~
    If I were to have any one designer or teacher it would be Eleanor Burns. I can't imagine anyone as down to Earth as she is with as much quilting knowledge in her head. I think it would be an amazing day because she is so awesome and the very first one I watched years ago that gave me the first interest into quilting. I never did much with that interest until two years ago other than buying one of her books years back "Christmas at Bear's Paw Ranch" but she put that little spark into my head for sure. And she appears to have the patience one would need to help me with the things I don't understand and could probably give me the help I need to overcome the stupid things that confuse me - math being the top one there. LOL

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  46. Love churn dash-but have a heck of a time getting sharp points. Thanks for a chance

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  47. Log log cabin blocks- haven't tire dthem yet but want to! (Usually do nine patches - am still learning)

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  48. Current favorite block is wonky log cabin -- such a great way to use up scraps!

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  49. My fave block is a friendship star - love 9 patch variations and this one has some movement.

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  50. May for Me: I, too, would like to have a session with Bonnie Hunter. All those little pieces intimidate me and I'm too "matchy matchy" to let go and use up my scraps/strips.

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  51. I mostly make baby quilts, and I love a simple 9 patch.

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  52. I like the log cabin block.

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    1. Hi Kim, Snoodles here....your settings are at no-reply, so I hope you see this. If you were the winner, I would have no way of contacting you!!!

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  53. I am a happy follower of your blog, Bingo player, and blogless May for Me celebrator! Padsworth, be good now.

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  54. no bingo words today but I am a follower.
    thanks for a chance to win some fabric.

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  55. My favorite block is all kinds of basket blocks.

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  56. I love any kind of star quilt blocks! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Log cabin is the only block i can make without using any references.

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  58. Only one quilt block???? I guess it would have to be a Grandmother's Flower Garden which is the block that first interested me in quilting.

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  59. My favorite block is the versatile nine patch. Besides the use of a square, anything can be placed in a grid patch to make an intricate block. Please enter me into your grand giveaway - follower, Bingo player, blogless May for Me partier, and SMS visitor. Think I covered all the bases!

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  60. I am one of your followers! Yeah for "letters".

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  61. Right now I am loving swoon because it is what I am working on!

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    1. Hi Jenn....Snoodles here, and I hope you see this. Your settings are on no-reply, so if you are chosen, you'll not receive my message! Just giving you a headsup!!

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  62. I love the Pinwheel, Log Cabin, and Strip Piece Blocks!! Thanks for the chance!

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  63. I am already a follower! Thanks for another chance!

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  64. I love star blocks! So much variety.

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  65. I am currently in love with the curved nine patch

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  66. Such a great giveaway!!! My favorite quilt block is the pinwheel!! love it!!

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  67. Too many quilt blocks to have a favorite! I love trying new ones but my stand-bys are hexagons (Grandmother's Flower Garden) or the basic 9-patch.

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  68. Oh, Jacque, don't we just love a giveaway! My favorite block is the one that comes to mind for the fabrics that I will use in a quilt. I really love pinwheels but have yet to make a quilt with them. But they're on that ever lengthening list! I would love to make a quilt for my daughter with that jelly roll. Those colors are right up her Christmas tree!

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  69. I've been following you and Padsworth all over the place!

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  70. I love the Swoon block/quilt, but haven't been brave enough to try it. I'm move into "make it up as I go" kind of blocks. Been following you for a while and loving it!

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  71. don't have one...making my own patterns these days

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  72. Any star block is among my fav! Love this price!! Thanks!

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  73. Okay, I confess to a bit of a granny squares obsession, but I'm really getting in to triangles these days. Trying out some flying geese and I'm loving them.

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  74. I like the disappearing nine patch block. There are so many different looks you can get.

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  75. I really love the granny squares block at the moment (and the swoon!) Thank you and come on over and enter my giveaway too :-)

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  76. Right now I'm really obsessing over Devil's Claw and waiting for Bonnie's new book to come out so I can make that quilt!

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  77. I'm a new quilter ... but I love a nine patch

    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  78. My fav is drunkard's path, or anything else that's round for that matter.

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  79. my fav quilt block is the + and x block and I love Jeni too. She is so good with color.

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  80. Im new to quilting so my favourite is usually the one I learnt most recently! I do have a weakness for scrappy/crazy type blocks as they often look so effective and are not too difficult!

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  81. At the moment I like the SWOON block. I have one more to make for my quilt.

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  82. I'm fond of the pinwheel block. audiodropzone at gmail dot com

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  83. I love log cabin because you can do so many shapes & things with them.

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  84. I like to pinwheel pattern!!

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  85. I am a follower! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  86. Hello, I'm like quite a few here that loves a good star quilt block pattern. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

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  87. I'm a log cabin kind of gal and love Bonnie Hunter and Bonnie Sullivan...either Bonnie will do!! Have a wonderful day and thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric!!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  88. Just beginning to explore quilting so I like simple, clear cut blocks. Thanks for the chance!

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  89. I'm new to quilting, I've only made a handful so far. I'm at a pointing myquilting obsession where I love everything! Especially ones that make me drool because they look fartoo complicate for my quilting skills as of yet!

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  90. My Favorite Block is the nine patch. I have learned many different ways to make them and cut them up to look like a harder block. Still No Bingo here, Maybe Mr Random will choose me to win the fabric prizes instead. Thanks!

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  91. Lately I have a been looking at Jacob's Ladder blocks, love the old quilts and designs for myself and more modern for my kids and charity quilts.

    Debbie

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  92. Dresden block, I think)

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  93. I like the Card tricks block. Thanks

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  94. I have always liked Cobblestones - quick simple and versatile.

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  95. My favorite quilt block is "box quilt" http://quilterscache.com/B/BoxQuiltBlock.html

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  96. I love courthouse steps at the moment. I love it's balance.

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  97. I love tumbling blocks because of the dimension it gives to the quilt.

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  98. I love Dresden Plates. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  99. I really like the Ohio Star! :)

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  100. My favorite quilt block is the swoon block!

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  101. i LOVE crazy quilts! i really hope to one day work up the nerve (and set aside the time) to make one. i think they are random and beautiful.

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  102. I'm a new-bee quilter. Currently I'm partial to a bright and colorful starflower block.

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  103. I'm newly back to quilting, and don't yet have favorite blocks. However I do love the ScrapTherapy approach to quilting and look forward to exploring more of those patterns

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  104. I like a simple disappearing nine patch

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  105. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  106. I love log cabin blocks! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  107. Probably the 9 patch right now, but hopefully moving on to flying geese soon!

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  108. Swoon. I love the look of that block, but haven't attempted it yet. Building up the courage.

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  109. Not sure if I have a favorite but I like Log Cabin blocks alot!

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  110. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  111. Love the Ohio Star block, simple but so versatile! Thanks for the chance :)

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  112. I'm a follower! Oh and I would love Jeni as a personal teacher too!

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  113. I love modern styles of log cabin blocks!

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  114. I'm pretty new to quilting and am working on a retro flowers quilt that I like a lot!

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  115. My favourite block is flying geese!

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  116. I'm very fond of the traditional log cabin but also the Wonky Star. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  117. Right now I'm addicted to making "Swoon" blocks. SO fun!

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  118. My favourite quilt block is the Monkey Wrench

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  119. I love any sort of Wonky Squares.

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  120. I'm a follower.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I'm actually planning out a chevron quilt right now. I'm not sure if that counts as an official block or not.

      rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  121. I like log cabins, though I haven't tried any yet. Shame on me!

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  122. Favorite quilt square is crazy/crumb/scrap blocks. I love making quilts out of the scraps other people would just throw out :)

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  123. I love scrappy blocks. Thanks for the chance to win!
    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  124. I'm a follower
    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  125. My favorite quilt block is the double pinwheel. Guess I'm just mired in tradition!

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  126. My fav quilt block is the.dresden plate.

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  127. Log cabin is at the top of my list, but I love about any :)

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  128. I love stars -- especially the sawtooth star within a star.

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  129. I haven't attempted it yet, but love the Swoon block!

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  130. Currently I'm a little in love with the granny squares blocks. I just finished my first quilt top using this block and have at least two more planned! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  131. Hello George!

    I love New York Beauties, though I've never been bold enough to try making one :)

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  132. My favorite quilt block right now is the 54 40 or Fight block.

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  133. I love pinwheel blocks. They can be put together in so many great patterns!

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