Friday, 9 November 2012

Today is Blog Tour day


Yipee here we are on blog tour day for me.  Introducing my block, Roving Ring, which can be found on page 43, Block #552.  I loved making this block, and could make a whole quilt just by repeating it over and over again - probably will so watch this space.  I started with four reproduction shirtings, and cut into squares, then triangles, then sewed back into squares.  Some people cannot understand why we do this process of cutting up fabric only to sew it up again! 

This is where my addiction to paper piecing comes in and instead of hexagons, this time I have used pentagons, with scrappy reproduction reds from the basket.   What do you think?  This could work with any colour - try blues, greens, black and white, brights, or what about just use all the colours in one!

So for inspiration, have a look below and  also through the other 99 blocks on the link quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures or if you leave a comment by Wednesday 14 November, you will go into the running to win a copy of the magazine and a Country Matters pattern.




So, here I have made four blocks and joined them together, you get a secondary effect,




And below, I took the photo on point, isn't that effective.  Makes it look quite different.




Now for something completely different, I have been also working on Anni Downes quilt Some Kind of Wonderful, just have binding to go, and  I put it together in a quilt-as-you-go format.  This has some lovely blocks in it, quite a treasure to make and have for someone special.







Back to the hexagons.  As this being a special blog day, thought I would share this with you.  It is the beginning of a mosiac hexagon quilt from Annette Gero's book Fabric of Society, using 1/2" hexagons.  This is a work in progress (probably for a few years!)



Remember some red hexagons I showed you earlier in the year, they are now in a quilt top, as you can see, pins are in and waiting for the last of the quilting.




Finally, more of the Mulberries  Of Amaroo versions, Faye has done this one in the Wagga class, gorgeous reproduction blues and browns,







And another on the way in pinks and soft reds.
 
 

As it is Spring here, my cushion pattern, Bottom Garden has been popular recently, quite large cushions but quick to make with a little stitching and applique.  Email me if you are interested in a copy.




Could not leave without showing you one more iris blooming in my garden this week, love this colour combination.




I think I have gone on for long enough, hope you have enjoyed the post and blog tour, and thankyou to Quiltmakers 100 Blocks for letting me be a part of it again. Maybe I will see you next time, and don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance to win.

In the meantime, I will keep those fingers stitching.

Cheers, Janelle










141 comments:

  1. Oh I love your block and also the colorway! And thanks for showing all those great quilts. Great work!

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  2. Hi Janelle, nice block! I´m surprising, it is not Friday yet (Central Europe) and I read you Friday´s post. Fun.

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  3. Também sou totalmente viciada em papel inglês,este seu bloco está um primor.Adoro tudo em seu espaço,sua colcha de hexágonos Não levará anos,pode acreditar.Beijos.

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  4. Pick me, pick me!! All your quilts are beautiful and congrats for another magazine block too.
    You sure have been busy piecing and quilting. Never stops does it!

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  5. Lovely post Janelle. Very creative with your Roving Ring blocks - they look great! And I absolutely adore your half inch hexagon quilt from Annette Gero's book!! That is now on my list to try,,,though half inch hexagons are SO small!
    Every Stitch

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  6. That would be a lovely block for a scrap quilt.

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  7. Love your pentagons! very nice block!

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  8. I love your block! I love the hexies quilt too. :)

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  9. What a great block! I love all the scrappy reds you used!

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  10. Hexies seem to be all the rage right now. I have one or two hexie projects in process as well. Hope I win.

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  11. What a great block.. I also have a Hexie project going. Mine are stars..

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  12. I love the pentagons. It's a very unique block and looks great put together with the other blocks. Your projects are awesome, too.

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  13. You are one talented lady! Love what you are doing with the "old" hexies-very creative!

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  14. Love how you used the pentagons in your block! It looks great on its own as well as the 4 set together. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  16. I love your block and can't wait to get the magazine. Your quilts are beautiful! I like working on hexies to. thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Love your block, and love all the hexi eye candy.

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  18. Great block. Thanks for sharing all the lovely pics. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Wow - I have been obsessed with hexagons for awhile, but your pentagins are wonderful! All of your work is just beautiful - thanks for sharing!!

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  20. You are a busy woman! Lovely block and blog.

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  21. Thanks so much for a lovely quilt show!

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  22. You are so busy I wonder how you can keep all your hexes straight. Congratulations on your block.

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  23. Love your hexies! Congrats on getting into the magazine!

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  24. Well, that's different! I've never seen pentagons in a quilt before.

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  25. Very unique. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. It really amazes me when you can create a block and then that same blocks becomes a secondary pattern. Good job. You have been a very busy lady. Thank you for giving us a wonderful block and your wonderful generosity in the giveways. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6 to start making all these creative blocks.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  27. Wow! What inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. I came for the hop but I have to tell you the "some kind of wonderful" quilt is amazing. Thank you.

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  29. Fabulous. LOVE seeing something different! Amazing hexies too. Thank you!

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  30. I LOVE this block! I am inspired. I have been working on my hexies lately and really enjoying it. I think I see your block in my future.

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  31. I love your sweet block! Congrats on being published & thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  32. Your Anni Downs quilt looks great. I love her stuff. I really like your block too.

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  33. Your block has lots of possibilities and I enjoyed seeing all the other quilts, too --- and all the different fabric choices. Playing with blocks is one of my favorite parts of quilting --- sometimes slows down the completion process.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  34. You sure are a busy person! And such lovely quilts! Wonderful! I love your block!

    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  35. What a lovely iris. We had our first real freeze last night, so a glimpse of a spring-y flower is a treat.

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  36. Love all of your projects. Love the hexagons!

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  37. Looks like I am going to HAVE to try paper piecing! My best friend loves it and she has been trying to get me to try! Won't she be surprised when she sees I have done your block!!! So cute! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Volume 6!!

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  38. Nice variation. Thks for the giveaway too.

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  39. oh it is stunning, thanks for sharing

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  40. A very cute block. I enjoyed seeing your other projects as well!

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  41. Lovely block! Traditional types of quilts always catch my eye. Thanks for entering me into the drawing!

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  42. I can see you love hexagones, but your pentagonblock is also very nice!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  43. I love your block! I've never tried the pentagons for paper piecing, but they look like a lot of fun. All of your projects are beautiful and your pin cushions are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win an issue of the magazine.

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  44. Love the block, and your quilts, hexagons are so fun. thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. I like the way you cut and sew and cut and sew. LOL. It makes for a more interesting background. Congrats on being in the magazine and doing the blog hop. I get sew many ideas. My name is Jenelle also but with an "E"

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  46. I love your block. I am a tradional girl. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  47. I love your block. Thanks for the chance to win

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  48. Great job, Janelle. Your block is so cute. I love paper piecing too. Cute cushions.

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  49. I like your block on point, very cute. Your mosiac hexagon quilt is going to be amazing! Thanks for the giveaway. Vivian

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  50. Great work. I love the way you use red.

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  51. Love your block, also the other quilts. I want to win!
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  52. The little corner double pentagons immediately made me think of bow ties. Your courageous to start a quilt with 1/2" hexies--but it is stunning.

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  53. LOVE your block! Congratulations on getting in the magazine!

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  54. Beautiful block. Congratulations for being included in Volume 6.

    Wow. 1/2 inche hexies? You are much more brave than I. Hexies are just awesome looking quilts though and one of my favorites.

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  55. I enjoyed seeing your block and the other quilts that you posted. I am definitely inspired. Thank you.

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  56. You are a busy lady! Love them all!!!

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  57. I love your block and think it would look great in a quilt using lots of different color blocks. Thank you for sharing a taste of your spring with the picture of your iris from your garden.

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  58. I love how the pattern change when you make more than one block. it is a beautiful pattern.

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  59. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for your block.

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  60. I am a HEX fan so I love your slight change up block!

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  61. I love your hexie blocks! these could be so much fun to work with!

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  62. Seeing your work makes me want to do hexagons. Your quilt, Some Kind Of Wonderful, is amazing.

    Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  63. Lovely block and wonderful quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. I love Roving Ring. I think the on-point version is great.

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  65. your work is beautiful... thanks for letting me see it

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  66. Love your block, especially the pieced background. Your other quilts are lovely too.

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  67. Your block is very nice ... but I'll admit, the hexies really turned my head! What a beautiful piece that mosaic quilt is! :)

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  68. Your "pentagon" block is pretty and those quilts are amazing! The hexagon mosaic is awesome. thanks for sharing your lovely work

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  69. I love your block!! It's beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful quilts!!

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  70. I love your block and can't wait to try it. I love the colors that you used. Thanks for sharing your lovely work and all the pictures on your blog.

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  71. I like the secondary effect that you get from your roving ring blocks! you have done a beautiful job with Anni Downes quilt Some Kind of Wonderful. The hexagon mosaic in 1/2" hexagons really caught my attention. I have trouble getting the 1" hexies done up right! Congratulations for having your block published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks and thanks for the chance to win a copy of it!

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  72. ALL of your quilts are so cute, congrats for being in the magazine!!!

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  73. Boy have you been busy, great work!
    angieterry(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. Great block! I like that it is paper pieced!

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  75. Great block! Love your quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I love paper piecing, tho' I haven't tried pentagrams, yet. I am also working on a quilt with 1/2 " hexagrams. My friends think I'm a little nuts, but it' a great way to use little scraps.

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  77. Really like your block, kind of a modern vintage feel to it. And its heading into summer for you, we have snow coming this weekend, boo hoo. Love all your other quilts too, youre quite brave to use such tiny hexis! Thanks for the chance!

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  78. Very unique block. I've never tried paper piecing before.

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  79. I'd really like a copy of that block. I just cant see how you did it!

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  80. Beautiful block and I love how it looks when you place them with others, really nice repeating design. Love your hexagons, I do them myself and love making mosaics.

    Debbie

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  81. Great block! Thanks for a peak at your projects - it is like a personal quilt show!

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  82. I'd love to win and try out your beautiful block!

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  83. Congratulations on your block Roving Ring be chosen to go in 100 Blocks Vol. 6. I love your worked with hexes but they look like fun and would be something different than the yoyo's so will try some soon.

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  84. Love your block and it looks really nice in top. Love all your other quilts too.

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  85. Oh your block is sweet but that hexagon in the works is unbelievable! Wow!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  86. What a great block! Look wonderful in those fabrics as well.

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  87. Such a lovely block.

    Your hexagons are looking great

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  88. Gorgeous block and fabrics and love your other quilts too,just fabulous!!

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  89. Wonderful block! Love the Some kind of Wonderful quilt too.

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  90. I enjoyed seeing your block made into quilt possibilities. Sometimes one block doesn't give me the right perspective. Love that iris!!

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I'll be emailing you for the pillow pattern.

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  91. I haven't seen a block like this before - really unique. I like it!

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  92. such a unique block! makes a great quilt. love your hexie projects, too! thanx for the chance to win.

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  93. Love your block and all your quilts! I wish I could find a copy of Annette Gero's book in the US.

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  94. What beautiful patterns and colors. In a perfect world i would have spring here in the USA and then spring again someplace else where Iris bloomed in November : ) Scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  95. Like the block - think I'd do it up in Blues or greens.

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  96. I see you have a design floor, just like me. Fun pattern.

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  97. I love your block, of course I am partial to red. The four blocks together are beautiful.

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  98. I love your block and your quilts are truly amazing.

    Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  99. Love the settings you created with this block, I can just see it in Christmas colors.

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  100. Very interesting block. Love your colors and layout. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  101. Your block is wonderful! Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  102. Great block! I like the way it looks in a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  103. Your block is lovely. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  104. I really like the block! Your Anni Dowes quilt turned out great!! Congrats ;)

    ksmith8@emich.edu

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  105. Great block! Tahnks for the opportunity to win a copy of 100 Blocks!

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  106. I adore hexagons....thanks for sharing.

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  107. I love the secondary pattern your block makes when you sew them together. wonderful.

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  108. love how your block creates such an integrated secondary pattern. Thanks!

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  109. A wonderful post with lots of good things to see! Your block is so creative, expecially those little 'bow ties' in the corners!

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  110. Nice block!!! Enjoyable blog post:)

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  111. I love the pentagon block! I have been working on a hexi project for a couple of years and am nearing it's completion...you just gave me my next hand piecing project!

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  112. Wow, did you say HALF INCH hexagons? I think it would take me the rest of my life to finish a quilt made of blocks that small!

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  113. I love your block. I like English paper piecing.

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  114. Great block! And I'm more than a little impressed by your mosaic quilt. I think that I'd have to limit myself to a table runner--or maybe a place mat--or a mug rug. I know my limits.

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  115. I'll pass on the mini hexi project; it would probably exceed my life expectancy. Love the colors in your Some Kind of Wonderful quilt.
    swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  116. love the little quilt on point !! and the Iris :) my favorite flower.

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  117. Your block is very interesting. I like the on point version.

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  118. Great block! Looks like you have been very busy, lots of pretty things. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. Great block. When I first looked at it, reminded me kinda of "clog wheels". I'm not even sure if that's the name. I love hexies! I'm making my grandson a small quilt using them.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. Really pretty quilt block! I made it larger so I could see everything and it looks like a fun block to make.

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  121. Love hexies. Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  122. thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts

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  123. Congratulations on your block! It is great, and so are the rest of your quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  124. Nice block that turns into a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  125. I am just starting to paper piece. What fun! Beautiful block.

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  126. Hmmmm...I love paper piecing hexies, but hadn't tried pentagons yet. Will definitely be making your block!

    P.S. Ah, Spring...we're in Autumn, headed towards winter here...but at least it's warm in South Texas.

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  127. great block. I love the colors and the shapes.

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  128. Thanks for the mini quilt show. You mosaic hexagon quilt is simpy stunning. want to see it when you are done!

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  129. Lovely quilts! Lots of work, those hexies! thanks for sharing.

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  130. Love all your work! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Evin5 At aol dot com

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  131. I love the way you made your blocks...such beautiful colors with a fresh idea.

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  132. Congratulations on your block! Lovely quilts!! Thanks for this opportunity.

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