Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Welcome to the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Tour!

Happy May Basket Day! 

Iowa Lily
I find that, as a designer, I look forward to the days that I can spend sewing a small project that is entirely different from anything I would be designing.  It's like having a day off from work!  That is how I felt working on my block - Iowa Lily - for Quiltmaker 100 Blocks magazine.  It is more flowery than normal for me, it's with fabrics I would normally not use, & it's got some applique.  So I have enjoyed this project immensely! 

Barbara Mitchell daylilies
I named my block after the perennial daylilies I have all over my yard.  I love perennials that come up every year; I look forward to them every spring.  It's too early this year, but here are a few from my yard last summer.
Stella d'Oro daylilies
Anyway, back to the block! 

The flowers are pieced first, then I open up the greenery at the bottom center of the flowers to insert the stems & applique them on.   My first block for the magazine is machine appliqued, then I did two more blocks from the same Jo Morton fabric lines (Crimson & Clover, Crimson Bouquet) & hand appliqued the stems on these.  It, too, was enjoyable. 

I also wanted to show you how the blocks look with a couple of the border prints Jo has in this line.  They are just such bright & beautiful more clear colors.  It's like, let's add a little brightness to the drabness of Civil War reproductions. Don't get me wrong - I love reproductions.  Again it was very much fun to work with these fabrics.  I hope you enjoy them, too.!

I'll be giving away 2 copies of the 100 Blocks magazine, so don't forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.  And be sure to visit Quiltmaker's site  before Friday, May 4th to win more prizes.

For anyone who would like to win a bundle of these fabrics, go to my website www.clotheslinequilts.com  & sign up for my enewsletter.  Also, email me at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com
 & I'll put your name in the hat. 

Be sure to follow my blog to get a sneak peak of
new designs coming soon to spring market!

137 comments:

  1. Wow, it's stunning...really. I'm impressed and I love how the border fabric really shows them off.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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    1. Michelle - you have won a free copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks! Please email me your mailing address at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com so it can be mailed. You will be receiving it straight from Quiltmaker magazine. Thanks so much for your participation in the blog tour!

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  2. Great,It looks so nice and beautiful. Your blocks are awesome and looking so stylish. It is good think that you got fun to work with fabrics. Thanks for your posting, i am enjoying.

    Clover yoyo

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  3. Your lilies are gorgeous! How creative you are, and thanks for sharing the border ideas!

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  4. Great block! I love daylilies! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love your blocks, now I am off to your website to have a look around! Linda

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  6. Your block is lovely and different from anything I have seen before. I love that aspect of this magazine - the creativity really inspires me!

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  7. Piecing and applique - this I could do. All of your examples looks so fresh and fun.

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  8. Love the block. Just starting applique so am anxious to try this one. Thanks

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  9. Thank you for the peek of your design process. Very pretty block - can't wait to check out your site.

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  10. This is so interesting.. thanks...

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  11. I'm loving the looks of this flower block. Thank you for showcasing it.

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  12. Lilies are one of my favorite flowers. I like the combination of pieced and applique in the block.

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  13. I am not usually a flower person at all, but I really do like your block. It is going to make some stunning quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. I really like your block. Thanks for a chance.

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  15. What a pretty block, I can see it in a beautiful quilt. Thank you.

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  16. Congratulations on having your block in the magazine. You must be so excited. The border prints really finish off that block so nicely.

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  17. Perennial lilies are gorgeous, mine are just popping out of the ground.
    Love the stems on your lily block, great block, thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. Wonderful block , I love lilies , thanks so much for sharing .

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  19. I love your block! The border prints really change the whole look of the block. Thanks for participating in the blog hop :-)

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  20. Love your Lily Block! Congratulations on being published in the 100 blocks magazine

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  21. Your block is beautiful. I really liked the one done in the blue fabrics. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine and thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. What an interesting way to do a lily block. I really like it. Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for your giveaway.

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  23. What a lovely block! Thanks so much for sharing your block with us! Love the border fabric with the block!

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  24. Congratulations on being in the new 100 blocks magazine. I just look forward to seeing all the new ideas.

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  25. Each new block I see makes me more excited than the last! The piecing/applique blocks are so interesting. Thanks so much for sharing your design talents.

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  26. Love your block! Thanks "sew much" for this chance to win your giveaway!

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  27. Congrats! Lots of options for different looks! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. Your block is FANTASTIC! Thanks for tghe chance to win the giveaway! The blog tour is great, I am really enjoying it!

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  29. I love Jo Morton fabrics and you have done a good job of showing them off with your block.

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  30. I love the perennial daylilies. Beautiful blocks with different options.....Congrats and Thanks for sharing....Judith, Texas

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  31. I LOVE your block! These Quiltmaker 100 blocks issues just keep getting better and better.

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  32. Very cute. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this mag.

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  33. Congratulations on being included in the 100 Blocks! I love seeing your block in the different color combos!

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  34. You've made a beautiful block. I love your daylilies. I used to have a huge clump of them that grew in my yard but my ex-husband kept mowing them down every week claiming he didn't know they were flowers. grrrrr I need to buy more and replant some because I really miss seeing those outside my kitchen window. They are a beautiful flower.

    The color choices you used in your blocks are wonderful. Congratulation on being chosen to have your block in Issue 5.

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    1. Vicki - You have won a free copy of Quiltmaker magazine. Please email me your mailing address at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com so I can get it right out to you.

      Thanks so much for your participation in this blog tour; it was such fun!

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  35. Beautiful blocks and I like how you mixed reproductions, which I love, with a touch of bright fabrics.

    Debbie

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  36. Beautiful Iowa Lily block! Congrats for having your block in Issue 5!

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  37. What a pretty block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I love the blocks, I am looking for a pattern for my designer fabrics to display all their color to make a King size quilt. funnymesjc@gmail.com

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  39. I really like your block - I could see it made up in several colors and set on point for a lovely quilt. Congrats and thank you for participating.

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  40. Nice flowers!! I've been collecting blocks with groups of three flowers to put in a garden quilt. Thank you for this one to add to my collection. (Haven't made any blocks for that quilt in a while -- this could be the one to get be started again. The flowers are in batiks with a black background.)

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  41. I love your flowers. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  42. Just in time for spring. What a gorgeous block. Thank you for your participation and for giving us all a chance to win copy of this fantastic magazine. It is full of creative ideas and a magazine to keep and treasure forever.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  43. Great block. I love how different it looks in the two different settings.

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  44. This is a lovely block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. Your blocks are lovely. Thankk you for the chance to win a copy of this magazine.

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  46. Such a pretty block.....will have to put it on my to list. Thanks for much for sharing it with us.

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  47. I like the flow of your Iowa Lily block. The different colorways are lovely. Thank you for a great giveaway! :)

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  48. What a nice block to celebrate May day.

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  49. I love the orange and red block best. CUTE!

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  50. Lovely Lily Block and love how you show the border around it:) I love these volumes of Quiltmaker and hope I win one!

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  51. Oh, I really like your block. Congrats on having your block in the magazine.

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  52. Love these blocks. I hope i win a copy of the magazine. Fingers and toes all crossed. Thank you!

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    1. Lisa - Crossing those fingers & toes worked! You have won a copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks! Please email me your mailing address at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com & I will get it right out to you.

      Thanks for participating in the blog tour; it was such fun!

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  53. Love your block. I really love the blue and yellow with the red border. That is wonderful. Thanks!

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  54. Evonne, like your Iowa Lily block. A friend is looking for one more flower block to add to her 50th Birthday Quilt project and she's from Iowa...what a perfect block for her. I like your Civil War designs. Sandi

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    1. You have won a free copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks! Please email me your mailing address at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com & I will get it right out to you.

      Thanks so much for participating in this blog tour; it was great fun!

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  55. Great block...love the fabrics and colors Evonne!
    ~Terry~

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  56. This block does look just like a day lily. I have not seen these border prints before - very pretty with your block. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of QM 100 blocks v5.

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  57. I grew up in Illinois and Iowa, so I especially like your choice in quilt blocks! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

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  58. I love your block and how it looks w/ the different borders! thanks!

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  59. Great, traditional flower blocks! Congratulations!

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  60. These fabrics are a great choice for your block. Lovely!

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  61. Great block and your garden is beautiful too! Thanks for the chance!

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  62. Your block is delightful, especially made up in these reproduction fabrics!

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  63. I love your blocks, those will be fun!

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  64. I too love the flowers this time of year. What a great way to celebrate with quilted flowers :)

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  65. This is a really pretty block; I particularly loved the blue. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  66. Your block is wonderful for this time of year. Congrats!

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  67. Very interesting block. Congrats. and thanks

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  68. I love this flower block. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  69. Love that block! And congratulations for stepping out of your comfort zone and creating it for the magazine.

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  70. I love your block. Congrats on being chosen for a block how exciting.

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  71. Your block is perfect for May Day! I am tickled to see that someone else remembers May Baskets. When I was young, we would take a Dixie Cup and fix a pipe cleaner on it for a handle, then decorate and fill with candies for a few friends! Good memories!

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  72. Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. Such a lovely block! Looks great! Thanks so much!

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  74. Great block is perfect to give to anyone for any occasion! I just love it!! Can't wait to get my hands on the Volume 5 issue! I have the other 4 and refer to them again and again!!

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  75. Love your flower block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. Great name for your block. Excellent job!

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  77. Beautiful block design, I really do like old style fabrics, as well as modern prints... but oh my, I would love to make Iowa Lily in nice, bright batiks!

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  78. Thanks for a chance to win the book. Love your design.

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  79. Love your block and congrats on being in this issue.

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  80. I love your block. I am a relatively new quilter and have enjoyed seeing blocks that combine piecing and applique.

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  81. the block is BEAUTIFUL!!
    thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the book
    marcella

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  82. Don't you just love the Stella d-Oro lily? Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  83. What a gorgeous block!!! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

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  84. This spring I have really been drawn to fresh clear colors; just love your block. Thanks for the change to win and see your work in print!

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  85. Great blocks- you really captured the flowers!

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  86. Lily blocks are one of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  87. love your block! Beautiful!

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  88. Lovely! My daylilies are about to bloom. What a wonderful block to capture the beauty of these flowers.

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  89. I like the combination of the pieced flowers and appliqued stems. I'd like to try this block!

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  90. I've done very little applique; this block makes me want to give it a try. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  91. I love your block Iowa Lily and will be making this for sure. Being I love flowers this is one of my favorite blocks so far.

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  92. I love day lilies, and love the way your block captures them.

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  93. LOVE your block, it's awesome! I have lots of lillies blooming as I write. Stella D'Oro, lots of tall asian and more.

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  94. It's May Day so your block fits right in. It looks like you have a few Stella D'oro lilies, which I have also. I love them. Your block captures the beauty of them just right. Thank You.

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  95. Very pretty block! I have several varieties of daylilies in my yard. I love them because they are so pretty and so easy to grow.

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  96. love the way you did the stems.

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  97. I like your block and the fabrics you used. Congrats on being in the 100 block issue!

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  98. thanks for chance to win a copy! (Email: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  99. I love daylilies and have them in my yard too. Your block does remind me of them. Combining piecing and applique is right up my alley. Thanks for offering us a chance to win the 100 block issue.

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  100. Absolutely love your block--esp. love the combing of piecing and applique. Thanks for the chance to win 100 Blocks, too.

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  101. Something different! Delightful. The deer keep my daylilies in check and I have to be quick to see them in bloom.

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  102. Lilies are one of my favorite flowers. Your block is lovely, congratulations

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  103. Congratulations! It's a beautiful block design!!

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  104. I am such a keen gardener as well, so I love your block.

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  105. What a different look to your block. I love to try blocks that are not the normal. Would love to win a copy so I can try out your block pattern. thanks

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  106. Evonne, I love your block! I too have a yard full of day lillies so I totally understand why you love them! The reproduction fabrics are a must have for me....I can never have enough! Thanks for the give-away & please enter me!

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  107. It's inspiring to see a pattern done in different colorways. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  108. Great blocks!
    Great giveaway!

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  109. Beautiful blocks! Congratulations on being included in this years Vol. 5.

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  110. Congrats on having a block in the Quiltmaker 100 Block magazine. Your block is beautiful in all those colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Enjoyed your Blog.

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  111. Very cool blocks! And perfect for this time of year! :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  112. I love your Iowa Lily Block! I have Lilies in my garden and they have multiplied this year!
    Thanks for a chance to Win Qultmakers 100 Blocks Voume 5! And Congratulations for being part of it!

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  113. Very nice block. Like it much better than the traditional one.

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  114. Congrats to you on your block :) I love how you showed us borders in different colors, it really changes the block colors :)

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  115. Pretty ... I love flowers! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. Congrats on having your block in the latest issue! Thanks for the giveaway.

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