Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! Hurray!


Checkerboard Star
It is my day to blog & show my Checkerboard Star!  It is on page 51 of the new publication, block #568.  I love this block & as events turn out - it's very patriotic for this special day - the day we learn who our president will be for the next 4 years.  Keep in mind that I don't have that information as I'm typing this!  I'm still in suspense.

I hope you like this new block as much as I do.  On Monday I posted a question to those who were reading my blog & asked anyone to guess which block could be mine.  Terry@aquiltingblog is the winner of a free issue of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 for correctly guessing the bottom right hand corner block on the cover; I'm so honored to be on the cover again & congratulations, Terry!
 

Blue/Brown Leesburg
 
Red/Brown Leesburg
I have been playing with many color variations for this block, especially this last grouping of Jo Morton's Leesburg & thought you'd be interested in seeing various colorations.  So I downloaded all the thumbprints of the fabrics from the Andover site, but was disappointed to see that some of the fabrics were missing from the site.  So I did the best I could.  I was really interested in doing the black/gold version because I just love it.  However, one of the most special blacks (the one with the brown/gold vines) was missing from the website, but I still like the black/gold the very best!

Black/Gold Leesburg

As Checkerboard Stars appears on page 51 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 6


I have some free issues of the magazine to give away to some lucky quilters; also some free fat quarters of Jo's fabrics.  If you are interested, please go to my website www.clotheslinequilts.com & sign up for the email newsletter or become a follower of my blog http://evonne-clotheslinequilts.blogspot.com.  Be sure & check back by Saturday to see if you are a winner, so I can get your mailing address.  You will have to leave me a comment here to let me know that you have either signed up for the newsletter or begun to follow my blog.  And, of course, I'd love to hear what you think of my Checkerboard Star!

Have fun blogging!  Evonne


125 comments:

  1. Very beautiful block! I'm a follower to your blog!

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  2. I signed up for your newsletter - and I love your block - especially the fact that it can be planned or scrappy!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    1. DonnaP - Congratulations! You won a copy of the 100 Blocks magazine. It will come to you directly from Quiltmaker! Thanks for participating with me!

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    2. Almost forgot - I need your mailing address. Please email it to me at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com.

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    3. DonnaP - I must have your mailing address by tomorrow to get it to Quiltmaker so they can send you your free issue. Please email me your snail mail at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com as soon as possible.

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  3. Love the block! And I am a follower of your blog!

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  4. Love your block Evonne, and have loved your blog for a long time and have many of your patterns. Congratuations on your block! jessibir@hickorytech.net

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  5. I love star blocks - yours is great. I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Love your block! I follow your blog with Google reader.

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  7. I really enjoyed seeing the traditional fabrics. Your block is so soft on the eyes. I follow you on Google reader.

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  8. I am a big star block fan, too and your s is magnificient! I love the blue and brown version, but they are all gorgeous. It would be very interesting to see your block done in modern fabrics or solids, too - so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! (I am now following your blog through GFC)

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    1. Congratulations! You won a copy of the 100 Blocks magazine! Please email me at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com & let me know what your mailing address is so I can get it right out to you. Thanks so much for participating with me. Evonne

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  10. I like how your block has small pieces in the center! A little extra time to do, but in this case it is really suitable. I like the Leesburg color version, and the version for the Issue is really lovely!

    I am receiving your newsletter now.

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  11. signed up for newsletter- LOVE your block-great to use scraps!!

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  12. I love your block - it's hard to choose a favorite colorway - they are all good! I'm a follower already, but am going to go sign up for your newsletter now.

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  13. I'm a new follower! I love the block and your fabric and colors are wonderful for it!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  14. Your block is fabulous! I love the variations in colour/fabric design. I'm a happy follower!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  15. Hello Evonne! I really like the vintage look of your block, especially in the different fabrics you showed in this post. I'm just stopping by to say "hello". Don't enter me in the giveaway. I'm on the tour, too. Have a super day!

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  16. Great block! I like the blue/brown version!
    I'm a new follower!

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  17. I subscribed to your newsletter! Loving the idea of a scrappy version.

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  18. I have subscribe and also became a new follower. This block has a great many options. I can see it done scrappy in 30's prints.

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    1. Congratulations! You have won a copy of 100 Blocks! Please email me at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com & give me your mailing address, so I can get it right out to you. Thanks so much. Evonne

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  19. I am a follower of your blog. The Checkerboard Square has a lot of options. You can do solids or scrappy. I like reds and golds or even blue and silver. It is a versatile block and that always works well in any way you choose. Your way is just pefect or my way will be perfect for me. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this awesome magazine and those wonderful fat quarters.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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    1. You have won some reproduction fat quarters! Please email me at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com & let me know your mailing address, so I can get them right out to you. Congratulations!

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  20. I think your block would be great in a Quilt of Valor. I signed up for your newsletter.

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  21. Pretty star! I am a newsletter and blog subscriber.

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  22. your block looks great! i signed up for emails!

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  23. Your blocks are done in colors I love. I signed up for your newsletter.

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  24. I love your design. I have been collecting cheddars and would love to use them in this block.
    I am a follower already, so I signed up for your newsletter. Thank you!

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  25. I've signed up for your newsletter. I love all fabrics but am particularly fond of the repros --- your block just makes me want to "make it now!". I look forward to following your blog as well --- I feel like I've met a kindred spirit.

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  26. Really beautiful looking block Evonne! I really like the fabrics in the version you've shown at the very top of this post and the one as shown in the magazine.

    I am already signed up for your newsletter and also am now a follower of your blog.

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  27. I am a new follower. I like your block a lot even though the fabric choices are a little out of my box. My best quilty friend has a passion for this type of fabric and I think it is perfect for the lovely block you designed. I am going to forward your blog link to her.

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  28. I love your block and have signed up for the newsletter.

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  29. Reproduction fabrics are my pick for most pieced blocks! I love the muted colors and the look of old-timey quilts!! I am signed up for your newsletter! I just can't wait to get my hands on Volume 6 so I can begin drooling!!

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  30. I love this star block. I would love to make it. I've signed up to follow your blog! Thanks for sharing

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  31. I am a follower of your blog and newsletter subscriber. Love this block! Great in the patriotic colors! And love it the blue/brown leesburg fabric!! Congrats on yet another block in the issues!!

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  32. I just signed up for your newsletter. I love your block. I am a big fan of star blocks and yours is wonderful. I love it in the patriotic colors but I have become a big fan of tan and black so love that one too.

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  33. I tried signing up for the newsletter, but it wouldn't take the code, so I signed up for your blog instead. I love traditional blocks and the fabrics you used are beautiful.

    Debbie

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    1. Congratulations! You have won some reproduction fat quarters! Please email me at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com with your mailing address, so I can get them right out to you. Thanks so much.

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  34. This block is awesome. Also love your blog so I'll be back!

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  35. Congratulations on being on the cover! Great block

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  36. Great block, especially like the scrappy version. I'm a follower!

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  37. I really like your block - and the colors you used! I signed up for your newsletter

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  38. I love Jo Morton fabric. Congrats on being in the magazine. Your block is the kind of blocks I like to see and try. Thanks. Do you send out an email to the winner? My email address should show up if I should win. Crossing fingers. LOL

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  39. oops forgot to add that I'm now a happy follower

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  40. very civil war ish?? Is that a word/term??LOL like the concept!!

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  41. I signed up for email subrscription.. for this I would love to do in my signature blue and white...

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  42. I am now following your blog! WONDERFUL! THANKS!

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  43. I signed up for email, and I am a follower. Love the patriotic version :)

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  44. I'm a follower! I have to say I like the blue/gray version -- very unique and sophisticated.

    -Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  45. Having trouble signing up for your newsletter -- verification code is not reading. I sent you an email so you can perhaps correct or tell me what I'm doing wrong. Thanks!

    -Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  46. I'm a new follower of your blog. I like the colorway as it appears in the magazine, but I would probably make it in bright colors. I love to make star blocks. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  47. New follower - this is a great block, and looks very versatile to many fabrics!

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  48. I love your block and all the great color variations. I have just subscribed to your newsletter. I really like your style of quilts.

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  49. love this block, patriotic is perfect right now with the election, veteran's day, and sending my first born off to his 2nd deployment to the sand box...will use this block in a valor quilt just as soon as i get my hands on a copy of the magazine...following you on facebook, newsletter, and blog..can't wait to see more of your designs! hrtnmtns at gmail dot com

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  50. I signed up to follow your blog. Love this block! Tamsyn

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  51. I've signed up for your newsletter on the website. I LOVE all the versions of your block--I can't wait to get my copy of the magazine!

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  52. I've signed up for your blog and newsletter. Love your block! Congrats on getting your block in the magazine!

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  53. I've been wanting to do a QOV quilt and this blocks would fill the bill. I've signed up for your blog (at least I HOPE I did it right. :D

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  54. This is my kind of block! I've also signed up for your newsletter - I really like your patterns.

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  55. I am new to the blog-thing - full-time job doesn't leave me much time for social media, so I too hope I did it right. I like traditional-looking blocks so am attracted to yours.

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  56. Sou seguidora e amei sua estrela,você é uma talento especial.Só não consigo entrar para sua lista,da um erro qualquer.Obrigada assim mesmo...tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  57. Super block! I've bookmarked your blog and will follow you that way since I don't have a FB or Google account.

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  58. I love your blog. Hope I win! Glad to find another of Jo's enthusiasts. Hard to find her fabric in my town.

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  59. Really neat block. I have become a follower of your blog. Thanks.

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  60. I love the block. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine and how exciting to be on the cover! I follow your blog and I receive the newsletter

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  61. So excited to have won a copy of the magazine!! Love your block in all the different color ways Evonne (will have to look for Jo's fabrics locally...and, of course, I'm a happy follower :o)

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  62. I am following your blog. would love to win the magazine. I do like your block and cant hardly wait to do it.

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  63. I really like your block, easy enough for me to do, but looks more complicated---right up my alley.

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  64. I've just signed up for your newsletter. I like the block & am curious to see it made scrappy.

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  65. I subscribe to your newsletter. Once again, you have a great block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. Congratulations, and thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  66. I have subscribed to you newsletter and am going to follow your blog. I just love the name of your website. Congratulations for having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6 and being on the cover! Thanks for the chance to win

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  67. I just subscripted to your newsletter. Wonderful block.

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  68. I enjoy your blog and also your beautiful block.

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  69. I signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to it. Love your block. Doesn't everything look better with Jo Morton fabric?

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  70. I subscribed to your email list. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. This block is really amazing in the civil war repos! Thanks!!!
    I signed up for the blog and the emails:)

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  72. Your block is really great! I am following your blog and signed up for your newsletter.

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  73. I signed up to be a blog follower. Your block really caught my fancy. This type block is my favorite and I love the black/gold view.

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  74. I am a follower of your blog and I just love your Checkerboard star!!! Having the checkerboard gives the center so much more interest!!! Congratulations on getting your block in the book!!!

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  75. I like the block. It would look great in red, white, and blue colors. I have signed up to follow your blog.

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  76. I'm following your blog! This is a great block - I love pieced blocks like this. Thanks for the chance.

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  77. Following your blog and signed up via email. I like your block. Would love to see an entire quilt layout with that. Thanks for the chance to win & congrats on being in the 100!

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  78. I am following your blog now! My favorite is the black and gold, such a classic block but in those gorgeous black and gold colors.. I'm a big fan!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. I love your star block! Congratulations!

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  80. Love the Checkerboard block and have subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks!

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  81. I love your checkerboard star! I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Love your block in the patriotic colors, signing up for newsletter

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  83. I'm a new subscriber. Great block -- not too plain and not too intricate. soparkaveataoldotcom

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  84. Really a nice block, have been a member of your blog.
    Carol L

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  85. Nice design -- I like the fabrics you've used with it, too! And I'm a new follower of your blog! :)

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  86. Just signed up to follow your blog. Love your traditional block, especially the 16 patch in the middle. Congratulations on your block and thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. I really like this,,, and I have just the perfect fabrics, too!
    Beth

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  88. Out of your blocks, I really like the first one in the patriotic colors.

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  89. I liked the red/brown sample the best. I chose to follow your blog-looks like fun!

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  90. I have signed up to follow you blog. Love it!

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  91. I love stars and this one is wonderful. The 16 patch center and sashing-esque patches are just great. I will look forward to trying it.

    NAncy in SC

    mommabee24 at the gee mail place

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  92. I love all the different colors with the star. I am going to make a Christmas pillow with the block for my mom's present. She does a lot of work with the History of the Civil War, The War of 1812 and the Revolutionary War. I think it would make a beautiful quilt for a Veteran or anyone who loves the colors and stars. I hope I win so I can use some of the new fabric and the book in time to make the pillow by Christmas.

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    1. I also signed up for the newsletter and the blog. Thanks

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    2. Congratulations! You won some reproduction fat quarters! Email me at evonnecook@clotheslinequilts.com with your mailing address, so I can get them right out to you. Thanks for playing!

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  93. Very nice block. Love the checkerboard in the middle.

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  94. Star blocks are always my favorites! I subscribed to your newsletter. Haven't figured out how to subscribe to blogs....

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  95. Love the colors you showed for the block!

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  96. I like the black/gold too, but I like the all Patriotic color scheme!
    I love stars, and I can't wait to add this new one to my repertoire!
    Www.claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com

    I receive your newsletter already, and signed up to follow your blog and Facebook.
    I own one of your patterns already, bought at my local Bernina, Dave's Bernina. It's the Tea Cozees

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  97. This is a really interesting star block. I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  98. Your block is wonderful! Love the checkerboard middle. I signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. Oh I love all kinds of star blocks, your's is beautiful! I'm happy to have a new block to use.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win. I signed up for your newsletter as well as I'm now following your blog.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. I like stars and your star block has a nice variation in it. I have begun to follow your blog.

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  101. I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for showing us so many color options--I really enjoy that. I think my favorites are the blue/brown/gray one and the black and gold one. I know that I like it when the checkerboard interior matches the solid border around it. Now, if I make your block, I'll be sure to incorporate that change. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  102. Hello - I love your block. I have signed up for your newsletter and blog. Look forward to seeing more from you.

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  103. I added you to my google reader list. Hope it's okay to follow that way.

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  104. 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! Love your block! I've started following your blog. Thanks

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  105. I love your squares - so old fashioned looking! I now follow you blog.

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  106. i signed up for the newsletter and I'm already following your blog. Awesome block! Thanks for the chance to win !

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  107. I signed up for you newsletter. thanks and your block is very cute!

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  108. I love the checkerboard block. I like the first colorway, at the top. Looks like civil war colors to me i like them. i signed up for the newsletter. scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  109. I still like the civil war colors and i subscribed to your blog, thanks for the opportunity scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  110. I subscribed to your newsletter. I lived for many years in Grinnell but do not remember traveling to Estherville.

    The black and gold Leesburg has my vote for the best color combinations.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. {clara-chandler@att.net}

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  111. New follower. Like the block, and will look good in a lot of colours. thanks for sharing.

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