Monday, May 2, 2011

Welcome to the Blog Tour

Welcome to all, old and new. I am pleased to be a part of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour. This is my second time participating and I have to tell you it just gets better. This is my block. It is called Camelia's Basket and can be found on page 28 in the magazine, right at the beginning of the applique section.
Sometimes I think I am pretty clever. Sometimes I am the only one who thinks so. Anyway, here's the story behind the name of my block. Obviously it is a basket of flowers. Said flowers could be Camelias. (Use your imagination here folks.) Also, (here's the clever part) my Great Grandmother's name was Camelia. She lived to be 96 and in the course of her life she outlived 3 husbands. The final husband had the last name of Basket. Oh, alright already.






Back to what you came here for.....



If you leave a comment you will be entered in a drawing for a copy of the magazine. Make sure to check out all the blogs for more giveaways. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, they will be on newstands May 10.



The magazine has tons of layout options and ideas of things to make with the blocks. I made a table runner with mine.




Two blocks set on point, narrow sashing and a 3inch border with some scallops. Very nice for Spring. I am not a photographer. The photos in the magazine are mucho better.



So, leave a comment and then hop on over to the other blogs and see what's happening.



Happy Quilting, Dawn



P.S. To my constant readers- this is the grandmother who ate cookies for breakfast and ice cream at bedtime.


Yes, her last name really ended up being Basket. First husband was a Lewis, second a Bailey and the last was a Basket.

209 comments:

  1. Love your applique block. Maybe I will be lucky and win the book.

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  2. Oooo.. I love your block! Thanks for the chance to win Vol.3 !

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  3. I think that's a VERY clever name for your block! LOL I always have the HARDEST time naming my quilts so I think you did GREAT. And it's beautiful.

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  4. Great block-thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Very nice - soft colors and beautiful design. 100 quilt blocks is always a great resource from fabulous designers.

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  6. Love your block and the story about how you came to name it.

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  7. What a pretty basket block!
    burling29@cox.net

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  8. Congratulations on the block- it's so pretty!

    And thanks for the giggle too!

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  9. Love the applique and the colors you used for it :)

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  10. Love your block and would love to win Vol. 3~ Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

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  11. I'm glad to have been introduced to your blog, Dawn. You do like applique! You block is beautiful. Thanks for counting me in for the giveaway of the magazine.

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  12. Camelia Basket as the inspiration for Camelia's Basket - too funny! I'd love a chance to win the 100 Blocks book, thanks for the chance.

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  13. How very clever naming it after your grandmother. I love the block as well. so beautiful and I love the table runner.
    ~a

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  14. Cookies for breakfast and ice cream at bedtime - sounds like and awesome grandma! She deserves to have a quilt block named for her.

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  15. This is a really sweet block! Love it!Would love to win a copy of the magazine!

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  16. I love baskets,... I love camelia's,... I love to quilt,... and the 10th of may,... is my birthday!
    Your basket is a 'schoonheid'!
    Bye from The Netherlands!

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  17. That's a beautiful basket block.
    Thanks for sharing your work.

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  18. I'm just starting to applique and I love your block. Thanks for the give-away.

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  19. I would LOVE a chance to win a great magazine!!!

    Tks!

    Rosa Robichaud
    robich@rogers.com

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  20. I enjoyed learning about the origin of your block's name. I can't wait to see this magazine!

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  21. What a great story ablut your grandma! Your block is wonderful.Thanks for the chance to win vol.3.

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  22. I love applique...and your block is so pretty! Great story about the origin of the blocks name. Can't wait to get the book!

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  23. I love applique blocks - can't wait to get this book. Wonderful opportunity and giveaway. Judy C

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  24. I love the name of your block...such a tribute to a special woman. Your block is gorgeous...will be anxious to try it!

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  25. What a lovely block, and lovely meaning behind the name! Congrats on being in the magazine, and thanks for a chance of winning one.

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  26. What a sweet block! I love how you used two blocks on point to make a table runner! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Very pretty! Makes me want to learn to applique! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Congrats on getting your block in the book, it's beautiful.

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  29. I have bookmarked your blog page and hope to keep track of you . . . your basket design is awesome!

    cheryl

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  30. I love the story of your grandmother. I used to eat cookies for breakfast all the time, but I've finally gotten out of the habit....

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  31. Gorgeous block! Oh how I love this very much and what a sweet story about your grandmother:)

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  32. What a graceful block, I love it. Thanks for the opportunity to win 100 Blocks!

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  33. Hi, Dawn! Congratulations on your block being in the magazine! It's beautiful.
    (I also love cookies for breakfast and ice cream for a "bedtime snack"!

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  34. Such a beautiful block.. quiet colors... it would look lovely on my table!

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  35. What a great name for your block. I have never made a basket block, and this looks like a good one to start with.

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  36. so pretty and feminine. love the story behind it. nelfamily at windjammercable dot net

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  37. It's a charming block and I love applique

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  38. You have some of the best applique ideas ever! I'll look forward to my issue. I do ask one favor...if I win from you I need your block autographed please. :-)

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  39. It's so cool when quilts and quilt blocks have a personal story and meaning behind them! Thanks for sharing!!! I would love a copy of the magazine!

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  40. This is a cute Applique block! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  41. Great appliqued block! Love it and so very country! thanks for your participation in this new book and congratulations! I love your color scheme and block.

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  42. Dawn I love the basket of flowers...thanks so much and congratulations
    Sharon

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  43. Your block very pretty and sweet to name after a family member.

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  44. Very pretty block, I envision it in brights.

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  45. Love your block and I think I would have loved Grandma too - anyone who eats cookies for breakfast has to be ok!

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  46. Love your block and your blog. I am Working on your Folk Art Tribute quilt now.

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  47. I'm in for breakfast cookies, although I think I'd stop after this first husband - 3 different ones sounds like too much to handle. Love your block, so very pretty!

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  48. Sounds like my kind of grandma! Reminds me a lot of mine :) Love your block and the cute table runner you made with it!

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  49. I just love this blog hop since it gives me the chance to see wonderful talent from great designers! Love your block and congrats on being in the magazine! Wear that badge with pride!

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  50. Love your block and the story of it's name.

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  51. I love how you named your block!!! I also think I would have liked knowing your Grandma, Ice Cream is my favorite!

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  52. I love how you named your block!!! I also think I would have liked knowing your Grandma, Ice Cream is my favorite!

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  53. Very pretty block. I always seek out the applique ones first in the magazine. Thank you for the opportunity to win a magazine.
    Mary

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  54. I'd love a magazine, but I want the table runner! and the cookies please...

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  55. Love how you named yor block, it really is gorgeous.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. Love how you picked the name for your gorgeous block, the fabric is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Pretty block, and awesomely clean and easy to navigate blog, which I truly appreciate!

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  58. Pretty block, and I love it as a table runner. Thanks for the idea.

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  59. You are too clever! Nice to see some applique blocks; they are always so special in quilts.

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  60. I love this block and the story that goes with the name. :-) I hope I win this mag so my set will be complete. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  61. Darla ThorndykeMay 3, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    I think the name of your quilt is real good! Unlike the names of some quilts that doesn't make any sense at all. Next to star blocks, baskets are my next favorite. I haven't had a chance to make a basket quilt yet, but it is on my to do list. I just started quilting in 2007 as therapy after losing my son to cancer.

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  62. Dawn I adore your block. I have to make it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  63. I love your block especially the shape of the basket. I'm thinking about making a table topper but putting it in a round shape. Thanks for the block

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  64. Love your block.

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  65. Your Grandmother was a smart cookie. Love your block.

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  66. What a great story behind the block. I smiled at the end. Your grandmother sounds like she was quite a character. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  67. I love all your designs just received your new book and am starting the bunny quilt. This basket block will be next! I'd love a chance to win. Debbie

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  68. I love applique and yours is a sweet, sweet design. I too had a grandmother who was special and who inspired my love of quilting.

    Penny.

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  69. Hooray for your grandmother! I think cookies and ice cream are health food, too. Your block is so elegant and pretty; I love it.

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  70. Beautiful - love the story about the name.

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  71. I like cookies for breakfast almost as much as chocolate birthday cake. Love the name of the block that honors your grandmother. It makes it very special.

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  72. I love the story about your grandmother --- ice cream and cookies --- sounds like my kind of woman. Your block is so subtle ---very pleasing to the eyes.

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  73. I'm very impressed by the name of your block! Your grandmother sounds like someone I would have enjoyed knowing! Lucky you!

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  74. Lve your block Maybe I can win the book and do some of the blocks in it! Love to applique! Thank You for the chance to win!

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  75. A grandmother after my own heart! Have to have the sweets to kick off your day! Camilla would be very proud of your block and you!

    JanJo

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  76. I think I would like your grandma alot! I love your block. I am liking basket blocks a lot lately so this is just right.

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  77. Your applique block is beautiful. I just recently started both hand and machine applique and am loving the process. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

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  78. What a beautiful block. Love it!

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  79. What a wonderful way to name a block! The block is gorgeous.

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  80. I carried a basket just like this in 1965 when I was a bridesmaid at my sister's wedding!

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  81. What a peaceful block! I like the way the fabric compliments the design and I am in love with your table runner. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. This motivates me to improve my applique skills.

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  83. Would love to win a copy of the new magazine. I have used some of the blocks. Love yours

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  84. Beautiful block. But then we are not surprised!

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  85. Camelia Basket sounds like my kind of woman. Cookies for breakfast and ice cream for bedtime... Naming your block after your Grandma makes perfect sense to me...although I find it hard to see camelia...Sandi

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  86. Way cute block. Love the story of the name - Basket - reallY?????

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  87. How cool! It is a blessing to have a fun, unusual grandmother! I love your block, and I really enjoyed hearing the story of Camelia!

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  88. I love your block!! I think it is really cool the story behind this block. I will keep my fingers crossed to get this book. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  89. Love the block. I think you were very clever in the way you came up with the name of the block. What an honor to your grandmother.

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  90. Beautiful blocks. Congratulations on being one of the 100 for the second time.

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  91. I have never doen applique but I sure should try

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  92. Very nice block and naming story

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  93. Okra from middle TNMay 3, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Love your work & you are so generous to share it with us all! Me,me,me,me,needs to win that book!!!How wonderful to give us this chance!!!

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  94. That's a lovely story behind your block's name :D
    Thanks for the chance!

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  95. How fun to visit your blog. Applique rules! I think your block name is quite clever. And I need a new table runner. Your design is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Love the table runner idea! Great use for a cute block, and easy enough to recreate! Thanks.b

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  97. What a lovely applique block! And your grandmother sounds like she was such a fun person.

    Thank you so much for offering Volumne 3.

    Mel Meister
    Deltona, Florida

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  98. Your grandmother sounds like a hoot. Love your block. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  99. Great block! Thanks for the opportunity to win Vol.3!

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  100. Your Gram sounds like a treasure! I love this block and it will one of the first ones I make when I get the magazine. Congrats and thanks!

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  101. So cute! I'm sure your grandmother would be proud.

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  102. I would have loved meeting your grandmother. Neat that you named the block after her "third" name. Congratulations on having your block in Vol. 3!

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  103. I love your applique block and the name of it! thanks for the giveaway and congrats on being in 100 blocks!

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  104. Quilts are always better with a story to go with your quilt. Makes it more special. My family always groans because I have to tell the story

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  105. Your block is great - and thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. Hey, a chance to sneak peek your block, win a magazine and the discovery of a cool free BOM and a wool vendor -- what a great hop this was!

    O.k., I read a little bit further than the blog hop post but the great news is I can add you to my reader now too!

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  107. Love your block and a wonderful block to make a runner with, perfect for the spring and summer.

    Debbie

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  108. Cookies for breakfast? My kind of gal, your grandma!!! I think a basket block with several borders would look great hanging in my hallway...will have to get this book if I don't win it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. Very pretty. Love tulips. Hope to win. Thanks

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  110. Your block is beautiful! I love flowers and baskets! Congratulations! I am having a great time with the blog tour and can't wait to see the book.

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  111. Your block is beautiful-congratulations on being in the book. The blog hop is great fun.

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  112. Thanks for the great story! I love the scallops with the blocks... it makes it sooo feminine and pretty!

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  113. Ooooooo! Very pretty!!! I love your little runner - it is so sweet! I'm going to go back and read some of your past blogs - my Granny just died in February, she lived to be 102! She taught me to eat cereal for noon lunch! Guess what I had for lunch today!?! Congrats on getting into another magazine. HUGS... and stitches

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  114. You are too clever, indeed! Your grandmother obviously needed a quilt block named after her to outlive 3 husbands .... and to be left with the name Basked ... you are a wonderful granddaughter! :) I enjoyed this visit and will have to come back for more ... thank you!

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  115. Cute story! Had a friend whose name was Charlotte. She married a guy whose last name was Knight. Pretty harmless. Charlotte, NC's triple A baseball team that we watch here is the Charlotte Knights! She had free season tickets every year.....until they got divorced, that is. He wasn't worth the free tickets!

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  116. This is a great block. I love the name. I would also love to have cookies for breakfast and ice cream every night. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  117. Love your applique block. I'm doing more applique and really having fun.

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  118. Wonderful name for a darling block! I'm glad you shared the story behind the name.

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  119. What a great story about how you named your block. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  120. I'm not sure if I can really believe the story behind the name of your block, but it is very pretty! I love applique and will be on the lookout for the magazine.
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  121. Add me to the list. I love the applique....Your so talented....you have a very busy life and I can see you enjoy it..... So pick me please....

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  122. Love your block! As far as grandma - anyone who eats cookies for breakfast is my hero!

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  123. I love your story about the block's name. That is so cool. And the block really is beautiful. This is my first time to your blog and I really enjoyed it. I like your rabbit quilt too!

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  124. I love your style and am eager to make this block. Thank you.

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  125. I love your block. The basket is so cute!

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  126. Nice applique, love the color choice! Lisa in Texas

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  127. I love your pattern. I was looking for a table runner pattern and I think I just found exactly what I was looking for.

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  128. I love how you came up with the name for your block!

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  129. Lovely block! Thanks for sharing it and the story with us!

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  130. love the basket and your block can't wait until the magazine comes out!

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  131. Pretty block and I like the story about your great grandmother!

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  132. I think your grandma and I would have had a lot in common. Cookies for supper! Yum. I like your basket block. Plus it is always nice to discover new quilting blogs.

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  133. Beautifl block! I love hand applique projects!

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  134. Cute block and story on how you named it. Thanks.

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  135. Nice block and nice remembrance of your grandmother. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  136. Your block is lovely and I would love to make a table runner. I am really looking forward to this magazine.

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  137. I just love the your block and table runner! More than that I love the story of your grandmother! I knew cookies and ice cream were the secret of life!

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  138. What a lvely applique block! Congratulations for another great design included in this great magazine.

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  139. Cool block, and I love the story behind it. I go by the motto, "Life's short; eat dessert first!"

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  140. Your block is gorgeous!! I love it!!! One of my favorites.

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  141. Very pretty block. I like applique block patterns. Congrats on your second time in 100 blocks Magazine.

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  142. Great block. I really love your style. I'm a new follower! Congrats on making it into the magazine!

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  143. I enjoyed your g'ma story -- was her hubby named Basket, truly? The runner is an excellent use of your lovely block. Thanks for sharing this!

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  144. I love the block, and I definitely think you are clever!

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  145. I love the concept of the blocks magazine and it's great to see the many contributors. Thanks for sharing the story of how your blocks was named. Your grandma would be honored Im sure.

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  146. Your story about the block's name made me smile; great story!

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  147. What a cute story about your Grandmother. The block is beautiful and I bet she was too even if she did eat cookies for breakfast. LOL I see nothing wrong with cookies myself.

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  148. A very clever name for your block. I love appliqued baskets. Would love to win 100 Block Vol. 3.

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

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  150. Love your basket block, and I think it was a great idea to use your Grandma's name...very pretty!

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  151. cute block. I haven't done a great deal of applique, but I sure like your block.

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  152. Beautiful! I sure can see some uses for this block! Will be watching for the magazine to hit the stands!!

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  153. Great story! Love the basket! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  154. Great block, but then I always love your blocks.

    Billie

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  155. What a way to honor your Grandmother! Love your applique block. That is a great story. I'd eat Ice cream for breakfast too. Hoep you choose me to win the magazine.

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  156. Wonderful block! I love the design.

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  157. Great block. Thank you! I can't wait to see the whole book.

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  158. A great suggestion and love the tulips. Great choice. Congratulations on appearing in the 100 Block Magazine!

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  159. Love the applique! Thanks for the opportunity

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  160. Such a beautiful basket...I just might have to give it a try, as I've always wanted a basket quilt...very inspiring!
    Toni
    www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

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  161. Great block....would love to win this book.

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  162. Your block reminds me of an applique quilt my aunt made with hand turned flower baskets. What a great story to tell about the block's name. Thans for the chance to win.

    Julie
    sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com

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  163. Nice block. Thanks for a chance to win at the giveaway.
    Cindy W.

    cwcavy @ hot mail.com

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  164. What a beautiful block. I am an old woman, but a fairly new quilter. Don't think I am ready for something so intricate, but I can dream.
    Martha

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  165. LOL, I love your grandmother and her fancy diet!!!

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  166. I absolutely LOVE your applique block! I am just starting to do some applique and so far I'm really liking it. I don't know why I waited so long to take the applique leap. Thank you for providing such a beautiful pattern for the Quiltmaker magazine.

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  167. Wow! What a beautiful block. Congrats.

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  168. What a pretty block! Nice story behind the name.

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  169. Absolutely Gorgeous! I love it and I also love your gramma story! Thanks for sharing! This blog hop has been so entertaining!

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  170. Your block is so sweet! Love the name!

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  171. Karyn Ashley-SmithMay 3, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    OMG LOVE the story! You can't make stuff like that up! Going to get myself some ice cream as an ode to your grandma *grin* Very clever. In this instance, you are not the only one who thinks your smart.

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  172. Wonderful block. Thank you for participating and giving us a chance to win.

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  173. Your block is beautiful. It is just so soft and feminine.

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  174. This is a sweet applique block - but the story is wonderful! Thanks for an opportunity to win QM 100 Blocks v3

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  175. That is such a cute block!! I lvoe the pastel colors.

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  176. love all the meaning behind the block--that kind of information speaks to my soul.

    Congrats for being in Vol. 3

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  177. I love basket quilts, and your design is beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to winQ

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  178. I love how you named your block. It is so elegant. You are very sweet to name it after Great Grandma.

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  179. I love, love basket blocks and this one is great. Your story of yur grandmother makes it even more special. Congratulations!

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  180. Beautiful block. Hope I win the magazine because I want to make this block.

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  181. I love your applique block and the story behind it was cute. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  182. I love the block!Thanks for the chance to win!

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  183. Your block is lovely, and the story is priceless.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  184. I love your block, applique is my thing and your story behind the naming of the block is priceless.

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  185. Very sweet block. Love the story behind it.

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  186. Beautiful block and I just learned how to applique so now I can try it!

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  187. Love the block and the story is charming. The fact that it is a true story gives all of us a link to an interesting person who has gone down the road ahead of us. Thanks for sharing!

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  188. Basket blocks are a weakness of mine. I really like to see the runner and it really does look like spring.

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  189. This is a very romantic and delicate applique block. Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Judy

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  190. Love your basket applique block! I love anything with baskets and this one is so pretty.

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  191. I love the block - so delicate and pretty!
    Maria

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  192. Love the block and the story.

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  193. Beautiful Block and so very feminine

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