Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7 Blog Tour!

Hello, and welcome to day 3 of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7 Blog Tour! It has been my great pleasure to be a part of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks series since it's inception. Here I am for the fifth time and on the cover too! 





My block is "Simple Life" and it's all applique!

Simple Life







I thought it would be fun to show you some different color options for Simple Life. How about using orange, black and green for Fall?

Simple Life


....Or, blue, black and red.

Simple Life


And finally, how do you like pink, red and green?

Simple Life

I took the last color scheme and drafted this table or wall size quilt using four of the blocks in a diagonal set.

Simple Life quilt

What colors would you pick to make your own Simple Life block?

Just leave a comment here by 5 pm PST Friday May 3rd for a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7, to be sent to you directly from Quiltmaker.  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7 will be arriving on newsstands May 7.

Thank you for visiting and now I'll give you a quick link to get back to the Quiltmaker blog for more touring and giveaways!

Until next time,

Martha

214 comments:

  1. I love how you have included the applique block into the simple life quilt! Perfect! Congratulations on being a cover girl too!

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  2. A very pretty block, I don't do a lot of applique but think this would make a lovely pillow.

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  3. What a great block - my favourite version is the orange/black/green!

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  4. I really love your quilt and the pink, red and green colors! Very pretty block! I am making my first big applique quilt right now-an owl quilt for my granddaughter's graduation from high school! Congratulations on having your block published! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of Volume 7! Looks to be the best one yet!!

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  5. I like the first one with the blue house but I HATE word verification!!

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  6. I am all about bright, clear colors so I would love to see if I could make this work in aqua, lime green and bright yellow.

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  7. Probably I would go completely scrappy.

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  8. This is my fave block on tour so far! Just lovely! I think I would like to make your block in springy colors yellows reds pinks!

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  9. For some reason I've been drawn to house blocks. Have always wanted to make a house quilt but haven't done it yet. Your block is adorable and I think I might follow in your pink, green and red. Thanks for the cute block and a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  10. I am collecting house blocks right now. Yours will be a welcome addition.

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  11. I love your adorable block! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

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  12. Since spring has finally come to New England, I would choose bright spring colors--green, blue, pink, and yellow. Great block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I would make this block in bright colors. I love happy houses.

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  14. What a cute block! I would try it in bright colors making them look like little Caribbean houses. Thanks

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  15. Pink and green for me! I love house blocks and I really like your little table topper.

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  16. I love the pink green and red block and I might see how a little purple adds to the mix.

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  17. I would make it in spring colors like greens, blues and yellows. Love the magazines you're in, Magic Patch is one of my faves!

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  18. Its been a long cold winter and I want a house on atropical island

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  19. I would use Yellow's and Black's with some white to splash in there.

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  20. Your appliqued block is just stunning. I would choose all of your color schemes. Applique looks so hard yet it is just a beatuiful block. Thank you for being a part of QM 100 Blocks, Volume 7 tour and giving all of us a chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

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  21. I love the pink, red, and green block. I especially like the small table topper/quilt you made with the 4 blocks together. Very nice!

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  22. I like the pink, red and green. Very cute block. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  23. What a beautiful block! I love the "simple life"! I think I would use colors like you used in the first block. I like those colors.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  24. Your block is adorable in any colorway!

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  25. what a very pretty block. it is such a happy scene. I would use the pink and green families.

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  26. Sometimes a folkish block looks fun in Kaffe brights. Maybe????

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  27. Congrats on your fifth inclusion into 100 Blocks and front page too.I think your block is so cute and glad you showed it in different colorways.

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  28. Simple life is just darling, i like your first block, thanks for sharing

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  29. Your block is so cute, I really would have a hard time picking out colors..Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Like your take on trees. I would go with the blue, black and red, although to make the block I would likely choose some zingy modern prints

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  31. Great block. Love the red, pink and green.

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  32. Cute block in all of those different colors. I love the red quilt.

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  33. I like the pink, red & green. I would make a table runner for my antique buffet with this pattern.

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  34. I like your house block made into the quilt. I would make one in black and white, polka dots and stripes.

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  35. I love the house block. I would have to do it in blues and browns.

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  36. I love the colors you used in the first picture. This is SO cute! Definitely have to add it to the "Must Make" pile!

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  37. I can see the house block as a pillow....this has been a fun blog hop... Thanks for the chance to win

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  38. Beautiful block...congrats on being on the cover. Thank you for the chance to win.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  39. I love the blue, black and red house. Very nice block.

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  40. I love your block!! I like each of your samples, but would probably pick pink and brown for myself.

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  41. I like your block in each variation...

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  42. I'm so impressed by applique, but haven't tried it yet. This is a very folksy happy block! Thank you.

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  43. I love, love this block. The blue, black, and red combo can not be beat.

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  44. Love it! I'd be tempted to make a red, white, and blue one and make an Americana quilt.

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  45. I'd like to see it in something bold, like lime green & blue.

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  46. I would do it in blues and whites... maybe a touch of deep red.

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  47. Cute block, especially in the setting where they're rotated on point. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  48. Very cute block! I like so many colors - it would be up the fabric I find at the time to decide the colors used for the block.

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  49. Lovely block! A blue hous is just adorable!

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  50. I love this block so much and I would use red as my color,its my favorite color. 5 times Wow your very creative person, that I need to follow more. Thank you so much for this beautiful block.

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  51. I think 30's fabrics would really look good:)
    Thanks!

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  52. I just started playing with applique. .this one looks easy enough for me but still very classy! Thank you!

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  53. I would pick lilac and blue. Love the block

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  54. Thanks for sharing how your block looks in different colorway. I think that I'd be traditional and use green grass, blue shy and pink flowers.

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  55. I like vibrant colors. So, I think the colors would be a brighter version of the third block you showcased. :-)

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  56. I LOVE your block. I LOVE your wall quilt setting. I LOVE your choice of print backgounds. As for me, I LOVE to use blue and white. I think a blue and white tabletopper would be LOVELY!

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  57. I like scrappy homw spun colors....civil war reprints. Congratulations on having a block in this volume. I really love it!! Thank you!

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  58. I'd pick greens and reds. Looks good in all color combos. Nice block and wall quilt setting.

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  59. Your block is wonderful-like the different seasons-thank you for a chance to win

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  60. Pinks and greens is very cool, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.
    mhinders@myclearwave.net

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  61. Blue , black and red...I like houses quilts , thank you , martamanole@yahoo.com

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  62. These blocks are so great in combination! I love the blue, black and red version.

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  63. What a pretty block! I think I would make it red, green and yellow with some pretty blue too. I may have to applique this block as it is so cute.

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  64. I love house blocks. Simple Life is very sweet and looks great in the quilt design.

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  65. I'm a new quilter, thank you for your project design.

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  66. love the house block thanks for the peek

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  67. I would go with red, white and blue for my block. Love the setting you show. Congrats!

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  68. I'm new to applique and love your block especially in fall colors

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  69. Very cute block. I love applique.

    I would probably use earth tones. Browns & Greens.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  70. Pretty block! I think I would use lime green, hot pink, orange, and black and white for a fun whimsical look. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  71. How charming! I like brown, pink, and blue!

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  72. What a fun block. It would be fun to make using blues, whites and yellow.

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  73. Mustard, Navy & Cranberry. Congrats on being in the 100 (again!)

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  74. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comMay 1, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Your block is beautiful and I like how the design is balanced with the stems and circles in the top part of the block and then repeated in the lower section. My color scheme would have green, tan, brown and a rusty red.

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  75. I love house blocks - this one is lovely. I'd probably make it in greens, reds, browns & some blues. Thanks.

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  76. Love, love, love that block in all the color ways.

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  77. Your block took my breath away. I love it. I love all the colorways you used. Thank you for a chance to win the magazine. Hugs

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  78. Love your block. Would be nice to make a wallhanging with all four seasons.
    cherietwilliams@hotmail(dot)com

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  79. I really like this block, i've never made a house block. I'm not very good at appliqué but, I think I'll give it my best shot. I love your block setting, it really changes it, wonderful idea. Thank you, Toni Anne ;->

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  80. I love the pink & green version! Great block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. What a whimsical little block. Congrats on being chosen . . . again!

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  82. Probably Purple and gold with a little Green. That would be Spring-y to me. CUTE block. Congrats on making the cover of the issue. Hope I Can be a Lucky Winner.

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  83. I would look at doing greens and browns. Cute block

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  84. I just love to do applique blocks. The different colors change the seasons and would make a lovely quilt with all the seasons. Thanks so much.

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  85. Love your block, Congrats. Thanks.

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  86. Love your block, I would choose blues. Congrats and thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  87. Sweet block. I'd use summery greens.

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  88. Love the block, I would have to choose bold bright colors.

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  89. Maybe I'd use blues and whites for a winter block. Combined with some of the other color schemes, it could be a seasonal quilt.

    LizE

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  90. I like blue and red and black of yours combination. If I make it, my roof is red, house is white or yellow and some green for background. Thank you for sharing.

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  91. I like the first and last color choices best. Love the block I might have to go pink and brown.

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  92. Love your block and the way you have shown four together has me thinking table topper for the summer!! I can't wait to see the whole magazine, but your block is a winner.

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  93. I like pink and navy blues

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  94. I like the red, black and blue colors the best. Thank you for sharing.

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  95. I love the blue one, very cute.

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  96. I would use Christmas colors for my house - red, green, white and black.
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  97. Very cute! Id go more modern and use blues, greens, white and yellow. A twist on the country vibe. Thanks for the chance!

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  98. Such a gorgeous block.Blue,black and red is my favarite.Thanks!!

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  99. Love, love, love your block. Definitely my favorite so far on the tour. I really like your pink combo the best. Thanks for sharing all your creativity.

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  100. Congratulations on your block being published. It's lovely. I love quilts done in red/white/blue so would probably make it in those colors.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  101. I would use cheddar, rust, red and brown. I love that little wall-sized piece! I think I have just the right fabric over here, under these boxes...(disappears from view, ensuing avalanche reveals a second color scheme option)

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  102. I think it would be very interesting to use white,blues and gold. Would love to see this block in a variety of different color combos!

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  103. I love the rose and cream hues that you used in your last sample along with the wall quilt you showed. Otherwise I would use bright summer colors for more of a beach house look.

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  104. Your block is absolutely adorable and I see you made the cover too! I would love to make some of these blocks in blue, red and creams--sweet!

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  105. I think I'd use a neutral palette with a soft blue as the accent.

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  106. I love when I get to see different options -- wonderful, thank you.

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  107. I am going to take my first needle-turn applique class in a couple of months. I love this block and think a scrappy quilt would be lovely - maybe a "simple community".

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  108. I love this block. I thinks blues and creams with some red in it

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  109. The blue version is my favorite. I haven't tried appliqué yet but hope to soon

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  110. I love to applique too! I've only done freezer-paper technique, and this block looks like a good one for that.

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  111. Lovely choices here. I'm thinking I'd like to try some yellow, greens,and browns.

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  112. the best part of 100 blocks is the applique! love the orange black and green and the look of the the whole quilt.

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  113. I like the Red, white and blue option.

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  114. Congrats for being in the magazine. I envy those that can applique.

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  115. Hi!!! It is a very pretty block!!!! I would use mostly red, orange, and yellow with a little green and blue!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  116. I would use blue, tan, and burgundy. Great block!

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  117. I thought each colour option reminded me of a different season. I think I would use blue,red and cream.

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  118. I love block houses and have a quilt of all kinds of house

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  119. This quilt would look fabulous in my family room done in blue, cranberry and light brown.

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  120. Looks easy enough for me to do. Thank you.

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  121. Love dark rich colors - burgundy, navy, deep purple with splashes of lighter golds and greens. Loved the tabletopper made with your blocks, reminds me of a wall hanging my Mom hand quilted. Thanks.

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  122. I would use bright primary colors. Thanks!

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  123. Choosing fabrics is the toughest part of the process for me. I'd probably have to dig through my stash to see what would look good. I love every verision you posted!!

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  124. I would use more blues with some browns and tans. Cute block!

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  125. I would use similar colors to your pink version...but with rust for the color of our GA clay! So probably rust, green and golden. They all look wonderful! Can't wait to stitch my own block.

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  126. Either purples, greens and yellows or teal, brown and white I think

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  127. I would probably make it in blues and browns since I would give it to my mother. ll_gee at hotmail

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  128. What a great block. My favorite color way is the blue, black and red version. Congratulations on being published and thank you for the chance to win!

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  129. I would make it in pinks and browns probably.

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  130. What a great looking block. I would need to make this using purple, lime green, and possibly a pale yellow.

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  131. I love your block! Probably I would work more blues into the block (I'm crazy about blues).

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  132. No wonder your block made the cover! It is adorable! Can't wait to give it a whirl!

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  133. I really like the block and all the different options are great.

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  134. I'd try it blues and greens, my two favorite colors.

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  135. Maybe brown, blue and yellow

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  136. I would use more bright blues and yellows and reds!! I am looking forward to the new book.

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  137. "Congratulations" on your block and also on your
    new fabric line! What a great place for the introduction at the market in Portland! It has
    been a while since I have traveled there and my sister tells me some of the shops where we acquired memories are no longer there....but perhaps there is a quilt shop in their place.
    I would choose turquoise, white, and the
    colors of antique pansies for the flowers. My
    real antique pansies are on the deck outside
    my window. They may have a true test of survival
    as we have been in the 80's yesterday and today
    and are to descend to the 30's and 40's with rain
    and snow showers.

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  138. I would maybe play with this combination, a turquoise, a range of greens including yellow-green, cream, and a bit of orange-red

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  139. I'm new to quilting and have not attempted applique, these are tempting me to take applique on...thanks!!

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  140. Well, I just love the table topper/wall hanging!! It's amazing to see what happens when you duplicate one block. I just love it!

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  141. I love the setting of your block! It would be fun to make. I hope I win!

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  142. I think I would make my Simple Life blocks with pastels -- salmony orange, green, yellow, pink, lavender. Maybe a few darker shades for contrast.

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  143. A very nice block. Think I might try it. I like your examples. Thanks

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  144. I usually only piece blocks, but this is so pretty I may try it. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

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  145. I have only just begun to applique...your block is something I would like to try when I have a little more practice. I would like to do it in Fall colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  146. I like your black and red one, and esp like the way you put it in the table topper!

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  147. How cute and happy! I would use bright colors.
    Congrats on getting published!

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  148. Cute! and it does look simple & homey. Thanks!

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  149. I love all of your color combinations! I love the way you put it together for a table topper. Congratulations on being selected for Vol 7!

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  150. Love love your block. I like all of your combinations on your use of color. Hard to choose, like the pinks & browns the best
    Thanks for the chance to win this issue.

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  151. Cute block! I'd like to make it with aquas & limey greens. :)

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  152. Congrats on having your block in Vol 7! I would probably go with brighter colors and make them " happy" houses.

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  153. A great block & thanks for showing it in different colour ways. Congratulations on being chosen for this volume & thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  154. such a sweet block - love it in the pink, green and red colourway :)

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  155. I love this block. I would choose autumn colors and put in a little blue. Your Simple Life quilt is gorgeous. Can't wait to make this block!

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  156. That's a tough one; I struggle with color. Maybe black, white, and green with a touch of red. I love your little house.

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  157. I think I would use bright colors for a very springtime look.

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  158. What a lovely block. Thank you for showing us so many different color combinations. To be honest,I have no idea where I would begin.

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  159. I am sitting in the middle of a snow storm, so I would go with summer greens and probably purple accents. Ready for something bright.

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  160. Soooooo cute! I would go with fall colors.

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  161. Martha, we were in a friendship group together when I lived in Mesa. It is wonderful to see your work.

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  162. I would use blues, wines and pinks. Your block is stunning.

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  163. I love teal, chocolate and cream

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  164. I really like the top one - blues, pinks and reds. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  165. Red and gray witha touch of blue

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  166. I love your block and the quilt you designed with it.
    I can imagine doing it in colors to match the season, so greens and reds for christmas or browns and orange for fall.

    Debbie

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  167. When I make your block the main colors would be blue, green, and maize.. my favorites.. Congrats on your honor of a block of yours making the 100 blocks for the fifth time. What an accomplishment

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  168. 5 times, what an honor. Nice block.

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  169. Congrats! Really love your blocks. I would use green, yellow,
    blue & lavender. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglyup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  170. Definitely want to do this block in lavender and greens!! Congrats on 5 in a row!

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  171. Congrats on having your block in the magazine & on the cover! I love your block & the quilt. I would make it in shades of blues & browns or in "fall" colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  172. I believe I would do your block in brights, perhaps mix in some from Kaffe Fassett and other similar fabrics. What I like about your block is that I feel like I could do it with my limited applique skills, and that in turn could make me more confident in applique. Beautiful pattern!

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  173. Right now I am favoring blue. so I would make it blue and green.

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  174. I love applique and especially your block!

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  175. This is such a neat block. Thanks for showing all the different color variations. I think I would try some dark reds and greens with black and tan in reproduction prints.

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  176. Nice block. I like bright colors.

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  177. Congratulations on having your block published in Volume 7. I really like your Simple Life block and the table topper that you created using 4 of the blocks! I like both the first and the last color ways that you selected! The block is so homey and that's what I like about it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  178. I love this house block, and it is so pretty in the quilt setting!

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  179. Congrats on Simple Life! And your new fabric collection! How exciting!

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  180. I love to see different color options on quilts and blocks! I usually use brights but I think your block speaks to me in homespuns and calicos.

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  181. I think I'd use brights - I like my blocks to be happy!

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  182. I think some Jewel shades might make this square interesting. Thanks for the oportunity to win a copy.

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  183. Beautiful block! Congratulations!

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  184. I like your block so much! Each sample you show is lovely. I think I would like to try it in a red/white/blue, as the center of a patriotic medallion quilt!

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  185. A lovely block, congratulations on being a cover girl.

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  186. The house and flowers are very traditional so I would pick civil war fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  187. I would pick warm colors - with maybe some purple thrown in!

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  188. I would pick bright clear colours

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  189. Simple Life, just the way I like it!

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  190. Warm colors. Your blocks are beautiful. Thank you for the chance

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  191. I would choose springlike pastels for the block.

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  192. Your block looks simple enough for me to try to applique. The results are amazing in your settings.

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  193. This block is calling my name - love applique

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  194. Great block. I'd like to try this block in brights.

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