Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quiltmaker's 1000 Blocks! Blog Tour

 Woo-Hoo!  Quiltmaker!  1000 Blocks!  Congratulations!  I'm so glad I've been a part of this ongoing journey with the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazines.  Here we are, Volume 10, and it's wonderful.  So many amazing blocks to sew!


Here's my block, Persuasion.  This was a fun block to design.  I knew I wanted something with a pieced background.  The swirly rose just came about by happy accident.


Love this hearts on black fabric by Moda!  The hearts are just dancing all over the place.  


For my quilt, I sewed four Persuasion blocks.


 I wanted to put them into an on point setting with the blocks kind of spinning around from the center...but I ran out of fabric.  I even dug through my stash for some other fabric that would work - nothing!


So this is how the quilt turned out.  Still cute!



And now for the giveaway - today is actually my birthday - what fun to be on the blog tour and hosting a giveaway on my special day!  To win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 10, please leave a comment below.  Be sure I have a way to contact you, if you are the randomly selected winner.

Please be sure to visit the Quiltmaker blog, Quilty Pleasures, to get links to all the designers on the blog tour today and the rest of the week, plus fun surprise giveaways by Quiltmaker.  1000 Blocks!  Woo-hoo!  Congratulations, Quiltmaker.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

194 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday. I hope you may have a Fantastic year. You have make a nice block

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  2. Cute flowers! I like that you have put them on dramatic black and white 4-patches. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  3. Happy BirthdaY!! Your quilt is beautiful !! I love the colors that you chose.
    Linda King
    lindaking4070@yahoo.com

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  4. Yay! Happy Birthday! You're persuasion block is beautiful and romantic �� If I don't win I will be buying a copy from you. ��

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  5. Happy Birthday! I think your block would be great made out of some potato fabric to match the name. Turned out too cute.

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  6. Love your happy accident. Wish all my accidents ended in good design.

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  7. Happy Birthday!
    Great looking block!

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  8. Happy Birthday! You have designed a great block. Well done! Thanks for the chance.

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  9. Happy Birthday! I love your block and the quilt made from it!

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  10. Happy Birthday! And what a great block!

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  11. Happy birthday! Your block is so nice and would make a great gift for someone. Thanks for the block and the opportunity to win a magazine.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Congrats on being in vol. 10. Cute roses :)

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  13. For a moment I thought it was a Chinese character then I saw the rose, beautiful! Happy birthday!

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  14. Have a Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Fun block! I love how they look together!

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  16. wow. Love the design. I can see it with asian letters too.

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  17. very interesting design....am looking at my stash and see thousands of possibilities...thanks for participating!

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  18. Happy Birthday - what a beautiful applique - Love it!

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  19. Happy Birthday! and Congratulations on your beautiful block being included. Love it!

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  20. Great block - have a Happy Birthday!

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  21. Happy Birthday Jennifer. What a great way to celebrate your special day. Love the block!

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  22. This is such a unique way of making a block. I really like the pieced background. This is something I will definitely try in the future.

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  23. Happy birthday and congratulations on being published. Your block is so pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  24. Happy Birthday and what a great block and book.

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  25. Happy Birthday! What a way to celebrate. Love the block - roses are great.

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  26. Really a special and lovely block! Happy birthday from me too!

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  27. Unique block & love the creative flower.

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  28. I really like the block! Very different...

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  29. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day! One of the reasons I like this magazine is the variety of blocks. Wonderful block you made and your little quilt is beautiful! For some reason I can't get this to post so posting anon. sandi1100 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Happy birthday and thanks for the unique rose block and sharing all your options for using the block.

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  31. Happy Birthday to you and hope you have a great day. Sometimes creativity comes by accident and your block is definitely cute. I like it and look forward to making this one. I think it would make a great baby quilt or even a quilt just for me. Thank you for being a part of this blog tour and the chance to win a copy of this fantastic magazine.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  32. Happy Happy Birthday!! Great block....happy accident-I like that phrase. Congratulations.

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  33. Happy Birthday! I love your block. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  34. It's amazing how just a shape can evoke the entire flower. What a great design! I can imagine the rose as an applique on a jacket....hmmmm.....

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  35. I love the swirly rose. Happy birthday.

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  36. Oooo! Red Roses...my favorite. Here's to a very Happy Birthday & many more!

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  37. Happy birthday and congratulations on having your block in the magazine. It is a really fun design.

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  38. Happy birthday! I like your block -- so unusual!

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  40. Love the modern look of you beautiful block and a very happy birthday to you Jennifer. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  41. Happy birthday!
    I love applique and this rose design is unique. Would love to see similar designs to go with it!

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  42. Happy birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. What a beautiful and unique block! sarah@forrussia.org

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  44. Happy birthday! Today is also my sister in law's birthday, and i think she would love this block!! Nicely done!

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  45. Truely enjoyed reading though your blog.... your a new fav blog now.
    thanks for the chance to win!
    tina

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  46. Happy Birthday, Jennifer! Your block is awesome - love using a simple pieced block and give it some added pizzazz like you did!

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  47. Happy Birthday. I love the design. Your quilt turned out to be divine. I have a birthday this month, too - Nov 28. Not a turkey this year!

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  48. Simply beautiful! Love the look and feel of the abstract rose.

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  49. What a fun block. Happy birthday to you and to my sister.

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  50. Happy birthday! Thank you for the lovely quilt block and the chance to win.

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  51. Happy Birthday!
    I love your block - so eye catching!!

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  52. Happy Birthday to you! I really like your block I love how the rose gives it a bit of modern flare! Very nice!

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  53. Love applique on pieced blocks.

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  54. Wow, your rose is sure a happy accident and your block beautiful.
    quilty greetings
    Gabi

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  55. Happy Birthday to you. Your rose is beautiful. I'm so glad it's in the 100 Blocks Vol 10!

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  56. Happy birthday! Thanks for showing your beautiful design.

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  57. Happy birthday love your block can't wait to look at the magazine

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  58. Happy Birthday. I love your blocks. Thank you for the wonderful designs.

    Diana Cruz
    dcruz@pacifier.com

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  59. Happy Birthday and I love your block!!

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  60. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! My 2 granddaughters had birthdays last week.

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  61. It's really a lovely rose! And Happy Birthday!

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  62. Happy Birthday! I love your design! I really like the mix of pieced and appliqued together on one block!

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  63. What a creative block! Love it! Hope you have a fabulous birthday :)

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  64. Happy Birthday! It is great to see your Block on your specail Day. Thanks for a chance to WIN!

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  65. Love your block! I hope you have a very Happy Birthday! What a great day to have a bunch of friends "stop in for a visit".

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  66. Happy Birthday and many more creative birthdays to follow! poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Happy Birthday, Jennifer! Your block is so cool. I love the swirley rose. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  68. Happy Birthday! Love your block and love the hearts fabric, would make a cute Valentines Day quilt, it's hard to find cute fabric with hearts.

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  69. Happy Birthday! That's a great block, it's so different and fun.

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  70. Happy birthday! I love applique on pieced backgrounds. Very cute.

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  71. Happy Birthday! I like what you did with your block!

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  72. Happy Birthday! Very interesting block design.

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  73. Happy Birthday! And congrats on having your block in the new magazine!

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  74. Hi Jennifer, this is Diane from Quiltmaker. Great little block for this issue! We're so glad to have you along for the blog tour!

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  75. Happy Birthday! Your block is lovely.

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  76. Well, this really is a fun way to celebrate a birthday! I hope yours is wonderful! Your block is very fun especially set with 4!

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  77. Happy Birthday! Interesting block. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  78. Happy Birthday. So much fun to share your block and your birthday with us. I look forward to make your delightful block.

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  79. Happy Birthday, what a great way to celebrate your day!

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  80. Happy birthday Jennifer. I like the dramatic effect of the red appliqué on your red and white blocks.

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  81. Happy birthday! The applique on the pieced background is great. Love that abstract look!

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  82. Happy Birthday, love the block and the way it is put together for a quilt very creative and modern.

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  83. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your lovely block design being chosen for the magazine.

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  84. Happy Birthday! Mine is Thanksgiving but I won't be celebrating with a block in Quiltmaker. Congratulations. I like your rose.

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  85. Happy Birthday Jennifer! Your block is great - Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi@yahoo.com

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  86. Fun block! Happy birthday. :)

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  87. Happy Birthday and thanks for the great ideas and inspiration.

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  88. Happy Birthday and congratulations on having your block included in the 100 Block Book. It was refreshing to hear that you have the same challenges finding the right fabric in the right amount in your stash.

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  89. Your rose is very graphic and creative. I have not seen anything like it in quilting. Happy Birthday to you! Can you hear me singing?

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  90. What a fun block! Thanks fro the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  91. Love the block.. Happy Birthday!

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  92. Happy birthday and what a very clever and inspiring block

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  93. Happy Birthday, it's great to have a dancing block to celebrate!

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  94. Your quilt is wonderful. It just pops for me.

    Patricia C

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  95. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  96. Happy Birthday and congratulations on a fabulous block!!

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  97. Happy Birthday!! What a special way to celebrate!

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  98. Happy Birthday, wow what cool timing. Congrats on being chosen for another block in the magazine. What a fun looking block.

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  99. May you have a very quilty birthday. Thank you for your blog and inspiration.

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  100. Congrats on making it into the 10th issue! Thank you for sharing a wonderful design. And happy birthday!

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  101. Thanks for the chance. This is one of my favorite blog hops of the year!~

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  102. Happy Birthday! Your block is awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy and get crackin'! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  103. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your awesome block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Happy Birthday and congratulation to your block.

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  105. Happy Birthday, Jennifer. Your block is so pretty. Congratulations on getting it in the magazine and thank you for the giveaway.

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  106. Here's hoping you get some real roses for your Birthday. Neat block, kind of modern style.

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  107. I hope your design is a rose, because that is what I see!

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  108. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 18, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    A great block! Congratulations in getting into the new issue of Quiltmaker.

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  109. First off...Happy Birthday! Really like the free form rose...great design!

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  110. Very cool block, and many happy returns of the day.

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  111. What an interesting block - so free-form. I love the Moda hearts fabric you used. Happy birthday, BTW.
    swalker287(at)aol(dot)com

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  112. Happy Birthday.............really like the free form rose...........

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  113. Congrats on both being in the magazine and your birthday. Hope it was a grand day. Thanks for the fun you gave us.

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  114. I am a contemporary kind of gal and this is a great block! Happy birthday!

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  115. Happy birthday and congratulations! I feel your enthusiasm on your blog! thankyou!

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  116. Happy Birthday. Congratulations on a really cool block.

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  117. Happy Birthday! I love your block! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  118. I do love this magazine, always so many blocks I want to make. Please enter me into your competition!

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  119. Happy Birthday!!! What fun to share the day with 100 Blocks :) I love your swirly rose - it could be used in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  120. Happy birthday! Like the rose block...sort of Arts & Crafts movement, which I really like....

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  121. Happy Birthday
    jitney41@gmail.co

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  122. Love your block, thanks for the giveaway, Happy Birthday!!

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  123. I bet this is a birthday you'll always remember! Have a Happy Day! What a delicate, pretty block!
    Lanie
    remills at amtelecom dot net

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  124. Love your block , Happy Birthday , hope you had a great one and many more :-)
    Thanks !

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  125. Happy Birthday! I like your rose it is quite pretty.

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  126. Happy Birthday! May you always have roses.

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  127. Great block and hope you birthday has been wonderful! b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  128. Cool block. Happy Birthday to you,, hope you did something special.

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  129. happy birthday !..I really like your block and the settings...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  130. Love it when an accident turns into a happy fabulous creation.

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  131. Happy Birthday! Great use of the block.

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  132. Congratulations on your block being selected. Happy birthday!!!

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  133. Happy birthday! Cool block - thanks for sharing.

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  134. Great block and Happy Birthday!

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  135. Your block design is very striking and i love piecing and applique combined in one block. Have a great birthday! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  136. What a great block! Happy birthday!

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  137. Happy Birthday!! Congrats on your block in the magazine.

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  138. Happy Birthday from one Scorpio to another. I love roses so they are a great addition to anything.

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  139. Happy Birthday to you! What a great day to celebrate and a high five to you on your Persuasion Block!

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  140. Happy Birthday! Love this unique block. It would be pretty just as a single framed block, as well.

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  141. Happy Birthday to you! The tenth issue is a great one to be part of--the culmination of 1000 blocks. Wow.

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  142. I love your block and the possibilities with different types of fabrics, my daughter would love that design.
    My bday is this week too, Happy Birthday!

    Debbie

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  143. Happy Birthday, I hope you had a good one. dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  144. Happy birthday! At first I thought the design was a couple Chinese characters, but now I see it's a fun rose--duh!

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  145. Happy birthday! There's some flowers for your birthday, after all, huh? Yay. Spiraling flowers in bouquets just look wonderful.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  146. Happy Birthday and congrats on your block!! Love it! genipickens at gmail dot com

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  147. Happy Birthday! Me I was the family Thanksgiving turkey; mine is Nov 27th. Very creative block thks. pjrcontest@msn.com

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  148. Happy Birthday. Your block makes me smile. Congratulations on being published in the magazine. That is an honor.

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  149. Very nice block..congrats!!! And Happy Birthday!

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  150. Happy Quilting Birthday! Love your block so much I would love to make it!

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  151. Super cute block...so many directions to go with it! Happy Birthday---did you get any quilty gifts?

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  152. Happy Happy Birthday!! Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Vol.10! What a fun block!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  153. Cute block! And happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  154. Happy birthday and congratulations for getting a block in the new magazine! Tomorrow is my DS's birthday. Love your block - very pretty!

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  155. Happy birthday!! Congratulations on your block.....very creative!

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  156. WOW.....wonderful birthday present. huh? Love your adorable roses!

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  157. Feliz Cumpleaños Jennifer, Happy Birthday, hope you had a wonderful day...., your block is stunning, congrats

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  158. What a wonderful block. I love your rose! Congratulations for being in 100 Blocks.

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  159. Happy birthday, Jennifer! Congratulations on having a block in this wonderful magazine.

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  160. I love your block, congrats on it and for having yet another birthday! quiltntherapy at yahoo dot com

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  161. Happy Birthday! Love your block!

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  162. birthday greetings! love applique on pieced backgrounds - wonderful rose!

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  163. Yes, sometimes our stash does dictate how things will turn out. Your stash dictated wonderfully!

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  164. Happy birthday to YOU!! I hope your special day is filled with laughter, love, family and friends! Your swirled rose is neat -- at first I thought it was oriental letters! :)

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  165. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your Persuasion block!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  166. Happy Birthday! Neat block--love seeing the quilt you made with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  167. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope your day was Super Blessed!!

    Love your block! Great Creativity!!

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  168. Hope you had a great birthday yesterday. I love the drama of your block. I will be che3cking your other designs now.

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  169. I love this block!

    Happy Birthday!

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  170. A very interesting block. Happy Birthday.

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  171. Happy Birthday! I l think your block would be great for a Valentine's Day project. It's unique, which is hard to do when there are 900+ blocks already published!

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  172. What a fun way to celebrate your birthday by giving US something! Very generous indeed. Very modern rose design you created.

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  173. Happy Birthday!! Love your block. Thanks.

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  174. What an awesome collection of quilting blocks!

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  175. Like your block. Hope you had a Happy Birthday.

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  176. What a fabulous, fun block! Well done!

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