Thursday, May 2, 2013

100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Welcome to the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 blog tour. I hope your travels have been enjoyable, at least you are not having to pay baggage fees with this tour. This issue features my block, 'Counter Spin'. Don't let the name blow you away. It's easy to make and has lots of color and layout possibilities. Her are some layout ideas. The table is very easy and a great gift idea. Row by Row is a bright and cheerful 9 block wall hanging. I have noticed that older I get the brighter my fabric choices. If you like traditional color themes then 'Pioneer' might be to your liking. The squares could be various fabrics just use one color choice to unify all the blocks. I chose brown to represent a water windmill of the old west. Have fun. Be sure to leave a comment and will be entered in the Quiltmaker's drawing for 2 great prizes. http://www.quiltmaker.com/blog

182 comments:

  1. Love the pinwheels. Personal favorite.

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  2. I like the idea of using one fabric for the pinwheels to tie all the others together.

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  3. What a fun block - and brights would be my choice! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. These blocks could also be goldfish! Great idea!

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    1. Thank for the goldfish idea. I never thought of that.

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  5. I love the idea of playing with the layout. Someday, I will have to get myself one of those programs. I would love to play with the coloring and setting of your block.

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  6. This is the block for me - easy to make; lots of color and layout possibilities. Thank you for the chance to win and for being a part of QM 100 Blocks, Volume 7 tour.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  7. What an amazing block! The blog tour has been so inspiring.

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  8. Great block! Really like the pinwheels in the setting. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  9. Just love the movement and possibilities of this block! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Looking forward to getting my hands on this issue of Quiltmaker.

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  10. What a COOL block. Love it. I would love to play with this block. Congrats on being included. The blog tour has been so much fun.

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  11. This is a great block. Congrats. This is one way I can use my smaller scraps. Great idea. Thank you.

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  12. Love the pinwheels. Looks great with just 3 fabrics or the scrappy version.

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  13. Just when you think pinwheels can't be done any more ways along comes another one! Great job!

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  14. Love your block, congratulations in getting it in the magazine. thanks!

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  15. Fascinating block. Can't wait till QM comes out.

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  16. Well this is a fun block...

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  17. I agree with brenco1. this is a very fascinating block. It looks like it can be very versatile
    Congrats on being published.

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  18. Great block! I love the brighter colors too. Congratulations on being included in the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. What a great block to use scrappy fabric. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. this is a great block... happy you made it in the magazine..

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  21. I've been daydreaming about triangles. Right on point!

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  22. Cute block. I like it in the darker colors.

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  23. Thank you for showcasing layout ideas. It is a beautiful block! Congrats!

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  24. Love all the color possibilities of this block! Congratulations on being included in the magazine and thanks sew much for thi chane to win. :-D

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  25. Thank you for a beautiful block and design ideas.

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  26. Wonderful block, love the bright colors. Thanks for the chance.

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  27. Love the possibilities with this versatile block. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  28. Great block - I love pinwheels. Thanks.

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  29. Thanks for sharing setting ideas.

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  30. many color combinations with this pattern.

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  31. Your block is so cool- congrats

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  32. I love the color possibilities.

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  33. Great block - I like the bright version!

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  34. What an intricate looking block. I like bright colors, too.

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  35. Great block! It looks very versatile. Congratulations!

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  36. As others have said... VERSATILE. That is the first word that popped into my head when I saw examples of settings. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on being included in the book.

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  37. I really like the block done in the traditional colors. It's amazing how different it looks.

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  38. I love your block it has so much motion to it. Thanks so much.

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  39. Your block is so great. I can see many ways to color this block. Thanks for sharing

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  40. Love your block..especially in the bright solids. :-)

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  41. Thanks for all the layout options, I find that really helps me "see" the block! Congrats on being in the 100!

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  42. I love blocks that create a secondary design when they are set together! Thanks for participating in the blog tour and giving us a chance to win!

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  43. Love the tablerunner one! Great block!
    Thanks!

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  44. Love traditional type blocks with bright colors. Yours is a real winner !

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  45. Great block! Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. Versatile block. Grats for being in the magazine.


    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  47. Awesome block, thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. Stunning block--are you sure it's not hard?? I love it set with the darker fabrics.

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  49. Many possibilities with this block. Love the pinwheels. Congratulations!

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  50. wonderful veritile pattern with lots of possibilities

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  51. That is such a great block: Great to play with colors!

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  52. It looks very complicated. I will be anxious to see how it is put together. Thanks for an interesting challenge.

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  53. I like simple and I like bright! Thanks for a great block. If I get the book, I may have to use your block. ;)

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  54. What a great block! Congrats on being in the magazine.

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  55. Now this is an interesting block with all sorts of possibilities. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  56. I love brights and Row by Row if my favorite setting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. WOW! I love your block, that is on my to do list.

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  58. Great block! That would make a great scrappy quilt.

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  59. Wow, I love pinwheel blocks and this is at the top of my favorites list. I think I'll make Counter Spin color family scrappy. Thanks for the block and opportunity to win.

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  60. Thanks for showing the different color options. That is really helpful for me.

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  61. Your block makes me think of the card trick block (a long time favorite of mine) with a new "spin"!

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  62. Beautiful block! I like it in the more neutral colors.

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  63. I love your block and the different style variations.

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  64. Lots of movement in this block! So many choices....

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  65. Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize.

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  66. what a different and interesting block.
    would love to win the magazine and/or other prizes that are being given away.

    Betty Domal

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  67. Love the block! Congrats to you for having your block included in the issue.

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  68. Congrats on having a block in the magazine! It is great!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot)com

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  69. I like the brighter colors too!

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  70. I like that each pinwheel is backed by different colors. It's a terrific block design.

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  71. Very lovely and vibrant block! It will make a wonderful quilt!

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  72. What a great block. I can just see several different designs coming through depending upon the colors used.

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  73. I like your block and appreciate seeing the different color schemes. I'm looking forward to another great issue of this magazine.

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  74. I'm with you. As I get older i gravitate to the brighter colors, even in the reproduction fabrics I love.

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  75. Nice block, like the pinwheels.

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  76. I do like blocks that offer many color choice possibilities. This one can be done so many ways. I like your examples, and to my surprise, I really like the brown based version.

    LizE

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  77. Congrats on being in the book!

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  78. Your block is great. I seem to remember always liking bright colors, but maybe since I am older they appeal to my eyes more than in my younger days, interesting thought.

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  79. The bright version makes me think of flying...

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  80. I love your block and I also love bright colors more and more as I get older.

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  81. Your block reminds me of the whirly gig we used to get when we were kids. We used to love how you could run and the wind would make it spin and it was in bright colors.

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  82. Your block reminds me of blowing the pinwheels on a stick when I was a kid. Thank you for sharing!

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  83. I love your block and I like the table runner and both the bright and the more muted quilt layouts.

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  84. I want to try this really bad. It looks complicated but doable, which says a lot (I am still new to quilting).

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  85. I really like this block - I'll have to try it!

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  86. Oh this looks beautiful!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  87. I really like the movement in this block.

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  88. I can see Card Trick and Pinwheels in here!! Tow of my favorite blocks! Congratulations on having your clock chosen! I can't wait to get my copy of Volume 7 so I can get started making all these wonderful blocks!!

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  89. I love your block...I can't wait to try it...I see a table runner in my future with this block. Thank you for the chance to win.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  90. I really like the variations. can't wait to see it in the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks.

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  91. Love your ideas and congrats thanks for the fun blog hop.

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  92. Love your block! I too like bright colors. Thanks for chance to win!

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  93. just when I thought I'd seen all the variations of a windmill block! that will look great in scraps!

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  94. This block is so cool! I can using it a lot of ways!

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  95. Love, Love, Love pinwheels. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  96. Looks like a great block to me. I, too, like bright colors and think I would like to see this block set on point with the pinwheels being black. May have to try that.

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  97. Love your block!! It's so colorful and full of movement. I would love to make a baby or kid's quilt with the pattern.

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    1. Lisa, if making a baby blanket, secure the pinwheels with ties of ribbon or thread. The magazine version uses buttons.

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  98. That's a real interesting block. It makes up into a great quilt. I love interesting and new blocks and quilts. Thanks.

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. Your block is fantastic, congratulations on a well-deserved selection for publication in Volume 7 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

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  100. Can't wait until I get my magazine so that I can see how your construct your block! Many thanks!

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  101. Very beautiful block. I like the colors you choose too.

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  102. I'm loving pinwheels, so I really love your block. Great job!

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  103. This block is one of my favs so far. It's like a pinwheel mixed with a card trick. Very clever. Definately on my to-do list. Congrats on the block and being published!!!

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  104. I can see a lot of possibilities with your block. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

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  105. Very nice version of a pinwheel, thanks for the chance!

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  106. Your block offers endless possibilities~

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  107. I love your color suggestions. It would be a great block for some of my hand-dyed fabric.

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  108. Love the brights as well! Congrats on being included. thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. This block looks amazing!! An a simple block as well. I am envisioning it as a colorful bed runner. Thanks for the ideas and the block. Congratulations on this honor..

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  110. This block is amazing. There are so many possibilities here

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  111. Your block makes me think of a Card Trick Pinwheel. I really like the tablerunner. Would look nice in the kitchen of my new apartment.

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  112. Love the motion. I agree with you... the older I get, the brighter the colors I like.

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  113. Congrats on having your block in Vol 7. I love the block you created "Counter Spin". It will be fun using lots of bright colors.

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  114. GREAT block, I love it and congratulations on being in Volume 7

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  115. Looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  116. Great block! I like the bright colors, it makes it look dimensional. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  117. Wonderful block and I do enjoy both the primitive style and brighter fabrics, as well as art pieces.

    Debbie

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  118. Great block Carolyn! I love the numerous possibilities with this block. Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  119. Your block is unique! I'm enjoying this hop! i'd love to be picked to win.

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  120. I love the spinning aspect of the block, and the colors just make it that more fun!

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  121. I love your block, it's always helpful to see variations done by the designer.

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  122. a unique windmill! looks good in your quilt suggestions. and yes, this has been an ejoyable blog hop; the new blocks are refreshing and inspiring.

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  123. Love your block and the variations. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. What a fun block, especially using all those great colors as you have. Congratulations on being chosen to be in this next issue.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  125. Congrats on being in the magazine! Your block is one of my favorites!

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  126. Love love your block. Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine so I can make your block!! Congrats on being in Volume 7 of QM 100 Blocks magazine. All of the previous issues have been so inspiring to me. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

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  127. Congratulations!!! I love your blocks.

    Thank you for sharing.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  128. What a fun block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. I love the bright colors you showed in the block. It is such a versatile block.

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  130. This is a cool block. I usually don't like windmill blocks, but I like what you did with the "old west" look. Congrats on having your block in the magazine! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  131. This block looks like it's in constant motion - cool way to confuse people while they are trying to figure out exactly where the block begins & ends.

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  132. What a fun block... I see lots of possibilities.

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  133. Your block is very fresh looking.

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  134. Great block lots of colors come to mind in making this one!

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  135. I really like your block. I think it would make a great kids' quilt with lots of different colors.

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  136. I like your block and your sharing it in different color ways. At first I thought you had two different blocks.

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  137. Very cool block!! And I love that you used very bright fabrics! :)

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  138. Loved this block! It has so many scrappy possibilities. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win!

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  139. I like your block!! Colorful and I love pinwheels. Thank you for sharing.

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  140. Your pinwheel block is great. I like the movement in it is neat.

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  141. Great block. Great for using up my scraps.

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  142. Very graphic block, it is very showy, yet simple shapes to make it very appealing. Keep up the good work.

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  143. I have a thing for pinwheels lately. I wouldn't have thought about going so big. Great idea! ll_gee at hotmail

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  144. Love pinwheels! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  145. Great block I love all the color in it.

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  146. I like any quilt with a windmill, pinwheel or whirl-a-gig in it. Like the bright color choice too. swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.

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  147. "Pioneer" looks great! Cute block! :D

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  148. Great block! I'm a scrappy quilter so this is going to be very useful. Congratulations for being published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7 and thanks for the chance to win!

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  149. wauwi like it
    Congratulations

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  150. I love to see all the different possibilities from one block; I too love bright colors...for quilts...still dressing with neutral colors.

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  151. Cute little quilt! Would make a darling baby quilt!

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  152. What a stunning block. Makes my head spin. Will definitely have to try this one.

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  153. I think your block is fabulous! thanks!

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  154. "Congratulations!" So enjoyed visiting you and reading your block story. Not only were there windmills in the old west...on our midwest farm our windmill pumped water for our home and farm operations from the late 1800's to the 1960's. Today, there is a new "wind farm" about 5 miles from our home on the Old Lincoln Highway.

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  155. The movement in Counter Spin is awesome. One of my favorite blocks so far.

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  156. This is a terrific block -- I love the movement it creates!!! :)

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  157. Counter Spin is a very eye-catching block. I love seeing the color variations. There are so many possibilities.

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  158. What a great block... such a lot of possibilities and so interesting!

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  159. That is a very cheerful block! Especially the colors you chose.

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  160. I like this block, looks easy and colorful.

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  161. I enjoyed studying your block as it looks like the pinwheels are spinning above the diamond background. It has a cool 3-D effect! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  162. I love the complicated look of this block! Great job!

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  163. Very interesting block, love all the variations

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  164. Un bloque con muchas posibilidades. Se puede jugar muy bien con él.

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  165. What a fun block! Looks great in all three layouts. Congratulations on being included in this year's issue.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  166. Very fun and different Thanks for sharing it with the world.

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  167. It looks rather complicated to me! Sort of like a windmill and a card trick mixed together!

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  168. Being from Wyoming, I'm loving the windmill tribute!

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