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Monday, November 11, 2013

100 Blocks Vol 8 Blog Tour!!

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Hi Everyone!

I’m very excited to be participating on the first day of the blog hop promoting Quiltmaker Magazine’s 100 blocks by 100 designers, Volume 8!

This is the 7th consecutive issue I have participated in, and let me tell you, these issues get better and better and better!

There are blocks of every kind to suit every taste, from traditional and modern pieced blocks, to paper pieced blocks – blocks for appliquers and embellishers and embroiderers alike!

I just love looking at the variety of blocks and all the different techniques used to make them and am so inspired by what is pulled together all in one volume for you!

My block started out as a “What can I do with all these left over bonus triangles” experiment!

The first block I did  came from the bonus triangles from several Boxy Stars quilts that were donated to charity.  I made the block from the bonus triangles in random scraps in 2005:

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Saving bonus triangles in usable sizes mean I actually DO use them!  I used my Bonus Triangle Buddy to mark my second sewing line giving me triangle squares that give me an even measurement for ease of use!

Click HERE to learn how to save your bonus units so they are ready to go!

For volume 8 of 100 blocks – I wondered if I could tone down my usual scrappy everything look – for a bit more of a subtle color way:

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I love blue and green together!

I dug into my blue and green scraps and my pre-cut squares from my Scrap User's System, including things like civil war, batik, old calicoes, recycled shirts, plaids stripes and everything under the sun as long as it was in these two color families.  My usual love of scrappy neutrals as a background canvas did the job I wanted it to do – and there is everything in these backgrounds too including recycled plaids and stripes, batik, prints from the 1980s and modern black on whites!

You might even notice that not all the star points match perfectly.  I sewed my block on my 1911 singer treadle machine.  I’m not the best treadler out there, but I give it a good shot.

I loved this block so much that after I sent it off  to Quiltmaker I just kept sewing! 

In the gallery section of the magazine you will find my Scrap Crystals block in a finished quilt:

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No pattern is given in the magazine for the full quilt, but it will be making an appearance in my next book, More Adventures with Leaders & Enders, published by Kansas City Star and due out in Spring 2014!

Please visit Quiltmaker’s Blog, Quilty Pleasures for more goodies and give-aways  HERE!  All of the other participants of this blog hop are listed on the Quiltmaker blog, so don’t miss out.

If you are new to Quiltville, I hope you’ll stick around and explore a bit!  There are a multitude of tabs at the top of the blog to direct you to things like my Free Patterns, Tips & Techniques, Vintage Sewing Machines and to my Quilt-Cam –when I am home and not traveling teaching quilting, I will turn on the live web cam in my studio and you can sew along with me!  These episodes are archived on YouTube and are all accessible by the links in the Quilt-Cam tab.

You will also notice a tab called Celtic Solstice!  Every year I run a Reader Appreciation Mystery.  Celtic Solstice is this year’s online mystery and our introductory post is linked at the bottom of the tab with the yardage requirements, colors and other info to participate in this year’s mystery which starts November 29th!  It’s a ton of fun---I hope you’ll play along!

We've also got a very active Facebook community, over 37,000 readers strong!  Click the link at the bottom of this post to like our Facebook page and keep up with what we are doing there.  Feel free to share photos of your quilts in progress and share with others!  

This blog is updated at least twice a day so you will want to keep up with the latest news and adventures of a traveling itinerant quilter.  There is always something fun to read in Quiltville!

Now – the good part! 

Would you like to be in the Giveaway?  I’m going to choose THREE WINNERS!  2 will receive signed copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks, vol 8 from me…and one winner will have it shipped to them directly from Quiltmaker!
 
Leave me a comment in the comments section below.  If you've made any of my quilts before, tell me something about your favorite!

Remember - your email address MUST be visible in your profile, or in your comment to win.  If I have no way to contact you back, I'll have to choose someone else!
 
The drawing will be open until Sunday, November 17th when I will draw the winners.
 
Happy Hopping, everyone!


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1,402 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win!

    I loved participating in last year's mystery, and I'm choosing fabrics for this one. too.

    Your "Story-Time Stars" quilt was a lot of fun to make - now I just need to find a little one to give it to (or hold on to it hoping for a grandchild one day)!

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  2. I have collected most of these volumes and find them a great resourse. I love the clever way you've put your block together and your resulting quilt is awesome! I've made your Maverick Stars and a crumbs quilt and have several other quilts 'bookmarked'. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this :-)

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  3. I would love to win a copy of this magazine . I started purchasing them mainly for your block. Someday I am going to make one of them. HAHA. Love following you on your blog and facebook and have been to 2 of your classes and a lecture but still can't wait until 2015 when you visit my guild. Thanks again for all you do.

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  4. LOVE your block. Sew excited that this is going to getbyou even more notice and appreciation.....well deserved. LOVE the quilt!!!!

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  5. My favorite so far that I have worked on is Double Delight. I used the browns, blues, pinks and golds. Couldn't believe that my choices would look so good together. WOW! I have all the magazines so far. Thanks for the chance to win number 8.

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  6. I made your bow tie quilt...fast and easy!! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful magazine!
    Paulette

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  7. My favorite quilt is one I made for my Mom's 89th birthday out of blocks embroidered by my Grandma. It will always be my favorite.

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  8. Still plugging away on Easy Street as a Leader/Ender project. All parts are finally cut and first three steps are now complete. Hadn't made much progress since I ran out of pre-cut pieces to use as Leaders/Enders. I see the finish line in sight! Thank you for all your patterns.

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  9. I'm new to quilting, and love the way you can use up the fabric using this system, rather than throwing it out, or even worse - just leaving it pile up and get in the way.....Thank you for the chance to win what looks like a great book!

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  10. I love reading your blog and watching quilt cam have only caught one live as I live in Australia and am working when you are live so thanks that its archived now. Haven't made one yet but am wanting to make boxy stars as a first choice then on to my sisters choice block. Thanks for the chance to win. Pauline

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  11. I haven't made any of your quilts yet, but plan to do Celtic Solstice. I'm currently collecting fabric. I have started saving scraps. The quilt made from your block is really sweet! I love the whole thing!

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  12. I have actually been following you for a while, but I have yet to finish one one of your quilts. I am currently working on a scrappy strip and a scrappy trip quilt. Hope to finish one this month!!!

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  13. I've been pulling fabrics for the upcoming Celtic Solstice. This will be my first mystery quilt, and I can hardly wait for the first clue.

    Thanks a bunch for the chance to win Volume 8! ☺

    my nana maree @ yahoo . com

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  14. I really like your Scrap Crystals block and just love how you made it into a quilt using so many greens. I would love to win a copy of this magazine! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love the block! Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

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  16. Your scrappy quilts caught my eye. I am a fairly new follower and I love your designs and ideas. I have been browsing your free patterns trying to decide which quilt to start. I'm so excited!

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  17. I am really looking forward to the Celtic Solstice mystery. It will be the biggest quilt that I have attempted so far. I am planning on the 75" X 75" version. I have a Scrappy Trips almost complete. I just have to decide what to do about borders.

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  18. I'm still plugging away on this. It got put aside after our return from Alaska as I had a couple baby quilts to work on. But, I'm happy to say that it's back along with my Winston Ways from Block Party in Portland. I am going to get these to completed before starting nothing else.....uh huh, really.

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  19. Hi Bonnie. Going by the front cover of the book there are some amazing looking blocks in this issue. Your block looks fantastic and I can't wait to read your triangle sorting tips as I seem to end up with a few left over triangles as well. Thanks for the chance to win a prize. Cheers, Tracy (Australia)

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  20. I love your block...I'm seeing potential for my stash, especially the 'ugly' prints...time to start cutting strips!

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  21. I have made so many and have all your books. The most recent waiting for quilting is the bricks and stepping stones. And my fabric is pulled for the new mystery.

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  22. I have done your last three Mystery Quilts, and have my fabric picked out for this years Mystery. My favorite is Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll! I really like the colors (I used yours!), it is on my bed right now! I would love to win the Book!

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  23. Bonnie, I just love your block and quilt. Favorite pattern? Can't pick! But my Easy Street is my favorite quilt to date. Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  24. Thanks for the chance to win! I am currently making the Scrappy Mountain Majesties, entirely out of my scraps. I am hoping to participate in your Celtic Solstice, but I certainly don't have enough scraps for that.

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  25. Fun block! I have a bunch of bonus triangles in various sizes accumulating for that future quilt; I completed Easy Street up to borders and am looking forward to Celtic Solstice. Your pattern listings have spurred me towards work on a tumbler quilt, 1000 Pyramids, Sister's Choice, Bow Ties, Spools, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something :) Loving every minute!

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  26. I am a recent follower and I am doing Cheddar Bowties as my first leader & ender. I have also pulled fabric for the new mystery quilt which will be my first one. I have been sewing quilts with my vintage machines for some time and can't believe it took me so long to find you!!

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  27. I just reached the very last week of the Easy Street Mystery Quilt and I am in the middle of my first 'Trip around the world" quilt using left-over solids. I am pacing my Easy Street to be completed just before the next Mystery Quilt starts, which I am already pulling fabrics for!

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  28. Well, Bonnie, this glimpse of your Scrap Crystals quilt gives me another reason to buy your forthcoming book! In the meantime, it sure would be nice to win the magazine so that I can get started making blocks.

    --C.B.

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  29. My favorite completed quilt from one of your patterns is "My Blue Heaven." It is a beautiful example of a "coordinated scrappy" quilt. I am also trying hard to get organized using your scrap-saver methods. I cut a little bit every day & my messy scrap bins are shrinking. Instead I have nice, neat piles of pre-cut squares. What a nice feeling!!

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  30. My favorite pattern I've made is pineapple blossom. I will make mor pineapple blossoms. Working on other patterns. Love the 100 blocks series, can't wait to add the nee one to my collection.

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  31. My favorite pattern I've made is pineapple blossom. I will make mor pineapple blossoms. Working on other patterns. Love the 100 blocks series, can't wait to add the nee one to my collection.

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  32. I love following your blog posts. You light up my life with all of the places I get to see through your eyes. So far I haven't had the opportunity to be able to be a part of one of your classes. I love Quilt Makers 100 block books and the chance to win one. Thanks

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  33. Bonnie, I wish I could say I have made some of those quilts. I guess you could say that I am a green-go. I have done, geese's, then just this last week I took classes to do: Easy Pease Pineapple, Impromptu, and then Pinwheel. I had a great time in my classes and sure learned a lot, made new friends a long the way.

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  34. I like those scrappy stars! Love the 100 blocks and would love to win this new one. Thanks lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  35. What wonderful opportunities you give you followers with a chance to win the numerous prizes. I would love to win one of the Quilt Makers 100 block books. I am attempting to make the quilt you did for your brother recently so keep your fingers crossed for me.
    Thank. Linda H

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  36. One of my first quilts was Bricks and Stepping Stones, and then I also made Strip Twist. I really enjoyed making Easy Street as your mystery last year; the king size version is decorating my bed.
    I like most of your quilts, and I think the block you made here is great.

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  37. I follow your blog daily and love quilt cam, I have nearly completed Lazy Sunday and plan on making Sisters Choice soon! I have got 18 meters of fabric ready for Celtic Solstice, have been waiting all year for the mystery (found your blog last January as Easy Street finished). Love the way you use colour and contrast in your quilts. I bought String Fling but haven't made a quilt from it yet. Really appreciate the opportunity to win this block book, got volume 7 and love it! Thanks for everything Bonnie, Julie (Australia)

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  38. I love your new block and quilt and such a perfect name "scrap crystals". I have done and taught a numbers of your quilts as well as 5 mysteries. Have fabric picked for Celtic Solstice and am currently working on about 4 of your other patterns. Picking a favorite is hard but i really loved Double Delight which I gave away and hope to make again someday. I have not purchased any if the 100 blocks volumes yet so it would be great to win one......thanks for the opportunity.

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  39. Congratulations on being in the 100 blocks Vol 8. Beautiful block and fun to see your quilts made with this block too. Inspirational.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  40. I've been quilting for just over a year now. I hate to waste anything so I've started saving my scraps in usable sizes, and I just love making crumb blocks from the tiniest pieces. Thank you for your inspiration and guidance.

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  41. Congrats for Volume 8! Really look forward to these wonderful collections. I have several of your quilts in progress and a growing collection of bonus triangles and strings. I 'de-boned' dress shirts when my husband passed and the fabrics are background/base for celtic knots on a quilt for our son, The buttons made great Christmas ornaments ~ used on styrofoam balls with beads~ son's 2012 Christmas.

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  42. still saving scraps! can't seem to accumulate them fast enough. have a goodly stack for your scrappy round the world, though; maybe enough to start. love all the greens the 'scrap crystals!'

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  43. My first and so far only (but definitely not my last!) of your quilts is Boxy Stars, which is only a top, but is soon to be my first attempt at machine quilting. I have a few Sister's Choice blocks on my design wall, as well as a few split nine patches, and I'm looking forward to Celtic Solstice.

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  44. Since 2009 I have taken classes to learn different techniques. I have yet to finish any of those quilts. After retiring June 2012, I ran across your website, blog. Wasn't too long before you mentioned a mystery quilt. Well, since I had never made a whole quilt, I decided to give it a try. I don't have a stash of scraps, I have a lot of fat quarters, some from when I took my very first class back 30 years ago. I didn't have any of the colors for the mystery and it was so late my starting I only managed to get a few of each color. It is a lot of work to make a scrappy quilt look scrappy if you only have a few pieces, but I worked at it and proud to say my first completed top was a Bonnie Hunter Easy Street. I want to make all your quilts! Thank you so much for helping me relax and enjoy quilting.

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  45. Thanks for the chances to win! I LOVE Scrap Crystals--you just keep making beautiful quilts! I've made Playing with Jacks in browns and blues, now I'm starting Scrappy Mountains. So many Bonnie quilts, so little time!

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  46. Love the theme and colors for the upcoming Celtic Mystery
    Can't wait to see the first clue... I hope I will be able to keep up!
    Thanks for the inspiration and instructions!

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  47. Bonnie, I had the pleasure of finally meeting you and taking one of your classes at Williamsburg VA. I chose "Winston Ways" and I have so far made 15 blocks so I'm half way there. You are such a wonderful fun person to learn new techniques that are down to earth and easy. Keep up the good work.

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  48. Bonnie, I'd love to be in the draw! I recently finished a boxy stars quilt and am itching to get started on Celtic Solstice as I am from Ireland! Perhaps I couod work on this new block to keep active!

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  49. Heavens! It's difficult to choose which of your fabulous quilts to make next let alone which is my favourite completed. But as you asked so nicely my favourite has to be the first one that I made, Christmas Lights. I only purchased 1 small piece of fabric for it and the rest was from stash. Currently I am making Orca Bay with the left-over fabric from Easy Street.

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  50. What a great use for bonus triangles! I've been saving mine, as per your instructions, but haven't used many yet ... looks like I may find a way in your new book!! In the meantime I would love to be included in the draw for a copy of the 100 blocks. Thanks Bonnie :)

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  51. I love this block! What an amazing use of bonus triangles. I would love to explore that and many other blocks in the book.

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  52. Another great give away! Thanks Bonnie. I've made Orka Bay, Jamestown Landing, Scrappy Mountains Majesty and Scrappy Trip around the world. I've loved sewing these beautiful patterns gifts from you. Thanks so much and I'd love to win a copy of 100 blocks.

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  53. Another great give away! Thanks Bonnie. I've made Orka Bay, Jamestown Landing, Scrappy Mountains Majesty and Scrappy Trip around the world. I've loved sewing these beautiful patterns gifts from you. Thanks so much and I'd love to win a copy of 100 blocks.

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  54. I'm working on starting with patches and pinwheels. I really like the look of that quilt!
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    christineschoon@online.nl

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  55. Your block and the resulting quilt are lovely! A great success. I'm currently working to finish my "Easy Street" - before the next mystery starts! I've also made a Happily Scrappily Irish Chain, using your design, as a Leader Ender project. I'm always very glad that I found your blog!

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  56. Orca Bay! My first ever mystery quilt and I LOVED it. When I showed it at quilt group it certainly had the WOW! factor. I keep encouraging other members to participate so hopefully they will play along this year!

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  57. I am a fairly new quilter and I enjoy reading your blog, I have not made any of your quilts yet, but I am thinking of doing this years mystery quilt, as to a fav quilt that you have done it is too hard to pick just one, happy sewing to all

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  58. I haven't made any of your quilts yet but I do love this block! I am going to do your newest Mystery quilt this year- I have all the fabrics pulled and I am chomping at the bit to start. I only have 7 quilt tops ready to quilt- I really need another1 LOL

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  59. I visit your blog regularly and would love to one day have the time to take part in one of your mystery quilts.

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  60. Thank you for this opportunity to win this great magazine. I have made many of your quilts and have a hard time deciding which one is my favorite but I have made Scrappy Mountain Majesties three times. I have done a few of your mysteries and plan on doing this one. I have my fabrics all pulled and ready from my stash.

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  61. I made Easy Street and I'm working on Jamestown Landing. I believe this is the first time I've seen the name of your new book. I am anxiously waiting for it.

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  62. Hello Bonnie....love your block. I read your blog daily and I love to put quilt cam on while I am sewing my quilts. I have two of your books and am looking forward to your new one. I have used several of your patterns to make quilts but my favorite is Sister's Choice. I love making nine patches and have used Sister's Choice for three different quilts. Keep on quilting Bonnie because you have many many fans that love you.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  63. I made Easy Street last year and am eagerly awaiting the beginning of Celtic Solstice! Thanks!

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  64. I am working on Easy Street and using my spool blocks as leaders and enders. Have my fabrics pulled from my stash for Celtic Solstice. Can't tell you how much I appreciate your generosity! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this great magazine.
    lbcookie1@gmail.com

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  65. Yet another great scrappy block, Bonnie! Looking forward to the mystery.

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  66. Thank you for posting everything you do. I have learned so much! I am currently hand quilting my first scrappy quilt using scraps from a 2009 mission trip to Romania where we gave each minister's wife a fruit fabric apron to go along with our retreat theme "Fruit of the Spirit."

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  67. What a lovely quilt, your Scrap Crystals!!! I'm looking forward to your new book already!!
    Almost can't wait till spring next year......
    And I would love to be in the Give-Away! Hope it includes shipping overseas?? (if I should be so lucky.... ;) .....)
    Love, Ria.
    (the Netherlands).

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  68. Wow I guess Im not the only one up late, or is it early in some parts of the world? 3:30 am here... Anyway l love this scrappy use of left overs. And HI from Denver and your biggest class to date last month, my project is sitting out and calling me to keep working on it. So great to meet you in person. Cheers, Kate

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  69. Quiltmaker doesn't have the 100 blocks post up yet... they get a raspberry!

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  70. Looking forward to my first Blog tour starting today. As well, I am looking forward to my first Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt, I will be Inklingoing it! In the meantime, yesterday I was digging through my blue scraps for another first - Blue Ridge Beauty from your Leaders Enders book. Thanks so much for your constant inspiration!

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  71. I did last years mystery as my very first mystery quilt a long and enjoyed it so much I am doing this years one too! Running through your free pattern tab I found Double Delight and printed out each step as my personal little mystery to make the sewing flow better and am quilting the finished top just in time for my sister in laws wedding in December. She is getting it as a wedding quilt. Am looking forward to your new book coming out next year! I have also printed out your pattern to Oceans wave...... A once in a lifetime quilt but one I really want to make!

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  72. How fun! Would love to win a magazine! Love checking out all the different blocks. I just finished one of your quilts...my first "Bonnie" quilt. I made Nifty Thrifty from your Scraps & Shirttails. I love how quick it came together. Going to do my first mystery...Celtic Solstice, can't wait,

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  73. I finished my first Bonnie Hunter quilt last month--Oklahoma Backroads--that I gave to my cousin's son as a wedding present. I'm sitll working on last year's mystery, and looking forward to Celtic Solstice. Love your block--It'll be perfect for using those bonus triangles from the Oklahoma Backroads quilt! Thanks for all you do!

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  74. Thanks Bonnie for the giveaway! I have been enjoying my Scrap Crystals quilt started in the Alaska cruise thus summer. Mine is queen size made of blue and green batiks and has been in use since the middle of September. I also made your Sunday mystery quilt for my new granddaughter. Thanks for all the great patterns! Janet in WA

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  75. Bonnie, you never fail to impress with your quilts. Where do all the ideas come from? This year I'm not working on your Mystery, but of course I'm saving all the posts - you never know I still might do it. Love your site and all the information you share - thank you for the chance of winning a fab book.

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  76. Hi Bonnie, your block is looking great (as usual)!
    I have 2 WIP's based on your patterns: Scrappy Mountain Majesties (needs borders) and Easy Street. I was hoping to have finished Easy Street by now (= finished the top), but due to moving from the Netherlands to Sweden, it is still in pieces. I did finish all the clues, I only have to sew it together. I'm still debating if I'm going to participate in this years mystery, I think I'll decide when I see the first clue.

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  77. I'm on the Bonnie trail...have been making all your mystery quilts and many more. I love,love, love scrappy. I've made other quilts from your books also. I think my absolute favorite is Blue Ridge Beauty. Anxious to try the bonus triangle thing and lots to look at in this morning's blog. YEAH

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  78. I have started a Scrappy Trips quilt.....have the center together and just need to get the borders done. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  79. Love the block and everything scrappy! I have a long list of your patterns on my to-do list. I have enjoyed every issue of this magazine, can't wait for this latest one!

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  80. Love your patterns! I never tire of looking at your free patterns and in your books, there is so much fun in scrappy quilts! Thank you for all you do. You are an inspiration in life as well as in quilting :)
    Beautiful blue, green and neutral version!
    Hope to win some more inspiration....

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  81. Cheddar bow ties are my fave. I keep a small box of components. They are good for leaders and enders and even if I'm too tired at the end of the day I can crank one out in a minute or two

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  82. Waiting on the first clue for the mystery quilt it will be my second mystery of yours. I really enjoy them. Hugs.

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  83. I'm doing this year's mystery!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. I love your "scrappy" patterns. But as a newer quilter I am still saving up my scraps. Thank you for the inspiration! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  85. Made your Star Struck quilt after taking a workshop with you in Michigan last year ~ you'll be at our local guild in a few years and can't wait to see what we make then. LOVE your scrap saver system ... changed my quilting life! Hope to win this book ~ I've collected them all so far and they are FABULOUS! Linda

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  86. Hi Bonnie, my favorite Quiltville pattern that I have made is Rectangle Wrangle. I made mine with sherbet colored batiks. It won first place in our guilds Bonnie Hunter category during our guild show in October. Mary in Boston

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  87. Oh wow, another loyal reader begging for the chance to win one of your great giveaways! I have made several of your star pattern quilts, mostly for charity, but I kept one for my studio. I use it to cuddle up in front of the fireplace when I take a break from sewing(I have ongoing back issues and need to stretch often) Thanks again Bonnie for sharing your quilting goodies with your readers.
    Stoney
    spirit dot in dot stoney at gmail dot com

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  88. I'm in the process of converting my piles of scraps to your suggestions in your scraps users system. My way certainly does not work. I also recently started a leader and ender projects. Thanks for all your help and this giveaway.

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  89. I love your scrap system and have used it for scrappy baby quilts and have made several crumb quilts. This block looks really versatile and i hope to be able to use it soon.

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  90. Love, love, love the new block and quilt! Looking forward to the mystery.

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  91. Thank you for the chance to win this, I love these books. I am working on a split 9 patch!!

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  92. I've pieced Easy Street and am working on Rectangle Wrangle. Pulled fabric for the new mystery and have a leader and ender project going. Love the block! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  93. Where to start - I have made so many of your fabulous designs! My favorite is probably Cathedral Stars, my very first Bonnie quilt. Thank you so much!

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  94. Great block, Bonnie! You did it again! I'd love to win a copy of this issue. Thank you for all you do.

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  95. I'm working on a Scrappy Trips quilt. I have several other quilt patterns from your books I want to make but am not sure what to start first! I love the inspiration I get from your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  96. I've pieced Easy Street and am working on Rectangle Wrangle. Pulled fabric for the new mystery and have a leader and ender project going. Love the block! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  97. Currently working on the Dancing Nine Patch and using recycled shirts. It is the first of your designs that I have tried. Coming along nicely. Also looking very much forward to Celtic Solstice - my first Mystery Quilt. Love the use of the blues and greens in this block!

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  98. Love the scrap crystal quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the new 100 blocks.
    jodylovering@cox.net

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  99. Bonnie - your block is so you! And as always, the quilt is brilliant.

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  100. Thank you for the chance to win. I have not made any of your patterns yet, but I am working on organizing my scraps using your Scrap Savers System.

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  101. 94 pieces in that star block! Me me choose me! LOL

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  102. Thanks for all you share with us. I have not made any of your quilts but I have started using the leader/ender sewing method. Guess it is time for Quilting buddy.

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  103. Good morning, I have made 2 I Spy a Four Patch, cheddar bow ties, pineapple blossom, Easy Street, spiderweb strings out of thirties fabrics and polka dot centers, virginia bound, I am working on 4 patch revisited, and have fabric pulled for scrappy trip around the world, and four patch and furrows. I loved the quilt you made for your brother and that is next on the list,

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  104. My favorite quilt I have made thus far from your treasure trove of patterns is Easy Street. Lazy Sunday is a quilt top, not quilted yet, and there is a cheddar bow tie leader and ender under way. Can't wait for Celtic Solstice to begin. All my fabric plus rulers and the printed-out intro are gathered, waiting for November 29. I have all your books and am eager to add thenext one to my collection. Needless to say I would be happy happy happy to win volume 8 in the 100 blocks series.

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  105. Of course I'd love to win a copy of the magazine! I made a version of that block several times for a birthday exchange last year. I prefer your multi-fabric version and I love the finished quilt in the gallery!

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  106. My favorite quilt I have made thus far from your treasure trove of patterns is Easy Street. Lazy Sunday is a quilt top, not quilted yet, and there is a cheddar bow tie leader and ender under way. Can't wait for Celtic Solstice to begin. All my fabric plus rulers and the printed-out intro are gathered, waiting for November 29. I have all your books and am eager to add thenext one to my collection. Needless to say I would be happy happy happy to win volume 8 in the 100 blocks series.

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  107. I've just finished Sister Choice quilt for a Christmas gift. Love your block & quilt. Will be looking forward to your published pattern!

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  108. I love all the triangles! They may be my next leaders ender in addition to the extras.

    Thanks,
    Marcia near Toledo

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  109. I love your new block and the quilt is amazing! I don't know how you do it, but you keep coming up with new stuff that I love! Can't wait to get the new magazine!

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  110. Uh oh, you are inspiring me to start yet another 'Bonnie Hunter' quilt. I love the combo of blue and green. I hope you select me as the winner of Volume 8!

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  111. Your patterns and quilts are amazing! I have made a Scrappy Trip, huge Scrappy Bargello, Mountain Majesties, Zuckerwatte (a 2013 Christmas Gift for my DIL) and I am in the process of Pfeffernusse (renamed Herbstfarben because of the colors I used) They are all beautiful. You have also given my a different eye when looking at quilt block patterns....I want to design a two block scrappy quilt of my own. Thank You, Bonnie!

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  112. So sorry I didn't get to test your block for vol 8. maybe next time. I enjoy all of your quilts. They take me out of my comfort zone, but over time are becoming a bit more comfortable.

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  113. I have made three of your mystery quilts-Orca Bay, Easy Street and Lazy Sunday, all are finished, two are quilted and my favorite because of the colors is Lazy Sunday. Thanks for all you do!

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  114. I love all your scrappy patterns, they're wonderful! This from a person who had always done very controlled color schemes, I'm learning. I'm enjoying making a hexie quilt like you. Thanks for you do for all your readers. Dawn Champion from St Marys Georgia

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  115. What a great block and quilt. I took 2 classes from you in Hershey 2012 - Smith Mountain Morning and Tumalo Trails. I'm using Smith Mountain as my leader/ender and am almost done with my 9 patches. I've set myself a goal to complete my Christmas quilting by Thanksgiving so I can do you mystery quilt this year. So far I'm looking good for that one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. Again, such a lovely block! Love it!

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  117. Hi Bonnie, Have made10 or so, of your patterns, I still own one. Smith Mountain Morning. king size in Red White & Blue.

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  118. I love this quilt! Stars are my favorite block, and these are easy to make. My daughter's favorite color is green, and if she ever saw this quilt she would grab it and never let go! LOL. I've collected all of the 100 block issues from Quiltmaker, and I'm looking forward to having this issue as well. My first "Bonnie " quilt is a pink and chocolate "Many Trips" quilt, which is at the quilter's now. It turned out just beautiful. Thanks so much for all the inspiration you've given to us over the years.

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  119. Love the new block! I am planning to make Celtic Solstice - it will be my first mystery quilt with you - can't wait to get started! Thanks for a chance to win the new magazine!

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  120. If you live in a safe, comfy home in a country without wars/explode bombs ... GIVE THANKS FOR THE VETERAN'S OF YOUR MILITARY WHO HAVE MADE YOU SAFE TODAY.

    In the USA, it is Veteran's Day to honor all those who have serve, and especially those who have given their lives that we might live.

    Thank you all
    JulieinTN

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  121. Love the "Crystal Star" blocks' Looking forward to another book and knocking out what I can on Celtic Solstice during winter break. Oh come on let's just keep CHRISTMAS break people! I hope & pray your brother is doing well.

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  122. I made your scrappy around the world quilt and I love it and the technique!

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  123. I have made your Pinwheels and Patches quilt. Loved using all my scraps and the fantastic motion of the quilt with your creative layout is magical!! You da best!

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  124. My favorite is the Scrappy Bargello I made in 2000--it has 2000 squares.

    As a former Marine Captain, I salute all veterans and the great people I had the honor to serve with.

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  125. I have made many of your quilts; the one I seem to made most often is Bricks and Stepping Stones. It is a good way to use up my 3.5 inch strips. I also love how it showcases the fabric, each one looks so different by using different fabric. It is a great leader and ender project, in fact I have one going right now using only black tone-on-tones for the bricks. Thank you for your great patterns!

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  126. My favorite quilt is always the one I'm working on. But my real favorite is Roll, Roll Cotton Boll. Can't wait for the new book. :)

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  127. When I first found Quilt Cam, you were working on a Sister's Choice quilt. I pulled a lot of greens and creams and made a version of that quilt lickety-split! It went together faster than any quilt I have ever made, even though it looks like I spent years on it, LOL!

    Deb G., Melbourne, FL
    ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

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  128. I have made several of your quilt patterns. I am working on a weed wacker right now but my favorite pattern is the Scrappy Pineapple Blossom. They always turn out beautiful. It looks hard but it is super easy. Thanks for teaching us so much. Meg

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  129. I have made many of your quilts; the one I seem to made most often is Bricks and Stepping Stones. It is a good way to use up my 3.5 inch strips. I also love how it showcases the fabric, each one looks so different by using different fabric. It is a great leader and ender project, in fact I have one going right now using only black tone-on-tones for the bricks. Thank you for your great patterns!

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  130. Your quilts are beautiful and I am really looking forward to the mystery quilt! Thanks for a chance at another give away. Have a wonderful week!

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  131. HI Bonnie! I love your blog and read every day. I recently finished my first quilt using your pattern "Jared Takes a Wife" and I am totally hooked. I learned how to put sashing on using the instructions on your blog. I learned about fabric values here, and I have gathered almost all of the materials for the mystery quilt and can't wait to get started! Thanks for having so much information available on your blog and for making it so easy to understand. I have never been one to sew, but you made me believe that I could do it. :-)

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  132. I've made many of your quilts from scraps, but this year I bought a bunch of shirts and made Goose in the Puddle. It turned out great! This quilt convinced me to go out and get more shirts to make more quilts. I like Goose in the Puddle pattern because it is simple enough to complete in a short period of time, but it is never boring to sew.

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  133. So far my favorite is Easy Street because that;s the only one I've finished so far. I hope to change that with Celtic Solstice and complete Smith Mountain Morning. So many cool quilts and not enough time! Love this Crystal block.

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  134. Thanks for all you do! I am busy busy on my split 9 patch leader ender! Can't keep up with you lady!!

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  135. I haven't made any of your quilts yet. I do love the 100 block books I have been able to find. I only have 3, been having difficulty finding more. Nice to see some available here. A friend introduced me to you page and I love all the things you share. Would love to win the new one. :-)

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  136. Good morning, Bonnie. I would love to have the "100 Blocks", but if I don't win it I'll just keep making your patterns into quilts. So far I have made the Scrappy Trips (in truly all scrappy colors) and the String X (in scrappy pieces for the string part and red and yellow in the rest). Currently I am working on split 9-patch blocks as leaders and ender while I am working on a Burgoyne Surrounded in scrappy browns with unbleached muslin for the background. You may think it is boring, but it is just what my son requested. I almost forgot that I have made 12 Boxy Stars just on a whim. I'll put them together someday. The fabrics for Celtic Solstice are ready in my sewing room. I have gathered enough so that both my mother and I can each make the quilt. Love your Scrap Crystals quilt and love greens and blues together! I made a quilt called Hidden Wells in blues and greens. Love it!

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  137. Hi bonnie I am new to your techniques but have tried the new leader ended challenge for this year. Love the results of my 5blocks. Have collected my fabrics for Celtic solstice mystery . Thanks again for the chance to win the block CD
    Robyn Barnes

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  138. Hi Bonnie, I have made a few of your quilts and the one thing I love about them is that you challenge me. I am out of my comfort zone so many times with your quilts and have learned so much from you. I appreciate all you do and look forward to the upcoming mystery quilt.

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  139. Hi Bonnie. Thank for the chamce to win! Since I found you, nearly all the quilts I make (and most of the UFO's) are your patterns. I have all your books and have done 3 yearly mysteries and 2 magazine mysteries. They allow me to make complex quilts I wouldn't otherwise make if they weren't broken down into steps. I so appreciate your generosity in giving away free patterns. My favorite so far has been RRCB because it was my first of your quilts and I won a my first ribbon ever for it. In progress are Orca Bay, Sister's Choice, Scrappy Trips, Cheddar Bowties and Strippy 4-patches on Dots. This new crystlas quilt is also stunning and I can't wait to make it!

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  140. Hi Bonnie. I have started but not finished yet several of your quilts and love your patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  141. I have also been collecting these magazines and just purchased 2 of the patterns for my EQ7. Would love to win volume 8. thanks for the chance.

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  142. I'm doing this Mystery Quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  143. I think my favorite quilt of yours is whatever pattern which I have just finished. I have done four and my most current completed is Boxy Stars and I have started Scrappy Mountain Majesties. I love getting the bonus triangles .. I have collected quite a few because I also completed a Sisters Choice quilt top. My first mystery quilt will be your upcoming one .. Have set aside my scraps already. Thanks for sharing your knowledge so freely. Cathy

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  144. Hi Bonnie!
    I love the quilt block that you did... and the quilt! I enjoy reading your blog and your patterns... looking forward to the Celtic mystery. Thanks for all you do!

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  145. I am working on SEVERAL of your quilt patterns.....one day, I will have them all done!! I have enough scraps to sew to china!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  146. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. I've been following your blog for awhile and love everything about your work. I've made the Cheddar Bow Ties and, after seeing the quilt you made for your brother, I want to make the Scrappy Mountain Majesties. Thanks for all you do for the quilters of the world!

    Myrna in KY

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  147. Thanks sew much for a chance to win this great book! As I've said before (and I know how tired you are of hearing me), I'm still collecting scraps to start my Bonnie journey!!! I already have two books - and printed lots of directions from the website. Thanks so much for all you do, Bonnie!

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  148. I'm new, but just purchased your leader-ended book, and I'm excited to start mystery quilt Celtic Solstice. Thanks for your awesomeness.

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  149. I love doing scrappy quilts. Am working on my stash and trying to use as much up as possible. At least that is my goal for this year. Love your ideas.

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  150. Thanks for 3 chances to win Bonnie. I'm still getting ready for the mystery I've got finish # 5 on the quilt frame. Go Shirley Go

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  151. I love ALL your scrappy quilts and have not made any of them yet. I have too many in the works that I must finish! I need more hours in the day! I will be following along though. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  152. I am TOTALLY redoing my quilting area and I have devoted one entire cabinet to scraps organized by color family. So you could say I am getting READY to do one of your quilts.

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  153. Follow you on facebook have all the all 7 of the Quiltmaker magazines 100 blocks would be great to win this years magazine. Keep posting love to read and follow you.

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  154. Oh, that is a great block and a beautiful quilt when it's all put together. I've made Blue Ridge Beauty from Adventures in Leaders and Enders and have the Sisters Nine Patch from the same book all cut out and ready to go once I am done quilting a quilt I did last year.

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  155. LOVE scrappy quilts - especially yours!! Hoping I can start one of yours this year ... it not two or three!!

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  156. You are the first "teacher" I have had during my past 2 years of following you and Quilt cam too! Can't wait to get my hands on this next issue....have to drive an hour to get one! Lol congrats on your new book! I just read your booklet with Mickey Depre! Can't wait to get started on that as well! Need more time in the day! ;-)

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  157. Bonnie, bless you for all that you do. You are such an inspiration to us all !!!

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  158. I have a couple of the 100 blocks books and love them. So enjoy your blog and would love to add the latest 100 blocks book to my collection to choose patterns from.

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  159. My all-time fav is RRCB. I just loved all those strings. It is has been quilted, by me, and gifted and is now happy living in Qatar. I miss it terribly. Might have to make another one just for me. Thanks Bonnie.

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  160. Luv following you on FaceBook and your blogs. this would be a great one to add to my collection!!! Thank You for sharing!!!
    Rita

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  161. Thank you for your generous gift that one lucky person will get. I am so addicted to scraps, to crumbs. I love it all. Made a few of your patterns too. Txs.

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  162. Hi Bonnie! I started your Scrappy Trip Around the World in a workshop with you in...2011? It's still a work in progress, NOT a UFO! ;-)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  163. This is my first mystery challenge and I am happily gathering my fabric... would love a new book to :)

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  164. Hi Bonnie! I have 3 of your quilts as WIP's, and I am all ready to start Celtic Solstice! Hopefully my broken hand will be healed enough so I can start right on the 29th!

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  165. I'll be starting the Smith Mountain Morning quilt at our Winter Retreat in January and have completed the Boxy Stars at Sea for the Amoskeag Quilt Guild in NH.

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  166. I love ALL your scrappy quilts and have not made any of them yet. I have too many in the works that I must finish! I need more hours in the day! I will be following along though. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  167. Hi Bonnie, Just been reading about the 100 blocks book on facebook. I have been wondering how to convert my scraps into quilts and there seem to be quite a lot of ideas in the book. Your book would be a great asset to any quilter.

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  168. I would love to receive a copy of the 100 blocks, I follow you on this blog, your Facebook page and also join you on your quilt cam and go back and watch past ones quite often when I need inspiration to pick up a project and get it finished. I have been quilting for 3 years now and hope to someday get to meet you ... and yes I already have become a fabric and scrap hoarder ..lol

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  169. I really like how the Scrap Crystals quilt turned out. The scrappy green make the stars twinkle. I also really enjoy your blog. You are an inspiration.

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  170. I so enjoy your blog and your facebook updates. I would be thrilled if I won the giveaway, but even if I don't, thank you for doing this giveaway for the people that admire your work.

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  171. Love your block and esp. in the blues and greens. Have been a long-time follower and have made several of your quilts--boxy stars, patches and pinwheels, vintage bow-ties, and I am currently trying to finish a few more. I have all the 100 blocks so far and would love to win the next issue! Thanks for the opportunity to win...

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  172. Thanks for the chance to win. I have 4 of your books and loved making Jamestown Landing. Also made Orca Bay and Jarod takes a wife.

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  173. Great block, but then all of your are great... Can't wait for the mystery to start... I want entered to win.

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  174. I love your Blog and Facebook page. I always check to see what you have posted every morning, on Facebook. I have you on my favorites. You do so much, its like having a girlfriend on facebook. Still working on my Leaders and Enders, which I just love. Would love to win the 100 block challenge, good luck to everyone.

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  175. This is a really great block and I love the finished quilt! Wow - you have done it again!

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  176. I love it when people talk to me about the fabulous scrap system from Quiltville, only to find out that I've been using it for years.. think almost 4 years now? Word is certainly getting out! So very many more scrappy quilts to enjoy!

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  177. Please enter me Bonnie!! Finishing up OB while waiting on the next mystery!!

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  178. I thoroughly enjoy your work and would like to be entered in the giveaway - thanks so much...keep up the good work!

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  179. so far, smith mountain morning is my fave pattern but there are more on my list so that may change....would love to have a copy of this magazine!

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  180. I am ready for this year s mystery celtic quilt! I would love this 100 blocks to browse through and dream about!

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  181. Thanks for a chance to win. I enjoy your blog.

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  182. I am ready for this year s mystery celtic quilt! I would love this 100 blocks to browse through and dream about!

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  183. I would love this book with so many ideas! Thank you!

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  184. Thank you for your continued generosity! Love all you do~

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  185. I would love to win! I am really enjoying your blog and quilt cam! Miss my friends up north since my move and you give me the opportunity to have Quilt club again with your cam!

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  186. I would love to add this book to my library. I have made about 6 of your quilts, and am currently working on a hexie one. It will probably be a table topper, since I don't think I'm patient enough for it to become a quilt!!

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  187. Hi, Bonnie--I've been teaching a wonderful friend to quilt, and oh how I would love to share this book with her!! Thank you for all you do for us!

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  188. Love your block. One of my favorite magazines! thanks for the chance to win!!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  189. Hello, I am new to quilting, only have ever made a stitch in the ditch a long time ago!
    I love your website and the patterns especially the quilt shown here, it is spectacular! and information that you share. I have much to learn. Meanwhile, I am getting my 35 yr old Pfaff, tuned up, and saving to buy a rotary cutter and cutting mat. Hopefully, I will turn a bedroom into my crafting space! Thanks again for sharing, your friend in Ottawa, Ont.

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  190. Id Love to win !!! Love your blog and so glad i was able to see you when you came to Manchester NH !!!

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  191. Loved your class for the Glens Fall quilt guild. I've made three of them and the recipients love them too.

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  192. Love your block! Thanks for the chance! I've not made any of your quilts yet, but I sure love to look at them! Thanks for the eye candy!

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  193. I read your post earlier, and have come back to comment. The post led me to your triangle buddy tutorial which was great. I do love this block when made up into a quilt - it truly sparkles. Another one to add to me list! lol

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  194. My favorite of your quilts always is the one I'm working on. Currently I'm finishing the top for Smith Mountain Morning which began in a class in Columbus, Ohio, in 2012. I've made several of your free patterns, too: Scrappy Mountains (3), Scrappy Trips (5), and Texas Braid come to mind. Love. Love. Love your patterns! Thanks for the chance to win without standing on my head and patting my stomach!

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  195. I love your blog, you do an awesome job!

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  196. Your block is fabulous! I am new to your blog and love your patterns! On my holiday list is are a few! thanks!

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  197. Bonnie I love how your block can turn into different block

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  198. I have just finished piecing your Lazy Sunday pattern in Quiltmaker. So much fun! I am learning to be a scrappy quilter, generally I am much more straightforward, but your scrappy blocks are too much fun!

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  199. I'm one of your faithful followers because I LOVE scrappy! Can never get enough scrappy!! And you have hit the ball out of the park once again - this block is fabulous!! thanks for the chance to win the book. I think this pattern will be perfect for a gift quilt I have in mind. Thanks so much for all the creative inspiration you give us!

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