Tuesday, May 1, 2012

100 Blocks!

HI Everyone! Sorry, I'm a little late this morning for the blog tour. I've been sewing like crazy getting ready for quilt market!
When I did my block I sent 2 in, the one you see in the magazine and the one here. (Sorry for the fuzzy picture!). Both turned out nice but I think the cream background one that they chose was a bit better. It was fun designing a small quilt to go with the block as well. I've always wanted to do a shamrock block and with a last name like mine, well, this was a great time to do it! I'm going to make a bed size quilt when time allows! I've enjoyed seeing all the blocks since the first magazine came out and what an honor to be in it again! Good luck to all that enter!
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97 comments:

  1. Love your Irish shamrock - congratulations on your designing skills and your selection for the new magazine.

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  2. Love your pattern....Congrats to you and your blocks...Judith, Texas

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  3. I like your shamrock! I am of Irish and Scottish descent. I guess I should consider making a thistle block to alternate with you pretty block.

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  4. Thanks for offering the giveaway. Your shamrock rocks!

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  5. Congrats on your block!! Thank you for participating in the blog hop, especially with your schedule!

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  6. Congratulations! I like your shamrock block!

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  7. You sound frenzied! Nice block though - it will be great to see it as a quilt.

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  8. Everyone needs the luck of the Irish. Good for you. Thank you for partipating and giving us all a chance to win a copy of such a creative magazine.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  9. Thankk you for the cute block.:)

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  10. What a fun block! I like the softer curves in the leaves. Congrats and good luck at Market!

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  11. I've been looking for a good shamrock block. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love the black background. Congrats and thanks.

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  13. Cute block! I look forward to seeing your other designs. Thanks.

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  14. I am anxious to see this magazine! I love your block and wish it had been out a few years back when I made some St. Patrick's day tablerunners. I guess it's time to make some new ones!

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  15. Looking forward to seeing this magazine. Congratulations on being in the magazine. I really like your clover block.

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  16. This is one of the best shamrock blocks I've seen! My husband and I were married on St. Patrick's Day, 22 years ago. Congratulations!

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  17. I'm always looking for good shamrock blocks, this one is great. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow, you are right...Irish and Shamrock, what a great combination! Congratulations, Sandi! Thank you for a great giveaway, too! :)

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  19. Congratulations on a great block! I love shamrocks.

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  20. I like this Shamrock block, congratulations!

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  21. Cute block and appropriate to you! Congrats for making it in the magazine!

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  22. My daughter loves all things Irish, so I may have to make her a table runner using your shamrock blocks!

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  23. Not to many patterns out there for shamrocks. For years I've been wanting to do something with one. Your design looks like a winner to me. Sandi

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  24. Congrats on making the book!

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  25. This is definitely a fitting block for you to submit! Congratulations for your block being selected for QM 100 Blocks v5.

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  26. All the luck to you and congratulations on a great block!

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  27. My last name is Flynn...shamrock perfection!

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  28. Your block looks like it would be fun to make.

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  29. What five minutes do you have to make a quilt for you? A friend from the WWQP. Seriously, the shamrock looks nice and should make a nice quilt. Congratulations on having another block included.

    Marge Harrington

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  30. I've been wanting to do a shamrock table topper.

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  31. I really do love the block on the black background so I'll have to see the one in the magazine. Either way though, you did a great job. It's nice to see a 'real' Irish Shamrock too. So many think they shoud have 4 leaves and they don't.

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  32. Congrats on having your block in one of the best magazines ever! Your shamrock is probably the best quilted shamrock I've seen, especially with the two-toned leaves! I'm not Irish, but I could see using this block in something fun!

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  33. Congrats on making the magazine! Everyone needs something Irish to put up for St. Patrick's Day.

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  34. Happy for you! It must have been the luck of the Irish ;^)

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  35. How cute-shamrock-Irish....meant to be!! Congratulations on being published! Can't wait to get my hands on volume 5!

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  36. Cute block. Congrats on making the cut.

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  37. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your block ;)

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  38. Yes, I think Cream would be the better background. Love your block and congrats on being in this issue.

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  39. Very cute block. Yes I would like the cream background too. Thanks for participating in the 100 Blocks blog hop.

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  40. Grats on getting your block published.

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  41. My maiden name is Ireland, so id LOVE a shamrock quilt! Thanks for creating that block for us!

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  42. Love your shamrock block! Would love to use it! Thanks for the giveaway chance.
    With a name like that, why wouldn't you do Celtic designs! So cute! I've always loved Celtic designs, and then I married into an Irish family. My husband's family immigrated from Ireland a few generations back, and he's from New York City. I've done baby quilts and quilted Celtic designs in my babies' quilts. My new idea is to do a Double Irish Chain in green and gold, the family colors, and maybe design a cross-stitch of the family crest, and put that in the middle, medallion-style.

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    1. Rachell, check out the gallery section of my web site; www.irishchain.com There is a celtic quilt posted. Sorry-there is no pattern for this one!

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  43. Love the shamrock - the look of curves without sewing them - thank you. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. congrats on being in the book ...it's one I look forward to!

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  45. Great block - can't wait to see you use it in a big project!!!

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  46. I've never seen a Shamrock block before...very nice:)

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  47. What a fun block! A couple would make a neat wall hanging for St. Patrick's day. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  48. Congrats... you did your name proud! Since St Pat is also the patron saint of engineers I've got to make a quilt w/ this block & irish chains etc. maybe it may get done for the 30 years since I graduated from NMIMT...40th would probably be a more realistic goal.

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  49. The light and dark fabrics give the shamrock wonderful dimension.

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  50. What a sweet block! Is this your signature block? Congrats on getting your block in the magazine. tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  51. Thanks on your info on your two blocks & which was selected (congrats on being chosen :) Wishing you well when you go to market.

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  52. Congrats on your Shamrock being included! Have a great market.

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  53. Shamrocks are cool and are supposed to be good luck so a quilt of them should be a wonderful thing.

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  54. You must be Irish at heart! Most of us are - we love the shamrock and always look for the rainbow!

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  55. I like your Shamrock block light or dark actually I think I like the dark one very much. Have fun at market wish I was there. I am a new follower. I really want to win but don't we all.

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  56. Congrats on having your shamrock selected for 100 Blocks. Great design but then green is a favorite color

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  57. Gotta love it if it is Irish. Thanks for such a fun idea.

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  58. love your work thank you angchappell@yahoo.com

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  59. Great Shamrock! debbie73521@yahoo.com

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  60. I like your block and the fabrics you used. Congrats on being in the 100 block issue!

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  61. Thanks for chance to win a copy! (Email: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  62. Very cute block! I would love to see the quilt you make from this pattern. Congratulations on being in the magazine and blog tour.

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  63. Nice block. We have a little Irish heritage in our family, so I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the 100 Blocks book.

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  64. I think your shamrock would be easier to piece than the one I designed some years ago.

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  65. I like your shamrock block and I am a big fan of batiks so I like the fabric that you used.

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  66. Congratulations! I love your shamrock design! I've just recently been thinking of making a shamrock wall hanging because I've always enjoyed looking for 4-leaf clovers and amaze myself how often I find them!

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  67. I always enjoy seeing your quilts in the magazines. I'm eager to see your shamrock pattern in the magazine. The black background is so dramatic, I like it. I don't applique and have always wanted to make a nice shamrock quilt. My father was Irish and shamrocks mean a lot to me. Thank you!

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  68. Congrats! Very cool block.

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  69. Very nice block. Would love to see the quilt layout. Congrats on making the magazine.

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  70. Great block! Thanks for the chance at the give-away!
    Maureen
    mgw070 (at) shaw (dot) ca

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  71. Congratulations on being included in 100 Blocks! Love the shamrock!

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  72. Congratulations on a great block! I love all things Irish too!

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  73. Cool Block! Congratulations on getting it published in the magazine! :)

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  74. I love the block and can see it put to good use in a Paddy's Day quilt.

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  75. Nice block and Congratulations on having your block included in this year's issue.

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  76. Congrats on having your block in Quiltmaker's 100 Block magazine. It looks like a fun block to make and be a nice table runner for St. paddy's day. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Looking forward to seeing the shamrock on a white background. Love the different shades of green you have used as though the sun is peeping through. Thanks for the giveaway,

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  78. Congrats for being in the magazine. I know how crazy life can get sometimes.

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  79. Congrats on having your block in the latest issue! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  80. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on having your adorable block published!

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  81. Fun block, luck of the Irish.

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  82. Congrats and thanks for your block as I needed an Irish block.

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  83. Congrats and thanks for your block as I needed an Irish block.

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  84. What a neat block to make a table runner . Thanks for the chance to win.

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