Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial ~ 100 Blocks

If you are new here welcome! Today I'm part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks blog tour. This is my block. 
 One of my favorite things about designing and teaching is see how different the same pattern can look just by changing fabric and value. So I thought it would be fun to share my block done up in several colorways, First I tried it in black and white with a splash of red. I like how this makes it more sophisticated.
 Next I tried the bright bold colors of Zen Chic's For You. They are my favorite. This gives it a bright cheerful feel.
I also tried batiks by Pat Sloan, for an island feel. 
 Finally I took my original block and added sashing and corner posts fir a modern feel.
I believe the possibilities are endless. Multiply that by 100 blocks and your bucket list just grew exponentially. I have a magazine available as a prize to get you started. 

Tell me what colorway you would use for my block for a chance to win. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop. I'll pick a winner next Tuesday. Good luck and happy sewing.

144 comments:

  1. I like the bottom one with sashing, it looks great!

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  2. I am in love with tha batik one! Such a great block! Congratulations!

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  3. I liked the Zens Chic fabrics best, it is so nice and bright! Blessings, Gretchen - villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  4. Thank you for sharing your block. I love the original block´s settings made from solids. Lovely.

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  5. I like the bright, Zen Chic for you.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  6. I like the red and black the best! I bought some adorable red and black yardage to back a quilt and it's just waiting for the right one to come along!

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  7. I think I like the batiks best. Looks kind of like spring.

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  8. I like the black and white with the splash of red.

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  9. I love your block. I really liked the black and white layout with the splash of red. I could also see it with some different splash of lime green or some bright blues....oh so many ideas.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  10. Love your block. I like the last one with the sashing and corner stones.

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  11. I would do aqua, purple and green. Great block!

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  12. Black, white, red and gray get my vote

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  13. I love it in the black, red and gray! I think it would make a great guy quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I just bought some Olive's Flower Garden and I think I might go with a pink/green/black/cream combo

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  15. I liked the Zen Chic colors best. Thanks for the chance to win.
    cjneubauer@iowatelecom.net

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  16. I would use red, white and blue!

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  17. I love the black and white with a little red version. And you are so right with your comment about the items (number of) on my bucket list. I love this blog tour. Thank you. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  18. I like your original colors, it's a great balance with those splashes of color.

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  19. Nice Block!! I'd love to do this in batiks in shades of blues and purples.
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  20. I would do it with red and oranges with a splash of teal.

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  21. Great block! I live the black, red and gray version!

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  22. Beautiful block.I love the bright bold colors of Zen Chic's and for me navy,orange and aqua.

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  23. Awesome Block. I can see so many possibilities. Since I am a scrappy quilter, I think I would use the black and white where you did, but use scraps for the rest. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  24. I like to see different colorways and I am drawn to the Gray, Red & Black quilt option.

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  25. I like the bights with sashing. It appeals to my scrappy sensibilities. Great design!

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  26. congratulations. what a fun block. hmmm, I think I would use white and blues
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  27. Controlled scrappy is my choice, set with the sashing and cornerstones for orderliness. Oh, I know! Each block could be a different color of the rainbow! Hmmm, I will keep this in mind for next years rainbow quilt challenge!

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  28. I can see myself making it really scrappy, using the colours of your block at the top of the post. But using scraps of fabric to make it. Love it!

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  29. Of these four, I like the Zen Chic's For You best. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  30. I love bright fabrics and have tons of scraps so a bright scrappy look would be my choice. Great block!

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  31. I'd use my favorite southwest colors.

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  32. I like the Black, white and red the best. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  33. I would make your block in teal, purple and blue

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  34. I love the batiks sample- the floating effect hits my button.

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  35. Congrats on having your block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. I love these editions. I think the Zen Chic look grabs me first. This could also look cute with novelty fabrics. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

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  36. Congratulations, Em. I'd love to see it done in greens and aquas.

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  37. My favorite colors which are Purple and Green. I do like me some orange too. :-) Congrats!

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  38. Light gold/tan, emerald green and rich chocolate (brown with a hint of burgundy).

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  39. Wow, what a fun block with so many possibilities! I'd like to see it w/ a white background and teal, lavender and lime. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  40. I think a red white and blue colorway would be great. QOV ideas are always great.

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  41. I really like the idea of going bright scrappy with a low volume print for the larger squares and a white or light grey for the background.

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  42. I'd do it in purple's and greens!

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  43. Love the block - could very easily be a stash buster for all the bright fall colors (red, yellow, orange)in my bin.

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  44. Brown background with plum and orangey-yellows? Sounds good in my head.

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  45. I'd love to see this block in batiks with purples and aquas.

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  46. I love the original lock, done in solids, so modern.

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  47. Congratulations! this would be a perfect block for a mans quilt. I would use burgundy, greys and plaid.
    sweetlildaisy5566@yahoo.com

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  48. I would use batiks, it looks lovely. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  49. What an interesting block. I like a rainbow look for the block since I would probably be gifting it. Thanks for the opportunity. Congratulations on having your block included in 100 blocks.

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  50. The modern one with the sashings is my favorite. Greetings
    aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. Boy this block has the potential to really use up some scraps! I think the design with Pat Sloan's batiks looks great. Thanks! mceddins@austin.rr.com

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  52. I love the black, red and white one.

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  53. Great block!
    I'd love to try a rainbow version!

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  54. The Zen Chic version is my definite favorite.

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  55. I am really enjoying the blue/yellow/little bit of green combo right now!

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  56. I like the batik version - but I think it would work with scraps as well.

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  57. I think this would be a fantastic design to do fussy cutting with, in an ISpy fashion. I can just see lots of bug prints, trucks and monster's in a lot of places in the design.

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  58. I like the colors you used for you block, for mine I would use the primary colors of red, yellow blue and green with the black and white background. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  59. Black,white with a splash of red looks great, I sure appreciate you showing the different color ways. Thanks

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  60. My motto has always been the brighter the better! I love colors that pop!

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  61. I think I like the version with batiks best!

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  62. The first layout would fit into my "scrap reduction campaign" the best. I like this block and layout a great deal but have never used black to set off the scrappy colors.
    kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  63. I like the Bright and Cheery version the best. prycek@mymts.net

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  64. My favorite is the bottom example. This one really pops and I love scrappy.

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  65. Great block! I like the one with the sashings the best.

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  66. I like the scrappy look, because I have a ton of scraps and this block would help use them up!!

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  67. Great block. I would make it scrappy or with solids. Love it!! Thanks.

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  68. I would go with really bright prints or solids on a black background.

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  69. I do like the black strips used here, but would probably go with bright rainbow colors as well. Black and grey would be cool, too, with a fussy cut floral in place of the white squares.

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  70. I would like to try aqua, lime green, navy, and white. I would go scrappy with lots of different prints in those colors.

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  71. Of the blocks you shared I still like the clean lines of the black and white, with splashes of color. Kathy in colo repzjratplainsdotnet

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  72. Black and white with rainbow colors would be fun!

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  73. What a nice block. I would use red,white and blue.

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  74. I love the black and white with a splash of red! Or a splash of any color...aqua or purple maybe.

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  75. I love the batiks by Pat Sloan. Shows off the pattern very well.

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  76. I would use Fall colors! For sure some greens and golds! thanks!

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  77. I'd try to make that in red, royal blue, and black. My dd13 wants such a quilt & I'm trying to figure out how to do it without a patriotic effect or losing the blue and black. Your block might work! Kimberly of LaunderedCotton at gmail dot com

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  78. being a scrap quilter myself, I would just have to do that one scrappy in brights on a dark background.

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  79. I think red/white/blue would make a cute quilt.

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  80. Mine would be scrappy with white and black as maine colors.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  81. Mine would be scrappy with white and black as maine colors.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  82. Loving teals and peach right now with grey as a neutral.

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  83. I like your original block version, but it looks nice in all of the examples.

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  84. I would use a scrappy version of your quilt as my scraps seem to be taking over my storage closet..your block would be wonderful using all of those beautiful pieces of fabric. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and your block with us.

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  85. How fun your block is - it looks like a perfect block for a baby quilt. I so enjoy reading all the blogs on the hop :o) My block, Order in the Court, is also in Volume 14, so no need to include me in your drawings, I just wanted to stop by and say, "Hi!"

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  86. I would use grey, black, white, and yellow. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  87. Your block looks fun to make. I would make it in the black and white with a splash of red.

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  88. greys.... I love neutrals.. drhodes9@cox.net

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  89. I'd go scrappy brights-very boyish.

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  90. This block begs to be made with scraps! I love all scrappy patterns, and never seem to run out of scraps!

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  91. Wow great block. I think I would use black, white and red. Thanks!

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  92. I would probably go with my bright scraps. I love bright colors, especially for childrens' quilts.

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  93. Great block! I would use a lot of colorful scraps.

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  94. Love your block. I's try it in a scrappy patriotic colorway. Thanks.

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  95. Love the batik, batiks are my obsession. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  96. Fun block--I like the batik version the best!

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  97. I think I would do red, white & blue for quilt of Valor. Wonderful block. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  98. I'd love to do various shades of reds and whites.

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  99. I really like the batik one. This is one of those blocks that disappears on a quilt. Very nice.

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  100. I really like the batik one. This is one of those blocks that disappears on a quilt. Very nice.

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  101. I like the black, gray, white and red colorway, but I might try it in a green, purple, white and gold colorway.

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  102. I was drawn to the black, white and red quilt but really like the rainbow of colors too.

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  103. Oh I think it would look wonderful with a solid black background and lots of bright colored fabrics and sashing blocks.

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  104. for a colorway, I like how your zen's chic looks, though I've yet to be brave enough to use gray in a quilt.

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  105. Zen Chics new line called True Blue I think would be great since blue is my favorite color.

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  106. Congratulations on a great block!
    I like it in solids!... I see it in lots of blues, teals! (Think water and sky...?)
    Or, maybe blues, teals, white/cream, soft yellow/tans... Summer beach??
    Hmmm... I can see lots of possibilities!!
    Thank you!
    Pat T.

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  107. Loooove your Block!! Such a variety of different looks using assorted Fabric Lines... Awesome!! I would like to use similar to your Zen Chic....or all Scrappy prints.

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  108. Neat block! I would use blues, greens and some purples.

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  109. Gray background with orange, fuchsia and lime green.

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  110. Quick and easy quilt in bright batiks!

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  111. I would use a scrappy colorway. Really like your block!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  112. Congratulations on having your block included in Quiltmaker 100, Vol. 14! What a striking block. I think bright primary colors, red, white and blue or even an I Spy Quilt would be great!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. Definatley the original because I love your scrappy style.

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  114. I like the black, white and red the best, but it was hard to choose! They're all great!

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  115. I think your black and white with a splash of red is stunning. Thanks.

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  116. I think I would use bright batiks with Kona black accents to really make the colors pop! Cool block!

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  117. Im a person who loves color, so i must choose your first block and the wonderful colors you have in it
    sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  118. Love the red and black colors you used. ndfromsd at gmail. com

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  119. I would like to do grays, teal and orange. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  120. I would try red, white, and blue. This is really an intriguing design. It looks fairly easy to make, but makes a complicated design.

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  121. I like the Zen Chick colors, but I think that I am truly a scrappy girl at heart and would be hitting my stash and just work with the same values rather than using the same fabrics.

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  122. I like the last version with sashing and cornerstones. Thanks for the chance to win.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  123. I like the black, white and red, but it was hard to choose, they all are gorgeous

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  124. I too love playing with colors. if you're going for a design, make it shine!
    I actually like the Zen Chic version....I like the organized secondary pattern that shows up!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  125. I love Grunge so I would start with the ash grey and build from there

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  126. Love the gray one but right now I am into purple and lime green. Thanks for the chance to win, since Hasting's closed there are no local places less than 60 miles to get magazines.

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  127. This would be great with all scraps. Maybe one constant

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  128. I think I would do this block in bright colors and use the largest square as a place for an "I Spy" fabric --- a cute quilt for a child.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  129. I like the black, white, and grey, but with either lime green or teal instead of red.

    GeezBEES75 at Gmail dot com

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  130. I loved the gray quilt with the bright colors!

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  131. I like the modern variation best!

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  132. I like the Zen's chic one.
    rsgrandinetti (at) yahoo (dot)com

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  134. Sorry for the delete and now the corrected response. I am partial to the 'sophisticated' color way. I love the classic color choices and that the design with these colors doesn't appear too busy for my eye.

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  135. I love the tutorial and saying. My colors are the black and white and I would add some red.
    gandn74@ymail.com

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