Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have You Met Amy?


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I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was when Amy contacted me to be involved with the blog tour for her Craftsy Block of the Month Series. There are so many fabulous bloggers in the lineup I was actually expecting Amy to send me a message telling me she had sent me the invitation by mistake! Take a look at the other stops on the tour:

Feb 24 - Miss Print
Feb 25 - Hoosier Toni
Feb 27 - Fresh Lemons
Feb 28 - Qubee Quilts
Mar 2  - mon petit lyons
Mar 3  - Mel's Own Place
Mar 7  - Sew Paint Create
Mar 9  - SoChick
Mar 14- Ellison Lane

The Craftsy BOM is an online video series taught by Amy Gibson. It is a free course available at Craftsy and Amy demonstrates two blocks per month. There is also a discussion forum where you can gets tips and post pictures of your creations. Sounds super fun, right? Over 25,000 people are already partying over there and you can sign up at any time, so what are you waiting for?

I think that I first met Amy through a Fussy Cut Swap she was hosting on her awesome blog
Stitchery Dickory Dock and I've been hooked ever since. She is so funny and sweet and makes some seriously awesome projects! Not to mention all her helpful tips and tutorials...

I'm channeling my inner Barney Stinson today so we can play "Have You Met Amy?"

~How long have you been sewing?  About 20 years.  My mother taught me through 4-H as a kid, and I think one of my first project was a denim elastic waist skirt.  I wish I still had it!  

~What kind of machine do you use?  I use a Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter.  My favorite things about it are the fact that it's so solid (must weigh more than both my kids put together!), and the automatic thread cutter.  It's the ultimate time-saving luxury!

~Any favorite tools or tricks?  I adore Faultless Heavy Starch- I use it on every project.  I also really love this stuff called "InvisiGrip" by Omnigrid, that sticks to the bottoms of my rulers like window clings and keeps them from slipping.  It's like magic!  Hmm, oh yeah, and my Olfa rotary circle cutter (it's like a compass with a blade)- that thing just rocks!

~Care to share a few of your favorite projects?  Love the modern mini I just finished for Ellison Lane's Modern Mini Challenge- sweet old timey silhouettes of my daughters paired with some tiny wonky stars- it's definitely been making me smile every time I walk by it.

  And of course, it's a treat tucking my 3yo in bed every night with her new Disappearing 9-Patch "big girl" quilt that I finished last fall- my favorite part is the diagonal striped binding.  
Also, the Cathedral Window baby playmat I did for Moda Backshop in November- I adore it!  
Oh, I'm also teaching a class right now at Fancy Tiger Crafts on the Lil Fox paper piecing pattern by Artisania, and what a fun little project that has been!  I just love how cute it is in a simple wooden hoop, or worked into a project- like this knitting bag I made a friend for Christmas.

~What kind of work did you do before becoming a mom and quilter extraordinaire?  I worked as a commercial print model booking agent at a talent agency for about 8 years, and before that, I was a college student out on the East Coast,  doing musical theatre, changing my major every other week, and eventually meeting my husband.

~What exactly is Craftsy and how did you get involved with it? Craftsy is an online craft learning community that offers a myriad of interactive video classes on everything from quilting to gardening to jewelry-making.  I was so excited to find out that they were based right here in my home state of Colorado, when I met them at the Sewing Summit last Fall.  They have been so much fun to work with- I'm so blessed to be involved in what they're doing!

~Favorite block from your BOM series?  A hexagon applique block that I designed called "Sunny With A Chance of Hex"- it's coming up in April.  I just love the idea of pairing English paper piecing with free-form applique.  It's so happy!

~Anything new and exciting coming up in your future?  I can't wait to start my Swoon quilt this month at our modern guild retreat (3 days of sewing in a relaxing retreat space, with yummy food and no kids!!!).  Um, yes please!  I'm also excited to start stitching up a chunky chevron quilt based on February's block, for a friend who's due to have her baby any day now.  I better get on it!  Beyond that, who knows...only time will tell! :)

~How do you get your teeth so dazzling white?  Ha!  Yeah right!  I credit red wine, coffee, spaghetti sauce, and Crest White Strips! ;)

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As if getting to know Amy Gibson wasn't exciting enough, the generous folks at Fat Quarter Shop have offered the chance to win a $25 gift certificate at every stop on the tour. So that's 14 chances to win!

To enter, just leave one comment telling me what your favorite quilt block/design is right now.
I'll randomly choose a winner Wednesday, Feb. 29 Saturday, March 3rd at 8PM Eastern time.

193 comments:

  1. Great interview!!

    Right now, I'm dying to try strip tube quilting, using a jelly roll and some neutral solid. Like this

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  2. Hehe! I like the question about her dazzling white teeth! Enquiring minds want to know. ;) I like the retro flowers blocks I have been seeing a lot of lately. I wonder how difficult it would be to piece that curve?

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  3. I must confess I'm a bit of a sheep and totally following the Swoon-along movement atm! I am making a quilt for my husband and myself using the swoon block, and I even went so far as to make a single swoon block as a mini quilt for my Name Game Swap partner!

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  4. Right now, I'm itching to make a wonky cross quilt!

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  5. I enjoyed the interview. I joined that BOM class at Craftsy and can't wait to make some of the blocks.

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  6. My favorite quilt block is a bargello or 3D blocks.

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  7. My favorite quilt design is the chevron!

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  8. I've only just discovered disappearing nine-patch (it's my new favourite), and I'm itching to finish a few current projects so I can start on a quilt with that design.

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  9. I'm not sure I have a particular favourite just now! I am loving playing with blocks using mainly HSTs though. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Congratulations on being invited to participate. Right now, my favourite thing has to be story quilts (as taught my Mary Lou Weidman). I'm using her ideas and applique to make a book for my two-year old grandson!

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  11. Congrats on all you do! Two blocks I'm drawn to right now are the Granny Square, and the New York Beauty. Totally different, but lots of possibilities!

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  12. I love all the wonky stars that are out there...mmm I must get going on them.

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  13. So funny! I'm loving all things chevron right now.

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  14. my heart belongs to log cabins!

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  15. So excited for you!
    Um I pretty much love everything in the 99 Modern Blocks book, and the mega-Swoon block xxx

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  16. Fun interview :o)

    Right now I'm embracing New York Beauties :o)

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  17. I love the Bargello quilts and my Mum and I have both made one. She has hers quilted my quilt is waiting for me to quilt. I have just finished a twister quilt with the ruler and a layer cake and will be loading it on my frame today!

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  18. I love that little fox bag. He is darling.

    As to quilting, I'm beginning to ponder the effect sashing can have on secondary patterns.

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  19. Fabulous interview! Right now I am over the moon excited to get started on the New York Beauty, but I must admit to being a fan of anything by Sonja(Artisania)!

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  20. Great interview!
    I'm getting ready to try the Retro-Flowers block, it looks so pretty! Hopefully I can pull it off!

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  21. I am itching to do something scrappy and wonky - maybe wonky, striped triangles set with a neutral solid - like straight-line bunting. Thanks for the chancde to win and the great interview - enjoyed it!

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  22. I can't pick just one. But the 99 modern blocks book is pretty amazing. "It's a stretch" is a pretty wonderful block!

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  23. Courthouse steps because it is so versatile!
    thanks

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  24. Right now it is Swoon, I'm 5 blocks in... only four more to go to complete the quilt top. I may have to make matching Swoon pillows to detox.

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  25. I love invisi grip too! My fave block - at the moment - is one I've designed based on the wheel of fortune block.

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  26. Right now, my favorite block is a piece called Kissing Hearts. I was a tester for this block pattern and it is so cute

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  27. I have just started quilting and I love the drunkard's path. I have not attempted it yet but i love the way it looks.

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  28. I'm loving the chunky chevron and can't wait to do a whole quilt in it!

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  29. I have a really thing for pinwheels. I guess it is because I have a granddaughter on the way and probably making a quilt with pinwheels for her!

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  30. Disappearing 9 and 4 patches have me intrigued.

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  31. I love good old log cabin because it is so versatile

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  32. I have not tried many blocks yet but I like blocks that give a variety of options in placement.

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  33. I'm doing the crafty bom and my favorite block so far was the balkan puzzle.

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  34. My favorite block to make is the log cabin. Never tire of it!

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  35. I am doing the settler's star right now so it is my current favorite. I have loved the blocks in Craftsy BOM and can't wait for March.

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  36. I am trying out the hidden nine patch with batiks. I love Craftsy BOM. March is around the corner. I need to finish my blocks.
    Have a great trip

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  37. The love pinwheel blocks. I must they are in almost every baby quilt I make.

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  38. I love flying geese1 and I want to learn to make the circle of geese that I've seen several times!

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  39. I have recently completed a wall hanging called "the lazy afternoon" Its a marti and me pattern. I loved the three squares in this pattern. They Jacobs road block, the weathervane block, the rolling sawtooth star.It went together so nicely. I have also done a quilt that is on Crafty's web site by Jenny quilting 2 class. The advance strip quilt. This was really fun to put together. I guess I can't say I have a favorite. I love them all. I want to do them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Loving logcabins right now...wonky or otherwise.

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  41. right now I'm itching to try some granny squares.. just need to find the time!

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  42. strip tube quilting has been my latest experiment and putting those blocks together is my next project, so that's my current favorite. My enduring favorite is Cathedral Stars (by Bonnie Hunter).

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  43. Toni, this is awesome!! I love Amy, she's so great! Enjoyed learning more about her here. My favorite design right now is probably circles in quilts...been on my brain lately...

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  44. Just now I'm lovin' churn dash blocks (Monica at Happy Zombie made some using charm squares that I really like!)

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  45. My favorite block is the log cabin. :). I am working on a log cabin posy quilt pattern that's on free patterns.com now. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. Great post. Thank you for the chance to win. I've been following along with Amy's blocks although I haven't had a chance yet to start them.

    My favorite block is the Dresden but, I really love the disappearing 9 patch and I'm about to start a Lil' Twister quilt. I love the look of those and my Granddaughter's Amercian Girl Doll will be the one who will benefit as it's a doll sized quilt.

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  47. I'm so glad you're one of the stops on the tour!!

    I'm in love with some wonky stars right now. I've *yet* to manage the time to make some for myself but someday. ;)

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  48. Thanks for the chance to enter this sweet giveaway. I appreciate the introduction to the Craftsy BOM. Granny blocks are cropping up that look great with the newer color palettes. I would like to try my hand at one of those - need to find a tutorial with directions and measurements though.

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  49. I'm loving anything pinwheels :)

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  50. love doing star blocks enjoying the bom

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  51. At this moment, I'd say that the Log Cabin block is my current favorite, but I'm sure I'll have a new favorite in no time.

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  52. My favorite quilt block design at present is the 'Lil Twister'!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  53. I'm loving the Chevron right now. That fox is so cute!

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  54. I really like the Chevron Block that we just did for February. I also love any block that incorporates stars!

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  55. Hello,
    At the moment Jacob's Ladder is one of my fav's
    Hugs

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  56. Thanks for the great interview with Amy! I'm working on a tube quilt (from a different Craftsy course) and I'm loving that design -- kind of like the barn-raising quilt!

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  57. I have been thinking alot about Dresden Plates lately -- something I have done before a long time ago, but I would like to revisit them, with a twist...

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  58. I like the stained glass blocks and I am working a lot with strips.

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  59. Hi and thanks for the interview :-) my favourite block at the moment is the wonky pound block that Amy did for january - no points to line up!

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  60. My favorite quilt blocks right now are the Dresden Fan and the Dresden Plate. I made some fan blocks at a class last weekend and bought the template to make some plates.

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  61. Lovely interview. I have a lot of favourites but am currently taken with all kinds of stars, especially simple wonky ones and complex paper pieced ones.

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  62. Thanks for the opportunity to win that gift certificate! I'm looking at wonky stars right now.

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  63. I am doing a hand sewing quilt along and I am in love with sewing the churn dash block. I tried it by machine but it is way easier by hand.

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  64. I am fascinated by the shapes you can make with English Paper Piecing like the Grandmother's Flower Garden and Tumbling Blocks

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  65. What a great interview!

    My favorite is the Chunky Chevron. It immediately struck me as a block that would make a great quilt for my nephew Preston. He is a chunky teddy bear and so much like his Dad (my baby brother).

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  66. Swoon. I still haven't got to making mine, so until I do I am sure it will continue to be swoon

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  67. Great Interview! My favorite block at the moment is a Glowing Star Block that is just beautiful in Batiks.

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  68. Wow! Thanks for the fun. Love being part of the BOM and learning new quilt block techniques. I love all the blocks, but if I had to pick, I'd say......ok Balkan Puzzle. My favorite go to quilting technique is crazy quilting with lots of embellishments.

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  69. I love flying geese blocks, and I'm also getting ready to start on Swoon; along with our local quilt store Saturday Sampler monthly blocks.

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  70. I have two favorites, the Ohio Star and Bear's Paw. I especially like them done in dark small scale prints.

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  71. Love the 1/2 square triangles. Quilter 1234

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  72. I'm liking the Granny Squares right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. I don't do many "patterns" these days. I do more art quilts. But I still have a fascination with Cathedral Windows. I've made several pillows around my house with Cathedral Windows kits. I've also been doing freeform log cabins.

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  74. I'm a novice quilter so I don't know enough to have a favorite, but I do find I like geometric and "ordered" blocks (must be my engineering background's influence).

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  75. i've been checking out pinwheels for my first do. Good blocks :) oh, and i shared your giveaway on the One Stop blog (http://onestopgiveawayshop.blogspot.com/2012/02/fat-quarter-shop-giveaway.html)

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  76. I'm very new to quilting but I love the Cathedral Window showcases in the baby playmat. So beautiful.

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  77. Just one favorite s hard! I really love hexagons....like the grandmothers flower garden block!

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  78. I'm doing a swap online with the book Modern 99. Pinball machine is one of my favorites!

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  79. Currently, I am trying different strip-piecing methods: log cabins, triangles, etc. I aspire to someday create a star quilt though.

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  80. Right now I am loving the granny block!

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  81. I'm doing a wonky log cabin quilt.

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  82. I really want to make a supernova quilt. So pretty.

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  83. I love the granny square block right now

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  84. I adore Card Trick and am super keen to try it in some 30's reproduction cute prints!

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  85. Well I am really loving the Belkin Puzzle. Might have to make an entire quilt out of that block. Thanks Amy!

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  86. I'm groovin' on wonky stars these days.

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  87. Badskirt Amy has this really cute butterfly block that I am in love with! I want a whole quilt of them!

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  88. My favorite block right now is the wonky pinwheel, mainly because I'm working on it right now and love seeing it come together.

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  89. I am always drawn to stars and flying geese. Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is going to be sharing a stretched star tutorial soon and I think that might be my next favorite block.

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  90. I really like the swoon block. I've seen so many beautiful quilts made with them.

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  91. I am currently in mid-Swoon, and lovin it, with a quilt top for a wedding couple. Thanks for the chance!

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  92. Right now I seem to be obsessed with the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt blocks. I can't wait to try them!

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  93. Working on one block wonder/kaleidoscope blocks right now, but they kinda make my eyes wonky! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. I am enjoying the on-line community. I don't have a favorite quilt block but, I am planning to make a quilt from a collection of fabrics from Japan. Not sure what yet....but, in the meantime I love seeing the beautiful colors waiting on my shelf.

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  95. I'm all over the "swoon" block right now. :)

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  96. Right now it's Confetti from the Quiltmaker 100 blocks Vol 4. I'm using it to make a swap mini quilt. It's really a neat looking block.

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  97. I love applique. So I guess my favorite would be anything with applique. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  98. I love any pattern with a star and have the Swoon pattern just waiting to get some attention from me! Can hardly wait to get that one started!
    BTW- My first sewing project as a 9 year old 4-h member was a skirt also! But it did not have elastic. It was a gathered one with a waistband and button on the side! Now that was long ago....and far away! lol

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  99. There are so many great blocks. Right now I really like the wonky 9-patch!

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  100. I don't really have a favourite block, but I like Dresdens. I want to try the Cathedral Window sometime soon.

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  101. I really like the churndash block right now. It can be so versatile and fun-looking.

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  102. I do not have a favorite block yet. I am just learning how to quilt.

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  103. I'll have to check out Craftsy. It sounds interesting.

    My favourite block isn't a block at all, or is one huge block. It is a french braid. On a smaller scale, I love the log cabin twists.

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  104. Love Craftsy. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  105. So enjoying Amy's BOM at Craftsy! I really am drawn to the Swoon blocks, but have not made them yet! They keep coming back to me!

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  106. Loving all the granny squares I've seen lately! I have my squares cut and just need to sit down at the sewing machine. :)

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  107. I'm a bit obsessed with flying geese currently. I need to finish my current project, but I think some blocks heavily featuring geese are in my future!

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  108. My fav quilt block right now is the "Friendship Block" bc I am able to use up a lot of my light/dark scraps!!

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  109. My new favorite is the Lone Starburst that I found on Fresh Lemons blog yesterday. Looking forward to making it. Also participating in Crafty's BOM. Loving this tour!

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  110. Love the Craftsy block of the month. I've never quilted before and I'm having so much fun learning and sewing. Can't wait until March so I can start sewing again. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  111. I also learned to sew through 4H - but my first skirt was a complete disaster, but I still had to model it at the fair.

    I like the fox bag in this post. Looks like a lot of fun.

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  112. It has always been the Dresden, but the Grandmother's Flower Garden is close behind!

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  113. Chunky chevrons are awesome in my book!

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  114. If I'm still in time, my favourite block at the moment is either Swoon or a Dresden Plate...so different from each other huh? lol

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  115. Great interview! I love the Swoon quilt. I just need to figure out what fabrics I want to use for it :)

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  116. I would love to try the Swoon blocks or a fun multi-colored Chevron is up close to the top too. Thanks!!

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  117. Oh it's so hard to choose! After I catch up/ finish the QALs I'm in right now, I want to try the GRanny Square block that's popped up recently.

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  118. Looks like a fun BOM! Right now I'm making Swoon blocks :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. I really want to do a zigzag quilt for my next project. I've seen so many on blogs and I love the look.

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  120. My favorite block so far from the BOM is the Balkan puzzle. It is really similar to the Symmetry in Motion I had done for my son's quilt. I loved piecing that together! I just really enjoy HSTs I think! ;)

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  121. Oh - there are so many blocks to love but the one I'm woking on at the moment is a union jack block. Next on the list will be lone star and a swoon block or 2 :)

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  122. i like a star quilt idea.... :)

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  123. I'm really liking the swoon quilt

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  124. I love a log cabin block - want to make a some of the granny square blocks too! thanks!

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  125. Oh my gosh--that little fox may be my next favorite quilt block. But right now it is the retro modern flower block.

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  126. I am very brand new to quilting but one thing that drew me in are polka dotted pinwheels. Wouldn't the world be happier if everything were covered with polka dots?!

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  127. I really love "Swoon" at the moment and also any type of hexagon block...LindaB

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  128. I have always loved the log cabin; but, never have made a block! Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

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  129. I'm loving the stars from the sparkle punch quilt by elizaneth hartman, thanks for the giveaway :)

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  130. I am enjoying the variety as I slowly work on my Farmer's Wife Quilt. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  131. Right now I'm enjoying making pinwheels. Thanks!

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  132. Well there are a number to choose from but I really want to do a chevron quilt. Thanks for participating.

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  133. Thank you for the interview with Amy and for being involved with the give away.
    My heart spins when I see pinwheels. Small to medium ones I like the most.
    I am enjoying the Craftsy BOM. Ready to get stitchn the March Blocks.
    Thanks again!

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  134. I'm having a great time with fresh lemons quilts lemon squares block pattern. Its fun and fresh and there is so much I could do with it! I'm also a fan of log cabin designs on pointe.

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  135. Gosh that changes daily! At the moment I love the "Fancy Dish" dresden quilt block from the book Fancy to Frugal.

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  136. Right now, my favorite block is a paper piece log cabin that finishes
    out to 1 1/2 inches square. Thanks
    for the chance to win!

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  137. I think my favorite will always be pinwheels :)

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  138. I'm loving the granny square blocks right now!10 down, 4 ore to go!!

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  139. Right now, I'm fairly obsessed with stars, so pretty much anything having to do with them I like! ;)

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  140. I'm all about the swoon right now! So versatile!

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  141. I am intrigued by the disappearing 9 patch and all of it's possibilities,
    ready to try it out.

    Marilyn

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  142. WT go Amy!! Have fun at the retreat- I couldn't go……. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite block- anything to do with HST's.

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  143. I am so hooked on hexagons right now that it isn't even funny! They're great fun though. :)

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  144. I am dreaming of starting a new pinwheel quilt. I want spring to come and that just shouts spring to me.

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  145. I love the Swoon block and anything made with 60 degree trianges - like hexies, stars ... Thank you for the giveaway!

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  146. I really like paper piecing blocks right now. I'm working on a soda pop block from Sew Take a Hike that Is lots of fun

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  147. A favorite block or quilt design is the strip quilt. I made a lap quilt for my aunt who turned 80 this month and it turned out beautifully. Now I am hooked and want to make placemats in a smaller version!!

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  148. I love the Chevron...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  149. After seeing the Cathedral Window baby playmat I must say I am so in love with it!
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  150. I like the Bear's Paw block. :)

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  151. Right now I'm loving the circle of geese block. I want to make one in rainbow colors.

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  152. Call me old fashioned, but I'm a fan of the log cabins.

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  153. I am interested in paper piecing. The idea of just going for the unknown is good..keeps us in suspense.

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  154. thanks for the great post and the giveaway - my favourite block (at this moment) is the wonky star block :)

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  155. Hi there, thanks for the chance to win the $25 GC :-) I have not done a BOM before but I saw one at a local quilt shop I almost participated in that was cute animals and applique was involved :-) I am currently working on a Stack & whack quilt atm. Tiffiny ~ Smiliemommy

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  156. I'm learning so many new blocks right now, but I really enjoyed the first slash blocks that Amy has in her BOM! SO EASY!!!

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  157. It's hard to choose just one block to like best, but the log cabin has lots of variations so you can do a lot with it. Love that fox bag you showed -- adorable!

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  158. Great interview! Right now, I'm loving sampler quilts with lots of traditional blocks! If I had to choose a favorite, I'd have to say the good old nine patch b/c you can change it up and add half square triangles, etc.

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  159. Just started "swooning" and I'm completely entranced:-)

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  160. There are so many great blocks/designs to choose just one is difficult. I really like the Balkin Puzzle block from Crafty BOM though. Thanks for sharing!

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  161. I'm still Swooning; I don't think it will ever get old for me!:) Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  162. I'm itching to do some granny squares!

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  163. I like log cabin... Thank you to propose a giveaway.

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  164. The snails trail is one of the newest blocks I did in a sampler.I really think it has so many possibilities.I plan on using it in a wizard of oz quilt I want to design ...It would make a great tornadoe! I am also working on a bulls-eye quilt.Lots of fun!!

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  165. Yeah! thanks for this giveaway! I'm participating in the craftsy BOM and the wonky pound sign block actually inspired me to design a wonky house block for my own quilt along that I really enjoy. my favorite blocks are definitely wonky so I don't have to worry about points matching!

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  166. After seeing your disapearing 9 block I think that might be my new favorite, Was looking for the perfect pattern to work with some fabric I love and I think that is it!! Now if I could only win to get the rest of the fabric :) thanks for the chance!

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  167. Love the Craftsy Blog and hope to take a class one day. I love that new Granny Block that is going around the Blog,a good scrap user.

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  168. Ooh, gratzymabatzy on being included in the block tour! How awesome are you!

    Going by repeat appearances, dresden plates are my favorite block... it's probably just because they're fast and easy, though. :D

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  169. I am loving wonky stars at the moment. Had never made them until just recently and I love how they all turn out differently.

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  170. Loving the pinwheels right now. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  171. I am loving the Craftsy BOM. is is great for beginners like me. I am really drawn to anything with hexagons currently.

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  172. I know everyone is dying over Swoon but I am enjoying Carpenter Wheels which are a slightly different variation of it.

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  173. I do love the swoon block, or basically any oversized, detailed star block

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  174. I like stars....and larger blocks!

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  175. Thanks! I've been really enjoying all the great granny square blocks -- so much opportunity for mixing and matching colors!

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  176. Thanks for the great interview. Always neat to find out more about an amazing person. It's hard to pick a favorite block, like choosing a favorite fabric. I do love the Dresden Plate and every Star block I've ever seen. hehe. If it's an "exploding" star, even better.

    Thank you and FQS for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win. FQS is so supportive to quilters and the online community.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  177. Having made a few already recently, I am still loving Swoon blocks which is good as I need to make 7 more:)

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  178. I am love doing a pinwheel block. But it has been fun learning new blocks with Amy over on Craftsy.

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  179. I like the Granny Square block that a lot of people are doing right now. Thanks!

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  180. Right now I'm loving the Chunky Chevron block from Amy Gibson's Block of the Month course!

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  181. My all-time favorite is still the log cabin!

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  182. my favorite right now is the Swoon pattern. I'm working on a quilt of it for my bed and can't wait to see it finished! I also love star blocks.

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  183. I just popped by on the tour for the first time and I really enjoyed your interview with Amy. I love cathedral windows but I think my new favourite block is going to have to be a disappearing nine patch now!

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  184. I'm crushing on the Granny Square block. I think because is allows for using a varitey of scraps. lol

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  185. eeekkk I'm not sure because I've not made that many - to look at I like the retro flowers blocks and the Japanese + x one. My favourite I've done are my hand pieced rose stars :)

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  186. My current favorite block is the granny squares block from Blue Elephant Stitches.

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  187. Man... I don't think I really have a favorite. Ohh, but I love the Japanese X and + block. Although I haven't made even one yet. That's why I can't say I have a favorite right now...

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  188. Congratulations on being chosen. I think my favorite block will forever be the Log Cabin - but there are SO many variations on it.

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  189. My favorite block is the disapearing nine patch. But I do love experimenting!

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  190. making quilts for grandbabies this year. all 5 of them

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