Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Happy Go Lucky Block in this issue of 100 Block Magazine Issue 4




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Hi everyone from a rather grey North Yorkshire! It's great to have my first block in 100 Block Magazine Issue 4. www.quiltmaker.com/100block



I am a fine artist and so all my textiles are inspired by original paintings. I am always very happy when I paint and so it seemed appropriate to call my first range Happy Go Lucky. I work in pastels and oils and  then take elements of my original paintings and create textiles designs for Freespirit.

Happy Go Lucky is my first range of fabrics with Freespirit so it's  all been rather exciting to say the least. Here are a few pictures we did of Happy Go Lucky in my friends garden.
 I love block quilts and although I am relatively new to quilting and all the joys of it, I love the way blocks when combined together make new patterns. 


The quilt above was fussy cut so you end up with the lovely flowers in each square. A border was then added again to add a further dimension to the quilt. The whole range can be seen at Cottonpatch
If you would like to see more of my originals then please go to http://www.nelwhatmore.com/
If you would like to win a copy of the issue of 100 Block Magazine along with some other goodies including beautiful file dividers and the new 2012 Calendar and diary,























If you would like to win a copy of the issue of 100 Block Magazine along with some other goodies including beautiful file dividers and the new 2012 Calendar and diary, then please just add a comment and I will choose a winner on Saturday.

 Here are some pictures of the rest of Happy Go Lucky that we took in my friends garden. I wish it was our garden!








 





The colours used in my block are from the blue colourway of Happy Go Lucky and include Polly Poppitt which was inspired my daughters stripy tights. Often it's little things that inspire me from  colours I see together to treasured moments in life, it all plays it's part. 






































FREE PATTERN There is a free Happy Go Lucky Doorstop pattern if you would like to make it just click on the cat on this link and it will download automatically. Happy sewing! www.nelwhatmore.com/merchandise/

My new range Sleeping Beauty has just launched in Houston and we have been showing it in London too. This is our stand in London last weekSo it has been a very busy couple of weeks. Let me know where you find Happy Go Lucky fabric as I would love to know and by all means send me pics of what you have made with it and I will put them on my blog. Look forward to hearing from you and hope you win the give away,  warm wishes Nel xx

www.nelwhatmore.com/merchandise/

131 comments:

  1. Hmmm, Happy Go Lucky is a delectable line. I do like the blue color line. Marvelous, you are!

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  2. Pretty block... and I love your quilted kitty!

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  3. I see some Purple that caught my eye at the bottom of this post...Oooo,la,la I'd be Happy to sew a block with those fabrics. Thanks for the Happy go Lucky Block. Congrats on being in the magazine this time around.

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  4. I adore your block! congrats on being in the 100! love the beautiful pictures and thank you for the pattern - very sweet of you!

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  5. Very pretty block. Fabrics are so lively and fun!

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  6. Beautiful fabrics and such a fun block. Thanks for the free pattern & the chance to win.

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  7. So glad I found your blog on this Quiltmaker tour. Your work is beautiful and I love your block!

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  8. Snazzy block. Congratulations! Oh, and I love your black quilted cat.

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  9. I love looking at all your Sleeping Beauty fabrics. The fussy cut block is so Sweet!! Pick me, Pick me. I'd love to win.

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  10. Wow! Your work is beautiful! The block is fab, the fussy cutting makes it shine!

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  11. Love how you fussy cut the flowers in this! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this issue of 100 blocks!

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  12. Congratulations on all the wonderful things happening in your life. I love the block, it would be so much fun to play with. Thanks.

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  13. Love your block and really love the cat!

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  14. Your block is wonderful.....I love to fussy cut fabrics. Thanks for sharing your ideas and a chance to win. Your fabrics are great!

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  15. I love your fabrics, so very pretty! Congrats on having you block in the book, I'd love to win!

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  16. if Yorkshire is grey, you certainly have found the way to brighten it up. never saw your fabrics before, but they are beautiful

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  17. this is my first time to your blog. YOur designs and colors are so vivid and lovely. Congratulations on being included in the magazine.

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  18. Your work is fantastic. I love the block you made. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. Hugs

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  19. Wow lovely fabric. I'll have to look it up. Thanks!

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  20. I really love your job, I didn't know you before.

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  21. I like your block, and the feeling of happiness that it brings. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  22. Love your fabrics and your cat. Hope I win

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  23. That is an unusual block and it does remind me of a painting. Congrats on getting into the magazine.:-)

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  24. Fun block and beautiful fabric. I especially like your patchwork kitty.

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  25. Very inspiring to do just more than quilt! Such wonderful creations.

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  26. I love your block! And your work is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks. I have so enjoyed the previous issues.

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  27. Love the block... I am definitely bookmarking your blog... you do such wonderful beautiful work.... thank you...

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  28. Love to see all the inspiring blocks!

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  29. Oh, my gosh--such beautiful painterly fabrics! I am overwhelmed! Love the quilt block especially.

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  30. Nice work on the block. Flower fabrics of all sizes are always found in my stash also.

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  31. Love the fabric, love the block. What fun!

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  32. Your block is a fabulous use of the fabric, can't wait to see it in the magazine. I love that your inspirations are painting, everything is just gorgeous.

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  33. Nell, you are truly amazing! I love the colors you use in your gorgeous designs. Please put me in the giveaway. Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

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  34. I can definitely see the artist inspiration in your block!! Love those garden photos and the kitty cat!! Congratulations of getting your block published in the 100 Blocks issue!! Hope to see much more of your work!!

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  35. Beautiful block and I just love your fabric. I'll keep an eye out for it here at my local quilt shops. The kitty doorstop is just too cute and is going on my to-make list.

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  36. Love all the quilty pictures in your friends garden, lucky you! Beautiful block!

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  37. What a fun block! I love the way it draws my eye all over to really see the design.

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  38. Yes you are a fine artist, congrats! I love the iris.
    mhinders@myclearwave.net

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  39. I'm happily following your blog. Really beautiful art! Thanks.

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  40. Love your block and the fabric!

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  41. Congrats on being in the 100! Thinking the purple caught my eye....

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  42. Your block (and the fabrics) are lovely. Thaks for the kitty door stop pattern. I'm a huge cat-lover!

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  43. Congrats on being in the magazine--your fabrics are gorgeous!
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  44. What beautiful colours on a grey November day!

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  45. Your block and blog are very inspirational, I want to go play with those fabrics I have that are a little out of my comfort zone. Thank you!

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  46. I love your fabrics! They are yummy! Congratulations on getting your block in this issue. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

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  47. Happy is right - I love the colors and the movement - POW!!

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  48. Thanks for the pattern. Your flowers are just so rich and beautiful.

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  49. What a beautiful fabric line. Your block is perfect for showcasing it.

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  50. First of all, your header is a stunner. It's beautiful. Second, I love your block. The fabric really makes it.

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  51. Love your bold fabric choices. I don't know if I could be that brave. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. Your block is awesome! Your blog is awesome too. Love your painting in the header. Irises are my fav. Thanks for the chance to win and I am a new follower.

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  53. Lovely block. I love your fabrics and all the wonderful colors you use. Thanks for the chance to win. I am now a follower.

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  54. Happy go Lucky is the perfect name. Your quilt is bright and cheery. Congratulations on your inclusion in 100 Blocks Volume 4
    ljdutcher@yahoo.com

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  55. You are a master in your use of floral fabrics.
    Linda in Southern Illinois

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  56. It's been a lot of fun looking at all the new blogs! Your block is great, can't wait to get my hands on the issue so I can make one. Thanks for the chance!

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  57. I am your newest follower, thanks for the e-mail to bring me back to sign up! I would love something sent from England- birthplace of my Paternal G-ma!

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  58. Nel, it has been and sounds like it might continue to be a week full of excitement for you as your new lines of fabrics start making it into our hands. Happy Go Lucky and your other lines mentioned in this post all inspire girly projects to be created. I just love your friends garden...must find me a blue bench...it's perfect! Thanks for the opportunity to win such exciting goodies. Sandi

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  59. Beautiful art! Love the colors and the way you combine to make a block. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Beautiful block! I love the colors!

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  61. I love your prints and so much beauty that can be transformed into a beautiful quilt.

    Debbie

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  62. Pretty block, and congratulations on your fabric line!

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  63. You read my mind. i was reading your blog and thought i would like to win the Happy Cat Pattern and whoops, there it was. thank you. i love it. now i have to go to fabric.com to get the fabric though i think i see many happy cats in my future. thanks - shobbs@vcu.edu - i love your art.

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  64. Thanks, for the heads-up regarding joining your site. :)

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  65. I'm now a new follower! Quiltmaker has allowed me to "find" you. I look forward to many more visits!! Congrats!

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  66. GASP!!! Your block is beautiful! I love the way it has come together in the quilt. I'm guessing we can't get the fabrics you used in the US. And that is very sad!

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  67. Love your block! And the fabric you used makes it pop! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  68. YOur header is beautiful. I love irises.
    Wow!the fabric is amazing and makes such a beautiful block.
    Congrats.!

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  69. What a beautiful line of fabric. That first picture took my breath away. It is GORGEOUS! Congrats on the block in the magazine and on your fabric line!

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  70. Thanks for letting me know. I am now a follower. Hugs

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  71. Love your block & love your fabric line - sooooo many ways to use it - love the pillows. Love the cat doorstop too but couldn't find the pattern - clicking on the kitty didn't work. Thanks for the chance to win Vol 4!

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  72. Very pretty colors. Love the cat. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. Nel, I love the effect you got in your quilt by fussy cutting! Thanks so much for the chance to win volume 4!
    joan(dot)mathews(at)comcast(dot)net

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  74. Congrats on being in the 100 Blocks issue! Love your block! And the fabric....Beautiful!

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  75. Your work is stunningly beautiful. It is happy too! Thanks for sharing the delightful door-stopper kitty, always needing one here, she is so much prettier than the chock of wood I am currently using:) It has been a lovely visit, thank-you, I'll come back!

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  76. Congratulations for a very flowery block to brighten a dull day in Bedfordshire! And thanks for sharing your lovely cat pattern. I can't wait to meet his friends!

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  77. Wonderful block, and wonderful kitty....here kitty kitty. It's so polite, it holds the door open for us :)

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  78. The cat and the fabric and the quilt....I like them all soooo much!

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  79. Oooooooooo! Love your fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. breathtaking! fabulous fabric! beautiful block! congrats for having your first block included in this edition.
    i'm now one of our new followers.

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  81. you are a Wonderful artist! I want to see more, so I'm going to follow! and make the doorstop!

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  82. I love your flowery block and the very pretty fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  83. What pretty fabric, and it works so nicely into the block. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. What beautiful fabrics. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  85. Beautiful fabric! And I love the effect in the quilt made of fussy cut blocks. Thanks for a chance to win the wonderful prizes.

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  86. Gorgeous fabric line! Your block is super. Have a great weekend!

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  87. Love your painting at the top of the post! Your block is sweet and your fabrics would drive me nuts to get cutting if I was locked into a room with them!!


    Bev (kwiltpharm@aol.com)

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  88. Your whole blog is so pleasing to the eye. I love the fussy cutting you did on your block. That is so much fun to do.

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  89. I just love the blue color way of your line! Thanks!!

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  90. Can't find the kitty download but love your fabric patterns.

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  91. Gorgeous fabric! Love the block!

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  92. What beautiful creations--block, uses of colors, and other objects with your work. Truly lovely.
    A pleasure to read your blog, too....

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  93. I really love your artistic fabric....and your pictures are absolutely wonderful!

    sao in Midlothian, VA
    Shirley Albertson Owens
    drsaowens@gmail.com
    www.shirleyannesheart.com

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  94. The first picture of the quilt looks surreal, I kept trying to figure out if it was a painting. Your fabric line/and paintings are so vibrant and beautiful!

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  95. I love your block and your fabrics have been added to my "must have" list! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  96. Your block is wonderful..., I love to fussy cut fabrics, your cat's gorgeous!!!!!, please enter me in the drawing, and pick me, lol!!!!

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  97. Stunning fabric choice. Congrats on making the magazine. Would love to win a copy along with your other goodies.

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  98. Your fabric is gorgeous! How beautiful all your projects look. Loving your block and your quilt looks just like a painting. Congrats on being in Quiltmaker. I'm sure this won't be the last. Thanks for your giveaway as well.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. OMG!! Your fabric is just sooo Beautiful. Your block looks so great made into a quilt. I'm loving your line Sleeping Beauty as well. My daughter loves cats so thanks for the pattern. I might keep him as a doorstep. We'll see.

    Thanks for adding to the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Love your block and your fabric. Congratulations!!

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  101. I am a new follower. Congratulations on being selected for QM 100 Blocks v4. Your block is lovely and I like Happy Go Lucky. I would love to have Sleeping Beauty too - completed all the Uberfest blocks yet alas no Sleeping Beauty fabric available. I know the Uberfest blocks would look better in the fabric for which they were designed. Thanks for the giveaway of the magazine and goodies.

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  102. Congrats on being included in the 100, Nel! I really like the fussy cutting in your block, especially with the directional fabric.

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  103. Congratulations, Nel! Your block is truly lovely, but your fabric design is fantastic! It reminds me of an English garden on a hillside looking out to the North Sea. I have visited family in North Yorkshire several times and find the countryside as beautiful and diverse as your fabric. Thank you for sharing.

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  104. I'm so glad that you decided to design fabric. I love the Happy Go Lucky line.

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  105. Your Happy Go Lucky Line is awesome...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  106. While I was doing the QM Treasure Hunt last week, I spent so much time on your website hunting for that icon! But it was worth it in the end, because I was able to see so much of your pretty artwork. I would love to have a calendar and notebook with your lovely flowers--so much of my home is not very "girly" because I'm the mom and the only girl. Thank you!

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  107. Fun...another block with lots of design possibilities depending on color placement.
    Congrats for being included in the magazine.

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  108. Love, love, love your fabric! The gorgeous use of color makes me sing! I'm so inspired..... Would love to have a calendar and notebook with featuring your work. Art makes life beautiful!

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  109. Your fabrics are so lively and the block is lovely.

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  110. Congrats on making the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks edition.

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  111. Your fabric choices are just brilliant and I'd love to win the magazine. The quilts are set perfectly in your friend's garden and look so at home there. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  112. I don't know which I love more the block or the fabric!! Or maybe it's that kitty. Congrats on your block being selected. I have to go now and find where I can purchase your fabric!

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  113. Beatiful fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Brenda L
    bdlopez@yahoo.com

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  114. Oh my! Those fabrics are gorgeous! I love the colors! I'm going to have to find them in stores _right_ now!

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  115. the fabrics are truly lovely and I think the cat is pretty handsome too.
    Congratulations for being chosen as one of the block makers.
    Thanks for the chance to win such nice prizes.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  116. This is a happy block and a great way to feature linear prints in fabric.

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  117. Congrats on your sweet block being selected for the magazine :D
    Thanks for the chance!

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  118. Happy Go Lucky is lovely! I'm off to download the doorstop.

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  119. Beautiful fabric!! The block is great. I love the fussy cutting!

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  120. The photos are gorgeous.

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  121. Sorry everyone as I was at my exhibition all day yesterday I didn't get chance to pick a winner! Just going to go and get my daughter Polly to pick a number from all of those who you have kindly left a comment and are now following my blog! Will be back in a minute x

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