Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Tour Stop





Business first, if you didn’t come from Quiltmaker’s blog, please visit them at
quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures. You’ll find a lot of good information/inspiration and links to other quilting bloggers (with even more inspiration).
 


Second, I’m running a little contest for a free copy of the newest, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 which will be out in a few days. The publisher will mail a copy to my winner. My contest is super simple, just leave a comment at the end of this blog (whatever you want to say, ‘hey it’s raining’ will do). I’ll put the names of the commenters in a hat and draw one (promise I’ll close my eyes). I’ll ask the winner for her/his address when I notify.

Now on to the real information:

The block I did for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 is a log cabin variation. My inspiration came from a Japanese sashiko design that uses the cute little plover birds and swirls. I arranged four log cabin blocks to look swirly and appliqued simple plover shapes. A little easy embroidery finishes the block off. My log cabins were constructed with pre-pieced logs, so it’s not as complicated as it looks.

The Block in the Book








I did a few more blocks in other colors and used other applique designs. Of course the more I did the more I thought of to do. If you make any, please send me a picture!
Halloween Version, 12"

Fall Version, 12"
Christmas Version, 8"
Spring Version, 12"
Close up, Spring Version


That’s it for now. Don't forget to leave a comment to enter the give-away contest!

145 comments:

  1. I really like your block--it stands out as being different from most of the others, which is refreshing. Thanks for showing the many possibilities.

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  2. Hey, it's not raining but it might tomorrow (we hope) :o)
    I like the colours of your fall and spring blocks.

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  3. I love your block, it is really different from the others! Great ideas with all the seasonal variations.

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  4. Love your Spring Version & birds!

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  5. Great block! I love the Christmas version!
    Hey it's stopped raining here and the sun is out in my part of the world!

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  6. I love the Christmas version! :)

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  7. Love your block - log cabin blocks are my favorite & I love the twist you gave to it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Love the Christmas and Spring versions!

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  9. Oh, very cute! Love the variations. I have really enjoyed earlier issues of this magazine and am excited to get this one.

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  10. Oh what a cute block! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  11. I love wonky log cabins blocks and have made a few for a quilt I'm making for myself. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  12. This block has so much versatility. You can leave them "plainish" or dress them up for holidays!!!

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  13. Cute block. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  14. What a great block, so many possibilities.

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  15. I like the pepperminty version best. I'm so ready for Christmas.

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  16. Pretty cool, very modern looking block!!

    thanks for the fun!!

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  17. Our weather has turned cold here in Florida, so I am working on two quilts for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing a copy of the latest issue of 100 Blocks.

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  18. Very cool looking block. I am going to give this a try.

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  19. I love the sprinkling of birds on your block - awesome!

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  20. I love it! My first thought was "Corn Maze"! Hmm, might have to make one!

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  21. I love your red, white and black block - so graphically striking! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  22. What a fun block. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love log cabin and you have used some wonderful colour combinations for yours.

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  24. Love the block!!! Cannot wait for the mag to make one for a sampler.

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  25. Great block! It's not raining here, but it's cool. Thanks.

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  26. Cute block. The sun is shinning here. However, a heavy frost last night makes it look like it Snowed (Ugh). Hugs

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  27. Very cute block. It's snowing here so a good day to quilt!!

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  28. Super cute! Love the holiday block with the peppermint fabric.

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  29. Love seeing all the variations on your block! Thanks for sharing! I think I would make a snowflake one, after shoveling 12" of snow this morning!

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  30. That's very intriguing--love the variations that you show.

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  31. That looks fun.I'm thinking guild demo!

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  32. Hi Sue, this is Diane from Quiltmaker. I love all the extra blocks you created! Great post today, nice work!

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  33. What a cute block. I really like it. It is great for a seasonal idea.

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  34. I like the Christmas version as I'm a peppermint lover! All the different versions are great! Congratulations for having your block published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6!

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  35. Cute block. Congrats on being selected!

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  36. Congrats on getting your block in the magazine! Love your block!

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  37. Love your wonky log cabins! I think they would look great in a border around a Dr Seuss quilt I'm planning. Thanks!

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  38. I just love all of your versions. I didn't at first realize how versatile the block is, but it's great. Right now in the northeast it's extreme wind outside. But that will change soon. Thanks.

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  39. Love teh Halloween adn Christmas versions the best! Looks great w/o anything appliqued on it to:) Great job!

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  40. I'm loving this block, especially the one with the birds applqued on it. And, hey, it's sunny here....

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  41. I love the blocks! Would love this book!

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  42. Oh how fun these are!! It never ceases to amaze me how much the look of a block can change, just by changing out the fabrics! The Christmas block, with the candy cane striped fabric, is darling! :)

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  43. The different versions of your block are a lot of fun. I like a block that can be used different ways.

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  44. I think your block is very versatile and would look great made into a quilt for a child, teen or adult! You could vary the colors and make someone very, very happy with such a fine gift! I just can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Volume 6!!

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  45. I love all the different color combinations. Very inspiring..

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  46. I love your funky block...lots of possibilities when you add some splashes of color with appliques. Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  47. I like your block. Thanks for the chance to win

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  48. It is beginning to look like rain. I like the blue version of the log cabin variation block but my mom loves pink, so she would be very happy to see the pink version quilt made for her. Still, there are so many color options. Thank you for giving all of your followes a chance to win this Collector's eddition of Quiltmaker's 100 Block, Volume 6.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  49. I love the idea of making seasonal quilts out of this block. Congrats on getting into the magazine.

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  50. I like your spring version best! The design really makes the colors pop.

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  51. Sweet block! Scrappy possibilities and applique a cinch. And since you mentioned "it's raining" I is here where I live. Nice soft rain.

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  52. I like the idea of pre-pieced logs --- gives an interesting result. Definitely going to give it a try --- log cabins being a favorite.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  53. I wish we could have some rain. We really need it. Your block has so many possibilities that it would be fun to make.

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  54. Love the little bird legs floating behind them like they are flying. So cute. Thanks. Vivian

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  55. Oh, what a cool block--love the birds and the Christmas one too. It's not raining here--the sun is actually out this morning for a change!

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  56. Love this block-so versatile! Tamsyn

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  57. Love how this block you can add any applique to it and it changes the way the whole thing looks. Very clever.

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  58. Love all the ways you can make this block for the seasons. Congrats. Just to let you know we have sun shine today. LOL

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  59. Great block and I love how you turned it into just about every holiday. Wonderful inspiration.

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  60. First, I have to tell you what a neat idea to do a log cabin block then add an appliqué of your choice! Kudos!
    I am on vacation in sunny FL in my RV at the Mayport Naval Station. I brought my Bernina 200 and have been sewing up a storm when inside. Nothing better than this!

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  61. That is a really fun design and love the added appliqués, lots of possibilities.

    Debbie

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  62. I love Sashiko - want to get my hands into it sometime. Hadn't thought of using fabrics for the designs instead of stitches. I like this block a lot!

    -Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  63. Like all the versions of your block, so cute. Love to win volume 6.

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  64. Hey, it's raining! ;-> Seriously, I like the fact that the look of your block can change so much depending on what different applique is used. Great job!

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  65. I love swirl designs and your block is just too fun! The bits of appliqué really add to it.

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  66. Nice blocks and I love the fall version best!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  67. fun blocks. I really like the spring one. thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Great block - lots of movement. I like the Halloween version!

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  69. What fun looking blocks! I like the fall block amd the Christmas block! Oh yes, and the little birds are cute too! Oh heck! I like all of them!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  70. Your block is so cool!! There are so many things you can do with it and that is what I love about it. Thanks for the chance to win

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  71. The options are just endless with this block! Thanks for showing some other ideas :) and congrats on being in the 100

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  72. Your block is so versatile. I'm partial to those with the birds.

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  73. Love the Christmas version! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. Thanks for the contest, I love the fall version best!

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  75. I live in south Alabama so it's bright and sunny here today!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  76. Oh thats very cute, love the spring version. Thanks for the chance@

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  77. Hey it's not raining here in Holland. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  78. I like your block and various ways to embelish them. I wish it was raining here.

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  79. Michigan- sunny and cool! Perfect Fall weather ! Congrats on a great block! thank you!

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  80. Here in Colorado it is sunny and warm, with snow maybe on Saturday...I can see your blocks being like M&M's, one is not enough...
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. LOVE this block. Sun's popping out in Chicago!

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  82. I loved reading thru your blog. Your postcards are very cute. Also enjoyed seeing your dad's quilt. Congrats on being included in the magazine.

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  83. What a great block! I love the different appliques too. Congrats on having it published - and thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  84. Great block! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  85. Thanks for the variety and the VERY CUTE BLOCK!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  86. Sashiko is so very popular these days. How wonderful to have this block included...I can learn to make one! Love it!

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  87. I love your birds. And yes, it is raining! But I live in Oregon and it is November, so it is to be expected!

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  88. I like log cabins, never would have thought of putting those little appliques on, they are darling! thanks!

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  89. Your block is great and very versatile as a background for applique. I love the birds! It's snowing where I live so I'm hibernating in my sewing room.

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  90. I hope to find out what pre pieced logs are in the magazine. Your block of logs look great.

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  91. Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine.

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  92. Cute block! Congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  93. What lovely little birds! I can hardly wait to get my hands on the magazine!

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  94. I really like the Spring version of your block. Thank-you!

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  95. What a fun block! So many options.

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  96. love the little plovers!! too cute!

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  97. I like your Christmas block best, with the Halloween block a close second!

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  98. What a great version of the Log Cabin block. I really love the Christmas version. That's really pretty.

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  99. The applique softens the strong graphics of the log cabin. What a great combination! Congrats on your nifty block and thanks for the chance to win!

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  100. Very fun block...I'd like to try a scrappy version!

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  101. Thanks for the chance to win. mcdowallrc@gmail.com

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  102. Like the twist on the log cabin and really like the birds. Many quilts are better with a little applique thrown in!

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  103. Fun block. I love the graphic quality and the applique takes it to another level. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  104. I'd love to win a copy of the 100 blocks magazine

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  105. I love your Fall version of the block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. Great block! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  107. Oh, my, what a fun, versatile block! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  108. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    N. Smith
    jernan5@swbell.net

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  109. How clever all your different versions are! Why can't I think of something like that? swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  110. I like the different versions of your block.

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  111. I love your log cabin and all its cute versions.
    It's not raining here, but my farmer husband wishes it would.

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  112. Your blog is great it certainly has lots of possibilities.

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  113. Your Christmas version was my favorite!

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  114. I really like the version with the leaves, especially the gingko leaf.

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  115. What a neat block! The Christmas one is really cool.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. What a totally unique way to do log cabin blocks, love it.

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  117. My favorite is the Christmas version.

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  118. I adore your Christmas version of your block.

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  119. Congrats on being included! Great block! The variations are very cute, too.

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  120. Unique take off on a classic!

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  121. Your blocks are ADORABLE, thanks for all the suggestions Scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  122. Cute blocks, I like the different versions.

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  123. Cute block, I really like the christmas one. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

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  124. This is such a cool block. I love the black and white variation.

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  125. Cute block! Like the plovers...I like sashiko too.

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  126. cute block.I liked the Christmas, and spring the most.

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  127. Count me in! Really like your block- Log Cabin and all its variations has always been my most favorite!

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  128. What an interesting block. I'd love to do a block in Halloween colors and add floating ghosts. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. Cute variation on a well known block. thanks for sharing. Different colours make it seem totally different, too.

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  130. Hey,... your blocks looks like super cuteeeeeeee

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