Monday, November 7, 2011

100 Blocks Blog Tour

We were very excited when the Quiltmaker girls contacted us to create a block for their 100 Blocks Issue! In addition to the great collecter's issue, the Quiltmaker girls also do a fun blog tour for the designers. Some of the designers, us included, will do a special blog about our block (its below!!) and a giveaway for your very own copy of the magazine (enter below)! Sue designed a very versatile block featuring her 'Pound Hounds' line she designed for RJR Fabrics. This block creates a fun scrapbook-inspired frame around a panel. Here is the featured block!


Here is an example of how the block would look put together. Alternating the accent colored dot could add some complexity to the quick and easy block! 


Here are some mock-ups of additional color & character options! All of the example below feature lines of fabric designed y Sue Marsh for RJR Fabrics, but any panel or big print would look great!

Colorful 'Pound Hounds'
'Monsters In The Closet'
'Caterwauling Tales' Pink
'Caterwauling Tales' Purple 

We are doing a giveaway for a chance to get your very own free copy of the magazine! We have 5 issues to giveaway! It is super easy to enter! All you have to do is comment on this post. Please include your email address is in your message and make sure to get your comment in today! The cut off is November 8th at 12:00 AM MST. Comment away!!

Contest is Closed! Thanks for all the comments!
the 'Loot' !! You could win one! 
Now go check out the other Blogs and fun blocks on this Hop! It is always fun to see the inspiration behind the designs... Plus there will be other giveaways including a big one by Quiltmaker on the 'Quilty Pleasures' Blog! Enjoy!

121 comments:

  1. Such a cute block with endless possibilities! Love it! Thanks so much!

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  2. Love the block - the frames are so versatile. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  3. An interesting new take on Churn Dash and I love how it works with panel blocks! Or even applique, hmmm... the ideas are starting to churn, that's why I love these "100 Blocks" issues!

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  4. Love your block! I really enjoyed the previous issues of 100 blocks, and this one looks just as inspiring :-)

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  5. Cool block! One could showcase any fussy cut within this album frame. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. That is SUCH a clever idea to make the center look like a mounted photo. So cute! I'm going to dig through my stash and see what novelty prints I have that would work with this. And I'll be searching the stores for that dog print -- adorable! This would also be cute with a small applique or embroidery piece in the center. I'm really looking forward to this magazine.

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  7. Love the Block! Would love to have a copy of the magazine.

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  8. What a fun whimsical pattern!

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  9. Frame block is really good for so many uses! You have a great product line of quilts, purses, etc. I'm going to check it out more thoroughly when I finish the hop.

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  10. Sooo cute! I would love a copy of the magazine!

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  11. I think you block is great and have already thought of several ways I would like to use it. Thanks for the inspiration. adiamond625@aol.com

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  12. I love the dogs! A dog quilt is on my to-do list and I want to-do this one! ;)

    Joan

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  13. Your Pound Hound block is so clever and so adorable. You just want to wrap yourself in this quilt that you have made. I want one for myself, so I would love to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4 for me. What a great Christmas present. Thank you.

    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sandi from Sonora, CA

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  14. this block is so cute. love the way you framed each animal. cute fabric too.

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  15. What a great way to feature a part of a panel, or even just a novelty print.
    Thanks for a chance to win the magazine. I do a lot of virtual swaps and bees and these issues are treasures for me, I use them all the time!

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  16. Cute block and I really like the framing!

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  17. What a sweet block! thanks - I love the brown colorway too! thanks for the giveaway!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  18. Love this fun block - lots of uses.

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  19. Very cute!

    xmasgif2002@yahoo.com

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  20. Oh, I just love the Pound Hounds! The brown colorway is very cool.
    thanks!

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  21. Love your block! Love the scrapbook look.

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  22. Very effective pattern. Much versatility. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Always love your designs...and the churndash is great!! looneylady4@aol.com

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  24. Everything looks wonderful with a frame around it, fabric too! I like how you showed what it would look like with different colors. Oh, the ideas that I have.

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  25. Just darling! Love the dogs but love the frame idea too - could be used for any focal fabric. Thanks for the inspiration! And the chance to win Vol. 4

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  26. I used that fabric in my McCall's Quilt Design Star Final Challenge. I called mine "How Much is that Doggy In the Window?" Love your framed squares too. Thanks for a chance to win Vol 4.

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  27. Very cute--love how you framed the dogs! Would love to win!
    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I will be looking for this material! Such a cute way of setting the blocks also!

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  29. What a cute block. All of my grandkids would love to have a quilt made from this pattern!

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  30. Nice whimsical pattern. would love a copy of the magazine

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  31. I chuckled when I saw your pattern, very cute. And I love how they are framed too.

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  32. Such a cute block, with so many possibilities!
    nanny_lor4@yahoo.ca

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  33. Sooo many puppies. What a unique idea to do the scrapbook look. I'd love a copy of the magazine.

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  34. A great block for fussy cut fabric or photographs. Would love to win!
    anudge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I love this block! Can't wait to get my hands on the mag and make one!

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  36. Cute block! Thanks for a chance to win the magazine. jennie61@verizon.net

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  37. I like the fact that the frame is asymmetrical! That really opens up some options for using the block.

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  38. oops - forgot my email - baj555@yahoo.com

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  39. What a great idea. I love the fact that your can showcase a cute dog, maybe a kitty? Would love to win a copy of magazine.

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  40. I love the framing of the block, traditional with a twist to it! Hope to win a copy of the magazine, but if not, I'll be picking it up to add to the other 3! Ksoppelt at aol dot com

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  41. this is a great block! the framing leads itself to so many possibilities!!!

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  42. I love the frame--it has so many possibilities! I also like the idea of alternating the color and textures of the frame. It would be wonderful to win a copy of 100 Quilts--so many ideas, so little time!! :-)

    shirleyjulie@yahoo.com

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  43. That is a great way to frame any image! Great design. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. I love the frame idea. It would be great for photos printed on fabric as well.

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  45. Love the block and the panel. It made me laugh!

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  46. Aaawwww, such cute pound hounds. I would adopt them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Love the frame idea. You can do alot with this. Love the monster under the bed, too cute!
    dkl44@hotmail.com

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  48. What a great block! I love the idea of framing a 'picture' like this - you could use all sorts of prints in the middle
    Thank you

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  49. What a great idea! Love the dogs, boy you could do so much with this block. thanks
    jhakin@aol.com

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  50. that is darling and a really good idea for lots of different focus fabrics. Thanks fir the chance! butterhill@comcast.net

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  51. That block is great! Those dogs are the cutest, and I love the whole quilt look. You have to love those faces. Thanks so much.

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  52. The dog fabric is so cute and the setting in the wonky churn dash block is very clever. One of my favorite settings for prints I hate to cut into small pieces, regular churn dash,I mean. Wish I had thought of this wonky design.

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  53. This is a very versatile block. I love all the 100 block magazines. I get so much inspiration by paging through them.

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  54. Way too cute and I love that you can make the block your own!

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  55. Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. What a wonderful block. This would even be cute for framing pictures or small appliques...even tshirts...oh, the ideas flowing are just endless :)
    Pick me...pick me! (hands up and waving)

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  57. Love that idea. There are so many ways this could be adapted in a memory quilt. Thanks for sharing.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  58. that's adorable, and so versatile.
    I'm ready to start quilting again, all those different blocks are a great inspiration

    lesie

    chesterfield4 (at) hotmail.com

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  59. Totally cool creations. My 4 yr old son thinks the monster in Monsters in the Closet is saying "Cheese" for the camera. Love how versatile the block is with its framing effect! Congrats at being featured in the magazine!!!!!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  60. Great post for the tour. Your block is so cute!! I love the frame around the center!

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  61. It is so much fun seeing so many great ideas on this tour!

    Rosie Davis
    quilter63@cox.net

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  62. Love your block. Congratulations on having it in this issue. I'd love to win a copy of this magazine. Thanks for the chance.
    lraetaylor at gmail dot com

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  63. What fun! Congratulations on the printing of your so cute block.

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  64. I just finished the "Ruff Patch" baby quilt for my local animal shelter's auction. I already know what next year's quilt is going to look like. The
    "Pound Hounds" fabric is just awesome! And I love the way your featured block frames them! Can't wait to get started. Just need the directions! Hint! Hint!

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  65. This is a really cute and simple block. What a great way to "frame" blocks from a panel! Congrats on being one of 100! Would love to win a copy of the magazine. Sandi at stitchinglegacy (at) gmail (dot) com :-)

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  66. All I can say is "awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!" Oh, cool framing block.

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  67. Love your block!!!! It looks great!!!

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  68. What a fun block! Thanks for showing it "expanded" with layout and other color ways.

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  69. I love your dog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. love the way your minds work, one of the first quilts I ever made is your "Bubba Moose" like the icon above. Since moose is my nickname, it was perfect.
    Madeline Wallace
    memoose55@yahoo.com

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  71. Love the block! So many ways it could be used.

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  72. That was the best thing I have seen all day,,,got a big lol and I sure needed it thanks you very much....made my night......thanks for a chance to win a book also....

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  73. I love the setting for your block! Can't wait to get my hands on this issue!! It looks heavenly!!

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  74. Love this alot! Endless possibilities...quilts, clothing, etc.

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  75. I really love your block! wbotw39 @ hotmail dot com

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  76. I have some of the cat fabric left over and now I know what to do with it! Thanks for a great block.

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  77. Great block design! There are so many things that would look qwonderful inside the frame. I will be using this one.

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

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  79. What a great idea to have a block that looks like a scrapbook page. Congrats on being included in the issue.

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  80. This is a great block for using fabric photos or fussy cut fabric blocks. You can e-mail me via my FLICKR account provided.

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  81. Oh my gosh ~ I LOVE the 'Pound Hounds' fabrics and the Caterwauling fabrics too. ADORABLE! They go so well inside the block. The puppies are just adorable. I think the Basset Hound is my favorite. Too cute.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  82. I like this block. I had never thought about using a panel with the churn dash before!

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  83. Cute block and fabric. Love the way you used it to frame the pictures. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on being chosen for Vol. 4

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  84. Those designs are a big happy smile anytime I see them. Great blocks for little kids and big kid quilts too.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  85. What a neat block and I adore that fabric!

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  86. That is a great block and very versatile! Love the dog prints as well. :) Congrats on being in the issue.

    jillquilts at gmail dot com

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  87. Wow the frame could be used in so many ways. Congrats on being in the magazine!

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  88. This block has so many possibilities...Christmas, flowers, baby motifs, Scooby Doo....

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  89. Such cute blocks! Congratulations for being in 100 Blocks Volume 4! Thanks for the great giveaway. Kd

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  90. Wow! Way over the top cute!!
    candideli at msn dot com

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  91. Love the block. Thanks for taking part and giving the chance to win.

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  92. Oh My Gosh! Love the block. Too cute! And I have to have the fabric.

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  93. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comNovember 7, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    I like the picture frame block idea. Its a great way to frame a novelty print. Congrats on being in the Quiltmaker 100 magazine!

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  94. Oh please do count me in! Your blog is fun -- I'm new to it, but I'll be back!! :)

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  95. I love that fabric and the way you made it into a block, that would be so fun to make.

    Debbie

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  96. Love that silly dog and the frame in your block. Thanks for taking part and giving us a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  97. The frame idea is great - like the way you used it to frame your fabric "photos". Thanks for the giveaway and do include me in the drawing. Congratulations on your block being selected and published in QM 100 Blocks.

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  98. I love this block. It would make a great I spy quilt. Or use it to frame photos in a memory quilt.

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  99. I love your block, it's so clever!
    gorhen36236@mypacks dot net

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  100. Yuu can tell that you love dogs, so cute tha ms for sharing,

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  101. This is perfect for several panels I have right now. I love them, but don't always know what to do with them. You solved my problem.

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  102. I love this block. It is so versatile. Thanks
    jclkid@gmail.com

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  103. Fun block with many fussy-cut possibilities!

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  104. What a cute block. I am a sucker for anything dog related. Thanks for the chance to win.

    rabbitdog@granitewave.com

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  105. A very cute block. I love the possibilites of using the frame to put in different types of centers....Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. Awww - it's so cute!

    nrbird @ gmail.com

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  107. That is one cute block! I am sure I have something around here that could be used to make a quilt like your example!
    prjule at gmail dot come

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  108. What adorable fabric! And your block sets it off wonderfully. Thanks for a chance to win a magazine. rushant at northwestel dot net

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  109. So cute! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  110. this is a wonderful block for a kids quilt! thanx for the opportunity to win this quilt book!

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  111. love this magazine and the blocks. Hugs Jofrid

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  112. These blocks are lovely for a kids quilt, especially a boy.

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  113. Just LOVE that scrapbook frame!!! I have a few cat blocks that I have been scratching my head trying to figure out how to showcase them - bingo!!!! Thanks for creating such a cute block & sharing with us!

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  114. I love your scrapbook block idea. It's so cute and I have some pets who can fit in there......thank you!!!!!!
    Margareta@maggishandmade.se

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  115. Oh no... is 12am midnight? or noon today? Well, I still think you block is very cute. I like the corner treatments alternating.

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  116. I'm unsure if my comment posted so am trying again to win...sorry if you see me twice! I love your block!

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  117. I'm also not sure if my comment is in on time but wanted to say cute block. Your block has so many possibilites. I'm also a new follower and found you through this blog tour.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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