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100 Blocks Volume 11 Winners!!!

100+Blocks+11We have winners…

Jane: Great Block for QOV!! Love those tiny dresdens!! Congratulations!!

Boluh: God bless America and you too! Love your block and thank you for a chance to win the giveaway.

You’ve been sent emails, so as soon as I receive your addresses I’ll get the magazine & template sent right out to you.

Thanks everyone who participated in the blog hop.

If you didn’t win you can find the issue on newsstands now or even easier,

the magazine & template are available on my website!

Just keep sewing,

Susan

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It’s my 100 Blocks Volume 11 blog tour day!

It’s always fun to see all of the blocks in the newest 100 Blocks issues!

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This volume is no exception.

I am once again honored to have a block chosen.

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It’s the perfect block to get you started thinking about the upcoming patriotic holidays.

Memorial day is just a few weeks away & of course the 4th of July will be here before we know it!

I incorporated my Tiny Dresden blocks do you see them?

Tiny+Dresden+templateThey’re so fun to make when you can cut them out with my cute little plastic template!

Want to win???

Just leave me a comment

AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

(sorry, contest now closed)

& I will chose one winner to receive a free copy of Volume 11

& another winner will win one of my Tiny Dresden Templates!

Please leave your email address so I can contact you.

Don’t forget to visit Quiltmaker to see all the other designer’s blogs & to WIN COOL STUFF!

Look for the magazine on your favorite newsstand or visit my website.

Just keep sewing!

Susan

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100 Blocks Volume 11-Coming Soon!!!

I’m excited to announce that the folks at Quiltmaker

have been working on another

sure-to-be-great issue of 100 Blocks.

And guess what?

I have another block included!

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Stay tuned for another fun blog tour with LOTS of give-aways!

Until then,

just keep sewing!

Susan

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Winners of 100 Blocks Vol. 10 & Christmas Patterns

I’m always both amazed & yet humbled reading all the wonderful comments

that you, my readers, leave.

I’m so thankful to be doing what I do each day;

taking care of my family,

& using my creativity to run my business.

I take so much for granted until once again I’m reminded that what I have is a gift.

This past weekend at Mass our bible readings were about using and not squandering our gifts.

Then Wednesday (I teach 3rd grade religion class) our theme was the same.

Yes, I know what I have are gifts,

but because what I do comes so naturally

sometimes I need reminding.

So, for this I thank you (& our priest)!

But no, I’m still not going to join the choir so quit asking! LOL!

I’m certain Fr. Tom does not read this blog…

It’s not surprising to find that most of you, when asked to comment,

mentioned my best-selling patterns,

“A Pretty Package” (lap quilt)

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& its new counterpart “A Pretty Table” (table runner & place mats).

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After that “Mittens on the Line” was most popular

Mittens on the Line #182 for blog watermarkand then the rest of the comments were pretty evenly dispersed over the rest of my Christmas patterns.

I love to sew for Christmas, can you tell?

 So, winners…

the winner who will be getting a free copy of

100 Blocks Volume 10

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is

1. LeAnn Says:

I like your stocking pattern the best.

& the three winners who will each receive their

favorite Christmas pattern from my website are:

2. Joanne Harris Says:

I like your tiny Dresden’s. Your blocks are lovely.

3. Christie Spanutius Says:

My favorite pattern is “A Pretty Package” all of your patterns are very beautiful. I would love any one of them. The table runner idea is great!

4. Bridget Says:

I like Peppermint Pizzazz

Please email your mailing address to me at

SuznQuilts@aol.com

& I’ll send out your prizes.

Thanks again to all of you for participating.

If you didn’t win, but would like a magazine or pattern,

please go to my website & make a purchase.

Until next time,

Susan

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100 Blocks Volume 10 Blog Tour Kick-off!

I’m excited to be part of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks again!

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This volume will bring the total to 1,000 blocks!

I’m fortunate that 7 of them are mine…

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#140, No ordinary Flake

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 #208, Freedom

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#313, Olde St. Nick

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#411, Spring Love

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#548, Baby Blocks

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#746, Lost Mittens

And now,

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#907, The Night Before.

 This block would make a nice table runner don’t you think?

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What if you stitched everyone’s name on a stocking?

You could add as many stockings as you need;

one for each family member.

I’ve got you thinking don’t I?

It’s simple enough you could make it between now & Christmas Eve,

but you better get started now!

To help you out we’re giving away an issue right here,

PLUS…

I’m also going to give away 3 of my Christmas patterns!

Winner #1 will get 100 Blocks vol. 10

& winners #2, 3 & 4

will get to choose their favorite Christmas pattern from my website.

Here are just a few

A Pretty Package #179 for blog watermark

Santas Pockets #178 for blog watermark

Santas gift bags #177 for blog watermark

Clares Christmas Puppy watermark

Peppermint Pizzazz #205CoverWatermark web

Just leave me a comment

at the top of this post

telling me your favorite Christmas pattern from my website.

I’ll choose 4 lucky winners Saturday!

Don’t forget to check out all the other

designers listed on Quiltmaker’s blog.

There will be giveaways all week long

including the original, signed blocks!

Also check out my website for this & past issues.

Until next time,

Susan

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100 Blocks Volume 10 is coming…

The

10th volume

of 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designer’s

is coming soon!

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This will make 1,000 blocks total so far…

& we’re gearing up for some fun give-aways!

While you’re waiting you can watch our video & have some laughs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ehYrbMWBo

You can make a quilt.

Or you can rest up for all the fun blogs you’ll want to visit starting Monday.

Join me & Quiltmaker

here

Monday

to start the blog fun!

Until next time,

Susan

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100 Blocks blog tour starts today

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Today’s the day!

Head on over to Quiltmaker’s blog & see the list of designers.

Each day there will be more blogs to visit,

with more good stuff to win!

Leave me a comment

AT THE TOP OF THIS POST,

and you’ll be entered to win a free copy from me!

Good luck!

This is what I’m doing.

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Up to my elbows in Dresden petals.

Market is just two weeks away!

Until next time,

Susan

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May Day, 100 Blocks Winner

Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my block!

For me, it’s not hard to come up with new designs when I have such beautiful fabrics to work with.

I’m  impressed with all the May Day memories comments.

I really thought is was just some obscure memory that only I had…

I’m happy to report that the winner of the 100 Blocks Vol. 5 issue is

# 65 Cecilia

Cecilia, please send me your full name & address to receive your free issue.

For those of you that didn’t win, hopefully you can find the new 100 Blocks issue at your favorite newsstand.

If you have trouble finding it, you can always go to Quiltmaker’s site and buy it there.

I chose two subscribers to receive a free pattern of choice and they are,

#28 Barb N.

&

#68 Vicki T.

If you both want to let me know your choice and address, I will send you a free pattern.

Thanks for joining in on the blog hop!

Until next time,

Susan

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Another 100 Blocks: Volume 5 coming soon!

I’m excited to announce that I designed another block that will be published in

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Volume 5!!!

Look for a blog tour sponsored by Quiltmaker starting April 30th.

The blog hop is full of freebies, including free issues of 100 Blocks Volume 5, the original signed blocks and lots more!

I will have freebies as well on my day, May 1st.

Stay tuned.

Until next time,

Susan

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It’s Tuesday…

…and my day to blog about the new 100 Blocks Volume 4.

My block #313:

How strange is that, my favorite number is #13!!!

Olde St. Nick

Notice the signature on the block?  It’s one of the requirements when sending in the block.

  Run right over to Quiltmaker’s blog and register to win original blocks!

Not only that, they’re offering lots of free stuff all week on the blog hop.

Now that you’ve met my Olde St. Nick, take a look at him (and his twin) on a fast & fun table runner that is also included in this issue on page 90.

To make a table runner of  your own:

First win or purchase a new copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 4

Make 2 Olde St. Nick blocks pg. 24 (see my last post for quick cutting)

Some of my favorite tools for this job include:

Wonder Under fusible web by Pellon,

an applique sheet to fuse all the pieces together on and

my machine’s button hole stitch with Sulky’s 12 wt. thread!  It makes my applique “pop”!

Cut 60, 2-1/2″ red squares

Cut 1, 10″ red square

Sew the red 2-1/2″ squares into 6 rows of 10 squares each.  Sew the rows together to make a 12-1/2″ x 20-1/2″ rectangle.  Sew an Olde St. Nick block onto each 12-1/2″ end.

Cut 10″ red square in half diagonally. Sew a triangle onto bottom of each Olde St. Nick block as shown in photo above.  Trim excess from triangles.

Quilt as desired, bind and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy the issue as much as I enjoy being part of it.

Now go UP, UP, UP to the TOP of my blog and leave a comment telling me your favorite season to sew for.  By doing this you’ll be entered to win the drawing for a FREE issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks vol. 4.

The blog hop lasts all week, and I will personally draw for my winner on Friday after midnight.

Good luck and have fun!

Until next time,

Susan