Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Are you Blog Touring?

I am so honored and glad to have my block included in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6!  This issue will hit the stands on November 13th!  Watch for it or keep reading to see how you can win a copy.
Picture courtesy of Quiltmaker.
My block is #573, Cross Keys, found on page 54.  I so love to play with colors and shading.  So this block features blue in three shades, and a yellow-green accent on a neutral background.

Here is the quilt, as shown on page 16, that I made to showcase this block. I created a pieced sashing strip that coordinates with the block and produces a neat secondary pattern!
Picture courtesy of Quiltmaker.
So many of my friends love reproductions so I had to see what this block would look like in repros.  Then, I just had to see it in pastels and in a very graphic black, white and red!

They all look so different, don't they?  With the repro block having such a strong cheddar background, I wanted to see it in a quilt with the pieced sashing.  I love the transparency the secondary block creates!

 Here are two simpler Table Runner settings - just the blocks sashed with cornerstones:


What colors would you want to see in this block?  Post your answer in a comment below and  be sure to include your email address.  You will be entered to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6 from the publishers!

Also, if you subscribe to this blog AND post a comment, you'll be entered in a separate drawing to win a book from me.  

Winners will be chosen early next week so be sure to post your comment and/or subscribe by Sunday evening, November 11. Please be sure to return to the Quiltmaker blog to keep touring everyday and be entered to win even more goodies!  

Thanks for visiting and if you're in the U.S., don't forget to vote today!  



 

202 comments:

  1. That would make a great scrappy block too.

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  2. Different shades of reds and cream would look fantastic.

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  3. I think it would look great in red white and blue; or in deep colors of wool; or even Black, saffron, orange, purple, white (or possibly pale grey) and green!

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  4. All possibilities look great. I love the green-blue.

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  5. I'd love to see this in blue, yellow, and red--so cheery.

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  6. I like the blue and green block!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  7. I like the red, black and white colorways!

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  8. Lately I like everything in aqua, lime green and bright yellow so that's what I would choose for this block.

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  9. The red, white and black colorway really hits my fancy. I always love blocks that lend themselves to various settings and colorways.

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  10. I would like to do the block in turquise, purple and lime green.

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  11. make mine the black,red, grey and white-so graphic! Would love to win the magazine, congratulations on being one of the designers!

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  12. would love to see some purples! this is a great block, too!

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  13. i love the bright blue and red combo. Congrats on your design!

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  14. I really like the green and blue colors, but I'd love to see a scrappy version in all colors.

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  15. I would love to see brown, blue and cream. But this block would be beautiful in any color.

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  16. Blue green is my favorite but can see this being done in so many colorways!
    knitbug@charter.net

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  17. I would use a combination of Hot Pink and Black/White for this block. However lots of versatility here.

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  18. I like teal and brown for a colorway on a quilt!

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  19. Purple and green as those are my favorite colors. It would look a lot like your 2nd picture above. :-)

    Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

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  20. I have been wanting to do a pink/brown combo and this block would showcase the combo well.

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  21. I would use a combination of pumpkin and green.

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  22. I think teal & peach would be a nice color combo.

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  23. Aqua and pink:) I love the blue and green too.

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  24. Blue and yellow when in doubt I always choose those colors.. can't wait to see the magazine.

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  25. I'm a new subscriber!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  26. You have used my 2 favorites combos! So I'll have to think...Rose and greens.
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  27. Oooh...purples and teals and pinks. LOL!! :)

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  28. How about teal, purple and orange?

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  29. Congratulations Gina, being featured in a magazine is a great honor. How about that great block in red and aqua and white!

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  30. You are making me think much too hard for this morning. I'm a yellow and red fan.

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  31. It is striking in the white, red, and black! I would love to see it grey, aqua and orange.

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  32. Great block! I love the blue and green version!
    How about a blue and orange version too??

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  33. Great block. Love all the colorways.

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  34. That's a really nice block design. I'm partial to the black, white & red coloring. Thanks sew much for this chance to win!

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  35. Blacks and pinks.. Great block. I subscribed

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  36. Love the block! So many options. My default color choices are always pink and green.

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  37. Love your block! I'd love to see it in SHINY greys and whites (like sparkly snowflakes).

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  38. I would like to see the block in green and purple. Thanks for a chance.

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  39. Thanks for the oppertunity to win. I think different shades of aqua and purple.

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  40. I really like your block. I like all of the colorways.I SUBSCIBED.

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  41. I love the blue and green one! Can't think of a better color scheme than that one!

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  42. Very versatile block. I think I am in the mood for an autumn palette. Brown and rusts and gold.

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  43. Love your block, congrats on being in the magazine!!

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  44. YOur block DOES look so different with the different color settings!! Your blue and yellow is so happy looking! My favorite is red, green and white/cream or red, black and white! I may try your blue and yellow because it is such a happy block!! Can't wait to get my hands on Volume 6!!

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  45. I really like the red, black and white Cross Key Block the best. This would make a very striking quilt. You have made a very easy but elegant block for us. Thank you for your participation in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6 Blog Tour and giving all of us a chance to win our own copy of this awesome magazine.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  46. I enjoy blocks that make secondary patterns. How about a southwestern look with coral and turquoise? Congratulations on being included in Volume 6!

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  47. Oh it is a great block! I would love to see it in red and aqua!
    I am a subscriber via email.

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  48. What a beautiful and versatile block! I would love to see it in pink and brown. Or even Aqua and brown. Thanks for sharing a copy of the latest edition of 100 Blocks!

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  49. i would love red and aqua also. Love the colors I subscribe on google e reader

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  50. I like how the stars show when multiple blocks are put together. My color
    choices would be grey and dark brown. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  51. Love the tablerunner setting.
    I would love it in teh fall colors as my ktchen is mostly orange now:)

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  52. This is beautiful! If I were to make a project using this block, it would probably be with tones of orange and green along with tints of yellow. I love the secondary designs your settings suggest.

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  53. Your block is absolutely fantastic. I love the secondary design when put into a quilt top. I definitely see this in black, shades of gray, and white with a touch of red - real similar to your sample. I love black, white, and red quilts!
    sue@asdfwordpro.com

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  54. I like the dimension that you've created with the fabrics in your design. I'm in a 9-patch frenzy right now...but can be easily redirected to 4-patches! I think trying cheddar and navy with a cream background might be nice. Thanks for an opportunity to win QM 100 Blocks Volume 6; it's a great source for inspiration. Sandi

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  55. Great block, I would like to see it in read and green.

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  56. Love the block and all the possibilities it holds! I would love to see it in Navy and white.

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  57. Great block for all types of fabrics, would love to see it in a colonial blue and tan shade.

    Debbie

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  58. what a wonderful blcok. I would use maroon with cream and light browns.

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  59. I'd like to see purples and greens

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  60. Hello! I love the secondary patterns your block makes. I would be interested to see it done in a black/white/grey color scheme. I'm just stopping by to say "hello". Don't enter me in the giveaway, I'm on the tour, too. Have a super day!

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    1. I would go with orange and gray

      saruqa (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  61. Oh wow, how versatile,and love the secondary patterns it makes. I would like to play with bright pinks & greens, or maybe even Christmas colors to see what a pretty table runner I could make. Thanks for the giveaway!
    slbook3@aol.com

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  62. blacks, greys, reds....love the secondary pattern it makes as well.

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  63. That is a very dynamic block. I would love to make it if I win the magazine!

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  64. I love how the red, white and black looks, how about changing out the black and replace it with blue. Felicia Few - theslowquilter@gmail.com

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  65. Love the way when you change the colors around it looks like a different block in a quilt.

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  66. I love the blue and green combo so much, it's hard to think of something else. Maybe some type of red, white and blue combination?

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  67. Love this block. And especially how you made the sashing that created a secondary pattern. Stunning!! I like the colors combinations that you've shown. One other might be browns and creams??

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  68. I'd like to see Cross Keys made in 30s reproduction fabrics! I love the version that is made in Civil War reproductsions, and I think that it would also look great in the pastels with the red accents from that 30's era.

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  69. I love the block as it is--blue is my favorite!

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  70. I love autumn colors... congrats on your beautiful block

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  71. Beautiful! I love the blues and greens! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Your block looks like a great one to use up scraps in.

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  73. Because it's Fall and I love those colors, I would use the olive tones, with some red oranges and maybe a peachy background --- possibly a goldy accent. This block has so many possible variations --- thanks for showing some of them.

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  74. Love the block...I can see it in purples, gray and teal.

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  75. I'm a follower...I'm looking forward to your next post.

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  76. I'm a fan of good old red, white, and blue.

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  77. I have always liked red, white and black.

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  78. I lovehowcolor and value cand change the look of a block. I'm working on a project now with blues, greens and purples and really am enjoying that color combination right now.

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  79. Your block would be lovely in orange and turquoise. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the giveaway.

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  80. I'm a new subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. really neat block. You did it one of my favorite colors which is brown. thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  82. I really enjoy how the blocks is so different when used with different colors. Maybe red, white, and blue? Or maybe Christmas-y. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  83. I like the variations you can get with different colors. I love black, white and red combinations but my favorite would be the blues but with sunshine yellow for the accent.

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  84. I am now a subscriber to your blog. thanks for a chance to win a book.

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  85. I think I'd vote for a blue and orange version. It's a lovely block and the pieced sashing really works for it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway.

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  86. I think the blue and yellows are perfect for your block.

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  87. Right now I would want to make Cross Keys in autumn or Christmas fabrics. I love patchwork blocks. Love yours.

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  88. I am now subscribed to your blog. Thanks.

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  89. I really like the red, black, and white block. I do like aqua though.

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  90. Congratulations on a fabulous block! I would use tangarine and grey. I love lime too! thank you!

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  91. I am a new subscriber! thanks again!

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  92. I love the block and think the red white and blue is exactly what I would do.

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  93. I love your block and layout. I'm really enjoying red/black/white right now. But I can also see it in green/red/gold for Christmas. I already voted.

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  94. Very nice block, love the green and blue. Thanks!

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  95. I like how your colors play together..

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  96. I liked the reproduction with that strong cheddar background. I just love cheddar. Of course this time of year, Christmas colors come to mind. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. Wonderful block! I can see it in many colorways. I think Christmas colors would be great!

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  98. I think I would like to make it in teals in various values. I did subscribe to your blog.

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  99. I was really drawn to the black and red, and I am pondering what colors would pair well with a royal purple.

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  100. Cool block, so many options.

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  101. Great block! I'd like to see it scrappy with a single color "marching" across. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. I'm really into the pink/red/spring green/aqua blue right now!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. Love your block!! I am into batiks for about anything!!

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  104. Love the red, black, grey and white variation. Also i enjoyed the tips for HST in your previous post. I am a new follower and look forward to visting again. Judith, Texas

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  105. Love your block. I would like to see it in the fall colors, brown orange yellow and green. I am a fall fanatic, it is my favorite time of year. I also subscribed to your blog too, it looks like a wonderful blog.

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  106. Very nice block! I'd like to see it in grey and yellow.

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  107. Being as I have a 5 year old granddaughter I would say pinks and purples, though I really love the red, white and black.

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  108. I think....aqua and red :) Love the block, it has so many ways to finish it :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. I am totally amazed at how each layout looks like a completely different block..wow!
    I would love to see the block in civil war colours/prints.

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  110. I would love to see this in greens and red for Christmas.

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  111. I scribe to your blog. Thanks!

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  112. Great colors would be Lime Green and Raspberry Pink- will try this when I get a copy thanks for all you do

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  113. Wow! Fabulous block!!! I'd love to see the block in lime green and black.

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  114. Would love to see it in jeweltones (emerald green, ruby red, amethyst purple and sapphire blue). Oh, scrappy would be great too!

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  115. Great block1 Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win

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  116. I like pink, brown, and off white. Very beautiful block.

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  117. Love the block and the design it makes when used in a quilt-top! I love fall colors - gold - green - brown

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  118. Nice block. How about a brown and green colorway.

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  119. I think that your block would look great in Christmas fabric, red and greens.

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  120. I really like the red, white, and shades of black... they are perfect for this block... thanks for the giveaway.

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  121. I'd love to see this one with a dark background and some blues...it makes me think of twinkling stars for some reason!

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  122. I like the black, white and red combination - great contrast!

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  123. Would like to see your block in 30's fabrics or Marmalade. Thanks!

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  124. I'd like to see it in Christmas colors--red & green. But I really like your first block above with the blues; I might try something instead of that green, maybe red?

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  125. Your block is beautiful. I really love the varations you've shown, especially the black and red. That's awesome looking.

    I'd love to see it in purple, gold, and white.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  126. I like how the blue and green block "sparkles", and the black and white and red is really classic, I love burgandy, pink, and shades of green. I'm really enjoying the blog hop, can't wait to get an issue of the book.

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  127. I am now a follower of your blog via GFC as well as via email.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  128. Being a BLUE lover, I love seeing it done in blues, as you first one. However really like the red and black and white too! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks...

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  129. I'd like to see the block in reds, blues and creams!

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  130. Oh I am a shades of orange kind of gal - so all in one colorway -just different intensities.

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  131. The red, black and greys are really striking! Great block!

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  132. I love the colors you have used but I think I would use teal blue shades and possibly a yellow or orange so it would pop! I find it hard picking colors till I have fabrics in front of me.

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  133. Love the black, white and red. A deep purple with maybe a gray would be nice too.
    Mfwickline@yahoo.com

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  134. Ohhh, I would love to do this block in shades of yellow! Great block! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  135. I think peach and teal would be pretty together. Also Black and any color.

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  136. Melissa (noted above) must be a K-State fan! I would make the Cross Keys pattern in purples and grays. Then my husband would really have an appreciation of my quilting. Maybe enough to buy me a long=arm quilter???? :-)

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  137. I subscribed :) I'm thinking lime/orange/purple (and a pair of sunglasses!)

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  138. the darker teals and dark purple and not sure what accent color. It is amazing how different the blocks look in the different colors. Really love the block!

    Deb B, in Minnesota

    dgbrandt52@gmail.com

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  139. I just subscribed to your blog as well!

    teal and purple!

    Deb B
    dgbrandt52@gmail.com

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  140. I love your black, grey, and red version and would love to do that in a quilt. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  141. I'd like to to see this block in teal, grey and aqua. Very cool block! :)

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  142. I just subscribed to your blog via google reader too! :)

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  143. shades of red white and blue. Thanks for doing drawings. angeliabarger@att.net

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  144. In the Blue block, instead of the yellow green, another shade of blue. I would also like to see a block of teals, purples, and rose colors.

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  145. I would use 30's fabrics and make a tabl runner. Thanks for t he chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  146. I just joined your blog via google reader.

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  147. Am partial to blue and yellow, which you already gave us an idea for! Thanks for sharing. New follower.

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  148. This is my favorite block I've seen in the blog hop so far. I love the effect you have when combining it with the sashing blocks, and I will definitely be making some tablerunners with this block. I would love to see it done in reds and greens for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

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  149. I have subscribed to your blog.

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  150. I dont know how to subscribe to your blog, I'd rather spend my time sewing than trying to figure out all this computer stuff. Just getting to comment on these blogs is a major undertaking, but an awful lot of fun. I'd like to see this done in some 30's fabrics, pastels, for Easter.

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  151. I joined by GFC: karrie smith. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  152. Maybe because Christmas is fast approaching, I could see making this in traditional red, green, and gold. Or, if I were making it for my daughter, then blue, white, and silver.

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  153. I think I will use Marmalade to make your block with a soft gray linen background. YUM!

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  154. I think your block would look great in turquoise, red and white...any combination of the three colors would look fabulous. Congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  155. I am a new subscriber! I love your block! I would like to see it in maybe Purple, Grey, and Aqua...maybe some yellow!

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  156. I love the geometric "pop" of your block. Thanks for sharing.

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  157. I would pick red, aqua, white, and grey. Great block!

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  158. I would like to see your block in blues, purples and greens. It is a really great block with lots of possibilities.

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  159. Neat block! The color changes make it look like it's different blocks.

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  160. You have already done my colors - red, black and gray. The changes in colors really do affect the look of the block. swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.

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  161. Purples and teals or turquoise. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  162. I love the monochromatic look - but blues!

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  163. I would love to see this quilt in all kinds of blue.

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  164. I'd do this block in aqua, shades of purple, and a black background.

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  165. A very nice block, I like to see it done in shades of blues

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  166. I would like to see it with pale lavender, medium turquoise and deeper blue and purple tones--like amethysts and sapphires. The block reminds me of gemstones. I am a new follower but I couldn't tell if that was supposed to be a separate comment or not.

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  167. Love its versatility. Thks for showing so many variations... and for the giveaway.

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  168. I'd love to see this in jewel tones with black background. Love this block! Tamsyn

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  169. I thought the grey, black and red runner was gorgeous. Thanks. Vivian

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  170. These days, anything that reminds me of growing up in the 70s excites me, so maybe that old combo of green, yellow, orange and brown.

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  171. What a striking block! You already have my colors, black, white and red.
    Thank you for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. I'm a new follower and appreciate the chance to win one of your books!

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  173. I would totally do this quilt with black, yellow, and red!!! Thank you for including all sorts of variations with colors...and table runners, too! It is nice to have some examples of what you can make with this block. :)
    mhardey(at)ymail(dot)com

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  174. Love your block and how you showed the different ways for the 2nd pattern. I really like the retro with an "X". I think I would do it in pinks/browns or peach/browns. Thanks for the chance to win. sandi1100@yahoo.com

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  175. I am a pastel girl from Waaaaayyyy back. i love them and they make my happy. thanks scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  176. Cool, i signed up for the blog - thanks scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  177. I am a follower, and I think shades of gray would be interesting on this block.(Not 50 shades of gray though)LOL!!

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  178. I love purple and green at the mo so this would be cool.

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