Hi all. I'm super excited to share with you that I have a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. It even says Penguin & Fish on the cover and my block is on the contents page, woot! The magazine will be on shelves on May 8th. My block is a paper pieced elephant like the elephant in our Safari Sweet collection. It was my first time paper piecing and I can't wait to do it again. Paper piecing allows you to make super fancy blocks really easily. So fun! I'd thought I share a few pics.

And...Quiltmaker will be giving away a free mag here on the blog. Leave a comment below if you'd like a chance to win! I'll be choosing someone randomly this weekend. And be sure to check out the Quiltmaker site to see more of the designs and designers.

195 comments:

  1. Your elephant block is adorable! I love how you put the animal fabric in the ears. It's just so stinkin' cute! I definitely will be getting this issue. I have all of the other ones, and the talent out there always stuns me. Congratulations on your inclusion. I also live in MN, in Woodbury.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  2. Absolutely adorable! I actually just finished up a couple of matching baby quilts from you Safari line. They're for my soon-to-be-born twin nephews. Thank you for creating such cuteness!

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  3. Oh, I love this elephant. So cute!

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  4. Great block! Very cute! Thanks for the giveaway !

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  5. I look forward to the next issue and congratulations! Your elephant is sweet. Judith, Texas

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  6. Cute block for a childrens quilt. Cross my fingers and hope I will win this magazine that has so much inspiration:)

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  7. oh it is so adorable, love elephants....thanks for a chance to win a copy of vol 5.......

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  8. what a cute pattern. thanks for the chance to win

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  9. The cuteness of that block is only outdone by the cuteness of the fabrics. So adorable!

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  10. What a gorgeous "flump". That's what my daughter always used to call them when she was small, and the name just stuck.

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  11. aww, your elephant is so sweet!

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  12. Your elephant is adorable! I am new at paper piecing and would love to win the magazine.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. YES PAPER PIECING! Not nearly enough of the blocks I've seen in the blog hop are paper pieced. LOVE paper piecing. Congrats!

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  14. Cute elephant! I love paper piecing. congratulations.

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  15. Love the elephant, especially with the animal fabric used in it. Guess I need to learn to paper piece to make this! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This elephant is adorable! so glad you are in this issue!

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  17. I already won a magazine, but I wanted to comment that I LOVE your block. It's so fabulous and I cannot wait to make it.

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  18. I love this block! My niece collects elephants and I will definitely make this adorable little guy for her!

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  19. What a cute block! I'd love to try some paper piecing!

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  20. I've never learned to paper piece but your block is cute! I'd love to win the magazine.

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  21. How adorable is that? Love the emblishments

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  22. Love your paper-pieced elephant - will make a great block for a baby quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. I Love Paper Piecing and Love your Elephant Block!! I haven't designed any blocks but love to sew them.
    Thans for a chance to win Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5!

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  24. That is the cutest block. I think I need the magazine just for him!

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  25. Such a cute block! I haven't paper pieced in a while but my granddaughter loves elephants, even has a few on her bedroom wall, this block will be such a cute pillow! Thanks for the chance to win the new magazine.

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  26. Thank you for this super cute block!!! Can't wait to get a copy of the Vol. 5 magazine to study the blocks!!!

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  27. Cute block!
    I'm some what jealous of how neat and tidy your buttons are....mine are stuffed into a gallon jar that I must dump everytime I use them. Maybe that will be my summer project, to sort and organize my buttons.

    beulahcdot [at[ yahoo [dot] com

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  28. I can't wait to find a copy of the magazine and make this block! Love your blog.

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  29. Your elephant paper pieced block is adorable! Congratulations on being included in the magazine.

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  30. What a cute block. Hugs Jofrid

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  31. I love elephants, so this block is a favorite for me, so adorable. Thank you.

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  32. Your block is really sweet. Congrats.

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  33. Sweet block , would make an adorable baby quilt .Congratulations.

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  34. This is sooo cute. I make baby quilts so I am always looking for new designs. I really love the elephant! But I have never done paper pieceing. Congratulations on getting it in the magazine and thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Love the elephant with the little elephant in his ear!!

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  36. Congratulations for being in Issue 5! That must be super fun.

    Love your super cute block and that fabric is awesome.

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  37. I love your block. My daughter collects elephants so will have to make this one for her. It is so cute.

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  38. This is a darling blog. I'm having so much fun looking around.

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  39. That is a super cute elephant block!

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  40. What a cute elephant! I love your little hedgehog embroidery, too. Congratulations on being selected for the magazine.

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  41. Congratulations on being included in 100 Blocks!! I really must get up the nerve to try paper piecing! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. This would make a super cute baby quilt! Thanks for the gorgeous block! Cannot wait to get a copy of the magazine!

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  43. I have just the child at heart person picked out to make that block for!

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  44. I love your block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Congrats on having your block in the magazine - I love it!! Thanks for the chance to win! blaukat@hickorytech.net

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  46. Cute block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. Your elephant block is SO sweet!

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  48. great block.my grandkids would love it. Thanks for the giveaway
    hettymapp@ymail.com

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  49. I like your block. I especially like the fabrics.

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  50. What a great block for a baby quilt. So cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. I love your elephant block. It would make such a cute childs quilt. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win a copy of magazine.

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  52. That is the cutest block! I LOVE it. Thank you for showcasing the block and congrats!

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  53. Cute elephant block! Congrats on being in the magazine and thanks for a chance to win. Enjoyed your Blog.

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  54. Congrats on having your block included in QM vol 5 :D How much fun that must be!

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  55. Oh such a cute block!! Congrats on being selected by the magazine and so cool you're in the contents section! I can't wait to get a copy!!

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  56. Love your blocks. I would love to win a copy of this new magazine!!

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  57. Pictures can say it all right? Paper piecing scares many away...can't imagine why! Love your elephant block. Pick Me! Sandi

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  58. I love paper piecing and your elephant is adorable!

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  59. Congrats on your block, its SO darn cute! Saving it for a future baby quilt! & thanks for the chance to win

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  60. Your elephant block is just too cute!

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  61. Sweet block! thanks for sharing, and congratulations!

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  62. Oh, oh, oh, pick me, pick me!
    My daughter loves elephants and I love your block! While she is a young adult, she would love some pillows or a wallhanging from that block.

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  63. Conrats on your block - so sweet! LUV your color choice!

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  64. Your block is so cute. And I am loving the fabric line. Got to look at it some more.

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  65. Your elephant is so charming. I think if I don't win a copy of the magazine somewhere, I will have to buy it just because of the elephant.

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  66. Oh, I love your block! This one will be "must make"!

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  67. I just saw that lion fabric at my LQS day before yesterday. It had just come in the door. Have you designed a donkey block? Not political, but I have a little guy in my life that loves donkeys. His is named "Gumby" and he would be so thrilled with a donkey quilt.

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  68. Thank you for showing how you achieved your cute block.

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  69. This block is so cute. Love the paper-piecing. Congrats.

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  70. Your Elephant block is so adorable. Congrats on being chosen for a block. I have never paper pieced before but I am getting ready too. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  71. I just love elephants thank you.
    Mimi
    mimicol7@yahoo.com

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  72. This is such fun block and made even more so, with your fun fabrics, love it.

    Debbie

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  73. Love the bright fabrics. Like the paper pieced elephant block too.

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  74. so cute! a jungle-themed baby or toddler room would be so cute for these fabrics and this block!
    Thanks for an opportunity to win and congrats!

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  75. How clever and cute he is. Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations on being in volume 5.

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  76. SUCH a cute block! Love it. :)

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  77. I think your block definitely wins the prize for cutest block!

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  78. I like paper piecing, and this block is really unique.

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  79. Your elephant is SO sweet!

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  80. Your elephant is darling.

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  81. Super cute elephant. I also love the crocodile plushy you have at the top corner of your blog. Adorable!

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  82. This is a wonderful block! I am always wowed by what can be made using paper piecing. I need to go check out your Safari Sweet Collection. Congrats on being chosen for this most excellent quilting publication!

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  83. Wow! Did I read that correctly that this was your first time paper piecing!! That's awesome! You make quilting (esp paper piecing) very approachable!! Love this sweet lil guy! Congrats on the success of your block!

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  84. Such a cute block. Can't believe it is your first time paper piecing.

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  85. That is a fun block! I love paper piecing. This block would be nice in a baby quilt.

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  86. Sweet fabric you have there and I love your elephant.

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  87. Really cute elephant. Paperpiecing is so great for these detailed blocks.

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  88. What a cute block. I have some of this fabric and I was just wondering the other day what I should do with it. I think I have found the answer!

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  89. Your elephant is super cute! I can't wait to try making one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  90. That is REALLY cute! How fun is that?

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  91. love the elephant block.. my baby (26) loved elephants might be a good block to use someday when she has a baby..

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  92. What a cute block! Thanks "sew much" for this chance to win!!!

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  93. What an adorable elephant!! This is the kind of paper piecing that would inspire me to try! Cause the elephant is such a cute reward for doing the block! thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  94. I love your elephant block as I am a big fan of elephants. I am now going to have to learn paper piecing so I can make your block. The fabric is beautiful.

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  95. I have never done any paper piecing, but now I have to just because of your block! It is soooo cute!! Can't wait to get a copy of volume 5 in my hands!

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  96. That's a cute block. I've only done a little paper piecing and it IS fun.

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  97. I love your elephant. Thank you for the pictures of your process. I need to try paper piecing and this might be the project to do it.

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  98. Love your elephant block! so cute! Thanks for the chance to win a copy...

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  99. Such an original block! and I LOVE your fabric.

    thanks for the giveaway.

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  100. Wow, I've never tried paper piecing but it produces amazing results. Thanks for chance to win this great issue. (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  101. I love paper piecing, and this is the first elephant block I've seen. Too cute!

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  102. Eu sou viciada em PP e adorei seu elefante.Parabéns por estar na revista e por seu bloco lindo,obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  103. That's adorable. I'm glad you enjoyed paper piecing! I must try it soon.

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  104. my grandaughter loves elephants! thank you for your block.

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  105. A quilt square elephant! Now that is original! :-) I can think of so many ways this could be used - especially in a nursery! Now if only I had a grandbaby.....

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  106. I love your elephant! What a darling block.

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  107. Love your elephant! And love this magazine!! Fingers crossed for me!!

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  108. Eu adoro tudo que é PP,mas nunca fiz bichos.está lindo.obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  109. Your block is so cute! I love the elephant with elephant fabric. I am definitely going to make this for my daughter-in-law who loves elephants.

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  110. What a sweet elephant! I can see making a whole train of them.

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  111. What a fun pattern. And paper piecing is my favorite method

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  112. Your block is adorable. I love your blog also. Can't wait to see the book.

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  113. Cute block. This would be excellent in a childs quilt.
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  114. Congrats, cool block
    takes for the chance to win.

    mhinders@myclearwave.net

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  115. Such a cute elephant, Alyssa! Wonderful choice of colors and prints. Congratulations and thank you for a great giveaway! :)

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  116. that is your first time paper piecing? wow! it's cute to have the elephant in the fabric as well as the design.

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  117. I like your block -- I'd like to learn how to paper piece. Congratulations on having it chosen for the magazine!

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  118. your elephant is really cute!
    thanks

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  119. Thanks for making a darling elephant block, we need new ideas for kids quilts.

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  120. Oh how I love him! I have a full elephant block but I think I like this one better! Thanx!

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  121. What a cute elephant! I was interested to see your planning. Very cool.

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  122. So adorable. No wonder you are excited that your block was included. Congratulations. I would love to win a copy of this magazine.

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  123. Don't tell anyone, but this one is my favorite so far!!! SSShhh!!! I love it! Congrats :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  124. Your block is SO clever!!! i'd love to be entered to win a copy of the book.

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  125. Love the block, have got to jump into paper piecing... Thanks for the giveaway

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  126. What a cute, cute block!! Congratulations on being included in the magazine.

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  127. I really like the block you designed. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  128. I love Elephants because I am RIGHT ...I think I need a red white and blue patriotic quilt ...with elephants all over it!!!
    Thanks for the great block
    Vickie

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  129. Very cute. Love the elephant! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  130. The elephant is so cute! Congrats on having your block chosen AND on the contents page..what an honor.

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  131. How cute is that elephant? I have two grandsons, ages 3 and 6, who would love it if Mamaw made a quilt with that elephant on it!

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  132. That is really a cute block!! fantastic job for your first paper piecing..wow!

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  133. What a unique block! Love it! awolk at rogers dot com

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  134. I'm sad. It took me a few minutes of staring at the block to realize that it was an elephant. Time for bed...

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  136. Very nice block, would make a cute baby quilt. Congratulations!

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  137. Hey - so cute! And I love the purple and orange combo.

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  138. So adorable! Loved it so much!

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  139. What a sweeeet block! Would be absolutely adorable in a baby quilt. Congrats on making the magazine!

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  140. Your block is precious - and I love paper piecing!

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  141. Congrats on a really sweet block!

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  142. Wow Alyssa, that block is so sweet! I can't wait to get my hands on this magazine whether I purchase or win it! Thanks for the chance at the give-away.
    mgw070 (at) shaw (dot) ca

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  143. Oh my, i love elephants and that elephant is so precious!! Thanks so much for sharing that block with us in the book! Now to get my hands on a copy!

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  144. Very Cute Block. I love the elephant. Congrats. How very fun for you.
    thanks for the chance to own one of those magazines
    ~a

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  145. I have not done much with paper piecing. On my list of things to accomplish.

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

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  147. Oh, wow! I could use this for a baby quilt done in that multicolored elephants fabric I've been admiring.

    Thanks for sharing it!

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  148. What a cute block, and perfect fabric that you used. Thanks for a chance.

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  149. Elephant is adorable. Great for a child's quilt.

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  150. Adorable little Ellie the elephant. Love it !

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  151. Great block! Congratulations on your block being selected for QM 100 Blocks. I would like to make one for our family's little Ellie.

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  152. Congrats on your elephant block! It is a real keeper - and good luck too, of course!

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  153. That block is just a whole lot of sweetness......grin.

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  154. I would love to win, thanks for the opportunity! Congrats on your block being published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!!

    Gina in Missouri
    hared@iland.net

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  155. Love the block. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  156. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comMay 5, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Your elephant block is really cute and I can't believe its your first time paper piecing, You did an amazing job!

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  157. What an adorable block. Paper piecing can help you make almost any design. I love that.

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  158. This would be perfect to add to a child's quiet book.

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  159. oops forot to add my e-mail is ll_gee@hotmail.com

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  160. oops forot to add my e-mail is ll_gee@hotmail.com

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  161. Cute idea! I didn't realize you were just a few hours away.

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  162. Your elephant block is just wonderful...especially the ears. Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  163. How clever. Your elephant is great! Congratulations on having your block included in this year's Vol. 5.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  164. wow I love the block!!!
    thank you
    marci

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  165. Your elephant is sooo! cute!

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  166. I love paper pieced blocks and this one is so cute! Well done!

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  167. Very cute! Thanks for a chance to enter the giveaway on my first visit to your blog.

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  168. Ooh thank you for sharing...you make it look so easy!!

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  169. Cute block. Thanks for the chance to win Vol. 5

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  170. I love elephants and your block is right up my alley. I would love to win a copy of the magazine.

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  171. I love your elephant! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  172. I love this block, and can't wait to make it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  173. Hi! I love this block. My husband collects elephant things, and I want to make an elephant quilt for him!! Thanks for posting!

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