Friday, November 15, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour


I am so excited to be  part of this block blog tour. This is the second consecutive time that one of my blocks has been included in this magazine.  Last time my block was called "Beach Cabanas" and I designed a great summery beach quilt  to go along with my block.  You can see it here.

It is truly rewarding to be one of the few Judaic quilt pattern designers.  A bunch of my patterns are published under the name of OyVey! Quilt designs.  You can see them on my website: www.cheryllynchquilts.com/patterns .  And now I can share a  dreidel pattern published in the newest issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 8, called "Dancing Dreidels". It is 12" finished.


It is a paperpieced block  that would be perfect to make into a quilt for Chanukah, or it can be used as part of a wallhanging.  Here are some sample layouts.



This third block set was my original planned set.  The idea was that rotating each dreidel  block 90 degrees, pointing towards each other would make the dreidels  look like they were spinning. But, you can see that the dreidels are unrecognizable! Thumbs down for that idea.

The dreidels can also be used as singletons for cornerstones, or how about as Mug Rugs?

 These would be perfect to pair with some Chanukah gelt!
Be warned: if you are going to use "Dancing Dreidels" for a Chanukah gift, you better get stitching.  This year, Chanukah starts the night before Thanksgiving. That's less than 2 weeks away. 
This confluence of the holidays won't happen again for 70,000 years.
 
Now the fun! We will be giving away 2 copies of this magazine that won't be available in the quilt shops until Nov 19th.  So you could be the first one to have a copy. You can get the directions for my block plus 99 other blocks from some of the best designers around.  Quiltmaker is giving one copy away and I will be sending  a signed copy.  You just need to leave a comment  on my blog before Sunday, Nov 17th at midnight, EST.  I will post the winner as soon as I wake up the next day, and let me tell you that I am an insomniac. Please check back to see if you won or sign up with Bloglovin' (see below) to be notified.  You can see some of the other designer's blocks and submit a comment to try and win a copy by visiting Quiltmaker's blog called Quilty Pleasures.  Click here.
 
And there is more good news.  Starting Nov 21st, I will be participating in another blog giveaway.  Michele Foster's Quilting Gallery is hosting a thank you blog hop party.  We want to thank all of our readers.  Each blogger that is participating will have a giveaway.
 After noon, visit her Quilting Gallery and check out all the blogs.
 







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204 comments:

  1. I LOVE this block Cheryl! And I need to win it if I'm going to make gifts in time for Thanks-Chanukah-giving!!!

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  2. I just love these little dreidels. The mug rugs are my favorite. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  3. It is amazing how the block TOTALLY changes once you added the sashing - wild how that works! I need to do mock ups to help me!! Great block - I know who I would make this for :)

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  4. Congratulations on having block published in 100 Blocks Volume 8! I love the blues and yellows!

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  5. A very different block from those that I have seen so far on the tour and I love the way you have used the block to make the mug rugs - I think I could perhaps finish one or two before the celebration begins. Congratulations on being included in the magazine

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  6. Cheryl, This is fantastic! I would love to win that dreidel block!

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  7. Hahaha, I'm a poor sleeper my own self!! If I sewed instead of played candy crush or mah Jong, I'd be a lot more productive! ! Congrats on your block being selected for publication again. I actually like the movement of your 3rd layout best! Thanks for the opportunity to get my hands on one of those books!

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  8. Hahaha, I'm a poor sleeper my own self!! If I sewed instead of played candy crush or mah Jong, I'd be a lot more productive! ! Congrats on your block being selected for publication again. I actually like the movement of your 3rd layout best! Thanks for the opportunity to get my hands on one of those books!

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  9. You block looks wonderful. Thank you for it.
    If I´m an insomniac I would quilt all night long. But I ´m happy, I can sleep well, so I sew only few hours a week.

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  10. I like the mug rugs .what a neat gift idea, thanks for sharing some of your Chanukah holidays. I enjoy seeing new things and learning about other cultures , happy sewing

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  11. Love this block..they seem to be dancing in the quilt.

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  12. I like the 3rd option layout; how nice!I

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  13. I like the 3rd option layout for your block, how nice

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  14. I like the mug rugs. Congrats on the honor of being in Volume 8

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  15. Cute idea! The mug rugs are a hit with me.

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  16. Love the block, neww to find this isssue quick, the mug rugs would make great gifts for a few friends!

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  17. A set of mug rugs would make a cool gift :o)

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  18. Congratulations on a fabulous block! I am loving the mug rugs, which would be perfect for me to make for a few of my employees! thank you and have a good day!

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  19. Congratulations on a fabulous block! I would love to make a few of those mug rugs for my employees! thank you!

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  20. This is always such a great magazine. So cool that you're a part of it!

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  21. Lovely block and the mugrugs look so great!

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  22. Great block! It looks so different in your different settings. I think I'll have to make one of your mug rugs for my daughter's good friend. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Congrats on being included in volume 8. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  24. This is a cute block. Don't discount the secondary pattern, I think it's still a cute quilt even if you lose the dreidel, it's like a hidden surprise.

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  25. Cheryl - Kudos on this creation. Would love to win this book just for your pattern (and maybe a few others). You should make a toy fabric dreidle for the new addition!!!

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  26. Thanks for the opportunity. I signed up to follow on Bloglovin.

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  27. Thanks for participating in the block tour. It's been fun!

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  28. I can see that on a border, very cute. Congratulations.

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  29. Loving your rug - the blocks are awesome.

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  30. Love this... the mug rugs are really cute... can't figure out blog lovin.. so guess I lose on that..

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  31. great pattern.. thank you for sharing it...

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  32. What a cute block.It seems quite versatile. Thanks for showing the various settings. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I'll sign up on bloglovin. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  34. This is perfect! My son's girlfriend is Jewish (and I think she's "the one") and I wanted to make something special for her. This will be perfect!

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  35. congratualtions on your block,the mugs are super cute,the block is just beuatiful!

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  36. Great block! It would make a fun table runner too!

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  37. Great block! It would make a fun table runner too!

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  38. I love the mug rugs - a perfect little gift. Thanks for the give away!

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  39. I like your mug rugs - they're perfect little gifts. Thanks for the give away!

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  40. Congrats on having your block published! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  41. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent and congrats on getting in the magazine.

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  42. Great block, Cheryl! It was so much fun to meet you at the Pomegranate Guild Convention.

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  43. Congrats on getting your cute block in the new Quiltmaker 100 Issue 8. Thanks for chance to win an issue !

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  44. Such a cute block - would sure make cute mug rugs or placemats or table runner.. so many ideas there..
    Love the quilt and the twisting and turning of the block..
    Great design..
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  45. Mazel Tov, Cheryl! Can I sew the quilt without singing the song?

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  46. Mazel Tov, Cheryl! Can I sew the design without singing the song?

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  47. Nice block! Thanks for the chance!

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  48. Congratulations on being published in the latest magazine!

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  49. Congrats on getting into another 100 Block book! Dancing Dreidels is great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win..

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  51. Fun pattern. Congrats. This tour has been such fun and so interesting. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  52. Congrats on being in the Quiltmaker's 100 blocks! The mug rugs are too cute.

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  53. I see a table runner in my future! Congrats on being chosen for this great edition!

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  54. congrats on being published. This is a very nice block. I love the movement it creates in a quilt.

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  55. Congraulations for making Vol 8. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. Congratulations on your block. Happy Chanukah! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  57. Thanks for a chance to win. Congrats on your block mtish44@yahoo.com

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  58. Wonderful design and I love the fabrics you used.

    Debbie

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  59. Very sweet block. I will get up early to check for the winner; hope it's me. Hope you have a wonderful Chanukah.

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  60. Congratulation! Thanks for this chance.

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  61. One of the members of our quilt guild informed us this week that the have-to-have decor for Hannukah this year is the Menurkey - a turkey shaped menorah. How funny. Love your dreidls. Would look great alternating with Star of David blocks.

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  62. Wonderful block! thank you for hosting the giveaway [s] ; )

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  63. Congratulations Cheryl - a great block!!

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  64. Cute block - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. Thanks for the chance. Would be cute mug rugs...great idea.

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  66. Love your color combination. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. The mug rugs are cute! Congrats on getting into the magazine!

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  68. Congratulations!! It never ceases to amaze me that just changing layout of blocks can completely change the look of a quilt.

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  69. Very nice block! I can't wait for the magazine!

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  70. Great block and congrats on being in magazine again. thanks for the giveway.

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  71. Love seeing all the options using your block! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. I like your third layout. Although the dreidel disappears a cute star appears. While no longer a dreidel quilt it still is a great quilt.

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  73. Very nice block! Thanks for showing the different settings.

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  74. What a great mug rug! Gotta make one!

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  75. What a wonderful block.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Gabi

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  76. Thank you for the giveaway! I love the placemats/mug rugs with your design.

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  77. This is all so much fun, even though I at first thought the dreidel was a rocket...

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  78. It's all a matter of perspective - at first I thought your block was a rocket, but I get it now.

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  79. You have done a fabulous job on this block. Keep up the good work!

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  80. I love the look of lots of Dancing Dreidels put together into a quilt top. Congratulations!
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  81. Congrats for making the QM 100. I love the mats, sew cute. Really like the ones facing each other, too.

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  82. This is a beautiful block. I know you don't like setting #3, but I love it when blocks do unexpected things in settings!

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  83. Great block! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. What a darling block! Thanks for the chance

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  85. Thanks for doing this giveaway! Love you block! tyned@hotmail.com

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  86. So many different ways to use your block, cute!!!!
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  87. Dancing Dreidels is a cute block. I like your first setting best because that is where the dreidels seem to be dancing. I do not care for # 3 but I am intrigued with the stars that appear in that layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. love the mug rugs! will make some for my friends as soon as I can get a copy of the book.

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  89. Love the block! Congrats on it being in the magazine!
    Happy quilting
    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

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  90. LOve your block and congrats on being in the book!!

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  91. oh wow - you just helped me figure out a gift for a co-worker! Love the mug rug idea!!!!

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  92. Congradulations on your block being chosen for the magazine. Mug rugs are cute!

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  93. Wonderful block and congrats on being chosen for such a great magazine! I have to send your blog address to my girlfriend, she will love these designs! Thanks for sharing some new ideas, the block makes up into such fascinating designs in the quilts.

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  94. What a cute block, it kinda looks like a rocket to me!

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  95. Nice block

    schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

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  96. Congratulations on having your block in the magazine. I like seeing the different settings too. And mug rugs are always a favorite in our family.

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  97. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Congrats on being chosen for vol. 8! I am looking forward to getting my own copy, so hope I win.

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  98. Great block and fun to see the different settings.

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  99. Although the Dreidel disappears I love that setting the best.

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  100. Cheryl,
    I am in awe of you and your skills. Congratulations on having the pattern in the magazine!

    Shellie

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  101. I really like the setting that they disappear!

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  102. it always amazes me how changing the placement of a block changes the quilt design.

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  103. I love how you were able to create the dreidel as a paper piecing piece. And the variety of settings are great. Your creativity shows through once again. I really love the placemats, too.

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  104. What a great block! Love the different placement!

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  105. Congratulations for being published again! Dancing Dreidels is a really fun block! It would make a great quilt for a young boy! I really like the mug rugs you made. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. So glad to see a quilt block designed for Hannakuh.

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  107. Thanks for the great block and the various ideas for settings. Kathy

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  108. Thanks for sharing your block. I love the one set with sashing. It is totally different looking. It is amazing what one can do with a different set.

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  109. Great block! Congratulations on being in the book.

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  110. Grats on having a block in the magazine.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  111. Love your block. I like the 3rd block set the best. Congratulations on your block being selected.

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  112. Love your block. The 3rd block set is my favorite. Congratulations on your block being selected.

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  113. Very nice block design, and the various settings.

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  114. Great block. Congrats on having your block chosen for 100 blocks.

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  115. Nice to see a Dreidel block. Love the materials used, too.

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  116. I remember the day at Round Bobbin when you talked about your ideas for this block! I love it!

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  117. I like the full size quilt with theblocks going in different directions on each row,

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  118. Congratulations on your block in the latest issue of 100 Blocks!

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  119. Cute block! Congratulations on being included in the magazine again. I read some of your older posts and I enjoyed reading about Elyse and her quilt. My oldest daughter is named Elise, after my Great Grandmother. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  120. Nice block congrats on being in the magazine.

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  121. Your block is beautiful! Congratulations on making the cut.

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  122. Love blue and yellow together and the driedels are something not everyone thinks of at the holidays.

    Congratulations, I know I will try to get some rug mug made, even if I don't have time for anything larger.

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  123. Your block is awesome and thanks for the draw.

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  124. Congratulations on being published in another Quiltmakers 100 blocks issue. Volume 8 looks wonderful. Love your Dancing Dreidels!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  125. I love your block and the rug mug version is my favorite. Would love to win and thanks for the chance.

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  126. Super dreidel block! The 3rd block setting is hard to tell the pattern is of the dreidel but I like it best. Great little mug rugs too! Thanks!

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  127. Love your creative block. Congratulations!

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  128. Love your creative block. Congratulations!

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  129. Congratulations on a great block!

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  130. Now that's a different block!!! Very creative~

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  131. Congrats on being included in volume 8. Your block is unique.

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  132. That is a neat block and unusual but know some quilters will enjoy it of the faith. Congrats on having your block in Vol. 8.

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  133. I like the mug rug idea. I'll make one for my daughter!

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  134. A wonderful block! Thanks for showing the different layouts as well. And thank you for a chance at the give-away.
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  135. Congrats on your block and being included in the vol. #8! Congrats on your number two:)

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  136. Congratulations, thanks for the giveaway

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  137. Congrats on being included in the magazine. I like your block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  138. I think it's cute! the mug rugs are adorable.
    I like the third block set, too, because of the tiny stars that appear between the blocks and the plaid or windowpane effect. but you're right....the dreidel gets lost! that's ok...we try something else!
    thanks! happy holidays!

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  139. Just what I've been looking for! Thanks for designing this.

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  140. I love your block. I am a beginning quilter and would love a copy of this edition in order to be able to try out new things. Thanks and congrats.

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  141. Love the way the last quilt maeks a secondary pattern that would be appropriate for anyone.

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  142. Great block! Perfect for a mug rug! Thanks for sharing all the different layout options, they ate all so different. Congratulations on having your block included in Vol.8, Quiltmaker's 100.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. I can picture the block set with the candles in the middle as a table runner.

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  144. I love your dreidel block. I think the mug rugs are great!

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  145. Way cool. It's always so hard to figure out quilts for my Jewish friend around the holidays. ll_gee (at) hotmail dot com

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  146. Congratulations on being in volume 8. Like the mug rug.

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  147. Love your block and I have just the fabrics to use!

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  148. congrats. Thks for drawing. pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  149. congrats on your entry in this new issue ... great block!

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  150. congrats on your block being published

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  151. Congrats on being published for the second time. I think this block is different because Christmas is so consuming that many times it hard to find patterns for symbols of the other holidays at this time of year. Great job!

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  152. Very cool block! Thanks for all the ideas on incorporating it into projects.

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  153. I love seeing blocks that celebrate holidays and your Dreidel is very neat. I love the mug rug idea. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  154. I could make that block for my grand niece for her birthday! She gets something I make her every year!

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  155. Great block - lots of possibilities.

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  156. Happy Chanukah and Thanksgiving. Thank you for the info on Michele Foster's Quilting Gallery's blog hop.

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  157. What a great block!! I love the fabrics you used! :)

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  158. The fabric really does work with the design. And it looks so great as a mug rug and I'm always looking for new ideas for them. Thanks for a great block.

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  159. like the mug rugs . something different

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  160. What a great block you designed. Thx for a chance

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  161. I love the 3rd setting and the way the secondary pattern comes out....but totally agree that the design of the block itself gets lost LOL! I do like them as a mug rug! Congrats on being in the 100!!

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  162. What a cute block, but it does get lost in the dancing.
    Patwade@cox.net

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  163. Love Dancing Dreidels, Happy Chanukah and enjoy the latkes. . .

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  164. I love the way it goes in the 3rd setting, very nice

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  165. Nice block. I like the third setting best. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  166. congrats on being in the 100 Blocks! Great block, ty!

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  167. Cute block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  168. Cute block. I loved your choice of colors.

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  169. Great block for Chanukah! Thanks for the chance to win an issue of 100 Blocks.

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  170. Very nice - lots of opportunities with this design. Thank you!!

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  171. Nice colors….great block! Thanks --Connie chendryx(at)nctv(dot)com

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  172. It's a cute block. I loved your choice of colors

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  173. Great design! And I enjoyed browsing around on your past blog posts. Thanks!

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  174. Congratulations on being included in this issue, Cheryl. The dreidel looks great in the mug rug.

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  175. Congratulations on being included in this issue, Cheryl. I know you gave it a thumbs' down, but the dreidel looks great in that originally planned setting. I love the secondary design that's formed. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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