Thursday, November 8, 2012

Glorious Autumn Quilter's Block Party

Welcome! Today it is my turn for the Glorious Autumn Quilter's Block Party, sponsored by Quilting Gallery! In case you are new, here is what's going on: Michele at Quilter's Gallery is sponsoring a block party for 15 weeks. Every week there are 3 FREE block patterns/tutorials by 3 different designers.
That's 45 FREE BLOCK PATTERNS!!! Yippeeee!!!!!!  There are also many manufacturers providing "Super Deals for Quilters," i.e., special offers and sales.

I have answered some fun questions as part of my designer profile:  How many UFO's do I currently have? What was my first quilt? How did I transition from quilter to designer? You will have to go to the Quilting Gallery page to find out!

There's a Flickr page, too, so you can see what other folks have been up to with these free block patterns.

And there's a giveaway.... 2 prizes, folks!

My block is called Autumn Jewel Box, and it features my Fruitful Hands Fabric line:


With this block, you can make quilts like these:




You can click here for a PDF of this tutorial.

Here is how to make this block:

White- cut 4 squares each 3 7/8"
Red Floral- cut 4 squares each 3 7/8"

Cut these squares in half diagonally to create 8 triangles each:



Cut a strip, 2" x about 15", from each of the following fabrics: Orange Dot, Green Floral, Red Texture, Green Texture:

(Don't worry about trimming the selvedges off now.)

Sew the strips together along long edges:
 (Why is it that the cat is most interested in me when I am trying to get something done??)


Trim off the selvedges and cut this unit into 4 units, each 3 1/2" wide:

Sew the red and white triangles together into 8 squares (sorry I forgot to photo this step!!)

Sew 4 of the squares into pairs like this, and then sew the pairs into a square:

Sew the remaining 4 squares to the ends of 2 of the strip units (note that the red triangle is adjacent to the green rectangle, and the white triangle is adjacent to the orange rectangle):

Sew the remaining 2 strip units to the large square:

Sew the block together as shown above. This yields a 12 1/2" (12" finished) block.


That's it! Hope you enjoy making this block!

As mentioned, there's a giveaway- with 2 prizes. Each prize will contain fabric from the Fruitful Hands fabric line, plus a pattern assortment OR an autographed copy of my book, Fruitful Hands. The retail value for each of these prizes is $40-$50.




For the giveaway, you can get up to 3 chances to win:

  • Comment here on this post and tell me your favorite thing about the Autumn season. 
  • Like my Facebook page, and then comment here that you have done so.
  • Subscribe to my newsletter (see the box in the upper right bar of this blog). Comment here to let me know you have done so.


I must be able to contact you if you win! If your email doesn't show up automatically through your Google or Blogger account, please include it in your comment. If you don't want to leave your email address in your comment, you can email me to give me your address and let me know that you have commented. You must comment by midnight EST on Monday November 12, 2012. Two winners will be chosen at random. Good Luck!

Don't forget to also visit the other two featured designers this week and get the directions for their blocks:

Jo's Country Junction and The Caffeinated Quilter (love that name!)



170 comments:

  1. I love watching the changing colours of Autumn- the reds, golds and browns of the trees as their colour turns..I receive your newsletter and enjoy reading it. Thank you for sharing the block and showing us how to use it to create the quilt.

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  2. I love the colours of the leaves which have been particularly beautiful this year. I also like the cooler weather which means soups and really warming food.

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  3. Jacquelynne...your block worked up beautifully! I don't wat to be entered in the giveaway, but wanted to tell you I love the block. Oh and that Chamomile Afternoon quilt is just adorable!!

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  4. I love the beautiful leaves in the fall. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I love the Autumn colours and cider making!!

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  7. I subscribe to your newsletter!

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  8. I love to bake and autumn brings the crisp, cooler weather perfect for baking! Hmmm, perhaps an apple pie will soon be filling my home with smells of sugar and spice.

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  9. I receive Th Noble Wife's newsletter. It is always a pleasure to receive the email.

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  10. One of my favorite things about Autumn is football!

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  11. I love to walk theough the woods whne all the leaves change their colours. So beautiful! And I love your block to!

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  12. I already get your newsletter and love to read it! Thanks so much!

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  13. I liked you on fb. thanks for the chance!

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  14. my favorite thing is the cool weather.

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  15. Fall means Pumpkins to me! Great big Jack-O-Lanterns, pumpkin pie, pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin granola, pumpkin candles, and pumpkin lotions and soaps. Love them all!! Thanks for the chance to sew with some of your yummy fabrics.

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  16. I receive your newsletter. I LOVE that second quilt setting for your block. May have to pull some fabrics for that one and give it a try. THANKS!!

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  17. I love your block. Thanks for the great tutorial and patern. My cat is the same way. And if I dont keep threads away from him he will eat them.

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  18. I am a new follower of your blog. I too try to be one of the noble wives. Sometimes the balance is difficult, but oh so worth it.

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  19. The maple trees turning their spendor fall colors; the smells from using your crockpot all day; snuggling underneath the warm electric blanket. I left you a message on Facebook and enjoy your blog very much. Thank you for the Autumn Jewel Box Block. Can't wait till I have made this into a quilt for me.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Hi Jacquelynne. I really love your block and it makes a georgeous quilt! The colors are beautiful. What I like most about the Autumn season is the colors of the leaves. They are so pretty with the reds, greens, and golds.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  21. I already subscribe to your newsletter.(Enjoy it very much)

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  22. Jacquelynne your fabrics are just beautiful and the block is great as well.

    I love Autumn/Fall because of the cooler temps and changing leaves. Mostly though, it means it's apple season and I LOVE apples. I also love to bake and Fall is when I really start doing much more baking, especially with the apples we get each year at the Apple Orchard we visit each year.

    thank you for the great tutorial for your block

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  23. I am already a newsletter subscriber.

    Thank you again for the great block tutorial and chance to win such awesome prizes.

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  24. I love the beautiful autumn leaves. All those awesome colors.

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  25. I love fall mornings; so cold and crisp.

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  26. Beautiful block. I love the fall colors.

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  27. I like the autumn colors in your block. Such a nice tutorial also. What a wonderful give-a-way! Thanks

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  28. I signed up for your newsletter, also.

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  29. Congrats on making QM's vol. 6 issue. I love the foliage! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  30. Bonus: I've liked you on FaceBook!

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  31. Extra Bonus!: I'm a stalker....er.....follower of your blog, too!!!

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  32. I love the warm days and cool nights of early autumn and i love the way the colour of the air gets that golden tone to it. Thanks for an oportunity on a super draw,
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  33. I love autumn because activities start to slow down a little bit. I'm able to get into my sewing room more.

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  34. My favorite thing about Autumn is Thanksgiving dinner!! I love it, it is my favorite season. And your block looks very Fall like, I love the colors, what a cute fabric line. Thanks. Vivian

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  35. I receive your monthly newsletter.

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  36. Bonus: I liked you on facebook.

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  37. My favorite thing about Autumn is the cooler weather encouraging QUILTING time. I love your fabric line...all those cute prints and wonderful colors! I successfully subscribed to your news and liked your FB page, too.

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  38. I like your block, it´s lovely!! Sorry to say is that I don´t like fall. It makes me depressed. There´s so little daylight and it´s rainig to mush. The trees are so empty when the leaves are all gone. No, I like summer :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  39. My favorite thing is happening right now outside of my window....it's raining leaves!!!

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  40. I am a follower of your newsletter ;^)
    c.teasley@yahoo.com

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  41. My favorite part of autumn is the cooler temps. It's so humid here somedays it's awful. The weather just puts you in a better mood.
    c.teasley@yahoo.com

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  42. I follow you on facebook now. Thanks
    c.teasley@yahoo.com

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  43. Right now, I don't like autumn, lol. First a hurricane, now another wind storm, but this weekend is going to be gorgeous, so that I will enjoy. I love going for walks in the fall, the trees are beautiful, the air is crisp and clean and no tourists.

    Debbie

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  44. I have liked your facebook page before, so I guess that counts?

    Debbie

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  45. I am subscribed to your newsletter!

    Debbie

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  46. Fall is my favorite season; I love everything about it...all the changing colors, the crisp weather, fascinating cloud formations, and while I was growing up in Minnesota, the smell of drying grain from the town elevator.

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  47. I already subscribe to your newsletter. I look forwards to reading each one!

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  48. I love all the colors of fall. Your block colors are just perfect for fall.

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  49. love your block. thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway.
    The best thing about fall for me is the cooler weather. Love it.

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  50. My favourite part of autumn is the beautiful leaves - the look of them on the trees, the sound as you walk (or shuffle!) through them, and the smell of them - there's nothing quite like it!

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  51. I "liked" your Facebook page a long time ago!

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  52. I love the smells and colors of the fall trees :)

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  53. I subscribed to your newsletter :)

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  54. I'm already a subscriber to your newslatter!

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  55. Love the colors of autumn, oranges and red, also love the nip in the air. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. I already subscribe to your newsletter.

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  57. I also like you on Facebook.

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  58. I love the change of the seasons to the crisp cool weather -- and Football!!
    blessosu@sbcglobal.net

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  59. I love the colors of Autumn. The tree turn into such beautiful colors.

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  60. I have subscribed to your newsletter.

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  61. I am following you on FB thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. I love the cool, crisp weather, the colors and the food of fall. Do I love fall, oh yes! Thanks for sharing your lovely block. I'm going to give it a. try

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  63. I am a follower on fb and get your newsletter.

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  64. Love the block!
    My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves and having more family get togethers:)

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  65. I liked you on Facebook but with a different email. lecarter@

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  66. I subscribed to your newsletter with the lecarter account:)

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  67. I love the block it is so bright and cheerful. I was reading your designer profile and found out sewing room social was your first line. I did not realize that. I first started following your blog after seeing that fabric and I thought you had been designing for a long time. I have all the fabric needed to make the wall hanging pattern from sewing room social and hope to get to it after the holidays. It will be hung on my sewing room wall. There is just something about your designs that really draws me in, they are always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the block tutorial.

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  68. I subscribe to your newsletter but am not on facebook. I also forgot to mention my favorite thing about fall in my last comment. I love the clear, cold, windy days of fall and walking in the rustling leaves.

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  69. My favourite thing about Autumn (Fall) is the amazing colours of the leaves.

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  70. I already receive your newsletter. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  71. The cooler weather! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  72. I would say I love the cooler weather, except that I live in TX and today it is 85! But that's a lot better than 100! I love pumpkins - pie, cake soup, seeds, everything pumpkin! But I hate the color pumpkin orange unless it is on a pumpkin of course!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  73. I have liked your FB page!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  74. so many good things to look forward to autumn. Cooler weather, colorful trees, and the NBA basketball season.

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  75. I went to facebook, I 'liked' you page.

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  76. I love the crisp fall days and decorating for fall, which I just completed last weekend. Thanks for sharing your great block.

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  77. I am a subscriber to your newsletter.

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  78. The best part of Autumn is that the really hot days of summer are behind us. Thanks for the give away!

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  79. my favourite thing about Autumn is crunching leaves underfoot :) Thanks for showing the quilts options with the blocks... it helps me as I am terrible with visualising lol

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  80. I "Liked" your facebook page some time ago. Thanks again for sharing your block.

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  81. I love taking photos in the fall, the colours and lighting make for amazing photographs!!! Plus the fresh, crisp air is envigorating!!!

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  82. I have already Liked your FB page!! Thanks for another chance!!

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  83. I am already getting your newsletter!! Thanks for yet another chance!!

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  84. I love the beautiful colors of the leaves, the fresh crisp apples, and halloween. What a fabulous block! Thanks for sharing some different quilt layouts with it too! :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  85. I already like you on facebook! :)
    Carla Geates

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  86. I'm subscribed to your newsletter already! :)

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  87. I am already subscribed to your newsletter!

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  88. My favorite thing about autumn is all of the beautiful Fall colors!!!!

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  89. I love the smells of fall, especially the smell of pumpkin pie baking in the oven! I love the colors of the leaves and the rustling sound they make when I walk through them.

    Sandy A

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  90. I love that block and I love the colors that you used. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  91. I like your Facebook page!
    Sandy A

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  92. I already get your newsletter!
    Sandy A

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  93. I subscribe to your newsletter.
    Thanks
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  94. I liked you on facebook and thanks for the great giveaway.
    Cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  95. It has to be the beautiful colours of the leaves and the gradual cooling of the days. That lovely balance between Summer and Winter.

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  96. I am a subscriber to your newsletter.

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  97. I love the changing of the season with the cooler weather and pretty colors.

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  98. I subscribe to your newsletter

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  99. I would have to say "Everything" about Autumn pleases me! I love the smell of pumpkin pie cooking, the cold, crisp air, the changing colors of the leaves and, of course, the holidays.
    Love your beatuiful block!
    Nettie

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  100. I just signed up to receive your newsletter too!
    I will like you on FB.
    Nettie

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  101. What I love about fall is all the beautiful colors plus being able to snuggle up under a quilt! Love your block!
    Thank you for the great giveaway.Sorry, don't do Facebook. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  102. Fall is just one of the most prettiest season's of them all.....Thank you!

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  103. I have been a follower and really your blog

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  104. The color of the sky and the smell of the leaves!

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  105. My favorite thing about autumn is PIE. I love warm pie on a cold evening. I'm also a sucker for red floral prints and I love the one you used in your tutorial. And I'm pleased to see that you have a kitty helper to oversee your quilt making. Mine also supervises and does quality assurance testing.

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  106. I love walking and admiring the changing leaf colors.

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  107. I liked you on facebook.

    email: ksmith8@emich.edu

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  108. I joined your newletter. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  109. I love your block. I love fall colours, taking walks and seeing and smelling all the changes of the season, including the smell of wood smoke as cozy fires warm our homes. All the produce that we are so fortunate to be able to grow and pick and prepare for our families is a great blessing.
    Thank you for the giveaway and sharing your talent.

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  110. I love the colors! The colors of the block you designed really jazz me up! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  111. Great Facebook page, which I "Like."

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  112. Looking forward to receiving your newsletter...just signed up!

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  113. love the colors of autumn.

    thanks for the giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  114. I love how fresh and crisp is in fall babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  115. I like you on facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  116. I already subscribe to your newsletter. Cats are a lot like children, they dont want your attention until you are busy lol babscorbitt@gmail.com your fabric line is so pretty

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  117. My favorite part of autumn is the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler weather.I love all those warm oranges,reds and yellows mixed with the greens. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  118. I already subscribe to your newsletter. Love it!!!

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  119. I LIKE you on facebook and always look forward to your posts.

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  120. My favorite things about autumn...the change in the weather and all the beautiful colors of the Tennessee mountains.

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  121. I subscribe to your newsletter :-)

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  122. I'm already a subscriber to your newsletter. Yippee!

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  123. Like a lot of people, I think I like the rich colors of fall. And the crispness of the autumn air. Snuggling up under a quilt and having a hot bowl of yummy soup!

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  124. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comNovember 9, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    I love your block and how it looks made up into a quilt! My favorite things about autumn are pumpkins, squash, and gourds.

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  125. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comNovember 9, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    I'm already a follower! I enjoy your newsletter and the great recipes.

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  126. I like your block and the two layout versions. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  127. Thanks for the giveaway. I think I like the crispness of the air in autumn and the fluctuating days, cool, warm, sometimes just right. I liked on facebook as well as signed up for the newsletter. Here is my email in case it doesn't show up: mindji@yahoo.com

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  128. In South Texas I love Autumn for the cooler (than 3 digit) temperatures. thank you for this giveaway.

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  129. I am also a new follower thru googlereader

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  130. I love the changing colours of the leaves and crispy apples.

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  131. I like you on FB. Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway.

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  132. I'm subscribed to your newsletter.

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  133. After steamy hot summers...yuck!...cooler weather is a relief!

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  134. I "liked" you on Facebook ages ago. ;-)

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  135. And I subscribed to your newsletter before I "liked" you on Facebook. In fact, I lost track and subscribed with two email addys! LOL

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  136. I love the clear night skies filled with sparkling stars!
    Sunny chilly days with leaves dancing on the wind!
    Bowls and bowls of soups and stews!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  137. Right now, I am looking out my kitchen and enjoying the beautiful colors of an oak in my neighbor's yard. The tree is probably 30 to 50 years old. The top leaves are turning gold, the middle ones are orange with green leaves at the bottom. I enjoy this tree every year.

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  138. I love the autumn colors and milder temps, but once they are gone, bring on the snow. :)

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  139. When I first saw the block I thought that there is no way I am going to try and piece that block together. However I have now after reading how to successfully sew this block I can do it correctly!! he he Thank you for the giveaway.

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  140. I have subscribed to your newsletter.

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  141. I usually love cosy evenings, but this year I'm hating autumn as we didn't actually have a summer and we seem to be skipping straight to winter!

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  142. My favorite part of Autumn is cooler temps - and Thanksgiving!

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  143. I already subscribe to your newsletter

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  144. My favorite part of fall is the cooler weather!

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  145. I get your great newsletter! I look forward to getting it!

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  146. I have so many favorite things. Warm soup, walking outside, crafting gifts for the holiday. I really like this block and your setting choice.

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  147. While I'm late for the giveaway, wanted to say that I like your block. Thanks for designing and sharing it with others.

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