Friday, February 22, 2013

Day 5 of Moda's Designer Friendship Quilt-along



Welcome to Day 5 with KTQ, French General and Kate Spain.

Bowtie Block

My quilt-along block is a traditional bowtie block made with connector corners. Great method, but I prefer to make it even easier and add a little dimension to my blocks. Check it out:

Step #1 - Cut squares for 4-patches as stated. Sew light/dark squares together; press toward dark. So far, everything is just like the traditional block. Here's where we make it fun & easy.

Step #2 - Cut a matching 3/4" square on the bias for the center of the bowtie. Turn edges of a square ruler so the sides are at a 45 degree angle to the selvedge edges. By cutting this square on the bias, we can layer it on top of our pieced block and the edges won't ravel when the quilt is washed.

Step #3 - Positon the 3/4" square on the center of the 4-patch as shown; stitch about an 1/8" from the bias edges with matching or coordinating cotton thread. How easy is that?

Make the traditional block - or try my layered patchwork technique - for a simply charming addition to your quilt-along sampler.

Giveaway

Tell me what your favorite traditional - or not-so-traditional - block is for 3 chances to win -
1.Pheasant Hill fat quarter bundle
2. Dessert Roll
3. charm/mini charm combo - courtesy of Moda/KTQ.
Comments close at the end of the Blog Hop on March 4th.




I'd love to see pictures of your bowtie block. Send them to me at lynne@ktquilts.com. Now let's go see what Barbara and Basic Grey are up to today.

Don't Miss Exciting News from KTQ on March 2nd!

533 comments:

  1. My all time favorite traditional block is the Log Cabin. I am a traditional quilter so do love all the old traditional blocks.

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  2. Love friendship stars and sawtooth stars. There are so many wonderful blocks it is hard to choose just one.

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  3. Easy! Sawtooth stars, any size. I have 2 quilts going right with those lovely stars!

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  4. Anything with any kind of pieced star-love them all.

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  5. I love sunburst blocks and one day hope to be skilled enough to actually make one!

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  6. My favorite is the Ohio Star and all the variations that can be made with this block. An uncomplicated but beautiful block.

    Yvonne V.

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  7. I love traditional blocks and if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be a simple nine patch! It has so much versatility!

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  8. I love stars which I enjoy to piece and quilt by hand. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  9. log cabin
    lisa h. from mn

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  10. Log cabin has always been my favorite, but I am really getting into half square triangle. There are so many ways you can turn them to make differant designs.

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  11. I love pinwheels and flying geese!
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  12. I love stars! Especially the Martha Washington star!

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  13. Non traditional is always more fun

    Bjeanand@gmail.com

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  14. My favorite block is the Friendship Star. This was the first block that I learned to quilt on. The block was easy to make and very pretty.

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  15. Log cabin and stars are my favorit

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  16. My favourites are flying geese and the garndmother's garden.

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  17. I just came across the Sailboat block -- love this block, so many possibilities.

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  18. Love log cabin, and bow ties! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. I don't think you can go past good old Ohio Star, it's my go to block but I just love starry blocks.

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  20. You can't beat the log cabin block, but I also love the Lady of the Lake block. I want to do a pickle dish quilt and a New York Beauty block--when I am ready to test my piecing skills.

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  21. There are so many, I think the pinwheel is tops - love HSTs.

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  22. My Traditional favorite will always be the dresden, no matter what fabric and how many scraps that block is always gorgeous. Plus there are many different styles of Dresden to chose from. I get my piecing and also my applique
    BTW gorgeous fabric!!

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  23. when I first began quilting my favorite pieced block was the log cabin; I still love it but like Jan Patek, I now do much more applique

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  24. I also like the log cabin block. it is quite simple and you can play with the colours in a special way.
    Greetings from Germany
    Annette

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  25. Hi Lynne,
    Thanks for the cute Bow Tie block. I love the new Pheasant Hill fabric! The colors are so beautiful! My favorite traditional quilt block would be the Feathered Star. I love it in a simple two color setting . . . red & cream would be my favorite colors for it. Keep on stitching!
    Laura

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  26. Hi Lynne. Love that fabric!
    My favorite traditional block is the log cabin.
    Have a great weekend.
    ~Janet

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  27. I think you just can't beat a log cabin block, whether traditional or not so much. Very versatile.

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  28. KT fabrics are always some of my favorites! As for my favorite block? Well, I like just about anything traditional. Stars are by far my favorite and a sampler of stars will melt my heart! Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the Friendship Quilt Along. I'm having so much fun!

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  29. My favorite is the pinwheel block.

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  30. Interesting question, especially when there are so many to pick. I would have to say, of late, it would be the Churn Dash block. I like both traditional and the fun spin of the non-traditional blocks... learning as I go...! Great idea for the Friendship Quilt Along! It beats the winter blues with all the snow falling... Spring, where are you?

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  31. I love Stars!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I love Log cabin and anything with stars though there are many beautiful blocks that I love.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  33. My first ever quilt was a log cabin, so I think that remains my favorite. There are so many ways to make a quilt with one! Thanks so much for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric.

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  34. Have been trying more, but still have to go with log cabin...thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. There are so many great traditional blocks, but my favorite is the churn dash. Thanks!

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  36. The first two that came to mind was Churn Dash and Card Trick. And not sure which I like more. :) Thanks for the give away. Kansas Troubles was the first line of fabric that I ever noticed by name. They are wonderful.

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  37. Love a nine patch variation, churn dash or shoo fly and stars! Lovely fabrics!

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  38. I have yet to make a full quilt with this block but I love the Swoon Block.

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  39. My favorite would either be log cabin or churn dash. Thanks so much!

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  40. I love a traditional block called Bride's Bouquet, but since I've got a split personality when it comes to quilting, I love lots of modern blocks, too!

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  41. I love any of the traditional blocks, but I think Churn Dash is my favorite.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  42. I love Dresden's! Right now I'm jumping on the bandwagon of the Scrappy Trips Around the World using fabric scraps I won from you last year from Sandhill Plums. Can't wait to see how far I can go with it. Thanks for the chance (again)!

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  43. Oh my, how do I choose a favorite? What I really truly love is a sampler of many different traditional blocks in reproduction fabrics. Discovering a traditional block I've never seen before will make my day!

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  44. The churn dash block is one of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. My favorite quilt block is Dresdan Plate, because I have a quilt from a great aunt, from a long time ago, made from that pattern. That quilt is precious to me.

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  46. I'm having a fun time finishing my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt - just sewing another set of hexie's on the back as a knife-blade edge binding. Then it's doing more stars and flower for a smaller GMFG quilt. Also sewing Dresden's as a machine projects. Take care from snowy northern Iowa. . . .

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  47. The log cabin is still my favourite block.
    Love the colours and prints in KTQ.

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  48. My favorite blocks are those that incorporate embroidery or appliqué. Of course, pre-cuts are a must.
    bevcalhoun@cox.net

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  49. I'm always drawn to Flying Geese - I think it's because of the hint of movement.
    Thanks so much for the block pattern and the construction tips!

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  50. I'm stuck somewhere between the Log Cabin and the Triple Irish Chain as favorites, love most blocks, traditional or otherwise. If I won it, I'd use the Pheasant Hill for a Log Cabin.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Love your fabric!

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  51. I love any type of basket block - from traditional to "wonky." Love all of your fabric lines, so much so, that I once came home from two "quilt" shopping trips with the same KTQ fat quarter bundles. (My sister was happy to take one!) Thanks for a chance to win!

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  52. I love the dresden plate. Thanks for sharing the block and the giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  53. One of my favorite blocks is the log cabin. It can be made into so many designs. I also like stars (Ohio and Sawtooth).

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  54. My number one favorite pieced design is the double nine patch, but the bear's paw is a close second. (That is one beautiful stack of fabric in that fat quarter bundle - Deep, rich colors!)

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  55. I always fall back in love with Log Cabin, every time I work one. It is my favorite.

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  56. My favorite used to be a 9 patch...but lately I keep running to the Dresden when I need to make a quilt.
    sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

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  57. The log cabin block is my favorite - so many wonderful variations. Thanks for both block & thanks for the chance to win. I love your fabrics.

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  58. Gotta be the log cabin. The first quilt I made was a log cabin. I loved it them because it was easy. Now I love it because it is versatile. And easy!

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  59. My favourite would have to be churndash or flying geese, thanks for the chance to win ~ Love your fabric......

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  60. Nine patch. I can't get enough patterns to do different layouts. The smaller the better

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  61. My favorite block is a basket block. Thanks for the give away!

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  62. I used to like the log cabin best, but I've find I make alot of star blocks, usually 8 points. So I'm thinking that's becoming a favorite.

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  63. I mostly like traditional blocks like log cabin or cathedral window but my favorite right now is the granny square block. Would love to win some Pheasant Hill. Thanks.

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  64. GM, My most favorite block is Farmers Daughter. I just love that block. Thank You for this awsome Frendship Blog....I love this. Diane

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  65. I love pinwheels! So many variations! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. My favorite block is the Shoo-Fly block. Thanks for your block and giveaway!

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  67. My favorite block is the sawtooth star. I just love quilts with little ones or big ones!

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  68. I don't know if I've tried enough to have a favorite, but I like Jacob's Ladder and Pinwheels a lot.

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  69. I love the Dresden Plates, Breathtaking. Good Luck to everyone!!!!

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  70. I love the Dresden Plate block - thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. My fave is the Jacobs Ladder block, if its actually referred to as that, I don't know. Thanks for the block and the chance at winning.

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  72. My favorite block is the Ohio star--love making them!

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  73. Found the flying geese and the sawtooth tutorials were the most helpful and saved alot of time.
    Thanks, Gail

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  74. Thank you for your bow tie block. I love hexagons.....I just love to see those old hand pieced hexagon quilts. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks fo rthe chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. Weather vane...and it can also be turned into some kind of flower, but can't remember what you call it then. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. I love to make the Wonky Log Cabin block...3 side by side with a border make a beautiful table runner and a reasonably quick gift!! Thanks for your giveaways!!

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  77. I love blocks with stars, especially 8 points. My very first quilt featured lots of them and I've been a fan ever since.

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  78. My favorite block is courthouse steps. I love that you can turn the block for various looks.

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  79. Oh boy, so many beautiful blocks to choose from, I LOVE all traditional blocks. If I could only choose 1, I would have to say log cabin, which also happens to be my dream home. ;-> Toni Anne

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  80. I've always loved Log Cabin Blocks, maybe it's because it was the block I used for my first BIG, oversized King Quilt. The red in the middle - always a sign of the warm fireplace in the home.

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  81. My favorite block is the churn dash block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. My favorite block keeps changing but Log Cabin is at the moment. I love you Pheasant Hill fabric!

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  83. I've been quilting for 9 years and from day one I've liked the churn dash block. I don't have a reason, just have always like it. I did make a baby quilt using the bow tie block a few years back. Thanks for the fun hop and for the chance to win.

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  84. My favorite block is flying geese and I don't know if it is considered a block, but I love prairie points.

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  85. My favorite block is the log cabin or the thimble block. I am loving this quilt along. What a fun hop. Thanks for being a part of it.

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  86. I would have to say my favorite block is the sawtooth and also snail trail. Thanks for chance to win.

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  87. My all time favorite is the log cabin block.

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  88. Love this Bow Tie block, and love our fabric. Favorite block? Love them all but really love Churn Dash and Feathered Stars.

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  89. Being as I am a fairly new quilter, I am having a blast trying all sorts of blocks! Thanks for sharing yours! Can't wait to try it!

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  90. I love Churn Dash and Ohio Star. I never tire of looking at quilts made using these blocks.

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  91. I love Flying Geese and also all kinds of stars.
    Also a big fan of all your fabric. Would love to win some.

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  92. My favorite traditional block is the Drunkard's path. I love the curves and how different the quilt looks depending on which way you turn the blocks.

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  93. I really love the bear paw block. I guess that would be my favorite.

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  94. It's so hard to pick just one, but Sawtooth Star and Jacob's Ladder have been long-time favorites. Rose W.

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  95. Jacobs ladder is my favorite because it seems to connect across the quilt. Love Pheasant Hill fabric line a lot. Thank you for this wonderful chance to win. Judy C in NC

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  96. I love anything that resembles a star!!

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  97. I really like the old-fashioned 4 patch block. It is still a favorite and is easy to make. Can be scrappy or not. That's my decision and I am sticking to it. Thank you for giving me a chance to become a very lucky winner of your giveaway.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  98. good friday morning, my 3 fav tradional blocks are...bear paws...turn dash and anything stars...years ago i did a bom from you cant remember the name but had great stories about women on the praire....thank you for this chance to win your beautiful fabric...
    dee

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  99. Love your Bow Tie block but I must say that my favorite block of all time has to be the Ohio Star ~ since it's the very first block I ever made. However, my most recent favorite is becoming a simple 9 patch...go figure...it's so versatile when added to other block combos.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  100. I have learned to love any kind of star blocks as I am pretty new to quilting and have done a couple of stitch alongs with stars. I think my favorite block is still the Dresden plate, it was my grandmothers favorite and she make several. I have my first cut out and partially pieced together.

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  101. I love star blocks. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  102. One of my favorite blocks right now is the x and + block using scraps. I think some of these scrappy versions are wonderful. Thanks for sharing this block with us.

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  103. My favorite block is the log cabin. I love how simple it is and all the different settings you can use. It's also great for scrap quilts which are my preference. I like lots of colour ;)

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  104. First of all I must say that KT fabs are my favoite!!! Seriously! Now the first block that popped into my head when asked about traditional was the Log Cabin block. Can't explain why, I've just always loved it.

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  105. I love star blocks, but I think my favorite block is Churn Dash. A scrappy Churn Dash is on my Must-Make list :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. This bow tie block is great and most traditional quilts are wonderful; however, log cabins just sing to me as my all-time favorite. pwiggs@embarqmail.com

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  107. My favorite block is Log Cabin but that is a difficult decision because I like so many traditional patterns. I love scrappy blocks.

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  108. I love a grandmother's fan block. In fact, I've got my baby quilt on my lap right now that my mother made over 30 years ago, and there's a grandmother's fan on it. Connection...? :) Thanks for making such beautiful fabrics and quilts to share with us!

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  109. It is so hard to choose a favorite....I love so many traditional blocks. I love star blocks....especially the lemoyne star and the ohio star.
    Thanks for sharing your friendship square ;-)

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  110. One of my all time favorite blocks is the "T" block - love the secondary design it makes n a quilt. What a lovely giveaway - thank you for the chance!

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  111. I love star blocks, but I think I'll pick a 9 patch, because you can feature a fabric, or place other elements in the patches - and get star blocks! Love your fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. I think any kind of star block is my favorite traditional block. I have always loved all your fabric collections.
    Cindy H.

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  113. I love Log Cabin Blocks. They can be put together in so many different ways. Thank you so very much for the chance to win. I love your patterns. Hugs

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  114. I really love stars -- Mariner's stars/compass, LeMoyne stars, but especially just the regular old Sawtooth star.

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  115. The next quilt on my bucket list is Storm at Sea! I love the Pleasant Hill line!!! You never disappoint!

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  116. I love hexagons. Your fabrics are beautiful.
    Rose

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  117. I love making scrappy stars. Although I started the scrappy trip around the world block and I can't seem to stop. I think I have over fourth blocks done.

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  118. My favorite traditional block is the sawtooth star. I have been making them in various sizes for various quilts these days.

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  119. I love any block with stars. Can't get enough stars.
    Shawn

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  120. My favorite block has always been the Ohio star block. I am always thrilled to find a new pattern that uses them, or a variation.

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  121. My favorite go to block is a pinwheel...I can cut and trim to ensure an accurate block! Lisa in Texas

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  122. I love the Friendship Star block. How can anyone choose a favorite of your fabric collections? They're all terrific.

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  123. I do love traditional block-- still in love with Log Cabin. I am hoping to get up the energy to make a whole quilt with Monkey Wrench

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  124. I like making tiny nine patches and setting them on point with various alternate blocks. I've been wanting to make a bow tie quilt setting them in "circles"--thanks for the tutorial--it looks like fun!

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  125. I love the Bowtie Block and another all time favorite is the Churn Dash---I'm so glad you chose the bowtie for your block today. :)

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  126. I love traditional blocks they are my favorite I guess log cabin, dresden plate and anything with stars. Thanks for the chance to win the give away.

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  127. Nearly all my quilts are samplers because I love so many of the traditional blocks but if I had to pick one it would probably be Crazy Anne. I love all your fabric lines and have used many in my very traditional quilts. Thanks for all your designs

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  128. I love the Ohio Star.......I am from Ohio. That being said, let's face it, I love almost any quilt block...they make my heart sing. I also love your fabrics and my friend who has knee replacement surgery next week does too. Wouldn't it be fabulous if I could win this for her so she could work on it during her recovery? It would be hard to give up, but she is a treasured friend. soardkg@fuse.net Kristy

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  129. A bow tie quilt was my first quilt made. I do love a log cabin block too. thanks for the giveaway.

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  130. I'm new to Quilting so my favorite is usually the one I last saw. Today it's The Twinkle Stars block. Thanks very much.

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  131. I love the look of a dresden plate but have not done one yet. Thanks for the pattern and designing your wonderful fabric.

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  132. I'm not sure I've got a favourite, but I love the circle of geese blocks and would like to make one of them

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  133. I have been hooked on log cabin lately, there's so many different things you can do with them. As a matter of fact this fabric would look wonderful in a log cabin quilt. PS Love your house, it was worth the wait. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  134. I love hexagons. Your fabrics are beautiful.
    Rose

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  135. I am currently working on a modern colorblock quilt for my niece who will soon graduate from college. I am using a wonky, bright Log Cabin block. I am also drawn to lots of star blocks.
    Linda

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  136. I've always liked Young Man's Fancy. I made a pillow and a quilt using this one. I think I like it because my quilting aunt had one on her bed that I always admired.

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  137. I love all traditional blocks but because of Grandma's quilts the simple nine-patch is my favorite. I have used it in many combinations.

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  138. my all time favorite block is churn dash it looks great in any of your fabrics judy r
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  139. I really love the very old traditional log cabin pattern. There are so many lovely ways to set these blocks into gorgeous quilts.

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  140. I recently made an Indian Hatchet quilt that I really like. I am also looking forward to making a Log Cabin quilt with some reproduction fabric. I really love the traditional blocks. Trina

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  141. I love stars, especially the Ohio Star & Le Moyne Star! They can be used in so many different ways from big to small to make incredible projects! I love how your fabric lines not only give a warm and cozy feel but have a timeless look in their design :)

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  142. Nothing beats the 4 Patch for the all purpose block! Thanks for your beautiful patterns. Simple patterns still shine brightest!

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  143. I love any block that has a basket in it. And I love any block I can make using your bias edge techniques!

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  144. Personal fave is the Dresden Plate. I find it fun to make and love the finished look. I am currently using Harvest Moon to make an embroidery quilt called A Place in the Sun
    by Jenny Haskins. I love, love, love Kansas Troubles fabrics!!!!

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  145. I love the ribbon star block. Of course, the Log Cabin is an oldie but goodie! Anything looks great in Kansas Troubles fabrics. :o)

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  146. I LOVE Drunkard's Path, such a versatile block! Thanks for your block today and the nice give a way! Ani in NC

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  147. Right now I am crazy for the Pineapple block. I made an inspiration block yesterday and have to make more!

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  148. Just finished doing a pineapple quilt and really enjoyed how it all came together, a fun one for sure. Many thanks for the block and giveaway.

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  149. I think that my favorite block right now is log cabin. I have just finished two minis of log cabin, one of which used KT fabric!!

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  150. My favorite, especially for scraps, is a nine patch block. It's quick, easy and be made with any style, type or color of fabric!

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  151. Very hard to choose a favorite since I love most all traditional blocks. Major love is for the stars blocks, Ohio, Sawtooth, etc. Also just love the churn dash block since you can use it so many ways. The bow tie is also a favorite and thanks for giving us your block. Love all Kansas Troubles fabric and would be so wonderful to win some of it.

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  152. My all-time forever favorite is the sawtooth star. Classic!

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  153. So many favorites, but my all time favorite is the 9 patch. I have done so much with this simple block. Thanks for the chance.

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  154. It's hard to choose just one, but at the top of the list would be log cabin followed by four patch and split rail.

    Thanks for all the lovely things you give away!

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  155. I think I will always love 9 patches!

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  156. My favorite block is the log cabin, don't know if it is traditional or not. but I love the look of it and all the things I see people do with it. Being a newbie I am working on my first one and so far so good....

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  157. Seems like I'm always putting together some form of a star!

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  158. I love the Bow Tie block! It has always been my favorite, the school I was in made all the girls wear one with our uniforms everyday!!

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  159. Drunkard's Path is my favorite. Once I learned to do it, it was SO much fun.

    Thank you! :)

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  160. My favorite block is the churn dash. I would love to be the winner of your gorgeous fabric! Lana

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  161. My favorite is a feathered star. You just can't get any better than that for me. The fabric is just beautifuland thnak you for a chance to win!

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  162. I'm a log cabin girl! But I do like this way of doing a bowtie block. I could just see it as a baby quilt.

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  163. My favorite block is Jacobs Ladder. Anything on the diagonal is a favorite. Love your fabric :)

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  164. Anything with a star, although I don't like hsq. I also love a Churn Dash block. I believe it was one of the first I attempted.

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  165. My favorite block to piece is the nine patch. It is so versatile and works wonderful with scraps, precuts or yardage. The disappearing nine patch is my favorite.

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  166. My favourite block is the Log Cabin....very versatile and one of the first blocks that I made. Great site, you are very creative.

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  167. I like log cabin and pineapples - so much fun to do planned or scrappy! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  168. Myfavorite block is the bear paw. I actually won alot of these blocks on the KT Addict Yahoo group a couple of years ago. We are having a snowstorm today so maybe I will pull these out and put them together.

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  169. I just love Flying Geese. You can make them look so different with various fabrics and placements! I love your ideas for constructing the bowtie!

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  170. I'm working on a quilt with the nine patch block, so right now that's my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win

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  171. I've never made a bowtie block so I'm really looking forward to your block.

    My favorite block is churn dash. I just love that you can change it so many ways for different looks and it's equally beautiful on point.

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  172. Love them all but I like not so traditional....right now!
    Thanks for sharing your inspirations and the block!!
    Ellen

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  173. MY favorite is...UMMM.. TOO many! Storm at sea blocks...

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  174. I can't wait to try your version of the bowtie! I love the pinwheel block.

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  175. The nine patch. Love your bow-tie block

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  176. I really like to make quilts with nine patches. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Mary

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  177. My favorite block is the log cabin. I love them in a traditional looking quilt but am also finding that a wonky modern look is growing on me. I am going to have to try your bow tie method, looks much easier than the traditional method.

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  178. ooohh favorite traditional or not so traditional......I absolutely LOVE stars of any type at all absolute all time favorite and beyond that or those I would say log cabins and trust me I could go on :)!!!!

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  179. I don't really have a favorite block. I enjoy doing different blocks depending on my mood.

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  180. Always loved log cabin as it was my first quilt but stars are a favorite too. Thanks for the chance to win
    Charlene

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  181. Hard to get that down to just one fav! I love stars though, and the OHIO star seems to be in several of my quilts of late. But I also love the oceans quilt block! It's a UFO that I started close to 20 yrs ago. I really have to get finished w that!!!!!

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  182. So difficult to pick just one - Oh, I will go with nine patch and the smaller the better.

    Charlotte S.

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  183. Flying geese is my all time fav!! I have been just making flying geese out of everything for a scrap geese quilt!

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  184. One of my favorite blocks is the Ohio Star!

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  185. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netFebruary 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    I don't know that I have a favorite although I am collecting star patterns and hope to do a quilt with them. I also have been wanting to do a DNP quilt.

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  186. I too like using 9 patch blocks. The disappearing 9 patch is one of my favorites - so simple, yet looks quite complicated.

    rmk815(at)gmail(dot)com

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  187. Without question it's the simple 9 patch that makes me smile

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  188. Oh my, which one to choose - I love broken dishes! Thank you for a chance to win your amazing fabric!!

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  189. I'm a beginner, so I don't have a favorite block just yet, but I sure do think this hobby is addicting!

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  190. I know this is going to sound cheesy, but my favorite traditional quilt block is Kansas Troubles. I made a civil war sampler for my brother-in-law for Christmas and that was one of the blocks I chose. It took me several hours to do it, but I LOVED it. I am fairly new to quilting so I am still learning all this stuff! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

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  191. lol, well my favorite to look at, a new york beauty....but my favorites to DO are any of the star blocks....;) thanks for joining in this friendship block hop and sharing your bow tie block!!! and a special thanks for the great fabrics you've created over the years!! cyndi

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  192. Jacob's Ladder, for its' versatility and simplicity!

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  193. For mindless sewing it's the 9-patch. It's my 'go-to' block when I have lots on my mind.

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