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Monday, October 8, 2012

"Leafs Me Happy" - My Day! (and Giveaway)


Today is my day on the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop. My first square is 12 1/2" and is made up of small scraps. I call it "Don't Leaf Me Alone!". I'll post a tutorial on Thursday, October 11, showing how to make it. It's easy!
Another scrappy block was a result of piecing scraps and putting it behind a cutout for reverse applique.
 This one is called "Re-Leaf at Last!" ( I know, the names are corny, but so many of the good ones have already been taken!) I took a leaf off a tree in the backyard and just used it as a pattern. This block is 10 1/2" square.

 The basket block is 12 1/2" and was made using fabrics from my stash in what I consider fall colors - golds, browns, oranges, reds. The triangles remind me of fall leaves set in among fall mums and zinnias.

 This 10 1/2" square was made using the very small "Twister" templates. The fabrics had fall leaves, although after cutting you can't really see the leaves in the design. Of course, when you look at a fall landscape, you don't see individual leaves in the distance - just the colors. To me, the colors of fall are just "Unbe-LEAF-able"!
 Now for the giveaway! Just leave a comment for one chance to win. For a second chance, follow  on my sidebar. I sure would like to get my number closer to 600 than it is now! (If you already follow, just let me know.)That's two comments for two chances! The winner will be chosen by the random number generator and will be announced next Monday. What do you win? Oh.........how about this:
 It's a Chickadee panel (23 1/2" x 43 1/2") by Julie Paschkis for In the Beginning Fabrics (2012). It pictures a tree with squirrels, birds of many types, a butterfly, and of course, ...... Leaves! I'm wishing I had bought 2 of these so I could have one for myself! (I may have to go back to the store.)

                     Here are our other blogs for today! And our thanks go to Madame Samm and our cheerleader Cherry! You can find a full listing of the schedule on Cherry's blog. Be sure you check out each of these blogs today. You won't be sorry!

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184 comments:

  1. Not corny at all, I'd say creative.

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  2. Oooh I love all of your blocks - I think Leaf Me Alone is my favourite - love all of the colours you have incorporated. Fabulous giveaway too - thanks for sharing.

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  3. Gorgeous blocks - can't wait for the tutorial!!! Perfect colours :) Super giveaway too - I've never seen anything like that before - yunm!!

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  4. I didn't know there were so many ways to make fun of leaves. I think Re-leaf is pretty good. Love your blocks. The Thangles one is quite impressive. Wonderful give away.

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  5. Fantastic blocks, I like all of them but I think Don't Leaf Me Alone is my favourite :)

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  6. Great blocks! I like the scrappy leaves best!

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  7. love those leaves,you are so clever Linda,well done.xx

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  8. i am a very happy follower,thankyou.xx

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  9. Great blocks! My favourite is the last one and the "Re-Leaf at Last"

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  10. Great names and amazing blocks. I love the Re-leaf at last block. What a great idea to use a real leaf for a template. I'll steal that, thank you! And I will definitely be back for that tutorial.

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  11. I just became a follower...... Thank you for the chance to win that amazing panel!

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  12. Linda-thanks for sharing your great blocks. I really like the basket one the best, the others are also very creative. That's a beautiful panel- would love to win it. .

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  13. Your blocks are unbeleafable! Such nice work.

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  14. What a beautiful panel - thanks for the chance to win

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  15. Linda, you are so creative. I just love those scrappy blocks!!

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  16. I love your blocks. Such pretty leaves and the little twister is great! I sew want to make one of those.

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  17. Thanks for sharing - those first 2 blocks are my favorite.

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  18. Your leaf blocks are very pretty. Good way to use scraps. I love the panel. I have some cat fabric by the same designer and think it might be able to mix with the panel to make a very interesting quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. I am also a follower already.

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  20. Love your blocks, very nice. Thank you for sharing and offering such a nice giveaway!

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  21. Nice projects! I like the first one the best on the gray background. And thanks for the giveaway...that's a stunning panel. Happy Fall!

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  22. I love your pieces Linda....great choices.

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  23. My head is spinning with all the ideas I get from this hop! All your blocks are wonderful, and I ESPECIALLY love your pieced leaves!

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  24. I do not know which is my favorite! They all are fantastic! Thanks so much for hopping today!

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  25. Great blocks.Good job, great color choices for Fall Thanks for sharing with us.

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  26. Your leaves are gorgeous! I love the technique.

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  27. I am a new follower of your blog.

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  28. Great pattern for your leaf - how interesting. The mini - oh, my - just delightful. All your projects are just beautiful and thank you for sharing with us today.

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  29. Nice work! They are lovely and leaf me happy!

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  30. Beautiful blocks. You sure did alot of work. Thanks for the give away. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  31. I am now a follower. Hope you make it to six hundred. I am just a new blogger and have a long ways to go. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  32. I LOVE the patchwork leaves!!! so darling. Happy Fall -Little Mama Hen. I'm a follower too.

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  33. Great blocks. Sure love the fall colours. They are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  34. Your first leaf is my favorite but all your blocks are "unbeleafable" good :) thanks for sharing

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  35. The little thangle quilt is beautiful! I'm going to have to try one of those! Love your blocks!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  36. I'm a follower!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  37. Hi!! All of your blocks are wonderful!!! I love the first one, the colors just really stand out!!!!

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  38. Love the give a way panel!!! Very pretty!!!! I am a follower!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  39. O.M.Goodness, those leaves are SO BEAUTIFUL! Fantastic!

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  40. I'm a new follower, via GFC - found you on the blog hop!

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  41. Your blocks are all lovely. I too made a reverse applique block very similar to yours with the scrappy look, but I didn't like how mine came out and so I didn't post mine on my day last week. Funny how so many of us think alike.

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  42. Your blocks are wonderful and great way to use scraps, always a good thing. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I am already a follower and quite enjoying it.

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  44. I love the scrappy leaves--so like the real leaves of fall. Beautiful.

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  45. I am a new follower of your blog and look forward to seeing your posts.

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  46. Great blocks! There are some huge leaves on the ground now - great idea to use them as a pattern!

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  47. I am a follower! And I love that panel!

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  48. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 08, 2012. Thanks again.

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  49. I absolutely love your pieced leaves...Gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Beautiful blocks. Love the Re-leaf reverse applique! and your mini thangles-wow. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Wow! Your blocks are wonderful. Love the first one so much. Can't wait for the tutorial. Thanks!

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  52. I am a very happy follower already.

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  53. What fun and festive fall blocks!

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  54. Love the leaf blocks especially the first one!!

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  55. I love your blocks, and can hardly wait for your tute on your first block.

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  56. I already am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. Love all your blocks...Im looking forward to the tutorial.....

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  58. Your tiny Thangles block is amazing--wow! It's beautiful and must have required lots of patience. All your blocks are perfectly lovely and very Fallish...nice!

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  59. I love your top block, it reminds me of part of a wedding ring quilt. That panel you are giving away is fabulous, there is so much to look at. I didn't even see the squirrels at first.

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  60. A quilt by any other name would not be more!

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  61. Love your blocks. I really enjoy all the fall colors here in northern Michigan.

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  62. Thanks for the panel contest. I love your leaf blocks especially the one you cut from the red oak. Living in northeast TX, I love those trees. I don't have any in my yard but my family homeplace still has lots in the woods there.

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  63. I always enjoy your blog posts!

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  64. I will be back for that tut! Your leaves are sweet.

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  65. I am now part of your 600 quest!

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  66. I really like the fall leaf collection they would make wonderful pillow covers and just toss them on a bed or sofa. In fact, I'm luvin' all your creations! Beautiful :)
    Thank you for sharing with us.

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  67. Of course I'm one of your followers! Thank you for the chance of seeing that gorgeous panel up close and personal ;)

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  68. The colors of the fall season are the most beautiful!

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  69. Yes, I am a follower and enjoy your blog

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  70. Linda as usual you've made some beautiful things...I especially like your Twister quilt. I have one started but not finished. :( blessings, marlene

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  71. And yes, I'm a follower! blessings, marlene

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  72. Beautiful blocks! Each is unique and lovely. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  73. love your blocks especially those pieced ones. thanks for sharing.

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  74. I love your blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. your blocks are truely leafy. I love the one that you used your oak leaf as a pattern.

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  76. What pretty blocks! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. I loved all of your blocks but the thangles is my favorite ,thanks so much for sharing your talents .I am a follower.

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  78. Before I forget - I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. What beautiful blocks! ALL of them!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the gorgeous panel! Yes - you should go buy another panel!! lol

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  80. Your blocks are so neat...I love how you made your leafs. And the names, Great!!

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  81. I love your scrappy leaves and your basket block, but I am addicted to Twister projects and yours is gorgeous. I can't believe how tiny it is.

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  82. I have followed you by email for a while, but now I am an official "side bar" follower.

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  83. We can always depend on you to provide us with AHHHHH infotainment...lovely my dear..

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  84. Ohhhh very colorful & bright. Jsut like the red oak & sugar maple leaves out in the yard. I think my favorite one is the Red Oak leaf. I'm a follower already but wish you luck reaching 600. Thank you for sharing with us and for the GREAT give-away!!! That panel is just calling my name. LOL.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  85. Beautiful blocks! Thanks for sharing! pbstrand@msn.com

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  86. Fun block patterns. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

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  87. I love your"don't leaf me alone block" look forward to the tutorial.Thank you for all you offer on your site and the give away.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  88. I am also ahappy follower.Thanks Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  89. Your twister block is gorgeous I do not have the nerve to try one yet.Thanks.Gil
    onehitters20@yahoo.com

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  90. Lots of goodies to look at today! Very unique blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. I love all your blocks. I especially like the pieced leaves. Thanks for sharing. I feel like working on some autumn blocks too.

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  92. I love all of your submissions, especially the scrappy maple leaf!

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  93. Rosemary B here:
    I have already been a follower of your blog for a while :-) ~~<3

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  94. Rosemary B here:
    your creation is amazingly beautiful. I love the leaves really pretty.
    I also love the basket. I want to make a twister quilt one day. I think it is beautiful and I love your color choices
    thank you for sharing your project

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  95. Your blocks are wonderful. Very fall-ish. And this panel is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and the give a way

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  96. I love the look of the scrappy leaves and what a great way to show of the shape and colors with the reverse appilque.
    thanks sew much for sharing
    in stitches

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  97. What fantastic projects and love your leaves!

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  98. I especially like your lil twister. Great colors.

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  99. I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  100. Oh wow, that first leaf block (in particular) is just fabulous!! I love the idea of a wedding ring format for the leaf. Can't wait for the tutorial. The other blocks that you've made are just perfect for this too.

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  101. Oh, and I'm a follower too. :)

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  102. You have some great leaf ideas!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  103. I love scrappy, so your blocks really appeal to me. And that panel is really neat!

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  104. Love your leaf block! I'm sure to come back for the tutorial! All your projects are fabulous. Thanks for sharing

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  105. Thank you for participating in this blog hop and thank you for the giveaway.

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  106. I am a HAPPY new follower of yours.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. I am a new follower of yours!!

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  108. Love the twister table topper. I have been wanting to try that. You have given me courage to try. Thanks!

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  109. You have made some awesome projects, Love them all. Thanks for sharing and for a great give away.
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  110. What fun blocks...love the little twister!! TFS

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  111. I'm already a happy follower...best wishes on reaching 600! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  112. Love your blocks. Thanks for having a giveaway.

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  113. Great blocks.The twister is my favorite.Hope you get to 600!!

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  114. Loved all your blocks, and I do like the names you gave them, they made me laugh.

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  115. really loved your blocks. I like the twister! Thanks for being part of the hop

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  116. I am a new follower. Thanks

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  117. Wonderful! I love those scrappy blocks. The twister block is amazing! It's hard to really get a handle on the side of those tiny, tiny twisters!! "Unbe-LEAF-able", for sure!!

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  118. You're artistic and have a really funny sense of humor. Love your pieces! Thank you for sharing them.

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  119. I just became a follower. I loved all of your blocks. The twister was my favorite. I will have to get my twister ruler and do another block.

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  120. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    I love the scrappy blocks and quilts. I think it is because I grew up with scrappy quilts. Your blocks are wonderful.

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  121. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 8, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    I am a new follower.

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  122. Your blocks are fabulous, very unique. Your mix of colors and patterns is wonderful.

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  123. Great job on all your projects. That twister square looks fabulous!!

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  124. Fabulous! I love those pieced leaf blocks, Linda. They are spectacular.

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  125. Love your blocks-- I think the oak leaf is my favorite!! Thank you so much for the chance to win that beautiful panel!!! It's gorgeous!! :-)

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  126. I am a follower! Thanks again! :-)

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  127. Great leaves!!!! Reminds me that I am truly ready for Autumn!!

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  128. Linda ... your scrappy leaves "leaf" me wanting more. Looking forward to your tutorial later in the week ... :) Pat

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  129. I am already a "beLEAFer" ... I been following you ... ;) Pat

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  130. ooooooohhhhh! Different and declicious......how fun!

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  131. Love these leaves, looking forward to the tutorial.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  132. I'm already a follower.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  133. Wow!!! Your blocks are amazing!!!! I love them!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

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  134. Beautiful project! Judith, Texas

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  135. Your projects are gorgeous! I love the leaf block, looking forward to seeing the tutorial! Thanks for participating in the blog tour and inspiring us today! I'm following!

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  136. Your blocks are all so creative! And that little twister - for a 10.5" block those are some little twisters! Thanks for sharing and for hopping with us! :o)

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  137. Love your leaf blocks! Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. I'm a new follower. You are creeping up toward 600!

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  139. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and sharing your creativity. Your blocks inspire me. I have a difficult time chosing my favorite. The colors are stunning. You are very generous in hosting the giveaway, particularly when you are very fond of the fabric. Some very fortunate person is going to be very, very happy thanks to you!

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  140. Love your leaf blocks, you have a lot of talent.

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  141. SORRY i AM ALREADY A MEMBER OF YOUR BLOG, I HAVE TO GO CHECK ON YOUR NUMBER YOU MIGHT OF ALREADY MADE 600.

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  142. I love your Don't Leaf Me Alone! I'm looking forward to your tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  143. Love all your blocks!!! Just perfect! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  144. Love the panel and your blocks. thanks. Vivian

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  145. I really like the scrappy leaf, good job. I'm amazed at the twister quilts I've seen, I will have to give that a try.

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  146. I'm lucky follower number 541, you are climbing up to 600. Congrats. Thanks.

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  147. Thank you for sharing these lovely blocks with us!

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  148. I really like the 10 1/2" square that was made using the very small "Twister" templates.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  149. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  150. WOW! What a beautiful panel! Yes, you definitely need to go get one for yourself. You'll regret it forever and a day if you don't. Thanks for being willing to part with this one.

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  151. I know what you mean about that Chickopee I don't know that I could part with it. I have had to shop 3 times for FQ's because each time I had them here, I wanted to keep them. Must not buy what I love, causes me to many shopping sprees that hubby does not understand. thanks for sharing your lovelies and the wonderful giveaway. All I have left to say is "Pick Me Please" :)

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  152. All your blocks are beautiful! I expecially love the colours and design of the first two.

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  153. I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance to win the lovely panel.

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  154. Very beautiful blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  155. Hiya! Love your blocks, the tiny twisters are so cute. I'll be checking back for the tutorial. Thank you for sharing and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  156. Hiya! I am a follower of the blog and by email. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  157. I follow in Google Feeds, does that count? Love your blog. Thanks heaps for the give away

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