Monday, November 14, 2016

100 Blocks Blog Tour Volume 14


First let me say Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I am so thrilled to be included in this issue. You should have heard me scream in delight when I saw that my design made the cover! So exciting!!! I'm a covergirl!  Also, a big Thank you to Quiltmaker for hosting such a wonderful Blog Tour. I'm loving the 100 Blocks Blog Tour. I am so thrilled and honored to be included!

  Let me show you my sweet block, Snow Juggler... I love Christmas and the whole holiday season so I drew up this whimsical snowman. He such a happy fellow, juggling snowballs. Of coarse I had to find a way to use my favorite embellishments, buttons and yo-yo's...
(Snow Juggler can be found on page 13.) The templates for the applique designs can be found in the pattern sheets inserted in the center of the magazine. 

Snow Juggler


Let's make a fun table topper quilt with my Snow Juggler block! Following the directions in the magazine, make a Snow Juggler block. When I sew around my applique snowman, I use dark brown thread and a buttonhole stitch found on my sewing machine. I use a 'small' stitch setting on my machine. ( width- 2.5mm length- 1.2mm) I use white thread to stitch around the snowman's head and body. I then use dark brown thread to go around everything else.

The Snow Juggler block will be the center block of our table topper. I wanted my table topper to be scrappy so I decided to use a Cozy Christmas Jelly Roll from Riley Blake. I just love this fabric line! Makes me think of baking cookies with grandma! I open up the jelly roll and layed all of the fabrics out next to my machine. Grouping together similar colors... I used two light colored strips to frame my snowman block. Your center block should now measure 16 1/2" x 16 1/2".

I then made eight log cabin blocks using the 2 1/2" strips. It's a challenge for me to make something 'scrappy' I tend to over think things. Don't over think it... your blocks will turn out great! Use the photo above as a quide for your log cabin block layout. In order to get a 16 1/2" square, my center square is offset. I think it adds a bit of charm and actually enhances the scrappy look of my 'table' quilt. Finished blocks should also measure 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" square. Again, try not to fuss too much about planning out a scrappy block. Make a total of 8 log cabin blocks. Now the fun part is the layout. Again, I tend to over think layout... so have fun and arrange your quilt blocks out with your Snow Juggler block in the center. Sew your quilt top together. If you want to add an additional border onto your quilt top, you sure could at this point. I did add a 2 1/2" border using the same fabric that I used for the background for my Snow Juggler block. Then layer your quilt top with batting and backing and quilt it. Instead of embroidering the snowdrift on the snowman block, I quilted it. Leftover strips and scraps from my jelly roll make a wonderful scrappy binding for my quilt. I love scrappy bindings. This table top quilt is also a great size for a lap sized quilt. I was able to get project done in a weekend and it would make a wonderful gift for someone special.

I love how my table topper quilt turned out... I'm
ready to serve some tea and Christmas goodies.
 
Snow Juggler is such a happy snowman design.


Want a chance to win a copy from Quiltmaker Just leave me a sweet comment for a chance to win. (Make sure to leave me an email so that you can be contacted if you win!) Winner will receive their magazine directly from Quiltmaker.

 I am also having a little giveaway! I will also be giving away a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 14 to one luck winner. In addition to that a I also be giving away a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop! If you stop by Quiltmaker's blog you will have a chance to win my 'Tis The Season BOM Quilt Pattern and all sorts of other goodies!


Remember to just leave a sweet comment for a chance to win. If you want extra chances to win, follow me too, and leave a comment that you do. Make sure to leave me your email address if you are a no reply blogger.  I will announce winners on Monday, November 21st.

For more patterns from Quilt Doodle Designs check out my website;


I also have a limited supply of signed Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol.14
 for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Thank you again for stopping by!
Happy Quilting!
Cindy


277 comments:

  1. Am I first? I love that little snowman. He looks so happy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. I already follow your blog. Thanks so much.

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  3. The snowman is so cute, I love your appliqué creations!

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  4. Cindy, I would love to win. I'm always using your designs

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  5. Your Snowman block is so cute. I looked around on your blog and etsy shop....wow you have some really sweet patterns. I will be coming back to visit you.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  6. I follow your blog
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  7. Nice table runner. I like that you didn't use 'traditional' holiday fabrics. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  8. Oooh, such a cute snowman!Love it!

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  9. I am a Follower of your blog via bloglovin'

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  10. I love your happy little snowman!

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  11. I love snowmen and your Snow Juggler is adorable!

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  12. Congratulations! Not only is it a cute block, it's an adorable, fresh, fun table topper! Two for two!

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  13. I love your little snowman, he is just adorable.

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  14. Cute block, and I love the table topper you made with it! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I lovr, love, love your happy funny snowman. Can't wait to get the mag so I can make a few.

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  16. Love your snowman! He is just so cute. My oldest granddaughter was born in the middle of a snowstorm - and loves anything snow and/or snowman. This would be a perfect gift for her. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  17. The snowman is fun, and I love it surrounded by blocks to make the table topper. You always have the cutest designs!

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  18. The snowman is so adorable :)

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  19. Congratulations! This is wonderful! I follow your blog.

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  20. I LOVE your happy snowman! He reminds me of my 12year old daughter if we get so much as a little snow flurry. 😉

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  21. I follow you via email subscription. Congrats on making the cover!

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  22. I follow you with email. Thanks for the extra chance to win!

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  23. Your snowman is darling! I have Grandchildren who would love him on a placemat.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  24. I follow you by email.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  25. I love snowman and this one is so happy.

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  26. Who doesn't love a cute l'il snowman block! Thanks for the topper tutorial, it will be added to my "To Do" list!

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  27. Love the wonky smile on the snowman!!!

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  28. I'll bring over some Christmas cookies and we can have tea on your adorable Snowman theme table topper. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  29. I love the little Snow Juggler. He is so cute. Snowmen and Snow women are so cute. I would love to win this issue of 100 Blocks. 47lilpolock@live.com

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  30. He's wonderful and so happy! I love him.

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  31. I've followed your blog ever since I saw your Wilson applique, so cute.

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  32. My email I sent s anna626297@yahoo.ca I am glad have a way for any one to comment. No every blogger has anonymous for people. I really Iike sonwman and have place mats with a snowman face, very cute
    Anna

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  33. Congratulations Cindy! Your block is so adorable and I love the table runner. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  34. Nice I bet cover girl..lol... love snowmen.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  35. I love your sweet snowman, it has to feel like such an honor to be included in this publication.

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  36. This is by far my most favorite block so far! LOVE snowmen!! I wonder if I could finish by Christmas!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  37. This is by far my most favorite block so far! LOVE snowmen!! I wonder if I could finish by Christmas!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  38. Cute block, a snowman having fun. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  39. Congratulations.Your block is so cute and the snowman looks so happy..

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  40. Congratulations!!!! Cover Girl!!!!! What a sweet reward for you! Thanks for including a table top pattern to go with the sweet little guy! Love me some snowmen! They just melt your heart!

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  41. Such a happy snowman...as long as he does not aim those snowballs at me!!!

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  42. I follow you on email
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  43. congrats. this is such a sweet and fun block. thanks for also sharing the table topper.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  44. This is my first time on your blog, and I think it is very sweet :) I always admire artists' ability to draw whatever they want for a quilt! I wish I could do that. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  45. That is the cutest snowman ever!

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  46. Your Snowman Juggler lit up my face- so happy. I love your table topper too. Holiday fabrics always say buy me so I usually have a good amount of scraps. rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I do follow you already and would love to win. Thank you for the give a way. rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I love your little snowman and table topper!

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  49. I follow your blog with Bloglovin.

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  50. Love the snowman! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

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  51. I follow you through email. Thank you!

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  52. Such a cute happy snowman block. Thank you

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  53. I love your block. It is so sweet. It looks wonderful in your table topper!!

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  54. I love snowman blocks and this one is really cute and different.

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  55. I love your block - and will definitely make it!

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  56. I follow you and adore your designs. Snowmen are so jolly, thanks for sharing your tabletopper. I think I have time to make it before Xmas.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I always enjoy popping in to see what you're up to. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  58. Such a fun block..as usual :-) I love the setting you gave him in your quilt too. This quilt would be a perfect gift for my snowman loving friend!

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  59. I follow you through Blogger.

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  60. Your little snowman is adorable!

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  61. Your block is so cute. My husband loves everything "snowman", so I'll have to incorporate your block into something for him.

    Pat
    yfg3749@yahoo.com

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  62. What an adorable block! I adore snowmen and even have a set of snowmen dishes for Christmas and wintertime. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  63. I love your snowman table topper. Such for for the holidays and after.

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  64. What a cute block. Thank you for a chance to win some goodies.

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  65. Congratulations on being chosen for the cover of the magazine! How fun! Your snowman is adorable. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  66. I am signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing with us! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  67. Such a sweet table topper. Love the colors you used.

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  68. I am a follower via bloglovin. You always have such cute patterns.

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  69. That is such a fun block. Congratulations.

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  70. Have always loved your designs, they are so whimsical and fresh.

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  71. The Snowman looks so alive - love the log cabins (one of my all time favorites). Fun idea for a table - may just have to do that for the snack table at work.

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  72. What a perfect design to make for winter! Thank you for sharing it.

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  73. I follow your blog by email.

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  74. Your blocks always have such a sweet, happy spirit! I'm really looking forward to this issue.

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  75. I follow you via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net. I appreciate how generous you are in sharing your patterns.

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  76. What a sweet block, full of whimsy!

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  77. Congratulations on making the cover of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! Your snowman is so jolly and he is perfect for the holiday season.

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  78. I follow by email. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. Love the snowman block. Congratulations for making it on the cover.

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  80. This Snow Juggler is a real sweetie! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  81. Now following on Google. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  82. Hi Cindy, I love this little guy and the snowballs he juggles. Thanks for the opportunity to win. congratulations on having your block included.

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  83. Your block is so happy and looks like fun to make. He definitely is the star of the show in your sweet table topper. Thanks. mceddins@austin.rr.com

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  84. Hi Cindy, once again a darling block. I love your patterns and have many of them!

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  85. I love your snowman table topper!!

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  86. Such a sweet block! Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Like you I find it hard to do scrappy. Thanks for setting a good example for me!

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  88. Way to go--on the cover even--love that--and love that cute snowman--
    and I love the 100 block magazines--in fact--I am doing 2 projects (using the blocks and making wall hangings from them) for friends from older issues I have--these will be Christmas gifts--
    love all your designs and am a daily faithful reader--
    dlcquilter3@gmail.com thanks-
    love and laughter, di

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  89. Love your happy snowman! I can't help but smile looking at him.

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  90. I follow your blog already. Your little snow is so cute. My hart melts

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  91. The snowman block is so cute! Loving the runner too!

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  92. Your block is a very clever design. A juggling snowman makes me giggle! Thank you, also, for the table topper design inspiration!

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  93. I love snowmen and this one make me happy and full of fun for the holidays. thanks for your blog

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  94. What a cute snowman. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Very cute block - love the yo-yo's.

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  96. Oh such a happy Snowman! Will love making this block over the winter!

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  97. Thanks for all the suggestions about how to make this cute block into a table topper.
    Congratulations on having your block in the magazine!

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  98. Loved your block with the tutorial for a table topper just in time for the winter season.
    prycek@mymts.net

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  99. I love your jolly Snow Juggler just as inlove all your creative bursts of fun! Thank you for sharing them with us!!

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  100. The snowman is a cutie... I can see him on a charity pillowcase for winter...maybe downsized to fit on the cuff, haven't decided on the details.
    Kaylace@bellsouth.net

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  101. You are most definitely the Queen of Snowmen.....so cute!

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  102. Love your patterns and I have been a follower for a long time! Thanks for all you give us for free..

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  103. Such a cute table topper. Congratulations on making the cover!

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  104. I'm loving all the inspiration on this blog tour. Keep up the great work.

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  105. Love your block and how you made the table topper, very, very cute!! Thanks.

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  106. Such a happy block! It would make a cute door decoration. Thanks for the topper tutorial, as well.

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  107. Certainly enjoyed your presentation and your quilt on your festive table, sets the mood for the holidays. And a very neat tea pot. Kathy in colo repzjratplainsdotnet

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  108. I LOVE snowmen. I think your block is fantastic! Definitely one of my favorites so far!

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  109. Your snowman is adorable!

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  110. Just signed up for your emails!

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  111. Anyone named Cindy is my favorite quilter!

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  112. Beautiful snowman! Congrats on being on the cover.

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  113. Such a cute block! thank you and congrats!

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  115. I'm such a fool about snowmen! Love your block!

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  116. I love how whimsical your snowman is! Thanks for the chance!

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  117. I've never seen a happier snowman! He is adorable.

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  118. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netTuesday, 15 November, 2016

    Love your fun-loving snowman

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  119. The juggling snowman is awesome! Of course he juggles - he's surrounded by snowballs, duh! Yet I've never seen the concept before anywhere! Good job! Kimberly of LaunderedCotton at gmail dot com

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  120. I've been following you for more than a year with Feedreader Online. Thanks for the giveaway! Kimberly of LaunderedCotton at gmail dot com

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  121. What a cute block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  122. I follow you via email. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  123. I love this fun little snowman.

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  124. What a cute snowman! I love the colorful log cabin blocks. I am just getting ready to put a quilt together and think that your blocks would make the quilt just right interspersed with the blocks that I have already made. The snowman would set everything off just right. Thanks so much for sharing your talents...it almost makes me want some snow rather than the rain that we are having. Your quilts are quite cute, as usual.I have been a member of your blog and check up on your site quite often. I guess I will have to sign up again.

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  125. He is so lovable! Your juggler deserves to make the cover. And it makes perfect sense that a snowman would make snowballs. Smart idea.

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  126. I have never seen a juggling snowman block before! He is so darn cute. I really enjoy your patterns
    ramona_murrayatcomcastdotnet

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  127. Congratulations on being a cover girl! The snowman is too cute!

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  128. I follow and receive your posts by email.

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  129. Love the personality of your snowman. Thanks for sharing.

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  130. I follow you by email!
    momik97ataol.com

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  131. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing what you are up to.

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  132. Very cute. Too bad he is appropriate for the coming season. I am not quite ready for snow.

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  133. How fun Snow Juggler is, and I love the table topper you made! I so enjoy reading all the blogs on the hop :o) My block, Order in the Court, is also in Volume 14, so no need to include me in your drawings, I just wanted to stop by and say, "Hi!"

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  134. Wow, the block and the table topper are so cute! It would make anyone smile to walk into a room with that on a table. Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern!

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  135. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  136. I love your fun block! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  137. Your Snow Juggler is so cute and I like how you put him in the center of your table topper.

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  138. what a adorable snowman.. reminds me of my 14year old grandson who just learned to juggle!!!drhodes9@cox.net

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  139. Congratulations on being a cover girl! I love to decorate with snowmen for the holidays...Snow Juggler is so adorable!

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  140. Congratulations! I always love your blocks and this one is no exception. Snowmen are my favorite to decorate with.

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  141. I love snowmen! He will make a happy addition to any table. Thanks so much!

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  142. I follow and enjoy by e-mail.

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  143. Congratulations! Great block! I love snowmen.

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  144. Your block is so cute - love the table topper. Thanks.

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  145. I'm a follower of your blog via Feedly. Thanks again.

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  146. Congrats on being a cover girl! Another cute block and table topper as usual-thanks for the tutorial!

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  147. What a happy fund block. I love snowmen. The table topper is great and should brighten up any room its in.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  149. I too love Christmas and your snow juggler is just too cute. dorisquiltingqueen at yahoo dot com

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  150. That quilt is a great table topper. I bought your truck and tree pattern. Would make a great quilt with those log cabin blocks and juggler.

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  151. Love your cute snowman block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  152. Your Snow Juggler is a perfect example of your designs. Light hearted and fun, perfect for the season.

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  153. Adorable block--there's nothing cuter than a snowman!!

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  154. Your snowman is adorable! It sure made a cute table topper. I follow your Christmas row by row quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  155. I really like how you incorporated your snowman into the table topper! I'd love to be entered on your blog to win. Always love the 100 Blocks giveaways! Thanks!

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  156. I have been following you for several years via email.

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  157. Oh, Cindy! Snow Juggler is SO cute!!
    And, I love the table topper/lap quilt with him in the center!
    Congratulations on a great block!
    Pat T.

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  158. I follow you by email!
    Thank you!
    Pat T.

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  159. Cindy, what a cute block. When I saw that your block was in the issue, I knew it would be wonderful.

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  160. Love the snowman!!! Too sweet!!

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  161. He's soooo cute! Thanks for the table topper tutorial.

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  162. Your snowman almost makes we want to like winter. :) He's just so cute!!
    remills at amtelecom dot net

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