Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Guest #43 Karen From IRELAND with a Hippy Square Tutorial and a gibveaway of...

Hello, I'm Karen from Lisnaweary Quilts and I'm delighted that
Madame Samm has asked me back as a guest on Sew we Quilt!
As you maybe could tell from my previous post on Sew we Quilt,
I love bright colours in a quilt.

Today want to share my 'Hippy Square' with you -
a block that gives the impression of two interlocking squares.
It may look a little complicated but read on - it's easier than you think!



1/4" seams are used throughout.
Fabric Requirements for one block:
Colour 1 (purple): a fat eighth
Colour 2 (red): a fat eighth
Colour 3 (yellow): 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" scrap
Background (white): a fat quarter

Cutting Instructions:
Purple, red and white: cut into 2 1/2" strips
To make half square and quarter square triangles, I used the new non slip multi size triangle ruler 45 and 90 degrees from Creative Grids.
Purple: 4 Quarter square triangles (QST)
12 Half square triangles (HST)
Red: 8 Half square triangles
2 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"
6 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
White: 12 Half Square Triangles
4 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"
8 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
4 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Yellow: cut one 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square

First of all we're going to split the block into five different slices to see how it is put together:
1. To make the half square triangles (HST) using the multi size triangle ruler, cut fabric into 2 1/2" strips. (The width of the fabric determines what size of triangle you end up with)
Align the ruler with the edges of the fabric, trim off selvages at one side and then cut along the sloped edge. To save time it is possible to double up the strips and cut more than one at once.
2. Turn the ruler 180 degrees and place in line with the cut edge. When you cut the triangles, you will notice a flat edge at the top of the triangle, this is a very useful guide when sewing two triangles together.
3. Sew half square triangles together. You will need 8 purple+red squares, and 4 purple + white squares.
4. To make the Quarter square triangles (QST), take a 2 1/2" strip and align the other end of the ruler with the edges of the fabric. (Again the width of the strip determines the size of the triangle, all measurement details are included with the ruler)
Cut along each side of the triangle ruler.

5. Turn the ruler 180 degrees and cut again. You need 4 QST for the block.


6. Place a white HST on the purple QST and sew in place.


7. Press well.

8. Sew another QST on the other side.


9. Press well and trim off any 'tails'.
(This is a Flying Geese unit, and can be found in lots of quilt blocks)

10. To make top and bottom slices of the block:Arrange a white piece 2 1/2" x 6 1/2", the purple and white flying geese unit, and finally another white piece 2 1/2" x 6 1/2".


11. Make two, one for top slice and one for bottom slice.
12. Arrange a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of red fabric, two half square triangles of red and purple, then a single 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square, as shown in photo below.

13.Sew together. Make two, one for top and one for bottom of block.

14. Arrange Half Square Triangles as shown in photo below, with a white piece 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" in the middle and a single square at the end.

15.Make two.
16. Arrange two strips as shown in the photo, matching seams.

17. Sew together. Make two of these.


18. Sew a piece of white 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" to each end.


19. Repeat for second piece.Press well. Now sew the piece made in step 10 to the top of this, matching seams. (Refer to diagram)


20. Take the yellow 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square and 4 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares.Draw a diagonal line on the wrong sides of the white squares.


21. Place two white squares on opposite corners of the yellow square, wrong sides together. Sew along diagonal lines.


22. Trim off leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.


23. Repeat for other two corners.


24. Again trim off, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.


25. Press well.


26. Sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of white fabric to opposite sides of the diamond.


27. Add half square triangles and single squares as shown in the photo below.
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28. Add remaining flying geese units to each end.
29. Now its time to sew all the slices together!

The finished block:

All you need to do now is mix up your colours for that 'hippy ' look!

I'd love to see your blocks, I've got a flickr group here, so upload your photos and
share your colour combinations!
Thanks for taking the time to read my post, I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial,
and a big thanks Madame Samm!

Editors note:
It is WE who thank you for being part of our
amazing campaign Karen. IT is guest like YOU who
get us excited about quilting...SEW in your honor
let's give this very colorful package from Robert Kaufman's
very own Amanda Murphy....

click on image to see it closer..

Giveaway is for our Wantobes...

A roll up and a 10 Square from Veranda ( check out her collection)
Amanda Murphys collection.. will be for our Wantobe
And the roll up for the Blog Sponsor...
OHHH think about the colorful quilt you could make with this...
( Our Wantobe winner today will win a MYSTERY gift
with her winnings..now what could that be????)

How to win?
Go and visit our lovely Karen..she has the most
delightful quilt designs on her blog..
BE a follower here, you are aren't YOU?
( still have many many no-reply bloggers..we have had many
that we cannot reply to)

Gentle Reminder.. ( check your dashboard)

All comments made on this BLOG  are automatically sent into my inbox, ( which is why you get replies from me) if you don't hear from me, I am not ignoring you, I just can't reach you).If you have the correct settings in your Blogger profile, your email address comes with it, allowing me to reply directly to you via email. If your settings aren'tcorrect, you are a no-reply blogger, and I have no way of contacting you. 
  1. In blogger.com, click on Dashboard.
  2. Select Edit Profile.
  3. Check the box for "Show my Email Address."
  4. Save changes.


    Big Thanks goes out to Karen,
    Robert Kaufman..and YOU for being
    here day after day and encouraging our 
    wonderful guests and sponsors.
    YOU are king, you are smart and you are IMPORTANT to us!



151 comments:

  1. What a wonderful square Karen! Thank you for sharing your tutorial. I don't know it I will ever get that good but it would be well worth the try! I am now a follower of Karen's and of course I am here with you Madame Samm as well! I am a wantobe and Wendy@ Why Knot Kwilt is my sponsor. I have enjoyed every single guest you have had here and appreciate all of your hardwork and your fantastic sponsors! A giant thank you to you all!

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  2. Karen, I LOVE this block! So cute! I follow Karen's blog now too & I'm a Wantobe sponsored by Happy Quilting!

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  3. Neat block! I have some cherry fizz tat i have been wondering what to do with... i think i just figured it out! thanks!! i am a wantobe sent by melissa at happy quilting.

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  5. I think this would be a pretty cool quilt to make for a toddler! The shapes and colors are cool. I've never really seen this type of quilt design, but yet I'm pretty new to it. So very cool! :) I definitely ended up following Karen, she seems to have some great looking quilts! Want to learn learn learn! lol

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  6. cute blocks! love the colors.
    thanks for the lessons. my block list to try is growing :)

    thank you karen and madame samm!

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  7. Great tutorial and a great blog. I'm now a follower here and at Karens blog and my blog sponsor is GMAMA JANE. Regards from Denmark

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  8. I'm a follower of yours and a wantobe quilter sponsored by SewCalGal. I'm also following Karen's blog. Really enjoyed the tutorial! Have a Wonderful Day! :)

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  9. Beautiful blocks! That ruler is very neat little contraption! Thanks for the interesting tutorial!

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  10. What a great block, Karen, and a very thorough tutorial. Thanks!

    I've been following Karen's blog for a long time, and follow you, too, Madame Samm. I am a quilter who is entering on behalf of my want-to-be-quilter niece. I'm sponsored by Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts.

    Thanks to R. Kauffman--I love that Veranda line.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  11. What a great block, Karen, and a very thorough tutorial. Thanks!

    I've been following Karen's blog for a long time, and follow you, too, Madame Samm. I am a quilter who is entering on behalf of my want-to-be-quilter niece. I'm sponsored by Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts.

    Thanks to R. Kauffman--I love that Veranda line.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  12. Hallo Karen, hello Samm
    thanks for a great post, once again.
    I could sure use this stuff getting my quilting carreer on the road.

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  13. So cute! I follow Karen's blog now too & I'm a Wantobe sponsored by Fabraholic!

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  14. What a bright Hippy Square! I could use up some of scraps to make these. Lovely Amanda Murphy collection. I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Lily Pad Quilting- a follower here and now of Karen's blog. Checked to make sure I'm NOT a no-reply blogger.

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  15. Love the block, thanks for sharing it.
    I am a Wantobe! I follow this blog and also Karen.
    My sponsor is Staci from The Confused Quilter.
    :)

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  16. Love this block! I'll have to try it! I'm a wantobe and I am loving that fabric, so fingers crossed!

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  17. Very very nice tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to show us.
    I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is Nan.

    Again, thanks for your time

    Paulina

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  18. That is a gorgeous square, so bright.

    I follow this blog and Karen

    I'm a wantobe sponsored by Marcia @ crafty sewing a quilting

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  19. Great tute! Wantobe Quilter here that follows this blog and Karen's blog and is due to win something big! Thanks again for the great giveaways! Melissa from Happy Quilting is my sponsor.

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  20. Love the blog and love seeing quilting from Ireland.

    I am a follower of both blogs

    Leona

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  21. Awesome block for sure! I am in a swap where we make blocks for others and I am using this one this week! Thanks to karen for the inspiration! I am her newest follower. and follow here.

    This post is for Allie Coburn who is the wantobequilter... I am just her mawmaw trying to help her win sumpin. :)

    She is sponsored by SewCalGal.

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  22. Such an awesome block......I'm now a follower of Karen and of course a follower her...I'm a wantobe sent by melissa at Happy Quilting. thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. What a cool block! The tute seems easy to follow, and I look forward to trying this one.
    I'm a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Freda from Adventures of the Empress of the Universe.

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  24. These squares are so pretty! I follow Karen and Stash Manicure....Amy at Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  25. I'm really enjoying learning about all these new techniques/blocks! Thanks for all of this info! I am a want to be quilter and Amy of Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor. I am now a follower of Karen.

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  26. This is for my daughter, Jennifer (the wantobe). I know she could use the fabric.

    Thank you Karen and Madam Samm.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wonderful... it did seem likely it would be complicated, but Karen demystified it and made it conceivable... may have to do that for my granddaughter... I've been following Karen for a while, and very much enjoy her blog...

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  28. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I look at all the rulers and grids in the quilt shops and get very overwhelmed and confused! I love the colors in this project and can't wait to try it! I'm looking forward to following Karen's blog too! This is Kim, a wantobe sponsored by Marcia's Crafty Sewing! Great day!

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  29. Karen thanks for sharing your tutorial. Wish I was a wantabe, but I'm not.

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  30. Awesome tutorial and beautiful block. I'm thinking I have to get me one of those fancy 45/90 degree rulers real soon!

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  31. That is a very nice block. It doesn't look difficult , but I think it would take some care to get it laid out right.

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  32. A very cute block...what size is it?

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  33. What a lovely square! The fabric is beautiful, I really hope to be today's winner! I'm a wantobe quilter, following here and now also on karen's blog. I'm sponsored by amy@diary of a quilter.

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  34. thanks for the pretty tutorial Karen!
    I'm her newest follower & follower here as well. sponsor is Amy @ diray of a quilter.

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  35. Wonderful tutorial! I am now a follower!

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  36. I love that block! I can see myself making this one... I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is Kathy's Cottage. We would really like this fabric!!!

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  37. This is a beautiful quilt block! Karen makes is look so easy. I'd love to win the fabric. I'm following both blogs. :)

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  38. The block is amazing....it looks so complicated but the tutorial puts it all in perspective. wonderful!

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  39. That block looks so hard until you see it broken down!! Thanks for the tutorial!! I want to try this one!!

    I'm here with Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!

    Thanks for another GREAT giveaway, Madame Samm!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  40. One of the most beautiful blocks ever!!!Congrats and thanks!!!!

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  41. beautiful block, and great tutorial. Thanks Karen. I am a follower here, and now follow Karen as well. Thanks to the lovely Jacque, aka Snoodles from Lilypadquilting for sponsoring this wantobe!

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  42. I follow you and Karen and my sponsor is Jennifer at Ellison Lane.

    I love these interlocking squares- I had no idea they were so simple.

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  43. That is a cool block! Thanks for the tutorial! Follower here and a new follower of Karen

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  44. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" and Michelle fromtheRaspberryRabbits is my Sponsor~

    Thanks Karen, such a amazing block, and so pretty too. I am following your Blog and left you a comment too.

    Thanks Kaufman Fabrics for the Gorgeous Amanda Murphy designs, Great Gerberas and you too Madame Samm!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  45. This is a great looking block. Very nice. I first learned about Karen earlier this year when I saw her Criss Cross Quilt which I really love and hope to make some day. I am now following her blog so I can keep up with any new blocks/quilts she comes up with.

    Thank you for another great giveaway. I really like so many of the fabrics from Amanda Murphy and this one is no different today.

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  46. I'm a wantobe. I'm following Karen now and am sponsored by Jennifer at Ellison Lane. I'm in love with this fabric and would love to make a hippy square.

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  47. Thanks for the tutorial and I love the balloons!
    I am now a follower of Karen and here.
    I am a Wantobe wuilter who would love to win some fabric!!
    My sponsor is Amy@Diary of a Quilter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I am a quilter and therefore not entering but I love this tutorial. This block looks much more complicated than it is and I love that. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. I am a wantobe quilter...and I am trying to improve my skills (whatever they may be.) With that said this looks really complicated, but beautiful. Sticthing by the lake is my sponsor. Thanks Karen and Thanks Madam Samm. agnespat

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  50. Already follow Karen and of course you. I am a wantobe quilter sent by lilypadquilting.

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  51. That IS a pretty block, Karen! It kind of looks like a Star Of David. Karen's blog is fun and filled with great tutorials. I'm a Wantobe and Paul at Outnumbered Quilter is my sponsor! I Follow here!

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  52. It looked so complicated, yet you explained it so nicely! Thanks for the great tutorial (and the ones on her site are great too!) I'm a wantobe, who's come from Diary of a Quilter, as well as here.

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  53. I just realized I commented on yesterdays Quilters giveaway!..lol silly me, but I want this and that..yep, I'm greedy...I think Madame Samm said..it's ok, be greedy! ha ha The giveaways are so great, it's hard not to be! Great tut Karen..you made it seem easy. I am sponsored by Sharon @ Vroomans Quilts, and I am a follower.

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  54. Im a wanna be quilter and a follower of Lisnaweary quilts and sponsered by Janes fabric and I love this block very neat thankyou

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  55. I really like this block in its bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Great block and tutorial--thanks for sharing! I am a wantobe follower of Karen and here, sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Cute and colorful block - thank you and my sponsor is Jennifer @ Elison Lane Quilts.

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  58. What a cool square! Thank you for sharing! I am a wantobe and my sponsor is A Stitch in Time.

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  59. That block is so cool! It's an optical illusion in fabric form! I think it would look really great as one BIG block in the center of a quilt, but I'm not sure I have the skills just yet. I follow Karen, you, am a wantobe, and am sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  60. I love this block! I hope some day I'm good enough that I can make it. I'm a follower of Karen now. Follower here and sponsored by Clover & Violet. Thanks for the chance!

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  61. I am a wantobe! I love that cute block. Thanks for the instructions! I am sponsored by janesfabrics.blogspot.com. I am a follower here as well as Karen's blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. What a fun and different block, thanks for sharing today! I'm wantobe following both here and there... my sponsor is KD of KD quilts.
    Thanks again!

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  63. Wonderful block! i love the illusion! :) I'm a wantobe, my sponsor is Jeni of In Color Order. I'd love to win this! thanks! I'm a follower all of your blogs too! -Dara

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  64. Beautiful block! Wantobe sponsored by Kelly at IHAN. Thank you!

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  65. Another tutorial worthy of printing and saving. Thank you for the printer friendly button. I'm a wannabe sent by Marlene at stitchinby the lake.

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  66. A wantabe sponsored by Kelly at IHAN. Thanks for the giveaway and tut!

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  67. This is a beautiful and way fun square. I will definitely add it to my list of "I'm gonna make this one day" projects. :) Thank you for sharing.

    Sponsor : Melissa @ Happy Quilting.

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  68. beautiful blocks with all the colors, aren't they? wow! I got so excited about trying this one that I didn't pay attention to what the giveaway was. I'll have to go back and check. I'm sure it's a good one...

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  69. I need to keep it short. I only have a minute.
    I have always wondered how to make this block. It is one that I have seen before and liked. I never took the time to figure it out. It looks to be beyond my skill level. Thanks for the tutorial. Now, when I get enough skills to tackle it, the instructions will be here.

    Thanks to the guest poster, the sponsor, and Madame Samm.

    I am a wantobe and my sponsor is Mary on Lake Pulaski.

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  70. Great tutorial! I actually received one of those rulers as a birthday gift and wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Now I have purpose! :)

    I'm a Wantobe -- my blog sponsor is Amy w/ Diary of a Quilter. Thanks!

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  71. Hi, this Karen already follows Karen - she was one of my first. Love this tutorial, thank you Karen and Madame Samm. I am so in love with this fabric and have been since I first saw it last summer. Please please please - whatever method you use, please pick me! :)

    I am a wantobe sponsored by Mary on Lake Pulaski. I know you can contact me since I have been honored with a couple of replies from Madame Samm. Thank you to all those involved with this giveaway. And WHEN I win, I will be excited to see my surprise. Hee hee.

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  72. I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is kathrine at http://sewmesomethinggood.blogspot.com/

    She does beautiful work - I'm reminded that i really must get a quilting measuring type ruler thing... onto the christmas list!

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  73. Thank you Samm for another great quilter guest to show this wantobe quilter a cool looking block. I left Karen a thank you on her blog and of course I follow Sew WE Quilt. Shell is my host blog @ theraspberryrabbits so you can let her know too, just in case we win! Ha! Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

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  74. Someday I would like to make this block...Follow Karen's blog and here of course. Like the blue moon block also...Wannato be quilter I am..Jane's Fabric is my sponsor....Another great give away..

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  75. Love this block and the tutorial makes it look so easy.
    Thanks,
    Mama Bear

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  76. I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is Diary of a Quilter. Love the Veranda fabric!

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  77. I am a wantobe, from Team Lilypad Quilting.

    I am one of Karen's followers and just have to say I LOVE this tut, definitely gonna try this one.

    Of course I follow Madame Samm :)

    I have been drooling over this fabric collection since I saw it online and would LOVE to win some!


    Thanks to the great sponsors making this all possible.

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  78. I am a follower of both you and Karen. I love the fabric and would love to win it. My sponsor is Kathy at It's Only Natural.

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  79. I'm not a Wannabee, but wanted to tell you how much I LOVED this tutorial and will be definitely printing it out and giving it a try. I've always loved the way this block looked, but it's always looked too daunting for me to try. You've changed my view on that. Thank you for making the directions so easy to follow!

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  80. Wow - that's an awesome square, but I'm a wannabe and a good bit intimidated by this one. Maybe if I try little baby steps. Awesome use of color too!

    As I said, I'm a wannabe quilter, and I'm sponsored by Deborah in Atlanta. I'm also a follower of Karen's now.

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  81. Man - It looks so simple when you do it! I'm a wantobe sponsored by Another Mary Ann, I've followed Karen, I'm a bit intimidated by the pattern but I'd love to win the fabric.

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  82. Lovely tutorial! Going to have to try this one and those fabrics would be so cute to make this. I'm a follower of both and a wantobe quilter sponsored by Clover and Violet! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  83. Thank you, Karen for the tutorial. I like the block, and the colorful name suits the colorful fabric you chose. I am a new follower of Karen's blog and also of yours too, Mme. Samm. I am a Want to be Quilter sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter. Pick me! I love colorful fabric, and surprises too!

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  84. I am a want to be quilter and sponsered by Lily Pad Quilts I am already a follower of Karens and of course I follow you too. That was a wonderful tute. The block was really amazing. Thanks karen.

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  85. Thanks for the tutorial! Your block is great and I love the colors you used. I am a wantobe sponsored by The Raspberry Rabbits.

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  86. I really like that block. And I did go over and join your blog and read some of the posts. I am learning so much these days. Thanks

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  87. I am your newest follower. I hope I win. One can never have enough fabric.

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  88. I am a Wantobe Quilter registered with Linda@straystitches
    I am now following Karen - She has a lovely blog :)

    Of course, I follow Stash Manicure !!!
    Thank you so much Karen for the wonderful tutorial - Very helpful to Wantobe's !!! Thank you once again to all of the blog sponsors (Robert Kaufman most especially today )-
    Good Luck to all

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  89. Wow, I think I have my mind a bit twisted after following the pics. I know I could do it, but I think it's a pattern that hands on would definitely be helpful. I tend to look at the 'big picture' and fail to break it down as needed in this block. I love the outcome!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  90. Sorry...for got to say...sponsored by Raspberry Rabbit.
    Beckie

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  91. Karen, great square and tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
    Madam Samm, thanks for sponsering the contest.
    My sponser is Dionn Stott, we'd love to win.

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  92. What a great tutorial. I love bright colors as well. Maybe I'll make a tablerunner.

    Thank you, Karen and Robert Kaufman for the giveaway and a chance to win. I'm a follower of you and Karen's blog.

    I'm a Wantobe and registered with Clover & Violet.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com...I think my email shows up but just in case..

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  93. ooh, love the block! i also love the dot dot dash quilt!
    i'm a wantobe sent by melissa from happy quilting.
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. i think my daughter would love this. maybe a pillow. great tutorial. i now follow karen. my sponsor is shell. thank you for the chance.

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  95. Great square.
    Following and sponsored by MaryAnn @ RocknQuilts.

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  96. I love the colors!!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts

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  97. I love the design Karen! I'm a follower at your blog now too :)Wantobe follower here and my sponsor is Sallie @ Sallie's Sampler. I would love to win the fabric - it is gorgeous and just my style! Thanks for the chance!!

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  98. What a cool quilt block! Thanks for the tutorial! I am a follower of Karen's and a follower here! My wantobe quilter sponsor is Jane's Fabrics! Thanks for another awesome giveaway! :)

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  99. I lovethe way that block looks. Thanks so much for the tutorial. My sponsor is Jane's Fabrics and Quilts.

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  100. I'm a wantobe sponsored by Lily pad quilting. I follow Karen and here. Thanks for the great tutorial!! Very cool block!!

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  101. Thanks, really great post. Im a follower here and my sponsor is Happy Quilting.
    Thank you!

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  102. Wow! That is an awesome square! I'm now following Karen's site as well! Looooove that super cute clutch she made! I'm a wantobe quilter here courtesy of Amy at Diary of a Quilter. I would love to win that fabric :-)

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  103. I love the design and will have to try it! I'm a follower here and now at Lisnaweary Quilts, too. I am a wantobe quilter sponsored by Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling.

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  104. What a pretty square, I think a bit intimidating. But pretty just the same. I am now a follower of Karen's and a Wantobe with Jane's Fabric and Quilts. I love Stash Manicure/Sew We Quilt. And Thank you to all the sponsors. I hope I win something.
    Catherine

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  105. The optimist in me says keep entering these giveaways! One day will be my lucky day, I hope it is today! I follow Madame Samm, I follow Lisnaweary, I am sponsored by Lilypad Quilting and Snoodles! Thanks for the chance!

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  106. I'm a follower here, I'm a follower at Karen's, I'm having a great time everyday. Thank you! Such a complicated block, made manageable. I'm loving the tutorials, keepbthem coming. ;->

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  107. Following here and Karen! What a fun block. I love little illusions like that. Sponsored by diary of a quilter.

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  108. wow that is quite a block! I am a follower of karen's and on here i am a wantobequilter and sue@quilt times is my sponsor.

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  109. I keep seeing all these piecing tutorials that look so doable! I promise, by the end of the year, I am going to try it.

    Amy @ Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  110. Great tutorial and giveaway! I follow both blogs and am a wantobe quilter. My sponsor is Amy at Diary of a Quilter. I checked to make sure the "show my email address" box is checked (it is). But just in case it's lcjess(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  111. Great giveaway, as always! I'm a wantobe and would love to win. Thank you to Karen and Madame Samm, as well as all the other sponsors. I'm sponsored by Jane's Fabric & Quilts. Thanks again!

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  112. Love the tutorial! This block makes me smile:)!! I am of course a follower here and now a follower of Miss Karen. Jane's Fabrics is my sponsor. Thanks!

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  114. Hi! I was redirected to this site by Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good, I'm so curious about quilting. I'd love to jump-start my quilting habit/addiction and I think this would be a perfect opportunity for me.... :)

    I like Karen's quilt, the interlocking squares are adorable. I'm sew excited to begin my first quilt. :) I do hope I win.

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  115. Wow Karen! Thank you so much for the great tutorial, I don't know how you came up with this block but it's just beautiful. I am following you for some great inspiration and for some more techniques. I'm also of course following here because I am a wantobe quilter and i need the help. My sponsor is Angela with Summerfield Quilts! Thank you so much ladies and good luck to everyone!

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  117. Mariac0215@yahoo.comSeptember 28, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Another Great Tutorial!!

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  118. That's a super cute quilt block!! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  119. wow... that is easier than it looks! Thanks Karen :) I am a follower there, here and my sponsor is A Stitch in Time :)

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  120. Thanks, Karen. I'm now a follower of your blog, which is new to me. You say this pattern is easier than it looks. I'd have to just trust you on that because it looks VERY TRICKY to me! I hope I get good enough at matching seams to manage something like this.

    I love the Veranda fabrics, Madame Samm! SO pretty!

    I'm a wannabe ... of course ... and I follow here, there and pretty much every quilty where these days. Soaking up information. And I'm with Team Lily Pad Quilting, by the way.

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  121. I follow both blogs and am a wantobe sponsored by Amy of Diary of a Quilter. This is so much fun - thanks.

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  122. what an eyecatching quilt block, looks complicated but the tutorial makes it appear very do-able! i follow both blogs, thanks a mil for the chance!

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  123. As a new follower of Karen's blog and a wantobe from Jane's Fabric and Quilt. Love this new block and will have to add to my growing list of quilts to make.

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  124. Hey Karen, what a great block! Looks complicated, but your easy 1-2-3 step directions make it clear and simple! Bet we can look like we've had years of experience by following a tutorial like this!

    Thank you Madame Samm and all the sponsors for such marvelous goodies! The insightful SewCalGal is my sponsor. Now I'm off to see what else Karen has up her sleeve!

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  125. What a fun block..can't wait to give it a try!!! I'm a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Kelly @ IHAN and I'm following Karen's blog. Thanks :o)

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  126. What a fun block in great colors! atinlayton at gmail dot com

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  127. What a fun block! This is my first visit to your blog and I am signing up to be a follower. I love your header, just made an orange and white chevron pattern quilt on the weekend, like one of your photos. I'm going to visit Karen's blog right now.

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  128. Karen did a great tut today and I like her hippy square. I signed up to follow her blog but am not sure if my comment(s) worked. Once I got an error saying something was full so I just kept trying and usually the comment just disappeared so I don't know if they went through. Oh well, sometimes I don't work quite right either.

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  129. Great tutorial! Can't wait to try this. I follow this blog (of course) and am not following Karen's blog. And I'm sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter.
    megromeo@gmail.com

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  130. Cute tutorial! :)
    I am a wannabe quilter, and would be amazed if I won the adorable fabric.
    Adelian ;)

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  131. Colorful and Different than most blocks I've seen! I like all the pictures and the way you broke each task into simple instructions with matching photo. Good tutorial!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  132. luv it! ....... great square!
    luv it! ....... wantobe campaign has been great
    luv it ....... that you are encouraging us wantobes.
    luv it....... oooo, the wonderful quilt that I can picture with that fabric!!

    Thank you Madame Samm!
    I am sponsored by Amy at A Quilting Sheep!

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  133. That looks like fun! I am a want to be quilter and my blog sponsor is A Stitch in TIime. Thanks Karen and sponsors.

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  134. I love the squares. A bed quilt made with these would be beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    I will follow Karen's sight for more colorful ideas.
    CJ in NC w/Shadetree Quilting

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  135. I'm a wantobe sponsored by Jane's Fabric. This square looks scary hard. I'm having problems wrapping my head around the star pieces I have cut out. I guess it all comes down to one step at a time.

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  136. A complicated looking block, yet when explained so well....a future opportunity happens!

    Ironically, this week, I had found a pattern for this block done as a whole quilt. I was not sure I wanted to take on the challenge until this tutorial broke it down.

    Thank you. LOVED this!

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  137. Greeat tutorial! And I love that fabric also. Thanks!

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  138. I'm a wanttobe, sponsored by amy @ diary of a quilter, following karen now! Nice fabric, and thaks for the chance!

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  139. I am a wantobe quilter, a follower here and a new follower at Karen's blog. My sponsor is at willow tree pond dot blogspot dot com
    Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  140. Love the block! I'm a follower! My sponsor is Amy at Amy's Creative Side!

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  141. All this time I was entering and now I know my email was not visible! Terrible. Well, here it is now:) Great tutorial. I love this stuff. Thanks for the chance.

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  142. oops. Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  143. Thanks Karen for the tut. Sallie's Sampler is my sponsor and Thanks for doing all this Madamn Sam

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  144. First time visiting this site. I am now a follower and I went to visit Karen's site. Very impressive. As a "wannabe" quilter, there is so much to see and learn. I am looking forward to seeing more.

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  145. I'm now a new follower of Karen's blog! I'm so impressed by all the great ideas and talent you have brought us Madame! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful fabric!

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  146. Wowzers! I love that square! Thanks for the directions too :)

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  147. Great tutorial. One of my absolute favorites.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  148. Love the block. Thanks for the tutorial. I am a follower of Karen's also and M.Samm. I am a WantobeQuilter also. My sponsor is "Jane's Fabric and Quilts" Thanks for the chance to win. Madame Sam. Also all your time to do this giveaway.

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  149. I have always wanted to know how to make this block. Thank for the great tutorial!
    Deborah

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  150. Thankyou so much Karen, I would never have attempted a block like this normally, but thanks to your tutorial, I can see how to do it!! It looks so good!! I have now become a Follower of your blog too. I know I am not "in the draw" for this prize, as I am a quilter, and I am a day late too (I was unwell yesterday) but I am SO glad that Mdm Samm has such a FABULOUS variety of tutorials for us ALL to learn new skills from!! So "thankyou" Karen, and "thankyou" Mdm Samm!!
    Hugs n Blessings from Sue in Oz xx

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