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Welcome to the Tour of Blocks!

November 6, 2012

Wooo Hooo!  So glad to see you on this Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour!  What an honor to be included among such a talented group of designers.

When I started designing my block for Volume 6, I wanted to make a block that could read, “fall” but that could also be kept up year ‘round.  I went through a few ideas and came up with Acorns Away.  This is a really simple applique block, it only has five pieces so you can make it up in a jiffy.

As I started my designing process I began to sketch out a few ideas….

Once I settled on the final design it was a matter of choosing the right fabrics to make it sing. As a designer, I find this to be the hardest part because I am dealing with a line drawing and no pattern cover for guidance.  I pulled lots of fabrics, browns, golds, greens, but couldn’t really “see” it yet until I unearthed a couple of pieces with some gold accents added in.  In my opinion, more is more and I always love a little extra something to catch your eye when designing my patterns.

Next began the process of deciding on a background color and, after auditioning a few choices, I decided to go with black to give it a little drama.

I also love to add a little extra accent detail with a flange of a contrasting color. I often add a flange to my quilts instead of an inner border. This little strip of fabric not only adds that extra pop of color but it also allows me to begin my free-motion quilting by lifting it up and beginning and ending my stitching underneath it.  This little trick makes it more difficult for anyone to find where I begin and end my stitches.

What fun you can have making these simple blocks into a small three block wallhanging for a skinny wall in your home which needs just the right decorative touch.

Or make five blocks of the acorn and four blocks of the leaf design to make a bigger wallhanging.

You could make the blocks all the same, or kick it up a little by changing the colors of the leaves.

I hope you will give this block a try, don’t be afraid of the “a” word, you can applique this with any method, by machine using fusible web and a blanket or satin stitch, by hand, or even raw edge applique.

To win a copy of  Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 6 or one of my patterns, simply go to my website, http://www.HissyfitzDesigns.com, check out my patterns, and then come back here and leave a comment as to which of my patterns you would like to win. Two winners  will be chosen at random. If you have a Facebook account, I’d really appreciate it if you would “Like” me.

Continue to enjoy the rest of the Blog Tour by going to the Quiltmaker’s Blog Quilty Pleasures each day of the tour, November 5-9. You’ll have such fun trying to decide which project you want to try next!

Enjoy!

195 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue Bone permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:26 am

    That would make a great mini quilt to display in autumn.

  2. Hanke permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:25 am

    Me and my peeps!! I like them all, but this one the most!

  3. November 6, 2012 5:11 am

    What a lovely way to finish your block– the variety really suits it! Congratulations!

  4. November 6, 2012 5:19 am

    I like A Home for All Seasons pattern. All you patterns are cute.

  5. wordygirl permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:51 am

    Me and My Peeps, please. It wasn’t an easy decision, though. 🙂

  6. Julie permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:58 am

    Simply adorable! You have a way with selecting just the right fabric. Love the multi-colrored print – perfect.

  7. Linda permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:49 am

    I love Streak o Lightening…..that looks stunning AND easy. Perfect for a gift to that someone special who has everything. I love the blog tour because it introduces me to new teachers. Congrats.

  8. Lisa Marie permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:12 am

    This is my first visit to your blog — so glad I found you! Your patterns are wonderful! If I had to choose just one favorite it would be Me and My Peeps.

  9. Paula Coleman permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:23 am

    I totally like the Stitchin’ Addiction pattern. The way you have situated the applique pieces is really fun looking and I didn’t even realize those were irons until I looked a little closer. How clever. Thank you for the givewaway opportunity! sewsilly@cox.net

  10. SuzK permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:30 am

    I love anything with acorns and this is a great block. Thanks for offering so many ideas to use it with as well. I’m new to your patterns and now have a list. The Little Hissies are adorable but I absolutely love Me and My Peeps – totally cute! It was my pleasure to add you to my “Likes” on Facebook.

  11. Bev Gunn permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:36 am

    “Jiggity Jig” is definitely the one I like the best! So whimsical and fun. Maybe even a bit “nutty” (Sorry, but couldn’t resist!)

  12. November 6, 2012 7:39 am

    Sweety Cat and Stitchen Addiction were the two patterns that struck my fancy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Brooke Ehly permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:48 am

    My goodness! I love all your patterns, but have to say my favorite is It’s Fall ya’ll. I just found you for the first time and have to tell you I will be watching from now on. Now to go find you on facebook…

  14. robin permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:55 am

    I have to choose just one? Guess then I’d like to win Crusin’. Thanks for chance!

  15. Patti permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:58 am

    I certainly enjoyed your blog. Happy expressions of life! I like the whimsy of your patterns and would most like to win My Favorite Earrings.

  16. November 6, 2012 8:22 am

    Frog days of summer is adorable. Great acorn block!! Congrats!

  17. Dana permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:23 am

    You have a lot of wonderful patterns, but when I saw My Favorite Earrings, I was in love. Thanks.

  18. Dee Johson permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:35 am

    I love this acorn block, and I love applique – wouldn’t this be gorgeous in wool? YUMMMM.

  19. November 6, 2012 8:35 am

    I love homey, autumn-inspired designs, so your Gorgeous Gourds pattern would have to be my favorite, unless of course I was working on another grandbaby quilt!

  20. Sharyn permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:39 am

    Great design Sandy. I particularly enjoyed the step by step thought process.

  21. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser, Zur Hardt 15, 54595 Weinsheim, Germany permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:41 am

    Great Acorn! As a cat lover, I have to pick Sweety Cat as A pattern I’d like to win.

  22. Deb G. in VA permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:42 am

    I love your Acorns Away block, especially the cap! I really like it in the quilt with the bright colored leaves. If I had to pick just one pattern from your shop, I would pick Stitchin’ Addiction! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Mary Jane Cardwell permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:43 am

    I do like the Stitching Addiction, but I also liked most of your patterns. I made your site a favorite.

  24. November 6, 2012 8:51 am

    I love your last quilt with the colorful leaves! Gorgeous!

    I am loving your Stitching Addiction quilt pattern. I am thinking that would be wonderful to hang in my future studio (which work on it will be started in January!)

    Thank you for a chance to win!

  25. Bernie S permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:51 am

    Action Jackson is adorable, but is was tough choosing just one.

  26. November 6, 2012 8:51 am

    I love My Cup of Tea

  27. November 6, 2012 8:53 am

    I would LOVE your pattern Stitchin Addiction! I have just the place in my sewing studio to hang this! I never seem to make any quilts just for me, so, thats what this one be….just for me! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  28. Debbie Rhodes permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:03 am

    Love the acorns… and jiggity jig would be a must do for me… love these.

  29. Brenda Hulsey permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:04 am

    I really like the “me and my peeps” pattern! They are all wonderful! I love this acorn block and it’s just stunning on black and with the fabrics you used! Beautiful!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

  30. daneesey permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:15 am

    I will *definitely* be giving this block a try! I *adore* acorns — I especially like that last layout with the gorgeous colors!!! 🙂

  31. November 6, 2012 9:16 am

    I like all of them but, Jiggity-Jig is too cute!

  32. November 6, 2012 9:18 am

    OH what a lot of nice designs you have…..how can I choose just one. I guess I like GORGEOUS GOURDS – but then again Jiggity Jig just made me smile!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  33. Patricia Hersl permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:25 am

    This one is great but Tweet stole my heart.

  34. cynthia permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:41 am

    Such an elegant block! Thanks for the design!

  35. Gill permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:42 am

    Great block! So many possibilities!
    I love your ‘Jiggity Jig’ pattern!

  36. November 6, 2012 9:47 am

    Love the acorn block. It is so pretty. Love Flamingo Frolic! Gotta love Flamingos.

  37. SueB permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:48 am

    Love that acorn.. Will be having to make it. I love the Tweet pattern

  38. November 6, 2012 9:54 am

    I love Me and My Peeps, but my favorite is My Favorite Earrings. Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Denise permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:54 am

    Love your acorn. Perfect fabric choices. Stichin’ addiction is the pattern I would love to win.

  40. Mary permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:58 am

    Love your block! My favorite pattern? My Favorite Earrings and Me and My Peeps

  41. Patti permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:59 am

    My favorite pattern is Jiggity-Jig, and I have just the person to make it for! Thanks for a chance.

  42. Donna permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:00 am

    It’s Fall Y’all is just too cute! I really like your acorn block too. I love anything fall or trees.

  43. November 6, 2012 10:12 am

    So cute! I think I am partial to “whoo, whoo whoo”. My studio may need a new winter wall hanging. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. November 6, 2012 10:14 am

    I love your patterns. On your website my favorite is “Gorgeous Ghords” But I’ve got to tell you I am loving the acorn and leaves. Hugs

  45. November 6, 2012 10:15 am

    I am a follower on Facebook. Can’t wait to make a wall hanging of my very own from your Acorns Away block. It is so helpful to see different layouts for your block. Since I have a cat I will be choosing Sweety Cat as my pattern. Thank you for giving all of us a chance to win a copy of this awesome magazine that is full of inspiration and ideas.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  46. Mary Jo permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:17 am

    Love that acorn block! What a cute wall hanging or tablerunner!! I have just begun doing some applique and so far, so good!! Will have to make an acorn tablerunner for Thanksgiving!!

  47. Cathy B permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:18 am

    hard to pick just one…stitchin addiction….gorgeous ghords is awesome too….Love your blocks, congrats on being in the magazine!!

  48. Rese permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:31 am

    All your blocks are just too cute it’s to hard to decide with is the best! Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

  49. lorraine permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:46 am

    Jiggity Jig! What a hoot…And your acorn block is lovely and you’ve shared wonderful ways to use it. Congratulations on being included in Book 6.

  50. November 6, 2012 10:51 am

    Love your block! Great Fall project!And I love the snowmenquilt! So cute!

  51. November 6, 2012 10:55 am

    I love a home for all seasons and Ill bee see you owl, I love your patterns.

  52. November 6, 2012 10:56 am

    I love your block!! I LOVED it when Quiltmaker previewed it a couple of days ago. You have so many beautiful patterns, it is hard to choose one!! My favorite is My Cup of Tea. And you can be sure I will be making these acorns. So very cute! Thanks!

  53. Gwen permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:05 am

    Your patterns are great, how does one choose. I love snowmen so that would be my
    choice. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

  54. November 6, 2012 11:06 am

    Love the block!!!
    My Favorites would be a great gift to make for my BFF that LOVEs giraffes!

  55. Terje permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:18 am

    I’m the sort who MUST have applique for times when I am away from home. This block is fantastic! I can’t wait to buy the magazine so I can get started creating something from your wonderful idea.

  56. November 6, 2012 11:22 am

    Sandy, first let me say that I love the leaf part of your Volume 6 block “Acorns Away”. This looks like an applique that I could tackle. Your patterns are all light and funny. I especially like Jiggity-Jig, the cute Mouse, and Frog Days of Summer. I’d be happy with any of them. Thanks for an opportunity to win. Have fun today! Sandi

  57. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:24 am

    Jiggity Jig is so fun. I also love Flamingo Frolic. You pick – it is too hard for me!

  58. Kathy Lancaster permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:24 am

    Love your little hisssies.

  59. November 6, 2012 11:29 am

    Hello! Your Acorns Away block is one of my faves in the new magazine. I especially like the little stripey border around the acorn. It makes it extra jazzy. I’m just stopping by to say “hello”. Don’t enter me in the giveaway, I’m on the tour, too. Have a super day!

  60. kathy h permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:29 am

    Great patterns, my favorite being the giraffes in My Favorite Earrings. I just love your acorn block. Nice idea about the flange instead of an inner border. I want to try that soon.

  61. Becky Greene permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:35 am

    Maybe it is because I saw my first snowflakes of the year yesterday, but I hink my favorite pattern would be Fill ‘er Up Santa. Love the flange tip, too!! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

  62. November 6, 2012 11:39 am

    You have many nice patterns, hard to choose. Well, I love cats, so I think my choise will have to be…….Sweety Cats!!!! So cool, I love it 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  63. Lori Smanski permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:42 am

    I am a follower on FB now
    Your patterns are all adorable.
    I will choose “My Cup of Tea” It would go perfect in my kitchen
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  64. November 6, 2012 11:43 am

    I love your block and I love the quilts you made with it, I would definitely like to make this for next fall. Your patterns are really fun and I really love the Sweety Cats, I love cats and love making quilts with them, it would be so fun to make. I also like your cruisin’, that would be fun to add a kitty in the basket, lol.

    Debbie

  65. goonyburd permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:43 am

    Your block is so cute – love it! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jiggity-Jig!
    p.s. “Liked” you on FB!

  66. Sara permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:47 am

    I loved the sweety cats! But I find them a bit difficult for a beginner like me

  67. Verna A. permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:53 am

    So hard to choose! Toss-up between ‘Snowmen–Some Assembly Required’ and ‘My Favorite Earrings’. Love them both!

  68. November 6, 2012 12:01 pm

    Love this block, wouldn’t it be great made up in wools? Went to your website, ooohh love “Me and My Peeps” and “Jiggety Jig”…..would be toss up, but I’m really leaning toward “Me and My Peeps” oooh, temptation…..

  69. Kay permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:01 pm

    I love the simply beautiful colors of gorgeous gourds. I have to admit the acorn is one of my favorites so far too…

  70. November 6, 2012 12:11 pm

    I love applique. I would definitely make this block if I won a copy of the magazine.

  71. Carla G permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:13 pm

    What a neat block! I love the fabrics you used too!
    I love the Snowmen – Some Assembly Required pattern! Very cute and my kids would love it too! I also liked you on facebook! 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  72. November 6, 2012 12:16 pm

    All of your patterns are lovely, but the one I would love to have is the Jiggity Jig, if that does not remine me of one of my girlfriends nothing else would. And being a cat lover, I also love Sweety Cat.

  73. November 6, 2012 12:21 pm

    I would like to win the tweet pattern. Love flowers and the birds are cute. Thanks

  74. Pat V. permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:32 pm

    Your patterns are awesome, it’s hard to pick one! I would love to try Stitchin’ Addiction.
    I definitely want to give your block a try!

  75. helenmarie permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:35 pm

    Love the Acorn! Great job!
    Stitchin Adiction, Home for all Seasons and Jigity Jig are my favorites.

  76. Judy S permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:43 pm

    It’s a toss-up between Fill ‘er Up Santa and Me and My Peeps. However, I like them all including you acorn. I’m adding your blog to my Favorites and I also “liked” you on FB.

  77. D D permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:53 pm

    Your patterns are absolutely delightful and intimidating to me as a novice appliquer. If I chose a pattern, it would have to be Sweety Cat in memory of my cat of 14 years. The little Santa Mouse reminds me of her as well as she would often hide under rugs with just her eyes peeking out. Thanks for your giveaway.

  78. November 6, 2012 12:57 pm

    I like your pattern Me and my peeps. BUT I LOVE ACORNS… your block is the best, congrats on getting into the book. I WANT ONE!

  79. Barb Johnson permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:58 pm

    Santa Mouse, definitely! He is just soooo cute!

  80. November 6, 2012 1:13 pm

    I love your block! Fall is my favorite season! My favorite pattern is Snowmen – Some Assembly Required. Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. Kay Mc permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:17 pm

    I really like your Stitchin Addiction pattern. It would be such a fun one to make.

  82. Carol Sc permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the great tip about starting and stopping the free motion quilting under the colorful flange! — Why didn’t I think of that?! I like all of your patterns, but especially the Gorgeous Gourds. Fall is one of my favorite times of year (with Spring), so I expect to make the acorn block.
    quiltschon@att.net

  83. patty permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:19 pm

    My favorite is the little block Stitch. I’d love to have that in my sewin room. Love you acorn! I’m thinking it would be a darling block to use as a lable on any type of “fall” quilt, even Halloween would be ok.

  84. November 6, 2012 1:43 pm

    Your patterns are adorable. I like Stitchin’ Addiction and Sweety Cats.

  85. November 6, 2012 1:46 pm

    I love your owl block designs and, of course, Stitchin’ Addiction.

  86. Kathy Leake permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:47 pm

    Picking a favorite is definitely a hard decision. As I scrolled down the webpage, it was “oh, Iike this one”, and “this one too”, and so forth. Narrowed it down to “Gorgeous Gourds” and “My Favorite Earrings”. Final decision: The giraffes won.

  87. Susan C permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:50 pm

    You have such cute designs! I would love to see Stitch as part of a tote bag to carry my projects in.

  88. Donna permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:52 pm

    Being that I’m a cat person – and I love dogs too…so I think Sweety Cat

  89. Joyce Mitchell permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:52 pm

    Love your Sweety Cat pattern. Thanks for sharing your block & thanks for the chance to win.

  90. Donna permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:52 pm

    Oops – hit reply before I was done – duh – thank you for the opportunity to win!

  91. Judy permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:53 pm

    I love your acorn block and how you showed the design process. I just became a follower on Facebook and of your site. I want to make a lot your designs. They are so whimsical. Jiggidity Jig would be a fun one to make.

  92. November 6, 2012 1:56 pm

    so the acorn design is yours. I saw it the first day.
    Love, love it the different designs you created. thanks for a chance to win a copy.
    sorry I don’t do facebook.

  93. Bonnie Pfrimmer permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:02 pm

    Love all your patterns which made it hard to chose just one, but I do like Cup of Tea!! The Acorn block is just darling..Love it on the black background.. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

  94. Nancy D. permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:24 pm

    I love the whimsy of Jiggity-Jig.Thanks for sharing!

  95. Lori Hada permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:52 pm

    I love your patterns but I would choose Frog Days of Summer if I won!!

  96. November 6, 2012 2:56 pm

    Where to begin. Although I love teapots and cats, I have to go with My Favorite Earrings for a pattern that I would love to make. Giraffes are so elegant. I just love your acorn block. It’s great.

  97. Sandy permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:59 pm

    I think Me and My Peeps is so sweet; I fastened onto it the minute I saw it.

  98. Alice McFarlane permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:07 pm

    Love the block and fabric is beautiful!!

  99. billiemick permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:21 pm

    My Favorite Earrings…..so cute!

  100. Janice Hill permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:31 pm

    Oh my gosh that is a hard decision. Your patterns are so cute! I Think would like the snowmen

  101. thunder permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:43 pm

    I just love all of your patterns!! My Momma would love My favorite earrings ! I am bookmarking , so I can come back and order a few.

  102. Laurie permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:49 pm

    Darling patterns, and hard to choose just one. But, I guess I would pick Stitchin Addiction, but my first one to try will definitely be Acorns Away.

  103. November 6, 2012 4:09 pm

    Beautiful acorn!!
    Only one favorite?There are many I love.This time I chose My and my peeps.

  104. November 6, 2012 4:12 pm

    It’s a toss up between Stitching Addiction for me, and Action Jackson to make for my little boys! A Home For All Seasons would be fun too!
    This is a great block–I love fall colors and my favorite thing is to drive up in the mountains in the autumn with the mountainsides ablaze with color between the dark green pines, cedars, and sagebrush.

  105. November 6, 2012 4:17 pm

    Great block! The black background gives it such a dramatic look.

  106. Jenelle Boxberger permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing the idea of the flang and your quilting starting under it. I really like your acorn block. I checked your patterns and I’m a lover of “Snowmen”. It is really cute. Thanks.

  107. Sharon B permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:23 pm

    Me and my peeps! I love it. I also love the acorn!

  108. Kate permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:23 pm

    Love the Stichin Addiction, very clever. Love your block too. Thanks for the chance!

  109. November 6, 2012 4:23 pm

    I would choose Gorgeous Gourds, but ANY of your designs would be a treat to win!

  110. Tami Chaulk permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:36 pm

    The material that you chose for your Acorn was spectacular! Your Stitchin’ Addiction design appealed to me the most. Your designs are just lovely! Thank you for the chance to win.

  111. November 6, 2012 4:43 pm

    I like 2 patterns equally. Stitchin Addiction and My Cup of Tea are both my favorites. I really like your designs.

  112. ANGELA BARGER permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:45 pm

    lovely block, like this one and Snowmen some assembly required. just starting to try applique

  113. Vicki H permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:53 pm

    I would choose Sweety Cat. Thank you for the chance.

  114. Robyn Brown permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:06 pm

    I love Me and My Peeps. As soon as your page came up and I saw that I just gasped. I love birds so that really caught my eye. Thanks for the chance to win.

  115. Jenn permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:07 pm

    Wow, so hard! The owls were my first choice, and then the Fall wall hanging, and then the snowmen (some assembly required). And since I am perpetually drawn to snowmen, I guess I’d stick with that as my final choice. I like how all your designs are so different and so fun!

  116. Francine Mailhiot permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:10 pm

    Stitchin Addiction is my choice because I am addicted to quilting and everything about quilts.

  117. November 6, 2012 5:28 pm

    Cute acorn! Jiggity Jig is soooo cute! Thanks for the giveaway.

  118. Lisa McGriff permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:54 pm

    Pick one, are you kidding… Me and My Peeps…Frog Dayz…Christmas Mouse.. Oh I will go like you on facebook and consider it a LOVE not a like!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

  119. November 6, 2012 5:54 pm

    Who, Who, Who is my favorite. Just in time for the holidays. Congratulations on your applique block. I have just picked it up and will challenge myself. Judith, Texas

  120. November 6, 2012 5:56 pm

    Great patterns!!

  121. November 6, 2012 5:58 pm

    I love the acorn block. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine. I love a few of your patterns, but I have to say Action Jackson and Stitchin’ Addiction are a couple of my favorites.

  122. MoeWest permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:01 pm

    I love this block! You picked the perfect fabric and the flange idea is great. I would love to win Snowmen – Some Assembly Required. It’s so cute! Thanks for the giveaway.

  123. Barbara permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:03 pm

    I love all of your patterns but I’d have to pick “Me and My Peeps” as my very favorite.

  124. November 6, 2012 6:31 pm

    I have followed your blog for awhile… I like stitchen addiction I think, maybe, but they are all cute 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win the Mag and one of your patterns 🙂

  125. Shar permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:35 pm

    I love this block. I will try my hand at it. I would love to win Snowmen – Some Assembly Required.

  126. Brenda J. permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:36 pm

    Acorns are one of my favorite symbols of fall. Love this block and your “Gorgeous Gourds” pattern as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

  127. Judy permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:39 pm

    Sandy,
    I love your color combinations on the Acorns. The ‘Stitchin’ Addictions’ is great! Love the Favorite earrings,too!
    Judy

  128. Jamie permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:44 pm

    I like the stitchen addiction pattern the best.

  129. Angie permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:51 pm

    The Acorns are perfect for my friend who is a member of my home town’s “Nut Club” a local service organization, and I really like the gourds. But, if I really had to chose one, I think I’d pick the stockings. We desperately need new stockings at our house and I’ve been hoping to run across a nice pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  130. November 6, 2012 6:59 pm

    I enjoyed seeing all your patterns. Stitch in’ Addiction is my favorite. Love your acorn block and quilt.

  131. November 6, 2012 7:05 pm

    Gorgeous gourds is my favorite pattern on your website. Do also like the Mouse under the santa cap. Cute! I’d love to try your acorn block in wool. Can’t wait to get the magazine!

  132. Gloria Bruce permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:07 pm

    I love the spot of tea block!! Your block for the 100 mag is beautiful.

  133. Lorri permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:09 pm

    Love all the pattern -but Jiggty-jig is soooo awesome. The acorn block is beautiful

  134. Debby permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:28 pm

    Cutie Patutie is just adorable-my granddaughter would love it – and I also like your little santa mouse. Congrats on being published – the acorn is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win. And I’ll be sure to like you on facebook!

  135. November 6, 2012 7:52 pm

    Such a cute block – I love the flexibility of it and especially love the multi-colored leaves! I’ve started making wall hangings for each of the seasons & holidays. I see this one in my future! Thanks for the give-a-way! Can’t choose – so may great patterns – Love the Santa Mouse (I blog under Quiltmouse), but also like the featherweight/Stitchn Addiction and then the Holiday Banners are great! I’d be happy with any one of them!

  136. Sandra Aiken permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:53 pm

    Me and My Peeps and Sweety Kats. I love all your patterns. I have the gourds pattern and the ice cream pattern. I would love to win the magazine. I already liked you on Facebook.

    • Sandra Aiken permalink
      November 6, 2012 7:54 pm

      I also love the acorn and the leaves. I think it makes a beautiful addition to the fall lineup.

  137. LoriL permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:54 pm

    Absolutely love your acorn block. Gorgeous with the leaves added to make a quilt. This was the first time I have been to your website and it really brought a smile to my face. Such cute designs who can decide on one. I like the new Jiggity Jig as well as crusin. They are very original. Thanks for the chance to win.

  138. VickiT permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:59 pm

    Sandy ~ Your acorn block is wonderful. If my Mom were still alive she would love a quilt using your block.

    Choosing just one of your patterns as a favorite is very hard. I just adore the Little Hissies Santa Mouse because it reminds me of a picture my husband took with my gorgeous Ragdoll cat a few years ago when he chose to think the Santa Hat we’d layed on the sofa while decorating the Christmas tree surely had been put there for him to use as a pillow. But, I need to make a quilt for my 8 month (will be 9 months in about 5 days) old Granddaughter so I’d choose Cutie Patootie.

    I also have a 1 yr old Grandson that I need to make a quilt for and the Action Jackson quilt would be perfect for him, but Cutie Patootie first since she lives with us.

    Thank you so much for the chance to not only win a copy of the magazine but one of your patterns as well. That’s super nice of you.

  139. Ann Connors permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:01 pm

    Hard to pick one, but since I love fall and applique, I would pick your beautiful gourds pattern.

  140. Alberta in N GA permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:03 pm

    I love your acorn pattern and my favorite pattern of yours will have to be Action Jackson… that is a really cute pattern for a little boy..

  141. November 6, 2012 8:10 pm

    This acorn block would be a great accompaniment to the Gorgeous Gourds pattern, which is the one I would love to win if you draw my name!!

  142. Annie permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:11 pm

    I really like your acorn block. I’ve been looking for a cute acorn pattern for my father-in-law (the squirrels keep throwing acorns, sticks, and leaves in his driveway all through the fall). From your website, my favorite was the Spot of Tea Little Hissie.

  143. lindawwww permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:12 pm

    My favourite pattern is Me and My Peeps – so cute. Three of your acorn blocks makes a great fall wallhanging!

  144. Wendy permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:23 pm

    Wonderful block, great for this time of year! I think I would choose the Giraffe pattern.I have a great friend who loves them. Thanks!

  145. Marie permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:26 pm

    I love your block! Fall is my favorite season of the year. I really like the mulitcolored leaf version. I love the quilts on your website too, so much fun! Hard to pick one but I’m also
    “addicted to stitching” so that would be my pick! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  146. Diana permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:31 pm

    I really like your pattern Stitchin Addiction–cute use of the tools of our trade!

  147. Cindy permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:32 pm

    I like your pattern-Snowmen Some Assembly Required. Thanks for the chance to win.

  148. November 6, 2012 8:41 pm

    I love both Sweety Cats and Santa Mouse!! Sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks.. Love you block too!!

  149. November 6, 2012 8:48 pm

    I think your block would make a great wool penny mat. Love your Gorgeous Gourds and Stitchin’ Addiction patterns!

  150. November 6, 2012 8:51 pm

    Little Hissies is such a great selection -very nice designs!!!

  151. Linda E in AZ permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:52 pm

    I’d like to win Santa Mouse – really cute
    thanks!

  152. MarciaW permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:59 pm

    Your fabric selection for your acorn block is wonderful. Snowmen – Some Assembly Required is a really cute pattern.

  153. November 6, 2012 9:00 pm

    Jiggity-Jig is my favorite and right now that could be as I sit here in FL with the ocean waves and enjoying the birds each morning. Your acorn blocks are awesome. I have the one piece of fabric you used on the lid. Reminded me of Indian corn kernels.

  154. November 6, 2012 9:19 pm

    Hard to choose….but, though “Me and My Peeps” calls me, I would choose “Tweet” (because of the flower!).

  155. Helen Petrik permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:35 pm

    Fill ‘er up Santa has to be the coolest quilted stocking I’ve seen. I’d love to win that pattern.

  156. Maureen permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:36 pm

    Oh my gosh, you have many great patterns! I love applique & love “Gorgeous Ghourds”! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!

  157. Cheryl Korman permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:45 pm

    What a pretty acorn. I like the quilt with the fall colored leaves.

  158. November 6, 2012 9:46 pm

    My Favorite Earrings, Me & My Peeps (LOVE!), Action Jackson, SPot of Tea & Whoo, Whoo, Whoo! Absolutely adore the acorn/colored leaf layout on black! Thank you for the chance & congrats on being included in the 100.

  159. Nancy Angerer permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:11 pm

    Your patterns are all so cute it is hard to choose just one, but I think I will choose Santa Mouse.

  160. Cecilia permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:36 pm

    My favorite is Tweet and A Spot of Tea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  161. Maria Kievit permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:46 pm

    Love the colours you’ve used for this block! thanks for sharing.

  162. Mary permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:11 pm

    You have such wide variety of wonderful patterns. My favorite is My Favorite Earrings. Thanks for being a part of this fun blog hop.

  163. Madeline permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:14 pm

    thanks for all the variations, it helps to get my creative juices flowing. looks like I’ll be adding your block to my “to do” list.

  164. November 6, 2012 11:18 pm

    I love Me and my Peeps!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  165. Diane permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:54 pm

    I live in a oak savanah and I have millions of acorns, so your block design really speaks to me. I can’t wait to incorporate your design into one of my creations!

  166. Sorchagirl permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the acorn block and the illustration of how to use in a table runner. What a different look with the change of the leaf direction. When I visited your website, I had to chuckle at the whimsy in your quilts. If I have to choose just one, I’ll pick “Snowmen–some assembly required”.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop!!

  167. Karen permalink
    November 7, 2012 12:15 am

    I love your Acorn block, congratulations on having it published! You have so many great patterns, it’s hard to choose just one. I have to say that the one that caught my attention right away (besides the acorn) was Cruisin’. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  168. Nancy permalink
    November 7, 2012 12:18 am

    I really like all of your patterns! My two favorites are Fill’er up Santa and also Stitchin’ Addiction!

  169. Stephanie Matz permalink
    November 7, 2012 12:37 am

    I really love your block, and all your patterns! I think “Tweet” is my favorite, since I love applique flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  170. Nancy Sue permalink
    November 7, 2012 12:43 am

    It’s really hard to pick a fav from your website. I like them all! If I must make a decision, I like My Favorite Things, Congrats on being included in the publication.

  171. Mary Mulcahey permalink
    November 7, 2012 12:53 am

    Of all the great patterns, I’m supposed to pick just 1? The best I can do is a 4-way tie between: “Here comes the sun”; “My favorite earrings” “Just my cup of tea” and ” Frolicking Flamingo”. Fall colors are my favorite, so , of course, I really love your acorn block.

  172. Lisa E permalink
    November 7, 2012 1:12 am

    Jiggity-Jig is such a fun pattern.

  173. Judy1522 permalink
    November 7, 2012 1:27 am

    Wow! your acorns and leaves look so beautiful on the black fabric.

  174. Cathryn H. permalink
    November 7, 2012 1:29 am

    I have a friend who loves oak trees and acorns. This block will be perfect as a gift idea for her. Thanks!

  175. HueiSei permalink
    November 7, 2012 1:40 am

    I love Me and my Peeps 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  176. Sandy W. permalink
    November 7, 2012 1:40 am

    I like your Spot of Tea pattern. But the acorn block is just so suitable for this time of year.

  177. Gwendolyn Clark permalink
    November 7, 2012 2:42 am

    Stitchin’ Addiction is my favorite pattern on your website. Thank you for the giveaway.

  178. Eva Pearce-Ingram permalink
    November 7, 2012 10:26 am

    I so like the way you changed the leaves to all the fall colors in the combined block. On your website my favorite is Snowmen. I love anything quilt related that has snowmen in it.

  179. November 7, 2012 11:18 am

    Stitchin’ Addiction is my favorite pattern, too! Liked you on Facebook. Your Acorn block is my fav block this season.

  180. Pamela Reim permalink
    November 7, 2012 11:21 am

    I would see Gorgeous Gourds and Me and My Peeps are my favorites! Thks.

  181. Tamsyn permalink
    November 7, 2012 11:28 am

    Santa Mouse is adorable. Love this block! Tamsyn

  182. Vivian permalink
    November 7, 2012 1:16 pm

    Your fabric choices are PERFECT. My computer would not download all the pictures but I loved the tweet pattern, wish I could of seen me and my peeps though 😦 thanks. Vivian

  183. November 7, 2012 1:55 pm

    How are we supposed to pick just one – your designs are so fun! The little Cruisin’ really stole my heart – I wish I had a bike like that!

  184. PJB permalink
    November 7, 2012 4:31 pm

    I love your cute designs – especially “My favorite earrings” on the giraffe! I love to do applique and would love to do something with your acorn block, so would especially like to win the magazine.

  185. missmoozie permalink
    November 7, 2012 6:00 pm

    What a beautiful block! Love all the different options you showed. Lots of fun patterns you have as well. My favorite is between Me and My Peeps and Stitch. Thank you for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  186. Karen permalink
    November 7, 2012 7:41 pm

    Love the acorn block and all the options you gave us in how to use the block…Thank you for your giveaway…:)

  187. michelle h permalink
    November 7, 2012 9:59 pm

    Oh, I saw your acorn block on the main page listing all the blogs for the 1st day of the tour and fell in love!! That is fabulous!!!! I went to your website and just love the “stitchin addiction” pattern!! Something fun to make for ME!!! 🙂 (I seem to give away most of what I make!!) Thanks so much for sharing your talents…I will be visiting you again!!!
    Michelle

  188. Sandi permalink
    November 7, 2012 10:29 pm

    Your acorn block is so cute! I liked all of your patterns and I guess it’s a toss up for me between, It’s Fall Y’all, Me & MY peeps and sweety cat. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  189. cnuland permalink
    November 7, 2012 10:37 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your acorns! I’m not sure if I like Tweet or Holiday Banners better.

  190. November 7, 2012 10:41 pm

    Me and My Peeps is my favorite though Santa Mouse and My favorite earrings is hard to resist also. They are all so cute Thanks for the opportunity scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

  191. November 7, 2012 11:33 pm

    Jiggity Jig is very cute.

  192. KarenP permalink
    November 8, 2012 9:30 am

    Jigity Jigs looks like a fun pattern to make.

  193. Jnuquilter permalink
    November 9, 2012 7:14 pm

    I like this acorn pattern – fall is my favorite season. Your patterns are so much fun. Sweety Cat gets my vote – being a cat lover from way back!

  194. Lyn permalink
    November 10, 2012 8:33 pm

    Love the block; thanks for taking the time to write about it. My favorite pattern is Sweety Cat!

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