Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pieces of My Heart


What an honor to have a block included in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 8! that will hit the stands on November 19th.

 
 The finished block was the result of a process of trying different fabrics and piece sizes.  I started with a simple kind of "log" layout...
  



It was okay, but not really the look I was going for - I wanted something "scrappier".  I also discovered that color placement was REALLY important... one block I showed a friend and she couldn't really tell what it was!  See what I mean?!?  Fail!


 

Once I figured out the right balance of color play I moved on to trying to figure out a layout for a table topper.  Still, not a total success, but it put a smile on my daughter's face. :)


 
It was at this time that I discovered that they resembled a shamrock... Thus "Pieces of My Irish Heart"...
 


 
 Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily through November 15th at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite holiday/season is to decorate for and I will enter you into a drawing to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8. I will have two copies available - one with a special  item available from my personal inventory.
 
The winners will be posted here on Saturday!
 
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


232 comments:

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  2. Love your block!! I've not done a log cabin yet and this would be a great start to try!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  3. I never tire of hearts...and this one is gorgeous! I can see why it made the magazine...and as you say, what an honor! I love to decorate for the holiday that I am in so I decorate all year long. It is so fun to rotate decorations and quilts..each one is special. Right now I have Thanksgiving out but our snow makes me think Chrismas:)

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  4. What a great block, I could always use hearts anytime..

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  5. Congratulations on being published in Quiltmakers Vol 8 magazine. And thank you for a chance to win a copy on your blog.

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  6. Christmas is my favorite to decorate for... lots of lights outside, many family traditional decorations inside and of course I pull the tree skirt my mom quilted and my favorite Christmas quilt to curl up with on the couch..

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  7. Halloween is my all-time favorite.

    Nice block-- love that it can be hearts or shamrocks. Wondering what else it could be..

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  8. thank you so much for your thought process, it helps to see the downfalls before I encounter them myself, and get frustrated. I think I'd like to do all 4 hearts and make a flower out of it! I love scraps too :)

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  9. at first I wasnt sure about the block but when I saw the "Irish Heart" it is absolutely perfect.

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  10. This is a hard question to answer.......

    I love Christmas - the tree, the lights, the excitement on my kids' faces.

    I love Easter - since pastels are my favorite color scheme & Easter is all about the pastels! Plus I love spring. :)

    I love Valentine's Day - I think the heart is my favorite shape, so I **REALLY** love your block!

    Now I'm imagining adapting your idea to a triangle (Christmas tree) or an oval (Easter egg) as well as a heart!! Can't wait to get a copy of this issue. :)

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  11. Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for but I always have quilts displayed.

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  12. Ireland is my favourite place to visit!
    I love to decorate for Christmas!

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  13. I love to decorate for Christmas! Love your Irish heart!

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  14. Decorating for Halloween is my favorite. BTW, your Irish hearts shamrock are just wonderful!

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  15. My favourite season for decorating is Christmas. I've made many quilty things over the years.

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  16. I love Christmas! I'm so glad you kept chipping at the old block and came up with the right color placement because I just love the finished block.

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  17. Halloween is the season I have the most of-working to fix the balance of others. Thank you for the chance to win

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  18. Hi! Love the heart, Beautiful. Congats!!! My favorite holiday is Christmas. Working on a Christmas throw...

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  19. I love your block, hearts or shamrock. There aren't many patterns out for st. Patrick's so I was happy to see yours. I love to decorate for the fall, they are my favorite colors.

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  20. congrats on being published. Your block is wonderful. I love the scrappy look. And the green shamrock is great. My favorite holiday to decorate is Christmas with out a doubt. I really like the poem at the end of your post. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  21. What a great way to use scraps. I love to decorate for Fall, my favorite time of year. All the colors are in my favorite color pallet Thanks.

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  22. Your block is precious. I love to decorate for both autmn/Thanksgiving and especially for Christmas.

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  23. Love your heart block, can't wait to try it out ;), my fave holiday to decorate has to be christmas!

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  24. Clever,clever! Love that you can use the hearts and shamrocks. And I just happen to have some red and green 2 1/2 strips. Yippee.

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  25. What a cute block! My favorite season to decorate for is fall--I love making fall leaf quilts.

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  26. Love to decorate for any holiday but my favorite is Christmas yet I can see using this block for Valentines day or for a wedding gift.

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  27. Thank you for showing us different ways to use the block. I like the shamrock.

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  28. I guess the winter is the perfect time to decorate the house. What a nice block! Thnaks for the chance!

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  29. I love decorating for the 4th of July - definitely my colors.

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  30. I actually really like the "flower" looking sample you made. Your daughter has good taste!

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  31. Beautiful block. I love decorating for Christmas.

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  32. I love to decorate for Chirstmas, the majority of my decorations are for that. Thanks for the give away!

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  33. What an adorable block!! I try to change out my door decoration with each season and holiday. Lots of Christmas and Easter decor in the closet. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  34. Lots of possibilities for your block. I love decorating for Christmas.

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  35. Love your Shamrock block..Thank You for sharing you "Heart" with the rest of the quilting world...Kris

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  36. I like to decorate for Christmas the best.

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  37. Would love to use this block for a Valentine table runner. My favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas.

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  38. My favorite holiday to decorate is Christmas. It's such a change in our home, and helps bring the holidays into full swing. Thanks!

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  39. Love this block!!! Christmas is ALWAYS my favourite season to decorate for. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. What a nice pattern and the combinations possibilities are great!!!

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  41. If I decorated, it would be for Thanksgiving

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  42. Oh this block has so many possibilities -- love it.. My favorite Holiday is Christmas...
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  43. I enjoy decorating for fall. That being said, I love your Shamrock quilt!

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  44. Love your use of scraps! Love The Christmas Season for decorating!

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  45. My favorite holiday is Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. I really like your block and the table topper, so sweet. I love Autumn, the colors are so beautiful, so it's my favorite season for decorating.

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  47. The only holiday I decorate for is Christmas. I would rather quilt than decorate!

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  48. HI! My favorite holiday to decorate for is definitely Christmas!! Thank you for doing this giveaway! tyned@hotmail.com

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  49. I like to decorate for nearly all holidays as I have quilts & table toppers & table runners for each one. I especially like your block arranged in the Pieces of my Irish Heart style as my grandbaby, Bailey, was born on St Pat's day. This will make a cute wall hanging for her room!

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  50. Great block. I can see one as a wall hanging for St Pat's Day and the heart shape could go anywhere. But Christmas wins for favorite holiday. Thanks, Kathy

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  51. I see a broken heart in this block. Very unique.

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  52. Great block with oh sew many possibilities. My favorite holiday to decorate is Christmas.

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  53. My favorite holiday to decorate is Halloween just love all the cute and scarry things.
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  54. I like how it shows two halves of a heart - like those friendship necklaces where each person keeps half. I love decorating for Christmas - the lights and the sparkle in all the darkness of winter helps me get through...

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  55. I LOVE fall and Halloween!! Great block, congratulations on having it published in the magazine. blaukat@hickorytech.net

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  56. Great heart block! My favorite season to decorate for is Christmas.

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  57. Cute, cute block...I like it by itself but also with 4 sections...almost could use purples, etc. to look like a flower then! So many ideas--congrats for getting your block in this issue!

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  58. Great block!
    I like decorating for Easter with the yellow, green and white colors.

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  59. Congratulations! Love your block!

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  60. all of them (email: rachelryates@yahoo.com)

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  61. I like decorating at Christmas! My daughter will love your block, she likes all things Irish!

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  62. Hmm, that's a hard question. I love to decorate for Christmas, but anymore, it seems that the retailers push Christmas way too much. I saw decorations for sale at the beginning of October? So I am semi-boycotting the Christmas decorations and won't put mine up until after Thanksgiving. (OK, rant over. ;-> )

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  63. Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Cute block too!

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  64. definitely Christmas, but i'm trying to make quilts for the other holidays and seasons. Thanks for a great block with that could be made for Valentines or St Patty's day

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  65. Christmas is the only holiday that I decorate for.

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  66. Christmas is a must for all the kids. Me.. not so much. I love a few of my favorites to decorate. I like the heart design. Easy to do for a quick gift!

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  67. christmas of course, lol i've spent a lot of years collecting interesting things and it's so fun to set them up every year, and now i quilt so i have lots more Christmas things to make.

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  68. I am part Irish and I love your block! My favorite holiday to decorate is Christmas. Got to have the lights up. Thanks for sharing. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  69. My favorite season to decorate for is Fall which joins with Thanksgiving. I don't go all out for any holiday. To me simpler is better. I like the versatility of your block.

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  70. What a great block...so adaptable.

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  71. Pretty block! Christmas is without a doubt my favorite holiday to decorate for. So many ways to decorate makes it a lot of fun.

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  72. I love decorating for Christmas most. Your heart block is a lot of fun.

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  73. I like to decorate for Christmas, although I've scaled down quite a bit now that the kids don't live at home.

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  74. I love Halloween! I wish the decorations could stay up longer.

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  75. I have always liked Christmas. I haven't done much decorating these past years, but always looking for Christmas quilts to make.

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  76. Your block is terrific. I love to decorate for Christmas. And now that I have grandkids I really like to decorate.

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  77. Very cute block! I do the most decorating for Christmas, but I love making decorations for every holiday. I have given several people a gift that consists of 8 or 10 table runners themed for all different holidays and occasions. It's especially nice for young brides who are setting up a home and may not have many holiday decorations.

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  78. What a versitile block. I love the 4 blocks put together. Thanks for the giveaway. Hugs

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  79. I love Christmas/Winter to decorate!

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  80. I love the Fall season and decorate a lot for Halloween and Thanksgiving!~

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  81. I try to decorate for each season/holiday. The dining table usually gets most of the attention, but we go all out at Christmas. I love your block because of it's versatility. I can see it as Red love, green love, red, white & blue love, fall love, Christmas love, etc. ooh - icy blues & silvers for January Love!

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  82. Oh I love your block because I collect heart patterns... I love the change of seasons, especially spring and autumn.

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  83. congrats on your block! I love decorating for Fall....leaves, pumpkins, acorns....fall colored hearts:)

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  84. I like your shamrock. Christmas gets the most decorations.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  85. Since Fall Colors are my favorite, I love decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Love your block, by the way. Congrats on getting it published in the book and thank you for the giveaway.
    paula d. utahoosier at yahoo dot com

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  86. Cute block! I do the most decorating for Easter and Christmas. Love the all glitter in the winter and the bright cheery colors in the spring!

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  87. Our favorite family "season" to decorate for is individual birthdays. We have a birthday flag that flies out front on the someone's special day, a sign for inside the house. Depending on the age of the someone there might also be streamers hung around the house and a lot of balloons for the very little ones.

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  88. I love decorating for Christmas. Now that I quilt, I have many more things I can decorate with!

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  89. I don't like decorating that much, so I am going to say Independence day with Flags and flag table toppers.

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  90. Love the Irish Heart. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. My favorite season to decorate for is Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. My favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas! I have some Christmas wall hangings and a table runner that I made that I love to display during December. tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  93. This is going to be one of my favorite blocks from the mag - can't wait to start a whole quilt from it. as for my favorite season for decorating - Halloween!

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  94. WOW! Your block is really fantastic! I love it. My favorite season for decorating is Christmas. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  95. Hearts are amazing. Love the block - so versatile

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  96. My favorite is Halloween and then Christmas. Love the shamrock hearts.

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  97. I love the block...so versatile! My favorite holiday to decorate is Halloween.

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  98. I love the shamrock quilt! I go all out decorating for Christmas!

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  99. My favorite season is Halloween/Autumn. I wonder if this block could be adapted for a pumpkin.... hmmmm....

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  100. Your Shamrock Block is my favourite. I would make table runner & place mats for my sister Pat as her birthday is March 17th. Happy Quilting:)

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  101. Christmas is my favorite, hands down!

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  102. A beautiful heart, thank you!

    Greetings from the Netherlands.
    Carla

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  103. My favourite holiday season to decorate for is Easter! I just like the idea of renewal. Everything is fresh and green.

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  104. The shamrock looks great too! And I do love St. Patricks Day!

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  105. Fall is my favorite season to decorate for.
    I love how you used your block to make the clover. Very clever.

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  106. Christmas has always been my favorite.

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  107. I guess Christmas is the easiest to decorate for..... but sometimes, decorating for Spring (or UNdecorating from Winter) can be SO refreshing and so rejuvenating!

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  108. St. Pat's has always been one of my favorites, and I LOVE your block! Halloween is a close second at our house. SlaĆ­nte!

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  109. Cute block!! I'm going to try that one for sure! I enjoy decorating for Christmas. This block would be so cute for Valentines day too!
    Dawn
    array-dawn@cox.net

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  110. Nice block! I guess I like decorating for Christmas best, but I decorate for most holidays.

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  111. Nice block, congrats on being chosen for the magazine. My favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas, I am a big lover of all things Snowman. So the only time of year when I get to bring them all out is Christmas.

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  112. Love the Block! I love decorating for Christmas!

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  113. I like to decorate for Halloween--so much fun! Your bock is sweet!

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  114. My favorite shape are hearts. Sweet block. I like decorating for fall. Which to me encompasses back to school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving all rolled into one!

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  115. since my last name is Patrick, St Paddy's day is my favorite - wearing of the green

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  116. Sweet block! my favorite holiday is Christmas. Last year I put up 18 trees, from 8 in to 9 feet tall. I will start decorating the day after Thanksgiving.
    Lindasquilting@yahoo.com

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  117. Love your block! I love to decorate for fall- love those fall colors. Thanks for the giveaway

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  118. I love to decorate for Christmas. It is one of my favorite holiday. I like your heart pattern and how you made a shamrock with it as well. Thank you for sharing.

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  119. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving/Fall! Because you can start in October!

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  120. A fabulous block! My favourite time is Autumn. I love the colours of this season, the weather, & the great harvest! Thanks for a chance at the give-away.
    Maureen
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  121. Love your block - who ever thought a heart could be so versatile - great! I love decorating for Christmas the most.

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  122. I think Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Thanks for sharing your wonderful block and congrats for being in this great magazine

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  123. As with many of the others, I like Christmas the best, maybe because I have the most Christmas decorations!!!...and quilts. Thanks for sharing your cute heart block.

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  124. Neat block. Congratulations on being included in this next issue of 100 Blocks.
    Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday for decorating my home.

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  125. Love your St. Patty's Day block, but my favorite holiday is Christmas. No contest.

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  126. I love decorating for Halloween and Christmas.

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  127. I love your heart. this is one I definitely want to make! and of course the shamrock for my Irish family.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  128. Nice Blog!!! Love to decorate for Fourth of July!!!

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  129. love the 'my irish heart! would make a great table mat ... for my st. paddy's birthday celebration. everybody celebrates my birthday!

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  130. "Pieces of My Irish Heart" is a wonderful way to use a very clever block! Thank you so much for your artistry!

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  131. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love having family with us, the normal holiday food. We are so blessed!

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  132. I love the versatility and the irish version, wonderful block.

    Debbie

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  133. What a clever layout for your beautiful block! Thank heavens for talented people who take the time to share their beautiful works. Christmas is about the only holiday I decorate.

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  134. Your block is awesome! I decorate for the seasons and for Christmas.

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  135. I Like to decorate for Christmas. But, I like the Irish hearts a lot.

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  136. Hands down I like decorating for Christmas! The colors I use just give the house a cozy feel.

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  137. Christmas is my favorite decorating time of year. Halloween is not far behind though.

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  138. Love your block. My favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas, with Halloween being a close second.

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  139. I love to decorate for Halloween. I'd never purchased Quiltmaker magazine before until I saw the 801 Maple quilt in the Fall '13 issue. Had to have it to make the quilt! {hangs head} still need to make the quilt. Next year!

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  140. This is a great block! Hmm..I only decorate for Christmas...so far. I don't have much space to work with at the moment.

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  141. I mostly just decorate for Christmas. I do put a few simple items out at Easter time just for the grand kids. Thanks!

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  142. Like decorating for birthdays. Seems to be more individual. Your block is great

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  143. Love how putting three hearts together makes a shamrock.

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  144. great hearts works well for many colorways

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  145. "When life throws you scraps, make a quilt". What fun it would be to have a banner of hearts for each holiday! Love your pattern and thanks for the chance to win!

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  146. When the kids were little I always had more fun at Halloween, but now it's just Christmas

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  147. Christmas, for sure! Although I dread the taking down of everything.

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  148. Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate. Love love your block. Such possibilities. Thanks again for chance to win on giveaways.

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  149. I really like the shamrock!

    I have to say my favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas, although the other preparations for the holiday can be overwhelming.

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  150. And if I start now, I could have a nice runner for St. Patricks day

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  151. I guess I'd say Christmas/Winter as I have more decor for this time than for any other season or holiday. Halloween/Autumn is next. I guess I need to make a heart-leafed shamrock.

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  152. Congratulations for getting published! I really like your block. "Pieces of My Irish Heart"... was the layout I liked best! Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for.

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  153. Your block could certainly be used for any season, just change the colours. My favourite season to decorate for is Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

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  154. Christmas is my favorite season to decorate for. Thanks for sharing.

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  155. You have combined two of my favorite elements, hearts and scraps! This block is definitely a keeper.

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  156. Very lovely. I like to decorate for christmas.

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  157. Oh, I love this easy scrap block! I usually decorate more than most people on St. Pat's Day because it's my husband's birthday also

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  158. Between the 1st pic that includes the music notation fabric and your ending poem, I now have an ear worm of the Irish blessing song. Many good memories of summer music camp! so Thank you! Love the block , heart and shamrock!! Congrats on being included in Vol 8! I love decorating for Christmas. I start it up the day after Halloween. That way, I don't feel rushed, much to my husband's shagrin!

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  159. Ok, seasonal....well I have TONS of Christmas decorations. But, in quilted items I have LOTS of Fall/Thanksgiving items...also several Easter items. Guess you could say I like holidays! Love the shamrock block! Will be adding that to my collection.

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  160. I love the heart block and it's fun that it can turn into a shamrock.

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  161. My special time to decorate is birthdays. So all the family feel special at least oe day a year

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  162. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday...I'm trying to figure out if I can make a turkey with your Pieces of My Heart block ;o) I think it would be fun to try.

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  163. Love your block - thanks for sharing. The only holiday I decorate is Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  164. My favorite season to decorate for would be Christmas - the possibilities are endless!

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  165. I love the fabric colors for your heart blocks, but your shamrock design is awesome with the greens, I would have to say summer and fall are my favortie seasons, they have so many colors to pick for inspiration, great job :)

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  166. I can see so many possibilities with your block! As far as decorating I like to decorate for autumn or harvest best because I love fall colors!

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  167. I love to decorate for all the holidays but my favorite is Christmas. I would love to make a Pieces of My Irish Heart for St. Patrick's Day. Congratulations and Thank You for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  168. Christmas is my favorite Holiday

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  169. Cute block! I love to decorate for Christmas the best, with Fall a lose second. Thanks for sharing your blocks.

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  170. Love your Shamrock...St. Patrick's Day here I come! Thanks for sharing.

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  171. Christmas, no doubt about it. Cute block!

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  172. Christmas is by far my favorite holiday for decorating. The entire house is changed for a month.

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  173. Luv your heart block! My favorite season to decorate for is Christmas! Congratulations for being selected for volume 8,

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  174. Love the heart block! My charity group does a variety of PP hearts for women with cancer. Can't wait to add this one to the mix. Thanks.

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  175. What a darling block! Love hearts and log cabin blocks, how perfect! Looks really cool as a shamrock. My favorite time to decorate us Christmas. it just makes me happy and have scents and candles, always smells nice as well. Congratulations on being included in Vol.8, Quiltmaker's 100.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  176. Christmas is about the only holiday I really decorate for! Some outside stuff for Halloween/Fall! Cute block!

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  177. Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for! Although now that I have grandchildren I will decorate for all the holidays again, seeing the holidays through children's eyes is so special.

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  178. Love the shamrock heart! I think Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for, although we do tend to do something for every holiday!

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  179. Wow! Now I'm really busting to have a copy of this Volume. Very clever layout too.
    I love getting the Christmas decorations out and spending time with the kids while we 'deck the halls' :o)

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  180. I love to decorate for winter, not just Christmas but warm and cozy decorations to leave up until Spring arrives.

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  181. I love this block. It just jumped to the top of the list of ones to try out. I've been looking for something like this. Now I really need to get the magazine. Great block.

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  182. Working on a memorial quilt from my fil and this block is perfect for the scraps I cant seem to part with...maybe one for each grandchild...
    Not what you asked for...sorry!
    Xmas

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  183. My favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas, but I like all the seasons, each in there turn. Late spring, summer, early fall are my favorites--I'm an outdoors kind of girl!

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  184. My favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas!

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  185. I love Christmas! It's the only thing that gets us through the long, cold, dark days of November and December! ENjoyed reading about the metamorphosis of your block design!

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  186. Love your block. My favorite holiday to decorate for was Christmas, but with the children grown and us leaving for the holidays to visit. I now go all out for Easter. My youngest is dating a young man whose heritage is Irish. This block will be great for a gift for him.

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  187. My favorite block so far. I love Christmas...mainly because the decorations can stay up longer than most anything

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  188. I love that you showed another use for this block with the shamrock. Nice! My fave holiday for decorating is Christmas.

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  189. I decorate for all the holidays but my favorite is Christmas because I get to dig all of my snowmen out and leave them out all winter.
    Love your block.

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  190. of course my favorite time to decorate is Christmas! chendryx(at)nctv(dot)com

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  191. Very cute block! I like decorating for almost every holiday but Halloween and Christmas are my favorites.

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