Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks blog tour. {Now Closed}

Psst...Guess what?

Do y'all remember my Roly Poly Owl Block? Well he's living large as part of the latest edition of Quiltmaker 100 blocks!  Can spot him on the cover?

 What about now?


This block came to me after I was playing around with my drunkard's path die from Accuquilt


I had a lot of fun experimenting!

I made this wall hanging and I am planning on giving it to a wise friend for all the good advice she has given me.  I still have not quilted the thing as tiny as it is...isn't that just shameful?

A few months ago some lovely anonymous person brought my block to the attention of the folks at Quiltmaker and I was given the opportunity to make a block for the Quiltmaker's 100.  Thank you, lovely anonymous person!

 I chose all new colors wanting to get a look that would work for younger children and even boys since I have 3 boys myself.  I also added settings to give the block a horizontal layout with a bigger sized block.  These blocks are 12" finished so you can make just 9 or 12 and have a great sized baby quilt.

Mission: accomplished. Orange, Chartreuse, Navy, & Gray Love that scalloped fabric from Bonnie&Camille's Ruby line...it made the perfect owl tummy!
We have this hanging in my twins' room and they do resort to trickery to get it moved over THEIR bed instead of in between the beds.  

If you're not an owl fan, fear not...

By choosing different fabrics and rotating your block you get:
Fish!
Lots of fish!

Special thanks to my awesome friend Vicki P.  She did her specialty (needle turn applique) on the eyes for the magazine block.  She did an amazing job!

If you'd like to win your very own issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, drop a comment below as your entry.  If you are a follower of this blog, old or new, you can drop an extra comment for an extra chance.  You do not have to be a follower to win.  A winner will be drawn at random at the end of the hop.  To see other legs on the hop, check out the Quiltmaker website.  Thanks for playing along! 

284 comments:

  1. Such a cute block and I love the way it can be an owl or a fish!

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  2. That owl is wonderfull! And the fish too.

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  3. Your little owl is just a hoot and so cute. Love it

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  4. What a cool block! I loved it as owl, but as a fish it is very sweet too! Nice anonymous who burst you onto the Hundred Blocks cover!

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  5. I really like your block(s)!! What a clever idea to be able to make two animals with one pattern!

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  6. What a fun block. I think it would be a big hit with my nephews.

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  7. How creative! Love your blocks.

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  8. I love owls. We once had one come to the tree in our yard for 2 weeks. I love the blog tour because it exposes me to new and interesting teachers. Congrats on being featured.

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  9. I love your block! The owls are adorable! And the fabric you used is very boy friendly! And I love how you can convert it to a fish! :)

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  10. I'm already a follower of your blog! :)

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  11. I can't decide if I like the owl or the fish better. Both are adorable!

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  12. I love that it can be an owl or a fish! Ingenious!

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  13. What an ingenious design, it took me a bit to figure it out, then, it was like, how much more simple could it get! You are definitely gifted!

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  14. VERY unique! Two, Two, Two blocks in one! (just like the gum commercial!) My head is full of ideas and I can't wait to try both of them!

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  15. I love your owl! I need to make this for my mom who has always loved owls. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  16. What a cute idea! I really like the owl, but my daughter really wants the fish lol Thank you for sharing this!

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  17. What really cute blocks, love them both. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. i just love the owls!! nice fish too

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  19. How cute are these baby owls????Loving them.

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  20. Very cute block, love it's versatility.

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  21. Mary, that is just too cute how your Owl block can turn into a Fish block. It's great to meet you. I have 3 boys, too! It's an adventure. Just stopping by to say "hello". Don't enter me in the giveaway, I'm on the tour, too. Have a super day!

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    1. Your block is too cute! I love how you made it into a fish and the fish quilt is great. But the owl is a cutie.

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  22. That is so cute! I like the owl but I would give the fish a go also. Thanks.

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  23. So cute, your block is very creative.

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  24. I think the goldfish are just wonderful!

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  25. Great block. I especially like the way you rotated the block to make fish. With boy/girl twin grandchildren, I might just have to try owls for Missy and Fish for Buddy.

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  26. This block is too cute. Amazing idea!

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  27. Very versatile block. It's great to something that can be used for boys quilts.

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  28. What a fun, fun owl block, thanks for sharing.

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  29. So cute! I love this block ! An owl or fish! This will make a darling baby quilt!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  30. Love the fish and the owl. This block will be fun to make.

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  31. Your owls are so cute! Great ideas for the Drunkards Path blocks.

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  32. Owls or fish - who knew? Love it!

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  33. Congratulations ! Being in a magazine is a very big deal. Great design.

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  34. Love the owls oh wait I love the fish more:)

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  35. This is soooo cute. I can see something for my sister will have to be made using this.. thank you...

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  36. Your owl/fish is soooooooooo cute. I love your block.

    Congrats on begin in the 6th Vol!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  37. Your owl is *darling*! I can't wait to give him a try!!! :)

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  38. I am a new follower. I love your blog AND your block!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  39. Congrats you deserve it. Give yourself a pat on your back for me babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  40. You are so darn clever. You have the cutest owl block that simply became a fish block. I really like that idea. Two for one. Thank you for being a part of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6 and giving all of a chance to win that awesome magazine.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  41. What a clever block that can be used to make a fish or owl.

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  42. Keep going--make a zoo full! Cute guys.

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  43. I love that design and plan to make a whole quilt of little owls.

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  44. I may have to make two. I can't decide which I like better, the owl or the fish. They look like the goldfish crackers my kids loved when they were small.

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  45. What a cute block! I can't wait to get a copy of Vol. 6! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  46. Extra, extra...I'm a follower! Thanks again :-)

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  47. Such adorable blocks! congratulations!

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  48. I love this block. It looks really fun.

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  49. Thank you for the giveaway! Love the owl - it's so cute.

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  50. Your block is adorable. I like the fish alternative better, since owls are creepy.

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  51. Great block! I love the version with 4 blocks together!

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  52. I just signed up to follow your blog. Thank you for an extra chance to win.

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  53. What a great idea for your block. Love it.

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  54. Your block is so fun. Lots of possibilities.

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  55. Congrats on being in the magazine, I love your little owl and made a pillow with it when you first created it!

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  56. First time on your blog, I love your block. I have 5 grandsons and they all love owls.

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    1. What a cute block. I like owls, especially love hearing them at night. But the fish are so cute. Thanks for a chance.

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  57. Just LOVE your owls! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. I just ordered the Accuquilt Drunkards Path die on Saturday and it is on its way to me now!!! I will be making some of those cute little owls for sure!! What great timing! Now I REALLY can't wait to get my hands on 100 Blocks!! Love owls and if you can keep a secret-I am going to make an owl quilt for my granddaughter Chelsea for graduation next spring! Get it-wise old owl? How corny but I love it!!! LOL!!

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  59. Oh yes, I follow your blog on Google feed!

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  60. Very cute block. I am always on the lookout for a different owl block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. The block is great, so cute. Would love a chance to win.

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  62. I am in love with this block. I know just who to make a quilt for out of this block. My granddaughter just this week ask for an owl quilt.

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  63. Too cute! An owl and a fish....wonder whats next? Thanks for a chance to win and the cute ideas!

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  64. Love your block, congrats on being in the magazine!!

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  65. Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. Adorable!!!! Seems as if Owls are really making a comeback:) Love that you can turn it into a fish!

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  67. I have a good friend whose maiden name includes "owl" --- always looking for a little gift --- this block is fun and perfect! hmm --- maybe someone else needs fish?! Thanks for sharing the possibilities.

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  68. What a VERY cute block!! Great design. Thanks for sharing a copy of the latest 100 Blocks!

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  69. Cute owl. And the fish are adorable too! Great job, and congratulations!

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  70. Wow--two animals for one design! So creative--amazing that this cute little owl showed up by playing with shapes! Well done and congrats in the magazine!

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  71. You are so clever! The owl is adorable!!!

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  72. oh your owls and fish are just way too cute. if my mom where still alive i would make her something with these owls. thanks for sharing.

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  73. Adorable! And such a creative use of the drunkard's path block! Inklingo has a collection for this that will make it a breeze to make.

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  74. I like both of your blocks, owl and fish. I'm an animal lover.

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  75. Such a cut block! In both ways!

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  76. Thanks for a second chance being a follower!

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  77. I love owls! Pretty clever you found a way to make a fish out of one... Thanks for the opportunity to win QM 100 Blocks Volume 6. Have a wonderful day, Sandi

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  78. Your owl is adorable, but I really like how turning him on his side he becomes a fish. Really clever!
    sue@asdfwordpro.com

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  79. I saw your owls before, they're soooo cute!!!!, I'll try to make them, trust me ;)!!!

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  80. The owls are great and I love using the drunkers path to create something total different. With my drukers paths I made giant turtles. theslowquilter at gmail dot com.

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  81. Since I felt in love with your owls, I became your follower a while ago...

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  82. I love your blocks. Makes me want to go get a box of goldfish snack crackers...the snack that smiles back!

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  83. Hey....if you turned it another 90 degrees I bet you could make an octopus!

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  84. Brilliant! I love the magic of seeing something in a totally new way. And I LOVE locks that are "boy-friendly" since three of my four two year olds are boys.

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  85. Oh I love owls, and yours are so cute! I can see lots of these in my future. And how clever to make it into a fish. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  86. I really like your block(s), both owl and fish. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. Really cute block. My daughter is in to owls and this would make a cute wall hanging.

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  88. Your Fishquilt is so lovely!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  89. I have always liked your owls and the transformation into fish is great.

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  90. I love the versatility of your block, wonderful block for charity quilts too.

    Debbie

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  91. Great block! both fish and owl are nice!

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  92. What an adorable block - I love that it can be a fish, too! Congratulations on being published in 100 Blocks!

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  93. I have to admit, the fish is almost, and I say almost cuter than the owl...

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  94. I love the owl! It is so cool he can become a fish! This is the first block I think I've seen with this type of variation!

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  95. Oh, what a cute block. I have an idea for an owl quilt for a co-worker's new baby. Hope I win so I can get the pattern!

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  96. Cute blocks! You are so creative! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Love your owl block, but the fish is so cute too. Want a copy of the book!

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  98. Love the owl. I have a daughter that would flip out for this block! She collects all kinds of owls.

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  99. Love the owl! My granddaughters room is done in owls and this would be perfect to make her another quilt. And the fish idea is cute too! Thanks for the great design.

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  100. I love the owl and fish variations. They will make cute comfort quilts for our Guild to give out.

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  101. Such a good block & I can think of several ways to use it.

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  102. I became a follower of your blog.

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  103. I am a collector of owls, so your block is right up my alley.
    Linda in Southern Illinois
    Lequilts.blogspot.com

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  104. Congrats on your blocks. They are so adorable.

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  105. I'm a follower of your blog already!

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  106. Darling owls and cute fish. I certainly wouldn't have thought of doing that with some drunkard's path blocks.

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  107. congrats on having your block in the magazine. And what a cute block it is. Great way to transform it too.

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  108. What an adorable block! Very creative.

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  109. What a great block. And versatile, too. Congratulations on your inclusion in 100 blocks. It is deserved.

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  110. I guess I'm going to have to learn how to sew curves, because I want to make your block. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. Those owls and fish variation of the block are whimsical without being childishly cute. Maybe you could create a pattern for those that do not have a Go cutter.
    P.S. - Congrats on having your block included in the book! The special one you made for the book uses great colors

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  112. Very cute blocks! - thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  113. I love owls so these blocks are wayy cool.

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  114. I love this, both the owl and the fish! I think you may need to make another one for your twins. Rows of mini rick rack would also be cute on the owl where you have the scalloped fabric.

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  115. The owl is cute but how awesome that just by turning you get these adorable fish!!

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  116. What cute quilts! I 'm always amazed how versatile quilt blocks can be through different eyes.

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  117. I 'm a new follower. Not just for the extra chance to win - you are my kind of quilted.

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  118. Love your owl block! How cute he is, and the fish. Thank you for sharing!

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  119. Great block Mary. I love the owl and also those fish as well. Both are equally as adorable. Congratulations.

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  120. Congratulations for having your block in 100 Blocks #6 and for getting on the cover! I like your little owl and was really tickled when I saw what you did with it when turning on it's side and making a fish out of it! Great job!

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  121. What fun to see yourself on the cover of a book! Thrilling, I'm sure. Good for you!

    -Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  122. Love the owl, the colors are so cute. Love that you can turn it into a fish.

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  123. I an a new follower of your blog as I want to make that adorable fish quilt!

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  124. I am not an owl person, but still think they are cute, love the fish :)

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  125. great block, something else to do with drunkards path pieces. really like the fish.

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  126. Owls look very wise. Is that why Harry Potters adopted family was letter bombed by them?

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  127. I love Owls and I have the accuquilt die cutter. I am going to try this block.

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  128. what a cute owl and fish.congratulations!!

    I`m a follower.

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  129. I LOVE your Owls, fish are pretty darn cute too! Never would have thought of those from a Drunkard's path...

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  130. Ha ha! Love the block - the owls are a hoot. And the fishies...make me crave a handful of Goldfish crackers!

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  131. Congratulations! Amazing owl and fish. My first vist to your blog and enjoying all your treasures. Judith, Texas

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  132. Cute block! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  133. I like the owl/fish versatility. And like a comment above, totally thought of gold fish crackers and started singing the ad jingle...

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  134. Cute block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. I love the block, it is cute. Congrats on being in the magazine.

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  135. My daughter loves owls and I love fish, this could be an interesting combination! Love your block!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  136. Love your cute little blocks!

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  137. This is so cute! I love the fish and owl. A great way to use things in different ways.

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  138. very cute!! nicely done...I like the fish also....It is always good to find new ways to use all those pieces.

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  139. That owl is just toooo cute!!! Drunkard's Path has always been one of my favorite blocks, but I would have never thought to do an owl or fish with it. Thanks for opening my eyes to new possibilities!

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  140. I really like your owl block, but absolutely love your fish block! I thin I'll have to it, or a close version. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  141. Love the owl block...and how cool that it can become a fish! Truly a transformer block!! LOL

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  142. What a versatile block. Love the fish.

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  143. Love your block. Don't know which one I like better - the owl or fish. Thanks so much for sharing it with us in 100 Blocks!

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  144. those fish are just way too cute!! thanks for the fun!!

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  145. Oh how clever. That is so cute. I especially love the color choices of the owl. Congrats on making the magazine.

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  146. May have to make a fishy owl quilt. Both versions are way tooooooo cute!

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  147. Congrats for being published! Your owls are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win a book.

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  148. LOVE the owl - will have to make afew fro Granddaugther

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  149. Genious! The fish look like goldfish crackers! I especially like the owl whose eyes are all over the place!

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  150. Love the owl...the button eyes can create some great expressions, and how neat that it turns into a fish!

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  151. Such a cute block - I know some kids that would live to have this on a quilt!

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  152. Owl or a fish! WHat a fresh and versatile block. Congratulations on being in this edition of 100 Quilt Blocks! Jane

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  153. Love your owl/fish block. I used to have a collection of owls, even a small stuffed one that was once in a museum. Thanks for the give-away!

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  154. love your blook... just need to win this issue of the magazine so I can make a block (or more) for more grandaughter who loves owls.

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  155. Cool block! Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway!

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  156. I wish I liked curved piecing better than I do - your owls and fishies are so cute!

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