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Happy 100 Blocks Volume 4 Day!

November 7, 2011

Welcome welcome Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks  Volume 4 Blog Tourists!

Are you ready for some sneaky sneak peeks into this exciting new special issue? I’m telling you Volume 4 is stuffed with AMAZING blocks, I’m so so excited to be a part of it!

And did you guess which block was mine?

I call him Lil’ Monkey and you can find him on page 28,

He was one of those blocks that came together really quickly for me. I’ve wanted to do a monkey for quite some time now and I thought this would be a great opportunity to see what I could put together. I  perused the net for photos of actual monkeys and realized the direction I wanted to take when I came across some stills from Stanley, a kids show from Disney

The shape of the Dad’s head cracks me up!

Anyway, I played around and figured his design out in about an hour. I kept his body really simple and did my best to keep other pieces large enough so making a whole quilt of monkeys would be easy and fun to do! I also played around with some Lil’ Monkey variations, but that’s for another time *wink*

He features backstitched facial features, and satin stitched eyes. The instructions call for an appliqued mouth, or you could take the lazy gals route and color them in with a fabric marker like it did. *grin*  Since those markers tend to bleed a bit, I backstitched the outline first and then carefully colored it in, letting the stitching hide the color bleed.

I’d rate his pattern as easy intermediate, and if you need a refresher in paper piecing check out my video tutorials.

You have to see the rest of that two-page spread he’s on,

See that drop dead gorgeous Maple leaf block by Eileen Fowler, who just happens to be the Associate Editor of Quiltmaker?

I can’t help but feel all giddy about sharing a magazine spread with such esteemed company! *grin*

I have more photos of some ridiculously charming and beautiful blocks from this issue, but I’ll keep those for another day so I don’t spill too many beans right away. It is the first day of the blog tour after all!

So the issue is organized into sections of applique, foundation pieced, mixed technique and pieced, and features a full spread of quilting motifs for you to play with. I’m stoked about that, cause I never know what to do when it’s time to quilt.

And even if you’re new to quilting, this special issue has 4 pages of techniques with great diagrams covering several applique instructions, bias strips, curved piecing, flying geese, foundation piecing, set in seams,  a host of embroidery stitch diagrams, and then a whole page about how to bind and finish your quilts.

Page 88 features a Designer’s Gallery, and look what I found at the very back of the magazine in the Sew to Speak section featuring projects made by you from previous issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks

A darling mini quilt by Julie Harvill called “Swingtime”, featuring My Easter Dress blocks from Volume 3!

So are you drooling or what?!

If you’d like a chance to win your very own copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 4, then leave me a comment below with some way to contact you and I’ll choose one lucky winner this Wednesday November 9, 2011!

**Comments are now closed and I’m off to pick a winner**

~ Good luck and be sure to visit the other great designers participating in the blog tour! ~

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219 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2011 12:24 am

    I’d love to win a copy of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 4.

    Love your block, it looks like it’d be heaps of fun to make.

    Hugs
    Naomi

  2. November 7, 2011 12:27 am

    Naomi Vela just told me about this giveaway…..I’ve not done much quilting so this would be helpful for me.

    Stay happy
    Raelene

  3. Jackie Roisler permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:53 am

    You are a blast, I so enjoyed reading about your monkey creation! I immediately nicnamed him “monkey-boy” and continued smiling as I read your blog 😀 I love paper-piecing, too. I’ll definately look for & make your block.
    Congrats onyour block being chosen for this issue!

  4. Karen permalink
    November 7, 2011 3:05 am

    Great post, adorable block. Congrats!

  5. Jaclyn permalink
    November 7, 2011 3:19 am

    Love your block, as usual!

    I’m wondering if you have any winter/Christmas block patterns for sale. I made the cutest Halloween wall hanging from your patterns last year, & I’d love a winter one.

  6. Janet Parde permalink
    November 7, 2011 3:37 am

    Great block! I like paperpiecing. I also liked your Easter dress block from the 3rd issue.

  7. Joyce Mitchell permalink
    November 7, 2011 3:54 am

    Love the little monkey. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  8. Lisa Marie permalink
    November 7, 2011 3:58 am

    Oh my goodness that block is adorable! It makes me want to start on a kid’s quilt right now! Oh yeah, gotta wait for the magazine — thanks for the chance to win!

  9. November 7, 2011 4:07 am

    Love the monkey block, and whole quilt, my grandson will love it…..thanks for a chance to win that book, I got volume 3 and love it, I will love this on also….thanks

  10. November 7, 2011 4:28 am

    Lil’ Monkey is adorable. I can see him adorning a toddler’s quilt.

  11. Mary Beth Ticknor permalink
    November 7, 2011 4:30 am

    I loved the Halloween pictures and follow you everyday!! Love the monkey and would love to win. Have to make that monkey for my granddaughter a quilt!! She loves sock monkeys and that would look so cute on her bed!!

  12. Judy W permalink
    November 7, 2011 4:30 am

    Quiltmaker has started a WONDERFUL tradition with your 100 blocks issues! Can’t wait to get my hands on the newest one! Thanks for a chance to win!
    Judy W

  13. SewLindaAnn permalink
    November 7, 2011 4:30 am

    Your monkey is fabulous and fun! I’ve never seen anything like it and can’t wait to see more.

  14. November 7, 2011 4:32 am

    What an adorable block! I’ve enjoyed the previous issues of 100 Blocks, and this one looks just as inspiring. Thanks for giving away a copy 🙂

  15. November 7, 2011 4:33 am

    I love your block! So cute! Woukld be perfect for my son, he loves monkeys!

  16. Madeline permalink
    November 7, 2011 4:41 am

    I love your little monkey, he looks just like a little boy I know

  17. Michele permalink
    November 7, 2011 4:42 am

    cute block

  18. Earlynne permalink
    November 7, 2011 4:42 am

    I would love the chance to have this book. Your square is darling.

  19. Lori enyart permalink
    November 7, 2011 4:45 am

    Love, love, LOVE the monkey! Wow, what a fantastic job. Pick me! Pick me!

  20. Sandra Timmons permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:06 am

    Lil’ Monkey is so darn cute. You just want to make a quilt with him right now, However, you would need a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 4 first. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of such a fun and exciting copy. Can’t wait to see it for myself.

    Sandi from Sonora, CA

  21. Darlene Staley permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:15 am

    I love your little monkey block. Adorable. Would love to win a copy…thanks for a chance!

  22. Nancy permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:22 am

    A niece loves monkeys, and I think I could just add a little bow to make a darling block for her!

  23. Karen A permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:22 am

    Cute block, it would be great in a kid’s quilt.

  24. November 7, 2011 5:27 am

    Cute block–I need to learn paper piecing so I can make it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the latest 100 blocks issue!

  25. November 7, 2011 5:28 am

    I just love your Block that has to be the sweetest Monkey I have seen yet!! It doesnt look very difficult at all so Im very excited I really would love to make the little guy.

    Thank You

    Erin Wilson

  26. Joan permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:32 am

    I Love that little Monkey — He reminds me of my nephew! 😉 And since my current addiction is collecting quilt blocks, I would Love to win the latest copy of 100 Blocks. Thanks for the opportunity —
    Joan

  27. Terezka permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:43 am

    It is my first time I hear about 100 blocks and I am thrilled. It must be wonderfull magazine and your monkey is just so cute. Thanks for making my day and giving me oportunity to learn something new.

  28. November 7, 2011 5:46 am

    This is my first blog tour. Love your block and now to poke around on your site.

    talb9999@yahoo.com

  29. Bonnie permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:47 am

    I would love to win a copy of this magazine. Such inspiration!

  30. November 7, 2011 5:48 am

    Your monkey is just cute! I’ve been looking forward to this release. These magazines are like treasure chests for making bee and swap blocks! Thanks for a chance to win it!

  31. November 7, 2011 5:50 am

    Very cute block and congrats on having your block in the magazine. I have the first 3 issues and would definitely love to win this one.

  32. lee permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:52 am

    Very sweet block! i love it – thanks!

  33. November 7, 2011 6:03 am

    What a cute little block…I think you could do portraits. 🙂 I’d love to win a copy; fingers crossed X.

  34. November 7, 2011 6:09 am

    Thanks for sharing your process as you designed your block! I always find its interesting to learn how other quilters are inspired.

  35. Sherry D permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:16 am

    Such a cute monkey!

  36. Carol C. permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:23 am

    Love your block!! How cute!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  37. November 7, 2011 6:24 am

    Just adorable!! You are very clever.

  38. Elaine permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:25 am

    What a great block!! Hope I win the magazine – if not – off to my fav quilt store to pick one up! Thanks for the chance!!

  39. Barbara permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:26 am

    Sooo cute!!

  40. Maria Kievit permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:38 am

    Really cute monkey, Full of spark!!!! Would be nice to sew on a baby blanket, with more kid blocks!

  41. Catia Vettorello permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:41 am

    I’ve just discovered you and I’m so glad to say I like your work.
    Ciao from Italy
    Catia

  42. November 7, 2011 6:41 am

    Congratulations! Your block is so cute.

  43. November 7, 2011 6:46 am

    Your block is so sweet! I love it. I enjoyed your post.

  44. November 7, 2011 6:47 am

    Beyond cute! love your look!

  45. Carol Lavallee permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:49 am

    I love paper piecing and this looks like a fun block to make a full quilt out of.

  46. Annmarie permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:50 am

    Your block is cute, cute, cute! Can’t wait to se all the rest in Vol 4.

  47. Lori S permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:51 am

    Your style is very unique! I am so glad the block tour touch me here to explore more of your designs. I love your peeping owl too! Congratulations on a great block in Volume 4 and thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Jeannie permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:52 am

    I so enjoyed Lil Monkey — it reminded me of my son yrs and yrs ago — he’s now 34 and I rarely see signs of monkey anymore. thanks for reminding me.

  49. November 7, 2011 6:56 am

    I would love to win this mag so that my collection is complete. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

  50. November 7, 2011 6:56 am

    Love your little monkey! What a fun design for kids of all ages!

  51. Barbara B. permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:57 am

    This is my first blog tour…very exciting! From what I’ve seen, the book is a must-have!

  52. ShariK permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:58 am

    Your block is adorable – sooo cute. Thanks for showing pictures of the inside of the book. I like to see how it’s organzied and printed. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the book!

    My email address should be accessible to you through the comments.

  53. Linda E in AZ permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:59 am

    Li’ll Monkey is a cutie (in a funky sort of way)!
    thanks

  54. Charity permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:03 am

    You seem to have a great spirt of fun, and it is equally represented in your block. It just makes me smile 🙂
    Love all this sneak peaking inside the magazine.

  55. Glenna Reynolds permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:05 am

    Love your monkey person!

  56. November 7, 2011 7:08 am

    I can’t wait to see all the new blocks in the new 100 magazine. Your monkey is so sweet.

  57. Joan permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:14 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks magazine!

  58. November 7, 2011 7:15 am

    I’m anxious to get this edition of the 100 Blocks. Sign me up for a copy, Please.

  59. Jeanne permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:18 am

    cute monkey block! I would love to win the 100 block edition mag!

    Happy quilting!

  60. Lorri permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:30 am

    Very cute monkey block. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  61. Anne Brown permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:44 am

    Love the monkey! I look forward to more patterns coming from you.

  62. Judy permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:01 am

    The block is darling. I can’t wait for the next great-nephew to come along to make it!

  63. Kathy Biggs permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:03 am

    How very cute! Reminds me of one of my grandsons.

  64. November 7, 2011 8:03 am

    congrats! love ‘Monkey’–he looks as though he could do some ‘monkeying’ around!

  65. November 7, 2011 8:10 am

    Oh goodness, I would love to win. I love the monkey block!!

  66. November 7, 2011 8:14 am

    Love the little monkey block, thanks

  67. Jennifer permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:21 am

    i love this little guy, just too cute! Can’t wait to get my hands on the magazine, I have a monkey print that would be PERFECT for this!

  68. November 7, 2011 8:27 am

    Your blocks are awesome and I just love the monkey block!

    hugz

  69. November 7, 2011 8:33 am

    That is a darling Lil’ Monkey!
    anudge(at)gmail(dot)com

  70. Lori Mahar permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:40 am

    Love your monkey block!

  71. Jenny Brooks permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:44 am

    I would love to win a ccopy!
    Jenny in florida

  72. Jennie Steward permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:50 am

    I would love to win this book! It looks like a real winner!

  73. Kathy O in GA permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:58 am

    I’d love to win a copy – I have a thing for monkeys…and it would be cute to start making some baby quilts for future grands!

  74. November 7, 2011 8:58 am

    Your block made me smile. Very cute!

  75. Julie Shirley permalink
    November 7, 2011 9:02 am

    Love the fresh and creative looks of your blocks–your “monkey” (boy) block is adorable!!
    Would love to win 100 Blocks 4 to follow your directions to make such a block….

  76. November 7, 2011 9:19 am

    Would love to win a copy of 100 Blocks4. There are so many wonderful patterns. Yours is adorable.

  77. Gill permalink
    November 7, 2011 9:37 am

    I love your paper pieced block!
    A mini quilt of these would look really great!!
    Thanks!

  78. November 7, 2011 9:38 am

    I need to keep my collection of these great magazines complete. Love your block – reminds me a bit of Curious George -my son will love it, too!!!

  79. Susie McKinney permalink
    November 7, 2011 9:48 am

    I’m sooooo excited to get my hands on Volume 4!!!!

  80. Tamsyn permalink
    November 7, 2011 9:53 am

    The Monkey block is great fun!

  81. ilean permalink
    November 7, 2011 9:56 am

    can’t wait to get a copy of this book. my grandson loves loves loves monkeys. i’m going to find a way to use this block for him

  82. Pam Romine permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:08 am

    I really enjoyed the monkey block

  83. November 7, 2011 10:10 am

    I have the whole collection so far…winning volume 4 would be a treat 🙂
    BTW, love the little monsters that show up beside our posts… 🙂

  84. wordygirl permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:16 am

    How fun! My nephews would love your monkey boy. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  85. Donna Joy permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:18 am

    Your block looks so hard, but it sure is cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  86. Sherena Titus permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:18 am

    Love the Lil Monkey. So cute! Makes me think of 10 little monkeys jumping on the bed.

  87. Jill permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:19 am

    Cute Block! It reminds me of my grandsons.

  88. Kristi permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:39 am

    I just finished a quilt with paper pieced block s, They were arrows, 42 of them. I’d love to win. wbotw39 @ hotmail dot com

  89. Janice permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:45 am

    Love the monkey, that is the theme for my grandson’s nursery. I better get busy!
    jhakin@aol.com

  90. November 7, 2011 10:48 am

    He’s a cute little guy and very unique. I always love this blog hop because the designers have such great blocks to show. Thanks.

  91. Sue Bennett permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:53 am

    I would love to win this magazine. I have collected all of them

  92. November 7, 2011 10:53 am

    Thats darling and would love to get a copy. Thanks much!

  93. Marge in Louisiana permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:56 am

    What a fun block. The little girl’s feet in her Easter shoes still brings a chuckle. What a great sense of humor you have.

  94. PJB permalink
    November 7, 2011 11:13 am

    What a great group of blocks. I never win anything, but would love to get the magazine.

  95. November 7, 2011 11:22 am

    Yes, I would love a chance to win this magazine! Thanks for counting me in, Sonja.

  96. Deborah permalink
    November 7, 2011 11:41 am

    How cute is that block! Would love to win a copy of the magazine.

  97. November 7, 2011 11:44 am

    Love the monkey!
    I’ll have to make one for my best friend’s little monkeys 😉

  98. November 7, 2011 11:44 am

    Congrats on being in the magazine!! I love your lil monkey and that you got the inspiration from a Disney cartoon! Too cute! Thanks for a chance to get a copy for myself!

  99. November 7, 2011 11:46 am

    What a cute monkey!

  100. November 7, 2011 11:53 am

    Mazel Tov! I’m getting such a charge of seeing your designs in print. Way to go Sonja!

  101. Barb Skinner permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:01 pm

    Your patterns are quirky and fun…I love them!

  102. charlotte dudley permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:07 pm

    Would love to win this book. Your block is very cute.

  103. November 7, 2011 12:07 pm

    That block is way too cute! Thank you for a chance to win me that magazine. 🙂

  104. Carol Sc permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:12 pm

    I have just the “little monkey” that this block will be perfect for. He will just giggle, when he sees it (and I will laugh right along with him!).

  105. Dee permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:15 pm

    Love monkeys – way too cute! Thank you for all your information.

  106. November 7, 2011 12:15 pm

    Very cute block!

  107. heather quinn permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:17 pm

    I love your site. Glad i did the tour.

  108. Nancy Sue permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:17 pm

    Love it! I love how open his face and expression become with the one eyebrow! Fantastic! Who can resist the hair!

  109. roseann permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:18 pm

    Really like your spirit and creativity! Thanks for making me smile.

  110. November 7, 2011 12:31 pm

    I look forwards to this blog hop every time. Your block is cute!

  111. November 7, 2011 12:33 pm

    I love the little monster icons that show up next to all of the comments! how fun. I love your block. He is so cut. A bunch of them would make a great boy blanket. Thank you!

  112. Sally King permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:34 pm

    The book looks great. Would love to own one. Thanks for the give away. Love your block!!

  113. Pat V. permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:44 pm

    Thanks for this sneak peak! I’m totally stoked, and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  114. Paula permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:45 pm

    Cute block – he is adorable! And you know I will buy the magazine if I don’t win it, but it would be fun to win! Thank you for the chance!

  115. Linda in PA permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:50 pm

    I love your little monkey block. He is so cute! I’d love to win a copy of this magazine.

  116. Stephanie Matz permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:51 pm

    What a fun block for the grandchildren! Congratulations!

  117. Cindi C permalink
    November 7, 2011 12:59 pm

    Cute block! Love it! I always look forward to the 100 block issue, it’s so much fun!

  118. Sue Rogers permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:03 pm

    Love our vlock. Looks like it will be fun to do and can’t wait for variations. I like foundation piecing because of the accuracy and at times I use it for quilt as you go on small projects. This book will be filled with inspiration.

  119. Karyn Ashley-Smith permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:14 pm

    Love the little Monkey Boy! Loved your Easter Dress block last year too. Congrats on being in another fantastic volume of blocks!

  120. Janis T permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:18 pm

    This was a fun post to read! I’m looking forward to Vol 4!

  121. November 7, 2011 1:24 pm

    Neat Block!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  122. November 7, 2011 1:48 pm

    So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  123. Barbara L permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:52 pm

    Your little block is so adorable! You’ve given such a cute personality! Congrats on your block being included in this volume.

  124. November 7, 2011 1:57 pm

    Your Little Monkey is the cutest! I think he could easily double as Dennis the Menace or some little mischievous little boy. Enjoyed the work you put into your blog post and look forward to your drawing on Wednesday!

  125. November 7, 2011 2:02 pm

    Sonja, your designs are adorable! I’m so glad I found your blog. Kd ~ http://www.KdQuilts.com

  126. November 7, 2011 2:08 pm

    I would absolutely love to win a copy!

  127. November 7, 2011 2:11 pm

    So many great ideas already and this is only the first day.

  128. VickiT permalink
    November 7, 2011 2:12 pm

    Super cute little monkey block. I really love the way they organize the magazine as well with the sections being separated the way they do too. And the extra tips in the back are great so while working on a block if you have a question you can find it right there and not have to go to the computer to look it up. It seems anything that takes me back to my computer finds me staying there being distracted for hours instead of finding what I went there for and then right back to the block I was working on. lol

  129. Mary Jo permalink
    November 7, 2011 2:12 pm

    I have the other three 100 Blocks books and I can’t wait to get this one! I LOVE all the blocks and enjoy looking them over again and again!!!

  130. November 7, 2011 2:32 pm

    I just LOVE these magazines! I’m anxiosly awaiting the release date LOL But it would be even greater to WIN a copy! If I do, please contact me via my email. Thanks.

  131. Judy W permalink
    November 7, 2011 2:54 pm

    This is a very creative, fun block. I would love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity to win a magazine.
    Judy W

  132. VickiM permalink
    November 7, 2011 3:02 pm

    What a darling little guy…he’d make a great center for a quilt!

  133. Kaye M. permalink
    November 7, 2011 3:12 pm

    Your little monkey block is very creative! My little grandson would love it. It looks like there are lots of fun ideas in this new magazine.

  134. November 7, 2011 3:28 pm

    Your little guy is cute as a button! Keep up the good work, maybe a whole family of monkeys!

  135. November 7, 2011 3:33 pm

    Your little monkey is just darling! I poked around your blog a bit and I just want to let you know I think you do great work.

  136. Laurie B permalink
    November 7, 2011 3:50 pm

    Little Monkey Boy is so cute! He looks so much like my adorable great-nephew that I’m going to need to turn him into a throw for the little guy.

  137. November 7, 2011 3:55 pm

    Your little monkey is a cutie. Reminds me of my brother when he was a little boy – 50 years ago!

  138. November 7, 2011 3:57 pm

    I love your little monkey boy block and bet you’ll see them springing up in quilts everywhere.

  139. November 7, 2011 4:00 pm

    What an adorable block! Your style is unlike any of the other patterns out there and I love it. Congratulations on being in the magazine!

  140. Cecilia permalink
    November 7, 2011 4:37 pm

    Your monkey block is cute! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  141. November 7, 2011 4:40 pm

    I love your block! So cute!

  142. November 7, 2011 5:11 pm

    Your little monkey is dang cute!! He would be perfect for any baby or toddler’s quilt!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this great magazine!
    Paulette

  143. candace permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:17 pm

    Love your block! It looks just like my grandson, lol!!

  144. Sandi P. permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:23 pm

    Congratulations on being included again. I love your little monkey – too too cute.

  145. Marcia permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:31 pm

    That’s the most human looking monkey I have ever seen, and he is drop dead adorable. Kids shirts should abound with his likeness on them from coast to coast. He is a great looking kid and a great block. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us all.

  146. Judy P permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:35 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m a new quilter and any new resource is a help.

  147. Nancy permalink
    November 7, 2011 5:35 pm

    The monkey block is cute. I would love to win a copy of this to add to the other 3 issues that I have here. They are great to have and I like the wonderful variety of blocks that are designed by all of you.

  148. November 7, 2011 5:43 pm

    What a neat block! I would love to win the magazine, thanks!

  149. November 7, 2011 5:44 pm

    Your monkey is Cute! Would love to win a copy!

  150. November 7, 2011 6:03 pm

    Such a cute little guy. Would make a cute Cub Scout pack quilt.

  151. Carol permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:06 pm

    What a cute block! Thanks for sharing how you created it.

  152. November 7, 2011 6:10 pm

    OMG! That is too cute!! And thanks for the chance to win.

  153. November 7, 2011 6:24 pm

    You block sure is cute. I love your Halloween costumes and the Jack-O-Lanters are really cool!

  154. Marianne permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:31 pm

    Love your block. I would love to win a copy of this great magazine.

  155. MarciaW permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:32 pm

    The little monkey is too cute. I appreciate your sharing the design process that you used for the block. Congratulations on being published in QM 100. Please include me in the drawing.

  156. kathy buteau permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:35 pm

    what a cute block and would i love to be a winner

  157. Gay Cooper permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:50 pm

    What a cute monkey! Thanks for the preview, would love to win a copy!

  158. November 7, 2011 6:54 pm

    What a funny, sunny block! It makes me smile — as would winning a copy of this incredible magazine! Thank you! 🙂

  159. November 7, 2011 6:57 pm

    I would flip if I won this magazine – it looks just awesome !!!!
    Thanks for the chance 😉

  160. November 7, 2011 7:17 pm

    love your block – such a cute little guy! Love these issues of the magazine, too — thanks for sharing your ideas
    Beth in Dallas

  161. November 7, 2011 7:32 pm

    Monkey is awesome! Magazine would be great for ideas for our quilts at World of Charity Stitching. Thanks!

    Dona
    http://worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

  162. LoriL permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:32 pm

    What a cute block. Would love to win a copy of the magazine and give it a whirl. Thanks

  163. November 7, 2011 7:38 pm

    You block is so fun, lots of possibilities with fabric changes, great for a kids quilt.

    Debbie

  164. Debbie permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:43 pm

    I call our youngest grandson monkey boy so this will make a great center block for his quilt!

  165. Nancy B from Many LA permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:02 pm

    I’d love to win this – I just LOVE this series!

    nrbird @ gmail . com

  166. Jill permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:12 pm

    Love your block. Can’t wait to get this issue.

  167. November 7, 2011 8:27 pm

    wow, in addition to enjoying the 100 blocks and your is really cute – i got some great fashion tips on your page. some of those outfits look just like i feel sometime
    Scarlette shobbs@vcu.edu

  168. November 7, 2011 8:49 pm

    Hahahahahaha, your lil monkey’s really cute, I love him and love paper piecing, I’d love to make it 🙂

  169. Karen W. permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:55 pm

    I love your block! Thanks for the giveaway.

  170. Lisa E permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:57 pm

    Some really creative blocks out there. Love the monkey!

  171. November 7, 2011 9:09 pm

    So much variety in this issue–surely something for everyone.

  172. Karen permalink
    November 7, 2011 9:13 pm

    I’ve never tried paper piecing but he’s pretty cute…..

  173. November 7, 2011 9:25 pm

    What an adorable monkey!

  174. November 7, 2011 9:35 pm

    It looks like the magazine is better than ever this year! I’d love to win.

  175. Cathryn permalink
    November 7, 2011 9:35 pm

    I wouldn’t have called that a li’l monkey! Perhaps a little imp. If this volume is anything like the others, I’m already busy planning on what to do from just seeing the few previews.

  176. November 7, 2011 9:36 pm

    your block is really something! liked your book review … would really like to win a copy of this book! thanx for the opportunity to do so!

  177. Tammy Hempel permalink
    November 7, 2011 9:52 pm

    Your block is SO CUTE!!!! I can’t wait to get my copy!! I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  178. November 7, 2011 9:55 pm

    Wow your block has the cutest expression – I’d love to win a copy of the book – thanks for the chance 🙂

  179. November 7, 2011 10:10 pm

    Your block is so adorable. I just want to hug that little monkey. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to get this copy. Thank you for the giveaway

  180. Amanda permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:11 pm

    Awww, what a cutie patootie L’il Monkey is. He looks like he’d never get into any mischief with that whimsical grin.
    Amanda

  181. November 7, 2011 10:22 pm

    How cool is he??!!! I made some paper pieced blocks from the last volume and now have a love for it!!!! Can’t wait to get my hot little hands on this monkey!!!!
    thanks so much

  182. November 7, 2011 11:03 pm

    Your block is so cute 😀

  183. November 7, 2011 11:32 pm

    Your block is adorable! I would love to win a copy!

  184. November 8, 2011 4:07 am

    Cute monkey. Actually, he sort of reminds me of one of my grandsons!c

  185. Debby Patz permalink
    November 8, 2011 4:24 am

    Love your little “monkey”! I am so inspired by fresh new designs. Please enter me in the giveaway!

  186. Dana permalink
    November 8, 2011 4:26 am

    Your block makes me laugh, it’s so fun. Thanks.

  187. November 8, 2011 4:53 am

    Oh, your block is so cute!

  188. Teresa in Music City permalink
    November 8, 2011 5:12 am

    Oh Sonja that “lil monkey” is just too cute!!!! I have to make one for my newest grandson due in about 2 weeks. His mother loves monkeys and I know this will make her laugh!!!

  189. Jenn permalink
    November 8, 2011 6:01 am

    Thanks for sharing your creative idea – and for the link to the video tutorial. I think I’ll be needing that for this block to be in my skill range 🙂
    locknessa at hotmail.com

  190. November 8, 2011 6:38 am

    Love your block. So many talented quilters. Hugs

  191. Debbie permalink
    November 8, 2011 6:40 am

    My niece just announced she is having a baby boy in February and she loves monkeys this will make a great block to use… along with a Curious George book…

  192. Naomi Bannister permalink
    November 8, 2011 7:22 am

    I would love to win a copy. Thank you.

  193. November 8, 2011 8:43 am

    Adorable, great for kids!

  194. Jodi G. permalink
    November 8, 2011 9:34 am

    Oh I’m loving your little monkey. hehe. How clever are you to be able
    to design a block like that. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  195. Judy permalink
    November 8, 2011 9:36 am

    What a cute block!

  196. Marie permalink
    November 8, 2011 10:24 am

    Very cute blocks. My favorite is the leaf!

  197. Marie permalink
    November 8, 2011 10:26 am

    Oops sorry should have read before posting my comment. I love the little monkey block too! 😀

  198. November 8, 2011 10:26 am

    Another great block. Congrats.

  199. November 8, 2011 10:43 am

    So happy to have found your blog and your inspiring paper piecing. I’m new to paper piecing but love it and that monkey is darling! Thanks for the chance to win.
    ellisonlane@gmail.com

  200. Rose permalink
    November 8, 2011 11:40 am

    Gotta love monkeys!

  201. Nancy permalink
    November 8, 2011 11:41 am

    Love the little monkey block … sooooooo adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

  202. November 8, 2011 12:18 pm

    I’m so happy to have discovered your fun blog and designs during this blog hop!

  203. November 8, 2011 12:26 pm

    Oh, your blocks aare adorable….

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  204. November 8, 2011 12:28 pm

    I love the li’l monkey! He’s just too darn cute!

  205. November 8, 2011 12:50 pm

    I would love an opportunity to enter your giveaway! Thanks!!

  206. Sherri G permalink
    November 8, 2011 1:03 pm

    Love your monkey block!!!

  207. November 8, 2011 2:33 pm

    Of course I would love to win a copy of THE magical book. Your block is really cute!

  208. November 8, 2011 2:34 pm

    I’d LOVE to be your # one pick~~~

  209. November 8, 2011 3:08 pm

    Your cartoon block is cute. He also reminds me of Bobby (Howie Mandell’s).

  210. November 8, 2011 5:10 pm

    Love, love LOVE to paper piece! Can’t wait to make your little monkey block for a friend!

  211. Darlene Jacolik permalink
    November 8, 2011 5:37 pm

    Cute monkey! Been trying ti figure out a quilt for my grandson. This might just be it.

  212. Bailey permalink
    November 8, 2011 5:40 pm

    I love your block! So cute!

  213. November 8, 2011 6:15 pm

    Love the little monkey. Reminds me of someone I know. LOL!

  214. November 8, 2011 6:30 pm

    Cute block, thank you for the giveaway.

  215. Jeanne permalink
    November 8, 2011 6:34 pm

    Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win this great magazine!

  216. November 8, 2011 7:04 pm

    very cute monkey! great block.

  217. November 8, 2011 10:06 pm

    I tested blocks for vol 4 but did not get the honor of doing yours. If I had there would be a whole quilt of monkeys in my collection. My granddaugher was thumbing through the mag with me and saw your block, she said- is that my dad when he was a kid?
    (we use to call him Monkey Mike b/c he was a climber) cracked me up, I know I will make this block and add it to a quilt for him someday. can’t wait to see your other ideas. cw

  218. November 9, 2011 12:41 am

    Thanks so much for your awesome comments everyone!! I’m closing comments down and I’m off to pick a winner! Good luck!

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