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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6!

November 5, 2012

Hey hey hey!

It’s a fine day to help announce the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 magazine, don’t ‘cha think?

Oh I love these special issues, they’re just chock full of fantastic blocks! And this one doesn’t disappoint!

I was so excited about having a block in this issue, I coerced my monkeys with halloween candy  appealed to my children’s loving nature and asked them to pose out in the front yard for me.

So mommy, what page is your pattern on?

Try page 27 kiddo!

Yep, right beside one really cool swirly geese block, you’ll find my Arctic Seal on the first 2 page spread of the foundation pieced patterns section.

He’s a quick and easy pattern to whip up and enjoy all winter long! I used Robert Kaufman’s quilter’s linen in aqua for the ice, and Alexander Henry’s heath in black/white for the night sky. I have no idea who makes that cherry fabric I used for the nose, I’ve been hoarding my few remaining scraps literally for 7 years now lol!

If you’d like to win a free copy of the magazine, please leave me a comment below with your favourite joke or a funny story, and I’ll draw a winner on November 8th, 2012! Make sure to leave an email address or some way to contact you!   The winner’s been announced! Thanks so much for playing!

Make sure you pop over to Quiltmaker’s blog to find the rest of the blog tour sites, and snag yourself more chances to win a magazine!

Good luck and Happy Sewing everyone!

and reading…

..or drooling…

I promise, that won’t be the winner’s copy! 


174 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2012 5:46 pm

    Club sandwiches! Not seals! I ADORE this little guy. He’s adorbz. And so are your kids! They look just like you! You can reach me at caroldotbrowneatgmaildotcom 🙂

  2. Glenna Reynolds permalink
    November 5, 2012 7:06 pm

    Great block!! Love your pictures with the kids!

  3. November 5, 2012 7:12 pm

    would love to win! love your kids pictures

  4. November 5, 2012 7:34 pm

    My funny story was from this morning. I picked Harry out of his crib, and lifted him above my head. His mouth was open and a long string of drool came shooting out of his smiling face and landed in my eye. He was laughing away and there was no escape b/c I was laying on the floor. =) Good Morning Mommy!

  5. November 5, 2012 7:36 pm

    cute seal! lame joke – how much does a hipster weigh? an instagram!

  6. November 5, 2012 7:42 pm

    Oh, I’m terrible at telling jokes! But I’m good at making a fool of myself over a good (bad?) one. I truly laugh till tears come at sponge bob, when he cries underwater and becomes a Flat sponge (underwater!) And then, restores his sponginess with seawater (!) and then, cries himself flat again (underwater!)
    I love your seal and all your work. Congrats on the hundred no. 6!

  7. Candy permalink
    November 5, 2012 8:30 pm

    Why do fluorescent lights hum? They don’t know the words. I love paper piecing and your seal is adorable!

  8. Michelle permalink
    November 5, 2012 9:40 pm

    Now I have 2 magazines on my wish list! How about my favorite joke from when I was a kid? How come the elephant took toilet paper to the party? Because he was a party pooper!

  9. November 5, 2012 10:41 pm

    I can never remember jokes but my life is full of fun times and laughter! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Sue Bone permalink
    November 5, 2012 11:22 pm

    How do you stop a rhino from charging? Take away its credit card.

  11. Hanke permalink
    November 5, 2012 11:59 pm

    Nice seal!! No jokes ;-( But much of fun!

  12. November 6, 2012 12:06 am

    What is funny Seeing our bunny jump over the dog 🙂 Finding fun in the little things and just plain enjoying life is what matters. 🙂

  13. November 6, 2012 1:57 am

    A very funny block. I like it. And what a nice monster next to my comment.

  14. wordygirl permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:33 am

    Why did the computer catch a cold? Because he forgot to close his windows!

  15. Linda permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:33 am

    Oh man….I don’t know any jokes. But for real I love the blog tour because it exposes me to new and interesting teachers. Congrats on being featured.

  16. Bev Gunn permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:02 am

    Not really a joke, but I became a new mom to 4 children at age 56! They were adopted from Russia and Keep my life full of love and laughter.

  17. Carla G permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:15 am

    I love your seal! He is adorable! Here’s one of my kids favorite jokes… Where do snowmen store their money? In Snow Banks! And then they laugh! 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  18. SuzK permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:18 am

    when my son was a little boy he came running into the living room all excited..Mom, Mom, I know the funniest joke: Why did the chicken cross the road? I said, obviously, I have no idea, why did he? Because he was chicken! and then he laid back on the sofa and laughed for 5 minutes. that was over 25 years ago and I can still hear his laugh. if I come across chicken jokes, I’ll forward them to him – he still remembers too. Congratulations for being in the magazine, your block is adorable – I love the photos of your kids.

  19. November 6, 2012 4:30 am

    I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.

    ‘This is the 21st century, old man,’ he said. ‘We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad.’

    I can tell you, that fly never knew what hit it…

    Sorry, best I can come up with at this time of the morning. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great week.

  20. Dee permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:41 am

    Your children are adorable, as is the seal! Sorry,l am not good at jokes.

  21. November 6, 2012 5:10 am

    Very cute block! I can’t remember a joke to save my life, sorry!

  22. robin permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:11 am

    such a ca-Ute block! I enjoy a good chuckle but never remember a joke to be able to tell it again- sorry! I can relate an incident that happened to me, tho. We live across the street from an elementary school. As I enjoy speedwalking in the mornings I usually end my walk as the children are beginning to clump up around the vacinity of the school. As I passed a small group of kids being escorted by a mom, I heard one little fella ask the woman, “is that a streetwalker?”. Made me chuckle all the way home!

  23. November 6, 2012 5:21 am

    I can never think of a joke when i need it! But your block is adorable!!

  24. November 6, 2012 5:21 am

    Hello! Your block is adorable & so are your children! What did the monster say when he got taller? I gruesome! (grew some). Okay, it’s corny & I made it up myself. I’m just stopping by to say “hello”. Don’t enter me in the giveaway, I’m on the tour, too. Have a super day!

  25. Bernie S permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:28 am

    Well, I don’t have a joke, but our whole family still laughs about the time my son, now 43, came home from first grade after getting into trouble yet again. We sat on the sofa and he told me in all seriousness, “I know what my problem is: YOU don’t have a sense of humor.” Well, he has changed his mind and has come to appreciate my dry, weird sense of humor.

  26. November 6, 2012 5:30 am

    I don’t have a good joke. I just have one of those groaners. I adore groaners by the way.

    What is the mosquito’s favorite sport?

    Skin Diving!!!

    (I can hear the collective groans. LOL.)

    Thank you for a chance to win.

  27. November 6, 2012 5:33 am

    Great block. I don’t have a joke or story really except that while quilting a rush job, I was so pleased when it was finally done and ready for binding only to find out that my bobbin had run out quite some time before the end. I had to laugh….what else could I do? I know all other quilters have had this very same experience, that’s what made me laugh!

  28. Brenda Hulsey permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:33 am

    Oh, I don’t hear many jokes so I don’t have one to share. Sorry!

  29. Mary Jane Cardwell permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:34 am

    I enjoy humor, but have no jokes to post. Sorry. I do like your seal block.

  30. Becky Lambert permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:39 am

    What a fun block, even cuter kids, thanks for sharing !

  31. November 6, 2012 5:52 am

    Your kids in your post is super cute. Joke—A guy walks up to a man standing at a bus stop with a dog beside him. The guy says to the man “does your dog bite?” The man says “no”. So the guy reaches down to pet the dog and the dog bites him. The guy says “I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite!” The mans says “that’s not my dog.”

  32. Debbie Rhodes permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:53 am

    When my 35 year old daughter was going to day care with a valued family friend.. as a one year old she came out of the play room rubbing what my friend at first thought was hand lotion on her head… but to her surprise it was glue… we have laughed for 34 years about the glue in her hair….

  33. Pattij permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:54 am

    What kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap. I LOVE your seal!

  34. goonyburd permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:56 am

    “I’ve spent most of my life making quilts. The rest I’ve just wasted.” Can anyone relate? LOL!

  35. November 6, 2012 6:03 am

    One of the 2nd grade students that I sub for was studying for a social studies test recently. Her mom asked her about the division of the legislative branch. She said, “The Senate and the House of Reptiles.” I LOL!

    Your seal and your children are so cute!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  36. Patricia Hersl permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:13 am

    Just happened after Storm Sandy blew through–the hubbs said, “Gotta love Delaware. First they waive all the tolls then they forbid anyone to drive.” Okay, not my best story, but the good one takes a while. And I did save you from Benny.

  37. Denise permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:21 am

    I can’t tell a joke to save my life, but love to laugh. I loved, loved, loved your halloween post. As a mom of 4, the halloween rush (and even the barfing) made me smile. Quilt time helps.

  38. November 6, 2012 6:23 am

    Your seal block for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 6 is so cute. Your kids looking at the magazine is even cuter. Which reminds me of this old joke: What is black, white and red all over? Newspaper. It’s been around forever. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a priceless magazine.

    Sandi T.

  39. Patricia permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:26 am

    Knock, knock
    Who’s there?
    Seal who?
    Seal you in QM’s 100 Blocks, Volume 6!!!

    Love your block!!

  40. SueB permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:30 am

    Love your block. I am not good with jokes so I don’t have one.

  41. Gill permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:31 am

    Great block!
    What’s brown and sticky??
    A stick!

  42. Tanja H permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:32 am

    I don’t know any rated pg-13 jokes; but I still love your seal block.

  43. November 6, 2012 6:38 am

    Love your block. Great childs quilt.

  44. Donna permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:41 am

    Love you block, Cute kids!

  45. Mary permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:47 am

    Super Cute seal block!!!

  46. Patti permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:48 am

    Cute block.
    Knock Know?
    Who’s there?
    Doris who?
    Doris locked, that’s why I’m knocking!

  47. Mary Jo permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:01 am

    Cute little seal block! I love kids who mug it up for the camera! Born performers!! The only joke I can think of is “What kind of cat is that laying on your front porch? A HImalayan!! Yeah, it’s bad but my mind went blank!!

  48. November 6, 2012 7:03 am

    love the block whats red black and white all over? A quilt of course

  49. Cathy B permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:06 am

    funny? once a month my son has a 2 hour late start…so we sleptin this am until we go tthe call from school – the late start is next week! whoops!! Love your block, congrats on being in the magazine!!

  50. November 6, 2012 7:16 am

    Why did the quilter cross the road?
    To buy more fabric

  51. Rese permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:17 am

    My four year old Grandson asked me if I was having a jammie day on Saturday, I had not realized that he thought it was important for me to be dressing in street clothes to sit at the sewing machine most of the morning

  52. lorraine permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:23 am

    Jokes at my house require hearing the voice and seeing the face…as in when I told my hubby that brussel sprouts were on sale. Response from him…..”raw?” Add in the voice and face and we got a good laugh out of it.

  53. November 6, 2012 7:24 am

    Ok so I am really bad with jokes I always forget the punch line. So I won’t mess one up here for all to see:)
    The block is adorable adn so are your children:)

  54. November 6, 2012 7:25 am

    Awww, what a sweet block! And the pictures are adorable. We were having dinner with friends last evening, and they shared a funny. The Granddad had eaten salmon for dinner while on a cruise with the family. The little 3 year old grandson, hopped onto his lap and was about to give him a hug. The little boy Jack, reared back and yells – Grandpa!!! Did you eat a tuna!!!

    Thanks for sharing a copy of the latest issue of 100 Blocks!

  55. November 6, 2012 7:32 am

    Hi! Nice to meet you and your cute baby seal!
    Facebook is fun for silly jokes and quotes, and here is one I’ve loved lately!
    “the quickest way to get your husband to fix something, is to get out his tools and start the project yourself.”. He he he!

  56. Lori Smanski permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:35 am

    I love your little seal. How cute she is and so are you kiddos

    A man and his wife, now in their 60’s, were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. On their special day a good fairy came to them and said that because they had been so good that each one of them could have one wish.
    The wife wished for a trip around the world with her husband.
    Whoosh! Immediately she had airline/cruise tickets in her hands.
    The man wished for a female companion 30 years younger…
    Whoosh….immediately he turned ninety!!!
    Gotta love that fairy!

  57. November 6, 2012 7:35 am

    Oh this is so cute! Love it! Sadly I don¨t know jokes in english! So here one in german: Was ist braun und schwimmt unter dem Wasser? – ein U-brot.
    Translation: what is brown and swimms under the water? an U-bread.
    It really doesn’t work in english as is like a word game. U-brot in stead of U-boot (which is a submarin) lol!

  58. Judy S permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:36 am

    Your seal is so cute. Looks like there are several blocks in this issue that would combine together to make an adorable child’s quilt. Can’t wait to get my copy. When my grandson was 3, he asked his Dad, “How do you spell Wubsy?” After spelling it for him, he decided he’d better to check to see what he was doing. He found him on the computer googling YouTube for Wubsy videos!! WOW!!

  59. November 6, 2012 7:45 am

    What a wonderful photographer! Your block is certainly unique. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a design such as your Arctic Seal. Someone looking for seal designs is going to love you! I love to hear a good joke, but sadly I can never remember them. =^.^= Have a fun filled day, Sandi

  60. Terje permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:01 am

    Love the block and I LOVE your magazine models. Adorable girls. As for a joke or funny story, my family regularly brings up the story a bout the time I sewed a machine needle right through my finger. I was young so I ran to my Daddy to have him help me. He, a decorated and fearless military man, promptly ran to the restroom to throw up. I had to go to a neighbor to get help with my injury.

  61. November 6, 2012 8:05 am

    Love your block. Great childs quilt.

  62. November 6, 2012 8:16 am

    Sorry, can´t write a fun story in english (to be honest, I can´t even do it in swedish), but your block is cute!
    Gun, Sweden

  63. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:17 am

    No jokes (I can’t remember them) or funny story from me, but your block and your kids are adorable.

  64. Becky Greene permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:26 am

    What do you get when you drop a Pumpkin?


    (Adorable block!!)

  65. November 6, 2012 8:27 am

    What a fun block and I enjoyed seeing your photos from halloween on the previous post.
    I am not good with jokes, but your photos made me smile.


  66. toni spencer permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:31 am

    I love the seal. Think I need a pillow with it. Lame joke…..when does a candle work? On the “wick-ends”.

  67. Sara permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:31 am

    Really good block!
    That block and you asking for a a joke inmediately reminded me of Marx brothers joke “Where is the seal?”

  68. Sherry permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:33 am

    Here’s my groaner of a joke: A blind man walks into a store with his seeing-eye dog. All of a sudden, he picks up the leash and begins swinging the dog over his head. The manager runs up to him and asks, “What are you doing?” The blind man replies, “Just looking around.” Thanks for the fun giveaway; love your block!

  69. Verna A. permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:37 am

    What is the quickest way to double your money? Fold it in half!

  70. November 6, 2012 8:41 am

    Need idea having your girls with the book.

  71. Jodi Buckmister permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:42 am

    Thanks for the chance to win the magazine! I love your blocks.

  72. November 6, 2012 8:42 am

    Cute seal! This election & Sandy coverage has fried out my brain, I’m feeling unfunny as of late… But I do love when little kids tell me knock-knock jokes, it’s too cute!

  73. Kay permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:49 am

    Thanks for the kid’s pictures. It made the blog really fun!

  74. Pat V. permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:21 am

    I can never think of a joke when someone asks me to…I know I know some…anyway, cute block! And cute magazine models, too.

  75. November 6, 2012 9:22 am

    Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Cash. Cash Who? No thanks, I prefer peanuts.

  76. patty permalink
    November 6, 2012 9:35 am

    A 90 year old man was walking along a creek bed one day and he heard a frog say “pick me up” While the man was holding the frog, the frog spoke again and said “kiss me and I’ll turn into a beautiful 25 year old woman”. The man stuck the frog in his pocket and continued on his way. The frog said “why didn’t you kiss me”? And the man answered, at my age I will have more fun with a talking frog.

  77. November 6, 2012 9:39 am

    Love your seal block!
    Favorite cartoon. Husband asks wife (at fabric store), “Are you going to buy all that fabric in your shopping cart?” Wife replies, “Yes, but look at all the fabric I am leaving behind (in the store)”

  78. November 6, 2012 9:53 am

    Cute block!
    A plane is on its way to New York when a blonde moves from economy into an open seat in first class. The flight attendant tells her she must move back to economy. The blonde replies, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, and I’m staying here.” After several more attempts, the flight attendant reports the incident to the cockpit. The co-pilot comes out and tells the blonde that she must move. She replies, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, and I’m staying here.” He leans over and whispers in her ear, and she quickly moves back to economy. The flight attendant later asks him what he told her. He replied, “I told her first class isn’t going to New York.”

  79. November 6, 2012 9:57 am

    What a cute little Seal!! Love it!

  80. Judy permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:12 am

    I love your little seal but am afraid that I do not have a joke. I suffer from Age Related CRS (can’t remember “stuff”)!

  81. November 6, 2012 10:20 am

    Why does Jesus never lose his computer data? Because, Jesus saves!

  82. Kathy Leake permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:26 am

    Unfortunately, I rarely remember jokes long enough to re-tell them. Cute seal block.

  83. Susan C permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:31 am

    Cute block! We were in Hawaii with my mother-in-law just before she turned 80. On a boat tour we stopped to go snorkeling. As my MIL swam close to the boat, the captain suddenly called to his crew member in a panic “Where’s the old lady?!”. Nice to know they were keeping such a close eye on her..

  84. November 6, 2012 10:36 am

    Oh that’s adorable. And I like the block too! I’m terrible with jokes. I can never remember them. Or else I remember them right up until I get to the punchline.

  85. Joyce Mitchell permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:42 am

    Not a joke, but one of my favorite quotes: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
    -Miss Piggy. Love paper piecing – love your seal. Thanks for the chance to win.

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

    Hmmm – well, I have no jokes off the top of my head but there is a story. My grandson (almost 4) wanted to “help” sew a quilt. He sat on my lap and proceeded to tell me step by step how stitch in the ditch, being careful not to get the quilt dirty. That’s about as cute as I can get at the moment!

  87. November 6, 2012 10:51 am

    cute block and cute girls too.
    A joke for you and your girls.
    How much does it cost for a pirate to get his ears pierced?
    A buck an ear. he! he!

  88. Heather permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:05 am

    Those blocks look fun! A joke, okay. I love the holidays so here you go: Where do mistletoe go to become famous? “Holly” wood! lol. ♥

  89. billiemick permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:07 am

    No jokes….sorry.

  90. Nancy D. permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:08 am

    Cute block.

  91. November 6, 2012 11:16 am

    Your seal block is precious. Love it. I’m not one for telling jokes, but I can share this. I just made a Christening dress for my sister’s granddaughter. It is slipper satin. I also made a cape that is velvet with a satin lining. I told my sister that with the satins together the baby is going to slip out of the godfather’s arms like an egg yolk so he better hold on tight. That’s it.

  92. Sandy permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:40 am

    I don’t have a funny story, but I have to say that paper-pieced arctic seal is as cute and funny as they get!

  93. MoeWest permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:35 pm

    Your block is very cute and so are the kiddos.
    Two senior ladies are chatting and one says “My memory really sucks Mildred, so I changed my password to ‘incorrect’. That way when I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me … ‘Your password is incorrect.'”

  94. November 6, 2012 12:44 pm

    That seal looks so adorable.

  95. Tami Chaulk permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:45 pm

    Congratulations for having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6. Your little seal is just adorable and your girls are beautiful. What do cat actors say on stage? Tabby or not tabby! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  96. November 6, 2012 12:53 pm

    Fun block.No jokes,sorry

  97. Jenelle Boxberger permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:55 pm

    That is really a cute block. I like how your girls are pretending to read but their eyes are looking at the camera. I don’t think I can post my favorite joke on here. LOL

  98. Kate permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:07 pm

    Cute block! Im horrible at jokes, only remember one from my teen years which is rather juvinal but here goes: How do you know an elephant has its period? There is a quarter on your dresser and your mattress is gone.
    Yea lame I know but was too funny 30 years ago!

  99. ANGELA BARGER permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:09 pm

    lovely bock, not any good at jokes always mess them up

  100. Vicki H permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:11 pm

    Cute block and cute girls. I don’t have a joke, but thanks for a chance to win.

  101. Mary permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:21 pm

    Cute cute cute SEAL! The joke: 2 men walk into a bar. The first mans says, “give me an H-2-O.” The bartender gives him a glass of water. The 2nd man says, “give me an H-@-O too.” The second man dies.

  102. November 6, 2012 1:33 pm

    Love the seal! For a joke: How do you make a hankerchief dance? Put a little boogy in it!

  103. Sharon B permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:36 pm

    My mind is blank for jokes! Wah… But thanks for the chance to win this book.

  104. thunder permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:37 pm

    cute block, I am most definitely not a joke teller, and any funny story I could tell would be way to long. your monsters are adorable….Kids are cute too!!

  105. Jamie permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:39 pm

    I love all the jokes that are being shared here. The only joke I have myself is the one my young son has just mastered.

    Why did the chicken cross the playground?
    To get to the other slide.

    The seal is real cute and I enjoyed reading your post about Halloween.

  106. November 6, 2012 1:58 pm

    My jokes are dry. Sorry, but congratulations on you published seal. Judith, Texas

  107. Robyn Brown permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:59 pm

    Favorite joke:
    Two guys walk into a bar, the third one ducks.
    Dyslexic man walks into a bra.
    A battery walks into a bar and says can I get a beer, bartender says sure but don’t start anything.

  108. November 6, 2012 2:00 pm

    Cute block! I’m sorry, I cannot ever remember jokes, so I cannot share.

  109. Jenn permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:21 pm

    inspired by the cherry red fabric in the nose… “How do you hide an elephant in a cherry tree? Paint his toenails red…”

  110. Lisa McGriff permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:39 pm

    Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the Shell Station! My youngest daughter’s first joke, and it was funny!

  111. November 6, 2012 2:44 pm

    Great little blocks!! Cute pictures!

  112. November 6, 2012 2:50 pm

    your kids (monkeys) are great. Heck I wouldn’t even mind the teeth marks…LOL Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  113. Shar permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:54 pm

    My cat is my buddy when I sew. She will jump up when I’m piecing and sit right next to the sewing machine. She will walk behind the machine. And most of the time she caughts her tail on the thread. Well I have been practice quilting on my longarm. She decide it was time for her to practice too. As I’m quilting she walks across the bars to say “Hi”. Sometimes it really isn’t fun!

  114. Brenda J. permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:15 pm

    What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite. Loved your block and thanks for the chance to win!

  115. MarciaW permalink
    November 6, 2012 3:15 pm

    Fun Story: One of my grandnieces decided to try out a temper tantrum with us. My mother (her greatgrandma a.k.a. GGM) got down on the floor and imitated a temper tantrum. By the time she finished being stunned and then laughing, my grandniece had forgotten what it was she wanted and told “No.” The grandniece said to GGM, “You crazy grandma!”

  116. November 6, 2012 3:30 pm

    What a fun block and great photos!
    Here’s a seal joke for you:
    Q: Where do seals go to see movies?
    A: The dive-in!

  117. November 6, 2012 3:40 pm

    Cute little seal.

    Where does a peanut buy gas? At the Shell station. ( except maybe in NYC)

  118. November 6, 2012 3:54 pm

    Is it wrong that I enjoyed all the jokes in the comments as much as the post itself? Genius idea! I’ve tried to teach this one to my son, but he doesn’t think it’s funny:

    How do you scare a bee?

    His favorite is:
    How do you wake up Lady Gaga?
    Poker face!

  119. November 6, 2012 3:56 pm

    What does it mean when a homeschool mom talks to herself?
    She is having a parent teacher conference!
    (Yes, I am a homeschooler.)

  120. November 6, 2012 4:02 pm

    Cute! I’d have never thought about using my RK linen in my quilt blocks. I’ve been saving it for the day when I lose weight and make myself a nice skirt or some such. Thanks for the inspiration!

  121. Debby permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:03 pm

    Congrats on having your block published! Your pix are really fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

  122. LoriL permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:04 pm

    Cute seal block. What is the most musical part of your body? Your nose. You can pick it and you can blow it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  123. Judy permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:10 pm

    What does an elephant say?…Roll Tide!!!….You’d have to be an Alabama fan:)
    One of my grandchildren came up with their own joke, not to be left out, as the other two were doing their knock-knock jokes!!

  124. November 6, 2012 4:32 pm

    Cute Block – Cute kids! Sorry, no joke/riddle.

  125. Wendy permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:35 pm

    Adorable kids and block too! I guess when you have a down day you can read all the jokes in your comment area. They sure will give you a chuckle. The only joke I can think of at the moment is a knock knock that my grandkids always tell me. Knock-knock…who’s there? Olive. Olive who? OLIVE YOU!

  126. lindawwww permalink
    November 6, 2012 4:53 pm

    What’s black and white and red (read) all over? A newspaper.
    Congratulations on your seal block. It’s adorable!

  127. Helen Petrik permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:13 pm

    I’m a horrible joke-teller but I loved your adorable little seal block! Hey I’d even take the 100 blocks copy that was chewed on! 😉

  128. Sherri permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:19 pm

    Super cute block! Here’s one of the few jokes I remember. (probably because it’s so stupid)
    What do a grape and an elephant have in common?
    They are both purple, except the elephant.

  129. November 6, 2012 5:20 pm

    Really like your seal block. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks.
    Since Hallowe’en is just past, and winter is not far off, here’s my joke: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite!!

  130. November 6, 2012 5:24 pm

    I love the Arctic Seal so much. Living in Alaska years ago any critter from there gets extra attention! My mind is blank when it comes to jokes!

  131. Joan permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:31 pm

    What’s green and fuzzy and would kill you if it fell out of a tree on you? A pool table!! I know, that’s a really bad joke -but kind of surprising isn’t it?

  132. November 6, 2012 5:31 pm

    I don’t really have a joke or funny story other than the teacher (very famous!!!) that I took a class from yesterday did a machine applique demo with mono-poly thread and when she pulled it out from under the needle, the applique fell off–no bobbin thread! Nice to know it happens to the best of us….

  133. November 6, 2012 5:41 pm

    Cute block – I have a 7 year old son, so jokes around here are getting pretty crass. The latest is “how do you make a tissue dance?” “You put a little boogie in it”…. so sorry!

  134. Diana permalink
    November 6, 2012 5:42 pm

    My 2-year-old grandson Matthew was walking around with a cookie in one hand and a toy car in the other. He raised the car to his mouth by mistake to take a bite, then looked at me with a funny face and pretended to chew. Even babies have a sense of humor! I’d love to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

  135. November 6, 2012 6:00 pm

    What do you call a deer with no eyes? No Idea (No Eye Deer)
    What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs? STILL No Eye Deer
    Ba dum dum
    Congrats in being included and thanks for the chance!

  136. Maureen permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:10 pm

    Oh gosh, so many “jokes” are in pictures across the web! But one I remember as a child:
    What’s black & white with a cherry on top? A police car!
    Sorry, that’s so juvenile, but what the heck?! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

  137. November 6, 2012 6:21 pm

    What a cute way to share. 🙂 I love your seal!

  138. Melissa permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:42 pm

    Why did the ghost go to the bar… for the boo…ze.

  139. Nancy Angerer permalink
    November 6, 2012 6:54 pm

    Some of the funniest stories are ones that I can’t share:) So how about this joke. “Men who are bald in front are good thinkers. Men who are bald in back are good lovers. Men who are bald front and back think they are good lovers.”

  140. Sandra Aiken permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:02 pm

    This is a funny story, My new granddaughter was in the hospital only 8 days old and was in terrible pain and they did an upper GI on the little infant in which they gave her the white barium that we all have had to swallow at one time for a test to see what is going on in our esophagus. They were checking to make sure her esophagus was intact and it was, but found out that she had severe reflux in which they put her on Zantac. Meanwhile back in the room, she had to have a Bowel movement and it was a very noisy one. Her grandfather said that was terrible noise coming out of someone so little. He took off and ran and got in the corner of the room. He thought she had messed in her diaper and her bed and everything in between. He was born in the old school days, when the men didn’t change diapers and he was making so much noise like he was going to be sick, that we were all laughing so bad that we had tears in our eyes. He said she was too pretty to be making that kind of noise. He is smitten with his little granddaughter.

  141. Maria Kievit permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:19 pm

    Funny story: My 3rd daughter just received an older phone from daughter # 2 in the mail today, and she texts her boyfriend on it, while also texting him on her ipod. She quickly realizes that he doesn’t have this phone number in storage, so he has no idea who is texting him. She makes him guess a couple of times, even putting a couple signs in the texts that they always use together, but still he can’t figure it out. He is also still texting her on her ipod, and tells her that he’s just received a funny text, from someone he doesn’t know. Her comment to that: that’s weird! They keep going back and forth for a while longer, till he finally gives up. Then she texts, “it’s me”. He texts back, “who is me?” Still not realizing it’s his girlfriend he’s talking to at two different numbers. She’s rolling on the floor laughing at this time, and finally tells him the truth! It really made my day that she could do something like that to her boyfriend. Thanks for sharing your block, and the giveaway.

  142. Cecilia permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:20 pm

    What is black and white and red all over? A newspaper. :-). Sorry, that is the only one I can remember.thanks for the giveaway.

  143. November 6, 2012 7:26 pm

    I’ll try this again, so if I have a double post, I apologize.

    I don’t have a funny story, bc mine are silly you-had-to-be-there stories.

    BUT, I love your block. When my best favoritest friend moved away from here (Ann Arbor) and moved to Chicago, he sent me a big stuffed seal for my birthday. I named him Sealy and I use him as a pillow (with my other 4 pillows) every night. I’m really attached to him, and when I travel I take him with me. Maybe I’ll make him a pillow with your block on it 🙂 Thanks so much.

  144. Mary permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:27 pm

    Your seal block is very, very cute! Since Thanksgiving is coming up, how about a turkey joke: Why did the turkey join the band? He already had drumsticks.

  145. Madeline permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:38 pm

    My 3 yr old granddaughter and her little brother like to “play puppies”. They crawl around the house, wearing someone else’s shoes on their hands as paws, (she wears Mommy’s, and he wears hers) and they bark instead of talking. One day I called, and my daughter gave the phone to my granddaughter to talk to “Mom-mom” (me). She quit barking and said hi to me, only I barked back at her. You could hear her little brain freeze, and I could just see her face when she finally laughed and said: “you’re silly, Mom-mom!” The joke was on her, and she got it! Would love to make her a quilt with all the animal blocks from this tour!

  146. Nancy permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:40 pm

    Super Cute Block!

  147. GG Bocchino permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:51 pm

    Why did Dracula give up smoking? It was the cough’n. I’m not good at telling jokes!
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  148. Diane permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:34 pm

    Q: What do you get if you cross a cat with a canary?
    A: A peeping tom!

  149. Judy1522 permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:12 pm

    I love your arctic seal he is so cute. I can never remember jokes so I looked one up for you. What do you call a bear with not teeth? A gummy bear.

  150. Cathryn H. permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:18 pm

    A seal! Another fun critter to play with. Now I have to choose which one to do first. Blast!

  151. HueiSei permalink
    November 6, 2012 10:46 pm

    What do you call a fish with no eye ?
    FSH !

    Love to win. Thanks!

  152. Gwendolyn Clark permalink
    November 6, 2012 11:09 pm

    What a cute quilt block. And your children are adorable.

  153. November 7, 2012 12:07 am

    Oh I love seals! My 15 month old nephew this week decided it was funny to pull my top down and blow raspberries on my back!

  154. Eva Pearce-Ingram permalink
    November 7, 2012 4:43 am

    Love the block, no funny stories or jokes, but life is good.

  155. November 7, 2012 8:06 am

    It sure was fun to read all the jokes! Why did the porcupine cross the road? He was stuck to the chicken!

  156. Pamela Reim permalink
    November 7, 2012 8:11 am

    Your seal is adorable but my joke telling is awful!

  157. Tamsyn permalink
    November 7, 2012 8:17 am

    The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it? Darkness.
    Love this block! Tamsyn

  158. November 7, 2012 8:49 am

    I see a future quilter!!!

  159. Prima Donna permalink
    November 7, 2012 9:29 am

    Cute block. Cuter children. How about this? Housework only comes before quilting in the dictionary. LOL

  160. November 7, 2012 9:41 am

    I’m terrible at remembering jokes, and even worse at telling them! Very cute block. Thanks.

  161. Lisa E permalink
    November 7, 2012 9:48 am

    My joke. Why did Mozart sell his chickens? They kept going bach, bach, bach!

  162. Vivian permalink
    November 7, 2012 9:54 am

    What did the one tomato say to the other tomato ? “hey ketchup.” Hardee har. I am not good at jokes, but i do love your cute block. Thanks. Vivian

  163. Lisa Marie permalink
    November 7, 2012 10:47 am

    This morning I woke up from a dream that I had rented a bulldozer and was driving it down some of the main streets in our town to get to a house I lived in over 20 years ago. Not sure if it’s really funny, or just WEIRD.

  164. November 7, 2012 11:04 am

    I work at a university and have a friend who is an engineering professor. He always has engineer jokes. What’s the difference between an introvert engineer and an extrovert engineer? The extrovert engineer looks at YOUR shoes when he’s talking to you.

  165. VickiT permalink
    November 7, 2012 2:44 pm

    Ack! I just realized I missed coming back to comment on your block’s post.
    When I originally read your post, I had no idea of any jokes or anything funny so I was going to come back later and then forgot. oops.

    I still can’t come up with anything so how about some Halloween jokes a little late?

    Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?
    They’re too wrapped up in themselves…

    What kind of streets do zombies like the best?
    Dead ends…

    What do you get when you goose a ghost?
    A handful of sheet

    What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
    Pumpkin pi

    How do you mend a broken Jack-o-lantern?
    Answer: With a pumpkin patch

  166. missmoozie permalink
    November 7, 2012 3:29 pm

    Cute block and your kids are great models! my joke…

    What do you call ham that you really want?

    Thanks for your giveaway.


  167. November 7, 2012 5:20 pm

    Favorite one liner, “I put spot remover on my dog and now he’s gone!” Thanks for hosting…loved the photos of your lovely models!

  168. michelle h permalink
    November 7, 2012 5:48 pm

    Ha!! I don’t necessarily have a funny story, but Missmoozie’s joke in the comment above mine cracked me up!! I am an elementary teacher and have my own kids at home…they all need help coming up with jokes that are actually funny…I will use that one as an example for them!!! (thanks, Missmoozie!!) Your block is so cute….I am gonna give it a whirl!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!
    mhardey (at)ymail(dot)com

  169. Sandi permalink
    November 7, 2012 7:03 pm

    Your block is very cute!! For Halloween, I made cards for all of my grandkids. I put a Halloween joke on the inside of the card and then used a stencil for letters to the answers, cut them out and inserted them in a pocket made of wax paper and they had to unscramble the letters to find the answers. All of the kids had a fun time solving their joke. Here is one of the jokes: Why is it hard for a ghost to tell a lie? YOu can see right through him! Ha, Ha

  170. November 7, 2012 7:20 pm

    My mother made me a quilt in the early 70’s. For batting she used an old electric blanket that she pulled the wires out of. It is very heavy duty, made out of duck material. I used to live up north and carried the quilt in my car. one day i got stuck in the snow and used the quilt to help get unstuck. On the back of the quilt – to this day – there a tire tread marks. It did not seem to hurt the quilt and it always amuses me to see the tire marks and remember my mother helped me out on that day. I am sure she never imagined that is how i would use the quilt. I have made one for my daughter like it : ) scarlette

  171. Barb Johnson permalink
    November 7, 2012 7:24 pm

    Oh, I am sooo bad at jokes. I never remember the punchline!

  172. cnuland permalink
    November 7, 2012 7:27 pm

    A policeman pulled a female driver over and asked to see her license.

    After looking it over, he said to her, “Lady, it stipulates here on your license that you should be wearing glasses.”

    “Well, I have contacts,” the woman replied.

    “Look lady, I don’t care who you know,” snapped the officer. “You’re getting a ticket.”.

  173. November 7, 2012 8:24 pm

    This is from my youngest daughter…How do turtles talk to one another? On a shell-phone….Yeah I know it’s lame 🙂

  174. November 7, 2012 11:51 pm

    Thanks so much for playing along everyone! LOVE THE JOKES and funny storied!!! Comments are now closed! Winner will be announced shortly!

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