Monday, November 21, 2016

Dreamscape Block Blog Hop: Day 5

Hello, fabric lovers! We're continuing to share our Dreamscape Block Blog Hop today. Welcome back to week 2! Today is the fifth day of seven different block tutorials for you featuring our luscious Dreamscape prints. For this blog hop, we selected a six-color palette to play with: Navy, Cloud, Lime, Grape, Daffodil and Lead. You'll love the variety of blocks our designers have created! And make sure you enter each day's giveaway for a chance to win fat quarters of these six Dreamscape prints! Enjoy!


Today, our Benartex blog design team is sharing a block with you--the Twisted Square block. This block is fun on its own, but wait until you see what it looks like in a quilt! After you read through the tutorial, make sure to enter at the end of the post to win a bundle of these six prints.


Cutting:
From the lime:
(1) 6-1/2” square

From the grape:
(4) 2-1/2” squares
(4) 2” squares
(4) 2” x 3-1/2” pieces

From the daffodil:
(4) 2-1/2” squares
(4) 2” squares

From the navy:
(4) 2-1/2” squares
(4) 2” squares

From the cloud:
(4) 2” x 5” pieces
(4) 2” x 3-1/2” pieces
(8) 2” squares

Make the Block:
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (4) 2” grape squares. Place a marked square in each corner of the 6-1/2” lime square, noting orientation of the lines. Stitch on the drawn lines, trim seam allowance to 1/4”, and press open to complete the center block unit. 




2. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (4) daffodil 2-1/2” squares and (2) 2-1/2” navy squares. Pair (2) marked daffodil squares right sides together with unmarked 2-1/2” navy squares. Pair (2) marked daffodil squares and (2) marked navy squares right sides together with 2-1/2” grape squares. Sew 1/4” on either side of the line, cut on the line, and press HST units open. Trim each HST unit to measure 2” square. 





3. Lay out the center block unit, the HST units, and four each daffodil and navy 2” squares as shown. 


4. Sew three HST units and (1) 2” navy square together as shown, noting orientation of the HSTs. Make (2) pieced side units.



5. Sew to the left and right sides of the center block unit. 



6. Sew together three HST units, (1) 2” navy square and (2) 2” daffodil squares together as shown, noting orientation of the HSTs. Make (2) pieced top/bottom units. 


7. Sew the top/bottom units to the top and bottom of the block. 



8. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (8) 2” cloud squares. Lay a marked square right sides together on one end of (1) 2” x 3-1/2” grape piece. Stitch on the drawn line, trim seam allowance to 1/4”, and press open. 


9. Repeat on the opposite end to make a flying geese unit. Make (8).


10. Sew 2” x 3-1/2” cloud pieces to both short ends of a flying geese unit. Make 2. Sew 2” x 5” cloud pieces to both short ends of a flying geese unit. Make 2. 




11. Sew the shorter units to the sides of the block. Sew the remaining units to the top and bottom of the block. 

And you're done!



Here's our quilt design made with the Twisted Square block done in two different background colors (Cloud and Lead). 

And just for fun, here's the design (just four blocks) shown with the colors rearranged:



For a chance to win a bundle of the six Dreamscape prints we used, leave a comment below letting us know that you follow us on at least one of our social media platforms (either right here on the blog--options in the right hand sidebar, FacebookInstagramPinterest), as well as telling us what your Thanksgiving plans are. We'll randomly pick a winner and announce it next week! Giveaway is open through Sunday, November 27th at 11:59 pm EST. 

Follow along each day of the hop!
Tuesday 11/15: Chris from made by ChrissieD
Friday 11/18: Kristen from KD-Quilts
Monday 11/21: Benartex blog design team
Wednesday 11/23: Wendy from Ivory Spring
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105 comments:

  1. What a great block! I really like the twisted colors and the arrangement. It would be a super block to fussy cut special fabrics for the center piece. My Turkey Day plans are to cook up a big meal (still need to shop for it all) and have my kids and brother over to enjoy it all! I am a Bloglovin' follower.

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  2. Awesome! The fabrics really make this block pop.
    I don't have any plans for Thanksgiving since there will only be the two of us. Thank you for the giveaway. I follow you on Bloglovin and GFC.

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  3. love this block, i follow on bloglovin'. we will have Thanksgiving dinner at my step-daughter's house, we all pitch in with pies, sides, and etc.

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  4. The block is great and love the colors! I follow on bloglovin and Instagram. We are going to Oklahoma to be with family and see Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren!
    Patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  5. I have to work till 3 on Thanksgiving but my family is waiting dinner on me. I follow on facebook
    sweetpeamarie2003@yahoo.com

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  6. Great block. I receive your Sew in Love emails as well as follow on FB.

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  7. I follow you on Bloglovin and IG. This block is lovely. I love the twining effect the HSTs make to frame the center square! Such pretty colors too!

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  8. That's another great block. I love seeing them used in a setting.

    We have Thanksgiving here on Saturday so our kids can celebrate Thanksgiving with their "other side" of their families on Thursday.

    I follow via Blogger.

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  9. That's a great block! Sooo many possibilities and the overall design of the quilt is fantastic!

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  10. We are having a family Thanksgiving at our home with lots of food and help from everyone! I follow you with e-mail newsletter.
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  11. What a wonderful block - love it with these fabrics! I follow the blog w/ bloglovn! We have a small family group for Thanksgiving and a few friends stopping by later for coffee and dessert!

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  12. Beautiful block. Great tutorial. I following you on all your social media platforms, as well as follow your blog on a variety of tools, but my favorite is My Creative Blog List at http://mycreativebloglist.blogspot.com/

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  13. I am enjoying the blocks and tutorials and the quilt layouts are inspiring.

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  14. I love all the blocks that have been created with the this fabric line. I follow you on Bloglovin and we will host a small family dinner...3 generations...and eat leg of lamb. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  15. I love the fabrics and this block! Beautiful! I follow you by emails.

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  16. Very cool block, love it!! Follow by email. Thanksgiving will be relaxing day. Thanks.

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  17. Great block with an easy to follow tutorial. I follow via email.

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  18. Sweet block. I follow you through e-mail, and Facebook. My Thanksgiving plans are to spend the holiday eating, quilting, and relaxing.

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  19. Great block. I follow on the blog (via email notice). Husband and I will be home alone on Thanksgiving Day. I hope to get some sewing time in after we eat our holiday meal.

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  20. This block only looks complicated!! Love it! We are having a relaxing weekend at home.

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  21. Beautiful block. I would love to use it very soon!!!

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  22. Great idea on making the block. looked so complex I follow on facebook

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  23. I follow on FB, E-mail and BL. Probably be at a friend's house.

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  24. I follow you on FB and just started to follow your pinterest. Get your blog posts emailed and I just love that feature. Thanks for sharing this fabulous block. There are so many ways to use it.

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  25. I follow this blog via email. Going to my sister's house for Thanksgiving.

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  26. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 21, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    I follow you by email and on FB. Love the block. I can see the center used to showcase a picture. Right now I am thinking Christmas or winter scenes. Love the colors of dreamscape.

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  27. Great block. I love this collection. Thanksgiving will just be my husband and I, but we will have the traditional turkey dinner. Most family is out-of-state and friends we used to celebrate with all go to FL for the winter.

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  28. so pretty. thanks for the tutorial. I follow on email and FB
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  29. Fantastic block! I follow via email. My husband and I will be spending a quiet and relaxing day at home this Thanksgiving

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  30. We are visiting our daughter's family in Florida, woohoo, where it is warm! I follow by email. Love these fabrics....colors are so rich and the block is beautiful! Helen hrglover(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. I follow on the blog (thanks for showing different colorways). We're having family in from Louisiana. Hubby, a wonderful cook, will be in his element: churning out great dishes while the family gobbles everything up :)

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  32. Great block. Thanks. I follow via email, and have no specific plans for Thanksgiving yet, since it's only going to be 3 of us. Not sure if I'm making a turkey yet.

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  33. Great looking block. I follow via Bloglovin', email notification, and also via Facebook.

    We're having Thanksgiving at our house as usual, but cheating too. My health isn't as good as it used to be so making that entire meal is really tough and takes me about a week to recover from the pain. Our cheat? An amazing restaurant near us offers the entire meal complete with an 18lb turkey, stuffing, green beans amondine,mashed potatoes, Homemade Italian Bread and garlic bread, cranberry salad, and a few other things, plus 2 pumpkin pies. Great price and is a lot of food. We do have to spend about an hour heating or baking a few items but that's SO much better than a million hours making it all from scratch. Although cooking is my most favorite thing to do as well as baking, so it took a lot for me to give that up. We did this last year and everyone loved it so that's a good thing. What's funny too is that this huge meal from the restaurant is actually saving us money since I tend to go all out and make enough food for the kids to take home leftovers and we still eat what is left for a week. LOL

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow via email. We don't celebrate thanksgiving in NZ, but all the best for yours. Tarnia.hodges at gmail dot com

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  35. I am following on bloglovin. I am cooking a turkey and the fixings. I hoping to get my sewing machine back from being repaired so I can finally use it. It's been away for 3 weeks now. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  36. I follow your blog by e-mail. Were getting together with my sister and my folks. Very excited by that.

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  37. I follow your blog by email and facebook. Well, I bought the turkey but haven't invited the guests yet. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  38. Bloglovin', email? You're in my inbox. Thanksgiving? hmmm... that is this week, isn't it?

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  39. I follow via email. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Everyone is coming to our house for Thanksgiving. It is going to be chaos, but the good kind.
    I follow by email and on facebook.

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  41. Following you on Bloglovin'. Beautiful collection. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  42. I follow the blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC. We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for my husband's extended family. My side of the family won't be able to make it so I sent each of them a turkey hot pad as a Thanksgiving greeting. Best part of Thanksgiving -- our son who lives 900 miles away will be here!

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  43. I follow on FB and I'm not sure what my plans are yet!
    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  44. Great looking block. I follow with email, GFC and facebook. Our youngest daughter is on call Thanksgiving and the entire weekend so we celebrated Thanksgiving with a housefull of 17 yesterday (Sunday). We had lots of fun and of course great food.

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  45. Following you via Blog/email. I'll enjoy my holiday w/family, early, as they are all working on Thanksgiving Day.
    Will probably get some CHristimas sewing & quilting done while watching the Macys parade. Thank you.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I follow on email to blog. My husband and I will be stuffing and eating the turkey ourselves this year.

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  47. Fabulous block and sure will use it soon.Thanks for the pattern.!

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  48. I'll be having Thanksgiving at my house. It will be a small gathering. I receive your blog posts.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  49. What a beautiful block! I'll put it on my (very long) list of blocks to make. Thanksgiving is here at our house this year so I'm busy cleaning up a storm.

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  50. Wonderful block! I follow your blog via e-mail, on Instagram & Pinterest. My whole family is getting together for our yearly "Thanksgiving Extravaganza" at my daughter's house.

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  51. I follow your blog via email notification. This block is cool!
    I plan on going to my daughter's house for Thanksgiving. Not far at all. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  52. I follow you on the blog. Ah, Thanksgiving in MS, I'll cook a little turkey and stuffing, make mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, scalloped corn and pumpkin pie. Our niece and nephew are invited. Our kids and grandkids will celebrate in NY and NJ.

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  53. Wow, the fabric is beautiful and gorgeous made up in that block. Thank for patternand tut.

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  54. I follow your blog via bloglovin. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  55. I follow via Bloglovin. We will visit family for Thanksgiving. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving too!

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  56. Love the block. I follow on FB

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  57. Happy Thanksgiving! I follow on the email blog. Going to my daughter and son-in-laws for Thanksgiving.

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  58. Happy Thanksgiving! I follow on the email blog. Going to my daughter and son-in-laws for Thanksgiving.

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  59. I follow you on facebook: Nicole Sender & instagram: minibea123. I love the Dreamscape colors! I plan to spend time with family on Thanksgiving; my husband is cooking the turkey. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  60. I'm following you on bloglovin. We're staying put for Thanksgiving and anyone who wants to come join us are welcome!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  61. I follow bloglovin. I cooked our family dinner on Sunday and will be eating at a country club on Thanksgiving with one son and his wife's family. Other sons are traveling that day.

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  62. I follow via Facebook and Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric, and thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to my sister's house for Thanksgiving. No housecleaning for me! :)

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  63. I follow your blog via email and also follow you on Facebook. A family member is hosting Thanksgiving - with guests bringing something for the meal or dessert.

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  64. The more I see this collection, the more I want it! I follow you with feedly. We will be having thanksgiving with our adopted family.

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  65. Family & turkey of course! I follow your blog via email. Lovely blocks this hop!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  66. Great block, it would make a nice table runner. We are going to my husband's parents with our son and daughter-in-law for Thanksgiving. I follow your blog via email and on Instagram and Pinterest.

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  67. I follow the blog updates and IG. Visiting family on Thanksgiving day. Thanks for the great giveaway. Grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  68. I follow on Facebook. What a beautiful block made even more interesting with such colorful fabrics.

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  69. I follow on facebook and email. No plans this year. We celebrated at couple weeks ago when everyone was together.

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  70. I follow the log through BLogLovin!

    We had thanksgiving with my side of the family on Sunday, so our Thanksgiving plans for Thursday are to go out to eat and then just hang out at home and watch Christmas movies.

    Sandy A

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  71. I follow via email and facebook. Going to my sister's house for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the chance. Love this collection.
    dragonfly9716(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. I follow by email, and love this block! Will be spending T-day at my son's house, with the grands and greats.

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  73. I follow on bloglovin and Instagram. I'm am having dinner with family on thanksgiving.

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  74. I follow right here on the blog (with GFC) and try not to miss a post.
    I am doing Thanksgiving at my Brother's house with family! Hooray.

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  75. I follow via bloglovin'. What a cute block.. Plans for Thanksgiving.. going to our nieces place for dinner..

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  76. I follow you on facebook and am loving these dreamscapes! Thanksgiving will be shared with four little grands at their house.
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  77. loving this block, downloading them all but heaven knows if we will ever get the fabric here in the UK. Being in the UK we do not celebrate thanksgiving

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  78. I follow you on Facebook & Instagram.
    We will have thanksgiving at our house. Our daughter who lives in town will be here with her family, my 93 year old mother & some friends--9 altogether!

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  79. I follow via email. Will sign up for Facebook. Love this block, It will help with more accurate piecing! Thanks, Lee

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  80. I follow by Bloglovin. I love this block, and how the color combo is perfect for it. We are having a small Thanksgiving with just the hubby and myself. Our children live too far away and can't make it home, so we are still going to have a small traditional meal.

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  81. Really love this block! I'm a blog follower and am really enjoying the block series. :-) We're loading up our Newfy puppy and driving to my childhood home in Western New York for Thanksgiving. Always great to see everyone!

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  82. Thank you for this Tutorial! Looove the block!! :) I already follow you thru Email, Bloglovin & Pinterest too. thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :D

    We are doing Thanksgiving here...most of family coming..some have to work...some are far away. Will be fun & food tho...and leftovers for the Friday Pop-ins! lol

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  83. Great block. I follow by e-mail and Bloglovin'. All my girls will be home and we will be doing some short trips to connect with other relatives.

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  84. Lovely block - like the twisted look! I follow by email and bloglovin! Thank your for the lovely blog hop! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. This block has always fascinated me! I follow on Bloglovin. I live in Canada so we have already done Thanksgiving. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  86. I follow on Bloglovn'. We are going to two Thanksgivings this year, great fun! okruhlik6(at)aol(dot)com

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  87. I follow you on bloglovin, facebook and instagram. My sister is visiting me & I am cooking a turkey in my greaseless fried turkey cooker, which really works by the way! Thank you, Susan

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  88. I follow you here and on facebook. Nice block and wonderful fabrics. Our Thanksgiving will be a small gathering this year.

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  89. Beautiful block. I follow you via email and on facebook. I'll be visiting my sister for Thanksgiving.

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  90. Have always loved the intertwined blocks! Am going to try it one of these days. I follow you via e-mail. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  91. Great block! I follow your blog and your Instagram account. I am going to have a quiet thanksgiving with my sons.

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  92. This an amazing block and 'sew' beautiful. The color bundle is absolutely to die for. We don't have family living close to us other than an elder cousin and his wife, so we have made it a tradition to go out and eat with them. Their family is in different states too. Looking forward to reading more on FB which is how I follow you now.

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  93. I follow your blog by email, great idea to see the unique blocks with these fabrics, love the colors!

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  94. I follow your blog ..I'll spend thanksgiving with my kids!
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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  95. Great block, I follow on FB and bloglovin!

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  96. I follow along with email. Love the fabrics.

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  97. i follow on bloglovin. Plan on some SEWING on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

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  98. I follow you on instagram as @jen.barnard I'm British, we don't have thanksgiving, I'll probably spend that day reading.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  99. I follow you by email. We will be eating thanksgiving under our carport , our house burnt down last month. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE THAT CELEBRATES IT!

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  100. What gorgeous fabrics and I just love how the guest designers have used them in their blocks. I am a blog follower and favourite dish would be the turkey.

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