Monday, September 4, 2017

~ Block 2, I Love Home BOM and GIVEAWAY

Happy Monday cute quilting friends!  I'm so excited to be sharing block 2 in the I Love Home BOM designed by Jacquelynne Steves.  


 For my blocks I chose to do freezer paper applique and invisible machine applique instead of the fusible raw edge applique.  Most of my fabric selection came from my stash of Pam Kitty by Lakehouse Fabrics.  There's a couple designer fabrics thrown in the mix also because Pam Kitty plays well with so many different fabrics.  


I'm using Monopoly thread by Superior to stitch my applique in place, it's invisible and very durable.  This thread holds up well to an iron and the heat from a dryer.  I've tested it at higher levels of heat than suggested and it doesn't melt.  This block was ironed after finishing using a cotton setting and the thread held up fine.  It comes in two colors clear and smoke for darker fabrics.  I'm using the clear thread with a teeny weeny little blanket stitch.  How tiny?  The picture below shows the thread and the tiny stitch.   Using a 70/10 needle also helps to hide the stitching.  


The Monopoly thread is barely visible.  Once the quilt is washed, it almost disappears completely, giving your quilt the look of hand applique without all the work.



The window sashing and the heart above the door were sewn using Aurifil thread and a double machine stitch.  


 Awe...my design wall is looking SEW cute!  Can't wait to share the rest of the quilt with you...I've a surprise finish!


If you'd like to join the I Love Home BOM there's still plenty of time to join in the fun.  Click here to go to Jacquelynnes blog where you will find information about this FREE block of the month and block 2.  


There's several block options for this block of the month.  Applique, embroidery, a plain center block and the newest idea a Wonky house block.  Information on the Wonky house block can be found by clicking here.


For more I Love Home BOM inspiration you can join the Facebook group or follow the Pinterest Group.  Lots of fun and creative ideas for sprucing up your blocks.  And don't forget to hop over to see all the bloggers in this blog hop.  By visiting and commenting on each blog you'll be entered to win this months giveaway.

Podunk Pretties (you are here)

The giveaway for this month is a fat quarter bundle of A Shout, A Whisper, A Text from Sarah J. Maxwell.  She also one of the bloggers in this hop.  

This giveaway is now **Closed**
To enter the giveaway here at Podunk Pretties all you need to do is leave a comment in by clicking on the word "comments" at the end of this blog post.  It's open to everyone, from anywhere in this big ole world!  Any comment will do.  And just to be on safe side leave your email address so I have a way to contact you if you win.  

Last months winner was....
Margie Adkins
 Congratulations Margie! 

Thanks for stopping by my little spot in Podunk

~ Lea Anne ~








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161 comments:

  1. I would love to win the September giveaway!

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  2. Your block is so bright and pretty and your invisible machine applique looks beautiful.

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  3. ohh your block is so pretty. a very happy home for sure :)
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  4. I guess I better try the machine applique. I'm a hand applique girl but I need to get some things done. Thanks, Nancy Pleimann nplyman@yahoo.com

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  5. LOVE the bright, cheery colors in your blocks and your applique skills are amazing!

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  6. I always love red and pink, like you've done. Thanks.

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  7. What beautiful fabrics. barbara_t21.1@netzero.net

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  8. Your blocks are very pretty. Nice colors. janiesews@cox.net

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  9. Beautiful fat quarter bundle. Would love to win it.

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  10. I am enjoying seeing everyone's blocks! They are inspiring.

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  11. Great colours and prints... a country charm!!

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  12. Hi,neat fabric collection! Thanks for sharing!!!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  13. Love the plaids & ginghams used on your very happy block! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  14. Very pretty block! Thank you for sharing!
    a.c_olive@yahoo.com

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  15. Block 2 is so cute, and I love seeing the variety of color combinations. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Looking through this BOM, I love seeing everyone's different blocks! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Thanks for the recommendation regarding Monopoly thread by Superior.

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  18. I love the fabrics you are using in your blocks! They look so cheery.

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  19. love to see everyone's different blocks!!

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    2. Love your colors. Barbara Buchanan sanbar3@hotmail.com

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  20. Thank you for the giveaway and your designs!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  21. Really cute applique blocks! I have some MonoPoly threads, but haven't used them yet. You have inspired me to try them. If I win, I hope you can notify me, but I hesitate to leave my email on a public site. Thanks!

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  22. Just going crazy seeing all the differences in fabrics used with these blocks!

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  23. Your blocks are cute! (Well, I haven't seen any ugly blocks for "I Love Home!") Thanks for participating in a nice Giveaway! :)

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  24. Hiya Lea Anne!
    I just love your colour choices!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Quilty Huggs!

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  25. Your house blocks are so cute! Love your technique! Can't wait to see the final quilt top! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  26. Love this technique! Your blocks are in such happy colors! Love these blocks:) prismsaz@cox.net

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  27. Love your block it is so Happy! Have a great day!

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  28. I love the bright reds and pinks to your block. It has a valentines feel to it. I love it!

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  29. So many great choices of fabrics being used. Every block I see makes me smile. carolannher49@gmail.com

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  30. Loving this quilt also no thanks for participating 💕

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  31. Love Pam Kitty and Lakehouse fabrics. Great tips for the applique.

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  32. Love the bright colors--perfect for a happy home!
    terryb54952@yahoo.com

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  33. I love the use of red and white. Thank you for the sewing tips about needles and thread! dpearcey@bell.net

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  34. Love your fabric choices! I have not heard of monopoly thread, I will have to try it. Thanks!

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  35. Love your bright red & pink colors together. Thanks for all the tips as well as the chance to win.

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  36. Lovely fabrics. Looks so sweet!

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  37. great looking fabric. I rarely use fabrics with words but I know I could use this fabric. Angie Bowling
    bowling2805@twc.com

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  38. So cute! Your fabric choices look great in this pattern.

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  39. I love this BOM. Thanks you for ging us a chance to win.

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  40. Very cute block. I have just finished block one. I may start block 2 today but need to do some yard work first. Sigh.

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  41. Adorable block of the month. Your fabrics are so bright and cheerful, perfect for the sweet houses!

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  42. I love these blocks and would love to win the fabric! I can't wait to start on these myself!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  43. Your block is very pretty.
    Pam at rogerpamjolly@yahoo.com

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  44. How different everyone's blocks look. Lots of good ideas out there.
    swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.

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  45. I love these blocks everyone is sharing. Yours is so cheerful! I'm not doing these blocks; I'm finishing my Farmer's Wife blocks. I'm on block 100 and have 11 more to the end, plus about 4 blocks that I skipped over to keep up with the group.

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  46. Happy to have found your blog via this BOM!

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  47. I like the tiny blanket stitch, I might try that

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  48. I love your blocks Lea Anne. The colors are beautiful and look great together. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  49. I love the bright happy colors in your blocks.

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  50. It's so much fun to "nest in" for cooler weather, and make happy quilts.

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  51. I love the bright colors you used for the I Love Home block.
    antique_99664@yahoo.com

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  52. Such bright cheery colors in your blocks. I'm doing this one in autumnal tones.

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  53. Wow, is that a very tiny stitch!! I don't know if I could see good enough to know it I was catching the fabric. But it sure would be fun to try. Love the look of the finished applique. ngoeben@new.rr.com

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  54. Beautiful applique. Was it hard to do the freezer paper applique on all those small pieces? I have used the method for larger pieces.

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  55. I love the reds in your blocks. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  56. Your blocks are so cheery! Love the reds!

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  57. Very awesome blocks!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  58. I so love this block. I hope it's in my inbox today!

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  59. I love house blocks, your colors are so pretty.

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  60. Your house block is so cute and the fabrics are lovely. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  61. I love everyone's variation on this quilt along. Thank you for participating.

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  62. Such cute house blocks!! I am loving all of them!

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  63. I need to find some of the Monopoly thread! It really does look invisible! Your house blocks are adorable.

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  64. I like the colors in your blocks.

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  65. What a gorgeous FQ bundle and what pretty house blocks. Baileyhouse@sbcglobal.net

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  66. I'd love to try the Monopoly thread. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  67. Beautiful blocks...&love your colors! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!
    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)com

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  68. Your blocks look great together! I'm not sure my eyes could manage clear thread and a tiny stitch.

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  69. Thanks for the detailed information on the Superior thread you used. I believe it will be my next purchase! (robinsbusiness@hotmail.com)

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  70. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I am having fun hopping to the blogs and getting interesting tips.

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  71. Your work is wonderful as always. Great color scheme.

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  72. It's very exciting to see all of the different blocks created from the same directions. Choice of fabric really does make the quilt.

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  73. I love seeing all the different blocks different soloists make! And thanks for the opportunity to have a chance to win.

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  74. Thanks for the thread tip...your work is inspiring

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  75. Your blocks are so cute! Can't go wrong with the sweetness of Pam Kitty Morning.

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  76. Love your invisible machine applique technique!
    (marcellebeldon@gmail.com)

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  77. liking how you have done the applique, maybe I will try applique this time have finally got m background fabric so will do 2 blocks this week, also bought some applique spray as do not like bondaweb leaving a hard finish to the fabric when I had a play at applique recently though it is more likely I take the easy route and do the embroidered version!

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  78. your block is soooo cute & i love your colors.
    katie95005 at yahoo dot com

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  79. What a beautiful block. I enjoy seeing what everyone else is creating. This is so fun. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

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  80. My favourite monopoly is also Superior, clear or smoke.

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  81. Love all the color and your stitches are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  82. I love your block. Gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. The fabric you chose is so pretty. I love your block. kayew54@gmail.com

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  84. Your block is beautiful! I enjoyed making my block last month and can't wait to start on this month's block.

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  85. Love your block. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win! lhulen@centurytel.net

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  86. I love the happy color combo. joyceloffree@gail.com

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  87. Love your pretty block! Thanks for the giveaway! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  88. Love your block! Thanks for the giveaway! Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  89. Very pretty block! Thanks for the giveaway! toledotcatatverizondotnet

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  90. I really like your machine applique method. It really is a combination of the best methods out there. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  91. I love house blocks and machine applique. This BOM is a win-win!
    susansewsstuff@gmail.com

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  92. This BOM is so much fun. How perfect to have houses in the design. Sure could use some fat quarters too. CarolK jerseycatz@yahoo.com

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  93. Thanks for the tips. I really like your color choices!

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  94. I love your appliqué! The colors of Sarah`s fabrics are so pretty!

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  95. This block is very cute, and you did a super job making it. A whole fat quarter bundle is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks to the sponsors.

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  96. I love these house blocks. They are so pretty. hopemitch@yahoo.com

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  97. I think this is such a fun quilt-along being able to pick the way closest to your heart!
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  98. I love the photo of the blocks on your wall! I think I need to get some letters for my seeing room.

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  99. I am happy to have stumbled onto your blog through a Pinterest post. I will come back and check out previous posts. Thanks for offering a chance to win fabric!! :)

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  100. I am really enjoying this BOM. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  101. I haven't started yet, but I hope I will.

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  102. Hiya!!! Your block is so bright and cheery. Love your fabric picks. That little bundle up for grabs is sweet too. Thanks for participating in the hop and the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  103. Thank you for a chance to win a giveaway. Loved the color choices for your block!

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  104. Thanks for the chance to win! I am enjoying learning needle turn applique on this project. :) htnista@yahoo.com

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  105. I'm really enjoying making these blocks! And of course I would love to win the fabric!

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  106. Bette at bettemcl@gmail.comSeptember 5, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    I haven't started these blocks yet, but I know it will be fun & love to see all the ideas that everyone has!

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  107. Cute block! I need to get started on my blocks. ndfromsd at gmail dot com

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  108. Love these blocks! Thanks for the time you put in this blog.

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  109. Your blocks and the giveaway bundle are lovely!

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  110. I am so enjoying this BOM and finding so many wonderful blogs to follow. kathi5980@att.net

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  111. Thanks for the lesson on machine stitch applique. I'm going to have to try the small stitches.
    monica(at)icanquilt2(dot)com

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  112. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netSeptember 6, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Your row is really cute. Thanks for the tips and thanks for such a generous give away.

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  113. I'm interested in trying the raw edge technique outlined with black stitching ala Zeriano.

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  114. Thank you for a chance to win.

    myquilts0@gmail.com

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  115. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great and generous giveaway.
    MarilynDKC@AOL.com

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  116. I really like these blocks. They are so full of whimsy. The giveaway is nice too. Angie Bowling bowling2805@twc.com

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  117. Cute house :) Thank you for the giveaway. Excited to check out all the other bloggers as well this month. dawn (dot) bulthuis (@) gmail (dot) com

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  118. Love your choice of colours and the invisible thread effect. thebookdate(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. Your blocks are amazing- I have never tried freezer paper applique, but I WILL now after seeing yours!

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  120. Thank you for sharing your hints on sewing these blocks.
    I would love to win the giveaway and use the fabrics in a new project. Happy Thursday.

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  121. Hi Lea Anne! Nice to meet you here. I'm new to your blog & I just love your applique style. I'm going to have to start following you to learn more about you. Thanks for participating in the BOM.

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  122. I would love to have this fabric. I could make a cute quilt.

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  123. I would love to win this fabric. I could make a cute quilt.

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  124. I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to. Thank you for your blog. (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  125. So pretty. I like your choice of fabrics.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  126. Sweet little block...thanks for sharing!

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  127. I just love how you used the red colors in your block.Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work.

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  128. Thank you for offering the give away. I love the colors of the fabric that have been picked.

    mgkbs59@gmail.com

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  129. Love the colors in your block.

    altaam02@comcast.net

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  130. Beautiful block and thank you for the chance to win!

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  131. Love your block. This is such a fun BOM.

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  132. Your fabric in this quilt a long is bright and cheery! Too bad i'm not participating this go round.

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  133. I love your blocks. Such a fun Block of the Month!

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  134. love your colors and ideas for applique! Thanks!

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  135. I love your blocks. Thanks for the chance to win more fabric!!

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  136. I love your color choices and want to continue reading your blog as your sense of color is similar to mine. Thanks.

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  137. I like your color choices! I am enjoying seeing all the different fabric combinations everyone is using.

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  138. Your blocks are so bright and cheery! Thank you!
    eahorgan@gmail.com

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  140. Love bright colors in my quilts.
    onorman (at) wilkes (dot) net

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  141. Very pretty blocks! So very bright and fun.

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  142. I came across the I Love Home BOM on Facebook. Glad I did. Love the block inspirations with different fabrics. Brenda brentindle @ yahoo dot com

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  143. I am new to quiltung, never particated to a quilt along or a BOM.. Bit afraid of the unknown, I guess. However, these home blocks are very tempting...

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  144. Your blocks are SO ADORABLE!! I tried machine applique in a class with Harriet Hargrave and she had us using monofilament thread, too. I found it difficult to keep my stitches landing right next to the edge of the applique without going over, and kept blurting out 4-letter words in class every time I made a mistake... Thank goodness you can't get sent to the principal's office at a quilt show or I'd have been in big trouble! :-)

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