Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Week 41 Moda BlockHeads Pinwheel Star by Lisa Bongean

This week Lisa Bongean bring us a lovely pieced star. But before we get to it, let's talk holidays and stress.  Every year I think, next Christmas I'll have time, rather make time to do all the fun things I wanted to do last year but didn't get to do. While I am trying this year, there is simply not enough time in the day...I'm sure you all agree.  With grandkids involved, it truly is a magical time of the year. decorating is done, shopping started, baking barely started, sewing deadlines, um working daily on them. My holiday wish for you...time. Time to enjoy the beauty and sweetness of life around you. Tis the season and Tis the season of giving.....stay tuned.

Seven weeks to go....Have you enjoyed this journey?  If you are a blockhead, leave me a comment  about your favorite part of this journey.  Don't look, but there is a prize at the bottom of the page, but only if you comment and leave an email address. If you are not a blockhead, let me know a favorite part of the season.   Can you guess my favorite part of the holiday season? Try....

Question of the Week...Christmas presents...did you make any?  Did you finish or will you still be stitching on December 24?  I did not make a single gift this year, but if I had, I guarantee I would still be stitching on Christmas Eve!!!


Thanks Lisa for this week's block, Pinwheel Star
for Lisa's blog and the pattern

Pinwheel Star
My version includes fabric from Hope's Journey, Rachel Remembered, and center indigo print from Evelyn's Homestead....I'm trying to sneak in a few print here at the end.  Evelyn will ship in March.  The way time flies around here, that is like , tomorrow!  Fun block to piece.


And the 3" Mini Penny block...don't be fooled, the block is not set like a traditional hour glass block. Miss frugal here, saved all the triangles leftover from trimming the triangles away (narrow seam) when making the star point (flying geese units). My fabrics were starched.
 If you make your units as directed, you will have 8 light and 8 dark triangles leftover. Use a scant seam  to sew 4 units like an HST(close to an 1/8") pressing to the dark triangle. 
Trim the 4 HSTs to 2" square. 
Press each unit to the dark. 
Assemble a pinwheel unit. Press units to the light. 
On the back the seams should spin all in the same direction.
Now sew 4 light triangles to 4 dark triangles along the short side. Press these units to the light triangle.  Matching the corner units to the sides of the pinwheel, pin so that the light seams nest, then stitch. Press to corner. Repeat on all corners.  
Block should be trimmed to 3 1/2" for a 3" finished block

If you need to cut from scratch, cut 2 squares of dark and 2 squares of light 3" each and make 4 quarter square units. Trim each of those units to 2" square. Sew the 4 units together to make the block.  

Hope you enjoy making this week's blocks.

And now, here is the generous giveaway from Moda....
Merry Christmas to you, a lucky winner!
Remember above, I asked you to comment for a chance to win...your favorite part of Christmas season, just one favorite part.  And if you happen to guess my favorite, you get your name in the drawing twice.
Each of us, Jan, Jo, Lynne, Lisa and Carrie (modafabrics) have prizes on our blogs, so if you want 6  chances to win, visit each BlockHead's blog.  Links to their blogs are below.
My prize package includes a fat 1/8 bundle of Evelyn's Homestead, My book with Carol Staehle Treasury of Quilts, and 2 of my patterns.
Good luck!
Contest ends midnight, Sunday.
Winners will be announced Monday morning, December 18.
Contest will be promoted on our Facebook group Moda BlockHeads.  Be sure to visit there as well to see what everyone is making.

                                     

Until next time ~
Betsy


308 comments:

  1. shopping black Friday....my long time friend and I have been shopping on that day for many years....I always sing Merry Christmas to ME at least once while shopping LOL....

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  2. My favorite part of the Christmas season is relaxing after Christmas dinner with my family all around...when all's right with the world.

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  3. All finished, wrapped and mailed. Actually they arrived.

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  4. No handmade gifts this year. Have really enjoyed picking out the fabrics for my Blockhead blocks each week. Can’t wait to see them put together.

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  5. My favorite part of our Moda bow has been learning so many little tricks that help my quilting.

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  6. My favorite part is time with family.

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  7. My favorite part of the Christmas season is putting up the tree and getting out all the decorations. Reminds me of when my kids were young😊

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  8. First Merry Christmas. I believe you just want more time! And your favorite thing is being able to spend time with your family. I have so enjoyed this bow and especially the minis so fun to use little left over scraps that most just toss. Thanks for offering all of us a chance for some of your beautiful fabrics.

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  9. Is your favorite part all the beautiful lights? That is my favorite part. I did not make gifts for my family this year.

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  10. I've LOVED being a Block Head. I've been using scraps from previous quilts,and been very disciplined as to not wasting any piece of fabric. I have 2 sets going and plan on another set.

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  11. I think one important thing I loved about this blockhead journey was how much I learned. I got so much better at piecing and appliquéing! I also am so impressed with the generosity of you and the other designers...thank you!

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  12. I have loved all your mini blockheads. I still have quite a few blocks to finish but did actually make some gifts and got them in the mail two days ago. Hopefully still time for me to finish a Christmas quilt for myself.

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  13. COOKIES! My most favorite part of the Christmas season is the cookie baking (and of course the cookie eating). Our grandchildren are now old enough to help and that makes the baking a shared joy.

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  14. My fav is the food... and I bet yours is the people. pbxmimi@hotmail.com

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  15. I'm betting your favorite part of Christmas is the grandkiddies. Their excitement and tearing off the wrap is a treasure to behold. I hope Santa remembers me with a gift.

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  16. I love your graceful designs, Betsy. You inspire to make beautiful blocks. Thank you and Merry Christmas to your family.

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  17. I love your graceful designs, Betsy. You inspire to make beautiful blocks. Thank you and Merry Christmas to your family.

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  18. My favorite part of the holidays is watching my family open there and homemade gifts and watching their expressions and that makes me feel like I have done something right... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  19. Making Quilts!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

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  20. I'm Rat Ferré, and I want to thank you for the journey that I'm enjoying so much. My favourite part of this season is the chance to spent more time with family. Happy Holidays!

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  21. Being together with family or friends is my favorite part of Christmas. And if I win, it will be the perfect gift for my birthday. aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  22. My favorite part of the season family all together cooking laughing and playing our Christmas games. We have a great time together 😊.

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  23. I love when my grandkids come to help me bake Christmas cookies!

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  24. The grandkids! For both of us!

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  25. As always cute blocks! My favorite part is the time I can spend with my family and friends and I think it's the same for you (your grandchildren are so adorable I'm sure you love the time you spend with them).

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  26. Yes, I finished 2 quilts for my parents.

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  27. My favorite part of the Christmas season is the excitement. There is a special feeling at this time of the year which seems to bring out excitement and best of all kindness.

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  28. My favorite part of Christmas is Jesus! And family!

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  29. I’m so pleased to tell that I followed through on making mug mats for the young ladies of a local group home for the developmentally disabled. Paired them with a fun mug! Can’t wait to give! Thanks for a chance to win! quilter.56@hotmail.com

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  30. Trying to make doll clothes for my granddaughter. Merry Christmas. dorthac at aol.com

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  31. My favorite time of the season is Christmas Eve service, and my second favorite is right after dessert is over on Christmas Day. Dishes are in the dishwasher, kids playing with grandparents or their presents if the grandparents have fallen asleep in their chairs while watching a game on tv. And a sense of gratitude falls on the house. That we have food, a warm house, and love ones in our lives not just at Christmas, but everyday. So many who don't have even one of those things! Happy holidays!

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  32. My favorite part is sitting in the dark watching the lights on the Christmas tree and slowing down... I'll bet that is your favorite part too!

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  33. My favorite part is being with my husband, kids and grandkids.

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  34. My Favorite part of Christmas is sitting down with my family for dinner. I love the time we spend together

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  35. My favorite part of the holiday season is choosing Christmas books for my nieces and nephews. I'm going to guess that your favorite part is decorating the tree(s).

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  36. I made a lot of gifts this year and finished them all...including wrapping them...lots in mind for next year too!

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  37. Favorite part of Christmas is baking cookies!

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  38. My favorite part of the holidays is that everyone is excited any happy.

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  39. Seeing my grandson open his gifts. What joy!

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  40. no handmade gifts this year......hoping to change that next year!

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  41. Watching the kids open gifts is a great joy!

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  42. I've loved learning how to work with smaller blocks!

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  43. I made all my Christmas gift this year, starting in January taking the advantage of after Christmas sales. The thing I like best about Blockheads is 'meeting' so many talented quilters and being able to share my blocks. Merry Christmas email address: click149@aol.com

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  44. My favorite part of the holidays is everything that goes with the season. Make every day Christmas with family and friends! I think your favorite is your family - and that is not only during the holidays.

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  45. My favorite part is lights on trees

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  46. The family gatherings are my favorite part especially watching the grandkids.

    Merry Christmas

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  47. My favorite part of the season is walking outside in the crisp fresh air and then when I've listened to the birds and watched the squirrels and rabbits enough, coming into a warm house and baking cookies.

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  48. Wow. What a nice surprise. Thanks so much for sharing. I love all of the special baking. have a wonderful Christmas

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  49. My favorite part of the Christmas season is first, attending Christmas Eve Church service, and then, driving around the town to look at the Christmas lights. My next (or maybe tied for most favorite) favorite is watching my grandkiddos looking with anticipation at all the gifts under the tree, wondering which ones are for them. Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous give-away! Merry Christmas! HUGS... and stitches

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  50. My favorite part of the holiday is spending the day with my children and grand babies. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  51. I've loved to see my improvement in working with tiny (sometimes really tiny!) pieces. And I've loved learning a little bit about each of the designers. You are all so creative and helpful.

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  52. My favorite part of the season is getting with family. We're spread out from IL to VA & NC so the visiting and catching up with each other is the best! After all, isn't family & love what it's all about? Merry Christmas to you & yours!

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  53. Hi Betsy and Merry Christmas! My favorite part of the holidays is snuggling up on the couch, working on a Christmas quilt and watching Christmas movies! I'm guess that your favorite part of the holidays is spending time with your family and making memories. :) I've so enjoyed this Blockhead Party this year - thank you for participating. Peace and Blessings to you and your loved ones in the coming New Year!!!

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  54. I have just loved working on your tiny 3" blocks and am excited to start putting them together. My favorite part of our holiday tradition is filling the stockings. Now that my children are grown we all find silly surprises to tuck into everyone's stocking and spend the morning drinking mimosa's and laughing while we open them. I suspect that spending time with family is your favorite part, as it is for me!

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  55. My favorite part of the season is memories of Christmas with family. And cookies, lights, ornaments, giving gifts, ... I think your favorite part is family time.

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  56. Your fabrics are beautiful! Would love to have your book too!

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  57. My favorite part of the season is the music. Time to go to the Christmas concerts, time to enjoy my family and friends. Love all your posts, thank you for the lovely pictures of the blocks.

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  58. My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with family. All the shopping stresses me out, but I look forward to seeing loved ones.

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  59. Forgot my email address librarynana@gmail.com

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  60. I love the music.....all of the Christmas carols. I love to play the music, and it really gets me motivated to bake cookies and work on gifts for family and friends!

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  61. My favorite part of Christmas is being with family and friends. I think yours is family as well

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  62. My favorite part of the holidays is family....the excitement of seeing all the grandchildren together at one time, the large variety of food, and all the siblings togehter at once.

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  63. My favorite thing is the food that I only cook during Christmas

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  64. Favorite "part" of Christmas? That would have to be the anticipation of Christmas Eve and Midnight Mass with family but the BEST part is sitting in the church and listening to the beautiful carols sung by the choir ... time to pause and reflect the REAL "Reason for the Season". Merry Christmas to you and yours; all the Blessings of the coming New Year to you and your loved ones. Linda

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  65. The quiet nights, with snow falling, listening to carols while sitting in the lights from candles and the Christmas tree. Always makes me reflect back on the years and memories of our life together.

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  66. My favorite part is watching the kids enjoy the holiday. Thanks for so many fun blockheads

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  67. I love the season of Christmas. The joy of giving to others in need or in your heart. I love the to sew for friends and family, gifts that are one of a kind and special.
    Merry Christmas, Sue ( parkssueellen@gmail.com)

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  68. My favorite part of the season is attending all the special Christmas services and activities at church.

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  69. I love seeing all of the various blocks and the different fabrics used for each. Lots of inspiration! Thank you!

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  70. I have enjoyed creating all these small blocks. Every week I look forward to seeing the new one. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Merry Christmas!

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  71. Beautiful! Can't wait to get Evelyn's Homestead! Love this week's question. I love making Christmas gifts, but I usually wait until the last minute. I made 6 last night for a meeting tomorrow!

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  72. My favorite part of the journey was the support and being part of a huge group and learning from everyone

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  73. I love when the family is home, we have snacks and play games while listening to Christmas music.

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  74. My favorite party of the season is to watch the anticipation keep building in the eyes of small children--love that! Perhaps your favorite part is spending time with your family.

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  75. My favorite part is playing with the grandies, I bet it’s your favorite part too

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  76. My favorite part of the Christmas season is family- and I think yours is too. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas.

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  77. My favorite part of the holiday is having our grandchildren all together.

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  78. I made one quilt for a gift this year and was lucky enough to have it completed in November.

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  79. I have enjoyed seeing a new block each week made by each of you in different fabrics. This has been inspiring to me as I set together my blocks. Being with my family is my favorite part of the Christmas season. We get to play, laugh, eat and reminiscence. Family time is the best time.

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  80. love the idea of the give away
    Merry Christmas

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  81. I have loved the learning process! I have learned so much the last 40 weeks and have so enjoyed the journey. Thank you so much for your beautiful blocks!

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  82. I'm a blockhead and the best part of this journey for me is seeing everyone's interpretation of the same block (not just the designers, but those in the Facebook group as well). Isn't it wonderful that our hobby allows everyone to be creative in their happy place!

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  83. Decorating the tree is my favorite part of the season. And I'll guess that it's the same for you as well. Thanks for a chance to win. Casands1@comcast.net

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  84. Decorating the tree is my favorite part of the season. And I'll guess that it's the same for you as well. Thanks for a chance to win. Casands1@comcast.net

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  85. I did make a few of our Christmas gifts and since we have already had our family Christmas I am all done with the sewing projects. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  86. I made little bags for all my friends. The fabrics matched each individual's personality or occupation.

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  87. My two daughters are grown, but my favorite thing to do at Christmas is to bake their individual favorite cookies and bring them when I visit them, isn't that your favorite thing to do, bake cookies?

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  88. I made 3 cowls for the females in the family, but all the quilts are going to be for 9 grands next year. For Christmas, I’m wishing for time with family and friends. I’m gonna guess that’s your Christmas wish too! Thanks for the chance! Your Treasury of Quilts has been calling my name since it came out! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  89. My favorite part of Christmas is the "spirit" of Christmas...malls are decorated, people are shopping for special things, the bakery is lovely, fancy candy is boxed beautifully, people gather together, even the pet store says "It's Christmas". And I watch all the Christmas classics in December which is a fun tradition and play my absolute favorite Christmas DVD's...Johnny Matthis, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Andy Williams all month (and drive my husband crazy!). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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  90. My favorite part of Christmas is getting together with my brothers and their families as we are all not together very often. You can feel the love. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  91. Decorating the tree is my favorite part of the season and I'll guess it's the same for you as well. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway. casands1@comcast.net

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  92. As usual, I won't get them all finished. Sigh. I am old enough that I think I should be able to gauge time to finish a project more accurately. They are made with love.

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  93. Love the decorations, the gatherings, the family and the Lord being ever present.

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  94. Some homemade. I never seem to finish all I want. Perhaps I can learn a new trick- accurately gauging how long a projectile will take.

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  95. I still have one "little" granddaughter and watching her excitement is enough of a gift for me. I do love these blocks! They have been a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

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  96. My favorite part of the season is, Christmas service at my church on Christmas Eve, and then Christmas morning brunch with the family. I look forward to the Moda Block heads each week, each different but not hard to make. Happy Holidays !!!

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  97. Last minute gift for my middle son is a bible cover/carrier. I have until the 22nd to get it done or I will be hand stitching it.

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  98. Have loved all the blocks. Some have been a challenge but it had improved my sewing! Thank you to all you ladies for your hard work.

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  99. My favorite part of this journey has been connecting with fellow quilters from around the world! What a wonderful experience! Merry Christmas Betsy!

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  100. Family gathering together happy and healthy . Yours has to be family gathering .

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  101. My favorite part of the season is baking with my granddaughter. We bake a lot of older recipes and pass the goodies along to family neighbors and friends.

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  102. I think your favorite part of the holidays is a continuous celebration with family and friends.

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  103. Made some. Not as many as I would to have time for. Sigh. All made with love!

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  104. My favorite time of the season is spending time with family!!! ❤️

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  105. My favorite part of the season is spending time with family!!❤️

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  106. Love the Hallmark Christmas movies. Everything turns out right in the end and it snows.

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  107. I've made all I am gonna make for the holidays this year.... I'm ready to move on to my works in progress. Happy Holidays..... would love a present from you.

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  108. Yes I made several gifts all quilts. My favorite part is all the patterns that are available this time of the year and the cute things to make.

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  109. I made two quilts for my granddaughters. Thank you for the wonderful designs and Merry Christmas!

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  110. My favorite part of this journey is getting so much "eye candy" from everyone's choices of fabrics on all the blocks. Lots of inspiration!

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  111. My favorite part of the Christmas season is the feeling of peace and hope. Carolyn

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  112. My favorite part of the holidays is sitting with the tree lights on in the dark and the twinkling spirit of christmas. I love that peaceful color. I made lots of gifts this year. quilt, totes, pouches, zip bags, pillows. And also getting together with family

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  113. Thank you all that you share with us.. love your blocks!
    I have made a few gifts this year.

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  114. Didn't make anything, now that I am retired I give gifts all year round! My favorite part of the season is being with my family. And my favorite part of this Blockhead journey has been watching all the beautiful blocks from all the participants. Can't wait to see everyone's finished quilts!

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  115. Thank you for all that you share with us.

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  116. Wednesday Blockheads has been a nice middle of the week boost and has increased my piecing skills. AND good use of my vast Civil War reproduction stash. Made a single pin cushion for an upcoming exchange. Allison C Bayer Plano Texas USA allon0711@yahoo.com

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  117. My favorite part of the holiday is celebrating candle light service with my family. It calms me down from all the hustle and bustle. I think yours is a day of down time with your family. I did make 3 small wall hangings and hooked two rug mugs as gifts this year. Happy holidays to you and yours.

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  118. Maybe third times a charm! Have been trying to comment and it doesn't show up! My favorite part of the season is spending time with family!!!

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  119. My favorite part of Christmas is Christmas Eve at my parents. Myself, my 4 brothers, our spouses,17 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren are all there! Family is the best. I am going to guess your favorite part of Christmas revolves are family being together too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  120. I didn't make any gifts this year, maybe next year for sure! i concentrated on making my bedroom as Christmas-y as i could since my daughter, her husband and 2 babies will be taking over our bedroom when they come. i have a red and white antique quilt on the bed and have up a Christmas-y sign over the bed with greenery and lights. And put up a small decorated tree on the dresser. i hope she likes it

    I'll guess that your favorite part of the season is watching the kids and/or grandkids open their one christmas eve present and put on their new pajamas!

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  121. I would like to have a new camper so me and my family can do things together next year.

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  122. Going to Christmas Eve Church service with my children and grandchildren.

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  123. My favorite part of the holiday season is different now than it was when I was small. Strangely, as a child my favorite part was grocery shopping with my mom a few days before Christmas to get all the supplies for the HUGE Christmas Day feast she prepared so lovingly. It was the only supermarket trip in the whole year that she made a shopping list. We went to two different stores - one that specialized in the best and freshest vegetables and one for everything else. I guess it's my favorite because of the love and care she put into feeding our family all our favorite and traditional dishes. Nurturing was how she loved us all year 'round, but at Christmas time she ramped it up to the pro-level! I would not expect to see "grocery shopping" on anyone else's list of favorites.

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  124. I make something for the kids every year. They are done. Thinking of next Christmas' project. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  125. My favorite part of this journey is seeing everyone's completed blocks. It is amazing how color and print placement can totally change the look of the same block.

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  126. Christmas music - from Messiah to Amahl and the Night Visitors to Corelli to James Taylor to Bing Crosby!

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  127. Being with family would have to be my favorite thing about Christmas. I feel for people who have no one to be with at this time of year. I love all your work. To win this giveaway would be wonderful.

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  128. I'm hoping to make some more homemade gifts next year because I'll be retired then. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  129. My favorite part of the season is the awe of the little kids, who are so excited by fun and activities of the holiday!
    Nancy
    eddnancy@msn.com

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  130. My favourite is decorating the Christmas tree. So m any memories go with each and every ornament. I once read a book called "Live, Love, and What I Wore" about how clothing sparked the writer's memories. For me those ornaments take the place of her clothing.

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  131. What a fantastic giveaway, Betsy! I am a Blockhead and I've loved learning about all of the designers...from how they assemble the blocks to the fabrics they choose to learning about your personal lives a bit!! I'd guess that your favourite part of the holidays is getting together and spending time with your family, especially the grand babies! And for me, believing what the birth of Jesus means for me is the best part of the Christmas season. Thanks for this chance!

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  132. The colors of the fabric in Evelyn’s Homestead are beautiful.

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  133. My favorite part of Christmas is decorating the tree, making cookies and spending time with family.

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  134. My favorite part of Christmas is getting to spend time with all of my grandkids.

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  135. Favorite part of the season is having time with family and friends

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  136. My favorite part of Christmas is being with family. I'm guessing that's yours, as well!

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  137. My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family. My husband and I also try to attend some type of Christmas concert every year.

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  138. Singing Christmas Carols is a favorite part of the holiday season for me. Thank you for the Blockhead patterns! clara-chandler@att.net

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  139. My favorite part of the season was Christmas Cards! I loved catching up with people but no one (me included) sends cards anymore. We all are stressed for time. I have a year old grandson so this will be his first Christmas to participate and we a anticipating that. I think you feel family is a favorite part of Christmas.

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  140. I love almost everything about the season - decorating, making gifts, baking and wrapping presents. I think the part I enjoy most is spending time with family and friends.

    Your favorite thing is spending time with the grandchildren.

    Merry Christmas
    Charlotte
    kurtschindler111@gmail.com

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  141. My favorite part of Christmas is getting together with family and friends. My favorite parts of the Blockhead journey are (1) "meeting" quilters from all over the world, and (2) the creativity of those quilters. Merry Christmas!

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  142. Yes,,,I did Lynnes advent calendar at the last minute. Finished in 2 days, while eorking etc...was fun
    .i have so loved doing the block of the week..

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  143. I love decorating my house for Christmas.....so special to handle many of the things that my grandmothers and great-grandmothers handled and sharing in that connection with them.

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  144. My favorite are those special moments with my daughters when we are watching Christmas shows, making our favorite treats, wrapping....enjoying the season with each other. I'm guessing your favorite are the magical moments with your grandchildren. Merry Christmas!

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  145. Looking forward to the final quilt. Merry Christmas and God Bless You and your family

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  146. My favorite part of the journey was seeing the work of people from all over the world - it was a wonderful way to see yet again that we really are all more alike than different.

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  147. Love your fabric! Thanks for the contest!

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  148. Favorite part is the kids' anticipation for Christmas morning :)

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  149. This will be the first year we have a sailor coming home at Christmas. I feel like we will be living a Hallmark commercial. Can't wait. I have made a good portion of my gifts this year. Two full size quilts and five separate table runners.

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  150. My favorite part is time with my whole family! The joy of Christmas!

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  151. I love that everyone is in a better mood and in better spirits this time of year.

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  152. My favorite part of the season is the Christmas lights. They always give me a sense of joy when I drive around and see them.

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  153. My favorite part of the season is getting together with old friends and new. I completed 2 Christmas presents this year.

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  154. My favorite part of the season is spending time with family and friends. I think your favorite part of the season is spending time with family and friends too.

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  155. I love all the decorations. The ornaments have been collected over our 55 years of marriage and all our travels. Each brings back lots of memories. The house decorations also bring back memories and have been collected over the years. Each and every one is precious to me. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  156. My favorite part of the season are all the get togethers, great food and decorating. I don't do as much as I used to but I still find pleasure in what I do. It looks like you have a lot of fun with the decorating too!

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  157. I love making homemade gifts. This year I did several including quilted items, embroidered items, and soaps and scrubs. I love Christmas so I usually start I September.

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  158. Nancy A, I was going to enter the same thought. We too have collected ornaments from our trips and I adore getting them out, one by one, and recalling memories of the trip. I love sitting in front of our Christmas tree in the evening and watching the twinkling lights. Skeeter911@ outlook.com

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  159. I’m a “Blockhead”, so my favorite part of this process has been the anticipation of seeing a new block each week!
    My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my kids & grandkids —- and I bet that’s your favorite part too!

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  161. My favorite part is getting out all the decorations and revisiting the memories they bring back!

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  162. I love learning all the techniques that are taught as we goo through all the amazing blocks. I agree time. You think you will have lots after retirement but it seems to slip away. Merry Christmas. Julesgould15@gmail.com

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  163. My favorite part is time with family on Christmas day. I'm guessing that might be your favorite part as well!

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  164. My favorite part of Christmas is being with my family. My sons are grown and so far we have gotten to be together every year. One moved pretty far away and we'll be going to his house this year. I know there will come a day when we won't be together. For now I will enjoy my time with them, having a relaxing day filled with good food and their presence.

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  165. My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family, especially my 85 and 91 year old parents. I am guessing your favorite part is spending time with family and friends. I have enjoyed seeing each designer's interpretation in fabric of the Blockhead blocks each week. Merry Christmas.

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  166. My favourite part of Christmas is spending time with family and carrying on traditions made by those who have gone before us. I think family time is probably your favourite as well.

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  167. My favorite part of the Christmas season is having all the family together! What an amazing prize package! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  168. My favorite part of the season is the Christmas Carols, they tell such an amazing story of what we are truly celebrating!

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  169. Love the Blockheads blocks! Thank you for all your wonderful work! My favourite part is having family on Christmas and watching the excitement on our grandkids faces! Thanks for the amazing contest, too.

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  170. My favorite part is the decorations, though i have to admit i'm sporadic in decorating. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  171. Thanks to you for the chance to win! Yes, I made 3 quilts, 1 quilted purse and doll clothes for my granddaughter. And now I am making little zip pouches to have on hand in case someone drops by. Merry Christmas.

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  172. My favorite part is the music and beautiful lights. Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  173. Cool block. I like family togetherness the most about holidays! Happy holidays! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  174. Books, patterns, and fabrics to go along with this weekly block. So much fun! Thanks.

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  175. My favorite part of the holiday is spending time with family and friends, which I believe is also your favorite part. Enjoy the holidays with all of those you love. Merry Christmas!

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  176. Merry Christmas! Enjoy seeing your mini blocks, great job. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  177. My favorite part is attending Christmas Eve church service..it just brings all things into perspective for me.

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  178. My favorite part of Christmas is family, when we are all together with no other places to rush off to or things to do. Just a day where we all relax together, play games, and strengthen our relationships.

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  179. My favorite part about the Christmas season is the friendliness of people and their willingness to go just a bit above and beyond to make someone really happy on Christmas day. I am loving your beautiful fabric in this block....soooo pretty!

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  180. Hello Betsy, have so enjoyed getting to know you along the Blockheads journey! My favorite time of Christmas is when I let go of everything on my list and sit quietly enjoying the season and those around me and the softly falling snow. Merry Christmas!
    estownley@yahoo.com

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  181. I always enjoy the time with the family during the holidays. I would guess it's also your favorite. I don't make gifts for Christmas either, as much as I'd like to there just isn't enough time and it would just become stressful.

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  182. My favorite part of Christmas: holiday food, especially cookies! I love to make them and eat them and share them with my family.
    I am guessing your favorite part is spending time with your family. Merry Christmas!

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  183. My favorite part of Christmas is the friendly atmosphere I find everywhere. Christmas carols, decorations - I love it all. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Terry

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  184. My favorite part is spending time with family. I'm guessing this is your favorite part too

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  185. This year I’m making potholders for everyone. I’m almost finished and really wish that I was faster at hemming binding!

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  186. I am a Blockhead and I look forward to every Wednesday for the new "reveal". I hope to make many, if not all of these blocks.

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  187. I'm a blockhead, only a couple blocks behind because of my Christmas gift sewing. My favorite thing about Christmas is having my family together. We have 4 grown children and there's a lot of bustle with all the grandkids, but it's fun to see the look on their faces at the magic of Christmas!

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  188. My favorite part is family. Happy to have them all, but especially during the holidays.

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  189. My favorite part of blockheads is that I have actually done all 40 blocks to date and will be doing 41 today! Can't believe I'm keeping up!

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  190. My favorite part of the season is Christmas Eve spent with our extended family.

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  191. My favorite part of blockheads is seeing everyone's blocks. There are so many different color combinations.

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  192. I think everyone’s favorite part is eating and being with family!

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  193. What I love about Christmas is being with my kids and grandkids and seeing all the grandkids playing with each other and having so much fun!

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