Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Stop on the Red White and Blue Blog Hop

Happy Summer everyone and welcome to my stop on the RED WHITE and BLUE BLOG HOP.



This hop has been a great motivator.  I had 2 ideas for a small quilt this year that melded together perfectly under this red, white and blue inspired hop.

In December/January, I participated in the 12 Days of Christmas quilt along   from       http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com/      where we made a block a day for 12 days.

It was a great sampler made up of blocks that increased in number of pieces over the 12 days.  Day 1 block had 1 piece, day 12 had a 12 piece block.  At the time I thought this could work up to be a great lap size quilt for my couch.  Mean time, I had made myself a RW&B quilt top a couple of years ago that a friend asked me to complete  for her 2 months ago.  So now I needed a new RWB quilt for me. Perfect meeting of ideas.





Here is my parade of blocks for this quilt.  I had no trouble making the original 3 ½ inch blocks but my ability to convert them to larger blocks was woeful.  Some weren’t bad like the pinwheel and 4 patch, but let me tell you the X was a mini nightmare.  I finally drew the block on my yellow cutting board to actual size and then cut the pieces using the actual measurements.  



This is still a top and will probably be a top til at least next spring, my slow time, unless I send it out.  I have no issue whatsoever with leaving it a top and hanging it across the back of my couch as is.   It’s the thought that counts : }

Now while this blog hop motivated me to make this quilt, I felt like I was not working in the true spirit of the hop and that I needed to make 1 special stand alone block.


I originally made a block very similar to this one, just a bit larger to use as a wall or door hanging the Christmas after 9/11.  I quilt gifts for several friends and members of my family every year and this was the gift we all needed that year.  This redesigned one fits my table topper just perfectly.

My give away is this block. I will draw a name from the comment list on Sunday, July 15. Just let me know if you want to be in the running.

This was a great kick off to my summer.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Please stop by and see the rest of today’s creative contributions to the Hop.


July 10th
Tinks mom (that's me)






And last but never least, thank you Jane and Madam Samm for putting this hop in motion.

107 comments:

  1. What a creative quilt! And your snowman block is darling!

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  2. ahhh there you are...and great blocks too...thanks for playing along...and if you can think of this later...would you mind adding your button to your blog....I thought we may have added you in error...glad that was not the case...thx..

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    1. Hello you, I had the button up, in fact I had several buttons up and blogger ate them one day a week or so ago. For the life of me and several attempts I can't figure out how to get them back.

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    2. Well the good news is we know you are playing along with us....your blocks are terrific selina...don.t know what blogger is doing these days

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  3. Oh I just love your blocks.....they are a wonderful display of the red, white and blue...thanks for joining in. I also collect snowmen so would love to be in the running...have a wonderful day...

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful. The X might have been a nightmare, but it really pops! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful quilt and the stars coming together makes it really pop. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

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  6. Your Red White and Blue quilt is beautiful! Thank you for sharing and the cute giveaway!
    Happy quilting!

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  7. Beautiful quilt!
    I'd love to win the cute block. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. Thanks for all the RWB. That little guy may melt downunder but I will take care of him. Congratulations.

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  9. Lovely blocks....you did a great job on this...it's not easy enlarging some of these. love your giveaway piece too.

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  10. Wonderful blocks and when they come together and make stars - it just pops. Thanks for sharing this.. Judy C

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  11. Beautiful blocks, all of them. Like the way you put the blocks together, and the secondary pattern coming up. And I would really like the snowman block, as I live in Norway, and we have snow the whole winter, too much. Better to have a snowman block then.tubakk@online.no

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  12. Love your new sofa quilt. I like how you created stars with the stashing. The snowman mini is really cute too. Great set of blocks.

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  13. I have lots of those "thought that counts" sitting around. LOL! Your blocks turned out very nice--love the fabrics! The snowman is just too cute.

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  14. I really like your quilt top. Your patriotic snowman block is adorable. Thank you for hopping.

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  15. What an adorable little snowman block!!! I would love to see it hanging on my table topper :*) If I don't win, is there a pattern somewhere? Snowmen are my thing!

    I love your RW&B blocks too! Great job of putting them together to make a quilt. It has a lot of interest and variety - the eye keeps going from one block to the next. Thanks for sharing today!

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  16. LOVE tiny blocks! they look so crisp (but I know just as much work goes into the little ones as the big ones! LOL)

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  17. They are all great. Congrats on a wonderful top.

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  18. I think you did a fabulous job on the new red, white and blue quilt. The idea of increasing the number of pieces with each block is genius!
    Snowmen are always loveable and as a "flag waver", truly unforgettable.

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  19. That snow man block is so adorable! But, I really love your quilt top. It's fun seeing how well they each go together even though they are all different patterns and different amounts of pieces. I think this could make a really pretty Christmas countdown calendar if you put them together the other way. :) Thank you so much for sharing! My creativity is flowing now.

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  20. I love this little block. It is perfect. I am impressed with the quilt too. Thanks for the chance to own the block.

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  21. So cute. It will look great in a table runner with snowball block on each side.
    Thanks

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  22. So cute. It will look great in a table runner with snowball block on each side.
    Thanks

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  23. I think you did a great job on enlarging your blocks. The top look very 4th of July! Yes I would love the snowman to live at my house!!

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  24. Wow have you been busy. They look fabulous, and that snowman, now just how cute is he!!!!!

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  25. They are all lovely and I dont blame you leaving the quilt as is - it will look fine on the couch! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Selena , all your blocks are fabulous and the snowman is way too cute.

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  27. Your blocks and quilt are gorgeous! I too made that tiny sampler, and l love how you took it a step further to make a large quilt...it may have been a bit frustrating for you, but just look...you now have a larger work of art! Your giveaway block is adorable...good for you for giving back!

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  28. Wonderful blocks and love the stars that connect in the corners! Your little snowman block is adorable and I would love to win it!

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  29. I like the idea of enlarging the blocks to make it a lap size quilt, but I can imagine the challenge.

    LOVE your little 9/11 snowman block. It was perfect for that year, but would be fun to have for each year.

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  30. Fabulous blocks!! I think the snowman one is adorable - I would love to be put in the name draw for it! thanks again!

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  31. I've never heard of the 12 blocks of Christmas idea - but it's wonderful! I love your RW&B rendition! I would love your giveaway - if I'm lucky enough to win it! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I would love to be in the running. I collect snowmen. And yours is fantastic. I love all your blocks. Thanks
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  33. Wow,your christmas blcks in blue/red are gorgeous and the snowman,adorable!!

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  34. Your blocks are great your quilt top is so pretty. Yes I would like to be in the running for the snowman block

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  35. All your blocks are divine! Gorgeous work!

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  36. Love your blocks. Thanks for the chance to win your snowman
    block!

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  37. I Love your Snowman Block! Thanks for the Giveaway! Your RWB Quilt is Wonderful!

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  38. What a great idea to enlarge the blocks. I love your topper!
    And the snowman is adorable. Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  39. I love that little snow man! It is so wonderful!

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  40. You did a fabulous job on those quilt blocks and the quilt is wonderful. Even if that one block gave you a few fits, it turned out great. We women can do almost anything once we've made our mind up we WILL conquer right? LOL
    Thank you for showing us and for the adorable snowman block too.

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  41. Wonderful job on your beautiful quilt. Love the sashing! Judith, Texas

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  42. Such a nautical feel to your blocks and they make a great quilt. Well done scaling those little blocks up!

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of this fun hop!

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  43. Love your blocks and color combination! Good job getting the re-sizing done! That can be a challenge, can't it!
    Sharon
    Dexter Days

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    1. And I adore your snowman! It would be perfect living with my snowman collection--we are kind of partial to them here ;o)

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  44. Another great bunch of blocks, how do you gals do it? With this heat I'm glad you are giving away a snowman! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I love the idea of the '12 Days' pattern into a r/w/b quilt - and love the sashing, sets them just perfect. Thank you for sharing today.

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  46. Happy Hop Day, What a great idea. !2 days leading up to 12 pieces. I wish I had seen that quilt along. I love your idea of pklacing the fabric on your cutting board. Genius! I too would have no problem leaving it as a top until I was ready. It is beautiful.
    The snowman is so adorable!
    Thank you so much for playing! Great job!!

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  47. I love your snowman - he would make a wonderful Christmas gift so I may see if I can figure out to make a similar one. :) However, I'd love to win yours! blessings, marlene

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  48. I love your quilt top, especially the way it makes the stars in the center. Very nice. I also love your snowman and would be honored to have him in my house.Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  49. Loves your block, and I agree the snowman is adorable! I just love my table top stands, so easy to whip up small monthly quilts.

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  50. Selina, you really put your heart into the hop! I ♥ how all those corners made into stars - When I first saw the blocks, I was wondering if they did that, so thank you for sharing the whole top put together!

    You little snowman is absolutely adorable and I'd soooo love to have him! And just like Joyce, above, I'd probably send out a few of my own!! Thank you for sharing all your work!

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  51. I love all your blocks but the snowman is the coolest. I like 12 block idea and may have to try it. I'm new to quilt making so not sure if its something for a newbie or not, Thank you
    Robin in Washington State

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  52. Love your snowman block, know I could find a place for him. The quilt is great, I started the blocks but got way laid doing other things. You did a fabulous job with the blocks.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. Love the quilt! And the snowman is adorable. You clearly put a great deal of time into this hop. I loved my visit.
    Deborah

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  54. SO cute...all of you blocks look perfect .. You have a ton of talent!

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  55. Adorable quilt and love the snowman block! I collect snowmen so I'd love to be in the drawing...thanks for the chance!

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  56. Selina! This block is super cute!!! Love it!

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  57. Love your block!! Snowmen are one of my favorites!! :-) A few years ago, I made potholders for my Swedish son-in-law's family that had snowmen flying American flags! I'd be thrilled if I won your block-- thank you for the chance to win!!

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  58. I love your quilt top and the snowman block. I would love to win him and display him at my house.

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  59. Wonderful blocks and what a great idea to convert the 12 days of Christmas blocks I made that little mini twice and loved it. Your little snowman is adorable !Thanks for sharing .

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  60. My My you are one busy quilter! I loved looking thru your other posts to see all the lovely blocks and quilts you make!! I really am partial to those white corners you made with your RWB blocks! I need to check those out more closely!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane
    P.S I'm a new follower!!

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  61. OH my 2 favorite things. I always decorate with Snowmen during the winter months, and I love anything r/w/b any time of year. This would work just great in my house. Thanks for the chance to win such a fun block.

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  62. Thanks for a chance at such a cute block :). Your top looks great, thanks for sharing! So good to hop with you!

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  63. Your blocks are great. I love snowmen blocks from different seasons and would love to win yours. Thanks for the chance.

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  64. Your blocks are great. I love snowmen blocks from different seasons and would love to win yours. Thanks for the chance.

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  65. I really like your blocks Thanks for sharing! I would love to win the snowman block. He is just so patriotic Thanks

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  66. Hello, i love this block and would like to be in the running to receive it. Thanks

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  67. The snowman block with the flag is super cute!! Loved the quilt top!!

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  68. My 2 favorite things. I love to decorate with snowmen in the winter, and I love to use r/w/b any time of the year. This would look great in my house. Thanks for the chance to win. PS. I wrote a comment this morning, then I got a notice that it did not go through so I'm adding it again.
    Thanks Hope this time it works.

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  69. Aawww A snowman holding the flag too cute. Oh Say Can You See............

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  70. Love your blocks!!! Love love the snowman block!!!!! Thanks

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  71. Your quilt to way cool! What a great idea :o) I love your snowman and flag!

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  72. Your snowman block is too cute. Love the other ones tooQ
    Diane P

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  73. all of your blocks are wonderful and I really like the star you made in the sashing ... super special!! Great job and thank you for sharing! I've become a follower so I can come back to visit again once the hop is over :)

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  74. Love your twelves days of Christmas theme done in RWB. The snowman is fantastic.

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  75. One word - beautiful! Absoltuely love it and I've become a follower :) I love every one of the blocks and the little connecting stars!

    Beth

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  76. Outstanding is my one word! I love the corners--they add an extra dimension to the block.. I love the snowman block..I purchased a table topper frame for the R, W, & B hop..It would look great in January!

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  77. Such pretty blocks! Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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  78. You did an amazing job on all of your blocks! The snowman is awesome too. Lots of interesting stuff on your site, I will be back )

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  79. Your 12 Days of Christmas quilt is gorgeous! What a neat idea to match the pieces in the block with the number of day it is. Your snowman is great! Thanks for sharing your quilt and topper with us.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. Wow! Great job! I'd love to win your snowman block! Thanks for the chance!

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  81. I love your special block. I am Canadian but if I win I'll give it to some American friends.

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  82. Hi Selina, My friend Shell at Raspberry Rabbit got me looking at the quilts and the blocks that you all do. Yours is awesome and I love the red,white, and blue. It has a lot to do with being a military mom for over 10 years having a son that serve his country and would still do so today if health permitted. I don't quilt, but my hobby is embroidering quilt tops and baby quilts. I would love entering your giveaway. Have a great day A new Missouri Friend.

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  83. what a sweet quilt - love your star cornerstones - give it the real wow factor - and love your little snowman - he'd look adorable on my wall :)

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  84. What a terrific little snowman block- The blog hop has been great fun- it is so nice to see all the different blocks that people have created when they participated in the hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  85. Love the quilt you made from the blocks! Really nice work.

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  86. I love it! So colorful and patriotic...nice job!

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  87. Your top is beautiful! I love the little snowman, he's just so cute!!! Would love to see him in my home this Christmas!!! Blessed be, hugs!!!

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  88. I love that you used the Temecula Quilt 12 Days quilt for your giant size blocks. So fun.

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  89. Gotta have the snowman! I would hang it up now to help it feel cooler in this wicked heat we have been having.

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  90. absolutely love your block collection! Thanks for the inspiration to decorate with undone quilts, LOL! awesome idea!

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  91. Cute blocks!
    Count me in your giveaway please!

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  92. Love your blocks girlfriend. Decorating with quilts is so fun. I'm just now catching up with everyone. Late like the white rabbit. hee,hee,hee.
    Hugs!

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  93. Great job on your topper! All the blocks look super together! Really like your little patriotic snowman...count me in!

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  94. what a wonderful game to play! lovely blocks!

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  95. The great thing about hops is that you get introduced to so many creative blogs like yours. The bad thing about hops is that my blog list is getting really long. Your blocks are great and if I had to choose one I couldn't. Love the little snowman! Count me in on the giveaway and as a new follower!

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  96. Wow, love your blocks! Please enter me in your giveaway. LOVE, LOVE your snowman block!

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  97. Wow, love your blocks! Please enter me in your giveaway. LOVE, LOVE your snowman block!

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  98. Wow, love your blocks! Please enter me in your giveaway. LOVE, LOVE your snowman block!

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  99. Wow, love your blocks! Please enter me in your giveaway. LOVE, LOVE your snowman block!

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  100. I would love to be in the running. I adore your 9-11 block!

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  102. Very impressive work! Would love to win that block!

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