Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My Block's in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!!

I am sew thrilled to finally be able to share a truly fun block that I made back in February for the just released Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine issue #12. A big welcome to my new visitors who are stopping by from Quiltmakers Blog Tour. I hope you'll enjoy seeing my block and learning a bit about me: Sandra Starley, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, antique quilt collector and lecturer, quilt designer, etc. and leaving a comment to be part of the GIVE-AWAY to win a your own copy of the magazine with photos and patterns for all 100 blocks (more about that later). . .

Drumroll: Here is my Echoing Churn Dash!!!!

I love using black and white and hot pink and polka dots. I also had fun with the sewing themed fabric used in the outer edges of the block (buttons, pins, and scissors). It was interesting to play with the traditional design and create an "echoing" pattern.

As a quilt appraiser, I spend a lot of time studying quilt history and collecting antique quilts. I love to share my collection in quilt history trunk shows, quilt study classes and more. If you are looking for an entertaining and informative speaker/teacher for your quilt show, retreat, etc. please feel free to contact. I have an extensive antique quilt collection and would love to share them with you.

I also really enjoy giving old quilts "New Life" by remaking antique quilts both as close reproductions and modern makeovers. Echoing Churn Dash is one of my modernized blocks.
I was inspired by this funky churn dash/monkey wrench quilt in my collection. This quilt maker clearly sewed to the beat of her own machine.
Monkey Business, antique monkey wrench, c. 1880.

Here is another inspiring antique quilt - Amish Churn Dash- circa 1920 that would be right at home at any modern quilt show.
Amish Churn Dash, Donna Starley owner, c. 1920
Give away - now closed (but comments are still welcome)
 Comment #4 Janet O. and #115 Barefoot Thunder will be getting a copy of  Quiltmakers 100 blocks.
Thank you for all the great comments!!!

2 GIVE AWAYS-- Quiltmaker is generously sponsoring a giveaway, please leave 1 comment for a chance to win your own copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Issue #12.  Since I love working with antique blocks, share your favorite traditional block in your comment. And to make things twice as fun, I will also be giving away a copy of QM Issue #12 to a lucky commentor.
Be sure you leave your email, if you are a no reply or anonymous blogger, so you don't miss out.
Leave just 1 comment and on November 23rd at 3 p.m. Eastern, I will pick 2 winners. After commenting, be sure to click on the photo below to visit QM to see more blocks and join in more giveaways.


119 comments:

  1. I really like log cabin blocks because they can be arranged so many different ways.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  2. Ohio Star is one of my favorite quilt blocks.

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  3. I like the log cabin block because it works in many ways. Thanks for the chance!

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  4. Congrats on being in the magazine, Sandra! Actually, Churn Dash is one of my favorite, so I am fascinated by your remake of the block. And you are drawing winners on my birthday. Maybe it will be lucky for me. : )

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  5. Love your block! My favorite traditional block is Flying Geese!

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  6. Ohio Star is my favorite. Simple yet lovely.

    craigmartha at comporium dot net

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  7. Your block is so striking, with the hot pink, love it. Actually churn dash is the traditional block I'm most drawn to, though I haven't yet made an entire quilt with them.

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  8. Love me some log cabin blocks. frog2quilt@gmail.com

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  9. The new monkey wrench block is very intriguing -- I can imagine it in a scrappy colorway. I *love* the antique Monkey Business quilt! As for my favorite traditional block? It all depends on what I'm working on . . . but I am partial to Prairie Queen.

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  10. I'm in the log cabin camp--it's always been my favorite!
    jamquilt@optonline.net

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  11. I love the sawtooth star. ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I love stars, any type of stars. aevrard(at)rcn(dot)com

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  13. Log cabin has always been my favorite with Dresdens coming in a close second.

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  14. Congrats! I seem to buy lots of Prince's Feathers. Never made one though.

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  15. Pinwheel is my favorite block. Thanks for a chance to win. sandi1100@yahoo.com

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  16. Fun block!! I really like the friendship star block. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. My favorite traditional block is Flying Geese. They always make me smile thinking of them flying in groups! I have 2 old quilt tops my grandmother made in the 40's or 50's that I inherited. I don't like either of them, but have wondered how I could "fix" them into something pretty. One has pieced butterflies in black! duchick at gmail dot com

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  18. Love your block. Coincidentally,one of my favorite blocks is churn dash. Thanks for a new take on it.
    patd at yahoo dot com

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  19. I love churn dash blocks on point. My favorite block is Feathered Star.

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  20. My favorite block is any block with stars. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. Sandra, I L•O•V•E your block!! Congrats on having it in the Quiltmaker Magazine!! Hmmm...my fav block is Burgoyne Surrounded. :).

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  22. Thanks for being with us on the blog tour, Sandra. We really appreciate it! Have a great week.

    Diane at Quiltmaker

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  23. I am in love with log cabins. But, I adore your block too. It is really really cool!

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  24. I have always liked bear paw block. I bought a bear paw quilt top from my friend years ago and still have not quilted it. I have to get on it! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  25. Beautiful block.

    Log cabin or anything with stars are one of my best fav blocks.

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  26. My favourite traditional block is the Friendship Star.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  27. Oh that is a fun one! How did I miss it? Must read the mag again more carefully!

    I like the snowball. I'm not much of a traditional quilter, and it seems a more modern traditional block. :)

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  28. I use log cabin blocks a lot in my own projects. But it is not my favorite- star blocks are!
    ale3002000@yahoo.com

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS your block is wonderful I love the feel of motion it gives. my favorite traditional go-to blocks are the log cabin and the pineapple
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  30. I'm into nine patches right now.

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  31. My favorite traditional block is the log cabin. It was the first block I learned and I love the variety of layouts you can get!

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  32. Lovely new variation of the churn dash block! I think my favorite traditional block...at the moment :-)...is the buckeye. I love the way you can play with it and color values. lorismills at charter dot net

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  33. Your block is a wonderful twist on a churn dash and I love it! My favorite traditional block is the Sawtooth Star. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. Love your block - very vivid! My fav block is the log cabin!mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  35. Churn Dash is by far my favourite block. I made a miniature quilt using the churn dash block, and sewed an antique button in the middle of each block.

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  36. Wow! Great take on the churn dash block. I love any block with a star in it; I love Lemoyne Star.

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  37. My favorite ia Snail Trail. I do love what you've done to the churn dash.

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  38. I love the Lone Star, but I haven't made one yet. I really like the look of your double churn dash.
    deborah dot k dot browning at gmail dot com

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  39. Love your block and the way you used striped fabrics in the pattern! My favorite traditional pattern is the double wedding ring.

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  40. Great block! My favorite traditional block is log cabin, although the ones I make don't always look traditional.

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  41. After more than 40 years of quilting and doing all kinds and levels of quilting, my favorite block is still Churn Dash.

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  42. congratulations on the block...love the colors you worked with.

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  43. love a churn dash this is great. If scaled up it would make a fabulous single block baby quilt say about 40 inches

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  44. very neat block. I have always loved the log cabin block.

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  45. I like your block - the skinny rectangles seem to make it! My favorite traditional block is the Dresden Plate.

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  46. I love your Echoing Churn Dash block!! My favorite traditional block would have to be the log cabin.

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  47. Would it be vying to be Teacher's Pet if I told you that Churn Dash has always been my favorite block? You've definitely upped the ante with this version.

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  48. Have always loved the friendship star block. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. I have too many favorite blocks - sort of like flavor of the day but churn dash is on the list!

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  50. I have always loved log cabin blocks, but also anything I can paper piece. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  51. I haven't been quilting too long so most are new to me but I really like using flying geese in my quilts.

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  52. What a neat block! I love traditional quilts and my favorite blocks are any with stars in them.

    Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker's 100, Vol. 12.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. OMG, Churn Dash is my favorite block - need to do this one! jessibir@hickorytech.net (Dee)

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  54. I'm a sucker for stars but I also love Tumbling Blocks and Log Cabin. shirlsu@gmail.com

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  55. Wow, lots of pieces in your block. My favorite block is Ohio Star.

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  56. Log cabins are my favorite traditional blocks.

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  57. Hi Sandra, I'm from Payson, UT!
    I really am into traditional blocks, sometimes with fun twists like you have done. I love stars--any type of stars--but paper-piecing is addicting to me because I love mariners-type stars the best.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. I guess if I had to choose a favorite it would be a pinwheel! I LOVE your block and the black , white & hot pink colors --fabulous!!
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  59. I love log cabin and drunkard's path blocks. Simple blocks with endless design possibilities.
    i love what you've done with the churn dash!

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  60. I have finally made a churn dash block and really like your version. My favorite traditional block is the Ohio star block.

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  61. Absolutely love your pink and black version! I like the good ol' Dutchman's Puzzle block because it's simple and bold.

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  62. log cabin is my favorite, but thanks for showing that funky monkey wrench, that gives me hope that one day my stuff will be appreciated by someone

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  63. I really like the nine patch block, so simple and yet versatile. Your churn dash block is very intriguing. hillheartsongs@gmail.com

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  64. Really cute block. The churn dash is my favorite block. Thanks

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  65. Love your block... log cabin is my favorite probably because it was the first quilt I made.. thanks...drhodes9@cox.net

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  66. Bears paw is my favorite,,,,,Just a thought it would be cool if you signed your block please....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  67. My all-time favorite quilt block is the double wedding ring. I haven't attempted to make one but I do own one that my mother hand pieced and hand quilted. rhondasledger@yahoo.com

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  68. The block that looks like pants was one of my favorite as I toured the Women Right to Vote history from the Saturday Morning post. lkcquilts at hotmail period com

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  69. I love stars. Most stars are so lovely in a quilt, and never go out of fashion.

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  70. Stars are my favorite block, whether they're sawtooth stars, Ohio stars, or any variation in between. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine. Each issue is filled from cover to cover with creativity and originality in the blocks.

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  71. My first quilt was a log cabin and maybe for that reason, log cabin blocks have become one of my favorites.

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  72. Your block is adorable and one of my favorite color combos. My favorite traditional block is weathervane. Thanks.

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  73. Wow! Just one? I guess the Pineapple would be at the top of my list. And the Rose of Sharon, because I love appliqué, too.

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  74. Oh gee... it is hard to choose just one. There are so many that I like but, I will choose the log cabin.

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  75. Ohio Star is my all-time favorite block. tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  76. I like Irish Chain block.
    diantha dot howard at gmail dot com

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  77. Burgoyne Surrounded has been a favorite for quite a while. Thanks for the beautiful block!

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  78. Asking a quilter to pick one favorite pattern is like asking a quilter to only buy one yard of fabric in the quilt shop. So I will say that I like lob cabin and pinwheel blocks. kthurn@bektel.com

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  79. Churn Dash is a very nice old block but you have certainly given it a stunning dressing up. Thanks for the block and the giveaway.

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  80. Log cabin is a favorite old block. Love the fabric choices in your block. auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  81. Great block and the title fits it perfectly! My favorite traditional block is the Friendship Star.

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  82. Terrific block. My favorite traditional block is the log cabin. Thanks.

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  83. So glad to see a tradition-based block! My favorite is the good old nine patch, for the variations on a theme are endless!

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  84. One of my favourites is the Chimney Sweep block but the Churn Dash is lovely to and I use it quite a bit. Your new block is great but I'd make it slightly 'quieter' colours.

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  85. Great block! I love traditional blocks and variations of them. Thank you for the giveaway.
    ceciliayoung at gmx.com

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  86. I really like traditional quilts and my favorites are both the log cabin and the churn dash blocks. Log cabin was the first lap size quilt I ever made.

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  87. My very first block was a churn dash - it was the bib part of an apron I made as a bridal shower gift back in 1987!! I love traditional blocks with a twist...right now I'm into flying geese and majestic mountains! Your block is really fun - I had to count how many repetitions I could find!

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  88. Great block! My favorite is the bear paw block. Cyndy Knapp cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net

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  89. I like basket blocks. Maybe one day I will actually make some! Yours is a great variation. pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

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  90. Actually the Churn Dash block has been a favorite of mine for many years. I have used it in many quilts and like your version.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  91. I really like Pineapple Log Cabin.

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  92. The churn dash is probably my favorite traditional block. Love your variation.

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  93. My favorite block is the simple 9 patch!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  94. I just donated a Churn Dash quilt. I really like Granny Squares but Hunter's Star is a close second.

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  95. Congrats on your block! I love just about any kind of star block, picking a favorite is too hard. My favorite is usually whatever I am making at the time.

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  96. My favorite go to traditional block is the log cabin block. It is so very versatile. I love a modern twist in tradition...like your churn dash. Thanks

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  97. I love courthouse steps and dresden fans (because I stink at the fans, I think and am just envious! LOL!). Congrats on your winning block :)

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  98. My fav is the Card Trick block.

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  99. Love your block. Great idea. I like many of the traditional blocks. Right now I am playing with 9 patches.

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  100. Great block for using up scraps. My favorite block is the Dresden Plate

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  101. I also love the churn dash block. I have a quilt made by my great-grandmother of 6 inch churn dash blocks.

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  102. Great block! I really love the colors! My favorite block is the 9 patch.

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  103. I really love the way your block looks with all the pretty colors. I am thinking this would look awesome as a scrappy quilt. (I am really into scrappy) Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway. My favorite block is the Dresden Plate.

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  104. I love your echoing churn dash! What a cool idea! I like log cabin blocks.

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  105. very nice block, i love log cabin blocks

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  106. Flying Geese because I love seeing them so much in the fall flying south. debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  107. Ohio star (really just about any star) is one of my favorites.

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  108. Jacobs Ladder is one of my favorites. Love your block. sandygarrett80@gmail.com

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  109. What a cute block, you used such fun colors!! I would love to see what everyone did this year to come up with this 100!

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