Monday, May 2, 2011

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Welcome Everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today.  I trust that you have had fun visiting all of the other bloggers participating in the tour.....I know I have!  It's been hard waiting for this day to come for the big reveal of my original block, but here it is.....I hope you like it!  Here's...........

Good Time Charlie

Good Time Charlie
Fabric from Little Pink Stars

Good Time Charlie  (block # 262 on page 56) may look harder to piece that it really is.  The four corner units are very simple to make and the angles of the Half Square Triangles will help to create a fun secondary design as you'll see in the quilt below.  The center of the block is a simple square-in-a-square made with the wonderful and versatile connector corner.  The center units with the larger blue print can be pieced with a template or you can use the Tri-Recs ruler (from EZ Quilting) as I did.  Once the Tri-Recs unit is made, you just add two pink connector corners.  That's it! 

I thought perhaps you would like to see what Good Time Charlie looks like in other fabrics. 
Here are a few ideas.

Good Time Charlie with Pink & Brown
Civil War Reproduction fabrics.

Another option.....

Good Time Charlie with 30's
Reproduction fabrics.

And another option....


Good Time Charlie with
Kansas Troubles fabrics.
I thought you may also enjoy seeing what the blocks look like in a quilt.

Good Time Charlie Quilt  65" x 65"

Instructions to make the quilt are as follows:

*Create (16) Good Time Charlie blocks from the directions given in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks by Today's Top Designers ~ Vol 3 magazine.
*From 3/4 yard of background fabric ~ Cut (2) 12 1/2" x WOF strips ~ subcut (40) 12 1/2" x 2" sashing strips.
*From a Fat Eighth of red fabric ~ Cut (25) 2" x 2" squares for cornerposts.
*From 1 1/4 yards of border print ~ Cut (7) 5 1/2" x WOF strips.

To see a lot more of my patterns and learn all about the
Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Club
visit my website.

In just a few weeks, I will be unveiling a brand new website with new patterns
and other quilting goodies!

Be sure to follow my blog and/or sign up for my newsletter (on my website) to receive an email when it's all finished. 


The 100 Blocks magazine will be in your favorite quilt shop and on newstands every where by May 10th....so don't forget to pick up a copy or two!  Remember, the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour is going on all week!


I invite you to leave a comment for a chance to win one of four copies of the
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine!  Check back on Saturday to see if you've won!!

Thank you for visiting today and good luck!

Pam




150 comments:

  1. Love the name of your block, and the techniques used are great. There was a "Duh" moment for the tri recs and connectors, like why didn't I think of that.

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  2. I like your block and can see it in reds and greens for a Christmas quilt.

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  3. What a great block! Love the KT quilt!

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  4. Love the way you added the connector corners to the tri-recs blocks....completely changed the look.

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  5. Love your block, and the different colors you used for it :)

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  6. I REALLY! like your block! :)

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  7. I love your block! I loved all the variations you made as well. It totally changes the whole thing with different values and colors. Great block
    ~a

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  8. That block is lovely, I am having fun visiting new blogs and seeing all the different blocks. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  9. It is a lovely block! Congratulations!Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  10. Great ideas for your 'Good Time Charlie' block.
    It looks like a fun one to make.

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  11. Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine. I look forward to seeing all of the other blocks also.

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  12. I'm a day late getting started with the blog tour I think. Thanks for the chance!!

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  13. Really nice block. Congratulations!

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  14. I love the block you made. It is so fun to use the Tri Recs ruler! Karen Schultz

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  15. Your block is lovely. This magazine is always so full of inspiration - can't wait to see it!

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  16. Wonderful giveaway and opportunity to win a really great book. Love your Good Time Charlie block. Judy C

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  17. What a great block! Congrats on being in the mag. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway also.

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  18. I love your block...and have just the fabric to make it with...pinks and chocolates ...can hardly wait!

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  19. What a fun block! Thanks for a chance at winning the magazine, and congrats on being featured in it.

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  20. What a beautiful block! I love the 30's reprod. fabric block the best! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Great block! I love it in the 30's fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I really love this block 'Good Time Charlie'. What a great name and this will be a beautiful quilt!

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  23. such a great block- it'll be so pretty as a quilt top. nelfamily at windjammercable dot net

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  24. I love the Kansas Troubles colors! I would love to win this magazine!

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  25. congrats!
    Great block. Love seeing it in different fabrics.

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  26. I would love a chance to win the magazine. Great block! Congratulations.

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  27. nancyclark305@comcast.netMay 3, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Good Time Charlie is a cute block.

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  28. I am following your blog via Google Reader! Glad to have found you. I'm loving the 30s variation. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  29. I like the reproduction block the best. I always like to see different color variations as I seem to have a hard time visualizing them on my own.

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  30. I like your block in the 1930's fabric.

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  31. Very pretty block in the beige, black and red. I like the color combination a lot. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.
    Mary

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  32. Love your Good Time Charlie block. Thanks for the chance to win - that is always fun! So enjoyed Journey I and looking forward to Journey II.

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  33. Love your block and the all of your colorways. Really liked how you put it in a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this must have magazine!!

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  34. I love the name of your block! Thanks for all of the ideas to go with it. Now to go poke around your blog and website!

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  35. Love the block. Thanks for the instructions for making the quilt. I'm now a follower because I love your work. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  36. This is a wonderful block. I can see all of the possiblilities with it. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  37. I love your block done in Kansas Troubles! I am so glad that I don't have to choose which block that I like the most out of the 100 Block, vol. 3 book. They are all so beautiful! I really like your block, it would be fun to make it in several different color ways. I love seeing how a block is changed by changing the fabric.

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  38. Another great one.Cant wait to get the mag. and get started!
    good thing I am on vacation for the next week!

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  39. Beautiful block. I can't wait to get the magazine. From the cover it looks like several blocks I need!

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  40. Like your block name and hope I win a copy of the 100 blocks

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  41. I love your block! And I particularly like the secondary pattern that shows up in the quilt!

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  42. Really like your block. I am thinking about how it would work up as a scrappy quilt. Thanks for the chance to participate in the contest.

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  43. Great block. I like that you show it in different colorways too.

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  44. Neat block--lots of possibilities for this....

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  45. I love the name and although I am not a fan of 30s prints, I do like that version. It's such a nice block to use with a variety of fabrics. Thank you.

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  46. Congratulations! I like the block in browns.

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  47. What a Great block and Thank You for the chance to win!

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  48. Great block!
    Interesting to see how different it looks in alternative fabrics!

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  49. What a great block! Thanks for showing it in different fabrics.

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  50. I'm so glad you explained the added corners to the tri recs block. I use the ruler set all the time --- what an easy change to make. One of those "why didn't I think of that" sort of things. I see your blocks in my future.

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  51. Woot Woot I love Good Time Charlie with Kansas Troubles fabric. Thanks for the instructions and a chance to win the magazine. Looking forward to your new website.

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  52. I have to giggle at the name of your block design - how did you choose it? :)

    I particularly like the 30s fabrics version!

    :) Linda

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  53. Cool name of you block. I wonder how you chose it? The Reproduction fabric and the Kansas Troubles fabric are my favorite versions.

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  54. Love the 30's version of your block. It is so neat. Looks like a fun quilt to make. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. So pretty in civil wars or 30's. Loe it.

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  56. I LOVE Kansas Troubles fabrics as they feel so much like home to me. Congratulations on being included and thanks so much for the quilt directions. They are printed and waiting on my successful win of the magazine.

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  57. I'm not a 30's fabric person but love that version of your block. Go figure!

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  58. It does look a bit complicated your Good Time Charlie block--but I'm up for a challenge always. My favorite fabric for the block is with the Kansas Troubles fabrics and was real happy that you showed the layout with this line. Sandi

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  59. Lovely block - I love the pink & brown combo :D

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  60. I enjoyed seeing your block. Congratulations on being selected for the magazine. I like the Kansas Troubles fabrics so much. They really make a dramatic statement with your block.

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  61. Very majestic looking quilt! Thank you for sharing you talent.

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  62. Great block. It looks tricky, but isn't and that makes it great! Love the Kansas Troubles colors. Thanks for adding the directions to quilt. It is really pretty.

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  63. "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" Great old song and even better block! (I guess I'm showing my age since I know where the name came from. LOL!)

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Mel Meister
    Deltona, Florida

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  64. Great block Psm! Congrats on getting in the book. I like your other designs also and am looking forward to seeing more.

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  65. I hope you and Charlie had a good time making this block! It does look complicated, but lovely. Thanks for a chance to win the magazine.

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  66. Block is darling and love the color options as envisioning is whats hard for me. Congrats and thanks!

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  67. Really like your block in all the colorways you show. Congrats on being inclued in the new 100 Blocks mag. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Thanks for showing your block in different fabrics! This block looks great!

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  69. I love the block - congrats and thank you!

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  70. What a beautiful block! Thank you for sharing all the different colorful combinations :) Thank you also for an opportunity to win a copy of this awesome magazine!! I've become a new follower of yours now that I've found you :)

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  71. Love your block, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Sometimes you gotta step outta your box and try something a little different!! This looks like a good place to start. Congrats on making the mag!

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  73. That is such a great block! I'm thinking I'll have to make a wallhanging right away using my Aunt Gracie's fabrics just to try out your block--I love your version. Can't wait to see your block in the magazine. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. Love the name of your quilt block and the fabric choices; it's so versatile. I love the fabric from Little Pink Stars. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. Good Time Charlie looks like you had a good time designing it!

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  76. I love prim and love the blocks with the Kansas city fabrics.

    Debbie

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  77. Oh my. I'm think I'm in love with Good Time Charlie... why does that sound like the story of my life? lol
    sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  78. I love your block, especially the one in 30's fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. Love the name you gave your block. It looks great in all the combinations.

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  80. Love the block - especially how a secondary pattern is created when made into a quilt. Thanks for the give away.

    Charlotte S

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  81. I am going to have learn to use my Tri-Recs. I think I did use them once, or why would I have them? I'll make a table runner with block. Fall colors. Thanks for the give away.

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  82. Thanks for showing the different fabrics using your block. I love it in the repros and retros! My local quilt shop has the Prairie Women club this year and I am enjoying it so much!
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  83. Love the choice of Kansas Troubles fabric. It really appeals to my antique sensibilities. Beautiful! :)

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  84. I love your block. I especially love the example done in 30's prints.

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  85. Great design. How would it look in really bright colors?
    Barbara J

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  86. I like this block!! Thanks for all of the color options - each looks so different!

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  87. Kansas Troubles...my favorite..thanks for the chance to win! Lisa in Texas

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  88. This block looks like it would be a good way to use up the smaller scraps. I like it because it has so much detail.

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  89. i like your block!! glad its not as complicated as it looks:)

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  90. I like the original colors you used, the black, white and red are perfect.

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  91. Very nice block and fabric choose.

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  92. Nice block. I like the original and the pink and brown best. It looks great done up as a quilt.

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  93. I like yourblock. You included instructions on the making the block. Thanks. Congrats on being in the 100 block magazine.

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  94. I Love your block. Star blocks are my favorite. Thanks foe sharing. Hugs Ariane

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  95. Beautiful block! I love your style. I am a new follower! congrats on making the cut!

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  96. I like your block. You included a tutorial that is helpful. Congrats.

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  97. Your block is unique because of the big blue triangles. thanks for the great explanation of how you used the tri rec triangles and connector squares. You are very clever!

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  98. Love the way different colors emphasize different shapes.

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  99. Congratulations, Pam for a block well-done! I love the different colorways you showed us. The Kansas Troubles fabric block is my favorite.

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  100. Lovely block. Thanks for showing some color options. Sometimes it's hard for me to see past the magazine photo and visualize something else. Thanks also for the chance to win!

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  101. Your block looks great! I especially like it with the neutral background, for then the star pops out!

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  102. Love the block in the Kansas Troubles! Great block!

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  103. Great block. This is so much fun.

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  104. Love the block and the name too! PS - Im a Kansas Troubles fan so I favor the last rendition. Thanks!

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  105. Great block! Love seeing it in all the variations!

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  106. Great looking block. I love the name too. My Grandfather's name was Charles but everyone always called him Charlie. Charlie just fit him so much better with his British accent he still had after living in the US since 1959.

    I love the block in the 30's fabric of all your showed.

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  107. I love the idea of making a quilt wirh these blocks, and yours would definitely be one of my first choices! Love it!!

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  108. What a great block! Thank you.Looking forward to seeing the whole issue.

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  109. I really like your block. I think I'll be purchasing the appropriate Accuquilt die for the the tri-rec though for accuracy!

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  110. Very creative to add the corners onto a Tri-rec unit to make the stars. Thanks for a chance to win a copy Here!

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  111. Very nice block-great possibilities

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  112. Beautiful block; love the 30s repro version!

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  113. Congratulations on getting your block published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. I your block in the repoduction fabrics.

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  114. Beautiful block. I love it in the Civil War reproduction fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on being chosen for the magazine.

    jennhgray@gmail.com

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  115. Beautiful block! Very interisting seeing all the variations. Congrats for beeing featured in the Magazine and thanks for the chance to win a free copy.

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  116. Wow! Your block is great. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  117. Your block is wonderful. Thanks for showing the different color changes. It really can change how the design looks. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

    Julie
    sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com

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  118. Lovely block. Love it in the Kansas Troubles fabrics. Your chosen setting is very nice. Congrats on being selected for the book.

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  119. Pam this is a wonderful block and I love the Kansas Troubles that you made it with...congratulations.

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  120. I love all of your color options but Kansas Troubles is my favorite. The block has such potential.

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  121. Love your block...especially in the 30's print. This block seems so versatile with different color pattners...almost everything seems possible.
    Thanks again...and congratulations!
    Toni
    www.LifeInAPinkBunnySuit.com

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  122. Love this block the best in the last colors.

    Thanks!

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  123. Love the color options. Really brings the block to life seeing it in different combos. Thank you!

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  124. Love the block in French Provincial fabric

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  125. what a beautiful quilt. great pattern for KT fabrics

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  126. Wonderful to see Good Time Charlie in so many combinations. It's a great block.

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  127. I love your block, and it is fun to see it in so many different fabric combinations!! Thanks!!

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  128. I bet you would end up with some beautiful secondary patterns if you used this block without sashing. I love the movement of the block. In the block with the 30's fabric my eyes see the center lifting up. It is so cool!!

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  129. You've done it again, Pam! What an awesome block! Very versatile. Thanks for sharing those wonderful options with us, too. Congrats on getting it in the newest issue of 100 Blocks. I'd love to win a copy.:-)

    Hugs, Karla

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  130. Thanks for a chance to win. I love your block and the different fabric variations that could be used to make it. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

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  131. Good time Charlie is a great block and describes my son-in-law very well. :) I especially like that it is shown in my favorite colors. Congratulations on being chosen!

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  132. I'm crazy about the name! Thanks for showing us the different versions.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  133. I am definitely making this, love this block.

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  134. Love the block. Thanks for a chance to win

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  135. tamiquilts@att.netMay 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Love Good Time Charlie.....and thank you for the chance to win!

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  136. Good evening,
    Thank you for showing how the fabrics change the look of your block... most entertaining... sure does make a difference.
    Kay
    Metro Atlanta

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  137. Nice block. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Cindy W.
    cwcavy@hotmail.com

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  138. I would love to make a picnic blanket using your block. It would be great in red, white and blue!

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  139. Great block! The possibilities are endless.

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  140. Your block just screams classic colors to me. I think it looked best in the more muted colorways. I like that you have created a easy block that looks elegant. I could see me using it in a tote bag, if I ever get to making a bag for myself.

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  141. Love your Good Time Charlie block and like it best in the little pink stars fabric!

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  142. What a great block. I love it in the "neutral" colours.

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  143. Your block is great! I love the depth of it! Especially like it in the Kansas Troubles fabric and how you showed us what it would look like as a quilt. Thank you for your time in participating in the blog tour and congrats on being in the magazine!!

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  144. Great block - I think I like it in the 30's multi color - would look great in brights too. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

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  145. i love your block in the 30s repros, it's so sweet!

    thanks so much for the chance to win!

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