Friday, November 9, 2012

100 Blocks Traveling Eddie

This is the original Traveling Eddie.
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 I love quilt blocks that create other "hidden" blocks when put together in a group.  I also enjoy it if you change the color, value, etc... around and then the quilt takes on a whole new different look.  That is what I tried to accomplish here.  

The joy of this quilt block is that it is simple.  It is full of half square triangles and 2" squares.  This is easy to piece together, easy to work with, and brings a little joy when it all comes together.

When I was making the original block, I had a more masculine look in mind.  I picked fabrics and colors that could work for men and women alike.  But as time passed, my girly side wanted to make a showing.



So....Here's my girly traveling Eddie  (maybe Edith?).  Changing the colors up a bit, and switching things around brings a different look to the quilt, and provides a different feel.  Honestly, this little quilt brings me a some joy.



What colors do you want in your Traveling Eddie?

Leave a Comment for a chance to win a copy of the 100 Blocks magazine, and a $10 gift certificate to my favorite online quilt shop, the Fat Quarter Shop.  The Fat Quarter Shop has always been so good to me.  Their customer service is beyond lovely. I have loved working with them in the past on HUGE orders, and they have impressed me so much.  You should definitely check them out.

Good Luck!





150 comments:

  1. I would pick blue and green, love your block!

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  2. I love the colours in both blocks ! Def something I'm going to try !

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  3. Love the block and both color ways!

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  4. What a great block! I especially like the red/aqua version!

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  5. Love the block and the touches of teal in the block makes it splash.

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  6. I love simple, too, but your block doesn't look simple when it's done. I love it. Traveling Eddie is beautiful.

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  7. Oh, so many possibilites! thank you for sharing!

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  8. Love seeing your block in different colors! I would make it in blue and green. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Traveling Eddy is a super block...and the Fat Quarter Shop is the best!!! I would try to duplicate your red/aqua...love it!

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  10. Love FQS & Love Traveling Eddy. I would use beiges and blues.

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  11. Your block is beautiful - I also love to see the secondary patterns emerge when a quilt is laid out. I might try this quilt in a scrappy two-tone with navy and white. I think it would look very nautical. Thanks for sharing and for the generous giveaway!!

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  12. Love your block - the secondary design that's formed when you put them together is great. I'd try it out in blues & browns. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  13. Love your block and layout. I'd like to try it in lavender and green.

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  14. Love traveling eddie. Maybe I'll try it in pumpkin and lime green.

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  15. Tough Question. I would love to do something with a dark brown background. So, it'd have to be bright colors. Lovely block by the way. :-)

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  16. I'd use blues & yellows. And I agree..Fat Quarter shop is wonderful! Great block! Congrats!

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  17. Cute! My go-to colors are pink and green, but teal and orange are a new favorite!

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  18. My Hidden Eddie would have to have some green. I really like this block.

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  19. I love secondary designs. I think browns and turquoise. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Love your block and the secondary design it creates. I like your pink/red combination.

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  21. Love the 'Edith' version! Would be a sweet quilt to make for a young granddaughter.

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  22. I like the first fabrics you used, so pretty. I think I would try it in blues and greens. Thanks.

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  23. My mom would just fall in love with your Traveling Eddie (Edith) quilt. Those are her favorite colors and she would have the biggest smile on her face when she received. I guess I had better start making this quilt - now. Thank you for sharing this block with us and your generosity is reall appreciated. Just need to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6 and then use the $10.00 to buy that same fabric - for mom.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  24. I love a rich pattern block too, one that will create different designs when put together with another block. I would make these blocks in warm autumn colors. I think the designs created would be beautiful.

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  25. I really like the simplicity of the block and the complexity of the sett when you put them together. I am thinking I would make mine in greay, black, white, with some sort of jazzy snazzy color like turquoise or red. I guess it depends on who would receive the quilt. If I made it for me, it would be fall tones with lots of chocolate and cream and ORANGE.

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  26. Love this block and the secondary designs are delightful.

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  27. I love your sweet block! Congrats on being published & thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  28. wow, Edith is LOVELY! Love seeing different colorways...it makes such a huge difference! I think I'd explore with greens/purples. Thank you :) Love secondary designs..and love blocks that look harder than they are!

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  29. I would like to do this block in lime green, aqua and bright yellow. I work with these colors often so I have lots of scraps I could use for this block. It would work with a white or a dark background.

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  30. I like the bright pink and blue and red traveling Eddie (Edith). Lovely.

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  31. As pretty as this is in pink I would have to try yellow and blue for a color choice. Beautiful block!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  32. I'd like to try it in red and turquoise with a dark brown background --- think it would totally change the "look". I like playing with the blocks in different colors and different sets and your block has lots of possibilities.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  33. I'm thinking about Quilts of Valor today, so red, white, and blue would be my choice. Thanks for being part of the hop, and an especial thanks for the Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate. Aren't they wonderful?

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  34. Great block. I love the pink and aqua. Very Cheerful.

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  35. Your colors are perfect that you chose for your block! I love the different looks that you showed in your quilts!! I have a miniature horse named Mr. Ed so I will have to make a quilt in honor of him! He is such a sweet boy!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Volume 6!!

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  36. LIke it...How about shades of taupe, black and gold.

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  37. I do like the colors of both actually :) Great job! Thank you for sharing. I will keep my eye out for the new magazine.

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  38. I think Eddie goes Christmas would be fun!

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  39. I love quilt blocks that give a secondary design. Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

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  40. Fun block and I love your colors! Fun secondary design.

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  41. I do like orange and I do like pink, but not sure they go so well together! Maybe in your block they´ll do :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  42. Lovely! I'm getting so inspired seeing all this incredible work from all of you talented designers. pbstrand@msn.com

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  43. Lovely block. I'd love to see it on pink and yellow :)

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  44. I love this block! I'd like to try it in aquas and greys. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  45. I think I would try Traveling Eddy in reds and blues. Fun block!

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  46. I've been liking the color combo of browns and blues, but with Christmas coming up tradinal green and red would be nice. Congrats, and I love the hop.

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  47. I love the reds and aqua blocks. Your block is great

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  48. I love your block -- probably one of my favorites!

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  49. Congratulations. That's a terrific block that would be fun to make. I trend more toward brights than pastels, so I might try variations using purples, grays, creams.

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  50. I love your block. I could not improve on the pink and red the you showed. It looks like Valentines' Day. So sweet.

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  51. HI! THANKS FOR YOUR POST>LOVLEY PROJECTS>CONGRATS!
    LOVE FQS TOO! THANKS FOR A WINNING CHANCE!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  52. I would love to see it in blues, but I like the orange one too. I love the FQS also, never have a problem with them. Thanks. Vivian
    sweetlildaisy5566@yahoo.com

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  53. I like the orange and grey - though I would go with darker shades of both and more pop on that white - so you can really see those stars!

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  54. I'd like to see purples, greens, and white

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  55. Oh I love the quilt made in pinks and reds

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  56. I love your colors reds and pinks. I want to win!
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  57. I also like the "hidden blocks" that appear when the block is made into a quilt.

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  58. I'd use blues of various shades.

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  59. LOVE your block! Congratulations on getting in the magazine!

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  60. I really love the pattern your block makes in a quilt. :)

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  61. Great block. I love making scrappy quilts and your block would be perfect to use. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. Great block!!! I would make it in aqua, red and white.
    Thanks for the chance to win. I LOVE the Fat Quarter Shop too!

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  63. I love the effect that your block makes in a quilt. I would try it in creams and brown.

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  64. Oh gosh, your block is just beautiful. I love easy/simple blocks since it means time at my machine is fun and not stressful to me.

    I would choose purple and gold maybe, but I really love aqua/teal and red quilts so maybe I'd choose that instead.

    I have to agree with you also about the Fat Quarter Shop. Great customer service. I recently sent a question via email and had an answer withinn hours.

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  65. I would love to see it in blues and greens...

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  66. travelling eddie in purple green red
    I like strong contrast
    fqs is a very organized shop

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  67. I would like a traveling Eddie in blues. Your pink and red quilt makes me think of x's used to say I love you.

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  68. I would love some red and ocean blue. Lately those colors speak to me! Congrats on your block publish!!

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  69. Wonderful color combinations. I'm fascinated how the triangles appear to float.

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  70. Of yours, I like the girly one. I'm not sure what colors I'd do it in, but I think I'd like to try it in batiks.

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  71. Love the girlie version. Maybe because I have two girls! I think your block would look great with red, aqua, and white.

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  72. So looking forward to playing with this block and seeing the striking hidden blocks bring the quilt to life!

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  73. love this block my favorite kind..

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  74. Love your block!! Not sure what colors I would use although I'm thinking something with orange as that's a color I don't work with too often. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. I would like to try this block in jewel tone batiks with black background. Love this block! Tamsyn

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  76. Love the versatility of this block. You could do it in so many colors!

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  77. What a fun block! I think blues and greens with some purple would look great.

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  78. Love your block and the secondary blocks it creates! I think this block would look great in my guest room with greys and yellows.

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  79. I love your block. I appreciate you sharing your talents.

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  80. Great block! It seems Jelly roll friendly??!
    I too, love the secondary patterns that pop up!
    I would do oranges, yellows and greens for fall colors.
    Amazing block, congrats, and thanks for cool giveaway!

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  81. Great block! I like your color choices in the "Edith" version, it reminds me of springtime and fresh strawberries.

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  82. I love the colors in your aqua, red and pink quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Oh red, light greet and black would be a great combination for this block. Congrats on being included in the issue!

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  84. What a fun block. I prefer the girlie version as I just love pinks and reds worked together! Congratulations for having your block published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks and thanks for the chance to win a copy of it!

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  85. Great block and I love the girly version too! And yes the Fat Quarter shop is great! Thanks for the chance!

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  86. Great block.. I love using 1/2 square triangles.

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  87. I LOVE your block! What a beauty. And thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  88. Beautiful block and I was thinking that the center square could be fussy cut with a fun kids print and make it into a charity quilt.

    Debbie

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  89. I like doing scrappy quilts with multi colors, then you never know quite how it will turn out. They seem to take on a life of their own, so maybe I could call it a hobo quilt!

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  90. Great block! It would really look different in different colors. I wonder how bright batiks with a black background would look...

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  91. I love your block and would really like to try it out!

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  92. Congrats on getting your block in 100blocks Vol 6! I love the name Traveling Eddie and would make mine using teak and gold and blackL

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  93. both color versions are so pretty. I think a gray and yellow version would be pretty. thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

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  94. you have stolen my heart with your block and the colors in the second quilt. I just ordered The Sweetest Thing line and I think it would make an awesome quilt like this... What do you think?
    I hope I win, I need your pattern!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  95. This is a great block. I love how the pattern lends itself to being a scrappy quilt.

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  96. Love the reds and pinks the block is absolutely beautiful

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  97. Your block is awesome! I especially love the pinks & reds. Congratulations on being published and thanks for the chance to win. :) Debby

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  98. I really like this block and the design it makes when put together.

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  99. I love your block and the effect it has in the quilt. Will be definitely on my *make* list

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  100. I love the girly block, those are the colors i would pick.

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  101. Great block and the layout looks fantastic.My favorite is the pinks and reds!!

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  102. Love the "girly" block, too. My colors would be deep purple and yellow. This combination is my granddaughter's favorite and I've been making a sampler quilt for her. We will look for Volume 6 next week.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I agree--Fat Quarter Shop is a great place to shop.

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  103. wonderful block thanks for showing in different colors. I would probably try in shades of sea greens and blues

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  104. I think Traveling Eddie would look nice dressed in jewel-tone batiks (but, then, who wouldn't look good in jewel-tone batiks!).

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  105. What a great block! I love the girly version. The Fat Quarter shop is super!

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  106. The red and white and aqua is my fav. thanks, lovely colors Scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

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  107. Oh, I would do the blocks in purples and pinks or maybe greens and blues. So many ideas!

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  108. This might be great for my future red and white quilt.

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  109. Your block is great, I love the pink and red version.

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  110. I would like the oranges in mine but both are lovely.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway and yes FQS is a great shop.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  111. I love your block, especially the pink and red version. I think it really shows up the scrappy possibilities. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  112. A lovely block, great to see other versions.

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  113. Hmmm, what colours would I choose? It may depend how I feel on a particular day but I do like reds & white. Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  114. lovin' the orange and turquoise!

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  115. I'm thinking red and aqua. Cute block! Thanks for the chance to win. I love the Fat Quarter Shop too.

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  116. Your block and quilts are gorgeous. I especially like the Edith version. I think it would be great in red, white and blue with some tans thrown in. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. I wonder what your block would look in black and white with splashes of bright color-lime green, orange or blue.

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  118. I LOVE your block!! It looks great in the quilt. I would do Aqua, pink, white, and red as well. Thanks for the chance to win. ksmith8@emich.edu

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  119. I LOVE a block that forms a secondary design. Thanks for sharing it with us! And thanks for the chance to win a copy of a great magazine!

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  120. I love it...how about red, brown, and butterscotch?

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  121. I love the block and your colors you used are perfect!

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  122. love the block, love even more the secondar pattern it make (without any additional effort).

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  123. I would use this pattern to make a Christmas quilt, with a poinsettia fabric border. It is lovely!

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  124. Love the block either way!!!!!

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  125. I love blocks that make a secondary pattern when they are set together. I think I'd like to make Traveling Eddie in CW Reproduction fabrics.

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  126. I love the Traveling Eddie block and I see it in soft Robin Egg blue and dove grey with a touch of tangerine for sparkle. Thanks for the chance!

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  127. I think I would use Purples, Greens, and Teals. Very nice quilt block.

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  128. I'd either go vibrant with lime green, turquoise and white, or soft with blues and browns. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  129. There is definitely a gender difference in your color choices for Traveling Eddie/Edith. Lots of possibilities with that block.
    swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  130. I would like to see it in grey, yellow and white. It makes a nice secondary pattern.

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  131. I enjoy blocks that also make a second pattern. Your block is so pretty in the "girlie" fabrics, I love it. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. Great block! I too like it when a block made into a quilt makes a secondary pattern. I would probably make it in blues and purples.

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  133. I love the versatillity of this block and quilt

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  134. My colors would be purple, grey and orange. Great block. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  135. colors would be blues & browns-thank you for the chance to win

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  136. My bedroom needs a new look - how about plums and sage green.

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  137. Sarah, I LOVE this one...my next project idea!! The colors on the first one are perfect. Give it a 3 dimensional effect. Still waiting patiently...or not so patiently... for that second book of yours!
    Shauneen

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  138. I love the secondary pattern this block produces!

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  139. I love how the blocks in a quilt make it even more fun. Both colorways are great too.

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  140. Amazing the different looks this block brings to a quilt. I love the red and aqua!

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  141. Love the difference in colour in a quilt. I would use blues and creams and hints of red in this block. Thanks for sharing.

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  142. Love all your work! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Evin5 At aol dot com

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  143. What a beautiful happy quilt. I love the colors.

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  144. I think aqua and red are so striking together! Its such fun to see several blocks put together to see the great secondary designs that appear, that's part of the enjoyment of quilt-making! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  145. Congrats on a wonderful block!

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  146. Great block! Always enjoy this blog. Thanks for the chance!!

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