Good Morning World!

Good Morning World!

Back to the Splendid Sampler!

It’s been awhile.  But I am ever so grateful that from the get-go, Pat and Jane emphasized that this journey would be one that you could take at your own pace and not worry about keeping up.

I had a great start, but have not been great about keeping up!

And here I am, giving the Splendid Sampler crew ANOTHER Block to catch up with!   🙂

I thought it would be fun to start off the new year with a hopeful and anticipatory note. Good Morning World! is inspired by the constant state of renewal we find ourselves in EVERY DAY.

So far without fail, the sun comes up.

Every.

Single.

Day.

And by the time that day is settling down, another day is starting on the other side of the world!

I know that on some days, it can be pretty hard to see the truth in that. Some days can start out very bleak, and sometimes they end even bleaker.

Still, every day is a fresh start. A new day to say good morning to your family, your neighborhood, your city, your world!! A chance to start again.
I have had many days when that has been agonizingly difficult to believe, and I am sure you have as well.

But they keep coming, another day to start again. And again. And again. And now we have another year to start fresh as well.

So Good Morning, World! What adventure will we embark on today?

And just like the sun comes up every day, the flowers come up every Spring too. They don’t always come up the same way or in the same place every year, but they come.

Those are some of the simple little inspirations behind my “Urban Folk”  sunburst/flower block.

The pattern for Good Morning World! can be found here on the Splendid Sampler site.

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I  also thought that this post would be a great one to feature the Deco State Flower prints from In the Beginning Fabrics again.

These little bags are my favorite non-quilty thing to make. Here are some done up in Deco State Flowers alongside a sweet little vintage rocking chair pincushion that Linda, my wife, gave me for Christmas.

Here’s another view of my Pink and Green version of Good Morning World! along with the perky little mushroom pincushion Linda’s grandma made decades ago!

And my original Good Morning World! block in the colors of the sky!

I had a little giveaway of scraps from this line previously here.

NOW I have MORE to give away today on THIS post!! Leah at In The Beginning Fabrics sent this sweet little 10″ pre-cut bundle for you with ALL 50 states.
(so that means you will have 4 states that I don’t have!) Plus, I will throw in some more scraps from my bag-making with the 10″ squares.

I think the New Year is a perfect time to give away a bunch of flowers, don’t you?

So just leave me a comment here telling me what you think of my Good Morning World! Block or your favorite flowers or your plans for your fresh start in 2017.  Lots of options for you to choose from.
If you feel so inclined, feel free to follow me on Instagram and Facebook and invite all your friends to do the same!  I promise I won’t bite or send obnoxious junk mail!    🙂

I will draw the winning name for this some time after the 6th of January, and let the winner know via email.

That’s it for now!

Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,

Scott

 

241 Comments

  • Kathy E.

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    I adore your Good Morning World block! It’s the best way to start a new day, for sure. My favorite flower is the cleome and I hope to try out hexies and the Dresden Plate template in 2017! It’s gonna be a great year!

    December 31, 2016 at 8:49 am
    • Elaine

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      I love your fabric and the quilt pattern. Looks like a paper pieced pattern. I have been paper piecing for about 3 years and I am finally getting the hang of it. I am a little slow. I am looking forward to sewing this square thanks Elaine

      December 31, 2016 at 12:29 pm
  • JoNell I Smith

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    Since my husband passed away Nov.22, 2014, I hope this year will be a little easier. Quilting is what keeps me going. He was a great fan of my quilting.

    December 31, 2016 at 8:49 am
  • Carole M.

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    I like the many reasons for the name of your block “Good Morning World” Thanks for sharing.

    December 31, 2016 at 8:54 am
  • Vivian Adams

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    I love the fiery colors of the original…my favorite flowers are daffodils..early spring flowers…my goal is to make a quilt for most of my friends and family list…maybe an ongoing project

    December 31, 2016 at 8:59 am
  • Susan

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    I think your Good Morning block is interesting. Yours look totally different than the one on the Splendid Sampler site. The same pattern in different fabrics always fascinates me with how different they look. In addition, if you rotate the pattern it looks different on every side.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:00 am
  • Linda Molden

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    I like the colors and shapes in your Good Morning World block. It will be fun to experiment with different fabrics in this block.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:01 am
  • Thanks for this great update. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower, especially in purple. Happy New Year to you!!!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:03 am
  • Pamela Graham

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    Love!!!! Fav flower bird of paradise…more creating in 2017!!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:08 am
  • Love the Good Morning World block, it’s wonky and bright and just like the sun! Plans for 2017 include finished some UFO’s, getting serious about finishing a quilt for one of my daughters, organizing my sewing room again..but in my defense it has been rearranged since hubby cut a hole in the top of my desk for my sewing machine to fit into….love it so much; I am in a compact small room and is wall to wall sewing and computer but I can maneuver around and that’s what counts…it works! lol

    Have to work on rebuilding my stash, it’s really depleted! So I could use the winnings! lol

    December 31, 2016 at 9:10 am
  • Carol Kasprzak

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    Thanks for the Good Morning block. My favorite flower is lavender and it’s calming fragrance. For 2017, stay calm and quilt!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:11 am
  • Judith

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    I love your block. I love the modern look, thank you! It’s going to fit in very well in my Splendid quilt!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:15 am
  • this year is the year to learn how to use a long arm machine and hopefully actually finish some of the projects that have accumulated.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:18 am
  • sue singer

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    My favorite flower is a dafodil. Hope to finish some BOM tat I intend Irish dueconomy and surgery last

    December 31, 2016 at 9:18 am
  • Jane Coleman

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    SUNFLOWERS are my favorite flower. They bring a smile to everyone who sees them.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:19 am
  • Darlene Slocum

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    I think that Good Morning World block would make a gorgeous quilt. I can’t pick a favorite flower as I love them all. The smell of phlox is terrific.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:20 am
  • Terry

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    Your block is very cute. I can’t seem to wake up without at least a little sunshine. The blue background is my favorite.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:24 am
  • Love your post. Truer words were never spoken. The sun did come up this morning and come spring the rose bushes will start to bloom. I plan on completing some UFOS and doing a couple of quilt alongside.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:24 am
  • Stacey Campbell

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    Love your block! An awesome way to start the new year!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:27 am
  • Carole Anderson

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    I love the block. It is so sunny and cheerful!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:28 am
  • cj

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    I love the messages of refresh and renew associated with this block! Something we all need. My favorite flower is the iris because they look like little birds in flight to me.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:29 am
  • Cathy Wilson

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    I really like your block. I can see it done in all the state flower fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:33 am
  • Nancy

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    Thank you for the wonderful block. I, too, started out strong with the Splendid Sampler, but have been away from it for a while. I plan to start back up this weekend and think Good Morning World will be a great beginning.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:34 am
  • Diane Zebroff

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    Love the wonky look of your block, Scott! Fits in well with some of mine!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:35 am
  • Love the new year block! My favorite flower is the orchid, love to collect all types. Grow them out by our lani hanging from our plumeria tree. I plan on making mone to look like an orchid. Thanks for the block

    December 31, 2016 at 9:35 am
  • Susan MacLeod

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    Love your block! Paper piecing is a lot of fun for me

    December 31, 2016 at 9:37 am
  • As Susan already said, I like how the block alters when seeing the pattern from different directions, and depending on the fabrics used. I can’t wait to get stitching!

    In 2017 I seriously need to finish some of my UFO’s ….. especially my SS blocks!

    I absolutely love old fashioned roses with layers of petals, and wonderful scents! I have a gorgeous rose plant …. a birthday present ….. received a few years ago, from my mother, which has lots of scent and the most beautiful deep black/red petals! Oops, sorry I went into one there!

    Barbara x

    December 31, 2016 at 9:38 am
  • Happy new year…may the sun keep on shining!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:39 am
  • Margene Cook

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    Favorite flower, I have two Yellow Rose for my mom and any color Iris for my grandmother.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:43 am
  • Laura Swensen

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    Love the Good Morning World block it reminds me of the CBS Sunday morning show. They also have so many different Sun’s on there show. Looking forward to a healthier new year and finishing all my UFO’s! My motto for the new year “Get it Done”!!!!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:45 am
  • Carol Carnes

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    I like the block, it would make a great quilt with different flower fabric. I think my favorite flowers are Iris’s.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:45 am
  • Irene E Indelicato

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    I AM A LONG TIME QUILTER AND GARDENER SO I WOULD LOVE THE FLORAL FABRIC ESPECIALLY FOR MY 22 GRANDCHILDREN WHOM I MAKE QUILTS AND ETC

    December 31, 2016 at 9:47 am
  • Laura Buchanan

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    Love the burst of sunshinny attitude!! We can blast into our days with great hope and a smile! Thanks for this block! Love it!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:53 am
  • Susan

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    I love all flowers so really don’t have a favorite. 2017 is going to be my year to clean up all the kits I have purchased over the years, my sewing machine will be humming!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:53 am
  • Patricia Chojnowski

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    My favorite flowers are sunflowers and roses. Once I had a row of sunflowers growing next to my house and my neighbors horses got loose and ate the flowers up. She was so upset and kept apologizing, but I wasn’t upset. I had gotten to see my sunflowers grow and blossom and the horses got to enjoy eating seeds. I guess I am a easy neighbor to get along with. As for 2017, I’ve got a list of quits-wips to work on, plus I cross stitch and work on that when away from my sewing machine. Thanks for the lovely pattern. Going to go and figure out what splendid fabric to use on the square. It will be fun! Happy New Year to all!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:00 am
  • cathy k

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    This block is a great way to start the new year, thanks.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:07 am
  • Claire

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    Thanks will be a fun block to make. Fav flowers are roses and orchids. Am also doing the Smitten quilt, along with SS and Tenderness quilt.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:11 am
  • Shelly K

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    Love the Good Morning World block! Something totally new for 2017! Pat Sloan got me hooked on Daisies! I can’t get enough?

    December 31, 2016 at 10:15 am
  • Monica Sayre

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    Love the block and the use of state flowers to create them! The wonkiness of the petals do say ‘good morning!’ and make me reflect on the number of local flora – the poppy, passion flower, and morning glory – with whom we share a circadian rhythm. Often times we have a little trouble opening up that eye, or spreading our petals, but eventually we know we can enjoy and embrace the light of each day! I’d love to make a quilt using that block for all the state flowers!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:15 am
  • JoanG

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    My favorite flower is Queen Anne’s lace. I know it’s a weed, but that’s part of what makes it a favorite. It just pops up in surprising spots. What a fun block to start my new year sewing. I’m a firm believer in starting as you mean to go on each year. So, there will be some work on ufos and probably some cross stitching to start the new year.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:17 am
  • Very fun block! My favorite flowers are Peace roses and rubrum lilies. The state flowers fabrics will be great for a lot of projects!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:18 am
  • Tac

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    Love your Good Morning World block and the sentiment. Thank you for sharing it.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:19 am
  • Pati Cook

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    Love this block. So many options.
    And the new Year is a new start to things. A definite time to work on changing for the better, getting back in the studio and doing more of what I want to do.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:22 am
  • Corinne Lake

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    Hi Scott, I find your block design very intriguing. I like the idea of a flower in the center of the block. My favorite flower is a rose, but I may look for a California poppy for the center since I an a Cali girl. Thank you for your design I look forward to make it in 2017!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:31 am
  • Bette Mclennan

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    Love your outlook on life & all it’s chances to move forward positively. Your block looks challenging! I love so many flowers, but roses & sunflowers are closest to the top!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:37 am
  • Audrey Johnson

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    Thanks Scott for sharing your block ” Good Morning World”. I can so relate to all your reasons for making it. I am very excited to include it in my quilt!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:39 am
  • Nancy Daly

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    What a great way to start the day! Good morning world! I’ll make more than one-I love this block and its message so much I’ll gift it to my kids (I’m thinking tote bag now that we need to carry bags for groceries here in CA) and a couple special friends who are a positive influence in my world. Thanks for a great start to today!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:41 am
  • Laura

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    Love your block especially with the idea that every day the sun rises again and wipes away what may have happened the day before. I love to be up at dawn watching the brightness emerge on the horizon. Perhaps I could do the block in many “dawn colours”. Don’t think I have a favorite flower. Irises and pansies remind me of my family home, so let’s go with that. I have many projects planned upcoming and I will work on each as time permits and as energy and creativity allow.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:41 am
  • Darlene Knoph

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    Good Morning Scott! I love the randomness of your block and can’t wait to figure out which fabrics in my pallet will fit it best. As for the New Year; I am going to finish… so many quilts started and never finished, mostly because I can no longer hand quilt due to advanced arthritis. I contacted a local machine quilter and we are going to start the process of finishing… I so look forward to seeing over 40 years of starts become finishes!!!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:42 am
  • Linda Hulen

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    I really like your Good Morning World block and my favorite flower is any color Lily!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:43 am
  • Linda Cejnar

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    My favorite flowers are spring daffodils. They are so cheerful looking! Thank you for the block and your description of what it meant to you. The chance for renewal and rebirth on a daily basis is very real and is a gift. It’s like we have New Year’s Eve every day. Every day can be a new step towards a better me.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:46 am
  • Sherry Jurykovsky

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    I retired in 2015 and spent most of that year preparing for two weddings this year. Once they were done, I spent my time quilting Christmas gifts for all the family. My fresh start is to get some of my WIPs that I dreamed up for me, finished. So looking forward to getting in to the sewing room for myself. Would love these squares to increase my stash of pretties for the scrappy quilts I envision. Thanks.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:50 am
  • Kathy h

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    Very pretty floral black and I love how paper piecing can make those perfect points. My favorite flower is the daffodil.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:54 am
  • Bonnie Fiedor

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    Thank you for bringing joy into our frigid winter and reminding us that our deep snows will bring an abundance of spring flowers!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:54 am
  • Elaine in North Tx.

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    I love the flower fabrics and also the block. I plan on starting they year off working on a Thanksgiving wool applique block.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:55 am
  • Diane Downes

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    Hi Scott! Thank you for your cheery “Good Morning World Block” and thank you for the story and sentiment behind it! You are right and we all need to appreciate all these beautiful new beginnings each and every day! I love all kinds of flowers! Anything with bright colors! I too, am behind on my splendid sampler blocks but it’s a journey – and one that I am thoroughly enjoying!
    Diane Downes

    December 31, 2016 at 10:57 am
  • Wow! New follower of your blog and IG here. I’m inspired to make one of these little hello sun blocks every week of the year and have a lovely HAPPY lap quilt with which to start cold January 2018. How about that! I’ll tag you in any pics too. Happy New Year 2017!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:58 am
  • Marsha Boykin

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    Love your block! Now that I’ve done more paper piecing, I don’t feel intimidated by your design!

    December 31, 2016 at 11:00 am
  • Becky Canuteson

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    Thank you for the great New Year comments. I like hydrangeas that change color. I have a cream that changes to coral and hope to be able to grow others.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:00 am
  • Norina Coffelt

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    Good Morning block is very cheery, I can hardly wait to try it. Thank you!

    December 31, 2016 at 11:01 am
  • Well, Good Morning Scott! Cute block! When I first saw it I was tilting my head back and forth thinking “interesting”; then realized that I was tilting just like a chicken/rooster does and thought what a perfect name for the block! It reminds me of a rooster’s comb as he is telling the world Good Morning. LOL…That IS meant as a compliment to the block. I know you only asked for a comment on one of the options, but you are getting the whole bunch from me today because of your block. My favorite flower is a daffodil, just because they are such happy flowers and smell divine. I am entering 2017 with a new perspective regarding my quilting endeavors. First and foremost is to finish all the current projects and get them to my kids and grandkids. Then I plan to ONLY take on fun/Happy(as in the daffodils) projects that I really WANT to do. No more stinkin’ messes; they must all be divine! And greet each day with a Good Morning World….WATCH OUT…Here I Come! May you have a happy and blessed new year in 2017.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:01 am
  • snowbaby katz

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    Happy New Year and now I am going to go try out this block and see how I do with yet another paper pieced block.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:02 am
  • Susan L.

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    Thank you for the Good Morning World Block! My plans for a fresh start in 2017 are to eat heathier & get more of my quilting projects done. Neither of which I did very well on in 2016. 🙁

    December 31, 2016 at 11:03 am
  • Carol Hemmingsen

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    Love your bright and cheery Good Morning Block! My sewing room is all cleaned up as we are hosting a New Year’s Eve Tapas Party tonight!

    December 31, 2016 at 11:07 am
  • One of my favorite flowers is the Blue Bonnet, which is the state flower of Texas! My biggest plan for 2017 is to do more quilting and types of quilts. I just picked up quilting a few months ago & have caught the bug. Now that I have my own little sewing studio along with a brand new quilting sewing machine (thank you Santa, er hubs) I’m set to go! Thank you for the chance to win!

    December 31, 2016 at 11:10 am
  • bobbiesews

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    Your post was fun and inspiring We all seem to have the same things in common-might be diff proportions but it’s all there. I love all flowers but I’m a black thumb person(sadly) but as my Mom used to tell me I’m just making heaven a happy place.I love iris from my years growing up on the East Coast of USA. Also love the lilac since it grew for me-amazing-with it’s lovely fragrance(which out here in very southern Calif has been said to be odd). I’m coming out of a 1 1/2 year dip in my feelings- am so ready to feel pleasure at life again. Thank you.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:22 am
  • Nancy Bart

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    I love Marigolds. Your bright Good Morning World star reminds me of them. Thank you

    December 31, 2016 at 11:27 am
  • I loved your thoughts on “Good Morning World”. So true all you had to say. Paper piecing is my favorite of all quilt technicques. Hope you have a glorious NEW YEAR.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:34 am
  • Lynnette

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    I love paper piecing so your lovely block will be a pleasure to piece. One of my favorite flowers are roses as long as they have a perfume. Thanks

    December 31, 2016 at 11:39 am
  • MONA

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    Love your new Good Morning World star block. It just brightens up my day and making me think of what I want to do in 2017. I think I would like to finish at least 2-3 big quilt projects that are UFO’s. Two are near completion, so NO EXCUSE!
    Good Morning Sunshine!

    December 31, 2016 at 11:40 am
  • Diane Abrahamson

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    Thank you for the Good Morning World block. On Dec.15th, I fell on ice in a store parking lot, pulled my husband down with me, and broke my hip. So I have spent a very painful 2 weeks. But this block made me smile and think ahead to better days, and I am going to pick out my fabric today. ( I can get to my stash using my walker.) Lilacs are my favorite flower so I see purples and lavender. Thank you for the gifts you have given so many of us.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:48 am
  • Janice Mockmore

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    Flowers can sure lift anyone’s day. I would love to have 50 of them! And quilters just love more fabric.
    Happy 2017!

    December 31, 2016 at 11:55 am
  • Marlus Lemke

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    Happy new year!! I love your block, can’t wait to do it! Gerbera daisies are my favorite flowers and I’m hoping to finish a lot of ufos in 2017.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:57 am
  • Roseanne

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    Hi Scott – love your bags! My favorite flower is the violet, which was my mom’s name. My hopes are to quilt enough baby quilts to open an Etsy shop in 2017.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:58 am
  • Dixie

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    Thanks for the Good Morning block! Reminds me of a sunflower – made me smile. My plans for this year are to finish up some of my UFO’s, challenging myself at one per month (though there are more projects than that waiting ….). Also must get a race car track center block quilt done for our not yet 2 year old grandson. He is a real car, little man.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:59 am
  • florence sweem

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    looking at your new blocks, its adorable,,,,,,looks just like the sun shining down on our day,,,,,the boys in this house love rainbows,,so think i will try it in rainbow colors,,,,will share,,,,,huggers today,,,and tomorrow,,,,

    December 31, 2016 at 12:11 pm
  • Cathy Arney

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    Your good morning block will be my inspiration this year as I get a little traveling in around the world. With health restored, I plan to see the sites, visit fabric shops and live life to the fullest!!!

    December 31, 2016 at 12:17 pm
  • Debra Ingle

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    I Love the Good Morning World block its like a ray of sunshine, and I love all flowers but my favorite is a gladiola, and for the 2017 year my resolution is to quilt more and enjoy life with my family. I could use some flowered fabric, love flowers on my fabric too..Thanks for Chance to win.

    December 31, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  • Roberta

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    I love the block, it is so modern looking! During 2017 I hope to get several of the quilt projects that are on my to-do list completed!

    December 31, 2016 at 12:34 pm
  • Joyce Carter

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    Love your block Scott and the message you shared with it. My favorite flower is the yellow rose. Thank you so much for your giveaway.

    December 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  • kshackabq

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    Thank you, Scott, for the great block. I’m going to work less and sew (quilt) more in 2017!! Happy New Year to you!

    December 31, 2016 at 12:40 pm
  • Kathleen Dalecio

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    My favorite flowers are Tulips. Thank you for the thoughts behind your Good Morning block and for the pattern! Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2016 at 12:45 pm
  • Judy P

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    Love your block! It shows optimism – something the world needs badly these days!

    December 31, 2016 at 12:46 pm
  • Sabrina van Ginkel

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    My favorite flower, if I had to choose just one, would be the sunflower.

    December 31, 2016 at 12:51 pm
  • Judith Carlon

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    Love the bonus block. Haven’t tried paper piecing yet but I intend to try soon.

    December 31, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  • Jeanne Brown

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    I love your pattern looks like my favorite flowers Zinnas.

    December 31, 2016 at 1:04 pm
  • Sherri a hunnicutt-palfrey

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    Every day is a fresh start..you choose daily to have a positive or negative impact on your day. Start each day with a prayer and a smile. Fresh Flowers in a home provides color and positivity, surround yourself with it by using fabrics that mimic mother nature’s bounty. As for my plans for the new year, I am planning on positivity there also. Becoming more involved with church, going back to school, and learning something new daily. Work to create that which you want to become. Positive,hopeful,engaged and creative.

    December 31, 2016 at 1:07 pm
  • I love your amazing block! Good Morning World is the perfect name and boy, do I love the ‘Wonk’!

    December 31, 2016 at 1:22 pm
  • Judith Welgraven

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    Just love the simplicity of this block. I love the choice of bright colours, there is no end of what one crazy quilter might do with the choices available to one. My eldest daughter thoroughly loves sunflowers. When I think about it, my daughters and I love totally different flowers, which is great . Each flower represents each of our personalities. I might just have to make a few of these to make different things with. Planning happening already in my head. Thank you for an inspiring block.

    December 31, 2016 at 1:22 pm
  • I think your pattern is very nice.
    Common peony is my favourite flower.

    December 31, 2016 at 1:24 pm
  • Pamela Wright

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    My favorite flower is a rose. Yellow, or salmon tinged with orange (there’s probably some fancy name).

    December 31, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • Foundation Piecing is my favorite technique, and I love the wonky spikes in your block!

    December 31, 2016 at 1:29 pm
  • Debbie Buckley

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    Love your block. I love blues for fabric and my favorite flower is the sunflower. Have a great New Years Day.

    December 31, 2016 at 1:48 pm
  • Rosalie Roberts

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    Happy New Year Scott! Love your block and it’s name. Your ideas are so refreshing and encouraging. Sun was shining yesterday. Today it is foggy but know it is still up there. Will get making this block today. Try to sew something every day. Cheering Huskies! Hard on flowers so many I love. Bleeding Heart

    December 31, 2016 at 1:49 pm
  • Deborah Pearcey

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    Happy New Year! Love the mantra and name of the block. It is exactly how I need to face the day. The tiny bags are so cute and intricate. The vintage rocking chair is awesome, especially since it also has room for spools of thread. I, too, love the weed Queen Anne’s Lace. i finally found my ruler to make paper piecing just in time! My goal is to finish some UFO’s. and start an applique quilt.

    December 31, 2016 at 1:52 pm
  • Kathleen Hames

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    Your Pattern will be fun to make in many different fabrics. I think my daughter will like one or more in the quilt I am making for her. Poppy flowers are my favorite, and I like flower fabrics.

    December 31, 2016 at 2:04 pm
  • Loretta Clinton

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    Having fun making the Good Morning block. I will be posting it on the Splendid Sampler Facebook page when finished! Thank you Steve for such an awesome block for the new year!

    December 31, 2016 at 2:13 pm
  • Deb

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    Tulips are my favorite flower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    December 31, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  • joan koskiniemi

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    My favorite flower is the hibiscus! I love the new blooms as a surprise each day!. Thank you for the new block. I’m excited to cut it out tomorrow! Happy new Year

    December 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm
  • Tamrey Davis

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    More sewing for 2017!

    December 31, 2016 at 2:46 pm
  • Diana

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    I really love your Bonus Block in the sky colors! I especially like the pattern for piecing since I am still not a fan of pp. Thanks!!

    December 31, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  • Robyn Fisken

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    Love your good morning world block, the sun is a very visual reminder of the Van Gogh quote at the top of your blog. I can’t wait to get started on it.

    December 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm
  • Love the Bonus Block and I do plan on making it! My word for 2017 is “balance” so hopefully, I will be doing more sewing! Happy New Year and thank you for the opportunity!

    December 31, 2016 at 2:59 pm
  • Linda Phelps

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    Scott, I love lillies. I love your good Morning block, but what I truely liked was your comment about each day is a fresh start and even partway through the day someone on the other side of the world is getting a new start. Great inspiration from a creative mind. Happy New Year to you. Thanks for the drawing for the fabric, some lucky person will be off to a great 2017.

    December 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  • Kari

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    Love the Bonus Block! I am still learning and so enjoy all the new techniques and ideas. I plan to learn to machine quilt in 2017. I have a couple of tops done and need to do the quilting. I am a bit nervous about machine quilting… but am excited to give it a try. Thanks again for sharing!

    December 31, 2016 at 3:04 pm
  • Cheryl Ezell

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    Your block makes me smile. My favorite flower is the iris which just happens to be the Tennessee state flower.

    December 31, 2016 at 3:06 pm
  • patricia winne

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    Love your block – however, when I first saw it, it reminded me of chaos, much like the state of our world today. Dandelion tos list of favorites as they are much hated by most people, yet they are strong, resilient, and quite beautiful if you take the time to look at them carefully.

    December 31, 2016 at 3:17 pm
  • Jan H

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    Your Good Morning World block is so fun and unique! I can’t wait to sew it. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    December 31, 2016 at 3:19 pm
  • Sally Woodley

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    I really like the interest created by the irregular spacing of the petals.

    December 31, 2016 at 3:23 pm
  • Joni Giancola

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    Lilacs are my favorite flowers and didn’t grow in Las Vegas–we just bought a house in Illinois and there is a lilac bush right outside my kitchen window. I am going to be one happy lady in the spring. The giveaway is amazing–I have 2 quilts in progress with vintage embroidery of the 50 state flowers….

    December 31, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  • You gave me too many choices for what to comment on! And having a short attention span, I only remember the last one…So, for 2017, I am going to use up some of my stash and make quilts for charity. Notice I said ‘some of my stash….
    At this point, I really don’t think that I can live long enough to use it all!

    December 31, 2016 at 3:25 pm
  • Delinda Lea

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    I adore your Good Morning block. I’m finally breaking away from the thought that everything in my quilting has to be symmetrical and “even.” It sure makes the art more free and expressive. And the colors? Oh be still my heart! Looking forward to seeing more. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2016 at 3:27 pm
  • Janet King

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    As Annie said “The sun will come out tomorrow” – love your block. Favorite flower – lavender. I’ll continue to sew in ’17 to stay grounded & relaxed when life gets busy.

    December 31, 2016 at 3:29 pm
  • Mary O.

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    Love your Good Morning World! block! Thank you and all the best for the new year.

    December 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Zari McEwan

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    Your Good Morning World Block is refreshing and reminds me of a flower in full bloom!!!!

    December 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm
  • Favorite flowers? Tulips in the spring, marigolds in the summer, nicotiana for the awesome scent, cosmos for fond memories and crocheted roses for embellishment!

    December 31, 2016 at 3:41 pm
  • I really like the Good Morning World block! The paper piecing will make it easy to sew. I’m looking forward to a Healthier New Year!

    December 31, 2016 at 3:43 pm
  • Lancey

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    I love paper piecing. I am only printing Good Morning World as I am 3 days post knee right replacement and 6 weeks post left replacement. Obviously I am just printing the blocks for now, but fully intend to catch up, doing paper piecing first. I love the title, as despite my pain, I greet each morning as a new day. Looking forward to 2017, catching up with the splendid sampler and quilting more.

    December 31, 2016 at 3:43 pm
  • Frances Anderson

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    Thanks for chance to win this beautiful fabric! My favorite flower is a rose I love your story behind your block Good morning World. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2016 at 3:48 pm
  • Karen White

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    Pansies are my favorite flowers although I haven’t quilted with any I do have some pansy fabric waiting for that right pattern. I’m hoping the new year will find a cleaner room so I can get back to my numerous UFOs and WIPs. Wishing all of you great quilting in the New Year

    December 31, 2016 at 4:25 pm
  • Carol Bucher

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    My favorite flowers are lilacs and I love paper piecing. What a wonderful block.

    December 31, 2016 at 4:26 pm
  • Sandy A in St. Louis

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    I like the name of your block and the story that goes with it. I am too OCD for the wonky spikes, though. 🙂

    I have been printing out the blocks as they come out but haven’t yet made any of them. I love the variety of techniques used and look forward to learning as I make them.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    December 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm
  • Joyce Foister

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    I love your block. I think all flowers are beautiful.
    I want to start the new year out sewing something everyday. Happy New Year.

    December 31, 2016 at 4:36 pm
  • Cathy Przeklasa

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    Your pincushions are timeless treasures as are your blocks!. The sweet pea is my favorite flower. I look forward in seeing my of them in a wonderful quilt.

    December 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm
  • Kathy Bermanseder

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    Love the story behind your block. It is such a true statement that ever day starts fresh and new.
    Also your little bags are great. I have a young grandson who loves to carry his little bits and pieces around, so plan to make some bags for him.
    Thank you and all the designers for this wonderful sampler.

    December 31, 2016 at 4:45 pm
  • Elizabeth Hogueison

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    I love your block with all the flowers! My favorite flowers are tulips, lilacs, and hydrangeas. In 2016 I learned to quilt. Still learning more all the time. I am hoping that 2017 will be my “fresh start” as I am learning to take time for myself & be more positive. Maybe I’ll go back to school or maybe I’ll take an exotic vacation or maybe I’ll just take a nap & dream about all the wonderful quilts I’ve seen & would love to create! Who knows? The possibilities are endless! Thanks so much!

    December 31, 2016 at 4:45 pm
  • Lisa R.

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    Thank-you for the wonderful bonus block! I can’t wait to make it. My favorite flower is an Iris. They bloom early in the season and don’t last long so you have to appreciate them while you can!

    December 31, 2016 at 4:51 pm
  • Joyce

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    Love the bonus block in the blues. It looks so fresh and new. My favorite flowers are lilacs. I love the scent and the pretty color. I’m looking forward to making Good Morning World.

    December 31, 2016 at 5:06 pm
  • Thunder

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    I love your block. I have a sun design tattoo!!
    My thought is “your day is what you make it” you can say good morning!! and jump start the happy…. or you can think “today is going to be bad” and it probably will be… I try to make every day Happy, smile at people I see, give a compliment to a stranger… It is easy to be “nice”. Spread the Happy. Your block is definitely HAPPY 🙂

    December 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm
  • Lucie Charlebois

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    My favorite flower is tulip simple with grace. Thank you for your block, and a Happy New year !

    December 31, 2016 at 5:16 pm
  • Sandra Caulder

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    I just want to say I LOVE you Good Morning Block….I just hope I can make it. Haven’t done much paper-piecing yet. My favorite flower is the Yellow Rose. Had them in my wedding bouquet 38 years ago and I still love them. My wish for the new year is to get my craft room organized so I can start sewing in there again……HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

    December 31, 2016 at 5:21 pm
  • Connie Miles

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    I don’t have a printer so I’m waiting for the book. It’s as hard as waiting for a new grand baby. I love everything.

    December 31, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • Caryn G

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    I love your Goood Morning block and the variations of the rays, but mostly I love the reasoning behind it-embracing renewal and change. Bring on 2017– I’m ready!!

    December 31, 2016 at 5:27 pm
  • Pamela Sibson

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    What a great way to start the new year, your Good Morning block is so happy and bright – thank you. Wishes for a Happy and Safe New Year to all

    December 31, 2016 at 5:30 pm
  • Mary F.

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    My, my, my. Looks like pp. I am slow using this method. My favorite flower is the yellow rose. My to do this year is to practice, practice, practice, fmq.

    December 31, 2016 at 5:33 pm
  • Deb E

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    Love that your block isn’t the same on each side, which is basically LIFE! My favorite flower? Peony! My to do list: get some of the UFO’s that have graced one of the tables in the quilt room for far too long, DONE! Happy New Year to you, and thank you for the giveaway! Deb E

    December 31, 2016 at 5:40 pm
  • Bearbara

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    I love this block. Thinking blue and yellow

    December 31, 2016 at 5:46 pm
  • Liz Jefferys

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    Your block reminds me of a sun rays through trees. Unique and compelling.

    December 31, 2016 at 6:05 pm
  • Yvonne Teskey

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    Love your block- but I also love to paper piece. It’s going to look great in my quilt. Thanks

    December 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm
  • patricia howell

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    The reason i find your block interesting is because it can be done to really showcase your fabric stash and it looks do able..thank you!

    December 31, 2016 at 6:12 pm
  • Angie K.

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    My favorite flower is the sweet pea – any color, sweet and fragrant!

    December 31, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  • Judy Luker

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    A good block to wake you up! Love the pp.

    December 31, 2016 at 6:16 pm
  • Lori Smanski

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    This block looks like a lot of fun. It is wonky and fun. I especially love that it is paper pieced. Thank you

    December 31, 2016 at 6:17 pm
  • Nancy

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    Thanks Scott for this great block. Looking forward to 2017 and the new challenges that will face the world. Quilting is a great escape from all the turmoil.

    December 31, 2016 at 6:21 pm
  • Rosemary

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    I loved your good morning block, the fabric choices that you made just made me smile. I loved using floral fabrics in some of my quilts, I think every flower is my favorite, I think anything with flowers adds so much beauty and makes others smile.

    December 31, 2016 at 6:23 pm
  • renee

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    Such happy fabric. My favorite flower is lily of the valley.

    December 31, 2016 at 6:54 pm
  • I love your a Good Morning Block. My favorite flower is definitely the Tiger Lily. In 2017 I hope to find peace and tranquility and to further explore my Quilting creativity.

    December 31, 2016 at 7:05 pm
  • Cyn Vaughn

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    Happy New Year! Your block is great. May the sun continue to shine in your garden. I don’t have one favorite flower, they are all beautiful.

    December 31, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Linda G. Roadenbaugh

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    I love your block, especially the blue background one, and the name of it. I know what you mean about having some bleak days. I lost my 88 yr old Mom, my 33 yr old nephew, and a 70 year old cousin, in August and October. Some days seem very hard to get thru, but the sun does come up every morning. I lose myself in making a block and think of the family i have left to enjoy. That makes it easier. My favorite flower is a rose. Thank you, Linda R.

    December 31, 2016 at 7:11 pm
  • Pat

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    Such a nice block that just asks for creativity! I love it!

    December 31, 2016 at 7:16 pm
  • Linda Mc

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    Love your happy block! and love sunflowers!

    December 31, 2016 at 7:17 pm
  • Melody Lutz

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    I am looking through my prints for JUST the right fabric to fussy cut into my center for your block – super!!

    December 31, 2016 at 7:49 pm
  • I have some great little motifs from a swap that will make great centers for this block. If it’s good luck to start the year sewing, I’m all for it.

    December 31, 2016 at 8:04 pm
  • Donna Dougherty

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    I love all flowers, but fav are African Violets because they remind me of my Grandmother. She had a window sill full. I’m hoping to get more quilting done this year, after my next carpal tunnel surgery. Happy New Year and Your flowers are beautiful.

    December 31, 2016 at 8:18 pm
  • Ava Troxler

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    I love the name of your block. Good Morning World! as the new year begins is very appropriate. My favorite flower is the iris, but I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like, at least so far. Thank you for being a Splendid Sampler designer and the opportunity to win these beautiful fabrics.

    December 31, 2016 at 8:26 pm
  • Deb FitzGerald

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    Your Good Morning World block is the happiest block I’ve seen so far in the Splendid Sampler series. It is great. Thank you for the chance to win and Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2016 at 8:59 pm
  • Debra Brown

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    It’s different and I love it! I could also see this in a disappearing nine patch. You are one talented dude.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:04 pm
  • I plan to make today using the pineapple fabric in the corners for my DDIL. I love pp so it is a great block. Favorite winter time flower is the poinsettia.
    Thank you.

    December 31, 2016 at 9:44 pm
  • dolores Clark

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    Scott,I like your block and outlook. Yes the sun always rises. Happy New treat!

    December 31, 2016 at 9:54 pm
  • Wanda Rains

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    Your block is definitely outside my comfort zone but what the hey, new year, new zone. Thanks much. Oh I think my favorite flower are bachelor buttons, there are so many to choose from. Have a great 2017

    December 31, 2016 at 10:01 pm
  • Donna W

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    Your block is lovely. Quilting, quilting, and quilting are in my 2017 plans.

    December 31, 2016 at 10:09 pm
  • My favorite flowers are Pansies! I love your block! It’s meaning if what you wrote even makes it more special. Made me take a look at situations a lil more differently. My present days are over with the night. A new day begun with the morning light. Thank you!

    December 31, 2016 at 10:59 pm
  • Gunn

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    Lovely block You have made. I hope to find back to my old self this year after having a trublesome year last year. That means more me time or quilting.

    December 31, 2016 at 11:05 pm
  • Lynn DeLano

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    Your block is pretty I hope to get caught up on my splendid blocks I fell way behind after having surgery on both hands

    December 31, 2016 at 11:52 pm
  • Eileen Maher

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    A great block to start off the new year 2017! My favourite flowers are hydrangeas, what a wide variety of colors!

    January 1, 2017 at 12:30 am
  • Pam S

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    Thanks for sharing your joyful block, and Happy New Year Scott! My favorite flower is the iris. And thanks for the great giveaway!

    January 1, 2017 at 12:51 am
  • Jen B

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    My favourite flowers are freesias.

    January 1, 2017 at 12:51 am
  • Evy Holmelund

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    My last Year ended in tears so storting the new year Reading your post made me smile. Of corce the New Year is a new start – with so much more fun and happynes. I love every single flower in my cottage garden, server for our bees in the backyard. I will continue with my SS blocks and maybe your lovely one should be the frist of the last. Happy New Year

    January 1, 2017 at 1:34 am
  • Lyn

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    My focus this year is on handmade gifts for family and friends. I made a few for 2016 and was pleasantly surprised at how positive the response was , so bring it on 2017!!!

    January 1, 2017 at 1:55 am
  • Pretty block that will be fun to try this year – thanks for sharing. I like all flowers, but am drawn to purple and yellow ones the most! And this year I want to record my days, and to include more sewing in those days! Thanks for the chance for these beautiful fabrics!

    January 1, 2017 at 2:10 am
  • carolyn white

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    I love this little quirky block, it makes me smile. You can do so much with it, the fussy cutting is the best!!! I’m working on a 2nd quilt for my “quilt loving” sister and always want different ideas!

    January 1, 2017 at 3:38 am
  • Tina C

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    I love the sun coming up on a new day and a new year! I hope to tackle the Bethlehem Star quilt this year. I also hope to finally make a pincushion out of one of the cute patterns I’ve had for years!

    January 1, 2017 at 4:17 am
  • Dianne Young

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    I like how the star is so free….no set way to have the beams radiate out!

    January 1, 2017 at 4:52 am
  • Pam Bates

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    Happy New Year may all your blessings be abundant.

    January 1, 2017 at 5:02 am
  • Kathe Gardner

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    Happy New Year! WOW – what a block – thanks for sharing.

    January 1, 2017 at 5:25 am
  • Karen Ferguson

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    Love the block and can’t wait to sew it. I love paper piecing. This year a plan to learn long arm quilting. I’ve already signed up for two classes.

    January 1, 2017 at 5:37 am
  • Beth F

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    Fun block! Already I’m thinking of 2 or 3 color-ways for it!
    My favorite flower depends on the season… right now, I’m dreaming of early daffodils popping up through the snow!

    January 1, 2017 at 6:14 am
  • Glenna Haley

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    Love the block. Way behind but that’s ok. Love the paper pieced blocks.. The quilt block journey is great. My favorite flowers are orchids, we have a bunch in our green house. They come in such a variety of shapes sizes and colors, just like quilts..

    January 1, 2017 at 6:18 am
  • Annemarie Relstab

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    I adore this block . Thanks for the inspiration

    January 1, 2017 at 6:39 am
  • Michelle McGinley

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    I love the inspiration for your block. My favorite flowers are pink spray roses – they remind me of my grandmother.

    January 1, 2017 at 6:50 am
  • Sue Pittman

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    I love your block. Looks very much like a wall hanging I made back in the late ’90s, wonky stars on black background.

    January 1, 2017 at 7:16 am
  • JoAnn McNeill

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    Happy New Year. I have enjoyed most of the journey of the Splendid Sampler and kept at the rest so it did not get the best of me. This one looks like i could be a challenge with all the small pieces, but I will tackle it tommorrow. I am behind, but will catch up as I an fairly new to quilting. My favoiurite flowers are all the pereniels in my garden. I have a huge garden. My goal is to make space in all areas of my life in 2017 and learn to say NO. Thanks for your block.

    January 1, 2017 at 7:33 am
  • cassie carney

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    Thank you for the lovely block and statements. I truly like the different ways the rays are set on the Good Morning World block. We are all uniquely our own just like the block. Mt favorite flowers are Coneflowers, Columbine and Heirloom Roses. I have planted them and taken cuttings/starts to each house I have lived. My goal this year is to spend time learning something new each day, finishing my projects and loving/creating for my soon to arrive first grandchild, Astrid Moon. May your New Year be better than the last. Thank you!

    January 1, 2017 at 7:44 am
  • Debbie Natcher

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    Love your bonus block. My favorite flower is the Rose, but I do love all flowers. My goal this year is to stay on track with my sewing.

    January 1, 2017 at 7:56 am
  • Margaret Hill

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    Hi. Thanks for this inspiring block. My quilt made with Splendid Sampler blocks will have 42 blocks. I’m going to include this block in the quilt.

    January 1, 2017 at 8:03 am
  • Janna

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    Love the block. Favorite flowers the orchid, because they bloom in my kitchen when the world outside is covered in snow!

    January 1, 2017 at 8:05 am
  • Deb

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    Thank You for your Block I like all the points makes me smile Love your little chick with the yellow sunshine shining around him ;). your fabric line in fabulous I love the patterns and colors. My favorite flower is Columbine,and Yellow Daisy,and bleeding heart was I suppose to just say one? I failed. My Plan for 2017 is to laugh love and sew! Oh did I say SEW!! You have a wonderful 2017 and thank you for your block and the give away 🙂

    January 1, 2017 at 8:08 am
  • My plans for 2017 are to finish at least one quilt a month and to sew every day…I have a ton of UFOs!

    January 1, 2017 at 8:49 am
  • Maureen Cristy

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    How fresh and beautiful is that block! I am hoping to up my sewing this year. Create some pretty awesome quilts and stuff, especially with my new sewing machine my husband and children got me for Christmas. Here’s to a creative 2017 for everyone!

    January 1, 2017 at 9:13 am
  • Theresa Duval

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    Happy New Year, Scott! Thank you for a chance to win. My 2017 goals are to Save, Spend-less and Sew-more!

    January 1, 2017 at 9:23 am
  • Love your block. I’m not very proficient at paper piecing, but in 2017 I will be!
    Caltexgal@aol.com

    January 1, 2017 at 10:25 am
  • Angela Siegert

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    Plan to sew and learn new things in 2017, I really enjoy paper piecing, loved your good morning block, thank you.

    January 1, 2017 at 10:45 am
  • Marie Eddins

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    Like the flowers, your block reminds me of an art deco style sun! Pretty cool. I made a list of UFOs and projects I’d like to start and finish in 2017. Thanks!!

    January 1, 2017 at 11:36 am
  • Paula Strickland

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    I love the block. I chose the paper pieced method that made it easier for me. Thanks for helping to bring in the new year. I hope to complete several ufo projects this year as well as completing my new sewing room to get more organized. Thanks again.

    January 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm
  • Janet Nykiel

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    Love the hopefulness of your message & your block! Hydrangeas are my fav flower!

    January 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm
  • NancyinSTL

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    Hi Scott! 2016, for me and the world, was in many ways a sad year. I’m trying to remain hopeful that this new year will bring more health, harmony, prosperity and peace for all. So, mostly, I love the meaning that you put in your Good Morning World block.

    January 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm
  • Tess Miller

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    I was surprised by your block’ ue of a pattern. I thought the points were free hand/cut/sew. But why not, there is nothing saying I can’t do that too! Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Barb K.

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    I like the little story about your block–Roses are one of my favorite flowers; my Mom had an old fashioned one in the back yard that had the most wonderful fragrance!

    January 1, 2017 at 1:14 pm
  • My favorite flower is the pansy. Although it is awful fun to make snapdragons talk.

    January 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  • Wow! such a nice block – Thank you yes my favorite flower is the Dogwood flower – I have been enamored with the dogwood flower since I was a young girl, (I’m now 74), The tree when in bloom reminds me of lace…. I remember drawing a dogwood flower and using it as my logo or as it would be and emoji in this day and time. lol I guess I was ahead of my time. Roses are another of my favorite flowers- mostly because my father, a Gardner, had a passion for Roses.

    January 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm
  • Diana

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    I love flowers, would be hard pressed to pick my favorite. Maybe lilacs. I am living in an RV for the time being and am using only what I brought along which is mostly batiks. The sampler has been a challenge to myself to learn to be more precise, brush up on some skills in the end have a quilt that speaks to me only.

    January 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm
  • Gerrie L Evans

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    The Good Morning block provides all sorts of options for themes. Love it!

    January 1, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Linda N

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    I have a passion for quilt blocks. I’m ready to try this one.

    January 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Vickie Mone

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    Hi – thanks for yet another great block – I love to wake up everyday and get greeted by my dogs and then I am off to get my grandchildren off to school – I feel very lucky and blessed – quilting is a great addition to my life.

    January 1, 2017 at 6:15 pm
  • Dorothy Kielty

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    I love this bright and sunny block. Thanks for your creations. I’m a pretty early riser, l live with my daughter and her family, and on weekends I get up early to drive my grandson to swimming and then go work out myself 🙂 I love the Colorado sunrises, and the gorgeous views of the rockies just set my days off great.

    January 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm
  • I love your block. And I especially love the words you have written to express why you made it, just so. I’ve been watching the Twilight Zone this weekend, from the 50s/60? , and they just had an episode where the Earth went off its axis and night never came. It grew hotter and hotter. It ended up being a dream. I prefer cold to hot, myself. I can’t pick a favorite flower, but love roses 🙂 Thanks for your generous giveaway! And a Happy New Year to you!

    January 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm
  • Mary Jane Ellinger

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    thanks for this interesting block. I am looking forward to doing it.

    January 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  • Valerie

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    Challenging myself to a “no buy zone” for 2017 by using up what I have. (Yardage, scraps, UFO blocks, and my endless WIPs) This ought to be fun!!!! Will be using up some of that with all the Splendid Sampler blocks!

    January 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm
  • Lillian K

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    Like the block – very modern, whimsical and just down right cute.

    January 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm
  • Nancy Roraback

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    Your block is fantastic! This year I am really working on focusing on finishing my UFO’s and also shopping more from my stash!

    January 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • Kim B

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    I love flowers! Pansies, Gerber daisies, peonies, tulips, daffodils just to name a few lol I love your block, indeed the sun will come up tomorrow There have been times in my life where just getting up in the morning was a challenge however it did it every day and faced life. Thanks for the block

    January 1, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  • Judy W

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    I like the colors you used for your block. It is a happy block. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some fabric.

    January 2, 2017 at 3:36 am
  • Carol Kussart

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    I love the bright and cheery Good Morning block, especially with the sky blue background–a great way to welcome a new year!

    January 2, 2017 at 4:09 am
  • Nancy Edwards

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    I love flowers and it’s hard to decide which is my favorite. My favorite smelling flower is the gardenia. It’s fragrance reminds me of my childhood. I love daffodils as they are the first spring flowers that come up in my yard. In summer, I love the roses and pinks. I love spider lilies that arrive in September and are our sign that fall is coming. I love your block and would love to have the pack of flower prints fabric.

    January 2, 2017 at 4:23 am
  • Vicki Bartels

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    Love your good morning world block. My goal this year is to use up fabric stash and do more improvisational work. I need to come out of my comfort zone

    January 2, 2017 at 5:36 am
  • Diane N

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    I really like the look of this block!! My favorite flower is the daffodil.

    January 2, 2017 at 8:13 am
  • Patty Galbraith

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    I love how everyone is putting such a positive twist on the new year. And I love your block. More sunshine! Afraid I am going to have to have that purple pansy on blue background print; it’s so pretty. Thank you Scott.

    January 2, 2017 at 8:37 am
  • Dee D.

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    Your block is a great block! I usually like symmetrical and didn’t think that this fit until I looked closer. Then I realized that it had an order to it.

    January 2, 2017 at 9:01 am
  • Janet

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    I think the Bonus Block is very interesting. Have not tried it yet since I haven’t taken down the Christmas stuff yet and brought out the sewing machine. The GOOD MORNING WORLD block will be first on my list to sew . Thank you for sharing.

    January 2, 2017 at 12:09 pm
  • Katie Clark

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    Thanks for the chance to win! Fresh Start is my motto for 2017. It’s about walking more, eating less, sewing and reading. It’s about ME! Empty nest and learning to live alone. It’s not easy but I will grow to love it! Thanks!

    January 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm
  • Lisa Marie

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    What a fun block, I love paper piecing! My favorite flowers are Gerber Daisies.

    January 3, 2017 at 3:16 am
  • Pat Giarrusso

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    Very cute block! I like how someone did it in black and white polka dot background with teal flowers! My favorite flower is a pansy to remind me of my mother and petunia to remind me of my Grandmother, both strong, beautiful women. 2017: I am not sure what to expect for the new year. both daughters have moved out so maybe now is the time to re-establish my relationship with my husband. I would love to finish a lot of UFO’s and travel more but will settle for just being happier.
    Happy New Year to you!

    January 3, 2017 at 6:25 am
  • Cynthia Meredith

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    Love the block and fabulous floral fabrics. I dearly love lilies of the valley and also violets.

    January 3, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Denise V.

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    Your block is lovely…greeting the New Year. My favorite flower is Dutch Iris and any color of the Glads. I’m getting started on this years Xmas gifts.

    January 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  • Sue Winterbottom

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    I love paper piecing your block. My new year will start off making one or two quilts fir my new great grandsons appearance in April. The next project will be a quilt for my nieces husbands aunt. In between I’m working on the Splendid Sampler for me!

    January 3, 2017 at 3:34 pm
  • Casey C.

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    Can’t wait to make this block! Thank you!

    January 3, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Diane W.

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    I love this quilt block because you can use an infinite amount of fabrics in it and it will look different each time. The fabric looks pretty cool too, and winning it would be a huge bonus if you ask me so thank you! My plans this year are to complete 10 UFO’s. At my local shop, they hold a UFO challenge from Feb.-Nov. and one lucky winner gets a $100.00 gift card to the store. My other plans are to make a modern quilt, one that I design, and also to make an English paper pieced quilt, that is very challenging. I am getting to be a more advanced quilter, but haven’t made the leap to designing my own quilts, so that’s my goal!

    January 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm
  • Interesting background! Love unexpected color combos.

    January 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Your Good Moning World block is a great design – I can see it used in a baby quilt or a table runner. The bags you made are so pretty.

    January 4, 2017 at 6:31 am
  • My goal for this year is to take on more challenges and not to be stuck just on a specific pattern – be creative.

    January 4, 2017 at 6:46 am
  • Judy

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    I think your block is very interesting and I love all the positive thinking you put into naming it. My quilting goals this year are to finish up previously started projects and start on ones I have wanted to do for a long time.

    January 4, 2017 at 10:58 am
  • Donna Hawley

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    I like your block it is interesting and I;d like to try it in various fabrics. I am going to make a determind effort to finish my UFO

    January 4, 2017 at 11:12 am
  • Michele

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    I love peonies! The way they look and their fragrance!!

    January 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  • Michele

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    One of my favorite flowers is the hollyhock. They remind me of my grandmother. She had them growing along the side of the farmhouse. They were bright and cheery. When asked how she was doing, she’d say, “I’m on this side of the grass, so I’m doing alright!” Good Morning, World!

    January 4, 2017 at 9:51 pm
  • Jill Fraczek

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    Good morning, world! Love your attitude. Hoping that more people will adopt it in 2017. Happy New Year!

    January 5, 2017 at 5:27 am
  • Great block, I like how you described it as an urban piece. It makes me think of making do with what I already have. And of course who doesn’t like flowers to do it up in! Have a wonderful day!

    January 5, 2017 at 6:22 am
  • Gloria Pope

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    I look forward to making your block. I like it a lot. And I love flowers, all kinds.

    January 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Dianna Eickhorn

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    It’s a cool, crisp morning here in South Texas which is rare. A fine day to work on your block. A perfect way to start off the year. But, curious which is background on paper piecing papers? Odds or evens?

    January 6, 2017 at 9:13 am
  • Barbara Olm

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    I love all the flowers but my most favorite is the daffodil. It’s so cheerful and sunny and I love to see their happy faces in the spring. And fabric with flowers from all 50 states? What a wonderful idea! I’d love to have them!

    January 6, 2017 at 9:48 am
  • Sue

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    I like your good morning world block, I’m not sure if I have a favorite flower, maybe the one that is blooming when I see it, right now there are some lovely velvety purple pansies in my yard, I hope I am not too late to get my name in for the drawing, I love floral fabrics.

    January 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm

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