Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day and an end to a very productive sewcation + a giveaway!!

Oh Boy I went to add the giveaway and I lost everything in the orignial post.  Hmmm, well I'll try to recreate, but we'll see.  First off Happy Mothers' day to all the moms out there.  You know Mom upside down is woW, just saying :) 

Ok sewcation has officially come to an end.  I finished 2 more Hi quilts (Nov/Dec 2013 issues of Quiltsy).  Love these, 12 fat quarters, some back ground fabric and a few grey 2.5 in squares and you have a 61 x 78 quilt - enough scraps left from the blocks for a super cute scrappy binding.  Here's on finished, fabric is the rest of Glimma bundle and a few from my stash.  Pantograph is tea lights.  I wanted something leafy but a bit feminine to go with the fabrics and Tea Lights by Patricia Ritter and Valerie Smith was just right.  Batting the usual - Hobbs 80 20, Glide thread on top, I used a light grey and bottom line in the bobbin.  A medium grey. This one puts me a at 6/9 for Hands to Help.  Only a few weeks left to reach my goal of 3 per charity.  I know I can do it.

these plum colors photograph much more brown than they really are


Why is it so hard to get a true picture of purple/plum.  This is way brighter than it really is.
The last "hi" quilt was using the last 12 Kate Spain Serenade bundle.  I LOVE those fabrics.

Now what you're really waiting for the giveaway.  Oh man there over at Sew Mama Sew the whole world is giving things away, ok maybe not the *whole world* but a whole lotta crafty folks are  so head on over there and see what there is to be won.  But first if you want to win two super cute charm packs of An Apple a Day, then just leave a comment.  That's it just say Hi or what ever is on your mind.  I'll pick a random winner on 5/16 end of day from those who leave a comment.  Now go ahead leave a comment and head over there.  And when you're done with those give aways, check out the linky parties on the side bar.




192 comments:

  1. I do love this HI pattern and super quilts. The Apple a Day line is just so fun - great for a fall quilt for apple season and hayrides.

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  2. Your quilting always amazes me. Gorgeous quilt.

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  3. Your stay cation sounds perfect, sewing all night and all day. I haven't seen the Apple a Day range before , the colours look lovely. I always stop by as I love seeing the work you produce.

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  4. Love your quilt. Thanks so much for the chance to win these charms.

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  5. I just found your blog through Marelize's "Anything goes on Mondays"! Such beautiful quilts and quilting, I'll start to follow you - being a newbie in the world of longarm quilting :) Just bought a Handi quilter Avante machine, any tips and tricks are welcome - as blog posts full of beautiful quilting.

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  6. You had a very productive "Sewcation"....I'm going to have to schedule one of these! Love your quilts, but especially your quilting. Thank you for donating quilts to these charities.

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  7. Love your sewcation idea, I need one, may have to put in to the boss soon, still loving your quilting!!

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  8. You had a sewcation? I am seriously jealous. I need to try and do that, but Hubby always wants my attention, so I suppose that is more important, lol. Your quilting is amazing!

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  9. Such a simple pattern, yet such a great effect. These quilts look great.

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  10. Hi! What a fun pattern! I enjoyed seeing the products of your staycation....I have on coming up myself over Memorial Day!! YAH! ttys. :) Oh...thanks for the chance to win...like Sharon said...these will make a cute Fall quilt!

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  11. Great quilt! Love your quilting!

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  12. Found you through Patchwork Times. Love the Hi quilt!

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  13. Lovely pattern to say Hi!

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  14. it's great to just sew, your sewcation was like a retreat.
    Leeanna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com

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  15. I like that pattern - few pieces but looks great. Congrats on your sewcation. I'm going to have to see if I can do one of those. Would love a post on how you planned it.

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  16. Tell us more about Nov/Dec 2013 issues of Quiltsy. I couldn't find anything about it online except on your blog.

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  17. Pretty purple fabric. Nice quilting.
    24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  18. I love her giveaways because it introduces me to new blogs! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. Great charity quilts. So generous of you.

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  20. Your quilts are always beautiful Sue!! Great giveaway!

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  21. It looks great and thank you for a chance to win such nice goodies too! =)

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  22. The An Apple a day looks so nice! Thank you for the give away!

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  23. That's what I need- a sewcation! Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Hello, I've never seen this fabric range before, it looks good.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  25. Gorgeous quilts and a sweet giveaway, too! I need a sewcation!

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  26. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love these HI quilts & would LOVE to win this prize!

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  27. Your qutils are always amazing. thank you so very much for sharing the inspiration. Maybe when I grow up I can approach your skills.

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  28. What a cute quilt! I am really enjoying your blog.

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway. My fingers are crossed.

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  30. Hello from Norway!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  31. Who doesn't like a chance to win fabric? Enjoy your blog.

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  32. cute fabric, I haven't seen this line before.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

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  33. What a pretty quilt!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway:)

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  34. Your quilting is awesome! Really makes the quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Hi Sue! Love your HI quilts, thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Hi! My little guy would love the "Hi" quilt. He's three and just discovered that an H becomes an I when it's turned on it's side. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Hello there! I love to see your quilting.

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  38. I'm just getting into quilting, but since I've been sewing for over 45 years, I'm a confirmed and unapologetic fabric junkie.

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  39. I am saying HI!!! That one quilt you have there with the squares..that one intrigues me. I am not a scrappy quilter but dont' want to waste scraps...that is a good way to use them (with the sashing and litttle square between the rectangles) and not look scrappy. I wll add it to my "to do " list!
    Found you on the Sew Mama Sew blog giveaway!

    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://www.fabricandmemories.com

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  40. The Hi quilt looks like a great way to show off some favorite fabrics ..

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  41. Love your "HI" quilts! Thanks for the chance to win the charms :).

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  42. Nice quilts. :) Is there somewhere local that you give them for charity, or do you do something online? (I've been thinking of doing some things for charity; but it would probably be baby items).

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. This is the first time I have seen this fabric! An Apple a Day is wonderful!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  44. Hello, love your quilts, a sewcation sounds like great fun, I might have to book some time off work!

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  45. I do love this HI pattern and super quilts.

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  46. Your Glimma Hi quilt is beautiful, I adore that fabric line. Am currently on my own sewcation, 2 more weeks, yay! :D

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway, the apple a day fabrics are perfect for the upcoming fall season!

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  47. Beautiful quilting, thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. I haven't heard of HI quilts before

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  49. Very pretty. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. great fabric, I follow you by email and on google plus

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  51. Those hi quilts are great. It took me a while to see the 'hi'. Duh!

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  52. Hi, I love your Hi pattern. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com.

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  53. I have been MIA for awhile and love getting your emails.

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  54. I love the idea of a sew vacation. Though I am now retired and can sew whenever I choose a sew vacation would have been ideal when my children were small. I hope sew vacations become a regular part of your life. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. Hi from Spain.Beautiful quilt.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  56. Sweet Fabric! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  57. What pretty fabric!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  58. Hi. Love your quilting, gorgeous. Thanks.

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  59. What great fabric. I have not see it before! I would love make a quilt out of it for my in-laws who have an apple orchard! thanks!

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  60. Beautiful fabric that made me smile....I've been on Weight Watchers for a while now and I think I'm turning into an apple. :) blessings, marlene

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  61. I see you're a free motion quilter. That's one thing I'd like to learn to do. I've only done quilting with a walking foot so far. Have fun with your giveaway!

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  62. HI! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance~

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  63. A sew cation sounds just perfect , lovely work . Thanks for the chance .

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  64. Love the purple. Thanks for your tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. Thank you for the giveaway. Your quilting is sooo beautiful.

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  66. Such sweet fabric ! Thanks for the chance.

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  67. Hi! And... Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Hi, thanks for the chance to win. I love your "hi" quilts!

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  69. Love your "Hi!" quilts!!! Sooo cool!!

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  70. wow gorgeous fabric, thanks for the opportunity

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  71. I love those charms. Thanks for the chance.

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  72. Loving your quilts, and I love charm packs.

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  73. Hello from the MO Ozarks. I am a retired teacher and empty nester who has lots of time to sew. Lucky me!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  74. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day too. Thanks for a nice giveaway.

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  75. Your latest finish is very pretty. I have a question though, I tried to look up Tea Party by Patricia Ritter and could only find one called Tea Leaves. Might this be the one you used? I really like the look on your second picture of the quilting. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway too.

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  76. I am a newbie quilter and just finding some interesting people to follow and looking forward to following you via bloglovin'.

    sjjarrell1019@gmail.com

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  77. Greetings from Ireland, love the quilt and the colours

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  78. thanks for the lovely giveaway

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  79. Great quilt! And the charms are so cute!

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  80. I love charm squares - thanks for the chance to win some.

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  81. The hi quilt is a great way to feature large print fabrics -- might have to try that!

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  82. I love your Hi quilt. Turned out great.

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  83. I like your Hi quilt. It looks like it would be fun to make. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  84. Cute H quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. Hi back! cute idea. It was my GS's first word, so it would make a cute quilt for him.
    Thanks for the idea and the chance.

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  86. You've made beautiful quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. I love Kate Spain and try to keep up with her patterns but I don't have Serenade yet. That is a pretty fabric and I really like your quilt. Great job. Thank you for being a part of Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and the chance to win those charm packs.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  88. I love apples! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. I want to win. HI!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. Beautiful Day over here.... how about you?

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  91. I would love to win this fabric! I have an apple orchard - how perfectly fitting is that!? Thanks for the opportunity! lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

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  92. love your creativeness.. (is that word?) creativity.. is that better? loving those charm packs as well... have a great summer

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  93. That's a fun pattern, thanks for sharing.

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  94. Hi, Sue...I want to be like you when I grow up! Love your quilting and reading about your adventures in making quilts.

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  95. Those burlap like squares are very intriguing1

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  96. Love your Hi quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. These charm packs would make really cute placemats!!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  98. Hi! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. I love your Hi quilt! Very nice and it looks like something I can handle since I'm new! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  100. Love the colors of these charm packs!

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  101. Greetings from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  102. The apples are so cute! I have three sister in laws who are teachers so I'd be tempted to make something for one or all of them! Or maybe hoard them for myself...I do need some new potholders!

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  103. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing. bonnielarson58(at)gmail.com

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  104. I really like that quilt pattern..thanks for the giveaway

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  105. Thanks for chance to win. Love the colors.

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  106. Hi, I saw a beautiful rainbow as I drove to work this morning. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  107. Love that hi pattern. I am always looking for a nice pattern for charity quilts.

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  108. Your quilting is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely Apple a Day charms collection.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  109. Holy crow! You sure get a lot of quilts done!

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  110. Love your super easy hi quilt. think I will need to use this idea to get a couple of charity quilts done. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  111. Your quiltwork is lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  112. Thanks for the generous giveaway :)

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  113. That is a lovely quilt. Thanks for your charming giveaway.

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  114. I could really use an apple today, even if it is in the form of fabric. Your hi quilt looks like it would be fun to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  115. Love the quilt! Thanks for the chance to win! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  116. Fun pattern to showcase beautiful prints. I really like the quilting job.

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  117. Your quilt is beautiful as are the charm packs. Thank you for this chance.

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  118. G-Day from Australia I must say Your quilts look awesome hope mine can look this good someday

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  119. So many giveaways...so little time!

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  120. I don't get many magazines, but I got quilty for Christmas, and my mom was eying the Hi quilt. Perhaps I will have to make her one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  121. I had not seen one of these quilts before! It looks like a fun way to use fat quarters!

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  122. Cool - I don't have this charm pack...yet! TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

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  123. I have never used a charm pack but the colors look great! Thanks for having this giveaway!
    Fran frani(at)grammyshands(dot)us

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  124. Thanks so much for the giveaway! My fingers are crossed! =)

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  125. Thanks for the giveaway! The apples are great for fall! :)

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  126. This giveaway is something else. Thanks for participating!

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  127. Hi! :) sarah@forrussia.org

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  128. That Hi quilt is so cute. I have never seen anything like that. So cool.

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  129. Love charm packs. Your quilting on the purple/plum is fantastic, I am seriously in awe of your talent! blackflowersacidrain(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. I love all of these quilting blogs. Thank you.

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  131. Hi THANKS for the giveaway and your introduction to me

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  132. Hello from Utah.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  133. Hi and Howdy from windy Oklahoma, USA. I would like to try my hand at a HI quilt, yours are nice. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  134. I love those quilts! Thanks for the chance to win

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  135. I don't know how you could make it much easier. Just say Hi and then check out the other blogs. HI!

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  136. Quilting certainly is an adventure, isn't it? You never know exactly what is going to happen next! Charms can result in the most amazing things! Thanks for offering up such a great prize. Come visit my giveawaytoo, if you'd like!

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  137. Love your Hi quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  138. I love your quilts. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  139. I have not seen the HI quilt pattern before, but it sure is cute. Looks pretty straightforward to me!! My kind of pattern!

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  140. Hi. Your Hi quilt is really clever. I liek the Apple a Day fabrics too.

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  141. Enjoyed looking at your work! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  142. A sewcation is a wonderful idea!

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  143. Good morning! I hope you find some time to play today!

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  144. Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. I have a problem photographing khaki - it loses the green-ness and ends up looking like brown.

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  146. • • • Hi, and thanks for sharing.

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  147. Your quilts are just beautiful! You are very talented! Thanks!

    dbelliott at outlook dot com

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  148. I love the color palate used in an apple a day. Thanks for the giveaway

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  149. I have a "Hi" pattern on my list--Quilty is great for stylish yet simple quilts, don't you think? Thanks for the giveaway.

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  150. Hello, hello. Greetings from Finland.

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  151. Thanks for showing this pattern! I'm always looking for new fat quarter friendly patterns and this one looks great!

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  152. I love machine quilting--but I don't want to learn. It's awesome there are people like you to do it for us!

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  153. I'd love a sewcation (mostly to clean up my craft room/office).

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  154. Fun fun charm packs to win. And some very beautiful quilting shown in the pics in your blog header. Some year I'd like to have the facility and the ability to do that kind of quilting.

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  155. great fabrics - thanks for the chance!

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  156. Adorable fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. I love these fabrics. My sister lives in a log house in Montana, and I've been meaning to make her a quilt, and these look like the perfect colors! (and she's a teacher too...ha! perfect!)

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  158. Fun charms. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  159. Love the HI Quilt!! And that apple fabric looks great! :)

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  160. Thanks for the giveaway! Cute charms!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  161. Really like Apple A Day - what a nice giveaway..
    Thanks for the chance
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  162. A sewcation sounds wonderful!

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  163. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. We are here in MD drying out and cooling off a bit after two days of rain and hot temps…Can you tell I'm not a summer person? Bring on the Fall!!

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  164. Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Lovely charm squares.

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  165. What a fun line of fabric! I would probably use those to make some aprons for my 3 nieces, thank you for the opportunity!
    ~Brandy

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  166. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win!

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  167. Gorgeous quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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