Sunday, 22 May 2011

Ballynanny Bluebells and another giveaway!

Finally, I can show you what I was making with those Kansas Troubles Favourites fabrics!

Ballynanny Bluebells, which is featured in the latest Irish Quilting magazine.
This quilt was inspired by the tiled floor in our Church porch.
We belong to Ballynanny Methodist Church.
And the bluebells are found in a wooded area just behind the Church.

Hence the name Ballynanny Bluebells!
The quilt was long arm quilted by Beryl Cadman. She did a fabulous job on the quilt and the threads she used really highlighted the designs.

Unfortunately the bluebells were not in bloom when the photos were taken, but the cherry blossom was just beginning to peep through!

So to celebrate, I thought I'd take part in Sew Mama Sew's big giveaway day
I have some pieces of Kansas Trouble Favourites left over from making Ballynanny Bluebells which I will put in a parcel, along with the latest Irish Quilting magazine and you never know there could be a surprise popped in there aswell!

Fancy some of these beautiful fabrics to play around with?

To enter:

1. Tell me what your favourite fabric range is at the moment - just pick one!

2. Become a follower and tell me, or tell me if you already are a follower.

I will ship internationally, giveaway will remain open until midnight GMT on 25th May.

Be sure to check out the other giveaways on Sew Mama Sew's blog!

215 comments:

  1. What a spectacular quilt. Lovely design, prints, colors, but I am definitely inspired by tulips in your border. Excellent.

    Fun giveaway too. The colors that you show in the fabric collection are "exactly" my favorites. They would look perfect in a quilt in my home. Thanks for the opportunity.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  2. I am a very happy follower.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  3. Karen its gorgeous! Love it and love the little story behind it. And of course I'd love some of the scraps! My fave fabric of the moment is Central Park, I just love the purple and blue colourways. Don't forget to pop over and enter mine too ;-)

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful!! My favorite fabric range right now are muted americana colors, similar to what you used in your quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  5. I am a regular follower of your blog :)

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  6. My favorite fabric is Leicen "Sweet Broderie" out of my comfort zone as i normally work with muted colours.

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  7. Wow - awesome quilt! :) My favorite right now is Going Coastal. I NEED some!

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  8. I'm already a follower. :)

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  9. Oh My! Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colours and the blocks... exceptional work! My favorite line at the moment is Sweet Nothings - Riley Blake. Thanks for the chance!!

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  10. I am also a regular follower! Yay!

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  11. I love anything earthy in colour; of course I like most fabric, but earthy is fabulous...and what you have featured here is perfect.....loving it!!!

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  12. How stupid of me; I wanted to tell you how beautiful your quilt is.....you are very talented

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  13. I am a follower! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  14. I'm lovin' orange and purples with hot pink thrown in! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  15. I love turquoise and brown right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Lovely quilt! My favorites are bright colors. Thank you for the chance!

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  17. I just bought some Artful Home fabrics and they are my favorites right now.

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  18. I love the warm colors you have posted. Kansas Troubles, Thimbleberries, and of late I am in love with French General :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Oooh-la-la - so pretty! And thanks for the chance!

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  20. I really am loving Central Park! Beautiful quilt - so inspiring! thanks for sharing.

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  21. I am a follower too! thanks again.

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  22. Beautiful quilt!! Right now I'm loving Dilly Dally ...which reminds me I should get sewing!

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  23. I'm already a follower.

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  24. I am already a follower, thanks!

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  25. I am definitely a Kansas Troubles fan. I also love red, white, and blue palettes but it's gotta be sort of dusty colors, like the blue in the KT line. I am also enjoying the fabrics in the Civil War Chronicles line. Thanks!

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  26. Thanks for the chance :D
    I love the Amelia & Bohemian Soul of Pat Bravo!

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  27. I love some purples...all shades at the moment. Not sure those are any of the Civil War fabrics though.

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  28. I'm already a follower.

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  29. I have been a follower for awhile!

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  30. My favorite fabrics seem to still be Kaffe Fassett!

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  31. My favorite fabric line is Ruby by Thimbleblossom.

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  32. Oh but you can get so much inspiration from the fabrics in Patty Youngs - Grand Bazaar range - strong colours and the patterns:- dots, trellis, funky flowers, dragonflies etc - mixed with solids you'd have some stunning quilt/s
    I'm also already a follower, and Karen thanks for having the giveaway

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  33. I've got a love of soothing fabrics lately. Just calm and peaceful.

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  34. My current favorite fabric line is Central Park. Thanks for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  35. I'm more into making clothes than quilts and at the moment I have my eye on the Just wing it range from Momo for some summer dresses for kids and nieces.

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  36. Hi K, your quilt is stunning. Look forward to seeing it in IQ. I'm really into Heather Bailey at the mo, esp. Nicey Jane - but it's so hard to choose from so many gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for hosting a giveaway. Jxo

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  37. beautiful quilt, I love the fabrics. I love Bliss at the moment, but also the new range Ruby which isn't out here yet and Le Petit Ecole

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  38. Oh what a beautiful quilt! Love it!! Hmm...I have a lot of favorite lines...I really want some Ruby though!! Thanks for a chance at winning.

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  39. Recently I discovered vintage sheets and I really like them. They are flowery which works well with current trend adn already prewashed lol (I'm on a lazy side).

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  40. Wow, what a beautiful quilt!!

    My current favourite fabric line is "Darla" by Tanya Whelan.

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  41. fav fabric line is Pure. Love your quilt!

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  42. I am a follower! Great giveaway!

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  43. Great giveaway! Please count me in! I use only fabrics from Romania.

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  44. I love any of the Civil War fabric range Currently out

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  45. Hi! I've been collecting bright batiks lately, but love any kind of fabric!

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  46. my favorite right now is the sugar and spice line, but I love pretty much any fabric.

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  47. My favourite is Good Folks from Anna Maria Horner.

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  48. The fabric collection I'm loving is "Hideaway" by Moda. I lived in Germany for 7 years, and it reminds me of the houses and the countryside. I'm going to have to break down and get me some and make me a "memory" quilt. I keep saying I'm not going to buy any more fabrics, but "Hideaway" may make me change my mind.

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  49. I've just begun quilting and seem drawn to the earth tone colors. I'm sure that will change in time but so far those are it. Your quilt is exceptional! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. jmniffer at comcast dot net

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  50. I've now subscribed to your blog.
    jmniffer at comcast dot net

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  51. G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  52. I'm loving Sunkissed at the moment!

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  53. I'm too much of a newbie to really know my fabrics. Your are beautiful, though.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  54. I love Samantha Walker fabrics right now! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  55. I like Dream On by Moda--a vintage sheet look. It's so cheery.

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  56. I'm particular to Heather Bailey . . . literally LOVE Pop Garden.

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  57. Kona solids. Thanks for the chance! thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  58. I love your quilt! My fav right now is 1930s reproduction fabric.

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  59. I am a follower now. :) Love your tutorial on making Hippy squares.

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  60. what a wonderful quilt you made...

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  61. I am loving Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. What a beautiful quilt! My favourite fabric line is Kaffe Fassett. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. My range totally involves any fabric with airplanes in it.
    Great giveaway.
    You can see mine at http://runningwithrocket.blogspot.com/2011/05/sewmamasew-bunny-giveaway.html

    Glad to meet you.

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  64. I love the kansas fabric lines and the blues and browns that I have seen lately, my favorite colors to make prim quilts with.

    Debbie

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  65. Love those colors - very earthy and Thimbleberries!

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  66. And now I'm also following:-)

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  67. My favorite colorways at the moment are blues and purples. And, I'm now a follower.

    Your Bluebell quilt is breathtaking!

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  68. I'm not entering the contest, but I just wanted to say that your quilt is gorgeous! Love it.

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  69. I have been drooling over all Joel Dewberry's stuff. Especially the woodgrain fabric. Love it! Also I am following you via google connect.

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  70. I love Bliss. thanks for the chance!

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  71. My favourite is Central Park.Thanks for the chance.

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  72. My favorite line at the moment is Lilac Hill, though I am also a big fan of Lily and Will II.

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  73. I was really in love with Michael Miller's Woodland Delight, but I've made too many things out of the Brick Path fabric that it's starting to wane. Haven't found my new fave yet though. :)

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  74. My favorites right now are batiks... But any fabric is a winner with me.

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  75. I'm a new follower too!! Yea!

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  76. I am in love with Bliss right now.

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  77. I'm loving Kate Spain Central Park currently, but Kansas Troubles would would be lovely in the Me and My Shadow applique quilt by Lynda Smith of Primitive Pieces that I am collecting fabrics for! Going over to become a follower right....now!

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  78. Done!!! All set up as a follower : )

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  79. Hello,
    I am a new follower.

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  80. Hello,
    I am really loving all the bright prints out there right now, but I am wanting to make a subdued, calm quilt in the near future.

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  81. I love Kate Spain's new line Terrain. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  82. I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  83. I am loving bright colors probably because we have had such a long rainy season. Uggg! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. Thank you for the great giveaway. It's lovely.

    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

    I love anything by moda lately, but especially things in blue

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  85. I am a follower and I tend to have more quilts in bright colors but that may be because I am making them for my grandchildren and baby quilts. I made a wonderful quilts for my daughter that was in shades of burgundy and forest green on a muslin background that I really loved because it reminded me of Christmas.

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  86. Trick or Treat--wish I could remember the designer--I know it's not the Riley Blake one. Anyway, I love the candy corn and the dots that remind me of gobstoppers.

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  87. Lovely quilt! My favourite line is Silent Cinema. I have some on order. Thanks for a chance to win your Kansas Troubles and the magazine!

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  88. I love these warm earthy colors. They're an absolute favorite. I also love exploring and experimenting with fabrics from other countries. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  89. Following via google connect. Looking forward to your updates. Thanks again!

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  90. My favorite fabric range at the moment is Habitat.

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  91. I am a follower via google connect.

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  92. I love Moda fabrics,anything floral and of course..linen.

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  93. My favorite is Kate Spain Fandango!

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  94. That's an amazing quilt - what a wonderful connection :) I love the colours too!

    I have so many favourite fabric lines it is hard to choose - at the moment, maybe Strawberry Fields or Aviary 2.

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  95. I'm a new follower. Your blog looks lovely and I look forward to keeping up with you!

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  96. I LOVE Tanya Whelan! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  97. I'm too new a sewer to have a favorite yet!

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  98. I love Joel Dewberry's Aviary2

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  99. I love turquoise and green. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I loves anything involve pink and white.. Because both give a very sweet combination ^^

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  101. I am following your blog ^^

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  102. Thank you for the great giveaway ; I just love ALL fabrics

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  103. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely Kansas Troubles fabrics and the Irish mag.

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  104. I'm loving amy butler right now! Thanks for the chance to win!
    jacy468 at aim dot com

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  105. I follow your blog - current favorite fabric collection that I do not own any of.... Aviary 2

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  106. I really like park avenue I love the small scale prints in that line.

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  107. soul blossoms

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. Thanks for the giveaway chance! My fav fabric line at the mo is Kimono by Timeless Tresures. x
    carmenvm@web.de

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  109. I love all the fabrics from Lecien:-)

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  110. Ballynanny Bluebells is beautiful! Wonderful job on this quilt. I haven't ever gotten my hands on a copy of Irish Quilter. I am now following your blog!

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  111. My favorite fabric range at the moment has to be "Modern Meadow" by Joel Dewberry. I love all three color palettes!

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  112. so pretty! I am still loving the Hoot fabric

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  113. Very pretty! My favorite fabric range is Joel Dewberry Aviary 2. Love that shade of purple. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  114. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    I'm currently really enjoying asian-inspired fabrics.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  116. I am really liking vintage fabric.

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  117. Anne Sutton's "Puttin’ on the Ritz" in blue and gray. I also love "Kansas Troubles," and your quilt is beautiful!

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  118. i am in love with Ann Kelle and her zoo themed line... I love the turtles ! thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. ok as childish as this is my favorite is the Dr Seuss line. I loved the books when I was a kid and now my children love them too.

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  120. I love Strawberry Fields at the moment :)
    Thanks!
    ~robin
    welchrobin@hotmail.com

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  121. What a beautiful quilt!! I have been sending my Grandmother fat quarters and other yardage of Kansas Troubles all winter to keep her busy! She is 80 years old and keeps saying she is going to stop sewing! But as long as I send her fabric she continues to use it so...
    Anyway, my favorite line of fabric is anything I can actually sit down to sew! I have an 11 month old that is keeping bu busy away from my sewing machine! :)

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  122. I am a new follower and will come back and look around more when I have more time! Thank you for another opportunity to win! FYI I will use the fabric to add to my grandmother's quilts. She has only been sewing tops and has been sending the tops to me to finish! It would be nice to make a backing with the KS Troubles!

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  123. I love bright bold colors, yellow, green, blue, pinks...if is is bright and the pattern is bold I like it, but to make me drool put the bright colors into a geometric shape...AHHH!!

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  124. I love pretty, earthy fabrics like the ones you used in your quilt. Muted, but still eye-catching.

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  125. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. my favorite right now is denyse schmidt's (picnic and fairgrounds)
    love your work!

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  127. Beautiful quilt!

    I'm a big fan of Prince Charming right now. Those froggies are so cute!

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  128. It has to be Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey!

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  129. And I'm a new follower! Hello!

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  130. I don't have a favorite fabric line - I just like them all!

    crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

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  131. I love Avariay II by Joel Dewberry

    ramona_murray at comcast dot net

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  132. I love Max and Whiskers!

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  133. Your quilt is beautiful. I love Castle Peeps, though I know that's not a 'new' line. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  134. I'm a new follower :)

    andi
    andreajoyful@hotmail.com

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  135. I love all fabrics, but really into brights right now, like Denise Schmidtz and Anele Honey, sherbet pips.

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  136. I am loving florals and anything bright right now.

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  137. What a gorgeous quilt! And a really fun giveaway chance -- thanks!! I'm looking forward to Thomas Knauer's Pear Tree! ^_^

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  138. Following you via Google Reader!

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  139. I love Meadowsweet - partly because our granddaughter's name is Meadow! - but the colors are beautiful too! One of the giveaway blogs asked me to name my favourite blog - and I had to say yours :) Thanks for sharing your giveaway - I'd love to see the magazine!

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  140. The quilt is beautiful and so are the fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win them. I love the Ruby line of fabric that I saw on a blog yesterday.

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  141. Right now I'm loving Michael Miller's Tot Town. :)

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  142. My favorite fabric line right now is Sherbet Pips. Your quilt is beautiful, thanks for the giveaway.

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  143. I'm so new to sewing that I don't have a favorite fabric line. They all look wonderful to me!

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  144. Lately, I like contrasting black and white prints with red or yellow.

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  145. I'm loving Hideaway by Moda.

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  146. Very Cute!! My favorite now is Grace by Moda

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  147. I love so many fabrics I see, I haven't really worked out a favorite line yet!

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  148. I love Robert Kaufman Pure Organic (and in general, I like solids and batiks most often).

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  149. I love lots of fabrics, do admire Amy Butler.
    Great giveaway, would love to win this one.
    karraschfarm(at)bigpond(dot)com

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  150. I'm not hooked on any fabric line at the moment, but every thing I think of making are in red and white.
    blogger will not let me use my google account when leaving comments. My comments seems to show as anonymous. If I win you can contakt me at st-lail(at)online(dot)no

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  151. I don't know any fabric ranges.

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  152. I am a follower. Love how your quilt turned out. ANd a quilt with extra meaning is so special.

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  153. My favorite line right now is dilly dally by Me and MY Sister.

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  154. Thank you for this generous giveaway. My top three favs and go-tos are Kansas Troubles, French General, and Sherbet Pips. Yep, my tastes are all over the place :)
    Nancy Sue
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  155. Lovely fabrics. I'm quite liking Alexander Henry's range at the moment especially those Ghastlies.I'm really enjoying finding all these sites today. Thanks so much!

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  156. I've been in love with Nicey Jane for about a year now, and I am still not over it :D Thanks for the chance!

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  157. Kansas troubles are among my favorites... but just today I discovered Barbara Brackman's Morris Tapestry line for Moda. LOVE William Morris. So that's my favorite line.

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  158. and I'm a follower... and also subscribed in my google reader, which I actually use :) (I don't use the "following" thing.)

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  159. I love just wing it for moda. so fun and cheerful!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Ly

    lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

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  160. I love the Sarah Jane line especially the Nicey Jane's.

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  161. I'm a follower now! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  162. I'm a big Moda fan. Love the Hullaballoo line.

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  163. My favorite is 1001 Peeps!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  164. I am really into beach colors right now, teals, corals, yellows

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  165. I love red/aqua fabrics at present! Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  166. My favorite line at the moment is Santuary by Patty Young for Micheal Miller. Thanks for the giveaway! dcdyess289 at yahoo dot com

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