Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway Day!

Happy Monday all!  I'm excited to be participating in Giveaway Day hosted by Sew Mama Sew!  A week long party full of blogger giveaways!

I'm giving away a book and some fabric to one lucky winner!
First up Pat Sloan's "Camera, Colors, Quilts!" book.  This book has 6 patterns ranging from table runners to full sized quilts. 

Pat shares how to evaluate a photo for color and turn those colors into one of her glorious quilts!  

If you're a blogger you're probably already addicted to photography -- this book allows you to meld photography with quilting -- fun, fun!.  Color pictures, great patterns -- you cant go wrong.
And to get a jump start making one of the patterns in the book I have three Fat Quarters to give away with the book!

The top fabric is "Angelica" by Amy Butler in her Cameo Collection -- isn't it pretty ? 
Additionally, there are two shades of "Nouveau Riche" by Hoffman Fabrics -- also very pretty and they go well with the Amy Butler fabric ! 
For a chance to win leave a comment on this post telling me what you like best about quilting.  Is it the piecing, the applique, the quilting, or some other aspect?

For an extra chance to win become a follower and leave me a separate comment letting me know how you decided to follow.

For those of you that already follow -- leave a second comment so you have a 2nd chance to win !!   Followers make the blogging world go-round -- thank you all so much !

This giveaway will be open until Dec. 13, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST and to US addresses only.

If you are a no-reply blogger -- be sure to leave me your email address in your comments.

For those of you waiting for Part 2 of Teardrops of Love - A Needle Turn Tutorial  -- I'll have that post out a little later this week.  I had so much fun this weekend with our grandchildren that I haven't quite finished it.   Thanks for your patience. 

Now, be sure to visit all the other giveaways over at Sew Mama Sew's blog.  

Last I looked there where nearly 200 giveaways of Quilting Supplies (patterns and fabrics) and nearly 100 giveaways of Handmade Items

Have a wonderful week all!
Hugs,
Karen 

197 comments:

  1. My favourite part is appliqué. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  2. I am already a follower. Love your blog and all your projects!

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  3. I love the whole process of quilting! Picking the patterns, the fabric and threads.....yes even the cutting and pressing the seams!!! :)

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  4. I love picking out the fabrics the best.:)

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  5. I am a follower already. What I like most about quilting is finding something I've quilted and gifted being used in a friends or family members home years after I gifted it!

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  6. My favorite part are the machine piecing and then hand stitching the binding. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. I have been following with GFC. Thanks.

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  8. I love to make the blocks the best also love to appliqué.

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  9. I love pulling the fabrics together and then watching the vision I have come to life.

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  10. I love the piecing and seeing it all come together :)

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  11. Forgot to leave a second reply since I am a follower. The Family Tree Pillow is still sitting and waiting for me...it's a winter, after the holiday project!

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  12. I think the hunt for the fabric's after I have chosen a pattern is the most fun for me.

    Thanks for a chance

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  13. My favorite parts are deciding on a pattern, doing the piecing, and sewing on the binding. :)

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  14. I go back and forth with my moods; I guess. lol. I love to hand quilt...but there are times when I have had enough and just head to the sewing room to piece. Choosing colors is my biggest challenge.

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  15. I like the math/geometry of it. Fun to see how many different combinations of primarily squares and triangles there can be, and how color can change them!

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  16. I love the creative outlet quilting provides.

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  17. I love the tradition of quilting. And it goes without saying I do love the sewing and quilting too. My least favorite part is cutting!

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  18. What lovely prizes. Thank you for the chance to win. I love piecing most but I am starting to really get into top stitching or free motion quilting.

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  19. I adore handquilting. I find it so relaxing and beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely prize. I would certainly put it to good use.

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  20. I really like the planning and picking out the fabrics the best. I like all the other parts too except for the cutting.

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  21. My favorite part is applique! Thanks for the chance.

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  22. I don't quilt often, but love it when I do. It's also fabulous to watch how masterfully others turn this craft into a true art.

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  23. New follower via GFC.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  24. My favorite part is looking at fabrics and deciding which ones really sing to me

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  25. My favourite part is quilting...and the binding (that way I know it's coming to an end...and I can start something new!!)
    Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful GA! Love it!
    Paulette

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  26. I am a follow and have been for awhile...WHY?? I LOVE you blog!!
    Paulette

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  27. i actually love every step of the way. it's very relaxing for me.

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  28. I enjoy designing, choosing fabrics, piecing. I'm learning FMQ, so one day I hope to enjoy that too. Thanks.

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  29. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  30. My favorite part of quilting is hand sewing the binding. Love your fabric selections.

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  31. I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Thank you for participating in the giveaway and for offering such wonderful gifts! It's hard to decide what I like best about quilting because I love so much about it. It's great fun to play with fabrics and colors; to choose a pattern; to cut, sew, press seams. I love seeing a quilt come together, especially if it turns out great. My least favorite part of quilting is measuring and sewing on a binding.

    Thanks again for your generous gifts.

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  33. I follow your blog on feedly. I enjoy reading it very much. I honestly can't remember which post attracted my attention to your blog but whichever it was, I'm glad I became a follower. I learn so much from your posts. Thank you!

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  34. My favorite part of quilting is "finishing" a project.

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  35. I REALLY love after the piecing when the rows start getting sewn together, and the quilt gets some weight. I love feeling that and seeing the progress.

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  36. I love the whole process but most of all I love the smile one those who receive them. I love your work, I guess you know that by the FB quilting group.

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  37. I love hand sewing the binding! (Italso means the quilt is nearly done!)

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  38. I'm a new follower but I have secretly been following your blog from where I pinned it on my blog board on pinterest. I discovered your blog when you share your beautiful pillow with the FB Quilting group.

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  39. I'm an inspired follower by way of GFC.

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  40. I love the entire process of quilting. From picking out the fabric to putting the binding on...but I have to say my very favorite part is the smile on a loved ones face when they receive a quilt I made and they LOVE it!!! That moment is priceless! (Beautiful give-away BTW...thanks for the chance to win!) :)

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  41. I enjoy the applique process to completion the best. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! Ilene

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  42. I'm a follower as well! Thanks again! Ilene

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  43. I love putting different prints together because I adore fabric! :-)

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  44. aside from FINISHING I like the designing part, coming up with a design that will work with the fabrics I want to work with.

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  45. I like the piecing, seeing it come together. It's beautiful.

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  46. I think I like selecting the correct fabric to go with the pattern.

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  47. I would like to *learn* to quilt so am trying to gather the supplies to do so. I like the finished product. :)

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  48. I love piecing my quilt tops. I am a new quilter and am getting more comfortable with quilting but I still love picking the fabrics and piecing them together.

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  49. I probably spend more time designing than actual sewing--lol. I love choosing what colors to use, the layout, and the perfect fabrics.

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  50. I love hand quilting the most... and the designing part is fun too... have problems deciding on color so this book should help! Kathi

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  51. I like to piece and applique, and of course to hand sew the binding at the end.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I love the piecing and getting it all together! thanks!

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  53. I follow already w/ GFC Thks again!

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  54. I love the piecing and seeing all the blocks together and the last stage,handsewing the binding, a magical time!

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  55. I am a happy follower by email!

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  56. For me the most fun is the designing and piecing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. I love the piecing the best. Thanks so much for sharing

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  58. I am a happy email follower. Great giveaway

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  59. I love the piecing and seeing it all come together. Next, I like washing to see it get all quilty!

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  60. Choosing fabrics and patterns that I think will best suit the recipient's personality is my favorite part. Right now, I'm making a quilt by request out of baby clothes for my sister in law. That Amy Butler fabric, might finally inspire me to make one for myself. It's gorgeous, but I always seem to sew for others & not myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I love it all- choosing fabrics, piecing, quilting, even binding. Just getting to create with my hands makes me happy.

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  62. I really enjoy binding quilts! It use to be the most dreades thing ever but I have grown to love it!

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  63. My favorite part is the piecing. I love to see it gradually become the quilt.

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  64. I follow you through google friends.

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  65. I like the buying the fabrics for the project and putting the fishing binding on the best of all about quilting.

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  66. Planning the quilt, choosing the fabrics etc.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  67. I love applique...Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  68. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  69. I find the whole process very relaxing. I started the quilting on my first quilt last night though and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was easier than I expected!

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  70. I like piecing and binding my quilts. I especially find binding very relaxing. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. I am one of your followers via Bloglovin.

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  72. I love the satisfaction of having something which is special because I made it. Also always the chance to learn something new.

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  73. i love all ecept cutting fabric. i have severe arthritis in my back and cant stand for very long to cut fabric. my quilts are all hand pieced and hand quilted and donate to charity. i love the hand quilting, to me it is so relaxing. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  74. i follow via email. love this fabric. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  75. i like the finish product all the hard work that comes alive
    conguez@hotmail.com

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  76. I like all the yummy fabrics and deciding on a pattern...then seeing how it all comes together after cutting it all up and sewing it together again!

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  77. I like all of it, but piecing is probably my favorite.

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  78. Although piecing and "designing" a pattern is pretty fun for me, I really like looking at my fabric and picking out colors!

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  79. I love watching the pattern emerge and quilting by hand.

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  80. Piecing is my favorite part of quilting.
    Dana.Cargill@gmail.com

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  81. I like pulling together interesting combos of fabric. It's neat to see if the end result is something amazing

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  82. I began following you on e-mail in the previous blog hop. It's a great way for new quilters to discover blogs!
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  83. I love piecing. I am so ADD, it's good to focus on doing lots of little steps! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. So far I love the piecing best, but am quickly learning to love hand quilting. :)

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  85. I love the piecing of the quilt top. Not so much at quilting of the quilt top.

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  86. I think I love it all, now - especially since I've started spray-basting my quilts! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. My favorite part is searching for the right fabric for the quilt I am making. The second would be finishing the binding!

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  88. I am a follower on bloglovin.

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  89. I follow via email and Bloglovin. Applique is my favorite and challenging part. Trying to make sure everything looks just so. The book will be quite useful as I love to take pictures. The material is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win them. katztoo1 at frontier dot com

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  90. My favorite part of quilting is the piecing. Definitely NOT applique!
    zluttrell at cox dot net

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  91. I love every aspect of quilting. I guess my most favorite...hand sewing the binding on!

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  92. I love everything about quilting. Love seeing a quilt come together. putting it on my long arm and seeing designs come out of the fabric, the binding. Everything. Thanks.

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  93. I know this might sound silly but my favorite part is the binding. The hand sewing at the end is very meditative. Plus it's always a great feeling to be finishing up!

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  94. I love piecing and shopping for the fabric

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  95. I like putting the blocks together, thanks.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  96. I follow you via email.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  97. Piecing the quilt top is my favorite part...as evidenced by my large stack of quilt tops waiting to be quilted LOL.

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  98. Hmm, that's a tricky one, I love all the different aspects...at times I enjoy some aspects more that the others which is why I like to have lots of things on the go - then there is a project for every mood!!!

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  99. And I follow you via bloglovin and google

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  100. Right now, it is free motion quilting.

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  101. I love everything about quilting, but sometimes the most exciting part is when I'm cutting, because that's when I'm making decisions about the design.

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  102. I love the piecing best! I like seeing the design come together.

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  103. Brand new to sewing, have no started quilting (yet!)... so my favorite thing so far is... the anticipation! Thanks for the giveaway, the book looks fab!

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  104. Definitely the piecing - I'm not an innately creative person, but I'm good at math and sewing straight lines! I get a lot of satisfaction at creating something beautiful out of math and straight lines :)

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  105. My favorite is paper piecing, even though I haven't done a lot of it.

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  106. I like figuring out the fabrics best. It gives me a chance to oogle.

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  107. I love the peiceing and having something to give-away at the end. Merry Christmas!
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  108. I like piecing a quilt the best, quilting is the toughest!

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  109. My favorite part of quilting is the piecing.

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  110. I love all of it, but I do love getting the grid paper out and working out something, but in the fabric working I love to stipple.

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  111. My favorite part is picking out the fabric. I've done that a couple of times, but I'm still a beginner and have yet to actually finish a quilt LOL

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  112. Deciding on which fabrics I am going to use in my project and then designing the quilt

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  113. The best thing about quilting is picking out the fabrics and the layout of the blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. I like the cutting aspect..something about it is very soothing.

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  115. I love piecing and putting it together. ksmith8@emich.edu

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  116. I really love paper piecing, it's the funnest thing I've done!

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  117. Also, I just started following you!!

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  118. I love applique but I do love sewing the pieces all together by machine too.

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  119. I haven't done much quilting yet, just a couple potholders, but I do plan to. The thing I like best about sewing in general though, is starting with something not too exciting like fabric and thread (well, that stuff is exciting to me, but you know what I mean) and coming up with a finished product like something you could purchase at the store, but personalized.

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  120. I just made my first quilted project last week and for me it is just the feel of it at the end of the project. The end result is just so soft and plush!

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  121. I really just enjoy the entire process of making and the satisfaction of the result. I really like the photo of the cardinals at the top of your page. Lady Cardinals are so lovely.

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  122. I love the piecing... closely followed by sewing down the binding!

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  123. I love shopping for fabric and then thinking up something to make with them. I like hand quilting too.

    senstrings(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. I love arranging and piecing the fabric...that first step from design to reality!

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  125. I like the piecing. I am a mathematician and the preciseness appeals.

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  126. I love cutting and piecing the best!

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  127. I like the binding the best because it means it's almost done!

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  128. I love the piecing! the combinations are endless

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  129. The piecing is by far my favorite part!

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  130. Piecing is my favorite part. Love seeing the blocks come together. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  131. I am a new follower with RSS Feeds.

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  132. Choosing the color and pattern and seeing it go together! Thanks!

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  133. I like the finished product, but seriously the piecing. Thanks for chance to win.

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  134. I love making something that will hopefully go down in the family

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  135. When I first started quilting, I loved applique. I have since started paper piecing and actually completed a pieced star quilt. Piecing always made me
    nervous, because I was afraid that my seams would not match up. I used my
    1/4 inch foot, and I did allright! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2 at yahoo dot com

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  136. I follow by Bloglovin'.

    wigglypup2 at yahoo dot com

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  137. I find hand stitching a quilt very relaxing.

    Michigan Address ready

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  138. My favorite part is the piecing. Thank you for this great give away! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  139. I like picking the fabrics/patterns. Great giveaway thanks for the chance to participate!
    knittingmad(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  140. new follower via bloglovin.
    knittingmad(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  141. I like giving them away the best.

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  142. What I really love about quilting is finishing one! I enjoy the sewing but when it is done I am so proud that I just made this beautiful quilt. I also enjoy the time I spend on it thinking about the recipient. It adds meaning behind the gift.

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  143. I absolutely LOVE picking out the fabrics for a quilt! I also like using machine applique.

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  144. I follow you with blog lovin.' Happy holidays!

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  145. I like it all, but my favorite part is arranging and rearranging colors and shapes on my design wall. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  146. I love kits! I don't really like choosing fabrics, I just want to get to sewing and when I see something I like, I want it as is! So my fav part is the piecing that isn't too difficult! I like to see a finished project in a few days! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

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  147. I love the piecing best but also love quilting, and seeing the texture develop.
    Thanks, LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  148. I love piecing the most and quilting second. Thanks for the great giveaway

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  149. I love being done and feeling accomplished. ;-)

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  150. I like piecing because it's so exciting to see the design come together!

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  151. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com
    i love the warmth of hand quilting in your lap!

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  152. i like the process of figuring out the pattern, color and fabrics...the rest takes to long.

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  153. I like sorting fabric and the finished product :)

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Thank you for your Sweet comments!