Friday, March 8, 2013

Quilter's Blog Hop Party - And a Giveaway!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways
GIVE-AWAY NOW CLOSED!

A rather momentous occasion happened over on my Facebook page last week - I hit 2500 "likers"!  It was brought to my attention by my Tokyo BFF, and then time got away from me, and I also remembered that I didn't like mentioning when I reach a milestone on the page - because then the number suddenly disappears!!

So when Alyce over at Blossom Heart Quilts told me that the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Giveaway was on, I thought it would be a good opportunity to thank everyone for sticking around with me,  and all the newbies for joining me.  And for reading the huge amount of blabbing that I have done on this blog over the past few years.  I know my blog has changed direction just a little bit of late, with less personal posts and more quilty/crafty posts, but I really love the fact that everyone still reads along and shares their thoughts with me via comments.

As my little thank you, I have a sweet little fat quarter pack of these prints from the "Where The Wind Blows" range by Melly and Me.  I bought them a month or so ago, when I realised that my local quilt store is actually affiliated with Rosalie Quinlan, who just happens to be Melly's sister.  And when I popped back in there this morning to grab something quickly, Melanie (Melly) was in there!  And through the six degrees of separation, I explained to her that I actually know her sister in law, who was my eldest daughter's prep teacher.  Small world.....

Anyway, I digress!  Look at these!

Working on a giveaway!
Aren't they purrrrrdy????

To enter, just leave me a comment telling me what you would use these fq's for!  And followers of my blog can also leave a second comment for an extra entry!

Please make sure you are not a "no-reply blogger" so I can actually contact you in the event that you are the winner!  The winner will be chosen via Random.org.  Competition closes midday March 14th EST (Australia).  International entries welcome!


****  Edited - You will find all participating blogs HERE.

209 comments:

  1. Well I would definately use the white base one in my low volume quilt :)

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  2. I think I'd make another baby quilt. I just made my first and I loved how fast it came together!

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  3. So cute! I'd totally incorporate them in the quilty baby things I'm making to welcome my niece/nephew this summer.

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  4. I'd use them to make something cute and springy for my little girl to wear. So cute!

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  5. And I follow your blog in my Google Reader.

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  6. I'm a follower of course and that is an amazing milestone, congrats! Thanks again for the beautiful dress...no need to enter me in this giveaway, hopefully your winner will live a little closer this time:)

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  7. That fabric is just too yummy for words and I am now addicted to those Japanese X and + blocks and would so use this fabric to make some of them. They are great blocks.
    Hugs
    Patti xxx

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    1. P.S. I am now following you by Email as my computer wouldn't let me follow you any other way. Sorry :-(

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  8. Oh these would look so cute in a pinwheel quilt!

    Congrats on the follower milestone - exciting! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by to see me!

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  10. The pinwheel fabric would be a toddler skirt.
    Following

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  11. I would make a sweet little baby quilt - such a lovely giveaway - thanks!

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  12. They certainly are purdy! I'd use them for a pretty baby quilt. Thanks!

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  13. I think that these would be great fabrics to use in a little girl's bedroom... maybe a pillow case, quilt, or window valence?

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  14. I would make a quilt for my new little niece!

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  15. I have just received the best news, my niece is expecting a baby this year. So it will be made into something for the little one.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  16. thank you for the chance to win they would make for a cute baby quilt

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  17. Those are purdy! I would definitely put them into a quilt, but I'm not sure of the design yet. Thanks for the giveaway

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  18. I'm an ongoing follower by email. Keep those posts headed my way!

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  19. I nice bright tablerunner would be would I would make

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  20. These would be perfect for a baby quilt!

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  21. Oh a bag - they would be perfect for a new bag.

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  22. I think they would make a lovely bag, or zipper pouches

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  23. I follow, thanks for the chance!

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  24. I love to make hexagons out of my fabric to sew up into bags. Thanks for a cute giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  25. I follower too. Happy spring to you.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  26. My granddaughter loves twirly skirt. I'm seeing a patchwork twirly skirt with these fabrics! Thanks for the chance.

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  27. Pretty! I would use it to make my friends liittle girl a cute little spring skirt or dress!

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  28. either in a bag or incorporate them into a fun springy dress for my daughter!

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  29. They would be perfect in a quilt for a baby girl!

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  30. So pretty! Definitely a spring skirt for my soon to be 3 year old.

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  31. I am a new follower on google reader

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  32. What sweet fabrics! Great for a little girls quilt. Love the pinwheels! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. I would make Easter or spring placemats. too cute!

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  34. I've been making lots of mug rugs lately.

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  35. Cute fabric, perfect for the baby quilt I'm planning for one of my best friends, the baby is due in September.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  36. Cute! I would have to hold on to them and wait anxiously for one of my friends or sisters to have a baby girl!

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  37. Gorgeous!!! My fingers are crossed...thanks

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  38. I think they would make a lovely pillow.

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  39. i can definitely see a little girls quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a fantastic draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  40. These are the cutest fabrics. I would love to make a tote bag, or a little quilt for one of my nieces. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  41. i would make a quilt or a skirt for my granddaughter's doll. thanks they are so pretty!

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  42. I think it would make a cute baby quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. I'd make a baby quilt for my newest niece.
    bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

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  44. I would make cushions for my grandchildren if I won these.

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  45. I love making quilts, so these will go to a new quilt. I love the hot air balloons.

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  46. These lovely fabrics would make a great quilt for one of my great nieces. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. I'm a follower - thanks again.

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  48. I would more then likely use them in dolls dresses or maybe a wall hanging....
    Cath

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  49. HAPPY TO FOLLOW-GFC

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  50. HI! MY PASSION IS MAKING BABY QUILTS FOR CHARITY+THAT'S WHAT I'D MAKE IF I WON THIS PRETTY GIVEAWAY! THANKS

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  51. I think I would make a baby quilt with these cute fabrics.

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  52. What sweet fabrics! With a little stash mix, a couple of 2-FQ pattern dresses for my little granddaughter. Lovely give away.

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  53. I love making baby quilts and those fabrics would be perfect. Anytime I know someone with a new baby I love to give them a quilt!

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  54. I would use these in a play quilt for my young niece. Thanks for the chance.

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  55. I would use these in a baby quilt for our church quilt ministry. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. i would put them in a quilt. thanks

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  57. these fabrics are adorable. Hmmmm I think they would make a wonderful skirt for my 2 yr old great neice.

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  58. the fabric is beautiful. I think I would make a bag with it.

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  59. I am a follower by networked blogs

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  60. I would use it to make something for my granddaughters.

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  61. I'm your follower by GFC, Thanks!

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  62. Those fabrics are soooo cute- after I'll hide them and not let anyone touch them? I'll probably make a baby blanket for my little girls :)

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  63. Love them!! I would make a baby quilt! So perfect... now lets hope one of my friends is going to find out they are having a girl!!

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  64. I am a new follower! #100 to be exact!

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  65. A few days ago it was 15 degrees celcius, sunny and spring! But now it's cold again and there is even a bit of snow.....brrr. Those loveley fabrics of yours give me a sping feeling and make me smile!
    I would like to use those fabrics in my tiny baskets quilt, I make it in white and spring/summer colors!Thank you for this great give away!

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  66. What a lovely set of bright-spring-like fabrics - perfect to beat the winter blues away (in London anyways)!!! Holy cow on 2500+ likes on your FB page - that is certainly worth celebrating!

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  67. I think they would make a lovely spring table topper!

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  68. I'd add a little fabric to it and make a "When the Wind Blows" child's quilt, it's lovely. Thanks.

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  69. Hi - great fabrics.... I would make a little bag for my daughter xxx

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  70. I think I would use them in a scrappy baby quilt. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  71. Hi, right now I am in the middle of Easter work so I could use some ot that fabric to finish up. Thanks for taking part in the Hop.

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  72. These fabrics remind me of Spring! I would likely make a Spring themed table runner.

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  73. I think they would make a perfect pinwheel baby quilt.

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  74. I would use them to bake a baby quilt! Two pregnant friends with 3 babies on the way - one of them will be a girl, right?

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  75. I would have to make my daughter something, she is 2 and obsessed with pinwheels.

    Thanks!
    www.watthebobbin.com

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  76. I would make some spring pillow covers.Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize and taking part in the hop.

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  77. These would be wonderful in a lap quilt for senior services!

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  78. Nice fabrics. I'm thinking a spring project.

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  79. Very pretty! I would make some tote bags! thanks

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  80. Not sure what to use them for yet!

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  81. I would make some springy pouches! These fabrics are really neat.

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  82. I would make a little girl quilt, they would be perfect.

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  83. i think i would make a tot bag!

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  84. Oh, these fabrics would work so well in a sweet baby quilt for our local guild's hospital layette project!

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  85. I would make something for my Grangirlie!!! How fun & sweet this fabric is! :)

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  86. I'm a new Follower...thru GFC now too :)

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  87. I would make something for my grand babies, so sweet

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  88. Such a small world, isn't it? Very cool story. I've been wanting to make a banner for my quilting room, and these colors are perfect! Thanks!

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  89. I'm a new follower through GFC. Thanks again!

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  90. I would be torn between a quilt for my daughter and a dress for my daughter. These are such Pretty fabrics I am sure she would just love them either way - I know I would.

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  91. I Think They Would Make A Cute Tote.

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  92. These are adorable fabrics & would go really well on a quilt for my expected great niece.

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  93. My daughter just announced she is expecting in November, this would make a lovely baby girl quilt. They are lovely fabrics, if she has a boy I could give it to the next niece or nephew that has a girl.

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  94. Probably some little clutches. I am having so much fun making them right now that a few more would be even more fun.

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  95. These would make a super cute doll quilt or mini wall hanging! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  96. I have a couple of Melly and Me purse patterns (I love their designs) so I would probably use them for that. I've never seen their fabrics - beautiful! Congratulations on your milestone!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  97. Such great colors for a baby girl quilt I need to make. Many thanks for a very generous giveaway.

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  98. I think these fabrics are fabulous and would look great as pouches! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  99. I'm a new follower via gfc! :)

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  100. I see a Springy table topper with these fabrics.

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  101. That is adorable fabric! I think I would make a baby/lap quilt just to have on hand.

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  102. If I were to win your giveaway, I would definitely use this pretty fabric in a quilt top. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  103. I would use those fabrics to make my grandaughter some spring clothes!

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  104. I am a new follower because you are so cute!

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  105. You know you will go over 2500 followers. Good for you. I need a new quilting project to help chase away the winter blues and those fat quartes are looking really tempting. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and giving all of us, your followers, a chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandt1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  106. I am a new blog follower via email. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  107. Hopping bye to say hello. As I try to escape from old man Winter. I am sure Spring is out their somewhere I just have to find it. I would use those spring fabrics to contribute to the large hot air balloon I want to make so that I can escape winter and perhaps balloon over the other side of the world where Spring and summer are hideing out. Then I shall put them in the hot air balloon with me and bring them back here. So we can all be warm again and have lots of sunshine

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  108. I need a new spring purse!
    susan in PA
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  109. To build in a baby blanket, she is almost here. Thanks for the chance
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  110. I would make adorable little toddler pants, the pattern by Anna Maria Horner. These prints are lovely! How awesome you got to bump into Melly!

    kimberlee

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  111. Following. You're such a cute babbler! LOL

    kimberlee

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  112. Maybe a baby quilt or use bits in several projects. Thanks for the chance!

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  113. I am a new follower with GFC!

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  114. Thanks for chance to win. I would use themm in a quilt.

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  115. I love this material. All I know is I see my 5year old niece's quilt in there. I will heve to go thru my books to pick the right pattern. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  116. I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  117. Since I'm a quilt designer, I'd like to design something just for those fabrics....a wall hanging with hot air balloons, butterflies and flowers against a lovely sky....Sunbonnet Sue in the balloon basket, or lying on a grassy hill watching the balloon. I'm a new follower. Thanks for letting us visit. Come over to Prairie Cottage Corner and have a rest when you get a chance. I'll make you some virtual herb tea and a scone.

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  118. I would use them in a small quilt for our neonatal unit at our local hospital. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  119. I'd use them in a baby quilt I am going to make for a friend who is going to celebrate the arrival of her first grandchild (a daughter).

    Thank you for the chance to win

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  120. 2500 facebook likes, that's just amazing, congratulations. These FQ's are so cute, I would use them for eye candy and to fondle and then perhaps a cute little baby quilt, as baby's seem to be happening around me.

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  121. The woould go in a lap quilt. olney.gail@gmail.com

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  122. I would love to use these to create a mug rug for a friend or a bag for a friend's daughter. They are such lovely colours and would suit both the people I have in mind.

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  123. Wenn ich gewinne, würde ich eine Krabbeldecke für mein erstes Enkelkind nähen

    Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland von
    Marion

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  124. I would put them in baby quilts for charity,

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  125. I thought I was following you before, but Ack! I wasn't, but I am now. :) Thanks for the chance to win. xo

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  126. Ho fun to meet her in person! Those are so cute, I would definitely put them into some kind of baby quilt or some other kind of craft, I think they would make super cute pillow case trimmings, too!

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  127. im making a siblings together charity girly quilt and I think they'd look great as a big kiss block or part of the pieced backing

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  128. I am in the planning stage of a twisted pinwheel quilt for a lady in a nursing home and these would be perfect to use in that quilt

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  129. I will use it for a bag. hugs Alessandra

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  130. Those pretty fabric would make a nice table runner and any left over for mugs rugs.. Just some thought..
    Thanks for the chance.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  131. I would probably make a runner or a bag with those fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  132. I am making a very large, very scrappy quilt and these fabrics would work their way into it! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  133. I would use them in an applique quilt!

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  134. I am planning a picnic quilt. These fabrics would be great!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahooo(dot)com

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  135. I am a new follower via GFC. Glad I found you!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  136. Congrats on so many FB likes!!

    This is an awesome giveaway - I think I'd use the FQs for a 'big girl' quilt for my niece!

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

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  138. I Love the Hot Air Balloon Fabric! We have Hot Air Balloons here! I would make a atable runner if I won these fabrics. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  139. I'd use them to make some bags! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  140. They would be a lovely addition to my meagre stash and would make their way into bee blocks as I participate in a couple.

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  141. These would be a perfect start to my grand daughters big bed quilt:)
    Thanks!

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  142. I definitely need a couple of iPad stands. I think these would be perfect.

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  143. I would use the gorgeous fabrics for a new baby quilt.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  144. I follow via GFC.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  145. I see these in a baby quilt. Lovely giveaway. Thanks.

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  146. Oh I would use them for one of my spring wall hangings! They are great! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  147. They might make a fun wallhanging or bag or table topper. It is nice to meet you Midge- I am a new follower from Edmonton Alberta Canada. Thanks for participating in the hop- Hope that you have had a grand time.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  148. I would love to make a star quilt with a white background and your generous and gorgeous fat quarter pack would be a GREAT start!

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  149. I would make some mug rugs with these pretty fabrics!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  150. I am a new follower
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  151. These are cool. The quilting will need to show movement.

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  152. I'd use the fabric in a quilt I am starting this spring with pink and green as the theme colors.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  153. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  154. I would use the fabric in a quilt for my newest grandchild. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  155. I am a new follower. Congrats on your blog.

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