Wednesday, 25 February 2015

WiP Wednesday: the one with a giveaway!

It's Wednesday and I have very little to report in the way of quilty news but I am pleased to tell you that this month is my Blogversary! Three years ago I started writing about my quilting obsession journey. Some of you have just found me (welcome!) and some have been here since the beginning, either way, I am just so grateful for all of you! This little space on the internet has connected me to a community like I never thought was possible.

I have this little note to myself in my sewing room


"Find your people". I don't know where I heard that, but it resonates with me. When I moved away from my home base (from Nova Scotia to Ottawa) I really got seriously back  into quilting. Once I had my fabric stash built up I was feeling great, but I also needed "my people". Folks who hoard fabric, then cut it up, and then put it back together.  This blog was the missing link! I have met so many wonderful people on-line and now in person. I am so lucky!

(the other note in this pic is to keep me motivated...someday the Pfaff will be mine!)

So, to celebrate all my "people" I dropped into my LQS - the wonderful Patch Halifax - and picked out the special little bundle just for you...


Eight Fat Quarters of delicious! In here we have some Folk Song by Anna Maria Horner, Franklin and Hadley by Denyse Schmidt, Cotton and Steel, Kaffe Fasset Stripes and a Free Spirit Solid. They are all so good! (keep reading to the bottom and I will tell you how to win)

This is a WiP post so I do have some things to share. This past week I have been working on a plus baby quilt. This quilt is a class I am teaching at Patch Halifax. I like sewing along with my students so I have an sample to show techniques on. Here I am getting the quilting done so that can see how diagonal lines work.


I also finally basted this giant star quilt, one more WiP out of the closet!


Now, on to the good stuff...to win the Blogversary FQ Bundle, simply leave a comment on this post. If you would like to share this post in social media land, please feel free to do so and leave me a separate comment for a second chance to win! Mr. Random Generator will pick a winner on Sunday March 1st.

Thanks for being "my people".
Adrienne

Linking up this week with Lee at Freshly Pieced and with the Needle and Thread Network.

156 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary. Thanks for the giveaway. Hopefully the Pfaff will be yours, this time, next year.

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  2. Happy Anniversary!! The concept of hoarding precious fabric, then cutting it up, and sewing it back together is pretty strange, but I love "our" people!

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  3. lovely collection of fabrics... would be happy for them to get posted to Montreal :-)

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  4. Love this blog, your quilts and you! Thank you for being my inspiration to get back into quilting. (Though I think I may well be more fabric obsessed than you now.)

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  5. Happy blogiversary from a fellow fabric hoarder (and cutter, and sewist)! Love the Giant Star, especially. :)

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  6. congrats and thanks for the giveaway

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  7. Congrats Adrienne! "Find your people" I LOVE that! It rings so true to me. Thanks for sharing your journey with us :)

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  8. I love being one of your people. It's been great getting to know you. And thanks for the encouragement to start my own blog. Happy Anniversary!!!

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  9. The quilty gods have been good to us by helping us find each other. You are my people! Happy 3rd Anniversary. Lots more to come. The Pfaff will come too.

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  10. Of course, you know I will share this post on our guild page.

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  11. Happy blogiversary! I love the idea of sewing along with your students when you're teaching a class.

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  12. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the chance to win! I love your blog!

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  13. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the chance to win! I love your blog!

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  14. I have used blogging to 'find my people' as well. I see you live in Chezzetcook. We lived there for 3 years some 28 years ago. I am from Nova Scotia and miss it sometimes. My son lives in Lunenburg though and we visit.

    I always seem to love star quilts.
    I also recently just discovered Patch. I'd like to visit it. Love your fabric selection too.

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  15. Sweet fabrics- you have a good eye. Love the Giant Star quilt- I did one last year and I am itching to do another.

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  16. Great selections of fq! And yes, I feel like I found my people too in the guild.

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  17. Happy Blogaversary and may you have many more fun years sharing with us all in Blogland .

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  18. Happy Bloganniversary. I just found you 6 months ago, but read back really far and I'm happy to have another great blog to read. I live in Northern Ontario - and don't blog - so I feel like I lack quilty people. Gotta work to change that somehow though. In the meantime, I get inspired by great blogs like yours.

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  19. Hi Adrienne! I love checking out your quilts! Happy bloggerversary!

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  20. What fun! Happy Blog-a-versary! I don't get to Halifax vey often, but next time I do, I'll check out Patch Halofax in person!

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  21. Happy blogiversary, Adrienne. I am glad to have found you, and that we are of the same people!

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  22. Happy Bloggiversary Missus.... so glad you're one of my people!

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  23. Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Happy Blogiversary. Your quilts are beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway too. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  25. Happy Blogiversary. Your quilts are beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway too. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  26. Happy Blogiversary. Your quilts are beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway too. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  27. Finding "your people" is so important! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  28. Happy blogoversary! I think a lot of us have found our people through blogs like yours. Your giveaway is wonderful colors and I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. Congrats on your blogaversary. Great way to meet terrific people.

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  30. Happy Anniversary! I love your big star quilt! I want to make one of those myself when I get finished with all the projects I am working on!

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  31. Happy Blogiversary! It is so true, that having a blog enables us to connect with 'our people'.:) Lovely to see what you're working on and follow along!

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  32. Congratulations on your blogoversary! Finding friends who also like to quilt is one of the huge benefits of being part of the quilting community.

    lin.web.28(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Happy blog birthday! I always love checking out your work here. And thanks for all the work you do for MMQG. I had been wondering where the modern quilting people were when I happened upon you all at Patch. hooray!

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  34. I understand about the hoarding and the obsession. I'm a fairly new sewer/quilter and I'm surprised by just obsessed (ahem) dedicated I have become to the craft in such a short time. Congrats on 3 years. I look forward to seeing many more of your projects.

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  35. I love your big star quilt It is on my list to sew. My husband can't understand how we quilters can cut up a good piece of fabric and then sew it back together!! Thanks for the chance to win more fabric to cut up:)

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  36. Hello and congrats on 3 years. 'Find your people' is a great mantra!!

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  37. Happy Anniversary! I too have a plus quilt in my WIP. Just need to attach the binding and it is ready for the little bundle that came 3.5 weeks early ; )

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  38. Thank you for hosting the giveaway! weitay at Gmail dot com

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  39. Congrats on 3 years in the blogging world! I love your note to "find your people". I love to sew, too, but none of my friends share this passion, so I feel very alone. It is only when I'm online and reading blogs that I feel connected to others who love fabric and sewing. You've chosen beautiful fabrics to share!

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  40. I'm so glad I "found my people"! I really enjoy reading the blogs and your quilts are always spectacular. The plus quilt is on my list of things to do! :)

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  41. Congrats on your milestone! I so enjoy the online quilting community -- the sharing, the inspiration, the helpful hints, it's all fantastic!

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  42. Congrats on your 3 yr journey in blog land.

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  43. I came to your blog over a year ago through the Sew Sister's blogathon, and I have enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your projects ever since. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. This would be perfect prize to win.I love to quilt!

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  45. I shared this giveaway on twitter as @CarolynRBarnett

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  46. I shared on facebook as Carolyn Barnett

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  47. Happy blogaversary, and thanks for your inspiring blog! I love your delightful fox quilt, and all of your other creations!

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  48. Congrats!! I'm happy to have found your blog.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  49. Happy blogiversary! Thank you for sharing with us. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  50. Happy Blogiversary!! I am so happy you have a blog, just another reason why I do not need one. :-) Finding your people is what it is all about, I am gald to be part of the circle.

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  51. Happy Anniversary! I am happy to be one of "your people".

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  52. Happy Blogiversary! :) Your Big Star is Awesome!! Looove it! Thanks for chance to win your fun Drawing too! ( I am glad to be one of Your People too!...)

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  53. I saw your Note about the Pfaff straight away and I own the performance 5.0 what a great Machine. My Note would read loved to own a boundle just like that in the picture.
    Schöne Grüße Sylvia

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  54. Happy blogiversary! Love your Giant star quilt too!

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  55. Happy blogiversary. I enjoy following your blog :-)

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  56. Happy Blogiversary! Time flies when you're having fun :)

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  57. Happy anniversary! I love your notes! :-)

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  58. Happy blogiversary! Love the star quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  59. Happy Blogiversary! Love the notes.

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  60. Congrats on your blogiversary! I don't blog but reading blogs and using instagram are really a great way to be part of the quilting community!

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  61. Happy Blogiversary, Happy Blogiversary, Happy Blogiversary, Haaaapppppy Blogiversary :)

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  62. Beautiful quilt! sarah@forrussia.org

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  63. The bundle is beautiful and I love the colors in the star quilt!

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  64. Happy anniversary! That's a gorgeous pile of fabrics you selected. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  65. Happy Anniversary. Celebrate, it's an accomplishment. I do love the fabric of course, who wouldn't.

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  66. Happy Blogversary! So blessed to be part of our awesome guild and to know "our" people!

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  67. Congrats on 3 years :) I have a Giant Star all basted, and it has been for years, just need to get off my duff and quilt it LOL!

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  68. Gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Blogiversary!

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  69. Happy Anniversary. The plus quilt looks great!! :)

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  70. Happy Blogiversary and congrats on finding your people. I found mine 4 years ago when I joined the Modern Quilt Guild.

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  71. Happy blogiversary! I love your note to find your people (although I initially kept trying to figure out what the blue post it said lol) such a terrific bundle and love your plus quilt- I want to see the whole thing!

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  72. Happy anniversary! Great projects and fun colors during this drab winter! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Happy anniversary! Great projects and fun colors during this drab winter! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. Happy anniversary! Great projects and fun colors during this drab winter! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Happy blogiversary, from a fellow Nova Scotian....the fabric you are giving away is gorgeous....

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  76. Happy blogiversary! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway x

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  77. Happy blogiversary From a fellow Canuck living in Australia. Love that bundle!

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  78. Just love your quilts Adrienne! As usual for you though, I read quickly and rarely comment as I'm just as busy as you are!!. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous bundle, I'd love to win.
    carlithequilter at gmail dot com

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  79. "Find Your People". That really resonates with me. I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog! Congrats on the blogiversary!

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  80. ok, just posted to my FB page. thanks for the second chance.
    carlithequilter at gmail dot com

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  81. Congratulations Adrienne! You are always a great inspiration. I wish I could follow one of your courses, your students are very lucky!

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  82. It's always great to find a Canadian blogger!!! I am a new follower but look forward to your future posts! Congratulations on celebrating your anniversary!!

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  83. I shared your giveaway on Twitter and here is the link: https://mobile.twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/571082842928623616

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  84. Congratulations on your three years!!

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  85. I would love to win this bundle! THanks! merryorganic at gmail dot com

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  86. Beautiful fabric and would love to make something with them. Loving your blog.

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  87. Congrats on your anniversary! You will love a Pfaff when it is finally yours. Hope it's soon.

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  88. So very important to find like minded souls. Congrats on three years in blogland! That's a lovely batch of fabric you've put together. Comeon Mr. Random, pleasepickme!! :-)

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  89. Enjoy your blog! Too many bloggers seem to be mainly concentrating on Instagram lately, but I like seeing more than pictures & hearing about the process, WIPs, UFOs, & whatever other quilters are up to. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  90. Happy Blogiversary! Love the giant star - I a small Pfaff (passport 2.0) and I love it to bits!

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  91. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  92. Happy to be one of your people in blogland. Thanks for the opportunity to win. One day I hope to have photos as lovely as yours.

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  93. Love your giant star - looks fantastic. Happy blogiversary! Funny to think we met on 2013 plum & june hop - didn't think it was that long ago!

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  94. Happy blogiversary! Those are some lovely FQs you chose... I'm on a winning streak lately! :)

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  95. Agreed! It is awesome to find like-minded people, even if you only see them on a screen. :)

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  96. Happy Blogaversary! Love the giant star quilt with those pretty fabrics.

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  97. Yay! It makes such an immense difference when you find 'your people' - it's like coming home!! Happy bloggy birthday xx. Thanks for the chance for the GORGEOUS fabrics!!!

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  98. HI Adrienne, I'm Adrianne! Love the blog and fabric colorways, especially that awesome bold floral on top. Id love to win:) adriannebraun at yahoo dot com

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  99. I tweeted about the contest/blog: https://twitter.com/adriannebraun/status/571666944803385344
    adriannebraun at yahoo dot com

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  100. Happy blog anniversary! Love the fabrics and hope I win!!! akronne17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. Happy Blogiversary!
    Love the gorgeous fabrics!
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  102. I shared on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/51158145743367687/

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  103. This would be so fun!
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  104. I just found your blog. Want to first say happy blogversary! I look forward to reading through lots of your old posts. I too am one of those people who hordes fabric and cuts it up to put it back together.....said like that it seems and sounds kinda silly. Lol. But it's nice to meet someone else who understands! lol. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely selection of fabrics!

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  105. Happy blogversary! My soon to be mother in law quilts. I would like to win the fabric bundle to experience working on a project with her.
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com

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  106. share: https://twitter.com/dlw447/status/571727351765065728

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  107. shared on twitter this would be great to win ty for this chance

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  108. Happy 3rd blogiversary Adreinne! I'm so glad to have discovered your blog last year as I enjoy reading about your projects and those of the other members of the MMQG.

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  109. Happy anniversary! Your giant star quilt is gorgeous! Love it!

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  110. Happy Anniversary! I love your blog! I also love the patterns above on the quilt.

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  111. https://twitter.com/laborders2000/status/571787679081336832

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  112. Happy Blogiversary!!! Thanks for a great giveaway.

    traytray2313 at yahoo dot com

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  113. Shared on twitter - https://twitter.com/tattooprincess3/status/571788699798773760

    traytray2313 at yahoo dot com

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  114. Thank you! Watts128 at yahoo dot com

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  115. would love to win. eclairre at ymail dot com

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  116. Thanks for the chance to win

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  117. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/571813897180610560

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  118. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  119. Congratulations on your anniversary. Just found your blog and love it. Your quilts are amazing.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  120. I tweeted about your giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/ncjeepster/status/571836572590460928
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  121. Happy anniversary! I like your little cart (at least it looks like a cart?) in your first picture. What a cute way to store sewing supplies. Thanks for the fat quarter giveaway!

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  122. happy anniversary. I know just the person I would give these to a real live quilt maker. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  123. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary! I always enjoy reading your blog!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  124. Congrats on the blog. Love your posts
    mrsrodjac3 at gmail.com

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  125. Happy Anniversary! thanks for this great giveaway, would love to win this I love sewing

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  126. pinned giveaway

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/71002131601734078/

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  127. Happy anniversary! Great giveaway!

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  128. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. Happy Blogversary

    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

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  130. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/bebeeluv/status/571892201669582849
    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

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  131. Happy anniversary! And what pretty fabric! oooo ahhhh

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  132. Happy Bloganniversary& Happy Quilting !
    Nice colors and pattern in the material you are giving away:) luvs2fishmamaatyah**dotc*m

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  133. Happy blogoversay!! thanks for the giveaway~

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  134. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/265712446741143636/

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  135. https://twitter.com/h_n_b_breyer/status/572114654433951744

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  136. I love your goals. Owning a better machine is also one of mine. Maybe we'll get there one day :-)

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  137. Happy anniversary. Lovely selection of fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Wendy
    WBooth-Boyd@hotmail.com

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  139. Happy Blogversary!! Pretty fabric. :)

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  140. Happy Anniversary! We are currently working on our first quilt and would love to have some extra fabric to choose from!

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  141. I shared on FB ~ https://www.facebook.com/clair.freebie/posts/928112300563046?pnref=story

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