Friday, March 2, 2012

Craftsy BOM and Giveaway!

 If you are stopping over from Craftsy, hello!  If you are a regular reader, I am proud to be a part of Craftsy and Amy Gibson's Block of the Month Blog Tour today!

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Feb 24 - Miss Print
Feb 25 - Hoosier Toni
Feb 27 - Fresh Lemons
Feb 28 - Qubee Quilts
Mar 2  - mon petit lyons
Mar 3  - Mel's Own Place
Mar 7  - Sew Paint Create
Mar 9  - SoChick
Mar 14- Ellison Lane
Mar 16- Old Red Barn Co



Awesome news, Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate at each stop on the Blog Tour, so read the details at the end about entering today's giveaway.

February's Block of the Month are Balkan Puzzle and Chunky Chevron, both made with half square trianges (HST).  Amy shows two different methods to create HST's quickly.  The video format is really nice, especially for people unable to take a live quilting class due to location, budget or schedule.

I was really smitten by this Balkan Puzzle, but desperately need a few pillows in my son's room and decided the Chunky Chevron would be a little more masculine.  So here it is in Riley Blake's Wheels line.





I forgot to take pictures in daylight, so here it is on his bed, as we are packing & I am scrambling to get this updated before I leave!  Excuse the poor lighting.


I think a quilt made of these squares would be really fun!  Big strips of fun fabric, skinny strips of your neutral.  Very cool!



Now, on to the Giveaway:  I will make this super easy, just leave a comment!  If you quilt tell me what quilt you are dying to make next (what fabric or blocks, or whatever), if you don't quilt, tell me what you like to sew, and if you don't sew, tell me what you would do with a $25 gift certificate at Fat Quarter Shop!   I'll leave this open through Sunday, March 4 and announce the winner on Monday.

Best of luck,
Courtney

 


93 comments:

  1. Enjoying discovering new blogs. Hoping to catch up on Amy's Block of the Month once my Boho fabric arrives.

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  2. I have four quilts in progress, a log cabin, pinwheel, stack an whack, and now BOM of Amy's at Craftsy. So much fun and so little time to do it all.

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  3. My next project will be a baby quilt using the new Woodland Tails line. The little deer are so cute!

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  4. I want to do a mariners compass "old style" from templates ( I know, shudder, tremble, hiss:-)

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  5. Thanks for participating! I am doing the Amy BOM and decided to make a lap size quilt in Chunky Chevron-red,yellow and green. Right now I am reclaiming my sewing room, rediscovering my stash and finishing UFO's. Have finally used all my fruit and vrgie marketplace prints in mug rugs, table runners two lap quilts and hot pads.

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  6. I have three applique quilts in progress along with following Amy's BOM. One I'm ready to put together once I buy batting. I will be using for the first time a variegated thread for the quilting.

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  7. I'm pondering making a quilt for my son from Parson Gray's Curious Nature... :) Thanks for the chance!

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  8. I'd love to make the Debonaire Quilt sold at FQS. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  9. I am working on Craftsy BOM. My very first and I am enjoying it immensely. I'm sure I would use the gift to get more wonderful fabrics, maybe from a new designer for me! Thanks!

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  10. What a cute pillow! I signed up for the BOM, but haven't started any of the blocks yet. I'd also love to make the Swoon quilt!

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  11. I have so many quilts on my must-do list. Right now, Elizabeth Hartman's "Sparkle Punch" quilt is at the top of my list.

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  12. I'm currently doing a bed-sized disappearing 9 patch quilt and am participating in the Block of the Month quilt. I'd love to do a whole quilt in the Chunky Chevron square if I had the extra fabric!

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  13. HELLO! I'M WORKING ON A BLUE+WHITE CRIB SIZE QUILT FOR CHARITY-SO FUN! THANKS TO YOU+FQS FOR SHARING!

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  14. I'm a brand new quilter with not much sewing experience. One of my goals for 2012 is to try quilting. I hope I enjoy it as much as other people seem to!

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  15. I'm working on a baby quilt for our first granddaughter using Fly A Kite fabric in mostly greens/aquas (no pinks for the mom). I'm loving the Craftsy BOM w/Amy, so fun and it's my first BOM!

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  16. I just finished a baby quilt for a friend last week but I have another to do for a baby due in early summer; her older kids love to read so I think I'm going to do it in Little Golden Books fabric from Quilting Treasures. I love FQS and could EASILY spend $25 ;>) Thanks for chance to win! Rhonda (marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  17. I am working on Amy's BOM - but want to start an artsy landscape quilt sometime very soon!!

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  18. I am working on several things right now as most quilters do.I am dying to design my own wizard of oz quilt.I am enjoying the tour!

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  19. I have several project in the wings but have purchased Kate Spain's Terrain for a Swoon quilt. Thanks for participating in the tour.

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  20. Beautiful pillow. You did a great job on that. I have to patterns I'm hoping to get started, both from Amanda Murphy. One is the Bejeweled and the other is, I think, Portraits of My Garden.

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  21. My next project is a bed-sized quilt for my daughter. She'll pick the pattern and color scheme. I might be able to convince her to help me piece it.

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  22. I love the pillow, it looks really bold! I'm actually wanting to make something with the chevron blocks from the craftsy class.

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  23. I'm working on a scrappy chevron and cascade. I'm going to try a hidden nine square next and catch up on the Craftsy BOM.

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  24. Great pillow! I'm just waiting to finish some other projects so I can get to Swooning! I've had a stack of fabric ready and waiting for me to get to it...

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  25. I have too many UFO's to start anything new at the moment. I'm currently focusing on 'Tis the Season by Natalie Bird.

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  26. What a great idea of making a pillow! I love it. I am working on my second quilt. I have the quilt top done and I just have to quilt it. That is the scary part for me. The next quilt will be for my daughter and will have machine embroidered flower blocks.

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  27. I'd really love to make a churndash quilt. It has become one of my new favorite blocks.

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  28. right now I want to finish up several quilts - Swoon, sparkle QAL and strippy quilt that's been waiting patiently.

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  29. I would love to start a disapearring 9 patch with Riley Blake's:Scoot

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  30. I am starting a baby quilt using reds and aqua. I have been collecting fabric in these colors and now have the perfect opportunity to use them. Haven't decided on a pattern yet.

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  31. I have this pattern in my head for an octagon quilt. It's simple, using HSTs. Or a log cabin arrangement using 3 values. I don't know which one to do yet. But while I wait for the opportunity to get the fabrics for it, I am working on the craftsy BOM!

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  32. I've just seen a disappearing nine patch for the first time this morning and now I want to make this as well as a chunky chevron quilt. I love that you thought the block repeated block in a larger quilt too!

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  33. I just purchased a pattern for my ereader. I'd love to figure it out and get one made this weekend. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  34. Currently, I have a quilt top in progress using orange fabrics and the snail's trail block. I'm enjoying the impact colour value has in this simple block and the secondary pattern that occurs when the blocks are placed next to one another.

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  35. I am working on Amy Gibson's Craftsy's block of the month, along with other quilts. The next big quilt I want to make is another Blooming Nine Patch. I think it is the prettiest quilt pattern around. Love it! Fun to make, to.

    Thank you for participating in the Blog of the Day. I enjoyed your blog and will continue to read about your comings and goings. Thanks for this giveaway, too!

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  36. I have several projects going at one time. I love to make pillow cases and baby items. I am getting more and more into quilting because my mother is a huge quilter and I have been accompanying her to her weekly quilting session. I like making bags too. So I guess I quilt and sew. The log cabin is my favorite block because of all the ways you can make a quilt!

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  37. I am working on the Craftsy BOM. I am doing this with my mother. It is a great way to spend time together. I have a quilt top out of denium I need to get the back on I hope I can find time this summer.

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  38. I am hankering to get started on a granny square quilt. I am going to make it in the same colors as our granmdmother's afghan, which was unusual I that the smashing was gold, not black.

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  39. I have some Lorax fabric that will be used in my next quilt which I hope to start in a week or so.

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  40. I want to make new pillows for my couch. I love the ones you made.

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  41. I found you through Fresh Lemons........and I love fat quarter shop, very cool fabric for modern quilters!!

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  42. I want to make a quilt of LARGE zig zags! One for my living room, and one for my best friend.

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  43. What sweet a pillow! I just completed 2 quilts and now will work on a design out of 2.5 inch strips.

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  44. I am doing Amy's block of the month on Crafty and watched the March BOM last night. Tonight I am making the two blocks. The string block and the broken spider block. They are my favorites so far. Can't wait to finish them and post them. The fat quarters would be great for these blocks.

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  45. I just finished a lap quilt for my Aunt's 80th birthday - the pattern was a string quilt and it turned out beautifullly. She did not expect this gift and it tickled me pink when she called me long distance to say it arrived (one day before her special day!!)

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  46. Right now I'm looking forward to making a birthday quilt for my niece using some of the adorable Children At Play fabric. She loves anything girly and pink, so I know it will be a hit!

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  47. I'm trying hard to be good and finish a few quilts before starting on something new. Tomorrow will start handquilting feathers, a first for me. It will be a challenge. And, I may pull out a set of blocks and NOT follow directions so can finish it. Then, new projects here I come.

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  48. Your pillow turned out great for your son! The next quilt I'm planning is a log cabin made with Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric!

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  49. I've just started working on cutting out squares to make the Granny Squares Quilt from Blue Elephant Stitches. I love the quilt (and the California Girl fabric collection), so I'd love to win and put the money toward CG yardage when it comes out.

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  50. I am an avid quilter - when not being mom to 4 youngsters! - I need to make another baby quilt and will use the GC for that purpose. Thanks for the chance to win! Shelly

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  51. I love sewing in almost any form as well as other yarn crafts! I am currently hand quilting a tiedye butterfly quilt, piecing a lime square quilt, machine stitching a recycled jeans window quilt and gathering supplies to make more! I also am following this craftsy BOM for the first time and its great!

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  52. I guess I'm more of a quilter, but I do dabble in sewing up other little projects and accessories. I really want to make Bow on Top by It's So Emma. It's just so sweet.

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  53. I would love to make a quilt out of French General fabrics. Okay, a quilt for every line they've done. Hmm... 200 quilts, right? So doable :) I'd also love to make a skirt out of the Half Moon Modern zig zag fabric.

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  54. If I could, I would immediately start a scrappy triangle quilt, but I have three UFOs to finish first :-( Why is starting so much more exciting than finishing?? Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  55. Love the cushion, I need to practice more and these blocks are perfect with Amy's great tutorials.

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  56. I have been doing Amy's block of the month blocks and they are so fun! I am also just getting started on a Lorax quilt - so cute!

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  57. Thank you for being part of the BOM tour. Right now I am working a growth chart for my grandsons.

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  58. Let's see...Just joined BOM at Shabby Fabric : Merry, Merry Snowmen, finishing up queen size quit that I'm quilting by machine ( my very first quit) in the process of sewing together a lap quit called Gumdrops using fabric line: Ruby by Bonnie & Camille and LOVING it!
    Plus taking the free class at Craftsy, too bad I still have to work 30 hrs. a week cause I could use that time to create more.
    To the question what would I do if I won this fabric, teaching my 13 yr. old granddaughter how to sew and she could use it for her first quilt.
    Thank you for the chance to win...Tee

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  59. Thanks so much for sharing! I love learning the new ways to do things and the BOTM is great for that. I'm having lots of fun too!

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  60. I love Rileys Pillow.
    Right now I am quilting a baby blanket for one of my nephews first baby with HST. And my son and I sew and sell civil war shirts, trousers, frock coats and shell jackets. I am putting braid on a shell jacket right now.
    If I won this fabric I would probably make a quilt for one of my great neices or nephews

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  61. Very nice pillow and it is nice to see something for the men. Most of what I see are usually pretty girly. I will be working on some spring wall hangings for my kids houses next.

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  62. I am working on a quilt with Amy Butler fat quarters! The top is done and now its just needs to be quilted.

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  63. OK Courtney, here goes

    Hi Courtney
    I'm not a blogger, so my comments won't register on your webpage. Isn't there some other way that us non-bloggers can contribute except by email? I'm a retired teacher who likes to do many crafty things, including sewing and quilting. I'm following Craftsy's BOM using a variety of batiks. I have so many ideas, as I'm sure many people do, and now I'm working on some pajama bags for my niece's two little ones, age 2 and 4. They like monkeys so they're in the shape of a monkey. I don't have any grandchildren yet, so I have to divert my creative juices to my sister's grandchildren. I like your Spoonflower fabrics. Spoonflower is such a great website with so many creative people contributing. I wish I had the knowledge to do that!

    Rosemary
    nellieduclos@yahoo.com

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  64. I love how your chunky chevron turned out! Right now I'm just trying to catch up with all of the blocks for the Craftsy BOM class before I start on any new quilts. In the meantime, I'm going to cut out a couple of skirts this weekend to stitch up for spring! Thanks for participating in the blog tour :)

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  65. I have lots of quilts on my to-do list. I'd love to make a quilt with some of the beautiful bright fabrics that are out now. I'm also taking several BOM programs, two quilting ones, an applique and an embroidery BOM. What's one more project? hehe.

    Thank you and FQS for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I had kind of drifted away from quilting to make lots of purses and other short-term projects. Now I'm anxious to use one of the patterns I've accumulated over the past few years. I think I'll make a Jelly Girl quilt next, from Fig Tree Quilts. Looks like fun!

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  67. I love your pillow! That is the block I am dying to try! What quilt do I want to do next? More like, what quilt DON'T I want to try! I think I am going to work on a quilt kit that DH gave me for Christmas. It is a wall hanging that will be perfect in my craft room.

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  68. I want to make a scrappy quilt with Christmas fabrics. Love Christmas fabric. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  69. My next quilt will be Impromptu by Rachel Griffith. Thanks for the chance.

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  70. I would love to make a quilt that has applique or paper piecing on it. I love to learn new techniques!

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  71. I'm dying to start Starry-Eyed with the Sweetwater Christmas fabrics. It was a Moda Bakeshop pattern, but of course, have several things going right now that need to be finished first! Thanks for the give away.

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  72. I really want to make a zigzag quilt. I haven't figured out the fabrics yet, but that chunky chevron block is calling me. I never would have thought to make a chunky zigzag but I love it.

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  73. I'm doing Amy's BOM as well. I agree, the video format is great. I've sewn all my life but have only recently started quilting, so the tutorials help me understand quilt construction. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. I'm doing Amy's BOM as well. I agree, the video format is great. I've sewn all my life but have only recently started quilting, so the tutorials help me understand quilt construction. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. I want to make some 30's inspired quilts! I have to finish some other projects prior to getting started - I am working on the Craftsy BOM also!

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  76. I am following along with Amy's BOM on Craftsy. Love the format. Wanted to quilt my whole life and have finally got to starting.

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  77. I want to try a Judy Neimeyer design. I love the movement. But I am enjoying Amy's bom!

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  78. I am wanting to finish my swoon so that I can start on something using Anna Maria Horner's LouLouThi line! Love your block Court!

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  79. I am so ready to start my swoon quilt. Next up, still picking fabric but closer every day.

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  80. I love Amy's BOM. I even got my sisters involved. Next project is to quilt the top I made for my newest grandson.

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  81. I am trying to finish my Swoon quilt in time for our winter - only have 2/9 blocks done so far!

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  82. I am working on Amy's BOM!

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  83. I'm working on a couple quilt-alongs when I finish those I have a FQ bundle of Primitiva calling my name :)

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  84. I just finished a quilt top today and I think my next will be the popular granny square quilt. I pulled fabrics for it already, and I am also doing the BOM at In Color Order. I have lots of projects planned! LOL

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  85. I'm working on a Garden Steps QAL...

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  86. Hey Courtney - love your blog - thanks for joining the craftsy blog hop - I'm making the craftsy bom quilt but I've also got a zig zag quilt that I need to do - I have the strips cut out just need to get it together :)

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  87. I'm dying to get started on a new hst quilt out of some fabric scraps I have. I'm pretty new to hst's and I'm really looking forward to to magic they seem to create!

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  88. I'm a quilter, and I'm dying to make the Swoon quilt! If I won the $25 I'd definitely buy some beautiful fabric to get started!

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  89. I cannot wait to make the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt it is a version of the Cathedral Window quilt. The $25 will help me get the materials for it!

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  90. Love your blog. I'm doing Amy's BOM, another BOM from Sentimental Stitches, a paper-piecing quilt wall hanging, a trash to treasure scrap quilt- I love having different projects so I never get bored! I'm getting EQ7 for my birthday this week and can't wait to experiment with that!

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  91. I love the pillow you made. I recently made a quilt block for a pillow too, just haven't finished it yet. I'm a newbie to quilting so I haven't completed any quilts yet. But I'm in the process of making shirts for my boys. :)

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  92. i am wanting to start a couple of quilts . one using sophie fabric and another using some free spirit fabric. I have been following the BOM with amy but haven't made any of the blocks yet. Hope to get on board soon. Janita

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  93. Wow, great site! and I appreciate finding you here! came over from"mel's own place"! Thanks for the giveaway and for the inspiration

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