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Thursday, May 29, 2014

My First Pattern and a Giveaway!

I am so thrilled to finally get to reveal my first pattern to you!  This pattern was so much fun to create, even though pattern writing is much more time consuming that I originally gave it credit for.  Please forgive my picture-heavy post in advance.  I just LOVE this quilt and it was such a glorious spring day.  I couldn't seem to stop photographing it.


Another little note on the photo session- I'm pretty sure you all know that I'm a teacher, but I don't know if I've mentioned that I teach in my neighborhood school.  I know that some teachers wouldn't enjoy running into students everywhere they go, but I really love it.  These photos were taken at our neighborhood park, and two of my former students happened to be there.  They jumped at the chance to assist me by holding the edges of the quilt, and they did a splendid job.  They held the quilt perfectly, but still managed to duck behind the quilt to stay out of the photos.  Thanks a bunch ladies!


Did you ever play with paper dolls as a child?  I don't mean paper dolls that you cut out, but the ones that had clothes that you could change by bending the tabs and hanging them on the doll's shoulders? Well, the shape of the blocks in this quilt remind me of the tabs on paper doll clothes, and the retro fabulous prints go right along with that as well, so I decided to name this pattern Paper Doll Dress-Up!


It's difficult to tell in the pictures, but I quilted this in soft pink thread.  I pieced the back with bold stripes using many of the prints in the quilt, and the bright red polkadot binding creates the perfect frame!

 


This quilt was so much fun to put together.  The majority of the fabrics are Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille, and working with their fabrics always put a smile on my face!


The finished quilt measures 64x64 inches (block size 16 inches finished).  Paula at The Sassy Quilter tested the pattern for me and her quilt is gorgeous!  You should definitely hop over and see the pattern in a different color palette!


Now for the giveaway!  I want to give away digital patterns to three readers!  To enter, just leave a comment letting me know what colors you would like to use to make the pattern.  I'll use a random number generator to choose the winners next Wednesday and announce them in next week's Needle and Thread Thursday post.  Just be sure to leave your email address if you're a no-reply blogger.  Good luck!

Paper Doll Dress-Up is for sale on Craftsy, as well as in my Etsy shop.  I hope you'll check it out!

187 comments:

  1. I would,like to use pretty Bonnie and Camille fabrics but use a navy blue background. I love your design and thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  2. Fabulous, I love it! Color-hmmm. Maybe rainbow? I'd have to think about that some more.

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  3. Congrats on publishing your first pattern!! Your quilt is just gorgeous, I love the colors and would love to make it in something similar, it is just such a happy quilt!!

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  4. Since Memorial Day just passed and the 4th of July will be coming up---I am into patriotic right now. So, I think red, white and blue. Love your colors though. If makes me think of spring.

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  5. Congratulations Kelly!! The quilt is just beautiful!! Karen

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  6. Kelly, your pattern and quilt are beautiful! I would love to make a pastel version.

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  7. I love your quilt. I think red and aqua would by my choice

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  8. Lovely quilt and beautiful introduction!
    I'm in the mood to make a quilt in Red, White & Blue. I'm feeling patriotic...

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  9. Love your pattern!!! I would make it with the fat quarter bundle I just got of Shimmer!!! It would be a perfect pair!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your pattern!!!!

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  10. I love the retro look of this pattern, so I think I would use 30s repros for it. But it would also be pretty in reds & greens for Christmas....Oh no! Decisions are not easy for me! :)
    Sandy A

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  11. I would use pinks, purples, yellows and aquas. I think it would be adorable for a little girls room.

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  12. I love your pattern! I have to say that I would use Daydream by Kate Spain!

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  13. I have been collecting oranges and greens and some yellows. I think they would make a lovely quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Lovely pattern! Congratulations. I'm thinking of a soft coral background with scrappy teals, turquoises, aquas and perhaps a pop of lime here and there.

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  15. Love the quilt! Thank you for the chance to win the pattern. I would like to make it in the 30 reproduction fabrics.

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  16. This is absolutely adorable ~ way to go! I'd love to make it using my all time favorite combo of reds, whites and blues. It would be so sweet in 1930s prints, too. Thanks a bunch for the chance to win your pattern! :-D

    my nana maree @ yahoo . com

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  17. Sweet little girls stonehenge would look good in this pattern.

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  18. I would use purple and aqua. Great job on your pattern!

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  19. Awesome pattern, I think I would do it in some bright colors maybe pearl bracelets.

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  20. I'm thrilled that you took so many photos of this quilt - it's awesome, and looks fabulous in all those "Scrumptious" fabrics! I hope you sent pics to Bonnie & Camille so they can see what you've done. This is an amazing pattern - congratulations! I have some blue and yellow prints that would look great with this pattern.

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  21. Wow Kelly! This is wonderful. Love these blocks. I'm thinking in blues with the white background.

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  22. Oh my...thinking April Showers with Navy......or Bobbins & Bits, not settled on background color for sure..... Do loooove your Quilt tho!! Awesome pattern!!

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  23. This quilt would be great in bright 1930's reproduction prints.

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  24. Lovely quilt! I think it'd be pretty with a gray background and purple, turquoise and lime green colors. Or just black and whites with pops of color. Lots of possibilities!

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  25. I love your colors, so it's hard to come up with something original! How about red, teal, and gray? Congratulations on publishing your first pattern, and thanks for the chance to win one!

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  26. I love the soft pastel colors!! Good job on getting your first pattern done!!

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  27. Beautiful quilt Kelly. I would like to challenge myself to make this a quilt one my son could use so I see it with a grey background with bold black and white prints in the blocks!

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  28. I love love love this pattern. I would use purples, blues and aqua greens I am thinking of the new line by Kate Spain called Horizons that is coming out this fall. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Shawn

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  29. I can't believe this is your first pattern! It so gorgeous, bravo!
    I think I might like to try it in yellows and light blues.

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  30. I'm thinking subdued blues and browns, kind of linen-like, would be nice. I just finished a small table topper using those and it looks very modern Japanese.

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  31. Congrats! Such a fun pattern. I'd love to.try it out in pinks and purples with grey background

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  32. I would like to give it a go in all my scrappy fabrics. It is a year of scraps for me. Well done to you on you first pattern.

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  33. Absolutely beautiful!. I would LOVE to make this quilt in 30's repros. What FUN!

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  34. I love this pattern and ALWAYS played with paper dolls as a child of the 50's and 60's. I would use white, cobalt blue and bright coral. Those colors are appealing to me this summer!! my email is vmiwife@verizon.net. I don't have a blog.

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to do this in cobalt/white/coral!

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  36. Love the pattern - I'd make in greens/blues/purples with cream. Thanks.

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  37. I have some Happy Go Lucky I've been saving. It would look great in this pattern! Thanks!

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  38. I would love to see this one in 30's reproduction fabrics. really fun pattern!

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  39. I think I would make Little House On The Prairie paper doll dress up -- with browns, greens, reds, blues and pinks. Beautiful pattern! sarah@forrussia.org

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  40. I think your pattern is gorgeous! I'd use Stephanie Ryan for Moda's Fluerology Fabric. I fell in love with it and have been searching for something to use it on. This pattern fits the bill!

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  41. Love the pattern! I would use Bonnie and Camille's Happy Go Lucky. A fun fabric line that mirrors a fun pattern.

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  42. First congrats on your first pattern! it is lovely. i would pick either Kaffe Fasset or Kate Spain with a rich plain background like aqua or hot pink.
    Thx for chance to win.

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  43. Congrats on getting your first pattern published! It's great! I'm into teals and aquas and blues with a splash of salmon.

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  44. I'd to Christmas red and greens too!

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  45. I would probably use navy grey and a Kelly green! Thanks for the chance!

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  46. I would love to win he pattern! I've got some April showers I've been hoarding that would be perfect!!

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  47. Kelly, your quilt is beautiful! Congrats on your first pattern! I would make this quilt in red, blue and gold.

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  48. not sure what colors, maybe pink and purple.

    paulburega at gmail dot com

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  49. I'm participating in a swap of fabrics by these same fabric designers. We get to choose from several collections so it will be bright, probably pink, green, and perhaps blue. Thanks. This is a lovely quilt!

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  50. popped over from Paula`s blog, quilt looks great, I am always drawn to green and love it with autumnal colours, that would be my choice.

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  51. It's so lovely and unique! I'd make a purple/lavender, sage/green, silver/grey one!

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  52. Congrats on your first pattern! I can only imagine how great it is with your being a teacher. I follow both you and Paula (Sassy Quilter) and hers is adorable, too, I think it would be adorable in bright primary-colored prints. Thanks for your generosity in the giveaway. I'm sure it will be a hit!

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  53. What a super first pattern. Congratulations! I would love to make this in a green, grey and purple combination as that is the colour palette of the room I am decorating at the moment.

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  54. Beautiful pattern and color coordinates. I would love to make mine in the spring colors as well because the pattern is so cheerful. Yellow, orange, reds, the lime green really sets it.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  55. Beautiful job on your pattern congrats! I would love to make this as a Christmas quilt!

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  56. I would like to make your beautiful pattern in Blackbirds Plum Sweet Range.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    sharonzisos@iinet.net.au

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  57. what a gorgeous quilt! I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics too. Hmmm, what colours would I use? I'm not sure... I'm wondering about a dark background but not sure it would work. I think it would look nice in white with just one colour - green? - graduating from light in one corner to dark in the other.

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  58. Very well done. I like your pattern. I am a blue person so for me it would be blue and green.

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  59. Aqua, brown, and red would be the colors I would use for the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. Wonderful pattern! I agree that drafting a pattern takes a lot of time and work. I love Bonnie and Camille's lines so if I won I would use some April Showers for the quilt.

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  61. Yes, I used to dress paper dolls! Congrats on your first quilt. It is beautiful. I think I'd go for a dark background, maybe with blues and yellows.

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  62. Love the pattern and the fabric too! I think Id like to showcase some 30's fabrics I a quilt like this. Maybe some soft lavender and orange. Thanks

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  63. Beautiful!! Congrats on your first patten!! How exciting!!! I'm thinking I may need to get this at some point.... I have some bonnie and Camille scrumptious that would look awesome with this pattern. Congrats again!!

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  64. It is gorgeous! You are such an inspiration...love your colors and creativity! Bonnie and Camille fabric would be my choice...you cannot go wrong with them! Keep the creativity rolling:)

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  65. What a great job! Congrats on the quilt - it really does look wonderful!! I think I would try purple and blue jewel tones with a little teal mixed in. Thanks and congrats on your success!

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  66. Congrats on the pattern looks fantastic! I'm a blue and green person so those are the colors I'd use.

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  67. This is lovely Kelly ...WTG and Congrats! I think it would be so pretty in greens and aquas with maybe a mid to light gray background fabric or print.

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  68. I like the unique design you brought to this pattern - and would probably make it up in grays, greens and blues - must be the park-like setting you used for the photography that inspired my color choices!

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  69. I've got some fat quarters of High Street just waiting for this pattern! And I remember those dress-up dolls so well..

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  70. What a great quilt - I love the colours you used!!

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  71. Congratulations. A beautiful quilt. I can see this pattern made with raspberry and crisp whites.

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  72. I would use happy go lucky! Right now I'm really into navy.

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  73. Beautiful Pattern!!!! I think I would use some of Lecien's Old New 30's!! It's just so pretty:)

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  74. Congrats on a first pattern for Etsy! You're an inspiration! This is a beautiful pattern, too. I have some lime green and soft pink fabrics in my stash that I would love to see in this quilt, but of course anything from Me and My Sisters would rock as well.

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  75. Love the quilt...I also love the colors that you used:)
    hatlevig@integra.net

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  76. I would make it with some of my cowboy and cowgirl fabric!!! Yippie

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  77. Its a beautiful quilt and I have 3 different bundles to work with, Vintage Modern by B & C is my favorite line of all time. My quilt would be in blues or I have Rockin Romance too..

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  78. love the pattern! Not sure what fabrics I would use yet. Maybe something with gray. It looks like it would be a fun project.

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  79. love the pattern! Not sure what fabrics I would use yet. Maybe something with gray. It looks like it would be a fun project.

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  80. A lovely pattern! And I love the display on the railing! Thank you for the give-away!

    eevavalentine@gmail.com

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  81. April Showers fabric would be beautiful in this design. Gorgeous quilt!

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  82. That is a cute pattern! I have some Sweet as Honey fabrics from Art Gallery that would probably look cute in that pattern.

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  83. The quilt is so lovely, as is the pattern. I would use some red, blue and white fabrics.

    Thanks

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  84. Your choice of colors are great. I think I would try variations on pink....for a little girl.

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  85. What fun!! Congrats on your first quilt pattern! Looks lovely. I think I might choose some bright colors such as yellow, pinks, aqua & green. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  86. Beautiful quilt!! Any bright colors would be beautiful!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. I love this and since I'm in the need of a pink baby quilt for a gift I think I would do it in pinks!

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  88. Scrumptious quilt, and yes, I did play with those paper dolls. I'd use Christmas fabrics for your lovely pattern. Thanks for the chance!

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  89. Love the pattern. Would like it in bright colors, like orange, green, yellow.

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  90. Congratulations, Kelly! Beautiful design!

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  91. Oh I love the colors you chose, but I have been wanting to make a quilt in shades of lime, teal and gray and this could be gorgeous in those. Congrats on the new pattern.

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  92. Congrats on your first pattern! I Love it! As far as what colors I'd use to make one---I'd probably do something bright and fun--pinks, yellows, oranges. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  93. Wow - what a gorgeous quilt and wonderful pattern! Love it! Congrats on your 'first' of many, I"m sure.
    I would probably use aqua, pinks, yellows and a deep turquoise.

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  94. Love the pattern! I would use red, aqua and yellow because I have been looking for just the right pattern to combine my favorites and this would be perfect.

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  95. I love this pattern!! It looks great! I would use blues, greens, yellows, and oranges. Thanks for the giveaway! monica21stl at live dot com

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  96. Congratulations on your first pattern! I would love to try it with neutrals and an ecru background.

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  97. Congratulations on your first published pattern! I would like to try this with red, white and blue for the July 4th holiday.

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  98. Congratulations on your pattern being published. Some day I hope to see some of my ideas become a reality. I have many fond memories of the very paper dolls you are talking about. I love running into the students I serve, love getting those hugs. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  99. Love this quilt. Right away I thought I could have fun making this in Christmas fabrics!

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  100. How exciting to have your first pattern! I love the colors in your quilt. I most likely will use similar colors with scraps from my stash. Enjoy your summer and I know you will have more quilts to work on. Thanks for the chance to win. My regular email is: celiaambrose@hotmail.com

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  101. Would love to do this in 1930 reproductions. Think it would lovely. Thank you for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize sascott4@hotmail.com

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  102. I would like to make this in batik jewel tones.

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  103. I'm thinking I'd go with turquoise, navy, and warm colors.

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  104. I think this quilt would be lovely in blues and whites.

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  105. Hi Kelly!
    I love your pattern. It is very reminiscent of playing with dolls on a summer day. I just love B & C's fabric lines, have you seen Miss Kate yet?
    I would make it using my large collection(hoarded!) 1930's reproduction prints!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
    PS: I invite you to come on over and have a look at my new blog, Quilt, sew happy!
    quilt-sewhappy.blogspot.ca

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  106. i would like to make this with red and aqua prints and white background, maybe copy your polka dot binding.

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  107. I'd use aqua, gray, and coral I think.

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  108. I remember those paper dolls well!! I think I would like to see this in yellow, orange, and red, with some green, to match my beautiful tulips I enjoyed for a couple days before some critter or other ate all the blooms right off the stems!! :(

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  109. Great finish Kelly! You did such a fabulous job on this!

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  110. Lovely quilt Kelly. I just love your colours and would not change a thing really. Thanks for this chance and good luck with your pattern. It is a winner for sure.

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  111. Kelly your quilt is gorgeous and Paula's one is as well actually. If it is FQ friendly I have a bundle of blue/purple which would be perfect with this patterm. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. How pretty. I love the colors that you have used in your quilt!

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  113. absolutely beautiful quilt, kelly! and such a unique, fun pattern. it really stands out from so many offerings out there. congratultions!

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  114. Great kwilt! Not sure of colors...would bust some stash!

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  115. Love your new pattern Kelly! I would use soft colour way with greens, pinks, yellows creams from my stash!

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  116. Oh, your quilt is lovely! I'd like to try it in blues and yellows!

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  117. I would go scrappy and unexpected of course! Great quilt!

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  118. I'd love to see this in red, white and blue....maybe in Grant Park?? The pattern is cute, I love the name too!

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  119. Thirties prints would be fantastic for this quilt!!

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  120. I have some of the scrumptious fabric and I love this pattern for it, beautiful!

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  121. Kelly- I LOVE this pattern!!!
    You did a great job designing it, well done! I bet it was hard waiting till you could show us :)
    I've already changed my mind 3 times about what colours I'd use in this one.....but it makes me think of a beautiful tile floor so I would make it in navy, aqua and yellow.

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  122. Your quilt pattern is beautiful and I love the lakeside location which picks up the lovely greens beautifully. you must be so thrilled to complete this

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  123. Loving this quilt, Kelly! I'd like to try it in turquoise. I think it would be striking.

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  124. Is love blues and greens so that would be my first thought. With all the beautiful fabrics available, it's hard to say. Thanks

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  125. This is such a pretty pattern. I have some "Chance of Flowers" I'd love to use.

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  126. I am expanding my horizons and would try using lower volume background fabrics with solids or tone on tone colors. Love this pattern and Congratulations to you on your first pattern.

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  127. Wow, great job on your first pattern. I love the happy colors you used. I have had my eye on some fabric in torquis ( can't spell) and soft oranges that I have resisted buying for lack of a pattern. I think this pattern would be great using them with a white background.
    When you mentioned the tabs of paper dolls I immediately said, "Yes it does look like those tabs." I used to cut those tabs off a lot, accidentally. Good thing there are rotary cutters today or I would not quilt. LOL. Thanks for the give away opportunity.

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  128. Congrats on your first pattern, it is wonderful. I love the colors you used, and would enjoy doing the same, but I think also it would be a fun red, white and blue themed quilt.

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  129. Congratulations, it's beautiful! And I love love love the scrumptious fabrics with it. It's just perfect. I think this would look adorable in modern holiday colors, like red and aqua (think Aspen Frost fabrics). The pattern would almost look like giant holiday ornaments!

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  130. I love using all colors but think this would be so pretty in yellows/grays!

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  131. Wow, this is pretty! I would like to use the same colorways in one!

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  132. CONGRATS! I would make this up using my bucket of 30's fabrics!!!

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  133. I'd use reds, greens, and yellows. Very pretty!

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  134. I would use black, white and yellow. Beautiful quilt

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  135. I love the colors of your quilt! Linda. slmne5@Yahoo.com

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  136. Beautiful quilt! I would use pink and green. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  137. Beautiful quilt! I would use pink and green. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  138. Your wonderful quilt colors remind me of rainbow sherbert. Light and airy as well as tatsty. Thank you for this chance

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  139. A new line, Miss Kate, is due from Bonnie and Camille soon. I love the colors of this line -- navy, cherry red, coral, chartreuse. I could definitely envision your design in those colors!

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  140. I'd make this quilt in 30's fabrics. It's a lovely pattern.

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  141. I really love your new pattern! Any fabric with purple in it would work for me. Ansonia, maybe?
    k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  142. Oh this is wonderful Kelly, I love it!! I would like to use Miss Kate!

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  143. This is beautiful! I have been collecting fabrics for weeks now, and cannot decide on a pattern. When I opened your email, I thought, "that's it!" I just love the way the crosses are scattered throughout and how the white really makes them pop. I would love to be the winner of one of the patterns in your giveaway! Thanks for the great pictures -- it's never too many when the quilt is a pretty as the day!

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  144. From Diana, Sewing in Texas, Such a gorgeous, eye-catching quilt design!!! I just recently started following quilt blogs and I find your designs to be #1 on my all time favorite quilt blogs!!! Your color choices and pattern designs are so inspiring!! I've been making baby quilts for about 10 years and just now getting the courage to make my first queen size quilt. It is now on my design wall waiting for the blocks to be stitched together. I love your creative, free spirit designs that always look so unique, but not so intimidating and complex to make. Just simply beautiful like your new Paper Doll Pattern. Thanks for your inspirations!!!

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  145. Love your quilt. Pretty colors. Looks really summery. I think I would like to make this quilt using the same fabrics that you have used. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  146. I love your quilt!!! I want to make one exactly like it....really. Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures.
    Kathi

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  147. Beautiful job on your first quilt pattern, Kelly! I'd like to use patriotic colors, and then make another one in aqua's and reds.
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  148. I love the fabrics you used and it would be so fun to see it in red, black and white too!

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  149. I love the colors you used, but I might try using bright polka dots. It would make a great kids quilt. You did a fabulous job with your first pattern.

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  150. Your quilt is georgous, do you think a fairly new quilter could make this? I think it would be very pretty in teals, browns, and a pink to make it pop. I too would have a white back ground. Thank you for the give away of your pattern. Hope I'm lucky

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  151. To echo a few others I'd try it in similar colours to your choice. Great pattern. Well done on your pattern and thanks for a chance to win :)

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  152. I love the fabrics you used and I'd be torn between Scrumptious and Kate Spain's Sunnyside. I'd probably go fro Sunnyside as it's bright and cheerful but restful with it.

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  153. Kelly...Congratulations on designing your first pattern. It's wonderful...I love any of Bonnie and Camille's fabric lines...also Fig Tree's fabrics and 30's fabrics would be fabulous. Thanks for the chance...happy stitching, Pauline

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  154. I've been dying to make a quilt in red and aqua.

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  155. Congratulations on your first pattern! I have some bright fabrics in my stash just waiting to be used, so would probably use them up on this fun quilt. Would be a great picnic quilt.
    Thanks for bringing up the paper dolls.....I used to love going to my Grammie's where she would save her McCall's magazines for me to enjoy the Betsy McCall paper dolls.

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  156. This is a really nice pattern. I think it would look in blues and greens.

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  157. Love this pattern would make it with a country feel maybe a tan background with Burgundy and forest green scraps

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  158. Gorgeous pattern!! Loved paper dolls when I was little!! I used to hate when the tabs would get torn off!
    I've been wanting to do a quilt in white/yellow and 2 shades of gray. Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful pattern!!

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  159. Congrats on a great quilt pattern! Looks great with such happy fabrics.

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  160. Cute pattern. I would make this in ... maybe reds and turquoise... or how about pretty spring colors? or maybe in icy blues with a touch of grey? I can see this quilt in a lot of different colors.

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  161. Congratulations on your first pattern! It's so pretty!
    Color-wise, I think it would be lovely in the navy and brights of Miss Kate, or in a monochromatic lime/mint/teal with gray combo.
    Although, honestly, I'd probably end up making it in whatever color palette one of my kids chose--it's the summer of "I am FINALLY making each of you a quilt NO MATTER WHAT." Thankfully, they have good eyes for color, so I'm sure it would turn out lovely. Probably some sort of turquoise or emerald theme.

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  162. Colors -- I see flowers, spring flowers, with the green and white, I'd use spring flower colors, the more the better. This looks like a fun pattern to make.

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  163. I can easily envision your quilt pattern with bright, bold colors on a black background! Congrats on your pattern finish!

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  164. I LOVE big blocks like this, the quilt goes together so quick. Lately I have been drawn to low volume quilts with punches of bright (orange, hot pink etc...) colors.
    Good luck in your pattern designing adventures!

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  165. An absolutely beautiful quilt. Love the design and colors.

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  166. Congrats on the pattern and thanks for popping over to my blog for Marelize's Anything Goes Monday Linky. I actually love the colours you chose...not sure what I would use, probably something bright, floral and Spring inspired.

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  167. I would probably use blues, purples and greys.

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  168. Congrats on your first pattern Kelly!! It's so lovely! I would maybe do pinks, greys and yellows! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  169. Kelly, this is such a great pattern!! Congrats on getting your first pattern complete, I know how exciting/nerve wracking that is :) I also think it would look great in pretty much any color combination, really great quilt!
    Amanda

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  170. Lovely quilt. Good choice to launch your pattern making. I would make it in blue yellow and green ... my personal favorites. Thanks for the chance to win. May you have the best of success ... :) Pat

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  171. I am turning into an Aqua color lover. The color just jumps out at me all the time. Maybe with some yellow. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  172. I like lilac, and violet also with yellow. Maybe I just love the yellow.
    Thanks

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  173. Great pattern! I would use plum, orange and a butter!

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  174. I really like your pattern, I think I would use 30's repo fabrics, as the paper dolls I played with were my mom's from that era.( I think)

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  175. I've just found you through Richard and Tanya Quilts blog. Your quilt is just gorgeous. I would make this with some of my beautiful Scrumptious fabrics. Congratulations on your pattern, Kelly.

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  176. Your quilt is beautiful. Congrats on you first pattern. I can't imagine what it would be like to write a pattern. As far as colors your colors are pretty much what I would use. I'm sure a seond quilt is calling so maybe some different colors then (maybe). Thanks for the giveaway.
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  177. Congratulations on your pattern - it is beautiful! I would use teal, red and white - perhaps something along the lines of Riley Blake's Twice as Nice!

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  178. I love the colors you chose Kelly! Congrats on the new pattern. I think I would make my version from a fat quarter stack of Amy Butler fabrics I have lying around--or Patriotic red, white and blue--I'm in that mood!

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  179. I can see so many possibilities for colors on this quilt. Maybe brights on black? I don't know, I like the white so well, but want to try something different. I love the pattern so well though, I think it would be fun to play with colorful backgrounds.

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  180. So pretty. I'd make it in blues, greens & purples

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  181. I am laughing out loud over the number of responses you received Kelly - i guess you can tell people love your Paper Doll Dress Up pattern! If I made one, I would like to use Raspberry lemonade colors and I have just the fabrics for it!

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  182. I love your quilt and my sister and I spent hours dressing our paper dolls too! All of that careful cutting and sometimes punching out... so fun.

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