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Thursday, June 11, 2015

NTT (oops!) and TWO June Giveaways!

Do you ever focus so much on what you have to get done tomorrow that you completely forget the thing you have to do right then?  That seems to be the story of my life right now.  We are so busy running around, getting ready to leave for vacation tomorrow, that I completely forgot about NTT!  I have decided to combine NTT with my June Fabric Deals and giveaways since I was planning to post that before leaving as well.  Two birds, one stone...you know how it goes.

So, let's start off with the fabric news and giveaways!  We'll start out with Shabby Fabrics!  This month, they have several new collections in! 

If you're feeling patriotic, check out Let Freedom Ring by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics.  Or, if you're like me and you like to get a jump start on you holiday sewing, NOW is the time.  All of the new holiday lines are in, like Glisten, Merry Taupe, Holly's Tree Farm, Holiday Magic, and one of my favorites, Evergreen!
Shabby Fabrics is graciously offering a 9 FQ set of Evergreen in the Marshmallow color way.  Aren't they beautiful?  And it looks like they would blend easily with other holiday lines as well (which I always love).


If you haven't heard, Fat Quarter Shop is now offering Aurifil thread boxes in three different weights, and in several color ways.  If you have never used Aurifil thread, you are missing out!  It is super-strong, produces very little lint to clog up your machine, and quilts beautifully.  


Fat Quarter Shop is the sponsor for the second giveaway of the month!  They are giving away a fat quarter bundle of Heather Bailey's Ginger Snap line, in the Pepper color way- gorgeous!


To enter these two giveaways, just leave a comment on this post.  Easy peasy!  I'll use Mr. Random to choose winners next Sunday afternoon (6/21).  Good luck to all!

This giveaway has now ended.  Thanks so much to all who entered.  If you missed out, no worries.  I host sponsor giveaways every month., so be on the lookout in July!

So, let's switch gears and get to this week's NTT, shall we?  Amongst all of the laundry, meeting with the house/pet sitter, cleaning (in preparation for said house/pet sitter), and packing, I had one quilting goal this week- to finish this quilt top.


Remember Country Girl Chic, the camo and hot pink quilt, I made in the spring?  Well, this one is its brother... literally.  Country Girl Chic was for a teen girl who was redecorating her bedroom, and guess what?  Her older brother wants one in camo and orange, and requested a brick pattern for his room.  I have to be honest here.  I am really struggling with this one because the fabrics are NOT my style at all, and unlike Country Girl Chic, the pattern doesn't really help them out.   I had much more fun finishing up my latest Shattered Rainbow Encore quilt.  On the plus side though, the brick pattern went together really quickly.

Last week's party had some real gems, like this rainbow mini, from Heather from Quilts Actually.


or this Medallion Log Cabin from Tanya Quilts in CO-


or this beautiful scrappy purple quilt from Shauna's World!


There were so many lovelies linked up last week!  I can't wait to see what you have going on this week!  Let's party!

1.  You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*Also, note that NTT will be taking a vacation next week!  See you again on June 25th!


153 comments:

  1. I like your camo and orange quilt! Lovely Holiday fabric!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  2. Cameo and orange? It looks like a guy quilt.

    Hope you are able to start the rest and relaxation tomorrow. I always hate the prep for vacation, but I always enjoy it once we get going.

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  3. I like the camo and orange quilt! Great giveaways too! carolann427@aol.com

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  4. Lucky you getting to go on vacation! I've been living through all the posts on Facebook from my friends' vacations, pretending I'm anywhere but working. Lol. Thanks for the giveaways! :)

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  5. Lovely give aways! Thanks for the chance!

    I know how hard it is to get involved in a project that just isn't "you" but I'm sure you will get it done! And the recipient will love it as well!
    Sandy A

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  6. The quilting will make that came quilt! It will be awesome. Enjoy your vacation!

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  7. Love the camo and orange quilt top for the young man; bet it will look wonderful when it is quilted!

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  8. The camo quilt's come up well! I'm with you on forgetfulness, baby brain in full swing for me at the moment.

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  9. I think that the boy will be very happy with the camo quilt. It is hard to work on something when you are not feeling it, but remember that his taste is probably a lot different than yours, therefor, he'll probably love it! Thanks for the giveaways!

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  10. I think he will love his quilt. You did a great job with the prints. Have a fabulous vacation!!!

    -Soma

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  11. Always love a giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  12. Have a wonderful holiday. Great giveaways!

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  13. Beautiful Christmas fabrics! Your camo quilt is great, as all are.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  14. I always love to see your quilts. I really like the brick quilts and you have a knack for selecting the perfect fabrics to enhance and excite the design. Thank you for continuing to share your work with the blog world.
    xx, Carol

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  15. Love the Christmas fabrics!

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  16. Love the Christmas fabrics! And..... can't wait to try out the new Aurifil threads!

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  17. Have fun on vacation. I like the camo quilt. y niece is 27 and would love it also. I just started thinking about Christma and the fabric puts me more in the mood to start sewing for the holidays.

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  18. Lovely quilts and yummy fabric!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  19. Beautiful quilts. Great giveaways. Thank you for the chance.

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  20. I have a Son who loves anything camouflage so the quilt would be ideal! Lovely fabric in the giveaway.
    Aurifil thread on Christmas list! Thanks for the giveaway.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  21. I am doing laundry as I read, so I can pack for our vacation! So much to do to get ready. But I much prefer packing to unpacking. Thanks for the chance to win.

    mindingmomma at aol dot com

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  22. Perfect time to start a Christmas project! Thanks!

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  23. The camo quilt is a great 'guy quilt'! Have a wonderful vacation!

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  24. 2 wonderful giveaways! Thanks so much.

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  25. love the quilts you show and would love to be counted in your give away!

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  26. Sounds like I'm in the same boat you're in, hustling around to get ready for a road trip/business trip. But I don't have any finishes to report this week. You rock! It's funny how making a quilt for someone with a different taste falls outside our comfort zone, eh? I suspect he'll love it.

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  27. Great cammo quilt! Love the bricks. Thanks for the terrific giveaways!

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  28. Great fabric! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a wonderful vacation!

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  29. Always look forward to NTT!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  30. Thank you for great giveaways. It i shard sometimes when we make things for other people and don't really love the fabric or design which we have chosen especially for them, at least they will love it. x

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  31. Good job on the camo quilt-any young man would love this! Have a great vacation!

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  32. Beautiful holiday fabric! Thank you for a chance to win and to get a jump start on holiday projects!

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  33. Love the Evergreen Marshmellow Set

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  34. Oh I would love new Christmas fabric, have a great Vacation!!!

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  35. That's a very boyish quilt - he will be happy even if you are not haha :)

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  36. so much to comment one too LOL. I just started using Aurifil thread and I LOVE it. I wish their color cards were cheaper so it would be easier to order. Christmas fabric has a special place here and I'm always making gifts for friends with it. I love the raindbow mini the most out of the ones posted, it's like a stash buster taht doesn't look like one. Thanks for sharing

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  37. I go on vacation NEXT week, and I'm already a scatter-brain! I think it's called "vacation brain" and you get so focused on being ready for vacation that your short-term memory just takes a holiday! Have a great time on vacation and thanks for the fun giveaways!

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  38. Have fun on your vacation and be safe. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Renragjdatgmaildotcom

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  39. How fun! I love the quilts you shared. I have a son who would love the orange and camo. It's a great quilt.

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  40. Have a great vacation and thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Have fun on vacation. Looking forward to mine in a few weeks.

    hl3smith@yahoo.com

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  42. I kove audition thread. It sews quite nice. Beautiful quilt tops.

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  43. Enjoy your vacation and thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Pretty fabric giveaways and like the fabrics in your quilts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  45. Happy Vaca and thanks for the chance to win these goodies! They are all dreamy! :)

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  46. I love the shattered rainbow quilts - I can see why they are favorites. Enjoy your vacation and thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Enjoy your vacation and thanks for the chance at a give-away!

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  48. Enjoy your vacation and thanks for the chance at a give-away!

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  49. love these fabrics. have a great vacation.

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  50. Love the Evergreen Marshmellow Set. All of your quilts look great!. Great giveaway!

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  51. Wonderful giveaways! Have a great vacation and come back refreshed!
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  52. I just love Christmas fabric, don't you?

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  53. HI love your projects!
    WOW! 2 Giveaways! Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  54. I'm sure the older brother will love his camo/orange quilt - definitely a guy quilt. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. How awesome that her brother wanted a quilt too. It lets you know it will be appreciated. :) Thanks and have a great week!

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  56. Lovel projects! And i especially love the purple quilt.

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  57. Have a fantastic vacation. Love the projects.

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  58. Inspiring quilts!!!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  59. Love looking at these finished projects. Very inspiring! thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  60. I would love to make a Christmas table runner with one of these collections! renae1225@gmail.com

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  61. Kelly, I don't know how you do it! You get so much accomplished, your quilts are gorgeous and you are just too productive of words.

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  62. I'm working with Evergreen right now, and it's really lovely. (I have a jelly roll.) Basic Grey designs the nicest fabric lines. They're so very me!

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  63. Hope you have a fantastic vacation! x

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  64. Hopefully you can relax on your vacation and forget to come home!

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  65. Thank you for the giveaway I love Evergreen!

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  66. Well, my daughter has informed me that she would like a Christmas table runner, so either of these prizes would give me a good start on that. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  67. Have a great vacation and thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Such lovely giveaways! The date of the drawing is my wedding anniversary. I was one lucky girl on that date 29 years ago, so maybe it will work for me again. Fingers crossed!

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  69. Your orange camo top turned out great. Lots of fun giveaways too! Have a wonderful vacation and see you in the internet in a few weeks.

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  70. Your quilts are always great! I'm sure that lucky fellow will love it.

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  71. Ooh, two beautiful lines of fabric! Have a great vacation.

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  72. Gorgeous fabrics to win! And we all know we each NEED more fabric, right?! ;-)

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  73. What a great giveaway. I really need some Christmas fabric and this is beautiful.

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  74. Great quilts and giveaways! I really love the Heather Bailey fabric!

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  75. Love your Quilts! Awesome! Christmas fabrics would be fun to win..and encouragement to get Christmas sewing started! giggle....

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  76. i follow your newsletter. what wonderful eye candy

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  77. Great giveaways, thanks! The camo quilt is cute too!

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  78. Awesome blog. Nice of you to have giveaways. I'll add you to my blog as well.

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  79. Thank you for sharing the chance to win beautiful fabric.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  80. Beautiful fabrics! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  81. This fabric is beautiful! I love/hoard Christmas fabric! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  82. I look forward to starting my vacation too! I work in the office of a high school and the next few weeks are very busy and stressful... it's such a relief to unwind😉

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  83. Oh thanks for the giveaways! I can see how the camo quilt would be hard to work on. My quilting seems to go much faster if I like the pattern and fabrics. But it is what he wants and he will love it! That's what really matter, right?

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  84. Have a great vacation, we'll miss you. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. I love seeing the Christmas fabrics! I have a holiday quilt planned, but probably won't start it for a long while. Thanks for the chance to win, and I hope you have a great vacation!

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  86. Hi there Kelly,
    I just started linking to your NTT posts and hope to be featured one day…when my pics get better!!!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline
    snausages22 at yahoo.CA

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  87. Gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the chance!!
    :o)

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  88. I'm like you... I always start christmas sewing in July...so these would get to my house just about the right time...should I win of course! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Cheri
    fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. I always admire how quickly you get your projects finished! Thanks for the look at new fabrics.

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  90. Have a blast on vacation!!! You are incredibly fast at getting your quilts made...I need to take a page out of your book!! Gorgeous fabrics - thank you so much for the giveaway!!!

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  91. He will love the quilt :) have a great vacation!

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  92. Have fun on your vacation! I can't believe the holiday lines are already out! I better get cracking!

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  93. I am planning on stocking up at the Festival of Quilts, UK, in August and will be looking forn those thread boxes.

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  94. I'm ready for holiday sewing! Have been really wanting to make stockings for this Christmas…better start now!
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  95. I love the new holiday fabrics!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  96. HAVE A GREAT VACATION AND THANKS FOR THE AWESOME GIVEAWAYS

    ERIN2470@HOTMAIL.COM

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  97. Enjoy your vacation, nice guy quilt indeed.

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  98. Awesome giveaway - thanks so much! I just finished a top with Old New 30's by Lecien (I love their stuff) and I took it to the quilt store to pick out backing. It's my second official quilt top - I copied what you did with the log cabin and 4 1/2" strips....except I cut mine 4 inches because I'm stupid and had improvise. The lady at the quilt store said, "I think you did a really nice job." So, I was happy. It's going to be so cute when it's done! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  100. Thanks for the giveaways! I love following your quilting adventures!

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  101. What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  102. These are great fabrics. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  103. Love the Medallion Log Cabin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  104. Have a wonderful vacation! Thank you for the giveaway.
    Dmac5958@aol.com

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  105. Wow, love that EVERGREEN,also the GLISTEN in either Jingle Bell or Silver Bell. Thanks for the
    giveaway,rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. I love the log cabin ! Cool!

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  107. so lovely! thanks for the chance

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  108. Oooooh, I like that brick quilt---really, truly! And thanks for the chance at those sweet fabrics---so delicious.
    slbook(at)aol(dot)com

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  109. Lovely Christmas Fabric. Thank you for the chance.

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  110. No, it can't be...Holiday fabric! Holy Toledo! I don't think I'm done sewing from the last holiday season. Lol

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  111. Enjoy the vacation. I love all the fabric. I want to make that Medallion Quilt.

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  112. Gorgeous quilts, especially like the purple one. Thanks for a fab giveaway.
    iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  113. I like the camo and orange quilt.....

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  114. Beautiful! jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  115. Have a fun and restful vacation!!

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  116. I adore Heather Bailey! Thanks for the great chance to win!

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  117. Awesome giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  118. Wow! I can't even think about Christmas yet, but I know it will be here before I am ready. Thanks for the opportunity

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  119. I know I should start my Christmas sewing now - I am my own worst enemy when it comes to procrastination. Shauna's quilt is swoon-worthy.

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  120. Your camo quilt looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  121. SUCH gorgeous fabrics! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  122. So many pretties! I love how early the Christmas fabrics come out, so we can get started on those gifts!

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  123. I like your brick top. Even though you say that this quilt is not your style, you mixed the colors and motifs beautifully. It's very warm looking.
    Thank you for the generous giveaways. They're beautiful fabrics. And I've never tried Aurifil...

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  124. Thanks for the giveaways! Love your quilts!!

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  125. Inspiring highlights! Happy vacation! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  126. Thanks for sharing. I love the highlighted projects especially the scrappy purple one!

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  127. Your brick quilt is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  128. Thanks for the chance to win the Aurifil and the beautiful fabric!
    ge373519 at gmail.com

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  129. Pretty pretty quilts and pretty fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  130. Thanks for the giveaway! Enjoy that vaca!

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  131. love that fabric combo!
    roseharries_06@hotmail.com

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  132. Kim White June 20, 2015 9:00 am
    Great ideas.

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  133. Thanks for the awesome giveaways! I love the Heather Bailey fabric! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  134. Amazing giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  135. Amazing giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  136. Amazing giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  137. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday.

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