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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Preemie Quilt and TWO Giveaways!

Yesterday it dawned on me that our my monthly guild meeting is tomorrow, and that all of my little preemie quilts are due so they can be taken to our local children's hospital.  Last year I donated four little quilts, and I set a personal goal to donate six this year.  Well, yesterday I took a look at my pile and realized that I only had five.  It's a good thing they don't take too long to make once you have a plan.

I put together this little quilt with a bundle of Benartex's Tango fabric line.  I got it earlier this year, and I just haven't gotten around to using it.  These fabrics are so summery and bright, that I knew I needed to go ahead and use them up before fall gets here.


I modified my Unruly pattern for this quilt.  This is such a fun, easy pattern.  I love that it looks like it requires lots of planning for the random look, even though it doesn't.  Since I like to make my preemie quilts 36 inches square, the large 18 inch blocks were perfect for this.  Four blocks...and done!  I really enjoyed making this pattern the first time around with my Amy Butler prints, and I can't believe I haven't made another one since.  I think I'm going to have to do another bigger one soon!


Some wide stripes made for a fast backing, and a scrappy binding finished it off quickly!  Hooray for accomplishing goals.  Here's a recap of all six!


The kind people at Benartex asked if I would like some extra fabric to give away to my lucky readers, and of course I said YES!  So, up for grabs are two bundles of the Tango line, each with 8 prints.  I cut these myself, and without thinking, I cut them into regular quarter yard cuts, rather than fat quarters,  just FYI.


To enter, just leave a comment on this post.  Make sure you leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger.  I'll announce the winner at next week's NTT.  By the way, this giveaway is open to everyone, but if you do not live in the US, I will just ask that you pay the shipping for me.  Good luck to all!

This giveaway has now ended.  Thanks so much to all who entered!

Edited 8/30- I'm linking these preemie quilts up to 100 Quilts for Kids at Quilts in the Queue!





163 comments:

  1. Pretty baby quilts, love the colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  2. Such happy colors! Two new grand babies coming on either side of Christmas!

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  3. All of your quilts are lovely! How generous of you to make a goal of six this year. Thanks!

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  4. so colorful. I enjoy working with fabrics and prints like these during the dreary days of winter, it helps keep my spirits up.

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  5. I love these colors! I love making for charity. Somehow feels more appreciated.
    Deebriese@yahoo.com

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  6. Beautiful quilt and lovely fabric! Thanks for the chance! Pbstrand@msn.com

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  7. Very cheery quilt-great colors in this collection!

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  8. HELLO, Thanks for your blog! This is a beautiful fabric giveaway>Thank YOU!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. Love the latest baby quilt. Might have to make a similar one. So cute!! Jcarlt88@gmail.com

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  10. I love the bright colors! thank you!

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  11. Your premie quilts are adorable! I'm sure they will be much appreciated!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

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  12. Such beautiful, bright fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  13. What a wonderful collection of premie quilts! Any family would enjoy one of these gems.

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  14. Gorgeous quilts and a lovely giveaway thanks.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  15. Oh, I like these! So bright and cheerful. Pick me,pick me!!! Thank you for the chance to win.
    Dmac5958@aol.com

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  16. What a fun quilt! Love those fabrics!

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  17. I had a preemie in January so thank you from all of us preemie parents. My son is doing great now! Love the fabrics and love your blog! Kelsie at scledger dot com

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  18. I like the bright cheery colors in these fabrics!
    renae1225@gmail.com

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  19. A lovely quilt in bright colors!

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  20. Beautiful quilts! Fun fabric give-away! Thanks for chance at winning!

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  21. Beautiful quilts! Thanks for the chance to win. 'Regular' quarter yards will be just fine! Wonderful colors.

    Sewystuff at gmail

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  22. Kelly, I enjoy your blog. Your preemie quilts look great! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Wendy

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  23. That is so cool that you make all these quilts for preemies. I'm inspired!

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  24. I love those preemie quilts! The top middle is my favorite...

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  25. Beautiful quilts and a great giveaway! Thank you!

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  26. Beautiful quilts Kelly and such a lovely thing to do, well done you.
    sue52g@gmail.com

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win. My other email is:celiaambrose@hotmail.com

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  28. Great quilts. Would love to win!

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  29. Ooooh my goodness! What a cute Quilt! Looove it! & the colors are Awesome! Would love to Win some of that fabric for sure! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  30. your donation quilts are awesome! Such love ;)

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  31. Love the colors in the newest baby quilt, it definitely has a happy vibe. Congrats on reaching your goal.

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  32. Beautiful quilts, and great giveaway! Thanks for sharing

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  33. I love these quilts! Such vivid colors, I would love to win these fabrics!

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  34. Love the bright colors. I admire your goals!

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  35. They're so cute! Can't pick a favorite.

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  36. The colors and prints are so fun! Love it. Nice work.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  37. what lovely and yummy colors. it makes me happy just looking at it all. your quilts are fantastic.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  38. The moment I saw your first photo, I wondered what fabrics you used. Then I got really excited that you are planning on giving some away!! woohoo! They make such a happy quilt and one that isn't all pastel and creamy white for babies who are sometimes messy. Heck no, I don't mind that you cut them into regular quarter yards! Thanks for sharing your pattern too!

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  39. The Tango fabrics look great and your quilt is gorgeous - I was a preemie mum and would have been delighted to receive any of your quilts - great project!

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  40. The baby quilt is so pretty! I love these bright fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  41. Very cute quilts and for a good cause.
    Nice giveaway too:)

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  42. I so love these colors. Bright and cheerful! Wonderful

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  43. Your preemie Quilts will mean so much to the recipients, & I especially like this bright Tango quilt! Thank you Kelly, for all your creative inspiration!

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  44. Lovely fabric & so lovely of you to donate.
    chicoquilter@gmail.com

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  45. Love these colors and they make beautiful preemie quilts! Thanks! cakilliany@hotmail.com

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  46. Love your preemie quilts.. and thanks for a chance to win some long quarters... those lovely fabrics would bring some zest to my stash for sure and not remain in my stash long! lol Kathi

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  47. Such pretty little baby quilts - I am sure they brighten up the NICU! Having had a baby in there I know how sterile it can be!

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  48. I love those Tango fabrics! So bright and cheerful!

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  49. Great quilts! They will definitely be appreciated. Thanks for the great giveaway too!

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  50. What a great cause. As a mother of a preemie and special needs child, you don't know what a special gift like this can mean to a family. These will put a smile on someone's face and will be treasured for years.

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  51. The colors are beautiful. Would love to incorperate them into the quilt I am makling for my best friend. She is going to be a first time granddmother and I am making this as a surprise for her daughter. Thank you fro sharing with all of us.

    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  52. Your little quilts are beautiful! And I love the Tango fabrics, bright and cheerful fabrics are my favorite.

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  53. Pretty premie quilts! Thanks for the chance to win the lovely fabrics!
    Ellie
    Elively@indy.rr.com

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  54. Beautiful quilts! This is such a great cause, thank you for sharing with us!

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  55. Very bright and fun colors! Great quilts, thanks for the chance!!

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  56. They're gorgeous! Love the bright colours!
    Thanks for the chance to enter <3

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  57. I love the designs of this fabric. The quilt is so cute.

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  58. Beautiful colors. I love that you give them to the Children's Hospital for the preemies.
    ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win some of that happy fabric! Your little quilts are so cute.

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  60. Such cute and bright quilts! Yes, I would love to win! ccpmcsusmom@att.net

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  61. Those fabrics are gorgeous. Love your blog!

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  62. My granddaughter was a preemie baby. She weighed 1 lbs 6 oz. I am so glad your guild donates those quilts to them. Keep up the good work. Your quilt is lovely. FYI my granddaughter is 11 now and doing wonderful.

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  63. As always, your quilts are gorgeous! Love your fabric choice and patterns!

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  64. As always, your quilts are gorgeous! Love your fabric choice and patterns!

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  65. I've always admired all your quilts. Would love to win this bundle to donate to my Charity Quilt Guild.

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  66. Love the happy spirit of the colors. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  67. I think it is wonderful that you donate quilts. I love that bright fabric, it is so cheery! Very cute!

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  68. Such pretty fabrics, and such a great cause for your baby quilts. robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

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  69. Love the simplicity of your bright little quilt!

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  70. .Beautiful quilt.Those bright fabrics are gorgeous!

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  71. Love the preemie quilts! vrduff@gmail.com

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  72. That is so nice of you! Those quilts will be loved so much by the babies and their families! Thanks for the chance to win ;c) shopgirl7232 at yahoo dot com

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  73. Love your idea of making baby quilts to donate. Nice way for us to use our quilting addition.

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  74. Love love love the Tango fabric!

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  75. One of our guilds does preemie quilts too ; ) very nice. I'd love a bundle. Thanks!

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  76. POP Goes the quilt! I just love the colors in this quilt. You never cease to amaze me. I'm going to buy some of this fabric just in case I don't win. :)

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  77. That's a great bunch of baby quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. love those baby quilts, all so happy.

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  79. These are great colors. Your quilt is adorable. I can't wait to try out these prints on my own piece. :)

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  80. Hey, regular cut quarters will do for me. I am in the process of cutting out the pieces for my great granddaughter a quilt for Halloween, her favorite holiday. These colors would make a great addition to the quilt. Have a blessed day.

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  81. Hey Kelly! Your preemie quilts are so pretty! I can just imagine the parents of these little ones wrapping the quilt around their teeny bodies! So sweet! The Tango line is especially bright and fun!!! Thanks!

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  82. Love your baby quilts, and such a worthy cause. Thanks for the chance to win these fabrics.

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  83. Lovely how great your Unruly pattern looks with all of those yummy fabrics. Some one will surely love it.
    Jane

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  84. Love these rich colors! thanks for the give-away!

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  85. Beautiful baby quilts, Kelly. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  86. The quilts are beautiful! Thank you for the great giveaway. Have a wonderful day!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. These are very summery. With the Pacific Northwest gloomy winter looming, I would be grateful to have some summer arrive in my mailbox. Thanks for the chance.

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  88. What cheerful colors! A boost to both parents and health-care givers, as well as a cozy hug to the baby! julianaellington at gmail dot com

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  89. What cute little quilts and to such a good cause. The Tango line is so bright, thanks for the chance. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  90. You are so organized! That Preemie quilt would have taken me a week to do, because I would have had to find everything! It and the other five quilts are awesome!

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  91. I love making baby quilts. I"m always glad to add another pattern to my favorites. Especially one that can be made in a hurry.

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  92. This fabric is so happy and full of life. I'm sure the quilts you made will be a great comfort to the little babies and their families.

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  93. Cute, cute cute! All your quilts inspire me : )

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  94. Love seeing so many pretty quilts on one page! I especially admire your charity quilting -- the NICU babies and their families need all the love and care we can give.

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  95. Well I thought that I published that comment but it didn't show up. Maybe it is waiting if so delete this one. If not... well your Preemie quilts are beautiful. Love the bright colors. Thanks for the give away chance. Phyllis ptl1957@hotmail.com

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  96. All the quilts are beautiful and I love that you use this gift to benefit others. I'm inspired to do the same myself and I'm nowhere near good as you. I am definitely going to look into this at the hospital on the campus where I work in Michigan. jwhit 218 @aol. com

    Judy in MI

    Usually I'm not anonymous, but something happened to all my Google sign-in stuff and I'm too lazy to figure out how to fix it. I'd rather be sewing...the rest of the stuff I just want to work.

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    1. My husband is going to love that his name showed up. I hate you Google.

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  97. Lovely quilts. So cheerful for a little one. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  98. Beautiful and cheerful fabric.

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  99. Those are fun bright colors!

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  100. Beautiful quilts for a beautiful cause. I make toddler quilts for Cystic Fibrosis and Down Syndrome fundraisers in our town.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  101. Such cheerful fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  102. Such a cute quilt...I think I will try this pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  103. All of those premie quilts are just so cute. I can just imagine how grateful new parents would be to get one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. What great fabric-thanks for the chance to win!
    Some lucky family is going to LOVE that beautiful preemie quilt. So very bright and cheerful.
    jlpfeffer@gmail.com

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  105. Beautiful premie quilt-just like all of he! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  106. Your little quilts are darling! I keep wanting to make some, but don't know if the hospitals in my area use them. Thanks for the reminder to check it out and for the opportunity to win.

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  107. What a cute little baby quilt. I love those bright and cherry fabrics you used. Thanks for the chance to win some of my own and to make a baby quilt for a new baby in our family. Those colors would work for a boy or girl!

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  108. Very colorful quilts, just the way I like them. These quilts will certainly cheer up some families with these so little infants. I am still working on the 2 baby quilts on my to do list.

    tushaythreeatyahoodotcom

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  109. What fun fabrics. The quilt is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway. :-)

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  110. Such a cute quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  111. The baby quilt pattern is lovely and I really like the bright colours and so do babies.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  112. Gosh these prints are colorful. Love them and would be so happy to win. You little quilts are a great idea and wonderful gift to preemie moms.
    xx, Carol

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  113. Love the bright, cheerful colors.

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  114. I'm broadening my fabric choices, I'm tired of civil war. These would make a great addition to the new fabrics and colors in my stash. All of your premie quilts are cute. They will be greatly appreciated. villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  115. You're amazing...making 6 quilts and giving them away! And the colors are just beautiful. I would love one of those bright summery bundles!

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  116. The baby quilt is lovely. I need to make 3 by Chritsmas and that pattern looks perfect. Love the vibrant colors in the giveway. gay.jan57@gmail.com

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  117. Wyat a bright, happy quilt! Love it!
    jacqdun@msn.com

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  118. Love your preemie quilts. Would love to win the fabric!

    hl3smith@yahoo.com

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  119. love the bright colors, such a nice thing donating those preemie quilts, I love the quilt community!

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  120. I love the baby quilt. The colors are so precious. But the back to me is great with the scrappy border added too. I'm really focusing on the backs lately as well. I love it!

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  121. Your quilts are lovely, and for preemies on top of that! I had a preemie 37 years ago and I'm sure some happy mommy & daddy will appreciate your generosity. Your fabric bundles are yummy.

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  122. I would love some of those bright prints. Barbara Winkler, socalqov@aol.com

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  123. I love how bright and cheerful your preemie quilt turned out!! So pretty!
    Thanks for the chance. dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  124. love the bright colors. Thanks!!

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  125. So bright and pretty! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  126. All 6 of the preemie quilts you did this year are absolutely adorable! Love the fabrics used! racingurl7746@yahoo.com

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  127. Hi there Kelley!
    Great work on this lovely little quilts!
    Oooo…I just love 1/4 yard cuts! I've been using my Go! fabric cutter and the 2.5" strip die to churn out a bunch of strips from older stash…your cute bundle would live happily with the pile I have already done!
    Oh, and I live in Canada and am happy to pay the shipping!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline
    snausages22 at yahoo dot CA

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  128. Lovely little quilts!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  129. What fun fabric! Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  130. I love the bright colors! Thanks for the chance to win. ksholes@ureach.com

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  131. Kelly, Thank you for sharing the Unruly pattern. I'm sure a novice like me could follow it:)
    I've been in your predicament too, meeting coming up and usually I crank out a strip quilt. Unruly is so much more interesting tho. Thank you.

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  132. Beautiful quilts! They will be appreciated by the families of the babies. Thank you for the chance to win some fabric,

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  133. Beautiful quilts, fab material. Thank you for offering the chance to win some gorgeous fabric x

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  134. Beautiful preemie quilts! Such a love. Doesn't it feel good to do those quilts we gift to the unknowns. Someway, I wish there was a better word than Charity Quilts!

    Thanks for the pop to win.

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  135. I love the color! Thank you to you and the sponsor for the generous giveaway. Happy stitching!

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  136. What a bute bright baby quilt, just perfect! And a nice giveaway to boot!!

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  137. What a bute bright baby quilt, just perfect! And a nice giveaway to boot!!

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  138. Beautiful colours and prints!!! Perfect for a bright and cheerful baby quilt.

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  139. Lovely quilt; so colorful!!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  140. Oh my gosh, what "happy" fabrics! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  141. Nice bright prints. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  142. Great prints; most of my fabrics are more subtle, so these would be a great addition to my stash.

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  143. I love the bright colors and mixture of colors. The quilt sings!

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  144. Six quilts is a generous goal. Thanks for the chance to win some happy fabric!

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