Monday, May 23, 2011

Last Market Giveaway and I Sewed...


Hi Everyone,

Yep, it's true I have run out of Sample Spree goodies to give away. So here is our last one a fat eighth pack of Ruby. I love Ruby but I didn't think it fit with the aesthetic of my shop so I did not buy it to sell. That doesn't mean I don't love it but it was one of the hard decisions I had to make while at Market. Rules at the end of the post.

I had the good fortune to be able to buy some brand new designers that I think are going to rock everyone's socks. I already introduced you to Marisa and Meet The Gang.  Now let me introduce you to Thomas Knaur and Pear Tree.

I met Thomas because my friend Sally and he are Twitter friends. Actually, that is how I met a lot of people Sally gets around (don't take that wrong Sally :) )  I am pretty certain she knew everyone there. Sally wanted to see Thomas' new fabric line with Andover so she came to my appointment with me. The minute I saw Pear Tree I knew I had to have it... and as luck would have it Thomas came into the booth just as I was finishing up my appointment so Sally and I took pictures with him (remember I said I hadn't had any sleep, check out the bags under my eyes)


Thomas started sewing for his daughter and took his show on the road with etsy he is Waycoolkid. Love his style so much! I wish I had a little one to dress still. Go see Pear Tree on my coming soon page.

Yesterday, I finally took an hour or two for myself and whipped up this little quilt:


This was a super fast and easy pattern (I tweeked it a little) it only took me a couple hours to get the top done. The original pattern has applique but I didn't think it fit with the medallions so I left it off. This will be a free pattern included in my first newsletter which I will have out by the end of the month.

I am on call for jury duty this week (yuck) wish me luck.

Rules for the giveaway:

1. Leave a comment about what your favorite colorway of Pear Tree is.
2. Become a follower and comment that you did or let me know that you already are.

Giveaway is open until next Monday, May 30th at midnight PST.

252 comments:

  1. I like the pink colorway of pear tree - super cute.

    Excited about this bundle, would love to win it and take it off your hands for you ;-)

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  2. I like Azure the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Tough choice but I think the azure colourway is my favourite and I think the line is lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I love your quilt!!!!!!!! It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bush is my favorite colorway in Pear Tree =D

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  5. Following already. I am a court reporter in Providence Superior Court so I know what you're going thru with jury duty! I hope you have fun doing your civic duty! :-)

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  6. I have said this before, but I will say it again... I love Pear Tree in Blush LOL. Good luck with the Jury duty, I have never been asked to do that but I have been in Court many times..... NO!!!!! not because I committed a crime silly, I use to work for Solicitors years and years ago and had to go to Crown Court to assist the Barristers. Loved it. You will be okay as long as it isn't a boring case.....

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  7. I am one of you happy followers :)

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  8. mky fav colorway for pare tree is azure

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  9. I am a follower of your blog

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  10. Sweet Pea is calling to me. :)

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  11. What a great top. Good luck with jury duty! I am drawn to the blush line but I would more than likely buy something from the azure line - to "go" with more things.

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  12. I like the Sweet Pea color way.

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  13. I am normally drawn to the pinks, but I love this teal color. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  14. the Sweet Pea colorway is my favorite!

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  15. Definitely the blush colorway for me. I like the pinks with the touch of green.

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  16. omg I die! That quilt is fantastically beautiful! I love that fabric I have some waiting for me actually! :) My fave is the yellow/green Pear Tree!

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  17. Of course I am a follower! :)

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  18. I would have to say that Azure is my favorite colourway - so pretty!

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  19. I am already a follower! Thanks for the fun!!

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  20. My favorite colorway of pear tree is the blue, but they are all wonderful.

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  21. I am a follower of your wonderful blog. I love giveaways!

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  22. I love all 3 colorways but the green & yellow is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  23. i am your follower. Love the pink & grey quilt!

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  24. My favorite colorway of Pear Tree is the blue one.

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  25. I am a follower

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  26. I love the Azure colorway. Gorgeous fabrics.

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  27. I really like the green colorway the best. The others are nice, but the green speaks to me.

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  28. I am already a follower. Love the quilt you made. The fabric is stunning.

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  29. Can't believe you "just whipped up" that quilt! WOW!!! Gorgeous!

    As for Pear Tree, LOVE azure!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  30. my fav color of pear tree is green

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  31. That pear tree fabric is great! I wonder how you manage to find such pretty things that I haven't seen before? I loved all the colorways, but azure is my first choice.

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  32. I like Azure the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I am a follower and I am drooling over your giveaway. Your quilt is really cute too.

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  34. I really like Sweet Pea! Thanks again.

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  35. I love the azure! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I'm already a follower! So many!

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  37. I am torn between Sweet Pea & Azure! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Hi Jewel I have to say I love the green colors of the pear..they are all yummy

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  39. Oh I have been a follower.....

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  40. Blush! Blush! Blush!
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  41. love the green....thanks for a chance to win

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  42. I'm a follower....thanks for a chance to win

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  43. I'm already a follower! Good luck with Jury Duty!

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  44. I usually don't even think about the answer to questions like this. My automatic answer is always blue (or in this case it would be azure). However, the Blush colorway has stolen my heart.

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  45. I am a follower. I receive your updates by email.

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  46. I love the green sweet pea :) thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. Hi!
    My favourite color is blush! Thank you for that great giveaway!
    Greetings
    Maribel
    MaribelB(at)web(dot)de

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  48. I follow you! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  49. Azure! That one is my favorite Pear Tree colorway.
    Thanks for giving away Ruby, she's just lovely.

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  50. I like the sweet pea colorway!

    zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

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  51. I can't choose between the blue and the green colorways! Both are so beautiful!!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. I'm following your blog!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. Love the blue and yellow combination.

    Billie in TX

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  54. Okay when you get a chance to breathe - I want that pattern, just the way you made it!! You are so amazing! Hope you get out of jury duty or else that it is a short obligation!

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  55. I love all the colorways! But if pushed I would say azure is my favorite.

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  56. I'm a follower - good luck with jury duty!

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  57. I think I like Azure best, although all three are gorgeous!

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  58. ...and I'm already a follower!!

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  59. My favorite colorway of Pear Tree is the Pink! I'm a pink loving girl!!

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  60. Sweet Pea for me. Thx for the chance to win.

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  61. Azure is my favorite. Thanks for all the giveaways!

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  62. I'm already a follower, both here and on my reader.

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  63. I'm already a follower and I love Sweet Pear Tree, all those lovely greens are just yummy!

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  64. I am a long-time follower of your blog!

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  65. Pear Tree colorway for sure!

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  66. I'm your follower. Love Ruby!

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  67. I've been eyeing that Pear Tree line! I love the pink the best. But the green is dreamy too.

    Love the quilt you whipped up!

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  68. I'm a follower. Good luck on jury duty. Think of it as an excuse to get some handwork done!

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  69. I like the Blush but the Azure is calling my name, too.

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  70. i really like the citrus-ness of the green colorway!

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  71. My favorite? Blush. That was a no-brainer. Been lusting after it for a while.

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  72. I see Thomas has one of those Aneela tattoos too! Looks like you had such a fun time at Market!

    As for the Pear Tree, mmmm, they are all so pretty, but if I had to choose just one I'd probably pick the Azure colorway, since blue is my favorite color.

    Hope you don't have to report for jury duty!

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  73. Oh yeah, I'm a follower too! Can't wait to see the first newsletter! I love how you used the medallion on that quilt.

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  74. I normally go for pinks, but Azure is just so lovely, I would choose it.
    I love the fabrics in this giveaway, and have the perfect project if I am lucky enough to win. :)

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  75. I am already one of your followers. :)

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  76. All the colors of Pear Tree are grand, but my favorite is azure. Love to follow you!

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  77. Azure is to die for, love the Sweet Pea option too though.

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  78. I'm already a follower of your blog.

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  79. My favourite color at PearTree is definitely the green. So cool!

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  80. I am already a follower of your blog.

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  81. My favorite colorway would have to be the azure. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  82. I love the Blush colorway!

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  83. Great quilt. I love the pink colourway of Pear Tree. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  84. Blush pear tree is fabulous!
    Wow you have had a great week of giveaways! Thanks.

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  85. They're all gorgeous, but the green is my favorite colorway. y

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  86. Pear Tree would be lovely fabric in any quilt--the pink colorway is my favorite. Thomas is surely talented! Thanks for your giveaways--everyone can use a treat now and then :).

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  87. My favorite Pear Tree colorway is azure and second is sweetpea. Thanks for the giveaway as like Ruby.

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  88. I saw this line on another blog yesterday and vowed to get as much as my pocket will allow!! Azure OR Sweet Pea are my faves, I cannot choose between the two, nope, no can do, tooooo hard. Thanks for the chance!

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  89. I like all three colorways, but blush and sweet pea are my favorites.

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  90. I love the sweet pea and azure!

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  91. My favorite is SWEAT PEA ! thanks for the chance to win ; good luck on jury duty (yick) and I LOVE your quilt top !

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  92. Another fabulous giveaway, thank you!
    I love Thomas's fabric collection in all of the colour ways but I think my favourite has to be Azure.
    Good luck for jury duty!

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  93. The sweet pea is my favorite.

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  94. Hi i love all the colours but i think my favourite colourway is the blue,thankyou

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  95. Hello again i am a new follower,thankyou for a chance to win this beautiful prize

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  96. oh im torn betwee an sweet pea and the arure blue... cute fabrics!!!

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  97. happily following your blog!! and store.. ha!

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  98. Bummer you're not going to carry Ruby, but I love the Sweet Pea colorway! How cool you got to meet so many new people :)

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  99. I'm already a follower and love following :)

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  100. Love all three but leaning towards the blush (must be my one year old daughters influence).

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  101. Definitely the pink colorway.

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  102. OH MY!!! I can't believe it! I am soooooo in LOVE with RUBY!!!! I am holding my breath waiting for it to hit stores and can't believe you are doing a giveaway for it! Of all the giveaways out there, this is by far the best!!!! I am a little sad to hear you aren't carrying it, though, I wanted to buy it from you!

    For pear tree, it is a very hard choice, but I think I am leaning toward blush, and my DH is leaning toward azure. I love the print with the tree the best though, it is so lovely!

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  103. I think that the Azure is amazing, but the other two are still so cute! Very inspirational!

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  104. I am following you, faithfully!

    That is a great quilt, and a job well done. I am so glad you got some time to sew.

    Jury duty stinks... if you tell them you are related to a police officer, they usually let you out (it makes you sympathetic to the prosection, I guess). If you don't know anyone, then my husband (an officer) says to tell that that an officer told you that no one even goes to court unless there is plenty of evidence, so you are already sure he's guilty. :) Unless of course you want to go. Then at least you can feel good knowing you did your share.

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  105. I love both the blue and the green colorways - my two favorite colors.

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  106. the pinks, but I would buy the blues to widen my horizons.

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  107. I so follow! Did you send our little parcel out yet?

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  108. The blush is my favorite. Reminds me of Steel Magnolias. The wedding colors were Blush and Bashful.

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  109. I already am a follower!

    Sandy A

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  110. I think my favourite of Pear Tree is the green. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  111. Love the Azure! Course, they are all incredible!!

    Thanks again for such fun giveaways!

    Julie

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  112. Also a follower....your blog is incredible!!

    Thanks so much!
    Julie

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  113. I love the blue line of Pear Tree. Thanks for a chance to win. Evelene S
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

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  114. I am a follower on Google Friend Connect and an email subscriber too.
    Evelene S
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

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  115. The green and yellow one is my fav.

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  116. I can be SO indecisive and I just love the azure and blush colorways, but if I had to pick one, I think I'd go with blush for a change.

    It's not letting me post under my google account, so my address is fabricdonkey(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  117. I am a follower!

    fabricdonkey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. I think I like the Azure best. They are all beautiful thought.

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  119. I've been following. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  120. I'm a blue fan, so I'd have to say the blue would be my favorite.

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  121. I really like the blue colourway of Pear Tree fabric, it's gorgeous. I would love to win the Ruby bundle, thanks for the chance to win.

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  122. I love the azure colorway! Thanks for all the great giveaways!

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  123. I love the azure colorway, although all three are great!

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  124. I'm already a follower! Good luck with jury duty this week :)

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  125. Green...no Blue! (aaaahhhh)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. I like the azure best, though all are quite nice.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  127. I'm a follower, and I'm really looking forward to the pattern for this lovely quilt. Thanks in advance.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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