Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lots of new stuff to share... and a giveaway.

Hey Everyone,

So many things to wrap up here and so many fun projects happening...

I went to Sewtopia and got to take classes with Denyse Schmidt and Elizabeth Hartman. I also got to see where the women of Cotton + Steel create their magic. I feel so fortunate and blessed to be able to do things like this....

Here is my Francis Firefly quilt... so in love with these colors.

 This is the pattern and it will be out for sale this summer.



Here is my start of my Free Wheeling Single Girl... I am not making any more rings but I am going to add a top and left side border to it. I want it to hang on my wall at home.

 This shows the colors better.


We also got to see Cotton + Steel's new fabrics at their studio. How much do we love that? I had decided to wait until I could see the prints before I bought them this time and I can officially say the ones that are coming this summer are my favorites so far. We were not allowed to take pictures but I promise you don't want to miss them.

Here are some photos from their sweet studio in Atlanta:





Since I have gotten back from the trip we have had lots of new fabrics arrive...

Here is Alison Glass' Handcrafted Patchwork this picture does not do it justice the colors are out of this world!


We also got Lavish by Katarina Roccella. This gorgeous collection is so sumptuous. Of course you can't go wrong with Art Gallery Fabrics. So soft and drapey.


Then we got two Christmas Collections... I know it is only April but what can we do this is when they send them. You could get a big head start on your Christmas sewing.

Cotton + Steel's Garland is so adorable it matches perfectly with last year's Tinsel and has some smaller scale prints. I am having a hard time deciding my favorite print but the little Reindeer are precious.


We also received Violet Craft's beautiful Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge which contains some of my all time favorite prints that Violet has done in some of her collections... reprinted in holiday colors.


And by Thursday Lizzy House' Whisper Prints should be in ... here is a picture that Andover published of them:

What a lovely lot of low volume prints right? You can purchase them now and we will ship them as soon as they are in.

See I told you there was a lot :)

Here is the Giveaway!

See the brown paper bags in everyone's hands in this picture?
They are filled with goodies from Cotton + Steel. Scraps and stickers and tattoos... and I have some fun things from the swag bag from Sewtopia to add to it. You can win the bag and it's contents by leaving a comment below telling me what you like best about all of the new things I showed. I will draw a winner next Tuesday. Good Luck!

Giveaway is now closed.

175 comments:

  1. That firefly quilt you did is amazing! I like it with the blue background even better than the gray on the package. I hope it comes as a kit sometime.

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  2. what fun! the new cotton & steel christmas fabric is so cute if I really have to pick a favorite

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  3. So much loveliness but my favourite would be the new Lizzy House Whisper prints - such a perfect LV range.

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  4. Love the Lizzy house Whisper prints, especially the light blue. Darlene
    dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  5. Those whisper prints are gorgeous! I'll have to order me some if those. What a fun trip!

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  6. I liked everything in the fabric lines...but your fire flies are atunning

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  7. I love the the little Reindeer, how cute?!?!?!?!

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  8. Cotton & Steel Garland! I have a smallish collection of Tinsel I can add to!

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  9. I love those whisper prints, AND the Brambleberry Ridge prints! I need to make an inspiration wall like they had in the studio -- I love that sort of thing! :)

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  10. Absolutely love the firefly quilt! X

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  11. I'm crushing on the Lizzy House low volume fabrics, but Garland is so cute!

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  12. I love the low volume prints and the firefly quilt - that is so cool.

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  13. Your quilts are awesome. Good job! LH is my fav designer and the ducklings and ghosts are my fav prints of hers.

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  14. Can I say all of it?! However, I'm really digging Alison Glass's Handcrafted Patchwork, Katarina Roccella's new prints and some of the Cotton and Steal Christmas prints!

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  15. I love the new Cotton and Steel fabrics the best!

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  16. I love the Lavish line! Katarina just keeps coming up with beautiful lines of fabric. As does Alison Glass!

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  17. I could use some great low volume like the ones you have here.

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  18. I love the little reindeer in the Cotton and Steel Garland fabric, too! They are adorable. Also love the colors in Lavish! Thanks for sharing!
    Sandy A

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  19. I love the Lizzy House' Whisper Prints. I could use low volume prints.

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  20. I like cotton & Steel's Garland the best. I am currently sewing Christmas projects right now and I need more fabric anita77466@gmail.com

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  21. I am a fan of Elizabeth Hartmans patterns and fabrics, so I love the butterflies. Lizzy Houses new Whisper prints alzo look , ike fhey are "must haves"

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  22. Firefly is amazing. But I must admit I am being drawn closer and vloser to the Alison Glass prints...

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  23. I really like the Whisper prints and the Reindeer. I'm not sure, I might want both.

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  24. I love the look of Cotton + Steel's studio. At first glance it looks like it could be someone's cozy home studio... What a lovely place to work!

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  25. I like the Lizzy House low volume collection. So looking forward to getting some. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  26. I love the Garland fabric! I agree... The deer are too cute!

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  27. So many options to choose from .... But I have to say I love the quilt hanging on the wall. Do you know the name of the pattern? It looks like an updated modern version of some sort of log cabin ...

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  28. I loove those butterflys and the low volume bundle stole my heart!

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  29. I am trying to pick one that I like best..... The firefly quilt for a finish and Cotton and Steels holiday fabric.. :) thank you!

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  30. I'm excited about lavish and whisper being in stock!!!

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  31. The Firefly quilt looks so pretty!

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  32. Lavish by Katarina Roccella is gorgeous!

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  33. So many beautiful fabrics. It's hard to choose but perhaps Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge would be my favourite

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  34. I love the Francis Firefly pattern! (And your version is gorgeous!)

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  35. The firefly pattern is super cute and the new fabrics are wonderful. I especially like the Lavish prints in the stack on the right of the photo.

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  36. Oh my! What's not to like? I am really drooling over Cotton and Steel's Garland and Lizzy House Whisper prints. Thank's for the giveaway!

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  37. I love the new Cotton and Steel Christmas fabric! renae1225@gmail.com

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  38. There's just way too much Quilty goodness to pick just one! Love the firefly quilt, love the peek at the studio and love love love the whisper prints, I think I'm gonna have to get some of those!

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  39. I am loving all the eye candy. The saturated Alison Glass patchwork has to be my favorite, but then I would mix it up with the Whisper Print, and the tiny santas are so cute. Sorry, cannot choose just one, haha.

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  40. The Whisper prints is what I like best. My low volume fabrics are down to scraps only. I really need to purchase some and Whisper prints would be perfect.

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  41. WOS! Everything looks beautiful - thanks for sharing.

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  42. I want t do the butterfly quilt, yours looks beautiful! I love the Christmas fabrics!!

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  43. I bought Brambleberry Ridge, and my daughter claimed it for a baby quilt. The hand was beautiful, so soft. Perfect for her friend's son. And now, it's Christmas at Brambleberry Ridge. I hope it feels the same!

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  44. I love the Whisper Prints by Lizzie House. I need more low volume fabrics.

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  45. I love the Frances Firefly pattern! Although it looks more like butterflies to me.

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  46. I really like your butterfly quilt, so pretty and your choice of background fabric is perfect, really loving Lavish and whisper, so many nice collections coming out, very hard to pick one.

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  47. I love your single girl quilt and the new Cotton and Steel Garland fabric!!

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  48. I love it all but my favorite would be the new Lizzy House Whisper prints...aahhhhhhh

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  49. I'm so boring, I totally drooled over the low volume collection.

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  50. fun to see someone's studio! And your firefly quilt - love the colors. As for fabric, I will need the Garland. Possibly also Lavish.

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  51. Thanks for the great pictures and review. I liked the Christmas prints. They always draw me in!!

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  52. Thanks for all the lovely pictures. I think my favorites are the Allison Glass prints, but it is very hard to choose!

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  53. I have never bought a fat quarter bundle in 20 yrs of sewing but I'm thinking about it with that Lizzy House!

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  54. I have never bought a fat quarter bundle in 20 yrs of sewing but I'm thinking about it with that Lizzy House!

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  55. I am loving Alison Glass's Handcrafted Patchwork. Big, bold & bright fabrics make big, bold & bright quilts! AWESOME!

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  56. Cotton and Steel's Garland is very cute...I am just so attracted to Christmas fabrics but this one is especially adorable!

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  57. Christmas on brambleberry ridge is my favorite but i am swooning over the whisper prints also. can't i just have them all?

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  58. I really like the Whisper Prints, I could do with adding to my stash of low volume fabric. Thank you for a great giveaway too. x

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  59. I like the the Francis Firefly quilt and Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  60. HI,LOVE THE FIREFLY QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  61. ohhhhh love the Christmas on brambleberry ridge............ happyness044312@yahoo........

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  62. Oh, my goodness, I'm crazy about your Francis Firefly quilt! It is gorgeous and the color combinations you chose with that blue background are stunning!
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. Oooh! Loved the hint about Cotton+Steel new summer fabrics, can't wait to see them when they come out! The Lizzy House low volume fabric is delightful, for sure will be coming home to me soon!

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  64. My favorites are the low volume. I'm getting hooked on them recently after so many years of bright baby quilts.
    Mindingmomma at AOL dot com

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  65. Oh wow! It's a toss up between the Lizzy House and Alison Glass - both are on my "must have" list

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  66. I have been out of the blogging game for so long. I only see what ever new fabrics come to Joann Fabrics. This has been refreshing to see all the new fabrics!

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  67. I have been out of the blogging game for so long. I only see what ever new fabrics come to Joann Fabrics. This has been refreshing to see all the new fabrics!

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  68. i love all the new Christmas fabrics that you are getting in, thanks

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  69. Looking forward to owning the Lavish collection! I'm so jealous, I attended Sewtopia Chicago & know how much fun you had, thanks for sharing!

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  70. Love those Lizzy House' Whisper Prints. I am in need of a bundle of these.

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  71. Oh! I love the Lavish collection! Thanks

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  72. i have been drooling over Lavish!! So pretty and Alison Glass - so pretty!! But I absolutely adore Frances Firefly - that pattern is sure to be popular!!

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  73. The Alison Glass colors look gorgeous - can't wait to see them in person!

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  74. I'm most excited for the Whisper prints! They look lovely! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

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  75. Lucky you to have such a fabulous weekend! I love the Alison Glass -- gotta have it!! The Lizzy House looks appealing, too.

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  76. I love the new fabrics, especially the low volume!

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  77. I've made the firefly as part of Elizabeth's Forest Friends quilt and the large one is so cute too. It should go together pretty fast for a darling quilt.

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  78. What fun. I'm really liking the new Alison Glass collection.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  79. Loving the firefly quilt! My favorite would have to be Alison Glass but I love everything Cotton and Steel has!

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  80. Those Christmas fabrics, especially the glittery ones, as all the fabrics are lovely! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  81. Ok, I really want that Handcrafted Patchwork! You saying pics don't do it justice not helping my resolve to resist!!!

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  82. OBSESSED with Lavish by Katarina Roccella!!!! But everything looks amazing!!!

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  83. So much to love, but I'm drawn to the Whisper Prints, since my stash is lacking fabrics that read light.

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  84. For me----hands down, Allison Glass's new prints.

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  85. I love Lizzy House's Whisper Prints. Also Alison Glass's new prints.

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  86. Love the Frances Firefly pattern! That will be a must have!
    Also the Lizzy House' Whisper prints:)

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  87. I love Cotton + Steels's Garland.

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  88. Oooh! I think the low volume stuff is doing it for me, though there are lots of pretties out there!

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  89. I am loving the new Lavish line. Katarina is quickly becoming one of my favorite designers- just gorgeous ! I would also love to have Alison Glass fabrics- beautiful colors !

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  90. I love the Francis Firefly quilt so much!

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  91. I love Lavish and the new fabric from Allison Glass. Looks like sew much fun.

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  92. I love Garland. Never too early for Christmas!

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  93. I love the low bolume! They give room so all the other colors sparkle!

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  94. What fun to have gone to Sewtopia...it's on my bucket list. How lucky for you! I love the new Cotton and Steel Christmas...love their designs. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  95. My favorite fabric from the ones you have posted is Garland by Cotton and steel. I have Tinsel fabrics from last christmas and they would match it perfectly. I'd like to make a lap quilt with the two collections. janicelashley@gmail.com

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  96. Wow!so beutiful fabrics, really great stuff
    Thank you for sharing!
    My favourites are the Lizzy house Whisper prints.
    Love this kind of blue.
    http://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/

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  97. Whisper is my favorite. It would be very useful. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love a goodie bag!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  98. Your Francis Firefly quilt is fantastic. I like all the fabrics shown!! jarvenpa1ne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. The firefly quilt is exciting.
    rita_L_39212@yahoo.com

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  100. Don't you just love that Alison Glass fabric? Those rich colors? Yes I do. And the low volume prints... I really Need them.. now. LOL

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  101. I love the Garland. Those adorable little Santas, and the pink with the ornaments are just so cute. I guess I could sew Christmas year round. jl(dot)wallick@gmail.com

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  102. I'm still loving low volume so the Whisper collection is my choice. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  103. Love AG's Handcrafted Patchwork prints--awesome!!

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  104. I love the Lavish prints they look absolutely gorgeous.

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  105. I love Francix Firefly, and I LOVE the Whisper prints.

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  106. I really like Cotton and Steel's Garland. Nancy A: rangers@sbcglobal.net

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  107. Your quilt and them Cotton and Steel's Garland.

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  108. I think the Frances Firefly quilt is stunning -love the colours.

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  109. Everything is so pretty but I am really drawn to the Christmas collection. Thanks for the giveaway!
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  110. I love the fabrics in the Lavish collection, and I also love your firefly quilt. cbakaj@snet.net

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  111. Love Love Loooove the "Whisper Prints"!!! GORGEOUS! Also love the "Francis Firefly" Quilt!! Would Love to make that pattern for my Daughter! The Whisper Prints would be beautiful for a low volume quilt!

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way!! :)

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  112. Julie, thanks for tempting us with whats upcoming from Cotton+Steel.
    From the looks of their studio, it will be as fantastic as ever, and even more astonishing.
    I'm happy to hear you got away to Sewtopia and soaked up some inspiration from Elizabeth and Denyse. Great treat for your hard-working self:)

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. I'm a sucker for new fabrics. So...the pics of new fabric collections is eye candy for me! I especially like Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge and Lavish.

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  114. Oh my! Your Francis Firefly quilt is gorgeous!!! I love the pattern and all those colours!!! Can't wait to see it completed!!

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  115. I'm drooling over the new Alison Glass line.

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  116. Hiya!!! Those two bottom confetti prints---the red and the green---in the Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge are just perfect for a Christmas quilt I've had in mind. Will definitely be checking them out. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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  117. Decisions!! I don't think it's too early to think about Christmas!! Thanks for another great giveaway! :)

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  118. I'm drooling over the new Alison Glass line.

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  119. My fave? The new AG Handcrafted -- of course!

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  120. Love those low volume prints. And want, need to do that single girl.

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  121. I really like the Whisper prints from Lizzy House.

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  122. I love your Francis Firefly quilt! The Cotton & Steel's Garland collection is awesome.

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  123. I love your Francis Firefly quilt! Lots of beautiful fabrics too. Cotton and Steel's new Christmas line is great!

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  124. I have been waiting for the Whisper Prints by Lizzy House. I can't wait to use them in my next sampler quilt.
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  125. I love the whisper prints, trying to stash more low volume for a project

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  126. Love the Cotton + Steel Garland collection. The reindeer are so cute!

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  127. It's so hard to choose, but since I'm always running out of low volume prints, I would have to choose Lizzie House' collection

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  128. I would love to try the Frances Firefly! Really beautiful!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  129. I love your Frances Firefly quilt! It looks great!

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  130. Sounds like you had fun! I like the 2 new Christmas collections best! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  131. I really liked the low volume prints.

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  132. I'm most excited about the Alison Glass line, and Brambleberry Ridge....I can't decide which I want more!

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  133. I think I like the photo of Jaime P and her goody bag best ;)
    But I also love the shots of the C+S studio walls. It's fun to see what creative people pin up, to spark inspiration or just a smile.

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  134. I really really love the Firefly quilt. I want to make it as a wall hanging in my house. I am also jealous of all the fun you guys had in my home town of Atlanta!

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  135. I really really love the Firefly quilt. I want to make it as a wall hanging in my house. I am also jealous of all the fun you guys had in my home town of Atlanta!

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  136. I love the Christmas on Brambletree Ridge fabric. So cute and perfect for Christmas presents.

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  137. I love Lizzy House' Whisper Prints! Gorgeous!

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  138. Your Firefly quilt is gorgeous! I'm also loving gthe Alison Glass prints. So bold and summery! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful swag!

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  139. Love love love the lavish collection. Gretahoneycutt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  140. I like the teaser you gave us about the new C+S. Anticipation and optimism are the gifts I needed today.

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  141. I am in love with Frances Firefly-- she is lovely!

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  142. I can't wait for the Whisper Prints to come out. I am in love with low volume prints in contrast to bold bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  143. Love the firefly patter and the jewel tone fabrics. My first visit to your site - it's bookmarked now!

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  144. Love the firefly patter and the jewel tone fabrics. My first visit to your site - it's bookmarked now!

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  145. Francis Firefly is my favorite thing you posted....with those BROWN PAPER BAGS FILLED WITH GOODIES being a close second...lol...thanks for a chance to win.

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  146. I'd have to say that Francis Firefly quilt is fantastic. Wonderful pattern and great color combinations! Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your photos.

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  147. I have to say your firefly quilt is sooooo awesome. Wow, and all the new fabrics coming out. Can I have a yard of each please, LOL
    thank you for the chance at a surprise!
    sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  148. Those Whisper Prints are calling my mind. Lately, I can't stop dreaming up projects to use all the wonderful new low-volume prints. It sounds like you had an amazing time at Sewtopia ... color me green with envy ;-)

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  149. Alison Glass's Handcrafted and the whisper palette would look so pretty together!

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  150. I'm in love with the firefly quilt that you made. The dark background just makes the firefly's sing!! (or maybe it makes them glow!) :-) Loved all that you shared!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  151. I love the Whisper Prints. I have been thinking about a low volume quilt.

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  152. I'm torn on the fabric, but since I'm a sucker for Christmas Fabric my favorite is thel Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge. SO lovely.

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  153. I am loving the whisper prints. So pretty xx
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  154. I love the Francis Firefly pattern! And love your quilt too
    quiltpatchappli at gmail dot com

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  155. Wow, I love everything you showed!! The Whisper Palette by Lizzy House is gorgeous

    fredbisimail at gmail.com

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  156. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Francis Firefly! Can't wait for that pattern :)

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  157. Francis Firefly quilt, pretty and fun. I love Lavish by Katarina Roccella, I've been wanting it every since I saw the wishbook on it. So glad you had a good time at Sewtopia. See you at Market.

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  158. I love the Cotton + Steel's Garland, so adorable!! Your Firefly is amazing

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  159. I love the new Alison Glass line!

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  160. What I liked the BEST? Oh my! It would be very difficult to pick just one thing. My first thoughts were, "It looks like Christmas with all those lovely bolts!" I think I would have died and gone to Heaven if I arrived to unwrap all those yummy bolts!

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  161. How fun! I've I have to pick a favorite it's Lavish by Katarina Roccella.

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  162. Oh, the Lizzy House' Whisper Prints, most especially the star print on the very bottom, I want that for my new go to low volume choice. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  163. Cotton + Steel oh my!!! I love my Tinsel and can't wait to add Garland to my collection. Lavish is just beautiful too.

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  164. Love the butterfly quilt. Looks like you had a wonderful/ inspiring trip.

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  165. I'm loving the Allison Glass colors!

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  166. Really like the Butterfly quilt and the
    Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge Fat Quarter Bundle
    Nancy
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  167. Love the Whisper Prints. I need some more low volume prints in my stash. Thanks for the giveaway.

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