May 26, 2011

Table Talk Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Welcome to Day Four of the Table Talk Blog Tour!

Dont' forget to visit Gudrun, our hostess-with-the-mostest. She's blogging every day along with us. If you've missed the other posts so far, here is the line up:

Monday May 23rd: Kimberly Jolly - The Jolly Jabber
Tuesday May 24th: Sandy Gervais - Pieces From My Heart
Wednesday May 25th: Monique Dillard - Open Gate Quilts
Thursday May 26th: Me!
Friday May 27th: Kansas City Star - Diane McLendon

I was so happy and excited when Gudrun asked me to be a part of this because it's always so fun to see what she's got cooking (pun intended in this case). Just before Market, Gudrun was kind enough to send me a copy of her book to take a peek. I started to flip through it and by the time i reached the back cover, i was so hungry! You see she did quite a tantalizing and subliminally sneaky thing; she combined recipes with sewing projects. Beware!

Gudrun grew up in a small town in Iceland and her book focuses around the dining table where her family would gather to nourish their spirits with lively conversation, laughter and special family treats. Add fabric to the food and fun, and voilà...Table Talk. There are numerous projects for table runners and toppers that span all seasons and the instructions are really simple with well-drawn diagrams accompanying each step. I love diagrams!

One of my favorite projects in the book is the "Jolly Woods" runner.
I've been looking for a small something to make using my fabric collection Flurry and i think this would be perfect! Even though there are lots of triangles (which usually scare me), it's whimsical and too cute not to at least try. Like the buffalo chicken dip! Not that the dip is cute, but i do want to try it.

I almost thought about making the "City Square" topper using Terrain, but then i got to the last few critical assembly steps in the instructions and realized there is NO POSSIBLE WAY i could ever finish this project when the facing page has a recipe for "Hot Fudge Pudding Cake". Nope, no way.

So the project Gudrun made with my fabric is called "Jelly Jar" and it's a sweet and scrappy table runner that uses leftover strips from any jelly roll project — or really almost any project that leaves you with a bunch of 2 1/2" strips. I love projects like this that help to put those scraps to good use. I also love that she used Verna.
Aww, remember her?
The jelly jar theme reminded me of a few things:

1. My grandfather Jack who made homemade jelly and jam from blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries that he grew himself. I remember going out to his garden and getting tangled in the miles of netting he would use to protect the precious berries from sneaky birds. Also, he would put jelly on...well, everything. I was fascinated by this as a child. A dollop would go on his oatmeal in the morning, or in his cereal, or smeared across toast, or on his ice cream or in some yogurt. Pete and i grow blueberries and raspberries in our back yard and i now know what Jack went through to get even a very small jar. We savor the berries too, as much and as often as possible.

2. I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Always have. And as if it couldn't have gotten better, you can now buy peanut butter with toasted flax seeds added — sublime.

3. Jars are really useful! Last summer, my Dad gave me a simple recipe for making basil-infused olive oil from the basil plants that were left in our garden at the end of the season. It was a wonderful way to use up the plants, and we froze some of the oil to use throughout the winter. Can you believe we just defrosted the last jar this week? Perfect timing because we also just planted this summer's seeds that will eventually yield a fresh supply of liquid gold..
***I'm afraid that just to be on the safe side, i've removed the recipe for the basil oil. Sorry! I don't want to be responsible for inadvertently poisoning anyone with botulism! Yikes! So if you've already copied the recipe down, please do read up on how to make and store
herb-infused oils.***

Ok, i think i've Table Talked enough for now! The book is great and will keep you busy in the kitchen and at the sewing table. Plus, someone is going to be very lucky because Gudrun has generously offered to let me give away one of her beautiful books! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Nothing specific, just a comment. I'll draw a winner on Tuesday, May 31st. You can also buy the book here and here if you can't wait :) Good luck!

Oohh, woah...waitaminute....don't leave yet...almost forgot...

The fun and zany people at Moda sent me this giant, 48 pound box crammed to the tippy top with totally usable 2" - 5" fabric strips and scraps from my newest line, Terrain. Lookie!
So i was wondering if mayyybe any of you were sorta interested in possibly kinda helping to take some of it off my hands? If so, please include that in your comment. I'll pick a couple winners for some of this as well — good luck times two!

277 comments:

  1. Oooh yes, I'd love to help you out with your scraps!!! Hope you pick me. I'm good with scraps.

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  2. I think I want the scraps more than the book, Terrain is so lovely!
    (although I think I've got no hope now because how often does comment number 1 win??)

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  3. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  4. I would love to have a bunch of random scraps, it's my idea of quilter's heaven....

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  5. I wantb your scraps..thanks
    mageenadilah(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Why, anything to help a friend. Of course, I'll help out by taking some of those scraps off of your hands. Thanks for your great designs!

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  7. i would love, love, love to take some of those scraps off your hands!

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  8. Zowie! That is a box of scraps! :-) I'd love to help you use them up!~ I think a Jelly Jar table runner would be a great place to start! Thanks for the fun!!

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  9. Any chance some of those scraps could come to Australia??

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  10. I would love some scraps for my hexagon quilt and the fact that they are Terrain is AWESOME! I have been wanting some since I first saw it.

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  11. Can smell the basil from here. Just planted two plants of my own now all I have to do is wait for the tomatoes! Gudrun book looks great, always making for small projects to use around the house. And who doesn't love scraps.

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  12. Great recipe for basil oil, love terrain and what a big box of scraps!
    Blogger doesn't want to let me post this!
    patchworkbarn@hotmail.co.uk

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  13. Because I'm such a kind soul, I think it's my duty to help you with all those nasty scraps! Ha!

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  14. I have just bought some Flurry and can't wait to make something with it. Would so love some of your scraps but....not sure you would post to France as I know the postage is quite high...

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  15. I think I can smell that basil infused oil now! I'll have to try that.

    And yes, yes, yes to scraps :) Thank you!

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  16. I'd love this book!
    And Who wouldn't want Terrain?
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  17. The Jolly Woods runner looks really nice but given that I am a novice I think Jelly Jar is more up my street :-)
    The mention of Hot Fudge Pudding Cake had me drooling! Even though I am sitting here, typing and eating toast. Toast which has ...... blueberry jelly on it, or jam as we call it here in the U.K.
    My son also puts jam in his porridge and has cheese and jam sandwiches. Making jam is something of an autumn event in our house, with several weeks devoted to making and storing. My personal favourite is apple and cinnamon jelly. So yummy.
    Please count me in for the book and also for the scraps too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Scraps to some but projects just waiting their turn to be started! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. Elinborg Dagmar LárusdóttirMay 26, 2011 at 3:22 AM

    all I can think of now is that basil oil....but I also would love to have some scraps :O) thank you

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  20. Looks like a great book! And I would just die to get my hands on some of those scraps! I can't wait for Terrain to come out!

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  21. I guess I'm going to be making some basil olive oil now! And, who could turn down an offer to help out with those scraps!

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  22. Love how this book has 'small' projects, so that you can actually finish them (o:
    I'd appreciate a hand full of those scraps!

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  23. Thanks for the basil oil recipe! I'm going to try it!
    I could help you out with your scraps!

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  24. What a great recipe you shared. We love basil and olive oil on most thing around here :) My dad is a blueberry farmer and I must say I'm quite sick of them, but that doesn't stop me from freezing them to make it thru the winter :) Thanks for the chance to get those scraps off your hands!

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  25. Yes. I would love to have some scraps. I like that Gudrun's book has patterns that utilizes scraps.

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  26. wow, look at the size of that box, u are one lucky girl :O}

    hope all is well with you kate, (and by the looks of it, all is)

    stacey
    stacey@staceysplace.com

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  27. O_ooo, please include me in your scrappy scrap destash! As Stacey said, you are one lucky girl!

    Tabatha

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  28. What two things in life go together as well as food and fabric? Yummy, yummy!

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  29. Yummy recipe for olive oil, what do you use yours on?

    I would love some of that scrappy goodness--LOVE all your lines!!

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  30. Scraps? Is their fabric in it? Then YES! umm... obscure Elf movie reference that gets repeated way too many times in our house. ;) I would love to take that fabric off your hands.

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  31. The basil infused oil sounds lovely. Not sure if this giveaway is open to people from outside US (I'm in Australia) but I'm happy to help out with scraps too! Jacinta

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  32. Who wouldn't want those Terrain scraps? I love working with scraps! The Jelly Jar runner looks so wonderful made in your fabric!

    I can taste the basil and oil. My basil plants are in the ground so I just have to wait until the basil gets bigger, then I am making it.

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  33. Please enter me in your giveaway! I would love to win some of your Terrain scraps!

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  34. Yes, I would love to help you use up some of your scraps. And I'm going to try your basil olive oil as soon as the basil gets going. Enjoyed your blog!

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  35. Thank you for a great giveaway and who in their right mind would refuse those scraps...of course I am interested!! LOL

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  36. What a great idea for Basil! Thanks a bunch. We love jam here too. And pick buckets of blackberries for it. The blackberries grow all over the streams and creeks we visit all Summer long. So they are free for the picking. MM!

    I would love some scraps! Thanks for a chance at winning some.

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  37. I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway! The scraps and the book both look absolutely wonderful.

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  38. I would love some of the scraps come to my home

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  39. The book sounds lovely and I always am willing to help out with scraps! thanks!

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  40. Did you really have to ask?? Of course I would love some scraps! And I think I'll have to try the basil oil this summer when my plants are threatening a takeover. Thanks!

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  41. Hey! Count me in! I'll take some of those scraps off your hands! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Gudrun's book. All the talk of this book makes my mouth water and my hands itch to stitch! HUGS... and stitches

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  42. Oh, what a great book! And did you say SCRAPS??? Yes to the book AND the scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. That book sounds like a trap! But a fun place to get stuck.

    And yes, please, to the strips. I would enjoy a bundle. 48 POUNDS sounds like a bunch! A big bunch.

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  44. I'd love to take some off of your hands! thanks for a chance to win and for the recipie!

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  45. Sounds like a wonderful book...and a chance for scraps too! Wow!

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  46. I like the idea of small projects. The books sounds fun! And the scraps would be awesome!

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  47. Awesome giveaway and what an opportunity - scraps/strips are always welcome in my room so please include me for consideration - either prize will work for me - Love this book already. Thanks for recipe. Judy C

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  48. The book looks really great! Scraps of Terrain - wow! I'd love to win those also!

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  49. Would LOVE to take some scraps off your hands!! fingers crossed. gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  50. First of all I love your fabric, it is so clean, cheerfull, bright, it smiles at you. I love scraps - it is my favorite part of quilting.

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  51. I would love to help you clean up your sewing room by taking some of those scraps off your hands. The book looks great too. Every project is cuter than the one before.

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  52. Thanks for a chance. Love that Jelly Jar runner Gudrun made!

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  53. LOVE your fabric - I'd be thrilled to win the scraps!

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  54. Since I am a newer quilter and don't have much of a scrap stash to speak of, I would love to take some of the scraps! Also, the book looks exciting and yummy. Will definitely be checking it out.

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  55. Boy, does that oil sound good...bet it's good done with rosemary too. Got to give that a try! Thanks for the chance to win scraps. Or is that "quilter's gold"...that's what I'd call it!

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  56. Love your fabrics. I have quite a few of your lines and I enjoy them so much. Thanks for the chance to win some of those great scraps. I could make lots of things from this wonderful book!

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  57. Wow the book looks awesome! And I love the pattern that uses up left over jelly roll pieces. Which btw, I'd love to share in your bounty from Moda! Great giveaway :-)

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  58. The book sounds just fabulous - fabric and food, what could be better?
    Thank you for sharing your recipe for basil oil and also your Terrain 'scraps'! I would be delighted to use some of those :)

    angelasmart[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  59. Wow, I would love to use some of those scraps. I've been drooling over Terrain since I saw the first picture of it online. Such a long wait until it's available! I'm also excited for Gudrun's book and hope I don't have to wait too long to get it.

    I'm not really anonymous, but blogger has been fighting with me the last few days so here is my contact info jklmengland(at)windstream(dot)net

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  60. Oh wow. That looks like a lot of fun in a box.

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  61. Hi Kate! I'd love to get my hands on some scraps from your new line, it looks gorgeous! I also appreciate the recipe-- I'm planning to try it when our basil comes up in the garden!

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  62. I would love the book or the scraps. My mom and I pre-ordered a Terrain fat eighth bundle. Love the purples.

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  63. Oh my goodness! I'd love a little terrain. I'm really good with scraps and strips, I promise. They're actually my favorite. Makes me feel all thrifty using up scraps, especially someone else's scraps! Thanks!

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  64. I would love to take the "treasures" (fabric scraps) off your hand.

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  65. What's this about peanut butter with toasted flax?!?!? I have got to find this, love it but not nearly as much as your new line. :) So looking forward to seeing Terrain in person, my fingers are crossed it will be sooner than later!

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  66. Thanks for the recipe! The scraps so nice of you to share....would love to help out

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  67. yes to the book and YES to your scraps!!
    just wrote down your recipe for some basil oil for us at the end of the season too!! thanks.

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  68. Oh, yes, I'd love to take some of those scraps! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  69. Oh wow, those scraps....eeep! You know....im almost ready for a new project....!!! Fun blog post, thanks!

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  70. Looks like a great book and oh yes, count me in for those scraps!
    Tanya


    crystalball137@hotmail.com

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  71. I would love to win that book and those fabric scraps!! I always love to read your blog, you could write a great novel!!

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  72. The book looks like it is loaded with all sorts of wonderful ideas. I would love to take some of your scraps off of your hands for you :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  73. oooh, would love either the book or some of your fab scraps :)

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  74. I'd be more than happy to take some of those scraps off your hands! Sharon F
    frazierville@yahoo.com

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  75. I would love to help you use some of your scraps!

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  76. wow, a book review, recipe reviews, olive oil making, and a mountain of scraps! an impressive post, for sure, and I'd love to play with those scraps.

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  77. Oh geez the scraps or the book would both be amazing. My stepmom and I were complaining the other day that September is too long to wait for Terrain. Guess we are going to have to hold out. :)

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  78. The scraps look fabulous (from what I can see) I would love to take some of them off your hands. I would give them a very good home. And the Table Talk book looks like a must have.

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  79. I love the design of the tablerunner on the front of the book! It sounds delightful, and Hot Fudge Pudding Cake sounds so yummy! I would love to help out with your strips of terrain! I am working (slowly) on a strip quilt, and this would be so helpful! Plus, I love Terrain!

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  80. I can just imagine the fun things I could do with those scraps. Thank you for the chance.

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  81. I love Gudrun's new look, but your scraps are tremendous! Oh...yes...count...me...in...please...(pant)...(pant)...(tongue)...(hanging)...(out = canine reaction). Wow, you and Moda are so generous. Thank you so much!

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  82. I'd love to win the book for all the great patterns and recipes....did you have to mention hot fudge chocolate??? I'd also love to win the scraps. My daughter is a new quilter, and really needs to build up her stash so she can make a scrappy quilt. She just graduated from college and has no money to buy a lot of fabric to get enough variety on hand. She is also moving away from home for the first time so she can't "borrow" fabric from my stash! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  83. Smiling as I've read your memories, prompting memories of my own. Yes, I'd love to be in the drawing for your "scraps" or the book. Thanks. Having trouble figuring out how to comment...

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  84. 48 poundss of scraps!!! I'd be in heaven. I also love all the projects I've seen in Gudrun's book. The only bad thing I can see about it is deciding which one to make first!
    Google hasn't been working for me today, so here's my email: mcdurham at hotmail dot com

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  85. oooohhhh, LOOK at all those scraps! I could do so much with them! This spring, with my scrap bin(s), I've made dozens of rolled flower barrettes for party favors, sweet applique dish towels for a bride in the family, and donated piles to my son's preschool where they decoupaged them to picture frames for an eco-Mother's day project. And the gardening mentions have me inspired/hungry! My canning jars currently hold buttons sorted by color and other various supplies, but at the very least, will have to try basil oil this summer, and perhaps blueberry jam...

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  86. I could definitely help with the scraps. Can't wait to see this book and for Terrain to come out officially. And thanks for the recipe!

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  87. This is a great giveaway as I love scraps!
    Pick me.

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  88. OH! A great book with patterns and recipes?! Would love to win....and you've added all those fabric scraps too.......I want, I want, I really want! LOL

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  89. I would love to take some scraps, I am so excited for that fabric to hit the market for purchase, my 7 yr old soon to be 8 wants to redo her room for her birthday (July), but when I showed the swatch page of Terrain to her she said she could wait. Hopefully I am lucky and win a few scraps and then I can get the room painted and ready to add the quilt, pillows, valances once the fabric is available!! Thanks for the awesome chance!!

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  90. So excited that you are part of this blog hop! Your fabric lines are so fun and of course I'd be happy to take some off your hands. Thanks for great giveaway!!

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  91. I'd be happy to help with the scrap box! I gotta get this book too. The Jolly Woods Runner is so cute! I would love to win!

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  92. Looks like a fabulous book!
    Scraps are the best! I'm new to quilting but, having soooo much fun. I have the whole FQ set of Central Park just waiting to become an amazing quilt. Can hardly wait for Terrain

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  93. Wow! Look at the size of that box. Thanks for sharing. 4throse(at)bellsouth(dot)net.

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  94. Of course, I would love to 'help' you and take some of your scraps! Thanks for sharing.

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  95. I would love to take some of these scraps off your hands! I can't wait for this line to come out. City Park is my favorite line of fabric to date, that is until I can get my hands on some Terrain.

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  96. Annika PetterssonMay 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Okay, this hopping amongst blogs are a "dangeruos" thing to do. My blog list just gets longer and longer when I find new blogs I want to follow. Soon I'm spending more time reading blogs than I sew... ;o)

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  97. What a fun book! I will have to check it out for sure.

    And I'd would be thrilled to help take some of those fabric strips off your hands. :) zucchinisummer at gmail dot com email me if I'm the lucky winner! :)

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  98. I love scraps so you can send me any extras that you have. The basil oil looks wonderful. Will have to give that a try once we get sick of pesto.

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  99. Love your fabric and I'd love to help you use up some of your fabric strips. I have all sorts of ideas for them!

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  100. I'm definitely going to try making that basil infused olive oil. Sounds delish! And I'd be happy to take a few of those fabric strips off your hands ;)

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  101. I'd love the book or the fabric! Great giveaway :)

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  102. Book, Scraps, I would be happy with anything.

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  103. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have some of the scraps! How fun! OR the book!!!
    I didn't know you could freeze olive oil!? I'm going to have to do that. I'm always bummed when it goes rancid.

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  104. I'd love to enter your giveaway. :) Thanks for the chance.

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  105. This looks like an awesome book! And I could totally put those scraps to use ;) Thanks for the chance. (soniaquilts at gmail dot com)

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  106. I grow basil every year and I am definitely going to do the infused olive oil - can't wait for the basil to start growing!! I would love some of those scraps as well. Loved your post!!

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  107. I would love to win a book and I really went nuts when you talked about giving some fabric away! I used alot of your Christmas fabric over the winter and am looking forward to this years!

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  108. whoa!! my heart literally stopped at the sight of that box overflowing with scraps! would love to help take those off your hands! :)

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  109. I'd love to help you with your box problem, because I Love scrappy.

    Do you think that your dad's herb infused oil recipe would work with other things too, such as thyme or rosemary? I'll have to give it a try this season.

    Thanks for the opportunity for such great stuff!

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  110. Try putting feta in the infused oil & storing it on the fridge. It keeps for months and is a great way to preserve the cheese when you've found a really good batch.

    The book is gorgeous, but I think I'm with everyone else when I say scraps, woohoo!

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  111. Just love all the small projects in the books. Those scraps are sure tempting! Would love to have a few to add to my projects.

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  112. Fabulous book + gorgeous scraps - sounds like a winner of a giveaway to me.

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  113. The book looks interesting. Wouldn't mind looking through it. But...

    MY! That is a huge box of scraps! Send some my way, I won;t mind - even though my husband is sure to say "What! More fabrics???". They don;t get it, do they?

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  114. What a wonderful review - now not only do I want to run home and sew, but I'm also hungry. We'll definitely be trying out your olive oil if we can get our hands on some fresh basil around here (sadly, no place for a garden where we live). And, if it helps you out, I'd love to take some of those scraps off your hands :) Thanks for the opportunity to possibly sew with Terrain.

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  115. Wait, a quilting and cook book all in one? I so need this! Oh, I'd love to take some of those scraps off your hands. I'll give them a good home!! :)

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  116. 48 pounds of SCRAPS/ That's what I call heaven! Your new book look like a really fun one!

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  117. I am hungry too--quilters are the best cooks--I will try the basil oil--thanks for the recipe---I would so love the box of strips--I would make some beautiful runners with them.......

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  118. SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY NEAT BOOK!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  119. I would be honored to take some of those scraps off your hands..............!!

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  120. Sorta? Kinda? You don't have to twist my arm, count me in!

    I have a love for jelly jars. My mom & I collect them. I even named my son Mason. If that is an antique atlas, treasure it.

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  121. I'm in for the giveaway and the scraps ... as many as you want to throw my way. Definitely trying the basil infused olive oil recipe too, it sounds great, plus we had a ton of basil last year and we ended up pitching it (yikes).

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  122. WOW! What a great box of "scraps"! I would be glad to help you out! Have some projects in mind already. What a fun thing for you to have that box arrive!

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  123. Kate Spain scraps? Pick me! Pick me!

    What a great idea for the basil infused oil. I'll definitely give that a try (that is if it would stop raining so I could plant the basil!)

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  124. Over forty pounds of fabric....WOW! I've been thinking of trying a scrappy quilt and these pieces would be the best motivator....they are ready to GO!


    Thank you so much for sharing....your thoughts, your knowledge and your FABRIC.

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  125. Me and scraps are like peanut butter and jelly, we definitely go together. Thanks for the giveaway, the blog and the great fabric. Love them all. pegwatkins@comcast.net

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  126. Love that oil recipe. Especially for using up the basil at the end of the season!

    Would love to be included in the drawing. 40 pounds of scraps - wow!! =)

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  127. Great giveaway. Love the Basil Oil recipe.

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  128. Goodness all those scraps and a book! How wonderful!! I would love them. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  129. Oh, pick me!! I would most definitely love to have some terrain fabric strips. I could make a jelly jar table runner. The flavored olive oil sounds wonderful :0)

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  130. I'd like to be considered for both the book and the table scraps. A big lovely box of your latest line would be fun to play with (and I'm glad Moda doesn't just throw it away).

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  131. Your basil oil recipe sounds wonderful!!! I'm about to plant my basil seeds here in OR.

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  132. I love homemade jams and jellies to eat all throughout the year. Yum! But I must admit that your new line of fabric also looks yummy just not in the eating way :).

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  133. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely looking book. And please put my name in for the Terrain scraps as well. Whenever I'm asked who my favourite designer is I always say you because I like your different lines consistently. But I've never owned any of your fabric...or even seen any of it in person. Sad eh? Would you also tell us how you do your basil infused olive oil? Thanks. (Google won't let me comment on your blog under my Google account so here's my e-mail rushant at northwestel dot net.)

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  134. Oh my, how I would love to take some of those scraps off your hands! I had never made jam before, but got to help a friend make strawberry freezer jam a couple weeks ago and my kids cannot get enough of it!

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  135. I would love to win the book, but even happier to win some scraps of Terrain. I have already been checking ebay and etsy to see if anyone has any Terrain for sale. No luck yet. Thanks, I love your fabric collections.

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  136. I see how this book can be really dangerous ...! Fabric and food, a yummy combination! And you made me crave peanut butter now! :-D

    Also, I'm kinda sorta a bit interested (*big understatement*) in some Terrain scraps!!!

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  137. Your post made me hungry! Gudrun's book sounds wonderful.
    I would love to be entered to win some Terrain scraps too. I LOVE the colors in this collection!!! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  138. sounds great to win fabric scraps!! I have some of your 12 days of Christmas fabric and today I am sewing some charm squares...really love this fabric line! The basil recipe sounds great....can't get enough basil in recipes!!

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  139. All I can say is OH MY. That book looks amazing and 48 lbs. of fabric is more than my son weighs, so holy cannoli! You are very generous to share!

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  140. This book looks awesome! Thank you for hosting the giveaway! And if you need to be relieved of some of your scraps, I'm ALWAYS willing to take some. :) So you can ship some my way, I won't be upset at all by it. :)

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  141. I love your basil olive oil recipe... I will try it!! I will be really happy to help you out with your box of scraps!
    Hugs

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  142. What a bunch of scraps! Can't wait to see Gudrun's book for her scrap ideas. I have plenty of scraps already, but one can always use more!!

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  143. Oh I would love to win. And who doesn't want a pile of new scraps to play with! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  144. :::jumps up and down like a crazy woman:::

    I would love scraps from this collection!

    Really cute project that "Jelly Jar".

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  145. Would love the book and/or the box of goodies. Having my mom's and mother-in-law's strawberry jam is the best. May have to try the basil oil, never have done anything like that.

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  146. Sounds like a great book. I love the tablerunners and I'm always game for new recipes. Thanks for your instructions on basil olive oil. I didn't know you could freeze olive oil. I've had some go rancid and I really hate that. I love strips of fabric too. Thanks

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  147. Now THAT is a box of scraps! I think that puts my collection to shame. I promise if I win some of that lusciousness that I will share the love with others too. ;)

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  148. Quilting books and fabric scraps are two of my favorite things. Would love to win either! I did not know they made peanut butter with flax seeds. Will have to check for that at the grocery. I'm kinda like your grandpa. I love putting strawberry preserves on hot cornbread:) Thanks for this fun review of Gundrun's book. I don't think I could face the hot fudge cake quilt either:) Hope you have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!

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  149. I would love to help you with these scraps. I am dreaming of a scrappy quilt for my next project.
    duchsfearl.blogspot.com

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  150. OK, that basil/olive oil sounds amaaazing! We always have basil plants in the garden so this is definitely something I will be trying. And of course, I'd love some of those scraps! - Beautiful! (I just finished a quilt using Fandango and I love, love, love how it turned out!)

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  151. Ms. Spain, I love you. I already have money set aside to own a large collection of Terrain (to add to my collection of Verna, 12 Days and Central Park).

    So I apologize in advance for being negative.

    If anyone would like to make herb-infused olive oil, DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST. If the herbs end up in the jar and any moisture is left in them, and is not refrigerated and/or kept too long, the oil can begin growing botulism and become deadly. There are warnings all over the internet(including the FDA and a TON of other sites) about garlic- and/or herb-infused olive oil.

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  152. Wow - would I love those scraps! I JUST finished the top of a Roman Stripe - kind of addicting - mindless stitching! Your scraps would be perfect for a charity quilt I'd make! The basil recipe sounds great! Thank your for your generosity!

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  153. Thanks for the giveaway!
    And sure I´d love to help you with these scraps!

    sonjasews(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  154. I love your new line of fabric, I've been admiring it for quite some time and would be happy to help you with some of your scraps.
    Thanks for participating with Gudrun, it's always fun to break up the day by reading a blog from such a creative soul.

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  155. I'd be honoured to help you out with that box of scraps ;o) Thanks for the giveaway! P.S. I love the 'Jolly Woods' table runner!

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  156. I have to tell you how lucky I was to find a jelly roll of Verna this past weekend! I have always loved your lines and never got any, so I was thrilled to find this!

    I would LOVE to have some Terrain scraps! Scrappy, from-my-stash quilts are my thing lately! Someday I'll get around to making more table runners. Probably when the table isn't covered with sewing projects. Thank you!

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  157. Wow. That is one humungo box to get in the mail. I bet your FedEx man needed Ben-Gay that night. :) Enter me in. Scraps sound like fun.

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  158. What a super fun summer picnic blanket they would make!!

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  159. the book looks divine and please include me in the scraps giveaway - both giveaways are fabulous!

    bess :)

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  160. I'd love to have some Terrain! I'm already dreaming of what to do with those purple/indigo/blue prints...

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  161. I can sum it up with one word. YES

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  162. I'll take the scraps and a book! Lovin' the Jelly Jar!

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  163. Gudgrun's patterns look great with your fabric. Love the Christmas Strip to Be Square quilt. Would love receiving your fabric strips whick would be perfect for the Leftover Patterns section. Thank you.

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  164. Ooh, fun! What a fabulous box of goodness. Thinking anyone would be crazy not to want in on this giveaway! Would love to win both!

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  165. Scraps???? I'd never call them that! Those pieces are totally worthy of a quilting project in my house. I hope that I win!

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  166. Well that's a toss up. Guess the book would be my first choice but if my name doesn't pop up and it probably won't-I have never, ever won a drawing, include me in the box of scraps. And what a good idea for olive oil

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  167. Those scraps would be INCREDIBLE! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  168. Yes, to the scraps! I can think of many, many wonderful projects to use them in. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. Gundren's book is great. Happy quilting!

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  169. This is looking to be such a fun book!! Can't wait to see it. I'd love to win some scraps. I'm also looking forward to your new line. I's always fun to see all the new lines coming out, and then to think of the possibilites!!!

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  170. Yes, Yes, Yes to the scraps! And the book sounds wonderful too!

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  171. I'd love to help with your scraps :o) I wish my postman brought packages so big!

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  172. I would love to win the book and the scraps! I'm trying to collect enough scraps to make my first scrap quilt and the more variety the better. Thanks for the chance to win both of these great items.

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  173. I have become more and more interested in the book as the blog tour continues! I would love to be put in the hat for some terrain scraps. Its one of the lines I am planning on buying when it comes out. Thank you!

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  174. Okay...seriously....I'm going to do some research on infused oils, but the thing that is REALLY making my mouth water is the chance to win some strips of your new line!!!!! OMG!!! I have been SOOO in love with it since the day it was announced!!! September can't come quick enough! (is that still when it's available in shops?) I LOVED Central Park...but boy...this chubby girl will strip for some strips of Terrain!!! :)

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  175. Oh.my.gosh. Would I like to win these? WOULD I? You BET I would! It would be like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one. I do love your newest line!

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  176. That book looks great! What a lovely box of scraps, could have a lot of fun with that!

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  177. books and scraps - how divine!!!

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  178. I would love it if the mailman would leave me a box of scraps and a book. Thanks for the chance.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  179. I would love to win either the book or the scraps. Your designs are wonderful. I am currently working on a quilt with a fandango jelly roll, love it! Terrain is fabulous as well! Keep up the good work!
    Thank you
    janinewight101@gmail.com

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  180. would love this....i am a big fan of your fabric lines. Always gorgeous!!!

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  181. OMG Kate......that is a box of gold......would love to win some of your scrapes...luv, luv, luv your fabric lines and Terrain is gorgeous. It is on my want list. Thanks for the chance to win the Table Top book and some of the Terrain scraps. I'd be dancing in Michigan if they found their way to my mailbox.....(o:

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  182. I now have scrap ENVY! Oh, you should not have included the photo!! Seriously, I love scraps! They look so inviting...

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  183. I would love to help you out with those great scraps, send any you don't want my way.
    Reach me at jge.l@nf.sympatico.ca

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  184. Thank you for participating in the table talk blog tour. I loved your fabric line that she used in her jelly jar runner. Thanks for the chance to win a book. I would also love to help you out with those awesome scraps!!

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  185. What a fun book! I would also luv to get my paws on some Terrain..I love all your fabric lines and Terrain is fab! Lisa in Texas
    lalebla at yahoo dot com

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  186. Scraps - of Terrain - yes please - enter me into the drawing for the scraps.
    Gudrun's book looks interesting. I can see some of these table runners in Flurry too. Thanks for the stop on the blog book tour.

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  187. I would LOVE to win .. scraps make the best cushions in the world!
    rdrew@orcon.net.nz

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  188. Who wouldn't love Kate Spain fabric scraps?! I love all your lines and Terrain is no exception. I'm still working on a quilt with my beautiful Verna fabric.

    I would love the book as well. It's on my (very long) to-do list to make a table runner for my table. I think they'd make great gifts too.

    Elise
    emgammill@gmail.com

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  189. Oh yes, oh yes.... I would love to play with these scraps!!!

    Cindy
    sewunique1@aol.com

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  190. Oh my goodness - take those scraps off your hands? In a New York City minute!!!!! We could put them to such good use in our quilt ministry - plus have all the enjoyment of working with your beautiful fabrics!!!

    The book looks interesting too - I love the Verna table topper - it's going on the bucket list!!

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  191. What a great giveaway. I love books and scraps. Thanks for offering to share.

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  192. Preserving homegrown goodness--yum! Gudrun's book sounds delightful. I'd love to have some of those Terrain scraps to play with, too.

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  193. OOoohhhh!!!! I'd gladly take some of these off your hands!

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  194. Those scraps look just delightful. I would love to give them a good home. :)

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  195. Would love to help you with your scraps - thanks for the opportunity. Liked your table talk. Annmarie (tegens@charter.net)

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  196. I am sure to find inspiration in those scraps. Lovely!

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  197. Hi Kate! I've enjoyed the Table Talk blog tour and would love to win the book you're giving away! Also....count me in for Terrain scraps!!! That's my next line of yours to buy. I've loved everything you've designed and can't get enough of it all! Thanks for the chance.

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  198. wow. terrain scraps ...are you kidding? would love some to add to all my scraps that I don't throw away and have tons of ideas for!

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  199. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE some Terrain scraps!!! That is one of my favorite lines to come out of quilt market. I wish I could have attended but I have been following all the blogs, and I have LOVED all the pictures I have seen of Terrain. So, any bit would be great!!!

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