February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day Splendid Giveaway

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's time to share some love and to celebrate the 100-block Splendid Sampler with a big giveaway! Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are hosting a giveaway with 5 fantastic prizes. There are also a bunch of other designers giving goodies away today — including me (keep reading to enter). To find out more about how to enter all the other giveaways, head over to the Splendid Sampler website!

Next month, Early Bird will ship out to quilt shops and we're so excited about that! This collection is perfect for spring-ie, Easter-ie projects and we have a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE to giveaway to one lucky winner. 
To enter to win, just leave a comment briefly telling us what you enjoyed most about the Splendid Sampler project and what's next on your "to make" list. 
One entry per person, please. 
All entries must be posted here by no later than February 21 at 9 PM Eastern Time.
We will announce the random winner here on February 22.
Good luck!
Kate

314 comments:

  1. I loved working with the 6" blocks.....and the details created by the small,pieces.

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  2. I enjoyed learning new skills and pushing myself to try new techniques. I used to think 2 1/2 inches was tiny, now it seems hugh!

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  3. I enjoyed all the different ways of making the blocks, applique, paper piecing, etc.

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  4. My favorite part was seeing all the different renditions of the same block. My next project is a pattern called tattoo by Beyond the Reef.

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  5. I love all the different ways to make the blocks. A pieced strawberry quilt

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  6. I love samplers because I learn techniques that I might otherwise try. My next project is, believe it or not, another sampler!

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  7. Loved following along and making one here and there, learning something new! Next on my list is Long Time Gone.... so excited!! 💕

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  8. I loved that there were blocks that were out of the ordinary. Something new in a sampler quilt. My next project is a tablerunner for a gift.

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  10. The thing I found the best part of the sampler was how many people from all around the world participated! Amazing that distance means nothing when people have an interest in common!
    Next up? A scrappy raspberry kiss quilt!

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  11. I really liked that they were 6 inch blocks and I was able to just use fabric that I had. I am way behind in making my blocks but my challenge is to finish them and make my Quilt!!

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  12. I enjoyed playing around with alternate color/value placements and seeing how different the blocks could look. Next project? I really need to deal with some of the WIP pile first, but I have an idea for my Grand Canal precuts (recent birthday gift) that is simmering.

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  13. Seeing people add in little things here and there to make blocks their own (such as a landmark from their town in the Skyscraper block).

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  14. I enjoyed learning many new techniques and meeting many new designers. Plus seeing the fantastic creativity and variation of all those sewing along was really inspirational. Really fun to be part of it all. Enjoyed it to the last block (yours), and can't wait to get the sashing done. But then how do I Quilt it?

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  15. I love the sense of community, friends that you just haven't met yet. I also enjoyed seeing all the different fabric choices everyone's made, scrappy, rainbow, using only 1 designers line...Next on my list is to clean and organize my sewing room. It's on my list, not saying that it'll happen soon but it is next on my list.

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  16. I loved getting a new blocks delivered to my mailbox! Next up - making a few more of them - a little behind!

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  17. Each time I worked on a block, the realization that sister quilters all over the globe were working on the same project... being a part of something bigger than just little Ole me.... my favorite part of this SS year

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  18. I didn't get to finish mine but I loved the variety and yet simplicity of the blocks. I'm still very much a beginner and love learning new things but having them be approachable enough to not get overwhelmed. Next up for me are some hot pads to practice fmq and make birthday presents!

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  19. I loved the variety of blocks, some I don't think I will ever make, but others I want make an entire quilt. My next project is to make some pillow shams to match a quilt I'm quilting right now. Both are a gift to my sister-in-law.

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  20. My favorite part was, every Sunday and Thursday for the last year, logging in to the website to check out the latest block. I have been able to learn of quilt designers that I had never heard of, and start following their work.

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  21. I was inspired by all the different designs..I think I might change a couple and make a quilt for my grand daughter.

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  22. Hi Kate...
    Although I loved the fabric colors and different interpretations of the blocks in the Splendid Sampler, I think my most favorite part was all the friends I have made, and the world wide ability of camaraderie that was united thru a common goal of sewing the same 6.5" blocks together to make a quilt... just staggering! Although mine are not completed, they are being worked in everyday, and will be until I finish! Because I have friends that will help keep me in my toes about it, until it is done! Haaa haaa!! It's been a good year... and although I didn't finish mine, I sure made certain that I went to the site and commented on the others that had posted, & helped wherever I could!

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  23. Mom never told me about glue and starch,paper piecing and all the magical doors these tools and techniques opened up! Loved being surprised by each block and my ability to sometimes do them well! Starting on Farmers wife 1930's. The Splendid experience has given me wings! Haha

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  24. I enjoyed all the variety and lessons learned during this process....next on my list (after finishing the splendid sampler) is finishing 4 other tops that are done and waiting to be quilted, then I'm sure another quilt along will be starting somewhere!!

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  25. I loved following along and seeing all the different versions of the blocks. Next up I want to make a postage stamp quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. I love the variety of the blocks and different skills involve din making them. My next project is to make a bag with lots of pockets. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  27. I am doing a Christmas quilt using Kate Spain fabric. Then I have a fat quarted bundle of Kate's batiks I have to decide on a pattern .

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  28. I totally enjoy that the sampler was a mystery and that so many great designers made block patterns for it! On my list is finishing some projects I've started and a new table runner.

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  29. I loved seeing all the different fabrics the blocks were done in! My list for this week has a patriotic quilt I want to get quilted and finished.

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  30. I loved the mix of blocks, pieced, applique and especially embroidery.

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  31. I loved all the different skills I used to make up this fabulous quilt. I am ready to start a special quilt for my daughter's 30 birthday.

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  32. I loved the splendid sampler blocks as a skill builder. It also helped me to see how these relatively small blocks could work together as a group. I also love that the blocks can be used standalone for small projects. Thanks to all the designers. Next on my list is to combine several of the sewing theme blocks as a wall hanging for my sewing space.

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  33. My favorite parts of this big project was meeting so many wonderful designers and the variety of blocks. My next projects will be a few baby quilts for gifts and charity. I'm doing one with all 60 degree triangles and a couple with the squares arranged to make plus signs.

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  34. I loved seeing the difference fabric choices made in all of the blocks. My next project is the Stonefields quilt - I'm so excited about this pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. It was fun to see the different look each block had when made with such a variety of fabrics. Next up is a Dizzy Daisy quilt, I just happened to have a layer cake of the Kashmir fabric that Jenny used in the tutorial, so how can I resist?

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  36. I really enjoyed the Splendid sampler and seeing all the different takes on the same block. I loved learning new things. My next project will be making a cape for my son, and finishing up a bunch of UFO's including my Splendid Sampler quilt.

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  37. Enjoyed all the creativity.....next project is finishing quilt show entries
    k2sews@hotmail.com

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  38. I learnt so much making this quilt, it really pushed me out of my comfort zone, encouraged me to try things I would never have done otherwise, thank you :-)

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  39. I haven't actually made the blocks myself, but I helped my mom design hers which was fun for me! Next I really want to make matching quilts for my girls beds. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I am totally new to social media quilting, but I love the idea of a sew-along and loved seeing the blocks and quilts come together. What a great way to learn new things and stay motivated! I'd love to try one! I just finished a postage stamp quilt and am getting back to work on a pinwheel quilt I started last year.

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  41. I loved seeing all the great possibilities of 6 inch blocks. I have been used to using larger ones. I'm currently working on a Dresden, then an Orange Peel using your Horizon line (which I've been hoarding but am now going to actually USE!) Yeah!!

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  42. There was so much I enjoyed about the Sampler but the best thing was seeing all the different fabrics that people chose and how different the blocks looked. As a reaction to all those tiny pieces in 6" blocks, I want to do more improv work.

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  43. I enjoyed the variety of all the blocks. I'm working on a solids quilt right now.

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  44. I loved the worldwide community of support and encouragement.

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  45. I love that photo of the birds and nest. I am still working on my Splendid sampler. I just finished prepping some embroidery blocks. I so enjoyed looking forward to the blocks each week and seeing the photos of everyone's finished blocks.

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  46. I really liked the feeling of community I had while I was working on the blocks! Thanks!

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  47. This project forced me to learn new things and I've loved it. I'd like to enlarge some of my favourite blocks and make some other quilts. Thank you!

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  48. Lo que mas me ha gustado de este proyecto es que ha sido a nivel mundial, pensar que personas de todo el mundo han hecho el mismo proyecto es increible
    ancarmil@hotmail.com

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  49. I enjoyed most was seeing so many different colorways used in the blocks and the wide variety of creative block-makers! Next on my to-sew list is a baby gift for a great-nephew. He'll get two personalized bibs from his auntie!

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  50. Enjoyed seeing all the blocks. On to do list - finish a queen size quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  51. Such a wide variety of blocks. I have three quilts ready to be quilted. Thanks.

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  52. I loved the entire journey! From beginner blocks to intermediate & difficult ones. From pieced to paper-pieced to embroidery, all the blocks were spectacular! My next project will be the Moda Blockheads!

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  53. I really enjoyed the challenge of it all and working with different techniques. My next project is my youngest sons twin size bed quilt. He is moving up to his "big boy" bed!

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  54. I loved how helpful everyone was. I learned tons of great tips from other splendid sampler quilters along the way. The Facebook group was a lot of fun. Seeing everyone's fabric choices and how much we've improved over the course of a year. Thanks Jane and Pat and all the designers

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  55. I loved seeing all the fabric choices and how different the blocks can look. What project next? It may be to do the sashing on 25 Splendid sampler blocks so I can layer the 50 blocks I have done for a reversible wall hanging.

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  56. So fun being surprised by a new block twice a week!! Also enjoyed seeing others blocks and color choices. I've still got a ways to go to finish mine

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  57. I liked the variety of the blocks and six inch size. carolann427@aol.com

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  58. I enjoyed visiting the different designers sites as each block was posted and seeing what fabrics were used in their blocks. Next up for me is an Easter wall hanging for my grandchildren. Thank you at the chance for your giveaway.

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  59. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netFebruary 14, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    I enjoyed the variety of all the blocks and of all the sample blocks that were shown with each block. It was also fun to visit the blogs of the different designers.

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  60. The best part of these blocks was each one was different and some where quite challenging for me.

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  61. I like that so many different designers participated. Made for a very interesting assortment of blocks! I've been making little dumpling zip pouches today. I've made 3 and feel the urge to make more -- little things are so cute and fun!

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  62. My favorite part was feeling that I improved so many techniques and also the Facebook group was just super! I am working on Sara Fielke's 2017 BOM and also started The New Hexagon Milliefiore quilt.

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  63. I loved all the different renditions of the same block and how people personalized them with different themes and other details.

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  64. I love all the different techniques. What a great way to learn new skills!

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  65. This was a fascinating project! So interesting to see all the different interpretations of the blocks! I have already preordered a copy of the book so that I can finally get started on doing some! Thanks for the chance! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. It was never boring ! Lots of different kinds of blocks and sewing abilities. Thank You !!

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  67. this was a fun BOM. I enjoyed the most that there were many different types of blocks, piecing, PP, applique, etc.

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  68. I think that the best thing, for me, was the variety of embroidered, appliqued and pieced blocks. Never had a sampler that incorporated all of those - even sometimes in one block!!!

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  69. Really enjoyed this quilt-along - in fact, my next quilting project is going to be another quilt-along sampler. Kate - love your fabrics and I am going to use some of the Early Bird colour palette as inspiration when I stitch up Block #100 later today. Hooray!

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  70. I enjoyed challenging myself and learning new techniques. I really want to complete another large sampler project called "Women of the Bible". I can't wait to sew more!

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  71. Happy Valentine’s Day! Loved the Happy Colors used!Next up for me is finally opening my "Aria" Layer Cake and making a new quilt<Yea! Thanks for sharing a great giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  72. Para mi ha sido todo un descubrimiento el mundo del patchwork guiada por todas vosotras, siempre he tenido el gusanillo de empezar con el patch pero no me atrevia porque no sabia nada de nada y estaba segura que una vez que comenzara en este mundo tan maravilloso me iba a enganchar fuertemente, y asi ha sido.
    he podido aprender con vosotras desde cero pues como digo no sabia nada de patch, no he podido terminar al tiempo por problemas con mi maquina, pero los tengo todos preparados y cortados para cuando me llegue pues me he comprado una bernina y ya el primer dia ya no le funciona el teclado asi que casi sin poder probarla ya se ha ido al servicio tecnico.
    siempre os tendre en mi memoria pues de todas vosotras he aprendido ha entusiarmarme en este mundo del patch.
    asi que....muchas muchas gracias por vuestra generosidad y tiempo en un mundo en el que no hay mucha gente que quiera compartir su arte sin esperar nada a cambio.
    os seguire ya en el silencio.
    un beso muy muy cariñoso.

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  73. Next up is finishing all the UFO;s that piled up while making blocks. I really enjoyed the creativity, brushing up on rusty skills, and seeing how different the blocks looked when made in different colorways.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  74. I really enjoyed all the creative quilters from around the world. So much inspiration !!

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  75. Thank you for the giveaway. What I enjoyed the most was doing something different each time a new block was posted. I really love scrappy and this project is very scrappy. I think my next project will also be a scrappy quilt.

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  76. My favorite part of participating in the QAL was the twice weekly surprising blocks-I'll really miss that. Even though I started the sampler to use up a box of blue scraps, I'm working on another quilt made from the same scraps-seems I added more fabric along the way!

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  77. favorite part was learning new ideas and techniques

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  78. I really enjoyed seeing each new block. Such a nice variety of them. Thank you for the giveaway. Love your new line!

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  79. Very nice was the visit to all the blogs and see the explanation of how to make the block and sometimes a different way of using the block. So much variety. I learned lots about the sewing and about the quilters.

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  80. I loved reading all of the posts around the world, all speaking in our common language and supporing one another. Each time I got on I tried to 'like' as many posts as I could, since all were so brave to post their work.

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  81. My favorite thing was seeing the different blocks from people all around the world - they were all so fantastic! Next on my "to make" list: I'm working on the quilt "Portage Lake" by Minick and Simpson in colors based on your Canyon line!

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  82. I enjoyed learning all the different techniques and seeing how everyone interpreted the different designs. Inspired by all the creativity.

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  83. I loved getting many different quilting patterns!

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  84. It was fascinating to see all the different fabric choices. I liked being challenged. I'm not overly fond of embroidery. So, A lot of the blocks were like pulling teeth! I still have a few more blocks that I want to complete.

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  85. thank you for your lovely block... I enjoyed using so many different techniques for these blocks.. my next project is all hand work in reverse applique
    Hugz

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  86. I enjoyed the different techniques and fabric selections. So interesting to see all the different variations. It was wonderful to see blocks by my favorite designers and to be introduced to new designers. Pat and Jane did a fantastic job creating this quilt a long. Kudos to both of them. Next for me will be a scrappy quilt.

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  87. I loved the variety of blocks! So many different approaches and methods to do things :) My next make on my to do with list is Dashing (from Coriander Quilts) using my stash of Horizon fabric!

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  88. I loved learning new quilting techniques and seeing everyone's blocks.

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  89. I loved the surprise factor - which designer, which pattern, which technique! Always a good surprise though :) Now to get on and finish it

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  90. Loved seeing the different takes on the same block. Next project is using the Nest pattern.

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  91. It was great seeing all the blocks and the different fabrics that was used. It was wonderful

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  92. The suspense twice a week was great, I loved the anticipation and new techniques. Next up is finishing some row by row things that took a back seat during the Sampler.

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  93. I like the diversity of the blocks and it has been great visiting all the Blogs. I plan on working on The Splendid Sampler as soon as I finish the 2 projects I have going now.

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  94. I enjoyed picking fabrics - something different for every block, even though I had a collection to work from. Still working on my Sampler, but I plan to work on a log cabin quilt. Or two!

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  95. The variety in the blocks and the little stories each designer shared to go with her/his block. Such fun.

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  96. Still have some patterns I want to make. Great variety of different styles.

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  97. I also loved the variety of blocks. The piecing and accurate seams was also much needed help. I have several projects for the future, one being to complete more Splendid Sampler blocks.

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  98. I loved making blocks in every aspect of quilting. It was so great to see everyone's blocks and the special things they did to make each block their own. I plan to do The Quilt Shows BOM by Sue Garman

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  99. I loved the variety and teaching involved. I enjoyed learning so much and meeting new people.

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  100. I love the fact that so many designers took time out of their schedule to design and teach us about their process in designing the squares. I also appreciated the free tutorials to help improve our skills.

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  101. I enjoyed the variety of techniques.

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  102. hi - this is the first mystery quilt I have attempted - I was very nervous about doing it but so glad I did. I was taken from my comfort zone - I had never paper-pieced before. Now I love it. Really enjoy seeing blocks from all over the 'world' and glad to be a part of the journey. I am currently doing my sampler QAYG and doing the UFO Challenge, The Solstice Challenge and The Children's Library. Keep sewing...

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  103. I like that no two blocks were the same, and some were challenging.

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  104. I enjoyed the vast variety! I am currently working on an insulated casserole cover (kinda boring but needed) and have about five other projects "on deck" including, the 2017 Fig Tree Mystery Sampler, Little Ruby FQS Quilt pattern, Cascading Colorwash from my Quilter's Planner, and a log cabin baby quilt.

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  105. I love looking at everyone's blocks and seeing all the different fabric choices! Next up for me is a kaleidoscope quilt!

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  106. I enjoyed the community of quilters that grew around this project and supported each other--the best part was the Splenderettes!
    I'm trying an improv quilt-along and a Modern quilt-along next... both new for me!

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  107. I enjoyed seeing how everyone interpreted the blocks..so much individuality!

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  108. As a new quilter and mostly self taught I loved trying new techniques without a major commitment!

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  109. I have enjoyed how unique each block was (thank you, designers) and seeing everyone's beautiful blocks! I will be starting the Solstice blocks, the Children's Library, as well as finishing up my Farm Vintage quilt!

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  110. I love how creative each block is. So many possibilities! Aren't women so very clever? That is my very favorite part!

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  111. I've enjoyed all the different designs My next project is a Fall inspired quilt.

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  112. I enjoyed all the different techniques. My next project is to finish several UFOs.

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  113. I enjoyed seeing such a variety of blocks and techniques. My next project is a birthday quilt for my daughter which is prepped and ready to sew. I'll continue to make my splendid sampler blocks this year too!

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  114. I enjoyed that everyone worked together but at their own pace. My next project is a lap quilt for my mother in law. Good luck everyone!! angielovesgary2at gmaildotcom

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  115. Wow this is my first time visiting this blog... And I already love all the inspiration that is posted here. I can't wait to scroll though the splendid sampler posts! Up "next" on my to make list: my very first quilt ever. I have compiled way too much fabric already. ��

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  116. I have enjoyed the incredible variety of looks that are achieved when each quiltmaker puts his/her own stash (and heart!) into the project. Amazing eye candy! And thanks for the great giveaway Kate. I love your fabric!

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  117. I love all the different techniques used in the different blocks and seeing them all made in different fabrics. I haven't made any of the blocks yet but hope to get started on them soon. I am working on a mystery quilt now, but when I get it done I have two small panel quilt s that are next on the list to make.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Sandy A in St. Louis

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  118. I love how everyone made it their own.

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  119. I enjoyed bits and pieces of the process I didnt find this blog until late. Inspired to join in next time. I have a queen size on the wall- Pretty turquise Paisley didn't like the original design or secondary fabric that I put together, but I have found new color palette and instead of coins I am doing migrating geese(first time), and I like it so much better.

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  120. I loved the variety of all the blocks!! I have made all the blocks. Mostly in spurts. I always have many projects going on. Now on to the next finish. And I have a great idea how to put together my SS blocks. Just need to find the time.

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  121. I most enjoyed trying out new techniques that I would have never tried out otherwise. I learned a lot and really built up my skills by doing this project. Next project? Putting the blocks together and quilting it....then something with much larger blocks! :)

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  122. I love how every quilter makes each block their own

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  123. Love that it's a great stash buster in my creation! And, loving all these amazing designer/artists coming together to keep us even busier! Awesome job!!!

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  124. I haven't actually started this yet. I've been working a king size quilt that is a gift, but look forward to doing the splendid sampler in the future. :)

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  125. I enjoyed trying lots of new techniques. Next for me is trying a one block wonder quilt, and a batik star quilt.

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  126. I enjoyed learning that I really can make two blocks a week! My next project is assembling basket blocks I created 9 years ago.

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  127. I am a new quilter, I would love to do baby blocks i saw a pattern that had a flower on top and the sides of the block ... I fell in love with it.. does anyone know who the person that make the pattern is? or how i can find this? I am really impressed with this site, alot of people on here trying to win the prize! So i know this blog is used daily, and alot :) Great because I am going to have a lot of questions !

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  128. I am a new quilter, I would love to do baby blocks i saw a pattern that had a flower on top and the sides of the block ... I fell in love with it.. does anyone know who the person that make the pattern is? or how i can find this? I am really impressed with this site, alot of people on here trying to win the prize! So i know this blog is used daily, and alot :) Great because I am going to have a lot of questions !

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  129. I really enjoyed the fact that it was a mystery quilt along. I might have been intimidated had I seen the whole quilt to begin with but doing it as two blocks a week was very manageable. Thanks for a fun project

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  130. I was amazed by the creativity of the designers, and I was awed by the interpretations of the makers. What could be done with tiny pieces of fabrics was unbelievable.

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  131. I've enjoyed brushing up on my embroidery skills and seeing all the variety of people's color combinations. Next up? A portrait quilt of my grandfather playing the violin!

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  132. What I've enjoyed the most is the diversity of fabrics everyone chose, and reading all the post of those that thoughtthey couldn't do a block and then their thrill at learning a new technique and how happy they became with their progress. The sharing of my fellow quilters and the support shown for new quilters was terrific and inspiring. Than you and all the other designers for this wonderful journey.

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  133. My first time making six inch blocks, a real challenge. I didn't make a couple of the blocks, just couldn't get my head around the directions. It was a great learning experience though.

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  134. I think my favorite part about the Splendid Sampler was the hand embroidery. I found I really enjoyed that and missed it when I didn't have any to do. Love your fabric!

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    1. And, my next project....Why, another Splendid Sampler, of course!

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  135. I loved seeing how different every blocked looked with the different fabric choices. I loved learning new techniques. My next project is hand appliqué the Ladies of the Sea by the late Sue Garman!!

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  136. I love the different block designs and seeing all the pretty fabrics! I just finished a smaller hand sewn hexagon blanket so I'd like to try a larger quilt on my sewing machine. I'm still a little new to all this :)

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  137. I loved the variety of blocks and learning new techniques. Next up is a hand sewing project as we travel Africa.

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  138. I loved seeing all the different blocks that everyone came up with to use for inspiration.

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  139. I loved all of the techniques, and getting back into stitchery topped the list of techniques that were most enjoyable. Not that I don't love piecing, and applique. Combining them in some cases was a real treat.

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  140. I enjoyed getting better at and learning new techniques making the blocks. My new love is paper piecing!

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  141. I love all the variety and so many great techniques for one block. I'm making an Illusion quilt at the moment.

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  142. My favorite part was the learning experience. I learnt so much, I finally learnt paper piecing... it has being such a wonderful learning challenge for me!
    Next project: tackle the remaining blocks I'm behind because sometimes I got sidetracked while sewing gifts :)

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  143. I only got three blocks done, but I followed the FB page faithfully, downloaded all the patterns and checked out each and every blogger. I think what I learned best was that it was very important to me to be selective in my fabrics from the start. Even though I think I like scrappy quilts, the colors still need to be curated.

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  144. The variety blocks and differnt techniques and also the link party to see how a block change with the fábri you choose .It's been a great yrar.

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  145. It was my first time doing applique. And now I love needle turn applique.

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  146. I enjoyed seeing how everyone's blocks looked so different, depending on their fabric choices. Next on my quilting To do list is to finish up some quilts in my big pile of UFO's, mostly needing their backs to be pieced and then to be quilted.

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  147. I enjoyed the great Community that was created around this project. My next project is a 60degree triangle quilt for my sister. :)

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  148. Me ha encantado trabajar con ustedes.
    Cada semana me gustaban más los bloques y me alucinaba ver como el mismo bloque podía ser tan diferente según la tela que pusieras.besos.

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  149. I enjoyed the variety of techniques used in the blocks, rather than just traditional patchwork.

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  150. I loved seeing the different colour combinations, but especially reading moose muse's stories, and seeing the lovely snowmen. Great additions to wonderful quilts. My next sewing adventure is to make personalised superhero toys for my family

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  151. I enjoyed looking at how each designer starting quilting or a little bit about there life. Then the blocks !!! They are fantastic as are the designers that designed them. My next project is to finish the binding on two quilts !!!

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  152. Thank you Kate for your lucky last SS block! Goodness, hard to say what was the best thing about SS. Anticipation of the next block, new friendships, everyone's encouragement and creative talent, global generosity, personal accomplishments, awesome blocks, and a beautiful quilt to treasure. After joining and sashing this one, I'll be doing a QAYG alphabet kids quilt.

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  153. I enjoyed all of the different techniques used in the blocks, and variations on the classic blocks! Love your new fabric!!
    Susie

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  154. There are so many things I enjoyed! I think I liked the variety of the blocks and the different color combinations that made each block unique.

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  155. I have loved sewing along. Although I have not kept up through the year I almost am half way there. I love that I tried at least two new things, paper piecing (I really love this) and a little free motion quilting, I have a long way to go with that one. It has been a fun year and I plan on continuing on until I have enough blocks for a twin size quilt. Since this project is not finished that is first. My next is a quilt for one of my three daughters.

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  156. I really enjoyed being part of such an exciting project. Sharing tips and watching videos and seeing the creativity from all the people was so fun. Looking forward to two days a week for the new blocks and then seeing everyone's, that posted, work! It was a thrill. I have to mention too the words of encouragement I received from these women was very good for my soul too!

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  157. I loved being able to learn more quilting tips with a group doing the same things. Always wanted to learn paper piecing and brushed up my dormant embroidery skills. So much fun!

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  158. I loved being able to learn more quilting tips with a group doing the same things. Always wanted to learn paper piecing and brushed up my dormant embroidery skills. So much fun!

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  159. I loved the challenge of the Splendid Sampler. Next, I'm going to do a few small projects as a breather.

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  160. I really sharpened all my piecing skills and learned to EPP!

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  161. Learned many new skills and I love small blocks! Thank you.

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  162. I think the mystery of the whole project was so much fun. Looking every week to see what the two new blocks were was exciting. I found that I was able to hone my skills on cutting and sewing accuracy throughout the year. Thank you to the whole SS team! My next project is to put all the squares together and find a fun way to free motion quilt them.

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  163. I never did applique before and it is not as hard as I thought it was!

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  164. I loved all the different block designs, the variety was fun!

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  165. Loved the different types of blocks and looking forward to the next 1 out. Making granddaughter a quilt next

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  166. I truly enjoyed traveling all over the world, reading about each designer.. .their tips, challenges they over come and sharing a bit about their lives. Inspiration came from so many avenues and challenges were accepted many times over! I've learned a lot in my skills and enjoyed trying new methods and techniques~ Next up on my quilting list is several projects... Of course a couple of BOMs but also a commissioned quilt I just need to get excited over!quiltlovefordomesticfelicity(at)gmail(dot)com

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  167. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful blocks created and being part of a global quilting community working on the same project. I am now working on a 25 year UFO!

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  168. The Splendid Sampler quilt helped me to stretch out of my comfort zone and try some new techniques. My next project is finishing some UFO's.

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  169. It was so fun seeing what the different designers did. I love the variety of blocks.

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  170. It was really great that so many different designers contributed their skills and talent to this project. I loved the stretch of so many different skills required to complete the different blocks. Next I would love to make something with the new Early Bird fabric. I was very upset when I first saw it and couldn't buy it immediately :-)

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  171. Doing something with other quilt lovers all over the world ... and seeing all their blocks.

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  173. Each block was fun and new. Learned a lot. Looking forward to a scrap quilt.

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  174. It is wonderful to see how each individual can create their own unique beauty whether they are a novice or seasoned quilter! I hope to create some beauty of my own by using some of these blocks in future creations😁

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  175. I enjoyed all of the different techniques. I hadn't ever done applique before and I love it. I have two grandbabies due this summer so I will be making baby quilts.

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  176. I enjoyed all the different techniques, nothing seemed overwhelming because I only had to do one. And tiny turned out to be fun. Thanks.

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  177. I enjoyed the different techniques. A great learning tooll.

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  178. It is so inspiring to see the creativity. It motivates me to do better; be better. Thanks.

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  179. I really enjoyed examining all the different versions of each block. It's amazing how different a block looks depending on which fabrics are used. This helped me immensely with my own color choices. My next project is,a UFO, T-shirt quilt.

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  180. I enjoyed the variety and learning about new designers.

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  181. I love the 6 inch blocks. I have used a couple of them for mug rugs.

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  182. I enjoyed the blocks and the variety of techniques. I will try to get a few more blocks finished next.

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  183. Hi Kate! I didn't make the Splendid Sampler project since I found out too late, so I guess I can't enter the giveaway, but still I just wanted to say I LOVE this and all your fabric lines!!! Colors, designs, patterns... Everything! They have a visual texture that is incredible, and a beautiful harmony.

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  184. Love, loved the journey. I am no longer intimidated by PP or Applique blocks. What a great idea to do this as a great big Quilt a long. The other quilters inspired me in so many ways. I also learned the importance of color placement. So glad I participated.

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  185. Since I hadn't quilted in 20 years I learned many, many things, such as foundation and English paper piecing. I am also learning what my "style" of quilting is (modern), and how to use color better.

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  186. I enjoyed brushing up on old skills and learning new skills. Next is to continue working on these blocks as well as teaching a Mystery Quilt class at my local Guild.

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  187. I enjoyed the challenge of new techniques!

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  188. I enjoyed all of the different takes on the blocks. My next sewing will be new pillow covers for my living room. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  189. I enjoyed getting back into the details of little blocks and really enjoyed watching Alyssa Thomas every night as she did the blocks. My next project is to finish my grandson's quilt.

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  190. I enjoyed getting back into the details of little blocks and really enjoyed watching Alyssa Thomas every night as she did the blocks. My next project is to finish my grandson's quilt.

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  191. I really enjoyed the variety of blocks and seeing how so many quilters made each one their own. I have plans to make a spring/Easter table runner next.

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  192. I loved seeing all the possibilities and seeing what each participant sewed as her interpretation. I'm working on a baby quilt now.

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  193. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful new blocks every week. Right now I'm working on a botanical quilt, getting ready for spring!

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  194. I love seeing all the different variations on the same block that people are making 😀 Next up is a baby quilt x

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  195. I enjoyed learning to do paper piecing. I had already tried EPP but I was so excited to learn the paper pieced blocks. I loved it and want to do more!
    I'm working on a Swoon quilt by Thimbleblossoms. And I have a few more waiting to be started also. :)

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  196. I enjoyed seeing all the creativity of both the designers and the quilters interpretation, it inspired me to start quilting. My next quilt is a Irish chain baby quilt because my sister in law is due in March.

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  197. loved that there were some many different techniques used. Next up is a quilt for my son's bed!

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