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Monday, December 10, 2012

Let's gear up for the holidays! (blog-hop party and a giveaway to start!)

There is so many things I could write about tonight - but first things fist:
It's time for another BLOG-HOP PARTY AND A GIVEAWAY!!
Yes Michelle at the wonderful Quilting Gallery is celebrating the 5th birthday and we all get to celebrate and have fun blog-hopping, commenting and of course winning some awesome giveaways! Speaking of giveaways - here is mine:
It is a bag of real quilter's candy - phenomenal Cherrywood Fabrics grab bag! If you ever tried it and touched it, you know what I mean, and if you didn't - well, you really should! :) It is amazing, hand dyed cotton in beautiful colors and this grab bag is  awesome mix of over 50 7"x10" pieces in so many different colors -just yummy! As a little spice to the mix, I am adding couple of spools of my favorite thread - Aurifil!
So, what do these colors inspire you to do? Do you love to use lots of colors in your quilts or just a few? Is applique your favorite thing to do? Let's talk! - leave me a comment in this post and any next post until next Sunday, December 16th for a chance to win! Of course, if you follow this little blog of mine or my Facebook page, let me know for additional entry and chance. Let the fun begin and good luck everyone!

OK - of course I am planning to have some fun too - tutorials and ideas coming, so stay tuned! (hey, I wasn't kidding when I said there is so much to talk about!)

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season,

Marija

246 comments:

  1. Faria uma bela peça com hexágonos ,que é a minha paixão.Obrigada .

    Feliz Natal!

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  2. WOW! I am stunned by your generosity. I would need to stare and hold these beautiful fabrics for a long time before ever making them into a project. They are beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win. A landscape quilt, however, comes right to mind the more I look at my future prize. (HA!)

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  3. I like to use lots of colours in my work!

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  4. I love color in my quilts. I should probably learn to tone it down a bit. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!

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  5. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I like to make bright and colourful quilts so this fabric would be great.

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  6. These fabrics are beautiful! They inspire me to do some sort of floral quilt, perhaps with a tulip theme. audiodropzone(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. such beautiful jewel tones!! love it

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  8. i love applique and i love colors. im a follower

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  9. I like to have lots of color in my quilts. My favorite quilts are stash busters or strip piecing. Thanks.

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  10. I've never heard of these fabrics before, so it would be a real treat to be able to work with them - thanks for the chance!

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  11. I'm a new follower through GFC and email updates. I live by those email updates! Glad to find you. You can check out my give away over at Mountain Quiltworks.

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  12. Gorgeous colors and such generosity. Thank you for the chance to win.

    I do a little bit of everything. I have fallen in love with fusible applique but want to try my hand at hand turn applique.

    I also do Paper piecing, piecing, etc.

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  13. I have not felt those fabrics before. I will have to check them out.

    I do love lots of color in my quilts. The more the merrier.

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  14. I use every color I can squeeze into a quilt. I typically will use close to 300-400 different fabrics in a quilt. The more, the merrier I always say.

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  15. Those colors inspire me to put more colors into my quilt, that green is amazing. Thanks. Vivian

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  16. They would definitely create an amazing rainbow quilt...something small, like a mini! Thank you.

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  17. I love to use lots of colors in my quilts! These fabrics are beautiful!

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  18. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I love to make scrappy quilt, this is so wonderful.

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  19. What a great giveaway! I love scrappy quilts, so there is usually a ton of color in my creations. Next year, I want to make a two-color quilt, though.

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  20. Amazing fabrics! I love using lots of color!

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  21. Oh pretty! I like to use colors but I'm slowly trying to figure out what colors go well togther. It's so funny how something that I just don't think will work looks amazing when you only have a splash of it. . I need more finishes to really get it down.

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  22. Wow..what a great little blog you have! I'm a new follower here and also on facebook. . yeah I'm following you just in time :)

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  23. i love working with solids! and have begun doing more and more hand stitching, and started some applique 'balls' this weekend. they are so much fun!

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  24. I will be a follower as soon as I click the required link

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  25. What neat fabrics! I love making string blocks and these would be great for them or for applique!

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  26. I follower your blog with GFC, thanks!

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  27. I love lots of color. I just found out i have cancer and want what could be my last quilt colorful. I think these colors would look great with black and using hst. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  28. Happy holidays to you as well! I love to use many, many fabrics and colors in my quilts; I am a real scrap lover! These colors are gorgeous.

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  29. Cherrywood fabrics are new to me. I am drifting toward working with solids, and they would fit right in.

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  30. I love to use lots of colors, the morecthe better. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. I am a regular follower of your blog!

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  32. I am a proud new follower via email babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  33. I'd make a lap quilt. I usually stick to one color, but I think the colors would work well because they're all solids. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  34. I'm a new follower on Google Reader.

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  35. What a huge bundle you're offering! So generous! Since I mostly do small projects I guess you could say they're scrappy, but I also like doing applique :)

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  36. Wow, what an amazing prize, I love using lots of different colours, piecing, applique, anything goes!

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  37. I love scrappy, multi-color quilts - with some green somewhere. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  38. I love two colour quilts (haven't made one YET) or scrap quilts. I am not a fan of rainbows generally but they are growing on me :) Great giveaway !!

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  39. what a nice bundle!! thanks for the chance!

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  40. I love your bundle. It is just gorgeous. I need to wn this please.

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  41. I am a new follower via email.

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  42. Cherrywood fabric is like butta!

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  43. Oh, yes, I use color! Thanks for the chance!

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  44. oh wow... gorgeous! i've been dying to make a ruby, pearl and opal quilt (from moda's bakeshop) and this would be perfect. yes, i love color!!

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  45. I'm a new follower! I fine myself always heading to orange. Recently made a few entries for a "water" theme show and was pleasantly surprised how much I love all those blues! Make mine colorful!!!

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  46. I really appreciate color and I cannot believe your giveway - bag of real quilter's candy and Aurifil thread. Boy, you sure will make a quilter really happy with all of this. Thank you for sharing and giving all of us a chance to win. Happy Holidays. I follow your blog and can't wait to see what is going to happen next.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  47. I love these fabrics! I love lots of colors, but I'm a minimalist. I prefer to use just a few colors at a time. (:

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  48. I use lots of color! Thank you for the generous giveaway.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  49. I follow you via e-mail! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  50. Thank you for such a generous giveaway. I usually use lots of colors in a quilt. These fabrics are so pretty, I'm not sure what pattern I'd use them in. But they would look great in a Baltimore Album quilt.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  51. Beautiful fabrics! Beautiful colors! I love them all!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  52. I am inspired by blues. I use colors depending on my mood, so sometimes i like a few and sometimes i like a lot.

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  53. Cherrywood fabrics!!! I love them but they are not something you find here in Hawaii and my stash of them is empty. Happy Holidays

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    1. Never tried these before, but I sure would like to! Thanks for the chance!

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  54. Quantity of color for me depends on the feel of the quilt. If it works with the piece and I have it... the more color the better:) But I DO LOVE hand dyes..yummy.

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  55. I've never used Cherrywood or Aurifil and really want to. I tend towards a modern quilting style and use bright, clear colors. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop Party.

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  56. These are gorgeous!! I'm dying to try EPP hexagons - or possibly diamonds - and these just look crazy perfect for that. :)

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  57. I tend to use only a few colors in a quilt, but it all really depends on the quilt. I have made a baby quilt in a rainbow of fabrics :)

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  58. i love using modern fabrics in my quilts

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  59. I love colours in my quilts. I haven't tried applique yet but these lovely fabrics could certainly be the start of an appliqued quilt. Merry Christmas!

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  60. I love color! (heehee...see my blog) I am not sure how I would use these fabrics, but I really, really love solids!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  61. HAPPY TO FOLLOW VIA GFC!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  62. HELLO! LOVE REDS OF ALL SHADES AND USE THEM IN NEARLY ALL MY QUILTING!
    THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  63. I've never used cherry wood fabrics, so pretty. Aurifil thread is my favorite.

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  64. I like a lot of color in my quilts... But with a unifying color or fabric to pull it all together.

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  65. I like lots of color. I want to make a scrap bear paws quilt. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  66. My and my hounds will deffo follow your blog Merry Christmasx

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  67. batiks in rainbow colours inspire mex i love your giveaway

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  68. That's one generous giveaway, a true quilters' candy! Cherrywood fabrics are really hard to get!
    I'd love to use them for my farmers wife, I'm doing the blocks in marbled fabrics, no prints, no calicos just plain colour with a slight structure to it.

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  69. I love pinks, reds and aqua! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

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  70. I follow your blog and on fb! :)

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  71. I have nev er heard of Cherrywood fabrics but I now intend to look into them the colors are great. I tend to use alot of colors in my quilts. Thanks for the chance.

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  72. Wow, so beautiful! Sometimes I choose just one or two colors for a quilt, and sometimes I like to go really colorful!

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  73. I love lots of colour. I think it's why I like scrappy quilts, just lots of colour.

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  74. Woul dlove to feel these fabrics!!!
    I am following your blog with email :)
    I really like to do everything...one of my problems:) haha!!!
    I would prob use these beauties in an applique project of some sort....just lovely!

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  75. Usually I don't use a lot of different colors and I love pink. Your fabrics are inspiring for a whatercolor quilt I always wanted to sew. Thank you.

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  76. What a fabulous giveaway! I would use them in a quilt made of stars, I think. Lovely rich scrappy stars.
    I prefer hand piecing over just about anything, although I do a little machine piecing as well.

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  77. I follow your blog via Google Reader.

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  78. Wow! what a very generous giveaway! I love to make scrappy quilts. I also love to applique and do embroidery on my quilts and I love lots of color. Thank you for participating.

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  79. I've never used Cherrywood Fabrics or Aurifil thread. With any luck, I'll get my chance - thanks to your generous giveaway. I'm still partial to 2-color quilts and (just the opposite) scrappies with all the wonderful '30 prints.

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  80. This looks very interesting. Thanks for being in this fun blog hop.

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  81. I'm much more of a piecer, but I'm all over the place when it comes to techniques. Cherrywood fabrics are so lucious that I'd just piece the squares together in a 9 patch quilt!

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  82. I like lots of color and love Auriful... thanks for a great giveaway! I've been wanting to do more applique so that's what I 'd do with these beauties.

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  83. I have always wanted to try their fabric. I mainly use solids as backgrounds and just love Aurfil thread - it's the only thing I use to piece.

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  84. Gorgeous colours. i love bright, fresh colours. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw and have a very Merry Christmas. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  85. I amnow following yoru facebook page.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. Your giveaway is very generous. Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway. Those fabirc colors make me think autumn...They make me think of a nice warm throw quilt to put on the couch to cover with on chilly evenings curled up with a book.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. I love colors, the more the better, thanks for the opportunity

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  88. I couldn't believe my eyes...all that fabric. I love to quilt and have been recently branching out to applique (just baby steps mind you). Thank you.

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  89. I love colour. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  90. I'm a new follower. I look forward to getting to know you through your blog!

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  91. I am now following you by e-mail.

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  92. I have never used hand dyed fabrics, not sure what project they will end up in,

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  93. Looks like a box of crayons! fun fabric.

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  94. Hi, I'm new follower #123. YAY!

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  95. You're right Cherrywood fabrics are amazing. Years ago when I started quilting, I saw them at a quilt show. They were so soft and what a beautiful selection of colors they have. Thanks so much for such a generous giveaway. You must be a strong person to giveaway this fabric. ;->

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  96. Wow beautiful. I'd love to use lots of colors in my quilts, but I just don't have that many fabrics right now.

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  97. My quilts are mostly colorful, but I love monochromatic as well.

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  98. Well, I am a very tactile person so I am sure those pieces would sit beside me for awhile and I would just touch them. LOL I love lots of color in my quilts but not too many patterns so those would be perfect for me. Thanks for your generous prize.

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  99. I tend to stick to a color theme when I quilt.
    Those fabrics make me want to do an art quilt. I can just see using that green in front for grass and maybe a few tree tops.

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  100. I am now following you via GFC as VettekLisa

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  101. What gorgeous fabrics! I'd love to touch them, too! I have so many prints in my stash, but not nearly enough solids. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I'd like to try a landscape quilt.

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  102. I love color, and lots of it! These fabrics would be wonderful for applique.

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  103. Great colours!! I'm a new quilter - I don't have much in the way of solids, so these would be wonderful. I love the gorgeous blooms quilt in your header - I'd love to try something like that in solids sometime!

    Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!!

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  104. Thank you for participating and for your great giveaway!

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  105. I'm now following you on Pinterest.

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  106. I love to use lots of colors in my quilts - and I hardly ever remember to buy solids. Those are beautiful!

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  107. I mostly needle turn appliqué and I am quilting of using lots of color. I am having a giveaway too. Thank you for the chance.

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  108. I definitely love color in quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. I like bright colours but not necessarily lots of different colours in one project. I bought some of their fabric at Houston, it is lovely! My pack had yellow/red/orange in it, but there were so many lovely colours to choose from! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. Just love all the colors. I am new follower.

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  111. I have been using LOTS of colors, but now that I've been quilting for almost a year I am trying to get more focused and keep it to 4 or less per quilt. Thank you for the giveaway, very curious about how those fabrics feel!

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  112. For me; color depends on the pattern I am making...for some I might use 2 colors; others could be very colorful...

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  113. That would be an awesome addition to my stash, sure to be used in a future quilt...thanks for the chance to win!!

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  114. Awesome giveaway of gorgeous fabrics! I have very few solids in my little stash and would love to add them in. I tend to follow patterns for the most part and use however many colors are called for. Thanks for the chance.

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  115. I was just saying I would like to try a quilt with all solids. This giveaway is perfect!

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  116. I am a new follower on google reader.

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  117. Never heard of these fabrics but the colors are saying I need to make an Amish inspired quilt. They are bright and bold and beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

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  118. I am now a follower on FB and GFC. Love finding new blogs thru hops.

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  119. I like quilts with a limited number of fabrics. I would like to try those fabrics, I haven't seen them before.

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  120. When I first started quilting 30 years ago, I loved the appliqueing way. Now.. I can't think of any applique to do! So I stick with learning the new techniques...HST's, scrappy quilts, strips etc. My favorite is HST..amazing what you can do with a little double colored square!
    Thanks for the chance!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  121. I would like to try a picture quilt using lots of questions.

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  122. How exciting! Thank you for the chance to win.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  123. Gorgeous fabrics! I would make a quilt with them. Maybe using them for applique or maybe just piecing them. I'd sure like to feel them though! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  124. I just learned how to sew/quilt in October, so I've only made one quilt which was composed of browns, greens, and blues. I plan on making another quilt which will be composed of reds, golds, greens, and browns. I love the way that color looks, but I am a little worried that I will mess it up!

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  125. It depends. Some quilts only have a couple hours. Thanks for chance to win.

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  126. Thanks for the chance to win and color is my thing. I did touch cherrywood fabric at a quilt show and it felt good.

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  127. I like both, I love scrappy quilts and also I like two colour quilts... some people would say I am easily pleased :-)

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  128. I have never heard of Cherrywood fabrics but those colors are stunning. Since I work by hand, those would last a long time and I am drafting a "someday" Baltimore album quilt right now. Wouldn't they look great against white?

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  129. first of all I love cherrywood fabrics - but now I dye my own mostly - I try to limit my palette but make sure I have every value of those colors in a quilt - also all sorts of saturations - it really adds a lot of interest to quilts. I can't believe how much stronger my work is since I started limiting my palettes - it makes a huge difference.

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  130. I love making quilts with tons of colors. Thanks for the very generous giveaway

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  131. I would make improvisational strip pieceing! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  132. I LOVE color! I also love hand-dyed. Great giveaway!

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  133. Following you on facebook and Pinterest!

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  134. GReat giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity. I love color.

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  135. thank you for this chance. hugs Alessandra

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  136. I am new follower from Italy. hugs Alessandra

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  137. So pretty! I would make a quilt for MYSELF (and no one else)!

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  138. Pretty colors! Cherrywood feels so good. I like many colors and scrappy quilts.

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  139. Nice fabrics and really wonderful colors. I've never worked with solids only so it would be my first solid quilt. A string quilt would look nice.

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  140. What a generous giveaway! I love doing scrappy quilts with lots of colors, but sometimes you just have to have a project with a solid color theme. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  141. Great giveaway! I think the colours I use depend on my mood but I do love bright colours :)

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  142. I haven't seen or heard of that fabric, so of course haven't touched it. I do love applique and would like to give it a try so thank you for the chance to win.

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  143. I'm a follower through GFC.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  144. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  145. I like scrap quilts so I like using lots of different colours. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  146. These look like an addition any quilter would like to add to her stash. thanks for a wonderful giveaway. I love using lots of colours in my quilts, and make them scrappy looking. Thanks!

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  147. Now this is the cat's meow!! These are the most delicious of fabrics!! And I would love to win them and put them in to a quilt! I love color... as much as I can get... bold dark colors...Not too much of a pale color type of person. :)

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  148. I liked your FB page!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Merry Christmas!

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  149. I do use solids but I haven't used Cherrywood fabrics. They look lovely.

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  150. I love using lots of colours in my quilts if appropriate or a small pallete of colour but different fabrics in those colours. Scrappy quilts are also great fun to make.

    Your give away is amazing

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  151. I tend to use just a few colors in each of my quilts...but I do enjoy looking at scrap quilts. Thanks for being so generous.

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  152. i tend to always pick my favorite colors for a project - cool colors, blue, purple, etc. I'm trying to branch out into warmer colors.

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  153. What a great givaway! I love colorful quilts- it makes me feel alive and happy :)

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  154. I LOVE color! Lots and Lots of color!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  155. thank you for the chance to win. I love colour

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  156. I love small pieces of fabric for my crazy quilting and Aurifil is my favorite thread too. Thanks for the chance.

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  157. Beautiful colours for applique.

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  158. I like to use just a few colors at a time. My sister in law made a beautiful vest with paper piecing with those fabrics. I would make something like that too.

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  159. Maybe hexagons?
    thanks for the giveaway!
    saruqa at gmail dot com

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  160. I am a follower
    saruqa at gmail dot com

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  161. I haven't purchased these fabrics, but I've drooled over them a few times. I love to applique and would use them for appliqued flowers on a small AAQI quilt.

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  162. I am your newest follower! Thanks for participating in the blog hop party!
    Mary (fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com)

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  163. Yes I am a follower. Thanks.

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  164. I really love those beautiful colors in your giveaway. Thanks so much.

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  165. I've like your Facebook page. Thanks again for the chance.
    Mary (mary.marcotte@gmail.com)

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  166. Wow! What a fabulous bundle of colorful fabric! :) It depends on the quilt, but yes I love lots of colors! This would make a great rainbow quilt! I'm still working on building a stash, so don't have alot of certain colors yet and this would be awesome to fill it up. I haven't tried applique yet, as I'm just learning to quilt, but it's on my list of techniques to try. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  167. I already follow your blog via gfc and like you on fb too! :)

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  168. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway! Those are yummy colors. I love color in my quilts, even if it's a subdued palette I like to have a lot of variety. There are so many great solids out there but hand dyed are some of my favorites. Season's Greetings to you. :)

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  169. New follower through Friend Connect.

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  170. What would I make? I have a Barn-raising pattern in mind. I think it would look great in this variety of solids!

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