Monday, February 13, 2012

Done Count'n . . . . . .

I've really enjoyed working with that Countdown to Christmas fabric by Sweetwater for Moda. I've enjoyed it so much that one quilt, one wallhanging, and three pillows was not enough. Nope, I had to make one more thing, a pincushion.


I'm sure hoping Sweetwater has a Christmas fabric for 2012. I keep checking the Moda Coming Soon page, the designers that have their Christmas fabric coming out this summer are listed, but so far, nothing listed for Sweetwater. I think Countdown to Christmas came out in August last year so maybe their next line will be out in August this year. The Coming Soon fabric page at Moda only goes through July.

So after one quilt, one wall hanging, three pillows, and one pincushion I still have some fabric left.


There's some pieces from a layer cake, some pieces from a charm pack, some yardage and some scraps. I think there's enough fabric here to make something, and they are yours for the asking. If you've been hoping to get to some of this lovely fabric, but haven't gotten around to it, here's your chance.

Just leave a comment by the end of day Tuesday, February 14th. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday. I'll mail to any address my post office will accept, so this offer is not restricted to the US. If you can't leave a comment just send an email to me at cupcakesndaisies@gmail.com

In your comment, let me know what you're working on now or what's up next, I just love to know what folks are working on in their sewing rooms. Do you ever check out the Top Sellers page at the Fat Quarter Shop? It's a nice look into what folks are buying for their sewing rooms.

Here's my what's up next,


French Vintage by Joe Wood for ThimbleCreek Quilts.


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69 comments:

  1. Cute, cute pincushion! Your next project is going to be yummy!

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  2. What a cute pillow! My current projects are some scrappy quilts, Virtue of Necessity by Geoff's Mom Patterns, Ohio Star Crossing by Country Threads, and Quilt Squares #3 by Lori Smith. Scrappy quilts are so much fun to make. I don't have any of the Countdown to Christmas fabric so I would love to win some. The quilt, pillows and wall hanging you made from the fabric look so nice. Thanks so much for sharing for your fabric with someone.

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  3. I would love to have your scraps. I would love to make a scrappy quilt for Christmas. I have some Reindeer Games to make a Starry Eyes quilt from. I am working on the latest Schinnibles quilt pattern for February-still trying to pick fabric for it.

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  4. Ooh...I want my name in the pot...I have been watching your quilt, pillows and now your wonderful pincushion and drooling all over my coffee mat....this little box isn't big enough to list all my projects I have going on...but I am working on 3 twister quilts, the "Quilt Red" project for my LQS and the Thimbleberrie's Pantry Party at my LQS, several embroidery projects, new "adopted grandbaby" coming in May, Pokeno secret pal projects, Garden Club party in May...told you this block was too small...thanks for being so generous.

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  5. I have admired countdown to Christmas since it first came out, but I never did commit to buying any. And I have NO Christmas quilts, and my tree skirt is over 20 years old. I need to make a new tree skirt.
    What I'm working on - a secret project for MBS with ''Redwork Renaissance'' :) Loving this line!

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  6. I'm always surprised at how you and have the same patterns on our to be made list! The difference is that you actually make the patterns you buy while I appear to just collect them!

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  7. That is an adorable little pincushion...such cute buttons too!
    As always I am working on too many projects and not making much progress lately. What I want to spend my time on is finishing my Dr. Seuss quilt. I am half way done the machine quilting and can't wait to get back at it.

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  8. I love this fabric. Right now I am working on Starry Eyed. Your blog gave me the inspiration. I have told everyone about this quilt pattern and the fabric. I sure could use some extra fabric. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't have a blog, so I can't show you my quilt when I get it finished.

    Shelia

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  9. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I'm making a scrappy blue double wedding ring. It's my second blue quilt in a row, so I'm craving the bold red and black from this collection to balance it all out. -Katie W

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  10. I'd love to have your scraps. I made a table runner from Countdown to Christmas. I am working on a Spiderman fabric quilt and a truck/car fabric quilt for two great-nephews. They will be 4 years old soon thus fabric choices!!

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  11. I would love to have some Countdown to Christmas. The projects you have made with it are awesome. Right now I'm working on the Orca Bay mystery from Bonnie Hunter's website.

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  12. Lovely scraps. I'd love to own them. Right now I'm working on several projects: a quilt for my brother who is retiring from the Air Force this summer, the pattern Elizabeth by Carrie Nelson (for me) and a lap quilt for a friend's mother.

    Deb S.

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  13. The pincushion is adorable.

    I'd love to win your Countdown to Christmas scraps. I would add them to mine and have fun making some fun projects. So 'pick me, pick me'. LOL

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  14. Oh goody! I have French Vintage pattern and it is on my to-do list to make from Etchings line. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

    Generous of you to offer the fabric but don't include me in the drawing as I am drowning in stash here!

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  15. I can't wait to see what your French Vintage will look like. I'm getting ready to work on Christmas quilts for my children - one for each of the four. I'm starting now, and hoping to have them well out of the way before the holidays. Hope springs eternal!

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  16. Actually I'm still working on "Count Down To Christmas" pattern using that fabric. I also want to make a tree skirt out of it.

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  17. I'm working on my guild's mystery quilt. It is supposed to be just two colors plus a background fabric but I'm making mine scrappy. I love scrap quilts. Why use two colors when you can use twenty?

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  18. Oh how I love Countdown to Christmas fabric. I bought so much I almost had to get a second job. I have yet to have time to make anything with it, but a quilt, tree skirt and pillows will be ready for next Christmas. Right now I am working on a 25th wedding anniversary quilt for a dear friend, party is this coming Saturday. I love this pattern I'll have to check it out for Y seams, don't like y seams.

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  19. Oh please pick me! I am still waiting on my Schnibbles patterns to arrive, but I want to make the Neighbourhood pillows and table toppers that everyone is doing. I have my charm packs but need so more fabric to complete this project and I would be thrilled to have your "scraps"

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  20. I am working on my sister's 60th birthday quilt. It is a pattern from an old AQP Sampler magazine. I also have two Christmas quilts for my granddaughters on the list this year. They have outgrown their "little" ones. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  21. Thelma you are incredible--you get so much accomplished! (and I mean actually finished!) I started another hand applique quilt recently (which means another unfinished project most likely), but it was too cute to resist--Raining Cats and Dogs by Bunnyhill. Would love to have your scraps. My sister wants me to make her a tree skirt--they'd work perfectly for that!

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  22. Thelma
    I read your blog every day, You inspire me ... and I love all the quilts that you make your "own" I bought the countdown to christmas and gave it to my quilting mentor for Chrismtas.. I am working on a buckeye beauty (found leftovers)I would love to gain your scraps.. thanks for the chance.

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  23. Wow.. great leftovers! That is such a pretty line. I'm working on too many projects to list - but it includes two quilts needing binding, a Brick & Stepping Stones quilt from Quiltville, a quilt from the Scrapbasket Sensations book, and a modified Bento Box quilt.

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  24. I love your pincushion! These fabrics are amazing and I'd love to try using it on some Christmas project. I'm currently working on a Swoon quilt for my sister. I hope to have it ready for Christmas 2012.

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  25. I love the countdown to Christmas line! and I have really enjoyed watching you create with it. Next on my project list is some shirt quilts. I have 6 to make, three tops are done and I have three more to go. I am hoping to have them all done by April.

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  26. I recently picked up the French Vintage pattern too. But currently I am working on a Country Threads pattern called Farmer's Daughter using Minnick & Simpson's Clermont Farms fabric. I really enjoy your blog and admiring all your beautiful work!

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  27. What fabric are you planning to do Fresh Vintage in? This is the first time I've seen the pattern and it's beautiful. (Please don't enter me in the giveaway as I already have a bunch of Countdown to Christmas fabric.)

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  28. I love this Countdown line - I've been debating on whether to buy a few charm packs to make some more houses - great giveaway! Love your cute pincushion.

    I am currently working on the Feb Schnibbles and a Miss Rosie quilt called Lincoln out of French General fabrics. I'm trying to get them both completed this month!

    I just bought the French Vintage pattern - what are you going to make yours out of? This is a beautiful pattern. Can't wait to see what you've got in store for it!

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  29. Love this fabric and what you have created with it! I'm working on a round table cloth out of 3 Sisters Oasis and a quilt out of Strawberry Fields that I found on Moda Bake Shop. Then there are all the quilts waiting to be quilted...I love the French Vintage pattern!

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  30. Love the pincushion! I made a Schnibbles quilt with Countdown to Christmas and if I won, I would add your scraps to mine and maybe have enough to make another Schnibbles. Thank you!

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  31. I just finished putting borders on a quilt last night using the pattern Just Can't Cut It (wonderful, quick quilt), using Iowa Hawkeye fabric and blacks and golds. I plan on giving it to a 4th grade boy who is fighing cancer for the second time and is a big Hawkeye fan. I am quilting it with black Minky fabric for the backing. It will sure to be soft and cuddly for those down days after his treatments.
    Shelley

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  32. I am working on Just Takes 2, Ann Sutton's Dresden Plates, and a mystery quilt by Sherri falls.
    Martha Mumaw in Minnesota

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  33. I am working on my Calendar girls red work stitchery quilt blocks, Just takes 2 and just starting cutting my fabrics for 45 & Life To Go . LOve your pincushion !

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  34. Oh my gosh Thelma, your pin cushion is delightful! So cute with the embellishments. Too cute to stick pins in, except maybe some cute little pins with the Holiday toppers on them...oh yea! Right now I'm starting quilts for my two youngest grandchildren. I'm using Ruby charms blocks for my only grand daughter who will be 13 in July. I'm not quite sure what collection I will use for her brother who will be 12 in August, but blue is his favorite color. I'm hoping I can find enough of something in my stash that I can use for his. I had already had the Ruby so all I'll have to buy is nice flannel for a snugly backing and of course batting. I'm also going to TRY to quilt them myself with a nice all over Meander Stippling, TRY is the operative word here. I really need to do them myself if possible so keep your fingers crossed for me. I am so tickled to have a chance to win some of your Sweetwater Christmas fabric as I have drooled over it so many times and I only have a few odd Christmas pieces Fat Quarter and smaller in my stash. Thanks for a generous giveaway...Hugs...

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  35. WOW! You really got a lot of mileage out of your Countdown to Christmas fabrics! The final project..the pincushion..was just the right finishing touch with the cute buttons. I am currently working on a wall hanging for my sewing room, made with Kansas Trouble fabrics. We haven't been in our home very long and my sewing room walls are still bare but hopefully not for much longer :o) Thank you for the generous offer of your Countdown to Christmas fabrics!

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  36. Your Countdown to Christmas quilt is amazing. I have the fabric to make one for me as well. I guess I better get started. Thanks for the opportunity to win. - Denise

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  37. I am trying to get the machine quilting finished on at least one baby quilt this week! Wouldn't it be grand if I could get two finished?!?!!

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  38. Would love to have your scraps if you're done with them. I'm working away on trying to get caught up on the MANY (5) BOM projects that I got involved in over the last year. I'm very interested to see what fabric you're going to be using for the French Vintage pattern...wouldn't have to be some French General would it? :)

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  39. Love your pincushion - the buttons are really cute! I'm looking forward to seeing what fabric you pick for your French Vintage quilt!

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  40. I love the Countdown to Christmas line and did get a few fat quarters for some Christmas projects...those and your give away fabrics would work well with my Christmas quilt idea! I am currently Swooning away, one block a week, working on a Fig Tree quilt pattern (being obsessive compulsive about matching points), and Sparkle BLocks for another online quilt along.
    Thanks for the give away!

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  41. I've always wated to purchased that pattern from Thimble creek. You'll have to let me know what line of fabric you'll be using. I did see the quilt in person at Road to California this January and it was of course dreamy. Love reading your blog

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  42. I'm working on a 9-patch mixed with applique baby quilt for our church quilt ministry. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. What fun fabric! Now that I have grandchildren, I want to make each of them a special Christmas quilt so this would be a fun start.

    Right now I am working on "Scrappy Nines", a quilt from Spotlight on Neutrals by Pat Wys. It is to be a wedding gift for one of my daughter's friends.

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  44. I agree - Countdown to Christmas was a great line. I'm looking forward (already) to Blitzen by BasicGrey. Currently I'm working on a quilt from Grace (3 Sisters Christmas, but doesn't look like Christmas) and a red and yellow quilt, also using 3 Sisters fabrics, mostly from Vienna Nights. Lots more planned, of course.

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  45. Wonderful opportunity to play around with that Sweetwater fabric. Thanks for this great opportunity. I am currently working with Terraine by Kate Spain making a quilt, Cottage Maze pattern from Carolina Patchworks quilt. Can see on my blog. Judy C

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  46. I am working on a sail boat quilt for my 6 year old grandson. Next will be a lighthouse quilt for his 11year old brother. Thinking ahead to christmas 2012.
    Thank you for your giveaway, I would love to win the fabric
    Marge

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  47. I am working on a Moda bake shop quilt for my granddaughter. Thanks for having a giveaway. You have such nice projects from that line. dorthac@aol.com

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  48. That pincushion is so pretty. Funnily enough last night I was thinking what to make for Christmas things for my 2 quilting buddies, trying to get a headstart this year - the fabric giveaway would be perfect for that. i am working on a scrappy quilt at the moment - enjoying piecing it all together

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  49. I was not sure about Countdown to Christmas until I was able to see a few "real" samples - living in Europe didn't help either because by then it was hard to get it in the U.S. and it still is over here!!! In the meantime I was able to gather a few pieces here and there but by far not enough variety for the project I have in mind for it ... "Stars Over Fort Sumter" by Paula Barnes, and Carrie's House Pillow would be a nice bonus. You see I would be ever so happy and grateful to win your leftovers.
    At the moment I'm handquilting a friendship star quilt made with fabrics from a scrap exchange, piecing "Playmates" by Pam Lintott and my next start will hopefully be "Merry, Merry Snowmen" by Bunny Hill.
    Thanks for your generosity!

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  50. I'd love your scraps. I love looking at your projects, you're such a quilting whirlwind! Right now I have several projects in the works, & I have to finish them before I start what I REALLY want to work on...Twas the Night Before Christmas, an adorable kit I bought at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe back in October I think. It will be for next
    Christmas. It's by Bunny Hill designs & is made out of beautiful French General fabrics

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  51. I love that fabric, and missed out on it. I would love to be the winner of this giveaway - thanks for doing it! I just love your quilts - thanks for sharing them with us too!

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  52. I bought a layer cake in November and have been collecting more as I can find it. I would love to add your overage to my stash. I am thinking about Plan C, a schnibbles pattern.

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  53. I've been kicking myself for not buying some Countdown to Christmas last fall when it was available. I really want to make a lumbar pillow like Carrie had on her blog. I even bought the pillow form already! Now I just need some Countdown to Christmas!Thanks for the giveaway chance. I always enjoy seeing all the beautiful quilts you make.

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  54. I would love to win your "Countdown to Christmas" remnants - I love making Christmas projects. Right now I'm working on "Midnight Silhouette" by Blackbird Designs. It's a Halloween pattern - with a lot of applique. Thank you. I love your blog! Sue H

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  55. How funny! I have that pattern from Joe Wood, he owns the LQS here in Concord...his patterns are fabulous and so is he :) I'm working on Island Chain right now from ScrapBasket Sensations, its coming together really quickly and I think I may have my first 2012 finish :) Plus, bonus is I'm using fabric I bought in 2012. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. I would love to be able to use your leftover Countdown fabric. I have fallen in love with several of the projects made with this fabric. Since tomorrow is my birthday, it would be even more special! I am just starting on a graduation quilt using the Starry Eyed pattern from the Moda Bake Shop. Thanks for such an inspring blog. Always enjoy it.

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  57. Who doesn't need a Christmas pincushion? You need one for every season and holiday!
    As for me, I'm working on a million things right now, but my two biggest projects are a Dresden plate quilt for my bed made with Pam Kitty Morning fabric and I got hooked on those granny square blocks you see all over the place right now. I've got ten done - at least ten more to go!
    Your next project will be just lovely - can't wait to see it!

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  58. I love your blog. I read it when I need inspiration! I am working on an appliqué quilt called "Benji's Pockets" that I fell in love with on a recent excursion to Piper's Quilts in Salt Lake City. I always choose some new shop to explore on road trips with my DH. My GS, Zach is expected in May! The nursery is red, white, cream, grey and black. Different, but stunning. My daughter's favorite color is red!

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  59. What a darling pin cushion. You have such a wonderful eye for color and design. I would love to have your scraps! I have been working on quilts for project Linus, a rail fence and one that is called affectionately "3 dudes" after the quilt shop in Arizona. It is their pattern with a little tweak from Missouri quilt company. What a fun quilt to make. All strips and very addicting. Thanks for sharing your creations. K-

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  60. Oddly enough, Starry Eyed is my up next quilt. I have the materials for it-only lacked the fabric for binding-but I found some at a local LQS! But I have no extra to make pillows with :(

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  61. Hi Thelma. I have just finished making a darling Valentine's Day pennant, and am in the final stages of a baby quilt made from Wanna Be a Cowboy 2 (with a cowboy Minky backing.) My next project will be with French General fabrics, which I have been collecting for awhile. I've been looking for the perfect pattern, one that has pieces large enough to show off the beautiful fabrics. I think that I've decided on On a Whim by Camille Roskelley, who designed Swoon. I'm very excited to get started! Thanks for your marvelous blog - I enjoy reading every new post, love your photographs, and have learned a lot from the blog.

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  62. I have been debating since yesterday morning whether to jump in on this giveaway as I really don't need more fabric to move in June, but I really, really love this line. I almost bought a bundle more than once and talked myself out of it under the guise of "you don't need more fabric". But a few scraps certainly wouldn't hurt, would they? lol

    Love all of the projects you made, especially the pillows. Great idea on the ties! I have not been quilting much at all lately, too busy, but yesterday I did pull out my dot blocks I started a year ago and sewed a bit on those. And I've been packing fabric for the upcoming move. Does that count? lol

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  63. I'm in the process of finishing of it's a girl quilt, lollipop lemonade, love love love the cushions and the finished starry eyed quilt.

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  64. I'm ready to quilt a baby quilt that is yellow and white on the front and is backed with Kitty Cucumber fabric. I am also making a "woodworking" quilt for my Dad for his birthday.

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  65. I love all of your Countdown to Christmas projects and would love to win your fabric leftovers! Right now I'm working on a Miss Rosie Lumiere de McGuffey quilt and a Pattern Basket Confetti Cake quilt. Thanks for the fun giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  66. Love the looks of the French Vintage pattern. Today I'm starting a Valentine's day quilt lol. Thanx for the chance :)

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  67. You are so generous Thelma. I have a 3yr old UFO on my sewing table right now. But everything is on hold now as I pack up the house for renovations

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  68. What a great opportunity to win this fabulous selection of fabric :) I am in the middle of King's Corner by Monique Dillard which was a mystery quilt at a quilt retreat I attended with my sister at the weekend. Stayed with an awesome teacher and had great fun.
    Thanks for sharing your work and experience. Fingers crossed...!

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  69. Oh Thelma! I have that pattern! I have been wanting to get to it forever! Are your really starting it next??? I saw the Christmas like by Sweetwater a few weeks ago (sneak peak)and it is really really cute! I was all geared up to purchase Reunion... but when I saw it I thought I might just skip
    Reunion and wait for the Christmas group.

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