Monday, October 22, 2012

Simply Fatquarters Showcase Tour and Giveaway

 

How excited was I to be asked to re-create one of the quilts featured in Simply Fat Quarters, the first published book from the team at It's Sew Emma. I am a huge fan of the Fatquartershop and the design team who create the fantastic It's Sew Emma patterns. Simply Fat Quarters includes 10 fat quarter quilts in four sizes (crib, lap, twin and king) with a variety of styles perfect for quilters of all skill levels.
'Zap' is the quilt featured here on the back cover of the book on the left. 


I selected the Twin size quilt (78" x 89 1/2") using the divine Art Gallery fabrics by Pat Bravo, 'Indie' and Pure Elements 'Mirage Blue' for the background, Mandarin Dynasty for the backing and Dusk Afro Fusion for the Binding.


The luxurious Art Gallery fabrics are beautiful to cut and sew, just perfect for this project. The Zap pattern was simple to make using the easy to follow and excellently written, instructions by Sarah Price. A wonderful project for the confident beginner to seasoned quilter, this quilt would be a beautiful addition to any home to be loved, used and cherished for years to come.


Zap was pieced with Aurifil 2805 50wt cotton and quilted with Superior Art Studio #208 40wt polyester with Aurifil 2805 in the bobbin. I selected a very fun and girly, flowery and feathery design accompanied by Matildas Own Wool/Poly wadding to provide warmth and moderate loft.





Don't forget to visit the last three sites to see their beautiful quilts from the book.

11/5   Kaye Prince (http://miss-print.blogspot.com)
11/12  Katy Jones (http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.com)
11/19  Pat Sloan (
http://patsloan.typepad.com)
Wrap-up post on Jolly Jabber

and if you have not visited the previous bloggers, here are their links:

10/8    Kick-off on Jolly Jabber and Sherri McConnell (http://www.aquiltinglife.com)
10/15  Natalia Bonner (http://www.pieceandquilt.com)

I would like to extend a big thank you to the team at It's Sew Emma for inviting me to make one of their gorgeous patterns and showcase it today. I feel very privileged. 

If you would like to win a copy of the book and a kit to make my version of the Zap quilt please leave a comment. Any comment will do.

Well, I'm off to Houston in 2 days to attend my first quilt market (Eeeeeek! So excited). I will be sure to post some pictures and keep you all informed by Twitter, Facebook and blogger. I am only taking carry on luggage and have sworn to myself I will not buy any fabric. We will see how long that lasts.


P.S This quilt will be travelling to Houston with me to be used as a folded sample quilt in the Art Gallery booth.






173 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!!!! I love the Mirage Blue that you used with the Indie. Just the sort of thing I like. Have a great time on your trip. I so wish I could go as well, but hopefully one day in the not too distant future. And of course you have to buy fabric!

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  2. That quilt looks great in Indie, and I am swooning over that backing - just divine!!

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  3. Oh Jane - I love your quilt so much! I didn't realise you were in the book - it's already on the Christmas wish list, but now it has a big star on it!

    Enjoy Houston. Shame you're not taking a larger port or I could have fitted into it!

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  4. Oh, how nice!!! Have fun in Houston!

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  5. Fortunately suitcases are cheap in the States. Have fun. Love the blue solid background in this quilt. ~Coral

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  6. Beautiful quilt Jane, congrats on having it the book and yay to going to Houston, have a fabulous time, can't wait to hear all about it. xo

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  7. Beautiful! Great choice on the binding. Happy traveling.

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  8. Wow, Congrats! This is just beautiful. What a thrill you must have felt to be sure. I can't even imagine. It surely turned out wonderful, and the fabric that you used, it is delightful!

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  9. Very nice! I love seeing quilts in different colors!

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  10. Love your choice of fabrics! Job well done!

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  11. I love your quilt and this book looks like a good one! Have fun in Houston! I hope to go one day. I hear it is thrilling and exhausting.

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  12. Gorgeous version of the quilt!! I especially love your binding :-) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. It is always amazing to see how color and print choices can change a pattern so radically.

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  13. It's gorgeous Jane!!! Congratulations! And enjoy Quilt Market xx

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  14. Beautiful quilt, and lucky you off to Houston! Sigh, .... one day!

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  15. What a lovely quilt! The colours are fabulous. Have run at the quilt show.

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  16. This is beautiful.....I would love to make it! Hope you have fun at Quilt market...wish I could go.

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  17. Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Your quilt is stunning. I love the Indie fabric!

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  19. Hi Jane, hope you have a fab trip! My Hugh quilt is going to be in AP&Q next year, I'm sew excited!a first for a first :-)
    Love your FQ quilt, love Bev

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  20. Stunning quilt! Have fun at quilt market.

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  21. Such a lovely quilt! I would not have thought to use such a bright color as the background, but it looks so great :)

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! Have fun at Quilt Market!

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  23. Congratulations! Gorgeous quilt! Have a great time in Houston!

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  24. who wouldn't LOVE a chance to win that gorgeous quilt??? count me in!!!
    thanks~~

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  25. The quilt looks beautiful! Have a wonderful time at Market - I'm looking forward to hearing all about it. Soooo envious!

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  26. I think Zap is probably my favorite quilt in the book!

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  27. I love this quilt pattern and the fabrics you chose, especially the blue background. This quilt book looks like a winner and I hope I win one! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Such great colors! Count me in! And have fun at Quilt Market--lucky you!

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  29. Love it! The name is perfect for the design! And the backing is so fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I have some Art Gallery (Bari J) that would be good for this quilt. It is very pretty!

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  31. This is one gorgeous quilt~ Love everything about it!

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  32. I love the blue you chose for the background! And, I'm green with envy that you're going to Market! Have fun!

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  33. Wow. Gorgeous quilt and that Mirage Blue is a wonderful color. I really like the blocks and the way you've created them. Just beautiful. I would love to make your quilt.

    Have fun in Houston.

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  34. Your quilt is stunning, the colours so vibrant! Love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win! awolk at rogers dot com

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  35. Have an amazing time in Houston!

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  36. That AGF print makes a great binding! Thanks for the chance and have fun at Quilt Market. I'd love to hang out in the AGF booth. Those laidies seem like a lot of fun.

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  37. HI! SUCH A NEAT QUILT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING THE BOOK GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  38. I love you version of the Zap quilt!!! Hope you have a great time at Quilt Market.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Yes I WANT to win this little (ha ha) prize. I LOVE your quilt!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  40. Not only is the pattern great but ,,, the fabric to dye for!!! Lov your blog,thanks for posting on aurifil face book

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  41. Your quilt is beautiful I love the fabrics you picked.

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  42. Your quilt is so beautiful...love the fabrics and colors!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  43. Have fun at quilt market! I love your quilt, it looks amazing with Indie : )

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  44. Love your version of the quilt! Have a fabulous time at Quilt Market! :)

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  45. Just lovely...would be thrilled to win!

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  46. What a neat name for a great quilt. The backing is as nice as the front. Enjoy Market.

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  47. Stunning and it makes me really want to start to be bolder in choosing a backing fabric that really contrasts to the top.

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  48. Have fun at Quilt Market!! (and please do pick up just a little new fabric. You need something for the memories, you know.) :)

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  49. I love your fabric choices - Pure Elements 'Mirage Blue' for the background, Mandarin Dynasty for the backing. Have fun in Houston!

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  50. What a loveyly quilt! I think the background fabric is very cool! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  51. Beautiful quilt! Love the blue background & the orange backing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. So beautiful! Love the backing!

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  53. Your Zap quilt is beautiful. So nice of you to giveaway a kit to make it. Of course, I'd love to win.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  54. I love the colors you used in this quilt and I would certainly love to win your kit! thanks for the giveaway!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  55. fun, fast pattern and indie is quite a combination! this is a great blog tour!

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  56. Your version of ZAP! is alive...it is a visual ZAP! The blue and orange create the background perfectly and the binding print pulls it all back in. From there, I think any fabric would have worked for the diamonds. Wonder how a solid color intermixed with the print diamonds would work? Get your hand sewing ready for that GREAT long flight to CA with wine and movies :-)

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  57. Your version of ZAP! is alive...it is a visual ZAP! The blue and orange create the background perfectly and the binding print pulls it all back in. From there, I think any fabric would have worked for the diamonds. Wonder how a solid color intermixed with the print diamonds would work? Get your hand sewing ready for that GREAT long flight to CA with wine and movies :-)

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  58. Your quilt is beautiful. I love the color combination.

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  59. Beautiful quilt! Hope you have fun at Quilt Market!

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  60. This is a beautiful quilt. Hope you have fun at the market.

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  61. Beautiful quilt and colors!
    Thanks for the great giveaway chance!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  62. Oh I adore the turquoise background and the orange backing. Enjoy your first market! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing kit.

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  63. Your quilt is so beautiful, I love the blue as a background color.

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  64. Fabulous quilt! have a wonderful trip! thank you for the giveaway!

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  65. Stunning quilt. Great job, just love the colours.

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  66. Oh, I can just imagine how soft your quilt is! Love those Art Gallery fabrics :) enjoy quilt market! Lucky you :)

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  67. Your selection of colors are yummy, front and back! Have fun at quilt market and good luck resisting buying any fabric :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  68. Congratulations on going to Houston and having a quilt in a booth there...love your take on the quilt with the darker background. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  69. Stunning quilt. Enjoy market. I can just imagine how much fun it is:)

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  70. Have fun in Houston! I hope the weather is nice :)

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  71. I am familiar with the units that make up your quilt block but would have never thought to put it together the way you did...love that! I admire creative people!

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  72. What an amazing quilt! I'm looking forward to being inspired by this book. Thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  73. Wonderful quilt! I really love the colours.

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  74. Congratulations your Quilt is Gorgeous...Have a Great Trip I'm sure it will be Amazing...
    Cheers.

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  75. I adore the fabric combination. I do love Art gallery fabrics.

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  76. Your version of the quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I love it! The colors are so vibrant. Well done, and have a brilliant time at the Market! (so jealous :P)
    mummyquilts@gmail.com

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  77. Have fun in Houston! Your quilt and the book look amazing.

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  78. Oh what a lovely vibrant quilt. My Mum s flying out from australia ext mo day to attend er first ever Houston festival.

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  79. wow....I would love to win the book and kit because I am crazy about the blue and orange combo you used!

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  80. Love, love your quilt, the turquoise background is so yummy and I love your binding choice.
    forbesrj@shaw.ca

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  81. Gorgeous quilt! I love the sound of this book too :)

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  82. I love your quilt. I can only dream of making one so beautiful. Your talent shines. Congratulations on your success.

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  83. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Have a safe trip!

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  84. It's a beautiful quilt. Would love to win a kit and the book to make one! Congrats, and have a trip!

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    1. I have to say this probably one of the greatest ones I have ever seen.Being one who does nothing but hand quilt aimply because being a lung cancer survivor leaves me no funds for these things.

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  85. Love your quilt and the book. Have a great trip

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  86. A great quilt! I like how you used these fabrics!

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  87. Your quilt is wonderful! I like that background color!

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  88. enjoy your trip and what a beautiful piece of work..
    and such a generous giveaway as well. :)
    good luck everyone

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  89. I like the blue you used for a background; nice change of pace. Have a super time in Huston! Thanks for sharing and for a chance at your giveaway.

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  90. What a beautiful quilt! I love the colors and love a chance to make one for my home! Thank you!

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  91. Gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity to make one of my own.

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  92. Just beautiful! Have an awesome trip... and thanks for an opportunity to win! Be especially blessed, Kathy

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  93. I love your quilt!! It makes me think of lightning bolts! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!~ :-)

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  94. Lovely quilt. I especially like the blue.
    Deborah

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  95. I love your quilt! Tha backing is fabulous... Have fun in Houston's Quilt Market! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  96. Striking quilt!! Love your version!! Wow!

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  97. It's really nice that the book includes all different sizes to make it easier. I may have to buy a copy for myself for Christmas. Enjoy your trip to Quilt Market.

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  98. Zap is lovely - gives me another option for the few Indie fqs I have. Here's wishing you a safe and productive trip.

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  99. I really love this quilt and hope to learn to quilt something like this one day! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  100. Such a beautiful quilt. I can't wait till my skill improves so I can create beautiful quilts too!

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  101. Have a great trip to Houston and be sure to let us know what's coming up. I'd love to add this book to my library.

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  102. Beautiful quilt! Love everything about it! Safe travels!

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  103. Your version is striking! I would love to win this book. It has so many beautiful quilts and I love the fact that there are size options. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  104. I love your color choices. Who'd a thunk?

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  105. I love your quilt, absolutely beautiful. Have fun in Houston. I went several years ago and had so much fun. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

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  106. I love the teal background fabric

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  107. Jane - you MUST buy fabric when you are in Houston! I am quite intrigued with you 'Zap' quilt. I adore the orange backing fabric - so vibrant with the background fabric on the front. Your ability to coordinate fabrics is quite amazing (though I should no longer be surprised - you are so talented in every aspect of creating quilts!). I still marvel at how the same quilt pattern can be totally transformed when created using different fabrics.

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  108. Love this quilt! The blue with the orange on the back is AMAZING!! I will be starting my first quilt EVER this weekend and I am beyond excited!!

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  109. Love your quilt and the fabric! Would be so happy if I won :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. Love the colours in this beautiful quilt !

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  111. I love that quilt! Thanks for the chance!

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  112. Enjoy the quilt show. You will show a lot of restraint if you don't buy any fabric!

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  113. Beautiful quilt!!! I always tell myself, no fabric, but it doesn't work well :)

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  114. Wow--what a pretty quilt! Thanks very much for the chance to win the book and kit.

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  115. Hope you had fun in Houston! Thanks for this great review and give-away!

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  116. I *love* the blue for the background! Just stunning.

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  117. I love this block and the color choices you made in your version. I'd love to make its twin. enjoy Houston!!

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  118. Any comment will do?

    Oh I wish I was coming to Houston to see your quilt in the flesh!

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  119. I'd love to win this book and quilt kit. I have a 13 yr. old son that would LOVE that quilt it's perfect. Enjoy Houston!!! Thanks for the peek and the chance. ;-> Toni zanne

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  120. I'm always amazed at how the same pattern looks completely different with the selection of fabric.

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  121. I love the burst of colors in this quilt.
    Shawn from Michigan

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  122. I love the burst of colors in this quilt
    Shawn

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  123. Love your version of this quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  124. The Mirage Blue is perfect for your quilt! soparkaveataoldotcom

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  125. The "zap" effect in the quilt is great! It looks fun and different!

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  126. Love the quilt. Have a great time in Houston. I don't get to go this year but it is the BEST!!

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  127. I love your Zap quilt. Would love to make it. Thanks for the chance.

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  128. I love your Zap quilt. Would love to make it. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  129. I love these quilts! There are some gear ideas. I hope I win!

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  130. I Love the aqua background! See you in Houston - safe travels!

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  131. What is there not to like? Indie is gorgeous to begin with, but, against the contrasting Mirage Blue it is lifted and showcased beautifully

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  132. I love it! Beautiful quilt! Wish I were going to Houston with you! I'm going next year!

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  133. What a lovely quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

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  134. ● ● ● Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  135. I saw the front and fell in love, then saw the back and about fell over! It is so beautiful. I would LOVE to make this. Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity!

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  136. Have fun in Houston. This is a lovely book full of great patterns.

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  137. The new book looks great. I so jealous that you're going to Houston for Market. I can't imagine leaving without some new fabric! Have fun.

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  138. Awesome quilt. I would LOVE to make this Zap quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the book and quilt kit.
    txjennywren.blogspot.com

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  139. Ilove your version of this quilt with the blue background. Nice!

    lawton_linda (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  140. Wishing a bought this book now but already have to many patterns. ;) I really love your quilt with the blue background.

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  141. YOur quilt is gorgeous!!! The book has some great quilts in it and I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance to win. Have fun in Houston.

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  142. What a beautiful quilt really nice, i would love to win this book it looks like one for me as i never know what to do with all my Fat Quarters so this would be a great book for me & any quilter
    Hugs Janice

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  143. Fun quilt, love the back you chose. Suitcase for Quilt Market open on the bed. So excited.

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  144. your quilt is so pretty and the backing fabric is so cool.
    have fun at market. thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

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  145. I love the mirage blue color, gorgeous, Have fun on your trip.
    grecomara at gmail dot com

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  146. Gorgeous quilt. Looks like a great book. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity on a super draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  147. I want to make every quilt in this book! I haven't been this excited about a book in years! I have a lot of fat quarters too :-)
    PS You've gained a new follower

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  148. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  149. I love that quilt. The colours are great.

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  150. Love your "Zap" quilt...great colours....I have lots and lots of fat quarters...would just love to win the book...thatnks for the opportunity...LindaB
    linda@stationeryworld.net.au

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  151. Beautiful quilt. Love the backing.

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  152. Beautiful quilt. Love the backing.

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  153. That looks like a great book - and the quilt is beautiful. I would love to win. Have fun in Houston!

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  154. You did a great job on your quilt. Enjoy your trip. I would love to win.

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  155. Love your quilt, love the book, I would love to try my hand at making this quilt. Thanks for sharing.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  156. Love Art Gallery fabric. They are a dream to work with.

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  157. This book looks amazing. I will be looking for it at my local store. Your version of the zig zag is lovely

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  158. Well I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt! the colours are absolutely fabulous and the design is to die for!
    As I am ridiculously new to quilting I will not attempt to recreate this quilt..but I hope one day I will be able to create something just as fabulous!! And If I don't win the book.... I will buy it anyway!!
    I hope you are having a fantastic time quilting it up in Houston!!

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  159. I love your beautiful quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  160. I love your quilt! I am addicted to Pat Bravos fabrics!

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