Friday, October 9, 2009

One year (plus a week) & a giveaway


Hi friends. Aren't blogiversarys fun?
So let's have a little party.

Inspired by the fall colors I've got this happy little bundle of
Amy Butler Fat Quarters for some lucky winner.

And while I was cutting the FQ's I thought,
why not have two bundles and two winners.
So let's do it.

Since this is a pretty no frills giveaway, let's just do it the easy way.
One comment, one entry.

Comments close October 12 at midnight MST.

Thanks for coming. This bloggy adventure has been fun. I will admit that sometimes I wonder why in the world I'm doing this - the time it takes me away from my sewing machine, let alone the laundry and the dirty kitchen floor. But, I've loved the connections I've made with so many great women. Thank you for being out there and for the kind encouragement you've given. I wish I had an Amy Butler [or your favorite fabric designer] bundle for all of you.

PS Don't forget the Blogger's Quilt Festival this weekend over at Park City Girl. It was so much fun last spring. Not sure what quilt I'm going to post as I haven't sewn anything new for a couple of months. Might be pulling something from the archives. Can't wait to see what other people share!

177 comments:

  1. So exciting! I have never been the first to comment on your blog! I love your blog and all of your posts! I am really excited try your diaper clutch tutorial!
    I hope you have a wonderful friday!

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  2. Thanks for having a giveaway! I really enjoy reading your blog and thanks again for the tip off to NieNie, it's been completely inspiring to read!

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  3. Thanks for all you blog posts, keeping me inspired. And thanks for a giveaway!

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  4. I am with you about all this goodness keeping me from my "duties" but gosh, I just can't help myself ;o)! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog and would love to win!

    Lynette
    getyourcrafton.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Amy.
    I read every single post that you wright and it has encouraged me to pursuit my effort to enter in the quilting world...
    I love to see all the landscape of your hometown, that is so different of what I see everyday, since I live in Lisbon, Portugal... just across the Atlantic Ocean.
    Thank you for sharing with us your work and a little about of you and your life style.
    sorry if my wright sound a little funny :)

    Love,
    Patrícia

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  7. I'd love to win that fabric! It's beautiful!

    Anne
    http://filmandthread.com

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  8. Beautiful fabrics! Congratulations on your blogiversary! :0)

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  9. You go girl!! Hippo 1st Bloggieversary two ewes!:)

    Wowser...have you stepped back and actually look at what you have accomplished in a year?

    To quote Scooby Doo...."Awesome Rawsome"!!

    And thanks for all we have learned from you too!!

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  10. felicidades!!! congrats!!!! one year is great!!!! thanks for sharing those are a beautiful fabrics!
    ps. i'm hosting my first giveaway...

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  11. Happy Bloggiversary!!
    I would love a chance to win too!!

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  12. Yay for a year (and a week!)!!! Who wouldn't love to win some great fat quarters? I know I would.

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  13. Happy Blogiversary to you my friend...I am glad you are in my blog world...you keep me inspired and in stitches :)

    I'd love to win one of the FQ bundles...Thank You!

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  14. I'm so glad I found your blog - you got me inspired to quilt again - a hobby I had tucked away for a few years. Thanks. Nancy K.

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  15. Happy blogiversary!

    Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  16. Congratulations on your first blogging year anniversary! I hope many years and postings will follow. And thanks for letting us participate in your lovely giveaway ^_^
    Best regards from the Netherlands

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  17. Those are some wonderful fall colors! Congratulations on one year - you have shared such wonderful quilts and family moments. Thanks!

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  18. Amy...thanks for the fun giveaway. Hope you are feeling more settled by now! You have inspired me in lots of ways. I so appreciate you "introducing" me to nienie. Since I first read about her on your blog when you saw her at Target, I have read her blog and her story and I am totally amazed by that family! Incredible!

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! Those fabrics look like fall.
    I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for keeping it up, despite the laundry and dirty floor!

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  20. Wow, these are fantastic fabrics! I would love to win one!

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  21. Oooooooooooooooo, Amy Butler. I think that I just drooled a little!!!
    www.ktquilts4fun.blogspot.com
    Blessings,

    KT

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  22. beautiful fall colors. Congrats on your blogiversary!

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  23. Count me in, I need a good reason so sew something fun...not that sewing halloween costumes aren't fun.

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway, the fall colors you have chosen are just divine! As all Amy Butler is in my book! Happy Blogiversary!

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  25. Way to go on one year of all-things-good-and-fun! Can't wait to see what next year holds!

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  26. These fabrics are great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Well, I, for one, am thrilled that you blog! Yours has quickly jumped to the top of my daily list!

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  28. congrats on blogging for a year
    your blog looks great!
    and thanks for the giveaway

    carmel

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  29. happy blogiversary! Beautiful fabrics!

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  30. What pretty colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Love reading your blog! Very inspiring!!

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  32. Love your blog! I am happy to be a follower. The fabric is wonderful. Hope your weekend ahead involves alot of quilting!

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  33. Happy Blogiversary! Great bundles you have put together. I love the colors. I'm glad you are still blogging!

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  34. We woke up to winter today and I hadn't even gotten used to fall! Your blog is fun to read.

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  35. Congrats on the blogiversary. Keep the inspiration coming.

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  36. Happy Blogiversary! I really think this is a great feat to keep an interesting blog for a year. You are doing a fantastic job! I am so glad you share your quilting, and other stuff, with us. =]

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  37. Happy Blogiversary! And thank you for the creative inspiration.

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  38. Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your blog and have been following since you shared your robots quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Happy Anniversary!! AND lucky us! Love Amy Butler and love those prints! Thanks for the chance to win them! Can't wait to see which quilt you enter in the Quilt Festival! Take care!
    Paulette

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  40. Happy Blogiversary! And what lovely fabrics.

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  41. Love your blog! Keep up the good work!

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway. I want to try your messenger bag tutorial :)

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  43. happy blogiversary! love the fall colors of these prints.

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  44. Congrats on your blogiversary! I truly enjoy being inspired by your various projects and posts! I LOVE Amy Butler as well... count me in, pick me!

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  45. happy blogiversary, I love the prints you chose!

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  46. I love Amy Butler and love reading your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. Congrats! Your blog is always uplifting and inspirting with great quilts and ideas!

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  48. Congratulations on one year in Blogland...and I forgot the one week too! I love Amy Butler fabrics, but do not own any. Thanks for having a great give away!

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  49. Congratulations! I love your blog. It's chalk full of ideas and uplifting thoughts! Way to go. :)

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  50. I would love to win those darling fabrics thanks for being so generous! forsythechelsea@yahoo.com

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  51. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I absolutely love Amy Butler fabrics. :)

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  52. Congratulations. You have an awesome blog and I hope you have another great year.

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  53. Happy blogiversary! That word just sounds so funny!
    Anyways congrats, and I'm looking forward to what you put up on the quilt blog festival! I admire all the hard work you put into your quilts.They are all fabulous!!

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  54. Wouldn't these make the cutest fabric pumpkins? Love love love this giveaway.

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  55. Happy Blogiversary!! I feel the same about blogging - takes me away from some stuff, but the connections are invaluable!

    Pull something from the archives - I am! :)

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  57. Just want to let you know that I totally enjoy reading your blog! I've been reading/looking for about 6 months now. Thanks!

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  58. Beautiful fabrics--I would love for them to come live with me!

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  59. Oh GOODY, TWO winners. Makes my chances marginally better-LOL! Thanks for another GREAT giveaway; love that fab!

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  60. I'd love to update my table topper with these lovely fabrics - thanks for the chance!

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  61. Amy, those fabrics are beautiful! Congratulations on your one year, one week anniversary!

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  62. Amy. your blog is oh so inspirational. I just recently stumbled upon it thanks to designmom.com. Happy Blogiversary!

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  63. The fabrics a beautiful and congratulations on your anniversary.
    You are among those that are inspiring, love reading your blog

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  64. Happy Blogiversary. I've enjoyed your blog so much since I found it.

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  65. Happy blogiversary to you!!! I'm a no frills kinda gal, so I'm all in for a no frills giveaway! LOVE the fabric - I would first fondle it then put it to good use ;)

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  66. I know why you continue to blog...to inspire me! I love your work. Thank you for sharing it. Happy blogiversary.

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  67. Nice fabric. Nicer blog. I enjoy your writing. Thanks!

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  68. Happy blogiversary Amy!! I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful quilts you have made and posted about! Thanks for the chance to add to my stash! But it won't stay there long, lots of fun ideas going on in my head! :)

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  69. Amy Butler in fall colors--what a treat. Happy blogaversery!

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  70. Congratulations on your anniversary! I read your blog every day!
    Thanks you for the generous giveaway!
    Marie
    avonplease(at)hotmail.com

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  71. Happy Blogiversary!!! What a fun giveaway...LOVE your blog!

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  72. Happy anniversary on your blog! Way to keep up with the posts! I started mine a while back and am having trouble keeping up..hehe. Anyhow, thanks for hosting a great giveaway - love that fall palette! :)

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  73. Congratulations!!! I'll keep following you (and hoping to win).

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  74. What great prints for fall. Love them!

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  75. I always think my blog is a waste of time (which doesn't stop me from doing it) but I never think others' are. I love looking at all the pretty things here.

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  76. Thanks for your wonderful blog and for giving away such gorgeous fabric!!

    Linda

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  77. I really enjoy your blog, and wish you a happy bloggiversary!

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  78. Those are beautiful fabrics! and Happy Blogiversary!!

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  79. love your blog and would love that beautiful fabric!

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  80. I'm glad you blog instead of doing laundry. It makes me happy. :)

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  81. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance. I love your blog!!

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  82. Happy Anniversary! Keep up the great work! I read all of your posts and love the pics too! You've made some beautiful quilts! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
    orr20004@msn.com

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  83. Has it been a year? Amazing...

    I enjoy your blog and seeing what you do. Happy blogiversary!

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  84. Love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. Congratulations on your blogversary! Love your blog! Hope to win your fab fabrics!

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  86. Thanks Amy. I always get excited about your posts.

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  87. I've so enjoyed your blog and loved imagining that when I'm out of the baby years, I might do more quilting.

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  88. I don't comment often, but I read every day. Thanks very much for the inspiration.

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  89. Lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  90. Hi, Amy. Congratulations on your blogiversary!! I really enjoy reading your blog. It is very inspiring.

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  91. I would love this! I LOVE fabrics, and have several projects that I want to do, but haven't found the right fabrics yet. Thank you for this chance.

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  92. Happy Anniversary!!!
    Thanks for a great giveaway.

    homespun2u (at) aol (dot) com

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  93. What beautiful colors, great fall colors. MMMM, many things are coming to mind to make out of these. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  94. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! Thanks for the opportunity to win a beautiful bundle of Amy Butler fabric.

    Gail (malggl@comcast.net)

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  95. Hi! I am glad you are here, blogging away. I have been reading your blog for quite a while now; I wish I could remember what brought me here, but I enjoy your thoughts and your creativity in quilting!

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  96. I love the fall colours too - though in the southern hemisphere we're just moving into spring, so I could be super organised to have something ready for next fall (we call it autumn!)

    thanks, janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Congrats on a successful year. Lovely fabrics!

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  98. Even though there are already 115 comments, I want to win so, here I am. I love that fabric and even know how/where I would use it.

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  99. Happy anniversary of your blog Amy! I know what you mean about having more time if I wasn't blogging, but I sure would miss all of you!!

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  100. happy anniversary on your blog, Amy. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  101. Happy Blogiversary! There's a lot to be said for s-i-m-p-l-e entries!! One comment = one entry. Love it! And I love those fat quarters. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. I too would love to win some of these fat quarters. Thanks for the chance.

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  103. Happy Blogiversary!! I'm really glad I discovered your blog! I enjoy reading about your quilting adventures AND I also love your Etsy shop! (Still savoring the I Spy charm squares!)

    Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous Amy Butler FQ!

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  104. Love it!!! The colors are so mellow, it makes me happy just looking at them.

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  105. congrats on the blogversary! such yummy looking fabrics. thanx for the chance

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  106. Congrats on your bloggiversary!

    (My word verification is imaccin - kinda like I'm making a .... you know how sometimes people want you to say what you would do with the fabric if you won... never mind it's late!)

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  107. Hope there are many more blogiversities to come.
    Love Giveaways ! ! ! ! !

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  108. I would love to be entered in to the give-away
    Hugs Janice

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  109. Congratulations Amy!

    Those two bundles of fabrics are awesome!

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  110. I love your blog! Thanks for being a quilted's inspiration.

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  111. I love reading your blog - it's one of my favorites in my Google Reader. Congrats on 1 year and here's to many more!

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  112. Congratulations!!!!Thanks for a great giveaway. The fabric is gorgeous. I have been enjoying reading your blog for a while

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  113. Congratulations! What a wonderful giveaway :-)

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  114. Love the blog! Have a happy blog-aversary

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  115. I love your blog and Amy Butler. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. Hi Amy, beautiful fabrics you're giving away, I love the warm colours you chose!
    Ah, the question of why we blog... for me, it's getting satisfaction out of fellow quilters (who know what they're talking about) praising my work, encouraging me to keep going when a quilt doesn't work out and teaching me new tricks!
    Look forward to your next post!

    Cheers,
    Christine :)

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  117. Oh my goodness - look at all the entries. Oh well I hope I'm the lucky number. Happy Blogversary!

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  118. Happy Blogversary. Love the Amy Butler.

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  119. Happy 1st Blog Anniversary!

    Beautiful fabrics....the perfect colours for the season. Thank you for such a great giveaway. :)

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  120. Happy anniversay - Love a fabric giveaway. I am way over my fabric budget. :)

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  121. Congratulations! Happy anniversary!
    The colors are wonderful and I would love to enter your giveaway!

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  122. Happy Blogiversary. A chance to win a lovely bundle of fabric. You are too kind, I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for your tutorials.

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  123. Count me in! I love that fabric... and of course... Happy Blogiversary! Way to go!

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  124. Happy Blogiversary! I love your great ideas and tutorials. Thanks for the give-away, it's beautiful fabric.

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  125. Amy,
    Yay for giveaways!
    Thanks for your comments and emails about my quilting dilemma. You are most kind for responding. I'll keep you posted on the finished quilt and will hopefully stop by your shop to meet you for real.
    Hannah

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  126. Happy Bloggaversary! I'd love to win but even will continue to follow you even if I don't. :)
    Hugs, Leslie

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  127. I can't harldy believe you've only been blogging for a year. When I first started reading your blog last spring, for some reason I thought you'd been blogging for a long time. I enjoy reading your blog and have been inspired by so many of your projects. I'm currently on baby quilts 4 and 5 and have made several tote bags. I think my gifts this year have been fantastic. Thanks!

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  128. Love your blog! Thanks for a chance to win

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  129. thanks...hope i win.... i have been following your blog since you were on designmom...and working on my first quilt now!

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  130. Congrats on one bloggy year! Love the bundles, hope I'm lucky! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  131. congrats on your 1 year blogaversary!!! What a great way to celebrate :) I love these colors.

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  132. You are doing a great job of blogging and quilting! Keep it up!!!

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  133. MMM I could just eat those. I love your blog. It inspires me.

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  134. Love your blog-wish I had one. The fabric is beautiful.

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  135. Happy blogiversary! And thanks for the inspiration.

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  136. happy blogiversary. love following your blog.

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  137. Congratulations on your blogiversary!!
    I enjoy your blog immensely (:

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  138. I really enjoy reading your blog...I hope you never get too busy to continue with it! Please enter my name in the drawing.

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  139. I love all of your quilts and I just made your diaper clutch, you are wonderful. And thank you for the fool proof tutorial!

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  140. Oh, please pick me. I love these colors! And happy anniversary!

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  141. Happy, happy! I just recently found your blog, and am looking forward to many more posts.

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  142. Lucky me, came over this blog just in time to have an entry in this giveaway. I love to see the colours you use in your works. And I certainly will come back to you again.

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  143. What a perfect little bundle for Fall! My favorite season - congrats on one year!

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  144. I love keeping up with what you are doing - I can see your new posts on the side of my blog. Love that Amy Butler!

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  145. I love your blog! I just stumbled upon it today while searching for other Utah quilters.

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  146. I hope I win! I found your blog through the off-set square tutorial! Love it!
    Corrie

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  147. Blogging is incredibly intimidating! Thanks for sharing!

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  148. I have to agree with you - sometimes I wonder why I'm sitting at this computer when I should be sitting at my machine! The laundry can wait!! But it has been wonderful for me too, to be able to meet such great people from all over the world and create friendships that never would have happened without this blog world. It IS a great thing!
    Happy Blogiversary!!

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  149. Wow! What a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

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  150. Whew, I just about missed this! I've been out and about way too much! I've enjoyed reading your blog for quite some time now. Just a big THANKS!

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  151. -a great blog and a great give away-i luv Amy Butler-happy blogaversary-could it be 1 year already?-wow time flies.. thanks for sharing your life with us!

    srocca2004@hotmail.com

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  152. Wow, you have alot of comments!
    I've been gone for a few days so now I'm playing catch-up with the blogs.
    It's my favorite time of year and those colors look so pretty the way you have them tied up. Very Fall-ish!!

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  153. Wow! I love the modern retro look of Amy Butler fabric. What a great way to celebrate your blogiversary.

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  154. Hi there, I love your blog! Happy anniversary! :)

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  155. Woooooooo!!!! Blogiversary give away!!

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Thank you so much for your comments - they make my day! I try to respond to as many as my 'mommy' time allows, but life sometimes gets in the way. Please know how much I appreciate each of them.

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