Thursday, September 20, 2012

New quilt book: Springtime in the Rockies

Last Spring the very talented Konda Luckau contacted me about contributing to a book project she was putting together called Springtime in the Rockies.  I was so honored to be invited.  And now the book here - it is so much fun to see my name in print! 
This book is a collaboration of 15 quilting projects by 9 different designers who live here in the Rocky Mountains.
 
My contribution is this basket quilt. 
 Ta Da! There it is! 
And just in case the weather (here in the northern hemisphere, at least) has you in more of a 'fallish' mood, here is another version I created using a more 'fall' color palette.  I'm thinking I'd really like to try this pattern in all solids at some point for another completely different look. 
Springtime in the Rockies can be purchased hereAs part of the Springtime in the Rockies Blog Tour, I have a copy to give away.  And I'll even include a bundle of fabrics to create your own spring baskets quilt in time for next spring!  To enter just leave a comment on this post.  Giveaway closes Sunday, September 23 at midnight MST.  Giveaway CLOSED.

Winner: Random Number Generator #3 (how often does that happen?):

Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!


For other opportunities to win, visit the other stops on the tour:

Sept 20 - Amy Smart (Me!) and A Quilting Life  
Sept 23 - Emily Herrick and Kathy Miller 
Sept 24 - Karlene Riggs and JoyLyn Rigby 
Sept 26 - Machelle Preston  and Kim Walus 

143 comments:

  1. What a cute motif. I really like the colors of your "fall" one. Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations on your book! I imagine that you are super happy with how it turned out.

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  3. Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. How fun to be published. Thanks for the chance.

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  5. Congrats on the book! I am in LOVE with the fall colorway....it is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win the book and fabric.

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  6. Such a fun book, and such a cute basket quilt!

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  7. Congrats on the book, Anna! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your design!

    ellenbruton[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. Congrats to participating in the book! Lovely baskets!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I love the basket pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  10. Wow, congratulations! Lovely baskets and thanks for the chance!

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  11. Congratulations on the book. Looks like some great patterns and I love all those orange baskets.

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  12. This is a really great book to win. There are so many quilts to choose from as well as photographs. Love your baskets. Fall is in the air and it is time to quilt. So, why not try to win that fantastic book along with your other goodies. Thank you.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Congratulations! The baskets are so awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Looks like a great book...love the basket quilt!!! Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

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  15. That looks like a fun book, and I especially like your orange version of the baskets (orange being my favorite color!!) Congrats on your name being "in print"!!!

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  16. Love the basket quilt! Looks like a great book. Hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway : )

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  17. I love these compilation books -- you get such a variety of styles and techniques. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Love the basket quot and the fall colors

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  19. How fantastic! I live to the west of the Rockies and have driven up and over many times in my life. This book looks like a great read on the next road trip... or if I'm the lucky winner, i can sew something up and then bind while on the road!

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  20. Lovely work as always Amy. Hope to see you tonight.

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  21. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this wonderful new book, and some fabric to make that pretty basket quilt too. I appreciate your taking the time to review this book as it sounds interesting to this flatlander (me).

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  22. Love the premise of the book and your quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. The quilts all look amazing! I especially love the one that you did in orange & blue.

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  24. Your quilt looks great! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  25. I've always wanted to make a basket quilt! The book looks great! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  26. great color choice for your fall basket pattern! this would be a fun win ... would have a good time working out of this book! thanx for the chance to win it.

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  27. I am a "basket lover"....your quilt is lovely - would love to try my hand with the new book...Congratulations!

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  29. It looks like a very happy book. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it.

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  30. Congratulations! It must be amazing to see your name in a book. Fantastic giveaway, thank you.

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  31. Ooooh, I love your baskets!! :) Congrats on being published---what a thrill. :) I have to have a copy of this book. :D

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  32. Love your baskets. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. HI! LOOKS LIKE A REALLY NEAT BOOK!
    THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN IT!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  34. Well, I just love those checkerboard and tulip quilts!

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  35. As a Colorado Rocky Mtn gal I am soooo tickled for you! COngratulations and your quilt is darling--I can see this in a little grand daughter's room. Thanks for the giveaway-

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  36. Just found your cute blog! Gonna have to try out some of your patterns one day!

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  37. Your spring baskets are so pretty. Thanks for the opportunityto win the book.

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  38. Cool book! I love the colors in the fall version.

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  39. I love the fall version! Orange is the best!

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  40. I really like the orange and blue quilt, I love how eye-catching those colors are! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  41. Congrats on getting printed! Love the orange colourway :o)

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  42. I've been wanting to try a basket quilt, and your pattern looks perfect! Living in the shadow of the Alberta Rocky Mountains, I think this pattern book is such a fun idea :)

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  43. Congrats on being published! I love the orange/blue colorway...so cheery. Thanks for the chance!

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  44. Woohoo! I love your giveaways :) The pattern you created is fantastic!

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  45. Love your Baskets quilt!! In both colorways too! Waaaay cool! Your do Awesome creating!! No wonder they wanted to include you in the book! How very exciting & Special! Congratulations!!!

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing!! :)

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  46. I just visited Colorado for the first time 2 weeks ago and went to the summit of Pike's Peak...absolutely beautiful part of the country. The book looks great, would be thrilled to win.
    joyce.spaulding@myfairpoint.net

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  47. I love your color combination of the blue and orange. The basket pattern is so cute. I want to make one.

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  48. FABRIC??? Count me in :) I love your colorway!

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  49. Congratulations! It looks like a beautiful book with some great patterns.

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  50. congrats thats so exciting, and you've created a great quilt.

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  51. What a lovely basket quilt, that is on my most make list and I really love the one in the fall colors, it is very striking and more me than pastels. Thanks for the give away.

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  52. congrats and thanks for the giveaway

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  53. Congratulations!! The book looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing a copy.

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  54. Very fun. I love the baskets "fall version."

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  55. Oh My Gosh Amy--Congratulations! You must be so excited and proud! I'd love a chance to win a copy! Thanks so much!

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  56. Great looking book, congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  57. Congratulations!! Looks like a wonderful book and I'd love to try your basket quilt!:) Thanks!

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  58. Yay Amy! I have all of Konda's books and would love to add this to my collection! Especially since I know most of the quilters!

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  59. That looks like a must have book! Love your basket quilt and congratulations on your accomplishment.

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  60. Hi! I love your lovely baskets and in a quilt too!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

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  61. I was born in Colorado so the Rocky Mountains have a special place in my heart. I just love basket quilts and yours is so sweet. It would totally make my day to win this book along with super cute fabric. Thank you do much for the chance.

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  62. Fantastic giveaway, thank you for the chance :)

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  63. I love the aqua and orange version!

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  64. Cingrats!!!! Love the basket quilt! Can't wait to read the book :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Looks like a great book! I live in Fort Collins! :) Thanks for the chance!

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  66. Love both versions of your baskets! Congrats on the book, looks like fun!

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  67. Love the colors used in your basket quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats for being asked to contribute to this book.

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  68. Congratulations:) How exciting!!! I would love to win a copy, but if not it is on my "I want ASAP " list:)

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  69. Don't you just love fall air, cool, crisp, tingling, smell good smells? I know I do! thanks for a chance to win and love your quilt. Think solids would be interesting.

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  70. Love your baskets. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. Looks like a very interesting book, and I like your baskets in both colours.

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  72. The book looks great! I like the baskets in teal & orangee

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  73. Thanks for introducing me to to this title. It looks like a great book. I've love to add it (and some fabric) to my library. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. I love the looks of the book. Thanks for sharing about it. Always read and enjoy your blog.

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  75. Congratulations on this book! I love the basket pattern you chose. I would love to win the book and fabric to make this quilt!

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  76. Love your quilt for the book, love your blog that I receive so regularly, but give aways? I don't love them, living so far away I never seem to qualify, so to the happy lady that will win: Congratulations and enjoy!

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  77. Congrats on the book and your beautiful quilt! So exciting!! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  78. The book looks wonderful and I love your basket quilt!!! Congrats to you on being part of such a fun book!

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  79. Congrats on being in the book. I'm love the quilt. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

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  80. What a fabulous book! Thanks for the great give-a-way!

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  81. Congratulations! What a great book.

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  82. Congratulations on being in this book. I like Spring Baskets.thanks for a chance to win

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  83. Congratulations! Love the autumn colours quilt:)

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  84. I just moved to Colorado so I would love a chance to win the book!

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  85. I am in love with the fall colours, I have been scared to use orange for a long time but have recently started to use it as an accent colour. This is a great giveaway and I thank you for the chance to win.

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  86. Love the orange in the basket quilt. Thanks for the give away.
    Vivian
    sweetlildaisy5566@yahoo.com

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  87. LOVE the orange and aquas! congrats on the book~ so very exciting! thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!!

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  88. This looks like such a fun book!!!
    taushatoad@gmail.com

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  89. Love the look with the modern fabrics! What an accomplishment on the publication. I look forward to your blog everytime I check my email.

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  90. Cute, fun book! I live on the Utah side of the Rockies! Congratulations on the book!

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  91. Love the pastel baskets. I am sure the Easter Bunny would approve!

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  92. That's a fun idea for a book! I love the patterns in it, I'd love a chance to get my hands on a copy, congrats for having such a pretty pattern in it :)

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  93. Congratulations;) I guess it is a great feeling to see your name in print. Your basket quilt is great, I'd love to see it in solids.

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  94. Ooo, I love the idea of using solids for the baskets! Great quilt!

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  95. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  96. I'm new to quilting but would really enjoy a great book to teach me more blocks!

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  97. What a beautiful quilt! I think it would be fun to make one for my daughter!

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  98. What an awesome pattern and a fantastic giveaway.. Enter me! I want to WIN!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

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  99. Very cute quilt. Congratulations on the book.

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  100. Love the quilt! Would also love the book!

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  101. Congratulations!!!! Whether I win or not, I want one of those books!!! and one for my oldest daughter . . . one for my mother . . . .

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  102. oh how i need something to pull me out of the sewing block I have going on!
    the colors you show in the book are my faves, my machine sets there and calls
    to me, but I have my head in the clouds...I need to get back to something that makes me feel real again.

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  103. I LOVE your pattern. This book would be a great addition to my library.

    wyldfyre63(at)aol(dot)com

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  104. congratulations! looks like a good book!

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  105. This looks like fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. Love the orange and turqoise baskets Amy - so pretty!

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  107. Congratulations on your contribution to the book - it looks wonderful and I would love to get my hands on a copy.

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  108. Congratulations! It is very cute.

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  109. Congrats and I'd love to win a copy. Thanks!

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  111. Congratulations to you!! And thanks for the chance to win <3 missavene at gmail dot com

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  112. Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win it. I love any kind of basket quilt, too!

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  113. Love the Rockies! Love baskets! and Spring is my favorite time of year :)

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  115. COngrats! I really like the fall basket quilt. Thanks for sharing the love!

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  116. Amy, such happiness! I have only been quilting two years, have appreciated your blog. Thank you for a chance to win a book.

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  117. You have every reason to be proud!
    As autumn is upon us and I was already dreaming of spring, I try my luck

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  118. Looks like a fabulous book...especially since I live in the Rockies too! Love your basket quilt!

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  119. I love the orange and blue variation of your basket quilt - the pastel one is pretty but kind of pale. I also love the "Fresh Cut Flowers" wall hanging picture you show - I would love to win this book! Thanks for the give away!

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  120. Fall is my favorite time of the year, and a lot of my quilts are in fall colors. Love the oranges in you fall basket quilt. Congratulations on a project well done - would love to win the book - will probably buy it if I don't win. Looks like lots of fun.
    Thanks again

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  121. How fun! This book looks great. It's amazing how different a quilt can look depending on the fabric you use. Love the blues and oranges in your basket quilt.

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  122. It looks like a great book. thanks for the chance

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  123. WOW!! I LOVE this basket quilt!! I would definitely make that one...if I should be lucky enough to win this wonderful book!!
    Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

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  124. Oh, that would be so sweet--especially since I live in a more southern part of the Rockies.

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  125. Congrats!! The springtime colours are gorgeous and have inspired me as it is spring here is Australia right now :D

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  126. Both colorways of the basket quilt are lovely, I'm particularly fond of you Fall colors. Looks like an intriguing book.

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  127. Very cute basket quilt, congratulations!

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  128. Would not know that the quilts are from the same pattern. If I win, will you autograph the book? Congratulations on having your name in print.

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  129. The Basket Quilt is adorable! Congratulations! How fun!

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  130. Can't wait to see the rest of the book! Baskets are my favorite.

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  131. Oh what a great looking book!!!! and I love the title.

    Thank you for the chance.

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  132. You had me at basket quilt. Love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book--it looks great.

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  133. Cute blog. Really like the hexagon ideas.

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