Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet Celebrations Book Tour + giveaway

Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
Welcome to my pit-stop on the Sweet Celebrations Blog Tour!  In case this is your first introduction, Moda Bake Shop has compiled a book of all new patterns, Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bakeshop Chefs, with inspiring sewing creations to celebrate your favorite seasons and holidays throughout the year.
Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
Here are a few sneak peak pictures of the variety of projects found in this book. I was beyond excited to be invited to contribute. I have three projects in the book, including this Love Notes wall hanging (above).  (You can see little snippets of my other projects here. I'll share more about them in the months to come.)
Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
As part of this tour, Oda May of Moda Bake Shop fame, has asked us each a few questions. Here are some of my responses:

What is your favorite part of quilting – fabric selection, piecing, quilting, binding – and why?
Wow. I have so many favorite parts of quilting. I really enjoy the cutting, piecing and even binding, but if forced to pick a favorite, I would have to choose the fabric selection process. Picking the color palette and fabrics, laying out the contrasting prints and textures - I just love that part.

What sewing accomplishment are you most proud of?
I would have to say, finishing my Union Jack quilt this summer. It's been a long time work-in-progress and I'm so happy it's done. I'm glad I had the London Olympics as my deadline motivation.
What have you gained from the online quilting/sewing world?
I can't adequately sum up all that I have gained from the online quilting world.  I've been a closet quilt-lover most of my life, but always felt a little dorky telling people about my "granny" hobby. Discovering the online sewing world about 5 years ago was like finding a bunch of new best friends who shared my love of petting pretty fabric, and then cutting it up into small pieces and sewing it back together.  As a result of that discovery I have been able to connect with many real life friends who share that same love. Not to mention all the beautiful inspiration available and readily shared by so many talented people!
Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs
As part of this tour, I've been asked to share a favorite family recipe connected with the holiday of my favorite project in the book. Well, my favorite project I contributed is a Gratitude Quilt where I embroidered the names of many of the people, places and events that I am most grateful for. It's something I've always wanted to make, and I'm so excited to be able to share the pattern in this book!  Pictures of that quilt coming soon!  

In connection with that project, the recipe I am sharing a recipe is from Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays. One of our new Thanksgiving traditions is to brine our Turkey. (I shouldn't say "our" I should say "my husband's" new favorite tradition, since he does all the work. I am merely the beneficary of his efforts. Wow. SO GOOD.)
But since that tradition is still evolving I thought I would share one of our very established Thanksgiving traditions: my Grandma's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie recipe (not pictured). This pie is a light, fluffy, chilled version of a classic Thanksgiving flavor. My grandma passed away 9 years ago and my mom has continued that tradition every year. One of these days I need to make one myself so that I can carry on the tradition.  Here is that recipe. Even if you're not a traditional 'pie' person (I'm not either) you might like this one!



And now the really fun part! I get to give away a copy of Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bakeshop Chefs to one of you as well as well as one of the latest collections of Moda precuts!

To Enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post. Anything you want to say. If you're feeling stumped, tell me your favorite holiday to sew for.

And the good news is that you can enter to win at any of the stops along the tour! All giveaways are open until the end of October 14. Giveaway CLOSED.

Winner  cherylj said...
That looks like a great pumpkin pie recipe. Pumpkin pie is my favorite and I always love to try new ones.
October 1 - StashBooks and Moda Cutting Table 
October 2 – Melissa Mortenson and Melissa Corry
October 3 – Mary Lane Brown and Natalia Bonner
October 4 – Lissa Alexander and Corey Yoder
October 5 – Jane Davidson and Angela Yosten
October 6 – Jo & Kelli Kramer and Stefanie Roman
October 9 – Katie Blakesley and Aneela Hoey
October 10 – Amy Smart and Angela Pingel
October 11 – Vanessa Christenson and April Rosenthal
October 12 – Moda Bake Shop 

Good luck! And if you're new here, thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

364 comments:

  1. I love to sew for Christmas. There's just something special about handmade things at Christmas time.

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  2. Christmas is my favourite time to sew for too! My sisters especially love homemade gifts!

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  3. Love your blog and I check it daily! You are an inspiration. The book looks wonderful---full of great ideas! I guess Christmas would be my favorite holiday to sew for.

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  4. I like to sew for fall, I think mostly because I love the fall colors!

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  5. Such a lovely post and great giveaway! And I think your recipe will surely be used by many!! I know I plan on trying it! Thanks!!

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  6. I have to agree that finding the online quilting community has brought so much inspiration and so many wonderful cyber friends. I've been quilting, on and off, for about 25 years, but connecting with quilters from all over the world has been awesome. I think that I enjoy quilting for the Fall season as I love the warm rich colors that radiate Autumn. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  7. Love that fall leaf quilt. I want to make one now.

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  8. The recipe looks yummy. I get tired of the same old pumpkin pie every year!

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  9. Your fabric choice for Love Notes is perfect!!! I'm anxious to see your other contributions to the book!

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  10. I love to sew for Christmas. Thanks for the chance

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  11. I have never won a giveaway, it would be cool to be the winner!
    Fingers crossed...

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  12. I love to sew for the current season, the colors in the garden and neighborhood always inspire me!

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  13. Halloween is my most favorite holiday, and it's also my favorite to sew for. It's less stressful than sewing for Christmas, because that usually involves deadlines for gifts. But Halloween stuff is just so laid back!n Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Yummy! I just might have to try that pie! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love to sew for Christmas! It's my favorite part of the year!

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  16. My favorite holiday to sew for is Christmas! I love Christmas! I love seeing the faces of the recipients, especially the grandbabies!

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  17. I'm new to sewing so I haven't really sewed for any season yet. I did however finish my very first quilt for my daughter. I'll have to post some pictures. Thanks for the chance!

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  18. I just finished my first quilt this summer and I am hooked! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. I love any and everything pumpkin. That pumpkin chiffon pie looks right up my alley! Yum!

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  20. The book looks wonderful, and I love your Union Jack quilt. Since I saw yours it's been on my (very long) to do list. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  21. Your Union Jack quilt is just incredible, I am blown away!

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  22. I don't generally love pumpkin pie but yours sounds so nice and light with the chiffon. Maybe I'll try it this year!

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  23. I love your Union Jack quilt - it's so very colorful! Thanks for the delicious recipe (I'll be sharing that with my husband who does the cooking around here!!)and for the chance to win the book and some of my favorite fabric in the whole world ... Moda!

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  24. Oh, man. Pumpkin pie. YUM. Can't wait for the holidays to roll around!
    I love to sew for Christmas, and I know they're not holidays, but my favorite celebrations to quilt for are birthdays.
    Thank you for hosting the hop and thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

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  25. Your recipe looks awesome - I am in the pumpkin mood, I have been drinking pumpkin spice coffee for weeks now that it's getting colder here in Wisconsin. Thanks for the terrific give away!

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  26. I hope I win that book because your Love Notes Quilt NEEDS to be added to my ever growing to do list so that I might finally have a valentines theme quilt/wall hanging!!

    Thanks!!

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  27. What a lovely sounding recipe, thanks! I'll have to try that one - maybe for Thanksgiving. :)

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  28. I love to sew for any holiday, but I always seem to finish after the holiday has passed . . . Maybe because I don't start sewing until just a few days before! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  29. Yum, I love anything pumpkin, so I will give your recipe a try--thanks! Our quilt guild donates place-mats that are given out with Christmas Day Meals on Wheels--a bit of holiday cheer for shut-ins. It's fun to come up with a design to make someone else's day a little happier.

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  30. Well, my WIP pile would suggest that I love to think about sewing for Christmas . . . now to get some of them finished. ;) Beautiful contributions. Thanks for the chance.

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  31. I try to give everyone in my family a handmade Christmas ornament each year, so I tend to do my handwork for Christmas (starting back in the summer, so I can get it done on time!) Sometimes they are not sewn...this year, oddly enough, I am knitting christmas light ornaments. :-) They also make great cat toys!

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  32. Hmmm... I am doing my first holiday project ever right now!!! Christmas quilt. But, I have to say I am looking forward to making something for Halloween!!! I'm just waiting till after October 31st this year so all the fabric will go on sale! ;)

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  33. I love the idea of a gratitude quilt! I just got started quilting and I love it so far.

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  34. My favorite holiday to sew for? BIRTHDAYS! (Those totally count, right :)?)

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  35. I love to sew for Christmas! This book looks awesome!

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  36. I just found your blog via Pinterest! Isn't it the best?! Love your designs also!

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  37. Christmas! I just finished up a new tree skirt and am rushing to make progress on my Christmas quilt.

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  38. I love to make quilts for others - that's my favorite holiday sewing - birthdays, "I hug you" quilts, Christmas, graduations, "just saw this fabric and thought of you",...

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  39. Family traditions and recipes are the best, and we love pumpkin anything, so I look forward to trying yours! Thank you for the giveaway. Our trees are just now losing their leaves and this makes me look forward to the holidays even more!

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  40. That pie sounds delicious! I've become the resident Thanksgiving pie maker, so I might have to try that one this year. Thanks!

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  41. I adore the little peek of the Hanukkah quilt! I have never seen anything like it and think I have to make one....quickly!

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  42. Fantastic giveaway and thanks for the yummy recipe!

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  43. I love quilting anytime. Just whenever the inspiration hits me. So, it can be all years around. Any and all of the seasons. I quilt because I love it and it makes me feel good about giving a quilt to a loved one anytime of the year. Moda's Sweet Celebration is one book that has captured everyone's heart. So, thank you for the chance to win and I am sure that all of us has a project in mind for those precuts by now.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  44. Your Grama's recipe looks delicious, Thankyou for sharing.

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  45. I have no trouble sewing/quilting for any time of year! Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away.
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  46. I love sewing/piecing (I have yet to try to do my own machine quilting) any time of year, but especially through fall and winter. The weather is colder, my family is less busy with all of the summer activities having come to an end, and it just seems like a great time of year to bake and sew. :)

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  47. Your union jack quilt is just gorgeous, I can see why you are so proud of it.
    Love the colors, it is so nicely done. Thanks for sharing your pumpkin pie
    recipe, it looks to be very similar to the family recipe my mother makes at
    holiday time. Have a wonderful day and thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. I can't wait to see your gratitude quilt. I love that idea and want to make one for myself! It is always good to remember what we are thankful for. Thanks for the lovely give away.

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  49. I love to sew for birthdays! This last year I made lap quilts for my mothers birthday and mother in law. I love giving handmade. Thank you for sharing this post! I would love to win- I have this book on my Christmas wish list :)

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  50. Christmas is my favorite time for sewing. The pumpkin pie sounds yummy.

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  51. I love making Fall and Christmas quilts best...maybe because I love these times of the year!! Your Union Jack is perfect and I also love the blue quilt in the box! Thanks for the chance to win this book!
    Paulette

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  52. I love sewing for fall! I have 3 fall quilts on the go right now!

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  53. This is my first Christmas as a quilter and I can't wait to make my Christmas quilt! But then I will need to make a new one for spring and then another for summer...need I say more?! Making something to reflect the seasons is so special, and I love that bringing quilts out for particular holidays or seasons will be part of our family's traditions. Thanks for your inspiring and helpful blog - my first quilt was made using your tutes:)

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  54. Will have to try your gramma's pie, it sounds wonderful. When our winter weather comes it will be a great time to learn something new. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. Thanks for participating in the Moda blog, Amy. It is a good way for me to explore the world of 'Blog'. Your Union Jack quilt is very stylish and I love the mix of color.

    I love to sew quilts for babies. Smaller in size, they are easier to machine quilt here at home. I'm looking forward to reading the new Sweet Celebrations!

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  56. That pie sounds yummy :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. I have actually sewn a lot for Halloween! But, I always make sure there is a least one gift for Christmas that I made for my kids. Sometimes I sew and sometimes I crochet.

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  58. I love sewing for Christmas! Just makes everything festive :)

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  59. I love the pictures that you post on your blog! They always give me inspiration. Thank You!! taushatoad@gmail.com

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  60. I too love sewing christmas gifts for family and friemds..

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  61. You have a great day for your stop - today is my youngest granddaughter's first birthday! And I'm working on a baby quilt for another daughter's next arrival.

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  62. Love, love, love "Love Notes"!!

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  63. Lovely! I enjoy making baby blankets.

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  64. This is so FUN! Thanks for participating - I can't wait to try your pie, it sounds DELICIOUS!! I love to sew for all seasons. In the spring I find myself in the mood to use brighter colors and in the fall I lean more toward deep reds and browns and then, of course, at Christmas it is impossible to pass up all the cute Christmas-y fabrics out there!! Thanks again!!

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  65. Love the idea for your Gratitude Quilt!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book and a Moda pre-cut!!

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  66. Oh I'm a sucker for pumpking pie! I will definitely have to try your food recipe!

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  67. I can't wait to see your gratitude quilt. Now that the weather is finally cooling down I will have to try your recipe.

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  68. What a fantastic giveaway - thanks for the chance to win. I love sewing for Christmas and I think that this book will help me come up with some great ideas! =)

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  69. At the moment I am sewing a snowman quilt, I hope we will,have snow this winter!

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  71. I;ve been sewing for ALL the holidays! My DS & DDIL bought a huge dining room table & requested a large tablerunner for EVERY holiday & season. So I'm working on Halloween right now but going to make it reversible so I hit Thanksgiving too. Pumpkins on one side & witches & bats on the other!. Great blog hop - thanks for participating.

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  72. HELLO! ISN'T AUTUMN WONDERFUL WITH COOLER TEMPS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A CHANCE FOR A GREAT BOOK+PRECUTS TOO! YEA!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  73. Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite part of quilting is picking out the fabric.

    kelawrence05@gmail.com

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  74. I can't wait to get started on my Christmas projects. There's so much do sew :-)

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  75. Wow, I found the autumn colored quilt amazing! Can you tell which colors were used? I just loved it!

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  76. I love to sew for Christmas! It's my goal to give at least one handmade gift to each of my children every year. Sewing for boys can be tough. And then it's hard to narrow it down for girls.

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  77. I always find your blog so inspiring! I recently built up a stash of vintage looking Halloween fabric and I can't wait to start my Halloween quilt. Yes, I'm a little behind but I need to finish my current WIP first.

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  78. I love making Halloween costumes for my girls. For quilty projects, though, my favorite holiday to sew for is Christmas!

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  79. I love the spring time. There are bight colora and fun fabrics.

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  80. My mother always made pumpkin chiffon pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas and I haven't had it since she passed away 19 years ago. It is my favorite pie for the holidays and now I may have to make it this year. It is so different from traditional pumpkin pie, yum!

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  81. I am really torn between whether it is more fun to sew autumn or christmas projects....guess we'll have to call it a tie!!! Love the giveaway!!

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  82. Although I was a 4-H'er as a kid, I've only recently begun sewing again - some quilting (gifts for new babies has been popular with me)and things for my home (curtains, wall-hangings and the like). I'm getting ready to start a Christmas gift, so I suppose that would make my favorite holiday to sew for Christmas, as I've never sewn for any other holiday.

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  83. I like sewing for Christmas, things like pillowcases for the children and handmade gifts for friends.

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  84. My favourite holiday to sew for would be Christmas . Thanks

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  85. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway! Since I'm currently awaiting my newest order of Christmas fabric, I'd have to say it's my favorite!! (If only because it means I get to pick out a new selection of fabric!!!)

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  86. I am anxious to sew some small Christmas presents this year - hmmmm... need to get started on that :-)

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  87. Wow!! This book looks great! I love Christmas!! :) oh, and birthdays! those are holidays, too, right?!

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  88. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays too. I love spending time with my family, eating delicious food, making a list of all the things I'm most thankful for.

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  89. I'm looking forward to seeing your gratitude quilt! And I love your Union Jack quilt, so beautiful! I'm always inspired by you!

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  90. The more I see of this book the better it looks! I like to sew for Christmas, so many fun projects to give as gifts. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.

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  91. Congrats Amy! That Love Notes wall hanging is super cute!

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  92. Pumpkin Chiffon Pie!!! I'm not a real "pie person", but this sounds Heavenly!! I have got to try this recipe-- it'd be perfect to take to my Mom's for Thanksgiving! My grandma 's traditional Thanksgiving dish was her cornbread dressing, which my Mom took over when Grandma was no longer able to do it.. There is no recipe-- and I've watched and tried to duplicate the deliciousness-- but so far, haven't quite gotten it right.. Maybe one day... :-)

    I am loving all the delicious recipes from this hop! Thanks for sharing! :-)
    And thank you for the chance to win!!

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  93. Thanks for being in a fun blog hop. I've enjoyed every day. Wish it could go on forever. This looks like an amazing book. I like to sew for fall. I think the colors of fall just grab me. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  94. I'm loving the turquoise and red look for Christmas porjects at the moment.

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  95. I love to sew for christmas. Either for decorations or for gifts to give. It's all fun! Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

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  96. I don't do much holiday-specific sewing, but I do love to make Halloween costumes for my kids. Thanks for the recipe!

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  98. I've only sewed for one holiday so far. It was Christmas and I made personalized place mats, quilt block ornaments, and stockings. AND I managed to finish them all before 12/24!

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  99. hanksgiving is my favorite holiday also, if for no other reason than because it has not become "merchandized" like all the other big holidays. It doesn't hurt that pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite pie and I love turkey and dressing/stuffing also. I'm ready for some right now!

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  100. pumpkin chiffon pie?! wow! That sounds like a yumilicious treat! I love your Union Jack quilt. Gorgeous! thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  101. I love the star quilt! Thanks for the chance to win this fab looking book!

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  102. Thanks for the great recipe. I love to sew for Christmas and St Valentine's Day.

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  103. I love to sew gifts for all holidays. I also make some holiday table runners and such, mostly for Christmas and fall holidays, but also for July 4th. I'm looking forward to this book!

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  104. Okay, that Thanksgiving quilt and photo is divine. Thank you for sharing your ideas with your readers!

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  105. I don't really have a favorite holiday to sew for, but I love sewing/quilting for other. Making a friend a baby's quilt, a quilted table runner for a family member, or a quilted throw for a wedding gift. I love giving something quilted or sewn as a gift any time of year.

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  106. I just began sewing in August, so I have not made anything holiday related. I do think that I would really like sewing Christmas related items, stockings look like a lot of fun to make :)

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  107. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love anything pumpkin flavored so that'll definitely be added to my "to bake" list. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  108. The book and the chiffon pie both look delicious - can't wait to try both!

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  109. I love all holidays I just love to quilt.

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  110. I've just sewed for Christmas - but I'm going to make my first Thanksgiving table runner!

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  111. Your Union Jack quilt is wonderful! I'm still working on my skills, hopefully soon I can do something as intricate :)

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  112. My favorite holiday to sew for is Christmas. I also like to make things for the change of seasons. Your pumpkin chiffon pie sounds so yummy!!!

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  113. This quilt in the box looks really good ... can't wait to see the whole quilt;-) Thanks and greetings from germany, Hildy
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  114. That chiffon pie looks like a winner. If my MIL wasn't already on pie duty, I might make this for Thanksgiving this year. Do births count as holidays, because they should. But they/baby showers are my favorite occasion to quilt for.

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  115. Thank you for the lovely recipe and I adore Thanksgiving and love to sew Fall themed items and quilts. thanks again!

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  116. Congrats on the projects in the book! Looks wonderful. I am working on my second quilt to gift to two special people. Sewing will probably continue right on up to Christmas Eve.

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  117. The quilt in the box is so pretty. I love the quilting design.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. I'm excited about this book and the projects! Right now I'm so new to the scene that I most enjoy watching the new fabric collections released so regularly. I'm trying to do a litte project for each season and then maybe I'll start bigger seasonal quilt projects eventually ...

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  119. I am happily working on a few quilts right now and need to start more. Love quilting and sewing - my life in threads. Your recipe looks yummy. Thanks for a chance to win this book. :)

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  120. Just having a few minutes here and there to sew/quilt is my love. My son-in-law's grandma asked me when I find the time to quilt -- I told her I have to make the time. I have all the supplies to make your dresden quilt--it reminds me of peppermint candies and would be great for Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win and I love your blog and read it faithfully~

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  121. I love sewing for christmas. I made 85% of gifts last year. I don't know how I will do that agasin this year but I will try to make at least 1 item per person :)

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  122. I like to make table runners for each holiday. Now I'm working on a summer one for several friends. Yes, I'm a bit behind as it is fall here.

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  123. I enjoy sewing quilts for all of the holidays and seasons. Christmas and Halloween are probably my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win - the book looks great!

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  124. The book looks amazing and of course i'd love to have it! The wall hanging is so pretty, it would be the perfect christmas present for my little niece. Thanks for the giveaway and the yummy recipie!

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  125. Looks like a great book! I don't have a specific holiday I sew for, but I do like to plan projects for family that I think they'll love! Love your blog!! Thanks for the great giveaway!! lubna_2112@hotmail.com

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  126. I like fall colors, my house is basically in the fall color palette and I'd say this could have something to do with missing fall here in sunny/hot Florida. The book looks like great fun.

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  127. This book looks wonderful! Can't wait to see if for myself!
    ~Robin
    welchrobin@Hotmail.com

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  128. That pie looks divine! I love to sew for Christmas. I just taught myself to sew on a machine this July. I used videos and awesome blogs like yours. I just made a long list of Christmas gifts to make! I better get started. Christmas is around the corner!

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  129. Love the wall hanging and what a sweet way to remember your grandmother every year! Thanks for the recipe!

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  130. I can't wait to see this book in person. I have more 4th of July type quilts than any other so I guess that's my favorite.

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  131. Your recipe sounds so good - I LOVE pumpkin!

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  132. I love to sew for Christmas, but I always seem to run out of time before I get everything done.
    Thanks for the chance to win. The Sweet Celebrations book looks great!

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  133. I love the idea of a gratitude quilt. I'd never heard of this before. Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious!

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  134. Looks like a great book. I just finished a couple of Halloween wall hangings. I guess that's what happens when you don't have costumes to sew anymore.

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  135. Yum...Pumpkin! One of my favorite things about the Fall is all the pumpkin flavored foods and drinks!

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  136. I love sewing for Christmas! There is something special about giving a gift that has been made just or that person, a gift from the heart.

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  137. I just love to sew whatever the time of year.

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  138. I truly enjoy following your blog. Your recipe made me think of an afghan that I'm currently working on. It's the color of pumpkin pie with a strip of cream.

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  139. I love that this isn't a baked pie. Question: The sugar to go in the egg yolks mixture, is that the brown sugar? Do you use all of the white sugar in the egg whites?
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. I have made sewn things for every holiday! I most enjoy making special Christmas things (usually to give as gifts), and I treasure the handmade items that friends have given me over the years.

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  141. My favourite parts of quilting are browsing the books and magazines and websites, dreaming about the next project to start. Then I like to do hand quilting. Those are my two best parts.

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  142. I love the online quilting community. I've learned so much about quilting and have made so many friends. I love your Union Jack quilt.

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  143. I love sewing for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on the book!

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  144. I love to sew for any reason. Your pie recipe looks good. I love pie--cherry and apple are my favorites.

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  145. I can't wait to see the whole quilt! It looks so beautiful. I love sewing for whatever holiday is next!

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  146. I like to sew for birthdays - holidays are usually too crunched for time and birthdays are so fun to make a special project.

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  147. Amy, My grandmother made this exact same pie and it is a tradition with my family too.
    I wonder where the recipe originated? Maybe Knox gelatin?

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  148. I wish I had some cook me a yummy dinner! And it's a good thing your Mom knows how to make that yummy pie but you are right. Don't let the recipe get away from the family!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  149. Love your blog Amy. You are always so inspiring!

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  150. Pumpkin Chiffon pie sounds great! I wish I had time to make all the things I have 'collected' from online inspiration! Quilts, cookies, dresses, purses, pies...

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  151. Hi,
    Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Quilting Community? Our members will love it!
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  152. I love family traditions and am always interested in what other people do - I like that your Mum has continued to make your Grandma's pie and that you also plan to continue that, perhaps your children will also continue in the years to come. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  153. I love the "notes" quilt. I made one smaller for each of my boys!

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  154. Love giving handmade presents for Christmas, specially quilts. Terrific giveaway!

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  155. Yum! I love pumpkin! And what is a holiday without a pie?! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  156. I love anything pumpkin in the Fall! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  157. I'm always happy to get a new pumpkin recipe to try-thanks! The book also looks great!

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  158. Your pumpkin recipe sounds really yummy, although for me pumpkin always comes with light vinegar marinate, cloves and sugar;)

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  159. Ohhh thanks for the chance to win and the recipe!!! I love pumpkin!!!!!

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  160. Yum ...thanks for the recipe. I love sewing for Christmas.

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  161. I love the turquoise and grays in the quilt that's pictured in your post. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book. I'm a big fan of the Moda Bakeshop, so much inspiration, and so many fun projects. Congrats on being included.

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  162. I have made the most Autumn quilts, I guess I have more time before the business of the Christmas preparations get going to fast!

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  163. am trying to make for all the holidays, runners and mats, mug rugs and coasters, small projects for allthe seasons and special days and am enjoying this project. thanx for your pumpkin recipe!

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  164. I love the love wall hanging the color combo is one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  165. I love pumpkin! Thanks for the recipe! and for the giveaway!

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  166. I always intend to sew and bake for the holidays and never seem to get to it. Oh well my name isnt Martha...

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  167. It is not a specific holiday, but I love to sew quilts that are bright and remind me of Spring! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  168. Greetings from the UK! I love your Union Jack quilt and I plan to make a Union Jack cushion or a lap quilt soon. I also love your colour spectrum HST quilt, plan on making one myself too, but I have a feeling that it will be a long process as I have a super-king size quilt in mind!

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  169. I've only been quilting now for a couple of years but I love it and I now find myself not only building up my stash but collecting books that have lots of fun and amazing patterns to make. So getting this for me would be one more wonderful thing to add to my growing collection.

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  170. Thanks for the recipe and being new to quilting, I would love this book! Have a pumpkin from my garden that I'll try this pie out with, too.

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  171. I'd really like t win this & try some of the pretty patterns for smaller things. I've been making bed quilts that take forever.

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  172. I must make a Union Jack quilt ...... soon.

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  173. I am really enjoying this blog hop and all the opportunities to be able to win this really wonderful book!!! The projects look so fun! I love seeing just how many creative people are out in blogland. It is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  174. Another good seasonal recipe to try ! Can't wait to see inside this book...I'm loving all the sneak peeks on everyone's blogs though !

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  175. My favorite holiday to sew for is Halloween because I get to sew costumes for my nephews. It is so gratifying to see them having so much fun in my creations!

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  176. Christmas is my favorite holiday to sew for!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  177. I love sewing for Halloween and making costumes for my kids!

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  178. I love to sew for my new grandbaby that is on the way.

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  179. I love your Union Jack Quilt - very nice. I am a c.w. fan myself. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  180. I have just discovered the beauty of quilt blogs and am so grateful for all of the girls on this blog tour. You all have taught me so much. I have been quilting for years, never really knowing what the heck I was doing. My life is much easier now that I found ya'll!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  181. I mostly wish I would. Start earlier for holiday sewing. Congrats on your contibutions in the book

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  182. I love to make Halloween quilts and Thanksgiving/Fall table runners. It's my favorite season, I just love all the colors of Fall. ;-> Toni Anne

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  183. I love to sew things for my daughter, this year she,s in school so I need to provide something black and orange for Hallowe'en. Just because I want to.

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  184. I love Halloween. 99% of my Halloween decorations I have crafted or sewn. It can be such a fun holiday!

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  185. I don't sew for a specific holiday but, I do love making quilts for my kids and grand children. Thanks!

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  186. I love your Union Jack quilt, so lovely!

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  187. I love to sew for birthdays (the original birthday, is my favorite) I like to put in my card to mommy..."this is intended to get dirty, be spit on, pooped on and used every night until its worn to shreds!" Then I will make you another!

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  188. I love fall and thanksgiving, which is actually a tradition we began when we moved to the US from Belize. We never celebrated it before, since it is an american tradition and I grew up in German Mennonite community.

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  189. I'm in the UK, we only really celebrate Christmas, halloween isn't all that big over here generally, so I would have to say Christmas! I sew a little for birthdays too, but definitely more for Christmas.

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  190. Hmmm, my back is killing me from standing over my cutting table for most of the day. I wish I could figure out a set-up that allows me to dot down, but I can't seem to get the leverage I need to keep my ruler from slipping. That's all. Happy Wednesday!

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  191. I'm ready to sew quilts when the weather gets cool so I'm getting geared up now. I have fall quilts to work on!
    Thanks for the chance to win that great new book!

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  192. I think pumpkin pie is the reason for Thanksgiving. Yum!!!

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  193. I love to sew surprise gifts for friends. Things that they were not expecting. Not for a holiday or a birthday, but just because I want to surprise them and maka a day super special for them.

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  194. We ate Pumpkin Chiffon Pie every year at Thanksgiving, too! And your Union Jack Quilt is my fave!!

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  195. Pumpkin pie is not something we have in Australia,but I think I may just have to try this recipe. I do a lot of Christmas sewing. It's a wonderful time of the year. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  196. I love to sew quilts for people. The last quilt I made for someone for a a friend that had been battling breast cancer. When I top quilted it I put hidden words throughout the quilt like "strength, family, courage, survivor" She absolutely loved it!

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  197. I love to sew any time of the year especially when there is a baby quilt to make. The book looks wonderful!

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  198. Love, love, love your Union Jack Quilt!

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  199. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I love to sew quilts any time of the year. I can't get my head around quilting at a certain time of the year.

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