Friday, June 14, 2013

Virtual Quilting Bee block #8 + an awesome giveaway

It's hard to believe that we are already on Block #8 of the Virtual Quilting Bee - which means we are almost half way there!
If you're new to the Virtual Quilting Bee click here for all the details as well as links to block and introduction to quilting tutorials. 
This month the block is designed and taught by Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts. Doesn't it look fancy? I'm so excited to learn Judi's technique for making this block. It is a little more detailed than some of our earlier blocks, but we are ready for a new challenge! Just keep in mind what I shared in my last post: pin your points when you sew and sew your seams with a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Don't forget to press carefully - don't stretch the fabric. You're going to do great!

If you are not familiar with Judi or Green Fairy Quilts, you must check out her blog to see her amazing quilting! Judi and her husband also own an online fabric shop specializing in pre-cut fabrics, specifically Moda's, at great prices.
And today Judi is offering to giveaway a fat quarter bundle of Moda's new collection Baby Jane by Cosmo Cricket. I have been seeing sneak peaks of this line popping up in social media land and I am totally smitten. I may have break down and get some!
If you would like the opportunity to win this pretty fat quarter bundle (a $90 value!) visit Green Fairy Quilts and sign up for their newsletter, come back and leave a comment telling me that you did. That way you'll get the latest head's up on the amazing sales, specials, and pre-order announcements when new things arrive in the shop. There's even a great sale going on right now! Giveaway open until Wednesday, June 19 at midnight, MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Winner: ELNMJune 14, 2013 at 7:04 PM
I'm already signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Love this fabric line - soft colors with the pop of red. Many thanks for the inspiration! 

Thanks again to Judi for the latest block tutorial and for a snazzy giveaway to go along with it!

368 comments:

  1. I receive the newsletter already and have gotten excellent service when ordering from Green Fairy Quilts in the past. Gorgeous fabric.
    thinkbox1 (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. I follow her blog & signed up for the newsletter. Judi is an incredible quilter.

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  3. Oh I love green fairy! Great eye candy an prices. Love the need letter.
    Linynp2 (at) yahoo dot com

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  4. I'm on their mailing list. What a generous giveaway.

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  5. I get the newsletter . Thanks

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  6. I already am signed up for Judi's newsletter and would be over the moon if I won that beautiful bundle!!

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  7. I follow Judi and receive the newsletter, too. Thank you for the chance to win fabric!
    mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I already get the newsletter!

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  9. I receive the newsletter!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  10. I follow Green Fairy Quilts and get their news letter.

    sara_stetson at yahoo.com

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  11. I already get the newsletter - it's such a great shop! Thanks for the chance to win the bundle. I love baby Jane!

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  12. I get the newsletter! Thanks Judi!

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  13. I signed up, maybe for the second time. What gorgeous fabric!

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  14. I have followed Green Fairy for a long time. I love Judi's quilting, it's awesome. Thanks for the chance to win this yummy bundle.

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  15. I signed up for their newsletter! Love that fabric!

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  16. I receive their newsletter, great online shop!

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  17. I get green fairys newsletter, love their store, excellent service :)

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  18. I follow Green Fairy Quilts and just clicked to receive the newsletter.

    Thanks for putting my name in the hat for this super giveaway!

    June

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  19. I receive Judi's newsletter. Thanks for offering a great giveaway!

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  20. I love Green Fairy Quilts, and I get their newsletter already, Thanks for the giveaway!
    gabengayle(at)verizon(dot)net

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  21. I am signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. I lve Judi's shop.

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  22. I get the Green Fairy Quilts weekly letter regarding their website and sales and always check out the fabric. Really like them and their prices. This is a great giveaway and I like the block! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I receive Green Fairy Quilts newsletter already - love it! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  24. Ok I signed up for the green fairy newsletter now I have to go back to see how the make that lovely block
    Thank you
    Colleen

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  25. Signed up and confirmed. Looks like a wonderful shop and love that fabric line!

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  26. Amy, I already get the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. In fact I am a return customer of theirs! Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love more of their pre-cuts!

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  27. I already receive the GFQ's newsletter. It's really fun!!

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  28. I already receive the GFQ newsletter and do plenty of shopping there. Love Judi's quilting! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy fabric!

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  29. I subscribed. Love the Baby Jane line!

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  30. I love getting their newsletter. My wallet, on the other hand, may not like it quite so much. Great quilt a long, Amy!

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  31. Heatherburdett@gmail.com all signed up!

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  32. I've signed up for the newsletter!

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  33. I'm on the list for Green Fairy Quilts and have ordered from them. Great fabrics.

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  34. Wow gorgeous line!! I receive her newsletters now :-). Thank you for the opportunity to win such beautiful fabric!! :-)

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  35. I already get her newsletter. Thank you for sharing this giveaway with us today.

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  36. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance - fingers crossed!

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  37. I just signed up! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  38. I receive Green Fairy Quilts email newsletter! Thanks for the chance!

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  39. I get Green Fairy Quilts newsletter already. Always great deals to be had.

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  40. I signed up for Green Fairy's newsletter. :) I kept meaning to as I am always on their site looking at fabric. :)

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  41. I have been following Judi for awhile and I get her newsletter. I love her quilting!!!

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  42. Of course I follow her newletter! Judi is a quilting goddess! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Thanks for the give away! I have signed up for the newsletter!

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  44. I am a fan of GFQ and get their newsletter. what an awesome & generous giveaway!I hope I win!

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  45. Signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter, thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. Just signed up for the newsletter! Love the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. I signed up for Green Fairy news letter.

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  48. I signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  49. I am signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Thanks for a great give away!

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  50. I already get Green Fairy's newsletter. Thanks
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  51. Been on her site for months! LOVE the fabrics, but adore childrens prints, as that is my focus with quilts. Thank you for sharing and I HOPE I FINALLY WIN ONE! LOL

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  52. I already receive Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. She has a wonderful selection of precuts at great prices!! Thank you for a chance at the giveaway! Love her block too!!

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  53. I love Green Fairy Quilts and am signed up for her newsletter! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway. I already follow Green Fairy Quilts.

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  55. I signed up for the newsletter. Love the fabric and the block!

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  56. I get Judis newsletter! thank you!

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  57. I receive the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  58. I am already signed up for the newsletter! She is amazing! Thank you both for the giveaway!

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  59. I subscribe at louster388atyahoodotcom:)

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  60. I just signed up to receive Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. The baby Jane line of fabric is beautiful. My daughter is expecting and I am so ready to make the baby a beautiful quilt. Thank you for a chance to win this beautiful line.

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  61. I get her newsletter already, thanks for the chance

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  62. I already get it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  63. Love Green Fairy Quilts! Signed up for a newsletter! Love your quilts too! Planning on adding this block for ideas on future quilts! And I really want to make your simple stripes quilt!

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  64. I'm subscribed to newsletter

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  65. I already receive Judi's emails. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  66. I'm signed up for their newsletter, thanks so much!

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  67. I just signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter--thank you so much for the give-away!

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  68. I already get the GF newsletter!

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  69. What a great giveaway. I signed up for Judi's newsletter.

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  70. Not only do I already subscribe to Green Fairy newsletter but I often shop there :) Great prices. Love this Baby Jane line and what a terrific giveaway.

    ckbaker46@yahoo.com

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  71. Have followed Green Fairies for a long time.

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  72. I'm signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabric!

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  73. Green Fairy Quilts newsletter is the best, a fabric lovers dream which I already subscribe to. Thanks to both of you for the generous giveaway. I can't wait for Judi's first book, it's not coming soon enough. ;-> Toni Anne

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  74. I already receive Green Fairy Quilts newsletter and love their fabric and deals. Thanks for giveaway

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  75. I signed up again for the newsletter, and I follow her on Facebook. Love all of her fabrics and her quilting is awesome!

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  76. I am already receiving the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. I would love to win this bundle. This fabric is adorable. Thanks so much!

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  77. I already receive Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. I would love love to win! Thanks. kcannon@anwsu.org

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  78. I signed up for the newsletter :)

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  79. All signed up, I LOVE this line!

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  80. I signed up for the newsletter! After a trip to my local quilt shop for additional fabric with two boys in tow, I hope I win the fat quarter bundle for my next quilt. Boys and quilt shops aren't the best combination. :)

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  81. I already get the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  82. Thank you for introducing my to Green Fairy Quilts. I signed up to start receiving her newsletter. And Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Love the Historical Blends! I can see them as transition OR focal fabrics.

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  84. I'm already a follower and receive the newsletter!! I love this quilt block...very unique! Thanks for the great giveaway too!

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  85. I signed up, and I LOVE this fabric!!!

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  86. I'm signed up for their newsletter. Thanks for the chance.

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  87. Signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the great giveaways.

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  88. What a cool block. I couldn't believe the quilt it made to see rows of them put together - so fun! I'm already a subscriber to Judy's newsletter.

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  89. I just signed up to receive the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway; it's a nice bundle!

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  90. I signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Thanks for the generous giveaway of cute fabric!

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  91. What a fun giveaway! Signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter....thanks so much for a chance to win!

    Julie

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  92. I already receive their newsletter, thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. Awesome giveaway! thanks for the opportunity

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  94. I get Judi's newsletter, follow her blog and am a faithful customer. Love her awesome quilting too!

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  95. Signed up for the newsletter and excited for this giveaway!

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  96. awesome, I signed up for their newsletter

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  97. I already receive Judis newsletter. Terrific giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com

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  98. I already receive Green fairy quilts newsletter , thanks for the chance !!

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  99. I already receive the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Judi's shop has great choices and prices. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  100. I'm already signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. And I love the block she designed!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  101. I signed up for their newsletter. Thanks

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  102. I have signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter, now sign me up for the giveaway! thanks.

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  103. I receive the green fairy quilts newsletter already - thanks so much for the generous chance!

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  104. just subscribed... but not just for the giveaway! beautiful shop.

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  105. I already receive the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. I've been a follower for about a year. Thanks for the opportunity to win these beautiful fabrics. Hope I'm a winner!!!

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  106. This fabric is so lovely that it makes my heart beat faster! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the instructions for block #8 too. I already receive the Green Fairy Newsletter. And on a different subject Amy, I love your father's day quilt!

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  107. I already subscribe to her newsletter, and order from her frequently!!! Love this fabric--thanks for the chance to win!!

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  108. Just last week I signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts Newsletter. I have never done a quilt-a-long or participated in a virtual quilting bee. But I think I will try even though I'm not sure how to post my quilt blocks to the Flickr group....

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  109. I signed up. These fabrics are so cute, thanks for the chance!

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  110. I get the newsletter. She has fantastic prices.

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  111. I signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Just love the fabric!
    Kathy

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  112. Signed up for the newsletter! Love the Baby Jane collection :) go spurs go!

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  113. I have subscribed to the newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  114. I follow green fairy quilts! And get their newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  115. I already receive the Green Fairy Quilt newsletter :) Thank you for a chance to win. Janita

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  116. I signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Thank you for a great opportunity to win some awesome fabric.

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  117. Have signed up for newsletter. Great site and love the fabrics. excited for the giveaway, thanks heaps

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  118. I'm already signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter.

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  119. Just subscribed yo the Green Fairy newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. What a neat looking block! Love the yellow as well. I already follow Green Fairy Quilts. Judi's quilting is so amazing!

    Thank you and Judi for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. I have signed up for the newsletter :) Baby Jane looks so cute, I'd not seen that line before :)

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  122. I've subscribed- thanks for the giveaway!

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  123. I signed up for the newsletter and would love to win! Thank you!

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  124. I signed up for their newsletter!

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  125. I've been signed up for their newsletter for quite awhile. They have amazing customer service and very fast shipping. Anytime I've had a question, they have responded within an hour. I have had my eye on Baby Jane for a couple weeks now, and I would love to win it!

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  126. All signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Looks like a super online shop!

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  127. I also already get the newsletter. Love the colors in that stack of fabric!!

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  128. I already recieve the newsletter. they have some beautiful stuff. Thanks for the chance to win! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  129. I'm all signed up! Thank you.

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  130. I already read Green Fairy Quilts, but now get the newsletter, too. writingsofkatekracklin (at) gmail.com

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  131. I signed up for the newsletter! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  132. I've been following Judi for a while and LOVE her work and her shop! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. Hi! I signed up at Green Fairy and thanks for letting us know about GF, I liked what I saw when I looked around their site. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  134. I signed up! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. I signed up for the green fairy quilts newsletter

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  136. I'm already receiving the newsletter! Love this fabric!

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  137. I've signed up! Thanks for the chance!

    onesasyquilter (at) gmail (dot) com

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  138. Signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. I love the quilt blocks! :)

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  139. Thanks so much for introducing me to Green Fairy Quilts. Signed up for the news letter and placed an order for some fabric - they have the best shipping rates to Canada I've found anywhere! Would love a chance to win this bundle, if Canadians are eligible. Thanks either way :)

    Jen

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  140. All signed up! Can't wait to see all the jolly Christmas fabrics :-)

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  141. I follow Green Fairy Quilts :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  142. Already follow her and get her newsletter! She has amazing prices!

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  143. I get the Green Fairy Quilt's newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win. ksmith8@emich.edu

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  144. Hi I subscribe to the green fairy site cute name an fun place to explore. Thanks for sharing it. I love the blocks you create

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  145. Signed up. My daughter in law would love this collection. I might be persuaded to share with her! ;-)
    hpetrik@yahoo.com

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  146. Signed up. My daughter in law would love this collection. I might be persuaded to share with her! ;-)
    hpetrik@yahoo.com

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  147. Wow! I love all this quilting inspiration and can't wait to try a few of the projects. I am all signed up for Judi's newsletter. debmutti@gmail.com

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  148. How could I refuse such a lovely bundle!? Thank you for this opportunity :) I have signed up for the newsletters from the green fairy :) great shop!

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  149. I signed up for Judi's newsletter! Thank you for the chance to win such beautiful fabric. Good luck everyone!!!

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  150. I just discovered Green Fairy Quilts, thanks to you. I'm signed up for their newsletter and hope to win some beautiful Baby Jane! Now I'm off to shop at Green Fairy Quilts.

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  151. The Green Fairy Quilt's Newsletter is one of my inbox's favorites :)

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  152. I already receive Judi's newsletter.

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  153. i did! i did! i signed up...and such lovely fabrics, ooohh would love to see them in MY stash! thanks for having a giveaway!

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  154. I signed up for the newsletter. This fabric line is soooo sweet.

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  155. I'm signed up! Thanks for the giveaway! I love those colors!

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  156. Just signed up for Green Fairy's newsletter. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!

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  157. I already get her newsletter and wish that i was independently wealthy so I could get something every time I get it. I love Judy and everything she does.

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  158. I am on her newsletter mailing list.

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  159. I already subscribe to the Green Fairy Quilts and love the selection of fabrics the are available.

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  160. I just signed up for the newsletter! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  161. Wow! I LOVE Judi's block. i'm already signed up for her newsletter.
    debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  162. I am 2 blocks behind and need to catch up. I receive Green Fairy quilts newsletter

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  163. Signed up for the newsletter - what a well organized online fabric store!
    lindsayannbarker at gmail dot com

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