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Great Granny and Churn Dash Quilt Alongs

I feel like I haven’t done much sewing over the past week, but Saturday afternoon I had a great time making some Mama-blocks from Lori Holt’s latest book Great Granny Squared.
In conjunction with the release of Lori’s book, the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a Great Granny Sew Along with an original design by Lori to use with the patterns in the book to create the Mama’s Crochet Quilt. The quilt uses variations of the blocks from the book (so you’ll need the book to participate) but the Sew Along will provide free additional instructions for the new quilt design. You can see both versions of the quilt on the Sew Along page.  And here is the PDF download for the Mama Blocks that you will need for the Mama’s Crochet Quilt.

I used the pattern in the book to start a collection of ‘Mama Blocks’. I love the look of these blocks and have wanted to make some for a while. I love Lori’s system of creating your own precuts from your scraps and leftovers and as a result I had a stack of 2 1/2″ squares that were just right for starting these blocks.

I made nine of them and haven’t decided if I’m going to just turn this into a little mini quilt or keep going and make it bigger. Aren’t they cute? They will probably live on my design wall for a time while I decide. Be sure to check out the versions at Nana Company and Little Miss Shabby.

One thing that I discovered while making blocks is that they look best when there is a contrast with the the background or next row of squares. As you can see in the block on the left the ‘pink’ squares have too much white in them to really contrast with the low-volume prints that surround them. So I remade my ‘pink’ block with squares that read a little more ‘solid’  and have more contrast with the outside prints. Not a necessity, but just something I found when I was putting blocks together.
I have a copy of Lori’s book Great Granny Squared to give away to one of you! The whole book is so darling – so many cute patterns and projects in typical amazing Lori Holt Style. If you would like to win a copy, leave a comment on this post. Make sure there is a way I can contact you if you win! Giveaway open until Friday, May 9 at Midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED
I love the ones you made that have the red outside squares; very fun!

Today is also the beginning of week 3 of the Churn Dash Quilt Along over at We All Sew! Here is recap of the block piecing instructions of week 2.

This week we will assemble the blocks and add the borders. If you are sewing-along, I’d love to see what you’re making! You can leave a comment with a link, use the hashtag #churndashQAL on social media, post them on the BERNINA USA Facebook page, or add your pictures to the Flickr page. Or just send me an email. I love seeing the variety of fabrics and colors people use. Happy quilting!

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229 Comments

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    therese
    May 5, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Oh I would love to win a copy of this gorgeous book.<br />Thanks for the chance !<br />therese.aiken@gmail.com

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    Schulz Family
    May 5, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Wow I would so love to win that book. I love the smaller block it is so effective. Looks like you have managed to produce quite a lot of the churn dash blocks to. Cheers karen.schulz@paradise.net.nz

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    Eileen DiPietro
    May 5, 2014 at 4:02 am

    I would love to win a copy of that book!!

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    mary
    May 5, 2014 at 4:15 am

    I think your blocks are awesome. I would love to win that book. Thank you for the giveaway. feilen@cox.net

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    Pat
    May 5, 2014 at 4:19 am

    I love your &quot;Mama&quot; blocks – so pretty – and I&#39;d love to win a copy of Lori&#39;s book! thanks for the chance to win…

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    SHARON ZISOS
    May 5, 2014 at 4:34 am

    I&#39;d love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to win!<br /><br />sharonzisos@iinet.net.au

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    Lisa Marie
    May 5, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Your blocks are lovely! The Granny book looks great.

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    Podunk Pretties
    May 5, 2014 at 4:39 am

    One more project wont&#39;t hurt anything right? Sign me up for a chance to win!

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    KaHolly
    May 5, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Your blocks are fun, fun, fun! I love how the churn dash blocks are looking! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Lori&#39;s book!

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    Toohey
    May 5, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love the granny blocks — sort of a nine-patch turned on its side!

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    J Crocker
    May 5, 2014 at 6:02 am

    New at quilting, totally addicted to your site! Thank you for your clear and concise tutorials! oldhomesteadfarms@gmail.com

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    valentinegirl
    May 5, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I&#39;d love a copy of the book–I kept meaning to order it during the pre order time but then never did! Your churn dash is looking great!!

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    Nancy
    May 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Looks like fun! Thanks!

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    Renea
    May 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

    I would love a copy of this book. I am a big fan of Lori Holt&#39;s patterns and fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Janice
    May 5, 2014 at 6:15 am

    I&#39;m in the process of making a quilt using the great granny square blocks. They are so fun to make! I would love to win Lori&#39;s book…thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

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    Sheila
    May 5, 2014 at 6:23 am

    I&#39;d love a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Gill
    May 5, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I&#39;d love to win a copy of Lori&#39;s book!<br />Your churn dash blocks are looking good!!

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    Emma Lenton
    May 5, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Looks like a book full of pretty inspiration. I would love to win it! <br /><br />Eveningemma [at] gmail [dot] com

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    Nine Kids and Not Counting :)
    May 5, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Your blocks are adorable! I would love to make this quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the book!

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    Hedy King
    May 5, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I love this book and granny squares and your Momma squares. I&#39;d love a free copy. Thanks

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    Susan
    May 5, 2014 at 6:53 am

    That book looks great, I would be thrilled to win a copy. Thank you for the give away.

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    The Cozy Pumpkin
    May 5, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Gah! I missed the beginning of the churn dash along. :/ Silver lining…love Lori Holt and it would be fun to have a copy of her second book. Thanks for the opportunity to win! πŸ™‚

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    Teresa Stanulis
    May 5, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I&#39;d love to win! I love Lori&#39;s colorful quilts.<br />tstanulis@mac.com

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    Stephanie
    May 5, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I&#39;d love a copy of the book!

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    Karen - Quilts...etc.
    May 5, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I like both of these blocks. I have made a granny quilt with blocks that were larger and had more pieces but I really like these smaller ones as well.

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    Phyllis
    May 5, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I love all these sewalongs! Thank you for the opportunity of this give away! The granny square is my fav to crochet and the churn dash one of fav blocks for piecing, so much eye candy for me. Would love to win the book, don&#39;t have it yet, how fun would it be to piece my fav crochet block?! <br />pamdejw@live.nl

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    Charlotte Wohler
    May 5, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Love the Great Granny pattern — would love to have the book! Thank you.<br />

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    Lynn
    May 5, 2014 at 7:29 am

    One day I&#39;m going to figure out how to do all the things I want, right now tops on that list are the granny squared and the churn dash along. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Jodi Connors (Mountain Gurl Quilts)
    May 5, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Love the Grannies, and Oh my goodness, love the churn dash blocks too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    lindsey s.
    May 5, 2014 at 7:30 am

    oh, i would love to win. i am in love with those little blocks πŸ™‚

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    Jess
    May 5, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I love the ones you made that have the red outside squares; very fun!<br /><br />jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Deairdre
    May 5, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Thank you for the option. I just think they are so cute!

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    Erin Myone
    May 5, 2014 at 8:01 am

    These both look like fun projects! I should probably finish a few others before cutting a new though! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Julie in WA
    May 5, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I&#39;d love to have a copy of the book; I have not done any granny squares….but they sure are popular!

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    NebraskaNative
    May 5, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I love the fusion of old (patterns of yesteryear) &amp; new (fun fabrics) in a quilt. Makes everything fresh. <br />Cheers, nebraskanative@gmail.com

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    karen k
    May 5, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Love the look of this book and am amazed that you are offering it as a giveaway!! Thanks. Your quilts always look beautiful…..talented lady.

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    Anne C
    May 5, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I love the colors and simple design. Cortez56@gmail.com

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    papel1
    May 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I just discovered your blog and love it. The tutorials are what attacked my attention. I would love to win the book. caspuur3@gmail.com

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    Diane
    May 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

    This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway! dianefulton.wi@gmail.com

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    Julie Jones
    May 5, 2014 at 8:54 am

    This looks like a fun, but useful book.

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    QuiltinGram
    May 5, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Love your blog and these blocks look real easy. Thx for chance to win book!

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    Beth
    May 5, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Too many sew alongs and not enough time. This book looks like lots of fun!

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    Unknown
    May 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I love your fabric choices!! Once I get out from under the swoon quilt, a baby quilt and teacher retirement handprint quilt, I&#39;ll be able to work on a project for me πŸ™‚ Why did nobody warn me this hobby is really for everyone else instead. But it&#39;s oh so rewarding to get the ohhh and ahhhhs though! :)april mommajaehn@gmail dot com

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    Tamie
    May 5, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I have a great granny started but would love some ideas on getting it finished. Love to add this book to my library.

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    RaeLyn
    May 5, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful blocks. So fun to have time to sew πŸ™‚

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    lalaluu
    May 5, 2014 at 9:14 am

    At a quilting retreat this weekend, I cut out 238 2.5&quot; squares from my scraps! I now have a big basket of them, and hope to add more as I add more scraps from other projects. I&#39;ve started to sew them together randomly – 2 at a time – for a particular pattern. They are so fun, though, that I&#39;d love other patterns to use with them!

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    Kathy C
    May 5, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I would love to win! And I have lots of scraps to use too. kcannon@anwsu.org

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    Teala Lee
    May 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

    You always inspire me with your beautiful quilts and sewing! Super fun giveaway! Thanks. teala.lee@comcast.net

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    cockney blonde
    May 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Love your blocks, really pretty, x

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    Emily Kim
    May 5, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Just started following your blog, and I&#39;m loving it so far!

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    Susan
    May 5, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you. (I agree that the block on the right &quot;pops&quot; more than the other one.)

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    Wanda
    May 5, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Very fun blocks, thanks for the giveaway..<br />sewstar @ hotmail dot com<br />Wanda

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    Carolyn
    May 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Love all the pics I&#39;ve seen of the blocks in that book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sadie McGrath
    May 5, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Sounds like a fun project. I&#39;d love to win the book so I can sew along too! Sadie

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    angie @ the cellar door stories
    May 5, 2014 at 10:11 am

    thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Lisa
    May 5, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Oh yes, I would love to win this book!

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    Neni Mav
    May 5, 2014 at 10:41 am

    This is such a great book!Thank you so much for this opportunity! Your blocks are so cute πŸ™‚

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    Lucky Shake
    May 5, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for the chance to win another of Lori&#39;s great books. I already have Quilty Fun and have loved working from it. The instructions are so clear. The colours are inspirational in your block choices and so suit the retro feel of the granny blocks.

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    Suzanne
    May 5, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for such a great giveaway. This looks like a great book, love Lori!

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    Becky S.
    May 5, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I love the fabrics you used for your blocks–so cute! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win a copy of Lori&#39;s book.

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    Marie
    May 5, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Great blocks – it&#39;s hard not to want to follow your lead. Love the Churn Dash blocks too; so many things to add to my TO DO list!

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    Joan Stroh
    May 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I love the scrappiness of your blocks! And the churn dash blocks are my colors!<br /><br /><br />Thanks for a fun opportunity!

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    Carmen N
    May 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Great block ideas! I&#39;m going to have to try both of them

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    Joyce
    May 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Cute blocks.. Thanks for the chance to win book.

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    Alexis
    May 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Loving the granny squares and the churn dash!

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    Tiffany
    May 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I&#39;ve yet to venture into the Granny Square making craze – but I really want to. Your &quot;mini&quot; looks lovely! πŸ˜€

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    Sallie
    May 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

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    Pes Baker
    May 5, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    It would be a wonderful book to win so I could dig in my stash. Thank you for the color hint and chance to win.

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    Ina
    May 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I can&#39;t believe i&#39;ve been quilting for 12 yrs and i haven&#39;t made a churn dash quilt! I NEED to get my UFOs caught up so I can make this quilt!! love it!!<br /><br />I have made the granny square quilt and i loved it! ;p

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    Jessica Matlosz
    May 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! I am a quilt book addict!

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    Nancy B.
    May 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    You can&#39;t have too many quilt books! I&#39;m a fan of both you and Lori.

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    Lauren Deel
    May 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I love your Mama Blocks and I&#39;d love a copy of the book! (charlottesgraceforacure@gmail.com)

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    Linda
    May 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Hi, your block are so darn cute! Love to win this book!<br />Thanks again for your blog+inspiration!<br /><br /> msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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    Bethany
    May 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I would love to win a copy! Thank you for the chance!

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    Jill Hicks
    May 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I love the fun fabrics you chose for your Mama&#39;s blocks. The churn dash quilt is also fun. I love it.

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    Carol
    May 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    What a wonderful quilt-along. I need to pick out some fabrics and get started.

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    Jenny
    May 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    LOVE your scrappy Mama blocks, and I&#39;d love to win, thank you!

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    Funky Kim
    May 5, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Not doing a sew along. It would just end up in my enormous pile of UFOs. But Lori Holt&#39;s designs are among my favorite!

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    Amanda
    May 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    New to quilting but have found it to be addicting!

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    Anna F.
    May 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Would love a copy of this book! I really like how the granny squares block links with crocheting. Quilting and crocheting – my two favorite hobbies : )

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    Diann
    May 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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    Rae Reid
    May 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I would love to win this book! I&#39;ve been making crochet granny squares and it would be fun to have them made from fabric. Love it. BTW I just bought your Fabulously Fast Quilts book and can&#39;t wait to get started on a quilt. Love love the quilts! Thanks!!

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    Steven and Ginger
    May 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I&#39;d love a copy of Lori&#39;s book. Love your granny squares also. The whole big quilt would be cute, however, I am loving all the mini&#39;s that Camille R. is doing right now and yours would be cute in a mini also. πŸ™‚ Way cute!

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    Peaches1003
    May 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I love granny squares! They look so effective all together

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    Christine M
    May 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I think your blocks would look great as a mini quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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    lindawwww
    May 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Your Mama blocks are adorable. Thanks for the tips about using contrasting colors to make the blocks stand out.

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    Nena
    May 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Gosh this one looks like a keeper! I love everything Lori – I&#39;ve watched all her youtube(s), even ones where she&#39;s barely mentioned! What a great designer – for those who don&#39;t know, her video on organizing her sewing space (see Riley Blake website) is a knockout. Many thanks for the chance to win the book.

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    Jessica Slattery
    May 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I love your Mama blocks. I think it would make a great wall quilt. Although I always have a hard time making small quilts! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Paget Carter
    May 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I love the granny blocks! I&#39;m new to these quilt sites and have never made any comments. I am doing so today because I fell in love with the green churn dash blocks and have 12 made so far. If you receive this comment, I would love to send you a picture and maybe get some feedback. lacie20010@aol.com

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    Linda B
    May 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I would love to try some granny squares! Thanks so much for the opportunity of the book!

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    maureen
    May 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I love your mama blocks. Crocheted a granny square afghan years ago- time for a quilt now! Would love to win the book! Thanks for the chance.

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    Sarah
    May 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! Beautiful blocks. πŸ™‚ sarah@forrussia.org

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    Nana
    May 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Love the simple pattern of the Mama Blocks…..great idea of cutting and using scraps. I would love to be considered for the give away. I have recently retired, just hung a design wall and hope to jump deep into the quilting world now.

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    Jessica King
    May 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I would so love to win this as I have a ton of fabric scraps and shirts of loved ones who have passed on to put into quilt blocks!! This would be so awesome!

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    Fred's Driver
    May 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I would love to have Lori&#39;s book so I could start putting some scraps to use.

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    Anita
    May 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    The Mama Blocks look so easy to put together. The book is a great give away. Lori Holt writes wonderful books.

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    Mary
    May 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I have been wanting to get this book. There are several projects in it that I &quot;must&quot; make! Thanks for a chance to win.

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    OhioLori
    May 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Loooove this book!! Is on my Wish List for sure!! :)<br /><br />Thanks for the info you shared about makin&#39; your blocks too…very helpful!

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    Mary
    May 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I NEED this book to get in on the SAL. I made one of the Blocks back when she first showed hers. It is lonely. Love the Churn Dashes too. I have a bunch ready to be put together some day…

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    Cara
    May 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Love this book. I would be thrilled to win! Thanks for the tip on putting the blocks together. Love your Churn Dash as well!

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    denisew
    May 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Oh, I would so love to win this book!! Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone!!

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    Janarama
    May 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    How cute are your Granny Squares! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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    Sandy Lowery
    May 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Lots of inspiration in that book I bet, would love to win a copy. I have been wanting to make a granny square quilt for a while. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Karen
    May 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Both parts of this post (great granny squared blocks and churn dash) make me want to sit down and sew Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Lori&#39;s latest book.

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    Lorna
    May 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I would love a copy of Lori&#39;s book, I have had it in my list since it came out.

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    Unknown
    May 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Both your Mama blocks and your churndash blocks are wonderful. Really different looks but both are wonderful. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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    Lynne Tilley
    May 5, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I would love this book! Your blocks are really wonderful and I&#39;d love to try these!

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    dorothy
    May 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

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    dorothy
    May 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I really like your little &#39;granny squares&quot; they are so cute. Would love to win a copy of this book, fun to explore more possibilities with this block.

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    Janet S
    May 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I would love to win! This block is so cute.

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    sewhappyfun
    May 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    What a fun blocks. I would love to win. I watched all of Lori&#39;s videos on YouTube this weekend.

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    MAK TEH
    May 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Never made a quilt..bcoz its really a puzzle to me..

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    Emily C
    May 5, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I love your blocks. I agree, contrast is very important.

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    Patti K
    May 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I love your Churn Dash and Mama Blocks. Thanks for the tip about making sure the blocks contrast with the background and thank you for the opportunity to win Lori&#39;s book. kelleherp at hotmail dot com

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    Myra
    May 5, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I have been droooolling over that book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! It would be put to good use here.<br />

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    lorraine
    May 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    This is a great opportunity – thank you for bringing to our attention this wonderful book to enhance my stash of books and inspire Great Granny squared by Lori holt

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    Elizabeth
    May 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    This book is already on my wish list! I love granny squares, but haven&#39;t tried making one yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Thim3
    May 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    What a great giveaway…..I would love to win this book…I love reading Lori Holt&#39;s blog and have enjoyed her designs.<br />thim3@hotmail.com

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    Joan H.
    May 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Love your colorful blocks. It would be so great to win this book..

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    OzarkCajun
    May 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Love your &quot;Mama&quot; Blocks! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    Stacy
    May 5, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I am excited to have just found your blog. I would love the chance to win! Very cute blocks!

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    vanessa
    May 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Your scraps are amazing. Beautiful blocks.

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    northen ex
    May 5, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    this is a really cool way to use scarp! i love it! Pls Pls Pls help the book to come over here …<br />tahelstein at gmail.com

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    Vicki
    May 5, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    So cute. I think sometimes it&#39;s a cool effect to have one or two blocks with much less contrast than the others. I like how you remade your block, but like leaving those sometimes too. πŸ™‚

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    Karin
    May 5, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I absolutely love those Mama blocks and had a bit of a look around…enticing Quilt Along and the book looks like a lot of fun. Love those fresh colours…

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    Carol
    May 5, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Looks like a fun book. Thx.

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    B. J. Woodlee
    May 6, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I would love a copy of this book, thanks for a chance to win one.

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    June D
    May 6, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Would be really nice to win this book. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

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    GranChris
    May 6, 2014 at 12:54 am

    The blocks are wonderful. I would love to win a copy of this book. Your churn dash blocks are fantastic.

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    Cathy Ewbank
    May 6, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I love these blocks… they&#39;re on my &#39;to do&#39; list – quite near the top, so maybe my next quilt will be a Great-granny square quilt !! I love seeing other quilters choices of fabrics – it&#39;s amazing how the blocks almost change before my eyes depending on what fabrics are used. would love to win this book :o)

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    GranChris
    May 6, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I would love to win a copy. Your blocks are wonderful. I love your churned dash as well.

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    tracy.charlton
    May 6, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance.

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    Susan Smith
    May 6, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I&#39;ve been wanting Lori&#39;s book–thanks for the chance to win it! And the churn dash is my all time favorite block. I&#39;ve got to finish up some other things and get started on it!

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    Autumn
    May 6, 2014 at 2:35 am

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

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    Patti
    May 6, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I love Lori Holt&#39;s patterns and fabrics, it would be lovely to win her book! Thanks for giving us a chance!

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    dpaulson512
    May 6, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Love it!!

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    Wendy
    May 6, 2014 at 3:47 am

    gorgeous blocks, and I see what you mean about the contrast

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    Patricia Simmons
    May 6, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Pat Love the pattern. My daughter just tuned me in to your blog. Love it. Would like very much a chance to win this book. πŸ™‚ pattydave74@gmail.com

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    Patricia Simmons
    May 6, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Pat Love the pattern. My daughter just tuned me in to your blog. Love it. Would like very much a chance to win this book. πŸ™‚ pattydave74@gmail.com

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    Patricia Simmons
    May 6, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Pat Love the pattern. My daughter just tuned me in to your blog. Love it. Would like very much a chance to win this book. πŸ™‚ pattydave74@gmail.com

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    Patricia Simmons
    May 6, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Pat Love the pattern. My daughter just tuned me in to your blog. Love it. Would like very much a chance to win this book. πŸ™‚ pattydave74@gmail.com

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    Michele
    May 6, 2014 at 5:06 am

    I love the scrappy style of your mama blocks! This is definitely on my to do list someday!

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    Beth
    May 6, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Really cute blocks. Guess I am going to have to get started. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Judy S in New Hampshire
    May 6, 2014 at 5:24 am

    The Mama&#39;s Blocks are so cute! I&#39;d love a copy of the book. Lori&#39;s patterns are great! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Martha Cook
    May 6, 2014 at 5:32 am

    My kind of quilts since I am a granny and all πŸ™‚

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    Whichcrafts
    May 6, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Sonya
    May 6, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Thanks for the tip about how to choose the right fabrics! I am loving the Great Granny Sew Along!

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    lisa shenk
    May 6, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I love this little block!!

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    Natalie M.
    May 6, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I love the scrappy look of granny blocks, and that it gives a purpose to saving all those little scraps. Thanks for the give away.

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    jkrout
    May 6, 2014 at 6:59 am

    This quilt block looks so fun. I have Lori Holt&#39;s last book but haven&#39;t purchased this one yet. I would LOVE a copy! Thanks so much for a chance.

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    Erin Park
    May 6, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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    Janie
    May 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Love your tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Shelley
    May 6, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I&#39;ve been searching pinterest for granny square tutorials, so this book would be perfect! Love your squares, thanks so much:)

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    Deanna
    May 6, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Great granny! I would love that book. Thanks for the chance.

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    Kay Vanatta
    May 6, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I am hoping to get the fabrics figured out for the Churn Dash soon enough to join in the current fun – but – as a lifelong hooker, I HAVE to do the Granny Square quilt…. it is IMPERATIVE… just for me πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your blog, Amy – I am a newbie quilter…. and was STUCK in perfection of classes. YOUR blog helped me &quot;just do it&quot;…. Making the quick table runner, the

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    jes1776
    May 6, 2014 at 7:22 am

    You mentioned in your post &quot;Mama&#39;s Crochet Quilt&quot;…is there actually any crochet in the quilt( as in sashing), or just the appearance of it in the quilt blocks? Just curious about the name! Looks lilke a fantastic book!

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    valerie boudier
    May 6, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I quite like the more subdued contrast of the block on the left, valeriedotboudieratntlworld.com

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    legato1958
    May 6, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Looks like an awesome book! Crossing my fingers….<br /><br />Susie

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    Candice Smith
    May 6, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I&#39;ve been planning to do one of these quilts for a while, but the book would be fantastic instead of winging it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Barbara McD
    May 6, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I love the Granny Squares! I hope I win the book – it looks awesome!<br /><br />Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Rosebud
    May 6, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Sewing granny squares vs crocheting them seems so much nicer. I&#39;d love to win the book but look at all the entries ahead of me–159. Wow! A lot of people want this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

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    Pank
    May 6, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Very pretty idea with granny squares. I liked the tips too. Thanks or the giveaway chance

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    JOY
    May 6, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Looks like fun! Thanks.<br />

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    Suellen Dehnke
    May 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I&#39;ve been coveting this book but can&#39;t afford it right now. I&#39;ve spent all my money on material. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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    Kathy Davis
    May 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I would love to win a copy. The Granny squares are adorable.<br />kdavis1@centurytel.net

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    Linda J.
    May 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Love this pattern and would like to try the quilt along! Hoping to win a copy of the book. wolfelj@comcast.net

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    juliehallfeldhaus
    May 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I love books and quilts so yes I would love to win!!!

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    Marie Chat
    May 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Your blocks are adorable and you&#39;re right about the contrast fabric choice. I would love a copy of Lori&#39;s book ~ it looks so fun! Thanks

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    amy smart
    May 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    For Terry: There is nothing I enjoy more than having a cuppa tea in the morning and reading your wonderful blog. It makes me so happy. The colors you use are amazing. I found your blog (which is my favorite) inside an article from my favorite patchwork quilting magazine from the UK and I am so grateful I did.<br /> <br />I am very new to the quilting world and I just love it. <br /> <br />I

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    Tracey
    May 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Just happened upon your blog today. Great stuff. Love the quilt on the cover of you book. The insides must be as grand. Thanks for the give away. Have a happy one!<br />teekayb29@gmail.com

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    Mel
    May 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I&#39;ve been wanting this book?<br />Mel.tray@gmail.com

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    Cherold
    May 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the giveaway!<br />hugs,<br />Cheri<br />cheris46@hotmail.com

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    B
    May 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Oh, I&#39;ve been in love with granny squares for a while now! thanks for the chance to win!<br />blmcerlean@gmail.com

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    Marianne
    May 6, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Count me in! I&#39;d love to win a copy of the book.

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    Abbigail
    May 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I would really like to have a copy of this book. I have so many scraps to use up and I&#39;m sure I&#39;d find the way to use up a lot of them from these patterns!

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    pat/susie/resortmom
    May 6, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I just &quot;pinned&quot; your nine blocks…they are awesome and inspire me to organize my stash this summer and sew….thanks for the opportunity to perhaps win the book! Happy Sewing!

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    Karen
    May 6, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Granny squares are something I have been hesitant to try. The million little pieces thing, probably. I would enjoy seeing a book that inspires and instructs on this block. Thanks.

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    Crafty Coffin
    May 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I&#39;d love to win a copy! The Great Granny squares look like fun!

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    Sharmond
    May 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    What beautiful blocks! Would love to make one. Been enarmored with all the Great Grannies on quilting blogs. Love the churn dash, too, especially the colors you chose.

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    Jody Mellenthin
    May 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Oh, I would love a copy of this book – it would get a lot of use! Thank you for the opportunity. P.S. your aqua Churn Dash is magnificent!!!!

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    Mary O
    May 6, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I finally figured out how to add a comment. Hi to you Amy.

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    Brenda
    May 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book and join the sew-along. I really love your churn dash blocks, as well. Have had churn dash blocks roaming around my head for awhile. Little ones, to maybe make a border in a quilt that hasn&#39;t come clear to me yet!

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    Tammy Flanders
    May 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Grandma crocheted and these blocks remind me of her. I am attempting your Churn Dash quilt, I have the fabrics picked out and am trying to carve out some time to cut into them! Would love to win Lori Holt&#39;s book!

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    Marelize Ries
    May 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Everywhere I look this book pops up but its no where available here in South Africa, I hope it reaches us SOON. Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

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    TL
    May 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    What a beautiful blocks you made. I would love to win the book by Lori Holt so I can make them too. Thank you for giving us this opportunity.<br />

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    suzanne0009
    May 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Lori&#39;s book would certainly be awesome to win! Thanks for the chance!

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    barb
    May 6, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    i would love to win this book. who would of thought that when granny was crocheting theses blocks that one day they would be quilt blocks. babscorbitt@gmail.om

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    Lin Marsh
    May 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Why are they &quot;Mama blocks?&quot; I guess I need to win the book so I can find out!

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    wendy
    May 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I have been enjoying this sew along and love granny squares weather they are crochet or fabric ones. Thanks for a chance to win this book! sewgood414@hotmail.com

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    Linda Stutzman
    May 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I would love to win Lori&#39;s book. Thanks for the chance.

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    the running hare
    May 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I&#39;d love to win this book! Thanks for the chance

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    Rosa
    May 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Such a beautiful blocks and love your fabrics choice.This book looks great.Thanks for the chance!!

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    jdeabs
    May 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Darling blocks! That looks like an amazing book.

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    Lucy Beth Greene
    May 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I LOVE your churn dash blocks! Your past quilts actually inspired me to create my own churn dash quilt and tutorial! I would love for you to take a look :)<br /><br />http://honeybeequiltco.blogspot.com/2014/01/fat-quarter-friendly-churn-dash-tutorial.html<br /><br />http://honeybeequiltco.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-fast-finishsort-of.html

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    maggie
    May 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    The book looks like one I would really enjoy. It looks so cheerful. <br />I love the churn dash block. It is such a classic.<br /><br />Cheers<br />Maggie<br /><br />maggiemine42@gmail.com

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    Lisa E
    May 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Lori Holt always has a great sense of design. The book looks like a winner.

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    Lisa E
    May 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Lori Holt always has a great sense of design. The book looks like a winner.

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    Lisa E
    May 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Lori Holt always has a great sense of design. The book looks like a winner.

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    clueless
    May 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    It am currently working on a granny square quilt. I&#39;ll have to check out Lori&#39;s take on one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    kathy mccray
    May 6, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Love your blocks, what a fun project . Would love to win a copy of Lori&#39;s book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    MoeWest
    May 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win this book. I love Lori Holt.

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    Edie
    May 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    The book looks fabulous, and so do your blocks! Thank you for having the draw.

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    Sue Gribble
    May 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Your tiny blocks are gorgeous. I have Quilty Fun so thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Great Granny Squared.<br />suegribble at gmail dot com

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    Jan R
    May 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win Lori&#39;s new book.

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    Afquilt
    May 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Excited for this book, thanks for the chance to win!

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    Kristy
    May 6, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Very sweet blocks. I love all your different prints. It is fun to make your own kits. I do that for Project Linus quilts and find it so fun to pick all the different fabrics and cut them up. I would love to have a copy of Lori&#39;s book. Her designs are always so cute! I also like your churn dashes too. Can&#39;t wait to see them all put together. K-

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    Cheryl Fewell-Brown
    May 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Love it, want it!

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    Alexis
    May 7, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Your blocks are so cute! Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Shar
    May 7, 2014 at 12:28 am

    This looks like a fun book to have! I hope I win!

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    Melissa
    May 7, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Love the bright colours of your Mama blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    morning dove quilts
    May 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Love the quilt, can you tell us what collection the fabrics are? I have been searching for something like this. Also, would love to win a copy of Lori&#39;s book!

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    Momkat
    May 7, 2014 at 7:13 am

    So simple and so sweet. I love it. Thanks for the chance. Xo

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    Patriotmom
    May 7, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I think the blocks are so cute, would love a copy of this book! thanks!

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    Kuti Γ‰va
    May 7, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I would love to win this book πŸ™‚

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    SIMPLESEW
    May 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

    my pregnant DIL wants a granny sq quilt, all of ya&#39;ll have inspired me

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    robin chapa
    May 7, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I&#39;ve had my eye on that book for some-time! Thanks for a chance to win!<br />welchrobin@Hotmail.com<br />~robin

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    hydeeannsews
    May 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    both your churn dash and your mama blocks are looking wonderful. what great fabric selections. good tip on the contrast in the mama blocks! lori&#39;s book sure looks inviting.

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    cat
    May 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I would love to win this book. Thanks for the wonderful giveaways.

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    Jenny
    May 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Would love to win a copy of Lori&#39;s book! Thanks for the chance to win and for all the great inspiration.

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    Ellie Roberts
    May 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Love Lori, thanks for the chance!

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    Anne
    May 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Love the Granny Square, would love a quilt full of them!<br />(majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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    Love
    May 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I&#39;ve never done a granny square. Looks neat to try!!

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    Amy
    May 9, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Would love to win a copy of this book! Thank you!

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    Marie in AZ
    May 9, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Oh my gosh, I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity! Just adore the Granny Blocks, and Churn Dash has long been a favorite of mine. Now I&#39;ve just got to get busy!

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    Havplenty
    May 9, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I would love a copy of the book and a granny square quilt. I am actually crocheting one now.

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    Mary
    May 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Just started quilting, and I&#39;m already obsessed! I hope I win!

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    Marie in AZ
    May 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I adore your blog, and would love to win this book! Thank you so much for the giveaway, and for being so generous with your tips and tutorials, too!

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    Amber Johnson
    May 15, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Oh Amy, I just had to tell you that I&#39;m in LOVE with your fabrics and colors on your Mama Blocks! So inspiring! Your so great with color!!

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