Friday, August 29, 2014

Fat Quarter Style Book of patterns

The Fat Quarter Shop has released a new book of quilt patterns called Fat Quarter Style
I was excited to be asked to be part of the Fat Quarter Style Blog tour and get to play with one of the patterns. 
I really liked the patterns in this Fat Quarter Style - they were all really fresh, new takes on traditional quilt designs - which is hard to do.
This book has 12 patterns and each design comes with instructions for the quilt in four sizes: crib, lap, twin, and queen. So nice when you can get some bang for your buck with multiple sizes. (I really liked this Primrose pattern.) 
 I was asked to play with the Blossom block - which was a really fun one to make. 
I'm trying to push myself out of my primary-colors-with-white comfort zone when it comes to color scheme. So I got some of the new prints from the Cotton+Steel collections in this palette and pulled a few other prints from my stash that would coordinate. I used Kona Ash for my background color. And I like how it's looking! 
After being without my sewing machine for a lot of the summer, it's been fun to sit down and sew again - especially to have a little more time to do it now that my kids are back in school. I'm excited to finish it up and will share the finished result soon!

Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour to see how other designers have put their own color-spin on the blocks and patterns in the book. Lots of great inspiration.

August 2: Fat Quarter Shop Kick off
August 4: The Sassy Quilter 
August 11: Sew Can She 
August 13: Jana Machado 
August 18: Freshly Pieced 
August 20: Bijou Lovely 
August 22: Film in The Fridge 
August 25: Why Not Sew? 
August 27: Pretty By Hand 
August 30: Fat Quarter Shop closing of tour

Fat Quarter Style is available only from the Fat Quarter Shop. I think it's a really fun one for fresh ideas and inspiration. And thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop, I have an extra to share with one of you. Leave a comment and you'll be entered into the giveaway. Giveaway closes Thursday, Sept 4 at Midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

WINNER: Tanya Simmons WeissAugust 30, 2014 at 8:26 AM
What a beautiful book. Love the Emblem pattern. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!

232 comments:

  1. The book looks so interesting, I would love to win a copy!

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  2. Lovely use of Cotton + Steel! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. What an interesting take on trad!

    A lovely book and a lovely quilt.

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  4. I love seeing quilts done in different colours, it really helps to get an feel for possibilities. I love the strong colours you have used for your block, it will be beautiful all finished. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  5. Great blocks and ash was a brilliant choice!

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  6. This book looks lovely - i'm especially tempted with the big flower one. I'd love to win a copy, thank you.

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  7. All of those patterns look absolutely lovely, they feel familiar and new, all at the same time!

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  8. A beautiful book! I love the blocks you are making with the Kona Ash background. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.

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  9. It really looks like a lovely book! I love how your sample looks totally different from the quilt in the book! Both lovely! :-)

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  10. This looks a great book - I love the Primrose block!

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  11. I would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win it :)

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  12. What terrific patterns! So fresh and different. Would love to win this book!

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  13. The book looks fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. These quilts are fantastic modern heirlooms! I am off to check out the other blogs for ideas.

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  15. I refer to the books on my shelf for patterns and inspiration. This book would be a great addition.

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  16. Really love your fabric choices for your blocks. I'm not a fan of the fabric choices in the book's picture, but your fabric really made me look again at the block and think "Okay, that looks like fun!"

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  17. I would love to win a copy of the book.Looks inspiring to me,Phyllis

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  18. As a beginner quilter, This looks like a great place to find some ideas. Love the patterns

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  19. I love how your blossom looks in those fabrics! I, too, need to branch out a bit with my color choices! I think my favorite quilt from the book is Emblem. I'd love to make that one. They all look great though and I'd love to win a copy of the book.

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  20. I've been following along in this hop and would love a copy of the book!! I still can't decide on my favorite quilt! They are all great!

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  21. Love that pattern in Cotton+Steel with the grey background! I'd only glanced at that pattern because it didn't appeal to me. I need to stop looking at fabrics/colors in the quilt photos and start just looking at the patterns!

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  22. I like your new color scheme. :) This seems like a great book; thanks for the good review. sarah@forrussia.org

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  23. That Blossom block is fabulous! I'm going to have to try that one.
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  24. I love your choice of fabrics, they are so pretty! Thank you for the chance to win a copy...I would love to make some gifts using those patterns!

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  25. I have just started using Fat Quarters for projects I've been working on. I would love to win this book!

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  26. I love seeing blocks in different colors...so inspiring and I LOVE yours! I would really enjoy this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I'm going to have to travel back in time to check out the other blog posts on this tour!

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  28. Looks like a good book. I want to make Blossom, Marquee, AND Emblem!

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  30. I like what I see:) Love the Blossom

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  31. Wow - love how your block just makes a totally new look with the different background and print fabric. Love this! The blossom quilt has been my utmost favorite when perusing this book for the first time. Mostly I think because I felt it would be the only one easy enough for me, but after this tour - the whole book is a favorite of mine!! Thank you for another giveaway chance!!

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  32. Love your color choices for your quilt. I love seeing the different variations from this hop.

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  33. I am always amazed how the look of a quilt can change depending on the quilter's fabric choice. Thank you Amy for sharing your talent & inspirations with us! Looks like a great book to add to my quilting library!

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  34. Love Cotton & Steel with the gray!

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  35. Pretty block! I love your "stuff"! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  36. I have enjoyed seeing all the different quilts in this book and I love them all. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  37. I love your fabric choices! This book looks like it has some great quilt patterns in it. It's exciting to see some fresh designs out there!

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  38. I really love the Emblem pattern.

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  39. Looks like a fun book! Love your color choices.

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  40. Your quilt top looks brilliant, I really like the primrose pattern too.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  41. I really like the blocks that you made, thanks for the chance to win a book. I have lots of fq :)

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  42. The book looks great. Hope to win!

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  43. Looks like an interesting book. I like your blocks.

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  44. I have tons of FQs that need to be used up - love the patterns in this new book. Thanks.

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  45. I have been really intrigued by this new publication. Great patterns that look easy and fun. I like the color choices of your blocks!

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  46. What a terrific book, so many of the quilts in it look like they would be fun to make. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. Wow! Your block is beautiful! Way to get out of comfort zone.......

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  48. So many fun projects in this book! Thanks for the chance.
    Love your Ash background!

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  49. This looks like such an awesome book! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  50. I love all those quilts in this book, It is definitely on my wish list

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  51. Ooh, love your color choices! It looks like a great book!

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  52. I'd love to win this book. All the quilts look so beautiful and fun!

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  53. Fat quarters are my favorite size to buy. Thanks for the chance to win a book that will encourage me to actually use them!

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  54. I'm loving the blossom block!

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  55. I love fat quarters and there is a lot of inspiration with this fat quarter book. This would be a book that would be used over and over again. You would definitely keep this book by your stash of fat quarters. Thank you for your intake on this book and giving all of us the chance to win.

    Sandi TImmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  56. This book looks like it has some great ideas and using quarters make it easier!

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  57. I love the book and your use of cotton and steel. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  58. I love the colors you are using in your quilt. I'm trying to get away from only using white as a background, too. I just finished a quilt using Kona Silver with Sherbet Pips. It turned out great. The book looks like a great collection of quilts and I would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. Ewww...Aaaaa...looks like a winner! I sure do enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing

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  60. About to begin making my 4th quilt and this book would be a welcomed addition to my bookshelf. :)

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  61. Am just cutting out a quilt for my Dad for Christmas - but I would love to try one of these designs for my next project. I have plenty of fabric :)

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  62. This looks like a great book, I would love to win it!

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  63. Cute block. I love all of the quilts in this book. I especially want to make the cover quilt. So cute!!

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  64. I collect fat quarters and this book looks right up my alley. I am a beginner and in need of inspiration and directions:) Thanks for hosting the drawing!

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  65. Okay, my fingers are crossed.

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  66. Amy - seriously?? As if your book isn't depleting my pocketbook fast enough? Now you dangle this one in front of me!!! Delicious! And thanks for the chance!

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  67. this book looks gorgeous, so may different patterns to try!

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  68. Love your work. Great looking book!

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  69. The book looks really interesting and I'm loving all the blocks on the blog hop. Haven't commented on your England trip but from what you've written and the photos, it sure looks like it was a trip of a lifetime. What great memories for you and your family. Thanks.

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  70. I love the Ash background! Thanks to you and FQS for such an awesome giveaway and inspiring blog hop!

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  71. I don't have many books but this is one that I know I would use as most of the patterns are ones that I would definitely make.

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  72. I would love to have this book to play with ... thanks for the chance to win!
    Jane @ Handiworking.com

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  73. I also find it fun to step out of my normal color palette. Even when I'm sure I won't like a new combination, it somehow comes out better than I can imagine (usually).

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  74. This book looks like a good one and I have quite a collection of fat quarters that could be used. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. Ooooo I like your color combo! I too have been trying the whole non-white background color thing and I like it so far! Thanks for the giveaway! <3

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  76. I don't know if my comment went through or not, so I am trying again. I love your quilt; I have been a little intimidated by some of the colors in the Cotton & Steel lines but here they shine. I also have a problem with only using white or off-white for my backgrounds. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  77. I really like this book! All the bloggers on the tour have done such a great job choosing fabrics and showing off the patterns!

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  78. I want to see Primrose up close.

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  79. THANKS FOR A WINNING CHANCE!
    BOOK LOOKS SO NEAT!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  80. Your Blossom blocks look great! I can't wait to get a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. Thank you for the introduction, looks very inspiring indeed.

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  82. Looks like a great book! I'm in the mood to quilt now that kids are back to school :) And I'm with you on the primary color/white scheme!! My favorite, too.

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  83. It turned out wonderful. I can't be without a machine for 2 days. I go through withdrawals. A whole summer, never.

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  84. Those blossom blocks look like the ideal way to use my leftover strips from a postage stamp quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog. Keep inspiring us.

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  85. I like your color choices! This looks like a fun book to have around. Thanks for the chance!
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  86. I love the quilts in this book!

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  87. Would love to win this book!

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  88. Like the grey background for the blocks, its good to move away from white :)

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  89. I have loved everyone's preview of the book. Blossom is one of my favorites.

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  90. It's always fun to use background fabrics besides white and yours looks awesome!

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  91. This book looks great, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  92. It's always nice to see new twists on familiar designs - yours looks cool with those colours.

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  93. The Fat Quarter Shop has some very creative ideas. Thanks for the chance to get their book.

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  94. So many great quilts, thanks for the chance!

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  95. I really like the fabrics you chose for your sample. Such a different feel than the original. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  96. Such fun quilts! Love the gray you used for the background in your quilt! Would love to win the book; lots of quilts I'd love to make!!
    alnaloge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Looks like a fun block! I also share your love of primary with white and I really like the color scheme you've chosen - I'm definitely trying to push myself to try other color combos as well!

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  98. These are a fun collection. I'd love a copy of the book.

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  99. This book seems to have so many amazing quilts in it and the fact that they come in more than one size is great! Really lie how your blocks came out!

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  100. Love that you changed things up and used the ash for your background!

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  101. I love the contrast between the bright colours and the Kona Ash background! The block is beautiful too!

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  102. This book looks to have some wonder quilts in it!

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  103. I'd love c the chance to win a copy please!

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  104. This book is a must have for sure!

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  105. Your quilt is gorgeous and I also love the raindrops quilt

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  106. I'm sorry you were without your sewing machine most of the summer! On the flip side, your blocks are looking lovely. I should probably break out of my color palette too. You make it look so easy!

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  107. I have their first book, and would love to try some of the patterns in the second. Thanks.

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  108. Love your fabric choices for the blossom block. It came out wonderfully! Thanks for the book preview.

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  109. I noticed right away that this is not your usual color palette. It still looks fantastic, however!

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  110. This looks like a fun book and I like your choice of colors especially your gray background. I have been wanting to try gray instead of my usual white.

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  111. I've been following the blog hop and this book has so many great patterns I can't wait to try.

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  112. What fun patterns! Hope it is my lucky day.
    mbbaker35@yahoo.com

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  113. This book looks like so much fun! I absolutely love the quit on the front!

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  114. What a great book!! Would love to win!! Thanks.

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  115. This book looks so great. If I don't win, I think I'll have to add it to my collection anyway.

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  116. I love what you did with the blossom block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  117. Beautiful selection of fabrics and sweet block. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. Great choice of background to go with Cotton + Steel!

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  119. Looks like fun:) I would love to use the inspiration from this book to do some stash busting! That is my goal this year:)

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  120. I do like your choice of fabrics for these blocks. Would love this little book for myself.

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  121. I love all of the quilts in this book! Would sure love to win a copy!

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  122. What fun... I would love to win... drhodes9@cox.net

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  123. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  124. I really like Blossom and Emblem so far. Can't wait to see the rest of the book!

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  125. Gorgeous! I can hardly wait to see the completed quilt.

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  126. This pattern is stunning! Love the look of the ash.

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  127. Have enjoyed this blog hop, thanks for sharing.

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  128. Looks like a great book!. Your block looks great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. The book looks fresh. Love your block. Thanks for the chance.

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  130. Your quilts are beautiful, would love to be able to make one someday! Thanks at a chance for the great book!

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  131. Love the blossom block. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

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  132. What a great resource! I especially appreciate the multiple sizes given for each quilt. The primrose and the blossom blocks both look wonderful! I am usually partial to star blocks! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  133. Really like the patterns in the book. There are at least 5 patterns that I would like to try. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  134. Love your blossom block and thank you for the chance to win the book!

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  135. I love that you're using different background fabrics. The Ash really makes the focus fabrics pop! During your fast tiles class at fat quarterly I just sat and listened because I was unhappy with my white background. I am not working on it with Mormor and Kona Shadow. I am so much happier with the outcome!!! mommajaehn at gmail dot com

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  136. would love to win, thanks so much! I have tons of FQ's to work with too.

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  137. Thanks for the chance to win. The book looks great.

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  138. I have a nice stack of fat quarters just yearning for a book like this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  139. What a beautiful book. Love the Emblem pattern. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  140. I love your block... The background really makes the fabrics shine!!! I would love to win a copy of this book!! Thank you!!!

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  141. I have a whole drawer full of FQ's, and I like the look of the patterns shown. Would love to win !

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  142. Thank you for the chance to win. I look forward to your blog popping up in my email and seeing your new blocks....

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  143. I love reading your blog! You are always so down to earth and real. Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us. I have been looking forward to this book being released. I would love to have a copy. :)

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  144. Love your choice of colors... thanks for the giveaway

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  145. Love the fabrics in your blossom block. This book looks like a real winner and a great addition to anyone's library.

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  146. Love the new book - would love to win!

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  147. Love your fun fabric choices and thanks for a chance to win!

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  148. The Ash background looks great! I need to change up my background colors too. I'm always afraid I won't like it when it's finished. Glad you're back! kelleherp@hotmail.com

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  149. Your quilt is amazing! I am so new to quilting and would love to have this book as a go to! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  150. I love the background you chose! This looks like a fun way to play with a bunch of FQ's. Thanks for the chance!

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  151. love your take on the quilt, great job and thanks for the chance

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  152. I really like the blossom block! This book looks like it's filled with good ideas!

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  153. I love the fabrics and colors you chose! The flower quilt looks fun too.

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  154. I too love white with colors, but I do like that Kona Ash you are using. Gonna have to look for that to try Would love to win that book. And … I love your blog!

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  155. This book looks like so much fun! I love the primrose quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  156. Your block is beautiful. Thanks for the chance!

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  157. This looks like a fun book, thanks for the chance :)

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  158. Love the fabrics you've chose for your block. Thanks for a chance to win the book!

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  159. Great looking fabric selections!

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  160. This book just looks like sew much fun!! Love your Fabric Choices for your Quilt!!
    Thanks, Nancy

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  161. Love the material you selected. I have enjoyed every quilt I've seen from this book, definitely one to get. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  162. I have some fat quarter bundles just waiting to become quilts!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  163. My fat quarter stash certainly could be put to good use making these great patterns.

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  164. Wow! This book has some really interesting quilts that I'd like to make. Here's hoping I win a copy so I can use up some of my stash. kthurn@bektel.com

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  165. I really love the cover of this book, Any star pattern I just love!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  166. I love how your quilt is looking! This new book looks like a winner. Thanks for the giveaway.
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  167. Loving the blog hop. and also Love Cotton & Steel with the gray!

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  168. Your blocks look great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  169. The quilts in this book look awesome and your blocks always inspire! Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats to the winner! poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  170. I love everything about this book and want to make all thi quilts in it!

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  171. Your blocks are beautiful! I think I'd really get good use out of this book too!

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  172. Love your blocks! Looks like a fun book -hope to win!

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  173. Love the color combos in your blocks! Thank you for this opportunity.

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  174. Love your choice of fabrics for your quilt!
    satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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  175. This looks like the perfect book to use some of my many fat quarters! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  176. Thanks for the chance, I would love a copy. I certainly have no shortage of fat quarters to choose from!

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  177. Would really like a copy of the book. Like the fabric you chose.

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  178. I love the fabrics you used in your blocks.

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  179. The Blossom Block is now my fave pattern n the FQ Style book. The Kona Ash background is awesome.
    Thank you Amy for sharing the opportunity to win this awesome book. I love that each pattern has the 4 size quilts. Gotta be something in there for everyone on my list whom needs a quilt!

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