Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quilt Alongs and a giveaway--CLOSED

There are two new quilt alongs that popped up this past week that are quite tempting.

First off is Lee's Supernova quilt along over at Freshly Pieced.  I haven't committed to that one yet, but it would be fun.  I'm still debating.

Supernova Quilt-Along with Freshly Pieced

Second is Lynne's over at Lily's Quilts. I have decided to join up with this one, but am very undecided what my end quilt will look like. I've chosen fabrics, but haven't decided if I'll just do one square as a doll quilt size or possibly 2x2 squares as a throw.

Lily's Quilts QAL

I'm really branching out on this quilt for Lynne's quilt along.  I'm hoping it works out in the end.  I suppose that will make the difference between a doll size quilt or a throw.  If my idea ends up being horrible, it will probably be a doll quilt.

For an experiment I based my color choices on a swatch from Design Seeds.

Source

Here is my fabric stack for the quilt along.  It was a lot of fun to pull these using my inspiration photo.  I'm hoping they all work together in the end.







I spent the twin's nap time yesterday cutting up all of these fabrics.  First I cut lots of strips.

While I cut, Miss C. "worked" in her house (AKA she colored and cut construction paper into tiny little pieces).

I also cut lots of charms.  I cut two stacks--one for my quilt and one for someone reading this blog.  This little stack includes about 75 charms.  I've included at least one charm from almost every fabric I used (some of my  scraps were too small to cut charms).  I've included two charms of most fabrics.
So, to win this little stack of charms, leave a comment for each of the following:

  1. Tell me your current favorite color combo.
  2. Become a follower.
  3. Blog about this little giveaway.
  4. Head over to Lily's Quilts and check out Lynne's quilt along (I promise she isn't paying me, I just love her site.  She does fabulous work).

Mr. Random will choose a winner Monday, March 21st.  Good luck!

332 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I am really stuck on the ROYGBV with gray combo. Here's to hoping you pick #1 :)

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  2. Of course I am a follower, girl!

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  3. Also, in LOVE with her blog. Every time something new of hers pops up on Flickr I am in awe. Thanks for the chance to win! Can't wait to see your QAL come together. Those fabrics are to die for!

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  4. Aqua and pink is a combo i'm loving!

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  5. Favourite colour combo is turquoise and grey...but that will probably change by tomorrow ;-)

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  6. I'm a follower...in Google Reader

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  7. And I'm now a follower- and I didn't need the giveaway to talk me into it!

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  8. My all time fave color combo is red/aqua.

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  9. You've been in my reader for a long time, now, I'm a follower. Thanks for the give away.

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  10. I check out both of the QAL's, amazing. I really like the Supernova Quilt-Along!

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  11. I'm loving red and grey, well anything with grey really!

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  12. I'm a follower too. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  13. My current favorite color combo is blue and green. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway for a fantastic charm stack.

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  14. I am a regular follower of your great blog.

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  15. I checked out Lily's QAL but I think I will have to pass on this one. I already have too much involvement in others.

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  16. ooooh, I just started following design seeds, and I can't wait to see how their color combinations convert to a quilt!!

    As for my favorite color combo, I think right now it's aqua and lime with grey or pink as an accent. Or maybe pink and light grey and white. Or maybe lime green and pink... HAhahaha

    Honestly I love every color, they all have a home depending on the context!

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  17. I follow your blog and throughly enjoy it :)

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway, by the way!
    I'm already a follower of your lovely blog. :D

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  19. I'm a lemming! err, I mean follower.

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  20. I saw the quilt-a-long on Lynn's blog when it came out and simply loved it. Unfortunately, I am up to my eyeballs in projects so I am opting out, but your color combo looks amazing!! It will be fantastic!!

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  21. I'm currently in love with the red, orange, yellow color combos. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabric!

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  22. Oh, and I'm also already a follower of Lily's quilts blog! I'm deciding if I have the guts to try her quilt a long. :)

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  23. Thanks for introducing me to Lynne's QAL. It's a little beyond my skill level right now (I made flying geese for the first time this week), but it'll neat to see what everyone comes up with for the QAL

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  24. Gray and green are my favorite right now.Thanks for a chance to win.

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  25. OK, I'm a follower (and that little house is adorable!!!) :)

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  26. My current fave color combo is probably the whole rainbow business - I've actually been thinking about joining Lynne's QAL and doing one color wheel kind of doll quilt. :)

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  27. And I'm a faithful fan of Lynne's work, too. I just love her eye for fabrics, and her MBS tute is pretty high on my list of quilt patterns to use!

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  28. Oooh fun! I am going to copy Elizabeth D and say "rainbow" - I love how it looks, especially in medium or light value fabrics.

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  29. I joined Lynne's quilt along too.

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  30. I have been favouring spring colours: soft pink, mellow yellow, light green, and sky blue! Thanks for this nice giveaway!!

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  31. I am a follower - thanks for your generosity with this yummy giveaway!!

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  32. I am also following Lily's blog and I'm thinking about joining the quilt along - sounds like fun!!

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  33. I still haven't decided whether to join those two qal! I really want to but my plate is totally full at the moment :)
    My favorite colour combination? Red and turquoise/aqua... I know, that's so 2010 :)

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  34. My favorite color combo right now is gray and anything, but after buying some BLiss... red and aqua is coming up close!

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  35. If I already follow, does that count too?? :)

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  36. I must be wishing for spring because I'm really drawn to the bright pink and lime combo right now.

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  37. I'm a follower with Reader :)

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  38. I was over at Lily's Quilts earlier today and I love that block. Of course the Sherbet Pips had something to do with it I'm sure!

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  39. I really love the idea of purple and gray, I haven' tried it yet but in mind it looks fabulous!

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  40. I follow Lily's blog too, the QAL is great but I haven't committed to doing it yet.

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  41. I love those fabrics that you've chosen! My current fav combo is fuchsia and orange. I can't seem to get enough of it.

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  42. Just checked out Lily's QAL. It looks fun - I might have to at least try one block. :)

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  43. my new color is grey and anything

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  44. Your fabric stack is lovely! Can't wait to see it develop. My current favorite combo is yellow/orange and gray

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  45. And I check out Lynne's blog a couple minutes ago. Looks like fun!

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  46. And I am already a follower. :)

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  47. my favorite color combo today is navy, kelly green and yellow. lol. but it changes constantly!

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  48. I'm already a follower but I'd leave and rejoin if it would get me an extra entry with those yummy fabrics! I'm so surprised that with all of that gorgeousness , I only have about 2 of those fabrics!

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  49. Ahh..I'm quite a faithful follower of Lynne's. So I definitely know all about her quilt along!

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  50. I'm currently a fan of aqua and orange :)

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  51. Your lattice quilt tutorial looks very interesting :) I'm your latest follower! Thanks for such a cute giveaway.

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  52. I'm already a longtime follower of Lynne's. I'm waiting for my fabric and looking forward to joining her quilt along - my first. Eek!

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  53. My usual favorite color combo is soft orange( but not peach) and periwinkle blue. But these days I can't get my mind off rainbows. A color wheel with Lynne's quilt along would be great - wouldn't it?

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  54. Coolest giveaway ever and you are so nice :-)

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  55. p.s. I had never seen Lily's Quilts before, but her site is great! Thanks for the recommendation. (I love finding new quilt blogs.)

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  56. And I read you in reader - does that count as a follower? I hope so!

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  57. Well, this is fun. My favorite color combo: mustard yellow, gray, white and black. Thanks!

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  58. I'm a follower, always have been, always will be...:)

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  59. I've been following LilysQuilts, Lynne, for a while now and have printed off the templates to quilt along! Thanks again! Your charm pack is so fun.

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  60. Fave color combo at the moment is Aqua, yellow, green and white.

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  61. I've been daydreaming about soft orange, robins egg and gray together.

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  62. Sooo addicted to QAL's at the moment ...seriously !!!! So I have checked it out AND am trying to decide on what fabrics to use :)!!!!

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  63. My favorite color combo lately is navy, green and aqua. Or dark teal, brick, muted aqua blue, espresso and khaki. Or grey and about anything. Your colors will make a really fun Dresden. What is your background color? I can't wait to see what you come up with for the color placement.

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  64. Love browns and blues together. But, I also love various shades of color with white (reds of different hues with white, etc).

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  65. I love your choice of fabrics.
    One of my favourite combos is light blue and brown, but I also like grey with pinks and reds. And there are so many other, more adventurous ones I'd like to try, too :)

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  66. I've already joined Lynne's quilt along and I'm quite addicted to it.

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  67. And I'm a follower.
    I've just checked out some of your recent post but I'm definitely coming back for more.

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  68. this is my favourite colour combo at the moment: http://pinterest.com/pin/7776892/

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  69. i already follow your blog on my google reader!

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  70. yep, already know a bout lynne's quilt along as i follow her blog as well =)

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  71. Such a yummy assortment! Love the Ty Pennington I see.
    My fave color combo of the moment is gray + orange, or gray + ruby red. Lemongrass + plum and a twist of turquoise is another current fave.

    heidig@gmail.com

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  72. I am a follower :D
    heidig@gmail.com

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  73. I pretty much love anything that includes aqua! I'm just addicted to that color! :)

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  74. I have already checked out the gorgeous QAL (and its shown in Sherbet Pips! CUTE!). I can't join it yet, but it is on my to-do list after I clear up some WIPs.

    heidig@gmail.com

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  75. I love blue with brown or green. While I like reds and yellows, I don't seem to use them often.

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  76. I have pulled my fabrics for Lily's QAL. Even got my 4 yr old's opinion - LOL! I've always wanted to do a dresden plate, and the QAYG technique, and I love the one block option b/c it's springtime and this is a busy time of the year for me, so small projects are very appealing.

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  77. I'm in love with your brown stack - it's gorgeous - your QAL is going to be fabtastic! How great would that look with the chartreuse .. mmmmm

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  78. you've been nestling in my reader for ages, but I've come out and followed ya now! thanks for the chance to win some fab fabrics ...

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  79. I'm loving purple and orange at the moment. You fabric choices for the QAL are lovely. I've joined up to QAL too :-)

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  80. Hmm. Colors - feeling aqua and orange right now. No plans for it yet!

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  81. I follow you! Awesome giveaway!

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  82. I'm following too, nice to have as new blog to read :-)

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  83. I'm loving grey and lime green right now - I guess I'm hoping for spring!

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  84. I checked out Lily's QAL and it looks fun, but have too many other projects right now to join :(

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  85. I love the aqua selection. I'll send folks your way from Chinaberrygrove.blogspot.com.

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  86. I love the golds - so rich! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

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  87. Multi colors and white...variations of ROYGBV.

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  88. My current favorite color combination is yellow and purple. Recently I saw a bargello quilt done in these colors and fell in love.

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  89. I am a follower and have been for a bit.

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  90. I also am participating in Lily's QAL. BUT I am a little nervous. My first QAL.

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  91. I am liking orange and turquoise. Never tried it, but I am liking what I have seen around.

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  92. Right now I'm loving light blue/chocolate brown/silvery grey.

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  93. My latest colour combo is pink and olive green.

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  94. Well, my current favorite combo might be teal and grey. But it changes every few minutes LOL!

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  95. AND - I saw that quilt along - it looks lovely, but intimidating to me as a quilter! I will enjoy following progress of participants through some of the bloggers I know are participating :)

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  96. I love your stack of fabric for Lily's Quilt-Along! Beautiful.

    My favorite color combo is grey and blue, but I'm kind of burned out on it right now, so I'm in search of a new favorite :)

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  97. I follow Lynne's blog too. I'm thinking about joining her quilt-along too. I might just go for a doll size.

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  98. Oh, I've been on both blogs over the last few days and trying to decide whether or not to jump in the quilt alongs. So tempting!

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  99. Color combinations? Right now I can't seem to get enough pink and orange, the brighter, the better! Thanks for sharing your lovely little squares!

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  100. Right now I'm totally digging your cOlor scheme, although the cupcake may be influencing me. :)

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  101. I really like pink with orange. They are so summery to me.

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  102. I haven't used this combo but I'm really liking aqua and orange.

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  103. I have checked out Lily's blog and am contemplating joining in. I love your stack of fabric!

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  104. I am really loving blue and gray right now! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  105. I am thinking about joining the dresdan quilt along, but I just joined Lee's so I don't want to overextend myself...

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  106. already signed up for the quilt along... fabric chosen

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  107. Love grey and yellow at the moment!

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  108. And I have signed up for the QAL - it looks great!

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  109. Some of your colours are my favourites too. Mustard, Lime Green and Raspberry. Nom! I am also a sucker for Teal and Purple in any combo.

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  110. I included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/03/luck-and-delicious.html

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  111. My current favorite color combo is aqua and red, but it might change before I actually get to make that quilt!

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  112. I visited Lily's Quilt QAL, but I will not be joining. I kind of have a backlog/wishlist of quilts to get done. Your fabric stack will look great in that quilt, can't wait to see the progress!

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  113. Right now I'm loving gray with any color!

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  114. A pink & green combo is my favorite right now with a little brown and/or teal thrown in. Sale tomorrow at LQS so hope to get fabrics then for a springy throw.

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  115. Checked out Lynne's QAL - she is soooo organized! I'm going to have to pass for now but will save the directions - have never done a dresden but should!

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  116. I am in love with orange/aqua/brown right now. They just make me happy to see =)

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  117. I'm loving orange and grey right now.

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  118. And I'm very tempted by Lily's QAL, at least 1 block if not the whole thing...

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  119. Red and white because that's what I'm collecting. Also collecting purples. So those colors are on my mind right now.

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  120. I checked out Lily's quilt along. I am always SO tempted with quilt alongs, but this time I have so much going already that I'll have to pass. I'm finishing up the palooza quilt along and want to do the patchwork squared one--just have a lot of UFOs that need my attention.

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  121. Love those charms and I love the fabrics you chose for your quilt. My current favorite combo is blue and white because I am making a graduation quilt for my niece and those are her school colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

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  122. Favourite colour combo has always been purple and green. Not sure it would work too well in a quilt though, do you? At the moment, green and grey. Love the Ty Impressions line.

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  123. Oh, and I'm already a follower!

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  124. AND I'm quilting along for Lily's Quilts with you!! I really love your fabric choices :-)

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  125. I love the white, pink, magenta & grey combo.
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  126. Already follow Lily's Quilts & love her amazing quilts too :D

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  127. At the moment I'm loving grey and yellow!!

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  128. I can't get past my blues and reds so I guess those are my favorites. But your stack of fabrics suggests some tempting color combos that I might try! Your charms look fun to use in a quilt.
    Thanks.

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  129. I already follow Lily's quilts!

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  130. I'm a follower. And I think you are amazing to be able to sew and quilt with 3 young children!

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  131. I really love the green colors right now!

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  132. I love aqua and brown together!

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  133. I already follow Lily's Quilts.

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  134. blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/03/from-blue-chair-fabric-giveaway.html

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  135. I'm still attached the colour combo I was attached too at 14 - a bold orange, a bright lime green and the perfect blue-purple. The funny thing is that I'm probably will remain attached to this combo because it's always a struggle to find the right shades/tones to make this work.

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  136. Lately I'm in to a turquoise and salmon color combo. Thanks for the giveaway! nkadenver@ yahoo.com

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  137. I love that modern dresden quilt Lily is using for the QAL. Wish I had time to make one. nkadenver@ yahoo.com

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  138. My favourite colours would be at all times RED, Red and more Reds.
    Gina

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  139. right now I'm all over green apple green and butter yellow - it's the Canadian-longing-for-spring colour combo!

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  140. What a great giveaway! I'm always ready for new fabrics. I especially like turquoise and browns. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  141. I already follow Lynne over at Lily's

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  142. I like browns & fresh green.

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  143. I blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/03/giveaway-at-from-blue-chair.html

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  144. I checked out the QAL at Lily's Quilts. :)

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  145. I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  146. I have blogged about your giveaway.
    http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  147. I love turquoise with anything -- black, white, brown, pink, another shade of blue and so on. Perhaps it has something to do with all the grey skies I've seen this winter . . .

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  148. I would have to choose the pink/magenta with the greens.

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  149. Favorite color combo: I think I'm leaning toward green and purple lately.

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  150. Just checked out Lily's.....dreamy!

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  151. I am a new follower! And just thrilled to be!

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  152. I am really liking gray and white with bit of pale pink....so soft looking.

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  153. Ah, how much do I love those bicycles :) I'm on a purple and white kick right now.

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  154. I've actually been considering the Lily's Quilts QAL, but I'm not sure if I can commit myself yet. I've checked it out :) You're right, her blog is fantastic.

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  155. My favorite color combinations are: pink and brown and something with aqua.

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  156. I just became a follower of your lovely blog.

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  157. I'm always a sucker for blue and green together. I'm also loving the combo of a single color and gray.

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  158. I've been reading your blog for forever, but now I'm an official follower.

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