25 August, 2012

Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop giveaway



I'm hoping this has scheduled correctly because I am fingers crossed on holiday in the Tarn, France enjoying a short holiday before the kids go back to school.
Our summer holidays involve lazy days, some involve camping in the motorhome, which still follow the same sort of routine, getting up late, sitting on computers, kids off playing, swimming, some sewing and half planned lunches and later dinners usually eaten outside in the shade.
ahhh it's a shame they have to go back but I suspect the holidays wouldn't feel so special if they were any longer, here in France they finished school on 5th July and go back on 4th September.

I'm letting this run until early morning here in France on the 5th September and i'll be using Mr Random to pick the winner.
My giveaway is for

Simply Mini Quilts: 12 Quilting Projects

I love this book, it's one of the ones I look through when I fancy a quick and easy project. The blurb says Simply Mini Quilts features 12 original, charming, and playful projects, all no more than three feet in length or height. A group of leading designers-most with prominent online presence-has created wonderful, modern designs suitable for beginners and intermediates. Featured techniques include machine and hand quilting, piecing, embroidery, fusing, embellishing, and trapunto.

and it'll be shipped direct from either Amazon or Book Depository so is open WORLDWIDE.
To enter just leave a comment, you could tell me what plans you have for your Autumn stitching/quiltmaking or what you did during your summer holidays it's up to you.
Followers get an extra chance, please leave an additional comment telling me you follow.

I'm not sure I'll get chance to reply to you all but thanks for stopping by :O) and please go on and hop some more, list here there's sure to be some fantastic giveaways


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191 comments:

  1. I've decided that I just have to quit procrastinating and finish the quilts that I want to have done for this fall. So it's sew, sew, sew for me...

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  2. We are going into spring here and Im working on a lovely redwork quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. FAB book to giveaway - I have always wanted to purchase it so maybe I shall win it!!?? I've been working on my Vintage Holiday QAL quilt - it SHOULD be ready for Christmas... fingers crossed!!

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  4. Happy summer holidays Pippa!! I am a follower and yay for a second chance to enter and win!!!

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  5. I am already a follower. Hope you're enjoying your holiday :)

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  6. My main holiday sewing activity was going to the Festival of quilts, it was amaaaazing!

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  7. My main summer quilting projects have been three large quilts - one wedding gift; one Pezzy hourglass quilt; and one scrappy hexagon flower quilt. One is finished, but the last two are still WiPs. Thanks for the chance to win this great book! If I tackled smaller projects, I might finish more :-)

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  8. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  9. It looks like a great book. Hope you are enjoying your holiday.

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  10. I love doing stitchery quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. I'm waiting for my fabrics to arrive so I can join in the 'Groove' QAL!

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  12. thank you Pippa, great giveaway,
    I´ll sew and sew bags, quilts ☺

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  13. Thanks for the give-away! This fall I will finish the two samplers I started: one for my mom and one for my dad.

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  14. I'm stitching up Christmas gifts, new stockings and hopefully a quilted tree skirt!

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  15. I'm a new follower, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Going on holiday with all my family was my best summer memory :)

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I was able to go the beach this summer with my whole family!

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  18. I have three projects planned; an Autumn table runner and two lap quilts for gifts. I've just begun cutting fabrics...soon the stitching will begin! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  19. I am a new follower. Thanks for the second chance.

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  20. i'm going to finish a quilt for my brother this fall!

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  21. I am trying to get an early start on Christmas projects! A wall hanging and lap quilt are next on that list!

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  22. Autumn for your is Spring here! So some Spring cleaning - up of some UFO's is on my list! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. What a marvelous book you're giving away! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm working feverishly on a few projects for gifts and deadlines and running a Vintage Holiday QAL on my blog -- it's been a busy summer... :)

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  24. Thanks for the chance! I will be working mostly on a quilt I am making for my husband.

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  25. I plan to sew some pants for my son, and finish my first quilt so I can get started on some Christmas gifts. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  26. I love that book@ My autumn plans involve final quilting :( of at least three quilt sandwiches. I figure I need ot do that housekeeping before starting anything fun and new!

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  27. I had the best time with my granddaughter this summer. She designed her own little quilt.
     Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize.



     

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  28. I'm going on holidays with my bacherlor thesis (urghh swallow) - so ehh no sewing plans except the swaps everything else is put on halt

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  29. I am trying to challenge myself with all sorts of new patchwork and quilty sewing projects, I love the journey:) Thanks for the generous give away

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  30. I am making lots of bags and trying to pluck up the courage to do a craft fair x

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  31. I am finishing my Ufo's. There are lots!

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  32. I'm working on some donation quilts that I need to have finished this fall. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  33. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. I've been working on the Quilting Gallery's Block of the Month Quilt Along (with Pat Sloan) and also just started a quilt to raffle for a friend recently diagnosed with cancer. Love this giveaway! I'm ready to start making some mini quilts!!

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  35. I'm a new follower of your blog. Looking forward to more posts :)

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  36. I plan to work on finishing my baby quilt! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I am looking forward to cooler weather and more quilting! I only do mini quilts, so your giveaway is awesome!

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  38. Well, I really want to finish my hexagon quilt that I started hand stitching in 2010. It is my only work to date.. but after that I want to make some smaller pieces so I can complete some things and feel a sense of accomplishment. Now this book would really help me get some smaller projects done.

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  39. This summer I finally finished my very first quilt! It was a lap quilt for my daughter, and she loved it so much she asked me to make one for her beloved Pooh Bear too (which, of course, I did). I've already started my second, so that's my plan for fall... more quiltiness.

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  40. I spent some of my summer time making mini or doll quilts. Your giveaway book will be just what I need!

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  41. I need to make up some baby gifts this autumn....and I spent the summer travelling in a car, which was not fun for me, but my kids had a nice time. =) Thanks for a chance to win.

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  42. I am starting 2 new project this month which will bring my UFO total to about 152.

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  43. Estamos a caminho da primavera aqui no Brasil e como eu já sou viciada em hexágonos,estou fazendo uma enésima colcha com flores da avó e caminhando junto uma pequena também de hexágonos,borboletas lindas.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  44. Sou seguidora e adoro o que vejo e leio aqui.Deus continue a te abençoar,Beijos.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  45. Hello :) ... I am working on a small autumn themed quilt right now using some lovely charms with autumn leaves and pumpkins and such in colors of yellow, brown, plum, orange, teal and cream. I will use this quilt on a table to warm my home. I love making small quilts. The Mini Quilt book as a wonderful gift. Thank you for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  46. I plan on making a halloween wall hanging. Thanks for chance to win.

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  47. I'm making a christmas quilt now, and a quilt for my mother in law later.

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  48. This Summer, my husband and I took a trip to the mountains. We went on several hikes-- some old favorites, and a couple new ones! :-) The most memorable one would have to be the one where we got caught in a thunderstorm that turned into a hail storm-- that was scarey! :-) Thank you for the chance to win-- the book looks wonderful!! :-)

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  49. I am a follower-- thank you for the extra entry! :-)

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  50. I've been eyeing that book and would love to win...thank you! As for my autumn plans, my mom and I are attending a quilt retreat at the end of September.

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  51. It has been hot this summer and I've sewn a bit, and am looking forward to the fall weather and time to be more creative. I am in the midstof making a big board ironing station this weekend and will be happy to use it making a baby quilt for my first grandchild, due in January.

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  52. I've been a follower for a little while. My autumn project is a large quilted advent calendar, for my nephew.

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  53. Our summer was mainly staying at home taking care of our garden.
    I have projects in the works. Civil war re-enacting shirts and some clothes to make for my great neices and great nephews.
    quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

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  54. G'Day from Australia! I'm a new blog follower.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  55. Spring is popping up all over Australia now that August is here. I am hand quilting a tulip wall hanging.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  56. I will have several UFOs to complete as I have just finished a class with Barbara Shapel and will have another class coming up mid Sept. both of my kids are now back to school (yeah)!!

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  57. Looks like a great book. Can't wait to see it. Thanks for the giveaway

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  58. I'm a new follower. I found you through the blog hop and I'm looking forward to receiving your posts.

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  59. The book looks interesting! Fingers crossed....:)

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  60. I'm about to start a postage stamp quilt & an Amy Butler Birdie Sling bag. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  61. And I'm a new follower, thanks.

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  62. It's spring in Australia, though we enjoyed a mild winter that allowed us to spend lots of time outdoors!

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  63. Belguims following
    Quiltfrouke

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  64. I plan to finish all my UFO's, I know, I am dreaming!. Thank you for the chance!

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  65. thanks for the giveaway....
    i have so many projects in mind! cant wait til the kis are back in school hahah

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  66. Thank you for the give-aways! I'll sew and sew to finish some of my UFO's ;).

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  67. I have a lot of finished tops that are waiting to be quilted! I hope to finish them this autumn. I´m handquilting, so it´s a slow work :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  68. I have a quilted Christmas stocking for my new granddaughter that I'm working on.
    bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

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  69. I'm a new GFC follower named gibberish
    bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

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  70. Thanks for a great giveaway. This fall I hope to get some UFO's finished so I can start something new.

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  71. I have made butterflies, small and bigger, so fun. I'm thinking of making even more butterflies. Thanks for the giveaway! tubakk@online.no

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  72. I am working on a batik quilt that I hope to finish in the next 2 to 3 weeks. Enjoy your family holiday before school starts!

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  73. I am a happy new follower of your blog!

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  74. I enjoy the summer holidays and having the kids home, but there comes a point towards the end when the kids need structure again and their friends. So I am looking forward to next week and some quiet times around the house again :)

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  75. I am now a follower too :)

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  76. My summer was spent making a baby quilt for my youngest grandniece before she turned one. I finished before her birthday. Now, for fall have started work on a fallish civil-war-ish queen quilt, my first with this style of fabrics. This will take some time.

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  77. I spent the summer making hexies and bags. In Autumn I want to make a christmas themed lap quilt and some table mats. Thank you for the giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  78. just got back from Washington DC

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  79. I would like to finish some ufos. thank you for this chance. hugs

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  80. I am new follower. alessandralace@hotmail.it

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  81. Autumn plans, perhaps finish a quilt for my daughter, it is well begun, but needs a lot yet.

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  82. I want to make a Halloween and Christmas table runners.

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  83. Fab giveaway and I would totally love to win.
    Thanks for the chance.
    xxxx

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  84. I'm working on a quilt for my in-laws that will probably take me into winter! Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize!

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  85. I am hoping to finish a flannel quilt this fall. I was not able to sew all summer. had 2 surgeries but 3 more weeks and I will be back to work and able to sew and DRIVE!!!!!!

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  86. I'm still working on my New Year's resloution - Start one, finish two. I have a large stack of projects to finish.

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  87. My son deployed to Afghanistan the end of April this year with the Marine Corps. My daughter in law and grandson are staying with her Mom, who lives about 15 minutes from us. This has been great as I've gotten to have my grandson, who is 22 months, stay over and babysit him a couple of times a week. This is how I spent my summer, as well as sewing of course. hehe.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I'm a new follower.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I haven't seen this book before but it looks lovely. Thank you for offering it in the blog hop giveaway.

    I'm in progress with a quilt for my daughter. It's a "High Five" from Sunday Morning Quilts. I hope to finish it before Christmas and it will probably be my only project this fall. (I'm a slow quilter, I guess.)

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  90. I am a new follower. I enjoyed looking around your blog.

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  91. This summer I was able to spend 10 days on Vancouver Island with my adult daughter. We took a silvesmithing course and then learned Soari weaving. What a wonderful time. This fall - back to school. regards from northern British Columbia, Canada

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  92. My goal for quilting this autumn is to get all the quilting done on my whole cloth quilt - right now I'm trimming the batting away from everywhere but the trapuntoed area.

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  93. Thank you for the chance to maybe win!!!!
    Look like an interesting book -
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  94. Would love to win this book especially since it would be from you a French quilter ! I lived in France when I was 5 years old, my Dad was stationed there.I don't have any momentous from then and this would be awesome ! Thank you !

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  95. My plans are to make lots of quilts. Thanks!

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  96. This is a beautiful book, I would love to win it. This fall I am working on an applique quilt. Each applique block is 12 inches so I can sit on my porch and enjoy the foliage while I sew.

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  97. I am a happy follower, thanks for the chance to win, hope I am lucky.

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  98. My plans for Fall here in Michigan are to make a couple quilts for the holiday season for gifts! One for my dad and one for my daughter! thank you!

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  99. I would love to make some fall colored quilts.

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  100. Thanks for the chance! I'm excited to work on small holiday projects this fall, I've been working on a major thing all year and I'm getting tired of it!

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  101. I'm finally making a quilt for my daughter. It will be the biggest quilt I ever made - queen size.

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  102. I just finished 14 quilts for my charity group, they will be delivered in December to a nursing home and Ronald Mcdonald house... I am currently working on 10 more...and I hope to have those finished for that delivery

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  103. I still need to make a fall table runner! Not enough time in the days! :D

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  104. I just today purchased some Halloween fat quarters to make a few table runners just for fun! awolk at rogers dot com

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  105. Sweet little book...I have to finish my halloween wall hanging and the quilt for a raffle at work due Oct 11

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  106. Now that's a nice-looking book..Thanks Pippa for the chance to win it!

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  107. I am really looking forward to creating a doll house for my daughter out of fabric and finishing off some projects.

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  108. My autumn plans involve finishing some UFOs before Christmas.

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  109. My autumn plans are to get into a faster gear and try to complete the 2 quilts I am currently quilting before I get started into the yummy new fall projects that are saying "pick me"...... Great giveaway. Thanks for the oportunity and good luck to all the particpants
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  110. I am an existing follower. Thanks for the second opportunity on the great giveaway
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  111. My fall plans? Complete quilts for # 1 & # 2 grandsons, complete ruffle skirt for grand-daugher, complete bed runner for MIL - and if I have some time - make something for me!

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  112. I am your new GFC follower, thanks for this chance ^^)

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  113. I am planning to sew a new nice dress to my little girl Anna

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  114. My quilty fingers have been busy erm, not actually quilting, I made a wet bag for my best friend, and have designed myself a breast feeding coverlette. J x

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  115. I just finished a kaleidoscope quilt for my daughter who has just started college. I have several quilts in the works that I need to get done this fall - working on a hexagon quilt, and then I need to finish my 8 year old's quilt too. So, I'll be busy. :)

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  116. I have also enjoyed my summer break. I have been busy this summer I quilted 4 baby boy quilts for 4 new boys born this summer. One little girl born but her grandmother is also a quilter so I made her a Self binding receiving blanket out of 2 of my favorite flannels. Thanks for offering a great giveaway.

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  117. This book looks fabulous. I've never seen it before. We took a trip to Washington DC this summer. It was the first time for all of us, and it was fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  118. FAll--just planning to catch up on some cross stitch and small quilt projects for my daughter's American Girl beds.

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  119. My first priority for sewing...finish my Secret Santa. My quilting group draws names and we make each other gifts. We have our party sometime in December.

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  120. Oh boy - the book looks awesome - thanks for the chance! I have big sewing plans this fall...with the kiddos back in school next week I'll actually have time to sit down and sew!

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  121. I'm "planning" on finishing up several UFO's this autumn & winter. The key word is "planning"....I always have good plans, but, Life always seems to get in way. I do lots of miniature quilts & would love this book. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    NTZASQRL2@MSN.COM

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  122. I recently bought a Long arm machine and frame so now I am in training to become a better Free motion quilter.
    Barb@Witsend

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  123. I'm working on a Freddy Moran House quilt that must be done by October!! thanks for the fun!!

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  124. I'm going to make a mini quilt for a swap. Would love the book!!! Thanks!!

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  125. I planning on learning to make zipper pouches for Christmas gifts. I'm also doing block swaps with two quilt groups.

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  126. I have lots of UFOs and planned projects, getting back into the swing of things again after having a baby on the 14th :-) and now the kids are back in school....

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  127. My grandbaby is turning one year old on September 29th, so I'll be busy making him a new quilt for his birthday. (Hopefully that's only the first project I get completed this fall!) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  128. I'm hoping to finish my babay girl's blanket for the upcoming winter! thanks for the great givawawy :)

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  129. It's been winter down here in Australia so I've been busy finishing UFO's - quite pleased with the progress but I still have quite a way to go! For spring my goal is to finish a Christmas Quilt I started last year.
    I'm a new follower.

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  130. Hello from Sonora, CA - USA. I am a new follower.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  131. I am currently quilting a blue and white queen-sized quilt for our bed. I am also making 2 large and 2 small pillows to go with the new quilt. Thank you very much for joining the Blog Hop and giving all of your followers a chance to win that awsome book. Books are a great quilting source and are used over and over again.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  132. I've just got back from a week in Devon with my whole family, it was wonderful. I did miss my sewing machine though!

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  133. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giveaway. My summer vacation was spent with my daughter and son-in-law helping after the birth of my new grandson. It was a tiring but fun vacation.

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  134. I am working on two quilts for granddaughters that are due; one is due this weekend anytime! and the other next month. I will have had three granddaughters this year and that will make 13 in all so far!

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  135. I'll be working on my BOM this fall plus maybe a Christmas quilt.

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  136. I'll be working on finishing my BOM's and Quilt alongs this fall. Also have to finish that Christmas Skirt I started last December!

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  137. I have three retreats scheduled this autumn, so I'll be very busy finishing up UFO's!!! Thanks for the chance to win that very cute book :*)

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  138. I babysat my granddaughter this summer and we made all kinds of art projects. This coming season will bring lots more!

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  139. I have three quilts I hope to finish up to give as Christmas gifts and also make a table runner for my dining room table for Christmas.

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  140. I plan on finishing 3 quilts that I was working on before summer started.

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  141. I just want to start quilting again... I seem to have other priority's all the time.........

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  142. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway

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  143. Been following a while. Went on vacation with 4 out of our 5 children to New Brunswick Canada, and now we'll be down to three next year, as one more left the nest for University! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  144. I want to make Christmas decos early.
    We went to Providence RI to visit our daughter in grad school.

    thanks for the lovely giveaway

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  145. I'm currently designing my block for the wicked blog hop coming in october

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  146. I made an i-spy quilt for my bed!

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  147. fall project for me is to make a quilt for my mom, who has been throwing lots of hints my way!! thanks for the opportunity

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  148. All of my fall quilting is making Christmas gifts! I vowed that this year I would not wait til mid December to begin!

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  149. My fall project is making pencil cases from the Zakka Style book for supporters of a small ministry that my hubby and i started,

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  150. thanks for the opportunity to win! My projects are all about making Quilts for Kids, for kids in hospitals etc.....

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  151. and I just set up to follow you. thanks again!

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  152. I plan to sew a scrappy quilt for my bed this fall!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  153. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  154. This fall I plan to work on a quilt for my daughter's new bedroom.

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  155. I am starting on a epp rose star quilt :-)

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  156. I am a follower!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  157. My Fall plans are to get all of my Christmas projects/presents finished this year.

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