Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Introducing the Simply Squared quilt

Remember that time my husband photobombed a WiP Wednesday post, lying on top of a lovely stack of fabric??

This is what you get when you horn in on a photo, dear...

I'm so proud to share with you some news about that fabric stack: the project I used those fabrics for is on the cover of the 2012 edition of International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, available very soon in hard copy at your local bookstore and currently in stock at Pink Chalk Fabrics! A nice little stack from Interweave was waiting for me when I returned home from Sewing Summit; it was a great surprise to come home to.

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When I first saw the cover, I literally squealed. That's my quilt!!! On the cover of a magazine!! I'm definitely geeking out over this magazine. I'm also super excited to be in such fantastic company, with patterns from super talented quilters like Jacquie Gering, Amy Ellis, Malka Dubrawsky, and Joanna Wilxzynska.

Simply Squared Quilt - 2


This quilt has been a long time in the making, with my original sketch of the quilt drawn in my design notebook back in early 2011. It took me a long time to get around to making it, but I'm glad I waited, because I really love the fabrics I pulled together for this quilt. I love the way that I see a different shape or repeat pop out when I look at this quilt. I look forward to getting it home again some time after it travels to Houston for Quilt Market next week! If only I could go with it :)

Simply Squared Quilt - 4


Quilt Stats
name: Simply Squared
size: 60" x 72"
pattern: can be found in International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene 2012, by yours truly
fabrics: Metro Living Circles in Pewter by Robert Kaufman, Heirloom Blockprint Blossom in Fuschia by Joel Dewberry, Heirloom Opal in Green, by Joel Dewberry, Hope Valley Thistle Leaf in New Day by Denyse Schmidt, Aviary 2 Damask in Plum by Joel Dewberry, Flea Market Fancy Flower Dot in Green by Denyse Schmidt, Bazaar Style Mosaic in Purple by Pat Bravo, Cut Out & Keep Shards in Sky by Heather Moore, Lush Running Stitch in Raspberry by Patty Young, Woodland Delight Zig Zag by Paula Prass, DS Quilts Picnic & Fairgrounds by Denyse Schmidt
quilting: all-over wiggle FMQ, changing directions for each piece of fabric
binding: Floralism in Fresh Grass by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery

Simply Squared Quilt - 3


GIVEAWAY ALERT! Would you like a copy of Quilt Scene for yourself? Leave me a comment here by the end of the day on Sunday, October 21st, and I'll draw a winner first thing on Monday, October 22nd.

148 comments:

  1. Congratulations. How exciting! It is indeed lovely.

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  2. This is so pretty, Elizabeth! Such a fun combo of colors and prints. Congratulations on being the cover girl!

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  3. Wow, how thrilling! It's beautiful and deserving of the cover!

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  4. Wow! A cover girl! You must be super excited and proud. Love the quilt!

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  5. oh it doesn't seem fair that your lovely quilt gets to go without you! I wish I was going too. Would love a copy of the magazine

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  6. Eeeeek!! YEA!!!! Congratulations Elizabeth!! That is so incredible!! Beaufiful quilt! I love the design!!!

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  7. How exciting!! Congratulations to you!

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  8. Congratulations!!! It's beautiful! :)

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  9. Congrats! That's so exciting. And gorgeous quilt!!

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  10. I love the pattern you used on this quilt. It is fresh and quirky!

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  11. I would love a copy. Beautiful pattern!

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  12. very exciting! congratulations.

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  13. How exciting! It's beautiful! Love the quilting on your quilt. I'm still scared to do that much quilting. :)

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  14. I wuld buy this issue just for the instructions to your quilt! awesome!

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  15. Congrats! I love the color choices!

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  16. Congratulations on your *FIRST* cover. Exciting and much deserved :)

    I was trying to see if I could get the magazine online (for international readers) but it doesn't seem so. Will have to check in app store too.

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  17. Congratulations!!! Love your mix of fabrics.

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  18. So BRIGHT & FUN! Congrats! Now, all that fabric...all that time...it's legitimate now! :)

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  19. Wow, congratulations on being on the cover. Your quilt is lovely!

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  20. Oh my, that is a stunning quilt. Congratulations on your publishing success.

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  21. Love your new quilt! Congrats on the cover photo.
    And thanks for the giveaway.
    Joanna

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  22. Very cool! Congrats - it's lovely!

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  23. Congratulations!! That must be a super awesome feeling. Great quilt!

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  24. What a beautiful quilt!
    I'd love to have a copy of the magazine.

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  25. Congratulations! You deserve it!

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  26. So exciting and congratulations! It is always so wonderful to get recognition for hard work.

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  27. Congratulations for cover photo! It indeed looks fantastic! I would love to have a copy.

    Karin på Ösäter

    http://karinpaosater.blogg.se/

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  28. Congratulations!! I'm not surprised that it was placed on the cover. Your work is always incredible. eliz.i@sympatico.ca

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  29. What a great quilt! I love the color palette. And congrats on the cover!

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  30. Congrats! Lovely quilt. The colors are terrific!

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  31. This quilt is terrific! Congratulations on being on the cover!

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  32. Very cute, Elizabeth! Congratulations!!

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  33. Congratulations, gorgeous quilt!

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  34. Awesome Quilt. Congratulations.

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  35. Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt... thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine!

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  36. Congrats!! I can't even imagine how cool that would be! I'd love to see "you" in a magazine. Living in a small town, it's really hard to get quilt magazines of any type. Thanks!

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  37. Congratulations, not just published but on the cover!

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  38. Congratulations! I know you are over the moon!

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  39. Just when you thought 'wow, she can't get any more talented,' you go and grace the cover of a magazine. You're awesome, and your quilt is GORGEOUS. <3

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  40. I'd love a copy! What a great quilt! Congrats and thanks!

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  41. I love your quilt and this magazine is always great with such good eye candy.

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  42. Virtual High Five!! Congrats, and it is a VERY lovely quilt and pattern! I can't wait to make one someday, too. No doubt you are excited about a magazine cover!!

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  43. Congrats on the cover! You just deserve it! I would love to read more about your quilt:)

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  44. Love the quilt. I'm working on one right now with the Heirloom By Joel Dewberry. Mine won't be on the cover of a magazine though!!!

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  45. It is a lovely quilt, it deserves front page coverage! :)

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  46. Awesome quilt! I'd love a copy of the magazine.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  47. Wow!!! it's gorgeous!! LOVE it! Congratulations!

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  48. So exciting for you!! That's great!

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  49. that is super SUPER exciting,Elizabeth!! Two years ago my pincushions were on the cover of the same magazine. I squealed too. So happy for you!

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  50. Congratulations! Super exciting and it is a beautiful quilt!

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  51. I'd love to have a copy of that magazine so I can make a quilt from your pattern right away! Love it! It's awesome that you made it on the cover!

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  52. Congratulations! That must be such a wonderful feeling to see your quilt on the cover of a magazine that you know hundreds, thousands of people will see. Well done, enjoy the success!

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  53. How very exciting and fun! Congratulations! thank your for sharing too!

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  54. Congratulations Elizabeth. You are now a cover girl!

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  55. Congrats, cover girl! I'd love to give this pattern a try.

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  56. Congrats on being a covergirl! Love the quilt too :) Would love to win a copy for myself, thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. I like the pattern a lot, too. Would like to make one quilt with it, too.
    Congratulations for being on the cover!

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  58. Haha that is something my husband would do. So funny. Congrats on being on the cover too. What a great accomplishment.

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  59. I'd love a copy of Quilt Scene for myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. lovely quilt - congratulations on being a cover girl! I'd love to win!

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  61. How exciting! This is such a beautiful quilt!

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  62. What a beautiful quilt!!! Congratulations!

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  63. It's a beautiful cover girl quilt! I so need to find that magazine!

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  64. Congratulations! How exciting for you! Wonderful quilt.

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  65. How pretty! I want to make one! :D

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  66. That is amazing! What a fun, cheery quilt!

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  67. Elizabeth, I love this!!! Great fabric choices. It's so sophisticated! I'll be on the lookout for this magazine! Did you know it would be in the cover, or was that a surprise?

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  68. That is SO exciting! Congrats!!! I'm intrigued by this mag!

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  69. This would make a great quilt for my son. Congratulations and thanks for the chance!

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  70. Congratulations! That is very exciting!

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  71. What a fun thing to come home to after Sewing Summit! I went, too, but was glad to see hubby and The Cat again, LOL. Anyway, I love your quilt. the pattern and all the lovely fabrics are just fabulous! And your hubby has nice teeth, hehe!

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  72. I'd make that quilt in a heartbeat - it's right up my alley! Thanks for the chance to win this great mag.

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  73. Your quilt looks amazing, both on the cover & in the other shots. I would LOVE to win a copy of this magazine - thanks for the chance to win & congrats!

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  74. Congrats on making the cover! Awesome giveaway- thanks for chance!

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  75. Yummy fabrics in that quilt! soparkaveataoldotcom

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  76. You're now a cover girl! Congratulations. I would love to win one of the magazines.

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  77. 'Gefeliciteerd' as we say in Dutch :-) your quilt is gorgeous!!!

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  78. Huge congratulations Elizabeth! It is a fabulous quilt and love the design :)

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  79. Beautiful quilt, congrats on being a cover girl :-)

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  80. Congratulations...what an accomplishment! Great job...terrific quilt!

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  81. Oh, how beautiful! You are so talented and I congratulate you for being the "cover girl" on such a distinguished magazine. I would love to make this quilt, any chance there being a "kit" available in the near future?

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  82. I love your quilt! It is very beautiful. Congratulations on the front page feature! I know you are very excited! Love the colors you used!

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  83. Wow your quilt is gorgeous.I love your color choices. So bright and happy. LOL maybe let your husband be silly more often.

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  84. I love your quilt, the colours blend so well and your maching quilting is lovely! I wish I could machine quilt that well! awolk at rogers dot com

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  85. How amazing to have your quilt on the cover and in the book. Congratulations! I love to see all the talented and awesome projects that you make. Thanks for sharing and I would be over the moon to win a copy of the book. I could tell all my quilty friends that I know the person who designed and constructed the cover quilt. They would all be so jealous.

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  86. Congratulations!!
    I'd love to win a copy of this magazine!

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  87. Congratulations!! Beautiful quilt!

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  88. Congratulations!! What an honor to have your beautiful quilt on the cover! Which, by the way, is the perfect place for it! Congratulations again!!

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  89. Congratulations! I would squeal too! This quilt is beautiful and you have an amazing talent for putting these fabrics together.

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  90. Beautiful quilt! congratulations for all your hard work. I'd love to win a copy of the magazine, thank for the chance.

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  91. Great job on the quilt and on the cover picture. Yes, I would love to be the winner.

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  92. Lovely quilt and congrats to the cover!!! Woukd love to win a copy of the magazine! Thanks!

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  93. Congratulation on the magazine cover. What a great achievement! I would love to win a copy of the magazine. I really like the colors you used, especially the binding.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  94. Congratulations on such a great accomplishment! I would love a copy of YOUR magazine.

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  95. Love it! Perfect pattern + perfect fabrics = perfect quilt! Congrats on being a cover girl!

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  96. Congratulations for getting your quilt on the cover of the magazine! What a fabulous quilt and the fabric is perfect! :) I'd love to win a copy of the magazine! :)

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  97. So cool! I'd love to win a copy!

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  98. Congratulations, Elizabeth! It's a beautiful quilt, and a fab pattern. Well done, you! I would loooove to win a copy of the mag!

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  99. Congratultions!. You are inspiring!

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  100. How Exciting! I would love a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  101. It appears that you and your husband have a great sense of humor. Congratulations on your quilt being on the cover! Appreciate the opportunity for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  102. Congratulations and I hope you are going to publish this pattern as it is absolutely gorgeous.

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  103. Yes please. Being in Australia I haven't seen this magazine, and for my name to be selected the day before my birthday would be absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance of winning.

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  104. Congratulations! How incredibly exciting - your quilt is wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  105. well of course I would like a copy, lol! And how exciting to see your very own handiwork on the cover of a magazine!

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  106. How exciting and it was great to meet you at sewing summit in the 'unofficial' metal frames class.

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  107. Woo hoo for you! Congratulations on becoming a cover girl!

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  108. Congrats Elizabeth! Fun quilt!!!

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  109. BEAUTIFUL quilt! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  110. Stunning quilt! I think your personal photo does it more justice in the sun light!

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  111. Really gorgeous.
    I would love to get my sticky mitts on a copy.
    How exciting.

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  112. Congrats on your publication! Must be so exciting. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    SChalle171@aol.com

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  113. Congrats on the being a covergirl. I'd love to win a copy and can't wait to see what's inside.

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  114. Hi!!! Congrats!!! It is a beautiful quilt!!! I sure see why they chose it!!! I love the fabrics you chose!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  115. I would love to have a copy of the magazine. Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  116. That is so awesome! Congrats! and what an awesome quilt. I would love a copy :)

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  117. congratulations! it is a lovely quilt. :)

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  118. Love your string strip method and will definitely look forward to this book. Congratulations on makeing the COVER! Who Hoo!

    terryt1955@gmail.com

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  119. Love the quilt and the colors. Thank you for giving me a chance to win the magazine

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  120. I live the quilt and the colors. ty for giving me the chance to win this magazine

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  121. Thanks for the chance to win the mag. I love the quilt. It looks like a great quilt to make and your choice of color is beautiful.

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  122. Lovely. And I LOVE that dark purple color with the grey. It is so striking!

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  123. Congratulations! I love the colors you used. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

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  124. I love your creative work. Congratulations on making the front cover of IQF. It is neat to know other people like to use their scraps to their full potential. Warm smiles :)!!

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  125. I agree with you; the fabrics you picked for Simply Squared are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

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  126. Congratulations! It is a beautiful quilt.

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  127. That is so exciting! Lovely quilt, would love a copy of the magazine.

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  128. I absolutely love this quilt and all the colors!!! Congrats on making the cover!! I make sure I check your blog daily and get excited when you have posted :)

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  129. Love the quilting on this, congrats!

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  130. Beautiful choice of fabrics and a simple but creative pattern. Love it. And would love the magazine, too!!

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