Sunday, March 11, 2012

Introducing Jacquelynne Steves . . . Designer, Author, and Sponsor!

Update: This giveaway is now closed, but thank you for your interest!

(And if you behave, there's a giveaway!)

Hello there, all of you Lilypadquilters! Put your hands together for our new sponsor, Jacquelynne Steves!

Her logo says "Refreshing. Modern. Country." and her fabrics and patterns are all of those and more!  I'd add the word "cute" but that's just me... (Grin)

Jacquelynne shares her talents with all of us in the fabrics that she designs (they are manufactured by Henry Glass), the blog where she lets us see glimpses of her creative process, and the newsletter that pops into inboxes monthly, with news, recipes, and free patterns, too! 

I first "met" Jacquelynne at her blog, The Noble Wife, and I was smitten by her fabric lines and her stitchery patterns. Her style really is refreshing and whimsical, and the colors are wonderful for modern projects and traditional ones, too.
Here is a button of one of her fabric lines, "A Beautiful Day."


Another is called "Sewing Room Social."


She created an adorable fabric line for Christmas, called "Joy. Love. Peace. Noel." 

 Isn't the mousie sweet?

Jacquelynne has been featured in loads of quilting, sewing and crafting magazines, and she has authored a book called "Fruitful Hands" that is filled with sewing projects, recipes and her lovely artwork.


I was thrilled when she agreed to be a sponsor here at the Lilypad, and she sent me a great, big box of goodies to share with all of you!

Remember when I showed you this sneak peek at some fabrics that I was working with? Luscious!


Jacquelynne sent me the fabrics and one of her wonderful patterns --- Apple Basket! It features another of her lovely lines, called Apple Blossom Acres, and oh, the apples and coordinating prints are beautiful!


I know that she probably thought that I'd fallen off the edge of the earth, er, grabbed the sample fabrics and left for parts unknown, er, forgotten all about making the quilt, but I hadn't forgotten --- life just got in my way! Between my job and two people in the house having colds, my quilting got pushed aside momentarily . . . but they've been told that behavior is completely unacceptable, and that it had better not happen again. Yeah. And don't give your germs to me, either. (Wink.) (I didn't really say that, ya know. I'm a good mommy, and I know that germs just come with the territory!)

Once I was able to resume the important things in life, I hunkered down at my machine and started making progress on my Apple Basket quilt. 


I hope that you can make out that little line across the blue yo-yo square above . . . this little guy is going to be sewn to the large square behind it, like so:


Now, the pattern directions did not call for me to do this, but I was a sneaky sneak and sewed again, just a little over a quarter of an inch away from that marked line --- you know the drill, don't you! Each time I trimmed the seam allowance, I got a free block for an upcoming project!! Check this out:


Not only did I complete the large square for the apple applique, but I got four little squares for later! MUUUWWWAAAHAAAHAAA!! It's a powerful feeling. 

Now I utilized the template with the pattern to make the cute apple and stem, and fasten those down to the newly-created block. This is what that looked like when I was done with sticking it onto the block with that special sticky stuff:


Here are two closeups of the stitching for you -- I love to use my machine's blanket stitch!



Now it was time to lay those four blocks aside, and move on the the next step -- pinwheels! Nine of 'em!


I know that I showed you this before, but I just think 
the apples are so cute! (And they make me hungry.)

When the pinwheels were done, it was time to add some triangles to make them into blocks --- first on these two corners . . . 

And then on these two . . .





Now they could be trimmed up to 9.5 inches, just like the applique blocks. The pattern then told me how to construct some corner triangles and some setting triangles. Gotta have those if you are setting blocks on point. That's just the way it is. 

(I like to lay them out and make sure I know what I'm doing. OK, maybe I don't really know exactly what I'm doing, but I increase the probability!)
Here is the completed triangle:


This was all going together so quickly --- Jacquelynne's pattern had all of my questions answered! Here is what the top looked like, after I assembled the middle of it . . . I've put lines on there, so that you can see how it went together:


Isn't it cute? At this point I was so excited that I started slicing and adding the borders that she instructed.  I'm happy to say that the top is now finished, and I'm ready to sandwich it with batting, and the brown mosaic fabric you see in this picture:


Did I already mention that I am in love with her fabrics? Sigh.
Here are two photos of the finished top . . . I was having trouble with shadows in one location, and the wind was being uncooperative when I tried another spot. But you can get an idea of how it looks:



The wrinkles in the second picture are because our pup attacked the flimsy and I had to rescue it before it got muddy (or worse) and then try to get a picture!

Now for the fun part! The giveaway! There will be multiple winners --- Yay!! Hoppy Froggies! Jacquelynne was extremely generous, and sent lots of goodies for you special Lilypad quilters!

First of all, she makes her artwork into adorable note cards, and three of you will win a pack of her cards. Here they are:

In addition to all that cuteness, we have four of her patterns to giveaway! Apple Basket (which, by the way, also includes a pattern for a tote, which I will show on here when I complete it!) is one of them. Little French Hen is another, and features a quilt and a wallhanging.  Amelia is a darling quilt and pillow pattern, and Noelle is a quilted wallhanging with applique and button embellishments!


Our grand prize winner will receive a panel from the Apple Blossom Acres line, and six (count 'em, six!) cuts of the coordinating fabrics!! Feast your peepers on these lovelies:


Here is a close up of the animal fabric --- you'll get a piece of this in two different color ways:


Aren't they adorable?  That's a rhetorical question. You don't have to answer out loud. I can see your head nodding. (Grin)
Here is the panel, and some close ups of the cute sections:




Now, how do you enter to win? Easy peasy -- if you just want one chance to win, just leave me a comment that tells me what you think you would make, if you won the grand prize - the panel and the fabrics.

If you want to really crank up those giveaway-winning vibes, you can enter several more times:

Are you a follower here at the Lilypad? We love our peeps, so leave a comment telling me you follow! (By the way, that's not the royal "we" --- that's Padsworth and me!)

For another chance to win, go and check out Jacquelynne's blog, The Noble Wife. Come back and tell me if you click to follow her blog.

Comment again if you sign up for her newsletter. The form is on the top right, on her blog!

Want another chance to win? Click to go to her store, and check out the wool flowers. Which color way do you like the best?

Last, but not least, if you blog, tweet, or alert your Facebook crew, leave a link in a comment, for another chance to win.
We'll leave the giveaway open for a week, and announce the winners on Monday, March 19th!

I hope you enjoy getting to know Jacquelynne Steves -- I think the world of her and her talent, and I think you'll love what she offers to the quilting community! Thank you, Jacquelynne, for being a Lilypadquilting sponsor!!

Love,




234 comments:

  1. I would make a picnic quilt if I was lucky enough to win!!

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  2. ...and I've signed up for her newsletter!

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  3. Oh, I think I would make a wallquilt for my kitchen!

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  4. I am already a follower of Noble Wife blog!

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  5. And I already get her newsletter.

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  6. I love the pink/lilac/brown one. They are so cute!

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  7. I'd make a fun quilt to give as a gift.
    ~Terry~

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  8. I would cut that panel apart and use the FQs for some HST fun around those pieces - some hour glass blocks like what are in the little quilt in the one panel piece. And echo those cute daisies with some applique.

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  9. I follow the Noble Wife blog :o)
    ~Terry~

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  10. I already get her newsletter :o)
    ~Terry~

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  11. Her fabric is indeed adorable. I woud love to make a baby quilt with the panel and coordinates.

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  12. I am a follower, just ask Padsworth!

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  13. The Rose/Tan flower is my favorite! :o)
    ~Terry~

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  14. Okay, now I am following "The Noble Wife" blog.

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  15. Oh, so cute!! I love Farm stuff-- just my style! :-) If I won the grand prize, I would make a quilt using the panel as large blocks- and the coordinating prints in traditional style blocks to surround the panel blocks! I love to use panels in that way!! :-)

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  16. I am an existing LilyPad follower! Thank you so much! :-)

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  17. I also follow The Noble Wife blog! :-)

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  18. I signed up for the newsletter, too! Thanks again! :-)

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  19. The flower pins are so cute! My favorite is the Light blue/Light teal one! :-)

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  20. My favorite flower pin is the light blue/ light teal one-- so pretty! :-)

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  21. I'd like to make a quilt for my aunt and uncle's new cabin--and these prints would be perfect!

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  22. I shared the giveaway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/GwenWindham/status/178964530884378625

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  23. Favorite flower pin combo is dark red/beige.

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  24. Holey Moley, wonderful fabrics, scrumptious designs, and awesome to have such wonderful giveaways. I would make a cuddle quilt with the panel and fabrics!

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  25. I think I would make a tote bag and I am a following of yours.

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  26. Like I usually do, I'd make a charity quilt for the NICU at one of the local hospitals if I won the fabric. Nice basket of goodies you people have there!! That Jacquelynne is a rare talent!

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  27. I like to follow the adventures of Padsworth!

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  28. UUUHHH I'm so "Hoppy" at the thought of winning. Such prettys my dear - they make you want to cheer!
    Feeling kinda "Froggy" today! :-)
    I would make - a wall hanging I think.
    My Aunt does such nice home decor with her quilted wall hangings - and I want my home to be homey too.
    Thank you for a chance to win.
    Cathy

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  29. I'm thinking that my wall needs something this sweet on it and that is what I would make!! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I am already following The Noble Wife.

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  31. Those flower pins are cute - I don't have a favorite colourway but! I do like the Quilt Diva!!

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  32. I tweeted this most generous giveaway @mimistarquilter!!

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  33. I like the pink and brown wool flower pin, they are solo cute.:-)

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  34. I would make a playmat (quilt) for my granddaughters.

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  35. I'm a new follower of The Noble Wife.

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  36. I signed up for Jacqueline's newsletter.

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  37. I would make a small quilt for my new grandbaby~ Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I am a follower here! Thanks!

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  39. I am a follower at The Noble wife, too~ Thanks!

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  40. I signed up for the Noble Wife Newsletter via email. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. I found wool flower pins which are wonderful. I love the "dark moss green and magenta" Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. I think the panel would make nice set of pillows.

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  43. I would make the panel into a wall hanging for my granddaughter. It is so cute:)

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  44. That quilt is just adorable. Those are great fabrics for it.

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  45. I signed up for The Noble Lady newsletter.

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  46. I would make a quilt for DD # 2's step daughter. I need to make one for her and this would be so cute.

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  47. I love the Gold/Salmon/Raspberry pin.
    Right up my colour alley...

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  48. I've been a follower of yours for a few months now, and I'm so glad that I did!

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  49. I found the "Noble Wife" blog about 3 weeks ago and signed up on the spot - love her stuff!

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  50. I didn't realize that there was also a newsletter at "The Noble Wife", so I went back to her site and signed up for it....

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  51. That material would make an adorable baby/childrens quilt.

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  52. I love that Jacquelynne uses the proceeds from her pins to buy sheep for families in need. My DH and I own sheep, and they offer so many benefits - you can read about it on her Wool Flower Pins page.
    I'm really drawn to the Gold/Salmon/Raspberry one!

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  53. I'm a follower of Padsworth and you

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  54. I love the light blue/light teal wool flower

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  55. I am now following The Noble Wife blog

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  56. I also signed up for the newsletter at The Noble Wife

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  57. The panel would make a darling baby quilt! I'd use the fabric in a baby quilt, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I like the pink/lilac/brown wool flower the best.

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  59. panel and coordinating fabric equals quilt! baby special for special baby ... dggs due in june! congrats on your new sponsor!

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  60. i follow your lilypad :) thanx for the giveaway!

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  61. i follow the noble wife via email :)

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  62. I loved the fabrics , so cute. I will make a wall hanging if I win.

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  63. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/179068954810134528

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  64. Loved the Wool Flower Pin- Gold/Salmon/Raspberry

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  65. I would probably make curtains and a wall hanging for my kitchen in the new house we are building.

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  66. I'd make a quilt for my niece - I think she'd love it!

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  67. It's a tough call between the Gold/Salmon/Raspberry flower and the Pink/Lilac/Brown one.

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  68. Pink/lilac/brown would be my choice.

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  69. If I were to win I would make a quilt for my littlest granddaughter. I love Jacquelynne's fabrics but have not seen this line in person.

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  70. I am a new follower to Lily Pad Quilting.

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  71. I have been a follower of Jacquelynne's blog The Noble Wife for some time now.

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  72. I receive Jacquelynne's newsletter in my email.

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  73. If I won I would make a cute quilt for the cottage! yeah! thanks!

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  74. I am a follower of Lily Pad quilting!

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  75. I follow the Noble Wife blog also!

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  76. I already get the Noble Wife's newsletter! I love it! thanks!

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  77. I love her wool flowers - the gold/raspberry/salmon is my favorite! thanks!

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  78. I would definitely make something for Anne - maybe a play mat for her play room.

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  79. Of course I follow you and Padsworth!

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  80. If I won I would most likely make a baby quilt for my niece's next baby.

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  81. I blogged about the giveaway today at:
    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2012/03/basketweave-quilt-finish.html

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  82. I would use it to make a wall hanging

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  83. Oops sorry that should have been noble in my last post not nobel. I also receive her newsletter.

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  84. I like the light blue/chartreuse/terra cotta pin.

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  85. Darling fabric for a darling baby. Thanks.

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  86. What a great giveaway! I think i'd have to make the apple quilt - especially since we own/operate an apple orchard! TOO PERFECT!

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  87. I think the panel would make such adorable tote bags for my little nieces. Thanks!

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  88. I would definitely make baby quilts with this fabric....it is just adorable!!

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  89. I'd make a wall hanging! The fabric looks so cute!

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  90. I think there is something in the water out here - lots of our friends are pregnant! I'd make baby quilts for sure - I LOVE the fabric! :)

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  91. I REALLY need a new wallhanging, so that is what I would make.

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  92. I am already signed up for the Noble Wife newsletter.

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  93. I would make an adorable baby quilt with the winnings!

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  94. I follow your blog, what a great giveaway!

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  95. I already get the Noble Wife newsletter!

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  96. I already receive The Noble Wife newsletter.

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  97. One of my friends is having her first granddaughter so I would make a new baby quilt.

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  98. I follow The Noble Wife blog.

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  99. I get the Noble Wife newsletter via email.

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  100. I already follow The Noble Wife blog.

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  101. If I'm so fortunate as to win the grand prize, then think might make the Apple Basket quilt as a present for someone special, or a similar quilt that highlights that adorable panel. Thanks for the chance.

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  102. I follow the Noble WIfe blog. tks Marilyn

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  103. I would love to win those fabrics. I'd make a comfort quilt for my nephew whose birthday is in May.

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  104. I love the Quilt Diva wool pin.

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  105. I also follow your blog. Marilyn

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  106. I already receive the Noble Wife newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. I already follow your lilypadquilting blog.

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  108. If I were to win the panel and coordinating fabric would make a crib size quilt.

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  109. I already receive The Noble Wife newsletter

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  110. I think I like the

    Wool Flower Pin- OrangeRed/Teal

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  111. Wool Flower Pin favorite color is the light robin's egg blue with terra cotta and chartreuse. Of course, I like the Quilt Diva wool pin too.

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  112. I would definitely make a quilt but just not sure who it would be for!

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  113. Perfect fabric for a dining room wall quilt. I have a special hanger for that.

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  114. I am a new follower of your blog.

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  115. i checked out the pins and like the Gold/Salmon/Raspberry.

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  116. I already follow The Noble Wife.

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  117. And, I receive Jacqueline's newsletter. Thanks for the chance.

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  118. I would use the panel to make cushions for my girls bedroom. I love the look of cushions on a bed, just right for snuggling into for a good read.

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  119. I am a follower. I love Padsworth and reading about his adventures (misadventures)

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  120. I'd make either a picnic quilt or a baby quilt! Very cute fabric! And I love your apple quilt! Thanks for showing it step by step! :)

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  121. I'm a follower of Lilypad Quilting!

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  122. I'm a follower of the Noble Wife!

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  123. I like the Orange-Red-Teal Wool Flower!

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  124. I'd use the fabrics to make either a quilt or a bag

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  125. I love the fabric line. My whole bedroom is in whimsy like designs. I would make a new quilt for my room.

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  126. Love that gold raspberry salmon pin on her site

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  127. I have signed up for her newsletter and look forward to reading them

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  128. I am now a follower of her blog The noble wife

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  129. i have shared a link on facebook .

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  130. I am not sure what I would make...maybe something for the kitchen

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  131. I would make something fun for my 2 year old grandson, he would love the cute pannel.

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  132. I would make a wonderful wallhanging for my kitchen. I just love her fabrics!

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  133. I subscribe to the Noble Wife Newsletter.

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  134. I would have to use the animals to make a quilt for my daughter who is 19 months old and animal crazy. Maybe a kind of Eye Spy quilt for entertaining her when we go for picnic & play dates : )

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  135. Some lovely fabrics, and patterns and ... thanks for the chance!

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  136. OHHHH I have a new baby in my life and that fabric would be the perfect project for her. I would love to win it!

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  137. I would make a quilt if I won this.

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  138. I would love to make a baby quilt, thank you!

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  139. I signed up for the newsletter

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  140. Twited https://twitter.com/#!/Karamino1/status/181053628495302656

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  141. I'm probably make a baby quilt to give away.

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  142. I joined to follow you. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

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  143. I am a new quilter, just hand quilting my first piece. So I would make a quilt for my granddaughter. My goal is to make one for each of the grands, but she is the one who is crazy for critters. I'd try my hand at embellishing the blocks, and quilting the other fabrics in.

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