Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sew Sweet Simplicity & Kickoff Giveaway

Jacquelynne Steves @ The Art of Home  is sharing a free Block of the Month! 


Welcome to Quiltscapes!  My name is Deonn, and just in case you're visiting for the first time, here's a little tidbit about me:  I learned to sew from my mother, tied my first quilt at around age 8, and have spent many hours (days, years, decades...) in the sewing room with Mom, sisters and eventually my own children, including triplet daughters.  I'm a longarm quilter with a home business, Quiltscapes, and I sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  I love to dream, design, make stuff, dream about it some more, write up patterns and tutorials, practice singing while I quilt, then teach what I learn.  My girls often have to come check on me to water and feed me sometimes, lol!  You can find loads of free tutorials here including my favorite "Snippets from/for the Sewing Room".  You can also find my monthly "How to Sew/Quilt" tutorals over at Riley Blake Desings' Cutting Corners.  It's my personal quest to always look for budget-saving ways to simplify the process!  "If there's a simpler way..."  that's my motto.

So now about this sweet block of the month - sew sweet, sew easy - using squares, half-squares and flying geese units.  Jacquelynne's got a great tutorial for easy peasy flying geese HERE.  


I'm gathering my fabric, thinking of possibilities for this darling Sew-Along.  My favorite color combo right now (which changes daily, of course...) is red with teal, especially in my sewing room, since I have both a little red featherweight and a little teal Kaiser sewing machine... and loads of little accessory snippets to match, of course.  And I'm thinking my new quilt will hang out on the couch in the sewing room, so I'm considering these...

Adorn It - Crazy for Daisies Juicy Fruit
I'm honored to be joining Jacquelynne's blog hop each month to showcase her adorable patterns along with >> these gals! <<  

Now to decide:  applique', embroidery, or a floral print for the block centers.  Maybe a little of each?  Here's a sneak peek from Jacquelynne's blog:



I really enjoy Jacquelynne's sweet blog and newsletter - a gal after my own heart - making stuff and sharing it!  Her blog is loaded with free tutorials, recipes, patterns and an ebook, and now this free block of the month!  And just to get things rolling, she's provided a pattern bundle to give away! Isn't that just sew sweet?



Want to win this little prize bundle?  Just leave a comment telling me about your favorite color combo today. This giveaway will close on October 23rd at 5pm, just before I head off to Quilt Market! (find me at Riley Blake Designs' booth for some awesome free demos and Make'n'Takes!)  No-Reply Bloggers please leave an email address, or risk being disqualified from the drawing.  Thanks!
UPDATE:  Thanks for playing!  Giveaway is now closed.  Winner will be announced on Monday, 10/27/14.

Of course, you're always welcome to follow Quiltscapes here, on facebook, bloglovin' etc.etc., but not a requirement for the giveaway.  And the block of the month?  See all the details and sign up for Jacquelynne's newsletter HERE.  Kickoff is October 27th if you'd like to play along!

p.s.  Here are links to the other hoppers - a few Barbs, a couple of Sandys, Snoodles, Deonn, Deanna and Teresa.  Looks like a fun bunch!
Snoodles ~ Lily Pad Quilting
Teresa ~ A Quilt and a Prayer
Sandy ~ Upstairs Hobby Room
Deonn ~ Quiltscapes <<Thanks for stopping in!
Barb ~ Bejeweled Quilts
Sandie ~ Crazy ‘Bout Quilts
Deanna ~ Wedding Dress Blue
Barb ~ Mountain Quiltworks
Barb ~ Garden Path Quilts

140 comments:

  1. Do I have to pick one? Lol. I love grey it is my favorite neutral color period so I would pick any color and grey. Aqua, pink, yellow, green, teal...the list goes on but add grey to anything and I'm a fan!!

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  2. my colours that top my list are green and orange but not decided 100% what I am going to use on this quilt must pull myself together and sort it out!

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  3. Deann I have always favored the autumn tones. I love all the variations of the oranges and browns

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  4. I love the colour combo with wine, sage, cream, and gold... And at first you thought I was talking about food and beverages eh?! Lol

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  5. My favorite color combination is yellow, grey, white and black.

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  6. greens and browns tickle my fancy at this time.

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  7. Not sure what I'm going to use yet... can't wait to figure it out though! :-)

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  8. I like black, white and citrine or lime green, I haven't used this combo yet but will one day!

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  9. My favourites right now are white with purples... and also pink & chocolate...
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  10. I'm glad to hear that others change their favorite color combos. Though mine change, I always find black and white with ANY dash of color to be classic.

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  11. My favorite right now is mint green and corals. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. My favorite combo is black and whites with a pop of a lime green!

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  13. Right now it is indigo and cream - before that it was yellow and grey . . .

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  14. So hard, as you say it changes daily. Lately I have been working with lime green and off white, for whatever reason off whites have been calling me lately. :)

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  15. I can't wait for this to begin - my fabrics are pulled. I really don't think color combos as I am a scrap quilter - what ever comes out of the bin, tote, plastic bag - all fun to play with.

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  16. Wow - neato! I love grey and yellow at the moment so looking to see what I have to use in that combo!

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  17. My favorite color combo is pink and green

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  18. I love your choices. I have been wanting to do a quilt in red and aqua. They are so pretty together. Red is one of my favorite colors. It seems to get in all the quilts I make

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  19. My current fave of the hour is Blue, green and white.

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  20. My favorite is aqua, green, yellow, gray

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  21. I'm working with red, white, and blue today, Minick and Simpson style!

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  22. I love grey and light blue and yellow.

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  23. I am not sure I can pick one but greys and teals are my two fav colors right now. Createdandbeautiful@gmail.com

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  24. I just love Jacquelyn and received her Newsletter yesterday. So creative and generous and kind!! Yep Deonn just like you!! I Love the colors you chose, I have always been into Aqua/Teal, right now I have been putting metallic gold and white with it for my Dining room. Have fun at Quilt Market, one of these years I'll be going, but for now I hit the Sewing Expo when it comes twice a year.
    Huggs, Nancy

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  25. My favourite changes regularly but I never tire of red and aqua!

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  26. I am a "low volume" addict. I know that's not much color but I love the way everything pops out from low volume!

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  27. RED+CREAM !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  28. I just love aqua and teal so pretty much anything that includes either of them I love. For fall I am liking teal, rust, gold and green but zi usually prefer aqua with pink and green.

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  29. I am a blue green person but I am starting to like other colors.

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  30. Thanks for telling us about the Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt along! Turquoise, aqua, golds, greens and reds are my current color thrill for now!

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  31. Autumn colours are my favourite at the moment. I' m tempted to make mug rugs instead of housework tomorrow.

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  32. I like red, black, and white with a little gray.

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  33. right now my favorite color combination is yellow and dark blue
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  34. Pink and grey, and aqua and red, of course!

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  35. Loving blue and lime green at the moment. (Think M&M colors) I do have a stack of teal and red waiting to become something, some time. Have fun in Houston!

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  36. My favorite changes every time I look at my stash or step into a LQS. Today it's aqua and peach.

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  37. Today is red and Aqua . Colors are so pretty together

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  38. Deep purple and Forest green :)

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  39. I'm like oranges, whites, and browns.

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  40. My favorite color combo never changes. I may have a secondary 'favorite', but my favorite will always be purple and blue.

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  41. I just love all bright colors and modern fabrics, so your choices of red/teal really tickle my fancy. For this project, however, I'm trying to use fabric from my stash and use some items I picked up along the way on a shop hop a few years ago.

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  42. Lime green and bright yellow! Thanks

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  43. I am signed up for the BOM and can't wait to get started! I love your fabric choices...will you share? :)
    My current favorite color combos are purple and lime green...they just complement each other so well.

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  44. My colors now are pastels and shabby!

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  45. Anything with pink and a black background! ! The brighter the better!!! Oh yah that's me!!!

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  46. Working with green, pink and turquoise right now.

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  47. I am loving old rose & light mint green right now - but, I am sure tomorrow will be a different color combo depending on my mood :o)

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  48. Teal is a favourite right now Thanks so much for sharing

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  49. My favorite colors change on a daily basis, also, right now I am digging navy blue and grey.

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  50. I like all earth colors, mostly brown and green.

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  51. Love turquoise and red together :)

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  52. My favorite color combination is blue and purple.

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  53. I am loving earthy batiks today :)

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  54. Love shades of Blues with Greens

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  55. My favourite colour combo right now is pink and black. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  56. Today my favourite colour combo is deep purple / plum / turquoise / blue / silver. It seems my favourite combo of the moment is always the colours I'm using in my current project. Convenient.

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  57. I really love aqua and red. But often I use blues and white...lol! Love your fabric choice veery much!

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  58. Lime green and navy and white with grey :)

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  59. Since my earliest memory I have favored RED. I seem to always be drawn to a combination that includes it. Today I am looking at my stash of beautiful Christmas prints of red, green, and cream. Ahhh the possibilities!

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  60. This time of year, I'm always drawn to oranges and purples! An unlikely pairing in words, but they look so yummy together! Your fabric picks are wonderful ... cheery and bright! :)

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  61. Navy blue and coral are my favorites together! thanks!

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  62. I love red, pink, blue, gold, chocolate brown, green and aqua together. sarah@forrussia.org

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  63. At the moment I am into the teals with gray. However this seems to be a a ever changing process,

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  64. I love your stack of fabrics.. I chose a collection of pastels for mine.
    Kathlene

    kprescott68@yahoo.com

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  65. I like teal with lime green. Grey is my favourite neutral lately.

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  66. I am so glad I got an email from another about you and your giveaway; I signed up for your new BOM and the ebook. I find your blog and site very pleasing and serene. Thank you for this chance to expand my limits.
    aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

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  67. Like you mine changes all the time. I'm liking the colors in the Wishes fabric line right now!

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  68. I like blues and yellows for a cheery quilt!

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  69. I am going with 30's fabric so will feature greens, yellows, pinks, maybe some blue and lavender thrown in.

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  70. My favorite color palette right now is cream, turquoise, and pink!
    My email is bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. today I am loving red and gold.

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  72. Orange and just about anything works for me. Probably orange and brown or maybe yellow would be favs.

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  73. Blues and greens are currently my favorite color combo.

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  74. Red and yellow are the colors I've chosen. Happy, happy colors with your teal and red. I'm looking forward to the BOM by Jacqueline. Thanks for the chance to win the patterns.

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  75. Aqua Pink Gray chocolate with a touch of red to pop I think. Thanks for the chance to win.
    FinnFinn1@yahoo.com

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  76. Orange and green is my favourite colour combo today.

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  77. so looking forward to sewing along with everyone. I may use some Christmas fabrics not sure yet still deciding and my time is getting short. Thanks

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  78. My favorite colors change so frequently. Let's just say when we actually start I will come up with the colors that I want at the time, lol.

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  79. My current favourite colour combo is pink and navy! I love your fabric choice - so pretty and happy!

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  80. I'm glad you qualified your question by asking for "today's" favorite combo! You recognize that it changes regularly!! I'll go with aqua, brown and red today. Think Winter's Lane fabric line.

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  81. My favorite color combos really depend on my mood. Right now it might be green and ?, maybe purple. Or purple and grey. Or pink and grey. So hard to decide!

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  82. I really like black with oriental fabrics but I think I might have to do pink with brown. Used to have the cutest little dress when I was little that was brown with big pink polka dots

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  83. I like your color choices, especially the green. My colors lean toward fall colors, but not sure if I am feeling it with this quilt.

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  84. Your colors are darling, I'm terrible at picking color combos so I love seeing what others are using.

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  85. I really love blue and yellow right now, but soft pinks and browns would be nice too. Going to have to figure this out real soon.

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  86. Green and coral for the time being.

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  87. I plan on mixing it up and doing a little bit of everything.

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  88. My fav colour combo is pink and grey.... but it changes with the weather...lol

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  89. I really love aqua and red! Thanks so much!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  90. I love blue and browns and brights.

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  91. Red and cream.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  92. I love blues,,,,but then again I love the Christmas colors!!!

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  93. I'm a real scrappy girl, so no particular color combo....but....for this I'm leaning towards '30's reports in all colors.

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  94. When I saw your colors, I said "Wow, I really like that combination"! So my answer is reds and teals ;-> at least for now.

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  95. Great fabric choices for this project. Picking fabrics is half of the fun. I am thinking that I would like to do a combination of embroidery and applique for this one. This looks like a fun project and I will enjoy making it with my granddaughter.

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  96. Thanks so much this looks like great fun. I love your colors

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  97. Looking forward to the Block of the Month.

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  98. My favorite color combo is blue and white perhaps with a light touch of yellow.

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  99. I really like that color palate. I pick fabrics that I love individually then they look terrible when assembled!

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  100. Love your colors. I like purples, or blue and white, but I know I need to find some fun colors for this BOM. 2 or 3 just won't work! I look forward to playing.

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  101. Really like greens or blues with creams.

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  102. My favorite color every day 24/7 is a deep turquoise. I also love turquoise with peach or rosy bright pink, pure yellow - no mustard, a clear navy or midnight blue. I enjoy aqua and mint green. Once in a while I find a light cherry red which also goes well with turquoise. I cannot abide beige, most browns, nor olive or drab green. My granddaughter wanted her bedroom painted beige. She got a bright yellow - it was the closest I could tolerate to beige! Love bright colors, warmth and lights, but not many darks. Life can be dreary enough without adding to it.

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  103. Well lets SEE My Fav..... Colors are Dark Hunters Green and Peach I even have My House that Color a pale Peach with dark Green trim. :)

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  104. My favorite color combo at the moment is purple, turquoise and grey. Thank you!

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  105. I am going to enjoy your blog via Bloglovin! Right now my favorite color ways are cherry red with teals & aquas.

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  106. I like almost all colors, but my goal may be to sew this from stash, but I love to shop for fabrics too, LOL. I'm just going to have fun with it. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  107. I do love purple and have decided to step out my "box" and use other colours as well. I find that I am a colour person and depending on how I feel that day, I am now using that colour range. At the moment I am doing pink, black, green and orange scrappy quilt. Looking good :)

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  108. I love reds and creams at the moment

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  109. Just finished a quilt with oranges and blues/turquoise. I like your color combo too!

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  110. I'm loving red and wihite but will need to add some other colors. I'm not sure what they will be yet.

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  111. I love fall colors in my quilts at this time of the year. It changes when spring comes.

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  112. My all time favorite color combo is blue & yellow. What a lovely giveaway!

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  113. This is going to be fun. Can't wait to start.

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  114. I love fall colors, reds, golds, greens, browns, etc. Not sure what I will use for this project though...may go way off plan. Will have to wait and see.

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  115. I like them all! How do you decide??

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  116. I love bright colors but blues are my favorite!

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  117. todays flavors are purple/red, teal and gold, but add some green too. I never thought of singing while I quilt but then I don't have a good voice. I used to sing hymns when ironing, so that's pretty close. I miss it to.

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  118. My favorite color combo? Boy, that's tough. I love fabric and like to mix and match. I do love red and white, but I am lately coming to like darker or medium base fabrics.

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  119. Excited to play along and see what everyone else is doing for their colors. I'm not brave enough to do applique, so piecing is my method of choice. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  120. I don't know yet but like fall colors. nice to see different place I can check out, thanks

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  121. Right now my favorites are plum, orangey-gold, and gray. Sounds awful, but looks good.

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  122. I have a thing with Black and White with one pop of color. It's my go-to theme. I need to move beyond it !!

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  123. My favorite color combos are anything that goes with purple. Although I don't quilt with it often.

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  124. I love red, yellow and turquoise blue.

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  125. I just made a quilt with reds, turquoise and a touch of yellow with white as the background. It is so bright and cheerful.

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  126. Yellow, orange, green and black make a stricking combination

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  127. I am not in the draw, just stopped by to see how your block was going to look....great colors! It is so much fun to see how the blocks change with everyone's color choices!

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