Friday, December 16, 2011

SEW CAL GAL’S HOP is GO!ing on HERE!! NOW!

Well TODAY is finally here…it’s my turn to SHOUT OUT the Accuquilt praises in SEW CAL GAL’s Christmas Theme Accuquilt Blog Hop!

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What an honour it is to be on the Blog List with these wonderful quilters…makes me wonder if I’m at the right Party??!!  But regardless, one thing is for sure… I DO LOVE my Accuquilt GO! 

If you are a regular Sweet P reader then you KNOW how much I appreciate, enjoy and yes.. LOVE.. my Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter!  In fact, you are probably sick of hearing about it!!

SEW…I had to come up with an ACCUQUILT  project to feature??…Now what block HASN’T been done before?…hmmmm…this is a hard one…

I REALLY wanted to make the Bountiful Baskets as that is at the TOP of my TO-DO List…but no, it’s been done several time. DARN!!  It will have to wait…

After going through my dies…I came up with this little guy…the Equilateral Triangle..no one EVER talks about him…HE has been left in the DUST!

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So I fired up the GO! and dusted off the Equilateral Triangle die and put him to the test!

This is what I came up with… It’s small..approximately 23”X18”'…

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…AND dang cute!!

Here’s how I made it~

FIRST STEP~  I got out my 1 1/2” die strip cutter and cut out some strips…using my Scandinavian Christmas fabric!  YES, I sacrificed my favourite Christmas Fabric.. SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS!!  This IS a special occasion, after all!  AND the small print was perfect for this project!

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STEP 2~ Sew the strips into groups of three…see picture.

Step 3~ Now comes the Equilateral Triangle Die to the rescue!…I used him to cut the strips into BIG equilateral triangles (or ETs as I will call them)…Lickity Split..DONE!  I also had the ET Die cut out some plain ETs…can you see my stacks..I now have some plain triangles and some striped triangles…

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STEP 4~  Play time…I laid them out into rows…trying different combinations..

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Then lay out your whole quilt and start sewing IN ROWS…

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(Oh..oh…do you see the mistake…one rogue triangle is pointing right!!  …no I didn’t do it in ‘real life’ but it would be easy to do!)

(My apologizes for the LACK  of pictures…I took photos of each stage and then accidently deleted them!! I almost had heart failure when I discovered this several days later!…GONE!! These pictures have been staged using my left-overs!))

It was a fun and easy quilt to make…and very cute!

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Here she is…just layin’ around The Sands…catching a few of those Winter rays…this Snow Birding is not for the weak!! haha

Let’s zoom in for a close-up…can you see how I did the border..see the beige Equilateral Triangles and then the 1 1/2” border…

 

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I BIG stitched hand quilted inside each hexagon using variegated beige perle cotton…

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I love the way the hexagons appear to be floating…

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Now it’s all done and ready for Christmas…

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So there you have it!  My GO!rgeous little quilt…made using the Equilateral Triangle (and the 1 1/2'” strip die)!  Believe me, without the GO! I would have NEVER tackled this quilt!!

Now for the fun part of this Blog Hop..the GIVE AWAY!!  I decided to play Oprah… but without Oprah’s huge budget..:(   I AM giving away some of my FAVOURITE THINGS!  NO…not a GO!…although it IS one of my FAVOURITE THINGS!  I’m leaving THAT up to SEW CAL GAL and our AccuQuilt Sponsor!  But I can swing these FAVOURITE THINGS….

My FAVOURITE Quilting MAGAZINE~Primitive Quilts~P1160600

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE FABRIC..yup it’s Civil War…1/3 yd. cuts…bought at my favourite shop..Calico Horse in Redlands, CA

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A FAVOURITE pair of turquoise EARRINGS made during Beading in the Club House by yours truly….P1160603-1

AND…an old fashioned tin Santa ornament…just waiting to hang on YOUR TREE!

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So if you would like to enter my Give Away here are the RULES…

1.  Leave a comment for ONE ENTRY

2.  If you are a follower leave a SECOND COMMENT saying that you are a follower…I will throw your name into my Santa’s hat one more time!!  That way you can get TWO CHANCES to win!

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Mr. Random Generator will be picking one lucky winner on Monday, December 19th…GOOD LUCK!! And Thanks SEW much for stopping by!!  I hope you liked my AccuQuilt GO! Project!

ALSO~if you haven’t signed up for your 22 FREE ACCUQUILT PATTERNS THEN YOU NEED TO GO! HERE!!  Yup..you heard me..I said FREE!!

Before I GO! I’d like to THANK SEW CAL GAL for hosting this Blog Hop…isn’t she wonderful!!  I swear this SUPER woman never sleeps…she is always hosting something or featuring something FUN!!  If you don’t FOLLOW SEW CAL GAL then you are missing out..BIG TIME!! 

I would also like to thank our sponsor, AccuQuilt GO! for donating a Baby GO! Fabric Cutter!  One VERY lucky Quilter will wake up Christmas morning to find this machine underneath her tree!!  It might just be YOU…but only if you have entered THAT GIVE AWAY over at Sew Cal Gal’s Blog.

Now hurry over to SEW CAL GAL’S BLOG…because more FUN is GO!ing on over there!

Have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and Happy Quilting!~P

196 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely give away. You make the Go machine seem so easy.

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  2. Great giveaway. thanks for the chance.

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  3. Great tutorial and a lovely, little quilt! Thank you for the generous giveaway and Happy Holidays in the sun!

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  4. What a lovely giveaway! I love your little wallhanging. I have a thing for hexagon shapes!

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  5. I've been on the fence about having a GO, but I may have just fallen off! Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway.

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  6. Love your project!
    Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

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  7. What a nice post...thank you. I have the Go cutter on my wish list...and have been desperately trying to win one here....

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  8. I am a follower....Merry Christmas you all of you

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  9. Great quilt! definitely worth sacrificing your scandinavian fabric for!

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  10. Hi Paulette,
    Great little quilt. I bet you were hyperventilating when you discovered you deleted those pictures! You did a great job regardless. Wish me luck.

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  11. Fun! Love what you made with the triangle...love that fabric.

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  12. And, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, pick me..I love the fabric, and I collect Santa's. I too love that magazine.!!!

    Happy Friday...off to get ready for work...ugh...but.one more week and then I am on vacation.

    Michelle

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  13. Thank you for the chance to win the give away. I do follow your blog regularly.

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  14. LOVE the quilt- you and the other ladies in this hop make the AccuQuilt Go and quilting so easy! I am definitely learning and my quilting is improving- NOw to talk Santa into getting me my own AccuQuilt!

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  15. I am also a follower, a brand new one of less than a week's duration!

    trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

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  16. Your little quilt is so cute - and using your Scandinavian Christmas fabric!! The giveaway looks great, would love to read the magazine. Thanks for the tutorial.....

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  17. what a beautiful quilt - i've never seen that fabric before, but i think i am in love!

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  18. i'm a follower by subscribing to your rss feed via google reader

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  19. Love this quilt! And what a lovely give away! Thanks so much!

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  20. I am already a happy follower! Thanks for a second chance!

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  21. Amazingly generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Thanks for the great tutorial. I'm a follower. And thanks for the giveaway too.

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  23. Would love to win. Love the quilt you made. Great inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  24. Very cute quilt! And it is sooo Christmasy in the desert! That ET die would really give you some fun patterns. I want a GO! And one of your give aways wouldn't be bad, either. LOL

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  25. Love my Go. Thought I was done buying dies for a while but after seeing your blog today---I think I need two more!! Thank you for the contest. I read you every day. Merry Christmas.

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  26. I am definately a follower. I love 'shopping' with you. :-)

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  27. I love the quilt and thanks for the give away and all of your great blogs

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  28. Oh this is a wonderful little quilt....and some very nice give-a-ways. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays

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  29. I've been trying to convince myself that I really didn't need a GO! cutter, but after seeing your sweet little quilt and all the other projects on this blog hop, I now know I really DO need one. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway, Paulette. You are so generous.

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  30. Oh i am certainly a follower too..

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  31. Hey Paulette---that little quilt is adorable---LOVE that tin Santa ornament! I'm a FOLLOWER (and I REALLY wanna win ;D)

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  32. ;D I really REALLY wanna win!! I've BEEN a follower for a LONG time---and I really wanna make that little quilt (but no GO LOL so I need to figure out how to do it w/o a GO LOL)

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  33. LOVE the hexi quilt. So ingenious. Would be very happy to see a Go Baby under my tree.

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  34. I am a follower and have been for a while.

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  35. Well, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Because I am a loyal follower and I love all your creative ideas, I bought the Accuquilt Go and several dies, now I have to have the triangle! You are killing me! LOL I love your little quilt, and I would love to do a larger throw size.
    Have a nice day!
    Wanda
    Olde Crow Mercantile

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  36. thanks for the tutorial.... I am still leary of Hexagon shape, I like them but haven't attempted them just yet... one day I hope to tackle them

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  37. Please enter me in your very generous giveaway!
    Thanks,
    Wanda
    Olde Crow Mercantile

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  38. I love your project and could see it done in all types of different fabrics for different occasions. Methinks I need to add that die to my list of must-haves now too - Thanks a bunch SP.

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  39. Thanks for the tutorial on the ET. Sounds like it would be fun to use.

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  40. Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaways!

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  41. Joined your blog and find the previous posts very informative and interesting. Thanks.

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  42. Cute and fun. I love how you sewed strips together and then cut them into triangles. Added depth and interest. Thanks for the giveaway. I collect Santas and always try to find a new ornament each year.

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  43. I'm a follower. Thanks for the extra chance.

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  44. What a fun post today!!! I'm in and I gotta dust off my GO!!!

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  45. Not sure if you would send this to France but I am having a go because I would so love the Primitive Quilt Mag. Thanks Linda

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  46. that's a beautiful little quilt! thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. I am a follower. This is a very cute quilt. The fabric is wonderful. I know other words to use to say how great this quilt is. I just don't know how to spell without spell checker. lol
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com

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  48. Your hanging is just gorgeous! I love the tin ornament, what a beauty! Thank you for the chance. :)

    Carolyn

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  49. Oh, I got carried away. Comment: Love your quilt.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    Iamafollower.....

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  50. Love the Scandinavian fabric choice here. The quilt is fabulous, thanks for sharing your work.

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  51. Love your sweet quilt and that fabric is wonderful ! Thanks for a chance to win your give away

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  52. I read your blog every day - it is the first one I check. Would love to be a winner in your give away!
    Myrtlesgirl

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  53. Your little hexagon quilt is quite charming.

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  54. Cute quilt! That die makes such tiny triangles! I'd love to see one with bigger sizes.

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  55. Very cute tutorial! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  56. I love the little quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. I love the Xmas quilt.....if I don't win the go baby....LOL. I will try this quilt using Hexi's. Much harder, but I think I can make it work.

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  58. I am a follower....I have been for a while now....and enjoy your adventures.

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  59. OMG, I love your quilt. What a great tutorial. Inspirational. I definitely want to make this soon. Did I say I love it? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  60. That's the cutest little quilt. I have the Equilateral Triangle die and am going to make one. Great tutorial.
    I also subscribe to Primitive Quilting magazine. It's a great magazine. Nice giveaway.

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  61. That quilt is so sweet. I love the way you cut the strips after sewing. I can see a few uses for that sweet die! Thanks.

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  62. Thanks for your pattern Paulette. You've made me aware that I need to add the ET die to my shopping list! Your little quilt is dang cute and looks doable for me.

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  63. It's me again. I'm a follower of your blog, and I'm following you to the desert very soon!! (smile)

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  64. What a wonderful way to make hexagons! I love your little quilt.

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  65. Your Scandinavian Christmas fabric looks pretty special, great job.

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  66. I love your little quilt, and the
    Scandinavian Christmas fabric is perfect for it!

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  67. Your little quilt is awesome.Great job!

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  68. The quilt is way toooooo adoraaaaaaaable. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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  69. Love that you apart of the HOP.
    Thank you...Karencg

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  70. I am now, and should have been a follower.
    karencg

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  71. Your project is wonderful - love those hexies.

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  72. I've been a follower for a long time :)!

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  73. I wish I was laying there on the sand with your little quilt! blessings, marlene

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  74. love your multicolored hexies and much easier to put-together technique! just right for a table mat or place mat!

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  75. Love your quilt.
    Merry Christmas!

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  76. very cute quilt, I love the colors too.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente - Germany

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  77. I´m your newest follower, happy to be, and you are very welcome to visit my blog too ☺
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente - Germany

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  78. HAPPY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  79. LOVE READING YOUR IDEAS!
    THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  80. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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  81. After all the cutting, you made your quilt look so easy - thanks (and it is really cute). KatheGTN (at) aol (dot) com

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  82. And I'm following you - KatheGTH (at) aol (dot) com

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  83. Please Enter my name in the GA!
    DOREEN from mill bay

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  84. Yes I follow!
    Doreen from Mill Bay

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  85. I love the stitching you did on your quilt. Fan4may at aol dot com

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  86. I am now a follower of your blog. Fan4may at aol dot com

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  87. Thanks for a chance to win a prize!
    Patty

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  88. You're right, that little quilt is dang cute! :)

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  89. Your GO!rgeous quilt is that and so much more! I love your fabric choices and your pics( even staged) are great! A wonderful lively tutorial that has me chomping at the bit to start a project when my GO! Baby arrives ! And your giveaway prizes are so wonderful...fingers crossed!

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  90. Your little quilt is gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial and for the wonderful giveaway!!!

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  91. I loved your little quilt. It's so Christmassy.

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  92. Loved your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  93. What a fun and pretty project!

    Thanks for the great giveway of your favorite things, too bad you don't like the Lexus, hint, hint!!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  94. Thanks for a chance to win. Enjoy your blog.

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  95. Great tutorial and beautiful little quilt Paulette! I need that triangle die.

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  96. Great project using the go cutter,sure woul love to own one. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  97. I'm a follower. Merry Christmas!

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  98. What a beautiful wall hanging and I just love how you've created one of my favorite hexie shapes using that die. So very cool. The hexagon die is on my wish list but I was afraid of spending all that money on something that appears to be so limiting in my mind. But this die is going to create the same look and be very useful for so many other quilt blocks as well that I think it would be a great one to own. Thank you for showing us this. And those fabrics you've used are just beautiful.

    I am totally jealous of your snowbird spot, although right now not overly so since here in Northern IL we have no snow at all on the ground and yesterday it was 50 degrees. :) I don't mind winter if the temps jump up to around 50 degrees once in awhile. Tonight though it's already below freezing. Brrr

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  99. The second I hit your blog and saw the hexies I subscribed immediately to your blog via email. And now since reading your post and knowing you are doing a lot of Accuquilt tutorials, or at least talking about them enough that I've since also become a follower as well.

    Thank you again for such a great looking wall hanging tutorial. LOVE IT!

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  100. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  101. Beautiful quilt. I love hexagons.

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  102. What a sweet little DQ. I'm glad you decided to sacrifice your Scandinavian fabric. Gosh, I don't know which of your favorite things is my favorite thing. They are all wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. I'm a Sweet P follower! Oh, yah!

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  104. The fabric looks great! Just found your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. New GFC follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  106. Love your GO!rgeous little quilt! Wish you were giving it away!! Thanks for the great tutorial and for helping with this great giveaway!Have a wonderful Christmas!

    lauraleelien at yahoo

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  107. Wow! I think you had one of the best projects. What a creative way to use the die. Good job!

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  108. Thanks for a chance to win a few of your favourite things. I wish I was Snow Birding too!

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  109. I very much approve of your favorite things! This is more fun than watching Oprah.

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  110. I am a brand new follower of your blog.

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  111. Great wall hanging. I could do that. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Love your Christmas quilt.. enter me please.

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  113. And for entry # 2 - yes I am a follower and love your blog

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  114. What a wonderful give away and I love that quilt. Thanks

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  115. I love your beautiful quilt and great tutorial. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  116. Cute little quilt. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  117. I am now a follower. Just from the few posts I've seen so far, I am getting some great ideas for future quilts.

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  118. I love what you created with your GO! Just beautiful. thanks for the giveaway with all your favorite things.

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  119. I follow you everywhere. Love your work.

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  120. I'm leaving another comment. Thanks for letting me know. I am a follower and I really enjoy your blog. I've got to stop reading now and get to sewing, those Christmas pjs won't get done with me at the computer!

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  121. Thanks or showing us how you use your Accu Go. It sure is faster than rotary cutting. Your quilt turned out beautifully.

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  122. I am following you through email, that way I won't miss anything.

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  123. It's so great to see what other people are doing, and get tutorials at the same time.

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  124. Love your little quilt and great tut. Thanks for the fun and the giveaway! Kim C

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  125. And of course I'm all ready a follower

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  126. Your little equilateral triangle quilt is very cute. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  127. I am a follower. Your blog is one I must read each day. Thanks for always being there. Merry Christmas!

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  128. How fun! I don't have a Go!...yet. But Christmas is coming. Lovely quilt and fabric.

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  129. THank you for sharing that adorable quilt idea for the equilateral triangle! Love the idea of cutting pieced strips into stripy triangles. Great quilt, Paulette!!

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  130. Spending my summer down south vicariously by following you!

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  131. Hi Paulette,
    I don't have a go- I have tried to win one many times without any luck and perhaps it will go on my Christmas list.
    It sure looks like a fun tool and very useful for some tasks that require template cutting.
    It looks like you are having a fabulous time down south and creating up a storm there.
    Regards and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas season,
    Anna

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  132. I am pretty sure I am a follower- for sure I have you on my blog list.
    I am poking along getting ready for Christmas,
    Regards,
    Anna

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  133. Love that llittle quilt! I have cut out some equilateral triangles the hard way and I know I would love that die....

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  134. Love your little quilt- very unique!!:) Looks like you're having a great time! Love the pictures!:)

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  135. I've been a follower for a while now!! Happy Holidays!!:)

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  136. I would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance! You always inspire me to try different sewing things.

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  137. Yes, I am a follower. Thank you for sharing all your quilt shop adventures. Love every minute, just wished I could go with you!

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  138. Hey there! I follow and I lurk! LOL
    This quilt is the cutest little thing! Love that prim stitch too for such a little piece.
    You can play Oprah anytime!

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  139. I am a follower and read your blogs daily. Thanks for all the great info on free stuff. Your are great at linking bloggers together and promoting others.

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  140. Would love to be a winner. Primitive quilts magazine - yum, while the fabric is also delectable. Civil war fabrics really appeal to me right now.Thanks for the opportunity to play.

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  141. Your quilt's so cute, congrats!!!!
    I'd love to be entered in the drawing, thank you for the chance

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  142. Please throw my name in your Santa hat, I have been your follower for a while

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  143. I love your go project. I also would love to win your prize. dorthac@aol.com

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  144. How did I miss this? I love your project! I am going to have to get serious about finding dies. :-) Thanks so much for the fun!

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  145. And yes indeed, I am a happy follower! Have a wonderful day!

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  146. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win!!

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  147. What a cute small quilt! And thanks for a chance to win your great giveaway! :)

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  148. I'm already a follower of your blog! :)

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  149. Hey Paulette,
    Great blog. I am not sure what a follower is but I do read your blog regularly. I don't have a blog as yet. I also love to follow Rick's blog to see which hike you two take with the furkids. He is too funny when he comments about taking you to your quilt shops. Great hubby for sure.
    Keep up the lovely quilting. I quilt as well but don't do nearly the beautiful projects you produce.

    Bev in NS Canada

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  150. Love your project. I am new to Accuquilt so appreciate everything others do.
    Ann from Sooke

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