Saturday, February 18, 2012

Last STOP for the Blog HOP!!

Today is FINALLY here!!  It’s the LAST DAY of ‘Sew Cal Gal’s GO! Ahead and Show Some Love Blog Hop’!  I hope that you have hopped over to  Stacey’s (Driving Miss Stacey)  and Tracey’s (The Peony Teacup) before you came here…if not hurry over!! I’m sure they have something wonderful that they would like to share!  

I have posted the whole week’s agenda just in case you may have missed someone…there’s still time to hop on over~

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What an honour it is to share some AccuQuilt GO! love with you!  Let’s get right at it..for my project I chose to GO! for the  Red and White…borrowed the Winding Way die from a friend…and started cranking!

This is what I made~

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Now before I started sewing this quilt, the first thing I did was Google ‘videos on sewing curved seams’…there are tons of videos out there and I watch them ALL!!  I did not use one pin while stitching these curved blocks thanks to those videos and the accurate cutting of the AccuQuilt GO!  Now I am not saying my blocks are perfect but FOR ME THEY ARE AS PERFECT AS THEY ARE GOING TO GET!!… AND I LOVE this quilt!!  Thanks to the videos this quilt went together very quickly and was not difficult!  If I can do it, YOU can do it!!  For this reason, I am not going to go into detail about how to join the blocks…just…watch the videos!

For the border, I used the 1 1/2” strip cutter…cut out tons of red and white strips…

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Sewed them together in rows…

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and then laid them across the 1 1/2” strip cutter going the other way…

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Within minutes I had millions of little squares all ready to GO!  Doing this the ‘old fashion way’ using a rotary cutter would have taken hours!!  Love the GO!P1160958

Before I knew what hit me…this quilt was together and ready for quilting!!  First I machine stitched in the the ditch to hold the quilt together…P1170028-1

..then using Valdani Perle Cotton and a big eyed needle…

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I marked the quilt using a Mark-B-Gone pen and big stitched quilted each flower and the borders…

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Done!

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And here she is finished and taking in a few rays around the pool!

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My only wish was that I had made her bigger…much bigger…but I am happy with what I GO!T!

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Now LET’S talk GIVE AWAY!!!  Here’s the prize up for GRABS!  It’s the Fun Flower Die…

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Rules for the Give Away? Let’s keep it simple!!  Leave a comment!  If you are a follower of this blog then leave ANOTHER comment saying that you follow and you will get a SECOND chance to win.  Mr. Random Generator will choose the lucky winner on Sunday Night…that’s tomorrow night…!!  So hurry! I need to chose a winner on Sunday as I am having another Give Away on Monday!!  Busy…busy!GOOD LUCK!!

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FINALLY a great BIG THANK YOU to SEW CAL GAL for hosting this event and for all the other GO! Lovers  who took part in the Hop…it was a blast…and my GO! Wish List got a lot longer….!!

Have a Super Saturday and Happy Quilting!~P

165 comments:

  1. Your quilt is awesome. I love the big stitches.

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  2. I WANNA GO!!! Love your GO quilt.
    Launa

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  3. Wow - this Blog Hop has really shown how useful the GO! is. Glad my birthday is right around the corner!! Thanks for sharing your quilt - it is stunning!

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  4. I love your quilt. I want the winding ways die!

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  5. I am a new follower - gla the hop led me to your blog!

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful. And your big stitch quilting is perfect. I am so envious. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. I'm a follower too. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  8. What a beauty! Thank you for the great tutorial. I've added it to my list. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I am a follower. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  10. I love the quilt, and thank you for the chance to win!

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  11. Your quilt is gorgeous.thanks for the tutorial.I`m a handquilter too.

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  12. I'm a follower of your blog via GFC.

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  13. I`m a follower.Thanks for the chance to win and thelovely blog hop!

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  14. Beautiful quilt - you should be so proud!

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  15. That is absolutely gorgeous, Paulette! I think I might have to add the winding ways die to my wishlist!

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  16. This quilt is GORGEOUS! The red and white is beautiful! I love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance!

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  18. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love it. I guess I will have to re-think getting a GO! cutter. WOW! You did a wonderful job as usual.

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  19. I love winding ways! Great job! Thanks for giving away the die - I'd love to win it!

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  20. Beautiful! I love the Winding Ways block and the look of your hand stitching.

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  21. I'm a follower :-)
    Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

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  22. Thank you Paulette for sharing your time and inspirations with us and ...luv, LuV, LUV your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the Fun Flower die!! Enjoy the rays around the pool, wish it could join you....I'm in the cold and the wind in Michigan.

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  23. I'm a happy follower/stalker, have a great weekend.

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  24. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt. I want to make one! It's beautiful!

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  25. I follow your blog daily on bloglovin.

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  26. love the big stitches, such a cute quilt

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  27. Your quilt is gorgeous as usual-- I look forward to your posts every day -- even went so far as to buy a new sewing machine but I can't even thread the damn thing!!!

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  28. You remember me?? I am one of your long time followers --I am trying my best to get into this quilting thing...even persuaded the new hubby to take me to Hancock's but I was so confused about it all-- I need something simple!! Hi to Rick --tell him to drop me a note!!
    Hope I win!!!

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  29. Love your quilt, I have never attempted curved seams... YET, but I will. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. The winding way die is on my to get list. I love the look of a hand quilted quilt, but just don't have the patience :). Would love the chance to win the flower die, it's one I don't have yet. Thanks for putting together the hop, it was fun.

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  31. I am a follower and have enjoyed your blog for a very long time.

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  32. It is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love all of the different reds and the quilting is fabulous too. No pins???? I am so impressed!!

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  33. I am getting ready to piece my quilt and start quilting and wondering, do you pin your quilt if you are using a hoop? I hate pinning and thinking of using iron on batting, so that would help, but wondering if a hoop might make it easier. I do have a large one.

    Debbie

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  34. How beautiful! Love the curves and your big stitches!

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  35. I'm a follower and would love to win that the Fun flower die! Thanks!

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  36. I love, love, love this quilt. I have a book and templates but a Go Die would work so much better. Another one to add to my list that I want!!! I think it's now a never ending list! I love my Go and am so happy I have one. I just need more time to play. I love the way you quilted this one too. It looks great! I've enjoyed this hop too. Thanks for the chance to win the flower die.

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  37. I really love your quilt and how the secondary circle design pops. You did a great job! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  38. Thank you for the valuable information as just received a baby GO! without any dies. I'm enjoying the hop posts about the dies as must GO! on a baby shopping spree so can use it. Also, I am a giveaway addict. LOL

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  41. Oh, I definitely stalk/follow your blog everyday! Thanks for sharing:)

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  42. Wow!! This quilt is stunning!! I just love it!! I have to get this die. I really love the border too. And your quilting just adds so much! You can send it my way, if you ever want to get rid of it!!

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  43. Beautiful quilt, love the use of only red and cream. When you see the quilt from a few feet away, I like the circles that appear. I can't believe that it works up fast, it looks so complicated. Thanks for the tute and the giveaway. ;-> Toni Anne

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  44. I'm a follower. Thanks Paulette and Sew Cal Gal, fantastic hop. ;-> Toni Anne

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  45. Yep-I'm a follower. Would love to win this die P.

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  46. I simply adore your quilt, and love the size!

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  47. Now that is a cool R & W quilt, great job again.

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  48. I am a loyal follower and can never wait to see what you will do next! Thank you for always inspiring the rest of us!

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  49. I love the red and white...the quilt is darling. Am going to watch the videos. I love the big stitching also.

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  50. Thought I was a follower....am now one.

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  51. Way to go Paulette! I love what you did with your quilt. Can't wait to get cranking on mine (once the dies arrive) and make my first quilt with my Go!machine. Thank you for hostessing this event.

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  52. I love that quilt it is really pretty.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  53. I am also a follower.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  54. Wow Paulette...the best was definitely saved for last! I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE your gorgeous quilt, and the big stitching looks great.

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  55. I am DEFINITELY a follower. Check on you everyday :)

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  56. WOW, your quilt is gorgeous. I keep looking at it and dreaming., Thanks for everything

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  57. YES, I want that DIE, if it goes with the GO BABY. Thanks for showing your fun quilt.

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  58. What a fabulous quilt!
    Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  59. Beautiful quilt...love the fabrics you chose!
    ~Terry~

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  60. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Terry~

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  61. I don't know where all of you find the time to make these amazing things -- I'm so jealous, I can't wait until I don't have to work anymore and can do what I love to do ALL of the time! : )

    (wrybbunz@gmail.com)

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  62. And now I'm a follower!

    (wrybbunz@gmail.com)

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  63. I am a faithful follower that needs a die, any die, for my GO, so I hope I win!!!

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  64. That is one gorgeous quilt! I love it, and I'm not a big fan of red.

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  65. This is my comment. I love your blog, as you know, and I want to win your give-away. I would love to have a new die (smile).

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  66. I REALLY WANT the Winding Ways die. That quilt is so pretty. Love the way you quilted it, too. Did I mention it was so pretty? Love the border. Great way to accent the scrappiness of the blocks. Love!!!

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  67. I follow your blog. Love the quilt!! Thanks.

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  68. What a beautiful quilt Paulette!! You did a fantastic job with it and your tutorial. The quilt is amazing to look at; really. Thanks for this blog hop; I enjoyed every minute of it...and met so many wonderful people...love that die you are giving away too....

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  69. Sweet P..You know I follow your blog. If I win the prize.....that means I'll need to buy a GO to use it! Ta da!

    Launa

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  70. I love your quilt, and have been thinking of giving this pattern a try. I love curved piecing, I think people fear it but don't need to. Would love to win this little spring flower..thanks for the chance..

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  71. very pretty quilt! love that checkered border you added to it. the flower die would be a great addition to the few dies I have. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. What a delightfully sweet quilt, Paulette! I love everything about it.

    I'd love to win the die -- I've been thinking about my Go! Cutter recently so maybe the new die would encourage me to enjoy it.

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  73. Your quilt is practically perfect in every way!

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  74. Gorgeous P! I hear you on the GO list growing!

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  75. I'm a follower and a believer (oops sorry, digressed into song)
    Jan

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  76. I absolutely love this quilt! I got a GO! for Christmas this year and love, love, love it! How did I manage to cut everything before?

    I live just up Island from you in Campbell River, and I am definitely a follower!

    Shana Reeder
    shanakellogg@hotmail.com

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  77. Love the red and white!
    Diane in Tampa
    diane.kennedy3@verizon.net

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  78. I love the quilt...red and white, yum. Thanks for the giveaway. MS

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  79. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway. MS

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  80. Wow. You chose such gorgeous, rich colors for your quilt. Just beautiful. Great job on the tutorial also. Thank you very much.

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  81. I am already a follower of your blog. Thank you again for the great tutorial. Awesome giveaway prize too.

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  82. Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the give away.

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  83. I follow you and love the Winding Way quilt. That is one of my favorite patterns, sure would love a go cutter.

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  84. I am blown away with your quilt. I definitely have to make a red/white quilt.

    You made it sound easy...

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  85. Beautiful quilt! I've always been afraid of curved piecing - can't believe you didn't use a single pin! I guess I need a Go! cutter and that die! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  86. I'm now following your blog. Love it!

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  87. Very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  88. Great job ... I love that quilt too!

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  89. Great job ... I love that quilt too!

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  90. I love that quilt. So much movement and interest.

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  91. I really enjoyed the blog hop,thanks

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  92. I really enjoy the blog hop. Thanks.

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  93. This has got to be the best Winding Ways I've ever seen. And the handwork was well worth it. Just gorgeous. Great job! clickpen(at)hotmail.com

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  94. You have inspired me to get the Winding Ways die and try this. I love the way your quilt came out. I am a follower and would love to win the flower die.

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  95. What a beautiful Quilt well done
    Hugs Janice

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  96. Fabulous quilt! love the stitching! thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!

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  97. I am a follower too! thanks again!

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  98. I LOVE this quilt!!! From the colors to the stitching- love, love, love it!:) Great tutorial, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  99. I've been a follower for a while now- Love it!:)

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  100. I have been a follower for quite some time. I'd love to win the funky flower die! Thanks!!!

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  101. LOVE LOVE LOVE the red and white Winding Ways. The border rocks. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  102. Love the quilt. Red and white are just perfect.

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  103. Oh i love your red quilt.
    I follow you !!!
    Lori Smanski
    quilting-lady@comcast.net

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  104. That is a very pretty red and white quilt! Do not have that die set yet.

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  105. I have the die, just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I like your quilt. Great tutorial.
    Beautiful!
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  106. Love the quilt! It is beautiful. Thanks,

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  107. Wow, what I could do with that die!! Love it!

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  108. I have been a follower for some time. I live in Tacoma Wa. and can identify with a lot of your travels and weather woes of the northwest!!

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  109. Love the colour combinations and the large stitches. Very effective

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  110. I am also a follower
    Ann B

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  111. WEll, Paulette, enter me! THat quilt is the best of the week, saved for the last! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I need that ww die, too.

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  112. From sunny Alberta, a follower and a new Go owner..would love to win that die!! Thxs!
    Linda

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  113. Love the winding ways die. I made a quilt using fabric from a very flowery skirt bought from a charity shop last year together with a boring brown - they went together really well.

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  114. Love your project and I also love my GO cutter. The fun flower would make a great addition for it.

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  115. I am a follower if I did this right. Thanks.

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  116. After following your blog for awhile, and after seeing the beautiful quilts you all made using the GO, and JoAnn's just happened to be having a sale, I ordered a GO! Can't wait for it to arrive. Would love to win!

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  117. Beautiful work you do. You sound like a wonderful. Keep up the good job. I really enjoy your blog every day

    Fran

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  118. The winding ways quilt has always been one of my favorites - good job!

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  119. I love your winding ways quilt, so pretty on the red/white colors. I like how you quilted it too. I don't have any flower dies and would love a chance to win. I don't know if I signed up as a follower but I have your blog in my sidebar and read what you're up to all the time.

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  120. Ackkk! I've been wanting a flower die for quite a while now...maybe this is it! Your creations are just beautiful on this post!

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  121. I love your quilt. Red and white is my favorite.

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  122. Your quilt is beautiful and I am a follower for about a year. I especially love it when you go south for the winter. So many beautiful quilts not enough years.

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  123. I have just gotten the Go machine so I have enjoyed this blog hop and would love to win that flower die.

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  124. I love your quilt. The circles here and there and everywhere was so neat. I admire your hand-quilting. Great job!

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  125. Great quilt. Would love the flower die.

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  126. Love the quilt....I did a curved quilt and it was fun....great blog hop

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  127. Oh, I hope I am not too late! I love your quilt. I always want to make whatever you are working on. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the inspiration. K=

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  128. I sure love the red and white quilt, lovely.

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  129. I know the giveaway is over, but I wanted to join the chorus of quilters who love your project! It is beautiful! Thanks for hosting the hop!

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  130. I've never had the nerve to do curved seams. Yours turned out just beautifully. Makes me want to buy the Accuquilt!

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