Saturday, July 17, 2010

Two-Year Blogiversary Giveaway: Day One

Well here it is - today's the big day...or at least the first of four big days! Today, July 17th, marks the two year anniversary of this little blog and what a fun, great, amazing two years it's been! Thank you all for hanging in there with me; I still get a little thrill each and every time I receive a comment from any of you guys! While this blog has been around for two years, I've only been writing about fabric and sewing and some of my other passions for about the last year and a half. I can still remember what that first "new" post was - I wrote about some Paula Prass fabric that Alex bought me and how much I loved it and I can remember how excited I was when Paula actually commented on my blog; I felt like I had found my voice and my niche.

I've made so many great friends over the past two years through this blog and am so fortunate to have actually met some of them in person! I wish all of us bloggers lived within a ten kilometre radius so that we could all hang out together all the time!  Some of my wonderful friends decided to bring along some gifts for you, dear readers, to celebrate my blogiversary and so over the next four days (including today) there will be 12 people (including myself) hosting giveaways on this here blog - a few people even brought along prizes for more than just one winner, yay! So let's get going, shall we?

First up with have the awesome Ryan Walsh of I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts fame and he has brought along one super-amazing prize! Are you ready for this? No, I mean seriously - Are. You. Ready. For. This?


A Tula Pink Nest Jelly Roll! It's so pretty, I may be drooling a little bit over here. I want to keep it for myself, but I (wisely) told Ryan to keep it at his place and mail it to the winner him self...oh yes, I know myself too well. Isn't it just awesome? And isn't it pretty amazing of Ryan to give us this jelly roll? Yes, yes it is, I think you should all head over to Ryan's and give him a big ol' virtual hug!

Next up, we've got the super-sweet and talented Angela Yosten of Moda Home Mom who just released her first pattern for sale in her Etsy shop. And guess what she brought along for you...


A copy of her first pattern, Rags to Ruffles, as well as the fabric to make it (one charm pack and one mini honey bun in Aviary by 3 Sisters) - one lucky winner will win both the pattern and the fabric! Woohoo! Doesn't that sound just awesome? I definitely think it does! Now, go on over and say hi to Angela and tell her what an awesome designer she is!

And last for the day we have me...with no adjectives needed, because really I don't need to sit here and call myself awesome, or amazing, or anything else because that would be pushing it, hehe! So I've brought along a little handmade goodness to the party.


I got so many lovely comments on the hexagon mini quilt that I made for Brioni that I thought I'd make you one too! So one person will win this hand-quilted hexagon mini quilt made by me - the hexagons are all made using Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille, and the hand quilting was done in a very pretty yellow size 8 perle cotton. I will also be throwing a little surprise in with the quilt, but I won't tell you what it is now...it could be fabric, a little something else handmade, who knows really.

You want to know how to win, right? Well, you will have four chances to enter and here's what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me who your favourite
fabric designer is or what your favourite collection is.

2. If you are a follower of mine (or become one) leave another
comment (and if you can let me know how you follow).

3. If you are a follower of Ryan - I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts -
leave another comment.

4. If you are a follower of Angela - Moda Home Mom -
leave another comment.

There you go - four ways to enter! Please be sure that each entry is left as a separate comment or it won't count - sorry! All giveaways (including the upcoming ones) will be open until July 23rd and I will announce the winners here on the blog.

*The giveaway is now closed*

788 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Currently, my favorite designer is Kate Spain -- I'm drooling over the not-yet released Fandango.

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  2. I follow you via Google Reader.

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  3. I've been following Ryan for a while now.

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  4. And I follow Angela too. Thanks again for the chances to win.

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  5. Congrats on 2 years! I'm loving Momo. Each time there's a new collection I can't believe I love it more than the last one!

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  6. good morning kaye and happy 2 year blogging anniversary! my favourite fabric designer is denyse schmidt, i love everything she's ever designed - fabrics, quilts. thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. i follow you on my google reader.

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  8. I subscribe to your blog in my reader.

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  9. And I subscribe to Ryan's blog in my reader!

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  10. i also follow i'm just a guy who quilts.

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  11. i'm a new follower of moda home mom.

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  12. I have to say my all time favorite designers is Amy Butler. I love her fabrics, modern yet vintage and always oh so colorful!

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  13. I am a follower of your blog, thanks for sharing your blogerversary with us!

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  14. I am also a follower of Ryan;s blog. Love all the inspiration that he gives!

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  15. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I follow Ryan's blog, and now he has connected me to yours. Denyse Schmidt is one of my favorite fabric designers, but it's too hard to pick favorites.

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  16. I think that Tula Pink and Lila Tueller are my favorites!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway and happy anniversary! It's hard to pick a favorite fabric designer, but right now I'm loving Tula Pink's Neptune line for Moda.

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  18. I follow you on Google Reader : )

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  19. I also follow Ryan on Google reader.

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  20. I'm working on a reproduction quilt at the moment, so my favorite is Jo Morton. In a more modern vein, I like the Tula Pink fabrics. Kathie L in Allentown

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  21. I am one of your followers on Google Reader. Kathie L in Allentown

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  22. I also follow "I'm just a guy who quilts." We have just one male in my quilt guild, and wish we could drum up more. Kathie L in Allentown

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  23. Right now I'm on an asian fabric kick, so I've been buying a lot of Kona bay Fabrics..

    But I LOVE TULA PINK! Love the colors and designs!

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  24. I just found your blog through "I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts" . . . thanks for the fun inspirations. I've added you to my follow list! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. I have a hard time choosing a favorite designer . . . too many fun things to inspire creativity.

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  26. Happy blogiversary Kaye!!! I'm just squeaking in here before departing for your fair (sweltering) city! I've enjoyed following along your blog and look forward to seeing what comes next. Congratulations.

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  27. My fav designer at the moment is Lizzy House.

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  28. Congrats on your Blogiversary! I really don't have a particular line/collection I like, usually just buy what catches my eye. Though lately it's been it's been Alexander Henry fabrics.

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  29. I'm a follower of Ryan-I'm Just a Guy Who QUilts

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  30. What fun! I am a huge Anna Maria Horner fan. I just love her fabrics. Lately, however, I have fallen in love with Tula Pink...and have been scouring the internet for pieces of her Neptune line! (I know, I'm a little late to the party on that one....)
    Chanda

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  31. My favorite fabric designer is Hoffman.

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  32. I am a follower of your blog and enjoy it.

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  33. My favorite designer is Camille Roskelley; love her Bliss line!

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  34. I am also a follower of Ryan's blog, I still like to know if his wife quilts. LOL

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  35. Congrats on your two year blogiversary! May favorite designer is BasicGrey.

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  36. I just signed up to follow Angela's blog. What's nice about give away is that you get to meet new blogs.

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  37. Happy birthday to your blog :)
    It is hard to decide on a favorite designer because there are so many great ones out there. If I had to decide on someone I would pick Anna Maria Horner.

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  38. Oh, and I follow you (via my google reader)

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  39. I follow you via Google Reader.

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  40. Congrats on your two year blogiversary! I think right now I like Tula Pink.

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  41. I have been following Ryan's blog.

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  42. Today I'm loving Pretty bird by Pillow & Maxfield

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  43. Tula Pink Plume is soo heavenly!

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  44. I follow Ryan's blog. Fav designers are Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler, and Rosemarie Lavin.

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  45. I follow Ryan too--he's too cool not to!

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  46. Following u on Google Reader.

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  47. It's hard to tell who is my favourite designer or pick just one collection... Now I work with Mezzanine by Patty Young, a bit old collection, but really lovely. Great giveaway! So many chances to win!

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  48. I follow Ryan's blog that's how I discovered your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Darlis

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  49. I follow Angela. Thank you for the opportunity to find such amazing blog!

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  50. Oh, wow! My favourite designer is Sandi Henderson; Farmer's Market is my all-time favourite range, and I just love the Henna Garden prints included in both Farmer's Market and her two Meadowsweet ranges.

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  51. I love hushabye but I'm also looking forward to getting some Fandango!

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  52. Just signed up to follow angela

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  53. I'm a Patty Young fan. I don't know what it is that draws me to her fabrics, but I'll dodge across the store, drawn to a fabric I just HAVE to have, and lo and behold, it's Patty almost every time!

    bmcelroy@tampabay.rr.com

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  54. I love Michelle Engel Bencsko and her work for Cloud 9 organics. I'm also crazy about the Tula Pink fabrics. And I'm a solid addict.

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  55. Hello,
    I am Doris from Germany.
    I follow Ryan for a while, too. and I like Lynette Andersen Disigns a lot!
    Happy Quilting
    :o) Doris
    (had a little problem to get this comment in )

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  56. im a huge fan of Denyse Schmidt

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  57. I love Liberty of London right now, but each day could be someone different - I guess I'm fickle like that!

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  58. I follow Ryan through bloglines.

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  59. Tula Pink is my favorite with Neptune and Full Moon Forest. Of course Heather Ross and Denyse Schmidt are up there too. Top three favorites :)

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  60. Entry #1
    My favorite designer is Sandy Gervais and at the moment my favorite collection is Frolic.

    What a fun giveaway! Happy blog-iversary and thanks to the prize sponsors. How awesome! Crossing my fingers!

    xo -E

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  61. It is so hard to pick favorites these days with so many fabulous fabrics out there. I suppose my favorite is always the one I have received most recently, and that one is Spa by Rosemarie Lavin.

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  62. I am now following Moda Home Mom, and I forgot to mention that I follow you on google reader.

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  63. AND I'm following Angela now too! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  64. I follow Ryan's blog... that is where I found yours today. Congrats on your blogiversary!

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  65. I am now a follower of your blog, through Bloglines.

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  66. Entry #3
    I'm a follower of Ryan's. He's pretty awesome and that jelly roll he donated is sweet!

    Congrats on your blog-iversary. Thank you so much for a fun chance to win!

    xo -E

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  67. Entry #2
    I'm now your follower.

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks so much to you and your prize sponsors!

    xo -E

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  68. I follow you on google reader.

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  69. My favourite designers at the moment are Amy Butler and Kaffe, I also love Kate Spain

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  70. I also follow Ryan on google reader.

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  71. I have several favorite designers. I LOVE Kate Spain and Tula Pink.

    I never was able to get any of the NEST line so I would just about give my right foot to win this JR!!

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  72. I now follow Angela,thankyou for give away and congrats on anniversary.

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  73. I love Amy Butler fabrics, but also I have to say that I love just about any moda fabric too. :o)

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  74. I am a follower of Moda Home Mom.

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  75. Hmmm, it's so hard to pick a favorite. I think my favorite of the moment is Joel Dewberry.

    Happy 2 year anniversary!

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  76. I think Patty Young is my favorite. I especially love Flora & Fauna & Andalucia amd I love her patterns, too!
    Congrats on your blogiverary!

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  77. I already follow Angela...that is how I found your wonderful blog!

    Happy Blogaversary!

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  78. I also follow Ryan-such a nice prize he is giving for you

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  79. My favorite designer/fabric collection is Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner, but I also really like Tula Pink an awful lot, too.

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  80. I follow Angela's blog too!

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  81. Hi Kaye. Happy Blogiversary to you! I heart your blog. My favorite designer right now is Tula Pink.

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  82. I just became a follower by hitting the "follow" button and adding your blog to my google reader. I've been here before, and I figure it's a good one to follow.

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  83. cool! LOVE that jelly roll (want to see each strip - wowsa, that might be my new favorite line right there!) in general, my fave designer is anna maria horner -- just can't get enough of those bright bold colors!

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  84. I am a follower of Ryan's blog, which is how I arrived her today.

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  85. I now follow Angela, too! Amazing.

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  86. i also follow you with my google reader!

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  87. I follow your blog in my reader

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  88. Currently my favorite fabric designer is Sandi Henderson. I can't wait to get some of that Meadowsweet 2.

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  89. I have so many favorites right now for fabric design, but I think the one that's at the top of my list is Sandi Henderson. I just adore the Farmer's Market line. Such great colors.

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  90. I also follow Ryan's blog. His work is just wonderful to look at. I keep hoping my husband will become interested too.

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  91. ...and now i follow ryan, too! thanks!

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  92. I have just subscribed to Angela's blog. She has some great stuff on her blog that I'll want to keep seeing more of. I LOVE the sock monkey shirt. Just adorable. And the recipes she's got look very yummy too.

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  93. BTW, I am now following your blog!

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  94. Congratulations on 2 years! That's awesome (especially since I JUST started)! Awesome blog! Love it!

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  95. It's too hard to pick just one favorite, but I guess it would be April Cornell, and her line Sunshine. I initially didn't look at it, but I bought the line for a quilt for my mom, and really fell in love with it!l

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  96. I'm following you via GOogle reader

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  97. my favorite fabrc designer is pat bravo from art gallery fabrics. LOVE HER .Her fabric is so beautiful

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  98. My favorite designer is Laurie Wisbrun.
    Her donkey is wellie boots is sooo cute!!

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  99. I am really loving Momo's designs.

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  100. I ADORE Riley Blake...their fabric always just makes me smile!
    I did a little designing using some of their fabric, and I couldn't be happier with it :)
    Thanks for the give-aways :)

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  101. I think my current favorite collections are Fandango by Kate Spain or Nest by Valori Wells.

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  102. I'm a follower of Angela (It's how I found you!}

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  103. I just started following your blog and I can tell that I have some exploring to do!

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  104. I am a follower of Ryans! :)

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  105. I am a follower of yours :)

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  106. Lovely giveaway!

    My favorite designer at the moment is Erin McMorris! :)

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  107. Ryan's blog looks so fun that I just had to start following it!

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  108. I have also been following Ryan for a while now

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  109. I have so many favourite desingers I can't just single one out... but seeing that lovely nest jellyroll, I will name Tula Pink!

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  110. I would be absolutely thrilled to win this giveaway and I would have to say Moda and Amy Butler are two of my favorite designers. I love Moda's new Punctuation line that won't be released until August!!

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  111. I am a follower of Ryan via google reader

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  112. This is so exciting! Denyse Schmidt is probably my favorite designer right now. I'm looking forward to the rest of your giveaways!

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  113. I follow your blog, of course.

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  114. completely in love with Erin McMorris fabrics and Lizzy House...love them both so much.
    happy blogiversary!

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  115. Anything by Tula Pink is my fav (though Nest and Neptune are at the top of my list!) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  116. Kaye,
    I do follow your blog. Thanks for another entry.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  117. HI Kaye,
    Congratulations on your blog- anniversary may you continue to enjoy writing and blogging with other quilters. I love all the connections I have made with people around the globe.
    My current favorite fabric designer is Kaffe Fassett- I love all the bright florals and have his newest book as well.
    Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway. Regards.
    Anna

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  118. Kaye,
    I also follow Ryan's blog and enjoy it thoroughly. What a lovely jelly roll he is offering as a giveaway gift.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  119. I like Mary Englebriet (sp?) but tomorrow I will love some one different as I just love fabric.

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  120. I guess right now, I'd have to choose Kate Spain, although I love almost all of the Moda designers!

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  121. Congratulations!!
    My favorite designs are Mary Engelbreit fabrics.
    Thanks,
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  122. I am following your blog, Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  123. I am following Ryan's blog, thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  124. My favorite fabric designer (at the moment, anyway) is Amy Butler.

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  125. I am following Angela's blog, thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  126. I love your blog! I would say my fav fabric collection is anything by amy butler! :) thanks!

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  127. I follow your blog on google reader!!

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  128. My current favourite fabric collection is Far Far Away 2 by Heather Ross. It' so precious that I'm scared to cut into it... what if I don't love the quilt as much as I love the fabric? I'm also scared because I have never spent so much money on one fabric order before!

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  129. I also follow angela's blog! :) love it also!!!!!

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  130. I follow you blog using Google Reader.

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  131. I also follow you now :-)

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  132. I follow Angela's blog using Google Reader.

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  133. I'm a follower of ryan!

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  134. I follow Ryan's blog using Google Reader.

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  135. Great giveaway! Please count me in! I like the Tula Pink fabrics!

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  136. I am a follower of Ryan's blog!

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