Friday, August 16, 2013

Petal Pop - A Quick Quilts Quilt

I have been so excited to share this finish for months!!  I tell you, secret quilting is hard.  But, today is the day I can share.  Yippee!!!  And so, without further ado this is Petal Pop!!!


Oh, I just love the way this turned out.  I love that the design really lends itself to a vintage feel.  The design was inspired by a tatting that I saw once and fell in love with.  And this quilt is a monster.  Coming in at 106" x 106"  it will be perfect for my king size bed :)  Can't wait for it to make it's way home and have some options for what decorates my bed :)

The pattern for this quilt can be found in this month's edition of McCall's Quick Quilts.  And yes, it really is a quick quilt, even though it is such a large one.  This quilt is made entirely of jelly rolls and big blocks, so yup, it really is quick :)


I used Mimi by Chez Moi for Moda Fabrics. I really think the soft tones and beautiful prints really added to the vintage feel that I was going for.   Thank you again Moda for providing these beautiful Jelly Rolls for me.  And because Moda provided earlier prints for me, you can actually still find Mimi in the stores.  Yippee!!!


The quilting was done by an amazing gal here in Cedar City.  Her name is Linda Walters.   She quilted free motion feathers in the background and then curves on the petals with a flower in the center of each pieced flower.  She added so much beauty and texture to the quilt with her amazing quilting.  Thanks again Linda!!!


So that's Petal Pop.  Ahh, I am just so excited!!  Each time I am published it is like the first.  I have a little perma grin all day :)  I just can't help but smiling.  And I am off to JoAnn's this morning where I will find the magazine in the shelf and do a little happy dance most likely.  I tell you, it is hard not to run up to the cashier and be all "look, I made this".  But I have restrained myself from going that far :)  

But why am I going to JoAnn's???  Well, It's my birthday today and I am off to buy myself a new cutting mat.  Mine has gorges on several of the cutting line from all the use it has taken.  And, since it is my birthday, (like how I just tried to slide that in there)  I want to do a little celebrating.  So, leave me a comment on what is your favorite type of dessert to have on your birthday (mine is cheesecake) and I will draw 3 winners next Tuesday to send 4 patterns of their choice to :)  Yippee!!!



Have a Happy Quilting Weekend.

I am linking up to Amanda's and Sarah's :)
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204 comments:

  1. Happy, happy birthday Melissa. I love your Petal Pop design! Congrats on your pattern, how fun. Enjoy shopping today. I love strawberry angel food cake for my Summer birthday :)

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  2. Happy Birthday, Melissa! Petal Pop looks fun and easy! I also love your Boxed In and Out SUU Quilt! My favorite birthday treat is Black Tie Mousse Cake at Olive Garden - so yummy!

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  3. Happy fabulous birthday! Petal Pop really does have a great vintage look! For my birthday, I love cannoli!

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  4. Happy Birthday!
    What a great pattern...can't believe it's a quickie.
    I've got a real sweet tooth, so it's hard to choose just one.
    Ill say coconut cake.
    With a big glass of milk.

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  5. Happy birthday and congrats on the published quilt! It is beautiful. My favorite dessert would have to be peach crisp with ice cream on top.

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  6. My sister makes a trifle called Death by chocolate. Its my favorite. Happy birthday to you!

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  7. I know it's weird but I love store bought cake :)

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  8. Happy Birthday Melissa! Hope your day is exceptionally happy! Petal Pop is gorgeous and the quilting is like strawberries on your cheesecake! I love American Beauty Cake (red cake) for my birthday. ~Jeanne

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  9. Happy, happy birthday, Melissa! What a way to celebrate.....your new pattern being published and a new cutting mat---both great things! I love the pattern! I'll have to go get one of those magazines next time I am out. My favorite dessert is chocolate torte---it is so rich and yummy! Or key lime pie---love that one too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Happy birthday, hope you have a wonderful day. I love the new pattern, congrats, it's really stunning. My favourite birthday desert has to be my lemon cheesecake (set cheesecake, not cooked) with a lemon curd topping. Yum yum.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day! Flourless chocolate cake for me....

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  13. Happy birthday. Love your new pattern! I love chocolate mousse but if absolutely forced tonI will eat any dessert available.

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  14. Happy Birthday! Love your new pattern, congrats on another publish! My favorite dessert on my birthday or anytime is Mocha Bavarian Pie. It's a recipe I found in a Hershey's cookbook and it is delicious.

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  15. Happy birthday to you! Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colors, the quilting and the pattern. I'll bet you come home from Joann's with more than a new cutting mat. ;-> have a wonderful birthday! Toni Anne;->

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  16. Happy birthday! I like to celebrate with german chocolate cake and/or strawberry rubarb pie!

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  17. It's a wonderful quilt. I hope you have a Joann's coupon to redeem for your very own magazine. I enjoy cherry pie.

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  18. Oops! I forgot my favorite dessert is dark chocolate truffles, Lindt chocolate the black wrapper. Mmmmm! Happy birthday!

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  19. Happy BIrthday! Love the quilt pattern! Hmm favorite dessert - ice cream!

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  20. Happy Birthday! What a lovely person you are to have a giveaway on your birthday! I love cheesecake too, in fact on my 50th birthday I had a gorgeous tangy lemon cheesecake for my cake!

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  21. Happiest of birthdays! Hope you get more than a cutting mat!! My favorite dessert os butterscotch cream pie or banana pudding!!

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  22. Happy Birthday, Melissa! I love your newest pattern. You're right about it having a vintage feel. I hope you enjoy your birthday today. My favorite dessert for birthdays has to be scratch-made chocolate cake. :)

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  23. Happy Birthday, Melissa!
    What a gorgeous pattern! I love the soft tones and wow that size of quilt I haven't made one yet!

    Did you quilt this one? The quilting just looks awesome!

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  24. Happy birthday to you. I hope it is the best birthday ever and you get to celebrate it with your family. Just really love your new Petal Pop. Great name you have chosen. I love cheesecake also. Makes a great birthday dessert ever. I enjoy your blog every day. You are definitely one busy quilter and thank you for giving us all a chance to win 4 of your patterns.

    Sandi Timmons

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  25. Happy Birthday, Melissa! I hope you have a fantastic day! As my birthday is on Sunday, the 18th, I will be having DQ Ice cream cake which is a favorite of mine.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  26. Hope it's a great birthday and year! I vote for Dulce de Leche cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. A little bit of heaven on a plate!!

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  27. I think you should inform the lady at JoAnns. She might revel in meeting a celebrity. Why deny her this? My favorite birthday dessert is bread pudding.

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  28. Happy Birthday!! Since my teen years, my fav birthday dessert has been chocolate cake with white icing ... yum!! Hope you've got some fun things planned to celebrate :)

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  29. Happy Birthday!! Love the new pattern! I would have to say that my favorite would be chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Oh, with a big glass of cold milk!!

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  30. Love the Petal Pop; so beautiful! Happy Birthday! As much as I love cheesecake, death-by-chocolate is my absolute fave! I'm talking chocolate cake with chocolate chips mixed in and chocolate filling with chocolate frosting and maybe even some chocolate shavings (for decoration, of course).

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  31. I'm a simple gal - I like vanilla cake with vanilla icing! Congratulations on being published again, and happy birthday.

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  32. Happy Birthday! I love the new pattern and I'm sure you deserve a new mat with all the fabulous projects you've made. I adore cheesecake too! My son's birthday was yesterday and we had cheesecake with raspberry on top and it was so tasty!!

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  33. Happy birthday and congrats on getting published again! I love the quilt. It's beautiful. Oh and my favourite treat for my birthday is most definitely strawberry shortcake. Yummy! :-)

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  34. Happy Birthday, Melissa! I have one in 2 days, also, so I've been thinking about birthday treats, too! I don't have a favorite but I do love the combo of dark chocolate and raspberries!

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  35. Happy happy birthday!! I love that quilt - definitely going to pick this issue up! My favorite birthday treat is probably cheesecake too. Or yellow cake? Or maybe carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Or ice cream cake? Can I just say all of the above?!?

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  36. Many Happy Returns of the Day and what an awesome way to celebrate!

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  37. It's a good day for a birthday! My daughter and husband share today as their birthday as well!

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  38. Great quilt with kind of an edgy Dresden feel to it but no applique! I love those sweet lemon desserts that they have at P.F. Chaings - sweet and tart! Thank you for this opportunity for some of your great patterns.

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  39. Happy Birthday Melissa!
    I love cheesecake too!

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  40. Happy Birthday! August is a great month for birthdays, mine was the 8th. I like DQ ice cream cake, but any cake will do.

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  41. Since I just won the Slice machine, I don't wish to be included in this giveaway, but I wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is filled with love, joy, and laughter!! Also, when I received my Quick Quilts magazine in the mail, your quilt was one of my favorites. I thought, "Oh, I like that one! Hey, I "know" that gal!" :-)

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  42. Happy Birthday, Melissa! Have a wonderful celebration!
    I like cheesecake but ice cream is my 'go to' dessert for my birthday :-)
    The new quilt design is beautiful! Can't wait to check it out in the magazine!

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  43. Happy Birthday and a year full of happines!
    Anyone with chocolate.

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  44. Happy birthday! What a great way to celebrate with a new cutting mat. Love the quilt by the way.

    I don't really have a sweet tooth so I usually skip the dessert. But I do allow myself a margarita when celebrating!

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  45. what a gorgeous design! happy birthday and congratulations.

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  46. Beautiful quilt and quilting. Lava cake is my newest( my mom used to make them, too) favorite for birthdays---gooey and sweet and chocolatey all at once.

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  47. Happy birthday Melissa! As a catering company, one of our specialties is cheesecake. Too bad you don't live closer! While I love desserts in general, my all time favorite is strawberry shortcake. Mmmm yummy!

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  48. Happy birthday. If I was to have a dessert on my birthday i would love a lemon meringue pie. Being mom my birthday goes unnoticed. Hope you have a great day.

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  49. Happy birthday! My tastes are simple. Give me a pan of brownies and a glass of milk for my birthday treat. Sarah thriftstorecrafter at yahoo dot com

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  50. Happy, happy birthday! Your new quilt is wonderful! I love chocolate on my birthday; chocolate cheesecake, chocolate ganache, brownies, chocolate ice cream... Most anything will work.

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  51. Happy birthday and congratulations and you go tell everyone that's your quilt -- its gorgeous!!!
    Birthday food -- everything chocolate!!!

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  52. Happy Birthday to you! I am going to have to go with Cheesecake Factory's Red Velvet Cake/Cheesecake combo ... omg so good!

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  53. Happy Birthday, what a great quilt, birthday desert has to be raspberry Pavlova...

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  54. Happy Birthday, Melissa, love the quilt. And I love getting a new cutting mat!! My favorite dessert for my birthday is the lemon cello cake from Cheesecake Factory, YUM!!

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  55. Chocolate - any kind of chocolate! I especially like floor-less chocolate cake. Did I mention chocolate?

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  56. MY favorite birthday cake is cheesecake! I wish you a very happy day.

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  57. Hi Melissa! I got my copy in the mail yesterday and your quilt was definitly marked for a future (hopefully soon) project. I'm thinking my jelly rolls of Honeysweet that I have already. I really, really want that fabric collection for myself, and this King Size bed quilt will do just the trick! Birthday dessert? I always ask my mom to make me the Betty Crocker Marble cake mix. I'm low key. But always with Cookies N Cream ice cream by Blue Bell!

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  58. Happy, happy birthday to you! I have to say Caramel Apple Cheesecake would be a great way to celebrate. Ummmm, too bad I'm on weight watchers. Love the Petal Pop design and the quilting is gorgeous, too.

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  59. Happy Birthday! Have a great time at Joanne's! My favorite would have to be Blueberry Cheesecake or anything chocolate! Enjoy your very special day!

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  60. Congratulations and Happy Birthday Melissa !! Your Petal Pop is awesome -- perfect fabric choice too. (Not to mention the quilting -- yummy !).

    Hope you have a wonderful day !
    Karen

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  61. Happy Birthday Melissa to you and your twin sister!!! My favorite birthday desert is Coca Cola cake. My boss' wife makes it the best!!!

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  62. Happy Birthday!!! I've been trying to get myself to go buy a new rotating cutting mat for the same reason and your birthday is the perfect excuse. Enjoy!

    And congrats on the new patter publication. It's gorgeous1

    I'm thinking a homemade from scratch chocolate cake would be perfect.

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  63. I saw that quilt yesterday when I was reading my issue of Quick Quilts and got a smile on my face when I saw your name on it. Congrats on another beautiful published quilt.

    And happy bday too. Mine is tomorrow!! No wonder we get along :-)

    Oh yeah - dessert - we are going to get a double chocolate bundt cake for mine and will share it with the kiddos - yum!

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  64. Congratulations on your quilt being published. It is a beauty! I have a jelly roll of Wrenly that I think might be beautiful in this design. Have to see if the color is dense enough.

    And Happy Birthday, what an awesome present for yourself! At our house we go for white cake with strawberries and cream cheese icing. You're making me hungry.

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  65. Congratulations on your publication AND Birthday! We are a birthday 'pie' family. My fave is apple pie made with Granny Smiths.

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  66. Happy Birthday and Congrats on your publications!! My favorite birthday dessert is any type of fruit pie, with peach as my all time favorite.

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  67. Happy Birthday to you! Do you remember the Primary song, "Happy happy birthday, children dear. Happy days will come to you all year..." Well, that's my wish to you!

    I love your new pattern--now you've put another magazine on my list. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. WOW that is a beautiful quilt. I love the soft tones of Mimi too. I like blueberry pie for my birthday made with wild Maine blueberries. I have to freeze the fresh blueberries cuz my birthday is in March.

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  69. Happy birthday! Chocolate chip cookies all the way!!!

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  70. Hi! Happy Birthday!!! Love your blog and saw your quilt in my magazine from McCalls. I also love the fabric choice, I think Mimi is beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

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  71. Congratulations on the pattern and a Happy Birthday. I'm with you with the cheesecake (any kind)!

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  72. My favorite dessert is ice cream. Also congratulations on having your pretty quilt in McCalls magazine.

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  73. Awesome looking quilt Melissa! Again you have created another quilt I really love. I've already made a note to have my husband stop by the bookstore near his work to grab that issue for me once it is out for sale. OR is that already in the stores?

    I hope you have an awesome birthday. Have fun shopping.

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  74. I would love a Peach Cobbler. Apple if peaches aren't around. Beautiful Quilt!

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  75. Happy Birthday, Melissa. it will be difficult picking out only 4 of your gorgeous patterns.. Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your day

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  76. Happy birthday! Congratulations for being published in McCalls! That is so very exciting! Petal Pop is gorgeous and I love the vintage feel that it has! I like having Strawberry Shortcake for a lighter birthday dessert.

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  77. Happy Birthday!! Love the new design. Pineapple-upside-down cake is my fav. on my birthday!!

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  78. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!
    Love your new pattern!
    I am with you and the cheesecake. I usually only go and buy one slice or else I would eat the whole cake:) haha!!!

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  79. really great vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and maybe some whipped cream. Fabulous goodness.

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  80. Happy Belated Birthday!! I love anything sweet on my birthday and especially love it when I can treat myself to something new for my sewing room on my birthday!!

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  81. Happy Birthday to you:-) My favorite birthday dessert is a banana-cream-cake, yummy!
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  82. Congrats, Melissa!! This is a beautiful quilt.
    My favorite birthday dessert is Angel Food Cake with fresh strawberries. Yuuuum. Enjoy your cheesecake! :)

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  83. Happy birthday! I think I may just run to Joann's to celebrate your birthday also! LOL Beautiful quilt! I am going to need to get this magazine. Love your design.

    My favorite dessert is at Chili's--the 7 layer cookie with ice cream on top. (I can't remember the name) My husband and I usually split it. Yum!

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  84. Happy birthday! I have to agree with you that cheesecake is the best. Congratulations on your new pattern - it really is lovely.

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  85. Happy Birthday!! Gorgeous quilt! My favorite is carrot cake! Thanks and enjoy your B-day!!

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  86. Happy birthday to you. Getting published on your b-day has to be amazing. I like cake on my birthday, rich chocolate cake with lots of gooey frosting and caramel. Ooh, that sounds good NOW, forgetting waiting 10 more months for my 30th.

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  87. Happy Birthday! I love Petal Pop, congratulations! For my birthday--strawberry shortcake.

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  88. Happy Birthday Melissa! My children are so caked out that we now celebrate birthdays with pies, with black berry being my favorite. :)

    P.S. save that old mat for the bottom insert of any purses you plan to make.

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  89. Happy Happy Birthday! I have got to get that magazine ASAP, cute pattern and yeah for a KING SIZED bed!!!
    I LOVE to have something chocolate-y for my birthday treat - some gooey decadent cake is my first choice.

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  90. I love anything I don't have to bake myself. LOL! Usually, my darling Hubby gets me a DQ cake.

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  91. Happy Birthday, Melissa! MY favorite birthday cake is a german cake called "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte"... with a lot of chocolate and cherries.

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  92. Wow, I'd never have imagined the quilt was so big with so few flowers on it!

    Happy birthday, my favourite thing would be cheesecake chocolate chip cookie dough. Not entirely conventional ;o)

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  93. Happy Birthday - what a beautiful quilt. My favorite wpuld be carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

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  94. Congrats on getting your quilt in the magazine. It is very pretty. Happy birthday also. Birthdays are fun and a good excuse to go shopping. I also like cheesecakes but I also like peanut butter cookies. Thank you for sharing.

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  95. That is such a cute quilt! So different from what is out there right now.

    Happy birthday to you! On my birthday, I usually like chocolate ice cream with white cake with cherry filling and buttercream frosting. Sometimes I go with my mom's Cheater Cherry Cheesecake though, just to change things up.

    Enjoy your new mat!

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  96. My favourite dessert is bake lime cheesecake or pavlova. Happy birthday Melissa. May you have the most wonderful day! I really love your petal pop design. You are brimming with originality and talent.

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  97. Happy Birthday!! And that quilt is fantastic! I love to have pavlova on my birthday :) :)

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  98. Have a great birthday! I like to have red velvet cake for my birthday in April.
    I love your new pattern!

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  99. Happy birthday!!!

    For my birthday, I actually cycle through a few. When I miss my mom, I want angel food cake w/ strawberries and whipped cream (though I do have it in April every year in honor of her). Sometimes, I want chocolate, so I'll have a Texas sheet cake. My favorite cake ever is white cake with strawberry filling. But sometimes I like cheesecake. Growing up, I'd always request a chocolate ice cream cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream. The year I was pregnant and had gestational diabetes, I made an "ice cream cake" with low sugar ice cream sandwiches and cool whip.

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  100. Many blessings to you on your birthday. My favorite birthday treat is a warm gooey chocolate, walnut pie with ice cream. Love your new pattern & will definitely have to make it with one of my jelly rolls I've been hoarding.

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  101. Happy happy birthday! Congrats on being published - what a fabulous birthday gift! I love German chocolate cake on my birthday, mmmmmmm

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  102. Happy birthday!

    I love a hot fudge sundae on top of a warm brownie. Don't forget the whipped cream and cherry!

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  103. Happy Birthday Melissa! I'm a chessecake lover too! Congratulations on being published and I adore your quilt! That fabric is perfect and the vintage vibe is so beautiful x

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  104. Happy day! Happy birthday and congrats! I will have to stop and buy that one!
    My favorite is German Chocolate Cake, followed by cheesecake, and brownie mint pie (it's a Taste of Home recipe, with a brownie base, and cream cheese/cool whip/mint layer on top!)

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  105. Happy Birthday Melissa! I love Carrot Cake and Creme Brûlée equally. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  106. Happy Birthday! I like tiramisu, pie and cheesecake :)

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  107. Happy Birthday! And congrats on your quilt publish. I like blueberry or raspberry cheesecake on my B-day and if they aren't available, blueberry pie.

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  108. Happy Birthday and I love your quilt! Going to get the magazine this weekend. When I was a kid, I loved cherry pie for my birthday "cake." (marilynrobin@gmail.com)

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  109. Beautiful quilt... love the retro look. Always have Black Magic Cake for my birthday...
    Happy Birthday
    thanks for the giveaway

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  110. Congrats on your publication of your beautiful quilt and a very Happy Bithday to you also and many more!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  111. Happy Birthday!!
    My favorite birthday treat is Spice Cake with Penuche Icing and a scoop of butter pecan ice cream. Yum!! My birthday is just 10 days from now so I am waiting patiently for my favorite cake.

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  112. Wow! The quilt is awesome. Happy Birthday! I hope you had an amazing day.

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  113. Happy Birthday!! How nice of you to allow us to send you wishes for your special day. (I know too many women who just sweep it under the carpet...) I'm a cheesecake fan myself. I celebrated MY birthday just a few days ago on the 12th and had blueberry cheesecake! :)

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  114. Happy birthday, Melissa. Have a wonderful day, and enjoy checking out the magazine while on your shopping trip. I need a new mat also, but it isnt my birthday so guess it will have to wait. (lol) My favourite cake for my birthday is any type that I dont have to cook myself. This year my Grandies brought over a sponge cake decorated as a cute hedgehog. And I do love a gooey, rich chocolate cake.
    Have a great day.

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  115. Happy Happy Birthday! How exciting to br published - it's a beautiful quilt! We have a birthday cake tradition in our family - homage chocolate cake with special white icing

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  116. Happy Birthday, Melissa! I love Petal Pop! It is beautiful. I try not to eat desserts any more :< but my favorite is chocolate swirl cheesecake. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  117. Happy Birthday, Melissa. Your Petal Pop is very pretty.
    My favourite dessert is fresh mixed berries with cream. Unfortunatly theya re not in season for my birthday, but they are for Christmas (it is summertime in New Zealand then) and 2 of my children's birthdays.

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  118. *Applause* on being published! Cheesecake, definitely, usually with fruit on top. And on everyone else's birthday too, if I'm the one who buys the cake :-)

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  119. Happy birthday! And big congratulations on being published! Am going to have to look for this magazine next time I am out.

    I love Boston cream pie for my birthday. Not easy to find around here, but hubby found a recipe last year and made it for me as a surprise. If I can't have that, I love cherry chip cake (box mix) and vanilla icing.
    Sandy A

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  120. Happy Birthday Melissa, hope it is a fun day for you. My birthday is this coming Thursday and I am excited to have a lunch date. I would love Cheesecake with tart cherries on top. YUM! xx debbie

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  121. Gosto de tortas de chocolate.Feliz aniversário,Deus te abençoe.

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  122. Happy, Happy Birthday! I'll go for anything chocolate- cake, cheesecake, brownies, ice cream cake- you get the idea.

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  123. Happy Birthday!!!! I think I would mention to the cashier that my quilt was in the magazine!!! So fun!!! I love Petal Pop!!!!

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  124. my birthday is soon (the 19th) too and I'm getting quilting stuff for my birthday too! My favorite birthday dessert is brownies, vanilla ice cream and hot caramel!

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  125. My favorite dessert for my birthday would also be cheesecake. Birthday cakes are a little too sweet for me.

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  126. Happy Birthday, Melissa! Petal Pop is a beautiful quilt and I love that you can use jellyrolls to make it! Cutting fabric for a new quilt can be tedious and I get impatient to start sewing ;) Since my birthday is in June I've always loved Strawberry Shortcake!

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  127. Happy Birthday! Petal Pop looks like the perfect pattern for some fabric I recently purchased.

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  128. Happy birthday Melissa! This quilt rocks! Love love the vintage feel! xx

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  129. Happy birthday and congrats on your pattern publication! It's such a pretty one!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  130. A very happy birthday and congratulations on the new pattern. It's lovely! Enjoy your cake!

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  131. Happy Birthday and congrats on being published again. My favorite for my birthday is Angel Food cake.

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  132. Happy Birthday!! :) My birthday is next week and I too have some celebratory shopping planned. My favourite dessert of all time (birthday or any holiday really) is lemon meringue pie. Love it!!

    Congratulations on your quilt. Just gorgeous!

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  133. Happy Birthday! Love your new pattern, will have to buy me a copy,of the magazine :)

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  134. Happy Birthday! I like icecream but not icecream cake!

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  135. My favorite birthday dessert is chocolate chess pie. Yum! Hope you had a great birthday. :)

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  136. Happy, happy birthday!! I'll bet you're all of 29!! :-) I love your wonderful quilt on the cover: Now I'm going to have to find that issue!! My favorite cake would be the Safeway brownie with their wonderful fudge frosting: that's what I asked for for my last b-day and it was special made for me (since they had quit making those brownies about a year ago and I was CRAVING it!!) Hope today was a wonderful day!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  137. Happy birthday!! I love German Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream! Yum! Love your quilt!

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  138. Happy, Happy Birthday! I'd be jumping for Joy also if I got a pattern in a Magazine. Congrats! German Chocolate cake is my favorite to have if it's homemade. Chocolate Store bought at Costco with the mousse filling if I have to buy my own. I'm old and if I want it I usually have to buy it! Thanks for another cute pattern.

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  139. My favourite birthday dessert is carrot cake, but my sons are not fond of it. I can make cheesecake anytime because they all like that.

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  140. Happy Birthday, Melissa! It just so happens that my birthday is the day after yours... so I may get to enjoy some cake too (if I bake it ;o). A favourite recipe for me is my friend Heather's yummy chocolate zucchini cake.

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  141. Wow congratulations on being published (again) and a very happy birthday to you. I am struggling on the whole pudding thing right now as I have a children who has to be dairy free and a husband who can't eat gluten! But my choice would be hot chocolate brownie with icecream!

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  142. My birthday is in August also and I just had the most delicious Red Devil Cheescake to celebrate it. I work at Joann's Fabric so when I go in today and I am heading for the magazine rack. I must make this quilt, it reminds me of a dresden plate without all the work!

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  143. My birthday is in December two days after Christmas. I was cheated but as an adult I remember to take care of myself. I love raspberry cheesecake and traditional chocolate cake.

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  144. Happy birthday, Melissa, and congratulations on the publication! This looks like another great design from you. My favorite birthday dessert is any kind of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Thanks so much for the chance to win patterns.

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  145. Happy Birthday Melissa! Hope you had a wonderful day and congrats on Petal Pop. Linda did a beautiful job of quilting too. Great quilt!
    Lemon Meringue Pie is my annual treat

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  146. Happy Birthday...Kudos too you what a beautiful quilt and quilting. My typical birthday treat is pumpkin pie because my birthday is in September.
    Best Wishes for a fantastic weekend.

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  147. My favorite type of dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I love your quilt design, I am going out to get that magazine today. Happy Birthday!

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  148. Happy Birthday Melissa!!
    My favorite birthday dessert is chocolate cake... well, actually anything that has chocolate inside is my favorite dessert!! ;)
    Enjoy a wonderful day of celebrations!!

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  149. Happy Belated Birthday,,,hope you are enjoying your new cutting mat!! My favorite birthday dessert is still an old-fashioned Angel Food Cake...love it anytime!!

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  150. Happy Birthday! My favorite is chocolate, anything chocolate--but tiramisu is a fav.

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  151. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day. I really have no favorite birthday dessert and like to be surprised. One of my favorite was a poppy seed cake made by our local bakery.

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  152. Happy Birthday! My favorite is tiramisu with strawberries.

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  153. Happy Birthday Melissa! We all deserve a little treat on our birthday, a new cutting mat is practical and fun. I think my favorite birthday dessert is chocolate cupcakes with fresh strawberries. I hope you enjoy your day :)

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  154. Happy Birthday. Even though a cutting mat seems to be a little too practical to rate as a present, I can understand completely how nice it will be using a fresh cutting surface. Enjoy your day. I think I would like a German chocolate cake for my dessert.

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  155. Happy Birthday Melissa! Your Petal Pop pattern is gorgeous! Love that it uses jelly rolls.
    My favorite on my birthday is sour cream raisin pie although I rarely have it.

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  156. Cheesecake for me too! Happy birthday Melissa!

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  157. Happy Birthday Melissa! Your pattern is so pretty. Hope you got a few other fun things while at JoAnns. My favorite birthday cake is coconut cake with lemon curd filling and coconut buttercream frosting! Or perhaps it is a brownie sundae.

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  158. Happy Birthday! My birthday is in 2 weeks so I've been debating on the cake question. My favorites are cheesecake and a Kentucky Butter Rum cake, so we'll see which one my husband feels like making this year. :) I hope you enjoy your day!

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  159. Happy Birthday! My favorite is any kind of cheesecake. :)

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  160. Happy Birthday! Key lime cheesecake is by far the winner for dessert.

    Beautiful pattern. I will have to look for it at JoAnn's later this week.

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  161. No magazine in the store here this morning. :(

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  162. my neighbor makes the best chocolate cake so I always beg her for that. :)

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  163. Happy Birthday! !!!! (If you are like me, you celebrate all week, or at least all weekend, so it is not belated yet!!!!! Lol) My favorite cake is chocolate cake with butter cream icing, lots of it!!!!!!

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  164. Gorgeous, just gorgeous. If you're taking notes, pretty much anything chocolate. And you make incredible cheesecakes!

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  165. My favourite birthday dessert is fudge brownies, with walnuts and chocolate frosting! Beautiful quilt, I will have to get that magazine. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  166. My favorite dessert is definitely cake. Good old chocolate cake with white icing, plain and simple. Happy Birhtday!

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  167. Happy Birthday and what a gorgeous quilt! I love the vintage look of it!! I love Angel food cake with fresh raspberries and whipped cream. Mmmmm . . . hope you had a wonderful birthday celebrating 'you'!

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  168. Hope your birthday was fabulous! Chocolate cake with chocolate icing is my fave....anything chocolate will do! Well off I went to Joann's this morning to get the PetL Pop pattern in McCall Quick Quilt mag...And they didn't have it yet! BooHoo!

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  169. Happy birthday Melissa! I love double chocolate cake. I hope you get a special birthday treat too!

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  170. Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday dessert is cheesecake. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  171. Happy Birthday Melissa! My favorite dessert is 2 scoops of Baskin Robins Black Walnut icecream with waffle cone on the side. Thanks for a chance.

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  172. Happy Birthday and congrats for being published. Your quilt is adorable, I would love to make that one. Cheesecake is my all-time favorite dessert with cocoanut custard pie a close second. Thanks for a chance to win the gorgeous fabrics!

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  173. Happy birthday! My favourite ..... Anything that someone else prepares for me haha!!

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  174. Happy birthday (thanks for giving us a present)! My favorite ever cake is chocolate banana with buttercream frosting. Carrot cake is a close second.
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  175. Congrats! VickiT sent me your link (I thought I follow your blog- now I have to check) but we're both in the magazine! I didn't connect the dots that it was YOU!
    :)

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  176. Happy Birthday! Every year for my birthday I bake myself a cheesecake. Until my son got old enough to figure out that cheese cake was really good I usually got to eat most of it myself. Thanks for the great give away and enjoy your birthday!

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  177. Happy belated Birthday Wishes, Melissa! On my birthday, my daughter makes a cake that looks like my Maltese puppy! It has white frosting and little black eyes and a nose, and is just so cute. Your new quilt, Petal Pop, is lovely. Thanks for sharing you beautiful work. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  178. Happy, happy birthday!!! I just love your blog. You are the only one I follow consistently. :) My favorite dessert on my birthday is strawberry shortcake! Congrats on your publication. I aspire to follow in your footsteps some day.

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  179. Always enjoy seeing what you are currently working on as well as what you have published (how exciting). Hope your birthday was lovely. For my birthday, I like anything chocolate. My favorite dessert is called by many names: "Four Layer Pie", "Better than Robert Redford cake", and others. It is essentially a pudding cake-flour and butter crust, whipped topping and cream cheese layer, chocolate pudding layer, whipped topping layer, with chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips on top. I think I could eat half a pan at one sitting if I let myself!

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  180. Love you newest quilt. It's great how you get so much accomplished each day. Happy birthday to you. I love cheesecake too but with a November birthday, Nothing is quite so delicious as warm apple pie and ice cream.

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  181. I love all your patterns and I always follow along with your QAL's...you're a rockstar! I would so love to win these patterns so that I could make more of your fantastic quilts! I love anything that is caramel, chocolate, cream cheese, whipped cream, pudding, gooey.....bring it on!

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  182. Happy birthday Melissa, hope you had a wonderful day!! My favorite for my birthday cake is chocolate of course!

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  184. That's such a difficult question. I guess anything with no nuts/pb. I am extremely fond of tiramisu although any home made cake (and my kids are now old enough to make one....hint, hint....) is good! I love Cheesecake too. Wish I could have one slice of everything......mmm, there's an idea. When I was in college I worked in a french restaurant; we had a "sweet trolley" with about a dozen really decadent desserts. At least once an evening we had a customer ask for "a little bit of everything...." Ah, desserts. Happy Birthday and I hope you have a little something of your favourite too!

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  185. Happy birthday! My favorite dessert would be a chocolate lava cake. Yum!

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  186. Happy birthday, Melissa. My favorite dessert is anything chocolate.

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  187. Cheesecake with strawberries or cherries!!!

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  188. Happy birthday !! I go for cookies and cream ice cream cake.

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  189. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.
    My favourite dessert would be mocha cake. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a really good mocha cake? Very hard, but I keep trying...

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  190. Happy Birthday!! I love spice cake with caramel frosting :)

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  191. I love Petal Pop! Happy birthday (belated) . I would always request pecan pie! Hugs

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  192. Wishing you a happy belated birthday! I always choose chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Fudgy and very rich!

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  193. Brownie sundaes. That way I get two of my favorite desserts, brownies and ice cream!

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  194. Happy belated birthday, Melissa! I love carrot cake or frozen turtle pie. Yum! I hope you had a wonderful day!

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  195. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Cheesecake is by far my favorite as well. I would take it over any cake any day. This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  196. Happy birthday, Melissa! What a wonderful pattern you have created - I love it! And the quilting is perfect! My favorite birthday dessert is a deep chocolate cake with a whipped cream and cream cheese icing. Yum!!

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  197. Beautiful quilt Melissa! And congrats on being published again, I'm sure it is so exciting! Also, happy birthday...you share your birthday with my hubby and we both LOVE cheesecake on our birthdays as well.
    Amanda

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  198. Ice cream! I'm not a big cake person.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa