Friday, May 30, 2014

ABC Quilt Top and a Giveaway!!

So, if you remember clear back in the beginning of March, I had a plan for this little pile of super happy Hubba Hubba Fat Eighth's and my Spell it with Fabric book  (which you can find here if you are interested :)


And I started with 2 little letters.  A and B and I got super excited :)


I had so much fun with these letters because I wasn't trying to get them done asap.  They were my reward for finishing other deadline projects.   I would work on three-ish letters at a time just watching it come together.


Then, I got about half way through the alphabet and started getting antsy and wanted to see it come together.  So I spent an entire afternoon cutting out the rest of the letters.  What a time saver.  I really think in a lot of the the letters cases (sans X and K, those two were a pain) the letters often took more time to cut than to piece :)


And a few days later, I had the alphabet :)  So fun!!!!  At this point, I spoke to the wonderful gals at my daughter's preschool as the quilt was intended for them to hand on the wall at the school.  I found however that my original plan was to large as they only had small bulletin board spaces.


So, I revamped my idea and sewed the blocks into simple rows and added 4 fun corner blocks.  Simple, fast, fun, and 60"  x 60", the perfect size for the school.   I can't tell you how excited I am to see this quilt top finished!!!   I am hoping to get it all quilted over the weekend but we will see how it goes.  I sort of tweaked my back clearing some logs while making an ATV trail last weekend and standing and leaning over the long arm for long periods of times might be a little sore :)


Oh, and if you loved the Original Plan and are sad to not see it finished, never fear :)  I spoke to the wonderful gals at the Moda Bake Shop and guess what will be coming your way in tutorial form sometime in late August??   Oh yes, ABC . . . Read With Me using the new LOL line Me and My Sister Designs shared at Market.   Oh, those purples, love it!!!  


Now, Just because I have had so many fantastic people commenting how much they loved these happy bright letters on Instagram, I decided to share some of the Hubba Hubba fabric love :)  And thank you to Aubrey from Southern Fabric for sponsoring this giveaway!!!

Up for grabs is a fantastic Layer Cake of Hubba Hubba.  Seriously, I just love how bright and happy these prints are!!  You can't help but smile when you are sewing with them ;)  


You have two chances to win, please leave a separate comment for each.  

1 - Leave a comment here of your favorite color :)  Ya, you know I love purple :)  


2 - And for a second entry, since Southern Fabric has been kind enough to sponsor this giveaway, how about we show them some love.   Sign up for the Southern Fabric Newsletter  (on the top right) and then come back and leave a comment here that you did so, or already do :)  

And that's it :) The giveaway will close on Wednesday, June 4th at Midnight and I will announce a winner Thursday morning.    Good Luck to everyone ;)

 Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up this quilt top finish with Amanda's, Sarah's, and Fort Worth Fabric Studio :)






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626 comments:

  1. Love how your letters turned out. I just finished my Z yesterday. These letters were so addicting to do.

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  2. I love purple too! Didnt know that until recently, when I started decorating a guest bedroom and the bed spread I made I wanted to have purple in it and so it began! Purple and teal look great togther
    Thanks for the giveaway and wow...that fabric alphabet is right down my alley..although I have done similar and used applique..a quilted letter would be a great way to go!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com
    www.fabricandmemories dot blogspot dot com

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  3. I have been following SF for some time now. I love seeing the new fabrics come in! So many choices!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

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  4. So much fun! I love purple too! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  5. I receive the Southern Fabric newsletter. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  6. What a great quilt idea-such a fun way to use those scraps of colored fabric. I don't mean to sound like a copycat, but my favorite color is purple too!

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  7. I just signed up for the newsletter. Great giveaway too!

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  8. I'm in love with the bright greens in this line. What a perfect design for this collection!

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  9. Your letter look great! My favorite color is purple too!

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  10. I love your letter quilt. I love yellow.

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  11. I love red. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely prints!

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  12. My favorite color is purple, but only by a smidge. I love all the colors!

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  13. My Favorite color is Blue. Thanks for the chance to win

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  14. signed up for Southern Fabric Newsletter

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  15. I love the lime greens w/purple.

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  16. I signed up for the Southern Fabric Newsletter. Thanks for the tip.

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  17. Purple & teal are always my favorite, lovely alphabet & great giveaway! Thanks!

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  18. Subscribed for the newsletter as well.

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  19. I like purples as well... and blues... thanks for the chance!

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  20. and I subscribed to the newsletter, thanks again!

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  21. Oh my gosh what a fun quilt. My favorite color is green. That is such a fun fabric line, my fingers are crossed.

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  22. I really like both purple and aqua. Which one I like better depends on the mood I'm in!!!

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  23. Love the blues and the purples, such happy colors.Thaks so much for the chance to win!

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  24. I'm a big fan of purple both in quilting & real life (love purple clothes & scarves!) & am so happy to see more purple fabrics on the market. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  25. I'm subscribed to the Southern Fabrics newsletter, thanks!

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  26. my favorite color is pink, pink, pink!

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  27. i already follow southern fabric in every way possible!

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  28. My current favorite is red. I like lots of color, though.
    Raylynn(at)homemail(dot)com

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  29. Purple and blue are my favourite colours!

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  30. I have subscribed to the newsletter!

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  31. Simply gorgeous fabrics. My favourite colour has always been blue - especially turquoise.

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  32. I already receive their newsletter. Have a great weekend, Melissa :)

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  33. My favorite color is blue, but pink is a VERY close second. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  34. I already receive their newsletter. Thanks again!

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  35. Those letters turned out amazing. You did a great job!

    My favorite color (according to my fabric stash at least) is green.

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  36. I have been working with orange a lot lately...all your lettter quilts have been fun to see and I look forward to your collab with fqs later this summer :)

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  37. My favorite color is green. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  38. I'm already subscribed to the Southern Fabric newsletter. Thanks again.

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  39. Red was my favorite color for the longest time, but in my old(er) age, I am more drawn to anything bright.

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  40. I love purple too, and lime green! sguday at shaw dot ca

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  41. Orange, in all of its range.

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  42. Purple has long been a favorite of mine, but lately I seem to be drawn to turquoise paired with black/grey.

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  43. Yellow is my favorite color, but when it comes to quilting my favorite is blue.

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  44. I already receive the SF newsletter, and follow them on fb. Thanks so much to you, and to SF for this great giveaway. Love the alphabet quilt!!!

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  45. I already get their newsletter.

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  46. Pink!!! Bright happy pink!!!
    I love your quilt it's so fun and happy.

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  47. I get the Southern Fabric newsletter

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  48. love the yellows they make me think of sunny day

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  49. Signed up for the SF newsletter and my fav color is Aqua and love the Hubba Hubba fabrics! Your alphabet quilt is wonderful too!!

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  50. Purple is my favorite too :)

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  51. I signed up for the newsletter :)

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  52. Ooh, thank you for sharing it with us. My favorite color has to be Aqua. I signed up for the newsletter also.

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  53. I am so excited to receive the southern fabric newsletter as well.

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  54. such a neat idea! I love pink :)

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  55. I'm a subscriber to Southern Fabric. I love those ladies ... their customer service is awesome!

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  56. If I have to choose I would pick orange but purple does seem to be a close second. Thanks!

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  57. My favorite color is also purple ... has been since I was a teen. I had lilacs and purple roses in my wedding bouquet that smelled amazing =)

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  58. I too am a fan of Purple even my flower beds are full of PURPLE.

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  59. I subscribed to Southern Fabrics..

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  60. And I'm already receiving the Southern Fabric Newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. I love Navy Blue! thanks!

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  62. I get Southern Fabrics newsletter! great fabrics! thank you!

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  63. I already receive Southern Fabrics newsletter.

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  64. My favorite color is lime green.

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  65. Well...I have a purple car! I like how purple makes bright colors pop.

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  66. I signed up for the newsletter...and will go back to do some shopping.

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  67. I'm usually a purple person as well, lavender is great both in scent and sight, but right now I'm feeling the dark blues in that layer cake.

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  68. I love purple too (: Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. I get the Southern Fabrics newsletter (:

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  70. Hi my favorite colors are purple, green and black. I signed up for Southern Fabrics!!! thanks for giving everyone the chance to win!!!

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  71. I have already been receiving their newsletter .

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  72. Favorite color is blue if any kind, esp navy and aqua. Your ABC quilt version is charming!

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  73. My favorite color is pink, I love every shade from super pale to over-saturated and bright!

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  74. I signed up for Southern Fabrics newsletter.

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  75. I love Aqua...and most shades of Blue! Purple is close 2nd! :)

    LOOOOOVE your ABC Quilt....& your Book!!! Has been on my Wish List since you started this Quilt...such a fun Pattern?Quilt! Is soooo Cheery & full of Happy!

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  76. I signed up for Southern Fabrics' newsletter!

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  77. I already get the Southern Fabric Newsletter...plus I am a very Happy Customer as well...they are Awesome to do Business with!!!! Highly Recommend them too! :)

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  78. My favorite color is blue, all of them though aqua and turquoise (is turquoise blue?) are my absolute favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  79. I love me some navy blue or charcoal grey! Thanks for the chance!

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  80. I follow southern fabrics newsletter as well! Thanks!

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  81. I already subscribe to their great newsletter!

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  82. My favorite color this week is vermilion.

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  83. I subscribed to Southern Fabric - looks like a great store!

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  84. I don't have just one favorite-I like red/white/blue!

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  85. I already follow Southern Fabrics!

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  86. orange is my favorite color, but there are some great purples in this line along with some good greens.

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  87. I already receive the newsletter from southern fabrics

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  88. Purple is my favorite color too! Thanks to you and Southern Fabrics for the lovely giveaway!
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  89. Blue!

    I looovvee these letters, and totally plan on making an ABC Read with Me quilt.

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  90. Blue is my favorite color and this collection contains some beautiful blues.

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  91. I already receive Southern Fabrics' newsletter.

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  92. My current favorite color is aqua, but it changes often!

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  93. I get the Southern Fabrics newsletter and I love their shop!

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  94. I love aqua especially used in combination with other colors. I've had my Moda Spell It pattern printouts on my cutting table for weeks trying to decide what fabrics to use!

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  95. I am a subscriber to the Southern Fabrics Newsletter.

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  96. These letters are just beautiful and I'm really looking forward for the pattern. That letters would be perfect for the quilt, my daughter should get for the first day in school ♥ I am really exited!!

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  97. I love aqua, turquoise colours.

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  98. I say "orange" but I buy aqua/teals more than anything.

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  99. I love yellow! So happy and cheerful :)

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  100. I love red and purple and pink! (But it took me a LONG time before I loved pink!)

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  101. I am loving lime green these days! So happy, fresh & fun.

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  102. I like blue the best! Green and gray are great, too. :D

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  103. The greens are my favourite, but I love the purple and aqua too.

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  104. I already subscribe to te Southern Fabrics newsletter.

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  105. My favorite color is lime green.

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  106. Red! I will forever love red. It just makes me happy.

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  107. I'm with you Melissa on the purple.

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  108. I subscribed to the Southern Fabric newsletter.

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  109. And I receive the newsletter from SouthernFabric;)

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  110. I am a green girl, can't get enough of it.

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  111. I am subscribed to the Southern Fabric Neswletter.

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  112. Subscribed to Southern Fabric newsletter.

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  113. Subscribed to Southern Fabric newsletter and also noticed what pretty fabrics they have!

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  114. My favorite colors are shades and tints of turquoise, but I love all those bright cheery colors I see in Hubba Hubba!

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  115. I love all blues. Thank you!

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  116. Lately, I can't get enough pink. For years it was red and I'd never turn coral away, either!

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  117. I love greens, I think they go so well with pink, and brown and blue

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  118. I subscribed and confirmed to Southern Fabrics!!

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  119. I love green. Olive and chartreuse. (especially if it's paired with orange, like olive and burnt orange--child of the 70s!)

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  120. Omgosh, your quilt is so cute and such vibrant colors. My favorite color is purple. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  121. All of a sudden I love pinks, fuscias, and purples, after years of being a blue junkie...thanks for the giveaway.
    Eileen in spain

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  122. I already get Southern Fabrics newsletter. They have an awesome shop! Thanks to SF also.

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  123. I am already signed up for their newsletter!

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  124. i like purple and orange/yellow. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  125. I've signed up for the newsletter

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  126. Signed up for their newsletter. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  128. I signed up for the newsletter. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  129. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  130. I love navy blue and aqua. Thanks for the chance!

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  131. I would have to say lime green is probably my all time favorite, but I am always drawn to happy, bright colors.

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  132. I love blue, in almost any shade! Green runs a close second!

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  133. I followed Southern Fabrics and checked out their store. They are awesome and so are you!

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  134. I'm afraid that the simple color green is my favorite.

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  135. I followed Southern Fabrics and receive their newsletter. Thanks
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  136. Great job on the letters. I like the mint green with a lilac color together. Thank you for sharing this giveaway.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  137. My favorite color to see with is aqua. I am visiting from finish it friday

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  138. Love how happy the alphabet quilt looks. My favorite color at the moment is red.

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  139. Hi Melissa! Great giveaway! My favorite colour right now is Teal/Aqua. Thanks for the chance!

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  140. I LOVE purple! I love your ABC blocks too. I want to make one of these now too. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  141. I'm a former customer of southernfabrics and I get their newsletter. XX

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  142. I have signed up for Souther Fabrics Newsletter.

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  143. My fabourite colour is orange

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  144. I've signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for letting us share in your happy yummie fabric.

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  145. I love purple too! Signing up for the newsletter.

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  146. My favorite color is blue - any shade. Thanks!

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  147. I already receive the Southern Fabric newsletter.

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  148. I already get the SF newsletter

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  149. I have signed up for Southern Fabric's newsletter!

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  150. My favorite color is ORANGE :-)

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  151. And I signed up for the newsletter! Thank you for the chance of winning the layer cakes!

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  152. My favorite color is blue, even though I love red too

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

Melissa