Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fun-Size Quilts & a Giveaway!!!

Martingale Publishing has a new compilation book compiled by my good friend Karen Burns that has just been released and it is all about Mini's!!!!!   It's called Fun-Size Quilts and it totally fits it's name.   I think the whole quilting world is finding out just how fun making a mini can be!!!  They allow you to try something on a tiny scale that you would never dream of wanting to do for a full size quilt.


My mini quilt contribution is called Quiltilicious!!  It is a fun basic geometric design that has a lot of movement and an almost 3-D effect.  I love how it turned out and had oh so much fun putting it together ;)  it is just so fun to play with tiny half square triangles and 1 inch rectangles.  Such great happy quilting times and it is so fun to finally be able to share it!!

For this hop, I thought it would be fun to share a fun little story about some of the inspiration behind the quilt.  The first day I was ready to start pulling fabrics for colors I was totally overwhelmed.  Of course, I could have done this quilt in any number of color combinations so I began making several piles of color combos trying to decide which way I wanted to go.  In comes my sweet 5 year old daughter. 

 Kami asked me what I was doing making my sewing room so messy and I told her I was trying to pick colors for a new quilt.  She insisted, (in her most matter of fact tone) that a perfect quilt would be made of Pink, Purple, Silver, and Gold because those are the favorite colors of Pinkalicious.  And of course, Pinkalicious is her favorite and so those are her favorite colors as well.  That would soon followed with how incredibly happy it would make her I used her favorite colors in this quilt.   It was so adorable, I couldn't resist (although I did draw the line on adding gold ;) .   And when it came time to name the quilt,  Quiltilicious just seemed to fit ;)


 I know you are just going to love this Fun-Size Quilts book.  There are so many incredible mini's made by so many incredible designers.  Seriously, I am so honored to be among these group of ladies.  Here's a quick peek at all 19 of the Fun-Size Quilt designs :)


You can see more about each Fun Size Quilts at each of the authors websites ;)  You will find a list of them all at the Martingale Blog right here :)  Have fun checking them all out and of course, at each site you will find more giveaway opportunities!!  But don't pop away just yet, because . . . 

I have a Giveaway here!!!! Martingale has graciously offered a Fun Size Quilts e-Book to one lucky Happy Quilting Reader and I will be sending out a paper copy of Fun Size Quilts to one lucky reader!!!  Yup, that's 2 winners!!!!

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

1 - Leave a comment that has the word MINI in it.  I can't wait to see what you come up with ;)

2 - All Happy Quilting Followers can have a bonus entry, just leave a comment here of how you follow  i.e.  Bloglovin, Email, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter :) 

And that's it :) The giveaway will close on Wednesday, July 30th  and I will announce a winner Thursday Morning.    Good Luck to everyone ;)

Oh, and if you are visiting Happy Quilting for the first time, Welcome!!!  I am so glad you popped in and hope you come back often .  Please feel free to click on some of the tabs above and find some fun free tutorials, quilt-alongs, and all around fabric goodness ;)  And you are welcome to follow my blog to be sure and catch all of the Happy Quilting times :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!



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484 comments:

  1. Hola no sabes la MINI felicidad que tendria si resultase premiada !!!!!
    Besos

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  2. No sabes lo MINI feliz que me pondria si fuese afortunada con el sorteo !!!!
    besos

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  3. Before long I'll have to transport my mini quilts in my mini van!

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  4. I follow you on bloglovin and I love it!

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  5. Much better to make a mini quilt than a mini skirt.
    Marca
    Raylynn(at)homemail(dot)com

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  6. I follow happy quilting on bloglovin.
    Marca
    Raylynn(at)homemail(dot)com

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  7. I haven't made my first mini yet - I might be time to try!

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  8. love your mini and the story behind it! Your mini girl has great ideas for sure! looks like an awesome book

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  9. also, I follow via google friend connect

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  10. My boy is a big fan of Mr Bean and would love a mini quilt with a mini on it!

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  11. I follow via feedly and on IG - thanks

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  12. I am a follower on Blogloviin

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  13. My grand daughters would LOVE your mini quilt! Pinkalicious are some of their very favorites, and those are their favorite colors too!

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  14. Mini me is in love with your mini quilts.

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  15. I follow you on Bloglovin...love your site!

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  16. Marvelous mini-malistic modern mini

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  17. I hope I win this book so I can teach my Mini-me granddaughter to quilt mini's. imakejoy@aol.com

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  18. Mini or Maxi, I love all sorts of quilts! LOL
    Hope I win. thanks Martingale

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  19. When something says "mini" on it, that's my cue to eat two of them.

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  20. love your many mini quilts!! Thanks for the chance

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  21. I follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin.

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  22. I follow Happy Quilting on Bloglovin'. tomcharlene@gmail.com

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  23. Wait a "mini" minute!! I would love to win this "mini" quilt book. I would keep it in my "mini" van for all my "mini" me's.

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  24. I always wanted a few mini me's or if I had a few would they be minions

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  25. There are mini quilts I would like to make from this book.

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  26. I wonder what my mini-me would come up with, I fear it´d be something with tractors... Love your mini quilt!

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  27. And I´m already following your blog through Feedly.

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  28. The book sounds Mini -licious! Lots of mini quilt ideas and themes to inspire us.

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  29. I follow on Bloglovin' - and found several Mini quilts in today's feed.

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  30. i love all things MINI - mini quilts, mini crochet, mini candy bars, mini perler beads, mini dogs, etc.

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  31. That really is quiltilicious!! My mini-me (my 5 yr old niece) loves to help me sew and these minis would be just right for her to call her own!

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  32. All my indoor summer activities are minis, including quilts. Love your Quiltilisious.

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  33. I am a follower thru emails and look forward to each and every one. Thank you for being a part of my quilting life.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  34. I would love the opportunity to win a copy of that new exciting book and become a part of the mini quilting era. Thank you for the chance to become a winner and can't wait to make a mini for myself.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  35. Just a mini comment about your sweet mini.

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  36. I follow your blog via GFC and also FB.

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  37. No more mini skirts for me! Mini quilts will do!

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  38. Lego has a new Mini Cooper set coming out very soon. How exciting!

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  39. I'm a follower of your blog. It's not a mini blog, but that's why I keep coming back.

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  40. I have loved making more mini quilts lately! It's fun to have them up one walls and laying on table tops. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  41. I haven't made a mini yet, but if I win, I will just have to make a few!

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  42. I follow on Facebook.

    I haven't made such a mini quilt yet and those 1/4" borders look like they take some patience.

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  43. Wow I love mini quilts and these are awesome.xx

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  44. I follow you on blogger.xx

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  45. I love to see mini quilts decorating my favorite quilt bloggers' walls. Thanks for the giveaway!
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  46. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  47. Mini's are my favourite - both quilts and cars :-)

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  48. I started my day with a mini donut.......or six, then start to read my blogs and find a mini quilt book giveaway. Perfect! Congratulations on being included in the book. Love how the colors came to be, sometimes the mini people can be maxi helpful.

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  49. Never made a mini quiltilicious quilt before! Maybe when I win, I will make many mini quilties!

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  50. I have been looking for some mini quilt inspiration to make a mini quilt for a mini girl's dolls :)

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  51. I saw a Mini Cooper while driving this morning.

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  52. I had mini cinnamon donuts for breakfast this moring.

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  53. We had a mini rain this morning!! I still got my walk in tho:) Thanks for a chance at a great prize:)

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  54. My first car was a blue Mini !!

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  55. I'm from Mini sota. We like pink at my house.

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  56. Following you on Bloglovin gives me MANY opportunities to read about MINI quilts. :-)

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  57. I am exre-mini-ly excited about this new book!

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  58. Mini's a time I want to sew to my heart's content and create good, fun quilts!

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  59. I love mini quilts... I have 12 hanging up in my sewing room and can't wait to make more!
    I am intrigued by your design and can't wait to make one!

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  60. What great little quilt ideas. Have you seen the skillet smore dip recipe that uses the mini marshmallows?

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  61. Mini quilts are a nice break from making larger, bed size quilt projects.

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  62. this giveaway is MINI-LICIOUS!

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  63. i love mini quilts, i can try all the quilt blocks i want and it isn't overwhelming. i hang them on the walls just like the art form they are.

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  64. following you, melissa on everything.. FB, IG, bloglovin' etc

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  65. Oh wow... easy to use the word mini because I have wanted to try mini quilts for quite some time. I will definitely be getting this book - even if I don't happen to win it!! :) vicnorm@Yahoo.com

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  66. I am now following you on instagram as of today :)

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  67. How many minis does it take to make me want to have this book? I think the shot with all the minis in it is just too tempting! Yours is so bright and fun. Love it! Great story too. Thanks- K-

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  68. I follow you by email, Bloglovin and on Instagram

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  69. i now follow you on bloglovin'. nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  70. I often make quilts as a MINIstry!
    nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  71. I follow you via email. (laura84watt)

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  72. Mini quilts are so fun to put up on the walls in my sewing room.

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  73. One of our granddaughters has lived in our home since she was 4 months old and is now 2 1/2 yrs old. Because she spends so much time in my sewing room and with me, she copies me a lot. We have a new kitten that is a spitfire (yea that's a nice word for her haha) and I must say STOP IT to that cat about a million times a day. Also, because my hands are much weaker after both hands and wrists had surgery so I have a problem opening jars and have to ask for help because they're "stuck". And while talking I've always been used alot of facial expressions.
    No, this was not supposed to be about me, BUT, those things had to be said first to get to your requirement - My now 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter is like a MINI me because she's always telling my cat in NO uncertain terms (usually for absolutely no reason also which makes it even more funny) STOP IT! And anytime she has any problems doing things like stacking legos so they'll stay, opening the doors since she's still having some problems with that, she looks at anyone nearby and says STUCK! IS STUCK! And she looks just so serious when she says these things with her adorable little Mini me facial expressions she's also done so well to copy Grandma doing.

    When my son, his fiancee and my granddaughter go to a doctor appt with Alexia or anywhere else people are always saying how animated she is and how adorable it is. Then they're always coming home to tell me about it. So yup. I've created a Mini me without trying. I'm just thankful she's not started copying the other words I use at that stinkpot kitten of ours. LOL

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  74. I already follow your blog via email, Bloglovin', and also via Facebook. Yep. I'm just shy of being able to be called a stalker I'm thinking. LOL

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  75. I like to do "mini" quilts in-between the larger quilts I do just to be able to make and finish something. When working on the larger quilts I get board and try not to start something new.

    justitchin@yahoo.com

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  76. I have a mini-meltdown when I can't do some quilting everyday! pjrcontest@msn.com

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  77. I would love to sew up so MINI of these... wait somethings not right there... ;0)

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  78. My grandson is my son's mini me!

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  79. I live on a boat, so everything about my quilting is mini! Mini storage area for my fabric, mini table for my machine, mini amounts of thread and notions stored in my cute mini tote bag. And all my walls are mini, so mini quilts are the perfect way to decorate.

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  80. Oh, and I follow you on Instagram! I'm @LouiseHornor there.

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  81. I have sewn many things but never a mini quilt! Thanks for your generosity in a great give-away!

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  82. Love your blog! I follow in Blogger & Bloglovin'. Thank you for your work to keep the blog interesting!

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  83. My mini future quilter-to-be is a huge Pinkalicious fan too.

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  84. I follow with Feedly. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. Mini quilts have been a passion of mine for a long time. Some fellow quilters have scorned me saying, "but what can you do with those?". I follow Happy Quilting by email updates and I look at the flickr album.

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  86. You won't catch me in a mini skirt!

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  87. And I'm a happy follower of your blog! :)

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  88. Don't know how you get everything accomplished with your mini-munchkins, but so happy you do.

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  89. I am discovering new blogs all the time. I am coming via gmail.

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  90. How mini quilts have you made from this book? See how fun that was? Love the quilts I am seeing from this book. Yours would be great in several colorways.

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  91. My MINI me would love to make a MINI quilt! My 5 year old is begging to make a quilt. These would be a perfect starting point for her and a quick one too.

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  92. I follow on Blogger and Facebook.

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  93. Everything is cuter in mini!

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  94. I follow you through bloglovin and instagram!

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  95. I also follow you via email.

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  96. I love all the mini quilts in the book. I want to make them all!

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  97. I follow via Bloglovin. Thanks

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  98. I wish I had a mini quilt to give to my kitty !

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  99. My MINI-me granddaughter and I would love making these quilts together! Thanks a bunch for the chance for us to win! ☺

    my nana maree @ yahoo . com

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  100. Mini quilts are my favorite to make and share!

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  101. I love me a mini! They're such a great way to practice FMQ skills.

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  102. Follow you on Facebook! ☺

    Thanks a bunch for another chance to win!

    my nana maree @ yahoo . com

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  103. Hmmm, mini quilts or mini muffins? I'm hungry, but I love to quilt!

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  104. Hermione used no magic in making her first little quilt and was so proud of her mini.

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  105. Can I be your MINI-me? You are so creative! I love your quilt!!

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  106. I follow you via Feedly. Thanks!

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  107. Your wonderful blog appears in my inbox daily!!

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  108. I have a mini~friend that needs a new mini quilt!
    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win!

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  109. I love mini quilts! So much fun with a little bit of fabric!

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  110. I follow you on Instagram and email!

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  111. I've never made a mini quilt but those sure look cute.

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  112. Changing my lifestyle so I can be a mini-me

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  113. I haven't worn a mini skirt for ages but this mini quilt is just what I need. kthurn@bektel.com

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  114. A mini quilt would be perfect fit my mini-me's doll crib!

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  115. I follow Happy Quilting through email updates and Bloglovin. kthurn@bektel.com

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  116. I'm taking a sewing break so my son and I can bake zucchini bread. We have 1 big loaf and 6 mini loaves in the oven and they smell delicious! :)

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  117. I use every mini moment I can to quilt!

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  118. I love this idea of making mini quilts. Yours is beautiful! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineeliott above for my email address.

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  119. I follow you by email.

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  120. Mini quilts are so much fun. I love your quilting on it. I'm just trying to experiment with machine quilting myself and this is a great idea. The mini quilts are an easy, less expensive way to explore machine quilting. Loved your back story

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  121. Can't wait to try and make a mini!

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  122. Thank you for the giveaway! These are so sweet. I used to be a mini quilt maker and these are pulling at me to start making them again...after 30 years!!

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  123. My dream car is a Mini Cooper convertible! And as long as we're dreaming, make it purple! Thanks for the give away!

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  124. I follow Happy Quilting on Facebook.

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  125. I follow by email, instagram and facebook!

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  126. We bought some mini donuts while shoppin' yesterday!! But these mini quilts will definitely last longer...and NO calories!! l giggle.....

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  127. I love minis! It seems like those are the only quilts I have time to actually complete. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  128. I follow on Bloglovin', Instagram, and Pinterest.

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  130. Imagine making a miniscule mosaic like the photo of all the minis in the book! Thanks for a chance to win

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  131. About time I made my first mini!

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  132. How mini fun quilts to make! I can't wait.

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  133. I follow by email, but I will soon be a Facebook follower as well as Pinterest!

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  134. When I married 59 years ago, I was a mini size, but, alas, am now maxi sized. Sorry, but couldn't resist that one, especially since it's so close to the truth.
    lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  135. I opened my mini blinds in order to read the e-mail you sent. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  136. I like the way the mini quilts look together. Maybe I could make many minis into a maxi!

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  137. My favorite mini quilt is 7" x 8" and is called 'HST Cow All Squared Up'. I made it for a blog hop with Madame Samm.

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  138. I follow you on Bloglovin' and Pinterest.

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  139. I can't wait to make my first mini!

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  140. I follow via email and on Facebook.

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  141. I am taking a mini break from sewing to look at the beautiful quilts.

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  142. I follow through google friends.

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  143. I really should make a quilt for my mini poodle to lay on.

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  144. I follow you through bloglovin' and IG

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  145. I made cookies with MINI M&Ms in them - yummy!

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  146. I'm going to bake some mini cupcakes!

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  147. I follow your blog and also on facebook!

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  148. I love to make a mini after I finish a regular size quilt.

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

Melissa