Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Endings Quilt & Giveaway

Note - Thank you for all of your wonderful thoughts on yesterday's post.  I am processing it all and will share more on it soon ;)

I totally meant to share this twin size finish last week when I posted about our Family Reunion in the mountains and somehow it just slipped my mind.   See, each year at said family reunion, they hold a raffle to help raise funds for the next years reunion.  And they have been raffling off quilts since I was a little girl.  So this year, I wanted to help.   I starting working on this Happy Endings quilt for something else that didn't work out, but It was totally okay that it didn't work out because it worked perfectly for the Reunion Raffle.   


What actually reminded me to post about this is seeing Corey's Petal Pop Blog Hop update.  When I first saw the cover of her book it reminded me of this bee block I made a while back.  I loved playing with the petals and had so much fun with all of the stay stitching.


So I decided to do a block with a take on that, simplifying it slightly.   So it is just the X and not all filled in.  I love the overall chain effect it created.  And yup, I had tons of fun with the tiny zig-zag stitching around each applique ;)


When it came time to quilt this up, I wanted to try something new that would have a beautiful fall feel that matched the tones of the prints.  So I decided on an all over leaf pattern that I just traveled from the stem.  It took a little bit to get used to and believe me, there are some weird looking leaves in there, but I just love the overall texture it creates.  


The fabrics are Valencia by Lisa Tueller Designs for Riley Blake Designs.   I just love the colors and they were a huge hit with all of my Aunts and Great Aunts.  It really was the perfect quilt for this wonderful group of people and absolutely perfect for moving into the Fall.  And of course, with all of that applique, it only made sense to add a little appliqued saying in the sashing.  Love it!!!


 Sadly, I didn't think to take pictures before the reunion as it was a crazy blur trying to get packed and forgot to take pictures of a cousin winning it.  Seriously, crazy times with 5 kids all crossing their fingers that they are going to win ;)  So these are the only shots I have of the quilt, I can not tell you how many times I have kicked myself about that since leaving.   What ya gonna do??   I guess I could always start thinking about what I will make for next year ;)

And did someone mention a giveaway at the beginning???


What really makes this quilt is all of that wonderful texture created in the background.  And that was made with my favorite So Fine Superior Threads.   So today, the lovely folks at Superior Threads are giving away a $30.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky reader!!! 



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

1 - Leave a comment telling me what you love about Fall.  


2 - Follow Superior Threads.  You can follow them on FacebookInstagramPinterestTwitter, Email Newsletter or their Blog.   Pick one or several and then leave a comment of where you are following.

And that's it :) The giveaway will close on Sunday the 20th  and I will announce a winner Monday Morning.    Good Luck to everyone ;)



Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!

Linking up this finish to Amanda's and Sarah's ;)

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401 comments:

  1. I added superior threads' blog to my feedly

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  2. I have superior added to my blog app

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  3. I love cool crisp mornings, falling leaves,smell of burning leaves.

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  4. I love the cooler weather - when it is so pleasant to be outside.

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  5. I love that you used black for your appliqué! It makes the leaves really pop! I like that I don't have to be hot in my clothes!

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  6. I love that my birthday is in the fall! Thanks for the chance.

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  7. I love snuggling under quilts and reading during my time as a football widow.

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  8. I love the crisp, cool weather and the changing of the leaves-going to the apple festival and eating cinnamon donuts!

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  9. I follow Superior Threads blog-it's in my feed reader! and has been for awhile!

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win! I love the cooler weather!

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  11. I love all the colors of fall and the cooler weather.

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  12. I like Superior Threads on facebook

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  13. I love the colours!! I lived in Texas for two falls and it made me sad!! The leaved don't change colours they just fall off! :( I got to drive through the smoky mountains once when the leaves had just changed!! It was breathtaking!!

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  14. Right now I'm not loving that all the fruit is ripe and I've bottled peaches, pears, dried plums and am now trying to finish up strawberry, peach and plum jams and jellies. But I found a cool recipe for zucchini jam that I want to try. But I will love the results of all my fall canning efforts throughout the winter, spring, and summer. And I love the cool crispness. Thanks.

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  15. I get ST's newsletter. Love the quilt, so glad you were able to use it for such a good purpose.

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  16. my favorite color is orange so I love fall because of all the beautiful colors

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  17. I receive the newsletter from superior threads (I use their topstitch needle exclusively)

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  18. Fall! My favorite time of year....and September is my absolute favorite month. Clear days, Warmish, but not hot weather, mid seventies is normal. And cooler evenings just make me feel good! And soon we will be into razor clam season. Starts in October. And then on to my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! What's not to like about fall?

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  19. I love this quilt. I look forward to color changes in the foliage, there aren't as many in my part of the country as the northeast.

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  20. I love the cool crispness in the air. It will be 106 here and can't wait for fall to come!!

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  21. And...thank you! I used to get Superior Threads Newsletter but changed email addresses and hadn't changed at ST. I now have resigned up.

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  22. Following Superior Threads on facebook

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  23. Love the cooler weather that comes with fall

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  24. living along the texas gulf coast i say fall is our reward for making it through another summer. the cooler weather is wonderful.

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  25. I love your quilt! The simplicity and the colors are perfect. What I love about fall is everything! The warm days and cool nights, the decorations, football, sweaters and boots, mums, pumpkins, festivals, comfort food and Mother Nature's incredible display of colors as the leaves change. I also like how everything slows down just a little from the rush of summer.

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  26. I already like Superior Threads on FB and receive their newsletter.

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  27. I love eating pumpkin bread and seeing all of the wonderful colors!

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  28. I like superior threads on Facebook!

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  29. Collection chestnuts with my children.

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  30. Going to the apple orchard and picking out apples, pumpkins and squash!

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  31. Love the quilt. I love the colors and the cool mornings snuggled under warm quilts.

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  32. I love the Fall colours!!! Your quilt is beautiful... I want to make one of these and it happens to be on my Quilt Bucket List!! I love how you laid it out, I've not seen one like this and have decided that is how I'd do mine too! I will be posting your quilt on my Pinterest Board! Thanks!

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  33. Fall--I love the colours, the cool but not cold weather, the smells of the leaves, the crops being harvested.
    nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  34. I follow Superior Threads via email newsletters (plus a bunch of other ways too!!).

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  35. I am following their blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I have used Superior Thread and have liked it. Cannot always get it. nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  36. The cooler weather. That quilt is amazing, your lucky cousin!

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  37. I am following her blog. How fun...

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  38. Can do inside projects and not feel guilty. Sew, knit or bake....

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  39. I love the cooler weather and the annual Quiltfest in Jacksonville! Great quilt show! Love your quilt!

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  40. What I love about fall is football, pomegranates, slightly cooler weather (hello, from humid Houston!), and the (unofficial) license to make and eat homemade chili the first "cool" snap of the year! (That being when we finally fall below 80 degrees F for the high - maybe late October?)

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  41. Following the Superior Threads Blog via e-mail!

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  42. I follow Superior thread on FB and get the newsletter. Love their MONO POLY thread.....sews like a dream in both the bobbin & top thread!

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  43. I like Fall for Thanksgiving ... it's when we get to see all our family. I do like the cooler weather of Fall, but I also get a little sad at the shorter days ... love my summer days. :-)

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  44. I love the smells. Outside you can smell the leaves, etc. Inside you start to get the smell of fireplaces, cinnamon, etc.

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  45. seeing my breath on early morning dog walks and cuddling under quilts.

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  46. The cooler weather. I am SO not a summer girl. I lived in Bakersfield, CA and St George, UT. I hated them both (well, I hated the weather; I love St George despite the weather).

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  47. I follow them on Pinterest (probably other places, too).

    I found out yesterday that my sister-in-law's brother works for Superior Threads and does their website. How cool is that?

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  48. I follow Superior Threads on Facebook

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  49. I follow Superior Threads with their email letter.

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  50. I love crisp fall air and the changing colors.

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  51. I follow Superior Thread in about every way you can imagine (newsletter, Facebook, etc..)

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  52. Love the smells and colors, and not having to mow the lawn anymore!

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  53. I follow them on FB, Twitter, and bloglovin

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  54. i follow superior threads blog and get the newsletter

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  55. I already follow superior threads newletter and on FB

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  56. I love the cooler air and the falling leaves.

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  57. Lovely quilt AND giveaway, I'm a follower of you of course- I like the colors in the fall and just that the temperature is NICE!! instead of the hot miserable summer

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  58. I get their newsletter already, and I think I like them on FB too

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  59. HI, love the crisp coolness in the air and the color of changing leaves!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  60. Receiving Superior Threads newsletter+follow on FB too!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  61. I love the crisp mornings, the colours of the leaves, kicking my way through piles of fallen leaves, collecting the nut harvest in the garden and so very much more.

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  62. I receive Superior Threads email newsletter.

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  63. I love the cooler weather that Fall brings

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  64. I love the way the leaves start changing different colors. Thanks so much for another wonderful giveaway!

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  65. This should have been on yesterday's post. I only opened this post to see the quilt I read blogs through a reader which shows a summary. If the main idea of a post is a give away I don't bother to open the post. Just me probably but not interested.

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  66. This quilt is gorgeous!!! I love the colors, the petal appliques, and the secondary pattern that it makes! Do you mind sharing what size background square you used? I am in LOVE with it. :)

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  67. Love the changing of the leaves. Everything goes from green to spectacular.

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  68. I follow Superior Threads on FB and by newsletter.

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  69. Fall- crisp air , leaf colors, and kids in school.

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  70. Cool, crisp mornings and lovely warm afternoons are the best part of autumn. Your quilt is beautiful. I love quilts with white backgrounds.

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  71. How can you not follow Superior Threads? I already am.

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  72. I follow Superior Threads on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. I love the fall colors, cool nights, crisp days and Halloween and Thanksgiving!

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  74. I receive Superior's email newsletter.

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  75. I love the crispness of the air in Fall.

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  77. I follow Superior Threads through my email & their blog. I love falls beautiful show of colors, warm sweatshirts and the over all cozy feeling.

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  78. I love the cooler temps and being outside

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  79. I follow superior threads on facebook

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  80. My favorite thing about fall is the colors! Or maybe the cooler temperatures???

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  81. I follow Superior Threads on Facebook.

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  82. What I love about fall is pumpkin everything AND Quilting!!!! I love when the air turns cool and I can feel cozy by the fire. This just puts me in the mood for quilting.

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  83. Living in Texas, I love the cooler weather. We don't always get alot of color changes here.

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  84. I love the switch from the intense heat of summer to the crisp cool mornings of fall. It helps me want to quilt and capture all the beautiful colors.

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  85. Following Superior Threads on instagram

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  86. Despite loving summer more than anything I love to get out my knitting needles in autumn. And I do love the excuse to cuddle up in warmer quilts and blankets as well as bubble baths.

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  87. I receive all the news from Superior already - and enjoy Mother Superiors knowledge

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  88. I love the cooler temperatures, so I can take the kids to the park.

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  89. What I love about fall is the crisp air, the smell of the changing leaves, the crunch of fallen leaves under foot and the sound of the geese flying south. In a few short weeks we will experiencing snow which is a part of fall that isn't so welcome and I hope it holds out for a while. Seasons sure don't follow the equinox here.

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  90. Fall is the time of year that puts me in the "warm and secure" feeling. I just love the change in seasons.

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  91. I follow Superior Threads by email. I love So Fine, Bottom Line, Kimono Silk and Treasure.

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  92. I love the leaves changing in the fall. All the beautiful colors just "float my boat"! I also love the smell of the crisp air, and of course, of all the apple pies baking!

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  93. I love the gorgeous colours of fall. Thanks for sharing

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  94. I follow Superior Threads Thanks for sharing

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  95. I love all the colors of fall!! :) And the fresh apples!

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  96. I already follow Superior Threads on fb & email. :)

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  97. I love the cool, crisp weather and the beautiful colors -- brown, orange, yellow, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  98. I already follow Superior Threads on FB.
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  99. I love everything about Fall! Great weather, beautiful colors. Love to be outside on cool days, and then snuggle under a warm quilt in the evening!

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  100. I follow Superior Threads on Facebook and Pinterest, and get their newsletter. LOVE that thread!

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  101. Fall means new colors, oranges, burnt red, new greens, apples, pumpkins, pears, squash soup, crisp cool air, yellow finches everywhere, football and no more air conditioners. I like it all.

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  102. I already follow Superior Threads on FB & email. You have some wonderful patterns!

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  103. I follow Superior Threads on FB and I get the emails. thanks!!

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  104. I love driving in our Utah mountains in the fall. All the colors of leaves, mixed with dark greens of the pines and evergreens, against a backdrop of Ricky mountain and layers of red-orange-yellow soil, is simply breathtaking. It reminds me of giant quilts, and someday I'm going to make one like that scene!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  105. That quilt design is precious. Lucky Cousin!
    My favorite thing about fall is cool crisp mornings. Of course in Louisiana, we're still battling Hot and Humid. Oh well, we may get a couple months of cool weather.

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  106. I love Superior Threads! I follow on email newsletter, Facebook, Bloglovin. They are great and I would love a certificate.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  107. I follow Superior Threads and receive their newsletter by email. :-D

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  108. I follow a Superior Threads, get their e-mail and would love more Thread to play with. The only thing about FALL that I like is that it is time for our Quilt Festival here in Walla Walla. The colors aren't my Favorite.

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  109. The colors of fall, oranges,browns, deep greens and the smell of pumpkins and apples. I follow superior threads on facebook

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  110. My favorite part of fall is when it acts like summer! Those sunny and very warm days that you know are a real treat.

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  111. I follow superior threads on FB

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  112. I love New York apples in the fall!!! :)

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  113. I love taking the grandkids to the pumpkin patch. That is always a highlight of our fall.

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  114. I love the crisp air and the promise that Christmas is right around the corner

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  115. Rosemary B here:
    Everything. Pumpkin Pie Ice cream by Turkey Hill, cooler weather, chilly evenings, leaves changing then falling.

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  116. Rosemary B again:
    I follow on Facebook And Instagram
    I have never tried Superior Thread. I guess I should

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  117. The fall colors and the cool weather! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  118. I love the cooler weather, beautiful colors, everything looks like a potential quilt to me...and fall food!

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  119. i love the crisp cool air and watching my granddaughter's cross country meets!

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  120. I love fall for the crispness in the air in the mornings and evenings here on the farm.

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  121. I follow Superior Threads through their newsletter, facebook and their blog.

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  122. I love the colors of fall. I like hiking in the woods during fall, all the colors, the crunching of the leaves, the great photo opportunities. Then there are the harvest festivals, farmers markets, apple orchards, and Halloween. Love fall. dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  123. I already subscribe to Superior's newsletter.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  124. I love the colours of Fall and the smells while walking in the woods. I follow Superior Threads via email.

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  125. I love that I already have the woodstove going and it's only mid September!

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  126. I get the Superior Threads Newsletter via email.

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  127. I love the cool mornings and evenings, and the warm afternoons. It works well for my desire to bundle up in the morning and to spend some time outside later in the day. If only my work would accommodate my plans!

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  128. In Michigan, where I live, the fall colors are spectacular, and I love the reds and golds that dress the trees this time of year. :)

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  129. I love the bright colored leaves, pumpkin pies and fall bazaars.

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  130. I love the bright warm colors and the golden sunlight. Thanks for the chance!

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  131. I already follow your blog and newsletter.

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  132. I am not a big fan of summer so the thing I most look forward to is cooler weather.

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  133. I love the crisp crunch of the leaves. I also love wearing sweatshirts!!!

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  134. I love the cooler fall breeze and the leaves changing color :)

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  135. I follow Superior Threads on Bloglovin'

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  136. I'm a girl who spent her first 24 years in the desert of south west Washington State and her last 30 years in the south and I still can't take the humidity of southern summers! I look forward to the dropping humidity.

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  137. Love falls crisp air and leaf colors!

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  138. I follow via fb and email thanks superior!

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  139. Gorgeous quilt! I love the changing colors of fall. I receive Superior's email newsletters. Thanks for the fun!

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  140. The best thing about Fall is the trips to the apple orchards to get great tasting apples and buying about a million apple cider donuts. LOL

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  141. Superior threads are the bomb. I use their Materpiece for my piecing and their topstitch needles. I am on their email list. Bob has great jokes!

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  142. I love the cooler, crisp air and my October birthday! :-) Your petal quilt is lovely.

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  143. I like all the yummy pumpkin flavored baked goods in the fall.

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  144. I follow Superior Threads on Facebook and think I need to subscribe to their blog too!

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  145. for me Fall means cooler weather which I love. It is only supposed to be 75 today, which is a perfect temp to me!!!

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  146. I follow Superior on FB...and just about everywhere else. :)

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  147. I am already a follower of Superior Threads via Facebook and also their newsletter.

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  148. What DON'T I like about Fall!? It's all great. Probably the cooler weather is my favorite thing though.

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  149. I love the temperature of fall. Great walking weather. I also love swishing the leaves as I walk. My birthday is in the fall too.

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  150. I love the fall colors and the cool, crisp air.

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  151. One of the things I love about fall is FOOTBALL !!!

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  152. I get the Superior Threads newsletter.

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  153. I love walking through the beautiful crunchy leaves.

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  154. I get the Superior Threads newsletter.

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  155. I love the cooler weather and the colours!

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  156. I love all of the fall colors... And apple picking!

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  157. I love that the 90 degree temps will be gone soon. I love that fall has cooler temps and many rich colors in the landscape.

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  158. I follow Superior Threads on FB and get their newsletter.

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  159. I enjoy the cooler weather, allowing me to work in the yard without looking like I just got out of a sauna, the beautiful spectacle of Mother Nature's colorful trees which surround our home, making applesauce, apple pie, eating those juicy, crisp apples, making lists of gifts to be made for Christmas, and baking all those delicious cookies that has become a tradition in our family. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
    lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  160. I am a follower on Pinterest with Superior Threads

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  161. I love the colors of fall, kayaking and biking in the cooler weather and the county fairs here in NH and neighboring Maine. It's maybe my favorite season. lauraluvsloonsatymaildotcom

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  162. Living in south Texas I love the Fall nights as they are getting cooler making it more comfortable to sit outside & enjoy the company of neighbors.

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  163. I like the cooler temperatures, the colors and the smells of Fall.

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  164. I follow Superior Threads via their newsletter.

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  165. I follow Superior Threads on Instagram (tilleybl)

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  166. I love the fall because I get to start wearing sweaters again, and I get to cuddle up under one of my quilts on the couch and get all cozy :)

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  167. Gorgeous quilt Melissa!! And from here, the leaf quilting looked great!! And I love the chill that comes in the air during fall: which isn't here yet. The temps that last few days are in the 100's, but we always get an Indian Summer here in Calif. Have a great weekend!!!

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  168. I follow Superior Threads on FB.

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  169. Your raffle is a great idea! I would certainly buy a lot tickets to win that lovely quilt! My favorite thing about fall is going to apple orchards and pumpkin patches with my little granddaughter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  170. I follow Superior threads on Facebook and email. Thanks again!

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  171. cooler days, 100+ days are a killer here in TX

    aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

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  172. I follow Superior Threads by email Newsletter daily, I use their threads 99% of the time

    aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

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  173. The thing I love most about the fall is the COOLER TEMPS!! I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast, where warm temps start in April and stick around until about October!! Autumn can't get here soon enough!!!

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  174. I love all the changing colours of the leaves.
    Netty.armstrong@googlemail.com

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  175. I'm following on Instagram :)

    Netty.armstrong@googlemail.com

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  176. I like that it's not too hot and we can actually breathe outside! The crisp, almost cool air is my favorite part of the season.

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

Melissa