Thursday, November 6, 2014

Old Dutch - Optical Illusions Blog Hop

So last week in my Fall Market recap post I shared some fun photos of Angela Walters and I presenting the schoolhouse for a great new book, Optical Illusions.  Today, I get to share the quilt that I made for the book, and here it is!!!  I named it Old Dutch :)


I was so excited when the folks from My Stars asked if I wanted to contribute a quilt to their new Optical Illusions book. This book is full of amazing designs that really make you look twice.  They are all so fun!!!


 I love designing quilts and when I started thinking of optical illusions I was reminded of the illusion of windmills moving forward as well as around that I saw on one of our family trips.   Old Dutch is my version of that illusion and I just love the way it turned out.  The windmills really do seem to move out of the quilt ;)


When it came time to quilt this, I decided to do a large spiral moving out from the center.  I really think it added to the overall movement I was trying to create in the illusion.   I always think it is fun to quilt this design, and made a giant swirl video tutorial of how I quilt this design, just in case you want to try it out ;)


I am so excited to finally get to share Old Dutch with you and hope you like it as much as I do ;)  

I have two wonderful friends guest blogging about Old Dutch and Optical Illusions today as well.   So please be sure to pop on over and check out Daniar from Fat Quarter Shop and Lynne from Lily Quilts posts as well  (and they have giveaways too!!)

     
   


 And of course, there is a giveaway here too!!!   I used an Oakshott Cotton Italy Bundle to create Old Dutch and Oakshott Cottons has graciously provided a brand new Autumn Oakshott Bundle for one lucky reader!!!    


To be entered to win this gorgeous bundle, simply leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what your favorite thing about Autumn is.  

One entry per person please.  International Entries are welcome.   Giveaway will end at 8 am Monday morning  (November 10th) and I will announce a winner shortly after.   


And be sure to follow along with the rest of the blog hop!!!  There are lots of amazing quilts that will be shared over the coming days and inspiration galore ;)  And of course, there will be lots of prizes along the way :)


Nov. 6
Melissa Corry  You Are Here ;)
Lily’s Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop
Nov. 7
My Stars on behalf of Mary Kay Fosnacht and Karen Hansen, http://www.mystarsblog.com
Nov. 13
Jenifer Dick, http://www.42quilts.com
Trisch Price, http://www.hadleystreetquilts.com

That's all for today.  Thanks for stopping by and  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!


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267 comments:

  1. Autumn brings all good comfort foods -Soups and hot rolls and my most Favorite Pumpkin Pie. I eat it for B-fast! The colors in the Giveaway go with the season. Thanks for the chance to WIN. Love the spiral quilting!

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  2. Melissa, that is a beautiful quilt!! I was wondering what you did with those Oakshot's! :-) I love that when you look at the quilt one way you see one design, and then when you look at another part, you see a different design. So fun and interesting!! I love the feel of the cool, crisp air that comes in the autumn: such a nice feeling after the heat of the summer!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  3. The colours although where I am living now it doesn't get cold enough for the leaves to change.
    The book looks amazing and your quilt is gorgeous. It would be beautiful in autumn colours.

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  4. My favorite part is seeing the changing colors of the leaves, all so magical! Your quilt is wonderful, with its secondary design in the blocks that makes each viewing a little different. Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous fabrics!

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  5. I like most the colors of the leaves and the smell of the air.
    Thanks for the chance!
    Greetings, Rike

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  6. I love the colors of the trees, the cooler weather and wearing sweatshirts!

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  7. I love your Old Dutch quilt, and the quilting is just perfect! My favorite thing about autumn is the smell in the air of dried leaves and rain!

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  8. Love your quilt! This book looks awesome! My favourite thing about autumn is that there are no more annoying insects around. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  9. Congratulations on your quilt being in the book! I just love the cooler weather, especially the nights. It's refreshing (until the snow flies)! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I love the crunch of the leaves in Autumn. The sound reminds me that Christmas is right around the corner!

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  11. Great quilt! Hard to pick a favorite thing about fall--I love the cooler crisp weather and the brilliant fall colors, especially against a clear blue sky! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Your quilt looks great, Melissa. I just love the colours of Autumn (Fall). Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Those fabrics are gorgeous!

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  13. In addition to cooler days and beautiful colors as the leaves change, my favorite thing about autumn is the sense of anticipation for the coming holiday season. I just love thanksgiving and Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I can't pick just one, autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the crisp air, the smells especially the smell of a fresh new compasition notebook. (I'm weird I know ;->) Congratulations on your beautiful quilt being published. YAY! Happy Thursday ;-> Toni Anne

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  15. I love your quilt. The colors are so soothing. I also love making that first apple pie of the season. I've kept to that tradition since I had my first student apartment in college nearly forty years ago.

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  16. Kicking through the fallen leaves!

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  17. My favorite thing about Autumn is the colors we are blessed to see here in New England! It also tempts me to stay home and bake and snuggle under one of my quilts!

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  18. I love fresh apple cider made from local apples, and supporting my local farmers.

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  19. Wow I love the illusions you can create with color. My favorite thing about Autumn is just that. Color. In Montana we don't get as much fall foliage as we have a lot of evergreens. But a really love what we do get. The yellow orange red green combo is beautiful.

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  20. I love the leaves. I'm fascinated by the glorious colors, and I love how they rustle when you walk through them. It makes me feel like a kid, again!

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  21. I live where it is HOT in the summer, and Autumn brings with it the gorgeous cool nights and breezy, warm days... so much better than HOT! lol. I love the changing colors of the leaves, love having to put on a sweatshirt after days and days of shorts and tanks. Your illusion quilt is just gorgeous! I love the pinwheel pattern,and you really made this one move. It's beautiful.

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  22. My favorite thing about Autumn is the lovely colors!

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  23. I love the colors of fall and watching our Grandkids coming to the farm, raking and playing in the leaves.

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  24. I love the changing of colors that fall brings. I love fall colors.

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  25. I love the fall colors and crisp morning air.

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  26. Autumn in Texas means lovely cooler weather (as in not 90-100) and needed rain.

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  27. What a lovely quilt. Will be getting the book. I am from the tropics but love to visit in the fall. The colours ... to die for and the temperature makes fall my favourite season.

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  28. Great quilt! I love fall because it's the perfect season to enjoy a hot cocoa at home, with family, maybe doing some sewing while watching tv ;)
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  29. I love the smells and sounds of Autumn! Corn rustling in the breeze, apple pies baking and pumpkin spices in everything!

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  30. I love the fall colors. I normally do not like orange but in the fall, it pops in all shades.

    Patricia C

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  31. I love when the leaves start turning from green to gold and orange, red and brown....all my favorite colors to put into a quilt. Your Double Dutch quilt is a great one. Thank you for a wonderful Autumn giveaway.

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  32. I love the beautiful trees, crisp air and lovely new quilty goodness!

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  33. I love the fall colors and getting out my fall quilts to decorate my home.

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  34. Those colors make me feel invigorated like fall!

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  35. Autumn brings Thanksgiving, the best family holiday ever!

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  36. My favorite thing about Autumn is the colors!!!

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  37. Autumn on cape cod beautiful colors great walks on almost empty beaches soccer games and apples.

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  38. Color! Autumn is all about the color : )

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  39. My favorite thing about Autumn is the colors! Just like in this Autumn Oakshott Bundle

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  40. Lovely quilt! I love the colours and enjoying walking aimlessly seeing the wonderful palette nature gives us.

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  41. My favorite thing about fall is all of the wonderful apples.

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  42. I love the colors of fall. Your quilt is lovely with the circles quilted

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  43. I love the beautiful colors and the yummy foods - such a comforting time of year!

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  44. I love the cool weather, so I don't feel so guilty about being inside quilting. And the colors too!

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  45. My favorite things are the red and orange leaves against a bright blue sky and coming home to homemade soup!

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  46. I love the trees bursting into a flame of glory, painting the skylines with their majestic hues of red and gold. The richness of the colors remind me that even in 'older age' we can change and make the world a better place.

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  47. Love the colors of fall and your quillt is beautiful!

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  48. It is a toss up between the color or the crisper weather. Love this giveaway. Thanks.

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  49. Autumn???? There is 2 inches of snow on the ground here in northern Wisconsin! But our autumn was beautiful - the colors are the best! And long walks to enjoy them in the crisp cool air - love it!

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  50. I love everything about Autumn, the cooler temperatures, the lovely leaf colors and the feeling of gathering in and "hunkering down" for the coming winter.

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  51. I love the colors, the crisp air and family gatherings!

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  52. Watching the pretty leaves from behind my windows, where I'm sitting warm & well with a cup of hot chocolate. Or coffee. Whipped cream always makes it even better! I actually dislike the short days and hour savings (or, back to regular time, it's always off for the place where we live), but the colors. Nothing beats autumn colors. Even my closet screams autumn to me all year round... :) We're lucky with this year's weather though, it's still over 10 degrees C, which is good! <3

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. My favourite parts of Autumn are the beautiful colours and the tasty fall foods

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  54. My favorite part of autumn is the changing of the leaves.

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  55. My favorite part of Autumn is the falling leaves and that crispness in the air.

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  56. My favorit thing about Autume is the turning of the leaves, do not like the rain so much, but the cooler temperatures are also great. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  57. I think it relates clear back to the '1st day of school' but autumn always seems like fresh starts to me.

    I have to say that is a odd book cover. It looks like steps up to a gallows with the feet showing of someone who was hung. I suppose it is supposed to be someone hanging the OP quilt...but their feet are just hanging there in space.

    I LOVE the quilting on your quilt. Graphic quiltings adds so much to any pattern, stippling/meandering muddies the whole finished project.

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  58. I just love Old Dutch. You are right about the fact that the windmills seem to be moving. Almost like imaging them swaying with the wind. I love watching the trees turning different colors. Just so amazing and so beautiful to see and enjoy. Thank you for the chance to become a winner. Just love the idea of maybe receiving a squishy package in the mail. Just really makes your day.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  59. My favorite thing about fall is the crispness of the air. It's as fresh as a new spring morning but with the tinge of cold, more invigorating. Thanks!

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  60. Love those Autumnal colours. Thanks.

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  61. Hi!!!! Love your Old Dutch Quilt!!!!! They do look like they are spinning!!!!! The fabrics are lovely!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  62. Going to our local cider mill for fresh cider and apple fritters!

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  63. Autumn is my very favorite time of the year here in Kansas. The air is so crisp it seems to awaken the senses. The sky is bluer and the leaves much more colorful. With this awakening, it reminds us to get outside and enjoy this change.

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  64. I love that fall is sweater weather! Love the color change in the leaves but hate having to rake them.....

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  65. I love the fall colors even here in Northern California where there are some trees which put on a good show. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  66. There is nothing I don't love about Autumn. The colors, the constant changing back and forth, the harvest, snuggling, doing inside stuff, playing and doing outside stuff in the cooler, but not quite cold weather. I just love it!

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  67. My favorite thing about autumn is finally putting a quilt on the bed and waking up toasty warm on a chilly morning. Oh, and my birthday in October is nice too :-)
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  68. I love the saturated colors of Autumn = Deep reds, orangges and even the browns. Looking forward to perusing this new book.

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  69. My favorite thing about Autumn is definitely the leaves! Or maybe the cool days! Or maybe roasting marshmallows in the fire pit with my daughter! Or maybe the subtle difference in the rays of the sun! Oh! Too many good things!!

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  70. I like the crisp air and changing colors of the leaves-just don't like having to rake them all up!
    Your quilt is just lovely, great design.

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  71. Favorite part of Autumn? Pumpkin Spice Chai at Starbucks!

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  72. Fall running and cool weather foods.

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  73. My favorite thing about Fall is all of the colorful leaves on the trees as well as how they weave themselves together into a colorful carpet on the ground. Of course my least favorite thing about fall is having to rake up all those leaves that have fallen to the ground.

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  74. I adore the crunching of the fallen leaves - it is the MOST satisfying thing!!
    The colors and the cooler temps are also very welcome, but the crunching - love it!

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

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  75. I love the leaves and snuggling under quilts

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  76. Natures colors in the Fall are the most inspiring thing. It gives me great inspiration.

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  77. I love the way the colors light up the countryside!

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  78. Fall colors are what I love about fall. Too bad we don't have the tree's in Southwest Texas to change colors!

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  79. My favorite thing about fall has to be the beautiful colors of the leaves. I used to collect leaves and press them between all the catalogs that we got and then use them on the tables at Thanksgiving. But, a year ago we moved to Alabama, and we just don't get the pretty colors down here. I miss that part, but I don't miss the snow:) Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  80. My favorite thing about Autumn is the cooler weather! It is November 6, and here in Houston, it's going to be a high of 70 today. I can finally wear a jacket outdoors!

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  81. My favorite thing about Autumn is the colors of the leaves when they change. Thank you for the chance to win this great bundle of fabric. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  82. I love the changing of the leaves too. The colors are beautiful! Thanks!!

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  83. Someone above mentioned all the comfort foods that come in autumn - soups and stews and things like that - and yeah, I definitely can get behind that! Also, the colours of the leaves is wonderful. And breaking out the wool coat that's too warm the rest of the year and too cold through the winter.

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  84. Your quilt is lovely. Congrats on being a contributor. In the fall, I love walking through crunchy fallen leaves and the light of the sun as it changes over from summer to fall.

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  85. I love all the beautiful colours of fall, and the crisp fresh smell in the air! Even though it predicts the start of the snow!! But that is beautiful in its own way :)

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  86. Fall to me is the changing Color of the leaves, and the sound of walking in them.

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  87. Finally getting to wear warm clothes all the time

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  88. Your quilt pattern is lovely! I see your favorite flying geese and HSTs! My favorite thing about autumn is the varying shades of red, orange, and yellow leaves and sitting at my sewing machine, cozily enjoying a rainy day!

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  89. My favorite thing about fall is to see all the changes in nature. The color changes, the migration of the birds and the change in the air where it is crisp, fresh and clean.

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  90. Love autumn because of all of the colors that the leaves change into....the reds, yellows, and oranges. Most beautiful time of the year.

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  91. The cool crisp air and color of the leaves.

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  92. I love autumn days when it's sunny and the air is cool and crisp, and the changing colors of the leaves are just beautiful.

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  93. I love the colors - they are my go-to palette for quilts. I also love that I can sit at night and watch tv bundled up in a quilt to stave off the cooler weather. Nice and toasty.

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  94. The color change of the leaves is always a favorite. But my ultimate favorite thing I look for every year is that exact moment when the leaves fall and get caught in a breeze and do a twirly dance before settling on the ground. It is even better if that happens while sipping fresh pressed cold apple cider and munching on hot cinnamon sugar doughnuts at the local cider mill (which has been around since 1863!). Oh Autumn how I love thee!

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  95. I love the change in weather - Texas summers are brutal and Autumn promises relief. Thanks for the giveaway of lovely fabrics!!

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  96. Cool camping. Warm fires. Back to my sewing room!!

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  97. Nature throws a party during autumn. The colors, the falling confetti, the soft carpet of leaves, and the apple cider -- it all feels like a celebration. It helps that my husband's birthday is in October.

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  98. After the heat of the long summer, I look forward to the cooler temps and the color changes on the trees.

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  99. The comfort foods. (I havent liked fall in the past as being first pregnant and everything was dying, ive finally gotten over it and can say i enjoy the foods and colors).

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  100. I love the change of the light in the early evenings of autumn. The changing leaf colors are just breathtaking in that light.

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  101. scrunching leaves in the gutter - sqruash sqruash

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  102. My favorite thing about autumn? It's gotta be the pumpkin flavored frozen custard stuff at Culver's. Oh, wait, no, caramel apples! No, no, mallowcream pumpkins! Argh, how do I decide!

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  103. I can't say I like autumn at all. Spring is my favorite season--it means rebirth to me. By contrast, autumn means death. It means winter is coming, it means my flowers are gone, it means no more lovely nectarines, etc. sigh. Apples are good, but get boring.

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  104. The weather! That makes me want to sew all the things!!!

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  105. The leaves are the best, but the cool, dry air is a closer second.

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  106. Autumn. I love the crisp clean air, brilliant blue skies and variegated leaves.

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  107. you have certainly created an illusion with this quilt, what do I like about autumn it has to be the colours certainly isn`t the colder weather!

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  108. Love crunching through the leaves, and the cool yet warm enough days. Thanks.

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  109. The colors. Your quilt is simply stunning. Thanks for the generous giveaway. The bundle is gorgeous.

    janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

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  110. I like the cooler weather and the changing colors of the leaves.

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  111. The best part is the cool weather, fresh apples and pumpkin everything.

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  112. Very cool quilt, love the bundle colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  113. HELLO,it is difficult to name one thing: walking in crackly falling leaves, drinking hot cider,eating Caramels!!! Love your project 'Old Dutch'! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  114. I love the color in the trees.

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  115. Rosemary B here:
    Oh my goodness the quilt is sooo beautiful!

    Well, I like Turkey Hill Pumpkin Pie Ice cream. It only comes out in November and December.
    Other than thaaaat..... crunching on the leaves.
    Thank you for this opportunity to win this bundle of lovely colors!

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  116. My favorite part of fall is the rich colors of the season. I love to go out hiking in fall with my camera. Lots of good memories. Love your quilt. Thanks for the chance at this beautiful bundle.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  117. This quilt is amazing and the quilting a perfect design!! I love the fall for the colours and I enjoy hiking and taking photos... it really is the perfect time of year for those activities.

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  118. The abundance of the garden...picking the first fat pumpkins and squashes...and cooler weather

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  119. Definitely I love the rich warm colors best. In fact, most of my house is decorated in these colors… I absolutely LOVE the Autumn Bundle! It would look wonderful made into your quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. My fav thing is the crispness of the air. It's so refreshing after the drag down heat. Thank you for such a wonderful give a way and a beautiful quilt design. rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. I love that I see so many shapes and combinations in your quilt. Beautiful job. And thanks for the chance to win. Oak Shot cottons are just scrumptious. My favorite thing about Autumn is cool crisp days (if we can get them in Louisiana!)

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  122. Well, autumn is my favorite season so there are lots of things that I love about it: bonfires, roasted marshmallows, hay rides, colorful leaves, cool, crisp days, a fire in the fire place, pumpkin bread, apple crisp, gingerbread, shorter days and longer nights, etc! I love it! I love your quilt too!

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  123. I like the food of fall....squash, apples, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie. And I like the colors, but not the leaves to be raked! And your quilt is great....wonderful colors and a delightful pattern of quilting.

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  124. Out here on the farm, autumn is the time for slowing down a little and dinner is no longer between 8 and 10!! I love the smells of autumn - smoke from wood fires or leaves burning or how the fertile soil smells after a rain. The baking smells from the kitchen are wonderful! Love your quilt and the quilting - just perfect!! Thank you for the opportunity to win the Oakshott cotton!!

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  125. What I like the most about Autumn is the constant change of the landscape from green to an explosion of colour and then to the eerie leafless stage as everything goes into hibernation ready for the renewal of Spring. There are lovely Autumn colours in this FQ bundle.

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  127. I love the smell of burning leaves and the crispness of the air around me.

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  128. In Florida, it's the lower humidity and cooler mornings that make Autumn so nice!

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  129. My favorite things about fall are the beautiful colors and the cooler temps.

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  130. My favourite thing about autumn is sweaters. I love being able to pull my handknits out of storage and wear them again. And fall is extra nice because unlike winter and spring, I don't need to wear a jacket over them to protect myself from the damp (if you can call winter's steady downpours damp)--perfect sweater weather. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  131. Your quilt is lovely and congrats on the book! Originally from California, you don't see seasons really change so dramatically as you do in Kansas. I really appreciate and love seeing the leaves turn and the mix of colors that come with them. Unfortunately they seem to come and go so quickly, most certainly this year! Trying to soak it all up every ounce I can!

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  132. My favorite thing about Autumn is the cooler temps, the scents and colors.

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  133. My favorite thing about Autumn is the color play off the leaves across the mountains and the criso chill in the air.

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  134. I love everything about autumn...the crunch of the leaves as you walk in the forest, the beautiful colours... it's all yummy... just like this pile of fabric!

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  135. I love walking through crisp crunchy leaves and chestnuts

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  136. I love the crispness of the air and colors changing in the trees.

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  137. My favorite thing about Autumn is the cooler weather. I hate the summer and being hot.

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  138. Enjoying the brilliant colors on the trees.

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  139. I love Fall the best of all seasons, here in N.B. we get such beautiful foliage and sunny,coolish days.
    Love the fabs and a chance to win, thanks.

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  140. The fabulous colours and the crips air. Thanks for the chance!

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  141. I love the cooler mornings and how good a soft sweatshirt feels now that it's not too hot to wear one. Of course I love all the color too - truly my favorite time of the year. I love your quilt and think the design you used to quilt it is awesome! Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful fabric.

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  142. the colors, the crispness, the crunch of leaves all of it

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  143. Love the cooler nights for sleeping and adding a quilt or two to snuggle under both while sleeping and while watching tv.

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  144. I love being able to see my breath in the air. And the smell of fall! Thanks so much.

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  145. I love all the beautiful colors!

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  146. Football is a wonderful thing about autumn!

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  147. I love the colors of the leaves in the Fall. Excellent giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

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  148. i love the foods and drinks of fall. nothing better than pumpkin spice!
    *fingers crossed that these beauties come home with me*

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  149. Hi there Melissa,
    I just love the smell of the falling leaves..don't like all the rain we get though!
    Of course, the smell of a pumpkin spice latte works for me too!!!
    I have been dying to try out these Oakshott cottons. I hear they look even better in person.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  150. I love the colors of fall. That Autumn Oakshot is one beautiful bundle!

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  151. Hot cocoa and fires. Ah, the good life we live.

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  152. My favorite thing is all the colorful leaves on the trees!

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  153. Living in the deep south we don't enjoy the beautiful colors of fall, but I do enjoy the cooler weather. Thanks for sharing about the book.

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  154. The beautiful colors of fall.

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  155. Beyond the colors of fall I LOVE to walk through a yard covered in leaves, to hear them crunch and watch them fly up and dance in the air.

    Dorothy

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  156. Love your optical illusion quilt! Besides the beautiful colors, I love autumn because my birthday occurs during autumn. And getting older is much better than the alternative!
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  157. Besides the colours, we love sitting around a bonfire by the lake - wrapped in a quilt of course!

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  158. the crisp cool mornings, the sun shining on the saturated colors of fall leaves and pumpkin flavored baked goods...yum!

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  159. I love Thanksgiving, spending time with my family and cooking delicious autumn goodies!

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  160. its all about apple picking in the fall, take the nieces eat some amazing apples yum.

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  161. That first picture is perfect for showing the illusion effect! Lovely quilt :)
    My favourite thing about Autumn is that it starts to get cooler so you can go back to wearing snuggly jumpers!

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  162. Sadly, we are into winter already here! What's not to love about autumn? Colours of fall, crunchy leaves, sunny but not hot days, crisp evenings, you get to pull out your styling boots and wear them! annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  163. my favorite thing about autumn is the colors and pumpkin smell in baking.

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  164. I love love love the change of the trees in all their glorious colors!

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  165. Living in Houston, autumn is when we finally don't sweat every time we walk out the door. I love when it's darker at dinner time. Lighting candles makes it seem so cozy. Plus there's more excuse to cuddle up with a quilt on the couch!

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  166. My favorite thing about fall is the relief of cooler weather. Living in the South, the garden is happier when things cool down too!

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  167. I love wearing flannel. I love the beautifully colored trees. I love the crunchy leaves. I love soup and stew and Thanksgiving dinner! I love family.

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  168. I love all the beautiful colors of autumn and the cooler weather. Thanks for the chance to win. The fabric is beautiful.

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  169. Autumn is absolutely the most striking time of year - cool weather, sensory perception is stimulated everywhere you look. Even the stars shine more brightly in the fall.

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  170. My favorite thing about autumn is the beautiful colors of the leaves, especially as they contrast with the dark, slim tree trunks.

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  171. Love your quilt Melissa. You are so talented.
    I love the Fall season because I enjoy the colder temps. It gives me a chance to do lots of baking, sewing, knitting.

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  172. Love the colors and the cooler temps, I get to put the quilts back on the beds.

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  173. Love the quilting on this quilt!! My favorite thing about autumn is the lovely colors of all the leaves changing, sipping tea by the fire, and pumpkin EVERYTHING!!

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  174. I love your Old Dutch quilt.....gorgeous!!! The colors are beautiful!! My favorite part about fall is the beautiful colors. Thank you!

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  175. I love the leaves- so so pretty!!

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  176. I love these fall colors and your quilt is beautiful. My favorite thing about fall is the aura of color from the changing leaves and the crisp fall air.

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  177. I love the colors of fall, the leaves. Thanks for the chance!

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  178. I love all the colors in the leaves, and the smell of apple and pumpkin pies baking! Thanks!

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  179. That quilt is amazing!!! That spiral design is just perfect for this quilt!
    BTW, my favorite things about Autumn are the colors of the leaves and the crispness in the air.

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  180. I love the cooler days and beautiful colors of Fall!

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  181. Autumn here in Florida means cooler weather and bird migration. Love the birds.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  182. Great quilt. I love to watch all the leaves change colors

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  183. Your quilt is just gorgeous, Melissa. I really love it.
    My favorite thing about Fall is the beautiful colors of the trees. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  184. I can start growing my winter coat....as in not shaving my legs anymore!

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  185. I love that it gets cooler at night, but still warm during the days. But, I have to admit, Shayne's comment above mine about not shaving legs anymore is totally true! :)

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  186. Autumn brings joy and a sense of freshness- crisp air, rejuvenated studies in school, and still plenty of time to prepare handmade gifts for the holidays, eat fresh produce, and enjoy life.

    Love the quilt, too!

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  187. This is the giveaway of the century! My favorite part of autumn is my birthday. A little selfish, I know, but I really do tend to have a good time! :)

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  188. Pumpkin everything!! Love pumpkin! Other stuff too, but that has been on my mind a lot lately!! :)

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  189. We get about two whole weeks of autumn here in the Deep South so I do love that cool weather! Old Dutch is lovely and so is the bundle. Thanks!

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  190. I like transitions, so Autumn is all about the transitions for me. :) That first hint of crispness in the air, getting out the scarves and dusting off the crock pot for all the soups!

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  191. My favorite thing of fall is the fantastic display of colors in the turning leaves. The cooler weather is a very close second!! I love your quilt "Old Dutch". The colors are fantastic.

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  192. Carving a pumpkin and Roasting the Pumpkin Seeds. Then devouring them of course:)
    The Autumn Oakshott bundle is absolutely gorgeous. My favorite colors are Orange, gold, yellow and I can't get enough of those incorporated into any project I take on. Thank you Melissa so much for inspiring me.

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  193. My favourite thing about Autumn is the first whiff you get of it ... there's a change in the feel and temperature of the days and then you can just ... smell it. And you know. Autumn's here!

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    1. Old Dutch is a gorgeous quilt by the way :) Definitely going to give it a try!

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  194. My favorite thing about autumn is the cooler temperatures.

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  195. I love hayrides in the crisp autumn air. Your quilt is wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win that lovely oakshott bundle'

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  196. Love to watch my Japanese maples turn colors and the cool crisp air#

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

Melissa