Monday, May 23, 2016

Unpacking and Picking

I got back from market Saturday Evening and what a fun trip it was!!!!  You can see lots of fun pictures from Market at either my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter page, depending on which social media your prefer.   And if you don't follow any of those, I plan to do a little write up on Wednesday.  I just need a few days to get all caught up first.    And the first thing to catch up on is unpacking.   But I have to admit . . . Unpacking fabric is way better than unpacking clothes ;)

This is my little haul from my Market Trip.  Some was Sample Spree, some was a little more shopping on the show floor, and all of those lovely flat fold yardage is from out little stop at the Riley Blake Warehouse.   Stopped to get batting and that fabric just sort of jumped in to the cart ;)  So fun!!!  So now it's time to find a place for everything!!



But . . . Before I put everything away, you might have recalled, if you followed along this weekend, me sharing this little picture.   I picked up a few bundles at Sample Spree and I have a special little event giveaway planned for later this week and want to know . . . which bundle should I use for the prize????



Paintbox Basics by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman


Grand Canal by Kate Spain's for Moda


Raindrop by Rashida Coleman Hale for Cotten + Steel



Or lastly, a mix of Cotten + Steel from Fall 2015

So tell me in the comments, which is your favorite bundle???  I will announce be announcing this little giveaway fun on Thursday  and the bundle with the most votes will be the prize!!!

And now, I best get back to unpacking, because my suitcase of clothes kind of got skipped over in favor of the fabric ;)

Happy Quilting!!!

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263 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a fun time and picked a lot of ggod stuff! I love the Grand Canal bundle by Kate Spain the most of your bundles and hope you pick this and then me as winner;-)

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  2. Sounds like a great trip. I enjoyed the photos on instagram from you and others. my vote is for grand canal.

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  3. Market sounds like so much fun! Great choices of fabric! Grand Canal would be my pick.

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  4. My vote grand Canal. Looks like a fun trip

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  5. Just simply gorgeous fabric bundles. I love Kate Spain so I have to choose Grand Canal. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome fabric bundle. Hope you had lots of fun.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  6. market market sounds both fun and exhausting. I like those soft colors of Raindrop.

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  7. Paintbox is my top choice. Glad you had a great time. Funny how fabric just ends up in our carts. :)

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  8. I like the Elizabeth Hartman paintbox. You can totally put my name on that one!!

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  9. I'd like to win Raindrop. So pretty!

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  10. Definitely Elizabeth Hartman's paintbox basics. It is so bright and cheerful.

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  11. Paintbox Basics by Elizabeth Hartman ... but they're all beautiful! Nice picks!

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  12. They're all incredibly beautiful (what fun you must have had picking them up!) but my vote is for Paintbox Basics by Elizabeth Hartman.

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  13. I love the Pa8ntbox basics. Glad you had a good time at market. Thanks for sharing your goodi3s!

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  14. Grand Canal is so pretty...that's my choice.

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  15. Well, I agree that unpacking fabric is WAY more fun than unpacking clothes!! :-) Can't wait to see your pics from Market in a few days!! And my vote is for Grand Canal: the colors are just too amazing!! Glad you had a good time and made it home safe!! I'll bet there alot of little ones kisses that you got when you arrived home!! Hugs, H

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  16. Paintbox basics would make a great prize. But I think the best prize of all is all the great pics I saw you post on FB.

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  17. Tough choice, I will go with Paintbox Basics
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  18. all are so cool, but Paintbox would be my pick.

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  19. My favorite is the Grand Canal by Kate Spain.

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  20. I love all of them, but really fell for the Cotton & Steel new lines, though that boxed bundle is a winner!

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  21. Grand Canal by Kate Spain gets my vote for the prize (and I hope to win because I so want to see this beautiful new collection!).

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  22. So hard to decide, but probably Raindrop.

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  23. So hard to decide, but probably Raindrop.

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  24. Paintbox! but they are all so cool! Thanks for offering all these giveaways!

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  25. Paintbox would be my choice. They're all wonderful though

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  26. So hard to choose! I think Paintbox!

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  27. Grand Canal, please! A beautiful rainbow quilt in my brain!

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  28. Any would be an amazing prize, but paintbox basics gets my vote!!

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  30. Looked at the wrong picture. It's the Paintbox Basics that caught my eye.

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  31. I vote for the Cotton and Steel bundle. Dreamy!

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  32. I like Paint Box Basics the best...love the rainbow of colors.

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  33. HI,My vote is for Paintbox Basics.
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  34. They are all lovely in their own way, but Paintbox Basics would be a sure fire winner at my house.

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  35. How fun! They're all sweets I'll choose the Paintbox.

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  36. What a great price! I choose the Paintbox Basics.

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  37. i like paintbox basics-- I am hoping to make elizabeth hartmans butterfly quilt

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  38. All of them, any of them. If I had to choose one it would be grand canal. I love everything Kate Spain

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  39. Love the bright colors in Paintbox Basics! What great samples to have.

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  40. Oh lucky you! I love the Grand Canal and the Paintbox Basics - I would die of indecision if they are placed equal distance from me ;))

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  41. They are all beautiful, but if I had to choose, I'd pick Painbox Basics.

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  42. Oh, you did snag some lovely things, Melissa! I vote for Grand Canal!

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  43. I would love to win any of them. My favorite is Grand Canal!

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  44. I like a mix of Cotton + Steel from Fall 2015.

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  45. Paintbox Basics just says "hello!" To me.

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  46. Tough choice! But I love the bright colors of Paint box.

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  47. Too hard to decide. Thanks doe the chance. Paintbox is very very pretty.

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  48. Ooo - I love the Paintbox Basics by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman (but they are all great!)

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  49. What beautiful fabrics you found Melissa! I love Grand Canal by Kate Spain.

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  50. I would choose Raindrop or Paintbox. They are all so pretty!

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  51. I'd say Kate Spain, but I'd take any of them!

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  52. Such a difficult but fun decision!! I pick the Cotton and Steele mix from 2015.

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  53. Grand canal looks so cheerful.

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  54. Paintbox basic because they would be handy to have around!
    Sandy A

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  55. What a fun time you must have had by the look of you loot. Any of these would be a great win, but I really like the bright colors of "paint box.

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  56. My favorite is Paintbox Basics. Absolutely love these!

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  57. It's all so pretty but I love the Paintbox Basics bundle!

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  58. Grand Canal is my verrry Favorite! But they all are Grrrreat!! :)

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  59. Paintbox basic is my favorite. Really loved them all.

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  60. Paintbox basic is my favorite. Really loved them all.

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  61. My favorite is Paintbox Basics! Love the color combination. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. :)

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  62. They are all so yummy! I vote for cotton and steel

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  63. I love them all but Grand Canal is my favorite.

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  64. Those are all amazing bundles, but Kate Spain is always a favorite of mine =)

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  65. Grand Canal by Kate Spain is my favorite but all of them are beautiful. I would be thrilled to win any of them.

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  66. They all look good, but I personally am most interested in Raindrop

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  67. All of these are amazing, not I single one I wouldn't choose for myself...but if I were to pick today? I think I would pick Paintbox Basics! Thanks for the up close!

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  68. All of these are amazing, not I single one I wouldn't choose for myself...but if I were to pick today? I think I would pick Paintbox Basics! Thanks for the up close!

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  69. They are all beautiful, but I love Paintbox Basics the best!

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  70. I really like Paintbox Basics! So bright and happy.
    Tracinecharest at gmail dot com

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  71. I really like Paintbox Basics! So bright and happy.
    Tracinecharest at gmail dot com

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  72. Oh my gosh, they all are great! I think that Paintbox Basics would be my pick, simply because of all the blue/teal...

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  73. Grand canal would be my choice! Pbstrand@msn.com....well, if course, if I were you it wouldn't be my choice because I'd want to keep it!lol

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  74. I really like the mix in Raindrop.

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  75. Paintbox Basics caught my eye, but I'm also a big fan of Kate Spain.

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  76. Brights in Grand Canal bring out my creative energies! Cheers!
    Donna Braucht

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  77. Brights in Grand Canal bring out my creative energies! Cheers!
    Donna Braucht

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  78. Wow, what a big pile of treasures! My vote is for Paintbox Basics.

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  79. Can't wait to see your post on market! I would love the Kate Spain bundle.

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  80. Paintbox basics ✨💖✨

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  81. Wow!! They're all beautiful, but I think I like Paintbox Basics the best.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  82. I vote for the cotton and steel mix! They all look wonderful, though!

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  83. My choice would be paintbox!

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  84. I love that Paintbox Basics! You came home with quite a haul! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. I love Paintbox Basics! What fun things you found:-)

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  86. Love the Cotten & Steel if I have a choice. It is hard to pick just one!

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  87. Love,love,love Paintbox Basics! You certainly came here me with awesome fabrics- thanks for sharing these beauties!

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  88. Paintbox Basics is my choice. I can see these fabrics in a Dresden plate or Grandmother's fan quilt. Or maybe a circles quilt.

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  89. Lots of inall the fabrics. Grand Canal by Kate Spain looks like a pretty quilt. Thank you so much.

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  90. It must be so awesome to go to Quilt Market. It would be extremely dangerous for me though. My pocketbook would be screaming!! I like Paintbox Basics, it looks like a fun line. Thank you for sharing some goodies and pictures with us. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

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  91. Oh wow - that looks like an awesome haul! All the collections look amazing but I love the Cotton and Steel.

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  92. The Paintbox Basics bundle stands out to me.

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  93. Sounds. Like you had a wonderful time. I would be thrilled with the cotton and steel

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  94. Paintbox Basics! I am loving all those bright colors!!

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  95. I love bright colors, so Paintbox Basics is my favorite!

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  96. My answer of course would be Kate Spain's Grand Canal!!

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  97. It looks like you had a fun trip! It's hard to choose just one but I like Raindrop best.

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  98. I always gravitate toward the brights, so Paintbox! Glad you had a good trip.

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  99. I am torn between Paintbox Basics and Grand Canal.

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  100. Paint box jumps out at me. So glad you had a nice trip.

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  101. I vote for Paintbox (like I already did on Instagram). :)

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  102. Wow Melissa, you are sooo nice to share! Paintbox definitely gets my vote, but I would also be quite happy with Grand Canal. 😊

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  103. Difficult choice but i choose grand canal!

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  104. So hard to pick but this time I think Paintbox Basics is my choice. Rina

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  105. paintbox basics - love Elizabeth Hartman's color palettes.

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  106. Paintbox Basics - who could resist those fantastic bunnies. rhoystevens at gmail dot com

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  107. Grand Canal looks like my favorite. I would sure love to go to that quilt market. It must be so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

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  108. I would pick Paintbox Basics. Only because you are making us pick!

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  109. So fun! I choose Paintbox Basics.

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  110. Oh wauw! This is hard! I love them all!
    I guess Grand Canal would get my pick. Or C&S? I cant get two? Well, then Grand Canal!
    Thank you for giving some away later this week (and good luck with reading all these comments to determine which bundle got the most votes! ;))
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  111. Love Grand Canal by Kate Spain!!!!!

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  112. They are all lovely but I'm always melt for Kate Spain- so grand canal.

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  113. If I had to choose one it would be Grand Canal

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  114. Toigh decision, torn between Paintbox Basics and the Cotton and Steel. Hmmmm. I think
    I would have to vote for the Cotton and Steel.

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  115. I'm smitten with Grand Canal by Kate Spain for Moda. But wow! What a haul! It's all gorgeous. Love all the bright colors.

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  116. Paintbox, please! I have a Rhoda Ruth layer cake that is crying out for company.

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  117. Oh, too hard to decide! I like Grand Canal and Paintbox but if I HAVE to choose one, Paintbox! So glad you had a wonderful time at market. :)

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  118. I love the Paintbox Basics! The colors are beautiful!

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  119. Paint box basics. Drhodes9@cox.net. Any would be fantastic.

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  120. What fun! Grand Canal is my favorite, very "juicy" colors as my first grader would say

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  121. Paintbox Basics and Grand Canal are my favorites. So many beautiful things at Quilt Market!

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  122. I'm voting for "Raindrop" - too cool! I love the fish and flies. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  123. Paintbox Basics - love those olive greens in there!

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  124. They are all so yummy! I would choose Raindrop! tljeo@yahoo.com

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  125. Grand Canal looks pretty. What about split a bundle w a few to just build up a stash.

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  126. Grand Canal gets my vote!

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  127. Wow - they all look yummy. I choose the Paintbox Basics because they would really round out a stash.

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  128. They are all so wonderful! I think paintbox would get by vote, with Grand Canal a close second.

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  129. I am drawn to paint box basics

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  130. They are all yummy! My favorite is the Paint Box Basics...so many options with this bundle of color!

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  131. I love the Paint Box basics. So many possibilities!

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  132. Hard to pick a favorite, but I guess I would say Paint Box Basics because of the reds & teals in it.

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  133. I loved your post of quilt market. If I had to choose a bundle I would love Paintbox Basics by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman. She is an amazing designer. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  134. I always love Cotton + Steel fabrics.

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  135. That's a lot of pretty fabric. My vote is for Paintbox Basics.

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  136. WOW! Great haul - but love
    Raindrop by Rashida Coleman Hale for Cotten + Steel. Thanks.

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  137. I would choose Paintbox Basics - so pretty.

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  138. Love the Paintbox Basics. But really, any would be awesome! Sounds like a fun trip!

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  139. Love the mix of Cotton & Steel since I still have none of their line. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  140. I'm picking Grand Canal. How fun!

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  141. Oh, wow. Such lovely bundles. However, Paintbox Basics won my heart in the end.

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  142. Raindrop all the way! Cotton + Steel is the BEST! :)

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  143. Now that really does look like fun unpacking! Glad you had such a great time Melissa! All those bundles are lovely! You don't see Rashida Coleman giveaways often. :)

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  144. Paintbox Basics looks amazing!

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  145. Oh how hard to chose!! I think I am going to pick Paint box! Although the 2015 Cotton and Steel would look pretty good in my sewing room.

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  146. Wow, great choices! I'd pick Grand Canal.

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  147. Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Paintbox Basics is my pick!!! Love them all of course!!!

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  148. Paintbox basics is my choice but I do love everything Kate Spain!

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  149. Definitely Paintbox Basics.

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  150. I like the muted pallette of Raindrops!

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  151. I like the muted pallette of Raindrops!

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  152. Are you serious!!! Who wouldn't be thrilled with any of the collections. I'm actually kind of partial to the Cotton and Steel 2015 group, but all are beautiful and make my heart flutter as my eyes dance.

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  153. All of them are great but my vote goes to Paint Box Basics! The butterfly quilt she made using these fabrics is unbelievable!

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  154. I love the Paintbox Basics! It looks like yo had a blast!

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  155. Paintbox Basics, love the variety of colors!

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  156. I vote for Paintbox Basics, but I'd be thrilled to win any of these. Thank you for offering the giveaway. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  157. Rain Drop...thanks for the chance!

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  158. Paintbox Basics is my favorite (for today! lol)
    Susie

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  159. Lovely fabrics - Paintbox Basics is my favourite.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  160. Wow lovely fabric bundles, cotton and steel mix 2015
    djcutting2 at gmail dot com

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  161. My vote goes to Cotton and Steel. I love how all of the favrics play together! Thanks.

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  162. All are just lovely, but "Raindrops" is my pick!

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  163. Id love to have allllll of them! LOL but no, you said one... sigh.. cant hurt to try. LOL I love Kate Spain's Grand Canal. Thanks...

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  164. I like them all, but I think I like Grand Canal best with Paintbox Basics a close second! Thanks for the opportunity!

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

Melissa