Monday, August 18, 2014

Fat Quarter Style - and a giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Fat Quarter Style book tour! Fat Quarter Style from the Fat Quarter Shop features 12 fun patterns that are quick to whip up and perfect for pre-cuts.


Fat Quarter Shop asked me to make the block from the cover quilt, Sparklettes.


I'm a fan of star blocks in any form, so this block was perfect for me. The instructions in the book were so simple, clear, and well-illustrated.

And once I made one block, well, I guess I just couldn't stop! It only took me an afternoon to make enough blocks for this crib-size quilt top. (The background is one of my recent Kona Solid faves, Aloe.)

Want your own copy of Fat Quarter Style? You can buy it right here. You can also comment on this post for a chance to win a copy, since the Fat Quarter Shop was nice enough to give me a copy to give away. I'll draw a winner on Monday, August 25.

And don't forget to visit the other stops on the Fat Quarter Style book tour—some still have open giveaways of their own!

Fat Quarter Style Book Tour

August 4 - Paula of The Sassy Quilter
August 6 - Kelly of My Quilt Infatuation
August 8 - Karin of Leigh Laurel Studios 
August 11  - Caroline of Sew Can She 
August 13 - Jana of Jana Machado
August 15 - Amy of Stitchery Dickory Dock 
August 18 - Lee of Freshly Pieced (you are here!)
August 20  - Holly of Bijou Lovely 
August 22 - Ashley of Film in The Fridge 
August 25 - Erin of Why Not Sew? 
August 27 - Kristyne of Pretty By HandAugust 29 - Amy of Diary of A Quilter

325 comments:

  1. Cute quilt! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  2. I really like the color of the Kona solid you used in your pretty quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Nice giveaway - thanks for a chance.
    skeshlaman@comcast.net

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  4. That is a really cute block. Thanks for the chance to win. If I do, I might have to make that block. :D

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  5. What a nice block. Love the colours. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. I'd love to win-this looks like a fun book!

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  7. I am a novice quilter and would love to have a go at making some of the designs in the book.

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  8. What a sweet block! You chose beautiful colors for your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book...can't wait to see what else is inside!!!!

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  9. This book looks great. I like your version of the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Looks like a wonderful pattern and pretty simple to do!
    emily@reznechek.com

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  11. Oooh, I love that! So cute! Thanks for the chance!

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  12. I love your quilt! That aloe background fabric is so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Darling quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Those star blocks are really cool. I love making star quilts too.

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  15. Love star quilts! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Lovely star blocks! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  17. The Blossom Quilt has been my utmost favorite! After seeing you bring the Star Block to life which is featured on the front cover of the book - I feel this one is a very close second. Thank you for this chance of winning this wonderful book.

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  18. Very cute! Your quilts are always so nice. Thanks for the chance to win the book :)

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  19. I am trying to behave and have less books but these patterns are begging to be done. I would love to win this book!

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  20. I am loving the Aloe solid too. Your version of the quilt is very lovely. I think this would look cute with Cotton + Steel fabrics...but the possibilities are endless!

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  21. I love star blocks, and your quilt top looks fantastic! Great colour choice. The book sounds great.

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  22. Your quilt top is fabulous! I love those stars!

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  23. It's always fun to enter these giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous book.

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  24. Your version is so fun! I love the cursive writing star!

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  25. I love your quilt top; thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  26. Love your fabric choices!! I would love to have this!!

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  27. Love your colors and need this book/
    Patricia C

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  28. What a great block - I love the colours you chose!!

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  29. I love your version with the "not white" background. Thanks to you and FQS for a chance to win!!

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  30. Luv the star block. Looks like a fun book. Thnx for the chance to win.

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  31. I love the pattern you chose from the book - beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  32. This book looks awesome! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  33. Love your quilt top - want to make one myself! Thanks

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  34. Darling quilt, love the green background. Very fresh and surprising.

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  35. Love the colors in your quilt, the pattern really showcases the fabric, thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  36. I like the star quilt. I especially like that you used a color and not white for the backround.
    It makes the quilt much more interesting

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  37. Your quilt came out beautifully. I must get a copy of this book!

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  38. So cute, love the background color

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  39. I'm with you. I love any kind of a star design.

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  40. Those stars are really lovely, and your use of colour is gorgeous. Thanks for this giveaway

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  41. Beautiful Quilt and I would love to win

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  42. I love that green background! I always play it safe with Kona white or snow - you inspire me!

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  43. Your baby quilt looks fantastic, I'll have to file away Aloe as a color to use in the future. Thanks so much to you and the Fat Quarter Shop for the chance to win!

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  44. cool stars! and thanks for the chance to win

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  45. what fun fabrics you used in your quilt. thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. Thank you, Lee, for the giveaway.
    Your quilt is so pretty. I especially love the green fabric.

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway...I am a huge Fat Quarter quilt fan.
    Good luck too all!

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  48. Cute quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. I have already considered buying this book but would love the chance to win!

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  50. Love this take on the star block. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. Precuts are my favorite choices to work with. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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  52. Your baby quilt is darling! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  53. Your quilts is very pretty and I would love to have this book....great giveaway
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  54. What a fun quilt top you have created! I love star quilts, have a ton of fat quarters and would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  55. Love that quit top, would also look great using Christmas fabrics, thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. I love your quilt...thank you very much for the giveaway!

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  57. interesting background color - I am obsessed with greys and navys at the moment

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  58. How simple yet effective, love it! Thank you for a chance to win the book!!!

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  59. Love this! Great pattern and colors!!

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  60. I love this block! It is my favorite from the book so far. I really like the colors in your quilt, it will be gorgeous when finished. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. This block is so nice. I like stars also.

    Greetings
    Anja

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  62. Thanks for a chance to win! Love that orange Lotus Pond too :) sarahd1781@gmail.com

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  63. I love the background color you chose for this quilt ~ it really adds a huge pop of unexpected color! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book ~ fingers crossed!!

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  64. I love the colors you choose for this! What a great giveaway!

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  65. Looks great -- I hope to see this book coming my way

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  66. This book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  67. The book looks great, I would love to give it a try.

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  68. Great quilt, I love the green background.

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  69. Drawing a winner on August 25? Why, that's my birthday! And wouldn't this be an awesome birthday present!! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great day!

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  70. Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. the book looks amazing win or not this is one book i have to have

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  72. Would love a copy of the book....thanks for the chance!

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  73. Would love to win a copy! So many quilts in this book I want to make!

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  74. The star quilt instantly caught my eye as well. This book looks like sew much fun, I'd love to win a copy!

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  75. Love this book! Your quilt is very cute!
    satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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  76. I'm also a fan of star blocks.
    Thanks for the chance to win this fun book.

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  77. That block looks so pretty! Love the orange with the aloe :) looks like a fun book!

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  78. I love working with fat quarters! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  79. I have their first book (Simply Fat Quarters) and love it! Would love a chance to win their new book - thanks!

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. What a gorgeous quilt! I'm especially a fan of your background color! I've seen lots of goodies from that book and I'm anxious to try a few out.

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  81. Fun star block! I wouldn't have thought to pair Aloe with those prints, but it looks fab! Thanks for the opportunity to win what looks like a great book!

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  82. Such a cute block. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  83. Love this new take on the star block. Love the color you chose.

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  84. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors you chose for your star blocks! Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway.
    amccrerrand(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. Girl, you are not afraid of color! This variation of stars is fun and fresh!

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  86. I have not tried Stars yet, but your close ips make them look incredibly easy!! Thanks for the Give Away~

    Huggs, Nancy

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  87. I love stars! Those elongated stars are so fun.

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  88. I would love a new quilty book. It has been too long since I got to just sit with one and dream of new quilts!

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  89. This book would be awesome to have!

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  90. Cute block and I love the "non-white" background! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  91. Loooove your block..Sparklettes is such a coool name,huh? :) Your quilt top is Awesome!

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  92. Oh, pick me, pick me! I would love to have this book!

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  93. would love to make something from that book, thanks

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  94. Such a dear design and presentation! It's calling me to make it. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Love the Sparklettes! I like stars in any form. Would love to win this book. Thanks!

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  96. That is a fun baby quilt. Looks like a fun book too.

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  97. Such a great star pattern! Love your take on it. Yay, giveaway!

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  98. I need to make a couple of baby quilts soon. These quilts look good but aren't terribly difficult and right now fast with style is good.

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  99. Love this pattern! I just organized my stash & found out I have ALOT of fat quarters :) this book would be great!

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  100. With dozens of fat quarters stashed, I could really use this book!

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  101. Love the quilt and beautiful fabrics used in it.

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  102. Looks lovely; great aqua choice for the background. :)

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  103. Looking good! I like your color combo.

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  104. The blocks are so unique and different! Thanks for the chance.

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  105. Thanks so much for offering the chance to win. I would love the book!

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  106. HI, THIS BOOK LOOK SO NEAT! I'D LOVE TO WIN A COPY!
    THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  107. I love your design. Would love the book.

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  108. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book. Your crib quilt is so beautiful.

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  109. That looks like such a sweet crib quilt - some baby had perfect timing, being born in the middle of a book launch!

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  110. I agree... I never get tired of stars. Love the stars you made :) it looks like a really cool book. It's on my wish list now :)

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  111. Very pretty colours . Thank you for the Giveaway chance.

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  112. Love your quilt and especially the Kona Aloe - one of my favorite colors. I'd love to win the book and get help with making stars, which I have not attempted yet.

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  113. I really like your star block- makes a darling quilt.

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  114. Those stars are such a different shape--and cute!

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  115. I would love to have this modern quilting book...beautiful

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  116. Thanks for the chance to win. I am loving all the quilts in this book
    Shawn

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  117. Very cute quilt! I would love a chance to win a copy of the book. Thank you.

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  118. This book looks like a lot of fun :) Thanks!

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  119. Getting excited about this book - so many easy and pretty patterns!

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  120. Love the colour combination of your quilt - looks great! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  121. I've been using more orange in my quilts lately. Love your color choice.

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  122. Those stars are so pretty! This pattern would make a beautiful Christmas quilt too!

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  123. That is just too cool. So simple and yet so perfect!

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  124. so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  125. Would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity. acbeier71@gmail.com

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  126. Looks like that book has some great ideas for putting cherished FQs into fabulous patterns! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  127. Looks like a wonderful book, thanks for the giveaway chance! craftnut at rocketmail dot com
    Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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  128. I love your background color! I'm such a fan of FQ's, one way or another I'm getting this book!

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  129. I have tons of FQ's begging to be used :) Thanks for the chance to win this terrific book :)

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  130. Love the colour of the background too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  131. The book looks wonderful, as does your version of the cover quilt!

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  132. I love the block
    doyleajackie at gmail dot com

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  133. I really like this book, so fun to see what people are making from it.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  134. I have a terrible addiction to quilting books, yes please!!

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  135. Looking forward to possibly winning this fantastic looking book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  136. Cute star - thanks for sharing & thinks for the chance to win.

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  137. I like the colors you used on this one- thanks for sharing!

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  138. Would love to win this fun book. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  139. Love the stars! And such potential for some many things.

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  140. I love the fabrics you chose for your quilt. Thank you for the giveaway. I love quick quilts, especially for gifts.

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  141. I love those elongated stars!! So interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  142. Your quilt look wonderful, I love the background colour you chose.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  143. I love stars as well! I don't know what it is about them! Those elongated stars are great! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

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  144. Love your orange star. Thanks for the tutorials, and giveaway.

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  145. Oh, I love this block. How perfect they asked you to make a star! Thanks to you and the Fat Quarter Shop for this chance to win.

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  146. Love this block and it looks like it goes together quickly.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  147. Great block and color combinations! How wonderful it is to have a chance to win this book on what would have been my daddy's 85th birthday. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  148. I'm always on the lookout for quilts that are fast to sew up. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  149. Love your fabric choices on that quilt!

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  150. Very cute quilt, pretty background fabric. Thanks for a chance to win the book!

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  151. Love the background color! Can't wait to see the new colors in person!

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  152. LoVe your background color!! I've been wanting to use a retro-y looking solid for the background on a quilt, and I can't wait to get one started. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway.

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  153. Love that Aloe background color. So cute!

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  154. Cute baby quilt, Lee. I love the aqua background. Thanks for the giveaway; I would love to win this book!. k(dot)castnette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  155. This book looks like fun. I already have lots of fat quarters.

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  156. I love star quilts and this is no exception - thanks for a chance to win.

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  157. Nice job on Sparklettes. So much fun to see it in another group of fabrics.

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  158. I love Lotus Pond and it looks great with this star block. I've really been looking forward to this book!

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  159. Love your fabric choices! Looks like a fun book!

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  160. This block is a different type of star. I really like the quilt you made.

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  161. Your version of the cover quilt is beautiful, Lee. It's good to see how you get hooked on different solid colors. I have a tendency, because it's easy, to stick with white. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!

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  162. I love star quilts too! Thanks for a great blog. And for this chance to win.

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  163. Oh how I would love to win, Thanks for the chance. Patti

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  164. Your stars are fun and colorful!

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  165. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book.

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  166. Love the background color you used. I plan to make this quilt as soon as I buy the book (or win it!)

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  167. I love to purchase fat quarters, and would be interested in reading about some new projects in this book. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  168. Star blocks are my favorite too. Thanks for a chance to win! The book looks so fun��

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  169. I love the stars too. This book looks great!

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  170. I would love a copy of this book. Your fabric choices for these stars is perfect.

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  171. Love that it only took an afternoon to make a crib size quilt. Fingers crossed!

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  172. Love your quilt, but how do you get it done so quickly?? Gorgeous colors and a lucky baby. :)

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  173. What a lovely quilt! Looks like a great book.

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  174. You got that fine in an afternoon?!? Wow. ☺️

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  175. What a great book. Thanks for sharing!

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  176. Love the colors you've choosen for your quilt!

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