Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lots of Goodness and a Giveaway...

I've been a little lax about posting lately but there is an awful lot of good stuff going on over here!  First of all, remember my enormous feather quilt?


Well I took a leap of faith (and a huge weight off my shoulders) and sent it off to a professional!  This is my first time sending a quilt out to a long-arm quilter, but I couldn't ask for better hands to place it in than award-winning quilter Margaret Gunn.  I cannot wait to see what she does with it - I'm on pins and needles waiting!

I've also finished up a small project for the BMQG Sewing Room Swap.  I can't show you the finished product yet because its currently travelling to its new home, but watch out for the reveal this Friday.  Instead, here's a sneak peek at the fabrics that I pulled...


After rushing to make a sample block for my turn as the ScrapBeeLicious Queen Bee for May, I managed to finish up a second block after I posted the instructions.  The dark purple is hard to photograph, but seeing two blocks put together really shows what the overall pattern will look like.  I am SO in love with these blocks and cannot wait to see what these talented ladies can pull from their scraps!


And finally, lest you think that my tilted star alphabet blocks have been languishing in a box somewhere alone and forgotten...well, you just might be right.  I actually finished all the ABC blocks over a month ago but when I started piecing them together into rows, I saw that where the star points were abutting, the seams were getting pretty thick.  A hazard of paper piecing sometimes, but so frustrating!  So I put it away until I felt like tackling it again...and next week I will have a finished top and (I hope) some quilting in progress to share.


Spoiler?  I actually proved my greatest fear that a broken needle can fly into the air and hit you in the eye.  Okay, near the eye.  But still! Shudder...


And now for the real reason that you might still be reading (but I hope you've had a fun read along the way ;)) is that today is Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!  I am positively drowning in fabric over here and my bins are starting to overflow.  I'd like to giveaway an assortment of 6 fat quarters in a rainbow of colors - because I love a good rainbow quilt and hope that you do too!  There's some Tula Pink, Lizzy House, Thomas Knauer, and a few other Free Spirit fabrics thrown in there - all great names to have in your stash!


Simply leave a comment to let me know what color you love to sew with the MOST and you will be entered to win.  If you want a second chance to win, leave me a comment to let me know how you follow my blog (Feedly, Bloglovin, etc.).  International comments are welcome and I will close the comments on May 16th at 5pm EST.  I'll pick the winner through the good old Random Number Generator on May 18th.

Just a reminder that if you're a no-reply commenter, please leave your email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win.  Thanks so much and happy commenting!

407 comments:

  1. Stephanie your projects are lovely. You are very creative. I enjoy stitching with all colors but I seem to have too many oranges. Lol

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  2. I already follow on bloglovin

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  3. I love your feather quilt! Wow! I guess I'd say orange is my most common color, although chartreuse (?) would be a close second. :-)

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  4. I follow your blog in my old-school Blogger list!

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  5. Lately, I have been using a lot of teal. It is my new favorite!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I love a rainbow quilt too, although I love sewing with aqua right now.

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  7. I would love to make a rainbow quilt. It seams that I have a lot of blues and greens.

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  8. Love the feather quilt and can't wait to see the finished project and the Friday surprise. My current favorite color is aqua followed by sea glass green.

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  9. I follow via Bloglovin and Blogger.

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  10. Your quilts are awesome! And I can't wait to see the finish with the leaves on the purple blocks. It will be stunning. My favorite color to sew with I blue. Thanks!

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  11. I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  12. Love the alphabet stars, can't wait till they're done. I follow by bloglovin.

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  13. I don't have a favorite color, and the color I sew the most with is White or off-white. I tend to use it as a background quite often.

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  14. I always come back to earthy colors & flowers, brown, sand, green...

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  15. Already following this blog through Feedly.

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  16. I sew with lots of yellows, my favorite color.

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  17. Lately I seem to use Aqua in everything.

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  18. Is it weird that I would choose grey LOL. It just works with so many different colors and I find myself pulling it for more and more projects! I love your bee block! Is it applique or are those tiny stems pieced?!

    ellascottage at inspired-design dot ca

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  19. Ouch, hope your face is OK. I tend to use a disproportionate amount of yellow....

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  20. I guess it would be white or grey of some sort, followed closely by any type of green!! Wonderful feathers - I look forward to seeing how it looks with the quilting.

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  21. I follow you on Bloglovin, thanks.

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  22. I use lots of white in my quilting but as for actual colours I use more blue than anything. Your feather quilt looks amazing, look forward to seeing it finished. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  23. Bright blue has made it into a lot items

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  24. I love to sew with all colors but I do lean toward aqua blues!

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  25. I follow you on bloglovin!

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  26. Right now my favorite color is aqua. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  27. I am working on two quilts with western fabric now but my favorite is black and white fabrics with a little color thrown in.

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  28. Purple and grey seem to be popping up in all my projects at the moment. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. I find myself using a lot of blues for my sewing projects.

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  30. Red is currently my color of choice! Cute projects you are working on!

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  31. I love to see with neutral linens. There is so much scope colourwise and it sits beautifully with every colour. I am also about to start a purple quilt for my daughter, this will prove a challenge as it is not my fave colour.

    Your feathers look amazing, looking forward to seeing it quilted.

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  32. I like using bright, fun colors right now. Guess it's the season. Thanks.

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  33. I love to "sew" with blue but really I just collect blue fabric and then it's too pretty to cut into and end up using my oranges and yellows and tiny scrap pieces of blue to make me feel better! I do need more purple in my stash, thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. It seems that orange always ends up in all my quilts. Thanks for the chance.

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  35. My favorite color is orange, but my favorite to use changes all the time.

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  36. Right now my fav color to quilt with is orange. My next project is turquoise and grey so that will be my next fav colors.

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  37. I love blacks and whites!

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  38. I love sewing with bright bold girly colours.

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  39. follow on bloglovin- Desiree Glaze

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  40. I love bright greens but lately loving orange and yellows.

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  41. One day I want to attempt a feather quilt! So pretty.
    I seem to be drawn to greens and blues.
    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  42. Fav. colour is purple!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  43. I follow via Bloglovin already ;)

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  44. Sewing with Orange is my favorite! It goes with everything I want to make! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Blue is my go to color. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  46. Happy to be a follower with Bloglovin.

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  47. I like blue a lot but really sew with whatever colors fit my mood and the season. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  48. I'm a sucker for pinks.. :)

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  49. Greens and blues are my favorite to quilt with, but I also like picking up a FQB of a designer's line and using every piece! :D
    I LOVE your feather quilt! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  50. Following you on Bloglovin'! (Sew at Home Mummy)

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  51. Blue is my favorite. Cindy bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  52. Following you with bloglovin. Cindy bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  53. i tend towards greens but lately anything grey has been catching my eye.

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  54. That feather quilt is beautiful! I tend towards sewing with greens most often, with reds probably coming in second.

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  55. Blues are my favorite color to sew with.

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  56. I think brown is my favourite colour to sew with, though blue is a close second.

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  57. I seem to use a lot of blues and browns. I am not sure if I do it on purpose or not lol

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  58. What lovely projects! I love yellows and blues. And am also freaked out about the possibility of flying sharp things impaling one's eye, but luckily haven't had it happen yet!

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  59. I guess I'd choose purple. For some reason, this last year..purple has been the color of choice. I have never had a "fav" color, but purple seems to have done it!
    Found you on the Sew Mama Sew blog giveaway!

    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://www.fabricandmemories.com

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  60. I am following you with Google!


    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://www.fabricandmemories.com

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  61. Blues or dark colors are my favorites.

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  62. I am a fan of aqua and bright lime green.

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  63. I don't know if there is ONE color I love to sew with, I like them all.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

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  64. I love all saturated colors but I'm particularly drawn to teal!

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  65. My mother said that green goes with everything that it why God made grass green :-) ! And I end up using lots of green....there is a green for everything!

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  66. I have been following you on Bloglovin...

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  67. I tend to go with earthtoned fabrics the most. Oranges, rust, greens, blues and reds of the darker tones.

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  68. I follow you on Bloglovin'.

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  69. Brown is my current fave. (At least judging by the fabric I've been buying and using!)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. I follow on bloglovin

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. If I have to pick one colour it would be blue, though I really like sewing with the whole rainbow of colours

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  72. I love red, especially the red tiny polka dot print. (Though I am LOVING that dark purple diamondy pattern on the right!) My second favorite is a teal. It's becoming more of a favorite for clothing options.

    Thanks for the neat combo of fabrics! I hope your quilt comes back and is everything you hope it to be!!
    elizabeth.waligora (at) gmail.com

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  73. I love to sew quilts and bags!

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  74. All colors, love scrappy quilts. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  75. Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  76. I love sewing with reds. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  77. I have lots of aqua and yellow :) Many thanks for the chance!

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  78. I'm always drawn toward blues and greens. Thanks!

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  79. I think I like sewing with blues the most. But there are many other colors I like too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. This is my first time on your Blog and have enjoyed looking at it. I love all colors but seem to have a lot of pink, blues and greens.

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  81. I don't have a favorite color to sew with, but I tend to use lots of reds. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  82. oh I love rainbow! I actually don't have one single favorite color, but if it's rainbow I'm happy!

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  83. and I'm a new bloglovin follower

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  84. I love to sew with warm colors, I think because I have a collection of blues and its not going down, but I have to sew for a bunch of new grandbabies right now.

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  85. Your quilts are fabulous.I love many colors but my best favorite is green.

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  86. Looking at my finished quilts, it seems I like red a lot!

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  87. I love sewing with greens and blues (hard to pick a winner between the two).
    amy.forkner at gmail dot com

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  88. I now follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  89. I mostly sew with aqua and blue, it seems according to my scraps bin!

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  90. I'm a new follower via bloglovin

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  91. What beautiful makes you have! I think my favorite color right now is blood red, but I feel myself moving toward plum lately

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  92. My favorite color to work with is any shade of green.

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  93. I love to sew with various shades of orange and pair them with blue or pink.

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  94. Green is my favorite color to sew with! And you can definitely see it in my stash.

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  95. I have to watch myself or everything I sew would be blue. I love rainbow quilts and scrap quilts. Thanks.

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  96. Green is my favorite. Have fun with your giveaway!

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  97. love all but use lots of blues and yellows.

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  98. I thoroughly enjoy making red white and blue quilts!

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  99. I use green the most. Love the fabrics you picked!

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  100. I love blue, but green and pink follow closely behind!

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  101. I seem to be sewing with lots of turquoise lately!

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  102. I love to use red in my quilts.

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  103. bright and cheery colors are my favorite

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  104. Thanks! I love navy blue :)

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  105. I love all colors and all color combinations. Thanks for sharing!

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  106. I lean towards blue. I would love to try different fabrics, but can't seem to make them coordinate right. Thanks for the chance.

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  107. Grey is my favorite color to sew with! It's a good neutral without being white! Thanks for a giveaway.

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  108. I sew with reds and purples the most. :)

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  109. I sew with teal the most. And next would be purple. Those are my loves!

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  110. I love to sew with greens. And grays. I can't seem to stay away from them.

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  111. the color I most like to sew with would have to be aqua

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  112. Even though the boys FAR outnumber the girls in our family, I'm happiest when I get to sew girly ... with PINK :D

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  113. The colour I like to sew with most is blue.

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  114. Using a lot of pink and grey at the moment, Great giveaway selection

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  115. I use lots of colors but reds are always there

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  116. Use lots of blues & greens...tho does depend on what I am making..or who it's for.

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  117. I'm already a Follower thru Bloglovin too :)

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  118. Just one color?!? Golly, guess that would be blue, no green! :-)

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  119. leaning towards greens & yellows these days

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  120. Right now I am drawn to greens as it my daughter's favourite colour.

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  121. I tend to sew with pink, being Mum to a little girl :-) thanks for the giveaway!

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  122. I put some red in every quilt I make. I don't necessarily plan it that way but it always happens.

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  123. I love blue the best, but any fun cheerful bright fabric will do in a pinch!

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  124. your feathers quilt is going to be so beautiful :-) I love sewing with blue and bright pink!

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  125. I use blues and I love Navy! thank you!

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  126. I love orange, yellow, red, warm colours in general.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    lauramdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  127. And I follow you via Feedly!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    lauramdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. I love to sew with pink the most, I think, because with so many easily distinguishable and matching shades, it's almost effortless to put something together that goes well. The same cannot be said of purple (red-purples and blue-purples mixing... ugh) or greys (the slightest yellow or blue tinge shows up terribly).

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  129. I love to sew with red and white!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  130. I follow Simple Sewendipity on bloglovin.
    kavis1@centurytel.net

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  131. Thanks for the giveaway! I love sewing with aqua and lime green, but also love rainbows and bright colors!

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  132. White! Love how it makes other colours pop and also clever use of white space.

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  133. love most: green, do most: blue

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  134. Blue is my color of choice. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  135. I love to sew with pink, I have 3 girls and pink as exploded in my home.
    red_murray2(at)yahoo.com

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  136. As long as the colors are bright I love them but if forced to choose I would say hot pink

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  137. I've been sewing with a lot of purple. Thanks!

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  138. I'm crazy about greens!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. I love sewing with green or yellow!

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  140. I'm nearly done with my purple/teal phase and am now moving into my peach/emerald phase. But my stash is loaded with everything, of course!

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  141. ORANGE. :-) Really! Thanks for the chance!

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  142. Rainbow. I know that isn't a color, but it is the truth! ALL THE COLORS is my favorite theme!

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  143. Yellow would be the color I am drawn to over and over

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  144. Green is my favorite colour, can't get away from it. lol Thanks for the chance to win.

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  145. I love them all! No way to pick just one - or even three! Thanks for the chance ! lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

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  146. I probably sew most with blue, followed closely by orange
    majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom

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  147. Follow you on Bloglovin'
    acmskiATcoxDOTnet

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