Friday, March 9, 2012

Craftsy BOM Blog Tour [Plus, A Give Away]

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Yay!! Today is my stop along the Craftsy Block of the Month Blog Tour, if you are new here, welcome to my SoChick! Blog!


(If you're looking for The SoChick Chick's Guide to Fabric, you can find it here.  Part 2 will be up on Tuesday!)





I had planned to talk about how I was getting together with a friend of mine to make my February blocks, but life gets busy and sewing time this month was a bust (good thing we have nine more months to plan for sewing).  Instead, I've held out on sharing my February BOM's on the blog for today's post.  To recap, I joined the Craftsy BOM Lesson to learn some quilting skills, it being a free lesson was an added bonus, and to set aside personal sewing time for myself each month.


Here are my February Blocks:
#3 Balkan Puzzle Piece

#4 Chunky Chevron
As you can see, we are learning traditional blocks as well as modern blocks and this month's lesson had us making Half Square Triangles that were cut on the bias and straight grain!


**You can see my first month's blocks Here, and visit me on Craftsy, Here.**

Here is our super sweet instructor, Amy Gibson, showing off January's BOMs (The Asterisk and Wonky Pound Sign).
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I've said it before and I'll say it again and again... I l-o-v-e that Craftsy allows you to learn at your own pace... with running a business and little chicks to look after, I can't always sit and watch a complete lesson, but I know I can go back to it whenever and that they will always be available!  You could totally sign up right now and still view the January and February lessons.  


If you have some fabric lying around, and a few hours to spare one day a month, this is SO what you need to sign up for!  Plain and simple: a few hours sewing once a month and you'll have a nice lap quilt by the end of the year... aaaand a ton of skills for other projects!

If you don't have fabric lying around (shame on you... *wink*) you need to enter now to win $25 from our Blog Tour Sponsor:

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That's right, Fat Quarter Shop has been super generous to offer a $25 gift certificate at every stop along this Blog Tour!


Here's what you need to do to enter (on my blog):


-Leave a Comment on this post telling me what fabric you'd love to buy if you win the GiveAway


Yep, that's it, easy peasy.  Here are some rules:


- GiveAway will end on Thursday, March 15th at 11:59pm EST
- Be sure to include an email address (in your comment) where I can reach you if you win!
- Open to everyone, FQS ships Internationally, too.
- GiveAway winner will be drawn via random.org random number generator based on the total number of comments at the close of the GiveAway.


Thanks bunches for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the other stops along the Blog Tour... you can enter to win GiveAways at each!



Feb 24 - Miss Print
Feb 25 - Hoosier Toni
Feb 27 - Fresh Lemons
Feb 28 - Qubee Quilts
Mar 2  - mon petit lyons
Mar 3  - Mel's Own Place
Mar 7  - Sew Paint Create
Mar 9  - SoChick!
Mar 10- Spin the Bobbin
Mar 14- Ellison Lane
Mar 16- Old Red Barn Co







XxOo~ Melissa

92 comments:

  1. I am so very much enjoying Craftsy BOM. It is my very first BOM and I like that different techniques are covered each month. I love your fabrics in your blocks. Beautiful! I am just getting to know different designers and their fabics. So, maybe some Anna Maria Horner fabrics. Thanks for opportunity.

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  2. I am also loving the Craftsy BOM- love learning new techniques. I'm trying decide on fabric for a king-size quilt for our bedroom. Still looking. Thanks for sharing your work. jwdeschamps78@gmail.com

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  3. I would be buying a Moda bundle from the Fat Quarter shop. I am making the BOM aliong with Amy and learning a lot of techinques. I am a beginning quilter. beasbloomers@hotmail.com

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  4. I think I would like to get A Walk In The Woods - I love the little foxes!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com
    I love your color choices!!

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  5. Your block of the month colour choices are FAB-u-lous! I think I would buy more dots - Fly Away double dots - Sassy dots - Desired Things Dots.....dots!

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  6. I love your blocks! Your fabric choices are great! If I won this GC, what would I buy!? Hmmmm.....I had really wanted the Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy fabrics--but it seems like they have sold out of the prints I want--already! :( NOt to worry, I am still waiting for Vintage Modern to arrive...

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  7. I'm really enjoying the BOM at Craftsy. i would buy a bundle of red and white fabrics. I saw a string block made with these and now I really want to mae a whole quilt in these colors and with this block! amree58@yahoo.com

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  8. There are SO many things I'd love to buy at FQS! Maybe some Good Fortune, or some Reunion, or some Groovin', or some Sassy, or .... I sure would like to have the dilemma of having to choose! Thanks for offering this giveaway and I love your chevron block!

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  9. There are so many fabrics that I'd love to have.... But I think the next project that I want to work on is a quilt for my son-in-law. He is at boot army reserve boot camp right now. My daughter told me that he thinks a quilt that someone made just for him would be about the best gift ever. So I'm thinking something in blues (his favorite color).
    Thanks for being part of the tour, and your blocks are very pretty!!
    Tracy
    tracy@nwctv.com

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  10. I'm having so much fun with this BOM, it's my first time with one! If I won, I would buy some red and white fabric. I'm building up my stash just because right now that is what I'm drawn to for something for me! cecesews@gmail.com

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  11. I love your February blocks! I signed up for the BOM, but haven't started yet. I'm not sure what fabric I want to use yet, but I really like the Curious Nature collection by Parson Gray.

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  12. I'm already doing the Craftsy BOM, stop by and check mine out! I love your color choices for your February blocks. My February Chunky Chevron was a bit... shall I say kitchy? But, I love the course. Thanks for hosting this stop on the giveaway tour, and if I were to win, I'd choose the Lagoon Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle! The colors are super intense!

    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I've seen some great blocks on this tour!
    I'd love some Flea Market Fancy - along with the rest of the world!!

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  14. I love the colors in your blocks. I have a long list of fabrics that I would like to buy. I really like the alexander Henry lines right now though so probably one of those.

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  15. There are two lines I like - the revised FMF and Good Fortune. Hope I have the need to choose because I win! Thanks for the giveaway and snapshot into your use of Craftsy.

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  16. First I'd like to say I love your Feb. Blocks! If I am lucky enough to win I would love Flea Markey Fancy or Good Fortune. Thanks for being part of the blog tour! My e-mail is Nvjacq@gmail.com

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  17. Thank you for hosting the Blog of the Day GiveAway from Fat Qurters. I, too, am following Amy Gibson's block of the month tutorial and love her and her cute ways. If I should be lucky enough to win this days give-away, I would buy the Lagoon Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle. Beautiful!
    My email is Alice619@comcast.net

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  18. Thank you for hosting the Blog of the Day GiveAway from Fat Qurters. I, too, am following Amy Gibson's block of the month tutorial and love her and her cute ways. If I should be lucky enough to win this days give-away, I would buy the Lagoon Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle. Beautiful!
    My email is Alice619@comcast.net

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  19. Love the blocks! This tour has been so fun; thank you for participating and giving us a chance to win! :)

    I would probably get some of Michael Miller's Backyard Baby fabrics. I love the ant hill/pathway one. so cute! A friend of mine will be having a baby at the end of this month and how nice would it be to receive a handmade quilt for the little one? ;)

    Happy Quilting! :)

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  20. I am enjoying Amy's class! I'd probably buy Etchings Jelly Roll by 3 Sisters. Thank you for the chance to win!! My email is: mrssharon62@gmail.com

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  21. Love the blocks! Thanks for the chance to win !

    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  22. Love the blocks - especially the chunky chevron. I'd choose some Little Gatherings Brown Sugar or some California Girl. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I would buy scoot from riley blake to make this quilt for my twins boys that are due in may. Thanks for the giveaway

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  24. I would love to buy some Brrr when it comes out in the summer. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. I'd probably buy some batik prints, or moda solids (it may SOUND boring) but I have a Celtic Knot cross-stitch book I bought from the library for $5 that lends itself to half-square triangles and squares... Top o' the Quilting to Ya! moronolo@hotmail.com

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  26. love the blocks! the spa color scheme looks very nice. I love Amy! Doesn't she look so professional up there?!

    I also love FQS and would horde my gift card until Fig Tree's fall line Tapestry comes out :-) Oh, who am I kidding. I'd drop it immediately on whatever Moda pre-cuts have just come out at the moment LOL.

    Cheers!

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  27. I'd probably get some Pezzy prints...they are so perfect for pieced blocks. Thanks for the chance!

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  28. I'd put it towards some Pezzy Prints or Hello Pilgrim.

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  29. I'd like to try some civil war prints in a charm pack or two. I also love Thimbleberry fabrics.

    perlecotton57@gmail.com

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  30. I'd get some of the new Parson Gray fabric to put into a quilt for my hubby. I haven't decided which colors I like better yet though. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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      bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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  31. Melissa
    Thank you for hosting the Blog hop. This is so much fun! You don't even have to leave your home to visit websites with all kinds of projects to motivate. If I won the $25 Gift Certificate I would probably use it to purchase some more batiks to complete the Craftsy BOM quilt. I'm just finishing March's blocks. In fact, I did all 6 blocks this week! This is the first time I've used all batiks in a quilt. I love them because they are so versatile, bright and fun to mix, match, or coordinate.
    nellieduclos@yahoo.com

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  32. I am currently loving Seafoam Symphony Poetica by Pat Bravo. I'm pretty sure that's what I'd get.

    Thank you for the chance to win. Your blocks are gorgeous. Love the fabrics you've used. Great job.

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  33. Hmmm... If I won the gift certificate I would probably buy some moda marbles to use with some of the other fabric that I already have.

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  34. I'd perhaps get some Peanuts yardage. So cute!! I love Charlie Brown. :)

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  35. This is so fun--I'd get me some rich, creamy background stuff to go with the two '30s jelly rolls I have.

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  36. I love the new Christmas prints by Moda - I would get some Blitzen pre-cuts and see what I could make. Thanks for the give away!

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  37. Oops - forgot to give you my email address to comment above - jacklynnsteven@netzero.com. Thanks again!

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  38. Well, I have a list of wonderful fabrics I would like to buy but I can't get them all at once! Quilters Linen by Kaufman is on my list.

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  39. I have no idea what I would buy but I do know I would have a blast looking! sosully@tampabay.rr.com

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  40. Yay, thanks Melissa and Fat Quarter Shop for the giveaway! I would love to get my hands on the Cabana FQ Bundle by Iza Pearl Design for Windham Fabrics.

    I've been on the hunt for new places to shop for fabric and am glad I was introduced to the FQS!

    oneinthehand.etsy@gmail.com

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  41. Oh, I think I'd buy the Historia Avalon fat quarter bundle. Those blues!
    I'm drooling over them, and I think I need a lap quilt for myself.

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  42. I think I might go for some Good Fortune or some Pezzy Prints. Thanks for participating in the Tour.

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  43. I'd want to buy some of the owl fabric... but I really need some stuff for a boy quilt... so it'd be a tough call (:

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  44. I would most likely buy some solids. I really need solids! I have only purchased 3 yards so far. I am a print person, but I'm realizing with quilting it's great to diversify.

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  45. Thanks for showing us your lovely blocks and manking this another great stop on the tour with a super giveaway. I would get myself some a FQ bundle of Lily Ashbury for Moda Summer House. I have been in love with that fabric for some time now.

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  46. Thank you for this great giveaway! I'm already doing the Craftsy BOM and LOVE it! I would love to get Good Fortune or Reunion FQ.

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  47. Thanks foe a giveaway. I would by some fabric by Dear Stella for my soon to be new granddaughters nursery.

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  48. I'd love to buy more Wrenly :) Or a million other things, lol.

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  49. I'd have to get some Hello Pilgrim or Flea Market Fancy!

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  50. I think I'd definitely purchase some of the Vintage Modern! debgiro at wildblue dot net

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  51. I am loving Poetica right now and would purchase that! I am really having fun with Craftsy BOM and love your blocks! Thanks for the chance.

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  52. Yay! Your blocks turned out great -love your color choices! If I were lucky enough to win, I'd love to get my hands on some flea market fancy!

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  53. I really like the Hello Luscious collection right now and would purchase some FQs to use with some solids and make a purse or small wall quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I think I'd love the Mocha Express Batiks fabrics. There are others in the running but I know I want to do a quilt in browns so very much. Email is: carrie.orourke@gmail.com and THANKS for being part of the blog tour, Melissa!

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  55. Would probably like some 30's reproduction type fabrics since I have never bought some of those before.

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  56. love your craftsy blocks :) and thanks for the giveaway - I'd put it towards buying a fat quarter bundle of daisy cottage by bee in my bonnet :)

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  57. If I won, I would definitely be purchasing some California Girl or Vintage Modern.

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  58. There are a few different fabrics that I am already falling in love with. I really like the Sassy collection by moda and I am also watching the flea market fancy line!

    Thanks,
    amanda.carlton@gmail.com

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  59. Summer House or California Girl would be on my list if I won. Thanks for the chance.

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  60. I'm doing the quilt along and it's been SUPER FUN! I actually really need some White Kona for my collection - I have to make my brother a quilt and he really likes WHITE - which is not even really a member of my stash ;) but I'm excited to make my first quilt with it!

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  61. I just signed up for the BOM today, and I can't wait to get started and catch up! I love anything by French General, so that would probably be my first choice. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. I would definitely go directly to the Fat Quarter Shop and order some Flea Market Fancy. I've never had any and need to see this for myself.

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  63. I would probably buy some of the Washi fabric or yardage of Pezzy Prints or Reunion fabric - there are literally dozens of fabrics that I would love to have (cue the Chris Traeger impression - LOL). Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  64. I love the craftsy course too! (ladybuglane12@gmail.com)

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  65. I love your color choices. Amy is too wonderful for sharing and giving us a challenge

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  66. I would buy some of the Hoffman peacock line.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail dot COM

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  67. Why did you make me go look at the fabric! ;) I would love to get Commute Fat Quarter Bundle
    Jay-Cyn for Birch Organic Fabrics!! but there are so many other good bundles too.

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  68. Flea Market Fancy please.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  69. Moda solids
    Phishstephenson (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  70. I've been quilting for many years and come from a more traditional background. I'm so excited that Amy's BOM has both modern and traditional blocks as I'm wanting to learn some modern designs. As far as what fabric I'd get at FQS if I won, hmmm. Depending on what pattern I choose, maybe Sassy, Sunny Happy Skies or some Kate Spain. That's a decision I'd love to have to make. hehe.

    Thank you and FQS for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win. How wonderful is FQS for all their Support and for Sponsoring this blog hop. So Generous!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. Oh, I am longing to get some of Kate Spain's Joy when it comes available!

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  72. It is fun to look at everyone's blocks!
    rmaguire@sover.net

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  73. Loving the thought of learning new skills and making blocks along the way--such fun!! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. I have been wanting to buy the Washi fabric since I first saw it. drmithome(at) yahoo (dot) com

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  75. Loving the blog hop! I'd love to get my hands on some Flea Market Fancy please :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  76. I like how the shop has both fat quarters and yardage. I would buy 1 yard of the black tuxedo raven big leaf and a yard of Timeless Treasures multi dragon.

    Thanks for the opportuity to win.

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  77. I would love to buy more solids! I want to try out the new Michael Miller Couture Solids.
    hrbrae@gmail.com

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  78. I am loving this BOM tour. I would buy the Thomas the Tank fabric collection. My grandson love him and he loves trains.

    Thank you!!!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  79. i'd buy some flea market fancy-yep.
    thanks = i love your blocks!

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  80. Thanks for the chance to win!! I would buy: Aunt Grace's Garden Party!!


    wigglypup2@yahoo(dot)com

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  81. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I love their Kaffe Fassett Classic Blues fat quarter collection!

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  82. It would be easier to say what I wouldn't buy! I love the Salt air Cricket jellyroll.

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  83. Yes, the Craftsy BOM Does look fun and low key. I've started saving, but haven't Started yet! haha! I would buy some Alpine Wonderland or some by Kaffe Fassett!

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  84. A Walk in the Woods! I am loving the Craftsy BOM too!

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  85. So many great fabrics to choose from. I'll have to think about it.

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  86. I'm in love with far too many things! I'd love to get my hands on some Summerhouse (thinking about indulging in that while it's on sale!) and I think you can never have enough Christmas fabric - it's never too early to get ready for the holidays! Perhaps some Kate Spain Joy..

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  87. I subscribed to the Craftsy Newsletter and the free BOM. Can't wait to check it out this weekend, I've never done any of the video tutorials available. I'd really love some of the new Lucsious by Basic Grey.

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  88. I would buy more pezzy print. Love that stuff.

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  89. I'm not sure what fabric I would buy, but I want to surprise my hubby with a quilt, so I would pick something for that.

    flowerbubbleskids(at)gmail.com

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  90. id love to get the Verona 5" Stacker
    Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs ! SCG00387 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  91. Good fortune by Kate Spain
    heatherkowens at yahoo dot com

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