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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog

is hosting Grow Your Blog again this year
and it is so wonderful to meet old and new friends, sooo...
 
Hello and welcome.
I am Diane and welcome to my world of quilting.
 
Monday thur Friday, 8:00 to 4:30,
I am an accountant, Controller at a wholesale hardwood
lumber company. 
 Wife and mother to 2 sons.
The oldest 39 (does that spill the beans of my age?)
the youngest is 12 with Down Syndrome.
 Kind of like having two only children.
Saturday, Sunday and any minute I can squeeze
I am a quilt maker, about 17 years, and
a longarm quilter, about 3 years.
 
I sometimes design my own quilts, just
so I can quilt them on my APQS longarm.
All of my quilting is freehand, no computer here,
I use rulers and templates.
(Click on the pictures for a larger view.)
 
 
 
I seem to make a lot of memory quilts
for people who have lost a love one.
 
 
 
I love to make memory quilts special with a story to tell.
Love to quilt names, date and special memories.
 
 
I also make quilts for my family (whether they want one or not)
 
 
I made this one for my son's shop.
 
 
I quilt for friends, old and new.
 
 
 
 
 
I have entered a few quilts in quilt shows
and have won several ribbons.
 
 
 
 
Baby quilts
 
 
T shirt quilts
 
 
wedding quilts
 
 
(Feeling like Forrest Gump now.)
 
 
 
 
Hope you look around, like what you see
 and join me in my quilting adventure.
 
I may not post every day or every week
(remember squeezing every quilting minute)
but I do share quilting progress and completed quilts.
 
If you have made it this far without getting bored and leaving
let's have some fun.
GIVEAWAY!!!
Just leave me a comment
and you will be entered to win a
jelly roll and about 1 1/2 yard of Sunkissed by Sweetwater.
 
 
Beautiful fabric, came out several years ago,
 just yelling to be made into a beautiful quilt or bag.
 
 
Please make sure you are not a no reply blogger or
leave your email address so that I can reach you.
 
Thank you for visiting and hope you decide to follow.
 
 

133 comments:

  1. Just beautiful quilting! I cannot wait to see what comes next! Peggy

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  2. Love seeing the library of your quilts in one post. Absolutely admire your skill and the wonderful treasures you make of memory quilts.

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  3. Your quilts are lovely! I especially like your memory quilts!

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  4. I love your blog and your quilts/quilting are beautiful. Thank you for a great give away

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  5. What beautiful quilts ! Love your blog for inspiration . And a great giveaway

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  6. I always love seeing your gorgeous work. They are truly masterpieces.

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  7. Wow! Your quilting is gorgeous. Congrats on the well deserved ribbons. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  8. Wow! Your quilting is gorgeous. Congrats on the well deserved ribbons. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  9. Diane...I have been here many times, but your quilting amazes me act time!
    just stunning work....how did you get so structured?

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  10. I love your quilting and the fact that you plan your quilts to show off your quilting!!! Excellent workmanship!!!

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  11. I follow you on bloglovin! Your quilting is just gorgeous. As a beginner, I can really appreciate how much time and talent goes into making one of these quilts! You deserve all the ribbons!

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  12. Wow your quilting is beautiful - I love the butterfly one. I am visiting here via the Grow Your Blog hop and look forward to popping back again soon. Have a great day. Sunshine Girl - Grow Your Blog Section 24.

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  13. I have been following for quit some time and I love seeing what you create! Question what kind of batting do you use and do you double layer?

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  14. OMG! I knew I was following you for a reason. Your quilting is spectacular!!!
    I told my husband I need a LA....he just walked away....
    D.G. L

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  15. Your work is very inspiring for a beginner like me. I have always been nervous of taking the next step in quilting, piling up quite a number of pieced tops in my basket without the courage to go forward. My goal is to follow blogs like yours to get that courage. I follow you in my Feedly list.

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  16. I love following you and seeing the beautiful quilts that you make and quilt. I aspire to be an artist like you, just need a lot more practice. Thanks for sharing your love of all things quilty.

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  17. I love all that Beautiful quilting I am practicing free motion quilting and love it

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  18. I love all that Beautiful quilting I am practicing free motion quilting and love it

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  19. I am in awe... WOW, wow, wow! Beautiful quilts and gorgeous quilt stitches. Your family and friends are so lucky to receive your treasured gifts!!! Thanks for sharing, I look forward to your future posts!

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  20. I found your blog through this hop last year, and have loved having your beautiful quilts pop up in my email!
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  21. Your quilting is amazing! I can barely manage to FMQ loopy loops and stars--wow!

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  22. I am a follower and really enjoy seeing your lovely quilts which are beautifully quilted!

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  23. Your quilting is so beautiful - can't believe you have only been doing it for 3 years! I would love to have more info, if you are taking on new customers.

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  24. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts & thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. I have been following your blog for a while. Love your quilting style. I have several ideas marked to "borrow".

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  26. All I can say is WOW. Your quilts are beautiful. I am now following you. Hope you have a great day.

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  27. Your workmanship is outstanding. I just loved looking at your quilting. Yellow is my favorite color and your giveaway is yummy. Thank you for the opportunity of winning it.

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  28. Your quilting is amazing--thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts!

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  29. Lovely Diane! Like you I juggle work and quilting...you've accomplished so much; I think I need your time management skills!

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  30. I'm a new visitor from GYB weekend. What beautiful, BEAUTIFUL work you do! I pinned the pink daisy quilt in progress just because I love the pretty freshness of your colors. I will never be able to duplicate your craftsmanship though!
    I'd love to be entered in your give away. THANK YOU!

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  31. I am in awe of your quilting, it is simply awesome. I follow you just so I can drool over it. Thanks for the chance!!!

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  32. I really enjoy your blog and your wonderful quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I am already a follower of your blog and I just want to tell you that your quilting is AWESOME! You do such amazing work. Thank you so much for he giveaway.

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  34. Hi i am a quilter from Ga. visiting from Vicki's blog and now following

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  35. Hello from Pennsylvania. I love your starry quilt. I also love your use of pictures. Not too many and effectively placed. A few people have 6 pages of pictures...

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  36. I've been following you for a little while now and I'm always amazed at your quilting designs. You do such beautiful quilting. Do you only quilt for friends and family or do you take new customers?

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  37. i just love the variety of quilts you have shared in this one post!
    i totally enjoy surprising people with quilts, whether they know they're coming or not :)
    so glad you joined the GYB party!

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  38. I am blown away. You are a very talented quilter. ♥♥♥ all I saw. Especially the quilt with the umbrella and the little bird. But all of them are amazing. I am your newest follower.

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  39. You know I love your quilting! Thanks for taking me down memory lane with your pretty quilts. Hey, are you going to Paducah? Judi Madsen is teaching the long arm classes….

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    1. Sorry, I am new to BlogSpot. I love your blog and how creative you are. I am a sentimental person and like the idea of "quilting" in names, dates, etc. I hope one day I can be as creative as you are.

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  41. OMG your quilting is gorgeous. Such talent you have. I will follow your blog.

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  42. Love your quilts!! I would love to win the pretty fabric and jelly roll!!

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  43. On behalf of Vicki at 2 Bags Full, and myself, welcome to the Grow Your Blog hop! We apologize for the late welcome, as your assigned greeter didn't show for the party. You have a wonderful blog, love your quilts! I'll be back later to look around a bit more!

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  44. I'd echo the sentiments... of golly gee! So cute and professional... beautiful quilting! Be Blessed throught 2015

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  45. Hello Diane,
    What absolutely wonderful quilting. Your quilts are just too beautiful. My favourite would be the appliquéd one with the feather quilting or maybe the butterfly one. Have a great GYB 2015.

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  46. Your quilting is beautiful! So nice to meet you.

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  47. OMG Your quilting is beautiful!!! I signed up for your blog, I want to see more!
    Thanks
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  48. Glad to meet you! Your quilting is breathtaking. sarah@forrussia.org

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  49. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!
    SuZeQ

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  50. Wow, I am in awe of your quilting! Adding words and motifs the way you have looks great.

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  51. Oh my, your quilting is stunning. I will definitely be following to see what beautiful thing you make next. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers and quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  52. Always a fan of your quilting...... "Just Beautiful" !!!

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  53. Hi Diane! I have really enjoyed strolling your blog and am impressed with your beautiful quilting! I also quilt on an APQS machine, a hand guided Millenium, but am frightened to try ruler work and generally rely on freehand simple designs and pantographing. I need to work on that...Its on the bucket list!!!

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  54. Your quilting is beautiful, thanks for sharing. Have a great day!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Love your T-shirt quilt. I just made 3 of them. A friend, Carrie, passed away from cancer and her mother asked if I would make quilts for Carrie's 2 sons and her husband out of her cancer t shirts. I made 2 queen and a throw. It was emotionally hard to do.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  56. Wow- your work is exquisite! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  57. Visiting from GYB...and now a follower! I love your butterfly quilt! I might have to just steal that pattern!
    Cheri, the quilting nanny
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. What gorgeous quilting! It's amazing the you have only been long-arm quilting for three years, and that you only do when you can squeeze in the time. Your work looks like you have been doing it full time for years! Thanks so much for sharing all this beauty.

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  59. Hi Diane! What gorgeous quilts you have made! They are so professional and full of beauty. Someday, I hope to create something with just a fraction of that quality.

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  60. The quilted names are stunning! Such an amazing addition to your already lovely quilts. Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  61. Just gorgeous quilts -- lovely. Oh, I am hung up on golds and yellows right now -- I love your choice for the giveaway.

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  62. Your quilts are beautiful....Thank you for a chance to enter .....loving the yellow....

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  63. Your quilts are awe inspiring. I love the detailed quilting!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  64. Your quilts are exceptional. What a delightful blog this is to find.

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  65. Your quilting is exquisite. Such talent no wonder you win ribbons.

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  66. YOu quilting is always soooo very inpsiring for me!! I learn so much everytime I stop by! I'm already a happy follower but wanted to stop in from the GYB event and say hi and well...thanks for the chance at such a generous give-away!

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  67. Wow such beautiful quilting!!!!!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!! I love the yellows!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  68. Your work is simply stunning. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  69. Wow - your work is great!!!! Love it!
    mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. You are amazing! still only a beginner hopefully one day i could sew like u!( in my dreams)! Thank you for the giveaway!
    sugaredolives@gmail.com

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  71. Wow, your work is beautiful! Such fabulous quilting!

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  72. Beautiful quilting and I love how you put the names in the quilting.

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  73. Thanks for the giveways. Your work is very clean and very professional. Hoping to win your giveaways and looking forward to making something stunning just like yours. Thanks.

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  74. Blown away by your quilts - I've never seen the gorgeous white swirly work (sorry I don't know the correct term) before. I got a new sewing machine last year and hope to venture into quilting and patchwork this year. The yellow fabric is perfect for a day like today.

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  75. Hi Diane
    Great to meet you - your quilts are fabulous. I especially like the circles of stars.
    I'm visiting from the UK

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  76. i am so impressed by your quilting. You are inspirational to me, since you work and still get such beautiful work done.

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  77. Your jelly roll looks like spring!!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  78. Nice to meet you. I'm visiting via GYB from St. John's, NL Canada. Lovely quilting. Thanks for the giveaway. I have one on my blog too.

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  79. Beautiful work! I just took my first class today In freemotion quilting!

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  80. Your quilting is beautiful! Thank you for a chance at your giveaway.

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  81. Wow such beautiful quilts! brittanywalden1@aol.com

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  82. Stunning quilting! I particularly like the quilt at the top with the blue star in the centre. And I love the effect you have achieved in quilting the names.
    Came to visit you from Australia via the GYB party.

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  83. Such lovely work! I'm very new to quilting. Someday I hope to be as talented! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  84. Beautiful quilts! And thank you for the fun giveaway! msmissy02 at gmail dot com

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  85. What amazing beautiful stitching and patterns. It's amazing how you've added to each persons' quilting in a complementary way.
    Best wishes...thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.
    WBooth-Boyd@hotmail.com

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  86. I've been drooling...following you for quite some time, such an inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. I love your quilts. You are very talented! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  88. Your quilts and quilting are amazing! You have lucky friends and family who receive such wonderful quilts. Thanks for the giveaway. That sunshine fabric would brighten up this gloomy weather.

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  89. Wow, you accomplish tons, how do you find the time. Your quilts are fabulous

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  90. I've been to your blog before from the Bloggers Quilt Festival. This time I'm from GYB, and decided I need to follow you. :-) I'm in total awe of your quilting. Such beautiful work!

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  91. Your quilts are beautiful. Thank you so much for having us in for a visit!

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  92. Your quilting is fabulous! Great job! I decided that I must enter your give-away because I have a real weekness for anything yellow. Thanks for sharing. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  93. Oh my... your quilts are beautiful! I really like the way you leave lots of white space in which to showcase the quilting. Once I'm more accomplished at FMQing, I'll remember to allow space for it to shine. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win those pretty fabrics.

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  94. I love your quilts! They are very simple as far as piecing goes, but the quilting and applique are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. I looove all of your quilt pictures! the beautiful quilting in the plain white is amazing.

    roseharries_06@hotmail.com

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  96. Lucky number 100 :) I love that you make quilts for family whether they want one or not. I just started quilting and I have a feeling I will be the same way :) I also love your names and dates in your memory quilts- wow!

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  97. Wow! I am gobsmacked! What beautiful quilting! Just amazing! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway. Thank you more for the intro to your beautiful works of art!

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  98. Oh my your quilting is just stunning! I can't believe all of the stitching and how precise it is. When I saw the T shirt quilt I thought you might be a Green Bay fan and live in my neck of the woods but then realized it was similar but not the Packers! Enjoy the blog party. Susan

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  99. Had been watching your quilts for about 2 years now, and now, all in one post - some of them looked like old friends to me. Love your quilting, had been reading and learning and admiring your beautiful work!

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  100. It is so awesome the way you quilt the names and dates into the design. All of your work is stunning. How do you decide what design to put in which space?

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  101. Your quilting is beautiful! And I love the yellow of the sweetwater fabric.

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  102. Oh, my! Such beautiful work- the white basket just takes my breath away. You are one talented quilter. Glad to have found your blog today. Juls in FL mathrun1 at yahoo dot com

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  103. Your quilting is just beautiful. You have shown some very pretty quilts.

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  104. You do wonderful quilting; enjoyed seeing your work.

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  105. Your work is beautiful!! Hard to believe you have only been longarming for 3 yrs. Am definately going to follow. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  106. What amazing quilting! I can't wait to look deeper and see more of your work. I'm hooked!

    Your offered giveaway is so generous!

    - afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

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  107. Your quilting is amazing! Love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Pleased to meet you via the GYB hop. What beautiful work you do, the quilts are amazing. Will be back to read your blog properly.

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  109. I've been bad about posting on my blog. I'm going to try and get caught up. :)

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  110. Good Morning - Your work is lovely! I will for sure be back to read your blog! thank you!

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  111. You make beautiful quilts! Thank you for the giveaway; Sweetwater is my current favorite designer and I'm starting a quilt with The Boat House collection. Thank you for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  112. Gorgeous quilts! Maybe SOMEDAY I will make such beauties! The fabric is just SO pretty. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  113. What beautiful work! I especially love the names quilted into the baby and memory quilts. Just beautiful.

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  114. wow your quilts are gorgeous.
    new follower
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  115. HELLO, gorgeous quilts! Love your Blog+great giveaway!
    Thanks so for sharing!
    HAPPY VALENTINES !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  116. Your quilts and quilting is stunning!

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  117. Your quilting is amazing!
    I look forward to watching this blog!

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  118. Oh wow! Who would NOT want one of your beautiful quilts??? They're beautiful! I wish I could do this kind of quilting.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  119. Your Quilts....and quilting!....are AWESOME!!! Wow!! I am pretty much just new to doin quilty things...easy stuff only! lol

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  120. Just found your blog and your quilting.....wow....it is so beautiful!

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  121. Your quilts are awesome!! Gorgeous quilting how clever you are. My favourite is the quilt with Jane quilted on it with a large blue pieced star in the center and pin wheels sprinkled around. Thank you for the giveaway chance.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  122. I neeeeeeed this fabric! Thank you so much

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  123. Lovely quilts. Beautiful fabric.

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  124. Beautiful quilts!! Thank you for the chance to win such pretty fabric.
    posybrodt@gmail.com

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  125. I would love to win! Thank you. weikt88@yahoo.com

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  126. Your quilting is absolutely amazing - Such imaginative use of thread and design!

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