Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day!

** The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winner: #126 Veronique. The mini will be traveling from the U.S. to her in Ireland. **

Welcome readers of Sew Mama Sew! You’ve landed at From Bolt to Beauty, a crafty corner of the interwebs where I chronicle my sewing and quilting adventures.

First, a word or two about me …

I’m Michelle. As the mama to two little monkeys, I crave peace and sanity. I find that at my sewing machine, where I make quilts and bags and the occasional pillow or window treatment. Some of my projects from the past few months have included ...

Clockwise from top left: Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt, Boxed Zipper Pouches,
Bright as Yellow Mini Quilt, Right Round in Lizzy House Fabrics,
Mini Charm Mix Table Runner, Sew Together Bag, Dogwood Blossom Quilt,
Lotus Blossom Quilt, Moose-y Rail-Fence Quilt, Jane Market Bag,
Bring on the Dancing Horses, and Another Sew Together Bag.
Center picture: Orange Peel Pillow.

I have also tried my hand at designing my own quilts, including the item I am giving away today ...


This mini quilt, named The Tree Is Trimmed, is 21 inches by 25 inches and is ready to hang. It features fabric from Basic Grey’s Evergreen line and was pieced and quilted by me. For chances to win this beauty, read the rules below. To make your own version of The Tree Is Trimmed, see the tutorial here on From Bolt to Beauty or here on the Moda Bake Shop.


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This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world.

For a first chance to win, leave a comment, telling us what one sewing- or blogging-related resolution you hope to keep in the new year. I, for one, plan on getting proficient at taking and posting better pictures.

For another chance, leave a second comment, indicating how you follow me—on RSS, Bloglovin’, Instagram, etc. (Nope, I am not on Facebook.)

Instagram users can get a third chance by reposting my IG post about this giveaway and using the hashtag #frombolttobeauty.

Old and new followers are welcome to leave a comment. If you’re on the fence about following me, give me a month. Both here and on Instagram, it’s all crafts all the time. We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. And by the end of the month if you’re not into my scene, we’ll part as friends. No hard feelings.


This giveaway is open through Sunday, December 13, at 8 p.m. eastern time. Mr. Random Number Picker will select a winner. I’ll post the winner here and email him or her. Good luck!

BTW: I typically respond to comments on my blog via email, but I will not be able to respond to everyone that comments on this post. My apologies! Rest assured that I read every comment, though. : )

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148 comments:

  1. Such a pretty quilt. Love love love it!

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  2. And I follow you on instagram as honey81619.

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  3. In the new year I plan to plan my work better and not just work from holiday to birthday to holiday.

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  4. In the new year I hope to be able to balance everything a little better. I need to get better at saying no so I don't have so much on my plate at once.

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  5. I follow your wonderful blog via bloglovin

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  6. Love this mini and, since I'm likely not to win yours, I hope to make one for next year. Those little x blocks are adorable and your tute is great! So.. I have SO many crafty resolutions for the coming year, but mainly, I'm going to focus on making things for me and for my home. I'm pretty new to sewing and I've spent the majority of my crafting efforts making gifts for others. It's been wonderful, but I'm looking forward to gobs of selfish sewing in 2016.

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  7. Happily following you on Instagram as @goatfishgoods! :)

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  8. I love setting goals for myself, as I venture in the art of quilt making. My goal for next year is to master better points on my projects. I tend to sew into them, and have to do a lot of ripping!!

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  9. Limit my projects.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  10. I follow by bloglovin.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  11. I am limiting myself to only 3 new projects next year because I want to finish all of my WIPs. There are way too many!

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  12. Lovely quilt. I am hoping to sew more clothes for me. I started last year and then got pregnant. Once this baby is born, I want to get back to it!

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  13. I follow on Instagram (Littlehousenthedairy)

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  14. This is so cute!! I love Christmas decorations and this would be perfect. Thanks for giving it away! My sewing resolution for the new year is to make enough work for 5 show entries. Ambitious, given how slowly I go, but a goal all the same!

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  15. I hope to sew the projects I already have the fabric for. That could keep me busy for most of the year. I also have a few quilt tops that I have to quilt and bind.

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  16. Love it!Lovely giveaway!Hoping to make skirt for my daughter.

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  17. I am going to branch out on my quilting skills and quit being frightened of it. I have stuck with simple quilting, stippling, meandering and SOME designs, but have not had the courage or confidence to do anything else on a quilt. I have practiced, but not actualky applied anything to a quilt as I give all my quilts away and do not want them ruined. So...I am going for it this year.

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  18. I follow you on Bloglovin. And very much look forward to them!

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  19. I love basic grey! The advent calendar I made with their line a couple of years ago is still one of my favorite projects. Love your tree--I follow via Feedly.

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  20. For this next year, my bloggy/sewing goal is to make more time to sew and post. I'm still re-learning how to do this after some major changes at home =)

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  21. For this next year, I am planning to finish all my UFOs, I know I make the same promise..., only finish a few...

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  22. My sewing goal is to get back to my sewing projects. Now that my youngest has past the one year mark, I finally have a bit of freedom and time to get into the sewing room, but I need to actually do it... there are just too many cute little girl dresses to sew that would be perfect for next summer ;)

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  23. I love this mini quilt. My resolution is to use up 100 yards of fabric. This year I had a goal to use up 50 and I am up to 89.25. I want to see how much farther I can go!

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  24. Oh, man. I think I'd like to take on less. I don't feel overwhelmed by my to-do list, it just might be nice to have an opening where I didn't have to sew anything at all? And then I could sew whatever I wanted!

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  25. I follow by IG and blogger's reader.

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  26. I hope to teach m y 10yr old daughter to sew.

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  27. I follow on Instagram as @raina_delrio

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  28. I love this little quilt
    my resolutions are to loose 20 lb and may loose some fabric
    I am up about 20 yards since black friday/cyber monday

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  29. I like how the tree turned out. Great job!

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  30. I, too, need to get better at taking photos.

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  31. I hope to sew on something at least once a week.

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  32. I have been following with bloglovin.

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  33. Hoping to sew from my stash more!

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  34. I adore this piece, thank you!
    My resolution would be to actually start a bed-spread size quilt - you see, I'm a beginner :-)
    I follow you on Bloglovin as DESPINA VENETI and on Instagram as despinavnt

    Email : veneti.despina@gmail.com

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  35. I will be trying to find a dedicated time each week to sew as I have just started my first job after 19 years as a stay at home mummy. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. x

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  36. I already follow with Bloglovin. x

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  37. My goal for 2016 is to learn to use my serger! I just received it in the mail and am a little bit intimidated! :)

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  38. I would like to get better at taking pictures, being less in a rush and taking it slower. Oh and I read the articles through Feedly.

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  39. buying less fabric. I can't sew as fast as I buy so It's getting a bit overwhelming.

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  40. I am committing to one creative project a month that isn't for my Etsy shop. I focused on my shop and freelance Graphic Design business too much last year and didn't leave much time or energy left for play. I'd like things to be different this year :)

    Thanks so much for offering up this generous and lovely prize! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win, I have the perfect place for it!

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  41. Oh, I am also a new follower on Instagram -- username Kikiverde. Nice to meet you, by the way!

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  42. What a lovely quilt! I would love to win it.

    As for my blogging resolution. . .I want to get better at posting. My goal is to post more than once a month (which is pretty much what I have been averaging for the last little while).

    Have fun reading your comments. . . .and thank you for having the giveaway.

    Sherry V.

    crazyquiltpatcher AT yahoo DOT com

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  43. Hi there, from a follower way down south in New Zealand. My resolution is going to be to make a short list, say six, of my UFOs (I can confess that I have many more than 6!) Then I will roll the dice and work on whichever number comes up for a week. If that project doesn't get finished it stays on the list and I repeat the process every week, replacing whichever project gets knocked off! Sounds like a plan to me.

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  44. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous quilt, and tutorial with us. I hope to set aside more time to finish all my unfinished projects in 2016!
    emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

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  45. I'm a new Bloglovin follower. Looking forward to much inspiration..Many thanks!
    emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

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  46. I resolve to finish longarming at least one quilt per month just for me!

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  47. This is just gorgeous! My sewing resolution is to blast through some more of my massive *hoard* fabric stash, and to not buy as much (if any?) new fabric without using up most of my existing stash! WHEW!

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  48. I plan to cut up lots of fabric into quilt kits and sew, sew, sew!

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  49. I hope to finish my many ufos'

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  50. Follow on Instagram @michells_place

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  51. What a fantastic giveaway! One resolution I hope to keep is list a new pattern at least every other month in my etsy shop :)

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  52. Already following on Instagram and Bloglovin @TrekkieChick29

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  53. I'm resolving to get (and keep) my sewing area more picked up and ready for friends and clients to see !

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  54. I follow you on Instagram! Great giveaway! Love it!

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  55. I resolve to finish some things that I've already started. I'm a hoarder of UFOs, and I need to start morphing them into completion.

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  56. This is a little beauty of a quilt! I would like to be more organized, yes I say that every year too! I've decided that I won't be making resolutions this year...I hate pressure!

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  57. I vow to make more gift quilts for my family members now that I'm getting so much better at it!! I think it's time :)

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  58. I love trees - this is such a lovely giveaway! My resolution is to use up alot of the fabric stash I have!

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  59. My resolution for next year is to schedule more sewing time (and stick to it!) and to make at least 1 block a month that is just for me -- not bee blocks for others, or commissioned quilts, something just for me!

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  60. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via bloglovin.

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  61. Keeping my sewing room clean and organized.

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  62. I'd like to finish more projects than I start.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  63. I'm hoping to keep my sewing room neat...

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  64. Following on IG @eightleggy but couldn't figure out how to repost.

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  65. Time to learn how cleanup after my sewing projects in the new year :)

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  66. I follow you on instagram
    Tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  67. I'm trying to complete on my projects this year
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  68. I have a place on my wall made for this quilt to shine! Next year I really want to FINISH quilts, not just think about them. Thanks for the chance.

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  69. My quilt goal for next year is to make at least a small quilt for charity each month. There are so many good causes in my region that I want to support. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  70. I am going to try to make quilts for my children next year and have them done before December!

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  71. My goal is to finish all the projects I've started. Well some of them anyway.

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  72. gorgeous quilt! my resolution is to finish what i start!

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  73. I would love to learn how to quilt better this year!

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  74. Practicing FMQ and finishing up my UFO's. These work hand in hand.

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  75. I love this! I also am shooting for better photos. I got a new camera :)

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  76. My goal would be to learn more of quilting, new techniques, try new patterns n move a little faster as I'm very slow right now :)

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  77. Very pretty quilt. My goal this year is to try garment sewing for myself.

    Holly

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  78. I have many WIPs I need to finish next year!

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  79. I HAVE to purge some fabric and stuff from the sewing room this coming year! I can't move and I feel it is cramping my creative desire. I WILL move stuff out!

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  80. What a nice holiday quilt! As I don't have a Christmas tree this year, I love alternate ideas to bring the same feeling into a home :)

    My sewing goal is to finish (er, and start) my niece's high school graduation quilt.

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  81. Same here! I am trying to take better pics!

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  82. Hoping to finish, well, start, a few quilts this coming year!

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  83. In the next year I plan to finish one UFO per month... but hopefully some months I'll get the gusto to do a couple :) heavens knows I have enough started that I could do it twice over!

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  84. I would like to get one project finished up this year.

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  85. My goal is to finish most of my UFOs and try not to have so many projects going at once. You have some wonderful finishes!

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  86. My goal is to debut as a local artisan at a season pop up shop and reinvest my (small) profit margin back into my sewing/quilting hobby. rose(dot)minn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. My resolution is to more efficiently organize my sewing room. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  88. I do not normally make resolutions but the one quilty thing on my plate for 2016 is to finish my 10,000 piece postage stamp quilt. Yep I would love to see this finished and on my bead.

    tushaythreeatyahoodotcom

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  89. I follow your delightful blog via Bloglovin.

    tushaythreeatyahoodotcom

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  90. My sewing resolution this year is about organizing and using the fabric I already own! I will organize my fabric so I can see what I have and try to focus my sewing around fabric I own!

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  91. I hope to blog at all! I've fallen out of it in the last few months.

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  92. I promise to sew more.
    thanks for a chanca to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Love Christmas trees love the mini

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  94. I hope to work through my stash without significantly increasing it this year 😉

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  95. finish six projects next year.

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  96. To finish all of works in progress projects.

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  97. I'm going to be working on some paper pieced stars next year. Love your blog!

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  98. I follow on IG @sewsomesunshine

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  99. I want to take part in a sew or quilt-a-long

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  100. I want to try new things in 2016: on my list so far is free motion quilting and paper piecing (can you tell I'm new to quilting?)

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  101. My resolution will be to finish my ufos, just like every year!

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  102. I'd like to improve my applique skills in the new year.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  103. bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  104. Love that little quilt! My resolution is to start blogging. Gotta get that picture taking thing down first :)

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  105. I plan on actually starting my first quilt!

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  106. This year, I hope to complete at least one sewing/embroidery/knitting related project a month. It is a huge goal for me since my sewing machine hasn't been out in a year. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  107. I'd like to get things more organized with my various crafting materials so they aren't fighting for space.

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  108. In the new year, I'm hoping to learn the art of paper-piecing! It's been on my list for a while, but I always get side-tracked with another project. I think I'm the last one on the planet to try this!

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  109. I WILL finish a quilt this year. Not just start one :) Thanks

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  110. For 2016 I plan to use my blogging calendar more to help me stay consistent.

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  111. I plan to be in a new sewing room in a new house where I can get back to quilting more consistently. I will have finally finished our son and daughter in laws wedding quilt( almost done)
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  112. I follow you on Bloglovin. Your blog is terrific by the way.
    Regards from ALberta,
    Anna

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  113. I'd love to make a Christmas quilt for next year!

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  114. Procrastinating less and sewing more!
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  115. I follow you on Bloglovin as Tu-Na Quilts. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  116. Ah stink, I missed the deadline, but I love your quilt and will be following on instagram

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