Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wake up to Kona - It's My Turn!! PLUS a Give-Away






PLUS TWO MORE DAYS!!     JANUARY 20 & 21

Have you been "Blog Hopping"?  I have and it always amazes me how talented others are and how I have this growing love for Kona solids! Be sure to visit everyone on this hop to get your fill of "eye candy"!

My initial draw to this blog hop was because of the BIG COFFEE CUP!!! And the idea of Kona Coffee (OK, so I have an addiction to coffee - is there a 12 step program somewhere???)  :)


Before going any further though, I want to extend my sincerest thanks to Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt, for spear-heading this wonderful blog hop!  And MANY MANY Thanks to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt, for being our tireless cheerleader!
Madame Samm works behind the scenes to procure sponsors. This time we have to thank:

Amanda Murphy, author of Color Essentials
Robert Kaufman fabrics - The company that brings us Kona Cottons
Aurifil Thread (they help us keep it together)
 
 
Now back to the business at hand . . .  Creating a project out of Kona Solids.
 
After I joined, my mind started to go a bit crazy.  I had just received the latest copy of McCalls Quilting magazine (January/February 2014)  and on the cover was a gorgeous Lone Star block.  I thought, oooh! That would look great as a sunrise star, then how about a sunset star?  BUT - it was Christmastime after all, and who would possibly have time?  Surely not me.  SO, on to another idea.  I went to my local quilt shop to see what Kona solids they had (not a very big variety).  So I thought - how about mug rugs with applique'd snowflakes?  Nah, not colorful enough.
Why not do a project on my list and change it a little?  GREAT!!
I have a grand daughter who was born just 2 months ago and my daughter-in-law chose Butterflies as her theme.  (After 6 grandsons, I now have a granddaughter!)
 
I saw a quilt like this when I did an internet search and decided to do one.  Here it is:
 
 


I used a Charm Pack of Kona Pastels, Kona Unbleached White on the front and back, and Kona Light blue for the binding.   It is raw edge applique and will look cute when it gets washed (I hope).   Oh, then I made this for the back:
 
 
 
I apologize for the photography.  I did not get it completed until after the sun went down.  Then, I have a new little camera I was trying out.  Hopefully next time I will PLAN and be better prepared!
 
 
Now HOP on over and visit these other talented ladies today:
 
January 13
Cathy’s Chatter   (that's me)
 
 
 
NOW  . . .    drum roll please  . . . .   The Give Away:
 
I will send this pattern and 1/2 yard cuts of the two blues shown to one person drawn at the end of the blog hop.  All you need to do is leave me a comment.  For another chance, leave an additional comment telling me you are a follower (new or old, doesn't matter).  Two extra days have been added to this blog hop (January 20th and 21st).  I will choose a winner on the 22nd.  Please be sure you are not a "no reply" blogger or I will have to choose someone else.
 
Good Luck!

 
 
 

 
 



217 comments:

  1. I love your butterflies floating across the quilt top.

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  2. Lucky grand daughter. That is beautiful.

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  3. What a beauty. So pretty for a new granddaughter. Congratulations, by the way. She will cherish this lovely gift.

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  4. What a sweet quilt. I have to say, I've always loved butterflies since I was a little girl.

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  5. What a beautiful quilt for your 1st Grand daughter! I also only have one, but plenty of the boy variety! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Fabulous quilt - I want to rush into the quilt room and make one myself! I love it. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway. dezertsuz at gmail

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  7. What a beautiful quilt..and I know all too well about the sun going down too quickly!! :)

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  8. Aww, the butterflies are so sweet Cathy! Thank you for offering a giveaway, I've been wanting to try the Rock Candy pattern since I saw it on Julie's blog.
    ~Brandy

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  9. such a pretty quilt Cathy. Love the butterflies!

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  10. What an adorable little quilt! I have been admiring that pattern for awhile myself. Congratulations on your newest grand daughter.

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  11. What s beautiful keepsake for your granddaughter. The extra bonus (for me)is how it evokes springtime :)

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  12. What a gorgeous butterfly quilt! Congratulations on the safe arrival of your first grand daughter, Cathy! She will treasure this beautiful quilt. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

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  13. Your quilt has such a soft look about it. It's beautiful

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  14. Oh, I do love your butterflies!!! Very fun :)

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  15. Oh, that is a really adorable quilt. I can understand how special it is to have a granddaughter in the pack. It opens up new possiblities for those pretty colors in quilt. You did a wonderful job, especially with all of that quilting! Lovely soft colors.

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  16. This is so pretty. Congrats on having a baby girl to sew for! Thank you for a lovely giveaway too.

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  17. Very pretty quilt. Congrats on having a new granddaughter. She will look very lovely snuggled up in/on this quilt!

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  18. oh, and I'm following with GFC! Thanks for the chance of a giveaway!

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  19. What a sweet and beautiful quilt for a little girl. I really love it!

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  20. It is perfect for a girl. Congratulations.

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  21. I already follow with bloglovin

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  22. Beautiful baby quilt. Your daughter-in-law must love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I'm a GFC & Bloglovin' follower. Thanks again.

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  24. A perfect, beautiful quilt for a sweet baby girl!

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  25. how pretty this is….what wee girl would not cuddle with this for a very long time…it is delicate and soft…all your talk about the coffee, I thought I was going to see the giant cup lol

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  26. What nice butterfly's! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Your quilt is wonderful with the sweet butterflies. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  28. Your butterfly quilt is fabulous! Love how you decided to quilt it. Very cool.

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  29. What a darling little quilt! Those butterflies are so sweet. Great job!

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  30. Love the pretty little butterflies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. what cute butterflies! love the quilt!

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  32. The butterflies are so sweet on that quilt and it looks just perfect to wrap up your sweet granddaughter. It is so beautiful...love it! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  33. Your quilt is great! What a lovely way to use pastels and yet have a quilt that rises above the usual baby stuff. Nice work!

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  34. Oh my what a sweet quilt!! I just love how you did this project...great job!!

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  35. Congratulations on the new granddaughter! She will LOVE the butterfly quilt! Beautiful!

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  36. What a lovely soft flutter of a quilt for a wee one! Well done

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  37. Wow! Cathy, that is beautiful!!!! Love the colors, the idea and all that quilting!!!! great job!

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  38. Wow! Cathy, that is beautiful!!!! Love the colors, the idea and all that quilting!!!! great job!

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  39. This is a gorgeous quilt that would be beautiful as a throw in a 4 season porch.

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  40. That is such a cute quilt! Your grandbaby is going to love it. Thanks for sharing it and for the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  41. I am a follower via GFC. Thanks again.vickise at gmail dot com

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  42. Oh, that is so adorable! I love the plain white background. It makes the gorgeous butterflies really stand out. Great job!!

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  43. Such a sweet little quilt!! Love it

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  44. Congrats on the new granddaughter. I now, too, have a granddaughter after three grandsons. She's 6 months old. I love your cheery butterflies. The movement will be good for her eyes, too - following them. You did an amazing job of reproducing something you saw online. WTG!!!! Thanks for participating and inspiring me and others. Thanks, also, for the giveaway.

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  45. Your granddaughter is so lucky- this is spectacular!

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  46. Lovely butterflies! I love that they are all a flutter! Congrats

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  47. That is a great way to use the Kona fabrics. Very nice.

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  48. Fabulous Cathy!
    I'd love to make one in bright colours for my daughter!!

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  49. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  50. What a sweet quilt for a precious little one!

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  51. Oh my, how ADORABLE! I love the simplicity and the texture of the quilting is super! Beautiful work for the first granddaughter! I'm sure she will treasure it. Well done!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  52. I'm a new follower through Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance to win!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  53. Your quilt is sew sweet! Congrats on the new addition to your family. Your grand-daughter will treasure this quilt. If my grandbaby-to-be is a little girl, I may be borrowing this idea ... :) Pat

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  54. I follow via GFC. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  55. Great design,fabulous quilt.Congrats on the new granddaughter!

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  56. This is a very sweet quilt!! Thanks for sharing in the hop and a chance to win!

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  57. I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks!!

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  58. The beautiful butterfly quilt is perfect for a little girl! Rock Candy (and fabric) is a great giveaway. It's smaller project, so, anyone should have time to put it together. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  59. How sweet for your first grand daughter. Love the way you quilted it too, nicely done, kudos! Jane

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  60. Those butterflies are beautiful and what a great quilt they made! Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  61. Oh what soft and sweet colors. Reminds me of a spring morning! What a treasure for your grand!

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  62. Your quilt is so feminine and soft. The butterflies draw your eye to just float away with them. I also like how you quilted it Cathy.

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  63. This is awesome! I love the way you quilted it!

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  64. I have two grandgirls, one of which is obsessed with butterflies, marriposa. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  65. I can't tell you how happy I am to finally see some applique. I love the butterflies, they look really awesome.

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  66. Love the butterflies, so sweet. Thank you for sharing,

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  67. wow I really love your butterflies, they really look like they are in flight. and I love how you FMQ around them, it gives them such dimension. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  68. What a sweet quilt and a great pattern!

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  69. Such a sweet darling quilt! Congrats on new Grand daughter. I just have the one grand daughter.

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  70. Such a sweet gift for a little girl!

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  71. Your butterflies are so sweet. It drives me crazy when the sun doesn't cooperate for photos! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.

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  72. Your butterflies are so springy and delicate and I love the blue binding. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Your butterflies are beautiful! I love how you have them flying. I know a little girl that would treasure it for she loves pastel colored quilts and adores butterflies. I will show her your quilt when she gets home from school. I know what my next project is!

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  74. what a gorgeous quilt, her mum is sure to treasure it, as I'm sure she will when she's older

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  77. What a great baby quilt. Love the butterflies.

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  78. I am an old follower through google friends.

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  79. I'm a new follower, thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. The butterflies make me yearn for summer, thanks for your fun project.

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  81. Your quilt is so fresh and filled with spring colour! It's just lovely :)

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  82. I love butterflies. Spring is so far away.

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  83. Perfectly adorable quilt for your granddaughter! She will love that flight of butterflies for many years to come. I love it when you can accomplish two goals with one project - well done!!!

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  84. Your butterfly quilt is precious. I love the pastels and free-flowing design. Thank you for hopping...

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  85. thanks for the chance to win. Love your quilt-- I had two sons and my first grand was a boy. Have a 16 month old granddaughter now and I retired early to be Gramma Day Care. Life is good. Enjoy your little ones.

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  86. Butterflies are like a new beginning. Your quilt is absolutely out of this world. I like the f ree flight of the butterflies and their colors. Just wonderful.

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  87. I love butterflies!!!! This is a wonderful quilt! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing

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  88. What a colorful array of butterflies. Good job, grandma. Gland your son made it home. Keep up the good work. K

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  89. I love your butterfly quilt! It is so sweet and feminine. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  90. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

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  91. What a cute idea! And congrats on the grand daughter!

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  92. Cathy I love, love your butterflies! I'm partial to pastels so this is right up my alley! Don't include me in your giveaway but do include me in your admirers. :) blessings, marlene

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  93. Lovely butterfly quilt. You've inspired me to try something like this as well. Thank you.

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  94. Your Butterfly quilt is beautiful and perfect for the use of Kona cotton. I have had my eye on Rock Candy for some time and think it perfect for Kona as well. Kona Cotton is the only solid I use.

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  95. What a lovely quilt for a little girl! Congratulations on your new granddaughter!

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  96. Beautiful quilt. I would love the pattern.

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  97. love this quilt ... gorgeous kona butterfies! perfect baby quilt!
    btw: thanx for sharing scrubsations! love stuff like this.

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  98. You quilt is beautiful and will be perfect for a little girl. Congrats on the grand-daughter after so many grandsons. I one grandson and another on the way, but my daughter-in-law wants to try again for a little, so maybe we will get lucky the next time around.

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  99. Beautiful butterfly quilt for your new granddaughter (congrats Nana!!) and thanks for sharing :)

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  100. Great quilt for a little girl. Congratulations on the new grand daughter they are so sweet especially when you have oodles of boys.

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  101. Lovely butterflies for your granddaughter!

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  102. Your butterfly quilt is gorgeous. I love the colors.

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  103. I am a new follower via bloglovin. :)

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  104. Congratulations on the new Granddaughter! I am Nana too! Such a beautiful quilt, I think it is amazing!

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  105. I am a new follower on bloglovin and GFC!

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  106. What a sweet quilt for a baby girl! I love those pastel butterflies. :)

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  107. Oh, I love butterfly quilts, and this one is just perfect for a baby girl! Outstanding!

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  108. I am a follower on google friends.

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  109. I think your quilt is sew sweet. Nice job.

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  110. What a precious quilt. It is so pretty and feminine. Love how the butterflies dance across the quilt.

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  111. Love the quilt and the quilting looks so perfect with the design!

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  112. Awesome giveaway! Following on bloglovin'

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  113. Perfect quilt for a baby girl. Magnificent!

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  114. That is so adorable! I'm sure your granddaughter will adore it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. What a gorgeous and springy quilt! Just perfect for the upcoming season. : ) Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Love the colors too.
    Happy quilting
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  116. I follow you on bloglovin and can't wait to see your future projects!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  117. I'll bet the little one will love this quilt as she grows up! So special and beautiful to boot!

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  118. Lovely butterfly quilt,it makes me think of spring! It is sure to inspire many wonderful daydreams as your granddaughter grows into it.

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  119. What a lucky granddaughter! The quilt is beautiful and says 'girl' all over it! I love the quilting you did. The quilt makes me think of a flock of butterflies migrating north in the spring!

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  120. Butterflies are so wonderful and such a sign of hope, so I have to say that your quilt is just wonderful. So soft and pretty. I just love it. well done,
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  121. I am a follower.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  122. I've seen some beautiful quilts on this hop so far, but this has really caught my attention. It is sooo different. Elegant, soft and somehow still dazzling. Kudos to you.

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  123. Your butterfly quilt would make my granddaughter one happy little 8 yr. old girl. I like the way you made this.
    Gmama Jane

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  124. I've been a follower for some time!!
    FYI
    Gmama Jane

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  125. That butterfly quilt is adorable. Love your work

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  126. Following by blog lovin and GFC

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  127. Pastels were the right choice for this awesome quilt. The movement created by the butterflies is wonderful. Your little granddaughter is very lucky. Thanks for sharing and for offering a giveaway. Rock Candy has caught my attention several times. It would be lovely to be the lucky recipient.

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  128. Ooh I love the butterflies. That is such a beautiful quilt which can use almost any color you'd want to for the butterflies. So pretty. You did a great job.

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  129. I am a new follower via GFC and also on Bloglovin'

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  130. Pretty quilt. Butterflies are sweet.

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  131. And I started following you too.

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  132. oo! I love butterflies. So pretty!

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  133. What a beautiful baby quilt! The colors are shown off really nicely. She's a lucky baby. Thank you for sharing. I am looking at how to sign up for your blog using e-mail but haven't figured it out yet.

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  134. Turned out really nice, your quilt. Fun and feminine. Thanks.

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  135. Beautiful quilt and a lovely prize.
    Barb@Witsend

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  136. Always love butterflies, your quilt is beautiful. I am happy to follow you on GFC. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  137. I love butterflies so this is definitely one of my favorites!

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  138. That quilt is very precious. I like pastels and butterflies.

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  139. Your butterfly quilt is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and the sharing!

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  140. Really sweet quilt, and I am so happy you finally have a grand daughter!

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  141. Cathy-What is the name of that quilt? My sister loves butterflies. She'd love to have one of those. I love Kona solids too. I've used gray as a neutral and love it.

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  142. What a sweet, sweet quilt for your granddaughter!

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  143. Butterflies are my favorite! I love them and all the space to quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  144. Love your quilt, I have been wanting to make one like that for a while. Looks simple maybe I will get started on it.

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  145. Love your butterflies..Thanks for sharing

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  146. Such a pretty, girly quilt - something she'll cherish no doubt. Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  147. "Rock Candy" is a great pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  148. the butterflies are have so much movement! Thanks for the chance to win
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com

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  149. I love your quilt! So simple, but beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  150. Your butterflies are soooo cool!!! Love this Quilt!!

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  151. Am actually a new follower...thru GFC :)

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  152. I just love the butterflies and you did a nice job on that quilting as well. Beautiful job.

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  153. So sweet! Butterflies in winter - I love it! thank you!

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  154. It's like a flock of butterflies decided to take off across your quilt, so lovely (and it's not an addiction, Cathy, you're just a coffee enthusiast :D).

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  155. What a great layout for those butterflies. My daughter would freak if I made her a quilt like that.

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  156. I just love your quilt. The butterflies are perfect!
    xo jan

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  157. I really really really love your butterfly quilt. beautiful work.

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  158. gfc follower thanks for the giveaway

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  160. Love your quilt. Congratulations on your granddaughter, I had 5 grandsons before having a girl 6 years ago. It opened a whole new world of sewing and this year GiGi started to sew and made her first Christmas present, a stuffed snake for her brother.

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  161. Your butterfly quilt is simply beautiful.

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  162. I love butterflies and your butterfly quilt is great!

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  163. Love, love love the butterflies! How beautiful! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  164. Such a cute quilt, I love the butterflies!

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  165. Congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter

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  166. Congratulations on the arrival if your new grand daughter. I too am expecting a grandchild. I love the quilt you choose to make.

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  167. Butterflies and girls just seem to go together! Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!

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  168. Congratulations on the baby-girl-to-be! I have my first grandson due in April after having two granddaughters. Your quilt is wonderful! Love it!

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  169. Congratulations on your first granddaughter! What a beautiful quilt to welcome her to your family - an inspired idea to use butterflies in such pretty colours. Now she will be wrapped in love and butterfly kisses! ;o)

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