Thursday, April 14, 2011

passion & pooches???

do you have one of "those" friends?? you know the ones, they run on a higher leval of passion then the rest of us ( even with all the smutty books! )?? well... i do. i call her my "Elizabeth Taylor". and truth be told, i couldn't give her up, even if i was forced too! haha... well, let's just i envisioned her passion when i saw miss Amanda's newest tutorial. Have YOU seen it... it's bad new bears for sheba! you will drop everything to play along... priorities, children, whateves... cause it's that slick!

it's a scrapbusting triangle tut... and i definitely felt comfortable that i could spare a few to give it a whirl! ( good grief! )

now she was fabulously paitent in cutting out her triangles... me, not so much. i took some disgusting 12" scrapbooking paper and quartered it, then cut it diagonally... until i had triangles ( amanda's are cooler, but again... i'm lazy! ) ;P

i grabbed my box of neutral scraps and sewed those puppies together!

trimmed them up and threw'm up on the design borad! now in the land of Heather, we all know how much i love me some instant gratification, right ... so, i grabbed some passionate purple... and went about making a pillow :)

and voila...! with amanda's tut basics and my friends complicated passion... i made this! my (which really means, hers. ) Elizabeth Taylor pillow!

and.... Oh yeah, miss Laurie Wisbrun's newest fabric line { Pooches & Pickups } showed up this week! this is one seriously ADORBABLE line! i can't wait to cut into it, but alas... i am forced ( basically at gun point you realize ) to take a holiday with my husband this weeked! hahaha... so, i thought... i should do a give a way while i'm gone!

the deets: - i'll pick two winners on Monday! - leave a comment here with your favorite FQ quilt pattern! - get your booties over to Lauries blog and follow her cool ass! - if you blog about lauries fabric... you can leave another comment!!

Xoxo here's to having a FABulous weekend! Xo, Heather

184 comments:

  1. I've never made a quilt from a pattern so I don't have a favorite one, but I love Film in the Fridge and Oh Fransson for inspiration.

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  2. i like the urban cabin pattern

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  3. Very cool -- I follow Laurie's blog and was DROOLING over this when she posted pics earlier this week! I'm afraid I don't have a fave FQ pattern to share...but I can't wait to see what everyone else suggests, because I'm on the lookout!

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  4. It seems like pretty much ANYTHING can be made from fat quarters! How about something with pinwheels in it?

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  5. ok, count me out of the fabric giveaway (i'll tell ya why later. but just wanted to say your pillow is amazing! love it and thanks for sharing the link to amanda's tute. :)

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  6. I'm loving this fabric! I'm following Lee's Supernova quilt-along using Fat Quarters, so that's my favorite!

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  7. Ugh... I hate to be a copycat - especially since there's only five comments before mine - but I just made an Urban Cabin from Atkinson Designs and LOVED how it turned out. I used Ty Pennington's new Impressions fabrics and it was beautiful!! I'm always on the hunt for a good FQ pattern so will be sure to check the comments for everyone's favorites!

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  8. Ha - it all looked like so much fun..trucks and dogs very cool. I , too , like Oh Frannsson. We just finished a swap, Block Work Orange, based on one of her designs.

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  9. hmmm. i've never used a pattern for a quilt, so i couldn't say. one of the first i saw was turning 20. does it count if i at least know the name of a pattern?

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  10. I loved these fabrics as soon as I saw them on Elizabeth's (Oh Fransson) blog in her Birthday Cake pattern. Or I like Camille's
    Piece of Cake 2 pattern. Hhmmmm, both food related. Could there be something Freudian going on? I would love to win some please. Very
    gratefully yours, Luba

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  11. Sorry to say that I don't know any specific FQ quilt patterns, but I can say that I love that fabric! My three boys need something made from Pooches and Pickups! I think my next quilt will be an Urban Lattice or some type of Log Cabin. Thanks!

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  12. I am following Laurie's blog. Hope you and hubs have fantabulous week-end. Luba

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  13. Great fabric range :-)
    I think I'd go for a dissappearing 9 patch to showcase the patterns best :-)

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  14. I'm a beginner, just made 2 quilts and never try a quilt pattern. I love the fabric giveaway..

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  15. I have been waiting for the perfect material for the Cheese and Crackers Quilt Pattern by Atkinson Designs.

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  16. Cluck, cluck, Sew's skipping squares is a quilt I would love to make - one of the rare quilts that looks like I could make it without too much crying and swearing! (says the girl who spent the day unpicking her free-motion madness..!) :-)

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  17. Yes, I love this new line by Laurie!

    I'm adapting Joel Dewberry's Pendant Quilt pattern to be smaller and work well with fat quarters!

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  18. It's a simple pattern but I love turning 20. It is great for teaching a beginner and let's you highlight fabric that is just too cute to cut into little pieces. It also work great for kids.

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  19. The fabric is great! I don't have a favourite FQ pattern cause I usually just do my own thing instead of following patterns.... Thanks for a chance to win.

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  20. I follow both you and Laurie! I like to create my own patterns. I currently have one for sale on Etsy and I hope to add a few more to it. Thank you for the chance to win =)
    Cheers,
    Carolyn

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  21. This fabric is fabulous and would love to make quilts for my grandsons! I don't have a FQ quilt pattern, as I usually use yardage in my quilts, but I'm curious to see what everyone else likes.

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  22. FQ's are perfect for a diamond in a square quilt, with 5" squares set on point inside a square made out of 4 different print triangles. Get what I mean, jelly bean?

    Lovely strip pillow!!! You can be sure I'm following Laurie's blog!

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  23. I love Amy Butler's brick path quilt pattern--it calls for 1/2 yard cuts but I like to add more fabrics so I use fat quarters ;)

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  24. I have posted about Laurie's fabric, you can check it out here if you like: http://veggiehunter.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-fabric-line-and-give-away-over-at.html

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  25. I don't have a favorite fat quarter pattern--most of my quilts are scrap quilts though the scraps may be new scraps. I rarely use more than a fat quarter or any one fabric in any quilt. A bearpaw design is likely my favorite, though I've never finished (only started) one!

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  26. Laurie's fabric is fantastic--love the green with the black and gold dogs as well as the blue vintage pickup! (we have just those dogs in our dog family!) I appreciate your showing us--I'll be watching for it to come out!

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  27. The only FQ pattern I have evr made was Yellow Brick Road. That will change I am certain now that I have my new baby lock! I love your blog and that fabric is adorable!

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  28. I love the disappearing 9 patch!

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  29. I like the Yellow Brick Road pattern for Fat Quarters. Love your pillow!

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  30. Pattern? Shmattern. I think that I'd rock out a rad log cabin with that fabric, though. That's a pattern, right? I just sorta... start sewing and stuff comes out. :)

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  31. I have a book called Clever Quarters, Too and it has a pattern called Charmed I'm Sure - LOVE IT! :)

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  32. I'm now following Laurie's blog, too - love that fabric! :)

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  33. I love that fabric! I don't remember the name, but the quilt I'm going to start tonight is on FQ's free tutorial page, the one from the QAL last fall with all the squares. I've got some jelly rolls to use up.

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  34. i'm really in love with this one right now. i am sure it will be something else tomorrow!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68054086/off-centered-squares-quilt-pattern-pdf

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  35. I love that fabric! I'm going to start a quilt from FQ's free tutorials, the one from the QAL last fall with all the squares.

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  36. i love the simpleness of strip quilts. and i know you probably shouldn't use a FQ, but i think it would be fun to try. thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. I just saw Amanda's tute earlier this morning and thought it looked awesome. I ADORE the pillow you've created from that. Love how well you always put colors together and using purple will always bring me around. LOL

    HA. Gun point vacations? Gosh, sounds like fun. I hope you are leaving your computer home! Go enjoy your hubby and have lots of fun.

    I am not really clear on what you wanted us to answer when you asked for our favorite FQ quilt. It used to mean a fat quarter quilt of any kind but then the online quilt mag came along and called itself "Fat Quarterly" so I am not sure if you are asking about our favorite one from that site or just any quilt made using fat quarters. LOL All I know is that I LOVE the fabric with the cars. That's awesome.

    I can tell you I'd recently seen this table topper and I'm still trying to decide if I love it or not but it did catch my attention for sure. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/table-toppers-runners/criss-cross-table-topper_1.html

    Go have lots of fun this weekend. I hope the weather will be awesome wherever you are going. Here in N. IL they are threatening us with that nasty "S" (snow) word. UGH. 85 degrees last Sunday and now snow? WTH? Spring? Yea. Not so much!

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  38. What wonder fabrics. My favorite fq pattern is called Zigzag Stars. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  39. I am so hooked on scrappy quilts
    The final result of your work is so inspiring. Very nice and creative
    I don't have a preference for a FQ, just looooove nice fabrics.
    Thanks for the chance
    Gina
    http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

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  40. Your pillow looks so cool - you tamed the crazy triangles!!
    I've been looking at trying out the 'Oh Fransson' New Wave Quilt which uses FQs and is just lovely.
    I already follow Laurie's blog and am already in LOVE with the pickups and pooches - I've gotta have some! Thanks for the giveaway and have a lovely hol :)

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  41. Never used a pattern... First try to sketch colors & pattern in my mind and then hands to work. Tks, xoxo

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  42. My favorite FQ pattern as the moment is from Cluck Cluck Sew its called Kalidascope. I'm in the middle of building my top right now. I love the scrapy look.

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  43. HST's are my fav. Or a simple 4" overall block pattern. Or maybe a log cabin....man the possibilities are endless with FQ's!! Sweet new fab line too! Gimme Gimme! Jenn

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  44. Wow! I love your cushion. Will definitely check out the tut. Thanks for the op. to win scrummy fabric. Jxo

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  45. I follow Laurie's blog too! Jenn

    p.s. Your Liz pillow is to die for!! Love the splash of purple!

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  46. I haven't used any FQ patterns yet, but I do own a kit for the Yellow Brick Road and I want to try a Turning 20 quilt sometime, just need to pick up the pattern. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

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  47. I like Pinwheel Pindot Quilt Pattern™
    at the Fat Quarter Shop. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

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  48. I like Pinwheel Pindot Quilt Pattern™
    at Fat Quarter Shop. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

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  49. I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/04/almodefabric-giveaway.html

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  50. I'm really itching to try Cluck Cluck Sew's Raw Edge Circle tutorial.

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  51. Can't say that I have a favorite FQ pattern but I don't love film in fridge for inspiration! Your pillow is adorable by the way!

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  52. I'm not following Ms. Laurie's blog. Thanks for the link!!

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  53. I don't really use quilt patterns, just pictures like yours on your blog for inspiration. I just bought Laurie's Tufted Tweets. I love the new range. Maybe a 9 patch that is sewn together and then cut in quarters and resewn.

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  54. I'm not a big pattern follower but I like a disappearing 9-patch variation! I love those doggies!

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  55. This fabric is sooo cute!
    I don't know if I have a favorite FQ pattern since I've only tried one made specifically for FQs. I want to try Elizabeth's New Wave quilt at OhFransonn! tho and I think that's a FQ pattern.

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  56. I don't have a favourite pattern... I'm still fairly new to quilting & just kind of do whatever seems to work at this point. My first pattern will most likely be from Elizabeth Hartman's book, which I love! :)

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  57. I just made (or am still making) pinwheels out of FQ...very easy.

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  58. The only quilt I've ever made is the Oh Fransson Mixtape Quilt. And, I made SEVEN of them :)

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  59. I LOVE your pillow! The hand stitches are a great touch. I don't usually do a fat quarter specific pattern, but I love collecting fat quarters.

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  60. I don't really have a favorite fat quarter pattern but maybe a sweet sixteen would look neat, or a pillow, or some cute lil boy pants.

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  61. The selection of boy prints is getting so much better. I love it!! I just bought Camille's book and I love the pattern "Dream Big'. It is overwhelming but a great effect.

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  62. Although I haven't made it yet, I'm going to choose 'Kitchen Window' from Elizabeth Hartman's book 'The Practical Guide to Patchwork'. It isn't strictly an FQ pattern but I do like it :) I think it'd be a great way to show off a variety of beautiful patterns.

    At the moment, I've been busy designing my own quilt-tops so haven't used a pattern yet. I just like to have them around for inspiration.

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  63. I also follow Laurie's blog and am *loving* this new fabric but then I seem to be smitten with so many of her lines!

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  64. I am a HUUUUUGE Laurie fan! I'm collecting tufted tweets and hoarding it. As far as FQ patterns go, my fave is the Single Girl pattern.

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  65. Please:) Favorite FQ quilt...gosh I am not sure...perhaps a mix tape from Oh Fransson?

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  66. Fat Qtr pattern...... I will just say all of them. Can't you make pretty much any quilt with fat qtrs???

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  67. I now follow Laurie's blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Another beauty. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. I love the Schnibbles patterns by Miss Rosies's Quilt Co. for using fq's. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. I've made the yellow brick road pattern a handful of times ~ a great FQ pattern for a quick quilt.

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  70. My favorite FQ quilt pattern is one that I designed when Urban Circus came out. I don't have a picture of it, yet, because there haven't been any new babies for me to make it for! Yet. :)

    I absotively posilutely big puffy heart LUV this fabric.

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  71. I already follow Laurie and was UPcited when I saw the full shots of this fabric. I commented that my dad has a couple of vintage pickup trucks and a couple of "vintage" pooches, and I WILL most certainly be making something for my dear ol' dad.

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  72. I'm a beginner so don't have a fave yet

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  73. Gosh - the only pattern I've ever followed was Elizabeth's New Wave one, which I love. However, I also love to make up my own designs, especially when there are so many lovely things out there to be inspired by! Your pillow turned out fabulous!!

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  74. I like pinwheels, log cabins, and any kind of scrappy quilt pattern. fmoore11589@comcast.net

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  75. Fat Quarters are fabulous for so many patterns. I really like that they can be cut like a small layer cake (9x9) or into charm squares of several sizes to fit lots of other patterns. Large diamonds are fun, hexagons, pinwheels, or just random shapes, strips, etc. are wonderful too. Fat quarters are just awesome... that is all there is to it :)

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  76. I would love to get this package of amazing fabric. I already know what I would do with it.

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  77. Pickups! Love those pickups - yum! Now this is just wierd...I go from the sophisticate chairs and couches to the casual pickups and really want them both!

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  78. i think i need to try a turning twenty quilt....simple? yes...that is the point! love these fabrics.

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  79. Okay, you make fabulous pillows. We get it. Quit showing off!

    Heading over to check out that tute thought :D.

    Love ya!

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  80. What a great question. I have enjoyed reading everyone's favorite FQ pattern and looking up the one's I don't know. But mine is the simple turning 20. So fast and easy to make.

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  81. Turning Twenty Again is my "goto" fat quarter pattern...it was my first quilt and one I can knock out quickly if I need a quilt for a gift.

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  82. OOOh I love it! I saw it on her Flickr stream. I think these poochies want to be some wonky stars :)

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  83. I have just finished the Colorbrick quilt at Stitched in Color - so quick and easy to do and I love the effect of the stepped stitching:)

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  84. I love the Sweet Pea pattern for FQ. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  85. I have a shadow quilt in my to-do-pile that is going to use some of my FQ.

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  86. Oh I love this line. And I've enjoyed reading response. I've only made a few quilts from charm packs and one using fqs and a 4 patch design (very, very easy). So I'm probably not the best to say what pattern to use.

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  87. I love the disappearing 9 patch...I made HUGE blocks and chopped them up and it worked out great.
    Love your pillow and I'd love to win some fabric...thanks for the chance!

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  88. I love your pillow! I make mostly scrappy, improv quilts without a pattern.

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  89. I really have not used a pattern so I don't have a fav right now.

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  90. Gotta tell you, I just saw the concrete cabin block and I'm thinking it would be perfect for this fun fabric!

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  91. Piano Keys by Rangoli Designs... http://store.spoolsewing.com/piano-keys-quilt.html

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  92. My favorite FQ pattern so far has been Oh, Frannson's New Wave pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. I have made some fun quilts using the Yellow Brick Road pattern...my favorite was using Amy Butler Gypsy fabrics!

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  94. I think disappearing nine patch would be great with these cute truckie and poochie fabrics!

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  95. I'm new & have been wanting to try a zig zag quilt. That would be a good one for fat quarters? Thanks for the tunes on your site!

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  96. I have never made a quilt out of fat quarters, but I was thinking you could make just about anything out of them. I'd have to say the Supernova block from Freshly Pieced is my current favorite pattern that could be made out of fat quarters.

    fabricdonkey at gmail dot com

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  97. Hmm I am currently using the New Wave quilt pattern by Oh Fransson! and another one from AllPeopleQuilt.com based on Rectangle Reverie by the Happy Zombie. I love both as they show off prints very well

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  98. i have never used a pattern .. i just try and wing it after mastering a new block, so i forge ahead and cross my fingers ... and pray!!


    cleo
    cleo(at) techgear (dot)co(dot)za

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  99. I am new to quilting so do not have a favourite pattern as yet, but I am inspired by what Katy Jones does and am hoping to doing something scraptastic like her scrap vomit quilt. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  100. I was just looking at the concrete squares tutorial from Blue Bird Sews. It's the only FQ specific quilt pattern I've seen and I've been all about the log cabins lately.

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  101. I don't have a FQ pattern either, but the pooches and trucks materails as CUTe! Just found the blogs so now i will follow more. Thanks Ann

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  102. I love pinwheel and zig zag quilts. D9P is another easy pattern that uses fat quarters.

    I love the old trucks!

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  103. I included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/04/pansy-for-my-baskets.html

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  104. Those fabrics are adorable and I would love to win them! I have recently made several twister quilts, table runners, placemats, etc. Such a fun technique! It's not specifically for FQ but it would work. Add in some pieces from the stash and you could make a bunch of stuff.

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  105. for a Fat Quarter pattern I love the basic square in a square or a simple dissapearing 9 patch. but may do I adore those doggies.

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  106. I'm doing a disappearing nine patch next. These new fabrics are so cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I love the fabric, how wonderful. The trucks are adorable. My favorite FQ quilt would be Yellow Brick Road. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your pillow!

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  108. Neat fabric and a great giveaway! I also love your pillow! My favorite FQ quilt pattern is Sea Glass by Janelle Cedusky.

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  109. Boy-ish fabric? yes please. I'd probably do a coin quilt.

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  110. I do a quick stack and slash block with FQ's for a lot of charity quilts. My grandson's would love the pooches!

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  111. My favorite FQ pattern is the original turning twenty quilt. I have made it several times in different colors and fabric lines and also made smaller ones with 9 or 10 quarters.

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  112. Lovely Liz pillow! I don't often use patterns, just pick a block and go. I led a group of ladies in a quilt called Spring Garden Path from the book 256 Fat Quarter Quilt Blocks a few years ago. I did enjoy making that quilt. We used bright florals and green for the paths...typical.
    I've been passing up on fabric give aways for a while, but OH MY GOODNESS! I Love that fabric. Two of my most favorite things, old trucks (which I have one '58 Suburban) and old dogs, which I have two. I'm an old Chey lover and the trucks in that fabric look like the early 50's chevys called ArtDeco models (which my first boyfriend had one! Shhhh, it doesn't tell tales!) My dad had a Burb of the same era. It could also be an Advanced Design model, after 52. LOVE THOSE TRUCKS! sorry
    Would love to win this fabric! If not I'm going to have to find some. So funny my wordy is ausliz...could it be a good omen?

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  113. I know it is an 'old' FQ pattern but always a good go to pattern..Turning Twenty...and I too love this new line of fabric! Lisa in Texas

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  114. What a gorgeous pillow! And that fabric is so cute! Not sure what fat quarter pattern I would use but any would look great with that fabric!

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  115. I'm another of those non-pattern following folks, but I just saw this fabric earlier this morning on Laurie's blog and I want some SOOO badly! The dogs look like labs to me, which is what I've always had. Definitely getting some, whether I win it or buy it or both!

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  116. I LOVE that pillow!!!!! I think I am going to give it a try.

    I use FQs for all sorts of designs, but I think the Spiderweb pattern is my current favorite.

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  117. I see that there are a number of us who don't have a favorite FQ pattern. I don't normally copy patterns because I mess up, so I create as I go. My favorite block pattern is the Pin Wheel and I just made a lap quilt with about 10 FQ's for it. Thanks for this sweet giveaway!

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  118. I love the new wave quilt pattern by oh fransson. Thanks for sharing...And I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  119. I think this fabric is just wonderful! I have no idea how to read a pattern, they seem to just confuse me. But for this fabric if you have a sugestion I would be willing to try it! Count me in for the giveaway! Thanks for doing this.

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  120. Turning Twenty is a great book for using fat quarters, and especially with novelty prints. Lori Smith also has a book called Fat-Quarter Quilting that also uses lots of different fat quarters. Have fun on your vacation.lol

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  121. Good gravy, girlfriend!! That pillow ROCKS!!!! My fave fq projects right now are little zipper bags. I'm INTENT on conquering a zipper. I have a multitude of disfunctional zippered bags so far but I'm not giving up.

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  122. I've yet to follow a quilt pattern faithfully, but some of the quilts in the Modern quilt group are sure making my heart sing!!! My next on the list is a quilt made in the improv block that Victoria from the Silly Boo Dilly recently posted...that done in solids is whats on the menu this weekend..yum!

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  123. I'm working on 'Rain or Shine' by OhFransson and loving it!
    Thanks for the chance to win. LOVE the fabric!

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  124. I would use Cluck Cluck Sew's Kaleidescope pattern for the fat quarters! Thanks for having a giveaway!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  125. I want to try Amy Smart's (Diary of a Quilter) Windows quilt pattern. I love simple, classic patterns complimented with solid colors.

    Thanks for the chance. Enjoy your forced Holiday.

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  126. I make up my own patterns when I use Pre-cuts. Thanks for the great giveaway. The fabric is wonderful. My little boy would love a quilt made from these.

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  127. I love any fabric with dogs - I have 3 labradors!!! Anyway, I love a picadilly square pattern that I got from taking a class at the Houston quilt festival. I also love to look at Oh Fransson too for ideas!

    merefleming{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  128. I make a lot of sudoku quilts for our quilt ministry, and love the fact that I can pick nine fat quarters to make it - so easy!! (And I love your pillow!!)

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  129. My favorite with fat quarters so far has been just a basic blocks-love to show off fun fabric and it works up so fast.

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  130. I already follow Laurie's blog :o)

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  131. I'm keeping it simple as I'm just a beginner so I'd say a colorbrick type quilt. :o)

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  132. I have blogged about the fabric and giveaway here; http://craftsfromkaren.blogspot.com/2011/04/blogging-giveaway-11.html

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  133. Amy Walsh and Janine Burke (Blue Underground Studios) have some fabulous FQ-friendly patterns. I am a follower of Laurie's blog.

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  134. I love the Chain Linked pattern. Is that an FQ pattern?

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  135. I follow Laurie's blog and yours too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  136. My boys would love those trucks! You can make so much with FQ's, It would be something for my boys!

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  137. These are so cute -- immediately thought about the Moda Bake Shop pattern for Sherbet Pips -- might fit with these fq with some solids added -- for a small child's quilt or a pillowcase set (allpeoplequilt has some nice pillowcase patterns).

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  138. How about that Wild Thang pattern by Camille? I have it and have never made a quilt from it.

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  139. I have never used a FQ pattern. I would like to try one though...

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  140. I do not have a specific favorite fat quarter pattern. I never make something twice, so probably it could be some kind of combination of nine patch blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  141. I love the fabric. My favourite pattern at present is wonky square in a square.

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  142. I've been wanting to make a quilt from Oh Fransson's "New Wave" pattern, but for these fabrics I think I might think about one of Ashley's Unfurnished patterns from Film in the Fridge.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  143. I must also confess that I've never used a pattern when making my quilts - but I'd like to! I'm liking random pieced right now and I guess I could use fat quarters for that! Thanks for the giveaway, the fabric's great!

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  144. I really do not use a pattern but I might as I love Julie's patterns at Jaybird quilts - the arygle patter especially. thanks and have a great weekend!

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  145. Thus far the only fat quarter patterns I have are a 5 and Dime which was easy and neat to make and a couple of Turning Twenty patterns. I suppose I need to get out more yes?

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  146. I am loving the gray and yellow nested chairs fabric (the birds are cool too). These are my sister's favorite colors too!

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  147. I found a batiks fat quarter quilt pattern in the Spring 2008 issue of Easy Quilts that has me salivating.

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  148. Fat quarters are good for every pattern, aren't they? I like to do versions of the old "Chinese Coins" pattern. It's easy to cut strips from FQs and combine the strips in different ways with solids of tone on tones.
    Thanks for the chance to win these fun fabrics.

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  149. The only pattern I've used for a quilt is Turning 20. I'm kinda into charm squares these days, but FQs in this range would make the perfect quilt for my 6 year old son.

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  150. I also follow Laurie's blog. Love her fabrics - all of them!

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  151. I already follow Laurie's Scarlet Fig blog. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  152. i love anything with FQ! but my absolute favorite is the dispearing 9 patch. thanks for the chance to win. ;)

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  153. love the pick ups. With such a cute fabric I would try to feature the pickups in the center of blocks with the pooches surrounding them. I often don't use a pattern.

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  154. I've visited before but today was led your way via Mo at limegardenias.blogspot.com. I love the Pooches & Pickups line, thank you for introducing it to me. My best sibling is a black Labrador (we love our human ones,too). I'm going to ask my favorite quilt shop Whimsy Cottage to order the line if it isn't already on it's way.
    I love the Parquet pattern by Aardvark Quilts done in batiks. I haven't sewn one yet. I also like the look and ease of the Charm Squares by Elizabeth of Oh Fransson.
    Thank you, I really enjoy your blog.

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  155. I have only used a turning twenty pattern in some different variations and I like those! Hope you have fun on your getaway!

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  156. When it comes to FQ's, I usually like to improvise! Right now, I'm using a bunch of FQ's in a tessellation plus pattern for a quilt backing, and it's super fun, I definitely recommend it :)

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  157. I have to say my favourite FQ pattern lately is a stack & whack. I started doing them last year and it's so free but and can look simple but be very easy.
    I just pile up 4 or 5 then make some cuts, mix up the pieces and put them back together again. then do the same with another stack until I have done all the FQ's required to give me the right size quilt, then I square them up and put them together.

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  158. I do use fat quarters, but I usually buy a bundle so I can mix and match with most any pattern.

    That's a great pillow!

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  159. Thanks for the chance to win. Usually I buy bigger pieces of fabric than FQs, but I have made some simple I-Spy type patchwork quilts and love having a variety of FQs for those.

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  160. Love the fabric! I think it would be perfect for a stacked coin quilt.

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  161. I've actually never used a pattern so I can't really say. But I do love these prints!

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  162. I love Elizabeth Green-Hartman's (Oh Fransson!) patterns - The New Wave quilt looks like a fun one that can be made with FQs! http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/new-wave-quilt.html

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  163. I sew love Billie Lauders Faux Log Cabin pattern.

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  164. Oh, I like this question. It's a little gifty to the readers as well, as we read others' comments to learn of nifty FQ patterns out there. My favorite pattern (this week) is Jaybird Quilts Fast Forward. Looks super duper hard, but heard it's easy and fun :)I am a follower already over at Laurie's blog :) As an owner of a black dog, I am lady gaga over this fabric!

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  165. OMG i neeeeed this fabric line, not want, but NEED! I'm a mom of 2 boys and their bedroom theme is vintage trucks! this line would make the CUTEST pillow cases!!!
    I'd have to say disappearing nine patch is the only FQ pattern I've made so far- i think it shows off the fabrics nicely.

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  166. these fabrics are over the top! LOVE them!

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  167. I don't usually follow patterns....But VERY cool pillow....I may have to change my ways.

    Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you had a good vacation.

    Tell you Man to put down the gun !!! lol

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  168. I now "stalk" I mean follow Laurie's blog !

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  169. Great pillow and some pickups would be great!

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  170. I really like this scrappy liliy pattern http://carterquilter.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/scrappy-lilies/

    Cute!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    xo
    Karen

    krencamp (at) gmail (dot) com

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  171. I haven't finished my first quilt yet... But I think the picture box quilt @ Fairy Face Designs blog would be the perfect fq quilt pattern for this line of fabric.
    here's the link: http://fairyfacedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/03/picturebox-quilt-patterntutorial.html

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  172. I have never followed a quilt pattern :-D - but I love anything that goes asymmentrical, wonky, alive and across what one expects...
    I follow the pattern of 'what I see in my head' and sometimes 'what I saw in blogland last month ... uhmmm... or week... kind of...'

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  173. Love that pillow! Now I need to try that block! My fav fq pattern would probably be the Yellow Brick Road pattern--it's perfect for when I just want to make something quick (aka lazy days) and looks totally different each time.

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