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23 October 2016

First Blush Kaleidoscope quilt

it's my day on the First Blush blog hop and I'm excited to show you the Kaleidoscope quilt I made !


After receiving the bundle of sweet First Blush fabric by Ruby Red Designs I had so many ideas of what to make and then I spotted the new Summer Breeze Kaleidoscope pattern by It's Sew Emma.


I decided to go with a charcoal background even though my initial thought was to go with white and I really love how the luscious spring and summery colours really pop against the darker fabric !


It was a fun pattern to make and I really love the finished quilt.


I also have enough triangle leftovers to make another fun quilt - always love being able to use leftovers !!


While I was making the quilt I found it so hard to keep it a secret and not post photos !! so to keep myself entertained I played around with the Prism app and really love the mosaic photo :)


First Blush is now available in stores so check your favourite retailers for the collection. You can also join in the planned Block of the Month that the Fat Quarter Shop is running.

First Blush Hop Schedule (US time):

Monday, October 10 – Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D

Tuesday, October 11 – Sinta at Pincushion

Wednesday, October 12 -  Fat Quarter Shop - plus an extra special giveaway !

Thursday, October 13- Windham/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

Friday, October 14- Jennie at Clover and Violet

Saturday, October 15- Aurifil- Hillary Jordan

Sunday, October 16- Tina Egner

Monday, October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk

Tuesday, October 18 – Allison Harris

Wednesday, October 19 – Erin Cox

Thursday, October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel

Friday, October 21 – Debbie at happy little cottage

Saturday, October 22 – Heidi Staples - and an extra special giveaway !

Sunday, October 23 – its my day right here !!

Monday, October 24- Greg Jones Grey Dogwood Studio

Tuesday, October 25- Wendy Sheppard Ivory Spring

Wednesday, October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton

Thursday, October 27 – Lisa Ruble
http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com

Every day of the blog hop you have a chance to win a bundle of First Blush fabric from Windham Fabrics, along with a small First Blush thread box from Aurifil.


Giveaway now closed :)
How do you win ? just visit each blog and leave a comment on the daily blog posts !

The giveaway is open from Monday 10 October to Thursday 27 October (US time) and its also open to everyone worldwide - woohoo !

Winners will be chosen randomly from comments posted on blog posts and will be announced on Friday 28 October - so make sure you leave a comment and don't forget to leave an email address so I can contact you :)

Thanks so much to Crystal at Windham Fabrics for organising this hop and thanks so much for visiting my blog today - don't forget to check out the others on the hop for more chances to win !!

143 comments:

  1. I love your choice of a dark background for your quilt. It really makes the colors pop!

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  2. Your project looks fabulous Leanne, we missed you at Gaylong, hopefully I'll see you there next year ��

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  3. I love your quilt and that charcoal was the perfect choice. tmac1960@att.net

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  4. Way to go, your quilt is beautiful! Love that you used your leftovers. It fun to plan a way to use the great fabrics.

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  5. Love it,looks amazing! Beautiful collection of fabrics! kulazzv@gmail.com

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  6. You made an amazing quilt with that lovely line of fabric!

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  7. Your quilt is stunning....I wouldn't have thought to use the dark fabric, it really makes the bright fabrics stand out, fab-u-lous!
    xox

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  8. Wow, I just love this quilt. The black really makes the great fabrics pop.

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  9. I just love that you decided to use a darker background fabric for your quilt. Your decision really makes the First Blush fabrics stand out. They really look great in the Kaleidoscope pattern.

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  10. I like the way that charcoal fabric turned out in the background ! It brought out the colors beautifully!

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  11. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. The black backgroubd fabric makes the First Blush fabric stands out. Great choice. Love this quilt.
    gml448@yahoo.com

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  13. Beautiful quilt! I love it with the charcoal.

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  14. I really like the dark background. It makes everything pop!

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  15. Ooh, I really love that quilt and yes the dark background is just right! Beautiful inspiration!

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  16. Love the quilt you made with this fabric. I like that charcoal fabric with these colors. Nice job!

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  17. Your quilt looks awesome! I love the scrappy look.

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  18. Oooooooh my goodness!! What an AWESOME quilt!! Love the use of charcoal for background!! Definitely makes this Beautiful fabric line POP!!! Love it!!

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! :D

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  19. Beautiful quilt, especially with he dark background... it makes the bright colours pop!!!

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  20. I love that you added the dark! 😍

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  21. Beautiful. I first thought you would need to use large pieces of the fabric for it to look good, but the small pieces is your quilt are stunning.

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  22. Beautiful quilt! Love your charcoal background with the bright colors.

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  23. Awesome quilt. The charcoal really makes the colors of First Blush fabrics pop.

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  24. Well you sure made a bright quilt! I tend not to choose dark backgrounds, but agree that the choice of charcoal makes the colors pop. Lucky you to get Windham to send you fabrics for the blog hop. You transformed "First Blush" beautifully!

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  25. I love the darker background! This is a beautiful quilt.

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  26. Stunning quilt design! I'd love to make one too!

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  27. Love the background fabric! It really shows off the other colors well!

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  28. I LOVE your quilt!!! Absolutely stunning

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  29. What a fun design! I love all these bright colours! Great work!

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  30. Love the Kaleidoscope pattern! Great fabrics.
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  31. This is...wow, sooo great the colors and all... :)

    Have a nice Day the Nähbegeisterte

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  32. I absolutely love how you've used the dark fabric- makes the fabric look so different from the other projects on the hop 😊

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  33. I can feel the dilemma...light or dark background? Your choice was spot-on! mary.colosimo8@Gmail.com

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  34. That's a great quilt! Love the dark background with these sweet fabrics!
    michelle at coleandtaffy dot com

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  35. Your quilt really sparkles with the dark background. Lovely!

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  36. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR PROJECT! LOVE IT! THANKS TO YOU+WINDHAM FABRICS FOR A GRAND GIVEAWAY! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  37. I am loving the dark backround - awesome quilt! thank you!!

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  38. Wow! That is stunning with the colors against the black background like that! Great choice! dawn (dot) bulthuis (@) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Thanks for sharing your joyful quilt! You are right - the background makes those wonderful colors pop!

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  40. Great choice with that charcoal background. It does make those fabrics pop. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. That dark background was a great choice! Lovely quilt.

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  42. Loving the vintage vibe of this new collection. Your quilt came out beautiful. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  43. Awesome quilt, I just love the darker background too, and the mosaic photo is really cute! I'd love to win the fabric bundle, it would make me smile--thanks for the chance.

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  44. Your quilt looks lovely. I like the black background.

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  45. I looooove the darker background on your quilt. It's gorgeous!! Definitely going to keep this colour way in my "to do" file!! :)

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  46. Leanne, you picked the perfect pattern for First Blush fabrics! I haven't seen Summer Breeze Kaleidoscope before and it makes my eyes wander all over, picking up different angles and shapes. Very cool! I like that you chose to use charcoal for the background too. So pretty!

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  47. I love these fabrics. The dark background really works great.

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  48. what a wonderful quilt, so glad you chose the charcoal!

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  49. Wow, that looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    - Angela
    orighteousone@yahoo.ca

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  50. Like you almost did I probably would have gone with a white background but the darker background gives it a third dimensional look that the white probably wouldn't have done. I love that look in a quilt and you did a beautiful job.

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  51. Your Summer Breeze Kaleidoscope quilt is outstanding! The fabric is awesome!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  52. I love your quilt. Looks great with the black contrast.

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  53. Love the quilt and what you did with the leftovers! Thank you for the blog tour!

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  54. Your choice of charcoal for the background was spot on!

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  55. Super fun quilt! Thanks for sharing! Love that youve paired it with darker fabric. Really makes this fabric shine. Thanks for the chance to win.
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  56. Beautiful quilt - great fabrics!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I have had a kaleidoscope quilt on my "to sew list" for a while. I have to check out the new pattern by It's Sew Emma. Yours turned out beautiful! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  58. Wow what a wonderful kaleidoscope quilt. I've never made one before.
    monica(at)icanquilt2(dot)com

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  59. The fabrics look great against the dark background

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  60. Beautiful fabrics! Love the Kaleidoscope pattern!!

    thanks....mlheggem(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. The charcoal really make the colours pop in the quilt. x

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  62. Wow, what a great quilt! I just love seeing all the different ways to use this collection. :)

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  63. So beautiful!! I love the POP that the charcoal gives your patterns!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

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  64. Your quilt really shows off the cheerful fabrics!

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  65. The dark background changes the look so much, LOVE it.

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  66. Love this fabric and your quilt. The black background is so dramatic.

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  67. Perfect charcoal to complement the fresh colors!

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  68. Those colours really pop on the dark background. I like it better than white.

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  69. Your quilt is beautiful and what a neat collection!

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  70. That charcoal...love it.
    martisovitsd@central.edu

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  71. Your quilt is very striking with the dark background. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

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  72. The vintage fabrics just pop on the charcoal! Thanks for sharing on your blog!

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  73. Wow! That is a great quilt. So much color going on..love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Very pretty. I love the contrast you created with the black background.

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  75. Love the "pop" of dark with the First Blush fabrics! Very creative; thanks for the chance!

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  76. Your quilt is gorgeous! I think all of the others on the blog hop have used a white or low volume background but I really love the dark background.

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  77. Beatiful quilt! The black background is stunning!

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  78. Wow, the dark fabric provides such great contrast -- the colors really shine against it!

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  79. i was just asked to make two baby quilts by May 2017, cant think of a more perfect fabric. thanks to the sponsors

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  80. I love your quilt, and the charcoal is perfect for the background. Thanks for the giveaway also.

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  81. Pretty quilt, I love the dark background!

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  82. I love First Blush! Can't wait to get my hands on some.

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  83. I completely agree with the choice of charcoal. It just makes the colors pop! Beautiful design!

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  84. Love your Summer Breeze quilt and the charcoal background! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  85. Your blocks with the dark are stunning, but your prisms, that gave me the wonderful memories of a real, wooden, proper kaleidoscope I had when a child. Another fab give-away. Fabric, and matching threads, pure bliss.

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  86. Daring to use the charcoal, but so right to do! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance!

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  87. Thanks for the great idea for a kaleidoscope quilt. I've wanted to make one for a long time. My first attempt was years ago, and as a beginning quilter it left a lot to be desired. I believe my eye for color and design has improved a lot since then. Maybe I should use this fabric... :0)

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  88. So far of all the quilts using this fabric line yours is my favorite. The charcoal sets off the line beaufifully. I would never have thought of useing such a dark background.

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  89. Your quilt top is gorgeous! The charcoal colour really makes the bright fabrics pop! Love it!

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  90. Wow, that is amazing and the colours really pop against the charcoal. X
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  91. Just so beautiful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  92. What a beautiful quilt, love this pattern.

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  93. I wouldn't have thought to use charcoal as the background fabric, but I must say, the end result is stunning! That is a beautiful quilt.

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  94. This has been an amazing blog hop. Love your quilt! Thanks!

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  95. Charcoal sure made the fabric speak to you. Gorgeous fabric . Thanks for the giveaway, love the blog hop.

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  96. The charcoal background really does "pop" the colors and gives it a whole different look.

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  97. What a great pop that dark background fabric adds to your quilt. It is fun to look at. And nice leftover block too!

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  98. Your choice of charcoal for the background of your kaleidoscope quilt really shows off the fabrics in the First Blush bundle. Lovely!

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  99. That quilt is stunning! I'd have it as a wall hanging, it's so mesmerizing! I'm new to quilting but would love to learn how to make one like that!!

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  100. The fabrics look completely different against a black background compared to the white in the other bloggers' quilts. Very pretty!

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  101. I agree with everyone else, your colors poop with the charcoal background. It does appear black in the photos though. I'm glad you mentioned the color, I have found black catches too much lint even in small quantities.

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  102. I really like your quilt. I like the charcoal background and the secondary pattern it creates.

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  103. I love the colors and think the summer-breeze- quilt
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  104. Your Kaleidoscope quilt is very nice....I love how the colors pop against the black. I've been drawn to gray's recently....the softness of the colors in this collection would look lovely with a nice gray too! Perhaps I'll get the chance to find out!

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  105. I LOVE your Kaleidoscope quilt and the dark charcoal really makes it pop! Really like this fabric group. Thanks for sharing with us in the blog hop!

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  106. The kaleidoscope quilt is so pretty with a darker background.

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  107. beautiful kaleidoscope and you are so right...this collection is summery to the max!

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  108. The charcoal does really make a great foil for the summery and bright colors in this collection. And the kaleidoscope block makes a very cheerful and happy quilt. A very nice choice and great execution.

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  109. Wow, your quilt just sings. Are you going to share what you make out of the leftovers? I know it will be special. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  110. The charcoal fabric makes the colors really pop out. Looks beautiful. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  111. Your quilt is amazing!! Definitely breath-taking!!

    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  112. Just love how the background lets shine the fabrics! Beautiful quilt!

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  113. Really Ike your quilt. I think the fabric colors le d themselves to lots of projects.

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  114. I love the pattern you chose! I love black and bold quilts! theindigoshelf at gmail dot com

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  115. The fabrics in that bundle are so great. Love them all. Your quilt looks awesome with them.sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  116. There is a Kaleidoscope quilt in my future - bought the die so i can cut all the pieces accurately.

    But I haven't chosen the fabric yet. Here's hoping!

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  117. Your quilt looks amazing using the dark background.

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  118. Beautiful quilt! I also like the prism(?) design you were playing with! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. Wow!! I love your quilt!!! It's the perfect way to show off those wonderful fabrics!! It's such a great range, beautiful mix of colours and the patterns are so pretty.

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  120. Thank you so much for putting this on a dark background and cutting it into smaller pieces. I was waiting to see this in smaller pieces and a background other than white. I LOVE it! amanda(dot)echler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  121. Beautiful quilt and I love the dark background. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  122. Beautiful! Great choice for background, it really sets it off.

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  123. I love your quilt, it turned out beautiful!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  124. Beautiful quilt! The colors really do pop with the dark background, super choice! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. I love your quilt, thanks for sharing and the giveaway!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  126. Nice; the charcoal background is quite striking.

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  127. By far my favorite so far, though this fabric has been so versatile and beautifully used throughout the bloghop. But i love love a colorful quilt and the use of the dark background really made this fabric POP. Just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us! kwarren29@cox.net

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  128. I love this pattern - your quilt is awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

    paulamb at shaw dot ca

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  129. Those colors and prints just pop with that grey background!

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  130. So pretty and I like how it looks in the Prism app

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