Friday, December 9, 2011

Quilting Blog Hop Party and Giveaway

Welcome to my little spot on the web, where I talk about my sometime creative life, which mostly involves quilting. So glad you could hop your way on over here. It is so fun to join in on celebrations.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

If you have been hopping along then you know that this little giveaway is to celebrate Quilter's Fun fourth b-day. Of course the best part about today is that it is my unbirthday! :)

To celebrate my unbirthday... just kidding... , I mean blog hop party.. well sorta.

Anyhow, I am so excited to join in on the hop and I am giving away this mere, somewhat uninteresting looking charm pack.

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That is until you open it up and see an explosion of color! 43 colors to be exact.

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43 5 inch squares bright kona fabric colors! That is over 1/2 a yard. And how do I know that, it says on the back 0.625 and I spent my day teaching my fourth grade students about decimals, so I am very in touch with my decimal knowledge right now :)

Now "what could you do with these?" you ask. Well, I used just two of the little squares and a bit of kona charcoal, to make this lovely rug mug.

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I am also in the process of finishing up this little lovely. It will be for my puppy some day.

Kona Challenge Quilts Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild

I know you may think that a quilt for a puppy seems a little over the top, but you just haven't met her or her brother yet.

Spoiled Dogs

This is Suzie and Gus and they are spoiled to the extreme. Plus right now they have to share this little blue place. So of course I have to make her something pretty.

On Place

I hope you take a few moments to look around and check out what I been up to, or to find out a bit more about me. However, since I know you are hopping around, and are visiting lots of folks, I will give you a quick tour so you don't have to go searching...

I have created a few lovely quilts. Look at my finished quilts page for even more.

Busy Quilting

And I have a whole bunch more in progress, and there are more projects they just haven't been pictured yet.

My work in progress 11/30/11

Now for the best part: How to win.

Just leave a comment, any old comment will do.
If you want a second entry, you can follow me on any of your favorite blog readers (there is 3 of them to the side) and leave an additional comment telling me you did.

The giveaway will end on December 17, 2011. I have a Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild Meeting that day, so the giveaway will end in the evening. Happy unbirthday to all of you, except those who's birthday it is, like quilters fun, then happy b-day to you. Don't forget to follow the link back to keep on blog hopping.

Oh nos I forgot to mention this and I have had at least 3 no reply bloggers without anyway to contact them. Look on the side bar under the how to make yourself a non-no reply blogger. If I can't contact you, how will you ever know you won?

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

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Oh PS This has nothing to do with the giveaway, but I would love it if you would vote for my donors choose project over here: http://www.oo.com/safkids/detail/projectid/662879 you do have to sign up for the site, but it is free and it just takes a click. Thanks! Also if you want to you can donate to my projects over here, http://www.donorschoose.org/jennifer.kramer with the key word SPARK, it doubles any donation. Sorry for shameless plugging my projects for my 4th grade classroom.  

249 comments:

  1. My daughter is in 4th grade this year. We are feeling the effects of the drama she put us through learning her multiplication facts (or rather, not learning them!).

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  2. BEAUTIFUL SOLIDS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  3. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU VIA GFC!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  4. What wonderful solids. I would love a chance to play with them!

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  5. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

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  6. If i win I want the dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a German shepherd for 13 years and we really miss him. I think this hop will be fun. I am in on it to check it out and enter for my giveaway. at
    http://jmf-betterthanideserve.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-hop-and-prizes-yahoo-buckaroo.html

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  7. Here is the 'any old' comment, from one Jennifer to another. There are only about a million of us, helps to distinguish by going as Jennyroo and Jenniffier, huh???

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  8. And I subscribe to your blog, through my google blog reader thingamambob. Awesome!

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  9. Pretty pretty Jen! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to win :)

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  10. I follow your blog (and realised I should have written Jenn on my last post - sorry!)

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  11. Happy UnBirthday to you... It was my Birthday yesterday, the 8th. Just turned 24yr. I'm new to quilting and am learning so much. Thanks so much for your giveaway. I love them and solids are great!

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  12. Me again. I'm a new follower via GFC. Thanks again for a chance to win.

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  13. Your quilts are lovely, as are your dogs. I think quilts for pets is a lovely idea. Thanks for a generous giveaway.

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  14. Your dogs are gorgeous. They definitely need a lovely, colourful quilt to lie on. Thanks for a chance to win and Merry Christmas, or un-birthday or something.

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  15. Love the tone of your site. Thanks for the chance at a fun prize!

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  16. I am also following your blog through Networked Blogs. Looking forward to reading more.

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  17. Love ya dogs. Much bigger than my little rough one

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  18. Only yesterday I saw a fabulous quilt made using Kona charms! The blog was quiltstory I think!

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  19. That charm pack is not dull at all. You are so kind to offer it.

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  20. Love your beautiful doggies and quilts! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  21. My stash is sorrly lacking in solids! Thanks for the giveway!

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  22. love you quilts

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  23. Judith BenseDecember 10, 2011

    I just love your puppies. Are you going to put anything special (like egg crate foam) between the layers of their quilts? That's what I did for my Airedales (airheads). I had to double stitch everything as they have the routine of raking up their beds before they lay down and that is really hard on the stitches. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  24. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :D

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  25. Beautiful dogs. Enjoyed seeing the pics of your quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. I'm a new follower. Love charm packs - thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. You make beautiful quilts! And I see you are a Burgundy Buttons fan as well. ;)

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  28. I can think of lots of things that could be made with all of those fun colors

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  29. I love this great give away party, you give away nice fabrics! So I give it a change! Thanks. I am busy blog hopping already and I am a participant as well! So much fun! Kind greetings from the Netherlands!

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  30. What a fun blog! Thanks.

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  31. I'm glad I found your site. It's terrific. Love your give away.

    Donah

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  32. I'm glad I found your site. It's terrific. Love your give away.

    Donah

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  33. Hi Jenn,
    Found your quilt through the giveaway -- thank you for it. I think it is fantastic that you make your dogs quilts, but then again I have always loved German shepherds and want to have one someday. And I love your Donors Choose project too. Your students are lucky. Happy Holidays to you.
    Elizabeth

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  34. I've loved reading this post and can't wait to read more. Thanks for the giveaway chance. I LOVE kona solids.

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  35. I'm a follower now too!!!. Like I said before I can't wait to read more. I'll definitely be coming back.

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  36. I love the colors in the charm pack...thanks for a great giveaway....

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  37. Gorgeous colours, dogs, and quilts! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  38. The quilts are adorable...especially the one with the circles. I love those kind as I am doing a Christmas one now! But the dogs are beautiful. I had a shepherd when I was young. Now I just have 2 crazy collies. Paws up for the dogs!

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  39. I love solid charm packs!! Thanks for the chance :)

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  40. cute give away and cute furry friends :-)

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  41. Thank you for the chance !:)

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  42. I'm going to make one of those circle quilts like yours pictured above...I love circles.

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  43. Those puppies are precious!

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! Your dogs are so cute; I too have 2 very spoiled German shepherds :)
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  45. I'd love to win! thanks!

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  46. Gorgeous colors! It is really fun to play with solids after ignoring them for so long~!

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  47. I am a happy regular follower!

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  48. oh, two projects down the line is a warm-cool quilt, and these would be AMAZING in it...

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  49. adding you to my google reader!

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  50. What beautiful colors and what BEAUTIFUL doggies! Oh my, seeing the two kennels reminds me so much of my Putter and Shadow. I should be nice like you and make them each their own quilt. Hmmm...good idea for next year. :0)

    Thank you for the chance at this yummy eye candy!

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  51. I am a follower through Google Reader. :0)

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  52. thanks fo ra chance, what a great giveaway! my daughter would love to work with those charms!

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  53. You make a wonderful quilts.
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  54. Your quilts are lovely. If I were to get another dog, it would likely be a GS. They are wonderful animals.

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  55. Thank you for being a teacher. I have great respect and love for teachers. Especially in these troubled times of decreasing financial, legislative and parental support. Thank you for caring enough to teach. I was so excited, my granddaughter came to scrounge through my scraps, her algebra class is making a quilt, using algebra to get the shapes and measurements. Great way to learn math concepts.

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  56. I've never sewn with solids. This would be my first time.

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  57. I love what you have done with the charm squares. Thanks for the great giveaway. Hugs

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  58. I am now a follower. Hugs

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  59. My DD is in the fourth grade, also! She has also discovered a love for 'designing' & sewing (by hand) clothes for her Lovey.

    The top charm may have been understated but what a cheery pack of colors, so many options.

    Love the puppy pics, we are dog crazy here.

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  60. I am working on a charm quilt. They can do so many things, like your cute quilts. Thanks

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  61. Oh puppies ! They're so cute !
    And that fabric is darling too ! Thanks :)

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  62. Kona solids. Who couldn't use them in one of their projects? I would definitely if I was the winner. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  63. Thanks for participating in the blog party, this is fun.....

    Merry Christmas!

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  64. ballardquilterDecember 10, 2011

    thank you
    rhaun@clear.net

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  65. Ooh lovely solids. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  66. Just think of all the cool possibilities for that beautiful fabric... very exciting!

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  67. Oh my goodness. What fantastic colours. Just right for an Anna Williams style quilt.

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  68. thanx for the giv away and i love the quilt for your puppy and may i just say that is one big puppy i thought mine was big!

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  69. im now a follower cant wait to see what you get upto! :)

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  70. Those are beautiful colors. Thanks for the chance.

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  71. Thank you for the chance to win. Oh btw my puppy (4 year old Pomeranian) is probably more spoilt then yours are.

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  72. beautiful solids - would love to win.
    Karen

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  73. I think dog quilts are great. I made one out of all dog prints, but it turned out to be for people to use!

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  74. I love all your beautiful quilts and think it's totally appropriate for every dog to have one!

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  75. you are a really busy woman! I love your dogs. thank you for this chance to win. hugs

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  76. Dog quilts are wonderful! My business is named "Golden Dog Quilting". See!

    Judy
    www.goldendogquilting.com
    www.birchbaydyedfabric.com

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  77. What a grand prize, I have been trying to work with more solids this will surely help. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. You have a new follower here! Your quilts are beautiful by the way!

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  79. We are dog sitting soon for our daughters boyfriends dog and I can't wait.

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  80. New to quilting, so fabric is reAlly appreciated.
    Thanks

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  81. Oh gorgeous dogs -they definitely deserve their own quilts - love em - and thanks for the chance to win

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  82. I am sew into solids at present. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  83. I am also a new follower. Thanks for the extra chance, Dianne

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  84. Suzie and Gus are so cute! I think they need their own quilt though......

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  85. I am a follower, great giveaway!

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  86. I love kona and I adore your puppies.

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  87. What a great giveaway! I would like to try something in solids! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  88. I'm also a new follower via gfc & networked blogs! Thanks for a second chance to win! :)

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  89. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!! I would love to win!!!

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  90. Lovely! Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  91. I'm already a follower. :)

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  92. There is absolutely nothing wrong or "over the top" about making a quilt for your dog! I have done it many times. I love GSD's and yours are beautiful.

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  93. Beautiful dogs. I love shepherds.

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  94. Hi! I live in Roseville and was wondering if there are any Modern Guilds out here! I'll come out to the next meeting in Elk Grove to check it out. In the meantime, I'm your newest follower :)

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  95. Wow!! Those are some amazing colors indeed!

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  96. I know the signs of a passionate quilter when I see one and I have met another one here! Your quilts are all quite lovely! You will have to check out my blog to see what I did with the exact charm package you are offering! I received a packet from the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild for the Robert Kauffman Kona solid challenge. I saw some other amazing quilts made by others in our group! If I should be the fortunate winner I know exactly what quilt I would make with it - a confetti quilt.

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  97. I'm a sucker for charm packs. I love them...and a solids one? Even better! Thanks for the chance!

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  98. Oh, this would be perfect for my flying geese squares I'm planning to do! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  99. WOW! Those are ALL beautiful colors and I would love to have them! I really love your quilts,too. I will be back to visit often. Thank you for this great giveaway. Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

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  100. That doesn't look boring to me. I need solids. thanks

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  101. Thanks for the chance to win!

    kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  102. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway. What beautiful colors in the charm pack!

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  103. Love your dogs and all your quilts! I follow you already on my Google Reader feed. Great giveaway, too!

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  104. Thanks for the heads up - forgot to add that second comment for following! Cheers!

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  105. Great giveaway and I love your puppies. I think they deserve to each have their own quilt. I know that I have put one on my list of things to make in 2012.

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  106. Beautiful solids. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  107. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is cute. Happy sewing!
    Angie

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  108. Thanks for a giveaway, would love to win it.

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  109. You made beautiful quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  110. Great to see the photos of your happy dogs - and the lovely quilts! I'm not nearly so skilled yet. Merry Christmas from Australia!

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  111. Gorgeous dogs. Spoilt??? No never.
    Lovely colours there.
    Another happy Christmas from Australia.

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  112. Gorgeous dogs! I don't think there is such a thing as a spoiled dog.

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  113. Your dogs are beautiful! My daughter and son-in-law have a German shepherd. She is about six years old and suffers from some type of allergy or skin condition. She is constantly scratching herself and nipping at her skin. Bless her heart. Because her skin is irritated, it's overly oily. Poor dog smells awful, even after a bath.

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  114. Thanks for the giveaway! I am also named Jennifer, and have a very spoiled dog (a papillon). No quilt on the ground gets ignored, which makes basting an interesting experience sometimes!

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  115. I wanted to add that I am also your newest follower! :)

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  116. Cool solids and great inspiration on how to use them! Love the puppy dogs!

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  117. I just want to say that you have a "Charming" spot on the web. Yes, you could make a mug rug or even a "cat" quilt. So many possibilities. What a thoughtful and delightful gift to receive. I like your blog. So many pretty quilts to see and enjoy. You could just simply relax and enjoy your morning looking and thinking. Thank you for your gift and Merry Christmas.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  118. Beautiful fabrics and I also make quilts for my fur children. You are not alone. LOL.

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  119. Thanks for the contest. Please enter me
    Laura
    laura.leahj@gmail dot com

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  120. What lovely quilts! (and I don't think it's silly to quilt for the fur-babies!)

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  121. There is something so fresh and appealing about these solids! Thank you!

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  122. what beautiful puppies and I make quilts for my little fur babies too...

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  123. As a former teacher I appreciate what you do. Love your quilts.

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  124. I love this charm pack! And that mug rug is wonderful. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  125. I'm a GFC follower- kylie c.

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  126. What a cheerful pack of colors! Your collage of quilts are wonderful. Thanks!

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  127. Love German Shepherds. I grew up with a black one named Teddy Bear (or officially Theodore Von Bismark III) on his papers. I laughed when I saw on your info. that you mentioned the dogs before your loving husband.

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  128. I clicked on GFC to Follow. Love the work you've shown and thanks for the 2nd chance.

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  129. Wheeeeee, Kona solids!! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  130. that solid charm pack is great. there is so much one can do with it. My brain is running over time thinking about it. Your quilts are all beautiful

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  131. Hi Jenn and thanks for a chance to win all of that color. double cross squares I can see them already and I haven't won. Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

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  132. Ohh, I'd love to use that charm pack to make a hexie quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. I'm also a new follower!

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  134. It would be lots of fun to play with all these colors!

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  135. I am a brand new follower.

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  136. Those are beautiful colors! Thanks for a chance to win

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  137. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  138. LOVEly charm pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  139. I'm a new follower, love your quilts!

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  140. Awww, look at those cuties!! Yes they do need something other than that blue thing!

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  141. I love Kona solids! That little mug rug you made is adorable.

    follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  142. This would be great for my hexie quilt. Thanks

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  143. These fabrics are so bright and user friendly, I hope I win but, good luck to all others entering.

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  144. Forget the fabric, send me the dogs. :^) I have a Belgian shepherd mix, 3/4 Belgian, 1/4 border collie; he looks like a big black wolf. I love him to pieces, and I would certainly make him his very own quilt, if he would use it. He has a super-thick double coat - he has a big black mane like a lion, I kid you not - so won't use any kind of pillow or quilt or blanket. He gets too hot. So, If I'm making a dog quilt, I need a dog to put on the quilt. Even one of those lovely shepherds will do nicely.

    Seriously, the fabric is adorable too. I have a baby quilt on my "to do" list this year for a niece expecting her first baby. The charms would be perfect for it.

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  145. Lovely solids - would go well with bleding prints and other charm squares! thanks for the chance!

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  146. Your pups are so cute! I'm surprised I haven't crafted anything for my cat yet... hmmm... must get on that...

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  147. I would love to try a solid quilt top!

    Lovely dogs!

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  148. I am also a new follower

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  149. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  150. I am your new follower!

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  151. Love the fabrics in your charm pack give away! Thanks-- in advance--- that's how confident I am about winning! HA!

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  152. I'm a new follower, too (on google reader).

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  153. Love your great big fuzzies! My hubby wants a german sheperd and I plan to surprise him with a puppy just as soon as I'm able. Thank you for your generosity.
    rhaubejoi@yahoo.com

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  154. I'm a follower!
    Thanks again!
    rhaubejoi@yahoo.com

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  155. Oh my...I LOVE your dogs! I grew up with German Shepherds and adored them. Seeing your two brings up so many wonderful memories of Susie and Charlie.

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  156. Thank you for the lovely give-away. Your puppy's look very well loved and they should be very pleased to have their own quilt.

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  157. Lucky puppies! Thank you.

    skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  158. What a fun giveaway! I have ideas rolling around in my head for this charm pack.

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  159. New follower - looking forward to getting to know you.

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  160. I am a follower...would certainly love to win those lovely charm squares!

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  161. If you saw my fabric stash you would say "This gal needs some solids!"

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  162. Your quilts are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  163. Those would be very useful squares. Merry Christmas!

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  164. Thanks for the chance. Hope I win those squares.

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  165. Love the colors. Thanks for the give away

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  166. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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