Friday, 18 February 2011

Scrap-Basket Sensations Blog Tour - Day 9

This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered.  You can see the winner here
 


Hurray, it's my turn at last to talk about this book, by Kim Brackett.  First off, I must tell you that I do have a problem with it, which I'll come to in a minute.

When I got my copy I couldn't wait to get started on one quilt in particular.  The quilt in question is called Island Chain, and this is Kim's version:

I had just the fabrics for it too as I had been collecting Spice Trail and other Jo Morton fabrics for quite a while.  Now Kim's instructions tell you you will need a certain number of 2 1/2" strips cut across the width of the fabric, but I only had FQ's.  So I simply cut 4 strips from each one to make my version.  Of course this meant I had to be very careful to use the strips in the right order, otherwise my chains would not have linked up, so out came the sticky notes and pins.  Once I had all the blocks assembled, I spent a while crawling around on the floor laying them out.  (My knees did not thank me for this, so I must sweet-talk Mr Fixit into fixing me up a design wall of some sort.)

More sticky notes and pins brought into action now to make sure I kept things in the right order, then on to the fun.  Sewing the blocks into rows, and then the rows into a quilt top. Thanks to Kim's clear and easy to follow instructions the whole top went together like a dream.

Here is my version, which you may have noticed is also on my blog header now.  It's called Friendship Chain, and it is going to become my absolute favourite, even over Leaves Around the Cabins.  It doesn't have a border yet as I've got to buy some fabric for it, and the bank manager would really rather I waited until next month to do that.

I mentioned at the beginning that I have one problem with this book.  my problem is, shall I make this quilt next,
or this one,

or maybe I'll decide to make one of the other fabulous quilts in here?
What about you?  Which would you chose?

There are 18 fabulous patterns in the book and they all include easy to follow instructions and cutting instructions that will make both scrap quilters and the scrap-challenged (like me) happy.  The book is published by Martingale & Co and can be found on Amazon here, or at your local quilt shop but if you would like to win an autographed copy of it, just leave a comment on this post before Sunday 20 February, when I will use the random number generator to draw a winner.  (If you are a no-reply blogger, please make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.)
Edited to add that I have already had several entrants from people I have no way of getting in touch with if they win.  PLEASE, if you do not have a blog, put your email address in your comment, otherwise I will not be able to contact you should you be the lucky winner.

I did also have some questions I wanted to ask Kim, but I have wittered on for so long that I think I'd better just tell you that tomorrow is the final day of this blog tour and our hostess for the day is Carol at Brown Quilts so don't forget to call in there for the final chance to win one of the autographed copies of the book.

323 comments:

  1. I think your banner looks great. It is difficult to choose which quilt to start with. Good luck.

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  2. Definitely very hard to choose a favourite quilt from Kim's book. They all look wonderful.

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  3. I've decided I really need to win a copy of Kim's book! The Friendship Chain is a quilt I have wanted to make for ages - and I already have the 2½ strips cut. Love your version, great colours would look lovely in my sitting room.

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  4. I can see how this is a problem as every day of the tour I've picked a new favorite :)

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  5. I think I would have the same problem :) It is, of course, not the worst problem to have however! Love your quilt! Great colors.

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  6. How can I choose from all those beautiful quilts? I love them all.

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  7. Your quilt is beautiful! I would love to win a copy of this book and get started on deciding which quilt to make first. I'm leaning towards starting off with the cover quilt.

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  8. Your quilt is wonderful, nice colors!
    During this great book tour I have seen many quilts from Kim´s book, and I love them all. I think I would have the problem to pick just one quilt to start.
    Have a great weekend,
    Jana in Prague, Czech Republic

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  9. Thanks Sue for your thoughts.
    hopefully it's now your knees better.
    I know the problem too.
    And I would also like to share your problem with the book. ;D
    your 'Island Chain' looks great - i like the fabrics!!

    greetings from germany
    Kat

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  10. Hello!
    It must be hard choose one from all that patterns because they`re absolutely beautiful.
    Your quilt is fantastic,i like the fabrics.

    Warm wishes

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  11. Hiya Sue, I am in!! Hey whats this about Random Generator.... what happened to the hat!????

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  12. Your quilt is just beautiful, and I would make it my banner just like you if I made one that lovely :o)
    I just got to buy this book, it's so many lovely quilts! I'm working on my "Kitchen Sink" today, and hope to finish it soon.
    Have a great weekend,
    Laila

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  13. Your quilt looks great; and I agree it would be hard to choose which one next.... they all look great! Thanks for the chance.

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  14. Your Island Chain is georgeous! I think I would have some problems too picking out wich quilt to start with.

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  15. Would love to win a beautiful book. Thanks for the tip on how to use fat quaters for this quilt. Your blog is inspirational.!!

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  16. Oh Sue... yours is just PeRfEcT... I want it! The colours are perfect the pattern is perfect.. I LoVe it. Up until now I thought i would make over and under or twinkle... but NOW.. you win. I want yours!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this book.:)

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  17. I love your quilt chain. The colors are fabulous and it looks very nice as your blog top. I've been entering each day to win this book and I hope I do. Thanks, Sue, for the opportunity to win this book.

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  18. I love scraps and the quilts in this book are beautiful. Please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  19. Give another go at this wonderful book. I love your version! Jo Morton is one of my favorite designers and I have tons of her fabric to make one up with!

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  20. I would start with the cover quilt and work my way thru the book - yes every quilt must be done.

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  21. Island Chain is great - your poor knees - but it's so worth it!

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  22. Deciding which project to make next is a good problem to have! My favorite from the book is still the cover quilt "Picnic" but after following the blog tour, I've whet my whistle for many others in the book too.

    Can't wait to win or buy one!

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  23. your version of Island Chain is wonderful!!
    I have to agree every quilt in the book is one I'd like to make!

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  24. I love Island Chain/Friendship Chain. If I was lucky enough to win this book, that would have to be added to my must-do list (which is growing with every blog post).
    ajks100@gmail.com

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  25. It's always a wonderful thing for a book to have so many projects you'd like to make! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

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  26. Decesions, decisions...wish they were all this tough! Jump in, as you know eventually you will try each one. Sounds good to me! Thanks for the chance at this book!

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  27. I think I'll have to go with the scientific method of choosing which quilt I'll make when I win this book: "eeny-meeny" That always works for me :-)

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  28. I love love the quilts in the book! thanks for a chance to win it!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  29. Hello Quiltsue,
    I like the picture with all the quilts, but I count the quilts on the picture and I become 15. I think the missing quilts are great too. These are all quilts they go to my heart. Your version of the Island Chain quilt is very pretty. I like it. Have a nice weekend and I hope the Happiness is on my side to win this book
    Elke L.

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  30. I'd choose Over and Under for my first one from this book. So many great patterns! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  31. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop! There are several projects in the book that have my heart beating faster. At this moment, Quilts from the Hollow (Mary's quilt) is calling to me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

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  32. I am not sure which one would be my favorite. I like Island Chain. I would love to win the book.
    Karen
    greenkaren44@yahoo.com

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  33. Funny, I wondered what that quilt was on your banner and then found out a moment later. It's beautiful. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. Love the patterns being showcased on the blog tour might just change my first choice to Friendship Chain.

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  34. I have been loving the Island chain quilt since you put it on your header. So, that is the one I want to make, maybe in blue/green palette.

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  35. After several days of reading blogs about this book it seems to get harder and harder to choose which quilt to make first. I like Friendship Chain, Flower Boxes and one called (I think) Over and Under. Thanks for the chance to win this inspiring book!

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  36. Love your friendship chain! So many great quilts to choose from--though the one that is calling to me most right now is Over and Under. Thanks for the chance to win!
    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Island Chain is one of many in this book that I would like to make too! Thanks! carent1@neb.rr.com

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  38. It's getting harder and harder to choose a pattern. They are all wonderful.

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  39. I would love to win the book! The quilts are grea.

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  40. You know as I follow the book tour and see more of the quilts from Kim's book it gets harder to choose a favorite! I see so many that are enticing! :0)

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  41. Don't worry about those no-reply bloggers! I will be winning anyway!!

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  42. Your Friendship Chain is beautiful! Can't wait to see the border you choose. And the collage of all the quilts is so cool! I haven't seen all the quilts together like that.

    I crawl around on the floor to baste my quilts, so I can definitely feel your pain. Maybe Mr. Fix-it will figure out a design wall for you soon!

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  43. I love all the projects I've seen from this book. I keep changing my mind on which quilt I would make first....but I have a few jellyrolls on hand and am ready to get to work!

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  44. Ok, I REALLY want to win this book! I absolutely love your version of the quilt - the colors are great!

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  45. I so hope I win one of the copies of this book - I'm on a "no buying books, fabric or patterns diet" through June 30th, and would HATE to have to wait that long to get this (I already have a scary-long list of things to buy then!)!

    I don't have a design wall either and use the living room floor or our bed to lay out blocks. My wall space is limited, but last weekend I got out clothespins and today will glue them at the top of the wall and be able to use them to hang a piece of flannel when I need it - my sewing room is not just for sewing, so the wall can't stay up, but I'm hoping that'll help me a bit on the smaller quilts.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  46. I have picked so many favorites now that if I dont win the book I am going to have to buy it. Thanks for being in the blog hop.

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  47. Interseting to hear about using fat quarters instead of the pre-cuts. Hmmm. Thanks for sharing your quilts.

    I am a reply on googgle blogger.

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  48. I love your "PROBLEM" of not knowing which one to make... hahaha! Window baskets is my favorite!

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  49. Love all the patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. I'm loving the patterns in the new book, I'd love to get my hands on it!

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  51. I love that quilt too! Actually, I love them all in the book, which is why I really want to win! LOL

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  52. This book looks fabulous! So excited to be able to make many of these quilts with my Kansas Troubles scraps!!

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  53. Hi Sue!

    Would love to win this to go with Book 1! As I've already made 3 flimsies from Kim's first book how can I possibly pick just one pattern now :-)

    Luv..Ann J

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  54. I love everything about this book!

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  55. Your quilt turned out awesome....what a cute post.

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  56. I have loved seeing all the quilts being made from this book. Your quilt is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    lv2kwilt at gmail dot com

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  57. Hi Sue!!! I noticed the new quilt on your header right away because it is so gorgeous. Every blog I have visited I have found myself thinking about what fabrics would look best in which quilts. Problem is...I think you can use ANY fabric collection, grab from scrap bags, anything. No matter what, these quilts will turn out beautiful. I would very much like to win an autographed copy for 2 main reasons. First I love autographed books, second...if I win a copy, I figure I use the money I saved on the free copy to buy fabric with! Doesn't a quilters mind work in amazing ways, LOL? Thanks for joining in this fun blog tour. Hugs...

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  58. I would like to do Nova or Picnic first. Sure hope I win a signed copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  59. I have placed an order at the local book store for both books. Only the will not be signed. But l can get started on these beautiful quilts.

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  60. If I win this it will be a giveaway at our spring retreat! All of the quilts look lovely! I can't decide which one to make first!
    audreybretz@gmail.com

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  61. I would love a copy of this book. You did a beautiful job on the Island quilt. Hugs

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  62. Love all the quilting inspiration. Keep up the great work.

    barberg@sbcglobal.net

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  63. This looks like such a wonderful book. Love the quilts in this book.

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  64. I love this blog tour. I'm finding a whole new set of blogs to follow. Your Friendship Chain is beautiful and will be probably be the first quilt I tackle from this book.
    lalaw at douglasfast dot net

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  65. So-o-o many beautiful quilts. Where does one start? I've got the fabric, now I need the book.

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  66. I would make Flower Boxes first, then Island Chain, then...
    Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

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  67. I put this on my Amazon wish list but I had no idea it had 18 patterns! What a deal! I like what you did with the pattern. Wish me luck on your drawing for the autographed copy!

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  68. I love all the quilts in Kim's book. I wouldn't know which one to start on first.
    Betty (bgreen722@att.net)

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  69. My first will be Flower Boxes and after that?????

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  70. Ah! Kim let the cat out of the bag - you have a new book coming out too! Congrats! Seems so exciting :)

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  71. I can see why you have a problem. There are so many nice designs in this book. Your chain turned out so great. I love the colors.

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  72. I love both Kim's and your version of Island Chain! I think all the quilts in her new book are great! Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

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  73. I love the quilt you made and the fact that you used what you had (FQs).

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  74. Your header picture stopped me dead in my tracks!!! Was I surprised to finally scroll down and learn it was from this book?? Not at all. Makes me want the book even more!! It's beautiful. ~karen

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  75. Your version of Island Chain is wonderful. This is one that I would like to make myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. I know....so many beautiful quilts to choose from! Thank you for the opportunity of a chance to win the book. Pat(dot)chubb(at)me(dot)com

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  77. There are so many wonderful quilts in the book. I would love to win it.

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  78. Great book would love to win cause I've got a STASH to use up!! Thanks so much!! Razzemtaz@aol.com

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  79. OOH, I really like your version of Island Chain, or I should now say "Friendship Chain". The colors you chose are DEFINTELY colors that I LOVE !!!

    "Sensationa'" job on a wonderful quilt.

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  80. You had your work cut out for you using fat quarters, but the result was worth it. I'm sticking with Flowers for Nana Girl as first project.

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  81. Oh dear, another favorite quilt! It is so hard to choose just one - what to do? Make them all! Start as soon as I win this book!!! Thank you for the chance.

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  82. I am loving all the quilts I'm seeing as I follow this blog tour on this book! I would love to win a copy of it!
    Thanks!
    Jayne

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  83. I'm going to have a real problem deciding which quilt to make first .... had the same problem with Kim's first book and if this new one is anything remotely like Scrapbasket Surprises I'm definitely in for a treat!

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  84. I love your Island Chain in the different fabric version, it has been really neat to see everyone's interpretation of Kim's quilts on this Blog Tour!

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  85. I have seen several quilts that I like in this book. Island Chain is the one that has me intrigued because it is quite different from other quilts I have made. Yours turned out great!

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  86. Wow want a great quilt well worth sore knees. Choice of next would be tuff. Great JOB!

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  87. What do you mean you like it more than Leaves Around the Cabins??!!! I'm shocked! :) Your new quilt is beautiful though!
    I keep changing my mind as to which one I would start first, because each time I see one I like that one better than the previous one!

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  88. I think a lot of us are going to have the same problem deciding which quilt to make first! Yours turned out lovely - I love your color choices!

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  89. It makes a great banner for your blog. I love the fabrics you chose to make this quilt. All of the quilts that I have seen are wonderful. How could you pick just one??????

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  90. Scrappy, did someone say scrappy? It's my love love love---all of them!!!

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  91. I think all the quilts shown so far are just wonderful. I think I would like to do the Island Quilt. Your version is very nice.

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  92. This has been a great blog hop. A lot of inspirational pictures and ideas in this new book. How I would love to win an autographed copy.
    Wendy T.
    wtulloch@town.harwich.ma.us

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  93. I want to make several of the patterns and will have a hard time choosing which one to make after I make Flowers for Nana Girl.

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  94. These quilts just keep getting better, gosh I hope I win this book....I may have to buy it otherwise.

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  95. Your version is wonderful and I love all patterns in this book. Hope I can win...

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  96. I know! It's a hard decision which quilt to make first. Thanks for the opportunity to win an autographed copy of Kim's wonderful book.

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  97. I loved Kim's first book, and I am sure the second one is a winner too. Love the quilts! Thanks!

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  98. I think I have enough scraps to make them all. Count me in!

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  99. It's been fun to see some of these quilts over and over again. It continues to whet the appetite for wanting that book. I would love to win it. Thank you for the chance.
    shoppernana@gmail.com

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  100. I agree, choosing which to do first is a problem. There are so many great quilts in this book. Thanks for the chance to win it. Thank you Kim for writing this book - it's a winner! cyninthekitchen@yahoo.ca

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  101. I'd love to win the book! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  102. Oh wow! I just LOVE your version of Island chain! I"m having the same problem as you - everyday I have a new favorite. I'm just hoping to win! I have to get my hands on this book!

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  103. Very fun blog hop!
    I love the quilt you chose to make. That was one of my favorites and the other is over/under. But they are all fabulous!

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  104. How does one decide when each day I see a new one that is " OH, I'll make that one." What a great book, and blog tour, really got me going in cutting my fabrics in to strips.

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  105. so many quilts so little time. start at page one and go to the end!!!!
    stampmouse@gmail.com

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  106. I would love to win. I really like your version of Island Chain. I think it would look good in Kansas Troubles,too!

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  107. The banner looks great. You can really see the quilt with the closeup picture. This book looks like it has so many great quilts in it.

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  108. Your version makes me think of coffee and tea and such deliciousness like chocolate, too! Maybe I should be thinking about lunch instead of sitting at my computer.... thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. Lots of great quilts in here, thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

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  110. sounds like a great book! Love your quilt!

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  111. I agree... the hardest part is choosing which one to make first! Thanks for the give-away!

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  112. Wow! Look at all those wonderful quilts! I think I still love the cover quilt best of all. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely book!

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  113. You chose to do one of my favorites from the blog tour so far. I do keep changing my mind however but your work is just beautiful. This appears to be a MUST have bood, that much I do know. Thank you for the chance.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  114. I love the Flowers for Nanagirl pattern!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  115. So many great quilts to make, how to choose, I love them all.
    Thanks for a wonderful tour.

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  116. Wow! I love your version of Island Chain...I would be tempted to do that one again, if I were you. Maybe another fabric palette, or all scrappy! It's just beautiful!
    Jacque
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. I love your new banner and quilt! What a problem to have..too many you want to make. YES!

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  118. Please pick me!!! I so want to get my hands on this book and start cutting and sewing!!!!!

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  119. Awww! It's finally your turn! Good for you!

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  120. I LOVE quilt books! They are so much fun! They keep me excited about quilting! So many new ideas! I'm always trying to figure out how to make each pattern 'mine'.

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  121. I'm like you--so many quilts--so many choices. They all look great!

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  122. Sue-Thanks for be a tour hostess. I would make Flowers for Nana first, myself, I have a beautiful Kaffe Fassett jelly roll just waiting for that quilt, bright, reds/pink/oranges/yellows.

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  123. I think I would make the cover quilt first ... and then ... I think I would have the same problem deciding which one next!

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  124. Your quilt came out beautifully! I wouldn't have had the patience to use FQs, I'd never have been able to keep it all straight. My 5 yr old helper would have seen to that!

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  125. I love all the quilts in this book! Thanks for the chance to win it! :0)

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  126. Sue..I would LOVE the chance at winning this wonderful book! I LOVE all quilts ha! Is that fair???
    Thanks so much!
    Lynn S.
    sunnysmiles1951@yahoo.com

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  127. I have really been enjoying this blog tour. The quilts are so amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  128. I have been looking at all the quilts all week. They are all so nice, and I thought I had my mind made up on which one to make, until I say yours! And I have a Bali Pop of batiks for just such a project!

    I hope I win the book so I can make it soon!

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  129. Just happened on your blog and I love it!! The quilt is beautiful and I can see your problem in selecting the next pattern. Would love to win.
    annstorlie@yahoo.com

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  130. All the quilts in this book are great but I still have a preference for the one on the cover. I've always wanted to make a similar type quilt. Your banner looks lovely and so does your quilt. Isn't it nice to have such clear and concise instructions?

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  131. If I don't win one, I am buying it on Amazon. I think I love every pattern everyone has featured!

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  132. Sure would like to win this great book! I'd start with the cover quilt, love those brights.

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  133. Please find me if I win because I would love to have this book. I like so many of the quilts that I've seen on the tour. The one you made is beautiful, although it's too bad about the knees. The fabric you used is just right.

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  134. I personally like the Friendship Chain. All of the quilts are lovely.

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  135. I Think I would have some trouble choosing the next one. Picnic is great, but I also like Flowers for Nana girl. Not easy.....

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  136. What a host of patterns to choose from! I have a growing pile of scraps just waiting for me to make such a decision!

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  137. Oh, pick me, pick me. I'm on a spending diet since I'm losing my job the end of March so I'd love a new book! Thanks for the chance!

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  138. I too am challenged by scrap quilts so I understand where you are coming from. Each day as I have been reading the blogs I have had a new favorite. Good luck on your choice for your next project! JMK5942@comcast.net

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  139. NEAT QUILTS=WANT TO DO THEM ALL!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  140. I will have a hard time deciding what to make 1st out of that book. I have a batik jelly pop that would look great in the quilt you just made.

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  141. I would love to win this book. I wouldn't know what one to do first. They all look so cool.

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  142. Beautiful quilt, love what you did and your colors. Thanks for letting us share all of this.
    CAB

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  143. I love your chain. It is no surprise that has made it to your header!

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  144. I'm a big Jo Morton fan, so this quilt really speaks to me. All the quilts in Kim's book look great. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  145. I can see why you have a "problem" with the book.

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  146. Your quilt is beautiful. This blog tour has been really fun. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book.

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  147. Yes, choosing which quilt to start with would definately be a problem with this book, but one I'll gladly suffer with if i'm lucky enough to win ;)

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  148. My favorite quilt is Blessings from the Hollow, but I really like all of them. I would love to win this book as a companion to the first on which I love.

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  149. This is one of those rare books where I love every quilt pattern in it.

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  150. Your quilt is WONDERFUL..I love it. I am not sure which I'd make first. My daughter will probably steal the book from me and beat me to it.

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  151. Great quilt! That's one of my favorite patterns in the book as well.
    peachspark@hotmail.com

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  152. ed encantaría participar en este sorteo, el libro es precioso y tiene edredones lindos.
    mi blog: bauldelosretales@gmail.com
    Un abrazo

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  153. What a problem to have :) I'm glad that there are so many great patterns in the book that it's hard to choose the next quilt make :) I can't wait to get a book and have the same problem :) Thanks for the chance to win one!!

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  154. I love the quilt you made it is beautiful - it looks great in your banner! I would love to get the book. Thanks for the chance. Have a wonderful day!

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  155. I have a reply address so it is ok to pick me :)

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  156. Hi! The first quilt I saw from this book was Flower Boxes, and I loved it, but I have seen a few others now that are just terrific. You have done a great job on your quilt too. I think I would want to make several of these quilts if I was lucky enough to win this book. :)
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  157. I LOVE your blog header...I noticed it right away! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  158. I so love ...scrapquilts... almost magical to work with lots of fabrics... :0) have had my eye on Kim's book since it cane out... still haven't bought it... But hope to gave some luck to win a SIGNED copy... ;0)

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  159. I love your version of Island Chain. I can't wait to explore all the wonderful new quilts in this book. I have her first book and just love it.

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  160. I love those quilts and they look a dream to put together. I would love to win a copy of the book.
    rjk@ndsupernet.com

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  161. I rarely rush out and buy new books but looking at this one I think I have to do just that. My favorites (so far) are Sparklers and the one you chose.

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  162. Thank you for the hint of using postit notes for each cut section. This is something I'm going to try--losing too many pieces is not fun!!

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  163. Love, love, love your Island Chain!! I have been thinking all along my fav was Flowers for Nana Girl, but may have to change my mind after seeing Island Chain.

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  164. I heart all the patterns in the book and plan on making several...as soon as I get the book. LOL

    iammaryburke@gmail.com
    Mary

    http://www.ourhoppyplace.com

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  165. Like everyone else, I LOVE your new header quilt! Scrappy quilts are my favorite and Tool Shed is calling my name. Can't hardly wait to start!
    sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  166. Ok, today my favorite is Island Chain, I've got some wonderful fabric for it! You all have been such fun, thanks for a great time.

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  167. Loving your version of the Island chain. I think that will be the first quilt i make too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  168. Amazing, just like I thought you would be...what a fabulous book, thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  169. Kim is amazing! It is not often all, or most of, the quilts in a book go on the to do list, and keep thoughts of fabric choices occuping your time. Flower Boxes in Glace will be my first one because I have the fabric and think it would suit this one. Now the second choice is difficult!

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  170. I have bags of scraps! I could really go to it if I won this book!! Thanks
    judyk2310@yahoo.com

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  171. Hard choices; a person could really make them all, although I do have some favorites: Flowers for Nana Girl and Town Square, to name a couple. I enjoyed your blog, keep up the good work. With the economy the way it is, it'd sure be nice to win a copy of this book! Blessings.

    douglas040@centurytel.net
    Emma

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  172. Love your version of Island Chain. All the quilts look like great fun to make. Thanks for the chance to win . . .

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  173. You did a great job with fabric selection...this is so a great book...with projects that are enticing. Thanks for hosting...
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  174. I think I may just start at the front of the book and make them all!

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  175. Love the Island Chain Quilt... Looks like a neat quilting book. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  176. Thank you for participating in this book tour. I really like your version of the chains quilt.

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  177. Finally, your turn!!

    I do very much like your first choice and would probably make the same.

    As your second choice I think the first that you pictured. Perhaps our tastes are similar?

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  178. The first quilt I would make is Flowers for Nana Girl. I love that one. Your new banner quilt is done in some wonderful colors!

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  179. I would just love to win a copy of this book. It looks like it full of fun projects. (anita@monery.net)

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  180. I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's quilts from the book. It would be hard to choice a favorite.

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  181. Choices, choices, there are just not enough days/hours to make all the quilts we like are there.
    Please put my name in the hat to win this wonderful book.
    hadacres@comcast.net
    Thank you from not so sunny California.

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  182. I really like the patterns in the book. I have entered every day. Enjoying your blog. I like your fabric choices.

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  183. Thank you for hosting this stop on the blog book tour. Every quilt I have seen during this tour is one that I would like to make. Hope I win this wonderful book! alternate email mlwright29 (at)hotmail(dot)com

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  184. This looks like a GREAT book!!
    PLEASE, pick ME!

    Kat

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  185. I love your quilt. Each day I add one more quilt from the book to my list of ToDos.

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  186. Neat looking book, and I like the chain!
    thanks!

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  187. I love all the quilts I have seen from this book , it would be very difficult to decide which to make first but if I win the book I won't waste any time deciding ;-) Thanks for the chance and your quilt is gorgeous!

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  188. Have been loving all the quilts I've seen from this book! Really love the Island Chain. I must order this book had said waiting for Mid-Atlantic. Will wait in case I should be lucky enough to win one the order one.

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  189. I did notice the new quilt in your banner! I really like this one. There are SO many that I like! Thanks for the chance to win Kim's book.

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  190. So many wonderful quilts in this book and I have a jelly roll just waiting to try one of them. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  191. The first one on my list is the one that you made but I think I have said that each one might be my first. There are just too many good ones to pick. Thank goodness that I have enough fabric for several...bhaferkorn at yahoo dot com

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  192. I want to make them all too! :-) If only I had that kind of time!! I do have my sights on one of them, though. Made with Jo fabrics too!!

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  193. Great job using your fat quarters. Your quilt turned out great. I'm loving all these patterns.
    Sue

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  194. So many wonderful choices!! I'd love to win a copy, and my own dilemma! Thanks!

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  195. Love this book and your quilt. Can't decide which one I will make first. Here's my email address so you can be sure and get in touch with me. HE HE

    mdehoop@hotmail.com

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