Friday, December 9, 2011

The Stargazer Quilt and a Charming Giveaway

DRUM ROLL PLEASE....

Randomgenerator.org selected #177. The winner of the Kona Solids charm pack is:

Faddict

Congratulations!!! 

A huge thank you to everyone who entered. I wish I could send you all a charm pack!




Hey, who knew? It's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day and I just happen to be doing a giveaway in honor of the completion of my Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Challenge quilt.





Please know, dear readers, that I braved 12 degrees Fahrenheit without mittens to get this shot! Of course today it was 40 degrees. Figures.


My original inspiration was stars twinkling in the night sky, hence the name Stargazer. The many Kona colors look so pretty paired with the navy solid.

So what about this giveaway, you say? Well, I've got a Kona charm pack that needs a loving home.




To enter, leave a comment with the answer to this question:

What will you make with this charm pack if you win it?

For additional chances to win, do one or all of the following (no pressure, though):

  1. "Like" the Mini Mushroom Facebook page.
  2. Become a follower of this blog (that would make my day :)
  3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter.
Leave an additional comment for each and all of these actions. Please make sure I can contact you. I'll select a winner at random next Friday, December 16th and announce the winner on this post.

And now I leave you with a quilt action shot:

Gwen after her nap. Check out the quilt back - awesome 80's whales by Ann Kelle.
Happy crafting,
-Annik

391 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! I just pinned it. I think you've inspired me to give bright solids a try so I would probably try something similar if I were so lucky to win this charm pack. Or I'd chicken out and mix it with some prints I already have ... which could be very nice, too, I imagine!

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  2. I think I would make a quilt similar to yours!

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  3. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/Lealee33/status/145252802749415424

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  4. I think I would have to make some kind of rainbow quilt.

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  5. I'm following and I'd love to win!

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  6. Oops - wrong way round, but I'd make a modern quilt using the colours with some gray.

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  7. Just off to retweet your tweet! :-)

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  8. My son wants an argyle quilt, and I am on the hunt for Kona charm packs!! Hope I win!

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  9. I would make a quilt but I'm not sure what pattern.

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  10. I will very probably put some of it into my Farmer's Wife blocks.

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  11. oh, this is gorgeous. my next-after-the-next project is a warm-cool quilt, using the whole color wheel. this would be, shall i say, PERFECT!?!?!?

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  12. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/loveolamb/status/146398845956395008

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  13. what a fantastic quilt! Not sure what I'd do with a charm pack right away, but I'd sure have fun planning it out!

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  14. Your quilt is fabulous! I think I'd like to make one too with the charm pack. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I would make a table topper for myself because I love rainbow colors.

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  16. I love working with solids. I'd definitely do some kind of a quilt, maybe something with half square triangles? I'm just not sure right away, but I know I'd have fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I am working on getting enough hexies to make my girlie a playmat quilt. I need solids yet!
    Thanks!

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  18. I might take inspiration from your lovely stargazer quilt and make the same thing with this charm pack if I am lucky enough to win.

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  19. I love solids. They make such elegant quilt tops. But I have a narrow strip of wall that needs a hanging and these colours would be perfect to brighten that spot.

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  20. That quilt is gorgeous! I would love to make a mini of that from the charm pack! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  21. I'd make a lap quilt! Yours is lovely.

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  22. I don't have FB, but I've signed up to follow your blog...now to check out your pins. =)

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  23. I would use it in a wall hanging.

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  24. I tweeted your giveaway and am following your twitter now. Thanks again, Amkreations

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  25. I think I would enjoy using it to help make a rainbow "eye-spy" quilt for my kiddos!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  26. Such a cute charm pack, i could see that becoming a rainbow mini quilt!

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  27. I'd love to make the Tannagram puzzle from
    Handmade Holidays!

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  28. I would probably use this with some cute prints for a baby blanket.

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  29. I would use them in many diff projects. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I liked you on facebook

    Mary
    iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I tweeted about your giveaway!

    Mary
    iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I follow your blog

    Mary
    iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I don't know. But I would find something!

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  34. I'm liking your pinwheels, but I think I'd do a bright bunting on a baby quilt for my new baby girl.
    Great giveaway!

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  35. I love your quilt. I am not 100% sure what I'd do. I love kona a lot :) I might make a pieced underskirt for a dress for my little one or maybe a scrappy belt.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  36. FB fan- Desiree Glaze

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  37. blog follower 50!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  38. http://twitter.com/#!/WeeShare/status/146424518980808704

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  39. Oh I love your quilt! I'd make a bunting quilt with the fabric

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  40. Wow - the pinwheels really shine against the navy - it's a great combination! I think I'd be inspired by your project - maybe a group of throw pillows...

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  41. Definitely a quilt...I love solids, particularly Kona solids!

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  42. I am a fan of simple quilts, and that quilt is sooooo gorgeous!!! I'd probably make something similar, but as a stacked coins with a very dark solid background. thanks!!!

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  43. A table runner and maybe some napkins??

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  44. i would make a colourful 'stargazer'. thanks

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  45. I have seen so many lovely quilts made as a result of teh RK solids challenge. I'd pick one or two of my favorites and try to emulate them.

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  46. Oh these are lovely. I'd make some flying geese in a circle :)

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  47. What a beautiful quilt -- I think I would make a quilt similar to yours!! Thanks so much!

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  48. I don't know what I'd do with a charm pack. I might just learn to quilt!

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  49. Love what you did with the challenge! Great job! I would make a hexie quilt with this charm pack. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I'm also a new follower! So nice to find your blog!

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  51. I have a baby quilt to make and this would be perfect addition! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

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  52. I would pair it with some Kaffe Fassett charms to make a quilt top.
    Love to win!

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  53. Pinwheel pillows. I'm plannin to make some for some time now. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  54. I'd be thrilled to give them a lovely home. I'd probably use them in a pillow and try out some new patterns/ techniques that way. I'm a beginner sewer still!

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  55. I'm not sure what I'd make for sure, but I have a bunch of rainbow charms that maybe could mix in with the solids for a cool quilt!

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  56. These would be fantastic for appliques!

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  57. beautiful quilt! wow. thanks for the sweet giveaway. I would add them as logcabin centers in a quilt.

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  58. Hi there!, I will copy cat your gorgeous quilt! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  59. Great giveaway! I would make a nice, simple, modern quilt with it.
    modernpatchwork4u@gmail.com

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  60. such a generous giveaway! I would make a nice rainbow quilt for my newborn son.

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  61. This charm pack looks like fun, I'd have to make a quilt, maybe something along the lines of Elizabeth Hartman's paintbox quilt...

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  62. Oh I love your stargazer quilt! Beautiful!

    I'd make a little quilt for the lounge for the kidsto snuggle up with if I won this charm pack. Lovely and colorful!

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  63. I'm a Follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Not completely sure what I would use it for, but I'm on a mission to get a little bit of every kona solid for a quilt.

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  65. What a beautiful quilt! I would like to make a quilt from solids for my living room! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  66. I liked Mini Mushroom on facebook! :)

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  67. I can see some rainbow flying geese waiting to be made by me.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway.

    I love your quilt. The pin wheels look so fantastic set off by that navy background. Just beautiful.

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  68. Fun! I favorited your quilt about two days ago, before even knowing that you were doing a giveaway :) It is a wonderful quilt!
    What I would do with this charm pack? I have one that is similar to this one, so I am planning on making an all solids quilt just for me :)

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  69. Your stargzer quilt is amazing! very pretty and nice quilting. If I won that sweet charm pack I would make some pillow covers for my dad! he really wants some new ones. thanks!

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  70. I am a new follower also! thank you again!

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  71. I've seen so many amazing products in the flickr "kona challenge groups" but this would go toward a quilt for my roommate whose an art student.. thanks for the chance!

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  72. Your quilt is super-beautiful! I might do something like that or something with grey or maybe a flying geese on white. Thanks!

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  73. Your quilt is lovely! I'd probably mix it with some patterned prints and make a patchwork bag

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  74. I think I would blend it with some matching prints and quilt with them.

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  75. i think i'd make a colorful solids hexagon quilt. though i should really finish the one i already started first. :-)

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  76. i just started following you in google reader.

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  77. I would incorporate this charm pack into my paper crafting! This is the perfect kind of fabric for adding to cards and mixed media pieces! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  78. Lovely quilt. I would mix them up with other charm packs to make a pinwheel quilt that I'm planning in 2012.

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  79. I would love to make a lap quilt for my goddaughter.
    Terrific giveaway!

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  80. There is this colorful quilt "Cloud Song" in this book I just got that I would love to make out of this. I am really lacking in the solids department!

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  81. What a beautiful quilt! I really need some solids in my small stash! I am working on a quilt for my sister and need some solids in it, spo it would start there!

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  82. I would make a patchwork tote. Thank You for the chance at the giveaway.

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  83. Great quilt!
    If I was lucky enough to win I would make the quilt featured on quiltstory.blogspot.com a few days ago! Please check it out!

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  84. I will combine it with primary color prints to make this quilt for a boy in my family!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/84726098/baby-quilt-patternquick-and-easy2-charm

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  85. I'm the only one in my family who likes mushrooms so I had to follow!

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  86. I would make cushions with it. I love your star gazer quilt by the way.

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  87. probably a blanket for one of my boys.
    :)
    thank you!

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  88. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'd probably hoard that for a while...so many pretty colors! I think I'd do something with HSTs and make a snuggly lap quilt.

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  89. I will try my hand at zippered pouches if I win the charm pack

    My birthday is Saturday, and this would be a great birthday present!

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  90. I love your quilt so I think I'd try that with the pack!

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  91. I have a quilt I designed that I'd love to make again. You can see it here: http://sewchaos.blogspot.com/2011/11/following-leader-quilt-pattern.html

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  92. Something rainbow-y. That`s a word right?

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  93. I would probably make a colorful blanket for my kitty. We like to use small blankets where he likes to sleep so that de-furring of the furniture is easier! Thank you!

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  94. I would make pillow covers for the sofa at my new lake cabin!

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  95. I would like to make a wonky star quilt with those adorable solid charms!

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  96. I'd use the charm pack in the quilt I'm making for myself this year!

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  97. They would all go into my finally-I-want-to-make-a-quilt-for-mayslef-project 2012!

    Or rather I would love of they would because I have this plan for a long time but always there is a project for another person who is dear to me which comes first... so maybe they would go in a birthday project like a little bag or pillow :) I love solids also because I like to paint on fabric before I use it for a sewing project :)

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  98. I'm hoping to do the next round of 'For the love of Solids' swap on flickr so I would use this in there as well as adding to plenty of other projects, there is always room for a solid in a project

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  99. I'm think maybe a twister quilt.....

    Thank you! Love your solids quilt

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  100. Oh I love your quilt! What a great idea for the solids challenge. If I won the charm pack, I would make something for my kids' preschool classroom, maybe some floor pillows for their reading area.

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  101. Hmmm... not sure what I would make with it -- I would pull out the Solids issue of Fat Quarterly and look for a project! Most likely some sory of pillow, though.

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  102. I'm not sure what I would make with it - maybe a table runner? ltenhage@gmail.com

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  103. I'll make bedding for my kids! Thanks :)
    Tia
    mtrand2 at gmail dot com

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  104. I'd love to make a quilt for my brother with this charm pack. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  105. Beautiful blog! I'm a new follower.

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  106. Thanks for the chance.
    I´ll love to adopt the fabrics, and maybe make a flicflac tablerunner...
    lovely quilt and ery cute baby!
    liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  107. Mmmm..a rainbow of "solid" beauty! Looks like a rich opportunity to explore with solid colour..I like the contrast of neutrals with colour and would like to make something geometrical perhaps frame the charms and arrange them with neutral sashings in a configuration that speaks to me while I am playing with them.

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  108. I would use them in a quilt!

    Great job on yours!!!

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  109. HELLO . . I'D LIKE TO MAKE A NEW QUILT FOR MY BED!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  110. HAPPY FOLLOWING YOU!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!

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  111. I'd make a baby quilt maybe something like your Stargazer!

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  112. I might make some fun mug rugs. :)

    michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  113. i'm a follower-love your stuff!

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. i'd mix them in with some other fabrics for some patchwork pillows.

    thanks!

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  115. Some kind of rainbow quilt, maybe stars or pinwheels arching over.

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  116. The quilt so pretty. I want to make one Thanks for the chance

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  117. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/146766063911186432

    Thanks for the chance to win ^^v

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  118. love your quilt, i would probably use them to make a quilt too

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  119. Love the action shot. :)

    I would probably use the solids to make a fun patchwork library tote.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  120. it would be fun to do a modern table runner for my dinning room!

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  121. I would use these lovely solids for applique~!

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  122. A solids quilt, one of my first projects for 2012! I am thinking spectrum squares, or something like that.

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  123. I would make a mini Zig Zag quilt like this with the charm pack.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/losabia/4069183960/in/pool-1152659@N23/lightbox/
    or a stacked coin mini quilt:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/95281184@N00/4021202965/in/pool-1152659@N23/lightbox/
    thanks for the giveaway.
    allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

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  124. I'm planning a periodic table of elements quilt and this would be perfect.

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  125. I tweeted about your giveaway. My handle is @DarnHeather

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  126. I would make some sort of rainbow themed quilt!

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  127. a quilt of course. I do really like yours!
    Thanks for the giveaway + merry Xmas!

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  128. My best friend's asked me to be the maid of honor in her upcoming wedding--hooray! But that means she needs a quilt, and as colorful as she is, these would find a great home there.

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  129. I think these would look nice in a coin quilt

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  130. Hmm, maybe I'd make myself a library bag (for all of bubba's books!).

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  131. I think I will pair these babies up with some fun prints and make stuffed blocks for my little girl!

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  132. I would use those charms for a twister quilt! I would love to do one in solids. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  133. I would definitely make a quilt. My daughter loves rainbows and a multi-colored quilt would be perfect. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  134. What a great giveaway. Thanks for participating. This charm pack would go right into a quilt.

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  135. I'm a new follower. I love your daughter's eyebrows- so expressive.

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  136. I would like to make a solids only quilt. Thank you for sharing.

    skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  137. I'd make something colorful of course :D

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  138. I will use them in the lap quilt I want to make for my mom.

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  139. there is this project i want to try that is tangram-esque that had many solids that i found on a blog somewhere out there. this would be perfect. it is a sort of a puzzle game for kids, well and bigger kids.

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  140. Awesome! Love solids in quilts with pops of color (just like yours!) - FB follower! :)

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  141. I would make a rainbow doll quilt. I saw so many great doll quilts made from such a charm pack.

    Susanne

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  142. I follow (Google Reader) :)
    Susanne

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  143. I'd have to make a cool patchwork skirt for my DD first!

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  144. I tweeted about this giveaway:)

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  145. That's a beautiful quilt!! i love the rainbow solids, and I *need* to make a baby quilt so I'd use them in that.

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  146. Not sure exactly what I would make, but I really like your Stargazer quilt.

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  147. I'd put the solid charms together with my print rainbow charms and make a big rainbow quilt!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  148. Happy to follow you and share your thoughts!

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  149. Love your quilt...definitely gives me some inspiration!

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  150. I really don't know what I'd make with it. I think I'd have to have it in my hands and play with it a little before it told me what it wanted to be (you did say it was talking fabric, didn't you?)

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  151. I'm not sure what I would do. I did just participate in the Color Wheel Charm Swap, so I could easily encorporate this with those charms.

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  152. A rainbow quilt--probably zig zag. Thanks for the chance!

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  153. I'd love to do something with rainbow HSTs... My first quilt ever used that whale fabric for a back! I love it!

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  154. I would make a rainbow quilt for sure! thanks for the lovely giveaway

    nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

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  155. I would pair the solids with scrappy prints and make lots of half square triangles for a lap quilt.

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  156. I would totally make that quilt you have! I even have some yardage!

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  157. I am a new Follower. I also spy some awesome whale fabric in the background of that cute little person!

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  158. a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  159. I love your quilt-I'd like to try it! Thanks!

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  160. Nice quilt! I love rainbow pinwheels. I made a mini quilt for a swap with rainbow pinwheels!

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  161. I have never tried pinwheels so i would give that a go. Thank you for the chance to win

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  162. Did you see that pixelated color wheel quilt recently? I really want to make one of those.

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