Thursday, September 23, 2010

The spoils of the day (and a little giveaway!) GIVEAWAY ENDED! check back again for more fun:)


I'm crushing hard on Anna Maria Horner. Okay, it's no secret that I always have. I've made a quilt or two from each and every line she's produced (except Chocolate Lollipop) and I still hoard all her old collections. So of course I've been waiting with baited breath for  her new Innocent Crush line to come out, and pouting that we have to wait until November. So imagine my surprise when I was cruising Etsy the other night while Mark was out of town (you know what they say - when the cat is away the mouse will shop!) and Whipstitch Fabrics had the whole entire line in stock! I had to contact them to make sure they hadn't forgotten to write "pre order" on the listings! But sure enough, they had magically gotten them that day and besides their in store customers I was the first person to get my greedy hands on them!

The gals there were wonderful to deal with and got my fabric to me in just two days! It arrived this afternoon and I am blown away once again by the beauty Anna Maria continues to create.
These are gorgeous and the colors are perfect for fall. I really have too many other WIPs going on right now but I have no idea how in the world I'll be able to keep myself from cutting in to these!



As if that wasn't enough to get my heart racing, a special package of gorgeous Nani Iro arrived today also! Matatabi was having a moving sale and how could I resist? A little double gauze to add to my collection and some of the linen from her vintage collection (a new clutch maybe?)



The best thing to arrive on my doorstep today though, was my sweet husband. He came home this afternoon from a trade show in NYC and came armed with gifts as he always does. This time he had to make it good to keep me from being too jealous of his visit to Mario Batali's new spot Eataly. He did good! The gals at Purl Soho were so helpful in choosing these gorgeous Habu yarns for the Color Change scarf I've been dreaming of, and some new Liberty lovelies to add to my long-term hexie quilt project.


And this is what we'll be up to (or into, rather) tonight......Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. All I can say is YUM. After reading this Flickr thread the other night we recklessly ordered seven pints of this stuff against all dietary logic ( I mean, come on, I've been trying to lose 8 pounds since Lucy was born!) I'm blaming this all on you Chawne if I gain some more;) But really, this ice cream is crack and I'm sure it won't be the last box arriving on our doorstep. Mark wasn't in the door for 5 minutes before diving into the Black Coffee flavor and proclaiming it his favorite ice cream ever. (Insert sounds of our pant seams tearing).



And because I'm feeling like a big old spoiled brat, I want to spread the love around to you too! I picked up a couple of extra fat quarters of my favorite prints from the Innocent Crush line to give away to one of you. I have a million quilt pattern ideas rolling around in my head but not one of them is speaking to me with this line yet. Will you help me please? In order to enter for these little pretties, just leave a comment telling me what design or pattern you think would be lovely in Innocent Crush. I haven't decided yet if I'll draw this randomly or pick the idea I like the best so please give it a little thought! 




One comment per person please and I'll pick the winner Sunday at 5 PM Western time so I can pop these in the mail to the winner on Monday! Please make sure you leave me a way to contact you!!

160 comments:

  1. I think this design, with a solid would look awesome!!!
    http://luv2knit-luv2knit.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-first-quilt-design.html
    it is my own personal design, and I am currently working on writing up the pattern. thanks

    Stacey

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  2. I am thinking a zig zag would look awesome with these fabrics! I can't wait to get some too, Anna MH is doing some amazing things!

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  3. what about squares in squares, alternating contrasting colors & matching prints in the same spots from different colorways. i'm sure this has a name, but i wouldn't know it. and some grey in there for good measure.

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  4. BIG hexies so you can enjoy the prints as much as possible without cutting them up (and how great would it be to have a giant giant hexie on the back??

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  5. I think a modified bento box, with varied strip widths. That's the first thing that came to mind. I can't wait to see all that's created with this gorgeous new line!

    wilke at lulubloom dot com

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  6. How about just large squares that would show off the beautiful fabric.

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  7. The fabric would look good in any project, but I would use them in the Amy Butler Brick Path quilt pattern.

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  8. I like the zig-zag idea which reminds me of Oh,Frannson's new wave quilt http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/new-wave-quilt.html My other idea was something like what Rita at Red Pepper did with the voile http://www.flickr.com/photos/redpepperquilts/4541508511/ I love the idea of seeing so much of the print in both of these ideas. Have fun!!

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  9. The way you have them lined up in the top picture - it screams 'make me into a zig zag quilt!!!!' What a delicious quilt it'll be no matter what pattern you choose!

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  10. What a great husband! Ice cream, Liberty and Habu! You better hold onto him!

    I agree with Valerie....zig zag quilt. The fabric will just show itself off!

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  11. Gorgeous! I am not much of a quilter, so I don't know all the patterns. But I think it would make a beautiful patchwork skirt!

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  12. I think a disappearing nine patch would look lovely! Quick and easy, and different size squares/rectangles that would show off the fabric!
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

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  13. I like the zigzag idea too but I'd also consider the minimalist look too with stripes of this gorgeous fabric and white. I have a few quilt of that design and I love the way it makes the colors really pop!

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  14. Anna's color choices are so bright & pretty, I think they would look lovely in the Joseph's Coat pattern: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1307038@N22/pool/.Enjoy the new lovelies & thank you for the chance to win!

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  15. I love the fabrics and think they would work nicely with the Cherry Pie quilt from Tula Pink.

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  16. My first thought actually was that a retro styled applique quilt might be good (You know, a vespa, some mod styled boy & girl figgures, etc.)... but I'm not sure that is your cup of tea so to speak.
    Then I found this one... and thought you might like it :) http://carlyofquiltville.blogspot.com/2009/04/retro-1974-funky-windows-quilt.html
    What ever you choose to do, I'm sure you will love it. It is gorgeous fabric! :)

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  17. I think either a zigzag or a starburst quilt would look best!

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  18. I think that I would (will) do a lattice type quilt, with white background to make the colours pop! Thanks for the chance!!

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  19. I have a big crush on all things Anna Maria too. Her blog, her beautiful fabrics, her style! There's so much going on in the designs that I always love her fabrics in simple patterns, like patchwork squares next to each other. Lucky you!

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  20. How about a bunch of different sizes of wonky stars? Can't wait to see what you decide. :)

    Faith
    http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com

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  21. wouldn't the Pickle Dish pattern be fabulous with these fabrics? Comfortstitching might be doing a quilt along!! fabulous fabrics, thanks for sharing!

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  22. Oh, wow! They are beautiful...enjoy your goodies!! If it was ME, and I wish it was, I think I would do a stacked coins quilt, with white, or perhaps even something really neutral like Kona Ash....thanks for the give away btw!!

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  23. Megan,

    Those are just beautiful! I had a young babysitter-in-training come over to play with my daughter today and she had the coolest backpack (is it still okay to say cool?lol). It had a brown solid background with lots of rectangles within rectangles scattered across lots of negative space. The rectangles varied in how many frames were around the rectangle and also a had a variety of shades of pink. I took a photo and I have to make something like it. These fabrics would be perfect. Especially with a bit of that orange thrown in. I'd probably use something other than brown for my background but the fabrics do look good with the brown of your table.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous fabrics...I may have to order the whole line for myself if i don't win :)
    Peggy in NJ

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  25. I think it would look wonderful as a pinwheel.... But I'm biased. Thanks for the oppertunity for the giveaway!!

    Buri.sama[at]gmail.com

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  26. These prints are gorgeous...i've certainly had my eye on them! Something that would allow large pieces would work well to showcase the beautiful patterns - maybe a wave quilt, or even a plain quilt with a series of strips the width of the quilt (I can't remember exactly where i saw it, but i think there is one like it in last minute patchwork + quilt gifts). oh, ooh, and i really think this would work well: http://www.weewonderfuls.com/2010/08/ggs-quilt.html

    mehartman at gmail dot com

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  27. I think this would be fun as a nine patch. It would show the fabric off nicely. I just love this line, I can not wait to get my hands on the entire line. I came a bit late to the game.

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  28. Gorgeous! I need to get my hands on some of this beautiful fabric. Thanks for sharing. I agree with lots of the comments above that say zig zag. I'm about to start a zig zag quilt using AMH's voile. Have you seen this Colorblock quilt? Rachel's starting a quiltalong soon. This would be awesome.
    http://www.stitchedincolor.com/p/colorbrick-beginners-quilt-along.html

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  29. I immediately thought "zig zag" but looks like a few people have that idea too. Have you tried Oh Fransson's Map of the States - that's a fun one and would look great with all those bright colors!

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  30. I just found out about Stitched In Color's Colorbrick quiltalong today, and I think it would be perfect for these fabrics - large enough blocks that would showcase the patterns of the fabric, with a beautiful neutral in between to give your eye a place to rest for a second before moving on to the next piece of gorgeousness! It really needs something quietly modern, I think, and this would be perfect (and would give me a reason to drop something else I'm working on and make this lovely quilt!) So please pick me!!

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  31. Wow! you lucky girl....awesome bunch of fabrics. And so sweet of you to share the love. I'm absolutely crazy about your New Wave Bohemian and therefore that gets my vote for the pattern to use for Innocent Crush. BUT I would use black or brown for the solid to give it a cozy feeling for Fall and Winter and make all those wonderful colors pop.

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  32. oh, I think a quilt pattern with diamonds in it would be great to go along with some of the prints in this line. Maybe some large sized ones, ones starting small with a few layers around them, and some made up of smaller diamonds to make a larger diamond shape. Hopefully some of that made sense! anyway, the fabrics do look really pretty! :) Jessica

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  33. All the previous commenters have the best ideas!!! I was thinking of doing some large half square triangles and making just six or eight huge diamonds with a solid of stone or a light brown. Very vivid and bold.

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  34. I love Jeni's! They're local from here and I just love coming to one of their shops to smell the wonderful aroma of the waffle cones... well, and get the ice cream too, of course! My absolute fave is Honey Pistachio and Strawberry Buttermilk. Sadly, the strawberry is already out of season, so I'll have to wait until next year to taste them again.

    Sorry to be rambling on and on about ice cream, back to fabric now. I'm thinking triangles for the Innocent Crush.

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  35. Ya know what? For some reason, I'm thinking one of those bookshelf quilts with nice wide rectangles (books) to really show off the fabric. The shelves could be some yummy earth tone to offset the bright colors. Anyway, thanks for the great post and chance at such lovely fabric. Your work is just gorgeous.

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  36. Looking at the fabric, I think it would be perfect in Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl pattern.

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  37. Wow ... so much beautiful fabric to look at and play with! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway, so generous!! That Innocent Crush is gorgeous, as are all things Anna Maria.
    Anyway ... this is what I would make with it: http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/comfortstitching/2010/09/pickledishand-a-possible-quilt-a-long.html. I think it would look gorgeous in this fabric range and who doesn't love a quilt along?? Im sure whatever you make will look amazing!!

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  38. what about Oh Franssons 12+2=Q pattern....these would look great set off by a fantastic coordinating solid and the patterns and colors would be featured well since the pattern calls for pretty large cut pieces. this is a very generous giveaway...and i am now salivating for ice cream. i hope that i can get my hands on some of this Jeni's sometime.

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  39. I'm thinking the bubble burst print for this dress:
    http://makeitperfect.com.au/MIP/Sprout.html
    Right? Wouldn't that be cute?
    supergail from flickr :)

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  40. Have you seen Oh Fransson's New Wave pattern yet? I think that pattern works great with bigger prints. These would look really cool set off by a white or brown solid. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Definitely something modern that shows off those gorgeous prints. Maybe "There's a Square in There". Or something similar to the top and bottom of "Sierra's Forest" - wonky stripes. I'll email you with an idea I've been working on. Thanks for the great giveaway, its been fun to see everyone's suggested patterns.

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  42. I also love AMH. She's basically just brilliant.

    I know everyone is loving the idea of zig-zagging these patterns, but lately I've been so obsessed with Denise Schmidt's quilt patterns (I like Single Girl most). For these beautiful fabrics, I'd probably go with Denise's Stacking the Odds Quilt. It's just such a good pattern for showcasing the fabric, in my humble opinion.

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  43. I think you should do a kaeidoscope quilt like: http://static.howstuffworks.com/pdf/kaleidoscope-quilt-block-1.pdf but mix in a solid for the "x" every other block and the corners of every other block. I have a great pic of one my friend just did. Email me if you want me to forward it to you!

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  44. i would probably do squares. i just did a very busy pattern with GF anf LF, which i love...but for me i'd do squares to be simple. :)

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  45. Well I'm in love with your Little Folks quilt, and think these would look gorgeous in a design like that.

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  46. First of all, I think love every photo in this post. Yay for every photo being exciting. I nearly didn't make it down to the comment area because I was hung up ooohing and ahhhing.

    Innocent Crush are bold prints and deserve a bold striking unexpected pattern (think Kaffe Fassett or Material Obsession!) What about a pumpkin seed quilt? They look a tad like cathedral windows but are a constructed differently. Also they have "big leaves"

    See: http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=classic_pumpkin

    You could also use the same template set that I used for my curved nine-patches to get the same effect

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  47. I really like the tumbler quilt style...that's something I'm hoping to get around to making for myself shortly. I love your fabric selection.

    amkreations.blogspot.com

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  48. I love the content and layout of your blog. Great pictures and yummy fabrics. It reminds me of the tropics (I am a Queenslander). I think the fabric would dance in a quilt with lots of drunkard path blocks arranged in rows like clams. (I just did one - see it on my blog).

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  49. I have with the tumbler quilt idea, those fabrics would look great. Here's the next quilt on my to do list, a sashed tumbler.
    http://lynbrown.com/?p=680

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  50. How about a "snowball block" quilt? using a gray as the corners. The snowballs always showcase fabrics so nicely! Thank you for the chance to win some AMH fabrics!

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  51. yes, oh yes! you will soon be a Jeni's addict just like me.

    these fabrics are luscious too!

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  52. The fabrics are gorgeous! How about a spider web block with beigy background.

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  53. how about using the fabric in AMH's sixth time's the charm baby quilt. I love that quilt and the fabrics are certainly "crush" worthy. wmslro@msn.com

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  54. Can't wait to see some of this up close an personal...hint, hint! For something different, I am thinking it would look so great in modern bow-tie pattern....it would showcase the fabrics nicely.

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  55. I always love the disappearing nine patch! :)

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  56. The ice cream sounds delicious! As for the fabric, it looks delicious. I'd love to use it to celebrate the 20th anniversary of my quilt guild. The celebration committee developed a block of the month for the next year and we're all making a version. The first block, the cactus basket was handed out this month. I'd love to use some of the more modern fabrics and this would be a great start. Kathie L in Allentown

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  57. i think a simple HST with some coordinating solids would look great in this line! thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. you will find amazing inspirtion in the material obsession like someone else said..i got the book for my bd and am working on the cross strip quilt now with heather ross fabrics. :)

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  59. doh! was busy thinking about ice cream and forgot to say that I think a big showy block like a Snowball or bow tie would be great to show off these yummy designs!

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  60. Is it as wonderful as Bohemian? I'm thinking it would be beautiful in Jaybird Quilts "Circle Around" pattern with a solid or different color solids. Can't wait to see the line in person...might have to run to Whipstitch on my lunch hour tomorrow(if they have any left!).

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  61. I was going to suggest a bricklaid pattern and then one of the previous comments suggested the Colorbrick by Stiched in Color. So I checked it out and was almost exactly what I was thinking. Beautiful fabrics - I have been hoarding her Little Folks forever now.

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  62. I have a layout idea I have been dying to try using small bowtie blocks and solids that this would look absolutely darling with! Thanks for the chance!

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  63. Oooh, lucky! So pretty! What about Carolina Patchworks Modern Rose Garden pattern: http://shop.carolinapatchworks.com/product/no-002-modern-rose-garden-quilt-pattern

    This line looks like it has so many nice big prints to show off. I think this quilt would look awesome if you fussy cut and would really draw attention to the dramatic nature of this line!

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  64. I think a stack and wack would show off all of the great colors and patterns in this lovely fabric.

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  65. The colours are so wonderful and dramatic I think something simple, like big random squares of different sizes, no sashing, so the colours all blend into each other -- then the big prints would get shown off to their best advantage.

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  66. I am slightly obsessed with the idea of all of these luscious collies and patterns together in a simple patchwork. it's just the best way to feature these lovely fabrics! (depending on the scale of the patterns I might be tempted to "busy it up" with smaller scale patches!

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  67. I actually don't think Id use these for a quilt-we just moved into a new apartment in Moscow, RU and I need to brighten up my kitchen before winter sets in. I've been holding out for innocent crush for some curtains, and I'd love to make matchy matchy pot holders, kitchen towels, and other accessories to have on display.

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  68. I think something simple, like squares or rectangles, in varying widths, would look great with these fabrics. I'm also a bit obsessed with apple core quilts at the moment, but am not sure if that pattern would play with these prints. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Angelina

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  69. I'm definitely hoping to get my hands on some of that line... I'm planning a quilt with this design in the Little Folks, but I think it'd be beautiful with Innocent Crush too. :)

    http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/2010/09/little-mug-rug.html

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  70. I think the mod bento block (but not cut into quarters) would look great with this fabric. Enough variation between the blocks and it'd be wonderful... I'd be tempted to use the entire line of fabric for something like that (if I had my way!) I too LOVE everything AMH. LOVE. :)

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  71. I would want to pick a pattern that uses all of the fabrics together while spotlighting them individually but still showing how well they flow together. Maybe Tula Pink's Cartwheel pattern or Denise Schmidt's Single Girl Pattern.

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  72. I love the square in a square thing. That way you still have big and small pieces thrown in there! :)

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  73. Wow! What a happy fabric day! I always think you can't go wrong with simple patchwork when you want to showcase a fabulous line. :)

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  74. I think that they are screaming zig-zag. Maybe with a slightly darker solid or solids. They also might be whispering big hexiesor AB Sexy Hexy...I dunno...what do you hear?? LOL!

    sowandsewdoll@yahoo.com

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  75. definetely a zig-zag!
    hummm looks so good
    Gina
    ginadotcatswhiskersatgmaildotcom
    http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

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  76. I love Kate Conklin's designs, they really showcase fabrics. In line with the Innocent Crush theme, I think her Fairy Hearts pattern would look great, or Charm Bracelets.
    Happy choosing and thanks for the giveaway!

    angelasmart@hotmail.com

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  77. I love the idea of a zig-zag quilt - maybe because of how you've laid out the fabric in the photo. BUT...I'd go with the disappearing nine patch. It's a fab way to showcase fabrics and it's super quick. I'm using the design for my beloved Mendocino. I then intend appliquing some turtles on top with embroidered details - just for a little something extra. So if you thought that design was too simple and easy you could maybe add some applique/embroidery inspired by the designs on the fabric you love the most?

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  78. Well I have never had any of the AMH fabrics but you guys are really making me want them now, love the new line! i can see Large hexagons for that fabric easily something about the era & fabric prints. That way you can really see a lot of the prints too.

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  79. wow these fabrics are georgous, but anyway, AMH is always stupendous

    I love the idea of a wonky cross quilt, here one of my faves http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilke/4912997034/
    or a traditionnal lone star, I think all these fabrics would blend perfectly into each other so that the final result would be very pretty

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  80. What a wonderful giveaway!! You're so generous sharing with us your fabric beauties.
    I vote for hexies (big ones about 8") with solid border between them, or hexies similar what I made but 2 stripe instead 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenarod/sets/72157624128075958/
    Or another idea would be the pattern used by Lisa http://lisatutmanoglesby.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/krazy-quilt.html
    The new collection by Horner is wonderful so I think is it better to chose big blocks for your quilt in order to be able to see the designs.

    Elena
    lenarod8@yahoo.es
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenarod/

    Sorry for my English ;p

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  81. How wonderful...thanks for being so generous with your giveaway! I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant, so really your ice cream is what is appealing to me right now:)

    jodym7@yahoo.com

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  82. Oh so pretty, and so sweet of you to share! I can think of so many things to make with these....hmm....

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  83. I know it has already been said, but I think a brick path would look great, shows off these pieces of gorgeousness so well......

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  84. I think that these prints would look amazing in a New Wave Pattern from Oh, Fransson! You can find it here. http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/new-wave-quilt.html

    I just love how this pattern highlights big, bold, prints :)

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  85. I think it would be awesome as the unfurnished quilt from the film in the fridge blog:
    http://www.filminthefridge.com/2010/07/01/the-unfurnished-quilt-in-a-queen-size/

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  86. I am sure there is a place in this collection for a double four patch. The softness of the design will make the large squares pop the fabric desigm while the smaller squares will make it possible for the resting fabrics ti shine too.

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  87. How about a diamond pattern in the center and borders of varying sizes around that:)

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  88. Well, let`s see...I think these would look fabulous turned into a zig zag quilt (with maybe Kona Coal for the solid)...actually, you know what I think would look great? Using Anna Maria's Bohemian quilt pattern with these fabric...yup, I think that would look awesome!

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  89. This coming out almost 2 months early is really making my 'fabric diet' hard to stick to, AMH is my FAVORITE!! lol I was thinking about perhaps one of those paper pieced star blocks, something with a lot of points to compliment her geometric designs in the prints. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for the chance to enter! =)

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  91. This line is gorgeous! I was thinking of using these fabrics with Amy Butler's Sexy Hexy quilt pattern.

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  92. ETA: Woops! too many typo's to pass as okay...

    My first suggestion after seeing those fabrics was a zig-zag, but fter areading some of the other comments, pretty much everyone else thought the same!

    So how about this...

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/04/whirly-wheels-baby-quilt.html

    Its a variation on a pinwheel quilt, and if you see in the pic, she has quilted the spokes of the wheels in a kind of semi-circle which makes them look like their spinning! So cute! I think this pattern would be fab for those fabrics, maybe sashed with a light aqua to contrast?

    Hope you like the suggestion!

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  93. Oh, wow! I was super excited just seeing real live photos of this, and a giveaway too!! I'm not usually a stars and pinwheels person, but all of the angles in the patterns seem to want them.

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  94. These fabrics are so bright and saturated. I think you'd want to pair them with a solid so they can really stand out. But you don't want the sections to be so small that you can't enjoy the prints. And I love the idea of mixing modern fabrics with a traditional design. What about some dresden plates? Or even better, what about something like Aneela Hoey's Dresden Love Story quilt from comfortstitching? http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/comfortstitching/2009/09/dresden-love-story.html

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  95. is there enough variety to do a value quilt like this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/31716122@N04/4596994089/

    i love the colors in that line. gorgeous!

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  96. Those are some gorgeous fabrics. You don't want them to overwhelm each other, and you want each fabric to stand out. I would do a quilt with horizontal stripes; the stripes would be long enough to cover the top of a bed, but on the sides, each stripe would be a slightly different length. From the end of each stripe to the edge of the quilt, I would use a pale gray. Love those fabrics!

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  97. Well, as I do small things, I would see them as bags, journal covers, and funky small accessories.....ipod pockets and ipad covers and slipcases for Kindle......

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  98. Maybe a diamond or the New Wave pattern would be nice. Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  99. I just did a Good Folks quilt in the Amy Butler Brick path pattern- easy peasy and really shows off the large scale prints!

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  100. Hard decision. I think you should do two quilts. The first one just to play with the fabrics could be simple 4 inch blocks of AMH alternated with dark grays and dark navy. Then I would just keep the rest for awhile until you come across the perfect quilt that just speaks to you.

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  101. I think a zig zag with some solid sashing would make these beautiful fabrics pop. I'm so jealous you're already staring at them! :)

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  102. How about a gorgeous Dresden Plate to show off all of those gorgeous prints?

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  103. Wow, that post just kept getting better and better!

    I love the spectrum of FQs you posted for the Innocent Crush prints, and the first thing that came to mind was Purl Soho's Wedding Quilt: http://purlbee.squarespace.com/wedding-quilt/. I think the flowing wave shape, combined with sectioning off each print, could be pretty impactful.

    Good luck deciding!

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  104. I adore this line! I can not wait to get some! I think so many of these ideas would be georgeous but I think that a brick path quilt would work sooooo well with these prints. It would just showcase the prints. Here is one made from Good Folks but I can just see it with Innocent Crush - WOW!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46406696@N06/4975182479/

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  105. I think I would have to go with the good old zig zag design to show these beauties off!

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  106. I am so busy and have a quilt in the works and 2 playmats that what I really need are some quick projects. I would use them with some Sew Mama Sew's Fat Quarter Projects here:http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=751
    Super Fun!
    Thanks!

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  107. I think a zig zag quilt would look great with this line!!

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  108. Anna Maria Horner's fabric would look good in almost any quilt. Her collections are just amazing. I would put the innocent crush prints into a quilt with wonky squares and lots of neutral background to showcase the amazing colors and patterns of the fabric line.

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  109. I think the Color Brick pattern by Stitched in Color would look great. The original is made with Good Folks and I think it looks great.

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  110. I think I would try the Random Reflections quilt pattern over at Moda's bake shop. Yummy! Speaking of yummy, I LOVE Jeni's ice creams! A couple of her recipes were in Food & Wine a year or so ago, and I am hooked... I have a post dedicated to her amazing Lemon Blueberry Fro Yo (with link to recipe)-- my mouth is watering just thinking about it. :)
    Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity!

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  111. How about a log cabin?though the fabrics will look perfect in any project.

    Thanks for the chance .

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  112. I think that a Funky Log Cabin design would look awesome with that fabric. Thanks for an incredible giveaway!! micheletimms@gmail.com

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  113. The fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway. I wouldn't mind winning some icecream too though. :-)

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  114. Wow, look at all of your goodies! I am so jealous because I am on a major fabric fast (will be for a looooong time) & would love some Innocent Crush. I loved the Little Folks cathedral window pillow you made. You haven't made whole cathedral window quilt yet, right? I think that'd be the perfect way to showcase those gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for a chance Megan :) xoxo Jen mj-ando-co@hotmail.com

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  115. I love a busy quilt so how about these fabrics in a larger split 9-patch?

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  116. I'm thinking a big Tumbler block (bigger than this size) http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/09/sweet-baby-quilt.html LIke use a 10" square

    it's like the Oh Franson one I love too!!
    http://www.ohfransson.bigcartel.com/product/new-wave-quilts-modern-patchwork-pdf-pattern

    but the first one is easier and you could still do a cool effect with the fabric by matching up the fabrics or colorways to create a big wave.

    Good Luck. Gorgeous fabs!

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  117. What great spoils!! I have been thinking about different ideas for this line and I am thinking that it will be best to stay a bit on the simple side. So along the lines of a random square in a square with some coordinating solids or a Denyse Schmidt style bookcase would be lovely also.

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  118. Let me just wipe the drool from my chin. Ahhhh much better. I think it's screaming to be a spiderweb quilt.

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  119. I thought about Denyse Schmidt's the "single girl" only b/c it would be awesome to use 'innocent crush' in the 'single girl'. Funny.
    I love the thought of strips or something simple to show off the beauty of this fabric.

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  120. Wow, all those fabrics so little time. Love the crush! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  121. These are amazing! I am seriously crushinghard on AMH...and I have been wanting to do one of her folkdance quilts from the pattern on her blog! if it were me, i would use this fabric release as a sign that i must make one of those!

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  122. Lovely goodies! Thanks for sharing.
    So I haven't read through all the comments but I think these would be fun using Ashley's Starbust block:
    http://www.filminthefridge.com/2010/07/28/a-quick-tutorial-the-starburst-block/

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  123. simple patchwork squares are best, in my opinion. You can showcase the lovely prints that way :)

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  124. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of all the Innocent Crush goodies! Lucky you to have them in hand already! I just made a string quilt that these would look great with.

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  125. I'm thinking maverick stars, each out of the same fabric, so you get a little bit of wonk, but get to enjoy more of the fabric playing against itself. I love the idea for larger scale prints, and I think these would fit the bill!

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  126. I had to do a bit of research to find the name of the quilt pattern that came to mind- it reminds me of a late summer rose garden full of huge, overblown flowers, which fit with the AMH print 'Turn of Events in Plum'. The pattern is by Kaffe Fassett from one of his books, I'll do some more research to find the book and name- it might be from his Country Garden Quilts book. Here's a pic: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2355272050054057436XYVobe

    Another one which would be beautiful is this design by Kaffe Fassett from Kaleidoscope of Quilts: http://www.qgr1.co.uk/Virtualquiltshow_files/image057.jpg

    A similar blocky, overblown-rosey style is: http://valoriwells.typepad.com/valori_wells/2008/04/olive-rose-free.html

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  127. How about a starburst pattern? or something with bigger blocksto enjoy the pattern? Thanks a bunch!

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  128. I was looking through a flickr set of value quilts and I think that a value quilt would be a simple, fast way of getting those beauties all quilted up!

    Throw in a unique layout like this:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13203716@N03/4107758550/in/pool-1066616@N23/

    maybe mix in a few solids and I think it would be awesome!

    klianncooper@earthlink.net

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  129. Mmmmm...ice cream and Innocent Crush! Heaven! Zig-zag quilt for sure!

    bamamomdebbie.blogspot.com

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  130. you are very spoilt!! lucky thing. as for the fabric- i think disappearing nine patch would show it off really well!

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  131. I love the Yellow Brick Road quilt pattern. I have made two quilts from this pattern and it is such an easy quilt to make out of fat quarters.

    Yummy ice-cream! Have you tried Molly Moon's ice-cream? It is fantastic and right off of Stone Way in Wallingford.

    emily.nudelman@gmail.com

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  132. When I don't like cutting into gorgeous 'love to death' prints, I use this pattern called Aunt Bec's 9 Patch: http://amitie.com.au/?stg=118&view=118 I have done this one over and over, it's quick and gorgeous! (here's one of mine, http://www.flickr.com/photos/bravosgrandkid/4800767451/in/photostream/)
    Enjoy whichever you choose. xx

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  133. These would look FABULOUS in my "envelopes" pattern!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31112156@N04/4833101144/in/set-72157623160480506/

    But of course ... they will look fabulous no matter what!

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  134. If you get to my comment before deciding a winner, my suggestion is Dresden Plate - such a classic for this classy line of fabrics!

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  135. It's kind-of hard to think of one design but I think the thing I would do is pinwheels blocks contrasted by white. Good luck. I'm sure it'll be beautiful.

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  136. I think a disappearing 9-patch would be perfect. I did a small runner with a charm pack of her Good Folks line and I loved how the prints really worked together. Good luck - you have obviously had a great week:)

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  137. I think Denyse Schmitz "Single Girl". I am collecting fabric to make it myself. Love the colorings of Anna's fabric - made five quilts from Chocolate Lollipop.

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  138. I love scrappy quilts. I would pick a solid to go with all the prints. I'm not sure about the pattern. Maybe a checker board with the solid. Or half square triangles with the solid and prints paired. I think something simple would show up the prints.

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  139. This fabric is so beautiful-- I'm trying to hold off on buying it until I see it in person. Or at least until I have some fabric money saved up! It would be hard to buy just a few pieces since they all work so beautifully together.

    I'd go with a five and dime pattern-- the design is simple, the fabric would really shine, and you could pick an awesome linen blend or shot cotton for it to round things out.

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  140. Bento Box- accompanied by some fabulous solids. Perfection!

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  141. Yum, loving her new line! Just ordered a little myself actually.. :)

    I REALLY want to order some of that icecream. First because the flavors sound amazing. Second because they're located in Ohio! And third! Her name is spelled like mine!! So it must be good :)

    Can I say a plus quilt? Is that cheating? Haha. In all seriousness, this line would be great for the Sparkling Cider pattern by All Washed Up! :)

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  142. ahhhh you are so lucky! and to have a hubby that will buy craft stuff for you. thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

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  143. Wonderful fabrics. What about a stacked coins quilt like:

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/02/stacked-coins-baby-quilt.html
    What a wonderfuly giveaway! Please tell us what you decide to finally make :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  144. Gorgeous fabrics! How about the broken dishes pattern, with lots of white separating the prints to really show off the fabric? I think it would be lovely. Like this: http://lansdownstudio.wordpress.com/2009/02/13/customer-quilts-part-3/

    arjanz at xplornet.com

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  145. That Ice cream is to die for - the salted caramel sounds divine!

    With a name like innocent crush you couldn't go past a hugs and kisses quilt. I haven't found any spectacular modern versions but I can imagine something like this in AMH without the borders would look stunning http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2008/11/another-christmas-gift-almost-ready.html
    And of course given you like to have so many projects on the go it would be ready just in time to be backed when the velveteen comes out in December - the perfect decedent snuggle quilt for you and your crush (innocent or not!).

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  146. Hmmm... I am leaning towards something zig-zagged, but large enough to really let the fabric show. I am in total love with Innocent Crush and can't wait to get my hands on some! jblacker at tampabay dot rr dot com

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  147. wow! absolutely fabulous! I'm leaning towards the New Wave pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. SO gorgeous!

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  148. I instantly thought wonky stars! What a great line!

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  149. I like zig zag or single girl... :)

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  150. Paired with solids I think wonky log cabin would be great :)

    Thanks for the give away!

    Never heard of that yummy ice cream, enjoy!

    SheilaC

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  151. I love the fabrics! I sure wish I could buy some of these near me, but I will be for sure doing some internet searching.

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  152. A coin pieced quilt would also suit (I think). Also a log cabin design. so many that would suit.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  153. I think a New Wave would be awesome with these prints!

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  154. These beautiful fabrics in large squares with some solids mixed in making "windows". I am thinking about the quilt that Ashley from Film in the Fridge made for her sister at Christmas.

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  155. What about a diamond quilt using some Kona solids or Bella solids. Thaanks for a great giveaway!

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  156. that ice cream looks amazing. Luckily I can't get it over in the UK and I'm allergic to dairy so my belly is safe ;) (eat my share for me, please, Ok?)

    Oh, AMH - I crush on her so badly. I've been really good so far and not ordered any innocent crush, but that's only because I want it all x 10. In every type.
    My plan is to make a really simple values quilt with HST. Simple simple simple, but simple suits me. It's more likely to get finished that way!

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  157. I was just at Purl less than 2 weeks ago AND I went to the Habu Textile store too. Both are just amazingly scrumptious. Love the Liberty fabrics too. (sigh)

    I think that your quilt should be this; 3x3 Bee Blocks from Little Miss Shabby:
    http://littlemissshabby.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-09-06T17:38:00-04:00&max-results=7

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  158. Great treasures! And Salted Caramel ice cream?! I gained 5 pounds just reading the name!
    I, too, love AMH's new line! Crush, for sure! I'd love to try a Snowball quilt...bigger blocks to highlight those gorgeous prints! Thanks for asking!

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