Monday, October 4, 2010

City Weekend Baby Quilt - and a giveaway!




I was hoping to get a few more sunny-day pictures of this little quilt before I showed it but it looks like the weather won't be cooperating today. So here it is, all washed and cozy and ready to be packaged up and sent to it's new owner in Portland, Oregon, who is being born today! Lucy has a new cousin, Harper, (isn't that a cool name?) and I thought this would be a perfect gift to welcome her arrival.


I am just adoring this new line, City Weekend, by Liesl Gibson of Oliver & S fame. The color palette is so vibrant and unique! I'm especially loving the bright tomato red, turquoise and golden yellows, so I chose to highlight those colors in the backing, border and binding. The rest of the quilt was made with just two charm packs and a bit less than a yard of solid. Half triangle squares and little four patches, sweet and simple. It measures about 42 x 48 and I made friends with my walking foot with just some simple straight line quilting. I also used bamboo/ cotton batting for the first time and I LOVE it! The loft is a touch higher than Warm and White so it's super squishy and soft. I based the design off of a traditional pattern I'd seen in some vintage quilts, but I think the fresh colors give it a modern feel. I should also mention that the hand of these fabrics is silky soft when you touch the yardage, more so than typical quilting cotton. I'm thinking Liesl must have had a say in choosing the base cloth to make the texture wonderful for children's clothing. Lucy will definitely be getting a dress made from these soon.




So are you thinking you might like to play around with these lovely prints too? Moda has generously given me not one, but three, jelly rolls to pass on to three of my lovely readers!!! You've got three separate chances to enter, too! For the first chance, just because I love hearing what everyone else is up to, leave a comment telling me what your big crafty project is this week. If you're a follower, leave another comment for another chance, and if you follow Moda Bakeshop, go ahead and enter for a third! I'll have random integer choose three winners on Thursday at 5 PM western time. Good luck!



In case you were wondering what my big project is this week, it's quilting up my Dream On quilt. I'm in serious finish-mode and it feels so good!

Have a great Monday!

451 comments:

  1. I'm working on a hand-stitched hexagon quilt for my 2 year old daughter. These would fit perfectly!
    Thank you :D

    zabecc@hotmail.com

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  2. This week I should be finishing up a couple quilt blocks for the bee I'm in that's just wrapping up. Then hopefully I'll get to making a couple new slip covers for our couch pillows!

    Thanks for hosting the give away!!

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  3. I'm working on repurposing a tunic into a maternity dress and I am ALWAYS working on my hexie quilt!

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  4. Beautiful fabrics! I'm currently working on a star quilt with a lot of solids but a nine patch is next on my list. These would be perfect!

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  5. I'm a follower via my google reader!

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  6. I follow using google reader. nanasew at gmail dot com

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  7. I am knitting a baby blanket this week for a girl baby to be born in November! I love your quilt.

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  8. Of course i follow Moda Bake Shop too!

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  9. I've been organizing my embroidery floss and working on a baby ragtime quilt! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  10. I am a follwer of yours, really enjoy your blog!

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  11. I am a Moda Bake Shop follower also! Yeah! Thanks again.

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  12. I'm sandwiching a wonky star baby quilt that has star background fabric from the 70's. nanasew at gmail dot com

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  13. I'm working on the 10th month of the Star Crazy BOM from The Quilt Show. Finally seeing the end in sight. *S*

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  14. I am making an I-Spy quilt for my children's school Christmas auction. Thanks for the chance.

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  15. I recently made friends with my walking foot too! Very happy. Right now I'm working on several things, really. Next will probably be a bag using the Runaround pattern from Noodlehead.

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  16. I'm a follower. Love this fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Hey.....I'm your 400th follower. *S*

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  18. I would definitely make a quilt for the Holiday Auction Fundraiser at my sons school :)

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  19. I'm very excited because after a few fits and starts, I'm taking my very first quilting class starting tonight! Yay! This fabric is lovely, thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I also follow you via my Google Reader. :)

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  21. And I just signed up to follow the Moda Bake Shop as well! Via my Google Reader, again. :)

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  22. I'm a Moda Bakeshop follower on Google Reader. I'm so easily led. *S*

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  23. oh! lucky me, i get three chances!
    1, this week i am sewing on the binding for my newphews QAYG quilt! yay, so close and ready to be done with this project!!

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  24. 2, i follow your blog in my reader

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  25. 3, i follow moda bakeshop in my reader too!
    i have that ruffle pillow from last week bookmarked for christmas presents!

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  26. I follow Moda Bake Shop as well :)

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  27. I am working on some rolled flower head pieces, but if I won a jelly roll that would get tossed and I would start a quilt :)

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  28. My project for this week is binding my son's quilt. I LOVE the binding part, so it should be no problem to finish it :) Next up is finding a pattern for a quilt for my daughter. I have to pick something this week. Sometimes I find I get so caught up at searching for the perfect pattern that I don't get to the actual sewing part! I have to set a deadline for myself!
    Lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

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  29. And I also follow Moda Bakeshop :)

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  30. I'm working on my very 1st quilt. It is a disappearing nine patch.

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  31. How fun! I need to finish up my Savvy Seasons swap items and a little dress for an order...thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I am also a follower of Moda Bake shop!

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  33. this is such a great giveaway!! i think this week it is high time i start working on some things for our new baby, hooter hider...burp clothes...swaddling blankets. those kinds of things.

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  34. i am already a follower of your wonderful blog

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  35. Lovely quilt - such a great colour combination.
    I have lots of things on the go this week: Finishing off making some scrappy patchwork stockings for Christmas. Hopefully doing some more hand quilting to my hexie rainbow quilt and then if I can starting on a lap quilt for my mum for Christmas (the solid I was waiting on has just arrived today!)

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  36. I am a follower of your lovely blog

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  37. I also follow the Moda Bakeshop blog too!

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  38. I'm a follower (sounds so cult like) ;P

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  39. what am i up to? collecting ideas and fabric so when my babe FINALLY sleeps a chunk at night i can get going:)

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  40. love the fabric. It matches the scrappy quilt top I just finished!

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  41. I'm a follower of Moda bake shop.

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  42. My big project this week is already done. Last night I constructed a new design wall for my studio. Hooray!

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  43. What a lovely quilt- so bright and cheery.

    My big projects for the week are two embroideries I'm working on for swaps. Then onto my first of many X-mas gifts...too soon for the holidays, but time doesn't seem to be slowing down any.

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  44. I just finished cutting all the pieces for my daughter's Christmas quilt, so sewing them together is on the agenda for this week! Thanks for the chance!

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  45. I follow Moda Bake Shop thanks!

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  46. Megan, what a fun giveaway! This weekj am working on two custom quilt orders for the shop. The are both in modern meadow ( berry and sunliw colorways).

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  47. Of course I follow you! Your are on my blogroll on my own blog. :)

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  48. And I am now following modabakeshop in google reader. Why haven't I done that before??

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  49. I am working on an experimental quilt block for a flickr quilt bee. I love your dream on quilt with the grey, looks wonderful

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  50. Thanks for the great giveaway. Right now I am working on a pinwheel quilt for my sister (when my husband is nearby) and a victory garden quilt for our master bedroom in our soon to be completed home, when he isn't!

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  51. Oh how fun! I'm not doing anything special, just making cat beds for a local animal sanctuary. I had some extra fleece and figured it was a great way to give. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. And lastly, I'm following the Moda Bake Shop bog now! Thanks!

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  53. I am working on my hexagon quilt this week. Your quilt looks great!

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  54. I am finishing up my chubby stars quilt along and doing a little "baking" of my own :)

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  55. ....and I follow moda bakeshop!

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  56. Awesome giveaway. I love what you did with your City Weekend. I'm finishing up a Nicey Jane quilt for my daughter. It need to sew on the binding this week. She two and very excited.

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  57. The quilt looks beautiful! I'm working a Amy Butler bag right now and a quilt using Flora and Fauna prints

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  58. i am a follower!

    tracy dawson
    dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

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  59. I'm working on some profile silhouettes

    PS you can promote your giveaway on the new Quilty Giveaways site (it's free)
    http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com/

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  60. i am working on hand quilting a queen sized quilt for my daughter! it is a handful! i expect it will take me a few minutes!!

    tracy dawson
    dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

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  61. i am a follower at moda and have been for a while! love that site!! great inspiration!

    tracy dawson
    dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

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  62. oh the rolls look so pretty *_* thanks for the giveaway!
    i'm trying to knit a totoro hat for a friend's birthday.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  63. I am working on secret swap things!!!!! Shhhhhh!! Can't tell!!

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  64. I'm currently working on a Thimbleblossom pattern (Marmalade) in Bliss to be displayed in my LSQ.

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  65. I am working on three quilts this week. I need to make quilt sandwiches, quilt, and bind all three. I love them all.

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  66. I am a follower. I love your blog, oh and I loved the hat you just finished.

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  67. I am also a foloower of Moda Bakeshop. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  68. My big crafty project for this coming weekend is a tin man costume for one of my dogs! I've already completed Dorothy, so I've got the tin man and a lion to go.

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  69. Now I'm following the bakeshop!

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  70. Hoping to punch out a couple of mud rugs this week.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  71. Whoa... love those colors! Right now, I'm finishing up a quilt for my sons room. Then, I am just about set to start my Strip and Brick quilt, very excited!

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  72. I'm putting the borders on a shop hop quilt (from 2 years ago). Kathie L in Allentown

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  73. I'm also one of your faithful followers. Kathie L in Allentown

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  74. And I follow Moda Bakeshop via Google Reader. Kathie L in Allentown

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  75. I would love to win this! I adore this fabric line! I hope to be able to make my baby girl a pair of corduroy pants this week.

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  76. I have several crafty projects this week, but the first one is to finish the quilting and binding on my husbands memory quilt, then I have several smaller projects like a pillow for my sister and some placemats to make before starting on a new baby quilt!

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  77. I am also a follower of MBS!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  78. I am working on a a paper-pieced doll quilt. Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  79. Working on a munki rainbow quilt. Yeah!

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  80. This week I am working on cutting lots of felt for some crayon rolls we are making to donate to a local shelter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. I am working on a goodnight monkey quilt for my bf's nephew's first birthday!

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  82. What a fun giveaway! Thanks for having it! I am working on a sweet little pink and brown quilt for my friend's daughter who was due several days ago...poor dear.

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  83. Love this fabric - it would be perfect for an upcoming baby quilt :) This week I'm a bit ambitious - a bag for my son's library books, clothes for my daughter's dolly, and starting a baby quilt for friends. We'll see how much of that I actually accomplish ;)

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  84. Hello,
    I am working on my hexagon 'insanity' quilt... But my quilting friend was here at the weekend, so it was nice to stitch away together.

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  85. My goal this week is to get a vintage quilt sandwiched and quilted, and maybe my FQ quilt along blocks stitched together!

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  86. I am following you, wherever you go :-)

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  87. I'll be making a baby quilt this week. Hopefully. Unless I get distracted by a different project.=)

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  88. What am I up to? Bee blocks, then once they're done I really want to try my hand at a Christmas tree skirt!

    Thanks for the giveaway, I love that turquoise, yummy!

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  89. And I follow you in my blogroll on my blog

    http://revesenpapier.blogspot.com/

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  90. And I follow Moda Bakeshop in the same place :)

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  91. My big project for this week is to finish the pillow I appliqued last week and begin working on a few other Christmas presents.

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  92. I love ModaBake shop. I have it as one of my favourites in my Browser bars and a button on my blog.

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  93. I am making another Moda surprise to post on Bakeshop! Top Secret

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  94. I'm knitting a bunch this week, or at least trying to do so! I'm working on a sweater for myself and just ordered yarn for a sweater for my little baby daughter due in Dec. I also have a pair of socks on the needles for my 4 year old daughter!!

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  95. My project this week is to finish and hang some mini quilts in my sewing studio. I found some old blocks in a pile last night that I need to put together into a top and I have a huge redwork project that I've started....we'll see what I really get done.

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  96. I'm working on a hst quilt with Sweetwater's Authentic line.

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  97. I'm a follower! I forgot to mention that I'm also working on Christmas ornaments that I have for sale at a local apple orchard.

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  98. Ah, your quilts all look so lovely!

    My big project this week is actually re-evaluating whether or not I want to continue with a cathedral window quilt that I've worked on-and-off for the past while. I don't think I love it!:(

    But I guess that's actually not the major one: the major one is re-upholstering chair to give to my boyfriend!

    I'm sure that in the midst of all those things, I'll find some use for a City Weekend jelly roll too:)

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  99. Now I'm following your blog. Guess I just followed without being official before.

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  100. I'm finally finishing the quilt top for the very first quilt I ever started. I got towards the end and became frustrated with it. I think I was trying too hard. So yesterday I decided enough was enough so it's my project for the week.

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  101. I'm also a follower of yours!

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  102. VERY NEAT GIVEAWAY! THANKS!
    PRESENTLY I'M WORKING ON A CHRISTMAS RUNNER FOR A GIFT. LOVE,LINDA

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  103. eeeeek! that would be so exciting - I've been ooogeling (how on earth do you spell that?!) this fabric!

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  104. aaaaaaand.....I'm off to follow moda - if I'm not already....(-:

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  105. I am working on an up-cycled flannel quilt for my cousin's first birthday. I am also playing around with my new hexagon stencil.

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  106. Working on an I spy quilt :)

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  107. Hi. The next thing on my things to do list is to machine quilt a quilt I am making for my mums best friend - using Woof! fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway. C
    (Carolinehemsley@btinternet.com)

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  108. I also follow you using google reader.
    (carolinehemsley@btinternet.com)

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  109. I'm working on a couple quilted pillow covers (my first ever!) using blocks from a bento block swap. The first one is coming along nicely!
    emedoodle@yahoo.com

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  110. This week I'm working on a fabric bucket.

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  111. I'm working on alma mater napkins for my bff and her husband (working on christmas presents already! I'm bound and determined to make some handmade gifts this year!).

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  112. This week I'm trying to finish up a Beatrix potter quilt for my baby due in November.

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  113. I'm putting together a baby quilt - baby expected just after Christmas. Includes pinwheels and appliqued Scotty dogs in primary colours. The Giveaway sounds great!

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  114. I'm working on my first to-be-sold quilt. It's for a baby girl and the mom's request is that it match the brother's bedding, which has oranges, browns and greens in it. I'm going with P & B's Wild Thyme in a stacked coins design. I'm playing around with the back and adding some appliquéd trees so it can easily be reversible. Oh yes, and a bed skirt to match too!

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  115. i'm a follower! (that spelling looks weird!)

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  116. I'm working on an autumn quilt - a variation of PiecenQuilt's Gobble Chain Quilt.

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  117. Is a follower the same as having your blog show up in my Google Reader? 'Cause you're there! That's how I follow you.

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  118. Is a follower the same as having a blog show up in my Google Reader? That's how I follow Moda Bakeshop.

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  119. Hello! This week I'm finishing binding my town/road floor quilt, but my big project is hopefully giving birth this week, AKA "I'm so crafty I make people". ;)

    Please enter me in the drawing!

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  120. Very cute quilt. I'm working on some of Amy Butler's Kimono Baby Pants this week.

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  121. My project of the week is not fabric-related, though I wish it was... it's painting my office!

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  122. I just finished a pair of "his" and "hers" table runners for a couples shower - they were a big hit! Now I have to find the motivation to finish the binding on a baby girl quilt before I delve into a pile of greens, browns and grays that are calling my name! :)
    britterquilts.blogspot.com

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  123. I'm a follower, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  124. I just finished blocks for a bee and am working on basting and quilting a baby quilt for my new nephew.

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  125. AND I follow Moda Bakeshop! My fingers are crossed!

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  126. I'm working on a Christmas stocking for my 1 year old, using Alexander Henry's Blue Zoo!

    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  127. I've been working on quilts for Christmas for everyone here. Have 4 tops ready to be basted and quilted, so that's my big project for the week. I'm gonna be a busy girl.

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  128. I'm a follower!
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  129. Following Moda on Twitter! LauraL444 is my Twitter name.
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  130. The crafty project(s) I am working on: a camera case for my point and shoot for our upcoming trip to Italy (!!!), my second round of twin boy quilts (using a bunch of solids and the Michael Miller Metropolis print), and a quilt-as-you go quilt for my kiddies to snuggle under when they watch t.v. Busy busy!

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  131. beautiful quilt! i am making a crochet blanket ! nearly done!

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  132. I'm quilting a wallhanging with big spool blocks and some free pieced letters. I really want to get it done this week! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity:)

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  133. I am in the final quilting stages of a baby quilt. Then, it's on to binding.

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