Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall-o-ween Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to day 1 of the Quilt Designer's Fall Blog Hop.







Myself and 9 other fabulous designers will be blogging
on various fall topics for the next 10 days.
Each day there will be a featured designer and she will be offering a
FREE fall project for you to make.

Our topic today is Color.



I have always had a fascination with color.
Was there anything more fun than buying a new box of crayons?



Or a new paint box.
I collect paint boxes.
I like the ones that have been used.
The ones that you know just by looking at them
that many "masterpieces" have been painted out of this paint box.



Whoever used this paint box liked warm colors...just like me.
Notice how the red and orange are almost gone.
And she never used the cool cobalt blue
but she did used the warm aqua and warm golden brown.



When it comes to color, there is no better season than fall.

Fall is a time when nature displays her last burst of color
before it is put to bed for the long winter.








This past week I receive a package in the mail full of fall colors.
The package contained the strike-offs for my 2011 fall fabric line.



There are a few more prints to come before I have the tedious task
of narrowing the line down to 40 pieces.


Today the featured designer is Gudrun from GE designs.

Hop on over to her blog to see the free project she has posted today.

Tomorrow I will be the featured designer. I have designed a quick and easy fall tabelmat for my project.
Tomorrow's topic is scent.
Be sure and check it out tomorrow at www.piecesfrommyheart-sgervais.blogspot/.com


Remember, if you comment on all 10 blogs, you will be eligible to win a gift bag filled with all kinds of goodies.
GE Designs, Pieces of My Heart, Atkinson Designs, Pat Sloan, Anka's Treasures,
New Leaf Stitches, Whimsicals, Miss Rosies,
Rosebud's Cottage, Linda Lum DeBono.


I hope you find time today to enjoy the beautiful fall colors.

From my heart,
Sandy

137 comments :

  1. Hi Sandy,
    Thanks so much for being part of this blog hop. I have been looking forward to it ever since I read about it on Whimsical's blog.
    Love the way you look at the paint trays to see what the artist enjoyed. Your fall pictures were a lovely way to start off a Monday! Can't wait to see tomorrow's tablemat!

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  2. I love finding new blogs. Can't wait for 2011 your fabric is beautiful! Loved reading your bio too. So glad you went ahead with art.

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  3. Yeah love you colours thanks to Terri for introducing me to Blog hops and some wonderful new designers that I didnt know about- we dont really celebrate Halloween in Australia but I lived in America for 2 years and it brings back so many memories. I would agree with you the vibrant reds are my favourite as well.

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  4. Good Morning Sandy, great shots, certainly awakens all the senses on this delightful fall morning.
    Thank you madame samm

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  5. Even at my age (old) I love buying a new box of crayons, I tell people they are for my grandson!!

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  6. Keep the blue in your 2011 fall line. I love the color. Happy blog hopping!

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  7. Your new fall line looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it in person.

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  8. Love your color palette! This blog hop was a great idea.

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  9. Love your collection of paint boxes and all the beautiful colored pictures you posted.

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  10. Yes, fall
    lots of colour
    followed by ...
    white..
    Looking forward to seeing those 2011 fall fabrics!
    Take care, Leslie

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  11. Love your new fabric - Great colors !

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  12. Love fall, my favorite time of the year. Beautiful colors and nice weather.

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  13. Love your color story. Fall is my favorite color season too! Cannot wait until next Fall when your new line comes available for purchase. LOVE IT!!!

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  14. WOW - just love that first picture with the Red Leaf. Red is a neutral in my life! Thanks for sharing your insights on color. By the way - the new line looks great!

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  15. Fall colors are so warm and cozy. Even when you don't live in an area where the colors change, it's fun to bring the colors of fall inside!

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  16. This is going to be such a fun Hop! I love the strike off of those fabrics.

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  17. WOW, you have captured all of the wonderful colors of fall. Your pictures are beautiful. And, then you showed the fabrics from your new line of fabric, and all of those fall colors are right there. Just beautiful.

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  18. What beautiful photos. Your new fabrics are gorgeous. I didn't realize designers had to pick between their fabric creations - it must be so hard. Please keep the big spots, third row from the right, they are my favorites.

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  19. What gorgeous pictures...I love fall and all the colours on the leaves!

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  20. New this year to the blog hop. I think I'm going to have fun and hopefully learn something. Love your fall pictures....but I have to say when I saw that brand new box of crayons my heart did speed up just a little. I still love to color with a new box of crayons! Life is good! By the way love your new fabric line ~ beautiful!

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  21. Oh your pictures made me want to hop in the car and drive north! We've about another week or two before the colour comes in but it's already in Muskoka, which is where my dad has a cottage.

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  22. I am so looking forward to tomorrow. I love your fall lines of fabric and my fall quilt decor is made from them.

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  23. What beautiful fall pictures! There is nothing like the colors of autumn - I love decorating my house for fall even more than decorating for Christmas! dsb448@att.net

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  24. Love the paint sets. Water color paints were my favorite when I was a kids!

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  25. I knew you'd have something fun or a "thinking" thing - I'll never look at an old paint kit the same or walk by one at an antique or flea market again! Thanks, see you tomorrow!
    Strike offs look grand!

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  26. I knew you'd have something fun or a "thinking" thing - I'll never look at an old paint kit the same or walk by one at an antique or flea market again! Thanks, see you tomorrow!
    Strike offs look grand!

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  27. I love the fall colors too. I am a bit confused about the commenting tho.. do we need to comment only on the assigned day to win, or post a comment on all 10 each day to win?

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  28. How can you delete any of those fabrics from the "line"? Yikes! Looking forward to your blog tomorrow!

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  29. so far looks like the theme color today is orange...guess great minds think alike..

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  30. Love the fall colors in your photos!

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  31. Thanks for the sneak peek at your new fabric line...it's beautiful!!!

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  32. Love your new fabrics. How will you ever decide on only 40, they are all great. Have fun.

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  33. Love the fall colors, the crisp clean air, and the time to harvest! Yeah Minnesota!!
    Jolyn

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  34. Good morning, Sandy. I've ALWAYS loved your COLOR. I think that's why I still am hording Gobble Gobble - FUN color, just like Awesome. I cannot get enough FALL.

    I could "do" FALL year-round.

    Thank you for COLOR, what would us quilters be without it.

    Happy Fall.

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  35. I'm curious to see your project!

    I love your new fabric line, can't wait till it's in stores!

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  36. Wow, I love your fabrics and wish I could help you pick out just 40. They are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow. Thankful~Threads ~Kathleen

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  37. Fall is my favourite time of the year. Thanks for the chance of winning.

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  38. I am so excited about the blog hop.
    I love color and just looking at the pics is such an inspiration. I think I really love orange. anna

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  39. Oh, those trees are so gorgeous. We never get color like that here in Florida!

    I thought I was the only one crazy for a new box of crayons as a kid! And new color pencils, or a brand new pad of unlined paper!

    Looking forward to the blog hop!

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  40. I still love a brandy new box of crayons! I think it's something about the nice sharp tip on each crayon that is so appealing. Your fall pictures are spectacular...very much like what we are seeing here in New England right now...I love it!

    Your fall fabric line for next year looks just wonderful! I was going to say Awesome, but I know that's already taken! In fact, I'm working with it right now for my Fall into Fall Giveaway prize! Looks like next year's line will go nicely with this year's.

    Looking forward to your project tomorrow!

    MGM

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  41. These are some of the best posts I have read in a long time! I can't wait to see yours tomorrow! Your paint boxes are wonderful! ♥

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  42. Love autumn the colors are wonderful and I welcome the cool nights after a hot summer. The Michigan winters I can do without but then comes Spring and I love Spring too. Everything looks new again. This past summer was too hot for me. I don't do well with heat and humidity.

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  43. I too adore Fall!!! Getting my home all Fall'ed up is a fun thing for me .
    How will you ever pick your 40 line from all those pretty fabrics! I would take one of all of them!!!
    Looking forward to the Hop!!
    Lola

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  44. I love these blog hops! I am always excited by the creativity.

    Your whole post was clever and happy today.

    Thank you.

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  45. Love the photos you shared this morning. They are beautiful and inspiring. Those stike offs look great too. Can't wait to see this line of fabric.

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  46. Looking forward to seeing your project. Love your fabric lines & have much of it in my 'stash'. Like so many others, FALL is my favorite time of the year with all the colors, and cooler temps. Enjoying the Fall-O-Ween blogs.

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  47. Oh my gosh, love the paint trays. This blog hop is already over-the-top for me. Your pictures are awesome...God creates a masterpiece everywhere your look. You guys make it real. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I'm looking forward to tomorrow too (and the rest of the blog hop days). The hop is seriously getting me in the mood for Fall.

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  49. One of my very favorite things as a child was a brand new box of Crayons, especially the big box with the sharpener in it. I think I used my old ones down to the end so I could just look at all the pretty colors in the new box.

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  50. Joanne Colleaux, Armstrong, BC, CanadaSeptember 27, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    love the photo of the red foliage.

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  51. Fall colors are my favorite and I used them at our wedding. I love how you talked about the colors in the paint box. What a look into the artist. I'll be back tomorrow for the table mat pattern. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  52. It was great to find your blog. I have been a fan for a long time. I can't wait to see what inspiration you have in store for us tomorrow.

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  53. I love learnign more about you as your patterns and fabrics are sooooo a favorite of mine!! Thank you for participating in the blog hop! I can't wait to see what your project will be!! I just made your Acorn Alley quilt and it is up on the wall of my cubicle here at work! Everyone who sees it comments on it! I posted it on ym blog , too. http://auntpollysporch.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-love-acorns.html thanks again, Polly

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  54. Sandy, your blog, like your designs, is over-and-above amazing. You pay so much attention to every little detail. I don't know if it comes naturally or you have to work really hard at it, but the effect is visually stunning and a mental wake-up poke. So much fun.

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  55. I love your new line of fabric! How to narrow it down to only 40? Yikes! I want them all. Fall sure is the best time to experience color in nature!

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  56. Great photos of autumn colour Sandy! I love the purples and magentas that come out at this time of year along with orange and reds.

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  57. Ooooo those strike-offs look so lovely. I love the picture of all the gourds! There are so many varieties, and they make a very colorful fall display.

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  58. What a great teaser to see your fabrics for NEXT fall. I always love your seasonal fabric lines, don't always get the project done THAT year, but I can dream about next!

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  59. I cannot wait to see the lovely pattern you're offering tomorrow! Thanks for participating in the Fall-O-Ween blog hop.

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  60. Autumn is my favourite time of year, it is so glorious, and I love the fabrics in your new line - my stash is full of autumn and halloweeny type fabrics as those colours are the first to speak to me in a quilt store. Your new line is wonderful, and I can't wait for it to hit the shelves!

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  61. What beautiful pictures you shared! Looking forward to the new line! :)

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  62. What a difficult decision to narrow them down! Love your pictures :o)

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  63. Love the new fabrics. Always love the dots and the pumpkins. I especially love the bright and colorful patterns of your fabrics, Thanks Karen M

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  64. I'm really enjoying this blog hop and seeing all the wonderful colors and inspiration -- thanks so much for being a part of it!

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  65. Wow, love your new fabric line samples! Can hardly wait! Good luck narrowing them down!

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  66. Oh my gosh, love the paint trays. This blog hop is already over-the-top for me. Your pictures are awesome....God creates a masterpiece everywhere you look. You guys make it real. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Can't wait to see your project tomorrow.

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  68. I love fall too and therefore, I LOVE fall colors. Love your paint box collection.
    Mary

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  69. I adore that first leaf photo - the droplets of water remind me of little crystal beads. it's hitting me now that summer is over and fall is upon us.

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  70. love fall, love the colors, love the leaves except for raking them up!

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  71. Autumn is my favourite time of year and orange is my favourite colour. Autumn feeds my creative side. Mother Nature is so inspiring at this time of year. One of my neighbours' 'smoke bushes' is bright red, it really stands out againt the green of their pine trees. Love your pictures.

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  72. I love a new box of crayons (or "colors" as my 2 year old grandson calls them)! So glad I now have a grandson old enough to buy new colors for! HUGS... and stitches

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  73. Beautiful photos,really capture the season,a pleasure to look at.
    So anxious to see your project tomorrow as I make most of your patterns! The strike offs are beautiful,perhaps keep the ones you have to discard and make another line from them!! Thanks Sandy for the blog Hop,love it..

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  74. I am enjoying day 1 already! Can't wait for day2!

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  75. Love the fabrics from your 2011 fall fabric line. Good luck narrowing it down to 40!

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  76. Your new fall line is gorgeous!!

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  77. Hey as I read about the excitement of new crayons I thought I still have that same excitement! I love your new line I'm using it right ow for a fun runner!

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  78. Fall isn't really showing itself yet around here....but I was delighted to see your fall 2011 offerings! What a shame we have to wait til next year to play with these colors!

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  79. Fall is my favorite time of year!
    Your new line looks wonderful!

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  80. Your pictures are wonderful. Great show of some great colors.

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  81. Ooooh, LOVE the photos of the leaves!

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  82. This is just uncanny! I had an "awesome" sewing retreat weekend with your "awesome" fabric line! I purchased the FQ stack in Portland this summer at Fabric Depot.

    The new fabrics are wonderful. Is that a purple in the strike-off grouping? Hope so. I sashed the sudoku I made this weekend with purple! Love it!

    Karen

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  83. Lovely fall photos! My favorite is the gourds - such a splash of colors of the season. Your new fabric line looks yummy - I would hate to have to make a selection. Thank you for your wonderful presentation for the Hop.

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  84. What amazing pictures! Is everyone a photographer but ME?!?!? :) I love the old paints...I've never seen anything like that before, (the tin boxes), they look so vintage. Love them!

    Thanks for sharing! ;)
    Teresa

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  85. Beautiful pictures! Love the colors!

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  86. I love your new fabric line it is gorgeous!!! I hope to see it in my neck of the woods.
    Terri

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  87. Thank you for another great blog hop!!

    SheilaC

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  88. Great blog hop - most are new to me. Now a follower of yours. I lean more toward to cool colors for quilting if the fabric is my choice.

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  89. I really enjoyed your post. I, too, love Fall and all the fabulous colors it produces. I have to tell you that my favorite fabric line of all time is "Frolic". Oh gosh, I made four handbags from it this past summer and loved it so much I had to make one for myself. I carried it all summer long and got so many compliments on the "great fabric"! I am so looking forward to your Fall 2011 line!

    I'm excited about the hop, and your feature tomorrow!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  90. The new fabric looks totally yummy! The colors are seeming to jump off the page! CAn't wait.

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  91. Beautiful pictures, I love fall it just wakens so many senses, and orange who doesn't like it!

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  92. Your new fabrics are beautiful!!

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  93. Fall is my favorite time of year and your fabrics are always my first choice for fall projects!
    Anne

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  94. I agree a new box of crayons is so much fun--even at my age. Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow. Thanks for taking part.

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  95. I love your fall photos for today. I too love to get a new box of crayons...and I'm 51! :) L ooking forward to each day of the hop! Thanks to all the designers for putting it together!

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  96. Great to find all the new blogs.

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  97. I can't wait for your project tomorrow!! I love your fabric designs Sandy!! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

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  98. Looking forward to tomorrow's post!

    Happy Fall-o-ween :-)

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  99. I would have a tough time choosing from all of those colors, they are all beautiful.

    Debbie

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  100. Ah! Paint boxes! Now they are plastic-just not the same.

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  101. Beautiful pictures! Love reading all the designers blogs on this hop!

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  102. Love your new fabrics-I don't kow how you could possibly narrow it down!

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  103. I didn't know that people collect paint tins, but they do appeal to me! Your fabric is so striking and the turquoise blue is a perfect complement to all the warm colors.
    Louise

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  104. I am really getting in to this blog hop. How much fun. I love your fabric collections. Can't wait to see your pattern tomorrow.

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  105. What gorgeous photos. I love fall!

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  106. Your new fabric line is so pretty!

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  107. I liked getting a new box of crayons, but I hated to use them, because then they weren't pristine and perfect. That's why I'm not an artist. A different side of the brain at work!
    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

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  108. That fabric is beautiful! I don't envy you the task of choosing just 40 of them.

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  109. Thanks for being part of the blog hop! I'm printing the pattern and since my plan for today was spend some time sewing, I know exactly what I'm going to work on. I have the perfect spot!
    I enjoy reading about the process for fabric design & selection - such a talent~

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  111. That fall line looks terrific ~ I can't wait to see which fabrics make the final cut. :)

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  112. Thanks for the great blog and pattern.

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  113. I am a Nebraska farm 'girl' living in Oregon. My nephew started harvesting soybeans on the farm where I was raised yesterday. I totally relate to ALL of the scents you presented so colorfully. I plan to morph your pumpkin mat into a trick or treat bag for one of my grandsons. Thx

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  114. Fall 2011 seems so far away. Love that you used an orange color for your blog background. Thanks for the blog hop. I'm very partial to orange and fall hues.

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  115. Your Fall 2011 line looks wonderful! Thanks for the sneak peek!

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  116. Absolutely adorable autumn colours. Your collection looks fabulous!

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  117. Absolutely fabulous colours. Your collection is going to be so yummy!

    Sorry if this message is published twice - smth seemed to go wrong :-(

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  118. Love this project especially because it uses a little bit of wool felt which I adore sewing on these days. I was looking for little "prizes" for my quilting friends and this hop will fill that requirement. I have to get busy...so many new little projects.. thank you for your talent!!! You inspire all of us...:-)

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  119. I never realized how much colour there is during this time of the year, looking at the pictures really opened my eyes. Thank you
    Jackie

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  120. What lovely pictures!! Love fall colors but spring is still my favorite!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  121. Sandy I love the new fabric line! How will you ever pare down to 40? How 'bout 80 and make it 2 lines? Wishful thinking on my part...

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  122. Just catching up reading blogs- I love your site! What at terrific fall welcome- not quite fall here in MD LOL! Thanks for this hop, Sandy

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  123. Loved the pictures! Thanks.
    Joyce

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  124. Your pictures are beautiful - I love the warm colors too! Even in high school, a LONG time ago, I was drawn to warm colors before I even knew there were warm and cool colors!

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  125. Thank you, Sandy for sharing with us! I'm lovin' and missing all of you Minnesota gals, and the wonderful MN quilt shops, but I'll be back next Summer!

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  126. Fantastic fabrics--congrats on them!

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  127. Love fall colors and smells. Thanks for the great pattern

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  128. Wow! I love the new line. Your stuff is awesome.

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  129. What a wonderful little project! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  130. nice blog... and come with prizes too...

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