Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Table Talk Book Tour Day 2 and My Day

Welcome to Table Talk Book Tour Day 2.
It is my day to blog.
And remember Gudrun is also blogging today and everyday of the tour.





Remember to leave a comment today to be eligible for prizes - see end of blog.
Gudrun was nice enough to send me a copy of her book.

(You can buy her book here or here.)

I love it!
It has many cool projects but the thing I checked out first was the recipes.
Yes I will take food over quilting any day.
I know that sounds bad since I am
selling quilting patterns and fabric and not cookbooks!


I am most intrigued by the Chicken Casserole With Bananas and Coconut Topping.
I know it sounds strange…
but I love all of the ingredients…
just never have tried them all together.
The kids are coming home this weekend, I think I will try it.

I also want to try the Caramelized Potatoes.
Potatoes are one of my favorite foods.
Well maybe it's not the potatoes but the "stuff" you put on the potatoes.
And this recipe has some good "stuff"!






Gudrun used my Lollipop line of fabric
to make her Sassy Blooms tablerunner.
It is very fun.
I just might have to make it for the table at the cabin.
I checked out the instructions and it looks
to be quite quick and easy.



And speaking of instructions. This book has very well written instructions with colored diagrams.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 star rating.

For those of you interested in other patterns using Lollipop, I have pictured the ones that I designed using the fabric.





501 Lollipop
502 Oopsie Daisy
503 Go Fish








504 Hopscotch




505 Flower Child






506 My ABC's








507 The Lollipop Tree







508 Under the Big Tops







Stop back tomorrow when Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts will be blogging as well as Gudrun.




Be sure to leave a comment here today to be eligible to win one of three prizes - a copy of Gudrun's book, a box of scarps or a jelly roll from my new line Late Bloomers line which will not be released until November. There will be three winners!



See you tomorrow.
From my heart,
Sandy

119 comments :

  1. I LOVE the couch in the Lollipop Tree photo!!

    I have a jelly roll of lollipop that I haven't done anything with yet... really should fix that ;)

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  2. This is totally a book for me. Like you Sandy, I LOVE cooking and actually have over 300 cookbooks but still buy more. WHY!? I have no idea and my husband just shakes his head and knows good stuff will be on his table soon so he doesn't mind at all.

    I'm very intrigued with the carmelized potatoes. hmmmm

    I am very perplexed however in reading your sidebar for the first time this morning. I've been here many times before and never took the time to read that for some reason. WHY would anyone want to give up Reeses Peanut Butter Cups? I cannot understand that at all. LOL I grinned about your sister being married to your husband's brother. That's so cool. We have a strange thing with our own marriage but you'll have to write me if you want to know that one.

    Anyway, your quilts created for the Lollipop fabric line are very nice. My favorite given we have our 2nd grandchid on the way is the "My ABC's". Super cute quilt. I really love the table runner made from that fabric line as well.

    thank you for the chance to win this book and other goodies.

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  3. Gudrun's book looks great and I like that she added recipes too. A great combination. Thanks for showing some of your awesome patterns. I especially like the Oopsie Daisy and Hopscotch patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Projects look fun and easy. Thanks so much.

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  5. I am either #1 or you are monitoring your posts. Either way I am tickled for a chance to win any of these prizes. I love that polka dot couch!! Thanks so much I am a fan of yours.

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  6. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! Love this tablerunner and the fabrics! And those patterns, it is itching me in my fingers to buy some and make them right away!

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  7. The runner with the Lollipop fabrics looks great. Such fun fabric! I can't wait to see the Late Bloomers fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. That Lollipop fabric really has peaked my interest and then you combine patterns and recipes in one book - wow - a must have. Wonderful giveaway and awesome opportunity to win. Thank you. Judy C

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  9. Love the table runner from your Lollipop line! Great giveaway - thank you!

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  10. There's some really neat stuff in this book. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. wow...chicken, bananas and coconut..that sounds very interesting...

    Love that Lollipop fabric...will have to watch for that...

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  12. I love the Late Bloomers fabric and will be watching for it at my local shop. It would be fun to win the book.

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  13. Ok this blogger thing is being silly so if this is a duplicate please pardon me.

    I love the fact that this book contains recipes and quilts. What a win, win!

    I also love your fabric designs. I have used several of them. I currently have a small stash of Lollipop just waiting to be used.

    Thanks for all you do!

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  14. Bananas and coconut sounds fab! Coconut is a favorite of mine. Happy blog hopping!

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  15. I have always used your material for table runners and am looking forward to your fall and Christmas line. I do like the lollipop line.

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  16. Google won't let me comment, so I'll try to do an anonymous comment. This really looks like a great book with lots of quick projects. I'd love to get the recipes as well! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Darlene B dsb448@att.net

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  17. The book looks great...helps that I also collect cookbooks! Love the table table theme.

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  18. I love all the little quilts - this fabric line is just so....happy!

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  19. Sandy, These are great prizes. Thank you for offering them. I love your new line of fabric and the patterns you designed to go with them. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  20. I love Oppsie Daisy - definitely on my to do list - can't wait to see the chocolate pudding cake recipie.

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  21. Adorable patterns and delicious recipes? What could be better? I love your patterns using your Lollipop Fabric - that fish belongs on my bathroom wall!

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  22. stupendi i tessuti usati per il lavori ciao Lory

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  23. I love your patterns and follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. What a fun book! I'd buy it just for the recipes!

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  25. I love the Sassy Blooms pattern in your Lollipop fabric. I have always loved your fabrics. I cannot wait for each new line to come out.

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  26. What fun patterns and love the fabric!

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  27. Ok, this is my fourth attempt to post on your blog. So, glad that you are part of the blog hop since I'm a big fan of your fabrics. Great use of your Lollipop fabric for the book. Can't wait to see the rest of the recipes and projects. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  28. I'd love to win any patterns. They are all so cute.
    sgpete(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I'm not able to post with my Google account so I'm going anonymous. I love quilt books that contain recipes. When I'm not quilting, I'm playing in the kitchen. I listen to quilting pod casts while I cook. Debra

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  30. Love the Go Fish quilt! Thanx for the chance.

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  31. Love your patterns and Lollipop fabric!

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  32. Love your fabric and what great patterns, thanks for the chance!!

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  33. Oh, I love your Lollipop fabric too...and the Hopscotch pattern would be adorable in my hallway! Thanks for the giveaway.
    slbook3(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. Recipes and quilting? Those two things are like bread and butter. You can't have one without the other! I'm excited to check out this book. It sounds really fun and creative. Thanks for sharing today Sandy. Always love hearing from you.

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  35. I'd love to have that book!

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  36. This looks like a book I would love to have so far! Me, I like to eat most of all, cook second, and hate cleaning up. But I do like to read recipes :)

    Love all your quilt, too!

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  37. I love the pattern you showed on your blog from the book and I may have to buy the book just to get it! I have a stash of Lollipop scraps and about 4 charm packs I haven't been able to part with yet (and other lines).

    Your fabric is what has brought me over to designer fabric and moda. In fact, I love your fabric lines so much that you have your very own labeled drawer in my craft room, which I hope doesn't sound too creepy. I first heard about this book and blog talk tour from your blog actually. I can't wait to check out the new line of fabric you mentioned coming in November. Thanks for hosting!

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  38. Can't wait to get my hands on this book and start making her table runners, I love every pattern I've seen so far.

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  39. I love your fabric - and the patterns. But then, I always do!

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  40. It's only day 2 in the blog hop and I WANT no no no NEED this book. The carmelized potatoes have me intrigued ...sounds very yummy!! I just luv your Lollipop line... the 'Sassy Blooms' runner is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this much NEEDED book...small quilt projects are the best!

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  41. love the go fish pattern very cute with the ric rac. Also I love the polka dot couch under the lollipop tree quilt. Thanks for particpating with Gudrun.

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  42. I love your lollipop line and the patterns that you have designed. I think hopscotch is my favorite, but all of then are cute. Gudrun's book looks wonderful. Thanks for a chance on your giveaway!

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  43. The runners are awesome I want them all. Thanks for the pictures of your patterns and what a beautiful fabric, I need that too, lol.
    Alda, Fl

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  44. My favorite is the ABC quilt and the hopscotch. Always enjoy visiting your blog and your creativity. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Recipes too! I'm in! Love your designs. Thanks for all the illustrations.

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  46. I love your fabric lines so bright and cherry. I'd love to win this book. Evelene S
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

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  47. Love your polka dot couch:) Need to look for something like that for my sewing space:) Seeing lots of projects that I would like to make from the book and your designs. Have a great day!

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  48. Sandy your fabric in the Sassy Blooms looks so bright. Have used some of your fabrics before and always happy with the results. This book looks like it would be fun to work with. Thanks for chance to win one.

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  49. What could be better than quilts & recipes together. Love the fabric used in Sassy Blooms & will definitely have to get some.

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  50. Google won't let me comment (I really didn't say anything bad!). Regardless, thank you for giving us an sneak peak at a recipe from the book. They sound as interesting as the table runners look!

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  51. The table runner is beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

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  52. I think I am in love Lollipop! Thanks for sharing all the great ideas. Just makes me want to sew!

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  53. Love the new ideas, thanks for sharing.
    Christine

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  54. Love the book and love the table runner. Can't wait to get my hands on the book so I can make my own table runner :)

    Jan (j.stacey@sbcglobal.net)

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  55. Sassy Blooms is too cute. I think I know what to make with my Lollipop Fabric now!

    Can't believe I haven't found your blog till now. Definitely following, you are one of my favorite (2) designers!

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  56. I hope I can find some more lollipop fabric...I already have a lollipop jelly roll!! It really looks good in the table topper! But then all of your fabric looks good in anything I make with it!! Thanks Sandy for sharing in this blog tour!

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  57. I love all your projects made with Lollipop, especially the ABC one. Your new line looks like it will be another favorite. Thanks for sharing.
    Also, let us know how that casserole turns out.

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  58. Great patterns--great fabric--I would love to own some of this...

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  59. I have been a fan of your fabric line for quite some time. I like all that you design. Will be looking forward to the new line coming out in November and on my next "shop hop" I will be looking for the Lollipop fabric.

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  60. I don't think I'll be making the chicken with bananas! But the potatoes I will definitely try.

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  61. SUCH NEAT IDEAS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  62. Elinborg Dagmar LárusdóttirMay 24, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Sassy Blooms tablerunner was the first runner who catched my when I saw the book first and I love your fabric flowers from your Easy Peasy project book.

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  63. Looks like a great book! The chicken recipe is making me hungry though!!

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  64. SO many ideas, so little time!

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  65. I bet it is quite a thrill to see yourself or your body of work in print.

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  66. I actually made a lined jacket for my grandson out of your lollipop fabric...it is darling!!! I love your fabric and patterns.

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  67. Chicken and bananas-oh my! I need to try that. And I love the bright, cheerful fabrics!

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  68. I love your fabric line, Lovely. I'm collecting it now, but haven't chosen a pattern yet. Just love the colors!

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  69. I love the your Lollipop line of fabric. The table runners and quilts made with them are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Looks like a fun book! I always need to make more table runners and have more fabric. Thanks!

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  71. That looks like a great book. Love the polka dot couch!

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  72. Thank you for the opportunity to win the three prizes. :)

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  73. What could be better than quilting and food together in a book!

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  74. Love your designs!!! I hope I'm one of your lucky winners :D

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  75. What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. I love the book and I am really into making table runners because they don't take long and with your fabric so happy,of course I love to cook too if I have time.

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  77. lots of cute patterns :) thanks for the chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  78. Thank you for the giveaway! I'd love to win!

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  79. I love all the patterns, especially the Sassy Blooms runner! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  80. This book looks like it has good stash-buster projects to make quick gifts.

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  81. Looks like a win/win to me :) Coconut and fabric, two of my favorite things.

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  82. Love your Lollipop fabric line and some of the projects you made from it. Would be good for the grandkids. Love Gudrun's book.

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  83. Maybe Google will let me post now.
    I love the lollipop line of fabrics. It has all of the "right" colors and would be a great addition to my stash. All of your designs shown are so great for children.

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  84. I absolutely love your fabrics, they are my favorites :) I would love to win a copy of the book or fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  85. What fun! Gudrun's book looks like a winner :) I just happened to crack open my very own Lollipop layer cake and used it for a pillow called Stepping Stones which was a pattern from the Fat Quarterly mag this month. Your materials made the pillow so fun ... I was going to use it as a giveaway on my blog but my girls wouldn't hear of it, so I guess I have to make another :) I posted pictures of it in flickr so if you come across it, I hope you like it! Thank you so much for this chance ... it seems every fabric line I pull from my stash seems to have "Sandy Gervais" attached to it ... that tells me something ;) Love ya!

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  86. You will have to let us know how the chicken casserole turns out. It sounds interesting. Also I love your fabric.

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  87. I love the book and the fabric. Thank you.Have a great day.

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  88. This sounds like a really interesting book. I have some of your Lollipop fabric, but haven't decided on the perfect pattern yet.

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  89. Thanks for the sneak peak into the recipes. They sound delicious! I love all the projects I've seen so far from this book. Thanks for doing this!

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  90. I love your fabric and would enjoy using some in one of the projects from this book. thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. The Lollipop line looks wonderful in the Sassy Blooms tablerunner. Love seeing pics of your quilts!

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  92. I love your Lollipop line. This last Christmas I made small quilts with it and in the center was a checkerboard. I ended up sewing eight for my grandsons!! They loved it.!!!!!

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  93. Those carmelized potatoes sound really interesting. Would really like the recipe for those. Love the Sassy Blooms tablerunner.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  94. The new line looks great thanks for the chance to win.

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  95. Gudrun's tablerunner is too cute with your fabric! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop... it's fun to see what's going on in the quilt world! Have a happy summer!

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  96. Thank you for a chance to win wonderful prizes.

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  97. I love your blog and read it often! I also love your Lollipop line and want to use it to make a quilted sleeping bag for my son. Thanks for the chance to win some prizes :)

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  98. Love all your fabric and combined with this great book giveaway, what more could a quilter ask for??
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    Patti

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  99. Wow some cute quilts in this book and your fabric is scrumptious. Thanks for a chance to win the prizes.

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  100. The recipes sound great. The patterns sound great! What more could we ask for? Maybe to win!! Thanks for the chance!

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  101. Love, love love it! I need some lollipop!

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  102. Love the colors and can't wait for the book

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  103. This book looks like a must for me since I am a beginner, and need some guidance! My husband just bought me a new, beautiful Amish dining room table as an anniversary gift, and I want to make a runner for it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. The table runner is sooo beautiful. I can't wait for this book!!! Thanks for the chance!!!
    Hugs

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  105. What an adorable tablerunner! The book sounds awesome! Thanks!

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  106. Love the fabric and the table runner.

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  107. It's so nice to 'meet' the names on the fabric we see. As a newish quilter, I really appreciate seeing the ideas for using a certain line of fabric.

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  108. Just love the tablerunner and the book. The lollipop line is so super cute!

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  109. The Lollipop fabrics are so cute in that table runner!

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  110. I love the book. What I can see of the projects look very cute and hopefully easy.

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  111. My favorite project - because The Lollipop fabrics are so cute in that table runner!
    Enjoyed the Designer Tidbits you did with Kim on the FQS blog.

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  112. I'd love a chance to win. The quilts are wonderful

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  113. Love all the projects! And the recipes sound very interesting~ I love to experiment in the kitchen. :-) Thanks for the fun!

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  114. Great projects love your fabric the book looks like it has delicious recipes.

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  115. Not so sure about the Chicken casserole with bananas but the table runner is very cute! Thanks for the chance to win the book. :)

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  116. I'd love this book!
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  117. I know I missed the boat here (blogger issues) but wanted to comment that the patterns are lovely and in your fabric just great!

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  118. I love your fabric and your quilts are truly special. Especially love the Hopscotch quilt. Your fabric looks so wonderful in Gudrun's Sassy Blooms tablerunner! Can't wait to get my hands on the book!!

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  119. Wow, what a great selection of prizes! I'd love to win any of them ... thanks for the opportunity!

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