Friday, September 6, 2013

Size Matters Day 3 - My Day and Prizes




Welcome to day three of the Moda blog hop. It is my day to blog along with Jan Patek and  Pat Sloan.
When I went to do a pre-post about the hop I was embarrassed to see that the last time I posted was way back on March 4th which was the last Moda Blog Hop. Good thing there are blog hops or you would never hear from me.

What have I been doing since last March 4th? All I can say is life's happenings and deadlines get in the way of blogging. Tomorrow I will do a quick wrap up of the last 6 months.

But enough about me not blogging - on to what this hop is all about.
Size matters.
When does size matter?


When you are shoe shopping and none of the cute 75 percent off sale shoes are in your size.

For the Moda Size Matters Schoolhouse we were to create a finished 18" block using various sizes of our block. (12", 6" and 3".)
My block is Railroad Crossing Variation.



Click on above picture to get my block pattern.


I created a simple little table mat by making four 6" blocks, eight 3" blocks and adding eight 1 1/2" X 6 1/2" rail fence pieces and a 6 1/2" X 6 1/2" center piece.
I also designed a quilt using my block in a different size format - 12", 8", and 4".


This is a single sheet pattern - it does not have an envelope - just a colored instruction sheet. Click here to order this pattern.

The fabric featured in these projects is Soho Chic. This fabric debuted at Spring Market in Portland and will be shipping Nov. 1st.

The patterns for this collection are up on our website and ready for shipping.
Check them out below.

#583 Proud Peacock
Charm Pack pattern

#584 Rolling Meadows
Jelly Roll pattern


#585 Plum Crazy
Layer Cake pattern


#586 Ring Toss (just one of four projects included in this pattern)
Dessert Roll pattern


#587 Street Flowers
Moda Candy/Charm Pack pattern


#588 Kaleidoscope

And my favorite pattern from this group.
#589 SoHo Sampler

Be sure to hop on over to the blogs of  Jan Patek, and  Pat Sloan to see what they have done with their blocks.
Up to blog tomorrow are Deb Strain,  Barbara BrackmanV & Co. 
Stop by their blogs to see why size matters to each of them.
And don’t forget to swing back by here to catch up on the last 6 months.
PRIZES - A Moda Blog Hop would not be complete with out prizes.


Leave a comment on THIS POST to be eligible for the prizes.

Don't forget to check us out on Facebook - you might even want to Like us.
I will announce the winners here and on Facebook on Sept. 16th.
See you back here tomorrow for a wrap up of the last 6 months.
From my heart,
Sandy

527 comments :

  1. You are so creative. I love the block. The different sizes together look great

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  2. Good morning...love your block! Beautiful fabric too! Thank you for sharing with us and the chance to win. Hope to see you in Houston.

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  3. I love all your designs - they are so fun. Miss your blogging but looking forward to the catching-up post.

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  4. I so agree about your size matters comment! That always happens to me. Thanks for participating in the Hop and for the giveaway.

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  5. I love your block and all of your new patterns, especially the Rolling Meadows pattern....Just lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. I love the color palette of your new line - just beautiful!! And your table mat is so creative - love the combo of the different sized blocks in one project! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  7. What a neat block, I love the mat sized one. And lovely fabric too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. I really like your block, it has a nice airy look, :). Thanks for all of the pattern looks, they're all so cute.

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  9. Love this line, Sandy, the colors are so vibrant! I especially love the sampler pattern, that center is gorgeous!

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  10. I want to make this block. Seems I am always busy and short on time so the small block would be great for a table mat. Love the colors of your new line, Soho Chic. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  11. Beautiful block Sandy and I love all the patterns! Good for you. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Your fabric is lovely. I have to say as I have child size feet I always come out on top during shoe sales, my size is always the only one left (other then the larger antithesis)when they are down to 80 % off because they are desperate to get rid of them. Xx

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  13. I love this size matters. Really love this block!

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  14. I so agree! It's a pain when you have the same size foot as everyone else and all the cute sale shoes are gone!

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  15. I love the quilt done with all the size variations of the block. Thanks so much!

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  16. Really enjoyed your blog and love your block!

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  17. Your new patterns are so, so cute, and I can't wait to see the fabric in person. I will look forward to seeing your blog post tomorrow, and catching up with what you've been doing this past summer.

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  18. You do create quite an array of different fun patterns. Glad you are a part of the blog hop, too!Thanks for a chance to win!

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  19. All those sizes look great together in your block, soho is lovely, thanks for sharing your patterns.

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  20. It always amazes me to see one block create so many different looks just by changing the size or color placement! Lovely!

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  21. Thanks for a chance at the giveaways. Look forward to your blog tomorrow.

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  22. Love the block and the table mat. I love checking out these blog hops!

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  23. Your colors are just stunning! Love your block and can think of many possibilities for it!

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  24. Love it,is gorgeous!!

    Size matter when you want that dress and the clerk tells you not have your size.Thanks for the pattern.

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  25. Gee, why is it those cute clearance shoes are never in my size?? :-)

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  26. I had to chuckle when you mentioned shoes. I was always a size 5 till after i had kids and went to a 7 which i am told is an average size so I will never find nice shoes on sale in my size and they were right. when this questioned was presented i only thought in terms of quilting and its realm. thanks for the chance to win as always enjoy your artistic creativeness

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  27. New fabric line is beautiful! Love the block also!

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  28. Love your project! Amazing how using the same block in different sizes can be so eye catching!

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  29. Cute blocks! Thanks for taking part in the Moda Blog hop.

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  30. Really love the project.... does the blueberries come with the prize? ;-)

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  31. What a fun block to try. Love your new line of fabrics from what I could see.

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  32. The colors of the quilts in your blog are beautiful. And I like the pattern.
    greetings

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  33. Great block and thank you for a lovely giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  34. I've had an exceptionally busy summer and can't imagine keeping up with a blog either. Hope things are settling down for you.
    I love your little tabletopper and quilt. Thanks for a chance to win some of your awesome fabric.

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  35. I loved your reference to size matters with sale shoes. I frequently shop shoe sales with my mother. I wear size 8 and she wears size 6. She almost always comes home a winner because no one has small feet like hers anymore. Me? Loser with average sized feet! Hahahahaha!

    Love your Sandy's Solids!

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  36. Beautiful block you have made and the colors are lovely! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  37. Beautiful fabrics. And I love these new "big block" quilts

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  38. Love those colors! These blog hops are very inspiring. And somehow I'm craving blueberries!

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  39. Gorgeous colors to work with and I love all the new projects that you made with them. I am woking on a little table topper with a posh pumpkin charm pack, just need to finish it off with a little appliqué.

    Debbie

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  40. Thanks for sharing, I love blog hops!

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  41. You are so right about shoes. I can never find my size. I love the block and how you put it together in different sizes. You are helping me to expand my thinking. I love, love, love the SoHo collection. If I don't win, I am going to have to buy some of this fabric. I love the bold colors, especially the limey lime.

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  42. I LOVE the new line of fabric! Also love the block you designed and am glad you blog whenever you get the chance to do so - good to hear from you! :)

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  43. Awesome colors in the new fabric line. I do miss your blogging but understand how busy you must be. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. Lovely block! thanks for pattern!!!

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  45. Beautiful colors in the fabric! ~*

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  46. I love the Soho line and would love to win!! Thank you!

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  47. Thanks for the pattern sheet of your block which is perfect for your new fabric. Love the contrasting colors!! Thanks also for the giveaway.

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  48. Love your designs love your fabric, and love your creativity.

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  49. Love the block; size variation makes it unique ... definitely will be giving it a try ... thanks for the pattern!!

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  50. This has been such a fun blog hop!! Thanks for sharing the cute blocks.

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  51. I LOVE the colors of those fabrics!!!

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  52. I love your block and everything you do...we think alike and like alot of the same color ways! Thank you for creating!

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  53. I really like your designs! Thanks for the hop and drawing.

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  55. Your little table mat is SO cute. I am going to have to make that soon. Also, love the SoHo Chic fabric. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  56. I love all the blocks you've shown! More is better (so I guess size DOES matter!).

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  57. Very original block and quilt! Love it!

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  58. love the block looking forward to trying each size
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  59. this block is a winner!

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  60. Love your block.... This is a must do for this weekend's sewing project.

    llsant@prodigy.net
    Leanne

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  61. Love the block and loving Soho Chic. Looking forward to its release.

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  62. Great block what fun to make with endless possibilities using lights and darks in different ways.

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  63. You are right, they never have the cute shoes in my size 11W size, I'm always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to that. Would love to win this bundle of fabric though!!

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  64. Oh I really love the quilt pattern with the variation in sizes of the blocks!! Well done!!

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  65. Absolutely love the Kaleidoscope block and Soho Chic. The colors are amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. Soho Chic has some great color opportunities and will be fun to work with in the Size Matters blocks. Thanks for sharing Sandy.

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  67. Love your design and the fabrics!
    Barb

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  68. Sandy- love the block and the mug is my favorite! thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. Love what you have done with the fabric and different sized blocks! A friend made a Baileys Island Hobo Bag out of Soho Chic fabric and it was the best-looking one in the class! Gorgeous all due to the fabric choice.

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  70. Nice block. Thank you for such beautiful fabric.

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  71. Love, love, love Rolling Meadows! Thanks for a great blog!

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  72. I love Rolling Meadows! Thanks for a great blog!

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  73. Wow! I am new to quilting - but I can dream! :) Thanks for sharing your ideas. Just beautiful . . .

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  74. Wow, wow, wow!!! I love your block and especially using the different sizes. I can see this as my next baby quilt. Your SoHo Sampler Quilt pattern is beautiful! Thanks for the stop on the blog hop and thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. We've missed ya! Luv your designs!..jmh

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  76. Size does matter with shoes! I have hard to fit feet and it is so aggravating to not be able to find cute comfortable shoes! Love the fabric line!!! I think my favorite pattern is the Kaleidoscope! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. I love the blocks--and your colors are so yummy!

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  78. Love the Soho Chic line.....thanks for the block and the chance to win!

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  79. Love the block - I can think of so many ways to use it!

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  80. I love the colors, they look rich and inviting to cut into!

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  81. Am looking forward to your 6 month post tomorrow. Love the quilt designed from your assigned blocks too.

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  82. This is a very pretty line! I love the colours.

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  83. Love your soho line, can't wait to hear about your last 6 months. Sandy

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  84. Always inspiring! Love your color choices! Have a blessed day. Debbie

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  85. Well, I really have missed your posting. Love the block you created - thanks for the link. I would love to be included for your fabric giveaway.

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  86. Love your block and the fabrics are to die for! Thank you so much!
    Karen W.
    quilter51texas@yahoo.com

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  87. That's funny, I can never find the right size shoes on clearance!

    I loved the free quilt block, very cute, but it looks too complicated for me.

    Thanks,
    dawn

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  88. Love your block
    bettydrake1@gmail.com

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  89. i wear a size 12 shoe they are never on sale. thank goodness fabric donna fulleris one size fits all

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  90. LOVE the soho sampler. That center block is great.

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  91. That block is slightly intimidating, but I am sure I can do it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. Love these colors! Your block is gorgeous!

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  93. Beautiful quilts!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  94. Thankyou so much for the block pattern. I still can't cut into my Snap Pop yet, love the colours and pattern too much.

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  95. love the flowers and the peacock pattern

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  96. Great colors! Thanks for the block and the giveaway.

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  97. The table mat with your railroad block is cute. The SoHo line is pretty! Thanks for the give-a-way

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  98. Your SOHO SAMPLER is fabulous...and those fabrics are delicious. Heading to facebook now to fine you. soardkgatfusedotnet

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  99. What a bunch of options! I appreciate seeing a few ideas on how to use a block in expanded ways. The Kaleidoscope pattern is my favorite from all that you showed today. Thanks!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  100. Thank you for the pattern, I love your table mat. I also love the Proud Peacock and the Plum Crazy pieces, such wonderful colors. You do awesome work. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  101. Great block! I love how traditional blocks can be used in so many ways. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize -- love working in these colours!

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  102. I love this block! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  103. Thanks for the chance to win! Great hop.

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  104. Thanks for... it all! I have been a fan since "Pumpkins Gone Wild" and always look forward to your autumn-colored lines. You're awesome!

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  105. Yummy fabric! Love the colors in your new line so much. Thank you for the opportunity to win some!

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  106. Thanks for the table topper pattern! I love it. Thanks for the chance to win your new fabric, too.

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  107. I really enjoy your blog. the block is one I will be making, thank you

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  108. I LOVE you SoHo Sampler quilt! I'd love to win some of this beautiful fabric!

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  109. I love the richness of the colors in your fabric!

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  110. I love the colors! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  111. Love all of your projects!! Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful fabric!!
    Paulette

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  112. What a great collection of new patterns! You've been very busy the last 6 months.

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  113. I love your block & the different ways to use it. Think the fabric is awesome! Would love to win!

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  114. Love the beautiful colors in Soho Chic!

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  115. Your new line is simply gorgeous! And the new patterns are fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. Every one of you projects are simple adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  117. love the fabric and the colors

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  118. love the fruit bowl wall hanging :) thanks for a chance to win! laurie

    llsbaskets at comcast dot net

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  119. Have always loved your fabric lines!

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  120. Love the colors of Soho Chic. Looks like a fun block to play with also.

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  121. Love the block and the yummy fabrics! Thanks so much!

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  122. I like your sense of color and design. the touches of brighter color lifts the images

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  123. I love this new fabric line and the cute patterns to go with it.
    Shawn

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  124. I've missed you. Glad you're back! Love the new fabric and patterns!

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  125. Hello Sandy, your time is well spent on color and design, rather than (blog) words...strait from the Heart! I loved the meadows quilt.

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  126. Love your block and all the patterns!! My to do list just got a bit longer!

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  127. You always have such great blocks and color combinations. babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  128. Love all the colors in Soho Chic and all the patterns too. I can see why you have been too busy to blog!

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  129. So true about the shoes! Although I just grabbed a pair, exactly like I wanted, on the clearance, for 75% off. So rare!

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  130. Love the star quilt pattern. Beautiful!!

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  131. Anne M - I've never had the opportunity to use this block before so I have a new adventure to look forward to - thanks.

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  132. Love the colors in your new fabric line, Soho Chic. So intriguing.

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  133. Love your block and your patterns and your new collection, too.
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  134. Beautiful designs and pretty fabric! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  135. Your block is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

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  136. WOW! I don't care for most of the more "modern" fabric lines, but this one calls to me...gotta be the vibrant colors.

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  137. I love all the colors and patterns you have.

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  138. Thanks for the quilt pattern... I need to make this one up ASAP.

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  139. Soho is so-ho nice! Love your block pattern.
    Debbie R.

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  140. THank you for the pattern - such a fabulous design!

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  141. Your new line looks gorgeous! I am anxious to see it in the shops (or even better, in my mailbox after the hop!) Keep up the good work!

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  142. Thank you for the block. Your designs are stunning!

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  143. I just love that sampler!!! It is simply GORGEOUS!

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  144. Great block for a block hop. Size Matters is a great way to show easy and not so easy blocks to fill everyone's level of quilting. Wishing all a great day.

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  145. So nice to have a new site (for me)

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  146. HI,really like the Soho Sampler!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  147. Yup, the days just fly by. looks like you have been sewing though. Thanks for the chance to win .

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  148. I really like this block! My Daddy worked on the rail road so it holds a special place in my heart! Thank you for this.

    I have a new computer. If I happen to win please contact me at skeetersaw@comcast.net.....I haven't figured out my gmail stuff yet.

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  149. WOW!! Love that SoHo collection.. Thank you for sharing and giving me the chance to win.

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  150. I love that table mat! thanks for the pattern, the new fabric is lovely!

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  151. I always like your fabrics - very cute and creative!

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  152. I totally agree with you on shoe sizes! And I love the fabric bundle in the giveaway. There are such pretty colors!

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  153. I love the block and your new fabrics. Moda has the most wonderful designers. I'm glad you're one of them!

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  154. Love the colors in Soho Chic--purple, yellow, teal!! I'm learning lots from the use of the different sizes of block. Thanks for all you do for the quilt community, Sandy.

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  155. I love your deep plum and peacock colors! Love all your patterns, too!

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  156. I LOVE the colors in your new line of fabric....so rich and deep!! Thank you for the opportunity to win some....have a fabulous weekend.

    Tami
    tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

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  157. I love your block. The fabric bundle giveaway looks great.

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  158. Love the quilt design and fabrics.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  159. What wonderful colors! The colors and the movement in Rolling Meadows would make a great baby quilt .

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  160. Your colors are so vibrant...just up my alley!

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  161. Great block!
    The other patterns are great too!

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  162. Great block! I also love your Kaleidoscope pattern.

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  163. Yeah--fun to see a new post! LOVE the new color combo you have and the fun patterns,too :)

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  164. Love the block and the fabrics! Gorgeous colors!

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  165. The new fabric collection looks great -- can't wait to get some!

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  166. Soho looks great! I still have a few pieces of some of your old collections that I hope to use this Fall. Thanks fr te giveaway and block.

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  167. Hi Sandy,
    Thanks so much for sharing such a great block and your ideas! I just love the work that you do - you are so talented! Happy Quilting!

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  168. I love the Plum Crazy wallhanging. It's kind of a modernized Baltimore Album block.

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  169. Size certainly matters when the dryer keeps shrinking your jeans! Love the fabric!

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  170. I have never been able to find sale shoes in my size! Another great fabric line from you. Thank you.

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  171. Wow your new line is so refreshing! I love your block and the quilts.

    You have a big-sized heart. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Love,
    Mary

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  172. Love your fabrics and thanks for taking part in this fun blog hop!

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  173. You are done of my fav designers. Yep, I'd love to win!

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  174. Love the block...and the shoe picture is darling....I guess you proved your teacher wrong......

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  175. love the table mat you created using your block.

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  176. I love the new Soho Chic fabric and patterns. The Soho
    Sampler quilt is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  177. Wonderful block and beautiful patterns.

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  178. I love the soho line. Peacock colors are some of my favorites. thank you for the giveaway.

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  179. Love the Soho Sampler - oh pretty! I have a deformed foot, so trying to get shoes - even specialty made is almost impossible.

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  180. You have so many options for using your new fabric, I love the sampler as well.

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  181. Love the new patterns and the block. :)

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  182. Such an awesome design. Looks great!

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  183. Always enjoy your fabrics and patterns!

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  184. Wow I love the Soho Chic fabric. I love the Soho sampler too. May have to make myself one :)

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  185. I agree about the size of shoes...it is difficult to find shoes in a wide width. Love the colors of your Soho collection...blue, purple and green is my favorite color combo. The table mat looks like a great pattern for a beginner like me. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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