Monday, December 13, 2010

Fussy Framed quilt and Giveaway Day!


I've been really bad at posting progress on my Fussy Framed blocks, but I'm so pleased to show you the finished quilt top. I'm thinking of calling it "Fussy Framed Fairytales" - is that too much of a tongue twister? Maybe just "Framed Fairytales" or "Fussy Fairytales" would be better.


Anyway, I tried something new - floating squares - for the border and fortunately I love how its turned out, phew! With a combination of strip piecing and chain piecing it came together surprisingly quickly. I decided not to fussy cut the little squares in the border (that would have taken a lot longer) and I'm loving how some of the squares look like solid fabric. Aren't Heather Ross' fabrics just beautiful!


You can find my free tutorial for the Fussy Framed blocks here. I've also decided to write up the pattern for the whole quilt including instructions for the border, a list of the coordinating solids I used, and fabric amounts needed to make the entire quilt. Maybe some of you will find that useful. I'll let you know when its listed in my shop.


Enough about that... what about the giveaway?? You know I love choices, so how about these?

You might like 1/2 yard of Heather Ross' lightening bugs bike fabric straight off the bolt...


or 4 fat quarters of Cloud9's new "My Happy Nursery" organic fabric (it feels heavenly) in either the blue or pink colourway...


as well as any two of my patterns from my downloadable patterns page (including the pattern for the quilt shown above).


To enter just leave a comment, and if you want to be extra helpful you could suggest a baby girl's name. I find it hard enough coming up with names for my quilts, let alone baby names! With 3 months to go, I had better get cracking... This giveaway is open internationally and I'll randomly choose a winner on Friday 17th Dec. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. Thanks - comments now closed.

I'm off to see if I can snag some Giveaway Day goodies. Thanks Sew Mama Sew for hosting such a fun event!

Addit: I'm loving all of the baby name suggestions! They're really making me smile ... thankyou.

722 comments:

  1. What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! Names, names, names... I've never been good at names either. But I've always liked the name Simone.

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  2. This would be the best present to either of my two friends who just had baby girls! - One was named Rhylee Sophie and the other Isabel Joy!

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  3. i only have boys (3 of them...) so no girls names. sorry. ;)
    but a great giveaway and good luck with the baby.

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  4. I like the simplicity of Framed Fairytales.
    My little miss is named Merryn Rose. Kind of an old name but simple and not common. I like simple that stands alone.

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  5. That quilt is lovely! I've not really been a fan of random placements before, but it's the perfect mix of symmetry and wonkiness :D

    I think "Lilah" is a lovely girl's name too.

    Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!

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  6. I've just used some heather ross for the backing of a quilt I made for my niece Maia's christmas. It's lush isn't it? I've always had a secret liking for Vivienne..

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  7. after christmas this is the first quilt I am going to make! So glad you posted the tutorial, thanks! And a baby girls name...I have always loved the name Charlotte!

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  8. Beautiful fabrics. Girls are so special and fun to dress up. Our princess is Chloe. Best of luck choosing a name! I have been checking out your blog for a little while (since hubby recognised your hubby as they served in the Perth Mission at the same time)

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  9. I like Chamonix:) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    adeylim@gmail.com

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  10. Thanks for the great givaway. I suggest Charlotte.

    gabylec at hotmail dot com

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  11. Your "Fussy Frames" (new suggestion!) quilt looks great!
    I love the bike fabric!
    If my boys had been girls their names would be Mikayla and Sienna, but we have decided that 2 is enough, so you are welcome to use my girl names!

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  12. Wow great giveaway! I would love to own the blue fat quarter nursery fabric! As for girls names I have two and called them Emilie and Emma - needless to say I luuuuuve those names!

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  13. I'm in :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    And a girls name... Coraline ;)

    I also have a giveaway on my blog if you like to visit :)

    Best regards
    Kirie
    http://shape-moth.blogspot.com/
    kirie83 (at) yahoo . de

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  14. Lovely giveaway! I especially like the "My Happy Nursery" fabric.

    Baby girl names, I've always liked my name: Deborah Mae. :)

    I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at homemakerhoney.com

    Merry Christmas!

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  15. Love your blog and your fabric choices are gorgeous!!
    Genevieve is a nice name and not very common.

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway... who can resist lightning bugs?

    Hmmm girls names? Very tricky...my little girls name is Maggie Mae.

    Good Luck! x

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  17. What a great giveaway. I've always been partial to those ambiguous names that could either be a girl's name or a boy's name like Sam or Alex.

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  18. This is a very generous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Girls names, there are so many, my girl's name is Emma which of course is my favourite, and I also love the name Amelia (Millie for short). Best of luck with choosing a name.

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  19. Wonderful giveaway - so generous! How exciting to be picking baby names! I named my daughter Eve. Simple and classic, but you don't hear it everywhere. I like some of the other suggestions in the comments thread, too! Congratulations on your coming bundle of joy!

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  20. great giveaway, love the happy nursery and the bicycle fabrics...
    i like 'jennifer' for a girl but charlotte is ok!
    thanks for the chance...

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  21. Oh, I love the Happy Nursery fabrics!

    I'm a big fan of old fashioned baby names. At the moment I'm loving Matilda (Tilly), Dorothy (Dot) and Beatrix (Trixie or Bee).

    emailbylili[at]mac.com

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  22. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I have two boys. My girl's name was going to be Ashley Tess. Ashley because I liked it and Tess for my Mom.

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  23. Love the quilt top, those blocks from your tutorial are on my very long 'to make' list!

    As for names as a School Psychologist I have a LONG list of don't go there names but I like the never out of style classics like Elizabeth and Meg and Heidi

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  24. Gorgeous giveaway. Thanks for the generosity. Good Luck choosing a girls name - it is sooooooooooo hard! My DD is Amelia (we call her Milly for short) though older names are gorgeous too (and unusual).

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  25. Love your stuff! If I had a girl, I would name her Jane or maybe Josie. I love sewing and have been planning to get into quilting sometime...! I have a giveaway going on too...stop by! parkke at gmail dot com

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  26. Hi, Kate! Love your quilt - and in your search for a quilt name, I'm reminded of a Saturday morning cartoon feature from when I was a kid called "Fractured Fairytales" - probably not quite what you're looking for, but I hadn't thought of them for years!

    And a girl's name? I love the current trend of naming girls Grace, Faith or Hope - sometimes as a middle name, which kind of takes the sting out of the times you have to use their whole name - you remember "John Robert Michaels, you get down here!!"

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  27. I vote for Framed Fairy tales as the name - the quilt looks fantastic!

    Girls names - Amelia (my eldest) Michaela (my youngest) Evangeline, Dulcie, Camille, or my name is pretty classic - Claire

    Can you tell I tend toward liking longer, romantic sort of names - it's because my real surname is very short, so we were always thinking up longer names in my family.

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  28. What beautiful fabrics! My Aunt suggested Amelia to me, and I thought it was a fantastic name. Also, Elizabeth Constance. I feel naming a child is really a tough responsibility, isn't it!
    bridgit at tomcook dot net

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  29. Great giveaway! My girls are Nora and Eloise....both great names!

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  30. What an amazing giveaway. If my husband would let me have another child I would love a girl so I could name her Isla to go with my daughter Harper.
    gillian
    gilliankath@hotmail.com

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  31. My current favorite girls names are Lucy, Elizabeth, and Charlotte (my daughter's name is Madeleine, Maddie for short). I like Fussy Framed Fairytales . .. but I'd looooove Fairytale Windows Fairytale Window Frames.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  32. I would love to win the My Happy Nursery fabrics. So many baby showers coming up!
    We like the name Christianna ;0)

    Sonja
    sonjagreene(at)veryverdant(dot)

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  33. Lovely quilt! I'm not a particluar Heather Ross fan, but the colours are terrific together. How about Eleanor or Lucy?

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  34. Girls names are hard to choose. I did ask a teacher once if there was ever a name that they always found were lovely children and she said Emma. Seriously though I'm sure you will find the right name. Great give away, I love the cloud9 fabrics.

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  35. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway and your quilt is beautiful!!! My daughter's name is Willow and it always gets a great reaction.
    Fingers crossed...

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  36. i love "fussy fairytales"
    (for the quilt, not the baby)
    for the baby, i love francie :)

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  37. What a fun giveaway!

    eesuiter (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  38. Love your quilt!

    Love that bicycle fabric!

    How about Theodora - that's my daughter's name.

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  39. Natasha and Natalie are a few of my favorite names. The fabrics are so pretty!

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  40. Wow - I am loving those floating squares in the border - you must be really stoked with how they turned out. They really finish off the quilt:) Well I still love my big girls name Emma ... an oldie but a goodie. But have a wee friend called Kaea (said K-eye-a) and I think that's pretty cool too. But glad it's you having to pick names and not me!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Ciao

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  41. Awesome giveaway, Kate!!! I love that quilt, and I love the name Fussy Fairytales, it's so cute and perfect. :)

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  42. Hello from Perth. What an awesome quilt!! LOVE!!
    I personally am a fan of Hannah-Elise, Rose, Abigail & Grace since those are my girls names.
    I'm also hosting a giveaway, so come over & check it out because it's only open to Aussie residents :)

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  43. I'm think that a downloadable pattern would be awesome!

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  44. The quilt is beautiful. I love the name Schuyler. My new granddaughter name is Perry Margaret (family name). We love your patterns. Getting ready to start Wonky Donkey.

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  45. hi-love the quilt! and the fabric choices :)
    not good with names sorry~

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  46. Love it! Making your sea views pattern right now!
    What about Adeline or Megan?
    virginiamae(at)gmail.com

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  47. Great quilt, love it!
    My girls name is Aylin. The meaning is: the light around the moon. Just love it!
    Thanks for the great give away! Would love to win!

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  48. Betsy and Tacy are two of my favorite girl names! Fabric is so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  49. That bike material is just awesome! For a name, how about Malendie? (It's my middle name, and my great grandmother's name, and I know nothing else about it!)Or Excilda (my sister's middle name). Just a few suggestions I doubt anyone else will have ;D. Thank you for the giveaway, good luck with your baby, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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  50. I love that bike fabric!
    For a girl's name: if any of our boys had been a girl we would have named him Marisanne

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  51. Oh, swoon. Love the Heather Ross bike fabric. (I am sorely missing out on Heather Ross.) We were going to name a daughter Jenna Leigh. Had a Boy!!! Beauitiful quilt. Can't wait for the pattern!!

    Merry Christmas!

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  52. What a great giveaway! I love the names Reese, Audry, Kate and Lauren. :)

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  53. I love your Fussy Cut Fairytale Quilt. I have some of the FFA 2 fabric, but not enough for a quilt of this size (I think).

    As for a girl's name... I like the name Willa. If I am ever blessed enough to have a child and the child is a girl, that will be her name :-)

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  54. I love choices too! Oh, except when I can't decide :) My daughters name is Emilyn, she gets a lot of comments about how pretty her name is.

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  55. I think something happened to my post, if it ends up showing up twice, please only enter me once!! We were going to name a daughter Jenna Leigh, had a son!! Still love the name. Loving the Heather Ross fabric. Can't wait for the quilt to become a pattern. It is lovely.

    Merry Christmas!

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  56. Well your name is my girl name, if we ever have a girl. :) I don't know your other kids' names so I don't know, but Piper is a name that I love every time I hear it but somehow it wouldn't work for our family. But maybe it'll work for yours!

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  57. I love your blog, I am a new follower! I am also a beginner quilter (finished my first one in October), are there any of your patterns that you would suggest for a beginner? lol I had a hard time picking out my daughter, Violet's, name too

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  58. I think this is a GREAT giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!
    P.S. we have a Nadine Elsye and if my son had been a girl we were thinking of Colette or Cherise Adelle...

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  59. What a nice giveaway! I just love your quilt top, Kate. ...I'd go with Fussy Fairytales for the name.
    Hmmm...girl's names. I love the name Charlotte...so classy!

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  60. Love your gorgeous quilt and giveaway goodies! Don't you just love giveaway day?!?!

    Joan

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  61. Oh, yes, the baby naming is quite a tough thing! How about my name, Johanna? There are some names of my friends that I really like: Isabella (though that twilight movie spoiled the name a bit for me...), Sarah, Juliana, Katharina and Eva :)
    I know that those are pretty common but I really like them!
    Thank you for the chance to win and good luck with the name!

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  62. Fussy Fairytals is fabulous! As for a girls name, I love family names, so I'd look back through your ancestory for something interesting and a little uncommon for the little girl on the way.

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  63. Yikes, I had three boys so I'm not sure how helpful I will be, but here it goes: Gwendolyn, Reagan, Liliana, Kailey, Finley, and Adelyn.

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  64. I would love to give that fabric a good home. I think that names are very personal and I am sure you will fine the perfect one for you.

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  65. Your quilt is beautiful and the I love the Cloud 9 fabrics. A baby girl's name? How about Ashlyn?

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  66. I had two more girls' names picked out in case I ever ended up with the twins I wanted -- Regan Emma and Avery Grace. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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  67. love the quilt top!!! and thanks so much for the giveaway, gorgeous prizes!

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  68. and a little girl's name? i think mackenzie or just kenzie is such a sweet name!

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  69. Thanks for such a generous giveaway. As for girls' names, I love Ayala (Aya for short) and Talia.

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  70. Great giveaway. I love the name Charlotte.

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  71. Wow this is an amazing giveaway! I am partial to Abigail (Abby) and Hannah for baby girl's names. Abigail means 'her father's joy' which I just love.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  72. Wow this is an amazing giveaway! I am partial to Abigail (Abby) and Hannah for baby girl's names. Abigail means 'her father's joy' which I just love.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  73. I am in love with that fussy-cut squares quilt! The border is especially wonderful. I hope that you have the pattern for sale soon... :) As for baby names, I'm partial to "normal" names. One of my favourites is Elizabeth.

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  74. What an amazing giveaway, Thanks! I love the name Eden.

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  75. thanks for the chance to win! lovely fabric.

    your quilt is absolutely amazing. jaw-droppingly beautiful.

    little girl names...i love old-fashioned names. my grandmother's name is eva alice. i think it's so pretty.

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  76. That My Happy Nursery fabric makes me want to get pregnant tomorrow, but I suppose gorgeous fabric isn't a good enough reason to start a family.

    As for baby names, I'm a big fan of Kate and Eva, but my husband's cousin has used BOTH of those names, so I guess they're out for us!

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  77. Thanks for sharing such lovely fabric and patterns!

    Wish you luck

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  78. Thanks for the giveaway! And awesome quilt top!

    As for baby girl names, mine are named Julia and Lila, and I think they are lovely names :-)

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  79. lovely, lovely giveaway! Weve moved to Greece a year ago, so ive been exposed to many new & pretty names. A beautiful one is Zoe which means life in Greek. I also like Irini (peace), Eleni (torch), Danai, Fotini (light)..

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  80. lovely, lovely giveaway! Weve moved to Greece a year ago, so ive been exposed to many new & pretty names. A beautiful one is Zoe which means life in Greek. I also like Irini (peace), Eleni (torch), Danai, Fotini (light)..

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  81. Do you know what? I was going to buy those fabrics on sewmamasew the other day but I thought I would wait a bit ! Fingers crossed I could win this.

    Hmm baby names, Annabelle is nice, of Miriam..Florence.

    or Caroline ;)

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  82. Oh a baby girl's name Isabella is my choice! I love the blue happy nursery prints, sweet! Of course the bikes are desired by all :-)

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  83. My little girl's name is Anissa. Beautiful name, right? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and happy holidays to you and yours. xox

    Baby girls names: Zoey, Stella, and if I ever have another girl I want to name her Julia. What a perfect name that is! <3

    krencamp(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I love Sophia and Ainsley and Amelia...

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  86. What a wonderful giveaway! how about the name penelope?

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  87. What an awesome giveaway!!! Thanks! and a baby girl- they are soo sweet!! I am partial to the name we chose for my daughter- Tess ( her full name is Tessa Nell- after my grandmother)=) Enjoy these last few months!

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  88. Wow what a generous giveaway. The name Maribel came to mind. Thanks for entering me :-)

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  89. Love the quilt! My suggestion for a name is Maren - different but not out there. thanks for the giveaway.

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  90. I love the quilt!! The little white sashing between the blocks really makes them pop.
    I'll suggest my girls names as those are obviously my favorite :)
    Anneke (said with a soft "a/u" sound for the A), Tessa and Sophie.

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  91. Beautiful stuff! Thanks for the giveaway. To find baby names, I go to the US Social Security website. Then I scroll through the popular names by decade. Personal preference is for old names, so looking at the popular names from yesteryear helps out :)

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  92. Wow, that quilt is just incredible. I have to get some of those fabrics!
    What a great giveaway!
    When I finally get to have a baby, I plan to call her (if it's a girl of course)Isabella. I'll let you have that name if you like! ;0)

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  93. Your Fussy Framed Fairytale quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I'm also loving the fabulous alliterative name, even if it is a bit of a mouthful. :)

    My absolute favourite baby girl name of all time in the whole world is Matilda.

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  94. my favourite girl name of the moment is paulina - how about it?

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  95. I love classic names like Elizabeth, Grace, Claire. Naming babies is hard! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  96. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the name Lily. Old fashioned I know, but I have always wanted to name my daughter Lily. Hopefully one day!=)

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  97. I'm not going to suggest a name; rather, a website. BabyNameWizard.com is the best baby-naming website evar.

    If you have any other kids, it gives sibling suggestion names. You can see graphed out where the names you like are popular. It's just so good.

    Also, please don't pick anything in the top 50. As a Megan who went through her whole life as one of 3 Me(a)g(h)ans in the class, it will save her lots and lots of trouble.

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  98. Great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win. I like the old fashion name Tessa.

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  99. Addie (Adair), Cora, Sloane, and Ollie (Olivia) were all on our list. We chose one of them, but don't want to bias you:):)
    I'm hosting a giveaway too, so pop on over if you have some time...
    belle-n-bee.blogspot.com
    beckymac1@hotmail.com

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  100. Addie (Adair), Cora, Sloane, and Ollie (Olivia) were all on our list. We chose one of them, but don't want to bias you:):)
    I'm hosting a giveaway too, so pop on over if you have some time...
    belle-n-bee.blogspot.com
    beckymac1@hotmail.com

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  101. My husband's family has a beautiful family name -- Avelina. Loosely it translates in 'Little Bird'. Though I have always associated it with Galicia (Spain) since that is where my husband's family is from; I have come across it in studying medieval English and Welsh history.

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  102. If my youngest had been a girl, he would have been Meghan and shortened to Meggie. I loved the name, but I love my little guy more!

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  103. ooh i love those fabrics!!!
    grace, evy, sloane, piper, emily, rose

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  104. Thanks for the give away. I'm a big fan of the name Lucy. Or Ruby. Or Clara. I love the fussy frame quilt--I am hosting my VQB next month and have been trying to decide what kind of block I want people to make for a baby quilt. These would be fun!

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  105. I wish I had a good girls name for you. We are in the same boat!

    annedemps@hotmail.com

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  106. thanks for the giveaway and tutorial--it looks super easy! I'd love to win some of this fabric--I have one 5" square of Heather Ross, that's it!
    My cousin and his wife named their little girl Quinn Therese; it's different and I really like it!

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  107. I love the nursery fabrics! My 3 girls names are Kate, Maya and Lily - so those are my favourites! The names my husband wouldn't go for were Lyra, Iris and Arwen .. it think they are cute too :)

    http://commonthreadskingston.blogspot.com/

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  108. I'm not good either in giving names:( When I was expecting I've got whole list of names and I couldn't decide which one to choose... Finally my husband chose the name...
    I love my name: Julianna - maybe you'll like it too. In Polish there are several shortcuts for this name - I'm not sure how it's in English.
    I love also a name which I've chosen to my sister when I was 4 years old: Alice.
    PS. Your giveaway it's great!

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  109. My little girl is just over a year. We named her Claire Hazel, and I'm still loving it. So that's my name suggestion! I really want your "There's a Square in There" pattern. If I don't win, I might have to buy it anyway.

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  110. WOW, WOW! Love the giveaway but love thinking of girl names. (I have 3) Natalie, Hailey, Gracie, Sophia, Ava, so many names. Good luck on the last 3 months!

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  111. I have always loved the names Ava, Natalie, my husbands loves the name Afton. Hope this helps. I love that fabric and the patterns!

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  112. I think you should call it framed fairytales! as for a baby name i like charlotte and lily.

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  113. I love those nursery prints! So adorable. Who doesn't like little tiny elephants?
    As for a baby girl name, how about Danica? Or Jocelyn? Or Kaitlin? Or you can go the more traditional route with something lovely like Emma or Olivia or Jacqueline. Good luck! And thanks for the giveaway. :)
    missa DOT moe AT gmail.com

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  114. What a lovely giveaway! Tough question, though. I like kind of old school names like Pearl or Vera. Happy holidays!

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  115. I had a baby boy 3 months ago, he went a few days without a name, and we decided on Benjamin. My daughters name is Madeline, classic and pretty!

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  116. OMG, bikes!! Sorry, was that too eager? I'm a sucker for Heather Ross, and those bikes are just dreamy.

    Favorite girl's name? I have several. Gwen, Zoe, and Fiona are all up there.

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  117. Hi Kate--I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt-congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway too. My friend/fellow art teacher in the next room is due with her first baby SATURDAY! We are all very excited and I can't wait to find out whether it is a boy or girl...itching to start her baby quilt! We actually have many teachers expecting this month...a baby boy last week and more expected by the end of the month. I LOVE making baby quilts--Thanks again!

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  118. Beautiful quilt! And a great giveaway!

    When we were expecting our 2nd, we did not want to know the sex before the birth so we had to pick names for both girl and boy. For some reason we had not had a problem bith boys names, had a long list, but girls names were harder. BUt we did have two: Rene and Kai. I also like Lanai, that's my niece and MAya (a friend).

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  119. Well, I really love the name Alice, I think it's really sweet... Two of the most popular names in Portugal are Ana and Maria, I think they are lovely and simple, yet strong at the same time. Best wishes for your familiy and Happy Holidays!

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  120. Thanks! Awesome giveaway! aea at pobox dot com. What about Dahlia?

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  121. Oh, I've been really wanting some of the "My Happy Nursery" fabric. My friend has been trying to convince her kids to name a daughter Zelanora - Zellie for short. No takers so far! But Zellie is a cute name.

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  122. Oh i would love to win. I also love Heather Ross fabrics. I think for baby girl names I like Delaney, Rose, Paisley, and there are so many more.

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  123. Great quilt! Wonderful giveaway!!

    Girl names. Well, my girls are named Lila, Rosalie and Violet. I always joke with my husband that if we'd have another girl, I want to name her Iris. I just love that name. I also love the name Fern but that's too out there for him.

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  124. Wow, what a gorgeous quilt! Girl's names... I really like Penelope, Samantha, Jane and Marie.

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  125. Ooh, I don't know how I'd choose between those great options!

    Your Fussy Fairytales quilt turned out beautifully - a perfect pattern for that fabric!

    As for names, we named our daughter Sophia (Sophie for short) and love it!

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  126. Gorgeous! I'm partial to my own name, Rachael Adele :)

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  127. Beautiful quilt! We have liked Grace and Arya/Aria.

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  128. Great quilt, great fabrics, great patterns...whew! Awesome giveaway!!
    mugirl113 at gmail dot com

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  129. Your quilt is so cute! I have all the fabrics & have been scared to cut into them-this pattern would give me a great excuse!
    I have a granddaughter named Shayla & I think that's a pretty cute name-not horribly common but not off the wall!

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  130. Kate, that quilt turned out gorgeously!!! I can't wait to see it all quilted. And your photos are lovely too. It's tough to get any decent outdoor quilt photos up north right now!
    As for names, I love Ruby and Lily, but we have friends who've used those already so I can't. But I would if I could!

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  131. i absolutely love your new quilt pattern!!! i have wanted to fussy cut heather's far far away II fabrics and love how you have done it!!!

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  132. What a wonderful giveaway! My daughter is called Maryann (Mariana in Portuguese) and I find it a sweet name. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  133. Love those bikes! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm pretty partial to my girls' names--Claire and Avery.

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  134. Fussy Floating Frames? LOVE it!!! May I use this idea? It's my month soon in a quilting bee and I'd love to use this.

    My favorite baby girl names: Emma, Sophie or Mariella :)


    Happy Holidays!

    zabecc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  135. oh i love the happy nursery fq's!! I have three little girls and this would be perfect for a quilt!

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  136. Beautiful quilt!
    If we ever have a girl, her name will be Brenna. It's my fave!

    lindsey-hill at hotmail dot com

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  137. Excellent giveaway - thanks for hosting it. I've always liked the name Molly, it just seems happy to me.

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  138. omy I do love those bikes.

    Girl names...hm. I'm a big believer in using the meaning of a name to help decide. In my daughter's case, I went with Dulciana because it means 'sweet' or 'sweet sounding'. And so far she's a very ...well sweet tempered child.

    But some names I just happen to like:
    Violet, Emmeline, Audrey, Olivia, Lucy, Alice, and Helen.

    senjosuki at yahoo

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  139. Hi Katie!

    I heard the cutest name the other day-- Hennessey. It's not common, at least I've never heard it... But I think it is so adorable. You could call her Hennie! Not sure if others like it... but I do.

    xoxoxo

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  140. Morgen is cute also Alice or Lily hah idk I like lots of names!

    Also I WANT YOUR QUILT! My goodness it's super cute!

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  141. I'm partial to the name "Indigo"

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  142. Beautiful! I named my daughter Ansley Elizabeth(sounds like Anne, not "ain't") and love it.

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  143. Your quilt top is wonderful! I like the names of my daughters Maya & Hayley, and I've always liked the name Emma.
    Happy Holidays!

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  144. Thx for the great giveaway, and I'll be watching for the pattern.

    I suggest the name Annie.

    Signed, Annie.......*S*

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  145. oh wow I love either of the fabric choices. so I guess if you pick me you could just surprise me.
    as for girl's names my daughter's name is Rachael, which I love but I also really like the name Emmaline
    thanks for the giveaway
    Juile

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  146. I've always been a big fan of the name Molly. And Norah.

    Thanks!

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  147. Wonderful giveaway!! Thanks!

    I only have boys and always found it easier to think of girl names! I love the names Emma, Grace, Kinley, Emmalynn. I could go on and on... ;)

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  148. if I had another girl, I would use Veronica, and Ronni as a nickname :)

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  149. Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.
    i love my daughter's name, Calliope. My nieces have some great names too - Molly, Sadie, Arabella, Ellia, Athena,...and then there are the classics like Linda and Sarah.

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  150. I really like the names Lily and Claire. I hope you find the perfect name for you!

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  151. hi I love those bicycles! and of course your beautiful quilt.

    Might I suggest one of my names.

    Clover Afton :-)

    cloverafton@cox.net

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  152. Thanks for sharing this fun giveaway with us. I happen to love the name Emma, which if I happen to have another girl I will use this name.

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  153. Oh yes please, I would love some fabric and patterns *shakes head up and down* yes I would!

    I was going to suggest Adelaide for a girls name (because I think it's beautiful and will probably use it myself someday) and then I remembered that you live in Australia and that might be weird! Hmmm, let's see, what about Kaye? No? Hehe! Okay, to be serious here's some names I think are pretty: Josephine, Lucy, Maeve, Elizabeth, Rose, Evangeline, Alice, and Eloise.

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  154. I love that Skittles quilt pattern!
    For baby girls names, I have a new baby niece named Amelia Jane, which I think is pretty lovely. I also love my mom's name: Caroline

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  155. Girls' name? Cassidy - it means 'clever'
    alisha@netidea.com

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  156. Fabulous give away. Do I have to choose? or can I have it all? LOL.

    Girls names, I think should be traditional. If they have a trendy name, when they go to school there are 5 others with the same name. How about Sharon or Elizabeth. Cora or Clara. Grace or Victoria.?

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  157. Ooooh what a fabby giveaway! Girls names were never a problem here - Chloe and Phoebe were my first choices which went to my two cats, then Jessica but my cousin named his girl that. Then Amelia, which is what we named our girl twin 3 years ago (the boy was much harder to name, but we went with James -a good family name). Enjoy your last 3 months xx

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  158. some of my favs are....Ava, Anna-Sophia, Sophie, Audrey and Mia. When we were naming Isabella we had a few names in the pool and to this day I kinda wish we had named her either Berlin or Kierra. All of our sons are named after cities, so either one would have been perfect, but my husband really wanted the name Isabella so I finally gave in. It does suit her to be named after a queen.

    LOVE the quilt and the boarder is a stroke of genius!

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  159. Love your patterns!
    Baby girl names...I am bad at this too. I like Anabella, Isabella, Mia, Julianna, and Ava are some of my top names.
    Congrats on your pregnancy.

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  160. Oh my! What wonderful fabrics and giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to enter and win!

    I'm really fond of the name EMMA. It was my grandmother's name and I've always loved the name.

    Cheers!
    Jennifer
    thimbles3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  161. How bout sadie? Love that name. Your quilt is great, good use of fussy cutting!

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  162. A friend of mine just got a girl whos name is Kaja, which I find quite nice...

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  163. i love the tongue twister name for the quilt. and the quilt itself is fantastic!

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  164. I love your fussy quilt- what a fantastic way to show off the cuteness of the Fairytale fabrics. Alas, I have no name suggestions. All I can say is: if you name a child something unique, make sure you have a good story of where you got the name from, because the kid'll get asked a lot. Ask me how I know.

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  165. Wonderful quilt. I have girls Hannah, Sarah and Abby. Feel free to use one. They are the best daughters! I so want to try your 'Off the Rails' pattern. nanasew at gmail dot com

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  166. I like feminine names that are not too popular ~ nothing worse than having your lase name initial attached to your name all through school so you can be differentiated from the other girls in your class with the same name :p
    Our girls are: Elayna, Chantel, and Alyssa and our other picks were Brianna, Chelsea, and Courtney.
    THANKS for the chance at such a GREAT giveaway!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  167. Thanks for your giveaway! My favorite baby girl name is Arianah Rose. Planning on using it myself when I finally procreate :-)

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  168. Ooh...lots of great girl names...some of my favourites are Olivia, Ava, Charlotte, Paige, Gabrielle and Emily. Hope that helps....love your giveaways! Crossing my fingers on it for sure:) Thank you!!

    jodym7@yahoo.com

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  169. What a fabulous give away Kate! Fussy frames is a beautiful quilt and I do love the border.

    I've always been a sucker for French girl names like Chantelle, Lucie, Isabelle. I also love Tess.

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  170. Names are hard. Having an unusual name for myself I wanted a "regular" name for my daughter. Somewhere in the middle might have been better.

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  171. First I must say that your Fussy Fairytale quilt top is incredible! WOW.

    And for baby girl names I like Mirah, Isla or Stella :)

    ambersewwonky at yahoo dot com

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  172. Wow! Thanks for the sweet giveaway, full of generosity. I'll share our favorite girl's name: Greta. Good luck choosing a name, and congrats!

    ammieloris at hotmail dot com

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  173. Your Fussy Framed quilt is gorgeous!
    I also love the other fabrics & patterns for your giveaway!
    Some of the girly names I like: Tessa, Sarah, Paula, Bronwyn, Simone, Avery.
    All the best with the rest of your pregnancy!

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  174. beautiful fabric! We would have named our son Beatrice if he had been a girl

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  175. Okay great fabrics and pattern and your quilt is awesome. I have two girls and I am quite partial to their names- Charlotte Avery and Louise Elizabeth- names are very hard though. We just had a boy and his girl names were Evelyn, Eleanor, Frances, Greta just to name a few. Hope those help!

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  176. what a lovely giveaway! my daughter came up with the name Elfled - I love it.

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  177. Baby girl names... We named our little one Damaris, not very common but not weird. I like names that are not common but very normal, like Karen, Nicole, Julia, Lily...
    deannawierenga at yahoo dot ca

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  178. Love the fabrics! I've always liked the name Grace.

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  179. Oh, beautiful!! I gravitate toward girl's names from my mother's generation: Joan, Ruth, Jane, Gwen, Sophie, Olivia.

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  180. Die for the Happy Nursery Fabric. They´re stinkin´ cute. For baby girl I would like to choose the name Ashley.

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  181. three and half years ago we named our daughter Bella - before the big twilight explosion - i still love the name but hate when people ask me if i got it from the book series! Great giveaway! thanks for the chance

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  182. LOVE this quilt!!! I like Audrey or my niece's name is Delainey and they call her Lainey. I think that is cute....

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  183. Congrats on your soon to be baby girl!! I have 2 girls and their names are Katie and Gracie. I also love the name Faith!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    h_freund@hotmail.com

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  184. Congratulations on your baby-in-waiting. One of my good friends is named Laura, and I've always loved that name. Makes me think of Little House on the Prairie.

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  185. Wonderful giveaway!
    Congrats on your baby girl - I really like simple classic girl names like Claire, or Brooke.

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  186. I love your patterns. They are so fun and fresh!! I have always loved the name Rachel :)

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  187. What a great giveaway. I've always loved my middle name. Dawn

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  188. I love your blog. Tks for the give away!
    I have 2 boys but if I had a girl I would name her Camille!

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  189. Thanks so much for doing a giveaway!

    As for girls' names, I'm fond of Rebecca and Abigail. Heh, I guess I'm really old-fashioned.

    (ettlinga(at)dickinson(dot)edu

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  190. I love the My Happy Nursery.

    rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

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  191. Thanks for the chance! Friends recently named their baby girls Amelia, Sophie, and Amelie, pronounced Ahm a lee.

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  192. Your quilt is gorgeous! I've always been partial to the name Jackson for a girl. I had a friend that named her daughter that and I love the name!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  193. That Heather Ross fabric is so fabulous and seems to be such a rare find these days. I love it. But the Cloud9 fabrics are beautiful too. What a lovely giveaway!

    stashavalanche[at]gmal[dot]com

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  194. Oh I love the 4 fat quarters of Cloud9's new "My Happy Nursery" organic fabric.

    Also, I've always loved the name Ayda. My cousin's baby is Catherine Ayda. So pretty!

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  195. Wow Kate, this is an incredible giveaway -- thanks so much! As for your daughter, I think she'll absolutely enjoy that new quilt, too...What do you think of Charlotte?

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  196. Well, my daughter is named Kate so that probably isn't much help! Some alternate names for us were Paige, Alia, Rachel and Megan. If I had to name a baby girl today and my husband had no say, I'd probably name her Charlotte after my grandmother and call her "Lottie."

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  197. Love the fabrics and the blog! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  198. I love the fussy fairytales quilt, its a beautiful display for those lovely fabrics.

    I'll give you our two names... we wanted a little traditional, a little funky so we have one Lilian and one Mirabel. I also lovelovelove the name Clare.

    jshen37@gmail.com

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  199. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'll give you two unusual names - my granddaughters are Kierxan and Zylah.

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  200. Awesome giveaway Kate. We found it hard to decide on a name. I poured over books and finally found the winner one night while we were having diner at The Hills Bowling Club. The winning name for our baby boy was . . . Gabriel. Of course it is inevitably shortened by his friends & us to Gabe ( but we liked that about the name). Would the girl version go with your surname. That is such an important consideration.

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