Friday, March 9, 2012

Grand Designs Quilt and a Giveaway!

My Grand Designs quilt and pattern are finally done! I've been working on this one for a while and I feel a real sense of satisfaction in finishing it.  It's not a difficult quilt, but all of those pieced curves just take time. I think it's well worth it though.


As mentioned in this post, the inspiration for this quilt came from a piece of artwork in the TV show Grand Designs.  I couldn't find the artwork but fortunately one of the commentors, Mitch, directed me to the designer's website that contains a picture of the sandstone artwork. When I first saw the website I said to my husband, "This wasn't the artwork, was it?" But he said, "Yes, that's the one." I had remembered the artwork quite differently. I suppose because I had only seen it for a split second, and then embellished it my mind.


I designed this quilt so that there was no wastage of fabric, and so you don't lose the fabric design across the pieced white line. I used six half yards of Alexander Henry June Bug - fabulous fabric isn't it. You could also use 4 charm packs (140 5" squares).  I machine quilted double lines on the sashing and then hand quilted single white lines going through the blocks.


I like the way the quilting shows up on the back.


The pieced back is a nod to the blocks on the front. I kept it very minimal on the advice of my husband. He likes minimal.


This one is for my sister Kelly (it's going to be hard to let go - I'm very much in love with it!)



Thanks to my awesome pattern testers/proofreaders! The pattern contains step by step photographic instructions on how to piece curves (using pins). It takes a bit of time but certainly isn't hard. I would say this pattern would be appropriate for most quilters, but maybe not absolute beginners.


Now for the giveaway details. Unfortunately I don't have any left over June Bug fabric, but I do have this charm pack of 40, 5" squares of Denyse Schmidt's original Flea Market Fancy fabric, which could be turned into a mini Grand Designs quilt, or combined with her new FMF Legacy range that has just been released.


OR you may have fallen in love with Aneela Hoey's new range "A walk in the Woods". Your choice!


And ofcourse I'll throw in my Grand Designs pattern. Just leave a comment here telling me a favourite book - it could be one for children or adults (I know it has nothing to do with the quilt, but I'm after new ideas for myself and my kids!). I'll randomly pick a winner on Wednesday 14th March.


The Grand Designs pattern is available from my downloadable patterns page and will be 20% off while the giveaway is running. If you would like a hard copy please contact your local fabric store and ask them to get it in (Australian and New Zealand stores can order from HQW Distributors).

123 comments:

  1. what a GREAT giveaway! I never got but little scraps of the original FMF! My favorite book - hmm - I don't have a particular favorite, but when I read to my boys when they were young, the Berenstain Bears got WORE OUT. I think we had about 30 of them, LOL.

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  2. My favorite kids books are The Sneetches and Eloise. I couldn't get enough of them as a kid!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  3. That is an amazing quilt, i love the way that the fabric patterns match up.
    One of my childhood favourite books was The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner, especially because it was set in the local area.

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  4. That is a LOT of hand quilting - great job! And it's about time I try curved piecing, so this would be great!

    Charlotte's Web is an all-time favorite. But for recent, grown-up books, you MUST read "Unbroken." Amazing.

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  5. Another beautiful quilt.
    My favourite childhood book is Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. With my two girls, I am now getting to enjoy these books all over again.

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  6. In the fantasy realm I really enjoy Game of Thrones. Each book is really long but the writing is fantastic and unexpected.

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  7. My favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany. So good.

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  8. grand designs is pure genius!
    wonderful!
    love it

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  9. I love Jane Eyre. No doubt about it. And I remember loving The Jolly Postman, and Other People's Letters.

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  10. I think mine must be Like Water For Chocolate - it's definitely the book I have gifted most to my friends. And I always think of it when I'm cooking :)

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  11. My favorite book is All The Pretty Horses. I'm a bookseller and have a book blog, if you want current suggestions. http://www.lovesbooksandtea.com/

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  12. For Christmas this year my daughter recieved the book Nuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, which is really cute for young kids.
    Thanks for sharing your awesome quilt and giveaway with us.

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  13. What a fabulous pattern! how generous to have a giveaway to celebrate :) I loved Where the Wild Things Are as a child!

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  14. When I was very young I liked the Bobbsie Twins. Probably now Gone with the Wind or the Good Earth.

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  15. What a great giveaway.
    I don't know many books in english but I love Winnie the Puh (Nalle Puh in Swedish).

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  16. My 7 year old son is obsessed with the Horrible Histories series - he's becoming a history buff, great books - very funny and heaps of facts :)

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  17. WOW! Your quilt looks more than amazing! I'm seriously envious of your sister as I've given away a lot of quilts but am yet to receive one - one day!

    One of my favourite books is "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold which I read in highschool and was left feeling moved.

    As a kid I couldn't get enough of Roald Dahl - The Twits, and The Jolly Postman which had lots of pockets and flaps to open and explore.

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  18. The Phantom Tollbooth was my absolute fave as a kid; I've read it as an adult too and it still holds up. NPR recently featured it on their Backseat Book club for kids too.

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  19. My favourite children's book was Charlotte's Web. But I can't think of a favourite adult book - too many to choose from.

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  20. Hrm, my favorite book, a hard choice there!

    It's probably "Forever Amber" by Kathleen Windsor. It's insanely long, but it's a Historical Fiction that has the royal court of King Charles II and the restoration of the Royal Court after Cromwell's death.

    I may be wrong, but I believe that my mom named me after the main character.

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  21. Beautiful quilt!

    The wainscott weasel is a great kids book.

    An adult book... hrmm... the art of racing in the rain is great if you like being inside a dog's head, which I do!

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  22. Would love to get my hands on that FMF charm pack!
    Don't know if you are a mystery reader, but the books by Louise Penny are fabulous; takes place in a fictional town in Canada that you want to be real so you can visit.

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  23. AWESOME quilt! Just gorgeous! I read to my family for about 12 years! We all loved the Ralph Moody books, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Johnny Tremain...wow too many to list. My most RECENT favorite - The Hunger Games. If you haven't read it do so before the movie comes out in two weeks!

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  24. This is a beautiful quilt. Very restful and serene. You have done and amazing job.

    The kids an I love all kinds of Fantasy.

    Apart from the obvious Harry Potter series...

    The "Dragon Keeper" series by Carole Wilkinson, set in ancient China is a current favourite of my 11 year old daughter.

    My 9 year old son is loving the "Rangers Apprentice" series by John Flanagan.

    My 6 year old daughter is into Dr Seuss and the "Fancy Nancy" series of picture books.

    I love anything by Robin Hobb, Guy Gavriel Kay, or Terry Pratchett.

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  25. Kate..this is fantastic!! Great design and congrats on getting another pattern out!! I LOVE Marcia Lynn McClure books...their sappy but clean!

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  26. Great pattern!!
    My fav books are the Harry potter series. Recently, I really enjoyed the hunger game books too

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  27. What a gorgeous quilt!

    My favourite book now is Darkfall by Isobelle Carmody, she is an amazing author. As a kid I'd have to say Jane of Lantern Hill by L M Montgomery was a favourite of mine.

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  28. Kate - what a generous giveaway! I missed the FMF train the first time around, so these would be super (cross fingers!)

    I can highly recommend:
    Tale of Despereaux by Kate de Camille ( for you and your children together)

    http://www.amazon.com/Tale-Despereaux-Being-Princess-Thread/dp/0763617229

    and for you:
    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
    http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/guernsey/

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  29. This quilt is amazing. Not sure how old your kids are but my kids are under 5 and one of our faves is The Gruffalo followed by Charlie & Lola. For older kids I used to love Roald Dahl & Anne of Green Gables.

    dxx

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  30. What a gorgeous quilt! And I'd love that FMF charm pack :)
    Book recommendation? I really enjoyed the Book of Negroes - but I'm quite interested in historical fiction.

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  31. Currently I am reading "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" on my sister's recommendation. I am loving it.

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  32. Love the quilt! I would love some FMF, too. My favorite book for kid is Pete the Cat!

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  33. I love this design!

    My favorite now and forever is "Owl At Home". It's a children's book. It's pretty dark and lonely for a children's book, but that's why I love it.

    And like a previous commenter, I was named after "Forever Amber" too :)

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  34. Love the quilt. A unique design - very pretty! I LOVE "the Hobbit." It's a tale for any age.

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  35. Kate, it's a terrific pattern and the fabric choice brilliant - well done! Fave book for me would have to be The Red Tent by Anita Diamant; amazing story. My girls are loving my childhood copy of The Wishing Chair at the moment! Thankyou for the giveway opportunity! Cheers. Maureen H houseofstraws@bigpond.com

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  36. Beautiful quilt! Favorite book as a little kid was Noisy Nora! Would love to win the pattern and some FMF! Thanks for the chance!

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  37. Harper (age 7) says her favorite book is Denyse Schmidts "Quilts" book. And I didn't even pay her to say that.

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  38. What a lovely giveaway! A favorite book of mine is definitely the Hunger Games. I know it's all the rage right now and you're probably tired of hearing about it, but it's just so good!

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  39. Kate, that is such a gorgeous quilt!! Very unique.... And favorite book? Well, I'm reading (again!) the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series with Jamie and Claire - we're old friends! Great books!!

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  40. I love Between Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson, but my son and I have been cracking up over Burger Boy. :)

    Love the new pattern!

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  41. Just love this latest quilt design of yours! You sister is lucky to receive it. My current favourite book is "The Help", I can't recommend it enough. I have yet to see the movie but just know it will be good too.

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  42. Congrats on new pattern release! I loved Anne of Green Gables..

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  43. what a fantastic quilt! i will have to make this one - it's on my list now... wonderful giveaway! i love the flea market fancy. just beautiful. your quilting looks awesome too.

    OOH! have you read The Owl who was afraid of the dark? my favourite children's book ever! :)

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  44. That is such an awesome pattern. I love it! The fabrics you piked for it are gorgeous!

    I love anything by Alexander McCall Smith. The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency is such a great series. I'd recommend that. I love that he writes happy things, so you finish the books missing the characters and feeling more positive about the world. Hope you find a good one!

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  45. you have to check out "super sad true love story". it's hilariously depressing (and, bizarrely uplifting, somehow).

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  46. That pattern is amazing and I love the colors. You have probably already heard of these, but I like every one of the Elm Creek Quilt books.

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  47. I really loved The Time Traveller's Wife. It was so hard to put down. For kids, anything by Robert Munch is fantastic. I also love a book call the Library Lion.

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  48. What a fabulous design!
    I just bought a book for my granddaughter called You Are My Sunshine! and it is very sweet.

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  49. I loved The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses- in that order.

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  50. I love this quilt!!! I hope to be able to do something like this one day....
    We have two boys and we love to read Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog by Patrick Loehr.So much fun!
    Thank you for this giveaway!!!

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  51. Such a great deign! One of my favorite books is "These is My Words" by Nancy Turner. Fun giveaway!

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  52. The Pirates! (a series)by Gideon Defoe
    Dragon Slippers (also a series) by Jessica Day George
    Where's Waldo?
    Love Ruby Valentine
    Tuesdays at the Castle
    Hattie Big Sky

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  53. I would love the FMF Legacy pack - heard raves about it but don't own any.

    My favourite book: plenty but almost at the top is John Irving's: A PRAYER OF OWEN MEANY. From the very first page, you will be sucked into the book.

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  54. That is a stunning quilt; would love to win the fabric but especially the pattern! Thanks for the chance. As for a favorite book....one of many favorites is Cold Mountain and one of my kids' favorites is Harold and the Purple Crayon. (marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  55. great quilt the curves look great.
    NOw as too books i just cant choose one favourite but here are a few that spring to mind

    Pride and prejudice -theres a reason its a classic- possibly the best book ever.

    if you have not read The guernsey literary and potato peel pie society RUN out and buy it now. Its funny and gorgeous and entrancing and you do not want it to end!

    Lois Bujold Mcmaster is my favourite scifi/fantasy author - Cordelias honor is a great book i;ve read it a zillion times.

    My son loves the rangers apprentice series and my daughter loves Roald DAhl but if you are after a uniquely australian book for them try to track down Bottersnikes and Gumbles be S Walker. i loved this book as a kid and my kids loved it too!

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  56. Love that quilt. It looks beyond my skills but I have pinned it for future ref. Once I get a bit more experience... Anyway my fave book that I can read again and again is Gone With The Wind, but as tween (although we weren't called that then!) I loved the Anne of Green Gables series and now for my littlies if I ever get to choose, I like Millie by John Marsden :)

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  57. My favorite recent read was the Hunger Games (which it seems like practically everyone is reading/has read). I am also reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which is just hilarious! I love this new pattern. It reminds me of a city map. :)

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  58. Oh, this is amazingly gorgeous. As far as my favorite book, it has to be BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. I still have my copy from 4th grade. Magical.

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  59. WONDERFUL design! The Time Traveler's Wife was fantastic.

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  60. So glad to see this one finished, Kate, it's gorgeous!

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  61. Oh, oops, I didn't get up to the bit about the giveaway! My favourite book *ever* is probably the LotR trilogy (or really anything from Tolkien). My favourite sci-fi is the Vorkosigan saga by Lois McMaster Bujold. I'm currently reading all fifteen of the Wizard of Oz books (you can get them for free via Gutenberg). I read a lot. :)

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  62. A lovely pattern and a great giveway, thank you :)
    And I love the minimal back too.
    As for books, a have so many favourite ones it's hard to choose. Lots of them have already been mentioned in the comments above, so maybe I'll add Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness (it's sf but basically about people, not futuristic technologies)

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  63. Great work. Love the design!

    As for a book - my favourite is the Anne of Green Gables series.

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  64. Gorgeous quilt and I adore the fabric you used in it!

    I loved The Help. Water for Elephants was pretty good too. Too hard to pick a fav....those are 2 that I have read recently that I enjoyed.

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  65. You have done such a great job with the quilt Kate. My fav books for reading to kids is the Jigsaw Jones mystery series. They are aimed at 4-7 year olds. They are great to read to kids as they are funny enough to keep an adult's attention also. There are 32 of them!
    For a $ a day he makes your problems go away.....
    I have attached a link on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Jigsaw-Jones-Mystery-Order/lm/R28Y0JZ2WFB6NU

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  66. Another gorgeous quilt, Kate!
    I'd love the FMF charms (understatement!) if I were the lucky winner :)
    I'm reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen at the moment and loving it.

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  67. I love this quilt. Clever you. My favourite (and my granddaughter's) book is Little Blue by Gaye Chapman. The art work in this book is astounding, and the story an absolute delight. I've been reading it to E. for over a year and she's still only 3! She loves it. Cheers, Janine in Perth WA

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  68. That quilt is amazing, I think I might have to purchase the pattern!! My daughter is in love with the Hairy McLairy dog books at the moment - I have to admit he is a lovable character!
    Thanks
    Jahna, Toowoomba Qld

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  69. Hi Kate, I LOVE this quilt! Yet another great pattern that I simply MUST try!!! I am checking my Arcadia at the moment. I am sure I had several charmpacks left.. fingers crossed it was 4... Ok. What did you actually ask... Ah.. charmpack. FMF please if I win. And book title.. One of my favourite writers is Kate Grenville. I started with the Lieutenant but then found her River books. The actual book The Secret River is the fictional tale. However, the book is based on the real history of her grandfather who was deported from London to Australia after some minor supposed theft (the way that happened at that time) and even though she of course wasn't there, she has taken the facts and imagined the story. The second book, Searching for the Secret River, is explaining her search for the facts and the actual facts. The books together are not only great to read but a fascinating piece of history well worth reading. Lately I have gone mad on Kate Mosse. Labyrinth (read that first)Sepulchre and the Winter Ghosts. I am waiting with baited breath for Citadel to come out but it has not been released yet. Any day now!

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  70. Can I enter? We love Dr Suess...any of the books really but at the moment it is "I can read with my eyes shut"!

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  71. Howls moving castle is a favorite of mine or any of Diana Wynne Jones books! They're great for kids. Full of imagination and fun!

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  72. Fun giveaway! I have a picture of the quilt when you first posted it saved in my favorites. When I saw your giveaway post I was just hoping for the pattern... but throwing the charms in too? Sweet!!! My favorite book for my son is The Letters Are Lost. We just got it last week. He's four years old. We are starting a theme next week in which will illustrate one of the letters that are lost with is blocks and an object. We'll do this to reinforce he knows all his letters.

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  73. Beautiful quilting and design! thanks for the giveaway.
    Adult great read - Alan Bradley series - first is "Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie". Mystery and fun! thanks!

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  74. Love this quilt. Haven't quilted with curved designs yet, but this pattern would kick-start me into trying. One of my all-time favorite books is China Court by Rumer Godden - this is an old book - I checked it out of the library several times & then bought my own copy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. Beautiful quilt! And thanks for a great giveaway! On a recent road trip, I listened to Still Alice and really enjoyed it.

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  76. ooh-love your quilt! one of my favorite books is The Glass Castle. thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. ooh-love your quilt! one of my favorite books is The Glass Castle. thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. i was always partial to The Witches by Roald Dahl as a child. it was definitely one of my favorites. thanks for the giveaway! the quilt design is gorgeous.

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  79. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

    Favorite kids book? Ahh there are so many for different ages... I love Roald Dahl. I love Seuss books. And my two recent favorites... chapter books that I read to my 7 year old: The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo and No Talking by Andrew Clements.

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  80. favorite book is a hard one, as there are about five and I switch them up...For kids, I LOVE Harold and The Purple Crayon. For Adults I love The Secret Life of Bees.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. wow! I like the look of the quilt. I always have been drawn to quilts with squares (I don't know why). The lines are a wonderful way to add more interest. I maybe will be weak and purchase the pattern. :)
    'Though: I just made the Sherbet Dreams Quilt of the three patterns I bought from you. I like this new pattern a lot. And I'm tempted to give it a try.
    I have a charm pack here that would be fantastic for a little quilt like that.
    My favourite book? I have some but I often look into "I love Patchwork".

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  82. the quilt is beautiful!!! i love the Giving Tree :)

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  83. I love the back of this quilt. So pretty!

    I'm a sucker for the classics. My favorite adult book is Jane Eyre. My daughter's favorite book is "S Went Surfing" :)

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  84. I can imagine your Grand Designs quilt using scrappy fabrics. I love your mix of hand and machine quilting.

    One book that I enjoyed reading recently was "The Lost Quilter" by Jennifer Chaiverini.

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  85. I love your Grand Designs quilt! It's so beautiful. My favourite children's books are Possum Magic & Goodnight Moon. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  86. That's a family hairy loom, as we like to say, very lovely work.

    As for book recommendations, I go for a certain style of book, not elaborate plots, but extremely thoughtful characters, big on emotional development. One of my favourite of recent days has been A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. This particular one, written in the 50's is not really fiction, but more an ode to all women of all times. It talks about the conflicting demands on a womans time, from her family, her friends, her peers and lastly herself. It's amazing because it's so modern and yet literally taken it's not at all. I've gifted it to many friends and even have a spoken word version on my ipod.

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  87. I love this quilt, it's just beautiful! My favorite children's book is Goodnight Moon, my daughter and I read it all the time. One of my favorite books is The Book Thief. It's one of those books that I still think about even though I read it years ago.

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  88. Your quilt is so different...love it very much and would love to give it a try! My granddaughters and i love to read a compilation of Curious George stories all in one book....sometimes it's hard to stop!!

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  89. I like very much your quilts and quilting style! And a book: Le Petit Prince or Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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  90. I love your quilt Katie - you've outdone yourself again.
    Here are some of my favourite novels because I can't just name one:
    Gone with the Wind, Marjorie Morningstar, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Remains of the Day, Mr and Mrs Bridge, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Talented Mr Ripley. Hey, I just noticed they were all made into movies:)

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  91. A classic for adults is "Rebecca" by D du Maurier. And a cute child's book is "Ping", another classic. Your quilt is lovely! Great giveaway!

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  92. you design is so so lovely Kate. it looks magical with the Junebug fabric!
    love books!! in fact i think ive talked your ear off about books before! just read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and it was great. Potch and Polly , Brave Irene by William Steig for the younger crew. thanks for a chance.

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  93. Kate, I love this new pattern and will definately be making this one. I would love some FMF as I also missed it the first time around. One of my all time favorite books was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and I've loved seeing all these other book selections.

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  94. That is so lovely! :)
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  95. This quilt is so nice! and the pattern is amazing, I would love to try it. I would love to try it.please enter me for the givaway too.

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  96. I love this modern quilt. Great to see the handquilting on it too. My favourite books are the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich.
    Regards Julie
    julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

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  97. I teach middle school social studies and we are in the process of integrating social studies and language arts. I'm taking it as an excuse to reread all my favorite YA historical fiction. My favorite is always a tie between "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" but I've got a stack of new books to check out. My students are keeping a countdown until the Hunger Games movie comes out, because I mentioned that I would have to read the book before I saw the movie. For some reason they have a hard time with the notion that I don't have to watch it in the theater. They *love* the whole series.

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  98. Thanks for the giveaway. My favourite book which I'm currently re-reading for the first time in years is Little Women. I've also added the sequels to my Kndle to read once I've finished.

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  99. I love this quilt pattern! Beautiful! My favorite book as a child was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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  100. Love this pattern! Beautiful choice of fabrics too.

    My favorite book as a child was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I still have it in my bedside table

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  101. Love this quilt! My favorite book as an avid reader was Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. I also loved all of the books in the A Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L'Engle.

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  102. I will definitely buy that pattern Kate - stunning...and my husband's favourite show!
    One of the best books for 10-11 year olds is Colin Theile's 'Magpie Island'. My 8 year old with Aspergers read it and wept...very powerful.

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  103. I'm a horror book fan (which is why Alexander Henry's "Ghastlies" is my favorite fabric ever) so my recommendation recently is "Ashes" by Ilsa Bick... a post-apocalyptic zombie-type novel.

    Thanks for the chance,
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  104. I love the FMF - I don't have any of the original!
    Fave book? has to be 'The Timetraveller's Wife'

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  105. E tenho a coleção completa de MONTEIRO LOBATO.Lia para as minhas filha quando crianças e elas leram depois.Agora estou esperando para ler para meu neto de 18 meses.Por enquanto só gosta de ver figuras,de gibis tipo pato Donald.Mas,procure Monteiro Lobato,será com certeza uma enorme fonte de inspiração.Boa sorte.Eu escolho ANElla.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  106. What an awesome quilt, definitely one to come back to once I've finished a few first.
    My favourite book is the children's book "The Guffalo" by Julia Donaldson

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  107. That quilt is gorgeous! My favorite book is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. I can never get through it without crying.

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  108. My kids loved reading The Hobbit together, which led into the Harry Potter series. I read the first Harry Potter book to my son, we read the 2nd one together and by the time we got to the third one, he was whipping through them all by himself and then waiting ... waiting ... waiting for the release of the next book. The last book was released when he was 17 making it a series that came to life during most of his childhood right through to his growing into a young man. This makes me especially fond of this book series. My son and I also went to all the movies together as they were released, right up to the last one when my son was 21. Happy memories.

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  109. Great quilt Kate. Fav adult book Tully by Paulina Simmons and good Aussie read for the kids February Dragon by Colin Thiele.

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  110. Other than the Harry Potter series (of course) another favorite is the Hunger Games series.

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  111. Fabulous mod quilt, I am a big fan of grand designs too! Favourite childhood book was The Magic Faraway Tree and as an adult I am currently enjoying The Book Thief. Love the FMF fabric.

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  112. What a giveaway! I Never ever had even a scrap of FMF *sigh*. My alltime favourit book is written by Antoine de St. Exupéry, "The Little Prince" (?is this the englisch title?)
    LOVE it!
    Thank you for the chance,
    Anne

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  113. Amazing quilt! As for books, I loved to read as a child (still do!) and I cut my teeth on the Bobsey Twins and then the Nancy Drew books!

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  114. Picking Just one favorite is almost impossible, my list goes on and on! I'll go with my very first favorite book: "Where the Wild Things Are".

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  115. I read a lot and don't really have a favorite book. I just finished Garnethill by Denise Mina and thought it wasy good.

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  116. One of the best is Lauren Child's "Beware of the Storybook Wolves". Also her "Princess and the Pea". Her illustrations often include snatches of fabric which will appeal to any fabric hoarders!

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  117. I'd love to win! Love that pattern and those fabrics :)

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  118. oh the places you'll go from dr seuss :)

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  119. Absolutely gorgeous! Yay for you! I'm a quilting newb so I'll defnintely save this pattern for later...

    My favorite book in Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer. It always motivates me to live each day.

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  120. WOW... this is incredible..... So glad I found YOU!

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