Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day!

Giveaway Closed.  Thanks for stopping by!
The winners are #83 and #484


yummy fabric! I recommend Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs detective novels, set in the inter war years and wonderfully written
Thank you for making the giveaway open to internationals xx
ibs102(at)hotmail(dot)com

Have you read anything by Jennifer McMahon? Her books are a little dark, part fairy tale, part ghost story, and hard to put down!




I decided to jump aboard and participate in the Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day.  It is so much fun to see new blogs - not to mention the possibility of winning some great stuff!


In this giveaway, two lucky people will receive a mini layer cake of Echino fabrics (twelve 9 inch squares of various Spring 2011 Echino prints.)   Perfect for small projects, bags and zipper pouches!

To be entered to win just leave a comment.   If you don't know what to say, recommend a good book.  I am in desperate need of some new reading material!  :)  I love sci-fi, historical fiction and good young adult reads and I have exhausted the supply of decent reading material in our tiny small town library.

Some of the things that I have made recently
Yup, I live in small town Iowa (the corn is just starting to come up!) with my husband, four little girls, cat and six chickens.  I love staying home with my four girls (and another on the way) but quilting provides a welcome creative break from the everyday mom stuff.  I am rather obsessively obsessed.  Somehow quilting is much more fun than washing dishes.  :)


Last year I decided that I need to expand my quilting skills and started the We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler.  The Skill Builder Sampler is a series of quilt block tutorials that teach basic to advanced quilting skills.  The Sampler started last year with basic blocks and skills and we will be making "There-is-no-way-I-can-make-that! Blocks" in June to finish off the sampler.   What a journey!  Feel free to join in at anytime and check out the amazing blocks people have made in the Skill Builder Sampler Flickr Group.

For a second chance to win, hop on over and check out the We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler and tell me what your favorite block tutorial is or what quilting skill you would like to learn.  I would like to continue to post skill building quilt blocks tutorials in the future.

PS.  Giveaway is open to anyone anywhere - just make sure I can contact you!  I will pick two winners on Friday.

580 comments:

  1. Cute fabric! If you haven't read The Hunger Games, that trilogy is pretty good. I also like books by Steve Berry. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  2. Oh how badly I want some Echino, I just never can seem to pull the trigger on it. I want too many of the prints but can't afford the price tag! I am currently reading The Night Circus, so far it's really good! If you're looking for a good series then I recommend the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I'm also reading through that one for the second time, it will suck you in!

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  3. Thank you for the give away! I am reading a great book about olive oil called, "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil." It is pretty interesting.

    lowry.sarahm {at} gmail {dot} com

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  4. I'm not sure of your taste in books, but Time Traveler's Wife is a romance/time travel novel. I liked it because it's non-linear, an interesting combo of genre, and the protagonist is very flawed but completely lovable. The movie was a sad representation of the book!

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  5. Ooh, I'd love some Echino! I''m always looking for good books, too. Sadly, I can't think of any that I have really loved recently. :(

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  6. Ooh, thanks for the giveaway! I just started A Game of Thrones. If you haven't read it yet, I'd recommend Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. And the Hunger Games. If you prefer non-fiction - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- excellent book!

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  7. Wonderful fabric! I just put in a request for this book - Web of Angels
    by Lilian Nattel - from my library. It looks good.

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  8. Great giveaway! I just finished reading The River of Doubt by Candice Millard - the story of Teddy Roosevelt's journey down the River of Doubt in the Amazon. I'm not usually a nonfiction reader, but it's a great book!

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  9. Kind of dark but extremely powerful book Glass Castle.

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  10. Livros...quem pode viver sem eles?Eu ganhei QUARTO Emma Donoghue.É lindo.Muito obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  11. The Circle of Geese is definitely my favorite! I'm going to check out the flickr group now...

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  12. oh I would love this! Sorry to say I've been doing alot more sewing than reading!

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  13. I really liked Stephen King's 11/23/64.

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  14. lovely fabric, thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. I like the applecore block :)

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  16. The Book Thief was amazing...and made me cry.

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  17. Wow, they're wrapped so prettily! Definitely read Choke or Lolita :)

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  18. I loved making the Minnesota block!

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  19. I second the Hunger Games. Also, just finished reading The Worst Hard Time, about the dust bowl. Obviously not light fun reading, but fascinating stuff!

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  20. I just finished reading The Thirteenth Tale; a good read with an old-fashioned gothic feel. Thanks for the chance to win some super-cool Echino fabrics!

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  21. Those are wonderful! I haven't read anything super wonderful lately, unfortunately. :( Not for a lack of trying! I will second (or third or fourth) the Hunger Games recommendation, though.

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  22. I made an adorable Christmas quilt with blocks from the beginning of your Skill Builder tutorials, which I thoroughly enjoyed! I'd been avoiding the Log Cabin until then, and I loved it! I got lost in the improv and applique blocks, but I want to pick up with the curved piecing!

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  23. Awesome fabric! A classic is Anna Karenina - gotta make a commitment to it though!

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  24. I am reading Helsinki White - dark scandinavian police/gangster mystery.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. Anything by Jane Austen is great for a light quick read!

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I dont know what kind of books you like but I loved the Bridal Quartet series by Nora Roberts. It was a nice escape from reality:)

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  27. i recently finished A Discovery of Witches, and i can't wait for the next book to come out. it's definitely sci-fi, but not of the 'sparkly vampires' nature :P

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  28. Oooo Echino stash - what a way to win a girls heart! I don't have any of this amazing fabric, but not for lack of trying! For reading material, I suggest anything by Jane Green if you want some easy reading!

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  29. Not knowing what kind of books you like, I recommend the series starting with The #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. They're a fast read, warm, funny & a little bit of everything. HBO actually did a series on them last year that was very good

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  30. Love the fabric. I read a book by Stephen King recently, 11-22-63, and it was really good. Makes you think about the what ifs of time travel. I've also been listening to the Game of Thrones books, and I have been really enjoying them, too.

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  31. And I think the orange circles block is one that I'd definitely like to try my hand at. I was disappointed that I didn't get the chance to participate in the skill builder while you guys were doing it. :)

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  32. Reading the Fifth Witness, and finding it very good.

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  33. I like everything by Orson Scott Card, if you like science fiction.

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  34. Just read "Burn Down the Ground" by Kambri Crews - two thumbs up

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    1. I recommend the Walt Longmire mysteries by Craig Johnson. They are really terrific and A&E is starting a series based on the character-woo hoo! Start with his first one "The Cold Dish". You won't be sorry.

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  35. Cute fabric - thanks for the opportunity!

    I am about to read The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie...

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. Oh yes just finished the cats table and liked it

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  37. The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington is a wonderful surrealist story about an old woman. Thanks!

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  38. Great Giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  39. I just started Little Bee - Don't know if you've read that one?

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  40. The Kashmir Shawl was loved by everyone in our book group.

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  41. I Just finished reading The Hunger Gams and really enjoyed it!

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  42. I just discovered your blog and enjoying it. Thanks for a chance to win some great fabric.

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  43. I'd love to play with that fabric! All sorts of projects are floating in my mind :)

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  44. Fun giveaway! I'm not much of a reader, but I hear the Fifty Shades of Gray series is pretty much like lady porn.... Is that good or bad?

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  45. Any of the books by Joshilyn Jackson

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  46. "Circle of Geese" wins hands down as my first choice of tutorials. Paper piecing is not my forte but I really want to make that block.

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  47. Love love Echino!

    I've recently discovered Elizabeth Chadwick's books. Great medieval fiction!

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  48. Those are great! They'd make really fun bags. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  49. Love Echino fabrics, great to make some little bags. thanks

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  50. I like the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordon. Great books keep you busy for awhile.

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  51. What a nice giveaway! Love Echino!

    Re-reading "Pride & Prejudice" now. Classic!

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  52. What a great giveaway! I'm so glad I found this blog. I've only completed 15 squares of my skill builder sampler since I started at 8 months pregnant, but I hope to get back on that horse soon! Read Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd", it's what all contemporary love triangles were based on. :)

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  53. Great giveaway! So many good books out there, I second: The Book Thief, The Hunger Games Trilogy, any Stephen King book (my favorite is The Stand). Hopefully you'll find something great out there!

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  54. I've had your sampler tutorials bookmarked since you started it and have yet to get started myself! I want to get better at ALL of them! Hopefully I'll be able to start soon, I think I"m catching up on my projects!

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  55. The book question is what I've asked on my giveaway and wow I received a lot of good ones. One of my favorite books lately is City of Thieves by David Benioff. It's so well written touching and at times funny despite the serious subject. What a great giveaway thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. My sis-in-law recommended The Apothecary's Daughter but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.

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  57. I haven't read a good book in a while lately, I tend to listen to them in the car..but some of those have been turned off midway. I'm due for a good one to hear/read again!

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  58. Cute fabrics. I haven't read any books lately.

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  59. I'm not much of a reader except of craft books, so can't recommend you a book to read but there are lots of craft books coming out that looks pretty good.

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  60. Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

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  61. Oh my gosh, I have bookmarked that page. I can't wait to try some of those blocks out. I would love to start with the starry night block!!

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  62. I'm currently reading "The Cross and the Switchblade"

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  63. I would like to learn pinwheels :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  64. I really enjoyed the wilderness series by Sara Donati. . sweeping historical fiction, yay!

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  65. I've had your skills builder bookmarked for ages, it all looks good to me! I'll get around to giving it a go soon hopefully. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Yay! Awesome fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Unfortunately I don't have any good book recommendations for you, seeing as "Principles and Practice of Surgery" is the only thing I have time to read nowdays! (Darn med school! :-)

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  67. I have to say, I loved Block 8, Breaking out! So simple, and it looks so good! :)

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  68. Daniel Tammett - Born on a Blue Day. Very interesting read by a young man who is on the autistic spectrum but with the incredible ability to articulate how he experiences the world. Fascinating individual, in case you're looking for a non-fic pick.

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  69. I love Echino. And the Hunger Games!

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  70. I need to improve my curved piecing skills! The Snowball block is perfect for this! I have bookmarked you page for future reference! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. I love to read anything by Harlen Coben!

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  72. I'm busy doing Harry Potter again atm, so nothing new from me.

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  73. Great give-away!
    I love the vespa on the fabric!

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  74. Hello - I love Echino fabric and it is so lovely to work with.

    Difficult to recommend a book when I don't know your taste but one of my favourite contemporary books is 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum' by Kate Atkinson.

    Thank you.

    thetialys@gmail.com

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  75. Hello again (my second entry!!)
    I love the cactus flower block.
    I'm going to subscribe to your blog because a) I think those block tutorials are so good and b) because I can subscribe by email and that is so much easier than remembering to check Google Reader or whatever.
    Thanks again.
    thetialys@gmail.com

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  76. Great fabric! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. ...and a book? Bloom.

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  77. My favorite skill that I have learned so far is the tumbler block. I didn't know it was that much fun and that easy. The equilateral triangle block almost ties for first, but there's a little more work involved in that one. Thanks for teaching us all this cool stuff block by block. I'm so glad that I signed up for the sampler.

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  78. The books I read at least once a year are the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon. They are just fantastic!

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  79. yummy fabric! I recommend Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs detective novels, set in the inter war years and wonderfully written
    Thank you for making the giveaway open to internationals xx
    ibs102(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. I sooo want to learn how to free motion quilt. I tried it on a mug rug last month and it's pretty sad looking, but I know practice makes perfect and will keep on trying!

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  81. the wonky log cabins I have to try! thanks for the great site recommendation, faved it immediately!
    Thank you for making the giveaway open to internationals xx
    ibs102(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. Someone else already mentioned the Maisie Dobbs series, which are terrific. But another great read is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  83. Breaking Out is my favorite block tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win. Right now I'm reading Lover Reborn by JR Ward.

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  85. Oh my - I love those fabrics, thanks for the giveaway.

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  86. Cute Echino fabrics, thanks for the chance to win.

    A book that I'm still reading is - The Diary of Matty Spenser by Sandra Dallas, quite an enjoyable read so far. Val McDermid writes good books if you are into crime/thriller fiction.

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  87. I love Echino!

    And I think anything written by PD James is an excellent read. It's a mystery, who-dunnit type of reading :)

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  88. The Vampire Diaries series. Better than the TV programme

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  89. OOo wonderful fabrics. I'm reading a book by Linda Fairstein at the moment. I love her crime fiction.

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  90. a book - molecular biology of the cell - almost guarenteed to send you to sleep before you've managed the first page!

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  91. I would like to learn English paper piecing and applique. I've only made a few of the blocks from the skill builders sampler so far--would like to try them all. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. I haven't done any reading lately, other than with my kids, but we just finished one of my favorites--Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham.

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  93. Love your Zakka sewing kits ... perfect fit for those fabrics ... well my fav book is probably Zakka Style but I think you've already got your head around that one ...

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  94. I'm reading Little Bee right now. Very good. I always try to re-read a classic in the summer. I think it might be Wuthering Heights. Thanks!

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  95. It's not a new book, but I loved "It's Not About the Bike" by Lance Armstrong.

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  96. Checked out the sampler and I love the Minnesota block and the Circle of Geese. I need to try those!

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  97. I loved The Virgin Blue and The Patron Saint of Liars (I can't remember the authors though)..

    Thanks for the chance !!

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  98. Thats a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. If in doubt, spend a lovely couple of hours with a Roald Dahl book! I know they're kids stories, but they're so much fun...

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  99. I would be happy to win this giveaway! My reading suggestion : The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot.

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  100. I need to practice sewing curves so my first try will be the Curved 9 Patch!

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  101. Sarah's Key was a good book, but very sad. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. I recommend Scandinavian crime novels, especially those by Håkan Nesser, they're quite literary too?

    murielvanderploeg at planet dot nl

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  103. I can recommend the Hunger Games trilogy or The Help.

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  104. i love echino! as far as reading goes, i'm not a big reader, but one of my favorite books is "the historian" by elizabeth kostova.

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  105. I love Monica Ferris craft novels!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  106. I love Echino, their designs are fabulous. I hope you get a chance to read the Hunger games.

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  107. Have you read 'Little Bee'? I listened to it last week, and it is haunting me.

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  108. Nice fabrics!. The last book I read was the Help, if you haven't read it yet it is a good one!. Thanks for the chance.

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  109. I love echino fabrics, thanks for a chance.
    I just started reading Wild From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail. By Cheryl Stayed. So far so good!

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  110. Love the fabrics!

    I see where someone else recommended Glass Castle. I want to read 11/22/63 on recommendation from a few bloggers. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is a favorite of mine.

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  111. i'd recommend hunger games, it was a quick read but great books!

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  112. I am reading Elizabeth Taylor's books right now. I also love "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie" book

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  113. Ok, it's a classic, but I think 1984 is a must.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  114. I haven't been able to actually read anything in ages! I love books.

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  115. Hmn, I finished The Help a month of so ago and am still rolling it around in my head, which is my definition of a good book (keeps me thinking). I also just re-read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which is terrible campy fun.

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  116. Love the fabric, so cute. Thanks!

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  117. Thanks for the giveaway! I just read the fifty shades of grey books, and Loved them!

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  118. How have I missed your We Can Do It Skillbuilder. What a great opportunity. I have been itching to English Paper Piece. Thanks!

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  119. No reading going on here, just sewing!

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  120. I really like anything by Shannon Hale or something a little different would be TrusSight- it's a trilogy.

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  121. I think my favorites so far have been the "making" you own fabric and the wonky log cabin. I didn't expect to love wonky and improv so much, but they were so fun!!

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  122. Love the fabric. The Beans of Egypt Maine by Caroline Chute is a good read. Some one mentioned The Incredible Life of Henrietta Lacks - another good book that happens to be a true story.

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  123. Thanks for the chance- enchino dreamy!!

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  124. I love the paper piecing blocks- that's where I stopped and I am so excited to get back going on these :)

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  125. Hey Leila, I've got lots of books you should pop on over an borrow one. Maybe Thursday since you'll already be here. Off the top of my head I like the Pretty series. It's a trilogy that somehow got four books in it (I love how people don't know what trilogy means anymore).

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  126. So the odds of me winning aren't as fabulous as during the sampler but I suppose I should share the love, right? My favorite block so far was the Circle of Geese. I totally saw that and thought there's no way I can do that so I'm nervous for June!

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  127. Anything by Terry Pratchette - ANY and ALL!! i even have a few of his books that he signed - swooon!!!

    Thanks for the chance - Cleo
    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  128. i used the Wonky Star tutorial for a quilt and have fallen in love with this block! Thanks so much!!

    Thanks for the chance - Cleo
    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  129. great fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win. Hunger games are a good read

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  130. Love the circle of geese and I so want to learn hand applique, just can't seem to get it.

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  131. The Hunger Games is my pick. I couldn't put them down until I read all three.

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  132. Like the Flying Geese, points do make me anxious.

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  133. How fun. I recently started following your blog. Love it.

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  134. Ender's Game. My all time favorite book.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  135. Such a great giveaway! I haven't gotten to read in quite a while, but I really enjoyed Mindy Kaling's new book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Very light reading, but funny!

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  136. My favorite block is Starry Night. I love the look of the block and the colors that were used on that particular one!

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  137. Heaven is Here sounds fabulous!

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  138. I just finished 'The Blind Assasian". It was slow going for awhile, but worth it in the end!

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  139. I love the Tumbler block--so fun!

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  140. I really like the book divergent and the second in the series insurgent. Along the lines of Hunger games books.
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    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  141. Well, hello and thank you for the lovely giveaway. Sadly, I can't recommend a book, because I hardly read. =) I would like to say hi and thanks though.

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  142. As to the skill builder sampler...how embarrassing that I dropped out of it, I do love the pinwheel block! =)

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  143. Thanks for the giveaway.
    My son has just finished reading the Hunger Games, now onto the second in the series.

    Hugs

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  144. I love that fabric so much!

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  145. omg I love the whole skill builder series. I'd like to start at the beginning and work to the end. Skillwise -- I really need to learn more about how to assemble and FINISH a quilt :)

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  146. congratulations on baby on the way! I just started The Scorpio Races, a young adult book (trying to keep ahead of my pre-teen readers!)

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  147. LOVE, love, LOVE Echino. Just finished "After Life" by Rhian Ellis. Good read.

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  148. A fellow Iowan! Yay!
    I love those Echino prints...they are so fun. I have currently been sucked into the Game of Thrones series of books by George Martin. They are LONG...but so good. Now if I just had more time to read and sew...
    Chanda
    bing_6@hotmail.com

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  149. I've been reading the Game of Thrones series and it's gripping. If you like historical fiction, I loved Wolf Hall and the sequel was just issued.

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  150. Thanks for such a great giveaway. I really liked the "Night Circus"
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  151. I would recommend the Hunger Games Series, if you haven't already read them. Yes, they're intended for teens, but they're very good, very quick reads

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  152. I would love to learn more about applique and curved piecing. That being said, I'm loving the geese in a ring block.

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  153. I just finished two really great books back to back! Eek! Fall of Giants by Ken Follett and The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Two very different genres, both were equally capitivating! Good Luck!

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  154. I'm not much of a sci-fi fan, so can't help you there. Now, if you are talking mystery/suspense, the list is endless!! Love the fabric in your giveaway,Leila. Thanks for offering it up!

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  155. Churn dash is one of my all time favourite blocks, but I really should learn to do applique!

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  156. I think I would enjoy making a quilt using the starry night block because of the possible secondary design that I can see. So starry night is my choice.

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  157. Oooh, I love Echino fabrics! I haven't read anything good lately, but if you like historical fiction, The Other Boleyn Girl is really good.

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  158. I love your creativity and always look forward to your next tutorial. Through you and others I am learning to be less tied to an exact pattern and more creative myself.

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  159. I loved the fabrics!!
    Sorry, but unfortunately I'm not a frequent reader.

    halineber@hotmail.com

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  160. I have a few books loaded in my Kindle but just can't find the time to read

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  161. I am a long-time fan of Anya Seton and Phillippa Gregory, who mostly write historical fiction. Any of their works are great, my favorites are 'The Constant Princess' and 'The Other Boleyn Girl.'

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  162. If you haven't read Game of Thrones, I definitely recommend it (at least the first three books. I still can't decide how I feel about the rest!). For regular literary-sort-of-fiction, White Oleander was a fantastic book - the only one I've owned multiple copies of because I wore the first paperback out! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  163. "The Help" was by far the best book I had read in a long time. I wasn't really into the movie, but I'm pretty sure that's because I read the book first. ;)

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  164. Oh, I'm afraid I can't recommend any books in those genres, but I hope someone else has great recs for you! I'm on page 800 or so of my Dostoevsky novel right now;)

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  165. Oooh pretty! :) The best books I have read recently, Fire and Ice series, The Help and Wheel of Time series. :) x

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  166. I just finished The Lace Reader which was great!

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  167. And hey, that We Can Do It sampler is really cool! I'd really like to learn curved piecing myself -- I imagine it's easy, just takes a lot of practice and patience...So hopefully one day I can work my way up to it;) Thanks again for your giveaway!

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  168. have you read LittleBig? i loved the Glass Castle. great giveaway, thanks!

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  169. i really love the wonky log cabin block and hope to make some this summer. thanks!

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  170. i love the mortal instruments series. thanks!

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  171. Thanks so much for sharing this great fabric with us!

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  172. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

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  173. Cute fabrics, thanks for the chance!

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  174. Lovely lovely fabric!! My favorite books recently have been The Lies of Locke Lamora and Old Man's War.

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  175. Great giveaway!! Unfortunately, I don't have any books to recommend at this time. I'm just starting Hunger Games . . . so that says a lot. :)

    owensolivia@hotmail.com

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  176. My favorite block in the sampler is Flowering Snowball. I have *yet* to attempt any curves!

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  177. Ooh... Love the echino... Books, hmmm... Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is good if you like dystopian novels. :)

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  178. As for the blocks/tutorials, I love both the apple core and the hexi flower... Both things that I'm planning on trying in the nearish future. :)

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  179. lovely giveaway!

    my favourite book is hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world by haruki murakami. that man does lovely things with language and philosophy and the perception of reality. very interesting fiction.

    my email is supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  180. Thanks for the chance! I don't have a book off hand, but I hope you have had some good recommendations from others!

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  181. I don't have time to read much other than children's books. I am enjoying the sewing book sewing modkid style.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  182. I really like block six- bow ties!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  183. Great giveaway and question. Have you read _Among Others_? It's a fantasy novel about reading science fiction.

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  184. If you want to read something reflective and at times hilarious "The Intorragative Mood" is good, it's entirely questions!

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  185. Wow. The We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler just went into my favorites. I don't know that it's missing anything. My favorite block is the humble pinwheel.

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  186. i haven't been reading for a while... but i love The Pillars of the Earth.

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  187. Hilary Mantel's second volume about Cromwell, Bring Up the Bodies, is even better than her first, Wolf Hall.

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  188. Have you read anything by Alexander McCall Smith? I just started - and he has a BUNCH of books and a bunch of series of books...

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  189. I just finished The Hunger Games trilogy and really loved it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  190. I am most looking forward to making the Circle of Geese!

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  191. Thank you for that great giveaway. I always had an eye on Echino fabric and to win some would be great. I could recommend two books: Mr Rosenblum's List by Natasha Solomons which is a great, funny and also very touching book and if you love thrillers I could recommend Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen.

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  192. my fav book is thousand splendid suns!

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  193. Thanks for doing the giveaway. I'm traveling right now and that scooter looks like fun!

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  194. I really like the Improv House and Tree tutorial, I have been wanting to try this, and now I will. Thanks!

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