Friday, March 08, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues – Quilters’ Blog Hop Party


What beats the winter blues better than cuddling up under an old worn quilt?  How about making a brand new quilt?  I LOVE piecing quilts in the wintertime...and quilting them...well, we'll save that discussion for another day.  Let's just say, I love to piece, I like to hand quilt, but I haven't quite gotten the hang of machine quilting!?!?!?

Anyway, today, I'd like to tell you about a friend of mine, Kimberly Crenshaw of Divine Inspirations! Kimberly designs beautiful patterns resulting in stunning quilts!  Her pattern instructions are well written and easy to follow.  She includes clear diagrams in full color  and generally designs with precut fabrics in mind (jelly rolls, layer cakes, charms, etc.), making construction quick and easy.  Kimberly even lets you know when it's a good time to stop and take a break! 


Currently, Kimberly is also putting together a table runner series featuring puppies.  She would like to donate a percentage of the proceeds to an animal shelter!  Please visit Kimberly Crenshaw's Divine Inspirations Facebook Page or Etsy Shop for more information about these amazing patterns!  And...Kimberly is releasing a new pattern this summer and it's one you'll definitely want to make for the holidays!

And now, what you've all been waiting for...

Kimberly and I have put together a giveaway for one lucky reader:  these 2 fabulous patterns by Kimberly Crenshaw's Divine Inspirations plus a free shipping coupon to her Etsy Shop!

And...three additional readers will also win free shipping coupons to Kimberly's Etsy Shop!

You've got up to 3 chances to enter:
1.  Leave a comment on this post describing what quilty projects you're currently working on.
2.  Follow my blog (see left margin) and leave a comment on this post letting me know that you did!
3.  Follow Kimberly on Facebook - leave a comment below letting me know that you did.

This giveaway closes on March 14, 2013.

Heather

132 comments:

  1. I'm working on a paper piced wall hanging. Thanks

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  2. I'm a new follower. Thanks

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  3. I'm following Kimberly on Facebook.

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  4. I now follow Kimberly on FB

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  5. Currently working on a quilt for my baby sister high school graduation

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  6. I follow via email

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  7. I'm working on a brand new quilt that someone has actually ordered from me!

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  8. And I'm a new follower :)

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  9. Hi, got you on Facebook now, yea!!!, left a comment on there, one here and I am excited to check out your friends patterns on Etsy, which I love. thank you and have a GREAT weekend. Patty

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  10. I wanted to tell you thanks, added yoru friend and also ordered her quilt pattern. Again, thank you so much.

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  11. I am a new follower!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  12. Right now I am making a king size scrappy trip along quilt, I just finished the top of a granny square quilt for my niece, I now need to baste and quilt it, For my prayer quilt ministry at church we are hand quilting another granny square for a lady at our church, and I need to machine quilt a pinwheel throw for a little girl with cerebral palsy. I also just made a barn block from Bee in My Bonnet. I need to finish some things before starting anything else new! LOL missysaprons@gmail.com

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  13. I am working on a wall hanging using the left over squares from the wedding color quilt I made in Oct. The wedding guest signed these fabric squares and they are going inside the border of a heart shaped patchwork.

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  14. New follower!Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Liked Kimberly on FB!

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  16. I am currently working on finishing a quilt that my Grandma started and passed on to my Mom. It is my 3 generation quilt. I am already a follower of Kimberly and Divine Inspiration!

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  17. I am working on a quilt for my brother... Lots of thing are going wrong. Murphy's law, maybe? So I took a brake and went blog hopping!
    esthersipatchandquilt@yahoo.com
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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  18. I'm working on two block of the month projects and getting ready to start a new "llama banner" for a little llama lover.

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  19. I am working on a Value Quilt using Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 Lilac fabric. It is going to be queen size and its for my mom.

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  20. I'm helping my 8 year old granddaughter sew a skirt for her doll. Cute :)

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  21. I'm working on a wall hanging using Denise Russerts Bird pattern.

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  22. I am working on getting a few old UFOs basted and ready for quilting. Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway.

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  23. My guild's quilt show is quickly approaching so i'm finishing up several quilts right now. The one closest by me is a toddler's quilt that has appliqued ducks & sailboats on it. Thanks sew much for this chance to win!

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  24. I'm now a stalker...er, follower, too! LOL

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  25. I'm currently working on a quilt for my mother and a quilt for a friend's new baby!

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  26. I am currently working on a Scrappy Trip around the world.

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  27. I am a new follower. Love your picture with the xmas tree..

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  28. Sorry don't do facebook, but iam working on a 16000 hexagon project.

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  29. Currently making a baby quilt for my nephew.

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  30. I working on a denim and flannel rag quilt. Thanks for the chance.

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  31. I'm working on blocks for my Sisters Mystery quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. I'm a new follower. Thanks again.

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  33. I liked Kimberly Crenshaw on Facebook. Thank.s

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  34. I am working on a Easy Street quilt

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  35. I am a follower!!

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  36. I follow Kimberly on FB

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  37. I'm working on two pillow covers and a drawstring purse. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  38. I'm a new follower via email :)

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  39. I am halfway done quilting a fish quilt for my nephew and finishing a quilt for my 96-yo grandma :)

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  40. I am a follower.

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  41. I am a fan of Kimberly's on FB.

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  42. I'm doing a border on a round robin traditional quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I'm working on a table runner for a friend and making rag quilts for baby gifts.

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  44. I'm following Kimberly on FB.

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  45. I'm working on a couch quilt and a baby quilt. Thanks for the chance.

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  46. I am a new follower.

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  47. Two quilts of comfort, three quilts for classes I am taking, two quilts for challenges I am in, and 6 or 7 just because. Geez, I don't think I really NEED another pattern!

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  48. I'm working on a baby quilt for a baby due to arrive in May!

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  49. I'm still finishing up my Easy Street.

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  50. Anonymous10:33 AM

    I´m also trying to finish my Easy Street quilt!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  51. I;m working on improv log cabins

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  52. Right now I am working on a black and white quilt for my son for Christmas and I have a snow ball quilt in the frames and a couple of quilt alongs. There is always something to do.Thanks for the chance to win. Very nice patterns.

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  53. making a grand kids quilt

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  54. I'm just finishing off a Stack and Whack quilt!
    Barb@Witsend

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  55. Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I'm working on a lap quilt right now.

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  56. Ugghhh I am still 7 months later working on my BOM Forest Galorest applique quilt, Close to being done!!

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  57. I am a new follower on your blog.

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  58. I went to FB and 'liked' Kimberly and left her a note that you sent me.

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  59. I'm currently working on a machine embroidery wall hanging that will be about 5' square when finished. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on your draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  60. I have a Starburst Quilt a long quilt that I've almost finished FMQ. As soon as that one's done I need to quilt a chevron quilt I made for a cousin's daughter's wedding later this month. This week I'm looking forward to some serious quilting. Thanks.

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  61. I've just finished some UFOs, so I'm treating myself! I'm making the last of my online Bee blocks, making my monthly paper pieced star, and working on my paper pieced Harry Potter bookshelf

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  62. I liked Kimberly on FB

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  63. I am working on some bunny and chicks wall hangings right now.

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  64. I am working on tweets by Erin Russik

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  65. Quilts are on hold at my house as I am sewing winter PJ pants for my toilet training 2 1/2 year old. It is Autumn here and I think a few extra pants for PJs would be wise. When I finish that I am trying to make about 40 dolls to go to an orphanage in Thailand and a couple of Dolls for a Doll drive we are having for the Children's wards of hospitals here in Australia. After that I live in hope I will one day finish my first quilt maybe this winter sitting by the heater watching TV it might happen after little miss has gone to bed :)

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  66. I am working on a Quilty Barn Along. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. I am a new follower!

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  68. I'm working on a coin quilt that needs to be quilted. But it keeps getting put aside for sewing shorts & tops for my boys for summer. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  69. I now follow you via gfc! :)

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  70. I liked Kimberly's page on fb! :)

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  71. Now a new follower of your blog via eamil. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  72. I'm currently working on 2 hexagon projects and 1 recycled fabric table runner project.

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  73. Currently working on my oldest dughter's t-shirt quilt
    susan in PA
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  74. I follow your blog.
    Susan in PA
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  75. I'm a new follower.... currently I am planning a bold, black and blue quilt using the Colorado Beauty block for my nephew and his wife.

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  76. I am a new follower, thanks for the patterns, they look lovely.

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  77. I have many quilts started and would like to get the tops done, then I need to learn free motion quilting. Thanks for giveaway.

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  78. I am working on my UFO list. I finished 4 pot holders today, a lap quilt last week and I am binding a baby quilt. Several more to go, but it feels great to get these finished.

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  79. Ein schöner Blog und eine tolle Verlosung.. dankeschön

    Ich arbeite im Moment an einem Medaillon Quilt in beerenfarben

    Grüße aus Deutschland
    Marion

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  80. I am stationed in Germany now, but we are civilians with the DOD. so I get to live a bit of the military life too, but not all of it. My husband does go down range sometimes, but with now weapons. I think I would feel better if He did have some. I follow on facebook.

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  81. I am a new follower of your blog

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  82. I am working on a King size quilt, but someone else will need to do the quilting. I am sick of looking at it.

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  83. I'm currently working on a rag quilt for an Easter gift. Lots of rabbits in oranges, aqua, and gray - not your typical pastel Easter quilt.

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  84. I am currently working on medium sized bags made with batiks.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  85. im working on a siblings together charity quilt atm

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  86. I have many quilts in the process for my quilt group.. 12 to be quilted and then there are my family projects.. just not enough time in the day...

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  87. I just finished a giant star and I love it!
    Thanks,

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  88. I liked Kimberly on Facebook :-)

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  89. I am currently working on a One Block Wonder quilt. It's coming along nicely so far. I find it very addictive.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  90. Great giveaway! I am working on a
    miniature quilt: Betsey's Closet
    in Stitches. Thanks for the chance
    to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. I am a new follower by e-mail & GFC.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. I liked Kimberly on FB.
    (Rhonda Gaines Desgranges)

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. Oh wonderful looking paterns!! I'm working on making a rugby shirt into a cushion/ pillow with a group of teenagers!

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  94. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Working on a mystery quilt - getting close to putting all the pieces together.. What nice patterns - anyone would be lucky to win ..
    Thanks for the chance.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  95. I am working on a strip quilt right now. thanks for the chance

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  96. i follow kimberly on fb

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  97. I am a new follower to your blog

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  98. I am currently searching out 5" novelty charms squares for a I spy quilt. I want it to be the cool grandma quilt. Those novelty prints aren't as easy to come by as I thought they would be. I'm also pulling out my Floribunda quilt. I can't find my Perfect Circles, so I ordered more.. well when I find my original ones I will have extras, right! LOL.

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  99. Working on baby quilts and improving my free motion quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. I am working on an Easter wall hanging right now. Just finished a baby quilt for a niece.

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  101. I am a new follower.

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  102. I am cross stitching. hugs

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  103. I am new follower from Italy. hugs

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  104. I am working on a 30's BOM with a group of friends:) Too fun!!!

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  105. I am a new follower at louster388@...

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  106. I am following Kimberly on Facebook:)

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  107. I'm working on my local quilt shop's Saturday Sampler Block of the Month quilt. It's been fun,

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  108. Anonymous10:10 PM

    Just trying to repair our wedding quilt (needs new backing)

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  109. I am working on two new quilts - one is a mystery quilt along and the other is called Rock Candy. A very pretty quilt but has lots of cutting in it.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It has been a fun journey.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  110. I am following your blog and following Kimberly on Facebook. She does create some fantastic patterns.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  111. Hi from the south of NZ! I am currently trying to finish a four-year old UFO (this weekend is the aim as far as patching the top goes!) Cheers!

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  112. Hi Heather, my youngest daughter is also Heather! Such a beautiful name. I am working on a New York Beauty at the moment. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  113. I am a new follower.

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  114. I am following Kimberly on Facebook. Her patterns are really great.

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  115. I'm quilting a modern baby quilt.

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  116. Currently I'm working on a lap quilt for my son's apartment and I also want to get back to a 30's log cabin that is well on its way to completion but somehow became a UFO.

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  117. I'm currently working on Easter quilts - table runners and possibly some new placemats.

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  118. I've been working on baby quilts and burpy cloths for my new greatgrand daughter and soon to be born granddaughter!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  119. I follow your blog-karrie smith

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  120. I liked your FB page

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  121. I'm working on a baby blanket.

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  122. I am working on an awesome baseball t-shirt quilt. Stop by and take a peek.

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  123. I an now following you on GFC.

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  124. I am now following Kimberly on facebook.

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  125. working on a quilt for daughter that graduates this spring

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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