"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GIVEAWAY to celebrate my beautiful new quilt!

Designing, stitching, piecing, photographing, and writing a pattern that makes sense to the reader can be akin to watching the kettle boil. It takes so long!

But oh the bliss of completion. 
May I introduce you to my new quilt design...


It has sweet and simple applique with just a touch of hand embroidery in the centre medallion...


 Cute little birdies...


 Churn Dash and Friendship Star blocks...


...and made completely from my stash of Bonnie and Camille fabrics!


There is usually a purpose to my designs these days, so let me share with you the story behind "Under the Apple Tree"...

My first love is stitchery, my second love is applique, and trailing a bit long way behind in third place is quilting.
But over the last couple of months a freshened interest in making quilt blocks has bloomed, alongside last year's idea to use up my fabric stash in 2014, and a desire for designing lovely projects that can be made up faster than my previous quilt designs (which all featured a lot of embroidery)....


It's the perfect quilt for learning basic blanket stitch applique, though you could also make the centre medallion with needleturn if that's your favourite applique method.
There are only two quilt blocks used, so if you're new to this form of crafting you'll be able to hone your skills as you'll be making four of one, and sixteen of the other - and believe me, they are simple blocks to make and sew up fairly quick.

The borders are also simple, and the applique is perfect for using scrap fabrics!


The finished quilt measures 42 inches square, which is perfect for a child, a lap quilt, or to hang - but there's nothing to stop you adding more borders for a larger quilt.

The introductory price for this instant pdf pattern download is $8.95 US until August 1st when it will permanently increase to $10.95.

"Under The Apple Tree" is ready and waiting for you HERE in the shop today! 

Raid your fabric stash, or go shopping for that new fabric bundle you've had your eye on...either way, you'll love this quilt as you make it your very own.


FYI:  That gorgeous machine quilting was done by Marcia Harper of Marci's Quilting Service here in Townsville. It made my sweet quilt 'pop'!


GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the release of "Under The Apple Tree" I wanted to do something really special, so I decided to make a gift that compliments the quilt...

"A Little Birdie Told Me" is a new design I've come up with just for this giveaway, and it could be yours!
Wouldn't you love my pretty door hanger decorating your favourite door?
It's ready and waiting to be posted to one lucky winner!

To enter:

You MUST do two of the things listed below.

As this prize is something I have personally designed and made for the winner, it won't be as easy as just leaving a comment.

At the bottom of this blog post are a list of buttons for sharing the post on social media.
By clicking on them you can share this blog post to Facebook, Pinterest, your own blog, Google+, Twitter and email.
Click on TWO of those buttons (your choice which ones) to share about this giveaway.

Then leave one comment below telling me which buttons (FB, P, T, g+, or M) you chose to use so you could share about the giveaway, and also out of interest, what door you'd hang this gift on if you are the lucky winner.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

The lucky winner was Jusmom1!
I'll be posting her new door hanger across the pond to the US next week. \o/

hugs



116 comments:

  1. It hope they works...I chose Facebook and Google+
    I would hang this lovely gift on the door of my quilt shop for all to see. Thanks for this chance.

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  2. Lovely quilt and cute door hanger! I shared on FB and Pinterest. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  3. I F'd and P'd, Jenny! Love those sweet birdies! thank younfor the giveaway!

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  4. I share on Facebook. Absolutely adorable, plus I love this fabric.

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  5. I chose Pintrist and Facebook. I love the quilting.

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  6. Hi jenny
    I choose Facebook and pintrist
    Love your designs

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  7. I chose Facebook and Google. Thanks so much for the chance to win! It would have a place of honor on my sewing room door!

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  8. I shared this on FB and Pinterest. I would hang that darling door hanger on my sewing room door for all to see.

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  9. First I must say I love your stitching - such beautiful embroidery work. Your new quilt is gorgeous.
    I have used 3 ways to spread the word about your giveaway - Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  10. I advertised your giveaway on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
    oooops sorry - I forgot to say that I would hang the beautiful door hanger on my sewing room door - love my sewing room
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  11. Hi I love your art! I posted on FB and sent a link to my daughter! I would hand this on my sew room door!

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  12. How beautiful! I have shared on Pintrest and Twitter.

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  13. Hi Jenny,
    I love your work.
    May I ask, why an apple tree? I thought you loved pears.


    meggie

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  14. Love the apple tree.
    I shared with FB, Pinterest and google +.
    Always love the colors you choose.

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  15. Facebook and Pinterest.

    Love your work. Beautiful. I don't think I could do the Under the Apple Tree quilt though.

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  16. Meggie, I have quite a fondness for red apple trees too... x

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  17. I shared with facebook and pinterest
    And the new quilt is just gorgeous - well done!

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  18. So pretty, Jenny! Shared on Facebook and Pinterest. I would put the door hanger on a guest room door or the door to my garden.

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  19. Hi jenny your new design is gorgeous,i have shared on Pinterest and Fb,thankyou fora chance to win your lovely door stopper,enjoy your day my friend.xx

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  20. I love all of your patterns. Thank you for all the work you put into these patterns so people like me can enjoy them.

    I posted on Pintrest and FB.

    Thank you again,
    Angela Gibson

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  21. I chose Pinterest and Facebook. I would like to hang it my kitchen where everyone would see it. Your new quilt is wonderful as usual!! Sheila B.

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  22. Jenny lovely quilt. I have posted on FB and Blogger. thanks for a chance to win this great door hanger. It would look lovely on my office door.

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  24. I shared it on Twitter and Pinterest. I think I would hang it on my bedroom door or the front door.

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  25. Love the little quilt.

    I could not share this because no buttons show at the end of the blog entry.

    When I figure it out I will post it on FB and Pinterest.

    Patricia C

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  26. Hi Jenny! I shared on Facebook and Pinterest.

    This adorable door hager will be perfect hanging from my sewing studio door.

    I absolutely adore this new quilt! Can't wait to purchase the pattern on Saturday :)

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  27. I posted on FB and Pinterest. I would love to hang this on my guest room door. It's lovely Jenny!

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  28. I chose to post to facebook and google...I would hang this beauty on my hallway cupboard door for all to see...thank you

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  29. So cute! I love the little birds. This is one of those patterns that I'm going to have to get.
    I used FB, Twitter and Pinterest to spread the word.
    I would hang it on the door to my sewing room so I could see it every time I went in, which is several times a day.

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  30. I love your applique. I shared on twitter and facebook. I would hang it on my guest room door. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  31. I used facebook and pinterest and will hang it on my coat closet door which is in my entry hall. I love your stuff Jenny and hope I win.

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  32. I shared on Facebook and Pinterest. I don't have many door handles (we have sliding and bi-fold doors), so I would hand it on a cupboard door that you see when you come in our front door. Thank you for this opportunity, the hanger is beautiful.

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  33. Thank you Jenny for this adorable door hanger & I will place this on my bedroom door as there is always such love in the bedroom.

    Shared by FB & email

    Chris, Wisconsin/USA

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  34. https://twitter.com/juditupp/status/491792136048619523

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/137008013639406173/

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  35. I love this quilt! I shared it on pintrest and facebook. I would love to win this hanger and it would take pride of place on my bedroom door!

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  36. Hi Jenny, thanks for the giveaway. I chose Pinterest and FB.

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  37. Hi Jenny, I chose Facebook, where I saw your article and Pinterest because I know a lot of quilters are on there. I am a governess and I would put this on our school room door to remind all of us to share and learn.
    Thank you for offering this wonderful gift to someone.

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  38. I chose to post it on Twitter and on Pinterest. It's a beautiful quilt and the the door hanger is adorable. I would hang it on my sewing room door.

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  39. Hi Jenny, I chose Fb & Twitter mainly because today it is easier. My blog is a mess & Pintrest doesn't like my browser :/

    Should I be fortunate to win, I would choose to hang this lovely work of art in my living/dining room or kitchen or laundry but somewhere my friends could see it, and where it would not be affected by the sun (which is quite fierce in summer).

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Regards,

    Marian

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  40. Hi Jenny, I posted to email a friend and Pinterest. Your birds are so adorable!! The quilt is gorgeous and the way you used the print to cut the bird wings is genius. Love it.

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  41. Thank you Jenny. I have posted on facebook and pinterest. Love the quilt design. If I win the door hanger then it would prbably go on the handles of our dining room window which is where we watch our birds feed. xx

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  42. Thank you very much Jenny,I have posted on facebook and pinterest.
    If I should win this beautiful door hanger I would put it in my Lounge room. xxx

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  45. Thanks for offering a great giveaway Jenny. I've shared on Facebook, Pinterest & My blog
    www.dragonfly-sewing@blogspot.com

    I would hang the door hanger on my office door as it's right near my kitchen living area for all to see :)

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  46. I have shared on FB and g+. I would hang it on my sewing room door! Fingers crossed I will be able to!

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  47. Shared on FB and Google +.
    I would hang it on the door to my work room to inspire me :)
    Good luck all xxx

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  48. Jenny, another beautiful creation from your busy fingers! Love the birds with their fussycut wings ... exquisite! I would hang the door hanger on the door into my loungeroom where I tend to put many things that are special to me... and it's one of the first things that people would see coming into our home. Have used FB and Pinterest to share.

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  49. Beautiful creation Jenny, design, work and fabric choice and colours, just gorgeous, I won't enter the competition but will put on Pinterest, very cute door hanger, you are very generous and have been very busy. Judithann :-)

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  50. I shared on FB Jenny. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to have your gorgeous design.

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  51. Just gorgeous Jenny. I have shared on FB & Blogger xxx

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  52. I shared via Facebook and Google+. Gorgeous new hanger. I would put it on the door in my entryway. Soon as you come in their is a door to my right and that's the door. Everyone would get to see this gorgeous piece of work.

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  53. Hi Jenny, shared on Facebook & Pinterest. Gorgeous new quilt, your piecing is as exquisite as your stitching! I love the little birdies. If I won the hanger I would put it on the door of my sewing room as that is the room where I get to sit back, relax & appreciate all the pretty things around me. xx

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  54. shared it @ FB and Pntrest. Love this little bird, so cute
    Greetings from Pennsylvania, USA

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  55. Pinned it and Liked it, so now I hope to be lucky!
    Hugs
    lida

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  56. I shared your post on Facebook & Pinterest. I would hang your gorgeous door hanger on my sewing room door so I'd see it many times a day!

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  57. Such a cute quilt! Love those birds! I'm putting the pattern on my wishlist for sure! I have pinned this post to Pinterest and on Facebook and would love to win the doorhanger to hang on my pantry door in my kitchen!

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  58. complimenti per tutto.messo su pinterest e blog.kiss monica from italy

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  59. I love your applique. I shared on twitter and facebook. I would hang it on my guest room door. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  60. I posted on Facebook, Pinterest and on my blog. I love the quilt and the fabulous giveaway, I would hang it on the door to my sewing room.

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  61. I'm in love with everything you do. you designs are so refreshing and enjoyable to do. I posted to FB and Pinterest under contests. I will put the hanger on my front door in the window so everyone can see it. Thanks for your talent, inspiration, and Faith. You are so very inspiring. Thank you again.
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  62. Qué hermosura Jenny! Como todos tus trabajos. Saludos desde Venezuela!

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  63. What a lovely quilt and door hanger! I shared on Pinterest and Facebook.

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  64. I love all of your designs Jenny! I would hang this on my sewing room door. I chose buttons Twitter and email to my friends, all of whom are sewists. Thanks for a chance to own it.

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  65. I shared to Pinterest and Facebook. I will hang it on my front door as a cheerful welcome to those who enter.

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  66. Lovely quilt! Churn dash and friendship stars are two of my favorite blocks.

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  67. Jenny - I shared on FB and on my blog. I LOVE, LOVE your designs - hope I'm the lucky one. BTW, it will go on the door to my daughter's room. She will love it.
    xxx

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  68. I posted to pinterest and google. I love your website and patterns. You always make me smile and laugh!

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  69. Evelene SterlingJuly 24, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Hi Jenny,
    I choose facebook and pinterest to share this lovely quilt. I'd hang that little birdie on my bedroom door. Thanks for a chance to win.
    esterling9@aol.com

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  70. I chose FB and Google, but I don't know if it worked. I would hang this on my studio door. It is darling!

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  71. I shared your wonderful quilt on Facebook and on Pinterest. Love the door hanger and I would put in on the sewing room door. Thank you for this great giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  72. This is a beautiful quilt with a homey, almost country, feel. The door hanger is the perfect complement. I shared this through Pinterest and Google and I would hang this little charmer on a doorknob in my music studio for all my students to enjoy.

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  73. I chose FB and Pinterest. I love your work! If I was lucky to win this precious door hanger, I would hang it on one of the doors in my sewing room. That way every time I looked at it, it would inspire me to do my best and enjoy my surroundings.

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  74. I chose Pinterest and emailed it to my daughter who also loves quilts. Thank you for your inspirational writings. God bless from Sarah

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  75. Postd it to Facebook and Pinterest -would love to win it

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  76. HI !!!! I CHOOSE FACEBOOK AND PINTEREST. I LOVE YOUR WORK. TO CURITIBA, BRAZIL !!! GOD BLESS YOU !!! XOXO

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  77. Your new pattern and door hanger are so cute. I posted on Facebook and Twitter. I would put the door hanger on my sewing room door. Judi
    judib@gvtc.com

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  78. Absolutely LOVE the quilt. I completely understand your feelings toward quilting - it's so easy to get our projects done to that stage.
    I've pinned on Pinterest and have included your announcement and giveaway on my blog. Congratulations on two gorgeous designs and projects. You never cease to amaze :)

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  79. Gorgeous pattern! We pinned it and send it to a friend in Canada! Yipee! If we won we'd hang it on the new sewing room door.

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  80. Beautiful quilt!
    Shared on T and FB
    I would hang this beauty on my sewing room door!
    gailxs@hotmail.com

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  81. Beautiful quilt!
    Shared on T and FB
    I would hang this beauty on my sewing room door!
    gailxs@hotmail.com

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  82. Beautiful quilt!
    Shared on T and FB
    I would hang this beauty on my sewing room door!
    gailxs@hotmail.com

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  83. Hi Jenny -- What a beautiful quilt !! You've been very busy !! I shared your quilt on Facebook and Pinterest. Should I be the lucky winner of the door hanger, I would hang it on my bedroom door. Thanks for the giveaway !! Love, Tay

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  84. I shared on Google+ as Lori M. and also Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/423619908673291104/

    Your Quilt is absolutely positively Gorgeous!!! Loooove the Door Hanger too! It will have Special place on the door of my Sewing Room for sure!! :)

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  86. Another wonderful quilt. I think they just keep getting better.
    I shared on Facebook & Pintrest and I would hang in my craft room.
    Thanks Jenny!

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  87. I have reposted your lovely design on FB and Pinterest , thanks for the chance .

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  88. Your quilt and door hanger are adorable.I shared on FB and Google+ as Stamatia K. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  90. Dear Jenny,
    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. You do such lovely piecework...I've admired your blog for such a long time! I posted on both facebook and my blog.
    Have a blessed day,
    Laura

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  91. Thank you Jenny - I posted on FB and Pinterest. I would put this on my bedroom door (I rarely keep anything for me) ..

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  92. Hello from the MO Ozarks, I shared on Twitter and Pinterest. Your quilt is lovely and I would hang the sweet door hanger on my sweet granddaughter's bedroom door!
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  93. Oh the new quilt is beautiful. The fabrics are wonderful in it. Great job!

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  94. This would be so perfect for my sewing room's door! I shared the giveaway on twitter (https://twitter.com/ap_lemos/status/492331242172346369) and on FB (https://www.facebook.com/aplemos1/posts/714704771930350).
    Thank you for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  95. Jenny
    I love your work, and have delusions of time (big time). So, I dream of making or doing needlework. I think facebook would work better for me.
    Judy C Mesa, AZ, USA

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  96. Que bordado maravilhoso.
    Sempre que visito seu blog e me pego a sonhar com tanta beleza. Parabéns.

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  97. Jenny I shared on Face Book and Twitter!! This is just the best of the bunch so far..not that I don't love all of the rest just as much. The Birdies are just sew sweet! I would hang that little birdie in my sewing room and every time I look at it I will see my sweet friend..you!! <3

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  98. Don't enter me in the giveaway. =) I love the new design. Your quilter did the perfect stitching around that center part. I just love it! A very attractive quilt.

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  99. I used all except the email
    I would hung it in my craft room.

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  100. Firstly, what lovely work you produce and share with us all. I have posted to Facebook and Pinterest. I would love to be able to hang it on our bedroom door. Thanks again for sharing this with us.

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  101. P & FB ..another gorgeous turnout , cheers Vickie

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  102. Lovely, I would put this on my dresser in my sewing room, shared on G+ and Pinned.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/271130840041994338/

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  103. Hello Jenny-I love your beautiful designs and handwork. I check your blog every night before going to bed.(That's my time of day to check my blogs)Pinterest and FB are my choice. I would be honored to hang this lovely on my bedroom door. Looking forward to future blogs!

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  104. Olá Jenny, tudo bem? compartilhei no Facebook e no Google+, acho que esta fofurice de trabalho vai ficar lindo na porta do meu quarto, muito obrigada por nos dar a oportunidade de participar do seu sorteio,abraços.
    vaniajacomassi@uol.com.br

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  105. Hi Jenny, you do such beautiful work. I would hang this on my sewing room door! I have shared via pinterest and Facebook! Thank you for the opportunity of winning!

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  106. this is gorgeous! I chose Pinterest and Google +. (And I heard about it on Google + from someone else. :) )

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  107. Phyllis McDanielJuly 28, 2014 at 4:04 AM

    I posted on facebook and pinterest. I would hang this on my sewing room door.

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  108. posted

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/46373071138267680/

    https://twitter.com/1apple_blossom/status/493807650140721155

    I think I'd hang this on my front door or bathroom door.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  109. I love all the things you make. You are a very talented woman! Thanks for all your free patterns! I posted on FB and Pinterest. I hope I win your lovely give-away!

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  110. I posted your beautiful quilt on Pinterest and Google and I need to make the daisy before I buy any more so....I love your patterns !!!!http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com Debbie Kelly

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  111. I just wanted to comment on the gorgeous new quilt Jenny :) I do love your birdies :)

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  112. I posted your link for this precious quilt on fb and g+ and I will hang your lovely birdie on my Granddaughter's bedroom door. I am planning on making this quilt in the near future too!

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  113. Belíssimo!
    Adorei todo o trabalho e me encantei com os passarinhos.
    Abraços,
    Márcia.

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