Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Leafs Me Happy!!...oh and a Giveaway

It is my day on the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop!!  Yay!  My second one and I am really having a fun time with it :o)

Thanks to Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt! and Cherry at Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio for putting this Blog Hop together and hosting the whole she-bang!  Thank you thank you!!!  Here is the whole schedule and here is the schedule for today:

AnnieOak Designs (that's ME!!!!!)

Make sure you check out the other blogs and give lotsa bloggy love!!!

Now on to my block(s) and project.  Using 5 Fall fabrics
and a paw print blender (not pictured), I put together a tossed 9-patch.  I used the Eleanor Burns pattern and she does a great little video on how the pattern is put together (and how to do her swirling centers!).

I didn't get any photos of the blocks before they got put together, but here is one of the blocks zoomed in:
See the smaller blocks that were the 5" blocks cut into quarters?
 Then I added a small inner border of the paw print to frame the whole thing.  I used the left over 5" squares and cut them in half, mixed them up and sewed them back into the outer border.

Here is a close-up of the quarter block:
 I can't wait to get this on the long arm!
I call the quilt "Disappearing Harvest"
 A couple close-ups of my favorite parts of one of the fabrics I used:
Happy Cornucopia

Gobble Gobble!
Now on to the giveaway :o)
I am going to give away 5 FQ of the fabrics I used (but not the paw print - I am running low and can't bear to part with it)!  To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment!  You need to be a reply-blogger, if you aren't, be sure to leave your email address in the comment.  For a second entry, be a follower and leave a comment telling me you are a follower!  I'll draw a winner on Thursday October 11.

Easy-peasy :o)  I hope you enjoyed my blocks and good luck on the giveaway!  Make sure you check out the other bloggers today and throughout the rest of the hop! 
Hop hop hop :O)

196 comments:

  1. Wonderful!! That is a really terrific blend of busy fabrics! I'd love to win your give away. Thanks for sharing today.

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  2. Love you block and the great tutorial! Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  3. What a great job! It looks very cool and thanks for the chance to win

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  4. What a great mix of fall colours! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Those fabrics are gorgeous arent they and I love your finished quilt - thanks for closeups too. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh such pretty autumn fabrics they are my favorite season colors. I just love the quilt please add a photo when u r done would love to c it....

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  7. Such pretty fabrics! Love the disappearing 9-patch with it's versatility - worked wonderfully with these fabrics. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  8. Your fall fabrics are sew pretty. And the disappearing 9-patch is a very fun way to use some busy fabrics. I love the way they turned out.
    Thanks for sharing and for a great give away.
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  9. I like the disappearing 9-patch too!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a wonderful quilt. It looks vibrant and fun. Lovely!

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  11. What a great quilt this is, I love the disappearing 9-patch and the fabric. Thanks for showing!

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  12. That is a beautiful quilt! It is so filled with autumn joy!!

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  13. I make the disappearing 4-patch quite often, I am now going to try the 9-patch. Your quilt is spectacular, i really love the fabric with the blue background.

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  14. Your Quilt is beautiful! I like the colors and the friendly looking fabrics.

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  15. Oops, where did my comment go.... I like your disappearing 9-patch, great fabric! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Beautiful quilt..it would make a great table cloth too!

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  17. I'm a new follower...
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  18. Very pretty and very autumn like. Thanks for sharing today.

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  19. Good Morning lovely fabric choices and a lot of blocks in that cover...perfectly suited

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  20. Very fun fall quilt! I love the addition of purple to the yellows and oranges of fall colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. What a great idea and such a festive block! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. Happiness pure happiness when I saw your quilt! The tossed 9 patch/vanishing 9 patch/ scrambled 9 patch...has been the 'pattern of choice' this past summer here in my neck of the woods. I completed a scrap buster using this pattern, then a red white and blue which I hope gets completed this week, and have plans for a Christmas version...and now AFTER seeing how ADORABLE your fall version...you got it, I will be adding a fall version to my stash! Thanks for sharing!!

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  23. I love your project Perfect for the season.Thank you for the chance to win such great fabrics!

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  24. So cute! I love that Thanksgiving fabric too.

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  25. Love your quilt. Thanks to the link for the pattern video. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. I love that block. Bright, warm and cheery. It`s absolutely wonderful!

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  27. Wonderful quilt! The fabric is delightful, and thank you for the video tutorial.

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  28. I am a Follower. Thanks for the great Giveaway!

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  29. Love the little quilt and the fabrics you chose. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  30. "Disappearing Harvest" is beautiful! Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  31. Great quilt with cute fabrics! The name sadly reminds me of my harvest this year...it "disappeared" into the paws and mouths of raccoons. :(

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  32. Been a follower for a while, thanks for the great giveaway!

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  33. Very cute fall fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the fall colors..and the disappearing 9 patch.

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  35. Your fall colors really stand out - thanks for the opportunity to win. Judy C

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  36. Great blocks. Busy but not overwhelming and the colors are fantastic.

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  37. You quilt top is a beauty, thanks for sharing!

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  38. love your quilt top!! thanks for your giveaway too,

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  39. Very pretty quilt top...love your fabric choices! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Your quilt is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Beautiful fall quilt. Fabric choices were great. Thanks for the tut and for hopping with us.

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  42. Nice design. Love the give away. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  43. I am a follower. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  44. Lovely quilt!!! Thanks for the tutorial:)

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  45. Great pattern, love the quilt.

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  46. what fun fabrics... and this pattern is always great

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  47. Your quilt is going to be so beautiful! I know you'll enjoy pulling it out each fall and using it! Great job!

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  48. It is lovely and looks so autumn-y!!! Great colors.

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  49. Great fun fall fabrics! Thanks for sharing!!

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  50. Ooooh those fabrics are so delightful!!

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  51. fun fabrics to make fun quilt. thanks for sharing.

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  52. The block is wonderfully done, love it and the colors of fall.

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  53. Fall is definitely my favorite time of year, and I LOVE Fall fabrics!! Thank you so much for the chance to win some of your beautiful selections!! I can so relate to you holding on to the last of your bear's paw fabric-- it's so cute! I always hate to use up the last of a favorite fabric too. :-)

    I have never made a Tossed Nine Patch, but definitely want to give it a try. Your quilt top is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see it quilted! :-)

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  54. I am a follower! Thanks again! :-)

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  55. Those fabrics are beautiful--love the quilt idea. I'm looking forward to seeing it quilted. :O)

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  56. Oh, what wonderful fabrics! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the giveaway!

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  57. I just love your block. It is so festive. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win the fabric to make one myself.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  58. The fall FQ are beutiful and thanks for sharing how you put them together. Great Job

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  59. I am a follower!

    dara.english@yahoo.com

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  60. ROSEMARY B here:
    .... disappearing harvest haha
    I have been following since the dots thingie

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  61. ROSEMARY B here:
    I do really like your fantastic project result here.
    The fabrics are great, I love orange!

    your doggies are adorable and so is your kittie

    Thanks for sharing your video and the give away is sweeeeet. Yes, I am a paw print hoarder too haha

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  62. This is inspiring. thank you, I will give the video a try.

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  63. It's just lovely.
    Thank you for sharing and for the chance :)

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  64. Love the blocks. They are great. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  65. Great fabrics and they good together in your block.I would love to see the quilt when you get it quilted.I am a new follower.

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  66. The fabrics work so well together! Great job!

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  67. Beautiful table topper, it looks like it fits perfect. I just love the fabrics you used.

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  68. Love your colors, thanks for the giveaway chance. Vivian

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  69. Really love the fabric choices, excellent! Thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway.

    Fawn

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  70. Beautiful fabrics Meg. As always you do a great job. Hope it wasn't too difficult to sew and your hand is healing.

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  71. Love your block and your fabrics choice,fabulous.Great job!Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  72. Love the fabric. The block has a nice scrappy look. I'm a follower. Thanks for posting.

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  73. love the the dissapearing 9- patch effect and can`t wait to see your quilt finished.Yes,I`m a follower!

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  74. Awww...love the paw print addition!! TOo cute!!!

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  75. I'm also a new follower and looking forward to seeing more of your work...and your pups!!!

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  76. Great job. Love the colors and fabrics.

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  77. The colors and patterns look great.

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  78. Great, great fabrics -- how fun are your blocks?!! Well done! :)

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  79. And I'm also a new follower ... yay!! :)

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  80. Great quilt....love to see it finished after its trip on the long arm....

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  81. Thanks for your participation in this blog hop. Would be happy to win the autumn fabrics! :)

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  82. Oh what absolutely wonderful fabrics. So warm and cozy. thanks for a chance to win.

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  83. I love your quilt, the fabrics are great and I have always liked that pattern. Haven't tried the technique yet but someday I will.

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  84. Bright, cheerful and very FALL! What a fun quilt!

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  85. I love those rich fall colors! Your quilt is fabulous! Thanks for sharing & participating in the blog hop!

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  86. Wow!!! Love your block and the colors you used!!!! It is wonderful!!!

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  87. Your colors are so vibrant. It is harvest time!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Great use of the fall fabrics. I love the D9P block.

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  89. Thanks for a wonderful fall D9p quilt. I am quilting one myself. Love the fall fabrics as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Lovely Disappearing Harvest! I totally get the attachment to your paw print fabric...I have some like that too!!! Love the rich colors and that fabric with the turkeys and cornucopias is awesome!!

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  91. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    I love your fabrics. I have never tried this pattern, but I think it would be fun to do. I definitely think I need to try it.

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  92. I enjoyed looking at your Fall creation!! It's *Leafing* me all warm inside with a yearning for some Hot cider. I like your designs
    Fall Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  93. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    I am a new follower and am looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

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  94. Lovely quilt , the fabrics are beautiful , such rich autumn colors . I am a follower , thanks for the chance at your giveaway :-)

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  95. Isn't fall fun? Thanks for your contribution.

    Thank you also for the giveaway.

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  96. I am a new follower of yours.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  97. Wonderful quilt, what pretty fabrics!

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  98. Your "Disapperring Harvest" quilt is beautiful and would just look a home in any setting be it in Oregon or Michigan or someplace else. Thank You for sharing the tut with us, as I haven't made one of these yet myself. With those yummy fabric that are being offered as your give away, I would love to turn them into a fall themed table topper for when the family gets together for Thanksgiving Dinner here at my House. What a warm collection that you are sharing with us. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  99. After reading several of your pages, I'm happy to report that you have a new follower.
    HAGD!!
    Sincerley,
    Tricia

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  100. I would love to follow you but I think Blogger has something going wrong as I can not find the "Follow" button under the "follower" heading on any blogs I have been visiting, including mine. :(

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  101. What beautiful fabrics - especially that Happy Cornucopia! I love the way these went together. blessings, marlene

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  102. Love your "Disappearing Harvest" quilt! The disappearing 9 patch block is one of my favorites! I learned how to make mine from Rachel of psiquilt. By the way, your paw prints fabric is darling!

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  103. Thanks for including the video tutorials. That is so helful to recreate your quilt with the lovely fabrics. All I need now is to win them!

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  104. I'm happy follower number 94, I think that just might be a lucky number for me. HA

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  105. THis has been a fun hop. I love all the fabric you used in her dissappearing block. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. I love all your fall fabics, they really made up nice. Thanks for the chance to win your give away.

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  107. Lovely! Those fabrics are perfect.

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  108. what a fun block (Quilt) I love the fabrics. Thanks for being part of the hop

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  109. Yes I am a follower. Thanks again!

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  110. Isn't Fall so delicious! Thanks for sharing. janita

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  111. Beautiful! Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  112. Isn't it amazing what fun it can be to mush-up a 9-patch? Thanks for the video - I'd done this but never heard it called Tossed Nine-Patch. Your quilt is so cute and is sooo fallish. It really looked cute on your table and I expected to hear you tell us that you were making a tablecloth. Happy October.

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  113. Great fabrics! Anything with orange makes me drool. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  114. Love the colours in your quilt, the paw print really sets it off.

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  115. Love all the fabrics you chose for your Fall Tossed-Nine Patch quilt. TFS

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  116. Love this quilt! I need to make this pattern! Thank you for the chance to win these fabrics!

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  117. Love your fabrics. Great fall quilt. I have yet to try this pattern, but it looks like fun.

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  118. Love that you went the extra step and made a quilt! Good to cuddle under in the coming weeks when it becomes colder. thanks for sharing.

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  119. I love your quilt!!! It's perfect for fall!!!

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  120. Your project is great. I really like that block. Thanks for sharing the video tutorial and for the chance at your giveaway.

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  121. What a great project! Perfect fabrics! Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

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  122. love your block thanks for the giveaway

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  123. Hey, this looks pretty cool and appreciate your detailed post and great model for future posts. You have done a nice job with your quilting projects.

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  124. I love the fabics that you chose for your block. Fall is my time of the year and the colors of fall were all in your block.

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  125. The colours you have chosen are rich and very inviting! awolk at rogers dot com

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  126. Wow, those are gorgeous fabrics. The quilt turned out fabulous!

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  127. Love those fabrics--2 of them are in my stash, lol. I really like the block and thanks for the link to watch E do her thing!

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  128. I just received some beautiful holiday 5" charms and this would be perfect to make. Enjoyed the tour today and your quilt will be lovely for the holiday. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

    PS: I am already a follower.

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  129. Your fabric choices are great! I love seeing a twist on a classic block. Thanks for joining the hop!

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  130. I really enjoy disappearing 9 patch. They all turn out so different, I can use the same pattern over and over. It never gets old. Thanks.

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  131. I have never made that block will have to try it.

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  132. great fabrics. Love the d9p block. you can set it up sew many way and every combination looks sew different.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  133. I love your quilt. I have always wanted to try making the disappearing nine. I need to put it on my list!!

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  134. Uhm, I will follow once your GFC resets, but am on my way to look for your email link. Thanks for sharing, love what you did.

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    1. GFC had reset while I was scrolling up, I am now officially a follower of your blog!!!

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  135. Good morning, the tossed 9 patch is a fun, fast and easy block. Can't wait to see it after it comes off the long arm. It will be a beauty! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  136. I'm a follower, thanks for sharing in the hop. Pauline

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  137. That D9P is wonderful. It has so many possibilities and is easy to make. Your quilt is lovely.

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  138. Love your block! I need to make some Thanksgiving items, too! :)

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  139. What a lovely quilt, the colours are gorgeous

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  140. I love that pattern and your harvest project turned out great! I'd love to be included. debgiro at wildblue dot net

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  141. Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for a nice giveaway.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  142. I'm already a follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  143. Love those fabrics and your quilt is gorgeous!!!

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  144. Hiya! What a wonderful little quilt! And such pretty fall colors. Hope you're doing ok after your accident. Thank you for sharing with us, and thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  145. What a neat quilt and what fun fabrics!!

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  146. Your quilt looks wonderful! I love the fabrics you used.

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  147. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  148. What a beautiful quilt, I love the fabrics you used.

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  149. I know you are anxious to get your quilt on the longarm. It is lovely. Thank you for taking the time to participate and share with us. Thanks for sharing the link to the directions for the block, too! I get frustrated when someone shows a block and then I can't find the pattern. Thank you!

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  150. Delightful runner! I think tossed nine patch blocks are great and your harvest fabrics make this a beauty. Happy quilting....
    Thanks for sharing!

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  151. very creative thanks for sharing!

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  152. Gracias por el tutorial. Estoy deseando probarlo.
    Ya soy seguidora para no perderme nada más. Un saludo.

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  153. Your fall fabrics have great colors. Like your quilt!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  154. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  155. Well, I am finally able to follow (darn computer issues)to the very talented Bloggers while participating in this Blog Hop. Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your post and will be a Following along with you through Google. Thanks For Sharing

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