Friday, April 24, 2015

What Shade Are You? Blog Hop: Plus Plus Quilt Pattern and Giveaway

I am so excited to be part of RJR's What Shade Are You Blog Hop today!  When I was invited to participate in the What Shade are You Blog Hop by RJR fabrics, I jumped at the chance. I just love blog hops and the chance to play with some wonderful fabric.  



I have had a pattern in my head for a good while and was slowly collecting fabrics for it.  Along came this hop and I knew that the bright and saturated colors of the RJR cotton supreme solids were perfect for it.  I used color numbers 366, 361, 301, 355, 289, 159, 358, 354, 86, 356, 292, 127, 339, 357, 353, 221, 128, 249, 108, and 049 to create a fun and bright plus quilt.

I am calling the pattern Plus Plus and it is an alternating pattern of large and small plus blocks.  I made the lap size version which finishes to about 63" x 63".



I quilted the quilt using a light cream Aurifil thread echoing the seam lines of the blocks and going diagonally across the quilt.



I was originally planning on using a solid red as the binding, but once I put the quilt together it seemed like it needed something different so I decided to instead use a black and white striped binding.



In an effort to use up all of the beautiful fabric, I improv pieced the trimmings from the solids from the quilt top and combined them with the red solid that was originally going to be the binding and some metallic printed Cotton & Steel fabric.  The improv was a lot of fun and I am happy at how the quilt now a dual sided quilt :)  




T
his was the first time I had the chance to try the RJR Cotton Supreme fabrics and they were really great to work with. The Cotton Supremes have a wonderful saturation with a great hand and drape to them (The Cotton Supremes have a medium weight, a little lighter than a Kona and a little heavier than a Cotton Couture).

I had seen others write about how RJR solids resisted unraveling and I have to agree with them. From handling the cut pieces during the block construction all the way to sewing the binding on the quilt, the fabric stayed much nicer and had many fewer unravels that I had to trim off than usual. I am definitely planning on adding some more Cotton Supremes to my solids stash.

The Plus Plus quilt pattern is actually two complete patterns in one containing baby, lap, and queen sizes in a multi-color version using 1/4 yard cuts and fat quarters and a two-tone version using yardage with an accent block using strip piecing. You can see a sneak peek of the two tone version in the pattern cover below and I will be showing more pictures and details tomorrow.


Plus Plus is now available in my etsy, craftsy, and payhip shops for an introductory price of $6 and will go to its full price in a little over one week (Sunday May 3rd).

Please also take a look at all of the quilts made for this wonderful Blog Hop over on Facebook.

And now onto the giveaway!  





How would you like a chance to win a huge bundle of RJR Cotton Supremes?  Up for grabs is a bundle of 27 of the colors I used in my Plus Plus quilt!!  *The giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Sorry, no PO Boxes.

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each entry.   (Leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger.)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment with your favorite color combination right now.

ENTRY 2 - All Meadow Mist Designs followers (new and old) can have a bonus entry, just leave a comment here of how you follow.  

(Here are some links for different following options: BloglovinEmailInstagram )

The giveaway will be open until next Friday, May 1st at 8pm EST.

I am linking up to Link a Finish FridayWhoop Whoop FridayThank Goodness Its Finished FridayFinish It Up FridayFabric Frenzy Fridayand Show Off Saturday @ Sew She Can.

** Giveaway now closed, thanks for entering! **



352 comments:

  1. while my favorite color is orange, I am currently working with grey and yellows

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  2. yup, follow you via bloglovin

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  3. I am working on a few projects right now and they all have some pink and purple in them. TThanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  4. I like blue and green or yellow or purple or you get the idea. I'm stuck on blues. I like the crosses. Wonderful.

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  5. I am finishing off black-and-white with colored circle centers. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  6. PS I follow you on bloglovin! thanks again.

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  7. I love Navy and Coral! thank you! I love your quilt!

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  8. I am a follower on Bloglovn!

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  9. I like gray, navy, Aqua, red, pink, and green

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  10. Right now, I'm loving grey with just about any colour! So your 2 colour version with the grey really speaks to me. :-)

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  11. I'm a follower via Bloglovin'. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway.

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  12. My favorite color is green & I like to use it with purples & blues. Thanks.

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  13. I'm a follower with Bloglovin' - thanks again.

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  14. Just got started on Bloglovin' so now I follow you there.

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  15. Beautiful quilt, Cheryl! I love the two sizes of the pluses. My favourite colour combination is anything with blue!

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  16. My favorite combo is blue and brown

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  17. I am currently into grey and blues together.

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  18. I love navy and gold right now!! And cream mixed in too :)

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  19. I love working with saturated jewel tones at the moment.

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  20. My favorite color combo's are aqua and gray still!

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  21. I love your quilt! It is so bright and the different sizes of plus signs really grabs attention. I love blues, yellows, and greens.

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  22. I'm a 'solids' girls an seeing that stack just made me shiver! That being said...lately I've had this thing for black & white lately!

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  23. I've been digging on aqua and teal for a while now... making a few quilts in that colour combo still hasn't cured it! Love the two scales of plus blocks... it really keeps the eye moving!

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  24. I am loving navy and coral or navy and greens. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  25. I love any color combos that include teal!

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  26. Happily following with bloglovin.

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  27. Oh my, that is a lovely stack of fabric! I like mostly bright jewel tones on black.

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  28. This is Gorgeous!! I love the 2 different blocks, the colors, the binding and the pieced back! Fabulous finish!!
    My favorite color combos right now are navy, pink and spring green.

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  29. Wow! Love that cross quilt! My current favorite combination is RAINBOW! Just finished my first rainbow quilt in pretty much forever and I am loving it :). Thanks for the chance to win.

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  30. I follow via Bloglovin.
    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  31. Yellow and green will always be my favorite color combo.

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  32. Wonderful bundle. Orange/yellow and purple are my favorite combination. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  33. Following on bloglovin. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  34. Anything paired with Navy or gray!

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  35. Gorgeous colours and pattern.

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  36. I just started following on IG.

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  37. Limes and Aquas have always been a love of mine.

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  38. Your posts come in my e-mails. I love the Plus Plus you created. The back is as pretty as the front.

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  39. Oh, boy, colour! I love the colours on the green-blue side of the colour wheel. Right now I'm pairing them with grey or low volume prints.

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  40. I follow you (very gratefully) by email.

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  41. I have been sewing with a lot of ble, turquoise, and sour greens lately! Would love to add this stack of solids to my collection!!!!

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  44. My favorite color combination right now are Aqua and Red, but I truly love just about all colors. Color makes me happy. PS I love the binding on this one, i say it was the perfect choice!

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  45. I love yellow and blue together! And greens too!

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  46. My current fav is bright red with bright yellow. Love the quilt!

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  47. I really like reds and whites; no, um, blues and greens; no, make that yellows and greys; I guess all the colors are my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I'm lovin pinks and oranges together and thanks for the giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  49. I follow you on Bloglovin and receive your newsletter. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  50. I am loving teal and brown (btw, I actually gasped when I saw your quilt! It is incredible!)

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  51. I am loving teal and brown (btw, I actually gasped when I saw your quilt! It is incredible!)

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  52. I love red and gray together. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  53. I like following you through my email. (Love your mysteries!)

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  54. I love everything blue, green and in between. With just enough flashes of orange to make it all sing.

    What a giveaway! Count me in, thanks.

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  55. Mint, navy and coral. So pretty together!

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  56. I follow you by e-mail. Right now my favorite color combination is green, yellow and orange. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  57. I love greens, purple and blue together.

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  58. I follow you by e-mail. Right now my favorite color combination is green, yellow and orange. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  59. I follow you on bloglovin and pinterest.

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  60. After just making my first truly scrappy quilt, I've discovered that I am liking all the colors together.

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  61. Working on a gift for a friend in a red/aqua/pink combo. Never used it before and I'm really liking it. I tend to favor brights in most cases.
    sewystuff at gmail

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  62. I follow via Bloglovin! Love this plus plus quilt, both variations.
    Sewystuff at gmail

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  63. I am in love with all things rainbow! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  64. I am a regular follower via BlogLovin'! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  65. Congratulations on another lovely pattern release! I am really excited by grey and citron right now.

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  66. Blue and yellow! This is an awesome prize!

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  67. My favorite combinations are blues / greens / reds

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  68. I'm a new bloglovin follower.

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  69. I love your quilt! The back is as pretty as the front.

    I like BRIGHT color combinations. I can't limit myself to specific colors.

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  70. What a great giveaway, and new quilt! Thank you.

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  71. I follow your blog via email.

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  72. Grey & Aqua is my current, but it changes all the time, I love color!

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  73. I follow your blog via email, thanks!!

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  74. I follow on Instagram (blisswhitney)

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  75. Wonderful pattern! It's interesting how it looks very different in the two versions! My current favorite color combination is white, blue and aqua. Thanks for the chance!!

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  76. And I follow you via email! thanks again!

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  77. My currect favorite color combo is grey, red and black. I love your plus quilt!

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  78. I follow you with Bloglovin' and email. Thank You!

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  79. I am finishing a quilt with royal blue, lime green and orange on a background that alternates sections of white and grey. The colors really pop on the background and I am loving the combination right now!

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  80. My favorite right now is plum, turquoise and gray. I also love deep rich reds, greens, blues and tan!

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  81. Any color combo that includes chartreuse. It's my favorite and I think it goes with anything!

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  82. FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN'!
    (user lindadouglas35)

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  83. HI, my favorites are all shades of pinks!
    Thank you for a neat giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  84. My favorite shades are blue and yellow right now , I love just about any color though . Love your improv piece !

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  85. Follow on instagram and bloglovin
    Sandyscountrycottage at gmail dot com

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  86. I'm currently into black white grey and aqua!
    Sandyscountrycottage at gmail dot com

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  87. The quilt is so great! The binding was a perfect choice. I really like how dramatically different the two quilts on the cover of your pattern are. Wow! Thanks for linking up with me for TGIFF this week. My favorite palette right now is navy blue, lime green, teal and turquoise.

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  88. I would love to do black with teal or plum.

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  89. I follow on Instagram. I think your pluses are beautiful. The different sizes are very effective.

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  90. wow I love your quilt. this was a great idea for the back. it really pulls the front and back together.
    right now I am loving working with blues and tans.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  91. I follow you through email
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  92. I'm currently loving bright citrusy colors together--lemon, orange, lime.

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  93. I follow via email, I think, and/or Bloglovin'.

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  94. I love the colors you've used in this quilt -- bright, but not "in your face" overly intense. Gentle brights, if that is an accurate way of describing what I mean -- toned, not super intense. I generally tend toward "natural" color schemes, going into the reds, golds, and greens, along with deeper blues, tied together with neutrals of various intensities. Your color schemes are really an inspiration for me.

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  95. I follow you via e-mail (also BlogLovin, but I don't get through all of those all of the time). Am looking forward to doing some pattern testing.

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  96. I am loving Plum (purple0 and Agua right now.

    lawton_linda (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  97. Lately, I find I can't resist aqua/pale blue/grey combinations.

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  98. Following your blog on Bloglovin'

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  99. I've been in a blues and greens phase lately. Normally I'm all about wild reds and splashy brights, but the blues and greens are taking me to a happy place with Carolina blue skies, green trees, and peaceful beaches. At least in my mind, if not in real life! Your Plus Plus quilts are really cute, and I love the choice of the black and white binding to add a little zing to the solids.

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  100. Right now my faves are peach and aqua. I could go with just about all of those plus combinations.

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  101. Green mixed with anything. I love green. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  102. My favourite colour combination right now is turquoise and pink.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  103. I follow you by email.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  104. I'm working a lot with Black and White right now, but I love blues. Perhaps they remind me of the beach. Camille@focus20.com

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  105. I follow your blog by email. I also follow you on instagram. Camille@focus20.com

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  106. I like rich jewel tones. Also enjoy working with B&W plus a bright. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  107. Peach, coral, orange, and yellow have been floating in my mind recently. I'm loving working with them!

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  108. I follow your blog via bloglovin'

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  109. I love bright colors and black, loving this beautiful bundle to win, thanks!

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  110. i love aqua and red together.

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  111. Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much.
    I'm working on a red and turquoise quilt at the moment and love the combo (with white).

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  112. And, I follow you on Bloglovin... And I love your new pattern!

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  113. My favorite color combination right now is purple and green. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt! The design and colors are so striking, and I love how you did the back!

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  114. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  115. My favorite colors at the moment are aqua and grey!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  116. I follow your blog via email.

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  117. I love a rainbow spectrum of bold colors. aftonwarrick@hotmail.com

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  118. I follow on bloglovin'. aftonwarrick@hotmail.com

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  119. I'm into red and black and gray and white............so pretty together.............happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  120. E-mail tytyty love your quilt....

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  121. Orange, grey, white, and lilac.

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  122. I am loving the brights with low volume for the background at this moment.

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  123. I always love lime green, crisp white and navy - my all time favourite. Add in some grey too - yummmmm!

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  124. Yay I am a Bloglovin follower :) Happy Friday (and pay day) to you!!!!

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  125. I love both of these quilts, Cheryl and I love the improv back as well. I'm really drawn to ligher brighter colours lately, maybe pinks and lilacs and light greens. I think I'm just tired of all the darker winter colours.

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  126. I am loving aqua, red and white at the moment. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  127. I follow on Bloglovin and Instagram.

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  128. Beautiful quilt and I love the colours!! My favourite colour combination right one is cream and teal...dreamy mix!!

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  129. I am following via email, Instagram, and Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance, this is an awesome giveaway bundle!!! Crossing my fingers!

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  130. I am following you via email and bloglovin! Would love to win this!

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  131. I don't know if my first comment posted so I am reposting, I love gray and aqua together but I also like a bright pink, lime green and purple together. :)

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  132. Right now, I love gray and teal combo, thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  133. I follow via email, bloglovin and instagram!

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  134. What a great quilt! I'm loving coral and aqua right now, they are actually my adult daughter's favorites but I'm always looking for things with those colors for her.

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  135. I follow you on IG and Bloglovin' :)

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  136. I'm really digging the rainbow gradient color combo these days, but also love turquoise and magenta with black and white/low volume.

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  137. deep purple shot cotton... plus some black and white projects - always my fave!

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  138. Both of your Plus Plus Quilts look amazing!! Love all the bright colors, and black/white striped border is perfect! I love bright colors, my faves right now are Plum, Navy and Cream. Love anything purple though lol.
    Very AWESOME give away!! Thanks for the chance to win all those gorgeous colors!!

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  139. I follow you on Bloglovin :)
    Sweetnsassy2762@yahoo.com

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  140. I've been following you on Bloglovin' for a very long time.

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  141. I am partial to yellow and blue together.

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  142. I love all the colors you used in your quilt! Such a great assortment. I don't have a favorite color combo, but I have been interested lately in slightly clashing or unexpected combos when it comes to solids. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing bundle!

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  143. My favorite color combo's involve aqual in some way. Light aqua and pink. Light aqua and mallard's blue are two examples. lauraluvsloonsatymaildotcom

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  145. My favorite color combinations are dark blue and light grey.

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  146. I love what you did with the back (and of course the front is great) of your beautiful plus plus quilt! I am loving all things rainbow! Thanks for a chance to win!

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