Monday, March 20, 2017

Needle and Foot Blog Hop and Giveaway


I am honored to be kicking off the Grand Opening blog hop for the Needle & Foot Etsy shop.  Bernie has filled her shop with some beautiful fabrics!

In addition to the giveaway at the end of this post, Bernie is offering everyone a coupon code to her new shop.  Use the code NANDFREADERS15 for 15% off any order over $5.00 (the coupon code will be active through Sunday,3/26).

For the hop, Bernie sent us the listing of different collections she had ordered for the shop and I immediately went to Maureen Cracknell's new line, Garden Dreamer.  I love Maureen's collections, she has such a way with combining colors and prints.  That they are on Art Gallery's wonderful cotton substrate is another bonus.

Here is the Garden Dreamer bundle that Bernie sent me:


My goal with this bundle was to make a baby quilt for my son's teacher who was due to have a little girl (I actually gifted the quilt before the hop, his teacher loved it, and had her new baby girl last week).


I wanted to keep the quilt as soft and snugly as possible so I first quilted by echoing the seam lines around the blocks using some Sulky light cream thread in 12 wt.  I used the 12wt as the top thread and a 40wt thread in the bobbin, plus a larger needle to handle the thick thread.  The thick thread quilted wonderfully without any issues and created good impact in the quilt.

I wanted to add a little extra touch so I added some big stitch hand quilting between the machine quilting using a light green pearl cotton.




I backed the quilt with an old Denyse Schmidt print that I think complimented the gold/yellow print in the quilt top.


I usually create a quilt starting from the design and then adding in fabrics so it was fun to design a quilt starting with the fabric this time :)



The Grand Opening Blog Hop Celebration will be going on all week with a chance to win fabric at each stop:

Monday: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs ← Thanks me :)
Tuesday: Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Wednesday: Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal and Kitty @ Night Quilter
Thursday: Mari @ Academic Quilter
Friday: Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl



Now on to the Giveaway!


Prize: 

Your choice of either 6 fat quarters or 3 half-yard cuts selected from any of the available fabrics at the Needle & Foot Etsy shop.


To Enter:  


Please do one of the following options:


1. Hop over to Instagram and follow Needle & Foot.
2. Go over to Facebook and follow Needle & Foot.

Then, leave a comment on this post with which option you completed.  



The giveaway will run for 1 week, until 8 pm EST on March 27th.  I try to respond to each and every comment I get on my blog, but with giveaway posts the numbers are usually too great to do this.  PS - If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your e-mail address so I have a way of contacting you if you win.

Thanks and good luck in the giveaway!

**Giveaway now closed, thanks for entering! **
The winner (selected by Random.org) was comment #61, Kathy E.





171 comments:

  1. No IG account but I will follow on FB. I really like how the quilt turned out. Lovely.

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  3. Love this quilt, and glad that I am now following Needle and Foot on Instagram!

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  4. Gorgeous quilt; I agree that amazing fabric can make a quilt!
    I follow Needle and Foot on Instagram.

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  5. I'm following Foot & Needle on IG.

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  6. I am now following through Facebook.

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  7. Hi Cheryl! Your quilt is really beautiful! Thank you for the give away! I follow Foot & Needle on IG.x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netMarch 20, 2017 at 4:39 AM

    Love your baby quilt, and your choice of fabrics makes it look more sophisticated. I follow Needle and Foot on FB.

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  10. Hi Cheryl! Your quilt turned out beautiful! The fabrics you used are gorgeous! I follow Foot & Needle on IG. x Anneli annelichromatobal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I follow on IG. _bosissy
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  12. I am a follower on instagram now. Love your quilt very much!

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  13. Your quilt is great-very different, colors are baby perfect! I follow on Facebook! Thank you, Susan

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  14. I'm following on instagram now. Your quilt turned out beautiful and what a wonderful gift!

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  15. Beautiful quilt! I already follow Needle and Foot on IG

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  16. I decided to follow on Instagram and Facebook. Love your quilt.
    patsystitcg@gvtc.com

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  17. I follow Bernie (needleandfoot) on IG...I deleted my FB account a couple of years ago after a major hack and haven't been comfortable to renew it. I LOVE these fabrics as I am a beekeeper....simply adorable!

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  18. I follow Needle and Foot on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Love your quilt, too. Bet the new mom is enjoying it!
    Sandy A

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  19. Thank you for this wonderful introduction! I follow Needle and Foot on IG (cottonpaperflowers)
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  20. Oh, I've already been following on IG and I've had her shop as one of my favorites. It's all fun!

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    1. Oops - I meant to tell you I really like your hand quilting on this quilt - perfect!

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  21. Your quilt is so lovely. I follow Needle and Foot on Instagram and on FB Thanks for the chance to win

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  22. I'm following on both Instagram and Facebook. Beautiful fabric!

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  23. following Foot and Needle at Facebook and Instagram

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  24. I follow on Instagram. Love your quilt!!

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  25. What a great quilt!!! I follow through both fb and ig.

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  26. I like your soft, snuggly quilt technique. I follow Foot & Needle on FB. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  27. I always welcome quick quilt ideas for baby quilts. They always seems to be needed. I am following Needle & Foot on IG.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  28. I follow Needle and Foot on IG. Love Maureen Cracknell's collections and I've ordered the same FQ bundle. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  29. I follow Needle and Foot on IG. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  30. Love the quilt. I've never used 12wt in my machine and will have to give it a try! I follow them on Instagram.

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  31. I actually did both because I want to keep up with all the information I can. thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. Facebook for me and I'll take the fat quarters thank you very much! :-)

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  33. I am following on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway my fingers are crossed!

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  34. I am following on FB. Love your quilt.

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  35. I follow foot and needle 9n Facebook..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  36. I follow foot and needle 9n Facebook..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  37. Happily, I now follow Needle and Foot on IG-good luck with the new shop!

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  38. I don't do Facebook or Instagram, so cannot enter. I do follow NAF on Bloglovin.

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  39. I followed Needle and Foot on Instagram as
    wigglypup2. I also follow them on FB. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your baby quilt!

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  40. I follow Needle & Foot on Instagram. I like that you added the hand stitches, it adds such a personal touch. I'm going to have to try that on one of my projects! :)

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  41. I follow Needle and Foot on FB.

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  42. I follow Needle and Foot on FB.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  43. I follow Needle and foot on IG.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  44. Your quilt is wonderful! I love the added touch of the big stitches and the binding! Some little baby is going to love this for years to come!! Garden Dreamer is a beautiful new line...love the bee fabric!

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  45. What *sweet* baby quilt! Love the detail of the hand stitching. I follow Bernie on IG and now on FB too!

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  46. I just became a follower on Instagram. Thanks to this shop for the giveaway.

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  47. I am now following her on Instagram.

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  48. I follow Bernie on Instagram already, so now I'm following her on Facebook too! Just ordered this bundle from her shop! Love your quilt and can't wait to work with my new fabric! :)

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  49. What a sweet quilt! I love the combination of machine quilting and hand quilting that you did. I follow Bernie on Instagram. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. Lovely baby quilt. I like the way you added the big stitch quilting between the machine quilting. Lovely fabrics. I very much enjoyed all the eye candy at the new Needle and foot. I am now following on both FB and Instagram. Thank you ... :) Pat

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  51. What a cute baby quilt and I love the hand and machine quilting combination. I follow needle and foot on Facebook.

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  52. Love your quilt. thanks for sharing the quilting ideas. I am starting a baby quilt and would love to try this.

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  53. Following on FB .. I love the colors on the fabric line.

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  54. I chose BOTH options because I don't want to miss a thing! Love you quilt and enjoyed your post.

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  55. Following on Instagram. Love your baby quilt!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  56. Congrats to Bernie! I've been her follower on IG for a long time!

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  57. I follow on Instagram. Thanks for the giveaway. Love this quilt pattern. Perfect for these fabrics.

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  58. I followed Needle and Foot on IG.

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  59. I love your quilt!
    I followed N&F on FB

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  60. To Facebook and followed Foot and Needle! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  61. Lovely quilt. Followed needle and foot on facebook

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  62. I did both as it seems like a good online store to follow. :-) Thanks for the chance!

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  63. I believe you meant Needle and Foot? I was already following on Instagram and liked Bernie's Facebook page. I wish her nothing but good times with her new shop. Cheryl, your quilt is filled with sweet touches that I simply love! Terrific job. I love the Garden Dreamer prints! So perfect for a baby quilt.

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  64. Following on IG. Nice to have this kickoff on the first day of spring. Your fabric choice reminds me of what is ahead in spring, just not here yet.

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  65. Following by Facebook!
    yoyopattycakes @ Hotmail dot com

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  66. I am now following them on Instagram! missysaprons@gmail.com

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  67. I am now a Facebook follower. Love your baby quilt and interesting about the thread weights you used for quilt. The quilt is awesome inspiration.

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  68. Such a sweet baby quilt! I follow Bernie at needleandfoot on IG. She is very helpful and has great stuf!

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  69. I follow on Facebook!! renae8281@aol.com

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  70. I follow on Instagram. @Ioleen.kimmel

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  71. Great fabrics for a baby quilt and I love the hand quilting detail! Thanks for the intro to Needle and Foot. I followed over on IG.

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  72. I followed on IG. I don't do Facebook.

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  73. I'm following on IG @karries3
    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  74. I don't do FB, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Maureen's fabrics are nice and so is your quilt.

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  75. I'm drooling over those fabrics...yummy. I just liked Bernie on Facebook, I've been an Instagram follower for a while now :)

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  76. I love beautiful fabrics so it was easy to follow on FB. Pretty new baby quilt and I am in love with the quilting on it. Fabulous job and wonderful gift.

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  77. I follow on facebook. Love the quilt, and the colors!

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  78. Now following Needle and Foot on FB.

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  79. I follow needeleandfoot on IG. I am amyinuk_ .

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  80. I follow needeleandfoot on IG. I am amyinuk_ .

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  81. I follow Needle and Foot on IG.

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  82. Hiya Cheryl!!! I followed needleandfoot on both Instagram and Facebook. She has some lovely fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway. Hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  83. I started following on instagram
    sharongalli@gmail.com

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  84. I follow Needle and Foot on Instagram. Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  85. I love all of Maureen's fabrics and just got my order of Garden Dreamer. After winning a few of the FQs, I just had to have them all. Following Needle and Foot on IG.

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  86. I love Maureen's fabrics also! I'm following Needle and Foot on Instagram.

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  87. following on IG. best of luck with your new shop.

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  88. Following on Instagram as mumbird3! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. What a lovely gift for his teacher! I'm following needle and foot on Instagram.

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  90. Following the wonderful Needle and Foot on both Facebook and Instagram, so I can catch up if away from home and use my smart phone. Cannot risk missing out on new posts. What delightful bright and cheery fabrics, and a wonderful baby quilt,

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  91. Beautiful quilt-- such a lucky new Mom to have your kiddo in class! I follow Needle and Foot on IG :)

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  92. I followed on Facebook. This is such a cute quilt. I love that big stitch quilting! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  93. Super cute quilt - the hand stitching really adds a special touch! I followed Needle and Foot on Instagram.

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  94. Thanks for sharing your quilt. Was it hard to quilt by hand with the perle cotton through all 3 layers? I've not attempted this because I thought it would be hard on my hands. I followed on instagram @lolly2430

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  95. I am now following Needle and Foot on Facebook

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  96. Facebook is the place for me to comment
    Thanks for the chance

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  97. Love the fabric and the baby quilt! what a awesome job you did on the quilting! I'm following on FB

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  98. What a lovely bundle of fabric for the baby quilt! love it!

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  99. This is such a pretty colour palette! I'm now following Needle and Foot on IG.

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  100. This is really a pretty quilt. Feminine without being too pastel-y. I follow Bernie in IG and FBT. She's awesome!

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  101. You did a nice job on your quilt. I am following Needle and Foot via Instagram and FB. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway!

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  102. DARLING quilt Cheryl! I love the big stitch touch you added. Yay for another sweet baby girl in the world; my neighbour had her little one March 8 and I got to hold her at 3 days old! Nothing like it IMHO. I follow Bernie on Instagram!

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  103. Wishing your new shop success. I am following on IG

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  104. I love the baby quilt! What a wonderful gift. I'm following the Foot and Needle on Instagram. Thanks for the fun!

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  105. I follow Needle & Foot on Instagram under jonquilsgrdn. Happy birthday baby girl!! Such a spring- like palette for her quilt.

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  106. I'm following Needle & Foot on IG. Your baby quilt is so pretty! I love the fabrics and the big stitch quilting.

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  107. What a sweet baby quilt. I follow on Instagram.

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  108. Adorable quilt! I am following needle and foot in IG. (@makingwhatever)

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  109. I am following on Instagram. Thank you! Love the quilt. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  110. Cute baby quilt. I am following on FB.

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  111. Beautiful quilt Cheryl! I follow Bernie on IG and FB.

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  112. So beautiful! And I didn't know you could use different weight threads in a sewing machine! 😳 I am following on Instagram now.

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  113. I am a social media rebel and don't have either of those types of accounts :( , but your quilt is lovely and I am excited for this blog hop to see everyone's creations!

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  114. Now following Needle and Foot on Facebook. What a clever name for a sewing site!! Loved the fabrics seen as I browsed the shop. Thanks for the introduction, Cheryl.

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  115. I am following Needle and Foot on Instagram, I love your quilt - great design :-)

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  116. *Beautiful* fabrics!!
    ... And I love your *Wonderful* quilt!!
    That touch of hand quilting is SO perfectly lovely and personal... Makes it especially dear to the heart!!
    (I am now following Foot and Needle on Instagram.... "Pajtr")
    Thank you!
    Pat T.

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  117. I have that bee fabric. I'm going to have to use it to make a quilt now. I'm following Needle and Foot on Instagram.

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  118. I'm following Needle and Foot on Facebook.

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  119. I now 'like' Needle and Foot on Facebook. Thanks for this chance!

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  120. I followed Needle & Foot on Facebook. What a cute baby quilt. I like Maureen Cracknell's fabric designs also. Thank you and Bernie for the chance to win. momoftana at yahoo dot com

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  121. I followed Needle and Foot on Instagram

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  122. I hopped onto your Instagram page to follow you!

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  123. Hi Cheryl: I already follow needle and foot on instagram.

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  126. Fantastic new quilt! Following needle and foot in Instagram!

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  127. Hi there. I'm following needle and foot on instagram. Thanks for the giveaway info.

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  128. I follow on instragram where I learned of this hop. Super fun quilt and I especially like the use of the yellow strips!

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  129. I follow them on Facebook. I love the little bee fabric in your set. x

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  130. I follow Needle & Foot on IG =)

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  131. Love your baby quilt, and the stitching! I'm wondering what sulky thread is, and what size the quilt is? I'm now following Bernie on Facebook!

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  132. I didn't realise Bernie had a FB page, but I'm following now. I am so useless with Instagram though, I so have it, but I STILL don't know how to use it properly.

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  133. I now follow on instagram. Great fabric!

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  134. I'm following Needle and Foot on Instagram. Beautiful things!

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  135. I'm following Needle and Foot on Instagram. The baby quilt was beautiful. I especially liked the quilting you did - both machine and hand!

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  136. I follow her on FB. your quilt is so pretty. wonderful fabrics

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  137. It's really a cute baby quilt! I'm following her on FB.

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  138. Following you both on Instagram. Great quilt, great gift! Thanks for the chance.

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  139. I follow Needle and Foot on Bloglovin.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  140. I'm following on Instagram. I like your non-traditional take on a baby quilt!

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  141. I'm following on Instagram as WalkingWithFeathers!

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  142. WOW - your quilt is beautiful - and I'm following Needle and Foot via FB - thanks.

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  143. Your quilt is gorgeous and since I am a hand quilter, I love those details in your quilt. I am following Needle and Foot via IG via @winkowl

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  144. I am following Needle and Foot on Facebook (MPaula Whelan). I love how the big hand stitching looks like a dotted border around the blocks as if they are framed.

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  145. I'm a follower of N&F on facebook. I love the stitching choices you made with this baby quilt Cheryl, especially the light green pearl cotton hand stitches. It gives it such a wonderful look!

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  146. I'm following on Instagram, where I am @wordygirl11.

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  147. I like the extra interest provided by the big stitch hand quilting added to your baby quilt; I must remember this technique and try it soon. I'm following N&F on
    Facebook.

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  149. I follow Needle & Foot via IG under Chanzy01

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  150. I follow Needle & Foot via Instagram Chiska williams

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  151. I followed Needle and Foot on both Facebook and Instagram. What a beautiful quilt!

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  152. I'm following on Instagram. Thanks!

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  153. I follow on Instagram. My user name is sckett

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  154. I followed needle and foot on facebook

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  155. Lucky baby who gets that quilt! I am now following Needle and Foot on IG (@agalinsweden)

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  156. Lucky baby who gets that quilt! I am now following Needle and Foot on IG (@agalinsweden)

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  157. Gorgeous quilt! I follow on FB (Piroska B...)

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  158. Hello! Love the blog tour! I follow Needle and Foot on Instagram and on Facebook!

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  159. Love your quilt! Great way to use this beautiful bundle. I follow on Facebook as Calypso H.

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