Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer in the Country Blog Hop


Welcome to the "Summer in the Country Blog Hop".

One of my greatest joys, was becoming an ambassador for Island Batik.
Our goal is to show you, all the wonderful fabrics they have to offer,
with a little inspiration long the way!


My project, "Summer Fun" from "The Quilt Company", 
(You can find more on this pattern HERE.)
is primarily from the Island Batik "Flower Fields" collection.

I absolutely fell in love with the pattern when I found it,
 and was thrilled, to be able to bring it to life, with these gorgeous batiks!

It's a real "Summer in the Country", delight!

Just take a look at these blocks, close up...


Reminds me of those lemonade stands, from my 
childhood days!


 Oh, now if only that teeny weeny bikini still fit!
LOL!!


The snap, crackle and pop of fireworks!


Strawberries... jelly, jam, pie, shortcake..,
Yummy yummy!


 I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Every flavor in the rainbow.


Sailing away, on a warm summer day!
Even if only in my mind.
:-)


Now, that's what summer in my country, is all about!


 Embellishments, I do love embellishments.
They are so much fun to play with.


They lend so much personality, and really bring things to life!

Here's my "Island Batik" fabric lineup!
  (All the sunshine you could imagine, rolled into one quilt)


 From the "Flower Fields" collection...
Left to right....

111509193
111505101
111517167
111505165
111505100
111502078
111504079
111504102


111505174
111516164
111505170
111505190
111517099
111501168
111517075
111512077


For the background and added contrast, I added these batiks...

Almond from the Neutral collection
BE 24-D1 from the Blenders collection
BE 25-F1 from the Blenders collection
111517141 from the Country Fair collection
111518113 from the Country Fair collection
111502107 from the Country Fair collection
111504144 from the Country Fair collection
111512090 from the Country Fair collection


I do believe, that this is the brightest "barn" quilt I've ever seen.
Too, bad it won't weather well!
 :-)
What makes summer in the MooseStash, even more special...
bar cookies. 
They are fast and easy, and so portable for picnics.

My all time fave, is an ole family secret...never before shared...

LOL!
 There is just no sense, in messing with perfection.
Never have I been able to out-do these delicious bars!

But I do have another fave, that I just have to share. 

Hungry Girls 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares
So darn yummy...

But the best part is they are low fat and low calorie too!
I know your probably asking just how, they could possibly taste all that great???
Well...they are made with canned pumpkin.
It makes them so fudgy and delicious!

Get the recipe right HERE, and see for yourself!


Lastly, I've got a little give-a-way.

This fun little Susie bag, and 4 fat quarters of 
Island Batik fabrics.

Leave me a comment.
 Let me know what you would do, with these gorgeous fabrics.
 With the help of Random.org, I will pick one winner on Sept 5th, 
the last day of the hop.
(include your email, if your a no-reply blogger)
;-)

Now, I really have to go, I'm headed outside to enjoy my country...

With a bar cookie or two in hand!
;-)
Be sure to visit my fellow ambassadors.
They are all "rocking" the summer, with their 
batik beauties!

8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/22 – Pamela Quilts
8/26 – For Quilts Sake
8/28 – Bejeweled Quilts
8/29 – Tamarinis
8/30 – KISSed Quilts – Part 2
8/31 – Beaquilter
9/4 – Made In Scraps


Thanks Island Batik!








104 comments:

  1. Your summer fun quilt is fabulous!

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  2. A lovely, bright quilt!
    The FQs are perfect for a tote!

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  3. Wow! I love your quilt and all the little extras! I would make a table topper for my lanai. The bag is too cute! Thanks for the great recipe and giveaway.

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  4. My son and his new wife have just become the 8th generation to live at our southern Ohio farm. I'm thinking of a sampler quilt, but incorporating brighter fabrics.

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  5. I love batiks Flower Fields are GREAT! My granddaughter just bought a house & wants table runners - perfect!

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  6. I'd piece a quilt with them. They're so sunshiney
    llamance@hotmail.com

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  7. Love those bright happy colors. I would use them with some stash batiks I call sherbet colors to make a summery table topper.

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  8. I would make a purse with the fat quarter fabrics. momhooten@gmail.com

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  9. What fantastic samples you stitched up for us today. So pretty in their sunny and bright colored batiks. With all the table runners I'm making for Christmas Gifts, they would be put to good use, especially since I have very few batiks left in my stash. Thanks not only for the giveaway opportunity, but for the luscious looking baked goods. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  10. I would use the fabrics to make blocks for a friend who just last night at guild told me she would like her birthday and Christmas blocks in batiks. I have made a couple of those bags, yours if very cheery! Might have to make another if I win.

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  11. Your quilt that you made is just beautiful! The use of the fabric is amazing! Thanks for sharing, I would make a little quilt for my Great Granddaughter. It would be perfect, and I love the little bag.

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  12. Beautiful quilt Joan and I showed my dad and Builder Bob your post about the old car being transformed into a pond. They both thought it was pretty neat!

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  13. That quilt is GORGEOUS!! LOVE it, and you couldn't sneak a moose in a bikini in there? LOL

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  14. I loved your quilt. So much fun. I would love to win. Maybe use the batiks for a tablerunner or a purse.
    Thanks

    Paula Louceiro
    paula.louceiro@yahoo.com.br

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  15. I would add them into a quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  16. Oh these are scrumptious colors! I'm thinking a beach tote for my Granddaughter! Those colors will make her beautiful little eyes just pop!! Plus getting the brownie points will get me closer to the coveted "Best Nana in the world" award! LOL

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  17. Those bar cookies look delicious and so does the fabric. Don't know what I would make, but I'm sure to find something. .

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  18. HI - I love your new outdoor space, even made my husband look at your pictures. Bright fat quarters are always fun. I would use them in a paper-pieced project I'm starting. Love batiks - love the ones you are using. I use the same lemon bar recipe! Have you tried the enhanced recipe with cream cheese as the middle layer? It's excellent. I never have any left when I send them downstairs when DH and his friends run trains. I've learned to take out my piece before they go downstairs.

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  19. Man, I'd make more of those Susie bags. They are da bomb.
    sjhughson@gmail.com

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  20. Love your creativity with the bright and happy batiks, very pretty. I would use the fats to make bright stars for a lap quilt.

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  21. That quilt is really adorable, and the Island Batik fabric really makes it glow.

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  22. I love your quilt,, it is so happy and cheerful! I like making small gifts for the granddaughters, I'd love to create a small quilt with those fabrics.

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  23. Those bars sound so yummy! Your quilt is so fun, and I would use the FQ's in a summery, happy quilt.

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  24. Wow - the quilt is lovely - so bright and cheerful!!! and I love lemon squares too! I love the little bag pattern - those fabrics would make a cute one! Thanks for sharing (like the pond photo too!!) mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  25. wow your quilt is gorgeous. I love all the bright and fun summery things going on.. I remember my mom making these lemon bars for us five kids as a treat every once in a while. So I did the same for our kids. And now even they don't have kids of their own yet they are still doing it for them selves. Thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  26. Amazing quilt. Thank you for sharing. I would make a tote with the lovely fabric. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  27. The quilt is so cheery and cute, love the border treatment. If I should win your give away, I think it would be the beginning of collecting fabrics for that lovely quilt..thanks

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  28. I am planning on making totes/bags for Christmas presents. So these fabrics would be fantastic for those. Thanks

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  29. I am planning on making totes/bags for Christmas presents. So these fabrics would be fantastic for those. Thanks

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  30. Love, love, love your quilt! You are right- the Island Batik fabrics just make it sing!

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  31. Lovely quilt. I would use them in a table runner.

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  32. Fun post! The recipe sounds good. I love table runners, and purses. These would be fun in either.

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  33. I would love to make a new fall table runner

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  34. I loved reading your post! I would make a fall floral tabletopper if I win. Thank you for offering such a nice giveaway!

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  35. I might make some sort of orange and yellow flower blocks with white centers and green stems. They're saying flower garden to me. ;) Love your summer sampler!

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  36. I would make lots of hexies!

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  37. I'd make placemats-such nice colors!

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  38. gorgeous quilt! you are so talented!

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  39. Love the batiks. I would like to make a bag with them.

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  40. What a beautiful quilt, the detail is amazing. I think I would use these to make a quilted case for my sunglasses. The colours just shout summer to me.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  41. HELLO, what a neat post today! Love your projects! Love the little Bird!!!
    I'd love to make me a summer shopping tote with these!
    Thanks for sharing a pretty giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  42. Very nice job love the ideas and the colors are to die for Iwould make a tote bag or a nice table runner....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  43. I love those blocks, they're so fun and make such a cute quilt. I would make a cushion with those batiks.

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  44. I do love Island Batik fabrics because they really do bring each block to life. This is the cutest Summer quilt and has everything about Summer that I love. You have done an amazing job creating such a lovely quilt. Thank you sew very much for hopping. I would use these Island Batik fabrics for Dress a Girl Around the World.

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  45. Have a new grandbaby coming in Feb. and am looking for stash to start making baby things. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  46. Joan that quilt is so adorable - and such beautiful details! blessings, marlene

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  47. Joan, your quilt is so awesome. I really love all the embellishments that you added. It just adds so much more cuteness to the quilt. Thank you for the giveaway. I would use these fabrics on my applique quilt that I am making.

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  48. Your quilt is adorable. I do love the bright colors. I am always appliqueing so I would use the fabrics in my present project

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  49. You did a really good job. I would make yo yo's. Thanks

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  50. Wow, what an inspiring post, thanks for sharing all the eye candy!
    I think I would have to make a few more of those cute little Susie bags with those FQs - that is so cute!!

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  51. That summer quilt is one of the prettiest I've seen. You always do an amazing job and with lots of humor!! :) Love the Island Batiks and those batiks in your giveaway certainly scream summer - I need a summer door hanging. Love that fountain; I'll bet there is none other like it! lol

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  52. I would use the fabric to add to my English Paper Piecing project.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  53. These make me think of citrus. First thing that popped into my head was half dresdens to look like fruit.

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  54. Love your quilt, your blog and your yard decorations! As for the fabric.....I am a beginner quilter trying to make a quilt for my grand daughter and she loves bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. I love your quilt! I would use the fabric in a quilt, it is so pretty!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  56. I totally adore your quilt. Wonderful! It screams summer.

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  57. Love the quilt, it's so bright and happy. Thanks for the link to the pattern. I'm going to the store tomorrow and added the lemon bar mix to my grocery list. I would use the fabric in a quilt of course. - Rina

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  58. Your Quilt is sooooo Awesome!!! Such talented creativity you have!!! & I love your new Landscapeing project too! (see...there's more creativity!! lol) Love it all! Thanks for sharing Secret Bar's Recipe..& the Fudgey one too...definitely plan to try!

    Thanks for the fun & Summery give-a-way!! Would loooove to Win! :) Would use the fabrics in a Fun Pillow or two! :)

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  59. Yummy quilt. Your embellishments are so much fun....and the car....well...it makes me smile really big every time I see it.

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  60. What wonderful eye candy! I love your fun quilt and the Susie bag, and the car is delightful. And peanut butter fudge - swoon! I would add some floral batiks to these yummy fat quarters and make a summery quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Wow, your quilt is amazing! The giveaway bag is super cute and I love the fabrics. They look like a perfect start for a bright summer table runner. Thanks for sharing, I'm drooling over all the fabulous things in your post!

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  62. Love your quilt - so happy! These fabrics would be perfect for new cushion covers for my patio furniture. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  63. Your quilt is fantastic and so much fun to look at! I would make a table runner with these fabrics. Thanks for sharing.
    mfhagopian@aol.com

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  64. Your summery quilt is very cute! For the give away fabrics, I would add a purple, and try to make the little popsicle quilt from yesterday's Island Batik blog hop :) Thank you for the nice give away :)

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  65. Just found your blog. Love it! Please enter me for the give away. My email is kayehlavaty@yahoo.com.

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  66. Your quilt is just adorable! I also love to embellish! I have a GFG hexie quilt in progress using brights and setting with black-these batiks would be a great addition to this project!

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  67. Great quilt, a lot of work but it was worth it!! I think I would add a few pieces from my stash and make a summery table runner.

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  68. You have outdone yourself with that summer quilt, Joan. That is stunning. I love the beach gal behind the drape!! I would use those batiks to work on my NYBeauty blocks.

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  69. Love your summer quilt. It is really cute, and perfect for the batiks. Love your pond, especially the waterfall.

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  70. Very cute quilt!! Looks like it took hours and hours of work. Cute pond. I've always wanted a pond but since I refuse to dig the hole myself. I'll just enjoy others. I'll have to show the pic to my hubby as he might use his old pick-up truck for the waterfall part and then I'd get one. I've never used batiks yet so would just love the chance to try them in some wall quilt. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  71. Love those citrus colors. Would love to make a bright rainbow quilt!

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  72. I have been making these fun little zipper pouches/bags for pencils and school supplies for the kids and their friends. These would be great to make a few more in fun colors.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  73. I am in search of great brights for a baby quilt . These would be perfect

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  74. These beautiful fat quarters would make a wonderful tote for a child or senior for charity.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  75. I have yet to see a batik fabric that I didn't like! I would use my winning batik bundle to make a colorful table runner for my hutch.

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  76. Great little pattern, and even greater batiks! I'd love to win your wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Diane

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  77. Great little pattern, and even greater batiks! I'd love to win your wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Diane

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  78. I am doing a demo on small projects for our ASG group. I would use for some of the projects.

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  79. I am currently working on an applique quilt and the batiks, and colors, would work perfectly. Thanks for a chance.

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  80. Oh wow the fabric and the pattern.!!!

    Drhodes9@cox.net

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  81. I love your Summer quilt, so cute and beautiful details! I would lve to win this adorable little bag, and these gorgeous batik fabrics! And I would probably make a quilt with them, or a table runner.

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  82. Loving the quilt thanks for all the close ups Super hot still here in Az with no end in sight maybe an insulated wine bag thanks for the giveaway. PS. love lemon bars too.

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  83. Thanks for the chocolate recipe ;-) Cute quilt, love all these details. Would love to win also, to make a sweet quilt

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  84. Love your quilt...so fun. I would use the fabric to make small zipper bags for the holidays. I just love batiks! akronne17@gmail.com

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  85. I love all the details in your Summer quilt. I would make a table topper with those pretty batiks.

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  86. I would use these in my Alaskan qult.

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  87. beautiful work. I'm not sure what I'd do with the fabric if I won but know this they will be put to use. thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  88. Oh your summer quilt is delightful. I am making needle holders for my friends for holiday gifts, with some embroidery on the front. These fabrics would be great for them. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  89. I would love to use those fabrics in a table runner or a wall hanging so I could look at them all the time. I love the quilt of sum mer activities made with the batiks. I plan on making some of those Susie bags so using those fat quarters for a bag would be great!

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  90. Such a lovely quilt. I like the bag. If I won the giveaway, I would make an infinity scarf to go with the bag.
    quilt.n.away@gmail.com

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  91. What a cute bag! I love the bright colors and would probably make more bags.

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  92. I will make some more little zipper bags. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  93. I would use the fabric in a scrappy quilt I'm working on! Such great colors.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  94. Your bag is really lovely. The batik colours to giveaway are quite citrussy and I would like to make a summer table topper for my kitchen.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  95. Wonderful quilt, I love your embellishments charms! Island batik colors are so shiny! I would like to make a summer table runner!
    Greetings, Rina.
    june(dot)seven60(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. I can see an appliquéd bug out of those fabrics. Maybe a Potato Chip bag. Love the bright ones and whites are always used since they make everything look so crisp. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your pond/waterfall.

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  97. Oh, My. I love your quilt. You have caught summer perfectly in it.

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  98. I'd love to make a few zippered pouches!

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  99. I would use them in a star quilt I'm making for my daughter. sarah@forrussia.org

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  100. I would use them in a Northern Wilderness quilt.

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  101. I would add them to a Halloween quilt. That green looks perfect for a frog! That dessert looks delicious too.

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  102. I would use them to make some cute Citrus Trivets I just saw on this blog hop!

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