Friday, 21 February 2014

Bees of a Feather quilt and a GIVEAWAY!

**The giveaway is now closed**

Ta Dah!

Here is my Bees of a Feather quilt:


Ok these are clearly not the grand reveal photos I was hoping for. No that's my 6' tall husband standing on a ladder after it totally poured with rain and was rather windy!



I did get some pictures earlier in the week before I washed the quilt. I snuck into my neighbours garden and threw it over their big fence and then their slightly worse for the weather shed!



The quilt measures approximately 85 x 100" and is VERY hard to take a nice picture of in winter, in the wet, in my little suburban house with a rubbish camera. So forgive me and I hope you gain some sense of its magnificence! 

The feather block is from this Anna Maria Horner pattern.

This quilt would simply not exist without the help of two very wonderful groups of ladies. My Scrappy? Sew Bee It! bee made me the first round of feathers back in October 2012 and then the Bee A Brit Stingy crew made me another set in January 2013. They did a fantastic job and I love having a quilt made by friends that have taught me so much and really inspired me. 

Thank you to AnnikaCarlaCatherineCharlotteChristianeColletteDeborahDebraDiEmilyErin
HelenJanJanetJanineJeanneJessJodi, KarenLisa, May, Nicky (twice!), RosaSana and Sheila for making the feather blocks and making it such a special quilt. Honorary thanks to Helen for her always excellent advice.
there's another row on the other side of the fence!

I had a lot of fun piecing the feathers, though at times it was like a puzzle. I added some low volume prints here and there to make the rows the same size. 


The back was done 'jelly roll race' style with wide strips of prints I love that I cut from stash. A couple of these prints were given to me by other friends so it's nice to include them.


Thankfully I was able to use the fusible wadding to baste the quilt, I wouldn't have enough pins and just couldn't face anything else! It worked like a dream, has been through the wash and is lovely and crinkly soft. I would definitely use it again and for those that hate basting you should give it a go. 



I hand quilted with Aurifil 12wt cotton in 4241 for the stems and 2214 (a gorgeous deep golden colour) around the feathers. I used a milliners needle and had no problem hand quilting the fusible wadding with the thicker thread.    


Since the weather is still miserable and cold this will keep us snug on top of the duvet and brighten up our bedroom. Another check off my FAL list :)

**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED**

Now for the giveaway!



My sponsor Minerva Crafts are kindly offering one reader the chance to win your choice of four fat quarters of The Design Studio Collection by Camelot Fabrics. These are really beautiful prints and you get to pick any four!



For your chance to win just leave a comment telling me which four prints you would chose and what you would make with them!

If you are No Reply or unsure then please leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you.

The giveaway is open internationally until 28th February and a winner will be chosen by random.org.


Good luck, I'm off to work on another quilt that's been in progress for the last 2 years!

Linking up to TGIFF at Amy's Crafty Shenanigans this week and finish it up friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

Fresh Poppy Design

133 comments:

  1. Absolutely brilliant finish Lucy. It is a stunning quilt, and well done for hand quilting it - beautiful.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I would choose:
    Blue Herringbone, Blue Hexagons, Yellow Pinstripe Chevron and Multi Herringbone. I would actually love to use them as bindings on cushion covers or miniquilts - they are nice and bright and that is what I love :-)

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  2. That's an amazing quilt- the colours really do stand out in the drab weather ;) I love the jelly roll race back too, I probably wouldn't mind piecing a back if I did it that way.

    My choices are: Blue Herringbone, Grey Herringbone (total favourite), Black and White Fretwork and Blue Pinstripe Chevron. And I'd probably use them in cushions or bags!

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  3. I would choose the grey hexagons, white mandorla, grey herringbone, and blue herringbone. I am trying to bolster my stash of greys for an EPP quilt I'd like to make someday, and the blue herringbone is just so lovely I'm sure I can find a use for it :) thanks for the giveaway!

    your feather quilt is truly fantastic! how lovely to have blocks made by so many friends :) it isn't easy getting pictures of a quilt that big, regardless of the weather. I think you did an admirable job.

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  4. The 2nd row of blues, I am working on a Blue Quilt for me.....

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  5. Your feathers are just stunning. That is a large quilt and you did a great job on the quilting. I'm going to have to check out that pattern.

    I would choose the yellow line - yellow deco fans, gray dahlia, yellow hexagons and gray herringbone. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. Beautiful work!! I love them. :)

    Clearly, I would chose any of the blues - look, I can prove it, I already have! :)
    http://theboredzombie.com/2013/10/the-bruiser-a-new-quilt-for-bloggers-quilt-festival.html

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  7. What a beauty of a quilt! Those pops of colours against the lv is just so so gorgeous!!
    And that hand quilting looks perfect!!!

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  8. wow, it's fabulous! Well done! I'd chose the blue and black chevrons, the blue and purple shell type things, the blue and purple hexagons and the blue and purple zigzags (so much easier if they had names!). I'd possibly make a bag.

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  9. I would chose the blue mandorla, the blue dahlia, the grey and blue deco fans and the blue and grey fretwork. I would work them into my next quilt that is destined for my daughters rooms.

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  10. I like the three mandorla prints and the blue & grey fretwork. These would be nice for pillows.

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  11. Your quilt is a masterpiece and I'm so happy to have been a very small part of it! What a treasure.

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  12. What a lovely quilt and congratulations for battling against the elements to get some photos.
    I'd pick the black & white dahlia, the grey & white deco fans, the grey mandorla and the white mandorla for a monochrome (ish) quilt I have in mind.

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  13. oooooooooooooooooooooh - it's perfect!!!!!!!

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  14. Yay! Such a wonderful finish! I love how the feathers have different backgrounds, especially that surprise one on the bottom left. The backing is awesome too!

    As for prints, I would choose Yellow & Gray Hexagons, Fretwork, Deco Fans and Pinstripe Chevron. My sister has been requesting a yellow and gray quilt for quite a while now and I should probably make it happen!

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  15. They are all beautiful, but my favorites are Grey Pin Stripe Chevron, Gret & White Deco Fans, Blue Mandoria, and Blue Pin Stripe Chevron. I would make some new cushions for my sofa. Thanks!

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  16. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    I'll grab Yellow & Gray Deco Fans, Gray Herringbone, multi herringbone, and Yellow pinstripe chevron! I would have fun with them and make a tote bag or a purse.

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  17. I love your bee quilt - so nice that twp bees have helped. My King King wonky was made by two bees too.
    Lovely fabrc giveaway - my favs are Blue Herringbone, Grey Herringbone, White Mandorla and Grey Mandorla.

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  18. Your feathers quilt is fabulous!
    I'd pick Blue & Gray Deco Fans, Gray Herringbone, Multi Herringbone and Yellow Hexagons. Thanks for the chance!

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  19. I love the feathers, an awesome quilt. Some of my fav are Red Geometric Roses, Sewing Pins, Sewing Tools and Orange/Multi Tape Measure Sewing Print

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  20. Pretty feather quilt. My choices: White Mandorla; Gray Mandorla, Blue Mandorla, Blue Dahlia. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  21. OMG I LOVE THIS QUILT! Yay it is done Lucy! You must feel awesome... Whew hew!

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  22. Yellow & Grey deco fans, Gray Pinstripe Chevron, Blue Mandorla, and Black & White Dahlia!

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  23. lovely quilt! I would love blue and grey deco fans, grey dahlia, Grey mandorla, white mandorla. Thanks!

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  24. yay for you Lucy! The quilt is beautiful, I love the way you laid out the feathers and I bet it's so fun to admire each one and the fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway! I would choose grey and white deco fans, blue herringbone, blue dahlia, grey dahlia.

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  25. Really tough choices, but I picked gray mandorla, blue herringbone, multi herringbone, and black and white fretwork.

    Your feather quilt is wonderful.

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  26. I love how the feathers quilt turned out. Glad to be part of it. x

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  27. I love your quilt. I would choose blue dahlia, black and white dahlia, blue and gray deco fans, and gray dahlia. I would make a bag as a gift for my daughter for her to keep her knittting things in.

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  28. Yellow and Gray Deco Fans, Yellow Hexagons, White Mandorla and Gray Dahlia would be my choices. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  29. Your quilt is a masterpiece!!! You should be really proud. :)
    Love that line of fabric! I love the Multi herringbone, blue dahlia, blue hexagons, and the gray mandorla.

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  30. delighted to see your quilt finished, it was seeing your quilt blogged online that encouraged me to begin sewing again.
    I would pick the four yellow and grey print fabrics, if I was lucky enough

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  31. I like the yellow pinstripe chevron, the yellow hexagons, the yellow & gray fretwork and the yellow & gray deco fans. I would make a cute little sundress for my granddaughter, Nellie. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  32. Love the fans and the fretwork - probably in yellow/grey - and then the grey herringbone and dahlias to go with it.

    The feather quilt is amazing!! I keep sketching and sketching feather designs but haven't gone for it yet.

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  33. Gray dahlia
    Gray herringbone
    Blue dahlia
    Yellow and gray deco fan

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  34. What a stunning quilt!!! Not sure what I did to deserve honorary thanks but I'll take it anyway!

    I'd choose black&white fretwork, blue herringbone, grey hexagons and blue mandorla - thank you!!

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  35. Love them all but I would take black and white dahlia, blue dahlia, blue hexagon and grey mandorla

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  36. Your feathers quilt is awesome, I actually owe a bee member 2 feathers but I am uneasy about doing this pattern, I just don't really get how to make them. Fantastic giveaway, Gray Hexagons, White Mandorla, Multi Herringbone, Blue Dahlia, lovely!

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  37. Love the quilt, and am in awe of someone hand quilting all that... These are pretty fabrics, If I were the lucky one, I would be wishing for , multi herringbone, blue and grey fretwork, blue and grey fans, and grey mandorla.

    Thanks Lucy!

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  38. i would choose the second row of blues because i am running low on blues and seem to keep having great grand boys and i always make them quilts

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  39. Love the quilt finish, well done! And what a fab giveaway, love the prints, especially the Herringbones, B&W Fretwork, and Gray Mandorla ;o)

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  40. hard to choose they are all so fresh and modern...i love your feather quilt

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  41. Your feather quilt turned out gorgeous! It's the perfect pattern for a bee quilt.
    As for the giveaway, I'd probably choose the blue and multicolored herringbone prints, and the blue and yellow hexagon prints.

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  42. Lucy, your feather quilt is stunning! I want one ; ) So happy to have a small part in it.
    I think I would choose four fabrics that have turquoise in them. I am loving that colour. Thanks,

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  43. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Well done all involved xxx

    I think the 4 prints in yellow would make great cushions to brighten up the grey days xxx

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  44. I would choose - blue dhalia, black and white dhalia, grey herringbone and yellow and grey fans
    I would make a patchwork throw x

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  45. I would pick some yellos and greens for burp cloths

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  46. The quilt looks amazing Lucy, so glad to have been a part of it.
    Great giveaway, I would choose the yellow feathers, blue dahlia, blue hexies and the other yellow too

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  47. I'm so glad to see this quilt completed - I wondered how it would look when you first posted some pictures of the blocks. And it looks lovely on the shed. It is so hard to show off a big quilt. Showing some of the blocks up close really allows me to see the background fabrics too - thanks.

    As for the give-away all of the fabric are so yummy - I think the yellows would be wonderful and the blue dahlia!

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  48. Congratulations.It`s awesome!!

    I would choose blue dhalia, blue herringbone,Blue Mandorla,Blue hexagons and added them to my Blue Dear Jane fabrics.

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  49. I'd pick blue & gray fretwork, black & white fretwork, blue pinstripe chevron, and gray pinstripe chevron. I'd mix them with some solids for a quilt for my new nephew.
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. Loving your feathers! I haven't braved putting mine together yet.

    I'd go for grey hexagons, grey herringbone, grey and white deco and grey dahlia, and I'd use them to make a bag of course :o)

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  51. That blue and black would be perfect for deco pillows for my living room.....Grey Herringbone, Black white Dalia and Black Pin Strip Chevron, and blue pin strip chevron! They'd be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

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  52. This is a magnificent finish, Lucy! I just love that bright red block in the bottom corner, what a modern touch! And kudos to you for the hand quilting. The back is such a nice compliment to the front. Btw I think that fence photo looks pretty darn good!

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  53. I love that your feather quilt has so much friendship and kindness attached to it and it greatly improves that shed!!
    I will take your advice and treat myself to some fusible wadding lol I dread the basting part so have avoided doing it so far!
    Gosh Id happily give a home to the Blue and Gray Dahlia fabrics and also the Blue and Gray Mandorla. They would tone in with a hexi cover Im making bit by bit - fingers crossed!
    : )
    Lyn

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  54. I'd choose two of the blues, a grey and a yellow :)

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  55. Beautiful quilt! I love everything from the fabric choices to the back to the quilting. Well Done!
    I had a hard time deciding which four prints I would chose but finally settled on these four.
    Blue Dahila
    Gray & White Deco Fans
    Yellow and Gray Fretwork
    Black and White Dahlia
    I think they would make a great weekender bag.

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  56. This is very cool!! Love those feathers.
    I would choose the yellow and blue hexagons and the gray and blue herringbone.

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  57. The guilt is stunning! I would choose the blue herringbone, blue and grey fretwork, gray hexagons, and blue hexagons. They could easily fit into a couple quilt projects I have in the works, though I would probably share the blue with my mom who loves all blue fabrics. (I am so lucky to share my sewing passion with her!)

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  58. Your feather's quilt is beautiful! I'm impressed that you hand quilted it - it's a big one!! I would choose Grey Hexagons, Grey and White Deco Fans, White Mandorla and Grey Pinstripe Chevron.

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  59. Oh my goodness! You quilt made me gasp. It's so beautiful and striking. Thanks for sharing! As for the Design Studio collection, I would choose gray hexagons, gray and white deco fans, gray dahlia, and gray mandorla. I'm planning a quilt that has grayscale prints in strips and brightly colored four patches. Thanks Lucy and Minerva Crafts!

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  60. Blue Dahlia, yellow and grey deco fans, blue and grey deco fans, and white mandorla. Your quilt is amazing!

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  61. Congratulations on a fabulous quilt finish!!!

    I'd choose Gray Hexagons, Blue Dahlia, White Mandorla and Blue Mandorla.

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  62. Love your feather quilt! So pretty!

    I like Multicoloured Chevron, Cheeky Birds, Retro Sewing Machines & Crossword Puzzle

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  63. What a beautiful quilt! I would pick Gray Hexagons, Crossword Puzzle, Blue Hexagons,and, Yellow Hexagons

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  64. Beautiful fabrics. I would choose Blue Mandorla, Blue Hexagons, Yellow hexagons ,Blue herringbone and Blue Dahlia.

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  65. Beautiful fabric indeed. Just 4 OK Blue Mandoria, Grey Mandoria, Blue Hexagons and Multi Herringbone.

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  66. I've been following along this feather quilt for so long! so glad to see you've finished! It's GORGEOUS!

    And the giveaway. How timely! I'm to the pretty-fun part of renovating my downstairs living, dining, kitchen, office, studio...

    My color theme? Gray, aqua, coral or yellow depending on which room, and white. This would be PERFECT for adding in some accent pieces. Artwork, pillows, adding to other fabric for the throw quilts i'll be making for the space. I'm even making my own curtains, seat covers, napkins, everything. so that each piece in those rooms is EXACTLY what i want and love...

    I would pick:
    blue dahlia
    white mandola
    the grey herringbone
    and lastly, either the
    blue herringbone or the yellow herringbone. but probably the blue...

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  67. You must be so proud of this quilt, quite stunning! How long did it take to hand quilt?

    I just love the blue and grey combinations of the fabrics.
    My choices would be:
    Blue and grey fretwork
    Blue Mandorla
    Gray dahlia
    Blue hexagons.

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  68. That Feather quilt is on my someday list–seeing your beautiful big quilt makes me want to work on it soon. My fabric choices for the giveaway are: Gray Herringbone, Gray Mandorla, Yellow and Gray Deco Fans, and Gray Dahlia. They would all be perfect additions to the queen-size quilt I'm working on as part of the Mod-Mod Quilt-Along. You can see my progress so far at the bottom of this post. Thanks for the chance to win some of the fabrics from this beautiful line.

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  69. The quilt is just stunning and needs yo be on my must sew list!! Thanks for a great giveaway too. I would love Blue Dahlia, Blue Mandorla, Gray Mandorla, Gray and White Deco Fans. I would use these in some cushions I want to make.

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  70. The quilt = epic. And the hand quilting is gorgeous. Well done for finishing :-)
    For the fabric I like the little hexies and fans in blue and in grey. What a lovely sponsor!

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  71. Congratulations Lucy, your quilt is stunning. I'm in awe of your hand quilting skills, I wouldn't even attempt to hand quilt a small piece - I'd never finish it! I'd love the two chevron prints for binding and the two leaf prints as blenders. Thanks for the giveaway x

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  72. Fabulous quilt with contributions from fabulous people...and the hand quilting is amazing.

    Thanks for the giveaway I'd love to put some of them appropriately into my Camelot quilt. I'd choose white and blue mandorla and yellow and grey hexagons.

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  73. First and foremost what a lovely quilt! I like the red block, very Denyse Schmidt!!
    I also think the backing is a quilt in itself!
    I would choose the two tone zigzag because it looks perfect for a binder and also the clamshell ones especially the yellow one x

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  74. black and white Dahlia,gray dahlia two of each would be what I would pick.I would love to make a quilt for my little boy Jack.I wish I could win the quilt you made....it looks like a quilt my great grandmother made many years ago...she was Choctaw.

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  75. Love the result!!
    For the giveaway, my pick would be: Blue & Gray Deco Fans, Multi Herringbone, Blue & Gray Fratwork, White Mandorla.

    Thanks so much for the givaway! <3

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  76. I like the gray and blue herringbone and the two fretwork prints. Love this feather quilt!!!

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  77. I would choose yellow and gray fabrics.

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  78. Beautiful quilt!! I'd love to have a go at those feathers one day. In terms of prints, I'd choose grey hexagons, white mandorla, grey mandorla and black and white deco fans. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. your quilt looks amazing. I am wondering how you managed to wash it? my machine would not fit a quilt, so I have to go to the laundrette and stand guard over my precious quilt while it twirls around LOL
    I love the turquoise prints, so I would choose any of those, but you know, I have never ever, used grey fabric, so maybe I should chose the grey hexagons, and blue hexagons.

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  80. Black & White Dahlia, White Mandoria, Blue & Grey Fretwork and Multi Herringbone ... I'm planning a design of my dog, Izzy to frame on my wall and these would be perfect xx

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  81. The quilt came out stunning! Really like the 2 different color backgrounds. Awesome.
    Oh perfect to me would be one yellow and one turquoise each of the fan one gray hexi and one multi chevron. :)

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  82. Beautiful prints. I would choose Blue and Grey Deco Fans, Blue Mandorla, Blue and Grey Fretwork and Blue Dahlia. I would love to make a quilt with these using the English paper piecing technique.

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  83. EEEEEEK it is so gorgeous Lucy - glad to have been part of it TWICE! You have put it together brilliantly!

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  84. I love the picture with the shed. If I won I would pick Blue Dahlia, Gray Dahlia, Blue Herringbone, and Gray Herringbone. I would make a tote bag and pencil carrier for my oldest daughter who happens to be named Dahlia!

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  85. I can't fine the names, but I would choose the black fan one that has the blue dots, the gray, blue, black herringbone, the light blue, dark blue, and gray design, and the hexagons in black! Thanks for the chance to win

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  86. What a gorgeous collection! I would choose:
    black & white fretwork
    grey hexagons
    blue dahlia
    blue & grey fretwork
    I would make either a pretty bag or some storage for my craft room. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. Love, love, love the feathers! Congratulations! You should be very stoked indeed.
    Thanks for the opportunity for some very funky fabrics indeed.....yes please! Funky fabrics would call for some sort of funky, alternative drunkards path I believe and since a good girlfriend of mine has just had a little boy, I'd love to make him something special....so Blue mandorla, Yelow and gray deco fans, Blue hexagons and Blue and gray fretwork would do perfectly. Again, well done on the feathers!
    Jen

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  88. Love your feathers!!!! :)
    I selected: Black Dahlia, Yellow & Gray Deco Fans, Blue Mandorla and Blue Herringbone and with these fabrics along with a few select pieces from my stash I would create my 2014 summer beach quilt! :)

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  89. I like yellow and grey fret work Yellow and grey deco fans blue hexagons and blue pinstripe chevron Thanks for the chance to have these . Love your feathers.

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  90. Hi!!!! Great give away!!!! I like the blue and gray mandoria and the blue and gray dahlia!!!!! I think I would make a fun baby quilt!!!!

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  91. Blue and grey Mandoria would make a wonderful 2-coloured quilt!

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  92. I would choose - blue & gray deco fans, blue dahlia, gray hexagons and gray pinstripe chevron

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  93. I would choose Blue Dahlia, Black & White Dahlia, Grey Mandoria, and Blue Herringbone to make a tote. The whole collection is beautiful, thanks for the chance to win!

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  94. Blue Dahlia, Blue and grey Deco, Blue Mandorla and Grey Mandorla. That would make a few very nice handbags or purses!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  95. Blue pinstripe chevron, grey pinstripe chevron, multi herringbone, yellow pinstripe chevron.

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  96. yellow and blue pinstripe chevron + the grey and blue herringbone

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  97. I would choose the yellow gray deco fans, yellow and gray fretwork, yellow hexagons, and yellow pinstripe chevrons. I would make a baby quilt for my grandson who is due April 29th. My daughter-in-law is decorating his nursery in yellow and gray.

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  98. I made a couple of those feathers for my Stash Bee and they're easier than they look, fortunately.

    I like black and white fretwork, blue hexagons, grey pinstripe chevron, blue pinstripe chevron

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  99. Congratulations on such a wonderful finish- your feather quilt is divine!!! I love that you hand quilted it. Thanks for mentioning the fusible batting, I'll keep an eye out for it. Great giveaway but I'll decline from entering, I've got fabric taking over every cupboard in my house.

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  100. I would choose blue hexagons, blue dahlia, deco & stripe. I would make either a table runner or pillows.

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  101. Lovely to see that quilt finished and a great job on the piecing and handquilting too Lucy! Of course I had to track down my own block immediately :-)
    I never win, but should you happen to draw my number please give the spoils to Mammafairy.

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  102. Well done on finishing! I have a few that i'm finishing now that have been waiting too long!
    I should be making a table runner, we got a new table and I made one runner straight away, but it has been washed so much it's starting to look a bit sorry for itself. I should make a few and swap them in and out.
    Yellow pinstripe chevrons, yellow and grey deco fans, white mandorla, and grey dahlia would be lovely!
    I have my fingers crossed.

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  103. I would chose the grey, yellow and blue hexagons and then go a bit mad with the yellow and grey deco. With a few solids in there, this combo would make a lovely throw. Thanks

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  104. Lovely quilt. I would choose Blue dahlia, grey dahlia, yellow and grey Deco fans and blue and grey Deco fans. valerie(dot)boudier(at)ntlworld(dot)com

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  105. Blue and Grey Fretwork, Blue Hexagons, Grey Hexagons, Yellow and Grey Fretwork

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  106. Blue Chevron, Grey Chevron, the Black&White Clamshell, and the Yellow Clamshell. I can see these in the nautical quilt I am planning. I love your quilt! I especially like that it was made with friends

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  107. Oh Lucy! I love your quilt! And it is huge! I made the baby size last year and I just love it...that Field Study line was so wonderful!

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  108. Beautiful quilt! I love the backing. I would pick Blue Mandorla, Gray Mandorla, Black & White Dahila and white Dahila.

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  109. I like the three mandorla prints

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  110. I Ditto all the brilliant comments above, it is gorgeous.. thanks for the wadding tip too. I like black and white fretwork, blue hexagons, grey pinstripe chevron, blue pinstripe chevron

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  111. OMG OMG I love that quilt, it is awesome - that feather with the red background is an amzing addition. For the giveaway I love the blue chevron fabric - I actually went on the website and saw it before this giveaway!

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  112. Lucy! It's so exciting to see this finished! How beautiful! Well done! Sewing a top together is my least favourite part, especially if the rows don't match. This looks wonderful all together!
    And a prize! I love the deco fans and chevron prints!

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  113. I think I'd pick the Blue Hexagons, Blue Pinstripe Chevron, Blue Herringbone and Yellow and Grey Fretwork. I think I'd use them for quilt I'm working on.

    Maggie Armstrong
    auntmaggierocks at yahoo dot com

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  114. Multi Herringbone, blue hexagons, yellow and grey fretwork, and blue dahlia. I think I'd make an awesome table runner for spring!

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  115. Totally amazing quilt. It's impossible to say how much I wish this were mine! Does it make you smile every time you see it?

    for the giveaway I'd go for herring bones blue and grey, White Mandoria and yellow hexagons. the herring bones would be for the back of a giant star quilt for my neice - it might give e the get up and go to get it finished! The white mandoria would probably be destined for a cushion some time this year. And the hexagon, who knows :D

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  116. Love the feathers -- thanks for sharing!!

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  117. I love the patterns in this fabirc line and my favorite four are: Black & White Dahlia, Gray & White Deco Fans, Black Mandola, and Gray Mandola!! Would be wonderful to win!!!

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  118. Gray & White Deco Fans, Gray Hexagons, Gray Herringbone and Gray Chevron. My math sense likes the geometrics paired with bright colorful solids for a kid's quilt.

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  119. Lovely quilt. I would pick: gray, blue and yellow hexagons plus some gray herringbones. I would probably use them for another divided basket.

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  120. Beautiful feather quilt :)
    The prints I would choose are:
    Yellow Pinstripe Chevron, Blue Dahlia, Gray Hexagons and Blue Mandoria.
    I have been collecting materials for a while now and if I won, I could start on re upholstering my husbands armchair xx

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  121. I love the yellow chevron and would use it as a focus block next to and with a 4-patch of coordinating colors. Great work on that quilt!

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  122. Your quilt is awesome, I love the feathers so beautiful!

    Blue hexagons, Blue Herringbone, Blue Dahlia, Blue and Grey Deco fans ;) I think I'd make a weekender bag from them! Thanks for the chance to win xo

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  123. Black and White Dahlia, Blue Dahlia, Multi Herringbone, and Blue Mandorla.

    I would begin my first quilt before I am too old. I have promised myself for years that I would one day make one. This would be my motivation to begin.

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  124. Hello, Beautiful finish!
    Black and White Dahlia, Blue Dahlia,Blue hexagons
    Thanks for sharing!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  125. Your quilt is beautiful!
    I think I'd choose Blue Hexagons, White Mandorla, Blue & Grey Fretwork and Blue Dahlia.

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  126. Your feather quilt is gorgeous!!! Love it!
    I'd choose B&W Fretwork, Gray Mandorla, White Mandorla and Gray Hexagons

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  127. I am not sure! They all look great, but I am most drawn to the blues and greys. Hope I have the opportunity to choose my 4 favorites :-)

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  128. Your quilt is stunning and would brighten any room, or any old fence and she'd for that matter. The fabrics in Minerva's range are also quite striking and any combination would be fabulous. I think I would choose Grey dahlia, grey herringbone, yellow and grey deco fans and the white mandorla. They would make a great bag. jennylarking at gmail dot com

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  129. Thinking of making some cushion covers as a start!
    I'd choose:
    Blue & Grey deco fans
    Blue Dahlia
    Blue Mandorla
    Blue Pinstripe Chevron
    ... difficult choice as they're all so yummy! :-)

    gailbennett@talk21.com

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  130. I'm way behind in my blog reading, obviously, so I'm not here to enter the giveaway, but to say your feather quilt turned out beautifully! I imagine it's very hard to take a picture of a quilt that big when the weather is shite. Wouldn't want it dragging on the ground at all. I love how your feathers are bright fabrics. They really pop.

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  131. Wow. I adore your feathers quilt. I have been meaning to try this block... haven't done it yet.

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