Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday May Giveaway Day

 

This day is finally here!!!
I get to giveaway what I think is a great prize for anyone apart of this life of sewing and quilting. 

My contest will be about gathering ideas for my Lazarus Ministries Quilt Fundraiser. I posted concerning this a few weeks ago so I thought that this would be the perfect way to try and gather ideas from you readers. I do need and want your input.  

So without further ado. 
My winner will receive a  5piece Fat Quarter Bundle from Aneela Hoey's Little Apples .  Also there will be a choice between two books. Sunday Morning Quilts & Zakka Styles.



So here are the easy peasy rules:
1) leave a comment with your suggestions on the pattern and fabric that I should use for this quilt in the comment box.

That is it!!


On Friday, May 25th @ 5pm the contest will be closed and the winner will be announced and e-mailed by May 27th.


Don't forget to swing by Sew Mama Sew and check out all of the great giveaways.





382 comments:

  1. Totally bias, but I designed this quilt for the Moda Bake Shop about a year ago. It goes together really quick and is a super fun quilt. You could do an extra row if you wanted it to be more of a lap size quilt :) Most importantly, just have fun with whatever you pick :) http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/12/sugar-pop-n-change-quilt.html

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  2. Thanks for such a great giveaway! I think any fabric by Jennifer Paganelli would look great!

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  3. I am not much of quilter so I will be looking at the comments to get ideas.
    However, I love to sew clothes and I know sometimes you have to risk and try something out of your comfort zone.
    cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I always like simple straight forward patterns where I can zone out and chain piece so I would go with something like this http://fatquarterly.blogspot.com/2010/08/quilt-along-with-us.html

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  5. I would chose a clean and simple design combined with happy colours such as red & aqua or yellow and orange to create a really happy quilt.

    Claudia

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  6. I always love big zig zag quilts. Quick to put together, and beautiful! I would use bright jewel tone colors to make it a really happy quilt!

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  7. I would do something very simple like a 5x5 patchwork. Rainbow!
    nydia@add-crafter.com

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  8. What a great ministry! I think you'd want to make something practical, and probably something that would appeal to others. What is the popular decorating color scheme these days? and then just make a lap size throw. I'm always into simple patterns...they tend to look very modern too. You could even use solids only.

    You can't go wrong either way...you'll be blessed! Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway.

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  9. The disappearing nine patch pattern is a good go-to...thanks for the chance!

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  10. I love this pattern. Especially if you have some large scale prints. it really showcases them well. there are 3 sizes to choose from. I've made the small and it was fast and easy and a great crib sized quilt! http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2011/08/loulouthi-tiles-free-pattern-download.html

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  11. You can't go wrong with patterns by Cluck Cluck Sew-- I especially love her "modern chain quilt" and the "skipping squares" patterns. As for fabric, I think I'd go for something super popular right now-- like anything by Bonnie & Camille for Moda -- so it would appeal to a lot of people! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I love zigzag quilts so I recommend AmandaJean's free pattern (it's towards the bottom of the page) but I am giving you a link to all her quilt tutorials because she has so many great ones to choose from. Good luck choosing the perfect one for your ministry. Thank you for the chance! Smiles~Beth
    http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/p/quiltblock-tutorials.html

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  13. i would use bright colors, maybe primaries. those always feel so inviting. good luck!

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  14. something simple, with squares, hst's and such. Or a disappearing nine patch of a sorts, those are always my favourites!

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  15. I really like the Shortcake quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I'm partial to bow ties set in a ring (so that's 4 bow ties to make one block), and I think a scrappy look is fabulous. Or go with the colors from the ministry's logo. Love your heart - I have an uncle that was homeless for a time, and it meant the world knowing folks were out there loving on him when he had such a hard time receiving love from us. Blessings to you and your endeavors - especially as you teach them to your children!

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  17. Something like the Disappearing nine patch with bright colors.

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  18. This quilt in solids could be really fun!

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  19. For a fundraiser quilt I think you need something that will appeal to a broad audience. I would consider multi-color scrappy (can go with anything) or even an all neutral quilt (I've seen some really elegant ones). And I think lap quilts are something that most anyone can find a place and use for. Bless you for helping those in need and for teaching your children this wonderful lesson.

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  20. I love the cluck cluck sew easy bake quilt ... looks harder than it is!! it's a perfect lap size too. something neutral - reunion by sweetwater maybe?

    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  21. I just saw a quilt called Rainbow Checks over at Sew Well Maide that I thought was really nice - it will be on my to-do list

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  22. I was thinking the zigzag quilt and I think some of the new Bonnie and Camille would be pretty.
    Thanks,
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  23. I love sawtooth star quilts and vintage modern fabric line

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  24. A swoon quilt. its large enough for people to bid b/c they want it on their bed, it's a modern design, but with a traditional feel so it should appeal to the masses. I'm a fan of either flea market fancy or vintage modern

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  25. I love over-blown star quilts and think that they provide a lot of visual interest but can be so simple to make. I recently finished a quilt top (as part of a QAL) using the Made in Cherry pattern by Sarah Fielke. It makes a queen-size quilt, but my friend who hosted the QAL also created instructions for a throw-size version. Let me know if you want more info about the pattern. It's also free btw on Sarah's website. :) http://www.sarahfielke.com/products/stivesfabric/

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  26. I would like to see some asvice for beginners.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I love the look of scrap quilts from true vintage or reprodution fabrics.

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  28. Swoon is always a good choice. If you are looking for something quick and pretty...I just finished up a Sugar Garden quilt (using Half moon modern) from the Moda Bake Shop. It was such a quick quilt and looks amazing!

    brookeali(at)hotmail.com

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  29. A pinwheel quilt goes together quick and easy!
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!
    ~Lindsay
    lmchishaffer@aol.com

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  30. I would do any of the "City Quilts" as solids only can be unisex and appeal to all age groups. And the quilts themselves are nice and simple and quite fast to put together.

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  31. Big half square triangles. Color on one side, neutral white or cream on the other. You could do solids or prints.

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! I did a charm pack quilt earlier this year that worked out really great.

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  33. Zig Zag quilts are generally my go to, and I love them done in 2 colors. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  34. this would make a great center for a quilt, made with love for the love of your community and the people in it. http://pinterest.com/pin/204491639300127919/ (tutorial when you click the pic)

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  35. I second the Rainbow Checks over at Sew Well Maide. It's gorgeous!

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  36. I love both of these quilts; neither looks incredibly time-consuming or difficult, but both are beautiful.
    http://www.quilterinthegap.com/2012/04/melissa-corry-guest-posting.html
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79942977/bricks-and-stones-quilt-pattern-pdf-file

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  37. gosh, something for a wide audience is a challenge. i'd go for a postage stamp design with flea market fancy.

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  38. I am more of a children's sewer, but I am partial to sherbert pips and a charm square quilt :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  39. I think an all-solids quilt would be perfect, or maybe some very subtle prints in a chevron pattern. (katenearpass@yahoo.com)

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  40. I don't feel real qualified to advise on this. Maybe a very traditional pattern using solids.

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  41. I think a lap-sized quilt in bright solids would be really fun! A chevron quilt like this would be quick and gorgeous in solids :) http://starsandsunshine.com/2012/03/26/ocean-chevron-quilt/

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  42. I think a Swoon quilt made up in the colors of the season you'll be holding the raffle maybe...or some Vintage Modern. Fig Tree fabrics are always a great choice too...any collection!

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win! I love log cabin quilts, so maybe something along that style :)

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  44. I love the logo for the project. Based on that I'd choose earthy oranges, browns, and jewel reds for a warm inviting palatte.

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  45. I like simple patchwork squares just using a variety of fabrics from your stash - or maybe buy a few charm packs. Great giveaway!

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  46. love the giveaway, choosing fabric is the hardest part for me!

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  47. I like the idea of patchwork, there's just something really warm and comforting about a patchwork quilt. I'd use something warm feeling for the fabric too - a Fig Tree print would be nice.

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  48. I do not quilt, but I love the flannel quilts made for my kids.

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  49. How wonderful! I really like Lynne's patterns (lily's quilts) and Amanda's patterns (Crazy Mom Quilts). For fabric, use what you have :)

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  50. I don't quilt but I do make rag blankets for my kids--I don't think you'd be able to win a quilt contest with those though!!!!

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  51. Hmm, I'm new to quilting so I don't keep up much with patterns or fabric. But I am in the middle of making a log cabin quilt with the green and blue toned Arabelle fabric. It's gonna be gorgeous!

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  52. I think anything with Half-Square Triangles makes a nice, easy quilt! Just look in google images "half square triangle quilts" and you'll find a gazillion ideas! I like using a charm pack and solids. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I think solids appeal to many people and I'm a big fan of hexagons.

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  54. I'm unfortunately not a quilter (I leave that to my sister, Heidi @Fabric Mutt :), but I love to sew other projects and usually go for anything retro, vintage-y looking. I like Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy.

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  55. I love the look of scrappy quilts. You could do a big picnic type quilt made from scraps. They are so easy to put together. I think that is something just about everyone could use. Or maybe a lap quilt in black and white.

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  56. I made the Happy Weekender quilt from Moda Bakeshop, and I LOVED it. Quick and easy, but beautiful. I tend to do a lot of time-consuming quilts, so it was good to do a quick one. I did it out of Bonnie and Camille's Ruby line.

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  57. I love the scrappy granny square quilts I've been seeing all over bloggyland, so that's what I recommend! It's a fun block to piece, and scrappy means you can use up all kinds of fun leftovers! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I think I'd choose lots of natural colors, and a simple, homey pattern. :)

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  59. I love the new line that sarah jane is coming out with - who doesn't love the nautical/seashore look!?

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  60. some lovely flannels from Anna Maria Horner for that extra snuggly feel :~)

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  61. How about a simple, modern, log cabin? I love a pretty log cabin quilt!

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  62. I would make something like this: http://www.filminthefridge.com/2012/02/23/converging-corners-block-a-tutorial/
    It's beautiful, colorful and modern, which should appeal to a lot of people. Is the quilt for an auction?

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  63. My first thought was the kaleidoscope pattern (it was a quilt along last year) that I used for a quilt I made to raffle off to support a friend of mine who was dying of liver failure. It holds a special place in my heart and it looks great in simply patterned fabric.

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  64. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/05/crossroads-quilt.html
    I've been wanting to make this quilt with some Kate Spain...any Kate Spain!!!

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  65. Cluck Cluck Sew has some great new patterns -- I'm partial to Pow Wow -- and Bonnie & Camille has the most darling fabric. Anything you make will be lovely, Shankevia!

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  66. I vote for zig-zag!
    :)
    Katz.gali(at)gmail.com

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  67. mmmmn I just made a swoon block!! G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! I DID scale is down a little. but I just love it.
    thanks so much
    Cleo
    cleo(AT)techgear.co.za

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  68. I love the "Swoon" pattern, you could make a scrappy rainbow one. Thanks!

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  69. Simple and cheerful will work! I am sure whatever you do will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  70. i really love the ruby, pearl and opal quilt on the moda bakeshop. i think it would be lovely with black sashing and some really vibrant colors - like a stained glass window!

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  71. How about farm fresh fabrics? I am odd I know. But I do love that line.

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  72. I prefer to keep my quilts simple by using large blocks with cute prints/patterns.

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  73. I love the color combo of yellow, black, white and grey. One of my faves. I love this pattern fora houndstooth quilt from V and Co. http://vandco.bigcartel.com/product/houndstooth-quilt-pdf-pattern

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  74. I suggest a square in square quilt or a log cabin quilt--I don't think you can go wrong with either of those.

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  75. I really like the Swoon pattern. I'm planning on making it with my Flea Market Frenzy.
    seemommysew @gmailDOTcom

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  76. Fat Friday by All Washed Up is a super fast and fun quilt to put together.

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  77. Don't know anything about quilt patterns, really, but the one in Zakka Style is fast and looks nice. How about using Little Apples?

    Thanks for the chance at your generous giveaway!

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  78. Maybe it's because I'm stuck on Spring, but I think choosing great fabrics in aqua and brown colors (like robin's eggs and nest) are classic & modern all at once. Let the fabrics speak then do a simple pattern like 5x5 squares or a zig-zag.

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. How about a twister quilt in aqua and red. So fun and fairly quick with the new rulers/templates available.

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  80. I think a disappearing 9-patch is easy to do...but has so many design possibilities. =)

    swaimpearl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I think any pattern from the book simplify by Camille Roskelly. I have tried 2 patterns from her book. They are quick and lovely and use precuts which make it even easier to get it done.

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  82. I am partial to vintage floral fabrics. And I love simple patchwork quilts. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway!Blessings, Lora (eagerhands@gmail.com) ps-I'm giving away a Shabby Chic Vintage Linens Bundle on my blog - come and check it out! :)

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  83. How about the granny square quilt that is making the rounds in blogland. You can use up scraps for that one.

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  84. I like a suggestion someone else made of using nautical fabrics-maybe do something red white and blue with a star pattern? I think that could sell really well during summer as a 4th of July picnic blanket or just general summer decor. I know lots of people go with navy and red and white for their summer decor :)

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  85. I think a square in square quilt would be perfect!

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  86. I love rainbow colours, they are so cheerful and work great in star quilts.

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  87. pinwheels-hometown
    sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

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  88. I think a zig-zag quilt in some cheerful, summer colors would be great.

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  89. Um, something in rainbow colours to bring cheer :) and maybe a log cabin design?

    eleshadavis@hotmail.com

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  90. Something reminding of the ocean! :D
    fetachan@gmail.com

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  91. My mother-in-law did a quilt a while back in all beiges and creams that was absolutely gorgeous!

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  92. Oh my goodness. I have been wanting Little Apples forever!! Such beautiful fabric!

    I love your choice of ministry. I think a ticker tape quilt in bright scraps would be perfect. Taking pieces that others might discard, seeing the beauty in them and creating something that's warm and lovely... it's a great reminder to our homeless community and those serving them that they are not forgotten and God can bring beauty from brokenness.

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  93. I lean toward chevron or stripes or houndstooth.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  94. I like modern quilts and would go with a chunky chevron or houndstooth pattern with maybe an applique. For fabrics, I don't know. I like girly fabrics from Vintage Modern and Amy Butler.

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  95. First thing that came to mind was the off centred square. Simply because this has been on my mind for some time to give a go....and i am really loving a variety of fabrics right now...Anna Maria Horner has some beauties!! Good luck with it

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  96. Great giveaway. I would go with wonky and scrappy - so be free and use all the scraps and fabircs you've got!!!

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  97. I think Log cabin and something bright and cheerful!

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  98. Hmmm...the one thing I am sure of is, make it a scrappy, scrappy quilt! I say that because if you use lots of different colors, it will "match" the bedroom of anyone who wants to own it. Good luck with this important goal!

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  99. I think something that tells a story, like the Underground Railroad. I think homeless people have a story to tell, and something like that might give people pause for thought. Thanks for the chance.

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  100. I have made a few charity quilts as has the little quilt club I belong to. You can't go wrong with a patriotic quilt. We made carpenter's stars which are easy and look impressive. They were scrappy. Here is a link to the one I gave to my charity. It is the last post.
    http://negnellie.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-01-29T17:59:00-05:00&max-results=7

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  101. I would do a simple quilt with a lot of bright cheery colors - rainbows!

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  102. How about the Garden Fence quilt in Joel Dewberry's Heirloom or Amy Butler's Lark??

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  103. I agree with some of the comments above, a block that tells a story relevant to the project is such a wonderful idea.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. I always think a beautiful flower pattern is great. One of my favorite fabric lines is Dainty Blossoms by Riley Blake

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  105. Hmmm. I vote for a zig-zag quilt or granny squares.

    Hoping to win and pick up a copy of sunday morning quilts. I saw it in person and really liked it.


    Thanks for the giveaway.
    erincode-at-metzlers-dot-org

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  106. I think the tonga batiks would look gorgeous!

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  107. I like big zig zag patterns in quilts, and I think bright colors in kona cotton are great.

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  108. I love the Unwind pattern from Jaybird quilts. You use the Lazy Angle ruler with it, and it comes together quickly but looks much more intricate than it really is :)

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  109. I've yet to make a quilt so don't think my input counts but I like stars and cheery colours.

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  110. Its a great way to use scrapp - colours who matches each other...... :-)

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  111. Scrappy quits are my favorites......so many choices, even just a nine patch with sashing.

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  112. That is a tough one since you don't know who will get the quilt. Where is it going to be auctioned? I like to pick something that relates to the group where the auction is being held if at all possible. Other wise I would say pick something simple like a zig zag that everyone can enjoy and go with something gender netral so that you get as many bids as possible. And thanks for a chance to win a great prize.

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  113. as far as the pattern i really like this one..http://purlbee.squarespace.com/zig-zag-quilt/ ...its simple and fun :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  114. I'm not really sure because I'm a begginer quilter but ireally love scrappy quilts

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  115. I love the framed squares quilts where you frame a 5" square with a 2.5" strip. It would really nice to do one in solids and mix up the color combos. :)

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  116. i love scrappy quilts and anything in rose

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  117. I've only done one quilt and that was a strip quilt in grey, turquoise and pink - I love it!

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  118. In my history of raffle quilts, what sells best is something visually eye-catching and bed-sized. And eye-catching is almost more about the colors than anything else, so I'd default to sawtooth stars -

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  119. What about using recycled men's shirts for your Project Lazurus quilt? Bonnie Hunter has info on her blog about using recycled men's shirts on her blog, www.quiltville.com. I like the pattern Sassy Sixteen. It uses 16 fat quarters. Thanks for a generous giveaway!

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  120. I love the new Seaside collection coming out any day now! It would be beautiful in maybe the Swoon quilt pattern?

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  121. I think That Girl's quilt along quilt would be great (http://www.thatgirlthatquilt.com/2010/11/week-5-finishing-your-quilt-top.html), maybe in Echo with a dark grey background and white/mustard charm borders so it would be gender-neutral? Here's the link to the overview qal post: http://www.thatgirlthatquilt.com/p/that-quilt-along.html

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  122. I am working on a quilt as you go quilt with a jelly roll and FQs for the back.

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  123. I think the rail fence pattern with either scraps or greys and one other color.

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  124. I know I would want to buy a quilt using Anna Maria Horner's fabrics and pattern!

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  125. I am clueless when it comes to quilting, so don't let me give you any advice!
    Thank you for a gorgeous giveaway.

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  126. I think the look of hourglass blocks is beautiful and entrancing.

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  127. Two Moda Bella Solids in a zig zag pattern!


    Mrs.Hearts
    www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

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  128. I am making a quilt with twirl by me and my sisters doing a pinwheel quilt my wife found on moda bakeshop.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  129. I really like Valori Wells lines and quilt patterns. I think the big prints and lively colours are appropiate for the occasion

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  130. From what I've seen through postings, there are great patterns in the Sunday Morning Quilts book and they would use up lots of scraps. Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  131. I would try to think of my audience and what they might like. If you've got people who might want something fun and current, I would do a zigzag/chevron quilt. Or maybe the giant star quilt over at In Color Order?

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  132. I'm not a big quilter, but I think it would be good to choose and quilt that isn't too busy, so that it would match easily with more people's decor.

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  133. I think a Swoon quilt in a Tula Pink or Amy Butler line would be outstanding.

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  134. I'm still very new to sewing, and picking out patterns. I have no idea! I appreciate the giveaway

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  135. Check out http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/. She has some wonderful easy, quick but beautiful quilts on her site.

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  136. i just made a Rail Fence quilt for my daughter's ballet troup's fundraiser. it was simple yet fun to make...i used a jelly roll making it even easier! i love the sunday morning quilts book...i just checked it out of the library and think its fantastic. thanks for a chance!

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  137. Cluck Cluck Sew has a quilt called Juice boxes. It goes together really quick and would look great done in any fabric line!

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  138. I love Amy Butler's fabrics and patterns, especially her Nigella quilt pattern which she offers for free on her website. :)

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  139. A zig zag quilt would be nice. My sister just made one using two colours - a solid gray and then different prints of pink - for her little girl.

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  140. I love wonky stars and any wonky blocks.

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  141. Zig zag sounds good to me too.

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  142. I just made an X & + for my kids school auction and made it all with scraps, I love how it turned out!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  143. Make a ticker tape quilt with ALL of your little scraps! I REALLY have been wanting the Zakka Style book!

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  144. I love simple quilts. 4" squares in soft colors. Classic and beautiful.

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  145. Something simple and easy - a scrap quilt with what ever fabrics you have.

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  146. I like string quilts a lot but they can take a long time to prep and piece. I suggest something similar to Denyse Schmidt's "Bunch of Squares" pattern using mostly solids but a few pieces of patterned fabric. It's not a super easy pattern, but it has wide appeal.

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  147. I made the Easy Bricks quilt from Moda Bake Shop as a first quilt. It was easy, quick and understandable. It would work well with any fabric and a neutral. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  148. What about all different kinds of stars made out of scraps?

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  149. I'd go with a spiderweb, but that's what I'm working on right now, so I'm biased.

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  150. Let's see...solid seems to be the in thing right now. What about using a charm pack with the pretty kona solids?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  151. For a large quilt that goes together quickly, I love to make Amy smart's (from diaryofaquilter.com) Bricks quilt. A vintage modern layer cake would be pretty. Can't wait to see wha you make!

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  152. • • • I like quick simple quilts. My Square Dance it so simple and you can even strip piece it. https://picasaweb.google.com/115869169720925075832/TheGreatMDAQuiltRaffle#5581112123244948146

    If you like scrappy, like me you could do it this way: https://picasaweb.google.com/115869169720925075832/SecondAnnualScrapsToTreasuresChallenge#5107913491598013106.

    Let me know if you are interested and I will share the numbers with you.

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  153. I like the "Box Lunch" quilt pattern by Sweetwater, and you could possibly fussy cut the fabrics to make it an "I Spy" type of quilt. You could mix many fabrics and use up many scraps. Thanks for the chance to win

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  154. A log cabin quilt?? With pink and lavender or soft color.

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  155. Hi there! I think the pattern and fabric combos really depend on how much time and effort you are interested in putting into the quilt. For something quick and simple, buy a jelly roll and make something out of that (even one of those strip quilts).

    To give yourself a little room to play around with patterns, you could go with a fat quarter bundle or just whatever size fabrics you need from a single fabric collection. For the pattern....just depends on how much time you are thinking! There are tons of really quick and easy pattern out there, like a fence rail. Go with a pattern you like so that you have fun making the quilt!

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  156. A wonky intersecting star quilt made with bright rainbow colors.

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  157. I like snowball pattern or 9 patch.

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  158. My eyes are drawn to the clean modern blocks and stripes in shades of grey. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  159. I would use a simple geometric patter with lots of fun colors =)

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  160. I always like pinwheel quilts. And a largish lap quilt size is just perfect, I think--small enough for a baby, big enough for an adult (on the couch, at least : )).

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  161. 12"pinwheel blocks in yellow stone and white would be nice

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  162. I like traditional stars in surprising colors!

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  163. I think there is something so wonderful about a simple patchwork squares quilt. To me, they embody comfort and love. Every children's book that has a quilt in it, has a patchwork squares quilt. What a thoughtful project!

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  164. Oh anything on Moda Bake Shop is a good idea. They give you detailed how tuts and make it so nice and easy! As for the fabric Gray and Yellow are pretty popular right now as well as Aqua and Red.

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  165. Some sort of starburst pattern in bright happy colors like yellow orange and green!

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  166. I'm a beginner quilter, so I'm not sure on the fabrics, but there are lots of great designs in "little bits Quilting Bee" - I like "Step Lively"

    dewiec(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  167. I think a red and white chevron quilt would be lovely!

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  168. How about Chinese Coins done up with Terrain by Kate Spain. That would make anyone smile!

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  169. I just love the look of square patchwork quilts in coordinating fabrics - I am making one from Joel Dewberry's Aviary range, so maybe that could provide some inspiration? Mine will be 12 x 12 with 6 in squares, so it's going to be pretty huge! But nice and simple to piece together, thankfully. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  170. A 9-patch block with bright colors and white, set in a checkerboard fashion with white squares. It goes together so easily and I love the diagonal movement it creates. (see my blog header for a picture of one I did last summer - I called it "Starburst" like the candy!) cutitstraight.blogspot.com
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  171. Sounds like a great charity. I would want to do something uplifting/majestic. Depending on how difficult you would be willing to do, I think a lot of stars would be pretty. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  172. I would solids and would make a rainbow quilt.

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  173. I am totally in love with Spin Cycle by Cluck, Cluck, Sew right now. Ballerina by Jaybird Quilts is wonderful, too.

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  174. A scrappy swoon quilt would be my suggestion, with just one swoon block in a field of solid color. I can't get enough of the swoon blocks!

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  175. I think a simple, clean cut design would be adorable! Reunion by Sweetwater is a cute fabric line! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  176. I love Ruby and Riley Blake fabrics, they look lovely in quilts

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  177. I'd use something bright and cheery! I'd love the Zakka book. I hear good things!

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  178. I think Inside Out by Cluck Cluck Sew would be perfect. Hmmm...fabric...vintage modern. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  179. I'd make sawtooth stars in bright colors on white background. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  180. I am in love with strip quilts right now when the strips are different widths and the quilting is nice and simple.

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  181. Yellow Brick Road is a great pattern to make. It is versatile and you can use a variety of color combinations. Blue and yellow, Black and white, Brown and Pink etc........ Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  182. Wow, I read your post about your upcoming project, and I think it is such a great cause.
    I am no help with the specific pattern or fabric, but I feel that when you do a project like this, every choice should be made with intention and love. If you choose a pattern that brings you joy, and a fabric that you love, that will carry through energetically to its recipient!
    Thank you!

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  183. I really like Elizabeth Hartman's New Wave pattern-- I think that depending on color choice, it could be pretty gender neutral too. Fabric-wise, I don't know... my default is always in the blue-ish green teal range!

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  184. I think a charity quilt should be easy to put together, but striking. I think zig zag quilts are perfect. Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts has a great zig zag pattern that doesn't involve piecing triangles, so it goes together pretty easily. If you did it in solids would appeal to everyone. Good luck with your charity sewing! It sounds like it's a great cause!

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  185. I think disappearing 9 patch has so many possibilities with different fabrics. And I echo what others say about choosing fabric you love because you will love making it and giving it away!

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  186. I would say a 9 patch out of a fabric you love, with something contrasting.

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  187. I love the new Vintage Modern by Moda. I would do a simple patchwork or flying geese pattern to show off all the fun prints!

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  188. I love color, so a color wheel quilt would be awesome. Lizzy House has a great pattern called the colorist and it uses a variety of her fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  189. I really like Dresden Plate patterns.

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  190. considering it's a lazarus quilt, how about linens in various shades of off whites. something that might also represent a tomb. on the other hand, it might be lovely to have a sun or star to represent his coming back to life. lovely idea that you're wanting to do. thanks for the opportunity to win one of the books and that fun fabric and have a great day

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  191. Well I am into rainbows atm so the more colour the better!!

    xo Steph

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  192. I think any pattern by Oh Frannson would be great (she has a great baby quilt tutorial on the sew mama sew blog) or maybe just a simple patchwork quilt from charm squares. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  193. I would choose a simple design, because colours are simple beutiful.

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  194. I really like Bijou Lovelys quilt pattern, fq friendly and quick to piece together, the larger pieces really show off big patterns. It may not be the most difficult, but sometimes you need to knock out a few quick quilts and this pattern certainly does that!

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  195. I would advice to choose a simple design and let the fabrics speak for themselves

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  196. I like the Charming Stars quilt on the Moda Bake Shop.

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