Sunday, August 4, 2013

Ho Ho Ho...With Julie!

UPDATE!

The winner of Julie's giveaway is:
QUILTING TANGENT
(Julie will send her an email)
Congratulations!

I met Julie at Quilted Works a few years ago. She knew my sister's husband's step-mother...or something like that...such a small world sometimes! Julie is always so nice and her smile is just the best! On one of my visits to the quilt shop I was able to talk her into joining us for the Ho Ho Ho blog hop. I'm so glad to have her post on my blog today!

Julie from Quilted Works
This is the first blog hop I've ever been involved in and I love to sew. I work at Quilted Works in St. George, Utah, a fabric and quilt shop. I love my job and my just-like-sisters co-workers, and I do long arm quilting for the shop. I'm a mother of four and a grandmother of fourteen. When I'm not sewing or quilting I'm doing family stuff.

This quilt is one I chose to do because I thought the pattern and fabric was so pretty and traditional.  LED lights can be added to this quilt to give it extra sparkle. The fabric is Stonehenge Starry Night Metalics by Northcott Fabrics the Pattern is Starlight. I really liked doing this quilt and watching the snowflakes around the panel center take shape. The pattern made this quilt pretty easy. Here's a link if you are interested in a kit: Quilted Works - Starlight Quilt.  


This quilt is Oh So Jolly.  It was quick and easy and fun to do. The fabric is Oh So Jolly by Andrea Victoria for Insights Fabric. Here's a link if you are interested in a kit: Quilted Works - Oh So Jolly Quilt



JULIE'S GIVEAWAY!
I'll be giving away a 4 1/2" Bloc Loc Ruler, leave a comment and I'll have my kids pick one lucky winner.  I use a Bloc Loc ruler for all my half squares, I love mine.

The giveaway is now closed!
  1. Leave a comment. 
  2. Open to U. S. and International.
  3. Giveaway ends at 6 p.m. PST on August 9thEntries after 6 p.m. PST on August 9th will not be included in the giveaway.
These other lady's are posting their projects today, too:

152 comments:

  1. both quilts are nice but really love the green quilt

    thanks for the giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. I love your Tree quilt! I bought the red version for a friend, maybe I should of kept it, LOL! Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.

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  3. Wow!!!oh Wow!!! that green quilt is so cool. Imagine it with lights! That is awesome. Some people are so clever - you are one!!

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  4. Oh my goodness - you have WOWed me! The Tree quilt is just gorgeous and so wonderfully quilted. Thank you for sharing bothe quilts and the link to the pattern resources.

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  5. I like the green quilt so much. Thank you for sharing.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  6. Oh what a great work ! Beautyfull ! Thank you for chance to win :)
    agnieszkakuzaj (at) tlen (dot) pl

    hugs from Poland :)

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  7. Oh what a great work ! Beautyfull ! Thank you for chance to win :)
    agnieszkakuzaj (at) tlen (dot) pl

    hugs from Poland :)

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  8. I love both your quilts. The green one is stunning all round and the colours on the other quilt are gorgeous! I do have one question.... LED-lights in a quilt????? That is one I never heard before! I am sure it would add sparkle and love the idea but: How would you do that?

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  9. I love the tree quilt and am intrigued by the idea of real lights on a quilt.

    Great giveaway.

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  10. Two stunning quilts - I love them both!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Your green tree is very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I have seen the pattern before in red. I'm so glad to see that you made this quilt. It is lovely. I've always wondered how the LED lights work with it. Is the tree on a panel or is it appliqué or what? However it came together, it is lovely. Thanks for sharing. kmcassie at gmail (DOT] com

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  13. Lovely Christmas projects! Thanks for joining in and sharing your talent.

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  14. Very nice, Julie. You should have a blog so we can always admire your talent and skill!

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  15. I love love your green quilt. It is so awesome . Thanks for a great give away.

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  16. Your quilts are beautiful, but the green one is just stunning! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Both quilts are beautiful, especially Starlight.

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  18. Your green quilt does sparkle. Very pretty. I really like the second quilt too. It is more my style.

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  19. Lovely quilts - thanks for sharing & thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. Hello Julie,
    happy to see your christmas quilts.
    Both are fantastic, very well done!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente

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  21. Ohhh wow, both of those christmas quilts put me in the mood to say ho ho ho wow....and that ruler well that is one I do not have..wink...

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  22. Beautiful projects! The tree is so elegant. I would love to try a block loc ruler to make perfect HSTs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Beautiful quilts, especially the green one!

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  24. Both quilts are beautiful, but the green one is amezing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Beautiful quilts...and a lovely giveaway

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  26. Lovely. :D thanks for sharing!

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  27. Oh both quilts are fantastic, thanks for sharing and also thanks for offering the ruler give away!

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  28. Those green fabrics are so beautiful that they look like they twinkle. What a striking quilt! Haven't seen that ruler before, so thanks for the chance to win it.

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  29. Your Kwilts are both lovely. I have never seen that ruler. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. Love both of the quilts! That green quilt is stunning! Girl.... you need to start a blog and share your creations! Thanks for the great giveaway.. those Bloc Loc rulers are amazing!

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  31. Beautiful, both of them! The Starlight quilt is stunning and the Jolly quilt is so fun - and beautiful quilting on both! Your ruler looks interesting; I'd love to try it. :) blessings, marlene

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  32. I keep seeing the tree quilt in different colorways. I would love to see one lit up. I am going to have to say I do love the Oh so Jolly quilt though. The modern colors,and patterns are fun.

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  33. Beautiful quilts, I love them both equally! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  34. Wow, Julie, thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts! I fell in love with the Stonehenge metallics when I first saw them last summer. All the greens in that quilt are very striking!

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  35. Your quilt is beautiful! I love all the green. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  36. What a wonderful addition to the hop, glad you joined us!!

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  37. Your green quilt is absolutely breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. the green quilt is amazing !!! and the idea of the lights is a great one !
    marie
    mcphi05@yahoo.fr

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  39. WOW! Love both but he green quilt really is breathtaking!

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  40. I love that green quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  41. Hi Julie welcome to our Blog hops and to blogging. Your Christmas quilts are lovely I am particular to the green one...very pretty. You did a wonderful job...congratulations...

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  42. love the oh so jolly quilt!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Both quilts are gorgeous! Wow!

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  44. Everyone always does red for Christmas and I was thrilled to see your green quilt. Love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. The led lights are a cool idea

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  46. Beautiful quilts and the Stonehenge fabrics are stunning! Thanks for a great giveaway also, that is one ruler I don't have!

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  47. The tree quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with me.

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  48. Great quilts!! I am curious about how to put LED lights in a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Both of those quilts are just beautiful!

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  50. I love your projects. Thank you for participating in the hop.

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  51. Beautiful!! Love all the green. Both quilts are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. I've been wanting to try one of these rulers. Great projects!

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  53. I've heard a lot of good things about these rulers--thanks for the chance to win one!

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  54. Julie, your projects are divine! I love how the blocks form an oval frame around the Christmas tree - lovely! I saw the ruler demonstrated at HMQS but never made it back to pick up one for myself. Thanks for sharing your terrific projects.

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  55. Lovely quilts-especially the green tree quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Lovely quilts-especially the green tree quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Your Christmas quilt is stunning. I've never seen that ruler but can imagine it's a great tool. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  58. The quilts are beautiful and love the first one, love green and that is something different. I have never seen that ruler and checked it out, that is a nice tool to have. I love doing half square triangles and I do not square up very well;)

    Debbie

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  59. love your quilts, they are beautiful. i love hsts too and would love to win this prize. thank you babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  60. The Stonehenge quilt is gorgeous!
    Awesome quilting too!

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  61. I love what you made and thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Wonderful job. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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  63. I love your quilt. It is beautiful...sigh...

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  64. Hi,such neat projects!
    Thanks for the giveaway too!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  65. Julie, it's a pleasure to have your beautiful quilts posted on my blog...they are just so beautiful!

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  66. Julie's quilts are gorgeous. Oh how I love the jolly one with aqua colors...Just beautiful. Thank you for sharengn your projects with us today Julie.

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  67. Wow! That green quilt is beautiful but, wait, the other one is lovely, too. Can't decide... great job!!!

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  68. Wow! I love both of your quilts! Just gorgeous1 Green is my favorite color! I am glad you shared your projects with us today!
    Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  69. Lovely quilts! I really love the colors of the oh so jolly quilt! Thanks for sharing and a chance at your giveaway!

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  70. Love the quilt and that fabric line.

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  71. Beautiful quilts! I love the Stonehenge panel. I saw it at one of our shops earlier this summer, and it was featured in our local shop hop. (but I didn't make it to see the quilts the shops did :( Your quilting is beautiful, and I love the patterns.

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  72. Wow wow wow, I love that Starlight quilt. It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  73. This Christmas quilts are really lovey. I love the tree. Thanks for sharing

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  74. Your tree quilt is stunning. The detail is over the top. Thanks for joining in our fun hop. Hope you enjoyed the experience and will hop again.

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  75. Your Christmas projects are lovely!

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  76. That tree quilt is lush! Would love to win that ruler too. I've read a lot about it and I think I need its help! :o)

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  77. Green is wonderful, I use it in every quilt that I make and yours is just tremendous.

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  78. Love both quilts. Just love Stonehenge fabrics.
    So glad you could join the hop. Hope to see more of your work in future hops.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  79. Your quilt is so pretty!! Nice project to do. Love those rulers. Thank you for sharing.

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  80. Hiya Julie!!! I've been eyeing the Stonehenge quilt for some time now. Just gotta come up with some funds for it, but I absolutely LOVE it, and you did a wonderful job with it. The other quilt is nice, bur I like traditional colors for Christmas. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  81. Both your quilts are absolutely beautiful, but the green one is AH-MAZING ! Your a very talented lady !

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  82. "Just let me quilt!" I say that all the time, so that attracted me to your blog. Love your green twinkly tree and a give-away too! I've never used the Bloc Ruler and yet have heard a lot about it. paulinefisher@verizon.net

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  83. Gorgeous quilts. The tree quilt is stunning and the second quilt has a happy feel. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. I love the Starlight Quilt! I think it would look great with lights. I can also picture it with a blue background around the stars as well. I have never used a Bloc Loc ruler but have heard a lot about them. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  85. Really lovely quilts. I like the tree the most!

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  86. That quilt is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing! pbstrand@msn.com

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  87. Love both quilts! Would love to win that ruler. It looks like it would be very useful. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  88. Wow! Great projects. I love the first quilt. It does seem to sparkle. And the quilting is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing in the hop today and for the giveaway.

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  89. Love the deep green quilt. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Why do you like the templates for half square triangles? How has it helped you? I have never seen these and just wondered.

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  90. Hi! Kids. Only own 1 Quilt ruler so your Triangle ones would be nice to win. Thank you.

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  91. I hope you join in again, Julie! Christmas is such a lovely time of the year and it looks like you are all ready with these two gorgeous quilts. As much as I love the aqua and red combo your green quilt is just over the top!

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  92. Would love to win that little baby!!

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  93. That tree sparkles without the LED lights. Beautiful!

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  94. OMG...That is Beautiful. I love how it twinkles and shines. Oh, I need to make one like that. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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  95. Love the quilts. Thanks so much for sharing

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  96. Great work on the green quilt! Lovely....

    Thanks for the giveaway...

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  97. Both your quilts are lovely, but the green one is so unique...I love it. It has a magic about it. I have never seen that ruler and would love to win one. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  98. I love your Oh So Jolly quilt. Oh sooooo cute. Your green tree quilt is quite lovely too! :)

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  99. Love your projects. That looks like an interesting ruler. I didn't realize there was so many rules until I went into a quilt shop the other day. Very interesting. Nice give away.

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  100. The Starlight Quilt is wonderful! I've never seen anything like it. What a treasure.

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  101. Wow. The Starlight Quilt is beautiful. I really love the colors you chose. Such a pretty quilt.

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  102. Both of the quilts are absolutely amazing!

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  103. I love the tree quilt. The stonehenge fabric is really beautiful.

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  104. I really do love the tree quilt. Just lovely.
    Thanks for sharing. Love this blog hop!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  105. |Gorgeous quilt! Love the snowflake blocks.

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  106. I love the tree quilt...the snowflake blocks are wonderful. The bloc loc ruler is on my wish list. It looks like it would really help with trimming my HST blocks. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  107. Lovely quilts.....pretty colors!

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  108. That's a beautiful beautiful quilt! Both!!! Not sure which one I like better though .... One is so classic and elegant and the next is so modern!
    Great one for your first blog hop! (they are addictive!)

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  109. The tree quilt is very pretty. Tanks for sharing,

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  110. Julie's tree quilt is beautiful! love the color and the stitching ... wish it was mine!! :) Wonderful job and thank you for sharing ... and of course the chance of the giveaway ;)

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  111. Your quilts are stunning!! Thanks for sharing them!

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  112. Gorgeous quilts but that green one just sparkles the daylights out. Amazing.

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  113. I just love that snowflake tree. :)
    It just sparkles in my eyes
    thanks for sharing you talent with us today
    in stitches

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  114. Both your quilts are winners. I want to see them in person.

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  115. That green quilt is absolutely fabulous! I just love it!

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  116. Julie, Your quilts are fabulous. One looks so elegant to me and one looks fun. The green quilt is elegant. It certainly doesn't need LED lights yet I bet they would add another dimension to them. Your piecing and quilting are absolutely phenomenal. I love the Jolly Quilt, too. It looks like the fun side of Christmas. It reminds me of child side. It looks like a really fun, fun quilt to make. Thank you for a great giveaway. I have seen the BlocLoc demo'd at quilt shows and it is on a wish list. Someone is going to be very, very pleased. You are very generous. Thank you for participating and being generous. May God richly bless you and all your family. I have 3 grandboys and know what a blessing grandchildren are. My daughter just had a D&C last week to officially terminate an unsustainable pregnancy. She is doing ok now - it consumed much of her summer. She is a high school math teacher and school will be starting soon and she'll not have her two sons on which to focus but also lots of students and lessons. Again, thanks for sharing and a fabulous giveaway.

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  117. Beautifull quilts. The green one is so eye catching.

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  118. I love that green quilt. thanks for the chance to win

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  119. Both quilts are beautiful but I am really drawn to the green one it is so vibrant. I have not seen that ruler but if it helps with those pesky HSTs I would love one.

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  120. Great job on your projects! Beautiful!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  121. Those quilts are very cool. I really love that green one. I can imagine how beautiful and sparkly it looks in person. The second quilt is so fun and festive. Great job on both!!

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  122. Wow, your tree quilt is so beautiful, thanks for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  123. That's an awesome quilt! You did a grand job. I think that's a great idea to add LED lights to the quilt. Sweet.

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  124. I love both quilts! I think my grandkids would love the green one with lights in it. The ruler is not one I have seen before but looks like it would make cutting triangles a breeze. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  125. Oh my! That green quilt is beautiful. The other one is lovely too but I was hit in the eye by the green! LOL!

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  126. Both quilts are just lovely. The tree quilt is wonderuful

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  127. Loving the Green Quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!! Great work!!

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  128. The stonehedge quilt is just fabulous. I like the other too but the green is a real eye catcher. Thanks for sharing.

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  129. I think you should join us for more blog hops, your quilts are beautiful! :)

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  130. Thanks for the chance, love your quilts

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  131. Very lovely, I love the green tree quilt.

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  132. I really like that green quilt. Gorgeous!

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  133. Love your green quilt. Thanks for
    sharing with us!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  134. Beautiful quilts! The green is classic but the packages are so much fun! Love them both!

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  135. I love that you used all green on your quilt.

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  136. Love both quilts. Both are so bright and cheerful, just what the holidays are all about! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  137. OhMyGosh... I would have never thought of putting so much green in one quilt BUT... I love it. Wonderful job and love the quilting. If only I had some of this talent. Thanks for sharing. I've heard about this kind of ruler but never have had the chance to try one. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  138. Lovely quilts. I hope to be able to work up to something like this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  139. Two very different quilts and both so lovely! What a lot of work. thank you for sharing your creativity! Merry Christmas (early)

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  140. Love your quilts. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  141. The quilts are fantastic!! I hope your kids pick my comment!! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  142. The Starlight quilt is absolutely stunning. I am imagining it with lights but it sparkles so much without! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

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