Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Come With Me on a Magic Carpet Ride! Giveaway!!


Hi, all!

I hope you want to go for a ride with me - 
I've got one fabulous Magic Carpet to share with you!!  

I was recently privileged to be allowed to "test drive" a new pattern by Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps.  Now you may know Christina as the author of First Steps To Free Motion Quilting and her newest book, Step-By-Step Free Motion Quilting.  (If you don't, you really should check out her books!)  But now she's branching out into pattern design - and she's made a great start of it!!  

So here's the beautiful design she has created...


"Magic Carpet"

Don't you love the way it looks like the blocks are floating over the background?  Hence the name "Magic Carpet"!  And while that looks complicated, Christina has made it a snap to put together.


I had a great time making this quilt - it's so quick and easy! It took me about an hour and a half to cut out (while talking to several people, so you could probably deduct a half hour or so if you are working solo!) and another two and a half hours to piece together.


All of that to say, this is a quilt you could easily complete in a weekend.  And I managed to make it all out of my stash, which made it a great stash buster, too!  

Christina is now selling the pattern for Magic Carpet over on Craftsy as a digital PDF download.  I hope you'll hop over and get your own copy - it will become a favorite, I'm sure!  She shows some alternate colorways to give you more ideas, and there's even a coloring sheet included in the pattern so you can try out your own color sequences!


I think mine is ready to become a magic carpet - it got in some serious practice during the early photo shoots!


But wait - - - there's more!  Remember I mentioned a giveaway?  Well, Christina is offering a copy of the pattern for one of my readers!!  How exciting!!  So how can you enter, you ask??

1.  Leave a comment below.  Let's make it fun!  Leave a random question for the next commenter to answer, and answer the question left by the commenter before you.  I'll start it off for the first commenter with this question - Fries, or Tater Tots?

2.  Followers of my blog get a second entry.

3.  Go check out Christina's blog - I guarantee you'll love it!  If you are a follower of hers, leave a comment here for a third entry.  If you're not a follower, you ought to sign up - she posts great designs for free motion quilting and has a series of tutorials that I use for teaching free motion quilting.

So it's that simple.  You don't have to jump through all the hoops to enter, although you can if you want.  I hope you'll all leave a question with a comment, though - that's the fun part!  And it will give me some enjoyable reading while I'm answering all your comments...  ;-)  You can enter until Sunday, April 26th at 12:00 noon CST, and I'll announce the winner on Monday, April 27th.  

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And now, for those of us old enough to remember another "magic carpet ride", here, for your viewing and listening pleasure, 
is Steppenwolf...




Good luck, and big hugs!

Sarah

167 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt!
    Fries for me.
    Now coffee or tea?

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  2. I follow you on Bloglovin and I'm on my way over to check out Christina's Blog.

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  3. Hi Sarah, I am following you and now Christina's blog. I really like the monochromatic with red option she put on her blog. Commentor(?) #2 did not leave a question- so I will jump back to # 1.
    Coffee!! Definitely coffee!

    Sun worshiper or snow lover?

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  4. Love this pattern! Definitely a sun worshiper!

    Favorite animal?

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  5. Love this pattern, too! My favorite animal is a dog.

    Do you buy fabric from Craftsy?

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  6. I am a follower of Confessions of a Fabric Addict and really enjoy this blog!

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  7. I am a new BlogLovin' follower of A Few Scraps!

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  8. I have not purchased any fabric from Craftsy....at least NOT YET...haha!

    Cookies----crispy or chewy?

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    1. Hi, Sherry! Great question - chewy for me! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  9. And I am an avid follower of Sarah's blog...I check it all the time. Yep, I'm a creeper....

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    1. LOL - I call those folks "blurkers"......

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  10. Love this pattern..chewy..bread pudding or rice pudding?

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  11. Forgot to add that I follow your blog and Christina's too!

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  12. Perfect pattern for me! Stash buster and exercise in color placement. Love bread pudding...Clippers or Spurs? (Go Clippers!) akronne17@gmail.com

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  13. Love the colors. No preference between Clippers or Spurs, sorry.
    Coffee or tea?

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  14. I love this pattern! Um... I don't know what Clippers or Spurs are, sorry. :) Here's my question: how many countries have you been to?
    sarah@forrussia.org

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  15. Spurs Scissors or rotary cutter

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  16. Cute pattern! Neither- CAVS! Whoot! Morning or Night person

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  17. love the pattern. neither clippers or spurs! Phoenix suns!!! favorite holiday? Christmas or ?

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  18. Christmas! Great pattern!! What is your favorite ice cream?

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  19. I am a seasoned follower of your blog.

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  20. Seasoned follower of A Few Scraps as well!

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  21. Hi!! I follow you via bloglovin. This pattern looks fun and I like that floating effect. Favorite ice cream - this past holiday season Kemps had peppermint bark moose tracks. Good thing it was seasonal :). Next question chocolate chip cookie - with or without nuts?

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  22. Absoluetly no nuts. Open box of chocolates. Do you guess you'll get your favorite by willing them to talk to you, guessing and hoping for the best, or don't care what I get, it's chocolate?

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  23. Love your blog and been following for a while, though I lurk more than comment.

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  24. Same thing for Christina's blog - follow a lot, comment little.

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  25. Regarding the box of chocolates, I take my best guess by the shape, AND don't care as long as it's chocolate-covered.

    Cats or Dogs?

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  26. I'm a follower of this blog ... since I discovered it and H2H. Isn't that a beautiful 3D-effect pattern? Wow. I'm going to Christina's blog next.

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  27. Definitely have to try to pick out a big gooey one!
    Watch football or hockey?

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  28. Thanks for the introduction to Christina's blog, I am now following her

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  29. I don't watch football or hockey! Sorry, not much of a sports fan, too many quilts to make!
    Question: Where would you spend a two week vacation, everything paid, with your family, if that opportunity was presented to you?

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  30. I am a follower of the Confessions of a Fabric Addict Blog, and have been for a year or more. Thanks Sarah.

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  31. Hawaii.......as none of has ever been there.

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  32. Hot dog! Especially ones at our ball park.
    Beach or Mountains?

    I'm a follower of your blog via email, and I just signed up to follow Christina.

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  33. Beach for me. Warm or cool?

    b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  34. I follow your blog.

    b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  35. Mountains because I crave green! Question: my favorite kitchen layout is open concept, galley or ???

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  36. I've been following your blog for several years now. Love the pattern and the colors!!

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  37. Pokey!?
    I am a follower too!

    Ok my question is: Would you rather be an owl, hummingbird or vulture?

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  38. Yikes - not a kitchen person, but love the old warm country kitchen.

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  39. For got my question - if you were an animal, which would it be?

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  40. A bunny. What is your favorite color?

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  41. Michael Caine. What was your first job?

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  42. And Christina's! I could write Confessions of a quilt blog addict!

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  43. My first job was a secretary at a TV repair shop. What's your favorite way to workout?

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  44. I follow your blog through email.

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  45. I follow her blog through email. :)

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  46. I'm a walker! Three miles a day, 5 days a week. What's you favorite quliting snack??

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  47. ....and a new follower of Christina's. (I have her first book and need to get her second!)

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  48. I follow you every day. My favorite quilting snack is, of course, anything chocolate! What is the smallest scrap you save?

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  49. The smallest scrap I save is - everything. I save triangles and strips for spiderweb quilts.

    Favorite home remedy when sick?

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  50. Ice cream - cures everything that ails you. Especially chocolate.

    Great pattern - so dimensional! I follow you via Bloglovin' and I just became a follower of Christine as well. Looking forward to learning more FMQ from her.

    Got any heirloom or antique sewing tools? I have my grandma's button box, full of very old buttons, early 1900's, which I treasure.

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  51. Depends on what kind of sick, homemade vapor rub for cold, sleep for flu! Coffee or Latte?

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  52. Latte for sure!
    White, Dark, or Milk (chocolate)?

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  53. Love your blog - I follow on Feedly and totally LOVE this pattern! I'd make this for sure.

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  54. Would love to have a pattern for that Magic Carpet Ride quilt! My niece has asked me to make her a quilt and I think she'd love this modern look!

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  55. I like dark and milk chocolate.

    Would you rather be inside or outside in the spring?

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  56. Milk chocolate!! And sometimes dark. My question is soda or water?

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  57. I am a follower here at this fantastic site. Thanks Sarah!

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  58. I follow Christina over at A Few Scraps. I just found her site last week and I love it. That quilt looks like so much fun to make!

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  59. Water! Love the looks of this quilt. What about fried or grilled chicken?

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  60. Love your blog and follow it regularly!

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  61. Grilled chicken for me, normally, but I enjoy fried chicken every now and then. Now, do you prefer the ocean or the mountains?

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  62. I'm a follower on Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance to win, Sarah!

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  63. I prefer the mountains and a lake or river!
    And my question is Coffee or Tea!

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  64. Coffee or tea?! Oh no! I like both! Coffee in the morning, green tea at night.
    Tulips or Roses?

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  65. I already follow you via email.

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  66. I've been following Christina for quite some time as well. Love her work.

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  67. Roses last longer but I like both. I love this site, so many ideas. Whats the weather in your area? Here is sunny, but cold and very windy.

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  68. Oh, I love Roses the most. So, quilts or clothing as far as sewing?

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  69. I only sew quilts! I once tried to sew a dress and it came out about 3 sizes to big! Its all I can do to sew straight lines. lol
    mburnete912@bellsouth.net
    Where are you from and the name of your favorite quilt shop there?

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  70. I am a follower of yours! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  71. I also follow Christina also! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  72. In answer to Mary Burnette....I live in Ocean Park, WA and my closest quilt shop, and therefore must be my favorite, is Boardwalk Quilts, in Long Beach, WA. Now my question is: How many dogs do you have and what breeds? I have three dachshunds and one maltese/chinese crested cross. Love My Dogs! I can't complain about dog hair as it does not outnumber the amount of threads that are always on the furniture!

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  73. And yes, I follow Confessions of a Fabric Addict. toniamacaroni4@gmail.com

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  74. No dogs, but had a golden retriever when I lived at home.
    How do you like your eggs?

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  76. Scrambled with a little cheese please. Now my question - do you quilt your own quilts and if so, long arm, domestic machine or hand quilting? Thanks

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  77. I also follow Christina via e-mail. Thanks!

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  78. I quilt my own quilts on a domestic sewing machine.
    My questions is do you like your water with or without lemon?

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  79. I have followed Sarah's blog for years.

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  80. Without lemon please! Tulips or roses?

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  81. I follow your lovely blog via Bloglovin'!

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  82. ROSES! My mother is from Tyler. TX, the Rose capitol of the world! Hmmm...Salty or sweet?

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  83. Yes, I follow your blog, both by dashboard, and by bloglovin (which I don't use).

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  84. I also follow Christine's blog. I like her info on machine quilting. One day I'll try machine quilting again.

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  85. Sweet, definitely. Do you prefer to read fiction or non-fiction?

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  86. I read Fiction (murder mysteries). Are you a Dog or Cat person?

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  87. Love your blog, read every post via the Polka Dot Chicken! I am a dog person although when the kids were little we had 5 cats (house cats all named after felines in the play "Cats") :) Do you like wine or chocolate?

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  88. Oh, and thanks for the opportunity, I have seen this quilt on Pinterest and love it! qltdiva1@fuse.net

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  89. Chocolate for me! I love this quilt, and follow Confessions via email. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Favorite pizza topping? I like sausage, peppers and onions - yum!

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  90. I love this quilt too! Black olives and pepperoni. Sink or swim?

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  91. I follow your blog! Always a fun read!

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  92. I also follow Christina's blog! It's awesome!

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  93. Swim. I have to answer a question a few post back: wine or chocolate? Both, red wine and dark chocolate!

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  94. I follow your blog.
    I forgot a question: Which season Spring or Fall?

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  95. Definitely Spring! I love this quilt! Salty or sweet?

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  96. I follow Confessions by email.

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  97. I've been following Christina for several months and have signed up for her Craftsy class!

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  98. Daisies. Bonde brownies or chocolate brownies?

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  99. Chocolate brownies. Cat or dog?

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  100. Definitely cat.

    This pattern is really great and I'm already thinking about what I have to make it with.

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  101. Of course I stalk or um follow you!

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  102. I also already follow Christina, ever since you reviewed her first book.

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  103. Dog. I have two jack Russell dogs.
    Tulips or daffodils?

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  104. Daffodils, Tahiti daffodils to be exact. They are my favorite spring flower. I'm a follower Sarah. Do you prefer to see a movie or read a book?

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  105. And now I follow Christina too.

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  106. I prefer to read a good book. Which to you prefer, the mountains or the seashore?

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  107. Of course I follow your blog! It's to fun to miss. Rina

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  108. I am now following Christina's blog and her FB page. Thanks for pointing me in her direction.

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  109. Joan - I'm a Mountain Girl all the way, but a walk on the beach is hard to beat.
    Quirky Question: Do you load your toilet paper roll so the paper rolls from the top or from the bottom?

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  110. I, of course, follow your blog. And I look forward to your posts!

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  111. I also follow Christina. And buy her books. And copy her quilting styles. Thanks, Christina!

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  112. I load to from the top so critters don't play with it =) milk or dark chocolate?

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  113. I load to from the top so critters don't play with it =) milk or dark chocolate?

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  114. I love Milk Chocolate!
    Question: What is your favorite Spring Flower?

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  115. I am a new follower of A Few Scraps too!

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  116. My favorite Flower is Lilly's!! Question: What is your favorite season?

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  117. I just starting following A Few Scraps!!

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  118. What FUN comments! I think my question to answer is favorite season - fall and summer and spring and winter - I love them all crisp leaves, sunshine, flowers, stillness.
    Would you rather know a package is on its way or bee totally surprised by one in the mailbox

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  119. I want to be totally surprised! What is your choice chocolate or fabric?

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  120. Following Christina on bloglovin!

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  121. (I'm going to answer the last ? asked) Of course I get the hardest question ever for me because those are my only two vices. Yikes! I'd have to choose fabric. Orange juice with pulp or without? ktsquiltdreams [at]gmail [dot]com

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  122. I follow Christina via email. ktsquiltdreams [at]gmail [dot]com

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  123. Orange juice with pulp because I read it is healthier because you body has to work harder to digest the pulp, therefore, less sugar!

    What is your favorite flavor cupcake?

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  124. Chocolate!
    Favourite garden flower?

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  125. Sarah - I love how your Magic Carpet is trying to fly! Yours turned out wonderfully! I already bought the pattern, so am not in your giveaway, but just wanted to say "Great job!"

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  126. Daffolid

    Favorite vacation spot - beach or mountains?

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  127. Mountains.

    What's the most unusual food you've ever eaten?

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  128. I tried Moose roast once...wasn't too bad lol

    What's your Favorite Dessert?

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  129. I follow your blog thru Email & GFC

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  130. I signed up to follow Christina's Blog, thru Email, too :)

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  131. Anything chocolate for dessert is wonderful!

    What color is your toothbrush?

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  132. My toothbrush is purple.

    My question - cats or dogs?

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  133. I follow Christina and would love to make this quilt.

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  134. Too late for the give away but I do like the quilt and I went to Christina's blogg and started following.
    Thanks

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