Friday, September 16, 2011

Moda Country Fair



I've not been to many country fairs. Just one really. In 1985, I attended my first fair with my grandparents. They never missed the Polk County Fair. My grandfather was on the fair board and he was serious about the fair. Everyone must go and participate. Early in the morning my grandmother and I went out to the garden to select produce to enter. As I searched for the best tomato, my grandmother described the rules for a winning entry. The idea was to find and submit three tomatoes that were very similar in shape, color and size. One fabulous tomato just wouldn't do it.

 

My grandmother won this ribbon for her onions. Just not sure if she got 1st, 2nd or third. Isn't this ribbon a funny thing to save? I've kept this for over 26 years. The weirdest part is I knew exactly where to find it. I've kept it in my jewelry box, of all places, for these many years! Don't even ask my why I thought that was a great place to save this ribbon....must of had ESP it would be essential to me on Sept. 17, 2011. But now, I'm rather attached to this ribbon and don't want to loose it, so back into the jewelry box it will go!



Favorite country fair food?   Kettle Corn. Dave and I made some last night...I used a "Whirley Pop" and their "special mix." I'm not sure what's in the special mix. The orange stuff looks really bad for you! But we tried it out. Honestly, I have to say I don't think I would use their mix again. I was going to add the mix to today's prize....but I don't think anyone would sign up. Use the good and easy recipe that follows.

Close-up of the mix. Believe me, that's not orange sherbet in there!

Kettle Corn Ingredients

1/4 cup vegetable oil 

1/2 cup popcorn kernels 

1/4 cup sugar

 1 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions: In a large pot with a tight-fitting lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn. When the oils sizzles, sprinkle the sugar over the kernels. Cover and shake the pan until the popping slows down, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and toss with the salt. Or if you are using a Whirley Pop use the hand crank and stir the kernels until the popping slows down. Enjoy!

Guilty Pleasure? Sitting on the sofa and watching Mad Men on Netflix.

 This show makes you glad you are in the work force now instead of in the 50's and 60's!

Bucket List?    I want to ride my bike across Missouri on the Katy Trail. I did 170 miles this summer....but still haven't done the whole trail.

What inspires our work?   Nature, color, vintage prints and samplers.

Project?   You bet!





I made a huswife out of the Blueberry Crumb Cake prints. You can make one too! This fabric line will be in shops in November. But if you can't wait, any scraps that coordinate will work well.

Instructions

Cut 2 strips 4 1/2" x 18" for the front and back of the huswif.
Cut 1 piece of lightweight batting 5" x 18 1/2"
Cut 5 pockets 4 1/2" x 7 1/2"  from assorted fabrics.
Cut 1 pocket 4 1/2" x 10 1/2".




Fold the first pocket in half and press. Position it on the right side of the fabric strip. The top of my first pocket is 1 1/4" down from the top edge. Draw a line in pencil where the edge of the selvage will be positioned. Align and sew the pocket to the strip as shown in the picture above. Fold the pocket up and press.


Fold the second pocket in half and press. Position the second pocket. Draw the line where the selvage will align and sew the pocket in place. If you are using a directional print, make sure it isn't upside down when the pocket is folded up!




The pocket is folded up and pressed.
My pockets overlap 3/4"- 1".
Repeat the steps above for 5 pockets.



Fold the last and largest pocket in half. Sew it along the bottom edge using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Baste the pockets in place. Use a 1/8" seam allowance.



Quilt the top of the huswife. You can find the pattern here. After quilting trim away the excess batting.

Pin the front to the back, right sides together. Sew the top to the bottom using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 3" opening along the top edge. Clip the corners and turn to the right side.


Cut a 26" piece of cording or ribbon and sew one edge to the top selvage. Fold the selvage to the inside and blind stitch the opening closed.


 Now you're ready to fill it with your favorite sewing items!


Leave a comment and you could win this bundle of Blueberry Crumb Cake. Just the right size to make your huswif!

Will use the random number generator to find a winner. Contest ends Sunday night. Winner posted on Monday morning!

Don't forget to visit Aneela tomorrow! The Country Fair blog hop continues....

September 18th Aneela Hoey
September 19th Barbara Brackman
September 20th Bonnie Olaveson
September 21st Cabbages and Roses
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 23rd Brannock and Patek
September 24th Lauren and Jessi Jung
September 25th Lily Ashbury
September 26th Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain
September 28th Sweetwater
September 29th French General
September 30th Primitive Gatherings
October 1st Kathy Schmitz 
October 2nd Liz Scott


Until later,
Alma










1,167 comments:

  1. Thanks for the ideas on sewing that wonderful piece. I look forward to winning the blue fabrics so I can make one too!

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  2. Unless I am mistaken, a blue ribbon is first place, red is second, and white is third. We lived in Canada for a year when I was in second grade, and there red is first, blue is second. I love your blueberry colors!

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  3. Love the blueberry crumb fabric... our blueberries are long gone here, cool nights. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  4. Isn't it funny, the things we decide to hold on to!

    I'd love a chance at those blues!

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  5. Blueberry crumb cake totally feeds my addiction to anything blue. It is beautiful!!

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  6. I love your blueberry crumb fabric.....blue being one of my favorite colours.....Please enter me in to win.
    Happy stitching, Lynn

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  7. Thank you for opportunity for drawing. Love all that you do.

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  8. How lovely that you have kept that ribbon!

    Beautiful fabrics again, they'd be so lovely to work with :)

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  9. Enjoyed your post. Love the story about the ribbon, I have a few from quite a few years ago and I hope my granddaughter will treasure them one day as you do your grandmothers.
    Love your Blueberry Crumb fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win some in your giveaway.

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  10. The picture with thebutton card is great. The blues are very soothing

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  11. Ooh, I love the blueberry crumbcake, and would love to win it! thanks for the chance.

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  12. I loved going to the Oswego Cty Fair and N Y State Fair - had to have Cotton Candy and ride the Ferris Wheel - such fun times. Your blueberry fabric is beautiful-yum! (like blue cotton candy). Would love to be the winner.

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  13. I m so excited! Another opportunity to win your blueberry crumb cake fabric! I hope I win... I hope I win... I hope I win! I just love the color blue. It was my grandmother's favorite color too.

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  14. I still have my Mama's blue ribbons that she won at the fair!! She was VERY serious about her entries!! She always entered several things, and always won first place with most everything!! That blueberry fabric looks good enough to eat, doesn't it? I think it should win first place!!!

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  15. I've been a county fair judge for quilts. We give all quilts a blue, red or white ribbon depending on the quality of the quilt.
    Thanks for the huswif instructions. I plan to make one with your awesome blueberry crumb fabric line. Love everything you do.

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  16. Weren't the county fairs of the 50's and 60's great? My dad was a County Agent, so we got to go to lots of them. Your fabric is beautiful.

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  17. Loved your memoir about the Blue Ribbon; a great story attached a wonderful family memory. I'd love to get my hands on your new Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Loving those cool 'blueberry' blue fabrics! The mind boggles with all their possibilities......

    Thanks for the generous opportunity.
    Tania

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  19. I love vintage looks in fabric!

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  20. gorgeous fabrics - such beautiful blues! Enjoyed your County Fair story, and I understand the sentiment behind keeping the ribbon.

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  21. I would love to win those lovely blue fabrics. I just adore shades of blue with a bit of white thrown in. Thank you for the huswife tutorial, too!

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  22. Totally blue ribbon fabric, first place "Blackbird Designs"!!!

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  23. Love your patterns and would love to win this gorgeous blue fabric.

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  24. I love your beautiful fabric. Hope, hope, hope I win your drawing so I can make one just like yours. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. Forgot to add my name to the drawing.
    Ruth

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  26. Awesome fabrics !
    Thank you for the tutorial !

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  27. I've kept a few odd treasures in my jewelry box for years too--thanks for sharing the story of your ribbon. Very pretty blues!

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  28. And I can't wait till blueberry crumb cake is available, just love it.On Wednesday I was viewing clothing from Mad Men as they had a visiting display at the shopping center I was at in Victoria Australia.

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  29. Great little project ... and thank you for the chance to win some beautiful blueberry crumb cake ...
    Happy stithcing, Perri

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  30. Alma: I am so totally amazed at the beautiful colors and patterns you and Barb come up with, Blueberry looks so lovely.
    Please enter me in your givaway.
    Thank-you for the directions and the recipes.
    Catherine
    diamondc

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  31. The project looks fun, and the fabric looks beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  32. Gorgeous fabric with a great name! Thanks for the recipe too. Will look for the pattern pdf after it's uploaded.

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  33. Love the blueberry crumb fabric, would love to add it to my stash. Loved the blue ribbon story, neat that you kept it , a great memory.
    Thanks for the chance to win the great fabric.

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  34. I absolutely Love Love LOVE your fabrics!!!! Thanks for taking us to the fair~~

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  35. Love all the blues and the browns in the line.

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  36. Think these would make great Christmas gifts.

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  37. I would love some of the blueberry crumb fabric. Thanks

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  38. I would love some of that blueberry crumb fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. I absolutely NEED this latest collection. It's absolutely scrumptious and beautiful.

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  40. Great idea for Christmas gift, thanks for the instruction. Love the material. Sally A

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  41. Alma, this Huswife is lovely. I can't wait until November for the new fabric. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  42. I really love this new color combination you've chosen. It's just beautiful.

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  43. I love the huswife and the beautiful fabric colours.

    The ribbon made me think of the ones I won many years ago for my lacemaking. I think I will be digging around in my craft room looking for them this evenong.

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  44. Wow, what a great fabricline. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Have a nice weekend
    Diana

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  45. so beautiful fabric!!i would love to win this,have a nice weekend,susi

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  46. Love the new fabric. Can't wait to use them in a new quilt.

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  47. Blueberry Crumb Cake is just Delicious...
    Would Love some for my Stash.
    cheers

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  48. I just love you saved that ribbon so many memories attached to it too :) never made popcorn :( .. love the fabric you have used for your husif :) and would love the chance to win a roll ... soo cool and dreamy and would match my bedroom for my jewellery too :) thanks a bunch :) love mouse xxxx
    www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

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  49. So beautyful fabrics!!! Wonderful colours! I like them so much!

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  50. Blackbird designs have been my favourites from moda fabrics! Love your blues in Blueberry Crumbcake.

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  51. Thank you so much for the project--I may just make a couple of those for my quilty friends! I absolutely love your Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric line! And I really, really appreciate the chance to win some of it!

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  52. Love the blueberry crumb fabric! I will for sure be trying your popcorn recipe, kettle corn is the best!!. Thank you for the pattern. What a neat gift idea for all my sewing buddies!

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  53. Love the blueberry crumb fabric! I will for sure be trying your popcorn recipe, kettle corn is the best!!. Thank you for the pattern. What a neat gift idea for all my sewing buddies!

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  54. Perfect timing. I've been looking for a huswif pattern for the past couple of days so I know what I'll be doing this weekend!
    Love the fabric colours and designs.
    Ashtona@hotmail.com

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  55. Tous ces tissus sont superbes, j'attends avec impatience de pouvoir les acheter en France.
    J'ai beaucoup aimé l'histoire de ta Grand'Mère ...
    Bon week-end - Nadine d'Arras

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  56. I love the colours of the fabric. When you mentioned Guilty Pleasures I think mine will be tomorrow as Downton Abbey starts again here in the UK! Take care x

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  57. I love your designs, fabrics, and vintage look of all your work. Thanks for the huswif instructions and for the chance to win!
    Have a great fall, Jana

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  58. fabulous!!! I am off to dig out my scraps and make one.
    Look forward to your new range arriving in the stores. Must have some.

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  59. Wauw! What a great project. Just love it with the lovely blue fabrics! Just my color! Count me in for your contest!
    Yammie....I love popcorn...so i'h hungry now....
    Jeanine

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  60. Your post is like visiting with a friend. I'm going to make the huswife (never heard the term!), but it won't be as pretty without the bluberry crumb fabrics. Thanks for the visit and the pattern :)

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  61. I love the roll project and the fabric.
    Thanks for this Blog Fair and for your input. Its been great.

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  62. OOh I just love the huswife...hubby when he propossed said to me he had another wide...I though ooh no, but then he revealed it was his huswife he got in the Air force( she does all his sewing repairs......now I can have one too...thanks for the chance to win some Blackberry fabrics...so divine
    Hugs Dawn x x x

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  63. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!! Lovely!!

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  64. Love the fabric, blueberries are a favorite! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. Love the housewife project, cute but very useful! Your fabric is always beautiful but Blueberry Crumb takes the cake!!!!!!

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  66. Just love your fabrics. Hope I'm lucky.

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  67. How wonderful that you have your Grandmother's Blue ribbon and also that you know what she won it for.
    Thanks for the instructions to make the huswif - it does look fairly simple but the machine and I are often not on the same wave length, but I would love to give it a try.
    The material with the writing is wonderful.
    Mary

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  68. Thank you for your tutorial! Love your new fabricline!
    greetings from the Netherlands!
    Christine S.

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  69. it's not often i get excited about an entire line of fabric. but this one is beautiful.

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  70. The fabric is wonderful. Thank you for the lovely tutorial, I am going to try and make a huswif, your pictures make it look easy.

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  71. Love the colours of the fabric and the name Bluberry crumb just makes me soooo hungry :) Barb.

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  72. I love your fabrics - and your x-stitch projects too! Thank you for the drawing:)
    Erika

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  73. What a great, simple little project, am going to the sewing room this instant to run one up for a dear stitching buddy. I love blues and those fabrics are just gorgeous and the name for the line is perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win x

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  74. Love the ribbon story, it is funny how we hang onto things that have a special memory of a loved one wether it is of monetary value or not.

    Beautiful fabrics!

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  75. That fabric is gorgeous. Have always been a fan of blues tho.

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  76. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the draw for that wonderful fabric

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  77. I love kettle corn!! And I love the blues of your new fabric and can't wait until their in the store.

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  78. I love the huswife it's a beatiful christmas gift for my mother, thankd for the tutorial !!
    The fabric is gorgeous, Thanks for a chance to win!

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  79. My "stash" is very short on blues. Your beautiful fabric would be a wonderful addition. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of your giveaway.

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  80. My heart skipped a beat. You have the same tin my Mom kept her buttons in when I was a child. She passed away two years ago. Today I was opening boxes packed after her death and there was the tin. I found pictures and one thing after another it was so late but I thought I needed to check todays Fair Destination, there was that tin.

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  81. I absolutely love the Blueberry Crumb fabric. Would love to win! Thanks for a chance.....

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  82. What a great tutorial you have maked for us, thank you. My favorite fabrics are blue and red. Thank you for the change to win.

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  83. Love all the blue colours. Really beautiful! I'm going to give a try to win your giveaway so please include me.

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  84. Beautiful fabric. This blog hop is great. I have found several new blogs, yours included. I have read through several of your entries so far. I love to hear that you live in MO. I was born and raised in KC and we used to go to the state fair in Sedalia. Loved it.

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  85. Have been meaning to make a huswif but your new line has really given me a push to get going! I'll have to wait until those gorgeous blues come to my quilt shop unless I get lucky! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  86. Thank you for the Huswife pattern.
    Would LOVE to have some Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric!
    Great story about the ribbon, what a nice keepsake.
    Marilyn

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  87. Lovely fabric, simple yet very functional little gadget and a name from which my mouth waters - what's not to like ;-)

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  88. Blueberry Crumble is divine. Thank you for a wonderful post and sharing this beautiful fabric.

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  89. Thank you for the pretty pattern! :o) The fabric is just delightful and blue is my favourite colour, so I can't wait for the fabric to be released! So inspiring to visit your blog! Hi from New South Wales Australia!

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  90. I will have to make one...thanks for the tutorial...beautiful fabric!

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  91. Your fabrics and designs are pure bliss!

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  92. Can't wait for the crumb cake. Some of those blues look absolutely delicious.

    Bobbi

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  93. I just love the colours of the fabric!!Just yummie!!Hope to win them off course!!
    Love,
    Esther

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  94. I love the fabrics, please include me in the draw for them. thanks you

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  95. Tomatoes, popcorn, blueberries and a brilliant project. What more could I ask from a blog?

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  96. Enjoyed visiting your blog and reading about the bike trip you took with your son. The fabric is lovely! Thanks!

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  97. thank you for project and for a beutiful fabrics ;)
    i love it!!
    ciao Maria

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  98. I've been enjoying the blog hop, but I couldn't wait until it was your day. You have the best pictures and the best projects. Wish you would post every day :D

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  99. Oh, I love the Blueberry Crumb fabrics. They are so beautiful.
    Many greetings from Germany
    Gudrun

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  100. The Blueberry Crumb Cake line is mighty fine! Send mine.

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  101. Hi Girls

    I am waiting with bated breath for your next range to come out. And I usually only buy pink fabric. I will just have to stroke it for awhile before doing any cutting.

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  102. Loved reading about the Fair- what is a whirly pop?

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  103. Lovely fabric range. I must admit my favourite colour is blue. The pattern is very cute.

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  104. Thanks for a great, useful project tutorial. I love Blueberry Crumb and can't wait to find in at my LQS.

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  105. My favorite color is blue. I love your fabrics and the sewing kit!
    Thanks for the pattern.

    Cindy A/

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  106. It is only September and I am ready for Blueberry Crumbcake to hit the shops! This fabric line is beautiful. I have big plans

    Betty

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  107. Love the Blueberry Crumb cake fabrics. Hope i win. Love the huswife too.

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  108. I love kettle corn also, but my favorite fair food is funnel cakes.
    Your fabric is lovely so happy to see more blues coming out in fabric.

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  109. Blueberry Crumb Cake- yum! What a delicious name for delicious fabric!

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  110. Blueberry Crumb is a fantastic name for an awesome fabric. I love the colors!

    Thanks for the housewife pattern. I will be making one today. Happy quilting.

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  111. What a nice story about the fair and how much it meant to your grandparents. Love the fabric!!

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  112. Oh!!!! your Blueberry Crumb Cake Fabric is delicious.
    thank you for a chance to win a bundle of this Yummy Fabric.

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  113. My mother had saved every ribbon she had won at the fair. I'm not sure why either. Thanks for the kettle corn recipe. I am going to try that. I love it!

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  114. How quick and cute is the Huswif. Can't wait to get some made for Christmas presents. Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabric. Keep up the great work.

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  115. love, love, love the blueberry crumb fabric and the huswife idea you showed! would love to make one.....thanks for the opportunity :D

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  116. Oh I love the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric! I was just looking at it yesterday and it looks wonderful.
    Thanks for a chance to win some.

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  117. What a nice project. This is such a good blog hop.

    Thx for the chance to win beautiful fabric.

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  118. Love the blues and browns. I keep looking at huswives and thinking I need to make one. This one looks fun!

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  119. Alma... I love your fabric.. and your special little project! How did you know blue was my favorite color? You and Barb along with your fabric, blog, cross stitch, fun projects, quilts.. are the bestest of the best. Love you!!
    Gloria

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  120. Love the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric. Would love to win.

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  121. Love the color blue and with the name of Blueberry Crumb Cake how can one go wrong. Your books and projects are wonderful. Thanks for inspiring us. Karin E:)

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  122. Love your new fabric line! Enjoyed reading about your grandmother's blue ribbon. Thanks for the huswife pattern!

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  123. I love your designs and fabric! I have all of your quilt books and the patterns are on my bucket list! :)

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  124. Blueberry Crumb Cake -- the sound makes my mouth water! Love the colors and the 0 calories in this bundle and would love it add it to my stash!

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  125. Your Blueberry Crumb must have had an effect on my taste-buds as I have just bought blueberries at the supermarket! I shall make bleberry muffins this afternoon.

    Blue is my favourite colour - I don't think there is a shade of blue that I dislike.

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  126. Great fabric- i love the colors.

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  127. Great fabric! Great to hear about Grandma's ribbon.

    love
    Clare

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  128. Alma, I just love your fabrics! They lend themselves to wonderful sewing projects as well as finishing for all your stitching designs. Thanks for the project and the giveaway opportunity!

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  129. Love the fabric line! Thanks for the tutorial...it's a really cute project!

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  130. Yummy new fabric!! Going to make tha project and kettle corn!!!

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  131. Your fabric is just lovely - it reminds me of an antique quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Mary

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  132. I love the pattern - my friend and I are sewing today, I am pretty sure we will have to make one of those before the day is over ! Love the fabric, nice to see the cross stitch print in blue

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  133. Beautiful huswife! I would love to win your giveaway. I'm excited to make this project!. Thank you for sharing..

    ~Ronda
    http://picturetrail.com/simplethymeprims

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  134. nice project, and pretty fabric!!! thanks

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  135. hi Alma, thank you for the huswife tutorial, would like to have my own soon. AND a big thank you for the chance to win your wonderful fabrics. Hoping in Germany
    Brigitte

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  136. The Blueberry Crumb cake is going to be a must have when it comes out. I just love it. Blues and browns are my favorite go to colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  137. The colors for the Blueberry Crumb cake are beautiful - thank you for offering it for the giveaway! I really like the huswife for traveling - it's perfect for the car!

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  138. I have been looking for a nice bunch of blue fabrics. Looks like the Blueberry Crumb would fit the bill. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric!

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  139. Love your fabric!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. That is the perfect project!The colors are beautiful.

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  141. That blueberry fabric bundle is wonderful! Thanks so much for your project instructions..I may just have to make one! :D

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  142. We have to wait until November? I love the fabric and want it now. Would love to win the bundle.

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  143. I can't wait until I can buy some Blueberry Crumb cake fabric. I love all your lines. Your greens are just the right shade for me and blue is my favorite color. Thanks for the neat pattern.

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  144. Beautiful project and fabric! Kettle corn is my favorite too.

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  145. thanks for a great pattern! Perfect to make for the next retreat weekend with my friends.
    Dorothy in IL

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  146. I am loving the Blueberry Crumb. I've been obsessing over our Guild's President's Challenge. Now I'm thinking it needs to start with those blues of yours. Thanks.

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  147. I love the blueberry crumb fabric. Sandy

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  148. What a darling huswife, and lovely fabric! Thanks for a fun blog hop.

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  149. beautiful shades of blue , this is a fun blog hop

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  150. Blue is my favorite color. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  151. I find going to fair with family and friends is the most fun. Hopefully you will enjoy some now that the fair has been going on and you read what your other Moda designers have experienced
    please let me be the one to open my mail with this package in there. I love your fabulous fabs, patterns and blog

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  152. I love the blueberry crumb cake fabric! I've been wanting to do a quilt in these colors for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  153. What a great project! Love the fabric, too! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  154. Love the blue fabric. This would be so much fun to sew!

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  155. Confession -- I take a break at work at lunch time and slip out to my car to stitch a little.... This is an adorable project for"sanity break" sewing at work.... Love the blues...

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  156. I can't wait to get my hands on this fabric. It keeps calling my name. PattiO

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  157. Beautiful colors on your new line. Blue is my all time favorite.Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

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  158. I really love this project and your beautiful fabrics.

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  159. That fabric is beautiful! what a sweetand useful project!

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  160. The fabric is beautiful. Would be so fun to win. Thanks.

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  161. I'll have to look for these fabrics when they are available. So pretty! I'm not a quilter, but I sew and use pretty fabrics to finish my needlework pieces.
    - Bonnie H.

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  162. What beautiful shades of blue(berries)! Thanks for such a cute, practical project.

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  163. I like your project,and I like your new line of fabrics. Cream and blue have been my favorite colors for years!

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  164. Thanks for the beautiful fabric!
    Greeting from germany
    Hildy

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  165. Love the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  166. I just love tbe new fabric.....was hooked when I first saw it. I don't get to buy much, but I really am coveting this line. I love the fair, but funnel cakes are my weakness. Thanks.

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  167. love kettle corn. I'll have to try your recipe.

    and fabrics, who doesn't love them especially blue ones!

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  168. Always great projects! I hope I get the blues!

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  169. Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  170. What beautiful fabrics! I love the blue color and I am going to make the huswif. It looks so useful! Thank you! Bonnie

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  171. I love that fabric line. And such a yummy name too. Thanks for the chance to win some of it!

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  172. Very beautiful fabric and the huswife is wonderful!

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  173. What a cute project and lovely fabrics!

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  174. Hello Alma,

    I loved that you saved the prize ribbon, lots of memories attached to that. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some fabulous fabric.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  175. What a great post! Just love kettle corn, so am thrilled that you posted a recipe. I grew up belonging to 4-H and going to county fairs. It was always a thrill to win a small monetary prize as that was spending money for back to school clothes!

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  176. Thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win!

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  177. Blueberry Crumb....sounds as delish as it looks! Can't wait for it to hit the Aussie shores! Great pattern too...thank you....never heard of a 'huswif' before...I really like it though!
    hugs
    Wendy B :O)

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  178. Love the blue fabric. Like your free pattern, also.

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  179. I love the blues. They would go perfectly in an online BOM that I want to do that is all blue so I would love to win this pack.

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  180. I love your new fabric! I have to make a quilt out of each of your lines! I also can't wait for your new book to come out!
    Maureen

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  181. What a cute project, so many nice ones during this hop. You ladies have done a marvelous job with it.
    Maggey

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  182. Very pretty fabric...counting the days till it's available! Love the pattern--you guys are the best in blogland too!

    Linda A.

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  183. Love the blueberry crumb line....reminds me of the blue skies of summer & state fairs! Thanks for the inspiration & project!!

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  184. What a neat little project! Thank you!

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  185. It is so wonderful to have your grandmother's ribbon. I have several of my grandmother's fair ribbons too. She past a year and a half ago. She was a expert ceramasist in the 50's, 60's and early 70's until her eyesight failed her. 3 of her ribbons for pieces I still have are framed and in my sewing room.
    I love popcorn too. Thanks for the receipe. I always wondered how to make it.
    I can't wait to see the blueberry crumb fabric. Thanks for the chance at the bundle.

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  186. Great project! can't wait to make one for myself!

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  187. After my Grandma passed away my Aunt came across a set of dish towels she had embroidered and tucked away. My Aunt entered them in the county fair and Grandma won a blue ribbon!

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  188. That is a beautiful collection of fabric. I cant wait for it to get into the stores. Thanks for the pattern.

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  189. Such lovely fabric and such a lovely idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabric.

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  190. Would love to win the Blueberry Crumb fabric. Thanks for the kettle corn recipe, that's always the first stop for our family (have to get the boys something right from the start you know). :0)

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  191. Loved this post and the Blueberry Crumb Cake bundles - what a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. Judy C

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  192. Love your blueberries! -- but then what of yours don't I love? Thanks for the opportunity.

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  193. Beautiful Fabric, Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!!!

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  194. I love this fabric - I am all about blue! Thanks for the opportunity to win! It's been so long since we've done "real" (not microwave) popcorn. I remember the excitement as a kid - waiting for the very first kernel to pop....

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  195. Blue is number one, just like your blueberry crumb cake fabric!! Have you ever seen quilts made out of ribbons, they are pretty neat but I guess first they have to be won!
    Thanks for have the chance to win

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  196. What a beautiful little project! And that fabric is callin my name! Love it and can't wait for it to hit the shelves...

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  197. The Katy trails goes through some beautiful country.

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