Wednesday, February 26, 2014






     X marks the spot! Welcome to Blackbird Designs for our day on the Moda's, Spell it With Fabric blog roll. X is our letter of course, because we love cross stitch.
     Above are some pictures of our booth from Fall Quilt Market, 2013. We used all of the letter patterns to make the full alphabet quilt using our Plum Sweet fabric line. We love how it turned out. (I just wish I had a granddaughter to wrap up in this quilt!) We also made a table runner using the letters, and spelled out "Plum Sweet." There are too many things on our market table for you to really see it in the pictures above. Check it out in the picture below, on my dining room table. I think a birthday table runner would be fun. Pick your favorite words and sew a special banner for the one you love!

     Get our letter X pattern here.


     Still have some of my Christmas ornaments up? You bet! I think I'll take the snow flakes down when the weather warms up. Might be in June or July the way our weather has been here.


     Need a bundle of Plum Sweet? Leave a comment and I will run the random number generator and pick a winner on Friday. I think there is almost enough to do all the alphabet in this bundle! You will have to add a bit for the borders....and the good news is this line will be in the shops soon. Go here for a picture of all the prints.
     Below are the listings for everyone in the Moda blog hop. Check them all out for the remainder of the letters and prizes too! 

FEBRUARY 26...
Vanessa Christenson - http://www.vanessachristenson.com/

FEBRUARY 27... 

FEBRUARY 28...
Setting Directions - http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above

Need the earlier postings?  Catch up here:
FEBRUARY 17...
FEBRUARY 19...

FEBRUARY 20...
Lauren + Jessi Jung - http://laurenandjessiblog.com/

FEBRUARY 21...
Me and My Sister Designs - http://meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/

FEBRUARY 24...
Primitive Gatherings - http://lisabongean.wordpress.com/


Until later,
X  X X X...  Alma

702 comments:

  1. Plum Sweet is a beautiful line! It's X-actly what I need for some baby quilts I need to make! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. The alphabet quilt is lovely with such warm fabrics.

    Thanks for this giveaway

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  3. The Plum Sweet is so pretty! Very different than what I have in my stash right now. It would make a lovely quilt!

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  4. Wahoo... exactly what I would love to win! Thanks for the chance for beautiful fabrics!

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  5. Plum Sweet looks plum sweet. I would love to win! Thanks, Sherry E. Riggs (keithriggs1@yahoo.com)

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  6. Your fabrics are eXtra special! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Fingers X-ed . . .

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  7. I just love this line. Ever since I saw Lissa's Lone Star in it I have been in love!

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  8. Your quilt turned out very cute! I would love to win the bundle of fabric! XXXDonna H OREGON

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  9. It's great to see the whole alphabet quilt! Lovely collection of fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  10. Would XXXX some eXtra BB plummy fabric to make a
    quilt. Plus, I could use the leftover to finish some more BB cs projects!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  11. The purples are great. I really love your needlework patterns.

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  12. I love the fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  13. A very pretty fabric line!! thanks for the chance to win some :0)

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  14. Beautiful fabric! I know how you feel about winter this year, it's been a doozie!

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  15. I think that your project would be a perfect learning tool for young children, and at the same time, an eXceptional mini quilt for them to love. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Very beautiful. I love the soft colors you use in all your fabric lines.

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  17. I love the colors of plum sweet! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  18. What beautiful fabric, sure would like to win them!

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  19. I'm so eXcited to have a chance to win!

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  20. I love your monochromatic line of fabrics. Such sweet and simple beauty!

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  21. Oh my, such beautiful colors and prints! I would love to work with this bundle!

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  22. Love the colors! Thanks for the give away opportunity.
    Cindy

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  23. Plum is my absolutely favorite color! I am super excited to see you have designed a fabric line. I can't wait to make something with it.

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  24. I am always looking for shades of purple to collect for my pansy quilt that I am going to be making in the future. What a surprise to find that you had pansies in the one design! Wonderful! Would love to win them.

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  25. Ooh, I just love Plum Sweet. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  26. I am Plum crazy just thinking about winning some of your Plum Sweet fabrics!! Thanks for all you do!

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  27. What a delicious line! Your alphabet quilt is lovely and I would love to make one. Thanks for a chance.

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  28. I just love all of the colors and designs in the Plum Sweet line! Thank you for the very generous give away!

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  29. I first saw plum sweet when Anne from BunnyHill posted her fabric choice for the APQ quilt along. Love the shades of purple!

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  30. What gorgeous shades of purple! Absolutely beautiful!

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  31. Gorgeous fabric! Thank you for the opportunity to win some! :)

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  32. Would love to win Plum Sweet. It's my daughters favorite color!

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  33. Plum Sweet indeed! I would love to add this to my beautiful collections of purple. Thanks for the chance. Sally in SC

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  34. Love this line! I saw part of it in my quilt store the other day. They are waiting on the bolts. If I won this, I'd have to make a ;quilt for my sweet mother. These are her favorite colors. It's beautiful.

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  35. Lovely fabrics! They would be a welcome addition to my stash.

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  36. Just love that Plum Sweet Fabric, reminds my of my sweet grandmother wish she was here to see it. Good Luck Everyone & Thank You for the fabulous giveaway.

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  37. The letter x is a fun letter that is a pattern in itself! I love plum fabrics and they are sooooo hard to find!

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  38. Beautiful fabric! Added to my wish list

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  39. Would love to win Plum Sweet. Thank You for the fabulous giveaway.

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  40. I love the purple Plum Sweet Fabric! Thanks for the chance!

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  41. Beautiful colors in this line! A quilt for my granddaughter!

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  42. Gorgeous Fabrics! Purple is my favorite color, so would love to win. Elaine P.

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  43. I love your new fabric. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Joanne J.

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  44. What a lovely set of fabrics. Plum is a colour I used to wear a lot in the 70's and i have always liked it, though it doesn't seem to have been popular lately.

    Great giveaway.

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  45. Beautiful line as usual. I love plums, I wear the color plum and I have always liked it in my quilts for so many years. And the alphabet quilt is lovely, just in my style. Hoping to win....

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  46. I'll try not to gush too much - but I am addicted to Blackbird Design! And Plum Sweet could become a favorite. Thank you so much for the inspiration you have given me.

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  47. Lovely. I love X stitch too but I wish I could just finish a project before starting the next. ;)

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  48. This is like Sesame Street for grown-ups! Thanks for the X!

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  49. Thank you for a gorgeous giveaway. I already love to visit your blog because X stitch is my first love.

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  50. I can see these prints in a civil war quilt. Beautiful!!

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  51. Absolutely love your soft colors! I was not aware you sell x-stitch as well and I'll be checking that out later. Thank you so much for the chance to win some an awesome new line of your fabric!

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  52. Oh!!! lovely, these would make the perfect quilt for my newly painted spare bedroom

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  53. You are my Favorite Cross stitch Designer, I even have the dish in your banner.. I stitch at Stitch Niche in Arlington, Texas and she saves me all your stuff and learning about a fabric line , I didnt know.. Moda is my favorite too. I should do an X for my Cross stitch chair.. with this fabric line, great idea.. I love instant inspiration..

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  54. What lovely colors. Would make a beautiful quilt.

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  55. Plum is my favorite color!
    Your new line is beautiful.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  56. Love your ABC quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Wow, what a wonderful bundle of plum beauty! I would be Plum eXcited to win this Sweet group of fabrics!

    Cathy ♥

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  58. I love Plum Sweet! And I love your alphabet quilt made up in it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Love the beautiful plum colors in your new line! Also- I too still have some Christmas decorations up... procrastinators are the BEST people on earth!

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  60. Fabulous Plum Sweet Fabric!!
    Plum, delicious fruit that I love and reminds me that we are in summer.Thanks for the chance to win and play with these delicious collection.

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  61. This has been a fun Blog Hop. Hope one of my friends or I win some of the wonderful fabric that is being given away

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  62. I had a look at Plum Sweet and love the soft colors a Great line. Thanks for a chance to win it.

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  63. What a great collection of fabric. Plum Sweet.
    This has been a really fun hop.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  64. Plum Sweet looks gorgeous and romantic. Look forward to seeing what you have coming up for us in quilting.

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  65. You have designed a beautiful fabric line!!! Plum Sweet it is!

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  66. This fabric line makes me nostalgic for my grandmother, because she LOVED purple. Great collection.

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  67. Plum sweet is pretty sweet! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  68. Beautiful fabrics.
    Thanks for the chance to win
    Shawn

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  69. Love those fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

    Janet

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  70. I love purple, especially dark plums!

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  71. How beautiful...such soft fabrics...just lovely. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  72. "X" marks the spot for this gorgeous treasure, Plum Sweet!
    Thank you for the chance:)

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  73. Lovely fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. "X" is a great letter! Looks like you're thinking about spring. I love the little ferns behind the fabric bundle. Very sweet! (both the fabric and the ferns!)

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  75. Love Love Love!!! So many possibilities! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  76. Thank you. Making a quilt with all the letters is what I plan on doing. Your fabric is very pretty.

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  77. Love the fabrics! Thanks for the chance to wiin!

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  78. Thanks for sharing such and Xstra special fabric line! It is beautiful!

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  79. That fabric is just so beautiful - my Mom would love it --- it would be a great line to use to make a birthday gift for her!

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  80. Your fabrics are so pretty. Who wouldn't want to play with them?

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  81. What beautiful, subtle colors in this new line. Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabric.

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  82. O-o-o-oh! I love your samples AND I love the new line. Can't wait for it to come out! XOXOXOXOX

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  83. Glad I am not the only one with Christmas still out. Love. Your Plum Sweet line.

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  84. I love the Birthday table runner idea! The Plum Sweet fabric would mix with so many colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. What a lovely line of fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  86. What fabulous fabric! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  87. Don't know about stitching number quilts, although I love alphabet samplers in cross-stitch. I also quilt a lot and I love the colors in this new line. Bravooo! Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

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  88. Xexcellent choice of fabric. would love to make my letters of it. Thanks for the give away.

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  89. I love all of your fabrics and think I have all of your books, too. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me over the years.

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  90. The table runner idea is a good one.

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  91. I love your fabric. I too have been busy cross stitching this winter. For some reason I need the Sun to quilt. It has been a long time since we have had a winter like this in Missouri. Thanks for the giveaway. Nancy P.

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  92. Beautiful and Extra special. Thanks for sharing.....we love to win such great giveaways.

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  93. Oh what gorgeous fabric!!! This line is perfet for my daughters room- I am planning on stitching Dear Daughter and Violet's Blue for my girls room and this line would be perfect to make them into a quilt with! Thanks for the chance to win some!

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

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  95. Love the colors and prints of the line. The Plum Sweet line is right up my alley and I am definitely going to have to get some.

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  96. Oh I love your alphabet quilt, simple and sweet! Thanks for sharing!

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  97. Thanks for the give away, I love the colors!

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  98. What lovely colors are in that bundle of Plum Sweet! Love your alphabet runner and thanks for the giveaway! I am going to miss this blog hop....it has been so much fun!

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  99. The shades of plum are so beautiful!

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  100. I have all your books about patchwork and appliqué, love them! It would be a dream to win these lovely fabrics, plum is such a mysterious, elegant color!
    Amitiés de France,
    Katell

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  101. Such a sweet color way. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  102. Plum Sweet is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    b.

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  103. What a great bundle love the colours and patterns!!

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  104. Love the decorations in your home and the snowflakes, I always made paper ones to put around the house. Beautiful colors and warm feeling, makes me want to redecorate with new colors.

    Debbie

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  105. Yummy fabric. Thanks for the giveaway. I plan to make each grandchild a quilt with their name using the letters supplied in this blog.

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  106. Are you kidding me? I would LOVE some of this plum fabric! I have been looking forward to seeing it in the store. thank you so much for the chance.

    Mary

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  107. Plum Sweet of a giveaway. Thanks.

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  108. Such a sweet and soft color way in Plum Sweet. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  109. Oh what a lovely giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you.

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  110. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway - love the plum colors of your new fabric!

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  111. Such pretty purples in that bundle! Thanks for the giveaway and the ideas.

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  112. Imagine that!! I had a thought that a quilt for my granddaughter with your fabric would be eXtra special when I saw your fabric, Plum Sweet. Brittany loves the color purple!! I love your cross stitch designs. Thanks for participating in the Moda Blog Hop!!

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  113. would love to win anythingdesigned. even scraps

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  114. I would love to win some Plum Sweet! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  115. Love the Plum Sweet! Thank you so much for the give away!

    Please respond to this email:

    pojeda50 @ yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  116. Beautiful!!! Thank you for the chance!!

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  117. Oh the things I would make with that X-citing bundle! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  118. Love your fabrics! So glad you are a part of the blog hop.

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  119. I am loving all the alphabet quilts and table runners. Sew cute :)

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  120. I just love all that you design. Thank you for the chance to win! ksimpson@mtco.com

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  121. Love your quilt and table runner. I am truly inspired to create my own!

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  122. oh what beautiful fabrics.......Thank you for a chance at winning the fabrics....

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  123. Neat quilt - I too would like a grandchild to wrap in a quilt - sigh!

    Charlotte

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  124. Your booth was awesome and I love the quilt, It sets off our new line of fabric to a T. I would love to be thrown in the hat for the drawing! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas with us.

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  125. Ooh, plum is a color I need in my stash!

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  126. Great quilt! Would love to win the fabric.

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  127. These fabrics are sooo pretty - thanks for the chance to win them!

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  128. Wonderful collection, I have the right pattern for it ! Thanks

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  129. I absolutely LOV the quilt. Wold love to win your fabrics and create a quilt with them!

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  130. I really like the look of your plum sweet collection of fabrics and also the fabulous alphabet quilt. Thanks for the super giveaway!

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  131. Love Plum Sweet line and I would love to win. Thanks for letting me play. leota@hsfblaw.com

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  132. Plum Sweet is gorgeous! Thank you and Moda for the chance to win.

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  133. Love these colors .. soft and gentle. I think I would make another ABC quilt using them and as an old-time avid X-stitcher I would make x-stitch blocks as fillers instead of embroidery that I'm using for this one. Absolutely great giveaway and ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  134. So so pretty your Plum Sweet Fabric! Loving all the letters!

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  135. Oh, I desperately NEED a bundle of Plum Sweet! So gorgeous and soft and just . . . plum sweet!

    I would be X-tatic if I won. :D

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  136. Love the soft colors of Plum Sweet. I love fat quarter bundles so I would love to be the winner!

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  137. Thanks for an opportunity to win such a soft comforting new line of fabric in a bundle.

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  138. So Xcited for plum sweet, that's xtra sweet of you :)

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  139. Oh the dilemma ... start my alphabet quilt now or wait until the Plum Sweet fabric is available in my area?!? Love the plum hues!

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  140. Your alphabet quilt is lovely in Plum Sweet.

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  141. Loving these letters...I just can't decide what to make!

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  142. OH, I LOVE your alphabet quilt in your beautiful fabric! I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's interpretation of the alphabet quilt. And the blocks are so easy, think I may make more than one! Thank you!

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  143. I love your plum sweet fabric and I would love a chance to win! It is beautiful! Thanks for the contest.

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  144. Purple is my favorite and the Plum Sweet line is a very pretty collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  145. love the colors and florals in this fabric line!

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  146. Your snowflakes look awesome, and, what a beautiful dining room. I like the idea of a birthday banner or runner with the letter patterns that we've picked up during this blog hop. Your Plum Sweet line is so soft and pretty - very feminine.

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  147. Love those colors! Would be so happy to win!

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  148. The Plum Sweet fabric is just what I am looking for to make an I LOVE YOU quilt for each of my granddaughters.

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  149. Xciting give away with beautiful fabric. I loved Bunny Hill's "tone it down" quilt made with your fabric.

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  150. Love this line! I would be very happy to win!

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  151. Such gorgeous color combinations! Would love to make things for my kitchen with Plum Sweet!

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  152. I'm am totally in love with this line. And I love all your collections. I think I buy every one. I can't wait for the yardage to come out. Would be so exited to win this. Thanks for the chance

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  153. Beautiful fabric. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  154. The plum is so beautiful and warm. I have never used plum before in a quilt and you have inspired me to do so. Love it.

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  155. Different colors to add to my stash for future quilts.
    24tangent@gmail.com

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  156. I love this fabric. I would love to win this and make that adorable Plum Sweet table runner.

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  157. Such a soft line of color. so relaxing to look at. I would love to have a bundle of this in my stash.

    skeetersawatcomcastdotnet

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  158. I'm afraid you are right about leaving up those snowflakes--yikes--I can't remember what warm weather is like! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy fabrics!

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  159. I am having a blast making the letters and creating the quilt!! I am on Instagram if you want to see what's going on!! Yardgrl60 Crazy fun and YES, I would love to win the bundle!!! Thanks tons!!! Hugs....Susan

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  160. Hi Alma, it's Plum Sweet of you to give away your lovely fabrics! Hoping to win. I have a new granddaughter coming in 2 weeks, and could use some sweet fabric like that. 8-)

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  161. Love your alphabet quilt. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  162. I would be plum excited to win your fun giveaway, thanks for the chance.

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  163. Oh my goodness I love these fabrics - designs and colors. Please enter me in your give away. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  164. Would love to win Plum Sweet - thanks! D

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  165. The fabric line is so lovely! I have a family member who loves purple!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  166. Love the X. I've been looking for fabrics like this for a quilt for my sister. Today is her birthday.

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  167. 'xtraordinary 'xcitement 'xtra fun to win!

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  168. I love the colors in your bundle. Perfect for my daughter who loves purples.

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  169. I just love Plum Sweet! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  170. I love your quilt , I was just wondering how many filler blocks and where to put them and I saw your lovely plum quilt

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  171. My aunts favorite color is plum if I won I would totally make something for her!! Thanks for the chance!

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  172. Very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  173. Love the colors of the new fabric line. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Angela

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  174. eXcellant use if the letter X, and beautiful fabric collectiin.

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  175. What beautiful fabric, thank you so much for a chance to win

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  176. Yes! I NEED those plum sweet fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  177. What beautiful warm colours to brighten the winter blahs, thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!

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  178. Love all your fabrics! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  179. That is Plum nice of you....thanks for sharing!

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  180. Hope I win your beautiful plum fabric. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  181. LOVE this fabric line! Such rich colors! If I don't win I am going to have to buy my quilt shop out of it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  182. Love your Plum Sweet and would be a happy winner! Thanks for the giveaway! Lana

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  183. Beautiful Fabric :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  184. Wow! In love with this new fabric line of yours. Oh the ideas of what to make with the fabric if I will are going thru my mind. Good luck to all.

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