Monday, April 9, 2012

Outfox the Fox | A quilt and a giveaway

Outfox the Fox Quilt

Hello and happy Monday morning!  For those who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday and holiday weekend.  We had gorgeous weather here in North Carolina, and I also had a couple of very productive sewing days.  I'll have to share what I worked on this weekend on another day (no pictures yet!), but in the meantime I have a WONDERFUL quilt finish to share with you.

Outfox the Fox Quilt

I recently completed this quilt, and it has immediately become one of my favorites.  I've loved the Outfox the Fox quilt pattern by Lizzy House since she released it last year, and a few months back I had the idea to make one using the awesome Miscellany fabric line by Julia Rothman for Cloud 9 Fabrics.

Outfox the Fox Quilt

I decided to use black fabric -- and a lot of it -- as my background fabric.  This was completely new for me, since I usually default to white, off-white, or light grey when using a dominant background color.  Black was the perfect choice to highlight the Miscellany prints.  And, speaking of those prints, they're really too beautiful to chop up, which is why Outfox the Fox was the perfect pattern to show off those large-scale designs.



Outfox the Fox Quilt

Just for fun, I added a few of the Miscellany scraps to my binding strip, and positioned them so that they'd  run along the top edge of the quilt.  It's an added bonus for the person laying under the quilt to catch a glimpse of the prints as he (or she, if I let someone else use it : ) pulls it up underneath his chin!

Outfox the Fox Quilt

Like the quilting?  It was done by Bethany Pease from bethanyquilts.com (who, by the way, just released her first book, Modern Quilting Designs, with C&T Publishing.  Congratulations, Bethany!)

So, are you as big a fun of the big, bold, and modern Outfox the Fox pattern as I am?  Well, today's your lucky day!  Lizzy herself sent me an extra copy of the pattern to give away to a Quilt Dad reader, and I'll even throw in a charm pack of Lizzy's Outfoxed fabric line that I have on hand.  Simply leave a comment on this post and let me know what fabric you'd love to make Outfox the Fox with, including your choice of background color.  I'm curious to hear all of your fabric and color ideas!

Lizzy House Pattern Giveaway!

Good luck!

206 comments:

  1. wow first comment! I'd make it from the Washi tape line by Rashida Coleman Hale. And I would use a pink for the background to really make it pop.
    Thanks
    Sarah

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  2. I love your quilt but if I were to make mine, it would be Amy Butler's old line Daisy in Basil. Love the shapes and colors of the fabric. Background, I would stick to medium gray, or maybe Pepper. Too many choices.

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  3. That looks great!

    I'd probably make this quilt out of my stash, since I have so much to pull from. No one fabric line, but it would probably have a bunch of blues and greens in it.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  4. I'd pick Jenean Morrison's Grand Hotel (due soon). For the Azure palette, I'd pick FS solid in Admiral and for the Sunset palette, it would be Saffron. You know me, never the safe choice!

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  5. Wow! I love your quilt and Lizzy's pattern. The black has my head trying to come up with fabrics....Yes, I've got it! Parson grey! The quilt would be sombre, but masculine ....I think. Maybe a pop of orange would be in order, maybe yellow if the orange looked too Hallowe'eny (yep it's a word)

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  6. This is a beautiful quilt. I love using black in my quilts as it just gives them an usual pop. Very interesting pattern.

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  7. This quilt is awesome. I'd love to try this pattern using my Kate Spain Terrain stack, and Kona Hibiscus (dark dark purple) as the background. I love your black background. The Outfoxed fabrics are so cute, I've been collecting a few cuts as I find them at my LQSs.

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  8. What a sophisticated quilt---the black is perfect!

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway, and congrats on the quilt finish! The quilting pattern is really nice, too. Looks like roses had been sprinkled on the quilt. If I were to make this quilt, I'd use my stash and would choose hot pink and orange fabrics. A crazy combination that I'm itching to try. Charcoal for the background.

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  10. I love this quilt John! and I adore outfoxed....I'm in the middle of collecting it now! It's such a great line and the colorways are just beautiful, so I would def be using that for this quilt. I think....with the oranges and purples....I would probably pair it was kona baby pink....or maybe even a shade lighter, because I like the way those colors play off each other

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  11. i'd love to do it in all kona solids with a grey background. love the pattern!!!

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  12. Beautiful quilt! I've never done a black quilt before, so I'd definitely stick with the black background, maybe paired with bright prints.

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  13. I need to use my Echo fabric. I think it would look good with dark gray.

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  14. I'd love out make it out of Amy Butler's Temple Flowers line from years ago.

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  15. I love this quilt. I think I would make the background fabric gray and use a combination of orange and blue prints. This would be a good opportunity to use some of my larger scale prints I have been hoarding for the right project.

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  16. Pretty! I think I would use Kate Spain's Good Fortune with an orange background (I've been dying to make an orange quilt!).

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  17. John, I would love to get my hands on that pattern. I scored one of Lizzie's scrap bundles just before Christmas, so I know what I would use for it . . . !

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  18. I would use just wing it (momo) with a red background (maybe kona crimson). Or possibly sherbet pips, with an Aqua background...

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  19. I'm thinking Echo.......but who really knows til I take the first step? I love your black background. I think a nice Brick color might do it too.
    When are you gonna take the plunge and do your own quilting?????

    This is really, really a beautiful quilt.

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  20. I would use University of Kentucky logo fabric and a fabric that is the color of basketballs for the background. I would make this for you grandson!

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  21. Love this quilt pattern too and the black gives it a sophisticated touch! I love Good Fortune and have been looking for a pattern that would make it stand out - this could very well be the one! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I'm thinking aqua and green with a white background or maybe green and white with a white background. I like your use of the black.

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  23. I'd use Terrain or Echo with a white or light grey background!
    I love your version and the black really works!

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  24. Such a clean and modern pattern, I just love it! I have some outfoxed in the green and purple colourways so I'd probably use that with a nice chocolate brown background.

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  25. I want to make it just like it is on the cover. That's so boring, I know, but I LOVE orange!

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  26. My current obsession is Ruby or Vintage Modern. I'm in love with the aquas, reds and greys.

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  27. I've been wanting to make a quilt with a pale purple background. This would be a great quilt for that :)

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  28. wonderful quilt!

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  29. I really like the black/dark background you've used. I really want to make quilts for my grown boys, and i'm thinking this pattern would really work out nicely. As for the fabric - one of them *I think* has the black/white and maybe red thing going on. He likes very graphic things so I'd likely want to find black and white with maybe some red larger designs. My other son has tan/dark brown - so I could likely use red/rust/tan/brown kind of color way. (Oh, maybe blues/tans/browns would be nice!) Thanks for the post. Thanks for getting my creative juices flowing with the concept of this quilt for my boys.

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  30. For my next quilt, I'm thinking about using any print with owls...I know, sounds weird(?)...but I love owls. Maybe a forest green for the background.

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  31. Your quilt turned our great. I love the quilting on it! I would love to try this patter in Curious Nature. This is definely a pattern good for large prints.

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  32. I have liked that pattern for awhile but now I love it!
    I think it would be perfect for my son! (not too girly as he would say!) and the black! I don't know if I could do it but I'd sure like to try! or maybe I'd go with navy....

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  33. i just planned on making a baby quilt from that pattern - but haven't secured the pattern yet! the idea is to use red, pink, blue and green!

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  34. Your quilt turned out beautiful. I'm into greens, grey and navy at the moment, plus turquoise so I think I'd use those colours. Love the Lizzy House Geo Dot in Emerald - yum!! Haven't seen it here in the UK. Fingers crossed for me and thanks for the chance to win the pattern :)

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  35. Very nice quilt! The quilting by Bethany is fabulous too. I think the prints on the black background are terrific. Thank you for sharing it. Personally I probably couldn't handle anything that wonderful yet!

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  36. Great quilt. I'd try mine in Joel Dewberry's Heirloom. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. Hi John!

    I love the fabrics that you used in your quilt. Funny, I wasn't into batiks until recently. . . .and I think some really bright batiks with a black background would look awesome.

    Thank you for sharing your quilt; it came together really well.

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  38. I love your black backgournd! My daughter wants a quilt with black and orange. I told her she needs to decide on one more colour to make a triad! I think this pattern would be very her! Simple and yet it pops!! I love yours! Well done

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  39. i would use anna marie horners loulouthi and i would try a grey background. thanks & love the black background!

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  40. It would look great in Echo with Kona charcoal. Totally digging the quilting used.

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  41. I love your quilt. The black background is just perfect. If I were to make it, I'd use Fruit Slice with a yellow background.

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  42. i think for a wilder look it would look cool in amy butler's soul blossoms line, with a bright pink or deep turquoise background.

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  43. For the background color I would use a deep brown and then attack my scrap bucket for the rest, maybe something pink.

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  44. I still have Castle Peeps in my stash so I would use that with a bright blue background. My son would love it!

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  45. love it! I would probably use terrain :)

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  46. Oooh, I think I might use some Going Coastal I have waiting. It would be great with a khaki or linen background! starfishlover615 at hotmail dot com
    www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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  47. Beautiful quilt! I'd love to use the pattern for a Christmas quilt. Maybe a snowy blue for the background, and Joy by Kate Spain for the rest.

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  48. I think I'll use a stack of bright solids, and charcoal for the background.

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  49. I would use the colors in the quilt above if I were to make this for my sister. I would use mostly yellow with blue and green in the background for myself.

    Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. What a wonderful giveaway.....right now I have some outfoxed and I wasn't sure what to do with it. Love the fabric and this quilt pattern is just wonderful. Would love to try this out!!! Your quilt is beautiful!!!

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  51. Beautiful quilt. I love the quilting and how it stands out on that black fabric. I'm always a fan of Kate Spain's bright colors . . . wouldn't they look stunning in black too. Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I have some Far Far Away II that I have been hoarding, I mean saving! I think the scale of this quilt would be perfect for showing off the adorable fabrics. Perhaps on a tangerine background.

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  53. I think this would be great in almost any fabric and I would do a dark background for sure! Love your quilt and the quilting is awesome!

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  54. Yes, I'm crazy about this pattern, and I love the colors you've used! I think I'd like to try it with a dark solid as well, and then do most of the center with solids, and just a couple prints sprinkled in.

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  55. Ooh.. I love your quilt! I have a FQ bundle of miscellany to use up, but I think I'd like to use Monsterz to make a quilt for my new nephew :) I'd pull a color from the collection to make the background and use the panel print from the line to make the backing :) thanks!

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  56. Oooh! I have a fat quarter bundle of Miscellany that I am wondering what I should do with! This quilt would also be lovely with some Amy Butler Lark fat quarters and a nice bright canary yellow backing. It would be so summery!

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  57. Love it! I think I would use my Modern Whimsy I have been saving! I think hot pink for the background or maybe a crosshatch! Great give away!

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  58. What a fun pattern! I think I'd use a dark purple background and some orange, teal, gray fabrics for the pluses. Thanks for your generosity! =)

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  59. Wow, I have a bundle of spring-colored seersuckers from my mother in law that would be perfect in this pattern with a white background. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I have a new adopted nephew and I think a version of this would be a fun modern quilt for him. Thanks!

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  61. I just got some gorgeous Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket. It'd work well, perhaps with a light gray background or the buttery yellow that's in the line.

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  62. Amish colours would be wonderful, purples, burgundy, turquoise using different shades and set with black - at least 3 slightly different blacks in true Amish tradition.

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  63. Echo, with either a dark blue or mustard yellow background fabric!

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  64. My goodness - choosing fabrics is always the hardest for me -too many possibilities. I love your quilt, though, with the so much black. Very modern! I think I would like to go with a variety of coppers, reds and grays with a touch of yellow. Background could be a darker gray. Sounds dreary, but I'll bet it would pop!

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  65. My daughter adores pink of all shades and I've been saving up all of my favourite pink only prints. They would look awesome in this pattern with a peony background!

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  66. I would use A Stitch In Color with the background being grey. I need to make this!

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  67. Graet quilt! Love the quilting on the quilt. I think I would use some of my Flea Market fabric I'm hoarding.

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  68. Hi! I would use Curious nature and a grey for background. Think that woukd look great together! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I'm thinking this pattern might be perfect for the Cosmos I have coming in the mail. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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  70. Love your quilt-you are pretty brave going with the black. While I love black & have used it for background, it is sooo hard to sew with (my eyes just don't see as well anymore). I have a wonderful concrete color from Sweetwater's Homecoming line that I bought yards & yards of. I would probably use that & some of my Reunion stash for this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  71. Love your version, the black is stunning choice. I'd love to make this in Happy Mochi Yum Yum format the Zombie herself and use an orange background. Saw this combo at Sew Modern and it knocked my socks off!

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  72. Love that quilt! I'd say I'd have to make mine with Ana maria horner's loulouthi line. I love her bold designs. My background would have to be a deep purple, since that is my go to color!
    I love your blog. I just recently found it, so I am having fun getting to know you and your family!

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  73. I am in love with Hello Luscious and Salt Air. I think the more curvy lines of Salt Air would be great contrast to the squares of pattern- with Kona Navy. I am using that combination for a Schnibbles pattern right now. Hello Luscious would be lovely as well- again the more floral type design. Not sure on background colour. Maybe just straight up white because there is so much colour in the prints.

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  74. Hey Quilt Dad! I am a new quilter. I just started taking lessons at the local senior citizen center in town, although I'm only 26! I think I was made to quilt, because it gives me so much joy. Being that I am new, I have a very limited fabric stash. I do love boutique style fabrics and royal jewel tone fabrics against white so they pop! Thank you for the change to win.

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  75. I tend to use Kona Snow, white or ash as background, but I'd like to get a bit daring and make this quilt using Domestic Bliss and Kona Bubble Gum...now that's a super girly quilt.

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  76. Love your quilt! I'd make one just like it!

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  77. I think this quilt would look really great with some 30s repro prints, and a really bright, out there background- maybe hot pink, or something around there. Old, new, and all over the place! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. Great Quilt! I would probably use some lovely florals from my stash and a darker green for the background!

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  79. I was wondering what to do with some Miscellany I have on hand but I think I'd like to use Flea Market Fancy that I have on order.

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  80. Some Kaffe would look lovely with this pattern!

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  81. What a great pattern! I like it with the black, but since we have a Siamese cat, it might not be the best color for cat hair:)

    I am making a quilt right now with Hello Pilgrim and some DS Quilts prints. I am really digging the butterfly prints in blue and aqua, so I think this quilt would look great with those two prints and some cool blues.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  82. Really nice, kind of game looking. I like that.

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  83. I think as many orange prints as I could muster on Charcoal would look cool! Thanks for the chance x

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  84. Love this pattern and that fabric...maybe a grey background? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. I love what you've done with your quilt. Dramatic without being over the top. I'll have to keep a copy in my 'inspiration stash'. I have some Curious Nature coming that would look awesome in this pattern. Also have some Tula Pink and a couple others that, as you say, I hate to cut, that might be good. If I went with Curious Nature, I would want to audition against a charcoal. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. Greens and Greys on a black background...but then again I may change my mind 50 times or so :)

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  87. I love this pattern and the choice of colors you used--so bold! I'm a nature girl, though, and I love quilts that remind me of sunshine, so I would probably do oranges, yellows, and greens on a taupe or light gray background.

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  88. Oh. Black or dark charcoal and some Echo I've stashed. Your quilt is lovely!

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  89. Love the pattern! I think I would use the new "Apple of My Eye" collection with a Kona champagne solid.

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  90. Love that pattern since I first saw it! I've been hoarding some Riley Blake Halloween fabric and would love to use it in that pattern. I would also use some dark fabric for the bakground, porobably Kona Coal or Kona Pepper.
    Terrific quilt, I love the fabrics, the design and the quilting!

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  91. I love the pattern- I'd love to use some Parson grey with of course some drk. grey background! :)

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  92. I would use grey for background and rainbow solids for the pattern.

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  93. I think it would look great with the Echo prints or even the Little Apples prints. I'd go with a dark background colour.

    Love the quilt, it looks great! The quilting is amazing. Thanks for the giveaway =D

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  94. I would use Orange in the background and use my scraps of yellow and green for the blocks. I can picture it now. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

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  95. Love the pattern. Batiks for the pattern and black for the background. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  96. I'd use my fq set of Prince Charming and... maybe light yellow for a background? Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  97. I love the colours of your quilt - they're strong colours but definitely masculine.
    I am not sure what colours I would use if I made this quilt... colour for though!
    I love the quilting you did on this quilt, too!!

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  98. Wow, amazing! Love your quilt. I probably would use a white background and a walk in the woods fabrics.

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  99. Oh, I adore the black background! And the quilting is just perfect. I am trying desperately to use up various bits from past projects, and so I'd probably cobble together a variety. I'd love to do a black & blue hued one for my son and a brown & orange hued one for my daughter!

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  100. What a great pattern. I think I would use a vintage yellow background with the boho line.

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  101. I think I'd go stash diving for my aqua's and use a black background; I don't even know what half the fabric lines I have are so can't give a line name.

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  102. Beautiful finish! I have to agree that black was the perfect choice. I would love to make one of these with Lark and use Kona Candy Green or Tangerine as the background. Both would make very lovely, but very different quilts.

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  103. I love your version with the black background! And I would definitely love to win the pattern. Maybe I'd use Patty Young's Flora and Fauna in the blue and yellow colorway with a gray background?

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  104. Elizabeth eliz.i@sympatico.ca

    I love the quilt pattern. I would make one using French General with a red background.

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  105. :) Great quilt! I especially love Bethany's quilting. I think the pattern would look awesome with Curious Nature on a brown background. For my son. Yeah. :)

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  106. I have some Zoology by Michael Miller that I am saving for a special project. It lends itself well to fussy cutting and pairing it with other Michael Miller fabrics would make a fun quilt. The background color would have to be the aqua blue that matches the sea colorway. I also have some old (very old) zebra stripe that coordinates well. I have already made a quilt for a friend using these fabrics and now I want one of my own.

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  107. I need lots of patterns for large prints - i have a great stash of Amy Butler's Pop Garden and Midwest Modern - would definitely pick either a taupey background or a pink maybe....

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  108. id love to use echo with the matching white for the background

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  109. Love your quilt! I haven't seen the fabric you used yet. Will have to look for it at the LQS. If I were to make this quilt, I would use the Vintage Modern fabrics and put a turquoise for the background! thanks for the fun!

    Sandy A

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  110. Great job-I have a stash of pokadots
    would put on ocean background!

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  111. My first reaction - yours is a manly quilt! Well, really for a man or woman who likes clean, clear lines and contrast. My variation might be Oakshott cottons with a solid navy background like fireworks in the night sky.

    Lisa
    Lalexander733(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. Love it! Parsons Grey with a Kona Charcoal background for me!

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  113. I think either black or white background with bright batiks, or maybe some KS troubles darks on a tan background, hmmmm, possibilities are endlesss!!!

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  114. I have looked at that pattern many times and your quilt is wonderful using it. It is a lovely giveaway, thank you. I would love to make it with Habitat. And I am not sure about the back, I think I would pick a pink that works with but does not match the pinks or maybe a turquoise or blue that again picks up on but does not match the blues in the prints I have. Or maybe white, or grey.

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  115. I love the colors in your quilt! I'm so brand new to quilting, all the "fabric lines" are Greek to me...the only thing I've had my eye on so far is the Alexander Henry "Ghastlies" line. I love the line in Natural and pair it with a pink background.

    This would be the perfect pattern for my very first quilt.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  116. Linda sua colcha,o acabamento foi usado brilhantemente.Eu acho que usaria Kona verde,está sendo a minha cor do momento.Reformei e reformulei quarto de visitas,tirei tons pastéis e...dores fortes agora.Obrigada por chance de ganhar.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  117. Wow! What a beautiful quilt you made. My son loves black and I love your quilt so I think I would use the same fabrics you chose:
    Miscellany fabric line for sure and with the black background! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

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  118. I'd love to make this quilt with Hello Luscious and a light teal for the background.

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  119. what a beautiful quilt !

    I would use blue green purple combination, solids and prints.

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  120. This is a great quilt- and pattern. Let's see- there are a lot of choices in my stash (Amy Butler, Terrain, Taza) or I might have to go shopping (Curious Nature, Reunion). I think I would go with a color for the background.

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  121. holy cow I love that quilting design! I would make one with a lime green background, and the loudest prints I could possibly get my hands on :-)

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  122. I think aqua with some cool green and purple fabrics are calling to me. Would love to win this to try it out! Thanks for a chance.

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  123. How fun! I am trying to find a pattern to use my Laura Gunn Poppy fabric on...maybe with a steel gray solid?

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  124. Your quilt turned out awesome! Love it and the quilting is gorgeous. I've never made a quilt with a black background but now I'm inspired! I'd love to use Cosmos or Terrain using this pattern. I'm not sure of a background but I'm wanting to make an orange quilt as well as one with a purple background.

    Thank you and Lizzy for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdol(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. Love the quilt!! I would definitely use Malka Dubrawsky's "A stitch in color" with a yellow background. :)

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  126. I would use London by Makower UK for Andover. I would like to use a red for the background. Definitely a different color scheme than I am use to using.

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  127. I would use grey for background and rainbow solids for the pattern.

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  129. I absolutely adore Lizzy's prints and I think I'd dig out my Castle Peeps with some of the 1001 Peeps prints to combine with the Outfoxed, fussy cut it and try to arrange it to tell a story
    (forgot to add background fabric- Kona Ash or Espresso I think)
    Thanks for the fab giveaway!!
    ibs102(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  130. I'm thinking charcoal grey background with Urban Elements...kind of a masculine theme. Love this pattern!

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  131. I would use Good Fortune with a coordinating purple solid. Thank you for the great giveaway! Love Lizzy. :)

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  132. The background would be a very light blush and the contrasting colors in the middle would be tiny prints/solids in slightly darker neutrals for a clean spring look.

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  133. I am really liking the Lemon Tree fabric line by Kanvas and think it would work perfectly with this quilt pattern. I would definitely use black as the background

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  134. I think Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda would work great with this pattern and a charcoal for the background! Thanks for the giveaway! lilmissewmagic(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  135. I think I'd use A Stitch in Colour with Kona Charcoal for the background.

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  136. I have a ton of Amy Butler's Love that I've been trying to find something to do with. I'd use that and probably a light green for the background.

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  137. I love the black background because it's so dramatic! Maybe add some color with Anna Maria Horner's fabrics. Beautiful quilt, thanks for giveaway opportunity.

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  138. great quilt & quilting! I'd love to make this with some stashed fabric (not sue what lines) - with a teal or bright green background!

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  139. I don't know what line i'd use but i would definitely use some bright colors - ooh! maybe yellows/greys/blacks? that would be awesome! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  140. I'd like to this quilt in either Twirl by Me & My Sister Designs with a black background or Reunion by Sweetwater with a grey background. Very cool quilt! :)

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  141. I would love to make this with some solids and very small prints! I think I'd choose a smokey gray as my background fabric! THanks for the chance!

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  142. Bella Butterfly by Patty Sloniger with a cream background, that would go perfect with my daughter's room. I think my daughter would love that. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  143. Oh, I like the black background! And the quilting is perfect - Bethany is a doll! Let's see...I've been itching to make a quilt with a purple background...like Kona eggplant or raisen. Fun!

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  144. I'd take the Kona Bright Solids through the colour sprectrum on a medium grey solid background. Maybe a dark grey or black binding, but that's last to decide.

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  145. Love your quilt, John! I would make it with some Good Fortune by Kate Spain. Not sure what solid to choose, maybe some Kona Spring? That might go with it. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

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  146. Love!! I love love the outfoxed line, so I would use that. And the purple and orange?!? My favorite two contrasting colors. I can't stand it! teaandbrie@gmail.com

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  147. Love the quilt and outfoxed fabric! Makes me want to make another quilt asap!

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  148. I'm crushing on FMF at the moment so I'd use that and maybe a gold background

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  149. I loved this pattern when I first saw it on Lizzy's blog & I love the fabrics that you've used - such a great combination. I'd love to make this project using Outfoxed & Kona Snow background fabric. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  150. I haven't seen this pattern before and I like it! I would use it with "Flock" by Thomas Knauer and a brown background or with The Quilted Fish's new line "Apple of My Eye" with a white background. Oh the possibilities! Thank you for this chance to win!

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  151. I love this quilt! It is so beautiful! I'm thinking Reunion with a navy background!

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  152. I'd love to use it with Erin McMorris's Wildwood. I'm smitten with the Pressed Leaves in gray from that line.

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  153. I would totally try it in Kona solids, with only the odd square being a print...

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  154. I think it would look great with the Flora line by Lauren & Jessi Jung, not sure about the background, I'd lay out the fabric and decide, depending upon the mood of the day!

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  155. I have some of the same fabric that you used just waiting for the right quilt pattern. Maybe this is it! Thanks for a generous giveaway.

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  156. Cool quilt, I love the quilting, too! I'd love to stitch up Lizzy's pattern using some of my Mendocino with a light aqua background.

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  157. I really love the fabric you used, Miscellany. I would love to make this pattern into a quilt for my hubby to celebrate his 70th birthday.

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  158. I actually won the Outfox fat quarter collection, so I would love to have the pattern to make it using those fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  159. I love Nouveau French Dress by Laura Berringer for Marcus Brothers Fabrics and I would use that gold/yellow for the background. Wonderful pattern and quilt! Love the quilting on it. thanks!

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  160. I think this is a great pattern! I'm loving Kona Ash for backgrounds now so that would be my background color. And I would love to use some pieces from Half Moon Modern if there is any still available to buy. I think the bright colors would just pop on the grey.

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  161. I would want to use a turquoise background color, and I'm not quite sure what line of fabrics, maybe something scrappy, that would be fun!

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  162. I'm in love with the soft gray backgrounds lately... and only a splash or two of color (either aqua or citron would be my options today!)

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  163. Hm, I'm thinking a dark grey background, with yellows and oranges! Love how it's quilted :)

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  164. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article. Thank you

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  165. I am wanting to make something with the Hello Luscious fabric, probably on a cream or light turquoise background. This is a really cool pattern! Would love to try it!

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  166. Wow-I really love your quilt! The black is wonderful! I think I would make this quilt with a mix of Denyse Schmidt fabrics--most of the ones with orange and/or fuschia in them. (a mix of Aunt Edna, Hope Valley and one other line..I think.) I am leaning toward Robert Kaufmans linen for quilters in Taupe for the background.

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  167. I would like to make Outfoxed in "Curious Nature" by David Butler. I love the earthy colour range and the geometric patterns. For the background I could use black, which is always a safe choice, although i would like to experiment with a deep midnight, or chocolate or rust or a range of dark greys used randomly across the background. Oh I think I'll make a series!!

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  168. I love the colors and fabrics you choose for this design! Currently I have a stash of fat quarters titled: Lawn Better Gnomes and Gardens by Heather DuPont. I think my background choice would be a woodsy brown. Thanks for posting pictures of your quilts!

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  169. This quilt is gorgeous! I don't know that I could any one line, I'd use a mix of my stash! Love the black, simply gorgeous!!

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  170. I would make it with a white background and add aqua, turquoise...

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  171. I'd use Reunion and a medium grey as the background to make a quilt for my son.

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  172. I really like your quilt fabrics, pattern and quilting. I think a bright red background might be fun.

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  173. believe it or not ever since i saw this post i've been trying to track down the original orange and purple fabric! those are the colors my daughter wants in a quilt. i think plain white for a background because any other color would be too overwhelming. thanks for the giveaway!!
    donna altieri
    madkat@tampabay.rr.com

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  174. I absolutely LOVE this quilt! Personally, I like the richness of the dark background with the busy prints.
    However, since I am the mother of 3 daughters, I would probably make this quilt in Summer House or Trade Winds by Lily Ashbury with the most subtle robin's egg blue print in the collection for the background.
    I also think it would be lovely in Verona with a swirly gray background.

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  175. Great pattern and I love your version! I think I'd love to do this one using Parson Gray fabrics, probably on a gray background.

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  176. Oooh. Your version with Miscellany is fabulous! I love that line, and Lizzy House, too! Hmm, I have a stack of the Ta-Dot prints that would be really fun in this design. I would probably use Kona Stone or Medium Grey with them, or maybe try to pick a solid that wasn't accounted for in the dots.

    Thanks for sharing, John!

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  177. Wonderful quilt!! I love the fabrics and black was definitely the right choice for the background :o)

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  178. I love black and am actually trying to stop using it so much!

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  179. What a great pattern! Love the idea of using it for prints that are just to amazing to chop. That pattern would be awesome with some magenta, plum and lime floral prints I have. It would make a great throw in our living room (granny smith green walls....yeah, I love color.) I'd probably do a white/offwhite background, although I do usually love the contrast with black.

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  180. As modern as your fabric choices look I can imagine it with a bright pink background with the squares being brights shades of pinks and purples........just perfect for a little granddaughter. thanks for the chance to win and
    happy sewing

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  181. I would use a bright orange background: Clothworks' Everyday Organics Orange and then light taupes, grays and blues for the all the bricks in the center! Gorgeous!

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  182. Wow what a great give away!! I raise Wire Fox Terriers and this would be a great pattern for me. I just purchased Flea Market Fancy for the first time and would love to use it for this project with a Kona White background to make the colors pop!!

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  183. this is amazing! LOVE your quilt!

    I think I would try it with a hot pink/magenta hand dyed background. Maybe some orange and turquoise for the plus signs...hmmm...now I have all these things in my head for sleeping tonight...

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  184. I would love to make this pattern with Echo fabric and a teal background!

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  185. I think I'd use flea market fancy, with a gray background or plain white!

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  186. Oh I really like that fabric. Your pictures make it look like plus signs, but the more you look at it you (I mean I) realize they are not all the same fabric in one plus. The pattern looks like tetris - which is a game my Mom loves and so I thought of her. Anyway, I think I would do a bright print for the background, and then use solids for the pieces. HHmmm, awesome.

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  187. I think it would look marvelous made up in Shades of Grey by Daisey Janie with a turquoise background.

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  188. I will use a Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket with an Indigo solid. It will be perfect for my father

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  189. I really likr the black fabric in your quilt. I would have been nervous to use it, but it looks great!

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  190. Your designing is marvelous, I really like it

    gifts to pakistan

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  191. Love that quilt the black really is sharp

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  192. This would be an awesome pattern to win. I am on a fabric buying moratorium- so I would reach into my yellows and grays and then use a light gray background.

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  193. I'd use a grey-checked background and use primary color kona solids to make it look like a Tetris game.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  194. Well hrm, I have some kona flannel of some light blue variant on it's way and I'd love to try that with some of Aneela Hoely's walk in the woods line. Thank you for the giveaway!

    gibbylet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  195. Thanks for the chance. I think this pattern might be good for Tailor Made flannels - and a solid Kona background (black, red, white, or grey). This would definitely give variation in texture. Plus, I have the flannel already. I've never made a black and white quilt before so would be a challenge. Plus, flannel works better if pieces are larger too. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  196. Oh mann! What fabric wouldn't you want to try out in this cute pattern! Maybe some echino with an aqua or gray background...hmmm so many choices! Thanks!!

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  197. I am probably too late for the giveaway but I wanted to tell you anyway that I absolutely love this pattern and the fabric choices that you made for it. It. Is. Stunning! It's really rather sophisticated and modern and the quilting itself enhances the whole thing. I guess what I am trying to say is ..... Wow!!!!! Keep up the great quilting!

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  198. mmm, I'm thinking mustard for the background with navy's like joel dewberry's, some grey like an alexander henry hatch pattern, and maybe some VeloCity and Ghastlies thrown in for fun.

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  199. I love the Outfoxed Pattern and the fabrics you chose for your beautiful quilt. I would dearly love to win this special pattern and some of your fabrics. They are exactly what I would use, but on a slate or ash gray background. The quilting really finishes it so beautifully! Perfect! Thank You for this great giveaway. Very gratefully yours, Luba

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