Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Be a Hexie Queen Blog Hop

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"

Today I am a Hexie Queen Wanna bee! I have finished the quilt top! Yippee!

Thank you
Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt and Debbie @ Debby Kratovil Quilts for organizing and cheering us all on. Madame Samm your challenge almost got me this time.

Time for a reality check, I cannot do hexie's by hand (I have tried), so that leaves me and my machine! This project started back in March and needed to be finish. I hope you like "Meet the Lorax"

Trying to find the right blocks instead of using a pattern can sometimes get me in trouble. I think David will be very happy when it is done!

I started out making blocks from Fons & Porters "Easy Quilts" Cascarone Quilt but realized it really was not a pattern for directional fabric after making (4) of the triangles.

Then one day I was on Youtube and found a video from Missouri Star Quilt Co. "The Tea Cup Quilt". Youtube video I linked to it for you The Tea Cup Quilt What a great block so I made a bunch of them. I put them back in the storage box to sit. It needed something more!

When Madam Samm announced the Hexie Blog Hop I watched this video The 10" Half Hexagon Quilting Ruler by Missouri Star Quilt Co. and signed up. I already had the ruler from a shipping error! They are so sweet there that they gave it to me. It works so easy and makes true hexagon blocks. Of course, they are a bit bigger at 10" across which means they take up more room. I used it differently than the instructions, cutting all the blocks apart and using them as single 12 1/2" blocks.

Please visit the other bloggers in the blog hop and see what they have created for your enjoyment!

August 21, 2013

Sunshine Girl Nicola

Cheryl James

Fish Kopp

Grizz 'n' Dove

Secretly Stitching

In The Boon Docks - your here

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt Doodle Doodles

Ridge Top Quilts

KaHolly

Why-Knot-Kwilt


Giveaway

Starts today, August 21, 2013 and will end on August 28, 2013 at midnight.

Open to participants worldwide. You win and have an address, I will mail it to you.

No Reply Bloggers - leave an email address - if I cannot reach you? You will not win!

How to enter:

1. Everyone gets a chance - leave a comment on this post answering this question: What is your favorite candy, describe it?

Mine is chocolate turtles - they are shaped like a turtle, a layer of milk chocolate, a layer of carmel, stick 5 pecans in the warm carmel like a head and legs, another layer of milk chocolate covering the top and sides but not the head and limbs! Best are homemade!

2. If you are a "Follower" of "In The Boon Docks", tell me how you follow and you get an extra chance. If you are a new follower please put that in the comment.

So you get 2 chances to win the giveaway!

The winner will receive one precut package of Moda Honeycomb - Bella Solids (Snow)

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" and
I hope you will come back soon!

Create and be unique
Lisa


I read every single one of your comments but please understand I am not always able to respond to each one due to volume during giveaways. Your comments mean so much to me. Thank you for every thought you share!

139 comments:

  1. My favorite candy is anything with chocolate...Trader Joe's makes a carmel and sea salt chocolate covered candy. Its amazing!

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  2. It looks great! I've made neither hand nor machine pieced a hexagon so you've got one up on me :) or two? My favorite candy is probably seafoam. It's a toffee that has tons of bubbles in it so when it's fresh it literally melts in your mouth. It's usually bathed in chocolate (milk or dark). Mmm. So delicious. I guess it's more of an "old fashioned" candy as very few places carry it.

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  3. Favorite candy: depends on my mood... Either a good ol' Milky Way or sour gummy worms :D

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  4. I follow you through GFC. I didn't even know this was a giveaway post until I read it, so thanks! Should I tell you a second candy I like? Chocolate twizzlers :)

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  5. What a fun quilt ... and good for you for trying things until you found just what fit your material!! Wonderful job :) I do enjoy your blog and what a really nice giveaway!! Thank you so much for the opportunity ... ultimate favorite candy, mmmmmm ... gotta go with the chocolate ... of any type ;) Thank you!!

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  6. I am a follower and love seeing everything you create, this is an amazing quilt top, so cute.

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  7. My favorite candy is the Hot Tamale, love it! it is rectangular and round, color-red, with a touch of spicy yummy flavor!

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  8. Love your quilt! My favorite candy is Raspberry Chocolate! Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  9. I am a follower via E-Mail and GFC>

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  10. I love chocolate on chocolate or chocolate covered chocolate or maybe chocolate dipped in chocolate. OOOOh someone should make a chocolate covered Lorax! I speak for the trees too! :o
    Love your quilt
    xo jan

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  11. And I follow on Blog lovin - it was GFC but some didn't import so I switched to bBL.
    Great giveaway!
    I love hexie precuts!
    xo jan

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  12. Fabulous quilt - I have the Dr Seuss fabrics they are just fantastic colours aren't they. My favourite chocolate is just a plain bar of galaxy but I don't know if you get that over your side of the pond??

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  13. What a wonderful project. I don't have a favorite candy. I just go for what ever I'm in the mood for at the time. I usually choose a hard candy over anything chocolate.

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  14. What a great quilt! Amazing. And yet you say you've only started in March? That is HUGE achievement! My favourite candy has to be CHOCOLATE! No need to add anything to it, just chocolate.... oooohhhh.

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  15. My favourite is Polos - the mint with the hole in the middle :-) Love your quilt - it looks amazing!

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  16. Oh, those turtles are sinfully good. The best are DeMets(I think that's how you spell it) that I first tasted at my grandmother's house in Chicago. They are not easy to find, but my current favorite are Jelly Bellies because they come in so many great flavors and you can ration them(my term for portion control) easily. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love your Lorax project. Almost anything chocolate is a favorite with me. Love Kisses especially.

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  18. Dee-lightful hop stop!! Love your project. My favorite candy is a once a year indulgence. I love Candy Corn!! They are smaller than bite-sized triangular sugar concoctions brighty colored in layers of orange, white, and yellow! I'm glad they are only available for Halloween/fall because I just can't get enough!!

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  19. Nice project! My fav candy is local chocolate with nuts, raisins and more in it. Comes in different season editions like with plums and pears. Yummy.

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  20. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt. My favorite candy is chocolate covered peanuts. Thanks.

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  21. I'm already a follower - GFC and Bloglovin'.

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  22. I love your quilt! I can't eat candy anymore, unfortunately, but when I did handmade turtles were definitely my favorite!

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  23. Lisa. Your quilt is wonderful and filled with a lot of personality. And thanks for sharing how you got into and then out of trouble with your piecing - sounds like my life every day! Candy? I eat it all (if I could) but the extra pounds aren't worth it, so I have to exercise some control and basically exercise more when I eat it!

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  24. I'm sitting here eating a Butterfinger right now. I love them. Only the min-size though. I'd go into overload with a whole bar.

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  25. I have been a follower for some time now.

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  26. Ohh Lisa your quilt is just wonderful...I love the colors and the design. Chocolate: any kind describing it well it is brown and creamy and sometimes white and creamy I just love chocolate....and yes I have been a follower for a very long time by email and bloglovin' Have a great day

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  27. I love the modern touch of your quilt and it is sew awesome. My favorite candy is of course Swedish dark chocolate.
    And I have followed your blog for a long time now.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  28. I love your quilt!
    I like Galaxy chocolate!

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  29. I'm a happy follower! via GFC and Bloglovin!

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  30. I'm going with smarties this time; I love it all!
    They have that sweet chocolate inside a nice colorful. crispy candy that coats each one...so I get the crunch that I enjoy.

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  31. Very nice job. Love the hop. My favorite Oh Henry.

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  32. Your quilt is fabulous! I love the Lorax, and I always showed the film to my 6th graders on Earth Day--such a great message. Great job!

    I forgot to add candy! I love homemade peanut butter fudge. It is so creamy, smooth, and delicious! I make it at Christmas-time.

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  33. That is a nice modern quilt, I like the idea and I should also try to play around with bigger hexies as you did! Thanks for your inspiration

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  34. Lovely quilttop, I like the modern look.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I like chocolate covered raisins. Sweet juicy raisins covered with milk chocolate. Thanks for sharing your ideas Very inspiring

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  36. Mine is Cherry Ripe which is an australian bar by Cadbury which costs an extortionate amount in the UK! It is like a UK Bounty but with cherry. Nommmmmmmm! So good.

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  37. Good use of the Henie, very original. I like anything in a Hershey wrapper.

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  38. Love your modern quilt. One of my favorite candy is the Heath bar. Pretty simple. Just a golden hard cruchy, very sweet center covered in milk chocolate. Now I think I am going to have to go buy some :0)

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  39. My favorite Candy is Scotch Mints .They are white in color and has just the right taste of mint not too strong .they are made in a Peanut free factory.4 of them has 60 calories and 15g sugar.they are nice to suck on if your tummy is a bit upsit.The peppermint sooths the tummy.

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  40. My Daughter loves The Lorax, her favourite Dr Suess is "The Cat in the hat came back".

    My Favourite Candy would have to be Caramel Lindt balls. I can't afford to have them often but they are the most beautiful smooth chocolates and I love Caramel so the new Caramel version is my ideal delight.

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  41. I really like your quilt, Lisa. Very pretty. I like turtles candy too, but my favorite is Twix. It has a cookie layer on the inside with a caramel and a chocolate layer on the outside. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  42. I follow you through GFC/Bloglovin.

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  43. My favorite candy is Hershey's Kisses. They are so creamy and I like to just let them melt in my mouth.

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  44. Favorite candy is homemade filbert toffee. So much better than store bought and so easy to make.

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  45. A chocolate candy bar with caramel in the little sections. Just break off a section and let it melt in your mouth. :)


















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  46. uhhh I have those FQ bundle panels, or did, made it into a quilt, used every inch of those :)
    BTw I LOVE licorice, not of this tame red licorice like in the US, no it HAS to be the strong black licorice from Norther europe- I'm from Denmark.

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  47. I don't think I've seen the Lorax fabric yet. Great quilt and I do love those half hexie rulers (I have the 5"). As for my favorite candy...anything chocolate :)

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  48. Cool quilt! It was worth the time and all the figuring out! My favorite candy is jelly beans - the Brachs brand. It is nearly impossible to eat just a few!

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  49. Your Lorax quilt is sooo cute, great job ! My fav candy changes from time to time, but I do try to eat dark chocolate...because it's good for you ! LOL

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  50. thanks for sharing today. love your project thanks for the giveaway....love chocolate caramel and nuts mix...snickers yummy

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  51. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  52. What a beautiful quilt!
    Hmmm.....I love Butterfingers, but you have me craving Turtles right now!

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  53. I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom

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  54. Homemade my fav is fudge... smooth chocoalate with bits of marshmallow and pecans throughout.
    Store bought it is Dove Dark chocolate bars.... nice and creamy dark chocolate that melts in your mouth:) yums!!!!

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  55. I have started following you because of this lovely blog hop.

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  56. My favorite candy is probably lollipops because I share my birthday with National Lollipop Day. Almost any flavor.

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  57. That is adorable, I just learned about half Hexies and love making them now. You did a beautiful job.

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  58. Your quilt top is a great way to use hexies without hand piecing. Your colors are amazing. Thanks for sharing and my favorite candy is Almond Joy candy bars. "Because, sometimes your feel like a nut..."

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  59. Such a neat quilt. Unique bold colors are amazing. Fav candy? M & Ms.

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  60. I love carmel Nips, low cal hard candy.

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  61. What a fun quilt for your David. And I think piecing half-hexies is a brilliant way to showcase the fabric, plus makes it an easy one to stitch together! Favorite treat: Dove's chocolates. I keep a stash in the sewing room to bribe my daughters to come in and visit and sew with me.

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  62. OU have risen to Queen in good standing..your projects are pretty amazing...now Lisa. aren't you a queen in the running..this is gorgeous and big...and big and big hexies...lol

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  63. I'm a chocoholic but I do love me some CowTails. They are a rectangle of caramel with a sweet thin white cream center. Oh they are so good.
    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  64. Love your quilt btw!

    Favorite candy- Sncikers with almonds

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  65. David will love the quilt - guaranteed. Aren't turtles the best. When I was in high school and college, my mom and I would go on a shopping trip to a BIGGER (for us) town 30 miles away. There was a suburb that had a wonderful candy store. We would often take the route that way home so we could get some candy - my fav was the turtles. I had no idea of making them. I have the 10" hexie template and want to make a house quilt - compliments of a tutorial from MQS. I'm going to use yardage I have - not a layer cake. Thanks for participating and giving us wonderful inspiration.

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  66. I'm a follower. Again, thanks for participating.

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  67. 1. Thanks for the fun blog. There isn't too many candies that I don't like. LOL. But lately I've been getting the candy bar "PayDay". I don't make them I get them off the shelf that is usually at the check out counter. LOL

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  68. 2. I am a follower, thanks for the chance to win. I've been wanting to try these hexes'.

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  69. You had me sold with the fabric. Love that Dr Seuss!

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  70. My fave candy is good and plenty....the black licorice coated with pink and white candy. yum
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  71. Love Dr. Suess, I follow via email. Thanks for a chance.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  72. Thanks for showing the beautiful quilts that you have made. My favorite candy is a homemade chocolate ball that is made with orange liquer, graham crumbs, evaporated milk, and cocoa powder. You mix it all up and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Then you roll the mixture into bite sized balls, roll the balls in coconut (or chopped nuts, or anything you want)then enjoy them.

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  73. The dark chocolate truffle bar from trader Joe's. I keep one in the fridge and break off a section when I need a pick me up.

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  74. My favourite is galaxy caramel. Each piece is just the right size to melt in your mouth.

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  75. and I follow you on bloglovin.

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  76. Your David is really going to love his Lorax quilt. Great job.!

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  77. I really like that Lorax quilt, sew cute! I need more fabric :) I want some cuties like that. I will now be following you via Bloglovin as of today and My favorite candy is also turtles. I love the pecan, caramel, chocolate, mmmmmm Thanks for making me hungry. I do love Dark Chocolate. How about dark chocolate turtles?? I should goolge that right now and see if there is such a thing. ha ha

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  78. The quilt is really a beauty. Thanks for sharing

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  79. Ohh, I love turtles too! mmmm. ok now I want some. Thanks for the giveaway, Your quilt is really cute. vickise at gmail dot com

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  80. I am a follower. vickise at gmail dot com

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  81. Wow, I am a sugar addict so picking just ONE favorite is hard! If I could only have one candy, it would be a chewy caramel, like See's caramel. Smooth and chewy, with that slightly burnt-sugar taste. Oh yum, I am wishing I had some on hand right now! :)

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  82. My favorite candy is Twix. They are a wonderful cookie coated in caramel and covered with chocolate. If you believe the commercial I would have to say I am a right Twix person myself. hehe.

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  83. I am a new follower. I follow through email. Love the blog and am glad I found you through the blog hop.

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  84. I don't like doing hexies by hand, either. I love how you created them with that ruler and, of course, I am a fan of the Lorax or anything Seuss-like. Great job on the quilt!

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  85. Love your quilt. My Hexies are machine done as well.

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  86. Love your quilt I really like the big hexies, thanks for sharing

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  87. Love the Lorax! My favorite candy would be a chocolate covered cherry.

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  88. Love the quilt. I think I "need" that big hexagon ruler. Nice job!
    My favorite candy is chocolate, especially those Lindt white chocolates.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  89. I am a follower on bloglovin.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  90. The quilt looks great! Good job. I like any kind of candy that is chocolate.

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  91. Beautiful quilt, I ordered the half hexi ruler too. Now I have the small one and the large . My favorite candy is Almond Joy, Coconut candy topped with an almond and covered in chocolate.

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  92. I really like your Lorax quilt, sew cute! I will now be following you via Bloglovin as of today.

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  93. and My favorite candy is Werther's Original Creamy Caramel Filled Hard Candies. It was my father's favorite and every time I have one I think of him.

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  94. I love chocolate! When I was younger I loved Skor...chocolate covered toffee. mmm

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  95. Thanks for sharing your Lorax project. I am sure it is going to be loved. As for my favorite candy--chocolate. As long as it is smooth and rich I am happy, happy, happy.

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  96. I love your Lorax quilt. Who's the lucky child? My favorite candy is Werther's Original which is a caramel hard candy. You just pop one in your mouth and let it melt. It is so good. I could eat a whole bag of it on the plane. I don't follow your blog, but I sure am glad your blog is participating in this hop. It was fun visiting your blog. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  97. Your quilt is so cute!! Any child would love this. I like Butterfingers. Peanut butter crunch with chocolate on it. Hum Hum so good. Thank you for sharing your project.

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  98. Love your quilt! My favorite candy are called Riesen. they are a semi hard caramel and has a dark chocolate covering it. They are so addictive, they take a little while to eat so I don't overindulge so much. I can not keep a bag in the house for more than a week though.

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  99. Great Lorax quilt. My fav is dark (dairy-free) chocolate especially ChocLove's brand's dark mint chocolate.

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  100. I love your Lorax quilt. Well done, you!

    Fav candy? Well it used to be Snickers bars but they have totally ruined the chocolate part so I am going to go with peanut M & Ms

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  101. I have to pick 1 candy... Heath Bar oh how I love a Heath Bar! Thanks for the giveaway and what a cute quilt!

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  102. My favorite is vanilla nut fudge from Sees. Good thing the closest Sees is 3 hours away.

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  103. Love the hexies on the Lorax quilt. Chocolate is any form -ice cream, a mars bar or brownies. Love them all.

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  104. Great quilt, very cute. I love the Lindt Truffles. They are a milk chocolate outside with a super soft truffle center. They are delicious. Lindt uses the best chocolate and they are very good without being overly sweet.

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  105. Don't have a favorite candy. As long as it has dark chocolate and some nuts (any except no black walnuts), I'm a happy camper. I enjoyed "Meeting your Lorax".

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  106. Love your Lorax quilt. My favorite candy would be Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups! Thanks for the chance
    to win!
    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. I am a happy follower of your blog. I follow by
    e-mail & Bloglovin'. Thanks!

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  108. I am a happy follower with Bloglovin.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  109. My favourite sweet is Fry's Turkish Delight. I am not sure if you get it in America. The center is a soft rose scented jelly covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate. It is a rectangular shape and you probably get about 4 or 5 bites out of it. That is a rubbish description and it it so much better than it sounds. Thank you for a sweet giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  110. Hiya Lisa!!! What a neat quilt, a bit on the modern side. I love anything dark chocolate. Had a hypoglycemic episode one night---was really out of it---but knew enough to ask for dark chocolate Mounds, lol. Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  111. Hiya Lisa!!! I follow you by email. Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  112. Love the quilt and the hexies you put on it. I have that ruler too and used it for a bed runner. I love dark chocolate of any kind but if almonds are in it--yum!! Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Your quilt looks great! My favorite candy is Dutch salted licorice.

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  114. I love anything with dark chocolate!!! I prefer GOOD dark chocolate!! oh yes!! But other than that... not to crazy picky!!

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  115. Love your Lorax project! My favorite candy is (currently) Dove Chocolates. They are square little individually wrapped chocolates that evoke feelings of being oh so special when you pop them in your mouth! Just one little Dove Chocolate can make the grumpiest person happy again!

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  116. That quilt is so great. The hexies really add to all the fun shapes. My favorite candies are Rolo. A bit of soft caramel covered in chocolate. So yummy!!

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  117. I love gummy bears. Everyone tells me gummy bears are for kids, guess I am still a kid :)

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  118. My favorite would have to be M&Ms...so convenient to eat handfuls at a time!! Shame on me!!! i also love milky Way candy bars. Thanks for your giveaway

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  119. I follow via Bookmark on my favorites.

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