Monday, January 13, 2014

Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop Giveaway

Giveaway Closed!

Welcome! I am delighted to have you come to visit me, and see what I have made for "Wake Up To Kona"! This hop has filled me with inspiration, all the Artist have done such beautiful work and I thank all of you for visiting here "In The Boon Docks". My name is Lisa and I love participating in Madam Samm's blog hops and hope maybe you'll consider hopping along with us in 2014! Anyone is welcome!

Blog hops need to run like clockwork, and you must be very organized. The woman who makes all this happen, month after month, is
the lovely and talented
Madam Samm @
Sew We Quilt!

Our head cheerleader for this event is another talented artist and blogger Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt!

Thank you both for all you hard work in organizing Wake Up To Kona!


A Big Thank You to the Wake Up To Kona Sponsors
Aurifil
Robert Kaufman
Amanda Murphy, Author of Color Essentials

Nothing goes together better than Aurifil and Kona Solids!
Look at those beautiful colors!

I have taken dozens of pictures of this quilt and inside photography just doesn't do it justice! Here in West Virginia we have had nothing but gray, wet days since the frigid ice and snow we had about a week ago. Is it spring yet? It is what it is! I love the sunrise colors they do cheer me up! I hope you like it!


Quilt Stats
"No One Is Perfect But God"
Size: 59" x 52"
Main Fabrics: Robert Kaufman Solids Sunrise FQ Bundle
Background: Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Coal
Backing and Binding: Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Steel
Pieced and Quilted: Aurifil #2692 Black 50 wt.


Giveaway

(50) Go! Triangle - Isosceles - 5" x 6" in a variety of Sunrise colors and
(2) 4" x wof - Kona Coal! (Enough to make a tablerunner)
&
A chalkboard Coffee Mug and some chalk

How To Enter

Open to everyone (if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).

1. So for a chance to win tell me - How old were you when you learned to sew and who taught you? Instead of a name you can say Grandma or if at a quilt shop like me, I was (41) in the WV Quilt Store,
or Michelle at WV Quilt taught me.

2. If you are a follower of "In The Boon Docks" you get an additional chance! Please leave a separate comment! Current and New followers are always welcome!

That makes (2) possible comments per person!
(You can edit a comment after you post it)!

This giveaway starts Tuesday, January 14th and ends January 21st at midnight and winner will be announced
January 22, 2014!


Please visit the other Artists for today
January 14, 2014

Sew Me Something Good
Sew Peace To Peace
Quilting Prolifically
Linda D. (shown on Just Let Me Quilt)
In The Boon Docks - You are Here
The Cosmic Quilter

Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway!
Come back soon and lets create and be unique,
Lisa

Psst! I have another giveaway open if you want to enter to win some Aurifil 12wt. thread just
Click Here!

Giveaway Closed!

278 comments:

  1. It may be grey skys everywhere, but this does add a touch of sunshine and color to the world - love it!! My gr.gran taught me to sew buttons at ? age while she did the family mending (I loved her buttons tins) - and led to other things as I grew.

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  2. Sew very pretty! I love your choice of colors. I remember hand sewing Barbie doll clothes when I was young so my mom must have taught me but I do remember taking home ec in school and learning how to make clothes.

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  3. I am a follower through google friends!

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  4. Beautiful quilt and the colors are fantastic! I was about 8 when my GM let me use my hands to move the treadle on her machine, lol!

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  5. Oh, Lisa! You have outdone yourself on this one! You chose the perfect design and background solid to compliment that bundle. It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. I absolutely love your quilt Lisa - it is gorgeous :-)

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    1. Oh, and I was 37 when I learnt to quilt and a friend in Indonesia taught me!

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  7. beautiful quilt, but you had quite some work with it! It turned out so bright, I like it very much!
    I learned to sew from books and lots and lots of trials, and since 12, I am sewing and getting just happy in front of the machine, isn't that great? LOL

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  8. Now this is why I love the color gray! Your quilt is fantastic!

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    1. oops... forgot to tell you that my granny's both taught me to sew and quilt. My paternal granny taught me to hand sew at the age of 8. I made 30 nine patch blocks.. she would not dare let me use her machine. It took me all summer but I got those things sewed together. At the age of 19 she asked me if I had my blocks and I proudly told her YES! So she sashed them together for me and we hand quilted the quilt. My first handquilting. My maternal granny lived with us for years and I learned to sew on her treadle machine. :)

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    2. I learned to sew clothing in the 8th grade, taught by Mrs. Bragwell, the home economics teacher. She taught me to cross stitch as well.

      I learned to knit in the 10th grade by Mrs. Fowler, the Industrial Sewing teacher at the Vo-Tech school.

      I had some awesome teachers.

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  9. Your quilt looks very nice. It reminds me of argyle pattern. I learnt to quilt in 2005 at my local patchwork shop.

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  10. These colours brighten up the horibel dark days here in Germany. Like the quilt very much.
    Regards Sylvia

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  11. Beautiful quilt!
    My mother taught me how to sew when I was I child.

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  12. Wow...what a beautiful quilt! Blessings, marlene

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  13. Love your quilt (and the title!). My Mum taught me, I can't remember when, so it must have been a long time ago! Four or five maybe!

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  14. Lovely project using diamonds. These colors really pop on the Kona Coal background. One of my favorite gray colors.

    I learned sewing when I was 5 or 6 years old. My mom and big sister taught me to sew but I don't recall who exactly did. We would just play with my mom's fabrics and sewing machine.

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  15. I am new follower and started following you on instagram, helumalai#

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  16. Wow!! I actually said that out loud when I saw your quilt. I love the colours and it is such a 'happy' quilt. Thanks for a great giveaway too.

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  17. I already follow with Bloglovin.

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  18. My mother taught me to sew when I was about ten years old! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. And I am a follower of your blog Lisa!

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  20. I was 24 years old and I took a night class at the local high school. I think the teacher's name was Debbie!

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  21. Wonderful quilt Lisa. Love it! My grandmother taught me to sew when I was about 10. So that would be about 46 years ago. Yeesh!

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  22. I love those triangles with the gray background! I taught myself to sew on my mom's Singer machine back in the 1960s. Read a pattern and then improvised - never followed anything without deviating to get what I envisioned!

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  23. I was 24 and pregnant with my first child. I needed maternity clothes so I thought myself but it's in my DNA since both my mother and grandmother are avid sewers.

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  24. What a beautiful quilt! I taught myself to sew...started out using kleenex to make Barbie clothes back in the mid 70's. I remember Kleenex being so much stronger then lol. Just dabbled really. Bought my first sewing machine in the early 90s and dabbled some more...and been dabbling ever since *wink

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  25. Without a doubt, I am a follower of your blog! Very generous giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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  26. I was in Junior High and Mrs. Neal taught me to sew. My mom had taught me some things as well. You and I have something in common besides our name -- WV Quilt is my favorite quilt shop! Often Michelle calls me when she gets new stuff that she thinks I will like -- now that's service!. A bunch of my quilts are hanging in her shop. I wonder if we've ever run into each other there?

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  27. Beautiful quilt! I learned how to sew as a teenager by taking some community classes.

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  28. hi Lisa…yes argyle this is what this reminds me of…I would love socks like this lol you did good

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    1. I was 6 when I learned to sew habits for the NUNS. yep. quilting only 3 years ago…the rest is now lol

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  29. I was in high school when I learned to sew in Home Ec., about 1967 or so. (Do they have that anymore?) I started quilting in the 80's but didn't take off on it until the 90's. Now my kids are afraid I won't use up my stash, lol!

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  30. LOL, it looks exactly like argyle socks! Very pretty. You did a beautiful job. I took home ec in school, starting in the 6th grade. I didn't learn to quilt though, till I was 23 and pregnant with my first baby. Then I taught myself out of books from the library.

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  31. Beautiful quilt - such pointy points! I am learning to sew now through the magic of the wonderful www, and many, many, many mug rugs!

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  32. The grey background works great for this project... Love it! As for learning to sew... I was in the 3rd grade and my mom taught me :)

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  33. I love Kona solide and would love to have the opportunity to explore more quilting possibilities with them.
    I just started following your blog.

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  34. What a great quilt-I love gray-have used two shades of it recently in two different quilts. I also love solid colors, so many possibilities, so little time! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Love the gray and the solids together! I learned to sew when I was about 8 years old, taught by my grandmother. Started hand sewing doll clothes and have continued to sew anything and everything since!

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  36. That CUP is so cool!! LOVELY quilt, I have that GO! die!! hmmm NOW you got me thinking :) I learned to quilt 9yrs ago at our church, a pastor's wife was teaching the class and I was 6m pregnant with my oldest daughter, she asked if I'd get into quilting and I said NO I didn't think so, I liked scrapbooking better, oh boy! was I WRONG!!!

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  37. Fabulous quilt!!!!! I was in my 30s when my mother-in-law taught me to quilt...I sewed nothing before that. lol

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  38. This is simply wonderful! Perfect way to wake up this time of year!

    my mom and home ec teacher tried to teach me to sew but I simply wasnot interested. Instead taught myself when I was twenty five, then took a break for twenty years and came back to it in 2011 and have not stopped since


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  39. When I was 20 I begged my parents for a sewing machine. I got one for my 21st birthday. I am basically self taught...no one in my family ever owned a sewing machine so there was no one to teach me. I took a course at the high school adult night classes, but never really learned a lot in the class and never even worse the simple skirt I made, lol.

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  40. I learned to sew by hand when I was eight and by machine about two years later. My mother taught me both skills. Sewing slowed down in college and then just became "mending" during the busy children and career years. Then I retired and decided it was time to get back to it.

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  41. Love your sunrise diamonds. Very nice top. I learned to sew from my Grandma when I was a child wanting Barbie clothes. She helped me figure things out and I've been sewing and crafting every since.

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  42. I taught myself from blog land...... about 5 yrs ago

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  43. Very pretty quilt. I know what you mean about indoor and outdoor pictures but with the weather what can you do? Thanks for showing your quilt ,its beautiful.

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  44. I am self taught. I started quilting when i was pregnant with my only child. I was the tender age of sixteen. I have learned a lot by trial and error, but these wonderfulquilt blogs have shown me what i have been missing. Thank you for a great giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  46. I think I was about 7 when I first tried embroidery but as far as a sewing machine, I have no clue :) it was however, with my Mom.
    Lovely quilt ma'am ;)

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  47. I learned to sew as a jr. 4-H'er at the age of 7. Made my first quilt at the age of 13 and won a blue ribbon at the Vernon County Youth Fair and qualified to go on to show it at the Missouri State Fair. That was a LONG time ago and haven't stopped sewing since.

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  48. You betcha, I follow you through the Boon Docks!

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  49. My Great-Aunt had me use those sewing cards when I was around four. I did lots of hand needle work and the odd 4-H gathered skirt and ugly boxy top. My mother is REALLY the one to take the time to show me how to drive a sewing machine at age 16--as WELL as a car!

    I love your diamond quilts. It reminds me that each day is a gem even when it is grey weather outside.

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  50. Your quilt is beautiful! I love gray against those bright colors.

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  51. I learned to sew in Home Ec at school when I was 12. Don't remember the teachers name!

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  52. I love your choice of design and Kona solids...it is just beautiful! I love how you hung it in the doorway using hangers. Great idea! My mom sewed all the time making my sisters and me dresses, so I just fell into sewing by watching her. I was about 9 or 10 when I began my adventures in sewing. I'm so glad you hopped with us!

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  53. I am an email follower! sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  54. Wow, you did perfect points! Thanks for the giveaway, too! sewingblosarefun@yahoo.com

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  55. Reminds me of a warm pair of argyle socks! I love the color and design. Hope your able to keep warm on your dreary gray days with this colorful beauty!

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  56. I was 9 or 10 when I learned to sew (mostly clothes) from my mother. I took a few months of lessons from a designer when I was 13 - 14. Haven't stopped since! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  57. Great job on your quilt. Congratulations on being in top 2 today! A friend of my Mom's taught me to sew. I have been making quilts since I was in grade school, which is a very long time ago! Sewing has always been my passion.

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  58. I am already a happy follower via email. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  59. I was 12 in my junior high home ec class when I first learned to sew. Didn't do much until my grandmother helped me sew a dress when I was in high school. Then I really started sewing when I had my first child and began making knit sleepers and t-shirts for him. Didn't start quilting until just a few years ago.

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  60. I follow you on Bloglovin' and look forward to your posts. I love your colorful quilt - the dark background really sets off the solids.

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  61. My first sewing experience was in high school when I was in Home Ec. My Mom was a seamstress so she gave me advice on my Home Ec projects.

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  62. I taught myself. There is a terrible learning curve to it. :) My mother and grandmother didn't know how to sew. I am now teaching my mom.

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  63. I am a follower via Bloglovin.

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  64. Lisa your quilt is awesome ! Your points look perfect! I was 14 when I learned from my home ec teacher, Mrs. Joyce Parker. I made a purple jumper. She told me my work was perfect and someday I would make wedding dresses. She had such an influence on my self worth, and I got a chance to tell her so before she passed away.

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  65. Love the quilt:)
    I was taught by my mother when I was 8 but I taught myself how to quilt much later:) She had not a clue as she was born in Germany:)

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  66. I watched my mom sew for years before I started sewing sor myself. I was in 8th grade and made a gathered skirt for a 4H project. My mom probably helped me. Most of my knowledge came from my high school home EC teacher.

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  67. I learned to sew when I was 12 in Jr high home ec class. The bobbin and I did not like each other that semester-that is how long it took to sew a pair of jam shorts. Thanks for the great giveaway and for sharing your great quilt too. vickise at gmail dot com

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  68. I am a follower via email. Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

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  69. I basically learned to sew in Home Economics class in high school many years ago. My grandma helped me a lot too.

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  70. That is beautiful! I love all of the wonderful colors in it.

    I was 4 years old when my mother sat me in front of the sewing machine to keep from driving her crazy with my hyperactivity.

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  71. I am one of your followers via Google.

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  72. I was 13 when my mom shipped me off to the Singer Sewing School in the summer because she, "Didn't have the patience to teach one more daughter how to sew!" The funny thing is, I only have one sister! lol However, the Singer Sewing School was great and I've been sewing ever since (and quilting since I was 19.) pbstrand@msn.com Oh, and great project!

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  73. I love your quilt...looks perfect to me. I like the way you arranged the triangle colors.

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  74. On Sunday I saw an Eastern Bluebird in my little spot in WV. Spirits soared until I realized that it wasn't even close to spring. Poor little fella must be confused.

    My mother taught me to sew.

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  75. Beautiful bright quilt. Lisa! Looks like modern argyle. You may starta trend. My mother had a sewing machine but I can never recall seeing her sew. (Wish I had that old singer; it sewed like a dream.) I learned some in "home ec" and then taught myself the rest. I made my first "quilt" over 30 years ago for my first baby but I had no clue what I was doing. I started quilting "for real" about 9 years ago. Thanks for sharing your lovely project ... :) Pat

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  76. I was 9 years old when my grandmother started teaching my sister and me to sew. We'd spend a week or two with her in Montana in the summer and always made shorts and shirts to run around in! Thank you for the opportunity at having some Kona colors in my life!
    ~Brandy

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  77. I am a happy follower via GFC. This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  78. I follow via Bloglovin'. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  79. I learned to sew when I was ten. My mother taught me as I began on 4-H projects. I at the Oklahoma Quilt show last week and talked with the folks from WV Quilt. I always stop in to speak with them. It's like coming back to WV. I didn't realize they are in Huntington. My SIL is a pastor about 20 miles from there. I lived in WV until I was 21 and miss it every day. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love the name, too! How true. You did an outstanding job on it. The color placement is perfect to add movement, too. I love the yellows, too. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration.

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  80. I was in high school when I started to sew quilts, so around age 16? My mom taught my sister and I some sewing skills at an earlier age, probably around 10 or so. We did some small craft projects like doll clothes and stuffed toys. I did a little garment sewing in my early 20s, but much prefer quilting!

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  81. I started sewing in Junior High School, taught by my wonder Home Economics instructor, so I was probably around 12 or so. I started quilting about 10 years ago, but really got serious about it five or so years ago.

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  82. I follow by e-mail. Thanks so much for the giveaway chance. Those are beautiful fabrics - my first choice, though I didn't get to use them in my project.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  83. Just started sew a little more than a year ago and ove it, great pass time

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  84. My aunt taught me many things between 10-12, and then made me take four years of high school Home Ec! It wasn't until I found quilting right after graduation, that I really began to enjoy it, though! Your project is absolutely gorgeous! I love the bright colors with the gray contrast.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  85. I learned to sew at about 10 yard but didn't really get going till I was 35 yrs old

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  86. I sent a friend request in FB, didn't see "like"

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  87. Your quilt is lovely, thanks for the great give a way, my mom taught me to sew when I was 6. I started first with doll clothes, went up to simple garments like aprons and simple skirts and shirts. When I went into 4-H I started sewing more difficult garments. Mom taught me to quilt when I was in High School, but it got dropped when I got married and had children. I taught both of our children to sew, our daughter quilts and our son sews and sells civil war re-enacting clothes for men. I picked up quilting again a year ago and have been obsessed.

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  88. Love love love your quilt!!!!!
    I was taught to sew at school aged about 8 - by Mrs Ellis!

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  89. I love your quilt - Argyles are my favorite. My mom first taught me the basics of sewing when I was a little girl - probably 11 or 12. However, my aunt taught me how to crosstitch when I was 9 or 10 and I have stuck with that my whole life. As for quilting - I taught myself how to do that (thank you internet) about 5 years ago when I was 23.

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  90. I learned to sew when I was around 12. My girlfriend & I took a sewing class at the local recreation center. We both still sew today. My grandmother was my inspiration. She made my Easter outfit most years & even made my prom dress one year.

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  91. I am a happy follower. I love your inspiration.

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  92. Your quilt is beautiful. My mom taught me how to sew with I was about 11 years old.

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  93. I don't remember being taught... I made doll clothes (and furniture from cardboard) as a young child. When I was in Jr High I had a home-ec class and sewed a skirt. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  94. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  95. Beautiful quilt. All of those triangles!! My great aunt taught me to sew when I was 16.

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  96. My Nana taught me to sew. She always said I could sew before I could walk!!!

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  97. yes I follow you thanks for the chance at a win :)

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  98. My home ec teacher taught me when I was a senior in high school- I was the only student in the class who actually wanted to learn to sew, everyone else was there for cooking, which we never got to do because of a problem with the schedules.

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  99. Ooh, chalk mugs?? I self taught myself a teeny bit in my early twenties (ie two failed outfits) and then started again a few years ago at 38 for garments, and 40 for quilts/crafty projects. I sure wish I'd had somebody teach me though!

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  100. I really like the grey background on this! I learned to sew in 4H as a teenager...then took a several year break until discovered quilting.

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  101. Love your quilt....gray is one of my favorite colors....
    I started to sew in High School I was 16....that was 60 years ago....Yikes
    I started to quilt 25 years ago.....

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  102. I'm a new follower...and am enjoying your blog.....and what a great giveaway....

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  103. I am really getting into this "solids" thing. Your quilt speaks to me in color and the background is marvelous.

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  104. I was too young to remember. But I'm now quilting my first quilt at 36.

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  105. Now following by email.
    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  106. What a beautiful quilt, I love the way the colors play against the dark. :) I started sewing when I was about 7, my mom taught me to do simple embroidery and I made and embroidered little baby kimonas for aunts who were expecting cousins. I have not been a loyal sewer, but have dabbled on and off through the years. :)

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  107. I follow through bloglovin. :)

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  108. My mother taught me to sew, probably when I was about 9 years old. I started out making doll clothes. Thanks.

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  109. I played around a bit with sewing when I was in high school (home ec class) and in my early twenties (attempted sewing some simple garments - disaster!), but only really got serious last year when I took up quilting (I was 45 yrs old) and I bought my first sewing machine. My mother sewed all throughout my childhood but I was never all that interested until now. And now I'm hooked! I'd say the person who taught me quilting were two people who I've never met in real life! They are Leah Day of the Free Motion Quilting Project (also a Craftsy instructor) who let me know that I could quilt on a sewing machine, and Jenny Doan of Missouri Style Quilt Co. whose YouTube videos taught me the basics of cutting, piecing, and sewing together a quilt top. Since then I've taught myself mostly, using online resources, and then recently have taken some quilting classes at Craftsy.com.

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  110. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  111. My mom taught me to sew which I am grateful since I lost her at a young age and I have to give some credit to Home Ec. in school. There was a long period of time that I didn't sew, but I picked it up again in the late 80's and haven't stopped. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. I love your quilt & I was wondering how it got that name? It doesn't seem to fit because the quilt looks perfect. :)
    I was 30 when I learned to sew & my mother introduced me to it.

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  113. I learned in high school some 50 years ago. But I just taught myself to quilt last year. I learn from you wonderful bloggers. I wish I learned earlier because I want to make every quilt I see. Your quilt is lovely!!

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  114. Love the Sunrise colors against the charcoal colors - great job!

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  115. None of my family members sewed but I wanted to make Barbie dolls clothes and taught myself how to hand sew at age 9. My mother eventually dug out a an old black Singer that someone had given her and let me use it. From that point on there was no turning back. I taught myself to quilt at 16 or 17 and still have my first quilt. When I look at it I'm amazed that my stitching is so tiny and the points are so well matched.

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  116. I started sewing when I was eight. I told my mother that I wanted to make her an apron for Mother's Day, so she gave me some fabric and taught me how to make the apron. I have been sewing ever since. I started making quilts on my own with just dressmaking skills. I took my 1st quilt class in about 1980. The teacher's name was Nicole. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  117. Diamonds really are a girl's best friend. Your quilt is stunning. Thank you sew much for hopping...

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  118. I follow by email. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  119. Love your top!!! The giveaway would make a great runner. The grey looks so nice with the sunrise.

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  120. My mom taught me when I was probably 9.....I'm still not that great, though! (I'm 41 now!)

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  121. I was pretty much self taught. My Gran bought me an English Paper Piecing template and I set off on my own at the age of 21. Haven't looked back since.

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  122. I love your quilt. I first learned to sew in Home Ec in the 9th grade, so I as 14. I am pretty much self taught on the quilting. I do have a friend, Linda J. who has helped me so much!

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  123. I am a follower, too! Thanks for the giveaway, Lisa.

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  124. My granmother taught me to embroider first and sew second. As she had lost the use of her right hand from a snake bite, it was all explanation, no hands on. She was a patient and loving teacher. I miss her tremendously. He legacy lives on.

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  125. I love your quilt, sew colorful and artful.
    I first learned to sew in Home Ec class in 7th grade. I made a white blouse and had to model it in the home ec show. This was in 1960!
    I started quilting in 2007, luckily I already knew how to use a machine.

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  126. Your quilt should make it feel sunny in your house. :) I learned to sew from my Mum. I used to make clothes for my Barbies.
    Barb@Witsend

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  127. My mother taught me when I was a young girl. Maybe 9 or 10? Then I took a class when I was in my teens. Didn't start quilting until my 30's though!

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  128. What a beautiful quilt. Nice job! My mom taught me to sew as a young child I remember first doing embroidery by hand, then starting to sew on her machine. I used to sew all my own clothes when up until high school.

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  129. I was six when my granma taught me sewing and crafting and have been thankful for that all these years.

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  130. Those Kona colors are just fabulous! Your quilt makes me smile, too, and it does add some color to the winter months. I learned to sew at least by 8 and probably was doing hand embrooidery before that. Mom was my teacher. I started with doll clothes and then went on to clothes for myself and for my younger siblings. Feed sacks served as my fabric because they were free and money was always short in supply.

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  131. I follow with GFC and Feedly.

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  132. My aunt taught me to sew when I was 11 years old.... We designed my figure skating dresses together.

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  133. I love your quilt design and the colours layout... Stunning!!!
    I follow your blog via Bloglovin'!!

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  134. I learned to sew in Home Ec. class...in 9th grade! loooong time ago now lol

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  135. Am a follower thru Bloglovin :)

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  136. Your skies may be gray,but your quilt more than makes up for it! Great job on a beautiful quilt.

    I learned to sew at 15 in 9th grace Home Ec.

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  137. All the way back in 7th grade (12 years old) in Home Economics class (but didn't learn to quilt until 3 years ago).

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  138. I follow via email…thanks for sharing your pretty quilt :)

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  139. OMG-I love your quilt, it is just awesome!!

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  140. I follow your blog, and I forgot to answer your question in the above comment! I started sewing when I was 7 years old-my wonderful mom taught me.

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  141. Your quilt is just so cheerful and its been rainy, icy and grey for days, so it is fun to see something so bright. Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  142. I am a follower of your blog.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  143. My mother taught me to sew when I was 8.

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  144. My grandmother taught me to sew by hand when I was 5 or 6 and then when I was twelve my aunt taught me how read patterns and sew with a machine.

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  145. I follow you via bloglovin and I love the quilt you created with the Kona Solids.

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  146. Your diamonds look very striking against the grey. I learned to sew when I was elementary school age from watching my mom.

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  147. I was around 4 1/2-5 when I learned to sew on a machine. Prior to that I made doll clothes by hand. An elderly cousin taught me to use her featherweight machine. It was the happiest day of my life!
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  148. I learned hand sewing from my grandmother at age 9. She did not own a machine so everything was sewn by hand. She was a prolific seamstress and quiIter. I made my first apron on a sewing machine with mum at age 12. By age 14 I had to book time with my mum to use her sewing machine as she was complaining that I was always using hers! To get time I had to sew shirts for my dad and brother in addition to my fashions. I was delighted to be given my own machine as a high school graduation gift.

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  149. I learned when I was 50 - I know I'm a late starter. I taught myself with books and wonderful blogs like yours.

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  150. OH gosh, that's a LLLOOOOOOOOOOOOng time ago for me. My Mom taught me on a small scale how to sew, mostly she taught embroidery by hand and minimal crochet. She did teach a little sewing, enough that I could, at the age of 7 create my own Barbie doll clothing. I used the drawings from the back of pattern books back then as they were the perfect size of a Barbie doll. My Mom would get the old books from the fabric store for me to use. After that it wasn't until high school home ec class where I learned more sewing techniques and how to read a pattern.

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  151. I am already a follower of yours via email and on Bloglovin'.

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  152. I love your colorful quilt! The diamonds really pop on that background. I learned to sew in home economics class when I was 13 or 14.

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  153. I follow your delightful blog via bloglovin and email. Thanks again!

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  154. My mother taught me to sew. I love your quilt. So bright and cheery

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  155. I follow by blog lovin and email

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  156. My mom taught me to sew,, I think I was around 10.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  157. I follow by email and bloglovin.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  158. I started learning at about 36 when I took a lesson at the local machine shop.

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  159. My mom showed me how to sew a little bit sometime in my childhood, but I really learned to sew in Home Ec class when I was 13. I think I was 40 or 41 when I first learned to quilt in a class at a new quilt shop that had opened.

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  160. Very lovely quilt, thanks for sharing.

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  161. Exceptional job! Great way to show off the colors.

    ShirleyC
    www.prayersformymom.blogspot.com

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  162. Following on Bloglovin!
    I learned to sew as a child. My mama taught my brother and me to hand sew and hand embroider. He did much better than me on the embroidery. LOL


    ShirleyC
    www.prayersformymom.blogspot.com

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