Thursday, July 30, 2020

Plumberry Is Here!!

Plumberry Is Here!!!

It always seems like such a long, long wait until a new fabric collection finally arrives.  When it's finally here, I want to celebrate!  

Historic reproduction fabrics in shades of purple are few and far between.  It's been a few years now since my first plum collection, Old Plum Calicoes was out, and this one is long overdue!

I can see on social media that Plumberry is also arriving at your local quilt shop, so please....go there and buy a bunch!  They really need your patronage to make up for being closed, and I always encourage you to support your LQS before buying from me.  It's so important!  
There are thirteen purple prints in shades from lavender to eggplant, and seven assorted light prints with plum-colored motifs.  

Even if you wouldn't make yourself an entirely purple color quilt, adding shades of plum to your historic repro quilts is just wonderful.  I love them!  

If your LQS does not carry Plumberry, I have fat quarter bundles and yardage on my website, available now!

Click here to order Plumberry Fat Quarter Bundles.

Click here to shop Plumberry yardage.

To celebrate the arrival of  Plumberry, I'm offering a give-away!  
I have several Plumberry Fat Eighth bundles and my new Nan's Fancy quilt pattern (quilt made with Plumberry, of course) to give away.

Leave a comment on the following question by midnight Saturday.  I'll randomly choose a couple of comments to receive this prize.  

Finish this sentence.....Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is......

In the meantime, everyone....stay safe, keep on stichin because it keeps our sanity!! 
Be well...

111 comments:

  1. choose another UFO from the basted pile!

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  2. I clean the studio to get it ready for another project. Thanks for the chance give away.

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  3. Take lots of pictures! Although I normally take pictures throughout the whole process, it is wonderful to have a picture of the quilt, the quilt design and the binding! Second thing is to clean my sewing room which gets totally ignored while I'm sewing.

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  4. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is show my family and friends and then stare at my quilt with a big smile! Thank you for the chance to have such pretty fabrics!

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  5. Right after i complete a big project the first thing i do is stand back and look at it.

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  6. After I finish a big project, the first thing I do is clean up the scraps. Then I take a week or so off before I jump back in on the next one!
    Sandy A

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  7. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is stand back and admire it for a while!

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  8. Start another one. Usually don't even wait for one to be finished before I start another.

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  9. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, I clean my sewing room!

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  10. Plumberry is just beautiful! I never thought of myself as a purple fan until just recently. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is reward myself with a small project - a mini quilt or table runner - with scraps. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  11. The first thing I do...now that’s hard to say! But I think I keep working on other projects. I’m a terrible one for starting!! I always have lots of projects on the go!!

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  12. The first thing I do is look to see what is next on the list. I determine if I start a new project or finish up something else. It always feels so good finishing up a quilt. The Plumberry bundle is beautiful.

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  13. These new Plumberry fabrics are lovely. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is pinch myself to make sure I really did finish it. I'm not a very prolific quilter so I'm always a bit surprised when I take a project from start to finish.

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  14. I wash the quilt. I’d like to say that I start another quilt but by the time the last quilt is done I’ve already consulted my inner squirrel and probably have a minimum of 2 other projects started. Lol!

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  15. The first thing I do after I finish a really big project is start a new one!

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  16. I have my husband help me take a picture of it.

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  17. Right after I complete a project, I photograph it and post it on my blog!

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  18. The first thing I do after finishing a quilt is try to take pictures with my animals on it :-) Then I look for another project if I haven't started one already. The Plumberry line is so beautiful!

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  19. Share it with my quilting friends!!! They have often seen parts of it or given much needed advice/support when I get stumped, or things simply don't seem to go together as expected. They are my inspiration and I would be LOST without them!!!!

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  20. Plumberry is gorgeous! I'll check with the LQS that carries repros after I get back from the beach. And to answer your question: Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is make a baby or doll quilt from the scraps.

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  21. Think about the quilt design/s I want to do. This is the hardest part of all for me.
    russhill@beecreek.net

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  22. As I’m putting the final stitches in the last project, I’m already thinking what will be the next quilt brought to the forefront. I evidently love starting quilts and I do like to have several quilts underway to give me a variety to work on. But to answer your question, before I move on to the next project I put away scraps and clean up my quilt room.

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  23. First post never gets picked but here I go. After I complete a big project I leave my sewing area for a couple of days and goof off then I go in and clean up. Goofing off can be taken as looking st eye candy and thinking about another project be it cross stitch or quilting.

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  24. After I finish a really big quilt project, the 1st thing I do is start planning my next project.
    Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  25. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is work on a UFO or a small project for a quick finish. Also if I am finishing a big project that means that I have been quilting for a long time, so I will do some applique to do something different for a while.

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  26. I grab my phone and take a picture to share with with quilting friends! We are always proud of each other’s accomplishments.
    Leann Weatherly

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  27. As I’m putting the final stitches in my binding, I’m already thinking which quilt will be coming to the forefront to be finished. Evidently I like starting quilts as I have many that can be moved up to be finished. But to answer your question, when one project is finished I put away leftover scraps and cleanup the sewing room.

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  28. Oh, Pam!! Plumberry is to totally die for!!! I love red, but this is delicious and will make a beautiful quilt.
    The first thing I do after making and finishing a big quilt is clean up the mess so I can begin another quilt! Of course, I make about thirty trips past the bed to admire the finished quilt. Congratulations on Plumberry release!!

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  29. First thing I do is a little cleanup and then I play with a no-stress project. I have a fun string quilt that I love to pull out and just sew away on!

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  30. Breathe deeply, and move on to the next project.

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  31. ...start a small project. I wish I could say that the first thing I do is go pick up a UFO, but that’s probably not true. 🙄. I love Plumberry and I can’t wait to see it in person!

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  32. ...start a small project. I wish I could say that the first thing I do is go pick up a UFO, but that’s probably not true. 🙄. I love Plumberry and I can’t wait to see it in person!

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  33. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is think about what I'm going to work on next.

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  34. .Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is. sit back and smile. What a good feeling it is! I rarely keep a quilt for myself so I enjoy it in the minute before passing it on.

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  35. The 1st think I do after I complete a big quilt project is clean up my room so I can start something else.

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  36. Right after I complete a really big quilt project the first thing I do is...clean up the house, make a really nice dinner and then pick the next quilt project that is hanging in my sewing room closet. I keep them numbered as to which one goes into the hoop next. I really love the hand quilting part and can't wait to have the next one ready to go.

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  37. Enjoy it for a bit but preparing to start the next project. Love Plumberry!

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  38. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is take stock of the fabrics I have left, organize them and shop for fabrics to fill in the colors that have been used! Love your new Plumberry line! Jan in MA

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  39. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is...put it on my bed to admire and sleep under that night.

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  40. I do some binding. I always have a stack of quilts waiting for binding and labels. Thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful purple fabrics. They will play nicely in my collection ;)
    Karen Wood
    karengwood09@gmail.com

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  41. Pam, this collection is just gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win some.
    ---wonder what I am going to do next.

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  42. The first thing I do is wash the quilt so it gets all crinkly. You’ve hit it over the top with your Plumberry collection, it’s a beautiful combination. I love the designs on the fabric but, most of all I LOVE all the purples. WOW!

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  43. look for what I want to do next !!!!

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  44. What a wonderful collection! The first thing I do after finishing a big project is to put the scraps away, celebrate a little and then start something new. While working on my big project I’m thinking about the next project and the fabrics I'll need.

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  45. Oh, Plumberry is just delicious!
    After a big project? I clean my sewing room.😇
    And then, on to the next project, of course!

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  46. First thing I try to do is take a picture of it completed, then I wash and dry the quilt and snuggle up in it. So excited Plumberry is out, I'm going to be at my LQS tomorrow and I'll ask them if they have it yet or when they expect it they carry a good selection of reproductions! Plus I pre-ordered your kit (insert huge smile here) purple is my favorite color (all shades)

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  47. I photograph it, then I'd show it off at my local quilt guild!I love Civil War reproduction fabrics. I also have several history books about Civil War quilts

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  48. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is...... clean up!! I am a bit messy when deep into a project and need to spend some time dealing with the scraps and disorder before I can start another. ;) Plumberry is gorgeous!!

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  49. ..Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is......start working on the one in my head that I've been planning since I started the first one!

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  50. Look forward to what project I will do next! I love your new fabric line! Of course purple is my favorite color. :-) Thanks for sharing with us. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  51. I can’t tell you how much I love this Plumberry collection!!! Right after I complete a really big quilt project (which have indeed contained a cheddar/plum combo) the first thing I do is......take oodles of pictures and send them out to all my quilty sisters!

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  52. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is take photos of it!

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  53. I take pictures and share them with friends! Happy Dance! This is a beautiful line! Thank you !

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  54. I clean my sewing room so I can start a new project, and take a photo to document the quilt in my scrapbook. To be honest, I usually have the next project in mind while completing a project...I’m a bit of a squirrel that way. Then of course, reading your blog and seeing you were coming out with this line the excitement has been building. So hard to find good purples and I absolutely adore this line.

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  55. Right after I complete a big quilt project, the first thing I do is a few small projects to feel like I'm doing more....small gratifications. It could be cross stitch, embroidery, a doll blanket, ornaments, or a mini quilt. It always feels good to have the little things accomplished too.

    I love Plumberry and thanks for the opportunity of your giveaway. Recently I did a table runner with shades of purple and olive fabrics and I was told that it was lovely and we need more purple in quilting. I agree and thankfully you do too! Best wishes....Bobbie Z.

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  56. ...start another one right away. Those purples are just gorgeous!

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  57. I take photos giddy the entire time. BUT, the FIRST quilt I ever hand-quilted and was finished, I laid out nice and neat excited to look at the accomplishment, and my little daughter walked by and threw up ON IT before I had a chance to look! It washed up fine, but everytime I lay a quilt to look, I remember that moment! I LOVE the plum!!! Oh, my heart!

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  58. ...start work on one of the other 4 projects in process! Your fabric line is just beautiful! Fingers crossed!

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  59. I tend to have several quilts kitted up waiting their turn to be sewn. Once I finish a quilt I quick clean my work space and machine and start on the next project. Piecing is my favorite part so pushing through to finish a project is the hard part. Your new fabrics are gorgeous! Reproduction purples are pretty rare these days. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  60. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is.....start a new one! I’m always thinking ahead to the next quilt I want to make. Although I do like to cleanup my quilting room for a fresh new start in between projects. I love your fabrics and quilts! Thank you for the opportunity to possibly own this beautiful new line!

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  61. The first thing I do after I complete a really big quilt project is spread the quilt out over the end of my sofa then sit back and stare at it. Take a few pictures, stare some more. Sometimes rearrange it a little and stare some more. Rejoice it's done!
    I love your new line. Purple is one of my favorite colors and always has been.

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  62. The first thing I do after I finish a big quilt project is celebrate! I show it off to my friends and fellow quilters. I LOVE your gorgeous plum fabrics!

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  63. The first thing I do, is lay it on my bed to see it as a whole. Then run to the post office to get it to the longarm quilter! Thanks for your beautiful designs and fabric. You remain my all-time favorite fabric designer! Pam in NC

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  64. Your Plumberry line is beautiful! A friend inspired me to break out of my comfort zone and use purple. I love how it adds something special to my scrappy quilts. After I finish a large quilt project, I start another then fill in with many smaller projects.

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  65. First thing is tidy up the sewing room and get started on the next quilting project! As the binding is going on one project, I am planning the next!

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  66. The first thing I do cutnthe scraps into usable sizes for smaller projects to.give as gifts

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  67. Sit back and admire it! 🙃

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  68. take pictures! Then, I share the pictures with family and friends, and then ~ wait for it! Surprise! I start working on the next one, which is probably already halfway pieced, and features a different palette.

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  69. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is......I take a deep breathe and select the next big quilt project to start. Sewing is my therapy of life.

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  70. Clean up and reorganize my sewing space to get ready to attack my next project!!!
    k2sews@hotmail.com

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  71. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is pick up the scraps and breathe a sigh of relief.

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  72. Hmmm, I guess I usually "take photos and then give it away." Most of my big projects are intended for someone. But the big one I am currently binding is for me and for this one I would finish the sentence with "find a place to display and enjoy it--probably our bed."
    Absolutely loving Plumberry!! Cannot wait--hope VDG gets it in soon!

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  73. Cut all the scraps down into usable strips for a scrap quilt and pull out another project to work on.

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  74. I start another one. :) Love the purple fabrics!

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  75. look toward starting the next quilt!

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  76. ....look towards starting the next quilt!

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  77. I just love these colors! After I finish a big project, I contemplate working on some smaller projects that can be done in an afternoon or weekend. Something less daunting. Maybe some wool applique pincushion. I just love these plum colors! Amazing!

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  78. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is......

    I look through all of my UFO's and try to pick one to work on and try to finish.

    HUGS... and stitches

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  79. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is......
    I Lovingly wash and dry it bringing out the wonderful texture of the fabric and quilting then I photograph it! 💜

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  80. I wash and dry the quilt, bringing out the wonderful texture of fabrics and hand quilting 💜

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  81. The first thing I do is clean up the mess in my quilt room! Somehow is always looks like the Tasmanian Devil took a spin through there.

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  82. I Make myself go back and finish one of my UFOs! While possibly sticking my fingers into my fabric stash to pull fabric for another quilt...hence multiple UFOs🤪 RB

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  83. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is take a picture:))

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  84. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is take a picture:))

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  85. ....take a photograph of it because at least one of my three grown daughters asks for each finished project. I rarely get to keep one for myself but I figure they'll get them anyway eventually. :)

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  86. The first thing I do is wash the quilt, so it’s all crinkly. I LOVE a crinkly warm quilt. Congratulations on your newest fabric collection it’s beautiful! Purple is my favorite color, has been for as long as I can remember.

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  87. ...the first thing I do is show my husband, hoping he will say,"That looks great!"

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  88. I wash and dry it then enjoy the
    wonderful texture of the fabric and hand quilting!! 💜

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  89. Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is something completely different. Like a small quilt of a different style with different era of fabrics. Or maybe do some counted cross stitch. Or work on a UFO that hasn't totally kept my interest.

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  90. Put everything away so I can start a new project or two or three!

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  91. I sometimes already know how I want it quilted , so off it goes to the long armer. If it's not too big a quilt I would much rather hand quilt it. I love your new Plumberry line Pam, it's so much fun placing some plums into my small quilts to help give it that vintage feel that I love!!

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  92. Breathe a sigh of relief! Then start planning my next project!

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  93. Right after I finish a big quilt, I sit back and admire it with a big grin on my face and a sense of satisfaction in my heart! Then I push on to the next of the many projects in progress.

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  94. I work on a little quilt to take a break from the big ones! Love your new Plumberry line. So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win a bundle.

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  95. Plumberry is perfect! I love purples and never seem to find very many. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  96. Right after I finish a really big project, I usually take a big breath and start in on something smaller like a quick lap quilt. Love this Plumberry line!!!

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  97. I’m not sure if it’s me but, I’ve commented 3 times on this post. Each time my post doesn’t show, I’m not sure why? It also looks like no one else have commented either, which I think is strange. The first thing I do is wash my quilt so is all crinkly. I LOVE your new fabric line, purple is my all time favorite color.

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    1. Hi Tpott
      It wasn't just you I had the same trouble too and duplicate postings as well. I kept getting kicked and saying it wasn't connecting.

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  98. Jump for joy! Then start a new project!

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  99. The first thing I do is look to the next quilt project, I am always eager to begin another. It's such a blessing to enjoy something so much. Thanks for this opportunity, love love these fabrics.

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  100. Right after I finish a project I post on facebook..lol and then get the backing ready...

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  101. Hi Tpott
    I had the same trouble. You will probably get this reply 3x's too. :/ I'm glad to see the comments came through though. Best of luck in getting drawn

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  102. When I get done with sewing my bindings down by hand, I lay the quilt out to admire it. Next it goes in the washer and dryer to get all soft and crinkled. I love the purples in this bundle!

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