August 7, 2017

Rock Solid Giveaway!


[Giveaway Closed!]


Have you seen the book Rock Solid - 13 Stunning Quilts Made with Kona Cottons? Karen Burns from Martingale compiled an astonishing selection of modern quilts made with Kona solids by Robert Kaufman to inspire quilters who already work with solids, and entice those who don't to start picking colors.

The designers pulled out all the stops to create masterpieces which we, thanks to detailed instructions and an abundance of diagrams, can replicate easily. The palettes chosen ran the gamut between a two-color to an over-20 color design, from the soothing to the festive, from the pastel to the bright: everyone will be pleased! As for me, I need to make more room for fabric elsewhere in my house because my studio is brimming with them.

Here are my favorite designs from the book:

All photographs by Brent Kane for Martingale. Used with permission.
This is Spectrum by Julie Herman. The easy blocks are perfect to emphasize her color placement. I love its simplicity and liveness.

Next is Solomon Stars by Anita Grossman Solomon. It reminds me so much of Anita's cheerful and colorful personality. Like her on the stage, the stars on her quilt move on an undulating path inviting us to follow along, and keeping our attention!

The colors in A New Day by Megan Pitz remind me of the sky of early mornings. Nope, these are not stripped Kona fabrics!

8-Bit by Janice Zeller Ryan is interesting at so many levels: the center blocks pop out from the soft colors of the surrounding blocks, the on-point effect created by the careful color placement of patches, and all her color choices... I can't take my eyes off of it!

Now that I gave you a taste of what's in this gorgeous book, let's move on to the giveaway. One lucky person will win:

One copy of the book Rock Solid offered by Martingale (hard-copy if you reside
in the US or Canada, eVersion if you reside elsewhere), and


Two fat quarter bundles of Kona Colors offered by Fat Quarter Shop!

Here are the rules:

- Leave me a comment to let me know your favorite color and that you are following this blog;
- For additional entries: follow Pieced Brain on Facebook and Instagram.

That's it! All entries will be checked (yep, lots of work) and will count toward your chance to win. The winner will be announced on Friday, August 11.

Isn't this a fantastic way to start the week?

Happy Monday,



173 comments:

  1. My favourite colour is purple. I follow your blog. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  2. A New Day is a gorgeous pattern! I have made only one all-solids quilt and it really inspired me to make more...this book looks like it would give me plenty of ideas! I am a long-time purple lover, especially the medium shades. I follow your blog on Bloglovin, Denise!

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  3. I am a follower of yours on IG, too! _duchick_

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  4. Favorite color is all shades of blue and I follow you on Bloglovin

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  6. My favorite color is blue. I always have something of this color. I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  7. I follow you on pinterest, facebook, and instagram.

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  8. My favorite color is Teal.
    monica(at)icanquilt2(dot)com

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  9. I can't ever pick a favorite color as it depends on so many things and I love all the colors--so I usually say I like all the colors--rainbow!

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  10. I follow this blog on bloglovin.
    monica(at)icanquilt2(dot)com

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  11. I follow you on Instagram and Pinterest
    monica(at)icanquilt2(dot)com

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  12. Reviewing my stash, I have to say my favourite colour is blue. Thanks so much for sharing. I am an email follower.

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  13. What a fun giveaway! My favorite color(s) are anything in the blue/green spectrum. I follow you via email and was happy to get your email this morning :)

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  14. Denise, I'm a new follower on IG.

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  15. My favorite colour is teal blue. I get your emails and am very glad that I do!

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  16. My favorite color is a soft ocean blue/green. Just such a peaceful color in the chaos of life... Thanks for the giveaway. I follow you through bloglovin and email.

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  17. I follow you everywhere! Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!

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  18. Favorite color is an aqua blue-green. I follow by email.

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  19. My favorite Kona color is chartreuse. I am following on bloglovin. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  20. I love color combinations like mint and coral, but for quilts, I really like a mixture. It's just fun to play with colors.

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  21. My favorite color is aqua.
    And I follow the blog.
    :)

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  22. Can't wait to see the book!
    I love Kona "Capri" for a single color but of course "Pool Party" fats as well! The NY collection looks yummy! TIA!

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  24. I love the quilts you highlighted from the book!! At the moment my favourite colour is Aqua!!!

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  25. My favorite color is red. I follow your blog via email. I love all of these quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. I also follow you on Instagram as ceciliaquilts.

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  27. My favorite color is aqua. I follow your blog via email.

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  28. I follow you on instagram (hildyebertzeder).

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  29. I like purples right now:) I follow by email:)

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  30. I follow you on Instagram and now also on FB:)

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  31. Oh yes, I follow you here. I use lots of Kona, it's my go to solid. I just sashed a quilt in a medium gray and dark gold. I love, love it. But I always buy another blue. So I'd have to say blues are my favorites. Thanks.

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  32. My favourite colour is green. I follow on Blogger/Bloglovin.

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  33. I follow on Instagram, I'm naehtante_quilts

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  34. I also follow on Facebook, you'll find me with the same email address as on Blogger/ Google

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  35. I like all shades of blue. Teal is a favourite lately.

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  36. I love Aqua! I follow your blog by email.
    jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  37. My favorite color is blue, and I follow this blog. thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I follow you on instagram and FB.

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  39. My current favorite color seems to be pink. I am so attracted to it right now. I get your email newsletters, but have just signed up to follow on bloglovin' as well.

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  40. I love turquoise and I follow you

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  41. My favorite color is pink. I follow your blog. Thanks for your Blog+this Giveaway!!! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  42. My fav color has always been blue....loving that Solomon Stars quilt - I need to make that one! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I get your posts in my inbox!
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. My favorite color is red. I follow your blog.

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  44. Red. And green. And brown. And.... I don't use solids very often but the quilts in this post are so enticing. I follow on both feedly and by email. Thanks for telling us about the book and for offering these great fabrics and the book.

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  45. FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  46. FOLLOW ON FB
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  47. My favorite color is purple. I follow your blog. Great give away, thanks for the chance.

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  48. Vongratulations!!
    All shades of blues and greens.
    I do follow your blog.Thanks

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  49. My favorite color TODAY is orange! I can't get enough of it! I follow by email.

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  50. Yes! This is a wonderful way to start the week! I love working with yellow. I am a follower of your blog and enjoy every post! Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  51. I follow on Instagram. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. I follow you on Instagram. Thanks for the giveaway. Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  53. Great giveaway, Thanks!! My favorite color is Blue, and I follow your Blog.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  54. I follow you by email. My favorite color is red.

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  55. I follow in IG _bosissy
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  56. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netAugust 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM

    I follow by email

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  57. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netAugust 7, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    It might be easier to say what I don't like, but I guess I will say red.

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  58. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netAugust 7, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    I follow you on Facebook.

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  59. My favorite colour is white for the background of all others. It is such a workhorse.

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  60. What a fun looking book and lovely fabrics!! My favorite color is green. I follow your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  61. I follow your blog and I can't pick one color even though I tend more toward earth tones. I really liked all off the colors in Solomon's stars. All of the fabrics are luscious.

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  62. Hi, I follow your blog via email to my Gmail account. Favorite colors anything in the yellow/orange/bronze shades.

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  63. I follow your blog by email and enjoy reading it. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice quilting book and solids. I have not worked much with solids . My favorite color of this line is the aqua pair but I also love the color purple.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  64. I'm a purple-lover follower by email!

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  65. I love any shade of blue or green and especially when they're mixed. I follow your blog via Bloglovin and on Instagram (I'm user sckett)

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  66. I love the look of this book! My fav color is navy blue! I am also a follower!

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  67. My favorite color varies, but is green just now. I follow you on Bloglovin'. Greetings from Turid in Norway.

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  68. My favorite color is green! I follow your blog through InoReader.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  69. Hi Denise, I follow on Bloglovin. My favorite color is blue! Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  70. I love red!,, thanks Denise....I follow you via GFC

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  71. My favourite colour is red - all shades of red. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  72. I follow you on Facebook
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  73. My favorite color is black. I use it in a lot of my quilts to make the other colors pop. I follow via email. thanks!

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  74. Hi, I'm a follower through Bloglovin. I enjoy every post! My favorite color is a deep purple. I just subscribed to your YouTube channel, I'm just starting to look around. Thanks for the heads up that you have a new channel. Sorry, I'm not on Instagram or Facebook. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  75. I love pink and purple and follow you through email. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  76. Follow via bloglovin. Love the sea blues

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  77. I follow via bloglovin. My favorite color (at the moment) is turquoise.

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  78. I'm following on Bloglovin'. My favourite colour is teal blue.

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  79. I'm all about greens! I follow you via email notification.

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  80. I love the color blue any hue. What a lovely write up.

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  81. I am a new follower on Instagram.

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  82. Looove Blues! I am a Follower thru Email, Bloglovin & Pinterst (I don't do any of the FB, etc stuff...)

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  83. Hands down - my favorite color is blue. My ex-husband used to tell me that if I didn't go shopping with me all my clothes would be blue and sailor style.

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  84. I follow you through email. Thank you for the review. I love Kona Solids.

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  85. I love blues, but love greens too. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  86. My favorite color is yellow and I follow you on Instagram and I'm checking out your blog next. mmboss2007@yahoo

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  87. My favorite color is Teal and I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  88. My favorite color is blue. I follow your blog which is how I learned about this wonderful giveaway.

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  89. My new favorite color is aqua, which pairs perfectly with blue/green families. I found the giveaway by following your blog.

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  90. Olá!!!!Gosto de azul e agora namorando o tal verde tífany rsrsrsrsBeijos

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  91. Following with GFC. I like all greens.

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  92. Can I like all the colors because I like all color. Just one OK blue.

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  93. I love all colors but one of my most favorite color combos is black and white. I have lots of this color combo in my wardrobe.

    I follow your blog via Bloglovin and by email.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  94. Well, I don't live in the States or Canada and my favorite colors are blue and brown ... and though I have never been a fan of pink. that Peaches 'n' cream combination is lovely.
    Have fun sorting through your comments!

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  95. My fave color is bright mango-y pumpkin :-) I also follow you on IG

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  96. I often wear black but my favorite color is blue. I love using an indigo blue in quilts. I follow with Feedly.

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  97. My favorite color is blue, & I follow your blog.

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  98. Wonderful book-great giveaway! Turquoise is my fave-any shade or hue! Thank you, Susan

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  99. I follow you on Facebook! Thank you, Susan

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  100. I follow you in Instagram! Thank you, Susan

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  101. My favorite Kona color is snow. I follow this blog using Bloglovin and I follow on FB and Instagram.

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  102. My favorite color is green. I follow your blog via email.

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  103. Kona has such beautiful colors!! Think my favorite ones are green

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  104. My challenge this year is modern and solids!

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  105. My challenge this year is modern and solids...Charyl Sieler @charyland allen I love orange

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  106. My favorite color is yellow. I follow your blog by email.

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  107. My favorite color is blue - any and all shades. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  108. I follow you on Bloglovin - user delliott1000. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  109. My favourite colour is blue! I follow you on Bloglovin' and by email.

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  110. I also follow you on Instagram! :-)

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  111. I love greens! And follow uou on Bloglovin

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  112. My favorite color is blue, and I follow you on Blogolovin. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  113. I also follow you on Instagram. Thanks again for all that you share.

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  114. Hello thanks for the giveaway. I love red. I follow you on IG

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  115. I also started following your blog

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  116. My colors are blue...especially Kona storm!! Thank you!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  117. I follow you on Bloglovin'. My favorite color changes depending on the time of day, but for now I will pick purple.

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  118. I follow you on email. My favourite colour would be peach

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  119. Looks like a great book. I follow via Bloglovin and my favorite color is green.

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  120. I like orange. I follow on Bloglovin and IG. Thanks.

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  121. I follow you on Instagram and Bloglovin.

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  122. Follow you on Bloglovin! I love nice buttery yellows, but they are so hard to find!

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  123. I also follow on IG (@sarahbjasinski)

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  124. Green is my favorite color. This looks like a great book. I really like working with koan solids!

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  125. I love green! I follow your blog!

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  126. Hi Denise,
    What a thoughtful review! What is your favorite color? -Anita

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  127. My favorite color is green. I just started following you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  128. I'm following you on IG! Thanks again!

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  129. HI Denise! Love all those quilts! My fav color is purple....followed by lime green! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. Fave color is teal
    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  131. WoW! What beautiful quilts and fabrics. Would love to make one myself ;-D I love the color purple.

    Thanks for a chance to win a super giveaway!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

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  132. I'm a follower on IG as @usairdoll

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

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  133. Im a follower on FB.

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

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  134. My favourite colour is blue, and I follow you on this blog on Bloglovin!

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  135. I love all blue-greenish shades. I follow you via bloglovin.

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  136. My favorite color is pink and I follow this blog by email. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net Cynthia Knapp

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  137. I am a purple lover. Love your blog and am a new facebook follower.

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  138. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netAugust 10, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    I follow your blog.

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  139. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netAugust 10, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    I love them all, well, almost all:) I guess I will say purple although I don't think I have used it in a quilt yet.

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  140. Fall colors! Purples, oranges, browns. I follow you through bloglovin.

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  141. I follow you by newsletter and feedly.

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  142. I follow your blog through email. Happy Friday!

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  143. My favourite colour to sew with is aqua/teal.

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