Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Succulents! Potting Station Quilt and Giveaway x2

Do you know my friend Heather? Of course you do, she's Crimson Tate!

Photo courtesy Eric Lubrick
I met Heather a few years ago, shortly after she moved back to Indianapolis and opened Crimson Tate. Heather was looking for local quilters to loan finished quilts to the store for display for a few months. I dropped one off, left it there a few months, and popped in on black Friday to pick it up. "hey," she said, "people really like your quilt. so, how about you write a pattern and teach a class, okay?" Umm. Yes?

In the years since then, Heather has been a terrific friend and a huge (huge) supporter of my creative endeavors. So when Succulents happened and she asked if I'd like to design a quilt, I jumped at the chance to reciprocate the support! No "umm" this time, just "yes." 

Meet Potting Station. 
Photo courtesy Eric Lubrick
In a former creative life, "I threw," which translates roughly from hipster to English as "I made pottery on the wheel." I think that's what attracted me to the McCoy-inspired prints. Keeping with the mid-seventies feeling/reality of those famous pots that inspired this print, I chose to use the sand, terracotta and moss colors and went for a simple-looking half-rectangle design to showcase just those few prints. 

Simple? Simple-looking? Half rectangles aren't hard, per say, but they're not as easy-going as half square triangles. I am decidedly a "process" person, and I found this tutorial by Latifah Saafir on the MQG website to be clear and precise. 

If you'd like to make this quilt yourself, please read Latifah's tutorial from start to finish before following the instructions at the very bottom for "Directions for Opposite HRT." If you're new to HRTs, I strongly encourage you to make a few practice blocks before you cut into the good stuff.

For my quilt, I had just under 2/3 yard of the three Succulents prints and another 2/3 yard of a white(ish) on white(ish) print from Carrie Bloomston's Paint collection. From each print, I cut three 6.5" strips x WOF and then subcut each of the strips into four 9-1/2" rectangles. This gave me 12 rectangles of each print. 

I paired the terracotta and sand Scandia prints together and paired the moss and Paint prints together and set to work. For this process (see, I MUST talk about the process) I found that it worked well to do 6 rectangles of one color set from start to finish before making a 6-pack of the other color set. This way, I kept my work organized and my sanity in line. Also, do not skimp on pressing with steam and a bit of spray starch. Your points will thank you.


Go forth. 

When the top was done and pressed to within an inch of its life, I flung it over to Melissa Averinos for longarm quilting. We collaborated a bit on the design. I knew I wanted contrasting designs that crosscut each of the HRTs, and Melissa came up with this amazing pattern. **asks forgiveness for crap nighttime iPhone pic of quilting brilliance**


Melissa and Heather caught up at Quilt Con, and Heather caught this pic of Melissa in the booth.
Photo Courtesy Heather Givans
Quilt complete, I also whipped up a few Succulents pincushion cuffs using a few studio scraps from the store. 
Photo courtesy Eric Lubrick
If you'd like to see the other inspired Succulents goodies, be sure to follow along with the tour taking place this week and next. 

BUT WAIT. There's more. A giveaway! Leave a comment (UPDATE: Comments are now closed!) on this post for a chance to win one of two prizes. The good folks at Windham Fabrics will send a fat quarter bundle of the entire Succulents range to a lucky commenter for each post at the end of the tour, so be sure to follow along and leave a note on each post for 14 chances to win. For this post, I'll also pick a winner at random after the tour wraps up (someone remind me. pregnesia in full swing.) to receive a Succulents pincushion cuff. To enter both giveaways, just leave a comment that...ahem...begins with one of the following starters: 

A) My favorite thing to grow is... 

B) There once was a quilter named Heather... 

C) I have this HILARIOUS pregnancy story...

A, because it's easy. B, because who doesn't like a limerick in March? And C because I'm heading into my third trimester and need to hear some happy/funny stories.  

Photo courtesy Eric Lubrick
Now for the tour! To use Heather's words exactly, here’s the rockstar line-up. Even if a date has passed, stop by each post during the tour and leave a comment to enter the FQ bundle giveaway:
March 15: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography and Oar to Oar
March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts 
March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare (you are here)
March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio, blogging at Crimson Tate 
March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate 
March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn
March 22: Brooke Starnes of my general admiration, blogging at Crimson Tate
March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts
March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids,blogging at Crimson Tate
March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools 
March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts 
March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio 
March 28: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate 
Thanks for stopping by! I'll leave you with this gratuitous photo that I love for many reasons, not least of which is master photographer Eric's dog, Huck, chillin' in the background. And also that wood slice table. 

xo

Photo courtesy Eric Lubrick



170 comments:

  1. OMG!! I love you Lindsay Lefevere. I'm going for option D) How deep is your love for LL? VERY. Thank you.

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    1. My favorite thing to grow is two kids named Tom and Jordan who are now grown and doing full-time ministry in Indonesia. While raising them I also had a children's sewing school. Alas neither of them sew, but I'm not complaining.

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  2. Omg I love the pin cushion Cuffs:) Succulents collection is now my all time new favorite..
    There once was a quilter named Heather
    Whom was never under the weather
    Her sewing machine is a tether
    Keeping her out of crappy weather

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  3. My favorite thing to grow is fabric.....I weed it out and sew it up but it just keeps growing on me reds,blues pinks,greens..........omg don't get me started on them darn greens they are growing faster than i can sew them.........happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  4. There once was a quilter named Heather
    She embarked on a creative endeavor.
    Windham Fabrics ' new line
    Came just in time
    For us to all quilt together.

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  5. Did my first comment not save? Sad! I typed it all on my phone... I'm not very good at growing plants, but my favorite thing to grow is probably my fabric stash or finished projects. :) Also, I'd love to crack you up with pregnancy stories, but I think most of the real funny stuff came after 3 or 6 months old! Back to sleeping somewhat normally and the baby develops a bit of a personality, but still manages to control your life as a tiny person. :)

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  6. My favorite thing to grow are orchids. I am a terrible indoor plant owner. I forget to water things all the time. That is why orchids are perfect for me. Turns out you only need to water them every 7 to 15 days. Now that is my kind of plant!

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  7. There once was a quilter named Heather... she could teach and was oh so clever
    She taught me to quilt, and immediately a room of fabric I built...
    Now I spend my days sewing, so naturally I must really get going!

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  8. My favorite thing to grow is green beans. And, because I heart you and the stuff you create, my hilarious pregnancy story is that I was 5 months along before we found out. 😳😃

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    1. i love that story, Cricket! I'd forgotten. xoxo

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  9. My favorite thing to grow is... children, I have 6 of them. I'm not very good at growing anything else, no green thumb here! Love your quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to join in the fun and best wishes with the end of your pregnancy... so much fun to look forward to.

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  10. My favorite thing to grow... would be my fabric stash. Thank you for the lovely photos. They just add to my inspiration. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. My favorite thing to grow is sticks because they don't die. And that is why. When your child reading over your shoulder says it's terrible--he's probably right. I love your cuffs!

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  12. There once was a quilter named Heather
    Someday we may sew together
    She's got a sweet shop
    On my list, it's on top
    Her new fabric is better than the weather!!!
    :)

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  13. My favorite thing to grow is my money, which in turn can grow my fabric stash, yarn collection, quilting thing a ma bobs and any other craft project. So I grow my money to grow my creativity to grow in life.

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  14. My favourite thing to grow is veggies. As a side note, my daughter in law is putting succulents in her wedding bouquet this Saturday!!

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  15. I'm finally getting to grow veggies this spring! I live in an appartment but we got ourselves a portable raised bed for our balcony. o I'd say that I'll move from my current favourites (herbs) to the new favourites: leeks! lettuce! beans!

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  16. My favorite thing to grow is veggies. We have a large garden and there's nothing like fresh veggies from it.. can't wait!

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  17. My favorite thing to grow is dust bunnies. I have a thriving crop under my bed and sofa...because I prefer to sew rather than have my home spotless. Or I'm lazy and have two animals. Or something.

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  18. I have no good pregnancy and birth stories to share - all the good ones I have totes come from book club, and you're already there to hear those :) My favorite things to grow are kale and black-eyed Susans. Kale because it's a total survivor vegetable and I eat a ton of it. Black-eyed Susans because they are total survivor flowers - they grow and bloom through heat, rain, draught - and large dog foot traffic in my yard - and manage to still look happy. My Mom, Aunt Effie and Mamaw were all major gardeners and grew black-eyed Susans. I have fond memories from a very early age of seeing them cut and in vases in all three houses.

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  19. C) pregnancy story. A few days past my due date I started getting sick (ok so that's not funny). But rather than call the doctor or stay in bed I proceeded to think I should clean the furnace closet I removed everything including two very large doors and the filters and assorted basket of junk. I clean everything taking things outside to dry. Get sick maybe the 5th time then decide maybe I should call the doctor and my husband. Long story short I was actually in labor and dehydrated and about 30 hours later we had Jones. That is all.

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    1. hysterical (except for the harfing, of course), Katie! I'll remember this if I decide June 27 is the perfect day to empty the storage room the basement or some other nonsense :)

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  20. My favorite thing to grow is something that isn't high maintenance, because I like my plants to have some chance of survival. I am much better at quilting than gardening, I'm afraid.

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  21. I love how the quilting on your HST quilt takes it to a whole new level. Beautiful job!
    I have a yard full of flower beds and unfortunately they have more weeds than anything else. These days, I'd much rather stay indoors quilting than outside doing yard work! My bad!

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  22. Favorite thing to grow is aloe; I get free starts from my mom. 3rd trimester with baby#2 who weighed in at nearly 10 pounds (in my small short-waisted frame), a guy in an elevator stared and stared at my torpedo-tummy and finally asked, "How many are in there?"....just one, thanks-for-making-me-feel-huge.

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    1. I'm short-waisted, too. Will be nice to be able to breathe again once the baby's here. Oh, and not have hearburn 24/7!

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  23. My favorite thing to grow is my Norfolk pine. Simply because I've managed to keep it alive for about five years, I believe! I do NOT have a green thumb, but this tree has been our Christmas tree for that long! Now I hope I haven't jinxed myself by bragging . . .
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful collection.

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  24. I'm not much for growing things, so I guess my favorite thing to grow is moss! I have a bumper crop in my front yard, lol.

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  25. My favorite thing to grow is anything edible- hey if I'm spending the time to care for it it better be more than just a pretty face! Hilarious pregnancy story- I began having contractions with my second at about 11:30 pm while I was trying to sleep. My hubby gets up with our 2 year old about 12:30am and I let him know I think I'm in labor his response: "Check it our Cody (our 85 pound dog who shares our bed in the winter- yes, cozy) has some bad static electricity" then he's back to sleep. WHAT!? I woke him again at 1:30 and we headed to the hospital and Henry was born about 20 minutes after I walked in the door (yeah- that was a close one!). Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  26. My favorite thing to grow has to be roses! I love your simple quilt design and use of the fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!
    marilynrobin at gmail.com

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  27. My favorite thing to grow are herbs!

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  28. HELLO, my favorite things to grow are Roses!
    Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  29. My favorite thing to grow is my fabric stash....added to it today at Crimson Tate!

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  30. My favorite thing to grow is anything that won't die before I get to eat it.

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  31. My favorite thing to grow in marigolds, because they expand so much. I used to have some succulents in my garden, but unfortunately, they eventually died off. (I also like to grow my fabric and craft stash)

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  32. My favorite things to watch grow were my 2 boys who have now turned into incredible young men. I am a proud momma:)

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  33. A) My favorite thing to grow is... any perennial. they just keep coming back each year with little maintenance.

    B) There once was a quilter named Heather... that designed fabric and had a really cool fabric shop. I just wished it was in my city. lol

    C) I have this HILARIOUS pregnancy story. I don't have kids. So there is nothing for me to share. Best of luck with yours.

    Dianne

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  34. I would like to tell you a funny pregnancy story to make you laugh, but I really don't know of any! Sorry! Currently growing a bean in a plastic beaker with wet cotton wool in it for my 4 year old son as a preschool project to track the growth on a graph. These are the deep joys that you will come to know and love ahaha ;)

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  35. My favorite thing to grow is tomatoes! As the song goes, the only two things money can't buy are true love and home-grown tomatoes! =)

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  36. I love to grow pear trees!

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  37. I'm not good at poetry, even limericks. I don't have a funny pregnancy story (except that I had a premonition, on the way to the OB the first time, that I would be told I would need a C-section - and I was right!). I really WANT to grow rhubarb because I love it! Alas, our yard is mostly in the shade. I planted two plants in one of the few sunnier spots a couple of years ago but I feel they are doomed, as there is too much ground cover in that area. We will see how they do this year. :p

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  38. my fave things to grow are tomatoes, they taste so much better than store-bought.

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  39. My favorite thing to grow is tomatoes, but I don't think I'll be planting any s this year because I'm in California and we are in a major drought.

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  40. My favorite thing to grow is my new little girl! She was born 2/2 at 36 wks 2 days. She was 4 lbs 14 oz and is now 6 lbs 12 oz at a little over 6 wks. Congrats on ur pregnancy!

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  41. My favourite thing to grow is parsley. It's easy, doesn't take a lot of care, and is very versatile.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  42. My favorite thing to grow is a flower, any kind. I love daisies, but any blooming thing makes me happy.

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  43. There once was a quilter named Heather, who cut fabric apart and sewed it right back together. Some thought she was crazy and a waster of thread, until they saw all the art she made for their beds.
    Thanks for the fun Lindsay!

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  44. My favorite thing to grow is my fabric stash. I have bins blooming with color. I keep feeding the stacks of fabric on the floor with new cuttings. I harvest cuttings from my stash to sew. I reap the rewards of my work in the form of a colorful bed cover.

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  45. My favorite thing to grow is my fabric stash, too! I mulch those beds with scraps, water them with threads and embellishments, and pretty soon I have colorful fat quarters, and yardage to choose from!

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

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  46. My favorite thing to grow is Sunflowers. I am a quilter/gardener/birdwatcher. The birds flock from everywhere to eat these 6 ft high sunflowers. Your quilt and the quilting are wonderful!

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  47. Myy favorite thing to grow is my fabric stash.

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  48. There once was a quilter named Heather
    Who saw I was under the weather
    It was QuiltCon, I was homesick
    So she gave me a bear hug real quick
    And it really helped me feel better!

    A few extra syllables never hurt anyone, right?!

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  49. what a great idea of the pin cushion...so cute!

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  50. We just started growing an above ground garden 2 years ago. My BIL urged us to grow potatoes where you build the garden upwards adding sides and soil in a small unit. We had 4 potato plants in it and it produced enough potatoes for four potato plants!! We spent enough money on soil to buy 10 bags of potatoes!!! Lol

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  51. I am not very good at growing plants, only UFO's. Thank you for the giveaway. The pincushions are so cute.

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  52. I have a hilarious pregnancy story to share. It isn't my own, but it is pretty funny if the person involved isn't oneself.

    http://bethwoolsey.com/2015/01/the-day-i-pooped-my-closet/

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    1. oh my. that is funny! thanks for sharing!

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  53. that quilter named heather??? WOWZER... can she design some uber-cool patterns and fabric!!! thanks for the chance to win!!

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  54. My favorite thing to grow is asparagus....and I can't wait for this year's crop. Since I'm a gardener I love the outside and i love Potting station and the whole fabric line.

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  55. My favorite thing to grow is peonies!

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  56. congrats on being pregnant. good luck on it all. my favorite thing to grow is squash. for some reason they really love our garden soil and grow like crazy, hence we have learned to love different squash.

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  57. There once was a quilter named Heather,
    Whose fabric is better than leather,
    It's light and airy, fun to play,
    Will slide through my Singer like a feather.

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  58. My favorite thing to grow is...my fabric stash? My waistline? I'm pretty much a "brown thumb" so things that grow around me are usually by accident.

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  59. There once was a quilter named Heather,
    Who sewed no matter the weather,
    She cut up pleather,
    Sewed it back together,
    Then quilted it with a FMQ feather.

    Lol, that was fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. My favorite thing to grow is..........children! :) 6 in our home and love the bustle they create!

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  61. My favorite thing to grow is Sunflowers. Every year we have beautiful sunflowers in our backyard garden.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  62. There once was a quilter named Heather,
    who in spite of the horrible weather,
    designed an array,
    of colors and gray,
    her fabrics most excellent,
    the Windham line of Succulents.

    Thanks!
    Suzanne
    smiller6514@gmail.com

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  63. AHA a blog that allowed me to easily post! Of course I want to be entered in the contest, but I also LOVE reading about what everyone is doing with the fabric. Heather was my neighbor back when Crimson Tate was an idea....then a reality....now a star!! Thanks for sharing your creations. -Barbara Frain (not really anonymous but that's the simplest choice)

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  64. I have just begun quilting and would love to GROW a quilt.
    Would love to win this fabric bundle!

    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  65. Love your pincushions and the last photo too!

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  66. My favorite thing to grow is... weeds! Taking over my garden x

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  67. My favorite thing to grow is bamboo. hahah! Everything else I've tried seems to die. Some people have called bamboo a weed... maybe that's why I'm good with it!?
    "pregnesia" - I LOVE this term. so true.

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  68. I loooovvvvveeeee to grow quilts. I love the whole process except basting, ugh!!! Really enjoyed reading about the inspiration for this quilt . I enjoy McCoy pottery too.

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  69. My favourite thing to grow is rhubarb! Love it!!

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  70. Ok so funny story. I was far, far along and my husband came into the bathroom to talk to me while I was in the shower. We had a glass door so I could see him and he me. When he finished talking I turned to reply and the hot water hit my chest. I don't know if it was colostrum or what but milk, white liquid shot out of my boobs like they were machine guns and hit the door. While I was also horrified and taken aback at what fresh hell that could be, I will never forget the look on his face and the very hearty laugh it gave me. And because I couldn't choose:

    There once was a quilter named Heather
    with talent that you couldn't tether.
    Designed a line
    It's simply divine
    So glad it is cotton, not pleather

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    1. Monique, I nearly choked on my water. That's hysterical! Something funny to look forward to, I guess! xo - Lindsay

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  71. My favorite things to grow are vegetables.I used to can and freeze them until I got too sick to do it so I taught my husband and now he does it all.

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  72. My favorite thing to grow is zucchini, only because I love to eat it! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  73. There once was a quilter named Heather
    She quilted in all kinds of weather.
    Made her sewing machine sing,
    Like birds in the spring.
    Now really, what could be better?

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  74. We have a big garden ever year , I love tomatos

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  75. Going for the poetry tonight. Ahem!

    There once was a quilter named Heather
    Whose sewing made every one better
    She thought she'd take a chance
    And learn a new dance
    But when she heard the critics giggle
    As her growing belly did jiggle
    Her face grew warm and red
    So she decided to go back to her needle and thread.

    Yes, Heather is a very good quilter!
    Please put my name in the hat! Happy pregnesia!

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  76. My favorite thing to grow is zucchini, I love making bread with it.

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  77. My favorite thing to grow is thinner! ;) sarah@forrussia.org

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  78. My favorite thing to grow is tomatoes! Can't get enough.

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  79. My favorite thing to grow is FLOWERS! Wheee! Thanks & God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  80. My favorite thing to grow is chives, because I don't really have to do anything -- just cut their hair once in awhile, and they come back year after year. I am a terrible gardener! Thanks for this beautiful post -- the quilt is beautiful, and I appreciate the up-close pictures of the quilting!

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  81. It's a toss-up between a growing fabric stash and flowers. Thanks for chance to win and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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  82. There once was a quilter named Heather,
    Who could make pretty things at the drop of a feather.
    So innovative and bright, into her head popped a light
    Hmmmmm has anyone tried making a quilt out of leather?????!!!!!

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  83. I have this HILARIOUS pregnancy story- or I guess it was to my MIL. She waited until I was about 7 or 8 months pregnant with my first child to let me know that their side of the family has rather large babies. Really, you couldn't keep that to yourself for a few more months? I mean there is no turning back now... The first of my three girls was 9 lbs 13 ozs, the second was 10 lbs 10 ozs and the third was 10 lbs 4 ozs. Good luck with your last few months.

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  84. My favorite thing to grow is QUILTS!

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  85. My favorite thing to grow is daffodil's, Plant once, flowers early and deer leave them alone! I would love to add tulips but they seem to be deer candy in my yard. Thanks for the chance at your giveaways.

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  86. My favorite thing to grow is herbs -- love to cook with them and it is so handy to pick them right outside the front door.

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  87. My favorite thing to grow is basil. I put it every where around my house and in my house and I keep the flies away. I hate flies and they hate basil

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  88. My favorite thing to grow is any flowers. I just love them.

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  89. My favorite thing to grow is mint and limes and then I almost have a mojito! So I might as well make the mojito and enjoy it. :) Can't wait to see the fabric in person.

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  90. I have this HILARIOUS pregnancy story...when I was pregnant with my first daughter (who is now 13), I was obsessed with orange popsicles, the cheap kind. I craved them constantly. However, they only came in packs that also included grape & cherry popsicles, which I did.not.want.at.all. LOL One night at about 2am when it was late June & already hot & muggy, I desperately wanted an orange popsicle, but all I had were 3 bags with nothing but grape & cherry left. I made my poor husband drive to a 24 hour grocery store twenty minutes away in the middle of the night, just so that I could have an orange popsicle, even though I had plenty of the other flavors right there. Cravings, am I right?

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  91. My favorite thing to grow is...my fabric stash. I used to have quite a green thumb growing up, planting the flower bed that ran alongside our house, and plants in my office window (back when I had a job with an office). But now I have two cats to chew on every plant and flower brought into our apartment (no roses on V-Day) and spit them out in secret places. Love the colors of your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  92. LOL, I was going to say my favorite thing to grow is veggies. . . But I like Jacklynn's response better - fabric stash!! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

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  93. And on that same note, what popped into my head, besides bromeliads (new this year for me) is to grow a quilt I've designed myself!

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  94. There once was a quilter named Heather... who spread her joy like an infection as she and Crimson Tate take over the world! artsifartsi@trisc...artsi.com

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  95. Love the fabric and all your eye candy. I love fabric and used to work at a quilt store for the first two years I moved to the city I now live in. I never took home any salary but ohhhh the fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  96. There once was a quilter named Heather, who was feeling quite under the weather. Fabric came in the mail, despite storms and some hail, so Heather was feeling much better.

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  97. My favorite thing to grow is heirloom tomatoes. I can hardly wait for warmer weather!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  98. There once was a quilter named Heather she has the best fabric shop in Indy. I LOVE visiting her shop. I need more fabric and need to take her classes. The end.

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  99. my favorite thing to grow is mint and basil i would love to do more but i do not hve a green thumb thsnk goodness it is theopposite when it comes to quilting and picking out fabric thanks for the chance to win

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  100. Wonderful fabric! I love the quilting design on your quilt, too!

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  101. My favorite thing to grow is my fabric stash ;) and the list of UFOs :) thanks for the chance!!

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  102. Fabulous fabric design! I love to grow cherry tomatoes. Pop one off, wrap it in a basil leaf and chew it up!

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  103. My favorite thing to grow is hanging strawberries. The plants are beautiful and the fruit is delicious! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  104. My favorite thing to grow is an assortment of herbs just outside my kitchen--easy to snip off a few springs while cooking!

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  105. Love your large hexy quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. My favorite thing to grow is... knockout roses. Because they require no effort whatsoever. My second favorite thing to grow would be tomatoes, again, because they are so easy. It is rewarding to be able to walk out the backdoor and grab a tomato for a BLT!

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  107. My favorite thing to grow is... or should that be are - well anyway it's actually succulents. houseplant in my house have to thrive on neglect as I seem to keep fogetting to water them and succulents, or at least the ones I have, seem to love how I treat them, or don't treat them as the case may be! Thanks for the great giveaways - love the fabrics and the pincushions are just too cute.

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  108. What a beautiful line! The only things I've been growing is 1) tomatoes and 2) my fabric stash!

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  109. Oh no! I have a black thumb (I actually killed a cactus from neglect), my mom is even from Limerick but I can't create one and I've never had kids. So ... my favorite thing to grow is my fabric stash!

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  110. My favorite thing to grow is succulents. No joke!

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  111. My favorite thing to grow is basil because it's really easy and tomatoes because we can eat them in our basil salads!

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  112. I have this HILARIOUS pregnancy story...

    When I was around 8 months (HUGE) pregnant I decided to clean out the refrigerator at work. I had on my best, white with little dark blue flowers, maternity outfit... mustard bottle exploded when I opened it... Oh I had mustard all over my clothes, my hair, my eyes, it was everywhere.... Left a lasting impression. Thanks for the chance to win! Love this fabric!

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  113. My favorite thing to grow is a tomato. Love them and homegrown are so great. This line makes such pretty quilts and the clothes are great too.

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  114. My favorite thing to grow is basil b/c you can cut, use repeatedly & it keeps making more!

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  115. I have a hilarious pregnancy story -well, at the time it wasn't so funny. I kept craving french toast while pregnant, and we have a diner near our house that makes the best french toast (out of french bread, yum) but my husband had noticed they always had flies and had decreed we weren't going there again. So we went to the other diner in town, I ordered my french toast - and it was awful, white wonder bread that had just the thinnest coloring of yellow on the outside and no flavor whatsoever. I totally cried on my way home from breakfast and from then on we were on a mission to find me good french toast. Luckily the original yummy diner no longer has flies so we go there regularly and even though we usually order pancakes or toast at his request, my son always steals my french toast! And DH and I still joke about the time I cried over sub-par french toast.

    And there were the times that I saw a police chase on foot in progress driving home from an OB appt and the time I took the 1-hr glucose test and barfed all over myself and had to wear disposable scrubs home. Ah, pregnancy, but I can't wait to do it again.

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  116. I would love to write a limerick, but I can't. My favorite thing to grow is succulents! I am a neglectful plant owner, and find that succulents not only look very cool, but are very difficult to kill :)

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  117. My favorite thing to grow is geraniums since they stay alive with my non-green thumb. Ironically I was thinking yesterday about needing to buy some. jarvenpa1ne@gmail.com

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  118. My favorite thing to grow is my fabric stash!!! This fat quarter set would be a great addition! Thanks for the chance to win! shopgirl7232@yahoo.com

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  119. My favorite things to grow are TOMATOES! Not succulents, but I love the fabric!

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  120. My favorite thing to grow is roses for sure! I've been thinking about trying to grow some vegetables and learning to can them. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  121. My most embarassing pregnancy story has yet to be made public so my favorite thing to grow is green peppers.

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  122. My favorite thing to grow is...daffodils! I haven't a green thumb, and they just show up every year despite that. :)

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  123. My favorite thing to grow is summer squash!Everything, from tiny vine to table, the process is fascinating!

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  124. My favorite thing to grow is pansies in springtime!

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  125. My favorite thing to grow are my children!! I enjoy feeding them, pruning them, and watching them grow!! Seriously I have killed every plant in my home so....but these fabrics are beautiful!! Finally plants that I can't kill!!!

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  126. I love to grow fresh fruits and veggies as well as perennial flowers. My tulips are coming up which is exciting because that means the awful Northern Illinois winter weather is on its way out!

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  127. I love to grow tulips and marigolds. I plant the marigolds every season and add to my tulip garden bi annually.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  128. My favorite thing to grow are cucumbers. I pickle them and they are the best!

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  129. My favorite thing to grow is lavender. I love how it looks, then I get to cut it and dry it and have the awesome scent all year long.

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  130. My favourite thing to grow is babies!!!!

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  131. Since I always manage to kill my plants - my favorite thing to grow is my stash! And these beautiful fabrics would fit in just fine - and I probably couldn't kill them!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  132. Well, I was going to say my favorite thing to grow is babies (because I have a black thumb and don't grow anything of the plant variety) but I see someone else has already said that...so how about my sewing knowledge. I recently sewed a few bags and would like to try some clothes sewing soon. (My passion is quilts!)

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  133. my favorite thing to grow is raspberries. i love picking warm berries in the summer and eating them right from the bush...better yet...when the kids beat me to eat and eat something healthy without twisting their arms!

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  134. These quilts look good enough to eat!

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  135. Everything dies on me so my favorite thing to grow is my thread collection. Gotta have a different color for everything ;-D

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  136. My favorite thing to grow is Cherry Tomatoes.... nothing tastes better than some right off the vine on a hot summer afternoon. I also have an amazing Pencil Cactus that I dearly love and have restarted many times.

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  137. My favorite thing to grow is... anything the deer wont eat or use for toothpicks!

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  138. I like growing flowers. Love the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  139. My favorite thing to grow is daffodils. No maintenance, and the squirrels don't eat them. Squirrels eat everything else.

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  140. My favorite thing to grow is carrots.

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  141. My favorite thing to grow is herbs. I love stepping out from the kitchen to gather what i need for dinner. And my kids love to help!

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  142. My favorite thing to grow is... succulents, and they grow very well here in Florida. I would love to make some pillows and table runners with the fabric.

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  143. My favorite thing to grow is hostas! Awesome line! Love the colors. :)

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  144. Thanks for a chance to win the Succulent collection. Love the colors and all the projects.

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  145. My favorite thing to grow really is succulents. I kill everything else. :)

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  146. A) My favorite thing to grow is flowers, i'm not very good at it and every year i say this is it, this is the last year i will try to grow anything then spring comes and i cave in and plant some new flowers. this last batch has lasted a couple of years so maybe i'm getting better at it after all.

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  147. I really love this line and all the ideas have been great!

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  148. My favorite thing to grow are herbs!

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  149. My favorite thing to grow are sunflowers.

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  150. My favorite thing to grow is: Outside-Vegetables and flowers. Flowers I love to grow Gerbera Daisy's and Roses. Inside: I love growing house plants and I seem to really have a good green thumb!!

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  151. Potting Station is really striking. Heights to which I can only dream.

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  152. My favorite thing to grow is rubarb because it is the first thing to pick in the spring, makes great pie & is dead easy to grow. Comes back every spring with no special care.

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