Thursday, September 26, 2019

Geo Pop and Fabric Giveaway

CONTEST IS OVER and I'm in the process of getting contact information from my two winners. Many, many thanks to everyone who left a comment.

I gave a sneak peek last week of these colorful, modern feeling fabrics called Geo Pop by Christa Watson. Remember?

Geo Pop by Christa Watson for Benartex
I finally got some time to cut and stitch some blocks which are a variation of the Seven Sisters block. Want to see what Seven Sisters is? Here are a whole bunch of Seven Sisters done by some amazing students in my class last year. Seven stars; seven sisters.

Students from my Seven Sisters class last year
I made a variation of the Seven Sisters using an older Benartex line called Sakura. Here are some of the units. Each is made of a 60 degree diamond and two 60 degree triangles.

Seven Sisters units
Then I put strips on the ends which make them very large blocks (16" high by 19" wide). I thought: table runner. But then I realized I have too many table runners. You can't snuggle under a table runner.
3 Seven Sisters Variation blocks
I made 3 more and added borders. Now I have a quilt (51" x 61"). I have since had it quilted (beautifully, I might add), but my pic of it is not as pretty as this. The colors didn't show up as well.

Seven Sisters Variation
So, let's see what this looks like in Geo Pop!

60 degree diamonds cut from 10 Geo Pop prints
And a step or two:

Diamonds and triangles
And what makes it a variation is the addition of an extra 2-1/2" strip.
Diamonds, triangles and end strips
And all put together into a very colorful quilt! I only had 1/3 yard cuts, so I had to get creative with the borders. It works, I think.

Geo Pop quilt, one of 3 samples for an upcoming class
Bright. Happy. Done (just needs to be quilted). Now, would you like to win a bundle of these fabrics? The Benartex warehouse was overgenerous with the Geo Pop cuts (they sent me an extra set) and I have enough to give away TWO sets of SEVEN 1/3 yard cuts (let me do the math: that's 2-1/3 yards!). Seven cuts for a Seven Sisters variation quilt - pretty clever, huh?

Leave me a comment about this post. Make sure I have your email. Contest is over Sunday,  September 29 at midnight. I have to limit this to USA addresses only because the postage is prohibitive internationally. I will choose my winners on Monday. If I don't hear from you within 24 hours, I will choose another person.

Take a visit to Benartex's Facebook page to see some other amazing collections, too.

Check out my Seven Sisters pattern on Etsy. It uses the diamond and small triangle patches shown here and the project will be just like the group of quilts above with the happy quilters from my class!

138 comments:

  1. Your method of making the stars is great. I will have to try them again.

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  2. Love your variation! And the Geo Pop definitely pops!

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  3. I never knew Seven Sisters was so easy, guess I never studied the pattern up close. I love 60 degree triangles, so fun to stitch. The Geo fabrics would make a fun quilt for a grandchild. Thanks for sharing your method of making this traditional pattern.

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  4. I love the bright fun colors of this collection of fabric. It is amazing to me the patterns that can be made from 60 degree triangles and no y seams.

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  5. Oh,another quilt to add to my must make list! It looks great in these bright colors.

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  6. Love this fabric and the pattern. The colors really do pop!

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  7. I love the bright colors in this fabric and they pattern is just perfect to show case them.

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  8. First photo--All those bright colors! I was wondering how you would put them together. Last photo--so bright & refreshing.

    Love the group photo too. So nice to see the different interpretations.

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  9. What a fun quilt and fabric. Hum, maybe it’s really the fun fabric. Anyway it all works wonderfully together.

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  10. I love this block! I need to make a couple of snuggle quilts and this pattern would be fun for one of them!
    Sandy A

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  11. You are so talented and motivational. Thanks

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  12. Love your three sister variation. That's so doable. martisovitsd@central.edu

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  13. The Seven Sisters in Sakura would make a gorgeous baby girl quilt. The version in Geo Pops really POPS-love the lime and aqua combo block!

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  14. Fun fabric ! Geopop really pops !

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  15. I like your variation of the pattern best! It looks great in either fabric combo.

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  16. What a great name for Christa's fabric. They really do POP!

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  17. Yes bright and happy and so cheery. I love it.

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  18. I love the Seven Sister's pattern, and the fabric looks good in the blocks. Thank you for the chance to win!
    Louise K.

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  19. This looks amazing!! Thanks for using my fabrics :-)

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  20. I cannot believe how different the pattern looks in each of the groups of fabrics.

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  21. Really pretty - LOVE the brights!

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  22. Both of those quilts are beautiful. I would love to make a quilt with BIG blocks! I would actually be able to finish it, and those new fabrics are so fun

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  23. Beautiful! I love what you did with the fabrics!

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  24. The combination of fabrics in this pattern is SO HAPPY! Lifted my spirits just looking at it. Thanks for the great ideas, Debby!

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  25. Love those fabrics and the quilt. I really like the border too.

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  26. I think the POP is great - and the guild is busy making quilts for the Hospice, so these fabrics would make cherry additions

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  27. I love the bright colors of Geo Pop! Your quilt works wonderfully with this fabric collection! Thank you, Susan

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  28. Oh my goodness your runner is fabulous. Those fabrics really do make your runner pop. Thank you for this generous give a way. I would love to make a runner like this. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  29. Love it in Geo Pop--if I get lucky and win the collection, I'll go buy your pattern and make this quilt to cuddle me! susanprincess at att dot net

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  30. Love the pop of the fabric and love your design. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  31. I love the colors. Fun fun fun !

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  32. Love these fabrics and the way you put them together. They’re delicious

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  33. I love how different the stars look with various fabrics!

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  34. This collection makes the quilt “sing”’IMO

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  35. That is a great pattern and the GeoPop pops for certain.

    Caryn
    caspharm@yahoo.com

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  36. I love the bright version! Thanks for the giveaway! sliceofpiquilts at gmail dot com

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  37. Oh wow I love it in the Geo Pop! I'd love to try out the pattern with these prints! bluewolf554@gmail.com

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  38. Hi Debby! I love this design, especially in the first variation photo. It looks like that could be a table runner, and I love how the blocks look like they are overlapped. Very fun. Of course, this new fabric is so colorful too. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  39. Really love this pattern! & the fabric giveaway! cdgearey@hotmail.com

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  40. fabulous fabric and a fabulous version of your quilt! love it

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  41. Seven sisters is a pattern I’ve been wanting to do. Geo Pop colors are beautiful.

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  42. It appears that you have taught your students well. Their quilts are lovely! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  43. This quilt is beautiful in Geo Pop! Love it!

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  44. Love this!!! The way the colors pop is sew beautiful.

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  45. Since bright colors have always been my favorite, you know I love this collection. Beautiful, how you put that quilt together.

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  46. I love how bright and cheery these fabrics are. Wonderful in your pattern. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  47. Love the fabric.
    crazeematz@gmail.com

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  48. This fabric is gorgeous!! I love the way the stars are put together.. Makes it so easy!! Donna Pfost. fncsteach@msn.com

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  49. The quilt really pops with the Geo Pop fabric! Your quilt turned out great. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  50. You always inspire me with what you do so easily and quickly. I greatly enjoy these fabrics, too! Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Pop is the right word for your quilt top with this fabric. Very smart.

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  52. What great colors! I definitely want to try your Seven Sisters pattern! So many possibilities!

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  53. Love those colors - they really do 'pop'!

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  54. I love the colors of the fabric. Thank you!

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  55. Love the bright colors of GeoPop

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  56. I have always liked that pattern, and you make it look so simple to do. Guess I will have to make one now!

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  57. Very vivid colors. Love the one that looks like "Hokie" Virginia Tech colors (natch). You definitely take a tough pattern and make it so much easier. Thanks.

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  58. Beautiful quilts! I love those rich colors! Like the others said, you make it look easy.

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  59. Beautiful colors and your pattern was just right for them--I read your Blog and enjoy all your different ideas!!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  60. Jean Suchan

    Debby, love the Geo Pop fabric in this quilt. The pastel one is pretty but this one pops! No pun intended. I would love to win these fabrics and make something WOW. Thank you, Debby.

    Jean
    Suchanelli@aol.com








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  61. Love those bright fabrics! The pattern looks great and not too intimidating! It's so different as a quilt rather than table topper.

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  62. These colors are fantastic! And what you've done with the material is creative. Wish I could create like that instead of imitate, but imitate this I will.

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  63. The fabric is gorgeous and would make amazing blocks

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  64. I love this new line...keep it up!

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  65. Oh, Debby: Your Arrowhead Star pattern would really look great with these Geo Pops fabrics! Hmmmmmmmm!

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  66. Lovely fabric and great pattern!

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  67. Absolutely awesome fabrics! I'm already thinking about the great patterns to put them in to make them Geo POP! Also, I will have to take a closer look at your Seven Sisters pattern as I can already see some possibilities there, as well.

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  68. Those fabrics are spectacular!! You are so fortunate to have them; and to offer to share is really generous. i took some classes from you at MAQ a few years ago. Still have a wall quilt hanging in my bedroom of one of them. Looking forward to next year's offerings

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  69. What a great pattern - and such happy colors! I bet your students will like it, too. Thanks for being so generous. jjaw at verizon dot net

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  70. Happy fabrics and great design = AWESOME!

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  71. IT POPS
    nothing else needs to be said

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  72. Thank you Debby, I often stare at beautiful table runner patterns and mentally expand them to a baby, lap, or bed size - because I'm just not table runner fancy! I would cringe when the ketchup dripped on it! Love the soft neutrals in the background for the brights to play against, and the great calm margin between the bright hexes and color blocked border. This is a wonderful crib quilt.

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  73. Love the Geo Pop fabric and the star variation. Another one for the to-do list. Thanks for your generosity!

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  74. your photos of the units are instructive; taking fear out of what appeared to be a complicated pattern. The Geo fabric is just right and they together do POP! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. The Sakura version is lovely! I think the Geo Pop Seven Sisters would make great throw pillow covers. Pops of color in every room wheeee

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  76. I love the contrast in the diamonds that the geopops show. It makes the quilt/ table runner into a dynamic modern quilt

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  77. Love the prints and what you did with them! I agree that you made it work using the limited amount of fabric.

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  78. i love this block and the fabrics are gorgeous.

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  79. LOOOOVE the Stars!! Cooool quilt!! & fabrics are bright & happy!Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way!! :D

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  80. Geo's colors really pop in your little Seven Sisters quilt! Thank you for the chance to win some really fun fabric!

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  81. Love the Geo colors!! May have to try Seven Sisters again; but I want to change it to 7 brothers, which I have...HA HA

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  82. Love the bright colors. Great border, too. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  83. The addition of the 2 1/2" strip really makes the star Pop, pun intended! I love the modification and the fabric is gorgeous.

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  84. Must try this way of making the stars!!! And love the new Geo Pops!

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  85. Geo Pop is so perfect for stars. Love happy patterns like this.

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  86. Such happy fabric! Thanks for passing it on with great ideas for how to use it.

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  87. Love the combination of a great quilt pattern and the bright fabrics with great designs.

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  88. Amazing collection of colors, designs—& love how you designed the quilt!

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  89. Fabulous designs
    and love all the
    colors!
    Carla from Utah

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  90. Geo Pop is perfect for the Seven Sisters block! You were very clever to use up those smaller pieces for a border as it looks awesome! You've got me in the mood to try this block soon. Thanks! duchick at gmail dot com

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  91. Diamonds, triangles, seven sisters, and MOD fabric, Oh My!

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  92. Seven sisters has always been on my bucket list. Love both of yours.

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  93. I love the way you showed the colors and patterns going together! Made diamonds look easy!

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  94. I’m starting to really like these fun colors.

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  95. I love the addition of the 2 1/2" strip....it makes the star really fun!!

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  96. What a beautiful quilt! I LOVE bright prints,I think it makes you quilt just pop with life.

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  97. Have been a fan for years and I really love the ways you use the Geo Pop fabrics to make the result even feel happy! Seven Sisters is a good way to show off both design and fabric.

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  98. What a difference color makes in a design! Love both versions.

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  99. Zippy-Zappy! love the colors & the fabric!!! pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  100. What a lovely spring wallhanging this would make
    jmcstr@msn.com

    JMC

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  101. I took a Lone Star without Y seams class with you years ago. Mine still hangs in my house. You made it so much easier, I'm making one for my daughter now. I think I could actually tackle a Seven Sisters now that I see your method. I do love the bright fabrics, but seeing the group shot of varied versions sparks a lot of creative ideas.

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  102. It is amazing how using the bright colors made such a difference look in the same pattern. They both are beautiful.

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  103. Love the block and the completed top

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  104. I want to try this design since there are no set-in seams with your method. I have a diamond ruler that will work, too. And the 60 degree triangle ruler, also. Thanks for sharing.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  105. Love the stars and the fabric is perfect for them! Mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  106. Love the Geo Pop quilt! The fabric line glows!

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  107. Very nice. I like those blocks, may have to try one of those soon. Love the Geo Pop fabric line, too.

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  108. I love what you did with that fabric. Beautiful!

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  109. beautiful fabrics. and I love your "seven Sisters" lap quilt. Six pointed stars are right up my ally. And your methods of making them are so easy and clear.
    thanks so much Joan G

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  110. I love those bright colors. They are beautiful and very inspiring for one of your designs.

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  111. What a charming quilt! This is another one of those times when the pattern and the fabric are a great match. I think this would be a big hit at our local Ronald McDonald House, which gives a quilt or blanket to each family who stays there--isn't that great? Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  112. Love this quilt and how the diamonds and triangles go together .

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  113. These are so my style of fabrics! Love the color pops!!

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  114. The semi-scrappy stars are so cheerful. And the Geo Pop fabric colors are fantastic.

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  115. That's bringing us all out of the woodwork! LOL If you wondered if people are still reading, they are! I like both versions and would have a hard time picking one of them. I would love to win some of the fabrics to experiment on something. Thank you for giving away your extra pieces, and for the chance to win. dezertsuz at gmail. (Trying through Firefox)

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  116. I would love to win some GEO POP. These are SO beautiful together in the quilts.

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  117. Oh, I'd like to make a quilt with colorful GEO POP fabric! So bright and cheery! Love your quilt!

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  118. Love the patterns and colors! Very pretty.

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  119. Love the pattern and fabric, the colors and design are great!! Diane
    odiane79 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  120. I like both the muted colored quilt and the Geo Pop fabric quilt. You make it look easy making and sewing triangles. Mine always seem to have a bit of wonk. Oh well no quilt I will make is going to the quilt police. :)

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  121. I love this Geo Pop line!! And your seven sisters pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Kathleen -- kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  122. I took four of your classes last April in Cleveland. Have had a great summer sewing. The Seven Sisters pattern intrigues me. Hopefully that will be a class in Cleveland in 2020. Thank you for sharing your extra fabric.

    Alyce Legg

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  123. Love the bright colors and patterns in the Geo Pop fabrics. The quilt you made with these is impressive. I love your style. I get so many compliments on my version of your Modern Vortex quilt.

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