Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bursting Star Cushion (and a giveaway)

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Welcome to my stop on the Quilted Living book tour. When I saw the quilts in this book I knew I wanted to participate in the book tour and I was particularly excited to try out the Bursting Star cushion.
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I did want to mix up the colors a little bit and used a few prints from Ann Kelle's Beatbox collection plus a few Kona Cotton colors.  My kids are already fighting over the pillow so I may need to make another one.  DSC_6888-Edit
The pattern was pretty easy to follow and making piping was just as fun as I remembered (not fun, but worth it).  I stuffed mine really full since I know it will be used and abused by my kids so mine is a little more pillowy than the image in the book.  But it is very soft and comfortable and is currently making its home in my daughter's reading corner in her room.  
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Despite my cushion being a little lumpy, I am really pleased with how it turned out.  As much as I love making quilts and being able to share those with my family, it is fun to do something a little different.
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And wouldn't you like to check out Quilted Living for yourself?  The Fat Quarter Shop provided me with a copy of the book to share with one of you.  
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To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post.  I will choose a winner on Saturday November 16th.

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog tour:
November 11th
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple 

November 12th
Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting

November 13th
Kathy Brown of The Teacher's Pet
Thearica Burroughs of Pigtales & Quilts

November 14th
Helen Stubbings of Hugs N Kisses
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs ends the tour! 

216 comments :

  1. Love the color and the "tapes." Very cool.

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  2. I love the pillow...it looks like it would be nice to lay on and read a book or two....thank you and FQS for the giveaway.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  3. What a great way to diversify on what you create for the home. Cute kiddo too :0)

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  4. Hi! This is gorgeus pillow! I love your bright colours and beautiful and fun Fabrics! Would be great to see that book to find NEW ways to use quilting at home! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. A fantastic pillow; just love it!

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  6. Great pillow - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. I love the colors you chose against the white background!

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  8. oh yes Mom...you'll have to make another one ! :)

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  9. Love the pillow! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  10. Those fabrics are really fun in this project.

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  11. Oh now that's to cool.
    Thank you for a great idea.

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  12. A fun fresh pillow created from that pattern beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing.

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  13. Beautiful colors! Hope it gets lots of use in your daughters reading corner.

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  14. I love the colors you used. Fun project,

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  15. What a gorgeous cushion! Love it!

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  16. I love the pillow. My grandkids would love it too.

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  17. Love the colors. Great pillow for a reading corner or just about any where.

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  18. Great colors. Love the pillow idea. It'd be a fun size to practice quilting.

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  19. Great pillow, granddaughters would love it. Need the book.

    Patricia C

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  20. I love this pillow, it looks so fluffy and comfortable, oh! and I love the red piping too!

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  21. Oh, this book looks great. Love the cushion you made but I would have to say the little girl is cuter! :) Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  22. The book looks fantastic--the quilts on the cover are so pretty. I love your rainbow take on the big cushion too!

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  23. I Like your colours for this project...i wish to win this book to make my version !! Thank you!!!

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  24. What a great use for a patchwork block. Love your colors!!

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  25. So cute! I love the pattern and your color placement! Piping isn't my favorite either, but it looks great!

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  26. Love the colors and the pattern in the pillow. I enjoy reading your blog and thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away! :)
    Tom
    tomdcranford@yahoo.com

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  27. That pillow might be the perfect Christmas gift to my two grown grandsons in manish colors of course

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  28. I'm really loving this book already. The floor cushion you've made is awesome. I don't see a thing wrong with a lumpy floor cushion. That just makes it more comfy in my opinion, because it's not so stiff. I could see all my grandchildren fighting over that pillow when they come to visit.

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  29. I want to make a floor cushion like that!

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  30. Oh the pillow turned out lovely. I can see this book would be great.

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  31. Love the colors in the pillow! And of course the design! I have wanted to make something similar and this justs makes me wat to even more!

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  32. Love the cushion! And would love to have a closer look at the book, thanks for the opportunity.

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  33. I love your pillow! I have been thinking about updating pillows in my house so this has got me thinking!

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  34. Love the big cushion. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  35. Your cushion looks great. That would be a great tabletop per done with holiday colors!!

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  36. Love the pillow. Didn't realize it would be as big as it is. Perfect for reading a book. Like your fabric choice.

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  37. Great pillow and fun fabrics! Love the size of the pillow!

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  38. I like your colorful interpretation of this fun cushion! I am curious about what your stuffing is???

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  39. The pillow looks great and it is a great idea for kids. I would like to try to make one like it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I LOVE your pillow! This book looks awesome! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  41. Thanks for inspiration-my granddaughters would the this cushion!

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  42. I love the pillow; the piping is a nice touch.

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  43. your cushions are great. i read gerri's blog and admired them. thanks for a chance to win the book.

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  44. What a great pillow, a nice size for little ones watching tv!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. Your pillow turned out great! Nice of the publisher to offer books for a giveaway...I just hope my name is drawn!

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  46. A big pillow is a great way to use this block! Your color choices would brighten any room.

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  47. Love this idea. I can see why your kids each want one!

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  48. Love you pillow! Would love to make one!
    satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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  49. Love the pillow! It's fun to see patchwork in things other than quilts!

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  50. Gorgeous cushion. I love the piping

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  51. What a fun kids pillow!

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  52. Beautiful Pillow love the colors, and adorable model Thanks for chance to win

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  53. You don't have to be a kid to love this pillow. I would sit on it in a minute...

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  54. Such a beautiful pillow and such a pretty girl enjoying it! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Such a great floor pillow! I would love to make one for my grandson. Thenk you for the chance to win the giveaway and see what other great inspirations are in the book.

    cfquilts@gmail.com

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  56. I love the pillow . the sides and back are too cute.

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  57. your pillow is a great idea - I have triplet grands who will be moving into their new home in December and this would be a great idea for each of their new rooms. I like several of the patterns in this book, one I would definitely add to my library.

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  58. Wow, that pillow is too cute! This looks like a lovely book, thanks for the chance to win.

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  59. What an amazing pillow!! Great choice of fun fabrics as well. This would be fun to make .

    Thank you and FQS for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Love this Idea! The colors are so bright and cheery.

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  61. So pretty and the colors are so vibrant. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

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  62. I love the bright colors of your pillow. Great job!

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  63. Stars make me happy. Love the happy colors.

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  64. HI,WHAT A NEAT IDEA!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  65. What a great idea for the tweens in my life. Love your fabric choice!

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  66. Beautiful pillow! I love that piping.

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  67. That turned out wonderful! I'm pretty tempted to make one for my family

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  68. I really like the fabrics and colors you used in your cushion!

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  69. Your daughter is very lucky! Great idea!

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  70. Very cool project! Love the colors and fabric you chose.

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  71. Your cushion pillow's G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!, and your kids are really lucky to have it, among other things from you ;)

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  72. I love your floor cushion! my boys would love one too!

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  73. I love the fullness of your pillow! So cute!

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  74. too cute, I love the cheerful colors

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  75. I
    Ove your cushion, so fun and happy!

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  76. I would LOVE a copy of Quilted Living! Thanks for sharing those pics.

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  77. What fun. I love your cushion. Piping works so well with this design. Great job. #quiltlove

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  78. Love the pillow, live your fabric choices! I so enjoy making smaller projects as opposed to a quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  79. Your pillow is great! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi@yahoo.com

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  80. The pillow is really beautiful. And it looks really cozy and comfy.

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  81. I love pillows! You did a fantastic job!

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  82. Very cool pillow. I can see why your kids would fight over it.

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  83. wow I love your cushion. And it really pops with the colors you used. I really love the sides. Perfect. Will have to put this book down on my Christmas list.

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  84. those look super fun. i'm pretty sure my kids would fight over it too! b
    *fingers crossed*

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  85. Love what you did with the bursting star--fun fabrics too!

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  86. I love the pillow! The book looks great as well!

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  87. You did a great job on your pillow! I have loved seeing the projects from this wonderful book.

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  88. That floor pillow is awesome! it makes me want to make one. :)

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  89. I absolutely love everything Gerrie Robinson does, so to win this would be wonderful. Just found your blog and now I can start reading it from the beginning. So inspiring. Loved your pillows!

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  90. Looks like a great book and I love your pillow! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I love your color combos--your cushion is lovely, and your darling daughter even lovelier!
    Always happy sewing/quilting and hugs from Germany, Bobbi

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  92. I love the pillow. HST are always so versatile. Thanks for partnering with the Fat Quarter Shop to offer the giveaway.

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  93. Very pretty cushion! Your daughter looks very happy with it, too. Cynthia Knapp cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  94. That cushion looks awesome! Now I'm gonna have to make one…or three!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  95. A beautiful pillow and your daughter looks like she is really enjoying it.

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  96. What a treasure you have made for your kids! It is lovely and your choice of fabrics was inspired! I will have to make four of these for my Grands. Hope I win but thanks for the chance. Great book to have.

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  97. What a great idea you chose to do with the quilt it is a very useful "quilt".

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  98. I just love this! My daughters would love something like this! You did an amazing job and thanks for hosting a great giveaway. This project would be on my to do list as well!

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  99. Wow-I love that pillow. Is the pattern just for the pillow top, or does it give instructions on how to put the whole pillow together? I'd love to make one for my kids in college--in their school colors!
    Thanks for the chance to win the book!

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  100. would definitely have to make multiples of those cute pillows!!

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  101. Wow! Great pillow! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. What a nice big floor pillow! I love the fabrics you used. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

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  103. I totally agree that it is nice to make something other than quilts once in a while. I have never made piping so it would put me off attempting this pillow, but it definitely gives the pillow an edge.

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  104. Just what I need! My girls are always taking the cushions from the couch to sit on the floor with. Loving the bright colours you have used. I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks

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  105. Great pillow...I'm liking both colorways.

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  106. I have a couple little granddaughters who would love cushions like that! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  107. Your pillow is fabulous! What did you use to stuff it?

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  108. I'm loving the idea of the oversized pillow, I would really love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance to win

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  109. Your pillow is beautiful! I would love to win a copy and try it out! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  110. Your beautiful cushion reminds me of one my kids had when they were little. That comfy thing was used TONS over the years and I know yours will too! Great photos!

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  111. If I win I'll have to make a couple, as I can see all my kids (4) wanting one... maybe even the dog....beautiful work!

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  112. You always make such lovely quilts, and this is no exception.

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  113. Really love the pillow. The colors are great. Thanks for the chance to win this cool book.

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  114. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  115. Congrats on May 2015. I think the idea of the floor pillow is fantastic and I think I may have to make a couple. Thanks for the chance to win a book.

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  116. Love the pillow. I am sure it will get a lot of use. Thanks for the giveaway.

    janie.mccombs(at)yahoo.com

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  117. The Bursting Star is amazing! I'd love to win Gerri's book!

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  118. Beautiful pillow; I love the picture at the end of your daughter hugging it. sarah@forrussia.org

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  119. I love the colors you chose. This is a great pattern and looks like a great book!

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  120. What a cutie laying on that bright and beautiful pillow. Very nice!

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  121. My 3 yr old granddaughter would love a cushion like yours.
    Great idea!

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  122. your pillow looks very comfy and cozy .... a lovely book to have and would make a lovely xmas gift...thanks for the chance to win one...LindaB

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  123. Looks like a comfy pillow and would be a cool design element for a room. I like it a lot! Thanks

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  124. I think I like yours even better than the original! Thanks for sharing.....
    Jen

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  125. Wow, I love your cushion! I can't wait to see this book.

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  126. Quilted Living looks like an awesome book! I'd love a copy. The cushion is so nice.

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  127. What a great pillow! I love the big bright star! I can certainly see why your DD would claim it. :-)

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  128. Love your fabric! It would be a great throw pillow around our house too!

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  129. You used such grrrreat fabrics! Looove the cushion! Have a Grangirlie that would be thrilled to get one..or two!!! lol

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  130. Your pillow is fabulous! My grandchildren would love one of these! hmmmmm Christmas present maybe!! I am late coming to see you but I have been away in VA for a sew-in and just returned home tonight. Today is my day so I hope you will come take a peek at what I created.

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  131. I've made pillows before, but never a big soft cushy one like this. I must have one! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  132. I love how bright you made the pillow. My granddaughter would love one just l I keep it. Thank you for the chance to win this great book.

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  133. Hiya!!! I love this pattern, and your colors absolutely pop!!! Thanks for participating and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  134. This is a great pattern- so vibrant and sparkly!

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  135. That pillow is so fun looking! Love the fabrics you used for it.:)

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  136. Beautiful colors and your photos are very nice.

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  137. Love your color choices and how the center square goes with the sides of the cushion. would love to have a copy of the book!

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  138. I love your pillow and my kids would love to have one of these too! Thank you for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  139. Love Love Love what you made. Very cool. Thanks for the chance to win a book

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  140. I also love to do something quick for projects.

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  141. Lovely pillow and really a perfect size for cozying up with! My b-day is the 16'th so I'm crossing my fingers :)

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  142. My daughter loves to sit on the floor and watch TV. This would be a great Christmas gift! Thanks for the chance.

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  143. Love, love your pillow. Maybe as much as your daughter!

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  144. That pillow is a wonderful idea! And the model seems to be enjoying it too!

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  145. The pillow looks great--love the colors and the size!
    The book looks pretty good too.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  146. Looks like someone loves the pillow and seems to be enjoying it very much.

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  147. What a happy little girl on a happy pillow. I would love to see more.

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  148. Kids love pillows on the floor, so you picked a great project.

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  149. I really like the things I have seen made from this book, so it looks like a good book to have. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  150. Quilted Living looks awesome, I love your sense of color.

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  151. Absolutely adorable with the bright, fun colors! I'd love to try it for myself!

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  152. I AM ENJOYING SO MUCH WHAT ALL OF YOU DESIGNERS ARE CREATING WITH THE BOOK'S INSPIRATION. YOUR PILLOW IS GORGEOUS!

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  153. I love the star pattern and I know my daughter would enjoy a cushion like that

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  154. Love the solids you used in your floor cushion!

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  155. Very cute - love the floor cushion mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  156. What a fun cushion! Love the color choices.

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  157. I've been drooling over this book. Am going to have to put it on my Christmas list. Your pillow is adorable and I can see why the kids love it.

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  158. Thanks for the chance to win, I love your blog!

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  159. I love the fabrics you chose, they're so bright and colourful.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  160. What a beautiful pillow. The books looks so inspiring.

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  161. The bright fabrics you picked for your pillow are awesome!

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  162. What a great cushion! I can see why the kids love it!

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  163. Your pillow is great, will you make me one too? Or if I win the book, I can make you one. By the way, Saturday is the 15th, so you might have to give two books away, one on the 15th and one on the 16th, LOL! ljbisme at msn dot com

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  164. That starburst pattern just draws your eyes right into it. It matters not that your pillow is a bit lumpy, it would get that way with much love anyhow.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  165. Your pillow is spectacular, and looks like it will be well used.

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  166. There are so many cute projects in the book, I'd love to win it!

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  167. What a great idea! I just have to make this, any way to get me over my fear of making binding? I've never done it, and don't have any idea of how to start. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  168. Your pillow is fabulous!!! I love the colors you chose - reminds me of spring! Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely book!

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  169. You are so right that I would love to have a copy of the book for myself. When I saw your project, I thought my grandchildren would love to have a reading pillow. -Anything to encourage reading is a great idea. Does that mean I have to make for each of them? Five of them - yikes. I'd better get busy.

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  170. OOOH, I love that big fun pillow! I've been drooling over this book since it came out! Thanks for sharing your project with us!

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  171. Love the idea of the pillow. My granddaughter would love one. Thanks for sharing a great idea and the opportunity to win a great book.

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  172. I have been eying this book for a while. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  173. OMGosh! How cute is that! The perfect pillow for the sweetest little girl! thanks for the chance to win this book!
    Paulette

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  174. Wow do I love your use of Ann Kelle's Beatbox fabrics! Great picks and great pattern,great book. Hope to win. Thanks

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  175. Great idea and love the finish. Your model is too cute and it looks like you both had fun during your photo shoot. LOL.

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  176. Love the pillow and your fabric choice. Will put the book on my Xmas wish list.

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  177. That is one happy girl on your fun pillow! The colors choices are beautiful. There are so many lovely patterns in this book. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

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  178. I love your pillow! It is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  179. Beautiful pillow! I love your color choices and it seems your daughter does as well. Congratulations on the baby brewing :) Also, condolences on the baby you lost. I can only imagine the emotions. Thanks x

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