Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Riley Blake Design Team Project & A Fly A Kite GIVEAWAY!!

Today I'm SO excited to be sharing my very first project for the Riley Blake Design Team!!

Fly A Kite Nursery Floor Pillow Tutorial

I created a tutorial for a kite themed nursery floor pillow using Riley Blake's new Fly A Kite collection by October Afternoon. You'll find the step by step tutorial for making this large floor pillow, and even steps for making a smaller version, on the RBD blog today (tutorial to be posted at 9am MST right here). This project turned out to be my favorite pillow yet -- I really hope you like it!

They make a wonderful set!!

Pillow Set Tutorial for Riley Blake

Today, besides having the honor of guest posting on the Riley Blake Blog, I also get to host a very special and crazy HUGE giveaway right here!!!

How does a chance at winning the entire Fly A Kite Collection sound??

OctoberAfternoon_FlyaKite

Well...the sweet folks at Riley Blake are so generously offering a Fat Quater bundle of the entire Fly A Kite collection to one lucky reader!! That's 28 fat quarters of these adorable designs, a value of $80! AMAZING!!!

Wednesday GIVEAWAY -- For an entire FQ bundle of Riley Blake's new Fly A Kite Collection  by October Afternoon!!!
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Enter to Win!

Here's how,

1. Simply add a comment to this post. (one entry) If you want, you can let me know one of your sewing goals for this year?
2. Followers of Maureen Cracknell Handmade get a second entry! Whether you follow me here or on Facebook, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (one entry)

3. Follow the Riley Blake Blog or facebook page for a third entry. Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (one entry)

That’s 3 possible entries! Enter now through Friday morning and I will announce the winner in a new post here on the blog.

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win!


Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm so excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team!!!

1,264 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous collection of fabrics....Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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    1. I thought I was the first commenter, but by the time I commented i wasn't....so, anyway, I'm busy designing my first quilt and want to have it completed to use on my front porch this summer. Oddly enough I'm planning on using Fly a Kite because the fabrics are just so cute and summery!

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  3. A major goal for me this year is to learn to do some paper peicing! Very intimidating, to me :)

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  4. My immediate sewing goal is to finish a quilt for my niece's wedding - I want it to be something she will treasure forever, so it has to be special!

    The tutorial is wonderful and your design is simply perfect for the fabric!! Great job!!!

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    1. Thank you SO much!! I decided to just stick with the "kite" theme, since I love it so!! :)

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  5. I follow you via GFC and Facebook

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  6. I follow Riley Blake on FB - and congrats on a great desgin team project :)

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  7. Maureen, I ADORE this collection! The prints are just gorgeous! I lookforward to your post going live, I'll head over later and look, the pillow is really cute :-)

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  8. I pinned the pillow! Hopefully I can make it next

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  9. One of mt sewing goals, redundant as it may sound, is to sew more :S, being a full time worker mum of 3, it's sooo hard to find the quality time to sew.
    Tks fr the chance!

    paulaheredec(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm a follower, of course :-)

    One of my sewing goals this year is to do a little more paper piecing. I really enjoy its results, but find the process so time consuming and wastefull of fabric. Just gotta get over my "scrimp and save every last scrap" attitude ;-)

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  11. i'm yr avid follower! that bundle looks gorgeous!xx

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  12. I only started sewing and quilting last summer but want to design and make a celtic-themed quilt for a wedding gift for my cousin this summer.
    happilyevercrafter(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  13. I follow you on facebook :-)
    happilyevercrafter(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  14. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook :-)
    happilyevercrafter(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  15. I love love love this collection! It's so positively quiltable! (yup, making up new words this morning lol)

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  16. My sewing goals for the year are getting a little bit out of hand/unrealistic, but I definitely have two quilts I want to do for friends for weddings and a small quilt for a little girl in my life. My husband thinks I need to make another quilt for us, too...

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  17. I follow Riley Blake on facebook :)

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  18. And my goal for this sewing year is to have fun and make lots of pretty dresses for my girls!

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  19. I am a follower via google reader. Thanks!

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  20. And I follow you on fb also :) Thanks for yet another great chance to win!!

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  21. I am a follower on fb, and Thanks for a great give away!

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  22. How lush. I want it. I just do! :-)
    Esther.

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  23. Ohhhh and I am your loyal follower :-)

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  24. Beautiful! I have so many things I want to learn this year! Excited to learn from you!

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  25. It reminds me of patterns past. I follow Riley Blake on FB, I want to make quilted futton covers.

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  26. Following on Facebook! Thanks!

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  27. My sewing goal this year is to sew more and try new things!

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  28. Following you on FB :)
    annechan@yahoo.com

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  29. im making infant toys for my daughter and other babies i know this year.
    roobeck22 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. Following RB on FB :)
    annechan@yahoo.com

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  31. I follow both your blog and your facebook page.

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  32. Follower of Riley Blake's blog and facebook page

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  33. im a follower of you on fb
    roobeck22 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. my goal? is to learn to sew !
    annechan@yahoo.com

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  35. My sewing goal for 2012 is to sew my first quilt !

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  36. This year I want to finish my first quilt and make myself tons of new pajamas.

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  37. im a follower of Riley on fb
    roobeck22 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. I also follow you via Google Reader.

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  39. I want to make a set of fake food for my daughter before her 1st birthday in August! erin (dot) nath (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. I follow you on Facebook! erin (dot) nath (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. I also like RBD on Facebook erin (dot) nath (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. I would love to go fly a kite. Thank You

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  43. I want to become more accurate at piecing and try hand quilting this year. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  44. I want that. My goal is to finish the quilt I've been "working on" for 12 years. And to make my brother and his fiance a quilt for their wedding.

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  45. I'm a Facebook follower, too. :-)

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  46. My sewing goals for 2012: make two twin bed quilts with matching pillows for the girls, make picnic table cloth for the camper, make a flag for the garden patch and just keep "making stuff". PS your Riley Blake pillows are so cute, they remind me of kite's I used to make as a wee one! Nice Job!

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  47. What a fabulous giveaway! My goal this year is to stop limiting myself to being simply a "top maker" and start being a "quilter"!

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  48. I follow your blog and follow you on Facebook:)

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  49. I also follow both Riley Blake blog and FB.

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  50. What a fantastic giveaway! My main goal this year is to make more quilts to give away to friends and family :)

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  51. I am also a FB follower of Riley Blake Designs!

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  52. Im a follower of Riley Blake on FB too. Love that Fly a Kite line!

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  53. my goal for the year is a quilt a month. i am on track so far! :)

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  54. Hi Maureen! Great pillow and congrats! Thanks for the chance to win these cute fabs! :o)

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  55. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook and follow Riley Blake's blog!

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  56. This giveaway looks great! I'm new to sewing, but have big expectations of myself. This year my goals are to create what inspires me instead of just basics because I don't think I can do anything else.

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    1. I forgot to add my e-mail address it's got_sam_07@hotmail.com Thanks again for giveaway and amazing inspiration!

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  57. I also follow your FB page-thanks again!

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  58. And one more! I follow Riley Blake o FB too! :o)

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  59. Love your pillows, Maureen! The design is great and so is that fabric.

    A sewing goal for me this year? Design more of my own creations.

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  60. Many projects one of them are sampler almazuelas and my stars.I began them last year.

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  61. I follow your blog and like you on Facebook.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  62. I'm one of your inspired followers.

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  63. beautiful fabric. Would love to have it.

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  64. I Like Riley Blake on Facebook. Great Designs!
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  65. I absolutely love this new fabric line! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! One of my sewing goals this year is to create and develop a new product with a sewing pattern.

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  66. One goal is to finish more than I start this year- that way, the WIPs pile will shrink for once! But I am still allowing myself new projects, or I'd go crazy. So far, it's working- I've finished 2 WIPs and one new project, with another WIP waiting to be quilted.

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  67. Oh my gosh, I just saw this fabric line the other day and wanted it pretty bad. thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. I`m a follower.These fabrics are just beautiful.Fingers are crossed.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. I plan to continue my FMQ until I get it mastered this year.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

    Love your pillows!!!

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  70. Oh my goodness --- I have been looking for a gender neutral red-y turquoise-y combo to make a nursery quilt AND THIS IS IT-luv it luv it luv it! The browns and limes are just plain fun--thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. I'm a follower- I've really been enjoying your blog! Thanks for the chance to win such fun fabric!

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  72. I am a new follower of Riley Blake's site and Facebook.

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  73. Beautiful fabrics! Hope to win!

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  74. This is a beautiful collection of fabrics. One of my goals is to open an Etsy shop and get a blog started.

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  75. My sewing goal is to make my first quilt. Thanks for the chance to win, and for all of your great tutorials.

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  76. I love the first pillow !! And the good thing is that it's gender neutral :)

    One of my sewing goal this year is to finish my mom's quilt. It's a birthday present (in April!) and it's a queen size quilt !! I can't wait to see it on her bed :)

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  77. I'm your follower (here and on Facebook) !

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  78. Such adorable fabric! I love Riley Blake. My son and his wife are having their first baby this summer, my first grandchild, so I'm going to have lots of fun whipping up cute quilts and such for him/her!

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  79. I follow your blog and on Facebook as well so I don't miss anything.

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  80. Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance! Last year I made a new bed quilt for one of my sisters so this year I need to make one for the other sister.

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  81. My sewing goal this year? Have time to make AND finish an entire quilt! I have two young child, so I don't have as much time as I want to sew!! I will also try the tutorial of the nursery pillow Fly as Kite!! valerie_labrecque11@hotmail.com

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    1. Oh! And I am a follower here and on Facebook! :o)

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  82. And I like the Riley Blake Design's page on Facebook.

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  83. I like Riley Blake Designs on Facebook!

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  84. Hi Maureen!!! I follow your blog, FB, Pinterest & Twitter! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. :)

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  85. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook.
    Judith.
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  86. Beautiful fabrics! My sewing goal this year is to finish the quilt tops I've made and make lots of baby blankets. I want to donate some to organizations that help expectant mothers.

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  87. I am a very enthusiastic follower of your blog!!

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  88. I also follow Riley Blake's blog, get her newsletter, and follow her on FB, Twitter & Pinterest. What fun!

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  89. Love this collection. Hmmm.... so many projects I want to finish this year. Especially a quilt design I have in mind.

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  90. Beautiful fabric. Would love to have it!
    Riley Blake is the best.

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  91. I'm a follower of Riley Blake Designs on facebook.

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  92. I have just started to follow you on Facebook.
    Judith.
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  93. How Exciting! This is a fun fabric collection with lots of possibilities. I've never won a giveaway, but I sure have enjoyed thinking about what I'd do if I won.

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  94. I am already a follower of your blog :)

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  95. Wonderful fabric. My goal this year is to make as many things as I can for the Children's Hospital here in Spokane WA.

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  96. I subscribed to the Riley Blake blog, also. Thanks for the extra chances to win this wonderful fabric collection!

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  97. I like Riley Blake on Facebook too

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  98. I have just found your website via Riley Blake and it looks really interesting. What a fantastic giveaway!
    Judith.
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  99. I am now following Riley Blake. Thank you for leading me there.

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  100. Wow. Yes, please. thank you very much! :)

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  101. wow!! I love allllll fabrics :)))))))
    thanks for the chance!
    my goal is to make more and better quilts :)

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  102. and I'm following Riley Blake too :)

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  103. I have really been having trouble motivating myself to sew. So, my goal this year is to get going.

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  104. Love your blog and can't believe this is the first time I have seen it. I have a wedding in the family coming up so one of my goals this year is to make the happy couple a quilt. I also want to redo a spare bedroom into an "organized" sewing room.

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  105. My goal this year is to make a quilt for my Grandson due any day!

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  106. I follow this blog, and your page on Facebook!

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  107. I am a follower of yours on Facebook and here on your blog!

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  108. I like Riley Blake on Facebook!!

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  109. I also follow the Riley Blake Blog, and Facebook page.

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  110. Also following Riley blake on fb. :)

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  111. My goal is to be able to do button holes on my machine, stress free. No matter how hard I try I always manage to make a mistake.

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  112. One of my goals for this year is to make a quilt for my bed!!

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  113. I'm just starting out on this sewing adventure so I would so love to win this, I'm trying to build up my fabric stock. My sewing goal for this year is to make lap quilts for my two daughters, my mother and my sister... I like goals!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

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  114. I am a follower (everyday) of your blog!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

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  115. I follow Riley Blake on facebook

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  116. Yay! I love this line! I think it is my favorite to come out this year so far!!! What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks!

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  117. I am a follower of your lovely blog!

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  118. What fun!!! Lovely pillow Maureen!
    I would be THRILLED to win this gorgeous fabric bundle too! Thanks for the chance!

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  119. I of course follow you here and on facebook!

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  120. My sewing goal is pretty simple....to get over my fear of the sewing machine, and make pillows for my couch! Thanks for the giveaway, these are beautiful patterns.

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  121. I am now a follower of the Riley Blake blog! Thanks for leading me there! Love it. Thanks again for the chance to win!

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  122. And, I follow Riley Blake too! Thanks again!

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  123. I am already a follower of your blog.

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  124. My goal this year is to make new curtains for my new home!!!

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  125. My goal is to open an Etsy shop to sell the things I've made!
    sewvery(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. I follow Riley Blake on facebook too!

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  127. I'm a follower of your blog.
    sewvery(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. I'm a follower of the Riley Blake blog.
    sewvery(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. My goal for the year,hm, probably starting on a swoon quilt...or maybe just getting up the courage to cut into all the designer fabric ive been ordering!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  130. I would love to start doing some free-motion quilting this year.

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  131. I also follow your bloc! :) good luck everyone!

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  132. I am a follower on facebook!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

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  133. I follow Riley Blake on FB. AWESOME GIVEAWAY!

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  134. My sewing goal this year is to actually try to sew a quilt!

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  135. Love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  136. What a fun collection of fabric! My sewing goal this year is really just to complete more quilts & to increase my FMQ skills.

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  137. Gorgeous pillow, I have lots of quilts on my sewing goals for this year.

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  138. And I now follow Riley Blake on FB. Congrats on being part of their design team.

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  139. What gorgeous fabric! I would love to have just one day to sew! Guess that will be my goal and now that I've written it down maybe it will happen!

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  140. I have the goal of making my daughter's dresses for this summer, rather than buying them

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  141. I follow you on your Blog and on FB.

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  142. My sewing goals for the coming year?...
    There really are quite a few...
    I'd like to finish all those UFO's,
    & make room for some new fabrics-- in just the right hues!
    Some brown, and red, some yellow and teal,
    Sunshine, Seafoam, Pumpkin and pink,
    Pina Colada, with kids and kites..
    ... and cathedral windows!!! Perfect!!! Don't you think?! :-)
    I'd so love to win this special giveaway
    of Fly A Kite by Riley Blake!!!
    The *perfect* and MOST adorable stuff!!!!!
    If I won, I'd say, "Pinch me, please!",
    just to make sure I'm awake! ;-)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

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  143. What a wonderful giveaway. The cushions are darling too. My goals are to finish up some of my half done projects.

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  144. Wow! Your pillows look GREAT and I cannot wait to check out this adorable fabric collection. It would be a dream to win this fantastic giveaway!! Thank you for the chance.

    Sewing goal: finish what I start. Too. Many. WIPs...

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  145. I am already a happy follower of yours.

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  146. I follow you on FB.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  147. I follow Riley Blake on FB.

    Have a lovely day!

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  148. lots of sewing goals--lots of projects I want to work on, but I think to make a quilt is one of them!

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  149. I love this collection! My goal for this year is to build a stash, make some baby quilts, and start making my daughter dresses, and get good at free motion quilting.

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