Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Seaside & Chevron Picnic Quilt {& GIVEAWAY} : :

A Riley Blake Design Team Project!

Today I'm SO excited to be sharing a new project for the Riley Blake Design Team!!

Seaside & Chevron Picnic Quilt Tutorial

This tutorial is for a Hand-tied Picnic Beach Quilt using a simple patchwork of Riley Blake's new Seaside Collection for the quilt top and their Yellow Chevron Laminate Fabric for the back.

Seaside & Chevron Laminate

This quilt has already turned out to be one of the most loved projects that I have ever made and I adore how functional it is! The soft yellow, aqua, and gray palette is a favorite of mine and the adorable prints in this collection are so, so sweet! It's just perfect for Summer sewing!

Seaside Patchwork

I really hope you like this tutorial as much as we do! My project is up on the Riley Blake blog. Please be sure to stop by and check it out!

Seaside & Chevron Picnic Quilt Tutorial

GREAT NEWS, besides having the honor of guest posting on the Riley Blake Blog as part of the Design Team, I also get to host a new RBD Fabric Giveaway right here today!!!

How does a chance at winning a Fat Quarter Bundle of an entire Riley Blake Collection sound??!!

RBD sponsor

Well...the sweet folks at Riley Blake are so generously offering a Fat Quarter bundle of the entire Seaside Collection to one lucky reader!!! WOW!

Giveaway! -- The enitre Riley Blake Seaside Fat Quarter Bundle!!

You can find Seaside available with several of my sponsors --

Fat Quarter Shop    *    Pink Castle Fabrics    *    Skye Reve Fabrics *

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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 what Riley Blake Fabric Collection you're most loving these days?
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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)
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Followers of Maureen Cracknell Handmade get a second entry! Whether you follow me here, through your reader, or on Facebook, 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 at the end of this 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! 

As always, I thank you so much for stopping by!! 
And, I wish a very Happy 4th of July to all of my US readers today!

* * * * *  UPDATE  * * * * *

Thank you to all who entered and to Riley Blake Designs
for sponsoring this past weekend's Giveaway!! 

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  From 1,020 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner of the Seaside Fat Quarter bundle is...

Comment #993 -- Jodi, who said...
Hand-tied! Of course! I'm just finishing a laminated drawstring quilt and my machine HATES it! Thank you!
Congratulations Jodi!!! I will be in touch shortly!
I have new Fabric Giveaway with Fabric Envy beginning this morning, and another with Art Gallery Fabrics on Monday when I share my first Fat Quarter Gang Project -- so be sure to stop back!! 
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1,034 comments:

  1. I am a follower of Riley Blake blog.

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  2. seaside is my favourite! i have been debating buying a bundle for a month.

    i love the quilt! i want to make a tied quilt one day...

    supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  3. I just love this seaside collection, it has all the colors that is so soothing to the eye.

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  4. I'm a follower via RSS!

    supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  5. i follow the riley blake blog via rss!

    supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  6. Love the fabric! It screams "summer". Thanks for a chance.

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  7. These seaside fabrics are so adorable! I would love to win some. Thanks for a chance. Happy Fourth of July!

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  8. What a great idea for using laminate!!! I would never have of thought of that!

    I love Apple of My Eye. I have a fq bundle of all of it, but don't know what quilt pattern to use yet.

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  9. I really love their Sunny Happy Skies, the flowers are just too cute and the dots, well, you can never have enough dots, right?

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  10. And I follow you in my reader. Thanks for the give away chance!

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  11. I follow your lovely blog.

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  12. I love the seaside collection, such a beautiful summer collection!

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  13. I am a Riley BLake facebook and blog follower!

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  14. I follow the Riley Blake blog.

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  15. I follow you on google reader/GFC!

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  16. I love the chevrons, but that seaside collection!

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  17. Happy 4th of July to you M! I would love the Seaside collection from Riley Blake for sure! divine! axmathews@hotmail.com

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  18. Wow, your quilt is just wonderful! I never tried making one before but I will put it on my to-do list :)

    I just love all Riley Blake fabrics but if I had to choose it would still be the All Stars Fabrics!

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  19. I like Riley Blake on Facebook!

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  20. My favorite Riley Blake is the Costume Clubhouse. Seaside is very sweet too! Mary

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  21. I'm following you on Facebook!

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  22. I follow you Maureen via blog and Facebook. Mary

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  23. I also follow you on FB and your blog. Thank you so much for the tutorial! Love the seaside collection from RB but all her designs are amazing anyway! axmathews@hotmail.com

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  24. Seaside is amazing. I also love dress up days.
    Jchlangley@gmail.com

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  25. Hard to pick a favorite! but I do like the Andrea Victoria line.

    jpike11@gmail.com

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  26. I'm a be follower of Riley Blake on Facebook. Mary

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  27. I am a follower of Maureen's blog.
    Jchlangley@gmail.com

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  28. That seaside collection is so cute - it would make a great quilt to keep up at the cottage!

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  29. I follow your blog through Google reader

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  30. Love love love Riley Blake's blog. I am a follower of her blog, needless to say. Thank you for the giveaway! Adelina axmathews@hotmail.com

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  31. I am loving the Chevrons so much.

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  32. I follow RBD blog and Facebook.

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  33. I follow Riley Blake on my Google Reader now too! Thanks for the link to another great blog.

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  34. There are so many great designs but I'm really lovin' Alpine Wonderland right now!

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  35. I am a fan of the chevron fabrics. What a GREAT giveaway! Thanks!

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  36. I follow you on Google Reader. Thanks again!

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  37. I follow Riley Blake on FB

    jpike11@gmail.com

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  38. I'm already one of your happy followers :o)

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  40. wow, what a great (and generous) offer! their seaside collection is my favorite right now, though I'm also looking forward to their Mystique collection.

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  41. Hi, I'm a huge fan of chevrons. Picnic quilt looks great - so practical with the laminate backing x

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  42. *and* I like Riley Blake via facebook.

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  43. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook.

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  44. I am crushing on the seaside collection and I love your picnic quilt!

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  45. And I follow your blog on Google Reader x

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  46. I follow Maureen Cracknell Handmade.

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  47. I still love the Riley Blake - Boo To You collection - most adorable Halloween fabric ever!

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  48. I follow you on FB....btw...love love love what you do!

    jpike11@gmail.com

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  49. Seaside is on my wish list; perfect for summetime sewing. Thanks for the chance.

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  50. I am a follower via RSS Feeds. Happy 4th!

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  51. I follow Riley Blake on Google reader.

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  52. It's summertime, so I'm all about taking my kids to the beach...which means I love Seaside! :)

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  53. I like Riley Blake on Facebook.

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  54. I am a follower of the Riley Blake blog.

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  55. I like this bundle you have in the giveaway. It looks so summery and would be great to make anything from it.

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  56. I love Seaside! It is one of my favorites!

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  57. I like Riley Blake Designs on Facebook.

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  58. I love the colorful christmas flannel. I'm going to be making a rag quilt for my boys. :)

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  59. I think I'd have to have the Seaside collection so I could make that VERY blanket. It's precious! Makes me think of childhood summers!
    kandicemcdermottphotography(at)ymail(dot)com

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  60. I love this collection and need to make a baby boy quilt, so I'd love to win! What a generous giveaway -- thanks!

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  61. Happy 4th! What a perfect giveaway for the holiday! I love this collection! I have some but would LOVE more!

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  62. I'm following RBD on FB!
    kandicemcdermottphotography(at)ymail(dot)com

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  63. I'm following MCH on FB! :-)
    kandicemcdermottphotography(at)ymail(dot)com

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  64. Oooh what a brilliant prize! I'd love to make one of those for if it ever stops raining!

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  65. love the fabric and quilt

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  66. I'm looking forward to Cotton Ombre! And I absolutely wouldn't mind to get my hands on Seaside. Happy 4th!

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  67. i follow maureen

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  68. I just discovered Seaside through Cottage Mama's Facebook page and love it!

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  69. I really love the Seaside Collection.. So perfect for summer!

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  70. I follow Riley Blake via google reader.

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  71. I just love Millie's Closet by Riley Blake, but Seaside is my next favorite one that I want to create with!!
    RuthNParadise@aol.com

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  72. I also follow you via google reader.

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  73. I am now following Riley Blake on Facebook

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  74. I follow Riley Blake's blog and facebook page. :)
    RuthNParadise@aol.com

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  75. Love, love, love this new line! Yay!

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  76. I have been following your blog for quite a while with Google Reader.

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  77. i'm loving the seaside collection!
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  78. I have liked your Facebook page.

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  79. I am following you on here and facebook! (and your awesome pinterest boards too!) :)
    ruthnparadise@aol.com

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  80. I have liked the Riley Blake Facebook page.

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  81. I liked Riley Blake on FB too!!

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  82. What don't I love from Riley Blake?! Love Seaside and Chevrons and looking forward to Ombre Dots and Rainbow dots! Would love to make a quilt out of these seaside fabrics. :) Great giveaway...someone is going to be very lucky!!

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  83. I love the Apple of My Eye collection! The picnic quilt is lovely. I am thinking of making one for my daughter for Christmas.

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  84. This collection is great, I'd love to try and make a quilt for my little guy with it.

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  85. I'm loving Fly a Kite right now. It's just so super cute! And I LOVE kites!! :)

    Muwwae@gmail.com

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  86. I love "Costume Clubhouse" and "Seaside"!
    Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  87. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook...

    muwwae@gmail.com

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  88. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook and their blog :)

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  89. I love seaside...have some half yard pieces in my cart at Fat Quarter Shop... haven't pushed check out yet...

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  90. How can I not follow MCH?! Of course! I'm a follower. :D

    muwwae@gmail.com

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  91. I like Riley Blake on Facebook (and IRL)

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  92. I love this fabric!!! Your quilt is gorgeous!! What a great idea!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this bundle!! Can't wait to check out your blog more!!

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  93. Wow what a generous giveaway!!! I would love to win!!!

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  94. I love their ombre dots fabric! So fun!

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  95. I follow riley blake on FB

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  96. I am a follower of your blog and love it!! Love those fabrics too - I could make myself a rocking chair blanket and cheer myself up!

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  97. If I won it will be the 1st fat quarter bundle I have ever owned! Fanks!

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  98. I'm loving SongBird Cottons right now :-) Thanks for the very generous giveaway! Have a Happy 4th!

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  99. I am a follower of the Riley Blake blog.

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  100. Great fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  101. That's such a fantastic idea. I love too many Riley Blake fabrics to pick a favourite.

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  102. I am also a long time follower of your blog ;-D

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  103. Count me in! Please! What a great collection and funny thing is I was just over at the FQS looking at it! One question....with the laminated fabric on the back, is it still washable or are there special instructions for this type of cloth? Is it the same as oilcloth? Thank Maureen and Riley Blake design team! Yours turned out GORGEOUS!!!

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    1. Great question!! Laminate Fabric is not able to go into the washing machine. It is recommended to use a spray cleaner on the laminate side and I plan to spot clean and air dry the quilted cotton side. You also can only iron the non-coated side, so I made sure that there weren't any wrinkled before sewing my quilt together. I haven't had any problem with wrinkles at all!

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  104. I'm in Christmas sewing mode right now so I'm looking at the Santa's Workshop collection!

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  105. I'm also a follower of your blog.

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  106. Given current heat wave, I'd choose seaside.

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  107. Gotta love all of Riley Blake's products!

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  108. I just love this seaside collection and so will my grand daughters!

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  109. Maureen, I went over to the RB blog and it was dated April 25th and had your chevron tote tutorial. Isn't that where the picnic blanket tutorial was supposed to be or am I not understanding something correctly?

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I mention above that the tutorial won't be up until later today, since we are in different time zones! I'll add a direct link here once I have it! I didn't want to wait until this afternoon to share my own blog post, because of the giveaway! :)

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  110. I just bought some Dress Up Days for my son's room, but I am also still stuck on those chevrons!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. Love the fabric! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  112. And, I am a happy follower!

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  113. I love this fabric line and your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. I'm really lovin' the Cotton Ombre Dots collection.

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  115. I follow the Riley Blake blog, too.

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  116. I like anything boy friendly and Riley Blake are great at designing ranges for boys and gender-neutral which is even better.

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  117. I follow you on google reader x

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  118. And I am also already a Riley Blake follower

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  119. I follow your blog:) Happy 4th of July!

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  120. I still love Fly a Kite a lot. It is so cute.

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  121. I like Riley Blake on Facebook. Couldn't figure out how to 'follow' their blog.

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  122. I LOVE Hoo's in the Forest and Alphabet Soup!
    kristin.geater@gmail.com

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  123. I follow Riley Blake Designs on Facebook.

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  124. I follow Maureen Cracknell via Google Reader.

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  125. thanks for the chance to win! i love Riley Blake fabrics!!!!

    wilber.julie@ymail.com

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  126. There sure is a steady stream of wonderful fabrics coming from Riley Blake! Would love to win this!

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  127. I love Riley Blake fabrics but the Songbird cottons are jumping out at me lately. The Seaside collection is fabulous too.

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  128. I am loving that chevron laminate!! terrific stuff!

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  129. I love that material so cute. Would love to make something out of it.

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  130. I follow Riley Blake blog and love the tutorials and ideas shared.

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  131. i love the seaside collection, but the chevrons are amazing! and the ombre dots, and i could go on...

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  132. Thank you for another wonderful giveaway. Would love to share the fabric with my daughter-in-law. Sewing the fabric would help her pass the time until my son returns from active duty in Afghanistan.

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  133. and i follow riley blake on facebook too!

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  134. facebook follower!!
    dlhames@gmail.com

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  135. my fav is Apple of My Eye, love it and thanks for chance!

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  136. I love the print with the little boy and girl and all the sailboats. This is now my current favorite Riley Blake line.

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  137. Hoo's in the forest is one of my favourites!

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  138. Oh this is awesome. I have an Ufo quilt top waiting to be finished for a picknick blanket and now I know how I will make the back. Such a great idea! Thanks so much!

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  139. I am already a Riley Blake follower!

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