Monday, July 8, 2013

Nordika Zig Zag Quilt {and GIVEAWAY} : :

Nordika Zig Zag CLOSE UP

When the beautiful new Nordika collection by designer Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics arrived at my door just a couple weeks ago, I knew they had to become a quilt as soon as possible!

Nordika Zig Zag 4

Right away Haila asked if these fabrics could be made into a new quilt for her, that made me so happy, and we decided this FQ bundle would make the perfect zig zag pattern quilt!

Nordika Zig Zag 2

I planned out my design, then began by separating the darker value fabrics in this collection from the lighter ones, before I started piecing my blocks. You can see that well with a quick photo change to black & white, and I love the result!

Nordika Zig Zag 2 bw

The descending Zig Zag pattern made finding a beautiful staircase for our photo shoot a must! The intense colors in this collection against the old masonry was so beautiful to photograph! 

Nordika Zig Zag binding, dense quilting

For the binding Haila chose from my stash both a Raspberry Rose and London Red Pure Element solid. My girl has great taste and such an eye already, I especially love where those two colors meet!

Nordika Zig Zag thread and binding

For the quilting she chose an aqua variegated Aurifil 50wt from the Tula Pink Collection. This was my first quilt made using a variegated thread and I'm completely sold and in love with these threads now!!

Nordika Zig Zag folded

For the back I made use of the two panel pieces that came with my FQ bundle, adding in a bit more of Art Gallery Fabric's Pure Element solid in the Raspberry Rose & in my favorite Empire Yellow, along with a quick scrappy strip patchworking of my Nordika scraps.

Nordika Zig Zag Back

Nordika Zig Zag  hanging

As usual I took so many photos of this finished quilt, and I of course do have my personal favorites! The one above and this one of Haila running with her new quilt. She L♥VEs it!

Nordika Zig Zag Haila

This quilt came together so quickly and was so much fun to make! I do plan to share my pattern, but since we decided to start our family vacation a little early and will be headed to VA Beach on Thursday, followed by a week in Nags Head, it may be a little bit before I'm ready. I'm hoping that by the time I have it finished for sharing, Nordika will be fully stocked in all of our favorite shops!!

Nordika is scheduled to hit stores this month!! I'll be sure to add a list here of my shop sponsors that will be carrying this collection. For now, you can find the Art Gallery Fabric Pure Elements available at Fat Quarter Shop, Moona Fabrics, The Intrepid Thread, Pink Castle Fabrics, Stash Fabrics, and Contemporary Cloth!

Today, I get to host yet another surprise Fabric Giveaway for TWO FQ bundles of Nordika, courtesy of Art Gallery Fabrics!! Yes, that means two winners! One will receive the Alpine Valley colorway and the other will receive the Frost Valley!

Nordika
photo by Jeni Baker

Nordika
photo by Jeni Baker

Enter to Win!
 
Here's how,  

1. Simply leave a comment here in this post! We'd love to know which colorway you most love? You can view all prints in both the Alpine Valley and the Frost Valley colorways HERE! (one entry)
2. Follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook. Just let me know that you did by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry) 
3. My followers get a third entry! Whether you follow me here, on Facebook, or on Instagram, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry) 
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by tweet, instagram, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Friday, July 12th. The winner will be chosen by Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog!
 


Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful Monday!!   Maureen  

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Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!!

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From 1,741 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winners are...

    Comment #243 --   * Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing)
Comment #1646  -- *  Hannah  * 

Congratulations!!! I will be in touch shortly!     

1,750 comments:

  1. Love this beautiful zig zag quilt and the fabrics are fantastic. The Alpine Valley colorway is gorgeous!
    grace

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  2. I usually gravitate toward aqua , but I actually prefer the alpine color way.

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  3. That is a gorgeous quilt! I like the Frost Valley colorway, all the yummy pinks with greys.

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  4. So pretty. I'm surpised to say that I think the Frost Valley colourway would be my choice. Normally I gravitate to aqua but the tulip vines in licorice is to beautiful to resist! Thanks for the chance :)

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  5. Beautiful quilt. I love the Alpind color way. Very pretty fabrics.

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  6. I both color ways, but Alpine Valley has a slight edge with me!

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  7. Im totally in love with the frost valley colors,

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  8. and I follow Art Galleries on Facebook!

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  9. I follow your blog through GFC.

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  10. I just started following AGF on Facebook!

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  11. I already follow you on Facebook!

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  12. I shared the giveaway on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/53269208065685743/

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  13. Oh.. I would just love this!!!!
    Dyannaholster@yahoo.com

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  14. First of all - gorgeous quilt!!! Both of these colorways are stunning - but I think I prefer the Alpine just a shade more!

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. I just liked (followed) Art Gallery on FB (I'm Wendy Robards over there!)

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. I not only follow you on FB, I follow you on Feedly too :)

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. I pinned it, forgot to tell you because I got pulled into Pinterest time zone.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/271130840039680664/

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  18. Alpine Valley - thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I also follow you on Facebook!

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  21. LOVE THIS! Would love to make a Zig Zag of my own!

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  22. Following everyone, tweeted, and LOVE the Frost Valley!

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  23. I love the Frost Valley colorway.

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  24. I really like both colorways, but if you make me choose I will pick Alpine Valley.

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  25. Maureen...beautiful quilt!!! So fun and bold and unique!!! :) I LOVE Art Gallery Fabric. Truly the finest quality of any out there and OH SO SOFT!

    I'm having a hard time deciding which colorway I like best...I'll go for Alpine since I'm always picking pinks and reads. I need some more blue for my stash. Thank you!

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  26. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook as Raina DelRio

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  27. I follow Art Gallery on FB and on their blog too. :)

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  28. I follow your blog on GFC and I follow you on FB too! :)

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  29. I follow you on Facebook (as Raina DelRio) and on Instagram (as raina_delrio)

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  30. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  31. I tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/rainadelrio/status/354238815843532803

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  32. Your quilt is beautiful! Fantastic job :) I love both color combinations, but I think I like the Frost a tad bit more.

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  33. I follow you on fb and instagram.

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  34. I follow you on FB!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  35. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on FB!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  36. I have liked Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook!

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  37. Love the zigzag quilt - beautiful photography also.

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  38. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics also

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  39. I already follow you on Facebook as Jenny Bradley!

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  40. I really like both colour ways, but since I have to choose I think my fav would be Alpine.

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  41. This turned out wonderfully! I would probably choose Frost Valley if forced to decide :)

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  42. I'm a follower on Bloglovin :)

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  43. Flowerfall Jade is my fav print out of this collection!!

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  44. Frost Valley is my favorite color way. Thanks for the chance!

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  45. I'm big follower of you! (I've been "patiently" waiting for this line to come out!)

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  46. I follow you on instagram! The quilt is adorable, by the way.

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  47. I like the frost valley colorway!

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  48. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics of facebook!

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  49. I just started following Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook!

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  50. And I just shared the giveaway on facebook!!!

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  51. I love the Alpine Valley color way.

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  52. I shared your blog on my FB page!

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  53. I started following Art Gallery Fabrics on FB.

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  54. I follow you on FB and instagram

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  55. I just followed art gallery fabrics on FB

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  56. Frost Valley is my favorite of the two collections.

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  57. I follow you on FB. I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

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  58. I am following Art Gallery fabrics on facebook.

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  59. I am now following Art Gallery Fabrics on FB.

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  60. They are both very beautiful... if I have to choose, I think Alpine is my favorite. Thanks!

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  61. I love the Alpine Valley color way. Being a natural redhead, I am always drawn to aquas.

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  62. Hard to choose, but I like the Frost Valley.

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  63. Oh man, I don't know which colorway I like better--both are absolutely stunning!

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  64. Wow I really like both color pallets but I lean towards the Frost Valley. Awesome giveaway!

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  65. Frost Valley, because it's been so hot here, I'm looking forward to having some frost again!

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  66. love 'em both, but I think alpine Valley is my favorite.

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  67. I love following you on Instagram and Facebook!

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  68. I follow AGF on FB --Fabulous Home Sewn Products

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  69. What an absolutely delightful quilt and that binding - so fun! Just loving your photoshoot too - extra special!!

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  70. LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric line in it's entirity but if I have to pick one it wuld be the alpine

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  71. And, I follow your blog on bloglovin'

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  72. I am following Art Gallery on FB.

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  73. I follow art gallery on face book

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  74. I love the Frost colorway, its beautiful!

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  75. I adore this quilt! Looking forward to the instructions... It's a hard choice, but I'd say that Alpine Valley is my favorite. Thanks for another great giveaway! Junie.None@gmail.com

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  76. I'm now following AGF on Facebook.

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  77. I Love your zigzag quilt...did a great job...Looking forward to the giveaway too...Have a great week...

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  78. I follow you. junie.none@gmail.com

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  79. Frost Valley is gorgeous.~ All are lovely though.

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  80. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook.

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  81. I'm now following you on Facebook. Love your work, so inspiring!

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  82. I love them both but the alpine valley is pretty out of my box and I would love to make something from it. :)

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  83. Just "followed" Art Gallery on FB. junie.none@gmail.com

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  84. Love the Nordika fabrics! I am especially partial to the Frost colorway.

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  85. Oh I love them both, I can't choose :)

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  86. ... AND I shared this post on Facebook! junie.none@gmail.com

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  87. Love the alpine colorway but would say no to frost either!!

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  88. shared on FB.
    https://www.facebook.com/bobbi.d.dougherty?hc_location=stream

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  89. You did a great job on your zigzag quilt...I look forward to all your give aways...One day I will win...

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  90. I follow anyone for free fabric!!!! Oh and I do love your blog Maureen!!!! Always such fun things to look forward to.... ;-)

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  91. I love both, but if I have to pick, Frost Valley.

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  92. That's a hard choice to make but if I had to choose it would be
    the Frost.
    Both have so....many possibilities for beautiful quilts and quilty
    items to share with family and friends.
    Let's just say - either one would truly make my day - my week -
    and beyond.
    Arleen

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  93. I think the turquoise is my favourite colourway

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  94. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on facebook:)

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  95. I LOVE this quilt! You did a great job.

    If you twist my arm, I think I like the Alpine Valley with the aqua tones a tad better, but they both are great and work so well together. Fabulous collection. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  96. I love the Whimsicöl Mist print.

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  97. Love the colors of this fabric, but I think I love the frost valley best!

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  98. I pinned... http://pinterest.com/pin/91972017363361422/

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  99. I'm following Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook.

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  100. I love your quilt, the designs works perfectly with the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  101. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook. Thank you for the chance!

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  102. I follow you on facebook!

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  103. I love the Alpine Valley colours, but both are beautiful! Thanks!
    (andicameron@live.ca)

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  104. I follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin'. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. :)

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  105. Following Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook.

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  106. Both color ways are wonderful but it I HAD to choose I would go with Frost :). Can't wait until its in stores so I can get a bundle :)

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  107. I now follow AGF and YOu on facebook. Love your zig zag quilt. Where were the pictures taken?

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  108. I follow you on FB! (andicameron@live.ca)

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  109. Love the zig zag quilt pattern and plan to make one in the near future. I have been following you for some time now and really enjoy all your information and projects. The fabrics in the Frost Valley collection are just georgous!!!

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  110. I follow your blog though Bloglovin'.

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  111. Twitted! https://twitter.com/angelababy2007/status/354244708823863297

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  112. Love them both but as the mummy of a girl it has to be Frost Valley - the colours are awesome.

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  113. Love the ziggity zigzag! Follow you on FB

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  114. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook

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  115. I follow Maureen Cracknell Handmade on Facebook and Bloglovin'

    PS I especially love the picture of your daughter running with the quilt.

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  116. Both color ways are gorgeous but I think Frost Valley just has the edge!
    Great giveaway - thanks for the chance!

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  117. Lovely quilt¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

    I love the Frost Valley colourway¡¡¡

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  118. A Nordica giveaway!?! It'll be well recieved up here in MN. Ya, you betcha! Following your blog like Ole follows rhubarb pie.

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  119. Your zigzag quilt came out beautifully!

    It's hard choosing but I think I like the Frost Valley better (by just a little!).

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  120. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on FB.

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  121. I follow you via Old Reader (since Google Reader is now gone).

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  122. I follow you on the blog, FB and instagramm, in a good way ;)

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  123. I love Frost Valley - those grays are wonderful!

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  124. i love this new collection! thanks for the chance to win some. :)

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  125. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  126. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on FB

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  127. i follow your blog on bloglovin'. :)

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  128. Tweeted the giveaway, too.
    https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/354245631331680257

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  129. Both are lovely together, but I'd probably choose Frost Valley.

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  130. I follow you on Bloglovin and FB!

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  131. Hi I love both Colorways, it's hard to choose so I'm just going to say Frost.

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  132. Love the Alpine Valley colors! I can think of so may things to sew with this bundle!

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  133. I like Art Gallery Fabrics on FB

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  134. I follow art gallery fabrics on Facebook!

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  135. i also like Art Gallery on FB. :)

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  136. I follow you on Fb and freely.

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