Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cloud9 Cushions { & A Fabric GIVEAWAY! } : :

Bark & Branch Pillow Set

As planned, this past weekend I turned that gorgeous fat quarter bundle of Cloud9 Fabric's Bark & Branch collection into a happy stack of quilted pillows!

Bark & Branch Pillow Set

For the three patchwork pillows I simply made a pile of half square triangles, geese units, narrow strips in varying widths, and began imrov piecing one pillow top at a time!

Bark & Branch Pillow SetThere are so many wonderful, low volume prints in this collection! I did put some effort into separating the color values as I sewed each pillow together, but I do think my piecing really does shine best up close. I especially love the diamond and zigzag pattern that emerged with the placement of my flying geese! I definitely plan to work this pattern into another project very soon!

Bark & Branch Pillow Set

As I worked my way through the bundle, this Forest Floor leaf print became my most favorite, so I made sure to keep just enough to quilt up for my 12" x 16" pillow form!

Bark & Branch Pillow Set

Bark & Branch Pillow Set

I pressed each pillow top to a piece of HeatnBond Fleece, used a 50wt Aurifil for all of my quilting, and finished with an Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in black as my pillow backing! The combination of these really makes a beautiful and sturdy pillow!

Bark & Branch Pillow Set

Along with my bundle of Bark & Branch, Cloud9 Fabrics also sent me a bundle of Koi Canvas to Giveaway today!! Click right HERE to get a better look, the colors are gorgeous!!

Cloud9 Love!

Koi Canvas Giveaway!!

To enter,

 -- Simply leave a comment here in this post! I'd love to know what you'd make with your FQ bundle of Koi Canvas?
-- You can follow the Cloud9 Facebook page, Blog, or Instagram as an optional extra entry! Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry.
-- My followers get an extra entry, too!

I'll be sure to add the winner to the bottom of this post!

Thank you so much stopping by today!!!   Maureen

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Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!! From  1,150 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is... 

Comment #29 --   * Linda * Congratulations, I'll be in touch shortly! 

1,165 comments:

  1. I would have to start to dig through the patterns after I looked at the fabric close up - I can rarely ever decide what I would make from a bundle when seeing a side view - I have to really look at it - it would be used though for sure !!

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  2. Great cushions, that leaf print is stunning

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  3. I would make a baby quilt for my friend's daughter...:)

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  4. well I would love to make some pillows!!! Your improve is FANTASTIC!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  5. I love your Bark and Branch pillows! I have been making quilted zippered cosmetic bags out of these fabrics for my friends lately! They just love the modern, yet sophisticated colors! The blue bird fabric seems to be the favorite of the young adults (my daughters age) and the leaves are the favorite of my (50-ish and stylish) friends! Love your work.

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  6. Your pillows are beautiful. Gives me some inspiration for my current redeco project going on... Also have been looking for something to use for a travel tote and the Koi Canvas might just be the thing.

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  7. I follow you on fb and bloglovin

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  8. Would love to make pillows and bags from this!

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  9. Beautiful, thanks for posting on Facebook. Would have not thought about putting those colors together, and they look great!

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  10. A baby quilt. What beautiful colors and lines!

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  11. I follow your blog by email and facebook.

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  12. I would have to make pillows, you can never have too many pillows.

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  13. Your pillows are really cute and I agree with you on the Forest Floor leaf print. I really like it. I would make some pillows to put on my couch in our porch. Makes me think of warm sunny days.

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  14. Beautiful! I would make a nature mobile for a baby's room.

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  15. I follow Cloud 9 facebook page.

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  16. I've been working on a pillow cover based on a dream about trees and interesting perspective lines, and this is the collection that I need to make it happen!

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  17. I'm thinking Super Tote front! :-) The pillows you made are really lovely, I the print which is your favourite is really so pretty. It's witty as well, since it looks both like leaves and feathers, so it fits in so well with the birds and trees! I love when designers come up with stuff like that!

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  18. These fabrics look awesome as pillows.

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  19. I would make the twisted sister quilt

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  20. I follow the Cloud9 on Facebook.

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  21. I am so envious of your flare for putting the right fabrics together. I'd want to buy more fabric and make a king sized quilt.

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  22. I love your pillows. With the Koi - I would love to make a large sewing kit for my EPP projects!. Canvas would be the ideal medium.
    Thanks for the chance.
    xo jan@ sewandsowfarm

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  23. I would make the twisted sister quilt

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  24. I am not sure about it, but it looks like I could make some cute cushions for my front porch rocking chairs with the canvas but that awesome bark and branch would definitely become a wonderful quilt for my recliner in the living room :)

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  25. Hello ! Thanks for the giveaway...
    I would make some small assorted pillows with the bundle, I like its colors !

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  26. I love Cloud 9 and already follow them on Facebook! (They featured my Tsuru quilt! :)
    xo jan

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  27. Oooh I'd make a new bag...although I am in need of some new pillow covers...

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  28. The fabric is wonderful. Absolutely love the pillows. I love the leaf pattern one the best. I going to make one for myself, no probably two. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. I am a very happy follower of MCH!
    xo jan

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  30. I follow Cloud9 on IG (@quiltsnkids)

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  31. Those pillows are beautiful. I think that canvas would be wonderful for recovering dining room and/or bar chairs. Hmmmm!

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  32. I like Cloud 9 on FB. I even added the page to my favorites. Their fabric is exciting.

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  33. Ooh, I really want some Koi Canvas to make a draft stopper for my front door. Go away, winter!

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  34. A quilt to snuggle in while I stitch, of course!

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  35. The fabrics are wonderful!
    vleonardos@yahoo.com

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  36. I check your blog daily to see what you're up to. I follow you by e-mail, Bloglovin, and FB.

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  37. These are crying out to be part of a tote!

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  38. I followed the blog to get an extra shot. Thanks!

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  39. i think i would make some boxy pouches. thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. i'm a follower of your blog and on instagram

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  41. Oh I've been ogling Koi for a while now. I think I would probably make a bag of some sort!

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  42. Cloud Nine had had some awesome designs of late. Follow them, too

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  43. Gorgeous fabrics! I'm looking for fabric for a big divided bag for my knitting, and these would be perfect.

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  44. Love the fabric, would make a cute tote bag or some outdoor pillows.

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  45. I've loved that Birch and Bark since it came out! I really need to get me some..I love all things trees, leaves and birds are a new love on fabric lately. Anyhoo, I probably would use some of that canvas on journal covers and tea wallets...maybe a nice wallet for myself would be in order too....so versatile a fabric. Thanks for the great giveaways week to week. (mickey louth)

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  46. I follow Cloud9 on fb as mickey louth

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  47. I follow you on fb as mickey louth

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  48. I follow you on FB and Bloglovin. kcannon@anwsu.org

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  49. Your pillows are lovely and remind me that my sofa needs a facelift. The Koi Canvas would be perfect!

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  50. I follow your blog and Cloud 9's blog and FB page. Love Cloud 9's fabric, have for awhile. Bright, love their lines. Thanks for all the fun.

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  51. I would make an apron and some potholders. kcannon@anwsu.org

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  52. I love Charlie Harpers work! The pillows are great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. I think the prints would sew up into some really sweet bags for springtime.

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  54. Beautiful & SO MY STYLE!!!! I would love to use the LOL fabric to make curtains and a matching quilt for my daughters room. She's kicking away in my belly and due early this June! :)

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  55. So very nice. I'll need to make throw pillows after I've made slip covers for the sofa and chairs in our living room. They'll need color!

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  56. Would def make cushions too, went out and bought fabric last week that doesn't match...don't u hate when that happens, so would love to win this bundle...Thanks

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  57. Oh HOLY COW!!!!! I have lost my sewjo lately but these are bringing it back fast!!!! Love the idea of showcasing gorgeous prints as pillows but I have some bare walls that need a little color via a smaller wall hanging…..yummy!

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  58. I follow you ..... fb, twitter, email

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  59. I'd make a mini quilt or stack of pillows, like the gorgeous ones you did.

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  60. I'm a follower of yours on Bloglovin'

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  61. Mmm, I absolutely love the colours in the Koi canvas! I think they're crying out to be made into a set of sturdy storage boxes. Thanks so much!

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  62. And I do follow you on Bloglovin!

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  63. Oh I love them! Great giveaway!

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  64. I would make a tote. I'm badly in need of a new tote for all my on the go sewing projects.

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  65. Actually some throw pillow covers would be perfect I think...I haven't made quilted ones yet, so that would br fun to try!

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  66. And I just started following Cloud 9 through Bloglovin' too!

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  67. I would make a divided basket to store quilting supplies in!

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  68. I would make tablet covers for gifts.

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  69. I would make a quilt with the FQ bundle!

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  70. I would make a few things! Pouches and maybe a tote! Thanks for the chance

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  71. Wow! I'd love to make little fabric baskets with this.

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  72. I need to make a throw quilt for a wedding gift, I think these would be perfect.

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  73. I am a facebook follower of Cloud 9!

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  74. I'm an avid follower of yours!

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  75. Gorgeous! I haven't done much 3-D sewing but I'd love to make a bag out of the Koi canvas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I follow your blog with Bloglovin. Plus FB & IG.

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  77. Would make some amazing reusable shopping bags!

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  78. Lovely - would be cushions for my front room

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  79. The Koi canvas would be perfect for pillows for my patio couch.

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  80. I follow you on instagram and facebook.

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  81. I would love to make some bibs or some lunch bags from this bundle!

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  82. I follow you on Instagram, Maureen :)

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  83. A chair cushion- I love this collection!

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  84. If I won, I suspect the gorgeous fabrics would become part of a quilt as that's where I'm having the most fun lately.

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  85. follow Cloud9 on fb
    designteam9@aol.com

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  86. I LOVE the pillows! Please, please, please let me win the pillows!

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  87. delicious fabric for pillows
    designteam9@aol.com

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  88. follow MCH on fb
    designteam9@aol.com

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  89. I would make a wallet and check book cover

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  90. I think I would make a decorative pillows for my oldest son's room. Those colors would go with the quilt I made for him.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  91. I'd make some new pillows to go with my newly made Koi quilt! Perfect timing! Thanks for the chance!

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  92. And I follow you via bloglovin!

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  93. Love all those pillows ~ great fabric ~ Cloud 9 has the best organics!

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  94. I follow your blog and Facebook too!

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  95. I follow Cloud 9 on their blog and Facebook!

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  96. I would make pillows as I am ready to redo my room.

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  97. I would have to make pillows after seeing your beautiful set. They would go wonderfully in my living room.

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  98. I'd make a quilt for the cottage. (sdenzel@hotmail.com)

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  99. I follow you on FB. (sdenzel@hotmail.com)

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  100. ooh, that is so beautiful I would definitely have to make something for me. Probably a tote or purse so I can carry it around and drool on it. ;)

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  101. I follow Cloud Nine on FB. (sdenzel@hotmail.com)

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  102. Beautiful. I love the pillows.

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  103. I need a new bag...tote style to lug all my kiddos loot around! This looks perfect:)

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  104. I would make a clutch or small handbag/tote

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  105. I follow you on Bloglovin, FB, and Instagram!

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  106. I follow the Cloud9 Facebook page as Raina DelRio

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  107. The pillows are wonderful! I would make pillows for my daughter!

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  108. not sure what I would make - with canvas need to feel it first to determine its suitability for different projects. My youngest daughter is still waiting for her zippered pouch - maybe works for that.

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  109. I follow Maureen Cracknell Handmade on FB, Twitter, Pinterest and by e-mail

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  110. I follow you on Bloglovin. Love those pillows!!

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  111. I follow you via BL, IG and FB :)

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  112. I have lots of ideas for these!

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  113. I love the look of the new canvas!! I would likely pair it with Essex for some great new bags, like Anna's duffel or 241. Fingers crossed!

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  114. Following Cloud9 on FB and Instagram too.

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  115. Following your always lovely work here!

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  116. I would make a lovely new handbag out of that Koi canvas, so pretty!

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  117. Those pillows are gorgeous I love the leaf print too. If I won, I would copy you and make pillows too. Lol

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  118. I have been following both blogs/Facebook. I would have to have the fabrics in hand, feel them, look at them, then decide what to make. My latest projects are pillows. Thanks for the give away.
    lvbabyboomer@yahoo.com / Diane

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  119. I'd make some cushions for sure, I've made them in standard cotton before but they aren't so robust. I'd definitely back in linen too for extra sturdiness, thanks for the tip!

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  120. I follow you on Facebook, Instagram, and BloglovinšŸ˜Š

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  121. Love your pillows! I would make a new tote bag with the canvas. I love the dragonfly print.

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  122. would love this fabric for my sad little living room!

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  123. It would be great to win...
    Thank you for the chance,
    Edit from Hungary

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  124. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

    Oh cool! This will make a great wallet or a purse! Or maybe a wallet that also works as a little purse?

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  125. ... and I'm your follower of course...

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  126. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

    I am following cloud9 on facebook

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  127. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

    And I am your follower through bloglovin' and facebook

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  128. Love both these lines. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  129. I follow you on FB and commented on today's post about the contest.

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  130. I would love to make pillows and a table runner with the fabulous fabric.

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  131. Would make a couple zip bags to help me organize and a colored pencil holder!

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  132. I just liked Cloud 9 fabric on FB....but in reality have liked them for much longer :-) Thanks for the chance to win

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