Friday, March 4, 2016

The Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour : Alexis Wright & GIVEAWAY!

When I get the chance to share garments made using my fabric designs it's so exciting for me! Learning to sew clothing is a big life goal of mine, but until that happens, I rely on my friends who do it so well to showcase my fabrics in all the ways I can't! Today's Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour guest is one of my very favorite sewing friends and clothing maker! When I reached out to Alexis Wright of My Sweet Sunshine asking her to make something for the tour, she suggested making something for herself and I was delighted!

I sent Alexis several yards of my Fleet & Flourish knit Thriving Threads in Light and I love what she created! This pretty dress is the Bridgetown Backless Dress by pattern maker Sew House Seven!

Fleet & Flourish Dress ~ Alexis Wright

Alexis looks so stunning in every single photo! It was hard to choose just a few to share. I especially love the open back!

Fleet & Flourish Dress ~ Alexis Wright

Fleet & Flourish Dress ~ Alexis Wright

Be sure to visit the My Sweet Sunshine BLOG to see more of Alexis' gorgeous photography and to read all the details about her Fleet & Flourish dress!

Besides creating this dress for the blog tour today, I want to share a few more inspiring garments Alexis made with my Fleet & Flourish strike-off & AGF's Pure Element solids to help me out with my full collection debut at International Quilt Market in Houston this past Fall!

Fleet & Flourish Dress ~ Alexis Wright

Fleet & Flourish Dress ~ Alexis Wright

Fleet & Flourish Dress ~ Alexis Wright

Fleet & Flourish Dress ~ Alexis Wright

I just love everything my sweet friend makes!!

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We're ending this week of the tour with another AMAZING Giveaway from Llama Fabrics!

Fleet & Flourish ~ Llama Fabrics

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For this week's Fabric Giveaway Llama Fabrics is offering the ENTIRE Fat Eighth bundle of Fleet & Flourish, both here on the blog and on my Instagram!! Each bundle includes all TWENTY prints that make up my new collection! How amazing and generous!!

You can find this bundle newly available as a fat eighth, a fat quarter, a half yard, and as a complete one yard bundle, along with blender bundles & single cuts of your choosing in the Llama Fabric Shop!! 

Fleet & Flourish ~ Llama Fabrics

Enter to win! 

Here's how,
 
1. Simply leave a comment here under this post! We'd love to know which project from this second week of the Blog Tour most caught your eye, feel free to share! (one entry)
2. Follow Llama Fabrics on Facebook and/or Instagram! 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! If you follow here, on Instagram, or on Facebook just let me know 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 Instagram, tweet, Facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, March 7th! The winner will be picked next week at random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog.

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment! 

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A BIG thanks to all who entered our Giveaway! This week's lucky winner is commenter,  Sandy N ~ Congratulations, I will be touch shortly!  ♡ Maureen

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  2. I follow you on Facebook, Maureen. E-mail ronnicat at Hotmail.com

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  3. My favorite projects this week are those precious baby girl clothes. I want to have another baby just to make them! Not really, lol. ronnicat at Hotmail.com

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  4. Am now following Llama Fabrics. Pretty stuff!! ronnicat at Hotmail.com

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  5. Such a beautiful fabric line! I really loved the quilt made my Modern Handcraft. It really shows the fabrics. Thanks!
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  6. I follow you! Thanks.
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  7. This week i loved the Appalachian Mountain Mini by Christopher Thompson!!!

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  8. I follow Llamafabrics on Facebook!!

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  9. I follow your blog and your facebook page!

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  10. I really like the dress on the top of this particular post. It's simple, yet the back of the top really takes it to the next level.

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  11. I follow Llamafabrics on Facebook.

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  12. Also shared your FB post on my FB page. Thank you Llama fabrics for this opportunity!!!

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  13. I'm sharing this giveaway on Facebook.

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  14. Thank you Maureen for the nice comments and for letting me join in on the blog tour!! Can't wait to see what you have next! I am sure it will be spectacular as always!

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  15. Love the older girls top! Which pattern is that?

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  16. I follow Llama Fabrics on IG under jonquilsgrdn.

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  17. I follow you on IG under jonquilsgrdn .

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  18. Me please! The quilt by Modern Handcraft is perfection and I want to copy it immediately!

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  19. I follow Llama Fabrics on Instagram as juliakpeel

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  20. I follow you on Instagram as juliakpeel

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  21. I really like those little dresses.

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  22. I really liked Nicole's project this week. Such a simple, sweet, beautiful quilt!

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  23. That pink baby dress is stunning ❤ I also follow you on instagram as @lupilotty - email a1fanatic@hotmail.com

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  25. Follow Llama Fabrics on Facebook

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  26. Love the baby dresses! They are adorable!

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  27. Looks amazing! That dress is brilliant!

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  28. I like Llama Fabrics on facebook!

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  29. I follow Maureen on bloglovin and like her on facebook!

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  30. Aaaaaaaaand, I tweeted the giveaway! (@Jennyroo1) Thanks for all the extra chances to win!

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  31. Love this fabric line! I think I would love to try (I'm not a garment sewer) one of the cute little baby dresses since I am blessed to have a grand daughter.

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  32. Honestly I've loved those baby dresses since the first I had seen them.

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  33. Absolutely love the fuchsia dress with pom pom trim. So many great project ideas this week!

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  35. I follow Llama Fabrics on Facebook

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  36. I'm following Llama Fabrics on Facebook.

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  37. I loved the quilt from Modern Handcraft! Great way to showcase the collection!

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  38. I am following Llama fabrics on Instagram!

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  39. My favorite was Amanda Jean's HST quilt over at Crazy Mom Quilts. Her 13 inch blocks showed off the wonderful large print fabrics really well.

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  40. I am your follower on Bloglovin. Great bog tour. Sew many creative quilters!

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  41. What a fun blog tour! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I am following Llama Fabrics on Instagram. Great sponsor. Thanks for the chance...

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  43. These are so cute! I wish I had granddaughters to sew for!

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  44. I follow you Maureen on Facebook, blog lovin and instagram

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  45. I follow Llama Fabrics on Facebook

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  46. I have shared the giveway on my Facebook page

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  47. Stunning little girls dresses ! Just adore them!

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  48. I follow you now on Facebook but used to follow in blogland anyway : )

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  49. And I'm sharing the fun on FB too : )

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  50. What an awesome giveaway! Someone is going to love this bundle. I would have to do some selfish sewing with it. :)

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  51. I am loving the blog tour, and I love the Fleet&Flourish fabric line!

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  52. I follow Llama Fabrics on Facebook.

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  53. I follow MCH on Bloglovin and Facebook. <3

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  54. I follow Llama Fabrics on Instagram, @notqnot

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  55. I follow you on Instagram and on the blog.

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  56. Beautiful dress and location where the pics were taken is dreamy����.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  57. I love the backless dress - I think I'd actually want to make that dress for myself - love it!

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  58. I now follow Llama fabrics on instagram! Looks like a great shop!

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  59. I shared the giveaway on Instagram.

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  60. I follow you on instagram too!

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  61. I loved the bag shown on facebook fewo days ago!

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  62. I follow Liama fabrics on facebook....
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  63. I follow you through bloglovin as well.

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  64. I follow llama fabrics on IG: helumalai

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  65. I loved the triangle quilt. and this dress, it was weird it look like her head was turned backwards.. but mostly it was flourishy...

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  66. I love the dress! I mostly make clothes myself, so I'd love to use this fabric for a wallet.

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  67. i Follow Llama Fabrics on Facebook

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  68. I am one of your faithful followers on Facebook!

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  69. I shared your post on Facebook!

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  70. I am now following Llama fabrics on Facebook!

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  71. My fav project that has been shared this week is the Make your Getaway bag by Kiss Kiss Quilts!!

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  72. I usually only have eyes for quilts and quilted projects, but the clothes today...the long purple skirt with the ruffled top is just. sew. perfect! Thanks for another awesome week of inspiration Maureen, and another chance to win some of your gorgeous fabrics :)

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  73. Im in LOVE with the backless dress!

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  74. Absolutely love the tiny baby dresses! I know it doesn't technically count but OMG!

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  75. Loved the photos of the mountain mini. Thanks for the chance at your beautiful fabric.

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  76. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram

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  77. I loved the bag this week. Well everything really.

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  78. I like Nicole's quilt the most great with the white background!

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  79. I follow you on bloglovin and everywhere else

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  80. Oh my! I love her long dress, it is stunning. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  81. The Bridgetown backless dress looks lovely, and easy to make. Very nice for spring and summer.

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  82. OH I love fleet and flourish..

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  83. I follow Llama Fabrics on Facebook.

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  84. I follow you on Facebook, Maureen, and also here on your blog.

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  85. Nicole was my favorite. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  86. Following Llama fabric on Facebook...

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  87. I like all three of the baby girl dresses, sadly, the only girls right now are 7 and 12 and the boys would be less then excited eyreka1@gmail dot com

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  88. Following you on Bloglovin'. Great hop! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  89. I follow Llama Fabrics on Instagram as eyreka1 eyreka1@gmail dot com

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  90. I follow you on Instagram as eyreka1 eyreka1@gmail dot com

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  91. I love the quilt Modern Handcraft made.

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  92. I follow Llama Fabrics on Instagram.

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  93. I follow you on Instagram and Bloglovin.

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  94. I just pinned this giveaway. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/180144053823381711/

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  95. The bags on KissKissQuilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  96. Appalachian Mountain Mini is my favorite this week.
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  97. I follow you on Bloglovin.
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  98. I follow and buy LOTS from LLama fabrics

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  99. The Nicke Cutler bags are a must do!!!

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  100. I love the little girls' dresses.
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  101. I get your emails. cbakaj@snet.net

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  102. I follow you on facebook.
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  103. My favourite this week is Appalachian Mountain Mini. Love, love love it!

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  104. I follow you on Bloglivin and I love love love you and your art!

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  105. SHARED GIVEAWAY WITH MY QUILTY FRIENDS https://www.pinterest.com/pin/187110559496045475/
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  106. I follow Llama Fabrics on FB!

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  107. I am now following Llama Fabrics!

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  108. HELLO,my favorite this week is Appalachian Mountain Mini!Thanks for a grand giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  109. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON FB !
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  110. HAPPY TO FOLLOW LLAMA FABRICS ON FB !
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  111. My favorite project so far is the quilt that Nicole from MOdern Handcraft made. It's so sweet and vintage looking! Love your fabrics!

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  112. I love the Bridgetown Backless Dress in Fleet and Flourish. Love it! Would like two or three for myself!

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  113. I follow Llama Fabrics on IG. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. I follow you here and on IG. Thanks!

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  115. I love in love with all of these dresses!

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  116. I follow Llama Fabrics on FB and Instagram

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  117. I follow you on FB, Instagram and by email

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  118. Shared on my blog:

    http://rainasrantsravesandrevelations.blogspot.com/2016/03/maureen-cracknell-handmade-fleet.html

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  119. The fabrics and so gorgeous - loving all the dresses!

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  120. Now following llama fabrics on Instagram too!

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  121. Nicole's quilt is my favorite this week, but if I had a little girl in my life, those little outfits would be on top of the list.

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  122. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  123. My favorite is still the diamond star quilt from last week. However, asking me to choose is like picking a favorite offspring, haha.

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  124. I love all of the projects from this week but I am always impressed by the bags that so many talented people are able to make!

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  125. Following Llama Fabrics on Instagram!

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  126. I loved the 'Getaway Duffle' bag. I would get a lot of use out of that :-)

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  128. Following you on IG and FB. Thank you for all the chances to win this incredible bundle! I also follow Alexis and I love the blue and pink little girls' dresses. Going to look for the pattern now for my granddaughter!

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  129. I am following Llama Fabrics on Facebook
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!
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  130. I'm a faithful follower of your blog.

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  131. The gateway bag.
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  132. I have Llama Fabrics in my Favorites on Facebook.

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  133. I am following Llama fabrics on FB
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  134. I had a hard time choosing a favorite. It was between Nicke's Noodlehead Poolside Tote and Nicole's beautiful quilt. I love them both. Of course, your fabric has a lot to do with how beautiful these projects turned out. I adore Fleet & Flourish.

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  135. I've been following your creative spirit on Bloglovin' for awhile. Love the new Fleet and Flourish fabric, especially the log cabin print.

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  136. I am following Llama Fabrics on Facebook!

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  137. I follow you on Facebook too! You inspire me!

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  138. I love fabrics, thank you for opportunity. Like the Gateway bag.
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  139. I tweeted
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  140. I love the brick quilt made my Modern Handcraft.

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  141. I am following you via e-mail.
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  142. I LOVE THESE OUTFITS MADE ON MY SWEET SUNSHINE BLOG...GORGEOUS

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  143. My favorite was the Appalachian Mountain Mini, but everything was beautiful. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. I love the mini by the Tattoo quilter.

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  145. OH these are cute little outfits! I have all male grandsons though!

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  146. I follow your blog and have fr a couple years! They are great by email. I have a special folder fo you!

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  147. I think this week my favorite was the tote by Nicke Cutler

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  148. I posted the giveaway on my fabulous giveaway board on Pinterest

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  149. I like Llama Fabrics on Facebook.

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  150. Such a beautiful dresses and fabrics.This week I`m doing little blocks.

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  151. I loved the quilt! I think the simple design really highlights the fabrics, it's amazing

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  152. I follow your blog through bloglovin

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  153. I love these fabrics! Thanks.
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  154. I follow Llama Fabric through Instagram

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  155. I follow you here. :)
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  156. this has been a fun hop. i especially love the little peach dress. they are all cute. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  157. Oooh! I love this dress! Here in MN it snowed this morning, so I'm more than a little jealous to see a pretty summer dress being worn out in a beautiful field. Like you, though, I have yet to tackle clothing. Thank you for the opportunity! Ruth. ruth_hase@yahoo.com

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  158. i follow LamaFabrics on fb
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  159. i follow you on email and fb
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  160. i shared on fb
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  161. This week my favourite project is Nicke's getaway duffle bag. The Fleet & Flourish fabrics look amazing!

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  162. I'm following Llama Fabrics on Facebook.

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  163. I follow llama fabrics on Facebook

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