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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March Mini Giveaway!

Hey y'all!  Have you heard that Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring March Mini Madness?  The month of March is the time to whip up a little mini quilt and show it off on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the tag #marchminis!  There are still several days left in the month, and plenty of fabulous prizes, so jump right in!

In honor of March Mini Madness, Fat Quarter Shop has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway for my lovely readers as well.  Read on for the details!


For my mini, I used the Speck pattern, and rummaged through my scrap jars for the perfect little bits.  I had to modify the size to suit my needs, but the pattern was quick, fun, and simple to follow.  This entire little thing is only 14 inches square, and contains 147 pieces.  I must say though, even with all of those pieces it went together more quickly than I expected.

Instead of binding it, I just sewed it right sides together with batting (leaving an opening) and then turned it out.  I topstitched around the edge, quilted it, and this mini was all ready for it's new home.  By the way, I backed this quilt in a scrap piece of big black and white polkadots, but neglected to take a pic of the back.  Apologies!


It is the perfect little mat for the area beside my sewing machine and brightens my sewing space so much!  It will be great for keeping my seam ripper from rolling around and will perfectly soak up every drop of condensation from the drinks I will inevitably sit upon it.  Eek... it makes me happy!

Okay friends!  Here are the details of the giveaway.  Fat Quarter Shop is graciously providing a PDF of the Speck pattern that I used, along with two mini charm packs of the Color Theory line- plenty of mini squares for creating a sweet little mini of your own.


All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post.  Make sure that I can contact you!  I'll use a random number generator to select a winner next Tuesday, 3/31.    Good luck to all, and happy mini sewing!


199 comments:

  1. I love all the colours in your Mimi and that pattern is sweet!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  2. I would love to make this project! Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Wish there was a like button :) What a happy mini!

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  4. I would love to make this mini. Thanks for the chance.

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  5. I love the mini charms but have yet to use them. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  6. What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. I love all the bright colors with the white!

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  8. Thanks! That's a great giveaway! I love all the colors in your sweet mini quilt! cherisetoweratyahoodotca

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  9. What a cute little quilt and I like how you just sewed it right sides together and then turned it. Super fast and easy.Well done! Rina

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  10. This is an adorable little quilt! I love the way all of your scrap fabrics work together in this project.

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  11. Such a cute mini! I love mini charms and have collected a few, so I might have to look for this pattern!

    Sandy scotty4me39 (at) YAHOO . COM

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  12. Aw! I love your little mini! Great idea to skip the binding.

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  13. That is cute and I love the colors in this line. Thanks for the chance!!

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  14. Very cute. I didn't know about March Mini Madness.

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  15. Your mini quilt is gorgeous, Kelly. I love that pattern. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  16. have never made a mini, but there is a first time for everything isn't there.

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  17. I'd love to make a mini quilt out of those charm packs!
    renae1225@gmail.com

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  18. Very cute! I love making quilts with this pattern, so striking and simple. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  19. I've never made a mini before, but yours is so cute! I'd love to try one someday. :)

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  20. I love the mini. I was just looking at the Color Theory by V & Co and loving the colors and patterns. What a great set.

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  21. I would LOVE to win! What a great idea to use a mini on your sewing space table. I might have to borrow your idea! :) dressesandspurs at outlook dot com

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  22. Oh my, I love it, I'd whip that up as soon as I received the fabric!!

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  23. What a cute mini...love all the bright colors!

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  24. Kelly, that is just gorgeous. I recently purchased a book on mini quilts and so hope to get something made from it this year...so many projects, so little time :)

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  25. Great idea and lovely colors!!!

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  26. Hi Kelly! Your NEW Mini is Super beautiful! It's great to have a mat for tools next to the sewing table. I use one also for the scissors, ripper etc. What's the green 'thing' on your table? Thank you for a great give away! Those Fabrics are beautiful and so perfect for a Mini like yours. x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Such a gorgeous mini. It would be great to have that little beauty right at your sewing area. Thanks for the chance to win. wanderlust3572@gmail.com

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  28. Wow I just love your bright little mini. I've never made a mini, or used a charm pack, so it would be fun to try both at once. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I love the colours in your mini. Am also intrigued by that green thing!

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  30. I love mini quilts!!! I still have free space in my walls ;)

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  31. Kelly , your mini quilt screams spring and it is perfect. I love it.

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  32. Hope I win :) Such a lovely giveaway.
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  33. Love how your mini turned out and it does brighten your space! Thanks for the chance to win Kelly! Kathi

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  34. It's so bright and cheerful! Loving the polka dots. Shopgirl7232@yahoo.com

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  35. Very cute! Thanks for the give away.
    crazeematz@gmail.com

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  36. Your mini looks great!
    And I would love a chance to win. My email: flapflap (at) ziggo (dot) nl

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  37. Like your mini and the fabric line.

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  38. Love your mini Kelly! Would love to win!

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  39. Lovely fabric and cute mini! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

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  40. Beautiful bright fabric collection. It would brighten the space perfectly! Thank you for the chance to win.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  41. Those are such nice, bright colors to add a fantastic splash of color to your room. Sweet!

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  42. Sweet mini. I entered three mini's in FQS's March mini. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  43. Love your mini. Bright and cheerful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Your mini is adorable. Love it!

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  45. Great job on your mini! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. Nice finish on your table topper. Looks perfect.

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  47. Your mini quilt is just delightful!!! That would make me very happy next to my sewing machine too - what a great idea!

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  48. You inspire me to make more mini quilts! This is beautiful.

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  49. your mini is so cute, I do the same thing with my minis. I tend to use them where they could get a few drips on them here and there ARGH. But the fact that they make us happy is all that matters :)

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  50. Mini quilts are fun, as are dolly quilts!

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  51. I love minis cause you can get them done faster!
    bluewolf554@gmail.com

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  52. What a cute little mini!
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  53. Posted my mini to Instagram!

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  54. Sometimes a cute little mini is all I need to make me happy!

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  55. The colors are so bright and beautiful!

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  56. A family member is going through some sad times right now and could use a little joy in her life. Your mini looks like the perfect pick-her-up. So fun! Thanks for the chance. mtlakequilter@gmail.com

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  57. A family member is going through some sad times right now and could use a little joy in her life. Your mini looks like the perfect pick-her-up. So fun! Thanks for the chance. mtlakequilter@gmail.com

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  58. I love how bright and cherry it is!

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  59. How gorgeous! Will have to give this mini a go! :)

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  60. Love your mini quilt and hope to win this exciting giveaway! Thank you... allenpatdoyle7@gmail.com

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  61. Love your mini and what a great spot for it!

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  62. I love this mini pattern! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  63. Such happy colors! Would love to make one! Thank you!

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  64. I love the bright happy springy colors of your mini.

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  65. Lovely mini--so bright and cheerful. Would love to win this giveaway. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  66. I love the mini, so bright after a dreary winter. Hope I win!

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  67. Love your mini. ctbledsoe@gmail.com

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  68. Brightest and best mini yet! Hoping to win. Thanks to FQS and you for the pdf. rjc2cam(@)gmail(dot)com

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  69. i love mini quilts and i love color theory.

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  70. New to your blog..love all the inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win.
    rebeccaanakkala@gmail.com

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  71. I love the way you finished this mini! I'm going to give that method a try - thanks!

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  72. Would love to win this, thanks for the chance.

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  73. Pretty mini quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  74. Oh, what a fun mini quilts. The colors are so bright and cheery. If this was in my sewing room, it would make me smile every time I saw it.

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  75. I've only done one mini quilt so far, but I do love it! Thank you for the chance. Your mini is adorable.

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  76. I love mini quilts! They are fast, allow me to try new things, and easier to quilt on my domestic machine.

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  77. I love the mini quilt! I need to make time to make smaller quilts, all of mine are huge!

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  78. So cute! Thanks for the reminder that each quilt doesn't have to be large enough for a bed or even a wall. Making smaller things will help me to remember to play.

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  79. HELLO, Thank You for sharing on your blog+this pretty giveaway!
    Thanks to you+FQS !
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  80. What a sweet little mini-quilt. I love all the fabrics you used.

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  81. What a cute mini - brings a smile to any face! Beth in AL

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  82. Super cute! Gotta love a bright, little mini to add a sunny spot by your sewing machine!

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  83. So cute! What a good way to use up some scraps.

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  84. I like your mini! It's bright and cheery!
    (momacita22@yahoo.com)

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  85. I would love to win sue

    Suegsqueak@gmail.com.com

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  86. I would love to win sue

    Suegsqueak@gmail.com.com

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  87. What a cute little quilt. it was hard to imagine it being so small until I saw the scissors beside it. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    rahurst@cableone.net

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  88. So cute, I have never worked with small pieces, it would be fun to try!
    survivor9876@gmail.com

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  89. Love the colors and would love to win! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  90. Love this fabric. I haven't made many small quilts, so would be great to try.

    hl3smith@yahoo.com

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  91. Sweet idea! I always have problems with my seam ripper and snips sliding around and invariably end up under my machine. This is brilliant idea! Thanks for the chance to win. But win or loose I'm making this! Lol

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  92. Fabulous - I love the Speck pattern!!

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  93. Your mini is so cute ... I want one to hang in my home too.

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  94. Your mini Speck is adorable!

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  95. Your little quilt mat is so cute, thanks for the idea!

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  96. This is such a sweet little quilt! Love it!

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  97. Cute, Cute, Cute! Neat idea for a pad next to the machine. Love it. Phyllis

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  98. What a cute little pattern. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  99. Love your mini, Kelly! Hope to win some charm packs to make one of my own!

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  100. Hi there kelly!
    I used to do a lot of mini's when I had a subscription to Miniature Quilts magasine…but sadly it is no longer being published.
    Love your mini…such nice bright colours!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline
    http://www.quilt-sewhappy.blogspot.com

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  101. I love colour theory...how pretty.

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  102. Love the bright, happy colors of this mini quilt.

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  103. Love your mini! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Not sure why my comments are not showing up. Hope it doesn't suddenly come up three times.
    I love the colors. Especially the gold. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  105. Thanks for the reminder about the March Mini Madness and for the chance to win some lovely fabric. : )

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  106. So fun and bright! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  107. Your mat turned out great! I'm looking forward to my real life settling down so I can get back to sewing.

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  108. Beautiful Spring colors. I need a touch of spring here in Massachusetts. The snow is just finally starting to melt.

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  109. That little mat turned out so cute! I might have to make that for a baby quilt.

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  110. Your Speck mini is adorable! I love scrappy quilts and making minis!

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  111. Very cute! and you put your little mini to good use too! I've never worked with the smaller mini charms but I would like to try a small project like this! Thanks for the pattern and giveaway.

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  112. Very cute mini and I LOVE your alternate way of finishing it instead of binding it. I think I might do that the next time I made a mug rug. Very clever and super quick.

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  113. What a fun Quilt!!! Definitely want to make one too! :) Beautiful job!

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  114. Love your little min quilt. I need something like that. My Diet Coke is always leaving wet spots.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  115. This looks like a fun mini! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  116. Love the mat, thanks for a chance to win.

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  117. I love it, but can't believe how many tiny pieces you likely had to deal with!

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  118. I absolutely love it. The colors are wonderful.

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  119. Beautiful mini quilt and wonderful fabric!

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  120. I love the colours in your quilt - I'd love to recreate it if I won!

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  121. What a great looking mini quilt! I would love to win the prize and make one of my own.

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  122. What a darling mini in color and design! jarvenpa1ne@gmail.com

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  123. This would be great to win, thanks for the chance!!!!!! sonjamclane76@yahoo.com

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  124. I love your mini! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  125. Your mini is so adorable!! Just what we like seeing at this time of year while waiting for the real spring!

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  126. your mini quilt is so very pretty and summery. thanks for a chance.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  127. Great happy fabric - I love your mini!

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  128. These mini quilts have been a lot of fun to look at. They just keep popping up here and there. Yours is wonderfully cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. Love your idea and would love to make one myself!
    THanks!
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  130. Love the mini! That's a great pattern for those little squares! :)

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  131. like your work and plan to try my hand at it.
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  132. Love the name 'Speck'! I've finished one project like your did, without binding. And I think that is perfectly acceptable too! Who doesn't need a quick project and something bright and cheery in their life?!

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  133. Definitely a sweet little mini!

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  134. I love your mini! It is so bright and cheery. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  135. I spent half of a day one day last week trying to figure out the dimensions of the white squares for these blocks, after spying a more "difficult" version on Red Pepper Quilts--and then here it is in mini! Love the fabric selections.

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  136. I love your completed mini, it is so cheery! Thanks for a fab giveaway x

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  137. Thanks for a fab giveaway, I love your completed mini. X
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  138. Beautiful little quilt! sarah@forrussia.org

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  139. Always loved color theory (but only from a distance per the finances request for now), thanks for the chance!

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  140. I've never used a mini, but that would be fun!

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  141. Haven't used a mini charm pack before, but have a great pattern in mind! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  142. Your Speck mini looks great! I would have a tough time setting my drink on it. :) Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  143. Oh wow, sweet! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  144. Color Theory is a line that is always fresh and fun! Your Speck pattern made up a wonderful little mini! but I'm wondering what the green object is in the picture?

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  145. Your mini is so cute! I love the bright colors… but, will you really let yourself put a drink on it? :-)

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  146. I could certainly use some brightness with this never ending winter! Love your mini!

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  147. Love the mix of colours and prints in your mini quilt. I'm new to quilting and a bit afraid of binding so I appreciated reading your tip for an alternative way to finish a quilt.

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  148. The colors in your mini quilt make it sing. Such a happy quilt!

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  149. We all need a bit of brightness in our day! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  150. Thank you for the giveaway! I love your mini quilt.

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  151. Another beautiful quilt! joannb1978@gmail.com

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  152. Really like all the colors in your mini quilt; I need to step out of the box!

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  153. Kelly, I can't tell you how I look forward to seeing what you create next. I love that you use lots of bright colors and bold patterns, just like me! ;) Your mini quilt is so sweet!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, just another reason to love following you. Happy Friday!

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  154. What a lovely mini quilt making such a useful table topper. I love the bright fabrics you've used. Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabric bundle.

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  155. What a lovely mini mat! I would like to make a throw quilt with that pattern.

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  156. Just what I need to get my quilting mojo back in gear! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  157. Loving your mini quilt and all the beautiful colours and fabric - thanks for the chance to win something in time for Easter :)

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  158. Your mini is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  159. I am really enjoying the minis on this hop. Thanks for sharing! notwendy gmail

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  160. Cute mini. Beings you usually use up all of your scraps on the backings of your quilts, I'm surprised you had scraps ;)

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  161. How sweet! Love this colorful collection too!

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  162. I am love with V&C fabrics and designs!!! I would love to start my Color Theory collection off with those lovely minis and this pattern!

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  163. Cute little mini quilt! I love the colours!

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  164. I love your little project. A clever way to brighten the space!

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  165. This is an adorable mini quilt! I'd make one to cover my little table that holds my laptop in my sewing room. Yours is so bright and cheerful!

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  166. Dear Mr. Random,
    Please pick my number.
    Thanks!
    The Joyful Quilter

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  167. Oh, your mini is so cute and I love those bright colors too. I would love to make a mini with some new fabric. I have not used any new fabric all year and making one with the Color Theory charms would be so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  168. Beautiful little quilt, welcome spring!!

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  169. Thanks for a great giveaway. Happy Spring. x

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  170. Yours is my favorite quilting blog. I used your adaptation for the stacked squares quilt and it came out awesome! Thanks for the opportunity and great blog. Zaneystamper@gmail.com

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  171. 147 pieces? wow that is a quick sew together. Kelly, it's absolutely ROYGBIV and then some...beautiful:)

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  172. Love the mini....and I'd love to win a speck of my own lol Good Luck everyone.

    Hugs
    Nomes

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  173. I love the colours in your mini Speck.

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  174. I would love to make a mini of my own, that is too cute!

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  175. Love your mini, I haven't been brave enough to try to make one, but I'm getting closer!

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  176. I make lots of minis. Love the bright colors in yours!

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  177. What a lovely little piece! I think it would be wonderful to have beside my machine! Love it!

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  178. What a yummy mini quilt! So beautiful! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  179. What a cute mini quilt! So bright! Love it!

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  180. I love it! teatly at gmail dott com

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