Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Book, New Giveway

It's so fun for me to share with you the new book from Martingale featuring mini charm packs. Our creative genius at Moda, Lissa Alexander, has gathered 17 projects from Moda designers who love to play with precuts. The variety is amazing! Be sure to check out all the designer's blog posts - and Martingale's All Stars Mini Charms - to see more of the unique quilts in this book.


Not only is Mini Charm Quilts full of delightful little quilts, the pictures are pure eye candy. Isn't the wire basket on the cover a great way to display little quilts? I'm going to dig into my cupboard to find a few (and will no doubt have to make a few from the book) to fill a wire basket.




This is my offering to the Mini Quilts book. I've used my Five and Dime Layered Patchwork technique, utilizing the pinked edges to layer little tan squares over the 2 1/2" dark squares for a stairstep effect. It goes together so quickly! Perfect for a table top or to tuck into a basket.



Love, love this little blue & white beauty. So simple, yet so effective. Don't you love the salt shakers under the cloche? It makes the collection look so special.


This cute pillow caught my eye right away. The tiny little blocks (adorable) create a heartfelt message that isn't overly cutesy or only just for Valentine's Day (although it would be awesome in scrappy reds).

It's a great idea to buy a Mini Charm to match each new quilt you start to have just the right pieces for a coordinating pillow. It gives your home decor that Martha Stewart touch.

See anything you like? Wouldn't you love to win an e-copy of the book and a few of my Fresh Cut Flowers Mini Charms? I can make that happen! Comment here and I'll pick a winner when I return from teaching on my quilting cruises in a couple weeks.





















125 comments:

  1. Oh yes I would love to win a copy. I love the mini-charms.

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  2. What pretty little quilts! Would love to win the book !
    Eileen ekmvalencia@gmail.com

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  3. Great idea to buy a matching mini charm. I love to make mini quilts and pillows they are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win and have fun on your cruises.

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  4. So many great little ideas. These quilts will make wonderful gifts - everyone needs at least one little mini.

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  5. Thank You for the chance to win a copy.
    That blue/white mini is so great.

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  6. Oh, I need that little blue and white for my kitchen counter. How cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Mini charms are so much fun and I'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance. Have a great time on your cruises. :)

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  8. Oh my!I'd love to make that heart pillow!

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  9. I was looking at books on Amazon yesterday and actually saw this book. There wasn't much info about it and no pictures other than the book cover. I was happy to see your post today showing a bit more. I have collected just a 'few' (haha) of those mini charms but so far the only one using them has been my granddaughter who loves playing with all those cute little packages of fabric. This book would be great. And, of course who wouldn't love some of your mini charms!?

    Have fun teaching Lynne!

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  10. Lovely little quilts - thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. This book looks as wonderful as a previous Moda All-Stars book I purchased. I would love to have a copy of this book; the quilts look lovely. Your charm packets look wonderful too and are such a great complement to the patterns in the book. Here's to "lucky charms"!

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  12. Love the ideas for making the mini charm quilts. I buy them just because they are cute and they let me audition fabric colors/quilt ideas. I'm ready to dig into my stash now! Thank you for the opportunity to win the book and mini charms.

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  13. Just started using mini charms.
    Love them.
    Excited about the book

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  14. I have not worked with the mini's yet but you sure have inspired me. Thanks for a chance.

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  15. I love your mini charm quilt. It looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win. Enjoy your cruise

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  16. This my year for small projects. The minis are lovely, thank you the chance to win!

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  17. Mini quilts are so fun to make! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this new book. Enjoy your cruise!!

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  18. I am working on a mini quilt wall and would LOVE to make one with your mini charms and pattern!

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  19. I love small projects because I can actually finish them, sometimes in a day. I'd love this book and mini charms!!

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  20. I would love to win this giveaway. I have a perfect KT mini quilt that is just waiting to be used.

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  21. I never could resist the Mini Charms, so have a basket full of them. Love the ideas in your book to make good use of the minis.

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  22. Minis are my specialty. I’d love this book

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  23. How adorable! Would love to win. Purchased the last book and it was fabulous. Enjoy the sunshine!!!! Jmh

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  24. This looks fun! I have lots of mini charms that I need to make something with. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

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  25. This book looks wonderful and I would love to add it to my library of quilting books. And to have a chance to win some of your fabric is a wonderful bonus. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. They are toooo cute! I am addicted to mini charm quilts! I would LOVE TO WIN the book!

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  27. Addicted to minis....on a quest this year to finish UFO.s...would love this book...enjoy your cruise. I have two wire baskets..now to fill with minis...

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  28. Mini charms are so much fun, great for a quick fix! Thanks for the chance!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  29. I've been wondering what to do with the little mini-squares I've collected. Look forward to this new book and a big fan of the All Stars series.

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win the book to help me use my mini charms packs. So far they’re still bundled because every time I look at them I’m thinking should I have bought 2 packs? Are there enough squares? So these projects would help me unbundle & start sewing those squares together. Enjoy the cruise & the sun.

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  31. I have mini charms ready to go! Some great looking fun projects. And that the proceeds will be donated to such a great cause. Fabelous!

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  32. I love mini quilts! Thanks for sharing the book and your insights with us! I will definitely have to add this one to my quilt library. Can't wait to get started making the mini quilts!
    Patty W. Pattiequilts@gmail.com

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  33. I recently began using mini charms in small projects...what fun! I would love to try your layered patchwork technique on a small project. Seems like this book gives me that chance!

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  34. I love your little quilt! I would also love to win a copy of the book...oh the fun making all those little quilts!

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  35. Oh my ! I have just entered the world of mini's and I would so love to put this lovely book to good use! Thank you so much. Pick ME, Pick ME ^;^

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  36. LOVE THE MINI QUILTS HARD TO PICK A FAVOURITE .
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  37. I have been wanting to start making mini quilts and this book would be very useful to get started. I already have your five and dime ruler so a chance to win this book and your lovely mini charm pack is wonderful!! Thanks for a chance to win!
    Carmen

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  38. I like, I like! I would love to win and use up the mini charms that I have saved up!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  39. Looks to be a wonderful book filled with many many fun
    ideas - aren't little quilts the most fun - can get that
    I actually finished something feeling.. What a wonderful
    giveaway... Thanks for the chance..

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  40. I love those little minis! Fun! Fun! Thanks for the giveaway. glynette74(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. The book looks like a winner. I would love to try my hand at a mini guilt.jkestevens@aol.com

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  42. It would be great to win this book.

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  43. Have not used minis -- yet. Really like this book. The quilts are really cute.

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  44. I would love to win this book! The mini quilt photos you posted from the book look sweet!

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  45. Like most of us, I have a few mini's around but don't know what to do with them. And most of them are Kansas Troubles mini's.

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  46. Love, love, love the mini-charm quilts, and would love to have a copy of this book!

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  47. I love mini charms and am always looking for new ways to use them. The book looks wonderful. Love the heart!

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  48. Mini quilts get done and on display faster than the bigger ones. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment once a quilt is finished and would love the ideas in this new book! My hubs even made some stands for displaying my minis.

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  49. I love mini quilts and would love to win a copy of this book, thanks!

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  50. Hopefully someday I will be able to experience one of your quilting cruises. Would love a copy of the book to make some of these wonderful mini quilts.

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  51. I love working with the minis. Have this book on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  52. I hope you're having fun on the cruise. I would love to win the book. I love minis. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  53. Great book. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it. Love mini quilts.

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  54. Just love the layered patchwork look!

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  55. Moda just keeps coming up with new ideas to keep us sewing. And they are all so fun. Love Lissa, so glad she is better. Another quilting cruise is on my bucket list, I had so much fun on the 1st one. I use the mini charms all the time and love them. Thanks

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  56. I love all the Moda All-Stars books! The mini charm packs are such fun to work with! Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  57. Mini charms are so fun and you Moda All Stars are great designers ~ a win win! Thanks for the chance.

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  58. The book looks like lots of fun, and I love all the quilts displayed.

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  59. I would love to make LOTS of these projects!!!

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  60. Little quilts are so dang cute and the mini packs make it so easy to whip up a bunch of HST's!

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  61. This book is absolutely charming! Such cute little quilts and the pretty spring colors!!

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  62. I love mini charms to check out a fabric line and they make the cutest little quilts.

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  63. It looks like a bunch of cute mini quilts!

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  64. for sure I would love to be in your gift giveaway drawing. I have some mini charms and don't know what to do with them. So this would be exactly what I would need/want. LOL

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  65. My first quilt was a mini and I will definitely be making some of these!
    maribethcleveland@msn.com

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  66. This book has such wonderful little quilts in it and a great way to use up those mini charms packs that I have.

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  67. Adorable is the first word that comes to mind with this new book using mini charms.

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  68. I love love love making mini quilts! Great for making last minute gifts.

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  69. Wow that heart pillow really caught my eye. Looks like a great book. Terry

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  70. I love the heart pillow! Mini quilts don't take near the time as a bigger one! I would love to win! mcginnisgwen@gmail.com

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  71. Mini's make great gifts, winning this would make a great start on Christmas gifts.

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  72. You are so talented! I love the little quilt designs and would LOVE to have a copy of the book as well as some mini-charms! I also love the way you display the little quilts! So charming!

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  73. I love the cover of the book, too. I wonder where I can find a wire basket like that. I know where I can find mini quilts(love yours BTW)!

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  74. Lovely little quilts - thanks for the chance to win. msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  75. Such cute projects! I love the heart pillow.

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  76. Winning would be a nice wait to begin Spring....thanks for the chance.

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  77. Mini quilts are my favorite size of quilts to make! So glad to see a book using the mini charm packs!

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  78. Mini quilts make great gifts for friends and family; they are so doable, esp. if you are in a time crunch. I love finding new ways to display them in my own decorating. This book sounds like it's a winner!

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  79. This book looks great! I would love to win a copy!

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  80. What cute, little projects for my small charm packs. I have saved a few, not knowing what to make from them. This book would be the perfect solution. Hope I win!

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  81. Love these little squares of charm pack`s. Moda All-Stars have come up with delight ideas for us. Thank you can see those little square`s being used. Happy Stitching.

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  82. I love everything I've seen from this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  83. What a great book! I love mini charms and usually cut leftovers into 2 1/2" squares in hopes of making a scrappy leader/ender quilt. Thanks for the chance to win wonderful prizes!

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  84. I like everything I see! I love mini quilts and mini charms!

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  85. Such cute projects!! Would love to try your technique. Perfect size project to learn something new!! Have fun on your cruise!! Karen N.

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  86. I have bought a lot of these wonderful mini charms throughout the years, most are of KT fabrics. I have enough of these to make all 17 mini quilts, thusly I like that all 😃

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  87. I have several KS Troubles mini charm packs that I have just been collecting. Of course, your project would be the first one I would make. I love mixing your older groups with the newer ones. Gives a great scrappy look and I always know your groups will coordinate.

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  88. Mini charm packs are just like cookies-one is not enough. I have many packs just waiting for the right project. I bet there is just the right project in the book.

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  89. This look like a delightful book! Sure would e fun to have.
    Thanks for the chance ❤️❤️

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  90. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the contest.

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  91. The book as always has lots of happy little quilts. Who can be unhappy with a great book and/or mini charm packs??? Welll you could have taken me with in the cruise..... :0)P

    Jane Modjeski

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  92. i have my eye on that book and your mini quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  93. Love your mini quilt! I'd like to make one!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  94. The projects look so cute. I would love the minis.

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  95. This book looks so fun! I have quite a collection of mini charms; a lot of them KT. Thanks to you and Moda!

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  96. I also love Spare Time by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. Thank you so much!

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  97. Would love some fresh cut flower mini charms and know exactly what quilt I would use them for!!
    Have a great cruise

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  98. Mini quilts look like fun to make. And I like all of your fabrics.

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  99. There are so many that I would like to make. So happy to find patterns that use those mini charms I have collected.

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  100. I make minis more and more because I actually finish them!

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  101. This book looks like so much fun, and one that I would make most, if not all, of the projects from!

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  102. This book looks like so much fun, and one that I would make most, if not all, of the projects from!

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  103. Perfect book of mini projects! Excellent small quilts for gifts and decorating the home. I would want to make every project as I like all of them. A copy of the book would get lots of use!

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  104. Mini charms are so cute, I'd love to have a book to give me ideas as well as some charms to play with. Thanks for the chance!

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  105. This book has so many beautiful quilts. Thank you for offering this giveaway! I hope you have a great time on the cruise : )

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  106. I would love this book and some mini charms to go with it! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  107. This book is definitely on my Wish List. Winning a copy would make it even better. Thanks.

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  108. The projects are so cute. I’d love to win it

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  109. I love the pillow! Have fun on your cruise

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  110. All these mini charm ideas make me want to try my hand at them!

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  111. I've been wondering what to do with the mini charm packs I've collected through the past several months! Thanks for the opportunity to win this new book!!

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  112. I'am glad to read the whole content of this blog and am very excited,Thank you for sharing good topic.

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  113. How cute! I have some mini charm packs and these patterns would be awesome!

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  114. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Mini Charm Book!

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  115. Great post and thank you for the giveaway!

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  116. Would LOVE this cute book to help with all my mini charms collections! Have a great trip, you've more than deserved it!

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  117. I haven't tried a mini charm yet....what a nice book!

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  118. I would love to win the Mini-Charms quilt book! I've missed the Blockheads weekly get-together. I hope you'll be participating in Blockheads II!

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  119. All of those projects look so fun! I love making small quilty things.
    Happy sailing!

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  121. so enjoyed meeting you, Lynne, and finishing my project from quilting cruise is top of my list to do this week! LOVE this quilt with he accompanying button on blocks!

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  122. I love how you make it so easy to create quilts that look as if they were much more complicated to make. Your mini quilt is adorable!

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