Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year, New Patterns, New Experiences


First let me say,
Happy New Year!

It is always fun to begin a new year.
It's like a fresh new start. 

  If you are like me, I have great intentions to be more organized, get in better shape and have more balance in the crazy schedule I keep.  I am never sure just how to make that happen.  I had a brand new fabric line land on my doorstep a week before Christmas (which is so much fun to sew with), my entire family came for Christmas (so great) and I am teaching on the Moda/ Stitchin Heaven Cruise (can't wait to meet all of you) at the end of January.  It's a little overwhelming, crazy and very exciting all at the same time. 

Oh... and I also designed, wrote and stitched 5 new patterns

So introducing 
Sweet Pea


This is a 6 Month, Row of the Month Quilt.  It is written so shops can use it as a class for 6 months, but the pattern includes the instructions for all 6 months! 
 No buying 6 different patterns.  It includes instructions for the 
traditional fusible applique method and the soft raw edge method.   



 





Wish




This pattern takes 20 Layer Cakes and also has the instructions for either
soft raw edge or  fusible web method.


Ziggy Petals


There are two sizes in this Table Topper pattern.
The large one uses Charm Squares...


... and the small one uses tiny scraps.



Scrumptious


The perfect project for a jelly roll.


You can either do the scallops or the zig-zags, both quilts with one jelly roll.


Baby size or throw size.  So fast and easy!


 Peppermint Pizzaz


A 43" x 43" Table Topper for Christmas.


 (this was a picture before it was quilted)

So, hope you like my new patterns and our new fabric line.


Even though it has been a crazy sewing marathon couple of weeks, it has been so fun to sew with fresh new fabric that rememinds me of SPRING!

And as for my new experience...
In two weeks I am teaching on the Moda 2012/ Stitchin Heaven Cruise.
Hey any of you ladies out there that are joining us, you are in for a great week!
The perfect week, sandy beaches and quilting.



I also want to let you know that Fat Quarter Shop has chosen
Thanks Kimberly and crew!



Camille and I have a block in the quilt as well.
You won't want to miss out on this project!

And last but not least...


 I am sending one lucky winner a box of scraps from Vintage Modern.

Leave a comment with one of your New Years Resolutions, then come back on
Tuesday the 17th to see who the winner is.

Wishing you a
Happy 2012!
Bonnie

115 comments:

  1. My NYs resolutions is to see how much Vintage Modern fabric I can collect. Especially scraps....giggle. Actually it's just to be happy and make someone laugh.

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  2. No resolutions for me. Instead I set a goal to learn to applique in 2012.

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  3. I'm going to try to step out of my comfort zone of simple straight lines. I started a Dear Jane project, if there is anything to move one out of a comfort zone it's DJ!

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  4. Well now I've resolved to get that Sweet Pea pattern so I can check "learn how to applique" off my list while making an adorable quilt!
    Gorgeous patterns, gorgeous fabric. Can't wait!

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  5. WOW. Love all the new patterns and Vintage Modern is gorgeous. I hope to try some new techniques this year. Made my first dresden plate yesterday so off to a good start.

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  6. Oooh, great patterns! My favorite is the first: Sweet Pea. And I love the new fabric line....would LOVE to have the scraps!!! My goal for this year is mostly to get my sewing projects organized so I can hop from one to another quickly with everything in one place and finish lots of UFOs this year.

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  7. I have a few UFO's that have been sitting and waiting so this is the year to get those done up. The new patterns just look so sweet!!!!

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  8. One of my main goals this year is to finish my UFO's and also check mark those projects that I want to do and I haven't been able to do. Thank you for the opportunity. your new patterns are so fresh and lovely.

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  9. I'm in the process of mucking out the depths of all six of my kids closets. Oy vey. It's amazing what yuck I've found in there. I think I'm rewarding myself with some quilting time when I'm done:-)

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  10. Just beautiful! In 2012 I have a goal of running a half marathon. I'm new to quilting and I'm just finishing my first quilt. This is so fun! Next up...My beautiful stack of Ruby.

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  11. I've resolved to finish up my three UFOs in the next six weeks. I also want to get rid of those 5 pounds that snuck up during the Christmas holidays! I've got a feeling that the UFOs may be the easier resolution!! :)

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  12. My goal for 2012 is to sign up for the FQS Designer Mystery BOM. Done! And to make the blocks (or, I guess half of them, anyway) on time, each month. That's a challenge! Finally, to make my little girl a new bedroom set out of Vintage Modern. Love it! I've already planned the quilt and calculated the amount of fabric needed so I can march down to the quilt shop the day it arrives and get started! Thanks for the cute fabric line!

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  13. As a new quilter, my resolution is to make my first quilt using Moda precuts, a jelly roll. Love the new fabric line!!

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  14. I hope to learn to free motion quilt this year. Your quilts are all so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Great patterns! I love Sweet Pea and Peppwrmint Patty! My resolution is to get in shape and start a family! Happy times!

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  16. I absolutely love your new patterns. It is going to be difficult to choose one. I also love your new line of fabric. Since bliss, I have incorporated aqua into my red kitchen. Thanks for inspiring me! One of my resolutions is to start a "creative" blog with tutorials, ideas, diy, etc.

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  17. No resolutions for me. I gave those up many years ago. I did set my goals this year to do some charity quilt work and actually do some quilting for me and my family. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  18. Enjoy every day, no more!!! Thanks for the giveaway.... kisses

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  19. To Focus on the task in front of me and enjoy the moment.

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  20. My resolution is to try and complete some UFO's this year. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful new fabric. Love your new patterns too! Hope you have a great time on the cruise.

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  21. My resolution... to have fun sewing again...:O)))
    Finding out why I dont want to sew and getting medications ... maybe 2012.. will be a happy year.. and winning some pretty happy fabrics would be just wonderful.. :O))

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  22. Great Patterns! I think Sweet Pea is my favorite!! My resolution was to take time for myself everyday(sew) :) So far it's going well! Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric!

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  23. My resolution is to finish more more things this year! I bought a lot...and started a lot...over the last couple of years...now to finish a lot!

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  24. I do not really have a new years resolution, just to keep going like we are, stay healthy, happy, and keep working hard with my quilting.

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  25. My resolution is to try to be more patient.

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  26. Hi Bonnie,
    Love your new fabric line! And I'd love to win those scraps! Some of my resolutions are to complete some of the quilts that I have started and to have my boys (at least the 4 oldest) take turns doing the laundry! (With 7 of us in the house, that might give me a little more time to sew!)

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  27. I resolve to be more patient. Sounds easy, but it's not! Love your new patterns, by the way. Have fun on the cruise.

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  28. Great new patterns, and fabric. Thanks for the giveaway. I really don't make resolutions, but I do have a goal of making each of my children a throw size quilt this year.

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  29. No resolutions, but definitely a few goals ...the biggest one being to move into our new home and finally have my very own quilting studio to design and setup. Love the Sweet Pea and Peppermint Pizzaz patterns and this new fabric collection is TO DIE FOR :)

    Lani

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  30. I resolve to eat cleaner. So far, so good!

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  31. I want to learn to paper piece!! Love the new fabric collection :)

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  32. My goals this year are to branch out and try new things with my skills! The new patterns are great, thanks for sharing!

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  33. My goal is to spend more time quilting for charity! Thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous creations!

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  34. I am trying to master FMQ this year......and figure out a quilt for my jelly roll, layer cake and 2 charm packs of Ruby. Then I can move on to Vintage Modern. Love it!

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  35. My goal is to make five quilts for family members. Thanks for the give away

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  36. My goal is to finally get our office cleaned out. I think after living in the house almost 3 years; it is time. Also, I have several quilt tops that I really need to actually get quilted.

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  37. I'm influenced by the scrap blog enthusiasts out there. I want to play along.

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  38. New years resolution is to sew more and spend less time online! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I love all your new pretty patterns! One of my New Year goals is to drink more water! It sounds easy enough, but I hate drinking water so it will be a challenge. =)
    Happy New Year to you.
    Melissa

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  40. my new year's resolution is to not worry so much and to be a better wife and mother.

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  41. Love the new patterns, especially Peppermint Pizzaz. My resolution this year is to make Christmas quilts for our beds. I have a design for my bed that I drew in EQ7 which has been waiting for many years. It's time to make that quilt a reality.

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  42. Just recently joined your blog. Just love it and love your new patterns and fabric line. My resolution is to get back to Quilting, I just love to Applique. Have had family things going on for the past couple years. Thanks for doing this.

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  43. To find moments each day to just do nothing...and in that nothingness reflect on the gift that each day holds!!! Happy new year to you and yours. Have fun on the cruise. Lucky lucky you!!!!

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  44. Hi Bonnie. My resolution isn't really a resolution I think. It's just what I want to do better at this year - being a better friend , better to myself and doing more for others. And also being grateful for all the blessings I already have.
    Your new patterns and fabric are great! Thank you for the give away.

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  45. As cliche as it is... one of my resolutions is to finish some UFOs. Sigh.
    KZK

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  46. You are fabulous! I am really looking forward to getting my hands on scrumptious, wish & sweet pea! Darling.
    My biggest New Years resolution is to lose the extra 10 pounds I've gained over the last couple years. I've yet to lose a pound, but I've been hitting the gym hard! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. All the quilts turned out so great, I wish I could see them in person! That Sweet Pea quilt is to die for. I think you should give it to me.

    My new years resolution is to be as awesome as you. :-)

    love ya!

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  48. I'm ridiculously in love with all the fabrics, AND the quilt designs! Here's hoping I'm lucky! My new year's resolution is: to be nicer to myself. Fewer commitments, less guilt, no beating myself up for not getting a ton of things done. :)

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  49. Love yout new fabric and your new pattern! One of my resolutions is to sew more for me and my family!
    Greetings from germany
    Hildy
    hildy@ebertzeder.de

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  50. Love your new patterns, and the hounds tooth in vintage modern is sublime!

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  51. Gorgeous new stuff. My resolution: Use IT up. Wear IT out. Make IT do. Or, do wIThout!

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  52. Love the new fabric line, Vintage Modern, and your new Sweet Pea pattern. I'm signed up for the FQS 2012 Mystery BOM. Can't wait! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  53. I would love to be joining you on the cruise It sounds awesome. my resolution is to spend more days sewing and a smaller pile of unfinished objects. thanks for a chance to win some of your beautiful scraps
    janita

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  54. Gorgeous fabric and beautiful patterns! I love curved pieces so these to me are really pretty.

    Please count me in on your giveaway. I haven't got any real new years resolutions as such, only to get a few more quilts made. :o)

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  55. My New Year's Resolution isn't so much a resolution as a goal: I'm running my first full marathon this September! It's going to be 9 more months of training, and I'm so excited. Every time I do a long run, I always take the next day to do nothing but SEW, too! I think quilting and running balance each other out well.

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  56. Love the fabrics! My new years resolution is to stop planning and start sewing! I have a long list of patterns to try but I over think them and never just do them.

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  57. My New years resolution is to surrender to what I cannot control and allow myself to make mistakes!

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  58. Your new patterns and fabrics are awesome.My New Year resolution are: sew 100 Dear Jane blocks ,try more techniques .Thanks for the chance

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  59. My new years resolution is to teach my kids to put things away when they are finished with them. So far so good (with some reminding). :)

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  60. All patterns are beautiful! Favorite is Sweet Pea!!! New Year's resolution for me is learning FMQ and letting the little things go.

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  61. I am absolutely in love with the Sweet Pea pattern! My New Years resolution this year is the classic get fit. I'm also going to try get my house organized! Thankfully I have a very skilled organizer to help me with that one!

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  62. I love the new patterns!!! One of my resolutions is to finish all of the projects that I have started- way too many UFO's around here. I would love to win some Vintage Modern scraps. Nothing like some beautiful red and aqua fabric to get me motivated! Thanks for the chance.

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  63. My New Year's resolution is to get in shape! As for sewing, to be better at balancing husband time and sewing :)

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  64. One of my resolutions is to quilt more, so some Vintage Modern will help with that!

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  65. My New Year's resolution is to clean up my sewing room and make some scrap quilts. your scraps would be a welcome addition to what I have. Kathie L in Allentown

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  66. Saudades de você,FELIZ ANO NOVO,FELIZ ANO TODO!!!Resolução para ano novo é concluir 4 colchas de hexágonos que estou fazendo para minhas 3 filhas e neta que chega em abril.Fique com DEUS mulher de sorte,e PARABÉNS SEMPRE.Beijos.

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  67. I honestly don't make resolutions as it seems so sad when you don't quite accomplish them. What I do on New Year's is look back on the previous year and see what good thing I have done and try and continue it in the new year. Last year I joined and gym and went regularly the whole year. I plan on doing it again this year.

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  68. My main goal for this year is to make better choices about the music I listen to. I'm trying to make more uplifting choices. Thanks for the chance!

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  69. My New Year's resolution is to get in shape and to learn how to applique. I love the new patterns.

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  70. I rarely make resolutions, but the one I did make is to try and be calmer and more patient when I drive, e.g. don't yell at other drivers; keep my blood pressure low, etc. Everyone knows I want to get to the quilt shop....

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  71. Hi Camille,

    An another nice line of fabric to buy... I love your designs!

    My New Year's resolutions are: to do daily 3 little things that make my family happy and 3 little things that make me happy:)

    Happy New Year for you and your family!

    Hugs from France

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  72. My resolution is to keep off the 50 pounds that I lost in 2011.

    Love this new line, and all of the patterns!

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  73. I wish I was going on your quilt cruise! Sounds like my idea of heaven.. holidays, quilting, cruising all rolled up together :)

    I would love to win some scraps of your lovely new "Vintage Modern" line :)

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  74. My resolution this year is to live healthier! And that will include some therapeutic sewing time each day!

    Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway.

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  75. No real resolution other than to use my stash some - it's not a fabric diet by any means. I just have some lovely things is there waiting to be made!

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  76. Wow...I am amazed with all of your creativity and productivity! Beautiful fabrics, great patterns! How do you find the time?
    My resolution is to try some of you new fabric. The colorway seems similar to Ruby...love it! Have fun on the cruise. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Love your new Scrumptious scallop pattern! Resolving to finish up a bunch of unfinished quilts this year!

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  78. My resolution is to use what I have, in quilting and card making. Trying not to buy more!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  79. A few years ago I stopped making resolutions because they are too easy to ignore. Instead I just think of the things we have to look forward to; this year is the birth of our 3 grandchild, the 2nd Granddaughter in Feb.

    I am very happy you didn't make us pick which of those patterns were our favorite. Wow. I really love every single one.

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  80. Always love to visit your site - inspiring fabrics and patterns!
    My resolution: To finish up some of those UFOs!

    Thanks!
    Colleen

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  81. I LOVE ALL YOUR NEW PATTERNS!!!! I can hardly wait to starting trying them. You are so talented and you inspire me to keep on quilting!

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  82. You just blow me away with the projects you get accomplished. Which helps inspire me to stick to my resolution....make the most of every day. I want to sew more, work out more and get some house projects done. And not get derailed by stressful days at work. Working with your colors such as Bliss and Ruby always brighten my day. And now there are even more beautiful fabrics to add sparkle to our lives!!!

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  83. I love every one of those new patterns - and, of course, the fabric! As for one of my resolutions, I have 15 quilts in progress and am determined to finish at least one of them for the new baby we're expecting in a few months. However, I sure wouldn't be opposed to starting a new quilt for one of my three girls with those pretty scraps!!

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  84. Gorgeous fabrics. My new year resolution is to visit USA once more and at this time going to the Patchwork Festival in Houston TX.!!!

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  85. Oh, I hope I win! My husband and I made a resolution together that we are going to tithe on a regular basis this year.

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  86. My resolution (goal) is to spend more time crafting. So far, it's been working out well!

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  87. Love these new patterns and fabrics. The colors are some of my favorites. I have a few vintage pieces from my grand mothers that would work wonderfully with this line and give me enough to make something special to remember them by. I would love to win! My New Years resolution is to get my home better organized so I will have more time to sew.

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  88. Love the new patterns! My goal this year is to complete a bike race after having a hip replacement last year!

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  90. My resolution is to spend less on fabric and use more of my enormous stash!

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  91. My resolution for 2012 is to take more time to enjoy and savor life and the people I have in my life. Luv your new fabric.

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  92. My goal is to MAKE more sewing/knitting/relaxing time for myself, since trying to find the time hasn't worked! Happy New Year!

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  93. No resolutions, just trying to get more quilting done.

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  94. To sew more quilts! I just got new sewing room furniture and need to fill it up ;)

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  95. My resolution is to SIMPLIFY everything so I can have more time to sew beautiful fabric into the things I love for the people I love.

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  96. No resolutions.....just trying to maintain a 45 lb. weight loss by staying busy and learning more and more about quilting. And I hope to get brave enough to try appliqué! Your new fabrics and patterns are wonderful!!!

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  97. Hi Love the new range, very fresh and bright. My NY resolution is to finish a few ufo's.

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  98. My New Year resolution is to finish some of my UFO's and make new ones! Love your fabrics and patterns!

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  99. This year I am going to make 2 quilts, at least! I love your new patterns and fabric line. I've been waiting to see what you came up with for the new line. This is fabulous! Have a great cruise.

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  100. My New Years resolution (one of them) is to finish another quilt or two. New to quilting.... Have already made a quilt out of Bliss and love the colors!!!

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  101. my resolution was to actually learn how to quilt! so far, so good...

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  102. I have a few but most of them are craft related...on the quilting front I want to finish a quilt a month! So far I've finished four so I'm off to a great start!

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  103. One of my New Year's resolutions is to write in my journal at least once a week and to specifically write about each one of my three boys, so I don't forget these days when they were little.
    I love your new patterns and your new fabric line. They are all just lovely. A quilting cruise sounds like heaven this time of year...maybe one day.

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  104. I'm hoping to re-read all the Harry Potter books this year. I've been listening to the first one this past week and have had the best time!

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  105. I don't really have any New Year's resolutions but I do have a couple goals. Would love to open a little etsy shop and sell some handmades and also learn how to free motion quilt... (kind of tired of the straight line) I just want to add that I LOVE this new line. I keep saying this every time you two release a new one... But I think this is my favorite!!

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  106. My resolution is to learn how to sew a quilt. In the past year I have been bleesed with my first two grandbabies and now we are in the process of adopting a baby ourselves. I have lots of motivation to learn. I just found your blog and am loving your style.

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  107. My resolution is to simplify my house so I can focus on the important people and projects that make my heart sing! I love your style and your colors. They are so bright and cheerful, I just can't get enough!! Keep up the great work!!

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  108. Love your new patterns and especially the fabric! I purchased a new sewing machine after Christmas and my goal is to learn all the things that this new machine can do!

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  109. I think scrumptious is my favorite but frankly it's tough to decide...I think I might g scrumptious and make the scalloped quilt for my new baby girl....now the fabric choice...

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  110. I plan to be a more intentional, peaceful mommy this year.

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  111. Getting more organized is one, which is helping my main goal of saving more and spending less. :)

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  112. Shedding a few pounds and finishing a quilt for my daughter, made from Ruby!

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  113. My resolution is to be more grateful.. I started a gratitude journal so I can write something every day!! Love all your fabric. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  114. Love, love, love what you do! You are amazing! I love your style.

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