Saturday, December 18, 2010

In my creative mind, out comes this....

this is a sampling of some of the quilts I have created,
Madame Samm put this collection together for my Banner


Hi, I'm Carol, better known to some as mamacjt and I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining you on Stash Manicure. I've been blown away by the talent I've seen here!!!

I'm a relatively new quilter having made my very first quilt in August of 2008 because I needed a quick baby boy gift. Prior to that, I ran the gambit of passions such as crochet, knitting, beading, card making, doll making, aprons, but mainly sewing kids clothes.....specifically, little girls English smocked dresses. In fact, when our upstairs guest room became stuffed to the gills to overflowing, (with clothes for a someday granddaughter), I knew I had to find another outlet for my creativity.



So, that's when I discovered Flickr, this is my direct link to all that I have created.
and started making lap quilts:

"Under the Sea"
I loved this for the soft colors

Fruit Basket Upset
don't you just love this..you want to just eat it

Plus more, but then, mainly ones I designed myself:

"Which is Which"
this one I loved as it was simple and yet bold

Just a Little Wonky
my funky quilt, choices of color surprised me

And my crowing glory...........

Squared Insanity
my all time fav, worth the work.

That one consisted of 285 3 1/2 inch blocks which started with 1 1/4 inch strips.....needless to say, it took me awhile, but I love the result! I have another crazy idea in my head for something just as time consuming for 2011 and I'm all set with this:

The Next Project

That will be a change, because for a long time, my love of drawing and color has changed my course, and for 2010 I mainly concentrated on smaller wall hangings:

Color Play

On the Beach #2

"Two Birds Hiding"

But then I added whimsy to the mix:

"Oh Happy Day"

DQS9 Dolly Quilt Queen

"Someday my Prince will Come"

"Oh No, The Quilt Police"

Do you recognize this crazy lady?
This was once on this blog, sew I took the photo
that I knew Samm had created into a cartoon..
went from this to this...


Madame Samm

I made that for Samm since she was kind enough to fancy up my blog......(looks just like her don't you think???)

People think I must have some kind of fantastic sewing space, and tons of stash, but it's not true. I sew here:

My Sewing Studio/Kitchen

And I store most of my sewing stuff on my dining room table.....which mainly looks like a disaster, so I won't show you that......(actually, I cleaned up the kitchen for that last picture too, so don't think for a minute that I'm such a clean and organized sewer). LOL I'm as messy as the rest of you!! I buy in limited lots of 1/8 and 1/4 yards of fabric so that I have tons of different prints and colors to go to...but I buy Kona white in 6 to 10 yard lots since I use so very much of it. I even surprised myself this year and designed and published two tree skirt patterns:

The tree got a new skirt.
 ONE WINNER WILL
Win this one and....

That one is called, "Oh Joyful" and the next is called, "Julie's Funky" and it'll be very apparent in a minute when you see it:

The perfect tree skirt!
and this one too!
This is the GIVEAWAY, for these PATTERNs, would you like to WIN.
Leave a Comment Here, , Be a follower, come
and visit me, and WIN!

In fact, I'd like to give both patterns away to one lucky winner. Madame Samm will pick the lucky recipient as she normally does and will let me know so I can send it out post haste. I hope you enjoyed my little show and tell today. I'd love to come back and show you more.......
my mind is filled with lots more goodies believe me!!

Merry Christmas to all,
and to all a good morning.
Carol aka mamacjt

WINNER #15 Guilty Conscience.
and if you are TONI
please connect with me with your address
sew I can pass it onto CAROL,
you are indeed OUR winner..
YOU will love her patterns..
To everyone else...be assured
the winnings will continue...
thank you for making Carol feel sew at home!

101 comments:

  1. Those tree skirts are just wonderful! I so hope the Random Number Generator picks me! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the opportunity!

    Happy holidays!

    Janet
    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  2. You are new to me! Where have you been hiding?? I love your work and I'm off to your blog right now!
    Wishing you all a merry Christmas!!!

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  3. WOW! I love your use of color. And your whimsy quilts are so much fun. Love both of the tree skirts. Hope to see more of your designs!

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  4. Your crazy wild uninhibited creative imagination is such a treat for us all!

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  5. Good Morning Carol...well you know how I feel about you...I am sew pleased our paths crossed. From the first time I saw one of your mug rugs..( which next month you can show some of those) I was in AWE...and now to have one of your mini quilts that is my cartoon side..well you know I cried...I love what is in your mind and how you can get it out with small pieces of fabric...absolutely stunning...Sew enjoy your day, I bet many will relish you as much as I do..(oh and you are the sweet relish, yes you are) lol.

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  6. I just love your style and love of color and inspiration. How you evolved from smocked dresses to crayon birds and mandelas - HOW, I ask? I saw your post on the Funky tree skirt - just too much. I could just melt in that sewing area - I sew at my dining room table too, but the view at your house is way better - and better lit. THat's it , the illumination! Look forward to seeing the 2011 inspiration.

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  7. Oh a giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern (s?) did I read correctly TWO patterns? what a treat it would make.

    have a grand and glorious day filled with joy and laughter, love and warmth, and the peace of the season,
    denise/deBRAT in tampa bay florida

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  8. You made all of these Carol? All of them, and the tree skirts. I keep saying it but Madame sure knows how to pick you guest bloggers, I have never been so pleased to meet so many colorful and creative quilters. I think I love you! ha ha I love this blog too! Great work, please pick me CaiIs143 at g maildotcom

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  9. oh wow - exuberant color and mamacjt all in a short time - madame sam is rocking this place with pure color and talent.

    Carol creates some incredible work in small size that is simply amazing GO TO HER BLOG _- she also wrote some great instructions on playing with crayons - ( I bought a box of 64 this week, mamacjt - can hardly wait to color again!)

    Just love Stash Manicure - always fun to open it up every morning and see what incredible candy meets my eyes - thanks to all involved here for this marvelous adventure

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  10. I love the imaginative spirit you share in your quilts! And your use of color!

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  11. oh do come back and tell us what you're going to make with those colourful scraps!!
    Love your mini quilts they're so bright and cheerful.

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  12. I'm loving the brown quilt you made. But, brown has been my favorite color the last few years. It is just love! Probably because a certain shade of brown reminds me of Hershey's chocolate. LOL.

    You are so creative! I love how you created that quilt for Samm out of a drawing. Too cute! I wish I had half that talent.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I am truly amazed Carol. Your little quilts (and big ones too) are just amazing. I love all the color and whimsy.

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  14. WOW! I love the color and the whimsy! The tree skirts are wonderfull too!

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  15. My goodness!I think you were born to be a quilt designer. It just took you a while to find your niche! Your quilts are wonderful. Style, color, whimsey, variety! You have it all. I would be honored to win one of your tree skirt patterns. Design more patterns! We will buy them! You are wonderful!

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  16. I just love this blog!! It gives me a chance find and follow some of the most awesome blogs out there. I just love your tree skirts!

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  17. I am a big fan! Your quilts are fabulous. I wish I could draw like you! I love your whole 12 days of Christmas series (especially the four calling birds!). Keep up the great work.

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  18. Love your quilts and wall hangings. I must admit I have not seen your blog or your quilts but I am going on over to visit now.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  19. Love your quilts! It's hard to believe you just started quilting in 2008! Thanks fot the chance to win your beautiful patterns.

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  20. I love the quilts, especially the little girl. Here's my entry to win the delightful patterns.

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  21. Such creativity! Your work is just wonderful. I'm about to head over to your blog and check out everything else.

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  22. The tree skirts are just adorable. I've been looking for a fun tree skirt pattern and can't decide which one I like more!! And the 285 square quilt, was inspiring. I have a large box of bright scraps and love all the little pieces, I'm going to have to add that one to my to do list for 2011. Loved your blog!!

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  23. I am totally in love with your birds. And I'm rolling in the floor over Madame Samm - so perfect for her! Please, please pick me for the tree skirt. I'm already your follower and a follower here and my tree skirt is ragged and I need a new one and I could clean your house...well maybe not clean your house but I do love it. :) blessings, marlene

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  24. Your tree skirts are adorable. I hope I win. I love your blog and hope you will have some patterns on your whimsical wallhangings.

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  25. Your tree skirts are gorgeous!!! I just love your whimsical wall hanging as well, they are so refreshing and totally made me smile :) Cheryl (cherylsneedlecrafts@gmail.com)

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  26. Absolutely love your work! I had to laugh at your comment about the dining room and kitchen. I'm in the exact same boat with you! In fact, I'm hoping Santa brings me a nice big cabinet (or 2 or 3)so I can organize my fabric and stop having my dining room & kitchen look like a fabric store threw up on them!

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  27. Love those tree skirts, thanks for joining us. I don't know how you get any sewing done with those windows right there. I would spend too much time looking out and dreaming.

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  28. I love to see the progression of the quilts and the whimsy is fabulous.

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  29. I love the whimsy! It is so creative and special. Fantastic to see!

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  30. What a wonderfully inspirational post! Love your quilts and getting to see where you create. Thank you very much.

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  31. I love your creative work! So very colorful. Your tree skirts are lovely. Would love to win the patterns for them. TIA

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  32. I love following you to see what you are up to. Your delightful designs always bring a smile to my face.

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  33. I love your work. I discovered your blog about a month ago and have been having a great time with all the eye candy. Oh, to be able to draw cute things like you do! What a gift you have!

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  34. Wow, what beautiful work...and your work space with all the natural light.

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  35. Have you published your "whimsy" wall hangings? They are adorable! I can imagine laughing the whole time stitching them!

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  36. LOVE your bright and fun quilts. I am glad I found your blog. Miriam

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  37. Just checked out your blog. Love your quilting. The colors you pick are so fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Your work is adorable and I am glad I became a follower. The tree skirts are cute as buttons especially the little trees.

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  39. I love visiting your blog. Your projects always brighten my day.

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  40. I love the princess and the dragon wall hanging. I need to make something like that in my daughter's room. Not that it isn't overwhelmed with princess stuff already, but at least a quilt would be cute :)

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  41. Morning had to come by and see what is new here YIKES Love the tree skirts. Would love to win them. They ar so playful and joyous Thanks Patchall

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  42. What stunning tree skirts... I have a tree skirt that I made 20 years ago with pre-quilted fabric... I did not know how to quilt then... Your tree skirts put mine to shame... Thanks for the offfer to get a chance to win one... :)

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  43. I need a tree skirt pattern as the dog as chewed my tree skirt this past week! Ugh! Love your quilts, especially the brown one! Its beautiful!

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  44. Those tree skirts are adorable!
    PICK ME!
    b.

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  45. I love both of the tree skirts and have just the right places and people in mind for both of them. Merry Christmas

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  46. Oh, Carol, I adore your work - a lot of it is in my Flickr favorites, actually. Thank you so much for sharing all of these gorgeous quilts with us! Your tree skirts are just darling, as well. Thanks :)

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  47. What wonderful projects...I totally enjoyed visiting and seeing all your great things.
    I'd love to be entered to win.
    Peggy in NJ

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  48. How fun! Thanks for the chance!

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  49. ooooh I love your quilts & tree skirts too! just my style!

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  50. I like all of your work but the mini-quilts best of all. The creativity that went into those is just mind boggling. Thank you for your generousity and sharing.

    Marie

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  51. I'm sew glad I found your blog and now you are here! Double Fudge Sundae!

    Your creations just pop! Would love to have one to treasure and eyeball. You are an up and comer!

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  52. I'm so glad I found your blog! Your creativity is very inspiring.

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  53. Oh how nice it would be to begin the new year with 2 new patterns - happy holidays everyone!

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  54. Great patterns! I could use a new tree skirt, considering our new puppy has been munching on the one I have :)

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  55. Thanks for sharing your quilts with us today. Love your wallhangings, your love of color shines thru. Looking forward to seen what you do in 2011.

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  56. Your little girls a so adorable! wonderful quilts

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  57. Thank you for sharing all those quilts. They all made me smile. I love the tree skirts too!

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  58. You amaze me with all the quilts you make! Every day I enjoy going on flicker to see one of your new creations!

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  59. You are so talented. What amazing work you've done. I will enjoy reading your blog and maybe I can learn lots from you as I am truly a new quilter. I just started this year and I am loving it so far.

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  60. You've done some great pieces. What a wonderful talent you have to create!

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  61. You are very creative! What inspiration and art. Thank you for sharing. And thanks for a chance to win.

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  62. Love your blog, your artwork is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. I found your blog through the Mug Rug flicker group. You are an incredible artist and the whimsy you add makes me smile all day, they are so cute. Keeping doing what you do best with your art. If I am not following you I will be in a minute.
    Jeane

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  64. Carol what a creative genius!! Love your stuff :) :) From smock dresses to tree skirts .. WOW!! Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!! I'm headed over to your blog now since I've just become introduced to you and I'm sure will enjoy many, many fun posts following along with you... Thank you!!

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  65. Brandyquilter@yahoo.comDecember 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    I love those little squares! What a great quilt, I can see why it is your favorite. As for a fabuous sewing space - Honey you have one! I would so love to have such light and views! I will be checking out your blog, it is so nice to discover new places for inspiration.

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  66. o man!I totally love your wall hangings and the quilt is awesome!i love your blog!

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  67. What wonderful tree skirts! And I love your sewing space~ the natural light and view are great! Thanks so much for posting, otherwise I wouldn't have found your blog! Have a happy day!

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  68. Love your colour combos! and I especially love the "oh Joyful" tree skirt...now I'm going to have to go check out your blog

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  69. Such neat quilts. Your work is beautiful. Especially like the crazy quilt. Very fun! Would enjoy winning your patterns. I like the funky tree skirt!

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  70. Both are so super cute! Love your block quilt ideas too, def. going to try some of my own as well as the mini quilts in 2011. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. Oh, I love your quilts! You are very talented! I also sew in my dining room and make a huge mess! LOL!

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway for us! You are too kind. I follow both this blog and yours!

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  72. I'm a huge fan, and I love those skirts. Thanks, I hope to win :-)

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  73. The tree skirts are great. I love both the traditional and the funky. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Love your tree skirts. I also enjoyed seeing some of your quilts. thanks for the chance in this giveaway.

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  75. Samm, I love the little picture Carol did for you. A much likeness. Put my name in the hat for I would love to win .

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  76. I love your work and can't believe you have just started quilting. I am curious as to where you get your drawing skills?

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  77. what an amazing lot of inspiration you have provided here! Your creativity is amazing.

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  78. Your work is really lovely, I am especially fond of the birds and your interpretation of Samm is great....
    You have a great talent...
    Hugz

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  79. That's just a fantastic little quilt you've made for Madame Samm! (but I have to say my fave is still the Four Calling Birds LOL) The tree skirts are just beautiful too, just what I could do with to replace the red tablecoth that currently graces the tree! Thanks for sharing with us Carol :)

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  80. I just hopped over from your blog. What an eye for colour you have. Your quilts are so bright and colourful. Love the quilt you made for Madam Samm. She is quite special and deserves a special quilt. The tree skirt patterns are so cute. Would love to win them.

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  81. you are sooo creative....your quilts are beautiful...

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  82. Hi Carol! I just love your quilts!! You are so talented! I love your bright and whimsical designs!! They are so unique and inspiring!! You amaze me with all your new projects. I can't wait to see the quilt you are planning for 2011!! Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs Ariane

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  83. OMGoodness everyone! I am so touched by your comments and compliments. Thank you ever so much! You all warm my heart with your kindness!!

    Carol

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  84. I love your tree skirt!! Thank you for the give away and for sharing your creative process :)

    SheilaC

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  85. Carol, your quilts are beautiful and I love your whimsical designs. You are so talented and thanks for sharing all your beautiful work.

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  86. OH MY GOSH! i love your quilts and the quilting on the smaller wall quilts is amazing! Ands you're a relative newbie, too! You are Good!! Thank you for sharing your patterns!! Merry Christmas!! Polly

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  87. Your "people" quilts are incredible!! Going to visit your blog now!
    mdehoop@hotmail.com

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  88. Your quilts are beautiful, and the tree skirts are awesome!!

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  89. You are really talented!!!
    Iwill really want to win the patterns!

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  90. Your quilts are so happy! And those tree skirts are bright and beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  91. Your tree skirts are gorgeous, I especially love Oh Joyful, I have been looking for the patter here in Australia but have been unable to find it so far, so it would be great to win a copy!

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  92. Both of those tree skirts are beautiful! They each have a wonderful spirit. I'd love to win them. Thanks for the chance.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  93. thanks for the pot on Stash Manicure. I love your quilts.

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  94. Wow, those quilts and wall hangings are just fabulous. Happy Christmas too.

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  95. Merry Christmas from South Carolina......love those tree skirts!!!! Thanks for sharing. gloria g.

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  96. Delightful quilts! I'm blown away!! And as for the tree skirts - I've been waiting, looking, searching for the "right" one for me. Looks like I've found it. Actually, I like both of them. Count me in!!

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  97. love Carol's work, thanks for sharing it here!

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  98. Love your quilts. I love the applique ones to cute. And well I love the tree skirt with the trees. I really need to make a tree skirt one of these days.

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