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Monday, August 15, 2011

Guest #11 of our Wantobe Quilters - Jera with Rainy Days Tutorial by Quilting in the Rain

Thank you Madame Samm for having me part of this Wantobe Quilter Campaign, I am thrilled to be here.  It's Jera from my blog Quilting in the Rain bringing you a quick and easy quilt tutorial. If you've visited my blog, you'll notice that I'm a fan of simple patterns...well, this has got to be one of my simplest patterns yet! Check it out - only 3 steps! Enjoy! This is perfect for all you Wantobe Quilters.

p.s. you can find finished pictures of this quilt here.

Living in Seattle, this Rainy Days quilt seemed very appropriate. :) If you look closely at the fabrics I used, you'll see umbrellas and rain drops! It's a super-duper easy pattern (seriously, only 3 steps below!). This is a great pattern for showing off your favorite fabrics, and is a simply pattern for beginners, or if you need a quick weekend project. Enjoy!

Finished quilt top size: 47.5" x 57"

Materials:
  • Eight 1/4 yard cuts of varying prints (fat quarters work too)
  • 1 1/4 yards solid white fabric (I used white muslin)
  • 1/3 yard binding
  • 3 yards backing
Step 1 (Cutting) - From each 1/4 yard print of fabric, cut four 6"x10" rectangles. You will need a total of 30 rectangles, so choose one print where you will only cut two rectangles from it.

Next, from your 1 1/4 yards of white fabric, cut (70) 2.5"x10" rectangles.

The quickest way to cut all 70 rectangles is to fold your 1.25 yards of fabric in half lengthwise so that it measures roughly 22"x45" (it should already be folded like this when you buy it from the bolt). And then fold it in half lengthwise again so that it measures roughly 11"x45". With a ruler and rotary cutter, cut 2.5" strips along the length as shown below, until you have a total of (18) 2.5"x44" strips. Then, sub-cut each strip into four 2.5"x10" rectangles.


Step 2 (Piece together your blocks) - One block is made up of one 6"x 10" rectangle, and two 2.5"x 10" rectangles.

Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew each 2.5"x 10" strip to the 6"x 10" rectangle as shown below. (Sew with the correct sides facing each other, and then press open with an iron).

Repeat the above until you have a total of 30 finished blocks.


Step 3 (assemble the quilt top) - As shown below, arrange all 30 blocks into 6 rows of 5 blocks each, making sure to alternate the position of each block. Click image below to enlarge.


Lastly, sew all 5 blocks together in each row, and then sew each row together. (Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew with the correct sides facing each other, and then press open with an iron).

Baste, quilt and then bind!

I told you it was easy ;-) If you end up making this quilt, I'd love it if you shared it on QuiltingInTheRain's Facebook page!

Happy Quilting!

-Jera

Editors note:
Perhaps it is your colors you chose Jera, ( which are downright lovely) ..red and greens...
it put me in the Christmas mood...sew our giveaway today will be...

GIVEAWAY for Wantobes...
( those who have nothing, unless of course you
win today) 

This lovely collection of  2 ROLLS of  2.5 inch stips and  6 mix yardages..
Ready Set and Snow.... Brand new Winter collection... could be yours..
This from our sponsor today  
( weren't they generous? )

HOW TO WIN...
Please follow JERA at Quilting in the Rain..
let us know you followed her..
Be a follower here, let us know...
Please tell us you are a Wantobe or Quilter..
( you can both comment any day..in fact
encouraged as there will be a draw for the most
comments entered..all of those  who qualify... will be entered for a grand prize) 

And please let 1 choice 4 Quilting you appreciate them 
and JERA of course...
They have a lovely online store, be sure to check it out..
Their service, their prices are AMAZINGLY good! 

Our Sponsor Gift today will win these....


Wooden purse handles from Bag Lady


I do read all of your comments
but on average I am getting over 10,000 emails daily...
( "we" have many subscribers which generates thousands 
of comments in my inbox too. sew please understand
I am 1 person managing this campaign...) 

If you need my attention for anything URGENT, 
just put that in the subject
line...I will respond! 

example of what my inbox looks like on an average day!



238 comments:

  1. Now I have to say...first I am a new follower of Quilting in the rain! Thank you Jera, I do believe I have just now met my first quilt! I really do believe I could do this one! I am a follower here with Stash Manicure. I am a wantobe quilter, Wendy @ Why Knot Kwilt is my sponser. Thank you 1 Choice 4 Quilting for your wonderful contributions to this fabulous campaign! Again, Jera I believe this will be my first quilt. I can 'see' this one and it looks as if I can do it! Have a wonderful day!

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  2. I am a new follower of Quilting in the Rain, and she's just a few a hop, skip and a jump away from my front door. I might have to meet up with Jera to learn long arm quilting. I am a quilter, and I was sent (this time) by Jane's Fabrics. I have really enjoyed visiting each of the sponsor's websites (thanks!). There are so many wonderful products for quilters, and this give away has been the key to opening the door to these wonderful products and friends! Happy Quilting everyone!

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  3. I follow you and jets and I'm sponsored by Melissa Corey. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  4. thank you choice 4 quilting for the great giveaway, Im a follower of quiltingin the rain...a fantastic blog!!
    I am a quilter who at the moment is addicted to paper piecing heaxgons!!! Help me!!!! Love jelly rolls for the hexis :)

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  5. I am a follower of quilting in the rain and I follow this blog. My sponsor is amy @ dairy of a quilter. Love this giveaway, thanks 1 choice 4 quilting. I am a wantobe quilter.

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  6. I follow Jera ( I love her blog!) I also follow Sew We Quilt (again,love) and I Wannabe a Quilter (sponsor happyquiltingmellissa)

    Great Giveaways!!!

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  7. I am a follower of quilting in the rain I am a quilter

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  8. I'm a follower of Jera @quilting in the rain and I can't believe how cute that quilt is. I'm loving it and think I too can sew that quilt. This could be the inspiration for my first quilt. Thanks Jera!

    Of course, I'm a follower of madame Samm's blog and a big shout out to "1 choice 4 quilting". You guys rock for sponsoring such a fabulous giveaway. Some lucky wanttobe quilter is going to make a wonderful quilt out of it.

    And I am a want to be quilter from team amy@dairy of a quilter. I wouldn't mind getting this fabric bundle. wink wink. :P

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  9. I am seriously a Wantobe wannabe! I just found "in the rain" today! and think i may be able to wanna try it! Thanks 1 choice 4 quilting and to Sew we quilt! I am even stalking on facebook!

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  10. I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Lily Pad Quilting. I am now a follower of Quilting in the Rain and of this blog- Madame Samm. I went to the 1 choice 4 Quilting and thanked them for the generous collection of Ready, Set, and Snow. I also thank Jera for the quilt pattern and tutorial- a lovely quilt.( I think that covers all bases. Judy

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  11. I'm a new quilter, sponsered by Amy @ diary of a quilter, and now following Jera as well. (and stash manicure of course)
    Thank you so much for the great tutorial, and the chance to win!

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  12. This looks like something that I could get done easily and maybe do some sewing with my daughter and my mother. I need something to get my mother mentally more active now. Matching colors to solids strips would be simple for her arthritic hands. If I weren't to win, It would be fun to find the right rolls for her.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN.

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  13. I love the name of the blog "Quilting in the rain" which I am now following. Lots of inspiration for quilters (me) and non-quilters alike.

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  14. I'm sponsored by Janes's Fabric and follow both blots though a new follower for today'sguest. I'm scrolling through her blog and enjoying reading it. Checking out the stores you listed because I feel we should support those that support us.

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  15. I follow here and now I follow Jera, too AND I'm on team Lily Pad Quilting. I'm especially thrilled with this quilt tutorial because ... as a beginner ... easy is all I can consider for the moment. This looks like one I'll tackle. Baby steps. Baby steps.

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  16. Hello! I am sponsored by Nan@ Pots and Pins. I am now following Quilting in the rain (lovely blog), and follow here at Sew We Quilt. Honestly, the blogs are all great and really helpful for a beginner like me. I'm in as a Wantobequilter. And just want to say thanks for introducing us to all these new people and blogs.

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  17. I am a follower of quilting in the rain and I follow this blog. My sponsor is amy @ dairy of a quilter. Love this giveaway, thanks 1 choice 4 quilting. I am a wantobe quilter.

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  18. Hello, I'm Penny, registered with Jane's Fabrics and I follow you and now Jera. I'm usually freaked out when a pattern says "cut 70." I really appreciate Jera's suggestion about cutting multiple strips. Every hint's a blessing.

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  19. I'm a follower of Quilting In The Rain and now also follower of this blog. The tutorial is great because is simple and cute and I'm .....a beginner quilter!
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  20. How fantastic! What a great giveaway. Thank you to Jera for a great tutorial and 1 Choice 4 Quilting for the lovely fabric, it's getting colder here so I'm starting to get excited about Christmas! I am a Wantobe Quilters sponsored by Amy @ Diary of a Quilter. Thank you all! :) xx

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  21. I'm an established quilter and loved the tutorial. I can only imagine how the wantobe's must love it! I can just see that quilt in solids and will put it on my "to do" list. Thank you!

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  22. I too am a quilter and have followed Jera's 'Quilting In the Rain' blog for a while now, I love her simplicity for sewing and the shortcut tips she gives.

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  23. And I'm now a follower of your blog too! Looking forward to seeing the designs of some more quilters soon!

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  24. I am a wantobe quilter, sponsored by Diane of Lavender Dreams. I follow your blog and was already following Quilting in the Rain also.

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  25. I am a Wantobe Quilter, I enjoyed this guest and I would love to win this prize my sponsor May@Confessions of a fabraholic .
    I am a follower of quilting in the rain and I follow this blog.
    From Russia with Love

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  26. i'm a wantobequilter thru amy@diary of a quilter..i also followed jera n u :) i love jera's simple design n now i believe dat quilting is possible..my problem now is it's hard for me to find precut designer fabrics in my area.n i'm x very gud in matchin color too :( so..dis jelly roll will b a real great help!!plz choose me~~~~

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  27. What a lovely simple quilt, ideal for the new stitcher....like my niece, who would love to win one of the goodies!
    I'm a follower, and sponsored by Kathy's Cottage.

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  28. I follow jera. I am a wantobe quilter sent by Melissa corry at happy quilting. Thanks for the tutorial and chance to win!

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  29. I am a wantobe quilter sponsored by Mary on Lake Pulaski. I am already a follower of Quilting in the Rain - Jera's blog was actually one of the first I found via Moda Bake Shop. I am also a follower of Sew We Quilt/Stash Manicure. Thank you to 1 Choice 4 Quilting for the contribution! If I win, I will send you a picture of the quilt I make with the pretty Christmas fabric.

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  30. Good morning everybody! Another great post this morning!

    I am signing in for my little wantobequilter, Allie Coburn! These fabrics would start her stash off to a great start! She is sponsored by Darlene at SewCalGal!

    I now follow Jera, 1choice4quilting, and as always follow here at Madame Samm's! I am also a follower of Susan Branch... have been for a couple of weeks since finding her blog through this campaign! LOVE going to her blog every morning to see what's new to read! She does have some fabulous posts!

    I left some love over at Jera's, Susan's, and 1choice4quilting! I also sent emails to the Bag Lady and The Grace Company!

    Thank you to all of our fabulous sponosrs! :)

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  31. Hi I am a wantobe quilter, I am sponsored by wendy from Why knot Kwilt? I recall visitting her site via here a few times before but have just become a follower. I thought I had joined up here, I have been visitting almost daily for a few months (nearly a year) ogling all the beautiful stuff and wonderful ideas, trying to decide if I really SHOULD take the plunge and start a quilty stash in addition to my sewing projects I already haven't finished yet.... I can sew, but have never quilted. I'd love to start.

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  32. I'm a recently new follower of Quilting in the Rain and love how approachable and not-scary the tutorials are over there! This is another great one! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I am follower to this blog and also following JERA at Quilting in the Rain.
    I am Wantobe quilter, I teamed up with Staci from http://theconfusedquilter.blogspot.com/..Thanks for the chance!!

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  34. Im a subscriber to this and quilting in the rain, and Im a quilter.

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  35. I am a quilter and a follower here and at Quilting in the Rain.

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  36. I am considered a quilter and am already one of your followers. I now follow Jera's 'Quilting In the Rain' blog.

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  37. Thank you, Samm, for finding such wonderful guest posters! I am now following Jera, whose blog I just commented on. I just LOVE that quilt and believe that will be my first quilting attempt! I am a follower of yours too. ;-) Dorian at Ridge Top Quilts is my sponsor. 1 Choice for Quilting has beautiful fabrics! Thank you!

    Carol (NJ)

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  38. I am a new follower of Quilting in the Rain (as of moments ago) and a new follower of you (days ago). I am a wantobe quilter who has no supplies(except a sewing machine) but will hopefully be taking my first quilting class at the beginning of Sept!

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  39. Hi!! I'm an italian Wantobe a Quilter, now also a follower of Quilting in the Rain and maybe a future customer of 1choice4quilting!!

    kisses

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  40. I am a wantobe quilter! I now follow Jera! I think this quilt is just right for a beginner! I hope I can give it a try! Thank you to 1 choice 4 quilting! Thanks to you too Madame Samm and my sponsor Jane's Fabrics!

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  41. I am a wantobe and follow this blog and your guest blog from today. (love her quilt helpers).

    My sponsor blog is A Stitch in Time.

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  42. I follow Jera and Sew We Quilt! I am a Wannabe Quilter.

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  43. I can't win today because I am a quilter :-( but I am a customer of 1 Choice for Quilting and I wanted to comment on their wonderful customer service.

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  44. I am a follower I love this quilt going to print it out so I can make one. Thanks

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  45. Wow, what a great way to start my day! I could easily play hookie and read more of Jera's blog (and tutorials), the Stash Manicure tutorials and oh so many other blog Angels here.
    Thanks for the opportunity to learn and win at the same time.
    All the best,
    Wannabe Quilter Christina in Cleveland / Brenis

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  46. I am now a follower of Jera's blog. This quilt looks easy enough to do! I am a want to be quilter and my sponsor is Amy of Diary of a Quilter.

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  47. Wow! This is Kim Kimball a wantobe quilter sponsored by Marcias Crafty Sewing! This was such a great tutorial! I am most definitely following Quilting in the Rain! I learned so much from her site! I can't wait to get started on this quilt! Thank you so much for having Jera as a guest today!

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  48. I am a follower of Quilting in the Rain and your blog. I am a wanna be quilter and my sponsor is Kathy's Cottage.

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  49. I'm a Wantobe Quilter sponsored by Jane's Fabrics & Quilts. I'm a new follower of Jera's blog & I'm already a follower of 1 Choice 4 Quilting. Thanks Brenda - bllcornish at yahoo dot com

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  50. I'm a follower of Quilting in the Rain. I throughly enjoy her blog. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Rhonda
    r.carmichael56@yahoo.com

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  51. HELOO! I think that quilt is darling! and OH I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! I want to win!!

    I'm a Wantobe Quilter:)
    I follow this blog:)
    I follow Jera's blog:)
    My sponsor is Jeni from InColorOrder:)

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  52. I'm a new quilter, started about a year ago. I so much enjoy reading the quilting blogs and have learned so much from them.
    Rhonda
    r.carmichael56@yahoo.com

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  53. I'm a Wantobe Quilters Follower and I j'adore that quilt, can't wait to try to make one myself!
    Biz

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  54. I'm a wannabe quilter follower and a new follower to Quilt in the rain. Love it! One can never have too many sites to follow! :) Love all the inspiration. I love my new hobby!

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  55. Oops, I forgot to mention my sponser Raspberry Rabbits in the previous comment! That's what I get for doing this at 4AM. lol

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  56. I am now a follower of Jera and I am a follower here. I was sent by Amy from A Diary of a Quilter. I still concider myself a Wantobe quilter and would LOVE some cute christmas fabric. Thanks to all!
    To Jera-thanks for the tut and congrats on the baby!

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  57. I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter, and I now follow Jera as well as here. Love her tutorial, and would love to win this cute Christmas fabric! Thanks 1 Choice 4 Quilting for this great prize!

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  58. I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by quiltingbydawn. This is a quilt I think could be my 1st quilt. She made it look sew easy! It will be fun to follow her blog. Thanks to 1Choice 4Quilting for the lovely prize!

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  59. Good Morning, Madame Samm~

    I followed Jera (her dogs are sew cute!!). I'm going back to take more time to visit her blog and look around.

    I'm following here with Freda from - well, she the one with the LONG name!! (Hi, Freda!)

    Have a wonderful, sunshiney day!!


    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  60. I love this quilt - looks like woven ribbons - and could be done for every holiday, occasions etc. I follow Jera, and a Wantobe (a better) Quilter sponsored by Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts and of course you. Thanks for such an interesting and educational program.

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  61. I follow Jera and Sew We Quilt. I am a Wannabe Quilter, sponsored bt Diary of a Quilter. The quilt was very cute and the giveaway is fabulous. I love that fabric!

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  62. I now follow Jera and this blog.
    I'm a wanna be quilter sponsored by Jennifer from Ellison Lane.

    Wonderful project showcased today- everyday is so exciting to see the new inspiration!

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  63. Hi Samm and Jera. A fellow quilter here, just wanted to tell you Jera that that is a darling quilt! And I love your blog too!

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  64. New follower of Jera - love your dogs and congrats on the baby!
    Follower here....Nan of Pots and Pins is my sponsor.

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  65. I am a new follower of, "Quilting in the Rain". I also follow, Sew We Quilt and my sponsor is Amy At Diary of a Quilter!! Love the tutorial.

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  66. I am now a new follower of quilting in the rain as I love simple quick projects. Amy @diaryofaquilter is my sponsor.

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  67. Love that quilt- such a good way to show off the fabric. I'm a Quilter. :)

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  68. Very fun and I have just the perfect fabric to do one of these with. Thanks for the fabulous post!

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  69. Thank you for the awesome tutorial! :o)
    I am now a new fan and follower of Quilting in the Rain. What a fabulous blog!! :o)
    Have a great day.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  70. oopsie daisy ... I forgot to mention that I am a "quilter"

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  71. Hi Jera! I'm listening to the rain outdoors as I post this :) Your quilt is beautiful and I have to say, I too believe I will have to add it to my "have to" list ... beautiful! I'm not a wantobe but still needed to add my hellos. Thank you Sponsors for yet more wonderful giveaways!! Morning All!

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  72. I love these jelly rolls! I am a follower and a Wantobe Quilter!

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  73. What a wonderful quilt for beginners! I would love to make something like this, thanbks for the tutorial, I'm a quilter:>)

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  74. that sounds a lovely quilt (I'm mostly blind so I go by how the description makes me imagine things!) - I like blustery days as the year ends, and I think I'll have a go at this one to keep me warm on such days! ... I'm just in the process of finishing my first quilt, so definitely at the beginning of becoming a quilter!

    I'm on my way to follow Quilter in the Rain now. I'm a Wantobe Quilter and my sponsor is Quilter in the Gap.

    i'd love to welcome any new followers to my blog too: Touch And Sew (http://touchandsew.blogspot.com)

    Giles

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  75. Good Morning Jera...I can't believe I am forgetting to comment on all of our guests...I am a quilter, ( somewhat) but I do recognize simplicity at its best..and I must say JERA, this design is perfect for prints that are large or small...your color sense leaves me breathless, and I can only imagine how many wantobes and quilters alike who will not be putting this on their must make quilts...LOVELY sweetie...now off to the gym...

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  76. I'm a follower of both you and Quilting in the Rain. I'm a Wantobe sponsored by Amy at Amys Creative SIde.

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  77. I'm now following Jera and I'm a Want to b Quilter. I'd love to win some great swag but I'm also excited about my new collection of great blogs! Thanks Madame Samm!

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  78. I am no wanttobe but I do want to do this pattern. Cool, or maybe refreshing. I look for tops I can make on the serger and turn into shower curtains so this is perfect in sew many ways. Thanks!!!

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  79. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" My Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberryrabbits

    I am a follower of Quilting in the Rain!! Thank~You Jera, I Love that Quilt!! With the right supplies that may be the Quilt I tackle first. I just love the way you can see all the Fabrics!!

    Thanks,
    Nancy

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  80. I am a quilter and I now follow Quilting in the Rain. Love Jera's tutorial, quilt and blog!

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  81. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" My Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberryrabbits

    Thanks Madame Samm, I am a follower here and Love it!! I hope you had a wonderful week end!!

    Thanks, Nancy

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  82. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" My Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberryrabbits

    Thank~You "1 Choice for Quilting"!! Your products and Service are Awesome!!

    Thanks, Nancy

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  83. I am a new follower of Quilting in the Rain, and I must say - I love her style! Congratulations to Jera on her new addition to the family <3 I love the tutorial she shared today and as a Wantobe Quilter, I think it would be a great pattern to try! I also follow you, Madam Samm, and thank you again for your amazing giveaways!!! I am here thanks to Jane's Fabric & Quilts. Thanks again!

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  84. I am a follower of Quilting in the Rain. Great tutorial.

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  85. I would love to win this fabric! I am a Want to be quilter, I am a new follower of Quilting in the Rain and I already follow you, Mm. Samm. My sponsor is Amy @ Dairy of a Quilter. Pick me!

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  86. New follower of Quilting in the Rain--can't wait to read more! I am of course a follower of SM, and my sponsor is Staci w/ The Confused Quilter. Thanks so much for the giveaway--I love this fabric!!

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  87. I'm a new follower of Quilting in the Rain, and wow... I am glad I am! What a fantastic blog!!

    I'm also a wantobe quilter registered with Jane's Fabrics.. so I hope I win! =)

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  88. Great little pattern for ANY quilter especially to show off some of the newer print fabrics.
    I'm a new follower of Quilting in the Rain!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  89. Hi Im a wanna be quilter and a follower of Jeri Quilting in the Rain and I found this very helpful thank you

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  90. I "SEW" wantobe a quilter!!!!

    Love the jelly rolls, the are so gorgeous!

    Tina
    Sponsor: Nan from Pots and Pins

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  91. Beautiful jelly rolls! Most of the quilt patterns I dream of making with my Wantobe quilter self are with Jelly Rolls, I love the strippy look!
    I'm following you of course, and now following Jera and as soon as I get a few minutes to spare today I'm going to peruse her tutorials and patterns!

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  92. I am now a follower of quilting in the rain. Yea!

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  93. Am a follower of your blog. Yea!

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  94. Hi, this Wantobe was sent by Snoodles at Lilypad Quilting. I follow you and Jera, and left a little love for 1 Choice 4 Quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. ok, following both blogs... am a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is KD of KDquilts. love the tutorial of the day and really love the idea of getting to win fabric, fingers are crossed today.
    Thanks again.

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  96. I love it. So fresh and pretty...easy tutorial too.....
    Mama Bear

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  97. I now follow Jera and follow stash manicure. My sponsor is marcia's crafty sewing and quilting and I am a quilter. I love the pattern that Jera shared here. I am always looking for patterns to use with scraps and this looked like a good one. Was very pretty with the reds and greens too. I have used 1 choice 4 sewing and they had great service and the things I ordered were great. Will definitely order there again.

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  98. I am a new follower to quilt in the rain. I do follower sew we quilt and I registered at Jane's Quilts.

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  99. I have been following Jera for quite a while now and really love her posts. I think the rainy days quilt looks like a city after the rain, all washed clean. I am following your site too now. I have been quilting for about a year and a half now and really enjoy it, but, as always, wished I had more time. Anyway, please keep up the inspirations.
    Thank you.

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  100. I am a new follower of Jera....I love her simple quilt...I really think I can do that one!

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  101. I am a follower of your site.....

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  102. I am a wantobe quuilter...sent by Melissa at Happy quilting

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  103. Cute quilt! And I think I have the perfect fat quarters for it. :) blessings, marlene

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  104. I am a new follower of Jera and a "wantobe" quilter.

    Thank you to Melissa at Happy Quilter for sending me here!

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  105. Another awesome tutorial. I added another blog to my roll and said thanks to your sponsor. Amy @ Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  106. Jera, this is a great quilt for Wantobe quilters and quilters alike. Super simple and quick and easy with great results. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm a sponsor quilter.

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  107. I have been a follower of Jera's at Quilting in the Rain for awhile now... she is absolutely awesome, and her tutorials are great for this newbie quilter! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  108. I am a Wantobe quilter, from team Lily Pad Quilting :)

    I am now a follower at Jera's blog, loving finding all these great new blogs and love her tutorial.

    Thanks also to 1Choice4Quilting for being a sponsor (I've been following them already!)

    And most of all thanks to Madame Samm for all the care and hard work she is putting into this.

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  109. I see the kitty in the background! I have a seal point Himalayan named Nikki. He's my sweetpea!

    Kim Dow
    kimma722@aoldotcom

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  110. I am a Wantobe Quilter and I'm now following Jera's blog in addition to Stash Manicure. I love Jera's quilt! It looks super easy, but is so cute. My sponsor is Amy @ Diary of a Quilter.

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  111. I am following Jera's blog. Love it!!!

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  112. What a great tut!! I will most certainly be doing this pattern. I am a wantobe quilter and I follow Jera at Quilting in the Rain. I follow this blog as well as Amy at Diary of a Quilter. Hope I win!!

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  113. I follow Stash Manicure, ofcourse.

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  114. What a great tut!!! Thannku u Jera. Thank u 1Choice4Quilts for sponsering this. My sponser is Grandmama's Stories.

    Thx

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  115. I am visiting by way of Mrs. Jane with grandmamas stories

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  116. I follow Jera's blog and I absolutely love this tutu. It makes me feel like I could actually make this quilt. The fabrics are so lovely.

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  117. I am a wantobe. I follow you and jera and am sponsored by Jennifer at Ellison lane quilts. Thanks

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  118. I am a follower of Jera, Definately a follower of Madame Samm, I am a WANTOBE!!! My sponsor is Quilt Taffy!

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  119. I think my favorite thing about this giveaway so far is being able to find out about all these different blogs! So much fun! I am a wantobe quilter, sponsored by Kelly at IHaN. Thank you!

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  120. I am addicted to jelly rolls! I am following Jera's blog, I signed up for the newsletter at 1 choice 4 quilts, I came here via Jennifer @ Ellison Lane. Love her blog too. Check it out. I have a mat, rulers, cutters, sewing machines,etc. I think you could say I'm halfway in between wantobe and quilter! Have the tools, the quilts, not so much!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  121. I'm a WANTOBE quilter here by way of Amy @ Diary of Quilter. Jera's blog looks super cute, and I'm now following her, too.

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  122. This IS a great beginner quilt! One I think even my bubble-head-nieces can do! Thanks! xo, Nan

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  123. I am a wantobe and a follower here and at Jera's blog! My sponsor is Sallie & Sallie's Sampler. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    P.S. The simplicity of the quilt tutorial today is really encouraging! I don't think I could handle piecing together a million little strips (yet) but I could handle this one!

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  124. Amy in Walla WallaAugust 15, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    I love Jera and just started to follow this blog. Jera inspired me to take up quilting again this summer with her Sugar Flowers quilt pattern. My previous quilt project took 3 years for me to finish because I havent had the time. After just a few hours, I am ready to sew my top together. So exciting and I am so greatful! Ive never used a jelly roll so I would love to win one!!!!

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  125. I'm a follower - of both now! - and my sponsor is Amy of DOAQ - LOVE LOVE LOVE the jelly rolls - thanks for the chance!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Amy

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  126. I am a brand-new follower of Quilting in the Rain. (Love Jera's dogs!). I'm one of your followers. My sponsor is the fabulous Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts.

    I'm a quilter entering on behalf of my wannabe quilter niece. (Wouldn't it be fun to make a Christmas-y quilt together?)

    Thanks 1Choice4Quilting! I get the newsletters and love to wander through the shop, online.

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  127. I am a new follower of Jera's blog which I love. Thank you so much for this giveaway and, of course, thank you so much to Shawna for making this possible. I am sponsored by Janes Fabrics and Quilts.
    Patti xxx

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  128. Happy Monday to all! (trying to make it happy anyway) It's me the wantobe and Jane's Fabrics is my sponser. I'm a follower of Quilting in the Rain and here too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  129. I am a wannabe quilter sent to you by Kathy from It's Only Natural. I am following Quilting in the Rain and here as well. Please pick me to win this lovely fabric so that I can get started on my quilting. Thanks

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  130. My name is Melanie, I am entering on my step Mom's name... I am excited, She is going to help me make my first quilt.. I know she will let me use some of her fabrics too... but I would like to win some of my own stuff..

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  131. Came to you from Stash Manicure, and just followed Quilting in the Rain. Both great inspiration to try to get me off my duff and learn to quilt. Love the idea of some fun fabric to help that motivation! Thanks for the contest, and I hope you have a good vacay planned when this is all over!

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  132. Thanks for this pattern and giveaway - what a fun campaign! I'm following you both now.

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  134. Hi, I'm a wantobe quilter, of course following your blog and now also Jeras. Love the easy tutorial!I'm sponsored by Amy @ diary of a quilter. I'm planning on making my first quilt (as a christmas present) for my little niece born earlier this year, so todays prize would simply be perfect!
    Madame Samm, thaks for the huge amount of time and devotion you spend for the campaign!!!

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  135. Thank you for the tutorial! I follow Jera and Sew WE Quilt. I am a quilter and sponsored by Amy @ Diary of a Quilter. Thanks for all the great blogs you're sharing as well.

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  136. I got here from Stash Manicure, and just followed Quilting in the Rain. I'm a quilter. Thanks for the contest!

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  137. Hi -- I am a new follower here and a follower of Jera @ Quilting in the Rain. Thanks for a simple Quilt pattern that gives the confidence to try for a wantobe like myself. Planning to make a christmas quilt for my soon to be baby of 2, which would also be my first quilt.

    This contest is so perfect for me. :) Thanks for the same.

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  138. Thank you for the tutorial! I just became a follower of Jera's and am a follower here. I'm a want to be quilter sponsored by Amy @ Diary of a Quilter. I love being introduced to all these new blogs!

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  139. Hello Samm and Jera! CUTE QUILT! I will be sure to make one! :) I'm a wantobe quilter who is now a follower of Quilting in the Rain as well as Sew We Quilt.. Thank you for the time you spend making this campaign great! :)

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  140. I am a new follower of Jera at Quilting In the Rain and also follow Sew We Quilt. I am a wantabe quilter signed up with The Raspberry Rabbits. I have learned so much and would love to try Jera's simple quilt. I hope I can soon. The giveaway is great and very generous.

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  141. I am now a follower of Jera I also follow Sew We Quilt (again,love) and I Wannabe a Quilter (sponsor Melissa @ Happy Quilting. I love reading the guest bloggers.

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  142. I am a new follower of Jera @ Quilting in the Rain. I am a follower here! I am a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Jane's fabrics! Thanks for the adorable quilt tutorial!! :)

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  143. I'm a wannabe quilter who is definitely following Sew We Quilt and a new follower of Quilting in the Rain. I love the simplicity of the quilt. My sponsor is Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts. Thank you for the great tutorial. Thank you sponsors too!

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  144. I am a wantobe quilter and now a follower of Jera @ Quilting in the Rain and a follower of Madame Samm @ Sew WE Quilt. My sponsor is Janet @ Caribou Crossing Chronicles.
    All the tutorials you have posted so far have been really nteresting as well as helpful and I just wanted to say THANK YOU.

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  145. Hello Madame Samm I received notification from Jennifer @ Ellison Lane that I was coming through as a no reply. My share email box is checked so hows this. I was comment 122 or somewhere in there. thanks

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  146. i have joined mary on lake pulaski blog.

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  147. What a fun tutorial and great for those busier fabrics. Thanks so much!
    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  148. I'm a wantobe quilter and a following of this site and Jera and sponsored by Jane's Fabric and Quilts. Love the simply idea of this quilt. Also really agree that the Christmas material would make a beautiful quilt. Will have to add this to my wish list.

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  149. I am a wantobe quilter, I am a new follower of jeras blog and a follower of this blog as well. my sponsor is sue@quilt times. I loved this post and i think this might be the first quilt i try. THANK YOU JERA. Also a big thank you to 1 Choice 4 Quilting love the prize and will check out their site for sure!

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  150. I am sponsored by Mary Ann @ RocknQuilts, and I'd LOVE to WIN these great prizes!
    Also a follower.

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  151. Hi! I'm a Wantobe Quilter and I'm following here. I also follow Jera and am registered with Jane's Fabrics. I am enjoying this so much - thank you all for your hard work! Patti.

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  152. I'm following both of you. I would love the chance to win the jelly rolls. I would almost hate to unroll them because they look so nice. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  153. thanks for the tutorial-i'm a new follower of quilting in the rain. this one looks fun and doable. i'm a follower of sew we quilt and a wantobe quilter. melissa sent me from happy quilting.
    this is a great giveaway and i think i'm gonna win!
    thanks

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  154. I follow both of your blogs! Thanks for the chance! I'm sponsored by Diary of a Quilter!
    jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  155. I'm a follower here and now I'm following Jera. I'm a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Kelly @ I Have A Notion. Jera's tutorial is so easy to follow that I know I can do it!! Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  156. Wow that does sound easy. I'm printing this one and adding it to my want a do list!! I'm a want a be a quilter sent by ms marlene at stitchin by the lake.

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  157. lovely and simple. perfect to show off that fabric (hoarding) stash. thanks and i'm on way to your place now. see ya there. :>)

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  158. I'm following Jera and I think this will be the perfect way to use all my Halloween FQ's. So sweet her pups 'help' with her quilting lol
    I'm a wantobe from Marcia @Crafty sewing and Quilting

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  159. I follow here and at Quilting in the Rain, Lily Pad quilting is my sponsor and I'm a Wantobe. Thanks

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  160. DD Lindsey sponsored me and I'm a follower... Boy! Am I ever!
    Hugs from Mary

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  161. I consider myself a new quilter, but many say I'm more than a new quilter. I made my first quilt 6 years ago upon the birth of my granddaughter. Since that time, I've only made about 5 more quilts, so that's one quilt per year. I still have to pull out books and surf the web to remember the basics each time I work on a new quilt. So this stuff for the newbies is a huge help to me too! Such a great idea you had Madame Samm!!! And awesome giveaways.

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  162. I am a Wantobe Quilter registered with Linda@Stray Stitches

    I am a follower of Jera's blog "Quilting in the Rain" & of Stash Manicure ;)

    1 choice 4 Quilting
    and JERA are highly appreciated for there efforts here !!!! And I must say - so are you Madame Samm !!!!


    And who wouldn't love red & Greens -
    Christmas sewing is the great any time of the year -

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  163. I am a wantobe sponsored by Amy of Diary of a quilter. I follow Jera and your blog! Thankyou to 1 Choice 4 Quilting.

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  164. I m a new follower of Quilting in the Rain. I dont know how I lived without it all this time. Love the tutorial also.

    thanks

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  165. I'm a wantobe, sponsored by amy@diary of a quilter. I follow Jera now, and loved her tutorial. THanks for all the info and giveaways!

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  166. what a fabulous quilt jera! following your blog & stash manicure. I'm a wantobe quilter. sponsored by amy @ dairy of a quilter. thanks so much 1 choice 4 quilting!

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  167. oops, i meant to say i follow here as well.

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  168. Thanks for the awesome prize package 1choice 4 quilting and Jera too!

    I'm now a following of Quilting in the Rain!

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  169. Following of this blog as well!

    I'm a Wantobe whose sponsor is Lilypad Quilting!

    Thanks for another chance to win!

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  170. Great post today. Please enter me. My sponsor is Amy from DiaryofaQuilter.
    Laura
    laura.leahj@gmail dot com

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  171. i'm a wannabe quilter sponsored by diary of a quilter, and i follow you and Quilting in the Rain

    mcsweeney.erin@gmail.com

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  172. I follow Jera, I follow you, I am a wantobe and my sponsor is A Stitch In Time :)

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  173. I am a follower of Stash Manicure and now I am a new follower of Jera.
    Thanks Jera for your tutorial. I am going to try this quilt one day. It seems like a good one to start on as a beginner. I see that you have quite a bit of tutorials on your blog. Thanks for being such and active blogger and helping out people so much with those tutorials.
    Thanks again to Madame Samm for all the work you are doing with this campaign.
    Thanks to the sponsors that are helping out with giving all the giveaway items.
    I am a wantobe and Mary on Lake Pulaski is my extremely experienced pro quilter that I am signed up under.

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  174. Thank you Jera for a really wonderful tutorial - I think we would all like this quilt - Wantobes and All Ready Tobes. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors - Susan Branch, 1Choice4Quilting and True Cut for providing such perfect prizes. Judy C in NC and Blog Sponsor.

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  175. Fun Tut and oh so fun fabrics Jera!
    Great prizes Samm! Oh and Samm...your inbox gives me a migraine! hee,hee,hee.
    xx, shell

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  176. Well, I'm going to try this again. Jane's Fabric's is who I signed up under. I am a new follower of Quilting in the Rain. Also Madame Samm's. So many new blogs I am now a follower of. I'm trying to set up a blog of my own. Be patience with me. I love to do amy thing that is crafty. I also am a "WantobeQuilter" I haven't done any real quilting, just, tying. I am so excited to enter this givaway. Any thing would be helpful. Thanks to all sponcers.

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  177. Great tutorial! I already follow Jera ~ Love it

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  178. Ready Set Snow! I love everything Me & My Sister designs does. I am a Wantobe Quilter with Mary Ann Tate, and a new follower of quilting in the rain. Please please PLEASE enter me for today's giveaway.

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  179. I am a wanna be quilter! Sitting at my sewing machine now to learn it!

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  180. Jera does lovely work - I am a follower of her blog

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  181. I'm following both blogs. Thanks for all the info. I'm a quilter and a librarian!

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  182. I am a so very much Wantobe Quilter. My sponsor is Easily Distracted Debra. One of these days :)

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  183. I am now a follower over at Quilting in the Rain, as well as here! I am a wantobe quilter sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  184. I am a wannabe quilter, and I follow quilting in the rain and jera on her blog. She's totally awesome, and I want to be her someday. I'm going to like her on facebook right now.

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  185. I am a wantobe quilter and a new follower of Quilting in the Rain. My sponsor is Bacon Then Eggs and I'm excited to be involved in blogging!

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  186. I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Melissa Corry. I'm a follower of Jera now, and of course here too :) I really like the simple modern look of this quilt top - Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  187. I am a wantobe following both Jera and here. I love Jera's quilt, should be fun and easy for me to attempt :) my sponsor is Melissa @ Happy Quilting

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  188. a wannabe here sponsored by Debbie from designs by Debbie. I'm a follower on Jera's blog and here.
    Loved the tutorial, I think I could do that :)

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  189. Wantobe here! I'm following and followed Quilting in the Rain. Manda from stayathomelibrarian sent me. I'm loving all these quilty ideas! My brain is spinning, I just don't know where to start! :)

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  190. I'm now a new follower to Quilting in the Rain. I love the tutorial. I have some fat quarters that will be perfect for this project.

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  191. What a great themed quilt and so easy! I'm a follower of SM and now of Quilting in the Rain. DD12, wantobe quilter, would love a Jelly Roll as she's been trying to wangle a piece or two of the Kate Spain Terrain jelly roll I won since it arrived! "Just one piece", she says but as I haven't decided what to use it for yet she'll just have to be patient.
    Lol, if perhaps she wins I wonder what my chances of wangling a jelly roll from her are??
    Cheers, Robyn

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  192. I'm a wanna be and I follow you and her too. Thanks

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  193. This is a very fast and easy go to quilt, for when you need one in a hurry. Love this pattern.

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  194. uh oh........ I have a new definition of a jelly roll, (much fewer calories I might add!!)

    uh, oh ........my husband is starting to complain about what is happening to the ping pong table (piled with misc. fabric.... a sewing machine and some supplies I've started gathering)

    uh, oh ......... I'm finding myself explaining flying geese to my husband, because I put together 36 of them for my first quilt!!

    uh, oh ....... I'm starting to see cotton shirts, sheets, and pillow cases that I find at Goodwill, as something I could cut-up into pieces for a quilt

    uh, oh ...... I'm starting to look at my old, borrowed machine and dream of my very own sewing machine

    uh, oh ....... I've had to add "Quilting" as a folder in the menu bar of my computer

    uh, oh ....... this is WAY fun, and I don't think I can stop

    uh, oh ....... I think I'm beginning to morph into a quilter :)

    uh, oh.......... I almost forgot to say, I'm still a wantobe, I am sponsored by Amy @ A Quilting Sheep, I am a new follower of Jera @ Quilting in the Rain and ever so grateful to you and sponsors like 1choice4 quilting.

    Thank you for encouraging a wantobe to begin morphing!!~~Laurie

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  195. I'm a neww Follower of Quilting in the Rain....Jera is Awesome!! I LOVE this Quilt too!!!! WOOHOOO!!!

    I'm already a Follower here! YAY!! LOL! And am soooooooo a WANTABE Quilter!!!

    Don't have a Blog acct.... etc.

    Thanks for chance to win!!! :)

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