Friday, September 23, 2011

#40 Guess Shell with a Friendship star and giveaway of Civil War Journals Collection

Well hi there! I'm Shell from The Raspberry Rabbits and it's soooooooooo nice to be back visiting with you during this fun event! Thanks so much, Madame Samm, for inviting me and for all the incredible work you have done! I must say, that I sure would have liked a campaign such as this when I started quilting in 1989. What fabulous prizes and what wonderful tutorials from all the guests! Woo hoo!

So as I started thinking about my tutorial for you, two ideas came to mind. I hopped over and asked Samm for her opinion and she agreed that the Friendship Star would be perfect and lots of fun!

I believe everyone is a star with their own light to shine! The Friendship Star block reminds me that we are all brought together by a common love of quilting. In the twenty two years I have been a quilter, I have learned that together quilters light up the world with love, kindness, creativity and their light shines in every quilt they make.

Now thanks to the magic of the internet and blogging, we are are all brought even closer together like one giant quilting guild! Isn't that just the coolest? I decided to teach you not just one block, but to make a  project with the Friendship Stars entwined!

So let's get hopp'in!

Ok, so first you will need some fabric! The three fabrics on the left are for my stars. The black is for my tiny inner border and binding and the two fabrics on the right are for my outer border. 1/8" yard of each is plenty. A fat quarter (18" x 22") for the back and a 13" x 21" piece of batting is perfect. The finished size of this project is 12" x 20".

Using your rotary cutter and mat, cut (6) 2 7/8squares from your black fabric and (3) 2 1/2" squares. I normally cut a 2 7/8" strip first, cut my six squares and then just trim three squares down to 2 1/2".
Next, you will need (12) 2 7/8" squares from your green fabric.
And (6) 2 7/8" squares from your cream fabric.
Now using a ruler and a pencil, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all your green squares. You don't have to make it too dark, just so you can see it.
Next place a green square and a black 2 7/8" square right sides together.
Stitch the squares together 1/4" away from the pencil line. My machine has a 1/4" foot, so it's easy.
You will do the same thing with your 2 7/8" cream squares.
I like working in an assembly line, so I just keep feeding them through one behind the other.
Once you have finished stitching down one side of all your squares, turn them around and stitch 1/4" away from the pencil line on the other side. All seams will be 1/4" in this project.
When you are finished stitching, cut them apart on the pencil line. (yes, I use bunny scissors and I carry them in my shop. I'm a crazy bunny lady after all! hee,hee,hee) You have now easily created two half square triangle pieces. Sweet!

Press all your seams towards the green fabric. Trim all the bunny ears off the corners.
"Hey! Whatcha mean trim bunny ears?"
Ooops sorry Harrington and Hannah! Mama means the fabric ears, not the assistant's ears. Oye...
Lay the squares out like this to create the star block.
Now with right sides together and using 1/4" seam, stitch these squares together.

Next sew the remaining squares together.  You will now have three rows.
Press the top row seams in.
Press the middle row seams out and the bottom row seams in.
Now sew your rows together matching up the seams. Voila', you now have a Friendship Star block! Yippee!
Make two more Friendship Star blocks and sew the three of them together. Note: you can also make all your blocks at the same time using the assembly line method. That's what I normally do.
Alrighty then. Let's add the inner border. Sew a 1 1/2" x 18 1/2" black strip to each side of the star set.

Then sew a 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" black strip to the top and bottom. Press all seams towards the black fabric.
Now from your border fabrics, cut a 2 1/2" strip (selvage edge to selvage edge) from each color.

With right sides together, stitch the strips down the long edge. Now cut this strip into (16) 2 1/2" segments. (Note, I don't press them open yet. I find it much easier to cut them into the segments first and then press.)

Next sew 5 segments together for the sides and 3 segments together for the top and bottom. Sew the sides on first. Note the color placement as you sew your borders on.
Well now, all you have left to do is layer your backing and batting with this top, quilt it as you like and apply the binding! Yippee! Happy Bunny Dance!
You now have a 12" x 20" Friendship Star tablerunner! I'm using mine on my coffee table and I'm making some as gifts for friends.

Thanks so much for spending time with me today! I hope you enjoyed this project. The bunnies and I would love a visit from you so hop over to our blog anytime. And remember, you are a Star so let your light Shine!

Hugs and Friends always,
Shell


Editors Note:
You are such a star, sew this is very befitting
today. Sew love the colors that you chose
to make your table runner and in honor of your
beautiful tut....I chose something to coordinate....
and Harrington and Hannah..thanks for hopping
on over with us....x


Giveaway today is for our Wantobes
this lovely brand new
collection called
by Marcus  Brothers..
( it is not on the market until
November..but we have some for YOU)
1 yard cuts of each collection here
 and matching Presencia
threads from Colonial Needle...
if you need threads now...
 Jane's Fabrics
has some...

                                      Civil War Journals ( not yet available till NOV 2011)

                          And your Blog sponsor will
 win 5  ( 1/2 yard cuts ) 

Would you like this?
Please hop over to Shell's and be 
her new follower.
Be one here too....
and that's it...
( have a hopping good time
this weekend)


Big thanks goes out to Shell, and Marcus Fabrics, Colonial Needle
and Great Gerberas.. and YOU for being
generous with your notes to our delightful
guests and we are reminded time and time
again..YOU are kind, You are smart
and YOU are important to all of US!


117 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tutorial! You have a great 'eye' for color and what looks good together.(something I lack)I love that it is a 'friendship star'... I am already a follower of Shell @ The Raspberry Rabbit and of course here with you Madame Samm! I can not begin express how much I have enjoyed all of your guests and all I have learned...especially since I will be able to come back and re-read my favorites! I am a wantobe quilter, Wendy @ Why Knot Kwilt is my sponsor. Thanks as well to your wonderful sponsors!

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  2. ooo, i like..... stars, they look fancy.

    ooo, i like.... that I think maybe I could do those stars

    ooo, i like .... that fabric being offered!!

    ooo, i like .... that I found this wantobe marathon!!

    ooo, i like ..... adding more blogs to follow and learn from

    ooo, i like ..... that my friend, Amy @ A Quilting Sheep is also my sponsor

    ooo, i like ..... that I can add you and the sponsors to my list of friends and wonderful, generous people!

    ooo, i like..... having this chance to say.... thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  3. oh,i love those fabrics,how wonderful,thanks for the chance to win,susi

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  4. Great tutorial and I love the bunny ears! I'm following your blog too now. Love, love those new Civil War prints!

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  5. This was an easy-to follow tutorial and I actually think I could do it! I'm a follower here and at Shell's and my sponsor is Teresa atwillowtreepond dot blogspot.com

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  6. I'm a Wantobe sponosored by Jane's Fabric and I'm so going to try these. They could fill a big holiday gift list pretty quick.

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  7. Oh I love the stars and I really like your tutorial on making this awesome friendship star. What a wonderful Christmas gift for friends and family. I need to get busy! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.!

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  8. I am already follow this blog and also Shell's blog.. I loves her rabbits.. :D
    I am a Wantobe! I sponsored by Staci from The Confused Quilter.

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  9. What a wonderful tutorial! i love those fabrics . I'm a follower here and at Shell's and my sponsor is Fabraholic .

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  10. Cute bunnies. The grey on reminds me of my rabbit called Sunflower.

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  11. I'm definitely going to have to give this one a try!

    Follower here and at Shell's...Nan of Pots and Pins is my sponsor.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  12. I love the friendship stars tutorial. I will be making me a tablerunner. I would love to win the fabrics.

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  13. I'm officially in love with this runner.
    I'm also a wannabe follower here and there and sponsored by debbie from designs by debbie

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  14. Thanks for this great tut, I love tablerunners, they are something I can do and get quick results. Io am a wantobe and my sponsor is Stitching by the Lake. Thanks agnespat

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  15. I am a wantobe and I want one of those table runners. How pretty! My sponsor is A Stitch in Time. I now follow her blog and see all the cute bunny pictures. thanks.

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  16. I LOVE this tutorial! and the way that the stars look like they are rolling in to each other is so cool! I think I will hop upstairs and make this!

    Allie Coburn is the wantobequilter this morning and we now follow Shell and follow here too.

    Allie's blog sponsor is SewCalGal!

    Quilt On!

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  17. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" and Yahoo! Shell@theraspberryrabbits is my sponsor!!

    Love the Tutorial Shell!! and you know I follow you, sew happy to see you brought the Assistants along too!!

    Happy Friday Madame Samm! I am a follower here too. Thank~You for another Fun filled week!!

    Thank~You Marcus Fabrics, I Love this Fabric!! Thank~You Colonial Needle and Great Gerberas, we Love you too!

    Have a Wonderful Week~end All!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  18. Great tutorial... and I can see one happening sometime soon... *lol*

    Good luck to all the wantobe quilters!

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  19. Great tutorial - I think I could tackle this project! I'm a Wantobe sponsored by Amy@Diary of a Quilter and am a follower of this blog as well as now following Shell's blog.

    Thanks for yet again another great giveaway!

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  20. I can only imagine what a quilt in these fabric would be like!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  21. I'm a Wantobe Quilter sponsored by Linda@straystitches. I follow Stash Manicure & I follow Raspberry Rabbits

    Thank you Madame Samm, Shell, Marcus Fabrics, & Colonial Needle

    The fabric/threads are just beautiful & the tutorial very helpful - I'll be trying this one for sure ;)

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  22. I love this tutorial! The finished tablerunner is great! I am a follower of Shell's and here! I am a wantobe and my blogsponsor is Jane's Fabrics!
    Thanks to Shell, Marcus Brothers, Colonial Needle and Madame Samm!

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  23. I love this tutorial and will HAVE to make one of these quilt size! I'm a wantobe and Kathy's Cottage is my sponsor... and I would LOVE to have this fabric!!!!!

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  24. I love the tutorial, and those bunnies are so cute! I follow,Shell, you and am sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts.Thanks!

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  26. i'm a wantobe quilter...i'm a follower of Shell's, great blog, love her wedding story...and I follow sew we quilt

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  27. I'm going now to sign up to be a follower for Shell. She sounds like a lovely person, and LOVE that hat she's wearing at the end of her tutorial. Thank you for this introduction to quilting - I'm learning oh, so much! Thank you!!

    Also, I'm sponsored by Deborah in Atlanta.

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  28. Im a wanna be quilter and a follower of Shells and do see these look easy stars will have to try them getting so many ideas and also of Janes fabrics thankyou

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  29. I have been a follower of Shells for a long time and she is adorable. Such a fun blog. I love the Civil Journals and what a great giveaway. Ellison Lane is my sponsor.

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  30. Just stopped by to thank Shell for an excellent guest posting today. I love this little table topper and Shell made it sound so easy. Thanks to Marcus Fabrics, Colonial Needle and Great Gerberas for being such great sponsors. JC

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  31. Good Morning, Madame Samm & Shell -

    I love this tutorial and am also thinking 'Christmas Presents'!!

    I hopped over to Shell's blog and am following her now. I visited her for the first time last night - - love her anniversary post!! Cute pics!!

    I'm here with Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!!

    I'd LOVE to win some fabric!! I'm really starting to have a thing for the reproductions! Sew.... PICK ME - PICK ME!! Pretty please???

    Have a great weekend, Samm! Thank you so much for all of your time and organization and passion for making this campaign such a great success and so much fun!! You are AWESOME!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  32. Thanks for the chance! I love these fabrics. And great tutorial!

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial and the adorable bunnies! I love the wedding story (cake picture), you guys are cute.
    I am now a follower at Shell's and here (of course)
    My sponsor is Amy@Diary of a Quilter.
    Thanks for the chance to win the fabric; love the way the photo was arrranged :)

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  34. IF am a wantobe sponsored by Amy of Diary of a Quilter. I follow both blogs and thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Love the design, it's so cute! My sponsor is Jen over At Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  36. This is me this is sewwwwwwww sew sew sew me!!!! PLEASE pick me and my sponsor Oh my gosh civil war reproduction fabric HEAVEN!!!

    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl...Snatch JOY~!

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  37. Hi! I'm a wantobe sponsored by Jennifer at Ellison Lane.

    I follow you and now follow Shell.

    What a fun tutorial today!

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  38. It's just little ole me...the wantobe. Stopping by again to try to win some goodies. I had so much fun reading the tut from Shell. I am now a follower of her blog and of course a follower here! Jane's Fabrics is my sponsor. Happy Friday to all!!

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  39. Thanks for today's tutorial - lots of good info. I am following her blog and my sponsor is Jennifer at Elison Lane Quilts.

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  40. Great tutorial! I am Wantobe sponsor from Diary of a Quilter (and here too maybe?). I'm now a follower of Shell's blog (love the bunnies) and of course this one. Thanks!

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  41. I signed up to follow Shell and I follow you. I'm a wantobe quilted sent by lilypadquilting

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  42. I can't thank you enough for your wonderful tutorials. Not only am I a new follower of Shell's but I am having her new posts emailed so I'll never miss one. I am a Wantobe and my sponsor is Jane of Janes fabrics and quilts and I really really need this fabric.
    Love
    Patti xxx

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  43. You make sewing star look so easy.
    I am a follower sponsored by Teresa at willow tree pond
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  44. Great tutorial for the Friendship star. I love how it creates a 'spin' when put together. I'm a quilter but wanted to gives a thumbs up and thanks!

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  45. Beautiful tabble runner! I already follow Rasberry Rabbit (and of course I follow here too). Wantobe quilter here sponsored by Melissa at Happy Quilting. Come one lucky number! Baby needs a new pair of shoes... or uh some new fabric and some goodies! Thanks for the chance to win -- AGAIN!

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  46. Shell the friendship star was the second quilt I ever made...king sized, hand pieced, hand quilted! I love that quilt - it has some great memories wrapped up in it. And I love you and your blog. :). Blessings, marlene

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  47. Ok - so I'm a follower of Shell's. I'm going to try this table runner with some brighter colors. Thanks for the tutorial!

    ahaverinen at yahoo dot com

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  48. I love the project and I will be giving it a try this weekend. This is one of my favorites of course because Shell is my sponsor in this fun Wantobe quilter event. We would both love to win this fabric.

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  49. Another Wantobe, sponsored by Kelly at IHAN. Thank you!

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  50. I really like the idea of making the friendship star into a table runner. I plan to make one using Christmas fabrics. I'm also a follower of Shell's.

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  51. I am a wantobe and a new follower of Shell's blog. Those fabrics look wonderful. Thanks for the new tutorial AND the giveaway. Sponsor is Jane of Jane's fabrics.

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  52. I follow both blogs :)

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. I am a follower here and Raspberry Rabbits, too. My sponsor is janesfabrics.blogspot.com. I would love to win these fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win

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  54. Great tutorial!

    I'm a Wantobe registered with Jane and follow both blogs. Yippee! Pick me!!

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  55. Love the tutorial! I can't wait to start making one. I am a follower of Raspberry Rabbits and they are my sponsor! Love them!

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  56. The design is great, the colors are wonderful and it looks fabulous in use!

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  57. Another great 'star' tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  58. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the fabric. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

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  59. You guys make quilting look so easy! I'm a wannabe, sent here by Marlene at stitchinbythelake.

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  60. Love the tutorial! I am a follower of both blogs. Lilypad quilting is my sponsor.

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  61. I'm a wantobe sponsored by Lily pad quilting. I already follow Shell and here. Thanks have a great weekend :)

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  62. Great tut Shell... I already follow Raspberry Rabbit and of course the wonderful Madame Samm!

    I am a wantobe on team LilyPad Quilting...

    Thanks for some more great learning and another great giveaway.. thanks sponsors!!

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  63. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. The fabrics are beautiful! Hoppin' on over to the blog now...

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  64. Thanks for the great tutorial. I am a follower of both blogs. This would make a great birthday present for me. Please pick me on my birthday. My sponsor is Kathy at Its Only Natural. Thanks.

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  65. Thanks, Shell. Just love this runner - great tut!

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  66. I'm already hopping after Shell and her assistants. Too cute! This is a favorite block for this quilter.

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  67. shell is my sponsor, so of course i already follow her. this tutorial was great. i think i have finally found my first project. the civil war reproductions are just beautiful. thank you for the chance.

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  68. Wantobe Sara Lyn here. I loved this post! Loved the stars, love the fabric, love Shell's blog. Great day! :)

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  69. I think Shel is 'hopping' mad! Her tut was furrtastic as are Harrington and Hannah. I love the fall colors she chose for her table runner. I am a follower of hers, Harrington, Hannah, and Madame Samm. My blog sponsor is KdQuilt. Now off to take a 'cat' nap...watch out Harrington and Hannah. :)

    Blessings from the NW!

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  70. I love stars ,love this table runner and fabrics.
    I follow both blogs.The civil war reproductions are wonderful.My sponsor is quilttimes.Thanks you for the chance.

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  71. I follow both blogs. I am a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Amy From Diary of a Quilter. Thanks for the great tutorial. Love it.

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  72. Perfect timing! I was looking for border ideas for a medallion quilt and these friendship stars in octagons will be perfect. I love your fabric choices. Thanks so much. Lynne of Lily's Quilt informed me of this quilt along give-away.

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  73. I love the tutorial. Before I joined this wantobe quilter I had too much fabric and no idea what to do with it all, now I have so many ideas I need to have a fabric store (and a few more hours in the day)

    I'm a wantobe sponsored by Marcia @ crafty sewing and quilting

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  74. This would make a great Christmas gift! Thanks Shell! xo, Nan

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  75. I now follow The Raspberry Rabbits blog and really enjoyed the tutorial! I was great! I am a Wantobe Quilter and my sponsor is Grandmama Jane. Have a great Day!

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  76. First ~ a few days late but, Happy Anniversary Shell! 20 yrs is something to celebrate now adays.

    What a wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much. This is one of my top 10 blocks that I really like the look of so having a great tutorial is wonderful.

    I've been following along at Shell's blog for awhile now although very quietly AND (oops) without clicking that little 'follow' button. I've now made sure to click that and can say I'm now a 'legal' follower. lol I've been following her Hearts BOM and hope someday to actually DO them. They have such promise to make a beautiful quilt or almost anything because they are so versitile in what you can use them for. Gosh, even on clothing for my Granddaughter they'd be cute I'm sure.

    Thank you again for the wonderful tutorial and wow, that fabric is GORGEOUS! And too, how wonderful to actually win and have it before anyone else has any.

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  77. Cannot wait to make this topper...great tutorial!! I'm following Shell via email.
    I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Kelly @ IHAN.
    Thanks to you Madame Samm and to Shell.
    ~Terry~

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  78. Too bad I'm not a wantabee. I love those fabrics and it will be hard to wait until they are actually released for sale. Good luck to those wantabees..
    Jan

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  79. Wow Shell. I'll hop right over to your sight and follow. How absolutely adorable! (and the table runner was cute too ...lol)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Madam Samm, once again, appreciate you.
    My sponser Dionn Stott and I would love to be winners.

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  80. I've not been lucky about winning any of the free give-a-ways but I'm a winner cuz I'm learning lots of new things about quilting. Shell's friendship star is so cute.

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  81. What an EASY way to do friendship stars! I did one once, and it involved sewing seams part-way, then sewing the triangles around the middle square, then finishing up the seam...ugh..was more trouble that fun. Needless to say, I only did it that one time! THIS way is easy enough to whip a bunch out in no time flat!!

    I hopped right over to The Raspberry Rabbits and absolutely ADORED the wedding post! Possibly because Driver & I married only a couple years before, my wedding dress was very similar, Driver also paid for my dress, our wedding was put on by his sister (not quite pot-luck, but close!)outside on her deck, and we, too, didn't go on a honeymoon (because I had to go back to work on Monday). AND, funny thing - I had rabbits when we got married & we kept having rabbits for the next 15 years!! Now the only ones we have are out in the yard, but I still love 'em!

    I'm a wanttobe for sure, I've signed up to follow Ms. Michelle, and my sponsor is the insightful SewCalGal! Thank you all soooo much for the great giveaways and for the tremendous knowledge sharing that is going on here!!

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  82. i am a wanttobequilter a follower of shell's and a follower here of course! My sponsor is sue@quilt times.

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  83. Everyday there's a new tutorial! I don't know where to start...but I want to try them all. I am a follower and a want to be quilter. Amy of Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  84. Great tutorial, brilliant for my patchwork skills. Learning so much, through this site. Thank you very much.

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  85. HI, I Have been to Rasberry Rabbit a couple of time but am now a follower of Shell's. I love this tutorial, it looks like something I can do. I am a Wantobe with Jane's Fabric & Quilts, and faithfull Stash Manicure follower. I would love to win. Thanks to all the wonderful sponsors.

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  86. Excellent tutorial Shell and very cute table topper too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  87. Hi,
    I'm a wantobe sponsored by quilting by dawn, who is such an inspiration to me.

    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I am now a follower of our fun guest blogger. (got to love those bunnies)

    Thanks to Madame Samm and our wonderful sponsors for the opportunity to win such awesome prizes.

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  88. I'm follower of The Raspberry Rabbits blog :) I have been searching for a good tablerunner pattern and this is IT! Yay! I'm so excited!!! My sponsor is Jennie from Clover and Violet and of course I follow this blog.

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  89. I love it!!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts

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  90. This is a great block! Especially the colors used to make it!

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  91. I just love those stars!! Wonderful tutorial. I'd love to make a border out of those stars.

    I'm sponsored by Mary!

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  92. Have been a follower of Shell and love all her bunny love. Was so impressed with the color selection for the table runner not to mention the beautiful Civil War collection. I'm a wantobe and sponsored by Jane's Fabric and Quilt.

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  93. done and done... thanks for another nice tutorial and introduction to a new creative inspiration.
    best.

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  94. Beautiful stars! I'd love to make this star pattern with the give-away fabric.

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  95. Great tutorial! I follow Madame Samm, I follow Shell, and I am a wantobe sponsored by Snoodles at Lilypad Quilting. Hope to be the lucky winner one of these days!

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  96. I'm already a follower for Shell (isn't she the greatest?) and you. Love these giveaways you are having, and I'm going to be so depressed when they're over. What in the world will I look forward to each day? As usual, the tutorial is awesome (love those colors Shell used), and the prizes are awesome too. Thank you, Madame Samm, for being the lovely, giving person you are.

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  97. I have been looking for a great table runner idea for my Mom and this is it :) Thanks so much!

    I follow Shell already :)

    My sponsor is A Stitch in Time

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  98. Became Shell's follower....lovely tutorial....thanks!

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  99. What beautiful fabric! And the bunnies! So I went over and followed - what a cute blog....looking forward to more!

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  100. I love this table runner! Thanks for showing us how! I'm now a follower of Shell's and am a follower here. I'm sponsored by Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling.

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  101. Great tutorial. I can't wait to make one. I am a follower of Raspberry Rabbits and Shell sponsored me. I have been attempting to quilt for a few years so I'm not a wannabe.
    Mama Bear

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  102. What a nice LITTLE project for a beginner to tackle. Just enough seams to match to make it challenging but not so many to cause total frustration and potential failure. Thanks for the tutorial, Shell, and for introducing us to Shell, Madame Samm! I'm now a Shell follower and am a follower here, too, of course.

    I'm a wannabe for sure and I'm playing along with Team Lily Pad Quilting.

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  103. I love tablerunners.Wonderful tutorial.I am a wantobe quilter.Thanks to all the wonderful sponsors.my sponsor is Katusya

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  104. Love the tutorial, can't wait to try it. I am a follower of both. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  105. The friendship star makes a beautiful table runner and the tutorial is easy to follow.

    The Civil War Journals would be perfect for a quilt I have on my "to do" list called Paprika (which uses alot of the dark reds).

    I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Lily Pad Quilting. I follow here and Shell. Thanks.

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  106. Wonderful tutorial! Thank you to both of you lovely ladies.
    Deborah

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  107. Thank you to Shelly for this great tutorial - it is just what I need to challenge those co-workers that have brought me back to the world of quilting. I am such a "want-to-be" quilter that this lesson makes it "seam" easy to piece together - although at this point I'm just hand piecing as I don't trust my 20 year old machine. We also share an anniversary although I am older and married a year longer.

    Thanks again for your commitment to sharing the art of quilting. My sponsor is Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter.

    Merci!

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  108. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial!I follow Raspberry Rabbits and SM and I am a wantobe quilter (sponsor Stitching by the Lake! ) thank you again!!

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  109. What a great tut..been gone to Alaska for a 9 day's..sew I have missed much..I do want to try to sew those stars..Follow the Raspberry Rabbits (love that name) and you of course.My sponsor Jane's Fabrics..thanks for the chance to win.....

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  110. Awesome tutorial, thanks so much! I am a wanttobe quilter, sent by Melissa Corry.

    Thank you!

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  111. Hi Shelly,

    Love the table runner - great tutorial !! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    'Hoppy" weekend to you ;0)

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  112. This is a great tutorial! I do love how the "assistants" got a bit worried about the cutting of the bunny ears!! ...lol... I didnt get a chance to read this tutorial until Saturday (my time) but it doesnt matter, I love the pattern for the table runner, and will definitely be making this one, and become of follower of Raspberry Rabbits. Thanks again! Hugs n Blessings from Sue in Oz xx

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  113. Nice tutorial for the table runner. Love the colors and also the colors of the give away fabrics.
    This wantobe quilters is a follower of Shells @ the raspberryrabbits and @ Sew WE Quilt.
    Thanks all. Have a great weekend!

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  114. I've been meaning to let you know that I have the same milk jug that you put your lovely gerbera daisies into. Daisies would be a great addition to my table tomorrow.

    Thanks,

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  115. Lovely tablerunner and great tutorial! I am a follower of the Raspberry Rabbit and of course your blog!

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  116. Shel, I love how the basic quilt block brings on such a different look, depending on the positioning of the multiple blocks look.
    I am a follower here & at your blog & sponored by you, too!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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