Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Amanda Murphy with a Modern Holiday Book Tour....


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congrats to Tanyia from Domestic Deficit..
she won a copy of Modern holiday


Christmas in JULY with Amanda Murphy
I am thrilled to be part of her BOOK tour...
We go back quite awhile...Amanda was possibly
one of the very first modern quilt/designers that I actually liked..
Well you know...liked her designs, her fabric collections and even her..
( bet she will be glad to read that lol)

Oh and why am I bringing this all up....?

I love anything Christmas especially when it comes
to ornaments....

When I saw Amanda's ornaments quilt...
I swelled with nostalgia and Christmas Spirit!

I thought about some of my fav ornaments..
ok, so they go on a tree vs me sewing anything at the moment...

Here are some of my fav ones...

I love choosing Hallmark ornaments, the year on them 
makes them a reminder  as they are unpacked 
of what was a highlight for our family ...
When this one came out I could not wait to get it,
what is a quilter without THREADS ?
( fav Aurifil and Presencia
no surprise there)


and you just know I would have a Coffee something too...
Love this JOE of the World Coffee Pot...


Ohhh this one has always been a fav of mine.
I bet you can guess why!


Much like ornaments at Christmas time
Christmas quilts such as Amanda's collection
here will have you remembering special moments.

Take this Happy Holiday Quilt, you just
know this very festive 3D quilt will have you planning
your Christmas Wish List...
Like, I wish I had this one!

Don't you just love how all the colours
she chose just makes her ornaments pop out of this quilt?


And note her red borders framing it perfectly with 
Happy Holidays appliquéd  on the bottom...
I am not sure if I would cuddle  under it or frame it...



There were so many favourites in her new MODERN HOLIDAY ( pattern book),
I had a hard time picking just one...


Hands down this would have to be my #1, but there were #2-3-4 too.
I bet those I am sharing this hop will be chatting about those....



Amanda has 18 SEWING and QUILTING PROJECTS in this Modern Holiday Pattern Book! 
Did you notice that her books are on my favourite Quilt :)


Amanda is a surface and quilt designer based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

If you would like a copy of MODERN HOLIDAY by our very own Amanda Murphy.., let us know....
Do you make a Holiday Quilt each year? - or- Do you have one you bring out each year? - or -Will you be planning on making one this year?

Love to know....

Draw will take place at the end of the book tour.. If you love Christmas Quilts, this will be one
pattern book that will have you stitching for years.... Amanda Murphy never disappoints.


Visit Stash Books for another chance too!

Be a great cheerleader and cheer on these lovely
ladies who will be opening the door to a Modern Holiday
Celebration


Modern Holiday Blog Tour (July 8th-24th)


Monday, July 8th




Tuesday, July 9th




Wednesday, July 10th




Thursday, July 11th




Friday, July 12th




Monday, July 15th




Tuesday, July 16th




Wednesday, July 17th




Thursday, July 18th




Friday, July 19th




Monday, July 22nd




Tuesday, July 23rd




Wednesday, July 24th


Amanda Murphy Design


My winner will also win her very own
ornament name tag with her name on it just in time
for Christmas...

ps. Geek Squad could not get up here
to fix my mail on mac ( yesterday)....terrible flooding
going on here.
Can read, just cannot reply as none of you
are coming into my inbox...
YOU just wanna cry! 

225 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas in July!. Looking forward to all the stops on this blog tour. This book looks wonderful. Here's hoping to win a copy! I love to make my Christmas quilty. One of my first quilts was a Christmas one and I do take it out every year. Also, every year I make a new quilted item or two to warm my home for the holidays. This year I will be starting early ... Ho, Ho, Ho! Hopping ... ;) Pat

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  2. Woo Hoo!! Would love to win this book. I don't have a Christmas quilt, but I have a quilted tree skirt that we use. I am always making small quilted & embroidered Christmas gifts. That ornament quilt would be wonderful to make! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. This looks like a wonderful book! That ornament quilt...I love that one.

    I haven't made a Christmas quilt yet but I do have one that I put out every year. Since we don't have any wall space (whoever thought putting a window or a sliding door in EVERY SINGLE WALL was a good idea?), it is draped over the back of the couch.

    Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  4. Merry Christmas! Oh my what a quilt! I have one Christmas Quilt but I have fabrics for another this year! I have so much to do before the date that this book would really assist me in getting it all done! Would love a copy!

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  5. Looks like a wonderful book! I usually bring out one each year but....this year I definitely going to make one. This book is coming out in perfect time! Early enough to start one (along with other craftiness) and find a gorgeous inspiring pattern! Thank you for the chance!! Christmas in July? Yes please :-)

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  6. This looks like an awesome book! When I was young almost all our ornaments were handmade. My mom spent hours and hours with little pins and sequins, felt, macrame, bread dough etc. Plus all the ornaments us kids made. When I was old enough, I also made many many ornaments and I still do. My husband says my tree gives him seizures (Lol) because it's so packed with ornaments that have no rhyme or reason to them. To stop the arguing, we each have our own tree to decorate. This year I'm making quilts and he gets a Grinch one! Thanks!

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  7. I always plan on making myself a cozy Christmas quilt. But then I get so wrapped up in making table runners, placemats and little Christmas ornaments as gifts I always run out of time! Maybe one day ill be more organized and start my Christmas quilts like....now!
    usagypsy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Merry Christmas in July! I buy fabrics to make Christmas quilts but have yet to put one together. Some of the fabrics end up being draped inside my tree so I don't feel like I am lacking in cheerful fabric! It would be delightful to win the book - it might get me cutting!

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  9. What a great looking book and I know it's packed full of wonderful goodies because, well it's Amanda! hehe. I also have lots of Hallmark ornaments and love looking and all the happy memories. I do not have a Christmas quilt, I'd really love to have one. I'm not sure if it will be this year but soon I hope. Until then I'll be using my holiday runner.

    Thank you, Amanda and Stash Books for a super giveaway and the chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Looks like a great book and I love the quilt with the ornaments. Very cheery!I have a holidayquilt which I use every year. It is one of my first quilts ever made.But just now I have a new (old ufo, lol) one in the quilting hook.So this christmas might be different....

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  11. Great book and a fabulous quilt! I am not making a holiday quilt each year, but I do make table runners and smaller stuff every year.

    Thanks!

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  12. The more I see of this book the more I like it! Love that ornament quilt. I think I might just have to make a Christmas quilt this year ....now what will I put on it????

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  13. EEEK - This looks like a wonderful book! I am yet to make a Christmas quilt - but I have 2 charm packs of Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey that I plan to make one with this year. I am just waiting for the right pattern to inspire me. I am hoping that this Blog Hop may just be what I am searching for.

    braydonandkel@bigpond.com

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  14. I am making stockings this year rather than a quilt.

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  15. I have never made anything season related but I totally want cute christmas cushions, and hopefully a christmas tree skirt

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  16. I plan on making 2 for both of my daughters house for my Grand children. I love the quilt, and the book looks super.

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  17. I have not made a Christmas quilt - wall hangings, table toppers, tree skirts I've made for the holiday - this year i am serious thinking of a Christmas quilt. I really love how Amanda's ornament quilt pops. Perhaps this will be the one I make.

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  18. What a gorgeous quilt! Love how the ornaments pop off the quilt! I have so many Christmas quilts, but every year I make new ones. I've started a Dresden Plate in Christmas fabrics and hope to finish it in time for Christmas. Thanks for the chance!

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  19. Hi I love the look of the book and would love to win one. I have a quilt which is in Christmas Fabric and I am sorry to say that it stays out all year!!! It is red and cream and the first small quilt I made at a workshop run by my quilt club and the pattern is snail trail and I am very proud of it. Mainly because it came out so well and actually looks like the example. I haven't made another Christmas quilt yet, but I did make the Think Christmas project from last year into a small quilt which looked great in our bedroom. Will hop along to see what else is going off. Thanks for the chance to win. Susie x

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  20. Don't have a Christmas quilt yet. Maybe this could be the year! I love Amanda's work, too!

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  21. I am currently working on a Christmas quilt. It will be my second. The first is a row quilt wall hanging. I absolutely love anything Christmas. Thank you for the chance to win a book.

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  22. I love cheer! Amanda is an inspiration. That`s a great book and beautiful quilt. I`m excited about the book tour. This will be lots of fun! I would love to be in the drawing for the book. Have a great day Samm!

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  23. Love, love, love this quilt! I have a great idea for my Xmas 2013 quilt and can't wait to begin working on it. I love Amanda's book and would love to win one. BTW, Samm, I enjoy your Blog Hops and I always anticipate each days offerings. I'm sure we don't thank you enough!

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  24. I have a Christmas quilt that I display on the wall. I am working on another one for my formal living room. The ceiling is 12 foot in that room and I need a big quilt for a big impact. I hope to have that one done before going to work I hope.
    I do like making other Christmas themed items to display around the house. Thank you for the chance Madame.

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  25. I have two Christmas quilts in the works - hope to get them both finished soon. Love quilt books - thanks for the chance to win this great new one.

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  26. Everything Amanda Murphy creates is fresh and beautiful. I especially love that there are colors other than red and green! These quilts can be displayed all year, as far as I'm concerned. As we "speak" I still have several Christmas quilts on the walls (yes, I'm aware it is July and not December). It's my house and frankly, I can do what I want! I do create new things each year, but not quilts beause I already have so many. My favorite item in what you've shown of Amanda's project is that HEXIE filled quilted ornament! A very WOW item. I'm already calculating how I can make one myself. Thanks for a beaufiful review. I've already hopped over to her site.

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  27. This book seems to be so wonderful and bright and full of ideas. I have made three or four Christmas quilts, one of them with embroidered blocks and one , my Chrismas Greetings from Sweden, my own design, with motifs inspired from traditional Christmas cards. I will not make a new one this year, I have not planned to do that, but who knows. Maybe I should buy Amanda´s book.
    Have a great day

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  28. The first quilt I made was a Christmas wall hanging and I bring it out every year. Sometimes I make holiday quilts but I usually give them as gifts rather than keep them for myself. This looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I have no holiday quilts that are finished. I have made two of them but have not gotten them quilted and bound yet. Maybe this year.

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  30. Good morning Madame...I just love that quilt. I don't;as a rule make a Christmas, but this year I would love to....have to see how the time goes though. Great book tour.

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  31. I love Amanda's designs and have been a fan for a long time. This new book looks great! I have the fabric and the pattern picked out for a Christmas quilt, but since it's going to be mine, I may or may not get a chance to work on it. Gee..... Christmas will be here before you know it! I'd better get busy....

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  32. I have always wanted to make a holiday quilt; for any holiday. However it has never been my priority. I did finish a quilted Advent calendar last year. I am excited for this book!
    Thank you
    Suzanne
    Suzanne dot Jourdan at gmail dot com

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  33. I do not make a holiday quilt every year. I have a Double Irish Chain that serves as a Christmas Quilt....hmmmm need to dig that out! Thanks for the chance.

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  34. I love this book. It is so on my want list. I have a christmas quilted wall hanging I bring out each year. And a christmas colore dquilt I put on my bed as well. I have a work in progress small quilt I am also working on slower than a snail. That I hope to be finished with for this christmas's use. I also have a gorgeous quilted aqua christmas tree I made last year and an aqua and green advent calender that was made ITH on my embroidery machine

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  35. I have made holiday a few table runners, wall hangings and small quilts to drape on furniture and I hope to make at least one this year. Christmas is in summer here so there Is no need for quilts to keep warm. The book looks great.thanks for a chance to win.

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  36. My house is full of quilty items at the holidays. There's the quilted Christmas tree table topper, the tree skirt, the Grinch lap robe that hangs on the rack near the fireplace, and I made last year's Crafty block of the month as a Christmas quilt too. And then there are the ornaments. I make a new design each year, sew up dozens of them and give them away at our holiday party. Can you tell I love Christmas? Thanks for the introduction to this wonderful book.

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  37. I'm NOW planning to make a holiday quilt, having just received inspiration! I'm loving the ornaments on that quilt - especially the hexie one!

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  38. I have a very old quilt, red and white, that I bring out only at Christmas and hang on the wall. The white part of the blocks are signed. I love this book, I need to make something modern to go with my antique. kcannon@anwsu.org

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  39. I do make Christmas quilts and usually at least one a year. Even though they are usually in X-mas colors, red/white and sometimes green-they don't always say "Merry Christmas". You could put them out all year and I tend toward traditional quilts but I do like some of the more modern ones that I am seeing.

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  40. I made a Christmas quilt last year. I had planned to make a Christmas quilt for our bed this year but...I have been having too much fun with other projects.

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  41. I'm ready to make a Christmas quilt now! Beautiful colors... I love the ornament quilt, too!
    Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book!

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  42. I try to make at least one Christmas quilt each year...at least a lap quilt...I love Christmas, the colors, the smells and the love everyone shares....thanks for a chance to win.

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  43. Good Morning Amanda and Madame Samm. Yes I have a Christmas quilt that goes on my bed every year but I do think I am in need of a new one. This one is about 8 years old and I need a fresh new modern one I think. But I know I do want to make a wall hanging this year and I have the perfect spot for it. This book seems like it would be one that would house the new one I make this year or the one for the wall so please add me to the list. Amanda it looks like to have a winner in this book from what I have seen so far...Thanks Madame Samm for the review and I would love to win a personalized decoration from you also. Have a great day and here in Chattanooga after 8 days we are finally seeing some sunshine so I need to enjoy some of that also...take care.

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  44. I made a holiday wall hanging a couple of years ago and bring it out each year. Its poorly done and the stitching on the back is clumpy but it has memories.

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  45. I have never made a Christmas only quilt but have made plenty of advent calendars, table runners and pillows. With so many great designs in Amanda's book I think this will be the year to make one! Thanks for a great review and a chance to win.

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  46. I would love to have her fabulous book! I have a couple of quilts I bring out for the holidays...lots of reds in them! Enjoy your day! Hope your weather improves! Sweet hugs!

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  47. My quilted advent calendar comes out every year. (Even though some years it comes out on December 24.) I have enough Christmas fabrics to make a quilt every year, but not enough time!

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  48. I love Christmas - and are planning to have a Christmas in July during my holiday in July. Love to collect Christmas fabrics :-)
    Thank you for giving me a chance to win!

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  49. Oh, yes, I would love a copy of this book!! That quilt is super cute!! I've never made a Christmas quilt. We do homemake all of our ornaments though. Some are wooden cut outs that my dh made, some are cross stitched that I have done and others are craft projects that our dd made. Homemade ornaments make for lots of fun memories!!

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  50. I would love a copy of this book. I have one Christmas quilt but would love to make another.

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  51. I have one Christmas quilt but would love to make another. Thank you for the chance.

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  52. A wonderful little book from what I have seen so far and I love the new "colors of Christmas" that she uses. I do pull out my my red, white and green (Currie Christmas Morning) quilt every year and will have a new red and white quilt to display this year. Thank you for your wonderful review. Judy C in NC

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  53. I actually made two Christmas quilts in one year. One was for my oldest son and the other was for hubby. Still need to make one for my other son and of course for myself. Love the pictures of your ornaments and thanks for not showing your mouse ornament(lol)!

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  54. I love making Christmas quilts and plan on starting soon so I can finish in time.
    Love the christmas ball quilt, that would be fun to do in novelty fabrics too.

    Debbie

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  55. I am working on two holiday quilts at the moment, and have two more planned. I just can't resist those Christmas fabrics!

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  56. I try to make something every year. Love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. You stay safe,now, no riding your scooter into standing water....you can't see how deep it really is. :) Love Amanda Murphy's fabrics and designs -- that is my fav of her quilts that I have seen so far. I would be tempted to make a smaller version for a wallhanging, and see it every year! Warm hugs to you, hope you are much better now than when we last spoke!

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  58. I love anything Christmas. Always puts me in a good mood. I try and make small quilted wall hangings each year, and I usually end up giving them away.

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  59. Would love this book!!!! I have one very old Christmas quilt, but am looking to make another this year! Evin5 at aol dot com

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  60. I've made 2 Christmas quilts and own about 3 more I think. I try to make something new every year, like a table runner because I can't resist those cute Christmas fabrics.

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  61. Yes I have 4 that I bring out and I make a new one every year. Each of my 4 daughters, sister and two nieces have a Christmas Quilt that I have made. Right now I am sewing The Fat Quarter Shop Deck-Ade The Halls Quilt.Thanks for the Look into this new book.

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  62. Would like to make a small wall hanging.

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  63. My aunt quilts and I have one that she made that I pull out each year. I quilted long ago, and this book makes me want to try my hand at it again. Love the designs and fabrics!

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  64. I have one unfinished fun Christmas quilt ... because it needs "something.' I keep trying motifs for a whimsical border but haven't found the "one!" I'll have to use them across the back so far. I think your book is just the inspiration I need to finish this one up. It's gotta have the thing I'm looking for.

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  65. I think this is my year to make a Christmas quilt. I am leaning toward the aqua and lime green tree quilt. Thanks for the chance to win her book!

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  66. So sorry to hear about your flooding and computer issues. Not a good way to spend your summer, but thinking on the upcoming holidays, I do make a new quilt every year. I find a way to bring them all out for the holidays. I love transforming my studio into a winter wonder land every year. We have dinner for about 30 at my house and my quilt room turns into a candy store for the kids. All the sugar they can inhale, as long as they go home with mom and dad and not stay here to bounce off the walls! LOL!!

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  67. I had decided that I was only going to make one very special Christmas quilt just for me,and I did that last year. After seeing Happy Holiday, well, I must make it! What an amazing design.

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  68. I am going to make holiday things this year. Every year I put it off but I am already looking at Christmas fabrics and pattern. This book is so inspirational to me It is on my list. I love seeing the different designs. Thanks

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  69. This book looks great.Every year I make a wallhanging and this year I`d love to make a king size quilt for me.

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  70. I'm planning on making a Twelve Days of Christmas quilt this year! :)

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  71. I bring out my advent quilt every year, it's become a family tradition. You move an ornament that hangs from a button in the border to the tree on the center of the quilt. It's an older "country color" quilt. Would be nice to come up with a version in the new modern colors though....thanks for getting me thinking about a new project this morning!

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  72. This looks like a great book! I don't have a Holiday quilt, but we gave out daughter-in-law a Christmas quilt a couple of years ago and she like to keep it out all year!

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  73. I would love to win this book! I have a Christmas wallhanging, quilt and placemats that are used every December!

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  74. I love this book. There is always room for one more Christmas quilt!

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  75. Of course I'd love one of those books...who wouldn't! She is just amazing and makes such beautiful projects. Your ornaments are just so cool!

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  76. I have a Christmas bed runner cut out and ready to sew. I will probably use this for a few years, with all the time put into it I couldn't see making a new one every year. Thanks for the give away - it looks like a great book!

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  77. I think I would love this book! I have a Christmas quilt I take out every Christmas.

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  78. Adoraria!!!!!Esta com hexágonos eu faria brincando...Tenho algumas peças que fiz para natal,caminhos etc...mas fiz duas colchas para meus netos um papai noel e um boneco de neve em feltro aplicados,divinos. Tenho também alguns ornamentos como guarda de cadeiras com "vovó noel". Obrigada.

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  79. Love to win the book so I could get started on some gifts! I have a Christmas quilt just waiting to be quilted. Was hoping to do it by hand with pestle cotton. I have a few of the ornaments which were on our tree when I was a child!

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  80. Love to win the book so I could get started on some gifts! I have a Christmas quilt just waiting to be quilted. Was hoping to do it by hand with pestle cotton. I have a few of the ornaments which were on our tree when I was a child!

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  81. I do not have a Christmas quilt yet so I would love to get ahold of this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  82. I do not have a Christmas quilt yet so I would love to get ahold of this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  83. I made a Christmas quilt for my brother in law a few years back and he loves it, uses it all year round. This year I actually have found three patterns that I want to make, though I don' know when I'll get chance to sew any of them. The ornaments on the quilt would make awesome pillows.

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  84. I have a quilted Tree Skirt top that needs to be quilted and bound. I have used it "raw" for year - with some strategic tucking and many presents piled on top of it, you would never notice it is not finished. Maybe this year.... thanks for the peek inside the book - it looks fantastic!

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  85. I have a tree skirt I pull out but right now I am in the process of planning and starting a new quilt tradition!

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  86. I don't have a Christmas quilt but have thought one might be on the list to do. Thanks for participating in the tour.

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  87. The very first quilt I made was a Christmas quilt so I use it every year as it is special to me. Thanks for the chance to win the book, looks fabulous.

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  88. I have an advent wall hanging my mum made us many years ago which comes out ever year. I recently finished my first Christmas quilt so can't wait to get it out this year :)

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  89. I don't have a favorite Christmas quilt yet, and think Amanda's book would be just the ticket! I need to make 4, one for me and one for each of my kids' houses too! I better get thinking Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win the book

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  90. I have one Christmas quilt in my house which is displayed all year (yes it's true !) I usually make one or more every year for someone I love. Amanda's book is awesome !

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  91. thanks for the chance, I do not have a Christmas quilt :( I would love to make one though, I love the quilt with the ornaments, it is precious! I have some fabric and am deciding what to do now for the Ho Ho Ho hop...I am stuck without an idea for now!

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  92. I have two quilts that I use for Christmas but I'm always open to stitching another one!. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  93. I'm working on a nativity quilt right now. I'm machine quilting it on my Bernina.

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  94. Hi from France
    I don't make a christmas quilt each year but I'd like too ! Each time I think about it, it's too late or too early in the year....
    Have a happy and quilty day

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  95. I don't have any Christmas quilts yet... but I've been collecting fabric to make one. Maybe this year is the one to get it made. :)

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  96. I have a Christmas quilt that is still unquilted... my husband's favorite. But we still display it each Christmas season. I was waiting until I could do justice on the quilting, but even after 8+ years longarm quilting, it's hard to find time to quilt my own! Maybe this year! Here's the story: http://www.quiltscapesqs.com/2011/12/christmas-quilt-story.html

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  97. I would love to win this book. I am going to try and get a quilt done this year. haha

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  98. Hi!!!! Love the ornament quilt!!! I do not have a Christmas Quilt...I would like to make at least a wall hanging or table runner for this year!!! Thank You

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  99. I have one Christmas quilt. It is a pineapple pattern and I love it, although I need to jazz up my style ! Moving into a new house this week- so the time is right! That's why I'd LOVE to win Amanda's book!!! Jude judy_toelle@msn.com

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  100. Pretty new to sewing so I haven't made a holiday quilt, YET, I love the one you picked out, that would be fun to make, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  101. That quilt is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win the book. I usually make Holiday quilts for special people and I am planning on making one for my neighbor this year to give her for Christmas. Hope you have a great day!

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  102. Beautiful book!
    I make a Christmas quilt every 2-3 years and always enjoy taking the old ones out of the closet:) I can see the changes in my style and experience as a quilter:) Too fun!

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  103. I have that same 'thread' tree ornament. It was a gift from a friend. I have one completed Christmas quilt (from a block exchange) and another that is still just a quilt top. What cute ornaments she added to her quilt.

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  104. I have a wall hanging log cabin making a holiday wreath with a red bow at the bottom. I do hope to make another holiday quilt to cuddle on the couch.

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  105. i'v never made a christmas quilt, but i have two planned this year - one for the adults and one for the kids of our family!

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  106. Wow! What an amazing 3D quilt. I am always tinkering with Christmas projects, but I haven't assembled my multitude of quilt blocks into a quilt yet. This may be the year, that I actually make a Christmas snuggle quilt for the house! Thank you for the inspiration and for introducing us to this lovely book! Merry Christmas in July! kmcassie (at) gmail (dot) (com)

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  107. HELLO,SUCH A NEAT QUILT! YES,I HAVE A CHRISTMAS WALLHANGING,CHRISTMAS SOFA PILLOWS AND SEVERAL CHRISTMAS TABLE TOPPERS I PUT OUT AT CHRISTMAS! LOVE TO MAKE CHRISTMAS RUNNERS TOO>MAYBE A NEW ONE FOR THIS SEASON? THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  108. I used to make Christmas projects every year, now I start them and have a few UFO's! Time seems to get away from me.

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  109. Very cool 3D effect. I too love Amanda Murphy's designs and she lives just a few hours across the state from me. We're practically neighbors! I have a couple of Christmas quilts I finished after the holidays last year that I can't wait to bring out for this year. I am also not opposed to making more. In fact I have a small collection of Christmas prints waiting for just the right pattern. Sorry about the flooding. We have had some of that too, here lately.

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  110. I have a table topper that I bring out each Christmas. Everyone is scared of staining it, but it is to be used, and does wash up nicely. The book looks fabulous!

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  111. I don't make a quilt each year, but bring out a throw that my mom made from all the red and green houndstooth wool that I used to make clothes in high school. So festive.

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  112. The quilt you love so much is my favorite one too. And those fabrics are just gorgeous. I have not made any quilts specifically for the holidays yet. I do want to at least make one at some point. This book may change my mind however. I may end up having many more. The closest I have is a quilted tree skirt I made years ago, way before I even considered learning to quilt.

    Gosh, if I win I'll be in trouble since I still do not have a blog to put that awesome ornament onto. hmmmmm I need to win a blog. LOL

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  113. I usually make a quilted wall hanging but not a large quilt each year . This looks like a real fun book with fan modern Colors . Thanks for the chance ,

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  114. I have yet to make a Christmas quilt, but maybe sooner than later it will get done. So many quilts, so little time. Love her ornament quilt, just too cute!

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  115. I'm working on the fat quarter shop's "deckade long" and I usually try to make at least one quilt for the holiday! Thanks for the chance!

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  116. I love Amanda's designs too. I actually had the priviledge to meet her in person when she came to our guild.
    I have two Christmas quilts that I bring out during the Christmas season. I also have a table runner and placemats that I put out.
    Thanks for a chance to win her book.

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  117. OMG! Love that quilt. Those colors are fantastic. Since I have only been quilting for a year, I plan on making a christmas quilt this year and that might be just the one. Thank you for sharing.

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  118. I am hoping to make a Christmas quilt this year, or at least get started on one. This book may be the inspiration I need.

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  119. I do have my favorite wall hangings for Christmas but this year I decided to make a new one for myself (!) and not use all of my old ones. I have usually liked the traditional red and green colors but after seeing all those lovely aquas, I think I might need to make one with those colors.

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  120. What a gorgeous looking book! I can't believe it, but I haven't ever made a Christmas quilt! Lots of table runners, but no quilt! Maybe this will be my lucky year! Thanks for the chance.

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  121. I love what I have seen so far in this book. I have never made a Christmas quilt but have the fabric for one and am hoping to get make it this year.

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  122. I don't yet have a Christmas quilt; but now that I'm retired, I think I'll have the time to make one. Would absolutely LOVE to win Amanda's book-it looks chocked full of great Holiday inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  123. I, too love Amanda's designs! I made a Christmas quilt several year ago as a BOM at my LQS, made a smaller table topper sized quilt a couple of years ago as a QAL, and last year I made a pillow to match the quilts as part of the Holiday Lane hop. I love sewing for Christmas...this book looks great!

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  124. Now that is a book that I could really get in to with making Christmas goodies. Would love to win a copy! :)

    I need to make my granddaughter Emilee a Christmas quilt. Allie got one when she was 3 months old and here Emilee is 2 years old and is still waiting. eekkk!

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  125. I'm with you, Happy Holiday is awesome! I don't have a special quilt, but I do have some special table toppers. Maybe this year will be the year of the Christmas quilt.

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  126. I love Amanda's book and would love a copy. I hope to make a Christmas quilt this year. I say that every year but maybe THIS is the year!

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  127. Cute quilt! I have made a table topper and a wall hanging so far for Christmas and I am working on making Christmas quilts for all of my beds. I now have two in progress and hope to have them done for next year.

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  128. I've never made a large Christmas quilt. I tend to make small wall hangings and have them all hanging on one wall! I love that Happy Holidays quilt. Maybe I'll have to go big one year!

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  129. No I do not make a Christmas quilt each year, although I have made many in the past and bring them out each year. Some I have passed on to my son and DIL and get to see them when we gonghere every Christmas Day.

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  130. I've started on my first Christmas quilt which is a BOM quilt. It will join my Christmas pillows and hopefully be just the first of many Christmas quilts.

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  131. A Christmas quilt is on my list, but I haven't done one yet.

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  132. Last year I started making Christmas quilts for my children. Three down and two to go this year. In between, I have made a snowman applique quilt for myself. Hoping to actually quilt it this season. This book looks fabulous...wonderful ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  133. I have never made a Christmas quilt before but I am in the process right now!!

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  134. I have only one at this time, but plans to make more. Thanks for sharing

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  135. The ornament quilt is to die for gorgeous! I never made a Christmas quilt ... might have to remedy that.

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  136. I haven't made a Quilt for the Holidays, but this year I am making Quilts for all 5 of my kids for Christmas (my 2 sons and 3 step-kids).

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  137. I bring out several favorite quilts for the holidays. Always tempted to make another!

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  138. I have some favorites that come out every Christmas but that doesn't stop me from making new ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  139. I don't have a Christmas quilt yet; I'm still working out exactly what I want it to be. I have been hoarding Blitzen and grabbing remnants on clearance. I'm finishing up a few projects, so I'll have to see what comes :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  140. No Christmas quilt, but have a favorite quilted poinsettia wall hanging and some log cabin placemats that I break out year after year. My inclination is towards a quilted tree skirt this year (maybe). The book looks very interesting. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  141. Merry Christmas....I just finished a wall hanging and matching runner in March. I also made a few table toppers so guess I have already made some for this year.

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  142. I don't have a Christmas quilt but intend on making one with some of Kate Spain's Joy that I have been saving for just that reason.

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  143. I have two Christmas themed wallhangings I always put up during the holidays. Sometimes I make a quilt for some relative, but not every year. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  144. I plan to make a Christmas quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  145. I usually make some kind of quilt, either a throw quilt, wall quilt or wall hanging every year for Christmas!

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  146. What a beautiful quilt and what a beautiful book as well Samm. I've made several Christmas quilts and have another in the works right now - another redwork one since that's one of my favorite things to do. :) blessings, marlene

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  147. I have never made a Christmas quilt. After last years Holiday Lane Hop, I started making snowmen blocks. Hopefully they will be all done by this winter.

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  148. I have made several Christmas quilts. Two were from block exchanges that I did each year with my quilt guild...took me about 10 years to collect enough blocks to make one for each of my kids. Then I did a bom program, and made another that's too big for the wall, but too small on a bed, so i decided I needed to make one for my bed...it's about 1/3 of the way quilted right at the moment!

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  149. Every summer I start thinking about Christmas quilts. I try to make at least one each year.

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  150. I'm working on one new quilt for this Christmas and am finishing two from last Christmas! I have tried to make at least one handmade sewn item each year! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

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  151. I might make a Christmas quilt in a year or 2, once I graduate. I just started quilting and they seem to take me quite a bit of time from start to finish and classwork gets in the way =)

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  152. I have finally put together my Christmas quilt, started 6 years ago. It was a block exchange and so is made of many different Christmas fabrics. Now I just need to quilt it and then I will enjoy using it each holiday season. Modern Holiday looks terrific, would love to win the book!

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  153. I have lots of Christmas wallhangings and small pieces but my goal is to have one Christmas quilt for each bed in the house. At our house, on December 1st, we change out the china and use the Spode for our everyday dishes for the month of December. This way, when my girls inherit my Spode someday, they will have tons of memories of using it, not just getting it out for one meal a year. I'd love to do the same with Christmas quilts and, hopefully, when they have homes of their own, they'll be all set to do the same! pbstrand@msn.com

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  154. I have a Christmas tree skirt that I use every year. I have plans to make an Advent calendar this year.

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  155. I would love to make a Christmas quilt! I have lots of wall quilts but nothing large enough to cuddle under!

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  156. I have a Christmas tree skirt I bring out every year. I make a new table cloth or table runner every year and it seems like I have made a new Stocking every year for the past 7 years, (with new son-in-laws, and grand babies there is always someone new who needs a stocking.

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  157. I haven't made a Christmas quilt yet, but this year I'm going to make one of the "ornament" quilts using a charm pack--do you know which one I mean? I'm starting small, but figure I'll go from there. I love having special things that are "only for Christmas", and a holiday quilt seems like a great heirloom-in-the-making.

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  158. The more I see of this book, the more I like it. I TRULY love the ornament quilt, and thinks its time that I settle down and make one for myself. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  159. This looks a great book - I make a new quilt for every Christmas!

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  160. This is a wonderful book. I am planning to make one this year.

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  161. I don't make one every year but I have several Christmas quilts including table runners, wall hangings and lap quilt. I also still have a wonderful stash of Christmas fabric and love to see ideas for more.

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  162. I bring out a red and white basket quilt made by my great grandmother - love those colors. Never made a Christmas quilt but it's on my bucket list!

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  163. I don't have one yet but would like to make some mini this year. This one look fab!

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  164. I haven't made one yet but I have had a plan to make one every year. Hopefully this year is the year to get my Christmas tree skirt finished (or started).
    I have got a bunting set that is very Christmassy that I love so I guess that is sort of a Christmas project.

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  165. I always get out the first quilt I ever made--a nativity one on which I had appliqued nativity figures instead of candy canes & stars called for in the pattern. something new always is in the works each year too--thinking a table runner for starters.

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  166. Never done one though it will be fabulous if I do get down to it! this one is so pretty.

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  167. oh I love your thread ornament :-) I always bring out a flannel rag quilt I made a year & a half ago *well 2 holidays so far) hope to make more stuff to bring out soon!!

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  168. I have a patchwork quilt I bring out every year and a Santa wall hanging. Love Amanda's work.

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  169. This book looks wonderful. I have quilt that I get out each year but want to make Christmas quilts for each of my kids and grandkids (please don't ask how many that would be as then I might change my mind :). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  170. Amanda's book looks gorgeous!

    I've actually got plans to make a Christmas quilt this year. Just the inspiration I need to get me moving on it. ;o)

    Sorry to hear about the flooding. We're personally now dealing with some too - it's no fun at all. Hope things get fixed and back to normal for you....

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  171. I have never made a Christmas quilt, even though I have quilted for 30 plus years! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  172. Oh my--how beautiful! I plan to make table runners this year--a good way to learn to quilt on a small scale. Beautiful, beautiful book!

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  173. Hi Sammy!
    I have a favourite Christmas quilt frcm a few years ago, the first Bunny Hill design! I love it!
    And of course, I Have a few new Christmas quilts in the works!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

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  174. I love everything to do with Christmas. The cooking, baking, present making and sometimes even the cleaning to get ready for visitors. I haven't tried making anything modern yet, but I love the pictures in Amanda's book. They inspire me to broaden my horizon. Hope to win her book. Thanks. Siena

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  175. I love everything to do with Christmas. The cooking, baking, present making and sometimes even the cleaning to get ready for visitors. I haven't tried making anything modern yet, but I love the pictures in Amanda's book. They inspire me to broaden my horizon. Hope to win her book. Thanks. Siena

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  176. I do not have any holiday quilts - I think its about time to make a few! thanks!

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  177. I would love to make some projects from this book! The orniment quilt is sooo cute! I don't have any Christmas quilts and need to make some soon!

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  178. I make a Christmas quilt every year it seems. I say this year I won't then I find fabric I must have and there you go another quilt for Christmas
    Shawn

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  179. No, I don't own a Christmas quilt!!! Sad face. I do hope to make one...not sure if for this year or not. But I already have the fabric so i COULD get started. I'd love to have one to put out.

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  180. I'm going to have to see if my library has this book if I don't win it. thanks

    beautiful quilts

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  181. I have not made a Christmas quilt, but plan to. Am so inspired by all the gorgeous Christmas quilts. Love Amanda's designs.

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  182. I haven't made that many Christmas related quilts yet so I get all the ones I have made out every year. I have started a Christmas in July block-athon last year that I haven't finished and I would really love to make the Deck-ade the Hall quilt from Fat Quarter Shop as well as a few (or lots of) others!

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  183. I have two Christmas quilts that I bring out each year, one I use for a table runner and one is to snuggle under on the sofa. I plan to make (or at least start) another one this year. I love the projects I've seen from Amanda's book!

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  184. I'd love to have a Christmas quilt!

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  185. I have blocks sewn up for 2 Christmas quilts. I just need to make my borders and have them quilted.

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  186. I am in need of a new Christmas quilt...I too love the ornament quilt..

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  187. Haven't made a Christmas quilt yet, but that could change rather soon.

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  188. I have always wanted to make a Christmas quilt, and Amanda's book has the cutest patterns. Hope this is the year that I get several made from the book that I hope I win!

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  189. I love all of Amanda's fabric lines and quilt patterns. I want it all. I don't have a Christmas quilt yet but I have two that I hope to have done by this year.

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  190. What a beautiful quilt!
    I always make SOMETHING for Christmas, even if it is only a small wall hanging. It just seems to be part of the whole Christmas ritual.

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  191. I had a goal that all the beds in our house should have a Christmas quilt. It's taken a few years to get them all finished but I'm on my last one! Quilting it now. If I win the book I can start on a new one!

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  192. I don't have a special Christmas quilt made, but I should make one! That way I can get it out every year. Thanks for the chance to win! This book looks awesome and I really want one!

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  193. Last year I got as far as a Christmas table runner. I do plan on making a Christmas quilt in bright colors this year.

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  194. I have been making Christmas quilts, four in the last four years. I like to bring out different wall quilts for every season.

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  195. I made my first holiday quilt last year, and plan on pulling it back out this year.

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  196. I have a quilt to finish for Christmas. This book looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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  197. I am working on my first larger quilt, hope to have it finished before Christmas. Making a smaller Christmas themed quilt would be nice using one of the designs in this book. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

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  198. I have a Christmas quilt that needs to be basted and hand quilted. Probably not Christmas 2013.

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  199. I do have Christmas Quilts that I put out and I make at least one new one each year, usually for a gift. Some years I have made more then one because I love them all, Christmas is so fun and happy. Thanks for a chance to win this book, of course I would love to have one. Thank you and Amanda, she is such a great gal!

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