Friday, July 27, 2012

Another Stencil Giveaway

It was a lot of fun showing you a hand quilting demo and a stencil last month and then giving away free stencils. The Stencil Company is letting me do it again this month and next. This time there will be FOUR winners.


Look what I whipped up yesterday to give you an idea of how to use this month's cute little stencil.



I often talk about using mostly small blocks in my small quilts but who's to say you can't also use larger ones to make a small quilt? Large blocks can often easily be turned into perfect small quilts by adding a few borders. I was trying to decide what to make to showcase this little flower design on a quilt and when I went through my stack of orphan blocks, BIG ones, there she was - a 12-inch Crow's Foot block. The stencil fits perfectly in the center squares. Sure saved me a lot of time. It had been sitting there in the drawer for quite awhile in anticipation of being used in a quilt someday. It had no idea it was in fact going to BE the quilt, LOL.

Here's the stencil we're giving away this time -



Just place the stencil on your block and trace the design with your favorite marking pen or pencil. Then stitch on the lines. I decided to go with a dark red thread for contrast (made by YLI, my favorite quilting thread).


Very sweet.

The borders? The fabric is from a line called Cynthia's Scrap Bag by Carrie Quinn of Blue Hill Fabrics (Carrie owns the  Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop in Illinois, right near where my "historical friend" Adelia lived when she wrote her diary in 1861. Yes, that would be Adelia from the book. I think I will be choosing a quilt from that book - Remembering Adelia - in a few days for our Small Quilt a Month Challenge for August).


Contact Carrie at the Pieceful Gathering Quilt shop (above) to see if she has more of this fabric available.


So leave me a comment again and early next week I will choose 4 stencil winners. Also, please remember to leave me an e-mail address or blog link where I can reach you if you win. Good luck.


I'll have to quilt a little something in the other blocks too. This is really such an interesting block, isn't it? I love the contrast.

You can find more lovely stencils for quilting your small quilts here. Have a good weekend.

151 comments:

  1. This is beautiful - I have a big basket full of orphan blocks and I'm inspired to dig them out and see if I can find one or two to do a similar mini with. I love hand quilting and have a few stencils that I use all the time - some more variety would be wonderful - thanks x

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  2. What a great design!
    I would love to win a stencil!

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  3. Very sweet. I know I would use this stencil in a minute! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a nice weekend.

    Mary

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  4. Another darling stencil!! I won the stencil last month, so I won't be trying to win again, but I just wanted to say the stencils are GREAT! It was like Christmas when I received mine in the mail. I am excited for the next winner....good luck to all! Kristy

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  5. Perfect stencil! I know it would be put to good use here. Please enter me. Thank you so much!

    Susannah

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  6. The orphan block quilt is wonderful. The quilting you did on it really made it more wonderful. Would love to win a stencil!

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  7. Stencils are always useful for small as for large quilts. Thank you for the link to find them because in my country it's sometimes difficult to find them in quilt shops. May I enter the giveaway ?
    Hugs from France

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  8. I just received some stencils from the Stencil Company and am excited to use them. I ordered a few that I saw on your blog before. Enter me in the giveaway, please. And thank you for sharing!

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  9. The quilting you have done with this stencil is very sweet! I'd love to win one :0)

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  10. What a great idea for an orphan block--make a mini quilt out of it! Love the stencil quilting in the corners.

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  11. What a great use of an orphan block turned into a quilt! Your quilting sure makes it come alive! Thanks for the fun stencil giveaways! Will look forward to which Adelia quilt you choose for August!

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  12. HELLO! LOVE YOUR WORK,THE FABRICS,THE QUILTING AND THE NEAT STENCIL! WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS STENCIL! THANK YOU FOR A CHANCE!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  13. Lovely stencil - would love this for my latest small quilt

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  14. What a pretty little quilt...love the design and your hand quilting! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  15. I'd love to win a stencil. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  16. Wow! That is a truly great quilt block! And the stencil compliments the prints in the fabric wonderfully! Funny how some things just work out by chance sometimes... lol!

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  17. This a very beautifull little quilt.
    It shows the quilting very good.
    Do you use the stencil on the other blocks to ?
    Love to win the stencil.
    Greetings from a summer Holland.
    Janny Schoneveld

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  18. Love the fabric and the block - feel inspired! Would love that cute stencil...

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  19. That is a fun design, and it would be nice for one of the quilts I need to quilt. I did get pouncing powder to do stencils, now I need the stencils. I bought some mylar, but it was too hard for me to cut them out, so I think it would be easier to buy pre made stencils.

    Debbie

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  20. This is a really great block and I love the stencil. Also love that you quilted with red thread!

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  21. Oh what a sweet quilt and I love that fabric! Is it still available? What a cute stencil design and I sure hope I win this time :D

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  22. Cute stencil, thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. Very cute quilt and the stencil really sets it off so well. Thanks for the chance.

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  24. Your quilting looks so nice and neat. I would love to try to make something look like that.

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  25. Love your little quilt, a great way to get a block out of the drawer. A nice quilt stencil as well.

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  26. It IS very sweet!! I love how you say you just 'whipped it up'!! These days, it seems even the smaller projects are difficult to complete. Am working on the little hexie quilt you posted about. That one is sweet, too!! ~karen

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  27. This is so gorgeous,the pattern,the fabric and the stencil.
    Keep my fingers cross :-))

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  28. Yours is one of my very favorite blogs! So inspiring every day. Thanks to you and the stencil company for this opportunity.

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  29. I absolutely love their stencils and use them often. I do not have this one and I love it. The simple flower with a double square in the center...sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I have two small stencils from this company and have used them quite often, leading to inquiries where I purchased. This is a sweet little flower stencil.

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  31. I'm a new quilter and the stencils would be wonderful to use!

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  32. These are wonderful, it's given me some ideas for branching out

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  33. I would love to win the stencil!

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  34. Kathy - I love the border fabric in this little quilt. I always wanted to try a medallion in a square to hand quilt. It is so sweet. Thanks for all the lovely pictures.

    Barbara Cissne
    barbaradaniel45@yahoo.com

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  35. Darling little quilt and a neat petite stencil! The border fabric is perfect.

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  36. What a cool block!~ and the little stencil is just perfect for it. Thanks for the chance!

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  37. Very cute block that you were able to make into a small quilt. Great choice of fabrics and the border just pulls it all together. The stencil is just right for the quilt you made. I can't seem to get going today so I enjoyed seeing that someone else can be motivated to get something completed. :-)

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  38. I love your small quilts. Even bought a book. I would love to have this stencil.

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  39. Very nice! That is a great stencil. They are hard to find around here.
    Penny in SC

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  40. What a lovely idea for odd blocks! Will definitely be digginf through my collection!
    Kathy
    kjanesmothers@hotmail.com

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  41. Jean at cez@thewavz.comFriday, July 27, 2012 4:04:00 PM

    That is a very nice stencil. Looks so nice on the quilt you made.Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  42. I love you choices in fabrics and colors. Just bought the Sewing Circle book...can't wait to start. Would love to win!

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  43. Love your little quilt. The stencil is great. Please include me in the giveaway. I need to get busy and need a little incentive.

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  44. I would like to take part in this giveaway. I like to use stencils when quilting. Love your blog, it' s my favourite!

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  45. Love your quilt - adorable!

    Darlis Johns
    darlisj@kinex.net

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  46. I would like to take part in this giveaway!! your quilt is so lovely!!

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  47. I would love to win the stencil! Thanks for a great give-away.

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  48. Your quilt is gorgeous... beautiful colours........... I too would love to be in the giveaway.

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  49. Your little quilt is awesome. I really love the colors. The stencil is very cute, too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. This little block quilt is just gorgeous!! Love the stencil too, nice simple lines!!! I'll throw my hat into the ring for the giveaway!!!!

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  51. please enter me in, I really like the shape of this one!
    I love the colors you used!

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  52. Kathy, this orphan block is very nice. The colors are fabulous. That little quilt stencil sets off the squares very well. I would love to win this.
    http://americanaqueen.blogspot.com/

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  53. Nice quilting solution! I like a contrast between pointy geometric blocks and curvy quilting.

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  54. The block you found is perfect! I'd love to have another quilting option for my little (and big) quilts! Looking forward to seeing what you select for August!

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  55. wow it's like that block was waiting for the right stencil to come along..what a perfect match!!
    i love your stencil giveaways [thanks to the stencil co]..i've got my fingers & toes crossed this time LOL!!!
    can't wait to see what you pick for our August SQ challenge :))
    cheers...Marian

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  56. It's lovely. Great border fabric.
    Mary
    hawkbmjp@mchsi.com

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  57. Lovely little quilt. Thanks for the chance !

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  58. Thanks for the chance indeed. Still like the block to be in a big quilt but love the stecil though.

    Kind regards,
    Marga♥

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  59. Such a pretty little quilt made from an orphan block! What a great idea :) I have a box of those. Love the fabrics ! Elly

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  60. I am so inspired by this small quilt and the use of the stencil! Love your fabric choices! Judy

    Judygvi514@gmail.com

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  61. Pretty little quilt. I need to make some orphan blocks. Love the stencil. Diane

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  62. Great post on stencils for small quilts. Who knew?

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  63. I've been to that quilt shop! It is great! I love the little quilt and would love to win the stencil.

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  64. Love the little quilt. The stencil is adorable. Thanks for the chance.
    Catherine

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  65. Lovely stencil - would love this for my latest small quilt

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  66. Gorgeous little quilt and the stencil is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. Cute quilt! I need to start accumulating some stencils. Time to make quilting the quilt a priority to learn. I have the piecing down pat!!

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  68. What a perfect little stencil to fill in the bare spaces in this block. Thanks for the chance.

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  69. J'utulise toujours les stencil pour tracer pour mon piquage.
    Merci de votre générosité, celui ci eat très joli.
    Vous pouvez voir mon piquage sur mon blog
    lapassiondelacourtepointe.blogspot.com
    bourdong@videotron.ca

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  70. Love your block. You've given me an idea...to take a couple of orphan blocks I have, quilt them and make pillows out of them. Thanks! and thank you for the chance at winning such a sweet stencil.

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  71. Love your "Little" quilt and the quilting really sets it off, would love to win this great little stencil. Thanks for the chance.

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  72. That is a darling stencil, Kathleen, and I would love to win - thanks for the giveaway! Joan

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  73. OH, I would love to win this stencil...I think I have some of those blocks sitting around. Thank you for the opportunity, and I can't wait to see what the August small will be...new to the yahoo group so haven't had time to jump in on those yet.

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  74. What a cute quilt! I love the colors. And your stencil fits perfectly! Thanks for sharing your ideas and for this giveaway!
    Have a nice week end

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  75. That is such a cute stencil. Hope I win.

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  76. Nice little project -- Love the fabric choices. Nice stitching! -- Amy in Ohio

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  77. I love the stencil and border fabric. I hope I win.

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  78. I'm loving your blogs. I always learn something new and interesting. I'm off to Long Beach, CA today to the International Quilt show there. Our local quilt guild have chartered a bus to travel to the show. Thanks for the chance to win a stencil.

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  79. Your quilting is so pretty--I'm afraid mine will never look that good no matter how much I practice!
    Karen in Breezy Point
    kdm1050atgmaildotcom

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  80. What a lovely stencil.
    I would like to enter for one.

    Joke
    jlouw@kabelfoon.nl

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  81. The stencil is lovely, but your great work makes it look even better. Thanks for the chance.

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  82. Your little quilts are beautiful! Glad I stopped by. I would love to enter the giveaway!

    Shannon F.
    quiltncat@yahoo.com

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  83. Wonder little quilt and beautiful quilting!! I like that stencil a lot! Love Blue Hill fabrics!

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  84. Great idea to use one large block for a small quilt. I would love to win the giveaway. Stencils are new to me so it would be great fun to try!
    Louise
    GrenellStudios@gmail.com

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  85. Second time is always lucky. Cute stencil. Have several mini's that would "like" that design to help finish them. I might use a reverse color thread with same design in your dark solid alternate b,ocks.

    Jane m
    Harleyetta@aol.com

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  86. Lovely block Kathleen, I look forward to next months mini from Adelia books. I did this months, but in different colors. Will make another in blue and white and post soon. Always love to visit your blog. Judith, Texas

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  87. Thank you, Kathy, for showing us this great little quilt and telling us about Pieceful Gathering quilt shop. I just ordered the border fabric from them! This quilt will be a great way to use up some of my red stash for the rest of the quilt. I love your color and fabric selections! And it would be great to win the stencil also!
    Carol in Mid-Mich cgar88@ameritech.net

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  88. your hand stitching is wonderful! I am a stencil finantic!!! and would love to win!

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  89. Hi Kathy,
    I am enjoying your blog and totally LOVE your little red and white quilt with the stencil design. What a lovely design- it is always a pleasure to learn from you! The red thread- perfect!! AND the fabric- I plan to search for some just like it. Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing!
    Peg inNJ

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  90. Love the red and white block and the stencil is just perfect!
    Glenda

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  91. I love the stencil. I'm going to try a 4 block "whole quilt."

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  92. Oh wonderful hand quilting so teeny tiny perfect stitches, and oh the fabric is lickity split delicious! I have almost finished hand quilting a little one of yours that I had made will hopefully post in a couple of days.

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  93. I'm relatively new to hand quilting and am enjoying reading your blog. I've never tried stencils before, it looks so effective and the contrasting thread is beautiful. Love your little quilt. Kind Regards Mandy Currie

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  94. I just found your site today,thanks to a great lady on a yahoo group...SO glad I did!! Love your blog, and the chance to win a free stencil too!! Guess I'll just have to sign up to receive your blog by email. Thanks!!
    (wvoaks@comcast.net

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  95. I so love that sweet little quilt , and the stencil goes so perfect with it, especially the choice of red thread. I've been stockpiling my little quilts for upcoming winter work but purchased a few stencils from you last months blog on Stencil Works. Love them. I really enjoy hand-quilting, so relaxing!

    Susan

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  96. Kathy I love that cute little quilt stencil, I need to get out of my rut of straight line quilting, My go to up and down, side to side or diagonal quilting just needs to be spiced up. You have inspired me to try something new,
    Happy small quilting,
    Debbie
    http://sewinginthestyleofmygrandmother.blogspot.com/

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  97. Your stitching is lovely, Kathy, and that border fabric is awesome. The stencil you choose works perfectly with the squares. I have a few orphan blocks around, but I always forget about them. However, with this pattern and that cute stencil, I think I could whip up some lovely little quilts. Thanks for the inspiration and a great giveaway.

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  98. Love collecting different stencils and this one I don't have. Always great to have a variety on hand for any project I'm working on. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. I LOVE little quilts! That stencil is so very cute and I truly appreciate the chance to win one for my very own.

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  100. This stencil is so neat and the border fabric is beautiful! Your quilt is so pretty.

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  101. I just recently started buying a few stencils and some small quilt books, so this would be great to win. That is a great quilt you chose to use it on and I really like the reds too.

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  102. Lovely work Kathy, thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

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  103. I've never used a stencil......guess I should.

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  104. Thanks for the link Kathleen, I have a friend who needs a stencil and will pass that onto her. They're a bit hard to come by down under!

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  105. Great stencil! Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  106. I would love to win the stencil...have wanted to do a small quilt but no place to buy a small stencil in this rural area...the design and QB are awesome...the stencil makes the QB come to LIFE...thanks for allowing me to enter...
    ryantwinz@yahoo.com

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  107. Wonderful stencil. You show such good use of it. Makes a lovely little quilt.
    Ineke Platvoet
    iplatvoet at hotmail dot nl

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  108. I love love love that stencil, it's adorable! So is that border fabric.

    Thank you for the chance.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  109. een heel mooi sjaboon Zou graag willen winnen
    djoekie.witteveen@gmail.com

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  110. Seeing the photos and words on your blog is even more fun than seeing your commments on the Yahoo group! Judy in Hudson -

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  111. That's a beautiful stencil. I would love to take part.

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  112. You're right that stencil is perfect for that block - errr - little quilt!
    WOW! Thanks for the chance to win.
    I love the red thread!

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  113. Your blog entry is a mini-class on good quilt design! Thank you! 122160boyle@gmail.com

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  114. Great demonstration of stencil use on your little quilt! This has me rethinking how to quilt the little ones!

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  115. A lovely stencil and perfect for this quiltlet!
    Maribeth Schmit
    in historic Cedarburg, WI
    NQA Certified Quilt Judge
    www.wiquiltjudge.com

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  116. That stencil is perfect for your block. thanks for the give-a-way.
    Nancy B in AZ
    nabrodeur853742yahoo.com

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  117. Love that stencil! it looks great on your blocks.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Good Luck to all.
    Paula

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  118. Beautiful little quilt and lovely stencil,looks fabrulous on your block!!

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  119. Please enter me for the draw for the lovely little stencil, l promise to make good use of it, l am a bit fed up of quilting fans on everything,
    Thanks, Sue...
    Susan.phillips30@ntlworld.com

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  120. Love to win the stencil : )
    ezhinze@gmail.com

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  121. Waou ! i love so much your mini quilt !
    I want to make the same one!
    perhaps i can win the pretty stencil ?
    Thanks
    Brigitte from France
    http://boitedebiscotte.canalblog.com/

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  122. Love to hand quilt little projects and complete a project. I will try colored thread with cute little stencils! Thanks!

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  123. Thank you for offering the stencil give a way. I would love to get back to hand quilting and this stencil would be a perfect way to begin again.

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  124. I would like to be added to the drawing for the stencil. My email address is:
    < palphenaar@sbcglobal.net > I enjoy reading your blog and admire your small quilts!
    Pam A.

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  125. I would also like to be entered in your drawing. I was visiting with my sister in Murfreesboro, TN and found a sweet little border stencil in Quilt Connection and thought how perfect to use in your little quilts! This one would be wonderful too!

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  126. Kathy,

    I have never used a stencil, but after creating my hexagons on a three-week trip this month, i am more confident about the thought of hand quilting. Can't wait to try it, and I love the example you created to show us this stencil! I would love to be part of your drawing and can be reached at ghhenrydc@me.com should I be a lucky winner. Thanks for all you do, Gail

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  127. What a luck block to come out of your drawer and become famous as a stencil model-thanks for the chance to win the stencil!

    sjonak1@cox.net

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  128. What a cute little stencil. I love the border fabric. Works perfect. rchihuahua@bex.net

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  129. Thanks for the chance to win the stencil!

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  130. Oh my, your little quilt is adorable. I love the little stencil you used as well. It's the perfect stencil for those blocks.

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  131. Great little quilt! I am almost finished with July's little quilt, but the stencils won't work well with that. I have many more that it will work for though!
    Thanks

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  132. Oh! This stencil is so cute! Thanks Kathy!

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  133. Kathy, That orphan block turned out so cute made into a little quilt. And I love the stencil you used! Karen Schultz

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  134. Kathy,
    Love all your small quilts and hand quilting! The stencil is really nice. Thank you for all the inspiration.
    Ann in PA
    quiltfeather@yahoo.com

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  135. Kathy, I love this little quilt and stencil. Where did you find the border fabric??? It is wonderfull Barb in Maine

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  136. Thank you for the chance to win a free stencil...thanks again, Edna

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  137. Just got back from New Orleans where I presented a three hour seminar on Doll Quilts. From the reaction of the attendees, I think it was a success. Please enter my name in the drawing for the small quilt stencils, they would be nice to use on a future small quilt project. Dodi in Wisconsin.

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  138. Seeing your little quilts inspires me to put a quilt together, get out my hand quilting supplies, slow down and enjoy what's left of summer. Great little stencil! Thanks.

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  139. I love how the quilting turned out using this stencil. Would love to win one to try out myself. Barb in PA email betcrawford at verizon dot net

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  140. I don't have any stencils for small quilts, so I'd love to have this one for sure. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    Melody R. melodylamour@yahoo.com

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  141. How cute is that little quilt! I just love it! And I love the stencil - it's perfect for that quilt - and would be for others too. Thanks for having a giveaway. It's nice to have a chance to win - the anticipation is as exciting as winning - well, almost!
    Judy - mominami@msn.com

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  142. Hi there, i have always wanted to make a quilt. Finding your blog has inspired me to have a go at a little quilt.I do not have any stencils so this simple one would be great to start with.

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  143. Darling! Hand quilting is so relaxing. I would love to add this stencil to my collection.

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  144. This stencil was a perfect choice for the block you quilted. The red thread really shows off your stitches. I would love to win one.
    Lynnette - lkleinau@comcast.net

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  145. Hopefully I am not too late

    Love the stencil Kathy almost as much as I love the little quilt

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  146. Today,I received my 3" "Simple Flower" stencil which I won in the give away. It is just too darn cute. Thank you Kathy and the Stencil Co. for your generosity!
    Maribeth Schmit
    NQA Certified Quilt Judge
    www.wiquiltjudge.com

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