Monday, August 6, 2012

Winterkist Hoppy Time

Well friends, it's FINALLY here, the Winterkist blog hop! 

Gnomas in the Garden

Monica Solorio-Snow aka The Happy Zombie has done it again. She's designed another ultra-cute, fun holiday fabric line for Lecien USA, this one is called Winterkist and it's being released THIS MONTH!!  I have been waiting months for this very non-traditional holiday fabric to be released to the world. You all know Monica, right? Of course you do, everyone does!

This all started a few months ago when I decided that everyone should love Winterkist as much as I did. Sure I hadn't actually held it in my grubby little mitts yet, but the previews Monica posted on flickr were killing me.  This colourful fabric was going to turn my holiday decorating on it's ear!  I emailed back and forth with Monica and Lecien for a bit, and before I knew what was happening, yards and yards of fabric arrived at my door. EEP!! Let me tell you, there is nothing quite like opening yards and yards of not yet released fabric. Suddenly though, I had some real planning to do. I enlisted several very creative, talented bloggers to showcase this fabric. Over the next 3 weeks you'll see projects of every kind that all prominently feature Winterkist. 

So, I'll quit babbling and show you what I've created. It's a 42" square hand quilted quilt. I've posted a few sneak peeks already, but I didn't want to give too much away. I worked long and hard making this quilt.

Gnoma Love

It was my first time using embroidery thread to quilt, and I've got to say, I liked it.

Quilty

Part way through quilting I realized that an embroidered gnoma would be THE BOMB! Ok, I don't ever actually say that, but, you can't argue. This guy is THE BOMB! Yes, you really do need to capitalize every time.

Embroidered Gnoma

There's a needleturned gnoma too! There's almost nothing I love more than invisible hand applique. Seriously, if you can make me think your appliqued fabric is just floating on the surface, I will kiss the ground you walk on! *ahem* moving on.....

Needleturned Gnoma

Everything about my Winterkist quilt makes me happy. At Christmas, this baby will get a place of honour in my dining room. I figure I'll hang it around --- oh I don't know, September? Maybe I'll take it down sometime in March. Or maybe not. It's not *that* Christmassy.

Here's the good news for you! Every weekday for the next three weeks stop by and comment on the participating blogs for your chance to win big! Each Friday, before I go to bed, I'll draw a name from the comments on all 5 of that week's blog hop posts. The winner gets their choice of fat quarter bundles  from the very generous Fat Quarter Shop!


Personally, I think you should pick a Winterkist bundle.....



So, get ready, get set to hop!

Aug 6  Katie at There & Back <---me!
Aug 7  Rachael at imagine gnats
Aug 8  Jennie at Clover & Violet
Aug 9  Courtney at mon petit lyons
Aug 10  Sara at Sew Sweetness

Aug 13  Bianca at Sweet Diesel Designs
Aug 14  Chelsea at Pins & Bobbins
Aug 15  Rebecca at Sew Festive Handmade
Aug 16  Diane at from blank pages
Aug 17  Allegory at {sew} Allegorical

Aug 20  Kim at My Go-Go Life
Aug 21 Di at Random Thoughts...do or "di"
Aug 22 Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts
Aug 23 Jenelle at Echinops & Aster
Aug 24  Katie at There & Back <---me again!

155 comments:

  1. Love love this! This line is going to change my personal harted for all things Christmas. How can you not love this line?! Your embroidery skills are amazaballs! What a great kick off!

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  2. As soon as I saw this line I knew I was going to have so many projects. I can't wait to follow along on the blog hop!

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  3. Wow, I hope you remind us every DAY! Cuz baby I don't wanna miss any of this! AWESOMENESS.. is that a word? It is now. This fabric has some serious AWESOMENESS!

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  4. Beautiful quilt, Katie. The embroidered gnome is crazy adorable and your hand quilting is simply lovely!

    Can't wait to follow along on the blog hop too!

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  5. It is beautiful. The embroidered gnome, the handquilting, the applique.... and the fabric is gorgeous too. Now I can't wait to see the rest.

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  6. Absolutely adorable Katie! The handquilting is amazing.

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  7. I will be hopping.
    Love your quilt and the way you did the quilting. Plus your gnomes are so cute.
    thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

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  8. Can't wait to see all the projects with these beautiful colors. thanks for the chance to win a giveaway.

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  9. That is an adorable quilt; I love the colors and the hand quilting!

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  10. Loving the embroidered gnome! What a fabulous idea! The quilt is so fresh and modern. Nicely done.

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  11. I'm excited about this fabric too! I love your embroidered gnome and hand stitching is beautiful!

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  12. Wow! What an impressive quilt!! Love it and I'm looking forward to the next few weeks!!

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  13. That's so pretty! I love your hand-quilting...very pretty!

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  14. Yay! I've been looking forward to this blog hop. And I'll be buying this fabric line as soon as it's released.

    Love your quilt. You're right, the embroidered gnoma was definitely needed. And he's completely awesome. This was well worth waiting for

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  15. Wow, your needleturned applique is lovely! I wish you could teach me hahaha
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I love your quilt! and how fabulous to get all that fabric before it's released!!!

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  17. a brilliant idea and a great quilt. you are right, the stitched gnoma is the BOMB! Love this and can't wait to see what others do with this fabric.

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  18. I love this fabric! I don't usually like Christmas fabrics but i am a sucker for gnomes! Love the stitched gnome. He is awesome!

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  19. I have been dying for this fabric to come out!! I cant wait to get some. Your quilt is just beautiful )

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  20. That's such a gorgeous quilt! It's nice to have some Christmas fabric that isn't heavily based on the theme. Hand quilting is always a plus =D

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  21. Katie, it looks wonderful!!! Nicely done embroidery and fabtastic quilting! So great. SOOOOO excited for this fabric!

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  22. I like your combination of hand quilting and stitchery.

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  23. So cute; love the quilt. I also love the fabric.

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  24. I love your quilt, the gnomes are so adorable. Love them....you will enjoy this for many years!

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  25. You have done a beautiful job on this quilt and also introducing the blog hop. I better get crackin' and finish my projects. I am waiting on some fabric.

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  26. Unbelievable, Katie!! I bow to your extreme awesomeness!

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  27. LOVE your quilting. That embroidered Gnomie IS the BOMB.

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  28. wow, I love the fabric and your quilt is rockin'! That's so exciting to receive all that fabric and get to plan a Blog Hop!

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  29. The Winterkist bundles are so cute! Such fun fabric for winter.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  30. Great quilt, Katie! I love the colours and the gnomas. The handquilting is amazing!

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  31. Quilt is adorable. Really like that fabric line. Thanks

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  32. Love the color of your quilt...my favorite!!

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  33. Gorgeous colours, love this quilt - your two Gnoma are great! I like the quilting with the embroidery thread too.

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  34. The fabric is to die for and the quilt is adorable!!! love! Janelle @Emmaline Bags

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  35. Beautiful colors. The Quilt is fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Love your quilt and the gnomas are so cute!
    jholmqu474 at aol dot com.

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  37. An absolutely fantastic quilt. I love the colors in Tart Winterkist.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  38. I like your quilt ! Embroidery gnome is great !

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  39. Your quilt is so cute! I like the Winterkist fabric selection too!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Katey your hand quilting is just breathtaking! Did you find it tedious or satisfying? Also, did you use just plain old DMC floss? Thanks for sharing your Winterkist quilt.

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  41. Wonderful quilt and handquilting !

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  42. Your hand quilting is amazing! Fabulous use of the gnome!

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  43. Your quilt is lovely, I especially like the gnome - so cute.

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  44. I agree,,,the Gnoma is THE BOMB! So glad you've arranged this blog hop. I love Winterkist too!

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  45. Wow! I see why you love Winterkist. Thanks for sharing that hand quilting and The Bomb Gnome.

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  46. Your quilt is beautiful, love the gnome. I love Winterkist! The colors are awesome!

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  47. Love your hand quilting: that's alot of work!! I saw the previews of this line awhile back on Monica's blog, and I don't buy Christmas fabric, but this will be the exception!! The colors are too happy and fun to not get some of it :-P

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  48. Oh Katie this is just too adorable!! The gnomes look incredible! Your hand quilting is divine. YOU are the BOMB!! ;)

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  49. This is a masterpiece with such beautiful hand quilting! Love your gnome.

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  50. This is such a great line of fabric - and your quilt is wonderful! I love all the handstitched detail!!!

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  51. Love the details... especially that embroidered gnome!

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  52. WOW - what inspiration! I love everything about your quilt - gorgeous work!

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  53. I love all your hand quilting! Your quilt is beautiful! I think September through March is reasonable. LOL!
    ~Amy~

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  54. LOVE YOUR QUILTING!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  55. This is so cute. I love the colors and that hand embroidered Gnoma is THE BOMB for sure.

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  56. What a great kick off. I love the 2 versiond of the Gnome you added. You are correct. the BOMB.

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  57. What a great quilt. I'm really starting to love this gnome :-).

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  58. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  59. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  60. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  61. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  62. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  63. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  64. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  65. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  66. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  67. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  68. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  69. Love your persistence! York quilt is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win something since I never have!!!!

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  70. Flip that is so delicious - the embroidery is awesome, well done clever lady!

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  71. Your quilt is simply charming! Love the little gnome on it too.
    Great giveaway..............Pick me, please pick me!

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  72. I'm in love with the fabric collection, for sure i'll follow the blog hop! thank's

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  73. Yaaaaay! Winterkist! I have been waiting and waiting for these little gnomes. Thank you for having this nice giveaway. :)

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  74. adorable! such a cute quilt! 'freshly winterfest' is a fantastic colorway!

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  75. This collection is new to me. I love the colors and style. Thanks for setting this up.

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  76. The blues and greens look so good together and I love your hand quilting.

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  77. Ultra cute is right!! Blue/green combo is my favorite! and your hand quilting really sets it off.

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  78. Definitely the bomb. What a fantastic way to showcase all of the happy fabrics and the tar Gnomes.

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  79. I love that you worked with just the blues and greens from the collection. Spectacular quilt!

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  80. I love the design you chose! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  81. Love your quilt - great idea... thanks for sharing.

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  82. I love everything about this quilt... I can forsee much copying in the future :)

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  83. Love the quilt.Mr.gnome is to cute.Thank-you for the give away.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  84. The gnomes add a certain something to your quilt. Very nice.

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  85. What fun fabric, I can see a lot of cute Christmas gifts.

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  86. Love the fabric and the gnome. Hopping will be great fun. MaryD

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  87. What a great fabric line...and there's no place like "gnome"...too cute!

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  88. Love your quilt! My favorite Christmas fabrics are ones that aren't too "Christmassy" Love the pink and the orange!

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  89. Love your embroidery and love the fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. This is such a pretty line. Your quilt is so cute. I love the quilting and the embroidered gnome.

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  91. Your hand quilting is FABULOUS! The quilt is so cute.

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  92. This is so cute and your gnoma sure is da BOMB! Love this fabric line!

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  93. I'm not really a gnome fan, but I love this quilt!

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  94. I would definitely have this quilt on show year round. It's too lovely to put away!

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  95. Somehow this fabric line had escaped my notice. It's on my radar screen now! Love your appliqued gnome. Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Awesome fabric - the knome reminds me of the swedish Yule Tomtins (sp). Think I will have to buy some in the red colorway.

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  97. love the winterkist collections! eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  98. The fabric line is terrific, yes, but the GNOME is too too fabulous. I love that little gnome!
    - sunshdws at yahoo dot come

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  99. Oh thats just lovely! The embroiders gnoma turned out really well! :) I feel it would work for every season! :)

    Jerra xx

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  100. LOVE the simplicity and the colors and just everything about this!

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  101. That is such a fantastic quilt!! Happy Zombie really has something going on. So great!

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  102. This is SO cool. I'm SO excited that the fabric is going to be available soon (finally!!) and a blog hop showing all the great things you can make with it?! Even better!

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  103. This fabric line is so happy, you just want to give it a hug. I would love to turn it into a fun quilt.

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  104. I love the embroidered gnome! I just found out about the hop today- so exciting!

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  105. Love the embroidery, and well, the whole quilt! :-) Very fun!

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  106. The embroidered gnome is to die for. Very nice quilt.

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  107. Can't wait to add some winterkist projects to my currently holiday happy decor! I just love those gnomaclauses!

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  108. Wow, love the quilt - that applique gnome is perfect!

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  109. I love the big gnome in the quilt!

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  110. Love Love the colours in Freshly Winterkist! Would love to win a bundle, thanks for the chance.

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  111. i love the colors of her new line, even more than the last one!

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  112. Table runners are always on my mind for my son & DIL. Winterkist will fit right in on their table--she is fond of unusual coloringsl

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  113. Oh its so cool! And that embroidered gnoma totally needed caps. Too cool!

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  114. I absolutely love the Gnomas and I love Christmas :)

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  115. Your embroidered gnoma is, well...words fail me, it's just that perfectly, adorably, awesome! As someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas, I'm so excited Monica came out with a fabric that celebrates the season and not just the holiday! Can't wait to play with some myself!

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  116. Lov'n this line. Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win.

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  117. Such a cute gnome! Thanks for the hop.

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  118. Love, love the new Winterkist fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  119. hi, found you via Monica's blog. So excited for your Winterkist blog hop. Have been waiting, waiting, waiting for Winterkist - plan on making an Aneela Hoey Bloom quilt out of it. Will be checking in every day to see all the Winterkist awesomeness. Love your little quilt, those gnomas are gorgeous! see you, Cat

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  120. I need to learn how to do the needle turned applique, it looks amazing. I'll put it on the to-do list.

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  121. I LOVE Monica's little gnomes. I would buy it just for that cute little selvage strip of gnomes (just saying).

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  122. I LOVE that quilt. So looking forward to getting some of this fabric.

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  123. Great project - more to add to my Winterkist wish list of projects :)

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  124. I'm pretty sure I'm in love with Gnoma Claus. And I totally missed out on him last year ....

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  125. Great project! This is such a great line of fabric!

    Thanks!

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  126. Love the colors and coupling it with a clean white. You could celebrate winter all year long with this one.

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  127. Winterkist is lovely! Love your gnome too.

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  128. Thanks for the hop and the project!

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  129. Monica's fabrics are so pert and happy, I love them! The embroidered gnome is the perfect touch.

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  130. I love, Love, LOVE the fabric - and your quilt is ABSOLUTELY THE BOMB - the entire thing - including the hand embroidered gnoma and the needleturned appliqued gnoma and the embroidery floss hand embroidery - it's ALL THE BOMB. Thanks for organizing this hop. Now I've gotta get some Winterkist fabric!!!

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  131. That is one beautiful quilt! And the gnome is so cute.

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  132. I can't, absolutely cannot, wait to get some of this fabric! If I win some I'll need bricks on my feet to prevent my floating away.

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  133. Love the fabric and the quilt, thanks for the giveaway

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  134. I LOVE your quilt. I love WInterkist so that was the easy part but your quilt makes the fabric so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Great quilt ~ just love this fabric! I'd would, for sure, pick Winterkist! thanks for the giveaway!

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  136. I love that the cross hatching is only in sections! Very clever! and you're correct, that gnomas is the bomb! Will you post your neddle turn pattern so that i can copy him and give you credit for it?

    kelli dot sanders at comcast dot net

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  137. Absolutely love the embroidered gnome! Love it.

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  138. I just love the colors of your quilt! Winterkist IS adorable, and so is Monica!

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  139. Love this line and all its colors!! Makes me excited for Christmas :D

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  140. I love this fabric! I'm so excited there's a hop for it now :)

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  141. Love it! I Christmas things to be not too Christmassy - your colour choice is awesome!

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  142. My sister introduced me to this fabric line. I can't wait to buy some & make some great Christmas goodies.

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  143. I've been looking for Christmas fabric that I actually like... FOUND IT!!! ;-)

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  144. Love it! So glad I came upon this Winterkist... it's catchy... makes you want to smile like you have a silly secret... it IS the BOMB! :o)

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