Friday, December 9, 2011

Gifts Galore Blog Hop Day 5 And My Day

First off my apologies for missing yesterday's blog.
I am so busy at work that I have been doing my posts after hours in the comfort of my easy chair. However, last night our internet was down. We live in a small town so I do not have the luxury of having internet access in a multitude of local coffee shops/caf├ęs.
So you will just have to imagine that I blogged.
Now on with today's blog.

Today is the last day of the Gifts Galore blog hop and also my day to post my block and recipe.
These three Moda designer will also be blogging, Hop on over to their blogs to see what they have to offer.

Basic Grey ~ Jen Williamson

Jan Patek Quilts ~ Jan Patek

American Jane ~ Sandy Klop

I chose the Honey Bee block...my favorite quilt block.
I forgot my recipe book the day that the recipes were due so I just sent Lissa this one as a joke. I sent her my real recipe the next day. Well nobody likes a joke better than Moda Lissa so she printed this one instead.


Click here to download and print.

I would not want you to be cheated out of a recipe so here is my real recipe.

Baklava - one of my favorite sweets.

Ingredients

1 (16 oz.) package phyllo dough

1 pound chopped nuts

1 C. butter

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 C. water

1 C. sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 C. honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter the bottoms and side of a 9 X 13 pan.

Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside.

Unroll phyllo dough.

Cut whole stack in half to fit pan.

Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep it from drying out as you work.

Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly.

Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered.

Sprinkle 2-3 Tablespoons of nut mixture on top.

Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go.

The top layer should be about 6-8 sheets deep.

Using a sharp knife cut into 4 long rows, then cut rows into diamond shapes.

Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.

While Baklava is baking.

Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted.

And vanilla and honey.

Simmer for about 20 minutes.

When Baklava is done remove from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it.

Let cool.

Serve in cupcake papers.

And it this would not be a Moda blog hop without a give away.


By now most of you know that I love glasses - the funkier the better.

I have found some pictures of glasses that are even a bit odd for me to wear.




Not your typical Grandma Glasses.

These would be for a crabby day.

To scary - remind me of bug legs.


Fancy schmancy.

Sunglasses or moonglasses?

Maybe if I were an avid deer hunter.
Every evening we have deer stroll though our yard.
What do you suppose the deer would think
if they saw me watching
them while wearing these glasses???

And last but not least this would not be a Moda blog hop without a give away.

Yesterday I received a big Moda box filled with my 2012 Christmas fabric.

Yes, just in time for Christmas!



I have named this line Merry Medley.

You have until Sunday December 12th at 11:00 PM to leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win a Layer Cake of this line. I will post the winner on Tuesday.

If you are a shop owner your Moda rep will be showing you this new line -and many other lines in January. If you are a fabric collector this fabric will be in quilt shops in July.

May you always see clearly.

From my heart,

Sandy

532 comments :

  1. I love your new line, BEAUTIFUL!
    Merry Christmas

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  2. Lovely fabrics. I;m basically sold on every single line of yours! Merry Christmas!

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  3. That line looks gorgeous! Looking forward to it! Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  4. Merry Medley is beautiful! I love anything with music in it.

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  5. Wow, your new Merry Medley Christmas fabric may just be my favorite yet! Thanks for the opportunity to win some ... I know JUST the pattern I'll use!

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  6. Your fabrics are wonderful! Love this newest Christmas line. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas!

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  7. I love all your fabric, Sandy, and this one is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win. Joan from Iowa

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  8. This fabric line is awesome!!! Can't wait to see it next summer.

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  9. I LOVE Baklava!! I have never made it but will definitely try with this recipe! Thanks. :) BTW your Merry Medley Christmas line is beautiful!!

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  10. Beautiful selection of fabrics. If I don't win, I'll be buying some. Thanks.

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  11. Your fabrics are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win some. Have a Happy Holiday.

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  12. love the christmas fabric :) and I also love glasses...mostly wear them for headbands! Thanks for a chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  13. The photos of glasses and the fake recipe made me laugh!
    Lisa
    Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. Oh my gosh! That fabric is beautiful!!! Hoping to be a big winner on this giveaway! :-)
    Merry Christmas!

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  15. I love the poinsettia and paisley fabric!

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  16. Great looking fabric!! I also totally love the antler glasses!! Hilarious!!!

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  17. Love your glasses and the Christmas fabric.
    Thank you and happy holidays.

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  18. Looks lovely! Too bad we have to wait a year.

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  19. Wonderful fabric! Funny glasses!
    Merry Xmas!
    Jackie

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  20. Your new Christmas line looks scrumptious. Love the colors with black.

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  21. i love blog hopping and i love giveaways!!

    thanks you muchos

    rubberduckywon at gmail dot com

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  22. Your blog is very fun! And those glasses are insane. I just made a little wall hanging I won featuring your Reindeer Games fabric and the pattern Done! I love it so much.

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  23. Love the music pieces in this line! This line looks gorgeous! Nice job!
    Marsha S

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  24. Wow! I love your Merry Medley! The Moda Blog Hop has been fun as I always enjoy visiting the Moda designers' blogs! Merry Christmas!

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  25. Wow what a great block and recipe. OMG the fabric looks amazing, I hope my local shop chooses it.

    Deanna

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  26. I can't believe I have to wait until next year to have a beautiful new Christmas quilt made out of Merry Medley. At least I'll have plenty of time to decide what pattern to use. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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  27. Thanks so much for the great block pattern and the yummy recipe...I love Greek desserts! Thanks too for chance to win some gorgeous fabrics. Hugs...

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  28. Beautiful fabrics, how much fun it would be to received them as a prize. Enjoy the day!

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  29. Hi, I enjoyed the fun glasses on your blog! I wear readers; so have a lot around the house, but I haven't found any really funky ones yet. Still looking. Thanks for the great giveaway. Moda fabrics are my favorite.

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  30. Honey, Honey the bee's are a buzzin'. Just bought a stash of books one was Mimi Dietrich's faves over the years. I am sure she is the one who left with the teaser of do it yourself quilt based on the honeybee block. So thank you Sandy for this gift with all your fabrics the honey colours will go brilliantly for a bright bee. Also the layer cake, just love them. Have a honey of a Christmas.

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  31. Your fabric is gorgeous.
    Thank you for the chance to win some.
    Your Goulash looks yummy.

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  32. Do we really have to wait until next year? I would love to win it! It looks absolutely beautiful!

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  33. The fabric looks beautiful, and I'm so happy to have found this blog! Thanks for the opportunity...

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  34. Beautiful fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas this year.

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  35. I have loved ALL your lines of fabrics! This one is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person!

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  36. Oh. My. Those fabrics are yummy! :)
    So gorgeous. I would love a chance to win some of those. Thanks so much for the pattern, and that great recipe! lol!
    Vickie in Cleveland

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  37. Thank you so much for the pattern and recipes. Awesome giveaway! I love to win some of your gorgeous fabric!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  38. Wow I would love to win next year's Xmas line. Thankyou so much for the chance and thanks for the pattern & cake recipe to.

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  39. LOVE your new Christmas Fabric!!!
    And thanks for the chuckle this morning! I love that recipe!!!
    All the best to you and yours from Denmark!

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  40. Love the funky glasses and your new fabric range!

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  41. Oh my goodness! What beautiful fabric!! I will surely keep on the lookout for it to arrive in my local favorite quilt shop.

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  42. This is my first year of proper sewing at Christmas as I have only learned how to sew over the last year, using tutorials online especially Moda ones. I would love some of this beautiful Christmas fabric to create something my children could keep forever as their Christmas heirloom.

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  43. Those fabrics are simply beautiful. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  44. Yummy! A layer cake sounds scrumptios - surely do hope I win!
    The fabrics are beautiful, and your glasses are simply divine my dear!~
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd@gulftel.com

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  45. Perfect timing for your new line! Oh my next Christmas already, I'm not ready for THIS Christmas. Thanks for the block & recipe!

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  46. Oh, I can't wait until July. I am really loving your 2012 Christmas line. The print in your picture is to die for! Thanks for the chance to "win it before I can buy it"! Merry Christmas to you and your family from LaPorte City, IA!

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  47. I so love your fabrics! you're the greatest

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  48. Merry Medley is such a great name for Christmas fabric. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. I love your new line of Christmas fabric. Would love to win some. Thank you!

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  50. wow, what beautiful fabric. Just the glimpse I can see I love the top fabric and the the cream fabric with the holly leaves look lovely! I so hope I win the layer cake! Merry Christmas.

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  51. Oh yes, an early start for 2012...lol. But its a wonderful idea, thanks!

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  52. What beautiful fabric! I'd love to make my first Christmas quilt and it would be great to win this fabric. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  53. Oh yum, I love baklava! Your new fabrics look wonderful and I'd love a chance to win some.

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  54. Carmen (Country Mouse)December 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Enjoyed your Gifts Galore blog hop as well as your great pictures of the day. Loving your new fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. Looks like beautiful fabric. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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  56. I really like your new Christmas fabric. It's wonderful! I'll have to mark my calendar to look for it in July. Then again maybe I'll be lucky enough to get a Layer Cake sooner.

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  57. I made that block in the back to school sewing event for quiltmaker. What a cute quilt it makes!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a gorgeous layer cake! Merry Christmas

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  58. Would love to win this great giveaway!

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  59. What a lovely fabric collection! Can't wait to see it in my LQS--
    Happy Holidays to you.........
    Cheryl

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  60. The Merry Medley is so pretty, would love to have the chance to win it!! I have had Baklava once a very long time ago so I will for sure use your receipe.
    Thank you and Merry Christmas
    DiAnn

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  61. thanks for the lovely giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  62. Love the fabrics, and l love to make a table run.er ( to start) with it!

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  63. Love the look of your 2012 Christmas fabric line - thanks for the opportunity to win some!

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  64. Love that fabric. :)
    From one Sandy to another-Merry Xmas. :)

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  65. Sandy, I'm a fellow Iowan and enjoy keeping up with your blog. Look forward to some of your 2012 holiday fabs.

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  66. Wonderful fabrics! Will try your real recipe. Thanks for the neat pattern also.
    Merry Christmas,
    Ruby

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  67. Those are some wild glasses! I love your new Christmas line, and hope you have a very Merry!

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  68. It looks beautiful and kind of elegant. Love it.

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  69. I LOVE your cake recipe!!! That is my kind of cooking for sure :-) Your new Christmas line looks fabulous, hopefully I will see it somewhere. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

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  70. Gorgeous Christmas fabric! Thanks for designing it with traditional Christmas colors!

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  71. Looks like something really different from all your previous Xmas collections! Can't wait to see it! Happy Holidays!

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  72. Beautiful fabric. If I start now maybe I would have a Christmas quilt next year. Thanks for the chance to win. KMA

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  73. Nice fabric, block and glasses! Hey how does one become a moss rep?

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  74. loved your story about the glasses, think I even liked the whaite ones
    as your fabrics
    thanks for that

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  75. Count me in, love your fabric designs, and would love to use one of my pattern designs to make a layer cake quilt. Can't wait to see the whole line up.

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  76. Merry Medley is beautiful....I would love to win the layer cake!
    Happy Holidays
    tamiquilts at att dot net

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  77. What a great prize. Winning would give me a start on December, 2012 quilt.

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  78. I LOVE your new fabrics. Thanks for sharing. PS - you wear the glasses well. :-)

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  79. What beautiful Christmas fabric - I'd love to win it for my group, World of Charity Stitching.Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  80. Wonderful line, Sandy! Would love to win a layer cake and get a head start on next year's quilt! Shelley

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  81. One can never have too many pairs of glasses or too much fabric. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  82. My oh my! Where did you ever find those glasses? It looks like an art students challenge project??

    What simply gorgeous fabrics, Sandy!

    Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your time and talents with bloggerland!

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  83. I have seen some funky glasses in my days, but even those are new to me! I think you should get the deer antler ones and see what the deer think of them. LOL!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

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  84. What a great Christmas present for you! This is a beautiful line. I have actually used that cake recipe in the past, btw.

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  85. if I win these now, might actually get done b next Christmas...

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  86. Thank you for making me laugh all year. Merry Christmas!

    Monday December 12 is my birthday.

    Mary Jane Lemieux

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  87. Oh, I'm drooling all over my computer looking at this fabric. Such rich colors and lovely patterns. Would love to be the lucky winner of this bundle.

    Deb S.

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  88. Loved the no fail recipe! Thanks for giving the sneak peek of next years Christmas fabric!

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  89. Loved the no fail recipe! Thanks for giving the sneak peek of next years Christmas fabric!

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  90. Wow , the 2012 Merry Medley is so elegant! I have decided that I need a Christmas bed quilt now!

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  91. Merry Medley looks beautiful! I have no Christmas stash cause I am fairly new to quilting but would love to win this wonderful line. Thanks for the opportunity and Merry Christmas. Loved the specs!

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  92. II am always one for a practical joke so I love your story about the recipe. I do not believe she printed it. LOL your new fabric line looks great. Looking forward to seeing it.

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  93. where did those glasses come from? love the new fabric

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  94. I like the black in the fabrics. Do you know the George Michael song "Too Funky"? Your post reminded me of it. :)

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  95. Love your fabric. Hard to beleive that we have to wait to July. Hope I win now. Thanks for the generous giveaway

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  96. Merry Christmas! Thank you for your beautiful designs!

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  97. oh the fabrics look lovely-thanks for a chance and for the recipe and block too!
    Merry Christmas~

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  98. The eyeglasses are hysterical, thanks for sharing. Your new fabric is lovely, thanks for a chance to win.

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  99. The eyeglasses are hysterical, thanks for sharing. Your new fabric is lovely, thanks for a chance to win.

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  101. I love your blog! Thanks for the cute block, recipes and a chance to win Merry Medley! As always, I love your beautiful fabric!

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  102. OOOH! Christmas fabric by Sandy Gervais! Two of my favorite things in one! And a generous giveaway? I hope it's my lucky day!!!

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  103. I love all the glasses!
    Great fabrics - please count me in!

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  104. Merry Medley suits this collection perfectly. This fabric group will make a beautiful quilt. Happy Holidays!

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  105. Last Christmas I decided I needed a Christmas quilt...a year later, no quilt. I LOVE your new fabric line and can't wait to get started....there WILL be an new quilt for Christmas 2012! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  106. I love your Merry Medley fabric! And will try out your original cake recipe!!
    Linda

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  107. Oh my ! Those glass are wonderful !
    The fabric is too !!

    Happy Christmas
    Jan

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  108. I love this new line! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  109. How I love Moda fabrics! And your design's are among my favorites! Yum.

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  110. Sure does look Yummy- both the recipe and the fabric! Happy Holidays.

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  111. Baklava's one of my favourite sweets - thanks for the recipe :)
    What a wonderful giveaway! Merry Medley looks lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Merry Christmas to you :)

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  112. Your fabric line simply stunning, I love the black incorporated into the reds, greens, and creams. I will be looking for this to come out next summer, I am already envisioning what I could do with it.

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  113. It would be great to win some of this wonderful fabric. I ran out of time to make anything for this season; with a whole year to go I think next Christmas season could be different. Thanks for the chance.

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  114. Love your new fabric. I sing in a choir and would love to make a christmas quilt with this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. I love all of your fabric, but this line really shines! Hope I get lucky!

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  116. Crazy glasses! Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Debbie R.

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  117. I love your Christmas fabrics. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  118. YOur fabrics look delicious! As always :) I would be thrilled to win a layer cake...looking forward to seeing the line when it does come out at my local quilt shop :)

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  119. I love Moda, I love Christmas, I love fabric, I'd love to win.

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  120. Sandy I love your fabrics and patterns. Simple, beautiful and so charming. I've worn glasses for all my life and they are very thick. Thank you for the giveaway but more, for being an artist and doing what you do best!

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  122. Baklava is one of my FAV indulgences ... I've never made it but I might try! Thanks for sharing the real/fake recipes and pattern.
    Your new fabrics are superb, as always, would love to win a layer cake ! Happy Holidays !

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  123. Gorgeous Christmas line, Sandy and thank you for the recipe. Merry Christmas! Kd

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  124. Your new Christmas fabric looks lovely! I didn't see any glasses there for me though.

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  125. What a beautiful fabric line and way to celebrate a new year with plans for 2010 Chistmas sewing. I see stars!

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  126. Your new fabric is gorgeous. Pick me Pick me!!

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  127. Your fabric line looks wonderful. Just my style. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  128. catscats16@hotmail.comDecember 23, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    yum, i love layer cakes and that red music print - just adore it already, i have visions of a christmas wall hanging already

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