Buzzings from a quilter who bumbles her way through life!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wake Up to Kona ! My Day!

Today is my day to "Shine" in the Wake Up to Kona Blog Hop! Actually, there are many of us shining in this hop and I think you will be inspired by all the pretty quilts and projects made from Kona Solids. 
                        

I used the fat quarter bundle of Sunrise solids. These colors are so beautiful and cheerful, how could I do anything but enjoy working with them! They are such good quality and so pretty! I used Aurafil threads to do my quilting, of course!

These colors reminded me of the Cinco de Mayo roses I used to have. (I actually still have one that I will take with me to a new house!) They start out bright orange and go through reds and pinks as the flower opens and fades.



If you've followed me for very long, you know I love to add words and verses to my quilts. I embroidered a verse on the bottom and right side border on this quilt: "The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy." Psalm 65:8. (I balanced the design by placing prairie points at the top and left side borders.) Here is my "sunrise" quilt in the golden light of the setting sun. 








I had so much fabric left over, I also made a "puff" or "biscuit" quilt using some of my leftovers. I embellished it with a few stuffed flowers.

I also received Amanda Murphy's book Color Essentials, Crisp and Vibrant Quilts. Although I didn't make a pattern from the book, there are many in it that I'm sure I will make in the future. The book is very inspirational.  
                                                   
 I now have two new colorful quilts I can use somewhere in my new house! Update: For those of you wondering where we are in the "getting back on our feet" process after the fire, we have a contract on a house. I will be posting about it after we close, which will be very soon.)
 My thanks to Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt and to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for putting this great hop together! In my mind, you can't go wrong when you're dealing with cheerful colors! 
            Be sure you visit the other blogs in the hop today! 

                 
January 20







                                      Sew Incredibly Crazy


                                  

130 comments:

  1. Your quilt is breathe taking. I love the appliqué, embroidery around the edge and the little prairie points. Just beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful quilts…love the flower and vase in the big one especially.

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  3. Linda, your quilts are gorgeous. The first one is just beautiful. They will certainly brighten up your new home.

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  4. Your project is just fabulous! And I love the verse you chose! Thanks for sharing. Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  5. I agree with Amy...it is really breathtaking! The roses are almost lifelike in that beautiful vase...I love it! I'm glad you're almost into a new place. Yay!

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  6. Oooooh!!! How lovely! I can't wait until Mdm. Samm pins it to pinterest - I will be repining! What a wonderful wonderful job!

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  7. Wow Linda, You're quilt is just beautiful...I'm not blowing smoke up your dress...I really mean it. The scripture on it is just beautiful. I'm so happy y'all have found a new home.

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your rose is so real looking. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. A totally adorable and beautiful vase with roses. I want to reach out and touch it!

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  10. Linda your quilt is amazing. I love the balance of the prairie points and verse.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your quilts are so beautiful…especially love the roses and prairie points!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  12. I loved your simple design with the sunrise colors

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  13. You've made a gorgeous quilt Linda - a happy quilt for your new (soon) home!!!

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  14. such a wonderful quilt Linda. I love the embroidery :-)

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  15. The scripture speaks through your beautiful quilt. Happy house closing!

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  16. Well If that dös got brighten my days up here in Wintertime in Germany what Else will. Nice quilt, Love it.
    Regards Sylvia

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  17. Wow such a lovely quilt, and the scripture you added is wonderful. Great design. I agree it is simply stunning

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  18. That quilt is magnificent and the verse just adds to the beauty of it. The colours are great and the feel of the Kona fabric will add another dimension as well.

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  19. Linda, your quilts are amazing! The roses just glow. I'm sew glad to know you will soon be in a new home.

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  20. A wonderful, cheerful quilt. It will look great in your new home!!

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  21. Your Rose quilt is just amazing! How simple yet stunning. And a fun puff quilt - very sweet.

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  22. Beautiful quilts! God gives us such wonderful blooms, and you have really captured their beauty in your quilts. Lovely quote...thank you for sharing!

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  23. I love your Rose quilt is it so bright and happy. It will be a beautiful colorful embellishment in your new home. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this fun hop.

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  24. Your roses are beautiful. The roses on the quilt are stunning. So lifelike! What a wonderful job on both quilts. I do love those colors! Glad you will be in your new home soon.

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  25. Oh my..... such a delightful quilt, full of such hope and happiness! The scripture is so uplifting! So glad you are inching your way toward new digs. :)

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  26. Oh my heavenly days Linda - how do you do it? This quilt is amazing....simply amazing. I love seeing everything you make and this is no exception. The addition of the verse is the perfect touch. blessings, marlene

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  27. Your Sunrise Roses quilt has taken my breath away, Linda! You do amazing work! This is truly a piece of art. It is evidence of your faith at work. Just beautiful!

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  28. The roses on the quilt are absolutely beautiful.Love about this quiult.Awesome job!!

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  29. Good morning Linda....nice to see you again. I am amazed with the quilt you made; your colors are wonderful, but the vase of roses is stunning!! Have to enjoy a biscut quilt too....very cute.

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  30. Lovely job! Those are very pretty.

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  31. I like the prairie points a lot. How hard are they to do?

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  32. I am filled with awe at your talent! Lovely quilt!

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  33. Beautiful job Linda. I love the applique and prairie points on your very special quilt.

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  34. Love the Sunrise quilt. Beautiful flowers.

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  35. These should add great colour to your new home. It is so sad to loose everything but to start new and fresh must be exciting. So many things you can make. Take care and love your blog.

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  36. Beautiful! Love the flower applique mixed in with your solid squares! Fabulous!!

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  37. A lovely quilt for sure. The vase of roses are a nice touch.

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  38. Wow!!! The quilt is so beautiful! I love the two different shades of white you used to give the background more interest. And words on quilts are my fav. You out did yourself, my dear!!

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  39. I love both of your quilts! I have always wanted to attempt a biscuit quilt myself but never have.

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  40. Your prairie points are a perfect balance. I will be pinning you lovely quilt to my Quilting and Sewing board. I did not realize you had used Log Cabin to place those lovely color blocks until your final photo of the quilt! And that vase and the lovely flowers! So pretty.

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  41. Great verse and a lovely quilt!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. Gorgeous quilts - thanks so much for sharing.

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  43. You have outdone yourself once again. Absolutely love your beautiful quilts. Have a blessed day!

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  44. Such a beautiful quilt with verse and bouquet and the fun flowered quilt is very pretty.
    I hope all goes well with house.

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  45. I pinned your quilt to my pinterest board quilting.

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  46. I love the scripture you chose to embroider around your quilt - it is awesome. It will be gorgeous in your new home. Both of your quilts are wonderful and you do both beautiful design work and beautiful construction. Thank you participating and being a great inspiration in many ways to all of us.

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  47. Your applique roses is gorgeous!! Beautiful work - thanks for sharing in the hop and I will definitely be pinning your quilt on my Pinterest board.

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  48. The appliqued vase of flowers is out of this world! lovely quilt. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  49. Oh so bright and beautiful. I like how you put the rows on one corner and the dsisys well...both are equally beautiful.

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  50. beautiful quilt - the roses applique is so lovely!

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  51. Linda. It makes me happy to see you produce such an amazing quilt. I know you were counting all of your blessings as you were making it. That applique is AWESOME! And I love how you ran the words to that beautiful verse on the side. Thanks for being an example of "happiness in spite of" in the truest sense of the words. "If God is for us, who can be against us?"

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  52. Just a stunning quilt!!!! Love it!!!!

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  53. Yay, Linda! Congrats on getting that much closer to your new home. I love the roses on your quilt, they are gorgeous. It's a very happy quilt! Thank you for sharing it with us.
    ~Brandy

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  54. Beautiful work!! Both quilts! Good luck with the new house. Hope it goes smoothly and you are in it soon!

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  55. Linda your quilt is wonderful! I love the vase of roses and the prairie points too.

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  56. Gorgeous! Sunrise reminds me of God's faithfulness-his mercies are new every morning! Your quilt is breathtaking!

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  57. I love all of your embellishments and the way you balanced your prairie points!

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  58. I am in awe. Your quilt is stunning. I love the rose and prairie points and the Sunrise colours are prefect. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Your quilt is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing.

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  60. Those colors are gorgeous and the quilt turned out beautifully. I love the wording around it.

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  61. O my what beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing such beautiful projects.

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  62. Beautiful flower quilts, Linda! I love the one with the vase and the embroidery quote. The puff quilt is also a wonderfully creative idea. May you soon be happy and settled in your new home with these bright quilts. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration ... :) Pat

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  63. Incredible! No other words seems to come close. What a beautiful quilt and sentiment to go along. Fabulous, just fabulous!

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  64. Linda, your quilt is fantastic. What wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. Very pretty. I love the colors and the pretty applique flowers!

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  66. just got in… and my oh my Linda…such a lovely quilt….there are no words to express its beauty

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  67. Beautiful quilt, Linda! Love the prairie points offsetting the roses. Love the scripture :) Blessings

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  68. Fabulous quilts Linda!
    I'm not sure what a biscuit quilt is????

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  69. Sunrise quilt is so...OMG! I hope it will be a pattern in your CRAFTSY SHOP soon. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  70. I LOVE quilts like this! Every time I look at it I notice more. The prairie points that are offset by the narrow scrappy border on the edge. The log cabin style blocks that are beautifully quilted. The hand appliqué. Wow. Just beautiful!!!!!

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  71. Linda all of those wonderful components made an absolutely stunning quilt. Your roses are stellar. I also like the look of the lily pads on the sweet biscuit quilt.

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  72. Linda, your rose quilt is absolutely stunning! The pieced binding, the prairie points on only two sides, the vase of flowers, oh my such beauty. You truly are a very talented lady. Pretty soon you'll be in your new home and this quilt would be a perfect addition to one of your walls.

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  73. This is absolutely the most gorgeous quilt!! Can't believe my eyes. Amazing.

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  74. How beautiful this quilt is, and how happy it makes me feel when looking at it...You have a remarkable talent as well as a terrific attitude in the way that you deal with whatever God throws your way. I don't know that I could have been so calm and forgiving if we had lost everything to a fire that destroyed our home and all it contained, but as said, you and hubby were both ok, and that is the most important outcome of such a tragedy. Looking forward to seeing photos of your new home.

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  75. You have taken my breath away with the beauty of your Sunrise Rose quilt and Verse. It is truly as beautiful as your roses blooming and your very sweet loving soul. May your new home be as full of life and colorful Sunrises as your two new Kona solids quilts. Thank you sew very much for hopping and for the home update. Blessings my friend...

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  76. Congratulations on the contract on the new hose!

    This rose quit is my absolute favorite! BREATHTAKING!

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  77. I love this quilt! Beautiful, just beautiful.....

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  78. wow your quilts are stunning I especially love the vase and flowers in the corner and the puff flowers. they just add so much. thank you for sharing and for inspiring

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  79. The quilt is wonderful, beautiful and inspiring! The colors are lovely and this will brighten up any room. Thank you for sharing and glad you are getting back on your feet. I am loving the Kona solids.

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  80. The applique bouquet certainly enhances the modern look to your quilt. I am a real fan of the prairie points, then to read your quote. God bless you all. K

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  81. Ohhhh my your quilt is beautiful, I love it.

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  82. Your roses are so beautiful! What a work of art to brighten any home.

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  83. your kona sunrise is gorgeous! love your flower applique ... super gorgeous! love this kona tour - so many lovely surprises!

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  84. Gasp! and Wow! and Happy Sigh!
    Very beautiful.

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  85. It's beautiful! I just love how you paired the flower vase with the geometric background. Fabulous!

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  86. Your quilt is so beautiful and inspirational. I love the way you add verses or quotes on your quilts to inspire others. Beautiful work, Linda. I'm so glad you have found a house and will be getting settled soon!

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  87. How lovely! I love the flowers in that vase!!! Such a great job and inspirational at that:)

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  88. Your quilt with the flower vase is just stunning. I love the other one as well. I am also very fond
    of your scripture verses that you include. I made a quilt once for a youth minister at my church when they moved into a new home. I wrote several verses of scripture that included verses related to house and home. It was a big hit. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  89. How wonderful to see you back to sewing up some pretty quilts, Linda! And I think a cheerful house quilt would fit right in with these two beauties!! =)

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  90. Your quilt is no less than awe inspiring! How wonderful that you will have this in your new home to remind you of your beautiful roses.

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  91. WOW what a beautiful quilt! You quilt with the leftovers is beautiful too. I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Beautiful! Such cheerful colors -- a breath of spring on a cold winter day! :)

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  93. Wow! two stunning projects!
    I especially love your sunrise project with the rose detail. Prairie points are just perfect addition.

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  94. What a beautiful quilt. I really love the added text and the Prairie Points as well. Great job

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  95. Love a mix of piecing and applique. Your design is wonderful....so pretty. I also love the verse you added. :)

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  96. Love your quilts....the use of flowers and prairie points was genius!
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  97. I love the three dimensional effects in the log cabins and the vase. Bravo!

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  98. Wow, wow, and wow! I'm glad this quilt was featured today because it is so gorgeous! I love how you added such dimension to the flower while still sticking to solids.

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  99. Oh my gosh!!! AWESOME quilts....loooove them both!!! Your vase of roses looks real!! & love how your put words on your quilts too!!! You are soooo talented!! Wowie!!

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  100. Linda, that is absolutely Beautiful. Let me know if you ever sell the pattern!

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  101. Your quilt is absolutely stunning and is spurring on my creative thoughts! Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Linda your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! So inspiring. I am so glad I got to see it today!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  103. Amazing! The vase and flower look so real, like a photo vs your gorgeous quilting.

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  104. Truly, I'm not being sacriligious but...YOU fill me with awe, too! What an outstanding quilt! It's going on my Pinterest board. I didn't notice the verse at first, but did see the unusual use of the prarie points; I loved that idea. The Bible verse is so beautiful and fits you quilt to a "T". Best of luck with the new home. I'm sure your little rose bush will sing your praises, too, as it settles into it's new territory.

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  105. Wow, your quilts are beautiful. I'm so glad you are back in the sewing room and inspiring the world with your talent. What beauty you share.

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  106. Your quilt brings great joy! I love Psalms, any verse. Thank you for sharing.

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  107. The incorporation of the flower in the quilt like it's done is beautiful. I love the verse as well, the whole quilt is especially beautiful and it is bright and happy. Beautiful job, Congrats.

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  108. Your quilt is stunning! Those flowers are amazing. Great job!!

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  109. Linda, your rose quilt is just lovely. It certainly looks like summer on this cold winter day. The roses in the vase appliqued on just make me smile widely.

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  110. Its .. GORGEOUS...................))(&%$$^*^(&+_)(

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  111. Stunning! Love the quilt based on your roses, Linda. Oh, the colours! Your applique work makes this design just sing. Wow, wow, wow!
    Thanks for inspiring us with your incredible talent.

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  112. Linda,
    I just love your rose quilt!! Did you happen to make a pattern for it? If so, I would love to purchase it! It is so beautiful and springy! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
    Happy quilting
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  113. Wow, that's incredible! I assume the vase of flowers is appliqued?

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  114. your quilt is gorgeous. it is one of my favorites.

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  115. spectacular quilt. thanks so much for sharing.

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  116. Oh...Linda.
    Those are the best you have done...and that's hard to say, all your quilts are just too lovely...but wow. WOW! That puff Quilt is stunning...and your rose quilt. Such talent and in the midst of all you have going on. Mercy. You are such an honor to your creator who makes you so creative...
    just sayin. :)

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  117. So Springy looking! I've been thinking about you (your name and address are sitting next to my computer) and I'm glad you'll have a new place to 'settle' in soon. New memories to make.

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  118. A beautiful colorful quilt and will always remind you of your roses. I pulled fabric for your house block today. Will sew it up at our guild sew day Saturday. Hope you can get settled into the new home soon.

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  119. Linda! This is so fabulous. I can almost smell those flowers!

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  120. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! I am in love!

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  121. Hi Linda,
    Your quilt is stunning and I pinned it to my 'Wonderful Quilts' board.
    You do such fabulous work
    hugs,
    susie

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