Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Blitzen Dresden!!! And a Giveaway!

Welcome to the Dare to Dresden blog hop!!!  Special thanks to Madam Samm at Sew we Quilt and Christine at Quilt Monster in my Closet for hostessing and cheerleading!!!  Now for my project:
I have to admit that I had something completely different in mind when I started this project. 
I wanted to make a snowflake table runner with dresden pieces. 
It didn't work out the way I had hoped.
However I love the finished project!!!  Very simple.  Those dresden pieces are charm squares. 
Yep, 5 inch dresden pieces. 20 a complete plate times 3 equals 60 pieces.
Divided by 2 (two pieces per charm square) equals 30 charm squares. 
The background squares are 14 x 14 inches. Bind and quilt as you please. 
Now time for the giveaway!  I have two extra blitzen charm packs for one lucky winner!!!
Just follow my blog and leave me a comment about how you would use the charm packs.
I will post the winner on Thursday by random generator.
Thanks for stopping by and please check out my fellow dresden bloggers today:
January 28th, 2013
Rosemary B @ “that Other Blog”
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!!!
Stephanie

120 comments:

  1. Very pretty table runner! I love Blitzen. After seeing your project, I think I would make placemats and/or a tablerunner. Thanks for sahring ... :) Pat

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  2. Your table runner is lovely! The red binding works so well with the beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win. I've just discovered paper piecing, so I think I'd use the fabric to make something using paper piecing.

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    1. Thank you and I have never paper pieced but I plan to someday!!!

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  3. Gorgeous table runner made with equally gorgeous fabric, I just love it. Great job.

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  4. Oh! I could see a matching mini quilt in those stunning fabrics.

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    1. I have a ton of Blitzen and I think you are right.... :)

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  5. Love your Dresden table runner! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. I would use the charm packs for a Holiday wall quilt. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  6. Gorgeous table runner and thanks for the lovely giveaway - I would make a Christmas quilt for our family as the one I made this year I gave away!

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  7. I love your Dresden table runner! I would love to make a couple with Christmas fabric.

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  8. Love the runner - such fabulous colours. If I won I think I would copy you and make a table runner too. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I am your new follower. Love your project and i think I would make wo pillow covers for next christmas! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I am now a follower, I would make some cute Christmas cushions. Your table runner is fab!

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  11. I love your table runner. It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Lovely runner - charm packs are great for cutting the blades out, I used one too.

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  13. I'd make a runner or a table topper! because I love yours so much!
    Thanks for sharing!
    I'm a new follower!

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  14. I'd make a table runner. I love yours. Your header also made me smile. My little boy is always sliding tools and things into this belt loops to carry around like that. :)

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  15. Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing such wonderful eye candy today.I am a follower. I would make a patchwork table topper.

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  16. I would use them to do exactly what you did - Lovely table runner - Beautiful work & the colors are so vibrant !!!Thank you so much for the Giveaway :)

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  17. Lovely. Even when they don't turn out like we thought, we can love the result. I would make a patchwork something out of them. I love charms. I am a new follower.

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  18. THanks for sharing your pretty. I'm a new follower. If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd make a Christmas quilt with some added solids

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  19. Love your Blitzen dresden! The name has a great ring to it!

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  20. CUTE table runner! Reminds me of Christmas candies!!! :)

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  21. Great runner! Love your blog header....made me smile! I'd make a wall hanging of some sort with the charms. Thanks so much!

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  22. Gorgeous runner.If I win I`d love to make a christmas project.Thanks for sharing.I`m a new follower!!

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  23. Great runner, even if it wasn't planned that way, it sure turned out super cute. I think if I won I would like to make some hot pads for my kitchen, also some plate takers (we tend to take hot plates to the couch).

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  24. I think your runner is just gorgeous!!! What beautiful colors! You will be ready for Christmas before long!
    I am a new follower! I would use the fabric for a Christmas lap quilt. (I'm not sure what pattern I would use, but it would have applique for sure!)

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  25. I am a new follower....love your Dresden runner. That is what I will do when I win the fabric...lol...Thank you

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  26. Wonderful Job on your Runner! Those Dresdens Scream Christmas and that's perfect! Thank you for taking the Dare! Happy Hopping...

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  27. I am a new follower. Love your cute tablerunner, and the mugrug... :-)
    If I win I will use the fabric for a christmas table runner.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Looks just like Christmas candy! You'll love pulling it out next December!

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  29. Your Dresdens are lovely! I think those fabrics would make a great table topper. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Nice table runner. The fabrics are beautiful.

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  31. I really like your table runner. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  32. On Dasher, and Dancer and Donner and... What a fun dresden that ole Blitzen made!

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  33. Super cute! I'm a new follower now :)

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  34. Oh my goodness - I LOVE YOUR TABLE RUNNER! And, Blitzen is my favorite Christmas line! Hmm... either I would do the same and make a dressie table runner, or, I think maybe I'd make an advent calendar from the charm pack!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Hi!!! Very pretty table runner!!! Love your header!!! Sweet little cuties!!! I am a new follower and I would use the charm packs probably in one of the bom's I have joined this year or maybe a later hop!!! These hops are always so much fun!! In them and just following along for the fun!!! Thank You

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  36. Lindo corredor de tabela,parabéns,Uso os tecidos pra corredor e travesseiros.Obrigada.Seguidora nova GFC 28.Este é um começo...vamos nos comunicar mai vezes.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  37. Pretty tablerunner. If I won, I would probably also do a tablerunner or mug rugs.

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  38. Ok, first....the kids in the blog header are super cute! And your dresden table runner is divine! Such a good job!
    I am now a new follower!

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  39. I love the runner. Great idea and your Dresdens look wonderful. I'd try one with those charms too.

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  40. OMGosh.....I have a pattern for a basket quilt made out of charm packs.....these would be beautiful to use for that....

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  41. I love your table runner and would use the charm packs to make a table runner. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower.

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  42. Your runner with the dresdens turned our gorgeous.I am now following via GFC. Love those charms and would love to make a runner with them.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I'm a new follower and look forward to reading your future post. Your Dresden turned out great!. I love the charm packs. Great choice. I would probably make a table runner or a tote would be nice too! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. Beautiful table runner. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I think a dresden table runner would be nice with these charm packs.

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  46. What a fabulous table runner! Ok I'm in. Thank you for such inspiration.

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  47. Well even if your table runner didn't turn out as you'd expected think of this lovely runner as a very happy accident! It's gorgeous and I would take my cue from yours and try to make a dresden runner for my dresser from this lovely fabric:)
    Thank you for the chance.

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  48. I would definitely want to creative a red and white Dresden table mat to go with my red and white kitchen. Your Dresdens are wonderful and so cheery. Thank you from Judy C

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  49. A future follower as I just signed up. Judy C thanks you for this wonderful opportunity.

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  50. New follower here.....I love your dresden table runner....very beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  51. I love your table runner, wonderful fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Your runner is just too cute... the fabrics are awesome!

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  53. I am a new follower. I like your dresdens.

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  54. I love the table runner! I have to admit, I never thought of cutting Dresden blades from a charm pack - what a great idea! I think if I won, I would make my own Dresden runner, or try to!

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  55. How lovely - this made me think of peppermint candy canes. :) blessings, marlene

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  56. Beautiful! Dresden seems perfect for Christmas! I am a beginner so I would use the charms to make my very first mug rug. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. I love your Dresdens. I think I would also use those for some Dresdens. Not sure if I'll make a tablerunner or pillows.
    I am a new follower.

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  58. Rosemary B here: Oh your creation is wonderful. I love red and white
    Yours turned out so cute!
    I think if I won I would make a table runner for Christmas, maybe a gift for someone.
    I have never made a table runner so this would certainly encourage me to, with so many cte colors!
    thank you for sharing you project!

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  59. What a cute table runner. Thanks for the chance to win your fabrics.

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  60. BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS!
    LOVE THE COLOR CHOICES!IF I WIN I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A SIMILAR TABLE RUNNER!
    NEW FOLLOWER VIA GFC!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  61. I absolutely love the use of the Blitzen fabric - I bought some of that this year and made a quilt with it. It was one of my favorite lines this Christmas. The table runner is adorable!! I am following your blog and look forward to more great projects. I'm also "Daring" today as well - it's been so fun, right?

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  62. Your table runner came out beautifully! Thanks for the chance to win. If I won, I'd make a holiday lap quilt.

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  63. Love your library bag! I'm a new follower via GFC. thanks!

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  64. Since I love your project, I would use the charm packs to make a similar table runner.

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  65. I would make a Christmas lap quilt for sure !

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  66. Thank you for the giveaway chance. I think I would make a Wallhanging or a tablerunner from the charm packs if I were to win.

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  67. Great Dresden table runner! I would make a Christmas lap quilt with the charm squares if I was lucky enough to win them!

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  68. Following but on sage feeds so that may not count. The red and white dresdens remind me of peppermint candies. Should I be eligible and win a charm pack I would use them in a long planned Christmas sampler quilt that has a lot of Christmas themed pieced and appliqued blocks.

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  69. Beautiful! I would use charm packs for my first dare at Dresden!

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  70. I love your Dresdens, they are beautiful. I am not sure what I would use the charm packs for, maybe more Dresdens. Thank you for the give away, and I am following.

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  71. I've been so fired up by this hop that I would use them to make dresdens. Yours look wonderful

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  72. These are beautiful!

    Am a new follower!

    Would use one charm pack to make dresdens for a table runner, just like yours!

    The second chamr pack would be used to make the totes from MisouriStar Quilt company- would get three totes from one charm pack!

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  73. Am a new Follower! #50!! :) Love your Header...the Kiddo's are Adorable!!

    I would love to use the charms to make a table runner just like yours! It is beautiful!! (& with leftovers...a few Mug Rugs!)

    Thanks for chance to win! :)

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  74. I just love the colours. Beautiful!

    I would use the charm pack in a table runner, just not Dresdens (I'm a newbie quilter, so I wouldn't attempt it quite yet).

    I'm a new follower.
    :o)
    Rose
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  75. I love your Dresdens! They are really pretty! If I won the charm packs, I would use them to make patchwork for some cute little pouches I have been making! I am a new follower.

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  76. Love your table topper with Dresdens - pretty!!
    I would use the charms to make placemats... I don't have any for Christmas, this would be lovely! Thanks!

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  77. Beautiful dresdens. I am a follower and would make a pretty table runner from that fabric.

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  78. Love your table runner. If I won the Blitzen charms, I would copy it :)

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  79. I love the Blitzen fabric and you totally made a project that shows them off beautifully--very nice Dresdens!

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  80. very beautiful dresdens.. i would make your table runner.. I love it.

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  81. love your story, and your dresden runner! i'm loving the idea of making this runner for my entry table! thanx for the chance to win the blitzen charms to do so!

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  82. Loved your dresdens. The 2 on the ends resembled poinseittas or candy cane swirls :) I think you have inspired me to use my wee Christmas stash to make a "dresden sampler". This blog hop has really opened my eyes.....I always thought of Dresden as the old, standard, traditional round, boring block *grin*

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  83. So pretty. I would make a wall hanging

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  84. Your table runner is so cheery and it'll be wonderful to have something new to use come next Christmas time. Thanks for a chance to win Blitzen. I'd make a large squarish table topper.

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  85. Oh a Christmas sampler would be in the works, I have never really purchased just Christmas fabric or charms. Love the runner.

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  86. Beautiful accidental table runner! Blitzen is one of my favorite lines. I would make a little wall hanging. Thanks for the chance to win! I am now a follower. :)

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  87. I am a new follower. I have never made a dresden but yours are so darn cute i just might be brave enough to try yours babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  88. I am a new follower and I love your table runner. Thanks for the chance to win these nice charms. I would like to try this table runner. I have only made one dresden plate before and if I remember right it was quite fun. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  89. Blitzen fabric is so luscious! Your outside dresdens look like peppermint candies :) It would match the advent calendar I'm still finishing AND my holiday lane runner ... hmmmm. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  90. I love the clean look of Red and White! AND a chance to win blitzen charm packs!

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  91. Your table runner turned out gorgeous! I love the colors and the fabric. I'm a new follower and would use the Cham packs to make a table runner like yours. :-). Thanks for sharing.

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  92. What a beautiful table runner! Thanks for sharing :)

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  93. Very striking tablerunner! Love the fabric choice. Thank you for sharing your project. I think I would use the charms for a twister quilt. I'm a new follower via GFC.

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  94. thank you so much for your kind giveaway, fabrics are always welcome ^_^
    I now follow you via GFC

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  95. Gorgeous table runner! What a perfect use for the beautiful Blitzen charms... I think I would have to make a runner like yours if I won °Ü° Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway... I'm now a happy follower.

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  96. I would use the charm packs to make a couple of stockings for my son-in-laws for next Christmas.

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  97. such a lovely table runner! I love the way you've quilted it, it really gives the Dresdens depth

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  98. Beautiful work! Those charms are the perfect size for a dresden. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  99. Really really lovely. I would just have to make me one if I win those charm packs. :)

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  100. Your dresden table runner is beautiful! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  101. I love the Blitzen fabric line. I might make a small lap quilt. Of course, I would "have" to buy more fabric. What a shame!

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  102. Perfect fabric choice ! Would make a Christmas quilt if I won the charm pack. I am a new follower:) thanks for making this a great hop. So much creativity expressed!

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  103. Your table runner is beautiful, perfect fabrics. I love the Blitzen fabric line...and if I'm the lucky winner I would make a table runner like yours or a lap quilt, probably with the Granny square block. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop. I'm a new follower, thanks for the chance to play with some Blitzen. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  104. I think it would be fun to try a dresden plate. Never made one before.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  105. The Dresden plates were very nice. Thanks for being part of the hop

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  106. I love the Dresden plates and thanks for being part of the blog hop. I would love to make a table topper with the fabrics if I won.

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  107. Lovly tablerunner, beautiful fabrics, thanks for the chance to win, perfect for a tablerunner too.

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  108. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, a new follower here, I have had my eye on Blitzen for a while, I saw a really cute snow flake quilt made with it.

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  109. Beautiful dresdens! Perfect tablerunner for seasonal decorating.

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  110. I love the Blitzen line. I used it for my Word Blog Hop quilt. And I love your table runner. I have a bit of the fabric left and you have inspired me to possibily do Dresden...do I dare! Thanks for the inspiration!

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