Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial

Monday, April 29, 2013

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial | InColorOrder.com
Happy Monday! Today I've got a fun Scrappy Star Quilt that comes together really fast by taking advantage of giant blocks!  It's a twist on my Giant Vintage Star Quilt Tutorial! This is a fun summery quilt, perfect for a picnic at the park or a quick gift! It's a healthy throw size finishing at 68" square!

This was originally published as a guest tutorial on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial | InColorOrder.com
I'm using my fabric line with Art Gallery Fabrics, Color Me Retro, for this quilt! I paired it with my favorite Pure Element solid, Lemonade!

Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly

Materials:
- 10 fat quarters of Color Me Retro
- 1 1/2 yards of Pure Element solid in Lemonade
- 4 1/4 yards of backing fabric
- 2 1/4 yards of 90” wide batting
- 1/2 yard of binding fabric
- Coordinating thread

Finished Size: Approx 68" square
Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless otherwise noted

Cutting:

(WOF = Width of Fabric)

From each print:
- Cut (1) 18”x18” square

From solid fabric:
- Cut (3) 18”xWOF strips
- Subcut each strip into (2) 18”x18” squares

Instructions:

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial | InColorOrder.com
Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
1. Cut each of the 18” squares and cut in half along the diagonal. A 24” ruler isn’t long
enough, you can extend it temporarily by taping another ruler to one end. You should
have a total of 20 print triangles and 12 solid triangles.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial | InColorOrder.com
Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
2. Sew pairs of triangles together to create 16 blocks. First pair up solid triangles with
print triangles, then pair up remaining print triangles. Press seams open.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial | InColorOrder.com
Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
3. Arrange blocks using the diagram above. Sew blocks together in each row. Press
seams in one direction, alternating every other row.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial | InColorOrder.com
4. Sew rows together. Press seams open.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial | InColorOrder.com
Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial | InColorOrder.com
Baste, quilt, bind and enjoy! For more photos and info about the finished quilt, see here.

If you make this quilt, I hope you'll add a photo to the In Color Order Flickr Group!

Happy Sewing!

176 comments :

  1. I would love a bundle of you lovely fabrics :) Cute quilt!

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  2. Your Color Me Retro Fabric is amazing! I own one yard and would love to win some more to make a quilt.

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  3. Love your fabric line! Thanks.

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  4. Love the collection and a very striking simple quilt top! wouldn't mind having a try myself....

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  5. Love the red with the lemonade.

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  6. What a great collection. Think you!

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  7. What a great collection. Thank you.

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  8. Oh yes please! Throwing my hat in :)

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  9. Fingers crossed, I love your fabric!

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  10. Love this! Perfect for a quick-ish gift I need to make. Thanks!

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  11. Another fun use of Color Me Retro - love it!

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  12. I was just at Art Galley Fabrics's blog and saw your great tutorial. I really love this fabric, hoping this is my lucky day.

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  13. It's so happy and vintage-y. Love it!

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  14. I love the retro prints, they re in the same league as Orla Kiely's, just gorgeous!

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  15. oh I love this one jeni! So cute and cheery and summery - I neeeed more of that in my life. :)

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  16. Gorgeous! Love your fabrics :)

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  17. I love your fabric and can hardly wait to see what is next for you.

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  18. Why yes, I would like to win some Color Me Retro! In fact, I'd love it! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.

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  19. Great fabric, I would love some fat quarters. Thank you for the give away!

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  20. love Color Me Retro! Would love to win some FQ!

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  21. What a fun and summery looking quilt! I really need to learn to sew faster - there are too many tempting projects to keep up with :-)

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  22. fun giveaway! and thanks for the quilt tute - i love a quick and satisfying project! :)

    bess

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  23. Of Course I would LOVE to win a fat quarter bundle of your fabric!!!!

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  24. What a fun tutorial - and thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  25. beautiful fabric and great scrappy star.

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  26. just loving the bright colors in your fabrics Jeni

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  27. So cute, Jeni! Live the new line :)

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  28. I am determined to eventually make this quilt for me. :D Every time I see it I fall in love all over again. :) I would love to be entered for the fabric.

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  29. It would be awesome to win a bundle of your gorgeous fabric! Thanks for another great tutorial!

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  30. They are lovely fabrics and thanks for offering this giveway. Fingers crossed:-)

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  31. Ooh, I definitely want to try this for a baby quilt!

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  32. You are so talented...love your fabric line.

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  33. This would make a great charity quilt for kids. Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win some of your cute fabric. I follow the AGF blog and I like AGF on Facebook.

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  34. I recently made TWO giant star quilts using your tutorial! I LOVE it! It's so easy and looks beautiful! Congrats on your line of fabric!

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  35. I'd love to win this!!!! Love this quilt!!?

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  36. I really enjoyed making your Giant Vintage Star quilt so I'm definitely going to have a go at this!

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  37. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook.

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  38. Your fabric is so sweet. Thanks!

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  39. I love it and before I even began to ready it I knew that was Color Me Retro that was used. I really like Color Me Retro and thank you for the chance to win a fat quarter bundle.

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  40. I love this bright and happy fabric! I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  41. love the idea of a picnic quilt, I follow AGF on facebook

    mindingmomma(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. Beautiful Scrappy star... i love it!

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  43. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm ready to get started!

    I follow AGF on Twitter and on their blog, and left them a love note.

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  44. Sew cute! Thank you for the chance at the FQ bundle. Thats awesome!
    Jan

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  45. Fabulous! So simple. I can picture this quilt in so many different fabric combos.

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  46. Love this quilt project and love the fabric line!

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  47. Those fabrics are very cute - especially since they use my favorite colors!

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  48. Love the tutorial and the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Yes, I'd love to win, thanks! I have made your giant vintage star and may have to make this one as well.

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  50. I would love some of your fabric...so cute...thanks for the chance.

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  51. Love your new updated scrappy star! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  52. your fabrics are so much fun, I'd love to win a bundle! thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Fun quilt! I follow AG on pinterest and follow their blog :-)

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  54. Love your big block quilts!

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  55. I'd love to win! I follow both Pinterest and their blog!

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  56. Ohhhhh... I love Color Me Retro! Such pretty colors. :)

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  57. So vintage, love it alot.Thanks for the chance to win

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  58. Love your line of fabrics Jen!

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  59. Gorgeous - I love how well your Color Me Retro fabrics go with the Lemonade solids!

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  60. Great tutorial, and I'd love to win a bundle of your gorgeous fabric!

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  61. oooo, I would love to win your fabric! So pretty!
    Thanks

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  62. I would love to win this gorgeous fabric!

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  64. I love the effect of the giant block...it looks like the perfect design for a lovely picnic quilt...or maybe I'm just in the mood because of this lovely spring day, ;-)

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  65. What a fun quilt! Your original giant star tutorial was my first quilt EVER (fantastic tutorial on that one, too)! :)

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  66. Love your fabric, great giant star. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. Oh, I'd love to win! I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest too!

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  68. I do love the colours so much! What a great giveaway, thank you!

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  69. I would love to win fat quarters of color me retro!

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  70. I love the way you put that star together. The yellow makes the star really pop! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. Love this quilt! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  72. Thanks for the tutorial! I love all the fabrics in your first line...so bright and fun! Can't wait for your next line. :) amhalverson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I love the colors in this bundle.

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  74. Love the fabric bundle choice. Color me retro is so much fun :-) ml_wilkie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. Oooooh! I would love to win your fabrics!!! PLEASE, oh PLEASE pick me!

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  76. Love your fabrics, Jeni ! You must be so pleased...can't wait to see your future collections!

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  77. Great design and wonderful, wonderful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win (I follow you and AGF, of course).

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  78. Love this pattern! It would make a great quick baby quilt. Sure could have used it a couple of weeks ago! :)

    Sandy A

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    1. Oh, and I follow AGF on FB and their blog and I follow your blog, too!

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  79. LOVE this quilt! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. Bet that does come together quick!

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway! I already have a fat quarter bundle of your line, Color Me Retro, but I want more! I follow AGF on FB and subscribe to their blog. wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  82. The kids and I could sure use a new picnic throw to sit by the pond in central park! Color Me Retro would make us easy to find on busier days.

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  83. Ooooo...that fabric is delish!

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  84. LOVE the fabric, thanks for the opportunity to win some.

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  85. You bet I'd love to win these fabulous prints. The take me back to the glory days of mid-fifties. I love your blog!

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  86. Oh how I would love to win! I am definitely making this quilt! Its fantastic. Such a great modern take on a classic!

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  87. I love your fabric - and would love to win some! I follow AGF on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe) and am an email subscriber to their blog, and to yours!

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  88. What a beautiful collection! Love it!

    I follow You and AGF on FB! :)

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  89. Beautiful! Love your star! I follow AGF on bloglovin and your blog on GfC

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  90. Love that star! It is so cheery! I would just love to win that gorgeous fabric!! I follow AGF on FB and I follow their blog.

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  91. Thank you! I would love to sew up these pretty fabrics!

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  92. This pattern looks so good made with your fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win (I follow AGF on Twitter).

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  93. I love the bright fabric colors

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  94. I wish I win the bundle. Color me retro is one of my favorite designs!

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  95. Thanks for the great tutorial & thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. I love your fabric line and am doing your Star BOM with this fabric! Just heard you this morning on APQ podcast too~I am a little behind on my podcast :)

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  97. Love the quilt and your beautiful fabrics. Fan4may at aol dot com

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  98. I would be delighted to receive this little bundle in my mailbox! Thanks for the chance.

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  99. I've seen sooo many quilting/sewing projects using Color Me Retro and would love to win some of those cool fabrics.

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  100. I would love to win that fat quarter bundle! Love your colors. Thx for an awesome giveaway!

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  101. Love the collection! I've got so many projects it would be perfect for. Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  102. I would be so thrilled to win!

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  103. Love your fabric! thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Love this quilt design! Thanks for the great tutorial! I've got two grandbabies on the way this summer. I better get busy sewing!

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  105. Love your new fabric line and would love to win fat quarters of it!
    thanks for the giveaway.

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  106. Your fabric is bright and cheery. I am grateful for the chance to win. Dacia R.

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  107. I love the concept of the quilt being one giant block!!!! This is a wonderful idea to show off fabric with large prints!! Thanks for sharing!

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  108. Love the bundle! Thanks for a chance!

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  109. Thanks for the great tutorial and the chance to win the yummy fabric.

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  110. Would love to win this bundle. Thanks!

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  111. Thanks for the tutorial. Love your fabrics. Would make a good concert quilt.

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  112. Very fun tutorial!!!! Thx for sharing!!!

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  113. Love your fabrics and would love this bundle! I also happily follow AGF on Facebook and subscribe to their blog. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Amanda

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  114. Thanks for the great tutorial! Crossing my fingers to win this bundle!!
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  115. I would love to win some of your delicious fabrics :)

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  116. i'd love to win! I follow AGF on Pinterest!

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  117. I would love to win and make a pretty chemo quilt for myself. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  118. I love Color Me Retro, and would love to win this bundle!

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  119. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  120. I am loving your fabric line so much! And I love the twist on the quilt!

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  121. Uh, yes, yes I would LOVE to win a bundle of Color Me Retro! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

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  122. My fingers are crossed and my stash is hoping to win!

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  123. I would love to win your fabrics! So pretty...

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  124. What a fun twist on your giant star quilt! So cheery!

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  125. I'd love to win! I'm using my stack of your fabric for my Farmers Wife but I'd love to have some to save away! :)

    mrsrachelsbooth{at]gmail{dot}com

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  126. I follow AGF - they are awesome! :)

    mrsrachelsbooth{at]gmail{dot}com

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  127. I subscribe to the AGF blog - and commented over there! :)

    mrsrachelsbooth{at]gmail{dot}com

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  128. I just love love love Color Me Retro-thanks for the opportunity!
    mmckee@wi.rr.com

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  129. I would love to win a bundle of your Color Me Retro fabric collection. That big block quilt is wonderful!
    I follow AGF on Pinterest, liked on FB, and subscribe to their blog... so have all the AGF bases covered.

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  130. I LOOOOOOOOVE your color me retro and I love this pattern with it. I am a sucker for it... I have made it many time before but not quite like this and with CMR! :)

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  131. I love this quilt. Your Color Me Retro line is spot on for it. I hope I win!! :)

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  132. Certainly I'd like to win some Color Me Retro! Thanks for the opportunity

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  133. I love the quilt but I didn't see the star at first! It looked like an X to me. :) I thought "maybe that's the back." I kept staring at it and then AHA! I saw the star. :)

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  134. I found them! I most definitely want to win Color Me Retro bundle from your new AGF collection. I like your big block quilt project of today too!

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  135. It's going to snow here again in North Iowa ...happy May Day! So today it was great to see so much color in your Vintage Star pattern. Thank you for sharing!

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  136. Love this and love your fabric line!

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  137. I love your fabric, so colorful and happy! Please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  138. I love this & would love even more to win!

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  139. Such a cute fabric line! Thanks fora chance to win some!

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  140. love this big scrappy quilt - tfs! I follow AGF on FB and subscribe to their blog.

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  141. Oh, how I would love to work with those fabulous fabs.~ Please, draw my name.

    Lucy (in IN)

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  142. What a great quilt! I love your fabric line!
    Thanks!

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  143. I love the large block design that lets the fabric do the talking!

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  144. Great fabric choices. Thanks for the chance.

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  145. I love this pattern. I need to make a quilt quickly this week and I think this is what I'm going to do!

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  146. Love your fabric & this quilt shows it off perfectly! Thanks for the tutorial & the chance to win.

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  147. Oh yes please! What a fun summery project! Thank you.

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  148. Would LOVE to play with that bundle!!

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  149. Love your line and Art Gallery fabrics in general. The hand is so superior to some of the other lines. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  150. I really like your quilt and your blog in general and seeing pictures of your bunny.

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  151. I love your line and that quilt looks really nice! :)

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  152. Thank you for the chance to win some lovely fabrics.

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  153. What a fun quilt top! Thanks for the chance to get some lovely fabric!

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  154. Just came from Christ Quilts. Love your blog and joined you on blogger. Thanks for the give away chance...
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  155. I just finished a quilt top in Color Me Retro which is going to be a graduation gift.
    I LOVE this fabric, the colors are so clear and the hand is AMAZING!
    I cannot get enough of Color Me Retro!!
    Thnk you for the giveaway.

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  156. Thank you for the giveaway! I love the look of this fabric!

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  157. I'm feeling lucky! I love your blog! I check it out 2-3 times a week. I have also recommended it to many of my quilty friend. Thanks!

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  158. What a great giveaway, just love your fabric line! Thanks a bunch!

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