Fun-Size Quilts Book + Giveaway

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Happy Thursday! About this time last year I was wrapping up work on a mini project. It was literally a mini quilt! I'm happy to share that I have a quilt in the new book Fun-Size Quilts out this month from Martingale! I love making mini quilts, so contributing to this book was a no-brainer!

Imagine my surprise when I saw the cover for the first time, and my quilt on it? My Fox in a Box quilt is on the right!


What started as a tulip design quickly morphed into a fox! This was the first time I've ever used an embellishment on a quilt, but I think the whimsy the button eyes give the foxes is worth it!




I used Indian Summer by Sarah Watson and various Elements from Art Gallery Fabrics for this mini quilt! I kept the quilting minimal to let the design shine!

A few of my favorite mini quilts from the book:

Elongated Triangles by Missy Shepler.


White Stars by Julie Herman.


Perhaps by Thomas Knauer.

Martingale is offering one lucky reader a digital copy of Fun-Size Quilts! To enter, leave a comment letting me know your favorite mini from the book (you can see them all here). Giveaway will run until Wednesday, July 30th at 5pm CST. Stop by the Martingale blog for more chances to win!

255 comments :

  1. I really enjoy the stalagstripe quilt. I think it looks fun and the name is fun too!

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  2. #17 of the pictures is my favorite. The book looks very interesting; thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I love starlight and perhaps

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  4. I love the Sew Sew Sew one, it would be great on the wall of my sewing space, thanks for the giveaway

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  5. Love the stars! White Star and Starlight- so cute!

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  6. I'm a sucker for pinwheels, so I'll have to say that is my favorite.

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  7. my bestie needs that hedgie mini -- it's adorable but I love all the patterns

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  8. I love perhaps. Very modern and great for a guys room too

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  9. The hedgehogs, the hedgehogs...they're awesome!!

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  10. i like the cute little hedgehog quilt. i like yours a lot as well. thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Oh my goodness! They are all delightful, but I love the hedgehogs!

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  12. I love anything with animals so I would have to say my favorites are "Fox in a Box" and " Hedgehog Heyday". Thank you for this great giveaway.

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  13. I think the Hedgehog Heyday looks so cute.

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  14. They all are really nice, but my favorite has to be the one with hedgehogs;)

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  15. I love the hedgehog one. I see people putting names, but when I went to the link I only saw numbers with the quilts. I also really like 'Perhaps"

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  16. Fox in a Box is so much fun and it is my favorite.

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  17. I love White Stars! I think I would enjoy making any of these quilts, though!

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  18. My favorite mini is the Fox in a Box

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  19. I really like the Fox in a box but I also love the one with Hedgehogs on it! So cute!! :)

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  20. Definitely the Fox in a Box!

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  21. Do I have to only pick one? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pinwheels and also the Fox quilt ( my 4 yr old grandson walks around singing "What does the Fox say?)

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  22. There are so many great ones in this book. Your Fox in a Box is absolutely adorable, so it gets my vote.

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  23. I love fox in the box, I've been looking some people making quilt with this pattern alot at IG - make me fall in love..
    Thank you for the chance ..

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  24. Love your foxes...adorable! Also like Stalagstripes :)

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  25. I think White Stars is probably my favorite. I like how the white just pops out from the color. It'd be fun to play with other solids, such as black or yellow, to see how they look.

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  26. I really really love your foxes.

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  27. I always love foxes, but those hedgehogs are awfully darn cute!

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  28. The Hedgehog is really so cute! What a fun book!

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  29. I like the White Stars and that adorably cute Hedgehog quilt.

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  30. I love your cute little foxes and the white star one. Thanks for a chance at a great prize:)

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  31. Love these quilts! The one that catches my eye today is "Elongated Triangles" because it is so different from anything I've made before.

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  32. That hedgehog quilt is adorable! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  33. My favorite is Julie Herman's White Stars.

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  34. I love those little hedgehogs. by CheriLeffler

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  35. Fox in a Box is just so cute and I would love to make this mini for myself or maybe make this for my niece. She would just love this mini. Thank you for giving me the chance to win my own copy of this book to enjoy over and over again.

    Sandi TImmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  36. Oh, they are all wonderful! Perhaps would be at the top of my list.

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  37. Your foxes are captivating, and I really like the hedgehogs!

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  38. I want to figure out how to make a chicken to go with all the foxes...or lots of little chickens and then 1 fox!!!!

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  39. There are several quilts I love. I do like your fox one. I have loved foxes before they became a trend! nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  40. Oh boy - I love Fox in a box and Woven Stars! vicnorm@Yahoo.com

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  41. I love your "Fox in the Box" as well as the "To-Do List". I tend to love the whimsical quilts the best. :)

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  42. it is between the fox and the hedgehog one...they are both so cute! thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  43. I love your Fox in the Box....adorable!

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  44. I love Perhaps, thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. I love the white stars quilt! I'd really like to make one :)

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  46. I could see myself making the Fox in A Box, the Yellow Pinwheels, or the Hedgehog. I like to make the smaller quilts for the walls or tabletops.

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  47. I like the fix one, the stars and to/do list :)

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  48. I like the polka dot flowers on page 12/20. It's adorable, love polka dots.

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  49. Fox in a Box is my favorite, but I'm sure I'll make more than one from this darling book!

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  50. Well, of course, yours is my favorite. But the hedgehogs are a close second.

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  51. Love your fox and have friends with that last name so guess what they might get for Christmas???! pjrcontest@msn.com

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  52. Any of these quilts would look so cute in my daughter's nursery! Love your foxes and the pinwheels the best.
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  53. I can't decide between the foxes and the hedgehogs . . .

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  54. Fox in the box is really cute. I think it would be great fun to make

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  55. The book has an awesome collection of mini quilt patterns. The foxes and Perhaps really catch my eye.

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  56. such a cute book! Congratulations Jeni!

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  57. Quilticious is one I plan on making. I think I already have some colors I can use.

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  58. To choose just one is hard to do, so I would have to say that two of them just have to get made. The animal themed quilts are just too cute for words. Your foxes and Cheri Loefler's hedge hogs will be at the top of my 'to do' list.

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  59. My favorite is Skyscapes. Thanks

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  60. I would like to try elongated triangles - that would be a really cool quilt to make.

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  61. My favorite is on the cover, Fox in a Box. The second I saw it I knew I would have to make it. My other must makes are Sunshine and Woven Stars.

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  62. While they are all great looking quilts I think that PERHAPS is my favorite.

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  63. They all look fun, but I think I like White Stars best

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  64. I love them all! My grandkids would love the Fox in a Box.

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  65. Your foxes are too cute! Just saw a fox out in the front field, so I'm taking that as a good luck sign. ☺ Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!

    my nana maree @ yahoo . com

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  66. To-Do List would look great on the wall in my sewing space!

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  67. I'd say White Stars since one usually sees white used for the background and colored or printed stars. kthurn@bektel.com

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  68. I love the foxes!! how fun and perfect for little boys!

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  69. My favorite is Sunshine. Just love pinwheels

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  70. I really like the Sew, Sew, Sew quilt! I've seen similar designs in the past, but my studio doesn't have a lot of surplus wall space, so a mini would suit perfectly!

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  71. I would love to make all of them, but I just adore your Fox in a Box - he is so cute!!! Perfect for the grandbabies!!

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  72. I love them all but your fox in a box is stinkin cute!

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  73. Absolutely love your Fox in a Box mini!!!

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  74. I like the White Star quilt - maybe in Christmas prints. Thanks for the give away!

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  75. I like the one that looks like a bar chart - very simple but still effective!

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  76. I love the foxes! So cute! I just heard about your site last week and am so impressed with your creativity! Thanks for sharing some great things!

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  77. I actually really love your foxes! They are so cute!

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  78. I love them all, but your quilt is the cutest. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  79. A tie...Fox in a Box and Hedgehog Heyday.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book

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  80. Mine is the Hedgehog Heyday.

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  81. I think they are all quite nice but I would have to say "HI" is my favorite!

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  82. I love "Perhaps," but "HI" also makes me smile because my son is in a phase where he says "hi" randomly to people and animals and objects and it is quite adorable.

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  83. I love the name of "Perhaps", but I love the Foxes in Boxes best! So cute! I hope I win this book. If not, I will buy it soon! Yay for mini quilts!

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  84. They are all so cute but my favorite is Sunshine.

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  85. Love the little foxes and then my second choice would be the hedgehogs.

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  86. I like Perhaps the best of all.

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  87. White Stars is my favorite! I love the white stars popping off the colorful backgrounds.

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  88. I love your 'Fox in a Box' quilt, but I have to say my favourite is “Quiltalicious”
    by Melissa Corry - I'm a sucker for pink and chevron design!

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  89. I really love you foxes but my favorite is 'Elongated Triangles'. Thanks

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  90. The hedgehogs are really cute!

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  91. I love the pinwheel one on the cover!

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  92. I'm drawn to White Stars.
    Jane @ Handiworking.com

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  93. Oh, the hedgehogs are my favorite, followed closely by your foxes.

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  94. Love The Fox in a Box quilt - my friends daughter had a baby boy today and she has named him Fox.

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  95. I love the mini pinwheels, and the gorgeous hedgehogs, white stars and your fabulous FOxes which my granddaughter will love.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  96. I think all the mini's are great. I think the 1st one I want to make is the hedgehog. Next, your foxes. but eventually, all of them.

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  97. I love the sunshine quilt! Thank you!

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  98. Sunshine is one of my favorites, but there are SO many cute ones that I'd love to make!

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  99. The hedgehogs quilt is SO ADORABLE!!! It made say "ahhhh" when I saw it.

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  100. Love your quilt Jeni, those fox faces are so cute, and with that size little Jake and I can play I spy......

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  101. Such adorable little quilts! I think my favorite is your Fox in a Box! Love the button eyes!

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  102. The first one I make will be Elongated Triangles.

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  103. I'd probably choose the 4 Patch Shift to do first since scrappy looks come easier to me. It's hard for me to commit to just a few fabrics!

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  104. I really like the fresh look of Elongated Triangles , think I'll try that one

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  105. I completely LOVE the fox one. It is so cute!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  106. My favourite mini is the 'To-Do List'.

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  107. My fav is Elongated Triangles by Missy Shepler.

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  108. Foxy. I must make this for a daughter

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  109. LOVE, love the foxes!! The white star quilt is also darling.

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  110. I absolutely love the fox in a box mini. It's just too cute!

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  111. #14 stars, but I like them all!

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  112. Love love the triangle one. Very cool.
    Thanks for hosting. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

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  113. Your "Fox in a Box" made me smile and think of the song "What the fox say?"

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  114. Love the foxy!
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  115. it is a toss up between the foxes and the hedgehogs. My grandson is an animal nut and would love either

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  116. I have three favorites: Elongated Triangles, Fox in a Box, and the pinwheel on the cover. Congratulations on being a cover girl!

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  117. Those fox blocks are too stinking cute! I want to make a thousand of those!

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  118. My favorite mini-quilt is by Heather Valentine with the flower appliques! I love yours too, but the flowers are my passion!

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  119. Love, love those baby hedgehogs, your foxes and the stalactites and stalagmites.

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  120. I love those foxes. I really want to make a fox mini using Libety fabrics and white noses!!!

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  121. I like the hedgehog quilt best. I am really into hedgehogs ATM. Thanks!

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  122. Don't make me choose! I love them all but the foxes are really cute.

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  123. A mini quilt is on my bucket list and I have to do Fox in a Box. They remind me of my Toy Pomeranian, KoKo. Sweet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  124. I love them all, but would start with Perhaps

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  125. Yours. I want to make 2 for my twin nieces.

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  126. Your "Fox in a Box" mini quilt is adorable! However, my favorite is the modern "Elongated Triangles" mini quilt.

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  127. I love white stars. It would look fabulous hand quilted.

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  128. I love Fox in a Box and Hedgehog Heyday. I guess I'm a sucker for cuteness!

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  129. my favorite is the fox quilt. hands down. Love the hedgehog quilt too.

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  130. I love the hedgehog quilt! sarah@forrussia.org

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  131. So many cute designs in this book! My favorite is a toss up between your adorable foxes and Thomas Knauer's Perhaps.

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  132. All so beautiful... which to choose to stitch first!

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  133. How can anyone not be enchanted by your Fox in a box. One of my sister's uni friends and now a big part of our family introduced me to that crazy song - What does the Fox say!!! Well ever since then I have been Fox obsessed. So naturally you can guess that a fox quilt is on top of my next quilt list.

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  134. Your fox quilt is just so lovely. We are living next to a forest in Switzerland, and we see the real ones quite often :-)

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  135. Oh, gosh. That's such a tough question. Your foxes, Julie's stars, the hedgehogs ... too many cute things to choose from.

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  136. I am totally in love with Four Patch Shift!

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  137. I just a direct our Fox quilt, hope I won and thanks for the giveaway!

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  138. there are so many great quilts in this book, it's hard to choose one. I'd start with Sunshine and To Do List

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  139. It's hard to narrow it down, but I really love your fox quilt and a close second is the pinwheel. The book looks fabulous!

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  140. I love the pinwheel quilt!

    cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

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  141. Your Fox in Box is exceptional! b.j.day68 at gmail dot com

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  142. I love the white stars, #10!

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  143. I really like Elongated Triangles.

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  144. Fox in a box and the hedgehogs!

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  145. I like so many of them I need a copy of the book at hand just to know all the names. There are at least six I want to make for myself, and more for friends, and with minis I could do that!

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  146. I like all of them! Your 'fox in a box' is the cutest ever! And I love this one
    “Quiltalicious”

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  147. White stars would be lovely to use with Dreamin Vintage! Your fox quilt is an eye catcher and you are right, the embellishment really adds so much. I think I will make this quilt too.

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  148. Sorry, I can't pick just one. In my mind I have already chosen bits of fabric to make four or five. :)

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  149. Lots of them! But I love the candy corn looking one, pinwheels, and the HST with steps.

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  150. I like yours, the white stars and the last one they showed on Martingale.

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  151. I love the 3rd one but the one with flowers w/rick rack stems is a close 2nd.

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  152. I love the fox in the box.

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  153. Can I love them all?? The fox is adorable!

    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  154. The foxes are lovely, but my favourite is the "elongated triangles" quilt with improv

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  155. I can't pick one favorite, there are about a half dozen I'd love to make! Sew, sew, sew might motivate me! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  156. I think the foxes are my favorite. Or the pin wheels. Or the elongated triangles... Thanks for the chance to win!

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  157. The link to the site is not working at the moment I guess as I cant' get ther, but since I love working with stars, I love the White star you have posted here. I was gong to make on with white background and colored stars, but I like this way better. The stars kind of stand out better. And agreat way to use up scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

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  158. I love 'Fox in a Box' and want to make that one for my son!

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  159. I'd have to say those little hedgehogs on page 7 are adorable and the fox in the box is pretty cute too! hard to choose!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  160. I like the quilts you showed from the book. Thanks

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  161. I really like the sunshine quilt on the front of the book..and the fox quilt of course!!

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  162. I love the Fox in a Box. It is so adorable.

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  163. Foxes vs. hedgehogs...it's too hard to choose! So I choose both!

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  164. Sunshine is my favorite quilt. Love pinwheels.

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  165. I really love "Perhaps". It's got a striking use of color.
    Steff Rose

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  166. I love the fixes and perhaps. mhart037 at gmail

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  167. #9 if my favorite. Cute book!

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  168. The fox quilt would be perfect for my 2 year old grandson. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  169. I like the hedgehogs and your fox in a box quilt. Both of them would be great for my granddaughters.

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  170. It's so difficult to decide: foxes, hedgehogs and stars, all are so cute. But I go for "Sunshine", cause I love pinwheels.

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  171. Your foxes are so cute! I also love White Stars. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  172. I think White Stars is my favorite. New take on a classic.

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  173. Love the one with the herringbone pattern! Also the pinwheel one is cute!

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