Friday, 2 March 2012

Curious Nature by Parson Gray - and a giveaway!


New in to M is for make, the beautiful "Curious Nature" by Parson Gray.


If you would like to read more about David Butler, the designer behind Parson Gray then have a read of this great interview at True Up, there are some more gorgeous photos of the fabric to enjoy there too.


This collection is full of earthy, muted tones and has some of the best names for the prints and colours that I have seen in a while.
To celebrate the arrival of this collection, I am giving away a fat quarter bundle of all the prints shown above. If you would like a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment below before 8pm GMT on 7th March. I will pick a winner at random ... good luck!

177 comments:

  1. I would love to win this. I think I'd add some solids and make a manly quilt. It should make up for all the really feminine things I keep filling the flat with.

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  2. Hello, I am not sure if the give away is opened worldwid but anyway I'll try.
    I would love to get a chance to win those fabrics.
    Thanks

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  3. The colours are gorgeous and I am loving the geometric prints - makes a nice change to all the brightly coloured floral fabrics I have filling my fabric box :-). I'll keep my fingers cross - would love to win this.

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  4. Wow...this would make such a beautiful quilt combined with some of my own fabric stash, for my daughter-in-laws birthday :)My creative ideas are buzzing!! Happy Friday :)

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  5. Wow, absolutely gorgeous. My mind is buzzing with ideas of things to make with these. They are lovely muted prints. Would love to win. Thanks

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  6. Gorgeous fabric - the colour palette is stunning ... would LOVE to be lucky enough to have a chance of winning this!

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  7. Fabulous fabrics!
    I would love to enter your giveaway!

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  8. what beautiful colours - could make some lovely clothes with this line
    kellyx

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  9. seeing as tho it is my birthday on Tuesday, this would make a really lovely birthday present thank you ;-) And if I don't win, I can always console myself with the few fat quarters I have already bought ;-)

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  10. Wow, I need these in my stash, I love the colour palette, so different to my usual choices!

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  11. Me, me, me! I want to win this! I follow you on twitter too and am always jealous if all the delivery updates you make. Don't you ever want to say 'sorry guys, shop's closed' and keep all the lovely fabrics for yourself?! x

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  12. oh please, please please please. I saw this over at Pink Chalk and I think I fell in love. And it all looks rather fab on that male model!! Does he come too?

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  13. I would really love to win this, and if I don't I think I may just need to buy some from you instaed! :)
    Thanks for the chance

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  14. Ooh would love a chance to win please. They're gorgeous fabrics and I agree, the fabric names are ace! x

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  15. Ooh I feel another Man-quilt coming on! Thank you for the chance xxx

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  16. Love it! It has great 'manly' makes written all over it, thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  17. I think this is such a great collection too and love that beautiful quilt! Thanks for chance to win (marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  18. Love the pictures showing off the fabric with such style!

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  19. Beautiful, refined and retro and just lovely. katepowelldesigns at gmail dot com

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  20. OOh - lovely, I'm planning my first quilt at the moment and would love to use some of these prints. They might even be masculine enough to stop the OH moaning about yet more fabric cluttering up the house!

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  21. Those are really lovely - muted without being boring.

    Lovely giveaway, thanks :)

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  22. What beautiful colors...........love the greys........

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  23. Love the fabric. It would be a great addition to my manly fabric stash =D

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  24. Oh please, pretty please, fingers crossed, can I please win? Otherwise I might as well hand over my next monthly income direct - you've got sooooooo much stuff in and "coming soon" that I want!!!

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  25. Ooh Kate, how lovely - my husband and son are woefully under-represented in my recent sewing, this fab bundle would mean I could make them something suitably manly :) thanks for the chance to win x

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  26. Blimey, talk about a lovely collection! The colours are gorgeous.

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  27. OOooohhh I've been waiting for this collection, such a different colour palette - I love it! Thanks

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  28. Ohhhh! thank you this is amazing! (:

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  29. Gorgeous and original! I'd love to enter please.

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  30. Absolutely lovely! Olease count me in.x

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  31. this is a fabulous collection I'm still very much in love with grey. It would be fantastic to win this, then I could make something manly for my hubbie's birthday at the end of the month.

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  32. Gorgeous fabric! I have two sons so this would be perfect for them - thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. Please count me in. I've read about this fabric range and would love to get my hands on some!

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  34. Gorgeous fairs, really love the tones.

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  35. I have fallen in love with this fabric. This is not a crush or puppy love this is head over heals in love. I can see the quilt,the design, so bold so manly. I create quilts in memory of my son and he would love something made with this fabric. There is so few designs that appeal to men. Thank you for the introduction to this beautiful line.

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  36. These are gorgeous, just my style - colour and designs!

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  37. Oooh! They're so pretty! Gosh they're a talented couple aren't they? I'd love to win those fat quarters please!

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  38. These are lovely, I would love to win and turn them into oversize cushions for my purple outdoor furniture!

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  39. I've just taken a leap of faith and dyed some bedding grey so wow, this range of colours would be perfect to provide a bit of a zing!!

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  40. What gorgeous retro prints and such a lovely understated palette. I think I'm in love! My hubby might even let me make him something with these ;-)

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  41. Some beautiful fabrics! I want them all!

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  42. Wow!! These are great, I'd love to win.......

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  43. These prints are lovely and of course I'd love to get my hands on them!

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  44. Ooo, I've been looking at these for ages and it would be great to see them in the flesh!

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  45. I love these! And I think my bloke deserves a masculine quilt made from these gorgeous fabrics just to make up for my love of florals!

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  46. I love this new collection and to win some would be amazing!
    Judith
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  47. My favourite colours and Fifties designs - I love these!

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  48. I never thought of making a skirt with these fabrics, but it looks amazing!

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  49. It's a gorgeous collection - love the prints and the colours. Also, if I could have that gorgeous bloke in the 1st pic too, that would be ideal..!

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  50. What gorgeous colours, please count me in!
    Vivienne x

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  51. These are really beautiful! I would love a chance to win.... I think I remember hearing about this line sometime back, from quilt market posts around blogosphere. He's Amy butlers husband, right? Anyway, fingers crossed!

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  52. Beautiful fabrics, yes please! ruthlucas@yahoo.com

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  53. very subtle but classy collection.

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  54. Wow - so sophisticated. It`s beautiful and I love the muted palette. Thanks so much for the chance to win some.

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  55. Gorgeous collection, a great bundle to have in my stash, beautiful colours. Thanks for the chance to enter a great giveaway

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  56. YES PLEASE!! Lovely fabrics! Such a classical palette! FABULOUS

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  57. Ooh they are lovely! Fingers crossed I get lucky x

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  58. I am loving the look of this line!

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  59. I'd love to mix these muted tones with some bursts of Amy Butley brights.

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  60. This would make a great quilt for the hubs!

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  61. I LOVE this line. I love the slight Japanese influence and the gorgeous colors. I'd love to dress up my guy in this.

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  62. I think I love you... I have been waiting for this line since I first heard about it. I would love, love, love to win!!

    Thanks for running this giveaway.

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  63. They are all lovely, and just my colours too. Please enter me, what a goodie this is!!
    Happy weekend x

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  64. I have been looking forward to this range. Looks great to make some lovely things.

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  65. Ooh beautiful fabric. I love the tie :-)

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  66. I would really really really love to win this bundle .. they are so pieceful and beautiful!!

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  67. aaah, they're lovely, especially the sort of Welsh blanket pattern. x

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  68. What beautiful fabric! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  69. The colours are so muted and subtle...beautiful! please count me in! Would love to gibe making a shirt for my OH a go with one of these fabrics.

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  70. Please include me in the draw.As a mother to 3 young men these fabrics really appeal !It would be the inspiration to start creating for eldest son's 21st birthday in September .Thanks .

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  71. What an amazing giveaway! I love that range...

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  72. These are great designs and gorgeous colours. I really hope I win!

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  73. Really nice, more manly fabric designs are greatly appreciated (plus Mr Butler is a hotty!)

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  74. Grey is such a fabulous colour, so wearble and perfect for the home too.

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  75. Have loved this since I first saw the collection, grey is definitely best!

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  76. These muted fabrics are looking lovely as I sit and listen to the rain.

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  77. How great to see something for the guys! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Elaine
    elaineridley@btinternet.com

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  78. I adore this collection! Gorgeous prints that could be used to make such a range of beautiful things :)

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  79. I love this line! Thanks so much for the giveaway! fooshe1@yahoo.com

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  80. I wasn't too big on this line right away, but the more I see it, the more I like it.

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  81. Tecidos sérios é tudo que eu preciso,por favor me inclua nessa.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com BRASIL

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  82. Lovely quilt made from some gorgeous fabrics

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  83. Those fabrics would make a lovely modern quilt for a man!

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  84. I saw the fabric on facebook and while checking it out.... imagine my joy at seeing that you were giving a bundle away! If I win I promise to be your very best goodwill embassador in the US! Pick me! Pick me! going back to read more fun stuff, thanks Karen!

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  85. PS Sorry Kate I wrote Karen by accident.... don't hold it against me please?

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  86. Caroline Taylor4 March 2012 at 13:05

    Gorgeous fabric, something really different...

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  87. Love it, love it, fantastic colours/shades,please let it be me!

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  88. Absolutely fabulous...... already designing the next make with my 'winnings'....... Louise W

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  89. Lovely subtle colours,would be great to use in a city scape picture I have in mind!

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  90. I love these - I have 3 boys and they'd love this non flowery fabric so I'd love to use it with some solids!
    Susan

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  91. Amazing fabric :) I would love to win this lovely bundle :)

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  92. I have always been a huge fan of his "other half" so to speak and now I am a huge fan of Parson Grey, I absolutely love the earthy colours and would be deliriously happy to win this fantastic give away.
    Penny

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  93. Love this range - would make a great quilt for my husband. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  94. I love the one with the crosses!

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  95. i have a huge crush on taupes and greys and browns. Parson Grey fabrics are amazing, right on point for me!!

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  96. Lovely muted colours. Please count me in, fingers crossed!

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  97. I adore his range of earthy tones and can see so many ways to create with this fabric, I have always been a fan of Amy but right now Parson Grey is what's been missing in my stash. :)

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  98. Just fantastic!
    Like everyone, I qwould love to win this.....

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  99. Love the fabrics! Pick-me!

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  100. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous fabric!

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  101. looks like a brilliant collection ,thanks for the chance !!

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  102. Really lovely colours! And a generous giveaway... fingers crossed x

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  103. Absolutely lovely, but Manly, fabrics! I think I might pair this with a nice wine if I win this...but then, again, it's kinda perfect just the way the bundle is!

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  104. Oooh what gorgeous prints - I'd love to win! :o)x

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  105. I would love to enter, thanks!

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  106. I love those prints! I'll try to remember them for future projects. :)

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  107. Thank you for the chance to win. Great that the boys get some attention. Although I do hope that he does some nice bright palettes for them in a future collection. Boys always seem to end up in muted earthy hues!

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  108. Love this line also can't wait for the decorate weight fabric o come :-)

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  109. I really love these prints - they are just right for a modern "manly" quilt.

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  110. Great collection, I like it:))

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  111. Striking fabric designs! Wonderful collection.

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  112. This is such a beautiful collection!

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  113. I am in love with this collection! It would make for some fantastic projects

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  114. Beautiful! Love the colours.

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  115. Oh I would love to have some of that...

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  116. What gorgeous fabrics! I hope I win!
    Deborah

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  117. Wow what a fantastic giveaway, they are beautiful!
    susand1408 at googlemail dot com

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  118. Gorgeous prints, at last a nice manly range.

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  119. Hello Kate,

    I really like your blog.
    Love the fabrics, and the way it all matches.

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  120. I'd love to win this, and make something for my husband.

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  121. Ooh. This looks like the perfect lining fabric for the grey moleskin cotton I've just bought to make a coat. And the bundle would be a great birthday present for a friend. Althea

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  122. This is a stunning collection, the possibilities are endless....

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  123. Gorgeous fabrics, would love to win this!

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  124. Very nice collection. I like the patterns.

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  125. That quilt is awesome - how fab to get such stylish and muted colours that are not 'in your face'!

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  126. Such a beautiful selection of color and print!! Would be perfect for so many different projects!! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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  127. My favorite new line! I so wish there were more masculine fabrics available in quilting weight cotton. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  128. I would love to win these fabrics.This is the one line I've been excited about lately!

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  129. I love the natural, old world praire look of your Parson Gray fabric which is decidely 1960's too! I have just bought my first electric Singer sewing machine so fingers crossed I am a winner! ☺

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  130. Its beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!! Many Blessings!

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  131. Adorable.
    My head is already on full speed thinking, creating, cutting, assembling....
    Let's hope.

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  132. Just great.
    Thank you for the opportunity - good luck to everyone!

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  133. Grey is my new color I love. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Love the quilt in the first photo.

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  134. The fabrics look great, keeping my fingers crossed

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  135. Cool giveaway! These have got to be my new favourite fabrics!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  136. Would love to win. Fingers crossed
    Lesley

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  137. I've had my eye on this range since spying them in quilt market reviews last autumn, delighted to see them now in the UK. I have a whole list of things I would make if I won!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  138. Luv this collection! The photographs are soo lovely in this post as well!!

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  139. This is an awesome new fabric line! The vest looks great! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  140. Lovely collection! Ideas springing to mind on a dreary day!

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  141. A fabulous line that I'm sure would be a hit with the 3 guys in my family for a quilt or two of their own.

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  142. ooh they are gorgeous, I would love to win I love grey and have been searching for some great grey fabrics.
    Claire x

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  143. Gorgeous bundle! Might be a collection my husband would actually like :D

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  144. This is the most amazing line! Sure hope I win! Thank you.

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  145. The Mr. has wanted a quilt for some time but have not been able to find things that aren't girlie. This would be perfect.

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  146. fabulous prints, a dash of red and they would make a brill blanket!

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  147. I have had my eye on this fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win the FQ bundle.

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  148. I adore this collection, would be amazing to work--xx

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  149. Love this fabric line! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  150. OOh, they are lovely. I have just acquired my first ever sewing machine (an ancient, stunning & fully working Singer). I would love to do something with this gorgeous fabric :0)

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  151. What beautiful fabric, so many possibilities... Laura x

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  152. quite unusual fabric would love to try it.

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  153. I love this collection.I've been eyeing them since the previews came out. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  154. Holy cow, these are awesome!! I can´t wait ;)!

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  155. Love the tie - great idea - never occurred to me to make a tie before, but cool! Count me in. Sharonx

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  156. These are some gorgeous looking fabrics - thanks for the chance to win, Kate!

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  157. I love the pic of the lady with the banjo, guitar?
    Awesome fabrics.
    cutekipepeo(at)gmail.com

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  158. Love the clothing made with these beautiful prints. Phishstephenson(at) yahoo(dot)com

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  159. This is a gorgeous line...I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!!

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  160. Those fabrics look great. Thanks for the opportunity to win a fat quarter bundle.

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  161. This isn't the sort of fabric I'd normally chose, but they work together so well and I'm sure they would stretch my creativity!

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  162. Love these prints! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  163. by the skin of my teeth!! aaah just got my little one to sleep and remembered the giveaway! i adore these fabrics...so good to see something more masculine in the mix. love the tie and waiscoat. i'm planning on making my hubby a tie to wear to a wedding in may and you've filled me with inspiration. xXx

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