Friday, January 10, 2014

Spindrift! ... My "Wake Up With Kona" Blog Hop Project



Hello! 


"Spindrift"

Hooded Baby Wrap

Designed and Made by Scrapatches


42" square, rounded corners
Kona Solids cotton top
minkee backing and hood
stitched in the ditch 
pieced machine binding
pieced and quilted on my home machine, Janome 6600p
aurifil thread for piecing and quilting


The backing is white minkee for snuggly goodness.
I did not add batting and this wrap has a lovely drape. 


I made a small minkee backed washcloth with an extra  pinwheel block ...


... to complete the bath set!

I am thinking I will make some other baby goodies, like burp cloths and bibs 
with some of the left-over pieces and fabrics.



Freddy Bear offered to model.

"Ducky" did, too!
This ceramic duck was a baby shower gift made by a friend for me over 30 years ago when I was expecting my first baby and I will soon be passing it down to my daughter.


The quilt top without the finishing border for the hood measures 40" square.


Spindrift Quilt Block


I started HERE with a jelly roll and charm pack in ...
and


 My original sketch had a different block design.
This was when I had more of a "beach ball" design in mind.
Nice ... but ...


... this is what happened when I played with the pieces and turned the corner HSTs!
Nicer!
I really liked the movement in this block pattern.
So a new quilt idea was born.


Here is a closeup of how the block creates a secondary design.
Nicest!

I am calling this quilt pattern "Spindrift" 
and am planning to make it again in a larger size and different fabrics
and I have testers who have volunteered to help me turn this into a 
whole quilt pattern.
More info coming soon!


I have turned this lovely Kona Solid quilt top into a very special project
for a very special baby-to-be!


My first grandbaby is due in May!
The Baby Parents have chosen to be surprised
so for now this baby is nicknamed "Sprout"
I am calling 2014, "The Year of the Baby."
I am a sew happy Grandma-To-Be!


Please visit all my blog hop friends today!


Thanks to Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt for hosting this colorful blog hop
and
thanks to  Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt for her cheery organizing!

Before you go enjoy all the lovely colorful creations ... 

Giveaway Time!


20 Kona Solid Charms
(Ducky not included!) 

I want to share some of this summery color
so I am giving away 20 extra charms left from my quilt,
10 from each of the Summer and Sandcastle Kona Solids.

I will send these lovely little 5" squares anywhere in the world.

To enter, you only need to leave one comment.
Please be sure I have a way of contacting you by email
to let you know if you are the lucky winner.

My faithful followers, old and new, may have an additional chance to win by telling me how you follow my scrapatch quilty adventures

Giveaway date extended to the end of the last day of this hop!

This Giveaway will close at Midnight EST on January 21st,
the last day of the blog hop.

Winner will be announced and contacted by email on January 22nd.

This giveaway is now closed.
Winner Announced HERE

Thank You for visiting my scrapatch today!


Bye for now!

<3

244 comments:

  1. How adorable! :) Congrats grandma to be!

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  2. What a great idea to add the hood! Freddie Bear is quite the modl. Too.

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  3. OK, this is just way to cute! Congratulations and you are going to have so much fun sewing now. Wonderful design and use of color.

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  4. I follow your blog with Feedly. I like their iPad app,

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  5. Congratulations! What a great way to welcome the new baby. That's a beautiful project!

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  6. Very colorful and will make a great cuddle blanket for that new grandbaby!!
    Gmama Jane

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  7. Great project!!! Sprout will surely love it :) That name made me giggle, as my little one born last April was referred to as "Scooter." I may tuck "Sprout" away to use if the little one ever gets a sibbling :)

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  8. The perfect baby gift and the colors are so bright and happy.....love it!

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  9. How very cute! Love the hood idea! I can already see it being used as a great super hero blanket in the years to come. Beautiful pattern.

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  10. Yay! Congratulations on being a grandma! I think your grandbaby will just love this cuddly wrap, and will most likely use it as a cape after bath time, hahaha!
    ~Brandy

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  11. What an adorable idea for a baby gift! Welcome to the wonderful world of Grandmas!!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. What exciting news…congratulations! What a cute gift for the grand baby!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. I love the hooded blanket. It looks warmly and cuddly

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  14. Great colors - and the block is wonderful. I like the way each time I look I see a different pattern. Will be wonderful for the new baby in your family. Looking forward to seeing how you added the hood. And glad I found the Classic Meets Modern Quiltalong thru you. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for your drawing. : )

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  15. Hello Scrapatch! I really enjoyed reading about your Spindrift block and your Minkee Bath Hoody for the newest addition in the family. The colors are wonderful and I really like how you make the block pop by turning the HST. Congratulations! Great Job! Keep up the good work.

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  16. Hello Scrapatch! I really enjoyed reading about your Spindrift block and your Minkee Bath Hoody for the newest addition in the family. The colors are wonderful and I really like how you make the block pop by turning the HST. Congratulations! Great Job! Keep up the good work.

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  17. I love the colours you chose. It is fantastic :-)

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  18. What a lovely design and perfect for a new baby. I love the colours you used.

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  19. I was reading along and thinking such a cute quilt. Then I got to the end and wow! Congratulations Grandma! Sew exciting and now a new generation to sew for!

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  20. Fabulous! great use of colours!
    Congratulations grandma-to-be!

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  21. Your baby wrap is so cute. And a great idea with the hood. And your model is so adorable . I love your design. Thank you for sharing

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  22. Your baby wrap is so cute. And a great idea with the hood. And your model is so adorable . I love your design. Thank you for sharing

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  23. I am following you by blog lovin

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  24. congratulations on Sprout's impending arrival! How exciting!

    Our 'working names' for my twins pregnancy was Gertrude and Heathcliff. :-) We still tease them that those names COULD have been their legal names. :-)

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  25. Congratulations, Grandma-to-be! 2014 will be a fun year for you!

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  26. This is a cute cute project, so bright and colourfull and I love the other fabric (fleece) which you added with this special dot texture, wonderful!
    I am just a little bit sad that my 3 boy are now too big for such a nice project.... smile....
    Thanks for giving the chance to win, I am following you through bloglovin'

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  27. Wow...beautiful quilt and washcloth. I would have loved one of these when my son was born (16 years ago lol) Congrats on the soon-to-be Grandma status. You are going to be very busy this year...and grinning like a Cheshire cat. Awesome!

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  28. Following via Bloglovin...looking forward to all the updates!

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  29. very cute...I love it...congratulations on becoming a grandma....it is so much fun.

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  30. Congratulations.... he or she, Sprout will be one spoiled and loved grandbaby.... just as it should be! Love the happy, bright quilt and I love that you still have the little ducky. So cute! Thanks for sharing the whole project!

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  31. And I've been following by GF and Bloglovin. Thanks so much!

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  32. Love your choice of quilt colors. It's so bright and cheery and I've got to try that pattern.

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  33. Your baby quilt is so cute - love the big & small pinwheels. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  35. Cutest baby towel I've seen in years!

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  36. Yes by golly I would wear one of these in split second, this is absolute A for Adorable… YOU wow us again...

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  37. Wow that is so adorable and amazing how just turning the HST it can completely change the pattern so much.

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  38. Aww Pat, that came out gorgeous!! I really enjoy this pattern, the more I look at it :) I love your little 'helpers' too.

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  39. Love, love, love this! What a wonderful gift...
    Blessings, Marlene
    P.S. I follow on Bloglovin

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  40. Oh, so beautiful! Congratulations on your first grandchild. We have an almost 3 year old granddaughter in Chicago (so far from us)and the only one we will have. She is a treasure.

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  41. Oh my goodness! The fun you had creating for your new grandbaby just sings and shouts with JOY! This baby knows it is LOVED! May you be blessed with many happy times with this child!

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  42. What a lovely, lovely post! And then the quilt - even better! All your pics are awesome and that little duckie is so cute. I have two little grandsons and now my oldest is expecting her first and baby is a girl, due any day now. Pulled out some of my daughter's baby things from 34 years ago - wow, what memories. Thanks for your idea to use a bit of minkie that I have on hand.

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  43. Congrats to the Grandma to be! The bath set is adorable.

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  44. Congrats to the Grandma to be! The bath set is adorable.

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  45. It's beautiful!!! I can almost feel the minky back, too! What a lucky baby!
    Congratulations on the upcoming grandbaby, too!

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  46. Congratulations on your new grand baby! Your baby wrap is beautiful.

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  47. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  48. What a sweet little quilt. Babies are so much fun. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  49. A delightful welcome for your new grand child! Congratulations!

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  50. Sew adorable. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the new grandbaby. We have a new grandbaby expected in April. I am anxiously waiting for your tutorial. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  51. Your bath wrap is adorable and that new design is a winner! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  52. Wonderful. This would be great for my new grandson

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  53. lovely quilt! and congrats on the grandbaby

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  54. Good morning Pat....what a fantastic display you have for us!!
    Did you steal my teddy bear?? lol
    Your projects are just adorable....love them all. Congrats on the grand baby.

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  55. Cute, cute, cute...I love hooded towels and yours is just a perfect way to wrap up a sweet baby! The design is so cool! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  56. Sweet and I'll eb sure to check out your tutorial tomorrow.
    A follower, Jane

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  57. Congratulations and welcome to Grammahood! This is the cutest hooded towel I've ever seen! It's easy to see your grandbaby is going to very spoiled by Gramma ;)

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  58. I've follow along via GFC & Bloglovin' :)
    Thank you for the chance.

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  59. Congratulations !I suspected it was for your grandchild...but your first ! How exciting ! Little Sprout will be the recipient of this and many other wonderful creations from Grandma....I'm sure !

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  60. Fabulous baby gift and love your fabrics combo!!

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  61. Your bath set has such a 50's retro feel to it. Adorable! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  62. This is simply fabulous and I so want the tutorial- our tutes are great!

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  63. love your "solids" project. congrats on the grandbaby coming soon.

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  64. What a lovely gift! As a new grandmother, you are WAY ahead on your sewing!

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  65. That is so sweet and will be well used. I'll bet it feels heavenly too. Congratulations on the new sprout. You are going to love being a Grandma.

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  66. This is a great project! Congrats on becoming a new grandma!

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  67. I'm a new follower looking forward to your tutorial! I love the secondary pattern this block creates.

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  68. Just adorable!!!!
    Never thought to make a quilt as as a baby bath towel:) Great idea!!!!
    Congrats on being a Gma! I am a Nana for almost 3 years now and love it!!!!

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  69. I am a new Bloglovin follower at louster388atyahoodotcom

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  70. Congratulations! Such cheerful colors for this great project!

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  71. That is just too cute. What a great baby gift! Congrats on the new addition, almost! :-)

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  72. congrats on being a new grandma to be. how thrilling for everyone. your projects are wonderful.

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  73. I love it. It is really unique. Clever how you worked so many lights into the quilt and they help make the colors smack. Neat block pattern.

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  74. Congrats to you. You will love being grandma. Wonderful baby gift, it will be well used.

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  75. So colorful and so fresh, i love it. And my congratulations to the happy grandma in spe.

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  76. your quilt is lovely and what a nice keepsake to be able to hand down with it!!

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  77. That is adorable.. The colors you chose were perfect! I live the block.

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  78. What an amazing idea! with a new grandbaby on the way, I will be back tomorrow for the tutorial! LOVE it!

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  79. Lovely! What a wonderful baby gift! pbstrand@msn.com

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  80. Lovely! What a wonderful baby gift! pbstrand@msn.com

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  81. A beautiful quilt and congratulations , we are new grandparents too and it is so much fun.

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  82. I can tell that you're going to have a grandbaby showered in beautiful gifts :-)

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  83. This is so darling -- oh my, looking forward to your tutorial!!

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  84. I'm a new follower, by the way, via GFC! :)

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  85. What a beautiful gift for a new person!
    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  86. Thanks for the chance to win-- can't wait until tomorrow to see your tute!

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  87. Beautiful quilt, thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. a hooded towel/wrap is such a great idea - as a grandmother of 2 y/o triplets, I know how exciting your first grandchild will be - I have just discovered you as the Kona challenge pick of the day - I think I will enjoy following your journey - love your color sense and talents

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  89. Gorgeous quilt. Love the colours. Thanks so much for sharing

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  90. I am an email and google follower. Thanks so much for sharing

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  91. Great quilt for a new young one. Love the Kona solids. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Congrat's to the Gramm to be and thanks for the chance to win!

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  93. Congratulations "grandma to be". What an adorable wrap. I have always had a fondness for hooded baby towels and rubber duckies.

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  94. I follow your blog via email.

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  95. oh this is to cute. Love it. will come back tomorrow to see the tutorial.
    I sure will make one for my grandson.
    What a wonderful give away.
    Thanks for the chance of winning.

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  96. This is just such a great pattern... I love pinwheels!! Using the bright Kona solids really makes it stunning too! Thanks for sharing in the hop! I hope you don't mind if I pin your quilt, I just love it!

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  97. I am a new follower... looking forward to more inspiring projects!! Thanks!

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  98. Lucky, lucky baby to be. Sprout will be snuggled and loved in colorful grandma goodness.

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  99. Very cool project! I like the idea of it and the block layout. Just beautiful!

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  100. Congratulations on being a Grandma! Your Spindrift baby blankie and washcloth is beautiful and very special. Thank you for hopping...

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  101. Congratulations on your new grand baby-to-be! What a lovely baby set!

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  103. HELLO,I love Freddie Bear!
    Thanks for a sweet giveaway!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  104. What a gorgeous quilt! Love it!

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  105. I follow happily on GFC and BL

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  106. congrats ... that first grandbaby is always the sweetest. love that block! shows off those kona colors!

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  107. Simply adorable! Your grandbaby will love it - so will everyone else!!! Your design is is fabulous and I love how the secondary design shows up. Congratulations on the new baby and thank you for sharing your Kona charms with us!!!

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  108. This looks so adorable and so soft! Congratulations on the new grandbaby.

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  109. I just love the hooded baby wrap!! The colors you chose are so pretty and so colorful! Perfect for your new grandbaby! Congrats!!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  110. I follow you on Bloglovin!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  111. What a beautiful hooded baby blanket wrap!
    I love the pattern and colors, and the softness of it.

    I will look forward to seeing more baby gift ideas in the months to come!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  112. I am a follower by email

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  113. I love it! Congrats on your new little "Sprout", Grandma! Thanks for sharing and for the pretty giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  114. I am a follower via email. vickise at gmail dot com

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  115. That is one lucky baby. Bet he or she will be showered with special handmade goodies!

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  116. What cheerful colors. The design is delightful, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. What a wonderful quilt/bath wrap. Sprout is a lucky little person to be born into a loving family. Congrats, Grandma!! BTW, the minky was a great idea.

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  118. I follow with GFC and Feedly.

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  119. Very sweet! I am glad Freddy and Ducky volunteered to model, they did a great job!
    Sprout will certainly enjoy all the quilty goodness!

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  120. I also love th secondary design in the blocks and I follow you

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  121. Lucky teddy to have such a cute bath towel. Love the design.

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  122. I love that project. Congratulation on being a grandma. It is fabulous!

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  123. One luck child will love to coddle in that hood blanket. It looks great thanks for the tut.

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  124. Congratulations grandma to be! This is just way too adorable.

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  125. Yummy yummy Minkee! What a fun project. I like the idea of making a hooded blanket.
    Congrats on Grandmommyhood! You will love every minute of it.

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  126. love the pattern and the bight colors!

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  127. What a great project. It is so cheery. Congratulations on the new baby.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  128. I love your blog and I follow you on Bloglovin.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  129. Congrats on the new grand baby! Your quilt will be the perfect gift.

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  130. Love the hoodie, lol. Beautiful colors! And congratulations -- grands are such a joy! :)

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  131. I just love it, so cheerful. The baby will love it. Congratulations.

    cheeers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  132. Such a cute idea for baby. We can tell you are one very excited grandma-to-be. There is some wonderful cuddle time ahead. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. How perfect for your grand baby to be! I love the colors.

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  134. Little sprout doesn't know yet what a lucky little seed he is:) Always a blessing to have a grandma who sews:)for those sweet little darlings. You are going to LOVE being a grandma. It is 100 times better than being a mom! Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Janita

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  135. Lucky baby. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  136. What a great idea and it's so very cute. Congratulations for being a top pick today.

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  137. I follow you via Google Friends Connect.

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  138. Awesome! Babies love the high contrast :)

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  139. The quilt is gorgeous, and from different angles, it looks like different patterns. Great job!
    Congrats on the grandbaby. I was so glad my daughter wanted to find out the sex of my grandchildren. I told her I would only sew gender specific stuff, and she believed me. LOL

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  140. What a clever use of a great block, have fun with the new little one K

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  141. That is so cute!! You are creative... Love the colors in the Kona solids, they are so bright and crisp..Thanks for sharing.

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  142. I follow you by bloglovin. Congrats on the new baby!!

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  143. First ~ I have to say Congratulations Grandma! You are going to have such fun with a grandchild. How exciting! I have 3 myself with one of them, an adorable 23 month old Granddaughter living here currently with hubby and I. She is so much fun to watch grow daily and makes us laugh and smile every single day.

    I LOVE the quilt design you have created. I really love the way it looks and how fun to have used it in the way you have.

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  144. I am definitely going to be following you now, especially since I want to be sure to check back tomorrow to get the tutorial and also to keep an eye out for the quilt pattern once that has been created as well.

    I am now following via email as well as with Bloglovin'.

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  145. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  146. I just love it! It is simply gorgeous and so bright and fun.

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  147. Really cute idea…I'm sure Sprout will love it!

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  148. I have yet to work with minkee, but it's on my list. Your hoodie is adorable and I'm sure Sprout will love grandma for it!

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  149. I have yet to work with minkee, but it's on my list. Your hoodie is adorable and I'm sure Sprout will love grandma for it!

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  150. I like the hooded towel using a quilted top and minky back.

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  151. Congratulations! How exciting and what a beautiful quilt! thank you!

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  152. Congratulations. The quilt is lovely.

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  153. It's beautiful! Congratulations on the grand baby to come! Very exciting! Thanks for the giveaway too!

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  154. Oh, that is so cool! That is one lucky little sprout. I am very jealous of your upcoming Grandma status. Enjoy the anticipation and get that camera ready!!

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  155. Looks like it will cuddle up and keep warm after a nice bath. Great project!

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  156. Very cute! Welcome to the world of "Grandma-hood" It's so much fun. It is even more fun to sew for the little ones!

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  157. As always, you amaze me with your creation. I have a baby shower this afternoon and obviously I don't have time to whip one of these cuties up for the new baby. Grandma is one of my best friends, so maybe we'll do that in the next couple of weeks. Congrats - you are going to have so much fun with a new baby for whom to quilt. Thanks for participating and you are a tease with your previous posts - lol.

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  158. What cute ideas!!!!! We have great grand babies and great grand nephews ans nieces arriving in our family! Congrats on your new family addition. midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  159. What cute ideas!!!!! We have great grand babies and great grand nephews ans nieces arriving in our family! Congrats on your new family addition. midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  160. I love the baby wrap and your pattern is great. Thanks for the tutorial too. Congratulations on the coming baby, so exciting!

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  161. I love the baby wrap and your pattern is great. Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  162. What a great baby warp. Love the colours.

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  163. A new follower by bloglovin' :)

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  164. Cute hooded blanket.I', going to keep it and maybe someday their will be a baby to make it for.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  165. I'm a new follower.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  166. sew bright and colorful

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  167. Love the wrap for the new baby, enjoy sewing for him/her and enjoy all the cuddling in your future!

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  168. I love this quilt. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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