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Monday, December 5

Pomegranate & Berry Table Topper Free Patterns & a Crafted Appliqué Book Giveaway

This festive set of patterns with a pomegranate and berries motif is an early Christmas gift for all of you and a way to say thank you for all your warmth and support.  

Betsey Langford, who writes for the American Quilter's Society's "On Point" Blog has offered a great opportunity to all the AQS authors. She's going all out to help promote our books.  She will be sharing this post on Wednesday through "On Point".  Thank you bunches Betsey!  To help with the promotion, at the end of this post I am also running a giveaway for a free copy of my book, which is open for entries until Wednesday, December 14th.

On top of that, Wednesday, December 7th is the much awaited and totally stupendous, annual Giveaway Day linky party at Sew Mama Sew!  Be sure to visit there for oodles of fun giveaways!  


Pomegranate and Berries Table Topper

I designed this table topper using the pomegranate appliqué motif from the Folk Art Christmas wall quilt in my book Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities.  The two projects make a wonderful, coordinated set.  This pattern could also be changed up to make a lovely table runner or tree skirt.  Of course I used the fray-free Crafted Applique method to sew mine, but you can also use any raw edge method you like.  

There are actually 2 versions of the appliqués, each with their own pattern.  You get a little bit of a different effect, depending on which pattern you use and on how you place the appliqués:


Pomegranate and Berries Table Topper - Mock up 1


Pomegranate and Berries Table Topper - Mock up 2

It helps with placement of the appliqués if you divide your background circle into even quadrants, like slices of pie.  I made my topper as an 18 inch diameter circle and used chalk to mark the pie slices.  That way I could do a better job of spacing the appliqués evenly around the circle.


Dividing the Table Topper into Even Sections

Stitching the appliqués on was a breeze because of using the Crafted Appliqué method.  I used the back coating technique from my book so that the red paisley background would not show through the white fabric of the appliqués.  


Stitching on the Pomegranate Appliqués

Then for fun, I designed 4 center quilting motifs and am going to share those patterns here too.  They would make beautiful appliqué designs in their own right.


Pomegranate & Berry themed quilting patterns

Jasmine, from Quilt Kisses, gave me a great tip on quilting a design like this.  She suggested using Quilting Paper by Golden Threads.  (You can get a great deal with that link to Connecting Threads and it is not an affiliate link.)  I was able to tape a piece of Golden Threads to a sheet of printer paper and print the design right out on the Golden Threads paper, with no tracing required.  It's easy to tear the paper away when you are done quilting.  


Quilting using Golden Threads Quilting Paper


One of the things I did when sewing my table topper was that I layered the quilt sandwich BEFORE sewing on the appliqués.  That way, part of the quilting was already accomplished once the appliqués were sewn on.  Always a plus!  Just a heads up though - I should have sewn on the appliqués AFTER I quilted the center motif, because there was a bit of puckering between the two areas.  It would have quilted out if I had done more quilting, such as pebbles around the motif.  Pebble quilting makes me dizzy though.   

The table topper looks terrific cozied up to the fireplace seating area! 


Making the table a little more Christmassy

The PDF files for the Pomegranate & Berry patterns are free for personal use.  You can download them here:

Pomegranate & Berry Applique Pattern 1
Pomegranate & Berry Applique Pattern 2
Pomegranate & Berry Quilting Pattern 1
Pomegranate & Berry Quilting Pattern 2
Pomegranate & Berry Quilting Pattern 3
Pomegranate & Berry Quilting Pattern 4


   
Now.... Let's Start the Giveaway!

Crafted Applique: New Possibilities

Have you seen the page under the Header for Buzzinbumble for the Crafted Appliqué Never-ending Linky Party?  It's for any project made using the Crafted Appliqué method. You can also see all the projects in the book there too.  It's well worth checking out because everyone has truly let their creativity soar!  You can see more great projects using the Crafted Appliqué method by searching the hashtag #craftedapplique on Instagram.  (Thanks to Heidi, at Red Letter Quilts for starting that up because I didn't have a clue about hashtags. LOL)  It's amazing the things people have come up with to use with Crafted Appliqué.  Their creativity just blows me away!  

The Crafted Appliqué method really does open up new possibilities.  Betsey wrote that the method is even growing into a movement. :)   Wow do I like the sound of that!  


How would you like a chance to win a free, signed copy of Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities?  Simply leave a comment below, telling me what you like best about winter.  (Even if it's "When it's over!" LOL)  Followers, both new and old, can have another chance to win the book by leaving a second comment and letting me know how they follow BuzzinBumble.  If you don't want to wait and see if you won, you can also order the book through my BuzzinBumble Big Cartel shop, the AQS Book Shop, or on Amazon.  If you ordered a book and then end up winning, I will happily refund your payment. 

*There have been so many wonderful commenters (I LOVE the way you all write about wintertime!) that I am increasing the number of books I'm giving away.  Now there will be three lucky winners of a copy of Crafted Appliqué!

The giveaway is open to international participants.  Please make sure that you are not an anonymous or a "no-reply" commenter and make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win.

I'll draw the name of the 3 winners on Wednesday, December 14th, using a random number generator and announce the results shortly thereafter. It might not be possible for me to do my usual reply & reciprocate if there end up being a lot of comments, but I definitely appreciate each and every one of you.

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265 comments:

  1. Thanks for the free patterns Lara! They are so beautiful!

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  2. The free patterns are all lovely and would make a great tree skirt

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  3. A great pattern, thanks!
    What I love about winter is that everything gets covered in snow, and that all noise is muffled.

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  4. don't enter me into the draw - I already have your fabulous book !! I just wanted to comment on your awesome table topper and that I love the free motion quilting motif - all the heart eyes ♥♥

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  5. I love the crisp air and blue skies. And your book is enticing me! I will add it to my Christmas list if I don't win on my birthday :) I need this technique for my next project in the new year...just as soon as my hands heal.

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  6. I follow on the dashboard reader. Thanks for the FMQ patterns too...fun.

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  7. No entry into the draw. Love your table topper and the quilting on it. I have never used quilting papers an interesting technique though.

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  8. The table topper is amazing!! thank you for the patterns and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! I love the pretty snow in winter as I love to snowshoe! thanks!!

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  9. I am a follower with Bloglovn!

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  10. Thanks for the pattern! The table topper looks beautiful on the the round table.

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  11. The table topper is gorgeous. I love it when it is sunny and there is snow on the ground. It's not sunny today but we have our first real snowfall and I'm enjoying how pretty everything looks.

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  12. I follow you on bloglovin

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  13. I am making a quilt with huge applique pieces and of course I'm using your method since I want it to last forever :). I'll be sharing it after the holidays since it's a gift. Oddly most of it is pebbled, it doesn't make me dizzy, but it is tedious.

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  14. I LOVE the Table Topper. Beautiful work, as always, and such a vibrant color. Perfect for the season.
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. Beautiful table topper, thanks for the pattern. I love watching all my winter birds at the feeder, especially when it snows. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  16. I follow you on Bloglovin and IG. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  17. Like Linda, my favorite part of winter is watching the birds 'coz I sure don't like the cold! Your book is on my Amazon wishlist; I'm sure I could find a home for a duplicate.

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  18. Always giving you sweet soul. Love the photo of the seating area by your fireplace; I bet your house is SO merry and magical when all decorated for Christmas. There's just something about a fireplace... My favourite part of winter is seeing hoarfrost, now through Instagram, as I do not care to ever live in it again ha!

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    1. Sandra, you just have to check out Sandra's blog post (hee hee) for the most beautiful photos of a garden covered in hoarfrost: https://sewofcourse.blogspot.com/2016/11/winter.html
      Thank you for the lovely comment!

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  19. I follow you on bloglovin, by email, on Instagram, on Pinterest...as Judy would say to the moon my dear!

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  20. My favourite part of winter is seeing fresh snow clinging to the trees - before the cars have gone by and muddied up the road!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  21. I follow your blog by email. Thanks for the chance!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  22. Heehee, you took the words out of my mouth with "when it's over!" We have snow this morning and the plow/salt truck went by around. No need to enter me in the drawing since I have the book, but thanks for sharing the patterns for your gorgeous table topper! That quilting paper looks interrsting, I'll be checking that out soon.

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  23. I wish I could come up with even one little thing I like about winter--but I can't! I do enjoy the changing of the seasons tho. robinsheloratearthlikedotnet

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  24. I live in south Mississippi, so Winter brings us very much appreciated cooler weather! A relief from our oppressive heat here!Thank you, Susan

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  25. We live in Snow Country, and so I LOVE a good two-foot dump! Brings the skiers in and makes our local businesses very happy. And, it makes me spend all that much more time at my sewing machine!

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  26. Looking lovely! Great tips on quilting too! Thank you for your giveaway!

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  27. Following via bloglovin.

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  28. Jasmine is full of such great tips. The topper looks beautiful, Lara!

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  29. I have read so many wonderful things about your technique and your book is at the top of my Christmas Wish List! This table topper is a show stopper! XO

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  30. So pretty! "Like slices of pie. . ." ha ha!

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  31. A warm fire in the fire[lace!!! ;-) I love that idea. It looks so pretty on the table too. It is a great idea for a tree skirt. Thanks so much for the designs, Lara.

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  32. my favorite winter things are cocoa with marshmallows and fires in the fireplace.

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  33. What a beautiful table topper! When I first saw it I thought it would be a beautiful tree skirt! Winter, I love getting all cozy on the couch with a cup of tea and a snuggly warm quilt. Throw in some hand stitching and its heaven!

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  34. I follow via Blolglovin!

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  35. I follow by newsletter, bloglovin, & facebook.

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  36. This year I am embracing winter! I live in So Calif where the winters are mild. This year the summer never wanted to end. After a while, you just get tired of heat! ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Thank you so much for the free patterns...I am ready for winter, I got very tired of watering plants and pots and I look forward to winter. I always think I will have more time to get UFO's done and I hope that will happen this year..thanks again.

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  38. I follow you by email and have just recently found you!!

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  39. Lara, I just love everything you do! This table topper is a beauty. I really like the idea of quilting the designs using the templates and paper you mentioned. I will have to try that! Please don't enter me in for the book as I already have one and love it!

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  40. I love your method - before I tried it I dreaded applique and now I am doing a huge quilt covered in applique!! Thank you so much!! I love the first snowball fight of winter - my husband and I have a yearly competition to see who gets who first with the initial snowball of winter!!!mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I follow you by bloglovin and newsletter at my work email - churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  42. Great project Lara! Thank you for the patterns. Crafted Applique is my go to with any applique project now. Thank you for creating a way to allow everyone to enjoy appliqué! Have a wonderful holiday!

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  43. I already have your book and think this method is brilliant! Your topper is so festive. Love the quilting :)

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  44. I lived in Alaska for 37 years and now in the PNW - I cannot lie and say that I really like winter - I don't. What I do to while away the dark grey days is to sew - working with bright beautiful fabrics keeps me happy.

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  45. Gorgeous design. Absolutely stunning. Great tutorial too. Thank you very much for the free pattern.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  46. What do I enjoy about Winter....Spring comes after it! I love your Table Topper! Thank you for all of these wonderful designs. I follow you by Bloglovin' and by email! I would so love to win a copy of your book! Have a fantastic creative day!

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  47. HI,we live in the Rockies+love winter snow falls+Christmas too!Thanks for a neat Giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  48. Follow via Blog lovin'!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  49. First, thank you so much for the patterns. Second, I really love your book, it has been on my wish list since it was published!

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  50. Thank you for this beautiful pattern!! I love love love it!! I also love the quilting designs you provided! Iam excited, because I even have that Golden Threads quilting paper!! I have to say that my Folk Art Christmas mini quilt is one of my top favorite projects, Lara!!
    Susie

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  51. Since I already have a copy of the book, please don't include me in the giveaway. I just wanted to say - it looks amazing, Lara! You draw really beautiful folk art designs. It does look terrific by your fireside sitting area.

    -Soma

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  52. I love the diffused light of winter afternoons - and I love this project! Going to have to wait until after the holidays, but I'll definitely be giving it a try.

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  53. Beautiful table topper Lara! I already have your wonderful book and love it, I have some of the Golden paper.....need to try running it through the printer like you said. Thanks for the tip!

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  54. love our Alaskan winters! gorgeous snow covered mountains, blue sea ... delightful memories of being out enjoying it now that i'm old and house bound. winter now is clear cold nights watching the auroras and looking out at the gorgeous winter scenes while i'm inside quilting!

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  55. "When it's over" is not a bad answer, but I'll say I love the look of a new fallen snow, especially if I'm looking from indoors!

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  56. The topper is just beautiful.Thanks for the patterns!

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  57. Hi Lara, this is a lovely!!! I still haven't got to trying this technique out - maybe over the Summer (Christmas) holidays I'll get a chance to play!

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  58. So sweet of you to share such pretty patterns, and a chance to get a book too.

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  59. Thank you for the lovely giveaway...and your patterns...oh, boy...what I like best is viewing the snow through my windows while sitting warm and toasty inside..he,he....I have just started reading your blog and cannot wait for more, while catching up with past ones.....

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  60. What I like about winter is the view after a fresh coat of snow glistening in the sunlight (although there is never enough sunshine in winter0. I also like to go for a walk at night in a gentle snow fall. It gives a different perspective to everything.

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  61. Love your table topper. So pretty. My favorite part of winter is the one snowy day we will get in NC and the fact that the snow is gone the next day!

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  62. That's a beautiful piece! My favourite part of winter is when it's over. LOL I'm not a fan of the cold or snow.

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  63. Beautiful table topper! I love crisp white on a red background and your design is wonderful!

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  64. Love your table topper! What I like about winter is the snow, love to play in it with the grandkids.

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  65. I love my crafted applique book! Your topper is beautiful! Thanks for the quilting ideas!

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  66. I like the change of recipes that I make when winter is here, and being in No. Calif, it's also nice when we get rain.

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  67. I follow via Bloglovin.

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  68. What I like about winter would be making homemade soup, chili, meatloaf, stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls, etc. ... things I don't make during the warmer months. Your table topper is beautiful!

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  69. Beautiful table topper ... thanks for sharing it! I love to see snow on the mountains nearby, especially when it stays up there and we get rain down here. You don't have to shovel rain! That's a perfect winter! Candy

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  70. I like that it's cold enough to stay inside and sew without feeling like I'm missing something neat outside!

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  71. I get your blog posts in email.

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  72. Hand quilting warms me in front of the TV so I don't mind winter

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  73. What a beautiful table topper. I've heard about this new way to appliqué and would love to give it a try. And the best thing about winter is living in Southern California. A short drive to the mountains and we can "visit" the snow.Thank you for the patterns.

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  74. And I follow you with Bloglovin'.

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  75. I like it when it cools down and I can wear my jeans again! I'm in Sydney Australia so it doesn't exactly get that cold, it's just a relief after the heat of summer. emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

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  76. I follow on bloglovin and have done for ages:) emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

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  77. I follow on Bloglovin

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  78. Love this method of applique. have used it a few times now. Hard to not like winter in Florida.........it's still warm.

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  79. I follow you with Blogger

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  80. Winter, a wonderful time, early mornings, with the fire lit, coffee made, and all blogs waiting to be read and comments made, quiet, peaceful, a dormant garden, and frosty nights. And the table topper , a great way to use your method. Lovely pattern.

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  81. Winter - when it's over! :) Someday I'll move somewhere warm so I don't need to deal with snow and ice for 6 months of the year!

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  82. Although we very, very seldom have snow I do love it when it does get cold enough to light a fire in our fireplace. Grandchildren love it also. Your table topper is gorgeous. Thanks for the pattern.

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  83. I follow you via email!!

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  84. I like a soft fluffy snowfall for Christmas eve and Christmas day and after that I'm done with winter! Thank you so much for this beautiful table topper pattern!

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  85. I follow you with bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway! If Santa doesn't bring this book, I'll be buying myself a present.

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  86. I can't open the pdf files for this project. I prefer using this email - njloewen at sasktel dot net

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  87. I love the crisp, cold, clear mornings with the stars and the moon out and about. Sometimes with frost sparkling on the ground.

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  88. Your book has been on my wish list for awhile. Your table topper is gorgeous. (Always fun to see my name mentioned somewhere, thanks!) I love looking at the snow. The white is so pretty. (But I don't like being in the snow.)

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  89. I follow with Bloglovin. :)

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  90. ENJOY MY MUG OF HOT CHOCOLATE

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  91. Thank you so much for the pattern it's beautiful! I've put it in my To Make list. What I love about winter is that I can get all comfortable in my house clothes and sew. Everything stops growing outside so nothing to take care of. And Hot Chocolate, nothing better.

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  92. i love the cold, windy freshness of winter, the stormy days when its warm inside, and the sunny cold days when its icey outside!

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  93. Living in a sunny area, winter means we finally have some cold weather and an opportunity to wear mild winter clothing. Great time to huddle in the sewing room and get going on some much needed sewing projects.

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  94. I love the 'coziness' of winter! The gathering of families together, the quiet activities and the resetting of nature....

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  95. I am following on Facebook...

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  96. I moved to NC from Chicago to escape the horrible Winters. It's safe to say the best part of Winter is when it's over.

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  97. I follow by E-mail and BL

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  98. A round table topper, wonderful, especially as I have a round table, well, octagonal really but round is close enough for a table topper. I already have your book, and it is as good as all the reviews say it is.

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  99. thanks for the table topper pattern this is my first time and will start following you now. and the thing I love about the winter that it is not summer and my grand children having fun when we get snow.

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  100. I follow you via Bloglovin.
    annamariehlustik@googlemail.com

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  101. The best bit of winter is seeing my three children's faces light up when our home is finally decorated for Christmas. As a child it was tradition to leave this until Christmas Eve, so whilst I try and be a little more organised, I'm always way behind everyone else! Your table topper is beautiful and I'd love to win a copy of your book, thank you.
    annamariehlustik@googlemail.com

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  102. Winter = Christmas = stockings hung by the chimney with care = St. Nicholas = pomegranates
    Yes, pomegranates...as a child Santa aka St. Nicholas left fruit in the stockings...my favorite was and still is the pomegranate. --

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  103. I like the Currier and Ives look of the new fallen snow during winter before it gets messed up by traffic, etc. And I LOVE pomegranates! And pomegranate designs in ANYTHING! What I "don't" like about winter is when the temps drop to be bitter cold. BRRRRRRRR! When that happens I dream of going to someplace warm and cant' wait for spring again. I hope I win your delightful book.
    averyclaire222@gmail.com

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  104. Bea 12.7.16 6:32 am12/7/16, 6:35 AM

    Winter snows covering the trees and forests are stunning to photograph. I am blessed to be able to travel south to visit my grandchildren for the holiday season. Truly a wonderful time of the year!

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  105. So many favorite things about winter. During the January full moon, when the snow is crystals, I love walking or skiing among the sparkles, feeling the crisp, polar air and seeing everything transformed. Your projects are lovely, and I know I would learn a lot from your book. Thank you.

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  106. And I just found you and your blog! So, a new follower. :-)

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  107. White on white and lots of ideas for winter applique. Love your puppy click on link. Would love to try your new method in your book.

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  108. Cold weather keeps me inside - more time to sew! Nothing wrong with that plan!!!

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  109. Winter: More time to quilt and knit and sew! The patterns are wonderful--thanks so much for sharing!

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  110. What do I like about Winter? So many things, the crisp air (as long as I don't have to stay outside), the winter sweaters (that I can't possible wear in the summer), the lovely look of pristine white snow, hot meals that warm our souls as well as our bodies, and, of course, more excuses to stay inside and sew.

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  111. Although it doesn't snow often here in NC, I love it when it does, because it's the best time to cozy up with one of the quilts I've made. There's something warm and comforting about being in the house with those you love, with the dog at your feet, while it's freezing cold outside.

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  112. Winter is my favorite season. I love cold and snow! Thanks for the pomegranate pattern. It''s beautiful! I can't wait to learn more about your applique method.

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  113. What do I like about Winter? Crisp clear air, sweaters and boots, snow, skiing, making snowmen with the great grandchildren and of course snow ball fights. Then meal of warm homemade soup to warm us up. Christmas! Always everyone's favorite. The ribbons and bows, Christmas trees and tinsel. The true meaning of Christmas. Best of all, the time to create, sew, and craft while the weather is cold. I love sitting in my sewing room, making my projects and looking out the window at the beautiful scenery just outside my window. It keeps me in the spirit of winter and especially my crafting hours.

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  114. Your table topper is delightful! I would love to be so creative!

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  115. I wanted to read a bit more about your 'method'...but not sure where to find that info! :-/ The thing I like most about winter is seeing the snow plow go through after we've had snowfall. :-) I 'found' you via the AQS posting... will try to find out more about your 'method' as I, mainly, do needle turn applique.

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  116. thanks for the pattern. As for winter - love snow but not the cold weather!!!
    Renee

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  117. Thanks for the pattern - I love snow.

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  118. love the winter wonderland look when it snows on our land and houses. Thank you for the pattern.

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  119. Well, if we had a winter here in Phoenix, I would love to see some snow, a little snow, LOL. Thanks for the pattern!

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  120. I so love those free patterns. Thank you so very much. The one thing that I love about winter is the snow when it is falling. It paints such a pretty picture with everything so white.

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  121. Oh man. I do love when winter is over. :)

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  122. I love crisp, clear days and any excuse to drink hot chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  123. I follow via Bloglovin. Would LOVE to try your method!

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  124. Hello buzzing Bee.....what a delight this pattern is , I'm so excited with each one I get...they are all so wonderful..........
    ...."So many patterns so little time". Thank you so much
    Karol iyer

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  125. Kathleen Shuford12/7/16, 9:59 AM

    Love the holidays of winter - especially when family and friends gather together. sharing a meal, a gift, a cup of tea, decorating the tree/house or whatever is special. I love this table topper as I have the perfect table for it. Looking forward to getting started on it. Thank you for making it available to us.

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  126. I love the peaceful quite when it snows and all the trees are glowing and shimmering with snow

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  127. Thank you for the beautiful pattern, Lara. What I like most about winter is shoveling snow in the quiet of the evening, with just the light of the nearby street lamp. So calming.

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  128. Favorite thing about winter would be curling up under a wool blanket with a cup of tea, plus or minus a fire.

    I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  129. I love seeing all the different birds that visit us during the winter. We fill the feeders and watch them have a feast!

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  130. The only thing I like about winter is that it doesn't last forever... (Is it spring yet?)

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  131. And I'm a new bloglovin and FB follower. :)

    I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  132. Love your fresh modern approach to applique. I'm trying to transition to more modern quilts but really miss applique. Now I can do both.

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  133. I love the free pattern and think the same background would be beautiful with snowflakes too. I love the snow!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Lee Ann

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  134. I've been wanting to try this method of appliqué for a long time. Now that it's winter and I'm spending more time indoors, I can take a crack at it. Thanks!

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  135. I do like the look of snow, I just don't like moving it around!

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  136. Thanks for the pattern! I love red too!

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  137. Love applique This is a great giveaway and thanks for the pattern

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  138. This is a wonderful table topper. I have been reading great praise for your book and would love to be one of your lucky winners.

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  139. I love all the holiday cheer!

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  140. I like delayed openings! I can sleep in and snuggle with my kids and then watch them play in the snow while I make hot coca for,them.

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  141. I like to sit by the fire and stitch.

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  142. I don't like winter at all, so I'm the one that says 'when it's over!'

    I'd love to win this book... would make my winter a little happier making cute caravans!


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  143. winter in Southwest Florida is much easier to take than the winters in Rhode Island.
    I have pictures of snow taken when we lived there and drag them out if I think I miss snow and ice. They change my mind in a hurry!

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  144. What I like about Winter is absolutely Nothing! Give me Spring or Fall!

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  145. I love the snow! It looks like a Christmas Card come alive! Thank you for the free pattern. It's beautiful!

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  146. I love it when the snow sparkles and looks like glitter (we had that kind yesterday!). Looks like a great book!

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  147. SNOW ! That's because I remember it as a kid and no longer live with it.

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  148. Can't wait for a school snow day to try this pattern and method.

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  149. Thank you so much for the lovely table topper. I do hope you have a very merry Christmas.

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  150. I love how beautiful the snow looks when it is fresh! I love to snuggle down inside, watch movies and sew!
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  151. I follow by bloglovin!
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  152. I love sweaters and how the landscape transforms with each storm and changes throughout the day! I love egg nog too! Thank you! I am in the US

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  153. I love how excited my son gets to play in the snow. I love that fall allergies are over. I used to love driving my old Jeep in new fresh snow but we had to sell it this year so I'll just enjoy the memories.

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  154. Winter, when the snow is falling ... then it's gone in a couple days.

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  155. I like dry bright crispy winter days as long as there's no rain or wind (we rarely get snow here - too close to the sea), but I much prefer summer! Lovely table topper patterns; thank you.

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  156. Winter gives me more time to sew

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  157. I like when winter is over!

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  158. I think snow is beautiful, as long as I can stay inside. Great giveaway, I have been wanting this book since the blog hop, this summer? Thanks! garvey56@gmail.com

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  159. I was drawn to cover of this book as I love all things vintage in campers. Love this applique pattern.
    also, thanks for the free pomegranate table topper pattern. its beautiful and look forward to making it!
    Merry Christmas,
    Kari

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  160. GFC and email follower

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  161. I love walking on cold crisp winter days!

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  162. what I like best about winter is the way holidays pull my family together.

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  163. When the fall air starts to chill and snow is in the forecast, I head to my house in Arizona to spend the WINTER and have some fun in the sun! I have so much fun that my problem is is that I don't want winter to be over!
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  164. I follow you on bloglovin and email. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  165. I love winter! I love to look out at it through a window.
    I love it most when I don't have to go anywhere when it's precipitating.
    I love to stay home during the winter to sew, quilt and read.

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  166. Lara, this is beautiful! the stark white against the red is lovey! Thank you for the patterns!

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  167. Winter means you can snuggle under the blankets at night. The best holidays are then. And sometimes we get snow (usually just enough to see for a few hours). As long as I can stay inside when it's cold, I'm a happy camper.

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  168. what I like about winter here in southern Arizona is that im still in shorts!

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  169. Very cool ty for the freebee.and great gift... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  170. Have been hearing great things about the book! Thanks for the chance. I like that my husband has time off during the winter - it's a time to get caught up and do things together.

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  171. I like holiday decorating but I also like it when it is over. I so appreciate spring.

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  172. http://annalsofcreation.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-first-quilt.html
    I would love to this!! I LOVE the SNOW!
    Thanks for a chance to win. merryorganic@gmail.com

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  173. Living in Florida i miss winter

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  174. I love the pretty snow, right after it falls. No foot prints, no dirt, just endless piles of white.

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  175. I love snow
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  176. I follow on bloglovin
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  177. I am not a fan of the cold weather, so what I love most about winter is the coming of spring :-) I'd love to learn your technique. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  178. I love the bite in the air, snow (if I can stay home), and that it's not summer- I hate the summer!

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  179. The only thing I can say about winter is I can stay in my sewing room and not look out at the cold wind, gray skies, and snow.

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  180. There's something to like about winter???? I guess all the shoveling keeps me fit.

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  181. I love being outside with my dog 'Freya', whether it is just a walk, a game in the yard, or on the rare chances we get a chance to go cross-country skiing in the moonlight. She loves the snow, and wants to check under every snowflake for any hidden treasures!

    Love your patterns, with thanks!

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  182. I love the fresh fallen snow and how it drapes the trees. You can hear it fall in the clear of the night if you listen intently. One of my feline furbabies love the snow also. He likes to eat it. We will often go out at night and see it come down.

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  183. I just found you on an add from AQS giving away your beautiful pattern for the pomegranate-berry table topper. Thank you for sharing.
    Winter I love down in the south along the Gulf Coast. It last only a short time here as compared to where I came from in Idaho. Snow piled so high and digging out are not for me. Love a brisk chill in the air.

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  184. I love the brightness snow brings to the short days, and watching my kiddos play in the snow!

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  185. I like your comment "When it is over" thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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