Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pat Sloan's "Focus on the Center"


 FUN! Pat has a new book out focusing on Medallion Quilts. Want to win a copy?  
TWO lucky winner's will get a chance to have the book!

 You all know Pat, Right?  That's her on the right. We get a little silly when we're together...LOL
She's the Energizer "QUILTER" Bunny and a dear friend.

 
This is a table topper piece in Pat's new book. I love her choices of Orange and greens, it grabbed my attention right away.and it inspired me to play! (and practice my machine applique) (below) I'm in a NAVY BLUE kick these days, so I started with some MADE FABRIC for my background setting and added the stems and flowers in navy, finishing it off with Hot Pink circles.  
I wish I had more of the navy fabric I used, I had enough to add bits here and there around.  When Pat was up visiting last time, we went shipping and we both bought some of this Linen to make infinity scarves from.  You can see that mine never became a scarf, but it sure looks great for borders!

I love her Xmas version of the same block which are modified slightly with holly leaves. Sweet right?


Be sure to POP over to Pat's Blog each day where you can also enter to win.
She will be posting a bit of each of us on the tour

Pat's Blog info:


 Leisure Arts blog 




Want to win a copy of PAT's new book? Leave a comment here...
comments open until Monday night 8pm  May 7

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184 comments:

  1. I'd love to win a copy of Pat's book. Thanks for a chance.

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  2. Those look fun! And they would look great on a bed! I like a center motif!
    These words below-I can't even read them!
    OK - I will try again!

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  3. this looks like such a fun book to sink into! Love your version of the quilt.

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  4. These are adorable quilts, and I'd love to own the book.

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  5. Looks like another great book!

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  6. I really like that table topper pattern. Your version is really sweet.

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  7. Seems like an awesome book. Would love to win it!

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  8. I really love it with the holly leaves - I think it would make a fabulous Christmas table runner :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing your quilt & for the giveaway!

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  10. Love that Christmas quilt with the holly leaves! What a great table topper!

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  11. Loving all the quilt pics from the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I would love to win a book!! Count me in on this giveaway.

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  13. Like the ideas, I'm involved in a round robin swap now, but this book would help on the next swap. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. I love medallion quilts. This looks like a fun book with lots of inspiration. Thanks for sharing your wonderful version.

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  15. I am a new quilter and would LOVE to win a copy of this book! I need inspiration!

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  16. Right now I am into gray. I am also into Pat's new book. Would love to win one.
    Betty
    bgk44 @ msn.com

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  17. I love what you've done with her pattern for your table topper! Just beautiful! And thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  18. Your version is fantastic! I love the crzy-pieced background!

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  19. I already bought this wonderful. I want to make the Antique Mist quilt. If I win it, I would pass along the book to a friend to spread Sloanieville to someone else.

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  20. I love medallion style quilts; an opportunity to explore several different block styles, all in one place. Great when someone else does all the match, too! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  21. It'd be inspirational to win a copy of Pat's book. I have lots of fabric to create with. Thank you.

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  22. I just recently found Pat's wonderful blog. Now, she has introduced me to yours! Scrolling down through your posts was a treat. I can't wait to go take a close look at everything.

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  23. Oh I would love Pat's books, thanks. I have some old creative quilting magazines that ran a BOM medalian quilt. I want to make it, but need to figure out how to convert a
    To a full size pattern.

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  24. I'd love to win this book! It looks like it has many skill levels included. Thanks!

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  25. You are a compliment for each other. Love the cominations you make!

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  26. I've never made a medallion style quilt. This book would give me the inspiration to try one!

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  27. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

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  28. I would love to win this book. It looks like great fun. I really enjoy your blog. It is very inspiring.

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  29. Yes,I do.The quilts projects are fantastic!.thanks for the chance!.

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  30. Great book. Would love a copy!

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  31. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Pat's book. How are you doing on all those quilts and patterns for your newest fabric collection? I think you are an energizer bunny too.

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  32. Your "made fabric" gives the quilt so much character. Beautiful.

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  33. Looks like a great book, thanks for the opportunity.

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  34. i'd love a copy of pat's book.

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  35. Great examples...gives me ideas

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  36. I love Pat and her books. I like your version of her pattern also. Kathie L in Allentown

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  37. This book looks so awesome!! I love bringing the focus into the center of the quilt. AND I love your pictures on the roof.

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  38. I've been mentally kicking around an idea for a medallion type quilt for a few months--would love to win a copy! (And energy bunny indeed--seeing all Pat does makes me need a nap!)

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  39. I am a blue lover too, so would do most of the blocks in shades of blue! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. this looks like a fun book, and i like the orange and green applique block too, michelle

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  41. As a Pat Sloan fan, I expect to love whatever she does, but this book looks fabulous.

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  42. I am wanting to see more of Pat's creations. Love the way she puts a modern spin on old traditions!

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  43. Thank you for being a part of this blog tour! I like your version of the quilt.

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  44. Visiting new blogs on this tour is so much fun. I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  45. You two like like you have bunches of fun together :-) Thanks for the chance to win - I have never made a medallion quilt and I need a little push in that direction.

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  46. This looks like another winner from Pat, she's amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. The thing I love most about book/blog tours is meeting folks I didn't know before. Lately I've been focused on navy too! Thanks for the chance to win Pat's book!

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  48. would love to use pat sloan's book, focus on the center.

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  49. I would love to win a copy of this book. It would be so helpful with progressive quilts I'm working on.

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  50. I love the colors you chose!! And I love your "made" fabric. Makes your quilt truly unique!!!

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  51. Your ability to change up a traditional quilt is inspiring. I enjoyed your "something from nothing" swap last year and recently made another, as well as some cute postcards:) And your Dresden is stunning! Thanks so much! I'm going digging in my stash!

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  52. I would really love to win Pat's book , it looks fabulous. Thanks for the chance.

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  53. It's interesting to see how one pattern can be made traditional or modern with just a little tweaking.

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  54. Would love to have this book.

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  55. I'd love to win Pat's book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. Would love to win a copy of Pat's book. Have enjoyed looking around your blog also. Very nice!

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  57. You sure know how to Victorize any design...kind of like the Victoria Stamp of Approval! Love your rendition of Pat's pattern!

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  58. HELLO! LOVE TO WIN A COPY OF PAT'S BOOK! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1314@yahoo.com

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  59. Would love to win a copy of Pat's book. Love your made bg fab V. Too funny bout the scarf fab, but that's a quilter for ya!

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  60. Thanks for a chance to win Pat's book!

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  61. Fun to see Pat's quilt in a totally different colorway.

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  63. I like your version of the table topper quilt. It is bright and fun.

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  64. What I want to know is how does Pat have time to do all she does and how does she have so many ideas? Amazing! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

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  65. Some fun and pretty quilts in this book. Love what you made too! Thanks for the chance.

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  66. Ohhhh I would LOVE to win a copy of this book!! Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

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  67. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  68. I LOVE all the navy in your quilt. =)

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  69. It looks like a wonderful book with great projects. I'd love to be the winner of one.

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  70. I think you're the first to not give a parameter on what our comment should entail. Not complaining or anything. lol

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  71. This looks like a must-have book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. I would love to win. Love her books.

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  73. Would love to add this book to my collection. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  74. I am dying to get this book...can't wait, please pick me!

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  75. I can think of nothing that I would like better than to go to a quilt retreat with Victoria, Pat and Jackie. That would just be the best darned good time fun in the whole world

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  76. Pat has some beautiful patterns in this book.

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  77. I love your "made Fabric". Thanks for the chance to win a great book.

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  78. Yippee Pat has a new book!

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  79. Eu amo PAT.Claro que eu gostaria de ganhar.Talvez com um par de meias extras meu pé esquente dessa vez...Sou pé frio para caramba,obrigada.Beijos.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  80. This is so much fun, getting to me all of you and see your ideas. I love Pats quilts and am so excited about the new book!

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  81. Pat's book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  82. Pick me!!! Grin...this would be a great book to own for sure.

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  83. I would love to win a copy of Pat's book. I like to do medallion style quilts.

    : )

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  84. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Wendy

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  85. I would love to win Pat's new book! Thanks for the chance! Antique Mist is my favorite.

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  86. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Pat's book.

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  87. I would love to have Pat's new book so thanks for chance to win it.

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  88. I am currently focusing on medallion quilts and would love a copy of Pat's book.

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  89. I think I really need a copy of this book. Love the Christmas version with the holly leaves.

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  90. Thank you for the chance. I love pat's other books would love to win this new one.

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  91. Loving your navy blue! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  92. I've always wanted to do a medallion quilt, but haven't been able to figure out how to set the medallion on point. I'd love to win this book to learn how!

    Sandy A

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  93. Oh I want to try and do something with made fabric! Great ideas here!

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  94. Love the Energizer "quilter" Bunny comment. I've been called that before by my quilt guild buddies.

    Would love to win Pat's book. Thanks for participating and offering a copy of the book. How generous!

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  95. This new book looks like it will be lots of fun! I love medallion quilts. tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  96. I just love your quilt - what fantastic colours! The blue provides such a great base for the bright colours to really pop :)

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  97. looks fab! thanks for hosting :)

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  98. Silly girl! Of course i would love to win the book...count me in!

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book. I'm hoping that I win one but if I don't, I will be buying it. The quilts and table topper are gorgeous. Enjoyed your Blog.

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  100. This is fun! I like seeing different colors used.

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  101. Thanks for the giveaway. Also, it's fun to find quilting blogs that I haven't visited before.

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  102. Pat's new book looks awesome. Thanks for sharing with one of us!

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  103. I love the pictures of the quilts Pat made. They are so inspiring. Love that she used Martinique fabric too!
    I'd love to win this book! Toni

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  104. I like how your quilt turned out. It's always great to see the same pattern in a different color.

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  105. The book sounds great. I'd love to make a quilt like that.

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  106. Pat is absolutely amazing! How does she come up with this wonderful stuff! i'd love to win her book!

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  107. LOVE the picture of you & Pat! Please enter me to win - looks like a great inspiring book.
    Beth in AL

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  108. I'd love to own this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. Wow, using made fabric is a great idea for Pat Sloan's quilt. You give us such fantastic ideas.

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  110. I am a big Pat Sloan fan. I would love to win this book. Thanks for being a part of her blog hopo book tour.

    -debby
    crowefan0517@yahoo.com

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  111. I'm in love with your bright medallion and fun borders.... looks like a great book!

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  112. I like the medallion style quilts, it would be great to win a copy of this book.

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  113. Thanks for a chance to win...I would love to win this book. I've never made a medallion quilt before, but it is now on my to do list.

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  114. I'm really looking forward to the book.

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  115. I love aqua/sea green/jade, anything in that family. I'd use them to make something in this book.

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  116. Great patterns & colors! Hope to win!

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  117. Anything Pat does is great. Would love a copy of her book.

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  118. Would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance!

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  119. Pat Sloan always introduces us to the most fun quilters! It's so nice to meet your through your blog and I hope I can return often. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  120. If I want to win .. of course who wouldn't. So there is just the big "if" left .. thanks for the chance!

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  121. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  122. I love your blue version of Pat's quilt. Her designs lend themselves to all different colors, that's why I love her books so much. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to win a copy of her book.

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  123. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to add Pat's book to my library

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  124. I love her new book and would really love to win a copy!! thanks for the chance.

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  125. I have a friend that is fixated on medallion quilts right now. I'd love to win this book and share it with her.

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  126. Love your medallion with the dark blue and hot pink!

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  127. I'm looking forward to having this book in my quilting library. I would love to win a copy!

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  128. Thank you for the contest. I would love to win the book.

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  129. I would love to win a copy of Pat's book. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  130. I'd love to win a copy...I need some inspiration and some instruction!

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  131. Awesome book! thanks for hosting a fab give-a-way!

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  132. Thanks for the chance to win Pat's book.

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  133. Looks like another great book of Pat's. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  134. Victoria,
    I really do like the pattern that you chose to make. I am not much of an appliquer but do love the look of medallion quilts.
    Thanks for the chance to win such an interesting looking book.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  135. Yes, I'd love to win; thanks for the chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  136. I liked your Dresden posies quilt.

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  137. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book.

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  138. You definitely have a different, but interesting flavor for Pat's medallion quilts. Makes me think outside my box. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win Pat's book.

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  139. Great book! Thanks for the chance.

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  140. I would love a chance to win..love Pat's work.
    CathyC in Alberta
    cathyc1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  141. I'm sure I need that book. I'd love to win a copy!

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  142. Oh my gosh, Medallion quilts are my very favorite and I love Pat Sloan so it has to be a great book, thanks for a chance to win one. Hugs...

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  143. I love Pat's Christmas version of this block. I'd love to win a copy of her book! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  144. I would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  145. lucky you to have pat as a close friend. she is amazing. thanks for a chance to win her new book. I love what I see so far. love your take of the applique. janita

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  146. Thank you for the chanve to win a copy of Pat Sloan's new book.

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  147. I would love to win a copy of Pat's book. I love the block you highlighted with the orange applique sections. Looks like a fun book with lots of fun ideas. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  148. Congratulations to Michael on his new book, Victoria! Pat's book looks grand too, and I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  149. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book!

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  150. I love the idea of home-made fabric ;-)

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  151. Woudl love to win this book - it looks brilliant! Thanks for the chance.

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  152. Love to win the book thanks! awolk at rogers dot com

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  153. I would love a copy of this book. It looks so inspirational.

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  154. Thanks for the blog prance and a chance to meet you! The book looks great and I am enjoying learning about blogs. I haven't done much with those so this is a learning experience.

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  155. Would love to win a copy of Pat's book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  156. Thanks for a chance to win. I haven't made a medallion quilt yet but I'm sure there is alot of ispiration in the book.

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  157. Great book! I love medallion quilts!

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  158. Oh, love that flower center. Looks like a great book!

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  159. Pat's book looks yummy. I would love to add it to my quilty collection. Happy quilting.

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  160. oh yeah, you can pull my name for sure and i agree, that xmas version is gorgeous!

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  161. I love these quilts! I'm just finishing a medallion quilt and am already thinking about my next project - one of these would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  162. antique mist caught my fancy...isnt this a fabulous blog tour? I already subscribe to both you and pats blogs...guess you gals got me hooked! thanks for the chance to win the book! it looks like a keeper to me!

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  163. Love your web site. I love NYC. Pat's new book "Focus on the Center" looks so intriguing. Would love a copy.

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  164. Amazing book. I'll end up buying one when I don't win it!

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  165. You are amazing. I can't even imagine coming up with the quilt design you did. I do not have that vision. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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  166. You have a really great blog. Love the Pat Sloan book too.

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  167. I love medallion quilts - would love to win this! (LOL! Like no one else has said this!)

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  168. Beautiful quilt designs! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  169. I love medallion quilts, as I like the idea of making a quilt up as you go along, which you can do with that type of quilt. Thanks for the chance!

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  170. What a fabulous book! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  171. I love the orange and green applique at the beginning of this post - it would make a fabulous medallion quilt!

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  172. I am adding your blog to my favorites list! I do really want his book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  173. I've never attempted a medallion quilt, this would def be a great jump start!

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  174. Thanks for your insights on the blog tour. Would love to win this book.

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  175. Great quilts, I like the one with the blue linen border most of all.

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  176. Love all the quilts in her book!

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  177. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. Enjoyed your blog today.

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  178. Love your version on the made fabric!!

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