Monday, May 6, 2013

birthstone bling {giveaway day!}

***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED***


Edited to add:  Sir Random has spoken... #110 it is!



Congratulations to Krista of krista stitched!  Andin what will perhaps become a {no} hats giveaway tradition because someone always has to be first even though we all know Sir Random hardly ever shows #1 any love (if at all!), a birthstone block pattern bundle is also headed Cindy's way over at Live a Colorful Life ;)

To everyone else (181?! Whaaa? Beat my expectations by about twentyfold), I truly <3'd and appreciated all of your comments and wish I could hand these out to each and everyone one of you.  In the meantime, keep an eye on the shop for some freebies (albeit less sparkly) in the near future!


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I have to say I've never done a giveaway before and I'm not sure how much of a turnout this will generate... but think of it this way:  potentially higher odds for you!

Up for grabs from this house of {no} hats during the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Week extravaganza is...


A bundle of {shine bright} like a birthstone quilt block patterns (princess + round), hot off the {digital} press from my fledgling craftsy shop.  Both are 6-page PDFs (instant gratification!) complete with introductions + instructions, coloring pages + color placement tips, and paper piecing templates that can be scaled to create whatever size gem your heart desires.

 
Sample stone layouts for Jan-Dec modern birthstones:  garnet, amethyst, aquamarine, diamond, emerald, alexandrite, ruby, peridot, sapphire, tourmaline, citrine, blue topaz

Dare I say they're less complicated than they look?  So far I've experimented with February, April, and May:


Now, what will you "bedazzle"?  {Couldn't resist.  I actually had have (?!) one of those... yikes!}

You have two chances to win*:
1.  Leave a comment on this post.  Easy peasy.  What to say?  Tell me anything:  what your birthstone is, what you'd make with these, whether you too have coveted owned a BeDazzler, what you had for breakfast... really, a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g!
2.  Leave a second comment if you are a follower (old or new!).  Just tell me how you follow. Bloglovin'?  Feedly?  The soon-to-be-extinct-yet-existent-nonetheless Google Reader?  Two cans and a string?

*If you are a no-reply blogger, please please {please!} include your email address in your comment!

This giveaway will be open until 8 pm EST (5 pm PST) on Friday, May 10.  Then your fate will be in the hands of the finicky Sir Random {dot} Org, who will pick a winner over the weekend in time for stateside Mother's Day ;)  The winner will be notified via email and her or his name added to this entry.

Thanks for stopping by!  Good luck, friends ;)  And be sure to check out all the other amazing giveaways out there!

-- Sarah


182 comments:

  1. Does the first commenter ever win? I hope so!! I'm having my usual bowl of cream of wheat. I follow you AND you are on my blogroll! Fingers crossed...

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  2. Hi there. Im a fabric loving Brit with love of shiny things :D These are so lush. I want!

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  3. Oh and Im now following you through Bloglovin :D

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  4. My birthstone is Amethyst, which is nice because I love purple!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I'm now following you on Bloglovin too!

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  6. I love your quilts. Thanks for giving us a chance to own the pattern!

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  7. My birthstone is Emerald. =) thank you.

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  8. Newly following via bloglovin.

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  9. Hehe I have a bedazzler! I use it to embellish custom made modern cloth nappies! I hide it from my mum when we craft together though, she goes a little silly with it!

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  10. I love this design. No idea what my birthstone is, really. Thanks!

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  11. I'm a sapphire! I love these blocks been coveting the gems for a couple of weeks :) I think this block would make a great engagement gift making one "diamond" block and turning it into a pillow!

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  12. I never had a be-dazzler :( I love these patterns though. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!
    Amandak@whatthebobbin

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  13. I've been following via feedly.

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  14. Those patterns are uhhhhmazing! Bravo. The sparkle butt Miss Me jeans are a bit odd to me. I remember bedazzling anything that couldn't move and it was just tacky, but not if its on your butt? Suppose I'm just fashion challenged.

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  15. This pattern is fantastic! My birthstone is either Opal or Pink Zirconia, depending on what list you are looking at :)

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  16. I am following via Bloglovin'.

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  17. These are really beautiful! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  18. this pattern is too too cool, what a lovely wedding quilt it would make, thank you so much for the giveaway!!!!!

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  19. What a great idea for a pattern!

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  20. I'm now following you in Bloglovin

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  21. Fun pattern! Love the quilt! I had Rice Krispies for breakfast... :-)

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  22. I like that pattern! My birthstone is peridot, which is probably one of my least favorite stones, but it means my birthday is in August, which is a nice time to have a birthday. :)

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  23. I'm following by the feeddler app. :)

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  24. i'm a garnet - yay January!

    bethbimber(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. WoW, What a fabulous pattern!
    I'm a an Emerald from MAY! YAY!
    dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Holy cow, these are COOL! I think that the first thing I'd do is make a project bag to take to community sewing/quilting events. The oohs and aahs will be aMAYzing!

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  27. My birthstone is alexandrite, what a pretty pattern! Thanks for the chance :)

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  28. I'm not sure what the birth stone is for November but that's mine. I think it would be really cool to make a wall hanging or something with the gem of each family member in a row.:)

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  29. I just love the shine bright pattern! I've always been disappointed that being born in June, my birthstone is a pearl, or alexandrite...both pretty but with all the awesome gemstones to choose from I've always found that anticlimactic ;)

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  30. When I was born my birthstone was blue zirconia, now they have changed it to turquoise. Still love blue zirconia. These are lovely patterns. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  31. My birthday is in April and diamonds really are a girls best friend!

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  32. My birthstone is the peridot and I have to say these are the coolest patterns! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  33. My birthstone is the pink tourmaline, and I DO own a Bedazzler (I've yet to use it, though)...

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  34. I follow your blog via Google Reader; thanks for the chance!

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  35. I don't have a Bedazzler, but I do have an iron that puts on hot fix crystals. I want to bling everything! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. 1. I was born in January and I had a mini crustless quiche for breakfast. I love the game Animal Crossing. YAY! I love your PP patterns!

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  37. 2. I follow you via Feedly. Cause it's the best. Obvs.

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  38. Wow spectacular patterns - I love it in solids (I love all solid quilts). Great giveaway!!!

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  39. Um hello.... your patterns are gorgeous :) I'll just keep telling you!

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  40. wow, those patterns are amazing. my birthstone is Emerald. my birthday is in 2 days!

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  41. I think a giant circle quilt would be really cool!

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  42. And I'm following with bloglovin' :)

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  43. These are fantastic patterns! My birthstone is the diamond. For my 50th birthday, I received diamond earrings and a pendant, so now I actually own some (other than my wedding ring, that is). I actually still own a BeDazzler, but have never actually bedazzled anything with it. I was thinking of bags with bling for my nieces for Christmas...

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  44. Aquamarine is mine... I'd make some pillow covers from these gorgeous blocks!

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  45. I love your beautiful pattern!

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  46. I've been waiting to try this once I get a little more paper piecing experience under my belt. So beautiful! Although I always thought December was lapis lazuli...? But now I look it up there are many options...hmmm...food for thought! Anyway I follow you on bloglovin :)

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  47. These are fantastic patterns! I've never owned a bedazzeler but my birthstone is Saphire. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. i also follow you via bloglovin. keep up the great work!

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  49. My birthstone is ruby. I have never owned a bedazzeler

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  50. What cool designs and thank you for the chance to win.

    My birthstone is garnet and I love the rich colours of gemstones so would love to design a quilt using these patterns.

    kj_hahn(at)telus(dot)net

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  51. My birthstone is a diamond and I have never owned or coveted a Bedazzler!

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  52. totally coveted a bedazzler (how embarassing)

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  53. Wonderful patterns, thank you for the chance to win. I've never been a bedazzler or desired to be. lol

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  54. Oh my, those are fabulous patterns. Very striking. Ummm, my birthstone is pink. Meh. But it looks pretty cool in the quilt up there :)

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  55. I'm following you in Bloglovin now!!

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  56. That's an amazing pattern!
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  57. LOVE these patterns! I am June so pearl or alexandrite. thanks!

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  58. These are beautiful - thanks so much for the chance! And I have always secretly wanted to bedazzle everything - never have though!

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  59. My husband makes the best cinnamon and walnut scones for me for breakfast! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. These are so awesome!! I made myself pancakes while dreaming of garnets. Wouldn't it be fun to make these for friends birthdays? Thanks for the chance - I'm following on bloglovin too so see you soon!

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  61. what cool patterns! for random and fun - i'm really wanting tacos this week!

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  62. I love the round cut pattern and for breakfast I had a banana kale smoothie so I'm feeling good!

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  63. Yay! I have both of these patterns in my Craftsy wishlist and I would love to win them! My birthstone is Amethyst. I owned the Ronco Stud Machine which was way before the Bedazzler and oh so groovy so don't feel bad Lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

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  65. What a great pattern! Good luck with your new business!

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been admiring this pattern since you posted it.

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  67. And I follow you via Feedly. :)

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  68. Thank you for the giveaway! And I had cereal for breakfast. :) atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I follow you through Bloglovin! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Just grabed myself a drink of nice cold water! Looks like a fantastic pattern. I am always up for a challenge!!

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  71. I have no idea what my birthstone is... These blocks are gorgeous!
    Thanks for the chance.

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  72. These patterns are incredible, I've never seen anything like it! I think my birthstone is an aquamarine, is this right March babies??

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  73. Oh shine on, sister! i will bedazzle anything that gets in my way. I'm emerald, and if I don't win, I definitely need to explore these patterns!

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  74. I fell in love with your design during the emerald challenge (also my birthstone!)

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  75. Happy bloglovin follower - love your work!

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  76. I haven't had any breakfast yet. Too busy approving comments on my blog and trying to win in others :D

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  77. I follow you with my blogger (but have grudgingly signed up for bloglovin and am following you there too)

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  78. Is it bad that I do t know my own birthstone?? It's October, which I think is the pinky one...
    E xx

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  79. Love these patterns!! I'm garnet but don't really like red!

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  80. I follow on Bloglovin but I like the cans and string idea ;)

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  81. My birthstone is an alexandrite!

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  82. I am an April birhday, so it's diamonds for me!!! Your patterns are beautiful!! So original! Thanks for the chance to win. Gray is a fave of mine, so I love that April includes some of those fabrics, too.

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  83. I am following you via BlogLovin.

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  84. I would love this giveaway.. i have a couple grand daughters that love doing crafts with me and they'd love glueing these gems to rocks and things like that to create their own "something special". Thanks!

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  85. My birthstone is alexandrite. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  86. My sister has made your round birthstones and they are beautiful!

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  87. aquamarine
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  88. Thanks for the terrific giveaway! I'd love to make a bling-y quilt for my amethyst loving kiddo. She is all about the pretties! lol

    I've added your patterns to my wishlist, just in case....

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  89. Awesome quilt patterns. I always wanted a Bedazzler, they were a cool way to jazz things up back in the day! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. Those are amazing patterns! Would love to win.

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  91. I have to say I have never been a fan of my birthstone - Garnet for January - difficult to wear such a heavy color when you have blond/reddish hair and pale skin - not pretty! I'm glad my daughter was born in April (Diamond) because at least diamonds go with everyone and everything!

    Great patterns and giveaway!

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  92. Of course I am an loyal follower (via Dashboard these days - probably Bloglovin when I'm forced off Google Reader!) :)

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  93. THIS IS AN AMAZING QUILT!!! Thanks for the chance to win it! I wanna put that on a blanket!

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  94. What a great quilt. My new grandbaby's birthstone will be emerald. I think they would make great birthday quilts.

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  95. I love these patterns. My birthstone is the amethyst. Thanks for making it possible to leave a comment without having to have a special account. For this, I am adding you to my favorites list.

    senstrings (at) yahoo dot com

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  96. those quilt patterns are incredible and i would LOVE to have them. my birthstone is garnet :D

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  97. i also follow via bloglovin!

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  98. Mine is a emerald. Thanks for chance to win.

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  99. Cool patterns I have to say; my birthstone is diamond

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  100. Wow--those are amazing patterns! My birthstone is amethyst.

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  101. I am holding a 2 year old girl who is so patient :)

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  102. Wow! These are gorgeous patterns! I'd definitely make myself a pillow or 2. In sapphire for my September birthday.

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  103. Wow, these are amazing! My birthstone is the November topaz - it's never really been my favorite.

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  104. Thanks for the giveaway! I used to want a bedazzler so bad when I was a pre-teen, but, in hindsight, I'm glad my parents didn't get it for me. wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  105. My birthstone is the tourmaline :)

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  106. My birthstone is an emerald.

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  107. I love your cut-stone designs. Topaz is my birthstone. It never was a favorite when I was younger, but it's growing on me ;-)

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  108. I am a follower. I've switched from Google reader to Feedly and, so far, it's working well for me.

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  109. Hahaha this is quite an entertaining post. My birthstone is Peridot and yes when I was in my tween stage of course I owned a bedazzler! It was the 90s! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  110. Oh my - they are beautiful and I know just the person who would love one as a special gift and then I might have to make a couple for me after all diamonds are a girls best friend and I am working on a grey white yellow colour scheme at the moment for my room and a red,aqua grey and white scheme for my daughter. SO many ideas.
    Thanks for sharing

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  111. Sapphire and no bedazzled for me!

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  112. Woah. These are amazing. My birthstone is sapphire, and I just realized I don't own one. This is a travesty.

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  113. My birthstone is a Diamond! And no I don't own a bedazzler... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  114. I now follow you via bloglovin! :)

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  115. Cool concept! I like how the corner bed-spread quilt came out. It looks really lovely. My birthstone is peridot for August.

    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  116. Great designs!
    I had my usual toast and marmite for breakfast!

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  117. Your question on birthstone had me thinking: I don't know.... Looked it up on the internet and my birthstone is Aquamarine :-D

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  118. My birthstone is blue topaz, but I much prefer amethysts.

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  119. I am a follower via blog lovin

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  120. My birthstone is emerald and I have admired the BeDazzler.

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  121. Mine's a diamond1 And i love these patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  122. My birthstone is Alexandrite (if you don't ascribe to Pearls being gems) . . . I've only had one ring with alexandrite in it, but it was beautiful - changed from blue to purple all the time!

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  123. Mine is a Garnet and oh how I love red!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  124. I follow you on bloglovin'.

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  125. Hmmm... For breakfast, I had toasted Ezekiel bread with peanut butter. My birthstone is the peridot. And no, I can honestly say, I have never owned or even touched a bedazzler. lol Thanks for the giveaway.

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  126. I'm following you on bloglovin'. Feel free to follow me too... I'm brand spankin' new to the blog world. :) www.makingmyownsunshineblog.wordpress.com Thanks a lot!

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  127. Beautiful blocks! I'm May/emerald. Thanks for the great item for givaway!

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  128. I had a smoothie for first breakfast, and muffins for second breakfast. I'm pregnant, so it's okay. ;)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  129. I've never paid attention to my birthstone, though I was born in June.
    I also never pay attention to horoscopes/zodiac stuff.

    Breakfast was cereal: flax flakes, Frosted Flakes, granola, raisins and chocolate chips with almond milk.

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  130. I was kind of relieved by that Amazon link - I was rather nervous it might be connected to this - http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vajazzle!

    I think those round blocks look particularly stunning. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  131. My birthstone is the aquamarine. I just got a ring that is alexandrite though, no one around here seems to know about them though!

    I use to have a bedazzaller back in the day lol

    Wildbluestarz((AT)aol...com

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  132. no bedazzle and don't know my birthstone
    I do however like those patterns!

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  133. haha. I've never had a bedazzler. My birthstone is the Emerald :)

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  134. That is so cool. When I first saw it I didn't even realize that was fabric.

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  135. i LOVE this design. It is very rare that I find something that is truly unique and amazing, but this is it. I thought this was real stones when I saw the first photo. I wonder if I would be able to make fabric selections as well as you. Is there a kit available for the round birthstone quilt? I want to follow you via email, but I don't see that option...am I missing something? Amazing...I'm heading to craftsy to look for the pattern now.

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  136. well, since I've got the round pattern, if I happen to win maybe you could give it to someone else :) Still a bit speechless about how pretty it is. My birthstone is turquoise. It's not sparkly but I love it.

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  137. Peridot in August- whatever that is :) These look a bit tricky but fun. thank you

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  138. My birthstone is Emerald, and my favourite colour is and always has been green :-)

    Thank you for offering the giveaway.

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  139. I love paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  140. Wow. wonderful giveaway. I love paper piecing. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a super draw,
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  141. What gorgeous patterns. All I had for breakfast was a cup of coffee, so I'm sort of cranky.

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  142. These are great! I would make an aquamarine one for my Granny first thing. :)

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  143. Awesome patterns! I like them all no matter which one suits for April :-)

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  144. Just became follower via email as I just found your blog and I'm loving what I see.

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  145. I think I might own a bedazzler. I think I just got it with a load of other items I bought with a sewing machine....I just might have to check it out and see. I LOVE these patterns.. I would make a wall hanging with my birthstone...emerald. I know this giveaway is to celebrate MY birth month just like Memorial day is to Memorialize MY BIRTH each year. LOL. haha

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  146. I am a new follower via TTD Line!! HAHAHA :o)

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  147. My birthmonth is October, I know there are several different birth stones, jade, rose quartz, amethyst etc...

    These patterns look awesome by the way! :)

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  148. Peridot. Thanks for the chance. Looks awesome!

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  149. My birthstone is garnet. I would love to make that pillow...very cute!

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  150. My birthstone is topaz. I look forward to seeing what else shows up in your craftsy shop!

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  151. Topaz is my birthstone, although I don't really like yellow. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  152. My birthstone is sapphire, and I was naughty today and sneaked a milk de crunch bun from Breadtop for breakfast while my kids had multigrain toast with vegemite.

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  153. My birthstone is an Emerald and I turned 50 on Wednesday - and Emerald is the color of the year. A coincidence???

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  154. I now follow you via Bloglovin', but two cans and a string is backup for when the power goes out.

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  155. my birthstone are Diamonds///

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  156. I'm a November baby so my birthstone is Topaz which has never been my favorite.

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  157. I'm now following on Bloglovin'

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