Friendship Quilt Along

Welcome to the second week of the Friendship Quilt along with Moda Designers. Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to visit Kathy Schmitz and Lauren & Jessi Jung today as well!

I hope you have been following along this Blog Hop and collecting all of the Signature Blocks, they are 9″ finished and a lot of fun to make.

This one is mine, click here or on the block above to get the directions to make this cutie. Each block has a 3″ finished square that is perfect for a signature.

Lately I have been in love with basket quilts and I have created quite a few with my Paint Box Collection from Moda that will arrive in stores this Spring.

I have made some little baskets – like this “Petite Pail”.

Some big ones like “Paint Basket”.

Some with applique in “Scrappy Basket Trio” and even some from tiny patches for the “Shaker Basket”.

“Flower Box” has the glow of an 8 point star and an applique border.

I have always enjoyed baskets and especially sharing them with friends. Making this friendship basket quilt many years ago with my friend Dominique from France was so much fun. We each made baskets and exchaged them to add variety to our quilts.

 I decided to use this little basket for the center of my block as a signature stamp by reducing the size to 3″ finished.

 To make one of these baskets you will need:

2 light squares 1-1/2″
2 light half square triangles cut from 2-7/8″ square
1 dark half square triangle cut from 2-7/8″ square
2 dark half square triangle cut from 1-7/8″ square
1 dark strip cut on bias 1/2″ x 4″ for handle.

5″ squares are perfect to cut this block – Charm Pack friendly!

I use a bias tape maker and card stock template to create the handle for the basket.

First I made my handle with a bias tape maker and fusible tape.

I then place my template on background triangle, pin handle on one side then fuse it in place following the template.

Allow the handle to cool and piece the basket together. Once the block is assembled, I then applique the handle to the background. I find it is much easier to applique the handle after the block is assembled (easier to hold than a small triangle).

This is how my block looked when completed using the little basket as my center.

I have always enjoyed friendship signature quilts. This pair are some of the oldest quilts that I own and are two of my favorites.

Often I look at these quilts to read the names from the blocks wondering what significance they were for the quilt maker – Family? Friends? I’m sure there was a special meaning for each one of them.

I am so very lucky that my friends from Pennsylvania exchanged friendship blocks with me that I assembled into this quilt. I miss them very much and I am very glad to have this quilt to remind me of them.

A simple triangle quilt can also become a friendship quilt like the “Triangle Star” above. I created it using all of the triangle that I received from all my TQS friends – Sisterhood of the Traveling Triangles.

I love applique and couldn’t help myself from signing this block from my Family Tree Quilt, another great idea for a friendship quilt.

Have fun collecting, making, and sharing all of the wonderful friendship blocks from this Blog Hop. Click here for the full schedule of Moda designers in this Friendship Hop.

I love to hear from all of my friends out there! Please leave me a comment by March 1st – maybe share the special plan for your friendship blocks or just say “Hi”! We will randomly choose 3 winners to receive an “Paint Box” Collection prize to help you finished your friendship projects.

Happy Quilting!
Your Friend,
Edyta

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647 thoughts on “Friendship Quilt Along

  1. Janet Schultz

    Edyta, You sure have a lot of friends. Your wonderful post sure makes me excited for the new fabrics to hit the store so I can purchase them & get started on a basket project. Thank you for sharing your talents. Janet

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  2. Patsy

    Truly love your choices of fabrics and many tutorials. I have made numerous quilts you’ve designed ! Your my favorite designer and quilt hero! Thanks for always sharing ! I enjoyed your crafty classes

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  3. Janna Thackxton

    Die Kampagne spricht mich total an. Ich bin geneigt, mir den Sender noch heute zu suchen und zumindest einen Blick darauf zu werfen.Danke fürs ZeigenErdbeere mit Dienstagsgruß

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  4. Kay S

    It’s such a good thing that artists like you put your fabric into beautiful collections so people like me with no natural taste can make a beautiful quilt. thanks, kws

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  5. Robin N

    You are a constant star in my universe! The fabrics and designs are a quilters dream come true. Would love to win and be able to make one your glorious basket quilts. Thank you for your designs, fabric and you!

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  6. Ceil

    Thank you for the tip on how to create the handle! Love your block. This quilt will go to my best friend who has done so much for me over the years and has never received a quilt from me!

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  7. Sharon parker

    Thank you for sharing your designs & expertise. I would love to make the baskets out of your Paint Box Collection!

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  8. Linda Henrekin

    Can hardly wait for your new fabrics collections to arrive at my local quilt shop.
    I need to do a bit more sewing to keep up with several of your quilt patterns that I am in the process of completing. Love the winter scenes at your home displaying all your beautiful quilts!

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  9. Janet checchio

    Ive watched you on YouTube. I’ve gazed at your quilts. There is no one like you. I wish you lived next door and could be my friend.

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  10. Kate Brown

    All of your quilts are just so very beautiful and I would be in 7th heaven if I were to win some of your fabulous fabric. I have been wanting some of it so desperately!!!

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  11. Kate Brown

    All of your quilts are just so very beautiful and I would be in 7th heaven if I were to win some of your fabulous fabric. I have been wanting some of it so desperatly!!!

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  12. Michelle F.

    I love the way you put fabrics together! The basket block is very cute. I may attempt it even though applique is not my best skill.

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  13. Maggi

    I had the extreme pleasure of visiting with you at market last fall. I found you to be as sharing in person as you are with all your marvelous quilts and talents. Love, love, love that you are mixing reproduction type fabrics with batiks! Want to know though, do you ever sleep??? Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some of your amazing fabrics.

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  14. Kay Lemieux

    Thank you so much for the basket instructions! Your applique works is beautiful!

    ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

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  15. Janette Bibby

    I can hardly wait to start sewing with your new line of fabrics.
    Your work is an inspiration to me.
    Thanks for sharing your talents.
    sincerely,
    Janette

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  16. Theresa

    I love your baskets and have added making baskets to my bucket list. Thank you for a beautiful blog and lovely giveaway.

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  17. Linda F.

    What a great idea with the basket handles! I love your fabrics. Can’t wait for your Paint Box collection to be out! Thank you again for the terrific workshop with our guild a couple of weeks ago. We just love you!

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  18. Lola Z

    I just got “Scrappy Fireworks Quilts”, I am looking forward to starting one of the gorgeous quilts. I just need a few extra hours in a week.

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  19. Penny

    Brilliant idea to put a little basket in the centre of your block. I’m keen to put them in the centres of the other Moda Friendship blocks in my quilt. Warm greetings from Africa. Penny

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  20. Laura Tawney

    Love the quilt block and the story that went along with it. Thank you so much for sharing it. I also love your fabrics and patterns. I would so love to win a bundle of your lovely fabric!
    LauraT

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  21. Merry Gay

    Edyta, I love love love all of your friendship blocks and quilts. Makes me want to run to the sewing machine and start stitching. Beautiful quilts. I would love to make something from your new line. 🙂

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  22. Susan Seater

    I have loved your style since I saw you on TQS. The new fabric line looks terrific in your baskets. I would love to win the samples from the fabric line!

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  23. Kathy K

    I have always loved baskets, most especially in quilts. Your pictures and the tip for the basket handles were/are awesome. You are so very creative!!!!! Really enjoyed visiting your blog. I have marked your blog to visit again. Thanks for a chance to win!!!!!

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  24. essay

    I am 51 years old and I am just learning how to make quilts. Your instructions are so easy to follow and I look forward to making some beautiful quilts using your designs! Thank you from Nebraska!!

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  25. James P

    I’m new to appliqué, and appreciate the instruction on the bias handle. I would like to have friends sign their names on a few scraps and then make each friend a quilt of their own. Ambitious, but why not?

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  26. Tracy

    I always enjoy your beautiful blog posts! Your “Ice Cream Sandwich” pattern is my signature block of choice right know. The plan is to put the place and date of all the volksmarches we have walked on them to make a memory quilt.
    Thanks for all your contributions to quilting!

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  27. Alexandra Wellington

    Hello from Australia!! I cannot wait for your next line to come out and especially the hexagons 🙂 I cannot tell you how much I love looking at your quilts. I adorer the mix of batik with prints, so clever. I want to make all your triangle pattern quilts….might take a while or…..I might get a little obsessed and not clean the house or cook for sewing!!!!
    BTW your photography on your blog is enchanting
    thank you
    keep quilting like the star you are 🙂

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  28. Willeke

    Great solution for the baskets!!! I just made mine a lot complexer…

    The quilts you are showing are very inspiaring. I’m in a knitting flow… but… seeing all these… I will look for mine unfinished quilts and at least finished one before summer.

    Nice greetings,
    Willeke

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  29. Sandi Zuker

    Okay Edyta! How do you accomplish finishing so many wonderful quilts in what seems to be a very short time. Must be something wrong with me… I feel like quilting is all I do and few real accomplishments. Please share your secret to success, I know you have to eat and sleep, don’t you?

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  30. Cynthia

    I love the sentiment behind friendship quilts. As we will we relocating soon (and I am the only quilter in the group) I am going to make myself one! Before I leave I will have all my dearest friends sign a 3″ square to use in the future (hopefully with the fabric I win). Thanks for sharing the directions. I looked at something that I needed to make earlier this month but had no idea how to use the bias tape so your instructions are timely!

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  31. JanW.

    I live in Illinois but make a trip to Paducah every time one on your lines hits their floor. Can’t wait until the next one.

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  32. Denise

    I also love baskets of every kind. Your basket block is wonderful! Thank you so much for the great instructions. I plan to put basket centers in several of my friendship blocks now. Keep designing beautiful quilts and fabric for us!

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  33. Jamie

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas for a friendship quilt. It is on my list of things to do. Thank you for a chance to win some of your wonderful fabric.

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  34. Janice M

    I love basket blocks and yours is just too cute! When my oldest daughter graduated from high school I made her a signature quilt signed by everyone who came to her party.

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  35. Karen Myers

    I love your fabrics and quilt designs and would love to win a paint box collection to help with my friendship blocks. The quilt you made with your friends from Pennsylvania is beautiful (as are all of your quilts).

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  36. Pat F.

    Beautiful fabrics and blocks/quilts. Thanks for sharing how you make the handles on the basket blocks. And thanks for a chance to win some of the Paint Box fabrics!

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  37. Donna

    Love the Paint Box colorways. They’re reminiscent of older Thimbleberries fabrics;
    My earliest quits were made in that soft style, making new quilts look old.

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  38. Diana

    Love your fabrics (just wish there were some shops around here who would carry them). I like your books too, these are easier to get 😉
    I haven’t made a friendship quilt yet but i made some blocks and let everyone of the family sign them and made a family-quilt thus.

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  39. Patricia Steadman

    I love all of your quilts your work is beautiful. I would love a change to win the lovely fabric collection. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  40. Christina

    I’m working on a laundry basket quilt now with repro 30s fabrics. Can’t wait to start sewing blocks together . . . all the while dreaming of my next project!! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  41. Debbie M

    Ooh, I love the little basket in the center of the signature block. I can’t wait to go down into my sewing room and make one today!

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  42. Connie

    Hi Edyta!
    I love your new fabric! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas in creating beautiful friendship quilts! And epecially the tips that you share..they are so helpful!

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  43. Sandra Henderson

    I love the Paintbox fabrics, they are appropriately names. The baskets are so pretty. I love the old signatures and the calligraphy and illustrations on each. Your style so beautiful, thanks for all you do.

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  44. Sandy

    Every fabric you design is is gorgeous, every pattern is inspiring, your quilts and passion for quilts are beautiful and true. Your photos and tips are the most helpful. You make me want to go for doing my very best, to go beyond. I thank you for that.

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  45. Cathy

    The pictures are beautiful and the quilts are inspiring. I would love to win some of the gorgeous fabric and start my own quilt in the Laundry Basket style.

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  46. Nancy Hatton

    Love all your quilts have made a few and collect all your patterns. I met your husband and daughter 2 yrs ago at the Cincinnati quilt show. Keep quilting and publishing your patterns.

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  47. Naomi Vela

    I host a siggy blog swap group on FB and I’m loving seeing all the different historical quilts made with signature blocks…..wonder if in the future the siggy swappers (in my group) quilts will appear on blogs as historical posts too?

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  48. Dian

    Thanks for sharing your friendship block with us. Also for showing all the beautiful quilts. I am so inspired by your work.

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  49. Rhonda Hebert

    Oh my gosh! I am totally obsessed with your fabric, quilts and patterns!!! You truly have a special talent! Thanks also for the bonus basket pattern for the center of our block! Keep up the good work! 🙂

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  50. Susan

    Great block – thank you!! I think I may have to copy your old autograph quilt to use for signatures at my daughter’s wedding! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  51. Sharon Joyner

    Sorry Edyta that was suppose to say 12 years of quilting…please remember I just posted and only count me once for a chance to win…I may feel that old sometimes but I am not…

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  52. Sharon Joyner

    OMGosh Edyta over 500 messages how lucky you are to have so many wonderful blog buddies. I love your little basket block and I have to tell you I am in a quilt class this year after 120 or more years of quilting just to make basket blocks. I have always wanted one and it seemed like I just let other things get in my way and finally decided this year I am going to do it…. Your quilts are just wonderful and your colors well who wouldn’t want to win a bundle from you…I admire your work, your colors and your design…keep on teaching us quilters we need you..

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  53. michelle h

    I love the look of your quilts–gorgeous! I can’t say I have a plan for my friendship blocks yet…I am still dreaming about them and trying to decide which fabric I want to use!! This is becoming tougher all the time; each time I open another blog, I see another WONDERFUL colorway and I just can’t seem to choose a favorite! Sounds terrible, huh? 🙂 I am having a great time looking at all the blocks and extra projects (thank you for adding the basket!!) and awaiting the weekend so I can just decide already and start cutting!!

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  54. Wendy P

    I have yet to see one of your quilts that I don’t adore. The umbrellas are my absolute favorite. Some day I will get a chance to make that pattern.

    Thanks for the block and all the lovely quilt pics in this post!

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  55. Marilyn Holley-Stupka

    I have been inspired by basket blocks lately and loved looking at yours. The old ones are so much fun and I love seeing them made from batiks. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

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  56. Linda Blakesley

    Thanks so much for the tips on making the curved handle for the basket pattern. This pattern has been high on a “let’s make one” list.

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  57. Lyn M

    I just love friendship blocks. I do not have a friendship quilt. Thanks for the wonderful group of quilts you shared with us. I would really love to win.

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  58. Janan

    You have an amazing way of designing colorful fabrics for us to enjoy.
    Thank you for sharing your “little” basket. Adorable!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  59. Joyce Kirkpatrick

    I’m really loving the Moda Blog Hop and looking at all the beautiful fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win some!!

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  60. Sue

    Edyta, it’s a great block. I have made several of your projects and own three of your books. I love all of them. I receive many compliments on the quilts I made (Tree Farm was special!). Please keep on sharing your wonderful ideas!

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  61. June Sommer

    Hi from New Jersey (USA)! I ‘m anxious to see your Paint Box fabric collection. I have all of your books and have learned to”relax” my fabric choices by mixing batiks in with my more “traditional “fabrics.
    As soon as I can find your pattern for Paint Baskets
    I ‘ll be mixing more fabrics for the quilt. Also love your “Shaker Baskets” and will be looking for that pattern too!

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  62. Theresa Blalock

    It is amazing to see how you use color in your quilts. They are all just simply beautiful. I’ve never thought I would like applique but seeing the beauty in your quilts makes me want to try it. Thanks for your willingness to share your talent and love of quilting!

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  63. Deb

    I’m a huge fan of your designs! I’ve got several of your books and patterns and several kits that I still need to get busy and make. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. Judith

    Wow, your new fabric is wonderful! I love all of your baskets. They really inspire me. Thanks so much for all that you do.

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  65. Cheryl

    Oh such eye candy! What beautiful quilts and photos you’ve posted. Your tip for the basket handle is very helpful. Thank you!

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  66. Janelle J

    I enjoy looking at your blog so much. Your quilts are so inspiring and they totally bring your fabrics to life. SO much inspiration!

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  67. cindy

    I love the basket to go with the block you created, and I love all of your patterns and beautiful fabrics! Keep creating all of this beautiful inspiration for your fellow quilters! Thank You.

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  68. Nancy Kinman

    Hi Edyta! I love your quilts, the colors are amazing! Thanks for the basket handle tutorial as it makes applique so much easier. I would love to win the paint box collection! I am enjoying everyone’s block patterns – very cute.

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  69. Jennifer K.

    Your work is excellent! I have your first basket pattern. Thank you for my chance to win! As always you are so generous!

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  70. Diann Selke

    Love your site…..love your quilts…..I am currently finishing the Rainbow Star Quilt and working on the Spring Bouquet. Love this block….think I will use it on the back of these for my signature block. I can’t wait to see your new line of fabrics and the quilts you have in store for us this year. I stopped quilting about 15 years ago and you have inspired me to start again…..I love, love, love quilting once again.
    I am having so much fun for this Quilt Along…..I will be using all my left overs for the blocks.
    I am also waiting for 1500 half square triangles to come in from an exchange that my local quilt shop offered. I think over 20 stores from all over the world are participating.
    Thanks

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  71. Cathy Starkes

    I have not started the blocks yet, but hope to over Easter. I have a family get together in July in Newfoundland. If I get all the blocks done in time, I plan on bringing the quilt home for family members to sign.

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  72. julie hardgrave

    Hi Edyta! I love everything you do! I just finished a half square triangle exchange and I am waiting for my triangles! I would love to include some of your new fabric line in the quilt I make with them!

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  73. Janice King

    Basket patterns have always somehow intimidated me….lol! This pattern seems like something I could finish, especially using the tip for the handles. Your idea of using these friendship blocks for a family tree quilt is perfect, as I have been wanting to make one for some time. Just couldn’t come up with a pattern hat seemed appropriate. Thanks so much!

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  74. Nancy D

    I want to start some of these blocks so bad! But I promised myself I would finish up some of my ongoing projects first! I don’t know how long I can hold on to this promise 🙂

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  75. Sharon Swartz

    Love all your baskets. I love the different ones and the creativity of the patterns. The material is just gorgeous with so many possibilities. I love your blog and check it quite often for update!! Keep them coming.

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  76. Angelia L.

    I really love the colors of your Paint Box collection. I am sew inspired by your technique for the basket handle (definitely gonna try it) and your beautiful quilts. Thank you!

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  77. Tammi Williams

    Blog Hop, what fun!! So nice that you showed your way of handeling the small baskets. I’m working on 5″ baskets now and was at a standstill becasue I decided I needed more. I’ll try on handle technique with the next batch.

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  78. Judy Blinkenberg

    Your quilts are just gorgeous!! I am in Awe of your quilts. What an inspiration you are!! Thank you for your block and your help on the basket.

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  79. Kirsty

    I haven’t chosen a line for my blocks yet but I am going shopping tomorrow! Maybe I will be lucky and win some fabric to use 🙂

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  80. Mah Quilter

    I love the handle hint for your baskets. I have many sleepless nights thinking of ways to use your newest line of fabric. All of my Sisters and lots of friends love it also. Wishing all who read this a great day.

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  81. susan

    I have always struggled with basket handles. Now thanks to your tutorial I know how to perfect them. Thanks you for that and the chance to win.

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  82. Raewyn

    I love you little basket in the centre of your block; a fun idea. And thank you for sharing all the pictures of various quilts and blocks. Thank you for the chance to win, too!

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  83. Jill R

    What a lovely bunch of friendship blocks. I haven’t had time to work on any of these yet as I’m still working on quilts for my kids and grandkids, but some time…… Thanks for the opportunity.

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  84. j.s.

    Hi! Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt block. This is my first quilt along and I’m thrilled. Your quilts are amazing. Such talent!

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  85. Libby

    What beautiful quilts ~ wonderful ~ I am planning my friendship quilt for my daughter and her family ~ I am taking pictures of them and “their friends” on there camping trips (which I am now attending with them, after the loss of my “best friend and wonderful husband”) and incorporate pictures in the quilt. This friendship quilt could not have come at a better time for me. Thanks to all of you ~

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  86. Libby

    What beautiful quilts ~ wonderful ~ I am planning my friendship quilt for my daughter and her family ~ I am taking pictures of them and “their friends” on there camping trips (which I am now attending with them, after the loss of my “best friend and wonderful husband”) and instead of signatures I plan to put in pictures. This friendship quilt could not have come at a better time for me. Thanks to all of you ~

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  87. kate brown

    I am just in love with your fabrics and you do such an amazing job on your quilts! If I could do a fraction as well I would be thrilled 🙂

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  88. Terri Mosier

    Oh, I would love to win some of your gorgeous fabrics! I plan on making each and every block from this! And I am trying to use whomever’s fabric with their block so it will be a very scrappy quilt, I love scrappy quilts, they are my absolute favorite, I love color! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  89. Bev Bryan

    Hello!

    I just bought your book from Amazon and love all of your fabrics and patterns! Very nice giveaway. You are an amazing designer! Thanks for the opportunity….wish I could think of something to say that would make my comment jump out at you so I would win. Oh well, I really do enjoy your work.

    Cheery wave!
    Bev

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  90. Lacey S.

    Edyta-I absolutely love looking at your blog posts. You do such amazing works of art for your quilts and I hope someday to be brave enough to give one a whril! Love the new fabrics..

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  91. Leanne

    This Blog Hop is so much fun! I love basket quilts and when they are scrappy they are the best! The fabric is so yummy. Thanks for all the great tips.

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  92. Ferne

    Good morning! I am enjoying this post with a cup of coffee…what a great way to start my day! I have enjoyed all of your books and patterns since Hop to It! and now there is fabric too! I am glad you shared your method for basket handles, I just made the block from Anne Sutton and that was the one part I had a little trouble with. My lesson learned was to not cut the handle length until you get it down, but it did turn out and I will try it again because I am loving basket quilts too!

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  93. Patti O'Donnell

    I love this block but do wonder if you are applique by hand or machine? Just lovely quilts and the new line is very nice! PattiO

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  94. Gwen

    edyta,
    Thanks so much for sharing all the pictures of your quilts, they are so inspiring.
    Love your block and can’t wait to give it a try. Enjoy your blog. Thanks for the
    chance to win.

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  95. Gwen

    edyta,
    Thanks so much for sharing all the pictures of your quilts, they are so inspiring.
    Love your block and can’t wait to give it a try. Enjoy your blog.

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  96. Susie Brown

    I love the little three inch basket block for the center! I will be using the cardstock trick to shape my handles!! Thanks so much!

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  97. Lorraine

    Thanks for showing us how to make the tiny basket for the middle of the block. I am new to quilting, so I appreciate the clear instructions. Can’t wait to make this block!

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  98. Amy DeCesare

    This post has soooo much beauty and inspiration in it…I’ll be coming back later to take more time to enjoy it! The little baskets are my favorite. I made a whole bunch of them a few years ago and was just thinking about how to use them. Your photos are so inspiring!

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  99. Barbara

    I love your new fabric, it is so beautiful. Your basket quilts are stunning, I never wanted to make a basket before but I do now.

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  100. Debbie P

    Edyta, your little baskets are so adorable!! I love how each one can be so unique!
    I am looking forward to working with your new fabric line this Spring 🙂 Your designs are so much fun!!

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  101. Leslie Peterson

    I love following your blog and your postings. Your quilts are just wonderful and brighten my day. You inspire me.

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  102. Leslie Peterson

    I just love your blog site and of course all of your wonderful quilts. Thank you for posting your work. It inspires me.

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  103. Debra

    Hi Edyta! I love your little basket signature block & can’t wait to make it! I can’t wait to see you & Michael at TN TVQA Assembly Day in July!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win your gorgeous new Paintbox pre-cuts! Congratulations on your ongoing success. I know Michael’s Grandma is SOOOOOO proud of you! Hugs & Blessings, Debra & Gracie

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  104. Judy Balek

    I love your little basket. I am not able to put these blocks together right now due to a physical problem but when I can enter my sewing room again, I think I will make a throw for my keeping room. I love all the blocks and would love to purchase one of the fabric lines to do them all in.

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  105. stacey larson

    Thanks for sharing- The quilt is beautiful. Both applique and piecing. The colors in the fabric are amazing!!!!! Once again- you’ve designed something so beautiful.

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  106. connie johnson

    Love your use of color. That’s what seems to draw me in. Love the basket. Thought I’d try a sample block. I’m a bit confused. The first direction mentions 2 light 1 1/2 ” squares. For the life of me I don’t see any squares in the pattern. Rectangles ,perhaps ??

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  107. Jessica C

    I’m actually not sure exactly how I plan to put these together. I was trying to decide if I should put a solid block between each one or just sashing. Thanks for a fun block and a lovely giveaway.

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  108. hafza

    I am so happy to found your blog… thank you for the tutorial on how to make the tiny basket especially the handle, I never had the idea of how people did it..:)and thanks for the chance to win your beautiful bundle!

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  109. Helen Lebrett

    Your quilts are amazing!!! I love your colors, and all the wonderful blocks that you use. I was lucky enough to win the Aurafil thread collection that has your Laundry Basket color choices. I think I need to make your block with that thread: they will go together perfectly!!

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  110. Dianne H.

    I just LOVE your fabrics including Over The Rainbow and Dancing In The Rain. Can’t wait to see the Paint Box fabrics. As soon as I finish my current project, I will be making the Dancing In The Rain quilt with the umbrellas. I also love your laser-cut appliques with the fusible web on the back. What a great idea. The colors are amazing.

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  111. Felicia Hamlin

    Hello Edyta your fabrics and your work are exquisite! I have never made anything with baskets, but after looking at yours, I will try.

    Thanks for the chance to win, Felicia

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  112. Heather

    I love all your basket quilts and the cute center block! I don’t have a plan yet for the blocks, just collecting them 🙂 thanks for the chance to win.

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  113. Marlene Leonardo

    I love your baskets.
    They are definitely on my “to-do” list!
    Such beautiful quilts…someday.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win your fabric.

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  114. Stacy McDaniel

    Love the basket friendship block idea – what a great idea. Can’t wait for your new fabric line- love it all!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Stacy

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  115. Ann Hudson

    Thank you so much for ALL the photos you share via your blog – I look so forward to your newsletters! Your block and tiny basket are beautiful, I will enjoy making them! Best, Ani

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  116. Kathy O in GA

    I’m pulling out fabrics to see if I have enough in my favorite color – coral – to make the friendship blocks. I also love baskets, I might sneak it into my block…thanks for sharing!
    I look forward to your new fabric line!

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  117. Julee

    Just love all your quilts. We just done tonight a friendship small quilt & pin cushion exchange. They were all ‘sew’ fantastic. Thanks for the great giveaway, hope to be a winner.

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  118. Justasiam

    I was awed by the beauty of the colours of these fabrics…they really are breathtaking! Thank you for showing us your incredible talent and inspiration!

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  119. Carol Eberhardt

    Everything you post is just so beautiful! Your fabrics are gorgeous… and you make constructing a basket block look so easy! I always avoided them but not now! Thank you!

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  120. Laurie Sanders

    I love your work – especially the use of batiks and prints together. It’s always so warm. I am anxious to get my hands on some of your “silhouettes”. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  121. Pam

    I always love whatever you do but I have a realsoft spot in my heart for baskets. Saw and met you at The Gathering last year. I am going to show your Log Cabin Star quilt that you signed at the Gathering this year!

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  122. Chris

    Your quilts are beautiful!! I am new to your blog, I enjoyed looking around. I especailly was interested in your little tutorial on how to assemble the little basket and the handle of the basket. THANKS!!

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  123. Diane

    I absolutely love all of your patterns! Your applique designs are stunning and the color palette sings to me. Thank you for the tips on the signature basket block.

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  124. Trina St Michael

    You are my favorite fabric and quilt pattern designer. I love the new collection…it is my favorite…but I say this every time a new collection comes out.

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  125. Susan Cargill

    What breathtaking quilts. I love all you do but have to admit I am often intimidated by many of your quilts. It’s time I jumped feet first and tried one! I hope I win your beautiful fabrics to get me started. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  126. Ann P.

    Your quilts are beautiful! We have been building a house the last 6 months and it should be finished by Easter! I can’t wait to start your quilt block. All of my quilting supplies have been stored during this time so I am so anxious to be able to touch some fabric soon. I hope to see you at a quilt show this year!

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  127. Lisa Dunshie

    I love your baskets and can’t wait to make this block for my friendship quilt. I have decided exactly what I will do yet, but love all the inspiration I am getting. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  128. Liz

    You have some wonderful ideas for friendship blocks. Will be ecstatic if I win something from your Painted Box collection. Your quilts are over the top!

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  129. Ellen M.

    Absolutely stunning quilts! I’m fairly new to quilting and hope that someday my skills will allow me to try something that complex. I’ll start with your block, and keep practicing! Many thanks!

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  130. jmniffer

    Beautiful fabrics and wonderful quilts. I’ve never made a basket block…seeing how you made on makes me think it is possible. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.

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  131. Lori Kae

    Stunning quilts and photographs! I am in love and thank you for the basket handle tips! 🙂 and the pattern. Now to find time to create.

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  132. Linda Stern

    I love your paint box fabric collection and Basket Quilts are my favorites. So this blog post was very inspiring.

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  133. Deb F

    Love your little basket center and your fabrics. So many inspirations, so little time… Thanks for the chance to win.

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  134. Patty Flynn

    I spent a year or so fascinated with basket quilts and you have inspired me to go back–and maybe drag out some of my favorite baskets

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  135. Nichole

    Does that quilt really say 1846 ??? Amazing ! Paint Box is beautiful ! I can’t imagine what it is like to design those lovely batiks. Thanks for the block pattern and te giveaway !

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  136. Laura

    I love your friendship block. Thanks for sharing in this Moda block hop. It’s so much fun to collect all the blocks and read your blogs.

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  137. Regina Lankford

    Hi, I must say all of the quilting you show on your blog is absolutely gorgeous, you are so talented. I would love to try to make a basket using your directions here on your blog. I would use the fabric to make a beautiful table runner and I think it would look really nice to put a quilted basket in the center of the runner. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful work.

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  138. Cecilia

    I have been thinking that I would like to make these blocks and have my friends from my weekly sit n sew sign them. That way I will always have something to remember them by when I move. I like the wy you used a basket for the center of your block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  139. Sharon

    I plan to send my blocks on to a charity group – they will get 2-3 quilts out of them to send on to someone in need of a quilty hug.

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  140. Nancy Angelo

    Your quilt designs are exquisite. I also did a basket block exchange with a lady that lives in St. Priest France. I have never met her, she is a friend of a friend that lives there as well. We never made enough blocks to complete anything. Looking at your baskets has inspired me to make more to send to her. I’m hoping you chose my name so I can use your fabrics to make more exchange blocks.

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  141. Shirley Giese

    Thank you for the block and the basket handle instructions. I am making a quilt that has lots of blocks of small baskets with handles. I think using a template to shape them rather than following a drawn line will be easier. Thanks!

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  142. oakcrestquilter

    I love the way you mix batiks with florals. As soon as I finish my latest project I am going to start a friendship quilt.

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  143. Deborah Brown

    What a beautiful post! I have never made a friendship quilt but seeing what you have posted I think I should organized one amongst my quilty friends. I look forward to your posts, and I’m looking forward to taking your class in Paducah this spring!

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  144. Cheryl Keown

    I haven’t made a friendship quilt yet, but seeing your beautiful variations makes me want to make one. I love the block that has the small basket as the center. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new fabric.

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  145. Carol Y

    I like your basket handle method – thanks for sharing. I don’t have any special plan for the friendship blocks, but I’m really loving the blocks!

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  146. Cindy Gramig

    Thank you so much for the instructions and pictures on making the tiny basekets and the handle! Beautiful rich colors that will show so well in a quilt!

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  147. kay

    Great fabric line! I particularly love the golden orange fabric that appears in some of the photos. This blog hop is inspiring me to make a friendship quilt, and I think Paint Box will be perfect for it.

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  148. Diane

    Edyta, Your baskets quilts inspire me to start one and the Paintbox Fabrics are wonderful and beyond. Would love to find the patterns for the basket quilts. Another book? I have been collecting all your previous books, love to browse and gaze! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  149. Sharrieboberry

    The colors in your quilts are very pretty. Vintage, but not quite. Bright tones, but not too bright. They are lovely to look at.

    I made a baby/friendship quilt once. A couple in our Sunday School class was moving and I made them a quilt from the class and the couples signed the quilt. I then hand quilted it (at hubby’s insistance) and hubby quilted a bit on it. It was hard and even though he spent a couple hours on it, not much quilting was done (no, I did not take it out!) I think he thought it would be easier than it actually was!

    He’s been talking about me starting to do some hand quilting lately–I think he has forgotten about the previous difficulties that were encountered!

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  150. Pam S

    I love the basket pattern, especially in your wonderful Paintbox fabrics! I’m amazed at how beautiful the results are when you blend batiks and prints. Your quilts are so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  151. Linda P

    Love, love, love basket blocks!! What a great idea to make that your center. I am loving the laser cut applique pieces from your line – it’s absolutely beautiful! I’ve never made bias tape with the fusible and not sure how that went in there all at once, I’ll have to explore that tip. Your photos are delish, loved looking at them.

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  152. Janette Bibby

    Greetings!
    I am inspired by your work and color choices.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    I may have to get a bias maker. That looks handy.
    I can hardly wait to see your new fabric collection. I just bought the Rainbow fat eighths. Thinking about using them in a pineapple pattern. Wahoo! This is going to be fun!
    Cheers!
    -Janette

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  153. Teresa

    I’m a great fan of everything you do!! Wish I knew if you’re conducting classes anywhere near me this spring or summer!! CANNOT wait for the crackle in your new line-am addicted to it! thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  154. Michele T

    Hello from Canada!!1 Thanks for your tip about making the basket handles – perfect!!! Love your featured quilts, the colours are beautiful.

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  155. Sandy Gilliland

    Loved looking at your projects, they are wonderful. I also love your new fabric and can use them to do a project from your Laundry Basket Quilts book. Thanks you.

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  156. Claudia

    Thanks for the instruction on handle applying and thanks for the giveaway. I am making a wedding quilt present with my squares.

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  157. usairdoll

    WoW!! Your quilts are so amazing, I’m always left breathless and speechless when I see your quilts, so gorgeous! A group of us that were always taking the same classes have started our own little stitching group. It would be so neat for us to swap blocks and make our own quilts, I think I’ll bring it up when I see the girls. Thank you for your block and the pattern.

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win some of your beautiful fabric. Three winners! Woot! Woot! You Rock!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  158. Cindi P

    I absolutely love the little basket, thanks for sharing the pattern with us. And where did you get those fingerless mittens from your last blog post! I must have them!

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  159. LJ

    Edyta, you make the most beautitul things. I’m always in awe. Thanks for this block and the idea of adding a basket (with instructions)! Have a great day.

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  160. Joan Kirk

    I do so love all of your quilts and recently bought 2 Kits . Now all I have to do is muster up the courage to start them . I love the fabrics in your new paint-box line and would use them for these signature blocks if I’m lucky enough to win them.

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  161. Montse

    I’m normally don’t like batiks, but your post has given me a new look on them. Love how you mix them with more traditional fabric and the effect it has on the blocks/quilt! Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  162. Laura

    Your quilts are so beautiful. The colors the style, the Baskets are my love too.
    Being a Longaberger consultant I am in love with Baskets also. Loving the Blog Shop!

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  163. Lotte van der Linden

    What a beautiful quilt! I am just an enthusiastic amateur, doing my very best to make simple quilts. I would so love to use that fabric for something more challencing like your Friendship Quilt Along, because the blocks all look like I could actually make them!
    Thank you for the opportunity.

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  164. Jen

    I love friendship quilts! I too sit and wonder who these people are and how they are related. Thank you for the lovely block!

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  165. Marca Fritzemeier

    I can’t wait to try your 3″ baskets! I love basket quilts, especially the antique ones. I like the streak if lightning setting, too. Thanks so much for your inspiring photos!
    Marca

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  166. Deborah Fields

    I am one of your biggest fans! I have made several of your patterns and look forward to many more! I really want to make a basket quilt and the Paint Box Collections would be a great way to use lots of fun color! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  167. betty drake

    I love your fabric and quilts. I have only been making quilts for a year but have loved them for a lifetime. Thank You for sharing your quilts with all of us.

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  168. IaTexGal

    The Paint Box Collection is beautiful, and I would love to be a lucky winner of your fabric! I have always loved Baskets, but thought they were too difficult to make until I read your simple intructions! I will definitely buy a Bias Tape Maker & try my luck at making these sweet Basket Blocks! Thank you so much!

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  169. Flatlander (Linda)

    Everytime I think I’ve decided that a particular collection of yours is my all time FAVORITE you do it again!! You come out with another one and I am challenged to think about which I love more … all over again. So, I’ve decided to love them ALL the old ones, the new ones and the ones you have yet to gift us with. Thank YOU for sharing your talent and your inspiration.

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  170. Rina H.

    Absolutely stunning! What a feast for the eyes and such inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous fabric!

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  171. Holly

    Your quilts & fabric are just beautiful. I’m new to your site– from the blog hop, and have added you to my list! I look forward to reading backwards and seeing more of your designs.

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  172. Meredith

    I want to do a friendship quilt from friendship blocks from the kids in a lower income program at my church. All the quilts you shared. So many pretty pictures to look at and dream about. A short piece of scripture can fit in a 3 inch block too.

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  173. Darlene

    Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous. It is seeing things like that got me into applique. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

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  174. Laurel

    Thanks to Moda for this quilt along showcaseing many of my favorite designers. (You’re on my list. ) Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to frequent all of your blogs to see what you’re up to. I’m in some serious trouble when your fabrics hit the stores in April! Congrats, the new line gorgeous.

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  175. Jennifer Gwyn

    I love your Family Tree pattern! I have been wanting to find something like this for my parents 50th anniversary quilt. This looks perfect! And adding in some special signatures would complete it all the better!

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  176. Kaaren

    Your designs are amazing and are only enhanced by the lusciousness of your fabric line.

    I can only dream about winning your fabrics. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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  177. Bonnie

    Wow, your basket blocks/quilts are beautiful! I think I will try to make a few and see how mine turn out. I have never made a signature quilt before so I am rather eager to get started on one. Thanks for the giveaways!

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  178. Wendy

    Love your block, especially with the little basket in it. Your quilts are always so perfect and lovely, I am in awe whenever I see them. Thank you for sharing.

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  179. Chrystie

    I love baskets as well and have been checking my local quilt shop weekly for your “Paint Box” fabrics! I was never a fan of batiks until you showed us all how to combine them so beautifully with print. Love, love your style!

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  180. Alice

    Thank you for sharing the great tips and ideas. The photos are just fantastic and truly helpful. I can’t wait to see the new fabric!

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  181. Jackie

    OH my, my jaw is still on the floor, i’ve bookmarked your blog, so lovely and the pictures and explanation are out of this world! Love, love , love your baskets, definitely on my list to try! Wonderful line if fabrics….PLEASE, PLEASE ,ADD MY NAME TO THE DRAW! I will keep my fingers crossed.

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  182. Linda W

    Thank you for the block pattern. Your quilts are gorgeous and I want to thank you for the tips on making the basket handles. I do use the bias tape maker, but now will look for the narrow fusible tape and make a template for the shape. It’s so nice of you to share.

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  183. Debbie

    Love the basket with the lone star flowers. I am still trying to master the lone star. I can use my leftover halves with baskets!

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  184. Patti

    Thanks for the tip on how you apply and line up the handles for the basket blocks. A good way to make sure they turn out the same.

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  185. Cathy

    Hi Edyta,

    I love your fabric collections. Thanks for the free block pattern for the Friendship Quilt Along. I am hoping to create a friendship quilt for a dear friend of mine who has touched so many hearts with her story and courage!
    Cathy

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  186. Nancy M

    I just noticed the quote on your blog about today’s quilts being tomorrow’s memories. I surely treasure the quilts from my Mom and Grandma and hope my girls will feel the same about mine.

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  187. Kathie

    I was really looking forward to your post and I wasn’t disappointed – great block and loved seeing all your friendship block ideas and photos!

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  188. Virginia Kopfinger

    Hello Edyta. Would love to win one of your give aways! I just found a pattern to use one of your jelly rolls that I’ve had for some time. So excited to get started.

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  189. Linda Arsenault

    Wow you have done it again!!! My mouth is watering and fingers itching to sew with your yummy new fabric line!!

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  190. Terry Fassburg

    I love checking the new blocks every day; thanks for participating. I’m going to wait until I see all the blocks before I decide which I’m going to make.

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  191. Angela

    Thanks for the tutorial on the basket handle! I love baskets, but have avoided them due to the problems I’ve had with the handles in prior projects, but those days are long past now. Here I come basket quilts!

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  192. Sarina

    I don’t know exactly what I want to do with the friendship blocks yet, but they are all so fun! Love your new fabric line.

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  193. Vickie Devore

    Have always been a basket fan too. Your basket quilt is definitely a project to be started soon. Have a great day, vickied

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  194. Lynn M

    Thanks so much for the tutorial on the basket. I love the suggestion of the bias tape maker and the template for the handle which has always been an issue for me.

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  195. Susan

    The Paint Box collection is fabulous. Thanks for all your tips today, too! I hadn’t thought about appliquing by handle on after the block was put together. I just I just thought about step by step by step, not the finished product. Many thanks for participating, educating, and inspiring us.

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  196. Colette Lee

    Wow!! I am amazed by all of your beautiful quilts! Love your quilt block and looking forward to making this friendship quilt!
    Cheers,
    Colette

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  197. Opal

    Edyta, your pattern for Farmhouse Quilt, from the book Friendship Strips & Scraps, is in my near future. Would love to win the Paint Box collection to make it with! Even if I don’t win the collection I’m still making the quilt. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  198. Pat V.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely block! I really like that so many of the blocks in this quilt along have a place for a signature.

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  199. aggiequilter

    Basket blocks are some of my very favorite blocks. Your baskets and wonderful fabrics are so beautiful … thanks for sharing with us, and thanks for the chance to win !!

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  200. Marie E

    We had a Friendship triangle block exchange a couple years or so at my local quilt shop and I used quite a few of them in a ‘Rising Star’ quilt. I still have a few left and they would love to be utilized into a quilt project using your glorious fabric. I love your skill at combining applique and patchwork as well as regular cottons with batiks. Thanks for my chance to win!

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  201. SueAnn W

    Oh what a treat for the eyes! Your blocks ALL of them are wonderful I would just love to win the paintbox collection………………..Hubby would never get me out of this room! 🙂

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  202. Sherill

    I have made a couple of signature quilts and love the idea of them. What memories they contain! I am a regular follower of your site.
    Thank you!

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  203. Grammi Sharon

    Beautiful quilts on your site. I have had a collection of fabrics of Shopping til You Drop in my closet for quite a few years. Keep getting sidetracked with baby quilts. But I think I will use some of the block patterns that I have been collecting and get this quilt finally made.

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  204. Wanetha

    What lovely friendship quilts you have in your collection, and how lucky you are to be able to work with such lovely fabrics before we even see them in the stores. I am sooooo jealous!

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  205. Marina Fluit

    Nice quilts and beautiful fabrics! I used a lot of my friendship blocks a few years ago to make quilts for a house for orphans in Poland. I collected the blocks for years and did not find time to use them. It is a nice thought that there are a few children in Poland who will sleep under the quilts made with the blocks 😉
    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Marina Fluit

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  206. Heidee

    Thank you! I love how easy you make basket handles look! I’ve been dreading the basket blocks because I don’t do curves very well. I can’t wait to give it a go!

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  207. Cecilia

    I love your baskets! I didn’t realize there were so many different basket patterns! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  208. Maryellen

    I love your fabrics, and the baskets are really inspiring. Thanks for the pattern and the little basket, and the fusible tape idea. So smart! I also enjoyed your quilt show! Thanks so much!

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  209. Jo Hand

    Thanks so much for the tiny basket pattern. I love baskets and charm packs so there’s a project in my future for sure. Your work is beautiful and very inspiring.

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  210. Teri LaVoy

    Oh how I love your giveaway material. Hope to win. I thank you also for giving us a look on how to make your basket blocks. Coming to MI…maybe I could find you and say hello. Thanks again.

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  211. Judy R

    I am part of a small group of quilting friends and I think the friendship quilt is a great idea for us to work on! What a great variety of blocks to choose from…I am sure we can all find the ones we like best ( or make the final sampler design, perhaps) and each contribute a block to the other’s quilts. I love your applique blocks but am not very good at applique! But, I keep trying. Thanks, Judy R from Buffalo

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  212. Polly Hada

    Hi Edyta,
    Saw you for the first time on the MODA video where you showed all your fabulous quilts and your block. I LOVED the precut applique pieces and plan on researching that more. Your quilts are so beautiful and I sure hope I get some of that gorgeous Paintbox Collection.

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  213. Patricia Ojeda

    Love the pictures of your friendship quilts! Thank you for the instructions for the basket block! I would love to win this fabric!

    Thank you!

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  214. Trisch

    I don’t have a special plan for the friendship blocks yet. I am waiting to finish up a few things first. Thanks for the chance to win. Love all the beautiful quilts!!!!!

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  215. Mary C.

    Hi Edyta, I have never made a basket block, but you make it look quite easy, I may give it a try. My applique skills need practice. I adore your Paintbox collection, thank you for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  216. Lana Drum

    Thanks for the great basket handle tips. I am really fond of basket blocks as well. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Lana

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  217. Emily Hinkel

    You quilts just make me happy to look at!
    I love how they just cheer you and the colors just are so perfect in my eyes!

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  218. Mary Jo

    Love your square in the middle for signatures! What a great block! I have my eye on that flying geese quilt, too! It is truly beautiful!! Those fabrics have me drooling and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!

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  219. Paula

    Thank you for the eye candy. Oh so beautiful. Flower Box takes my breath away. Your fabrics are so lovely, I would be thrilled to win them.

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  220. Connie Thomas

    Hello, I didn’t know the basket could be so easy it looked hard and you make it so simple. I love love love the quilt you made. Beautiful colors… Thanks for sharing

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  221. Maureen Bingham

    Thank you so much for the pattern and the inspiration for friendship blocks. I am now thinking of the ways to use other patterns for friendship blocks.

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  222. Ann in NC

    Your work is gorgeous! I really enjoy just flipping through your books and admiring the quilts and photography. Keep up the good work!

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  223. Lisa Marie

    I haven’t had time to start on these blocks yet, but soon, I hope! Beautiful fabrics, thanks for the chance to win.

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  224. Linda Cates

    I’m anxiously awaiting Paintbox so that I can begin your Eldon quilt. Love your baskets. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas. I just can’t keep up!

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  225. Ann E.

    I have been in love with basket quilts for years! Yours are such an inspiration. The 3″ basket is darling. I cannot wait to get up to my sewing room and stitch away on one (or two, or…)

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  226. katherine schaffer

    Thanks for sharing hthe block, the techniques and the photos of some of you quilts! I’ve got my eye on one that I will need to make!

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  227. Corinne

    I am making the quilt for my sister in law, she is always there for everyone in her family. I love your photos, the colors are beautiful on the quilts

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  228. Domestic Bliss

    Oh my gosh, your block with the little basket in the middle is so cute! You have a great feel for color combinations, your quilts are beautiful, and all the different baskets are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  229. Terri

    OMG I love your Flower Box!

    I am resizing the blocks smaller to make a wall hanging for my quilting room. I think it will be fun to have the different blocks, by different designers, displayed in my room for inspiration.

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  230. Sarah

    Oh my. I love that friendship with the pinks, browns and blues! Amazing. I plan to gather all the blocks and then determine the best fabrics to use.
    Thank also for the wonderful little basket block! So sweet.

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  231. Elaine Petrik

    Love your patterns… It was love at first sight when I saw them last November at the Quilted Moose in Gretna, Nebraska! Happy patterns and fabric…a great combination! Thanks you!

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  232. Missy

    I love your quilts! I think I want to make a friendship quilt for my church and have all of the ladies in my prayer quilt ministry make a block for the quilt!

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  233. Denise W

    Your fabrics are gorgeous, your blocks are beautiful and I hope that when I am not working full time one day, I will be able to attempt more intricate patterns. I enjoy your daughters photography. It is wonderful that she has found this at her young age. Thank you for sharing your lovelies!

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  234. Joanna

    Hi! I love basket quilts too. But I don’t think I’ve seen so many various designs in one post. It would be hard to choose a favorite. All of the blocks and quilts, and the fabrics, are gorgeous.

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  235. Donna W

    Thanks for the block pattern and all of the lovely pictures. My quilting group dis a triangle exchange (thank you for the idea) and I have decided to make a quilt using some of the friendship blocks and the triangles. And, I can have my quilting friends who made the triangle blocks sign the friendship blocks. Your fabric and patterns are all so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  236. Marianne

    What beautiful pictures! I have a fondness for basket quilts also but I make sure the pattern does not have an appliqued handle. I do not have the patience for doing that! Your work is wonderful.

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  237. Peggy

    Love your new line of Paint Box fabrics. Can’t wait to make a basket quilt of my own. Thank you for all your inspiration!

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  238. Kathy S.

    The block from your Family Tree quilt was ingenious–I love how the hearts formed a center star. I also love your use of colorful fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  239. Barb Colvin

    I plan to use some of the blocks to make a table topper for my son’s family. Some throw pillows for the kids, too. I plan to use their favorite colors with a monogram in the center.

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  240. Deb

    Beautiful fabric – once again. I love basket patterns too – thanks for showing how you make your little basket block it’s so cute.

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  241. Sheila Plock

    Edyta, once again you have the best ideas on how to do things well and efficiently with beautiful fabrics. Met you years ago before you became famous at a Tiadaghton Quilt Retreat at Camp Susque. Even then it was evident that you were destined for great things in quilting. Have all your books and continue to follow your blog. What beautiful fabrics. Getting ready to do a triangle exchange with friends.
    Sheila

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  242. kathy h

    Wonderful block and even prettier fabric. Thanks for the tip about the basket handle. I have made baskets before and always struggled to get them placed properly. That will be very helpful next time.

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  243. CathyK

    Oh goodness! Those quilts are gorgeous. It is a good think I had a box of Kleenex by so I could wipe my mouth after drooling! 🙂 Thank you so much for the chance at the giveaway!

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  244. Signe

    Absolutely love your fabrics and patterns. The new fabrics are lovely and the baskets are wonderful. Makes me want to sew, sew, sew!

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  245. Betty

    Oh, the Paint Box… what striking colors!! Love your basket quilts!! What keepsakes. Beautiful utilization of batiks. Thanks for sharing.

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  246. Sylvie Bissonnette

    I just love your work. I will come to your blog more often. I really enjoyed the beautiful baskets you’ve been working on and I will try to make one too with your wonderful instructions.

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  247. Sally Willuams

    We exchanged signature blocks at our guild last year. I haven’t decided how to put them together. Would love to win some fabric to help with the decision.

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  248. Janet Best

    Your quilts and fabrics are just beautiful! I don’t know yet what my plans for the friendship blocks will be, but your post is very inspiring!

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  249. Mary Jean P

    I love the idea of the little basket in the center. Thank you so much for your great directions and all the beautiful pictures of your quilts. I love your fabrics!!

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  250. Sharon Bennett

    Your basket block looks fantastic in the center of the friendship block! Love the fabrics too! And thank you very much for the fusible tape tip! I never even knew it existed and it makes making thin strips with the bias tape maker so much easier!

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  251. Heather Braun

    I planned on making my dear friend a quilt for Christmas this year. I know the colors that I am going with and this QA came at the perfect time. I met my friend, Jen, six years ago when my husband PCSed for the first time to Fort Riley, KS. She was my first true Army spouse friend. She became a sister to me and I miss he so very much. We we’re able to spend two years together before the Army moved her family to Fort Rucker. We PCSed to Fort Jackson, SC two years ago but just before we moved her family was PCSed to Fort Carson, CO. We were so close to being able to drive and meet in the middle. 🙁 We will see each other again soon and I hope she loves this quilt! thanks for the chance to win!

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  252. Paulette Doyle

    Edyta, I LOVE all of your quilts/books/patterns!! Amazing!! Your basket quilts are right up there…over the moon! Thanks for the chance to win some of wonderful fabric!! Very generous of you!
    Paulette

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  253. Twyla

    I love your fabrics and have recently started quilting w/ batiks and I especially love how you combine then with the cotton prints!!!! Thank you for all you do for the quilt world!!!

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  254. Debbie

    I love your fabrics, looking forward to the new collection! Baskets are my favorite block as well. Thanks for the great tutorials and giveaway.

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  255. Sue Dillon

    WOW! Such beautiful quilts. The signature quilts got me to thinking. I belong to a small quilt group, and we are not getting any younger. Several members have had some serious medical issues. I love the idea of a signature quilt for our group while we are still able to meet and quilt. Thanks so much!

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  256. Terrie

    Love your post !! Soo many beautiful pictures, you are such an inspiration. And I am loving the basket quilts as well 🙂 Love your center idea !!!! Would love to win some of your fabric !! THanks so much for the chance !!

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  257. Anita

    Your quilts are stunningly beautiful! I don’t really have a plan for the friendship blocks yet other than sewing them into a quilt. I am saving all the PDF files in a file on my computer. I might also sew some into pillows and bags as well.

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  258. Debra

    Beautiful fabrics – again! 🙂 Love them! Thanks for sharing! And I love all of your baskets – especially the signature basket! Maybe I can find some friends to do a basket block swap.

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  259. Pat Corcoran

    I love basket blocks too. The fabric is so beautiful and the tutorial is very helpful for the basket handles. Thanks for sharing.

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  260. Deb C.

    I would love to make a friendship quilt with the signature blocks for a friend of mine who has been going through a lengthy illness. It would really perk her up.

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  261. Patti Levine

    Such beautiful fabric and I love all your pattern. What an awesome combination! Thank you for the chance to win this fabric bundle!

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  262. Pat Corcoran

    I love basket blocks too. The fabric is so beautiful and would make lovely quilt
    baskets. You have done a beautiful job (as always) on your quilts.

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  263. debra

    I have to confess in almost 45 yrs of sewing and quilting I have never made a basket anything. Thanks for yout technique and tutorial. It is never a disappointment whith your books and fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabric. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  264. Janet

    Thank you so much for sharing your basket handle technique. This pattern is fun cute; but somewhat intimidating for me. I’m anxious to try your method. Love your designs!!! jmh

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  265. Clara Chandler

    Gorgeous colors in The Paint Box fabrics!! Thank you for the tip for making the basket handles. I’d been avoiding the applique process for the handle but this tip will help. Each year, when our quilt guild president ends her year in office, the members make friendship blocks for a quilt. It’s a good remembrance and a thank you for a job well done.

    Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabric, Edyta.

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  266. janet

    What a beautiful post – the pictures are marvelous! I love your tiny basket idea for the center of your block. Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely fabric :0)

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  267. Chris

    I love your friendship block…especially the basket in the center! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I would love to complete my “Moda” friendship quilt and give it to my best friend so she can have hugs from me when she wraps it around.

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  268. Kari O'Connor

    Hi, Edyta. I just love, love, love your quilts! Thanks for sharing your art with the world. Can’t wait to try this block and experiment with some of your other ideas.

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  269. Karen

    Beautiful quilts and baskets. Thank you for the basket handle tutorial, too.
    Your Paint Box collection is so gorgeous… thanks for the chance to win.

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  270. Peggy Reilly

    Good morning. Thanks for the cute basket block! You and your beautiful patterns have taken me outside of my comfort zone in the quilting realm and I appreciate that. Thanks so much.

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  271. Lynn

    Thanks so much for the basket handle. I have had so much trouble with them and this just makes it look so easy. Thanks also for the give away.

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  272. Sandy M

    Hi Edyta! Thanks for sharing these quilts with us. I love how quilts hold so many stories and friendship quilts are ones that hold the most mystery. My first experience with basket blocks was so horrible that I stayed away from them for a while but it seemed that the quilts that offered the most inspiration were basket quilts. I just recently finished a quilt using basket blocks and I have another one in the works. I have really learned to love them. Thanks for the extra basket block. I think it will definitely find it’s way into a quilt. Have a wonderful week!

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  273. Carol Sc

    I peeked in at your blog, before leaving for ELOEA — and I love looking at all those signature quilts and your new fabrics. I have some muslin blocks, with signatures — haven’t quite decided what to do with them — they are in the “thinking” stage.

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  274. Kristy

    Oh my your photos are SO inspiring! I want to make a friendship quilt right now. I need to set up a plan to share blocks with my friends who are scattered all over. Thank you for your contribution to the quilty community, it is immense. Kristy

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  275. Janice

    I’m planning to make a “blessings” quilt this year, using a basket pattern. Still looking for ideas for my final decision…your ideas will be helpful! Thanks for sharing your talent so generously.

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  276. Janet Howse

    I’m eagerly awaiting your Paint Box collection. Thank you for making quilts that aren’t designed just for beginners. I love the more challenging blocks. Thank you for being an inspiration!

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  277. Lorrie McD.

    Your Paint Box fabric is lovely. All the baskets look great. The signature quilt is on the “to do” list……..some other projects must be finished first! Thanks for sharing.

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  278. wendy martel

    I am such a fan of your work….you have an eye for color and combining batik and traditional which is envied.. thanks for sharing the patterns…look forward to putting together your block..perhaps a small applique in the center…love the Paint Box collection and will keep my fingers crossed.

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  279. gale

    I am really enjoying the friendship blocks and seeing the fabrics everyone used in them. I am making mine as a gift for dh. Would love to have some of the paintbox fabrics. Love your quilts.

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  280. Lana

    Wow, stunning quilts!!! I love your block, thank you for sharing! I would really need to get bias tape maker now 🙂 Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  281. Lisa in Texas

    How beautiful! I love all of your work and fabric collections. Thank you for the pictures on the basket, especially the handle. I have always wanted to try a basket but have been ‘afraid’ of the handle pieces. Lisa in Texas

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  282. Lauren aka Giddy99

    What perfect baskets! I never thought I would use a bias tape maker, but now I see differently (how functional it is)! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  283. Deb

    Oh my goodness! So many beautiful things to look at!! LOVE the fabric line! And I love all your basket quilting goodies!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  284. Margaret

    Basket quilts are among my favorites! I’ve been waiting and waiting for this fabric line to come out so I can make one of your basket quilts. I’m so in love! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  285. Toni Anne Potter

    I love basket blocks also. Today I need to buy a small bias tape maker and some fusible tape, it will be so much easier than how I’ve been doing it, thanks for the tutorial. ;-> Toni Anne

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  286. Kathy

    Baskets and Springtime. . .the perfect combination. Can’t wait for your new line. Thank you for your block and your drawing.

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  287. Lisa

    Wow, the Paint Box collection is gorgeous. Your family tree quilt is just amazing and thank you for sharing your lovely antique signature quilts. Incredible inspiration all in just one post. Thank you.

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  288. Sophie

    Basket quilts and quilts with signed blocks are two of my favorite things. I have a stack of 5-inch charm squares sitting on my desk and I keep thinking little basket blocks … Your little 3 inch block pattern will be perfect. Thank you!

    I look forward to seeing your new fabrics alive and in person … I would live to win!

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  289. Sandra Timmons

    Your baskets are just beautiful. I am stopping by to say “Hi”. I have had so much fun collecting and soon to be making all these fantastic friendship blocks from the blog hop. Thank you for your free block and a chance to win that great giveaway.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  290. dee

    I love our fabric, have all your books and a good deal of your patterns – but now I NEED to do your baskets with the zig zag setting. I am putting two of the quilts from your book in our quilt show in April – just got the binding on. They are so beautiful! I hope to someday do a class with you. Hugs from MN.

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  291. Judy C in NC

    Love the colors of Paint box and thank you for all the beautiful pictures and instrucctions. Wonderful baskets. Judy C in NC

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  292. Tammy

    Gorgeous quilt projects. Thank you for the lovely block. The paint Box collection fabrics are amazeing. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  293. Judy D.

    Just love all your quilts. The scrappy look is my most favorite and you do it beautifully. You certainly have a real talent when it comes to quilting. just love the little basket pattern. Would love to win some fabric. Thanks for the freebie.

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  294. Marcia K

    I just love the colors that you use. They look so inviting and would look fantastic at my house. I need to learn to use these colors more freely at home.

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  295. Paula

    Such stunning quilts – thank you so much for sharing them with us. I love your block, and your tutorial on how to fix the handle on the basket is brilliant – I have always been slow to try them as I was daunted by the curve on the handle.

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  296. Brenda C. from WI

    Hi I am so looking forward to the release of your latest fabric line! I love following your blog and seeing all your great inspiration! Thanks so much for that!

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  297. Christy

    Thank you for the tutorial on basket blocks! The handle always kept me from trying, but now I have a better idea. I can’t wait to get started on these blocks next week!

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  298. Margaret

    I’m so glad that you shared the idea of a Friendship Quilt. I am attending a family reunion this summer, and I think you have given me an awesome idea for this get-together.

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  299. Brenda Sanders

    Beautiful quilts! And I really like the block you have chosen, but I think your baskets are just wonderful, especially the one that is a “star”. Thank you for sharing.

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  300. Beverly

    Thanks for sharing pictures of your basket quilts; they are beautiful. Your block is GREAT – can’t wait to try it.

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  301. Laur Benthien

    Your quilts are so beautifully detailed, how on earth do you get so many done! Your fabrics are lush and gorgeous as well. Thanks for the giveaway

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  302. Kay

    Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures. As a fairly new sewer I really appreciated the photo showing how to do the handle on the basket.

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  303. Cindy C.

    2 things you’ve talked about and I’ve ever attempted: Baskets and a Friendship Quilt. Now that you’ve made the basket block appear “doable”, I can see myself trying one in the VERY NEAR future. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  304. Christine Voss

    Thank You for this wonderful block. I can’t wait to make it. And, thank you for the tutorial on the basket handle. I have to try it. Your fabrics are beautiful. I am a fan!

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  305. Rita Nichols

    I’m going to take my blocks to the family reunion this summer for signatures, I can’t wait to see how lovely they will be all put together. Love your fabrics and patterns.

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  306. Mary Jo Jones

    You are such an inspiration…and you make everything look so easy. I love all that you create ..including your fabric line. Thank you for all you do for the quilting world!

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  307. Lynn b

    Such lovely quilts and patterns. I plan on making a quilt with my friendship blocks! Maybe two, for my girls to keep :0)

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  308. Donna Joy

    I had such a lovely visit with your blog this morning. Gorgeous baskets and quilts. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the basket block. The fabrics are delightful, thanks.

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  309. Kathy Baker

    Beautiful new line, beautiful quilts, too! I am also a basket lover – your Shaker basket is fantastic! Such a creative use of little squares! Thank you for the block pattern and perhaps a chance to win!

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  310. Cassie Altenbernd

    Oh my gosh! I love your basket quilts and your friendship block is beautiful. I am a rather new quilter having made only 3 quilts so far but I definitely want to take on the challenge of making your block! And your applique… lets just say I wish I could attend a workshop given by you! Thank you for the free pattern and chance to win!

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  311. Marj

    I am in love with all of your quilts. I just recently made the feathered star quilt. I will have the signature quilt on my someday list. Thank you for the chance to win some pof your fabric.

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  312. Barb E

    Good Morning! I love your little basket signature block for the quilt design. Very Unique idea. BTW… I was watching a video of you showing the lace and swag from your line. I really like that easy, time saving product available in your fabric line to enhance all of our quilts. I will have to try it!

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  313. valerie

    Hi Edyta, I love your small basket block! And your friendship triangle quilt! And… All your quilts are gorgeous! And those signature quilts, wow!
    Thank you for sharing! Val

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  314. Jacqueline

    OK.. you have convinced me to try making a basket quilt again.. Yours is absolutely gorgeous.. the fabrics are so soft and yet bright looking. The tip on using the fusible tape on the handles is great. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful quilts and the hints and pattern.

    Please enter me into your drawing – the fabrics sing to me in a way that a collection has not done for a long time.

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  315. Susan

    I LOVE your basket quilts and you triangle star is so stunning! It is so neat that all of those triangles came from a swap! Thank you for the tutorial and for the chance to win!

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  316. Beulah

    Thank you for sharing the awesome tutorial on how to make the basket handle! I’ve always avoided baskets because of the handles now I think I am ready to try some…your tutorial made it look so simple….Thank You!

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  317. Annaleena Horning

    Hello from Finland. Your quilts are simply amazing. I love your patterns and fabrics. When is your new book due and who is publishing it? I have bought almost all your books. I haven’t been able to get ‘Reason to quilt’ because it’s not available in European net bookstores. Thanks for the pretty basket block. I’ll definitely will try it.

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  318. Vicki

    Your quilts are always so inspiring and beautiful! And I love your tips about making the little basket handle… Your paintbox box fabrics are just gorgeous! Thank you so much for the generous giveaway!

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  319. Pam Etheridge

    Can’t wait to see your Paintbox fabrics in my local quilt shop. Your designs are so inspiring, and you make applique want to creep into everything I do.

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  320. Lynne

    Hi Edyta
    Your baskets are all just gorgeous. Love how you have personalised your block with the wee basket and your signature. Just shows how we can all make the same block and each will have our own personal signature/personality making them similar but oh so different. 🙂 I have your small diary for the year where I can flick and see a different quilting side to Edyta every week 🙂

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  321. Judy W

    WOW! Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful photos and stories of these beautiful friendship quilts. I particularly like the part about making the basket handle. I love the look of applique and all the details that it can show but I’ve never tried it. I love the basket and by following your tips I think I could handle it. Add that to my list of things I want to try. Thanks for the chance.

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  322. suzanne antippas

    Wow! This the most gorgeous post, from the amazing antiques through the fabulous array of basket quilts to the unique and dazzling applique designs. What a great! I’ll be back for more. Thanks!

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  323. Diane Smith

    I love everything you make and the fabrics you design are gorgeous-love the batiks with the reproduction fabriccs. What a cute applique block with the hearts-just darling. Saving these block patterns for the next friendship quilt I make. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  324. Siobhan

    I love your basket block! Thanks for the tutorial on the clover bias tape maker and fusible tape–I’ve never seen either used so it was helpful. I’m making a basket quilt now that has 290+ baskets in it, all applique, and it’s a struggle to get my handles to be nice and circular.

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  325. Lesley

    Your block is wonderful and all your quilts are stunning. Thank you for the great pattern for the little basket. Love how you use a template to make all the handles the same size. Your fabric bundles are gorgeous…thanks for the chance!

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  326. Gail Elizabeth

    Oh my what beautiful quilts you shared. Thanks for sharing how you make your basket handles. I look forward to adding a basket to the center of my quilt block.

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  327. kathie

    I love basket quilts too, actually working on one now! Love your block and will probably make a quilt with just this block repeated many times! the basket block in the center sold me! what a great tip for the cardstock template for the handle placement I thought that was genius! Thanks for the paintbox box of goodies as a giveaway I know I will have fun with it if I am lucky enough to win !
    thanks!!!!

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  328. Elinborg D. Lar.

    Hello from Iceland, I love absolutely everything you do 🙂 I´m going to make all these block and use them in a quilt which I´m giving to my 14 years old aunt on her confirmation day.

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  329. Meredith

    Hello from Australia! Love your block – especially the little basket. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric!

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  330. Jackie Roisler

    Hi 🙂 I haven’t made a friendship quilt yet, but seeing your beautiful variations has gotten my imagination designing one. I adore the block that has the signature star within the appliqued design! Thanks for the opportunity to win your new fabric.

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  331. Ellen

    Hi Edyta, here a little note from a girl in the Netherelands, I love your story about the freindship quitl so much and also the block with the hearts make mine heart jump a little, so so beautiful.
    Already started with the Moda friendship Quilt, I made two blocks this weekend, your block is gorgeous !!
    Kind regards, Ellen
    P.S I have a website but its not a quilt blog……… yet :;-)

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  332. RIFF Evelyne

    J’adore vos tissus ainsi que vos diverses créations de quilts!je ne me lasse pas de les
    admirer , elles rayonnent de sérénité ! Félicitations!!

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  333. Kathy MacKie

    I sew love your fabric choices and patterns. I have your Spring Bouquet kit and hope to start it very soon. Thanks for your inspiration and look forward to all the different blocks.

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  334. Laura

    Hi Edyta,
    I just love the Triangle Star quilt & your friendship block! I plan on making the blocks into individual wall hangings & taking them to a local Elder Care home in my city. It gives me joy to see a smile on their faces as they realize that they are NOT FORGOTTEN! You fabrics are just beautiful too . . . I’d love to add them to my new projects! Blessings,
    Laura

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