Moda Blog Hop – Size Matters

Welcome to the “Size Matters” Blog Hop hosted by Moda and their designers.

When I received the email with the theme of this Schoolhouse session “Size Matters” and my block, a simple nine-patch, I had a grin on my face.

Just take a look around, and surely we must all believe that bigger is better. In a world of Big Gulps, Big Macs, big money, big deals, big news, and everything else we know as big, society says that the size matters…

Farmers Market

As a quilter I know that size is relative, just look at this “Farmers Market” quilt… I have incorporated many different size blocks in it and while they might not all want to fit, I was able to make it happen with by adding sashing or trimming.

In this quilt made with my Blog Hop Block (click for pattern), the 2”square is the smallest, the next one is 6”, and the last one is 18”… But, really, is any one of these squares any better because it’s bigger?

Our design sense tells us that pleasing quilts—no matter what their size—artfully blend both big and small. In fabric patterns, we mix up mini-prints to go with big floral. We piece tiny squares with larger ones. And whether our work occupies an entire wall, the top of a bed, or a small entry table, or a picnic blanket what we make matters—no matter what the size.

Wedding Ring

As I worked on my quilts for market, I decided to consult with my husband Mike on the “Size Matters” topic; he looked at me and said “The only size that matters is the size of your heart”.

He is so right, how could I miss this? For every cut we make, every stitch we take, every seam we rip, and every needle we thread, the quilts we make grow bigger by the moment—not for their size, but for what we put into them. Pieced depending on our feelings at the moment, stitched to the rhythm of conversations with friends, and connecting us from one generation to another, our quilts are sizable measures of our souls.

Size does matter in the magnitude of this caring, giving, quilting community. People come together from all over the world and all walks of life with special reasons to create.

Hope Chest

My new collection for Moda “Hope Chest” is big—not in a physical sense, but rather in the big possibilities that it holds.

Remember

Size matters in fabric’s potential to fuel creativity and ideas. I hope that the look and the feel of these “Hope Chest” fabrics inspire you to play, invent, and share your whims, release your inner self, and celebrate your life stories.

Sentimental Scraps

 With soft blues, timeless rusts, rich golds, and heartfelt reds, “Hope Chest” fabrics capture the range of passion and emotion that sizably impact any fabric mix.

I just can’t wait to see what you do with it…

Please leave me a comment for a chance to win a prize on September 16th from the “Hope Chest” Collection including bundles of fabrics, patterns, stencils and Silhouettes.
Get inspired and have a delightful picnic with it!

Remember to visit the other two designers on the Moda Blog Hop today,
French General and Zen Chic!

The schedule for the blog is:

September 5, 2013
Bunny Hill
Basic Grey
Sweetwater

September 6, 2013
Jan Patek Quilts
Pat Sloan
Sandy Gervais

September 9, 2013
Deb Strain
Barbara Brackman
V & Co.

September 10, 2013
Lauren + Jessi Jung
Kate Spain
Me and My Sister Designs

September 11, 2013
Kathy Schmitz Studios
Minick & Simpson
Primitive Gatherings

September 12, 2013
Fig Tree & Co.
Malka Dubrawsky
Thimbleblossoms

September 13, 2013
Blackbird Designs
Cotton Way
Stephanie Ryan Design Studio

September 14, 2013
Kansas Troubles
Aneela Hoey

After you have visited all of the designers on the blog hop and collected all of your block patterns, Moda will post the quilt assembly instructions on Moda’s Blog, September 16.

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1,364 thoughts on “Moda Blog Hop – Size Matters

  1. Renee Welton

    First time visit to your blog. My what an “eye you have. I just love everything. So glad I found you, this will be a lovely “getting to know you” journey. It would be do wonderful to receive your gift. I’ll just wait and hope.

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  3. Diana Conner

    Large or small? Nothing much prettier than my large Mountain Top quilt! What about small? I adore my small wall embroidered Hop To It quilt! Love them both so size doesn’t always matter!!

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  4. Pauline F

    Edyta, you never disappoint. Your quilts are always amazing, your blog posts beautifully written and so inspiring. Thank you for all you do for the quilting communities. I’ve learned so much from you in your workshops and lectures. Michael is right…“The only size that matters is the size of your heart” and Edyta, your heart is the size of Texas. Thanks so much for sharing your love of quilting with all of us. Looking forward to seeing Hope Chest in the quilt shops.

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  5. Charlotte Smith

    Edyta,
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabrics! Just purchased Joy Batiks – fats quarters/layer cake. Too pretty to cut into. Reaching Out -fabrics washed, patterns cut, overlay made for hand applique – now to make the stems and start.
    The basket of ‘goodies’ will be welcome in “my room”.

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  6. Pat

    First time to visit your blog, thanks to tip from Cindy of Hooked on Quilting in Fayetteville, TN. The basket looks like a great prize! Maybe I’ll win?

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  7. Ellie Shirk

    I can’t believe I found the correct place to comment on the Hope Chest fabrics basket. Boy would I like to win this. I can only “Hope”!!!!!

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  8. Terry Green

    It was a thrill to meet you, see your trunk show, and take your class this past August in Warren, PA. I’ve signed up to go on your trip to Ireland next year and can’t wait to meet you again.. The basket is wonderful and I would just flip if I could win it!

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  9. Hannah Yoder

    Wow!! You are such an inspiration!! It was FANTASTIC being able to hear you speak recently in Warren, PA!! Your “Remember” Quilt is going to have to be put on my “Quilts To Make” List…. It, along with so many others of yours, is just stunning!!

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  10. Patricia Schroder

    Love your beautiful quilts and fabrics. I would love a chance to when this wonderful picnic basket. Thanks for the give away!

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  11. Sheral Brewer

    I dream is to make everyone of your quilts. I love everything you do. Beautiful work and Beautiful fabric. Someday I hope to be somewhere where you are giving a class. Thanks for all your beautiful quilts.

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  12. Trish

    Just purchased Seasonal Silhouettes and the whole set of laser cut blocks…..can’t wait to finish it for display! Thanks for sharing your love and passion for beautiful quilts!!

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  13. Rita Larson

    Sounds like Mr. Laundry Basket Quilts is a very wise man. I Hope this Chest of goodies finds it way to me. If size matters ~ ~ I have Huge expectations!

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  14. Sarah

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything you do–just need more hours in the day so I can make them all–would put this gorgeous Hope Chest stuff to great use!

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  15. Patricia Dear

    Edyta, I attended your lecture in Fonthill, Ontario and have become an ardent fan. Please continue to do what you do. It is very much appreciated by we quilters. The basket looks like quilters’ heaven.

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  16. Donna Cochran

    Dear Edyta thank you for your design inspirations and the great love each work of art reflects. The basket give away is this quilters dream. I believe that a quilt is love.a

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  17. LinzeyJoy

    We need to free our quilt imagination from the rules that keep our creations “small” in personal expression. Edyta, you help us rise to our personal best!

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  18. Jo Richards

    Edyta, thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a glorious prize basket. If only more people would realize that the size of one’s heart is the only size that matters.

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  19. Michelle Pipeling

    What an amazing new line, love all the goodies. Love everything you do.
    You are so talented. Thanks for sharing your goodies with all of us!!

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  20. Elaine B

    As usual you have put a beautiful collection togeter. Would love the challenge of making a project with the contents of the basket.

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  21. Holly C. from Seabrook, TX

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything you do! Your use of color is spectacular and your projects so fun. It has inspired me to start both a HST exchange and a “All Things Edyta” Club here in the Clear Lake area of Houston, TX. Can’t wait to see what you bring to IQF this year!

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  22. Joellyn P in MI

    I love your new hope chest fabric. It would be a dream to win this collection of fabrics patterns etc. I love all your designs, books, patterns, and fabrics. Our guild recently made a raffle quilt using one of your fabric collections I have quite a collection of your works. Now if we could only get you to do a workshop at our guild I’d be in heaven.

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  23. Cindy S

    I have been quilting for 30 years, and see inspiration for another quilt every day. Your colors are amazing! Thank you for the romance of a picnic!

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  24. deb

    Edyta with over 1000 comments I shall be very lucky to have a chance at hope, so I am throwing in that chance Love your work, your personality and your family great time with you in Ontario.

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  25. Kelly

    I am drooling over the Hope Chest basket! I took your Baskets class in August at The Lodge in Gretna, Nebraska. I love your sense of style and color and I enjoyed every minute of the class! Thanks for the great pictures of your vacation on Instagram after you left us–they were incredible.

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  26. cat stone

    what a wonderful prize! Not sure if this is open to Aussies but even if it isn’t, I want to say that I love your beautiful patterns.

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  27. Lynn Meadows

    Love this line of patterns and fabric; well I love just about everything you’ve done. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Stella Kuhn

    When I took your class in August I learned so much from you and can’t wait for the opportunity to take another. When I attended TVQA the following day and heard your speech and watched your trunk show, I was so impressed. I came away that weekend thoroughly motivated and inspired by you. I love your fabulous fabrics, your beautiful patterns and books. Your creative skills are inspiring. I admire you and your adorable family. I would love to win The Hope Chest.

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  29. Kathy M Boice

    What a beautiful basket full of goodies with lots of inspiration to get us started on a new project! All that plus much more insight from a beautiful Lady, Edyta Sitar!!

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  30. bev baggett

    I was so blessed to be able to go to one of your classes…It was wonderful!! I would love to win this give a way. bev baggett

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  31. Cheryl Schaefer

    I absolutely adore the quilt you made with your block and the gorgeous blue fabric. I’m eager to try making one just like it . Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Subee

    I was lucky enough to hear you speak in Auburn Indiana. Once I saw your quilts I was hooked. Your colors are my colors. I have made many of your patterns. I am crossing my fingers here in New Haven Indiana.
    XOXOXO Subee
    and awaiting my last order from your website. WHOHOOO!!

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  33. judy dunmire

    Love the hope chest and the colors are lush! Got my fingers crossed!! All your fabrics and quilts are so lovely. Have one pattern picked out to make for our guild show Fall of 2014…..

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  34. Deborah Peters

    Just loving the colors and designs in Laundry Basket Quilts! Look forward to designing my own quilts, and wouldn’t that basket be some inspiration!
    Happy quilting all!

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  35. Julie L

    Even though I’ve read them through and through, I still love to pour through your books. Such elegant and comforting designs – always a joy!

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  36. Judy Danz

    Love your designs!!! Years ago I bought a table runner that I fell in love with. Found the pattern recently and realized that it’s one of yours! I can honestly say I’ve been a fan for years!!! Thank you for a wonderful give-away… I hope my name is chosen!

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  37. Shelley D

    All of your patterns and fabrics are so inspiring. I love browsing through all of them. The possibilities with the new collection are endless as you have already proved. Quilting for charities and giving back is rewarding when you see the faces light up at what you have created. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  38. Michelle Anderton

    What a great giveaway. I love all of Edyta’s quilts and I love the new colors. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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  39. Kyra Rider

    Edyta, your quilts are beautiful and inspiring. I have had the pleasure of attending two of your trunk shows in the past. When I read your blog, I can hear your voice as you tell your stories. You are an amazing story teller! Thank you for sharing.

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  40. Kim Calhoun

    I love, love, love your quilts. I am working on your over the rainbow quilt right now. I am on block 8. I would really like to win your basket full of goodies! Thanks for all you do to inspire me.

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  41. Barbara Leaheey

    Thank you for a chance to win a picnic basket! Thought your sillouettes were
    such a good idea. Liked the quilt from Touch of Amish! Hope to see you again
    at another “Touch” retreat!

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  42. Tina plohetski

    I love everything you do. Also the tradition behind your patterns. I have my grandmothers hope chest, and this would be a great line of fabric to make a quilt to display on top.

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  43. Julie A. Boster

    “Size Matters” to me in so many ways. I have a small family with big hearts & big love! I have dreams that are sizeable. I love to quilt with big & small blocks .I like fabrics with big prints & small prints. Thank-you for the chance to win your beautiful & generous “Hope Chest Collection” prize ~

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  44. Mitzi Gerring

    As always Edyta, you inspire me with your fabric and pattern creations. Hope you were able to have many picnics with your family this summer.

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  45. Sherry Harvey

    Once again you have c created stunning fabric! I will be honored to quilt with it if I am lucky enough to win. What talent you have. Thanks! For all you have designed that has provided pleasure in my quilting fun.

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  46. Wendy Barker Paull

    I have been making quilts for 10 years. What I would most like to do – at the top of my bucket list – is to applique. I so admire every quilt you make. And the fabrics you’ve designed.

    If I could take a class from you, that would be a dream come true! Winning the Hope Chest would be a treasure for sure!

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  47. Michelle

    That is one almighty basket of love to win, so very generous of you to have such an awesome giveaway, thank you for the opportunity.

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  48. Janet Howse

    What a beautiful basket full of so many scrumptious things! I love your quilts! Thank you for designing quilt patterns that appeal to more experienced quilters!

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  49. Colleen Nunes

    Love your patterns and fabrics! Working on Common Bride and the Spools quilt from your Friendship book! Can’t wai to finish them and start making your Hope Chest and Remember quilt!

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  50. Betty Moubray

    I am in awe of the way you use colors and patterns. I get so inspired everytime I visit your blog and website. Thanks for everything you do in the world of quilting!

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  51. Cheryl Covey

    I love everything you do! Just isn’t enough time or money to do everything! My quilting buddies and I would have so much fun with the beautiful basket of goodies!
    Thank you for everything you do to brighten up so many lives!

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  52. Carol Stanek

    Edyta, What a wonderful opportunity for a lucky person to receive a basketful of your fabric! I just love them all! Thank you for the change and keep up the great work!!!

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  53. barbara (in Tennesse

    Loved your class in Tullahoma, Tennessee this summer. Really would like to win this and looking forward to making this block

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  54. Lana Drum

    Your husband’s comment about “the only size that matters is the size of your heart” really applies to quilters’ hearts, because they are always sharing ideas, techniques, inspiration and fabric with one another! Thanks for your giveaway opportunity! Lana

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  55. Jeanne

    Heart is the place to judge the size, Mike is full of wisdom. I enjoy everything you do, visiting you pages always makes me smile. Thanks for a chance to win some of your goodies. 🙂

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  56. Sandra

    Love your quilts, the combinatoin of the batiks with the fabrics inspires me. Would love to make a beautiful quilt out of your basket. And show them to all my quilting friends.
    They will be jealous……Sandra (Netherlands).

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  57. Janette Bibby

    Size matters.
    Simplicity matters.
    Beauty matters.
    Creativity matters.
    All these matters come together in your collections and patterns. I am always thrilled to see what you come up with next. You inspire us to create something that matters to us.
    I can hardly wait to hold Hope Chest fabrics in my hands and see what they lead me to make.
    Thank you for all the fun and inspiration.
    -Janette

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  58. Sheelagh Webster

    Wow!!
    Beautiful quilts and wonderful colors in the Hope Chest Collection.
    Mike’s comment is perfect – so inspirational.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  59. Sandy

    Your work is such an inspiration to me! Love the rich colors of your newest line! Being a poet at heart, I had to smile out loud when I watched your presentation for “Size Matters”!

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  60. karen myers

    You are such an inspiration your fabrics, quilts and patterns are beyond words. I would love to win something from your drawing

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  61. Brenda Hulsey

    Your husband said some wise words! Your fabrics and quilt are stunning! They are so warm and rich at the same time! love them!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  62. Sue Manley

    I am presently making a double wedding ring quilt using some of your Hope Chest precut fabrics now – by adding your fabrics to others in my stash, I will have my own unique quilt – thanks for the inspiration – I would love to win the basket of goodies!

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  63. Debra

    Your quilts are beautiful…heart-warming! Thank you for offering such a wonderful array of quilting goodies and chance to win.

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  64. Judith

    I love your idea of using different sizes of 9-patch blocks in the same quilt. And, thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.

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  65. Linda

    Such beautiful and inspirational designs! I love your block for the blog hop. A simple 9 patch can be so versatile. It is lovely with your fabrics and layout.

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  66. agck

    I hope to win and make something so gorgeous then I would donate to a relief fund. Then someone would get the surprise of a lifetime, and maybe for 1 minute they could forget about their troubles!

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  67. Lola

    I love your new patterns and fabric from your Hope Chest collection.
    I especially love the feathers in the Remember quilt.
    Thank you Michael for reminding us what truly matters.
    Thank you Moda!
    THANK YOU EDYTA!!!

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  68. sewernancy

    I love your fabrics and quilts, I am addicted to batiks, but love how you mix reg fabrics in with them. love the scrappy look on quilts. I just watched you quilt show taping this am while exercising and watched your quilting with the stars another time. your quilts are wonderful. Thanks for the give away it would be so fun to do one of your quilts with it.

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  69. Deb S

    What wonderful gifts! I hope I win. I loved your “Stars in Quilts” today – – now I just have to finish the quilt that I’ve started!

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  70. Sheri-Lee Youmans

    Oh my gosh!!!! Winning this basket would make me feel like a kid at Christmas…it is just so stunningly beautiful and generous! I am a long time fan of your fabrics and pattern, thank you for the opportunity and your wonderful talent!
    Blessings
    Sheri-Lee

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    1. agck

      I hope to win and make something so gorgeous then I would donate to a relief fund. Then someone would get the surprise of a lifetime, and maybe for 1 minute they could forget about their troubles!

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  71. Mom C

    Love your comments. That ‘s just the way I feel, that I am sewing love into every quilt or project I make. Your pictures are gorgeous. I would love to make something with your Hope Chest. Thanks.

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  72. Judy Hillebrand

    Edyta, your view of the world and the quilting industry is fresh and innovative. I was in your workshop yesterday in Lake Forest, Illinois, and loved every minute of it. Your workshops are always fun–no wonder you are in such demand. Enjoy the cookies!

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  73. Melissa

    Thank you for sharing this block! I was looking for inspiration for a charity quilt and I found it with the nine patch! Who would’ve thought?

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  74. Trina Miller

    Thank you for the opportunity. I love your quilts. I have one of your books that I love to look at and I find inspiring. One day I want to make one of the quilts.

    Trina

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  75. Cheryl E

    I love your designs and fabrics. I had planned to be in attendance when you were at TVQA’s Assembly Day this past July but unfortunately I had to go out of town and missed you. I always look forward to your next publication!

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  76. Cindy A.

    Love your style!!! I was priviledged to be in the audience at TVQA’s Assembly Day July 20. Thank you, and your family, for taking the time to visit with us and to share your beautiful work and a bit of yourself. Your fan base (of which I was already one) grew tremendously in size that day. Know that your time spent alone in your studio is never done in vain as we are there in spirit and look forward to the treasures that you create and share with us.

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  77. Lisa A

    I have found that as a quilter, the size of the quilt doesn’t matter nearly as much as the process. Any time I am playing with fabric and patterns I’m having fun with the creative process.

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  78. Lizzie

    I think the border prints are especially nice in this range! And I love your gathering of spools, and those fabulous 9 patches!

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  79. Michele

    Not my typical palette range, but there is something striking about them that could nudge me out of my comfort zone. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  80. Marie Chat

    I loved your blog and especially your husband’s comment that you included. Your hope chest of love looks so inviting and friendly as a fabric group. What a prize indeed! Thanks!

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  81. Cheryl B

    Hope Chest really is such a beautiful collection! Thanks for putting your big heart into designing it for all of us.

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  82. Bonnie Willets

    Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring talent with all of us and for the chance of your wonderful giveaway. I, too, agree that it isn’t the size of the quilt that matters, it’s the love of every stitch you put into it.

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  83. Jean

    I love the line HOPE CHEST. And I agree with the size of one’s heart. My heart is heavy today as I know 2 “new” people who just got the word “cancer” added to their vocabulary. I want to sew something for them ASAP. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  84. Kelly Jackson

    Oh Size Does Matter…. Especially when it comes to fabric…I want a big piece for sure. I want the biggest spools of Aurifil Thread too! LOL

    As always, your quilts and fabric are beautiful and yes, the size of a heart does matter…I agree with Mike.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  85. Janet Crossman

    Wow, thanks for such a lovely giveaway, you are an idol to me so I would have to make one of your designs for SURE!!!!!

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  86. Diane Smith

    Love the colors of your new line Hope Chest. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! You are an incredible designer and really love your new quilts. I appreciate how all your older and newer fabric lines coordinate with each other-just wonderfully and how they play with reproduction lines!!! Been a fan since the beginning.

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  87. Lisa McGriff

    Picnic? I don’t think so, that would be a P-A-R-T-Y! What a giveaway! Loving your block and can’t wait to see them all!

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  88. Brenda Howard

    Wow, Edyta what a great basket, I can just see the ladies in my “Stars in my Laundry Basket” group drooling if I were to win. Thank you for the chance and all the wonderful patterns, fabric and books you design to satisfy our “BIG” lust for more!

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  89. Jane Freeman

    What a wonderful picnic basket! The size of your heart must be XXL. I love all of your quilts and wish I could make all of them.

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  90. Betty Baker

    All I can say is WOW. Everytime I see your quilts, I am in awe. Love your husbands sentiments about the only important thing is the size of your heart.

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  91. Clare

    I love these blog hops and the `Hope Chest` is so inspirational. Please enter me in the draw. I also love the way your wedding ring quilt is with the two fabrics in the centre large section. Happy stitching.

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  92. Kath Hintz

    Oh what beautiful quilts. My favourite would have to be Sentimental Scraps. The basket of goodies is nothing short of fantastic. What a wonderful prize!

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  93. Mary Lecea

    Aren’t you glad you married Mike? Who knows when you would have found quilting if not for your new family. I’m so glad you visited our guild in Flint befor going on TQS – your popularity has deservedly grown exponentially. Love your designs and your combinations of fabrics. Glad you’re the first blogger in this set; it makes for great expectations for the rest.

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  94. Gale

    Love this post and seeing all the beautiful quilts you have made. I so want to make them all, but if I had to pick Sentimental Scraps would be it. Thanks for a chance to win the awesome prize.

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  95. Cheya

    I loved seeing your beautiful quilts but, even more, I enjoyed the touching sentiments you shared. Thank-you for lifting my spirits today.

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  96. Rose Marie

    Oh, your husband is very wise, saying that the only size that matters is the size of your heart. What lovely quilts you have shown us. I especially like ‘Remember’. thank you for sharing!

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  97. Susan

    This was thought-provoking. Thanks for the pictures in between that broke up the seriousness of my thoughts. I love your husband’s comments. My husband was like that, could take it all and reduce it to one thought that really mattered. Thanks for sharing what yours said on this topic.

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  98. Marsha Rosenberger

    I love your designs and fabric. Your color choices are wonderful.
    I have taken 2 classes from you and enjoyed them very much.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  99. Heather P

    I love your patterns and this would be a great opportunity to make one up using these beautiful fabrics I would have a hard time choosing between Grey matters or Clarity Also have another in mind I think it was Cross it…. Your work is beautiful and thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. Heather P

    Love your blog!! and just love what your husband said that it is the size of your heart…. that is wonderful. Such beautiful work and such an inspiration to Thanks for the chance to win

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  101. Rusty McHale

    What a great birthday present that would be. Mine is tomorrow Sept. 9th and I just love your website.
    Thank you.

    Rusty

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  102. nancy potter

    Oh my what a sight! I must have been having my head in the sand never to have been here before. one quilt is more beautiful than next. I have spent most of the summer working on Charity Quilt to built our stash of quilt and lower my stash of fabric. I’m ready for a picnic of new fabric and patterns, here in the north east the color is stating to change and some cool night and everywhere you go you can smell grapes. thank you again for this beautiful eye candy and inspiration
    nancy

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  103. debby warthen

    You were at my guild a couple months ago and i cannot begin to tell you how much i enjoyed your presentation! I have been quilting for a very long and have not seen or felt such inspiration in quite awhile. Thank you for all you do. It is such a blessing to others even though you may not always know it. The Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild loves you! Keep up the good work! I am going to try your block in a couple different sizes.

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  104. Chiska

    I love the size of your heart mattering comment your husband made. Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely fabric.

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  105. Party Pills

    I totally agree with you the fabrics and styles are of the upmost of importance and will always reflect on the overall finished product as to how beautiful it will end up looking.

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  106. Jane Betterley

    Edyta you are inspirational on a number of levels. What a beautiful way to get your message across. I look forward to working with and enjoying your new fabric line.

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  107. Terry Nixon

    Your new collection is your prettiest one yet! Watched your episode on The Quilt Show again this afternoon. Loved your studio tour and your Lemoyne star demo. Thanks for so much inspiration!

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  108. Pamela Miller

    Your fabrics and designs are fabulous! I love how you choose your colors in making your quilts-they are absolutely beautiful.

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  109. Darly Dulion

    Edyta, you always have the sweetest, most kind, and thought provoking comments. Your new fabric line is once again just lovely. I look forward to playing with it and I especially look forward to seeing what you have done with it. Your quilts always take us back in time a little with their warmth and nostalgic feel. Thank you 🙂

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  110. Elizabeth Johnson

    This is the best post I have ever read about size! I watched you in the video of market and loved your verbal presentation. What else can I say, I love your beautiful fabric and quilts. A picnic quilt would be lovely maybe out of all the patterns, it would be quite a sampler. Thank you for the chance and the post!

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  111. Lori Smanski

    What a fabulous give a way. Thanks so much for the chance. I so agree with you that the only size that matters is the size of our hearts.

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  112. Patricia Steadman

    Wow what a great gift I would love a chance to win! I love all your quilts you are so talented. Thanks for a great giveaway .

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  113. Ani Hudson

    What a fantastic blog post, so heartfelt and every word of it true! Thank you thank you! I LOVE the new fabric for Moda, gorgeous! There are as many possibilities as one can dream! Happy Autumn!

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  114. KarenCA

    I really enjoyed your post, very thoughtful, especially your husband’s comment. Love the name of your new line and the colors are wonderful.

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  115. Anne J

    Hope Chest is beautiful. I would love it to make a quilt for my mom, to put on her hope chest (that belonged to her grandmother). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. Deborah Law

    I love the colors in this collection and would love to win this basket of beautiful fabrics. I love all your books and collections!

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  117. Brandy Pettit

    Edyta, you and Mike are so inspiring, I love your stories. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, and your designs with us. I look forward to seeing more in the future, you are such a wonderful artist!
    ~Brandy

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  118. Margi

    Your hubby Mike was so right..and aren’t we blessed that quilting fills a part f it.
    Beautiful blog and gorgeous new line

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  119. Diane W

    Oh I can’t wait to feel and touch your beautiful new line. The colors seems so rich and your new patterns, oh, WOW! Thanks for doing all the math for the 9 patch block, I will print it out and place it in my notebook for easy access. The basket of goodies would make anyone do a happy dance.

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  120. Jane S.

    Those are such beautiful fabrics! I think they’re a perfect choice for this blog hop. 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win.

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  121. Judy R

    I am one of seven women who sew together each week in a small house belonging to one of our members. We each have our likes and dislikes when quilting but we can all agree when we sew for a cause and create a quilt together. We put “our hearts” into the work and our individual talents as well….a wonderful feeling! Judy R from Buffalo

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  122. kim k

    I just love your color choices. I am drawn to your quilts whenever I see them posted. Thanks for sharing your love of quilting.

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  123. Suzk

    Your fabric and patterns are wonderful and very inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win some of both! I’m currently putting together fabrics to make Common Bride – figure by the time my son gets around to proposing to his lovely girlfriend I might have the quilt made!

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  124. Diane Oakes

    Your quilts are beautiful!! You spoke at our guild a few years ago and I have been interested in your work ever since. Thanks for all you offer the quilting world.

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  125. Carol LaBella

    I have found your blog via Landauer Publishing post and enjoyed reading it. I have recently retired and long to get back to quilting again. Your Farmer’s Market quilt and the Blog Hop Block (I love blues) have inspired me to get supplies together and start quilting again. Could so use this beautiful basket to add to my stash and needed supplies. Thank you so very much for this opportunity and happy to have found your blog.

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  126. Rosemary Dempster

    Oh a picnic on the beach here in Orkney, sitting sewing on the dunes, watching the waves roll in. What a thought! Roll on the good weather again. Love the designs and colours. They just sing!

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  127. Ruth Shelton

    I have been living on Hope and Faith alone lately. Thanks for the Box of Hope.
    The name in itself is encouraging. Thanks for sharing.

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  128. Bebe

    Just love your heart felt designs, and the combinations of fabrics you use!
    The basket of goodies are luscious- whomever wins is going to have lots of fun!

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  129. Debra Hayes

    Your quilts and fabrics are truly exquisite. I visit your blog often and am always wanting more! Your husband is right, it is truly the heart that matters, thanks for opening yours to us. Debra

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  130. christine d hollaway

    Lots of us left messages on Facebook, at first I couldn’t find this comments section.

    I hope to win this Hope Chest! You are an inspiration!

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  131. Barb Johnson

    Your husband’s comment was so sweet! He’s a keeper! Thanks for the block pattern, and for hosting a giveaway!

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  132. Christine

    I love your quilts especially the ones with blue in them! Thank you for the wonderful basketful of goodies for your give-away (like the picnic basket too 🙂

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  133. Carol Yedlick

    Love all of your books, patterns, and fabrics. You do such fantastic work. The quilts are beautiful. Keep up the good work.

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  134. Machelle

    Wowser! Beautiful photos and quilts. The nine patch is one of the first blocks I learned to make and it is a favorite. Great post, very inspiring! Thank you for your lovely insights.

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  135. Jenelle Boxberger

    wow, what an amazing picnic basket. Who wouldn’t love to dive into that great giveaway gift. This is fun.

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  136. Elizabeth Monahan

    What a wonderful basket of goodies! Loved your post — it’s like going to a quilt show without leaving home.

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  137. Betsy

    For Christmas I received one of your patterns from my daughter. That hope basket has everything I need to start making it. Tank you for the chance

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  138. MS Barb

    I love your patterns & color combinations! You are so gifted in your ability to create beautiful quilts! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  139. Maggi Oswald

    The older I get, the more I think bigger is better. My fingers are getting more and more stiff, and my eye sight is getting worse. So, I no longer piece anything that finishes less than 2 inches, because it’s just to hard to handle and see!!! But I will keep quilting until they pry my rotary cutter out of my cold dead fingers – LOL

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  140. Toni Arnold

    Your blog struck a chord with me as I love mini quilts as well as large. The love to create unites us all. I’m anxious to see your new line in person and would love to win a sample.

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  141. Carol Moellers

    Just like the fabulous selection you get at a good old fashion farmers market, Edyta’s basket full of goods is full of Moda fresh goodness. It would be great to get this beautiful basket full of yummies and make some homesome, mouthwatering, delectable quilts for the family to enjoy. Only the best blue ribbon quilts come from the best ingredients, the right recipe, and a master baker. Thank you Moda for all your great ingredients and Edyta for your great pattern and fabric designs.

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  142. Pam

    Thank you for your ongoing inspiration to all quilters. The love you have for your quilts and for other quilters shines through always! Your new designs are particularly lovely and the Size Matters blog hop will be a fun way to begin a new project!

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  143. Karen A

    Your post was special. I enjoyed all you had to share about size. And sharing all your beautiful quilts and lovely fabric.

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  144. Marty

    Your quilts are absolutely beautiful. My next step is to incorporate flowers and stems by starting to appliqué. I love your Remember quilt.

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  145. Janet Frank

    Love you new line, Hope Chest. And how very true….the only size that matters is the size of your heart. Sounds like you have a great Hubby…..just like I do! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  146. Chris Teague

    The photo of the spool blocks gave me the idea for the block I am going to make as a part of a pincushion exchange we are hosting at our local quilt shop. You never know where inspiration will strike.

    And I wanted to respond to what your husband said about “the size of your heart.”

    It’s silly to say this now but when I was pregnant with my second child, I actually worried that I couldn’t possibly love ‘it’ as much as I loved my daughter. What I didn’t realize was that the heart doesn’t divide; it expands.

    For me, I find it’s the same with quilting; With every pattern design or fabric line that comes out, my appreciation for the artists behind the scenes just expands. The only thing that diminishes is the time I have on this earth to make all the quilts spinning inside my head! However, this knowledge has never stopped me from buying more fabric, naturally. I am hopelessly addicted to quilt-making, but I ain’t going to rehab! Quilting is my therapy….

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  147. Judy Offen

    So many beautiful quilts–I recently purchased one of your books and can’t wait to begin working on my first Edyta quilt!

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  148. cheryl hammond

    Hope Chest is so beautifully graphic & rich in color. I can see many Christmas gifts being made from this fabric line!

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  149. Lori

    This is my first time on your blog as well but you have been now added to my read daily list! I love your quilts and am currently hand appliqueing Springtime Bouquet! Thank you for your talent and generosity!

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  150. Laura Valdez

    I just heard about this blog hop at guild last night and jumped on as soon as I could today. Love your line! Am going to put you blog on my favorites right now! Wow, would it be super to win this on the 16th for my birthday!

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  151. Mary

    Mike is right – its the size of the love. That’s why we spend so much time and so much money, and put so much of ourselves into our quilts and then give them away. I say there is love and prayers in every stitch for the one to whom the quilt is for. Each occasion for gifting to someone must have its own quilt – so the right love is included. I have projects that were never finished on time for the occasion, but I cannot give it to someone else, the love is for the original recipient and must be finished for them, no matter how late.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win. The love you put into your quilts is obvious to me! Thanks for sharing.

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  152. Denise

    Love your new fabric collection, Hope Chest, and the quilts you designed to showcase it!!! So many beautiful quilts to make.

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  153. cheryl C

    wow! your quilts are always an inspiration, just lovely. my sister taught me to quilt and she got me hooked on your quilts and fabrics. thanks for the great giveaway!

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  154. Elaine

    Edyta,
    What a wonderful post! Well, we know the size of your talent is enormous. Your lovely quilts are poetry in fabric.
    Thank you.

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  155. Dawn F

    HI Edyta,
    This is my first time on your blog and I must say I’m really enjoying myself!! I’ve seen your designs and patterns before and I wanted to tell you that you are quite talented! Your hubby is right about the size of our hearts being the most important thing… Your picnic basket is beyond words! What a lovely giveaway! Thank you so much for sharing your many talents with us! I’m looking forward to seeing future blog posts! Happy Quilting!

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  156. Jo-Anne Craig

    I love your use of fabric. Always! I think that your fabric choices in “Remember” are particularly fitting for this post. Many people would not put those large scale prints in the same pattern as solids and small prints but the result is beautiful.

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  157. Sharon Judkins

    I love these fabrics in your new collection! They are so pretty. I also love the options with the bigger blocks. Such a fun blog hop.

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  158. Lee

    Thank you for the inspirational blog post and lovely giveaway. It would be a huge picnic full of fun for my daugher and I to use!

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  159. Donna Sparling

    Great blog – love all the pictures of your quilts! Very inspiring to want to make something with your fabrics. Just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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  160. Tricia

    Oh my goodness! I hop around to different designers blogs for inspiration and it’s my way of getting out. I have a wonderful adventure every day. Thank you so much for sharing. I absolutely love your new fabric and quilt designs; omg I am such an addict!

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  161. Cindy Fuhrman

    Hello 🙂 I loved what you wrote as much as what you have sewn–thank you for sharing your words and your beauty with the world.

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  162. Marjorie Bauman

    The only size that matters is the size of your heart!!!! Your quilts are a feast for the eyes and your husband’s insight is food for thought!

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  163. Mary Jo

    Hope Chest is such a beautiful line! Loving what you do makes whatever you do very special, and who wouldn’t love working with THAT fabric! I treasure the whole process when I make a quilt, and remember making each and every quilt I finish!

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  164. Donna

    Thank you for the opportunity to win – my mom has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and I would love to make a quilt for her.

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  165. Phaye

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely basket of your patterns and fabrics. Also thank you and your husband for the reminder of what truly matters.
    Take care

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  166. Janet

    What wonderful and delightful comments about size. Opens ones heart and eyes to many ideas that are very pleasing and happy to ones soul. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas and also thanks for teasing us a bit with an opportunity to win your beautiful Hope Chest picnic basket of goodies.

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  167. Linda Janovitz

    I am glad I had this opportunity to see your patterns. They are so alive, they are GREAT ! I hope I have the chance to use them with your fabric designs.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  168. 1Hershey10

    I have seen you many times and love all of your fabrics and quilts. Can’t wait to see this new fabric line and use it in a quilt.

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  169. Dora Morris

    I just LOVE the quilt that you made using the block for the Blog Hop. I have a quilt retreat/camp coming up in October and it would be wonderful if I won the basket. I might even share with my Quilt Sisters.

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  170. Anne Brown

    I love your thought on making quilts and their impact on not only oneself but to others. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  171. Cathy DuCharme

    Edyta, you are an inspiration to me! I feel your gentle spirit in your designs and I am so impressed by the sheer volume of your work….so many new patterns and your fabrics are simply beautiful! I’d love to win!

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  172. Maree

    Love your beautiful words and your beautiful fabrics! This giveaway is going to make someone very happy! ☺ Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!

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  173. KatieQ

    Thank you for sharing the lovely idea for the quilt with varied size 9 patch blocks. Your husband sounds like a very wise man. I think you should definitely keep him.

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  174. Jean Elliott

    Oh goodness – that’s a very large basket of goodies!! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!! Love your fabric designs.

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  175. Carla N.

    The Farmers Market Quilt is beautiful I love the colors. The art of quilting is always from the heart. Your patterns are wonderful looking forward to seeing more designs.

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  176. Linda P

    What absolutely gorgeous quilts! Love the name of the collection. I’ve started making quilts for my granddaughers, ages 10 & 12 to add to a Hope Chest for them. Thank you, Edyta.

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  177. Kd Brown

    Edyta, I think your quilt Remember is gorgeous! Laundry Basket Quilts sets the bar high with outstanding quilt design and construction.

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  178. Debbie

    Your quilts are so beautiful! It is very inspiring to look at all your pictures, I can’t wait to start on one of them.

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  179. Janice

    Your husband is to sweet. I love your quilt where you kept adding strips till all the blocks fit together. I would love to do that with a Christmas quilt using all the different blocks I see online.

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  180. Linda Thurber

    I feel so fortunate to have meet you in person. You have such an eye for not only design but color. Love the blue. Working on the little basket blocks you taught us to make at the Quilted Moose last month. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!

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  181. Sue

    I love how much you used the 9 patch and all the other squares. It’s my favorite square to use. Looks great with your color combinations!

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  182. Sally Murray

    Love the picnic quilt (9patch in a 9patch in a nine patch!) Also loved your husbands comment! thanks for a chance to win

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  183. Patti

    A very thought provoking discussion you have presented. I enjoyed your husband’s comment, and he is so right. Beautiful patterns and fabric. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  184. Barbara

    Stitching by hand is my way of relaxing. I have made a quilted table runner and of course own some fabrics. I keep telling myself this year I am going to make something bigger. Who knows your inspiration may push me to give it a try? Thanks

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  185. Aggiequilter

    What a lovely beginning to the hop … size truly doesn’t matter in quilting, whether it’s a miniature or a mug rug, a baby quilt, to a bed sized quilt – the quilt maker enjoys the planning and the process of creation – and the receiver enjoys the thought, the heart and care that went into the finished piece.
    What a picnic – party there will be with your wonderful giveaways ! Thanks for the chance to win !

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  186. Janice McNeff

    When considering the phase, size matters, i think of another pharse, the bigger the better. Here in the heart of the Midwest, I think of the size of farm implements, they are almost majestic, and before long these grand scale machines will be hard at work harvesting those small little grains to feed a hungry world. One might also recall that good things come in small packages, my grand children are a testament to that! The power of those little lips giving those tinder little kisses, well they could move mountains! So size does matter, large or small it’s just right! Thats what makes it all so wonderful! Thank you, Edyta, for sharing your huge talent to this growing community of quilters. To size it up, it’s just right!

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  187. Marina Fluit

    What I will do with your new fabrics???? Make a quilt…. I love your patterns and the fabrics too. We just got new batiks from your collection in my shop…. now thinking about which quilt will be the best for them 🙂
    See you in Houston,
    Marina Fluit
    the Netherlands

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  188. caroline rohrer

    Love all the quilts and the basket. Especially love your husbands comments.He is a keeper. The size of your heart should be engraved on the lid of the basket.

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  189. Opal

    What a smart man you married! Our true heart shows in everything we do weather we recongnize it or not. Would love to win that beautiful basket. Have a Blessed Day! OP

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  190. Judith Hogan

    What a fabulous group of fabrics. I love the Sentimental Scraps quilt, a nine-patch block is my all-time favourite.

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  191. Joyce miller

    I just love everything you have created, there is just not enough time in my life to do it all. I have completed several of your quilts and each season when you come out with new lines I try to pick just one to do! Can’t wait to see it all at IQF in Houston .

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  192. baquemada

    I love your patterns soooo very much.. I love the size matter block.. You are so very talented.. would love to come to another one of your workshops soon..

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  193. Judy Maggio

    Everytime I see your fabrics I want to cut them up into little pieces and sew the pieces into gorgeous blocks for a new quilt. Everything you design is wonderful, thank you.

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  194. Karleen Miller

    I love your designs and have taught some doing BOMs. Everyone loved the outcome. I love to make items and give them away as I feel that I am giving a part of me

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  195. Mary T Salmon

    Edyta:
    Your comments brought tears to my eyes. Your words touched my soul. Your husband has a real soul too.
    I love your Hope Chest collection and will someday make a large bed quilt.
    Thank you,
    Mary

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  196. Linda Arsenault

    Love the new fabric line. Saw your quilts up close recently at the Quilting Bee in Fonthill Canada. Waiting for the new fabric to hit the stores

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  197. SueAnn W

    I love the nine patch! It’s a comforting block and a wonderful block for the Grand daughter’s to learn the art of quilting. Love your blog AND your books. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  198. Rose Ann Cook

    Your designs always inspire quilters of all skill levels. Your gift for blending batiks and prints is an inspiration for us all. I hardly can wait to see what you will come up with next! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and talents with us!

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  199. Elaine Petrik

    Thoroughly enjoyed your blog post, especially loved your husband’s comment. Thanks for an opportunity to win such beautiful fabric…September 16th is a blessed day for me, my son Zac was born! This year he will be 33… And I wonder where all the time has gone as it seems just like yesterday.

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  200. Mary Jane Link

    I had to laugh when I read your posting that the size of one’s heart is really what matters, my first thought when I saw the topic was the size of my husband’s heart! We are both blessed to be loved by men with huge hearts.
    I love your new collection and I think two quilts for my granddaughters, to show them the love in my heart, will be exactly what I shall make!

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  201. Kristi

    What a lovely post! Your husband’s comment was so sweet and your quilts are so impressive and inspiring. Thank you so much for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabrics!

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  202. Chrystie Sue

    You continue to out-do yourself with each line and new set of patterns. I have been anxiously awaiting Hope Chest! What I could make with that basket of goodies….

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  203. Randi Deem

    Don’t you just love a Nine Patch Block? I sure do! I love it’s simplicity, yet it can be classy and elegant at the same time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and creativity!

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  204. Hooked On Quilting

    Wow, what an inspiration! Love the line of fabrics and what a give-away. Good luck to everyone, it’s a treasure!

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  205. Tara Batman

    I have loved your work from the beginning when you start with the small block patterns. I am a need-turn applique artist and love your feather remember pattern, so I have two blocks done working on third one in need-turn. It has been very fun and relaxing to do these blocks in needle-turn. I had two fabrics that I wanted to use for the background and couldn’t decide so pieced the background blocks, I will post a picture when I get done. LOVE LOVE your stuff — Keep designing!!!

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  206. Elizabeth Evans

    Your fabric and website is very inspirational and I love your husband’s comment, he is correct. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

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  207. Christine

    Your work is so inspirational. I agree with your husband—what matters most is the size of one’s heart! If I don’t win your give away I will definitely be looking for your new line at my local quilt shop.

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  208. Sandra Timmons

    Your husband is indeed a very smart man. Just really enjoyed reading your interpretation of what size is. I also wanted to just keep reading more. You are going to make a very lucky quilter so dang happy with your bundle of goodies. Can’t even begin to imagine what that squishy package would look like in my mailbox. Thank you for being a part of the Size Matters Blog Hop and the wonderful opportunity to win.

    Sandi Timmons

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  209. Laurie

    Your husband is right! The only size that matters is the size of our hearts 🙂 I love your work and will be crossing fingers for this one. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  210. Kathy LeMere

    I love your blog site. Just found it! What inspiration. I would love to make the Hope Chest, just beautiful.

    Thank you for the chance to win the lovely basket!

    Kathy

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  211. Kate

    Love the quilts- beautiful pictures and designs. And hubby is right- the only size that matters is the size of your heart! Lovely post.

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  212. BarbY

    Thank you for your statement that what matters is not size but what one puts into the quilts made. That is so true about much in life. You are inspiring!

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  213. Miriam

    You have elevated the humble nine patch to new heights! All of the designs are simply stunning, and breathtaking in your new fabric line!!! Congratulations to you with a winning line, and to the lucky winners of the prize packages!!!

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  214. Chris S.

    I LOVE your Hope Chest collection!!! The blues are absolutely beautiful!!!!! I attended your basket class in Gretna in August, and Editya, you, by far, have been one of the BEST teachers whose class I’ve attended!!!! And you were so cute, I just wanted to take you home with me!!!!

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  215. Pam Bradford

    I can not download the file for the block. When I try to open it, it indicates that there is an error. I can view it on line, but can not download to my computer. I am able to do so from all the other sites so far. I really do want to have this block and love your designs. Please help me here. Thanks in advance.

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  216. ellen

    Love your ‘trunk show’ (blog) and your interpretation of sizes. The nine-patch is simple and very inviting to creativity with size as well as color. Thank you; love your quilts.

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  217. Jill Conry

    What beautiful bundle. Can’t wait to touch these fabrics. Your picnic basket of goodies is irresistible. Happy quilting. Jill

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  218. Barb Spurr

    Love reading your comments on “size matters” as well as your husbands input!!
    Truly an inspirational blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

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  219. Nancy C. in Utah

    Oh my gosh!!! The beautiful collection in this picnic basket does indeed look good enough to eat…but I think it would be much more fun to dig in and start sewing up something gorgeous and snuggley with it. Big Hugs…

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  220. Penny

    What a beautiful collection of fabrics, quilts and sentiments. First time visiting your blog but it won’t be my last. Love Laundry Basket!

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  221. Kren McMahon

    I love the simple nine patch because its versatility is endless. Your Hope Chest fabric is beautiful. I can’t wait to get some! Thank you for the pattern.

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  222. michelle kozak

    This blog was a great idea. I have MS and can’t do the shop hops like i used to so I think this is great. I would love to win your picnic basket love all the colors thank you for the blog

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  223. Linda Armenti

    That was a lovely way to start my day, especially the last saying. I’m not sure what I’d made if I won your fabrics, but I’m thinking the tone would be wonderful for some hand piecing this Winter.

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  224. connie johnson

    Size is relevant. Large or small compared to what ? The spirit we put into our work and life is what counts. Your work speaks to your love of color and design. I’m inspired.

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  225. Jacqueline

    I love your fabrics and designs. I am about to finish up Triangle Star and would love to start another of your creations. And to add interest to the pot… my birthday is 9/16/ so here is hoping it is a very lucky birthday for me.

    Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us and for a chance at your give a way.

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  226. Susie

    Very interesting topic for a blog hop. Enjoyed reading your perspective on quilt block and size – mixing sizes does make for a more interesting quilt. Great looking new line of fabric – but all your quilts and fabrics are just lovely.

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  227. Vicki W

    Hope Chest! What wonderfully rich, warm colors! The project pictures were inspiring. Thanks for wonderful ideas. It would be atrue pleasure to work with this collection of fabrics.

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  228. Terri D

    While going through chemo, one of the things that would get me up and going the next day was my love of quilting. It kept me in a somewhat spiritual place while everyday life was tremendously hard for me. I poured my heart into little projects for my family for Christmas. So, I get “size matters”. It really does. Thanks for your blog topic. It reminds me again of what life is really about.

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  229. Agnieszka

    I never sewed the patchwork fabrics, I do not know what it feels like these remind me of nature, in the warm autumn version. I would like to wrap up a quilt sewn from these fabrics

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  230. Faith

    Your quilts are very inspiring. I am always amazed at the variety of prints that you incorporate into your quilts. Gives me encouragement to step out and put those other fabrics in my projects and trust.

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  231. nancy d

    Your husband sounds like a very wise man! I love the fabric and the quilts are just beautiful! Your post is truly inspiring!

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  232. Chris Jacobs

    Hi Edyta, your work is incredible, and I so enjoyed your lovely thoughts regarding “size matters”, especially the reference to “stitched to the rhythm of conversations with friends”, as it reminds me of my quilting retreats. Thank you for sharing, Jakey

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  233. Linda Everhart

    I’m betting Yogi Bear has never found a picnic basket as delightful as your basket filled with heart and hope. This basket would bring joy Sept 16 on our 35th anniversary with a lasting Ever-hart. Smarter than the average bear this picnic basket is the real deal!!

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  234. Donna Hefty

    Goodness, to win would be food for the soul! I always get so inspired by your projects and talents, thank you so much for sharing with us!

    Donna Hefty

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  235. Sharon Nejedlo

    Edyta, you are my favorite designer. I think your Polish heritage influences your designs and they appeal to my Polish heritage!

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  236. kjmoser

    New to quilting but fell in love with Moda and new I had to make something fast! Haven’t stopped yet!! Would love win! but just reading the blogs are wonderful!

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  237. Jeanine

    Have loved your quilts and fabrics since discovering your story and website in a magazine a few years ago! Your quilts and pictures have inspired me. I have a kit of yours I have been wanting to start. My plan is this winter! Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop!

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  238. donna

    I love all the new projects and can’t wait to see the fabrics! I can hear your voice as I read the blog post, so heartfelt and inspiring.

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  239. Dina Tabbert

    I love the Hope Chest line, which isn’t surprising because I love everything you do! It would be so much fun to win some of this fabric line, but even if I don’t win, I’ll be making a tip to my LFS to pick some up! Keep up the great work Edyta…you’re such an inspiration!

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  240. Lisa Rogers

    I love the colors used in the beautiful quilts. You have inspired me to create now that I have time after raising eleven kids. I hope I am a lucky winner. Moda has the best fabrics. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  241. Joni

    The more I quilt the more people I meet with huge warm hearts…your husband nailed it on the head – that is the only size that matters! The size of your heart! Thanks for sharing this blog and this beautiful collection of fabrics!

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  242. Shannon Wallace

    Wow, I teared up while reading your post. It is true we (quilters) all come from different walks of life, and we pour our hearts and and souls into every quilt. Quilting has become my new hobby, outlet, therapy of sorts. I was introduced to quilting soon after our son passed away, and I cannot think of a better hobby! I love creating and sharing with others. Blessings! (and your quilts are simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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  243. Deb

    I love your quilts. I checked the Instagram every night and it is such a blessing to my day. You are such an inspiration and I am so glad I was able to take a class at the Quilted Moose with you. You are a remarkable and sharing person. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing stories about grandma!

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  244. Pam Bradford

    Size does matter in matters of the heart. Quilts are exercises of love and the largest hearts are revealed by the love that is poured into each quilt by the hands that made it. Your thoughts and your fabric and your designs are a reflection of your heart and your love. Thank you for “Hope Chest” of love that you inspire. Something I try to extend to my granddaughters.

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  245. Cathy Remus

    Quilters have the biggest hearts! Every quilter I know makes quilts with love and gives many/most away as gifts. What a wonderful collection idea!

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  246. Mary

    Love your quilts and really love the precut pieces that help to make the process so much quicker.
    The gift basket looks amazing.

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  247. Michelle h

    Beautiful! I just love your style…..and what a gorgeous line!!! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulousness. It sure is fun to imagine all the possibilities!!!!!!

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  248. Debi from Nashville

    Edyta you are so amazing! I was so ecstatic to see that you were the first for the bloghop! If only every designer had your spirit and soul!!! Mike’s comment about size matters is so inspiring. Congratulations on having your beautiful Remember quilt on the cover of Quiltmania this month and your Hope Chest advertisement on the inside cover with your precious heart snowball! I can’t wait to make this and your wedding ring quilt with your newest beautiful line. You won my heart and soul with my first class with you and seeing you with your beautiful quilts again with your inspiring stories in Manchester this summer was fabulous! Thank you for your nine patch block with so many different sizes and the chance to win such a precious giveaway basket! Hugs & blessings!

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  249. Wanda Myers

    I love your quilts! I’ve been involve with several swaps that you have inspired! Farmer’s Market is awesome. I love quilts that use different size blocks! I’ve wanted to do one for some time.

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  250. April Carter

    This is lovely. Your quilts are so beautiful, and your whole blog is just lovely. Your husband’s comment is so true.

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  251. Sandy Feldt

    What an amazing post. Beautiful sentiments and exquisite quilts. Thank you for the chance to win your basket of goodies!

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  252. Sandy

    I love the new collection, especially the blues and golds together. I like the way you use the leaf stripe in a border; I never thought to NOT center the stripe. Spectacular.

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  253. bsreid44

    Love the blues in with the other colors – love the mix of batiks in with prints – but most of all love the words! Thank you for sharing yourself with the quilt universe!

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  254. Sue Pons

    Michael is right . You have a big heart of sh aring. I love all of your fabric and patterns, You have inspired me so much. Thanks.

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  255. Janet E

    I love your designs and have made your Farmer’s Market quilt. It’s wonderful being able to check your blog to see what you’ve been up to!

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  256. Ronda

    wow what fun what fun I could have with that basket full of goodies!!! and yes your husband is right it is only the size of our hearts that matters! Thanks for the chance to win but with 658 ahead of me chances are small but I feel lucky!

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  257. Denise Briggs

    Thank you. Your talents and gifts are loved and show the BIG-ness of your heart if the photo of your friend is any indication!

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  258. bunstrom

    I plan on using four of your designs from “Seasonal Silhouettes” in a wall hanging for my grandmother’s 100th birthday gift (in November). I want to add an original short verse. Maybe something like: 100 years, 400 seasons; All kinds of love, so many reasons.” Will post a pic of her & the quilt!

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  259. Pam Gardner

    what a sweet hubby you have! Your quilts are breathtaking and I love the sentiments behind the designing of Hope Chest.

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  260. Julie

    I’d love to create a picnic quilt from the lovely fabric you posted. Listening to live music in the park next summer would be extra awesome.

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  261. Helen LeBrett

    Loved your post, especially the photo of the hands holding the spool blocks: what a grouping of friends!! And your new line looks wonderful. Can’t wait to see the top print better: It looks lovely!!

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  262. Marie

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the new fabric line! Also wanting the Farmers Market pattern after seeing it in actual fabric. Beautiful!

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  263. Deborah Huffman

    I would love to win this great prize. You are sew special for these great fun giveaways!!
    I will quilt till I wilt….

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  264. Theresa

    I really enjoyed your blog and seeing your beautiful quilts. I also like what your husband said, he’s a good man! When I started reading your blog and saw Hope Chest, it reminded me of my grandmother and that she bought me my Hope Chest. What fun we had filling it with goodies for my future marriage. Thank you for the opportunity to win the picnic basket of goodies.

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  265. Barb Williams

    I want to make every one of your patterns and love your fabric lines. I was so impressed with meeting you in Warren PA. Thanks for a chance to win the beautiful basket of goodies.

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  266. Rhonda

    Just love the Hope Chest collection! Moda always has such beautiful collections, but this one really takes the cake. No pun intended with the Moda Bake Shop!

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  267. Cindi P

    There is a charity store in Minnesota called the Hope Chest that uses all it’s sales to benefit breast cancer research. Your fabric reminds me of the gift of hope.thanks for the chance to win!

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  268. Jackie

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to open your ” Hope Chest” and discover a beautiful picnic basket and a special quilt!! What beautiful memory’s for a new bride…..love your blog, I come often to visit! Thanks for the chance to win… ( hoping I do win ) ..

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  269. ChristinebMaxwell Bonney

    Oh what a wonderfully inspiring basket. I hope that basket comes to my house so we can be creative together!!

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  270. Jerri Anne

    My eyes sure got “Supersized” when I saw the fabric and then the prize. Absolutely stunning! A real show-stopper.

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  271. Lee Collins

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your trip…I can hardly wait to see what quilt you make next inspired by your trip…the basket of goodies would he right at home in my sewing room!

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  272. Nancy D.

    The quilts are fabulous and that basket of goodies looks wonderful. Somebody is going to be very happy when they are chosen as the winner.

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  273. Jackie

    Your quilts look awesome and very inspiring. Your DH is on point about the size of one’s heart. Mine is as wide as the ocean, from sea to shining sea:)
    TFS as I enjoyed reading your post and seeing you on the MSM video.
    Blessings,
    Jackie

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  274. Cheryl Keown

    Your husband is a very smart man. Love seeing the pictures of the quilts, very inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win the basket full of wonderful goodies.

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  275. Jan Kosinski

    I love your husband’s comment! The size of your heart does matter. Your quilts inspire me to do more! I love your work!!

    Thank you so much for what you do to inspire me!!
    Jan Kosinski

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  276. Jan Smith

    Your work mirrors who you are, are you and your work are beautiful. Your husband’s spoke to his values but your point, that the beauty of a quilt is judged by the harmony of the fabrics and manipulation of scale and pattern, spoke to your mastery of design. I love this collection, but none more than the batik collection a few years ago with the swallows. Thank you for maintaining your standard.

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  277. Barbara Bledsoe

    Love your commentary about all the love that goes into our quilts, it goes into the designs as well. Thank you!

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  278. Theresa Speno

    Love seeing your pics on Intstagram everyday! Love your fabric and designs. Hope to see you in person some day!!

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  279. jmniffer

    The Hope Chest basket of goodies looks marvelous! Best of all though was the thought of your husband’s; that the size of our heart is what matters in quilting. I will think on that often. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  280. Kathy Garms

    Wonderful blue quilt! Beautiful ‘Hope Chest’ pattern. I have read your blog twice now. Delightful. I would love to win anything you had to give away.