Monday, September 19, 2011

Moda Country Fair Blog Hop 2011


(photo shamelessly stolen from my daughter Camille)

Welcome to my day on the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop!
This is totally giving my age away, but oh well. When Lissa told us we were doing a blog hop with a Country Fair theme, this is the first picture I thought of.



  I grew up on a farm and my two older brothers always had 4-H cows they entered in the fair. 
This was my lucky day, I got to be in the newspaper AND it was actually published on my birthday!

NO, I don't have cows now!
Milking cows growing up was not all that fun, although I do appreciate learning the value of hard work. 
Yes, we do have two horses we ride occasionally.

My husband also grew up on a farm and they raise horses.  They have big draft horses.  So once a year I dress up in my cowgirl duds and go to our State Fair to help his family show their horses.  
My job is to take pictures. 


Sunny and Sam



My niece got a blue ribbon for competing in the wagon driving.


Another niece and nephew also got ribbons for driving the horses. 



We had a great day looking at all the animals and displays, but the best part is always the food.

That brings me to the first question Lissa asked us to answer...


What is your favorite fair food?


Mine is Funnel Cake.  Sooooo gooood!  Wish I had one right now.

Next question:  What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate!
M and M's, fudge, chocolate cream pie, brownies, chocolate pecan carmel apples...



...anything CHOCOLATE!

I could have had a Caramel Apple at the fair too, it was a tough choice,
but the funnel cake was plenty of sugar for one day.

Next question:  What is on your bucket list?

I have never been on a cruise before, so when I was asked to teach a class on the Moda Cruise, of course I had to say yes!  I wasn't sure a cruise would ever be crossed off my bucket list.



Come join us, it's not to late!

I have two Country Fair projects.  This is the project that I talked about on the video.  It is a pattern you can purchase on our website
 These rice bags are what every quilter needs.  You can heat them in the microwave or put them in the freezer to sooth all those aching neck muscles you get from sitting at the sewing machine to long. 
Great gift for all your quilting friends.

 

For my free project, I made Yo-Yo Push Pins.
They are so fast and easy.


You will need:
3 1/4" fabric circle
1 1/4" circle of cardboard
thumb tack - large or small
needle and thread
button for center
hot glue


 Mark center of fabric circle with a pen. 
Fold raw edge of circle under 1/4" to wrong side.  Hand gather around the edge.



 Hot glue thumb tack to center of cardboard as photo shows above.  Poke tack point into wrong side of fabric at center dot.  Pull gathering thread tight pulling fabric over cardboard circle. Knot.



Hot glue a button in the center of your yo-yo.


Make some yo-yo push pins for all your friends!


You could also use them on hand bags, on hair bows, as magnets, on gift tags,
on handmade cards, as a pin on your sweater or even glued on a frame (minus the tack in some instances). 
The possibilities are endless. 
You might even want to use them to embellish some


This is one of our new patterns hot off the press!
Check out all of our NEW Patterns here or on our website.  We also have them as PDF downloads here.
They are all available as of today.


Oh, and I have some RUBY fabric and Moda goodies to give a way!   
(Thank you Moda)
Ruby will be coming to a store near you any day now. 


To enter, leave a comment telling me what color of fabric you can't leave the store without.
As you might already know, I am a little partial to RED, Ruby Red.
I will announce the winners on September 26th.


Hope you are having a great time on the MODA Cowwwnty Fair Blog Hop!
(Cheesy I know, but I couldn't resist using this picture)


This is my husband at the Fair - now that is a big cow, I'll bet her name is Princess.

Don't forget to hop on over to  Cabagges and Roses tomorrow to see what goodies they have in store! 

Happy Country Fair to you all.
Bonnie

861 comments:

  1. I love love love RED but am starting to buy orange and brown fabric too. Oh, and mustard.

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  2. Oh your Ruby is such a beauty! And I love funnel cakes too... been a LONG time since I've had one! Thanks for the tutorial, the inspiration, and the chance for some Ruby :) I can't leave the store without... Christmas fabric! Especially ones in traditional colors and the white on white. Wow.

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  3. That is too funny! I love red also but also gravitate toward turquoise alot.

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  4. So I love blue and I love green. When the two meet it's almost as good as chocolate and peanut butter. I can not resist a delicious fabric with blue and green together. I like other colors too, but it's hard to pass up on my favorite.

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  5. Great blog today love all the pictures! Blue always ends up in my basket with red as a close second. Thanks for the tutorial it's great to have something so quick to whip up.

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  6. I usually can't leave the turquoises and lavenders behind--and the pinks, and well almost anything pretty! Lately I've bought a bunch of oranges and yellows.

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  7. I just love linens in all colors but particularly pastels.

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  8. Red, red, red!!! From pink to burgundy! I love your husband's cow. I have a black and white cow, that is a battery operated crumb catcher, complements of my granddaughter on my birthday. Aren't children's gifts great!!!

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  9. I cant leave the store without white...always white!

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  10. I just always look for the reds....then black is next on my list. Cute ruby slippers!

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  11. Love blues and greens! Love the eastern idaho state fair, I have pictures of my girls with that big cow too!

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  12. I have been attracted to red and aqua lately, Bliss started that obsession for me. Also liking pink and gray for the grandgirls too. I would love to win some of your new line Ruby, it is just as beautiful as Bliss.

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  13. I have a lot of blue and red - I know I need other colors but just can't resist more of these two! Thanks for the tutorial - very very cute. My mum needs some of these pins, so I'm off to make some up :)

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  14. I love blues...from pale to rich deep blues to aquas to purple blues. Love Bliss and Ruby. Gorgeous!

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  15. Any retro print color. But really, I don't know. I love all colors, so it just depends on what catches my fancy that particular day.

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  16. Red,red,red in any shade,shape or print is the color I always buy (just brought some yesterday) even when I've gone to buy another color.

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  17. Oh I love your Ruby line ♥ I can't leave the store without buying some red also :)

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  18. Purple. I just love any colour of the purple spectrum. Though i do love red & was so happy to get a hold of some ruby fabrics ahead of time. :)

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  19. I always end up taking a piece of blue with me! Love ruby and thanks for the lovely post!

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  20. Oh I love that Ruby fabric! My irresistible color is... jewel tones! All of them! Lately I've been picking up amethyst purples more than anything, but you see why the jewel Ruby appeals to me so much? I even love the name!

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  21. yI also love reds but...I always get some blue fabric anyway.Ruby is one of the most beautiful lines of fabric I've seen. Thanks for the chance.

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  22. I am always drawn towards acid greens. Love the "Ruby" fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. A Moda cruise, I'm on my way to check it out. I'm loving pale grey as a neutral at the moment, but red and turquoise are pretty hard to resist

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  24. Thank you for the project--and for the chance to win the prize! The colors I have a hard time leaving behind at the fabric store are blue and yellow--and one of the things on my bucket list is to make a blue and yellow quilt! By the way, love your blog!

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  25. Cute project! anything red, white & blue. I'm a patriotic kind of gal.

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  26. It might sound boring, but I tend to pick up nice tone on tone beiges and darker creams - I tend to use them for backgrounds and when I find one I like, I buy up! Also, redwork fabrics. bliss!

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  27. I love grey (color of the year isn't it?) ... and blue ... and pink. I'm a girl, sorry;-) So a little bit of ruby would do it for me!
    Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway.
    Greetings from germany
    Hildy

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  28. My favorite color is blue. But I can´t sew without other colors too! Love ruby and thanks for the lovely post and giveway!

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  29. My favorite color is blue, but for some reason I tend to gravitate more towards red, green and brown. I recently decided that I am determined to add some more blue in my life. I love the colors in Ruby - have been waiting for it to come out for months!

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  30. My favorite fabric color is red. I love red. I even have a wall painted red in my craft room.
    I am a newbbie to quilting and I'm loving the MODA country fair.

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  31. I love colors pastels
    Thanks for the pattern yoyo

    Pascaline

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  32. My favorite color of fabric lately is pink. I lovvve your ruby fabric and just love you patterns. I will definitely be making some of the yoyo push pins for my board at work. Thanks for the patterns!

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  33. I love all fabric but I seem to always come home with some shade of pink. Pink and brown are a favorite color combo of mine.

    I also am in love with yoyo's and your idea is so cute I'll definitely be making some for my bulletin board and possibly a few for gifts to my quilting friends.

    Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!

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  34. What a grrreat post! I love the blog hop, its such fun. I also love your yo yo push pins and I will definitely be giving those a try. I would love to win your Ruby giveaway and I couldnt leave the store without something green! Thanks for the chance.

    Barbara

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  35. What a beauty! I hope to win one of your wonderful prize!
    I love pink, but I always go to the store with a little cream fabric.
    hugs.
    Jessy.

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  36. Hm, currently I tend to buy gray, it look so classy with white. Anyway I could use a splash of color, so please count me in :).
    Thanks for the chance,
    Anne

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  37. Enjoyed the story of the county fair. Also like the yo yo push petals and ruby red slippers. I am a fan of your fabric and Ruby is no exception. It would be great to win some. Thanks for the chance.

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  38. It's probably a good thing that Funnel Cake isn't available over here, cos it looks delicious!

    As I'm currnetly going through a redecorating phase at home, the one colour I can't leave the shop without buying is aqua. Dosen't matter what pattern or hue, I just know I can find a new home for it in an upcoming project.

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  39. Red is my favourite too ... love it with pink and white.

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  40. I always have to by something greeeeenish!
    Thank you for the giveaway, your fabrics are gorgeous!

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  41. I nearly always end up leaving the shop with another bit of green, blue or turquoise fabric. This annoys my darling daughter no end as she loves reds and purples.

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  42. It used to be black and white, but now it's Aqua and Red. Your last 2 fabric lines have inspired me to paint my kitchen aqua and red and white. But I don't have any of your fabrics :( This Jelly roll would surely help me to make some accessories for my freshly painted kitchen. Thanks! And funnel cake ROCKS!

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  43. It has to be aqua/duck-egg blue: am pleased to see some there in Ruby! Love those new patterns too, Bonnie!! x

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  44. I love red, and have lots of much fabric in that color variation, but I always use more. Love all your fair pics. Thanks for the neat pushpin hot-to.

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  45. It has to be gray & aqua. That is why I am soooo in love with the your new fabric line, can't wait for the fabric to come in.
    xo, Nancy

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  46. Never heard of a funnel cake - I'm intrigued and will have to google it

    My colours go in phases. A while ago it was creams as I was short of this but at the moment it seems to be greys

    Chris x

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  47. Blue, purple, green, red are all favorites and I am always drawn to a tonal cream. The truth is I love fabric! Happy quilting.

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  48. My favorite color to buy is usually pink/red...but lately I've been drawn to greys...Love the new Ruby line!

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  49. Seems like I'm drawn to red or pink! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I am always drawn to green! I love the fair photo of you in 1963, the year I was born!

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  51. Me, too! LOVE RED!!! I'd love to have some red Ruby!

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  52. I love Ruby it is the best!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I don't leave the store without some tan background. I love the scrappy look and I can always use another background. I love Ruby - it is so bright and cheerful! I would love to win this!

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  54. Usually the neutrals are what I am drawn to - anything in the coffee, caramel, cream ranges but recently I am finding myself attracted to reds in any shade.

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  55. I love Ruby - it is so fun. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  56. I just love colour! I am partial to blues and greens but love a dash of red. My fabric shopping seems to encompass the whole rainbow.

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  57. I love the Ruby. I may have to start using reds more. I basically stick with Autumn colors. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  58. I always think red is my favorite color, but I sure do come home with a lot of teal blue!

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  59. for me it's not about what color i cannot leave without, its what designer. and it has always been you and camille's fabric since i fell in love with cotton blossoms. i have all of your lines so far, and for a girl who only buys as needed. (no extra stash built up) i have to be choosy about what i buy, but for projects i keep for myself, is only your lines. and that is the god's honest truth. i would love to win some ruby, i do not have that added yet to my very sad indeed looking stash :O} thanks bonnie!

    stacey
    stacey@staceysplace.com

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  60. I can't leave the store without a blue. I really have too many muted colors in my stash, so a very vibrant blue or *RUBY* always catches my eye! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I love them all -- right now Kaffe fabrics most often find their way into my bag, usually leaning toward the pastel. Ruby looks wonderful!

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  62. I love greens. Thanks for the yoyo pattern- I love yoyos!

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  63. My must-buy color is green - I have 3 large bins full of green fabrics. Enjoyed the pics and reading about your family. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  64. I'm a red gal as well. And the Ruby Red looks scrumptious. Thanks for the yo-yo tack pattern. I think I might make a few.

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  65. Thank you for the nice tutorial. Okay my colour is RED. At this moment I am making the Nearly Insane in red/white.
    greetings and thanks.

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  66. I am partial to red and yellow. I love the two colors together! Your website is beautiful and know of a few friends that could use the heating pads. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  67. Red seems to be a dominant color in anything I make. My favorite color is yellow however I tend to end up with red in every quilt I put together! Thanks for the push pin idea. This fair has been a blast!

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  68. Red - my favorite! Love your blog hop!

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  69. Lately I buy a lot of aquas. I think it looks great with a lot of other colors like yellow or lime green or red. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. I've learned to love red since marrying a "primary colors" guy 30 years ago, but I still can't leave a fabric shop without something turqoise. (So glad turquoise and red look great together!)

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  71. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I love the new Ruby fabrics!
    My favourite colour ist red and white.
    Greetings from Germany
    Gudrun

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  72. I'm very partial to blues and reds,I cannot leave a fabric shop without one or both colours in my hands :) Barb.

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  73. I've been working with yellows and aquas recently. Really, I love all colors. My favorite thing is gathering just the right ones for a specific project.
    Thanks so much for a chance at some Ruby! It's SO SO pretty!

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  74. I like red too...or a bright yellow...or - well, you get the point. Thanks for a chance to win. Laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  75. Red is one of my favourites, but I always seem to end up with some green fabric. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs Ullis in Sweden

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  76. Oh that photo...just love the old photos! We all have them.
    Blue is my favorite color fabric that I simply cannot live without.

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  77. I always go for the red, then creams, then whatever I see that I like, which is just FABRIC!!
    Love Ruby!!
    Thanks

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  78. Love the new Ruby line. Thanks for the post. Usually leave the store with some kind of cream/tan.

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  79. Love almost all colours ! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. Very cute idea I bet the teachers would love them

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  81. I love red too, especially with a little aqua and white. But Red by itself is OK too. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful Ruby.

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  82. I love pink in almost any shade! This was a great post! The new Ruby line really pops! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. I am really drawn to burgundy/gold combinations and anything calico. Like all of us ladies, being in a fabric store is like being in a candy store... it's overload, makes me giddy!! I don't know that I've ever left empty handed. Loved your post and thank you for the sweet little tute!! Have a blessed day!!

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  84. I tend to buy aqua fabrics. My other choice is LIME green. The Ruby line looks wonderful. The fair picture is priceless. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  85. I think I would have to say blue, but I do buy a lot of brown too. Love your fair pictures.. BTW, we were in Idaho this summer and it is so beautiful!!!

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  86. Lately I have to add a dash of orange to my fabric stash. It may not be fashionable, but it gives it a certain kick.
    Ruby is a beautiful line, can't wait!
    Thanks so much - this Moda tour is really fun!

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  87. Orange and lime fabric seem to find their way to my sewing room. Can't wait for Ruby!! Thanks!

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  88. I'm with you...RED fabric is my absolute favorite, and Ruby looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing your ideas for using yo-yo's, especially the cute push pin tutorial!

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  89. I really like red fabrics also which will lead me into the Christmas fabrics. Always have to spend time looking at them. Really like your fair pictures.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  90. It's so hard to narrow it down to one color. I seem to tend toward greens and yellows at the moment as they're my kids favorite colors. If I'm thinking of me I usually think red.

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  91. Red in all shades - Love it, and now Ruby Red is coming - woohoo! Thanks for the chance to win some - Ruby Red!

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  92. The colors that I gravitate to are red and purple, must be that Red Hat lady thing. So enjoyed your fair memories, what fun. Thanks
    for sharing the patterns and give away.

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  93. Seems I buy purple or green whenever I just pick up a piece for no reason. Love the Ruby line!!!

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  94. Such a fun blog hop. Thank you for the cute pattern! I don't have a specific color I can't be without. I tend to buy soft, romantic fabrics, or bright and bold ones :) Would love to win some Ruby.

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  95. Today, it's a linen/taupe color I can't leave the shop without. Tomorrow, who knows? Beautiful colors and patterns in your "Ruby" line! And I love your new pattern Fly Away.

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  96. I LOVE green! Always find another I need.

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  97. I LOVE yellow, and also Red. just can;t seem to leave them at the store. Thanks for the chance to win some very beautiful RUBY !

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  99. Thank you for this lovely post ! I love the blog hop, it very interesting and fun. I also love your yo yo push pins
    Even if I love blue, I always leave the store with something RED!

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  100. If I see a fabric in the store that is robin's egg blue or has a robin's egg blue background, I have to have it.

    I'm with you on the chocolate, although the caramel apple looks pretty scrumptious.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  101. I can never leave a fabric shop without a touch of green. Usually I can't leave anywhere without bringing home something in some shade of green. Thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

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  102. Blue or teal usually often ends up in my cart when I go fabric shopping and I always end up purchasing several yards of white.

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  103. I like anything green. Very cute yo-yo push pins.

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  104. Love your post. My color is blue followed very closely by green and a splash of yellow - put them all together and it's great. I am finding that I 'm going towards red and orange, though. Thanks.

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  105. My favourite color is white, and red, and grey, and... it's very difficult to choose!
    Such a cute project! Thanks.

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  106. I usually end up with red as well. I just keep buying it. Love those Belgians. Beautiful horses.

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  107. Love your post!!! I have always loved going to the fair. My color is purple and all shades of it. Thx.

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  108. I have always been drawn to red. I like blue too, but usually choose red.

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  109. Love the ruby slippers! I can never leave a fabric shop without some turquoise!

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  110. I am a red girl too....Ruby Red, batik red, c.w. red...I just love red.

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  111. Green...everything looks better when you add a little green.

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  112. Turquoise....I just love the way it makes some colors pop...yellow, red, green and the list goes on. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. What fun patterns! Especially those slippers. For me, it's definitely red fabric. I can't live without it~

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  114. I'll have a blue fabric and my mother will have red. My late father had a favorite line, "Any color as long as it is red." which is good as my grandmother's name was Rubye.
    Thanks for the chance. Your site is very busy so will return later to check out those projects and pdf. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  115. love your patterns; just finished one of your table runner patterns; love blue but it seems I can't leave the store without some bright fun fabric with yellow or orange. thanks for sharing. Holly

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  116. Slippers are great love the Ruby line of fabric. color red would be a must on the slippers.

    thanks, Karin E :)

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  117. I can't just pick one color...I love them all. But I am partial to red. Big time.

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  118. I'm all for red as well - that and green are always following me home! Great patterns and love the pushpins!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  119. I'm like you and partial to ANYTHING red! It's such a HAPPY color! I cannot wait on Ruby to be released because it has ALL my favorites in there!! What a combination!! Country fairs are such a wonderful community happening! I always loved going to the fair and looking at all the exhibits! My Mama always worked her lodge food booth so I got to go prowl around the exhibits! My Mama always won several blue ribbons every year and I won with a pair of earrings when I was VERY young! As far as fair food goes, hubby's favorite is definitely funnel cakes! I don't really have any favorite!

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  120. I am always leaving with dark reds and oranges!

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  121. It's always red for me too! Not rosy colored red, but pure red. Not that easy to come by. I'm excited to see your new line.

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  122. I'm loving red, aqua and gray right now. Wonder which new fabric line has those colors together??! I can't wait to get some Ruby! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  123. Hi Bonnie!
    Thanks for the free pattern and the giveaway of your beautiful fabric! I can't leave behind fabric with soft blues, like the colour of my eyes! I'm also partial to soft coloured flowers, not pastels, but a little darker! I once bought all the fat quarters from a collection, because I couldn't leave any of them behind! Take care, Leslie

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  124. Red is my favorite color too! Thanks for the cute project. Your patterns are very pretty, especially the slippers.

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  125. I love red but it's usually browns that I have trouble resisting! Thanks for the chance, Ruby looks beautiful!

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  126. Well if the most fabric in the stash is an indicator it would hace to be red. Now I love yellow too but a little yellow goes a long way. PattiO

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  127. Blue is the color I always come back to but I love anything bright. I like to try colors I don't normally use once in a while, too.

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  128. I can't leave a store without buying BLUE fabric! Mostly aqua.

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  129. There aren't many colors that I don't like! I love blue and brown and the reds from the Moda lines.

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  130. We could be sisters! Red IS my favorite color also AND funnel cakes also my favorite fair food AND I also grew up with cows! So, there you go!

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  131. OMG I love that cow pic at the end! I can't leave the shop without aqua. It has always been my favorite color! So happy it is an "in" color right now, it sure makes it easier to have LOTS of choices. Ruby is probably one of my all time favorite lines of fabric too.

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  132. I am pretty partial to greens but lately I am really loving the red and aqua combination.

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  133. Cheddar.....oh I'm such a sucker for cheddar colored fabric.

    Thx for the fun at the fair pics.

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  134. Lately I've been buying orange, all variations of orange from brights to rusts.

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  135. I can't seem to get out of the fabric section without some RED.. from Maroon to pink is all red in my book, and is somehow finds it's way into my cart.. oops!

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  136. I agree!! Red is "the" color!! Thanks for the hop!

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  137. it's always blue in some shade that comes home with me in my shopping bag

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  138. Blue is ALWAYS in my basket. I could use some red to offset it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  139. Who doesn't love RED! Loved your fair pictures. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  140. I seem to buy colors according to the season we are in. In the fall I always gravitate towards the burnt oranges and rusty browns. In the spring and summer it is aqua and lime greens.But somehow RED always works with every season so mine would have to be RED! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity with all of us!

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  141. Love that newspaper photo and still love county fairs! I can't seem to leave a quilt shop without western prints. We ranch and I am addicted to the western prints. It's a sickness. LOL!

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  142. Hi my fabric color that I check out and usually by is also RED!! Which is why my blog is called I Quilt Scarlet and Gray!!!

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  143. I usually get drawn to earthy colours but lately I am loving red. Love the Ruby line!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  144. Love the pins. They are really cute. Thank you. I love red. It is a color that I like to wear and like to quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Mary

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  145. Your horses are beautiful! Thanks for a fun blog post and great projects. I am also partial to red, but also sew with lots of blue.

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  146. I have to say red is one of my favorite colours along with blues and greens. When friends and I made Rice bags we filled them with buckwheat! It smells wonderful when heated in the microwave.

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  147. You really had a lot of authentic pictures - your family "lives" the fair theme. Loved your post and favorite colors "right now" are priwinkle and coral - love this combination and when I find it, I buy it. Thanks for this opportunity. Judy C

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  148. I love browns - lately mixed with a soft blue for a wintery coloring. :-) I love your new Ruby line. Many blessings!

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  149. I would have to say greens, especially sage greens. But I love them all! The Ruby collection is quite wonderful - you just want to hug it all!

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  150. I am always drawn to green fabrics.

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  151. I'm a warm color gal myself.... along with the wonderful color of green. My husband prefers red. One of these days I should probably make him a quilt using red. ;-) Such a great blog. I loved the pictures... especially of your nieces and nephews.... so cute! Debbie

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  152. I love green of just about any shade! Absolutely love your Ruby fabrics-so, so cute!!!Your patterns look like a lot of fun, too.

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  153. I usually leave with turquoise and greens. I love the ruby collection because it has the turquoise I love paired with red that I would have never thought of to combine with it.
    Shawn In Michigan

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  154. Thank you for the projects! I love the yo-yo pushpin idea. I want to make tons of them! It's the prefect project for scraps of fabric that I love to much to throw away. I can't possible leave a fabric store without something in a jewel tone (preferably purple) or Halloween colors. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  155. I love the push pins ... I'm excited about making some up to dress up the bulletin board over my work station. Might also make a few with a magnet attached to the back for my fridge!

    I can't leave the store without picking up some reds and browns. I love them both. Always have -- Always will.

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  156. Yellow! Anything even remotely yellow gets my love - with green coming in a close second. The new Ruby collection is fabulous!

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  157. I have been drawn to the green family lately. But I do love your Ruby fabric:)

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  158. I usually go for anything with blues in it, but for a change I love bright colors. Loved your fair story!

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  159. Love the photos and the fabric! What fun! Rural living is wonderful!

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  160. Well for right now it is only white and black. I am not buying any new fabric, need to use what I have. But my favorite colors to buy are in the reds, oranges, and yellows. What a great looking family you have. Thank you for the give away!!

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  161. Green is my favorite, but lately I can't resist gray. Red is usually not a favorite of mine, but I love the way it fits in with the other colors in Ruby. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  162. I have a hard time leaving without grey these days. My LQS rarely has it, so when they do...it's in my hands in a flash!

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  163. I agree with you, RED. Thanks for taking part in the great Moda giveaway.

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  164. I haven't met a color yet that I don't like. But I am extra partial to pink and red. Thanks for the Ruby give-away!

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  165. I love blue! I am also drawn to brown tones. So enjoyed your photos! Can't wait to get my hands on a gorgeous roll of Ruby! That line scores a blue ribbon!;)

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  166. Lately I have been building up my brown stash. Your ruby fabric is happy and lively. Would love some. Thanks for sharing those rice bags, we all need those.
    Also love your pot holder patterns.

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  167. What great pictures. Loved the one of you on the cow that was a hoot. I'm afraid I have an over abundance of red in my stash. Red, Red, Red, love it. In fact, I'm painting my kitchen red as soon as the new cabinets go in.

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  168. I love funnel cake too! I guess the color I can't leave a store without is green because I have more of that than anything else in my stash. But, my favorite color is red.

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  169. I usually end up with red or pink when I leave a quilting store. Love your new collection!

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  170. Any hue of red is my favorite. I also like funnel cakes with just a sprinkling of powder sugar. It's a good thing they are not readily available!

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  171. I want some Ruby Red because I love red and pink! Thanks for the great giveaway and trip to your county fair!

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  172. Red is my favorite color too! I can't seem to get enough of it. My favorite fruit, design element, magnet is strawberries, so red strawberries are everywhere in my home. Thanks for the chance to win. Love Ruby Red.

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  173. lately I am drawn to the color ORANGE....it may be due to the change in weather..Halloween and the fall arriving shortly...thanks for the giveaway, I love this fabric...

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  174. what color? Hmmmm. I really don't have a preference. Although, I do get the rarer colors such as shades of purples if I see any. thank you for a chance to win. :-D

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  175. I am definitely a red girl also! It has always been my favorite color! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  176. I love aqua colored fabrics and am always drawn to them.

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  177. Blue is my favorite color, but I've been coming home mostly with red and aqua lately. I have a jelly roll of bliss to start a project with and I can't wait to get started. I love Ruby.

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  178. I love the reds,pinks and chocolate brown combinations! But you can always toss in the aqua blues!

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  179. I'm a red gal too. But for some reason I always end up leaving the store with more green fat quarters than anything else. What's up with that?

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  180. I love red and redwork...Ruby is a beautiful line!

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  181. I love red, it's all over my house. Don't really care what shade, although I'm partial to cherries.
    Love the Ruby Red.

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  182. Fun blog hop. Thank you! My must have fabric color is blue. I'm drawn to it all the time. I love it paired with chocolate brown.

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  183. Red is definitely my weakness. But I don't happen to have any Ruby reds...

    Thanks for the cute fabric.

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  184. Usually, the color that I tend to buy is blue-- but I also LOVE crimson red! And I would LOVE to be the winner of your Ruby prize!! My Grandmother's name was Ruby, so that would make winning even MORE special! :-) Thanks for sharing-- those slippers are adorable and would make the perfect Christmas "extra"! :-)

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  185. Love Bliss and Ruby!! I seem to be graviting toward red these days, although my latest purchase was orange sherbet color, with aqua--very different for me, but oh, so pretty!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

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  186. I can't leave yellow, love yellow, but I would have to include purple and turquoise in there too.

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  187. I have a hard time leaving purples behind. There's never a lot of them available so I like to keep a stash of them. Love your new line.

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  188. I always seem to leave the fabric store with something blue - which is odd since my favorite color is green - lol!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  189. I tend to find beige/brown neutrals hard to resist. I really like browns in quilts. Also a fan of draft horses, funnel cakes, fairs, and chocolate!

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  190. I love aqua. I think you guys have revolutionized red and aqua. I think of you whenever I see those two colors together. Keep up the good work.

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  191. I usually end up with reds and pinks. For a while it was greens. I'm still lacking in yellows, oranges, and purples however, I go in search of these options and come out with something completely opposite.

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  192. I always leave the quilt store with something blue or green. Love the pushpins, going to make for my daughter's pinborad. The pictures of the draft horses and the inflatable cow are wonderful,thanks for sharing.

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  193. i am drawn to "under the sea" colors - blues, greens, some purples. but what do i buy? reds and pinks. =) that's what happens when you have two little girls...

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  194. I love red fabric. Nice reds in your Ruby fabric. Love Ruby the grays are a nice touch. Oh how cute are those Ruby Slippers.

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  195. I would have to say I am partial to purpley mauve colors, and every other color. Fabric colors just have certain feelings tied to them.

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  196. I've had a teal thing lately. If I see it at a shop, I just can't leave without buying some!

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  197. Blue fabric for me, although I'm now starting to be drawn to greens and reds.

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  198. What a great Country Fair post, Bonnie. Great memories. I'm partial to green! Seems like a hard color to find small green prints for grass, leaves, etc. so I'm always coming away with a green FQ or more. Thanks for the chance to win some Ruby - beautiful fabric.

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