Ruby strings (+giveaway!)

I didn’t get this quilt completed for Christmas, but at least I’ll be ready for next year! And of course, what’s nice about Ruby is that it works so well for the holiday season, but is also equally as appropriate for any time of the year.

I had a fun time putting together yet another string quilt. They are a bit tedious to sew, but I love the end result so  much that it’s worth it. This time I switched things up a bit and kept a chart to track of my blocks and their placement, hoping I could get all my strings to line up. Surprisingly enough, most did line up as I had hoped, though if you look closely, you’ll see several spots which are close, but not quite close enough. What’s nice is that from afar you’d never know!

I do hope to get my chart cleaned up and uploaded in case anyone wants to make a similar quilt. And in the meantime, how about a quick giveaway? I have a pile of smaller strings left, and would love to pass them along! They’d be great for a string quilt using smaller blocks or of course perfect for just about any patchwork project!

Just leave a comment here (one per person, please!) and I’ll select a winner sometime tomorrow!

Edit: Comments are now closed. I will select and announce the winner shortly!
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(now, back to my last minute gifts! and wrapping! and unfortunately, probably some cleaning…)

The fabric line I've used in this quilt is Ruby by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. You can find it at many shops, including Fabricworm, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics, and The Quilted Castle.

You can find my original string quilt block tutorial here.

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335 Responses to Ruby strings (+giveaway!)

  1. 1
    Megan says:

    I’m so excited to see this top finished! I’ve been admiring it since you started. Hope y’all enjoy the holidays!!

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    jennifer says:

    beautiful quilt! i’m infatuated with ruby haha this would be awesome!

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    Ethne says:

    Oh please I’d love to have the scarps coming my way – they’d be perfect for the virtual quilting bee, that I’m taking part in next year to augment my scrap pile with some lovely funky new fabric lines

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    Penny says:

    I stitched my first string quilt top this year (still have to complete it) and hope to make some more in 2012. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Mary says:

    Oh how lovely, I am so tempted to make my next quilt a string one, you are so inspiring – thanks for the chance to win.

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    Michele says:

    It turned out so pretty!

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    Carol says:

    Your quilt is beautiful — and that pile of scraps looks delicious!

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    tracy_a says:

    Gorgeous! And gorgeous scraps. I like string quilts both random and organized – what a fun medium :)

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    Sandi says:

    I love string quilts! It’s on my to do list for next year. I would love your scraps. I won a ruby patchwork potholder at our modern quilt guild holiday party and would love to make a few more to keep it company. Thanks for the chance! :)

  10. 10

    I’ve totally been lusting after this line of fabric, and a string quilt is on my ‘to do’ list … perfect match, don’t you think? Thanks for the give-a-way!

  11. 11

    What a beautiful quilt! I’ve seen lots of this fabric around the blogosphere lately and I really like it.

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    Trina says:

    Your string quilt looks great. I’ve made several myself and recently a string cushion which turned out well too. So, I would love to win your Giveaway and start another one!
    Linda

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    joelle lambert says:

    I’d love to see the chart- I am thankful others can do this kind of stuff- my brain doesn’t work that way!

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    Linda says:

    Your string quilt looks great. I’ve made several myself and recently a string cushion which turned out well too. I enjoy the process of maling string quilts, very satisfying. So, I would love to win your Giveaway and start another one!
    Linda

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    tabitha says:

    I would love some scraps! I just started sewing and want to do some projects that use a variety of scraps, but have none!

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    mcregan says:

    I love making string quilts and would really enjoy having your fabrics. I am a high school art teacher and am starting quilting with my senior art students; it would be great to show them your beautiful quilts and have your scraps for them to work with! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!

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    Erika says:

    You inspired me to start my first string quilt and I realize I might need more scraps than I first anticipated. Those would look lovely!

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    Jane Swanson says:

    Lovely quilt! I’d love the chance to follow in your footsteps!

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    carla says:

    Lovin the string quilt. Count me in please!

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    Shelbi says:

    Your quilt looks great. I hope to try one of those soon. Thank you for offering the giveaway!!!

  21. 21
    Megan L says:

    Wow that quilt is gorgeous. LOVE the holiday feeling with year round fabric!

  22. 22
    Dana says:

    Ahhh, Ruby and strings, two of my favorite things. Thanks.

  23. 23
    Heather79 says:

    A string quilt is TOTALLY on my to-do list for 2012. Yours rocks!

  24. 24
    Susan says:

    The quilt looks fabulous! I have only made 1 string quilt, but I’m now considering doing another. Thank you for the inspiration!

  25. 25
    Vanessa says:

    I want those strings! I actually have already planned to do a string quilt following your tutorial, whenever I have time, which probable won’t be before next year!

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    Paula says:

    Such a pretty line of fabric! Great quilt! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Emily says:

    That’s very pretty! I love Ruby!

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    Teresa F. says:

    Lovely quilt.It’s perfect for every ocasion you like.
    I’d love to win your lefover strings. They’re great.
    Merry Christmas,
    Teresa

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    Jill says:

    So fun to receive scraps, a treasure to explore. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win.

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    Sarah C. says:

    What a gorgeous quilt! I’d love the chance to play with your leftover strings…. Have a merry Christmas, Ashley!

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    alexa says:

    thanks for the chance! love the colors!!!

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    Leslie J. says:

    Oh Ashley! I LOVE the Ruby line and have been intrigued by the string quilts I’ve seen of late. I’d be so lucky to be able to give it a whirl myself. Thanks for the chance!

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    Kara says:

    I’d love a bag of these pretty scraps; thanks for the opportunity!

    PS- I’m looking into buying a new sewing machine… would you mind chiming in on the ones I’m looking at on my blog? http://www.myothercarisacrane.blogspot.com/2011/12/sending-out-sos-to-world.html I would SO appreciate it; I’m a little lost! :-O

  34. 34
    Jenn says:

    I’m going to be doing a string quilt in January after seeing one on your blog ages ago. Always so inspired by what you create!

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    Dena Wayne says:

    Any left over of yours is a treasure. Thanks for sharing. HAppy Holidays

  36. 36
    Jessica Millson says:

    Your string quilts make me giddy!! Just love them. Merry Christmas from Maine.

  37. 37
    Rebecca says:

    Those string quilts are mesmerizing every time!! Wow! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  38. 38

    I think this is one of my favorite quilts of yours! I’d love to try my hand at making a similar one with your extra strings– thank you for the giveaway!

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    sharon says:

    Your quilt looks beautiful
    Merry Christmas. Christmas is soo much more fun with little people in the house

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    Paige says:

    I hear you on the wrapping. I always leave that and then dread it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Diana says:

    The colors are very Christmasy… love it.

  42. 42
    Jacque. says:

    Ashley…no need to enter me in the giveaway, though I would love those scraps…too much on my plate as it is. Just wanted you to know that I am loving this string quilt! Great work with awesome fabric! Happy Holidays.

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    Diana says:

    The colors are perfect for Christmas… lovely.

  44. 44
    KellyS says:

    Beautiful! A string quilt is on my list of things to make. Along with a ton of other quilts. Hopefully in the New Year the baby will sleep better and I can get some more sewing time in. I would love your chart whenever you get it finished!

    Good luck on wrapping your gifts! I have to do my nieces and mother-in-law. I should learn from Santa, he doesn’t wrap gifts at our house. :)

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    Elizabeth says:

    It’s beautiful! I know you’ll enjoy it.

    A few co-worker gifts to wrap and I think I’m done. Then some baking. And cleaning. Oh, and decorating the tree that we finally got last night. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Amber says:

    I’m in the mood for a string quilt myself! Happy holidays!

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    Johanna says:

    How I would love to win; started quilting not long ago and even though I bought quite some fabrics in the last months I am still lacking those little scraps to pick from… Thanks for the chance!

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    Jill says:

    I love the prints, and I’d love to win!

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    Anita says:

    I just love this line of fabric. I agree with you about string quilts, I love the end result but oh do much sewing…

    Happy holidays to you and your family?

  51. 51
    Amanda says:

    I love the quilt–absolutely beautiful. String quilts are my favorite too. I’d love to win your leftovers!

  52. 52
    Francis says:

    lovely blocks!

  53. 53

    It looks fabulous! I love the colours and they are so perfect for any time of the year. A string quilt is right at the top of my list – I’d love to see the chart you used to keep track of things.
    Merry Christmas!

  54. 54
    Susan says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous. I love Ruby too. A string quilt is on the top of my list for 2012!

  55. 55
    Ashley G. says:

    Ooh would love to win and make my own string blocks, I’ve never tried! Yours turned out beautifully!

  56. 56
    Susan says:

    Merry Christmas and thanks for a great blog!!

  57. 57
    Hannah says:

    I really like this line a lot. Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. 58
    Deb says:

    That turned out amazing! Love those fabrics… in fact, I was drooling over that line at a LQS just yesterday.

  59. 59
    Erin says:

    This quilt is so beautiful…I absolutely love Ruby!

  60. 60
    Katharine says:

    What a beautiful quilt top! I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  61. 61
    Wendy says:

    Cute, would love to win! Thanks for the chance :)

  62. 62
    Mollie says:

    Love the colors of the quilt! Beautiful as always! Merry Christmas!!!

  63. 63
    Susanne says:

    This quilt top looks stunning :) a string quilt is also on my todo list.
    Susanne

  64. 64
    Michelle says:

    Very beautiful! Cant wait to see it quilted!!

  65. 65
    Elisa says:

    I love your Ruby strings quilt– its fabulous!! And so are the leftover scraps– thanks for offering this giveaway!

  66. 66
    Alix says:

    Love this string quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. 67
    Jennyroo says:

    I never get tired of the string quilts! Gorgeous!

  68. 68
    Sue. says:

    How nice! It would be fun to get this pile of fun! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  69. 69
    Dani says:

    Your quilting skills are amazing!

  70. 70
    Zarina says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I always tried using strings – heck I have never even tried log cabins.

  71. 71
    Erica says:

    Gorgeous quilt, I love this fabric line! I haven’t tried a string quilt but it is definitely on my “to try” list.

  72. 72

    I love this quilt…a lot. It is probably my favorite of all your amazing quilts :) I love the Ruby line and would love to tackle the challenge of a string quilt!

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    Tracey P says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I have one Christmas string quilt that won’t be finished until next Christmas – hopefully! Thanks for sharing your scraps.

  74. 74
    Amy says:

    Love that string quilt! Very very beautiful. Thanks for being willing to share your chart & methods with us!

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    Nina says:

    Your quilt is so beautiful! I’ll have to make one like that soon. I would love those scraps – thank you for the opportunity to win! Happy holidays to you and your family

  76. 76
    Megan says:

    Beautiful quilt – I love strings, too! And I’m a total scrap junkie so I’d LOVE to give your extras a home.

  77. 77
    Amanda says:

    I love this quilt, it is probably my most favorite string quilt I’ve seen. I’m hoping to see your chart sometime in the future. Another fantastic job!

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    lenore says:

    Great quilt. I really like the colour combination!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lenore

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    Patrick says:

    Oh, I love the little 1/4″? strips between the bigger strips, but don’t think I am steady enough at the machine to be that precise! Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Allison says:

    Love the quilt!

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    EG says:

    Maybe this would get me to try a string quilt finally! Smaller blocks sounds like a good way to start!

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    Julie says:

    ooh! yes please. and your quilt top is beautiful!

  83. 83
    anne says:

    Great colour combo and a lovely quilt top. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. 84
    Janessa says:

    ooo what a wonderful giveaway right before christmas! it is gorgeous! pick me! thank you!

  85. 85
    Jenny G. says:

    It looks great! I love the colors, and you blocks matched really nicely. I’d love to see a chart as to how you did his when you get a chance. Merry Christmas!

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    Sonia B says:

    That is so beautiful. I love how you used the different sizes of white strips to make each block different. Gorgeous. Thanks for the chance on the strings . . . I love the colors.

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    donna says:

    love the colors in this quilt!

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    Laura Taylor says:

    Ooooh Yes please! Lovely lovely quilt!

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    julie says:

    I love this quilt. I would love your scraps. I just bought some of this fabric at my local fabric store but they did not have the whole collection. I always check out your blog.

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    Mel says:

    Love the fresh colours. I’m finishing up a quilt for my dad and want to start one for my sister. I think she’d like string quilt. thanks for the chance!

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    Sarah says:

    This is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your scraps.

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    Margaret says:

    Love the colors in this quilt. I’d use the “scraps” to make a doll quilt or two.

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    Karin says:

    OH MY! You make the most amazing quilts, but this is at the top of my list of favorites! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I can’t wait to see your post on how you accomplished this! Great giveaway too :)

  94. 94
    Shanna says:

    I love your string quilts. I need to make one someday. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    Becky says:

    so pretty! I’m still holding out hope to get our new Christmas quilt finished by Christmas morning, but it isn’t looking good!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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    Alison says:

    Wow! I love that quilt! I’d love to win some scraps too!

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    alli b says:

    Thanks for the giveaway – it would be great to win to make my own mini strings quilt :)
    allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Amy B. says:

    Your string quilt is beautiful!! Love that it works for the holidays, too!

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    Amber says:

    Love the quilt… love Christmas… love the giveaway… love your blog (:

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    Amber H says:

    Strings!! The first project that I ever made with my quilting machine after I got it was your string square tutorial. It’s now a mini quilt that my girls use for their dolls and stuffed animals.

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    Heather says:

    I’d love those scraps! I need to try string quilting!

  103. 103
    Maria says:

    Beautiful quilt! Maybe some scraps under my tree would be a good start for my own string quilt – it’s on my “list.” Thanks for the chance to win.

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    M-R says:

    That looks fabulous! Beautiful job! I’d love to give a string quilt a try. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

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    Sydney says:

    Love that string quilt! Thanks for a chance at the scraps! :)

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    Kathy says:

    Beautiful quilt, in love!! Please post your chart, I would so grateful..I have been studying the pictures to try to figure it out myself…this is a little tricky! Would love to win the extra strings. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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    Ellen says:

    It is beautiful. The Ruby fabric is great because it can be a winter or summer quilt.

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    Jackie says:

    I love the colors in your string quilt!

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    Laura Martin says:

    Pretty, pretty quilt.
    Have a Happy Christmas!

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    phiona says:

    you can’t help a girl for trying-it’s like you’ve put together my next quilt colors for me! ;)

    xx

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    Jennifer says:

    Awesome! I’ve got a string quilt in planning right now, so these would be perfect to add to my stash of fabrics for it!

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    Josée says:

    Nice fabric for Christmas!

  113. 113

    Really pretty quilt! I love the colors!!!

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    Liane says:

    Beautiful quilt, the colors are so cheery! Happy holidays!

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    EricaB says:

    I love those – I have about 24 11×11 string blocks made for a black/white/pink quilt, but I’m trying for a queen sized finished quilt.

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    Erin says:

    I love your quilt! I really like how you planned out your blocks. It changes things up a bit. Thanks for the giveaway. Ruby is a great line!

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    Sarah says:

    I’d love some Ruby Scraps. Thanks for the chance!

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    lindsey says:

    i’d love some scraps! thanks for sharing

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    Bonnie Romney says:

    Oh!!!!!!!! For the chance to win Ruby scraps!!! Love the colors and would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway//(*>*)\\

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    Shannon says:

    So cute! I have had my eye on this line for ages. :)

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    Jeane says:

    String quilts are my passion and I would love to add your strips to my collection.

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    Izzy says:

    I love Ruby fabric , you did such a good job on the quilt . I would appreciate being entered to win..Thank you ..

  123. 123

    Your top is just beautiful! I’d love to welcome that pile of strings to my sewing room~ I have a number of string projects in the works! And I discovered I love making wallets with strings too! Thanks for the chance!

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    Steph says:

    It looks amazing!

    Ruby coordinated colors are pretty.

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    niki says:

    Pick me, please. I’ve never won anything in my life and I hope to end 2011 as a winner! Ha, ha! The quilt is beautiful, your choice of colors fantastic and I think once it’s quilted everything will line up nicely. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

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    Kathy says:

    I would love your leftovers! Merry Christmas.

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    Carla says:

    Beautiful quilt. Love the colors — they’re fantastic!

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    lisa says:

    thanks for sharing!

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    kat says:

    I would love your strings, that style quilt is on my to-do list! thank you for the chance to win!

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    CitricSugar says:

    Scraps? I love scraps! Especially since I’ve started a fabric-buying diet… Thanks for the chance!

    I love how this quilt top turned out!

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    Jenelle says:

    Lovely quilt top! I would really like to try a string quilt next year. Adding to my list!

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    Kelly K says:

    Love your quilt! Adore Ruby and Bliss! I would be tickled pink to win your scraps! Thank you for being so generous!

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    Gill says:

    I love your quilt! Ruby is a fabulous line – thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kellie says:

    I love this quilt! The colors are so beautiful.

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    Meg says:

    Love that quilt top–I love the effect of the different widths. I’m sure that must have been a bit tedious to keep track of, but the payoff at the end is certainly worthwhile!

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    Sarah says:

    So pretty! I have been wanting to try a string quilt. Seems like a lot of work! I would love some scraps!!

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    Anna says:

    OOh I want to make a srting quilt. This oneis so beautiful!
    It is on my list of must try’s. I even have the paper foundations printed
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Suzanne says:

    I don’t know if I’ve ever heard you mention that strings are a bit tedious to sew but I appreciate that honest appraisal. I’m glad it doesn’t keep you from creating them because they are beautiful to look at. Thanks for the giveaway as well.

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    Flavia says:

    What a sweet giveaway! Thank you! Please pick me!

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    Sherry says:

    Love your site & your quilts.

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    ellesquare says:

    i love string quilts! this one is super — it looks like you’ve used striped fabric.

    thanks for the giveaway!
    lindsay

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    Valerie says:

    I just did my first ever string block just the other day! Made a pot holder for my Mom for Christmas. Must admit nothing lined up quite right but it’s still pretty!
    I just love the colours in this quilt top so fresh for Christmas!

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    Cat Sull says:

    It looks amazing and so festive and simple. LOVE IT

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    Tanya says:

    Beautiful quilt!!! And those scraps are equally lovely. I am making a string-X quilt of sorts for all my girls. I would be happy to have these scraps come my way. Thanks for the chance!

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    Lindsey F. says:

    I’m working on a lot of last minute projects too. Love the way this quilt turned out and would really love to work with your “leftover” strings.

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    Crystal says:

    This quilt is amazing! Looks like it would take a lot of brain power to put it all together :)

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    Tanya says:

    I’m in the process of putting together string X quilts of sorts. These would be a lovely addition. And, that quilt is amazing!

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    Julia says:

    This is soo pretty ! I love Ruby

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    Anne says:

    Ooh, sign me up for those lovely leftovers! I love this and I’m thinking about trying a string quilt next myself!

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    Lily Ann says:

    I love your quilt. The colors are beautiful.

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    Diane says:

    You are always so generous sharing your talents! Would love your scraps too! Thanks.

  152. 152

    Your quilt is gorgeous. I love Ruby. I have wanted to make a string quilt for while but have not yet had the chance. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Pam says:

    Oh how I would love some of these strings to try my hand at a small string quilt!

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    Chancy says:

    Great giveaway and I LOVE that quilt!

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    MoeWest says:

    Your Ruby string quilt is beautiful! I’d like to make a string quilt someday too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Elizabeth J says:

    That scrap pile looks lovely – would love to have it as my own!

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    Katie B says:

    Yum! I’d love to win!

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    bdaiss says:

    Ohmygoodness! Yes pretty please! I love this line and it would be perfect for my little girl!

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    Colleen says:

    This is really pretty, and I love how you customized each block–it looks amazing! And thanks for a chance to win!

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    Beautiful quilt! I absolutely {heart} Bonnie and Camille. Ruby is one collection I have yet to get my hands on, so hopefully some will come my way, right?! :D Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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    CJ says:

    Beautiful quilt! Merry Christmas.

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    Alli says:

    Wow, your strings did line up so nicely! Your quilt top is fantastic! :)

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    Jackie H says:

    What a fun quilt! My favorite colors are red and green, so I heartily agree with you about how your quilt is perfect for Christmas and after Christmas! Great job!

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    Mika says:

    Now that’s a gorgeous pile of scraps! It would look gorgeous on my cutting table! LOL!

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    Kay Hoeppner says:

    I love, love, love this quilt and it would be lovely in my liveing room. Love your blog and Max is just precious:)

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    Julie says:

    great job on this quilt! i would love your scraps!

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    Cori says:

    Just ran across your blog today — love it! And *gorgeous* quilt!

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    Jane says:

    Thanks for a great blog, and such a pretty giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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    Penny G says:

    Love the scraps. Just finished wrapping the last of the presents. Got to finish cookies and make pralines, and then decide what I am taking to the family dinner. I also have a quilt that will just have to be finished next year.

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    svetlana says:

    Gorgeous quilt! I’d love to win the scraps. Thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas

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    Amber Murray says:

    I love your quilt. I would love to win some scraps.

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    lauradodson says:

    Sign me up! Thank for offering your leftovers, I LOVE leftovers. Your quilt top is so pretty and cheerful.

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    Kirsten says:

    These fabrics look so pretty and fresh in this quilt design!!

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    Kim says:

    so pretty, and while the colours are christmassy, they’re not restricted to the season. Beautiful line of fabrics, would love to have a play with some myself.
    merry christmas to you and yours.

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    Flying Blind says:

    Superb quilt and scraps – have a lovely Christmas x

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    Stacey Price says:

    I have never tried a string quilt yet and it looks like fun. Plus….Ruby is so great!

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    Diane says:

    The quilt top looks lovely! I have been sorting for a spider web quilt and these would add to the pile quite well.

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    Lael says:

    I’d love to have a little Ruby in my life. I’ve been coveting it, but holding back.

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    Andrea says:

    Love this quilt. It feels fresh.
    Happy holidays!!

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    Katy says:

    I love your quilt (and the fabric, just a bit, I mean a lot)! I would love to win some scraps to turn into something wonderful! Always enjoy the inspiration you bring my day! Thanks!!

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    Sara Homeyer says:

    I love string quilts also, so I would love to have some “stranger” strips to add to my stock!

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    Sharon says:

    Oh my WOW is that quilt gorgeous! I <3 <3 <3 the prints!

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    tusen says:

    beautiful quilt and such a pile of strips would be lovely, thank you so much for the giveaway.

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    debgins says:

    Red and aqua – what is there not to like??? I would also add lots of white with those strings, as you did. I love that look! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Rene B says:

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I would love to make one of these some day :)

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    jess says:

    That quilt is stunning!

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    audrey says:

    That’s adorable!!! Love the Ruby! Merry Christmas :)

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    Brooke says:

    I would love to get some scraps! I’ve been wanting to make a string quilt and this would be just the push I need:)

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    Karen says:

    Your quilt is wonderful – I’d love a chance to win the scraps, it’s quite an inviting pile.

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    nina hudson says:

    i love your string quilts, one day i want to make one.

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    Joan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Heather says:

    Beautiful quilt. Ruby really is lovely and how I’d love some leftovers! Merry Christmas!

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    Diane says:

    Love string quilts and the Ruby line … !!! thanks for the chance :) Happy Holidays!

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    darlene says:

    always love your work … ruby, one of my faves next to bliss, of course …. now, what would have made this quilt *perfect* is max posing on it ….. LOL …. darlene

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    KatieW says:

    What a great quilt! I’ve been meaning to try my hand at a string quilt, but they seem so intimidating.

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    kim says:

    Time for me to branch out and try a string quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Diane Maxwell says:

    I always love how your string quilts turn out. I have two that are in-progress but keep getting side tracked on other projects. One day, I will finish them!

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    jennifer says:

    i’d love a chance to play with those beautiful fabrics! i’ve never really done a string quilt…

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    Brittney says:

    Those strips would go great with some scraps I already have in my stash. I’d love ‘em!

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    Katy says:

    Oh wow, that top looks fab, love that string design! Thanks for the chance to win the leftovers too :)

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    Beth says:

    Thanks for the chance!! Love the quilt.

    elmiller33(at)gmail(dot)com

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    bess says:

    LOVE ruby!! fun giveaway!

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    Jessica Knudsen says:

    That quilt top is beautiful! I absolutely love the colors.

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    Taisia says:

    Oooh Ruby! Yes please :)

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    car54 says:

    I am trying to get up my courage to use your string quilt tutorial–this one is beautiful.

    I hope you post your chart. I know they don’t have to line up but I am kind of neurotic about that and I would love to see how you did it! This one is a beautiful quilt!

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    Sue says:

    I’m a newbie quilter. I have only completed one so far and am working on my second. Would love to win this to start building a stash! Happy Holidays!

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    Marci says:

    Love this line. It would also make a cute pillow.

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    Maggie says:

    What a yummy quilt! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the giveaway chance!

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    Laura says:

    String quilts are so full of small surprises in each block. Loving’ this!

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    Jenny says:

    yummy yummy Ruby! would love to own some!

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    Kim says:

    I love it!

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    Ashleigh says:

    Awesome quilt top. I’m a huge fan!!!

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    Tracy says:

    Beautiful string quilt. That’s on my list of things to do some day! :) Merry Christmas!

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    Bea says:

    This is so lovely!

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    Amy says:

    Aw, just can’t get enough of those beautiful Ruby colors! Thanks for a fun giveaway and the chance to win!

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    TiffanyM says:

    Those scraps would be so beautiful for a quilt for my baby niece!

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    Kim says:

    Very pretty colors, thanks for the giveaway :o)

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    jmniffer says:

    I love how this top finished. I am excited to make a string quilt myself. Having a chart to help organize the blocks would be wonderful, so would the leftover strips! Thanks for the chance.

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    kimland says:

    ohhh my, maybe I won’t get pretty ruby red shoes for Christmas but, those lovely Ruby scraps would do! thanks for the chance and happy holidays to you and yours!

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    Love this quilt top! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. I’ve used many of your tutorials and adore your blog!

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    Krystal says:

    Ooooooooo, what a great surprise giveaway! Scraps are the best!! Especially with such coveted fabrics :)

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    kelly jo says:

    I would absolutely love this! It would be perfect for either the pineapple blocks I’ve been working on or the scrappy log cabin I’m planning!!

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    Fran says:

    The colours are crisp and bright. Very pretty.

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    I love all your quilts and have been following your blog for quite some time.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas

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    Brittany says:

    Scraps?
    Yes please!

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    Beth says:

    I am cleaning too! Company coming tomorrow . . . just sat down to catch my breath and found your giveaway! I just started my first string quilt.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    WendyLou says:

    Merry Christmas!! Love this quilt – fabulous as always!!

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    Catherine says:

    I think this is my favourite version of your string quilts and of course your choice of using Ruby helps as well!

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    marie ireland says:

    would love those beautiful scraps for my first string quilt in 2012…Merry Christmas, love your blog!!!

    Marie

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    Sarah says:

    Beautiful! Ruby is lovely ANY time of the year :D

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    It looks like me and a lot of other people would love to work with your leftover Ruby strings Ashley! Your quilt is awesome.

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    Lucy says:

    I love the Ruby fabric – I’ve had my eye on it for a while. And as a new quilter, I’d love to learn string quilts!

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    Sheila says:

    Gorgeous! I really like the way that you varied the ratio of print to white in the blocks, but I found the string quilt I made tedious enough without all that extra fussing…I can’t imagine how long this must have taken!

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    Laurie says:

    Your top came out gorgeous, love the way you planned it out. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Jen says:

    Beautiful quilt top!

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    Yvonne says:

    Great quilt and a great and generous giveaway. Many thanks.

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    Linda says:

    Lovely, as always! 8-) I would love to win some of your leftover strings, and I’ll be watching for the chart and tutorial for this quilt.

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    natalie says:

    would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win your scraps!

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    Tamie says:

    I really want to make a string quilt and I love Ruby, Bliss, etc. Thanks for sharing your scraps.

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    Jennifer says:

    Just love all the colors!

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    Vicky says:

    This quilt is beautiful. I would love to see your chart and how you did this. Love the colors. Thank you for the giveaway too.

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    traci says:

    hmmm, this would be a great way to learn to make a string quilt! thanks for the opportunity!

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    Nurseli says:

    Fabulous quilt top. But I love all your quilts!

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    Angelina S. says:

    That quilt top is great!

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    angela d. says:

    I’d love to add these strings to the string quilt I’ve been making with my scraps. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Jackie says:

    Love your string quilt! I would love to win your scraps and make something of my own, I have purchased a few pieces of Ruby and this would mix in! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

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    Agnes says:

    Love love love all your string quilts – thanks for the giveaway!

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    Cindy says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous!! I love the colors! I really need to give this a try sometime! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Megan says:

    Nice! And you’re so right. It looks great for Christmas but the colors work any time of year! Thanx for the chance!

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    YC says:

    I confess I have a scrap addiction… but a string quilt would be fun to try!

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    Manda says:

    Love this quilt, it’s beautiful!

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    Amy says:

    Excellent quilt! I’m new to quilting but hope someday to be as skilled as you!

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    Elisabeth says:

    Gorgeous quilt. The colours are fabulous. Have a lovely Christmas!

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    I looooove string quilts! And yours looks wonderful :) And Ruby looks soooo sweet! Thank you very much for the giveaway.
    Merry Christmas to everyone!!
    Silvia

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    Jackie says:

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! I love these quilts but so far I never have enough scraps and so I have only made one throw pillow using this method… I love your blog it helps inspire me! Happy holidays!!

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    Patti Parks says:

    You create beautiful quilts and I love each one that you do! Your pile of scraps are so pretty and I would love to make something with them! Happy Holidays!

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    Danny says:

    I would love to win your scraps!

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    Bronwyn Bulwer says:

    I love ALL your quilts and you are such an inspiration to me! I would love to win your scraps as I am a new quilter and am trying to build up my stash. Happy Christmas!

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    Love it!! Thank you for the give away!!

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    Jennifer says:

    beautiful! thanks for the giveaway, and merry christmas!

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    Lou says:

    Lovely, as all of your quilts. Merry and bright, for sure. Thank you for the giveaway and merry christmas!!!

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    charlotte says:

    I love the way this one turned out. You’re right, Ruby is great at the holidays, but also at any time of the year. Merry Christmas!

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    Ivana says:

    Great job! I love your work, mary christmas

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    I just adore string quilts. It give the artistic freedom to create a quilt that is unique in every way. Your quilt is amazing. Love the color combo.

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    Linda says:

    Strings Rule! I have made several string quilts and I have several more that I need to make so I would so enjoy your scraps. Ruby Strings is awesome. Love it. Thanks!

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    Beth D says:

    I would love A chance to play with your string scraps so please put me in the draw hugs Beth

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    kerri horne says:

    i am working on a string quilt myself…but its something that I do when I’m between quilts….a little here, a little there. but seeing yours makes me want to get it all done!!! beautiful work

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    cynthia says:

    That is a lovely string quilt–a perfect combination of design and fabric choice. I am so tempted by Ruby!

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    Sarah says:

    This is beautiful – I have wanted to make one of these since buying your book but never remember to buy the fabric glue! If 253 turns out to be the lucky number, I’ll definitely remember the glue!

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    Laurel says:

    I have so admired your quilts and projects from afar!! Who wouldn’t just love to be the recepient of your scraps! Maybe you’ll pick me!! Merry Christmas to you and yours…just know this will be your best Xmas yet!!
    Laurel/NJ
    WHaeser1@aol.com

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    Jean says:

    It’s beautiful. Hope you and your family have a terrific Christmas.

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    Montse says:

    The quilt looks awesome! The design must have involved a lot of planning/drawing!
    Terrific giveaway! Merry Xmas!!!

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    Amy says:

    Brand new to quilting & I have found your tutorials amazing & helpful! I’d love the scraps to try a quilt!

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    Sandy says:

    The scraps would be a great addition to my string quilt stash. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sarah T says:

    love those colors!

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    PattyK says:

    Beautiful1 I can’t wait to see how you decide to quilt it.

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    Marianne says:

    I don’t have any Ruby but would love to! Your top looks great. Hope your Christmas is wonderful!

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    cecilia says:

    lovely as usual

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    Michele says:

    I would love your excess strings!! I’d make a smaller version of your gorgeous quilt!! Thanks! Crossing my fingers.

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    Pam C says:

    I love string quilts and yours is beautiful! It is getting pinned!

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    Margaret says:

    Your quilt is so pretty! I have been eyeing that fabric collection for a while and would love to win some scraps. Love your blog :)

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    karen says:

    Love your quilts!

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    Linda K says:

    Last thing I should be doing this morning is reading blogs LOL, but I sure would like to sew a string quilt with “Ruby”. Thanks for the chance to win! Back to wrapping and baking…..

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    LMc says:

    I really like this quilt. I look forward to the chart. I’m going to try one. Thanks!

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    Vera says:

    What a beautiful quilt. I too, love string quilts. I’m crossing my quilting needles that I win this giveaway! Thanks for your generosity!

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    Kelsey Kuyers says:

    I love your blog you inspire me a ton.i love to quilt but being only fourteen, it takes me a while to save up for one.
    i would love to win the scraps.

    Have a Merry Christmas

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    Georgette says:

    What a gorgeous quilt! Have been wanting to try a string quilt following your tutorial I know after seeing this one that I will have to make one for 2012.

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    elsa says:

    oh look at all the lovely scraps! Love the quilt and not sure I have the patience to make one (tho I do love the minute detail that sometimes comes with making a quilt).
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    karen peachey says:

    Beautiful! I love ruby!

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    Steph says:

    Beautiful fabrics! I’ve been wanting to try a string quilt and this would be the perfect opportunity!

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    Emily V says:

    Beautiful quilt! Thank you for the opportunity to win some of the “strings” :) Merry Christmas!

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    Karen says:

    Your quilt is bee-u-tee-FULL!! And, I heart scraps. I buy other people’s scraps on Etsy as an inexpensive way to add variety to my piecing. I would love to have yours too!

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    Sanne says:

    Nice crisp colors, sure it will work all year. Would love to win the scraps to include in a spiderweb quilt.
    Merry Christmas to you all :o)

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    Kristy says:

    Gorgeous quilt! I’d love to win some scraps :)

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    Martha says:

    Love, love , love your Ruby quilt!!! It is gorgeous:) wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas:)

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    Amber says:

    Lovely quilt! I would love to make a string quilt some day. Looking forward to seeing your chart posted (hopefully!) Thanks & Merry Christmas!

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    Lynnet says:

    Beautiful! I’ve been wanting to do one I these since I saw your first one. Maybe this year I can tackle it, I’m a little intimidated by it.

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    Kathy A says:

    Simply Beautiful!

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    Marcia R says:

    Your ruby quilt top turned out absolutely beautiful. I have been wanting to get some Ruby and also to try string quilting! I love the way your strings match up (the random ones are not as appealing to me!)

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    Anne says:

    Recently ordered Ruby fat quarters – just love it and your string quilt too. Would love all those scraps!!

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    Hi there Ashley,

    Thanks for the chance to win! The quilt is beautiful.. I should be doing some holiday cleaning too, but MAN it’ll just be dirty again in an hour!

    Happy Holidays!

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    B says:

    Wow. Beautiful quilt and one of my faves.

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    Lisa says:

    Would love to win… the colors are so fresh and fun. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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    Keri says:

    Would LOVE those scraps & strings! SOOO pretty! I hope to make me a quilt with those colors one of these days….or years ; )

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    Paula says:

    I love these great fabrics!!! I’ve added your string quilt to my list of projects… Happy Holidays!!

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    lynn says:

    love! thanks

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    Caroline C says:

    I hope it’s not too late to enter. I LOVE string quilts.

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    Jodi says:

    I hope to make a string quilt some day. Yours is so nice! Thanks for the chance.

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    amorette says:

    love the finished product, and i would love to use up your scraps!

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    LeAnn says:

    LOVE that quilt! And I’m a scrap junkie, so I’d love to win your pile of scraps. (I have some of that Bonnie & Camille fabric–love the red and aqua combination.)

    Merry Christmas!
    LeAnn

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    kristina says:

    I love love love your sting quilts. I would like to make one but have to get throught some WIPS before my husband makes me pick the quilts or him.

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    love it, love it, love it! I love that Ruby line anyway and I love string blocks, but especially how you controlled them a little bit. Thanks for sharing!

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    Debbie Gallett says:

    I love Ruby. I could totally use those strings on the quilt I’m working on.

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    Amanda says:

    Love the quilt and fabric choices! I would love to win the scraps!!! There are so many things you could make with them! Thank you for the chance to win! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    Allison says:

    Another gorgeous string quilt! Would love to see that chart. You inspired me to make some holiday string quilt potholders for gifts. Appreciated your tutorial.

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    MichelleS says:

    I love seeing your string quilts. Very inspiring! I would love to win your scraps!

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    Bridget says:

    Simply inspirational, thanks for the giveaway!

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    Shannon F says:

    this is gorgeous! I love the Ruby line and would love to win some ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Beth T. says:

    Ooh, thanks for sharing! I’d be thrilled to receive some of your Ruby goodness. And yes, please, when you have time, an explanation of your charting would be most welcome.

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    Annie says:

    I Love the string quilt and eagerly await the chart. Thanks so much for all the extra work you do (like the chart) and I would love the oh so pretty scrap pile! :)

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    Katie says:

    So beautiful!! I would love scraps to make something fun!! Happy Holidays!!

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    Cherie Webb says:

    Lovely quilt. Love Rubys colors.These scraps would be a blast to play with.

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    Amy in SC says:

    Wow! The quilt is beautiful,and the scraps are awesome.

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    Tara says:

    That is beautiful! I love how the white makes all the colors pop!

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    Sharon says:

    I have used your tutorial and made one string quilt — just love looking at all your wonderful creations. Some of your ‘leftovers’ would be great for my next one. Have the merriest of holidays. Thanks!

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    Courtney says:

    Thanks for the chance to win these lovely scraps!

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    Mindy says:

    Love the quilt! I think just might need to make one of these :)

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    Lisa Redmond says:

    String quilts are my latest obsession :)

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    Kelly says:

    I made a string quilt this year, too! Mine didn’t use any solids, though. I really like the effect solids give. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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    Cindy Singer says:

    I would love to make one of these quilts!!

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    Mieke says:

    Love your string quilt. Love to be part of the giveaway, as I can use all kind of scraps for my Dear Jane project.

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    Tonya Albers says:

    gorgeous quilt! I hope to attempt a string quilt one of these days :) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas & enjoy every minute with that adorable little Max! :)

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    monique says:

    What a beautiful pile of scraps! Your string quilt is a stunner! Thank you for sharing your work with us. You’re so inspirational.

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