celebrating milestones

I realized this morning that I almost missed my 3 year blogging anniversary! I had it in the back of my mind that it was coming up, and I knew I wanted to do something to celebrate, but somehow the day (June 1st) came and went without me realizing it… but better late than never, right?

In some ways it seems like just yesterday that I started sewing and writing about it, and in others, it seems like it’s been way longer than just three years. Thank you to all of you who have stopped by the blog throughout these years. I certainly appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to visit, read and comment. I hope you know how much I enjoy reading your comments, even though I don’t often have the time to respond (especially since Max’s arrival!)

Speaking of, look who else is celebrating a milestone – Max is 8 weeks old today!

Anyway, to celebrate, I thought it would be fun to give away a quilt. How about this one, made from Anna Maria Horner’s lovely Innocent Crush? While I’m not usually drawn to purples, I love the way it looks in this quilt with all the solid white, and I’m particularly fond of that green binding. I hope one of you will be as well!

[You can find the original post about this quilt here, as well as a tutorial to make this quilt block here… you know, in case you don’t win, but still want to make one!]

To enter, please leave a comment on this post. You’re welcome to write whatever you’d like, or if you’d like, you could tell me what you’d like to see/read more of on this blog. Please just leave one comment per person! International entries are welcome. I’ll leave it open through the weekend and will select a winner on Monday.

Comments are now closed. I’ll select and post the winner shortly!

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948 Responses to celebrating milestones

  1. 1
    coleen says:

    I love your blog and quilts, they’re so modern and fresh! Yay for 3 years!

  2. 2
    mjb says:

    Your ability to sew so prolifically, even throughout your pregnancy, and post so often is an inspiration! I wish I could keep up πŸ™‚

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      Jaime says:

      That quilt is amazing! What is also amazing is how much sewing you’ve done since Max’s arrival. My baby was born a week before Max and I am still struggling to find a way to do a little sewing here and there.

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    Monique says:

    Gorgeous Max and a gorgeous quilt, what more could you want!

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      lauradodson says:

      I’m in agreement. I think Mr. Max needs to stay on as primary quilt model. And maybe cool fabric alerts or finds of the modern variety.

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    TracyDK says:

    Congrats on your three year bloggiversary and congrats to Max for his 8 weeks! πŸ˜€ I have a toddler and I wished I could do as much as you get done. I love your blog! πŸ™‚

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      Omega says:

      I found your blog about 6 months ago and I love it! I just had a baby 12 weeks ago so it was always fun to read along about your pregnancy too! Your quilts are beautiful! I am in the midst of my first strip quilt as we speak!

  5. 8
    Mary says:

    Hi Ashley!
    I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and I absolutely love the way you combine fabrics and colors to make your gorgeous quilts! I’ve never made a quilt before but you have inspired me and I recently bought some batting so i could give it a try soon! Max is absolutely adorable too and I love all of the pictures you post! πŸ™‚ Keep up the amazing work!

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    kELLY says:

    I don’t think you should change a thing unless its more of that gorgeous baby πŸ˜‰
    Love your blog, so inspirational.

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    Laura P says:

    Congratulations on 3 years and 8 weeks πŸ™‚

    I love your blog – I use your pics for inspiration.

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    Katie B says:

    Congrats on the milestones! I love the green binding on this one.

  9. 12
    Kristen W says:

    I love everything you already write about! Every post is inspiring, for sure. Thanks!

  10. 13
    Debbie S says:

    I LOVE your blog, I always smile when I see a post in my reader by FITF πŸ™‚ OMG what a wonderful giveaway. My sister and her hubby love purple, and I have none in my stash, and I suppose I owe them a quilt….I would love to win this and then give it to them :0

  11. 14
    rachellake says:

    Gorgeous quilt, it is always so inspiring to see what all you are sewing!

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    marci m says:

    happy anniversary! i love that quilt, that fabric, and that sweet 8-week-old darling. <3

  13. 16
    jen says:

    lovely colours in this quilt…so generous of you to give it away….congrats on 3 years…

  14. 17
    Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on two great milestones! Love, love, love the Innocent Crush fabric and this quilt.

  15. 18
    Becky says:

    First off I love your quilts. I have it as a goal of mine to make one someday, but in the meantime I just drool over yours. I’d love to win, especially with a little one on the way in about a month- which is going to put off my quilt-making plans for at least a bit!

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    Ruth says:

    I also wish I could keep up! You really are an inspiration! And happy first-two-months-birthday to Max!

  17. 20
    Ashleigh Anderson says:

    I absolutely love your work. You are such an inspiration.

  18. 21
    Wendy says:

    I find your blog very ispirational. I now think more “out of the box” with a sewing project and even am attempting larger-scale projects-plus cute baby pics are always
    win-win for us all!! Congratulations on your blogging milestone!

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    cindy sc says:

    Love your quilts… your quilt backs inspire me… and Max is the cutest ever…

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    Flying Blind says:

    Congratulations on the 3 years, and double congratulations on the last 8 weeks! You are an inspiration x

  21. 24
    Addie says:

    I love your blog and your modern quilts! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  22. 25
    marilyn says:

    Congrats! The quilt is lovely!!

  23. 26
    Kristel says:

    It’s a lovely quilt. It’s funny I don’t really like those AMH prints much when I see them on their own, but they look so wonderful when they’re actually in use.

    Max is adorable, as ever.

  24. 27
    Colleen says:

    You are an inspiration. I love the quilts you make and the way you quilt them.

  25. 28
    Debbie says:

    I’ve followed you blog for quite a while cuz 1) I like how your blog looks; 2) I like your writing style; and 3) I really like what you make! Congrats on 3 years AND on your little one. Life is good.

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    Kimberly Nielsen says:

    I have enjoyed reading your website for the past two years. I love your use of bright colors! You have inspired me to try colors out of my comfort zone and I’m enjoying the new experience with the colors! Here’s to many more years of blogging!

  27. 30

    Congrats on your blogiversary!

    Sweet Baby and a Lovely Quilt πŸ˜€

    I’d love to see step by step tutorials (if you can manage with the baby ;D)

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    Taylor says:

    I’m new to quilting and following the blogging world and this specific quilt with tutorial is one of the first one’s I really fell in love with and could see how approchable this craft was. Congrats on three years and the new little one!

  29. 32
    Lizz says:

    Congrats on 3 years!! I’ve been following you for about a year now and I just love your blog!

  30. 33
    Dorothy says:

    Congrats on 3 years! That is a lot of blogging! I really enjoy your quilts, keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing!

  31. 34
    Frances says:

    Hi Ashley, congrats on your 3 year! I love that purple quilt, so pretty! Purple is officially my new Winter Colour (I’m writing from South Africa) and a new quilt would be very welcome in the cold weather we’ve been having.

  32. 35
    Kelly E says:

    I love your blog. It inspired me to make a string quilt – which is still in progress! πŸ™‚ Thanks for all your beautiful posts.

  33. 36
    Jessica says:

    I was so sad to flip the page on my Whip Up calendar the other day, and say goodbye to the May photo of your Heather Ross quilt. I’m always inspired by your work! Happy blog anniversary, and a happy 8 weeks to little Max!

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    Laura T says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your creativity and life with us!

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    Sarah T says:

    Congrats on 3 years! And a happy 8 weeks to Max πŸ™‚

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    Kar says:

    What a wonderful giveaway Ashley! Your quilts are always so awesome. You do inspire me to get my tail moving. πŸ™‚ Max is just too cute for words. 8wks already. Wow!!! Have a wonderful weekend with your guys.

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    sarah s says:

    Congratulations on three years!

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    Kristin says:

    That quilt is beautiful. Love seeing the pictures of Max as he grows.

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    Madeleine says:

    You made a lot of pretty pretty things in only three years (and a precious baby too!)! Congratulations for all your beautiful work and for all the inspiration you generously share with us! It would be a honour to have one of your quilts!!

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    Annika says:

    Congratulations on your blog-anniversary! And thank you for being such an inspiration!

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    Jenny says:

    I love your blog and your quilts. I always find inspiration on your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations and patterns!

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    Sarah says:

    Congrats on 3 years and 8 weeks! Max looks adorable in his quick change trousers!

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    Lindsay says:

    What a gorgeous quilt! And as always, that dear baby Max is a stunner. Congrats on the milestones!

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    Andrea says:

    Congratulations on your three years blogging anniversary! Your quilts are so lovely and I especially like the colour combinations you choose Γ’β‚¬β€œ so fresh and warm. Also, the speed at which you whip them up is admirable, even with a little one to look after. Thanks so much for the give-away.

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    Jewel says:

    Congratulations on your milestone. Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all. Thanks for the pictures of the baby he is the cutest thing ever. This is one of my all time favorite quilts that you have made. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Margaret says:

    Congrats! I love your color sense and how you use a fabric that I have somehow overlooked and made it shine.

  47. 50
    Suzanne says:

    Three years…I don’t know how long I have been reading but it’s been quite a while. I feel like you have really developed a place for yourself on the web. Your design and style are distinct and your work has definitely influenced mine. I have made several of your pillowcases and thought of and referenced your techniques as well. I know your life is definitely in transition with Max. I hope you are able to find the balance you like between motherhood and sewing. Happy blog anniversary to you!

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    Rachel says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I love reading your blog – I always find what you’re sewing so inspiring! I don’t know how you kept sewing while pregnant though – I’m now in my 6th month and just can’t get in the groove. It’s so nice that your little guy gets to enjoy snuggling on quilts you made!

  49. 52
    Kara says:

    What an amazingly generous giveaway! I love your blog, and your quilting style has really inspired me. I used to primarily sew clothing but now I am crazy about quilts, and a lot of it is due to you!

  50. 53
    Christina says:

    I just want to tell you how inspiring your blog is, and what a fantastic introduction it’s been to me over the past couple of years to modern quilting. I only knew what my mom had taught me (which was great!) but didn’t look anything like what you do – and I am in LOVE with every one of your quilts. Thanks for the years of pumping me full of creativity and desire to quilt!

  51. 54
    Marguerite Leahy says:

    Congratulations on blogging for 3 years. I like that you have some clothing ideas on here as well as quilting. Also big contrats on Max. He is such a cute bubba.

  52. 55
    Kimmer says:

    Oh boy, I’ve loved that quilt since you first posted it! Don’t change a thing about your blog, please… you inspire me daily!

  53. 56
    Sarah says:

    Congratulations on milestones! I always love to see your different takes on quilting. Your creativity is inspiring!

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    randi says:

    Yeah for 3 years AND for 8 weeks! Thanks for the inspiration you provide here on your blog! πŸ™‚

  55. 58
    Rita S says:

    My daughter-in-law got me started on following quilting & fabric blogs over the Christmas break. What a joy it has been to have a little peek into the windows of so many talented & inspirational quilters & fabric junkies. Amazing, vibrant, and gorgeous ideas to glean from. Thanks so much for letting us “in”. My machine is smoking!

  56. 59
    Sarah M says:

    Love your blog and I love to see all of your quilts!

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    Carole Ann says:

    I love your tutorials, but even just the beautiful photos of your quilts are enough to inspire me to quilt more! I would love to win that quilt, but if I don’t I plan to try out that block myself!

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    Laura says:

    I love your quilts and your blog, and I’m amazed at your ability to choose colors and patterns and fabrics. I can’t do it, I think I lack that color combination gene. And what a better proof of that ability than that gorgeous little baby, a really cute genes combination. You have a gift, oh yes.

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    Anna says:

    Love the baby pic and love the quilt! Congrats on your anniversary.

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    Emily says:

    Congratulations to you and Max! I would love to see more of your quilt design process and color/fabric selection thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

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    Jessie says:

    As a new sewer, your blog has been really inspirational!

  62. 65
    Kelli says:

    Congrats on your 3 yr. anniversary!!! Here’s to many more anniversaries to come!!!

  63. 66
    Carla says:

    I check your blog and your Etsy site all the time. I love your use of colours and I often stop by just for inspiration and “refreshment” when I’m working on a project! And I so much enjoy your tutorials, too – I can really understand what to do from your writing and photos. I have been loving the pix of Max – I’ve got four chicks in my nest, all growing up too quickly, and your photos bring back those happy baby days!

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    beth says:

    What a lovely quilt! Congrats on 3 years and 8 weeks!

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    Kressley says:

    I love your blog. It is a constant source of inspiration for my quilting. Congratulations to you and Max!

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    bess says:

    congratulations on 3 yrs! (and 8 weeks!) i love tutorials, but i know they take a lot of time to prep. so, my request would be tutorials (when you have the time) and lots of quilty photos for inspiration.

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    Alison says:

    What a beautiful quilt. Baby is even cuter. I would love to win the quilt.

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    joelle lambert says:

    I too would love to see more of how you get your inspirations and the process of design and color selection. I enjoy your blog. ENjoy Max- he will be a handful (although a sweet handful) soon.

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    Steffi says:

    started sewing around the same time as you did here in hamburg (germany) and came across your blog searching the web for quilt inspirations. love it big time since then and thank you for all these beauties you created during the last years including your cute baby boy!

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    Heather says:

    Congratulations! Your quilts are beautiful, but Max is absolutely precious!

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    Evelyn says:

    I just LOVE this quilt. It’s one of my favourites. It’s also my favourite fabric so far and I’m only a relative newbie quilter. I love seeing all your gorgeous pics of you little baby. I’ve got an 18wk old myself.

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    Alissa says:

    Hey Ashley! Beautiful quilt!! No need to enter me (as I am sure you understand I have plenty of quilts already!) but just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you over the past years!! Friends are the best party of this whole quilt blog dealio!! XO-Alissa

  73. 76

    Happy Anniversary! Love your blog and your quilts. And now I love your little Max pictures also.

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    Christina says:

    Beautiful quilt! I love your blog always beautiful pictures and great designs plus now there is little max who is just adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Holly says:

    Congrats on three years! I love seeing all the beautiful quilts you make, keep them coming!

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    Jacey says:

    While I don’t stop by your blog often, I love seeing your beautiful projects pop up in my flickr stream. Congratulations on your 3 year milestone! I will definitely stop by more often!

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    Chris says:

    A beautiful quilt and a precious baby boy! Thank you for giving us the chance to win one of your amazing quilts!

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    Carol M says:

    You are a constant source of inspiration! Max is adorable. Thanks for blogging!

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    Michelle says:

    This quilt has been a favorite since you first posted about it – thanks for the chance to win it! Your blog inspired me to try quilting and I now have 3 finished, 3 WIP, and a fabric stash with many quilts in its future. I have benefitted from the tutorials and love the clear, bright photos. Advice on technique is always appreciated. Many, many congratulations on your anniversary and beautiful little Max.

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    Rosemary says:

    Congrats on 3 years! Love that sweet little face of Max’s. The quilt is lovely. Your blog is such a sweet inspiration to me!

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    I love your site. I love your style. I admire you doing with your life what you enjoy. Your new addition is precious, as is your pleasant attitude. Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous quilt!

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    phiona says:

    congratulations on your 3 years blogging anniversary ashley! thanks for cheering me on during my own quilting adventures. surely it was you and all your inspirational quilts that even put the thought in my head that i could indeed quilt (or try to at least!)

    looking forward to future posts!


    (does my post not count since we ae friends??)

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    Rebekah says:

    I love looking at the simple lines of your quilts. Your tastes in quilting are very similar to mine. Nothing fancy, just simple and cute. I also love your pictures. And your Max is super precious!

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    Angela says:

    I started following your blog because I really like the modern style of your quilts. It inspires me to try new things and to branch out from the standard patchwork style. I would love to read more about mixing prints. For me, that’s the most challenging aspect of quilting.

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    Shannon S says:

    Beautiful quilt. Congrats on the milestones!

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    Alllison says:

    Congrats on the blog anniversary! I love reading your blog and I would feel so lucky to win one of your quilts. From reading your blog I’ve decided that I want to try and make strip quilt — I only hope it turns out half a great as one of yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    ellesquare says:

    happy blogiversary, ashley! I would love a tutorial for sashed blocks set on point.

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    lisa swinney says:

    beautiful quilt! i love your blog and love seeing pictures of your beautiful little family! Happy Anniversary.

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    Laine says:

    Congrats on 3 years! I adore your blog. It is very inspiring!!! (Max is sooo cute!)

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    Dianne says:

    Love the quilt…and I’ve never owned any AMH so that would be a treat for me!

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    Chen says:

    Congrats on the three years and for Max turning eight weeks. Love seeing his cute face on your quilts.

  92. 95

    Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! More importantly congratulations on 8 weeks! The quilt is beautiful as area all of your creations.

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    nettie says:

    sometimes I think I don’t really like Innocent Crush, but I really love the colors of this quilt.

    Max is just so cute.

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    Nancy says:

    Beautiful quilt! And Happy Anniversary! Max is such a cutie! I love it when you post tutorials!

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    Alisa says:

    3 years…congratulations! I love your blog and your work is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity and your darling little family.

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    Katie says:

    Beautiful quilt! I can’t believe how much you’ve accomplished in just three years.

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    Amanda Gaskin says:

    Great blog, beautiful quilts, and wonderful photography. Congratulations!

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    Lori says:

    This is a beautiful quilt! Your little Max is adorable too!

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    Courtney L. says:

    Wow, what a fabulous giveaway! While I love all of your posts, I especially love the ones where you share the process of making a quilt from concept to design to sewing to quilt. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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    Zarina says:

    I love the blog as it is and Congratulations on your milestones.

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    Tina says:

    Happy Blog-iversary!

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    Amy says:

    Congrats on three years! And Max is so cute!
    I always am inspired by your quilts, you always do beautiful work.

  103. 106

    Happy Anniversary!!!
    love come here for lots and lots of beautiful inspiration and see your adorable little guy!
    thanks for the chance to win that amazing quilt!!! hope be the lucky one!

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    Sarah says:

    Happy three year anniversary to FITF, and happy eight weeks b-day to Max! There’s always something to inspire me on your blog. And I just love the name, because I remember when I used to keep my film in the fridge!

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    Barbara says:

    I have read your blog since the beginning – has been really fun to see photos of The max as he grows – too darned cute !!

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    Pam says:

    What a great giveaway! My favorite things about your blog are (in no particular order): 1) block tutorials, 2) unexpected mixes of patterns and colors, and 3) baby pictures. So a post on how you select your fabrics for a particular quilt might be fun, together with a tutorial using those selections, then a photo of Max sitting on the final product!

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    That little Max is edible, and that quilt is just divine!

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    Bailey says:

    Congrats! The pictures you take of Max are so beautiful! I have a 10week old and my pictures never look as great as yours.

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    Anita says:

    Congrats on your milestones! I love seeing your quilting ideas. I would love to hear more about how you chose your fabric combinations.

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    Mitzi says:

    Your quilts have been such an inspiration to me. I enjoy reading your blog and following you on your quilting journey. So happy for you on the arrival of Max – what a cutie!

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    It’s been a pleasure to be with you since almost the beginning.
    PS If I win, I hope you don’t mind if I donate the quilt to Quilts Recover.

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    kelly says:

    It’s crazy that it’s been three years — I feel like I just started reading your blog yesterday, but then again, that would be a lot of quilts to make in a short amount of time. I’ve really enjoyed seeing what you come up with next and have found lots of inspiration here that works it’s way into my own sewing. I’m also amazed at how productive you are — with my own new little guy turning three weeks old today, I’m in awe that you’re already back at the machine and turning out new things. What a lucky baby to have so many lovely homemade things. Thanks for sharing your amazing creations here!

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    sharon says:

    congrats to you for your anniversary and Happy 8 weeks to Max!

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    helen says:

    congrats Ashley! I’d love to see more little sewing projects…like your summer tops!

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    oh, oh! the chance to win one of your beautiful quilts! I can’t resist entering.
    Your proficiency and prolificness (I did look that up, and that’s the noun form! (yes, I am a word nerd…)) are a constant inspiration to me! You’re still sewing even with a new baby! You’re my hero! I hope that I will be able to keep up with my crafting and sewing like you. Congratulations on your milestones πŸ™‚

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    Rachel says:

    Wow, I can’t believe you’re giving away a quilt. Beautiful! I love reading your blog. I wish I could finish as many quilts as you do, and Max is just adorable! Congrats on three years.

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    Deserae says:

    I love this tutorial! I made a quilt using it from fruit and veggie fabric! I would love to win your quilt, it is gorgeous!

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    Jackie says:

    Congratulations on your 3 years in the blogging world. Your blog is one of the first ones I read in te morning. Love seeing your quilts and of course pictures of Max.

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    Amber W says:

    Hi Ashley, not sure if I’ve ever left a comment before but have been following your blog for quite a while now (probably 1+ years.) I love your quilts and all the awesome fabrics you pair together! I was so excited to hear the news you were pregnant and are so happy for you and your husband to have cute little Max! Congrats on three years!

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    Megan says:

    Happy Blogaversary Ashley! Max is the cutest, maybe someday he & little Olivia & Lucy can meet while we have a quilt party!

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    Lisa says:

    What a generous giveaway. As other commenters have noted, your blog is fantastic as is: a great mix of tutorials, finished quilt inspiration, a little garment sewing, and of course super-cute baby pics! Thanks for sharing what you do.

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    Josie says:

    I am just in the beginning stages of starting to quilt, and my friend sent me a link to your blog as inspiration. I definitely found inspiration! That quilt is beautiful — I’ll definitely be checking out the tutorial! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it. Congratulations on three years of blogging and on your cutie patootie son!

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    Vickie Clark says:

    Congrats on that gorgeous little boy – and ENJOY him, they really do grow up too fast. Love your quilts – I’ve been at it 1-1/1 years and LOVE it!! It’s fun isn’t it, seeing all those little pieces come together into something so beautiful!!!

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    Jane says:

    Congrats to you, your quilts are always so beautiful! And max is adorable!

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    Jennifer says:

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary and your beautiful baby! Yours was the first quilt blog I ever read and I love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Dorene Morris says:

    Love the colors! Congrats on your milestones.

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    jennifer white says:

    I love your quilts. You have a beautiful son! My first grandson was born on Christmas Eve. So much fun to watch him grow. You are going to have many wonderful times and challenges ahead.

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    Jennifer says:

    Love your blog, and that quilt is beautiful!

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    Deb says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary to you! Absolutely love your quilts and tutorials!

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    Tori Sumer says:

    Wow! You sure have accomplished a lot in 3 years. Love the quilts, I use them for inspiration sometimes. Your son is just precious, we had our first and only almost a year ago, and just found out my SIL is going to have her second child, this quilt would be a great gift for her! Thanks for all the inspiration and keep up the pics of that adorable little guy!!

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    Karen McMillan says:

    Love your blog. You have inspired me to be able to quilt knowing that you have a baby and are able to find time to do all the projects you do. Love the quilt you are giving away. Who wouldn’t want to be wrapped up in an “innocent crush”. The backs of your quilts inspire me as well to be creative with my scraps.

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    Lynne says:

    Congrats on both milestones! Your work is actually what drew my attention to modern quilting in the first place. (Postcards in the Park haunts me to this day!) So, THANK YOU for being such an inspirational part of this great new community I’ve discovered. It’s a joy to log into my Google Reader and find a new post from you. Thanks for taking the film OUT of the fridge and sharing with us all. Best of luck for another great 3 years!

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    Melissa says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! I’ve only recently found your site, but am so inspired! Thank you! Also, your baby is adorable! πŸ™‚

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    Talena Krull says:

    Love this quilt and your blog! And congrats on the beautiful baby boy!!

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    Shelly says:

    I love your blog! I would love to see more posts about sewing with a little one, I have 4 kids and never seem to find the time! (although my littlest is 3 weeks). :). Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Melanie says:

    I used to surf the web for quilt images (the modern day equivalent to flipping through quilt books at the library and bookstore, lol). One day, I realized that my favorite quilts were done by the same person – you! Which led me to your blog…and more quilts to love. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. By the way, I introduced my sister to your blog and she promptly fell madly in love with the very quilt you are offering. I guess I would have to give it to her if I won it, lol.

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    Dianne says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I have loved this quilt since you first posted about it and have had the tutorial bookmarked forever … but have yet to attempt making one! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

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    two.hippos says:

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging and 8 weeks with Max. I think I found your blog about 6 months after you started it and proceeded to spend the afternoon reading every single post. Your quilts are fresh and fun, but also accessible and do-able. In fact I made a version of the quilt you’re giving away as a baby gift for a good friend this winter. I’d sure love a quilt of my own, however πŸ™‚

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    Yours was the first quilt blog I stumbled upon when I was trying to teach myself to quilt. I still LOVE your style and find inspiration here constantly! Congrats on your milestone!

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    Congrats on 3 years! And of course 8 weeks for Max πŸ™‚ I love your blog, your posts are always great! Keep doing what you’re doing!

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    Ruth I. says:

    Congrats on 3 years!

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    Sarah C. says:

    I can’t think of anything I’d like to see different about your blog – I always draw so much inspiration from your quilting style!! Congratulations on all your milestones!!

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    Krista says:

    Happy 3 years!!! I love is quilt! Innocent Crush is one of my favs….would love to see more tutorials πŸ˜‰

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    tara says:

    Congrats on your 3 year anniversary! And even better, happy 8 week birthday to Max πŸ™‚

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    Andrea C says:

    oh i would love to win this quilt!!! love love LOVE the fact that you are still sewing so much even as you were pregnant and now with a newborn! have to say, i was coveting that huge stack of baby quilts that you had for max! you’ve inspired me to have an equally huge amount of quilts for my own future kids. πŸ™‚ happy blogiversary!

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    Eileen says:

    Congrats on 3 years (and 8 weeks too). I love this quilt and the block!

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    Ooh, what a great prize! Congrats on the anniversary and happy 8 weeks to Max! (And I feel like I have to comment at least once a week on Max’s amazing hair!)

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    Melissa says:

    I love your blog- love your style and your quilts (I have been meaning to start making a Crush quilt for weeks!) Congrats to you on 3 years and to Max for 8 weeks. I’d love to see more quilts and more cute Max pictures! πŸ™‚

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    Brynn says:

    Congratulations on three years! I love seeing all your quilts, both in progress and completed. Cute baby pictures are also fabulous. Keep up the great work!

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    Ginger says:

    Happy blogiversary! I love that quilt. And what do I want to see more of? Hmmm, I would say your adorable sweet baby modeling the quilt for us!

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    Mama Mel says:

    Happy 3 year blogoversary! πŸ™‚ I would love to win ANY of your quilts! I love following your blog and seeing your beautiful work. I am so inspired by you! I also love any of Anna Maria Horner’s fabrics, so that would be a bonus!

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    KIm says:

    I have been reading almost since you started and by that time has flown by!!!! You are the reason I started quilting :o) Thanks so much!!!!! Congrats on your blogiversary and your lovely baby boy!!!!!!

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    Elizabeth R says:

    Great quilt, and I’m happy to be reminded of the pattern. I have some fat quarters that would look great in this simple but striking presentation.
    I love your blog and am always impressed with your quality of work. Keep it up!

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    Katrin says:

    Congrats on your anniversary and you gorgeous son! Greetings from Germany!

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    Debra says:

    Congrats on 3 years and Max being 8 weeks old. Both he and the quilt are perfect! Love your blog, don’t change a thing πŸ™‚

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    Erika says:

    congratulations on 3 years and 8 weeks. The quilt is darling!

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    Lisa says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I love the quilt and am a person who tends to be drawn to purples. I love your blog…bright patchwork quilting really makes my heart sing!

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    Sharon T says:

    Max is beautiful! Love your blog and your projects…And I LOVE the quilt!
    Sharon T

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    Hannah says:

    Thanks so much for sharing one of your quilts. I think you’ve done a great job sharing straight-forward, practical tutorials, and I’d love to keep seeing more of those!

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    Katie says:

    WOW, what an amazing giveaway. I love your blog–don’t change a thing! Okay, so that’s not very helpful. Um, more cute baby pictures? πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

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    Leyre says:

    Oh my gosh! Your blog has been inspiring me to try my own hand at quilting. I haven’t put anything together just yet (getting there, I actually sewed my first bunch of blocks a couple of weeks ago!) but I bet one of your quilts would provide JUST the inspiration I need to get it done πŸ˜‰

    BTW, Max is adorable – watch out, time flies, my baby’s turning 2 in two weeks!!

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    Janet says:

    Great blog; great fabrics; great work (especially baby doll) πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the opportunity to take part in this give-a-way.

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    Vanessa says:

    Congratulations on your 3 years! And congratulations for your cute baby!
    That’s an amazing giveaway, I can’t believe you are giving away such a wonderful quilt! Which by the way, would look great in my bed! I really love your blog, have always found great inspiration here!

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    Tracy says:

    Love your blog! Congrats on 3 years!

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    it’s only been 3 years?! i love your quilts – i come to your site all the time for the amazing eye candy! and your son is adorable!! more of the same please! πŸ™‚

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    Kari L says:

    Happy anniversary and congratulations on a wonderful blog, Ashley! I come here frequently for inspiration. Your beautiful quilts have inspired me to resume quilting. And I must say, Max is one of your best works yet.

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    kate C. says:

    Wow! I love this quilt and would love a chance to win it!

    Thanks for your beautiful work and photography to share it with us. Also, your son is pretty darn cute! And I’m amazed at how much you still do on your blog and with quilting even with taking care of a newborn!

    Happy anniversary! (ps – my husband and I were married on June 1, too… 9 years ago!)

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    Sonia B says:

    I love your blog. I love the beautiful photography and how you select the setting as artistically as you construct your quilts. There doesn’t need to be “more” of anything. Just continue on making and photographing your beautiful quilts. Congrats on 3 years and thanks for the chance . . . what an amazing giveaway!

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    Patti says:

    Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary and the birth of beautiful Max. Your giveaway quilt is so beautiful! I love the purple, and the green binding just makes it pop.

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    Emily says:

    I love this quilt and your blog! I really appreciate the beautiful composition of your quilts and the photographs of them.

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    Cecily says:

    Congrats on three years and that is one stunning quilt!

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    Katie says:

    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog forever, it’s so inspirational to see someone who quilts with such voracity and with such a clean, fresh style! I love it. Congrats on Max’s 8 weeks and your blog’s 3 year anniversaries! πŸ™‚

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    Alexis says:

    Yours was the first quilting blog I started following – congrats on three years!

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    Barb B says:

    I need a quilt for a wedding gift for August. I think your tutorial will be just the ticket. I am running up to the sewing room now to pick out some fabric….thanks for blogging. I really love your colour choices.

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    Paula says:

    Love love love your quilts and your blog!!!

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    Carolyn says:

    I love reading your blog (especially now when I can get glimpses of Max every few days!) and the fact that you make all these beautiful quilts.

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    Elisabeth says:

    Congratulations both to your blogging anniversary and Max’s milestone. Time passes so quickly πŸ™‚
    I love your blog and always enjoy looking at your new quilts. I don’t think you need more of anything, just continue with what you’re doing.
    What a fantastic giveaway. That quilt is absolutely fabulous.

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    MeganAnne says:

    Wow thanks for the chance to win this beautiful quilt!

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    Ester says:

    I would love to win that beautiful quilt.

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    Brittany says:

    Congrats on all your accomplishments, blog and baby! It has been such a pleasure to follow along!

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    bdaiss says:

    Wow! 3 years! I don’t comment often but have been enjoying you for much of that time. You always inspire me to get back to my sewing machine. So don’t change a thing! Here’s to many more years…

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    carla says:

    I have been following your blog for about a year now and have made several of the quilts I see here. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

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    I love your blog and read it every day. Your photography is amazing. Whenever I photograph one of my quilts I always think of your photos and try to emulate you. (And I think Max is the best of what you’ve done lately!) Debbie in WV

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    Jennifer says:

    I am new to quilting and would love to have yours to look at as an example (and for snuggling!)

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    darlene says:

    love your blog … i’ve been reading it for soo long … your little boy is just adorable; he reminds me of some of my grandsons …. thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome quilt …. darlene

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    Gailanne Upton says:

    Wow, a quilt giveaway! It’s beautiful, as well as you, Max, and your blog…Happy Anniversary, thanks for being such a wonderful inspiration to me. Stay blessed!

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    Mollie says:

    I love your blog! I check it everyday. You make some beautiful things!!

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    Debbie says:

    Happy blogiversary, Ashley! I have you in my google reader, so I never miss a thing. Thanks for counting me in.

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    Shelley P. says:

    Beautiful quilt, adorable Max… it’s so fun keeping up with you! And I’ll be checking out that tutorial, thanks so much!

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    Chrissy says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! Here’s to many more!

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    Jiliane Eizember says:

    Your blog is so wonderful, I’d love to see more pictures of Max on your gorgeous quilts πŸ˜€ Happy 3 years to you and Happy 8 months to Max!

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    Tanis says:

    Congratulations on the milestone blogaversary! I’ve loved popping by to see your beautiful photo’s of your beautiful quilts. To many more years!

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    mindy t says:

    Oh my gosh I would be honored to win! I love this quilt. Thanks for all your inspiration these past three years!

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    mn2nm says:

    Congrats on the blog anniversary, Ashley! I really enjoy seeing all of your creations and of course, cute pics of Max (I love that name!).

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    Sarah beth says:

    I love your quilts. They are so modern and fabulous!! You are really talented.
    I would be so excited to win one!!

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    Kim O says:

    I must admit that I wasn’t completely convinced about this whole quilt thing until I came across your blog! Now I am an avid follower and am planning some quilts of my own (based off yours!) Thank you!

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    Tamsin Grealy says:

    I love your blog – happy anniversary! And that quilt is gorgeous – what a wonderful giveaway!

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    Lindsey says:

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging! The quilt is lovely.

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    Susan C. says:

    Congrats on three years! And Max is such a cutie – that hair! πŸ™‚

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    Jackie says:

    I love how your blog is a family affair…from your husband holding up the quilts while you photograph them or sitting by your side as a supportive presence through to baby Max modelling on your quilts…you are a wonderful, calming and inspiring family unit…

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    Jessica says:

    Congrats on the milestone! I’ve been blogging on and off for about five years now. It’s fun and challenging to keep up with it!

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    Hi Ashley,
    I am not sure whether I’ve commented before, but I’ve been reading your blog for several months (and actually worked my way back for a couple of years of entries…though not all the way to the beginning yet). I find your blog completely inspirational, plus it has led me into all of the other modern quilting blogs. I bought my first Kona solids the other day (they should be arriving next week), and I’m so excited to try a lot of the techniques/concepts that I’ve read here. I hope you’ll just keep on with what you are doing…you are fantastic! Congrats on 3 years!
    P.S. I’m a horrible blogger, but I mentioned your blog as being inspirational on my blog…and I’m hoping to do better about posting and photography after seeing how much enjoyment I get from every one of your new posts!

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    Amy says:

    This is an incredible giveaway! I absolutely love AMH, so I would love to win…Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Wendymoon says:

    I love this quilt! I especially love Innocent Crush! All your quilts are gorgeous and I’d love to see more of them on the blog. Just keep on doing what you’re doing, you’re an inspiration. Thanks for the generous giveaway. πŸ™‚

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    Michelle says:

    Happy Anniversary!! I love seeing your quilts – they are the exact style I love! And Max is adorable! So, more pictures of quilts and of Max please!! πŸ™‚

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    Robin says:

    Congratulations on the blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway- that is such a beautiful quilt.

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    molly says:

    Three years! Congrats. Your work is fantastic. I love hearing little tricks to the trade. Little things that may seem obvious to you, but that might be helpful to those with less experience. That’s all I can think to mention. Really you do a great job here in this spot of yours! Best wishes!!!

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    Aunt LoLo says:

    Oh my goodness….what a generous giveaway! And HAPPY THREE YEARS!!

    When I look at your blog (and other lovely quilting blogs) I always love to see beautiful inspiration…and quilting tips I might not have come up with on my own. haha

    Thank you!

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    Sandie Davis says:

    Congratulations on 3 years of wonderful blogging! I have been a reader for a long time and have you saved in my favs!

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    Cathy says:

    That quilt is super gorgeous! I’ve only made 3, but I know how much time (and love) is put into each one. I love all the inspiration on the blog. Keep up the fantastic work! Thanks for all you do.

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    Emilee says:

    I always enjoy looking at your blog and seeing your wonderful creations. I have also enjoyed watching you prepare for and bring about your newest little creation… Mr. Max. Thanks for letting us into this precious part of your life.

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    Sally says:

    I’m always so happy to see a post from you pop up on my Google Reader! I like that your posts are heavy on beautiful pictures, lighter on text. Which means I can dash in for a peak, even while at work (shhhhh, don’t tell). There’s always a splash of inspiration, and these days bonus beautiful baby boy shots. Thanks for continuing to post, even in this busy, exhausting time. Congrats on 3 years and 8 weeks!

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    Margaret says:

    I really enjoy looking through your blog archives. Every time I do, I find another quilt that I just love! Here’s to many more–blog posts and quilts!
    mcglen8 [at] gmail [dot] com

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    Meredith says:

    Very generous giveaway! I don’t think it gets any easier to find time as they get older either!

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    Wendy says:

    I have been reading your blog for a long time now – and I can’t think of anything I would want you to change! Congrats on your blogoversary…and on Max’s 8 weeks birthday πŸ™‚ He is just adorable. I’d love the chance to win this quilt – AMH is my favorite designer…and I love lavenders πŸ™‚

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    Trish says:

    I love your blog. Congrats on the three year anniversary. Here’s hoping for many more years!

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    mcregan says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary, little Max and your work. I enjoy looking at your blog and have learned a lot from you. Because of a health condition, I haven’t been able to sew at all for a while but that hasn’t stopped me from making plans. I love the quilt that you are giving away and would love to have it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Wendy says:

    Congrats on 3 years! I love the pictures of the babies, babies with quilts, etc. so keep ’em coming! (my baby is just a couple weeks older than max!)

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    Mandy says:

    You have inspired me over the last 2 years to make the most of my scraps with your string quilts. Happy Blogaversary. I don’t know how you find the time with little Max, you are amazing.

    Mandy πŸ™‚

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    char says:

    Congratulations! I love reading your blog. You seem to get so much done. What’s your secret?

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    Anne says:

    Wow, that is so generous of you to give away such a gorgeous quilt! Congrats on your blogiversary – I haven’t been following you anywhere near that long, and I mostly follow through flickr, but you have been a tremendous source of inspiration in that time, and I can’t wait to see what you make next!

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    Sarah says:

    Oooh well done for hitting the 3 year mark!
    Obviously I’d love to win your beautiful quilt but even if I don’t I know I can find the tutorial to make one myself and thats the thing that pulled me to your blog in the first place – Your tutorials, I think they are tony the tiger great! πŸ™‚
    Have a great weekend

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    Sara F says:

    You have been inspiring me all three of those years πŸ™‚ What a generous and wonderful giveaway! It’s my 1st wedding anniversary on Monday, so this would be a super-bonus!

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    Michelle Keenlyne says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing. I’ll use this as an opportunity to say how cute your little man is when he sleeps with his arms over his head. It makes my heart smile when you post those pictures. I didn’t want to be creepy, so I never said anything. But since you asked… ;0). Congrats on your anniversary!

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    Emily cUrfew says:

    AMH is my most favorite designer! You always put together such lovely quilts. And your little guy is so so cute! I like when you post pictures of him with the quilts πŸ™‚

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    Jules says:

    Wow – I’m blown away by your generosity. What an amazing giveaway. For my comment, I’d leave you with my favorite mommy trick – crib should always have 3 layers of linens – a waterproof pad and a sheet. Then another pad and another sheet. And yet another set. It’ll save your sanity during a 2am blowout or tummy trouble when you just have to pull up the top layer and you have a freshly made bed underneath. Happy 8 week birthday, sweet boy!

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    Kristy says:

    Happy Bloggavirsary!!

    You certainly have inspired alot of people over the years and I look forward to all that is to come.

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    Kerry says:

    Happy blogiversary to you and big hugs to Max – what a sweetie!

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    Lindsay says:

    Don’t those milestones always sneak up on us? Congrats on 3 years, 8 weeks, and many more!

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    Michelle says:

    What a gorgeous quilt and Happy Blogiversary!!! You have an amazing blog that give so much inspiration….just keep on doing what you are doing…it is wonderful.

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    Katie says:

    Wow! Amazing giveaway. I love your blog. I’m perfectly content with the content.

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    Jessy says:

    Wow! Three years is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations on a big anniversary and on your adorable son, it’s been a big year for you!
    You are one of the first bloggers I started reading, and you have provided me with piles of inspiration, encouragement and courage to strike out into the sewing and blogging worlds – thank you! And thank you for putting together such an amazing and generous giveaway!

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    Greta says:

    WOW thanks for a chance to win this quilt. It’s so pretty and I love AMH. I would love if you would do some post about photography. One thing I love about your blog is the pictures you take of your quilts. I tend to be so excited to share what I’ve been working on that I don’t really want to wait to take “good” pictures. But I would love some hints and tips for taking some that are better than a shot in the dark corner of my sewing room.

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    Carrie Derner says:

    Love your blog Ashley. I especially love your tutorials. Happy 8 weeks Max!

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    Nancy says:

    Look at that head of hair! My kids were bald until they were three…lol

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    Bobbi Brekke says:

    Congrats on your blog-iversary! I love this quilt and fabric line. πŸ™‚

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    Chanda says:

    Congrats on hitting the 3-year mark! Exciting milestones! And that Max? Well he’s just adorable. I love seeing your quilts…I’m looking forward to seeing what you do next!

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    Robin says:

    I have followed your blog for a long time but rarely comment (busy with my 12 week old too) πŸ™‚ I find your quilts so inspiring and love the littel pics of Max too! I often find myself drooling over your quilts in the shop, they are beatiful and I would love to have this in my home! Congrats on three years and on the baby boy…looking forward to start quilting again myself – if I can pull myself away from my little girl πŸ˜€

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    I don’t have much purple fabric either… but those are such lovely prints! Congratulations & thanks for the chance!

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    Katie says:

    Yay!!! On three years!! It has been so inspiring reading your blog!

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    Jen says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful quilt! I love following your blog!

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    Michelle S says:

    I LOVE Anna Marie Horner and I LOVE your quilts. What an awesome giveaway!

    Congratulations on both milestones! Max is adorable!

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    Anessa says:

    What a lovely quilt and blog. Congrats on your Blogs anniversary!

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    Lindsey says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I love your blog and it always inspires me. Happy blogaversary!

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    Maggie says:

    Ashley- Your site was one of the first I saw almost two years ago that inspired me to begin quilting. Although I haven’t been as industrious as you in finishing my projects, I still look here to get “the scoop” first on new techniques or to get ideas for the latest projects. Please, keep up the awesome work (and snuggle that cutie!). Here’s to another three years!


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    Shannon says:

    Wow! 3 Years! Thanks for continuing to share. Your quilts are inspiring. And Max is too cute!

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    Ricki says:

    I love visiting your blog! Your quilts are beautiful and your son is adorable!

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    Athena P says:

    I love your site. Your work. Your photos of your work. I guess if I had to request more of something, it’d be tutorials and/or patterns.

    I never win. I’m horrible at it, actually. But if I happen to win, i plan on raffling the quilt over on my blog and sending the proceeds to aid the relief efforts in Joplin.

    Happy anniversary!

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    jennyy says:

    Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary! Happy 8 weeks to Max. The quilt is gorgeous.

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    Sandy says:

    I love your blog. You are one of the ones that pops up in my reader that I go for right away. I can’t believe you have only been at this for three years, though! You go girl. You sure do know how to make a splash!

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    Moneik says:

    Enjoy your time with Max, it goes so quickly. My little girl Mikaela is 19 weeks old already and I can hardly believe how much she has changed.

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    Heather M. says:

    I found your blog shortly before your son was born and have thoroughly enjoyed your photos of your cutie and looking back at all your gorgeous quilts.

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    Kimberly says:

    I love your blog! You have such awesome talent, and you give me a ton of inspiration! Your little man is adorable, and he is so lucky to have a crafty mama.

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    Kristi says:

    I love your blog, so thank you for continuing to write it! My next quilt top is going to be a string quilt based on your tutorial πŸ™‚

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    Erica says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! And on adorable Max. I love your stuff, and have actually been planning to totally copy this quilt. How great would it be to win it instead? You are so generous.

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    Kelly says:

    happy blogiversary. and if i win, it will be just in time for my birthday! πŸ™‚

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    NIchole says:

    Wow – so generous to give away a quilt. I’ve always admired this one and have the block tutorial bookmarked in my “quilt to make” file. Thanks for 3 great years of quilts and inspiration!

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    Denise M. says:

    Congratulations! I also love the green binding. Max is lovely. Please, run your fingers through his fabulous hair an extra time for us.

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    Rhonda says:

    Little Max is so adorable!!! I love your quilts and your blog. It suits me to a tee! Thanks.

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    Amanda says:

    congrats on the 3 years of blogging! i’d love to see more quilts & more clothes (baby or otherwise) … and more baby! πŸ™‚

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    Francine Taylor says:

    Hi there,
    Your blog has inspired me because, like me, you’ve been sewing a relatively short time. You’re not afraid to try new things and it makes me want to branch out a bit. I especially love your random quilt backs – how fun to bend the rules! I’d love to see more tutorials on “other” things. I love the market bag – I’ve made about 4 now!

    Keep it up! πŸ™‚ Francine

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    Awww what a cutie! I wish mine still stayed still! Still loving your blog and currently working on one of your starburst quilts – slowly!

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    Kerstin says:

    Happy Anniversary! I am amazed at how much sewing you get done with a baby, my machine was untouched for a while when I had my first one…

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    Michelle Young says:

    Yours is the first quilting blog I have ever joined because I love your choice of colors and I feel kind of neighborly. (Mainer) It’s been wonderful to watch you prepare for your child and to see his growth as well. Congratulations!

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    Melissa says:

    I enjoy your blog so much! Congratulations on your anniversary. By the way, I love that green binding too!

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    Sarah Keel says:

    Ashley… one of your tutorials was THE first quilt I ever made! (The bento box one…) (Does it count that it’s not technically finished yet??) I love the tute for the AMH quilt and have some fabrics that I can use to make a birthday quilt for my daughter this year (she’s been asking for one for over a year… considering she’s only (almost) 4, that’s most of her life!) Max is a cutie… and he has such good backgrounds for photographing! πŸ™‚

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    Elle says:

    Happy Anniversary!! I can’t believe you’re giving away one of your gorgeous quilts! Hooray!!

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    Julie says:

    Congratulations on both great milestones. Purple is my favorite color, so this quilt really appeals to me. Thanks for the giveaway and have a wonderful weekend.

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    Betsey says:

    Happy Anniversary! Max is too cute!

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    Michelle Z says:

    Congrats! I want you to know that you inspired me to start quilting several years ago. Thanks for that inspiration and all the inspiration since then. Michelle

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    Penny g says:

    Max is adorable. I love the quilt and happy blogiversary.

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    Rebecca says:

    Look at all that lovely hair!! Adorable. I think any of us would be so happy to have this beautiful quilt made by you. Thanks so much for the opportunity and happy anniversary! xo Rebecca (rebeccajoypowers@gmail.com)

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    Kim says:

    Congrats on the milestones! Max is such a sweet looking boy!

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    Stephanie says:

    Wow! You are so generous! Baby Max is adorable! And you are such a source of inspiration to me. Thanks for the opportunity to win and Happy Anniversary πŸ™‚

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    Jan says:

    Happy Blogiversary. One of my daughters is going to love this quilt. Thanks for the generous give away.

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    Brooke says:

    Congrats! I’m a knitter who’s in awe of your quilting skills! I’ve been following along since I stumbled upon your tutorial for the Orla Kiely bag (which made a fantastic knitting project bag). Thank you so much for the lovely inspiration!

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    Abby says:

    Congratulations on three years!

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    Toni says:

    Congrats Ashley!! Love your blog and your quilts and Max is very sweet.

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    Jennyroo says:

    Gorgeous! Congrats on your blogiversary, and your beautiful son, Max! I am a novice quilter, but a pro-mom of 3 boys under the age of 5. Your blog is always delightfully inspiring. Thanks for the eye candy!

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    Stephanie W says:

    I love the quilt and your blog. I used to live in VT and sadly miss it quite a lot. I love that you take the time to photograph your quilts in front of old barns or on the lake, I enjoy seeing the beautiful quilt and the VT backgrounds. Your little one is a cutie too. Thanks again for a wonderful blog!

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    Nina says:

    I Love all of your quilts. It inspired me to start quilting too. πŸ™‚

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    Sarah says:

    You’ve really inspired me.. Thanks!

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    Linda says:

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Your quilts are simply amazing and I just love the sweet photos of Max.

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    Jen says:

    I love all your tutorials. And your pictures. You are very inspiring and have inspired many of my quilts! I love everything on your blog! Thanks for the chance!

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    Sheralyn Macrae says:

    I love this blog! I love the tutorials and all of the beautiful quilts that you make. More recently I like seeing the pictures of your adorable baby with his baby quilts in the background. How wonderful it will be for him to look back on his childhood and have such a colourful history.

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    krystina says:

    Hi Ashley! I cant’ believe you’ve been blogging for only three years. I’ve been reading for about two years. You’ve really inspired my sewing in so many ways and I know I haven’t said it before but thank you for doing what you do… even though I do blame you for my AMH addiction!

    Happy 8 weeks, Max! What a cutie pie!

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    Ursula says:

    I love your blog because you whip out as many quilts as I dream of making, and it helps to get me motivated! Thank you for always sharing all you do!!

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    Megan says:

    Congratulations on 3 years as a blogger AND 8 weeks as Max’ Mama. Definitely reasons to celebrate!

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    traceyjay says:

    Happy 3 years and 8 week celebrations! πŸ™‚

    I bet you’re enjoying feeling a little bit more back to normal… or, as normal as possible with a newborn!

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    Christine M. says:

    Beautiful Quilt and a Beautiful Baby. Congrats on the 3 year bloggiversary and thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful quilt … love the green binding.

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    MBMeadows says:

    Love your website! I’m so inspired by your quilts!! Thanks for such a great giveaway! Happy blogiversary!

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    Natalie says:

    Congratulations on your milestone! I’m a long time reader of your blog and always love getting to stop here to see what you are up to. I know they are a lot of work, and with a little baby probably impossible, but I do love your tutorials. You have a great eye for design and color and your instructions are easy to follow!

    Happy Quilting!

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    Irelle says:

    I love this quilt and the pattern. I used the tutorial to make a queen size quilt for my granddaughter – I modified to a larger size block and used black instead of white. AND I love your blog!

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    Emily V says:

    That’s a pretty amazing giveaway. I loved that quilt since you first posted it! So pretty!

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    Molly says:

    Congrats on three years! I’d love your quilts and, of course, I’d love to see more of Max! He makes me smile πŸ™‚

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    Ann says:

    That green binding caught my eye right away – sweet. Thanks for the inspiring blog.

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    Emer says:

    Wow, that quilt is amazing. congrats on 3 years 7 baby’s 8 weeks. I love lots of quilt pictures and pictures of little Max too. I have 3 boys and he looks very much like them when they were babies. Thanks for great giveaway.

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    YC says:

    It’s amazing how fast time flies. It will go even faster with little Max around! I can’t believe my baby boy is nearly 11mo– seems like yesterday he was 8 weeks! I love this quilt of yours; was just about to start my version of it!

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    Elizabeth D. says:

    Wow, congratulations, Ashley! Your blog is a constant source of eye candy and inspiration for me, and I always look forwarding to reading your blog. Happy 8-week-birthday to adorable little Max as well! πŸ™‚

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    Carissa says:

    Love the quilt, love your blog, & Max is such a cutie…I hope we get to keep seeing pictures of him!

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    Leigh says:

    You truly are an inspiration to my quilting! I found your blog when I googled “scrap quilts” and have been hooked for the past 2 years. Thank-you for the chance to win the beautiful quilt!

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    Judith says:

    I enjoy reading your blog and am amazed at how much you accomplish. Thank you for an amazing giveaway.

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    Kelsey says:

    Your blog has provided wonderful bonding between a dear friend & myself. We met in Minnesota & bonded over sewing. When she discovered your blog we poured over it & would tell each other to look at various quilts you’d made that we “discovered.” She has since moved to Texas & we’ve also both had babies in the last year but I love that this blog of yours (happy anniversary!) has been an awesome bridge for us and now we’re all sharing in the collective joy of little boys!

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    Jen S. says:

    Happy Blogaversary! I love your quilts… and admire how often you complete projects. I have lots of good ideas… but often lack the motivation to start and finish them.

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    Beth says:

    Love your blog, your creativity, and artistry! You are one extremely talented quilter and may I say the mom of one of the most photogenic babies. Max is adorable and you seem to capture one great expression after another. I am a therapist who works with a lot of babies and he is VERY cute!

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    Susan A. says:

    I love your use of solids and prints. I have enjoyed reading and seeing little Max. what a cutie!

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    Julie says:

    Three years of lovely quilts and photos, lots more please. Max is pretty gorgeous too!

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    Jen M says:

    What a beautiful quilt – I love reading your blog! Congratulations on the 3 year milestone πŸ™‚

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    Nicole says:

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I would love to hear more about your brainstorming sessions when you make patterns. Keep up the great blogging!

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    Meredith E. says:

    Happy 3 year anniversary to you! I love your blog and am continuously amazed by your creations! Here’s to another 3 (or 50) years!

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    Erin K. says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve been reading for about a year now, and I find your blog very inspiring. I have two little kiddos myself, and I find it hard to find time to sew (especially when the second came along!), but I love to sew and quilt as well. My projects never look as professional as yours, but I sure enjoy the process! Keep up the great work, and keep those posts about Max coming- he is as nice to read about as the quilts!

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    Simone says:

    Gefeliciteerd with three years of blogging. Look back at all that happened in those years. You have given so many so much inspiration.

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    Erin says:

    Congratulations on your bloggiversary! πŸ™‚ I love reading your blog…this is the first quilting blog I ever read, and I still love it!

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    Wendi says:

    beautiful quilts. can’t get the picnic quilt out of my mind. must make one.

    thanks for the blogging. you add so much beauty to my day!

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    Jacqueline says:

    Holy-moly… I love this one! I also love all of you great tutorials, I’ve followed quite a few and they’re always so thought out! Thank you, thank you!

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    Erin says:

    The quilt is so pretty – and I LOVE purple, so it would be LOVED in my home! πŸ™‚ Max is adorable, congrats on 3 years and blessings to you!

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    Amy F. says:

    Congratulations on your 3-year blogaversary! πŸ™‚ Love your work, it is so beautiful!

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    Erin says:

    happy 3 years! and happy 8 weeks, max! I’ve loved seeing your quilts over the years.. i think my favorite is the pattern that you did for the stacked seating quilt. i still have that on my to-do list!

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    I look forward to checking your blog everyday! And your little guy is so precious!

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    ~Michelle~ says:

    Congrats on the 2 milestones!

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    Love your quilts, they are an inspiration!

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    Megan says:

    Congratulations! What a great giveaway. I love your blog and would LOVE a chance to win one of your quilts!!

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    Christine says:

    Ashley, I suppose you know you are going to receive a gazillion comments on this post, right? That quilt is beautiful, no two ways about it.

    I will say I’ve loved frequenting your blog. I’ve learned so much about quilting from reading. I also have about a half dozen ideas baking in my head about what to do next based just on reading this blog.

    I’ve even tried piecing the back of a quilt using all sorts of randomness. Let’s just say you do a much better job than I do! I’m not giving up, I’ll try again….

    And, once my sister tells me that she is expecting a baby I’m going to be sure to make at least ones strip quilt. I plan to do the quilting myself as well.

    I think that is one thing I”m taking away from your blog, I can indeed try to quilt something myself. I have a top all ready to baste and quilt, now I just need to work up the courage…..

    Finally, some day I am going to make a string quilt……. Yours is stunning and I NEED one.

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    mrs doodle says:

    congrats!! awesome giveaway but I have to say that your little guy is so stinkin cute! I mean really he is a cutie… oh yea you already know that:) would love to win something purple… my oldest daughter says purple is my favorite color because she gets pink! lol

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    Anne-Grete says:

    Thank you for coloring the world!

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    DianeY says:

    Your blog was one of the first ones I came across when I discovered blogs out there on my computer & I’ve probably followed about 2 of your 3 years. I’ve always wondered why you named it Film in the Fridge-I know photographers did keep their film cold, but always wondered why a sewing blog is so named. Or were you a photographer in your former life?

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    Silka says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    I always enjoying seeing your work, and your baby boy.

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    Brenda says:

    Thanks so much for blogging your adventures in sewing! I’ve been following for about 2 years now (when I started sewing) and you’ve been such an inspiration in my own adventures. Thanks for all the photos, tutorials, fabulous ideas and links to fabric stores and other blogs … you’ve really made a huge difference … THANKS SO MUCH (honestly, I feel like I should make you a quilt)!

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    Emily says:

    Congrats on three years! I love seeing pictures of Max!!! He’s so cute, especially with all that hair!

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    Theresa says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all your projects. I’d love to see more pictures of that adorable Max, and tutorials are always fun and informative. Thanks!

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    Megan says:

    WOW! Let’s see…CONGRATULATIONS on 8 weeks with Max! YOU should be feeling pretty well by now! Congratulations on a 3 year blogiversary and a beautiful quilt!!! Life is GOOD!

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    Jenna says:

    Thank you so much for continuing to be an inspiration – I’ve been reading your blog for years and I never tire of it. I’ve been so impressed at all you’ve managed to accomplish while pregnant, but welcoming your son into your lives. I wish I could get done half of what you accomplish! Congratulations on three years of blogging! I wouldn’t change a thing!

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    Tiffany says:

    Ashley, I just have to tell you how very much you inspire me. When I started sewing I swore I would never quilt. Now it is all that I want to do. Your style in quilts is exactly what I needed to see to find how fun and modern quilting can actually be. I only have one finished quilt under my belt (well technically I didn’t do the quilting) but now I have about 14 more in the works already. I can’t wait to try some pieced backing on the one I’m currently working on. It was one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments when I first starting seeing them on your blog. So simple, yet I think it adds so much to the quilt! Thanks for sharing with us!

    And as for that quilt, I’m just in love with it. Purple is my favorite color and for some reason I hardly have any of it in my stash. It seems like it’s a hard color to find sometimes. Thanks for the chance to win, and thank you so much for this blog, it’s my favorite!

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    Karen Peachey says:

    I adore your blog! I believe yours is the first sewing/quilting blog I read & loved. You had me hooked with all your beautiful bright quilts! Congrats on 3 years!
    Ps. I am a purple fan & would be honored to win this beautiful quilt!

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    jodi meenan says:

    Love your blog and watching you have fun with your little darling!

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    Jan says:

    Congratulations. I find your blog so inspirational. That’s a lovely quilt too!

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    Cristin says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! I think my 3 year might be coming up soon, too! Gah! Such a lovely quilt… I’d love for you to post more on technique, your favorite tools, and BABY CLOTHING! πŸ™‚ My little guy needs some handmade clothes… but *simple* patterns that a non-clothing maker can descipher πŸ™‚

    LOVE your blog… and little Max is a doll!

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    Amy says:

    Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! I always enjoy reading your blog.

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    beth says:

    HaPpY 3 years to you and HaPpY 8 weeks to Max!!!

    No suggestions from me…I love the new balance of quilts and baby πŸ™‚ I wish you many more years of blogging. Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win this lovely quilt.

    Happy day!

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    Jackie says:

    Loving all of the inspiring things you’ve been doing! Thank you for your blog! Congrats on 3 yrs and your sweet little boy!! πŸ™‚

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    Dj says:

    Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    I love your blog! I love your beautiful quilts! I love seeing pictures of your adorable new Max! Big Congrats on a great site!

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    Allysha says:

    What a gorgeous baby boy and quilt! I love seeing all of your quilts, and especially love that you didn’t start sewing till just a few years ago like me! I’m always intimidated by the people who have been sewing all their lives!

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    patric ia says:

    Happy 3rd Blog-a-versary! You and your work have been such an inspiration to me as a newbie quilter. Thank you!

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    Lindsay F says:

    I love the inspiration I find on your blog. Your use of color and design inspire me to quilt. I think you have a fairly well rounded blog and I love seeing pictures of Max!

    lindsay dot forgette at gmail dot com

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    Flavia M.W. says:

    Hey Ashley! I read your blog since the beginning… And I have to confess that the name is so cool! I guess because I used to keep my films (long time back….) also in the fridge!
    I love your quilts, mainly since they are very mathematical and modern (I cannot deal with round stuff and lots of heavy fabric ;o)). And I learned that white brings so much fun into quilts…
    If you are also sewing clothes, I would love to see more (you used to post some dresses you made!)
    Keep doing it! You are so talented!
    xoxoxo FlÑvia

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    Sara says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! I’m a frequent visitor and love the inspiration you’ve given! So often a dark or dreary day has been perked up by your colorful sewing! And congrats on Max’s birth! I look forward to seeing lots of “boy” sewing (I have 3 boys) πŸ™‚

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    Lori says:

    Your quilts are amazing and your blog is so inspiring. Thanks for all the tutorials and tips. Max is darling.

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    Evonne says:

    your quilts are gorgeous and inspiring! congrats on your blog-versary! thank you for sharing with us!

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    Julianna says:

    What a generous gesture! Your quilt backings inspired a quilt I made for Japan tsunami children. Your baby is gorgeous and so new. My baby is already a year old, so chubby and delicious but not small anymore.

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    marta says:

    Wow- 3 years! I really enjoy your blog – have for over 2 of those 3 years… I’m always amazed by your quilts. Happy 8 weeks to the little one!

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    Rebecca says:

    Happy milestone, Max and blog! I have really appreciated your tutorials and would love to see more of these as you get the chance. Also, Max is pretty cute so show us as much of him as you want!


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    Ellen says:

    Congrats on 3 years! I have loved following your sewing adventures, as I too started as self taught shortly after you did (though by no means a proficient or prolific!). My baby boy turned 3 weeks yesterday, so we are sharing that journey as well.

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    Randi says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’m not sure how I first stumbled onto your blog but it is very inspiring to me. In fact, I used your tutorial to make my very first quilt block! (string quilt) I check on you at least a few times a week and really appreciate the inspiration. Thanks for a chance to win!

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    Meg says:

    The baby and quilt are so cute! I would love to have one of your creations!

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    EricaB says:

    This quilt is so pretty! I would love more pictures of quilts – front, back and zoom in on quilting pattern!

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    Rachel Horton says:

    Your son is so cute!! I love your photos of him, and I agree that every quilt looks better with a cute baby sitting on it. πŸ™‚ Your blog is one of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Rachel Horton

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    Denise Boyle says:

    Oh, Ashley! What a generous giveaway. You are my go-to spot for inspiration. More of the same, please.

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    Amber says:

    I love your blog and quilts! You are my most favorite quilty blogger πŸ™‚

    And Max has the same hair that my son did! He just came right out with hip, stylish hair that looked so cute, effortlessly. Meanwhile I’m still doing a messy ponytail every day, ha. But yeah, Max is a super cutie and I enjoy pictures of him on quilts especially!

    Congrats on 3 years!

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    Kim Q says:

    Happy blogging anniversary! And happy eight week birthday to Max! I’d love to adopt him as a grandbaby…he’s adorable! Thanks for all you do. πŸ˜‰

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    Lauren says:

    Such a beautiful quilt as always! Max is getting cuter and cuter and I love his pants.

    Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for the awesome tutorials you have put up. I am planning on making my own bedding for my new dorm next year and it’s nice to have some tried and true tricks (pillowcases and quilts).. so thank you :] Plus I love seeing all your new quilts and fabric choices!

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Pippa says:

    Congratulations on both of those milestones πŸ˜€
    Always good to read posts from you.
    And what a lovely quilt πŸ˜€

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    Mary says:

    I love reading your blog. Your quilts are beautiful so is your baby.

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    Nikki says:

    Love your blog and your quilts, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    Tania says:

    Congratulations on 3 years of blogging and your beautiful Max!
    Love the quilt!

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    Cindy says:

    I love reading your blog. You are very talented and generous with your inspiration. I also enjoy your baby pictures. I am the mom of four but my baby is 17. Enjoy him because they really do grow up quickly!

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    Janet K says:

    Wow – 3 years! I’ve been following you for at least a year and am going to have my first blogaversery in a short while. Your work and posts are such a great inspiration. I can’t imagine how excited I would be to win one of your quilts!! Thanks for all you contribute to the online quilting community!

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    Leila says:

    Congratulations, three years that’s quite a milestone!! I’d give your beautiful quilt a very loving home πŸ™‚

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    Wendy says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I love reading up on what you are doing, and seeing photos of your gorgeous little boy. Take care!

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    Ruth Wright says:

    Ashley, LOVE your blog, your quilts and all your inspiration. Keep it up!! LOVE this quilt too. Want to make one just like it for sure!! Ruth πŸ™‚

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    Eleanor says:

    Congratulations on you blog anniversary. I love your blog and quilt designs.

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    Lisa says:

    Your quilts are amazing. I would love to have one of your beautiful creations. Thank you for the opportunity πŸ™‚

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    Tracy says:

    Your blog is awesome! It’s inspired me to get more into quilting and I’ve stole of few of your ideas for my own projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Kate says:

    You are an excellent crafting mom role model. My little one is 11 weeks old & I’m impressed by how much you still get done. I’m currently intimidated to sew all my rows together for a queen size quilt but will tackle it while my husband is home this weekend. Max is adorable – I’m looking forward to seeing what clothing patterns you choose for him as he gets older.

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    Rebecca says:

    Three Years! It is amazing to think what you have accomplished in just three years… I mean you have even had quilts at Quilt Market. I can’t tell you how inspiring your blog has been in my own little foray into sewing. I love your use of clean lines as well as your confidence and sense of adventure when sewing. Thanks for the chance to win one of your quilts!

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    Jacqueline R says:

    What a beautiful quilt and generous giveaway! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration you share on your blog.

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    Tanyafinken says:

    You are giving a quilt away? Um, that would be this quilt nerd’s dream come true!

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    Emily says:

    Your quilts are some of the most wonderful clean, modern designs on the web. I would love the priveledge of having one in my house.

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    Annika says:

    Congrats on you anniversery.
    I had my 10 year wedding anniversery yesterday as well as my birthday. I know, it’s stupid to get married on your birthday but at least my hubbie don’t forget ;o))

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    Ariane says:

    Thanks for offering this beautiful quilt! And many more thanks for all the quilting inspiration you provide. Your blog is one of my favorites. πŸ™‚

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    Kiki Cramer says:

    And before you know it- Max will be three. It goes by soo fast. Thanks for sharing!!!! And to think it only seems like it was yesterday that I started to read your blog.

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    Nic13 says:

    I love your quilts – they’re beautiful!

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    Lauren says:

    Congrats on 3 years. I love this quilt and it is next on my list of patterns to try. I love all the inspiration you provide!

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    Hannah King says:

    What an incredible giveaway!
    I don’t feel like I should really be in with a chance of winning one of your stunning quilts as I have never left a comment here before. I have only recently discovered your blog & am in awe of your quilt creations and the speed at which you seem to churn them out!

    So, even though I’ve never commented here, there’s always a time to start! Thankyou for sharing your creative gift with the world : )

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    Jenny says:

    I love your blog just the way it is. Quilts and more quilts — however you like to do them — with little bits of adorable baby and a sprinkle of cute husband every once in a while. πŸ™‚

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    Molly says:

    Congratulations to you, and thanks for 3 years of inspiring posts! My baby is 12 weeks, so it’s been extra-fun to follow you lately!

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    Margaret Wiltshire says:

    Wow what a generous give away. Love the quilt. Was inspired by your strip quilts to help a friend make her first quilt like this. She loved it, so much she didn’t want to give it away like she originally planned.

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    Happy 3 years of blogging!! Love your blog and patterns!! This quilt is awesome!!

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    Katy says:

    Your quilts are amazing! I’ve made one smallish quilt and it took me forever, so I am in awe of how many you are able to complete! Congrats on 3 years of blogging!

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    I’m not really a purple fan either, but I LOVED this quilt when you first posted it! It inspired me to make my first real sized quilt for my daughters bed. And though it got changed up a lot (and no looks nothing like this at all) it was my original inspiration! Happy 3 years blogging, and Happy 8 weeks to le bebe!

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    Jennifer says:

    Your blog was one of the first ones I started reading when my sister and I got serious about quilting and started blogging… you have such lovely quilts and now its fun to see your family grow. Congrats on your 3 years of blogging!

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    Dena Wayne says:

    It has been so fun to watch all you have created these past three years. You are an inspiration and just keep doing what you do. Thanks for the opportunity and continued success.

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    Congrats on 3 years of blogging-your projects are amazing and very inspiring for me! Have a great weekend

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    Elaine says:

    Congrats on these milestones! And wow, Max has a lot of hair! He is so adorable.

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    Katie says:

    Thanks for giving away a quilt – it would match my purple couch!! Congrats on 3 years of blogging! So much inspiration…

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    I just wanted to let you know that I read a lot of quilting blogs, and yours is my absolute favorite. Whenever I check my google reader and see that you’ve posted something new, I always save it until last!

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    Becky M. says:

    Congratulations on 3 years blogging! Your quilts are great and it is fun to read all about them.

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    Paula says:

    I so enjoy reading your blog, oohhing and awwing over the beautiful quilts and smiling every time you post pictures of adorable Max! Congrats on your 3 year blogging anniversary! I would love to be the winner of this gorgeous purple quilt!

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    Amanda Whitmire says:

    Congratulations on three years! Your blog is a creative inspiration for me – thank you!

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    Wow. Three years. You were a fairly new blogger when I found you almost 2 years ago. You were one of the blogs I silently followed, faithfully read and drooled over when I began my new mid-life hobby. I continue to follow, but now I am not too timid to post. hehehe Congratulations – on your bloggy anniversary and your sweet little man’s first 8 weeks. Hugs and many thanks!

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    Jenny Lecato says:

    One of the first blogs I open up every day!! I love what you do and Max-he is adorable! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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    Julia says:

    I have been reading your blog for a few years and I just love your quilts. I am also amazed at how much you get done with that cute baby around!

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    Courtney says:

    I LOVE your blog & I wouldn’t change a thing about it. But keep the baby updates coming… he’s ADORABLE πŸ™‚

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    Mary says:

    I love this blog- and I’ve learned a lot about quilting and piecing. And the beautiful baby pictures are a lovely bonus!

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    Emily says:

    I’m a fellow Vermonter, and I love looking at your beautiful and inspiring quilt creations.

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    Sarah says:

    I’ve always been impressed with your sewing ability, and now I am also always admiring the adorableness of your sweet baby!

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    Courtney says:

    Your blog is one of the first I ever started following when I discovered flickr & sewing blogland a little over a year ago! Your quilts are always inspiring, the designs always show off the patterns and color schemes in a way that is so fresh. Max is adorable, too – love seeing a baby on the beautiful quilts now. Keep up the amazing work.

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    claire says:

    Happy Blogaversary (and Max’s 8 week birthday)! I love your blog, there is just so much inspiration to be found here!

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    Melissa says:

    I just found your blog 2 weeks ago and love it–I’m so glad you share all your sewing goodness with us. Keep inspiring us with your lovely creations (especially quilts) and wonderful tutorials…I’m starting a strip quilt from scraps thanks to you!

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    Sarah M says:

    I continue to be inspired by your projects and fabric choices, and hope you continue to blog for years to come. Happy anniversary!

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    Tammia says:

    I love looking at your beautiful quilts and it’s inspired me to start quilting again. Keep the gorgeous quilts coming!
    Happy 8 weeks to adorable Max, too.

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    Amber says:

    Happy blog anniversary and happy 8 week birthday! Time sure does fly when u hang out with babies. My baby girl is 7 months old with her first tooth and I don’t know whee the time went! I hope your beautiful quilt goes to a loving home (maybe mine!)

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    Brenda says:

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary & sweet Max1 Every one of your blog entries is an inspiration to me.

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    Melissa H says:

    Happy anniversary! Today is my anniversary, my wedding anniversary, that is. πŸ™‚ Anyway, I love perusing all of your gorgeous quilts, you are so talented and such an inspiration and have been filling my mind with so many fabulous ideas for my own projects (not just your quilts, your summer wardrobe is also enviable!).

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    Crystal says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Love your blog and love seeing pictures of that sweet thing of yours πŸ™‚ He is soooo adorable!! I would take quilt tutes all day long if you want to offer them up πŸ™‚

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    Martha says:

    Take heart that while you may have let your blog anniversary slip by, you know exactly how old Max is. Priorities change once children are added our lives. Enjoy!! And, congratulations!
    Your quilts inspire me to pull out my scraps and use up every one of them ….. or find a new home for them.

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    Rachel says:

    Oh my gosh, that quilt would look great on my bed.

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    Tharina says:

    Congratulations, Ashley! I have a baby boy that is 2&half weeks younger than Max, so it’s been verry inspiring and fun to see all the stuff you’ve been whipping up for him all along!

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    Chancy says:

    Congrats on hitting 3 years! And Max is looking more adorable every day…if that is even possible.

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    laura says:

    you do make the most lovely quilts, this is a beauty!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Happy blogiversary! And happy 8 weeks Max!

    I love grey, green and purple so much that I just redid my craft room with those colors. And I adore this quilt. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Angie says:

    love your blog, and your quilts! Thanks for being such a great resource of inspiration – you make beautiful quilts – and baby too!

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    saturday says:

    i love your quilts! all of the quilt stores around here (fairbanks, ak) cater to the older generations quilt styles…it’s hard to find lots of fun fabric locally. you have to do a lot of poking around; you’re lucky to have the stores you have to make bright modern quilts!

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    Kelly O. says:

    Congrats on 3 years! it’s a real committment to block and bring up baby at the same time. thank you for sharing all you do πŸ™‚

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    Carolyn (a new quilter!) says:

    Thanks for your blog, your free spirit quilts, and sharing your talents with us. What you are doing here is so good for so many…thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    Meg in CT says:

    So much has happened in three years–congrats! I love your tutorials, and especially your photographs! I’m wondering if you’d consider sharing some of your photography tips and tricks with us in a future post? Thanks!

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    Robyn G says:

    Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary!

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    sara says:

    huge congrats! i love the quilt and everything about your blog, especially the new addition of max pics!!! please don’t stop!!!

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    Athena says:

    CONGRATS! It’s always nice to look back at the beginning and think about how much has changed. I love your quilts, while I am taking slow, very slow, baby steps into quilting, I enjoy reading your posts and dreaming about being able to someday make a quilt as pretty as the ones you make! πŸ™‚

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    tracylee says:

    I’d love to know your secret on quilting with the new babe! We have a month old, and I am so impressed (and inspired) by your continued sewing! Awesome mom!

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    You’re giving away a whole QUILT?? Rockstar. Thanks for sharing your work. I like everything you post about, and also your no-nonsense writing style. Can’t think of a thing I’d want you to do differently. Your photos are fun and clear, quilts are awesome and the addition of Max is providing plenty of cute factor!

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    Marie says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love your blog it is full of inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing how motherhood shapes your creativity! This quilt is as always beautiful! xoxo

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    lisa says:

    happy anniversary! happy little birthday!

    i love the quilt and i hope it wins me!

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    TriMama says:

    I love your blog! I copied one of your quilts and snuggle up with it every night on the couch.

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    Desiree says:

    Your quilts are absolutely amazing. They have inspired me so much. I would love to see more tutorials as I am a beginner quilter and every bit helps!

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    Pattie C says:

    Congrats on 3 years, I can’t believe all you get done with an 8 week old baby. Love the quilt.

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    Doris says:

    Three years, you started just after me! Congrats…

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    April says:

    It’s so much fun to see a little one grow! My son is 15 months now and has become his own little person with a feisty attitude. Enjoy your little guy!

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    Petra says:

    Hi you really inspire me. I’m new in the quilting world and looking at the beautiful things you sew makes me believe that I can do so too.
    I really love your fabric choices. Congratulations on the three year anniversary. Thank you for a great blog /Petra from Gothenburg, SWEDEN

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    Valerie F. says:

    Happy Blog-a-versary! Your blog is always one of my top favorites for quilt inspiration. πŸ™‚

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    Pam A says:

    I love your blog. Always such beautiful inspiration. You take great pictures. ^_^ Thanks again for a wonderful inspiring blog.

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    sntbosch says:

    Enjoy every moment with your sweet baby. They grow up sooo fast.

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    Lisa Mead says:

    I feel like we’re kinda neighbours (I’m in Montreal) and I love visiting your blog. Do you know how many quilts you’ve made in three years. Just amazing how many it must be.

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    I so love your blog. I don’t want you to change a thing! The pictures of your quilts are the BEST. I always leave here wanting to spend time with my sewing machine. Thanks for all you do πŸ™‚

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    Heather says:

    Happy anniversary! What a generous giveaway. As far as what I want to see on the blog – you already do a great job but since you asked… more Max! I love baby photos. And maybe any hints or tips on how you manage to get sewing in with an eight week old? I have a 2 year old and a nine week old and my poor machine has not been touched. I have not even knitted – which I find a bit easier to handle than sewing with kiddos in general. heather dot nevits at gmail dot com

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    Sarah says:

    Your blog is truly inspirational – don’t change a thing! I found it about 5 months ago and spent a very happy evening or two reading start to finish – it’s fantastic! Thank you very much for this opportunity to win and please continue to do what you are doing so well xx

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    Amanda says:

    I love your blog. I’m always inspired when I stop by to check out whats new. My daughters room is purple and green, and I love this innocent crush fabric! I’d love to win one of your beautiful creations! Happy Blogiversary!

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    Aimee says:

    Happy anniversary! As far as seeing more of things – I would like to hear more about your process- selecting/editing fabrics, choosing a pattern, etc. Thanks!

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    Emily says:

    Thanks for sharing all your ideas. Two of my most recent quilts came from ideas you shared, one is like the one you’re giving away today, and the other was the farfalle tutorial. Congrats on 3 years and Max’s birth.

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    Ruth says:

    I always enjoy stopping by and seeing what projects you’ve been up to. I find it very inspiring! Thanks for doing all the work…I know it’s not easy to always be posting, on top of all the sewing. Plus now you are a mom! Congrats on both…first on the birth of your gorgeous son, and also on your blogging anniversary! I hope you continue to do what you love!~Ruth

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    Erica says:

    Love this quilt, it might be because I love purple! Great giveaway and happy blogiversary!

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    Valerie says:

    I enjoy everything you write on the blog (and especially the pictures of that gorgeous little Max). Don’t change a thing! Looking forward tot he next 3 years, and beyond πŸ™‚

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    Melina says:

    Congrats on the 3 years! Oh the things I could do with that quilt, such as take my little guy (who will be 4 months old on Tuesday the 7th) on nice picnics. I’d love to see more tutorials on the blog for making different kinds of quilts. Here’s to many more years!

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    Liz says:

    Congrats! I just recently found your blog and have been loving reading all your past posts. Your quilts are beautiful and inspiring! I just gathered fabric together to make my first quilt for my lil guy’s 1st birthday….a strip quilt πŸ™‚ I’m also in VT and it’s fun seeing your quilts pose in familiar places!

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    Rachel says:

    You are inspiring and have made me want to quilt. Your little son is so adorable, also!!! Congrats on both the blog anniversary and for your little guy!

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    Ellen Ban says:

    I’ve been inspired by following your quilting adventures for 3 years! Your work is beautiful. Enjoy every minute with that cute Max! They grow up way too fast!

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    lisa says:

    I can’t believe you are giving away a quilt!!!! Holy schmoly….I am super excited for this one!!!! And, I love innocent crush. How fun. Super-dee-duper crossing my fingers on this one. Love your blog. Its always fun to see what you are up to and doing and your little guy is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway. pizzadelong@yahoo.com

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    Rachel says:

    Congratulations! You should be very proud of all of your accomplishments–blog, sewing and family related!

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    Jen says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for being such a source of inspiration!

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    Bre Ann says:

    Congrats on 3 years and here’s to many more! Love your blog. Your quilts are very inspiring. Would love to win this quilt!

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    Oh my what a generous giveaway. I say…more pics of Max!! I’ve always been excited about your posts because I love seeing your beautiful quilts, but seriously ever since you’ve had Max I cannot get enough! He is the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen. Your quilts are even more beautiful with your adorable little boy to model them!

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    tamara says:

    I love your quilts and your style of colours that you choose for each one. (Your inspiration is helping me to make my first strip quilt for my cousins new baby) What is even better about your recent posts is that a new baby is the best accessory for photographing with your quilts. Great photos, Max is beautiful and so adorable. All the best!

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    Becky says:

    CONGRATS on the blogiversary! I just wanted to say thank you for being such an inspiration. Your quilts are beautiful, and often inspire my own quiltmaking, from block designs to fabric choices. Also, your handmade clothes are lovely too, even when you think they haven’t come out right, lol. Happy 8 weeks old to Max too, what a cutie!

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    Liz says:

    The only thing I think we need more of is Max! πŸ™‚
    Oh and also as much quilting as you can blog about. Your blog is really inspiring to me as a new sewer/quilter and is one of the handful that I check everyday.

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    Lydia says:

    Besides just wanting to see more posts – I crave pictures of all your lovely quilts on a daily basis, I would like to see you do more with the string projects. What originally drew me to your website was a string quilt you did in striking black adn white prints with a green contrast. I used it as a model for a baby quilt I did for my daughter. I’d like to see the techniques you use for making the center strips match up, and perhaps do some projects in string quilt triangles?

    Congrats on your blog’s anniversary – it brightens my day to see your posts appear in the blog feed!

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    Liz G. says:

    Happy 3rd Blogerversary!! Thanks for giving away a quilt, that is a sweet thing to do. Enjoy that sweet tiny small baby. I have a 10 mo old, and she is getting so big. Time really does fly:)

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    Brianna says:

    Your pattern using the Tufted Tweets fabric was the first time I bought fabric and stashed it for a future project. Once you stash you can’t go back! Thank you for the wonderful colorful inspiration.

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    tusen says:

    Happy blogging anniversary and I wish you (and us ;)) many more to come.
    I hope this is the right time to tell you that although I don’t comment much I’m a constant visitor to your blog. I love your quilts and the family photos. It would be nice to see some more of work-in-progress photos, but only if you think, you could share them, too.

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    Holly says:

    Just more beautiful quilts and more cute baby!

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    I found your blog a couple weeks ago while searching for tutorials on strip quilts and what you can make with jelly rolls. I am 37 weeks along with my 8th and have been sewing up a storm!!! Quilts, jumpers for my 5 small daughters, duo-use skirts for me, maternity jumper, Quick Change Trousers for the baby, children’s sized feather pillows and pillowcases, diaper bag, toiletry bags, cloth napkins, newborn fitted cloth diapers, bouncy seat cover, carseat recovered and in a couple weeks my sister and I will be recovering our old glider rocker!!

    LOVE the quilt!! I just got Anna Marie’s book, Handmade Beginnings, yesterday. She has such wonderful, simple and useful ideas!!

    Happy 3 years bloging! I just started one last week…check it out! http://frugalsimplemama.blogspot.com/

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    Carol says:

    Love following your blog — your quilts are an inspiration and Max is a living doll!

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    Carla G. says:

    Happy 3 year anniversary! I love the fabric that you used on this quilt. It is beautiful!

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    Lana says:

    Your blog is one of my everday lunch time favs…Have learned so much from you!

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    Belinda says:

    I’m in LOVE with that quilt! I am such an admirer of your work. And Max is so darling!

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    What an amazing giveaway! Happy Happy Blogiversary! I just started my sewing/quilting blog a couple weeks ago but have been running a family blog for a few years. I hope by the time I reach three years I am doing as wonderfully as you are! Your blog gives me so much inspiration and little Max is just the best eye candy ever! My boys are three and 18 months and I just adored them at that size. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    bruinbr says:

    Happy 3 years! I still can’t believe you can find the time to sew and blog after having a baby! Seriously, wonder woman! πŸ™‚ I am also always amazed at Max’s full head of hair!!

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    Jenny L says:

    How has it been 3 years already? I feel like I just wrote my ‘congrats on 2 years of blogging’ comment! I know the next year will bring just as much inspiration, probably more so with Max in your life now. Isn’t it amazing how kids make you see everything differently? Congrats on 3 years and happy 2 month b-day to Max!

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    Brenda says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! I check your blog nearly every day. I love your quilts and your little boy is such a cutie. I’ve been meaning to make this pattern!

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    Sarah Gough says:

    What a tremendous and personal giveaway – this quilt is sure to be treasured! I’m a new-ish reader of your blog, about 6 months. As a beginner I LOVE seeing quilt block explanations, it’s a wonderful resource and I thank you so much!

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    Emily says:

    Whoa! Giving away a quilt!? That’s intense! Thanks for being so inspiring to all of us! Yours was one of the very first quilting blogs I followed, and you’ve inspired me on the quilting journey! πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

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    Raven says:

    Congrats Ashley!! I feel like I’ve been with you the whole time!! And Max is just the cutest thing ever!! We love love love our FITF quilt and use it on Lila’s bed all the time…I would love one for the couch! πŸ™‚ xoxo

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    Sarah says:

    I love your blog – such an inspiration to me. And I love the pictures of your little guy – he is adorable! Just a couple of months younger than my little guy but I already miss the tiny stage! Thanks for the very generous giveaway.

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    D Marie says:

    I love quilts with white sashing. They steal my heart every time I see one!

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    Susan Snooks says:

    My, that is one generous giveaway! Max is SO cute! I am loving watching him grownup! Congrats on 3 yrs!

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    Cherie says:

    I love seeing your WIP. I always re-browse your finished quilts. I love your straight line quilting. Love, love your quilt backs! Impressed by the fabrics you put together. Your photograghy is eyecandy. The baby tugs my heatrstrings. Did I already say you inspire me? Keep it up, you are awesome!

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    Sarah says:

    I found your blog about a year ago, when I found out what a blog actually was πŸ™‚ Your quilting and sewing is what inspired me to start quilting, I am a full on addict now, running out of places to hide fabric. Would love to win one of your awesome creations, thank you for the opportunity.

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    Cari says:

    A beautiful quilt and a gorgeous baby! What’s not to love?

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    Elaine says:

    lovely quilt, as always. Thanks for all your inspiring work!

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    Steph says:

    Congrats on your 3 year anniversary!!! I love reading your blog, it is definitely one of my favorites! I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember, in the past I’ve focused entirely on sewing clothing and also have a certificated in pattern drafting etc. But in the last 6 months I have recently become very fascinated with quilting. I find it so liberating to be able to appreciate fabric and create a functional piece of art with colour, print and design without the worry of fit! I feel like your blog really opened my eyes to the possibilities. Thank you very much for the inspiration!

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    kreachr says:

    I love this quilt!! So much so, that I followed the directions on the tutorial and made one myself with a bunch of fabrics I bought from Thailand. I gave it away to a friend who had a paby (born a month early). I blogged about it and linked to your tutorial and blog like a good blogger should πŸ˜‰ Thank you for being such an awesome quilter and telling us all about your journey πŸ™‚ Your baby is gorgeous!!

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    Tammy says:

    Like you I am not usually fond of Purples but this is gorgeous. I love your work and have pinned several of your quilts on a ‘inspires me to try a quilt’ board at pinterest, I love the backs as much as the fronts in many cases. Congratulations on reaching three years of blogging and for sharing those years with us.

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    Deborah in Atlanta says:

    Congrats on your three year bloggiversary. And wow! Max – 8 weeks!!! How did that happen so fast??? And how in the world do you get so much accomplished? You’re Super Woman. Beautiful quilt, and the recipient is going to be thrilled!

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    Rebecca says:

    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us here in blogland! I am so inspired by your work, especially the way you do quilt backs, it has led me on a whole quilting journey of my own. Congratulations on 3 great years, and your beautiful son. I hope your blog keeps going strong! :o)

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    Congrats on your 3 years! Thanks for the chance to win. I too love the way the gorgeous prints contrast with the white!

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    Annah says:

    I love reading your blog and it always inspires me to actually cut up my ever-growing stash of fabric rather than just hoard my favourite designs! Thanks for offering such a fab giveaway, congrats on your blogiversary!

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    andi says:

    What would I like to see different on your blog? NOTHING!! I love it just the way it is!!

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    Barb says:

    Congrats! I’m amazed with what you’ve been able to accomplish in just 3 years. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts.

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    Karen says:

    A quilt giveaway?! Wow! I think it’s a beautiful quilt and your blog is one of my favourites. I’ve yet to finish a quilt, so your blog is quite inspiring to me. Oh, for more time! Thank you for your blog, and thank you for the generous giveaway. πŸ™‚

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    felicity says:

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway! Happy 3rd blogiversary and happy 8 weeks to your little dude. I love your blog just the way it is.

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    Agneta says:

    Happy anniversary! Your blog is read by quilters in Sweden too! Love your quilts and your tutorials!

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    Jennifer says:

    I love this quilt and it inspired me to buy the innocent crush set to make one of my own. I just have to get around to it. Too many quilts, not enough time.

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    Anne d says:

    Wow what an amazing giveaway. I love purple and that quilt is on my list of things to do so the prize is perfect for me. Congrats on three years and don’t change a thing!

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    Ema says:

    I love your blog and your quilts are amazing. Congratulations for doing it for 3 years.

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    vanessa says:

    Congratulations on both of the milestones! My little man is 18 months today and very pleased with himself after immersing most of his arms and upper body into the dogs water bowl. πŸ™‚ Good thing it’s warm out!

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    Jen B says:

    If you think that the last three years went by fast then watch out because time flies when you have a child. I still wonder where this little boy of mine came from and where my baby went!

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    Bea says:

    Happy three years to you! And happy 8 weeks to Max! He sure is a cutey!

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    Sarah says:

    I love getting to read your blog and see all the amazing quilts that you have made and created!

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    KulaMom says:

    I love your blog and visit it often. Congrats on three years! Thank you. Max is pure sunshine.

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    Leone says:

    Congratulations on such a milestone. I love your bright quilts. You provide me with inspiration for sewing. Keep up the good work.

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    Suzanne says:

    Ashley, congratulations on your 3 year blogaversary. Love your quilts, love your blog and would love to win something created by you!

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    Melissa P says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway, I would love, love to own one of your quilts. They’re beautiful, and Max is quite handsome too btw!. Congrats on the anniversary. Cheers

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    jeanne says:

    Congrats on 3 years. what an accomplishment – not to mention “Max”. love how fresh in interesting your blog and quilts are. Thanks for sharing

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    Jules D says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! The quilt is gorgeous and I’m giddy at the prospect of it becoming mine!

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    Cradke says:

    A beautiful quilt! I reference your website in my own blog – your straight lines and patchwork really inspire me. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us πŸ™‚

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    Beth says:

    What a lovely quilt. And an even lovelier boy! Happy day to you both.

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    linda says:

    wow what a giveaway fab ,cannot beleive the hair max has got sooo gorgeous,the quilt looks amazing .

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    Liz says:

    Thank you for being such a quilting inspiration. Happy blog anniversary!

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    BA says:

    When I got the urge to start quilting, your blog was the first I found and I absolutely love it!! Happy 3 year anniversary, keep up the wonderful work!

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    More pictures of Max… that’s all I want to see, well, that and some more sewing. πŸ™‚

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    Cathy A. says:

    Wow…that’s pretty amazing that you’re giving away a whole quilt! I’m not a purple person myself, but Innocent Crush really brought out the purple lover in me–and lots of fabrics lately are doing that. I keep wondering if it’s because I’m turning into an old woman–but you are probably too young to understand that reference!
    As far as what I’d like to see…I hope to see that you are spending as much time with your little Max as you want and not worrying too much about your blog. These baby days go so quickly–although it the thick of it, it often doesn’t seem that way!

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    A says:

    Gorgeous quilt

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    Lucy says:

    Congratulations on your blogoversary! I always love the colors and fabrics you quilt with.

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    Congratulations!!! You are definitely on my list of top favorite quilt makers, so I’m glad you’ve stuck around and will continue to make such gorgeous beauties! Thanks!

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    Lisa Nelson says:

    I love your website – I follow you through The Patchery Menagerie…

    Green and Purple are my two favorite colors… even my engagement ring has them… Tourmaline and Amethyst. My wedding also featured green and purple.

    Max is adorable… love him up all you can now – he’ll be saying, “Awww, MOM!” soon enough.

    Take care.

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    Christie says:

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging! I love seeing all your gorgeous quilts and the baby pictures are nice, too πŸ™‚

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    Kristen says:

    Always fun to see what your up to. The details like the border in this one always make me swoon! Congratulations on your three years!!!

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    Paige says:

    Happy three years! I love the quilts of course. I’d also love to live vicariously through more pictures/info about Vermont. I’ve only been there a couple times (Woodstock) but loved it!

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    Lori says:

    Congratulations to you, your blog, your sewing, and to Max! Peace and blessings. And, I would adore to win your quilt.

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    Erin says:

    Congrats, Ashley! Your blog has become my go-to for quilting inspiration and new ideas. Thank you so much for sharing your talent so freely and for generously welcoming us to share your creations. (And Max is just ADORABLE! Well done!)

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    Mary says:

    Congratulations on three years Ashley, and happy eight week birthday Max – you’re such a cutie pie. Ashley, you have provided so much inspiration in such a short span of time. I enjoy your fresh perspective on piecing, putting colors together, keeping things straightforward, and the fact that you do your own quilting πŸ™‚

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    Michelle says:

    Oh what joy one of your quilts would bring! love the blog just the way it is, and that Max….he is just so dang cute! I look forward to watching him grow on here, best to you!

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    nicole says:

    Wahoo! Three years of bloggin’. Congrats!

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    Mary Margaret says:

    Congratulations on a very prolific three years!! How wonderful to have your progress so beautifully documented; I am so glad you share! Thank you!!

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    Jenn Sturtevant says:

    Thank you so mcuh for the chance to win!! I LOVE this quilt! I loved it when you first showed it as well. Happy Anniversary!

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    Val Miller says:

    You always continue to inspire me, and I am in awe that you continue to do it with an 8 week old (who is super beautiful)! Keep up the great work!

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    Lael says:

    Congratulations on three years of sharing your creativity. It always inspires others to try…

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    Meredith says:

    Oh, you always inspire me to sit down at my sewing machine a little more often! Maybe I’ll make one of those quilts of my own if I don’t win. Here’s to another three years and many more.

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    I just found your blog and I love it! Love your quilts. Congrats on baby Max!! He is super cute.

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    Rebecca says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! I love your blog and get excited when you have new entry’s LOL I love seeing posts on your inspiration on your quilts and ‘how to’ type posts.

    I hope I win – I love this quilt and purple is my fav colour πŸ˜€

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    LindaW says:

    I love your blog and your quilts! I have bookmarked several that I want to make. Would love to win one already made! Congrats on 3 years of blogging.

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    Belinda says:

    I love reading your blog, not only because of your gorgeous quilt creations, but also for news of Max! I have an 8 month old boy (currently sprawled across my lap!), so I can relate a lot to trying to craft whilst adoring your baby son! πŸ™‚

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    Audrey says:

    Happy blogiversary! The quilt is stunning, and I love the purple in it so much. I hope you are enjoying your little one; my little one is already twenty months old, which I am shocked by. It goes by too quick!

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    Colleen says:

    Well, better late than never, right?? I love your blog and your quilts. I look forward to seeing what you’re making next. You’ve been a real inspiration for me πŸ™‚ Thanks and Happy 3rd Blogiversary!!!

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    Anotheryarn says:

    Wooo for 3 years. And how generous of you to give a quilt away.

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    Madcap says:

    I love purple, green, and white, so I LOVE this quilt, and would be a very good quilt-mummy for it. And your little guy is so kuh-YOOT!

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    Wendy Hatton says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary. What beautiful quilts you’ve made. The green border is perfect.

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    Sarah says:

    Love the quilt! Such a cute baby and I love his name. Wish I had been reading this last fall when I visited South Burlington, I made my brother take me to all the quilt shops we could find, but we only made it to a few, I could have used your advice on more to hit, maybe next time!

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    Beth Enniss says:

    You are amazing. Congrats to three years! I love coming to your site and now seeing your BABY makes it all the more fun! Enjoy this early days!

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    Lori says:

    I am totally enjoying the photos that you are publishing of Max. He’s an absolutely adorable little boy. It’s nice to read how much fun you are having with him.

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    Mel Nunn says:

    Congrats on your blogaversary! I love visiting your blog just to drool over your quilts πŸ™‚

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    Cindy says:

    Love reading your blog!!!

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    Megs says:

    Wow, Congratulations on the 3 years Ashley! You must look back with such pride – a few hundred quilts and a beautiful baby boy!! Can’t wait to read about the next 3 years – imagine what triumphs they will include. Well done again πŸ™‚

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    jo says:

    Congratulations on 3yrs! my fave part of your blog at the moment is seeing Max in the pants you made him – just gorgeous

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    Charlotte says:

    congratulations on both anniversarys! This quilt is gorgeous – but then again so are all of the ones you make!

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    Lauren says:

    Oh my goodness! A LOT of people want to win your quilt! That says something about your taste and skill. I love reading your blog – all the bright colors and color combinations are like eye candy to me!!

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    Kerry says:

    My mother would think I had become the most awesomest quilter ever (mostly because I would have finished something) if she got this quilt from me. It’s lovely!

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    Heather says:

    Congrats on the blog and the baby. You create beautiful things, again, both the quilt and the baby. πŸ™‚

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    Zeti says:

    Happy 3rd anniversary on your blog and happy 8 weeks old little Max. Just enjoy and savour the moment with your baby. It is so precious. He will grow up in no time… All your gorgeous quilts inspired me to start quilting. Thanks for sharing!

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    amanda says:

    Happy blogaversary & happy 8 weeks to Mr. M!! I love your blog just the way it is… my interests have strayed from quilting lately, so I have been slowly unsubscribing to a lot of the quilting blogs I used to read… but I just can’t let go of yours, everything you make is so pretty & your photography is so lovely.

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    Wow! What a great giveaway! I really enjoy reading your blog – I love seeing your quilts and tutorials. Pictures of Max are like icing on the cake πŸ™‚ I would love to read more about what you are making for him – anything from diapers to clothes to toys. Thanks!

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    Tracey says:

    Congratulations on your 3 year blog anniversary! Your quilts are amazing and I have been a follower for a while now (although I can’t remember how long).

    And just the thought to win one of your quilts makes me giddy! This one in particular, given that my last name is Lavender, seems fitting. Love it!

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    Melinda says:

    Love your blog; love your work. Your quilts always inspire me!

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    Amy says:

    Whoa. A blogiversay giveaway that has stopped me in my tracks. You are too generous. I come to your blog to admire your quilts and to learn from your tutorials and process. Now that your Max is born, I also come to see him on quilts. Nothing cuter than a sweet baby on a beautiful quilt. I say keep doing what you’re doing, it’s working out very well.

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    Julie says:

    what a generous giveaway! my third baby was born three weeks before Max, and I have hardly had a second to sit down and sew. i crave it. how do you do it?

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      Charleen says:

      Congratulations on three years and, even better, eight weeks with your little guy!! Love your blog and all of your creations πŸ™‚

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    Bridgit says:

    I have been seriously considering making this EXACT quilt, fabrics and all. I just love it, but making an exact replica doesn’t seem like it would be as much fun as doing my own thing, so i haven’t gotten to it yet.
    BTW I love your work, but rarely comment. I came here on recommendation from a friend when I was looking for inspiration for a wedding quilt about a year ago. I love your work… thanks for sharing.

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    Anne says:

    Congrats on your three year anniversary. Love your blog and Max is beautiful. I really enjoy seeing the color combinations you use in your quilts, it is inspiring me to move out of my comfort zone and try new combinations, here’s too many more years!

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    jessica says:

    your blog and quilts are inspirational! congrats!

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    Frogdancer says:

    8 weeks already! Time goes by so fast.

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    Alisa says:

    I like your blog. Keep it the same. Quilts and quilting with real life thrown in. You’re inspiring!

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    Amy R says:

    I love your blog and your quilts…you inspire me!

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    Laura Capps says:

    Congrats on 3 years!! I love the colors you use in your quilts!

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    Caitlin T. says:

    such a great quilt! i’ve actually been working with those same fabrics on a recent quilt project, so it’s fun to see them here. i love reading your blog, especially since my parents live in vermont, and i try to stop in at nido every time i’m in the area. congrats on three years!

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    Lindsey Jo says:

    what an awesome way to celebrate!

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    Katie says:

    This is one of my favorite designs of quilts you have made. I think it is so pretty. Happy three years!

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    Susie A. says:

    What a beautiful quilt – Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy!

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    Sarah says:

    Wow – this quilt is beautiful (and so is your baby!) Happy 3rd blogday to you

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    Rachel says:

    Love reading your blog, always get great ideas from you!

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    Leslie says:

    I was so excited when I stumbled upon your blog and realized that you live in Vermont! As a fellow Vermonter, it is so great to see familiar scenery in the pictures of your fabulous quilts and creations.

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    nancy says:

    only sewing for 3 yrs, unbelievable…congratulations on all you have accomplished, don’t change a thing! love your style, charm, and grace. thanks for the chance to win without making us jump through hoops.

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    Amy Pruden says:

    I love your quilting ideas and patterns and now I really love seeing your cute pictures of Max and the things you make for him.

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    Meghan says:

    Beautiful quilt. Beautiful boy. Congratulations on the milestones!

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    Shirley says:

    Happy Blog-a-versary! If you think those three years went fast, just wait and see how fast they go with Max! I enjoy checking your blog every day. Thanks for all of the great inspiration.

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    Darcy says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary and what a lovely giveaway! I’ve drooled over that quilt in your shop more than once and the green binding is my favorite part πŸ™‚ I can’t get over how much hair Max has – so cute!

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    robin says:

    I’d love to win your beautiful quilt. πŸ™‚ Love the colors in it. And happy blogiversary!

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    Sar says:

    Congrats on your blogiversary!!! And it’s a gorgeous quilt! I would love to wrap myself up in it! All the best, Sarah Mulholland, Toronto, Canada.

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    Mary Jo says:

    Your son is just too cute.
    I have enjoyed visiting your blog and I would be over the moon if I won this quilt.

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    Jordan Johnson says:

    I can’t believe you have only been quilting for 3 years!! Your quilts are beautiful and you have such a talented eye for how to place the fabrics, I would have guessed you’d been doing it much longer. I follow a lot of amazing quilt blogs but your quilts are always my favorite. I’ve been sewing since I was about 5 but have only made a few quilts…my budget just doesn’t allow for that much yardage of the good quilting fabric…but when I have made some I have a hard time visualizing how each fabric design/pattern will work in the quilt pattern. They never seem to turn out exactly as I thought they would. So I guess that is what I’d love to see…your process as to why and how you choose certain fabrics with certain quilt designs.

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    marg says:

    I like what you do now. I love fabrics and anything made of them so I’m always happy to look. Also its lovely watching Max grow, how did he get so old so fast.

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    margaret says:

    Congrats on three years! I LOVE the blog and have enjoyed following for about a year now. I enjoy all your designs and fabric choices.

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    annabelle g says:

    Congrats on 3 yrs! Its a lovely quilt and I love the binding. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    Laurie Gelo says:

    I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing your amazing quilts. Thanks for sharing and Happy Blog Anniversary. πŸ™‚

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    Suzanne says:

    I love your blog and am amazed at all you’ve done in just 3 years! I look forward to more of the same πŸ™‚ The quilt is lovely. I love purple and the green binding is so fun!

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    Anie says:

    I love the texture your bring to your quilts. it’s amazing how the stitching complements the fabrics and the design. always inspiring.