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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wake Up To Kona!!!!

You know; I am one of those people who doesn't fully read things. I scan...not a good thing!!  LOL; it gets me into things without realizing just what is asked sometimes. Anyway; when I jumped on board for this hop, I was thinking sure...I want to do this and will just purchase a little bit of the fabric and move on...lol.  Not!!!

So; my sewing friend found a Canadian shop who carried this line and had good shipping costs.
Pam at Mad About Patchwork was fantastic getting our order out so quickly.
It was the best thing I ever did....ordering Kona Solids!! I love this fabric, folks...color, texture, everything about it is wonderful.  I liked it so much that I put in another large order which I am using as background for the Double Wedding Ring quilt I am making for a customer. The backing is Kona Steel....and I am using Kona Charcoal in another quilt later on this year.  Well; now that you know how I love this fabric....lol; on with the show,eh.

I purchased a nice FQ bundle for this project plus a little cream. I put together a bed runner and cushion cover for this time around....and I just love it. I am saving it for someone special too.

 Here you are only seeing half of the bed runner...not used to using the truck as a prop..lol
Normally I would use the bench I have outside; but it is buried in snow!!!!!! So; out come the Teddy from the spare room bed and a sheet to cover the hood of the truck.
Here you can see the back side of the bed runner.  These are great fabrics, and I enjoyed working with them.  I used the walking foot to quilt this so I could keep it with clean lines. Now here is a picture of the full length of the runner...
 And; yes, I have a little giveaway for everyone. Just leave a comment below to have a chance for this little foundation piecing pattern. This was given to me, and I have never got around to trying it.
I hope someone will use it; as it is the cutest thing!!


  I hope you enjoyed this post and will visit everyone else on today's list.  Thanks for stopping by.
Last but  not least; a huge thank you to our Madame Samm and Carol....and those fantastic sponsors!!

Here is your list of today's participants:  January 9













143 comments:

  1. Marjorie,
    Love the colors! BTW I had to switch my day to the 20th. Beautiful work! ;)

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  2. Great photo shoot and the bed runner is in my favourite colours - blue!! Well done.

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  3. Quality fabric is a great place to start.

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  4. Thanks for the tip on Mad About Patchwork! I love finding Canadian sources that have reasonable shipping! And your runner is great! But, how did you not freeze taking the picture?? What a cold day today..

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  5. Beautiful quilts! :) I have to agree...love that Kona!

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  6. Love the colors you used! I love Kona for the same reasons you do and the fact that they have so many beautiful colors. I love the pattern, it's just the sweetest thing.

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  7. What a beautiful bed runner. I found the fabrics wonderful to work with, too. Love the picture on the hood of the truck!

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  8. Very nice bed runner. Marjorie, I love the blues. Your pictures are great. It is so hard to find great places for pictures in the winter and you nailed it.

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  9. Marjorie ... your bed runner and cushion are beautiful! For never having used Kona Solids, you certainly put them to best use very quickly. I also love the texture when working with these fabrics. Teddy looks like he is enjoying the photo shoot. Love the piccies. The foundation pieced pattern looks sew cute. I love tea pots. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  10. Your lovely bed runner is so cool and calm with your perfect choices of colors! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Such a beautiful design and fabrics in that runner...love it! The colors go together so nice. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  12. What nice soothing colors for a bed, and I can definitely sympathize with snow photography, but bonus points for you for still enlisting the bear to keep things cute :-)

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  13. I just think blues are so calming - very nicely done.

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  14. Your bed runner is so lovely. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  15. So simple and cute; beautiful color gradation.

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  16. Love your quilt and the creative way you displayed it on the truck with Teddy!! Adorable pattern too! It would make the perfect gift for 2 lovely English quilters who hosted me and 4 friends this summer for the Birmingham Quilt Show. We had tea every day along with scrumptious treats they baked. Thank you for the opportunity to win this cute pattern!

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  17. Please don't enter me in the giveaway, but just wanted to say it is a gorgeous bed runner and pillow :-)

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  18. I love the colors in your creation

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  19. I was admiring that KONA Blue bundle too! Your bed runner and pillow are gorgeous! Great job, Marjorie!

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  20. Marjorie. Very nice runner and pillow. Solids are restful and your color choice is perfect. Snow? Join the crowd, though ours in melted mostly down here in the DC area. Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

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  21. Lovely. The colors are so soothing and the pillow is a wonderful addition. Nice job. Your truck did a great job modeling.

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  22. Beautiful! If you had asked me several years ago what I thought about an all solids quilt I would have said "boring" but now I find that they are lovely, with all the great colors available.

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  23. Lovely bed runner & pillow - thanks for sharing & thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Another great post Marjorie. You have a great friend there that helped you find that material. LOL Have a great day.

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  25. Please don't enter my name in the giveaway. But I wanted to say what a lovely bed runner :)

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  26. Beautiful bed runner & pillow. Great colour choice too. The bed topper is something that is on my to do list.

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  27. Hi Marjorie...beautiful bed runner love your colour choices! I too fell in love with Kona during this hop...haven't tried Mad About Patchwork yet, but they are on my list of shops to try. The tea quilt pattern is awesome, could you let me know where it is available for purchase...just in case I don't win *wink* It is just too lovely to miss out on.

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  28. I'm looking for a solid for my next quil. I must check the shop to. What pretty colors!

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  29. Ohhh Marjorie you have the KONA flu, I know of no one who once bitten, can't help but gather some stash..your runner and pillow are divine..very ombre. ohhh and that quilt pattern, that is something I would tackle with a spot of tea….

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  30. Your runner is beautiful! I love that look. I've never worked with just solids, but you are making me a believer. :)

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  31. I love the modern style of your runner. Those are the colors I associate with winter so it seems very timely to me.

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  32. Your runner is beautiful. I love the blues with the cream.

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  33. The colours are very very nice, cold colours which perfectly fit to the winter season, and you did a nice job!

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  34. I love the colors you used! Reminds me of the seaside. And thanks for the giveaway. As an avid tea drinker that pattern is right up my alley!

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  35. Beautiful bed runner! I love the colors you chose they are perfect together.

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  36. Great idea to make a bed runner! I have never made one...maybe someday?!

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  37. Ooh, that is a great palette, Marjorie. I love the clean lines of the design -- just beautiful!

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  38. Those Kona solids are addicting aren't they. Bed runners are on the popularity rise....yours gradates so nicely. You always have something pretty to show Marjorie !

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  39. I'm just amazed at how striking quilts can be when done in only solids. Great bed runner. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  40. Great bed runner! Love Kona solids!

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  41. Love your bed runner in peaceful colors! Now I want to make something with Kona solids. Love teapots. Thanks for giveaway opportunity.

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  42. Wow! Your bed runner is beautiful. I love the colors-blue is so relaxing. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. LOL I so relate sometimes I just scan cause I love to read blogs. Your bed runner and pillows turned out gorgeous though.

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  45. Marjorie, those blues are to die for! I love the simplicity of the bedrunner and Teddy's pretty cute holding the matching pillow too. :-) Great job!

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  46. Love this bed runner- so simple and elegant- it screams me! (you have my mailing address don't you?)

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  47. Great runner Marjorie! - I love the colours!
    Sunshine here today but I hear that your snow/cold weather is heading our way!!

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  48. This is the perfect runner for a winter season! Good color choice for the season.

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  49. I am a Kona lover as well and I really like what you chose to make.The pattern you are offering is adorable.My granddaughter just started drinking hot green tea and this would be perfect for her as she received her first little tea pot for Christmas.

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  50. Those fabrics make such a pretty bed runner. The solids are wonderful in this hop.

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  51. I love the simplicity of your design. The colours take center stage, as they should :)

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  52. I really like your bed runner and pillow. That is a really cute pattern. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  53. Hi Marjorie. Awesome bedrunner and matching pillow. I agree, Kona is lovely to work with and very addictive too.

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  54. He blues are gorgeous and even more so when put together the way you did.

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  55. Love the runner, Marjorie. Kona grey is becoming a mainstay in my stash. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  56. I like those Kona blues! Teddy makes a great quilt assistant.

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  57. Beautiful runner, love the blues.

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  58. I love your bed runner! I am thinking that runners are really the best way to go. You can change up a room in a heartbeat! :-) I feel your pain with not reading all the details...LOL I have a bit of that in me myself! hahahaha You at least jumped into a happy moment, with fabulous results!

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  59. I'm a big fan of Blue. Lovely bed runner. Nice job!

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  60. Just perfect to keep your toes warm!

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  61. I love the colors in you bed runner. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Lovely runner! Thanks for sharing. pbstrand@msn.com

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  63. Lovely runner! Thanks for sharing. pbstrand@msn.com

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  64. Oh, I love your bed runner. I would like to have one made like it in greens! Beautiful.

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  65. What a beautiful bed runner and pillow! I know it will be loved!

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  66. I like the looks of the bed runner and this time of year one could really make use if them, thanks.

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  67. I love your bed runner and pillow, so pretty. I would love to win because I love paper piecing and I am going to put my kitchen in teapots. Thanks for a chance and for sharing.

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  68. I love the colours you've chosen. The teddy bear is cute too :)

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  69. Beautiful bed runner. The colors you used remind me of the beach.

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  70. Love the blues! all the projects made with solids is really showing how they are beautiful on their own. :)
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  71. Marvelous. What a fun idea to dress up your bed.

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  72. Beautiful blues, Marjorie! Such a simple, but striking combination.

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  73. Oh my favorite colors...blue. It is beautiful, I must say it would match my bedroom perfectly. Oh and if I could win the pattern...I would have many plans for it.

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  74. Love Love the pillow and bed runner quilt colors. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  75. Great job on your projects, keep up the good work. K

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  76. Welcome to the dark side of buying Kona fabrics, you picked some beautiful colors!

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  77. love your bedrunner and pillow and all those beautiful kona blues!

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  78. Nice colour combination!! Love Mad About Patchwork!! Being in Canada I get my order in about 2 days if in stock!! I order Kona by the bolt!! ,lol

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  79. I love bedrunners, and yours is a beauty! This Kona solids blog hop is a great one. :)

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  80. My stash of Kona is huge too, Marjorie! Beautifully done with the bedrunner and pillow!

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  81. I love the idea of making bedrunners. Thanks for the inspiration! and I also am just finding how nice Kona is to sew on and the colors are wonderful, like a new box of crayons.

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  82. I really like your choice of colors and the project you made! I have been working on (for 8 years) the wedding star quilt pattern by Judy Neimeyer and my D-I-L wants me to change the color scheme for the star. You have given me inspiration - why not Kona solids????? Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Love the bed runner. Beautiful choice of colors.

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  84. This is just what I need to make for my own bed,my feet always get cold! Love the colors and the simplicity of the design you chose.

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  85. I just love the blue colors in your bed runner. It is a simple design but very effective.

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  86. I've never thought of making a bed runner before....hummm.....will have to add it to my list of things to make. :)
    Great project.

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  87. Beautiful colors! I'll bet it would have looked great pictured on the snow but BRRRR! I'm finding more and more solids in my stash too though I haven't done an entire quilt in solids. Sweet giveaway. I love teapots.

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  88. Love the pillow design and the cool blues. Beautiful!

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  89. love the greys and blues -! great job!
    The teapot pattern is so pretty too

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  90. I love the blue colors and kona cottons makes up very pretty quilts I love your work. I would love to win thee apotheosis pattern. I have a friend that I could make a pillow or table runner.

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  91. I love those blues. I am so into blues and want to try a quilt with blues and orchid. Thanks for sharing. I love that teapot pattern. Thanks for sharing

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  92. Love how you made the snowy photo shoot work!

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  93. A bed runner is high on my priority list. I have been having trouble deciding just what I want to do but I think I have now that I have seen your bed runner. Blues are my favorite but I think I will try greens as they would go nicely in the bedroom this runner shall inhabit. Thanks for offering a giveaway. The teapot pattern looks darling.

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  94. What a great bed runner…love the shades of blue!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  95. I love the colours that you picked. The gray is a really nice choice to pop the blues.

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  96. Love the bed runner! It is so very hard to get good pics this time of year, but you did great. Great color selection!

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  97. Love the bed runner...The blues and grey are beautiful together. Thank you for sharing... And I love teapots!! LOL bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  98. Love the idea of bed runner and pillow ,nice way to find out if you like solids. They are pretty and I love the blue.

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  99. Your bed runner and pillow are just lovely. Love the colors!

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  100. I love all of those shades of blue. Great bed runner.

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  101. Every shade of blue is my heartthrob so I love your bed runner. What a cozy addition to warm you during your snowstorms. Thank you for hopping...

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  102. Those blues are placed perfectly. Simple is so elegant!
    Gmama Jane
    P.S. I'm in love with teapots and tea cups so I hope to win!!

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  103. I love your beautiful bed runner, lovely colours and clean simple design. The Kona fabric have such a lovely feel to them.

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  104. Marjorie it's really beautiful! I have just got to make me a bed runner! Blessings, Marlene

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  105. Wow, that is so simple and yet so stunning. I love it!

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  106. I just love the colors of your table runner! Great project!! Thanks for sharing your talents!
    Dawn
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  107. Nice bed runner. That is a project I think I could handle. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  108. I would have never thought of a bed runner, it is great and the nutrual colors are great.

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  109. Love your bed runner , perfect for Kona solids and I agree they are wonderful fabrics . Thanks for sharing Marjorie !

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  110. Love the bed runner--great fabric selection!! thanks for chance at adorable foundation piecing pattern. Sew cute!

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  111. Love all those blues in your projects. I agree, you can't go wrong with Kona solids. I'll be watching for more quilting from you using lots more of the Kona solids you've ordered!

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  112. Love all the shades of blue in the runner. So pretty and the simple lines as you've done always look so clean. Very nice job.

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  113. The bed runner is wonderful., i collect tea pots and never seen a pattern

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  115. Love your project, and thank you for posting a link to Mad About Patchwork as I am also always looking for a good Canadian fabric outlet.

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  116. I love your bed runner. The Kona colors look terrific.

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  117. Lovely bed runner. The colors feel good for a bedroom and it will look very nice. The pattern for teapots is adorable. Thank you for taking part in the hop.

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  118. lovely bed runner the colors are sew warm.

    The tea time pattern is adorable too.

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  119. Love the colors and simple design. This would be perfect on my bed with the dark comforter I have. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  120. What a beautiful bed runner Marjorie!! Tea time looks like a neat pattern too.

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  121. What a coop color palette, I love the blues and greys. And I'd love a chance to play with the pattern.

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  122. What a lovely bed runner, my favourite colours

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  123. Love the colours you used! Would love to win the pattern..have a couple of friends who are hard core tea drinkers I could make a wall hanging or tea cozy!

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  124. I love the soothing colors. Thanks for the chance to win such an adorable pattern!

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  126. Everytime I lay down on my bed during the day, I think, 'I should make a bedrunner..." but I have never gotten around to it. You just inspired me! sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  127. Your Teddy did great job showing us the cover & pillow!! Love the blues!! Would love to make the teapots as wallhanging for my BFF!! We share many many pots of tea when we can get together!! Wouldn't that be soooo cool to surprise her with!

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  128. I love love your bed runner! Very modern!
    xo jan

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  129. This bed runner is beautiful. I had never really been a fan of all the blues, but that's been changing a bit lately. Well, now you've shown me this, I found myself digging through my blue fabrics yesterday deciding on what I could use. Mmmmm, not much there, so now I have to shop. Thanks! :-)

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  130. These are so pretty! I love your color choices.

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  131. Just beautiful!
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  132. Majorie I love the bed runner. It provides just a quick and easy way to update any bedroom

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  133. Oh, your bed runner is wonderful! A bed runner is on my to-do list, and I must just DO IT!

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  134. Love your bed runner. I plan to make one this winter. Hope it turns out as nice as yours.

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  135. Awesome bed runner!! Loving the colors ♥

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