Monday, 12 May 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day

It's that time of year again! Sew Mama Sew are holding the first of their twice yearly giveaway days/weeks. We love a giveaway around here so we had to join in again :) With no firm idea of what we were going to offer up this time round I went to bed Saturday night with the seed of an idea...what would happen if I paired > with +...Strange but true! I woke up Sunday morning with the beginning of a plan and after much faffing around with paper, pencil and ruler I was ready to start making. I grabbed a stack of Japanese fabrics from Polka dot tea fabrics, a dash of Vintage Happy by Lori Holt, some precious Dream On from Moda and some luscious denim yarn dyed linen. With plenty of encouragement from the lovely gang on Instagram I've ended up with this:
We thought it would be nice to let the winner decide whether they would like this to be a cushion or a wall-hanging. It's going to finish up around 24" square! So to be in with a chance to win this (finished by me obviously!):
Please leave a comment here with a name suggestion for this pattern.
For a bonus chance to win, leave another comment to let us know if you are a follower, new or regular

The winner will be chosen by random number generator.

There will also be a small surprise gift for the best pattern name so get your thinking caps on :) If you check back on 17th May you might just find the templates for this design waiting for you, just saying ;)

The giveaway is open to everyone. The draw will close on Friday 16th May at 5pm PST but as we're in the UK and will be sound asleep at the equivalent 1am you might sneak in before I wake up on the 17th May.  So now all that's left for you to do is go visit some of the other fab giveaways.
Catch you soon x

Edited to add: Please excuse me if I don't manage to reply to all the comments on this giveaway post :)
Edited to add the winners are Catrin Lewis and Sarah@Sew Me.

224 comments:

  1. How about stained glass?
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  2. Knot Garden? I am rubbish at naming things and just too excited to see you're giving this lovely away.

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this 'Modern Mosaic'. Reminds me of stained glass windows! Jxo

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  4. I think you shoudl call this "Kitchen Floor"- it reminds me of my grandma's old kitchen floor pattern!

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  5. Gothic window as this makes me think of stained glass windows.

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  6. Kaleidoscopic as it reminds me of a kaleidoscope. ive loved watching this unfold on instargram.

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  7. I would name it "Happy Glass" because it reminds me of a stained glass window! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. I am now following on Bloglovin!

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  9. How about Nellie's Knots? Gorgeous piecing!

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  10. Follow (some may say stalk) you here and IG!

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  11. That's lovely. I can definitely see why people are suggesting stained glass window names, but in the interests of trying too hard to be original, and my eye has focused on the multicoloured circles, would fruit polos mean anything to a non-UK audience?

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  12. Mmmmmmm, I do like Sarah's suggestion of Nellie's Knots. I don't have any hanging space left in the house and rather disgustingly have no handmade cushions so I'd go for the cushion cover please x

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  13. Oh, and I've just followed you in my Feedly reader, not least so I see it when you release the templates!

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  14. Lattice peek-a-boo. It's kind of an I-spy quilt but looking through a lattice!
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  15. I follow your blog!
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  16. This is so pretty!!! It would be more than welcome in our house! :) What about "Lucky Charms"? It reminds me so much of these cereal bits, the colors are almost like the lucky charms ones as well :) And as I love them and love your pattern it would be a great name in my opinion :) xoxo

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  17. Very pretty! Tea on the Tiles is my suggestion. x

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  18. how about attic window or square dance? it is lovely. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  19. i follow via bloglovin. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  20. Tiled floor....it reminds me of floor tiles in a porch.

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  21. What about Stepping Stone? It looks like tiled stepping stones to me! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  22. Stained glass instantly comes to mind. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing

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  23. Sunlight Glass is my suggestion for this pattern. Thanks for offering a giveaway. Should I be so fortunate as to win this piece I would prefer it as a wall hanging.

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  24. Lead Light or the Church Floor

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  25. I follow via bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  26. I agree with some of the previous posters -- stained glass. It totally looks like it to me!

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  27. Im a new follower on Bloglovin' !
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  28. How about Garden Grille or Secret Garden? It reminds me of old iron grille work enclosing a private garden in the summer time. I LOVE it! I think I would like it as a cushion cover. Thank you! sarah@forrussia.org

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  29. i say .... going to the chapel. it looks like a beautiful church window. x

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  30. Colorful Tiles. I would like it as a wall hanging. Thanks.

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  31. What about Spring's Beginning, as it makes me think of looking out through a window into a garden full of spring blooms.
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  32. Garden Path is what popped into my mind. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  33. So pretty! How about cottage Garden?

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  34. Garden Netting? Lame, I know.

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  35. I see a Garden Lattice :) So pretty!

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  36. I'd call it Parquet because it reminds me of a parquet floor!

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  37. "English garden" looks fitting.

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  38. "Petal Pusher"
    (and definitely a wall hanging! :D)

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  39. I've been watching on IG since you started this and it's beautiful...maybe Around The Block.

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  40. pretty tiles you lovely design reminds me of, I would rather a cushion as my walls are pretty full, mind you so are the beds, chairs etc with cushions!

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  41. I am a follower, have been for a while now

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  42. I think this would make a beautiful miniquilt to add to a collection or to start a new one! Love seeing those mini quilt walls in various places over blogland.
    My first though was Stained Glass Something-or-Other but all sorts of the different words popping up make sense; lattice, knots, tiles. Depending on the colour placement it could be anything, I like that! 'Bits and Pieces' comes to mind.

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  43. i'm a new follower on Bloglovin'

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  44. mmm… what about Flower Knots?

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  45. Gorgeous, I love it. My name suggestion would be "Fruit Salad".

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  46. Diamond Tiles. And I'd say a hanging :)

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  47. New bloglovin follower here

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  48. i think it should be "leaded windows"

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  49. Oh love this! I would call it 'mosaic tiles'

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  50. Walking through my garden or flowerpath is what comes into my mind.

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  51. I follow through bloglovin'.

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  52. Love your 'Tinted window' mini. Would certainly brighten up a dark corner. x

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  53. I've been a follower for a while. I love to see good work.

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  54. Sunny window? I love the pattern!

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  55. As soon as I saw it on IG it made me think of a pretty Fretwork or Lattice Panel.
    Although I love Sarah's name!
    Thanks so much for the chance at winning!

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  56. I am a very happy follower!

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  57. Bee's Delight as it looks like a honeycomb to me? Would be great as a cushion!

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  58. I am going with Crazy Pavement for a name. x

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  59. I follow with Bloglovin. x

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  60. Hi! It is beautiful! I like "Stained Glass," but I am sure it has been used before in previous comments. :)

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  61. I also like the name stained glass.

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  62. Looks like a beautiful mosaic to me!

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  63. Stained Glass.

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  64. This is what came in my mind
    cathedral galore

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  65. I follow you with bloglovin'

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  66. I think stained glass window fits.

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  67. How about Framed in Gray? I love the colors. Great job!

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  68. That's so cute! I agree with most of the commenters - it definitely looks like stained glass!

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  69. What about Walled Garden? It reminds me of those English gardens that have perfect beds of flowers, but each bed is a completely different flower type.

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  70. Garden window because it looks like you are looking at the garden through the window. Pretty

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  71. I am new to your blog, but absolutely love it!

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  72. karla's window. because it reminds me of a window in a house i used to rent from a woman named karla. (she was named after karl marx. her partner was named after ronald reagan. i always thought that was funny.)

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  73. Polo fruits - did you ever try the sweets?

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  74. OK, how about, "Wheels on the rhombus"? Maybe it's time for lunch.

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  75. I'm happy to say I am a new follower of your blog.

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  76. I would go for Stained Glass.

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  77. What a lovely pattern. It does remind me of stained glass, tiles, etc. what about Heritage as it reminds me of features you see on heritage listed houses

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  78. Lattice Path? I'm not sure... everything I can think of has already been suggested! It's beautiful, whatever you decide to call it!

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  79. Gorgeous! I can't believe you are giving it away! To me, it looks like a birds eye view of a neighborhood, so how about Happy Cul de sac?

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  80. Thanks for the giveaway!

    It looks like flower petals but if I squint my eyes and see it looks like butterfly wings so I'm gonna say butterfly + flower = butterflower... or flowerfly...

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  81. New follower here! Always happy to find new blogs to read!

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  82. I like "Garden Geometry" for all of the shapes you have - octagons, hexagons, squares... Would be a perfect pillow for my sofa!

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  83. I thought I was all original with stained glass but then I saw the other comments :)

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  84. Garden Windows. I feel as though I'm looking out into the garden.

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  85. I am a new follower via Bloglovin.

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  86. I would call it This And That a pillow would be beautiful.

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  88. Oh! It makes me think of stained glass, so something to do with that... Stained Glass ... hmmm... I'm not great at coming up with names. Stained Glass Window/Frame... I give up. It's gorgeous though! I love it!
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  89. This is lovely. I bought this pattern recently but haven't gotten to it yet.

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  90. Round and Round! It really looks like floor tiles of a sort, but my eye just kept going, well, round and round when I was looking at it! It's absolutely lovely...

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  91. Vintage Tile... I am no good with names.

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  92. Notre Dame. So much beautiful stained glass.

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  93. Diamond windows. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  94. I am already a follower on bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  95. Vintage Window...so beautiful!

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  96. I have no idea but here you go Vintage Prism! I'm terrible at naming. Thanks for the giveaway, this quilt/maybe pillow is beautiful!

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  97. I'm a new follower! Thanks

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  98. And I follow of course :)

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  99. When I saw it I thought it looked like sunlight through stained glass windows, so how about sunlit windows as a name? I think it's gorgeous, and would love it as a wall hanging (so I can add to my tiny collection!).

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  100. oh, and I started following you when I came across your hexiestars epp pattern on flickr.....that one's high on my list!

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  101. Honestly haven't read all the other entries,so this may be a repeat - Church WIndows - looks lovely ladies - thanks for the chance xxx

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  102. I would love this as a pilow, Thank you so much for the chance to win !

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  103. Sunday Morning because it reminds me of stained glass windows. Surprise me...can't decide.

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  104. cushion!
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  105. Hi and thank you for a fantastic give away! Your pattern became Super! Hmm...tiles, vintage, window, garden, stained .... with your lovely fabrics it reminds me of old Greek tiles so it could be 'Crete's Tiles'. x Teje
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  106. Window view! I would like it as a cushion.

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  107. I am a Bloglovin follower

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  108. As I scrolled down the comments to get to the bottom I caught sight of a suggestion of 'Nellie's Knobs' which immediately caught my eye, as you can imagine! Upon scrolling back I realised that Sarah had actually suggested 'Nellie's Knots', which makes a great deal more sense but doesn't make me smile quite as much!

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  109. Garden window. julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. Around the Mulberry bush

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  111. Maze! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  112. New follower via bloglovin

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  113. Stained Pieces
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  114. All Tiled UP is my choice of a name. I would love to have this as a pillow, it is gorgeous!
















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  115. I'd say Spring Windows for a pattern - love it!!!

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  116. I would think Connecting Circles :D

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  117. I follow on instagram @nmommy02

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  118. Hopscotch, Versailles, or Hugs and Kisses (because I see X's and O's!)

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  119. I'm new to your site and love it!

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  120. How about Kaleidoscope or Funfetti?

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  121. How about Tudor View as it reminds me of an old fashioned leaded window onto a garden.

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  122. Following you on bloglovin.

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  123. I'm thinking I would like this as a wall hanging and how about "How to Say Forgive Me" with Flowers and Diamonds, because that is what this looks like to me flowers and diamonds.

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  124. this would be a silly name but when i first looked at the block, it reminded me of stained glass, then i thought of leaves so i would call it Leaves in Church!

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  125. i follow through google friends.

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  126. I see it as looking down on the top of a multi-colored, multi-faceted gemstone, so I would call it Pieced Jewels. Thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  127. It reminds me of roundabouts in the street, so Round-a-bout maybe?

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  128. Surrounded Squares. (so pretty!)

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  129. I would call it "Geo Flower." So cute! I did a SMS giveaway too and I almost did the same thing as you - offering it as a mini or pillow cover.

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  130. I would call it colourful daffodil.

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  131. In Bloom, I might be brainwashed by flower, but whatever way I look, I see simple flowers with 2 leaves on each side of the stem.

    Thanks for the giveaway, think it'd be a lovely pillow! :)

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  132. I would call it the Mosaic Tiles Pillow Cover, hint hint!!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  133. new follower with Bloglovin. I'm from Canada!!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
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  134. Such a beautiful pattern and it makes me happy, so I suggest "Happy Garden." Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  135. I'm so glad I found your site. I'll be following you now. Thanks again for this giveaway!

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  136. I'd call it Nellie's Flower Garden.

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  137. I'm a new follower, via feedly

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  138. Nellie's Garden Walk - lovely piecing!

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  139. Tin tiles. It reminds me of the old fashioned tin ceilings in New England.

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  140. How about Secret Garden? It reminds me of so many things but I can definitely see looking through a fence of sorts! It's beautiful!

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  141. Stained Glass Garden. This is a lovely pattern!

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  142. I can see this beautiful block as a wall hanging. How about Eden's Pathway for a name.

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  143. Garden Maze - I would love to have it as a cushion. I love the choice of grey for the "path"

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  144. I would call it cracked glass

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  145. I follow via Bloglovin'. Thanks! Notwendy at gmail dot com

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  146. Hidden Butterfly. : )
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