Wednesday, June 1, 2011

pooches and pickups--giveaway-----closed------

giveaway closed!

Have you seen Laurie Wisbrun's new line of fabric for Robert Kaufman?  It's so cute, and soooo boy.  She sent me some fabric to play with and I came up with this fun quilt. 

Here's something I don't believe I have ever mentioned on my blog, I grew up on a farm--a real life working dairy farm.  I loved my childhood, and find myself wishing my kids could experience the country way of life.  It was the best.  I associate pickups with farm life... I grew up riding in their beds, driving them before I was 16 and feeling like that was totally normal...and there was usually my dog, Scratches, riding in the pickup...but she was pretty lucky and often got to ride in the front seat.
I made 4 random blocks, and then sashed them with this great tweed fabric from Robert Kaufman.  It gives the quilt so much texture, but is actually really soft.  I imagine my own little boy driving his trucks and cars around the quilt, using the sashing as a road.
Isn't this truck the spitting image of the one on Laurie's fabric?
I backed the quilt in this green dot.  I think it works perfectly.
here's the fun part, Laurie has sent along some extra fq bundles (6 total) for one of you!  Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.  One entry per person.  Please be sure I have an email address to contact you!  Good luck!

I'll choose a winner on Sunday, June 5th.

350 comments:

  1. I have a little boy who would just love those fabrics!

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  2. OMG...my niece is expecting a little boy in September...would love to surprise her with a quilt..

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  3. My friends keep having boys!!! That would be a great addition to my stash! Thanks for the chance.

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  4. With six grandsons, it would be great to win these great fabrics!

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  5. It is fun to create something that takes you back. Fabric I love for my boys is hard to come by. I appreciate that more designers have them in mind.

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  6. aw these are adorable. love! sarah.currence at gmail

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  7. So cute! I would love a chance to win!

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  8. I know just the little man to use this fabric on. Oh how he would love it!

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  9. i am loving those trucks! what a cute quilt!

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  10. This fabric collection gets cuter every time I see it!

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  11. Oh my goodness! That quilt ROCKS MY SOCKS!! My 2 year old son would LOVE that fabric for a quilt, blanket or pillowcase for him. I can just see him cuddling it and getting so excited. His 1 year old brother would love it if it were any type of ball. I don't know what Baby #3 (in my tummy) would like yet. Guess it would depend on if we're having a boy or girl... :) That is some awesome fabric. I hope we win!!! I could definitely have something made for his 3rd birthday in Sept...

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway. We have both a pick up and a pooch, so this would be great :-)

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  13. I so need this fabric to make my little guy a quilt! I love yours!

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  14. CUTE! love that truck's cheeky expression!

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  15. Oh, how fun!! I have 3 boys. I'd love to win!

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  16. This would make my son oh so happy:)

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  17. I'm always on the search for good boy fabric! There isn't enough out there. Thanks for the giveaway!

    commonthreads at me dot com

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  18. Cute that you relate to this so much.
    katie.muirhead (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. I love this line. Would love to make something for my grandson with it.

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  20. Love them Nettie! I really want to get back into quilting, and this might just keep me going!

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  21. Fantastic fabrics! Thanks for the chance.

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  22. I love these fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. love the quilt, so cute! thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  24. I know of a little boy and girl at my house who would love that fabric.

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  25. I wasn't sure if I liked this line, but seeing it in your quilt, I'm sold! It is adorable!
    anetemso {at} gmail {dot} com

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  26. sweet! that is one happy quilt.

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  27. I wouldn't trade having grown up in the country either, or playing with little toy trucks like the one you showed. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. This is so cute & you did a great job on the quilt! Love your toys, too!

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  29. Your quilt is fabulous, and so is the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. I'm usually drawn to fabric for little girls, but I LOVE this line! Great giveaway!

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  31. I would love to win this fabric.

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  32. Fantastic quilt! The truck fabric is sooo cute. I've had umpteen friends who have had boys in the past year or so, so they fabric would be put to good use!

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  33. Your quilt is adorable. Such wonderful fabric for a boy. Boy fabric is so hard to find, isn't it? Such a shame. These fabrics are wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. Love those! My little boy loves, loves, loves trucks.

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  35. I have a boy that needs a quilt, these would be perfect thanks for the giveaway

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  36. I'm expecting my second boy and this would make a perfect quilt for both of them!

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  37. I could make the cutest quilt for my grandson. I love the roads idea on your quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  38. so fun! cute quilt. I've not seen the tweed fabric yet but I've never met a tweed I didn't like. :-) thanks for the chance to win! knitobsessed at gmail dot com

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  39. I like the quilt. I didn't grow up on a farm but on acreage outside the city. Always animals but no pickups!

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  40. OMG those little bundles are soooo cute!
    katrina_hertzer2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I love how these are great for big boys.

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  42. THis is precious fabrics...for a boy and a dog lover too!!

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  43. OMG... I love this fabric line!!!

    rainylakechick at gmail dot com

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  44. Love the fabric! Perfect for a little boy :) Your quilt is gorgeous too!

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  45. It is indeed ultra boy fabric. I love it!

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  46. Oh that is so cute! I love your quilt! That line is so boy! I would love a chance to win!!!!
    confusedthang04@yahoo.com

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  47. Such a fun quilt! Well done to boot!
    I also remember riding in the beds of pickup trucks, *gasp* and I survived! :-) haha
    My little guy just turned 1 and he'd LOVE to have his mom make him a quilt from those fun fabrics!
    Thanks so much!

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  48. love your quilt and that blue truck!!

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  49. My sister-in-law is from farm country in N.D. She has been on bed rest for 60+ days right now with another 2.5 months to go. She would totally love this fabric for her little boy--and I would love to make him something from it!

    alzbacnik@hotmail.com

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  50. These fabrics are so fun! I'd love to try my hand at a boy's quilt!

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  51. I love your quilt! And I'd love to win :) The fabric is adorable. Thanks for the chance!

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  52. These fabrics would be perfect for my little guy.

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  53. Oh so practical - love it! My great nephew would love this as a gift!!

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  54. I just found out a good friend of mine is having a baby boy. This would be adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. It's so nice to see more boy-oriented fabrics coming around. I love flowers as much as the next person, but sometimes it's nice to see puppies and pickups too. :)

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  56. A great set of fabics! Thanks for doing a giveaway :)

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  57. I also grew up on a dairy farm, drove the pickup with the dog in the back....are you my sister?? hee hee

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  58. CUUUUTE! Fun frabrics. I just finished a girl quilt top for donation, so it is time to make something "all boy" :)

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  59. I love these! I wish there were more little boy prints out. The best I've found is using geometric prints.

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  60. Your work is always so darn creative and good! Love this blog. Thank you for the give-away chance.

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  61. It's so nice to have more selections for boys! Boys, trucks and dogs are a perfect combination!

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  62. So cute! I'm in! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. What a fun fabric to make into a child's quilt. Thanks to both of you for the giveaway.

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  64. This is so cute, I love the pickups and the pooches! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. I just love the pickups print. Thanks for the chance!

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  66. i'm 20 weeks pregnant and just found out i'm having a boy yesterday, and would love to make him something with this cute fabric!!

    lindseyjocoker@gmail.com

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  67. I've been looking for more little boy fabric! What an adorable project :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. Love the quilt. Seems like it could double as a car mat/play area for the little ones. My little man would love it!

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  69. Love love love this fabric collection perfect for my 2 x little boys .... Thanks for the giveaway !!

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  70. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  71. Well my word verification is 'dabbys' must be a good luck combination of daddy and brother. Perfect for this fabric - thanks for the chance to win x

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  72. My best friends little boy would love a quilt with this fabric. He's nuts over puppies and his room has a truck theme.

    Your quilt turned out wonderful!

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  73. This fabric would be cute so a lil boy! Luckily I have a few in my family that could use something handcrafted!!

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  74. What a fabulous giveaway! I would LOVE these fabrics! Thank you!

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  75. That blue truck is so cute with a great smile

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  76. This would be such a cute quilt for my little man! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. That works perfect as a playmat! How clever, and adorable!

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  78. Oh that is totally adorable. I love the fabrics that are coming out for boys now. They are so much fun. Thanks for doing a giveaway.
    lexilucas@gmail.com

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  79. Love your quilt! My little boy would use the sashing as a road too.
    Please count me in and thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  80. My son would love the fabric. I love the design you came up with. Jacinta

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  81. that's fabulous
    I have aa great nephew and he'd be triled too
    Gina

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  82. Those fabrics are so fun and cute! Perfect for my little nephew! Thanks for the giveaway!

    bruinbr at gmail dot com

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  83. Great fabrics!
    I grew up on a dairy farm too and wished my children could have had the same upbringing

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  84. I've got a few little boys to make for and Pooches and Pickups would be just perfect! I'm itching to get my hands on this line - thanks for the chance to win :)

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  85. my nephew is mad about cars and it is so hard to find good 'boy' fabric. I love this one and could certainly put them to good use ;)

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  86. I love this line. It's so hard o find cute boys fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. Love your quilt and love those fabrics!

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  88. I love those pooches & trucks and would love to win!
    melpaddy@hotmail.com

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  89. It would be fun to make a quilt for my son in this line. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. I was about to start a car quilt for my 3 boys, and that fabric would look awesome in it. Thanks for the chance!!

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  91. I'd use it right away to make a quilt for my grandson. He loves trucks!

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  92. oh your quilt is adorable and so, so different. I love how boyish it is. The tweed sashing is great. I'll be getting some of that. thanks for the chance to win.

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  93. Count me in. Just found out I have twins on the way! Yay/eek!

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  94. My little ones (both the boy and the girl) would love this!

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  95. This fabric is seriously the best boy fabric I have ever seen. Would love to win some! :)

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  96. Please do not let my son see those trucks...

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  97. My son would love it. Thanks for the chance.

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  98. All sons, all grandsons... I love boys, I love the truck fabric! Love a chance to win, thanks!

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  99. Maybe I'll be the lucky one! I'd love to have some of this line. Love your quilt and how the grey looks like streets!

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  100. I would be sure to give these pooches & pickups a happy home :)

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  101. That would be a darling quilt for a special little boy I know!

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  102. Neat quilt. I love that line - it looks like my nephew whose favorite things are dogs and trucks. :)

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  103. You are so right! This fabric speaks to boys loud and clear. I can think of several little boys who would be squealing in delight for anything made with this fabric.
    pshanks(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  104. Beautiful fabrics! Although i really shouldn't start another quilt, i am on the lookout for some boy-themed fabrics and these are perfect!

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  105. This is a great giveaway! I would love to win these as I've been scouting out fabrics for a boy quilt.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. I'd love to win these fabrics and would surely put them to good use -- I have three grandsons!

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  107. Like you I grew up on a farm and luckily I am living back on the same farm from my childhood. Although we don't have the sheep(yet) that I enjoyed growing up, we have a mini horse, lots of chickens and several cows and horses. So blessed that my son and nephew get to experience the simple pleasures that I did! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy

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  108. I love your quilt! and the fabric! Thanks for a chance to win

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  109. So adorable - the quilt looks perfect for playing around on the floor with little cars.

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  110. Wow! How cute! Love this creative take on the fabric.

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  111. My son saw this print and wants it! We'd love to win. Thanks :)

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  112. I love those trucks! ceciliajon at gmail dot com

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  113. nljames@mail.com -
    I just had my first little boy last mobth and I am really enjoying sewing with more 'boy' prints, I would love to get my hands on these prints!

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  114. Love your quilt!!! I have two boys and a girl. It's so easy to come up with fun things for a girl but much more of a challenge for the boys. These fabrics are wonderful! Thanks for the intro to them.

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  115. Adorable! I have loved this fabric since I first saw it appear online!

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  116. Oh those fabrics are super cute!!!! Love them. My son's favorite toy of all time as a matchbox blue truck. He still has it and that was many moons ago. My best friend is expecting her first grandson in October and this would make a wonderful quilt. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    Suzanne Mooney
    momma.mooney@gmail.com

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  117. I love the idea of a little boy playing on it, and using the sashing as road. So cute! This is yet another beautiful quilt, and I would love the chance to win some of Laurie's new line. I know of a little boy who would LOVE a quilt like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  118. Waaay cute! I love what you did with it!

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  119. How cute - both the fabric and your quilt. This fabric brings back farm memories for me also about driving the farm truck as soon as my feet would reach the pedals. Hope (hopemitch@yahoo.com)

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  120. i really like the way you used the fabric. the negative space really does look like a road.

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  121. I just adore this fabric! love your quilt - very nice! thanks for the giveaway!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  122. Wow, this is my favorite quilt that I have seen made with these fabrics! Absolutely adorable!

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  123. So cute would love to win. Thanks
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  124. My granddad had a farm and I remember a similar pickup truck he use to drive.

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  125. i have two car crazy boys and three nephews who would all love love love an adorable quilt like that! i'm falling more in love with boyish fabric these days than the girls. adorable! ashley.broomall{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  126. this is a great idea! I have some gray, and would love to make a few parking lots and stores for my kids' cars to drive around!

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  127. I love that so much! My three year old would love it too!

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  128. Great idea to create roadways with the sashing.

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  129. Cute fabric! I grew up on a farm too. Loved riding on the back of the pickup too! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  130. Cute fabric! I grew up on a farm too. Loved riding on the back of the pickup too! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  131. I would love to make a baby quilt with this fabric. Thanks for the chance to wn.

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  132. What darling fabric! I'd love to use it to make something for my boys. :)

    lindsay23 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  133. Love this fabric! Even if I don't win I think I am going to have to get some of this. Love RK fabrics.

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  134. Those fabrics are adorable and would be so fun to work with. Thanks for the chance to win some.
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

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  135. I love the idea of sashing as a road. And what boy doesn't love trucks, I think its born in them.
    amanda kaye parker at hotmail dot com

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  136. Great quilt - love the "roads". Thanks for the chance to win~

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  137. I have been trying to get my hands on those awesome blue trucks for a week now, would you believe that my 2 local quilt stores didn't order it!
    cybperry at gmail

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  138. I have a cute little boy just waiting for quilt...these would be perfect!

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  139. This fabric is so awesome! It's been on my list forever. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. I love the quilt you made and the fabric is wonderful! My son would love a quilt made of this collection.

    Thank you!
    lsumida@yahoo.com

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  141. That quilt is beyond fabulous! Great work!

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  142. Adorable quilt! Great giveaway--thanks!!

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  143. Ooooo . . . this fabric is so cute. Thanks for the chance!

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  144. This would be awesome to win!! My son would love a quilt with this theme!!

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  145. I love your quilt and I adore those fabrics!
    chelle.ix(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. SUCH NEAT FABRUCS!
    JUST LOVE THEM!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  147. Wow, so cute. My boy would love those fabrics..Thanks for a chance!
    mageenadilah(at)gmail(dot)com

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  148. Great quilt - love the little pick-up trucks! So cute.

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  149. I love the truck fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

    robyn.geddes(at)gmail.com

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  150. count me in!

    love seeing all the projects popping up in this fabric. it's just so darn cute.

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  151. I have seen such fun things done with this fabric. Thank you for the oppertunity to try to win some.

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  152. I love this fabric. And I love the idea behind your quilt! Like a portable play set!

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  153. I have a nephew who just got twin sisters last month. I think he would love a little extra love in the form of a dog and truck quilt.

    Love hearing about your roots, from one down home girl to the next!

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  154. Super cute!
    tiffany.sullivan.84[at]gmail.com

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  155. Was this made just for my son? He's 14 months, and his favorite things in the world are dogs and trucks! I'd love to make bedding for his toddler bed from this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  156. Expecting my first grandson and would love to play with those fabrics.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Jill

    jillc53107@gmail.com

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  157. me, me! I definitely need more boy fabric.

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  158. Really cute fabric. BTW, I love the name Scratches for a dog!

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  159. I love this fabric line but can't seem to find any in my LQS. Would love to use it to make a cute quilt like yours for my friend's son.

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  160. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I love the sashing/road on the quilt...so clever!

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  161. What a wonderful giveaway! Someone is going to get a fun batch of fabric!

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  162. Such cute fabrics! Thanks for the chance.
    michellekeenlyne@hotmail.com

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  163. I have two little boys this fabric would be perfect for. I love it.

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  164. I have a new grandbaby boy due in 3 weeks! this is perfect!!

    Love the quilt

    sixandholding@msn.com

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  165. Love that fabric-perfect for my little boy.

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  166. That quilt is adorable! I love Laurie's new fabric line. Thank you for the opportunity to win these.

    piacente2@yahoo.com

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  167. That's a great quilt! I just adore the Pooches & Pickup fabric line.

    thalia[aT}rynet{d0t]c0m

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  168. Awesome! I have two little boys and would love to make a treasure out of this!

    britneyrule@gmail.com

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  169. Always looking for cute boy fabric- Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  170. I would love those fabrics! Thanks.

    molly.m.amstutz (at) gmail {dot} com

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  171. I wasn't sure sure how I felt about this fabric until I saw your quilt. Now I think it is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  172. Yes, pick-up trucks and dogs really do go together. Thanks for the give away.

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  173. Love, love, love the quilt you made! The random piecing is nicely juxtaposed against the somewhat linear feel of the fabrics. And who can resist such awesome boy friendly fabric??

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  174. Cute! I definitely need more little boy prints. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  175. Me thinks this would be perfect for my soon-to-arrive nephew! Those trucks are adorable. :)

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  176. I love that fabric! Fingers crossed!

    Chrissy
    snappystitches.com

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  177. I have a new godbaby who would love those fabrics! He's only 6 months but he loves dogs and puppies!

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  178. Finally a fantastic fabric for little boys. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  179. xxx me out of the giveaway, but just wanted to say it turned out so cute and the concept of the roads is adorable!

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  180. oh hi! I have many baby boy quilts to make next year! :)

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  181. Super cute. I love how you made the "roads" in between the blocks.
    Jennifer
    lillyis30@yahoo.com

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  182. These remind me of visiting my grandparents so much, very nostalgic.
    The trucks the pooches everything.

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  183. I have 3 boys in my house. It is a continual fight for boy quilts. I need this to make a quilt for my cute kids!!!

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  184. What a great giveaway! I have tons of baby quilts to make in the near future. I don't know what's going on around here (I'm afraid to drink the water) but I know at least one HAS to be a boy!

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  185. I love the idea of the sashing for the cars to run on. I've saved a special piece of Alexander Henry fabric for a wee boy for when he goes in a big bed and I was wondering what to do with it. I think I'll look out for some grey (it is so hard to get good solids here in New Zealand, I have no idea why) and do something similar to yours. Thanks so much.

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  186. Oh those are so perfect for a boy! Thanks for the giveaway

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  187. What a great collection of fabric. Maybe this baby I'm expecting would appreciate it.

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  188. I love how this fabric is popping up everywhere!

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  189. Love your quilt! And it is fun to hear about your childhood...I've worked on dairy farms too and always wanted one!

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  190. Love what you did with the fabric, this would be great for my son! Love Laurie's fabric.

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