Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pedal's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

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One of my goals for 2017 is to revive my blog with a weekly post and the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day is a great way for me to get a jumpstart on this goal.

I have so much to share but I want to keep it short so I'm just going to touch on my recent obsession with the Storm at Sea block. I've only made two so far but I have plans for several more experiments with color placement.


My first two examples are an explosion of color but vary in placement of the background fabric. The right example may look haphazard but it actually reads warm on one diagonal and cool on the other. I was shocked when I stepped back to look at the finished block to see that the shape reads quite well.



My second example places black and taupe neutrals in the spaces that had color in the first example. This piece was made for the AugMQG's Secret Santa Swap and was delivered to it's owner at our Christmas party this week. It's made with Kona and Peppered Cottons. I think it's beautiful but it definitely doesn't read as strong as the first version.


I was able to use this great Carrie Bloomston print for the back that I recently received from a Giveaway I won from SewPsyched. Isn't it just a perfect compliment!





Here is how to enter to win these three adorable Cotton & Steel Charm Packs:


    1. Leave a comment on this post.  Tell me if you have ever made a Storm at Sea quilt or even just a block.

    2. Get a second entry by following PedalSewLightly on Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook email or my Pinterest account. Leave a comment telling me how you follow.

    3 Get a third entry by reposting my Instagram Giveaway notification on your Instagram feed with the links #pedalsewlightlygiveaway and @pedalsewlightly and leaving a comment here telling me that you reposted. 

    The winners will be determined by a random drawing.

    This Giveaway is open to US & Canadian entries only.

    The drawing is open through Sunday, December 11 at 8pm EST (5pmPST)

    The winner will be announced by Wednesday, December 14, and prizes will be shipped by Friday December 16.  

    The winner will be notified by email and listed on the blog.  

    It is the winner’s responsibility to respond with their mailing address by 11:59pm on Thursday, December 15 or another winner will be drawn. 


    Good Luck and thanks for visiting! 

233 comments:

  1. I am a fairly new quilter so no Storm at Sea block for me yet...I am just trying to master simple stars at the moment!

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a seasoned seamstress but have done very little quilting. This Storm at Sea block is new to me.

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  3. I have never made a Storm at Sea block but it is so pretty. Great job! Thanks

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  4. I have always admired storm at sea but find it too complicated for my skill set

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  5. I already follow you on bloglovin

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  6. I have never made a Storm at Sea block. It looks a little above my skills, but I would love to give it a try.
    Thanks!

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  7. I'm following you on Pinterest.
    @sogalthoughts Southern Gal

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  8. I have done lots of blocks bit not Storm at Sea.

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  9. I've never made this block, but it is very pretty!

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  10. Love the block but never made one would love the pattern! Yours are Devine!

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  11. I follow on Instagram and I think bloglovin check out my giveaway too!

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  12. I have never made the Storm at Sea block, but I plan to. I follow you on facebook and pinterest

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  13. No, I've never made a storm at sea block but your versions have got me interested. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Yes, I helped finish a Storm at Sea quilt that was started years ago, I finished it for the family.
    thanks for a chance to win and happy holidays.

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  15. I haven't made a Storm At Sea block -yet.... I love your rainbow explosion of color versions! Lovely mini quilts! I already follow you via IG (sewfinally_peters Laurie Peters) and will follow you via Bloglovin and Pinterest .

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  16. No, but it is on my to do list. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  17. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  18. My quilting has been limited to just blocks and log cabin style. I think I am going to branch out and attempt an I spy quilt in 2017.

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  19. I am now following you on Bloglovin. I think that is going to be a dangerous site for me! So much great stuff to read.

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  20. I have never made a Storm at Sea block, but it's on my wish list. I like both of your versions.

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  21. I follow on Bloglovin and on Instagram.

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  22. I love the look of storm at sea quilts, but haven't made one yet--it's on my list!!

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  23. I have never made one of these blocks but I do really like it.

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  24. I have never tried Storm at Sea anything! But have always wanted to. Your quilts are gorgeous...and love the giveaway!

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  25. I've never made a Storm At Sea block. I have printed paper foundations so will probably try one sometime soon. Thanks for the chance to win. momoftana at yahoo dotcom

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  26. I haven't made a Storm at Sea block yet. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  27. I have never tried to make a block of Storm at Sea!! I like the effect that it makes it look like a round thing but it is not!! would love to make one soon, to explore it more!! Thank you for this giveaway!!!

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  28. I have not made one, but it is on my (super long) to make someday list! I like yours with the rainbow colors, very beautiful!

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  29. I have not made a storm at sea yet. It is on my list. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. I have not made a storm at sea quilt or block :( clearly I am missing out.

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  31. I have never made a storm at sea block but man is it beautiful! I definitely going to give one a try!
    ramonamurray1959atgmaildotcom

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  32. I follow you on bloglovin.
    ramonamurray1959atgmaildotcom

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  33. Never made the block - yet. Still experimenting slowly with mini quilts

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  34. Thanks for your generous giveaway! I have yet to play with the Storm at Sea block, but I love the potential it has for all sorts of different print and colour placements. Thanks so much!

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  35. no I have not made that block. it is so wonderful. I really love the one with white. it makes the colors pop. ohh the back fabric is a wonderful compliment to the front of the grey quilt.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  36. now following on bloglovin
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  37. I have always admired this block and have it on my Quilt Bucket List...one day I will make something using it!!!

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  38. I follow you via Bloglovin, thanks!!

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  39. I haven't made this one yet, but it is definitely on my to-do list. I already have the pattern for it. Thank you for your giveaway.

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  40. I have not tackled this block yet.... soon though. I follow you on bloglovin and Pinterest.

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  41. I hve never made a Storm at Sea block, but I do love yours with all the grays init.

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  42. I haven't, but seeing yours makes me want to! I love that the blocks make it look a little like curved piecing. And I love your two variations! I need to play more with layout.

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  43. Never have made that block. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I have never made a storm at sea block great giveaway

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  45. I've never made a storm at sea block!

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  46. Hello, I have not made that block. In fact, I am seeing it for the first time here. Very interesting! I follow you by having your blog in my reading list in the right sidebar of my blog. I first found your blog when searching for information about a Singer 301 sewing machine.

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  47. Storm at Sea is on my list to do. Thanks so much for sharing

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  48. I have not yet made anything with Storm at Sea. Your quilts are great. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  49. I haven't done a Storm at Sea block yet, but I have 3 friends who have done quilts in this pattern during the past year.

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  50. I haven't ever made this block, but it's gorgeous!

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  51. No I have never made a storm at sea block or quilt. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy Holidays!
    cjscraftcorner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I'm new to quilting...so simple blocks for me

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  53. I haven't made a storm at sea quilt yet, but am considering it for a baby quilt I need to make by February!

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  54. Your link is in the international category!

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  55. I never have made a storm at sea block or quilt.

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  56. I've never tried Storm at Sea, but seems interesting enough to try. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  57. I am following you on Facebook!! Yay!!

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  58. I have never made a storm at sea-- I really like them but, paper piecing is not my forte

    SHarongalli@gmail.com

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  59. as of 1 minute ago I am following via bloglovin
    sharongalli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I'm a newbie quilter, so I haven't made a storm at sea quilt yet, but it's for sure on my to-do list!

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  61. I've made simple blocks but not the storm at sea -- now that I've seen it, I LOVE it! :)

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  62. I haven't made the storm at sea block yet. I do like yours.

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  63. I am a new follower with bloglovin and FB.

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  64. I have never made a Storm at Sea block but I've always wanted to. It's on the list for sure. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sarah123quilt [at] gmail {DOT} com

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  65. I follow you on IG!
    sarah123quilt [at] gmail {DOT} com

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  66. I haven't made a Storm at Sea block, but it is on the to do list! :)

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  67. I have not but this one looks great.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  68. I follow on bloglovin.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  69. I've never even seen that block before, but I love it- in both your iterations. Might have to give that one a try!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

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  70. I've never made this block, but I love making granny squares
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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  71. I have never seen this block before.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  72. I follow on bloglovin'
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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  73. I've never made a Storm at Sea block, but I sure do love this block. I love how it gives a curved look with not a single curve to piece. Your wall hanging is beautiful.

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  74. I've never made a Storm at Sea quilt but it's on my to do list. I've been wanting to make one for awhile but have too many other projects I need to finish first before I start any new ones.

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  75. I certainly want to now!!!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  76. following on bloglovin.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  77. I've never made a Storm at Sea block or quilt but I love the possibilities for color play! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. Never tried the block before. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. I'm a beginner so no, I haven't made one but they are beautiful and I hope to get skilled enough to make one someday.

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  80. I've never made one...neither block nor quilt. Looks like fun. Thanks!

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  81. I have not made the block or quilt but it sounds awesome!

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  82. I've never made a Storm at Sea block or quilt, but I would love it if someone would make one for me!

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  83. I've never tried a Storm at Sea block.

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  84. I have never tried a Storm at Sea block but it looks like fun!

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  85. I am a new follower on Instagram!

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  86. I made a Storm at Sea using John Flynn's precut pieces. It was a great handsewing project when I was without a sewing machine.

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  87. I've never tried Storm at Sea but it is beautiful. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  88. It's on my "to do" list someday. Yours look great. Thanks for the chance!

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  89. Storm at Sea is on my quilty wish list, I even have a board with a bunch of examples on Pinterest! jacklynnsteven@netzero.com

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  90. I follow you on Instagram. jacklynnsteven@netzero.com

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  91. Many years ago I made a lap size storm at sea quilt and more recently I have made a mini storm at sea. I like that pattern. Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

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  92. No I haven't made that block yet but would love to one day. You wallhanging is beautiful!

    Thanks for a chance to win. Happy Holidays!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I have made several different storm at sea quilts. The most challenging was one on point with a pattern that I created for Mikuni
    sushikrazy@hotmail.com

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  94. I have not made a Storm at Sea block. I did have a pattern drafted up years ago but never got around to it. Yours look amazing.

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  95. I'm a follower via FB, Pinterest and IG (@usairdoll)

    Happy Holidays!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. I have not made a Storm at Sea block - triangles still scare me!

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  97. I haven't done that pattern but I want to add it to my wishlist! Love it!

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  98. I have not made a storm at sea! Yours are beautiful! Awesomegiveaway!

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  99. I haven't made one, but I like the look!

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  100. I have not made a storm at sea block but I'm intrigued.

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  101. I have admired this block from afar, but not tried it yet. Maybe someday! Love those charm packs- such a generous gift!

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  102. I have not made a storm at sea but I am very inspired by your work. It is beautiful. Thank you for a great giveway!

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  103. I have never made a storm at sea quilt or block. I have had a kit to try for years. Hope to make it soon.

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  104. I so want to make a Storm At Sea quilt. I love the visual play in this quilt. It is definitely on my to do list.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  105. Following you on Pinterest.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  106. I have never made a storm at sea block or quilt. sarah@forrussia.org

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  107. i've made 1 storm at sea block (i think) one upon a time. love the look of a full quilt of blocks!

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  108. I have not ever tried to make a Storm at Sea block.

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  109. I have never made a storm at sea block but I love it!

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  110. I have made a Storm at Sea quilt and I'm getting ready to make another one after Christmas. Challenging but rewarding. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  111. I have not made the Storm at Sea block but I have made all the sections for other blocks. I love your variations!

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  112. I've never made one but I love the block!

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  113. I've not made a storm at sea block, but yours in the first i think I have seen in different colors and it really looks nice! Looking forward to seeing it when you make into a quilt! thanks for the chance to win these nice fabrics!

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  114. I follow you on FB. Thanks for the additional chance!

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  115. I haven't done a storm at sea...would like to . Thank you .
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  116. I follow you on bloglovin . Thank you .
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  117. I haven't done one yet, but I've been looking at them as a future project.
    5boysbmx(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  118. On my bucket list!
    garvey56@gmail,com

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  119. I have not done a Storm at Sea quilt!

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  120. The Storm at Sea block is new to me. Now that I have seen it, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win some great fabric!
    Ohioholman@aol.com

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  121. I have not made a Storm at Sea block or quilt, but it's beautiful. Thank you.

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  122. I've never made a Storm at Sea quilt or even just a block.

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  123. I have not made one yet but I would really like to! It's beautiful!

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  124. No I have never made one-but I sure love the look! Happy Holidays.

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  125. I have wanted to make a storm at sea quilt for literally years. I remember being absolutely mesmerised by the first one I ever say. Both of these are enchanting.

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  126. I have not tried it but looking at your samples makes me want to.

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  127. I have not made a Sorm at Sea Block or quilt. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. I follow you via Instagram (cher277). dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. I haven't made a Storm at Sea block.

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  130. No, I haven't made that block. I like the change in colors and values in your version of Storm at Sea. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  131. I follow you on BlogLovin. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  132. I love storm at sea quilts and making one is on my bucket list!

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  133. I have never made a Storm at Sea quilt or block, but I've been admiring them for a while and plan on making one in the future. Thanks for the beautiful fabric giveaway! :)

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  134. Yours is beautiful. But, no, I've never tackled one.

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  135. Great looking block but I've not made one myself.

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  136. I've never done that block ksmith8@emich.edu

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  137. I have never made a storm at see block or quilt!

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  138. I made a storm at sea block as part of a sampler quilt. My sister wants a quilt in this pattern, so that may be on my list to make next year.

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  139. I haven't tried the Storm at Sea block yet.

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  140. I follow you here on Bloglovin, IG, Facebook, Pinterest and around your house 😉

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  141. I am heading over to IG to repost now

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  142. I just love fabric by Cotton and Steel. I have printed off the quilt pattern to make the Storm at Sea Quilt. The first time I saw it I fell in love with it. Just have not made this one yet. Your is looking really beautiful. It really is a beautiful quilt. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway and giving me this opportunity to try and win that fabric. Wishing you Happy Holidays.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  143. That's a great block--I was looking at red and white quilts recently. Came across a whole quilt in that pattern with just 2 fabrics.
    Striking! And since I just washed 3 yards of Kona Rich Red, maybe that's what I'll have t make. (I generally don't prewash)
    I admire your quality of being an efficient cutter, I aspire to do better.
    That Carrie Bloomston backing was perfect!

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  144. I'm following on IG. Will enjoy seeing any future Storm at Sea projects that you make!

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  145. I'm still trying to finish my patchwork quilt, so no blocks for me yet - but they are beautiful!

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  146. I have never made a Storm at Sea block - it is very pretty, though!

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  147. I am following you on Instagram (Sbsemom). Thanks!

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  148. No, I have never made a Storm at Sea Quilt or even a Block. Yet, I have always wanted to and seeing your individual Blocks was very encouraging, an idea that had never crossed my mind. But it is so doable and I love the way you played with your fabric choices which makes it even more inviting to try! Thank you for being encouraging and also for having this great opportunity to win these fabulous fabrics! Have a fantastic creative day!

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  149. I chose to follow you on Pinterest (one of the internets great ideas). But, I am also going to follow you on Bloglovin'! I also wanted to add that you are not alone in trying to be more efficient at blogging. I really enjoy blogging and especially reading other blog posts! Quite a few years ago, I did a fabulous job at blogging, but we moved and things just went downhill. We are back in Southern Oregon and I just can not get the groove going. Yet, I have made a new vow to myself that it is time to get on board and have fun with my blog once again, so I have decided to do a Christmas Year Around theme this year and see what happens. As you can also tell, I love to talk...with people....getting to know fellow quilters is part of the fun of blogging and reading blogs. Just tell me to be quite and go away if you do not appreciate my long windedness. LOL. Really, I will not be offended. Enough said though...have a fantastic creative day!

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  150. I plan to give storm at sea a whirl.

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  151. I haven't made a Storm at Sea but it is on my bucket list. The block has so much movement in it which means there are so many creative interpretations out there.

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  152. I have not!
    mandiprout80 @gmail .com

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  153. I haven't made a Storm at Sea quilt or block.

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  154. No..have never made a Storm at Sea quilt or a block...am not that exoerienced to try such a pattern yet :/
    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too :D

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  155. Storm at Sea would be great pattern to make in blues, but haven't yet. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  156. I have not. Still pretty new to quilting.
    seramiabelle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  157. What a beauty! Sadly, I have not heard of the Storm at Sea pattern before this, so I have not made a block. I am really interested now! Great use of color.

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  158. I am a new follower on Bloglovin' and IG (_duchick_).

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  159. I have not made Storm at Sea, but it's on my list for someday. I love how a top made with that block looks like it is full of curves, when it's not! Beautiful illusion. Thanks!

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  160. I have never made a quilt, but made few blocks and I love them! Thanks for the chance!

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  161. I follow on bloglovin. Thanks for the chance!

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  162. I've never made a Storm at Sea block but it looks like a really fun one. Might have to add it to my list!

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  163. I have never made a storm at sea block or quilt

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  164. I have not made either one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  165. I haven't made a Storm at Sea quilt or block - I'll have to add it to my to-do list!

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  166. I have not, but it is very nice! :)

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  167. I haven't made a quilt or block of "Storm at Sea." Yours are cool, though! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  168. I follow on IG, Facebook and Pinterest!

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  169. I've never made a storm at sea block, but it's on the list!

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