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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Dreamscape Block Blog Hop for Benartex

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Welcome to Day 1 of the Benartex Dreamscape Block Blog Hop.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Dreamscape fabric used for making the block along with the FQ bundle giveaway is supplied by Benartex for the purposes of the block hop and at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I love a Benartex block blog hop - we can all take ideas and inspiration from the blocks shared each day on Benartex's Sew in Love {with Fabric} and I like seeing how the individual blocks can look made up into a table runner or quilt and also it's fun to pull them all together as a sampler quilt too.

For this block blog hop, we're sharing block tutes using the Benartex Dreamscape fabric collection 
- 23 fabrics of saturated colour.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com 

Benartex sent me this bundle of six Fat Quarters to work with.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Left to right below: lead and cloud have teal coloured mottling while navy, grape, lime and daffodil have depth created with more saturation of the same colour.  The patterning is indeed dreamlike - the best way I can describe it is gothic and I love it. All fabrics in the collection are 100% cotton.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I took the photo below to show you more of the colour, mottling and design and to be clear, these aren't batiks - because I know you might be wondering given all the colour saturation, I thought the same myself when I opened the bundle and was pleasantly surprised to discover otherwise.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

TRAPPED SQUARE BLOCK TUTE
The tute for my Trapped Square Block is available here on my blog.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I created the block originally several years ago for my NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild Bee, it's been incredibly popular and for a while, I've wanted to see how the block would look made up as a quilt - this was my opportunity.

TRAPPED SQUARE QUILT
The quilt is made up of 12 Trapped Square blocks with border and binding.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I also tried out this quilt colourway using all 6 of the Dreamscape fabrics in my bundle.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

QUILT DESIGN - COLOUR AND FABRIC OPTIONS
I've created this post looking at Quilt Design - Colour and Fabric Options for the Trapped Square quilt and sharing tips for colour placement as well as sampling how the Trapped Square quilt can look using different fabric designs.

TRAPPED SQUARE QUILT PATTERN
COMING SOON
I'm currently writing up the pattern for the Trapped Square quilt and hope to be able to release it here on the blog very soon.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

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Benartex Block Blog Hop Giveaway
Now let's talk about that Dreamscape fabric again and get on with the giveaway I mentioned earlier.

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Your chance to win a Dreamscape FQ bundle!
open to US residents only 

For your chance to win a Dreamscape FQ bundle leave a comment telling me something you dream of doing.

For an additional chance to win follow my blog in some way: blog reader; Bloglovin'FacebookInstagram; or my Newsletter and leave a separate comment letting me know.

And for one final chance to win follow Benartex's blogFacebook, Pinterest or Instagram and leave another comment below.

NOTE: Please be sure I can access your email. If you're a WordPress, Google+, no-reply or anonymous commenter, or maybe you're just not sure, please add your email address to each comment.  If I can't find you I'll immediately draw another winner. 

This giveaway is open to US residents only and closes on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 10.00 am (EST).  A winner will be chosen from the comments using a random number generator, contacted via email and shared at the bottom of this post and announced on the Benartex Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog.  Giveaway bundles will be mailed directly from Benartex to the winner.

Best of luck!

AND THE WINNER IS!!!



The winner of the Dreamscape FQ bundle is comment #58 by Rochelle aka Bella Quilts.  Rochelle also shared that her dream is to see the fall leaves of New England.


Many congratulations Rochelle,  I've sent you an email asking for your snail mail address so be sure to check your junk folder if it isn't in your inbox. :D

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Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Visit All The Stops On The Blog Hop

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Benartex is hosting a Dreamscape Block Blog Hop tute each day on their blog with more chances to win that FQ bundle.

Benartex Dreamscape Block Blog Hop schedule - 15-23 November 2016:
Tuesday, 15 November: Chris from made by ChrissieD
Wednesday, 16 November: Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Thursday, 17 November: Stephanie from Stitched Together Studios
Friday, 18 November: Kristen from KD-Quilts
Monday, 21 November: Benartex Blog Design Team 
Tuesday, 22 November: Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts
Wednesday, 23 November: Wendy from Ivory Spring

TRAPPED SQUARE BLOCK

Trapped Square block and quilt design tutorial by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Clicking on an image will take you to a new page of crafty goodness :)


Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Dreamscape fabric used for making the block along with the FQ bundle giveaway is supplied by Benartex for the purposes of the block hop and at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

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280 comments:

  1. I dream of spending a month in New Zealand! And maybe meet some quilters.
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  2. I follow you on bloglovin.
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  3. I receive Berntax newsletter.
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  4. I dream of returning to Europe for a long vacation.

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  5. I follow the Benartex blog via bloglovin.

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  6. I dream about a trip out Australia

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  7. I always tell my husband that if we win the lottery, I will have all my quilts custom quilted, lol
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  8. I follow your blog
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  10. Following you on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. Following Benartex's blog on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  12. I dream of having my own longarm quilting machine.

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  13. I follow Made by Chrissy D using Bloglovin'. clara-chandler@att.net

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  14. I visited Facebook and liked the Benartex page. It's a favorite company of mine. clara-chandler@att.net.

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  15. Love the block you designed for the Blog Hop. I needed a pattern suitable for a guy's quilt. My grandson is graduating from college in 2017. Looking forward to the pattern!! Thank you for the chance in the giveaway. clara-chandler@att.net

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  16. I have always wanted to visit Hawaii--Maybe learn Hawaiian applique!
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  17. I signed up for your newsletter and also see you on Facebook!
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  18. I see Benartex on facebook and liked the page.
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  19. I am dreaming of retiring. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  20. Following your blog on bloglovin, thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  21. I am following Benartex blog on bloglovin, thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  22. Glad I found you...

    I dream of living long enough to turn all my fabric into quilts.

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  23. I dream of travel and today I would like to travel somewhere warm!

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  24. FOLLOW BENARTEX ON FB !
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  25. FOLLOW YOU ON FB+BLOG LOVIN' !
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  26. Batiking my own fabric with a tjap!

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  27. I am dreaming of owning a mid-arm quilting machine so I can get a lot more tops completed so I can make even more. njjnoah@comcast.net

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  28. DREAMING of seeing my dear newborn GreatGrandDaughter soon!
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  29. I follow Benartex by email. njjnoah@comcast.net

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  30. I dream of going to Innsbruck austria to see my son and to see those gorgeous european buildings.

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  31. I follow Chris on FB and by email.

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  32. I follow benartex on FB and receive their newsletter/blog by email.

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  33. its not quilt related, but my next adventure would be to go to Amsterdam in the spring when the tulips are in bloom...

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  34. I follow benartex via bloglovin as well

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  35. I follow Sew In Love by email and enjoy their great posts, blog hops, introducing artists and new fabric lines.

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  36. I dream to get some land and to have all my family on it. :)
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  37. I follow via e-mail. :)
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  38. Have been a loyal follower of Sew in Love forever. :)
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  39. I dream of winning a class at the Celebration again.

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  40. I follow benartex on facebook

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  41. My dream is for my husband and I to be able to go to Ireland and see all of the historical sights.

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  42. Oops! I think I added one to many comments. Sorry if I did.

    I do follow your blog by bloglovin , email and pinterest!

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  43. Something I dream of doing would be designing a fabric line! Travelling to India.

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  44. I follow benartex by getting See in Love With Fabric blog posts by email and on bloglovin. I also follow them on Instagram and on Pinterest. Hey I will look you up on Instagram and follow you there if I'm not already lol

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  45. I dream of creating beautiful things for a living and providing people with a visual sign of love. :)

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  46. I follow benartex on Bloglovin, too! =)

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  47. My dream is to travel to all 50 states and visit as many quilt stores as I can :)

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  48. I dream of traveling to Australia 🇦🇺

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  49. Hi Chrissie: I dream of seeing the fall leaves of New England. Love the colors you used in your block. Thanks for a great tutorial.

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  50. I dream of ziplining. Someday.

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  51. Some day I hope to take an African Safari!

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  52. I follow Sew In Love with Fabric via Bloglovin.

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  53. I dream of owning a longarm sewing machine!
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  54. I love the colors you chose. My second love is cooking so I dream about running my own cafe.

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  55. I follow you through e-mail.

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  56. I follow Sew in Love with fabric through e-mail.

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  57. Follow you on Bloglovin: Nicole Sender & Instagram: minibea123!
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  58. get sew in love with fabric to by email

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  59. I follow you on Bloglovin and IG. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  60. I follow Benartex blog and IG. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  61. I dream of quilt designs quite regularly. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  62. I dream of raising our Wisconsin cabin and putting a basement under it. I need more space for fabric (of course)!

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  63. I dream of an Australian vacation!

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  64. I follow you on email. In your tutorials, I particularly enjoyed "How to Repair Broken Quilting Stitches". I wish I had this advise several years ago! Thanks.

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  65. I dream of having more hours in each day. Cute block. Thanks!

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  66. I receive your newsletter.

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  67. I dream of taking a trip to France and Italy to visit the countryside. I love your block and the fabrics look wonderful.

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  68. Driving on down Route 66, from IL to CA.
    Of course Hitting all the quilt shops while enroute.
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  69. I follow you Chrissie vai Bloglovin. Thank you.

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  70. I follow the Benartex blog/email. THanks.

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  71. I dream of living long enough to use up all my fabric.

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  72. I follow you by email and get your newsletter by email as well.

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  73. I follow the Benartex blog by email. I love this new line. The colors are so rich.

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  74. My dream is to travel to Italy to see the Cinque Terre.

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  75. I signed up to follow on Facebook.

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  76. I already follow Benartex on FB. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

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  77. I dream of taking the grandchildren to Ireland

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  78. I dream of being able to use up all my fabric and make all the patterns I have before I leave this world!

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  79. I am dreaming of travel when my husband retires.

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  80. I follow your blog with bloglovin.

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  81. I follow Benartex blog with email.

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  82. I dream of owning a juki one day!

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  83. I follow your blog on bloglovin.

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  84. Seriously, I dream of retiring! :) But then I'd probably be bored...

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  85. I follow Benartex on Instagram.

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  86. I dream of finishing my 5 year old quilt.

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  87. I follow Benartex on Facebook (emily callender).

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  88. My greatest dream is to have both of my children be happily married....and give me grandchildren!

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  89. I follow Benartex/Sew In Love With Fabric blog on Bloglovin'.

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  90. I dream of visiting all 50 states, only 21 left to go. :)
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  91. I dream of traveling more. Specifically to the UK, Australia, and Antarctica.

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  92. I love your blog and follow on bloglovin!

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  93. I follow benartex on instragram

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  94. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net15 November 2016 at 20:39

    I have been in 47 of our states and dream of going to the last three -- Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

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  95. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net15 November 2016 at 20:41

    I am one of your followers.

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  96. Love the block and the quilt is gorgeous. I dream of going to Paris. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  97. I dream of visiting Finland! I love your block!

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  98. I follow your blog w/ bloglovn!

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  99. I follow Bentarex's blog also!!

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  100. I love your block, and the gothic print in these blocks. Good characterization! I dream of retiring some day, and being able to spend endless hours sewing. Thanks for all the inspiration and the beautiful giveaway! pk_sews at yahoo dot com.

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  101. I follow you via Bloglovin Chris. Thanks again!

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  102. I follow Benartex via Facebook. Thanks! pk_sews at yahoo dot com

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  103. I follow Benartex via Bloglovin and on Pinterest.

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  104. I follow your inspirational blog via Bloglovin.

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  105. I dream of visiting Bali and staying in one of those places with the glass floor that sits at the sea line taking in all of the natural beauty. Of course these fabrics are beautiful also, so much saturated color. Perfect.

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  106. I am dreaming of retiring and traveling more!

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  107. I follow you via bloglovin and Instagram.

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  108. I dream of having my own sewing room. I can't wait to organize and decorate it....and SEW in it!!

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  109. I'm so boring....I'm a homebody. LOL But my hubby dreams of seeing the redwoods, so I would love to travel with him there. Lovely block -- gorgeous fabrics!

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  110. I love seeing your posts pop into my inbox!

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  111. I'm dreaming of someday making it to the Road to California quilt show. Some day, a friend and I are going to make it there!

    Sandy

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  112. I follow your blog through BlogLovin!
    Sandy A

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  113. I follow Benartex's blog through BlogLovin' and like their page on Facebook!
    Sandy A

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  114. HI. I dream of going to the Sisters Quilt Show in Oregon.

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  115. I dream of living in California so I can be close to my children.

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  116. Great fabric and block. I dream of opening my own shop.

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  117. I dream of having my Daughter closer..she lives in North Carolina..and I am in Ohio. Miss her daily! :(

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)

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  118. I follow you thru Email & Bloglovin :)

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  119. Already a follower of Benartex (& Sew In Love With Fabric) thru Email & Bloglovin :)

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  120. I dream about a trip to Alaska. I'll get there one day.

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  121. loving your block and good to have found your blog now following you on bloglovin

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  122. I dream of someday finishing my numerous UFOs!

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  123. I follow you on Facebook & Instagram.

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  124. I dream of spending a week with my favorite cousin, getting caught up and reminiscing, just the two of us.

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  125. I follow your blog (at my email addy wordygirl at earthlink dot net)

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  126. I follow the Benartex blog, also, at my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email.

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  127. I dream of having the energy to do all the things I'd like to with my granddaughters.

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  128. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric via e-mail. 

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  129. I would love to see the Grand Canyon. Love your block and this fabric is fabulous. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  130. I follow you on Bloglovin' and IG. Loved your photos from Spain. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  131. I follow Benartex on IG and I get their newsletters. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  132. I still dream to be long arm quilter.

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  133. I have so many dreams! I dream of moving to the Yucatan and living among the people there.

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  134. I am following your blog with Bloglovin'

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  135. I follow Benartex's blog - Sew in Love With Fabric. (That is how I found you today!)

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  136. I dream of driving the Pacific Coast Highway, stopping wherever my fancy dictates.

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  137. I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  138. My current dream is of getting my studio straightened up and organized! It/s been a catch-all for several years.

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  139. I dream of completing a Baltimore Applique quilt.

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  140. I have always wanted to take a cruise-one day! Love this block-so different! Thank you, Susan

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  141. I dream of getting my studio finished so I can start sewing again!

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  142. I am now following you via email

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  143. I already follow Benartex via blog and FB

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  144. I dream of owning a longarm quilting machine!! I have had this urge for almost 40 years, and so far, hubby is against it. Hoping I can change his mind before I'm too old to use it!!

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  145. I dream of the day I can retire and finally use my stash! But there's always room for more!

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  146. I follow Benartex on Bloglovin.

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  147. i love this trapped square block and all the color options.

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  148. I love this pattern - in the three colors, but also in the other colorway with all six colors. I dream of more time for sewing.

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  149. I signed up to follow on Bloglovin.

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  150. I dream of spending more time with my husband when he retires. I love your block and these are beautiful fabrics!

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  151. I also follow Benartex via email.

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  152. I follow on bloglovin', email, and facebook.

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  153. I follow Benartex on facebook.

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  154. I dream of going to Tahiti someday.

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  155. I dream of winning fabric for life.
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  156. I follow you on bloglovin too
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  157. I dream of being a grandma one day. Not just now, but in the future.

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  158. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  159. I follow the Benartex blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  160. I dream of travelling the country.

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  161. I follow your blog on Bloglovin'.

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  162. I get Sew in Love with Fabric blog by Bernartex via email newsletter.

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  163. I follow you via bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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  164. Well it's not so much a dream of doing as it is a dream of having . . . a bigger sewing room! And I too thought these fabrics were batiks at first glance. They are beautiful!
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  165. I follow Benartex via email notification.
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  166. I follow you on blog lovin x
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  167. My dream is about to come true on Friday when we have our first baby :-)
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  168. I dream of living overseas for a few months- not even picky where- just need to experience another culture!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

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  169. I dream of living in the country or else near the beach.

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  170. Beautiful block and what a neat pattern! I dream of getting a embroidery machine!

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  171. I follow your newsletter and with bloglovin!

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  172. I dream of mastering EQ~~~ just kidding....Paris!!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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