Quilt Fiesta! surprising designs from Mexican tiles :: Review

Posted on February 28th, by Amy in give away, review. 123 comments

I’m participating in yet another fantastic blog tour!  ¡Quilt Fiesta! by Cheryl Lynch

Cheryl has taken the inspiration that she found while on vacation in Mexico, and made beautiful quilts!  The results are appealing and fun!  Cheryl shares photographs from her travels, and a bit of history about Puebla where the most desirable tiles are made.  Cheryl then continues to share her tried and true methods for appliqué and paper piecing, and reminds us all that perfection is over-rated!

That sounds familiar!  : )

I’m so glad that we are of the same mindset Cheryl!

There are 10 fabulous quilt projects based on the tiles shown on the cover.  My favorite part in the projects is that the appliqué is broken down into manageable pieces, often finished on the individual block before assembling the quilt top.

And the secondary design made with each block is really fun!

With each of the projects Cheryl also offers alternate color or layout options – inspiring you to be creative with the designs.

Are you inspired yet?

I have a signed copy to giveaway to one of my readers!

Make sure that you are a follower and leave me a comment.

One entry per person, and I will select a winner on Friday, March 4th.

Stop over and say hi at Cheryl’s blog too!  I know she’ll appreciate your comments.

Good luck,



ETA:  Winner is # 62, Patty who doesn’t have a blog to link to.  Thanks for participating!

123 thoughts on “Quilt Fiesta! surprising designs from Mexican tiles :: Review

  1. 1
    Suzanne says:

    I lived in Mexico City for a year and can echo Cheryl’s enthusiasm for the tiles. They are beautiful. Paper piecing would be a great way to recreate the patterns. I’d love to see more of the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    A.J. Dub says:

    How beautiful! I would so love to win this book. (I am already a follower.) :)

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    Jocelyn says:

    What a delightful book! The colors are vibrant and the patterns look amazing. Thanks for offering a copy for a giveaway :-)

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    sebbie says:

    I follow you on google reader. We visited Mexico when our friends were working there its fantastic and I’d love to make a Mexican inspired quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Melinda says:

    These look very cool! I have often admired the tiles they import for the Mexican restaurants, never would have thought to design a quilt after one!

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    Bea says:

    Sounds really interesting. Perhaps I can close the place in my bookshelf with this book. :-)
    I would love to win!
    Happy quilting

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    Cathy Buel says:

    The more I see this book the more I want it. I am currently working on a quilt that the sashing was inspired by wall tiles. Thank you for the chance to win this book. Hugs

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    Gill says:

    This looks a really great book – I’d love to win a copy!!
    I’m already a follower!

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    Anne says:

    Gorgeous! I always study the tiles on the tables at Chili’s restaurants because I love the rich colors and symmetric designs. How clever to translate those graphic elements into patterns for fabric and thread!

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    Katie says:

    Such a great idea! I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for a chance.

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    Jill says:

    Looks like a great book. What a great idea for inspiration!

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    Mary C in WA says:

    I tried to post a comment to win on another BLOG but it never posted. Maybe this time I’ll get lucky and win this book. I need it to make a Quilt for our Quilt Show Theme is “FIESTA” this year.

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    Mary C in WA says:

    I tried to post but it came up as a mixed message with lots of 20% in it. Hope I win so I can make a quilt for our Quilt Show in September. Viva “Fiesta”

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    VickiT says:

    I just love the look of the quilts seen so far in this tour. It really looks like a book to have. Thank you for being part of the tour Amy.

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    Deborah says:

    Oooohhhhh…I love the ideas in the book and would be so grateful to win it. Thanks for the giveaway. And yes, I’m a follower. I thought I already was, but signed up again. For some reason, I keep seeing blogs that I know i’m signed up to follow, for some reason I’ve dropped off. I do, however, get your post updates via e-mail, so at least that hasn’t changed. Again – appreciate the giveway. I like the fact that these blocks come from Mexcican tiles. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Cassie says:

    Thanks for taking the time to host this giveaway. This book is awesome and I look forward to potentially winning a copy, or later purchasing one for myself. Thanks!

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    Katy says:

    Would love to win this but if not, I will definitely be looking for it to purchase! Designs look beautiful!!

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    Patty Ojeda says:

    I really like this book! Love the 2 quilts featured! Sure would like to have this book too!

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    kathy harris says:

    I love the blocks in these quilts. Each time I look at them, I see something different. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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    Grace says:

    I just recently started following your Blog. I really like the look of these tile quilts. The designs and the colors are just beautiful. Amazing where quilters get their inspiration from! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these books.

  21. 21

    Love the lime quilt and would love to have the book.
    A new quilter who is interested in absorbing as much as I can.

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    Connie says:

    I’m a follower and this sounds like a very interesting book! Thanks for sharing and now to check out Cheryl’s blog.

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    Becky M says:

    Oh wow! I’ve always loved mexican tiles and I knew there was a quilt or two hidden in them. I definitely have to get my hands on this book! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  24. 24

    Cool. I have often thought of doing a quilt based on a tile pattern. Would love to peruse her book. Thanks

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    Dolores says:

    Having never been to Mexico, I would love to learn more through a quilter’s eyes. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book that includes applique and piecing.

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    Jamie says:

    This looks like a really fun book. We lived in Tucson for a couple years and the tilework you saw in southern Arizona was amazing, too.

  27. 27

    I love it! I love Mexican tiles and I love quilting and I don’t think I can live without this book.

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    Michelle says:

    The book looks amazing!

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    TiffBlakey says:

    Looks like a fun book!

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    Jeanne W. says:

    I absolutely LOVE the idea of quilts using Mexican tiles for inspiration! I’ve always loved those tiles and the quilt idea is so awesome! I’d love to have this book…and if I don’t win it…I’ll buy it! :)

  31. 31

    I’m really enjoying visiting the different blogs. And the chance to win a book makes it even sweeter!

  32. 32

    I’m really enjoying visiting the different blogs. And the chance to win a book makes it even sweeter!

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    Sonia B. says:

    Looks interesting. Thanks for the chance!

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    karen p. says:

    This looks like a wonderful read! Thanks for the chance!

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    Miss Nancy says:

    This book sounds fascinating. Would love to be a winner. I am a follower of your blog and subscribe to your blog as well. A wonderful blog you have.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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    robin says:

    I’d love to win this book! :)

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    MarciaW says:

    The quilt examples in the photos are fabulous. Perhaps true random number generator will pick me to win Cheryl’s wonderful book. I’m always looking at tiles attempting to discover the geometry so know will enjoy her stories immensely. I follow your blog.

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    Carol says:

    This book looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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    bonnie says:

    Please enter my name in the drawing, I am a follower of your blog.. Love getting to see the up and coming book…

  40. 40

    This book sounds so inspiring and interesting! Thanks for sharing with us :)
    p.s. you’ve been in my Google Reader for awhile, but I also just did the “follow” button here!

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    Tove Leggett says:

    Neat patterns, looks like that would do well with those super busy fabrics that you love but can’t figure out how to use it.

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    Linda Hall says:

    The book looks fascinating, thanks for the chance to win! (I’m already a follower)

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    Audrey says:

    This book looks so interesting. I am liking what the reviewers are saying. 1) perfection is over-rated & 2)alternate layouts or colour options. REALLY like those points. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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    Audrey says:


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    Kelly Rachel says:

    Wow, this looks amazing. This DOES look inspiring. I love the effect the pattern repeat has. Thank you so much for this opportunity. :D

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    Debbie Barnes says:

    Would love to win this awesome book!!!
    Debbie Barnes

  47. 47

    Wow! Cheryl’s quilts look like real mexican tiles – inspired & beautiful. Judith xo

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    Lynnette says:

    Beautiful book. I would love to win a copy of it!!
    nettecan at hotmail dot com

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    Gale says:

    I love tile patterns and I’m loving the looks of this book. I must have it! Amy, loving your blog for a long, long time now. Thanks for being part of the blog hop for this book.

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    Jeane says:

    The more I see this book the more I want one. I love the secondary patterns that come through on many of these designs. Great book.

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    Becky says:

    What a creative idea for quilts. I love Mexican tile work, so I think that using them as an inspiration for a quilt would be awesome.

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    Cecilia says:

    This books looks great. Thanks for a chance to win.

  54. 54
    Ruth says:

    This book has me totally wanting to try my hand at appliqué. Hoping I manage to win a copy on this blog book tour.
    Thanks for hosting.

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    Ruth says:


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    Billie K says:

    Great looking book. I’m a follower.

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    Beth T. says:

    I’ve been thinking about making a “tile” quilt. How nice that someone blazed the trail for me. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Venus de Hilo says:

    Looks like a fabulous book, thanks for the chance to add to the shelf!

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    baukje says:

    The pictures look great, so beautiful detailed. I would love to win the book!!

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    baukje says:


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    Zrinka says:

    Beautiful! I saw some tile design here around southern california and thought how nice they would look in a quilt.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. 63
    Betty says:

    What an interesting idea for a book. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. 64
    Constance says:

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, I just became a follower!

  65. 65

    I saw this book on another blog recently, too. It looks really interesting. Not the style I usually make, but very tempting!

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    JAY MARTIN says:

    Looks like that’d be a great book to add to our library!

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    Patty says:

    I love the version in lime green. It looks like a great pattern book. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

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    Rhonda says:

    i love these. They remind me of the tiles i saw on Catalina. I took photos but couldn’t figur out how to translate the designs to knitting which was all I was doing at the time. But quilting opens up so many new ideas, I’m going to dig up those old photos with new eyes!

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    Carla says:

    Beautiful Quilts! Would love to receive a copy of this book! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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    Elke says:

    It is a great blog tour. I like the book very much and I hope I win this to design my own patterns from picture, that I had make.
    It is a beautiful idea for a book.

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    Elke says:

    It is a great blog tour. I like the book very much and I hope I win this to design my own patterns from picture, that I had make.
    It is a beautiful idea for a book.

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    christine kamon says:

    I have a copy of cheryl’s book and love it! Am hoping to win one for a friend.

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    Kristy says:

    Love the look of this book and have had a lot of fun on the tour!

  74. 74

    Love the concept of this book. Looking forward to seeing the quilts in this one.

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    Allie says:

    Gorgeous – so glad someone has made quilts from these, love the graphic quality of them!

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    Robert Kent says:

    I can remember seeing tiles and floors wondering how to do that as a quilt or even incorporate it into my tatting. That certain curve or color choice is great. Life is interesting. Hope I get the opportunity to win. Thanks. Robert, in northern Iowa.

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    Barb Colvin says:

    I love that Cheryl has chosen to show alternate colorways. Those blocks on the edge of the front cover are very enticing!

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    Joanna Perry says:

    Her quilts do look perfect! And the designs in the book look lovely.

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    Pam says:

    YES! I am an avid reader of your blog…am a follower…grin! Those quilts are gorgeous and I would love that book!


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    Ladybug says:

    I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book.

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    Carla says:

    I really like the idea of tiles as applique designs. I would love to win a copy, Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Elvia Shirkey says:

    I am inspired and am ready for some Mexican quilting.

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    Elvia Shirkey says:

    I have been inspired and am ready for some Mexican quilting.

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    Barbara C says:

    I’d love to try a quilt based on a Mexican tile design.

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    Pinkying says:

    ooo yes please! I have a book like this about quilts from Italian tile designs – but this looks AMAZING!

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    Deb says:

    Yes, I follow your blog via google reader.

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    Anita says:

    Sure hope I win this book. I enjoy looking at all the blogs.

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    anna says:

    Hi Amy,
    That is one beautiful book with those gorgeous tiles- Thanks for the opportunity to win such an wonderful looking book.
    Regards from Western Canada,

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    Jill B says:

    Gorgeous – what a great concept! I’d love to win a copy.

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    Peggie says:

    I hope I win this book. There are so many great designs.

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    Samelias Mum says:

    It looks like a wonderful bright book with lot’s of new inspiration. I’d definitely love to win a copy.

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    Jill says:

    Love this book. My husband is a Tileman so it would be perfect for us.

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    Carol says:

    This looks like an inspirational book.

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    pat says:

    I love Mexican tile, and this book looks to be full of inspiration!! Someone is going to love winning it!

  95. 95

    This is a really fun book! I have always looked at tiles, but never like this before. FUN!

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    Melissa says:

    What beautiful quilts, thanks for the chance to win!

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    Valerie Boudier says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book

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    Patsy says:

    What beautiful quilts! Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed day.

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    Patsy says:

    Great giveaway! The quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!

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    Elisabeth says:

    Wow, those quilts look gorgeous, so colourful!

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    Lisa Garrett says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! This book is on my wishlist!

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    Nancy says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

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    Wendy H says:

    I hope I became a follower when I subscribed (sounds like the same thing, but I can’t keep up) because I’d love to win. I was lucky enough to spend some time in Europe with the Navy … unfortunately I was not a quilter at the time. But the beauty around me was inspiring … just didn’t have a creative outlet for the beauty around me. Thankfully Cheryl found a fabulous way to bring those tiles to life in such an amazing way.

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    Lee Ann L. says:

    I have always loved the colors and styles within the Mexican tiles. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Julie Averill says:

    I am a follower and would love to win that book. The quilts look just beautiful.

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    Karla Bowe says:

    I love the new look of a whole different kind of design. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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    jane says:

    The designs look beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  108. 108

    I am a follower, these quilts look amazing!

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    Margaret says:

    i am a follower.

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    KATHY WASHAM says:

    This book will bring back happy memories of trips to Mexico. Just loved the colorful pottery and tiles. Thanks for the drawing. katy.washam@gmail.com

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    Christine says:

    What a beautiful book? I would love to have a copy.

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    Laura says:

    so orignial. living in Texas it is common to see many beautiful mexican tiles that would make wonderful quilts!

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    Kate says:

    Love this book! It’s such a great idea – I just love seeing where others get their inspiration from, and for Cheryl it worked so well :)

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    Lydia says:

    Would love to receive Cheryl’s new book. Am liking the blog tour too and the chance to meet new quilters.

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    Tamar says:

    Wow, I love the mexican tile look and I’m surprised I’ve never come across anything like it, given that it’s so beautiful. I’d love to get the book!

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    Lisa England says:

    I came to this blog because I am fascinated by YOUR book and now I found another book to love. So many great ideas!

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    Sara Jane Spaulding says:

    Cheryl is a great teacher. I expect that her book is great also.

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    love to win the book thanks for the chance

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    Nancy Sue says:

    What wonderful designs! Definately a must have :) Thank you for organizing this giveaway :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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    all8garden says:

    This book is beautiful. Sign me up.

    all8garden (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Micki Butler says:

    What a great book! I know I would be so inspired by it!

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    Sandra Davidson says:

    Looks like another beautiful book I would love to add to my collection, along with yours.

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