Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 7 - New Year's Day

Happy 2012. Hope you had a fun and safe New Year's Eve. We did.

The end of 2011 brought the last block in another Mystery Quilt. For those of you who have seen the original the mystery was how close I was going to be able to get to the feeling of fabrics long gone. It really was a lot of fun and I like it a lot. I already have 2 Bible Quilts. My sister Nancy is undergoing chemo for breast cancer and she said she'd like it, so it has a home.


And I had so much fun redoing a classic that I decided to do it again. So this year we're going to redo the Collector Series. Linda and I designed it years ago as an 18 month BOM. I've reworked it a little so we'll send it out in 12 months. If you belong to the Mystery Quilt Club, you're already on the list. If you decide you just don't have the time or inclination for another quilt right now, be sure to let Tori (who does the shipping) know by emailing her at jpqinvoices@yahoo.com. If you aren't a member and want to get the blocks each month, email her or call Tori or Byron at 816-632-7632 to join.
You're really getting a block and a half each month so the cost is $22.00 but that does include the shipping. The only month we'll charge shipping is the month the borders go out. (International shipments will cost the same if we send your blocks in groups of 3 or 4. If you want them monthly the cost for Priority so we can track them is an additional $10.95)
Whew - that's a lot of info!

I'm really having fun redoing the quilt. Neither Linda nor I have the original. It went out on a trunk show and never came back. She thought I had it and I thought she had it. Now I will finally have my own.



Here's a sneak peek at the first block.

What has this got to do with the 12 Days After Christmas Sale? Well................

Make a comment, any old comment between New Years Day and the 6th (you'll have to come to this page to do it) and we'll have the Random Generator draw a name. The winner will receive all of the monthly blocks free.

Good luck ladies. I wish you all could win.

151 comments:

  1. I love the new block. Happy New Year Jan! I would love to win this year's blocks as I am sure that allot of us would. I have not been able money wise to do your girl gang for 2 years as I have went out on disability. And it would really be nice to do one of your quilts again. Wishing you all the best in the coming year..

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  2. I would love to win this contest! I have never done a BOM and would like this to be my first. I love your fabrics and designs! Happy New Year!

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  3. What a lovely mystery BOM!! I'd love to join this fun.

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  4. I can't wait to see what the new blocks looks like, would love a chance to win, love the first block.

    Debbie

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  5. May you be blessed in the new year. Thank you for the chance to win such a nice prize! SWarren

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  6. Delightful block, delightful New Year's give a way. I hope I win!

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  7. Happy 2012! Thanks for offering the patterns, I'd love to win :)
    Jeanne

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  8. Thank you for the contest. I would love to win! Happy 2012 to all!

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  9. Wow! Generous give-away and one I would love. Thanks for the opportunity Jan.

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  10. This would be a fabulous way to start the new year. Either way...I think I'm in....janet

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  11. I wish we all could win too...lol! Love the block, and I'm sure the quilt will be gorgeous. Thank you for all the happy hours of applique your patterns have given me over the years. Happy New Year!!!

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  12. I've never done a BOM before - I just haven't quite been able to commit to one - mostly because there are so many great ones that I can't choose! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one!

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  13. Wow! What a great giveaway! I love your work and would love to win your BOM!. Thanks

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  14. This looks like it would be fun to make, I love your patterns and fabric! Greetings from Montana.

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  15. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  16. Love the color choices so far...it looks happy.

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  17. I really love mystery block of the month quilts. Thank you for the contest.

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  18. Happy New Year Jan ! Thanks for the great bible quilt - My son and his wife would love this as a gift - it is beautiful !

    Karen

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  19. Happy new sewing year. I love your quilts and would be happy to win this BOM. The first block has a basket and I love baskets on quilts :)
    Hugs from snowy Norway.

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  20. Wow! Such a fantastic giveaway. I hope it's me, but if not I am sure I want to order this BOM. Thank you so much. Hugs

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  21. How fun to see another classic come to life again. Your quilts are beautiful! I love the baskets in your quilts too. Happy New Year and thank you for such a sweet giveaway!

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  22. I love your quilts. I have done a couple and have patterns for several more. I just love to work on them all. Best of luck in the New Year.

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  23. I absolutely love this pattern as well as all of your patterns. Please enter me into the drawing and I will hope and pray my number is drawn!

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  24. Wow, I'd love to win and be able to do this BOM!!

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  25. Another yummy quilt with a wide range of colors. I like the texture of the basket and the yellow trumpet centers. It would be lovely to win!

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  26. Fun quilt with great fabrics. I would enjoy the chance to make this. Thanks for the chance.

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  27. Blessings to your sister, Nancy, and to all of your family this New Years Day. Your faith is an inspiration.

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  28. Truly a classic, i really love this one!

    thank you for the opportunity!

    mary

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  29. What a wonderful opportunity you have given us. Your quilts are amazing and it would be quite a thrill for anyone to receive this prize. Thanks so much!

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  30. Thanks for your contest - I would be thrilled to win!!!!

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  31. Happy New Year to you and your family. I would love to be chosen for this Mystery Quilt block of the month. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Your quilts are the best and I love doing your kits.

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  32. Happy New Years...there is nothing like older patterns that have not lost their appeal!

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  33. I've been kicking myself for not making the Bible quilt last year...great BOM's!

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  34. Happy New Year to you and yours, Jan. I love the Bible Quilt and would be thrilled to win the patterns. I wish everyone who enters could win also. Thanks for the chance!

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  35. Jan, best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and your family and a prayer for your sister. I am lucky to have your original Collector Series and the fabrics, working on it for a year now, of and on, nothing like the feel of those older fabrics. I would gift your new version to a friend.

    Nancy in MT

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  36. How can anyone pass up entering an awesome contest for a quilt that has lovely birds in the first block! Thanks for the chance. May the New Year bring healing to your sister Nancy and family.

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  37. I was fortunate to get in on the first quilt and it's one of my favorites but this new version looks neat too! Many prayers for your sister.

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  38. Happy new year Jan and what a great chance to win. Thanks for the chance and special thoughts for your sister...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  39. Having missed out on the Collector's Series the first time what a great opportunity to get it now. Thanks so much for the chance to win this BOM! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

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  40. Happy new year Jan! Thansks so much for the chance to win this BOM!
    My best regards, Glòria.

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  41. Happy New Year to you!
    Cute block.....what fun it would be win...my fingers are xed!

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  42. Happy New Year! What a wonderful giveaway and what a beautiful quilt!

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  43. How great it would be to win!! Great project for the new year

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  44. That is great! the first block is lovely. Happy New Year!
    Kind regards, Christine R.

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  45. it would truly be a Happy New Year if I won your give away!!

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  46. Happy New Year to you too. Love, just love all the homespuns and the birds too.
    Maggey

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  47. I love the new fabrics you are using for the Collectors Series.
    Happy New Year!

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  48. I loved the Bible Quilt BOM so much! Oh, how I would love to be the winner of this new BOM!!! (I wish there was a photo of the original Collectors Series quilt, but then I suppose it wouldn't be a "mystery" quilt...)

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  49. Happy New Year!! Love the quilt!!

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  50. This block of the month would be just wonderful for our daughter for a wedding gift.

    Thanks for sharing. Karin E:)

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  51. I can always be tempted by birds. Love that block. Happy New Year to you and your family Judy

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  52. WOW! What a prize! Happy New Year.

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  53. Happy New Year! What a wonderful way to start the year!

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  54. I have enjoyed working on the Bible quilt. I have still never been sent the October block kit so it makes it hard to finish. Sure would appreciate if someone there would send it to me.

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  55. Happy New Year! Hope 2012 is filled with health and happiness for you and your family.

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  56. Happy New Year! I wish you, your family and especially your sister all the best for a happy and healthy 2012. this looks like a great BOM!

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  57. How sad not to have that quilt! Hope I can win the blocks as I lost my job aand can't afford to buy the kit...

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  58. Oh that is a great quilt-would love a chance-Thank you for the opportunity.

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  59. What a lovely give away!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paulette

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  60. Thank you for the chance. Happy 2012

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  61. Happy New Year. Love the first block and thanks for a chance to win.

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  62. Love it! Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. Ooh, exciting! I'd love to win the Collector Series BOM patterns! Thanks so much for the opportunity, and Happy New Year!

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  64. An old dear friend of mine had this pattern and I loved it. She moved away and I lost touch with her. So glad you are offering the series again. I'll be sure to participate. But how great to win the series.

    Cassee

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  65. Please choose me! I need a new project to go along with the new year....love your designs.

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  66. I love it, and would really like to win. I think all your patterns are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Oh how I love giveaways. Just hope to win one. Thank you for sharing your talent with us Love the looks of all of your patterns. Happy New Year to you and yours Teri

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  68. Happy New Year! Love the first block. Just finished a big applique quilt so I guess it is time to start another one.

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  69. Happy New Year! Love this block! All of my favorite things - birds, baskets and stars!
    Christine G.

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  70. Wow, what a fantastic giveaway. That first block is very intriguing. Any quilt with those components is bound to be beautiful. Thanks so much and happy New Year!

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  71. Wow what a give away! I love your designs. I've only done one BMO before it would be fun to do another one. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. Love that first block and the fabric choices...just beautiful!

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  73. The first block is awesome! Please enter me in the drawing!!!

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  74. Wish you a happy new year! And I would love to win!
    Greetings from germany
    Hildy
    hildy@ebertzeder.de

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  75. HI...
    Speaking of redoing old patterns....I am redoing 'Millennium Garden', one of my favorite pattern series. Since I have such a 'hoard' of older fabric,(does it ever get old?), I am using that with touches of over-dyed wool from 'Primitive Gatherings'. I enjoy doing all your patterns! Hope I'm not too late to be entered!

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  76. What a great giveaway! I would so love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  77. What an awesome giveaway...thanks for the generosity and please add my name to the drawing! Blessings to you and yours for a healthy and happy New Year!

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  78. Happy New Year! May you be blessed with good health and happy times. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  79. I start this year in rhyme it seams
    all wrapped up in quilting dreams
    the Ides of March are growing near
    time to start a project dear
    without the least bit of fear it
    will be done before the end of this New Year!
    Happy 2012
    Bats

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  80. Happy New Year! What a lovely way to start off the new year. You are such an inspiration.

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  81. Love giveaways. Thanks for hosting such an enjoyable blog. Wishing you many blessings for 2012.

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  82. Such a great way to celebrate a new year! I am a fanatical fan of your work, so anything you design makes me smile. Thank you!

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  83. Lovely! Please enter me in your giveaway and Happy New Year!

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  84. I would love to win. thank you for a chance. happy new year. I hope to finish one of your patterns "country Path" this year. janita

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  85. What a great giveaway. Would love to make this quilt. Happy New Year.

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  86. It will be a beautiful quilt and you are so generous with the giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win. Have a wonderful New Year!

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  87. Here I am again...ever the optimist...signing up for a giveaway. Maybe this year the random generator will draw my number! It could happen...really - it could! Thanks for the giveaway! It rocks! Cheery wave from Bev Bryan

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  88. I absolutely LOVE all of your designs. How do you keep coming up with sooo many good ideas???

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  89. Happy New Year! Would love to win this, thanks for the great giveaway.

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  90. I love everything you do---fabric, patterns, kits, block of the month and on and on...

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  91. Happy New Year!
    Count me in - I would love to win this!!

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  92. I enjoy all the quilts I have made using your patterns. I belonged to Girl Gang for a couple of years until it was not longer offered. Thank you for a chance to win one of your BOM, I have never done one of those.

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  93. What a generous giveaway! Please count me in. I really enjoy your pattern and would love to win!

    Hugs ELKE

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  94. Wahoo! I would love to win a chance at this quilt. Happy New Year!

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  95. I am not a blogger but read daily! I would love a chance to win this quilt! You guys are the best!!

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  96. I am not a blogger but read daily! I would love a chance to win this quilt! You guys are the best!!

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  97. I would really enjoy winning the mystery quilt blocks which would be a perfect addition to our home. Thanks for the great giveaway idea! Happy New Year! Lana D.

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  98. OMG, the chance to win the mystery quilt blocks is just fabulous and winning it would sure start the year out with a big hurrah from me! Wow, maybe I'd get it done this year too.

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  99. Sounds like fun! Count me in! Happy New Year... and Happy Quilting!
    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio

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  100. I love doing BOM and appreciate the chance to win the opportunity to participate :) I am going on your web now to see if the bible quilt is available for purchase now that it's done...

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  101. It would be so lovely to win this contest! Either way, I'm going to try to join the BOTM club! Thanks :)

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  102. Happy New Year to you too.
    Kate

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  103. Happy New year, I love your work

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  104. Oh please, oh please Random Number Generator be kind and pick me! All kidding aside, this is a wonderful giveaway - thank you for your generosity!!

    Happy New Year!

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  105. The BOM sounds very tempting. I love the first block.

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  106. Would love to win this for my 53rd birthday Saturday!!!

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  107. Would love to win this; thanks for the chance.

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  108. It is so beautiful Jan! I would love a chance at this incredible giveaway! Happy New Year.

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  109. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance. Happy New Year!

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  110. I became a great fan of Jan's quilts when I discovered them exhibited at the French quilt festival in Sainte-Marie aux Mines. Since then I am collecting all Brannock & Patek fabrics to make my "Patek quilt" one of these days.
    Wish I could join this new BOM. Happy New Year from France !

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  111. LOVE your's and Linda's designs. Would love to win this beauty! Happy New Year! Ann

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  112. I always loved your choice of colors and fabrics. Gives me a warm and cozy feeling :0)

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  113. One of the best quilts...so glad to see it.

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  114. oh my! I think my heart stopped for a moment when I read this post! I would so love to win this classic by you and Linda. I've collected you both for ages, but have never done these blocks! Thanks for the chance to participate in the give away.

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  115. oh my, I sure hope I win. It would truly be a mystery quilt for me because I think your collector series quilt was before I knew about you. I tried to google it but couldn't find a good photo. So awful that it disappeared. I love all your work so am sure I would love this one too.

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  116. A pity the original quilt was lost. Hope it turns up some day! Love the symbolism and the texture the prints lend to each element in the new BOM creation. Well done!

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  117. Your quilts are wonderful. Would love to win the mystery quilt. Nancy P.

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  118. I love all your quilts Jan and will get back to using up some of the fat qtrs. I've purchased over the years. Keep up the good work and inspiration.

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  119. All I can say is, "I adore your patterns!" I am going to do the Bible Quilt this year with a friend as our own block of the month. We're going to cheer each other on. She gave me your Quiltmania book for Christmas this year. Best book on primitive quilts I have ever seen! Love to you! Both Jan and Linda!

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  120. I really think I need to make this quilt. I'm not so sure I don't already have that pattern too.

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  121. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! Happy New Year.

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  122. I have seen snippets of parts of the original Collector Series from other blogs and I would love to win. You are so generous to offer this giveaway and I am going to keep my fingers crossed. Pick ME!!!

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  123. Your patterns are some of my all time favorites!

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  124. Happy New Year! So sad about the original quilt being MIA. Great give-away; thank you!

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  125. Jan -- I enjoyed seeing Jake's then and now pictures. He has grown into a very nice looking young man. I do love the Bible Quilt. I got all the BOM's several years ago, lost one of the patterns, recently received it back and am looking forward to working on it this year. Happy 2012!

    Micheline Prescott, Jackson, TN

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  126. Hi jan, I hope I win this. I remember this series.
    Eileen

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  127. I am a faithfull follower of yours and ave been making your quilts for many years. I would truly love to win your mystery kit.

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  128. Thank you for your wonderful quilt and fabric designs, Jan, and for your generosity. You are an inspiration!

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  129. Gonna try to post a comment one more time. Had a hard time. Guess I don't know which profile to select. It's a beautiful quilt and a wonderful give-a-way. Really enjoy your blog, and your quilts.

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  130. I hope your sister finds much comfort in her Bible quilt while going through chemo therapy.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity of winning such a generous prize. Best of luck ladies!

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  131. Wow! Would love a chance to win. Love your designs! :o)

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  132. LOVE LOVE LOVE your designs, Jan! looking forward to another great year!

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  133. Your designs are good for the soul and I'd love a chance to win.

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  134. Hello, i lové your design, i make in 2011, la maison sur la colline , it s magnifique.
    J habite en France...et je rêve devant les quilts de mon livre "quilt on your soul"
    Bravo pour ces superbes réalisations!

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  135. Just when I thought I was going to save some money this year! I love the new block of the month. Your work is beautiful!

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  136. What a fabulous giveaway........here's hoping.

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  137. would LOVE to win this giveaway!

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  138. I have admired your designs for a long time. I have decided that this year, I am going to improve my applique skills because I really love the look of your quilts. I would love to be able to participate in this mystery quilt. Thank you for this chance to win.

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  139. Love the block and all of your designs, thanks for a chance to win.

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  140. I've been on a hunt for the Collector Series for quite awhile. It is such good news that you are offering a remake! I hope I win but if I don't, I'm signing up!

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  141. I love, love, love all your patterns. And, I love the Lilac Hill fabric collection, too. How thrilled I would be to get these patterns!!

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  142. I love all your quilts, thanks for the chance to win

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  143. I love this block! It would be great to be a winner and enjoy putting together this beautiful project!

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  144. I love, love, LOVE this block! I would also LOVE to be able to stitch up this year's Mystery Quilt... but, I promised myself no more buying projects until i finish some of what I have... so, a project from a giveaway would still be sticking to my word? LOL! ;-) Fabrics, quilting and anything that involves needle and thread just makes my heart beat that much faster! Smiles!

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  146. I love your design style, and would be so blessed if I won the blocks! Thanks for a chance to make them all.

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