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November 20, 2009


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A lot more of this please


I love your tutorial on quilt as you go - thank you!
I guess a quote would be.
(never say "But" when you say sorry. )
Hugs Jeannie

Debra Neilson

Love this quilt and its grati"tude" for living! Good messages for children! My saying would have to be
"What we see is mainly what we look for"
Would love to win these patterns!


What a beautiful quilt. I love it. How I wish I could have a copy of the pattern. Lovely,lovely, lovely.
My quote is "Life is learning and growing"

Mary Ann/Ca

No blog but I do want to share just a simple thought that guides me every day...There is always, always, always something to be thankful for!


Oooh, what a beauty, Helen! I would love to have a chance to win. My favorite quote is one I read on another blog, but it really fit the way I've always tried to live my life: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Thanks for the chance to win :)


Hi Helen, WOW what a response!
I have blogged a post about your quilt on ohsewbusy.blogspot.com and linked it back.
My quote is my own. 'If it only takes one more person making a small change to make a huge change in the world for the better; then I want to be that one person'. This has made me a better person, our home a home and the list could on and on!


Nothing inspires like a needle and thread,
So many patterns float down from my head.
Piecing and sewing is a project to do,
But quilting is comfort wrapped up around you!


Love the pattern, My quote is "Dance as though no one is watching you" or
"Laughter is the shortest ditance between friends".


Hi Helen - love your new quilt. My quote - "Life is prescious - make time to be who you are - and take time to small the roses". I will link your quilt to my blog.

Ange Moore

Hope the rain didn't dampen your spirits (and the canvas) too much!

My favourite quote is "Be brave, life is joyous!" - was on a Lunig t-shirt and really resonated with me!

About to blog about it and take 5 minutes (which I need after 4 days away with my kids without DH - aaargh).


I love your BOM! Would love to participate in it!


I do have a favourite Bible verse. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jerimiah 29:11
Oh wait, I do have a favourite quote, one that I tell myself all the time! "Nothing's going to happen today that the Lord and I together can't handle."


ooooo Helen, this one's on my list of to do's for 2010!!!! I like to live by the old adage: don't worry, be happy!!
sugary hugs 'o)

Sarah F

Hey Helen!
I would love to win the pattern for this gorgeous quilt! I have really thought about this and always come back to my very favourite quote which I read on the cover of a mag afew months ago while waiting in line at the PO - not sure what mag it was, or even who it was quoted by, but I thought it was just so true!

The harder I work, the luckier I am!

I am off now, to blog post about this!

x Sarah


I've plenty of reds to make this quilt. It has my name all over it. VBG

Some stitching and sewing,
I dream of going
Into my room with the prize.
When finished I'll show you
A quilt that will wow you
And put surprise in your eyes.


I like to keep in mind "your happiness or contentment in life it all about perspective." You can always find someone who has more than you and be dissatisfied with your circumstances. BUT if you look in the other direction, you will see others who have less and feel fortunate for all your blessings. It is up to each one of us which direction we choose to focus our attention.


Great new Bom.
I blog it on my blog now.
I try to live up to this saying..
"Smile to the world , and the world would smile to you."
Hugs from me


Oh wow Helen this is a truly beautiful quilt... My lifes motto is.....'happiness is going along the path before you with a skip in your step and a song in your heart'.....I have lived this thru a many a tough times and I still smile about life...it is good...
Hugs Dawn x x
I will pop a pic on my blog and take 5 tom as it is dark and wet outside atm

Jane Monk

Helen I received my beautiful book and iron on transfers this morning in the mail - wow that was fast as I only ordered on Monday. I am very happy to start this project ... my first embroidered project as I have only ever embroidered two things before in my life. I think I am going to make your lovely quilt in blues. Thanks once again.
Jane Monk


I am a new grandma and just feel like life can't get any better :0).
I've always liked the quote " Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"

Life is good we have so much we need to count our blessings everyday

Thanks for a chance to win.
Happy Sewing


My favorite quote is "Where there is a will, there is a way" by Edgar Allen Poe. It reminds me to live a purposeful life, and not give up on my dreams.

Miss Nancy

What a great quilt, so bright, cheery and inspiring. Great work! I would love to have a copy of the pattern. My quote is my own:

Life is Beautiful, Life is Good, Life is What you Make It. Be Happy, Be Kind and Keep on Quilting.

I posted this on my blog along with a picture of the BOM:


Have a great day and thank you for sharing.


I ask my two children what they thought a beautiful life meant to us as a family and this is what we came up with -

L - Love
I - Inspirational
F - Friends
E - Encouragement

I - Inspiring
S - Sending time together

B - Believing
E - Events (family holidays)
A - adverturous
U - Understanding
T - Trustworthy
I - Incredible
F - Family
U - uplifting
L - Laughter.

It really got them thinking how much they appreciated what they have.

I have blog about the great giveaway on my blog.

Sandy N

Sharon Griffith

Hi Helen congratulations on a beautiful pattern. My favorite quote would have to be "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain..." I really do not know whose it really is but I saw it along time ago and it stuck with me. But it took ma a long time to really figure out what it meant. And now I live by it. Thank you for the opportunity to share in your wonderful excitement and I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday. I will post to my blog.

Rachel Fishback

Beautiful! Here's my quote....

If you were ready to say, "I have too," and instead stop and acknowledge "I get to" it might change your entire experience in doing so.

I'll be repostin this to our blog:)

Erin Hutchinson

Beautiful quilt! Here's my quote:
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
-John Burroughs
Your quilt photo will be on my blog momentarily. Thanks for this opportunity!


Wonderful idea!! My quote, Life IS simple!

Gloria J W

Hi Helen ....wahooo... what a beautiful quilt!! My quote is "Our happiness is greatest when we contribute to the happiness of others". These words were immortalised by Harriet Shepard - good on you girl!! And this just about sums up your great quilt. I'll let you know if I've linked up on my blog Ok. Rainbow smiles... Gloria

Liz Schaffner

Helen, you are right...we tend to forget how good life really is !
My life would be perfect if I won this BOM!! LOL

My quote is a German one... "A life without Dreams is like a Garden without Flowers".

May your life be filled with flowers!
P.S. I have posted this on blog ...I would run around the block if it increased my chances of winning...LOL


I love the quilt! My quote is one I saw on Facebook and I'm not sure who coined it but I love it.
You don't know how long you'll live, so eat your dessert first.

Liz Schaffner

Helen, you are right..we tend to forget how lucky we are and that Life really is good!

My quote is a German saying...."a life without dreams is like a garden without flowers" or you could say...a life without laughter is like a garden without flowers"

I have posted this on my blog...winning the BOM would be the flowers in my garden!

Anne Ida

Oh, what a beauty! Congratulations on a wonderful pattern! I'd love to win this one ;o)

Hmmm... saying... When I was a teenager, I read a novel - don't remember much what it was about, but there was a poem in it - on which the title was based, and it has kind of stuck with me ever since. This is probably not the best translation, but: "Count your bright hours, the dark will come soon enough. Enjoy time with your loved ones, before you see your last summer". Perhaps a bit gloomy, but a great reminder when life gets you down.

I'll go post about your giveaway on my blog tonight :o)


My quote is - Never get so busy making a living, you forget to make a life! Thanks for the giveaway.


Love your new quilt! My quote is....Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.


"Happiness...it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." Franklin Roosevelt

I love the quilt...it's gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win a pack. :-D

And thanks also for the Stitcher's Angel swap...I've really enjoyed and the above quote reflects that!


Your new BOM looks beautiful...lots of happy hours stitching.
I added a post about your new quilt...
A quote I read somewhere and liked is...
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the best of everything that comes along their way. -unknown

Vicki W

The quilt is beautiful!


Dear Helen,
First of all, congratulations for this gorgeous new pattern and thank you for leaving us a chance to win it !
I experienced a very difficult moment, last month, with the death of my father. Reading a lot, and stitching a little, helped me finding peace at heart, especially one little sentence, that keeps "trotting" in my mind
and I love it :
"Life is a gift we are given each and every day, that is why it is called THE PRESENT"
It tells me to enjoy each simple moment and to be grateful. Come rain or come shine, there is always something to learn from it.
Now, I'm going to post this on my blog ;>)

Smiles from my little corner of the world!

Linda Hungerford

My life is beautiful,
I am more than blessed.
Visit Oz. Make quilts.
These relieve all distress!


Hi Helen, this quilt is just amazing, I have put it on top of my to-do list as soon as I saw it! I don't have a blog, but here is a quote about my beautiful life that I'll try to translate from German: "Don't dream your life, but live your dream!"


A beautiful quilt, congratulations.
I don't have a blog so maybe two little sayings will make up for the lack? Life is a gift, just not tied with a bow. And Believe in miracles, they are waiting everywhere.
I also love my roses, which are flowering prolifically up here in Qld. They live on very little water!

Eva Månsson

What a wonderful giveaway. I would like to win the pattern./Eva from Sweden.


What a wonderful giveaway, Helen, and your quilt is so lovely. I think my favourite thought is to "always look on the bright side of life" from a song sometime in the past.


Helen I LOVE this quilt.. I dont have a mantra I chant each day, but I do tell myself 'that today is not a dress rehearsal... this is life and make sure that you make the most of each moment'.. I am thankful for living in Newcastle where we can also keep our garden alive.. The favourite thing about summer is my blooming gardenia's.. I love them and have at least 50 plants in my front garden.. I can smell them now!

take care



Your new quilt is SO AMAZING!!! I have one of my favorite quote as a blinkie on my blog. It says: Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life. I have had emotionally hard summer, and my life felt SO SO bad. But I'm slightly recovering and noticing that after all my life is quite beautiful. So Carpe Diem;)


"Don't worry. Be happy."


What a wonderful giveaway. I would like to win the pattern.
Greetings from Germany


Hi Helen. BEAUTIFUL quilt and I love the sentiments on it. What a great rememberance to us. I have posted on my blog and my quote is this:

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.

Proverbs 17:22

You cannot put a price tag on happiness so we must find it where we can and be happy in the simple things. That makes a full rich life.

PIa Skogman

Love your new quilt! Life is som important but we are always in a hurry, but why? "live, laught, love" thats my words..Hugs from pia

Lynn S

I don't have a blog, but I have a very important saying, "The most important things in life aren't things." I truly learned the meaning of this during Hurricane Kartina! And it is so very very true
Love your quilt patterns and love redwork!

Maria Isabel

i love the quilts. Thanks you Greetings from Uruguay
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May Britt

This quilt is so beautiful and I really would love to win a pattern for it.
My favorite quote must be: "A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped around the heart"

I will now go and blogg about your giveaway


HI Helen (waving at you)

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” - Lin Yutang

PICK MEEEeeeeeee

I have blogged it as well - woo hoo


ps have blogged your giveaway too.


A friend gave me a card with this quote on it and I just love it. It has a special significance for me.

"A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails."

I would love to be included in your giveaway.
The quilt looks gorgeous.


Hi Helen- I've rehashed one of yours- I try to live by it! Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. I love my NPNT and it's coming along nicely! I love this quilt too.

Ruth B

Done. I added a post to my blog and now I am off the visit the Life is Beautiful website. What fun!

Ruth B

What a fabulous giveaway! I would love, love, love to make this quilt for the new home I will have soon. Here's the quote I have up on my wall, "The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns and the heart knows what the heart knows." I'm off to do a post on my blog for this amazing giveaway.


Hum, I don't have a blog but I love the pattern and would love to get a free copy. Can I be entered without a blog? A quote for my beautiful life is, "Children are a gift from God that keep us young at heart." I am a mother of seven (yes, 7!) and the love I have for them has no bounds and reflects on everything I do. We all have bad days but without them I don't think I would be the person I am now. They are all my joy and anguish all rolled up together.

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