Friday, June 10, 2011

Cherry Fizz by Barbara Jones | A Fat Quarter Shop Friday Sponsored Post

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After a brief hiatus, it's FINALLY time for another edition of Fat Quarter Shop Friday! Hip, hip, hooray! Did you miss me? :)

Today we're talking with Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup about her newest release from Henry Glass Fabrics, Cherry Fizz. Bringing together the best of retro and modern, this new collection is bright, cherry and adorable. All GOOD THINGS in RWQ standards. I had so much fun going through all the prints in the fat quarter bundle and preview images Barbara sent me.

I even managed to do a mini photo shoot in the studio. I'll share those photos a little later in the post ... Just look at the gorgeous colors in this line!

Cherry Fizz at Fat Quarter Shop

Hi Barbara! Thanks for being here today to share your new fabric release with us.

RWQ: I just love your fabric designs and am excited to talk with you. I'm a big fan of your brand and always look forward to your fabric lines.

Please tell our readers how long you've been designing fabric.


About 5 years.

RWQ: What is your design background?

Trial and error, but I definitely know what I like!

RWQ: Ha ha, that's definitely one of the best methods to accomplish something in my book. Just have at it and see where it takes you. I'd love to know where you draw your inspiration from when designing.

People, places and things that I have experienced.

RWQ: So, you pull from reality then. Is there anything you want to tell my readers about your inspiration for Cherry Fizz?

The Cherry Fizz line was based on a place we used to go when I was a girl. Back then, we didn’t have central air conditioning at home. When it got really hot in the summertime, my mother didn’t want to heat up the house by cooking, so sometimes we would go out for a hamburger for supper. I live in Utah where we have mountains and, therefore, lots of canyons. It is always cooler in the mountains.

We used to go for a drive up the canyon to a little roadside stand called “The Oaks”. They offered sodas in glass bottles and the caps were lined with cork. They also offered hamburgers and hot dogs. You could enjoy your choices at a picnic table set underneath the oak trees outside of the food stand.

RWQ: Oh wow, so we actually have a small glimpse into you childhood when we look at this line. How nostalgic.

For our readers that might not be familiar with your work, is this your first design to be licensed on fabric?


No, this is our seventh line to be released.

A picture is worth a thousand words I think! You can see all my designs on the on the Henry Glass website here.

RWQ: Do you have a favorite print in the Cherry Fizz collection?

No, I love them all.

Cherry Fizz by Barbara Jones

RWQ: I'm definitely with you there. This entire line is a must have for any quilter's stash. Are you a quilter?

Absolutely and for 25 years or so!

RWQ: I guess you can teach us all a thing or two then. How would you describe your brand's quilting "style"?

We are a company that specializes in needleturn applique for beginners. Most of our patterns feature applique that is large and do-able. We want our customers to succeed. We also hope our designs are fresh! They are all original.

RWQ: It's good to know your patterns are beginner friendly. I think needle turn applique is scary to some. Thanks for showing us that it can be fun and simple!

Do you have any other hobbies besides quilting?


I knit, crochet, embroider and do stained glass and have worked in a variety of mediums. If it is crafty, I have probably tried it, with the exception of scrapbooking!

RWQ: I always have a hard time coming up with the names for my patterns. How do you pick the names for your fabrics?

I usually just name the collection based on the story it is designed around. Usually, I have a name for each pattern in the line in my head as I am working on the line.

For example, in the Cherry Fizz line I have black, red and yellow bottlecap prints.

RWQ: Thanks again for being here today Barbara! I really enjoyed our visit.

How can my readers find more information about you and your company?


By visiting our website, www.quiltsoup.com or checking our blog from time to time www.quiltsoupblog.com.

Cherry Fizz is now available for purchase at the Fat Quarter Shop!

Cherry Fizz Photo by Ryan Walsh

Now is your chance to WIN a charm pack of this wonderful collection! Barbara sent me this bundle of fabrics to play with and take pictures. I'll show you what I made tomorrow, but I also cut the leftovers down into several charm packs for you.

Cherry Fizz Giveaway

To enter for your chance to win a charm pack, leave a comment on this post. Only one entry per person, please. All duplicate entries will be deleted.

I will draw several winners using the Random Number Generator and announce them here on Saturday, June 18, 2011!

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371 comments:

  1. Comment #1! This is a very sweet line of fabrics. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

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  2. Comment #2 I love the sweetness of the line! Can't wait for the drawing! Thank you

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  3. Looks like a really fun line with lots of options & possibilities

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  4. What a fun group of fabric! Love your blog.
    Sharon T

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  5. I just love those fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Yummy Giveaway. Of course, I'd love to win.

    I've also posted about your giveaway on my page where I share insights on giveaways & contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute fabrics and good interview. Thanks for the chance to win a charm pack!

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  8. One day I will win one of your giveaways! The fabric looks lovely.

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  9. Would love to add a charm pack of this sweet fabric to my stash, thanks for the chance.

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  10. Cherries - I love cherries and better if its on fabric. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  11. Lovely colours in this line!

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  12. What fun colors. Thanks for the chance!

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  13. What a wonderful giveaway. The new fabric line looks absolutely delicious.

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  14. It's so inspiring getting the chance to read about the designer's process. I love that Barbara concept for this whole collection was based on a single childhood memory. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  15. I am loving the red with the orange...what a fun line!

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  16. Love the fabric and the way you display them,,,so cool! and thanks for the interview, I enjoy hearing about the creative works of people! You have a great blog ;)

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  17. Cherry Fizz = Sweet :) I'm excited to see what you made with this fun bundle~

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  18. My dress for my rehearsal dinner had cherries on it, and I love any fabric that includes cherries!

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  19. What an amazing range! I love it!!!
    I see heaps of new kitchen goodies mad out of this!
    Thanks for showing us!!!

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  20. Love those fabrics too! Thanks so much for the give away! I am looking forward to see what you made out of it!

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  21. If only anyone sends me a bundle to play with!...but a charm would be nice too :) Thanks.

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  22. These are such bright Summery colors, perfect for a picnic quilt!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. I feel a little silly saying this, but the Cherry Fizz label on the charm pack is really cute!

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  24. LOOOOOVE the fabrics - hope to win this time

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  25. Brilliant interview! And I really like the collection, it has a massive range of colours :)

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  26. Beautiful line of fabric! I love the bright colors and the designs. I'm a new quilter and will definitely be looking more into this line!

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  27. I love seeing the fabrics hanging on the hooks. Count me in please!

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  28. These fabrics are awesomely happy! Just gotta smile when I see them.

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  29. What a fun name and fun line of fabrics! Yum...Cherry Fizz!

    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

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  30. Love this new Quilt Soup fabric. Look forward to seeing what you created with it.

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  31. Lovely fabrics, lovely colours. Can't wait to see what you made with them

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  32. I love anything cherry...especially the ones I can eat!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. Great interviewn I just wish I had enough room in my house to display all my fabric on hooks!

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  34. Love this sweet line!

    Thanks for the chance :D

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  35. Thank you for the pictures, I love seeing them in a real world setting!

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  36. Thanks for giveaway :) I love that fabric!!

    nubik(at)foks.com.pl

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  37. I love the colors in this line!

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  38. This fabric is so colorful and cheerful looking, Thanks for the interview and giveaway. Can hardly wait to see what design you've come up with for this line.

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  39. Cute fabric range. I'd love to win. Thanks.

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  40. What great fabric! Thanks :)

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  41. What an adorable line!! Thanks for the give away!

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  42. Love Cherry Fizz. Every time I look I have a new favorite fabric from the line. At the moment I covet the red plaid. Happy quilting!

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  43. love the bold colors in this line!

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  44. I love this line - so cherry and fun! thanks for the review and looking forward to your pictures.

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  45. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! Fingers crossed : )

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  46. Great interview and such lovely fabric!
    montse(dot)perez(dot)bo(at)terra(dot)es

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  47. such a fun vibrant fabric range!

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  48. Fun interview, those are adorable fabrics! I also love the photos you took, so professional! I saw them appearing on flickr and was very curious what you were up to.

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  49. I think my sewing machine is drooling over those fabrics! :)
    thank you

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  50. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  51. Anything with cherries is good! Love it!

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  52. YES... I missed You!!

    I have never before gone out and bought a line of fabrics. I have bought several pieces from a line, but I generally only buy what I like, and I have never found a line in which I like EVERY pattern.

    That just changed. I love these patterns, ALL of them. I think I just found what I will be spending July's fabric budget was just spent!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  53. Great interview and thanks for the chance to win some of Barbara Jones' fabric, Cherry Fizz!

    sewsister(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  54. The bright, clear colors are really great. Thanks for the peek into the world of the designer.

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  55. Would love to take Cherry Fizz off your hands - thanks for the opportunity to enter. Nice bright fabrics.

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  56. Oh what a joy it would be working with these fabrics. I can just imagine Barbara as a small child in that roadside stand. I'm trying to picture it in my mind - would it be like a small soda jerk store, or maybe a peach stand on the side of the road with a kitchen built in back for preparing the foods? What a nice interview. And a great giveaway.

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  57. beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity :o)

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  58. Thanks for sharing you chat with Barbara. It's always fun to meet the people behind the fabric we love.

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  59. Love the pop of the colors against the black! Very fun!!

    Jaime E.

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  60. Love this fabric line - so fresh and bright! Thanks for the chance!

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  61. These fabrics remind me of summer in the "old days". With the hot weather where I live, the fabric would "cool" my summer!

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  62. Great interview! Would love to play with some Cherry Fizz squares!

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  63. very nice collection. Sparked my interest!

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  64. I love this line and enjoyed reading the interview!

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  65. This line is so inventive! I love it!

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  66. I love the nostagic look of the fabric. Very bright colors.

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  67. Very cute fabric! Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

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  68. What a sweet line of fabric. I absolutely love cherries.

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  69. Love that fabric, so many possibilities - thanks for the interview too.

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  70. Fun fabric line! Love the colors. :)

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  71. What an adorable line of fabric. Love the cheerful colors. Thanks for the interview and giveaway :-)

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  72. I love the retro fabrics with fruits. Fun to work with.

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  73. Be.Still.My.Heart. Oh, that picture of the Fizz fabrics hanging together! I would so love to win those! Thanks for the chance to win a lovely charm pack!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Barbara's fabric collections are always great additions to the stash!

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  75. Isn't this fabric just YUMMY! It is so bright and cheerful. I love it. The Fat Quarter Shop is great to buy from. They are fast and their orders are always perfect.

    Karen in VA Beach, VA

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  76. What a fabulous line, I just adore it, thanks for the chance

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  77. love the fabric! reminds me of my youth, growing up in the 50's.

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  78. Love those reds! Great interview, too.

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  79. I love this line! Bright, cheery, and I like every fabric in it. I can think of several neat projects for Cherry Fizz!

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  80. I like this collection even more now that I know the background.

    thx for the chance to win.

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  81. Great colors and thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  82. This is a great collection of fabrics. They have a retro feel to them. Thanks for a chance to win some.

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  83. This line is so fun! It really does remind me of an old diner or soda shoppe!

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  84. What a lovely set of fabrics! I just love the range of pattern and color...

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  85. Love this fabric and the colors

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  86. I love all the bright cheerful colors. Definitely reminds me of summertime! I would love to win!

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  87. Cherry Fizz looks like summer fun.

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  88. I enjoy reading about how the designers get their inspiration. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

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  89. Cherry Fizz charm pack fits my style!

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  90. I just love all the 50's inspired lines coming out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. wow, what a funky new fabric line. love the bold colors. thanks for a chance!!

    --cheers

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  92. Love the color's and the story behind the line!

    Lisa L

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  93. This group has so many of my fabric colors. I remember those summers.

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  94. I remember cherry fizzes and lime phosphates when I was growing up - and my favorite, 24 Flavors ice cream shop. I do love this fabric and all the memories that go along with it.

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  95. This is such a sweet line. Love all the colors.

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  96. Gorgeous fabric! Great photos too!

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  97. I love this line of fabrics! It's so fun!

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  98. Makes me want a Cherry Coke. Yum

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  99. Yay! Great interview! Love the fabric -- so bright and fresh! Would love to win it! Thanks.

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  100. Love this happy fabric. Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing. Great interview.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  101. Love the fabric! Thanks for a chance to win.
    jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. Lovely fabric! Thanks for the chance.

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  103. What a refreshing name for a very cheery fabric line I'm grateful for the introduction.

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  104. So pretty. I love the yellow!! This collection is wonderful. Thank you!

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  105. The fabric for those charm packs are absolutely charming. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. I love the cherries! It reminds me of spring/summer!! Great colors in the fabric line.

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  107. How cute! Reminds me of Summer-time! Love it! Jenn

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  108. I love Quilt Soup patterns and this fabric is just plain yummy! Thanks.

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  109. Lovely & cute !
    Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  110. Hi I am with you that collection is so cool and the story behind the design is awesome. Please thank her for donating the fabric so you could give some away. It would be nice to have. I don't have a fabric shop around me except Walmart. Have a great weekend.

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  111. I like the fabrics, they do have a nostaligic feel about them.

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  112. Great fabrics, and inspiring photos! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  113. I love the story behind the design! I always love hering about what inspires people to create.

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  114. wow those fabrics really scream SUMMER! I love 'em and thanks for the chance to win - will definitely check out this shop, it's about high time I get to 'planning' my 2nd quilt even though I haven't finished the 1st yet -ha!

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  115. Love these! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. what a cute line of fabrics...and I love the name Cherry Fizz...makes me feel cooler just reading it..

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  117. I love these fabrics for my new kitchen! Some of them really lends themselves to oilcloth. Wouldn't it be great to see those cherries in oilcloth?!

    mattrochelle@msn.com

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  118. I really like this whole line of fabric! Would love to win!
    Thank you

    Vicki

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  119. I can't wait to see what you made! And I'd love a charm pack to play with myself. THANKS~

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  120. This fabric line has a wonderful retro look -- and really great colors!

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  121. With a name like Cherry Fizz and her lovely color palette you can't help but conjure up visions of old fashioned soda shops and saddle shoes...

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  122. What a cute line - and thanks for the giveaway!

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  123. I'm a beginner, and this line would be perfect for me!

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  124. I love this line, thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. What a beautiful line. I have to order some of this!! So summery and fun!

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  126. Cherry Fizz is perfect for my kitchen. Some charms would make some great new potholders. I could use the leftovers to embellish some tea towels. Oh yeah!

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  127. this has got to be one of my all time favorite lines out this summer! LOVE

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  128. ooh i love barbara jones' fabric. thanks for the interview and giveaway!

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  129. So pretty, love the cherries!

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  130. Dear Random Generator, please pick me because I just adore this fabric line. Thank you!!

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  131. Thanks for the chance to win. I LOVE these fabrics and that you bring these designers to our attention. I really enjoy reading how they come up with their designs.

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  132. I love the little cherries on the gingham prints, the details are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. PRETTY SUMMER COLORS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  134. I love these bright vintage look fabrics, they remind me of fabrics my grandmother gave me to encourage me to sew when I was a little girl!

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  135. It's a fabulous line! I think it would make a great tea party quilt for my little girl.

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  136. Such a cheery line of fabric. I'd love to win a charm pack!

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  137. I'm so loving the fabrics in this line! Great giveaway!

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  138. Great interview and an awesome 'photo shoot'!!

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  139. I love this line. thank you for the chance. hugs

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  140. Great fabric. Makes me think of summer and picnics. Thanks for a chance at the charm pack. jmniffer

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  141. Everything about this line screams summer fun... one of my favourites :)

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  142. Cute inspiration story - I also love every print in the line!

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  143. Beautiful fabric! I can't get enough dots! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  144. Another fresh and fun line! Can my budget even stand it?

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  145. Love this fabric!, it does remind me of my childhood too!

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  146. I love the look of this line and the story behind the inspiration!

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  147. Great retro-modern fabric! Hope I win :)

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  148. Great interview, always love to meet the face behind the gorgeous fabric.

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  149. This is a lovely retro line of fabric. Will love to see your creations using the line.... Thanks to all your sponsors for these neat giveaways, especially FQS!

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  150. thanks for sharing the interview and a little of the fab fabrics :)

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  151. LOVE this line!! It just may be best I've ever seen! If I don't win I'm gonna have to buy a bundle!!

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  152. Very cute and stunning fabrics.I love them!!

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  153. Love this fabric! Thanks :)

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  154. Adorable fabric! You are so lucky to get to play with it! Thanks for sharing... :)

    Sandy A

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  155. cherry fizz is so cute! please enter me in the giveaway!

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  156. Such a cute line! I would love to win some!

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  157. Thanks for a great interview and giveaway!

    eleanor(at)unfamiliarceiling(dot)com

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  158. That was a very good interview, good questions asked! The fabrics are just beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.
    mrsunclefuzzy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  160. Cherry fabrics are my <3 thanks for the chance to win this bundle!

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  161. Love bright reds and the cherry fizz is just so bright and colorful. I'd love to win.

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  162. 74 comments on giveaways I would love to win, not my number yet. Lovely fabric.

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  163. I would love to have some Cherry Fizz. I enjoyed the interview.

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  164. Love these...reminds you of the good old summer..sitting on a blanket under the cherry tree with a picnic. Would love to win some for my stash! Thanks for the chance.

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  165. Beautiful fabrics....thanks for the chance to win some!!

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  166. I love the fabrics! So colorful and cheery! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  167. Another fab giveaway with fab fabrics!! I do love that colour combo. Tania

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  168. Absolutely love Barbara Jones Cherry Fizz line. I could not pick a favorite fabric out of the group, love them all. I'll have to buy them all, but it would be nice to win.

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  169. These would be a fabulous addition to my stash!

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  170. I love the bright and colorful fabrics. Oh the quilts that could be made with them. Thank you for sharing the line.

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  171. Love this fabric - it's so fresh. Thanks for sharing!

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  172. Love the colors and fun patterns!! Thanks for the giveaway!! Jayne

    jblafleur@aol.com

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  173. Love the colors and fun patterns!! Thanks for the giveaway!! Jayne

    jblafleur@aol.com

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  174. Love!! Thanks for the giveaway!! Jayne

    jblafleur@aol.com

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  175. What a lovely line of fabrics this Cherry Fizz is. Thanks for a chance to win some of it.

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  176. The colors look like Cherry Fizz, bright and cheerful. They look delicious.

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  177. Wow I love your giveaways!!!

    katrina_hertzer2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  178. I love those cherries! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sewlori27@yahoo.com

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