Friday, August 19, 2011

Strawberry Fields by Joanna Figueroa | A Fat Quarter Shop Friday Sponsored Post


Welcome to another fabric filled edition of Fat Quarter Shop Friday where we bring you information and insight from some of your favorite fabric designers!

Moda designer Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. is here to talk with us about her latest release Strawberry fields.

As quilters, we've all known and come to love Joanna's designs for Fig Tree. Walking though any quilt shop you can always point out Fig Tree & Co. collections. Her designs have a familiar feel and are comfortably incorporated into any project.

Bursting with bright, summery colors Strawberry Fields is an exciting line and one of my favorites released by Joanna. It even incorporates grey, a VERY popular color we've seen in many new lines.

Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree & Co.

RWQ: How long have you been designing fabric Joanna? What is your design background?

I started designing fabric for MODA about 7 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed the ride of creating fabric designs along with all of the other products that we have worked on over the years. My style and design sense has changed and evolved slightly over the years but we have stayed more or less true to that look that we call “Fresh Vintage”- straddling the line between vintage in design and fresh in color scheme.

In terms of background, I worked on graphic design in college but since my parents didn’t think I could ever make a living doing that [I like to to point out to them whenever I can, that I am indeed doing just that now!], it took a back seat to my political science and education major. Nevertheless, ever since I was a little girl as well as an adult, I have always dabbled in art of some sort and when I discovered fabric, it was one of those “aha” moments. It quickly became my favorite medium and I more or less stopped working with most other types of art. Fabric feels like my home.

Since then I have gone back to school for fabric design and worked on other design, photography and computer skills on the side. The best teacher however, has been practice and deadlines. Although we all hate them, I think that deadlines are a God send to creative types- giving us something that we know we have to work toward and a time when we know we HAVE TO stop tweaking with the final product. Since I can pretty much tweak with a fabric or quilt design forever, the deadline saves me at some point even though I hate it every time!

RWQ: I love the concept of "Fresh Vintage." It's an idea very close to my own design preferences. Where do you draw your inspiration from when designing? What is your starting point for a design concept?

For me, the inspiration almost always starts with a color palette and then goes from there to develop into prints and groupings, etc. The palette itself can come from anywhere as I find that I am always looking at color wherever I go. I have developed fabric palettes from old china plates that I fell in love with at the flea market, a grouping of antique bowls, the inside of a hatbox, a vintage children’s illustration, a vintage French floral textile, a grouping of peonies from my favorite florist, etc, etc. Its one of those things that my husband refers to as a “blessing and a curse” [one of his favorite lines from one of our favorite shows, MONK] in that my head is always full of new inspiration but I just don’t have the time to create something out of all of it. So sometimes, it torments me a bit, keeping me up at night. But in general, I love it.

Fig Tree Market Booth

RWQ: Strawberry Fields is a great summer line. How did the concept start for you?

Strawberry Fields is my own take on a retro summer. I always say that I would have loved to live in the 50’s. Well at least fashion wise because I surely wouldn’t make a very good 50’s housewife LOL! I would love to live in those twirly skirts with crinolines underneath and little cardigan sweaters! And Strawberry Fields is the collection I would want to sew those clothes from and the fabrics I would want to picnic on, as I dressed in those clothes! I can see it all in my head right now!

Strawberry Fields

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

My favorite print in this grouping is easily the large floral- probably in the grey and green colorways. Although I love the red, the aqua and the cream too. I guess I don’t have a favorite in there after all. I just love that floral!!










RWQ: Fig Tree & Co. has released several beautiful lines with Moda, can you briefly tell us about them?

I am currently working on my 22nd collection [I did have to look up the collections on my own website to do the math for this question!] and I still love it as much as I did with that very first one when I had so little idea of what I was doing. The collections move back and forth from more traditional to a bit more fresh so that we can keep all of our customers happy. Hence, our favorite tag line of “Fresh Vintage”. Right now I am working on a group that has a few new colors in it that I am really excited about but we’ll have to see how all of the colors “play together” once the strikeoffs come back later on this summer.

Right after Strawberry Fields, we went a bit more traditional again and Butterscotch & Rose, which releases this coming October, is a throwback to some of our earlier collections with deeper, more traditional colors and feel. My favorite print in that group is the 2-color geranium print. I could have done that one in every single colorway but there just wasn’t enough room!

The next collection after Butterscotch will be the one with some of those new colors. We will all [including me] have to wait and see how that plays out!

RWQ: Are you a quilter? How would you describe your quilting "style"? Are there any forms of crafting or general creativity you enjoy?

Actually I was a quilter first, a designer second and a sewer last. My business started off with one of a kind small quilted wall hangings and pillows that I sold to local boutiques and craft fairs. Oh how I remember those craft fairs! Our business name was “Figlets” back then. Then slowly the business branched out into quilt pattern production, then teaching locally and nationally, then designing fabric and then moving into other surface design. The sewing of children’s garments and accessories actually came last for me. It is not my background but I have loved learning it over the last couple of years. It adds a whole other dimension to sewing- literally 3 dimensional projects are so different than quilts which are pretty much a 2 dimensional work of art [more or less].

It has been kind of a funny process for me because these days it seems that more people are moving from this direction into quilting whereas back when I started it was all quilting and hardly anything else. The younger home sewer crowd was just starting out, blogs were completely unknown and most people who sewed and designed were all quilters first. Wow, I am really dating myself here! Lets just say that I have been quilting since before I started having kids and leave it at that!

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

That’s actually one of the easiest parts for me! Isn’t it funny how we all love and struggle with different parts of the process. I am constantly coming up with new names for things and so I keep a list, or actually its more like a dozen lists of different names that I think might work for a print or a color, an entire collection or a quilt or sewing pattern. Naming them usually happens at the beginning for me if its a fabric collection and at the end if it is a pattern for a quilt or a garment. In that case, it is a little like the icing on the cake. Once I’ve named it, its done and ready to go to press check!

RWQ: Thanks for talking with me today Joanna. How can my readers find more information about you and your company?

Our website is www.figtreeandco.com and my blog is www.figtreequilts.typepad.com.

Oh and I twitter under @figtreeandco too. The best way to get our coupons and hear about our special offers, kits, etc is to sign up for our newsletter under the contact us button on our website.

Strawberry Fields

The lovely folks at Moda have sent me several pieces of fabric to give away.

To enter for your chance to win, please leave a comment on this post. Feel free to let us know how much you like Strawberry Fields and what you'd like to make with it! Only one entry per person. All duplicate entries will be deleted!

I will draw several winners using the Random Number Generator and announce them here on Wednesday, August 24, 2011!

Strawberry Picnic Quilt

Strawberry Picnic, a quilt I designed using Strawberry Fields will be released as a pattern on 9/25. If you'd like to see the quilt in person and receive a free copy of the pattern, please plan to visit the Delaware County Historical Association during their annual quilt show the weekend of 9/24-25. I will have a booth and show my quilts there on Sunday.

Fat Quarter Shop

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292 comments:

  1. I would love to use Strawberry Fields to make a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Oh wow! I just fell in love with Strawberry Fields all over again! This line is one of my favorite of all time.

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  3. I am a fig tree "clubber" and so I am excited to make club kit project! I love Joanna's fabric because, its bright and fun enough for me to want to look at, but still traditional for a quilt for the grandma!

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  4. It's such an appealing fabric line isn't it. I'd actually like to make your Picnic quilt.

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  5. Strawberry Fields - my fave fruit and love this fabric line. I would make a quilt (maybe my first Carrie Nelson pattern) with this lovely line.

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  6. Hi Ryan!
    Thanks for sharing this. I really enjoyed reading this. It is great way to see what a designer does. I love this line and i love the "fresh Vintage" Look! I would make a Hexie Table runner with this beautiful fabric! Thank you for a chance to win. I really enjoy your blog.
    Miriam

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  7. I love strawberry fields, I know a little girl who I promised a quilt to before she was born and now she is almost 1!

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  8. Strawberries are so sweet & Strawberry Fields is such a sweet fabric. It would make a great quilt for any age girl! Thanks for the great interview & the chance to win some.

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  9. I'm thinking that some of those fabrics would make a cute reversible skirt! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  10. I've had my eyes on Strawberry Fields for a while now and really would love to win some. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. Strawberry Fields is so cute! Her "fresh vintage" style really speaks to me. I love her designs

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  12. Oh I love this line and I love the pattern you created!!!!

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  13. I always think of the song when I hear this fabric line-lol!

    I would make a very girly baby quilt.

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  14. I am having so much fun making my FQS BOM with these fabrics.

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  15. I just love how beautifully the prints in this collection work together. I would love to make some of those chair cushions!

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  16. I would loooove to make a table runner out of some Strawberry Fields fabric. Her tagline, "fresh vintage" is absolutely perfect!

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  17. I love Strawberry Fields and would love to make a baby quilt with this. What fun!

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  18. Strawberry Fields is so cheery! I would love to make a beautiful tablecloth with it. Joanna has the most beautiful fabric collections. Ryan, love your new pattern!

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  19. Beautiful fabric! I love all the projects I've seen with this line.

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  20. Strawberry Fields is so yummy. I'm making some string blocks so propably that. Thanks

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  21. This is yummy fabric. I'd make a picnic quilt.

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  22. I would love to use these fabrics for a throw for my Mom. These prints remind me of my Granny and my Mom would love the reminder of her Mom:) As always, thanks Ryan for all you do!!!

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  23. Love this line!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  24. Strawberry Fields is my favorite line of Joanna Figueroa and I would love to make pillows for my sun porch.

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  25. What a beautiful line of fabric! I just love that Kiss Me quilt that Joan designed, I would love to make that! I think one of the things I like most about Fridays on the blogs is featuring new lines of fabrics and the designers. I just look forward to it all week. Thank Joan and Thank you Ryan!

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  26. Nice interview! This line is so pretty. I would probably make an apron with it.

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  27. I have only gotten my hands on a charm pack of Strawberry Fields and it is going to be made into a baby quilt (for a baby that lives on a beautiful farm). I have a charm and a JR of Butterscotch & Roses already!! That 'might' become my favorite, pushing Patisserie to second place. ;)

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  28. Strawberry Picnic is such a cute pattern would love to make it with this fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  29. I would love to use strawberry field for my next quilt!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  30. I love it, I want it !!! Such gorgeous colours and soooo summer-y.

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  31. What a beautiful fabric line. I love all of her fabrics.

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  32. I love your fabric designs and thank you for sharing your insight with us. I am new quilting so I do not know what I would make yet.

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  33. Strawberry fields is such great fabric, I would love to make a beautiful quilt.

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  34. I just love the polka dots with the flowers. I love polka dots a lot!

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  35. Summer is coming up here in Australia and I would love to make a new quilt for my daughters bed and I think Strawberry Fields would be perfect.

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  36. Lovely, fresh fabric. Just so pretty! Thank you so much for the chance to win some!

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  37. I love how your "strawberry" pink and blues play off the red and aqua trend but are somehow softer.

    I'm already thinking about using the block in your "picnic" quilt - with your lovely line or another. (I love HST's! Which sounds weird in Canada where we complain about "Harmonized Sales Tax!)

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  38. I just love Fig Tree fabrics. I would love to make a summery lap size quilt

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  39. What a lovely fabric line! So soft and comfortable. Thanks for the chance to have some at my home!

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  40. What gorgeous fabrics! I'd make a quilt!

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  41. I love the floral design in the Strawberry Fields group.I would make a vintage style quilt for my guest room.

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  42. I would make a quilt for my niece - apparently she has been begging for one :)

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  43. Beautiful fabric . . . and I love your pattern Ryan! Thanks for the chance.

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  44. What beautiful fabric. I would love to make a quilt with it.

    Debbie

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  45. I think Fresh Vintage is fantastic and love Strawberry Fields. I think maybe some pillow cases and blankets. Thanks for the chance!

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  46. I'd love to have a couple of the red prints to put with my red stash that I'm saving up for my Dear Jane inspired sampler. Thanks for the interview, and thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  47. I love the reds in Strawberry fields-they really make the collection pop!

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  48. I really like the yellows. I have very few yellows in my stash and these would fill a hole.

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  49. I received some charm packs of Strawberry Fields back in May and made a picnic quilt with it. Just love Fig Tree fabrics and the lines all play so nicely together - so I can use every bit of luscious tidbit.

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  50. I've been eyeing this line, and I'd love to make a little purse for starters, and a small round runner for my coffee table. Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance :)

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  51. I love Strawberry Fields especially the polka dots. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was going to be a favorite. And your picnic quilt is to die for. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. I love the cozy feel of this line. It's the kind of fabric I want to make a quilt to lay out on a big ol' bed, and have a stack of magazines to thumb through while drinking some of my mom's hot chocolate.
    mmm.
    I'd also be tempted to make some little reversible smock dresses out of it, too.
    ...oh, and some cute casserole carriers.
    And a zipper pouch or two.

    (Nobody said just how much I had to start with when asking "What would you make with this...") :)

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  53. I'm trying to learn how to make hexis, I'd love to make some out of this fabric! It's just so pretty.

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  54. I am a sewer so I would want to make some thing like an apron or little girls skirts. I think that i really need to quilt more so maybe another quilt. I don't know I just really want it.

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  55. I do like Joanna's fabrics- so many lovely florals and such summery feel to the Strawberry Fields line. Thanks for the chance to win some of her fabrics. The Fat quarter shop has some great fabrics-
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  56. I would love to make something with Strawberry Fields! I'm still working with Buttercup! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Love the cozy feel of Strawberry Fields. I would make placemats and coasters with this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I just love the luscious colors and beautiful prints in Strawberry Fields. I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. I really like the quilt you made. These Strawberry Fields colors are so soft. They just look cuddly. Of course I would make a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. Strawberry reminds me of the delicious red yummy berry type. I may be hungry every time I work on it.

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  61. great interview with Joanna! I love Strawberry Fields...it would be fun to make some Summer throw pillows with it if I won! thanks for the chance!

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  62. I think I would make a baby quilt out of it - its so pretty.

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  63. I love the fresh vintage and how each of her lines can coordinate and mix with the next. It is great to learn more about Joanna and Strawberry Fields!

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  64. I LOVE Joanna's fabric designs. I think Strawberry Fields is my favorite. I would like to make Fig Tree's Stem quilt with this group. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. I love this collection of fabrics. They are just so fresh looking! I think I would make a tablecloth quilt so I could look at it all day. Of course, I'd take it off the table when dinner time comes around!

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  66. I think Strawberry Fields would make a great summertime picnic or beach quilt!

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  67. I love everything Fig Tree. Have already made a small wall hanging with Strawberry Fields charm pack. Now I have seen you picnic quilt I want to make that too! Linda

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  68. I love the Strawberru Fields fabrics. I have made a hexagonquilt with Stawberry Fields fabrics. I also go to make the quilt Kiss Me. Your pattern Strawberry Picnic is beatiful. Hugs from Norway.

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  69. I love all Fig Tree fabrics, Joanna does such a great job with them all! I just recently finished 2 quilt tops with Breakfast at Tiffanys. I would love some Strawberry Fields :) Thanks Ryan

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  70. Would love to work with Strawberry Fields. Thanks for the chance!

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  71. The colours are so nice! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Oddly enough it is difficult to find a fabric line that matches my kitchen. There are a few pieces in this line that would work in my kitchen so I think I would make some towels, hot pads, and maybe a wall hanging. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Love the colours. This line would be perfect made up into a quilt for my mother.

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  74. I love Strawberry Fields! As soon as I first saw the line I thought of my grandmother who had a strawberry theme in her dining room when I was growing up. I want to make her a quilt from this line!

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  75. I <3 fig tree quilts! Every single collection is beautiful and works so well together! Thanks for the chance to win- I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  76. OK, RYAN your quilt inspired me to think that I could make a great quilt from this great line of fabric. count me in.

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  77. I love strawberry fields and have a strawberry fields charm pack. I love the aquas ... and the reds ... did I mentioned the grays? Actually I love the whole collection. With my little charm pack I wanna make a small version of Camille Roskelley's Simple Abundance pattern. If I'll get some more strawberry fields who knows?
    Greetings from germany
    Hildy

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  78. Wow, that is a beautiful collection! I really love the grey mixed in. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  79. I would love to use Strawberry Fields to make the "Kiss Me" quilt from Fig Tree. Thanks for the give away.

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  80. What an excellent interview! I love all things Fig Tree (I actually just sent a top off to the quilter using Fig Tree fabric - it's called "Figgy Love") Thanks for a chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  81. I would definitely make a cozy lap quilt with Strawberry Fields - beautiful fabric line... I still can't decide which is my favorite colourway as they are gorgeous!!

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  82. This is beautiful fabric, I would love to use it to make a quilt!
    Thanks!

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  83. I always love Joanne's fabric lines, and this is no exception. Very comfortable feel. A lap quilt would be my choice for something to make. Kathie L in Allentown

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  84. I LOVE all things Fig Tree!! I would make a gorgeous quilt with the fabric!

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  85. That Strawberry Picnic pattern is so cute. I'd love to make something like that for my MIL who would love these fabrics and colors.

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  86. I would love to use Strawberry Fields to make a quilt.

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  87. I really like this line of fabic and the concept of Vintage Fresh. Fits me perfectly. I would make a quilt if I won any of this fabric. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  88. I have loved the Strawberry Fields line since I first saw it. It has a vintage feel and bright wonderful colors. I could see a table runner and some pot holders in the making. I would love to win. thanks

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  89. I love "Strawberry Fields". I have made two quilts and a table topper with the fabric, and wish that I had more. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. Joanna surely hit a home run with Strawberry Fields. Very close rendition of the same fabrics found in the 50's. Colors are extraordinarily used to be sure that each nuance of the fabric design does not go unnoticed. Great interview. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  91. Thanks for a chance. Like every other comment - I love Strawberry Fields. Actually, anything by FigTree.

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  92. Definitely to make a quilt (and keep it for me!).

    Thank you for sharing.

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  93. these colors remind me of my sweet aunt who cuddles, loves, cheers us up and inspires. I want to make a quilt for her out of them. So pretty so peaceful

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  94. what a fun fabric line. I would use some of the fabric colors in quilts for my daughters and other colors for skirts or dresses for them.

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  95. Love Strawberry Fields ... it is "summer" ... I'm thinking a sampler ... thanks for the chance!

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  96. I love Strawberry Fields and would make a lap quilt with it.

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  97. I've got a few patterns from her book that I would make using the fabric. Been waiting to start on them after getting the right fabric and I love how her quilts and fabrics really go together.

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  98. Oh my - I would use Strawberry Fields to make a bed quilt for my 7 year old. It's just sweet enough for a young girl, but also "grown-up" enough for a young lady entering 2nd grade.

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  99. I really like this line of fabrics! Would love to win!

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  100. I'd like to make the Strawberry Picnic quilt with the Strawberry Fields fabric. It's gorgeous!

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  101. I do love the reds, yellows and soft greens in Strawberry Fields - and the fun retro vibe. I think this fabric would be perfect for little girl dresses, aprons, or a baby quilt.

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  102. I love Strawberry Fields, as much as I love all the other lines she's done!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  103. I love the grays in Strawberry fields. Just a classic!

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  104. Thanks for the chance to win!
    :)

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  105. Oh, this is yummy and reminds me of my grandmother's house! I love it - it looks so fresh! Karen in VA Beach

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  106. Perhaps a quilt!!!
    Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  107. Beautiful fabric for everything.

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  108. Strawberry Fields....what a lovely line of fabric. I think I would like to just sit and pet it for a while.

    Wouldn't be beautiful made into the Swoon quilt.

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  109. love this collection! - although I don't make clothing any more, it tempts me to make a dress out of it

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  110. I'm making a quilt with Strawberry Fields right now... I'd love to make another one. I love it!

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  111. Its a beautiful line! Theres so many things to make - a lapquilt, a tablecloth, a tablerunner for my dresser in the hall, a babyquilt for a little girl who is coming in a few months etc etc :o) Would love to win!!!

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  112. Strawberry Fields is a collection I've been eyeing for some time now. I would love to make a quilt with it!

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  113. Strawberry Fields is such a fabulous line! I love It! The colors are so warm and bright and the berry prints are really fun. The grey was a great addition. I'd love to make a quilt with it! I think I'd like to use Camile Roskelly's Swoon pattern, but I also have a stack of Fig Tree Patterns, so Chintz or Vanilla Blossoms would be strong possibilities.

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  114. Strawberry Fields is so sweet and feminine! I am envisioning a couple of tote bags for my daughter-in-laws with it.

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  115. Strawberry Fields would make the perfect picnic quilt for a good friend, and I love the idea of embellishing flour sack towels with it as well. Thank you.

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  116. I have so many ideas at to what I could do with Strawberry Fields. It is a beautiful line of fabric.

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  117. It's a beautiful group of fabrics! The picnic quilt shown would be great, but how could you go wrong using it in any project? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  118. Hi all!
    I am drooling over Strawberry Fields! I would make large Dresden Plate blocks on a king size quilt for our bed so I could keep it close to me every night!
    Thanks for the giveaway and I have my fingers, toes, ankles crossed!
    Take care, Leslie

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  119. Such a beautiful line!
    The Strawberry Picnic quilt pattern looks so sweet :D

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  120. I love Strawberry Picnic! What a beautiful use of such gorgeous fabric.''Fresh'' is what comes to mind too!

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  121. I like the bright, summery colors of Strawberry Fields. I have a charm pack of fabric and am trying to decide what to use it for. I really like the Strawberry Picnic pattern,so maybe I'll make that! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  122. Joanna's designs are what drew me into the whole world of designer quilting fabric and collections.
    To celebrate that fact I've been doing my Farmer's Wife Quilt Along quilt in only Fig Tree!

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  123. Oh a quilt for sure, with sweet granddaughters under 4 I've lots of quilts still to be made for them!

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  124. Joanna's fabrics always have such a soft pretty look and I absolutely love her patterns. If I won I would pair Strawberry fields with one of her great patterns.

    BTW, love your new pattern!

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  125. I really like the colors in Strawberry Fields. This line actually does remind me of vintage. Would love to win some. Thanks for the chance.

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  126. Strawberry Fields is my favourite line so far from Joanna and I've seen several projects that I'd LOVE to make from it! You're now tempting me some more with your great Strawberry Picnic quilt :)

    Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

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  127. I love strawberry fields to make a quilt.

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  128. Beautiful line! I think strawberry fields wound make a great quilt and jonaana has some beautiful patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  129. A quilt with lots of baskets full of delicious red strawberries. Thanks for the inspiration and opportunity to carry it through!

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  130. Great interview. Another great line of Moda fabric and more great lines to look forward to. Thank you Ryan for bringing followers into the life of figtree and Moda.

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  131. Oops forgot to mention a great quilt shop FatQuarterShop. I love their customer service.

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  132. Strawberries are my favorite fruit - is that enough of a reason to love Strawberry Fields? :)

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  133. Would love to win! This is currently my favorite fabric. I'm currently making a BOM with this fabric.

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  134. I love Strawberry Fields!! I love anything strasberry! I want to make a wall hanging.

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  135. I absolutely LOVE Strawberry Fields but the I have loved every one of Joanna's lines. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  136. Looks like a great collection! I would add Strawberry Fields to my current yo-yo quilt.

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  137. lovely. thank you for this chance. hugs

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  138. I signed up for FQS block of the month just because they were using Strawberry Fields!
    I am a bit of a Fig Tree groupie. I've used Mill House Inn, Fig and Plum, the Audrey wrap skirt pattern and have an unused Fresh Cottons jelly roll.

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  139. i love the leaves/vines quilt behind her in the quilt market photo- gorgeous! i'd track that down to make it!

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  140. Such lovely fabric!

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  141. I love the vintage, summery feel of Strawberry Fields. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  142. Well I have been on the fence about jumping into the Farmers Wife quilt-a-long,if I had the Strawberry Fields fabric line I would have no more excuses!! This line is beautiful!

    Lisa L

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  143. I love the reds and creams in this collection. I would probably have to make a quilt and a bag. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  144. Pretty collection! I'd make some pillows and a lap quilt for my living room, so I could remember summer when it gets cold!

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  145. I love Strawberry Fields! I want to make a quilt with it, I'm just having a hard time deciding which pattern to use. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  146. Would love to make a quilt with this fabric...so pretty!

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  147. I love the blues and greens in Strawberry Fields! I have several of Joanna's patterns in my sewing room, patiently awaiting their turn!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  148. Hi there
    I would love to be able to make a Strawberry Fields Quilt. Thanks so for the yummy giveaway
    Cheers
    Catie

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  149. The colors are so soft. A quilt in those colors would be ideal for snuggling.

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  150. My favorite color is red, so I am obviously a sucker for this collection. That Kiss Me pattern is just lovely, as is the Picnic one, of course!

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  151. Beautiful! I can see a beautiful tote/purse made with this. So pretty!

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  152. This is so fresh and fun - I would love a quilt from this - or a tote bag - or some "dressing" for my dining room -

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  153. I love the interviews with the designers. Thanks. I think this fabric would be lovely for a quilt in a guest room that granddaughters would use.

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  154. Such a pretty line - and a great interview. I like the Fresh Vintage line in the interview - it does capture the feel. This feels very cottagey to me - probably an association with antique-ing. But the colors are fresher, newer.

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  155. I really like the aqua and grey in this line. I think I would make some kitchen towels and napkins... such a beautiful summer line! Thanks!

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  156. I love this fabric! I think a picnic quilt would be perfect. Thanks for the chance!

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  157. I love everything about this fabric! I would love to make a quilt out of it! Thanks for the chance!

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  158. Thanks so much for the great interview! Joanna's fabrics are some of my absolute favorites. I love how the fabrics from the various collections coordinate so well together!

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  159. I enjoyed reading this post. The fabric is just lovely and would complement my sewing room. I would make a quilted cover for both my sewing machine and serger along with a chair pad, pin cushion and other coordinates to liven up that area. Perhaps I would also create a new ribbon memo board to match.

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  160. I would love to make my first pinwheel quilt with some Strawberry Fields!

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  161. I love all of Joanna's fabrics and have some of the patterns and also fabrics from different collections.

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  162. such a lovely summery palette. Love it!

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  163. i would love to make a lap quilt for myself out of these fabrics! thanks for a chance to win@

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  164. I'd love to win! I'd make a quilt for my Mom. This is right up her alley. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  165. I love the Strawberry Fields Strawberry Berry Flowers, I'm addicted to small scale prints.

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  166. I am just starting to quilt and I am LOVING it!! I particularly love this line of fabric. Thanks for the chance :)

    vhenline(at)gmail(dot)com

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  167. I would love to win and use Strawberry Fields to make a quilt..Great giveaway! Thanks, Edna

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  168. I would love to use strawberry fields to make a table cloth and napkins.

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  169. I would love to make a quilt like your picnic one. I am a new quilter. Thank you to those who are making this giveaway possible. Beautiful fabric.

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  170. Thanks for another great interview!

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  171. I LOVE Strawberry Fields, my favorite of Joanna's lines thus far. I have two charm packs set aside to make her Quilt Taffy pattern for my MIL... I may have to reconsider that though until the release of your new pattern Ryan. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  172. Strawberry Fields is my favorite collection from Fig Tree and from this summer. I signed up for Fig Tree Club at my LQS and this last quarter's kit was using this line. I have already made the quilt top and can't wait to have it quilted to enjoy!

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  173. I love your Strawberry Picnic pattern. The grey is a great addition to your line of fabrics. Beautiful!

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  174. Beautiful fabric - I would love to make a quilt for my mother in law who loves it! thanks!

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  175. I love your Strawberry Picnic pattern. The grey is a great addition to your line of fabrics. Beautiful!

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  176. Looks like a great fabric line! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  177. This is gonna be a pretty bag with ruffles.

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  178. I love Joanna's fabrics. And I love Strawberry Fields....I do have some and was waiting for a pattern to come to minds to get more and make a quilt. The Strawberry Picnic quilt is lovely, but Wy is a long way from Delaware to get a free pattern. Can I find the pattern elsewhere??? Enjoyed the post. Thanks.

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  179. I absolutely love Joanna's fabrics. I would love to use her subtle fabrics using my new twister ruller

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  180. Strawberry Fields is such a yummy fabric line! I would love to make a wonky stars quilt with it.

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  181. I love all of Joanna's fabrics. I'd probably make a table runner. I made a beautiful quilt with Joanna's Mill House line. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  182. i have really been wanting this fabric for a picnic quilt! I really enjoy your interviews.

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  183. I would use this fabric to make a bed runner for my guestroom. It is so very pretty!

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  184. The colors and prints in that collection are just adorable! I think they would be lovely to make a collection of kitchen goodies. Decorated towels, hot pads, coordinating curtains, etc. They're all so bright and cheery! Thanks for the chance.

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  185. Gorgeous fabrics! perfect for a picnic quilt!

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  186. Love this line! Love how it combines traditional with a modern twist!

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  187. I'd love to win a piece, I think I would make it into a lovely summery bag!

    Thanks, Tania.

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  188. I love the Strawberry Fields range of fabrics....so pretty! I'll have to find out where I can buy a copy of your pattern :) Barb.

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  189. I love Strawberry Fields! It's such a soft, lovely fabric line. Keep up the good work you two!

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  190. i would love to amke a quilt for my daughters bed with these fabrics!

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  191. So pretty
    I have a friend who will buy anything thing with strawberries on it,in it etc.
    I would make her a bday present

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  192. I love everything that Joanna has created. Just seeing her smile in that picture made me smile. Fig Tree fabrics always have a special quality about them, I think it's the colors. Always beautiful. Thanks.

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  193. Strawberry Fields has been on my list of must-haves since I started seeing it pop up on blogs forever ago. Its such a fresh, yet timeless line! I'd probably hoard it if I won -- I'd need to find the PERFECT quilt pattern to use with it!

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  194. I love the fresh colors and great prints in Strawberry Fields. I would love to win some. Thank you for the opportunity. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  195. I love the Strawberry Fields line. The colors are great. I would make a vintage pattern quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  196. I love, love, love all the Fig Tree fabrics and this one is wonderful. I would make that quilt you showed.

    Amy
    abf3615@aol.com

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  197. Strawberry Fields are so bright and just waiting to become a quilt. When those winter days are upon us I would wrap up in my strawberry fields quilt which would remind me of the fields of strawberries to come this spring.

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  198. I love how soft and smooth Moda fabrics are. This one is no exception. Who could not love a strawberry themed fabric. Strawberries absolutely mean summer for me.

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