Thursday, November 17, 2011

Designer Spotlight | New Patterns from Amanda Murphy Design


On this edition of the RWQ Designer Spotlight series, fabric and pattern designer Amanda Murphy is here today to introduce her new patterns that were just released and will be available at your favorite fabric shop soon!

Amanda has added 8 new patterns to her portfolio that feature fabrics from her Swiss Chocolate and Veranda lines for Robert Kaufman. Several also include new fabrics from Laurie Wisbrun (Modern Whimsy) and Kona Solids.

I really enjoyed looking over the preview patterns Amanda sent to me. I think she has a great eye for modern design and came up with this clever poem to tell you all about her new patterns.

Be sure to click the links she included as they will take you to her blog and posts about each individual pattern!

"A big "thank you" to Ryan for inviting me to guest-blog,

Like many of you, of quilts I have a backlog.

So I thought I'd take a just minute or two,

To share some of my recent work with you.

I confess I have a crush on Kona, you see,

So designing for Robert Kaufman has been fortunate for me.

Such a wide range of colors I have in my stash -

If you came to my house we'd have a quilting bash!

That rainbow of colors covering my design wall

Inspired my new patterns debuting this fall.

First there's Bedazzled, where one block design attains

The illusion of several interlocking chains!

Make some changes and add another block in

And Beribboned arrives where Bedazzled had been.

And if you, by chance, have holiday travel plans,

Yo-yos for Bejeweled would occupy your hands,

For quilters like to stay busy, when the work involves sewing,

(Of cleaning and dusting I claim not to be knowing.)

Bejeweled features Modern Whimsy, which is colorful fun,

Make some matching yo-yos and you are almost done!

And then there are reprints - designs from the past -

Instructions for which people have repeatedly asked...

Garden Jewels features Veranda, a favorite of mine,

Flying geese and bright colors are simply divine.

Caramel and Cocoa is a modern bargello,

That is great for modern prints or your favorite fellow.

You can make Garden Sampler to display on a bed.

The big blocks are quick with fabric and thread.

Also perfect for lots of feature prints, I think,

Is Cafe Mocha - so fun to sew. (Or to drink!)

But which wins my heart? My blog friends could guess.

Beflowered is my favorite, I must confess.

Triangles, hexes, and lots of flowers,

Came together in a design that kept me busy for hours.

But it was so gratifying to see my design plans

Emerge from fabric I cut with my own hands.

And that is why I love quilters, you see.

They value their friends and their art (and they even put up with this poem from me).

There is no greater gift that a quilter can impart

Than to use someone's patterns to create their own art.

So on behalf of designers and in the spirit of celebration,

Thanks for giving life to our ideas with your creations!

Thanks again, Ryan, for inviting me to guest blog."



Thanks so much Amanda for visiting with me today. I hope everyone enjoyed your poem as much as I did.

If you'd like to win a bundle of Amanda's new patterns, please leave a comment on this post letting me know. Feel free to tell me what pattern is your favorite and what fabric you'd like to make it with!

Only one entry per person, please. All duplicate entries will be deleted!

I will draw two winners using the Random Number Generator and announce them here in an upcoming post!

For a second chance to win, please visit Amanda's blog because she'd also like to know what new pattern is your favorite!

All of Amanda's patterns will be available soon at the Fat Quarter Shop!


Happy quilting,

204 comments:

  1. I like Beribboned and it would be gorgeous in solids! Thank you.

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  2. I love Beflowered but I love Cafe Mocha more. I wouldn't use coffee colors though, I'd make it in pinks & greens! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. I would choose Garden Jewels. I don't know what fabric I would use, I had a hard enough time picking out the pattern! Thanks for the spotlight.

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  4. I'd love to make the Cafe Mocha pattern with some Kumari Garden fabric :) THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Oooo, I love Caramel and Cocoa and Bejeweled, and would have a hard time choosing. Fabric? Oh, I really like to mull over fabric choices--that step is a big part of the fun of making a quilt.

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  6. I love the Beflowered pattern.Too many beautiful fabrics to choose from. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. Bejeweled is my new fav! Thanks for asking.

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  8. I love the Garden Sampler pattern and would probably select Veranda to use. Thanks for the chance to win some beauties!

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  9. I love Bedazzled. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. At the moment I like Cafe Mocha the best and I would love to see it in Veranda!

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  11. My favorite pattern form this bunch is Garden Jewel. I have a Marcia Derse stash that I'd be willing to cut into--that'd be a first. Oh, yes, if I win, that's exactly what i'll do!!

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  12. I love bejeweled and carmel and cocao they would all be gorgeous, I am not sure what fabric I would use thank you for the chance to win

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  13. My favorite is bedazzled. I was just thinking it might be cute with some solids and some of the soon to be released pieces from Moda's Salt Air.

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  14. 1) Bejeweled in Veranda or 2)Beribboned in Sew Cherry.

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  15. I have a clover yoyo maker, so I think I'd like to try out Bejeweled.
    The Mochi Yum Yum fabrics are bright and cheerful, so I think they would work well with this quilt.

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  16. Cafe Mocha! What fabric line? Too difficult to choose! I'd want to find some Swiss Chocolate - I'd hunt to the ends of the earth.

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  17. I love the Garden Jewels design but all the patterns are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing such a great interview with Amanda.
    I really like Amelia by Me and My Sister. I think it would look great.

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  18. They are all lovely patterns. My favourite is the Beflowered! I don't know what range I would use.

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  19. They all look great, I am a scrappy gal and think the Beflowered would right up my garden alley.

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  20. I like Beribboned and Cafe Mocha. I'm not sure what I'd want to make them in, but I am looking for a project for Terrain. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I want to make Caramel and Cocoa in yellow/grey. I'm LOVING that pattern right now (and am late on the trendy color bandwagon, so...)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I really like the Cafe Mocha one. But all of them are very pretty.

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  23. bejeweled is my favorite [i do like them all]and i have a pear tree bundle coming in soon that would do nicely for this quilt. thank you kinidly for the opportunity to win a bunch of amanda's pretty patterns.

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  24. My favorite is Beflowered too! I'd love to make it in Butterscotch & Roses. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  25. I would love to make Garden Jewels with Veranda. Thank you for your generosity.

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  26. That was quite the poem and a lot of work!
    I really like Garden Jewels and would love to make it with Hello Luscious when it arrives. :)

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  27. I love cafe mocca and would choose some French General fabrics!

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  28. I'd choose Garden Jewels if I had to pick just one, and I'd use Amy Butler's new line.

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  29. I love Garden Jewels and would use my Terrain for it.

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  30. Oh my gosh, that poem probably took as much time to create as the patterns! You creative people, I tell you. :) Love all of the patterns!

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  31. When I first saw Amanda's Caramel and Cocoa quilt over on her blog, I just loved the idea of a modern bargello! I immediately started planning fabrics to go with this pattern. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  32. Ooh thanks for the chance to win these! I think Bejeweled would look awesome done in Ta dot colours by Michael miller

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  33. So hard to choose. Love the look (and colors) of Cafe' Mocha and the challenge of Beflowered which I would do in brights (solids?). Thank you so much for the chance to win a pattern.

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  34. Garden Jewels is my favourite would probably use some Fig Tree.

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  35. I love her beflowered....i hv having this plan in my head to something with an outcome like a flower like hers....:)

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  36. Bedazzled, is so beautiful, and I would say make it with Veranda. Of course on Amanda's blog I chose something else just fickled I guess.

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  37. I would love to make Bejeweled using Veranda fabrics, I think it would be a fab combo. Thanks for a great interview & a lovely giveaway.

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  38. I really like Garden Jewels and would try this in batiks. Thanks for the give away.

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  39. I really like "garden jewels" with Veranda fabric of course!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  40. It's a toss up between Beribboned and Bejeweled. Thanks!

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  41. My favorite patterns are Garden Sampler and Bejeweled, I'm thinking I would use the Ambrosia fabric for both. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I really like caramel and cocoa, I love the modern take on the Bargello pattern!

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  43. Carmel and Cocoa is my favorite. I would love it in blues and browns.

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  44. My favorite is Garden Sampler and I would like to use Mark Cesarik's Morning Tide. How scrumptious!

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  45. By far... Beflowered is my favorite. I would make it in probably much the same color layout as Amanda did, but I woudl make it larger to fit our Queen bed. I am a smitten kitten! I woudl love to win this quilt pattern!

    Marcy
    marcy_ort@hotmail.com

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  46. I love Beribboned and Bedazzled with the same fabric she has chosen :D
    Thanks for the chance!

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  47. I like Beribboned. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  48. Garden Jewels.. wouldnt it be delightful in Jewel Tone solids by Michael Miller.

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  49. I like Garden Jewels. This would be lovely in Terrain.

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  50. I really like the garden sampler pattern :)

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  51. Of course I want to win! Beflowered is my favorite. I would make it with a bunch of bright solids :) Thanks.

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  52. Thank goodness for those rhyming dictionaries Amanda found :D
    My fav is Beribboned. I'd use Cattails and Clover with a Kona Butter background or maybe some Northwoods Metallics on a background of Kona Snow.

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  53. oh fun! I love beribboned and beflowered! I'd probably make them out of stash because I'm in a stash phase right now.

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  54. Bejeweled looks great for me. What fabric? I don't habe a definite candidate but I love The Woodlands by Khristian A Howell, so maybe this one.

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  55. The poem is great. Amanda did a fantastic job with that. For my choice, if I am so lucky to win, I would pick Garden Jewels and I'd make it with the Swiss Chocolate Mocha colorway since that would look fabulous in my bedroom here in my new house.

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  56. I like Bejeweled and I'd use lots of brights with white. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. I love the garden jewels pattern. I would like to quilt it in Sandy Henderson's Tea Time Garden collection. I love those patterns and colors!

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  58. Loved the poem. Great job Amanda. Garden Jewels is my pick. As for fabric, anything bright, bold and colorful works for me.

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  59. I would love to own these patterns. My favorite is Bejeweled. Thanks for the chance!

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  60. I would make Garden Jewels in happy batiks.

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  61. Love Beribboned and Caramel and Cocoa and would leave it in the beautiful solids. Thank You! KatheGTN at aol dot com

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  62. SO glad to see you feature Amanda -- she is my fav designer, without a doubt! I love all of her patterns, but I think Beribboned is the one I'd most like to try! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. I liked the poem - it's takes a lot of imagination, which Amanda does have. I would be honored to win such a wonderful and exciting prize. I especially like the Cafe Mocha pattern. I enjoy the colors blue and brown very much. Still, this is a quilter's dream come true. Such a great gift to give and to receive. Thank you very much.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  64. Lovely designs! Really hard to chose just one. But Beflowered would make a lovely spring quilt. And Carmel and Cocoa is also a favorite of mine. See couldn't pick just one.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. I really love the bedazzled, beribboned, and bejeweled, but right at this moment my fave is the beribboned!

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  66. Bejeweled - it reminds me of the quilts my great aunts made - I would use soft pinks and greens!

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  67. I think that Carmel and Cocoa would be awesome using Dear Stella Palladium line.

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  68. Bejeweled in collection with saturated colors and ivory.

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  69. I love the airiness of Beribboned. I think the white background makes it feel that way and I would copy that. Amanda's poem was awesome. The way she wrote on her blog I thought it would be really goofy. Have a good weekend!

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  70. I love the pattern Garden path.

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  71. I love the beribboned or the bejeweled - i've been to amanda's blog, great patterns :)

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  72. I love them all, and love Amanada - thank you for the post. Enjoyed your blog and LOVE all the patterns, but Bedazzeled is speaking to me LOUDLY.

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  73. Great poem Amanda!
    The pattern on my wish list is Cafe Mocha.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  74. Yay! for Amanda. I will get to meet her next Jan. She will be visiting our guild.
    Her patterns are great and it is hard for me to pick just one but I do like the Beribboned a lot.

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  75. I love the Veranda line and the Bejeweled pattern.
    Judith.
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  76. How exciting! I would choose caramel and cocoa and use the remix line in green/blue! The beflowered pattern is amazing but I'm a beginner so maybe I'll think about that one when I'm more confident. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  77. I really really love Bejeweled. I'm not sure what fabric line I would use, but Terrain by Kate Spain is always a good choice.

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  78. I can see myself making Bejeweled.

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  79. I am Bejeweled and Bedazzled by Amanda's gorgeous designs. The colors she chose are super!

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  80. Caramel and cocoa....love the pattern and colors.

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  81. I really like beribboned with kona solids! :)

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  82. All the designs are special, but I am drawn to Bedazzled. Probably use Kona solids. Thanks.

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  83. I love the Caramel and Cocoa and I would make it with Etchings by Moda.

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  84. Try again! My internet crashed!

    Beribboned. I think it would work well for the Red, off While and Blue quilt I hope to make for the Veterans Home. I would be using my RWB stash.

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  85. Love the poem and all the patterns. I think bejeweled may be my favorite though. I like the circles in the yoyos with the lines in the piecing.

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  86. Garden Jewels is my favorite and I really like it in the Veranda fabric line. Beautiful design and colors.

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  87. Beflowered is my favorite, and I'd use a whole assortment of solids. Thanks!

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  88. Garden Jewels is my very favorite but Amanda has some great and wonderful patterns. Thank you for this great giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  89. Garden Jewels is fantastic. I would probably bring out of closely gaurded stash of Blossoms by Urban Chicks! Thanks for a fun interview.

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  90. the Caramel and Cocoa pattern is my favorite, I'd love to win them all!

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  91. Wow! What a creative lady!! I love them all, but I especially love "Bejeweled".....got a thing about yo-yo's these days!!

    Hey Ryan, loving your new blog header by the way!

    Lisa

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  92. I would love to be entered to win the pattern set. Thank you.

    My favorite is also Beflowered, but it's a bit too advanced for me, I think.

    I would love to make cafe moacha or caramel and cocoa. Both would be beautiful with Central Park by Northcott Fabrics. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  93. My favorite is bejeweled! I love them all, but I already have some yo yos that need a quilt home and the pattern is so cute!

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  94. I love Beflowered! It is so bright and cheery!

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  95. Way, way too hard to choose a favorite. Love all the patterns and would have fun choosing the first one to make. Great giveaway!!

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  96. I would love to win! My favourite is Beribboned and I would make it with whatever I could!! :)

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  97. I like Bubbles. And I'd make it in scraps.

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  98. I love the Bedazzled pattern! The colors used on the picture shown really "called" to me, so I would be on the search for those same colors.. It would make a nice quilt to use in my sewing/sun room! Thank you for this fun giveaway! Heading over to Amanda's blog right now to let her know how lovely her new patterns are!! :-)

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  99. I like Bedazzled the most! I'm not sure what I'd make it with... maybe little kid prints. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  100. I love love all. it is hard to make a choise: garden center is great. hugs

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  101. I just love beflowered. Love it.

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  102. Favorite Patterns: Bedazzled and Cafe Mocha - I couldn't decide!

    I LOVE the functionality of Amanda's website: www.amandamurphydesign.com! Of your newest designs, I like:

    1. Veranda, especially the lavender colorway
    2. All of Swiss Chocolate, but esp. the 04 and 12 scroll tiles and the 20 leaf swirl.
    3. Ambrosia: the o5 and 11 circles.

    And her poem!

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  103. I love the Bejeweled pattern. I would look great in Citron Grey. Thank you for the chance to win ALL of the patterns!

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  104. I LOVE Garden Sampler. It would look great in some solids with a strip for some zip. Thanks for the giveaway. Piecefully

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  105. I'm liking Caramel and Cocoa pattern; although, I like them all! :-)

    Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

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  106. I CHOOSE "BERIBBONED" AND WOULD MAKE IT IN SOLIDS! THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

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  107. Amanda just amazes me! Her design work is so fabulous. I adore every single one of her quilt patterns.

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  108. I love Amanda's designs. I am loving the Garden Jewels and would do it in Veranda. I love the Veranda fabrics and am waiting for my order to arrive!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. I think all of the new patterns are amazing and in case I don't win, I can't wait until I can purchase them!!

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  110. Yes please, and I love them all!

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  111. I really like Garden Jewels and would do it in Butterscotch and Roses...a great line!

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  112. Would love to win! I am imaging Cafe Mocha in some new Lotta ECHO!

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  113. caramel and cocoa...might be a nice one to use my stash of parisville.

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  114. Garden Jewels is the pattern and Moda Origins (Ihave been saving) would be the fabrics.

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  115. I like the Cafe Mocha pattern, and would use some pink,blues and browns from my stash. Thanks so much, Kathie L in Allentown

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  116. I love the beribboned pattern and I think it would be beautiful in Tula Pink fabrics.

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  117. Thanks for the chance to win. It is hard to choose one favourite. I love caramel and cocoa and would make it in batiks.

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  118. It is so hard to decide, but I think I have narrowed it down to "Beflowered" and I would like to use the Hoffman Tropicals and Conversationals with the bright colors.

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  119. Well it is hard to decide which one of Amanda's pattern is my favorite but after much hesitation, I think I would choose Garden Jewels. I think Amanda's Veranda Garden fabric collection would be perfect for that quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  120. My favorite of Amanda's is Beflowered (but the others are lovely too, and I plan on making several!) and I absolutely ADORE her Veranda line!!! I follow her blog, and came here at her request, but I'll be checking you out often now!!

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  121. I'd love to make up the Cafe Mocha pattern with Swiss Chocolate fabrics!

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  122. Love these new patterns! And your new header, Ryan! I would probably pick Garden Jewels. I have a FQ bundle of Anna Griffin's Blythe that would pair great with a soft parchment solid to make some lovely "jewels." Thanks, guys!

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  123. Love that Garden Trellis pattern. I. would love to do it in Veranda

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  124. I like Garden Jewels and I'd make it in Terrain (if I can find some)

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  125. A very nice poem, Amanda! Thank you for the giveaway, Ryan.

    My first choice would be to make the Bejeweled pattern in the Swiss Chocolate fabrics. So yummy!

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  126. Garden Jewels - I cannot think what fabrics I would use. Probably from what I can pick up.

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  127. Garden Jewels is my favorite, and I think it would look great with Terrain!

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  128. I like the bejeweled pattern, but I would hold out for Boho before making it!

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  129. I would like to win a bundle of Amanda's new patterns.
    Garden Jewels is my choice & for the fabric- I love Terrain by Kate Spain for Moda

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  130. Beautiful patterns - thanks for the chance! I love Beribboned - so lovely!

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  131. I love all of the patterns! But, I guess I would Start with the Caramel and Cocoa pattern! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  132. Garden Jewels is my favorite, I would make it in Veranda.

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  133. I love the Beflowered pattern. It is sooooooo cheery. Dacia

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  134. I like Garden Jewels and I'd use Terrain. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  135. I like Bedazzled, although it was a hard choice! I simply cannot commit to fabric right now. I have to mull things over a bit!

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  136. I like Cafe Mocha and Beribboned. Maybe if I made it with some Terrain fabric?

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  137. I think Bedazzled is my favorite...

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  138. Thanks for sharing Amanda's beautiful patterns. I like Bejeweled in Ambrosia.

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  139. Beribboned is my favorite (in scraps)..then Cafe Mocha. I actually love them all!!

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  140. I especially like Beribboned. I would like to make it scrappy in aquas and lime greens.

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  141. I like Bejeweled cause i like spots, dots, blots, pots and it would be beautiful in Veranda - what great colors - scarlette - shobbs@vcu.edu

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  142. Love all the patterns, but would choose Beflowered and do it in Amanda's Veranda line. It would be gorgeous!
    johncathyg@msn.com

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  143. I would love to try to make Beflowered with solid white for the flowers and her Ambrosia line for the borders around the flowers!

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  144. I like all of her patterns. Beribboned would look really cute in Veranda.

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  145. I love Bejeweled...But I love all her patterns..

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  146. If I have to pick one I would say I love Cafe Mocha the best! Not sure what fabric I have that I would make it out of, but if I were to buy new, it would be the blueberry crumple fabrics. So pretty!

    Sandy A

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  147. I love Amanda's pattern Garden Sampler and I'd love to make it in Veranda! Thanks for a chance to win!
    esterling1923 at gmail dot com

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  148. I love Caramel and Cocoa. I love coffee colors and soft aqua prints.

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  150. Amanda is a wonderful quilt designer and now she's branching into poetry!! My favorite pattern is Bejeweled though Beribboned and Cafe Mocha are close seconds. Not sure about a fabric line though I'm really liking quilts that have lots of white background.

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  151. Garden Sampler is my favorite.

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  152. I love the Cafe Mocha pattern and would like to make it with Ready Go by Richard Neuman for Clothworks Fabrics (a coming soon line). I think it would make an awesome quilt for my son! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  153. I'd like to make Bejeweled in Taza.

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  154. I think I like bedazzled best. Or maybe cafe mocha. Or maybe garden jewels? Lol. Love them all!

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  155. Gorgeous patterns! It's hard to pick just one fave but I'd have to say Bejeweled! So pretty and would make a darling quilt for one of my little girls! I'm not sure what fabric I would use but definitely something with lots of fresh, bright spring-like colors!

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  156. I really like the bedazzled and beribboned! Not sure what fabrics I would use, but considering how great the patterns are I'm sure they would be gorgeous regardless.

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  157. I like Garden Sampler best and think I would use Echo and some Kona solids to make it.

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  158. I love the beriboned it looks great! all of the other ones are lovely as well.

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  159. It's tough choosing just one as I love so many of her newest patterns. I had mentioned earlier to Amanda that I love the Garden Sampler pattern because it appears as if it would lend itself to using large prints. Now the more I am looking at the patterns, I think the Cafe Mocha would be just as good for large prints and I love the way the pattern looks maybe a little more.
    Because of this, I think the Cafe Mocha pattern would be my favorite one currently for the quilt I have in mind.

    I have some large print quilting fabrics I purchased about a year ago that I never realised would be a problem for me to use in making a lap quilt for my husband. He is a Former Marine and these fabrics each have Marine Corp designs on them and cutting them into smaller pieces isn't going to work. The rectangles in the Cafe Mocha (and Garden Sampler as well) would work perfectly. The size of both of these quilts is also perfect in making my husband this 'lap' quilt because normal sized lap quilts aren't going to work for him. He's 6'6" tall so a lap quilt for him will need to be more the size of a twin sized quilt. lol

    I love that she's created some patterns that will work so well with larger prints.

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  160. I just love her new patterns! And I would like to cafe Mocha from the Swiss Chocolate line - that is GORGEOUS!

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  161. I love Beflowered, I would use Terrain!

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  162. Bejeweled is BEAUTIFUL! I would make it similar to how
    Amanda did using white background, teal, coral, yellow for a happy quilt.

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  163. I love all of the patterns, but especially Caramel and Cocoa.

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  164. I love the caramel and cocoa pattern. I would love to make that using yellow and aqua!

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  165. All the patterns look great - but I especially like Cafe Mocha. I have a pile of Soul Blossom fat quarters patiently waiting for me to make a decision on the pattern to use.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  166. I couldn't choose just one. I like Garden Jewels and Cafe Mocha. I'd make Garden Jewels out of my stash of reproduction prints, and Cafe Mocha out of some browns and reds, with gold and green accents also. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Amanda's patterns!!

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  167. Thanks for having this great giveaway. I just love Caramel and Cocoa and think it'd be beautiful made with Blueberry Crumb Cake.

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  168. I would pick Bejeweled and use the Veranda collection to get all the jewel tones, which the pattern hightlights.

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  169. I'd like to try Garden Jewels. I think it would be fun with the Verana, but I have some pinks, browns and blues that would be fun too.Thanks.

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  170. I like the Caramel and Cocoa pattern and I have the perfect fabrics in my stash!! How perfect!!
    I like all the patterns actually...
    quiltsbycheryl..at..hotmail..dot..com

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  171. I like Bedazzled, so pretty and such a nice giveaway!

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  172. Wonderful patterns. My current favorite is Cafe Mocha. Not sure what colors though, choosing fabrics is the most difficlt part! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  173. They all look fabulous! If I had enough hours in the day I'd attempt most of these I think... bejeweled would probably be my fave :)

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  174. Wow, tough choice, they're all pretty! I think though, that Beflowered is my favorite.

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  175. Oh, that beflowered pattern makes me giddy! I would have to do it in my favorite Kona Solid brights!!:-)

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  176. I like beribboned and would use scraps/basically all different fabrics because I love scrapy quilts!

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  177. I like the new pattern gardenpaths!!

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  178. Oh the bejeweled looks so yummy and fun to construct, especially with happy tropical colors!

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  179. I love the Caramel and Cocoa pattern and would love to make it in some American Banner Rose fabric. thanks!

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  180. I would love to win! My favorite is Bejeweled. Thanks

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  181. Oh, my - I love them all! I think Bejeweled is my favorite but they are all beautiful. Thanks for the chance!

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  182. I like Beribboned...there is neat motion in that one. I'd do it in cheerful 30s prints and solids.

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  183. I love Caramel and Cocoa and would make it using Veranda! thanks for a great giveaway

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  184. Oh My Gosh!!! I love them all, literally. Don't know how I would decide!

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  185. They are all gorgeous, but I think I like Garden Jewels the most. I would love to make that with Veranda.

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  186. I love Beribboned and I hope to make it in the new "St Ives" by Sarah fielke.

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  187. I love the Bedazzled pattern !
    Thanks for the chance !

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  188. Thanks again for a great interview-learn that we all have creative juices waiting to pour out!
    Love Garden Sampler.

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  189. Hard to choose! but Bedazzled would be my choice, probably in Veranda fabrics
    Thanks for the post and giveaway!

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  190. I really like the Beflowered pattern. I have a niece who is crazy about prurple, but I think it work well with many differnt color combinations. Thanks for the chance and congrats on you r new line of patterns.

    smdecoste at yahoo

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  191. Hey, I thought Amanda claimed to have no poetry skills! Not true. I really liked her poem. I think my favorite pattern is "Bejeweled" and I liked her crib version in solids though her prints are lovely.
    Lisa
    Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  192. I think Cafe Mocha is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaways!

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  193. Pretty patterns! I think Cafe Mocha is a winner. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  194. I absolutely LOVE Amanda Murphy's fabrics and patterns. My choice would be Cafe Mocha in Swiss Chocolate! This is such a great giveaway! Thank you. Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

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  195. I'm not sure I can pick just one favourite. I really like Bejeweled, though I might be inclined to applique circles not yo-yo's. I really like cafe mocha too.

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  196. I love Cafe Mocha it is really cool love to make it.

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