6.10.2015

Two Paths Crossed - Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design {win a free e-book}

I'm sure you've all already seen this adorable new book; Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design. Well, I'm honored to say that Melissa Corry, the author is my friend! 


Melissa's new book was just recently released and I have been stalking her for a while waiting for this book! She did a fantastic job taking a traditional quilt pattern and making it modern, yet still timeless. 

The book features 15 quilt patterns and you're going to want to make every single one of them.

Melissa is going to be putting together a charity quilt so she has asked each of the bloggers in her book tour to make one of the blocks from her book. I chose to make a block from Two Paths Crossed. 
This quilt actually has two blocks, the star and the chain block, I chose to make the chain block in red and gray, (it's the block up at the top of the post. It's adorable isn't it!

There are several other fun bloggers who are sharing little insights into this book, make sure to check them out each day, several of them have give-aways going on, and Melissa has got a great give-away at the end of this fun book tour.

June 8th -   Happy Quilting - Blog Hop Intro
June 9th -   Moda Lissa - Lissa Alexander
                  Fat Quarter Shop - Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th -  Piece N Quilt - Natalia Bonner
                  In Color Order - Jeni Baker
June 11th -  Amy's Creative Side - Amy Ellis
                  Sew Kind of Wonderful - Jenny Pedigo
June 12th -  Quilt Story - Megan Jimenez
                  Diary of a Quilter - Amy Smart
June 15th -  Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich
                  Christa Quilts - Christa Watson
June 16th -  Moda Cutting Table - Carrie Nelson
                  Little Miss Shabby - Corey Yoder
June 17th -  Fresh Lemons - Faith Jones
                  V and Co.  - Vanessa Christenson
June 18th -  A Quilting Life - Sherri McConnell
                  Stitch This! - Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th -  Happy Quilting - Wrap Up & Grand Prizes

So, how do you win a free Irish Chain Quilts e-book?
Give-away closed, Vicki is the winner and has been notified!
Simply leave a comment and tell me what color scheme you'd use if you made this fun quilt!
Give-away will be closed on June 19, 2015.

Now....where can you purchase this book?
                   Local Quilt Shop, ask them if they carry this adorable book, if not have them order it.
                    Martingale (get a free E-copy with your order) 
                    Amazon  (there is a Kindle version international friends)

Have a great day!

142 comments:

  1. I am loving lime green and purple with a nice crisp white background! staceysrus@hotmail.com

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  2. Beautiful block. Thanks for sharing. I would love to do this quilt in blues and yellows!!

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  3. I would use a red print and a black print with a silvery gray print for the background.

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  4. I have been wanting to make a pink and brown quilt with a cream colored background. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book.

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  5. I would use a crisp blue and yellow with a white background (very "Provence"/French).

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  6. I would use purple and turquoise with white background.

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  7. I would use purple and turquoise with white background.

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  8. So many possibilities! I would choose pink and grey. Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  9. I have been wanting to do a Navy, aqua, grey with a splash of lime green quilt, maybe now would be the time!

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  10. I'm kind of hesitant to do this type of quilt but this really looks like it would be fun to work in shades of blue and white.

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  11. I think I would use pink and green for it, It reminds me a little bit of tulips. Thanks for sharing.

    Sandy A

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  12. The cover of the quilt is inspiring me to do a rainbow colored quilt.

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  13. Love your choice of red & grey ~ I think I'd make mine in tropical colors (turquoise, coral, lime & yellow)! Thanks for the chance ~ fingers crossed!!

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  14. I love the purple and turquoise color combo on white background! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize!

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  15. I've already planned to do an Irish Chain in shades of green, with a little blue thrown in, for a quilt to celebrate my son's trip to Ireland last year.

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  16. I've been wanting to make a black and white and red quilt. I think this would look really striking in those colors.

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  17. Lavender and teal--they are such soothing, peaceful colors. Perfect for either a bed quilt or a napping quilt.

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  18. I would use green and red for a christmas quilt.

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  19. I would use green and red for a christmas quilt.

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  20. I would use teal and apricot with a snow white background

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  21. Of course, the first thing I started thinking about is wondering what fabrics I would want to use in this beautiful quilt. Usually an answer doesn't really come to me, but this time it did, loud and clear! I would want to use the teal and green of Mimosa with the red being the small accent color. I have had some Mimosa fabríc for a while and I have waited to find just the right project for it. It is one of my favorite fabríc lines! So, needless to say, I would love to win this e-book! iI truly love this quilt pattern! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  22. I haven't made a gray quilt yet, so I might do dark and light grays with a touch of sunny yellow.

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  23. I have a stack of blue and yellow fabrics that I have been itching to use....the stack would be perfect for this quilt.

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  24. I am itching to make a quilt with primarily navy with other blues. Thanks!!

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  25. I'm feeling red, white, and blue these days, so my quilt might look like your block. :-)

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  26. I'd use Mustard and Eggplant. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I would love to make Two Paths Crossed to match my daughter's new teal bedroom decor! Love the fresh look!

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  28. GREY+ AQUA ! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  29. I think it would look great in Halloween colors like orange, grey, black and cream!

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  30. Pink and yellow 💗💛💗💛💗

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  31. making a red and white quilt is on my to do list - maybe with a black thrown in here and there

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  32. I would love to try this in red, black and white. Yours is very pretty.

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  33. I would love to try this in red, black and white. Yours is very pretty.

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  34. I would probably use either rainbow colors or the purple and green like Melissa did. Stunning!

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  35. I've got some blue and yellow fabrics just waiting to go into a quilt and I can say they are getting rather impatient. I can tell as every time I open the cupboard door, the pile slides right off the shelf! kthurn@bektel.com

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  36. I would either make the quilt in blues and whites or multicolor. robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

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  37. I would use black as the background and pink and purple as main colors. :) I love Irish chains!
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  38. Dark brown background with turquoise and light gray as my main colors for my modern theme. Love your blog

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  39. I'd like to use Moda Grunge fabrics to make a "manly" Irish Chain quilt for my uncle. Kind of New England seashore colors... blues, grays, cream with a pop of color, maybe yellow/gold.

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  40. I'd like royal blue and bright orange on a pale grey background. And lime green for the little center squares.

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  41. A turquoise background with 2 colors on the orange spectrum as the blocks.

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  42. I would use greens & blues on a white background!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  43. I think I would use Kona Silver, Pepper, Pomegranate and white

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  44. I would make this quilt in bright purple and lime green! qltdiva1@fuse.net

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  45. I would make each block a different, bright, happy color and a white background. Love rainbow quilts.

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  46. I'd use Purple, lime green, red, and white

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  47. Red, white and blue! This would make a great rainbow quilt too!

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  48. I would use blue and green with a pop of yellow. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. I like your color choices.

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  49. I'd like to see your finished red, white and blue quilt. The pattern is so nice that any color combo would look good.

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  50. I would love to use emmy grace fabric with a dark kona background

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  51. I can see this as a scrappy quilt in greens.

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  52. I would use red, black, white, and gray.

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  53. This is my favorite from her book. I'd look at a turquoise and pink..almost a raspberry, with black.

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  54. I think this would look great in shades of yellows and oranges...the color of summer to me!

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  55. Maybe...lime green and gray on a white background!

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  56. I would love to make it in dark purple, light purple and grey

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  57. I would love to make it in dark purple, light purple and grey

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  58. Navy and coral would be a good start! thanks!

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  59. I would love to try turquoise and yellow.
    Phyllisjdavis@verizon.net

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  60. Navy and red with a teal background would be fun.

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  61. Navy and red with a teal background would be fun.

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  62. I'd like to try using white with red and dark red. pjrquilter at msn dot com. this book is awsome.

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  63. Batiks in blues, purples, and greens, and pinks on white would be my color preference. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  64. I thought at first red and white, but then I started thinking of something more masculine for my husband, maybe a mix of charcoals, grays, taupes, with maybe a touch of gold? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. I would love to make this in navy and orange.

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  66. I think this quilt would look good in any color combination. I do really like the green and purple in the book.

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  67. I think I would try kansas city troubles with the dark rich colors

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  68. I think I would do yellows and greens with a white background.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. I think I would do yellows and greens with a white background.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. I would follow the authors instructions. Navy, yellow and lime green of course. Beautiful.

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  71. I would make it in aquas and yellows.

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  72. I think I'd use Oceany blues and teals.
    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  73. A scrappy Irish Chain made using the national colors of course!

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  74. I think this would be a great pattern to use patriotic colors of red, white and blue.

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  75. I would love to use happy 30's reproductions w. a creamy white background.
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  76. I would go with red, white and blue.

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  77. I rouldmake it using rainbow colors, nice and cheery.

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  78. I would make in blues and oranges with a white background.

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  79. I would like to make it in Christmas colors - reds and greens

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  80. I am happy to call her my friend. Thanks for sharing her Book. I would make mine Red White and Blue!

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  81. Mine would be in saturated fall colors - rusts, greens, golds and purple!

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  82. I'd use green, purple and white - in fact I'm making an Irish chain quilt this summer as a wedding gift for my niece - and she has requested these colors.

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  83. Teal and Lime to match my daughter's room!

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  84. I would make it in my Reilly family traditional colors: green and gold. This one is definitely on my list--I love stars and Irish chains!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  85. I would make it with pink and grey with black in the center, on a white background.

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  86. I would make it with pink and grey with black in the center, on a white background.

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  87. it would be beautiful red and white with just a few blues

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  88. I'd really like to make it scrappy and use all the colors!

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  89. Blue and yellow with white background~ Lovely pattern.

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  90. I love the lavender and green but I would use a coral-pink and yellow, white background.

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  91. how about red, aqua and white?

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  92. I'[m thinking I'd like to make one in Red and White.

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  93. I think I'd do black and red.

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  94. Purple and gray is my new dream quilt color scheme!

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  95. I think blue and grey. Thanks!
    gigiv13@gmail.com

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  96. I have wanted to make a blue and brown quilt and this one might be the one!

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  97. I would use a rusty terracotta and bright turquoise with off white background

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  98. I'm currently in love with red and aqua. I think it would look great with a bright white background.

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  99. I would make it a red, white and blue...I love the Irish Chain patterns

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  100. Beautiful! What a great book! I'd like to make an aqua and a lavender pink with a crisp white background. Aahh...

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  101. I would probably go with the purple and green as I love those two colors together

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  102. I would probably go with the purple and green as I love those two colors together

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  103. I would make the blocks in striking colors of red & black with a white background.

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  104. Love your red & gray! I'm thinking I'd like to see it in black & yellow with white or gray background. Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  105. So many colors! Yellow and Blue or Orange and Blues on a crisp white background are calling to me now. But man I like the red and grey too... Hard to decide. THanks for the chance!

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  106. I love the lime green with purple.

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  107. I'd probably go with orange and yellow.

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  108. I like red white and green
    nanc
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  109. I think green would be an appropriate color. I do have a few scraps in my stash. Thanks for the giveaway. slp.acp@gmail.com

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  110. I think green would be an appropriate color. I do have a few scraps in my stash. Thanks for the giveaway. slp.acp@gmail.com

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  111. A favorite color scheme today is lavender and orange to reflect all the lavender and poppies I'm seeing along the roads here at home. Love Melissa's patterns for the Irish Chain and would truly enjoy a copy of her book. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

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  112. I would use aqua and lime green.

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  113. I would use aqua and lime green.

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  114. I would use aqua, lime and lavender

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  115. I would do a deep blue and grape purple colours and if I could find a light complimentary blue for the background I would otherwise with a white background.

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  116. I love two color quilts, like blue and white, or red and white.

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  117. Great book and love your block. I'd love to make a red and aqua quilt or maybe use some civil war fabrics.

    Awesome giveaway!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. I think aqua, and orange with a variety of greys would be a fun look.

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  119. I think I would try a yellow and grey palette for this quilt - but so many great choices reading through the comments!

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  120. Thanks for the giveaway - I'd go for pearly grey and a vibrant turquoise.

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  121. Scrappy blue and whites! Thanks for opportunity!

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  122. oh I love this one! I htink I would try dark blue (navy) background and coral and mint green/aqua "paths"!!

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  123. oh I love this one! I htink I would try dark blue (navy) background and coral and mint green/aqua "paths"!!

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  124. Beautiful square. I've picked up some yellow and grey fabric that would be fun to try with this pattern.

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  125. I like this book, I am thinking to use red and blue on a white background.
    Thanks!

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  126. I like this book, I am thinking to use red and blue on a white background.
    Thanks!

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  127. If I can only choose 2 colors, one of them has to be aqua. Maybe with grey on a white background. Love the quilts in that book!

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  128. Pink and yellow! I love this book.

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  129. Blues, greens, pale yellows, and creams

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  130. I think grey is the color of the year. However, I would use orange and green simply to brighten a child'sday!

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