meadowlark blog hop and giveaway

June 7, 2014

Welcome to a wonderful blog hop celebrating Melanie Testa’s first line of fabric for Windham


IMG_9147I already wrote about the sweet little table runner I made as part of Melanie’s sample team. She needed to fill a booth quickly with projects made from her line of fabric. How lucky are we to be able to play with her fabric!? I also put together a little set of nesting boxes in which she could hold things for display.

IMG_9226Here is the littlest.
The boxes were made using Pellon Peltex – a super stiff fusible craft interfacing.

IMG_9231And here is the biggest – using a leftover bit from the table runner.

IMG_9230This one has a bit of fancy on the inside too.

IMG_9228All four sitting so sweetly snug together.

Windham_booth_3And here is a picture of the crazy abundance of beauty that was just one small bit of Melly’s booth at the Quilt Market trade show!
(The picture is Melly’s – go check out her Market videos – in a minute!)

IMG_3157Off they all went for display and as is the usual in my schedule, off I went to another teaching gig. Only THIS time I did something that I haven’t done in years. Started a project for the trip the night before I left.  I’ll write all about that next week when I announce the winner of the following giveaway. Believe me – it’s a funny story! Here is a peek at the project and yes, I couldn’t help myself. I had to “play photos” first and run it through a couple of apps to make it all funky looking. I’ll post big clear pictures next Monday June 15th.

One of you lucky blog readers is going to have the chance to win a fat pack of the entire collection – that’s 26 10″ pieces! 

All you have to do for a chance to win is to leave a comment on this blog post between now and Thursday, June 12th.  I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner and announce it here on my blog on Friday June 13th.  Good luck!

(update – Denise Spillane is our winner. Congratulations!!!)


There’s a lot more stops and chances to win a fat pack stack on the blog hop.  You can stop by and leave a comment on each blog and have that many more chances to win.

Melanie Testa  –June 2
Vivien Zepf –June 2
Chrissie D –June 3
Sue Bleiweiss –June 4
Leslie Tucker Jenison –June 5
Jamie Fingal –June 6
Lyric Kinard –June 7
Jen Eskridge –June 8
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun –June 8
Stephanie Forsyth –June 9
Victoria Findlay Wolfe –June 10
Teri Lucas – June 11
Scott Hansen –June 12
Helen Eckard –June 12

In fact, when the blog hop is over, the blog with the most comments will also be able to draw an extra name to win a copy of Melanie’s book, Dreaming from the Journal Page. (It’s one of my favorites!) And if you love what you see – stop by your local quilt shop and ask them to order Windham Fabric’s Meadowlark line!



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    April 15, 2024 at 3:59 am

    Thank you for hosting the Meadowlark blog hop and giveaway! Your support for fellow artists and creatives fosters a sense of community and inspiration.

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    Charlotte Key
    June 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I love what you have done with this beautiful fabric. I would be so pleased to win this giveaway.

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    Sharyn Cole
    June 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I’d love to win these beauties.

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    Marilyn Fromherz
    June 13, 2014 at 8:55 am

    You have done some really amazing fun things with this fabric – love all the polka dots – all in my favorite colors, purple and turquoise. Lime green flower was really perfect. Love to have some of this fabric. Am traveling and will keep and eye out for some of it on my quilt shop hopping. Thanks for your daily inspirations.

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    Annie Andrew
    June 13, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Menopausal mauve and chartreuse what a great combination. Love it.

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    Mary AnnVan Soest
    June 13, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Love your nesting boxes. L
    ove the fabric too.

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    June 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I love what you did with Mellie’s fabrics! Especially the touch of a flower! Magical and fun! Would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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    June 12, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Gorgeous fabric. I would love to create something beautiful.

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    Jan Smith
    June 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Melly’s fabric is so cheerful and colorful that it makes me think I never have to dye and turn my feet blue again. I will of course, but I really do like her collection.

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    Michele Bilyeu
    June 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Wonderfully creative and fun projects for some fabulous fabrics. Loving this blog hop!

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    Bonnie Casto
    June 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Sincerely do love your friends fabric. The colors are very exciting and the designs vary in size making it a delightful medely to create interest when using the collection in a quilt project. I was espically fond of the table runner you made using the drunkards path pattern. It came out very stunning your friends collection.
    Bonnie C

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    Sharon Morton
    June 12, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Love the tablerunner…..perfect for the fabric!

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    June 12, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Beautiful fabric!

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    Lyric Art — More with Melly’s Meadowlark (and a giveaway winner…almost)
    June 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    […] – somehow this posted early! You still have today to leave a comment here. I said I’d post the winner on the 13th and I will. Yup. I’m blushing in […]

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    June 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Wow- I can’t wait to see these in person! Lyric, I LOVE your projects! They really show off Melly’s designs well. I SO love the colors.

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    June 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Wow! Love what you did with it and the variety!

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    Jeanette Campbell
    June 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    The colors in this collection are very much my colors. I love the simplicity of the design. I’m already thinking how I could use these.

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    Linda Hall
    June 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    The fabrics are so rich and vibrant. Very unique collection.

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    Mary Curran-Downey
    June 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Beautiful colors – and love those nesting boxes.

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    June 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    These fabrics would make a seriously beautiful crazy quilt background for my stitches and beads!

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    Susan Robbins
    June 12, 2014 at 11:50 am

    You have a knack in developing unique
    artwork. I love learning bits and pieces
    From you!

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    June 12, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Such pretty projects made from such beautiful fabrics!

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    Valerie Lickiss
    June 12, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Love the combination of colours some of my favourites.

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    Ann Hudson
    June 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    YUMMMEEEE! That’s how I’d describe Melly’s fabrics! Can’t wait to win or buy some for my stash! 😀

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    Robin Shilman
    June 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Love the fabrics, great colors and patterns. I see lots of possibilities.

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    Margaret Price
    June 11, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Love this fabric, Blue is beautiful.

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    June 11, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Loving the DOTS! … and the colors. Great collection of fabrics
    Can think of many projects for this line.

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    June 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Loving the DOTS!…..and the colors… great collection! My brain is busy thinking of projects to get started on. Very inspiring.

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    Deborah M
    June 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Love these fabrics! Love what you’ve created with them!

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    Phyllis Carlyle
    June 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    The bag is very cute! I like the bins, too.

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    Ginny Hoffman
    June 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I love this material and I have to have some.

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    Jo Vandermey
    June 11, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    The colours of this fabric are right up my new daughter in laws line. Wonderful fabric line that would look great made up into something for the newlyweds place.

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    marilyn walter
    June 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    What a wonderful line of fabric. I especially like the leaf vine pattern. Love the nesting boxes.

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    Bethany Garner
    June 11, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Now this is a line of fabric I have fallen in love with from the first post in this blog hop! So many ideas and friends helping friends creating awesome projects from Melly’s new designs. Love the nesting baskets and the Runner particularly… and the backpack even this 50+ quilter could have a great time showing up in at the biggest and best quilt shows! Wishing Melly much success with the line , stunning colours and really modern, exciting prints. So many options! And to you, Lyric – THANKS for being such a great friend.

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    Kat Scott
    June 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    The fabric is so droool worthy even in pictures…. can’t wait to get my hands on some 🙂 The colors! The Patterns!

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    Charlotta Norby
    June 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Love this fabric. It’s awesome that there are so many different prints in the collection – each more fun and beautiful than the last!

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    Renee Darkis
    June 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I love those colors. I will be looking for this fabric

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    Doreen Kinkade
    June 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I love those colors and those boxes you made.

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    Helen Johnston
    June 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What I love most about this line is that it looks handpainted. Love it!

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    Kit Lang
    June 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I don’t usually enter fabric giveaways (I have an embarrassment of riches!); but this line looks so interesting, I’d love to have some to play with.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    June 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Love this fabric collection!

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    Linda Groman
    June 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Melly has created work that captures the raw beauty of block print. It’s strong and creative, much like Melly herself.

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    Diane Beirwagen
    June 11, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I really love Melanie Testa’s work and her fabric is no exception. The pieces you created from her fabric are very fun! How cool to have boxes of that luscious fabric.

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    Linda Groman
    June 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I’m not new to quilting but I am new to this crazy, fun world of printing on fabric. Lyric, where have you been all my life?

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    June 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    What a wonderful fabric collection & love what you’ve done with it!

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    Wilma Brock
    June 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Love the colour combinations and the designs. Wilma

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    Fran S
    June 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I adore Melly’s and her fantastic fabrics are luscious!

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    Louise Wilson
    June 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

    The more I see it the more I realize that I LOVE this fabric!

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    Sue B
    June 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Fun collection of fabrics! My mind is racing with possibilities. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Maggie Szafranski
    June 11, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Love the pieces you have done! And Melanie’s fabric has such great energy!

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    Julie in WA
    June 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Those dot fabrics sure are popular! I love them too!

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    June 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    love this fabric line. need to get some of it.

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    Margaret Schindler
    June 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I have to say I love that table runner. The colors are terrific

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    Christine Martinez
    June 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Love the colors of these beautiful fabrics!

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    Christine Martinez
    June 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Loving the colors of these fabrics! Can’t wait to get my hands on some. Thanks.

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    June 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    LOVE theses fabrics and can’t wait to win them!

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    June 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I am in love with Melanie’s fabrics and would very much like to win a stack ! Thanks, Vickie

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    Karen @ littlebirdiequilting
    June 10, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I love how these fabrics work together, and their ‘hand-drawn’ look. Thanks for showing us the projects you made.

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    June 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

    The nesting boxes and table runner are so beautiful! This fabric line is so interesting!

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    June 10, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Melanie’s fabric looks like SO much fun! I look forward to enjoying them like you did for your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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    June 10, 2014 at 3:49 am

    I love your little boxes. Your table runner is the best: such a simple (not easy!) design but it needs these dramatic fabrics to make it shine!

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    June 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Wonderful fabrics and I love your boxes too!

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    Debbie Pine
    June 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Love what you did with the fabric! can’t wait to get my hands on some!

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    Linda H
    June 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    This is a lovely line of fabrics. Your use of them in such creative ways highlights the many possibilities.

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    Rhonda Davis
    June 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Love your nesting boxes…sew cute!! Melly’s fabric line is very inspiring!! Hoping I win!

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    June 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    What a great set of boxes you made. This fabric is so versatile, so beautiful.

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    Kelly Wilson
    June 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I just love her colors – soft but still vibrant. I love your table runner – I’d like to expand it into a quilt size! Thanks for the opportunity. notwendy gmail

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    Sharry Miller
    June 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous fabrics!

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    June 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    The boxes are very clever. The fabrics are shown off well. I especially like the back pack!

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    June 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I would love to win!

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    June 9, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Loving Melanie’s fabric line…a lot!

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    Nicole Sender
    June 9, 2014 at 12:15 am

    The fabric is awesome! I love the dots!

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    Jane Howie
    June 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Love this fabric, especially the spots! Thanks for the chance to win some. I hope the fabrics are best sellers and we can buy them in New Zealand soon!

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    June 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I really like the purple and green. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau
    June 8, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Really enjoy your runner, and the nesting boxes are great! These fabrics are sooo wonderful!

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    Anne-Marie B.
    June 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I love the colours and patterns in the fabric! Thanks for this giveaway!

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    Jerie Clark
    June 8, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Love these fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    June 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    these are lovely.
    thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kathy n
    June 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    The table runner was one of the objects on Melly’s video that I really liked…nice job.

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    barbara corbitt
    June 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    i love your nesting boxes! you did a remarkable job on them. i really love this line of fabric. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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    Diann Cornell
    June 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I especially like the table runner you made.

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    Barbara Harrison
    June 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Love your nesting boxes and the whole fabric line. I will plan my next project around it.

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    Barbara Barrett
    June 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I will be looking for these fabrics. That purple is the color I see when I close my eyes.

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    Barbara Barrett
    June 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I will be looking for these fabrics! That purple is the color I see when I close my eyes.

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    Loretta Bedia
    June 8, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Love the fabric line. It would work so well in my next modern quilt. I love your “circle” table runner.

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    Sharon Matthiesen
    June 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Love the textured feel of the fabrics. They would fit into a current funky project I’m sorta working on.

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    June 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Such great colours in this collection! Love your idea for nesting boxes…

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    Charlotte Key
    June 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I LOVE this fabric!! Purple and circles are two of my favorite things and winning this would make my day.

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    June 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Love Melanie’s fabric line! Would love to win 🙂

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    Barb S
    June 8, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Love, love, love this fabric collection!

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    Emily C
    June 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I love your boxes. I have made a few of those in the past for storage and display.

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    Michele T
    June 8, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I love the colours and patterns in this fabric line… Beautiful!!! Your table runner is lovely too – I’d like that on my kitchen table!!!

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    Janet Wright
    June 8, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I love the colors and the designs. Fabulous!

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    June 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I love those nesting boxes, and I love this fabric. Thanks!

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    Kathy Heacock
    June 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I adore that luscious purple and green. The boxes are so cute — I got to make me some of those!

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    Jan R.
    June 8, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Love the fabric and what you did with it!

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    TX Creatrix
    June 8, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I love this line and what you did with it!

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    Christina in Cleveland
    June 8, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Sweet nesting boxes and the fabric is ah-mazing. I love the quirky colors (my favs)! Oh yes, I definitely see using these for some projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win some stash of this great line!!

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    Marilyn Clulow
    June 8, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Love it all , your work and Melanie’s work, thank you

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    Karen L
    June 8, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Wonderful textured fabric. And your boxes are fabulous!

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    June 8, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Fabulous color!

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    June 8, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I love these fabrics – especially the dots!

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    June 8, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I love this fabric line. Beautiful!

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    Julie Beard
    June 8, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Hi Lyric,

    I have been reading your blogs for ages and love your true organic feel. Although I’m new to quilting and a bit of a traditionalist I have fallen in love with the fabric line you have blogged about for it’s colour, texture and the way it feels plus it mirrors nature beautifully. They say “lightining never strikes twice in the same place”! But I absolutely love your friend Mel’s beautiful fabric and how it all looks and certainly what items they have made with it too amazing!

    Nevertheless the fabric is stunning and would love to win some but perhaps I won’t be that lucky again. However, my favourite colour is the purple/lavender with teal/aqua with the blue tones. I’d love to make a sewing machine cover with it for my best friend for christmas she has two small machine. If I’m not lucky enough to be chosen as a winner for some of it. Could you please give me the site where I can buy it once it becomes available. Or can you tell me if this fabric line is going to make it to Australia. I’d really would like some. I am hoping lightining does strike twice in the same spot. Julie Beard Adelaide

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    Annie Andrew
    June 8, 2014 at 2:50 am

    Fun and funky I just love it.

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    John Hutchens
    June 8, 2014 at 1:03 am

    beautiful fabric, I really like the colors and patterns

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    Denise Spillane
    June 8, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I love the whole line of fabrics. Such great color and print like liking. Your table runner is lovely and whimsical. I especially like the vines and dots. And the boxes are such a great idea. Can’t wait to see the next post too!

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    Pam S
    June 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I love the phrase “crazy abundance of beauty.” Yes, that describes her booth well. I love you little boxes and I love this fabric. Thanks for sharing!

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    June 7, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Love the purple color!

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    Pat Findlay
    June 7, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    What wonderful fabric selection! Love the colours. I have followed Melanie’s work for awhile

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    June 7, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Those boxes are really cute, and useful, too! Have you/would you consider doing a tutorial for them? Thanks!

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    Debbie St.Germain
    June 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Your pieces are beautiful, I love what you did with the fabrics, so fun to work with.


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    June 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Beautiful projects with beautiful fabric! Nice work! Love what you did…

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    Peggy Calvert
    June 7, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Love the nested boxes and the backpack too! The colors are delicious!

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    Sandy K
    June 7, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t know which I like better, the dots or the vines. I love this collection.

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    Vicki H
    June 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I love the nesting boxes. I am really liking this collection.

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    June 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I love the backpack! Beautiful fabric – thank you!

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    Joan H.
    June 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I love this fabric more each time I see it. Can’t wait to see it “in person”. The nesting boxes are so cute and practical.

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    June 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I love this new fabric line. And you did awesome things with it! Thanks for the ideas!

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    June 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Each and every time I see something made with Melly’s fabric, a tear forms. I know the roller coaster ride she endured to realize her dream and she did it!!! I love the nesting box made with the table runner scraps. The half circles give it so much personality. Thanks for always inspiring me and for the opportunity to throw my name into the old random generator. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    June 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I agree with some of the other people posting comments, the more I see the fabric, the more I love it. Really fun prints mixed in with some basics, I love that about great collections.

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    Holly McLean
    June 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I love the colors and prints you used! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of her fabric!

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    Lin Tarrant
    June 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Love your boxes – these fabrics are gorgeous.

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    Carol C
    June 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Love these projects! And the bag, very cool! What beautiful fabrics! I’d love to win them!

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    Susan Dunne-Lederhaas
    June 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I really like the table runner..Gorgeous in it’s simplicity! The nesting boxes are very cool too!

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    June 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I love your nesting boxes! Thanks for sharing.

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    June 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    What a lovely collection of fabrics. It looks like you had fun playing with them.

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    June 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I love the circle fabric. It looks so rich, almost velvety.

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    June 7, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I love what you’ve made with the fabrics. The runner and boxes are fantastic, these prints make really dramatic looking items.

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    John Hutchens
    June 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I really like the collection, beautiful colors and patterns

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    Sally troxell
    June 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I would love to win some fabric. Melanie testa is one of my favorite artists!

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    June 7, 2014 at 9:55 am

    The more I see of this fabric the more I like it. Your table runner is spectacular. Those blue and seafoam prints are really calling to me.

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      June 7, 2014 at 9:59 am

      on second look is it purple? I was thinking indigo. Whatever it is, I LIKE it.

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    Quilting Tangent
    June 7, 2014 at 9:40 am

    The collection looks very interesting, lots of different colors and patterns. 🙂

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    Kristin L
    June 7, 2014 at 9:16 am

    That backpack is adorable!

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    June 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I do so lov your little boxes,,,made with Melanie test as new fabric,,,,medowlark,,,,,

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    June 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

    This fabric line is gorgeous! I love the hand printed look to them.

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    Allison Evrard
    June 7, 2014 at 7:53 am

    The more I see it, the more I love this fabric!

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