Sunday, January 1, 2017

Pattern Release {GIVEAWAY}


Dear Past, Thanks for all the lessons.  Dear Future, Bring it on!

Starting a New Year is a clean slate, a fresh start.  It's a time to make good on those pesky resolutions and goals, which I'll point out is something I have fallen short on for many years!  
But this year...I'm starting off with reaching a goal that has been my achilles heal!  I am releasing a pattern!  Finally...a goal met!  

You can find the pattern in my Craftsy Pattern shop as a PDF download here:  'Rainbow Heart Trio' .
RAINBOW HEART TRIO PATTERN
There's always time for hearts...or love...and even rainbows!  When you can combine all three together, it's a winning combination!

This is a beginner friendly quilt and can easily be made with scraps.  You could make these hearts rainbow with solids or rainbow with prints.  Or not rainbow at all!

You will end up with three quilts:  One large single heart, one large double heart and one small heart!

Dare I say Valentines Day is just around the corner (I'm pushing it)!  With three you can keep one for yourself, and share the other two with friends or family!  It's all about sharing the happiness!


This is a great pattern for those times when you want a quick finish, a fast gift or a fun project to make with little fuss!

15" x 15"
The double heart combines the best of both worlds!  Big & small!  And, it's a pretty good scrap buster to boot!

15" x 15"
The big hearts finish at 15" x 15", with a mini 6" x 6" sidekick!  

6" x 6"
This variation of the pattern features rainbow prints for the heart and low volume prints for the background.  All from my scrap pile!

  

I was very, very lucky and honored to have a couple pattern testers who took time away from the Holidays and family to make their version of the Rainbow Heart Trio.  Your going to be surprised at what they came up with!  I was!

Surprised, right?!!  I've had rainbows on my mind forever and never thought to go in the opposite direction!  

Photo courtesy of Sophie @ Luna Lovequilts

Sophie from Luna Lovequilts blew me away with the colors and fabrics!  Dare I say I want to make more just so I can uses different fabrics?!  I love that she took the pattern in this direction. It showed me this is a pretty versatile pattern limited only by your imagination! 

You can easily turn the pattern into a pillow just like Sophie did.  Wouldn't this set make a fun cluster of pillows?

Thank you Sophie!  You rocked this!  Please check out Luna Lovequilts blog too!  You don't know what your missing! 

Photo courtesy of Sarah @ Cedar Fork Stitches
Another example of WOW-ness!  Sarah from @ Cedar Fork Stitches, again who graciously volunteered and gave up her time, knocked my socks off with her take on the Trio!

Sarah took a different approach with the background fabric and hearts.  Two color families, two different backgrounds.  It never crossed my mind to mix it up like this, but it totally works!

I'm anxious to see how Sarah quilts these!  She mentioned there might be some hand quilting involved!  If any of you know Sarah, you know she is hilariously funny!  I know I can count on her to put a smile on my face with her wit and charm!  Her blog is well worth repeated visits and you can also find her on Instagram @cedarforksarah.  


The fun doesn't stop with the fabric or colors!  (there are coloring pages included in the pattern) The smaller size makes quilting fast, or FMQ a blast!



To celebrate the long awaited release of my pattern and the start of a New Year, I thought a pattern giveaway was the perfect way to kick of 2017!  (here I go again!)

I'll be giving away a three (3) PDF patterns of 'RAINBOW HEART TRIO' to three (3) lucky winners!

To enter answer the following question:

What would your 'Heart Trio' look like?  

Would it be a rainbow, scrappy or two-toned?  Solids, prints or a combination of both?   
  • Giveaway ends at 6PM CST on January 7th
  • The three (3) winners will be chosen by Random Generator
  • If you’re a “no reply” or an anonymous commenter, include your email address in your comment.
  • I will announce the winners on my blog and notify them via email. 
  • This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere!
If you make these hearts or any of my designs, I would absolutely love to see what you did! You can contact me through email:  twiggyandopal (at) gmail (dot) com or tag me on Instagram using @twiggyandopal 

You can find the pattern in my Craftsy Pattern shop as a PDF download here:  'Rainbow Heart Trio' .
Thank you for letting me share my work with you!  Your comments are the 'cherry on top', which in my opinion...is the best part!
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98 comments :

  1. My favorite color combination is blue and green, so it has to be those colours together with a scrappy neutral background.
    I wish you a Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year Jayne and good luck for your shop! There is never too many hearts and yours are so beautiful! I love the rainbow colours, as you know me, but I love also Sophie's palet; especially the wall quilt! x Teje

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  3. I like bright colors so mine would have lots of bright colors and tone on tones. Scrappy and solids. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I would pick a focus fabric and choose my colours from that.
    Love your patterns

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  5. Happy new year! I think I would play with primary colors, mixed or not...

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  6. Adorable and so clever! I'm a scrapper!

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  7. Happy new year! I think I would use two tones, perhaps purple'

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  8. I carry your heart. I carry it in my heart...
    Reminds me of the poem by E. E. Cummings. A very happy new year to you.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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    1. Preeti, That was such a sweet comment. :-)

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  9. My heart combo would most likely be scrappy reds or pinks (solids and prints). Thanks for the chance to win your cute pattern. Perfect timing... enough to have them done by Valentine's Day. Happy new year!

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  10. My hearts would be made of prints - orange/red/pinks with text prints for background, I think. I love your patterns.

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  11. These are all so pretty. Right now I am trying to stick with current projects but these are very tempting and cute! :) Happy New Year :)

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  12. It'd be red/pink prints for a Valentine's day pillow!

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  13. Very traditional with various reds taking center stage of wall hangings for my non quilter daughters.

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  14. Jayne, a big 'ole congrats on releasing the pattern!! It's adorable, I'd do it in brights but scrappy I think;-)

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  15. I would have to use my favorite colors-turquoise & brown, in variuos shades & combinations! Thank you, Susan

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  16. Congratulations on your first pattern! I would definitely go scrappy. I make lots of HSTs as leaders and enders, so, this pattern would be great to use them up into a whole quilt. Each heart could be a different color. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  17. Congratulations on your first pattern ! I'm pleased to have been a part of your project :-)

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  18. Inspiring pattern. I think that I could use this as my first rainbow scrap 2017 quilt. I would start making as many Purple Hearts of all three patterns using as many purple scraps as I could in January. And then move on to new colors as they are announced each month. Such fun...

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  19. It will definitely be rainbow and a mix of prints and solids. Congratulations on the release of your first pattern. Happy New Year!

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  20. I wish you the best with the new release. I'd do mine in red prints.

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  21. Oooohhh! Just the pattern I've been looking for! Just purchased a stack of pink/red combos to use for Valentine's Day! Would look fantastic for the tote bags I'm making!!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  22. two tone - one in purple the other in reds

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  23. I've always had a soft spot for heart-shaped projects, so this is one I need to have! My hearts would be scrappy, but with my purple stash. My sewing room is purple and my mini would be hung on my wall among my other favorites! Thanks for showing us your tester's projects...I've got a few new blogs to follow!

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  24. My hearts would be scrappy and in prints to represent all of the amazing people that are part of my life. I would have it no other way. :)

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  25. What adorable rainbow hearts! I would definitely make them scrappy

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  26. I think it would lean, pinkish/red scrappy, prints, solids for Valentine's Day....

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  27. i'm not sure what my hearts would look like probably bright but like you I'm blown away by the colours Sophie chose. Congratulations Jayne on meeting this goal!

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  28. These are super cute and I love seeing the tester versions too! Great start to the new year!

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  29. Definitely scrappy. Love the scrappy ones!
    Muttmomkay@gmail.com

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  30. Congratulations on your first pattern release, and thanks for the giveaway! Your rainbow versions speak to my heart, so that is what I would make, too. They are just beautiful!

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  31. Congratulations! Getting out a pattern is a lot of work! What a great way to ring in the new year :)

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  32. my 6x6 hearts would be made with three different colors, one pink, one purple and one green - then I would applique the initial of each of my grandchildren in the center and mail to them as a valentine gift.

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  33. I love these hearts! Mine would be scrappy and super colorful. Warm colors on one cool colors on another.

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  34. i would do rainbow and a text print background. thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. I love your new rainbow heart pattern! In fact, I just purchased it ...
    The only problem is that I now have yet another addition to my very long list of sewing goals for 2017...and this one needs to move up near the top!

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  36. Reds, love red and a light gray background. Happy New Year!!!

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  37. I love this pattern! I think the first one I would make would be two-toned. Would definitely have to make more than one. Thank you for chance to win pattern.

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  38. Nice pattern set-I especially like the heart in the heart! I would go scrappy with one color.
    Happy New Year!

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  39. My niece just added a sweet baby boy to their family, joining a 2 year old sister. So I think I'd make an outer heart of a color to represent both parents--maybe a black and white check or dots, since they are fun and unexpected, then the inner heart in my reds for their sweet daughter, then the center heart maybe in navy blue, for the new boy? I'd have to see how it looked, but I"d be going for a figurative tricolor for the four family members, and the colors would be bold because they are.

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  40. Oh, Jayne! This is a wonderful pattern!! I am very smitten with LunaLove's version using the eggplant colors - wow! I will be using prints because I can never resist them! Thanks!

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

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  41. I love your solids so I'd want to do that, too, then make more but using scraps!

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  42. I would make a two color top with purples! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win this spectacular pattern!

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  43. I would use dog themed fabrics for the dogs I love. So love the double heart pattern.

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  44. I would use dog themed fabrics for the dogs I love. So love the double heart pattern.

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  45. I don't think I could stop at just one colorway--I love hearts, and I love so many unique color combos, I would make several. Any extras could go into Project Linus quilts, so I could experiment to my heart's content.

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  46. I have some pretty batiks I think would be perfect for all the hearts especially the double heart. Heart patterns are my thing right now along with stars.Thanks

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  47. would HAVE to make more than one!! lol Definitely Scrappy for me, purples for my Daughter, and Blues for the other Daughter!! LOL Plus one in pinks & reds..for Valentines Day!!

    Thank you for chance to win your AWESOME pattern!!

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  48. Perfect pattern for NICU quilts my quild makes--so novelty baby fabrics.

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  49. I would do shades of blue ...maybe solids!
    Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  50. I could easily do a lot of scraps hearts, but I think I would try it in patriotic and do a Quilt of Valor. I'd love to win the pattern!!

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  51. Mine would be a splendid array of pink and red scraps. I need a new snuggle quilt for February!!

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  52. My big heart would be shades of reds with a blue small heart inside. The background would be black on white prints or grey prints.

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  53. I would love to make separate blocks in individual scrappy colors to make a rainbow heart quilt.

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  54. That's a tough question. I love rainbows, and so does my granddaughter and son, so I would probably go that route because that's who I would be giving them too. I'd also love to see it in teal and red. Like I said, a super tough choice. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  55. I think that I would have to go for a scrappy one first but eventually I would want to make all of the different color combinations. So Lovely. I am partial to solids and small prints so I am sure mine would include solids and prints.

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  56. I especially like the double heart! I'd love to make a rainbow version and a red one too!

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  57. COngrats Jayne! You're on the road now!
    My hearts will be bright with lots of silly fun prints in them. And some words and some applique to go with. LeeAnna at leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

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  58. Little ol' traditional me would either make them from my stash of older Thimbleberries as those particular burgundies, greens and golds match everything in my house.....or I'd made them in civil war prints with a pretty shirting as a background. Your patterns are beautiful.

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  59. Love your 🌈 hearts. My scrap collection is not that diverse, so I'd probably stick to blues and purples or blues and greens.

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  60. My scrap bin would decide the palette for me. : ) Congratulations on your pattern release, Jayne!

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  61. My hearts would be scrappy bright tone on tone prints. Great pattern!
    mfhagopian@aol.com

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  62. Congrats, I'm a scrappy kinda gal!
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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  63. I would mainly make rainbow hearts.

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  65. Congrats, Jayne! What a way to ring in the the new year! They're all fabulous! I just love your scrappy low volumne version. I'd make one like that!

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  66. Sounds odd, but I think a black/white version would be cool. :) Congrats on your pattern release!

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  67. Congratulations, Jayne! You've crossed one goal off the 2017 list, and in EARLY January, no less! A very fun pattern, too. For my first trio, it would be scrappy reds, blacks and whites. Then I would try a scrappy rainbow one like you did, though my scraps are less vibrant, and I'd use the low volume background.

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  68. I love that pattern. You are right, it is great for q quick gift idea, etc. I have never done a solids project, and I promised myself I would do one this year - so I would start with this one, because it works so well with solids. Just changed my mind. I would make a solid red heart and do the background with texts and low volume prints. Thank you for the opportunity. acbeier71@gmail.com

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  69. Very cute pattern....much more involved than the typical heart patterns out there! I would have to make a large scrappy version since I am a scrappy gal!

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  70. Congratulations, Jane! I'd make 2 solids--one in aquas, one in rainbow and then a print or. . . You're spot on--What the world needs now is love, sweet love!

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  71. Hi Jane,
    Scrappy orange , my fave warm color. THank you and Happy New Year!

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Jayne, Congratulations on your pattern Release! And Happy New Year! I love the rainbow Heart Trio, so of course I would love to make one for myself! Have a happy Day! anitalynette(dot)simmons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. All of the versions are so so pretty! Congratulations on starting off the new year with one goal already met.

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  74. I love your rainbow version but also like it in monochrome. I could do 9 hearts each in a different colour and make a lap quilt

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  75. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to make this project. I hope I win so i can make this pttern and share it with you :) JesseJMitchell@gmail.com

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  76. Congrats on your pattern release! I would probably choose my favorite rainbow of prints with a scrappy neutral background. Just makes me smile thinking about it. How can you not smile at a rainbow??

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  77. Great color choices on all of the examples. I would make mine in blue and cranberry.

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  78. Happy New Year and congrats on your first accomplishment of 2017. For me, I'm more of a 2-tone sort of girl so I'd probably make them using 2 different colors.

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  79. Oh well done Jayne, I'm so happy for you. I love what you wrote at the beginning of your post,

    Dear Past, Thanks for all the lessons. Dear Future, Bring it on!

    I would make my hearts blue, the colour of my children eyes, red, the love I feel for them, and yellow, for the happiness they have brought me.

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  80. lovely pattern. Mine would be controlled scrappy., probably in pinks and oranges.

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  81. I like this a lot! My hearts would be scrappy. I can also see them done in reds to follow along with my Valentine Day birthday. So many possibilities! Nadine W. Northern California rnwillis@velotech.net

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  82. Yay for the new pattern, Jayne! I'm hoping to have my first out later this month, and I'm loving seeing how many people are also taking the pattern writing plunge. I love yours with the LV prints, and Sarah's in blue/orange are a great take on it! If I made the pattern, it would all pink/purples : )

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  83. This would be great for using scraps. I love your rainbow heart.

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  84. Congratulations on the new pattern. Very cute! My hearts would be green and gold, because our hearts belong to the Green Bay Packers (or at least my husband's does!)

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  85. Great pattern! Congratulations. I think I'd make a rainbow one....or maybe...orange. LOL

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  86. My hearts would be made using Liberty floral prints...cute and dainty. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17@gmail.com

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  87. Love the hearts! Mine would be scrappy blue (my favourite colour) with white/beige. But I also have a lot of pink scraps, so that is an option too.

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  88. I want to make one in rainbow, two tone red and white and probably mostly with prints. I probably make a scrappy one too. What a great quilt!

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  89. These are beautiful! I think i would make some with a Neutral Pallete

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  90. These are just beautiful. Congrats on your pattern release!! Woohoo!!! :-D Now I'm off to see about these 2 new-to-me blogs. If their rainbow hearts are any indication, I may just have 2 new people to follow :-)
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  91. Congratulations on the pattern release, Jayne! The hearts are really beautiful in all of the different colours shown. It really is a great, versatile pattern. And thanks for the chance to win...I'm thinking mine would be two-toned, especially with the two backgrounds like your tester made. Here's hoping you get to do lots of happy dancing as your pattern sells :)

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  92. Oh so in love with hearts, love these. Would be fun to win the patterns, thanks
    sewfabrics at outlook dot com

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  93. Very pretty heart patterns. These would a perfect pattern to give a piece of your heart to someone. Thanks so much for a chance to win these adorable patterns.

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  94. I love rainbows!! and would make it a texty low volume background! Thanks for the opportunity I had already put your pattern on my wishlist at Craftsy when I saw it!

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  95. I think it would be really pretty in gradations of teal and aqua! Great pattern, I've Pinned it to share with others!

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