Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March Madness 2018! Nominate your favorite free pattern!

It wouldn't be March without a little bracket fun! Whether you're a basketball fan or not, you can still be part of the March Madness fun with a quilty twist. 
That's right! Our bracket will be packed with the most popular free quilt patterns featuring current fabric collections from our website. You can help choose which ones compete.

Use your vote to help your favorite pattern(s) win and advance through the bracket.

Our in-house Selection Committee has chosen 50 free quilt patterns from our website, featuring Benartex, Contempo Studio and Kanvas fabric collections. Now it's your turn. Help us to narrow these 50 patterns down to 16 to get our bracket started. (And use the links to download your favorite patterns so you can add them to your to-do list!)


Here's how it works:

  • Look through the quilt patterns featured below and leave a comment listing your favorite three. Please make sure you are listing your votes by pattern name, not fabric collection name. We've also included links to each pattern so you can download your favorites.
  • The same 50 patterns are featured on our "Sew Interesting" Group Facebook page, so you may also vote for your three favorites there if you choose (find details on Facebook voting on those pages). 
  • Please vote only once per venue (one comment with your three favorites here on the blog and once on our Sew Interesting page).
  • The voting is open through Friday, March 16th at 9:30 am EDT.At that point the voting is closed and we'll tally the results and post later on Friday with the official 2018 Fan Favorite Quilt Bracket, dates and details. 
Voting is now closed! Watch for our Sweet Sixteen announcement. 

Here are the nominated quilt patterns:



"Rose Colored Glasses" by Benartex Studio featuring Bali Roses & Lilacs

"Blue Shimmer" by Benartex Studio featuring Bali Blue Notes

"Color Sweep" by Tailormade by Design
featuring Color Flow by Caryl Breyer Fallert Gentry

"Cool Cats" by Ann Lauer featuring Cat-I-Tude

"Dark Plains" by Benartex Studio featuring Bali Stone Quarry

"Garden of Prayer" by Heidi Pridemore
featuring Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light

"Golden Hour" by Benartex Studio featuring Bali Sunset Valley

"Hidden ShooFly" by Rose Ann Cook featuring Modern Antiques

"Hidden Temple" by Benartex Studio featuring Bali Desert Valley

"Home Is Where the Heart Is" by Eleanor Burns
featuring Homestead: Colonial and Homestead: Country

"Mother Nature's Garden" by Jackie Robinson featuring A Wildflower Meadow

"Mountain Creek" by Benartex Studio featuring Meadow Song

"Mountain Waterfall" by Benartex Studio featuring Mountain Pass

"Mystic Valley" by Benartex Studio featuring Bali Water Garden

"My Sweet Love" by Benartex Studio featuring Bali Sweet Love

"Puzzle Box" by Heidi Pridemore featuring Bree by Nancy Halvorsen

"Sunny Afternoon" by Benartex Studio featuring Sunshine Garden by Cheryl Haynes

"Sunswept" by Ann Lauer featuring Here Comes the Sun

"Wonderwall" by Benartex Studio featuring Wonderlust

"Woodland Star" by Benartex Studio featuring Living Lodge

"Duckies" by Cherry Guidry featuring My Little Sunshine

"Folktale" by Amanda Murphy featuring Folk Art Fantasy

"Friendly Dinosaurs" by Heidi Pridemore featuring Dino Age

"Hidden Tulips" by Benartex Studio featuring Owls & Pals

"Meadow Paths" by Amanda Murphy featuring Meadow Dance

"Monster Story" by Heidi Pridemore
featuring Matthew's Mini Monsters by Matthew Pridemore

"Rainbow Taffy" by Christa Watson featuring Modern Marks

"Skating Rink" by Amanda Murphy featuring Winter Games

"Sleight of Hand" by Modern Quilt Studio featuring Dot Crazy

"Summer Porch" by Cherry Guidry featuring Front Porch

"Tranquil" by Amy Friend featuring Improv

"Violette" by Shelley Cavanna featuring Gloaming

"Beautiful Reflection" by Benartex Studio featuring Natural Beauty

"Blue Moon" by Heidi Pridemore featuring Blue Brilliance

"Breath of Fresh Hare" by Benartex Studio featuring Love Bunny

"Coming up Daisies" by Benartex Studio featuring Oops A Daisy

"Daisy Garden" by Benartex Studio featuring Bumble Bumble

"Enchanted Garden" by Tailormade by Design featuring Enchanted

"Fields of Violet" by Benartex Studio featuring Pansy Noir

"Golden Valley" by Stephanie Sheridan featuring Sun Valley

"Have U Any Wool" by Benartex Studio featuring All's Wool that Ends Wool

"Impressive Grid" by Heidi Pridemore featuring Floral Impressions

"Koala Joey" by Benartex Studio featuring Koala Baby

"Little Ray of Sunshine" by Benartex Studio featuring Sunburst

"Made in the USA" by Benartex Studio featuring Love American Style

"North Star" by Benartex Studio featuring Into the Woods 2

"Red White and Beautiful" by Benartex Studio featuring Simply American

"Scotty Dogs" by Tailormade by Design featuring Scottish Charm

"Strokes of Brilliance" by Benartex Studio featuring Blocks of Brilliance

"Sunset Eclipse" by Heidi Pridemore featuring Patio Splash

Voting is now closed. Thanks for voting! Watch for our Sweet Sixteen announcement. 
Remember, you can vote for three quilts to get into the Sweet Sixteen. Vote by quilt name. Don't forget to download the pdfs to make your favorites! 
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170 comments:

  1. So many great patterns to choose from! My favorite three are Rose Colored Glasses, Hidden Temple and Violette.

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  2. My favorites: Rainbow Taffy, sleight of Hand and Little Ray of sunshine

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  3. Dark Plains, Wonderwall, Tranquil

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  4. Little Ray of Sunshine, Hidden ShooFly, Folktale

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  5. Color Sweep, Hidden Temple and Home is Where the heart is

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  6. Skating Rink, Meadow Paths, and Folktale

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  7. Folktales, Meadows Path, Skating Rink

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  8. Folktale, Meadow Paths, Skating Rink

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  9. Folktale, Meadow Paths, Skating Rink

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  10. Garden of Prayer, Sunswept, Woodland Star

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  11. Skating Rink, Meadow Paths, and Folktale

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  12. Skating rink, Meadow paths and Folktale !

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  13. Tranquil, Breath of Fresh Hare, Cool Cats!

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  14. Duckies, Folktale, Skating Rink

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  15. They are all absolutely beautiful quilt designs, showcasing amazing fabric collections. Just to pick:
    1) "Duckies" by Cherry Guidry featuring My Little Sunshine
    2) "Tranquil" by Amy Friend featuring Improv
    3) "Rainbow Taffy" by Christa Watson featuring Modern Marks

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  16. "Skating Rink" by Amanda Murphy featuring Winter Games
    Love Amanda's work!

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  17. FOLKTALE by Amanda Murphy
    MOTHERS NATURE GARDEN by Jackie Robsinson
    RAINBOW TAFFY by Christa Watson

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  18. Difficult decision as all are beautiful patterns! Three I really like: "Hidden Shoofly", "Mother Nature's Garden", and "Sunny Afternoon"

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  19. Skating Rink, Fields of Violet , Blue shimmer

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  20. Tranquil
    Sunset Eclipse
    Sunny Afternoon

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  21. Skating Rink, Meadow Paths, and Folktale

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  22. Rainbow Taffy, Wonderwall, and Sunset Eclipse.

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  23. Skating Rink, Meadow paths, and Rose Colored Glasses are my picks.

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  24. Folktale, Meadow Paths, Skating Rink. Love Amanda Murphy's designs!

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  25. Skating rink meadow paths and folktale

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  26. Rose colored glasses, Dark Plains, and Mountain Creek Green..

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  27. Tranquil, rainbow taffy, and rose colored glasses, but it was really hard to choose! And the panel Quilts are great inspiration too - I screenshotted those for future reference

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  28. Skating Rink, Meadow Paths, and My Sweet Love are my favourites!

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  29. Sleight of Hand, Rainbow Taffy, and Wonder Wall

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  30. Sunset eclipse, enchanted garden and blue moon

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  31. So many beautiful patterns, so hard to choose just three! But, if I have to, they are: Hidden Tulips, Violette, and Little Ray of Sunshine.

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  32. My favorites, although hard to choose: Wonder Wall, Rose Colored Glass, Hidden Temple.

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  33. My three favorites were Scotty Dogs, North Star and Little Garden of prayer.

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  34. Tranquil, Rose Colored Glasses, and Sleight of Hand.

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  35. Hidden Temple, Mountain Creek & Mountain Waterfall are my favorites.

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  36. My Sweet Love, Rainbow Taffy and Coming Up Daisies

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  37. Cool Cats, Folktale, Tranquil

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  38. Lots of wonderful choices.........my picks are Cool Cats, Rainbow Taffy and Wonderwall

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  39. Rose Colored Glasses, Rainbow Taffy and Sleight of Hand, but it was hard to choose just three!

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  40. "Rose Colored Glasses"
    "Rainbow Taffy"
    "Violette"

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  41. Violettet, Rainbow Taffy and Hidden Tulips

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  42. What fun!!
    Tranquil, Violette and Wonderwall

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  43. Tranquil, Breath of Fresh Hare and Sleight of Hand

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  44. My choices are: Cool Cats, Violette, and Little Ray of Sunshine.

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  45. Folktale, skating rink and meadow path by Amanda Murphy!

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  46. Duckies, Skating Rink, and Breathe of fresh Air. x

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  47. Folktale, skating rink, and meadow path by amanda murphy

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  48. Very hard to limit my choices to three, but here goes: Scotty Dogs, Have You Any Wool and Beautiful Reflections

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  49. Sunny Afternoon, Sunswept, and Mystic Valley

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  50. Rainbow Taffy, Hidden Shoefly, and Slight of Hand

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  51. Duckies, Blue Moon, Hidden Temple

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  52. Scotty dogs, Tranquil, Rose Colored Glasses! My favorites, Susan

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  53. Folktale, Meadow Paths, and Skating Rink.

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  54. Blue Moon,Mystic Valley and Rainbow Taffy.. So hard to choose just three.

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  55. Shades of Brilliance, Rainbow Taffy, Hidden Temple. I have a forth choice as well... darn it! Tough to choose.

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  56. Tranquil, Rose Colored glasses, and Sunset Eclipes.

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  57. Violette, Tainbow Taffy and Wonderwall

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  58. Mother Nature's Garden, Meadow Paths, Tranquil.

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  59. Tough to choose! Rose Colored Glasses, Hidden ShooFly, and Rainbow Taffy Juls in FL

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  60. Mother Nature's Garden - Rose Colored Glasses - Rainbow Taffy

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  61. Wonderwall, Tranquil, Hisden Temple

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  62. I vote for Hidden Shoofly, Sunset Eclipse and Mother Nature's Garden.

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  63. Color sweep, Mountain waterfall, Rainbow Taffy

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  64. Sunswept, Rainbow Taffy & Violette

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  65. Sunset eclipse
    Have u any wool
    Mountain waterfall

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  66. Made in the USA
    Meadow Paths
    Mother Nature's Garden

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  67. Rose colored glasses, color sweep and sunset eclipse

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  68. Mystic Valley
    Rainbow Taffy
    Violette

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  69. Skating Rink, Meadow Paths, and Folktale

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  70. My favorites are Stroke of Brilliance, Mother Nature's Garden (I love stars!), and Blue Shimmer.

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  71. My favorites are Rose Colored Glasses, Wonderwall, and North Star.

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  72. Golden Hour, Mountain Retreat and Cool Cats...

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  73. Cool cats, sunswept, blue shimmer

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  74. Blue Shimmer
    Skating rink and folk tale

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  75. Cuántos quilts hermosos!!! Me gustaron más de tres, pero como solo podemos colocar tres, aquí van los míos:
    cool cats
    home is where the heart is
    Made in USA

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  76. My choices are:
    #1 Mountain Waterfall
    #2 Hidden Temple
    #3 Golden Temple

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  77. Wow! Hard to pick only 3! My favorite free patterns - "Wonderwall", "Hidden Tulips", and "Home is where the Heart is".

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  78. Skating rink, Meadow paths and Folktale

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  79. Color Sweep
    Hidden Temple
    Enchanted Garden

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  80. Such a fun group! My picks are:
    Rainbow Taffy
    Sleight of Hand, and
    Tranquil

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  81. My choices are:
    Skating Rink
    Meadow Paths
    Folktale

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  82. Violette, North Star, Sunset Eclipse.

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  83. Wonderwall, Scotty Dogs (of course!) and Folktale

    Sandy A

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  84. Wonder Wall
    Mystic Valley
    Rose Colored Glasses

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  85. Cool cats, Sunswept and Impressive Grids

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  86. Rose Colored Glasses, Dark Plains, Scotty Dogs

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  87. Sleight of hand, rainbow Taffy, wonderwall are my favourites.

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  88. Little Ray of Sunshine, Rainbow Taffy, Wonderwall

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  89. Love Wonder Wall. Also, Daisy Garden and Blue Moon.

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  90. Sleight of Hand, Rainbow Taffy and Wonderwall

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  91. Rose colored glasses, tranquility cool cats

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  92. Rainbow Taffy, Sleight of Hand and Wonderwall

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  93. Sleigh of Hand, wonderwall and rainbow taffy

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  94. Favorites are Sleight Of Hand, Little Ray of Sunshine, and Sunset Eclipse

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  95. Sleight of hand. Enchanted garden. Wonderwall.

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  96. Blue Shimmer, Little Ray of Sunshine, Rose Colored Glasses


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  97. Sleight of Hand and Coming Up Daisies

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  98. Rose colored glasses, wonderwall, tranquil

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  99. I love sleight of hand!

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  100. Sleight of Hand, Rainbow Taffy, Tranquil

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  101. Sleight of Hand! :)

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  102. Sleight of hand, rose colored glasses,

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  103. Sleight of hand, Golden hour, Mountain waterfall

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  104. Rainbow Taffy and Sleight of Hand

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  105. Wonderwall, Fields of Violet, and Rose Colored Glasses

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  106. Sleight of Hand, Tranquil

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  107. Little Ray of Sunshine
    Violette
    Blue Shimmer

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  108. Rainbow Taffy, Mountain Creek, Blue Shimmer

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  109. Sleight of hand, tranquil and colour sweep. ☺️

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  110. Sleight of Hand, Violette, Meadow Paths

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  111. Made in the USA, Sleight of Hand and Blue Moon

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  112. skating rink and meadow paths

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  113. Skating Rink, Meadow Paths, and Folktale

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  114. Folktake, Meadow path, skating rink!!!!

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  115. Blue Moon, Sleight of Hand, and Puzzle Box

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  116. Sleight of Hand, Mountain Creek, and Blue Shimmer :)

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  117. Sleight of Hand, Rainbow Taffy, Tranquil

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  118. Sleight of hand, tranquil, and Scotty dogs are my favorites

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  119. My favorites are Little Ray of Sunshine, Sunny Afternoon and Summer Porch. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  120. Cool Cats, Hidden Shoo Fly, and Little Ray of Sunshine

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  121. My votes are for Sleight of Hands, Rainbow Taffy, and Puzzle Box

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  122. Rose colored glasses, mountain Creek, Scotty dogs

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  123. 1. Sleight of Hand, 2. Coming Up Daisy, and 3. Rainbow Taffy

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  124. Folktale, Sleight of Hand and Scotty Dog are my 3 favorites.

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  125. Rose Colored Glasses, Blue Shimmer, Hidden Temple

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  126. sleight of hand, wonderwall, daisy garden

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  127. Mountain Creek
    Rainbow Taffy
    Sleight of Hand

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  128. Sleight of Hand, Blue Shimmer and hidden shoe fly

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  129. Dark Plains
    Wonderwall
    Tranquil

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  130. Fields of Violet
    Sleight of Hand
    Rose Colored Glasses

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  131. Golden Hour
    Sleight of hand
    Hidden Temple

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  132. North Star
    Fields of Violet
    Wonderwall

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  133. "Tranquil" by Amy Friend featuring Improv
    "Duckies" by Cherry Guidry featuring My Little Sunshine

    "Summer Porch" by Cherry Guidry featuring Front Porch

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  134. Tranquil, home is where the heart is, sunset eclipse

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  135. Rose Colored Glasses, Puzzle Box, Tranquil

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  136. Sleight of Hand
    Sunny Afternoon
    Sunset Eclipse

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  137. Mystic Valley
    Scotty Dogs
    Coming Up Daisies

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  138. Homestead: Colonial, My Little Sunshine and Love Bunny are my top 3!

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  139. 1) Sleight of Hand
    2) Little Ray of Sunshine

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  140. Sleight of Hand, Wonderwall, and ColorSweep are my top 3

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  141. Folktales, Rainbow Taffy and Tranquil!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. Strokes of brilliance, little ray of sunshine, Violette

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  143. My favorites are, Golden Hour, Sunny Afternoon, Rainbow Taffy.

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  144. Duckies Hidden Tulips and Beautiful Reflection

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  145. Duckies, Monster Story, Koala Joey

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  146. Rainbow Taffy, Sleight of Hand, & Tranquil

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  147. Sleight of Hand, Mountain Creek & Folktale

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  148. Hidden Temple, Mountain Waterfall, Sleight of Ha

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  149. Rainbow Taffy, Wonderwall and Sleight of Hand

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  150. rainbow taffy, color sweep rose colored glasses

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  151. Sleight of hand, God Bless America, Scottie dog

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  152. Sleight of hand, God Bless America, Scottie dog

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  153. Sleight of hand, God Bless America, Scottie dog

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  154. Hidden ShooFly, Enchanted Garden, A Little Ray of Sunshine

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  155. Slight of Hand, Hidden Shoe Fly, Tranquil

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  156. little ray of sunshine, scotty dogs and hidden shooFly

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  157. Mother Nature's Garden,Sunswept, Hidden ShooFly.

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  158. Tranquil, Sleight of Hand, Strokes of Brilliance

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  159. Hidden Temple, Violette, Wonderwall

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  160. Sleight of Hand

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  161. Rainbow taffy, hidden showfly, sleight of hand

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  162. Wow--so many to choose from-you make it too hard!
    Hidden Tulips, Hidden Shoofly and Mystic Valley

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  163. Blue Shimmer, Rainbow Taffy and Little Ray of Sunshine.

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