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Monday, September 28, 2015

Day 28: Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop!

I'm happy to be a part of the Jaftex family through Henry Glass & Co, where I have been designing for the past twelve years, first as Buggy Barn, and now as One Sister.  It truly is a family enterprise and we are all very lucky to be a part of such a great organization!  Linda LumDeBono asked us all to participate in this blog hop (she's a great organizer!) to help inspire your creativity, and in the process give away some great fabrics and a chance to win fabulous prizes!  













It's been a fun month to see what each designer has done with the fabric bundles and how different the projects have looked! I received a bundle of Folio Basics and I'm sharing a block, with permission, from the quilt "Crazy Hot" that will be coming out in my upcoming book from Martingale, "A Crazy Summer at the Lake", due out Summer 2016.  Here, I've used the folio prints in the rays and used a new One Sister "Note to Self" stripe 8459-35 in the center and  Buggy Barn yarn dye 8102Y-88 as the background.  I love the darker background with the brighter prints!  And, yes! The block is a crazy block!


I was designing this block this summer, when fellow Henry Glass designer Kim Diehl came to my house to photograph the quilts for her next book.  Since it's a Christmas book, it really was Christmas in July at my house!  We had fully decorated Christmas trees and stockings hung by the mantle with care, and it even snowed -indoors!  I must admit that I had absolutely no idea what went on "behind the scenes", but I sure learned a lot! Truthfully, it was organized craziness, as you can see in the photo, and right down my alley!  Kim is fabulous!  You will all love her book!  The best part had to be Kim's home-made Christmas cookies that we got to sample!  My sister stopped by with her grandsons for a visit and Briggs got to be a hand model in one of the cookie shots!  I sure hope the photo it makes it into the book-no one will know that's his pudgy little hand except us!


More recently, you know I've been getting ready for Fall Quilt Market, and that my production samples for my "Note to Self" line have arrived so I was able to add the floral word prints, pattern 8456, to this new pattern!  The pattern will be available in my new book next month!  Sign up for my newsletter on my website to be the first to know when the book and fabric are available for order!


And don't forget about the great anniversary prizes being given away by Jaftex!  There are lots of ways to enter and lots of chances to win!  Check it out HERE!  I  will be giving away a fat quarter bundle of Folio Basics...just reply here on my blog and help me name my new crazy book!  Should it be "Completely Crazy", "Absolutely Crazy", or "Unbelievably Crazy"?  Any are pretty appropriate don't you think?  





180 comments:

  1. I like Absolutely Crazy. Really enjoy the pictures of your home and quilts too!

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  2. I like Absolutely Crazy. Really enjoy the pictures of your home and quilts too!

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  3. I agree it should be absolutely crazy.

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  4. I agree it should be absolutely crazy.

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  5. Great minds think alike. I also chose Absolutely Crazy as my favorite name for your new book.

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  6. I really like Completely Crazy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  8. What a great share in the Jaftex blog, shining star. I am sad the month is winding down but my "to-do" list is caving at all the "wants" I have added this month. Best wishes in your new business, I have been a long time buggy fan and look forward to your new venture. Pick a name that will allow you to add to the series, so start with A, Absolutely Crazy.

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  9. Absolutely Crazy sounds like a good place to start! Love your patterns! (phonygal@msn.com)

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  10. I like Completely Crazy :) Your block is amazing - good job!! Thanks for the chance to win a BuNdLe!!

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  11. Absolutely Crazy!! Love your quilt block! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Completely Crazy is the way to go!

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  13. Unbelievably Crazy is my choice. Thank you.

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  14. Absolutely Crazy it sounds inviting....lol....Love the quilts you showed us ty for info ....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  15. I kinda lean toward "Unbelievably Crazy" myself! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  16. Absolutely Crazy it sounds inviting....lol....Love the quilts you showed us ty for info ....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  17. I like the name Completely Crazy.

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  18. Janet, I like the sound of Absolutely Crazy. Also, if books are listed alphabetically, you will be at the top of the list.
    Christine from Ontario

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  19. My vote goes to Absolutely Crazy!

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  20. I like Completely Crazy, but have you considered Incredibly Crazy, that would work too. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Unbelievably Crazy !!! Thank you. How exciting a book must be!

    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  22. I like unbelievably crazy quilts, can't wait to see it

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  23. Absolutely crazy. Look forward to seeing your upcoming book.

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  24. I love crazy, I'd go for Unbelievably Crazy. Thanks.

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  25. HI, I like "Completely Crazy"!
    Thank You for the Giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  26. I like Completely Crazy or Beautifully Crazy.

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  27. Hi Janet! I like Unbelievably Crazy! Can't wait until the book and fabric line comes out.
    Thanks for the give away! Robin

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  28. Wow! Your quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. I like "Unbelievably Crazy".

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  29. i like unbelievably crazy. your quilt is gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. I like Absolutely Crazy! :)
    dmr1157@hotmail.com

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  31. Beautiful quilt! I like the name Unbelievably Crazy for your book.

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  32. Absolutely crazy! Lovely quilt! Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

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  33. "Unbelievably Crazy" 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  34. Love your star quilt! How about Unbelievably, Absolutely and Unbelievably Crazy (all the time)? Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  35. Absolutely Crazy. If you decide to continue with the crazy theme on future books, how about adding Unmistakably Crazy to the list.

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  36. I would pick "Absolutely Crazy". Looking forward to the book.

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  37. "Completely Crazy" would get my attention while book shopping.

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  38. I like Absolutely Crazy. Thanks.

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  39. I like the title Absolutely Crazy! Good luck on your book.

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  40. I like completely crazy! Thanks for sharing your lovely blocks.

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  41. I like... Absolutely Crazy! I think that fits a lot of us quilters and lovers of fabric, as well as some of our projects. Thanks!

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  42. That photo shoot sounds like a blast! All the best to you in this new phase of your quilting career ;)

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  43. Have to agree with others about Absolutely Crazy. It struck me right off.

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  44. I like the sound of completely crazy. It rolls off the tongue very smoothly.

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  45. I vote for completely crazy. Nice aliteration

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  46. I vote for completely crazy. Nice aliteration

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  47. I like "Absolutely Crazy". Your block is awesome!

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  48. My favourite is "Completely Crazy".

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  49. "Absolutely crazy!" You don't want to go halfway! LOL.

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  50. I like all 3 names, but will vote for "Completely Crazy"!
    susan430(at)cox(dot)com

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  51. I love them all, but "Completely Crazy" stands out just a touch.

    The behind the scenes would have been interesting. Love your work.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  52. I am ready to enter your cra cra. What is the flower quilt pictured in this blog post?

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    1. Hi Pat! I haven't named the flower quilt yet! But it will be in this soon to be named book! I'm tallying the votes now!

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  53. Completely Crazy...kinda describes quilters in general, don't you think??

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  54. I like the "Completely Crazy" also. Wouldn't want them to think you were completely gone, would we? LOL!

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  55. I love your quilt! I think "Absolutely Crazy" is appropriate. =)

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  56. My vote is for "Completely Crazy".

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  57. "Completely Crazy" is perfect. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  58. I'd say Unbelievably Crazy. Love the dark background for your quilt with a pop of color. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  59. I like Unbelievably Crazy, because if it's unbelievable I want to know about it!

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  60. Completely Crazy Quilts. I think you need the word quilts in there or my whole family will think the book is about them. Lol. Joanrob8@gmail.com

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  61. I like all the names but how about Incredibly Crazy??!! Lol

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  62. Completely Crazy has a very satisfying sound.

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  63. Ooooh...would choose "Unbelievably Crazy!"...because of all the Awesomeness!! :)

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  64. Oh my what a great block!! I'd choose Completely Crazy for a name for the block. Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win!

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  65. Absolutely Crazy! Love your new pattern, can't wait to see it finished.

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  66. My vote is for Completely Crazy!! CC, just like my initials. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  67. Completely Crazy sounds good to me too. It describes how some quilters feel about their projects some times at the very beginning of trying something new. Love the brights against the dark background.

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  68. I like Completely Crazy, it describes me sometimes when trying something new!

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  69. How about Crazy for Quilting? I like Completely Crazy too!! rosesabeyatyahoodotcom

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  70. I love unbelievable crazy. such a neat name.

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  71. I think that "Unbelievably Crazy" is a great name for your new book. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  72. I like "Unbelievably Crazy". The title would definitely makrpe you want to check it out.

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  73. Absolutely Crazy. Love the Crazy Hot block.

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  74. Unbelievably Crazy. That's my vote but all sounded good.

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  75. I think Unbelievably Crazy is best. No one wants to believe that they are crazy! I really like your style!

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    1. Hi Kathy! You are the lucky winner of the fabric bundle as selected from Random.com Congratulations! Please email me at onesisterdesigns.com to claim your prize!

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  76. I vote for Unbelievably Crazy because I have a lot of moments like that. Lol

    tushaythreeatyahoodotcom

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  77. All would be appropriate, but I like Unbelievably Crazy best; it just sounds great!

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  78. All would be appropriate, but I like Unbelievably Crazy best; it just sounds great!

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  79. What a pleasure to discover your blog! Your home and your designs are beautiful. I like Completely Crazy because of the repeating "C" sounds. It kind of goes along with Continually Crazy too. :)

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  80. Completely Crazy has a ring to it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. How about "Single - y Craz - y?"

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  82. Completely Crazy gets my vote.

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  83. Completely Crazy. Or what about Sew Crazy or Going Sew Crazy!? Lets get Sew Crazy...ok now I can't stop.....

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  84. Absolutely Crazy gets my vote or you could call it Sew World Crazy.

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  85. I think "Completely Crazy" has a nice sound to it. I am so looking forward to following your new journey!

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  86. I think "Completely Crazy" has a nice sound to it. I am so looking forward to following your new journey!

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  87. I like Completely Crazy.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  88. I'm leaning toward Absolutely Crazy debbie at shelteredstitches dot com

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  89. Completely Crazy has a nice flow to it so I'll go with that.

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  90. Completely Crazy gets my vote. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. I like Unbelievably Crazy because they are so good they are unbelievable

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  92. I like the sound of "completely crazy" because that's what Summer is all about, right? Thanks for the awesome giveaway! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  93. I love a good alliteration so my vote is "completely crazy" :)

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  94. I also like alliteration so I would go with Completely Crazy. Thanks for the chance to win a pretty bundle of fabric.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  95. I also like alliteration so I would go with Completely Crazy. Thanks for the chance to win a pretty bundle of fabric.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  96. Unbelievably Crazy sounds good to me.

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  97. I like "unbelievably crazy". I have several of your books and love them! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  98. I like "Completely Crazy" for your book title. Saving the other two names for your next two books. :) I would love to win this fabric - it's beautiful.
    sfernkopf@yahoo.com

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  99. Use them all!! Completely and Absolutely Unbelievably Crazy!!

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  100. Wow, your 'Crazy' books are great, so perhaps this next one is 'Completely Crazy'. Love your style and thanks!

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  101. Unbelievably Crazy---:)
    N.snaer at gmail.com

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  102. How about -- Sew Unbelievably Crazy? LOL! Lovely fabric, thank you for the chance to win.

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  103. I vote for Completely Crazy. Just like the two c's together. Love the chance to win new fabric. Thanks for all you do for us quilters.

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  104. I like Completely Crazy for the book you're working on. Use Absolutely Crazy for your next book and Unbelievably Crazy for the book after that. And all three Completely, Unbelievably and Absolutely Crazy for the book after that. Problem solved.

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  105. I think Completely Crazy will do just fine.

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  106. Completely Crazy sounds like a great title to me!

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  107. I like Completely Crazy. Thanks,

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  108. I LIKE PAM'S Sew Unbelievably Crazy!

    or JUST PLAIN CRAZY!!!

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  109. I like Completely Crazy. After all, if we finish it, it should be complete :-)

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  110. I really love your quilt! I love Absolutely Crazy for the title.

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  111. I like how Completely sounds with Crazy, the repetition of the "K" sound is catchy. sarah@forrussia.org

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  112. 'Completely Crazy' works because of alliteration. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. Love your block! If not Completely Crazy then maybe "Note to Self-I'm Not Crazy"?

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  114. Love your block! If not Completely Crazy then maybe "Note to Self-I'm Not Crazy"?

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  115. Definitely should be Completely Crazy.

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  116. I think it should be "Completely Crazy". Love it.

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  117. Hi Janet, it's so nice to meet you.
    It's Unbelievably Crazy.

    schimmel.db@gmail.com

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  118. I like Absolutely Crazy! That hits home with everyone=) lol thank you, I hope to see Briggs "pudgy little hand" in the book:)

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  119. Completely Crazy because I like alliteration.

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  120. My favorite is "Unbelievably Crazy", it adds mystery. bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  121. My vote is for Completely Crazy.

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  122. Such a fun post!!! My vote is "Completely Crazy".....the alliteration, of course, but also the connotation of finished accomplishment that goes with "complete"... :) my 2 cents :)

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    1. Ooh! What about "Pretty Crazy"? Haha! See what you started?!?! :) (sorry about the double post!)

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    2. Pretty Crazy is good too! I'll put it in the file!

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  123. Absolutely! Love your barn with the quilt block, I wish my husband would let me do that at our place. Not that anyone would ever see it, but it would be so cool! Thanks!

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  124. I like Absolutely Crazy! However, I'm always saying, "That's Just Crazy!" LOL

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  125. Completely Crazy! Absolutely Crazy works for me too. Oh I'm not helping at all, am I? LOL

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  126. I think I'm in the minority, but I kinda like Unbelievably Crazy. Love the barn!

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  127. One of my favorite Jeopardy categories is Alliteration so I like 'Completely Crazy.'

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  128. Completely Crazy rings TRUE! Have fun making the quilts with your fabrics! My father always said I was crazy to cut up perfectly good fabric and sew it back together. I Happy to be Completely Crazy too.

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  129. However, I think you are Perfectly Crazy :) Waving "hi" to my neighbor all the way from Odessa!!

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  130. I'm pretty partial to "Unbelievably Crazy" myself. Cause aren't we all really? Lol!!

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  131. Your photo shoot sounded very fun!! And I love your bright star block!!
    Absolutely Crazy!! It just rolls off your tongue!!

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  132. I like Completely Crazy the most.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  133. Absolutely Crazy! pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  134. Absolutely Crazy is my choice.

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  135. I like "Completely Crazy" for the quilt name.

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  136. I like the sound of "Completely Crazy".

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