Monday, 27 August 2012

Bella Mountains and a giant fat giveaway!

At last it is time to reveal a new free pattern for The Village Haberdashery,  'Bella Mountains' Duvet cover. Annie contacted me a few months back with asking if I had any ideas for a project  for Lotta Jansdotter's latest line Bella for Windham fabrics.  
I wanted to make something big, the patterns are bold and I wanted to capture that.  And then I thought of a duvet cover.  I struggle finding good quality cotton bedding which isn't either overly flowery or decorated with hideous scratchy stitching.  
This is my solution: a bright, Scandinavian, mountainous duvet cover that will keep our little bedroom looking light as we go into Autumn.   I chose 15 Bella prints and a Kona solid- Annie said white was the best match and she was so right!  It was spot on,
 I must mention the influence of Marit here- her Wanna Tri posts on 60 degree triangle quilts really captured my attention and she is a great source of knowledge and tips.
 There is no waste in this project, only a few scraps left at the end and I used those up making matching pillow cases.   You could take this design a little further and use coloured solids instead of the Kona white-  Annie has a list of colours that will match the Bella prints.
 You can see the entire Bella collection here at The Village Haberdashery.  Bella Mountains pattern is here.  And now for the really exciting bit, a chance to win a great big fat FQ stack of the whole Bella line.   A huge thankyou to Annie for such a generous prize!
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I've kept it pretty easy, all you need to do is tell me which of the Bella prints you like the best!  The giveaway is open to UK and Europe only- sorry international peeps.  Comments will close 6.00am Monday 3rd September.   I will need your email address so make sure this is in your profile or your comment.   Random number will pick and Annie will mail the stack direct to the winner!
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146 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great giveaway! My favourite print is the Coastal Flowers in Grey Plank - simple but pretty and I've a gwwoing collection of grey and white prints!

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  2. A duvet cover! Why have I never thought of making one of them?! Huh? Huh? (coz I'm Stoopid? You can say it, s'okay...)

    Fabric wise, I can't choose between the breezy trees and the coastal flowers. They are both amazing.

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  3. Gorgeous! I totally need a new duvet cover and this is simply perfect! My favorite prints are the woven and the Rocky shore (all colors!!). Such a great collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. my favourite are the crosshatches - love them!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!! My favorite prints are the Rocky Shore :)

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  6. Scattered Sand in Warm Grey is definitely my kinda print!

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  7. The Whispering trees and the Woven in blue caught my attention.
    I'm from Oregon, USA but I do have a friend in Sweden who would be only too glad to get a package from you.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Tack så mycket.

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  8. Rocky shore in scooner is my favourite! But they all look sooo good together! And what a great idea to make a duvet! Absolutely love it and I'm gonna make one too!

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  9. I'm international sadly - had to comment on the gorgeous cover. I have a Echo Swoon for our room that I completed earlier this year and it does truly make the room more light - great triangle pattern :)

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  10. I really love the Coastal Flowers in Grey Plank - but I would take the whole bundle, too! ;)
    thank you for the chance to win!

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  11. I love the Rocky Shore in sunspray... Just love the yellow grey combo.

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  12. A quilt cover...what a great idea! I love the coastal flowers in grey and woven in schooner. I know you said 'pick a favourite' but I can't decide between them!!

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  13. I love the duvet cover, it works great with the scale of the prints. My favourite print is the Whispering Trees in Poppy - it seems beautifully autumnal!

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  14. My favourite print is Rocky Shore, in any colour!

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  15. I love the whispering trees and think this would make a lovely duvet cover for our bed

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  16. Wonderful duvet cover. But that giveaway is just not fair. Making us choose! I like the flowers (both), but I also like the trees and the chickens (?).

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  17. I love them all but Scattered sand in yellow most :)

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  18. Wow Kerry, I see you have made good use of that new beast of a sewing machine of yours. Excellent work, Bella is the perfect choice for a duvet cover.
    And what a generous give away, my favourite is the grey dots with the teal leaf...no idea what the prints are called but I like that one.

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  19. I love the coastal flowers (both colourways) - just lovely

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  20. The big grey dots with blue leaves is my favourite, but actually I like them all and the colours are 'just me'.

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  21. I like them all but the Whispering Trees in Bermuda is just lovely!

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  22. The blue leaves with the grey dots make my heart sing. Love the whole line though. Great giveaway - thanks to you and Annie. And love, love, love the duvet cover!!

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  23. I especially love those little birds fabric! Great giveaway. Greetings lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  24. I am in love with the Scattered Sand in Sunspray - it makes me happy, and want to go back on holiday!

    The duvet cover is wonderful - genius!

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  25. The duvet is gorgeous!!!
    My fave print is Pebbles but can't decide between the cornflower blue and the grey plank - too much yumminess!!

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  26. I love the little birds. Thanks

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  27. Gorgeous duvet cover! I think my favourite is the trees with the teal leaves. Fingers crossed :)

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  28. Great project Kerry. Love the little birds in teal altho every print is lovely.

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  29. I love that duvet cover! Fantastic idea, I wish i could get all my points to line up so perfectly.

    Printwise I'm loving the whispering trees in Bermuda. In fact I'm rather a fan of all the prints with that little kick of turquoise.

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  30. Think my favorite is - Bella - Coastal Flowers in Cornflower Blue

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  31. Very tricky, but I think Whispering Trees in Bermuda. Thank you to Annie for her generosity and the chance to win this fabulous collection of fabric.
    Clare

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  32. Such a stunning duvet set Kerry, it would surely brighten even the dullest of days! And such a generous giveaway - and such a difficult choice to chose a favourite.....I love the Seabirds (heck I love them all!) but the Rocky Shore in Sunspray is my favouritest!!!

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  33. oh kerry!!!! it's beautiful!! I love the bella/triangles combo, they look beautiful together. Hope you're using it on your bed!

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  34. Thanks for offering this very generous giveaway! My favourite is Coastal Flowers in Blue.

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  35. I like the coastal flowers in Cornflower blue - fab give away, I have fingers and toes crossed x

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  36. Your bedding turned out,beautiful! Such a difficult,choice, but I think Wispering Trees in Bermuda has my vote. thanks to Annie,for a,great giveaway!

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  37. Hi love the duvet, great fabrics, very hard to choose but my favourite is seabirds in poppy? X

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  38. Yes, the white really suits this line well. And thank you for the oattern! Love the idea of using a bed sheet for the backing.
    I would choose Whispering Trees in poppy. Perfect color for the floating leaves and the birdy on the branch is so sweet. Thank you for the chance to win..

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  39. oh yes please....I have been waiting and waiting for this fabric to come out. I love the grey flower.

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  40. Love your duvet cover!

    My favourite is Woven in poppy!

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  41. Gorgeous, I love it. As for my favourite, it has to be scattered sand in sunspray, so warm and vibrant.

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  42. Well it's not easy picking one but I think whispering trees in Bermuda. Great duvet cover

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  43. Hi Kerry! What you mean pretty easy - easy to choose just one favourite? Then let it be 'Rocky Shore in Sunspray'. Your idea to make a duvet cover is wonderful and these fabrics are really beautiful! Thank you for lovely give away! x Teje

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  44. Tricky but I think whispering trees in poppy has to be the one - trees and poppy colour combined in one fabric - perfect!

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  45. I love the Coastal Flowers in Cornflower Blue! really nice

    Liquiddemize@gmail.com

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  46. Rocky Shore in Seaspray ... hard to choose ... what a lovely collection of fabrics ... thanks for the chance to take part in the giveaway ... Bee xx

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  47. I like the birds in aqua. They are all pretty though. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  48. Lovely pattern. The whispering trees print is one of my favourites.

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  49. My favorite is the coastal flowers in cornflower. Ooh, I do hope I win, the fabric is lovely!

    Murielvanderploeg at planet dot nl

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  50. fantastic pattern! I like pebbles in poppy the best I think or maybe rocky shore.

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  51. Oh my, what a beautiful giveaway! I wants them all! But if I had to choose a favourite (which you don't often have to in quilting ;) ) I really like the Rocky Shore in Schooner.

    xox

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  52. Beautiful duvet cover and pillows! I love this fabric!!! Thanks for the chance to win some. :)

    fromblankpages@gmail.com

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  53. I love the blue flowers the most. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  54. don't count me for the giveaway (north america boo hoo) but I had to tell you that I had no clue what a "popper" was until I went to the store and searched LOL!

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  55. Oooh, what a fab idea for this line, it will look amazing (and now I want one lol) I think the blue flowers are my favourite, but then the grey are nice too...

    Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  56. These prints are lovely and would be great for handbags. Hard to choose just one, but I'd go for the Coastal Flowers in Cornflower or grey. Many thanks for the giveaway, Jxo

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  57. what is there not to love? it would be hard to pick just one, they are all so pretty. thanks for this chance.

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  58. what a great idea! love the duvet. my favorite pattern in the line is 'pebbles', with 'rocky shore' a close second.

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  59. How nice to have a giveaway in this part of the world. I am a great fan of Lotta Jansdotter's fabrics and would love to have more!
    The one I'd prefer is "35214-2" -the subtlety of which is best seen on your site (the Windham Fabric one shows less).
    I am crossing my fingers (mlisesquirrel@gmail.com)

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  60. i'm not eligible but i have to tell you that your duvet is beautiful. what a bright, crisp way to welcome in fall. your decisions on that were pitch perfect.

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  61. Your duvet cover is so lovely. I struggled to find one I liked more all of the Bella prints are lovely but the Sea Birds in Schooner did stand out as I miss the sea after moving to Midlands and this reminds me of the birds running in and out with the tide on the beach :)
    I love reading your blog but don't always comment, so thank you for this lovely giveaway :)
    Sue x

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  62. I am a flower prints fan, so my favorite are Coastal Flowers - any color.

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  63. All the prints are gorgeous, I love the scattered sand in Sunspray - great name too! Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

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  64. Gosh, difficult to choose but I think it would have to be Woven which would make such a great background to any of the others. And in Schooner, quite one of my favourite colours.

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  65. I love Rocky Shore - in all the colourways. Every Print is gorgeous and the colours are very 'me'.

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  66. What a fab giveaway.... I would love to win it. My favourite fabric is " whispering trees in poppy" , it looks very autumnal and I can already think of loads to make with it.

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  67. I love them all to be honest, but I probably like the Rocky Shore fabric most with that little extra splash of colour to entice you
    Your pattern is lovely - but how did you manage to avoid the point seam fabric pile up? I've been having problems with that recently ....

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  68. So hard to choose! I love the Sea birds in schooner, but also the whispering trees are so whimsical...

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  69. I don't think I have a favourite, they all look really good together, this is the sort of line you have to get a bundle! but I would feature the sea birds a little bit more special as they are so so so cute! thanks for the chance to win

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  70. I'm not sure I'm allowed to enter but did want to stop by to say how gorgeous your quilt and pillows are...can't beat a bit of Bella being the last thing you see in the day... and then the first!

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  71. What gorgeous new bed linen! I like 'Scattered Sand in Warm Grey' the best, although I love the shades of blue in this collection. A very generous giveaway!

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  72. This is so funny! I made a blanket with big 60° triangles about two weeks ago and was planning on doing a quick tutorial. Now I don't have to, thank you :)
    I love that you added solids to Bella, it really makes the designs stand out more.
    Oh, and I love the coastal flowers best, I think the grey ones would make a great skirt :)

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  73. I would love to make a duvet from these for my newly decorated bedroom - I could wake up and look at my favourite (whispering leaves in Bermuda) every morning!

    I hope I win so I get the chance to make it - dreamalittle83@yahoo.co.uk

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  75. I love Coastal Flowers in Cornflower Blue. This is such a generous prize, and thanks for the lovely duvet idea.

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  76. Wowsers, what a great prize, I LOVE Lottas amazing prints, and would be delighted to get my hands on these, oooh, what fun we would have!! Angela

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  77. I love the scattered sand, in both colours. The grey would make great backing or binding. In fact I just love the whole bundle. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  78. Your bedding is so lovely :-) I really like the pattern too. Wonderful giveaway, as much as I would love yard and yards of the wovens, the Rocky Shore is a really lovely print, especially in the Schooner! Thanks for the chance x

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  79. Would love to win - thanks for that giveaway. My favourite pattern is "Sea Birds in Schooner".

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  80. Gorgeous duvet set - those big equilateral triangles showcase the fabrics so well. I'd love to be in with a chance of winning, please! MY favourite print is Rocky Shore in sunspray.

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  81. I love how neat your triangles are. They're really perfect for this line!
    My favourite pattern are the trees in blue.

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  82. Love those orange trees. Kind of autumn mood :)
    Susanne

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  83. That is a fabulous duvet cover set. The fabric really lends itself to being used this way so I think I'd want to do something similar if I got hold of some Bella. I don't really have a favourite as I think it works so well as a whole range. That said I do like the trees with birdies on them.

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  84. what a lovely bundle of fabric!!!

    francispaul@planet.nl

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  85. I love all that line but my very favourite is Rocky Shore in Sunspray. Thanks to you and Annie for this GREAT giveaway.

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  86. Oh wow, how gorgeous is that. Oh I wish I could have some of that loveliness to play with, it's my birthday this week, this would make the perfect gift. I really love the turquoise prints, my absolute favorite color. But the greys are also divine, as usual. Would not have expected any different from Lotta. Love what you did with them, the simple design really brings out the lovely fabrics.
    Nadinesaupe@googlemail.com

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  87. I love the rocky shore in poppy, (actually I love them all, but that print makes me happiest!) - I love the duvet set too, very clever! annacole56@gmail.com

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  88. Ooh, I really want a duvet like yours! Rocky Shore in Schooner is a beautiful combo of colours, but they really are all awesome! :)

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  89. Bella - Scattered Sand in Warm Grey is looking good as a basic for lots of projects.

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  90. Perhaps ... Pebbles in Cornflower Blue is my favourite, though it's pretty hard to pick just one. Very nice duvet set. Since we use a feather duvet on our bed, I really should try to make a duvet cover, too, and not just quilts.

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  91. Love all the greys and taupes in this collection, plus the navy is lovely. My son is about to move into 'proper' bedding, so I'd make him a small duvet cover - might just do that anyway ;)

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  92. Lovely duvet, what a good idea! My favourites are either the sea birds or the whispering trees :)

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  93. i lovet the duvet!
    my favorite is Scattered Sand in Sunspray :)
    i hope i win!
    thanks

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  94. I think my favorite is the Whispering Trees but who could pick, they are all lovely and I can't wait to get my hand on some of this collection. Thanks for the chance.

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  95. Great pattern, Kerry, thanks for sharing! I love the bold Bella triangles.
    It's hard to choose just one favourite print - I'd say the Birds, followed closely by the Coastal flowers.

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  96. I really like this range, think a few could become *must haves* the teal birds are fab but the Coastal flowers are a very close 2nd...love the pattern too thanks very much

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  97. I like the yellow stripe best, yellow isn't always done well in fabric but this one works.

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  98. Fantastic project, my favorite pattern is Rocky Shore, it was hard to choose as I love them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. My one year old pointed at the little bird print and went "oooooo", so that one will have to be my favourite. I think she may be hinting for mummy to make her a new quilt!

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  100. That is a beautiful duvet, I really want to make this now! My favorite is scattered sand in sunspray.

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  101. I love the whispering trees the most followed by the sweet little sea birds. I could not choose between the colours. They are both so lovely! Graciepoos@hotmail.co.uk

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  102. That is gorgeous, just back from a camping trip and to be honest any bed would do but this on it would be the best! I think Sea Birds in Schooner might just be my favourite - but they are all quite lovely! Thanks for a great giveaway

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  103. Great giveaway. I love the blue flower print the best.
    Thank you

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  104. those litlle bird and trees are killing me, I really love it. Your quilt looks fresh and modern, If I won I would love to make something similar to yours ;).
    Thanks for this chance to win!

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  105. I love the way you have used the fabrics with the white, gives a very fresh modern look. My favourite fabric is the blue flower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  106. It's always so nice to stop by your blog :) I love seeing all the gorgeous things you make! My favourite in this Bella range is 'Coastal Flowers' in Grey Plank, because of it's mix of bold design and subtle colour.

    http://harrietshiddenblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  107. Coastal Flowers in Grey Plank is my favorite...it's such a gorgeous neutral that can double as a feature fabric too!

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  108. I have been looking for a duvet cover pattern for ages and this one is just gorgeous - thank you! I love all the Bella line, but my favourite (today) is Whispering Trees in Bermuda.

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  109. I like the little birds best. It reminds me of the intro for "The Partridge Family"!

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  110. Lovely quilt and a great giveaway. Can't decide between Whispering Trees in Poppy or Coastal Flowers in Grey. As I have to pick just one, I think it will be the Trees because it has a cute little bird on a branch.

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  111. Costal flowers in cornflower blue for me - I love the pillow cases!

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  112. Wow a great duvet cover project & giveaway! Thanks guys hope I win!

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  113. Wowzers, what a lovely give-away! If I had to choose it would be either Rocky Shore or Coastal Flowers, in blues
    Nicky
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  114. Got to be Rocky Shore in Schooner for me. And thanks for the inspiration - I'd never thought of making a duvet cover. Just off rummage through my fabric collection for some starter scraps.

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  115. Oh my!......After much deliberation, Rocky Shore in Schooner. Aren't they all just lovely? Sarah

    sarah.duckegg@gmail.com

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  116. I love the Rocky Shore in Schooner and Pebbles in Cornflower Blue. It is a wonderful giveaway - fingers crossed!

    Pomona x

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  117. Pebbles and coastal flowers in cornflower blue! Wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

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  118. Wow... your points are PERFECT!! And while I'm only kind of narrowing down my choice, I have to say I LOOOVE all of the Pebbles colorways... :)

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  119. I love your Duvet Cover. I think I try something like it for our bed... My favourite print are the grey large flowers.

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  120. I love the name of scattered sand in warm grey but I think I probably like the whispering trees in poppy most. Lovely fabrics altogether. And thank you for the chance to win. pointituk@gmail.com

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  121. Beautiful duvet cover! I love the Whispering Trees in Bermuda -sooo pretty!

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  122. What a pretty fresh fabric line. I really love the tree print and the birds but there's not one print I don't like!

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  123. The duvet cover is gorgeous. My favourite is Whispering Trees in Poppy. samjlc83@gmail.com

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  124. What a terrific idea, it's so difficult to find great duvet covers. I think my favourite are the blue flowers, so Lotta but also remind me of Marimekko.
    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  125. Wow what a great giveaway! My favorites are Sea Birds and the Whispering trees.

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  126. Hi, I'm new to this quilting lark - but I found it's the perfect way to display the printed fabrics I've been collecting for a while now. This range is gorgeous, but Woven in the Poppy colour sings out to me. claresville at gmail dot com xx

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  127. Hello, I love the sea birds in both colours but they are all so lovely reminding me of Summer (whatever that is!!!) , Vera

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  128. I wasn't sure about Bellamy when I first saw it but as I've started to see things made with it I've really fallen for it. I love Whispering trees in poppy.
    Thanks for such a fantastic giveaway!

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  129. Hello - I love the whole Bella collection. I'm planning a grey and white bedroom at the moment and would love to make a cushion in the print with the trees and leaves. It's gorgeous. Thanks :)

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  130. Oooh! Now they all look gorgeous but if I had to pick one... then it would be the .... hmmm either the big blue floral on the one underneath with the grey spots and blue leaves. But they all look great together!

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  131. What a brilliant design, and an amazing giveaway. I really love the seabirds. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  132. What a fantastic giveaway I hope I win !!!

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  133. Loving the tree prints with Autumn now here and also the cross hatches. Thank-you!

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  134. WOW what a fantastic giveaway! Absolutely lovin' the bold prints and fresh colours. Would be absolutely delighted and stunned if I won these. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Love & Hugs
    Debz Scotland xxx

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  135. I think my favorite has to be the coastal flowers in grey plank, although I love the whole collection!
    gemma(dot)gyoung(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. Love them all but especially.the yellow scattered sand. Thanks

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  137. Beautiful duvet set! Fab giveaway too! I think the blue/white flowers are probably my favourite, closely followed by the trees!

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  138. I love the duvet cover, it would take me forever to make one though as I am still a beginner. My favourite Bella fabric is Rocky shores, all the colours are fab.
    tracy.lucas1@gmail.com

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  139. What a great giveaway. Love the duvet. Ooh, first choice redig in any of the greys, followed very closely by rocky shore (any colour). Thanks.

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  140. I think I would have to choose the sea birds best :-) Xx

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  141. It's got to be the sea birds for me Xx

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  142. Fab giveaway! Love the coastal flowers in cornflower best of all!

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  143. What a fantastic give away! My favourite is “Bella – Pebbles in Cornflower Blue” (and my email is zielerbeck@gmail.com)

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  144. Hi hope Im just in time and I lurve the coastal flowers in Schooner :)

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