Friday, June 17, 2011

Strip-Smart Quilts Book Tour and Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
Check out Kathy's blog for the winners information
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Today is THE day!
My review of the Strip-Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown of The Teacher's Pet.
Let me just say that this a must have for jelly roll or pre-cut quilters.
Granted it works even if you cut your own 2.5" strips or other stash.....
Again that's the cool part.  You can use your stash and make an adorable quilt.

It is likely that you have already read on the other tour blogs about how the Creative Grids Ruler works.
I could talk about that...
however I just suggest you get the book.
The directions are clear and the pictures are very clear as well.

I chose the Merry-Go-Round quilt for my 'test' quilt.
I didn't have to make a test quilt. I could have gotten by with a test block.....
what fun is that?
none.
As a quilter, I like to see a book pattern done a different way, your own twist.
So here it is.

Merry-Go-Round in Hoo's in the Forrest by Doohikey Designs and Riley Blake.
I used 16  2.5" strips from a Roley Poley, found HERE and HERE.
Here is an up close picture of the seams of this quilt.
I did pin.
But I didn't pre-trim my blocks or trim off the 'ears' of the triangles.
It was pretty remarkable to me.


Here is my Merry-Go-Round quilt top.
With the 16 strips instead of the number in the book pattern my quilt is a 48"X48" sqaure.
I don't plan on using a border because I like it as is.

Now if you are ready to have this book in your library and
 ruler in your stash just leave a comment.

Kathy will be choosing a winner!!

Make sure that you do not miss the rest of the tour participants.
Each of these gals provide a great review of the book.

Tomorrow's blog is Camille of Thimbleblossoms and she's sure to dazzle us.
June 11 - Laurie Simpson - Minnick and Simpson
June 12 - Tara Darr - Sew Unique Creations
June 13 - Joan Ford - Hummingbird Highway
June 14 - Linda Lum De Bono - Linda Lum De Bono
June 15 - Elizabeth Scott - Late Bloomer Quilts
June 16- Lissa Alexander - ModaLissa
June 17 - Vickie Eapen - Spun Sugar Quilts Me !!!
June 18 - Camille Roskelley - Thimble Blossoms
June 19 - Debbie Field - Granola Girl Designs

Good Luck!

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diane said...

oh I would love to have this ruler.

Alisa said...

I would love to have both! I LOVE the quilt you made. It looks fantastic.

Pokey said...

Yours is so cute, I think this is a project I'd enjoy, too. Thank you for this opportunity!
:-}pokey

Moneik said...

Looks like a great book. I already have this ruler and love it!

♥Duff said...

16 strips made that 48" quilt? Yes, I definitely need this book! Please enter my name to take home the goods!!

Debbie said...

Yes, I am ready to have this book in my library and ruler in my stash, Vickie! Thanks for counting me in.

ferne said...

The book and ruler look a must have combination!

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I would love to get my hands on this book and ruler. Enjoying getting to see inside it!

arlette said...

Your block's a cutie!!!!! I really loved it!!!!!, congrats!!!!!!, I'd love to give a bite to the book and the ruler, yay!!! can't wait :P

TheStylishHome said...

I love seeing the reviews! This is SO much better than walking into a bookstore. I WANT this ruler & book! I feel like the kid in "A Christmas Story"....please don't tell me I'll shoot my eye out! This really is fun! Thank you for the review (love your quilt, by the way! beautiful!)

Theresa said...

Oh!!!! Your test block is stunning!!! I would love to win the tool and the book~~~ Thank you so much!!!!

manybooks said...

The quilt is wonderful - and seriuosly, you didn't trim! A dream come true :) This book and ruler seem like a dream come true. Thanks for the demo and the chance!

anne said...

What an amazing ruler.....love the quilt top you made.

Florence said...

I like the pattern for pre-cuts fabrics !
Thank you for the contest .

farmgal said...

Your quilt is adorable! I so want this ruler and book! Would love to win it! :)

Lyn said...

Would love to give this a try!

luntville said...

You made a beautiful quilt. I would love to have the book.

Z Any Mouse said...

This looks like a great book to have, and I love your quilt in those cool colors!

DONNA said...

Simply LOVE your Merry-go-round! Excellent color choices and creative interpretation of the pattern! Besides this book, I think I've gotta have Fresh Fabric Treats as well. Wish I lived close enough to attend your book signing, but that gives me a vacation IDEA!

Jana said...

I would love to have this book in my library and this ruler in my stash.
Love your quilt, great for Summer!
Jana in Czech Republic

susan said...

You had me as soon as you said you didn't have to trim! Thanks for the giveaway.

MarjavdN said...

This merry go round pattern could be my favourite too. But of course I have to have the book first to decide this for sure!
And that ruler! So ingenious!

Manda said...

this book looks great!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

The ruler and the book sure look great.I wish I can win to try them at once.

May Kristin said...

Oh yes, I am definately ready to have the book in my library, and the ruler in my stash! :-)
Thank you for the chance to win!

Pepe said...

Of course, I'm ready! Love books!

Catswhiskers said...

There is nothing I like more than scrappy quilts and with this amazing ruler the sky is the limit.
The book is a must
Thanks for the chance to win
Gina

Martina said...

Love your quilt! Looks great! And I would love to have thisbook and the ruler! Thanks so much!

Rhonda said...

fabulous quilt Vickie! thanx for the chance.

Lori said...

I would LOVE to have the book and ruler. Thanks.

Grammasheri said...

I've been following the blog hop each day and have enjoyed the different reviews. Would love to try out some of those patterns and that ruler!

Christelle said...

I just love the Book tour,I discoved some tips, tools, and tutorials!
So thanks for the giveaway, I will come back to see the finished quilt.

Sunnybec said...

Yes please! I am so ready to add this book to my library, thank you for the chance to win one.

Just One More Thing said...

I'd love to have both the book and the ruler, but then, who wouldn't? Thanks for the fantastic giveaway:)

lil said...

love what you did and I wouldn't say no to the book and the ruler

Kristen said...

I love that quilt! Very beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the book...would love to make one of my own.

Oma said...

Love your choice--both pattern and fabric!!

Vicki ♥ said...

I really love your quilt you made and it looks super easy with the ruler. Its a brilliant idea. I hope I win the book and ruler and if not I will just have to buy them hehehe Hugs Vicki

Patty C. said...

Oh I would be thrilled to win this book as I am just learning to quilt & I need resources - Please include me in the giveaway

Thank you !!!!

gill said...

count me in please!
I love your quilt and would love to try making one myself!

tusen said...

I'd love to have both the book and the ruler, of course :)
Thanks for the chance

rockgranny said...

I love your quilt, it looks so fresh and would love to make one for myself!

Deb said...

Beautiful quilt! I've enjoyed the book tour and would love to win the book and ruler!

Simone de Klerk said...

I love your rext: As a quilter, I like to see a book pattern done a different way, your own twist.
I'll remember that one! You gave the perfect twist to it (:
Would love to try to make this quilt too.

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

I love your test quilt and I especially heart the quilt on the cover of the book! Would love to win the book and ruler so count me in!

mblittle5 said...

Great quilt. Sure would love to win that ruler. I just LOVE new toys/tools!.

AMKreations said...

Your quilt is looking great! I would love that ruler and book! Thank you!

LisaT said...

This books looks great and Id love to try the ruler. I dont currently have any books in presence for precuts. Thanks so much!

Vickie said...

Thanks for the post and a chance to win! I think this would be a great book to have and the ruler sounds like lots of fun! I love your quilt top!

Baskets Of Quilts said...

I love that the book uses precut strips! That ruler sure looks complicated but I'm sure it makes life easier!

carolann said...

I am intrigued by the ruler and would love to be a winner!

TheLazyQuilter said...

Thx for the chance - I so want that ruler! :)

tpott said...

Everyday of this book tour I feel I need this book & ruler more. If I don't win, I looked on Connecting Threads they have the book. I'll have to fined the ruler. Thanks for showing us another beauiful quilt. ;>

Dorian said...

Cute Vickie! I like it. The book and ruler look great, and I am enjoying this blog hop. Thank you!

Nancyz said...

I love the quilt you made from the book. This book and ruler is definitely a must have! Thanks for the giveaway.

Becky said...

Your choice of fabric for the Merry Go Round quilt sparked an idea. I'm collecting vintage sheet fat quarters. This might be the pattern for those fabrics. Thanks for participating in the blog hop:)

Shirley said...

Thanks for the review and putting your quilt together in a different colorway. That is one thing that I really struggle with . . . when I see a quilt that I like, I am always hesitant to make it in a fabric other than what is pictured. Silly, I know! This book looks fantastic. :)

Elisa said...

All these gorgeous quilts and blocks! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

Joyce said...

A quilter can never have too many rulers. Right? I'd love to have this one...

Andrea said...

Yes, I am ready to have this book in my library and ruler in my stash!! Thanks for the giveaway, I know someone will be a very happy winner!

SheilaS said...

Wow! Beautiful quilt. I am amazed at all the lovely quilts you hosts have made-not an ugly one in the bunch. I need to get the book and the ruler and try my hand at those. Thanks so demostrating!

LesQuilts said...

Hi! I love your little quilt and how helpful the ruler is!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

susan said...

Would love a chance to win. Your quilt is so cute!

Pat said...

Love your quilt top!
Thanks for the chance to win the book :0)

Cecilia said...

Your quilt top turned out really great. I really need this book and ruler.:-)

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been visiting what everybody has to say about this book and ruler and now ready to get my hands on it to try for myself. I'm so intrigued by this ruler and like the quilts in the book.

jennifer said...

Looks like a amazing book.

mama dub said...

Great sample quilt. I like it just the way it is too - no border needed. This looks like a great book and the ruler is a "must have" for me! Thanks.

phartubatech said...

I like your quilt without a border also. Like your color choice. Would love to win the book and ruler. Thanks.

Bumme said...

just loving this blog hop. Love seeing all the different quilts and blocks made using this ruler (and the patterns from the book!)

connieteasley said...

I like the changes you made in your quilt top! Looking foward to winning. ;)

Sewmaggi said...

Would be a great addition to a library!

Amy, aka ABB said...

Oh I do like that quilt on point - with a white/light background fabric, it looks so cheery. Makes me want to get started!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The book looks awesome, as does the ruler. It would be a fabulous addition to my library. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

Love your test quilt! I sure would like to have this book and ruler. From all I've seen on the blog tour it looks like a great technique and a great bunch of quilts.

Stacyjo said...

Oh ~ I love that pattern!!

Stacyjo

Judith said...

Your Merry Go Round is so bright and cheery! What fun that is goes together so easily with the ruler. Thanks for the chance to win!

Belinda said...

Quickly becoming convinced that both this book & the ruler are "must haves" Love the quilt you made.

Lee said...

The book and ruler look great! thanks for the review and giveaway!

Sherry said...

The ruler is so interesting can't wait to see more.

Mommarock said...

Oh my! It is amazing that you can make something so beautiful with so few strips of a jelly roll.. amazing. I would love to have the ruler and the book as guidance on my way to making wonderful and beautiful things like this :)

shelly said...

Merry-go-round is one of my favorite patterns in the book. Love the ruler and all its uses.

Gabriella said...

Useful ruler ... I hope to win it ^__*

Thank you

Petit Design Co. said...

so far that is my favorite pattern I have been able to peek at from this book. love your fresh fabrics

b337cdd0-98e2-11e0-99ab-000bcdcb8a73 said...

ohhh, cant wait to see this book and turn the pages!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh wow! I love the twist of the pattern you did for your turn! How cute is that! Oh man, I hope I win a book and ruler. I want to start right away!

Nancy E said...

What a great book and ruler! Love your Merry-Go-Round quilt. I have to get the book and ruler or win it!

Patricia said...

Love your version of Merry Go Round, what a fun quilt. It has been so fun to see all the different quilts made up using this technique and book. Oh how I want to win;-). Thanks!

Joe and Julianne said...

Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get my hands on this book and ruler!!!

Patricia said...

Love your version of Merry Go Round, what a fun quilt. It has been so fun to see all the different quilts made up using this technique and book. Oh how I want to win;-). Thanks!

Patricia said...

Love your version of Merry Go Round, what a fun quilt. It has been so fun to see all the different quilts made up using this technique and book. Oh how I want to win;-). Thanks!

Jen said...

I've been thinking about getting that ruler for a while. I'd love to win one.

Linda said...

I have jelly rolls just waiting for this book and ruler to arrive!!!

Ann in NC said...

Your quilt looks terrific! How can you go wrong with something that looks great and goes together with minimal work! I enjoyed scrolling through your blog!

Rosa said...

Your quilt looks beautiful!!It`s fun see all the differents versions in the same quilt.

SueB said...

This book and this ruler look like they are both a got to have. All the different projects that I have seen on here being made. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gretchen said...

Love the Merry-Go-Round Quilt. Gosh the ruler and book would be a blessing. Enjoying the tour.

Susan said...

Love blog hops!

Me and My Stitches said...

Love the book and the ruler looks like a fun one to play with! Can't wait to give it a try.

tippyio said...

I LOVE this book and would LOVE to win a copy! Thanks for the wonderful blogs!

Mary said...

I like the Merry Go Round pattern a lot and your version is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary

Carol Sc said...

One of the best parts of quilting is seeing how different fabrics and settings can totally change the "look" of a pattern. Yours is delightfully cheerful --- hmm wonder how it would look in civil war.
quiltschon@att.net

Mrs. Rassler said...

Thank you for sharing. Love your quilt top and the fabric you used. Would love to have this ruler...seems to make things easier!
Jessica R.

Bucky said...

I'd love to try out this book and ruler. I love that you didn't have to do any trimming.

shauna said...

I love your quilt! This book and ruler look fantastic.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I sure could use a book, with new great idea's for my pre-cuts! ..and a ruler to help me make them!
thanks

karenfae said...

wow I would love to win this, I do not have the book and the ruler looks fantastic! I actually saw that ruler awhile back and wasn't sure how it would be used and passed it by - now I wish I hadn't.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Syd said...

It's been fun seeing all the different blocks. And since I'm so in love with precuts, this book and ruler would be wonderful!!

SherryB said...

Wow, I love when people do a twist on a pattern...great idea! And love the fabrics you used. Looks like many possibilities with this ruler...thanks for the fun post!

Lynnae said...

I love making scrappy quilts and especially step quilts. I'm excited to see this book.

Yvette said...

OMG! What a great and fun stash buster! Now I need to go see all the other blogs to see more. Thank you!

DebrafromMD said...

What a cool ruler and and book. Hope my luck is working today.

sndy1 said...

So many great ideas on how to use pre-cuts. Thanks for the chance to win.

deserae said...

I love your quilt! :)

Gretchen said...

Love this blog hop! This looks like a very fun and easy quilt to make with lots of possibilities!

Dreamquilter Elke said...

I must have this book! Strips are the right thing for patchwork beginners.
Thank you
Elke from Germany

Heather said...

Very cool book and ruler!


Mela ie

Cathy said...

It looks like a great book and ruler! Your quilt turned out great!

Jeanne said...

That turned out beautiful!

Cindi P. said...

I actually heard about the book hop originally from your blog so been waiting anxiously to see what you were going to make. I love it...thanks for the chance to win!

Aggiequilter said...

Really like your sample quilt! This book looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the hop fun and the giveaway! TGIF!

Kathy R. said...

Your test quilt looks great. Nice and colorful. I would love to add this ruler and book to my collection. Thanks for the chance.

Kirsten and Tracy said...

Oooo, I love your merry go round quilt! I have to get this book and ruler! I have a jelly roll just begging for attention!

Thanks for the chance.

Tracy

Cori Lewis said...

Thanks for sharing. i am a precut junky so I am always looking for ideas

awyoung said...

Your quilt looks amazing. Thanks for the fun giveaway! Happy Friday! Amy:)

mascanlon said...

I am just loving all the quilts from this book...a must have one way or the other!

JulieF1962 said...

What a fabulous ruler and book! I would love to win!

tamidug said...

The more I see of this ruler and the book, the more I want to win!
tamiquilts at att dot net

Carol C. said...

I love the quilt you made!! This book and ruler look great!! Must haves!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Bailey said...

I love the Merry go round pattern! I have the perfect roll in my stash for it. hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Gidget said...

I have seen the merry go round on other sites this week and I think its my favorite I've seen!

Beautiful choice

Thank you!

Jeanne said...

Would love to win this great book!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Laura said...

Wow I love your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Both would be put to good use here!

charlotte said...

would love to have this book and ruler. The system seems so easy to use,

Barbara said...

I would love to have this book.....I have so many ideas floating around in my head. Love your quilt♥

AnnieO said...

Love your "test quilt"! I have some jelly rolls and it is difficult to pop them open without a good plan. This book and ruler sound like a great starting place. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Mary said...

I love your quilt! I'm trying to decide on a new-baby quilt and this is going to the top of the list - if I win a copy!

LKDrum said...

This is such a great book! Really like having the blog tour to demonstrate the book. Previewing the book in this manner is really helpful. Would love to win!!! Thanks -- Lana

pbee ... said...

What lovely color choices! I can't wait to win the book and decide which quilt to make with that fantastic, fail-safe ruler. Thank you!

Karen said...

Your test quilt is wonderful. Your seams look perfect - great job. And I'd love to have this book and ruler - looks like fun!

JenH said...

wow, i love the fabrics used in your test quilt. they're so cheery and bright! i'm going to have to try out this ruler - such neat projects from it.

Heartsdesire said...

This is a great ruler and a great book. I love your interpretation of the Merry-Go-Round quilt.

Jenny said...

what a great project! i have yet to break down and buy any ruler other than my 6x12...definitely time to branch out!

quiltnmaryf said...

Your top looks great...and it seems like the ruler really helps. Thanks!

James-Linda said...

HAPPY SUMMER TO ALL!
LOVE TO HAVE THIS BOOK+RULER!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

pam said...

each day i go to a new blog and each day i see something AWESOME!! all of you are so inspiring... i want to make each and every quilt that you have "tested." i agree, only doing one block isn't much fun :-)
thnx for participating

Mimi said...

I love your Merry-Go-Round quilt - it gives me an idea!! Thanks for sharing and having this awesome giveaway!

Tracy said...

Oh yes, I am ready to have this book and ruler. I am so loving all the quilts we've seen in the blog hop!

Amy said...

I love the Merry-Go-Round Pattern! Soooo pretty!!!!!

quilt cookie said...

what a great way to see most of the projects in the new book!!!!

Jeanne said...

Day 8 and 8th entry to hopefully win this book. I have just discovered strip quilting and am loving it because is is quick and every quilt is a delight. Thanks for this chance to win a great book.

robin chapa said...

your quilt is GORGEOUS! I hope I win!!!!!!!!
~robin
welchrobin@hotmail.com

Martha said...

Your quilt is my favorite in the book!! This is a great giveaway!

Jen said...

Lovely quilt! I would love to win this book and the ruler! Great giveaway!

Robyn said...

Ooo! I would love to have a copy of this book and ruler.

robyn.geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori L said...

Need to win this book/ruler as I have not found it in any of my area quilt shops. Sounds like these would make great hospice quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Janet said...

This book/ruler set look more appealing every day - LOVE your quilt!

Joni said...

I love the colors in your quilt. Thanks for another chance to win.

Del said...

In love your quilt! I went to the store, and looked at the whole book. I love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Kathy H said...

Very cute quilt. I always like to see patterns for the quilts done in different colors. Thanks for the chance to win in your wonderful giveaway.

Sunset LTC said...

Nice job with the quilt. I am really enjoying all the ideas and fabric choices.

Wendy said...

Great design you chose! I'd love to own the book. Thanks for the chance :)

Kathy MacKie said...

This has been really interesting to watch daily everyone's projects and how great they have turned out and you didn't disappoint. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bev said...

As my quilting time is very limited, I love working with precuts. This book and ruler look perfect!

Jenniffier said...

I think this would be a great addition to my growing collection of rulers and books:)

Linda in PA said...

I love your quilt! I agree that it looks great without any borders. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book and the ruler.

MJinMichigan said...

I'd love to win this book and ruler. It looks like the ruler could really speed up my sewing.

kynomi said...

The more I see, the more I want this book and ruler. Here's hoping!

Donna said...

I like your interpretation of the book's block. Is this my lucky Friday? hope so!

Miss Jean said...

Oh, I would love to win!!

Julie said...

Very cute quilt. Would love to win but if not I will have to buy! Thanks

VickiT said...

WOW! I really love the Merry-Go-Round Quilt you made. It's gorgeous and one of my favorite designs which makes me love it even more. I am looking forward to getting this book even if I am not lucky enough to win one. And the ruler sounds wonderful from all the reviews done by everyone in the blog tour so far.

Thank you for doing such a great review.

Sherryl said...

I am loving that Merry Go Round quilt SO much! And I agree with you - it absolutely doesn't need a border. Perfect as is. Now I wanna make one!
sunshdws at yahoo dot com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I don't think my post works. I would love to win.

quiltercaroline said...

I just love the quilts shown from this book and I am interested to learn about this method. Thank you. C

Terry said...

Love that quilt! Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it! :0)

Robbienae said...

This hop has been so much fun! I love your quilt with the cheerful colors and would love to own Kathy's book and ruler!

badlandsquilts said...

LOVE your sample and of course I'd love to win a copy of the book too! Thanks for the chance!

Snoodles said...

I like your adaptation of her Merry Go Round quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pontos da Flávia said...

the book looks like tons of quilting ideas... and the ruler... Oh, please pick me!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

With each review I've seen, this just seems more appealing! I can't even imagine making a baby quilt in a day! Thanks for the chance!!

Andee said...

I don't know if I would be more excited to see the book or use the ruler, thanks for the chance!

annemarie said...

Wonderful giveaway - thanks!!

Heidi C said...

Very pretty quilt, would make a great baby girl quilt.

Karen said...

Your quilt turned out very pretty and I like seeing them in different fabrics ... totally changes the looks sometimes. This seems to be a popular pattern in the book!

Pam said...

I would love to try a new technique with this ruler and book. Thanks for the chance.

mtquilter said...

I love your quilt and would love to win the book and ruler. Thanks for the chance!

Vesuviusmama said...

I am getting really excited about this book and ruler this week!

Katrina said...

This looks like a great book and ruler to have! I love how your projects turned out.

Patticakes said...

Love what you did with this! It looks like such a cool tool to add to my ever-growing quilt rulers!
The book sounds very useful too.

Teresa mk said...

Luvin' your version of MerryGoRound. I would love to add this book & ruler to my ever growing collection....they both look fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy said...

What a cute little quilt! I'm hoping to win a copy of the book and ruler to try these patterns myself. Fingers crossed!

Tina said...

Oh my! The quilt you made is gorgeous - great pattern and lovely fabric!.....I can see that I definitely need a book/ ruler like this!

Penny said...

Penny said
What a cute quilt! Each day of the blog hop I am so inspired & would like to make each quilt foe myself. Just have to win the book! Thanks!

Mary said...

Thanks for a chance to get the Book and Ruler! My Secret pal at Guild gave me a jelly roll I NEED this to use it up!

robin said...

Awesome giveaway - thanks for the chance! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Wow!!!! I so want this....thank you for this opportunity ..wonderful giveaway

Deb said...

Very nice - thanks for the chance.

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