Sunday, December 2, 2012

Photochrome Petals has Arrived!! Giveaway!!

UPDATE:  Congratulations to "Lorraine", she's the big winner!  Thanks to ALL OF YOU who entered!  I so enjoyed reading all of your lovely comments!! :)
-Julie

Wow.  I can't believe Photochrome Petals, my very first fabric line, is finally hitting the stores!!
Have you seen at at your local quilt shop yet?  If not, be sure to ask for it!!

Let's celebrate and have a quilt kit giveaway!  This is the I Heart Lava Lamps quilt- kit includes ALL the fabric you need for this queen sized quilt top!

See end of post on how to enter :)


Above is the free pattern promo pattern I designed for Photochrome Petals called "Butterfly Collector!"  Click here to hop over to the Clothworks site to get this pattern for free!.

Why the name Photochrome Petals?  Well, I was inspired by flower spots.  (Shocker!)  Like the kind you'd find on Foxgloves or Asian Lily petals.  I created the designs in Adobe Illustrator in greyscale, then recolored them.  Kind of like a certain photography process way back when.  And voila- Photochrome Petals!

I happened to be a helplessly giddy ombre fan.  Like, since forever!  So there was no question that my fantasy fabric would have ombre color gradations.  Or two in the case of Photochrome Petals!

There's a linear ombre design in 6 color ways:


 

 


And a radial ombre design in 6 colorways.
 

 

 

The linear ombres are perfect for creating optical illusions. Can you image the 'card trick' quilt blocks made in ombre stripes?  Or how about creating shadow effects on leaves and things:


The radial designs are for circle lovers!  Check out the moon on this mini-quilt by Cecilia Koppmann:



Sew them up into cones, and they'll be perfectly shaded:

Cut both of the designs up for applique for added dimension.  Or simply disregard the shading and cut out lacy patterns like this butterfly-  the result is undulating color!  Swoon!


Use big swaths of Photochrome Petals, or just bits to accents your flower brooches:


The possibilities are endless- I'd love to hear how you'd use the shading of Photochrome Petals!

Want some of your own to play with?  Clothworks is sponsoring a slam bang giveaway of a

Queen Sized quilt kit for the La Todera  "I Heart Lava Lamps" quilt!

The winner will receive the pattern, plus all the fabric you'll need to make the quilt below!!


Simply leave a comment here, and we'll use our random number generator to pick a winner! (please include your email in the comment section)  We'll be picking a winner on Friday!  Good luck to all!

121 comments:

  1. Great use of your new fabric line. I had a lava lamp in the 60's and that's exactly what your quilt makes me think of! ladalonzo@hotmail.com

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  2. Congratulations Julie!!!! So excited for you. I'll be looking for your fabric at my LQS and online.

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  3. I can't believe I know you! I'm getting something autographed next time I see you. Congratulations on all your pretties.

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  4. I LOVE the bright, clear colours in these fabrics! They'll make anything they are used with sing!
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  5. I LOVE the bright, clear colours in these fabrics! They'll make anything they are used with sing!
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  6. I love the Photochrome Petals line and the Lava Lamp quilt is fabulous!

    polly@virginialongarm.com

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  7. Super fun and exciting! Would love to win!

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  8. Wow love those colors! Ombre colors beautiful!

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  9. I absolutely love your new fabrics, as well as the quilt patterns! I remember having a lava lamp in my home growing up. I loved watching the bubbles rise and fall for hours on end... until it stopped working right.....bubble blobs...couldn't be that it was shaken....who would do that????

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  10. Gorgeous fabric colors, and the pattern is super neat. Love those lava lamps.

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  11. Michelle Morton-PerezDecember 3, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Congratulations! I love the bright colors and terrific gift ideas.
    kalaheanani@hotmail.com

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  12. Love the ombre effects and the bright colors. This quilt is an inspired use of your new fabrics. Congratulations! ceacd@comcast.net

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  13. I absolutely LOVE this fabric. It is so unique and fun. demelias@sbcglobal.net

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  14. My goodness! This is too awesome. My daughter used to LOVE lava lamps!

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  15. QUIERO, QUIERO, QUIERO, QUIERO, QUIERO!!!!

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  16. Congratulations! I love these colors. Thanks for the chance towin such a great quilt.

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  17. That's really intersting fabric. I love the way you can makes illusion with the ombre stripe.

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  18. Gorgeous fabrics! and a great pattern!

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  19. Oh, so much fun! I love the funkiness of it all.
    binkiege(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. The new line is stunning! What a versatile line, too! Would love the kit! Thanks for the chance!

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  21. Great fabrics and colors. They look fabulous in your quilt design.
    mary@marydeeneydesigns.com

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  22. What a fun fabric collection! Perfect for lava lamps and flower power! lol

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  23. Love the great vibrant colors

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  24. I just love this fabric! There's sew many possibilities racing through my head..... !!!
    Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)
    back2loghome@yahoo.com

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  25. Love the vibrant colors! Thank you for the chance to win!
    caringdreamer3@yahoo.com

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  26. wonderful fabric line! Thanks for the giveaway...hope I win
    moosecarol@centurylink.net

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  27. melanieday422@yahoo.comDecember 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Gorgeous fabric! Would LOVE to win!

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  28. Butterflies are my favorites, I'll be using your awesome fabrics to make them! I'll be needing to begin a new project in January.

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  29. I love your fabric and will definitely add it to my Wish List. Can't wait to see it in the stores.

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  30. Love the Lava Lamp quilt; a perfect match for those fabrics!

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  31. Love it Love it Loveit, It is beautiful fabric, and i love the quilt pattern you are truly talented.

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  32. The fabric is so bright and what a cute pattern.

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  33. What a great givaway :) Thanks for the chance to win...
    myself1977(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Beautiful fabric, someone will be very lucky indeed.

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  35. The quilts and fabrics are beautiful. Time flies when you sit and look at them and think of all the great things you could make.

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  36. Love the vibrant colors and gradations. Great job on the line. The sample pictures are good too.

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  37. Great collection of fabrics. I really like the look of that oak leaf design with those yummy fabrics in so many delightful shades. The lava lamp design also looks like fun.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  38. The gradations in these fabrics are wonderful. Was a fun trip looking at the ideas. Thank you for a chance to win the fabulous fabric and pattern. Anne sewanne@comcast.net

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  39. I absolutely love all the colors and would be so happy to win the pattern and fabric! Thanks for the chance!

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  40. What vibrant colours!
    Fabulous!
    gillwatson at mailbox dot co dot uk

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  41. D.L.

    Beautiful fabric - the possibilites for using it look endless - thanks for the entry!

    dblosczyk@hotmail.com

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  42. Beautiful fabric. What possibilities!
    MM
    sandmbulk at comcast dot net

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  43. My son has been intrigued with lava lamps since they first appeared, the fabric and pattern are made for each other! I'll be looking for your fun fabric. tombenz@charter.net

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  44. I see this fabric to be also used as background fabric in a neat way--the light bulb is already blinking. JMH

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  45. So very glad I clicked on you! First time visitor, and now a fan. Who knew! Beautiful...beautiful.. So fun, I can hardly stand it!!! Sandy (snady825@hotmail.com)

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  46. Qué grande, Julie!!!
    Se va a vender como pan caliente. Es bellísima toda la coleccion!
    Felicitaciones!
    beso

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  47. I love the stunning colors!
    tjcwolf20@gmail

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  48. I saw a link to your giveaway on the Clothworks blog. That flower quilt is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. WOW These are some great looking fabrics that I would enjoy making this quilt with. I hope I win. roxansluys@yahoo.com

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  50. I absolutely love this fabric. It is so Happy! I can't wait to see this in person.

    Congratulations on you new fabric line!

    Thank you for the chance to win this!

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  51. Love the lava quilt and the fabric line. The radial ombres would make great applique flowers.

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  52. Gorgeous fabrics. I have some Modern quilt patterns that would work with these. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. Wow, such beautiful and unique fabrics. It would be so exciting to win a kit with the lovely pattern and fabrics! Thanks for the chance.
    jklmengland (at) windstream (dot) net

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  54. OMG, these fabrics are EXACTLY what I've been craving to make backpacks with!

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  55. I would love to win the fabric and pattern. I know my daughters will fight me to keep that quilt, the fabric and pattern is so modern and something they would really lay claim to if they could.

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  56. What bright amazing colors!! This is what quilts in my machine are all about

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  57. The colors are amazing. What great ideas for the fabric and very clever how they blend.

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  58. Your collection is wonderful. I love the butterfly quilt too. Thanks for the chance to win this kit -- I happen to sleep in a queen sized bed that needs a new quilt

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  59. Woww! Love the optical illusions these fabrics will create....you have already inspired us so much with your examples! LOVE IT! Thanks

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  60. I love the ombres also! The butterflies are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win. carlsk2011@hotmail.com

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  61. Congratulations on a beautiful line of fabric. I LOVE the shading and bright colors.

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  62. So very creative and beautiful. Just love it!
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  63. Wow I love the bright colors. I have gone the spectrum of liking but always toward the brighter colors.

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  64. These fabrics looks so alive, they give you the feeling of wanting to make something right now! otherrien@myfairpoint.net

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  65. I love those colors, especially with the black, tho I might use a white background myself. And I might make fish with them, the dots bring air bubbles to mind....

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  66. I love the colors and the lava lamp quilt does look like lava lamps. I like the butterflies too.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  67. What a great quilt my husband would just love it because he loves bright colors and it would be great to work with.

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  68. Love the fabric and the quilt pattern.

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  69. You must be so excited to have your first fabric line printed and ready to use..love the bright colors and pattern designs.

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  70. Your color paletts are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  71. This is such an exciting line of fabric - just beautiful. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and generous offer. Judy C

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  72. Thanks for the chance to recieve these wow fabrics you have created
    chevaliermaryellen@yahoo.ca

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  73. WOW! That fabric is great! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  74. A beautiful collection of colors and ideas, love the Lava Lamps, lived through that era!

    quiltinkat@bendbroadband.com

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  75. this is one of the most fabulous collections I have seen in a long time
    the lamps bring back vivid memories

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  76. Love those fabrics!
    Thanks

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  77. I love those fabric colors. I would make the lava lamp kit, as it is perfect for the fabrics. Thanks, Patty

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  78. Beautiful colors and really different patterns.

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  79. I love the butterflies. What gorgeous fabric!

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  80. Love the lava lamp pattern. What beautiful colors! whisper(at)telus(dot)net.

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  81. I don't know if I am more excited about the pattern or th efabric used. Lovely. mabbettlorraine at yahoo dot com

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    1. Lorraine,
      You are the lucky winner!
      Please contact me with your mailing address :)
      Congratulations,
      Julie

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  82. The fabric looks gorgeous. It is so bright and cheerful. Haven't seen it yet up close but will look for it now that I know about it. mmbuck4146(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. I love, love, love this! i have been dreaming about something like tis for years! simonsen.marie@gmail.com

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  84. Congrats on your first fabric line! Love your look!!!! Would love to play with your pattern and fabric design.

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  85. My favorites, dot and circles, Colors are rich and bright, waiting for the next line. Marilyn

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  86. The colors are stunning. If I were to win I'd make this quilt for my 10 yr. old daughter, she loves lava lamps.

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  87. The sky is the limit with these fabrics! Awesome! I can think of a thousand projects these would be perfect dancing across the surface.
    Looking forward to more of your fabrics in the near future!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  88. Vibrant and exciting! These fabrics will give you energy while you work. cpentzer at hotmail.com

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  89. I really love the colors and designs of this fabric. Very Modern. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Julie
    sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com

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  90. How cool! I know any number of people I could make this for, including me! I have yet to make a quilt for myself.

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  91. love the radial shading! these would make really fun convergence quilts.

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  92. This is such beautiful, vibrant fabric! I love it!

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  93. This is an exciting new line. I could so see this quilt in my daughters dorm.

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  94. Wow! This is really neat. It would be a radical departure from my "normal" colorways.

    dorene.e.morris@sbcglobal.net

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  95. These are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!
    j3white@engmail.uwaterloo.ca

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  96. What neat fabric! I would love to win this great kit, thanks!

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  98. the fabric is wonderful, love the colors. these would really enhance my stash and the patterns were so cute.

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  99. Such beautiful and vibrant colors!

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  103. I love the faberic and the pattern. Also love the butterfly quilt. Thanks
    dmwolf@newulmtel.net

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  105. Love the vibrancy of the fabric and the wonderful creative possibilities!

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  106. Oh so bright and cheery! I love these fabrics. They would be wonderful to use in so many quilts. I envy the lucky winner, whoever they may be. kmulln3@msn.com

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  107. WOW - my brain is whirling with ideas for shadow play with your fabrics! Thank you
    leekav@gmail.com

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  108. OMG! I didn't know you were doing a fabric line. It is exactly what I would expect from you. GORGEOUS, fun, modern, and I really want some! Congratulations Julie.
    P.S. I'll need your autograph next time, too!

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  109. the fabric is wonderful, the colors are so bright and cheerful. would love to win
    cbquilts345@yahoo.com

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  110. Such pretty fabrics! I would love to work with them. Hope I win the quilt kit! milliebeverly@comcast.net

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  111. Julie, Such beautiful, vibrant colors. Many projects and quilts I see when I see your fabric.I hope I'm the winner of this offer. Carol from East Lansing,Mi

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  112. What wonderful inspiration in your fabrics!

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  113. That is great fabric. I hope I am not to late for the giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  114. Congrats Julie! I just saw the post (I'm in Japan buying fabric and, yes, seeing the sights) and love both patterns. I DID see the fabric at the Sewing Studio last month.

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  115. Love this fabric! I like the way the colors pop up from the grays. dpaoletti@att.net

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  116. Great fabric! Great pattern! Great giveaway! Thanks. :)

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