Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Red, White & Blue!

Happy Fourth of July! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Feel free to take some time, look around and make yourself at home! I hope you have set aside at least 5 or 10 minutes (or maybe even an hour) in between the parades, cookouts and firework shows of today to stop by all of the wonderful blogs participating in the blog hop. This is my first hop and I'm super excited to be a part of all of the fun! The full schedule can be found here with Jane. I'm sharing my day with these awesome bloggers:









I've put together three 12.5 inch blocks for this hop. I hope you like them! These are all of the fabrics I used throughout the 3 blocks. I did add in some white fabrics as well which are not pictured here. 

My favorite fabric is the light blue flowers. It was so pretty and really felt nice. I just bought it as a fat quarter, but now I wish I had more of it. 

Anyway, without further ado, here are my blocks!

Block #1:

This first one is pretty basic - the next two are much more creative. My mom would probably consider this one modern, but it's just strip pieced and went together very quickly. When you get to the bottom of the post, you'll see what this block turned in to. I just like how clean it is. I messed up a little on the measuring, so I had to add the extra 3/4 inch of white on the sides. It worked out nicely though because it added a great edge to the finished project. I might even purposely do this next time!

Block #2:

This block might be my favorite. I've never really liked HSTs, but I've definitely gotten over my fear dislike of them now! I actually cut each triangle separately for this block and sewed them all together on the stretchy bias. (I won't be doing that again...) I designed this block on some graph paper in the hopes that it would kind of look like a firework. I love the spiral motion of it. Sorry for the string tails in the pic, but for some reason I only took one photo of the finished block before I finished it off. To see what this block turned in to, continue reading to the end of the post!

Block #3:

And finally, this is my last block. This one was the most fun to make. Again, I used a ton of HSTs - 216 triangles made into 108 squares. They finish at 1 inch square, so they were a little pesky, but I whipped them into shape. I didn't even do too poorly on the points! I did have some time with my seam ripper on this block, but it wasn't too bad. :) This is also the first block I've ever done any type of applique on. I'm not sure if this really even counts as "applique" since I just stitched near the edge on each star and didn't give them a nice finished edge. (Is that considered or known as something else? Feel free to let me know!) I really wanted the them to have a scrappy look, so this way they'll fray a little bit as the piece gets older. Are you curious to see what I turned this in to? Scroll down to see how it's being used!

Oh, I almost forgot - a GIVEAWAY
I thought I should kick off my first blog hop with my first giveaway! 
Up for grabs are these fat quarters:

There's one black, one tan with gold and brown flecks, one green with geometric suns, one "I love cats" bright green print, one turquoise floral and one maroon geometric circle print.

To enter, just leave me a comment below (and make sure that I have easy access to your email to notify you if you win!). I only have 7 followers, including myself, so the odds are in your favor! I'll accept comments through July 12th until 11:59pm - verified by the time stamp left on my blog. Anyone after that time will be too late for the giveaway, but you're still welcome to comment later on. I'll pick the winner the next day (my birthday!) Friday, July 13th by drawing the number of the comment out of a hat. I'll notify the winner by email. The giveaway is open internationally, so everyone's welcome to join in!


Now, as promised, here's how I put all three blocks to good use!



Basic block #1 turned into a 12 inch throw pillow. I gave this pillow away to a "Package Pal" along with some other goodies. I'll post about that later on in the month, so come back and see what else I sent along. I gave it an envelope backing so the recipient can easily take out the pillow form and wash the case. I used my favorite blue floral fabric on the back since it both looks and feels great! Now I'm starting to think I need to make a new case for all of the pillows on our couch. We have at least 7, maybe more, all in fall colors, and I think they need a face lift. I probably won't cover them in red, white and blue, but this may be another project to add to my ever-growing list of to-dos.





Block #2 turned into a 12 inch trivet/pot holder/table centerpiece. I gave it a double thickness of batting, and quilted around the edges of each spiral arm. I thought I'd use it while camping as a pot holder since kettles and pots over a fire are usually very large and get super hot very quickly. I can also use it as a trivet on my table under a casserole dish or a larger pot.

It also works great as a little centerpiece. I don't have a very large table, so it fits perfectly and holds my napkins, salt and pepper very nicely.


Block #3 turned into a decoration for my apartment's front door. I needed to get rid of the wintery-looking wreath out there anyway, so this was a great excuse to change it up! I made the hanger out of ribbon and secured it with pins on the back. I made the star bunting on the bottom out of scrapbook paper and used some quilting thread to secure it to the block. It says "Let Freedom Ring" - one word on each star. I thought I might use this block as a table centerpiece as well, so I didn't want to permanently attach the hanger or the bunting, just in case.

For the quilting, I hand stitched around the stars. (This was my first attempt at hand stitching, and I really need to work on being more consistent!) It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but it was nice to do some handwork. In the stripes, I used my walking foot to echo the zig-zag pattern in the white stripes and left the red stripes all big and puffy. All in all I think it turned out pretty nice!

So, that concludes my stop along the blog hop. Make sure to check out all the rest of the participating blogs and have a great time seeing all of the creativity with red, white and blue! Happy crafting!

July Finishes

148 comments:

  1. Happy Hop Day Karen! I just love your blocks! HST scare me a lot. I love how you turned each block in to something else. Your applique I believe is called Raw Edge. I also like to work that way. I think your first blog hop was a wonderful sucess. Thank you for playing!

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  2. You did an awesome job Karen! And seeing the initial blocks made into completed items added to the inspiration. Thank you! I love to do raw-edge applique and yes, it is real applique. There are a lot of different ways to applique and no single one of them is the "right" or "real" way. I love your blocks. Keep on quilting!

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  3. Well, I'd say you did pretty darn good on your first hop ... congratulations! Your blocks are awesome and love how you finished each of them :) Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Fourth!!

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  4. A lot of firsts, new techniques, trying your own designs, striving for improvement and all wrapped up into such lovely final projects. I would say you have done a fantastic job! Oh, I would be happy with just the cutee kitties and someone else can enjoy the rest. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  5. Wow! I'd say you outdid yourself!! Wonderful blocks! Love how you finished all of the blocks! Hope you leave your door decoration up until Fall! I bet you get lots of great comments on that! Thanks for sharing! and Happy 4th of July!!

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  6. Your blocks are superb! Great job!!

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  7. Beautiful Blocks Karen! Happy 4th of July....Judith, Texas

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  8. Great blocks! Particularly love the one with all the HSTs. Love how you showed the block and then how you finished it. Well done!

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  9. Your blocks are really great and I love what you did with each of them , the door decoration would be my favorite , great job!

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  10. Love your flag block! You did a great job! Also, I think your stars are called raw edge applique.

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  11. I love all your blocks! They all finished up so nicely. They all make such wonderful decorations. Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

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  12. Hi Karen well I would say your first blog hop was a success. Your blocks are wonderful and very hard to pick a favorite. I like all of them but I guess block 3 is my favorite because I love the end result. Your applique is called "raw edge" and it is very nice. Enjoy your summer and will check back with you again....

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  13. Good Morning Karen...I love how your projects evolved...each one unique, each one special, each one sew you...congrats you may take your bow lol

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  14. The cushion & trivet showcases the blocks so well. Congratulations on this achievement, from Downunder

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  15. Great job with your first hop! I love your second block especially. Glad to hop with you today. As a sidenote, I am getting ready to tackle a Mario quilt and just wanted to say, yours looks fabulous!

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  16. Thanks for sharing these blocks. I especially like block #2. It has so much movement. Great job. By the way, I would love to follow your blog, but it isn't apparent to me how to do that.

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  17. Ignore my previous comment. I just saw the place to follow.

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  18. I love them all but I think "block # 2" is my favorite. Have a great 4th of July!

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  19. Your blocks are wonderful! I love them all. Very nice job.

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  20. Love all your blocks and what you did with them. The pillow is my fav! great idea for those orphaned blocks.

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  21. Wonderful blocks. My favorite is the second one. Thanks for sharing

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  22. I like the spiral block the best. It's nice to see them all in a finished project too. Thanks!

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  23. Your blocks are adorable. I love your spiral block. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Katie, I love block #2 and the trivet you made from it. Don't put camping pots and pans on it! It's too lovely. On your table for a centerpiece is much better for this dear block. Love all your finishes! Thanks.

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  25. A joy to see your blocks and the diversity of them - you really did a good job and the completions were right on. Thanks for participating. Judy C n NC

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  26. Love your blocks! I am a new folloer too.

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  27. I love all three blocks. You used each one uniquely so now you have three different holiday decorations for your home. Great work and thanks for participating in the bloghop.

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  28. Love your spiral block. Looks like you've got a few more followers too.

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  29. I love all your blocks but especially the spiral block. Love the motion in it!

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  30. wow! what an array of awesomeness! I think the flag block is my fav--oh, so many HSTs--you must be the most patient woman in the world. Oh, and I took a closer look at them--your points are perfect!

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  31. Your blocks were great and I loved seeing the finished projects. I think the spiral is my favorite - I just love the movement of it. But maybe it's the door decoration... or the simplicity of the pillow. :) I think I just like them all! blessings, marlene

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  32. YOur designs look great, especially the flag. I happen to love HSTs! It's nice that you made the blocks and then actually put them to use.

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  33. I love all your blocks but the flag is my favorite. I should do something like that for my apartment door.

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  34. I love the flag!!! I like how you showed what you did with the blocks. Thanks for the giveaway

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  35. Your blocks are wonderful. I love that you turned them into pillow covers ready to decorate your home instantly next year.

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  36. Your first blog hops was well done. I liked how you did the flag, very nice.

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  37. My fave is the second block and I love the way you used them all!!!

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  38. Love your festive 4th of July blocks. Love the flag!

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  39. Happy Fourth of July!! And an early Happy Birthday!! :-) LOVE your blocks! I am not sure which is my favorite-- they all are wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win! If I am the lucky lady, I will have to make something for my 14 month old granddaughter--- she loves cats... Kitty cat was one of her first words! :-)

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  40. Great blocks. You say you don't like making HSTs, but you made 108 that finished at 1" - Wow! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Like your blocks, and how you finished each one individually! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. You are certainly ready to celebrate the 4th in style! Awesome job. I think I like the table topper the best, although that's a tough decision. I'm a new follower - you've got a neat Blog and lots of fun ideas. Reminds me that I should update my own blog at mountainquiltworks.blogspot.com. Come visit!

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  43. Block #2 is just wonderful but it's block #3 that I can't stop looking at, that is a fantastic block!

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  44. Great blocks and you certainly finished them off nicely. Happy 4th.

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  45. I love Block #2 with the striped binding. All the blocks are terrific.

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  46. Every block is just amazing! Block number 3 is incredible--108 squares? WOW! Love them all!

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  47. Love all your blocks and especially how you turned them all into great projects! And all those little triangles.....bless you.

    Great job, thanks for the inspiration!!

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  48. Wow, all three blocks are just great! My favorite is block #2 - very cool design. And the raw-edge applique' stars are just the right touch for your little wall hanging. Happy 4th of July!

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  49. I love the second block and the flag is amazing ! Thanks for the giveaway and inspiration!

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  50. Blog hops are so much fun. I get to find all kinds of new blogs to follow. Thanks for the inspiration. I love all of your blocks and I am going to be making at least one of them. My hope is to use some of the blocks from this hop to make a quilt to donate to Quilts of Valor later this year.

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  51. I love block #2. Nicely done!

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  52. I am following the red, white and blue hop. I love block #2. I love half square triangle and the movement in this block is GREAT.
    Thank you for the chance to win and Happy fourth of July.

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  53. I LOVE Block #2, the motion is wonder! I'm thinking of making one in blues and white for my mother's Winter mug rug. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  54. I Love Block 3. I like the zig zag and stars and the quilting! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  55. Love all of your blocks! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the great giveaway.

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  56. I like the apartment door quilt. I especially like the stitching around the stars. Nice work!

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  57. Great job. I love the simplicity of the first block. I think I will copy your idea! Love the movement in the second block. It looks great on the table.

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  58. Your blocks are fantastic! Super festive. I like how you put them all to excellent use. Happy 4th!

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  59. What beautiful blocks and I love the projects you made with them! Happy 4th of July!

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  60. I love your blocks and so nice to see what the finished product was! Thanks again.

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  61. I like your choice of fabrics! I'm also one of your newest followers! I remember how it felt when I started blogging and watching every new follower! I found that reading and commenting consistently on other blogs was the best way to develop new friends and faithful followers.
    Blessings
    Happy July 4th
    Gmama Jane

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  62. Block # 2 is especially special and I see Madame Sam showcased it too! Lucky you. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

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  63. Oh BTW, I forgot to tell you my son't birthday is also July 13th!! He will be 36 much to my amazement. Happy Birthday!
    Gmama Jane

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  64. Your blocks are really great. Good job on your first blog hop.

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  65. Well, your follower count is going to increase dramatically through this! :) I love the swirly block. I am going to have to try to make something like that sometime. Great job and I look forward to getting to know my neighbor and fellow 'Karen'.

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  66. I really like your blocks! I enjoy working with HSTs and will defiitely play with them more. You've got a great eye for design!

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  67. Wow they are all lovely - I am fairly new to sewing and have no idea what HSTs are - will go and investigate! Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Very cute blocks, love how you've displayed them.

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  69. I love the ideas you created with yor new blocks. So imaginative! I, too like the blue flowers material, so soft looking. I have become a follower and look forward to your new creations

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  70. What fun blocks...great projects made from each one!!! Thanks for sharing and an early 'Happy Birthday'!!! :o)

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  71. You did a beautiful job finishing up all the blocks. Block 2 is my favorite. I'm going to try that one. Early Happy Birthday, mine is tomorrow. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Deborah

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  72. Very nice job of your three blocks!!! I'm with you - #2 is my favorite, and I have to say my favorite of all the ones I've seen today!!! I just love the way you spiraled the fabrics - beautiful!!! I have to pin it and try to make one of my own :*)

    I'm also a new follower - don't want to miss what you design next! Thanks for the giveaway :*)

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  73. The blocks look great, thanks for the chance!

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  74. Great blocks and wonderful fabrics! I especially like block #2 and would like to try making it.

    Hugs, Karen

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  75. Love to see your blocks in use - they look great! Thanks for the giveaway, too.

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  76. I love all three of your blocks! I am definitely going to be a follower. I like your style! Thank you

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  77. Looks like you have more followers! YAY!

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  78. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing your blocks and the giveaway.

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  79. All three blocks are terrific. my favorite is #2. I'm enjoying HST's and love the look of this. Glad to be a follower. Wish you also had a "follow by email" as I truly like that feature.

    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  80. Very cute...love the middle one, very creative! Nice giveaway too!

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  82. Fun blog! I just joined up. Look forward to following your beautiful work! Ginny aka BrooklynQuilter

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  83. Love your blocks and the cat fabric in your give-away. Thanks for sharing. I am glad to follow your blog.

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  84. what lovely blocks and very creative uses you found for them!

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  85. Your blocks are wonderful. Glad you joined the hop. I see that your followers have multiplied. Congrats.

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  86. Block 2 and 3 are my favorites. I especially love the mug rug that you made with #2 block. thanks for sharing, rebathered@charter.net

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  87. Very nice job on your blocks! And I like how you finished each of them in a different way.

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  88. Excellent post for your first blog hop and WOW! what great blocks and even greater projects you created. Well done!
    thanks for a chance to win your giveaway. I am a new follower to your blog. look forward to seeing more.

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  89. Wow! I love all of your fun RW&B projects! You did a beautiful job on each of them. I can't pick a favorite. Honestly, I can't. I love them all. The pillow is so cute and cheerful. I love the trivet/table topper (are you really taking it camping !?? ) and the flag is gorgeous (your stars are raw-edge appliqué). Congratulations on finishing such beautiful projects! And thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

    P.S. One tiny hint for tiny blocks (like your 1" HST's): press the seams open. It really helps ;).

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  90. the kitty fabric is adorable. you did a fantastic job.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  91. You have done very nice work and you are so creative! Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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  92. Loved how you made each block into something different!! Loved them all!!

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  93. So much fun hopping around and seeeing everyone's creative works!
    Thanks for the chance in your giveaway!
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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  94. Such beautiful blocks and really clever use of them. Lovely work! Happy 4th!

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  95. Have to admit that I love block number two and the light blue floral material. It reminds me of hydrangeses. Love the hand stitching on block number three. Can not believe how many HST's you made for this project. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  96. Fun projects, my favorite is number 2. Thanks

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  97. Gosh your blocks and projects are amazing ! How inspiring! I think you went above and beyond. HST are not my favorite but they sure make pretty blocks. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm also a new follower.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. You did a super job on all three blocks, and tried new to you technics! Ugh, HST's and so many tiny ones at that, brave girl.

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  99. I am so glad you joined the blog hop as I would never have found you without it. I am now a follower and can't wait to see all your new posts. My favorite is the second block, so pretty!

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  100. Very pretty blocks and I like what you made out of them. I can't believe how many triangles you made! Very brave of you!

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  101. Nice blocks. My fav is #3...wowsers on all those half square triangles!

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  102. Very sweet blocks. You did very well on your blocks for your first blog hop! I really like the swirly one. Thanks for the giveaway too. That kitty fabric looks like fun. K-

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  103. YOU GO GIRL!! thats a lot of HST!! LOL Great that you can join our hop!!

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  104. Beautiful blocks with such tiny pieces! Great uses for all them. Have a happy 4th and a happy birthday.

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  105. Great blocks. You have way more than 7 followers now. I'm a new one.

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  106. Happy 4th Of July from another Wisconsinite! I absolutely love your blocks. I am adding on as a follower! Thank you for sharing in the hop. This is my first hop also. I am scheduled for July 12.

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  107. Your blocks are fantastic! I especially love the table centerpiece. I daresay you have many more followers now, myself included. Thanks for all your hard work, and thanks for the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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  108. Happy Fourth of July! I'm a new follower from Florida. Have a great birthday and thank you for the giveaway.

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  109. Beautiful blocks. I really like the second one, but the third one is very cute, too. I can't imagine peiceing all those little HST though.That is really awesome!

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  110. Great blocks. I particularly like block number 2. Thanks for showing the final projects. I loved seeing what you did with the blocks.

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  111. I like all of your blocks, but #3 is my favorite! Thanks for all of the ideas!

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  112. You did a fabulous job with all your blocks. I am now a follower because I am crossing my fingers you might be talked into doing a quick tutorial on how you created that 2nd block. I really love that one the most.

    I think it's destiny though that I be your winner because I LOVE Kitties and you live in the state right above mine, AND because July 13th is a great day that I share with you. Mine however is not a birthday, but our wedding anniversary and this year is our 10th anniversary. :) I hope you have a great birthday.

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  113. Great blocks! Loved what they "turned into".

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  114. I really like your #2 block. Really like it as a trivet, thanks for sharing. I follow you and I'm going to check out your recipes.

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  115. Lovely blocks and a great use for each one. Now you're really ready for any patriotic holiday, aren't you? I'm going to follow your example and try to get all gussied up for the next rwb holiday....I should be in good order by Veteran's Day, don't you think? Thanks for letting us visit. Keep up the good work!

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  116. Love the second block "spiral fireworks". Great use of individual (orphan) block. Have a few Christmas block that I might have to make up as hot pads for the holidays. thanks for taking part in this blog hop.

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  117. I just love how #2 turned out .... what a nice way to set the blocks.....
    in stitches

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  118. Great blocks! I really like #2 and #3. Thanks for the chance
    to win!

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  119. Love block #2 and what you made with it. This looks great.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  120. Wow! your projects all turned out beautiful it was great to see what each block became.

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  121. I LOVE the trivet/potholder!! The binding really sets off the block. All the blocks were fun to see!

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  122. Beautiful blocks! You did an awesome job on all of them. Now I'm itching to make these (and the other blocks on the blog hop) into some fabulous quilts for soldiers. Thanks for the great blocks and for participating in the blog hop - I love blog hops, they are so much fun to get to see all the creative genius out there!!! And your fat quarters are soooooo cute :o)

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  123. I love your blocks - well done with the HST - they can be sooo tricky. I really like your firecracker design, very effective and of course it lends itself to all sorts of colours. Imagine bunting done in it. margy

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  124. i love all of your blocks, and i am especially drawn to number two. it looks so difficult and the pattern is so nice! rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  125. Love all your blocks especially the second one :)

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  126. Your blocks are great and I really like 2 & 3. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  127. Very nice! Love the zig zag flag! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  128. Oh...you and I have the same birthday...Friday, the 13th this year no less....I am so excited. Love all your blocks, can't pick a favorite. Thanks for inspiring us and for the great giveaway.

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  129. I love your blocks! Especially the second one!
    I know you will have more followers now, after being on this blog hop!

    sue
    legato1958 at aol dot com

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  130. Love the flag block...great job!

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  131. Wow your blocks are just beautiful! And I love the assortment of fabrics that you worked with. Very Appealing! I also become a new follower and look forward to see mor efor ya. Thank You for the chance to win those sweet FQ's.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  132. Your blocks are my favorite for the blog hop for July 4th! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I'm in love with your fireworks inspired block #2, you did a great job! I think I need to start following you...

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  133. Check you out girlfriend. You went from 7 followers to 72 at my comment stage and you rocked the blog hop block thing. I still have yet to do one of these and only have twelve followers maybe I should give one of these a shot. Your potholder is my fav but the small triangles in all your blocks are CRAZY and I am amazed you cut them all out the hard way. You must be CRAZY,too but in a very inspiring way.Congrats

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  134. I love that you shared what you did with these blocks and actually showed us! I often wonder what a person does with a mini quilt or a single block. Beautifully done!
    loritfrench@comcast.net

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  135. Love these! Your trivet is just too fun!
    xx

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  136. Oh...also meant to tell you I love the name of your blog. Being a bunny mama. hee,hee,hee.

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  137. I love the spiral block- it is a very fun block- you have created a very nice table piece with it.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop- It is really been fun to visit all the bloggers and read about their projects.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna
    I have become a new follower too.

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  138. Wow for someone that doesn't like HST you did a lot of them and 1" ones at that! Great job! I really like your spinning block. Thanks!

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  139. The spiral block is crazy! Looks like something I would attempt - sketch it out, work out the pieces and GO! You rock girl! *Mario jumping at a block with a fist pump inserted here* I'm a follower now... :o)

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  140. love your blocks and so great to see them as finished projects - that little zig zag is adorable :)

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  141. I see you have a number of traditional patriotic fabrics. Do you collect them throughout the year? I see some of the chain stores have patriotic fabric still on sale.
    It was great to see you using your walking foot. I'm just starting to use mine in quilting. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  142. You won't have only 7 followers after this! I for one am joining right now! Beautiful work.

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  143. You must have a lot of patience for those tiny HST's! These are marvelous blocks!

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  144. Great blocks! I love anything with HST's!!

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