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14 July 2012

it's my red, white, and blue day !

welcome to my day on the red, white, and blue blog hop :)


this is the third hop that I've been on with Madame Samm and this one is being coordinated by the lovely Jane who was my swap mama in the wonky houses swap over at flickr so I feel like we're family now :)  so thanks for another fun hop !

for this hop we're making either 10.5 or 12.5 inch blocks and of course they're red, white, and blue - there have been some wonderful blocks on show over the past 13 days and there's still a couple of days to go so if you haven't been following along you should check them out :)  the only thing about being at the end of the hop is seeing all of the blocks that I could have done but didn't think about !! 

anyway ... my blocks are 10.5 inch and I changed my mind quite a few times about what I wanted to do!


I knew I had to make something with the blocks as I definately didn't want to have any orphans and I wanted to do traditional blocks - there's just something about that colour combination that makes me think traditional !


so I decided to do a small quilt just with a churn dash block and cut up the red and blue polka dot then thought it might just be a bit too much with just this block so I had to come up with some other ideas with the already cut fabric !



so I've ended up with four blocks - a pinwheel, a sawtooth star, and two churn dash blocks - I'm going to make a little wallhanging with the pinwheel, sawtooth, and a churn dash and I think the other churn dash will become a cushion!




I'm looking forward to doing some first time free motion quilting on the wall hanging - maybe some pebbles or loops to soften those lines :)



thanks for dropping by on this Bastille Day - I know the French will be celebrating with red, white, and blue today too !


and don't forget to take a peak at the other hoppers joining in today :)

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I love fabric and the blocks!

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  2. I think Churn Dash with this color combo too. And of course the pinwheel is a must. Thank you for sharing your blocks with us today.

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  3. I love your blocks. So crisp and cheery. Thank you for hopping!

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  4. What lovely blocks, I love the dotty fabrics

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  6. I love the boldness and sharp contrast of the blocks. They come together so nicely for the wallhanging. Thank you for sharing you great blocks..Hop on!

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  7. Oooh they are very nice and will make a fabulous wall hanging. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very cute. Happy Bastille Day.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. Your blocks are lovely! They will make a beautiful wall hanging. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love spots and the blocks - the square is great - the red & blue are great. Thank you for making a fellow Aussie proud, and Happy Bastille Day. (Just become a follower.) Cheers, Susan.

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  11. Good Morning....ohh my what lovely blocks..sew lovely, I do believe you may be ...oh check with sewwequilt.com ....wink...
    our best to you..

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  12. I think your wall hanging is very effective. Can't wait to see it quilted.

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  13. Terrific blocks and great wall hanging.

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  14. I love the crisp white polka dots on a blue and red background, so fresh looking!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  15. I like that you kept the blocks in the same fabric. This will be a wonderful runner. Judy C

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  16. Great traditional blocks in perfect colors and fabrics ,love them!

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  17. Very pretty! Love the photos of the pups too!

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  18. Very nice. I like the dots with the traditional blocks and traditional summer colors. Very pretty.

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  19. Lovely. I like how they all cordinate.

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  20. ooohhh ... i love your polka dot blocks : ) churn dash. stars. and homemade cupcakes?...for energy : ) i am inspired. thank you for sharing with us.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your lovely blocks. I love the polka dot fabric. They really make a nice wall hanging.

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  22. Love your traditional blocks! It would also be a great runner! How about loops and stars - free motion! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Love, love, love your polkadots! What a fun collection of blocks and thank you so much for sharing them!! :) Have a super, super day!

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  24. The dot fabric really makes your blocks look cheerful! They will look great finished as a little quilt and cushion!

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  25. I love the stark contrast between the red and blue set against the white background--your blocks are real eye poppers!

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  26. Very lovely blocks! I liked them :)

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  27. Love your polka dots. My favorite block is the wonky one. Thanks for hopping.

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  28. Love your polka dots and the wall hanging is very pretty.

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  29. I absolutely love polka dots and think they were perfect for this hop! And made into a wallhanging - perfect. blessings, marlene

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  30. Lovely, lovely blocks. Those are some of my favorites. I'm a new follower. Please stop by my place too, and follow, when you have time. We can visit back and forth. Sew much to sew and sew little time....

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  31. Love your blocks and fabrics,nicest.The wallhanging is just beautiful!!

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  32. OOh I just love the fabrics you've used. Your blocks really are stunning with the dots. Beautiful job. Thank you for showing us.

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  33. Love your blocks and love the dot fabric. I'm glad all your blocks worked out in the end. That happens sometimes, start one way and end up somewhere else. hehe. All turned out great and thanks for sharing with us.

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  34. I do love some dots! Wonderful blocks!
    xx

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  35. Hi, Happy Hop day, Sorry I am late! We were gone all day, but look what I got to see when I came home! I love your blocks! They are perfect!! and dots, I am a lover of dots! Super job Leanne, thanks for playing!

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  36. Wonderful polka dot blocks!
    Glad you could hop along with us!

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  37. You have my heart when you say traditional...I love the traditional blocks and your wall hanging/table runner is perfect!! I like the white background!!
    Gmama Jane

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  38. Your wall hanging is lovely- I love the churn dash block and the star particularly.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop- Enjoy the show.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  39. Love the traditional patterns you used, and the material! Very nice finishing thought for a wall hanging and a pillow! Thanks for being a block hop participant!

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  40. Love your traditional blocks! They look beautiful together - very festive. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  41. You have inspired me to make a quilt in the material pattern you chose!

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