Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's My Day! Red White and Blue.Blog Hop!


A couple weeks ago I had to just stop
and take some time and clean my sewing room.
While I was busy cleaning up I ran across this
magazine: QUILT


It was published in 2002... and I actually have a couple of quilts and an article 
in the publication. This was my first publishing (so exciting).
Anyway, I kept it out to show the red, white and blue sampler quilt
on the cover and a few of the antique quilts they featured inside

Here is my Red White and Blue blog hop block:

(sorry if the colors aren't showing well. I am using a light blue
with the red and white.).

My block is an original pattern from my LQS.
The owner gave me permission to use it.
It was the block she made up for the local
shop hop this year.


 cutting instructions:
Center cut (1) 4 1/2" sq.for center square
white: cut (4) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles for flying geese
blue: cut (1) 4 1/4" sq; cut on both diagonals for flying geese

white: cut (6) 2 7/8" sq; cut on diagonal one way for half square triangles
blue: cut (10) 2 7/8" squares; cut each on the diagonal one way
for half square triangles
red: (4) 2 1/2" sq. for corner posts
Piecing instructions:
1. Make 12 half sq. triangles using C & F pieces; press seam to dark.
2. Sew 3 half sq. triangles and 1 D sq to make a 4 patch unit.
Make 4 of these units.
3. Make 4 flying geese units using C and E pieces; press seams to C. Sew white B rectangle to each of the flying geese; press seam to B.
4. Lay out the 4-patch units, flying geese units and center square.
Join to make the block.

For all things red white and blue my favorite resource is
Not only for their fabulous fabric lines but also their books and patterns.
My favorite right now is a new release....


Here is a  little peak inside....

But I have a couple of other fun quilts to share too....

(APQ)
(Thimble Creek)
Doesn't that just make you want to go in your sewing room and play?
Please let me say...

THANK YOU
 to the fabulous Madame Samm for this fun Blog Hop .
I think it was such a great idea!
and also...
a BIG THANK YOU to
Jane at Jane's Fabric and Quilting for organizing 
and keeping a schedule for all of us! You are amazing!
Both of you ladies have done a great job!
Please make sure you visit all the other's that
are on the schedule for today...

July 15th


Tomorrow is the last day of the hop!
If you have missed any of it you can hop over to Jane's
for the complete schedule!

41 comments:

JCnNC said...

I loved seeing all the interesting R/W/B quilts in the book - your block fabrics look familiar and could be because I favor the medium colors. Thanks for sharing your great block. Judy C

Truffle queen said...

Thanks for sharing! I think we could easily get a "book" with all the RW&B squares and quilts we've seen in the past 2 weeks! Love your block - thanks for the instructions!

Susie Q said...

Hi, thank you so much for the block and showing us the quilts. Will look out for that book. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Madame Samm said...

the books you found are amazing..those would have been great blocks to add...I like your block..must be the photo but it looks like grey...must be a light blue...
the other books you showcased are a nice resource...
blessings

Quilt n Queen said...

Minick and Simpson are one of my favorites too. Love your block! I've got a lot of 2.5" RW&B strips and I can see one of those jelly roll quilts being stitched real soon. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the RW&B hop. Have a Happy Day!!

Sherry said...

After looking at your post I do want to run upstairs and play in my sewing room. I love your red white and blue block.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Hop Day! Oh I love your block! and the books first congratulations for being published! Great sampler quilt and the other magazine, boy looks like a lot of fun! Thanks so much for playing.

Mary said...

I didn't know about this blog hop - how did I miss? Thanks for posting about it. I'm using Minnick and Simpson for my Schnibble this month because of the colors.

VickiT said...

Beautiful quilt block. Thank you for taking the time to show us and for the tutorial as well.

I've seen the QUILT magazine a few times and am considering subscribing to that once the other subscriptions I have now are done. I really like that magazine too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What fun! Love the mix of brights, some mediums and the muted tones - certainly shows how R/W/B can be incorporated into a quilt in different looks.

Deborah said...

What a great block......will give it a try! And thanks for all the lovely photo inspiration!

pinsandneedles said...

Wow! Love your block and can just image that it will make some great secondary patterns when put together! Thanks for the tutorial!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Great block...thanks for the tutorial!

Linda said...

Great quilts..How fun to look at your projects.. I agree with "TRUFFLE QUEEN" we could publish a book with the blocks from the hop.

Thank you for the tutorial to make your block.

This has been my first time participating in a blog..Great ideas-lots of talented people.

Catherine said...

Your blog hop block is really wonderful! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I enjoyed seeing your other projects, all of them so well done. Thank you!

Sharon Dawn said...

Nice block! How exciting to have been published! Thanks for sharing!

Judith said...

This has been a fun blog hop and thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

♥Duff said...

Yes! I really want to go play now-I jsut got a great idea from your blog-thanks!!

Jennifer Gail said...

I like your block.

Ellen said...

Love your block! The hop has been so fun and so inspiring.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the post of lovely blocks today. Hurray for RWB!

MoeWest said...

Your block is great! Thanks for sharing the instructions to make it.

Anita said...

Love your block! Minick & Simpsom have the best fabric and books for everything RW&B!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Great block... thanks for the tutorial and sharing your published works.

Rosa said...

I`m enjoying the RWB blog hop.Thanks you for sharing your block and tutorial!!

Lesley said...

Love your original block...the colors are so gentle! And that basket block definitely makes me want to go play! Thank you for sharing such great inspiration!

Zuzan said...

Thank you for sharing your block, the book (love Minick & Simpson too) & for showing us the quilts... and woops the tutorial too.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great block. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love going back through my old magazines. I have some of Quilt, hope I have the copy you showed.;D

Corrie said...

Very pretty fabrics & block! Thanks for showing all of the other possibilities too.

Ariane said...

Your block is beautiful. Thanks for all the wonderful quilts your shared.

Messy Karen said...

your block is very pretty. and the flying bats quilt is fab and i would love to see it made up in other colors.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

OneOldGoat said...

Very pretty! What magazine is the RWB sampler in? A friend of mine from church has been given me her old quilting magazines from 2000 on and I think I have that sampler bookmarked. Somewhere :) Oh, if I could only live long enough to make all the quilts I want!

Thanks so much for sharing your block!

Beth

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Your block is pretty!! Thanks for showing the magazine!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Yes indeed...sewing is calling me!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful block. Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

Great block you have made and fab tutorial too. Congratulations on been published (even though it was 10 years ago its still very exciting isnt it!). Thanks for sharing.

Katherine said...

Thanks for sharing this pretty block!

Maria Kievit said...

Love all the red white and blue ideas you have! Thanks for sharing!

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Sandra J. Strickler said...

Thanks for sharing!