Sunday, July 15, 2012

Red, White and Blue Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!!!!


                                                             




Welcome everyone to the last day of the blog hop and I am so very happy you are here! I am a pretty new blogger and this is my first hop so I would sincerely like to thank Mdm Samm and Jane from Janes Fabric and Quilts  for letting me be a part of this wonderful hop. It has been 16 days of fabulously creative and inspiring blocks all done in red, white and blue and I have had a great time following all of it.
So, anyway, here we go!!
I only did one block ( and I am seriously jealous after seeing Mdm Samms blocks for today LOL )
Even though I only did 1, I hope you like it.

This was super easy and fun to make. It is a 12 1/2" square. I used 4 white on white fabrics for the center. I cut 2 strips of each color 1 1/2 " x 8 1/2" and sewed them together. I then cut 20 2 1/2" squares of assorted red prints to put around it. I found a star pattern in one of the quilting magazines and used it for the center. This was my first time machine appliqueing and I really liked it. I just did a simple blanket stitch on it. I quilted it using a varigaded blue thread. I don't think I would use this thread again though as I don't like the spacing on the color change.
I am currently working on a red, white and blue patriotic quilt for my 7 year old grandson that he requested, so I turned this into a little hanging he can put on his door.

So, now on to the giveaway. I have 3  1/2 yd cuts of Kona cotton in red, white and blue. You will get 1/2 yd  of each color. That way if you are so inspired to make any of the beautiful blocks in this hop you will be ready to go!
All you need to do to enter is become a follower and leave me a message in comments telling me that you did. That's it ;)  
Here is the line up for today's hop, make sure to stop by to see them all !


July 16th
PolkaDotClassic
little bits quilting  ( you are here )

Thank you all for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the visit, I just loved having you!!
Kate

84 comments:

  1. Happy Hop Day, I just love your block! I love the echo stitching around the star and your choice of fabrics, perfect! Thanks so much for playing!
    PS You will receive more comments if you, just for today, turn off the word verification.

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  2. Nice block! I'm a new follower.

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  3. Love the block - thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lovely block Kate and beautiful fabrics. I am a new follower. Have hopping today...Judith, Texas

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  5. Great block!
    I'm a new follower!

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  6. Hi Kate love the block. There have been so many star blocks I want to try out of this blog hop I can't wait. Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower. Susie x

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  7. Hallo Kate
    Love the block especially the outline quilting of the star. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to seeing more as a follower. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

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  8. I love your block !!! I am a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  9. Great block Kate , welcome to blogland as well as your first blog hop .I am a new follower and look forward to more of your work.Thanks for the chance.

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  10. Your block is just perfection! Love the way you pieced it and quilted it. Well done!

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  11. Good Morning and I think this is a perfect star, block, colours and giveaway..glad you took part Kate.....

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  12. These are so wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us today. I gladly became a follower.

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  13. Even for just 1 block, it turned out wonderful. Congrats on a job well done.

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  14. I am a new follower. Love your block. It's so crisp and clean looking. Great job!

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  15. Love your block. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. What a beautiful RW&B block. Thanks so much for being part of the hop. It was so much fun seeing what everyone was going to come up with? Have a great week!

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  17. I'm a new follower. I love your block. I read down through your blog. Not only is your block an inspiration but so are you. Thanks for the give away!

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  18. Very sweet mini - love the quilting accent. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  19. I'm a new follower. Thank you for the opportunity to win, your block is lovely.

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  20. Your block is super cute! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. Hi there, I am a new follower. I think that little quilt is charming! Some of the fabrics I have not seen before. This blog hop has really been inspiring, hasn't it?

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  22. I love your block and you did a terrific job - sometimes it is easier to keep it simple - LoL - thank you for participating in this blog hop - it has been a LOT of fun full of inspiration, ideas, creativity and hardly any repeats - I think that is terrific as it was everyone's own interpretation. I am now following - Judy C

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  23. As a new blogger you are doing great!! I am a new follower and look forward to more awesome projects like the one you made for this hop!

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  24. I am a new follower. Your block is great. After reading through your blog I am inspired by your spirit. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. What a wonderful block, I'm a new follower and thanks for a great giveaway!

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  26. An awesome block..I like the way the bold dark blue star stands out on the white background. The great fabrics around the border add extra to the block..Thank you for sharing. I had joined as a follower before I read your post-just from looking at your block! I know the feeling..will anyone really want to read my blog! This blog hop has been such fun..My first time as a hostess.

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  27. What a cute block. Looks like you enjoyed making it.
    I'm a new follower, I'm lookinf forward to getting to know you through your blog.
    Thanks for sharing and hosting a give away.
    in stitches

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  28. Your block is sew cute. I have really enjoyed looking at all the blocks that were shared in this hop. Sew happy you joined in. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  29. I really love your block! Haven't tried any of the others, but this one really draws me in! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting a give-away too.

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  30. Your block is lovely and this hop has been amazing! So much creativity out there in blogland!

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  31. I love this block - seriously love it! Outline quilting the star was a great touch and the hand stitching around it really set it off. Great job! blessings, marlene

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  32. I've seen a lot of blocks during the hop and I think this is one of my favorties. I'm sure your grandson will love it. I'm now a follower.

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  33. So glad you joined in the hop--love your block!

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  34. Love your block. I sometimes forget how great "simple" can be.

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  35. How pretty! Thanks for the chance, and I'm following now.

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  36. I love your blocks ... star ... eeemmm beautiful ... those colors are so sweet. Thank you for sharing : )

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  37. I am a new follower and love your block! I have a grandson who would probably love to have something like that on his door. :D Thank you for the giveaway. I have been inspired by this blog hop to make a red, white, and blue quilt. My hubby is a Navy veteran, so he would enjoy it, too.

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  38. I am a new follower in my google reader. Loved your block and thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Love your block. Thanks for the inspiration. Look forward to following your blog. Happy quilting.

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  40. Your one block is perfect. I only made one too.
    thanks for the giveaway.
    I am a new follower.

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  41. It might be just one block, but it's a very nice one. I signed up to be a follower.

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  42. Welcome to blogland and thank you for participating in the RW&B blog hop...your one block is wonderful. I'm a new follower and look forward to visiting your blog often. Have a wonderful week!!

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  43. Hello there from a new follower. I too have ventured into blogland not so long ago & welcome you. I love you little block as it has a nice clean look about it to go along with the simiplicaty of the single star in the center. Thank you for the chance to win you wonderful Kona fabrics.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  44. I love the little wall hanging you made with your block!! It's beautiful!! Thanksfor sharing it with us and the wonderful giveaway! I'm a new follower!!

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  45. HELLO! LOVE YOUR BLOCKS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  46. I am a new follower and love the block you made. Your grandson will love having the matching wall hanging to match his quilt.

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  47. I'm a new follower. Love the str block. Thanks for the chance to win some RWB!

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  48. Pretty block! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  49. Hello there... I LOVE this block you did... I'm pretty new to quilting and am pretty much self taught.. wish I knew how to bind.. LOVE the edge of this block.... Also.. I am a new follower... AND LOVE your "Pins".. WOW..... HUGS and have a great week...

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  50. Great job on this block. Glad you joined the hop and thanks for a chance to win.

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  51. I'm delighted to be a new follower and join you on your quilting journey. I have read through your blog and was amazed at your struggles with your health and how you have managed it in such a positive way. I love that you have decided to make quilts for everyone who is dear to you.
    Thanks for sharing how you made your REd/White/Blue block. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  52. What a great block...I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing the quilt you're making for your grandson! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  53. You did an outstanding job on your block...it will be a fun addition for your grandson! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. I am a new follower and I love your block. I think it would make a very pretty table-runner. I am looking forward to seeing some more of your beautiful work. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. Kate, your patchwork block is so lovely and well made. All those little squares are lining up so nicely! I am a new follower and hope to see more of your creations. You'll love the blogging community especially the quilters. We are nice people!!
    Thank you for such a nice Give-Away!!! Kona fabric feels so good to the touch and white is my favorite white fabric. I would be over the moon to win such lovely fabric.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  56. New follower. Love this block. Simple, yet elegant! Thanks for sharing

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  57. I signed up to follow your blog and I just love your block!

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  58. Very pretty block. Thank you for showing us.

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  59. thank you, yes, i've enjoyed the vist! i like your block and have put it in my fav blox collection from this hop. and, i'm a new follower and have enjoyed a quick browse through your blog.

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  60. New here.Lovely block.Thanks you for the chance to win !

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  61. I'm a happy new follower, and I love your block. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for the chance to win your pretty fabric.

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  62. I'm a new follower with bloglovin'. Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. I am a follower..but then I have been with you for a while now.

    The block looks great. I really like the way you echoed the star.

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  64. I am now a follower. Your quilting is just perfect on this block. Very nice!

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  65. I'm a new follower to your blog! I really love your block and you did a fantastic job with the appliqued star! Thanks!

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  66. Love your mini! You did a super job. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win some beautiful fabric. I'm a new follower.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Love your block. Your colors are so clear and bright. I love the star and the simple setting--great idea.
    Diane P

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  68. Beautiful block! I am now a follower.

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  69. what lovely work thank you for sharing!

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  70. That's a really sweet block. I'm a new follower. Thanks for letting us visit. Please come over and visit us and be a follower, too.

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  71. great block--I love your choice for quilting--it's fun!

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  72. Ilove what you did for this challenge. I would really like to have the fabric so I can make one too. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower. Sharon slozano5 at earthlink dot net

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  73. You made a nice block!! Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway. I have become a follower.
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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  74. I am a new follower and a new quilter!!!! Love your star block and looks like your blog is doing great!!!! Thanks

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  75. Very lovely block! I'm a follower.

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  76. Hi Kate,

    I just signed up to follow your blog. Before I did I read some earlier posts, and I was impressed by your positive outlook on life. Quilting really is great therapy! Can't wait to hear from you in my inbox.

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  77. Opps, I mention how much I loved your block! It is quality, not quantity!

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  78. Very attractive block - thanks for sharing!

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  79. Your block is beautiful! I am a new follower.

    It would be nice if you added "follow by email" as it emails a notice each time you post.

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