Monday, July 9, 2012

Red, White & Blue Blog Hop



Welcome!




I'm excited to share my two red, white and blue blocks as part of the Blog Hop.  Thanks to Jane and Madame Samm for getting us organized.


For me, a blog hop is an excuse to try something new.  For this hop, I decided to give paper piecing a try and had a blast.  Both of my blocks can be found on Ulas Quiltpage .


This first block is a New York Beauty block.




This second block pattern is called a 16 point.  (I had a bit of trouble with the center where everything came together as there was a bit of bulk to deal with.)    




Thanks again for stopping by and make sure you visit all the other talented quilters I am lucky to be sharing day 9 with!

July 9th




If you've missed a couple of days in there, visit Jane's blog and navigate from the master schedule - there are some really wonderful blocks out there!



Happy Stitching!

66 comments:

  1. Really fun blocks...thanks for the link..just might have to give paper piecing a try!!!

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  2. I'm just learning paper piecing and love it. Your blocks are just beautiful!

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  3. Good for you in trying something new. I love Ula's NYB blocks. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  4. Patty, those are both lovely blocks. Really striking.

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  5. Oooh they are both great - very neat. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Spikey Blocks. Fabrics glow. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your blocks are great! PP is a lot of fun.

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  8. Is'nt it great to learn new things. Looking at your wonderful blocks I wouldn't have guessed that you weren't an avid paper piecer.

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  9. Great blocks, thanks for sharing the link to the pattern. Have a great week.

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  10. Wonderful blocks. I want to try NY beauty blocks some day.

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  11. Wow! Great first effort with paper piecing. Beautiful blocks.

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  12. Love your fabric choices! Love your blocks :) So good to hop with you!

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  13. I love the NYBs in red, white and blue. They look great.

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  14. I love your two blocks and those perfect points. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

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  15. Hi patty this is spectacular....photo tops too. And paper pieced...wowzee!

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  16. Both very pretty blocks and good for you trying something new ,great job!

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  17. Those pesky centers! LOL I think they look great! I LOVE anything paper pieced! :o)

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  18. Beautiful blocks! I know they were time consuming, but you did an awesome job!

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  19. Those are both beautiful. That center does look like a challenge!

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  20. Patty, beautiful New York Beauty and the paper piece is great. Love the fabric, has a nice punch aganist the white. Great choice. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  21. Love your blocks! Centers can be tricky but if you can't see it from a galloping horse, it's all good :) Happy quilting!

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  22. Pretty impressive!! Very striking! I'm a new follower too!
    Gmama Jane

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  23. Love your blocks! I'm VERY partial to paper piecing. Did you press your seams open? That might help? Also - you can always hide the center with a button or yoyo! If some threads show - take a fine point permanent marker that matches the fabric and lightly touch the thread! Seriously, you notice it WAY more than anyone else will! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I am stashing stuff for an American Beauty! I should probably break down and make it already.

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  25. Great blocks! I just started paper piecing this week - think I'll try that NY beauty - beautiful.

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  26. Love your blocks. Paper piecing is wonderful for those perfect points. Glad you enjoyed learning a new way of quilting. Thanks for all of the inspration and for being part of the bloghop.

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  27. I have always love the New York Beauty block and the other star is wonderful too. following you. Happy quilting.

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  28. Great job on the paper piecing! Those bulky centers are challenging for sure!

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  29. Awesome blocks.The second one catch my eyes!!I love too paperpiecing.

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  30. I agree, a hop is a chance to try new things. I think you have mastered PP! They are stunning. Thank you for the link it is a new one to me.

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  31. super job with those paper pieced blocks.

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  32. Oh my I tried a New York Beauty one time - not paper pieced - and you should see how it turned out. :) I love yours...had not thought of paper piecing one so I'm going to be looking for that pattern! blessings, marlene

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  33. Really pretty blocks. Thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  34. Yes this is a great opportunity to try something new. I live your paper pieced blocks. Will need to add these to my list so I will try them too! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. These are beautiful! Thanks for participating in the RWB hop!

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  36. These are amazing. Very ambitious for your first try :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  37. Oh yes, NY Beauty, really a beauty when you have put your fabric choice on to it!

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  38. Love the New York Beauty and the star block! Thanks!

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  39. Just awesome what more can be said of your blocks.

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  40. Beautiful blocks; both of them...I can only imagine the bulk in that second one!! But it looks lovely.

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  41. Beautiful blocks! You did a great job with paper piecing!

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  42. Both of these blocks are amazing! I've always wanted to make a New York Beauty. Now I'm adding the 16 Point to the list. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blocks and the link.

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  43. Great work on both your blocks.

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  44. Beautiful blocks! Thanks for letting us visit. I'm a new follower and hope you will follow me too.

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  45. Great looking blocks. You did a good job on the NY Beauty RWB block. I already follow your blog.

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  46. Wow, these look really hard. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Ooooooooooooooo look at all those perfectly pretty points! Woo hoo! Gorgeous!

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  48. Gorgeous blocks! Well done.
    Diane P

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  49. New York Beauty is a beautiful block. 16 point looks difficult. You did a great job on both!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Wow. Those blocks are gorgeous. For it being your first time, you did a fabulous job.
    Thank you for showing us.

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  51. Those look like super challenging blocks!! Great job!!

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  52. Wow! I've never seen so many points come together - outstanding job! The New York Beauty is one block I want to do some day.

    Beth One Old Goat

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  53. This may show up twice but I just love your blocks! Especially the New York Beauty!

    Beth

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  54. Beautiful blocks and love your paper piecing! Great job!

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  55. Those are great blocks! They both look like they might be a little more on the difficult side but they both turned out beautiful.

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  56. I love the spiral block and the New York beauty block is one of my very favorite One day I am going to make a quilt with the New York beauty block using batik fabrics.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  57. great blocks - love the 16 point - they both look quite difficult !

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  58. I Love your RWB New York Beauty Block! I Love the 16 pt block too! I plan to make some New York Beauty Quilts and Mariners Compass in the future as well! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

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  59. I love both your blocks! Wonderful.

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  60. Your blocks are so precise! They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

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  61. If I tried these they never would have come out so well! Beautiful work.

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