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Sunday, July 8, 2012

It’s My Turn–Red, White & Blue Blog Hop And A Give-Away–Oh My!!!!

celebrateRWBstarsmall Welcome to my blog. I like to give a shout out to all my followers, and hope to gain more followers by the end of the hop.  This hop is contributed by the Queen of Hoppers Madame Samm Sew We Quilt and hosted by Jane of Jane,s Fabric and Quilt.  Thank you both for this great Red, White and Blue Blog Hop.
I am a little new at this blogging, I’ve only been at it for 7 months and learning a lot from visiting other sites and talking to fellow bloggers.  There are some great RW&B blocks I have seen so I hope you visit the other blogs and check them out.  The list is at Jane,s Fabric and Quilt, just click on schedule to see all the participants.

Now it is time to get to my blocks.  Would you believe that with the large stash that I have that I did not have any really good red or blue, so I ran out to JoAnn’s and picked up a couple of fat quarters.  After making this first block I had to make another and another and use the scraps for another.

All my blocks are from Quilters Cache Quilt Blocks Galore.  You know how much I love those scant 1/4 seams (yah, right, but I am learning and that 1/4" seam will not beat me).  This one is called Pins In Motion.  I like to always try a block I have not done before and this one had half square triangles and paper piecing all in one block.  And as you can see, I took the pictures in my neighbors yard and at the produce depart at the Safeway.  Pinwheels seems to be the blog hops theme so far.
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My second block is Crossroads 2, both blocks are 12”.  Those are potatoes under that block.
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Now this third block was made by mistake, I thought it was a 12” block but it was a 9”, but hay it’s all good.  This block is called Steps to the Altar 2. Hmm chili peppers $2.49 a pound, should have picked up some to make some poppers.
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Now for the final block of my creation.  Yah, I created my own block an it is a work in progress, I call it Zippers, Buttons and Bows, and I use the scraps the I had left (I am going to have to go buy some more of this fabric).  This block did not make it out of the house for the photo op.
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So I hope you liked my blocks and now it is time for the GIVE AWAY.  This is my first ever give away and I hope you like it.  As I was look through all that fabric I have, I found this nice little buddle by Bold Over Batiks.  This fabric was made in Malaysia and it is a Grab Bag Mix of 100% cotton and hand painted fabrics.  It has Batiks 6” & wider and longer with hand painted at least 4.5” wide, all are 21 + longer.

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  This buddle will be accompany by a security guard who is a bit camera shy at the moment.  The security guard is the reason for my blog name and has not been featured on any of my posts, but will be soon (not him exactly but his brothers and sisters).  All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment.  If you  are not a follower join.  Make sure I am able to contact you.  I will be dropping your name in a hat and see if one of my cats want to draw out a name.  I will mail this out anywhere, USA, Europe, Katmandu.  Since I will be in Detroit the week of the 15th, I will post the winner by June 22nd (any body from Detroit, Michigan?).

So now I must end this blog.  Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by the other bloggers for today.
The Slow Quilter (that’s me)
The Slow Quilter

81 comments:

  1. Oooh they are all lovely - I particularly like the Pins In Motion one. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I am a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway and your red, white and blue blocks are really cute.

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  3. What a clever way to show your lovely blocks. I'm a new follower and love quilting and applique. Your giveaway is right up my alley because I love the colors. Thanks for letting us visit.

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  4. Just wonderful blocks! A little 'oops' makes for some fun, and we all do it - it's designers choice. And I am fascinated with the zipper, buttons, and bows - what a fun quilt. Thank you for sharing with us and I am a follower.

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  5. You made me laugh at those blocks laying on veggies. You are so clever. As for the blocks, they look amazing--great job!

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  6. I love ur pins in motion! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Very pretty blocks. I saw in your profile that you love to read also. Quilting and reading, two of my favorites. I am a new follower.

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  8. Hi!!!! Love your blocks and the colors in your give a way!!!! Thanks

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  9. Good Morning, I love all of your blocks. It has been so much fun seeing a new set of blocks each day. Have a great afternoon!

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  10. I'm amused at you taking pictures of your block on various produce. LOL. Nicely done! I am a follower!

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  11. Greetings, I am a new follower, love the blocks and your choice of place for photos. Two of my favorite things to do quilt and eat.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Diana dianacarofano(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I,too, love to try the blocks at Quilter's Cache. Yours turned out stunning! I have signed up to follow your blog.
    Lequilts.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the Quilters Cache too. This is a great time to try new blocks. Boy did yours turn out great! I love the fabrics you used. Pictures in the store, priceless!! Thank you for playing!

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  14. Hey great post! I love your creativity - taking the blocks to the store! I wish I could have seen the faces of the people who were shopping! LOL! I signed up to be a follower! Great blocks! Thanks for sharing and I hope I win that bundle of JOY!!

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  15. I hope you mean July 22!! Like the blocks especially the pinwheel. Will be a follower in a minute or so.

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  16. Cute blocks. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. I love you blocks-- especially Crossroads! :-) I am a new follower, too! :-) Thank you for participating in the blog hop-- and for giving us a chance to win your wonderful prize! I love batiks--- an those you posted are so, so pretty! I've been saving a small stash of batiks-- trying to decide on the perfect project for them... leaning toward a butterfly design... but still not sure... :-) Thanks again! (Hope you kitties choose me! ;-)

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  18. I love your zippers, buttons and bows block. As a retired nursery school teacher, I could definitely see it as a way to help children use zippers. I'm already a follower.

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    1. You Won, please send me your information and I will mail this out to you.

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    2. Congratulations KatieQ! When I got the message, I thought it was me, LOL! I then went through all the comments, but found I was wrong. Maybe next time. Judy B

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  19. I'm a new follower and great job on your blocks.

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  20. You are so funny! I love your blocks and how you chose to display them! Great idea with that fruit! I've been a follower and love to read all your posts!

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  21. Love your blocks. (And lucky blocks they are, to be able to go travelling!) I'm a new follower.

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  22. Oh how fun you are! Whas a neat idea to take your blocks for photo ops at the supermarket ... who knew??? I may have to give that a go! Thank you so much for sharing your blocks today and I wish you all that is happy ... I can't wait to see your finished creation :) Best wishes to you from Wendy at why-knot-kwilt.

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  23. Great job on those blocks! I'm following.

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  24. What an absolute delight you are....i love all of your blocks and your background safeway...genuis...
    You are one funny lady,,,,lol ohhh loce the red str fabric...really pretty

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  25. Love these blog hops to discover new bloggers to follow... and now I have you added to my list! Love your pins in motion block too!

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  26. I just signed on as a follower...your title was enough for me to join before I even saw your blocks...I thought, "There is my match." (In many ways!)

    This is my second time following a blog hop and my first time participating.

    Love the blocks! Thank you for sharing!

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  27. I love your blocks, no wonder you haven't had time to hang out! Great job, and great backgrounds at the Safeway!

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  28. what great looking blocks! Thank you for sharing :)

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  29. I really enjoyed your blocks. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the beautiful giveaway.

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  30. I have just became your 70th follower and I am looking forward to seeing lots more beautiful things on your blog. Your blocks are terrific. I like the last block because I like sewing for kids and I think this would make a great quilt for a child(older, of coarse). They would have so much fun playing with the different objects. What did you have in mind? Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  31. Your quilt blocks are great especially your Zippers, Buttons and Bows. I had to laugh at your statement on your profile. I feel the same way and it has only gotten worse with the kindle I got for Christmas because now I can download books from the Library. I am now a follower.

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  32. Your blocks are great. I found out I do not have much in the way of Red, White, and Blue but since this blog hop I have decided to expand my palette. I especially liked your second block.

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  33. Welcome to the blogging world. You will LOVE the inspiration you get daily as well as all the wonderful bloggers out there.

    Your blocks are terrific. The RW&B makes such a great color combination.

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  34. Great blocks and neat idea to use produce as a photo backdrop...so good to hop with you!

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  35. Hello.... well Close... I born & raised in the Downriver area and finished HS in River Rouge. After many more moves I came back to MI. to live in a small village in Mid-Michigan now.

    I loved your creative thinking process that lead to the trip to Safeway. It makes for a more unusual backdrop & causes the R/W/B to "produce" more pop to your blocks. Looks like I became your 74th follower.

    By the way.....Your security personal aren't camera shy but saving themselves for the opportunity to do undercover work.
    LOL!!

    Thank You for the chance to win those delightful batiks and Have yet explore that area as a moderatily new quilter. I also found the link quite interesting. Thanks for sharing that with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

    ps I too am a new blogger too!

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  36. Loving your blocks, and subscribed to your site. I need to check out the Quilters Cache site. I too am a slow quilter, mainly because I remove stitches almost as often as I make them, LOL. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Your blocks are wonderful as usual!. They were well worth the wait and I love the photo ops in the Safeway!

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  38. Safeway should give you the fresh veggies for the free advertising, LOL! Love all your blocks and of course the giveaway. I subscribe to your site

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  39. Love your R&W blocks and the nature background. Like I need more fabric but you know I love batik. Please enter me in the giveaway Queen Bee.

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  40. Fabulous blocks! Especially I love the Pins in Motion! Thanks for the super giveaway - thanks again from Detroit MI :)

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  41. I love all of your blocks! Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a new follower.

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  42. Wonderful blocks , loved them all , I am a new follower and enjoyed your post so will be back. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  43. I am a new follower and a fellow blogger. Please check mine out and join at http://teresasquiltjourney.com. I am a new blogger, too; just since March. I love, love, love your blocks. What unique placing you used for your pictures! I think it is really cool. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  44. Very cute blocks and creative way to show them off! Nice giveaway...love batiks! I am a new follower!

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  45. Love the blocks!!! And LOVE batiks !!! I am a new follower and live about 20 miles north of Grand Rapids, MI. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

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  46. Such fun blocks and great way to display them. I would never have thought to use the produce department. You have a very enjoyable blog. Glad to be a new follower.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Have fun in Michigan. It's nice this time of year.

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  47. I love all of your blocks they are very creative and photographing
    then in the produce department is a neat idea. I live in Canada not far from Detroit and we love to come down and visit Michigan.blessings Sandra

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  48. I love your Pins in Motion block! I also liked the creative way you used your produce department.

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  50. great photography! great embellishing on your block! fun doing that, hmmmm? am a new follower by email :)

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  51. Great idea to take pictures elsewhere. I wouldn't have thought about the grocery store! Very nice blocks!

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  52. I love all your blocks!! They are wonderful!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!! I'm a new follower!!

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  53. Quilter's cache is a great resource for quilt block patterns. I have made a couple of blocks from their site.
    I hope that you continue to enjoy blogging - it is great fun and a wonderful way to meet so many wonderful quilters from around the globe. I have become a new follower of your blog. thanks for participating in the blog hop and for giving away some nice fabrics.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  54. I am now a follower of your blog. This blog hop has been a wonderful way to find new blogs. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. Love the blocks and keep smiling at the thought of you taking the photos in Safeway, makes me giggle - you're a star :)

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  56. I am a new follower, glad that I found you! Love your blocks.
    How very resourceful about the locations of your photo shoots!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. Love your blocks and your creativity in creating the Zippers, Buttons and Bows block! And who else would think to utilize the produce department at Safeway for a photo op??? Amazing!!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the awesome give-away!!

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  58. Hi, became a follower & if your are a Slow Quilter then I must be going backwards.
    Thanks for the book reference. (Love reading too - what are your fave authors/books/themes???). The Pinwheels (bananas) Yum, Crossroads (potatoes) new to me as is the Altar 9 steps (chilis). But the great way for a child to learn must be your final one so creative and so much fun with the zipper, button & bow. Congratulations.
    Love all colours so the batiks will be used with my others - building up for my Queen bed. So thsnk you for the giveaway.
    Thank you for your blocks, your enthusiasm but especially your cats
    With best wishes,

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  59. Thanks for sharing your blocks! I especially like your first block! So much inspiration in this hop.

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  60. Fun blocks! I couldn't pick a favorite, they are all great.

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  61. I am a new follower! I love your RW&B blocks! Thank you for being part of the hop!

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  63. I'm a follower now. Thanks for sharing your blocks - love the backdrop - never thought about using my local grocery store for photographing my work. I also love to read - sometimes it is a quandry about what to do - read or sew. And should I win, what am I to do with the 'security guard' - keep or return? Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. Your RWB Blocks look great but I'm cracking up over the picture in the produce dept. How funny!!! I'm a new follower!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  65. I am a new follower. Love the blocks. I really like how the first one looks but will probably never try it because I am not a fan of paper piecing. Love the background of your photos.

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  66. You may be new at blogging but if you hadn't told us we wouldn't know it - you're doing great! I love your blocks and especially the buttons and bows. I bet that one was fun to make. :) blessings, marlene

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  67. Love your blocks! And I love those batiks! I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Thanks for sharing! I love your blocks. I'm new to blogging, too, so good luck!

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  69. What great looking blocks! Once you get started it's hard to stop. hehe. I love the Pins in Motion. I have heard about the Quilter's Cache and now I will have to check it out. I see you are in denial, like myself that it's already July. hehe. Sure you meant July 22, not June 22.

    Thank you for a gorgeous giveaway and a chance to win some beautiful batiks. I am a new follower. Love your sense of humor.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I love the first block! Nice :)

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  71. Love your blocks and your cornrows! :)

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  72. nice blocks - thanks for sharing !

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  73. I Love your RWB Blocks! They are so Creative! I would love a Chance to Win those Beautiful Batiks from Malaysia. My husband went there but didn't bring me back any fabrics! Thanks for this Fantastic Giveaway!

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  74. AnonymousJuly 10, 2012

    I love your sight! Feels like I am just sitting there talking with you! Love the Batiks.

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  75. Great blocks! I hadn't heard of Quiltes Cache before so thank you!
    Gorgeous fabrics!

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  76. So you're a slow quilter? Me, too! And also slow to get into the blog hop! Thanks for the giveaway chance - I'm a new follower. And by the way - I like your corn rows! :) I'll bet it's way cooler. It's hot here, in Manitoba, Canada, too!

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  77. Love your created block! Enjoy Michigan (although I'm a little more partial to Ohio)!

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