Friday, July 13, 2012

Today is the day! Hurray!

Sunshine Boy made a flag and fireworks from blocks-
 he said to imagine the yellow was white!
Welcome fellow blog hoppers! Thanks for hopping by! I am sew excited to be a part of this hop! I had hoped to have more blocks to show you but I got a new job and the all the summertime busyness happened at once! We just finished a Old Fashioned Tent Revival at my brother in law's church and then we started Olympic Bible School at ours! all during the last two weeks! Whew! I am tired!(pictures will be posted of both events in the following days) Thankfully things are settling down to a dull roar and maybe I can get some sewing done- poor Sherman thinks he has been abandoned! ( if you are new here: Sherman is my sewing machine.) Anyhoozers, I am off on rabbit trails when what you came for is Red White and Blues!
 Here they are..... I started with a spinning star    starring Stars! 


I couldn't leave it unfinished since I made it for a silent auction,so I turned it into a table topper.   I played around and FMQed some stars in red- those were sew much FUN!

I used PicMonkey to make the quilting stand out.
I LOVE that site!
I am teaching MySweetMommie to quilt and once I showed her my spinning star she had to make one and then two and three and she hasn't stopped yet!











I also made this little patriotic Heart - I was inspired by a table topper in the last hop that someone Mrs. Pickles had made for Valentines day. ( Thank YOU Mrs. Pickles!) I had a bunch of (and still have a bunch more) little patriotic squares so played until it worked! Can you see lady liberty in the red square? I love that fabric! My piecing needs work- I must have sewn and ripped the second to last row 12 times or more.... and it's still not right! I found the background at my LQS and just found triangles in their scrap basket! You can stuff a bag for $5! I got some red too! It is amazing how much fabric I can stuff in a baggie!

 GiveAway!!! I have a charm pack and some Christmas 4 inch squares to giveaway! Sorry I don't have any pictures of them- (after 8:00AM I should have the pictures posted and possibly another block-I really wanna have it done! SEE Below) To enter just leave me a comment- Just a howdy or a hi will do! My followers will get a second entry- so if you follow me, let me know how! 
I also have some 6inch ? and some 2.5 inch to go with these!
















I don't know about you, but I have had a tremendous time hopping along with Red White and Blue! Thank you Madame Samm and Jane for throwing this PARTY! I am excited for the upcoming hops Think Christmas (my day is the 31st) and Bowls with Borders!  


Have fun hopping at these other amazing places!
July 13th
quilting by dawn
Bobbie ( you are here)


Think Christmas Blog Hop Schedule Here




I got my other block done! I used this fabric to make a flag wall hanging in a class many moons ago and really wanted to use it for the hop!














and since this hop is for "unfinished" blocks I will show you
the Aunt Sukey's Choice. Or
what will be Aunt Sukey's Choice! I
have all the squares marked to be made into 8 HSTs but that is as far as I got. It is definitely a 12.5 inch unfinished block!

the third color is plain ol white

118 comments:

♥Duff said...

Seriously cute! I love the background on the Patriotic Heart--it's perfect!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

First time to your blog! Aren't these blog hops great?! Love your little heart block.

Catherine said...

Absolutely beautiful blocks. I am inspired. The heart is so cute. I enjoyed my visit and became a Follower just now. Love this Hop!

I noticed the post below with the beautiful Blue Teacup. I collect china cups and use one everyday for morning tea. Makes my day a bit special. Thank you for sharing

Karen M said...

Thanks so much for sharing all those star blocks. Thanks for the chance at this giveaway.

Zuzan said...

Dear Bobbie & Sherman,
The spinning star with star fabric then quilting stars is stunning & a great table topper. Hearts come in all shapes & sizes its whats inside that counts & also written on the block.
I have just become a follower so thank you for your generosity.

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Bobbie...oh wow, your heart and colours and fabric choices amazing...sew glad you play along with us...

Lisa Marie said...

I have also been enjoying the RWB blog hop and have seen so many great blocks. And now I've found your blog, which I hadn't seen before! The text fabric on your heart block is perfect -- don't you just love it when you find something like that?

Lesley said...

Love your first block, and then fell in love with your little heart! Both are wonderful!

Beulah said...

Good morning and Happy Friday! :D

I've enjoyed the RWB blog hop and can't wait to see the great ideas that will be coming soon with the Tink Christmas hop!

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Shelia said...

Great blocks, wonderful inspiration. thanks for participating in the bloghop. Happy Quilting.

Karen said...

Very pretty blocks. I will be be looking at your heart block closer to see if I can make them. Thanks for sharing.

Beulah said...

:D
I just 'signed up' and am now a follower of your blog via email!
:D

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Michele said...

Great blocks and can't wait to see the additional ones that you all created.

JCnNC said...

Wonderful blocks and more wonderful is that you are teaching someone else how to quilt. Pass it along and keep it going, Judy C

StitchinByTheLake said...

I do like your blocks and admire your energy to get it all done! I love the patchwork heart - wish I'd thought of that! blessings, marlene

Linda said...

Love your blocks, especially the heart. Great job!

Fiesta said...

Bobbie, fabulous blocks. Thank you for the chance.

krislovesfabric said...

Love that text background, gorgeous job! So nice to hop with you!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Blocks, and I Love the Heart with the words fabric!! Thanks for the Give Away too!!

Huggs, Nancy

Nancy said...

I am a New Follower!

Thanks Again!

Huggs, Nancy

Lee said...

You have wonderful blocks! thanks!

Lee said...

I am a new follower! thanks again!

robin said...

Hi. Nice blocks!

robin said...

I'm a new follower.

Margaret said...

Love the table topper. So very cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

I am a new follower. I love hops. I get to find and meet new bloggers. Like I really need to spend more time in front of this machine reading more inspiration for things I will never have the time to make but it is awesome fun.

JudyC said...

First time I have been to your blog. It is so much fun, finding new blogs like yours, i'll be back to visit often. I love you RWB blocks!!!

Mimi said...

Love your blocks - especially the heart one!!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower via google reader. Thanks for a second chance!!!

Renea said...

I really like your blocks. Especially the scrappy heart. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Renea said...

I am a new follower. I will be visiting again.

hueisei said...

I left in the wrong post. Sorry.
Well, I love the heart shape block the best! :)

hueisei said...

I'm a new follower.

JoyceLM said...

Love your blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower - by email. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sheila said...

Both lovely blocks but I also love the heart block !

Nancy in IN said...

Love the spinning star! Looks like one I would like to try.

Kathy H said...

Very cute blocks. I love the background for the heart. Great star quilting. My stars, when I try them, don't usually turn out that well.

lori said...

wow this so kwel my dear Bobbie iam having as much fun reading the comments as u must be..... even in a blog you make people smile.... you go girl........love u.hope this works.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

Jessisca Lenderman said...

I love your RWB blocks : ) but especially the Patriotic Heart ... it is my favourite. Do you do tutorial for that? Thank you sharing and I am a follower by email.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love the scrapy heart. Hi

Jennifer Gail said...

I' following you around.

MaryBeth said...

Love your block. Thanks for the giveaway.

pinsandneedles said...

I love your spinning heart. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love your star and really love the heart.
Diane P

Sallie said...

Love your blocks! Thanks for sharing and participating in the RWB hop! Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy said...

What fun! Your blocks are super and your FMQ is wonderful!! Love the flag and fireworks :)

Purl Buttons said...

This is my first time here, too. I like your side panel quilt pics. I will have to explore here and find out if it is photos of one of your own quilts. It looks like there are a LOT of things to discover here.

Rosa said...

I just arrived from Sew we quilt blog following the awesome Blog Hop.Love your block and the spinning star is my favorite.

Purl Buttons said...

I just joined in as a follower!

Rosa said...

A new follower.

Tricia said...

Hiya Bobbi I am new follower via my blog google account.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Sincerely,
Tricia

Just Carol said...

Your blocks are beautiful--great little stars in the quilting!

Tricia said...

I loved the blocks and they are quite inspiring. Love the last picture showing the fabrics for the Aunt Sukey's Choice. Thanks for the chance to win the yummy fabrics.
Sincerely,
Tricia

Pokey said...

You had me with the heart-how cute is that?!?- so cool! Thank you for the giveaway ~
:-}pokey

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Hop Day Bobbie, Wow, beautiful blocks. I know that I could not stop making them and it seems you have the same addiction! Love your heart block. Wonderful job, thank you so much for playing!

Farm Quilter said...

This has been the best hop -so many talented quilters making such wonderful blocks! I'm a new follower and I'll be back often!! God bless!

Needled Mom said...

I love the heart in the patriotic colors. This hop has been fun.

Quilt n Queen said...

Great blocks Bobbie...especially luv the heart block, great choice of background fabric. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing in the blog hop!!

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm a new follower...#40. I'll be visiting again soon...have a great weekend!!

Gill said...

Hi!
I love the heart!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh i love the heart block - very nice. Thanks for sharing. I missed out joining the Christmas hop but will hopefully get to join in another one soon too!

SpartanBabe said...

Howdy! Oh, and that class you took was many moons ago - I have that blueberry fabric too! Mannnnnny moons. Thanks for the giveaway :o)

Sharon Dawn said...

Great blocks and I love your background quilt (for your blog page) also! Did you make that also? Thanks for sharing

aiah23 said...

I really love your fabric choices, thanks so much for participating! Appreciate your talent and excited to see what you post in future blog hops...:)

Kris said...

Love the heart block. Always a favorite. Thanks for sharing so much when you are clearly a very busy person. I have really enjoyed visiting all of the blogs in this hop.

Judy B said...

This is my first blog hop and I am so enjoying it. Love your heart block!

Judy B said...

I am now a new follower!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful blocks and I really like the heart piece, very clever idea and something different.

Debbie

Lyn said...

Loved all your work! Thanks for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a fun Hop this has been and thank you for sharing your talents with all of us.

Joyce Carter said...

I loved your Spinning Stars block. And the quilting is very nice, too. Thank you for a great giveaway.Just became a new follower and I am looking forward to seeing all the beautiful things you share on your blog.

VickiT said...

OOh that top block is awesome. Love that one the most I think. All were just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

VickiT said...

I was already a follower of your blog via GFC.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

Julie in WA said...

A fruity flag! Very cute! I am loving this blog hop...so much inspiration and creativity! 'Stars starring stars'...even the writing is creative!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Love your blocks and thanks for the chance on the give a way!!!! I am a new follower and a new quilter!!!! yAA!!!!

quiltmom said...

I really like the brilliant word fabrics that you used to frame your heart- I do love heart blocks - they make me smile just to look at them.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop- it has been grand fun.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I have become a new follower to your blog. I hope that you get Sherman moving along.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Ariane said...

I love all your blocks!! They look amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Linda said...

Great blocks and great colors...Thank you for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway. I just signed on as a new follower.. This blog has been great meeting new people.

The English Ladies! said...

New follower! Love the blocks!

Kate Brown said...

Love your blocks, you did a really great job on them!

Diann said...

Hasn't this hop been fun? Loved your blocks-even the unfinished one.

MoeWest said...

You did a great job on your blocks! Thanks for sharing them and for the chance in your giveaway.

lori said...

wow this is sew kwel yes iam a follower roflol

legato1958 said...

Thanks for sharing your blocks. Your flag wall hanging is super cute!

sue
legato1958 at aol dot com

Katherine said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely blocks, Bobbie. I'm seriously crushing on that patchwork heart! It's adorable.

Cherry said...

Love your blocks.... found lady Liberty... love the background on the heart too. Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway!

Diana said...

Love all the blocks, especially the patriotic heart.
Thanks for the giveaway

tink's mom said...

What a great job you've done. Thanks for sharing.

bets said...

Your blocks are sooo cute! Nice giveaway!

bets said...

Also I am a new follower!

Janet said...

Love your star and the patriotic block is fabulous! And I'm not American. :)

LJ said...

I've been enjoying all the inspiration of the R,W,B hop. Thank you.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love all your blocks!! Love your blog border!!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your blocks look great and love the heart block. You had me laughing out loud when you showed your real "unfinished" block. hehe. Too clever!

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm a new follower. Looking forward to going back to see what I've been missing.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

OneOldGoat said...

I just started following your blog!!! And I just LOVE your blueberry flag!!

Beth

Gmama Jane said...

I am glad to have found your blog, love your RWB creations, and will cross my fingers hoping to win that Charm Pack...drool!!!
Isn't this blog hopping fun??? We get to discover great blogs like yours!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

MOTHERTOTHREE said...

Great job. Miss Bobbie Bobbalou. I love how your mind works. Yes teaching your mom another block with lots of photos with step by steps. It is from your one class with Kimberly Einmo. Blocks finish at 19 inches so it is right up our alley. It is great to see all the positive feedback that you get. Love you Bobbie from Ca. Mom.

ritainalaska said...

am thoroughly enjoying the rbw hop! so many great blox! like your spinning start, very much!

rush said...

hi from eastern north carolina. love your block!

Kimberly Cassie said...

Love your stars! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

terry ellis said...

Hi enjoyed your blot. You did great been so busy. Thanks

marilyn said...

I just started following you. I love the blog hops because I can find all sorts of new bloggers and learn so many new things. I just bought the exact same fabric yesterday that you show in your last block, how funny is that? I'm going to use it to make a Quilt of Valor quilt. Thanks for the giveaway, not that I need more fabric, what I really need is more time in the day to sew :) Sounds like you could use more time too!

Judy1522 said...

Thanks for sharing your blocks. My favorite is the one with the heart that background fabric is perfect.

Kathie (Prairie Stitcher) said...

Hi: I enjoyed my visit to your blog and am a new follower. Love the teacups. I have a couple of those my grandmother left me. I've been meaning to find out more about them. Please stop by and visit me, too, and follow, when you have time. Thanks for letting us come by. I'm hopping like crazy today, having been off yesterday.

suesinger said...

hope I win

leanne said...

love your blocks - that star quilting is so cute

Michelle May said...

So wonderful to meet you through this hop! Love your blocks!
xx

Lori said...

Love your RWB blocks. Espedially the heart. Thanks for sharing.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

BluRayn said...

Sweet!! Looks like you've had quite a fun, crazy busy weeks! I like all the cute projects you've finished and got going on!

Maria Kievit said...

Love your blocks! Really nicely done. New follower.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Wish I could get my hands on some of the wonderful fabric you have!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the fabric for Aunt Sukey!
Your blocks are wonderful. I especially like the spinning star.

Thanks for sharing.

Pat V. said...

Your spinning star is so striking! Thanks for sharing.