Tuesday, July 3, 2012

RWB Blog Hopping and Giveaway!

and today is
MY DAY!
Thanks for stopping by!

I made five 10 1/2 inch blocks with mostly 1 1/2 inch strips and just sort of freehanded and created each block as I went along.
I used the five blocks to make a tablerunner, but
I added some tabs on the back so I can hang it if I want to.
These 12 1/2 inch blocks were made with the patterns/methods
I learned from Amy Gibson on her BOM class at Craftsy.
Lots more blocks to make before this one is done.
THEN.....
I received my Electric Quilt Design Wizard software in the mail and moved on to other shiny and interesting blocks. I loved that the program was easy to move around in and had some fun paper-piecing patterns. The design I created looked like this in the program:
These are the paper pieced blocks:
I put all those paper pieced blocks together
to get this:

A HUGE THANKS to Jane and Madame Samm for
organizing this blog hop!
Loving it!

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
(actually TWO giveaways)
One "Happy H'owl'-o-ween" Charm Pack
 to TWO different winners
Contest has ended!


199 comments:

Judith said...

Love your RWB blocks. Such talent....Judith, Texas

Sharon said...

Hi Carol just awesome blocks and love the wall/tablerunner....Happy 4th

~Kelie~ said...

Wow!!! Love your blocks!!!!

Lesley said...

Your blocks are awesome! I particularly love block three, and the paper-pieced quilt is wonderful! So glad you're on the hop! Thanks for the chance!

Cattinka said...

I really like the blocks you have created, you have been so busy!
And here I am, entering your giveaway, how generous of you!
KATRIN W.

Peggy H. said...

Very, very cute blocks! Would love to win some Halloween also. Such talent!

Susie Q said...

Hi Carol, lovely blocks, love Halloween,thanks for sharing. Susie x

Michele said...

Really nice. I like them all. My 3 1/2 yr old daughter siad "cool" when she looked too. I lurve Halloween very much and would love to add a charm pack to my evre growing stash. Thanks for the oppotrunity.

robin said...

hard to think about Halloween with all this red,white,and blue but a new stack of these prints would definately help me along! thanks for chance to win! I do love your blocks, by the way!

Sheila said...

Wow , some gorgeous blocks all wonderful for July 4th celebrations .Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Your blocks are amazing! I love them. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Marie said...

Gorgeous table runner! Perfect for a July 4th cookout.

Pat said...

I love the fabrics and blocks in your table runner!

Nancy said...

Carol, The Runner is absolutely Stunning!! Thanks for Sharing!!

Huggs, Nancy

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow you were really busy doing all those blocks - they are all fabulous.

terry ellis said...

Great RWB thanks for the blot.

Joyce said...

Wonderful...both the table runner and quilt! Wow! Love them!

Jeanie said...

Lots of great blocks! Love them all. Thanks for the giveaway.....Halloween fabric is my favorite!

Karen M said...

Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

I love, love, love your 5 free style red/white/blue blocks!

prsd4tim2 said...

Wow! You've been busy! The table runner is so fun, and I really love your mini quilt. I obviously need EQ. Yes, I do. And thanks for the chance to win a prize.

piece peace said...

I really love all of your blocks. That is a fantastic table runner and mini quilt. thank you so much for sharing! have a Happy 4th.

Madame Samm said...

OHHHHHHH wow Carol you have heart and lot;s of stitches...I love every one of them.. and the fact that you made them into quilts....wellllllll why didn't I think of that...ohhhhh my if I had just a bit more time...listen, I think I heard one of your blocks made it somewhere as the top.....?????

terrific quilts xxx

JoyceLM said...

Love the patriotic table runner. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jacqueline said...

Loved the hint about adding the tabs to the runner so it can be hung if you want.

Thanks for a chance

jleibfried@aol.com

Sandra said...

Cute blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dorothy said...

I love the blocks and I love Halloween -- hope I win -- thanks for the chance!
Dorothy in IL
quiltndot at aol dot com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You did a fantastic job on your table runner, Carol. Always love a good giveaway too...thank you.

JCnNC said...

I love them all - most favorite are the ones made with the red and white check - so unique and wonderful - nice July 4th toppers. Judy C n NC

bets said...

That is one gorgeous runner..love it! Great giveaway and hope to win!

rush said...

love all of your blocks. they are truly festive! rush88888 at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Great, cheerful bocks!

Diane said...

Love your blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandy D said...

Your blocks are awesome.Someday I will learn to paperpiece too.Nice job

Kris said...

Thanks for preparing so many different blocks. I esp. love your EQ paper pieced blocks. The finished quilt is very fun.

krislovesfabric said...

Nice job, love all those blocks, those pp ones are especially nice :) Great to hop with you!

Ruth said...

Those are fabulous patriotic blocks!! I love the table runner. The charm squares look too cute! Please enter me.

Gwen said...

I so love all these patriotic red, white and blue projects that you girls are sharing with us!! Your blocks are gorgeous!! Love the table runner!!! :-) Thank you for the chance to win some fun Halloween charms!

Bobbie said...

your tablerunner has such fun fabrics!

cherylj said...

What beautiful blocks you have created.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I can't believe you made so many beautiful blocks - thank goodness my day isn't until the 9th so I have time to work on a few more. :) blessings, marlene

Sandy said...

I Love Red White and Blue Quilts! Your Blocks are Wonderful! Thanks for the Giveaway!

beaquilter said...

what a fun and funky charm pack, and LOVELY blocks!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Carol - you have come up with some great patriotic blocks! Thanks for sharing with us.

Nancy said...

Wonderful blocks. This red, white, and blue is going to be fun. Thanks for a nice giveaway. Nancy P.

Rhonda D. said...

Love your RWB blocks. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura VanVleet said...

Beautiful blocks, Carol! And I love the Halloween fabric you chose for the giveaway!

Quilter Kathy said...

WOW! So many great blocks to see...yummy July 4th eye candy! Great giveaway!

Kathryn said...

I especially like your star with a heart in the middle. RWB is one of my favorite combinations. Very nice work!!

WoolenSails said...

I love all of your americana pieces, wonderful designs and fabrics.
I am still working on finishing the two I started, but I will use them all summer, so a few days late, will be ok.

Debbie

Truffle queen said...

WOW - you really got into the RWB! Love all of your blocks! I just may have to get the new EQ program! Love the paper pieced blocks! Thanks for sharing AND thanks for offering the giveaway!

Karen said...

Wow, you made so many different blocks! So creative. I love your flag blocks and of course the star with the inner heart that was picked as a favorite. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Renea said...

Love your blocks. I love to create as I sew. Sometimes those quilts end up being my favorites. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Sharon said...

Carol...you have been so busy! All are wonderful blocks, and I love the wallhanging you came up with.

Wendy said...

Now that is quite the stash of red, white a blue fabric for an amazing set of blocks! They are each unique and beautiful ... thank you so much for sharing!!

KrisD said...

WOW! You've been REALLY busy! Love all the blocks! (You've got me anxious to start another round of Craftsy blocks!)

Mimi said...

Love the title of your blog... I feel that ways often and wonder in my head, "Why do we have to eat supper anyway.... Why do I always have to make supper... The dishes (dusting, laundry, vacuuming etc) can wait... hehehe! I love the way your table runner developed before my eyes!! Thanks for sharing some great ideas!!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wow! You have been busy! I love all of them. What an awesome table runner.
Thanks for sharing & the opportunity to win.
Congrats on being one of the chosen!

Laura said...

I love the scrappy look of your table runner. It is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

CaroleM said...

Wow! they all look great! Nicely done!

Linda said...

Love the table runner!

Rosa said...

Awesome table runner.I love all your paperpiecing blocks!

Needled Mom said...

What wonderful blocks! There is something so refreshing about the RW&B.

Chris said...

Bright, happy tablerunner! And a nice giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love Halloween fabric!! and love your paper piecing.
junctionatnbdotsympaticodotca
Joy

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

What a fantastic table runner! I love it!
Thanks for the giveaway too!

Ariane said...

Wow! So many great blocks!! I love your table runner!! The paper pieced quilt is amazing too!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Diann said...

I espcially like the heart in a star paper pieced block.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love them all but especially that log cabin block. thanks

paulette said...

I'm loving your RWandB runner and wall hanging!! You were busy! Thanks for the chance to win one of your charm packs...!!
Very sweet of you!
Paulette

JudyC said...

Wow, what an interesting and really cool table runner. So bright and pretty. Love this new art I am learning by seeing what artists like you design.

Annie said...

Wow, Carol, busy stitcher you have been! All your red white and blue projects look wonderful. I like that each one has such a different look to it while still being all the same color theme. Well done!

Cindy said...

Wow! I love your blocks! My favorite is the stylized flag block. Thanks for the opportunity!

mahoo said...

You've got the red, white & blue down pat! Lovely blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

Betty said...

You have some lovely RWB blocks going on here.
Have a great 4th. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

Rita said...

congratulations on your win -- your star is just too dawgone cute, it looks like it's wearing a checkered bathing suit! my favorite is the asterisk block -- love that one! And, Halloween is my favorite holiday, so i'm crossing my fingers to win, too! thanks for this opportunity!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just a wonderful post of so many lovely blocks! And love how you tabbed the runner so you had a hanging option, very cool.

Gmama Jane said...

I'm very impressed with the creativity and uniqueness of your RWB blocks!! The hanging tab is Genius!!! You should send that tip into the Fons & Porter show and win a prize for such a great tip! Your Give-away is Fantastic...Oh I hope Mr. RNG picks me!!
Happy 4th of July
God Bless America
Gmama Jane

Carrie P. said...

Wowee! you sure have been busy. You created some really fabulous blocks.

Connie said...

Love all the great blocks! I like to play with strings and just see where it will lead to also, wonderful table runner!! Looks like you are having fun with EQ, love the paper piecing! Thanks for a great giveaway too!

Purl Buttons said...

Like the RW&B blocks. Like the giveaway fabric, too! Sewbeads at yahoo dot com/

Cindy said...

Love your blocks. Your table runner is fantastic and perfect for the 4th! Love it!!! Thank you for your great post and also the opportunity to win. Happy quilting!

Kathy MacKie said...

It is so interesting checking out all the different blocks in this hop, great job!

Judy B said...

Great idea of putting the tabs on the table runner, you get a 2 for 1! Your RW&B blocks are great. I love the Halloween fabric for your give away.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My short and sweet....what fun blocks....I'm a new follower.

Sallie said...

What a great idea to put tabs on the back! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeanne said...

Cute blocks and tablerunner!

aiah23 said...

love the blocks, they are adorable!

The Slow Quilter said...

You really worked the RW&B fabrics, they look great.

Deborah said...

Really love the table runner. I have most of that fabric! Thanks for the give away.
Deborh

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Thanks for all the great ideas! I'm new to the quilting world and intrigued by all the paper piecing blocks I've been seeing lately. I'll have to check out that software program.

Anonymous said...

I am going Red, White and Blue with all them blocks you made : )
Would love to make the tablerunner for myself too : )
I am at geneleenloire at yahoo.com .. in case i win the giveaway.
Jessisca

BizyStitches said...

Love the table runner, I think block 3 is my favorite.

Tricia said...

I love the picture of your log cabin block and your trusty assistant making sure that they won't blow away while the picture was taking. I would love to be a winner in your wonderful drawing. It just reminded me that my young son asked for a Halloween quilt for Christmas. Go figure...LOL! Thank You for the chance to win.
Sincerely,
Tricia

VickiT said...

Great blocks and the tablerunner is awesome. Love it. Thank you.
It's linked to my profile but to make it easier vburr at charter dot net

Mrs.Pickles said...

very lovely work

Chiska said...

Great blocks! Chiskag at gmail dot
com

Donna said...

I love Halloween and I love what you have done with the red, white and blue. Thanks for the giveaway!

Marla Nelson said...

Nice giveaway. I would love to try something for Halloween.

Kathy said...

I love the tablerunner! always forget that I can do just a few blocks and make a table runner!
kathyburley at comcast dot net

Joyce Carter said...

All of your blocks are fantastic, but I really love the third one in the table runner.Maybe you can show us how to make it one day.Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love all your blocks! They are beautiful! Have a happy 4th and thanks for the giveaway!

ritainalaska said...

great blox one and all! the table runner is super and would be a great idea for my entry table! thanx for the oopportunity to win the halloween charms.

Grams said...

Your blocks are awesome and definitely fit the theme. Thanks for having the giveaway.

vail in tn

Janet said...

I love the bright and happy colours of your blocks. They sew up into a very patriotic table runner. :)

Loris said...

Love the blocks with your 5 pointed stars. Lovely work!

Kathy H said...

Love all your blocks. The tablerunner turned out really cute and I love the border you chose.

Joanna said...

Love the table runner and the mini quilt. The runner looks super in the sunshine, too.

Annette said...

all those stars and strips work well together... great job
in stitches

whistlebet57 said...

Carol I love your blocks so colorful and festive. Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

evelyn said...

I love the runner. My favorite block is the off-center star. I am a sucker for hearts too. Well done.

Lee said...

I love your blocks - especially the log cabin! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Sherill said...

Beautiful! I'm a softie for hearts and log cabins! Great table runner.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

WOOHOO for the Faboulous tablerunner!!! Where have I been???? That is the first time I've seen "hangers" applied like that!!! Will definitely keep that tucked away for future reference, THANKS! Sorry am not a woman of just a few words. LOL!!!

MoeWest said...

I think both of your projects turned out great! Now you are all set for the 4th. I didn't realize EQ comes with patterns. It's on my wish list, but I keep buying fabric instead. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

please enter me in the contest. great setting idea
ssinger889 at sbcglobal dot net

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

dang maybe I should proofread my FABULOUS comments, sorry!!

Andee said...

Love it! Nice job. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

All all your blocks are inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Hop Day Carol, I love the first five! Great fabrics! I would love to live in your Red/White/Blue Stash!! I also love how you made them into a table runner or wall hanging!
Next the 12 1/2 inch blocks. I just love the middle one, great use again of fabrics.
A new program!! Hmmm, might have to check that out too.
So much inspiration, thank you!!

quilt happy said...

love your blocks thanks for the giveaway

mary said...

Love the blocks and the little quilts, THanks for the giveaway

Nancy in IN said...

Love to pp. Lots of ideas. Thanks

Marilyn S said...

I love all the different blocks.
You have really used your imagination.

legato1958 said...

The hearts in the stars are extra cute!

sue
legato1958 at aol dot com

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Really cute, you've inspired me, I made an awesome Canadian Flag which my riding Nathan Cullen has in his Ottawa office, but now I'm inspired to make an American flag. I like your random way of doing your blocks. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!
Carli

Lyn said...

I love your different blocks! Thanks for the chance to win some fun fabric!

quilt happy said...

love your blocks

Joy said...

I have so many of the fabrics you used in your runner -- love it!!! I'd love to see your fabric stash!

Karen said...

I just love your blocks. RWB together can't be beat.

Createology said...

Oh My! I think you quilted all of America with your red white and blue. Your blocks are wonderful and quite the inspirations. Thank you for sharing. Happy and Safe Fourth of July...

Teresa said...

Going freehanded is a great idea for using up left overs. Thanks for sharing

MaryBeth said...

I really like your blocks, and thanks for the chance to win the Halloween fabric!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Oh gosh, all your blocks are amazing! Love your runner and putting tabs on the back to hang as well, you're a smart cookie! hehe. Thanks for sharing and being so inspiring.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. Thanks for being so generous with two winners.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

SpartanBabe said...

I love the table runner! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Marcia W. said...

We had a power failure when posting my comment - I don't see it so will attempt again. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and the chance to see those great RWB blocks. Clever idea to put tabs on the back so can be both runner and wall hanging. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Great table runner! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

♥Duff said...

wow! you're on a seriously awesome creative roll! WE might have to add a can of RedBull to the header.... :O)

Kimberly Cassie said...

What a lovely assortment of RWB you gave us. Thanks for the give away opportunity.

Kate said...

Wow! Gorgeous RWB blocks. Really like the paper pieced hearts! Have a wonderful July 4th.

Prairie Stitcher said...

Those are great RW&B projects. I love the table runner! Thanks for letting us visit. I'm a new follower.

Slovenka said...

You did great job on RWB blocks. I love the table runner. Thanks for the giveaway.

Becky said...

Love the color combinations in your blocks! Make me want to run to my sewing room and pull similar fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I need that software!! Look at all the wonderful blocks you made!!

Maria Kievit said...

Love the fresh colours you used in the Red White and Blue hop! Really digging your blues! Thanks for participating!

Patty said...

I really like you improv blocks, nothing like a red white and blue quilts.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

So many cute blocks! So many ideas! Thanks for all the inspiration!
steeledome at gmail

Michelle May said...

Wonderful blocks! I love them all together!
xx

Judy1522 said...

Your table runner turned out beautiful and I like your pieced block with the heart in the middle of the stars.

Karla said...

Your designs are very creative! Love them!

kc said...

So many clever designs! So little time! If only I didn't have to eat & sleep occasionally!

Donna Joy said...

Great designs, and really like how you made a table runner. Halloween charms, oh what to make.

Margaret said...

These are all very cute. I love Halloween fabric of any kind. I really hope you pick me.

Brenda said...

Your blocks are wonderful. I really liked the paper pieced blocks!

Cecilia said...

Your blocks ate great and I love the table runner.

Kathy said...

Nice giveaway...Your paper piece blocks are very nice.
Thanks for sharing

Dorothy Thornton said...

I really like the table runner and the idea of the tabs in case you want to hang. Thanks for the giveaway

Sue Daurio said...

Wow I was really loving the table runner/hanging and then here you come with another totally awesome quilt. You rock!! Those are great

Sara said...

Great blocks - I like that you can use it as a wall hanging or a table runner...

Pat V. said...

I love how your table runner turned out. I'm getting so many good ideas, and it's only day three!

hueisei said...

Very pretty blocks!

Cloud 9 said...

Love the table runner. Great idea to add tabs. Thanks for the giveway!

Anita said...

Love all your blocks! The tablerunner and quilt are so cool!

InGa said...

Love your red white and blue blocks.... give me some ideas. Thanks for the pattern to the Blog hop. I got it. ;-)
Thanks for adding me to your give away.

Kellieann said...

Love them all! Thanks for the giveaway, my second favorite time of year is Fall.

Ellen said...

Wow you've been busy! I love that your blocks all have stars. I think the first one is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration

Sherry said...

Wow, you have done quite a bit of Red, White and Blue sewing. I think block one is my favorite, but maybe that is because it is the first one I saw. Happy 4th of July.

Kylie said...

I love that first block- I hadn't thought to use a long cabin for the blue in the flag before. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

Reba said...

Our guild had just had our first lesson on paper piecing. Your blocks are great! Thanks for the giveaway! rebathered@charter.net

Martha said...

Your red,white, and blue project is nice!!! This idea has been fun. thanks for the giveaway!!
mtower@bellsouth.net

Crickets Corner said...

So cute! I love the hearts and stars together. I think Autumn fabric and Halloween fabric is my favorite. Thanks so for chance.

Josie McRazie said...

Oh, can I say Halloween is my FAVE!!!! :)

Teresa said...

I love your blocks! They look awesome! Thank you for the chance to win a giveaway. Love the fabrics! teresasquiltjourney.blogspot.com

Lovie said...

Great blocks, and i like how you put them together in a table runner. When I first saw your picture of the completed table runner I decided to make one for myself. However, I want to use it as a window topper (valance). Thanks for the ideal, and for taking part in this blog hop.

Jo said...

I love RWB themed blocks...thanks for the inspiration. Next year, i'm gonna have a RWB runner.
Boppiesgirl@gmail.com

KatieQ said...

Great variety of blocks. I like the way you put them into a table runner.

Renee G said...

Love your blocks. I especially like your red, white and blue floral fabrics. This runner looks great.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Zuzan said...

The fabrics are fantastic which make these blocks so good. zuzanzap@gmail.com

QuiltSue said...

I love the EQ quilt you made. It looks even better than it does on the computer version.

Anonymous said...

Great blocks!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Lisa gatesey929(at)aol(dot)com

Cherise said...

Great blocks! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Happy Day! :)

Anonymous said...

I like your blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

senstrings at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

Love your blocks. The red, white and blue fabrics are not so much patriotic but Americana. Thanks!

pinsandneedles said...

I love your red white and blue fabrics ~ so cute! Doing the craftsy BOM blocks in RWB was a great idea. Thanks!

simplesew said...

I love the table runner, I wish that had more time to prepare, but with a new grandson due any day, and 2 sons getting married 2 weeks apart, not much I can do but sew, I am making wedding lap quilts and baby quilts.

dodie said...

So darn cute--love the table runners squares! You are inspiring.

Shannon said...

I love all of the blocks. They sure make great 4th of July decorations!! Oh boy I would love to win on of those charm packs.

made by ChrissieD said...

Loving the tablerunner Carol, haven't worked in red, white and blue yet but I guess it doesn't matter which side of the Atlantic you're from to do that. Have to say I'm exhausted just reading your blog and hearing about everything you're up to, I haven't got a clue how you're doing it all! :)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love all your red, white and blue blocks!~ the runner is fabulous!

Stephanie said...

I love the table runner!!!

quiltmom said...

Your table runner turned out fabulous- Thanks for participating in the blog hop- I have enjoyed seeing all the different star patterns and star fabrics. My husband is an amateur astronomer and I have made a few star pattern quilts. It is one of my very favorite designs.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Mhairi said...

Love your blocks, especially the table runner.
I am loving seeing other peoples colour combinations for the Amy Gibson BOM class, it is really fun to see how different we all are when combining colours.

leanne said...

wow Carol - love all of your blocks and that table runner is great - glad you showed the tabs on the back - I'm going to use that idea for my little wall hanging - thanks :)

Sandra J. Strickler said...

gorgeous!

Julie said...

I wish my "freehanding" was as good as your "freehanding"! They all are stunning!

Gill said...

Great blocks! I love the runner!

Brenda said...

Love your work!!!!

quilt happy said...

great blocks thanks

wanda said...

Love your RWB thanks