Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Red~White~Blue Blog Hop & Give Away


Good Morning Friends,
   I so apologize for being late!  Yesterday was a Oral Surgery Day, need I explain more?

First off Thank~You soooo much Madame Samm and Jane for the superb joint effort in putting together this Beautiful Adventure!!

After last Summer's Wantobe a Quilter Campaign, which I was totally addicted to!  This is my first attempt ever at Quilting~

My thoughts were I could do straight lines, a Flag would work.  We do joint ventures around here too sometimes so my Hubby came up with this for me.

Early in the Spring I fell in love with Prairie Paisley II, so now I had a good reason to order a Charm Pack for my piece.  Cutting was easy, sewing was easy and went quite quickly.  I do love to sew!
Then it was onto embroidering 50 Stars, now don't look to close my embroidery needs as much practice as my quilting!




I am leaving this as is for my finished piece, it is going into a Frame that we Ordered.  Which I can't wait to put this all together and will eventually post the finished Product.  Remember from the Ghastlie Blog Hop that I have a daughter and her family that live in China?  Well Lauren and her hubby just recently had a Wedding Anniversary.  Every year for their Anniversary they get a Handmade gift from us.  Not necessarily made by us, but the gift always reflects their life in the States.  So for this year's Gift I think this just might be a good one, don't you?

Now for the Give Away, I am giving away a Strand of Red~White~Blue Candylights Lightstrand for you to use in all the future Patriotic Holidays.   Just leave me a comment, and I will use the Random Generator on the evening of the 16th Blog Hop.  The winner will be posted the following morning!

Please stop by the rest of my Quilting Friends today to see their lovely Red~White~Blue Pieces,


Have a wonderful day Friends and Thanks for stopping by!!

Huggs, Nancy
sweettwinklestars.etsy.com

59 comments:

  1. Love the prairie paisleys in your block, they really do look beautiful in a patriotic piece.

    Debbie

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  2. what a nice flag block! and fun lights :-)

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  3. Happy Hop Day!!! The Wantobe campaign did just what Madame Samm was hoping. Get more people involved in quilting. Look at what you made! I agree, beautiful fabrics and you did an amazing job! Pat yourself on the back!! How proud you will be when you see this piece hanging. What a great idea to gift something homemade. Thank you for playing and no jumping around today. Take care of that mouth!

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  4. Your flag will look so nice in a frame. I think the stars look good.

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  5. Don't know where I've been, but I have never seen that fabric grouping. You did a nice job.

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  6. Howdy, neighbor!! Love you block and your idea for framing it! I'm sure your daughter and her family will love it :o) Next time I'm in CDL, maybe we can do lunch. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and doing the giveaway!!

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  7. I think your block will look great in a frame. I love that you embroidered the 50 tiny stars. Thanks for offering the generous giveaway.

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  8. Your block is gorgeous!!! i love the embroidered stars!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!

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  9. What a beautiful blog you have!! I am your newest follower - looking forward to coming back and reading more. I, too, love Paisley Prairie - by the look of your blog, we have many things in common. I really like your square as well - I've bookmarked it for my QOV blocks that I make. Have fun on the hop! Madamme Samm is amazing ;)

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  10. Oh....sorry you had a sad mouth. Your block is just great. Will we see it all framed?

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  11. Love that block!!! I always love twinkling lights :)

    Beth

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  12. I think your flag is a great idea for their anniversary. And the little embroidered stars was a clever idea too. I think I would have just left the blue alone but like the stars better.

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  13. Hi Nancy: I'm not far from you in Odessa, WA. Please stop by my blog and visit and follow when you can. I love your block and have enjoyed visiting your blog. I could use those lights because I love rw&b. Thanks for letting us visit. Kathie

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  14. Thanks for participating in the RWB hop and for the giveaway!

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  15. For your first time, ths is terrific. How great that your other half is such a willing helper, too. I have really enjoyed this hop. So fun to see so many blocks.

    Hope you are recovered from your surgery soon.

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  16. Hi Nancy i will be sure to dd you to tomorrows list too as a reminder tht you are here...please send me your photo, i wnt to load it to our pinterest page..it would not copy....your firt block..fabulous attempt, great color choices..design....traditional

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  17. Your block is so simple, yet so pretty. I also bought that fabric for a flag quilt on moda bake shop. Hope you heal quickly!
    Deborah

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  18. I love the fabric you used for your flag block, it's beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win the cute lights! Happy quilting!

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  19. What a wonderful block and love the fabrics! Wow....50 stars to embroider, that was a lot!

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  20. That would be one sweet giveaway, and you can hang them anywhere! Very nice block. New follower.

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  21. You did a wonderful job on your flag quilt! Thanks for the giveaway

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  22. Your block is very cute, and I like the lights...not seen them before!

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  23. Dear Nancy.... I love the softness that your little flag offers and it would be prefect for an English-cottage type style set up. I also become a new follower as enjoyed going back to read some of the previous postings. I think those little light are quite cute and that is a word I don't normally use. Thank You for the chance to win. I would use these to frame the picture and flag of my almost FIL who passed away last year & was a veteran.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  24. You did an exclellent job with your first block. I like the little bit of handwork and ,yes, framing this special piece will make it a delight. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  25. Love, love, LOVE those fabrics! ... and such a cute pattern.
    Hope you are feeling better. I know the ordeal of oral surgery.

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  26. great fabrics for you block. great idea to stitch on the stars. well done. thanks for a chance to win those fun lights.

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  27. Your flag is adorable and I love your choice of fabric. So clever and so pretty.

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  28. Your block is lovely. Keep up the good work.

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  29. What a lovely gift it will make for your daughter and a reminder of July 4th - "I did not look closely." Judy C

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  30. Oh Nancy, that is more than fabulous, to combine all of those fabrics and make it look like an effortless match...I am so impressed!

    Carol

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  31. Your fabrics are lovely and they made up into a great flag! Congratulations on the finished block--you were worried for nothing! I've never seen red/white and blue lights. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. What a great start to your quilting career. Your block is great.

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  33. You made a great looking block. I hope the oral surgery wasn't too bad. Does not sound fun at all.

    The fabric you chose is really pretty. I like it quite a lot.

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  34. I love this and it is going to look great in a frame! Thanks for sharing and so glad you have a hubs with input on your projects, mine does too. I love it.

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  35. Oh I just love the fabric...you made a great block and I hope things went well with your O. surgeon.....

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  36. Oh your flag is gorgeous! I love that you even embroidered stars. Great job! Hope you're doing well after your oral surgery.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Good job on your block, its cute. I like how you embroidered the stars.

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  38. Great block very pretty. Great giveaway I would love to have red, white and blue lights for the patriotic holidays.

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  39. Marvelous job on your block! You are so brave to publish your first attempt, but it sure looks accomplished to me. Keep on quilting!

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  40. Great first attempt (especially with oral surgery - yuk). Love Praire Paisley II & the embroidered stars has the personal touch. A wonderful RWB gift. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Congratulations Zuzan!! You are the Winner of our Give Away for the Red/White/Blue Candylight lightstrand!! Please get a hold of me within the next 48 hours so that I may send you your Gift. If I do not here from you I will have to pick another Winner. I have no way to get a hold of you thru Blogger~

      Fondly, Nancy

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  41. Hey girlfriend! You did a wonderful job on that block. Those fabrics are so pretty!
    Of course I do love the candylights.
    xx

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  42. Great job on your block and I think your stars look lovely. Keep on practicing! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I Love Your RWB Block! Your Fabrics are Lovely! I love the Embroidery Stars too! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

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  44. Love the block - its very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Doesn't look like you're out of practice--nice block! The little stars really add to it. :O)

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  46. Love this block! How wonderful to have your hubby help with designing - you make a good team. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  47. Hey Nancy it's Carol here from the Polka Dot Closet, I have not heard from you for awhile so I thought I would just check in and see what's up

    Carol

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  48. This is so cute! You did an excellent job! Thanks for sharing! Loved having you stop by my blog!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  49. So glad you found me again so I could find you again!
    Just a beautiful block my friend. Sooo talented.

    I hope you've been WELL since your surgery last summer!

    xoRebecca

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  50. Nancy OMG...So great to hear from you! I emailed you a while back and never heard from you! Oh, I hope you can make it to the Fancy Flea, at least as a shopper. Let me know how you are doing!

    Carol

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