Monday, July 2, 2012

Red White & Blue...Day 2

I know.
I've taken several days off...
...but I've been getting ready for this great 
Red White & Blue Blog Hop hosted by Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
(Please Hop on over to her blog for a complete listing of the other R/W/B bloggers.)

When I signed up to join the Hop, I had in mind to use some of my left over 1.5" Prairie Paisley (the original) half square triangles.

Here is what I came up with:
I've been wanting to do this for a while.

This one was inspired by the June 2012 over of American Patchwork & Quilting.

Then, I went to my current favorite book...
Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott
I love that the blocks in this one are organized by size and they have a wonderful variety!
"Garden Trail"
"Maple Star"
"Union Square"

It's my plan to make a table runner from these three blocks before the 4th of July rolls around...I know, I'm running out of time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy the Hop (it's just getting started!)
And please keeping on hopping...
Here are the other bloggers that have some great things to show you today!

July 2nd
And if you stop by Jane's you can find the complete list of ALL the links for this amazing Blog Hop!
There are at least 100!  
(That should keep you busy for a while!)

71 comments:

  1. Very nice blocks and they will turn into a terrific table runner.

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  2. Lots of pretty here! I especially love the lightening/zigzag one in the center. That looks so cool!

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  3. Love your blocks but it is the sailing half-square triangles which are marvellous. Thank you

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    1. Thanks so much! I think they are my favorite too!

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  4. what stunning blocks my dear, I love white borders and your colours just scream patriots....

    p.s if you take off your verification today, I bet you may get a whole lot more comments...I had to try 3 x to get in lol

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  5. Love the zig zag. The others will make a great table runner for the rest of the summer.

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  6. What wonderful ways to use HSTs! And your last 3 blocks are terrific! I can certainly see a table runner on the way, or even a quilt if you make a few more blocks! Gorgeous blocks! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I also love the Lintott books - you did a wonderful job. Judy C

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  8. Great blocks! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love your blocks - they'll make a great table runner!

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  10. They are all lovely - thanks for sharing.

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  11. Lovely blocks and I love the fabrics you chose.Thanks for sharing.

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  12. These will make a wonderful table runner...thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love your blocks...a table runner would be just right. Thank you sharing with us...I hope that you have a wonderful 4th of July.

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  14. Kris, these are beautiful. Very crisp and clean lines, I really like them and I know they'll look fabulous in a runner!! :)

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  15. The table runner will be great with those blocks. Using the little triangles can be challenging..your blocks are great. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Crisp, and Stunning!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  17. I LOVE your half square triangle quilt...I want to make one now!! Thanks for the inspiration!! The other blocks are wonderful too...but I keep going back to that HST quilt...the colours are wonderful...so summery!!
    WOW!!
    Paulette

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  18. I love HST's. Garden path & Union Star designs will be attempted in the near future!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. It will be such a great table runner! thanks!

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  20. I really like the first block, but they are all really cute. Great job!

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  21. Those are little teenie triangles--WOW! The blocks are just beautiful!

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  22. I love the triangles. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love the paisley HST! All very nice little blocks!

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  24. Wonderful blocks - I loved the paisley. blessings, marlene

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  25. Great blocks and they will really make a nice runner!

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  26. I love your blocks. They will certainly make a festive table runner.

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  27. Very pretty blocks. I agree that they will make a lovely table runner.

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  28. HOpe you are finishing up your table runner today!! It's a knock-out!!

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  29. I love your HST block. I am going to have to step outside the box when I sew mine together!

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  30. You have been busy making some really great blocks. Hurry and get your table runner put together! lol

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  31. I love your blocks!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

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  32. Great blocks! I think I'm going to make my three blocks into a runner, too! I thought about making 6 more blocks and making a wall hanging - maybe NEXT year! lol Thanks for sharing! Elaine

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  33. Great blocks and thank you for sharing with us.

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  34. Nice blocks! I am sure you will get that runner done! I really like the simplicity of the hsts and the difference seen in the placement.

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  35. What pretty blocks...sure to make a great table runner!! Thanks for the info on the book!

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  36. Your blocks will make an awesome tablerunner!! I love the patterns you chose!!
    God Bless America
    Gmama Jane
    psst: just a hint, you'll get more comments if you turn the WORD ID off but that's only if you aren't loving the word ID...just sayin (a friend gave me this same advice and I had no idea the word ID was even ON. I turned it off and Bam my comments went up and I didn't notice any extra spam.

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  37. Happy Hop day Kris! Love your blocks! HST's scare me to death. I would love to make that block but it would never look as good as yours. Great idea to use your blocks for a table-runner. You can use it all Summer so no need to hurry. Thanks so much for playing, you did an amazing job!

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  38. Can wait to see the finish product. Your blocks are all great! Happy 4th.

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  39. Will be interesting to see the finish. I love making table runners and place mats for our kids--married with kids.

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  40. Together these blocks will be fantastic in a table runner. Thanks for sharing your process.

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  41. Great blocks...you might get totally carried away and make a whole celebration quilt!

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  42. So many ways to arrange blocks. Thanks for the ideas.
    Aurea Gillis

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  43. What beautiful blocks. I'm sure you will have a great table runner.

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  44. Kris, your blocks are beautiful ... I really, really like the first couple of scrappy ones too. I like the zig zag and will have to note where you got that pattern as I notice there's an offset. Very cool! Thank you :)

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  45. wow you have been busy!! Great looking blocks!!

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  46. I really like your first block with the half square triangles. And my you have been very busy!

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  47. Great blocks! I'll have to check out the Jelly Roll Sampler book. Thanks for the tip!

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  48. So many fun blocks...you were busy. :)

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  49. Thanks for sharing your blocks. I hope you get your table runner completed.

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  50. Very nice selection of RWB blocks - thanks for sharing!

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  51. Fun blocks! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Love them! Can't wait to see the finished product!!!

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  53. Love your blocks. Having fun blog hopping.

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  54. Very pretty blocks. This blog hop has be very inspirational.

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  55. Very cute blocks! Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Beautiful blocks and they will make an awesome runner. I really love the shade of blue you chose. Great job and thanks for sharing with us.

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  57. Lots of great blocks here! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blocks!

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  59. Wow! What an awesome group of blocks! Great job!

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  60. Isn't the half square triangle wonderful? I love all the possibilities. Thanks for letting us visit.

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  61. Love them! Love your fabrics too!
    Sorry for not getting here sooner. Storms knocked my power out the last couple of days. Poo!

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  62. Kris these blocks look gorgeous! I love the ZIG ZAG block so much... going to have to research how to make this one!!! LOVE all the sampler blocks too that's going to make a wonderful table runner! Lots of love..I've been busy too! Hugs!!

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  63. Fantastic blocks, Kris! I'm just loving those HST blocks the most... oh, the potential for using scraps for them is most enticing. :o)

    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  64. great blocks - glad you could share them :)

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