Monday, July 16, 2012

Red, White & Blue Blocks

Today is my day for the Blog Hop and it's the very first blog hop that I have ever participated in. Thanks to Madame Samm and Jane for organizing this hop. These are the blocks I made for the Red, White & Blue Blog Hop:
Heart log cabin block. I just made this block up myself and I added blue rick rack around the heart with red French knots.
This is a Folded Log Cabin block. This is the first time I tried this technique and it was fun to try. Amazing how thick and heavy it becomes with all the folded fabric, the muslin base and the amount of fabric used. Used up a lot of scraps for this one.


Closer look at the folded log cabin.
I found this block a few days ago in my UFO box. I had made this one several years ago.
Here is another block I found in my UFO box. This one was actually published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine along with about 100 other blocks several years ago.
Another one from the UFO box.
The last one from my UFO box. Geesh, you should see all the other blocks and tops that were amongst these UFO's. I better get cracking on all those!

Patriotic Dresden Plate. I added the Pledge of Allegiance fabric to the center by sewing that part in reverse applique. Then I added a little touch of hand blanket stitching and French knots.

Here is the blog hop schedule for today, which is the last day of the hop:
July 16th~
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65 comments:

  1. I have to say you did and outstanding job on your very first blog hop. I love the heart and those fold log cabin. Sad it is the last day of the blog and had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing....Judith, Texas

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  2. Hi Daryl, love the blocks and especially the log cabin ones. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  3. Your blocks beautiful! Log cabins are my favorites.

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  4. Love the hand embroidery on your blocks especially the Log Cabin heart on point. The foue folded log cabin are 3-d. And love the UFOs thanks for sharing all this RWB.

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  5. Terrific display of RWB , the folded log cabin is new to me and quite interesting ,Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Such pretty blocks! I love the addition of embroidery & French knots on some of your blocks. Your UFO box seems like a treasure box to me!

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  7. Your blocks are gorgeous and you have an amazing box of UFO's! I think I see a quilt in the making! Thanks for joining in the hop...wonderful contributions!

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  8. Absolutely amazing and Beautiful Blocks!! The folded fabric blocks can really play a number on your eyes!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  9. These are so wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  10. Good Morning Darryl...wow, sweetie, you did well...I really adore the intricacy of the folded log cabbing...wow....

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  11. Really nice blocks. And I'm chuckling at the fact that so many of those great ones were hiding in your UFOs. Time to do something with them don't ya think.

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  12. All of your blocks are beautiful! Thanks for being part of the blog hop. Have a great week.

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  13. Such beautiful blocks you hid away! Time to make that quilt I think. Love the touch of french knots - cute little accents. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  14. You have enough blocks for a quilt I would think. They are all so very nice.

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  15. That sure is a variety of red, white, and blue! Nice blocks.

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  16. WOw - I am looking up that folded log cabin - all of your blocks are delicious and unique - favorite has to be the flag with the pinwheel star. Great participation in the red, white and blue - fabulous hop. Judy C

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  17. LOVE that folded log cabin! My granddaughter is here until Aug. and we might have to make one of those!

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  18. What beautiful blocks and love the addition of rick rack! Great work!

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  19. All amazing projects, but I love the heart with the ricrac, and the french knots...very beautiful!

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  20. What great blocks! I love the idea of adding the ricrac and the french knots - I wouldn't have thought of that but it adds so much to it. blessings, marlene

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  21. They are all fabulous - I have a huge pile of UFOs too! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I like your folded log cabin - haven't seen it before. Thanks for participating in the RWB hop!

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  23. Those are wonderful blocks. My favorite is the little flag in between the red bandana triangles.

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  24. Love the folded log cabin--I've never seen that before. Your blocks are all just stunning! Love them!

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  25. I love your blocks ... wow ... totally awesome : )How did you make those logcabin like that : )Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Beautiful blocks! I'd say you're well on the way to a RW&B QUILT!!! LOVE the log cabin with the heart! I wondered what the dots were and then read - FRENCH KNOTS!! REALLY cute! and the Dresden plate with the blanket stitch and MORE french knots! Very creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. The heart log cabin is clever and creative. I love it.

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  28. I love all your blocks. You almost have enough for a quilt top. Thanks for sharing them with us!!

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  29. Love the dresden with the pledge of allegiance in the center. ALl your blocks are great.

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  30. Great parade of RW&B blocks...you have an amazing UFO box. Thanks for participating in your first blog hop...well done. Love the log cabin and the Dresden Plate with all the embroidery embellishments. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week...happy stitching!!

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  31. Oh my gosh!! I do not know where to start. I adore each and every block you made! Great fabrics, so bright and crisp. Love your heart with the rick rack, I may have to try that one! and the folded log cabin, that looks amazing! Boy I would love to take a peek at your UFO box and scraps. Love the Pledge of Allegiance fabric. Thanks for sharing and playing. Wonderful job!

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  32. Wow! Great blocks, Daryl! Wish my UFO box had such pretties waiting in it. ;o)

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. What beautiful blocks...love the folded log cabin! TFS

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  34. I absolutely love all of your blocks. They all have such great decorative touches. The rick rack on the Log Cabin Heart Block is a great accent. Your folded log cabin blocks look amazing. I really want to try making them. The French knots on your Dresden Plate add a nice texture.

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  35. All your blocks are just georgeous. I really like the log cabin one with the heart on it. The addition of the ric-rac really makes it look wonderful. I will need to try this next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I love the colors in your blocks! The different blues make them sparkle! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  37. Such nice blocks but I really love the folded RWB log cabin block. Very unique!!
    Gmama Jane

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  38. You had made a lot before hand! Thanks for including those also. Nice work!

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  39. Aren't your blocks wonderful! I love your rick-rack, french knots and blanket stitching. You could combine all of your UFOs now for a great scrappy sampler! Wonderful.

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  40. Congrats on your first blog hosting. You did a great job.
    I love your placemats.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  41. I think your log cabin with the star in the center is my favorite block from this entire blog hop!

    Beth

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  42. Beautiful blocks. I love the Folded Log Cabin. Very cool. I bet that took a lot of time to get done. And the Dresden is awesome how you finished the center. LOVE it. Thank you for showing us.

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  43. Loved your blocks. Thought your idea of using French Knots on the tips of the zig and zag of the RicRac was so creative. I'll remember that idea; thanks.

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  44. Love your beautiful blocks.Here your fold log cabin is called Almazuelas.This year I learned make them.My top is done,if you go to my blog:

    http://moramargaritaster.blogspot.com.es/2012/01/sampler-almazuelas-10-contrastes.html

    There you can have a look of my folding blocks.The folding blocks are just fabulous!!Thanks for sharing!!

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  45. Hi Daryl:) OMG!! all these are just amazing and I love the heart wit the ric rac around it. The last one reminds me of our die called Dresden Designs Die which can cut fabric and it's now going on my wish list after seeing you block for sure! Your work is just amazing and inspiring!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  46. Wow! Great blocks every one of them! Not sure if I could pick a favorite...love the rick rack and french knots on the heart...and the folded log cabin ~ oh my! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. Love, love, love that log cabin heart! So pretty!
    xx

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  48. I love how that folded log cabin block looked!! You should put all those other blocks together!!

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  49. Your heart trimmed with ric-rac is absolutely charming. I am envious of you folks that come up with such creative ideas. Loved all your blocks.

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  50. Beautiful blocks! How great that you were able to finish up some of your UFOs as well. I've never tried the folded log cabin, it's neat looking. Thanks for sharing all your blocks with us. Great job!

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  51. Your blocks are wonderful. I especially love the rick rack on the heart block. Thanks for sharing.
    Diane P

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  52. what lovely work thank you for sharing!

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  53. Hi Daryl,
    What a wonderful job you did on your first blog hop. All your blocks are beautiful, I can't wait to see you put them all together and make an amazing quilt. Bobbie

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  54. The heart block was wonderful and I love the dresden, what a great idea.

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  55. OH, what a wonderful array of blocks!! I can't believe how many steps are on your cabin blocks--amazing!!

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  56. You did a beautiful job on all your blocks. I especially love the dresdon one. Thank you for sharing them all!

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  57. Love all your blocks! Stunning!

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  58. Love your heart block and would love to try the folded log cabin blocks one day. LOLLLLLL You have the same UFO problem as I have. Well done on your blog hop.

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  59. Oh my - you are a professional! Beautifully detailed creations!

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  60. Never heard of a folding log cabin block - will have to look into this!

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  61. love all your blocks - you have enough UFO blocks for a mini quilt now :) love your folded log cabin !

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  62. You have some gorgeous red, white and blue blocks!

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