Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It`s My Blog Hop Day!

Good Morning from the Arizona High Desert! Today it`s my turn to share my blocks as a participant in the Red, White, Blue Blog Hop. I haven`t sewn for years, so here we go! Both blocks are Wonky Stars.

The stripes are a nice cotton. The gingham not so much. I prefer  vintage gingham from the 50`s and 60`s.


More of the red and white cotton and a nice floral print. Fabrics are from my stash except the center square was cut from a purloined (stolen) shirt from the husband. We live in a very remote area and I make do with what`s on hand. Maybe someday he`ll miss that shirt, but I doubt it! I missed the best natural light when I took this pic.

Thank you Jane`s Fabrics for hosting the Hop and Madame Samm for sponsoring this nice experience.



Please visit these other participants for more lovely blocks.
                                                                  
Tinks Mom
be a quilter
dancing through threads
Connie C
Quilted Sisca.

Thank You! 

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    1. Thank you tubakk for your kind comment.

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  2. I love the stripe fabric! :)

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    1. Thank you. I hadn`t used stripes before and it worked out okay.

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  3. Thank you so much for your kind comments.

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  4. Very Nice! I use Fabric too when I need it from Hubby's side of the Closet~

    Huggs, Nancy

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    1. Yes, when I`m a little low on fabric Hubby`s side of the closet is better than a Thrift Shop!

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  5. Love the stars (just like mine) especially the blue floral against the white (shirt). This is true patchwork. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Zuzan! This is the first time I made star blocks. It was relaxing and a lot of fun.

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  6. Love the wonky with those fabrics!

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  7. Wonky blocks are very cool. Love the use of the shirt.

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    1. My closet is a vintage museum! Ha! Thank you.

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  8. Really enjoyed your wonky blocks.....have a wonderful fun day.

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  9. Love blocks that use strips, checks and dots. Always a different look. Thanks for sharing yours. Judy C

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    1. Thank you. It was fun and I was able to use up some scraps.

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  10. Wow you certainly live in dessert conditions,,,hard to be inspired by your surroundings,,,,,but you did it you sewedin red white and blue...maybe we can keep you inspired

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    1. Hi Madame Samm! We`ve been here 20 years. My goodness! It`s too hot to go outside and this was a great time to start sewing again.

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  11. So pretty and patriotic!

    Bet your husband will never miss that shirt...

    (Your son was right about the old hippies in Taos)

    Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! I was amused when my son made the hippe comment. Loved reading about your trip. I haven`t sewn much the last 20 years. Th blocks are a first for me.

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  12. Your wonky stars are wonderful! Thank you for sharing :) Happy quilting!

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  13. Nice blocks! Too funny about using your husband's shirt, but what a great way to use what you have. :O)

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  14. the stripes are fun.well done!

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  15. I love the wonky stars. Very festive with the stripes and gingham. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I bet your husband enjoys the fact he does NOT have to wear the shirt! I know my Honeyman MUCH prefers to be in Tees!! I love wonky stars! Thanks for joining us in the blog hop!! :o)

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  17. Such cute blocks! Love those stripes and that stolen shirt! We quilters know how to make do!

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  18. They are both great - thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love ALL gingham, all sizes, all colors, but especially blue! Your blocks are lovely.

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  20. I have always love the gingham and stipe fabrics too. Nice job on the wonky blocks.

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  21. I love your wonky stars, thanks for being part of the hop!

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  22. Wonderful blocks and like you I used fabrics from my stash. Too funny that you used your husbands shirt......hope he doesn't miss it!!

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  23. Beautiful blocks and lovely wonky star!

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  24. Great Blocks! I love the red and white stripe fabric.

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  25. I Love your RWB Blocks! The Colors are Great! I'm making a Quilt from my Dads Shirts and Ties! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

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  26. Great job on your blocks. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. hee hee... had to chuckle when I read that you purloined a shirt from your hubby to make this block! I do that too and so far, so good. ;o)
    I love your blocks. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  28. Love your blocks.
    I looked at some of your previous posts. Your pictures are great!

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  29. How fun your wonky stars are. Love the fabric! Judith, Texas

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  30. Ooh I love gingham myself although I haven't got any right now. I really like that first block you have shown us. LOVE that blue check with red/white stripe. Beautiful.

    I had to laugh about the white fabric. Gosh, hopefully that wasn't hubby's favorite shirt. LOL

    Thank you for showing us. Your blocks looks great.

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  31. Great blocks - and I share your love for vintage gingham. :) I love your header and wish I could see that little house, though I'm glad I didn't live in it! I must confess, I've used an old shirt of my husband's a time or two..but don't tell him. :) blessings, marlene

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  32. Great blocks... Glad you joined in the hop.
    Oh, he will probably never miss it! Men!

    New follower as love your photography. You've captured the beauty of the desert.

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  33. Happy Hop Day, I love your blocks and so agree with you about the gingham. Now that is how quilting began, use what they had available. Great job, I am so happy you played!

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  34. Great blocks! Love that your cut up your husband's shirt for the white block! LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing! Is the photo on top an abandoned mine? Yikes!

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  35. Love your stripes and stars! We are trying to plan a trip to AZ in the fall, and Williams is one of the stops we hoped to make so I really enjoyed your pictures.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Great blocks..love the little floral print with a 'touch' of your hubby's shirt :o) TFS!!!

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  37. Thanks for sharing your blocks and love the fabrics you chose especially the fact you made do and used your husbands shirt ,priceless :-)

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  38. I really like your make-do attitude! It is so much more Centsible and frugal to quilt this way! I should take lessons from you!! I have lots of old shirts that could be used up...shame on me for not thinking of it. I can't imagine living in the desert...have you always lived in your remote area?? I like learning about people in different areas of the country especially other quilters.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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    1. Hi!

      Thank you for the nice comment. We`ve lived in the desert about 22 years. Wanted to get my son out of Las Vegas and bought acreage here. He was about 8. We built our home when we had money to build it, a room at a time. Our neighbors didn`t know what to make of us. Living 60 miles one way from the nearest grocery store, banking, doctor etc
      we learned how to use our time wisely but sometimes we still screw up. Ha! We loved living in Colorado and Utah.

      I have a Cherokee friend who taught me to be thrifty with fabric. She`s a fabulous quilter and told me to shop the thrifts and yard sales for shirts and blouses or whatever made with quality US cotton. I find my best barkcloth and vintage quilts that way too. When she makes a custom quilt, she has connections with a wholesaler and gets great deals on fabric. Otherwise it`s thrift shopping for her. Sometimes we barter for fabric.

      Thank you Gramma Jane.

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  39. Husband's shirt! lol! love it! Your blocks are beautiful, so glad to hop with you :)

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  40. Name of the now game--reuse. Love your use.

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  41. Wow those stripes really pop. Thanks for sharing. Do you mind me asking about your header picture?

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  42. I love how bright and cheerful your blocks are!!!!! Thanks

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  43. Up-cycling is wonderful in creativity. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  44. What a wonderful share!! Love the use of your husband's "donated" fabric :) :) Bless you and thank you !!

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  45. Love both blocks. Working with stripes is hard, but they look so cool when you can get the directions to work out.

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  46. Checks and stripes are really hard to work with. Your blocks look great. I too have bought fabric at thrift stores. Must look at the clothes with new eyes-100% cotton, ok.

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  47. Oh - love your block (and the photo at the top of the page). Your quilt block I think is made in the true spirit of quilting! There is something especially beautiful of making art out of what is already on hand. Great job!

    Beth

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  48. your blocks are too cute ! thanks for sharing :)

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  49. What an interesting building on your header profile- I like that you used such interesting fabrics for your block.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  50. Pretty blocks. I love the idea of repurposing fabric.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Hi Cate....I'm a Kate, too, sometimes. Thanks for the lovely blocks and photos of Arizona. You're on the frontier, dear lady, and we pray for you every day because of the border trouble. Hang in there!

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  52. Liking the idea of using what you have on hand! You came up with some spiffy blocks!

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  53. Great job on your blocks! Stars are my favorite. I grew up in Alaska, in the country and loved it. Sounds like you have a great place where you are. I think it's very clever of you to use what you have. Creative folks can look at things and see a dual purpose. Isn't that what they did hundreds of years ago? hehe.Again, super job and thanks for sharing them wih us.

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  54. Great blocks - love wonky! Greetings from a fellow Arizonan - been trying to get back home (phx) for 20 years!

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  55. Wonky stars are so much fun! Love yours.
    xx

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  56. Thanks for sharing your wonky stars! Love using what's on hand :D

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  57. Thanks for lettiing me drop in and your blocks are very nice. I guess you will have to use more of your chubbiest shirt. Well done this hop has been so much fun.

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