Friday, July 6, 2012

Red White and Blue Blog Hop!! My Block is Done!!

Thank You so much Madame Samm for having the Blog Hop and Jane from Jane's Fabric and Quilts for hosting. I have never been in a Blog Hop before and loved seeing all the block possibilities. There are so many creative ladies in this Blog Hop with beautiful blocks. Go see all the wonderful creations Jane has the entire 14 day list on her blog!!

I am a beginning quilter. I have only finished 2 quilts and they were both from a quilt block of the month kit where everything was cut out and the fabrics were already selected. So I begin looking through all the books I have acquired in the last few years searching for a pattern. I chose

Then I began searching through all my fabrics. I am more of a doll creator and maker but have wanted to make quilts for the longest time. All those perfect corners scare me. I had to trace my pattern onto paper and then onto fabric to be cut. Those little pieces started to scare me and that I had to applique the little square on the larger flag piece.

These were my choices of fabrics
 These are the pieces all laid out after cutting them.

This is my block stitched together and below is the block with my border.
 This is my backing and I created a jute hanger that I stitched into the seam for hanging it.
 My block hanging on my dining room wall!!! I hand quilted the edge of the star.

July 6th

These are the other wonderful ladies posting today!! I bet their blocks are wonderful take a minute and go visit their posts!!

83 comments:

Grammasheri said...

Great block Cherry! I started quilting many years ago much like you did...purchasing pre-cut kits. I learned so much that way, and through books and classes and workshops and quilting buddies. Its a wonderful, useful, challenging hobby, and you will find that the skills you learn will be useful in your other hobbies, too! Keep on quiltin'!

Judith said...

Hello Cherry, Your block is gem and I love it. I look forward to seeing more of your blocks. Judith, Texas

Carol said...

I love your block! Just LOVE it!

hueisei said...

Very beautiful block! :)

Lesley said...

Fabulous block! Your fabrics are scrumptious and this little block speaks volumes. Well done!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Cherry..no easy task was your block..and it was done with finesse...

Zuzan said...

Great wall-hanging, Cherry - love blocks on point.

Nancy said...

Cherry,
Beautiful!! I Love those Flog Corners!! In a few days you will see my very first Block ever, I never thought of starting with a Kit. Great Idea!!

Huggs, Nancy

piece peace said...

That is a super block! Thanks for sharing.

JCnNC said...

A wonderful completion and I love your block - very nice. Judy C

Jacqueline said...

You did a wonderful job.. and love the little hanger in the corner idea.

Sheila said...

Cherry you did an amazing job,your block is lovely and perfect fabric choice .

vtquilter said...

Love your little block and the fabrics are wonderful. Great job.

Fiesta said...

I love your block. Wonderful for a display. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

Beautiful block! My colors exactly..join me on July 12th!

Wanda said...

Cherry, you did a great job on your block. I'll bet those points don't seem so scary now. They look great.

Pat said...

Your block looks great!

Beth said...

Lovely block! Your points look great.

KatieQ said...

Great choice of block. I like the way you hung it on point.

Teresa said...

I love the colors, fabric and your block! Very pretty.

Just Carol said...

You did a great job on the block! I love the colors!

Shelia said...

Love the block Cherry. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Such wonderful inspiration from everyone.

peggy said...

That is a beautiful piece.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!!! Love your block!!! I am a beginner quilter and havent' finished one yet!!! I also am more of a doll maker but I have really been having fun with the quilt hops since MS spring table topper hop and decided to try quilting and then I can't get enough!!!!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Great job! For a new quilter, you did terrific work...now you can make an entire quilt! It's easy! And of course fun!

Cindy said...

Beautiful block! Awesome job, love the flags in the block.

SueB said...

This is a great block. Love it. I am thinking of the whole quilt..

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great block and I love how you turned it into a wall hanging.

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Kate said...

Beautiful block. Love the flags in each corner.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - especially the flags. Thanks for sharing.

luv2quilt2 said...

Great block! I'm going to check and see if I have some suitable fabric to make one.

Ariane said...

This is so adorable. I love your block turned into a wall hanging!! It's wonderful!!

beaquilter said...

that is really cute!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Well Cherry, that it the cutest block - LOVE the star in the middle! And what a slick idea that was, to sew the jute right into the seam for a hanger!

Lori said...

Cherry you did a fantastic job on your litle quilt square. I love the layout of the flags. Keep up the good work. (Im right there with you, I have only made 4 quilts, and I have found I really like paper piecing, I tend to get my courners even and straight, LOL)
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Needled Mom said...

That is a fabulous block. Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting.

Teresa in Music City said...

Great job on your block!!! It's just as cute as can be! You would never know you are a new quilter looking at it :-) Thanks for showing it!

Jennifer Gail said...

Very nice. I'm now following you around:)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Nicely done on this very sweet block. Love your choice of fabric to use with this for a very Prim look. Thank you for sharing with us today.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

What a fun block...love how you did the flags!!! TFS

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Hop Day! You my dear are no beginner. That is amazing!! and I love your fabric choices! Thank you so much for playing. Great job!!

MoeWest said...

You picked a great block design. It's not an easy one and you did a fabulous job!

Gmama Jane said...

Cherry, you did a great job!! Especially for a beginning quilter, your star points look good and your corners match up so I give you an A+. I can tell you like primitive style by looking at your fabric choices.
Keep sewing, quilting and learning! You may like to check out the Doll Quilter's blog. We make small size mini quilts and many of our quilters like the primitive style. We make them monthly and swap with our partner of the month. Great for beginning quilters!! There are only 36 of us and we need more quilters...check it out.
http://dollquilters.blogspot.com/2012/07/thank-you-sharon.html

Blessings
Gmama Jane

Carrie P. said...

great job. Your final block is beautiful. love your choice of fabrics.

Truffle queen said...

Great block! Your creativity is wonderful! You should be very proud of yourself - not afraid to "just do it"! Keep on going! You don't need kits!! Have you thought about join a quilters guild in your area? Check at the quilt shops - ask around! You could learn LOTS - and you seem to be a sponge for learning all the "tricks"! You absolutely "have it"!! Yeah!!!

VickiT said...

What a great block you've created. Wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Cherry this block is just gorgeous! I love your star in the middle and that you put it on point. blessings, marlene

June D said...

Great fabric and great decisions!

Cherry said...

Beautiful block Cherry! Definitely not a beginner one... Great fabric choices Ü

Farm Quilter said...

Lovely block! You are brave to do applique and hand quilting!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your suture creations!!

tink's mom said...

Cherry, What a great start to your quilting experience. The block is wonderful.

Judy1522 said...

I love your block and think you did a great job.

Connie said...

Beautiful block and if you are a doll creator quilting should be a piece of cake for you!

Lisa said...

Very nice, I really love it!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really nice block! Love the fabs as well.

Bud and Marsha said...

You did a great job, Cherry. Just keep quilting--there really are NO quilt police. We all start somewhere and I think you have a great start!
www.quilterinmotion.com

Marcia W. said...

Great block with a wonderful fabric to celebrate our RWB. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Dawn said...

Love your block and the way you finished it! Wonderful work! Hope the smoke is clearing from your area!

evelyn said...

I love your little block. Great job. I have never seen a jute hanger-what a wonderful idea.

Joyce Carter said...

You did an amazing job, Cherry. Your block is just beautiful.

Maria Kievit said...

For being just a newbie to quilting, I think you did a fabulous job!

Kathy said...

I really love your star. I would like to make one. Did you have a pattern? How did you do the flags? Thanks

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a super neat block! I love your appliqued flags. I had a look around and your Vampire and Ghosts are cute. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing with us and being on the hop.

Patty said...

Very nice block.

Createology said...

Your red white and blue block is beautiful. I have not seen one like this before. Thank you for sharing...

Mrs.Pickles said...

very pretty! thanks for sharing

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

Rhonda D. said...

I love your block! Great job!

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Good job! I used to do everything by hand, but it took me forever to finish a block. Unfortunately I'm not very good with a sewing machine yet. How easy and fast is it with a sewing machine?

Goedele

rush said...

lovely block for a "novice" quilter! you did a very good job, and i love the block selection.

krislovesfabric said...

Love your block, great to hop with you!

sandra said...

Your block is beautiful Cherry and if you are a beginner you are doing so well with all of the points etc. Congratulations on your first blog hop.

Nancy in IN said...

Great job. I think a lot of people started with BOM's. My first was in a class where the instructor helped us do everything. I still have.

Katherine said...

Beautiful block, Cherry! I love the vintage look of it. A perfect patriotic design!

So happy you joined us on this Blog Hop and hope this will be the first of many. :o)

The Slow Quilter said...

Great job for a beginner, and you want be one for long.

Michelle May said...

Beautiful Cherry! I do love Prim style. So comforting and cozy.
xx

Karen said...

I like anything to do with flags and quilts. Good block.

pinsandneedles said...

Great job! Love the use of striped fabric for the flags. Way to go

pinsandneedles said...

Great job! Love the use of striped fabric for the flags. Way to go

leanne said...

love your block cherry - thanks for sharing :)

Sandy said...

Beautiful RWB Block! I love the directional flags on corners!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

This block is stunning! Love the fabric choices.