Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Red White and Blue Block and Giveaway!




Hasn't it been fun to do this RWB blog hop??

Thanks to Madame Samm at sew we quilt

and Jane at Jane's fabrics and quilts for hosting this!


I've really enjoyed it! some great blocks and completed projects too and giveaways.

Here is My block.

I designed it in EQ7

I merged these two blocks in EQ



to come up with this!


I just used scraps for this one block.
These are the cutting directions
Red:
(4) 3 1/2" squares
(1) 3 7/8" square cut in half diagonally
Blue:
(8) 3 1/2" squares
White:
(4) 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles
(1) 3 7/8" square cut in half diagonally
(1) 2" x 8" or cut it a little longer than 8"
Red #2:
(1) 2" x 8" or cut a little longer


On the back of the blue squares, mark a diagonal with a pencil or Frixion pen.


Lay the blue square on top of white 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" and sew on the line, trim 1/4" from seam- AFTER you check it's straight :-)


Sew red and white triangles together


Sew White and red #2 strips together on the long side, then sub-cut to 4 sets of 2"


Sew the Red #2 and White patches together to make (2) four patches, also finish the flying geese units.


Place pieces as shown and sew together.


Here's an EQ layout of what it would look like if you swapped the red and blue on every other block and rotated the blocks, will look great in scraps!


Now, on to the giveaway

Connecting Threads is sponsoring this giveaway and
 have been VERY generous with this giveaway!

This you know all their fabrics are made in the US! and the prices are great too.

This was a red white and blue bundle I picked to go with our "theme" I love the nautical theme too!


doesn't this bundle look great?
it features 15 FQs
(If you want to look at it online click the picture)
And Connecting threads is giving away 3 bundles to 3 different winners!
how awesome is that.
(Oh, and I get one too- just not here yet- nice to also get something this time.)


Of course I had to play in EQ with the same layout as above and use these fabrics.



Here's what you have to do to be in the drawing:

Be a follower of my blog (leave 1 comment)
sign up for CTs newsletter or let me know if you already get theirs (1 comment)
LIKE my facebook page (1 comment)
LIKE connecting threads on facebook (1 comment)
Tell me what you'd make with this bundle if you win (1 comment)
You can do 1 or all 5, that's up to you :-)
I will draw 3 winners on friday the 13th
MAKE sure you are REPLY blogger or leave your email in the comments
Good Luck!


WINNER HAD BEEN PICKED on random.org

Here's the line up for today's RWB block BLOG hop.

434 comments:

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JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower - receive your posts my email. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I already receive CTs newsletter. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I like you on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I like CT on facebook. Thanks again.

JoyceLM said...

If I'm lucky enough to win, I'll make a donation quilt for my quilt guild. Thanks for the giveaway.

Madame Samm said...

HI Bea, your block is fabulous and your giveaways very generous how nice...may I ask one wee favour..please add the rest of the blog hop ladies to your list sew everyone will know where to go next...thanks a heap..

tink's mom said...

Great block for this event. The fabric bundle would make a great little boy quilt, maybe sawtooth stars with the boats in the centers.

Carol Stearns said...

Your RWB block is beautiful! I would make an RWB quilt of course! Love the sampler quilts and probably would do one of those!

Jeanie said...

Cute block! I'm a follower!

Jeanie said...

I liked Connecting Threads....truly I do!

Jeanie said...

Not sure what I would make. I've never done a QOV quilt and those fabrics would be great. Thanks so much!

Sharon said...

Awesome block, I just love it. The quilt would look wonderful. I am a follower. And I am trying to get enough blocks to do a Quilt of Valor for my son in law who was over in Afghanistan so am in need of more fabric....thanks for the chance

Sharon said...

I am CT follower....

Sharon said...

I also get the CT newsletter already..

Teresa said...

I am a follower, as you know! Love the RWB blog hop! You block looks awesome!

Teresa said...

I liked your page on facebook, which for some reason, I did not know you had. LOL

Teresa said...

I also "Liked" Connecting threads FB page. Love their fabric.

Teresa said...

I signed up for Connecting Threads email list, too! I love their site!

Teresa said...

If I win this awesome giveaway, I will make me a RWB quilt. I love their fabric even though, I've never been able to order anything. I have seen other people's purchases from there. Thank you and CT for the awesome prize and the giveaway!

Zuzan said...

I have become a follower as I always wondered about electronic quilting squares - yours is great & it looks simple. Thank you for showing us the how and for the unbelievable giveaway.

JCnNC said...

Beautiful block and I really think it would make a wonderful table topper. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

Cindy said...

I'm a new follower :)

Cindy said...

I get Connecting Threads newsletter :)

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

I really am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cindy said...

I've liked your facebook page :) look forward to your posts...

Cindy said...

I've liked Connecting Threads facebook page.

hueisei said...

Love your blocks!
I follow your blog.

hueisei said...

I liked your page on FB.

hueisei said...

I liked CT page on FB.

hueisei said...

Already got CT newsletter.

hueisei said...

I will make a quilt for my son :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy said...

If I win the bundle I would use a nickle quilt pattern and make a lovely red, white and blue quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Happy quilting!

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that I would have liked to make a quilt following your pattern here, if I won.

Just Carol said...

I need to get that big girl EQ program--I just have the beginner one. Such fun blocks!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower - this is what I love about these blog hops: discovering amazing, creative and talented quilters!

Mimi said...

I am already getting CT's newsletters!!

Kate said...

Love your merged block and the quilt you could make with it.

On my bucket list is to make a QOV within the next year. That's what I'd do with the red/white and blue bundle.

Mimi said...

I like CT on FB!!

Kate said...

I receive the Connecting Thread's newsletter (as my credit card statement can attest too!)

Mimi said...

Hmmmm.... since this is a water themed bundle, I'm thinking that I'd make a beach blanket! Kinda wish I had the EQ7 to do the amazing things you have created with those blocks in this blog hop!

Mimi said...

I liked your FB page too!

Carrie P. said...

I follow your blog.
What an awesome block you created and those fabrics sure do make a pretty quilt. Love the sailboat fabric.
thanks for a chance.

Carrie P. said...

I have been getting Connecting Threads newsletter for years and have ordered from them lots of times. They are good to work with.

Carrie P. said...

I don't do facebook but if I won I might make a table runner and maybe use your blog tutorial. Well done.

piece peace said...

New blog follower here. I really like your block.

piece peace said...

I subscribe to CT's newsletter and also follow Notions Blog. I really love everything about CT.

piece peace said...

That FQ bundle is wonderful. I would have to make a huge picnic blanket for my family with that.

Teresa in Music City said...

I am a follower! I found you last week from the Blog Hop and signed up to follow - so glad I did!

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh and yes follow connecting threads signed up already a follower with you....and you will have to show us what you get and what you will be making..they have some nice choices for today.s giveaway

Teresa in Music City said...

*When* I win the fabric bundle, I will put it together with some of my other patriotic goodies and make a New York Beauty quilt!

Teresa in Music City said...

I receive CT's newsletter! They are awesome!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

I've *Liked* CT on FB - what's not to like? :*)

Teresa in Music City said...

I *Liked* your FB page too! (Can you tell I'd like to win:)

Josie McRazie said...

I am a new follower!! :o)

Josie McRazie said...

I already get CT newsletter (and the flyer in the mail) Can I tell you how much I lov ethat place!! :o)

Josie McRazie said...

I already like on FB (I would love if I could!!) ;O)

Josie McRazie said...

See I have to win this one!! I joined the blog hop and started a RWB wonky star quilt! Now I have to bulk up my RWB stash (new quilter here) so I can finish it!! :o)

Michele said...

I'm already a follower thank goodness.

Michele said...

I also get CT's newsletter already.

Michele said...

What I would do with these? Tough question. But I'm guessing that I would turn it into a baby quilt for a little boy. There have been a bunch of baby girls born around me lately and I'm betting a boy is coming next.

Josie McRazie said...

I liked you on FB as well! Thanks for the chance I do so LOVE connecting Threads!!

Renea said...

Thanks for sharing your blocks and the quilt you designed for the fat quarters. I love Connecting Threads, in fact I just got a package from them. I do get their newsletter! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Renea said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

Wow! I am once again impressed with your creativity. Could you rub some of that off on me? I am a very devoted and awed follower of your blog.

Margaret said...

I follow CT on facebook.

Margaret said...

I wait breathlessly for each of your posts on facebook.

Renea said...

I would definitely be making a red, white and blue quilt!. I have been wanting to make a summer quilt and these fabrics would be perfect!

Margaret said...

I receive CT newsletter.

Nancy in IN said...

I get connecting threads newsletter and am on FB. I love the FQ and will make table runners. Love your block.
Thanks

Sunshine Girl said...

Great block - thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

I love your block and the tutorial is so well done! Will have to try this one! I subscribe to Connecting Threads.

Lesley said...

Wow...gorgeous block and a gorgeous, generous giveaway! I would definitely make a cuddle quilt with the bundle if I was the winner...lovely fabrics!

Fiesta said...

Bea , I became a follower. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Fiesta said...

I already subscribe to the connecting threads newsletter. Your block is simply wonderful.

Connie said...

Beautiful block and love the way you merged the 2 blocks in EQ! Of course I am a follower, great giveaway!

Connie said...

I like Connecting Threads on FB, thanks!

Connie said...

I like you on FB!! Thanks!

Connie said...

I get Connecting Threads newsletter, thanks!

Connie said...

Fun fabrics, if I won I would definitely make a tote bag to use when we go out on the river. Thanks Bea!

Needled Mom said...

Your block looks fabulous. There is something so refreshing about the RW&B combination. I'd use it for a baby outfit.

Purl Buttons said...

I just signed up to follow your blog!

Wanda said...

I'd love to make your quilt with this fabric. Connecting Threads is a lovely store. They have some adorable fabic.

Needled Mom said...

I already receive CT's newsletter.

Purl Buttons said...

I liked you on FaceBook!

Purl Buttons said...

I liked CT on FaceBook!

Needled Mom said...

I am liking CT on FB.

Needled Mom said...

I am also liking you on FB.

Needled Mom said...

I am one of your followers too.

Purl Buttons said...

I now am on the list to receive CT's newsletter!

Purl Buttons said...

When I win the bundle, I will make a lap quilt. The colors are perfect for a summer weight lap quilt for the sofa! Plus, your EQ7 design utilizing the bundle is so cute, how could anyone resist?

Lee said...

I subscribed to your blog in reader! nice blog and great block! thank you for the super giveaway!

Lee said...

i signed up for the CT newsletter too!

Lee said...

I would love to make a nautical themed quilt for dad who lives in FL - he loves blues and boats and fishing!

CaroleM said...

I'm a follower!

Rosa said...

Love your blocks and if I win ,I`ll add the blues to my Dear Jane blue stash fabrics and the red one for the 12 meses en rojo quilt I`m doing.Thanks for the giveaway!!

Rosa said...

I`m a new follower and received CTs newsletter!Thanks for the chance to win !

Judy1522 said...

I am a new follower.

Judy1522 said...

I would use the fabric to make a quilt for my son or my husband.

Judy1522 said...

I am signed up for the connecting threads newsletter. I love your block and way you combined the two blocks.

marilyn said...

I am now a follower of yours. That's what I love best about the blog hops, I find new blogs to follow. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love this fabric line!! I would love to make a lap quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I didn't realize they had a newsletter. So I've just signed up! I love Connecting Threads :-)

Rhonda D. said...

I am a follower of your blog via
e-mail. Thanks for the chance to
win!!

Sandy said...

I absolutely Love your Designs! I am a follower and Liked CT and your page on Facebook and have CT Newsletter. I would make a Purse with this Wonderful Fabric for a Friend Who loves Nautical. Her whole house is decorated w/this Theme. Thanks so much for the Giveaway!

Rhonda D. said...

I subscribe to Connecting Threads Newsletter.

Rhonda D. said...

I "like" you on FB.

Rhonda D. said...

I "like" Connecting Threads on FB.

Stephanie said...

Bea, I love the block design that you did! I have wanted to get EQ for awhile now, just another reason I can see how useful it would be! :) If I won this bundle I think it would make a really cute little boy quilt, or even a nice wall hanging of an ocean/lighthouse theme.

Stephanie said...

I am already a follower of your blog :)

Stephanie said...

I also already "like" your fb page.

Stephanie said...

I am now recieving connecting threads newsletter.

Rhonda D. said...

I would make a picnic/beach quilt
with this fabric.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

New follower... love your EQ topper. Haven't quite mastered EQ yet.

Stephanie said...

I liked connecting threads on fb.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Already get CTs newsletter... and order waaaay too much. ;-)

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Would be a great bundle to incorporate with some lighthouse fabric in my stash... thanks for the chance.

Chris said...

Oh....what a great fq bundle. I would use it in a quilt for my grandson who wants to be in the military.

Chris said...

Yup, I'm a follower.

Chris said...

I do get CTs newsletter....and love it.

Chris said...

I already follow Connecting Threads.

Chris said...

Oops...I 'liked' CT on FB.

Chris said...

I 'liked' your FB page.

VickiT said...

What a great post. The tutorial as usual is very good! Thank you very much for that. Among my favorite quilt blocks is the Jacobs Ladder which I think is one you used to combine and create your block. I love the block you created.

I am already a follower of your blog Bea.

VickiT said...

I am already getting the Connecting Threads newsletter

VickiT said...

I have previously 'liked' Connecting Threads on Facebook.

Thank you Bea and CT's for the awesome giveaway.

Katherine said...

Great block, Bea! Love that you also showed how it would look in a quilt.

Awesome giveaway! I am a loyal customer of Connecting Threads and receive their newsletter.

Sheila said...

I am a follower of our blog. Love your banner!

VickiT said...

I'm not positive what would be made from that great fabric bundle for sure, but of course, first thought would be a little quilt for my Grandson. Another thought was to make him a cute little summer outfit for next summer and a matching sunhat too and maybe, if enough fabric a little beach bag for his toys. By next summer he'll be about 1 1/2 yrs old so I'm guessing I'd have more than enough.

Or I may just come up with something totally different knowing the way I change my mind. LOL

Thank you for the chance.

Judith said...

Love you facebook page. Beautiful quilts. Thanks for the tutorial. Judith, Texas

Sheila said...

I already get CT newsletter : )

Sheila said...

I liked Connecting Threads on Facebook.

Sheila said...

I would make a stars quilt with the winning pack of fat quarters. It would be perfect.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a new follower!

KatieQ said...

I liked you on FB.

KatieQ said...

I'm already a follower.

KatieQ said...

I already liked Connecting Threads on FB.

KatieQ said...

I already receive the Connecting Threads newsletter.

KatieQ said...

I would use the fabrics to make pillows for our summer house.

SpartanBabe said...

So jealous you have EQ! Waiting for Christmas to come along... :) I would make a quilt of Blackford's Beauty Blocks with that FQ bundle. Thanks for the giveaway and your block is great!

Linda said...
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Linda said...

RECEIVING CONNECTING THREADS NEWSLETTER!

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Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!

msstitcher11948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HELLO! I'D MAKE A SUMMER WALL HANGING
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

ledamewood said...

I am a follower of your blog. Love your block too.

ledamewood said...

I like CT on FB

ledamewood said...

I already subscribe to CT newsletter.

ledamewood said...

I think I would make a quilt to use at the beach.

Sharon Dawn said...

Love your block! Excellent tutorial and suggestions also!

Diann said...

These fabrics would make some really cute placemats.

Kylie Carlson said...

I'm a GFC follower! Thank you for a lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Kylie Carlson said...

I like you on Facebook.

Kylie Carlson said...

I like Connecting Threads on Facebook.

Kris said...

I currently receive the CT newsletter.

Catherine said...

Wonderful blocks! Thank you for the tutorial too. I have enjoyed my visit here. And thank you for your kind comments about my blocks.

Kris said...

I would make some of the fabulous blocks I have seen on the hop if I won the bundle. I love that you reproduced the Temecula 12 days blocks in giant size. what a great idea.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Bea, I just love your block. Two put together to make one!! Especially love the red fabric! Great tutorial, thanks for taking the time to show us. And my goodness what a very generous giveaway! Thanks for playing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my that would be hard to decide - what I'd make with this bundle! But I think it would be a charm quilt for my daughter. It's her turn for a quilt gift and she loves those colors! blessings, marlene

Tricia said...

Ms. Bea Iam proud to say I have become a new follower # 344. Thank You for the wonderful chance to wine these pretty fabrics.
Sincerely,
Tricia

Catherine said...

Hello again. Firstly, as a quilting newbie I will visit here often.
The giveaway is fantastic, so I am a follower of your blog as of this morning (because I really like it), I liked your FaceBook page, very nice. I liked Connecting Threads FaceBook page. Great shop! I signed up for Connecting Threads newsletters. I would use the fabric to make a nice little bag to take to our local lake when we picnic. 120 down there now, so will have to wait till fall. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog!

Tricia said...

I love receiving CT's newsletter and someday I'll be able to do more that drool all over my keyboard! ;) Thank You for the Chance to Win some of their wonderful fabrics.
Sincerely,
Tricia

kathy said...

Ohh Pick me! I could really use this for the Liberty and Justice Bee that just started this week and will last a year!
Kathy

Sowing Stitches said...

I am now a follower of your blog via email. :D

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

legato1958 said...

I am a new follower!
Thanks for the giveaway chance!

sue
legato1958 at aol dot com

Karen said...

I'm signed up for CTs newsletter. Great post.

Tricia said...

Ms. I have to say that I went back to spend more time reading your previous postings and enjoyed them greatly. I found them to be interested and informative. I have eq 5 on my puter and was amazed to see how you meshed two patterns together to create your R/W/B block then followed it with very precise directions that even a newbie like me could follow without issues. It was also nice to see what the finish layout could look like and that is very helpful. Thank You for the chance to win the pretty CT fabrics.
Sincerely,
Tricia

Karen said...

I liked CTs page on facebook.

Karen said...

I would make a picnic quilt with this fabric bundle. Love CT fabrics and their prices too.

legato1958 said...

I already get CT 's newsletter/email weekly.

sue
legato1958 at aol dot com

legato1958 said...

I would make a large totebag with this bundle! And a mug rug set!!
Love it!!


Thanks for the chance!

sue
legato1958 at aol dot com

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

I'm already a happy follower :o)

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

I'm signed up for the CT newsletter!

Judy B said...

Love you combining of the two blocks!

Judy B said...

I am a follower.

Judy B said...

Thumbs up to your FB!

Judy B said...

I get the CT newsletter, love it!

Diana said...

I'm a follower thanks for the giveaway

Judy B said...

Thumbs up to Connecting Threads FB! I order a lot from them, great service.

Diana said...

I would make a quilt for my son who has a sailboat. The colors look very nautical to me.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

I would make a fun quilt to give as a gift. Thanks to you and CT for this sweet,and very generous, giveaway!!

Diana said...

I already like Connecting Threads on FB.

Diana said...

Liked you in Facebook.

Joyce Carter said...

I already follow you on Facebook.
I love the way your block looks. Isn't it amazing how you can join two different patterns and get such an amazing design? I love shopping at Connecting Threads also. Their fabrics and prices are the best. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joyce Carter said...

I already follow Connecting Threads on Facebook.

Diana said...

Already get CT's newsletter

Joyce Carter said...

I think I would use these fabrics in a little boys quilt.

Elishka said...

I already recieve CT's newsletter!

Elishka said...

I already like CT's Facebook page!

Deborah said...

I get the e-mails from Connecting Threads. I love their fabric and the kits. The fabric has a nice hand and a great price. Your block idea was fun. The merge came out great. Thank you and CT for the giveaway.
Deborah

Elishka said...

I've liked your Facebook page :)

Elishka said...

I would probably make a pillow for my mother in law from this material - she has a lot of nautical themed decor in their home!

Gene Black said...

I am following your blog now. I love this collection!

Gene Black said...

I receive CTs newletter.

Gene Black said...

I like ConnectingThreads on Facebook. (and as a merchant - I love their products.)

Chris S said...

already get CT's newsletter

Gene Black said...

I have made a baby quilt with some of this line before. I would love to make a lap quilt using the entire collection

Chris S said...

Already like CT on FB

Chris S said...

Follow you now :)

LindaBee said...

So glad that I found this blog and feel like I've already won something.

Chris S said...

I would use these for a Quilts For Kids quilt.

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