Thursday, July 12, 2012

Red White and Blue Blog Hop

Have you all been checking out the blog hop? The blocks I've seen are amazing! Today is my day to share with you my red, white and blue block. I love the dresden plate block but don't really get around to making it so this was the perfect opportunity to make one. I haven't decided if I would like to turn it into a small quilt or make something I can use often. I really liked how this turned out. I stitched everything down by machine so it made the process go quite fast. My block turned out to be 10 1/2".



I had quite a bit of small pieces leftover from cutting the dresden plate so I made another block. This block is for Lori and Jodi's great granny along. You can find the tutorial here.




I also made a zippered pouch. I am really trying to use up small pieces as I go so I don't end up with a ton of scraps laying around. I came up with this pattern based on the sizes of the scraps I had leftover. 


BTW...I didn't have much red, white and blue fabrics in my stash so I had to run out and buy some. These fabrics are by Denyse Schmidt. I love these prints. They are so pretty.

I'd like to thank Diane of Jane's Fabrics and Madame Samm for putting this blog hop together.
Be sure to check out all the ladies on today's blog hop for more red/white/blue inspirations.

July 12th

65 comments:

Zuzan said...

Hi Kim, Congratulations. I like the way the centre of the Dresden Block is the background. Who doesn't love granny squares? Then the zippered pouch. Thank you for sharing your RWB.
p.s. do you have any Scraps or do you always use them up?

tubakk said...

I love your dresden plate block. And I agree that using up the smallest pieces is interesting, and often give you a great result. Your little pouch is sweet, too.

Kim said...

Hi Zuzan,

I don't think I have a lot of scraps. I only have one drawer full of scraps. Once I made a scrappy queen size quilt but it didn't seem like I used up much. I didn't' even put a dent in that scrap pile so it's best to use things up as I go along.

leanne said...

gorgeous blocks and the pouch is very cute - love the circle fabric :)

Lesley said...

Kim, your blocks are all so sweet! Love the dresden plate, and the granny, and the pouch! Wonderful projects!

Sheila said...

Love all of your creations, especially the "Dresden Plate" block. thanks for being part of the hop!

JCnNC said...

What wonderful blocks and I love the snips of fabric you used - medium tones of fabric always work somehow. Thank you for sharing. Judy C

Sunshine Girl said...

They are great - I love the bag too. Thanks for sharing.

Bud and Marsha said...

I hadn't heard of the Great Granny Along until I read your blog. It doesn't seem to matter how many blogs one reads (and I read a lot), you still miss something. I like your blocks very much and especially love the idea of using up the scraps right away. I should begin to do that.

Fiesta said...

Kim, your blocks are amazing. Thank you fir sharing.

Michelle May said...

Hi Kim! Love your blocks, but totally love that little zippy pouch. Indeed a pretty and fun way to use up scraps.
xx

Michele said...

very nice! And a blog hop isn't a bad excuse at all for needing to buy more fabric. Right?

Madame Samm said...

Hello Kim, nice to see you here among us wantobe greater than we are quilters..YOU are already there...love your contribution today...lovely dresden... and your little purse would have been someone;s treasure...it is lovely

piece peace said...

I love that you used all of your fabric up at once. All the pieces are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Love your blocks and I have been wanting to make the granny square block for a while , you have given me the incentive to do it ,. Love that you used up your scraps for the bag , so cute , I see you make some beautiful bags in your header . I enjoyed my visit.

krislovesfabric said...

Nice projects, love the zippy bag :) So good to hop with you!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your little bag!!

Renea said...

Your blocks are really pretty. Love the fabrics you used. Thanks for sharing.

♥Duff said...

Wow, you've got some really great blocks here! I love the way Dresdens are popping up all over blogland--yours is especially cute!

Pokey said...

Great job on all your projects! I'm wanting to do another zipper purse, yours is really cute ~
:-}pokey

Wendy said...

Kim, your blocks are beautifully made and good for you for making your scraps into a little bag ... I think of all the little piles of "little scraps" I have ... oi! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful blocks and love that little purse...TFS Kim!

Katherine said...

Two of my favourite blocks and they look fantastic in R/W/B! Gorgeous work, Kim. Thanks so much for sharing.

Rosa said...

Love all your blocks and the pouch is very cute!!

Needled Mom said...

Your projects are wonderful. love the little bag in the RW&B.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Hi Kim, I love your blocks but that zippered purse is just wonderful! I keep thinking I'll tackle one but so far I've put it off thinking about the zipper. :) blessings, marlene

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks and little pouch! Fun fabrics!

Sandy D said...

The dresdan plate looks good in the red/white/blue.Nice pouch and who couldn't use one.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Hop Day Kim, I love your dresden! I also think it is wonderful to use up all the scraps. I have to try that as I have way to many! Great start to the Granny Square along. Thank you so much for playing.

Kimberly Cassie said...

Adorable fabrics and I love your dresden. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy1522 said...

Great blocks and I like the way you used up your scraps.

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

Love your blocks!!!! The pouch is too cute!!! Thanks

Judith said...

Love the fabric in all your beauties Kim! Fantastic idea to use up all your scraps. Happy Hopping....Judith, Texas

Snoodles said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful blocks, and the zippered pouch, too! So cute!

pinsandneedles said...

Very pretty dresden and granny square...both blocks are on my to do list. Love your little zippered bag too! Thanks for your inspiration!

Sallie said...

Love what you did - thanks for sharing!

Quilt n Queen said...

Love your Dresden and Great Granny blocks...those Great Grannies are soooo addicting...great choice of fabrics...you can't have enough Denyse Schmidt fabric. I like your idea of using up your small scrapes as you go, that is something I will have to try to do!! I'll have to try a zippered pouch, just have to get past the zipper... Thanks for the inspiration and sharing in the RW&B blog hop. Have a terrific Thursday!!

Joyce Carter said...

Love your blocks and the little pouch. I really like the fact that you use up your scraps as you go. Great idea and it would keep the sewing room so much neater. I'm afraid mine is a mess. I also love the purse that you have in your header. It is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work

Shelia said...

wonderful job, and I love the little zippered pouch. Happy quilting.

Lori said...

your dresden block is wonderful. And I like how you use up your scraps
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Linda said...

Great blocks and I love the zippered pouch. Thank you for sharing.

Gmama Jane said...

Two of my favorite patterns!! You made some lovley creations Kim!! I think everyone is making Granny Squares. I joined up yesterday and hope to make my first one tonight!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

MoeWest said...

Nice fabric choices! I like your blocks and the cute pouch. Dresden plate is a favourite block of mine too.

tink's mom said...

Great blocks and I love the purse.

sandra said...

I love your blocks I think everybody is going to join in on that granny block quilt along. Have fun and keep on quilting

Sharon Dawn said...

I love all three of your RWB projects! Pretty fabrics as well! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie P. said...

isn't the granny block fun to make.
love the fabric in your bag and blocks.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the taste of your RWB projects. The Dresden is very special.

OneOldGoat said...

Very, very nice! I want to make a dresden block quilt someday!

Beth

Rhonda D. said...

I am drooling for that dresden!!!!

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evelyn said...

Love your blocks. The Dresden was a favorite of my moms. I love the granny squares.

VickiT said...

Kim, you made a beautiful Dresden block. That is my favorite block also. The Granny Squares and pouch are super cute too. Great job. Thank you.

The Slow Quilter said...

Your Dresden block is beautiful and so is the Granny Squares. I know what you mean about using up the fabric, and what a better way then making a pouch or tote, and I love the pouch.

The Slow Quilter said...

The Dresden block is beautiful along with the Granny Squares, and what better way to use up fabric then to make a pouch, bag or tote. I love the pouch.

Kathie (Prairie Stitcher) said...

Hi Kim: I love your work! I'm a new follower and hope you'll come by and visit and follow when you have time. This is a really fun and informative hop and I'm really enjoying it a lot.

Cindy said...

Both blocks are great and I love that fabric! Fun that you made a little zippered pouch..haven't seen anyone do that yet.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Beautiful blocks! How clever you are to design and make your zippered pouch. Great job and thank you for sharing.

hueisei said...

Love your fabric choice!
Very pretty!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great blocks! Love your little pouch. :-) Have a happy weekend!

ritainalaska said...

great dresden! your blox and little pouch are super for the hop! thanx for showing them off!

Maria Kievit said...

Love the way your blocks turned out! For not having enough of the colours, you did a fabulous job finding some!!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Two of my favorite blocks of late. Haven't started the Granny one yet, though. Great use for the scraps making the zippered pouch!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Great!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

very creative