July 31, 2012

I am always excited to take part in Madame Samm's blogging adventures!
And this time around she has Jane as her co-pilot!
They make an awesome team!

This is the Celebrate Red White and Blue Blog Hop and it is all about RWB and Blocks!

Loads of blocks - loads of eye candy - loads of fun!!!
If you don't believe me, just take a look at Madame Samm's Pinterest board!!
Yep, I thought you would agree! :)
A great big THANK YOU!! to Madame Samm and Jane for the time they have given to bring all fellow bloggers such a fun and exciting event!
I have 2 blocks to share today!
The first is...
Cockle Doodle Dandy!!
He comes in strutting his stuff,
all decked out in his red white and blue fluff!
(hey, a poet and I didn't even know it) :)
And I thought it fitting that he have a song!
(tune to Yankee Doodle Dandy)

I'm a Cockle Doodle Dandy
A Cockle Doodle, do or die
A real live rooster - strut-ting his stuff
Born on the Fourth of July!

I've got a Cockle Doodle sweetheart
She's my Cockle Doodle joy
Cockle Doodle came to the barnyard
Just to see the bantum hens
He is the Cockle Doodle Boy!

I found him in 101 full size Quilt Blocks and Borders

My second block made me think of those sizzling fireworks that you hold in your hand on the 4th!.. and it also reminds me of those white flowers that grow in the yard that you can pick and blow on and all of the little white things go sailing off in the wind!
I took a few liberties with the pattern adding the red stitches to anchor the blue threads and making french knots at the outer edge of every other one. The button was just too cool to pass up! I cheated and did the embroidery on the seams with my new machine. I am not sure I like the stitching. My old machine made larger and better designs. I think I may have to give them back the amount they allowed me for trade and bring it back to my sewing room!
The pattern came from
Grandma's Best Full Size Quilt Blocks!
Well, there is my contribution to the overflowing Pinterest board!
Who Else Is Up Today??
Go check them all out!
July 15th
Click this Master Schedule link to see past participants and their wonderful Red/White and Blue blocks and tomorrows bloggers for the grande finale!

Thanks a million for allowing me to participate again!

NOW, I am off to Madame Samm's blog to see what all I have been missing!

I have been super busy and blogging has been on hold!
(as you can tell by my absence on my own blog)

I had 1-8 quilters in my home for 14 straight days for a quilting retreat and then 4 days later I left for Alabama for 10 days! I came home with my granddaughter in tow and for the first week we put away peas, peaches and pickles! Last week I got some longarming and Crazy Quilting in while Allie played on her sewing machine. I will tell you, this old gal ain't what she used to be! I have been hitting the hay by 10 every night and that IS unusual for me!
But it has been tons of fun!

Let's see... How can I round this post off???

A GIVEAWAY you say!!!


How about a jar of my homemade pickle????

I have 5 fresh batches making right now!! The first 3 batches will be ready by the end of the month!

How about I give away 2 jars..

2 lucky winners!!

I will send out 2 jars of fresh pickles!
(even though last years pickles are still delicious!)

All you have to do is just comment and let me know if you love a good crisp sweet and tart pickle!!!!!!!!

Who knows.. One of these blocks may be in with your pickles!
Either one would make a great pillow!

Remember... No email address in your comment or google profile = no entry...
I need a way to contact you should you win!

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