Wednesday, 4 July 2012

My day on Red White and Blue Blog hop


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Welcome to day five of the Red White and Blue Blog hop! For my first time visitors let me tell you a wee bit about myself. I go by Mrs. Pickles here in the blog world and in addition to my newly found quilting addiction hobby I also love to garden, cook and craft. However, in reality I really just post about whatever is on my mind sometimes it makes sense sometimes it doesn’t...LOL So take a seat and stay awhile I hope everyone enjoys their stop here!

I would like to give a BIG SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU to Madame Samm for coming up with the RWB blog hop and for Jane for putting it all together. I can’t wait to see all the amazing blocks everyone creates! Blog hops both inspire and scare the heck out of me!! I am glad that I have had the opportunity to take part J

My first block is something that I had been wanted to try for awhile now....The disappearing 4 patch block. It starts off so simple and ends so complicated looking. It’s not perfect, but for a first attempt I am pretty happy with it. I added a little border around it to just finish it off.


My 2nd block I had a dream about and tried to recreate it. If I just saw this block somewhere in the real world and cannot recall it just let me know


My 3rd block is a framed pinwheel. For the We bee learning bee I asked my fellow hive mates to make me framed pinwheels a couple of ladies were nice enough to send 2 blocks so I needed one for to finish off the quilt....so why not rwb!


Okay by my 3rd block and all this red white and blue I was feeling very American or French or British or Russian or Norwegian or well you get the picture there are a lot of countries with red white and blue in their flags....LOL However, I am CANADIAN and my Canadian blood didn’t like that so I decided to break the rules a wee bit and make this

Red...white...and blue background 




And since my husband is from Switzerland I couldn’t leave him out.....so Red...white...and blue background



Okay that is it for now I hope you all enjoyed your visit here today and didn’t mind too much that I got a bit cheeky in the end :P

Make sure you go and check out what the other ladies are up today and check out Jane’s site for the full list of participants J





July 5th
Mrs. Pickles (you are here)

68 comments:

  1. I'm early, but couldn't resist! LOVE all your blocks and the tributes to your countries are AWESOME! You did a great job with your dream recreation as well! Those are tough to do and hard sometimes to step out of the pattern box! Great JOB! Hugs...

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  2. Very lovely! I really like your disappearing 4 patch block and of course your Canadian pride! So festive and fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You weren't being cheeky - I think there is pride in all and to share a country's colors is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Love the Canadian flag!!! (It's reminiscent of The Pearson Pennant put forward by Lester B. when we were choosing our new flag.) Nice touch on red white & blue.

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  5. I love all of your blocks especially the flag ones - I have made a flag one for my day (the 11th) it took me hours as I am British! Love your block on the next post too - thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your blocks are great! Of course, the Canadian Flag is my fav!

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  7. I love that hops scare you and you become so liberated in your creations...they are good...way good ....

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  8. Great blocks, but I specially liked the last 2 as they will be really significant to you and Mr P.

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  9. Good morning, Mrs. Pickles! Love to see such creativity! Terrific blocks...and sneaking in a little tribute to a few extra countries is totally acceptable! Love them all!

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  10. Very nice and I can't help but chuckle at your rebellion.

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  11. Your blocks are wonderful and I love the personal spin you put on them - and made them memorable. Judy C

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  12. Great blocks! I like the flags.

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  13. I love your blocks, especially the country flags. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wonderful blocks, thanks for sharing. Good to hop with you :)

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  15. I think it great that Canadian would want to participate. We love seeing inspiration from all over. Well done!

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  16. How nice that we can tie the RW&B into so many countries! Great blocks.

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  17. you came up with some very nice blocks for the RW&B hop. Your dream block might make a cute runner or quilt .... will you be making more to find out??
    in stitches

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  18. Mrs. Pickles,It's always a joy to visit your blog! Those blocks are my kind of sewing--all imagination, no pattern. Love them!

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  19. NICE! You sure got in the spirit of R, W, & B!

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  20. Great blocks! Proves you don't have to be an American to get into the red, white, and blue!! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Love your Canadian flag! Daughter lives in Regina, daughter in law from rural sask. good to see a fellow Canadian on this trail!

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  22. Great blocks, I have also wanted to do that disappearing 4 patch block.

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  23. Your blocks are great thank you for sharing.

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  24. I really like the way your first block fades into the background--gives it a Gees Bend feel. Speaking of feelings, I had lovely memories of Mt. Pilatus and the Rosengart Museum (Lucerne) when I saw the Swiss block!

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  25. Lovely blocks, the flags are great!

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  26. Thanks for sharing your lovely blocks. I'm glad you gave us a chance to appreciate your Canadian and Swiss connections.

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  27. Great job! (And we black sheep have to stick together, ya know! LOL) Love all of your blocks...especially the flag ones! :)

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  28. I made a Canadian flag for my son and family. It fits perfectly on a table stand! I made the US version for me as I live in California. Love your others too.

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  29. Thanks for finally putting in a real Canadian flag block in the hop! I've been watching so many patriotic American themed ones, but am glad to see how you adapted the theme!

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  30. Happy Hop Day, One could never tell that you were worried! I love the DP9P they are such fun and can be put together in so many ways.
    I also love your flag blocks!

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  31. Thank you so much for showing us some great looking blocks. I laughed when I saw your first block because today is my first attempt at making that block. I wasn't sure if I was doing it right, but mine looks a lot like yours so I am assumeing I did.I feel much better now. Hope you have a great day.

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  32. I enjoy all of your blocks and hope to learn the Disappearing 4 patch. I have the Disappearing 9 patch down, but the 4 patch I've not seen before.(I'm a wantobe still)

    I'm glad you brought in the Flag squares. I think there is alot of patriotism in many countries besides the USA and it's nice to see it shown!

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  33. I think I like your Canadian and Swiss blocks the best! They are so bold and striking!

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  34. Great blocks. It's only fair that you spread the nationalism around.

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  35. Love of country is what it's all about isn't it?

    Great job on all of your blocks.

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  36. Great blocks and do glad you gave our Canadian flag a spot ,my son lived in Switzerland for 4 years so he would love the Swiss flag , great job!

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  37. Great reminder that us Americans aren't the only ones who feel strongly towards the red, white and blue. Great job on your blocks!

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  38. Loved your blocks they were all so much fun!!

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  39. Nice blocks. I like the flag blocks. Even though I am not Canadian I have always loved that beautiful red maple leaf on the flag and I am half Swiss so have always liked that flag.

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  40. Lovely blocks - thanks for sharing your journey of RWB!

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  41. Lovely blocks - thanks for sharing your journey of RWB!

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  42. Lovely blocks - thanks for sharing your journey of RWB!

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  43. Love your blocks. I gotta try the disappearing 4 patch. Love to see our Canadian flag make it here.

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  44. You did a wonderful job on your blocks. I have to agree with you about the disappearing 4 patch quilt block. That is one I've been wanting to do myself and haven't yet.

    Thank you for showing us.

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  45. What fun and welcome to the addiction that is quilting :) I've been quilting for about 8 years now myself and I can't imagine my life without it now, nor all the wonderful, wonderful friends I've made through the craft. Your blocks are wonderful and even more special are the ones you made just especially for yourself ... sans blue :)

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  46. All your blocks are GREAT! I especially like your last few red, white and blue flags. Very clever indeed!

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  47. Fun blocks to make for other countries!

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  48. I think it was great that you included your international heritage into your quilting! I just love knowing all you wonderful ladies from other countries...it's exciting to think that little ol me, someone on a small rural farm in the State of Alabama, part of the Deep South here in America, can sit at my computer and in the matter of just a few clicks or key strokes converse with all of living in places I've only read about in books! It proves to me that people and especially, quilters, have good hearts , love their families, and have the same hopes and desires regardless of what country they live in. Our homes are at the heart of everything we do! I love your blocks and thank you for reminding me of the diversity of our group!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  49. I love that you brought in some country flags - great job! blessings, marlene

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  50. Love all your blocks, especially the Canadian one!!

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  51. You've got a lovely harvest of blocks. Very nice. It's also nice to come across a fellow SK canauck!

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  52. Love all your blocks!! Especially the Canadian flag!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  53. Lots of beautiful blocks!

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  54. Great job on your blocks. So nice to see all the different designs. I loved you being cheeky at the end. hehe. It was even a laugh out loud laugh! My Mom is from Switzerland and she would love your block, blue background and all. ;D Thanks for sharing, making me laugh and putting a smile on my face.

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  55. CUTE! Don't you just hate when you dream something and just have to express it! LOL I had a dream about the tat I am GOING to get on my back... now to find someone who can draw so I can get it!

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  56. I love blog hops because they introduce me to new blogs that I just have to follow, like yours! Love the idea I can sit down at the computer and gain inspiration from other quilters. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  57. Love them. Pinwheel block is one of my all time favorites!

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  58. Beautiful!!! I love the pinwheel block and that you took time to "color outside the lines" and make something for Canada and Switzerland. :)

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  59. Hi Mrs. Pickles,
    I hope you are staying cool- those tomatoes of yours are coming along nicely- You have made some very nice blocks for the red white and blue blog hop. I love the maple leaf.
    Hope that you don't get any more hail.
    The weather is hot in Alberta too- hard to believe that it was 10 earlier in the week.
    Regards from Sunny Alberta,
    Anna

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  60. Great blocks! I haven't tried the disappearing 9 patch yet. Must put it on my list. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. fab blocks Mrs Pickles - love the patriotic country ones as well

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