Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It's Red ,White and Blue Time !

Day No.3   has finally arrived of  the Red , White and Blue Blog Hop with our host Jane and our inspiration Madamme Samm . I was quick to sign up when I read the post as I love the red ,white and blue combination so my little old head was spinning with ideas and here is what I came up with . I had a certain color red that I wanted to use but my stash was limited so I had to plan carefully .
 For some reason these colors make me think of summer and when I think of summer I think of whirligigs and pinwheels , this block is called Autumn and is by Minick and Simpson for Moda Fabrics .
 This is of course a double pinwheel , a little simple but I think the quilting in the red would make it lovely.'
 Still in the pinwheel category is this next block .
This one resulted from several extra triangles being cut and I think it is a fun block.
How about a whirligig in a little summery combination :-)
 This block as well as the above block came from a calendar of quilt blocks and this one is part of the Happy Days Quilt but guess what, it is called the Depression block , go figure , however I like the movement in this one.
My final block is called Carrie Nation and is from the book Around the Block with Judy Hopkins , I was really running out of both the blue and the red by this time .
 Here are all six blocks together on my old fence door .
I love the old iron hinges on this door and thought it might be the perfect place to take some photos . I haven't decided what to do with these blocks yet , any suggestions ? I bet you are wondering how I kept these blocks on the gate , well a little removable adhesive putty did the trick ;-)
 A last minute addition is this block which I will make into a mug rug  , just perfect for the hot days of summer , anyone for a glass of lemonade or perhaps a glass of ice tea ? You can find the pattern here by Cynthia.

 Now no Blog Hop would be complete without a giveaway so I took some time on Saturday to make this market tote , being summer and all and the number of farmers markets around I thought a tote just might be handy . If you would like to win please leave a comment and tell me your favorite part of summer .I will draw a name on July 17th giving everyone time to visit all the blogs in the hop so be sure you leave an email address I can contact you with if you are a no reply blogger.
The tote is completely reversible and of course washable 100% cotton , thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to hop on over to the others participating today, the list is below  and also for the master list for the  rest of the hop ,our hostess Jane has placed an  icon on her sidebar  , have fun :-)
Hugs Sheila


July 3rd

109 comments:

  1. Whooo Hoo! I'm the 1st commenter. That is what happens when one wakes up at 5am. Great blocks, all of them. They would be terrific in a table runner or wall hanging. In the summer I love the food the best. And all the sunshine and warmth (I loathe winter). Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. Your blocks are wonderful Sheila! I love them all. They look great on the barn door. My fav is the simple double pinwheel. I love to swim in the ocean later in the summer, when the water is warmer. I look forward to that all year.
    Thanks for the chance to win your cute little market bag.

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  3. Sheila, your blocks are fabulous!
    Table toppers would be nice but you can also make sime decorative pillow covers too.

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  4. What a great collection of blocks! Thanks for sharing. My favorite part of summer is going on vacation.

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  5. Oooh I love all six blocks, I think I would make a cute lap quilt out of them all. My favourite thing about summer is spending long lazy days in the park with my boys.

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  6. Sheila, your Blocks are just Beautiful! My favorite part about Summer is BBQ with Friends!!

    Huggs,Nancy

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  7. My favorite part of summer is that my days are so flexible. Very few appointments, no school. Ahhhh!

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  8. Sheila, your blocks are like a breath of fresh air! So bright and crisp and summery. Love the group of blocks together and adore your backdrop! Do i see a cuddle quilt in the making? Even your little mug rug makes me want to celebrate summer. My favorite part of summer is whenever the kids come home to see us! And they are here now! Thank you...so glad you are part of this hop!

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  9. well done Sheila your blocks are wonderful,lots of thought put into them,and what a cute market bag.xx

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  10. Very nice blocks and I love the red fabric too. You must have been sad to see the last of it!
    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.
    I can't wait for my turn at the Hop.

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  11. HI Sheila....wow, great shots too on your barn door...love the lemonade...ahhh love them all..thanks for playing along

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  12. Great blocks. There was nothing Depressing about your Depression block. Your blocks would make a pretty wall hanging I think.

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  13. Sheila; you did a wonderful job on your blocks. They are just gorgeous!! I love the little drink....lol

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  14. The barn door with the hinge was the most perfect backdrop - all of your blocks are wonderful - pinwheels are always special. Judy C n NC

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  15. Bookmarked your blocks..they are sooooo cute! They make a nice little quilt! Pink bag...I need it! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. The blocks look gorgeous. I'd also go with a table runner. Hugs,

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  17. I suppose I should say that my favorite time of summer is the 4th of July, because my second child was born on that day. Actually, though, my favorite part is the end. I don't like hot weather - and it gets very hot in TX. The bag is really cute and I can always use a market tote!

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  18. all your blocks are great but that lemonade one- I love!

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  19. Oh I love that glass of lemonade! And doesn't lemonade just say summer - picnics out by the lake are one of my favorite things. blessings, marlene

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  20. What beautiful blocks, they all go together so well. In the summer, my favorite thing is ice cream and lots of it.

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  21. I Love all your Patriotic Blocks and your Summer Drink Mug Rug! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  22. Great blocks, but I especially like the glass of lemonade - the straw really makes it pop! Happy 4th!

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  23. great jobs Sheila, Can you feel the breeze spinning those pinwheels.
    My best part of summer would be camping and visiting friends .... just a little r'n'r
    thanks for the ideas and hosting a give away
    have a great day :)
    in stitches

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  24. My favorite part of summer is our stay at our summer cottage on Lake Erie. It's always cool and pleasant.

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  25. Oh my gosh, that lemonade block is my favorite of the whole hop so far! Super fun and cute. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. Love your red, white and blue blocks. I sew want to make a patriotic quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Wonderful blocks! I would be adding sashing between all those block so each one can "show off"! OR set them on point and get a bigger top?! Love that glass of lemonade! Thanks for sharing and for your generosity!

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  28. Great blocks! I think setting them on point with sashing would really showcase the blocks.

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  29. Great Blocks! I'm wishing I had an unlimited stash of red, white & blues!
    Favorite part of summer? Water, water, water...the lake, the falls, the ocean I love them all!
    Thanks for the inspiration & the giveaway!

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  30. They are all so beautiful and look so great on that old fence door! The little glass of tea is just too cute. You did an amazing job on all of them! My favorite thing about summer is watching my grandsons swim in the pool. I love their laughter. :O)

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  31. Love your blocks! My favorite part of summer is spending time with family at the pool.

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  32. I love your quilt blocks!! They are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  33. wow, going towards the end of the hop is making things more difficult. You all have done such a great job with your days, I'm starting to feel a little intimidated! Would love to win a tote bag, I love using them at the grocery store and saving a little $$ each time. Thanks for a bit of inspiration for my morning.

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  34. Love how your blocks evolved around a piece of fabric. Lovely blocks and thank you for sharing.

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  35. I love your "spin" on the red white & blue! Thanks for the chance to win. (I'm a long time follower and love your work.)

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  36. great blocks and I love the drink with the straw block too.
    thanks for a chance to win the bag.

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  37. Great blocks, love your fabric choices. My favorite part of summer, well I have a few. Love fresh tomatoes from the garden, reading in my hammock and spending time on the lake with my boys. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Happy quilting!

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  38. Beautiful blocks Sheila and that door is the perfect back drop! That soda glass is going to make one cute mug rug! Thanks for the giveaway too!

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  39. Great job and cool tote and my favourite part of summer this year is I get to fly back to Saskatchewan and visit my Grand daughters for 2 weeks!

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  40. Lovely blocks in RWB! I just love the summer when the kiddos are out of school and get to visit. We just have the best time and kiddos always have their shoes ready to go.....Great blog. Judith, Texas

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  41. Love your variety of blocks. They look so neat on the barn door! My favorite part of summer is sitting out in the evening on the deck. I have 2 water features and they are calming, plus the little frogs love them :)

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  42. Very fun blocks. You head was spinning into spinning blocks...grin.

    Cute Tote

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  43. I love the iron hinge door as a back drop for your blocks. I notice that a lot of blogers are useing creative back drop to show off ther blocks. We it is my turn I think I will be using my neighbors yard. The nice thing about summer it going to the beach to cool off.

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  44. My favorite part of summer is the 4th of July. We go to a house at the top of a hill overlooking the Rose Bowl. The view is spectacular and the friends are even more so. Loved your blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Deborah

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  45. Very cute! You really went to town. Love the variety and the cute market bag :)

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  46. My favourite part of summer is the warm weather. It doesn't start here until the end of June and is gone again by the end of August. Your blocks are really great. I love these blog hops...they give you such great ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Great looking blocks, especially your last minute addition. LOVE the glass and straw.

    My favorite part of summer has to be the fresh garden veggies and fruits.

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  48. Your blocks are really beautiful. I think they would be great in a mini quilt to put on a small table. My favorite part of Summer is getting to go to Festivals and celebrations.Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. The double pinwheel is my favourite. I love the colour combinations in it. I also love your photo of the six of them on the barn door. They look fantastic together. If they were mine I would make them up into a hot pad and use it lots to show them off. My favourite part of summer is having a garden. We haven't had much sun this summer and my garden is growing slowly.

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  50. Wonderful blocks and how sweet of you to make a bag for a give away!! Thank you!!

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  51. Oh yeah, please don't enter me into your giveaway, I'm just really enjoying seeing all of the awesome blocks on this hop :)

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  52. Your R,W and B blocks are lovely! And thanks for the link for the cute lemonade block...perfect for summer. Summer is just a special feeling all its own. I love walking with my dogs in the warm sun...when we get it..we have lots of marine layer where I live.

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  53. I love those pinwheels! great blocks and thank you for hosting a giveaway!

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  54. Your blocks look great! My favourite part of summer is gardening and of course vacation.

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  55. Happy Hop Day Sheila! Or yes, you are a red white and Blue lover! great blocks, I love pinwheels. Yes I did wonder how your blocks were staying on your door. What a great background for pictures! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  56. Summer means flowers and garden vegetables. This summer it means watering as we haven't had much rain. Love the flowers.

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  57. That door is a great place to take pictures! My favorite time of summer is Farmer's Market time. The smell of fresh tomatoes and basil, the colors, the people (and dogs!). Love it!

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  58. Great blocks Sheila... they look like flags hanging on the door hinges.... have a great red white and blue day...
    My favourite part about summer - evenings on the porch...
    Hugz

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  59. the whirlygig is definitely my fav! Now to find a glass of lemonade....

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  60. I really enjoyed your blocks! Thanks so much for sharing. I enjoy all the boats out on the lake in the summer. Thanks, I would love the tote.

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  61. Love all your blocks! They look super on your old gate. They would make a great table cover or even a sampler quilt.

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win a lovely bag.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Beautifully patriotic blocks. Your gate door is very photogenic, great setting.

    Enjoy your 4th of July.

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  63. Lovely RW&B blocks. Thank you for letting us visit. That barn door is a great place to showcase quilting. I'm a new follower.

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  64. Wow, love all your blocks! The pinwheels just never get old. the barn door is wonderful.

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  65. My goodness you've been busy! Beautiful blocks. One of my favorite things about summer is stopping by the produce stands and buying fresh fruits and veggies. A new market bag would be perfect!

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  66. Your blocks are beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win the market bag. If I don't win would you tell what pattern you used to make the bag. This blog hop has been fantastic.

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  67. Loved all your blocks and really loved the drink cup block!!!

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  68. Love your red white and blue blocks! Really nice combo's. I would make a small wallhanging or a table runner out of them!

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  69. Love the blocks red white and blue reminds me of Summer too. Like tge cute glass quilts too.

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  70. I'm not entering for the giveaway and wanted to stop and tell you how much I enjoyed your blocks. The Whirligig is a favorite -- I inherited a love of pinwheel blocks from my mother. Thanks!

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  71. I agree with summer and really fun pinwheels and red white and blue. Your blocks are super fun and thank you for sharing. Happy Fourth of July...

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  72. Sheila, Love your blocks!! They remind me of the 108 blocks donated to me to make quilts for the guys who were deployed to Afghanistan with my daughter! My favorite part of summer is the warm weather...I'm still patiently waiting for it! Your market tote is just too cute!!!

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  73. Love them girlfriend! You had lots of fun creating them!
    Hmmm...favorite part of Summer....long days filled with laughter.

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  74. Great job Sheila. I think you should make a quilt with all the blocks, add some other blocks between, maybe solids with a little embroidery. Enter me in the bag drawing.

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  75. Sheila wonderful blocks....I too love red, white and blue. I guess my favorite part of summer would be just the laid back atmosphere and the long hours of daylight.....enjoy your holiday

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  76. Sheila wonderful blocks....I too love red, white and blue. I guess my favorite part of summer would be just the laid back atmosphere and the long hours of daylight.....enjoy your holiday

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  77. Great blocks! You could make a table topper with them. I really enjoy the long days do summer and being able to stay outside longer. Thanks for the chance to win your pretty tote.

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  78. Wow, each one looked so good individually and then when you put them all together, just incredible!! Love the picture on the gate, so cool.

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  79. Love your blocks especially the lemonade one. It think my favorite part of summer is that it is just a more relaxed time of the year for most people.

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  80. Your blocks are really cool...My favorite part of summer is when I get to spend it by the seaside...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  81. You were busy...lots of fun blocks. I love the glass of lemonade the best!

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  82. I love the double pinwheel block. Very cute!
    I love the sun and ice cream :)

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  83. my favorite part of summer is the opportunity to eat outdoors and enjoy the evening hours since it stayls light late and is warmer. It can be so sweet to enjoy garden fresh foods adn visit will people you care about.

    thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. All your blocks are lovely and would make a gorgeous table runner.
    My favorite thing about summer is, swimming.

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  85. Watermelon is my favorite part of summer....or it is quilitng in the AC on a hot day!?

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  86. Beautiful blocks, I really like your lemonade!! That tote looks great too, thanks for the chance! Good to hop with you!!

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  87. Love your combination of quilt blocks. Thank you for sharing.

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  88. I love all your blocks, but especially #4,6,and 7.
    Love the barn door. Great background for pretty blocks. They would make a pretty table runner. They would also be great for Quilts of Valor.

    I love to float in the pool in the summer.
    thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

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  89. Since I live in Alabama I can be at the white sandy beaches of the gulf in 3 and 1/2 hours so I love to go the beach several times a year. It is so relaxing and the water and sand are beautiful. Thanks rebathered@charter.net

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  90. I love all your block they perfectly show that summer family time. Reminds you of your grandmothers, mothers and cousins and all the great summer fun we had as a kid. Thank you so much for all you hard work.

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  91. I love your blocks- - very pretty! Thanks for the chance in a giveaway!
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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  92. Hi Sheila,
    ypur bocks are gorgeous, I love these colors too.
    Thank you for linking up to the funny pp-summer block, great!
    Did I read giveaway, wunderful bag, I´ll wish me good luck *lol*
    Thanks!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  93. Your blocks are great. I love the colors..the patterns are great on the barn door. I love making pinwheels (You will see on July 12th). I agree--the mini is perfect for a cold glass of lemonade.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  94. Sheila, your blocks are awesome! I think they would make a beautiful wall hanging. Make sure you show us what you make!

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  95. I LOVE TO CAMP!! I know it kind of infringes upon my quilting time (sitting there in the hot sun with a quilt in your lap does not compute LOL) BUT!! It is family time! :)
    OH, SO in love with the barn door behind your Beautiful blocks!

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  96. I love the way you displayed the blocks on the fence door. Great variety, it would be hard to pick a favorite.

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  97. My favorite part of summer is picking fresh berries from the garden.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  98. Love lemonade. I love the fence door perfect background for great blocks. Thank you for the giveaway if chosen we have farmer's markets here - great to support the producers of our daily fare. So in summer go to gardens where can pick you own fruit - especially cherries (USA cherries are here) & strawberries. The bag would match!

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  99. Very lovely blocks. Especially like the glass of lemonade...perfect for a mug rug! Summer is all about family and vacations and unstructured time. Thanks!

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  100. So many fantastic blocks you made. And I really like to win your bag. Thank you! tubakk@online.no

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  101. My favorite part of summer is having the break from the classroom to sew/quilt!

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  102. It is a very nice tote bag Sheila- I love pink and gray together.
    The whirlygig block is very fun - I love blocks that create movement.
    Your Canadian postcard pieces are lovely- I love the little Maple leaf.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  103. All your blocks are beautiful and I love how you photographed them on your old door. The hinge looked like a hanger!

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  104. love your blocks - pinwheels are just so cool - and that little mug rug is so cute !

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  105. I love the whirlygig block!
    Summer should be about sunshine and lazy days in the garden but here in the UK it's done nothing but rain!!

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