Friday, July 6, 2012

Red White and Blue


Welcome....
if you're here for the 
red, white and blue blog hop! 


My spider web block is 10.5" unfinished.
Followed these directions.

Okay, why didn't you tell me these were so
easy and cool to make?
Why?

At a retreat a few years ago, they were all making spider web blocks.  
I loved the quilts, but it looked involved.  
They had paper bag templates and were 'ironing' with these little roller tools, 
and I remember my brain fuzzing over.

But 3 years later, the idea of making 
ONE block was right up my alley.

One block 
became 4.


I'm loving these reds. 
Most of the prints are out of 
our Candy Apple charm pack.


I thoroughly enjoyed this block challenge.
 
Be sure to visit the other blogs scheduled for today.

July 6th
Quilt Taffy (you are here)

Thank you to madame samm 
for putting this all together, 
and to jane for hosting!

84 comments:

  1. Oooh these are lovely - very eyecatching.

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  2. Web blocks are so much and these are just so sweet; your mini look adorable.

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  3. SWEET!! I've got to try this. I love the scrappy hexagon that emerges as a secondary pattern. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. oooh...I want to try one. The wall-hanging is delightful!

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  5. Beautiful Block! That white pops those colors out. I will have to try this block. Thank you for sharing....Judith, Texas

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  6. Corrie, I love how these blocks grew, and grew, and grew! A gorgeous quilt!

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  7. I must say my dear....never has a spider web looked sew good...and I see those details right to the middle of the spin, spun, web lol....ohhhhh I think you may have climbed the ladder to number .....lol wink

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  8. Absolutely love how it came out!

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  9. I have a ton of red scraps - this block would be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Corrie, Where are my sunnies? The block is stunning. Never seen spiderweb like this.

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  11. How interesting never seen this pattern before it is amazing. Thanks

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  12. Oh Corrie, I am just in Love with your Blocks!! Someday I will be making one, two maybe four! Is it really easy peasy for someone who just made her very first Block for this Blog Hop??

    Huggs,Nancy

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  13. Your spiderweb blocks are fantastic!

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  14. Wonderful - I love the way your topper evolved - very nice block. Judy C

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  15. Lovely block and even more beautiful topper , great job!

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  16. Corrie! So adorable..I love all the bright colors...Thank you for the link to the pattern.. I have never looked at the spiderweb block.. So many great ideas coming from this hop!

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  17. Love your block ! Cute blog too. I'll have to check out the pattern you used.

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  18. Very nice! I like the idea of a banner along the porch.

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  19. Looks like you have the same affliction most of us in the blog hop had--we can't stop at one! LOL! So glad you didn't stop. Those blocks are beautiful, especially grouped together. Great job!

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  20. Love the block Corrie. And love the four spiderweb blocks together. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Such wonderful inspiration from everyone.

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  21. These blocks are fantastic! Thank you for the link to the tutorial. I'm glad to hear the block may not be as complicated and involved as I've always though! Thanks for joining the hop!

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  22. Awesome blocks! Love the fabric. I really like how you displayed them on your railing, very cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Wow!!!! I really love these!!! The red really pops!!!!

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  24. I never wanted to to a spider web until I saw your little block of four quilt! I think those cute reds really make it so crisp and pretty.

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  25. Wow! Beautiful! Love your vibrant reds in those blocks

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  26. I love the Candy Apple fabric. Sew bright and cheerful! Thanks for the link to the spiderweb tut. I am trying this soon!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  27. To start with I saw stars. And suddenly I saw a circle! I shook my head! Wow! Well done, they are lovely.

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  28. Corrie, those fabrics have such a feel of freshness and create excitement to celebrate! Your mat is fabulous!

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  29. Oooh, what yummy colors. And isn't that a fun secondary design when you put the four blocks together. Wonder what a whole quilt would look like - I must try this!

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  30. To start with I saw stars. And suddenly I saw a circle! I shook my head! Wow! Well done, they are lovely.

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  31. I love it!! It looks amazing!! I just love the fabrics you chose!!

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  32. I love your block! It's on the top of my NEXT QUILT to make list! Seriously, I was just "re-studying" it two days ago! I have so many scraps it's a sin! lol Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I love a spider web block! :o) crazy fun!!

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  34. that touch of blue was a clever idea. go Corrie.

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  35. I do like the spider web blocks and the RW&B looks terrific.

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  36. LOVE your blocks!! I want to try this now! :-)

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  37. I'm still chicken to try a spiderweb block, but I certainly feel it's more "doable" now that you've expressed the same fears! Yours are fabulous!! REally fabulous!!

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  38. Oh I just love it. They just pop.

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  39. Love this block and your choice of fabrics!! Thanks for the link to the directions!

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  40. Corrie, I am sooo in love with this!! I love red as much as pink and this looks amazing. This is a must try block. I love how it forms a web in the middle. BTW, beautiful pictures! Thanks for playing and the link to the block.

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  41. I love this block. It's so yummy!

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  42. Beautiful Corrie! I think I have that candy apple charm pack. :)
    Deborah

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  43. love, love it. Love all those reds.I have made a string quilt before and they are so much fun.

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  44. I have to do this! I saved that same tutorial and haven't tried it yet. I know I have a charm pack here that I can use. I love how yours turned out!

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  45. So cute! Never thought to make this with a color scheme in mind.

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  46. The reds and that touch of blue are so crisp and clear. love them!! This looks amazing! good job Corrie Dawn!!!

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  47. Very striking. Love your variety using this pattern. Great job.

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  48. How cute Corrie - I've never made a spider web block but I love the way it turns out. blessings, marlene

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  49. WOW! Those are beautiful blocks. Great job. I've got a tutorial saved of that block and knew at one point I'd want to try one myself. I think you've convinced me to put that on my list of those I want to try soon.

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  50. Beautiful - your fabrics really make the block sing. Great choices.

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  51. I am with you! I thought that the spider web block was overwhelming... but yours is the prettiest one I have ever seen! I might have to trust you and give it a try! Thanks for the nudge!!!

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  52. I love how you put it all together, wonderful piece to make with different americana fabrics.

    Debbie

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  53. Great job. I love the spots of blue. Really makes them pop.

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  54. What a great block to make to use up scraps! You did a super job on the blocks/quilt!!!

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  55. That is a beautiful block, I love all the red fabrics with the blue middle and of course the way stars are formed by putting the spider webs together.

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  56. WoW! Your block is great! Your four blocks together are awesome. I've never made this block but I'd like to give it a try. Thanks for the "how to" and for sharing with us.

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  57. I LOVE your block. Keep quilting and keep showing your blocks. If this is your beginning block, you've got a world of quilting out there just waiting for you! I've never made a spiderweb block and I might to go try that now. Thanks.
    www.quilterinmotion.com

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  58. Very beautiful! I really love your blocks!

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  59. Those look fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. This is a wonderful string block! Thanks for the RWB.

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  61. One block looks nice, but WOW the four together make an awesome quilt.

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  63. WOW!! Your blocks are gorgeous! When I saw them, they took my breath away. Great job!

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  64. Corrie...YOU never cease to amaze me...beautiful work. How fun for the 4th!!! Great job :0)

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  65. Love the mostly red in your blocks! And can we ever stop at one?

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  66. I love the string blocks, So bright and cheery! Well done!
    cheers
    maggie

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  67. Beautiful blocks and love the reds!

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  68. Love the design and the colors! Such a cheerful combination!

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  69. Love your block! Great job! Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  70. Thanks for sharing, love that block as well as the fabric choice!

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  71. I love your blocks they look like fun but I don't know if I have patience's for paper piecing.

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  72. Fantastic blocks, Corrie! I adore this design and am loving your fabric choices. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  73. I am totaly in love with this pattern and with your selection of patriotic prints - brilliant! Can't wait to see the yummy pinks & aquas? It's every bit as pretty...almost done, too!

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  74. Ok...I totally don't know why, but your fabulous block makes me want a big ol' piece of cherry pie with lots of whip topping. hee,hee,hee.
    So wonderful!

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  75. Love the reds in your spider web block and the secondary design when all 4 are sewn together! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. love the block and the mini quilt - thanks for the link - and I LOVE your candy apple charm packs - mine are nearly all gone so I'll be visiting for more soon :)

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  77. I Love your RWB Block! I've never mad the spider block. Thanks for the pattern! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

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  78. I've got to try this block - it's beautiful!

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