Thursday, September 4, 2014

September ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4!



1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4!

Today is #4 of September ...
and I have 3 projects to show you
... and #4 is a Giveaway!

 #1


Prairie Pinwheels Gingham Baby Quilt

This baby quilt measures 43" by 52"
Riley Blake GIngham
Medium Gingham Check for the Squares and outer border and binding
Small Gingham Check for the dimension pinwheels
Kona White Solid for the sashing
Aurifil 2021 50/2 for piecing and 40/2 for quilting

I <3 this quilt!
The prairie point pinwheels stand up for little fingers to grasp.


They even fluttered when the breeze caught them when I took these photos.


Pieced Ladder Quilt Backing

When I saw the Save the Riley Blake Gingham campaign ...

I knew I had the perfect fat quarter pieces in my stash.


Some of these FQs had already been cut into for other projects.
I like scrappy quilts and gingham is a perfect addition to any scrap quilt.
It really draws the eye and says, "Pretty!"

I really do prefer Riley Blake Gingham.
I have used others many time before and this is the best.
I am hoping to have RBG tucked into my fabric drawers for a long, long time
and that they will continue to make this classic fabric so I can keep replenishing my stash.



Prairie Point Pinwheels Closeup


Center of quilt

I like these dimensional pinwheels in a baby quilt
for little fingers to grasp and play.


Here is the top.

I added an outer border of medium gray Riley Blake Gingham.


The binding is aqua medium check Riley Blake Gingham.


Here is the back.

I pieced a ladder back with the extra gingham and sashing strips 
and added a cute ducky print. 


Here is a closeup of the straight line quilting.


This quilt is for my Grand-darling and I will be delivering it to her soon!
My grandbaby girl has been very busy growing this summer.

#2


Patchwork of the Crosses Block!

This pattern is attributed to Lucy Boston.

This is my first ever EPP block!


I bought this as a kit from my friend,

Jan @ Sew and Sow Farm

from her Featherweight Quilt Co Etsy Shop

I followed Jan's Lucy Boston Block Tutorial 
for piecing this block.

I do not know why I did not think I could do this kind of hand piecing.
It is sew much fun!


Butterfly helped.


Katniss helped.

I do have some arthritis in my hands and it is slow going,
but I am finding this so relaxing that I am going to make a quilt!

The center of my block is not a perfect as Jan's precise stitching,
but I am pleased with my first block.
This one will probably be turned into a pillow.

On her Featherweight Quilt Company facebook site 
you can see all the beautiful blocks in Jan's album.

Jan also has a great pictorial showing how she fussy cuts these blocks ...



I have this beautiful floral border print and am planning to make a quilt.
I have fussy cut the first center for my first block.
You will be seeing more of this quilt in progress as I will be doing
a lot of slow-stitching hand-sewing in the next few months.

Click Here for Jan's Fussy Cutting Pictorial

Thank you, Jan, for all your helpful tutorials and your beautiful block kit!


# 3


Maple Leaf Mug Rugs!

Fall is falling!

I love everything about fall.

Fall fabrics and colors are my favorites.



I found how to make these mug rugs when I spent some time
 in the beautiful Green Mountains in Vermont.
At Stowe Fabric & Yarn ,
 a lovely shop tucked on a side street in this picturesque town center,
they had some pretty maple leaf shaped mug rugs.
I <3 Stowe!


Butterfly helped me chose the fabrics.

Online I found this ...


Maple Leaf Mug Mug Rug Pictorial and PDF pattern @ The Quilting Board


Sew I was off and sewing my own maple leaf mug rugs.


Katniss helped.


For the first one I followed the pictorial from the Quilting Board.
It makes a beautifully shaped leaf.


Sew


Batting side


Trim


Cut to shape


Turn right side out and shape.


By the second one I was sewing without the paper.

I cut to size, sandwiched and then sewed.

Works for me!


I did not use the paper pattern for quilting either.

Also, I found the "v" at the bottom a little too tricky for me.


These are very pretty and coaster size.

Then I decided to simplify the pattern and make it a little larger.

I drew and cut my own pattern ...


Feel free to print for your own use.

This shape is actually the one I found in Stowe.

This one is a larger and more mug rug size.

It measures 6" from point to point.

I plan to make larger ones this fall for place mats.

I need some new fall place mats!

I hope you enjoy making some of these, too!

#4

Giveaway Time!

This Giveaway is now closed.

Winners announced HERE


I will select four of these mug rugs and



 send ONE with a copy of the paper pattern
to each of  FOUR of my readers!

I will mail anywhere in the world.


You do not need to be a follower to win.

1st Chance ...


Leave me one lovely comment.
My quilty kitties and I love comments.


You do need to leave an email address where I can contact you to let you know if you are the lucky winner and to get your mailing address.


My blog does not allow anonymous comments to keep away the robots.
If you do not have an ID to leave a comment, you may email me
at the address under "Contact Me" at the the top of my blog 
and I will enter your comment for you.


2nd chance ... 


As a extra thank you to my followers, you may leave an 

additional comment telling me how you follow.

This giveaway closes on

September 16th at Midnight EST

I will use a random number generator 
to choose the winners and 


I will announce the four winners on September 17th!


This Giveaway is now closed.

Winners announced HERE




To enjoy all the beautiful creations today,
visit my bog hop friends:

Thursday, September 4

Life in the Scrapatch (you are here)

Thanks to 


and 


and to all the lovely quilters participating

and to all my visitors!


I will not be posting a tutorial for this quilt.

I am working on writing up the pattern and will be looking for testers.

Hopefully soon!

Did you know I am a September Girl?

My birthday is Sept 6th!

I am turning 62 with my best days ahead of me.

September has always been a month of change for me.

It is a time of new beginnings in the scrapatch ...  :)

Edit Sept 6th:  Linking up  with
Weekly Inspiration @ Nini & the Sea


<3

146 comments:

  1. I am so in love with your baby quilt I just cannot stand it! The gingham is just perfect. I just stopped by to say hi, no need to count me in your giveaway.

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  2. Oh Pat, that quilt is absolutely darling. If you need a little help testing, I am here for you. Your grandbaby girl has grown a lot this summer what a C-U-T-I-E!! And another little note, Your pictures are just perfect and sew are your other projects! :)

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  3. Fantastic quilt!!! Your fall leaves will look wonderful enlarged for placemats. Thank you for sharing your summer projects.

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  4. Your gingham baby quilt is just adorable, lucky little girl! The other projects are also great.

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  5. The pinwheel quit is ADORABLE and I love your mug rugs. You sure are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today!

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  6. Wow, Pat. That quilt is pinwheel peeerrrfeeect!!!!! Love it. You never disappoint. Look at that lovely EPP block. Jan does rock with those patterns. Your mug rugs are a great inspiration for fall. It's great that you decided to make your own pattern.
    I'm a September girl, too! Let's celebrate. :)

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  7. Oh, and I'm a VERY happy follower.

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  8. Love the gingham quilt. So pretty!

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  9. I'm a Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

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  10. Oh...my! I have no words for you...ok, just one...BEAUTIFUL! All I could think, as I read, was oh....wow....oh. Not very original eh? That gingham quilt is stupendous!!! Oh, and hurry and get it tested...I sew, sew, sew want that pattern!!! xox

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  11. And f.y.i; I stalk you as many ways as I can; I'm like your third cat LOL

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  12. Oh, Pat, that Prairie Point Pinwheel quilt is gorgeous - your pictures are fantastic. So bright and cheery! I like that you used the small check for the pinwheels and the medium check for the blocks. I'ts perfect for the granddarling! Then your Lucy EPP block - I know how much work goes in to the fussy-cut, the hand-stitching, the layout... it's wonderful! Then your maple leaf mug rugs, such cuteness. Our maple leaves are turning - can't believe it's September already! Time flies when you're having fun, I suppose!

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    1. P.S. Happy Birthday this weekend!!

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  14. first of all happy birthday for the 6th, you are catching up with me in years! What a lovely quilt for your beautiful granddaughter, I love the added pin wheels and how you get the lines so straight with the gingham is so spot on wonderful. Maple leaves are glorious too have had to make a new folder on pinterest for mug rugs. Katniss is such a beautiful cat

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  15. I am a follower on blog lovin at least I think that is how I follow you

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  16. Your quilt is just beautiful. What more can I say! Happy birthday for the 6th. Mine is the 13th so it's coming up soon.

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  17. Pat, what an adorable quilt with the touchy-feely pinwheels. They are perfect for a little one. What a perfect combo with the ginghams. I'll help you in any way I can with your pattern testing, my friend. I have my Lucy Boston book and just order the paper pieces and acrylic templates. I did a tad of EPP on a trip with Bonnie Hunter. I guess I've committed myself now. I have had my book for six months and haven't done a thing. I'm moving that direction, I love the leaf mug rugs. The only quilt I have that Mom made is a Maple Leaf quilt. The mug rugs remind of that quilt. So they are near and dear to my heart. You've been busy with some wonderful projects. Thanks for participating in the hop and being an great inspiration.

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  18. You have been so busy with lovely projects. I love the baby quilt and baby! The leaf coasters are great , I must see if I have any suitable fabric.

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  19. Love your pinwheel quilt... so excited you will write a pattern for it! And the receiver is a cutie! :) I also love how you are fussy cutting your Lucy block and have help from Butterfly and Katniss ! lol The mug rugs are awesome.. I want to try them if I don't win 1 :) Thanks for the chance to win something you made! Kathi

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  20. Happy early birthday wishes. I am also a September Girl. September 1st. What a wonderful month : - )

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  21. That baby quilt is beautiful! And I love those fall leaves too. :0)

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  22. And I follow you with feedly...thanks for the giveaway! :0)

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  23. I love your gingham baby quilt - and your grand - darling is gorgeous!

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  24. Absolutely adorable pinwheel quilt! I have no idea how you made the pinwheels three dimensional but I do know that sweet little one is going to love it! I don't do EPP because I embroider and do wool applique and just can't fit in the time to have another hand sewing passion but I always love seeing what others are making with them. And the mug rugs - what a wonderful idea! blessings, marlene

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  25. Now who couldn't love a post that features such a precious little thing like that grandbaby of yours. She is so cute! Love that pinwheel quilt and how it is 3 dimensional. My hubby needs a mug rug for his coffee cup! Thank you for sharing your projects and that sweet little girl with us. :)

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  26. absolutely stunning ....your gingham project soooo darn lovely, had me swooning....all of your projects along with your sweet cats and grand baby a nice addition to a lovely summer....happy name sake day may it be a year of memories and laughter

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  27. That baby quilt is just gorgeous. Any baby would love to hang out on it.

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  28. Amazingly beautiful pinwheel quilt! And the maple leaf mug rugs are very clever. I hope you have a very happy birthday too!

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  29. Oh well done my Friend!!! I LOVE your pinwheel quilt, that is so dang adorable!! Great job sweetie. You deserve the WOW for the day :) And your leaf's are adorable too. Just perfect for you, as I know how much you love Fall. I'm glad you found some fun in the EPP project, enjoy making a quilt with it.

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  30. LOVE IT!!! It IS just so A D O R A B L E!!!!! I love the 3-D pinwheels especially...but that gigham is to die for too! Great finish!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

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  31. I love your pinwheel quilt some day I hope to make something like this. Great job!! The fall colors used for the placemats and mug rugs are more my colors they are so fun looking thanks for sharing.

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  32. The gingham quilt is wonderful--love the dimensional pinwheels the best!!! Also all your projects are great especially the mug rugs!

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  33. What a darling baby quilt Pat ! I really love that the pinwheels can be grasped by tiny hands...things like that are so important for babies as they learn. The look they get when they've grabbed and pulled it up to their mouth is so priceless ! I so admire the Lucy Boston EPP, and your mug rugs are so cute and look so pretty with those coffee mugs !

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  34. I follow you Bloglovin my friend !

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  35. Your gingham quilt is super cute and fresh. I love it! I also like your hand piecing and your leaf mug rugs. Very nicely put together. You have had a good summer!

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  36. This is just the cutest quilt!! Love the prarie points for that added bit of fun. The leaf mug rugs are perfect for this time of year and as a few have said - enlarged for a placemat would make a great table setting.

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  37. And I totally forgot to say - Happy Birthday!!

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  38. That pinwheel quilt could not be any cuter! I love the 3d effect and.....oh..... I just love everything about it. Great leafy mug rugs. I know that Katniss and Butterfly would not let you show us anything that wasn't just perfect! Thanks for sharing it all today....and Happy Birthday! May you be blessed with many, many more happy, healthy years!

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  39. ANd I'm a happy follower via GFC and Bloglovin. Thanks so much!

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  40. I am having problems commenting. Probably foggy brain at this end. Just wanted to add to the compliments on your baby quilt. It is delightful. the photos for the mug rug really explained the process well. Have a great birthday. Joanne

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  41. Happy Birthday :) You have such great projects here, the maple leaves are really cute and I love the 3d of the pinwheels...and I have the Lucy Boston kit tucked away myself, I love the template :)

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  42. How beautiful!! (All three projects!) I love the pinwheel quilt!
    Happy Birthday for Saturday!!

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  43. Hi Pat! Love how your pinwheel quilt turned out. Would love to be a pattern tester when the time comes. The 3D pinwheels are so cute and the gingham is the perfect touch. Your fall leaves are gorgeous! Fall colors are just so pretty.

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  44. Happy birthday in advance. My birthday is in September too (25th). I hope all your changes will be positive ones. I loved seeing your projects. The baby quilt is my absolute favourite. But that is strictly because I do not have the patience for the Lucy Boston quilt....I do love the way it looks! And I will have to make a stack of those leaves.... Thank you for sharing them, too!

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  45. ohhhhhhhh Pat!!!!! Your quilt is gorgeous!!!! Just gorgeous!!!!

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  46. That baby quilt is so adorable and absolutely gorgeous...love, love, love it! I'm impressed with your EPP and how beautiful it is and those little leaves are perfect for a nice hot cup of tea this Fall. Happy Birthday a little early!

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  47. Of course I follow you everywhere and love it!

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  48. Your quilt is so deserving of praise today. Congratulations. Your mug rugs are wonderful. I am loving how they turned out. The kitties are your best helpers. Their fabric selections are outstanding.

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  49. Plus, I am one of your followers.

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  50. Wow wow wow, pick of the day for sure. What a fabulous quilt with a fabulous background. You have been a very busy bee this summer. What incredible results. Love those mug rugs...and those blocks! :-)

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  51. Oh wow...I am speechless of all these lovelies you have created...That quilt...that quilt...that quilt...
    SO ORIGINAL! I may have to let that be an inspiration for a Christmas quilt I am working on! Those little mugs are just so perfect for this time of year...September is my favorite...
    Amazing work..just amazing!

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  52. That is really gorgeous!!!! I love it. Your projects are all terrific.

    Happy birthday. My DH's is this weekend too.

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  53. OK, you have made my jaw drop with your darling quilt! I have my eye on those same coaster/mats myself. It was suggested that they'd make great hot pads in a larger size too!

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  54. I thoroughly enjoy keeping up with your talents and your kitties' antics on both GFC and Bloglovin' :D

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  55. That gingham baby quilt is sweet!! Love the pinwheel idea for little fingers :)

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  56. I follow you via bloglovin. I like your reworked leaf pattern. Fall is my daughter's favorite season. Would love to make a set for her.

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  57. Your GrandDarling is precious and this RBD Gingham Pinwheel quilt is beautiful. The dimension is wonderful. Each of your projects is fabulous. Fall mug rugs...lovely. The fabrics are perfect. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Gingham Bliss...

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  58. Oh Pat all your pieces are just Gorgeous!! I am just in awe with your Baby Quilt.....mesmerized might be a better word. I'll have to look into the EPP Blocks, I love relaxing work, yours is sew pretty!! Your Mug Rugs are a charming Fall accessory! Thanks so much for sharing your Gorgeous pieces with us!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  59. I follow you on Bloglovin~

    Nancy

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  60. The Patchwork Cross really caught my eye. Loving the chance to win your mug rugs. I am a brand new follower of your blog. In the past, I linked to you thru my cousin's blog, Stitchin by the Lake.

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  61. Love your post-so full of great ideas. My favorite is that Prarie Point Pinwheel baby quilt-so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. I LOVE your Prairie Point Pinwheel quilt!!! Perfect fabric for it and those prairie points just take it right over the top!!! If you are looking for a tester....I'll volunteer!! I've done one quilt with prairie point pinwheels and just think they are fabulous!

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  63. Oh MY GOODNESS! What gorgeous projects! I absolutely love the baby quilt-A beautiful quilt for a beautiful baby girl.
    I have seen the Lucy Boston blocks on Jan's blog and they are really pretty. I love how she fussy cuts all of them. I think yours is beautiful too.
    Your mug rugs are adorable. I would never have thought to use the maple leaf as a pattern. Thank you so much for a chance to win.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I hope you have many, many more!

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  64. Love the idea of the pinwheels! Love the bright quilt, made me smile :)

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  65. That one is a definite winner. Your Darling Grand- daughter will cherish it always.

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  66. The baby quilt is beautiful! And so is also the baby :) Patchwork of the Crosses Block is also very beautiful.
    I love the idea to make mug rugs shaped as maple leaves, and I would love to win one of yours :) Happy birthday Sept 6th!

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  67. Can you hear my SQUEAL????? Your Gingham Quilt is Stupendously gorgeous and fun and cute, and colorful, and unique, and................I could go on and on!! Great Job!!!!
    Gmama Jane

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  68. BTW< I've been a follower from WAAAAAAy back.. Google Friend Connect is my way of viewing your beautiful projects. I'm in serious Like with the leaf mug rug tip. What a great way to trace, sew, & turn..Voila!
    Gmama Jane

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  69. Just found your blog and will add it to my favorites! The Maple mug rugs are great. owuld love to have the pattern

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  70. I know everyone is lining up to test out your pattern, but I'd like to join in and say I'd love to test your pattern too. It is just adorable, as is your little grand!

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  71. Hi Pat! WOWZERS! I LOVE that lil quilt! it is sew adorable. I love the 3D pinwheels! And the backing is so cute too! Great job and I know everyone will want that pattern! You Lucy block looks fantastic! And I love the floral that you are planning your quilt around. Thank you also for the shout out! Also your Maple Leaf mug rugs are so pretty! I love Autumn and these colors too. Happy Birthday my friend! I hope you have many many many more! xo jan

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  72. Fun projects. The quilt is so cheerful....great job. I really like the leaf mug rugs...perfect for fall.

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  73. I'm exhausted already and have only stopped at two blogs! Lots of projects! The gingham quilt is just wonderful. I like the dimensional pinwheels. How cute are those leaf coasters. I'm going to have to make a few.

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  74. Oh the quilt is just too cute!!! I love it! And all the other projects are fabulous too.

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  75. Oh, I love your Prairie "Baby" quilt. I like your idea for her to grab hold of. All your projects are beautiful.

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  76. Comment via email from Annette ...

    "Pat, I love your gingham baby quilt! It is so bright and cheerful that I know Sprout will enjoy playing with the pinwheels! The EPP block is fabulous! You have beat me again at trying something new for me, but I love the way you did the fussy cutting. The mug rugs are fabulous and definitely an added feature anyone would love to have. Well done on all three projects! Fabulous!"

    Thank you, Annette, for the kind words ... :)

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  77. Oh my goodness, your pinwheel quilt is absolutely stunning! The perfect little quilt for a very beautiful grandbaby. Thank you for the maple leaf coasters which are very pretty. I think I need a set for myself. Hope you have a wonderful day on your upcoming birthday. Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

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  78. I follow you and your little balls of fur via GFC. Wouldn't miss any of your posts.

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  79. Your gingham baby quilt is adorable. Baby quilts are my favorite thing to make. You mug rug looks like a fun project to make for fall.

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  80. My Dear Friend as usual your quilt is so beautiful and that precious little girl will love it . The maple leafs are really cute and also coming from a land of maple leafs I think I will make some. I loved the block you did by hand . I can't do much hand sewing my fingers have actually turned to the outside of my hands from arthritis,not all of them but two most important ones. My battery is running low so I will send you blessings for now.

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  81. I follow your blog by email and always enjoy it.

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  82. You also know that I am a happy follower through your blog.

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  83. What a beautiful baby quilt for a beautiful baby! I love the leaves. I can see one as a hot pad with the loop as a stem. Katniss is always such a big help but Butterfly appears to be trying to keep all the fabric. What fun company to sew with!

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  84. I'm lovin' your blog on Bloglovin'.

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  85. Happy Birthday! I'm lovin your gingham quilt. Very unique to have pinwheels that baby can hold onto. Of course, I want a chance at the giveaway. kthurn@bektel.com

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  86. I follow with Bloglovin and also email updates. kthurn@bektel.com

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  87. Love the mug rugs - such a great idea! And love, love, love the gingham quilt - it is so coolio! What great things you have been making!

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  88. Absolutely loving this quilt. Best I've seen in a long time. I've begun testing patterns, so if you're interested, you can email me at dahlgren0609 at gmail dot com. You can see some of my work on Instagram@cindydahlgren1 or flikr CindyD1959. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  89. Wonderful projects! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  90. I've been a follower for ages. Notifications come up on the side of my blog.

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  91. your projects are wonderful. and you are so creative. thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

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  92. I love your Gingham baby quilt really pretty. The coasters and the pussy cats as so cute, thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  93. Your kitties are so adorable. I am a new follower via email

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  94. The Gingham Baby Quilt is adorable. Love it. Such a great idea for the leaf coasters. Maybe could make like a holly leaf for Christmas. I'll have to think about that. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  95. Love your pieces you showed us. I am a day late, so I am trying to play catch-up Love the cross block and the leaf mug rug. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. Oooops, I forgot to tell you. I follow you on bloglovin.

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  97. All projects are perfect gifts, My favorite is the cross block. The colors are beautiful together.

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  98. Beautiful projects and Happy, Happy Birthday a day early!

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  99. What wonderful projects! Your gingham pinwheel quilt is the sweetest!

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  100. I love your maple leaf coasters and your gingham quilt is gorgeous.

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  101. I love your maple leaf coasters and your gingham quilt is gorgeous.

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  102. Why Happy Birthday tomorrow! It's also my husband's birthday, and he's turning the big 3-0! lol, he's actually nervous about it. Silly John. Lovin's to the kitties, they have worked hard helping pick out all those beautiful fabrics. I never thought EPP would be something I would want to do, but I really like these honeycombs you're working on. Thanks for peaking my interests. By the way, I would LOVE to be a tester for your pattern :) I'm sure you have quite a list of people saying so, but put me on that list for sure! Thanks for sharing your projects!
    ~Brandy
    pamperedpettit.blogspot.com

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  103. What a beautiful grandbaby! And lucky you to have so much help with your projects. :)

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  104. Happy birthday, a tiny bit early. Have a great one! Your quilt is absolutely outstanding! It would have been a beauty even without the pinwheels but that sure moved it up a notch. I just started doing some EPP and am "caught"; what an addiction! Your blocks are wonderful.

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  105. I love, love your quilt and the mug rugs! I would like to make some of the leaves in fall colors too!

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  106. Happy Birthday tomorrow! I really love the maple leaves. Fall is my favorite time of year. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. Your gingham baby quilt is beautiful and fun. I like your Lucy Boston blocks too. I think you did a good job on everything.

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  108. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day. I love your baby quilt, the blocks and I love the maple leaf mug rug. Well I guess what I should have said ... I love all your work!!!! Hope I can win one of your maple leaf designs. Thank you for all your posts. Enjoy them.

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  109. You've done the world of gingham proud!! A lovely quilt. I haven't made 3D pinwheels in years, but they are fun! Your Lucy Boston block is to die for. One of my favorite patterns. Always makes my heart sing. The maple leaf coasters are not only clever, they are awesome!! Thanks for sharing the how-to. I'm working on a big project and they are just the right little project to throw into the mix when I need a little diversion.

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  110. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a fun day celebrating you!! I love your gingham pinwheel quilt, what a cheery quilt. Butterfly and Katniss are very talented sewists...you're so luck to have such lovely assistants! Thank you for sharing and the give away!

    Nini~

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  111. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day. The prairie pinwheel quilt is great. I saw it and it just made me smile! Your other projects are lovely too.

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  112. Debbieann commented by email ...

    " Hi Pat

    I love your fall fun...the kitties just look so adorable modelling and presenting....lol.

    The maple leaves are awesome and look relatively easy. Your fabric choices are awesome.... I can sew using them as 3-D embellishments on other quilty projects.

    Keep up the fabulous work."

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  113. Happy Birthday. We were born the same year. I LOVE your Prairie Pinwheel baby quilt. I have done EPP hexies, but your pattern looks so much more interesting. As a Canadian, well, what can I say-Maple Leaf is one of my favorite designs. Your mug rugs are awesome!

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  114. Happy Birthday - even though I am a day late with that! Your baby quilt is the sweetest I have ever seen!! I love fall and your Maple Leaf coasters!

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  115. I am a follower on Bloglovn!

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  116. First since I am so late getting started on blog hopping I get to wish you a BELATED happy bday. (I am approximately one month older than you, Pat as my day is in early August) Second, how cool is that gingham pinwheel quilt? Very! I bet you won't have a bit of trouble looking for pattern testers with something that adorable as bait. What a cutie that will get to enjoy it.

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  117. Then since I get another chance in the giveaway pot, I will tell you that I happily follow in sage feeds. Those fall mug rugs are wonderful!

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  118. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I absolutely love your Prairie Point Pinwheels quilt. It is so much fun.
    And the leaf shaped coasters look like a great project for a newbie like me to tackle.

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  119. Happy Birthday dear friend, I hope that you have had a wonderful day!
    You blogpost is great, I love your gingham baby quilt and you are so lucky to
    have such a gorgous granddaughter.
    Wonderful projects, the leaves are very cute, thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    Bente

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  120. Love your dimensional pinwheel quilt--a beautiful gift for a beautiful baby!

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  121. Happy Birthday! What beautiful projects; I LOVE the leaf coasters! sarah@forrussia.org

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  122. I follow you with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  123. What beautiful projects!! You have certainly been busy. I love the gingham project--especially the dimensional prairie pinwheels. It looks so fresh and modern--gingham reimagined!!

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  124. The gingham quilt is a fresh new idea for time-honored gingham! Thanks for showing how you made the mug rugs, because I was wondering how you did it!

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  125. Your pinwheel baby quilt is wonderful. Lucky grandbaby! I think I need to add ginghams to my stash...

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  126. Beautiful projects! I am in love with the POTC block and keen to try one myself. The leaf coasters look fun also!

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  127. I've followed you for quite awhile on Bloglovin'.

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  128. Your projects are stunning! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  129. Teri September 8, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Teri has left a new comment on your post "Slow Stitching ~ POTC Blocks":

    Loved all your quilts the gingham baby quilt is very cute....and so is you granddaughter really liked the leaf mug rug...

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  130. I love this baby quilt. Very sweet and perfect for little ones to grab!

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  131. I am playing catchup with blog hopping. I have to say your pin wheel baby quilt is just the sweetest!!! Thanks for sharing the maple leaf tutorial...I think the leaves will be turning color earlier this year with the very chilly weather we have been having...hope we have a late and long Indian summer. I know you will have a lot of eager testers, I would be thrilled if you would add my name to the list. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  132. Happy belated birthday...I am a follower by GFC. Happy stitching!!

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