Monday, July 2, 2012

Red, White and Blue Folk Art Stars

Welcome to the Red, White and Blue Blog hop created by the fun and fabulous Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and hosted by the lovely Jane of Jane's Quilts and Fabrics.  The bunnies and I are so excited to share our block with you!


As many of you that follow my blog know, I love mixing wool and fabric as well as hand stitching and machine stitching all together. So, I decided to create this 12" finished block doing just that.

Please note that you can use all fabric for this block if you would like and use fusible applique or needle turn applique.

It was lots of fun to make this and I think it's a really cute mini quilt that you can display. I have the wool, floss and quilt stands in my SHOP.


Of course, we all love a giveaway, so I made my block into this mini quilt as the giveaway! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. If you are signed up (on my right side bar) as a follower, you get two chances. This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere whether you are a quilter or not. (Just the quilt, not the quilt stand)

The random number generator will choose the winner Sunday, July 8th.

Click this link to get the pattern and instructions for my Folk Art Stars.
http://www.theraspberryrabbits.com/editor_uploads/folkartstars.pdf

Then, please hop over and visit with our friends, who are also sharing their blocks today!
Sharon P, Snoodles, Kris D, Quilts from My Crayon Box and Elaine. Woo hoo party!!

You can also Click Here for the master list of participants.

Thank you very much Jane hosting such a fun event!

xx, Michelle and the Bunnies

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Jo in TAS said...

Shell, your mini quilt is very eye catching, it's gorgeous!
Hugs
Jo

Loris said...

OK I feel a little bit like I'm 'cheating' :-) but it's still the 1st here on the west coast and yet I'm getting tomorrow's treats today! Your block is beautiful and looks like it would be fun to make. It would also be fun to have your original come to decorate my quilt stand :-) Thanks for the lovely pattern and the chance to win.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well done, my girl! This is very sweet and I can see this as a year round piece.

Jade said...

Ooh, giveaway! Love giveaways! Commenting and following and all that! Wooooo! :D

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - I like the way you mix wool and fabric I havent tried that yet.

Grammasheri said...

Thank you for the directions for your folk art stars. If I don't win your lovely mini quilt, I can at least make one! Thanks again for sharing your design.

Barbara said...

I love this. Nice job!

Jeanette said...

Love it. The stars are stunning. Hugs,

Judith said...

Sweet! Love your mini quilt...Judith, Texas

Lesley said...

Thus is adorable! Love the way you use woolens in your projects. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway...love it in the frame!

Susie Q said...

Hi Michelle your quilt is lovely and I love the blocks too. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Jessica said...

They are so cute Shell! And doesn't it look great on the hanger!

Juicybear said...

And again you made something wonderfull, I just love it.
xxx Anneke

Zuzan said...

Michelle, just love wool. I like the variegated thread so will have to look into your hutch a bit further. Like to say I would buy but have a commitment to crewel embroidery on wool/cashmere rug - Elizabethan work.
Love your interpretation of red, white & blue which would fit with navy blue sled bed and newly bought red hot water bottle. I am in South Australia - but aware of the dreadful fires. Take care.

QuiltSue said...

That's a very striking mini quilt, which I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Ruth said...

Your mini quilt is darling! Please add me to the drawing!

Ruth said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

pamkennison said...

hi Michelle, love your work, and I'm a follower, and i want to do some of your stuff thanks xx

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, the mini quilt is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Michele said...

Hi Michelle with 2 Ls. Your block is really adorable and it is a great addition to all the wonderful R,W, & B hopping going on.

charlotte said...

Very cute stars. Love it!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Shell, that is so pretty! I love your quilting between the stars too!
Love
Jen
xxxx

Madame Samm said...

fabulous glorious give-away, but mostly , the choice of wool, and thread and design, simply smashing indeed

shez said...

Shell its gorgeous ,well done,love the colours.xx

shez said...

i am also a happy follower.xx

tink's mom said...

Very pretty. I'd love a chance to hang it in my house.

Christine M said...

I love your mini quilt Shell. It's gorgeous. Oooo! It would look so nice on my mini stand! Thanks for the chance. Hugs, Christine

Christine M said...

I'm a follower of the Raspberry Rabbits!

JCnNC said...

Oh be still my heart ...
Shell - I have everything crossed on winning this one - I love, love, love it - I already downloaded and just maybe you can direct me make one - just what I need on one of my frames. Just beautiful sweet friend. Judy C

Joyce said...

I also love to mix wool with fabric...adorable!

Joyce said...

Also...love to follow your blog!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

My fave so far! Vey cute!

krislovesfabric said...

This is a gorgeous top! Great addition to the hop! Thanks for sharing the pattern and the possibility of a win :)

Ellen said...

Its just precious! I haven't added wool to quilts yet, but you've inspired me to try. Thanks for your inspiration & hope the bunnies are doing well!

Snippets of Carol said...

Lovely quilt and I love give aways. Your blog is always so much fun, love to follow you. And my grandson loves to look at the bunnies and wishes he had some.

Sheila said...

Another very creative project from you Shell , just love it with the combination of wool and fabric :-)

Marj said...

Love your creativity! Thanks for the chance to win a piece of your fine work.

Sharon said...

This is wonderful! Love the wool project..and the pattern, thanks!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

What a fun project! Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

This is just too cute! Thank you for sharing with us. Have a great 4th of July!

Sandy said...

I Love Your Festive Folk Art Wool Stars! I love mini quilts too! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh my goodness I have to be entered for this one! It is adorable and perfect for this retired military family! I'd been holding off on the metal frame but could see it need it for my win! Fingers crossed, toes too. Enjoy your fourth!

Rhonda D. said...

Love your mini quilt. Will have to
incorporate some wool into my projects! Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

I love your stars! IT is great..Thank you for the pattern..I love anything Folk Art. Also..thank you for the chance to win this great mini quilt.

Margaret said...

I love this mini. I don't have any patriotic wall hangings for this holiday so it would be very fitting if I were the one to win. Thanks for making it and giving us a chance to give it a new home.

Margaret said...

I am a new follower

Linda said...

Lovely! I would love to give your little mini a good home.

Nancy said...

Hi Shell, Harrington, and Hannah!!
It's so nice to see you again Shell and all your Beautiful Creations!! Your Creative pieces are always so eye catching!!

Have a Wonderful Holiday!!

Huggs, Nancy

Tina Eudora said...

Hi Michele and what a lovely quilt block, just gorgeous! I am not a very good quilter but I have a little applique wall hanging I am almost finished so I am mighty proud of that!
I hope the precious rabbits are well and please do give them a hug for me!
Tina xo

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I love the details in your stars. Such a pretty mini. It would look lovely on my frame!
Thanks for the opportunity to win & for the pattern.

paulette said...

I too love the details on your stars!! AND the big stitching around each!! AND the fact that it is made out of gorgeous wool!! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!
P

paulette said...

Of course I am a follower!! Love your blog!!
Paulette

Kathy H said...

Love your block, the stitching is just beautiful.

Jennifer Gail said...

Oh I just love it:)

Lee said...

I love the pretty stars! thanks for the pattern and giveaway! Have a wonderful 4th!

Lee said...

i am a follower also! thanks again!

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you around.

Ellis2Roam said...

I did my first wool & fabric appliquing this winter and just loved it. Your work is beautiful.

Denise :) said...

As always, you've done beautiful work! And thank you for so generously sharing the pattern, too!!! :)

Joyce Carter said...

Your mini quilt is awesome.It would look really cute in my house. I'm just saying. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Just Carol said...

Very lovely! I never think to use wool--great idea. :O)

piece peace said...

Oh my. I love your stars. Thank you for the chance to win. I am a happy follower of your bunny blog.

Maria Kievit said...

Very nice little quilt! Thanks for sharing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't know how you do it Shell but you continue to amaze me! I love this block - the quilting just makes it really awesome. blessings, marlene

Rachel said...

I LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing the pattern and the opportunity!!

Rachel said...

I am a stalker, um, yeah, follower, LOL :-)

Betty said...

I love the eye catching stars. I have the perfect place to display this if I should win. Thanks

Connie said...

What a cute little quilt and love the design on the stars!!

Connie said...

I am a follower and what a great giveaway!

Cecilia said...

I have not used wool before but this piece is very eye catching and makes me want to try it. Very pretty mini quilt.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower.

♥Duff said...

fabulous block! I am not a hand quilter, but i did try it so I can certainly appreciate all your work :O)

Lyn said...

Thanks for the chance. It is such a wonderful little quilt. I have an empty stand and would love to have this!

Lyn said...

Yes I am a follower. I am working on your monthly blocks. I love them. Thanks,

Ariane said...

This little quilt is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

Sandy said...

What a darling quilt, can't wait to try it! Thanks!

Carrie P. said...

wow! Michelle,
your block is so pretty. you have been busy doing some hand work. Well done! thanks for a chance to win it.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

marie said...

Your block is extra special because it's got wool. Woult love to winit.

Truffle queen said...

What a gorgeous block! Your quilting is perfect!!! Thanks for sharing!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oh! That is just darling! Keeping my fingers crossed and thank you for putting my name in the hat! What a beautiful piece to add to the buffet in the dining room!

Rose said...

You do beautiful work.

KatieQ said...

Thank you for sharing the instructions to make your block. I have never worked with wool before so I may have to give it a try. Of course, I would rather have the one you made.

Linda said...

Love, love, love, your block and would also love to win it!

Needled Mom said...

Your stars mini is gorgeous and your stitching is beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

I am a new follower.

LeAnne said...

Your quilt is adorable!

LeAnne said...

I am a new follower.

Chiska said...

What a lovely quilt! It looks fantastic.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

What a fun mini quilt..love the hand stitching!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

I'm already a happy follower :o)

Gmama Jane said...

Such a wonderful mini-quilt!! I'm so inspired by everyone so far!! Each one is so unique! You should PIN this picture!!
God Bless America
Gmama Jane

Gmama Jane said...

I am a follower as of a long time ago!! So I should get TWO Big Ol Chances at winning!
Gmama Jane

Joan said...

Lovely mini quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Joan said...

I am a follower. Thank you for the generous giveaway. Happy July 4th!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your mini quilt is just beautiful! Congratulations and Happy 4th! :o)

Judy B said...

Love the stars! I am a loyal follower of you and the bunnies. Thanks for the chance to own a piece of yours.

KrisD said...

I love this! I haven't worked with wool...yet...but it looks like so much fun!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Hop Day Michelle! Oh my goodness, I just love your mini quilt. Your hand work is perfection. I have never worked with wool, too scared ,but this, now this is just beautiful!

Sherry said...

I love your mini quilt and I would love to make one myself. I will have to order a hanger stand to put it on. Thanks for sharing this design with us.

Sherry said...

Of course I am a follower of your blog.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Beautiful block! The miniquilt looks so pretty on the stand.
Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway :-)
I am a follower,too.

Phyllis said...

I love it! I am now a follower!

speedyrabbit said...

It looks lovely Speedy would love to win this,Please enter us.xoxo Speedy and Mum

Jeanne said...

It's wonderful! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

Kathy MacKie said...

I am a new follower, thanks.

Kathy MacKie said...

Love your mini-quilt and would be very happy to win it, thanks.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HOLY COW I missed this one...HOW??????

Just sending some bunny love out your way dearest! Anita

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent and you know we allll want it. So I'm jumping up and down trying to cause a big rumble (not hard for me to do...grin).

Such a great job!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower!

Pokey said...

What a great star block! Thank you for the opportunity to win it, and happy 4th!
I am a follower, and a friend ~
:-}pokey

Marcia W. said...

Shell, your mini quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the details too. Have a Great Fourth with HnH.

Marcia W. said...

I already follow!

Nancy in IN said...

As usual you did an outstanding job. Thanks

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous! I'm not very good with hand applique, so I know how hard this is to make as beautifully as you have!

Aurea said...
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Kathleen said...

love your quilt...beautiful...thanks for the giveaway....

Kathleen said...

I am also a follower.....

Aurea said...

I was the one to delete the comment but I am new at this and must say I like what you have done. I am not a blogger but I am a follower. Thanks for the ideas.
aurea gillis

VickiT said...

What a great looking block Michelle and the bunnies too. Thank you for showing us.

VickiT said...

I am already a follower of yours. :)

Kris said...

Your little quilt is just my style. I can see this in my near future.

Leesa Gentry said...

Always love your work and your bunnies. This Red, White, and Blue quilt is so beautiful. Thank you for your hard work.

Jan said...

Absolutely love it! Added to my to do list. Thanks for the inspiration
Jan

Wendy said...

Michelle, what beautiful work! I have yet to venture into wool work, but by the looks of it ... I'm going to have to soon be finding room in my schedule for it :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Mrs.Pickles said...

very cute!!

Janet said...

This is beautiful. I love your design and the mix of fabrics and thread.

Barbara said...

I love your Folk Art Stars! And I also have been enjoying all of your folk art fusion designs and am looking forward to seeing them all in a book!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

So darling. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Sallie said...

So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sallie said...

I follow your blog.

LJ said...

Darling table topper. Love all the stitching/quilting you did. Thanks, I'd love to win it.

LJ said...

I am and have been a follower.

Barbara said...

I'm a follower!

Joanna said...

I have a table stand but I don't have a red, white and blue mini quilt, so I would love to win yours. It's a beauty. Thank you.

Anita said...

Thanks for the tutorial and great pattern!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved the unique mix of fabrics and design!!

Susanne said...

Just love the red, white and blue stars. To bad that we are not able to see each other this summer.
Have great fun with your familyreunion. Lots of love from Rune, the girls and Susanne in Denmark

Diana said...

Love the quilt, have a spot in my new home that needs some red, white and blue. Thanks for the give away, have a Happy 4th.

Kellieann said...

Love it!!

Linda said...

HELLO! SO SO CUTE!
HAPPY 4TH TO YOU TOO!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Rosa said...

Your mini big quilt is gorgeous!.
Of course, a happy follower.

Carol Jordan said...

Love your red, white and blue stars. I will make one ASAP. I can't wait for your book. A loyal follower - love those bunnies.

hueisei said...

Love this cute block!
Thanks for the chance to win too.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower.

June D said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing your RWB block.

Kate said...

Beautifully done. Love how the stars look like they are exploding (or at least that's how it looks to me).

June D said...

I clicked to follow your blog!

MoeWest said...

I love this one! Thanks for the chance to win it.

MoeWest said...

I'm a happy (or is that hoppy) follower!

suesinger said...

I love wool and this is really cute and fast.
Sue

Sandra J. Strickler said...

LOVE IT! Off to be a follower now!!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

OK now I'm following!

BizyStitches said...

I feel in love at the very first second I saw your mini quilt. Love it. Thanks for the chance to show it off in my home.

BizyStitches said...

I am now a follower, hope to learn many new things from you.

sunny said...

What a beautiful block! I definitely need one of those. Thanks for the chance to win.

sunny said...

I'm a long time follower!

Cyn ;-) said...

Love your mini quilt. It is gorgeous!

Cyn ;-) said...

I am now happily following your blog - I've been on your email list for quite awhile.

Karen said...

Adorable. I love quilts with wool and cottons. Thanks for a chance to win.

Cherilyn said...

I love it!!! I really like working with wool too. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Gwen said...

What a beautiful mini quilt!! I love it! :-) I am crossing my fingers! :-)

Gwen said...

I follow on GFC! Thank you for the extra chance to win! :-)

kc said...

As always - I love your "block!" It's simply charming! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us all!

kc said...

And I've loved following you & the bunnies!

linny said...

Love this little quilt. My favourite colours. Seeing as July 8 is my b/day winning this would be a wonderful present.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

linny said...

I'm also a long time follower by email. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Slovenka said...

Love, love, love your quilt.

Slovenka said...

I am also your follower.

ritainalaska said...

your little star block is so cut. i do like the way it looks in your runner. i'd sure love to win it!

ritainalaska said...

i am, thankfully, on your email ist!

Judy1522 said...

I like your mini quilt very much and would love to win it.

Judy1522 said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Cindy said...

Such a pretty block. Love the mixture of fabrics. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Erica - Peppa Jo Patterns said...

Love your folk art stars, so much movement with the colours you chose! Very nice, well done!

pinsandneedles said...

Oh this is lovely. I really like how you used wool in combination with fabric. The folk art stars are very cute. Thanks for sharing.

auntdebbiequilts said...

Beautiful little quilt, Michelle.

Zuzan said...

Michelle, I became a follower "yesterday" Oz downunder time does this count me in as one? I have left a comment way up the top there!!

supermomnocape said...

What a pretty mini quilt. I'll bet it was fun to make. Thanks for the chance to win it.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Chris said...

So pretty! Love your fusion techniques.

Chris said...

Oh, I've been following you for a long time..lol

dawnOT said...

This is my favorite so far and I want to win your contest. You are so talented and I am honored to be your friend and still call you my "quilting teacher". Lots of people ask me, when they come to my house and see my quilts "how did you learn to do that?" Then we have a chat about you! hugs!

Snoodles said...

Michelle! This is spectacular! Thanks for the instructions, too!

Purl Buttons said...

I follow your blog!

Purl Buttons said...

I love your charming stars! I downloaded the PDF.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I love your mini! Your Art Stars are great looking and stitching around them is a nice touch. Thanks for the pattern also.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm a new follower.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindi said...

Thanx for the idea and pattern! L

Tricia said...

Hope I doing this right as I just become a new folk art follower.

;) Sincerely,
Tricia

Tricia said...

Wow what an adorable mini quilt!! I'm still a newbie to quilting but have wanted to added wools to some of my minis too. I'm exiperementing with crafters felt but hope to move to wools soon as I can afford to. Thank You for the chance to win.
Sincerely,
Tricia

Sherill said...

Beautiful!!! I have been a follower for quite some time of you and the "Bunnies". Thank you for sharing your talent.

Andee said...

Looks great!

quilt happy said...

love that

Prairie Stitcher said...

Oh, I love bunnies, too. I used to have a lot of them...now I have none. Well, I have a couple of kitties, who, I'm sure would love bunnies too.I love applique', too. Your star design is very nice. Thanks for letting us visit.

Karen O said...

That is so pretty! I would never think of making something like that, but I love it. I am a new follower.

Teresa in Music City said...

That is absolutely my favorite block so far!!! i just love your little stars and the delightful stitching around them :*) Thanks so much for the chance to win it! It's so cute, I would probably pee my pants if you called my name =^..^=

Teresa in Music City said...

And I'm a follower too :*) After all, who doesn't like rabbits? Okay, so well, maybe Elmer Fudd, but he's not real... is he?

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Another terrific design, girlfriend!
Love it!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

(Oh, and thanks for the pattern.)

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