Monday, May 27, 2013

Another Mini Blog Hop - Regency Fabrics

Contest is over. Kathy is the winner of the Blank Quilting bundle of 3 fat quarters. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. We have another one June 10!
The Regency Collection by Blank Quilting
Today I am joined again by two blog buddies. We've never met but I discovered their blogs this past year and I follow them because of their obvious joy in playing with lovely fabric and making happy projects. This is our SECOND challenge, aided by fabrics from Blank Quilting.  For this Regency Collection we each got 1/4 to 1/3 yard of each print. I actually made a horrible mistake with the small amount of border print I got, so I'm hoping my partners did something with it.

Who are my partners in this challenge?

I invite you to visit their blog sites today, see what they have come up with, and then go to Blank's Facebook page and see what new things they may have. Come back and tell me you've been to Blank's site and I will enter your name in a giveaway of fabrics. None of us have enough to offer these exact fabrics, so I've pulled together some other luscious Blank Quilting fabrics (see bottom of this post for fabrics).

So, this time, what did I make? I keep coming back to my Hexagon Rings and this time I made a single Grandmother's Flower Garden (GFG) block - all by machine.
GFG Hexagon Ring: each hexagon finishes to 4-1/2"
 I faced the 6 hexagons with mediumweight interfacing
Faced Hexagon Ring using interfacing
Applique the focus hexagon (which is also interfaced) onto the center
Don't you just love interfacing? It's AWESOME!
Now it's ready to be appliqued to a 15-1/2" background square of white on white fabric:

Center and machine applique with invisible monofilament thread
And then cut away the white background fabric from behind the GFG
Clip away fabric to reduce bulk. This would make an interesting applique, huh?
Everything clipped away and you can see the seaming and applique stitches
I made some tissue holders from the other fabrics
6 tissue holders, lined to create illusion of binding

Remember, I have TWO MORE BLOG POSTINGS THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, May 28th is my day for the Flowers!
Friday, May 31 I am a guest blogger at the Benartex blog:
Visit the Benartex blog on Friday for my guest post

72 comments:

  1. My favorite color combo is red and black with some white thrown in.

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  2. Currently my favorite combination is aqua, peach and grey.

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  3. I have enjoyed a number of projects of black & white with a touch of a colour for a little fun.

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  4. I like to use all the crayons in the box .,, but lately I am thinking avquiltbusing red violet, lime green, and black and white prints.

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  5. I have so many favorites...right now I am using the sew mama sew line (white, red, black and gray). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I don't know that I have favorites but I do like blues but I love fabric of any color.

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  7. This spring I seem to be quilting a lot with gray, plum, and orange.

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  8. I am using aqua, lime greens and electric blues. They are for my niece.

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  9. My favorite combo is yellows, oranges and maroon/burgundy/bordeaux.

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  10. lovely hexie,my favourite colours together at the moment are aqua and brown.xx

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  11. Love your hexies! Such gorgeous and rich fabrics! One day I'm going to make a black and white quilt, it's on the list. My two colors I'm crushing on lately are yellow and gray.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I also left some comment love for Blank Quilting on FB. I bought some of the gorgeous fabric Madeline, that was featured from the last hop. It's so beautiful and am working on two projects with it at the moment. Photos to follow ;)

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  12. I am now following Blanks on fb! The Yvette materials shown there were awesome! Thanks for sharing & a chance! kanshop2@yahoo.com

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  13. Debby the flower hex is beautiful and I like the center hex. My favorite color combination is blue and yellow.

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  14. Love the hexies and tissue covers! I'm a bright color person, but I'm also drawn to black, white, and some sort of pop of color like a bright green or purple. Oh gee..... I love just about any combination! Happy Memorial Day!

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  15. I am currently making a black and white quilt, but adding a splash of red is an excellent idea! Thanks for sharing the faced hexagon- I will be giving it a try!

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  16. great looking piece ...I like black,white,and red together.

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  17. I love the hexies. I love black and white as a combination but I also love colour so red with black and white is great but I also like purples and blues.

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  18. The black and white hexes are so pretty. I like purples and turquoise. I follow Blank Quilting on Facebook.

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  19. I like the combination of green (my favorite) with blue & purple. Thanks.

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  20. My favorite colors lately are black, white, and red. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. I love grey and turquoise!
    Thanks Debby!

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  22. Love your hexie block. Great choice for the blavk and white fabrics. My fav? Red and cream scrappy! Love it! Thanks for the chance.

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  23. Love your flower, the black and white is striking. I have been to Blank's Facebook page and website, I was drawn to the Belaire collection. I have an extensive stash of dragonfly fabrics and the fabric in your give a way would fit in beautifully. I do actually use some of the fabric once in a while!

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  24. I just finished a black/white/red quilt - you can see it at mountainquiltworks.blogspot.com. I'd have to say my favorite color combo, at the moment, is aqua/lavender/green. Weird, but true!

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  25. The small pattern on these prints really lend themselves to hexagons. Very pretty, Debby!

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  26. Right now, I love yellow, green and red together. Ask me tomorrow and it might be something different. :)

    I love the Blank website and am "friends" with them on Facebook! They have the neatest fabrics! The Madeline collection is so bright and cheery!

    Sandy A

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  28. i love blues and yellows but I also love red, black and white. Thanks for sharing. . bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  29. I visited Blanks Facebook page. My favorite colors are orange and purple. But I am collecting red and black and white for a quilt pattern I found. This would be a great prize to add to that box.

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  30. Not sure my favorite color combo. I have not made very many quilts and I seem to end up with a rainbow palette. For example, the baby quilt I am working on has green, blue, yellow.. (well just about every color except pink and black).

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  31. My current favorite color combo is aqua, lime green and bright yellow. Often I also throw in some white or grey as well. Your hexies and fabrics are so cute!

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  32. What a cool technique for hexagons! I see Sandi Irish has a fun pattern using hexies on the Blank FB page--there can never be too many hexie patterns--so fun!!
    My favorite color combo would have to be blue and white. I know--kind of boring but it's a classic!

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  33. I am loving blue coral and green right now! NIce hexi's!

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  34. I am loving grey and turq right now:)

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  35. I'd say my favourite color combo is Tangerine and Violet...

    But if you were to look at my body of work (heh) it would tell a different story: Cranberry and Forest/Carnation and Celery/Cherry and Jade.

    In other words, red and green. ;-)

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  36. What a great idea on how to sew hexagons! I seriously do not want to hand sew them all together, but this would be doable. =)

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  37. Oh this is fun :) I like bright rainbow colors :)

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  38. I like aqua and red or yellow and black, but it changes with each color combo that comes out. What an awesome site Blanks Quilting has. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I have been collecting black and white fabrics for a while..I never thought of doing hexies with them. Love that idea. Also love the fabrics you are giving away.....especially the red and black wiggly stripe. I think I have to find that for my collection.

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    1. I forgot to mention I visited Blank on Facebook...and liked them!

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  40. I love the Regency collection! Striking black and whites are such fun to use, and so classic. My favorite colors?? Purples and white, with a splash of green. Blue and yellow, pink and grey. Red, white and blue today. It depends. I did visit Blank on Facebook.

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  41. At the moment I like aqua and red together. I visited Blamk

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  42. My favorite color combination changes often. Blues and greens, neutrals, fall colors, black and white with whatever accent catches my fancy, black and brown, etc. I love seeing the different ways you use the same fabrics. And I adore that dragonfly fabric!

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  43. I have never made a black and white quilt and would like to try one some day...maybe with some blue and/or purple accents!

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  44. I love black and white with red (our school colors) and I love pink with just about anything!

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  45. any combination of greens and greys is just the thing for me.

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  46. Oops, I forgot to leave my email address..pbstrand@msn.com (just in case it's my lucky day!)

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  47. I visited Blank's FB page. One of these days I'll make a black, white and red quilt. I love fall colours and also blues. Your GFG hexies and tissue covers look great.

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  48. Hi, I went to Blank's fb page and to their website. I like their barnyard bunch fabric :) I like black, white, red, and gray too. I am working on a quilt right now with those color combinations.

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  49. I've been collecting black and white for years. I really like this line. Another of my favorite combos is purple and teal check out my avitar.

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  50. Love this Regency collection as I am a lover of all things black and white with gray tones. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. thanks for the beautiful showing. nice hexie flower

    thanks also for the giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  52. I love turquoise and orange together!

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  53. I have been to Blankquilting Face Book page. Always enjoy looking at the posts. I like the Regency Collection. Always have liked black, white and gray together. Enjoyed going to the other web sites for this give away. Thanks

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway, Debby. My favorite color combination is pink and green.

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  55. I'm loving aqua, navy and green!

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  56. i luv grey lime and turquoise!

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  57. I went to Blank's facebook page. My color combo at the time is blue, yellow and cream!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  58. I visited Blanks on facebook and left a message. I'm thinking my next lap quilt will be red/white/blue. Thanks.

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  59. I went to blanks facebook page, I like black and white with yellow thrown in.

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  60. I follow Blank on facebook and I left comments on the other blogs. I like working with blues/greens and reds.

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  61. My favorite combination changes all the time. Right now I am loving the round aqua placemats topped with white plates and bright yellow napkins on my kitchen table. Thanks!

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  62. I've got a major crush on hexies lately.

    My favorite color combination lately has been cobalt blue and bright pink against white. I love how the colors pop together!

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  63. Wow! Those Regency fabrics are gorgeous! My favourite combination lately has been blue, cream and brown. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. Such beautiful fabric... My favorite color combo is Emerald Green and Royal Purple. I have liked blanks facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway.vickise at gmail dot com

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  65. I like pink and brown together. Thanks!

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  66. I really like black and white with red. I already like Blank's Facebook page too. Thanks for the giveaway. Your hexies are pretty. :-)

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  67. HI! LIKE THESE FABRICS TOGETHER! BUT MY FAVORITES ARE RED+WHITE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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