Monday, May 13, 2013

Mini Blog Hop Using the Madeline Collection by Blank Quilting

The Madeline Collection by Blank Quilting
Today I am joined 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. I invited them to a challenge, aided by fabrics from Blank Quilting. My contact at Blank sent me 3 new collections and I divided each up into thirds. There wasn't a lot,  and that's what makes the challenge even more fun. For this Madeline Collection we each got 1/4 to 1/3 yard of each print.

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 "like" them and/or this collection. 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).

But, wait! You have to see what I've done! I have been playing with my EZ Double Wedding Ring template set
EZ Double Wedding Ring Template Set
 I love looking through my block books and realized that I could make the Eternal Circles Block using the outside of the large teardrop template and then incorporate the small cutouts to take it to be the Circle and Square Block. Here is the Eternal Circles block pattern I had posted about last summer:

This is from my 2011 Block a Day Calendar
OK? So where's the block, huh?
The Eternal Circles center with added smaller melons makes the Circle & Square block
The center of the square on point is 12" finished. When it's set on point, it is a 17" block. I only had enough of the prints to make this and I did some creative piecing with the center fabric! I used raw edge applique on my sewing machine - a small zigzag stitch.

Can you see my stitching? No? Good!
OK. What's the prize, uh, giveaway? Remember, you have to go visit my partners in this Mini Blog Hop:


Then go visit Blank Quilting's Facebook page and like them (they really do have awesome fabrics):
Blank Quilting's Facebook Page
And here is my giveaway: 5 fat quarters of the recent Tea Party Collection (I didn't have enough of the black and white mini-print you see on the top of the stack, hence only 5 fat quarters).

5 fat quarters of the Tea Party Collection by Blank Quilting
And there's a FREE pattern for everyone made from these fabrics:
Get this free pattern! See the Quilt of the Moment on my right sidebar.

Contest ends Friday midnight, May 17. Just leave me a comment telling me you visited my Mini Blog Hop Partner's blog sites and Blank's Facebook page and you are entered! As before, international winners have a choice of helping to defray the cost of postage OR selecting ANY of my Craftsy patterns should they win.

51 comments:

  1. What a bright and fun line - love how everyone played with it with such a different crative way. I don't do facebook but I have used some of Blanks free patterns and my LQS carries some of their lines - hope this one comes in.

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  2. I love this new line -- like the large print, and the way the other prints in the line coordinate with it, but still nice contrast! I went to Blank's Facebook page, which I had already "liked," and left a message. I liked your block, liked the 2 bags, liked the little dress, and LOVED the monsters - pretty versatile fabric line to star in all of those! I will be watching for it.

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  3. Hi i have visited all 3 blogs and liked blanks facebook page and i love your pattern above thankyou for sharing it.xx

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  4. I didn't see a "like" but I did see "follow" and "add friend", so I chose those. I visited Linda and Amy :)

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  5. I have to tell you that I very much like what you did with the fabrics. I visited all three blogs, but I don't do facebook, so you can't enter me in the drawing. =) You are three very creative ladies!

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  6. I visited all three pages. I don't do Facebook, so can't "like" them--although I like them in real life. :) So, I am ineligible, but wanted to compliment you on your choice of fabric and your patterns. Very nice.

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  7. Visited Linda of Buzzing and Bumbling, Amy of A Quilting Sheep and your blog. I am already "friends" on facebook with Blank Quilting.
    Blank Quilting has such bright and beautiful fabric.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. What a fun new fabric Madeline is! I adore the bright, cheerful colors. Happy quilting.

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  9. I liked the Madeline collection on the Blank Quilting FB page. Love you block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Love the fabric collection!!! Visited the others and like their blogs. Blank Quilting FB page is their friend page...and I already follow them....love their fabrics.

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  11. I visited everyone and "followed" Blank's. Lovely fabrics! :)

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  12. I visited the two other blogs and am thrilled to have found them through this mini shop hop; thank you! I visited Blank quilting on Facebook and friended them. These fabrics are so cheerful and "happy!"

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  13. What a fun Mini Blog Hop. Your block is beautiful. I will have to try it. Linda's little dress was so cute and Amy's travel bags would come in handy. I liked Blank's Facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. I love your block and ADORE the fabric. I went over to Blank and "liked" them. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  15. I went to all 3 sites, Love the Monster dolls the best.
    saw some cute purses on Blank too.
    I'll have to check out this great fabric when it comes out
    Joan

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  16. Visited everyone. There was no like button on Blank's Facebook page so I checked following. Love your block and the monsters are super cute.

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  17. Thanks for the mini-hop. I enjoyed visiting all the sites and I liked one of the albums. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  18. I visited everyone, I especially loved the dress Linda made for her grand niece. I don't have facebook, but I went to Blank Quilting's web site, Wow over 200 free patterns.

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  19. I visited everyone, actually Linda is already a blog I follow...isn't she a sweetheart? Thanks for the mini-hop...it jump started my creativity this morning! I'm actually volunteering at Quilt Market this Friday and hope I'll get to say hello...I'm easy to spot, I'm currently in a boot and on crutches! lol pbstrand@msn.com

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  20. Loved the zippy bag at the Quilting Sheep, at Buzzing and Bumbling, I'm with Big Sis. I want to believe it is a frog, too! I had the same FaceBook experience as some of the others so I requested to become a friend. Maybe they are not registered as a business but as a person? It doesn't matter. I LOVE their fabric, especially ANYthing TEA related. AND that Madeline is so JOYFUL!

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  21. I visited everyone's blogs and can I just say that little dress is adorable, the drawstring bag may be one of my favorites ever! Your quilt block is beautiful! I liked Blank's FB page! Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabric, it's a sweet package!

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  22. Love your idea for the contest project! I visited your partners! The fabrics are yummy! :)

    Happy sewing!

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  23. What a good use of the templates! I don't like to buy rulers that are for one pattern only but now I may think "outside the box" with them now. Good job on the use of the fabrics! You made stunning wall hanging! The dress, monster dolls, and bags are all very cute using these fabrics! I "follow" Blank Quilting now also. Thanks for a giveaway!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  24. Love, Love this fabric and all the goodies made
    out of it. The cute dress and drawstring bag &
    your block looks fun to make.

    Thanks
    Pauline

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  25. Beautiful block, Debby!!! This fabric has such wonderful colors!

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  26. I love this block!! The fabric really makes it shine. =)

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  27. HELLO! VISITED ALL THREE SITES+BLANKS!
    LOVE THIS BLOCK!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  28. Adorable little dress and monsters, and loved the little bag set. I also love the little teapots! I've used some of Blank's fabrics before. I like the quality and colors. I like them on Facebook, too. Little blog hops are fun! Thanks.

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  29. Hi, visited all three places and liked Blanks. Love the fabric. Thank you for the giveaway!!

    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  30. What a fun hop. I really enjoyed the different ways that fabulous fabric was used. I've also done my Like. Thanks Debbie.

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  31. This was a fun little hop! I loved seeing what each of you did with the fabrics. I already liked Blank Quilting on FB because I love their fabric. Thanks for the chance!

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  32. Okay, I am back from visiting all three spots - great hop!! Thanks!!

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  33. Hi!!! Very pretty block!!!! Love the fabric!!! I went everywhere for the give away!!!! Thanks for the give away!!!!

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  34. I love your block and the fun projects your co bloggers made too. I visited the Blank quilting and am now a follower.
    Fun fabric.

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  35. Beautiful fabric, love your block and your blog friend's uses of the fabric as well - the little girl's dress is gorgeous, and I LOVE the 'monsters' TOO cute!! The bag and zip pouch are super cute, I would love to have a set. I had already liked Blank's FB page in the past. Would love to win the lovely fabric - best, Ani in NC

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  36. That fabric is beautiful! I already like Blank Quilting on Facebook and I visited the other 2 blogs. Thanks for the chance to win. I enjoyed seeing everyone's projects.

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  37. Great mini hop, Madeline line is so pretty. I love the big floral print and I can't wait to have my own to play with, hehe. I've been to both Linda's and Amy's blog as well as I'm already a follower of Blank Quilting on FB. Thanks for sharing this beautiful fabric and all your projects with us.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I have to agree with Amy, these are awesome summer colors! I really love the 3 florals. I love florals with bright colors. I love the cute dress that Linda made her daughter, so cute with the little ruffles. I also Liked Blank Fabrics Facebook page. (i'm also a follower of your blog if that is worth any extra points =)

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  39. What delightful fabric! I especially loved the little girl's dress. That's the first thing I would make! I visited Linda's and Amy's blogs and liked Blank's Facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. What a pretty fabric line. I like your circle and square block. Thanks for the mini hop. I visited Linda and Amy's blogs and follow Blank Fabrics on FB.

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  41. What nice fabrics. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Hi Debby. I really love the fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway. I have visited Linda and Amy's blog and I already follow Blank Quilting on FB. (Left messages on their blogs also) Thanks again.

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  43. Hello from Texas, Debby. I like the gorgeous fabric with its gorgeous colors and happy designs. I have visited Linda and Amy's blog and I liked Blank's Facebook page. Thank you for the giveaway. Madeline is special.

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  44. I visited the other 2 blogs and I liked all 3 of your projects. I already am friends with Blank Quilting on Facebook. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  45. I read Your Blog,Linda's Blog of Buzzing and Bumbling, and Amy's Blog on A Quilting Sheep. I went to the blank Quilting Page and was only able to like the Madelene collection as there was not an option for me to like the entire site on top as usual. Thanks for the give away.

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  46. I'm friends of Blank on facebook and visited Linda and Amy. Love Blank.

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  47. I visited Blank Quilting's facebook page and left a comment. Love your block, too! Am going to have to look for these tools when I am out at the quilt shop!

    Sandy A

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  48. I visited all theblogs and Blank. I am now a friend of Blank. Have always enjoyed ther fine fabrics.

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  49. I visited all the blogs and liked the FB site. Beautiful fabric you are using.

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  50. wauw ik bezocht alle blogs en fb

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