Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Garden Party Blog Hop!

Spring Time Blooms

Spring has sprung and it's so nice to be part of the Garden Party Blog Hop!  I love to do foundation piecing and here is my block.  I'm calling it 'Spring Time Blooms'.....  The finished block measures 10 1/2"x10 1/2" (this includes seam allowance)  It is made up of 2 1/2" paper pieced blocks. The blocks are sorta tiny, but that's the advantage to paper piecing, you can do those teeny tiny pieces fairly easily....  I have a couple of places that you can download the free pattern for this block.... it can be found on my website or on my Craftsy site.... both are FREE!  You can also Download the pattern here.
 I'm also having a springtime giveaway!  Leave me a comment about your favorite flower!  That's it to get a chance to win some Bali Handpaint fat quarters from Hoffman Fabrics. If you want a second chance to win, follow me to and leave a comment that you do.  Let's welcome spring and have fun with the garden party blocks!  What will I do with my block, hummmm, I have a few ideas... I could make a couple more for a table runner.  Or make a total of 20 blocks and add some sashing for an adorable lap quilt... or make a sampler garden quilt using all of the blocks from this months Garden Party Blog Hop.

 So here is how I put together my Spring Time Blooms block....

I dug through my fabric scraps for the flowers, leaf and flower pot colors... I used a fat quarter of cream fabric for the background...

Here I am working on the flower pot blocks, I used two fabrics for the flower pots.  You can use only one if you want, or several, it's up to you!

Sewing on the line.....

I love the tulip block... isn't it cute!

My 2  1/2"  blocks are all lined up and ready to be put together.

'Spring Time Blooms'

Leave me a comment about your favorite flower!  That's it to get a chance to win a set of five Bali Handpaint fat quarters from Hoffman Fabrics. If you want a second chance to win, follow me too and leave a comment that you do.  Wilson and I will announce a winner on May 1st.
Have fun this month at the Garden Party!
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you,

113 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great pattern! I'm off to download it now!
    My favourite flower is the sweet pea!

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  2. I love this pattern! My favorite flower is the daisy!
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  3. Thanks for the pattern.
    My favorite flower is the daisy!!

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  4. I'm a follower, Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabrics.

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  5. My fav flower is Lily of the Valley. Pattern looks awesome!

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  6. Love the block, and I'm following you too

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  7. My favorite flower is Cherry Blosson aka Sakura. Thanks!

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  8. I'm so going to do this! I'm really getting into paper piecing and love it so this will be fun! My favorite flowers are the Lilacs - love the smell and appearance. Thanks for the chance.

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  9. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance.

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  10. I love this block and may have to make two - one for the quilt and one for a mini for my Ackfeld Hanger table topper. My favorite flower - Lily of the Valley.

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  11. I like all flowers, by my favorite flower is a blue rose.

    Susan
    senstrings@yahoo.com

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  12. I am a follower.

    Susan
    senstrings@yahoo.com

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  13. I love your block! So cute!!! My favorite flower is the daffodil.

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  14. My favorite flower is the bearded iris. They come in so many beautiful colors and color combinations. At one time I had 75 different plants in my yard. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway :)

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  15. This makes a pretty floral block. Paper piecing is the only way to go on making this but well worth the effort.

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  16. I love this block, I am fairly new to paper piecing, but have found that I love it for the precision it gives-I'm a little OCD that way. My favorite flower is a pansy, always has been, always will be. Although I love all flowers, pansies have always been it for me.

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  17. I am a new follower, I came over from Jen @ Sewhooked (I follow her).

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  18. Thank you for the pretty block. My favorite flowers are orange roses.

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  19. My favourite flowers are yellow roses. Thanks for your tutorial and the opportunity to win your giveaway.

    Janet

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  20. Awesome piece! I am a follower and my favorite flower is any type of lily

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  21. I love this Block and can't wait to sew it! My favorite flower is Forget Me Knots!

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  22. I love this block and can't wait to sew it!! My favorite flower are
    forget-me-knots!

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  23. Is it possible to have a favorite flower? I love so many, and they all seem to be the early ones of Spring: tulips, irises, daffodils, and of course, peonies!

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  24. I am a happy regular follower through GFC -- thanks for your wonderful tutorial on these paper pieced flowers in pots!

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  25. Species Delphinium is my favorite. :)

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  26. Wow How can I choose a favorite flower. I love Love them all. Since it is springtime, I will say Daffodils

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  27. I am now a follower I love your patterns

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  28. Love the pattern, can't you imagine a whole quilt made of those beautiful flowers.

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  29. I love roses! This is a fabulous block, thanks for sharing it!

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  30. What a great pattern, very pretty and of course I will be downloading it. My favorite flower is the Lilac

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  31. I am a contented follower of you on all social medias. Thank you for sharing your pattern and this sweet giveaway.

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  32. I am a new follower. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  33. My favorite flower is lilac. I know, it's a bush, but it's still an awesome flower. Thanks for your awesome pattern! Cute!

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  34. I follow. Thanks for the cute pattern.

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  35. My favorite flower is the poppy. But the peony is a very close second.

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  36. Your tulips are so cute! In CA we have a place called Daffodil Hill where thousands of daffodils erupt every spring and it is amazing. I learned about it when I was teaching and showed videos to my students. Someday I hope to visit. "Daffodil" was my mother's camp name when we were Girl Scouts and she took us to day camp so it's sentimental for me. It's the first sign of Spring when daffodils bloom although this year with all the crazy weather, the poor flowers and trees are in a state of confusion as we are! Thanks for hosting the blog hop and offering such a great prize.
    Rosemary
    nellieduclos@yahoo.com

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  37. Your tulips are so cute! In CA we have a place called Daffodil Hill where thousands of daffodils erupt every spring and it is amazing. I learned about it when I was teaching and showed videos to my students. Someday I hope to visit. "Daffodil" was my mother's camp name when we were Girl Scouts and she took us to day camp so it's sentimental for me. It's the first sign of Spring when daffodils bloom although this year with all the crazy weather, the poor flowers and trees are in a state of confusion as we are! Thanks for hosting the blog hop and offering such a great prize.
    Rosemary
    nellieduclos@yahoo.com

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  38. What a beautiful flower block! My favorite flowers are Coneflowers, great giveaway too!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  39. I am not really a flower person but I do love the little white bell shaped ones that grow in the woods by my house.

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  40. My favourite flowers are roses. I'm looking out of my sewing room window right now on a gorgeous autumn day at the roses in my front garden. They are nearly finished now but still look wonderful.
    The Garden Blog Hop is great, I love paper piecing.

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  41. Very cute pattern! My favorite flowers are roses! I love the smell and think it's so cool that such a beautiful flower can grow from that prickly bush. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  42. My favorite flower..... I love so many different ones that it is hard to choose a favorite.. I love roses because they are so romantic.. I love gardenias because they smell Heavenly... I love gerbera daisies because they come in so many gorgeously bright colors... I love moss rose because they bloom so generously and are so easy to grow... ! :-)

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  43. I am a follower-- thank you so much for the chance to win! :-)

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  44. My favorite flowers are definitly peonies and iris. Impossible to put one before the other, I just love both. But I think all flowers deserve our love, aren't they? My mother always told me that we have to be grateful with plants because they give us beautiful flowers and ask nothing in return! Thanks for your beautiful block!

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  45. My favorite flower is the tulip. Great pattern!

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  46. My favorite flower is an orchid

    thanks for the giveaway chance!
    sue
    legato1958@aol.com

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  47. I am a new follower!

    sue
    legato1958@aol.com

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  48. thank you for the pattern. this will be nice for a table runner im making. my favorite flower is the carnation, especially if it has pink in it

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  49. I am a follower and love your blog. thanks

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  50. I am new and I am now an admireor of your paper piecing which I hope to accomplish one day.

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  51. That's such a hard question! The first flower that pops into my head is a purple pansy, but there are so many beautiful choices :) Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  52. it would have to be peonies; my grandmother had a garden in front of her house and she had luscious pink, white and magenta peonies with fragrance that filled the air in early summer. i always think of her when i see them. i had some in my own garden when i owned a house; it's something i really miss about not having a garden.

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  53. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing. My favorite spring time flower is the tulip...in all colors!

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  54. I love the pattern. My favorite flower is the lilac. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  55. I love the honeysuckle. Your block is beautiful!

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  56. My favorite flower is the yellow rose. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  57. Am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  58. I really like the big flowers of the peony. Great smell too!.
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  59. I love lily of the valley - so fragrant and petite and lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. Thank you for this design - it is lovely and I look forward to making it up. I am an old fashioned rose lover - the ones with scents are my favourites.

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  61. Thank you for sharing your block. I hope to give it a try this weekend. My favorite flower is lavender. I love the scent and I grow and dry it each summer.

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  62. I am a new follower of your blog and came to visit from the blog hop

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  63. My favorite flower is the daffodil! I always know that Spring has arrived when I see their pretty sunny faces!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

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  64. My favorite flower is the daffodil. I always know that Spring has arrived when I see their pretty sunny faces!! Be blessed, Kathy

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  65. I've just signed up as the newest follower of your blog!!

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  66. My favorite spring time flower is the hyacinth. Cute pattern, thanks for a chance to win.

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  67. Love your flowers! Thanks for the greta tutorial! My favorite flower is the pink carnation. It was the first flower my then-future husband ever gave me. He always includes at least one in every bouget he gives me now :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. I love this block and thankd for the pattern.My favorite flowers is margarita!.Thanks for the chance.

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  69. Gorgeous block!
    My favorite flower is a tie between a yellow rose and the wisteria flowers. It really depends on my mood as to which one is the winner that day.

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  70. My favorite flower is probably a tulip...I think they are gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. My favorite flower is the rose. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  72. My favorite flower is the Violet!
    Fragrant and beautiful!
    Thank You for a sweet giveaway!

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  73. Love your pp'd flowers in their pots. Thanks for sharing. My favorite flower is daisies - I think it's because it's the only flower I can draw!

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  74. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC !
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  75. Thanks for the pattern - it really is perfect for a spring project!! My favorite flowers are tulips.

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  76. I am a new follower - thanks for the pattern (you make it look so easy too!!)

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  77. I love your tulips and they are my favorite flower. Thanks

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  78. I am a new follower. Thanks for the nice pattern

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  79. I love pink roses. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. My favorite spring flower is the Iris.

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  81. Cute spring flowers block! My favourite flower is the pansy. So versatile, varied and beautiful.

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  82. Like the person above me, my favorite flower is the pansy. Just bought some today - and we had frost last night. Thought they were frozen, but when the sun came out, they were just fine. One of my favorite memories of London in December were the Primula and Pansies!

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  83. I am a follower. I LOVE your block. I am going to have to make sure I save the info on all these blocks so I can make them when I learn how to paper piece. :) Hopefully in Rochester in June!

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  84. It is hard to choose one! But I love the simplicity of the Plumeria.

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  85. I like Gerber daisies. So beautiful! Your block is lovely too!

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  86. Tulips are my favorite and I love your piecing.

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  87. dandelions in the chubby fist of a child are my favorite flower

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  88. I love all flowers but especially Zinnias as they are so easy to grow.

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  89. I follow youas a Google member ^_^ and my favourite flowers are roses and tulips :)

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  90. I LOVE ANYTHING BLUE............WITH DAISIES

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  91. My new flower favorite is Calendula...bright and edible! Rita
    friesenfarm @ yahoo dot com

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  92. My favorite flower is any one which makes me smile, or has a unique color combination. Bird of paradise comes to mind.....

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  93. My favorite flower is freesia - beautiful colors and fragrance. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  94. I absolutely love wildflowers. Mine would be the bleeding heart. Love your tulip block! Thanks!

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