Thursday, July 5, 2012

RED WHITE AND BLUE BLOG HOP

Welcome to my stop of the RED WHTE AND BLUE celebrations.

Thank you Madame Samm and Jane for putting the party together.

I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you today.


Dresden Plate Mini Quilt
I used the EZ Dresden Ruler designed by Darlene Zimmerman for this beauty.
 I was happy that it came with a table for block size,  directions and illustration to follow.  Very simple and I have another ruler to giveaway.

3" Star Paper Piece Table Topper

Earlier this year, I took up paper piecing. I used a 5-point star  paper piece designed by Carol Doak.

2" Star Paper Piece ATC
Here is another star paper piece 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ATC.

That is my show for today.
Enjoy the rest of blog hop by clicking on the next link below.
Judith Handmade Treasures - ME

A full line up can be found at janesfabrics.blogspot.com

This giveaway is now closed.
Now, I did mention a giveaway!


I have one EZ Dresden Ruler designed by Darlene Zimmerman.
If you like a chance to win, leave me comment before Saturday midnight central time July 7th, 2012.
Please be sure that I have a way to contact you. You can use (america at usa dot com) if you feel comfortable.

Thank you for stopping by,
Judith, Texas

136 comments:

  1. Great Dresden table topper, but I love tiny, so your little heart is thrilling. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  2. The first one is my favourite but they are all lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love the stars around my fave Dresden plate. (Have the ruler so don't put me in the drawer . T U,)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I had a cookie cutter that never saw the kitchen and use it as my template for the star. Judith, Texas

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  4. Your Dresden plate block in beautiful, but I also like paper piecing. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. I LOVE the Dresden block. I have been wanting one of these rulers for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. Morning Judith...your blocks are striking...sew much sew I think one made it in our top 2...oh yes it did ..

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    1. Thank you Madame Samm! My beauties had so many comments today. It was a wonderful day for blog hopping...Judith, Texas

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  7. Great blocks! Love the Dresden. Thanks!

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  8. I love the Dresden plate block! :)

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  9. Good Morning Judith! I love the richness of the colors on your block. It is stunning. My next challenge is to learn how to paper piece..Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I'm loving all the Dresden blocks that I'm seeing around blogland lately. Thanks for such a beautiful version.

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  11. Love that Dresden plate...exquisite details with the quilting! And I love your star block! Way to go!

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  12. I admired your block using the Dresden plate pattern. Winning a ruler would let me try it too. Thanks for the show.

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  13. A fine job you did also - I am really loving the paper piecing these days also. You get such good results. Judy C

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  14. How very beautiful and what a great job. Thanks for doing the hop.

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  15. Your Dresden Plate block is amazing!

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  16. Beautiful dresden plate...thanks for sharing all of your lovely blocks!

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  17. Your bag caught my eye but your dresden plate intrigued me. It is beautiful!

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  18. great blocks but don't enter me in the giveaway I have ruler and love making dresdens.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop. Judith, Texas

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  19. I really like the quilting you did on your dresden block. I've never tried putting one together but I might give it a try now! Beautiful work, thank you for sharing.

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  20. Love the Dresden block. Thank you for sharing

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  21. I don't have the ruler and it would be fun to win it. Your blocks are great! I'm enjoying the blog hop.

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  22. I love your blocks and I do not have this ruler and have wanted to try making a Dresden quilt. I think I would use your inspiration and start with just one block before tackling a whole quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  23. I, too, am just taking up paper piecing! I am going pretty slowly but I have as a goal a New York Beauty quilt on my mind...

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    1. I look forward to seeing your NY Beauty. This is one on my list to make in the future. Enjoy the hop...Judith, Texas

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  24. Your blocks are beautiful. I love the Dresden one best. I think I need to get one of those mini quilt holders.

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  25. Love your Dresden plate the best. This is something I would try if I would be lucky enough to win your giveaway. Thanks

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  26. Beautiful blocks! Very nice to make it to the top two and very deserving. :O)

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  27. I love your blocks, especially the Dresden plate. I want to try to make some of these too. I also love to paper piece and Carol's blocks are my favorite.

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  28. I like your blocks! I like the star blocks but the Dresden plate one turned out so nice! I think the contrast in colors is great!

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  29. I just Love your Dresden Block, and the colors are just great!! I am a Dresden addict I just Love them! I have never attempted to make one and didn't know a special ruler even existed. Needless to say I would Love to Win!! and if I don't thanks for including the Info here as to what I need to look for!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I too did not know about the ruler until I saw one at a local shop in town. I was so happy that it came with instructions. Go luck and enjoy the rest of the RWB blog hop....Judith, Texas

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  30. I am really having fun hopping around to see all of these blocks. They are gorgeous.

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  31. Hi, Your Dresden Block is beautiful. I have never made one, I just admire the blocks others make that seem so impossible to me. I did not know of that ruler, and sure would like to win you prize and try to make my own. Actually, I just need to get one if I don't win, I have to try to make a block like yours.

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    1. I would love to see your dresden block. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the RWB blog hop. Judith, Texas

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  32. Your blocks are great thank you for sharing.

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  33. When I clicked into your blog and saw that dresdin plate block all I could say is WHOOO. That is a great block, and I would love to have that ruler.

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  34. I love dresdens. Thanks for showing:)

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  35. Great dresden block..want to try to make one...Thanks for all the blocks..and the chance to win...would love that ruler

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  36. Pretty Dresden Plate mini quilt...love the quilting!!

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  37. Your blocks are fabulous! I tried paper piecing yesterday and made a BIG mess so I can appreciate your skills! Isn't there a contest with the EZ Dresden ruler somewhere in blogland? You should enter your block--it's a winner!

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    1. The ripper and I are very close and have met head on when I took up paper piecing back in April. I am thankful for scraps to practice on. Keep at it. Thank you for stopping by..Judith, Texas

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  38. Love your Dresden Plate quilt..would love to win that ruler, thanks for the giveaway..love giveaways! Edna

    dollsem1@frontier.com

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  39. I love your dresden plate done for the 4th! Wish I had thought of it. Thanks for the give-a-way.

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  40. How patriotic they both are!! I would love to be entered for the dresdin give away. Thanks.

    tdwoverton@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Terri, This is my favorite time of the year from memorial to labor day and put my beauties out. Thanks for stopping by and I will put your name in the hat. Enjoy the rest of the RWB blog hop. Judith, Texas

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  41. As I was reading your post, I was thinking how cute your Dresden Plate block was and how I need to get one of those rulers, so I really hope I win your giveaway.

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  42. Your Dresden Plate block is cute! Makes me want to make one too!

    sue
    legato1958 at aol dot com

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  43. Hi Judith! What beautiful blocks! I'm glad you like paper piecing and Carol Doak! The way you finished the Dresden plate is stunning! I put that on my favorite bar! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Hi Judith. Great blocks. Fingers crossed that my post will be picked! I'd love to win the ruler.

    halterjo@vvm.com
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    stitchingwithsue@gmail.com

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  45. I love the dresden plate! All your blocks are great! Thanks so much for sharing them. Chiskag at gmail
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  46. Great blocks. I like the look of paper pieced blocks, but haven't quite got the technique down. Your star looks super. Please do not put me in the giveaway. I already have the ruler and love using it.

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    1. katie, My beauties thank you for your sweet words. Keep at it with the paper piecing. You will enjoy the end results. Thank you for stopping by, Judith, Texas

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  47. Would love to win a dresden ruler. Thank you for the chance.

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  48. I have not made a dresden block or quilt yet, so that would be fun to win a gadget for that! cute project

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  49. I would love an opportunity to win!
    -Brittany
    naturalnesters@gmail.com

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  50. Dresden ruler? I'm in for that one! New follower. Thanks!

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  51. HELLO! VERY NICE BLOCKS!
    THANK FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A DRESDEN!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  52. Love your blocks! Thank you for the chance to win a ruler, never can have enough :)

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  53. I'd love to win the dresden ruler! Thanks for the chance! Thanks for participating in the Red, White and Blue blog hop!

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  54. Your Dresden Plate mini quilt looks amazing. I really like the stars that you quilted on it. Thanks for the chance to win a ruler.

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  55. Your blocks are amazing! You certainly don't disappoint!

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  56. Happy Hop Day, Wow, just amazing work! Great job, thank you for playing.

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    1. Thank you Jane for inviting me! I am enjoying the hop. Judith, Texas

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  57. I've not made a Dresden yet, but I am loving all the different dresdens showing up on quilt blogs! I am not familiar with the EZ Dresden Ruler, but if it can make toppers like the one you made, I'd love to give it a try!

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  58. I've been wanting to try the ruler. I've made Dresden plate many other ways, but everyone seems to love the ruler. Your block is beautiful and I see the table runner too. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Deborah

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  59. All of your blocks are lovely especially the plate.

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  60. Your Dresden is stunning! I love how the navy blue makes the red and white pop!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and good luck. Enjoy the RWB blog hop...Judith, Texas

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  61. I would love to win! Thankyou for picking me :)

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  62. I love your Dresden , just gorgeous ,thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win the ruler , that would be awesome.

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  63. I am loving this blog hop!! Your dresden mini quilt is very sweet - thanks for sharing!!

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  64. I'm so enjoying all the beautiful blocks being shared on this hop! LOVE your dresden block-- definitely want to make a dresden quilt some day!! Thank you for the chance to win the ruler-- WONDERFUL prize!! :-)

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  65. I have never used that ruler .... looks like a good one as i have seen a few other that have made items with it. Thanks for the chance on the give away.....great post
    in stitches

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  66. All the blocks are so wonderful! I love the dresden the most! thanks!

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  67. i really need to win that ruler thanks for the chance

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  68. The blocks turned out great. You should be proud of yourself. Thanks for the chance to win the ruler.

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  69. Love your blocks! Enjoyed my stop!

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  70. I loved the blocks that you made...very pretty....and thank you for a chance to win the ruler...I would love to have one....

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  71. Enjoyed viewing your RWB blocks ~ love stars!
    The Dresden looks so pretty in patriotic colors...
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the wedge rulers.
    Happy Stitching

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  72. I love the quilting contast on the Dresden block! Thank you for a lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  73. All yout blocks turned out great but I especially like the Dresden plate one. How wonderful it turned out with the red, white and blue. Thanks for the chance to win the ruler. I have never made a Dresden before.

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  74. Love the Dresden plate block, very pretty. Love the quilted stars in the corners.

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  75. Your blocks are beautiful, especially the Dresden plate, just lovely! I'm new to quilting, so anything right now would be a great help to me---love a chance to win the ruler. Have a great day, blessed be, hugs!!!

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    1. Hi Pam, Thanks for stopping by. Quilting is a treasure and happy to share it. Enjoy the rest of the RWB blog hop...Judith, Texas

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  76. WOW doesn't even begin to cover what I think about your blocks!! I went out earlier to day to a quilt shop looking for that Dresden ruler without much luck. Seeing you block and the tablerunner that you made just makes me want it more!! Now I'm hoping for newbie follower's good luck so that I might win your little ruler. Thanks For the Chance to win!
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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    1. Sorry to hear the quilt shop was out Tricia. Good luck with the giveaway and enjoy the rest of the RWB blog hop. Thanks for following and stopping by. Judith, Texas

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  77. Love your blocks! The bloghop is lots of fun! Thanks for having a giveaway.
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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  78. Judith, your blog is beautiful and your blocks are very, very nice! Thank you so much for sharing them :) I've become a follower of yours just so I can come back and visit your sweet treasures!

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    1. Thank you Wendy for stopping by. I had a wonderful time making my beauties and happy to share them. Enjoy the hop....Judith, Texas

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  79. Your quilting on the dresden is great! Thanks for sharing your blocks, and the giveaway for the ez dresden ruler.

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  80. Beautiful blocks you have shown us. The Dresden is my favorite block already and yours really made it look elegant. I absolutely love the blue fabric you've used. It is such a gorgeous rich color of blue.

    Thank you for the giveaway chance.
    vburr at charter dot net

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  81. Judith I love your blocks. I've never tried the Dresden because frankly it scares me. :) When I was first learning to quilt my mother gave me a Dresden Plate quilt top that my grandmother made and I attempted to quilt it. Minimal quilting. Now I look at it and know that I need to add some quilting to it but I have arthritis in my hands so I'm not sure I could do it any more. But I do like paper piecing a lot so I love both of your paper pieced blocks. I'm going to look up Carol Doak's work - thanks for mentioning that. blessings, marlene

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    1. Marlene, here is Carol Doak's link to her website: http://www.caroldoak.com. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the blog hop. Judith, Texas

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  82. Love the Dresden block, the quilting really sets it off.

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  83. Thank you for the inspiring block...and the wonderful give-a-way.

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  84. I like your star block but I have to say, I scrolled on down and saw the RWB Dresden plate table runner!!! Oh my goodness, that is so lovely!! You should have featured that on today's blog as well!! Oh I would sooooo love to win the ruler!! My 7 yr. old Granddaughter saw the Dresden plate design and wanted one of the rulers she read about (she is an obsessive quilter and stitcher at age 7!!) I would most definitely give her the ruler if I won!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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    1. Gmama Jane, Your granddaughter is a treasure. I just started quilting two years ago and I am still finding my way. Thank you for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway. Judith, Texas

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  85. Beautiful blocks, always love dresdens!

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  86. I managed to do a mixer cover with Dresden plates on each side - but I didn't have a ruler, I just winged it. I was lucky, and they laid flat & were mostly even, but, whew, it wasn't easy! I LOVE your table runner & block!! Thanks for sharing them with us all!! And thanks for the chance to win a cool tool!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by KC and I would love to see your cover. Judith, Texas

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  87. Love your block and I have to say I would love to have the ruler.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  88. That's a great little bag you made with your block. I'm going to do some of those, soon. I'm a new follower of you and hope you'll visit us at Prairie Cottage and follow me, too. Thanks for letting us visit.

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    1. Just visited your blog and love your ohio star for 4th of July. Beautiful founders quilt! Will have to try the mother-in-law recipe. YUM! I will be stopping by your blog soon. Stop by anytime. Judith, Texas

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  89. i would love to have the ruler and learn how to do the dresden block. thank you for the opportunity. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  90. Your blocks look wonderful. I love dresdens and I've also been trying a little paper piecing lately. Thanks for the chance to win the ruler.

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  91. Hi Judith, I found your link on Carol's group. I am glad I found it your site is really cool. I am bookmarking you so I can come back regularly. Great work and I love the Dresden I am about ready to attempt my first one.

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    1. Happy you stop by Brenda! I love to see your Dresden when you are ready to show. Enjoy the rest of the RWB blog hop. Judith, Texas

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  92. What a neat block. Love that you only used three colors and did stars for the quilting. I've been learning paper piecing. I could probably handle a star. hehe. Thanks for sharing!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I just got this ruler and can't wait to break it in. Love your design. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the contrast quilting on your block :)

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  94. I have ALWAYS wanted to do a dresden and have jsut not gotten around to it! I have a STASH of 30's prints (I am a traditional kind of gal that way) and someday... it wil happen!! :o) I LOVE yours!!

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  95. This is awesome.. From a TX neighbor too. Also my mom is named Judith... great work, I have to make this, thanks for the info

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  96. What a fun group of blocks! I like the background on your blog. Thanks for the links :)

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  97. I love your little quilts. I recently bought a small quilt display and am anxious to make a tiny quilt for it. I may mimic one of yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  98. I'm always looking for something that I haven't tried. This would be fun. Thanks.

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  99. Dresdens are so classic, thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. Your blocks are happy and inspiring! Love the dresdon! would love a ruler to use. Thanks for sharing the designs and the giveaway.

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  101. I love your blocks. I have wanted to try a dresdon so the ruler would be perfect. Thanks for the chance!

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  102. Cute blocks I've made Dresden blocks before but with English paper piece not with a ruler. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. The best things about hops are they introduce you to blogs that you didn't know existed. Glad I found yours and now you have a new follower - me! Love the dresden block and the stars in the corners. Like the fact that you used a cookie cutter for the template.

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    1. I am happy you stopped by and enjoying the hop. Judith, Texas

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  104. I love your Dresden block, and I also love paper piecing!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  105. Your Dresden plate block is so strikingly awesome. My mom always made dresden quilts. Nancy's ruler must be amazing. Thanks

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  106. So great table topper, and I like the way you quilted it. Thanks for the giveaway. tubakk@online.no

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  107. Love dresdens. Your blocks are wonderful and it's so nice to meet you!
    xx

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  108. Your blocks are beautiful! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  109. The dresden pattern is indeed pretty. it is the first pattern that I ever made. I did not have this lovely ruler or a rotary cutter as I made it as a teenager and it is awhile since I have been a teenager.
    It makes smile thinking how far we have come in the notions department.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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  110. nice blocks - the dresden is so cute :)

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