It’s all Red White & Blue

And today I’m so happy to be part of the
Red White & Blue Blog Hop
hosted by Jane over at Jane’s Fabrics

Jane, thanks for hosting this fabulous Hop!
and thank you Madame Samm for the awesome cheers
at Sew We Quilt!
This color combination was a bit of a challenge for me…
I loved working with the reds and whites,
but the dark blues,
well, they were a bit harder!!!
…. and guess what, I really had a great time!
I actually came up with seven blocks,
but ran out of time…
…so here’s we go…
This is the first block I made – the background is paper pieced
and the eagle is a raw-edge applique
Next, I paper pieced this little airplane
and just had to add the little flag button
to the wing  *Ü*
While playing with ideas,
all I could think about was pinwheels,
so this was my first attempt…
 …then I got a little more creative
and decided my pinwheels needed to be 3-D
Only challenge here was hand stitching the fireworks with metallic thread,
but I think it was worth the trouble. 
This one turned out to be my favorite of all!
Would you like to make the little wagon with the pinwheels block?
I made the pattern and a little fabric kit to give to one of you…
all you have to do is leave me a comment
telling me what your favorite dessert is!
Enter by Sunday, July 15
I’ll announce a winner on the 16
Thanks for visiting!
Check out these wonderful blogs in today’s hop!
Happy hopping,

179 thoughts on “It’s all Red White & Blue

  1. Gill says:

    I love your little wagon! My neighbour recently returned from 3 years in the US and brought one of these with her!
    I love rhubarb crumble at this time of year!

  2. tubakk says:

    So fantastic, all your blocks. And I like your eagle block the best. But all the things your have added, buttons, 3Ds, make them spesial. Thanks for showing us. And my favorite dessert, must be icecream with all sorts of fruit. Greetings from Turid in Norway

  3. Susie Q says:

    Hi Cherry, I love the blocks they are so unusual especially the Eagle one. My favourite desert is apple pie, warm or cold, with cream or ice cream. Anyway really. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

  4. Zuzan says:

    Hi Cherry
    Your blocks made me smile. The first pinwheel had to be buttoned down or it would have whirled away. Love embellishments so the little wagon with pinwheels brought back happy childhood memories. My favourite dessert is the one in front of me (at any time of day).
    I would love the wagon for my grand-nephew. Thank you for sharing such fun and the giveaway.

  5. leanne says:

    love your blocks but that wagon is adorable – thanks for the chance to make my own πŸ™‚ my favourite dessert is pavlova and my aunt makes the best πŸ™‚

  6. Lesley says:

    Your blocks are all adorable! Looks like you have embraced those colors very well and have created little works of art! My favorite dessert is blueberry cheesecake…but if I make it, I tend to eat it all, so I don't make it very often! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Sheila says:

    All your blocks are beautiful; I think I have found one of my favorite of the day with the "pinwheels & wagon" block. My favorite dessert is angle food cake with strawberries and blue berries. Great for the 4th of July. When making the cake, right out of the Duncan Hines box :), instead of using water, I use a can of crushed pineapple. I makes it so moist and delicious.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  8. JCnNC says:

    Wonderful blocks and I am also very captivated with pinwheels and wagon, would love that kit.

    My favorite dessert is Triple Chocolate Picnic Cake. Must use small box of Cook and Serve chocolate pudding and make according to package directions; when pudding is ready add one box of dry chocolate cake mix to the cooked pudding and stir until most lumps are gone; spread in a lightly sprayed 9 x 13 pan; sprinkle chocolate morsels over the top and bake 375 for approximately 25-30 minutes. Enjoy JudyCnNC

  9. Fiesta says:

    Cherry, your blocks are delightful and I would love to make the wagon one. I love coffee ice-cream. I have a small ice cream maker by Hamilton beach and I make my own. I add chocolate pieces and instant espesso grounds for texture. It is define!

  10. Sharon says:

    Cherry your blocks are just awesome they say "Celebrate" all over them. I love the wagon..ummm I love dessert and it is hard to pick a favorite but I will have to say banana pudding with strawberries on top…yummm. Thanks for such a wonderful give-a-way. Oh I also love the eagle block very pretty…

  11. Jeanie says:

    Everything that you made is darling…..wonderful job! I love Key Lime pie in the summer (OK….I like it anytime, but it's easier to find in the summer). Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Michelle May says:

    Oh my gosh is that ever the cutest block! Love how you stitched the fireworks! Fun! That would be the so cute as a pillow on a sun porch.
    Favorite dessert would be apple pie with lots of spray whip cream and a cup of coffee.

  13. Linda says:

    WOW! Love your blocks…I would love to make the pinwheel block..Our favorite is French Silk pie! Of course, in the Summer my favorite is a Berry Trifle. (recipe on my blog) : )

  14. carla.meier says:

    I love the pinwheels in the wagon. This would make a GREAT wall quilt to brighten up my cubicle wall at work! My favorite dessert is Rhubarb Crisp. It's a great summer treat.

  15. Teresa in Music City says:

    Oh my gosh yes! I'd love to win the little wagon and pinwheel quilt!!! It is the cutest thing!!! Will you share the pattern for those who do not win? I'd love to make this sweet little block :*) Great job on all your blocks – I had fun visiting your blog and signed up to follow.

  16. Michele says:

    Wow oh wow! I am blown away by your wonderful blocks.

    Vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries and blueberries with a huge mountain of whipped cream. Yummo!

  17. Madame Samm says:

    have you ever made anything I wasn't sew excited that I could call it my very own…today is no exception, I just love love love the red wagon, and your fireworks were terrific, I would have been using coloured pencils lol.
    What a terrific give way….and you know she puts everything in there sew you too can make the absolute copycat that you want to achieve…I think yes I think you made it on the list of something …mmmm yes I do believe you did lol

  18. Madame Samm says:

    ohhhh my favourite dessert ever, would be upside down rhubarb cake…there is something that screams summer for me…in fact I think I have enough rhubarb to make one today…come on over when you are done here, it will be just popping out of the oven

  19. krislovesfabric says:

    Oooh, would love to win that kit…my fave is peach pie ;)…I love several of your blocks and your pinwheel theme is great! Love the looks of the metallic thread, I haven't tried hand embroidery with it…maybe I should! So good to hop with you!!

  20. Mhairi says:

    I love your blocks but I absolutely love both the pinwheel designs. I really love pinwheels.
    My favourite dessert is a draw between Strawberry shortcake and my mums cherry cheese pie.
    But as a go-to I love icecream.

  21. Michelle says:

    WOW!! What a great collection of blocks. I really liked the eagle applique. A kit to replicate the pinwheel block – oh yes!!
    I really love key lime pie, but frozen custard (a seasonal treat)is a close second.

  22. suz says:

    I really think this wagon is the best block so far. The eagle is wonderful too. You are very talented! My favorite desert is a tie between Black Forest Cake and Creme Brule.

  23. Mimi says:

    Love all your blocks – thanks for sharing in the blog hop!! The Wagon and Pinwheels is too stinkin' cute – thanks for the chance to win a kit.

  24. Renea says:

    I would be thrilled to win the wagon with pinwheels kit. It is sew far my favorite block and would look sew cute on my table topper hanger. My favorite dessert would have to be brownies!

  25. Annette says:

    I would love to win the little kit forthe wagon block.
    My favorite dessert …… a triffle with fresh summer berries.
    thanks for sharing and having the give away
    in stitches

  26. Sherrill says:

    I love ALL of your blocks–how cute are they?!! Think we need patterns for each one of them! Fav dessert–YIKES! OK, I guess homemade chocolate chip ice cream..a staple at our family summertime gatherings. Thanks for a fab giveaway.

  27. Gwen says:

    I love your blocks!! They are all so pretty– especially the darling little pinwheel wagon!! Yes, I would LOVE to make one for myself!! πŸ™‚ My favorite dessert is probably any homemade cookie– in particular those with chocolate chips! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

  28. Cindy says:

    My favorite dessert is lemon bars. I am in love with your 3-d pinwheel block. It is adorable, love the wagon. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win your giveaway!

  29. soozeedoozee says:

    All of your blocks are fresh and interesting, especially the little red wagon. Well, all of your blog is fresh and interesting and I have enjoyed following it for that reason. That favorite dessert has to be German Chocolate Cake (with the coconut topping) that Grandmother made for my birthdays, although any dessert with rhubarb is next to top of the list. Thanks for your pretty post and giveaway opportunity.

  30. Needled Mom says:

    The blocks are all wonderful, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 3-D pinwheels. Great idea and so festive. Your airplane with the flag is cute too anf the first pinwheel is a great pattern.

    My favorite dessert is a raspberry ribbon pie. Yum!

  31. Purl Buttons says:

    I like your work! I love pinwheels and the airplane is nostalgic and cute. My favorite dessert (this week) is Talenti Gelato Sea Salt and Caramel. It you try it, you will never think of any other ice cream the same way.

  32. Terry@ iluvmybugs says:

    Cherry, your blocks are just beautiful!!! The 3D pinwheel block is my absolute favorite…love your hand stitched fireworks!!!

    My favorite dessert is tiramisu. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!!

  33. Katherine says:

    Gorgeous blocks, Cherry! The 3-D pinwheels are just brilliant and look fantastic in the wagon. Thanks so much for sharing! My favourite dessert?…freshly picked, sunshine warmed peaches.

  34. BizyStitches says:

    Love all your blocks, but I have to say my favorite is also the wagon, I'm so glad you decided to give that pattern and fabric as a give away. I would love to win. My favorite dessert changes all the time. But probably what I like the most is Cherry Pie with Ice Cream.

  35. Frances says:

    I love your wagon block. So fresh and wonderful looking.
    Choosing a fav dessert is difficult because I never met one I did not like. However if chocolate cheesecake is on the menu it always gets my vote.

  36. Frances says:

    I love your wagon block. So fresh and wonderful looking.
    Choosing a fav dessert is difficult because I never met one I did not like. However if chocolate cheesecake is on the menu it always gets my vote.

  37. StitchinByTheLake says:

    You are so creative – I have not one iota of creativity so I envy you! I do fine with patterns, but to create a block myself, no way. πŸ™‚ I love machine applique so I know that eagle wasn't easy to do but it's just wonderful. I'd love to win the wagon pattern and kit – it's my favorite of course. And my favorite dessert is coconut cream pie. Or plain cheesecake. Or warm Brownies with ice cream. Oh my, do I really have to pick one? blessings, marlene

  38. Jane's Fabrics and Quilts says:

    Happy Hop Day Cherry, Wow, you blocks are amazing. Love the wings on the Eagle! As for blue, you choose the perfect fabrics. You must love to paper piece as it shows in your perfect work. How I love your wagon and pinwheels. What a darling wall-hanging that would make. Thank you so much for playing!

  39. Connie says:

    What creative blocks! A wonderful combination of techniques! My favorite dessert has to be Red Velvet cake, thanks for a great giveaway too!

  40. Judy says:

    I love your wagon with the 3D pinwheels. I have just the perfect spot for it! My favorite dessert is a buttermilk pound cake. Mmmm, delicious.

  41. Keri F says:

    What a cheery, beautiful block! I would love to make this with my girls for next Fourth of July. My favorite dessert is Mississippi Mud Pie. Thank you.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Love the little wagon and fireworks. My favorite dessert is a pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting I found in an old grange cookbook 39 years ago when I was a new bride. Supereasy, I use it for family gatherings and potlucks.

  43. Judith says:

    I do adore your little wagon. You have out done yourself with your beautiful blocks. My favorite dessert is a Apple dump cake. Yum! Have fun with the hop! Judith, Texas

  44. Beth says:

    Oh that little wagon is so cute!!!! My favorite dessert is something called "Better Than Robert Redford". It is so good & very light. It is basically pudding layers & cool whip. My family always asks for that when we have get togethers. This hop is so much fun. Thank you all.

  45. Maxine says:

    Paper sack apple pie….mmmm good. And I agree I love the 3D pinwheels..All the block are great..The eagle really great…Thanks for the chance to win…

  46. Snoodles says:

    You rocked those pinwheels! I'm so glad that you did a 3D block — I was gettin' kinda lonely! LOL
    My fav dessert is cherry pie with vanilla ice cream on top!

  47. Diana says:

    Love your blocks, don't do applique but would try it as your block is so cute. Love the pin wheels.
    Favorite desert is apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese on it. YUM!!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. SpartanBabe says:

    Your blocks are great! I have a handful of those 3-d pinwheels from a guild meeting and now have some great inspiration to work from! My favorite dessert is my great grandmother's ambrosia salad. So light and fluffy – can't get enough of it. Luckily the hubs doesn't care for it :o)

  49. Quilt n Queen says:

    The red wagon with the 3-D pinwheels is adorable…super cute…oh yes!! I would love to make one…keeping my fingers crossed. I would have to say my favorite dessert is rhubarb custard pie but I will eat pretty much all desserts. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance at the giveaway!! Have a wonderful day!!

  50. Lori says:

    You did fantastic on all your blocks. So creative. I would love to win and make a block like the wagon with fireworks, My favorite dessert is pumpkin pie with ice cream. Homemade with low sugar
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  51. Linda says:

    Your blocks are fabulous! Thank you for participating in this blog hop. I'd love to win your wonderful giveaway. My favorite dessert is my Mother's homemade peach pie with a scoop of ice cream on top.

  52. Nan S. says:

    Cute pattern. It reminds me of a nearby neighborhood that has an annual 4th of July parade. All the children have their red wagons decorated.

  53. mary e says:

    that wagon is the cutest thing ever!!! i just commented on a another blog that i didn't care for red white and blue except for our flag. i have seriously changed my mind. favorite desert, all of the above mentioned!!

  54. Deborah says:

    All I have to do is tell you I love cherry pie and then I get entered into a great drawing? You are wonderful! And you sew really well too!

  55. Anonymous says:

    Love, love, love the wagon & pinwheels, but I especially love the eagle!
    Key Lime Pie is my favorite dessert.

  56. Gmama Jane says:

    DID YOU DESIGN THAT PINWHEEL WAGON PATTERN?? i'M IMPRESSED! I wanted to do something 3-D but couldn't come up with anything creative. I would Love to make this pattern. Is there any way we can BUY the pattern?
    Great Job!!!
    Gmama Jane

  57. Tricia says:

    Cherry I became a new follower after looking at you blocks as I found them to be inspiring and beauitul too. I even went back and started to read previous post too. Hummmmmm favorite dessert right now is in front of me…lol. It is homemade cake like brownies with Cherry icecream with Rediwhip and marchino cherries. Being in Michigan I think it is in our DNA to love Cherries. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the chance to win your pretty wagon & pinwheels. It will make for a pretty cute mini quilt for our little cottage home.

  58. Julie says:

    Darling wagon & pinwheel block! Great job on all of them…your fabric choices are striking! I love mint brownies, with berry pie a close second.

  59. MoeWest says:

    Your blocks are great and the red wagon with pinwheels just screams summer to me. My favourite dessert is fruit pie with ice cream. Thanks for the chance to win the kit.

  60. bets says:

    Absolutely love your last one with the pinwheels in the wagon…..very creative indeed! So would love that pattern! My favorite dessert is anything with chocolate…really…brownies, choc.chip bars etc. Thanks, nice giveaway!

  61. Farm Quilter says:

    You are so creative!!! Your blocks are awesome and I am in awe of the wagon block you designed! My favorite dessert…love chocolate but I really love my grandmother's recipe for oatmeal cookies (they have coconut shreds in them). I could eat them all day long :o)

  62. Judy B says:

    It is hard to pick my favorite block, they are all so neat. Love the wagon. Desserts are my down fall, but cheese cake is my all time favorite! Thank you for the generous giveaway

  63. Rhonda D. says:

    I absolutely LOVE the wagon & pinwheel block!!! Thanks for the chance to
    win!! My most favorite dessert is home-made cheesecake.


  64. evelyn says:

    Love your blocks. They just kept getting better. My favorite dessert-anything chocolate-it's too hot to bake right now, so Tim Hortons' Boston Creme is on the top of my list.

  65. Marcia W. says:

    My mother's pecan pie is my all time favorite dessert. Though, we are eating our first Died and Gone to Heaven Chocolate Cake and it is wonderful too. Your blocks are gorgeous and when saw that wagon on sewwequilt I had to go find the creator's blog. Great job!

  66. Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh, all your blocks are fabulous & thank you so much for a chance at your give-away of the kit….I love pinwheels! I have such a weakness for desserts of all kinds but I have to say my favourite is anything with rhubarb!

  67. VickiT says:

    Oh my gosh Cherry! Those blocks are stunning. I really love the first one and well, the second ……….and the third……..Sure glad I don't have to pick my favorite one. It would be impossible. Beautiful job.

    And that wagon block is adorable. I love that one.
    My favorite dessert really depends on my mood but, I can say that I would never turn down a really good chocolate mousse cake.

  68. kc says:

    Hi Cherry! Love all those blocks, especially the pinwheel and wagon!!! I was gonna leave a comment and tell you how much I adored it, and then I saw you were giving away a little kit to make it – how sweet is that!

    I usually bake every other day, and tonight was the night, as a matter of fact. Tonight I made a cream cheese & lime pound cake. Oh my, oh my. It started with 3 sticks of butter, 3 cups of sugar (I cut that back!!) and a block of cream cheese…and 6 eggs. All in one bundt pan. Oh my, it was good! At 500 calories a slice, it had to be. Good thing we have neighbors that look forward to my offerings!! I'd hate to have to eat that whole thing (but I sure could have!!).

    Thanks for sharing your creativity & goodness with us all!

  69. Prairie Stitcher says:

    Oh, your work is beautiful! Thanks for letting us visit. I am really enjoying this blog hop. I'm a new follower and hope you will visit my site when you have time. Favorite dessert? I would have to say Strawberry Shortcake. Yes, that's my favorite.

  70. Tammy says:

    Wow, what creative blocks! Love the little airplane. I really enjoy your blog. Hard to pick just one dessert, but for this time of year probably a fresh raspberry tart! Tiramasu is not far behind that! Thanks for your generosity with the giveaway!

  71. Tammy says:

    Wow, what creative blocks! Love the little airplane. I really enjoy your blog. Hard to pick just one dessert, but for this time of year probably a fresh raspberry tart! Tiramasu is not far behind that! Thanks for your generosity with the giveaway!

  72. Jodi - usairdoll says:

    Oh gosh!! You had me at the first block! hehe. I love the eagle in flag fabrics. Of course the plane as I'm retired from the airlines and pinwheels, who doesn't love pinwheels? Only if they were in a wagon would they be cuter. hehe. Super job, all your blocks are amazing! Favorite dessert? I love chocolate so maybe german chocolate cake, fudge or brownies.

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


  73. Ellis2Roam says:

    I really like your wagon and pinwheels. They are beautiful. My favourite dessert is strawberry shortcake with carmel drizzled over the top. Thanks for a great blog.

  74. Nancy in IN says:

    Cheesecake is my very favorite with some fresh fruit on top. I don't make often but did Wednesday. Tried a new recipe only didn't follow and added fresh peaches. Was a hit!!

  75. Debbie says:

    Warm apple pie with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream…can't get more all-American than that either! Love, love, love the wagon and especially love the eagle. Thanks so much for sharing.

  76. MooseStash Quilting says:

    Dessert, really now can you only pick 1? You know I would pass up any meal for a dessert… But if I really had to choose, it would probably be Carrot Cake. Loaded with tons of cream cheese frosting. Oops, for my diet center, I met to say a carrot! πŸ™‚ hahahahaha I love the little wagon. You pinwheels are too cute!

  77. Margaret says:

    Cheese cake. Mostly just plain but peanut butter would be by next best flavor. Thanks for the giveaway. The wagon with the pinwheels is adorable. I love the eagle.

  78. Kylie Carlson says:

    I know how difficult metallic threads can be- but they always turn out so cool! My favorite dessert is cherry chocolate cheesecake and I always have to make it myself since no one else in my family will tackle cheesecakes. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

  79. quiltmom says:

    I think it would be quite tricky to work with the metallic threads It is a very cute block. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    My favorite dessert- cheesecake though icecream ranks right up there.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  80. edyB says:

    All of your blocks are wonderful! Love the little red wagon!
    My favorite dessert would be a Trifle with yummy fruit!
    Thanks for the chance to win…

  81. Silvana says:

    Me hice seguidora de tu blog porque me gusto mucho. Pienso que tus quilts son pequeΓ±as obras de arte. Me gustan las telas que usas, los detalles, etc.

  82. Maria Kievit says:

    That block with the wagon is so adorable! Would love to win the kit for this. My favourite dessert is just something simple: Either a mixture of fruit together ( I will make my own fruit cocktail from different fruits that I canned before), or yoghurt….. lol. I know, it's simple, but both of them are delicious, and always available in my house.

  83. Kigwit says:

    Your patterns are great-I love the airplane and the wagon. Too cute! My favorite dessert is a tie between my mom's banana pudding and her mississippi mud cake.

  84. Kathy H says:

    All your blocks look great and I love the little flag on the airplane. Then that wagon, how cute it is! My favorite dessert is Boston cream cake.

  85. Susan says:

    I LOVE that block—everything about it, from the wagon to the 3-D pinwheels, to the metallic fireworks! PERFECT for a houseful of boys which is what I have (5 of them!) You don't often find quilt decor that is appropriate for boys! My favorite dessert is strawberry rhubarb pie although I've only had it a few times in my life. Rhubarb doesn't grow well in the south and I have a hard time finding it. Strawberry pie or brownies and ice cream substitute nicely though! Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Donna Joy says:

    Most delightful wagon block. I used to have those spinning pinwheels when I was a kid, brings back memories.
    Love strawberry shortcake , oh and saskatoon pie. Thanks for giveaway, would really enjoy making that block.

  87. Bobbie says:

    hmm my comment disappeared!I was gonta reply cause I forgot to put in my favorite dessert- is yes. my other comment said Cherry once again I am in love with your blocks- the plane is just plain charming and oh that wagon! :o)

  88. Anonymous says:

    I just love the block. It makes me think of my grandchildren and the innocence that comes with hot summer days…parades…and picnics. My favorite dessert is white chocolate tuxedo mousse cake.

  89. aiah23 says:

    Love your blocks. My current favorite dessert is ice cream. I couldn't eat it for 4 yrs unless i made it myself with lactaid milk but for whatever reason, now, I can once again enjoy it:)

  90. Karen says:

    My favorite dessert varies depending on my mood! I would say, I cannot pass up anything with pumpkin tho! I hope you will publish this pattern for sale as well as your free give away!

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